History ForWantOfANail / VideoGames

18th Aug '16 5:02:59 PM Kytseo
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}'', [[spoiler: Noel Vermillion's entire existence is the nail that prevents some events that happened in the Wheel Of Fortune timeline (such as Tsubaki's death, which, among other things, eventually led to Jin becoming Hakumen)]].
9th Aug '16 7:30:03 AM RainingMetal
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** Zeratul, [[GenreSavvy apparently aware of this trope]], appears in both ''Wings of Liberty'' and ''Heart of the Swarm'' to hand the main character some emergency nails, first by giving Raynor the Ihan Crystal and thus [[spoiler: another cause to save Kerrigan besides his love]], then by directing the Swarm to Zerus, so that [[spoiler: Kerrigan is cleansed of any remaining influence [[BigBad Amon]] might still have]] by becoming Primal Zerg. The latter becomes doubly a world-saving nail, since without the tag-along Dehaka, [[spoiler: who was immune to the Psi Disruptor]], the entire Swarm would have been killed over Korhal.

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** Zeratul, [[GenreSavvy apparently aware of this trope]], appears in both ''Wings of Liberty'' and Liberty'', ''Heart of the Swarm'' Swarm'', and ''Legacy of the Void'' to hand the main character some emergency nails, first by giving Raynor the Ihan Crystal and thus [[spoiler: another cause to save Kerrigan besides his love]], then by directing the Swarm to Zerus, so that [[spoiler: Kerrigan is cleansed of any remaining influence [[BigBad Amon]] might still have]] by becoming Primal Zerg. The latter becomes doubly a world-saving nail, since without the tag-along Dehaka, [[spoiler: who was immune to the Psi Disruptor]], the entire Swarm would have been killed over Korhal. Finally, Zeratul discovers the importance of the Xel'naga artifact (henceforth named the Keystone) and relays this information to Artanis. [[spoiler:The Keystone is instrumental in discovering the Xel'naga world of Ulnar and cleansing the Khala of Amon's influence, which he used to brainwash much of the Khalai Protoss.]]
18th Jul '16 9:10:28 PM Blazer
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** The 23rd Century Federation player character gets to see another one in "Terminal Expanse". When you travel to the [[Film/StarTrek Kelvin Timeline]], you end up meeting your former captain-turned-admiral Issac Garret. When he sees you, he's shocked because the last he saw you, you were putting the fear into the first year Starfleet Academy cadets. This means that, because George Kirk died at the hands of the ''Narada'', you become a teacher, not a starship captain.
5th Jul '16 7:14:52 PM BillyMT
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** Another point brought up is the "Vanishing Trooper Incident", where the experimental Huckebein's "Black Hole Engine" overloaded. In the main universe, Huckebein pilot [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Raidiese F. Branstein]] survived but lost his left hand (which was replaced by a robotic prosthesis) and became one of the pilots of the CombiningMecha SRX; in the Shadow-Mirror universe, Rai died in the accident, which caused a massive stigma against manufacturing the Huckebein series of mecha and lead to its retirement in favor of Gespensts and new designs like the Ashsavior.

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** Another point brought up is the "Vanishing Trooper Incident", where the experimental Huckebein's "Black Hole Engine" overloaded. In the main universe, Huckebein pilot [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Raidiese F. Branstein]] survived but lost his left hand (which was replaced by a robotic prosthesis) and became one of the pilots of the CombiningMecha SRX; in the Shadow-Mirror universe, Rai died in the accident, which caused a massive stigma against manufacturing the Huckebein series of mecha and lead to its retirement in favor of Gespensts and new designs like the Ashsavior.Ashsaber.
5th Jul '16 7:11:29 PM BillyMT
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* [[spoiler:The rope]] in ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. It's the single most important key to stop [[spoiler:the destruction of everything in the island, including a large percentage of the cast]] and get the happy ending. [[GuideDangIt And it's incredibly easy to miss]]. If you don't get it, expect some rough times in the plot.

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* [[spoiler:The tow rope]] in ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. It's the single most important key to stop [[spoiler:the destruction of everything in the island, including a large percentage of the cast]] and get the happy ending. [[GuideDangIt And it's incredibly easy to miss]]. If you don't get it, expect some rough times in the plot.
8th Jun '16 12:35:02 PM WonkyTonkBotty
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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!
22nd May '16 3:04:55 PM Njein
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** In the original timeline, Raiden ended up corrupting himself (and doing a FaceHeelTurn) after doing a HeroicSacrifice to stop Onaga, the BigBad of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeception''. [[spoiler: In the rebooted timeline, the purification of the Jinsei from [[BigBad Shinnok's]] [[TheCorruption taint]] caused him to become [[KnightTemplar Dark]] [[FaceHeelTurn Raiden]] at the end of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX''.]]
6th Oct '15 5:55:10 AM KingGrimlock
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* This is a major plot point in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCloud Dark Chronicle]]''. Emperor Griffon has destroyed the "orgin point" of several important places, which [[GadgeteerGenius Max]] and [[MagicKnight Monica]] have to fix.

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* This is a major plot point in ''[[VideoGame/DarkCloud Dark Chronicle]]''. Emperor Griffon has destroyed the "orgin "origin point" of several important places, which [[GadgeteerGenius Max]] and [[MagicKnight Monica]] have to fix.
23rd Sep '15 10:49:37 AM alexwong
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* In the FireEmblemJugdral timeline, the BigBad has a QuirkyMinibossSquad named the Dark Warlords. Well, in the second game of said saga (''Thracia 776''), some of the Warlords are people ''from your own chara roster'', who end up on the enemy side under different circumstances: getting killed in battle, not being recruited, or not being saved when they catch the DistressBall. These charas are: [[spoiler: Tanya's father Dagdar, Mareeta's father Galzus, the thief Lifis, Manfloy's granddaughter Sara, and TeamMom Evayle.]]

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* In the FireEmblemJugdral timeline, the BigBad has a QuirkyMinibossSquad named the Dark Warlords. Well, in the second game of said saga (''Thracia 776''), some of the Warlords are people ''from your own chara roster'', who end up on the enemy side under different circumstances: getting killed in battle, not being recruited, or not being saved when they catch the DistressBall. These charas characters are: [[spoiler: Tanya's father Dagdar, Mareeta's father Galzus, the thief Lifis, Manfloy's granddaughter Sara, and TeamMom Evayle.]]
6th Sep '15 10:39:28 AM Blazer
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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' also explores this concept, thanks to the OriginalGeneration characters being {{Time Travel}}lers. The divergence point is the climax of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', where Heero Yuy fails to penetrate the Brussels Presidential Bunker with the Wing Gundam Zero's "[[{{BFG}} Twin Buster Rifle]]". The originals' accidental time travel to the past leads to the formation of the "[[HeroesUnlimited Round Knights]]", and when they get to the critical moment where everything went wrong, [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Garrod Ran]] uses his Gundam Double X and its "[[{{BFG}} Twin Satellite Cannon]]" to back Heero up, averting the nightmare of the original timeline. This results in not only the heroes surviving, but {{Retcon}}s the more depressing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' and ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness]]'' out of existence, since the advanced technology the originals brought back allows the machines from those films to be created years earlier and piloted by the younger, non-screwed up versions of their original pilots.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal'' also explores this concept, thanks to the OriginalGeneration characters being {{Time Travel}}lers. The divergence point is the climax of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'', where Heero Yuy fails to penetrate the Brussels Presidential Bunker with the Wing Gundam Zero's "[[{{BFG}} Twin Buster Rifle]]". The originals' accidental time travel to the past leads to the formation of the "[[HeroesUnlimited Round Knights]]", and when they get to the critical moment where everything went wrong, [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Garrod Ran]] uses his Gundam Double X and its "[[{{BFG}} Twin Satellite Cannon]]" to back Heero up, averting the nightmare of the original timeline. This results in not only the heroes surviving, but {{Retcon}}s the more depressing ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness]]'' and ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}} out of existence, since the advanced technology the originals brought back allows the machines from those films to be created years earlier and piloted by the younger, non-screwed up versions of their original pilots.pilots as well as preventing the heroes of the latter series from dying as they did in the original series.


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* The ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' video game "Tomo to Kimi to Koko de" you can pull off a better ending by completing side-stories or performing actions, leading to the only canonical character dying being Flay Allster. On the other hand, ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' ends up giving the ''best'' ending by saying "This is what happens if ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray'' got too involved in these events?" where ''no one dies''.
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