History ForWantOfANail / VideoGames

27th Nov '17 6:32:56 PM nombretomado
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*** Of course, it's revealed very soon that having no nukes isn't the end of Russia's worries. [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun There's an even bigger problem]].

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*** Of course, it's revealed very soon that having no nukes isn't the end of Russia's worries. [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun There's an even bigger problem]].
14th Nov '17 1:28:38 AM Siempie
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* In ''Videogame/SonicForces'', [[BigBad Infinite]] and [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong Silver]] briefly duke it out in Mystic Ruin. Silver loses spectacularly, but during the battle, he accidentally causes Infinite to drop one of the Phantom Ruby prototypes. [[spoiler: It's later found by the Avatar, who ends up using it to delete the virtual sun Infinite was about to [[ColonyDrop drop on the Resistance]]. This turns the tide of the conflict, and ultimately leads to the Resistance succeeding where it failed in Silver's time.]]
29th Sep '17 1:35:23 AM Argon2
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* In ''VideoGame/KingOfDragonPass'', if your clan chief isn't around to participate in [[spoiler:the Feathered Horse Queen's marriage competition]], Derik Single-Path/Poljoni will be the third participant instead.
20th Sep '17 6:04:11 PM nighttrainfm
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* Discussed and shown in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. The Regime universe was a world where Superman took it over after the Joker causes him to kill Lois and destroy Metropolis. In the main universe, the Joker did get the nuke to blow up Metropolis, but never got to use it [[spoiler:as he was dragged into the Regime universe with a number of others]].

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* Discussed and shown in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''. ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''.
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The Regime universe was a world where Superman took it over after the Joker causes him to kill Lois and destroy Metropolis. In the main universe, the Joker did get the nuke to blow up Metropolis, but never got to use it [[spoiler:as he was dragged into the Regime universe with a number of others]].others.]]
** There were, however, a number of other differences even before that. The Regime Earth's Lex Luthor was a good man from the beginning, and their Wonder Woman much more brutal.
28th Aug '17 3:00:39 PM Berrenta
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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' features a scene where Marle, sent into the past, is mistaken for the missing queen Leene; they call off the search, meaning that the real queen stays missing and is presumably killed. This has the unfortunate effect of causing her present-day descendant, Marle, to cease to exist. The part is notable because later timeline changes don't suffer the same "paradox correction"; for instance, you can raid the Black Omen in one era, then travel back and raid it in an earlier era, and still keep the spoils from the previous raids (though if you raid it in one era and then try again in a '''later''' era, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything everything will already be gone]]). Apparently they had different writers with different ideas.

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* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' features a scene where Marle, sent into the past, is mistaken for the missing queen Leene; they call off the search, meaning that the real queen stays missing and is presumably killed. This has the unfortunate effect of causing her present-day descendant, Marle, to cease to exist. The part is notable because later timeline changes don't suffer the same "paradox correction"; for instance, you can raid the Black Omen in one era, then travel back and raid it in an earlier era, and still keep the spoils from the previous raids (though if you raid it in one era and then try again in a '''later''' era, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight everything will already be gone]]). Apparently they had different writers with different ideas.
21st Aug '17 8:38:53 AM Taxima
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'', the goddess of the Ananta is summoned as the Priimal Lakshmi. It turns out that interpretations of Lakshmi differ among the Ananta tribes. The warrior Vira tribe see Lakshmi as a symbol of freedom. The jewel crafting Qalyana tribe, who summoned Lakshmi, view her as a symbol of transient beauty. Had the Qalyana shared the Vira's interpretation of Lakshmi, conflict with the Primal might have been avoided all together.
23rd Jun '17 10:36:58 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' deals with this in the form of "fractured dimensions", alternate universes that branched off from the main one wherein something in the the game and the previous game's lore went differently thanks to a certain "nail", or as the game calls it: "divergence catalysts". The only problem is they're also posing a threat to the main universe, and its the job of the protagonist, Ludger, to destroy said fractured universes by finding and destroying said nail. To give an example, in the previous game, DiscOneFinalBoss Nachtigal was a despotic king who became as such after his sister Carrie died in a tsunami mid-battle and his best friend Rowen ran away in shame, but in one fractured universe, though Nachtigal's sister dies anyway, Rowen remains by Nachtigal's side, and thanks to Rowen's wisdom and having Carrie's pendant as a memento, this version of Nachtigal became a benevolent and beloved king, his praises sung by everyone.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' deals with this in the form of "fractured dimensions", alternate universes that branched off from the main one wherein something in the the game and the previous game's lore went differently thanks to a certain "nail", or as the game calls it: "divergence catalysts". The only problem is they're also posing a threat to the main universe, and its the job of the protagonist, Ludger, to destroy said fractured universes by finding and destroying said nail. To give an example, in the previous game, DiscOneFinalBoss Nachtigal was a despotic king who became as such after his sister Carrie died in a tsunami mid-battle and his best friend Rowen ran away in shame, but in one fractured universe, though Nachtigal's sister dies anyway, Rowen remains by Nachtigal's side, and thanks to Rowen's wisdom and having Carrie's pendant as a memento, this version of Nachtigal became a benevolent and beloved king, his praises sung by everyone. Considering even before this Rowen looked at him leaving Nachtigal as MyGreatestFailure...
* The whole plot of ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' kicks off ultimately because Raven, for whatever reason, gives Yuri the prison key to let him (attempt) to sneak out to check on the Lower Quarter. One run in with a [[ShelteredAristocrat Sheltered]] [[PrincessClassic Princess]] who is waving a sword at knights later and everything soon spirals into a sequence of events that forms the plot. On on a more "minor" note, thanks to Yuri and Estelle having to take the Quoi Woods route due to the Lord of the Plains showing up and blocking the other route, they meet Karol which proves useful come dealing with Halure's broken barrier blastia...
11th Apr '17 10:09:53 AM zeruel
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''; [[TheProtagonist Michael]] catches his wife Amanda [[YourCheatingHeart having a one-night-stand with the tennis coach]] he paid; enraged, he hunts him down to an expensive condo and destroys it to spite him, only to find out the hard way that the condo belonged to a powerful crimelord; to this end, he redeems his debt to said crimelord by doing one of his infamous bank heists, and uses one of his catchphrases to a bystander. As a result, when the crime makes the news and said bystander repeats the catchphrase, Michael's cover is blown to an old friend he betrayed on his last heist 10 years ago, [[AxCrazy Trevor]] [[HairTriggerTemper Philips!!]] All this could be avoided if Michael's wife was not such a whore! Or, you know, Michael did what most people would do here and divorced her, instead of going absolutely insane and trying to kill the guy. Way to slut-shame, pal, and ignore the unstable and violent whackjob whose fault it actually was.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''; [[TheProtagonist Michael]] catches his wife Amanda [[YourCheatingHeart having a one-night-stand with the tennis coach]] he paid; enraged, he hunts him down to an expensive condo and destroys it to spite him, only to find out the hard way that the condo belonged to a powerful crimelord; to this end, he redeems his debt to said crimelord by doing one of his infamous bank heists, and uses one of his catchphrases to a bystander. As a result, when the crime makes the news and said bystander repeats the catchphrase, Michael's cover is blown to an old friend he betrayed on his last heist 10 years ago, [[AxCrazy Trevor]] [[HairTriggerTemper Philips!!]] All this could be avoided if Michael's wife was not such a whore! Or, you know, Michael did what most people would do here and divorced her, instead of going absolutely insane and trying to kill the guy. Way to slut-shame, pal, and ignore the unstable and violent whackjob whose fault it actually was.hadn't cheated!
5th Apr '17 9:55:41 PM thats1evildude
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* There is a background example of the trope in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The mage Minaeve, after the Circles rose up in rebellion, did her best to save as many of the Tranquil (mages who have had their magic powers - and emotions - forcibly removed) as she possibly could, as they are effectively unable to care for themselves. She then brought them with her when she joined the Inquisition. Later in the game, it is learned that many Tranquil were killed to facilitate an incredibly gruesome magical process, and those that were rescued by Minaeve could easily have suffered the same fate without the intervention of their nail.

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* There is a background example of In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the trope in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. The mage Minaeve, after Herald of Andraste serves as the Circles rose up in rebellion, did her best to save as many of the Tranquil (mages who have had their magic powers - and emotions - forcibly removed) as she possibly could, as they are effectively unable to care for themselves. She then brought them with her when she joined the Inquisition. Later nail in the game, it is learned that many Tranquil were killed ''In Hushed Whispers'' questline. Alexius, a Tevinter mage in service to facilitate an incredibly gruesome magical process, the [[BigBad Elder One]], sends the Herald and those that were rescued by Minaeve could easily have suffered the same fate without the intervention of their nail.ally Dorian approximately one year into the future. In the interim, the Breach  a massive tear in the Veil  has grown to massive proportions. The Elder One rules over the demon-haunted wasteland that once was Thedas, having swept aside all opposition with his own army of demons. The quest involves finding a way back to the past to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.
8th Mar '17 5:01:51 AM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', a spiritually wounded [[TheProtagonist Booker]] sought cleansing himself through baptism after taking part in the atrocities of the Battle of Wounded Knee. He didn't go through with it and rejected the idea of ever redeeming himself, and so this lead him to a life of alcoholism and gambling debts. [[spoiler:This is a good thing, as in another reality, he accepted being baptised, found religion, and changed his name to ''[[BigBad Zachary Comstock]]''. Yes, you did read that right.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', a spiritually wounded [[TheProtagonist Booker]] sought cleansing himself through baptism after taking part in the atrocities of the Battle of Wounded Knee. He didn't go through with it and rejected the idea of ever redeeming himself, and so this lead him to a life of alcoholism and gambling debts. [[spoiler:This is a good thing, as in another reality, he accepted being baptised, found religion, and changed his name to ''[[BigBad Zachary Comstock]]''. Yes, you did read that right.]]
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