History EstablishingCharacterMoment / VideoGames

3rd May '16 4:48:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Willard H. Wright's first appearance in [=EP7=] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' consists of him busting into a sham trial of a falsely accused maid and using Van Dine's rules to save her.

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* Willard H. Wright's first appearance in [=EP7=] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' consists of him busting into a sham trial of a falsely accused maid and using Van Dine's rules to save her.
23rd Apr '16 6:02:12 PM pinkdalek
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*** Cloud's introduced doing a ridiculous sideways flip off the top of a train rather than just using the door, effortlessly killing two people with a [[{{BFS}} hilariously gigantic sword]], helicoptering the sword around his head with one hand, striking a pose, and then telling two perfectly friendly and likeable characters that he doesn't care about their names and as soon as he's finished this job he's out of here. The CrazyAwesome egotistical JerkFacade has to be introduced clearly, since the rest of the game is all about proving he's not really like that.

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*** Cloud's introduced doing a ridiculous sideways flip off the top of a train rather than just using the door, effortlessly killing two people with a [[{{BFS}} hilariously gigantic sword]], helicoptering the sword around his head with one hand, striking a pose, and then telling two perfectly friendly and likeable characters that he doesn't care about their names and as soon as he's finished this job he's out of here. The CrazyAwesome egotistical JerkFacade JerkassFacade has to be introduced clearly, since the rest of the game is all about proving he's not really like that.
22nd Apr '16 1:49:18 PM pinkdalek
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* Most of the characters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' get at least one moment early on which showcases their personality, but the blue ribbon almost certainly goes to Kefka, who's introduced as he slips a mind control device on Terra (''and [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope somehow gets even worse from there.]]'')
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Rufus Shinra's introduction when he arrives in a helicopter to find his father killed by Sephiroth. Aerith/Aeris says of him "I've heard that no one's ever seen him bleed or cry." His appointment speech, along with fighting SuperSoldier Cloud and surviving, and managing to escape by holding on to the helicopter with one hand while heavily wounded all perfectly establish him as the BadAss CorruptCorporateExecutive that he is.

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of the characters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' get at least one moment early on which showcases their personality, but the blue ribbon almost certainly goes to Kefka, who's introduced as he slips a mind control device on Terra (''and [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope somehow gets even worse from there.]]'')
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', **''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** Cloud's introduced doing a ridiculous sideways flip off the top of a train rather than just using the door, effortlessly killing two people with a [[{{BFS}} hilariously gigantic sword]], helicoptering the sword around his head with one hand, striking a pose, and then telling two perfectly friendly and likeable characters that he doesn't care about their names and as soon as he's finished this job he's out of here. The CrazyAwesome egotistical JerkFacade has to be introduced clearly, since the rest of the game is all about proving he's not really like that.
*** After a couple of {{Pre Meeting}}s, Aeris's formal introduction has her [[WhiteMagicianGirl looking after Cloud in a church where flowers are inexplicably growing, wearing pink and looking as White Magey as can be]]... [[GoodBadGirl and immediately cracking up when Cloud makes an unintentional implication that he's a prostitute]]. Strange men enter, coming after her for mysterious reasons, and she asks Cloud if he's willing to be her bodyguard and protect her... and in return, she'll go out with him. Then they're sitting in a playground Aeris used to go to when she was little, and Aeris tells Cloud about her first love... before escorting Cloud to the city's red light district, convincing him to dress as a woman, calling him 'cute', and getting him to seduce a fat pimp. You get the picture.
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Rufus Shinra's introduction when he arrives in a helicopter to find his father killed by Sephiroth. Aerith/Aeris says of him "I've heard that no one's ever seen him bleed or cry." His appointment speech, along with fighting SuperSoldier Cloud and surviving, and managing to escape by holding on to the helicopter with one hand while heavily wounded all perfectly establish him as the BadAss CorruptCorporateExecutive that he is.



** The whole Nibelheim Incident flashback was one big coolness-establishing moment for Sephiroth. Everything in it...even the way Sephiroth always walked when others ran in cutscenes, even though the running was just a convenience to get movement from place to place over more quickly and we probably weren't expected to really think that most characters were in the habit of running around like hyperactive chipmunks all the time.
*** The ''real'' establishing moment for Sephiroth cannot, however, be anything other than the fight with the dragon. At this point in the game, the first-time player might feel like a badass for doing over 100 damage with a single attack; then you get to this fight, wherein Sephiroth runs forward, swings his sword, and hits for ''over 3,000.'' After that when Cloud says, "Sephiroth's strength is unreal. He's far stronger in reality than any story you might have heard about him," you damn well know he's telling the truth.
* Zack in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' is introduced to the player by jumping out of a helicopter in mid-air, land perfectly fine on a train riding at high speed below and running along it, preparing to take down some baddies. When they shoot at him, he says "Well, hello to you, too!" and dodges all bullets, does an impossibly long jump and separates two traincars from each other by stabbing the connection with his sword. [[BigDamnHeroes He's the hero of the game, alright]].
* All of the main characters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' get introductory animations:
** Zell is seen shadowboxing and doing a backflip in the entry hall of Balamb Garden, establishing himself as an excessively energetic kind of guy.
** Selphie falls down a hill and does a cheerful "silly me" gesture, but her character is established before then when she [[CrashIntoHello collides with Squall]] while running late for class.
** Irvine is shown lying on his back, holding his hand up so steadily that a butterfly lands on it.
** Squall's initial appearance in the opening FMV illustrates that he's a {{Determinator}}, but it's his scene in the infirmary with Dr. Kadowaki and the walk to class with Quistis that really establish his personality. Likewise, Rinoa's appearance at the [=SeeD=] graduation ball when she succeeds not only in getting Squall to dance with her, but getting him to relax enough to dance ''well'', establishes ''her'' character.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' brings out one for almost every single character introduced- hero or villain:
** [[TheHero Zidane]], having already proved himself a talented fighter, thief and actor, turns out to be something of a HandsomeLech when he's sent into Alexandria castle to abduct the princess- only to end up getting distracted by an attractive woman.
** [[ChildMage Vivi]], already introduced [[TheKlutz tripping over his own feet]] and staring in amazement at the sight of the airship flying overhead, spends the next few minutes [[TheWoobie getting knocked down, insulted, bullied and pickpocketed]]. For good measure, his ticket to the play turns out to be a fake. Then, just when it looks as though he's about to get arrested for tresspassing, he [[BewareTheNiceOnes fights back by launching a fireball from his hands!]]
** [[RebelliousPrincess Garnet]] mistakes Zidane and Blank for palace guards and makes an impressive escape from them on foot. And when she realizes that Zidane's actually there to kidnap her, she changes tune and ''formally requests to be abducted.''
** [[ButtMonkey Captain Steiner]] gets a whole segment of the game's earliest level to prove himself a laughingstock: not only is he constantly upstaged by Beatrix, forgotten by the Queen and saddled with the dumbest unit of soldiers in the entire Alexandrian military, but he's also a pompous twit with a habit of [[CharacterTic jumping up and down in impotent rage]]. But at the end of this segment, he sees Garnet being chased across the castle by Zidane; believing her to be under attack, he immediately grabs a rope and swings after them. True, he almost immediately crashes into a wall, [[TheDeterminator but there's no denying the man's dedication.]]
** [[GoldFishPoopGang "We are in trouble!" "Trouble we are in!"]]
** After her unassuming introduction at a bar with Zidane, [[LadyOfWar Freya Crescent]] is later seen [[RoofHopping wandering the rooftops]] of Lindblum, apparently lost in thought:

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** *** The whole Nibelheim Incident flashback was one big coolness-establishing moment for Sephiroth. Everything in it... even the way Sephiroth always walked when others ran in cutscenes, even though the running was just a convenience to get movement from place to place over more quickly and we probably weren't expected to really think that most characters were in the habit of running around like hyperactive chipmunks all the time.
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time. The ''real'' establishing moment for Sephiroth cannot, however, be anything other than the fight with the dragon. At this point in the game, the first-time player might feel like a badass for doing over 100 damage with a single attack; then you get to this fight, wherein Sephiroth runs forward, swings his sword, and hits for ''over 3,000.'' After that when Cloud says, "Sephiroth's strength is unreal. He's far stronger in reality than any story you might have heard about him," you damn well know he's telling the truth.
* *** Zack in ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' is introduced to the player by jumping out of a helicopter in mid-air, land perfectly fine on a train riding at high speed below and running along it, preparing to take down some baddies. When they shoot at him, he says "Well, hello to you, too!" and dodges all bullets, does an impossibly long jump and separates two traincars from each other by stabbing the connection with his sword. [[BigDamnHeroes He's the hero of the game, alright]].
* ** All of the main characters in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' get introductory animations:
** *** Zell is seen shadowboxing and doing a backflip in the entry hall of Balamb Garden, establishing himself as an excessively energetic kind of guy.
** *** Selphie falls down a hill and does a cheerful "silly me" gesture, but her character is established before then when she [[CrashIntoHello collides with Squall]] while running late for class.
** *** Irvine is shown lying on his back, holding his hand up so steadily that a butterfly lands on it.
** *** Squall's initial appearance in the opening FMV illustrates that he's a {{Determinator}}, but it's his scene in the infirmary with Dr. Kadowaki and the walk to class with Quistis that really establish his personality. Likewise, Rinoa's appearance at the [=SeeD=] graduation ball when she succeeds not only in getting Squall to dance with her, but getting him to relax enough to dance ''well'', establishes ''her'' character.
* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' brings out one for almost every single character introduced- hero or villain:
** *** [[TheHero Zidane]], having already proved himself a talented fighter, thief and actor, turns out to be something of a HandsomeLech when he's sent into Alexandria castle to abduct the princess- only to end up getting distracted by an attractive woman.
** *** [[ChildMage Vivi]], already introduced [[TheKlutz tripping over his own feet]] and staring in amazement at the sight of the airship flying overhead, spends the next few minutes [[TheWoobie getting knocked down, insulted, bullied and pickpocketed]]. For good measure, his ticket to the play turns out to be a fake. Then, just when it looks as though he's about to get arrested for tresspassing, he [[BewareTheNiceOnes fights back by launching a fireball from his hands!]]
** *** [[RebelliousPrincess Garnet]] mistakes Zidane and Blank for palace guards and makes an impressive escape from them on foot. And when she realizes that Zidane's actually there to kidnap her, she changes tune and ''formally requests to be abducted.''
** *** [[ButtMonkey Captain Steiner]] gets a whole segment of the game's earliest level to prove himself a laughingstock: not only is he constantly upstaged by Beatrix, forgotten by the Queen and saddled with the dumbest unit of soldiers in the entire Alexandrian military, but he's also a pompous twit with a habit of [[CharacterTic jumping up and down in impotent rage]]. But at the end of this segment, he sees Garnet being chased across the castle by Zidane; believing her to be under attack, he immediately grabs a rope and swings after them. True, he almost immediately crashes into a wall, [[TheDeterminator but there's no denying the man's dedication.]]
** *** [[GoldFishPoopGang "We are in trouble!" "Trouble we are in!"]]
** *** After her unassuming introduction at a bar with Zidane, [[LadyOfWar Freya Crescent]] is later seen [[RoofHopping wandering the rooftops]] of Lindblum, apparently lost in thought:



** [[JokeCharacter Quina Quen]] trying to catch frogs and failing miserably- before joining Zidane out of a desire to see the world and sample its many foods.
** General Beatrix: if the ominous music and the BadassBoast don't make it clear [[OneManArmy who you're dealing with]], the HopelessBossFight ''will.''
** Having been introduced as an advisor to Queen Brahne, [[AgentPeacock Kuja]] proceeds to make as big a spectacle of himself as possible: overdramatically commenting on the [[WhenItRainsItPours weather]], providing details on the Burmecian retreat using some oddly cryptic word choices, bragging about the magical power he'll use to defeat the Cleyran defences, and referring to Brahne's black mage army as "his." Then, when Beatrix has kicked the asses of Zidane and co, Kuja stays behind to examine them... then without saying another word, he departs on the back of a silver dragon. [[EvilIsHammy Hammy]], melodramatic, weirdly-dressed... and the ''[[TheManBehindTheMan real]]'' [[TheManBehindTheMan power behind Brahne's invasion.]]
* Auron in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' is introduced in a way that officially sets up his "CoolOldGuy who knows a lot more about what's going than he tells people" credentials: He [[IHaveTheHighGround climbs up to a high place]] and seems to welcome Sin as it comes closer to Zanarkand without a word. He then walks calmly through the street as a wave of water approaches the city and begins to ''disintegrate it'', and when he shows up later to help fight off monsters, once again without losing the cool head, he's officially established as the resident DeadpanSnarker / {{Samurai}}.
** He has another one when he actually joins the party. He stares down a lizard the size of a horse and then proceeds to kill it in a single turn.
** Played with by Seymour in the same game--he invokes the trope deliberately by slaughtering attacking fiends in the most [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkilltastic]] way possible, intending to establish himself to the population of Spira as an incredibly powerful savior figure. However, the moment that establishes his ''real'' character for the player's convenience happens a little bit later, in just six words: "Then pretend I didn't say it."[[labelnote:Context]]Wakka had just questioned the use of machina in Operation Mi'Hen, given that they're against the teachings of Yevon. Seymour - a maester (read: archbishop) of Yevon - tells him to pretend they aren't there. This line is his shrugging off Wakka's shock at a maester so blithely blowing off his own religion's rules.[[/labelnote]]
* Lightning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' is first seen in the intro calmly pointing her gun at a group of soldiers whose weapons are all trained on her, setting her up as an ActionGirl. She later appears holding an oversized, delicate dandelion in her hands, watching it with her usual stoic expression, managing to not disturb the fluff until the wind blows it away, showing her HiddenHeartOfGold.
** The other characters have this as well. Sazh comforts a frightened child when his chocobo pops out of his afro, Snow and the rest of NORA talk about heroism, Hope crawls away in fear when he's offered a gun, and Vanille playfully says "bang" when she gets her own gun.
** Lightning gets another, in-universe one in a flashback of her introduction to Sazh. She volunteers to be put on a purge train along with civilians and surrenders her weapon without incident. When a bemused Sazh asks her about it, she gives him a cold one-liner ("If you want 'quiet', I suggest you take the next train"), establishing her as a mysterious elegant badass whose game Sazh now really wants to figure out.

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** *** [[JokeCharacter Quina Quen]] trying to catch frogs and failing miserably- before joining Zidane out of a desire to see the world and sample its many foods.
** *** General Beatrix: if the ominous music and the BadassBoast don't make it clear [[OneManArmy who you're dealing with]], the HopelessBossFight ''will.''
** *** Having been introduced as an advisor to Queen Brahne, [[AgentPeacock Kuja]] proceeds to make as big a spectacle of himself as possible: overdramatically commenting on the [[WhenItRainsItPours weather]], providing details on the Burmecian retreat using some oddly cryptic word choices, bragging about the magical power he'll use to defeat the Cleyran defences, and referring to Brahne's black mage army as "his." Then, when Beatrix has kicked the asses of Zidane and co, Kuja stays behind to examine them... then without saying another word, he departs on the back of a silver dragon. [[EvilIsHammy Hammy]], melodramatic, weirdly-dressed... and the ''[[TheManBehindTheMan real]]'' [[TheManBehindTheMan power behind Brahne's invasion.]]
* Auron in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' **''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
***Auron in
is introduced in a way that officially sets up his "CoolOldGuy who knows a lot more about what's going than he tells people" credentials: He [[IHaveTheHighGround climbs up to a high place]] and seems to welcome Sin as it comes closer to Zanarkand without a word. He then walks calmly through the street as a wave of water approaches the city and begins to ''disintegrate it'', and when he shows up later to help fight off monsters, once again without losing the cool head, he's officially established as the resident DeadpanSnarker / {{Samurai}}.
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{{Samurai}}. He has another one when he actually joins the party. He stares down a lizard the size of a horse and then proceeds to kill it in a single turn.
** *** Played with by Seymour in the same game--he invokes the trope deliberately by slaughtering attacking fiends in the most [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill overkilltastic]] way possible, intending to establish himself to the population of Spira as an incredibly powerful savior figure. However, the moment that establishes his ''real'' character for the player's convenience happens a little bit later, in just six words: "Then pretend I didn't say it."[[labelnote:Context]]Wakka had just questioned the use of machina in Operation Mi'Hen, given that they're against the teachings of Yevon. Seymour - a maester (read: archbishop) of Yevon - tells him to pretend they aren't there. This line is his shrugging off Wakka's shock at a maester so blithely blowing off his own religion's rules.[[/labelnote]]
* Lightning of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'' ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
***Lightning
is first seen in the intro calmly pointing her gun at a group of soldiers whose weapons are all trained on her, setting her up as an ActionGirl. She later appears holding an oversized, delicate dandelion in her hands, watching it with her usual stoic expression, managing to not disturb the fluff until the wind blows it away, showing her HiddenHeartOfGold.
** *** The other characters have this as well. Sazh comforts a frightened child when his chocobo pops out of his afro, Snow and the rest of NORA talk about heroism, Hope crawls away in fear when he's offered a gun, and Vanille playfully says "bang" when she gets her own gun.
** *** Lightning gets another, in-universe one in a flashback of her introduction to Sazh. She volunteers to be put on a purge train along with civilians and surrenders her weapon without incident. When a bemused Sazh asks her about it, she gives him a cold one-liner ("If you want 'quiet', I suggest you take the next train"), establishing her as a mysterious elegant badass whose game Sazh now really wants to figure out.
22nd Apr '16 12:58:45 AM ACW
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** [[CompleteMonster Irenicus]] from the second game is first seen torturing the helpless protagonist for the purposes for some research, completely indifferent to their suffering. The whole initial dungeon continues with this theme, and it's accompanied by more than one scene showing his utterly overwhelming magical power as he repels attackers.

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** [[CompleteMonster Irenicus]] Irenicus from the second game is first seen torturing the helpless protagonist for the purposes for some research, completely indifferent to their suffering. The whole initial dungeon continues with this theme, and it's accompanied by more than one scene showing his utterly overwhelming magical power as he repels attackers.
21st Apr '16 11:39:18 PM VVK
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** Sans also has one. When you leave the ruins, you are stalked through the woods by a mysterious figure that [[TeleportSpam disappears at random]]. When you reach a dead end, said figure approaches you and asks you in an ominous voice to shake their hand...[[ThePrankster only to reveal he had a whoopee-cushion hidden in his hand]], and then introduces himself as Sans and says while he's ''technically'' meant to capture you, [[LazyBum he can't be bothered]].

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** Sans also has one. When you leave the ruins, you are stalked through the woods by a mysterious figure that [[TeleportSpam disappears at random]]. When you reach a dead end, said figure approaches you and asks you in an ominous voice to shake their hand...[[ThePrankster only to reveal he had a whoopee-cushion hidden in his hand]], and then introduces himself as Sans and says while he's ''technically'' meant to capture you, [[LazyBum he can't be bothered]].bothered]].
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
** The opening cinematic of the first game acts as an establishing character moment for [[BigBad Sarevok]], in spite of being cryptic at the time. He's shown chasing down a terrified man -- a warrior himself, but helpless against him. He knocks down a door effortlessly, looms menacingly, speaks of ThereCanBeOnlyOne, and mercilessly kills the man while holding him in a NeckLift before tossing the body away. That tells a lot about him: big, menacing, literally[[note]]in game mechanics terms[[/note]] as strong as an ogre, ruthlessly evil, and motivated by something that involves killing all the others (whatever they may be).
** [[CompleteMonster Irenicus]] from the second game is first seen torturing the helpless protagonist for the purposes for some research, completely indifferent to their suffering. The whole initial dungeon continues with this theme, and it's accompanied by more than one scene showing his utterly overwhelming magical power as he repels attackers.
21st Apr '16 4:38:59 PM res20stupid
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*** Your rival from ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' has his personality (as in, he's [[{{Jerkass}} a massive asshole]]) laid out pretty clear when it's revealed he stole his starter Pokémon from Professor Elm.
11th Mar '16 1:04:55 PM CyberTiger88
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* Wes of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has the best introduction of any character in the series, handheld or not--he ''blows up a criminal hideout with dynamite''. As the only non-KidHero playable, he already stood out, but it was that moment that marked him as one of the best human {{badass}}es in the series.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''
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Wes of ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' has the best introduction of any character in the series, handheld or not--he ''blows up a criminal hideout with dynamite''. As the only non-KidHero playable, he already stood out, but it was that moment that marked him as one of the best human {{badass}}es in the series.


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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' has one for both the partner character, and its villain.
*** The first time the player character meets them they are very excited to meet you, pushing you into town before they get a chance to speak. But then all the adults corner them because the kid did something irresponsible and run after them. Say hello to the NaughtyIsGood CheerfulChild.
*** Before the start of the game, Rayquaza, as in ''[[PhysicalGod that]]'' [[OlympusMons Rayquaza]], is seen flying away off the planet from a mysterious force, saying that [[HorrifyingTheHorror it has felt fear for the first time in its life]]. The villain gets an encore at the second half of the game at which [[SuperPersistentPredator it catches a fleeing Latios and Latias flying at the speed of a jet plane]], and [[TakenForGranite turns them into stone]], leaving their bodies to crash land below. Say hello to the HeroKiller.
20th Feb '16 3:38:49 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Saria, the first character you see when you leave your home the first time in the game, also has one. She cheerfully runs up to Link to greet him and says the Deku Tree wants to talk to him. When Mido won't let Link past because he has no sword and shield, Saria says though he's a jerk, he has a point and you could get hurt and tells you where to find a shield.

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** Saria, [[NiceGirl Saria]], the first character you see when you leave your home the first time in the game, also has one. She cheerfully runs up to Link to greet him and says the Deku Tree wants to talk to him. When Mido won't let Link past because he has no sword and shield, Saria says though he's a jerk, he has a point and you could get hurt and tells you where to find a shield.



* Several characters in {{''VideoGame/Undertale'}}' do this:

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* Several characters in {{''VideoGame/Undertale'}}' ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' do this:
20th Feb '16 3:26:15 PM TheLuckyCat
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** Princess Zelda also gets one when you first meet her in her courtyard - though she's surprised that you got past the guards, she doesn't have you thrown out and, after Link confirms the Deku Tree gave him the Kokiri Emerald, she tells Link of her [[TheSeer dream]] and. shows him Ganondorf through the window. She then says that, though he has pledged allegiance to her father, [[ProperlyParanoid she doesn't trust him]], indicating she's a ''far'' better judge of character than most of the adults in Hyrule.
** Saria, the first character you see when you leave your home the first time in the game, also has one. She cheerfully runs up to Link to greet him and says the Deku Tree wants to talk to him. When Mido won't let Link past because he has no sword and shield, Saria says though he's a jerk, he has a point and you could get hurt and tells you where to find a shield.



* In ''VideoGame/HometownStory'', all new named characters have a scene in which they are shown arriving into town. While some are just seen strolling in, others quite clearly display their quirks. For example, Miyo is seen accidentally dropping stuff while Haruka cleans up behind her and Jacques comes in walking in zig-zags as if he's looking for something.

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* In ''VideoGame/HometownStory'', all new named characters have a scene in which they are shown arriving into town. While some are just seen strolling in, others quite clearly display their quirks. For example, Miyo is seen accidentally dropping stuff while Haruka cleans up behind her and Jacques comes in walking in zig-zags as if he's looking for something.something.
* Several characters in {{''VideoGame/Undertale'}}' do this:
** Flowey, an adorable talking flower, pops up to greet you and asks if you're from the surface, then says he will show you how things work. [[MoodWhiplash He then flashes a]] NightmareFace [[MoodWhiplash and promptly tries to kill you]], showcasing that for all his cutesy appearance and manner of speech, he's a ruthless [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who knows just how to manipulate you.
** And right after that, [[MamaBear Toriel]] makes her entrance by [[BigDamnHeroes blasting Flowey with fire magic]], rebuking him for attacking a helpless child, then introduces herself and bring you through the Ruins into her home, showing that she's as kind as she is powerful.
** Sans also has one. When you leave the ruins, you are stalked through the woods by a mysterious figure that [[TeleportSpam disappears at random]]. When you reach a dead end, said figure approaches you and asks you in an ominous voice to shake their hand...[[ThePrankster only to reveal he had a whoopee-cushion hidden in his hand]], and then introduces himself as Sans and says while he's ''technically'' meant to capture you, [[LazyBum he can't be bothered]].
31st Jan '16 12:59:47 PM EarlOfSandvich
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