History Determinator / VideoGames

24th Jun '17 5:39:14 PM Gigabic
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** Terra from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: Master Xehanort sets innumerable [[TheHeartless Unversed]] on him, has him attacked by Braig, manipulates him into distrusting and ultimately killing his mentor and father figure Eraqus, and attempts to kill his best friends, all so he can awaken Terra's inner darkness enough to possess him and [[GrandTheftMe make off with his body]]. Does this stop Terra? No. His mind inhabits [[AnimatedArmour his armour]] , which stands up again and proceeds to [[CrowningMomentofAwesome beat the everliving daylights out of his own possessed body.]]]] There's a reason why [[spoiler:the armor animated with his spirit is called the "Lingering Will"]].

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** Terra from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''. [[spoiler: Master Xehanort sets innumerable [[TheHeartless Unversed]] on him, has him attacked by Braig, manipulates him into distrusting and ultimately killing his mentor and father figure Eraqus, and attempts to kill his best friends, all so he can awaken Terra's inner darkness enough to possess him and [[GrandTheftMe make off with his body]]. Does this stop Terra? No. His mind inhabits [[AnimatedArmour his armour]] , which stands up again and proceeds to [[CrowningMomentofAwesome beat the everliving daylights out of his own possessed body.]]]] There's a reason why [[spoiler:the armor animated with his spirit is called the "Lingering Will"]].Will". This is shown in Kingdom Hearts 2, where the Lingering Will is the strongest BonusBoss in the game. At the end of the fight, it's implied he's not even winded]].
18th Jun '17 9:41:02 AM infernape612
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** Special mention must go to three unsent in the series; [[spoiler:Shuyin (or the anger and despair thereof)]], [[spoiler:Maechen (who literally forgot he was dead)]] and especially [[spoiler:Auron, who made a promise to Braska to protect Yuna, and didn't let a piddly thing like a horrible death get in the way.]]
** Similarly the Undying from VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII are [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Cie'th]] who were so enraged with the fal'Cie who [[BlessedWithSuck made them l'Cie]] that they keep going forever out of sheer hatred and rage, rather then eventually fossilizing as most Cie'th do.

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** *** Special mention must go to three unsent Unsent in the series; [[spoiler:Shuyin (or the anger and despair thereof)]], [[spoiler:Maechen (who literally forgot he was dead)]] and especially [[spoiler:Auron, who made a promise to Braska to protect Yuna, and didn't let a piddly thing like a horrible death get in the way.]]
** Similarly the Undying from VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' are [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Cie'th]] who were so enraged with the fal'Cie who [[BlessedWithSuck made them l'Cie]] that they keep going forever out of sheer hatred and rage, rather then eventually fossilizing as most Cie'th do.
12th May '17 6:01:47 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran. Certain [[ApocalypticLog logbook entries]] written by the space pirates in the Prime series mentions that no matter what they do, nothing has been able to stop the "hunter clad in metal".

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* ''{{Metroid}}'''s ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'''s Samus Aran. Certain [[ApocalypticLog logbook entries]] written by the space pirates in the Prime series mentions that no matter what they do, nothing has been able to stop the "hunter clad in metal".
2nd May '17 4:02:43 PM AlienPatch
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** Said researcher himself counts as well. The sole surviving scientist of Aperture Science and [=GLaDOS=]' wrath, he managed to elude her for years and [[RoomFullOfCrazy scribble maniacal ravings within hidden chambers]] with no portal device, only the "help" of the CompanionCube and his own schizophrenia. Upon seeing Chell being dragged back into Aperture Science, rather than escaping he ''goes back to save her'' and ensure that she survives until ''Portal 2''.

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** Said Doug Rattman, the researcher himself mentioned above, counts as well. The sole surviving scientist of Aperture Science and [=GLaDOS=]' wrath, he managed to elude her for years and [[RoomFullOfCrazy scribble maniacal ravings within hidden chambers]] with no portal device, only the "help" of the CompanionCube and his own schizophrenia. Upon seeing Chell being dragged back into Aperture Science, rather than escaping he ''goes back to save her'' and ensure that she survives until ''Portal 2''.2'', [[spoiler: even after being repeatedly shot by turrets]].
22nd Apr '17 5:00:38 PM nombretomado
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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''SuikodenII'' is the embodiment of this trope. Despite being the prince (and later king) of a massive country, he is the single most powerful human warrior on his side of the field (and arguably, the entire Suikoden universe), turning the tides of entire wide scale battles simply by appearing and punishing/killing any of his men for so much as hesitating in battle. If more proof is needed, his [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat death scene]] should make this trope obvious. This trait, combined with the fact that he is a sadistic OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.

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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is the embodiment of this trope. Despite being the prince (and later king) of a massive country, he is the single most powerful human warrior on his side of the field (and arguably, the entire Suikoden universe), turning the tides of entire wide scale battles simply by appearing and punishing/killing any of his men for so much as hesitating in battle. If more proof is needed, his [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat death scene]] should make this trope obvious. This trait, combined with the fact that he is a sadistic OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.
14th Apr '17 5:40:43 AM Giginss
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a massive {{Deconstruction}} and examination of the concept of determination, among other things. The save points throughout the game are points where the protagonist finds something that fills them with determination. [[spoiler: This determination allows the player to come back from death over and over again using said save points, and eventually it reaches the point where if they're killed during the TrueFinalBoss fight, they just get right back up again and continue from where they left off (the red heart that represents the player's soul will pull itself back together with the message "It refused", and on the boss's final attack, you will be reduced to a ludicrously small portion of a HP without dying. Of course, the protagonist isn't the only one with determination. Flowey and the First Child are also massive determinators with the ability to save, and they, combined with the player on a Genocide run, show that someone with such raw determination can be a very, ''very'' terrifying thing if there's no compassion or love behind it or if said determination is put to the wrong goals.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a massive {{Deconstruction}} and examination of the concept of determination, among other things. The save points throughout the game are points where the protagonist finds something that fills them with determination. [[spoiler: This determination allows the player to come back from death over and over again using said save points, and eventually it reaches the point where if they're killed during the TrueFinalBoss fight, they just get right back up again and continue from where they left off (the red heart that represents the player's soul will pull itself back together with the message "It "But it refused", and on the boss's final attack, you will be reduced to a ludicrously small portion of a HP without dying. Of course, the protagonist isn't the only one with determination. Flowey and the First Child are also massive determinators with the ability to save, and they, combined with the player on a Genocide run, show that someone with such raw determination can be a very, ''very'' terrifying thing if there's no compassion or love behind it or if said determination is put to the wrong goals.]]
8th Apr '17 9:25:13 AM nombretomado
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* In the Wii version of ''PunchOut'', it's an actual [[ComebackMechanic GAME MECHANIC for Little Mac to occasionally come back from sure defeat with one final burst of strength]] if you're doing reasonably well in the fight. Really cool when it happens, and [[MomentOfAwesome even cooler to come back and WIN when it happens]].

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* In the Wii version of ''PunchOut'', ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', it's an actual [[ComebackMechanic GAME MECHANIC for Little Mac to occasionally come back from sure defeat with one final burst of strength]] if you're doing reasonably well in the fight. Really cool when it happens, and [[MomentOfAwesome even cooler to come back and WIN when it happens]].
6th Apr '17 9:34:52 PM nombretomado
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* Vhailor from ''PlanescapeTorment'', a KnightTemplar so unstoppably dedicated to his cause that 'being dead' is a minor inconvenience to him, and also a really paltry excuse for trying to take a rest off from his duty of punishing the guilty.

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* Vhailor from ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', a KnightTemplar so unstoppably dedicated to his cause that 'being dead' is a minor inconvenience to him, and also a really paltry excuse for trying to take a rest off from his duty of punishing the guilty.
26th Mar '17 2:43:03 PM nombretomado
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* The Nemesis of VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis fame should be the poster boy of this trope. It's a massive 8 foot tall B.O.W. that's programmed to kill all the members of S.T.A.R.S. after killing Brad right in front of you, it sets it's sights on Jill: The character who you play as, AND who happens to be the last member of S.T.A.R.S. No matter how far you run, or how many times you actually manage to put him down (About 15 shotgun shells on EASY will do the trick), he'll be back. Often with a ROCKET LAUNCHER. Did I mention it can run FASTER than you? Or that it's SMART?
** T-101 from VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 also counts. While not nearly as memorable as the Nemesis (You only encounter him in a NewGamePlus), he's every bit as unstoppable. Even dropping him in a vat of molten steel only manages to piss him off, as well as burn off the coat that was stopping him from going OneWingedAngel.
** VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 gives us the Ustanak: a Nemesis Expy that haunts Sherry and Jake throughout their entire chapter. Like the T-101, dropping him in lava is only enough to seriously piss him off (And reveal his weak point, thankfully).
* In {{Okami}}, Waka shows just how determined he can be just shortly after revealing he was GoodAllAlong. First, he tries to fight Yami, until he loses his laser sword Pillow Talk.Then when Yami starts dishing out DeathRays aimed at Ammy, he blocks them with his regular sword. And even once he is completely disarmed, he still stands in front of ammy to take one last attack for her.

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* The Nemesis of VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' fame should be the poster boy of this trope. It's a massive 8 foot tall B.O.W. that's programmed to kill all the members of S.T.A.R.S. after killing Brad right in front of you, it sets it's sights on Jill: The character who you play as, AND who happens to be the last member of S.T.A.R.S. No matter how far you run, or how many times you actually manage to put him down (About 15 shotgun shells on EASY will do the trick), he'll be back. Often with a ROCKET LAUNCHER. Did I mention it can run FASTER than you? Or that it's SMART?
** T-101 from VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' also counts. While not nearly as memorable as the Nemesis (You only encounter him in a NewGamePlus), he's every bit as unstoppable. Even dropping him in a vat of molten steel only manages to piss him off, as well as burn off the coat that was stopping him from going OneWingedAngel.
** VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' gives us the Ustanak: a Nemesis Expy that haunts Sherry and Jake throughout their entire chapter. Like the T-101, dropping him in lava is only enough to seriously piss him off (And reveal his weak point, thankfully).
* In {{Okami}}, ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', Waka shows just how determined he can be just shortly after revealing he was GoodAllAlong. First, he tries to fight Yami, until he loses his laser sword Pillow Talk.Then when Yami starts dishing out DeathRays aimed at Ammy, he blocks them with his regular sword. And even once he is completely disarmed, he still stands in front of ammy to take one last attack for her.
14th Mar '17 4:36:57 AM NNinja
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* Phoenix Wright in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series. No matter how much the odds are stacked against him, Phoenix refuses to give up and if he is on the verge of doing so, he'll meet someone who will convince him otherwise. On the same token, except for [[ButtMonkey Winston Payne]], almost every prosecutor and witness refuses to give in, no matter how much evidence and logic the defense throws at them.
** One could arguably give this title to Dahlia Hawthorne, given that [[spoiler: she won't even let death stop her from seeking her revenge on Mia Fey.]]
** The villain you confront in the final case of ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth''. [[spoiler: Quercus Alba, an ambassador, is the kingpin of a smuggling ring and has ties with the KG-8 incident and its second occurance (case 4). Edgeworth tries to prove that Alba was the one who killed Manny Coachen, but no matter how much logic and evidence Edgeworth throws his way, Alba never gives in and keeps demanding more proof. The entire last half of the case is devoted to just cross examining Alba until he finally cracks.]]
*** Completing the last half of [[ThatOneBoss that fucking case]] is also an example of ''the player'' being a {{Determinator}}.
** Manfred von Karma needs ''more'' recognition than that. [[spoiler: He took a bullet wound to the shoulder, and left it. He was afraid that if a doctor got to it, that doctor would one day testify against him. All of this so he could get his revenge on the Edgeworth family.]] And also, he ''retrained a parrot.'' Just in case someone would be daring enough to have it testify.
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