History AdaptationalBadass / VideoGames

6th May '18 5:14:57 PM TheNerevarine
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* Some of the gods in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' are depicted as being much stronger than the Greek Myths presented them as. Ares, the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/GodOfWar first game]], is presented as a titanic warrior the requires a MacGuffin for Kratos to have a fighting chance against, where in the Greek myths he was a coward that would run away from a fight at the first sign of trouble despite being immortal (though Ares as an AdaptationalBadass is also done in every other adaption of him--including ''Roman'' mythology), and Persephone in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus Chains of Olympus]]'', who was simply mentioned as being dragged off by Hades in the Greek myths, is presented as being able to fight Kratos in hand-to-hand combat.

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* Some of the gods in the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'' are depicted as being much stronger than the Greek Myths presented them as. as:
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Ares, the BigBad of the [[VideoGame/GodOfWar first game]], is presented as a titanic warrior the requires a MacGuffin for Kratos to have a fighting chance against, where in the Greek myths he was a coward that would run away from a fight at the first sign of trouble despite being immortal (though Ares as an AdaptationalBadass is also done in every other adaption of him--including ''Roman'' mythology), and mythology)
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Persephone in ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarChainsOfOlympus Chains of Olympus]]'', who was simply mentioned as being dragged off by Hades in the Greek myths, is presented as being able to fight Kratos in hand-to-hand combat.combat.
** ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'': Baldur was best known in the Norse myths for ''dying''. Here, he is protrayed as [[spoiler:a super-strong, fast and immortal fighter that manages to give a lot of trouble to Kratos]].
22nd Apr '18 4:27:48 PM N8han11
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' puts characters from all over the franchise - including a handful of [=NPCs=] who never saw combat in their home games - on roughly equal footing, from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI blind witch Matoya]], FairyCompanion [[VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy Echo]], and [[NonActionGuy Non Action Girl]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Minfilia]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' puts characters from all over the franchise - including a handful of [=NPCs=] who never saw combat in their home games - on roughly equal footing, from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI blind witch Matoya]], FairyCompanion [[VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy Echo]], and [[NonActionGuy Non Action Girl]] NonActionGirl [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Minfilia]].
22nd Apr '18 3:57:25 PM Joylock
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* When [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] first showed up in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' he seemed like more of an AdaptationalWimp, having lost most of his supernatural powers and being forced to rely almost entirely on his WolverineClaws to fight. Then you remember that he only has his powers in [[DreamLand the dream world]] while in the physical world he's pretty much just a [[GoodScarsEvilScars foul-tempered burn victim]] with knives on his hands. In the movies, getting dragged into the physical world is basically a death sentence for Freddy, as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 the first movie]] in the franchise showed us he can't even outfight an untrained teenage girl in the real world. So watching him hold his own against people like Liu-Kang and Shang Tsung without his nightmare powers is actually pretty incredible.

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* When [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] first showed up in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' he seemed like more of an AdaptationalWimp, having lost most of his supernatural powers and being forced to rely almost entirely on his WolverineClaws to fight. Then you remember that he only has his powers in [[DreamLand the dream world]] while in the physical world he's pretty much just a [[GoodScarsEvilScars foul-tempered burn victim]] with knives on his hands.hands (who, to be fair, [[Film/FreddyVsJason seems to have picked up some MMA skills at some point]]). In the movies, getting dragged into the physical world is basically a death sentence for Freddy, as [[Film/ANightmareOnElmStreet1984 the first movie]] in the franchise showed us he can't even outfight an untrained teenage girl in the real world. So watching him hold his own against people like Liu-Kang and Shang Tsung without his nightmare powers is actually pretty incredible.
19th Apr '18 7:07:05 AM Hanz
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** Harley Quinn's backstory does not involve the Joker, meaning that she became a criminal by herself and thus is far more assertive and brutal. She also serves as the de-facto leader of [[LegionOfDoom The Pact]] after [[spoiler:Riddler's death]] and her relationship with "John Doe" (this universe's version of Joker) inverts their typical dynamic, with John being the SychophanticServant while she's the one who pushes him around.

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** Harley Quinn's backstory does not involve the Joker, meaning that she became a criminal by herself and thus is far more assertive and brutal. She also serves as the de-facto leader of [[LegionOfDoom The Pact]] after [[spoiler:Riddler's death]] and her relationship with "John Doe" (this universe's version of Joker) inverts their typical dynamic, with John being the SychophanticServant SycophanticServant while she's the one who pushes him around.
19th Apr '18 7:05:30 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' does this with the Riddler, who's usually reduced to a pathetic joke who screws himself over between his AwesomeEgo and his compulsion to leave behind clues. Here, Riddler is an international terrorist who was active before Bruce Wayne was even born, had Gotham's crimelords terrified of crossing him, and let himself get thrown into Santa Prisca (the prison that created Bane) just so he could bust it wide open mere minutes later, releasing all the inmates. During the game itself he makes use of horrific death-traps, fights Batman to a standstill despite being a couple of decades older thanks to AwesomenessByAnalysis, hands Batman a moral defeat by setting up a no-win situation that even he can't thwart, and [[spoiler:kills Lucius Fox]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and he doesn't leave behind clues, either.]]

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' does this with the Riddler, who's usually reduced to a pathetic joke who screws himself over between his AwesomeEgo and his compulsion to leave behind clues. Here, Riddler is an international terrorist who was active before Bruce Wayne was even born, had Gotham's crimelords terrified of crossing him, and let himself get thrown into Santa Prisca (the prison that created Bane) just so he could bust it wide open mere minutes later, releasing all the inmates. During the game itself he makes use of horrific death-traps, fights Batman to a standstill despite being a couple of decades older thanks to AwesomenessByAnalysis, hands Batman a moral defeat by setting up a no-win situation that even he can't thwart, and [[spoiler:kills Lucius Fox]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and he doesn't leave behind clues, either.]]]] This is later revealed to be due to [[spoiler:being exposed to an experimental virus that enhanced his physical and mental attributes while also decreasing his mental stability]].
** Harley Quinn's backstory does not involve the Joker, meaning that she became a criminal by herself and thus is far more assertive and brutal. She also serves as the de-facto leader of [[LegionOfDoom The Pact]] after [[spoiler:Riddler's death]] and her relationship with "John Doe" (this universe's version of Joker) inverts their typical dynamic, with John being the SychophanticServant while she's the one who pushes him around.
18th Apr '18 4:03:10 PM HeroicJay
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' puts characters from all over the franchise - including a handful of [=NPCs=] who never saw combat in their home games - on roughly equal footing, from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI blind witch Matoya]], FairyCompanion [[VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy Echo]], and NonActionGirl [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Minfilia]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' puts characters from all over the franchise - including a handful of [=NPCs=] who never saw combat in their home games - on roughly equal footing, from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI blind witch Matoya]], FairyCompanion [[VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy Echo]], and NonActionGirl [[NonActionGuy Non Action Girl]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Minfilia]].
18th Apr '18 4:02:35 PM HeroicJay
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyRecordKeeper'' puts characters from all over the franchise - including a handful of [=NPCs=] who never saw combat in their home games - on roughly equal footing, from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI blind witch Matoya]], FairyCompanion [[VideoGame/MobiusFinalFantasy Echo]], and NonActionGirl [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV Minfilia]].
29th Mar '18 5:44:49 PM josh6243
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** The Great Mazinger in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV''. While Great is strong, it's usually underpowered compared to its fellow Dynamics. Here, it's able to not only defeat Black Getter, but also fight Shin Getter to a standstill

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** The Great Mazinger in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsV''. While Great is strong, it's usually underpowered compared to its fellow Dynamics. Here, it's able to not only defeat Black Getter, but also fight Shin Getter to a standstillstandstill.
** While ''Mazinkaiser'' was always a powerhouse, the ''Anime/ShinMazinger'' influences allow him to be even more amazing with his attacks in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsX'', with the machine firing its Turbo Smasher Punches while flying. Kyoshoryuku Beam, while to the same extent as Mazinger Z's, still outright ''melts'' its victim, and knocking his opponents skywards with an uppercut ''firing'' the Kaiser Nova attack at them. [[spoiler:Oh, and let's not forget, he ''wrecks'' Mazinger ZERO's shit.]]
7th Mar '18 12:23:19 PM nombretomado
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* Slash of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' was depicted as a meek lackey of Bebop and Rocksteady in the cartoon, only helping them because he was being withheld a toy palm tree from them. In the SuperNintendo version ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'', he is easily ThatOneBoss in the Prehistoric Turtlesaurus level, plowing through most of your turtles with spinning attacks, a sword with a long reach, and the ability to block which [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard you do not possess]].

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* Slash of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' was depicted as a meek lackey of Bebop and Rocksteady in the cartoon, only helping them because he was being withheld a toy palm tree from them. In the SuperNintendo UsefulNotes/SuperNintendo version ''VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesTurtlesInTime'', he is easily ThatOneBoss in the Prehistoric Turtlesaurus level, plowing through most of your turtles with spinning attacks, a sword with a long reach, and the ability to block which [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard you do not possess]].
29th Jan '18 6:21:49 PM gophergiggles
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** Green Lantern, who was a [[TheLoad complete joke]] in the LEGO Movie, becomes the overall best playable character in the video game adaptation owing to being the only character with the GameBreaker flight ability as well as a projectile-based attack.
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