History CombatPragmatist / VideoGames

23rd Dec '16 2:23:52 PM Prometheus117
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*** [[TheDreaded Thel 'Vadam]] proved to be an exceptional CombatPragmatist compared to his comrades, at least once he became [[TheAtoner the Arbiter]]. When fighting the likes of [[ZombieApocalypse The Flood]], he was perfectly willing to grab and use human weapons if his normal plasma weaponry was out of the question, whereas a normal Elite would sooner [[HonorBeforeReason charge in with his bare hands before touching "heretic" equipment]].



*** ''After''the war with the Covenant is underway, ONI comes up with a slightly different program. At least the SPARTAN-[=IIs=] were designed to survive any conditions and come out on top, with most of those who lived through the augmentations surviving well into middle age. The SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] were trained to be cheap and disposable suicide soldiers, with most of them dead by the time they hit prematurely induced puberty.

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*** ''After''the ''After'' the war with the Covenant is underway, ONI comes up with a slightly different program. At least the SPARTAN-[=IIs=] were designed to survive any conditions and come out on top, with most of those who lived through the augmentations surviving well into middle age. The SPARTAN-[=IIIs=] were trained to be cheap and disposable suicide soldiers, with most of them dead by the time they hit prematurely induced puberty.
21st Dec '16 1:02:35 PM babyhenchy1
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** The Bounty Hunter. To be a Muggle in a galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith and Droids, they HadToBeSharp to be [[BadassNormal good at the job.]]

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** The Bounty Hunter. To be a Muggle in a galaxy filled with Jedi, Sith and Droids, they HadToBeSharp to be [[BadassNormal good at the job.]]]] For this reason, they end up killing more Force-users than any other non-Force-sensitive class in the game.
21st Dec '16 10:13:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[{{Badass}} Considering who he's fighting]], he might have handicapped himself by bringing only one tank to that earlier fight in the minefield.

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** [[{{Badass}} Considering who he's fighting]], fighting, he might have handicapped himself by bringing only one tank to that earlier fight in the minefield.
1st Dec '16 7:36:44 PM Idek618
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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' encourages this. BackStab? Check. using PoisonedWeapons? They bypass shields, so have fun. Abusing your RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth for HitAndRunTactics? Yup! Using your [[LeParkour superior mobility]] to avoid combat altogether? Definitely possible. Bringing a GrenadeLauncher to a gunfight? You bet! Using MindControl abilities to SetAMookToKillAMook? Nyx can do this. After all, you play space ninjas, and ninjas were actually pretty dirty fighters.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' encourages this. BackStab? Check. using Using PoisonedWeapons? They bypass shields, so have fun. Abusing your RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth for HitAndRunTactics? Yup! Using your [[LeParkour superior mobility]] to avoid combat altogether? Definitely possible. Bringing a GrenadeLauncher to a gunfight? You bet! Using MindControl abilities to SetAMookToKillAMook? Nyx can do this. After all, you play space ninjas, and ninjas were actually pretty dirty fighters.
28th Nov '16 2:22:24 AM BreakinBenny
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** The final boss of a Genocide run,[[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], may be one of the most prolific examples in any medium. At this point in the game you are an EldritchAbomination with frighteningly high stats, capable of downing any enemy in one shot and taking absurd amounts of punishment. [[spoiler:Sans]], on the other hand, is declared by the game to be 'the weakest enemy', with 1HP, 1 ATK, 1 DEF. However, he uses an utterly ludicrous number of dirty tactics:

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** The final boss of a Genocide run,[[spoiler:Sans the skeleton]], may be one of the most prolific examples in any medium. At this point in the game you are an EldritchAbomination a HumanoidAbomination with frighteningly high stats, capable of downing any enemy in one shot and taking absurd amounts of punishment. [[spoiler:Sans]], on the other hand, is declared by the game to be 'the weakest enemy', with 1HP, 1 ATK, 1 DEF. However, he uses an utterly ludicrous number of dirty tactics:



*** After this, he starts using {{Interface Screw}}s to mess with you, turning the screen black for a couple of moments and teleporting you around to switch up his attacks. He also stsrts attacking you during your own turn by placing attacks on the menu buttons.
*** Survive ''everything'' he can throw at you, including a last montage of ridiculously hard to avoid attacks, and he will show you his Special Attack, which is... [[spoiler: literally nothing. He refuses to take his turn, reasoning that if it is never your turn you can never attack him, and that you will eventually get bored and turn off the game. Unfortunately he then falls asleep, but still manages to dodge one more attack before finally succumbing to your own combat pragmatism which allows you to attack twice in one turn, killing him.]]

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*** After this, he starts using {{Interface Screw}}s to mess with you, turning the screen black for a couple of moments and teleporting you around to switch up his attacks. He also stsrts [[SecretAIMoves starts attacking you during your own turn by placing attacks on the menu buttons.buttons]].
*** Survive ''everything'' he can throw at you, including a last montage of ridiculously hard to avoid attacks, and he will show you his Special Attack, which is... [[spoiler: literally [[spoiler:literally nothing. He refuses to take his turn, reasoning that if it is never your turn you can never attack him, and that you will eventually get bored and turn off the game. Unfortunately he then falls asleep, but still manages to dodge one more attack before finally succumbing to your own combat pragmatism which allows you to attack twice in one turn, killing him.]]
18th Oct '16 4:16:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FreedomForce'', you can smack down thugs with lamp posts and traffic lights, [[EveryCarIsAPinto use cars as improvised hand grenades]], as well as [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill demolish buildings with thugs on top of them]].

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* In ''FreedomForce'', ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'', you can smack down thugs with lamp posts and traffic lights, [[EveryCarIsAPinto use cars as improvised hand grenades]], as well as [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill demolish buildings with thugs on top of them]].
5th Oct '16 4:19:31 PM nombretomado
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* In the MMO ''EveOnline'', all the most successful players who fight other players will do anything to win, such as using ridiculously superior numbers to ensure a kill. Many will even engage in metagaming where they will infiltrate enemy alliances to find out where enemy players are, what ships why're flying and how they're fitted out, what tactics they use and how to counter them. Some will even infiltrate in order to pretend to be on the enemy's side, stabbing them in the back when a fight commences. All of these are considered acceptable tactics by not only the PvP playerbase, but also the game developers who actively encourage it. The common response from [=PvPers=] in ''EveOnline'' to anyone who complains about these unfair tactics is that a kill is still a kill, and there is no such thing as "Space-Bushido".

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* In the MMO ''EveOnline'', ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', all the most successful players who fight other players will do anything to win, such as using ridiculously superior numbers to ensure a kill. Many will even engage in metagaming where they will infiltrate enemy alliances to find out where enemy players are, what ships why're flying and how they're fitted out, what tactics they use and how to counter them. Some will even infiltrate in order to pretend to be on the enemy's side, stabbing them in the back when a fight commences. All of these are considered acceptable tactics by not only the PvP playerbase, but also the game developers who actively encourage it. The common response from [=PvPers=] in ''EveOnline'' ''EVE Online'' to anyone who complains about these unfair tactics is that a kill is still a kill, and there is no such thing as "Space-Bushido".



*** Intelligence and resourcefulness are the most respected traits one can demonstrate in ''EveOnline'' combat. A player will gain far more recognition for using unconventional (often called "dirty" by newbies) tactics to achieve victory.

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*** Intelligence and resourcefulness are the most respected traits one can demonstrate in ''EveOnline'' ''EVE Online'' combat. A player will gain far more recognition for using unconventional (often called "dirty" by newbies) tactics to achieve victory.
5th Oct '16 2:06:41 PM Vox
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** Theseus breaks off direct combat to snipe Kratos and calls up minotaurs to aid him. Perseus reflects light with his shield into Kratos' eyes. Hercules calls up troops to aid him and throws chunks of the battlefield at Kratos.

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** Theseus breaks off direct combat to snipe Kratos and calls up minotaurs to aid him. Perseus turns himself invisible and reflects light with his shield into Kratos' eyes. Hercules calls up troops to aid him and throws chunks of the battlefield at Kratos.
24th Sep '16 10:26:29 AM nombretomado
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* Johnny Cage from ''MortalKombat'' with his Groin attack fits this trope, He also uses ''BruceLee'''s Jeet Kune Do.

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* Johnny Cage from ''MortalKombat'' with his Groin attack fits this trope, He also uses ''BruceLee'''s ''Creator/BruceLee'''s Jeet Kune Do.
21st Sep '16 7:50:04 PM Woggs123
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* [[Franchise/TheWitcher Geralt of Rivia]], whose day job requires him to have encyclopedic knowledge of every mutated/magical beast, curse, and herb in the known world; a huge part of the [[VideoGame/TheWitcher first]] and [[TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings second]] games is making the right potions, bombs and traps for the task at hand. [[VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt The third game]] takes it UpToEleven as alchemy is [[AvertedTrope no longer]] [[TooAwesomeToUse permanently consumed]]; giving the player no reason not to chuck twenty grenades and swing poisoned swords during each encounter. Oh, and he [[MagicKnight knows basic cantrips.]]
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