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21st Apr '18 4:27:20 PM HyperEmerson
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* [[TheDeadCanDance The zombie dance-off]] from ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7hI1STc1ps Even the Bard himself doesn't know what to make of it.]]

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* [[TheDeadCanDance The zombie dance-off]] from ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7hI1STc1ps Even the Bard himself doesn't know what to make of it.]]]]
* ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' games often feature instances of multiple Kirbies running around without much explanation, such as when he does his victory dance and a pair of fellow pink blobs pop up to back him up or when, at the end of the first game and its ''Super Star'' adaptation, he brings food back to a load of Kirbies. On the other hand, some games do have Kirby clones with proper involvement in the plot. Also of note is that ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' had a recurring creature called Batamon that looked like an OffModel Kirby and wandered around inaccessible areas. It never appeared again after this game.
30th Mar '18 2:08:50 PM rjd1922
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** If you're familiar with Website/{{Newgrounds}}, ''Castle Crashers''' pedigree, you might recognize many of this "art" from particularly bad flash portal entries.

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** If you're familiar with Website/{{Newgrounds}}, ''Castle Crashers''' pedigree, you might recognize many of this "art" from particularly bad flash UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash portal entries.
30th Mar '18 2:08:22 PM rjd1922
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** If you're familiar with Newgrounds, VideoGame/CastleCrashers' pedigree, you might recognize many of this "art" from particularly bad flash portal entries.

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** If you're familiar with Newgrounds, VideoGame/CastleCrashers' Website/{{Newgrounds}}, ''Castle Crashers''' pedigree, you might recognize many of this "art" from particularly bad flash portal entries.
30th Mar '18 2:07:53 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' while playing the Hero story, after you have completed the Death Chamber stage as Knuckles, you have a sudden encounter with a giant ghost named in-game as: [[CaptainErsatz King Boom Boo,]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros King of Ghosts]] with whom you then have a boss battle with that involves getting behind Boom Boo to attack an - in-game described - "baby ghost" who is holding an hourglass switch that opens overhead trap doors that let sunlight in, which when opened, will weaken King Boom Boo into a smaller state which can allow Knuckles to attack Boom Boo. King Boom Boo does not bare any other coherent relevance to the rest of the in-game plot or scenario and as soon as Knuckles is done fighting Boom Boo and he disappears, Knuckles just shrugs it off and King Boom Boo is never mentioned or referenced anywhere else in the whole game after that. He's made two more appearances in the franchise; fittingly, one of them is in a filler episode of ''Anime/SonicX'' that has no bearing on the rest of the series, while the other is his cameo as a companion in ''VideoGame/SonicRunners''.

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** The encounter with [[BonusBoss Mirakle B.]] in ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' He's a LoonyFan of [[StarterVillain Miror B.]] who randomly shows up to battle you if you go all the way through Pyrite Cave to Miror B.'s hideout after beating Dakim ([[PermanentlyMissableContent but before beating the]] FinalBoss). Beating him gets you nothing, and unlike with Miror B., you don't even get an easy way out of the area.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' while playing the Hero story, after you have completed the Death Chamber stage as Knuckles, you have a sudden encounter with a giant ghost named in-game as: [[CaptainErsatz King Boom Boo,]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros King of Ghosts]] with whom you then have a boss battle with that involves getting behind Boom Boo to attack an - in-game described - "baby ghost" who is holding an hourglass switch that opens overhead trap doors that let sunlight in, which when opened, will weaken King Boom Boo into a smaller state which can allow Knuckles to attack Boom Boo. King Boom Boo [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere does not bare any other coherent relevance to the rest of the in-game plot or scenario scenario]] and as soon as Knuckles is done fighting Boom Boo and he disappears, Knuckles just shrugs it off and King Boom Boo is never mentioned or referenced anywhere else in the whole game after that. He's made two more appearances in the franchise; fittingly, one of them is in a filler episode of ''Anime/SonicX'' that has no bearing on the rest of the series, while the other is his cameo as a companion in ''VideoGame/SonicRunners''.
30th Mar '18 2:04:55 PM rjd1922
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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' feature an optional event where an entire UNIVERSE is created and presumably destroyed in order to give you a rare Pokémon. Proof [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh1FLRJQALg here]]. And from the first UpdatedRerelease of ''Gold and Silver'', ''Pokémon Crystal'', we have the opening cutscene of the latter. Pure MindScrew: it doesn't even get a proper MindScrewdriver as a plot point within the game itself, where the Unown and Suicune are completely unrelated.

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** ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' feature an optional event where an entire UNIVERSE is created and presumably destroyed in order to give you a rare Pokémon. Proof [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh1FLRJQALg com/watch?v=GxC1kXm_AVs here]]. And from the first UpdatedRerelease of ''Gold and Silver'', ''Pokémon Crystal'', we have the opening cutscene of the latter. Pure MindScrew: it doesn't even get a proper MindScrewdriver as a plot point within the game itself, where the Unown and Suicune are completely unrelated.
18th Mar '18 5:24:28 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
** Inside Ebot's Cave is a treasure chest that not only talks, it also refuses to let you pass unless you feed it enough coral, to which it'll belch and bounce away once it's full. Nobody reacts to this and it's never brought up again.
** On the Phantom Train, you can encounter someone pretending to be Siegfried and he claims to be powerful. Fighting him shows that he's a complete joke, but he steals the treasure anyway and flees. No one reacts to it and he never shows up again.
4th Mar '18 3:00:07 AM AnotherDuck
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* In general, any [[SolveTheSoupCans poorly]] [[MoonLogicPuzzle done]] puzzle in an AdventureGame. Some players who are more interested in the story feel this way about puzzles in general.



* ''VideoGame/KerbalSpaceProgram'' has a number of easter eggs scattered around. Most are the sorts of things you'd expect: [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey monoliths]], a crashed [=UFO=], etc. But one of them is the gigantic corpse of a tentacled monster, which somehow ended up on a distant asteroid with no water. It's a reference to the meme of blaming [[GameBreakingBug destructive physics glitches]] on a "Space Kraken," but to those not in on the joke it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
4th Mar '18 2:51:51 AM AnotherDuck
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'':
** Big Mama goes off on a tangent comparing The Boss to the Virgin Mary, and Big Boss to Jesus, quickly adding pseudo-religious imagery to the mix of ''[=MGS4=]'''s "WTF?" moments. This angle is never ever mentioned again.
** Following your defeat of Screaming Mantis, the ghost of Psycho Mantis, who you killed in the first game, appears, apropos of nothing. He tries to make your controller move and to read your memory card, only to find that the hardware is different two generations later. He disappears in frustration, and this is never remarked upon. It happens all in one cutscene.
** In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Metal Gear Solid 3]]'', after you defeat [[KillItWithFire The Fury]], he shoots himself up into the ceiling, killing himself. That's not the weird part. After that, his body falls to the ground and explodes. That's not the weird part. The weird part is when the flames of his body inexplicably shoot out two screaming heads made of fire, which chase Snake around yelling "Fury!" before crashing into the scenery and causing it to collapse, cutting Naked Snake off from the room where the battle took place. Even for [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Cobras]] it was weird (especially because unlike the rest of his unit, The Fury was a [[BadassNormal badass normal]] with absolutely no supernatural powers, making it even more nonsensical).
** The Pain is considered to be an example. Every other member of his squad has some kind of backstory or explanation for who they are and where they got their abilities. The Pain? [[Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound "I'M COVERED IN BEES!" *boom*]]
** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. After [[spoiler: getting captured and sent to Arsenal Gear]], Raiden keeps getting a series of ever-increasingly bizarre Codec messages from Colonel Campbell and Rosemary, including the string of gibberish ending with a demand for [[MemeticMutation scissors, 61!]] Turns out that [[spoiler: Colonel Campbell and possibly Rose are both in fact the AI GW, which is suffering from the effects of a destructive computer worm]]. [[GainaxEnding The ending, however...]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Metal Gear Solid 4]]'':
''VideoGame/MetalGear'':
** Big Mama goes off on a tangent comparing The Boss Subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''. After [[spoiler: getting captured and sent to Arsenal Gear]], Raiden keeps getting a series of ever-increasingly bizarre Codec messages from Colonel Campbell and Rosemary, including the Virgin Mary, and Big Boss to Jesus, quickly adding pseudo-religious imagery to the mix string of ''[=MGS4=]'''s "WTF?" moments. This angle is never ever mentioned again.
** Following your defeat of Screaming Mantis, the ghost of Psycho Mantis, who you killed in the first game, appears, apropos of nothing. He tries to make your controller move and to read your memory card, only to find
gibberish ending with a demand for [[MemeticMutation scissors, 61!]] Turns out that [[spoiler: Colonel Campbell and possibly Rose are both in fact the hardware AI GW, which is different two generations later. He disappears in frustration, and this is never remarked upon. It happens all in one cutscene.
suffering from the effects of a destructive computer worm]]. [[GainaxEnding The ending, however...]]
** In ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater Metal Gear Solid 3]]'', after ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'':
*** After
you defeat [[KillItWithFire The Fury]], Fury]] he shoots himself up into the ceiling, killing himself. That's not the weird part. After that, his body falls to the ground and explodes. That's not the weird part. The weird part is when the flames of his body inexplicably shoot out two screaming heads made of fire, which chase Snake around yelling "Fury!" before crashing into the scenery and causing it to collapse, cutting Naked Snake off from the room where the battle took place. Even for [[QuirkyMinibossSquad the Cobras]] it was weird (especially because unlike the rest of his unit, The Fury was a [[BadassNormal badass normal]] with absolutely no supernatural powers, making it even more nonsensical).
** *** The Pain is considered to be an example. Every other member of his squad has some kind of backstory or explanation for who they are and where they got their abilities. The Pain? [[Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound "I'M COVERED IN BEES!" *boom*]]
** Subverted in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]''. After [[spoiler: getting captured ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'':
*** Big Mama goes off on a tangent comparing The Boss to the Virgin Mary,
and sent Big Boss to Arsenal Gear]], Raiden keeps getting a series Jesus, quickly adding pseudo-religious imagery to the mix of ever-increasingly bizarre Codec messages from Colonel Campbell ''[=MGS4=]'''s "WTF?" moments. This angle is never ever mentioned again.
*** Following your defeat of Screaming Mantis, the ghost of Psycho Mantis, who you killed in the first game, appears, apropos of nothing. He tries to make your controller move
and Rosemary, including the string of gibberish ending with a demand for [[MemeticMutation scissors, 61!]] Turns out to read your memory card, only to find that [[spoiler: Colonel Campbell the hardware is different two generations later. He disappears in frustration, and possibly Rose are both this is never remarked upon. It happens all in fact the AI GW, which is suffering from the effects of a destructive computer worm]]. [[GainaxEnding The ending, however...]]one cutscene.
20th Feb '18 5:25:54 AM TheHeroHartmut
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* The [[CoolVsAwesome kaiju vs. giant mecha]] playable fight in ''VideoGame/CosmicStarHeroine''. It seems Zeboyd Games put it in the game just to raise the count of sci-fi tropes in it and as another nod to the general {{animesque}} nature of the game.

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* The [[CoolVsAwesome kaiju vs. giant mecha]] playable fight in ''VideoGame/CosmicStarHeroine''. It seems Zeboyd Games put it in the game just to raise the count of sci-fi tropes in it and as another nod to the general {{animesque}} nature of the game.game.
* [[TheDeadCanDance The zombie dance-off]] from ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7hI1STc1ps Even the Bard himself doesn't know what to make of it.]]
18th Feb '18 1:05:43 AM Zanoni
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* In ''VideoGame/RodeaTheSkySoldier'', after defeating Geardo and his dragon in the second to last chapter, you face off against Geardo transformed into a gigantic robot tentacle monster in the final chapter. No explanation is given as to how Geardo transformed into this form, and it's not mentioned again after you beat him.
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