History Characters / ShadowOfTheColossus

15th Sep '16 5:20:01 AM Turrican
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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]]

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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]]
14th Sep '16 10:06:28 AM Kuruni
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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. [[spoiler:It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]] ]]

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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. [[spoiler:It's It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]] ]]



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14th Sep '16 1:42:27 AM Turrican
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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]]

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A young man who has come to the Forbidden Land to revive Mono. It's [[spoiler:It's not quite clear what happens to him at the end, but he winds up mortally wounded, possessed by Dormin, sucked into a vortex, and finally turned into a baby. WordOfGod has it he's the progenitor of the horned boys in ''VideoGame/{{ICO}},'' more or less the only solid thing besides an EasterEgg connecting the two games. Not to be confused with [[WanderOverYonder a different Wander.]] ]]



Wander's loyal steed. Appears to die in a cutscene right before the final colossus, but later proves able to make it back to the Shrine of Worship with a limp.

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Wander's loyal steed. Appears to die in a cutscene right before the final colossus, but later proves able to make it back to the Shrine of Worship with a limp.
steed.



The object of Wander's quest is to bring her back to life after [[HumanSacrifice being sacrificed]], and she's thus the reason he's willing to free Dormin.

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The object of Wander's quest is to bring her back to life after [[HumanSacrifice being sacrificed]], and she's thus the reason he's willing to free Dormin.
sacrificed]].
27th May '16 8:33:56 PM Kuruni
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** Interestingly, this can be {{Inverted}} onto ''the player''. [[spoiler: Once you manage to trick it into falling off the ledge and exposing its weakpoint, ''do not jump down after it''. If you do and ''miss'', you might as well start the fight over, as there ain't no getting back on afterwards. Instead, you're ''supposed'' to get as close to the edge as possible and poke it with an arrow, then wait until it rushes back up to the arena to have some platforms to get onto it.]]

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** Interestingly, this This can be {{Inverted}} onto ''the player''. [[spoiler: Once you manage to trick it into falling off the ledge and exposing its weakpoint, ''do not if you jump down after it''. If you do it and ''miss'', you might as well start the fight over, as there ain't no getting back on afterwards. Instead, you're ''supposed'' to get as close to the edge as possible and poke it with an arrow, then wait until it rushes back up to the arena to have some platforms to get onto it.afterwards.]]
27th May '16 12:51:02 PM TokoWH
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* BossArenaIdiocy: [[spoiler:One of only two places in the entire valley that have fire just had to be the BossRoom of the only colossus afraid of fire…]]

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* BossArenaIdiocy: BossArenaIdiocy:
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[[spoiler:One of only two places in the entire valley that have fire just had to be the BossRoom of the only colossus afraid of fire…]]fire…]]
** Interestingly, this can be {{Inverted}} onto ''the player''. [[spoiler: Once you manage to trick it into falling off the ledge and exposing its weakpoint, ''do not jump down after it''. If you do and ''miss'', you might as well start the fight over, as there ain't no getting back on afterwards. Instead, you're ''supposed'' to get as close to the edge as possible and poke it with an arrow, then wait until it rushes back up to the arena to have some platforms to get onto it.]]



%%* DidntNeedThoseAnyway: Ditching the armor.

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%%* DidntNeedThoseAnyway: Ditching * CycleOfHurting: The thing that makes it far more dangerous than other Colossi. Unlike the armor. other Colossi, it's ''really'' quick and can attack just as fast. Once this thing has Wander down, it's ''very'' hard to get back up, often verging on [[LuckBasedMission sheer luck]] of making a pixel perfect dodge, or Celosia pushing you into the nearby ditch before it kills you.


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* CycleOfHurting: Like with it's "brother/sister" above, once this thing has you down, do ''not'' expect to be getting back up. Arguably even ''worse'' than the one before it, thanks to there being next to no nooks to hide in with its arena.
27th May '16 11:18:27 AM TokoWH
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* HeroesPerferSwords: {{Subverted}}. While he does use one, it's only because it's the only thing that can kill the Colossi. When compared to how skillful he is with his bow and riding his horse, Wander just tends to flail his sword wildly while throwing himself off balance in the process when he isn't stabbing the Colossi to death.

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* HeroesPerferSwords: HeroesPreferSwords: {{Subverted}}. While he does use one, it's only because it's the only thing that can kill the Colossi. When compared to how skillful he is with his bow and riding his horse, Wander just tends to flail his sword wildly while throwing himself off balance in the process when he isn't stabbing the Colossi to death.
27th May '16 11:17:46 AM TokoWH
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* HeroesPerferSwords: {{Subverted}}. While he does use one, it's only because it's the only thing that can kill the Colossi. When compared to how skillful he is with his bow and riding his horse, Wander just tends to flail his sword wildly while throwing himself off balance in the process when he isn't stabbing the Colossi to death.
25th May '16 4:47:56 PM nombretomado
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Because of ambiguous characters in it, his name is variously translated as "The Wanderer," "Wander," and in what is almost certainly a mistranslation, [[GenderBlenderName Wanda]][[note]]"Wander" and the transliteration of "Wanda" have the same characters in Japanese[[/note]]. It's probably meant to be "Wander" -- the official Sony Entertainment Japan page of the PS3-based re-release spells his name this way in Romaji.

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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Because of ambiguous characters in it, his name is variously translated as "The Wanderer," "Wander," and in what is almost certainly a mistranslation, [[GenderBlenderName Wanda]][[note]]"Wander" and the transliteration of "Wanda" have the same characters in Japanese[[/note]]. It's probably meant to be "Wander" -- the official Sony Entertainment Japan page of the PS3-based [=PS3=]-based re-release spells his name this way in Romaji.
20th May '16 7:01:12 AM erforce
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* OurGiantsAreBigger: '''Much''' bigger. Seriously, these monsters are some of the largest enemies in a video game, ever. [[http://dl.gamesradar.com/assets/game_size_chart.jpg Accoring to GamesRadar]], the first colossus is slightly bigger than [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear REX]] and [[FatAndProud Gabe Newell]], but smaller than the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Stay Puft Marshmallow Man]] and [[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} The Leviathan]]. The first colossus is far from the largest in the game; that would be Phalanx, which is estimated at 557 feet long with a 200-foot wingspan. It's played with when considering Celosia and Cenobia, which are puny compared with the other colossi, but still pretty big next to Wander.

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* OurGiantsAreBigger: '''Much''' bigger. Seriously, these monsters are some of the largest enemies in a video game, ever. [[http://dl.gamesradar.com/assets/game_size_chart.jpg Accoring to GamesRadar]], the first colossus is slightly bigger than [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Metal Gear REX]] and [[FatAndProud Gabe Newell]], but smaller than the [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Stay Puft Marshmallow Man]] and [[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} The Leviathan]]. The first colossus is far from the largest in the game; that would be Phalanx, which is estimated at 557 feet long with a 200-foot wingspan. It's played with when considering Celosia and Cenobia, which are puny compared with the other colossi, but still pretty big next to Wander.
20th May '16 6:22:50 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ActionSurvivor: Wander isn't the most athletic or {{Badass}} protagonist, yet he keeps killing colossi anyway. Then again, [[spoiler:at least part of his increase in skill and power was his transformation into Dormin's new container..]]

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* ActionSurvivor: Wander isn't the most athletic or {{Badass}} badass protagonist, yet he keeps killing colossi anyway. Then again, [[spoiler:at least part of his increase in skill and power was his transformation into Dormin's new container..]]



* BadassAbnormal: That increased health and stamina gauge is a representation of Wander becoming more inhuman as the game goes on.

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* {{Determinator}}: Is he ever; since he's not the best fighter, this is his biggest advantage when fighting the colossi.

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* {{Determinator}}: Is he ever; since he's not the best fighter, this determination is his biggest advantage when fighting the colossi.



* GirlyRun: In his defense, he is holding stuff.

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* GirlyRun: In Wander doesn't do a "dainty" girly run — he's more of the "wild arm-swinging" variety of girly run. Of course, this could be perceived as clumsiness rather than effeminacy. Also, in his defense, he is holding stuff.



* MadeOfIron: He's got this going for him, at least. He can walk off electrocution, poison, explosions, shrapnel, and 3-4 story falls (at higher amounts of health, 100 foot falls aren't a problem either). Somewhat less evident in Hard Mode.

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* MadeOfIron: He's got this going for him, at least. He can walk off electrocution, poison, explosions, shrapnel, and 3-4 story falls (at higher amounts of health, 100 foot falls aren't a problem either). Somewhat It's somewhat less evident in Hard Mode.



* {{Necromantic}}: If one thinks of Mono as his LoveInterest, then he fits, considering that she is dead.

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* {{Necromantic}}: If one thinks of Mono as his LoveInterest, then he fits, considering that she is dead.dead and he is trying to revive her.



* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:When he's possessed, at least from Lord Emon's point of view.]]

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* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:When he's possessed, at least from Lord Emon's point of view.view, since it was his devotion to Mono that made him that way.]]
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