History CrazyPrepared / VideoGames

26th Sep '16 7:05:03 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2's'' extensive panoply of weapons (specifically, in the fan-made v1.13) means you have the ability to outfit your mercs with the tools they need for any battlefield situation (multiple enemies at mid-range, close-range combat, enemies holed up in a building, ''tanks''...). Limited carry weight of your mercs makes this a bit more difficult, but it's easy to compartmentalize.
* In ''ResidentEvil4'', Leon goes to the Spanish village only to investigate and ask questions, yet he brought along a pistol, knife, attache case, flashlight, radio, binoculars, a tracking device, and a ''grappling hook'' (and, if you played the game on Easy, a '''shotgun'''). Of course, he was investigating a group that had kidnapped the President's daughter, so he had pretty good reason to expect trouble.

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* ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2's'' ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance2's'' extensive panoply of weapons (specifically, in the fan-made v1.13) means you have the ability to outfit your mercs with the tools they need for any battlefield situation (multiple enemies at mid-range, close-range combat, enemies holed up in a building, ''tanks''...). Limited carry weight of your mercs makes this a bit more difficult, but it's easy to compartmentalize.
* In ''ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Leon goes to the Spanish village only to investigate and ask questions, yet he brought along a pistol, knife, attache case, flashlight, radio, binoculars, a tracking device, and a ''grappling hook'' (and, if you played the game on Easy, a '''shotgun'''). Of course, he was investigating a group that had kidnapped the President's daughter, so he had pretty good reason to expect trouble.



* Some weapons in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II''. Against mages, if they're not protected from magical weapons: Carsomyr (otherwise an unenchanted weapon). Against fire elementals or salamanders: The Wave. Against Air Elementals: Staff of Air. Against Undead: Runehammer. Against trolls or golems: Crom Faeyr. Against anyone that wouldn't die by loss of hitpoints: Chaos. For shopping (yes, for shopping): the Rose Blade. For Warrior/Cleric Multiclasses: Flail of Ages. For Backstabs: Black Blade of Disaster (or the Staff of the Ram). And then you move onto choosing spells for the wizards, clerics, and druids. Never leave home without: [[BeeBeeGun Insect Plague]] (for rendering casters unable to use their spells), Polymorph Self (flind form has a + 3 magic weapon, mustard jelly is 100% magic resistant), Spell Turning, multiple healing/resurrection spells, Polymorph Other (in case your allies are charmed), Glitterdust (for dealing with invisibles), Burning Hands/Acid Arrow (in case of trolls), Chaos (to leave your enemies fighting each other), Drain Resistance (to deal with magic resistant enemies), Fireball ([[KillItWithFire because it's Fireball]])...

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* Some weapons in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate II''.''VideoGame/BaldursGateII''. Against mages, if they're not protected from magical weapons: Carsomyr (otherwise an unenchanted weapon). Against fire elementals or salamanders: The Wave. Against Air Elementals: Staff of Air. Against Undead: Runehammer. Against trolls or golems: Crom Faeyr. Against anyone that wouldn't die by loss of hitpoints: Chaos. For shopping (yes, for shopping): the Rose Blade. For Warrior/Cleric Multiclasses: Flail of Ages. For Backstabs: Black Blade of Disaster (or the Staff of the Ram). And then you move onto choosing spells for the wizards, clerics, and druids. Never leave home without: [[BeeBeeGun Insect Plague]] (for rendering casters unable to use their spells), Polymorph Self (flind form has a + 3 magic weapon, mustard jelly is 100% magic resistant), Spell Turning, multiple healing/resurrection spells, Polymorph Other (in case your allies are charmed), Glitterdust (for dealing with invisibles), Burning Hands/Acid Arrow (in case of trolls), Chaos (to leave your enemies fighting each other), Drain Resistance (to deal with magic resistant enemies), Fireball ([[KillItWithFire because it's Fireball]])...



* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl: the Subspace Emissary'', [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]] prepared for the appearance of Tabuu, with his ability to defeat all of the heroes gathered against him, by creating special badges and sticking them on the trophies of defeated heroes. The badges would, after a set amount of time, revive the heroes. With this, [[Franchise/{{Mario}} Luigi]] and [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Ness]] were able to travel into Subspace and rescue the others.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl: the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl: The Subspace Emissary'', [[spoiler:[[Franchise/{{Kirby}} King Dedede]] prepared for the appearance of Tabuu, with his ability to defeat all of the heroes gathered against him, by creating special badges and sticking them on the trophies of defeated heroes. The badges would, after a set amount of time, revive the heroes. With this, [[Franchise/{{Mario}} Luigi]] and [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Ness]] were able to travel into Subspace and rescue the others.]]



** In the case of Zero, the only capsules that he uses (outside of the ''Xtreme'' duo on the Game Boy Color) are for semi-game-breaking 'ultimate armors,' the functions of which go unexplained, so the canonicity of Zero's capsules is suspect. Specifically in X5, (the only game where you can use Zero's alternate armor without unlocking it via a button code or other means, like in X8) X's and Zero's Ultimate Armors are found from the same capsule in one of the game's final levels, so you can only get both if you grab it with one character, die, and then come back with the other.
* Geoffrey from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', whose ''CatchPhrase'' is, "I thought this might happen, so I (X)".

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** In the case of Zero, the only capsules that he uses (outside of the ''Xtreme'' ''[[VideoGame/MegaManXtreme Xtreme]]'' duo on the Game Boy Color) UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor) are for semi-game-breaking 'ultimate armors,' the functions of which go unexplained, so the canonicity of Zero's capsules is suspect. Specifically in X5, ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'', (the only game where you can use Zero's alternate armor without unlocking it via a button code or other means, like in X8) ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'') X's and Zero's Ultimate Armors are found from the same capsule in one of the game's final levels, so you can only get both if you grab it with one character, die, and then come back with the other.
* Geoffrey from ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', ''VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'', whose ''CatchPhrase'' is, "I thought this might happen, so I (X)".



* Shao Khan in the third ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' game; despite all his blabber about YouHaveFailedMe to his minions, he knew he might end up failing to win Earthrealm through legal means, so arranged to have his dead wife revived and BrainwashedAndCrazy on Earthrealm, allowing him to step through the dimensional borders to claim her, and thus ''force'' a merger between Earth and Outworld. First three things he does upon doing so? Lock down his wife with bodyguards, steal the souls of everyone on Earth that isn't TheChosenOne, and send a vast army of bloodthirsty, nigh-invulnerable beasts after said Chosen Ones to prevent them from ruining his plans. [[NearVillainVictory It didn't work out quite as planned]], but you've got to give him credit for trying. He also shows this off in later games; anticipating that his "loyal" minions might one day attempt to overthrow him, he places a decoy in his place during the events of ''Deadly Alliance'', thus surviving his infamous assassination attempt. ''Then'', in ''Armageddon'', he revives Shang Tsung (who had been vaporized by Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King in ''Deception'') and forces fealty on him, revealing that all minions swearing loyalty to him get hit with a spell that, if Khan dies at any time, causes them to die too, as well as giving him the ability to revive them at will.
** ''Mortal Kombat 9'' reveals he had his victory speech planned ''waaaaaaay'' in advance as well.

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* Shao Khan in the third ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' game; despite all his blabber about YouHaveFailedMe to his minions, he knew he might end up failing to win Earthrealm through legal means, so arranged to have his dead wife revived and BrainwashedAndCrazy on Earthrealm, allowing him to step through the dimensional borders to claim her, and thus ''force'' a merger between Earth and Outworld. First three things he does upon doing so? Lock down his wife with bodyguards, steal the souls of everyone on Earth that isn't TheChosenOne, and send a vast army of bloodthirsty, nigh-invulnerable beasts after said Chosen Ones to prevent them from ruining his plans. [[NearVillainVictory It didn't work out quite as planned]], but you've got to give him credit for trying. He also shows this off in later games; anticipating that his "loyal" minions might one day attempt to overthrow him, he places a decoy in his place during the events of ''Deadly Alliance'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', thus surviving his infamous assassination attempt. ''Then'', in ''Armageddon'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'', he revives Shang Tsung (who had been vaporized by Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King in ''Deception'') ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'') and forces fealty on him, revealing that all minions swearing loyalty to him get hit with a spell that, if Khan dies at any time, causes them to die too, as well as giving him the ability to revive them at will.
** ''Mortal Kombat 9'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' reveals he had his victory speech planned ''waaaaaaay'' in advance as well.
20th Sep '16 12:44:45 AM Killerikala
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* The abysmal ''Iron Soul'' has various world governments pulling this, as part of the backstory includes the discovery of life on other planets, shortly followed by the construction of an army of {{Killer Robot}}s in case of a potential AlienInvasion.

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* The abysmal ''Iron Soul'' has various world governments pulling this, as part of the backstory includes the discovery of life on other planets, shortly followed by the construction of an army of {{Killer Robot}}s in case of a potential AlienInvasion.AlienInvasion.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}''. The later games allow you to carry a hangun, poison, close-combat weapon, a sniper rifle/Rifle/Shotgun/SMG and/or explosives for missions.
4th Jul '16 9:50:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Light from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series. Before his death, he had set up approximately ''53'' (or more) capsules containing upgrades all over the world for the main characters, even Zero, which is odd, seeing as Zero isn't even a creation of Light at all. And the hologram that shows up with each capsule falls into the EnergyBeing ObiWan category, allowing himself to ''talk'' with both of them.

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* Dr. Light from the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series. Before his death, he had set up approximately ''53'' (or more) capsules containing upgrades all over the world for the main characters, even Zero, which is odd, seeing as Zero isn't even a creation of Light at all. And the hologram that shows up with each capsule falls into the EnergyBeing ObiWan SpiritAdvisor category, allowing himself to ''talk'' with both of them.
15th May '16 12:19:04 AM Hanz
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'''Scout:''' 7 a.m. Case the restaurant, run background checks on all the [restaurant] staff. The chef, can I trust him? If not, kill him, hide the body, replace him with my own guy no later than 4:30.\\

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'''Scout:''' 7 a.m. Case the restaurant, run background checks on all the [restaurant] staff. The chef, can I trust him? If not, kill him, hide the body, replace him with my own guy no later than 4:30.\\
15th May '16 12:18:49 AM Hanz
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** Subverted in the ''Expiration Date'' film, in which the Scout is being coached by the Spy to prepare for a date, the former comes up with a comically convoluted plan to ensure that the date goes off without a hitch, including killing the chef if he's not up to snuff. The Spy just thinks he's an idiot.
-->'''Spy:''' Final question: You have a dinner date for 7. What time do you arrive?\\
'''Scout:''' 7 a.m. Case the restaurant, run background checks on all the [restaurant] staff. The chef, can I trust him? If not, kill him, hide the body, replace him with my own guy no later than 4:30.\\
'''Spy:''' ... You're ready!\\
'''Scout:''' Really?\\
'''Spy:''' No! Everything you said was insane.
27th Apr '16 2:14:23 PM aye_amber
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* the MonsterHunter series requires players to follow this tropes. Going LeeroyJenkins towards nearly every beast will ensure a swift, painful and expensive demise.

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* the MonsterHunter The VideoGame/MonsterHunter series requires players to follow this tropes. Going LeeroyJenkins towards nearly every beast will ensure a swift, painful and expensive demise.
18th Mar '16 6:10:55 AM yarrunmace
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** Since the revamped Naughty Sorceress Quest, you had better have picked up very specific combat items from the 10th and 11th level quests if you want to get through
10th Jan '16 4:56:19 PM Mildesten
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** Of course, there is the option of leaving all the stuff in a box. It's generally a good idea to have your own armoury, if not necessarily on hand. There are some who have multiple NATO AND Warsaw Pact assault rifles (with scopes, suppressors, and grenade launchers), a few sniper rifles, silenced rifles, forty-something frag grenades, a {{Hand Cannon}}, some lighter-weight pistols, an automatic shotgun, [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter more shotguns]], a light machine gun, an RPG, an armoured HAZMAT suit, and combat armour. Oh, and anywhere from 200-1,000+ rounds of ammo for each calibre (except the RPG, of course). Combined with the upgrades one can have installed by the end of the game [[MoreDakka (.45 ACP MP5 that fires 1,710 rounds per minute, anyone?)]], even taking a few guns out of storage can turn the player character into a {{One Man Army}}.
29th Dec '15 4:10:08 AM Anddrix
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* In the {{fighting game}} ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', at least one of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's basic attacks and one of his hyper combos involve attacking the opponent with machinery he previously hid on the battle site. As fights in this game can take place anywhere from an ordinary city street to the ComicBook/XMen's private training room to the extradimensional home of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the Norse Gods]], this demonstrates an impressive degree of preparedness on his part.

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* In the {{fighting game}} ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', at least one of SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom's Doctor Doom's basic attacks and one of his hyper combos involve attacking the opponent with machinery he previously hid on the battle site. As fights in this game can take place anywhere from an ordinary city street to the ComicBook/XMen's private training room to the extradimensional home of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor the Norse Gods]], this demonstrates an impressive degree of preparedness on his part.
9th Dec '15 5:45:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''StarFox'' series, [[spoiler:Andross]] had multiple contingency plans in case his life was threatened. [[ActuallyADoombot Robot fake]], [[FarewellBelovedFalco resurrection-by]]-[[CloningBlues cloning]], [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures resurrection by]] [[YourSoulIsMine stolen]] [[LifeDrain magic]], and a VirtualGhost. He also had his nephew trained in the ways of war in order to have an interim commander.

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* In the ''StarFox'' ''VideoGame/StarFox'' series, [[spoiler:Andross]] had multiple contingency plans in case his life was threatened. [[ActuallyADoombot Robot fake]], [[FarewellBelovedFalco [[Manga/FarewellBelovedFalco resurrection-by]]-[[CloningBlues cloning]], [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures resurrection by]] [[YourSoulIsMine stolen]] [[LifeDrain magic]], and a VirtualGhost. He also had his nephew trained in the ways of war in order to have an interim commander.
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