History BadassBookworm / VideoGames

15th Nov '17 9:34:28 AM Thrawcheld
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* Pre-augmentation, Adam Jensen of VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution was a security specialist with ex-SWAT training and an associate degree in Criminal Justice. Post-augmentation, he picked up an interest in [[PastimesProvePersonality clock-making]] and his apartment is strewn with books on the subject, as well as various others on history, psychology, criminal law and cybernetics. He is also a [[CursedWithAwesome largely-robotic]] infiltration expert who can kill you quickly, quietly and in thirty different ways.

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* Pre-augmentation, Adam Jensen of VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution was a security specialist with ex-SWAT SWAT training and an associate degree in Criminal Justice. Post-augmentation, he picked up an interest in [[PastimesProvePersonality clock-making]] and his apartment is strewn with books on the subject, as well as various others on history, psychology, criminal law and cybernetics. He is also a [[CursedWithAwesome largely-robotic]] infiltration expert who can kill you quickly, quietly and in thirty different ways.
15th Nov '17 9:29:58 AM Thrawcheld
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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman Franchise/ProfessorLayton is one of these, even though [[WidgetSeries the games consist mostly about solving puzzles]]. One particular example of this appears in the second game, in which one cutscene shows that Layton is quite proficient with a sword.

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* QuintessentialBritishGentleman Franchise/ProfessorLayton is one of these, even though [[WidgetSeries the games consist mostly about of solving puzzles]]. One particular example of this appears in the second game, in which one cutscene shows that Layton is quite proficient with a sword.
15th Nov '17 9:27:39 AM Thrawcheld
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** Most famous the main protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman, who only gets to show off his scientific expertise by performing the tasks of a lowly lab technician, but [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]], he just returned to America from his last university job in Europe and got his now employment in probably one of the worlds biggest and most secret research facilities. On the badass side, he kills hundreds of alien soldiers and monsters in the span of three days and travels to an alien dimension to kill an EldritchAbomination with machine guns, laser rifles, and rocket launchers.

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** Most famous the main protagonist Dr. Gordon Freeman, who only gets to show off his scientific expertise by performing the tasks of a lowly lab technician, but [[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]], he just returned to America from his last university job in Europe and got his now new employment in probably one of the worlds world's biggest and most secret research facilities. On the badass side, he kills hundreds of alien soldiers and monsters in the span of three days and travels to an alien dimension to kill an EldritchAbomination with machine guns, laser rifles, and rocket launchers.



** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the human resistance against the alien occupation is apparently founded and lead by the leader of Gordon's old team, Dr. Eli Vance. The rest of the inner circle include Dr. Kleiner, Dr. Mossman, and Dr. Magnusson. While neither of them are great fighters, they still have been leading the fight against an alien empire for well over a decade.

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** In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', the human resistance against the alien occupation is apparently founded and lead led by the leader of Gordon's old team, Dr. Eli Vance. The rest of the inner circle include Dr. Kleiner, Dr. Mossman, and Dr. Magnusson. While neither none of them are great fighters, they still have been leading the fight against an alien empire for well over a decade.
15th Nov '17 6:00:01 AM Thrawcheld
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12th Nov '17 4:09:26 AM Mori-no-Majou
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** Leo and, for a non-mage example, [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar again]] ([=FE14=])
19th Oct '17 12:28:01 PM BeerBaron
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*** ''Dragonborn'' also has Master Neloth, a Mage-Lord of the Dunmeri [[TheClan Great House]] [[TheMagocracy Telvanni]] (who previously appeared in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''). He's a [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld very old]], [[TheArchMage very powerful]], and a very ''well-studied'' Mage-Lord. He's capable of casting high-level, powerful spells such as Incinerate, Thunderbolt, and Summon Storm Atronach, as well as buffs such as Ebonyflesh. When you encounter the dragon Krosulhah that Miraak sends after you, Neloth is present, and at high levels, he has a good chance of being able to ''incapacitate the dragon without help''.
23rd Sep '17 3:39:42 PM sampacm
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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
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