History EstablishingCharacterMoment / VideoGames

22nd Aug '16 12:24:28 AM morenohijazo
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** In ''[=ZTD=]'''s [=DLC=] booklet, Akane's character is revealed when she calmly asserts authority over Sigma and Phi, despite their doubt of her capability, and reminds Sigma that he can't let his emotions [[spoiler:relating to the approaching apocalypse]] interfere with their mission. Her conversation with Junpei in the following scene establishes [[IronWoobie the other]] side of her personality.

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** In ''[=ZTD=]'''s [=DLC=] booklet, Akane's character is revealed when she calmly asserts authority over Sigma and Phi, despite their doubt of her capability, and reminds Sigma that he can't let his emotions [[spoiler:relating to the approaching apocalypse]] interfere with their mission. Her conversation with Junpei in the following scene establishes [[IronWoobie the other]] side of her personality.personality.
* ''Videogame/{{Nihilumbra}}'': [[spoiler:Assuming you're going through the levels in order, Void Mode introduces itself by plopping a deadly Crawlaggar right in front of your face. You have approximately four seconds to dig out your Brown color and latch onto the wall out of his reach before he eats you. And it only goes downhill from there.]]
16th Aug '16 4:02:52 PM 313Bluestreak
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* One simple intro establishes SonicTheHedgehog as Sega's MascotWithAttitude. In the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a black screen fades into the game's logo, and Sonic pops into the logo and does his signature [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger finger wag]] at you.
** The ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' adaptation has this in the second story. He pops up a few pages in, with a pair of black CoolShades, and saves a guy. His entire look seems to set him off as being a "snobby 90s cool guy".

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* One simple intro establishes SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' as Sega's MascotWithAttitude. In the original ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis, a black screen fades into the game's logo, and Sonic pops into the logo and does his signature [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger finger wag]] at you.
** The ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' adaptation has this in the second story. He pops up a few pages in, with a pair of black CoolShades, and saves a guy. His entire look seems to set him off as being a "snobby 90s cool guy". guy".
** Knuckles makes his entry in ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' by knocking Sonic out of his super form, taking all of the Chaos Emeralds Sonic had, laughing at him, and running off.
12th Aug '16 11:20:24 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Thel gets another in ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' (though we didn't know it at the time). First, he's been elected to basically king of his state (AsskickingEqualsAuthority again in play). Second, he stays up all night after his election in wait for any assassination attempts, then [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] three assassins without suffering a single wound. Afterwards, he tricks the guy who sent the assassins into confessing, gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech regarding his failure to be remembered in the family saga, kills him, and tells his family to get the hell out of his keep or he'd put them to death as well.
12th Aug '16 11:19:28 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** [[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, which sets off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]].

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** *** [[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, which sets off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]].
12th Aug '16 11:19:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** Kat has a very [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot possessive attitude toward the data found on Laszlo Sorvad's body]], seizing it from Six immediately. *** [[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, which sets off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]].

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*** Kat has a very [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot possessive attitude toward the data found on Laszlo Sorvad's body]], seizing it from Six immediately. *** immediately.
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[[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, which sets off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]].
12th Aug '16 11:18:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo}}'' establishes John-117 as a badass by having him snark at Cortana while the ship is being boarded, he is being hunted, and they have just found an artificial ring world floating in space. Meanwhile, Johnson is established as a badass who will make you laugh by having him give what's known as the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Giant Hula-Hoop Speech]]. Gravemind is defined as an asshole by having him betray both the Arbiter and the Chief.
** The Arbiter gets two. When we first see him, he's on trial for failing to protect Halo from destruction. First, we learn that he's a super-competent fighter (being a Zealot Fleetmaster (admiral) in a society where AsskickingEqualsAuthority and being a zealot alone means you've killed thousands). Second, we learn that he's also willing to ignore the HonorBeforeReason mentality of his species for the good of his forces and the galaxy at large by focusing on the [[TheVirus Flood]], possibly saving the galaxy but sacrificing the Halo. Then, when he is to be tortured for his failure, he makes good on his promise not to beg for the crowd's entertainment by not making a sound even as he's being electrocuted to the point of ''smoldering''. It takes a red-hot brand to the chest to get him to make a sound.
** He gets another in ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' (though we didn't know it at the time). First, he's been elected to basically king of his state (AsskickingEqualsAuthority again in play). Second, he stays up all night after his election in wait for any assassination attempts, then [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] three of them without suffering a single wound. Afterwards, he tricks the guy who sent the assassins into confessing, gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech regarding his failure to be remembered in the family saga, kills him, and tells his family to get the hell out of his keep or he'd put them to death as well.
* In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' all of Noble Team gets one. Near the end of the first level, Noble Squad gets ambushed by Elites with Energy Swords. Your character gets tackled by one (really emphasizing how big they are compared to you), avoids a stab to the stomach and then punches the enemy in the jaw. Of course, it only serves to piss it off and you get saved by Carter, but it does demonstrate Noble Six's DefiantToTheEnd personality.
** Kat's very [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot possessive attitude toward the data found on Lazlow, seizing it from Six immediately]]; [[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, setting off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]]; Carter [[TheMenFirst defends Kat against Halsey]], who gets her own moment by showing contempt to almost all of the SPARTAN [=IIIs=] of Noble Team in one cutscene, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold while showing a soft side toward Jorge, one of her SPARTAN IIs.]]

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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo}}'' ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'':
** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''
establishes John-117 as a badass by having him snark at Cortana while the ship is being boarded, he is being hunted, and they have just found an artificial ring world floating in space. Meanwhile, Johnson is established as a badass who will make you laugh by having him give what's known as the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Giant Hula-Hoop Speech]].
** While
Gravemind was already long established as a bad guy, he is defined as an asshole ''asshole'' by having him betray gloat while betraying both the Arbiter and the Chief.
Chief in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''.
** The Arbiter Thel 'Vadam gets two.one in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}''. When we first see him, he's on trial for failing to protect Halo from destruction. First, we learn that he's a super-competent fighter (being a Zealot Fleetmaster (admiral) in a society where AsskickingEqualsAuthority and being a zealot alone means you've killed thousands). Second, we learn that he's also willing to ignore the HonorBeforeReason mentality of his species for the good of his forces and the galaxy at large by focusing on the [[TheVirus Flood]], possibly saving the galaxy but sacrificing the Halo. Then, when he is to be tortured for his failure, he makes good on his promise not to beg for the crowd's entertainment by not making a sound even as he's being electrocuted to the point of ''smoldering''. It takes a red-hot brand to the chest to get him to make a sound.
** He Thel gets another in ''Literature/HaloTheColeProtocol'' (though we didn't know it at the time). First, he's been elected to basically king of his state (AsskickingEqualsAuthority again in play). Second, he stays up all night after his election in wait for any assassination attempts, then [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomps]] three of them assassins without suffering a single wound. Afterwards, he tricks the guy who sent the assassins into confessing, gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech regarding his failure to be remembered in the family saga, kills him, and tells his family to get the hell out of his keep or he'd put them to death as well.
* ** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', all of Noble Team gets one. one:
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Near the end of the first level, Noble Squad gets ambushed by Zealot Elites with Energy Swords. Your character gets tackled by one (really emphasizing how big they are compared to you), avoids a stab to the stomach stomach, and then punches the enemy in the jaw. Of course, it only serves to piss it off and you get saved by Carter, but it does demonstrate Noble Six's DefiantToTheEnd personality.
** Kat's *** Kat has a very [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot possessive attitude toward the data found on Lazlow, Laszlo Sorvad's body]], seizing it from Six immediately]]; immediately. *** [[GentleGiant Jorge]] takes his helmet off to make a civilian feel more secure and comfortable, setting which sets off Emile's moment where he shows [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass his contempt toward civilians]]; civilians]].
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Carter [[TheMenFirst defends Kat against Halsey]], who Halsey]].
** Halsey also
gets her own moment in ''Reach'' by initially showing contempt to almost all of the SPARTAN [=IIIs=] Spartan-[=IIIs=] of Noble Team in one cutscene, Team, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold while also showing a soft side toward Jorge, one of her SPARTAN IIs.]]Spartan-IIs]].
29th Jul '16 1:00:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** An odd case with [[spoiler: Sans again, this time in his boss fight.]] You may have [[spoiler: met him before]], now things are completely different, as they are [[Understatement irked]] at you, and show it through pure DangerouslyGenreSavvy, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating, taking the first attack]], [[CombatPragmatist starting with an absurdly strong attack]], and [[SNKBoss generally making your life hell]].

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** An odd case with [[spoiler: Sans again, this time in his boss fight.]] You may have [[spoiler: met him before]], now things are completely different, as they are [[Understatement irked]] at you, and show it through pure DangerouslyGenreSavvy, [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard cheating, taking the first attack]], [[CombatPragmatist starting with an absurdly strong attack]], and [[SNKBoss generally making your life hell]].
27th Jul '16 10:02:20 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Agatio's establishing moment is telling Alex ''he knows'' he's being made to play the DumbMuscle role, and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is only playing along because it furthers his goals as well]].

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*** Agatio's establishing moment is telling Alex ''he knows'' he's being made to play the DumbMuscle role, and [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy is only playing along because it furthers his goals as well]].well.
22nd Jul '16 5:07:19 AM Argon2
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* The cast of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' are designed to emulate certain stereotypes, so that the player will be surprised when they show their HiddenDepths. Their appearances are actually quite different from their true personalities, as first displayed when...
** ...[[{{Stripperific}} Lotus]] does the ColdEquation and asks everyone to choose who they're going to sacrifice, as the DeadlyGame's rules dictate that at least one person will have to be left behind. We know from this scene that Lotus is intelligent and [[JerkassHasAPoint coldly pragmatic]].
** ...[[DumbMuscle Seven]] recounts a memory from his past as a P.I, when he tracked down a group of kidnapped children and [[MyGreatestFailure unsuccessfully]] tried to save them. This shows us that Seven is smarter and more heroic than he looks, [[spoiler:as well as giving us vital information on the plot's backstory]].
** ...[[DamselInDistress June]] enters the incinerator room for the first time. Why she's there and what she does in it is vital for understanding her character.



* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': Mere seconds after waking up and finding himself surrounded by zombies, the Doomguy breaks free of the manacles holding him, backhands the first one to get near him hard enough to draw blood, then grabs and smashes its head into the slab/operating table he's on hard enough to [[YourHeadASplode turn it into a bloody smear]]. Even if you've never played any of the previous games, you'll know instantly why he's one of the iconic {{Badass}}es of FPS.

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* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': Mere seconds after waking up and finding himself surrounded by zombies, the Doomguy breaks free of the manacles holding him, backhands the first one to get near him hard enough to draw blood, then grabs and smashes its head into the slab/operating table he's on hard enough to [[YourHeadASplode turn it into a bloody smear]]. Even if you've never played any of the previous games, you'll know instantly why he's one of the iconic {{Badass}}es of FPS.FPS.
* ''Zero Escape'':
** The cast of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' are designed to emulate certain stereotypes, so that the player will be surprised when they show their HiddenDepths. Their appearances are actually quite different from their true personalities, as first displayed when...
*** ...[[{{Stripperific}} Lotus]] does the ColdEquation and asks everyone to choose who they're going to sacrifice, as the DeadlyGame's rules dictate that at least one person will have to be left behind. We know from this scene that Lotus is intelligent and [[JerkassHasAPoint coldly pragmatic]].
*** ...[[DumbMuscle Seven]] recounts a memory from his past as a P.I, when he tracked down a group of kidnapped children and [[MyGreatestFailure unsuccessfully]] tried to save them. This shows us that Seven is smarter and more heroic than he looks, [[spoiler:as well as giving us vital information on the plot's backstory]].
*** ...[[DamselInDistress June]] enters the incinerator room for the first time. Why she's there and what she does in it is vital for understanding her character.
** The cast of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' wake up in adjoining prison cells. From there:
*** Eric paranoically assumes that Q, a ''child'', is somehow responsible for their confinement and moves to strangle him.
*** Mira coldly suggests that Q is a "mistake" born from somebody's one-night-stand.
*** Diana asks everyone to to focus on escaping.
*** Junpei watches calmly, contributing only a few sardonic remarks, as if he's accustomed to such situations. [[spoiler:Which he is.]]
** In ''[=ZTD=]'''s [=DLC=] booklet, Akane's character is revealed when she calmly asserts authority over Sigma and Phi, despite their doubt of her capability, and reminds Sigma that he can't let his emotions [[spoiler:relating to the approaching apocalypse]] interfere with their mission. Her conversation with Junpei in the following scene establishes [[IronWoobie the other]] side of her personality.
9th Jul '16 11:11:09 AM Jgamer
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** Even before his status as a villain was officially cemented in the plot, it's [[ObviouslyEvil obvious]] that [[SinisterMinister Kotomine Kirei]] is up to no good. One of the things that contributes to this is his introduction, where he unnerves Shirou by pointing out the Holy Grail War is going to be a bloody battle, and that not even he may be able to keep his hands clean of it if he participates. And when Shirou does resolve to participate in the Holy Grail War, he gleefully tells him to rejoice as now his wish to be a hero will finally come true since [[SuperheroParadox now there exists an evil for him to fight and rescue people from]], further unnerving Shirou.
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