History EnsembleDarkhorse / VideoGames

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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25th Aug '16 9:12:36 AM ThePoopivore
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** GRILLBY. He's in one scene where all he does is get you a burger or fries, one line of dialogue, and one little mention from Sans [[spoiler: at the end of Sans' boss fight,]] however, there's so much fanart, comics, and animations with him in it, many people who haven't played the game would imagine he has a much bigger role than he actually does.
19th Aug '16 3:30:16 PM CamelCase
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* Clive Handforth from ''[[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Little Big Planet 2]].'' He's a nigh-impossible-to-hate combination of adorable character design (he's made of office supplies!), varying degrees of cynicism, and tendency to utter the best lines in the game. Perhaps if he'd cheer up if he knew he had so many fans! [[TheEeyore Or not.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'':
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Clive Handforth from ''[[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Little Big Planet 2]].''[=LBP2=].'' He's a nigh-impossible-to-hate combination of adorable character design (he's made of office supplies!), varying degrees of cynicism, and tendency to utter the best lines in the game. Perhaps if he'd cheer up if he knew he had so many fans! [[TheEeyore Or not.]]]]
** General consensus among the Sackfolk of the Imagisphere is that Marlon Random is the most memorable and [[MemeticMutation memetic]] character in ''[=LBP3=]''.
11th Aug '16 8:54:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Sergeant Major Avery Johnson from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' started out as an expendable, randomly spawned Marine in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', he is promoted three pay grades at once, from Staff Sergeant to Sergeant Major, and hailed as the only survivor besides the Master Chief of the events of the first ''Halo'' (despite the presence throughout the game of Gunnery Sergeant Stacker and PFC Chips Dubbo, two other Marine survivors). In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Johnson [[HeroicSacrifice heroically sacrifices]] himself so Chief can destroy the Flood. There were many ManlyTears during that scene.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Sergeant Major Avery Johnson from ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' started out as an expendable, randomly spawned Marine in ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''. In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', he is promoted three pay grades at once, from Staff Sergeant to Sergeant Major, and hailed as the only survivor besides the Master Chief of the events of the first ''Halo'' (despite the presence throughout the game of Gunnery Sergeant Stacker and PFC Chips Dubbo, two other Marine survivors). In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', Johnson [[HeroicSacrifice heroically sacrifices]] himself so Chief can destroy the Flood. There were many ManlyTears during that scene.
9th Aug '16 11:17:35 PM Anddrix
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** The Arbiter is an interesting case; he started off as a BaseBreaker when he debuted as one of ''Halo 2''[='s=] leads, but after [[DemotedToExtra being demoted to a supporting character]] in ''Halo 3'', his [[VindicatedByHistory reputation steadily improved]] to the point where he's now one of the most popular characters in the franchise; ''Halo 2: Anniversary''[='s=] terminals revolve largely around him, and he's considered one of the best parts of ''Halo 5''[='s=] campaign.

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** The Arbiter is an interesting case; he started off as a BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter when he debuted as one of ''Halo 2''[='s=] leads, but after [[DemotedToExtra being demoted to a supporting character]] in ''Halo 3'', his [[VindicatedByHistory reputation steadily improved]] to the point where he's now one of the most popular characters in the franchise; ''Halo 2: Anniversary''[='s=] terminals revolve largely around him, and he's considered one of the best parts of ''Halo 5''[='s=] campaign.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'', Cynder is regarded as this by over half the fandom. The other half... [[BaseBreaker errrrm...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'', Cynder is regarded as this by over half the fandom. The other half... [[BaseBreaker errrrm...]]



** Makoto Nanaya used to be this back in ''Calamity Trigger''. She was an NPC who only appeared in flashback sequences, an old friend of Noel's from the academy days. Despite her very limited screen-time and nominal importance to the overarching plot, she got a surprisingly warm reception from the fandom, mostly due to similarities with the above Taokaka [[note]]they're both [[CuteMonsterGirl cute animal girls]] with [[TheDitz ditzy]], food-loving personalities who play the role of the plucky comic relief[[/note]]. However, her introduction into the main story by ''Continuum Shift Extend'' has been criticised as clumsily handled and has made her into a BaseBreaker. She has even drawn CanonSue accusations, although [[ComicBook/SquirrelGirl given who the inspiration for her character is]], [[StealthParody that may be somewhat the point]].

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** Makoto Nanaya used to be this back in ''Calamity Trigger''. She was an NPC who only appeared in flashback sequences, an old friend of Noel's from the academy days. Despite her very limited screen-time and nominal importance to the overarching plot, she got a surprisingly warm reception from the fandom, mostly due to similarities with the above Taokaka [[note]]they're both [[CuteMonsterGirl cute animal girls]] with [[TheDitz ditzy]], food-loving personalities who play the role of the plucky comic relief[[/note]]. However, her introduction into the main story by ''Continuum Shift Extend'' has been criticised as clumsily handled and has made her into a BaseBreaker.BaseBreakingCharacter. She has even drawn CanonSue accusations, although [[ComicBook/SquirrelGirl given who the inspiration for her character is]], [[StealthParody that may be somewhat the point]].



** 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 notorious BaseBreaker, 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 notorious BaseBreaker, 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}}.
29th Jul '16 8:16:44 AM TheSinful
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** Fel Rangari Anaara has proven popular enough to have [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6135781 fanfiction dedicated to her]] despite having no lines or any relevance at all beyond letting hunters tame fel wolves.
27th Jul '16 10:02:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** One of the series' most popular characters is its BigBad, [[spoiler:Alex[=/=]Arcanus]]. Mainly due to being a MagnificentBastard who puts Saturos to shame, and being DangerouslyGenreSavvy enough that he has managed to remain, after ''three whole games'', [[spoiler:TheUnfought.]]

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** One of the series' most popular characters is its BigBad, [[spoiler:Alex[=/=]Arcanus]]. Mainly due to being a MagnificentBastard who puts Saturos to shame, and being DangerouslyGenreSavvy clever enough that he has managed to remain, after ''three whole games'', [[spoiler:TheUnfought.]]
26th Jul '16 8:14:16 AM Willbyr
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Some games have spawned so many that they have their own subpages:

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Some games have spawned so many that they have !!Examples with their own subpages:pages:






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26th Jul '16 8:13:46 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:289:He should really get his own game. [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Oh wait...]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:289:He should really get his own game. [[VideoGame/MegaManZero Oh wait...]]]]
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