History Characters / Pikmin

27th Oct '16 7:08:00 PM DustSnitch
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* BadAss: Upon crash-landing in the Garden of Hope, she not only lands on completely solid matter as opposed to [[SoftWater Alph or Charlie]], but survives consecutive nights on the surface after landing. This is ''nights'', a period of time virtually unsurvivable by any means. Unlike [[spoiler:Charlie, who is almost immediately eaten]], she survives in the open, though behind a crystal wall, and even then there are enemies nearby that can ''break'' crystal. [[spoiler:Though this happens again later when she is split off upon entering the Distant Tundra, that time she takes refuge in a cave without any enemies in it.]]



* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable: Very much so. Seriously, just look at them.
** BadassArmy: Especially at 100 Pikmin.

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* {{Badass}}
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BadassAdorable: Very much so. Seriously, just look at them.
** * BadassArmy: Especially at 100 Pikmin.



* {{Badass}}: See TheBerserker



* {{Badass}}: There's a reason why they're considered {{Gamebreaker}}s in Pikmin 2.
28th Sep '16 1:32:14 PM NaraNumas
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* DeathOfAThousandCuts: In the rare cases where you need to kill a breadbug but there's nothing left to tug-of-war over, you can kill it ''very'' slowly by throwing Pikmin on it, but as this is a huge waste of time it may be easier to just do other stuff and wait for enemies to respawn another day to restock corpses.
3rd Sep '16 1:51:52 PM TokoWH
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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: The 3DS spin-off game shows that he's able to swim, as opposed to just walking under it. This was alluded to as early as the first Pikmin game, with Olimar mentioning himself being great a swimming in the note about the Space Float.
9th Aug '16 9:17:39 PM Technature
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: If you destroy its claw, it'll try to run away instead of actively trying to attack you, and will only counterattack with bubbles to buy itself time.




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* NoSell: Can easily counter most tactics used to take down enemies. Charge it? It'll lift itself out of reach and slam pikmin into grabbing range. Throw pikmin? It'll use its claw to block frontal attacks. Bomb rocks? [[InvertedTrope They look quite delicious]] [[FeedItABomb where it's concerned]].
31st Jul '16 6:22:22 PM Anomalocaris20
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The main character of ''Pikmin'' and ''Pikmin 2''. Olimar is an honest man who loves his family dearly. In the first game, he crash lands on the planet of the Pikmin where he requests their help to return back home. In the second game, he is listed with Louie to retrieve treasure from the same planet to pay the huge debt of his company.

* ActionDad: Wife and kids at home, yet still capable of putting up a fight against hazards ten times larger than him with the assistance of pikmin. Played even more straight in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]''.

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The main character of ''Pikmin'' and ''Pikmin 2''. Olimar is an honest man who loves his family dearly. In the first game, he crash lands on the planet of the Pikmin where he requests enlists their help to return back home. In the second game, he is listed tasked with Louie to retrieve retrieving treasure from the same planet to pay off the huge debt of his company.

* ActionDad: Wife and kids at home, yet still capable of putting up a fight against hazards ten times larger than him with the assistance of pikmin.Pikmin. Played even more straight in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]''.



* AndIMustScream: In the first game, should you fail to collect the 25 crucial parts for the Dolphin, Olimar's ship will crash and he will be dragged to the Onion and planted.

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* AndIMustScream: In the first game, should you fail to collect the 25 crucial parts for the Dolphin, [[BadEnding Olimar's ship will crash and he will be dragged to the Onion and planted.planted, becoming a weird Pikmin-Olimar hybrid]].



** Despite not being playable in the main story mode for Pikmin 3, you find kind notes left by him scattered around the Pikmin planet, and he's also playable in the battle mode, as well as DLC. [[spoiler:He also makes an appearance in person later in the story.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Is only playable in Pikmin 3's battle mode and on DLC for Mission Mode, with three new characters taking his place in the main story.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Unless he's surprised or has taken heavy damage in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series.
* TheGhost: Doesn't appear in ''Pikmin 3'' in person (outside of the battle mode, at least), but a lot of his notes he left behind for newcomers to the planet can be found scattered around the regions. [[spoiler: Later {{Averted}}.]]
* KnockoutGas: Olimar's suit has an 'auto-sleep' function that forces him to go to sleep when activated. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, the Plasm Wraith can activate it at will, and has ''no'' problems abusing it to keep Olimar with him.]]

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** Despite not being playable in the main story mode for Pikmin 3, you find kind notes left by him scattered around the Pikmin planet, and he's also playable in the battle mode, as well as DLC. [[spoiler:He also makes an appearance in person later in the story.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Is only playable in Pikmin 3's battle mode and on in DLC for Mission Mode, with three new characters taking his place in the main story.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Unless he's surprised surprised, or has taken heavy damage in the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series.
* TheGhost: Doesn't appear in ''Pikmin 3'' in person (outside of the battle mode, at least), but a lot of his notes he left behind for newcomers to the planet can be found scattered around the regions. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later {{Averted}}.]]
* KnockoutGas: Olimar's suit has an 'auto-sleep' function that forces him to go to sleep when activated. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the Plasm Wraith can activate it at will, and has ''no'' problems abusing it to keep Olimar with him.]]



* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:He takes the ''Pikmin 3'' protagonists' Cosmic Drive Key, not understanding its significance, making half the game tracking him down.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:He finds and takes the ''Pikmin 3'' protagonists' Cosmic Drive Key, not understanding its significance, making half the game tracking him down.]]



* OhCrap: Whenever Olimar is shocked or surprised, he gets this expression by having his eyes bug out. He gets a rather ''spectacular'' one in Pikmin 2 when [[spoiler: he's leaving the planet after paying off the debt, only to look back and see he forgot Louie on the planet.]]

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* OhCrap: Whenever Olimar is shocked or surprised, he gets this expression by having his eyes bug out. He gets a rather ''spectacular'' one in Pikmin 2 when [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's leaving the planet after paying off the debt, only to look back and see he forgot Louie on the planet.]]



* PromotedToPlayable: In the 'Round Three' DLC where you get to play as him and Louie in one of the levels.

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* PromotedToPlayable: In the 'Round Three' The third round of ''Pikmin 3'' DLC where lets you get to play as him and Louie in one of the levels.(and Louie).



* SnakeOilSalesman: Not Olimar himself, however, the fist game's logs suggest that Olimar is pretty bad with his money and tends to fall for pitches from such people.

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* SnakeOilSalesman: Not Olimar himself, however, apparently has a habit of falling for these, as the fist game's logs suggest that Olimar is pretty bad with his money and tends to fall for pitches from such people.Extraordinary Bolt shows.



The rather absent-minded captain who appears in ''Pikmin 2''. Louie is a big fanatic of eating weird food, especially bugs. He is the one who informs the President about his horrible fate with a Space Bunny and is then listed to accompany Olimar back to the planet.

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The A rather absent-minded captain employee of Hocotate Freight who appears in ''Pikmin 2''.2'', and joins Olimar on his expedition. Louie is a big fanatic of eating weird food, especially bugs. He is the one who informs the President about his lost a shipment to a horrible fate encounter with a Space Bunny and is then listed to accompany Olimar back to ravenous space bunny, putting the planet.
company in debt.



The President in charge of the Hocotate Freight company and boss of Olimar and Louie. A very greedy person who has some poor working conditions for his employees, he is constantly checking up on the captains' progress so the company doesn't get below under for the debt.

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The President in charge of the Hocotate Freight company company, and the boss of Olimar and Louie. A very greedy person who has some poor working conditions for his employees, he is constantly checking up on the captains' progress so the company doesn't get below under for the debt.
go under.






** Appears in Brawl as a trophy and when Olimar enters a stage.

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** Appears in Brawl ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''Brawl'' as a trophy and when Olimar enters a stage.



** An item in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' ''for 3DS/Wii U'' is an explosive shaped after the ship.



%%* ExpositionFairy

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%%* ExpositionFairy* ExpositionFairy: Serves as this in ''Pikmin 2'', providing exposition on early game mechanics and giving a heads-up as to what to expect in each cavern.



%%* SnarkyInanimateObject

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%%* SnarkyInanimateObject* SnarkyInanimateObject: It has a rather sarcastic personality, and often remarks on its nature as an electronic device.



The reason for Pikmin 2's plot. The President took out a loan with them—and it should be noted that he did so inadvertently; he somehow went there by accident instead of Happy Hocotate Savings and Loan, which was right next door—and lacks the means to pay it back, forcing Olimar and Louie to go to the Pikmin planet and gather treasure to pay off the debt. They never actually appear in the game, though letters from The President indicate less than scrupulous debt collection practices...

* BigBad: Can be considered this, though they never show up on screen, and are only really alluded to in The President's messages.

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The reason for Pikmin 2's plot. The President took out a loan with them—and them— and it should be noted that he did so inadvertently; he somehow went there by accident instead of Happy Hocotate Savings and Loan, which was right next door—and door —and lacks the means to pay it back, forcing Olimar and Louie to go to the Pikmin planet and gather treasure to pay off the debt. They never actually appear in the game, though letters from The President indicate less than scrupulous debt collection practices...

* BigBad: Can be considered this, though they never show up on screen, and are only really alluded to in The President's messages.despite being TheGhost.



%%* TheGhost

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%%* TheGhost* TheGhost: They're never actually seen in the game, only alluded to by The President's messages.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Despite being the one who invented the ship, his young appearance combined with his amazed reactions to the Pikmin Planet make him fall under this trope for a lot of people.



* DoesNotLikeSpam: In Brittany's notes on the fruit they bring back, she'll note that Alph isn't exactly big on a lot of them. Most notably are the Heroine's Tear (a mango) and the Scaly Custard (an avocado), which he appears to be allergic to.

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* DoesNotLikeSpam: In Brittany's notes on the fruit they bring back, she'll note that Alph isn't exactly big on a lot of them. Most notably are the Heroine's Tear (a mango) and the Scaly Custard (an avocado), mango), which he appears to be allergic to.to, and the Scaly Custard (an avocado).



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of the three playable characters of ''Pikmin 3'', he resembles Olimar the most.
* TheHero: Despite Charlie being the captain of this mission, Alph is the one who gets most of the focus in cutscenes and promotional media. The most notable of these is that he's an alternate character sprite for Olimar in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game.
** KidHero: He appears to look younger than his two companions and Olimar himself.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of the three playable characters of ''Pikmin 3'', he resembles Olimar the most.
most despite being a lot younger.
* TheHero: Despite Charlie being the captain of this mission, Alph is the one who gets most of the focus in cutscenes and promotional media. The most notable of these is that he's available as an alternate character sprite model for Olimar in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game.
** KidHero: He appears to look younger than his two companions and Olimar himself.himself, though whether he's a kid or a young adult is unknown.



One of the three protagonists of ''Pikmin 3'', Brittany is a botanist who was brought along to determine if the fruit they find on the planet is edible or not. Like Alph, she gets separated from the group when the ship crash-lands, but manages to land relatively close to where Alph is.

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One of the three protagonists of ''Pikmin 3'', Brittany is a botanist who was brought along to determine if the fruit they find on the planet is edible or not. Like Alph, she gets separated from the group when the ship crash-lands, but manages to land relatively close to where Alph is.
and is found in the Garden of Hope.



* TheChick: Notable for being the first (and currently only) female captain of the series.



* CutenessProximity: Every now and then she'll go off on a tangent during her scientific analyses of the Pikmin to say how cute they are.

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* CutenessProximity: Every now and then she'll go off on a tangent during her scientific analyses of the Pikmin to say how cute they are. She also has an unprofessional opinion on the resemblance of peaches and plums to a baby's buttocks.



* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Through Alph, he says that Charlie is a legendary hero who has has successfully completed dangerous operations...all involving rubber ducks. Brittany doesn't think that's very remarkable of him.

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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Through Alph, he says that Charlie is a legendary hero who has has successfully completed dangerous operations... all involving rubber ducks. Brittany doesn't think that's very remarkable of him.



* WrongGenreSavvy: He first thought the yellow Pikmin were hostile aliens and tried throwing them away and whistling to scare them off. He soon realizes they are harmless.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: He first thought the yellow Yellow Pikmin were hostile aliens and tried throwing them away and whistling to scare them off. He soon realizes they are harmless.



* BizarreAlienReproduction: Pikmin reproduce by bringing plant matter or insect corpses to onions, which take in the nutrients and produce Pikmin seeds which plant themselves and spout.

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* BizarreAlienReproduction: Pikmin reproduce by bringing plant matter or insect corpses to onions, Onions, which take in the nutrients and produce Pikmin seeds which plant themselves and spout.



* PlantPerson: They are picked up as little seeds that eventually grow into a flower on their heads.

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* PlantPerson: They are picked up start as little seeds that eventually seeds, and grow into a flower on leaf from their heads.head that matures to a bud and then a flower.



* StuffBlowingUp: Yellow Pikmin could wield Bomb Rocks in the first Pikmin; in Pikmin 3, all other Pikmin can use them too.

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* StuffBlowingUp: Yellow Pikmin could wield Bomb Rocks in the first Pikmin; in Pikmin 3, all other Pikmin can use them too.regardless of color.



* TooDumbToLive: The Pikmin will follow you anywhere. Into water where most of them will drown, through hazards that will kill them and through hordes of vicious enemies. They will also constantly attack enemies, even when their attacks do no damage. They will also take the quickest route back the onion and ship when carrying things. While this is handy, the shortest route could be full of fire geysers, shearwigs and so on and since Pikmin won't attack while carrying an object, they often get slaughtered wholesale.

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* TooDumbToLive: The Pikmin will follow you anywhere. Into "Anywhere" includes "into a lake of water where most of they'll drown", "through hostile enemy territory where they'll gladly let themselves be eaten unless you specifically give them will drown, through hazards that will kill them and through hordes orders to attack", or "right into the path of vicious enemies. an incoming boulder". They will also constantly attack enemies, even when their attacks do no damage. They will also take the quickest route back the onion and ship when carrying things. While this is handy, the shortest route could be full of fire geysers, shearwigs and so on and since Pikmin won't attack while path home when carrying an object, they often get slaughtered wholesale.even if it's through similarly-dangerous territory.



What can be considered the "queen" Pikmin of the Pikmin hierarchy, the Onions are what creates Pikmin in the first place, either by taking enemies or pellets back to them. In ''Pikmin 1'' and ''2'' they resemble onions of their respective color with odd markings around their sides, hence the name. In ''3'' they resemble berries more that can merge with one another.
* TheArtifact: They're still called Onions in ''Pikmin 3'' despite resembling more like berries.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Exactly what ''are'' Onions is perhaps one of Pikmin's greatest mysteries. They make more seeds by absorbing enemies and pellets brought back, despite not being able to pluck Pikmin themselves, are capable of surviving in the vacuum of space with no harm, can pull a FusionDance with other Onion into one "Master" Onion, and are implied to have some form of sentience thanks to being smart enough to follow the captains around knowing they'll help make more Pikmin. There's no doubt about it, the Onions themselves are perhaps the weirdest creatures in the Pikmin universe.
* FusionDance: Can fuse with other Onions into a "Master" Onion that houses multiple Pikmin types.

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What can be considered the "queen" Pikmin A strange member of the Pikmin hierarchy, the family that serves as a hive of sorts. The Onions are what creates Pikmin in the first place, either by taking enemies or absorbing pellets or enemy bodies brought back to them. In ''Pikmin 1'' and ''2'' they resemble onions of their respective each color with odd markings around their sides, hence the name. In of Pikmin had a separate Onion, while in ''3'' they resemble berries more that can the Onions start out separate but merge with together into one another.
"master" Onion each time you discover a new variety.

* TheArtifact: They're still called Onions in ''Pikmin 3'' despite now resembling more like berries.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Exactly what ''are'' Onions is perhaps one of Pikmin's greatest mysteries. They make more seeds by absorbing enemies and pellets brought back, despite not being able to pluck Pikmin themselves, are capable of surviving in the vacuum of space with no harm, can pull a FusionDance with other Onion into one "Master" "master" Onion, and are implied to have some form of sentience thanks to being smart enough to follow the captains around knowing they'll help make more Pikmin. There's no doubt about it, the Onions themselves are perhaps the weirdest creatures in the Pikmin universe.
* FusionDance: Can In ''Pikmin 3'', they can fuse with other Onions together into a "Master" "master" Onion that houses multiple Pikmin types.



Pikmin that are red in color. The other notable feature is that they sport noses. These guys are also resistant to fire and have a high attack power. They will probably become the main rank and file for your tiny army.

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Pikmin that are red in color. The other notable feature is that they sport noses. These guys They are also completely resistant to fire and have a high attack power. hot temperatures, and fight with more strength than most other Pikmin. They will probably become are consistently the main rank and file for your tiny army.first variety of Pikmin discovered.
26th Jul '16 2:53:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Due to Rock Pikmin being immune to crushing and this enemy being one of the rare exceptions where they can grab onto something like other Pikmin, they make the tropical variety fight a complete joke. However, the artic variety is fought close to a pond. When it jumps down, the first thing it'll often do is make a beeline towards the water and stay there so you'll be forced to use Blue Pikmin, a Pikmin it can crush, against it. On the other hand, if you're patient, it will sometimes walk towards solid ground, allowing you to use Rock Pikmin anyway.
17th Jul '16 7:37:49 AM TokoWH
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!! Pikmin Onions
What can be considered the "queen" Pikmin of the Pikmin hierarchy, the Onions are what creates Pikmin in the first place, either by taking enemies or pellets back to them. In ''Pikmin 1'' and ''2'' they resemble onions of their respective color with odd markings around their sides, hence the name. In ''3'' they resemble berries more that can merge with one another.
* TheArtifact: They're still called Onions in ''Pikmin 3'' despite resembling more like berries.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Exactly what ''are'' Onions is perhaps one of Pikmin's greatest mysteries. They make more seeds by absorbing enemies and pellets brought back, despite not being able to pluck Pikmin themselves, are capable of surviving in the vacuum of space with no harm, can pull a FusionDance with other Onion into one "Master" Onion, and are implied to have some form of sentience thanks to being smart enough to follow the captains around knowing they'll help make more Pikmin. There's no doubt about it, the Onions themselves are perhaps the weirdest creatures in the Pikmin universe.
* FusionDance: Can fuse with other Onions into a "Master" Onion that houses multiple Pikmin types.
11th Jun '16 9:19:55 PM Mikeyfan93
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* AndIMustScream: In the first game, should you fail to collect the 25 crucial parts for the Dolphin, Olimar's ship will crash and he will be dragged to the onion and planted.

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* AndIMustScream: In the first game, should you fail to collect the 25 crucial parts for the Dolphin, Olimar's ship will crash and he will be dragged to the onion Onion and planted.
23rd Mar '16 4:59:36 PM SilverSupernova
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* SnakeOilSalesman: Not Olimar himself, however, the fist game's logs suggest that Olimar is pretty bad with his money and tends to fall for pitches from such people.
23rd Mar '16 4:54:51 PM SilverSupernova
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* SuddenlyVoiced: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Pikmin 3'', he has spoken dialogue for the first time]].

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* SuddenlyVoiced: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Pikmin 3'', he has spoken dialogue for the first time]]. Though the first two games did feature his Captains Logs which effectively gave him a voice for the player. He also grunts and says his own name in 2.
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