History EstablishingCharacterMoment / VideoGames

19th May '17 2:07:00 PM Creek719
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* In ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;birth2]]'', Red's first appearance has her [[IncomingHam enter]] a tense situation in an apparent BigDamnHeroes fashion... only to quickly reveal that she just wants [[TheHero Nepgear]] to [[HaremSeeker join her harem]].
15th May '17 10:58:35 AM Gosicrystal
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** Matt Engarde's [[spoiler: real]] appearance.
-->'''Engarde''': [[spoiler: ''(brushes back hair to show scars, smirks, holds up a brandy glass and swirls it menacingly)'' How do you do, Mr. Lawyer? I'm Matt Engarde.]]

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** Matt Engarde's [[spoiler: real]] [[spoiler:real]] appearance.
-->'''Engarde''': [[spoiler: ''(brushes --->'''Engarde''': [[spoiler:''(brushes back hair to show scars, smirks, holds up a brandy glass and swirls it menacingly)'' How do you do, Mr. Lawyer? I'm Matt Engarde.]]



** And then there was Gant. [[DeathGlare Who just stares at you for a good 30 seconds before finally speaking.]]
--> "Hey! The temperature rose 5.7 degrees when this man came in!"

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** And then there was Gant. Damon Gant [[DeathGlare Who just stares at you for a good 30 seconds before finally speaking.]]
--> "Hey! ---> '''Your co-council:''' Hey! The temperature rose 5.7 degrees when this man came in!"in!



** [[spoiler: Professor Aristotle Means]] of ''Dual Destinies'' introduces himself with a [[spoiler: [[TechnicallyASmile terrifying grin]] that unnerves Athena before going on to espouse his "ends justifies the means" philosophy with regards to battles in court, securing victory at any cost.]] This lets you know that this guy is not nearly as wholesome as he appears even before anything goes wrong, [[AlwaysMurder as per usual.]]

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** [[spoiler: Professor [[spoiler:Professor Aristotle Means]] of ''Dual Destinies'' introduces himself with a [[spoiler: [[TechnicallyASmile [[spoiler:[[TechnicallyASmile terrifying grin]] that unnerves Athena before going on to espouse his "ends justifies the means" philosophy with regards to battles in court, securing victory at any cost.]] This lets you know that this guy is not nearly as wholesome as he appears even before anything goes wrong, [[AlwaysMurder as per usual.]]
25th Mar '17 9:58:51 PM Sonofstranger
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** Athena's occurs during the animated opening cutscene for ''Dual Destinies'': [[GenkiGirl she gets pumped up for the trial]] [[TheKlutz then trips and tumbles down a flight of stairs]].
24th Mar '17 11:46:16 PM Jgamer
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** Everything about Undyne painted her as a menacing BlackKnight archetype: cold, serious and direct in her attempts to kill you. Then when you reach the end of the Waterfall area on a Neutral/Pacifist run, she flips out, removes her helmet and starts going on a hammy rant like a Shounen hero about who your continued existence is a detriment to monsterkind and how she'll protect them all.
*** In the No Mercy run, [[spoiler: she tanks a hit meant for a child and starts disintegrating. However, she realizes that you're a threat to not just monsters, but the world, and pulls herself together through sheer Determination and puts up a hell of a fight, proving that she's much more of a hero than [[VillainProtagonist you have]] [[KillEmAll been]].]]
8th Feb '17 6:59:57 AM Zxzyzx
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' also has a few notable introductions. Primarily, Midna's mysterious and sudden appearance showcases her mockingful and less than serious nature, along with a bit of her JerkAss and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] aspects.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' also has a few notable introductions. Primarily, Midna's mysterious and sudden appearance showcases her mockingful and less than serious nature, along with a bit some of her JerkAss [[JerkAss impertinent]] and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] aspects.



** [[spoiler:Ganon's]] introduction also shows he hasn't lost any of his [[spoiler: cruel or ruthless]] nature.
** Zelda's austere introduction also shows off her more bleak personality compared to the other games.

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** [[spoiler:Ganon's]] [[spoiler:Ganondorf's]] introduction also shows he hasn't lost any of his [[spoiler: cruel or ruthless]] nature.
** Zelda's austere gloomy introduction also shows off her more bleak somber personality compared to the other games.
8th Feb '17 6:52:10 AM Zxzyzx
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' also has a few notable introductions. Primarily, Midna's mysterious and sudden appearance showcases her mockingful and less than serious nature, along with a bit of her JerkAss and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] aspects.
** The times you first see or hear about Zant paint a picture of him as menacing and composed, which is accurate to when you finally get along to meeting him yourself. [[spoiler: Of course, it later turns out he's faking it and is actually quite the opposite - a deranged madman]].
** [[spoiler:Ganon's]] introduction also shows he hasn't lost any of his [[spoiler: cruel or ruthless]] nature.
** Zelda's austere introduction also shows off her more bleak personality compared to the other games.
1st Feb '17 10:25:09 PM Stealth
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** Papyrus shows up on the scene not long after Sans and quickly demonstrates his HotBlooded LargeHam CloudCuckoolander ManChild tendencies in both his speech to his brother and his animation, along with the fact that his brother's puns drive him up the wall, ''especially'' when he's enjoying them.
** Temmie Village is just ''weird'' from the word go. It starts with the music and gets stranger from there, along with the unusually primitive Temmie sprites, their disjointed dialogue, and the fact that logic seems to apply even less than usual with them. You quickly come to realize that Temmies are strange overall.
1st Feb '17 8:45:04 PM KillerClowns
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** [[EruditeStoner Zahua]] from ''The White March'' is found meditating in a barrel of rotting fish guts. He happily explains that meditating in a barrel of rotting fish guts is a perfectly reasonable part of his WarriorMonk training. And that another part of his training is the powerful psychedelic drugs he's been tripping on for the entire conversation.
1st Feb '17 8:39:06 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', many of your potential companions get such introductions when you first meet them.
** [[CosmicPlaything Aloth]] is switching between trying to talk his way out of a fight with a bunch of local roughs in a nervous, refined accent, and randomly insulting them in a sharp Scottish-esque brogue. It's blatantly clear he's trying to hide something, but he's doing a terrible job of it; the details are revealed only later.
** [[SadClown Edér]] is smoking a pipe, looking up at a tree full of hanged corpses. He answers the Watcher's questions helpfully, and [[GallowsHumor cracks jokes about the tree even as he notes he's likely to get hung up there himself soon]].
** [[PoliticallyIncorrectHero Durance]] is seen [[LargeHam hamtastically]] muttering bizarre things to himself by a statue to Magran. When spoken to, he recognized the Watcher for what they are and dials up the ham. In a swarm of religious metaphors equally poetic and disgustingly crude, he explains himself and offers to follow and serve the Watcher in order to see how they handle the upcoming tests and trials.
** [[WideEyedIdealist Kana Rua]] greets the Watcher jovially, instantly trusting them with no evidence, and muses about Caed Nua's history, about which he proves fairly knowledgable. He also very casually mentions the assassins trying to kill him, noting he's made some efforts to avoid killing them despite their clear desire to murder him.
** [[CreepyGood Grieving Mother]] appears to be just another peasant woman until the Watcher looks closely and sees past her PerceptionFilter.
1st Feb '17 6:59:54 PM Lightning4119
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* Very early into ''Videogame/{{Prototype 2}}'', when James Heller first catches sight of Alex Mercer, he slits the latter's throat. [[HealingFactor It doesn't take,]] but it and the subsequent dogged pursuit firmly show that if anyone can take Alex down, it'll be James and his depleted uranium balls.

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* Very early into The entire first mission of ''Videogame/{{Prototype 2}}'', when 2}}'' is one for James Heller Heller. When first we see him, he's sharpening a large combat knife while inside an APC that is patrolling a zone full of viral zombies. After the rest of his squad is wiped out, he proceeds to kill a Hunter with nothing but the knife. Hunters are known to tear apart ''tanks'' with minimal effort. When he catches sight of up to Alex Mercer, he slits the latter's throat. [[HealingFactor It doesn't take,]] but it and the subsequent dogged pursuit firmly show that if anyone can take Alex down, it'll be James and his depleted uranium balls. It's so impressive that Mercer infects him rather than simply eat him.


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* In ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'', Isaac Carver is quickly established as a non-action engineer who's only on the Ishimura mission to find his girlfriend. His ActionSurvivor tendencies don't get established until later on.
** A minor version happens in ''VideoGame/DeadSpace2'', considering we've already got Isaac as a returning character, but if you didn't play it, you'll get two moments that very quickly tell you what kind of a man Isaac is. When things first go to hell, the man who's trying to rescue him gets turned into a Necromorph about six inches away from Isaac's face - and his response is to ''headbutt it''. When he's cut loose from his straightjacket a little later, Isaac jury-rigs a surgical plasma cutter and a flashlight together into a serviceable weapon - that can carry you through the entire game - in about five seconds. Badass engineer cred proven, along with the assurance that his two years in the loony bin haven't slowed him down.


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* In ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', within the first level Adam Jensen is shown to be snarky, sniping at Pritchard while they're in the elevator and quipping at Megan Reed, but when things get bad he immediately proves [[OneManArmy there's a reason he was hired as chief of security]] when he tears through a pack of corporate mercenaries and survives being beaten to a pulp and ''shot in the head''. Likewise, most of the characters that will prove to be significant get minor establishing moments in the first ten minutes.
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