History CrazyPrepared / VideoGames

13th Dec '17 8:04:13 AM batty3108
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** For example, in Action games which involve ambush or 'hold-the-line' set pieces, knowing where enemies will spawn or approach from and having the ability to set traps (via mines or similar weapons) can make these sections a breeze.
6th Sep '17 2:27:24 PM Nerrin
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': [[spoiler:Kid!Fang]] came up with a [[TrustPassword time travel password]] just in case she needs to prove herself that time travel is real. Atlas has to convince her future self to tell them the password to get [[spoiler:Lady Fluffyguts]] from her past self.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': [[spoiler:Kid!Fang]] came up with a [[TrustPassword time travel password]] just in case she needs to prove herself that time travel is real. Atlas has to convince her future self to tell them the password to get [[spoiler:Lady Fluffyguts]] from her past self.self.
* Being Crazy Prepared is one of the key gameplay features of the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' games and spin-offs. Arranging all the skills and spells you need out of your limited selection of [[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTensei demon]] [[VideoGame/DevilSummoner followers]], [[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona personas]], or [[VideoGame/DevilSurvivor friends (and their demons)]] is an ''art'', especially when you find your current selection falling behind in level and needing to set up a whole new repertoire with a different balance of needed powers. It's overall easiest in the ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' duology where you can customize your party members' skills directly along with buying curative items, making it your own fault if you can't cover every base effectively.
23rd Aug '17 3:07:57 PM Griff4
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* The BigBad of the second ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' game. [[spoiler:He had a total of ''five backup plans'' to try and kill the heroes. First, he tried to convince the heroes to "[[DrivenToSuicide disappear]]". When that didn't work, he tricked a PhysicalGod into trying to kill them. When that failed, he lured them to his lair to finish them. When they arrived, he trapped the hero in a nightmare where their partner joined Darkrai due to crossing the DespairEventHorizon. When they freed themselves, he summons an army of {{Mooks}} to help him kill them. When he and his minions are beaten, he reveals he'd already prepared a dimensional portal to escape through! The only thing he wasn't prepared for was the previously mentioned PhysicalGod showing up and blasting the portal as he tried to escape.]]
28th Jul '17 8:22:35 PM ecuvulle6267
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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', the ''Spear of Adun'' and its sister Arkships come equipped with a full crew of [[SealedArmyInACan Templar warriors in stasis]], a solar forge capable of manufacturing any building or weapon in the Protoss arsenal, a Preserver able to access the memories and knowledge of any Protoss ever connected to the Khala, an artificial star that serves as both power generator and food supply (Protoss receive nourishment from sunlight), a vast array of support systems and weaponry, and it's implied that it also possesses a personal psi-matrix to allow those aboard to warp in and out. It's justified, as the three Arkships were explicitly created to be used only in the Protoss race's DarkestHour and not before, so such precautions would almost certainly be required for their intended purpose.

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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', the ''Spear of Adun'' and its sister Arkships come equipped with a full crew of [[SealedArmyInACan Templar warriors in stasis]], a solar forge capable of manufacturing any building or weapon in the Protoss arsenal, a Preserver able to access the memories and knowledge of any Protoss ever connected to the Khala, an artificial star that serves as both power generator and food supply (Protoss receive nourishment from sunlight), a vast array of support systems and weaponry, and it's implied that it also possesses a personal psi-matrix to allow those aboard to warp in and out. It's justified, as the three Arkships were explicitly created to be used only in the Protoss race's DarkestHour and not before, so such precautions would almost certainly be required for their intended purpose.purpose.
* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': [[spoiler:Kid!Fang]] came up with a [[TrustPassword time travel password]] just in case she needs to prove herself that time travel is real. Atlas has to convince her future self to tell them the password to get [[spoiler:Lady Fluffyguts]] from her past self.
1st Jul '17 8:06:05 PM Fretless94
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** In the Bangkok level of ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'', one method of getting close to and assassinating indie rock star Jordan Cross is to have 47 knock out their new replacement drummer, steal his clothes, and have 47 play the drums. Not only does he manage to fool them, but he plays well enough that he manages to impress them. Either 47 has some interesting hobbies outside of his work with the ICA, or he was prepared for that exact scenario.
22nd Apr '17 8:39:55 AM Darkfeather
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** Too bad no one can plan for the [[PlayerCharacter Courier.]]
17th Apr '17 5:11:53 PM Monolaf317
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* ''VideoGame/HelloNeighbor'': In all four versions currently available, the Neighbor boards up his basement door and outfits it with a keycard lock. In the pre-alpha, Alpha 1, and Alpha 3, he eventually places {{Bear Trap}}s and motion detectors around his house as well. In the pre-alpha and Alpha 1, he will board up his windows to prevent you from getting in through them a second time. In the pre-alpha, in addition to boarding up his basement and using a keycard lock, he also uses a number keypad. In Alpha 1, [[spoiler:he has a tiny robotic shark to attack intruders.]] In the second alpha, he boards up the room with the keycard in it and locks up the room with the crowbar and carries the key on him at all times.
3rd Feb '17 8:07:39 AM storymasterb
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* ''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.

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* ''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.missions.
* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', the ''Spear of Adun'' and its sister Arkships come equipped with a full crew of [[SealedArmyInACan Templar warriors in stasis]], a solar forge capable of manufacturing any building or weapon in the Protoss arsenal, a Preserver able to access the memories and knowledge of any Protoss ever connected to the Khala, an artificial star that serves as both power generator and food supply (Protoss receive nourishment from sunlight), a vast array of support systems and weaponry, and it's implied that it also possesses a personal psi-matrix to allow those aboard to warp in and out. It's justified, as the three Arkships were explicitly created to be used only in the Protoss race's DarkestHour and not before, so such precautions would almost certainly be required for their intended purpose.
16th Jan '17 11:24:47 AM Gosicrystal
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* Old Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure games required you to be insanely prepared for everything at all times, or render the game completely impossible to finish.
** The only thing worse than how Crazy Prepared you have to be is how Crazy Prepared Sierra is about expecting you to be Crazy Prepared. In some games, you can take everything that's nailed down along with the nails, only for the nails to kill you of tetanus a few screens later. Just because Sierra knew you would pick them up.

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* Old Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure games required you to be insanely prepared for everything at all times, or render the game completely impossible to finish.
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finish. The only thing worse than how Crazy Prepared you have to be that is how Crazy Prepared Sierra is about expecting you to be Crazy Prepared. In Prepared -- in some games, you can take everything that's nailed down along with the nails, only for the nails to kill you of tetanus a few screens later. Just because Sierra knew you would pick them up.



* If you think about it for a moment, the main character of every AdventureGame ever made belongs here. [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Eaten by a snake]]? They've got an item that can get them out. [[VideoGame/KingsQuest Locked in an inescapable labyrinth]]? Portable hole-in-a-wall. [[VideoGame/TheLongestJourney Need to restore the victims of a medusa to flesh and blood]]? Yeah, there's something in the inventory for that. [[GuideDangIt Unless you]] [[LostForever missed it]].

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* If you think about it for a moment, the main character of every AdventureGame ever made belongs here. [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland Eaten by a snake]]? They've got an item that can get them out. [[VideoGame/KingsQuest Locked in an inescapable labyrinth]]? Portable hole-in-a-wall. [[VideoGame/TheLongestJourney Need to restore the victims of a medusa to flesh and blood]]? Yeah, there's something in the inventory for that. [[GuideDangIt Unless you]] [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent missed it]].



* 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 ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', thus surviving his infamous assassination attempt. ''Then'', in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'', he revives Shang Tsung (who had been vaporized by Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King in ''[[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.
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' reveals he had his victory speech planned ''waaaaaaay'' in advance as well.
* [[BigBad Manfred von Karma]] is one example of this from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' -- he retrains the ''[[spoiler:parrot]]'' to get a guilty verdict! The other CrazyPrepared person is Phoenix Wright, aka the player. You may not know ''why'' you have to "pick up" random pieces of "evidence", but they ''will'' come in handy, because you're ready with them.
** The OTHER other person is Lana Skye. Maybe not as crazy as von Karma or Phoenix, but she does have people doing work for her while she's in containment. One case is when she kept very conclusive evidence [[spoiler:in the back of an Evidence Law book.]]
*** And for bonus points, [[spoiler:the Evidence Law book itself was the final piece of evidence needed to convict the killer.]]
* A large part of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' MetaGame in competitive battles involves preparing for possible counterattacks and compensating for specific weaknesses in your party that an opponent might take advantage of.
** In some of the more recent games, enemy ''[=NPCs=]'' have been programmed to [[ArtificialBrilliance notice and exploit type advantages and counter tactics]], and major enemies can and will train their Pokemon to use attacks only available by TM/HM, tutors, or breeding.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a little analysis will reveal that Ghetsis's Pokemon lineup is perfectly tailored to [[OffingTheOffspring overthrow N]], and accounts for every possibility in N's team of "friends". This turns into CripplingOverspecialization when the [[SpannerInTheWorks player character's involvement]] blindsides him.
*** [[spoiler:Which is probably why in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]], he is prepared to [[CombatPragmatist murder meddling teenagers in cold blood before they can stop him again]]. When that fails, he uses a machine to keep the new player characters from catching Kyurem to use against him.]]

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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 ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'', thus surviving his infamous assassination attempt. ''Then'', in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon Armageddon]]'', he revives Shang Tsung (who had been vaporized by Raiden's attempt to destroy the Dragon King in ''[[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.
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will. ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' reveals he had his victory speech planned ''waaaaaaay'' in advance as well.
* [[BigBad ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney
Manfred von Karma]] is one example of this from ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' -- he retrains the ''[[spoiler:parrot]]'' ''[[spoiler:a parrot]]'' because he foresaw that you would call her as a surprise witness! Just to get a guilty verdict! The other CrazyPrepared person is verdict!
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Phoenix Wright, aka the player. You may not know ''why'' you have to "pick up" random pieces of "evidence", but they ''will'' come in handy, because you're ready with them.
them. Especially obvious in "Rise from the Ashes", where Edgeworth tells him about a [[ChekhovsGun seemingly unrelated screwdriver]] from another case (one that never comes up again) and he jots down info about it just in case. Edgeworth can't help but point out how stubborn Phoenix can be sometimes.
** The OTHER other person is Lana Skye. Maybe not as crazy as von Karma or Phoenix, but she does have Skye has people doing work for her while she's in containment. One case is when she kept very conclusive evidence [[spoiler:in the back of an Evidence Law book.]]
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book]]. And for bonus points, [[spoiler:the Evidence Law book itself was the final piece of evidence needed to convict the killer.]]
killer]].
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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A large part of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' MetaGame in competitive battles involves preparing for possible counterattacks and compensating for specific weaknesses in your party that an opponent might take advantage of.
** In some of the more recent later games, enemy ''[=NPCs=]'' have been programmed to [[ArtificialBrilliance notice and exploit type advantages and counter tactics]], and major enemies can and will train their Pokemon to use attacks only available by TM/HM, tutors, or breeding.
** In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', a little analysis will reveal that Ghetsis's Pokemon lineup is perfectly tailored to [[OffingTheOffspring overthrow N]], and accounts for every possibility in N's team of "friends". This turns into CripplingOverspecialization when the [[SpannerInTheWorks player character's involvement]] blindsides him.
*** [[spoiler:Which
him. Which is probably why in [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]], he is prepared to [[CombatPragmatist [[spoiler:[[CombatPragmatist murder meddling teenagers in cold blood before they can stop him again]]. When that fails, he uses a machine to keep the new player characters from catching Kyurem to use against him.]]



* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]] / Terumi [[AxCrazy Yuuki]] has proved to us that hundreds and hundreds of [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]], and an EvilGenius without like in its own universe, combined with an undying desire to throw the world into an abyss of despair, simply for the fact that [[ForTheEvulz "misery is interesting"]], can lead up to you taking a lot of precautions just to face him. And it may still not work 100% anyway. OhCrap.
** Terumi winds up deconstructing this, as he was only CrazyPrepared ''because'' he had witnessed hundreds and hundreds of time loops. Without such preparation (as ''Slight Hope'' demonstrates and ''Chronophantasma'' ultimately confirms), his victories are due to overwhelming power and blind luck, and neither can last forever on their own. [[spoiler:Makoto Nanaya intervening on the behalf of Tsubaki Yayoi led to his downfall in both instances -- and in the latter, his [[KilledOffForReal death by Hakumen]]. Then again, considering what [[SmarterThanYouLook Ma]][[PluckyGirl ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]] is, [[TemptingFate antagonizing her]] [[KarmicDeath was a very bad idea]].]]

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* [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Hazama]] Hazama / Terumi [[AxCrazy Yuuki]] from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' has proved to us that hundreds and hundreds of [[GroundhogDayLoop time loops]], and an EvilGenius without like in its own universe, combined with an undying desire to throw the world into an abyss of despair, simply for the fact that [[ForTheEvulz "misery is interesting"]], can lead up to you taking a lot of precautions just to face him. And it may still not work 100% anyway. OhCrap.
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OhCrap.\\\
Terumi winds up deconstructing this, as he was only CrazyPrepared ''because'' he had witnessed hundreds and hundreds of time loops. Without such preparation (as ''Slight Hope'' demonstrates and ''Chronophantasma'' ultimately confirms), his victories are due to overwhelming power and blind luck, and neither can last forever on their own. [[spoiler:Makoto Nanaya intervening on the behalf of Tsubaki Yayoi led to his downfall in both instances -- and in the latter, his [[KilledOffForReal death by Hakumen]]. Then again, considering what [[SmarterThanYouLook Ma]][[PluckyGirl ko]][[SpannerInTheWorks to]] is, [[TemptingFate antagonizing her]] [[KarmicDeath was a very bad idea]].]]



* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Darkrai]]]] from the second ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' game. [[spoiler:He had a total of ''five backup plans'' to try and kill the heroes. First, he tried to convince the heroes to "[[DrivenToSuicide disappear]]". When that didn't work, he tricked a PhysicalGod into trying to kill them. When that failed, he lured them to his lair to finish them. When they arrived, he trapped the hero in a nightmare where their partner joined Darkrai due to crossing the DespairEventHorizon. When they freed themselves, he summons an army of {{Mooks}} to help him kill them. When he and his minions are beaten, he reveals he'd already prepared a dimensional portal to escape through! The only thing he wasn't prepared for was the previously mentioned PhysicalGod showing up and blasting the portal as he tried to escape.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[BigBad Darkrai]]]] from The BigBad of the second ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon'' game. [[spoiler:He had a total of ''five backup plans'' to try and kill the heroes. First, he tried to convince the heroes to "[[DrivenToSuicide disappear]]". When that didn't work, he tricked a PhysicalGod into trying to kill them. When that failed, he lured them to his lair to finish them. When they arrived, he trapped the hero in a nightmare where their partner joined Darkrai due to crossing the DespairEventHorizon. When they freed themselves, he summons an army of {{Mooks}} to help him kill them. When he and his minions are beaten, he reveals he'd already prepared a dimensional portal to escape through! The only thing he wasn't prepared for was the previously mentioned PhysicalGod showing up and blasting the portal as he tried to escape.]]



* The final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is a colossal idiot who ends up almost causing the lab to self-destruct through neglect and incompetence. So after the fight, the player probably wouldn't have expected [[spoiler:him to rig the stalemate button, which the player would certainly go for next, with explosives in case he lost the fight. Not only that, but he specifically leaves it out of his "Four Part Plan" speech detailing everything he's done to fix every flaw evident in [=GLaDOS=]' fight from the first game.]]
** Additionally, Aperture Science has automated testing facility announcements in case [=GLaDOS=] is incapacitated. As such, they have prepared such announcements for any possibility. '''ANY''' possibility.

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* ''VideoGame/Portal2'':
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The final boss of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' is a colossal idiot who ends up almost causing the lab to self-destruct through neglect and incompetence. So after the fight, the player probably wouldn't have expected [[spoiler:him to rig the stalemate button, which the player would certainly go for next, with explosives in case he lost the fight. Not only that, but he specifically leaves it out of his "Four Part Plan" speech detailing everything he's done to fix every flaw evident in [=GLaDOS=]' fight from the first game.]]
** Additionally, Aperture Science has automated testing facility announcements in case [=GLaDOS=] is incapacitated. As such, they have prepared such announcements for any possibility. '''ANY''' possibility.



* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, the Graal Spike Thrower is a shotgun specifically designed by the Krogan for hunting Thresher Maws. With that in mind, it features special built in blades, so that in the event that a Krogan gets swallowed by a Maw, they can either cut themselves out or cause severe internal bleeding to take it down with them. Overall, it says something about the Krogan that they designed a shotgun believing that it was a very real possibility that they might be ''eaten'' at some point.

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* In the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series, the ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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Graal Spike Thrower is a shotgun specifically designed by the Krogan for hunting Thresher Maws. With that in mind, it features special built in blades, so that in the event that a Krogan gets swallowed by a Maw, they can either cut themselves out or cause severe internal bleeding to take it down with them. Overall, it says something about the Krogan that they designed a shotgun believing that it was a very real possibility that they might be ''eaten'' at some point.
16th Jan '17 11:03:14 AM Gosicrystal
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* In ''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.]]

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* In ''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}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]] and [[VideoGame/{{Earthbound}} Ness]] were able to travel into Subspace and rescue the others.]]
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