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* The FightingGame ''VideoGame/PhantomBreaker'' has [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Kurisu Makise]] as a [[GuestFighter playable guest character]]. Among a cast of characters who can use magic and have special powers, Kurisu is the only normal human, however, aside of [[KickChick fighting purely via kicks]], she's a GadgeteerGenius who can use weapons that she takes out of nowhere, based on the future gadgets from her home game.
** Kurisu later returns in ''Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds'', a retro styled BeatEmUp and spin-off to PhantomBreaker, as a playable character via DLC. Later, The game adds [[VisualNovel/RoboticsNotes Frau Kojirou]] as a playable character, also via DLC. In her home game, Frau was a brilliant programmer, and it shows, as her fighting style involves using remote-controlled small robots as weapons, and her [[DesperationAttack Phantom Break]] has her summoning a giant mecha that wipes out everything in Frau's lane.
19th Sep '17 6:57:31 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
** Urag gro-Shub, Librarian of the College of Winterhold. If the unusual name wasn't enough of a clue, Urag is an orc. Yes, the big, normally brutish and often rather unintelligent green-skinned type. Urag, however, is a competent mage and will not hesitate to punish anyone who would damage the meticulously-organized and painstakingly-collected contents of his Arcanaeum. He is stern, but otherwise entirely reasonable. Displays some additional HiddenDepths in that he's also one of the few people capable of translating Arch-Mage Shalidor's writings and the Ancient Falmer tomes.
-->'''Urag gro-Shub:''' ''"You are now in the Arcanaeum, of which I am in charge. It might as well be my own little plane of Oblivion. Disrupt my Arcanaeum, and I will have you torn apart by angry Atronachs. Now, do you require assistance?"''
** The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Seekers, a {{Cthulhumanoid}} form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]]. In Apocrypha, Mora's [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]], Seekers can typically found reading if there aren't any intruders in Apocrypha for them to attack. When they do attack, they are formidable foes who use powerful [[VampiricDraining draining]] ranged magic attacks that [[HomingProjectile home-in on their targets]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The Chronicler of the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] keeps a history of the Blades, often in code in case it falls into the wrong hands. They're also known for helping to plan operations and work mostly behind the scenes. The Chronicler has usually gone through the [[TrainingFromHell same training]] as the other Blades, vouching for their badassery.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Esbern was the Chronicler of the Blades before the group was nearly wiped out and the survivors forced underground by the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]. He's spent a long time studying the prophecies of [[BigBad Alduin]] and the Dragonborn. When the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] finds him to bring him to meet Delphine, he first spends several minutes packing up what he deems his most essential books. [[BadassGrandpa Despite his age]] (the Thalmor's dossier on him says that he is 70), he's still quite badass in combat, using [[PlayingWithFire fire spells]] and summoning [[ElementalEmbodiment Atronachs]].
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Urag gro-Shub, Librarian of the [[WizardingSchool College of Winterhold. Winterhold]]. If the unusual name wasn't enough of a clue, Urag is an orc.[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orc]]. Yes, the big, normally brutish and often rather unintelligent green-skinned type. Urag, however, is a competent mage and will not hesitate to punish anyone who would damage the meticulously-organized and painstakingly-collected contents of his Arcanaeum.[[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Arcanaeum]]. He is stern, but otherwise entirely reasonable. Displays He displays some additional HiddenDepths in that he's also one of the few people capable of translating Arch-Mage Shalidor's writings and the [[OurElvesAreBetter Ancient Falmer Falmer]] tomes.
-->'''Urag --->'''Urag gro-Shub:''' ''"You are now in the Arcanaeum, of which I am in charge. It might as well be my own little plane of Oblivion. Disrupt my Arcanaeum, and I will have you torn apart by angry Atronachs. Now, do you require assistance?"''
** *** The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Seekers, a {{Cthulhumanoid}} form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]]. In Apocrypha, Mora's [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]], Seekers can typically found reading if there aren't any intruders in Apocrypha for them to attack. When they do attack, they are formidable foes who use powerful [[VampiricDraining draining]] ranged magic attacks that [[HomingProjectile home-in on their targets]].
12th Sep '17 10:22:26 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Urag gro-Shub, Librarian of the College of Winterhold. If the unusual name wasn't enough of a clue, Urag is an orc. Yes, the big, normally brutish and often rather unintelligent green-skinned type. Urag, however, is a competent mage and will not hesitate to punish anyone who would damage the meticulously-organized and painstakingly-collected contents of his Arcanaeum. He is stern, but otherwise entirely reasonable. Displays some additional HiddenDepths in that he's also one of the few people capable of translating Arch-Mage Shalidor's writings and the Ancient Falmer tomes.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'':
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Urag gro-Shub, Librarian of the College of Winterhold. If the unusual name wasn't enough of a clue, Urag is an orc. Yes, the big, normally brutish and often rather unintelligent green-skinned type. Urag, however, is a competent mage and will not hesitate to punish anyone who would damage the meticulously-organized and painstakingly-collected contents of his Arcanaeum. He is stern, but otherwise entirely reasonable. Displays some additional HiddenDepths in that he's also one of the few people capable of translating Arch-Mage Shalidor's writings and the Ancient Falmer tomes.


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** The ''Dragonborn'' DLC adds Seekers, a {{Cthulhumanoid}} form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to Hermaeus Mora, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[KeeperOfForbiddenKnowledge Knowledge]]. In Apocrypha, Mora's [[EldritchLocation Daedric realm]], Seekers can typically found reading if there aren't any intruders in Apocrypha for them to attack. When they do attack, they are formidable foes who use powerful [[VampiricDraining draining]] ranged magic attacks that [[HomingProjectile home-in on their targets]].
23rd Jul '17 2:20:19 AM RandomX
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*** '''But''' in the same game Lara can be considered prom queen compared to the much nerdier and [[NerdGlasses speckled]] [[{{Nerd}} Alex Weiss]] whose just spenders and a bow tie away from being a stereotypical geek, even the socially inept Lara finds poor Alex awkward at times. But despite all of this Alex still proves his worth on the ship, he's [[PlayfulHacker excellent hacker]] and guides Lara into getting them communication off the island, and even in a scrap he's no slouch he mows down many cultists with a sub-machine gun and is the only survivor aside from Lara and Roth to wield [[GunsAkimbo dual pistols]]. [[spoiler: And towards the end he's the one who gets the tools to repair the ship to get the survivors off the island though it comes at cost of his life as he [[HeroicSacrifice blows himself along with the ship]] allowing Lara to escape, but not before scoring a [[KissOfDeath kiss]] from her.

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*** '''But''' in the same game Lara can be considered prom queen compared to the much nerdier and [[NerdGlasses speckled]] [[{{Nerd}} Alex Weiss]] Weiss]], whose just spenders and a bow tie away from being a stereotypical geek, even geek. Even the socially inept Lara finds poor Alex awkward "awkward" at times. But despite all of this Alex still proves his worth on the ship, he's [[PlayfulHacker excellent hacker]] and guides Lara into getting them communication off the island, and even in a scrap he's no slouch he mows down many cultists with a sub-machine gun and is the only survivor aside from Lara and Roth to wield [[GunsAkimbo dual pistols]]. [[spoiler: And towards the end he's he is the one who gets the tools to repair the ship to get the remaining survivors off the island though it comes at cost of his life as he [[HeroicSacrifice blows himself along with the ship]] allowing Lara to escape, but not before scoring a [[KissOfDeath kiss]] from her.her]].



** Rebecca Chambers while she's physically weak young women is still extremely gifted in her field, especially shown in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' where she's the only one who can mix herbs and make healing items unlike her partner Billy Cohen whose solely combat orientated. Outside chemistry Rebecca is shown to be a crack shot and she even defeats a Tyrant before Chris, Jill and Barry even see a zombie. Unfortunately by time ''''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' roles around in the timeline, Rebecca's resourcefulness is not apparent and she's little more than DamselInDistress

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** Rebecca Chambers while she's physically weak young women is still extremely gifted in her field, especially shown in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' where she's the only one who can mix herbs and make healing items unlike her partner Billy Cohen whose solely combat orientated. Outside chemistry Rebecca is shown to be a crack shot and she even defeats a Tyrant before Chris, Jill and Barry even see a zombie. Unfortunately by time ''''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' roles around in the timeline, Rebecca's resourcefulness is not apparent and she's little more than DamselInDistress
20th Jul '17 5:29:01 PM RandomX
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** Farore who appears in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Oracle Of Ages]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOrcaleOfSeasons Orcale Of Seasons]] [[https://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/zelda.gamepedia.com/d/dc/Farore_Oracle.png?version=a55c8387659fc80c7058458a57a5e884 seems harmless]] till you realize she's mortal recantation of ''The Goddess Of Courage''. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinshCap'' she can even boost Link's attack and defense.
** Zelda in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is this, reading her diary and seeing her in flashbacks shows Zelda as very bookish and driven in her goals to protect Hyrule. But this Zelda is also very emotionally vulnerable as well as prone to anger and sadness making her probably the most human-Zelda to date.

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** Farore who appears in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Oracle Of Ages]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOrcaleOfSeasons Orcale Of Seasons]] [[https://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/zelda.gamepedia.com/d/dc/Farore_Oracle.png?version=a55c8387659fc80c7058458a57a5e884 seems harmless]] little wallflower till you realize she's mortal recantation of ''The Goddess Of Courage''. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinshCap'' Minish Cap she can even boost Link's attack and defense.
** Zelda in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is this, reading her diary and seeing her in flashbacks shows Zelda as very bookish and driven in her goals to protect Hyrule. But this Zelda is also very emotionally vulnerable as well as prone to anger and sadness making her probably the most human-Zelda to date.



** Rebecca Chambers while she's physically weak young women is still extremely gifted in her field, especially shown in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' where she's the only one who can mix herbs and make healing items unlike her partner Billy Cohen whose solely combat orientated. Outside chemistry Rebecca is shown to be a crack shot and she even defeats a Tyrant before Chris, Jill and Barry even see a zombie. Unfortunately by time ''''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' roles around in the timeline, Rebecca's resourcefulness is not apparent and she's little more than DamselInDistress
** Jill Valentine is more or less this, she's shown to be bookish in first Resident Evil and in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' she defeats the Titular villain with skill, strategy and weaponry as opposed to her partner Chris's usual method of brute force. This partly why her change in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is so drastic as it abandons the thoughtful approach Jill held in the other games in favor of an mind-controlled [[ProfessionalKiller super assassin]].
** Leon S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''[='=]s Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.

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** Rebecca Chambers while she's physically weak young women is still extremely gifted in her field, especially shown in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' where she's the only one who can mix herbs and make healing items unlike her partner Billy Cohen whose solely combat orientated. Outside chemistry Rebecca is shown to be a crack shot and she even defeats a Tyrant before Chris, Jill and Barry even see a zombie. Unfortunately Unfortunately by time ''''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' roles around in the timeline, Rebecca's resourcefulness is not apparent and she's little more than DamselInDistress
DamselInDistress
** Jill Valentine is more or less this, she's shown to be bookish in first Resident Evil and in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' she defeats the Titular villain with skill, strategy and weaponry as opposed to her partner Chris's usual method of brute force. This partly why her change in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is so drastic as it abandons the thoughtful approach Jill held in the other games in favor of an mind-controlled [[ProfessionalKiller super assassin]]. \n** Leon
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S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''[='=]s Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.
20th Jul '17 5:25:52 PM RandomX
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** Farore who appears in [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleOfAges Oracle Of Ages]] and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOrcaleOfSeasons Orcale Of Seasons]] [[https://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/zelda.gamepedia.com/d/dc/Farore_Oracle.png?version=a55c8387659fc80c7058458a57a5e884 seems harmless]] till you realize she's mortal recantation of ''The Goddess Of Courage''. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinshCap'' she can even boost Link's attack and defense.
** Zelda in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is this, reading her diary and seeing her in flashbacks shows Zelda as very bookish and driven in her goals to protect Hyrule. But this Zelda is also very emotionally vulnerable as well as prone to anger and sadness making her probably the most human-Zelda to date.



*** '''But''' in the same game Lara can be considered prom queen compared to the much nerdier and [[NerdGlasses speckled]] [[{{Nerd}} Alex Weiss]] whose just spenders and a bow tie away from being a stereotypical geek, even the socially inept Lara finds poor Alex awkward at times. But despite all of this Alex still proves his worth on the ship, he's [[PlayfulHacker excellent hacker]] and guides Lara into getting them communication off the island, and even in a scrap he's no slouch he mows down many cultists with a sub-machine gun and is the only survivor aside from Lara and Roth to wield [[GunsAkimbo dual pistols]]. [[spoiler: And towards the end he's the one who gets the tools to repair the ship to get the survivors off the island though it comes at cost of his life as he [[HeroicSacrifice blows himself along with the ship]] allowing Lara to escape, but not before scoring a [[KissOfDeath kiss]] from her.
--> '''Alex''' "How often does a guy like me get to be a hero? The others are counting on us. Go! Now!".



* Series/ResidentEvil: Leon S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''[='=]s Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.

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* Series/ResidentEvil: Leon Series/ResidentEvil:
** Rebecca Chambers while she's physically weak young women is still extremely gifted in her field, especially shown in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' where she's the only one who can mix herbs and make healing items unlike her partner Billy Cohen whose solely combat orientated. Outside chemistry Rebecca is shown to be a crack shot and she even defeats a Tyrant before Chris, Jill and Barry even see a zombie. Unfortunately by time ''''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' roles around in the timeline, Rebecca's resourcefulness is not apparent and she's little more than DamselInDistress
** Jill Valentine is more or less this, she's shown to be bookish in first Resident Evil and in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' she defeats the Titular villain with skill, strategy and weaponry as opposed to her partner Chris's usual method of brute force. This partly why her change in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' is so drastic as it abandons the thoughtful approach Jill held in the other games in favor of an mind-controlled [[ProfessionalKiller super assassin]].
**Leon
S. Kennedy is described by Ada Wong in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''[='=]s Ada's Reports as such: "Practically a genius, he has smarts and knows how to use them." Furthermore, he's shown in the "Leon vs. Chris" cutscene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as being able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] himself to a stalemate.
13th May '17 5:07:29 PM nombretomado
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* Both Arcturus and Valerian Mengsk of ''StarCraft'' are both trained in swordsmanship and the use of a rifle as well as the former being a MagnificentBastard and the latter being an AdventurerArchaeologist.

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* Both Arcturus and Valerian Mengsk of ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are both trained in swordsmanship and the use of a rifle as well as the former being a MagnificentBastard and the latter being an AdventurerArchaeologist.
2nd Apr '17 3:42:36 PM nombretomado
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* Mitsuru Kirijo of ''{{Persona 3}}'' is a top-marks student, [[StudentCouncilPresident president]] of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, and [[{{Ojou}} daughter of the man who owns the school]]. She's also [[LadyOfWar quite handy with a rapier]]. [[spoiler: At one point late in the game, she even tries shouting down a monster.]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Even her own teammates are terrified by her at times]].

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* Mitsuru Kirijo of ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' is a top-marks student, [[StudentCouncilPresident president]] of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, and [[{{Ojou}} daughter of the man who owns the school]]. She's also [[LadyOfWar quite handy with a rapier]]. [[spoiler: At one point late in the game, she even tries shouting down a monster.]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Even her own teammates are terrified by her at times]].
1st Apr '17 9:23:26 PM gunslingerofgilead
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* Varric Tethras in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' (and to a lesser extent in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'') is a somewhat rare example of an asskicking ''author''. He's essentially the InUniverse equivalent of Creator/StephenKing if the popularity of his novels and serials are any indication. He's also a wicked shot with [[ICallItVera Bianca]], his RepeatingCrossbow, and holds his own quite well as a frontline agent of the Inquisition and party member.
22nd Mar '17 5:30:21 PM aureolindays
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* ''VideoGame/Blazblue'' has Litchi Faye-Ling, a former scientist of Sector Seven whose seithr theories and experiments is widely acclaimed and praised by many, including even the likes of [[MadScientist Relius]] [[EvilGenius Clover]]. Aside from this, she is also a [[SheFu competent fighter]], and with the power of Lao Jiu siphoning the Boundary's power for her, she is able use a [[MagicStaff staff]] which she can manipulate with her mind, as well as magical-based attacks.

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* ''VideoGame/Blazblue'' ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'' has Litchi Faye-Ling, a former scientist of Sector Seven whose seithr theories and experiments is widely acclaimed and praised by many, including even the likes of [[MadScientist Relius]] [[EvilGenius Clover]]. Aside from this, she is also a [[SheFu competent fighter]], and with the power of Lao Jiu siphoning the Boundary's power for her, she is able use a [[MagicStaff staff]] which she can manipulate with her mind, as well as magical-based attacks.
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