History Determinator / VideoGames

17th Sep '17 6:10:40 PM nombretomado
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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac]] [[ArthurCClarke Clarke]] from ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. He has fought an entire Planet Cracker vessel's worth of [[RecycledInSpace space]] [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] ([[spoiler:and their HiveMind]]) while doing more than the repairs he was originally sent for, [[spoiler:as well as being roped into a GambitPileup between TheMole and an artificial ArtifactOfDoom, coming out on top of it all, while being supposedly insane]], all because he wanted to find his girlfriend. And [[spoiler: during the scene where his girlfriend turns out to have been DeadAllAlong, Isaac's HeroicBSOD lasts all of five seconds, then he gets back to work. And by work I mean [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu taking out giant freaking monsters]] with [[ImprovisedWeapon mining tools]]]].

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* [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Isaac]] [[ArthurCClarke [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke]] from ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. He has fought an entire Planet Cracker vessel's worth of [[RecycledInSpace space]] [[ZombieApocalypse zombies]] ([[spoiler:and their HiveMind]]) while doing more than the repairs he was originally sent for, [[spoiler:as well as being roped into a GambitPileup between TheMole and an artificial ArtifactOfDoom, coming out on top of it all, while being supposedly insane]], all because he wanted to find his girlfriend. And [[spoiler: during the scene where his girlfriend turns out to have been DeadAllAlong, Isaac's HeroicBSOD lasts all of five seconds, then he gets back to work. And by work I mean [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu taking out giant freaking monsters]] with [[ImprovisedWeapon mining tools]]]].
23rd Aug '17 6:53:59 AM BarbarousNeonate
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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''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 [[{{Sadist}}sadistic]] OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.

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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''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 [[{{Sadist}}sadistic]] [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.
23rd Aug '17 6:53:18 AM BarbarousNeonate
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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''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.

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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''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 [[{{Sadist}}sadistic]] OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.
16th Aug '17 9:51:08 AM PrivateerMan
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** Special mention goes to Ms. Pauling in the comics. The entire RED team is getting thrashed by a giant bread monster? Build a time-bomb out of a handy payload cart and Scout's timer! Mann Co. has been taken over by a man bent on finding every last bar of Australium in the world just so he can live forever? Put the entire team back together one by one. Not to mention her resolve to stand by The Administrator's side, even when Gray tells her that whatever she's planning will be worse than his scheming.

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** Really, if there is a perpetual back-and-forth stalemate on a Control Point match, chances are both teams are entirely comprised of Determinators. Both teams doing their best to try and win the round, while always downright refusing to back down or give up their points. It gets to the point when the match can end ''hours'' later, and only because some players got bored and left, giving the opposing team a chance to attack.
** Special mention goes to Ms. Pauling in the comics. The entire RED team is getting thrashed by a giant bread monster? Build a time-bomb out of a handy payload cart and Scout's timer! Mann Co. has been taken over by a man bent on finding every last bar of Australium in the world just so he can live forever? Put the entire team back together one by one. Not to mention her resolve to stand by The Administrator's side, even when [[spoiler: Gray tells her that whatever she's planning will be worse than his scheming.]]
5th Aug '17 2:12:46 AM Piterpicher
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also has the X-ATM092, better known as that [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere giant frigging robot spider]] that chases you during the escape from Dollet. The damned thing pesters you the entire way, and the best most players can hope for is to either avoid fights altogether, or if cornered, fight it until they manage to flee the battle. Even avoiding the fights with it are a ''GuideDangIt'', and guess what else? You're [[TimedMission TIMED]].

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' also has the X-ATM092, X-[=ATM092=], better known as that [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere giant frigging robot spider]] that chases you during the escape from Dollet. The damned thing pesters you the entire way, and the best most players can hope for is to either avoid fights altogether, or if cornered, fight it until they manage to flee the battle. Even avoiding the fights with it are a ''GuideDangIt'', and guess what else? You're [[TimedMission TIMED]].
30th Jul '17 4:52:14 PM Bluewyrm
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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 "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.]]

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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 [[StealthPun come back from death over and over again again]] using said save points, and points. It's eventually revealed that only the most determined person in the Underground can do this... and the one the protagonist accidentally booted out is really, really pissed.]] [[spoiler: Eventually, it reaches the point where where, if they're killed during the TrueFinalBoss fight, they just get right back up again and continue from where they left off (the - after shattering into pieces in the usual death animation, the red heart that represents the player's soul will pull pulls itself back together with the message "But it refused", and on refused." On the boss's final attack, you will be reduced to a ludicrously small portion of a HP without dying. dying.]] Of course, the protagonist isn't the only one with determination. [[spoiler: 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 it, or if said determination is put to the wrong goals.]]
15th Jul '17 9:40:18 AM nombretomado
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* SonicTheHedgehog himself is a pretty fair example. Although it's often obscured by his eternal optimism and devil-may-care attitude, it's clear to see that he will ''never'' say die. The most notable example of his determination is [[SonicStoryBookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]], where [[spoiler:it's his will and determination that gives him the strength to hold his ground against the Dark Queen, even after she's beaten him to within an inch of his life.]]

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* SonicTheHedgehog himself is a pretty fair example. Although it's often obscured by his eternal optimism and devil-may-care attitude, it's clear to see that he will ''never'' say die. The most notable example of his determination is [[SonicStoryBookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]], ''VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight'', where [[spoiler:it's his will and determination that gives him the strength to hold his ground against the Dark Queen, even after she's beaten him to within an inch of his life.]]
5th Jul '17 8:54:24 PM Loekman3
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* Kratos of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series. He's literally ''[[EscapedFromHell climbed out of Hell]]... four times''. As he puts it: "If all of Olympus would deny me my vengeance, then all of Olympus must ''die''!" The fact that his only clear motivation is the desire to kick the ass of anyone who screws with him just solidifies his status as an undiluted badass.

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* Kratos of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series.''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries''. He's literally ''[[EscapedFromHell climbed out of Hell]]... four times''. As he puts it: "If all of Olympus would deny me my vengeance, then all of Olympus must ''die''!" The fact that his only clear motivation is the desire to kick the ass of anyone who screws with him just solidifies his status as an undiluted badass.
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.
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