History EnsembleDarkhorse / VideoGames

27th May '16 8:11:52 AM Koveras
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*** Finn and Ariane, the two companions from the ''Witch Hunt'' DLC, were incredibly well liked by players.
*** Cullen, despite only having a few lines of dialogue in the original game, remains one of the most popular characters from it--mostly for the crush he has on the female mage PlayerCharacter. His popularity was so great that he returns in a major [=NPC=] role in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and becomes one of the [[PlayerCharacter Inquisitor's]] advisers in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.

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*** Finn and Ariane, the two companions from the ''Witch Hunt'' DLC, were incredibly well liked by players.
players, probably thanks to their instant mastery of the LikeAnOldMarriedCouple act despite (or maybe thanks to) their vastly different backgrounds and having never met each other before. Sadly, like most DLC-only characters (except Sketch from ''Leliana's Song''), they haven't been spotted since, although ''[[UniverseCompendium The World of Thedas]]'' revealed that they have been traveling together ever since.
*** Cullen, despite only having a few lines of dialogue in the original game, remains one of the most popular characters from it--mostly for the crush he has on the female mage PlayerCharacter. His popularity was so great that he returns in a major [=NPC=] role in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and becomes one of a ([[PromotedToLoveInterest romanceable]]) adviser to the [[PlayerCharacter Inquisitor's]] advisers Inquisitor]] in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''.



*** Scout Harding is beloved by the fandom for being one of the few dwarves in the game, and being a {{Badass}} archer with a dose of DeadpanSnarker, subtle ShipTease, pleasant freckled look, and overall [[FriendlySniper light-hearted demeanor]]. The fact that she isn't romance-able made her more popular, with requests to have her PromotedToPlayable rather common.

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*** Scout Harding is beloved by the fandom for being one of the few dwarves in the game, and being a {{Badass}} archer with a dose of DeadpanSnarker, subtle ShipTease, pleasant freckled look, and overall [[FriendlySniper light-hearted demeanor]]. The fact that she isn't romance-able made her more popular, with requests to have her PromotedToPlayable rather common. While a full promotion hadn't happened, the devs acknowledged her popularity by giving Harding almost as many new lines in the first DLC expansion, ''Jaws of Hakkon'', as she had in the entire base game.
23rd May '16 3:08:19 AM Kindle4Light
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22nd May '16 12:15:03 AM Midna
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* Muffet from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''. She has no context or impact on the story at all, yet she quickly became one of the most popular characters from the game (being a CuteMonsterGirl in a [[UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion Lolita]] outfit with a really catchy theme song likely has something to do with it).

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* Muffet from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''. She has no context or impact on the story at all, yet she quickly became one of the most popular characters from the game (being a CuteMonsterGirl in a [[UsefulNotes/LolitaFashion Lolita]] outfit with a really catchy theme song likely has something to do with it). The size of her fanbase rivals those of some actual main characters!



** [[spoiler: Mettaton's]] EX form appears for pretty much one battle but has inspired countless cosplays, probably due to the fact he turns into a ''very'' fanservicey WholesomeCrossdresser, albeit a very dangerous one.

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** [[spoiler: Mettaton's]] EX form appears for pretty much one battle but has inspired countless cosplays, probably due to the fact he turns into a ''very'' fanservicey WholesomeCrossdresser, {{Bishonen}}, albeit a very dangerous one.
17th May '16 3:05:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series has Li Long (from ''Soul Edge/Soul Blade'') due to his flashy moves, Hwang for being better than his replacement to the point where fans are [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petition-for-Hwang-in-Soul-Calibur-V/223960684300729 petitioning him to be included in]] ''Soulcalibur V'', and Talim due to her kind personality. Shura (from ''IV'') is also very popular despite being a bonus character to the point where many fans were disappointed when she was confirmed not to be in ''V''. Among the {{Guest Fighter}}s, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] was the most well received by fans. Many even hope future installments of the series hit a Nintendo platform just so he can be included in it. He also singlehandedly ensured that the [=GameCube=] version of ''Soulcalibur II'' sold more than either the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 or UsefulNotes/XBox versions.\\

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series has Li Long (from ''Soul Edge/Soul Blade'') due to his flashy moves, Hwang for being better than his replacement to the point where fans are [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petition-for-Hwang-in-Soul-Calibur-V/223960684300729 petitioning him to be included in]] ''Soulcalibur V'', and Talim due to her kind personality. Shura (from ''IV'') is also very popular despite being a bonus character to the point where many fans were disappointed when she was confirmed not to be in ''V''. Among the {{Guest Fighter}}s, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]] was the most well received by fans. Many even hope future installments of the series hit a Nintendo platform just so he can be included in it. He also singlehandedly ensured that the [=GameCube=] version of ''Soulcalibur II'' sold more than either the UsefulNotes/{{P|layStation2}}S2 UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation2}} or UsefulNotes/XBox versions.\\



* Varla Guns from ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill''. The {{P|layStation3}}S3 version even has two exclusive chapters where you play as her, because people loved her so much on the Wii version.

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* Varla Guns from ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill''. The {{P|layStation3}}S3 UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation3}} version even has two exclusive chapters where you play as her, because people loved her so much on the Wii version.
11th May '16 6:15:08 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Due to the [[OneSceneWonder nature of the specimen]], a few of the creatures in ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' can be considered this:
** Specimen 6 is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the Happy Mask Salesman]] and has a gimmick like the [[Characters/DoctorWhoAliensAndMonsters Weeping Angels]] or [[VideoGame/SCPContainmentBreach SCP-173]]. It is considered to be the BestBossEver as far as the game goes, due to being difficult and having a [[EyeScream memorable kill screen]].
** Specimen 8 gets a lot of merits: it has an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b677_os3s34 awesome chase theme]], a {{Wendigo}} design, has a great build up to it, and a few unsettling lines.
** There's an odd case with Specimen 10. As in, the Specimen 10 before it was replaced due to being a BreatherBoss. Some find it UglyCute, and the fact that it was seen InUniverse as such only helped matters.
2nd May '16 12:43:05 PM MegaMarioMan
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** Captain Qwark was only meant to feature in the [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank first game]], but fan reaction was so good that Qwark was made the villain for the second game and became a recurring ButtMonkey thereafter. Others think Captain Qwark ''was'' a darkhorse but is now just a [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissistic]], [[DirtyCoward sometimes cowardly]] CreatorsPet.
** LargeHam CardCarryingVillain Dr. Nefarious and his ServileSnarker Lawrence from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Up Your Arsenal]]'' also generated quite a following. Enough so that they returned for ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack In Time]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One One 4 All]]'', the latter featuring Nefarious as a ''playable character''.
** The Galactic Rangers from ''Up Your Arsenal''. Not only among the only characters that give Ratchet proper appreciation for his work, they promise to pay him back for all his help. During the final boss fight, they make good on that promise. Gets better. They have been [[AndTheFandomRejoiced/RatchetAndClank confirmed]] to appear in the ''[[WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank film]]''!

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** Captain Qwark was only meant to feature in the [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 first game]], but fan reaction was so good that Qwark was made [[spoiler:made the villain for [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando the second game game]]]] and became a recurring ButtMonkey thereafter. Others think Captain Qwark ''was'' a darkhorse but is now just a [[ItsAllAboutMe narcissistic]], [[DirtyCoward sometimes cowardly]] CreatorsPet.
** LargeHam CardCarryingVillain Dr. Nefarious and his ServileSnarker Lawrence from ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Up Your Arsenal]]'' also generated quite a following. Enough so that they returned for ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime A Crack In Time]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One One All 4 All]]'', One]]'', the latter featuring Nefarious as a ''playable character''.
** The Galactic Rangers from ''Up Your Arsenal''. Not only among the only characters that give Ratchet proper appreciation for his work, they promise to pay him back for all his help. During the final boss fight, they make good on that promise. Gets better. They have been [[AndTheFandomRejoiced/RatchetAndClank confirmed]] to appear in the ''[[WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank ''[[WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016 film]]''!
24th Apr '16 11:07:47 PM erforce
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** In ''VideoGame/VideoGame/SuikodenV'', [[GenkiGirl Miakis]] quickly became a favorite.

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** In ''VideoGame/VideoGame/SuikodenV'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', [[GenkiGirl Miakis]] quickly became a favorite.
20th Apr '16 10:59:31 AM GBAuraRebirth
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* Out of the four animatronic animals present in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', the one who seems to get the most love from the fans is Foxy the Fox Pirate, whose unique behavior pattern and design have made him a definite fan favorite for many. Most of the fanart for the game that isn't of more than one of the animals is of him; he gets more attention than Freddy himself! All of this, despite the fact that he was entirely absent from the game's trailer, and the player isn't officially informed of his existence until the second night.

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* Out of the four animatronic animals present in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'', the one who seems to get the most love from the fans is Foxy the Fox Pirate, whose unique behavior pattern and design have made him a definite fan favorite for many. Most of the fanart for the game that isn't of more than one of the animals is of him; he gets more attention than Freddy himself! All of this, despite the fact that he was entirely absent from the game's trailer, and the player isn't officially informed of his existence until the second night.
14th Apr '16 1:49:59 PM whizzerd
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* ''EnsembleDarkhorse/TheLegendOfZelda''



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has a variety of {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, including:
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDIGames CD-i game-]]exclusive characters, such as:
*** Gwonam, a.k.a. [[FanNickname Squadalah Man.]]
*** Morshu: "Mmmmm, richer." He only has two cutscenes in the entire game, yet he's often used as a regular character in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop involving the CD-i games.
*** Mayor Kravindish: "This is illegal, you know."
** Tingle was popular enough in Japan to get his own GaidenGame, although AmericansHateTingle enough that it got no further West than the PAL region.
** Malon has never played a prominent role in the series, and discounting the remake of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' she hasn't made an appearance in years. She's still one of the most famous females of the series aside from Zelda, and a popular target for shipping.
** There's Linebeck from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'', thanks to a combination of his {{Lovable Coward}}ness and his character development throughout the game.
** And there's Dark Link, who only showed up in a couple of games as a minor character and is only known for being Link's doppelganger, but is fairly popular among the fans.
** [[BestBossEver Koloktos]].
** And [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Groose]].
** Ghirahim, lots of people wanted him to appear as a playable character in the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' game.
** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Veran and Onox]] are also pretty popular characters too despite being HijackedByGanon. Many fans yearn for their return.
** The Happy Mask Salesman is this due to his general creepiness and the fact that he seems to be more than he appears.
** Fierce Deity Link, mostly for being so awesome and mysterious.
** Majora is considered a favorite for many similar reasons, especially due to all the speculation about its origins and relation to the Fierce Deity Mask.
** The Skull Kid, who wore the titular ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', is widely loved and a frequent candidate to be made playable in the ''Smash Bros'' games. Helps he's something of a ShadowArchetype to Link.
** Midna! She is considered by many to be the best partner in any Zelda game.
** Ezlo is similarly liked by fans due to having some of the funniest lines in the series.
** One of the most beloved Zelda villains is Vaati, especially after we meet his human form.
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