History ButtMonkey / VideoGames

9th Sep '16 11:46:22 AM TheCuza
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*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated]], also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity (and his hair). He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally ''does'' get a guilty verdict? It was only because the real murderer was impersonating Phoenix and lost on purpose. When Edgeworth sees him around the Prosecutor's Office, he assumes he's on the custodial staff. When Edgeworth sees him ''outside'' of the office, he doesn't even recognize him at all.

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*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated]], also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer Phoenix who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity (and his hair). He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally ''does'' get a guilty verdict? It was only because the real murderer was impersonating Phoenix and lost on purpose. When Edgeworth sees him around the Prosecutor's Office, he assumes he's on the custodial staff. When Edgeworth sees him ''outside'' of the office, he doesn't even recognize him at all.
9th Sep '16 11:41:48 AM TheCuza
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*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated,]] also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity. He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally does get a guilty verdict? The judge rules that the defense was so lousy that they need a retrial, in which the prosecution fails, though at least it wasn't Payne this time. And not only does Edgeworth not recognize him, upon hearing the name he believes that he's part of the custodial staff.

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*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated,]] undefeated]], also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity.dignity (and his hair). He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally does ''does'' get a guilty verdict? The judge rules that the defense It was so lousy that they need a retrial, in which the prosecution fails, though at least it wasn't Payne this time. And not only does because the real murderer was impersonating Phoenix and lost on purpose. When Edgeworth not recognize him, upon hearing sees him around the name Prosecutor's Office, he believes that assumes he's part of on the custodial staff.staff. When Edgeworth sees him ''outside'' of the office, he doesn't even recognize him at all.
6th Jun '16 5:29:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* Quaver of the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' series. It gets particularly blatant in the early levels ''OverlordII,'' when he manages to [[EyeScream lose an eye]] merely by inspecting the block of ice the [[CreepyChild Overlad]] arrived in. Also in the early levels, he gets knocked down a chasm when he tries to sing a ballad in the newly-crowned Overlord's honour.

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* Quaver of the ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'' series. It gets particularly blatant in the early levels ''OverlordII,'' ''VideoGame/OverlordII,'' when he manages to [[EyeScream lose an eye]] merely by inspecting the block of ice the [[CreepyChild Overlad]] arrived in. Also in the early levels, he gets knocked down a chasm when he tries to sing a ballad in the newly-crowned Overlord's honour.
6th May '16 7:33:06 AM aye_amber
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** Bowser's been kicked around as well, which can be seen throughout the Mario [=RPGs=]. Videogame/SuperMarioRPG has his castle and a chunk of his minions being taken by the Smithy Gang, which leads to him joining forces with Mario. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door had Bowser spend most of his screen time lagging behind Mario's party, where among other things, he goes through an entire level only to find a Peach poster in Koop's village, breaks into Rawk Hawk's training where pummels Rawk Hawk and finds a fake crystal star, and when he finally meets Mario in the final part of the game, he and Kammy are promptly beaten. The {{Mario and Luigi}} series has Bowser get stuck in a cannon and blasted off, get amnesia and become Popple's sidekick, [[spoiler: become possessed by Cackletta, get blasted into the sky and smash into the screen in the process]].

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** Bowser's been kicked around as well, which can be seen throughout the Mario [=RPGs=]. Videogame/SuperMarioRPG has his castle and a chunk of his minions being taken by the Smithy Gang, which leads to him joining forces with Mario. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door had Bowser spend most of his screen time lagging behind Mario's party, where among other things, he goes through an entire level only to find a Peach poster in Koop's village, breaks into Rawk Hawk's training where pummels Rawk Hawk and finds a fake crystal star, and when he finally meets Mario in the final part of the game, he and Kammy are promptly beaten. The {{Mario and Luigi}} VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi series has Bowser get stuck in a cannon and blasted off, get amnesia and become Popple's sidekick, [[spoiler: become possessed by Cackletta, get blasted into the sky and smash into the screen in the process]].
28th Apr '16 6:11:42 PM LucaEarlgrey
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*** Edgeworth, who sympathizes with Phoenix a little bit when he realizes how hard it is to gather clues as a defense attorney and if you screw up during a testimony at one point, Edgeworth gets mocked and he wonders to himself if there is a kick me sign on the defense's bench. He still gets treated better than Phoenix, however... While it's not so bad initially (the Judge, at least, seems to respect him regardless), it gets much worse in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'', when he gets the spotlight to himself. [[spoiler: In the first case, a dead body is found in his office and some files were stolen. The second case, he is accused of murder by a flight attendant and gets whipped by Franziska a lot. In the third case, he's knocked out by a Proto Badger and wakes up tied to a pole. He then finds a dead body and is insulted multiple times by the agent leading the case. The fourth case (a flashback) his first trial ever is delayed because the prosecutor and the suspect are murdered. The lead detective on the case continually calls him 'kid', Little Kay Faraday knocks him down then uses his cravat as a tissue, the defense attorney he was set to face continually laughs in his face, and [[RunningGag he gets whipped by Franziska a lot]]. He solves the case, but the murderer escapes. The fifth case, he meets the Steel Samurai and the Pink Princess, but they're played by Larry Butz and Wendy Oldbag. And [[RuleOfThree he gets whipped by Franziska a lot]]. Oh, and his Steel Samurai fanboyism is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]] Mercilessly.]]

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*** Edgeworth, who sympathizes with Phoenix a little bit when he realizes how hard it is to gather clues as a defense attorney and if you screw up during a testimony at one point, Edgeworth gets mocked and he wonders to himself if there is a kick me sign on the defense's bench. For some magical reason, he seems to have a hard time getting witnesses to declare their names and occupations in court. He still gets treated better than Phoenix, however... While it's not so bad initially (the Judge, at least, seems to respect him regardless), it gets much worse in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'', when he gets the spotlight to himself. [[spoiler: In the first case, a dead body is found in his office and some files were stolen. The second case, he is accused of murder by a flight attendant and gets whipped by Franziska a lot. In the third case, he's knocked out by a Proto Badger and wakes up tied to a pole. He then finds a dead body and is insulted multiple times by the agent leading the case. The fourth case (a flashback) his first trial ever is delayed because the prosecutor and the suspect are murdered. The lead detective on the case continually calls him 'kid', Little Kay Faraday knocks him down then uses his cravat as a tissue, the defense attorney he was set to face continually laughs in his face, and [[RunningGag he gets whipped by Franziska a lot]]. He solves the case, but the murderer escapes. The fifth case, he meets the Steel Samurai and the Pink Princess, but they're played by Larry Butz and Wendy Oldbag. And [[RuleOfThree he gets whipped by Franziska a lot]]. Oh, and his Steel Samurai fanboyism is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]] Mercilessly.]]
19th Mar '16 10:09:41 AM nombretomado
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* Kazooie, one-half of the eponymous duo from ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' series, is Butt Monkey in avian form -- especially in the first game, but still so in the second. Not only is she subject to quite a bit of slapstick, but she always seems to learn her moves in the most humiliating fashion. To be fair, she does give the universe [[DeadpanSnarker plenty of grief]] in return.

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* Kazooie, one-half of the eponymous duo from ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}'' the ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series, is Butt Monkey in avian form -- especially in the first game, but still so in the second. Not only is she subject to quite a bit of slapstick, but she always seems to learn her moves in the most humiliating fashion. To be fair, she does give the universe [[DeadpanSnarker plenty of grief]] in return.



** They also gave us Gobi the Camel, whom you first meet in his [[ShiftingSandLand eponymous level.]] You have to GroundPound his back several times, forcing him to cough up his precious water. After several rounds of this abuse, he runs away to another level... where you have to seek him out and do the exact same thing. After suffering much abuse at the hands of Kazooie's beak, he gets annoyed and vows to go to the "lava world." There's no lava world in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}.'' But he shows up in the sequel, trapped in a cage. You have to set him free, for once helping him. After he ''finally'' makes it to HailfirePeaks, his "lava world," you get to abuse him with the [[GroundPound Bill Drill]] again. Fun times!

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** They also gave us Gobi the Camel, whom you first meet in his [[ShiftingSandLand eponymous level.]] You have to GroundPound his back several times, forcing him to cough up his precious water. After several rounds of this abuse, he runs away to another level... where you have to seek him out and do the exact same thing. After suffering much abuse at the hands of Kazooie's beak, he gets annoyed and vows to go to the "lava world." There's no lava world in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}.''Banjo-Kazooie.'' But he shows up in the sequel, trapped in a cage. You have to set him free, for once helping him. After he ''finally'' makes it to HailfirePeaks, his "lava world," you get to abuse him with the [[GroundPound Bill Drill]] again. Fun times!
28th Jan '16 6:40:18 PM nombretomado
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** Nintendo seems to take a practically unholy glee in always ramping it up, too. In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', he seems to have gone quite mad from the stress.

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** Nintendo seems to take a practically unholy glee in always ramping it up, too. In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Brawl'', ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', he seems to have gone quite mad from the stress.



** In the ''SuperSmashBros'' series, Mario ''himself'' is this, though to a much more downplayed and lesser extent than his brother. In one cutscene (one that is actually important for unlocking Luigi) in Melee's Adventure Mode, Mario attempts to jump up onto the Mushroom Castle rooftop... only for Luigi to jump upon his brother's head and use it as a platform to jump higher, sending Mario falling down in one of the rare moments of the two brothers' roles being reversed. And it doesn't stop at Melee... the trailers and gameplay videos for Brawl and [=SSB4=] have a habit of beating and humiliating Mario (getting cooked by {{VideoGame/Kirby}}, netted by the [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]], sent flying by the [[VideoGame/WiiFit Wii Fit Trainer]], etc.), and in Brawl's Subspace Emissary, [[TheWorfEffect he gets turned into a trophy far more times than any other character]]. It's both surprising and funny when you consider that Nintendo rarely, if ever, puts Mario through the same kind of HumiliationConga in his own series.

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** In the ''SuperSmashBros'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series, Mario ''himself'' is this, though to a much more downplayed and lesser extent than his brother. In one cutscene (one that is actually important for unlocking Luigi) in Melee's Adventure Mode, Mario attempts to jump up onto the Mushroom Castle rooftop... only for Luigi to jump upon his brother's head and use it as a platform to jump higher, sending Mario falling down in one of the rare moments of the two brothers' roles being reversed. And it doesn't stop at Melee... the trailers and gameplay videos for Brawl and [=SSB4=] have a habit of beating and humiliating Mario (getting cooked by {{VideoGame/Kirby}}, netted by the [[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing Villager]], sent flying by the [[VideoGame/WiiFit Wii Fit Trainer]], etc.), and in Brawl's Subspace Emissary, [[TheWorfEffect he gets turned into a trophy far more times than any other character]]. It's both surprising and funny when you consider that Nintendo rarely, if ever, puts Mario through the same kind of HumiliationConga in his own series.
12th Nov '15 10:38:14 AM Willbyr
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* Helion just can't seem to maintain her dignity in EienNoAselia. She's shy and rather ditzy, so everyone else likes to tease her.

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* Helion just can't seem to maintain her dignity in EienNoAselia.''VisualNovel/EienNoAselia''. She's shy and rather ditzy, so everyone else likes to tease her.
1st Oct '15 11:00:42 AM Megarop
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*** Athena Cykes, by [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender female protagonist's standard]], is prone to AmusingInjuries such as getting hit with a ballistic volleyball and falling down some stairs. She's also notable for having one of the widest ranges of cartoony expressions PlayedForLaughs. Like other main characters, she is not immune to a prosecutor's verbal and nonverbal assaults, the judge's swaying remarks, and witnesses' weird antics. [[spoiler: Though she is evidently more [[TheWoobie emotionally fragile]] than other characters, to the points she invoke multiple HeroicBSOD, she is rather quickly at brouncing back form all the damages she receives.]]

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*** Athena Cykes, by [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender female protagonist's standard]], is prone to AmusingInjuries such as getting hit with a ballistic volleyball and falling down some stairs. She's also notable for having one of the widest ranges of cartoony expressions PlayedForLaughs. Like other main characters, she is not immune to a prosecutor's verbal and nonverbal assaults, the judge's swaying remarks, and witnesses' weird antics. [[spoiler: Though she is evidently more [[TheWoobie emotionally fragile]] than other characters, to the points she invoke multiple HeroicBSOD, she is rather quickly at brouncing back form from all the damages she receives.]]



*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated,]] also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. Ouch. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity. He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally does get a guilty verdict? The judge rules that the defense was so lousy that they need a retrial, in which the prosecution fails, though at least it wasn't Payne this time. And not only does Edgeworth not recognize him, upon hearing the name he believes that he's part of the custodial staff.

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*** Winston Payne, despite [[InformedAbility having spent seven years undefeated,]] also seems to get the short end of the stick too often - he's so meek and inarticulate that he's always the default WarmUpBoss - once being defeated in court by a lawyer who was ''suffering from amnesia after being struck in the head''. Ouch. After losing to Mia Fey, he pretty much lost all his dignity. He's usually seen as "that other prosecutor" in side-cases. When about to get a guilty verdict? Phoenix barges in and says he needs the defendant for another case. When he finally does get a guilty verdict? The judge rules that the defense was so lousy that they need a retrial, in which the prosecution fails, though at least it wasn't Payne this time. And not only does Edgeworth not recognize him, upon hearing the name he believes that he's part of the custodial staff.
7th Sep '15 7:06:33 PM manat31790
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* Marvin from ''[[LivePowerfulProBaseball MLB Power Pros]]'', where his Fate Card depicts him getting beat up. In the gameplay, the Marvin card basically throws Marvin at whatever story event you're encountering. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential It's best used when you suddenly need him to suffer misfortunes in your place.]]

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* Marvin from ''[[LivePowerfulProBaseball MLB Power Pros]]'', where his Fate Card depicts him getting beat up. In the gameplay, the Pros]]'': Using a Marvin card Fate Card basically throws Marvin the guy at whatever story event you're encountering. [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential It's best used when you suddenly need him to suffer misfortunes in your place.]]
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