History EnsembleDarkhorse / VideoGames

29th Nov '16 11:08:40 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Azure Kite of ''G.U.'' is also extremely popular, what with the [[IncendiaryExponent fire]] and the ImpossiblyCoolWeapon and the BadAss and...

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** Azure Kite of ''G.U.'' is also extremely popular, what with the [[IncendiaryExponent fire]] and the ImpossiblyCoolWeapon and the BadAss badass and...



** Upon revelation of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM,'' fans quickly fell in with love Anthony Higgs, who earned the nickname MBD (Mysterious Black Dude). When the game became a notoriously divisive, even those who didn't like the game overall tended to regard Anthony as the best part of it. He's portrayed as Samus' best friend... and unlike the highly contested portrayal of Adam, Anthony actually ''acts like her best friend,'' being a kind, supportive person, with a good sense of humor and respect for Samus as a person. It doesn't hurt that he's also a BadAss who wields a {{BFG}}.

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** Upon revelation of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM,'' fans quickly fell in with love Anthony Higgs, who earned the nickname MBD (Mysterious Black Dude). When the game became a notoriously divisive, even those who didn't like the game overall tended to regard Anthony as the best part of it. He's portrayed as Samus' best friend... and unlike the highly contested portrayal of Adam, Anthony actually ''acts like her best friend,'' being a kind, supportive person, with a good sense of humor and respect for Samus as a person. It doesn't hurt that he's also a BadAss badass who wields a {{BFG}}.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', the EnsembleDarkhorse is probably Oki, who is very much of a BadAss, take into account he has one of the best fights in the ''game'', is probably one of the characters with the most personality, and he can ''turn into a wolf'', yeah, he's ''that'' awesome. Waka probably counts too.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', the EnsembleDarkhorse is probably Oki, who is very much of a BadAss, badass, take into account he has one of the best fights in the ''game'', is probably one of the characters with the most personality, and he can ''turn into a wolf'', yeah, he's ''that'' awesome. Waka probably counts too.



** Crunch Bandicoot, a super buff bandicoot originally introduced as a BadAss rival to the main character in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''. WordOfGod claims Crunch's cameo in ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' was solely to appease his huge fanbase.

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** Crunch Bandicoot, a super buff bandicoot originally introduced as a BadAss badass rival to the main character in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicootTheWrathOfCortex''. WordOfGod claims Crunch's cameo in ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'' was solely to appease his huge fanbase.
29th Nov '16 11:05:15 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Adell is very popular amongst the female players, because of his [[{{Bishonen}} sexy appearance]], and because he's a total badass.
** Valvatorez from ''Disgaea 4'', especially since he's a vampire.



** As far as Belmonts go, the most popular one is the one that DIDN'T get his own game. Julius Belmont is a canonical Badass, a trait especially elevated in ''Dawn Of Sorrow'' where, when asked how he took down the more powerful regenerating monsters despite being unable to draw magic seals to stop the regeneration, he responds by stating he just kills them too fast for them to regenerate. His popularity probably has to do with being canonically the strongest Belmont and indeed possibly the strongest character in the series, having permanently killed Dracula, teaming up with Alucard, having the more well received playable post game quests, being totally manly with a BadassLongcoat and, in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'', being a combination of ThatOneBoss and BestBossEver, along with his theme music. Added to this is the fact that at the time of the ''Sorrow'' games, he was in his mid-'''fifties'''. Even with the reboot, many fans are still clamoring for a game based on the war of 1999, where he permanently killed Dracula but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it was never elaborated how.]]

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** As far as Belmonts go, the most popular one is the one that DIDN'T get his own game. Julius Belmont is a canonical Badass, adass, a trait especially elevated in ''Dawn Of Sorrow'' where, when asked how he took down the more powerful regenerating monsters despite being unable to draw magic seals to stop the regeneration, he responds by stating he just kills them too fast for them to regenerate. His popularity probably has to do with being canonically the strongest Belmont and indeed possibly the strongest character in the series, having permanently killed Dracula, teaming up with Alucard, having the more well received playable post game quests, being totally manly with a BadassLongcoat and, in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaAriaOfSorrow Aria of Sorrow]]'', being a combination of ThatOneBoss and BestBossEver, along with his theme music. Added to this is the fact that at the time of the ''Sorrow'' games, he was in his mid-'''fifties'''. Even with the reboot, many fans are still clamoring for a game based on the war of 1999, where he permanently killed Dracula but [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot it was never elaborated how.]]
29th Nov '16 10:59:23 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Tachibana Ukyo from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', a {{badass}} swordsman afflicted with [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]], was intended for death early on in the series. However, due to popularity among fans, he was ''not'' killed off and has appeared throughout the series. Or rather, the latter ''Samurai Shodown'' game stories is always set in a timeline where they can always include Ukyo (that one game that didn't have him turned out to be a flop). Also further addressing to the trope, come the second game, Ukyo takes a huge step down from story relevance thanks to being ousted as the true rival of Haohmaru by Genjuro, and each game diminishes his importance. He's still a fan favorite either way.

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* Tachibana Ukyo from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', a {{badass}} badass swordsman afflicted with [[IncurableCoughOfDeath tuberculosis]], was intended for death early on in the series. However, due to popularity among fans, he was ''not'' killed off and has appeared throughout the series. Or rather, the latter ''Samurai Shodown'' game stories is always set in a timeline where they can always include Ukyo (that one game that didn't have him turned out to be a flop). Also further addressing to the trope, come the second game, Ukyo takes a huge step down from story relevance thanks to being ousted as the true rival of Haohmaru by Genjuro, and each game diminishes his importance. He's still a fan favorite either way.



** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon The Sword That Smites/Cleaves Evil]]". Originally TheDragon in ''[[GaidenGame Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'', his LargeHam tendencies and rampant {{Badass}}ery ascended him to be a selectable protagonist in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'', with significant plot events in the ''Alpha 3'' finale, all of which carries over into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', as well as [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier several other incarnations]]. Then he appears in ''ProjectXZone'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', representing [=SRW=] singlehandedly by smiting evil ''on foot'' with a ''human-sized'' [[{{BFS}} Type-3 Colossal Blade]].

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** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon The Sword That Smites/Cleaves Evil]]". Originally TheDragon in ''[[GaidenGame Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'', his LargeHam tendencies and rampant {{Badass}}ery badassery ascended him to be a selectable protagonist in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'', with significant plot events in the ''Alpha 3'' finale, all of which carries over into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', as well as [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier several other incarnations]]. Then he appears in ''ProjectXZone'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', representing [=SRW=] singlehandedly by smiting evil ''on foot'' with a ''human-sized'' [[{{BFS}} Type-3 Colossal Blade]].



** At least Flik and Viktor are still important for the games they appear in. On the other hand, Flik's lover, [[ICallItVera the one he named his sword after]], Odessa Silverberg, only lasts not more than a quarter of the first game before she died. Even then, she was considered pretty cool and well-liked for her short time, even to the point that there was a short story involving her before the events of the first game and she was an all around {{Badass}}. Of course fans know that she's TooCoolToLive and her death still contributed to Flik's ascension to a darkhorse.
** BlackKnight Pesmerga also. He is easily accused as a PaletteSwap of Yuber, always joins late and never contributes to the main plot other than 'looking {{Badass}}', and his customization option is limited, and he's only in two games. He's still well loved anyway thanks to his links with Yuber which unfortunately never got resolved.

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** At least Flik and Viktor are still important for the games they appear in. On the other hand, Flik's lover, [[ICallItVera the one he named his sword after]], Odessa Silverberg, only lasts not more than a quarter of the first game before she died. Even then, she was considered pretty cool and well-liked for her short time, even to the point that there was a short story involving her before the events of the first game and she was an all around {{Badass}}.badass. Of course fans know that she's TooCoolToLive and her death still contributed to Flik's ascension to a darkhorse.
** BlackKnight Pesmerga also. He is easily accused as a PaletteSwap of Yuber, always joins late and never contributes to the main plot other than 'looking {{Badass}}', badass', and his customization option is limited, and he's only in two games. He's still well loved anyway thanks to his links with Yuber which unfortunately never got resolved.



** Alucard, who wasn't that much noticed in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse his debut]], but when he appeared in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' as a heroic, conflicted {{Badass}} white-haired {{Bishonen}}, his popularity skyrocketed so much that he is the only being to ever rival (or surpass) [[BadassFamily the Belmont clan]] in terms of popularity.

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** Alucard, who wasn't that much noticed in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse his debut]], but when he appeared in ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]'' as a heroic, conflicted {{Badass}} badass white-haired {{Bishonen}}, his popularity skyrocketed so much that he is the only being to ever rival (or surpass) [[BadassFamily the Belmont clan]] in terms of popularity.



** From the sequel to Tears, ''VideoGame/ShiningWind'', we have Creator/TetsuInada's own beast king Rouen. He's a {{Badass}} who is also a pirate and a king of a Chinese based kingdom.

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** From the sequel to Tears, ''VideoGame/ShiningWind'', we have Creator/TetsuInada's own beast king Rouen. He's a {{Badass}} badass who is also a pirate and a king of a Chinese based kingdom.



** Colonel Radec in ''Killzone 2'' is achieving similar status due to his {{badass}}ery and awesome-looking uniform, despite the fact that a) [[DracoInLeatherPants he's a villain]] and b) is a soulless monster who will ''[[BadBoss execute his own men if they don't wear their uniform right]]'' and would probably drop punt a baby into a minefield if it led to achieving his mission.

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** Colonel Radec in ''Killzone 2'' is achieving similar status due to his {{badass}}ery badassery and awesome-looking uniform, despite the fact that a) [[DracoInLeatherPants he's a villain]] and b) is a soulless monster who will ''[[BadBoss execute his own men if they don't wear their uniform right]]'' and would probably drop punt a baby into a minefield if it led to achieving his mission.



** Also from ''Fatal Fury'', there is of course [[{{Badass}} Geese Howard]]. And [[JusticeWillPrevail Kim Kaphwan]].
** And that's ''still'' not all of them. There's Rugal Bernstein (''[[TropeCodifier the]]'' SNKBoss), Shingo Yabuki (the LethalJokeCharacter AscendedFanboy of [[TheProtagonist series' lead Kyo Kusanagi]]), Kula Diamond (a GenkiGirl with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] used to [[RedOniBlueOni compliment]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff American darkhorse]] [[AntiHeroSubstitute K']]), Blue Mary (Terry Bogard's ActionGirlfriend [[ShipTease of sorts]] who debutted in ''Fatal Fury 3''), Eiji Kisaragi (the {{ninja}} [[TheRival rival]] of the Kyokugen dojo from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 2''), Duck King (the CrazyAwesome DanceBattler from ''Fatal Fury''), Heidern (ColonelBadass par excellence and the adopted father of Leona), Ron (one of [[SNKBoss Original Zero's]] [[AssistCharacter strikers]] in ''2001'', known for his {{badass}}ery, EvilLaugh, and the ability to ''[[MegatonPunch break your guard with a single punch]]''), Yashiro Nanakase and Chris (Shermie's teammates, darkhorses in their own right), May Lee (the CuteBruiser disciple of the aforementioned Kim, [[ReplacementScrappy who oddly enough once got a lot of heat for replacing Jhun Hoon and King]] in ''2001'' and ''2002''), Kasumi Todoh (the only new character from ''Art of Fighting 3'' to crossover to ''KOF''), Vanessa (ActionMom boxer who cribbed off of the moves of Rick Strowd, ''the'' EnsembleDarkhorse of ''Real Bout Fatal Fury 2''), Billy Kane (TheDragon to Geese), Oswald (the enigmatic cohort of [[CreatorsPet Ash Crimson]] [[DeathDealer who used cards to kill you]]), and at least half the cast of ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' (most notably, Rock Howard, [[PirateGirl Bonne Jenet]], [[LargeHam Tizoc]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Gato]], and [[MartialPacifist Hotaru Futaba]]; the former showed up in the ''[[AlternateContinuity Maximum Impact]]'' series and cameos as a kid in the main series; Tizoc and Gato joined in ''2003'' and the other two followed suit in ''XI''). Given their MemeticBadass status in the {{fandom}}, [[BadassNormal Shen Woo]], [[BoisterousBruiser Ralf Jones]], [[{{Mascot}} Terry]], [[PsychoForHire Ryuji Yamazaki]], and [[GoodOldFisticuffs Gai Tendo]] (from ''Buriki One'') themselves have also earned this status. Even the American Sports Team, whose RunningGag involves being invited to a tournament and then [[CurbStompBattle being destroyed in a fight and having their invites stolen]], have a surprisingly large fanbase. If any of the above characters are included in a new game, the fans will go nuts. In fact, there was a great deal of InternetBackdraft when Mai was excluded from the arcade version of ''XI'' and ''XII'' altogether, leading to '''[[MemeticMutation "NO MAI = NO BUY!"]]'''.

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** Also from ''Fatal Fury'', there is of course [[{{Badass}} Geese Howard]].Howard. And [[JusticeWillPrevail Kim Kaphwan]].
** And that's ''still'' not all of them. There's Rugal Bernstein (''[[TropeCodifier the]]'' SNKBoss), Shingo Yabuki (the LethalJokeCharacter AscendedFanboy of [[TheProtagonist series' lead Kyo Kusanagi]]), Kula Diamond (a GenkiGirl with [[AnIcePerson ice powers]] used to [[RedOniBlueOni compliment]] [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff American darkhorse]] [[AntiHeroSubstitute K']]), Blue Mary (Terry Bogard's ActionGirlfriend [[ShipTease of sorts]] who debutted in ''Fatal Fury 3''), Eiji Kisaragi (the {{ninja}} [[TheRival rival]] of the Kyokugen dojo from ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting 2''), Duck King (the CrazyAwesome DanceBattler from ''Fatal Fury''), Heidern (ColonelBadass par excellence and the adopted father of Leona), Ron (one of [[SNKBoss Original Zero's]] [[AssistCharacter strikers]] in ''2001'', known for his {{badass}}ery, badassery, EvilLaugh, and the ability to ''[[MegatonPunch break your guard with a single punch]]''), Yashiro Nanakase and Chris (Shermie's teammates, darkhorses in their own right), May Lee (the CuteBruiser disciple of the aforementioned Kim, [[ReplacementScrappy who oddly enough once got a lot of heat for replacing Jhun Hoon and King]] in ''2001'' and ''2002''), Kasumi Todoh (the only new character from ''Art of Fighting 3'' to crossover to ''KOF''), Vanessa (ActionMom boxer who cribbed off of the moves of Rick Strowd, ''the'' EnsembleDarkhorse of ''Real Bout Fatal Fury 2''), Billy Kane (TheDragon to Geese), Oswald (the enigmatic cohort of [[CreatorsPet Ash Crimson]] [[DeathDealer who used cards to kill you]]), and at least half the cast of ''[[VideoGame/FatalFury Garou: Mark of the Wolves]]'' (most notably, Rock Howard, [[PirateGirl Bonne Jenet]], [[LargeHam Tizoc]], [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Gato]], and [[MartialPacifist Hotaru Futaba]]; the former showed up in the ''[[AlternateContinuity Maximum Impact]]'' series and cameos as a kid in the main series; Tizoc and Gato joined in ''2003'' and the other two followed suit in ''XI''). Given their MemeticBadass status in the {{fandom}}, [[BadassNormal Shen Woo]], [[BoisterousBruiser Ralf Jones]], [[{{Mascot}} Terry]], [[PsychoForHire Ryuji Yamazaki]], and [[GoodOldFisticuffs Gai Tendo]] (from ''Buriki One'') themselves have also earned this status. Even the American Sports Team, whose RunningGag involves being invited to a tournament and then [[CurbStompBattle being destroyed in a fight and having their invites stolen]], have a surprisingly large fanbase. If any of the above characters are included in a new game, the fans will go nuts. In fact, there was a great deal of InternetBackdraft when Mai was excluded from the arcade version of ''XI'' and ''XII'' altogether, leading to '''[[MemeticMutation "NO MAI = NO BUY!"]]'''.



*** 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.

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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}} 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.



** Likewise, Kestrel (one of the two playable characters in the co-op campaign). He's a {{badass}} Voron operative who's calm under pressure and talks very little. He was enough of a fan favorite that [[spoiler:his death was retconned in ''Blacklist'' to have him be placed in a medical coma instead, and the final co-op mission has Sam and Briggs rescuing him from the gulag he's been placed in. It even gives a SequelHook for his character after he's brought back to the Paladin]].

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** Likewise, Kestrel (one of the two playable characters in the co-op campaign). He's a {{badass}} badass Voron operative who's calm under pressure and talks very little. He was enough of a fan favorite that [[spoiler:his death was retconned in ''Blacklist'' to have him be placed in a medical coma instead, and the final co-op mission has Sam and Briggs rescuing him from the gulag he's been placed in. It even gives a SequelHook for his character after he's brought back to the Paladin]].



** [[{{Badass}} Magnus]] is also quite popular, with many requesting him to be in Smash Bros 4. They got their wish when Magnus became an assist trophy.
* 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!
** They're members of the main cast, but even among them, the skeleton brothers are big fan favorites, too; Papyrus for his being a consistently [[NiceGuy super-pleasant]] and [[CloudCuckooLander entertaining]] AwesomeEgo case, and Sans for his non-mean-spirited {{Troll}} antics and chill personality [[AlmightyJanitor transparently belying his solid competence]].

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** [[{{Badass}} Magnus]] Magnus is also quite popular, with many requesting him to be in Smash Bros 4. They got their wish when Magnus became an assist trophy.
* Muffet from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}''.''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!
** They're members of the main cast, but even among them, the skeleton brothers are big fan favorites, too; Papyrus for his being a consistently [[NiceGuy super-pleasant]] and [[CloudCuckooLander entertaining]] AwesomeEgo case, and Sans for his non-mean-spirited {{Troll}} antics and chill personality [[AlmightyJanitor transparently belying his solid competence]].
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25th Nov '16 8:46:37 AM Argon2
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* The ''Reader Rabbit'' character Vermina is well-liked by most fans, despite being a minor character and villain. Naturally, she is the youngest and most [[HighHeelFaceTurn feminine]] of the latter group, although her adorable IAmSong about loving sailing more than fame or luxury probably also helped.
5th Nov '16 9:31:14 PM nombretomado
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** Hai Yo from the second game, your resident chef... who also has his own optional sub-quest (with nothing to do with the main plot) encapsulated with an addicting cook-off mini-game, then he's revealed to ''also'' be an IronChef, as gameplay-wise, he's highly customizable and can even surpass the aforementioned Pesmerga, [[MagikarpPower just as long as you take your time to train him]]. With that his popularity soared so much that two characters from that sidequest of his, Retso and Shun Min, end up being featured as Stars of Destinies in the fifth game.

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** Hai Yo from the second game, your resident chef... who also has his own optional sub-quest (with nothing to do with the main plot) encapsulated with an addicting cook-off mini-game, then he's revealed to ''also'' be an IronChef, Series/IronChef, as gameplay-wise, he's highly customizable and can even surpass the aforementioned Pesmerga, [[MagikarpPower just as long as you take your time to train him]]. With that his popularity soared so much that two characters from that sidequest of his, Retso and Shun Min, end up being featured as Stars of Destinies in the fifth game.
24th Oct '16 5:12:06 PM nombretomado
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** Draven has become this VERY QUICKLY, because that's so Draven. He then went on to obliterate all comers in the GameFAQs 2013 Character Battle, making a strong statement early on by defeating Link, the highest ranked member of the Character Battle's "Noble Nine" (nine characters who used to only ever lose to eachother in 1-on-1 matches).

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** Draven has become this VERY QUICKLY, because that's so Draven. He then went on to obliterate all comers in the GameFAQs Website/GameFAQs 2013 Character Battle, making a strong statement early on by defeating Link, the highest ranked member of the Character Battle's "Noble Nine" (nine characters who used to only ever lose to eachother in 1-on-1 matches).
9th Oct '16 8:08:41 PM ThemJohns
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*** And then he dies again. Both in ''Street Fighter Alpha 2'', which, to be fair, was actually [[CanonDiscontinuity superseding the first game's canon]], but then, more absurdly, resurrected and killed once more in ''Alpha 3''. He might have even been brought back as "Shadow" after that, but Capcom's never really come to a conclusion on that point.
** ''Alpha 3'' had two in Karin (the aforementioned rival to Sakura) and busty masked wrestler Rainbow Mika. [[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/mar/29/results-capcoms-street-fighter-favorite-characters-popularity-poll/ In an official 2013 character poll by Capcom]], Karin was the surprising fan favorite among Japanese ''SF'' fans, outranking ''Ryu'', of all characters.

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*** And then he dies again. Both in ''Street Fighter Alpha 2'', which, to be fair, was actually [[CanonDiscontinuity superseding the first game's canon]], but then, more absurdly, resurrected and killed once more in ''Alpha 3''. And then resurrected again for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''. He might have even been brought back as "Shadow" after that, between those periods, but Capcom's never really come to a conclusion on that point.
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** ''Alpha 3'' had two in Karin (the aforementioned rival to Sakura) and busty masked wrestler Rainbow Mika. [[http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/mar/29/results-capcoms-street-fighter-favorite-characters-popularity-poll/ In an official 2013 character poll by Capcom]], Karin was the surprising fan favorite among Japanese ''SF'' fans, outranking ''Ryu'', of all characters. This might explain why both of them return for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''.
2nd Oct '16 7:32:13 PM nombretomado
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** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon The Sword That Smites/Cleaves Evil]]". Originally TheDragon in ''[[GaidenGame Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'', his LargeHam tendencies and rampant {{Badass}}ery ascended him to be a selectable protagonist in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'', with significant plot events in the ''Alpha 3'' finale, all of which carries over into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', as well as [[EndlessFrontier several other incarnations]]. Then he appears in ''ProjectXZone'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', representing [=SRW=] singlehandedly by smiting evil ''on foot'' with a ''human-sized'' [[{{BFS}} Type-3 Colossal Blade]].

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** [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger Zonvolt]], "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon The Sword That Smites/Cleaves Evil]]". Originally TheDragon in ''[[GaidenGame Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]'', his LargeHam tendencies and rampant {{Badass}}ery ascended him to be a selectable protagonist in ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'', with significant plot events in the ''Alpha 3'' finale, all of which carries over into ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', as well as [[EndlessFrontier [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier several other incarnations]]. Then he appears in ''ProjectXZone'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', representing [=SRW=] singlehandedly by smiting evil ''on foot'' with a ''human-sized'' [[{{BFS}} Type-3 Colossal Blade]].
12th Sep '16 4:00:50 AM N8han11
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* Sweet Tooth from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' and, to a lesser extent, Grimm and Dollface. Sweet Tooth was just another character in the original game among an already colorful cast. Now he is the ''face'' of ''Twisted Metal''. Grimm has been a recurring character in the series, and Dollface has quite a following. All three are the main characters in the 2012 Reboot, and Dollface was an unlockable mascot in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''[[note]]Grimm was added later as DLC[[/note]].

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* Sweet Tooth from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'' and, to a lesser extent, Grimm and Dollface. Sweet Tooth was just another character in the original game among an already colorful cast. Now he is the ''face'' of ''Twisted Metal''. Grimm has been a recurring character in the series, and Dollface has quite a following. All three are the main characters in the 2012 Reboot, and Dollface Sweet Tooth was an unlockable mascot a playable character in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''[[note]]Grimm was added later as DLC[[/note]].''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.
12th Sep '16 3:57:44 AM N8han11
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* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' has The Murray and Bentley, Sly's sidekicks in [[VideoGane/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]], who get a major promotion into playable characters in [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second]] and [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves third game]].
** Being the protagonist's sidekicks, however, it's understandable that they would have a pretty good fanbase. Dimitri, on the other hand...
*** What about him? [[MemeticMutation His suit is greasy sweet!]] His ridiculous mannerisms and oddball use for the Clockwerk tailfeathers (plates in a counterfeit money machine?) made him so popular that he managed to worm his way into [[spoiler:the Cooper Gang in]] the third game.
*** He also appeared in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bb_JRkAOk official E3 trailer]] for the fourth game, no doubt leading to massive amounts of {{Squee}}ing in the fandom.

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* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' has The Murray and Bentley, Sly's sidekicks in [[VideoGane/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]], who get a major promotion into playable characters in [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second]] and [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves third game]].
** Being the protagonist's sidekicks, however, it's understandable that they would have a pretty good fanbase. Dimitri, on the other hand...
*** What about him?
Dimitri. [[MemeticMutation His suit is greasy sweet!]] His ridiculous mannerisms and oddball use for the Clockwerk tailfeathers (plates in a counterfeit money machine?) made him so popular that he managed to worm his way into [[spoiler:the Cooper Gang in]] the third game.
*** He also appeared in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1bb_JRkAOk official E3 trailer]] for the fourth game, no doubt leading to massive amounts of {{Squee}}ing in the fandom.
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