History CreatorsPet / VideoGames

12th Aug '16 12:16:45 AM Zaptech
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has Alphinaud. When he was introduced, he was a tolerable method of exposition. As time went on, he became an increasingly long winded, smug, always-right prat that would travel to a frozen tundra without a coat and whine about the cold non-stop. He was really just a Scrappy at that point, and the Dev Team seemed to take notice and had him undergo some CharacterDevelopment via his own actions coming back to bite him shortly before the Heavensward expansion came out. While Alphy laid on some incredibly long winded angst over it, most were happy to see him get some comeuppance (even if it brought the player character along with it) and be brought down to earth. Then, Heavensward comes out and the events that led to his character development are downplayed and hastily resolved, while characters left, right, and center continue to wax poetic over how much Alphinaud has "grown" and on and on and yet he's still about as much of a verbose twat as he always was.
9th Aug '16 11:21:42 PM Anddrix
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** At her peak, Aya had become so bad that a minor [[MemeticMutation meme]] had spawned explaining that she had gotten into so many games in exchange for giving ZUN sexual favors (a highly disrespectful meme now that ZUN has [[DudeNotFunny a wife and a son]]). However, fanon often portrays Aya as a [[SoBadItsGood humorously over-the-top, so-obnoxious-she's-funny]] tabloid reporter with a penchant for taking embarrassing photos of the other girls. This interpretation of Aya is not nearly as bad as the one that ZUN has saddled her with, and it not only [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescued her from the Scrappy Heap]], but it gave her almost as many ''fans'' as she has haters, [[BaseBreaker making her one of the most polarizing characters in the series]].

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** At her peak, Aya had become so bad that a minor [[MemeticMutation meme]] had spawned explaining that she had gotten into so many games in exchange for giving ZUN sexual favors (a highly disrespectful meme now that ZUN has [[DudeNotFunny a wife and a son]]). However, fanon often portrays Aya as a [[SoBadItsGood humorously over-the-top, so-obnoxious-she's-funny]] tabloid reporter with a penchant for taking embarrassing photos of the other girls. This interpretation of Aya is not nearly as bad as the one that ZUN has saddled her with, and it not only [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap rescued her from the Scrappy Heap]], but it gave her almost as many ''fans'' as she has haters, [[BaseBreaker making her one of the most polarizing characters in the series]].series.
27th Jul '16 10:00:26 AM Morgenthaler
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** Quan Chi, while [[CreatorsFavorite one of the creators' favorite characters]] and [[EnsembleDarkhorse an overall fan-fave in general]], doubles as [[TropesAreTools a bad example]] of what happens when you let a CanonImmigrant {{ascend|edExtra}} ''too'' far. The groundwork for this was laid in his debut as Shinnok's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Mythologies]]'', where Quan Chi proved so DangerouslyGenreSavvy he was able to dupe both ''Raiden and Shinnok'' with a duplicate of Shinnok's amulet, allowing him to successfully backstab his boss, ''an immortal fallen Elder God'', in his non-canon ending. Then, he manages to escape getting some long overdue retribution at Scorpion's hands and forms the eponymous duo of ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'' with Shang Tsung, which leads to the death of several characters ([[TheHeroDies including Liu Kang]]) and Raiden's defeat. As the intro to ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'' shows, Quan Chi was poised to win it all had [[EvilerThanThou Onaga not shown up]]. These cases, while eye-rolling, weren't ''too'' bad on their own, but then Quan Chi started to appear in games where, due to the timeline, he ''shouldn't'' have even been present (''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatShaolinMonks Shaolin Monks]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse vs. DCU]]'', ''[=MK9=]''), was able to effortlessly manipulate both sides of the conflict to his advantage (''vs. DCU'', ''[=MK9=]''), and began to usurp the importance of other, more established villains like Shang Tsung (''vs. DCU'', ''[=MK9=]''). ''9'', in particular, gave reason for many to slap the VillainSue label on him, and while TheStinger establishes [[spoiler:his messing with the timeline (which disastrously derailed Raiden's efforts) was due to Shinnok's crafty plans and not his own]], fans are already expecting [[spoiler:Quan Chi to somehow overtake the plot from Shinnok ''again'' in the next game. He actually received [[HumiliationConga a set of humiliations]] in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX X]]'', losing control of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Jax, getting a GroinAttack by Sonya, getting beaten up by Jax, and finally getting killed off by Scorpion, allowing Shinnok to retain his true position as the BigBad, but there has been rumors that he might have been manipulating people from beyond the dead..]].

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** Quan Chi, while [[CreatorsFavorite one of the creators' favorite characters]] and [[EnsembleDarkhorse an overall fan-fave in general]], doubles as [[TropesAreTools a bad example]] of what happens when you let a CanonImmigrant {{ascend|edExtra}} ''too'' far. The groundwork for this was laid in his debut as Shinnok's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'' and ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero Mythologies]]'', where Quan Chi proved so DangerouslyGenreSavvy cunning he was able to dupe both ''Raiden and Shinnok'' with a duplicate of Shinnok's amulet, allowing him to successfully backstab his boss, ''an immortal fallen Elder God'', in his non-canon ending. Then, he manages to escape getting some long overdue retribution at Scorpion's hands and forms the eponymous duo of ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance Deadly Alliance]]'' with Shang Tsung, which leads to the death of several characters ([[TheHeroDies including Liu Kang]]) and Raiden's defeat. As the intro to ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception Deception]]'' shows, Quan Chi was poised to win it all had [[EvilerThanThou Onaga not shown up]]. These cases, while eye-rolling, weren't ''too'' bad on their own, but then Quan Chi started to appear in games where, due to the timeline, he ''shouldn't'' have even been present (''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatShaolinMonks Shaolin Monks]]'', ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse vs. DCU]]'', ''[=MK9=]''), was able to effortlessly manipulate both sides of the conflict to his advantage (''vs. DCU'', ''[=MK9=]''), and began to usurp the importance of other, more established villains like Shang Tsung (''vs. DCU'', ''[=MK9=]''). ''9'', in particular, gave reason for many to slap the VillainSue label on him, and while TheStinger establishes [[spoiler:his messing with the timeline (which disastrously derailed Raiden's efforts) was due to Shinnok's crafty plans and not his own]], fans are already expecting [[spoiler:Quan Chi to somehow overtake the plot from Shinnok ''again'' in the next game. He actually received [[HumiliationConga a set of humiliations]] in ''[[VideoGame/MortalKombatX X]]'', losing control of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Jax, getting a GroinAttack by Sonya, getting beaten up by Jax, and finally getting killed off by Scorpion, allowing Shinnok to retain his true position as the BigBad, but there has been rumors that he might have been manipulating people from beyond the dead..]].
25th Jul '16 1:49:22 PM SpitbreakFTW
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has Alphinaud. When he was introduced, he was a tolerable method of exposition. As time went on, he became an increasingly long winded, smug, always-right prat that would travel to a frozen tundra without a coat and whine about the cold non-stop. He was really just a Scrappy at that point, and the Dev Team seemed to take notice and had him undergo some CharacterDevelopment via his own actions coming back to bite him shortly before the Heavensward expansion came out. While Alphy laid on some incredibly long winded angst over it, most were happy to see him get some comeuppance (even if it brought the player character along with it) and be brought down to earth. Then, Heavensward comes out and the events that led to his character development are downplayed and hastily resolved, while characters left, right, and center continue to wax poetic over how much Alphinaud has "grown" and on and on and yet he's still about as much of a verbose twat as he always was.
12th Jul '16 10:20:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'': Some older members of the fandom absolutely deplore the VideoGame/RavingRabbids. There can be little debate about their forcibly changing the ''Rayman'' series from adventure platformers to collections of short, bizarre mini-games, pushing all of Rayman's previous supporting cast out of the spotlight, and carrying on their franchise hijack for a large number of games in a short amount of time. Their Creator's Pet status only became more apparent when two or three of them got a playable role in, of all places, a ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp game]]. Thankfully, the Rabbids eventually split completely from their parent franchise and Rayman's [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins started going on adventures]] [[VideoGame/RaymanLegends without them again.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Rayman}}'': Some older members of the fandom absolutely deplore the VideoGame/RavingRabbids. There can be little debate about their forcibly changing the ''Rayman'' series from adventure platformers to collections of short, bizarre mini-games, pushing all of Rayman's previous supporting cast out of the spotlight, and carrying on their franchise hijack for a large number of games in a short amount of time. Their Creator's Pet status only became more apparent when two or three of them got a playable role in, of all places, a ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' [[TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp [[VideoGame/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesSmashUp game]]. Thankfully, the Rabbids eventually split completely from their parent franchise and Rayman's [[VideoGame/RaymanOrigins started going on adventures]] [[VideoGame/RaymanLegends without them again.]]
26th May '16 11:24:32 PM Zaptech
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** The event planner Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning to begin with grew to resent the forced nature of her constant appearances and use her as an emblem of a series DorkAge.
23rd May '16 11:24:48 AM Odacon_Spy
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** The event plannet Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning to begin with grew to resent the forced nature of her constant appearances and use her as an emblem of a series DorkAge.

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** The event plannet planner Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning to begin with grew to resent the forced nature of her constant appearances and use her as an emblem of a series DorkAge.
15th May '16 1:27:22 PM pinkdalek
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** The event plannet Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a forced mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning or mildly disliked her grew to resent the level of CharacterFocus and hugely expanded powers she was later given.

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** The event plannet Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a forced mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning or mildly disliked her to begin with grew to resent the level forced nature of CharacterFocus her constant appearances and hugely expanded powers she was later given.use her as an emblem of a series DorkAge.
15th May '16 1:21:14 PM pinkdalek
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** The event plannet Motomu Toriyama is famously [[PerverseSexualLust obsessed]] with Lightning from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' games, talking at length about her bust size in interviews, or comparing her to a rose. This fixation made her the mascot of ''XIII'', despite the game itself being an ensemble piece with no clear main character, and led to her becoming something of a forced mascot of the series itself. Many fans who were neutral on Lightning or mildly disliked her grew to resent the level of CharacterFocus and hugely expanded powers she was later given.
14th May '16 7:10:29 PM Etheru
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* GuestFighter [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion] in VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs by virtue of being the mascot of studio Netherrealm. From the beginning. When he became available to play, Scorpion was (initially) [[GameBreaker hideously overpowered]] thanks to his TeleportSpam abilities that makes him more powerful than all of the characters, including DC's mascots Superman and Batman. Players who purchased the season pass were especially angry that they were misled into purchasing 3 DC fighters and a ''Mortal Kombat'' character instead of 4 DC fighters. Even after getting nerfed and getting featured less in the marketing campaign, many fans still hate his very appearance.

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* GuestFighter [[Franchise/MortalKombat Scorpion] Scorpion]] in VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' by virtue of being the mascot of studio Netherrealm. From the beginning. When he became available to play, Scorpion was (initially) [[GameBreaker hideously overpowered]] thanks to his TeleportSpam abilities that makes him more powerful than all of the characters, including DC's mascots Superman and Batman. Players who purchased the season pass were especially angry that they were misled into purchasing 3 DC fighters and a ''Mortal Kombat'' character instead of 4 DC fighters. Even after getting nerfed and getting featured less in the marketing campaign, many fans still hate his very appearance.
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