History EstablishingCharacterMoment / VideoGames

29th Jun '17 2:48:38 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** At the beginning of the third disc, the battle of Alexandria and Kuja's attempted capture of the eidolon Alexander is interrupted by the arrival of a huge, futuristic airship. Within, a mysterious figure dressed in a [[EvilWearsBlack glistening black exoskeleton and cape]] surveys the scene below; he takes the time to muse in disappointment on Kuja's attempt at interfering with his plans, before casting a spell: minutes later, Alexander dies horribly and Alexandria palace vanishes in a colossal fireball, leaving Kuja upstaged, OutGambitted - and most notably of all, [[HorrifyingTheHorror horrified]] at the fact that ''' ''[[BiggerBad Garland]]'' ''' himself is now after him.

to:

*** At the beginning of the third disc, the battle of Alexandria and Kuja's attempted capture of the eidolon Alexander is interrupted by the arrival of a huge, futuristic airship. Within, a mysterious figure dressed in a [[EvilWearsBlack glistening black exoskeleton and cape]] surveys the scene below; he takes the time to muse in disappointment on Kuja's attempt at interfering with his plans, before casting a spell: minutes later, Alexander dies horribly and Alexandria palace vanishes in a colossal fireball, leaving Kuja upstaged, OutGambitted - and most notably of all, [[HorrifyingTheHorror horrified]] at the fact that ''' ''[[BiggerBad Garland]]'' ''' ''''' Garland''''' himself is now after him.
11th Jun '17 10:40:58 PM Abodos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganondorf's first appearance is in a dream and his second is faking loyalty to the king. However, in his third appearance, he knocks Link to the ground with a single attack and says, "I am Ganondorf! And soon, I will rule the world!"
** Also, the first time you hear of Ganondorf's actions, you find out that he was the one who put the death curse on the Deku Tree for not giving him what he wanted.
** 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.
** [[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.
* ''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 some of her [[JerkAss impertinent]] 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:Ganondorf's]] introduction also shows he hasn't lost any of his [[spoiler: cruel or ruthless]] nature.
** Zelda's gloomy introduction also shows off her more somber personality compared to the other games.

to:

* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
**
In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', Ganondorf's first appearance is in a dream and his second is faking loyalty to the king. However, in his third appearance, he knocks Link to the ground with a single attack and says, "I am Ganondorf! And soon, I will rule the world!"
** *** Also, the first time you hear of Ganondorf's actions, you find out that he was the one who put the death curse on the Deku Tree for not giving him what he wanted.
** *** 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.
** *** [[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.
* ** ''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 some of her [[JerkAss impertinent]] 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:Ganondorf's]] introduction also shows he hasn't lost any of his [[spoiler: cruel or ruthless]] nature.
** *** Zelda's gloomy introduction also shows off her more somber personality compared to the other games.games.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'': The first thing [[ShrinkingViolet Paya]] exclaims when Link suddenly appears in front of her for the first time is, ''"A MAN?!"'', while bashfully hiding her face.
11th Jun '17 9:56:51 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* It takes most of ''YggdraUnion'' for Gulcasa to finally get one of these, but when he does it's very powerful. In the very short scene in question, a scout arrives to tell him that [[spoiler:his little sister Emilia]] is dead. He accepts the news and dismisses her rather than opting to ShootTheMessenger...and then once she's out of the room, he breaks down crying. Rather than rage against the Royal Army for their role in that character's death, Gulcasa [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself for lacking the power to save her]]. And once he's managed to pull himself together, he goes right back to rallying his men to defend his capital from your attack. Each of these actions [[VideoGame/BlazeUnion has a story behind it]], but simply seeing them for what they are is enough to succinctly explain [[NiceGuy what kind of person Gulcasa is outside of battle]].

to:

* It takes most of ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' for Gulcasa to finally get one of these, but when he does it's very powerful. In the very short scene in question, a scout arrives to tell him that [[spoiler:his little sister Emilia]] is dead. He accepts the news and dismisses her rather than opting to ShootTheMessenger...and then once she's out of the room, he breaks down crying. Rather than rage against the Royal Army for their role in that character's death, Gulcasa [[ItsAllMyFault blames himself for lacking the power to save her]]. And once he's managed to pull himself together, he goes right back to rallying his men to defend his capital from your attack. Each of these actions [[VideoGame/BlazeUnion has a story behind it]], but simply seeing them for what they are is enough to succinctly explain [[NiceGuy what kind of person Gulcasa is outside of battle]].
26th May '17 10:18:22 PM Sestren_NK
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The opening scene for ''VideoGame/{{Shenmue}}'' serves as a big one to [[BigBad Lan Di]], cementing him as a cold, mysterious, and ''very'' powerful martial artist to be feared. Breaking into the Hazuki Dojo to steal the mysterious Dragon Mirror, he remains calm and eerily composed as he [[NonchalantDodge gracefully evades]] everything the elder Hazuki throws at him, before taking him down in two kicks. He sends Ryo [[PunchedAcrossTheRoom flying across the room]] with a single palm thrust, and threatens to [[AdultFear kill him in front of his own father]] unless he reveals the mirror's location. After Iwao caves in, Lan Di asks him about a man he killed before granting him [[YouKilledMyFather a warrior's death]], leaving both martial artists lying on the floor with the Dragon Mirror in his hands, [[CurbStompBattle completely unscathed]]. It's no wonder everyone who has heard of him [[TheDreaded wants to steer clear of him]], and ''no one'' believes in Ryo's chances against him in his quest for revenge.
19th May '17 2:07:00 PM Creek719
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** 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.]]

to:

** 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!"

to:

** 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.]]

to:

** [[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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''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.

to:

* ''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.

to:

** [[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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 263. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=EstablishingCharacterMoment.VideoGames