History EnsembleDarkhorse / VideoGames

19th Sep '17 9:12:25 AM Triscon42
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*** Speaking of the female protagonist, [[FanNickname Minako]] is more popular than her male counterpart, despite never appearing in anything related to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' except the Live-action theater and a Drama CD. This is presumably mostly because of her having Social Links with every SEES member (yes, even [[CoolPet Koromaru]]) thus giving the characters more 'development' and because of having the choice of [[PlatonicLifePartners remaining as friends]], as well as her all-around [[GenkiGirl cheerful, energetic disposition]].

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*** Speaking of the female protagonist, [[FanNickname Minako]] is more popular than her male counterpart, despite never appearing in anything related to ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' except the Live-action theater and a Drama CD. This is presumably mostly because of her having Social Links with every SEES member (yes, even [[CoolPet Koromaru]]) thus giving the characters more 'development' and because of having the choice of [[PlatonicLifePartners remaining as friends]], as well as her all-around [[GenkiGirl [[PluckyGirl cheerful, energetic disposition]].
4th Sep '17 9:29:25 PM Peteman
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** The most popular character by far has to be Oersted [[spoiler: aka Demon King Odio]]. After going through pre-history, feudal Asia, the Old West, the present, and even the future, a lot of players found his simple Medieval fantasy chapter strangely refreshing. [[spoiler: But his biggest claims to fame are his tragic fate, his chapter's ''brutal'' Deconstruction of the fantasy RPG plot, and his transformation from a brave, heroic knight to a vengeful, misanthropic madman. You face seven unique incarnations of himself across time and space, and during the final chapter, you have the option of '''playing as them'''. And his form during your final battle with him is considered one of the most disturbing and terrifying monsters in video games.]] He also holds the honor of being one of the few non-Final Fantasy characters to appear in the series' mobile spin-offs.

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** The most popular character by far has to be Oersted [[spoiler: aka Demon King Odio]]. After going through pre-history, feudal Asia, the Old West, the present, and even the future, a lot of players found his simple Medieval fantasy chapter strangely refreshing. [[spoiler: But his biggest claims to fame are his tragic fate, his chapter's ''brutal'' Deconstruction of the fantasy RPG plot, and his transformation from a brave, heroic knight to a vengeful, misanthropic madman. You face seven unique incarnations of himself across time and space, and during the final chapter, you have the option of '''playing as them'''. And his form during your final battle with him is considered one of the most disturbing and terrifying monsters in video games.]] He also holds the honor of being one of the few non-Final Fantasy characters to appear in the series' mobile spin-offs.
31st Aug '17 10:43:45 AM BeerBaron
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** [[SpearCarrier Jiub]] the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dunmer]] prisoner and [[LovableSexManiac Crassius]] [[NarmCharm Curio]] the Hlaalu Councilor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are unusually popular in the fandom. Also, the latter's self-made play, entitled: ''[[StylisticSuck The Lusty Argonian Maid]]'' counts. Despite not being an ''actual'' character, the Lusty Maid has spawned much... [[{{Rule34}} Fanart]].
** Presumably Jiub has fans due to being a nice person, and Crassius owes at least part of his fame to being one of the few Morrowind [=NPCs=] with a personality.
** Divayth Fyr, the [[WizardsLiveLonger 4000 year-old]] Dunmer sorcerer and owner of the Corprusarium who lives with his [[ExoticExtendedMarriage four]] OppositeSexClone [[ParentalIncest daughters/wives]], is well-remembered for being surprisingly friendly and cooperative. [[GrumpyOldMan Neloth]] is also receiving a surge in popularity, if only for his reappearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim's]]'' ''Dragonborn'' [=DLC=].
** Vivec is also quite popular, considering he was only in a relatively small part of the game.
*** Probably has a lot to do with the ''36 Lessons of Vivec'', which detail some of his more wild and bizarre escapades. And all the innuendo surrounding [[ICallHimMisterHappy MUATRA]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the player's superior in the Dark Brotherhood, Lucien Lachance, is ''extremely'' popular, both with [[MrFanservice fangirls]] and otherwise. Somehow, the fact that he is a CardCarryingVillain [[DracoInLeatherPants doesn't hurt his popularity in the slightest]]. That said, if they've been working for Lachance long enough, the ''player'' also qualifies as a CardCarryingVillain.
*** And if he weren't already enough of a Darkhorse, [[spoiler: you can gain the power to summon his ghost in Skyrim.]]
** Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness is incredibly popular, due to the fact that being CrazyAwesome is his entire job.
*** On a similar note (speaking of CrazyAwesome), there's a portion of the fanbase that really likes Pelinal Whitestrake for the same reason.
** Lydia from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' quickly gained this status in the first few days of launch. One of the many companion characters who can be gained early in the campaign, she stands out for many reasons, among them the fact that she's [[{{BFS}} well-armed]], attractive, and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]]--as well as given to you as a housecarl as part of the main quest.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
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[[SpearCarrier Jiub]] the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dunmer]] prisoner and [[LovableSexManiac Crassius]] [[NarmCharm Curio]] the Hlaalu Councilor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are unusually extremely popular in the fandom. Also, the latter's self-made play, entitled: ''[[StylisticSuck The Lusty Argonian Maid]]'' counts. Despite not being an ''actual'' character, the Lusty Maid has spawned much... [[{{Rule34}} Fanart]].
** Presumably Jiub has fans due to being a nice person, and Crassius owes at least part of his fame to being one of the few Morrowind [=NPCs=] with a personality.
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*** Divayth Fyr, the [[WizardsLiveLonger 4000 year-old]] Dunmer sorcerer and owner of the Corprusarium who lives with his [[ExoticExtendedMarriage four]] OppositeSexClone [[ParentalIncest daughters/wives]], is well-remembered for being surprisingly friendly and cooperative. [[GrumpyOldMan Neloth]] is also receiving a surge in popularity, if only for his reappearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim's]]'' ''Dragonborn'' [=DLC=].
** Vivec *** Vivec, the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal deity]], is also quite popular, considering he was only in a relatively small part of the game.
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extremely popular. Probably has a lot to do with the ''36 Lessons of Vivec'', which detail some of his more wild and bizarre escapades. And escapades, as well as all the innuendo surrounding [[ICallHimMisterHappy MUATRA]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the Oblivion]]'':
*** The
player's superior in the Dark Brotherhood, Lucien Lachance, is ''extremely'' popular, both with [[MrFanservice fangirls]] and otherwise. Somehow, the fact that he is a CardCarryingVillain [[DracoInLeatherPants doesn't hurt his popularity in the slightest]]. That said, if they've been working for Lachance long enough, the ''player'' also qualifies as a CardCarryingVillain.
*** And if he weren't already enough of a Darkhorse, [[spoiler: you can gain the power to summon his ghost in Skyrim.]]
**
Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness is incredibly popular, due to the fact that being CrazyAwesome is his entire job.
*** On a similar note (speaking of CrazyAwesome), there's a portion of the fanbase that really likes [[LongDeadBadass Pelinal Whitestrake Whitestrake]] for the same reason.
** Lydia from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' Skyrim]]'':
*** Lydia
quickly gained this status in the first few days of launch. One of the many companion characters who can be gained early in the campaign, she stands out for many reasons, among them the fact that she's [[{{BFS}} well-armed]], attractive, and [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic]]--as well as given to you as a housecarl as part of the main quest.quest.
*** One of ''Oblivion'''s darkhorses, Lucien Lechance, returns [[spoiler:as a spectral assassin the player can learn to summon]].
13th Aug '17 2:45:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Nino from ''Fire Emblem'' also qualifies, taking first place in a Nintendo of Japan popularity poll (''ahead'' of the main characters); many people assume this is for [[strike:unwholesome]] [[{{Lolicon}} reasons]], the same poll also show Matthew might be an example, placing ahead of Lyn.

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** Nino from ''Fire Emblem'' also qualifies, taking first place in a Nintendo of Japan popularity poll (''ahead'' of the main characters); many people assume this is for [[strike:unwholesome]] [[{{Lolicon}} [[NoYay reasons]], the same poll also show Matthew might be an example, placing ahead of Lyn.
10th Aug '17 11:42:19 AM Samothrace42
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** Serana from the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, due to the depth and dimensions given to her character, as well as the subtle ShipTease between her and the Dragonborn. Indeed, the Dragonborn takes the role of SupportingProtagonist in ''Dawnguard'', which is ultimately her tale.
** Jarl Balgruuf is very probably the most popular of the Jarls due to the fact that [[spoiler:when you have to capture a live dragon, he decides to grab an axe and get stuck in personally]].

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** *** Serana from the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, due to the depth and dimensions given to her character, as well as the subtle ShipTease between her and the Dragonborn. Indeed, the Dragonborn takes the role of SupportingProtagonist in ''Dawnguard'', which is ultimately her tale.
** *** Jarl Balgruuf is very probably the most popular of the Jarls due to the fact that [[spoiler:when you have to capture a live dragon, he decides to grab an axe and get stuck in personally]].



*** [[TheGovernment The Enclave]], who are the antagonists of both the second game and the third, have a ''huge'' fanbase.
*** Sergeant Dornan is especially notable, since despite being merely an extra, he was given a talking head and a truly legendary voiceover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkKkHmFOfKE

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*** [[TheGovernment The Enclave]], who are the antagonists of both the second game and the third, have a ''huge'' fanbase.
[[RootingForTheEmpire fanbase]].
*** Sergeant Dornan is especially notable, since despite being merely an extra, he was given a talking head and a truly ''truly'' [[OneSceneWonder legendary voiceover: voiceover]]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkKkHmFOfKE



*** Ironically, Charon, a ''ghoul'', is one of the most fangirled characters.
*** '''LIBERTY PRIME''' (caps and bold a must) - a HumongousMecha who makes his way through Enclave troops with no effort, throwing mini-nukes at them while spouting loads of anti-communism messages.

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*** Ironically, Charon, a ''ghoul'', ''Ghoul'', is one of the most fangirled characters.
characters. Probably has something to do with his [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] meaning that it's [[PowerPerversionPotential impossible for him to disobey any orders given to him]] by those "owning" him.
*** '''LIBERTY PRIME''' (caps and bold a must) - a HumongousMecha who [[CurbStompBattle makes his way through Enclave troops with no effort, effort]], throwing mini-nukes at them [[LargeHam while spouting loads of anti-communism messages.messages]]. Fans love him for being the ''epitome'' of the [[LethalJokeCharacter Lethal Joke Character]].



*** Boone is somewhere between this and MemeticBadass.
*** On a more general note, the First Recon Snipers are pretty popular.

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*** Boone [[ColdSniper Boone]] is somewhere between this and MemeticBadass.
*** On a more general note, the [[MauveShirt First Recon Snipers Snipers]] are pretty popular.



*** Veronica has also become quite popular.

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*** Veronica has also become quite popular. This is in no small part due to her being voiced by [[Creator/FeliciaDay Felicia Day]] and the [[JerkassWoobie Moajve BoS]]' [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Man]].



*** Sunny Smiles (and her dog, [[CanineCompanion Cheyenne]], by extension), found in [[FirstTown Goodsprings]], is beloved by large portions of the fanbase. This is in no small part because she's [[NiceGirl remarkably friendly]], [[JustifiedTutorial helps teach the Courier how to survive in the]] [[DeathWorld Mojave Wasteland]], [[MsFanservice rather easy on the eyes]], and always encountered early-on in the game due to her being literally in the town the Courier wakes up from after getting shot in the head (creating a sense of familiarity with her). Many fans were disappointed that she wasn't a companion or even a romance option.
*** [[JokeCharacter Mr. Fantastic]], the [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Know-Nothing Know-It-All]] "scientist" working for the NCR at [[ThePowerOfTheSun HELIOS One]], is largely enjoyed by the fans because of his utterly laughable incompetence.



*** The [[ShowWithinAShow Silver Shroud as a character]] is a parody of 40's and 50's comic heroes like ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' and is very well-liked for the LargeHam.
*** Except for [[TheScrappy one member who keeps handing you radiant quests]], the Minutemen are by miles the most popular of the four factions despite being the least important to the overall plot.

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*** The [[ShowWithinAShow Silver Shroud as a character]] is a hilariously awesome parody of 40's and 50's comic heroes like ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' & ''Radio/TheShadow'', and is very well-liked for the LargeHam.
*** Except for [[TheScrappy the one poor member who keeps handing you radiant quests]], the Minutemen [[WeHelpTheHelpless Commonwealth Minutemen]] are by miles the most popular of the four factions despite being the least important to the overall plot.plot. This is because many fans admire them for their [[MugglePower Muggle Power]], ability to potentially become [[TookALevelInBadass the most powerful faction in the Commonwealth]] [[MagikarpPower with some help by the player]], their [[GangOfHats unique American Revolutionary aesthetic]], and being one of the [[NiceGuy friendliest factions]] in the entire game. Many old-school ''Fallout'' fans also like them for how they're heavily based after the Desert Rangers from ''{{Wasteland}}'', which the ''Fallout'' series is a [[SpiritualSuccessor Spiritual Successor]] to.
*** Magnolia, the singer at The Third Rail in Goodneighbor. She has a [[MysteriousPast mysterious past]], [[MsFanservice is gorgeous]] ''and'' a non-companion romance option, incredibly [[NiceGirl kind and friendly]], and is even voiced by [[Series/WonderWoman Lynda Carter]]! She also sings her [[NotableOriginalMusic own unique songs]] that Lynda Carter actually wrote for the game - all of which are [[AwesomeMusic pretty damn good]] and [[EarWorm catchy]].
*** [[DeadpanSnarker KL-E-0]], the [[KillerRobot Assaultron]] vendor in Goodneighbor. Despite her not playing that big a role, many fans love her for her [[ComedicSociopathy hilariously dark sense of humor]], seductive voice, and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman surprising level of humanity]].
*** [[GreaserDelinquents The Atom Cats]], a gang of Power Armor enthusiasts, also get a lot of love from the fanbase despite only being part of one side story connected to a single settlement. Fans love them for being [[NiceGuy incredibly friendly]], [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass surprisingly badass]] (they ''are'' all wearing suits of [[PoweredArmor Power Armor]], of course), having [[AndYourRewardIsClothes unique Power Armor paint jobs]], and generally being hilarious (what with them [[JiveTurkey only talking like the Tunnel Snakes]] and conducting ''[[WarriorPoet poetry nights]]'' [[SophisticatedAsHell about Power Armors]]).
31st Jul '17 5:49:30 PM Sonofstranger
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** [[SpearCarrier Jiub]] the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dunmer]] prisoner and [[LovableSexManiac Crassius]] [[NarmCharm Curio]] the Haalu councillor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are unusually popular in the fandom. Also, the latter's self-made play, entitled: ''[[StylisticSuck The Lusty Argonian Maid]]'' counts. Despite not being an ''actual'' character, the Lusty Maid has spawned much... [[{{Rule34}} Fanart]].

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** [[SpearCarrier Jiub]] the [[OurElvesAreDifferent Dunmer]] prisoner and [[LovableSexManiac Crassius]] [[NarmCharm Curio]] the Haalu councillor Hlaalu Councilor from ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are unusually popular in the fandom. Also, the latter's self-made play, entitled: ''[[StylisticSuck The Lusty Argonian Maid]]'' counts. Despite not being an ''actual'' character, the Lusty Maid has spawned much... [[{{Rule34}} Fanart]].


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** Divayth Fyr, the [[WizardsLiveLonger 4000 year-old]] Dunmer sorcerer and owner of the Corprusarium who lives with his [[ExoticExtendedMarriage four]] OppositeSexClone [[ParentalIncest daughters/wives]], is well-remembered for being surprisingly friendly and cooperative. [[GrumpyOldMan Neloth]] is also receiving a surge in popularity, if only for his reappearance in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim's]]'' ''Dragonborn'' [=DLC=].
17th Jul '17 3:38:32 AM Dghcrh
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* ''VideoGame/InazunaEleven'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so expect to find a lot of characters that fall under this trope.

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* ''VideoGame/InazunaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so expect to find a lot of characters that fall under this trope.
17th Jul '17 3:34:11 AM Dghcrh
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* ''VideoGame/ has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so expect to find a lot of characters that fall under this trope.

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* ''VideoGame/ ''VideoGame/InazunaEleven'' has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so expect to find a lot of characters that fall under this trope.



** Nepper became a fan favourite thanks to all his badass efforts and abilities in his match with Chaos against Raimon. More exactly, he's the only character who ever broke through Aphrodi's "Heaven's Time". And he appeared in only ''2'' episodes out of ''127''.
** Speaking of Aphrodi, he's also a fan favourite. He only appeared in few episodes [[note]]in the original series at least, but he was popular LONG before he started to appear more[[/note]], but he's one of the most [[AgentPeacock badass characters, while looking fabulous at the same time]].

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** Nepper became a fan favourite thanks to all his badass efforts and abilities in his match with Chaos against Raimon. More exactly, he's the only character who ever broke through Aphrodi's "Heaven's Time". And he appeared in only ''2'' '''2''' episodes out of ''127''.
'''127'''.
** Speaking of Aphrodi, he's also a fan favourite. He only appeared in few episodes [[note]]in the original series at least, but he was popular LONG before he started to appear more[[/note]], but he's one of the most [[AgentPeacock badass characters, while looking fabulous at the same time]].time]], which is enough to make him popular. But what really made him a fan favourite was that time when he joined Raimon for a while to help them in the matches against Diamond Dust and Chaos and even helped Fubuki with his issues. He could have stayed more with them if he hadn't injured in the second match, but he was still glad to help them.
17th Jul '17 3:24:05 AM Dghcrh
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* ''VideoGame/ has LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so expect to find a lot of characters that fall under this trope.
** [[EvilDuo Burn and Gazelle]] only appear in few episodes and they're the only that don't appear in ''GO'', but they still have a massive amount of fanart and fanfiction. Their popularity comes from their HoYay moments, making them one of the most popular ships in the fandom, their love/hate relationship, their contrasting personalities and the fact that they merged their teams to make a single strong team.
** Nepper became a fan favourite thanks to all his badass efforts and abilities in his match with Chaos against Raimon. More exactly, he's the only character who ever broke through Aphrodi's "Heaven's Time". And he appeared in only ''2'' episodes out of ''127''.
** Speaking of Aphrodi, he's also a fan favourite. He only appeared in few episodes [[note]]in the original series at least, but he was popular LONG before he started to appear more[[/note]], but he's one of the most [[AgentPeacock badass characters, while looking fabulous at the same time]].
28th Jun '17 9:16:19 PM Drope
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* ''VideoGame/StarFox'':
** Fay and Miyu from ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', for being the first female characters in the series (and not making any appearances ever since).
** Leon is incredibly popular, despite never playing a role that is bigger than being Wolf's right-hand.
** The Monkey Soldiers that pilot the bosses in ''64'', due to providing memorable BossBanter. In particular, there's the conductor of Macbeth's Forever Train, as he starts talking mid-way through the level. And then you have his (secret) death scene.
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