History DroppedABridgeOnHim / VideoGames

12th Jan '16 6:45:01 PM nombretomado
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* A quest in ''{{Runescape}}'' brought us a variation on this: "Drop a Pillar on him". How? A quest called Salt in the Wound was released to end the Sea Slug quest series, and in it, you "fight" the big bad Mother Mallum, who's been built up as one of the biggest threats in the world of Runescape. How does she die? You topple over a pillar and crush her. Players were not pleased.
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* A quest in ''{{Runescape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' brought us a variation on this: "Drop a Pillar on him". How? A quest called Salt in the Wound was released to end the Sea Slug quest series, and in it, you "fight" the big bad Mother Mallum, who's been built up as one of the biggest threats in the world of Runescape. How does she die? You topple over a pillar and crush her. Players were not pleased.
23rd Dec '15 2:41:42 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''SoldierOfFortune II'': Madeline Taylor. By a [[FacelessGoons faceless]] {{Mook}}, to boot. Hawk suffers a similar fate in the first game, albeit at the hands of the BigBad. *** IMO, that was a KickTheDog / PlayerPunch moment, while Taylor's death was a blatant "getting rid of the character".
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* ''SoldierOfFortune II'': Madeline Taylor. By nothing more than a [[FacelessGoons faceless]] {{Mook}}, {{Mook}} that you tear to shreds as easily as all the others before him, to boot. Hawk suffers a similar fate in the first game, albeit at the hands of the BigBad. *** IMO, that was a KickTheDog / PlayerPunch moment, while Taylor's death was a blatant "getting rid of the character".BigBad.
13th Nov '15 7:13:56 AM Hanz
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** According to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler: [[VasquezAlwaysDies Sarah Lyons]]]] was killed in battle at some point between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
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** According to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler: [[VasquezAlwaysDies Owen and Sarah Lyons]]]] was killed in battle at some point Lyons died between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.4. The former died of old age (paving the way for Arthur Maxson to take over) and the latter died in battle.
12th Nov '15 8:08:07 AM Vorpale
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** According to ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', [[spoiler: [[VasquezAlwaysDies Sarah Lyons]]]] was killed in battle at some point between Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.
28th Oct '15 12:07:59 PM FF32
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* It's possible to do of this to two of the playable characters in ''HeavyRain''. [[spoiler: Among other ways, FBIAgent Norman Jayden can have his brains blown out by a two-bit thug, and Madison can be tortured to death by a random MadDoctor.]]
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* It's possible to do of this to two of the playable characters in ''HeavyRain''.''VideoGame/HeavyRain''. [[spoiler: Among other ways, FBIAgent Norman Jayden can have his brains blown out by a two-bit thug, and Madison can be tortured to death by a random MadDoctor.]]
29th Aug '15 2:14:43 AM Tyrathius
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': In ''Warlords of Draenor'', Admiral Taylor, a recurring Alliance character since ''Cataclysm'', is KilledOffscreen along with his entire garrison in some random questline in Spires of Arak by some no-name villain who is easily dispatched by the PlayerCharacter. The sheer randomness of the death and the lack of any narrative purpose it serves really makes it feel like he was just killed because his Horde counterpart General Nazgrim died in the Siege of Orgrimmar (his death, though still disliked by some, was at least [[AlasPoorVillain suitably epic]]) though WordOfGod has denied this. Even worse, Taylor's ghost can then be recruited as a follower, making it seem even more pointless.
24th Aug '15 11:46:43 AM Jake18
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* Aldo Trapani, the protagonist of the EA adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', gets abruptly sniped dead in the opening level to allow for new player character Dominic to take his place.
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* Aldo Trapani, the protagonist of the EA adaptation of ''VideoGame/TheGodfather'', gets abruptly sniped dead in the opening level of the second game to allow for new player character Dominic to take his place.
10th Aug '15 10:44:51 AM Edrobot
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** Subverted in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2, where Solid Snake is seemingly killed when the tanker sinks in the prologue, [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent causing the perspective to shift to Raiden]]. However, it quickly becomes clear that Snake survived after all.
30th Jul '15 7:41:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'': All the SAS members except Soap and Captain Price are unceremoniously executed at the end of the game. In ''ModernWarfare 2'', all of TF-141, again barring Soap and Price, are killed off by General Shepherd. In fact, if you're a player character in a ''Modern Warfare'' title who isn't Soap or Price, you'd better call home and say your goodbyes while you can, because there's a rickety ridge overhead with your name on it. ** As of ''ModernWarfare 3'' [[spoiler: [[OurHeroIsDead even Soap isn't safe.]]]]
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'': All the SAS members except Soap and Captain Price are unceremoniously executed at the end of the game. In ''ModernWarfare 2'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare2'', all of TF-141, again barring Soap and Price, are killed off by General Shepherd. In fact, if you're a player character in a ''Modern Warfare'' title who isn't Soap or Price, you'd better call home and say your goodbyes while you can, because there's a rickety ridge overhead with your name on it. ** As of ''ModernWarfare 3'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' [[spoiler: [[OurHeroIsDead even Soap isn't safe.]]]]
22nd Feb '15 2:20:15 PM Sunflorazumarill
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** It should be mentioned that the Chrono, Marle and Lucca that had Bridges Dropped on them were versions of them from failed timelines ending up in the Darkness Beyond Time and were likely the same ones fought as bosses in Chrono Trigger DS(of course if they are then their death would be at the hands of the main versions of Chrono, Marle and Lucca in the bonus boss fights).
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** It should be mentioned that the Chrono, Marle and Lucca that had Bridges Dropped on them were versions of them from failed timelines ending up in the Darkness Beyond Time and were likely the same ones fought as bosses in Chrono Trigger DS(of DS (of course if they are then their death would be at the hands of the main versions of Chrono, Marle and Lucca in the bonus boss fights).

** There's plenty of bridge dropping (and [[LongBusTrip Long Bus Trips]], in Sakura's case) in the other two routes, though- most notably Caster in Fate and Ilya/Berserker in UBW, who each get one scene to say "Hi, I'm a villain!" and then die in that scene or the next time we see them. HF does it slightly more due to it pulling in some completely new characters, but the real reason why HF's bridge dropping stands out more is that all of its characters had bridges dropped on them * after* the scenes that made fans care about them, whereas nobody cared about Caster yet when Gil insta-killed her ten minutes after her introduction in Fate.
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** There's plenty of bridge dropping (and [[LongBusTrip Long Bus Trips]], in Sakura's case) in the other two routes, though- most notably Caster in Fate and Ilya/Berserker in UBW, who each get one scene to say "Hi, I'm a villain!" and then die in that scene or the next time we see them. HF does it slightly more due to it pulling in some completely new characters, but the real reason why HF's bridge dropping stands out more is that all of its characters had bridges dropped on them * after* *after* the scenes that made fans care about them, whereas nobody cared about Caster yet when Gil insta-killed her ten minutes after her introduction in Fate.
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