History FromNobodyToNightmare / VideoGames

18th Jun '17 7:47:46 AM billybobfred
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has Edda Pureheart, a [[WhiteMage conjurer]] who's apparently not very good at her job, as her first appearance has her party complaining that their only source of healing is potions, and her second shows the party blaming her for the death of Avere, the party's tank (and Edda's fiancé). This seems to be the last the player sees of her, until they start doing [[HardModeFiller the hard mode dungeons]].The quest to unlock the Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) begins when [[spoiler:one of Edda's former party members receives an invitation to Edda and Avere's wedding. This creeps him out greatly, since Avere is ''quite dead'' at this point. Progressing through the dungeon reveals that Edda has gone mad with grief, ritually sacrificed one of her former party members, is trying to sacrifice the other (which you stop), and [[CameBackWrong brought Avere "back" as an ahriman]], who serves as the dungeon's end boss.]] The ending strongly suggests that Edda is still around... [[spoiler:and indeed, she serves as the first non-filler boss in the Palace of the Dead.]]
15th May '17 5:59:22 PM JohnnyHuang
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* All of the [[BigBad main antagonists]] of the ''VideoGame/FatalFrame'' franchise started out as shrine maidens trying to fulfill the roles they were given. [[TragicVillain They became dangerous only after their respective rituals failed and the HellGate they were meant to appease corrupted them.]] Reika from the third game deserve a special mention, as she takes this trope to literal extremes (she haunts and kills her targets in their own nightmares).
1st May '17 11:26:49 AM Hanz
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* At the start of the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, the Third Street Saints are a small street gang with the player being a fresh recruit. The second game has the player character becoming the leader of the Saints as they go up against three GangsOfHats and a MegaCorp to take control of Stilwater. By the time of the third game, the Saints operate a media empire that includes clothing stores, energy drinks and even film deals. The fourth has the Boss becoming President of the United States, meaning the Saints now rule America as kleptocrats.

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* At the start of the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, the Third Street Saints are a small street gang with the player being a fresh recruit. The second game has the player character becoming the leader of the Saints as they go up against three GangsOfHats GangOfHats and a MegaCorp to take control of Stilwater. By the time of the third game, the Saints operate a media empire that includes clothing stores, energy drinks and even film deals. The fourth has the Boss becoming President of the United States, meaning the Saints now rule America as kleptocrats.
1st May '17 11:25:51 AM Hanz
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* At the start of the ''Videogame/SaintsRow'' series, the Third Street Saints are a small street gang with the player being a fresh recruit. The second game has the player character becoming the leader of the Saints as they go up against three GangsOfHats and a MegaCorp to take control of Stilwater. By the time of the third game, the Saints operate a media empire that includes clothing stores, energy drinks and even film deals. The fourth has the Boss becoming President of the United States, meaning the Saints now rule America as kleptocrats.
9th Apr '17 5:58:14 PM nombretomado
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* Arguably, the Boss from ''SaintsRow''. At the beginning of the first game, he was just some guy on the street. By the end of the second, though... hoo, boy. Just ask the Stilwater Police Department.
** In [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''SaintsRowTheThird'', this random street-kid from the rough part of Stillwater singlehandedly destroys [[spoiler: an AirborneAircraftCarrier]], despite having a sizeable army with heavy military equipment available. He then proceeds to declare independence, turning the city of Steelport into a new city-state, and [[DoNotAdjustYourSet informing the entire US]] that if they have a problem with that, they're welcome to BringIt!

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* Arguably, the Boss from ''SaintsRow''.''VideoGame/SaintsRow1''. At the beginning of the first game, he was just some guy on the street. By the end of the second, though... hoo, boy. Just ask the Stilwater Police Department.
** In [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''SaintsRowTheThird'', ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', this random street-kid from the rough part of Stillwater singlehandedly destroys [[spoiler: an AirborneAircraftCarrier]], despite having a sizeable army with heavy military equipment available. He then proceeds to declare independence, turning the city of Steelport into a new city-state, and [[DoNotAdjustYourSet informing the entire US]] that if they have a problem with that, they're welcome to BringIt!
4th Apr '17 11:44:51 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', the Furtive Pygmy was a nobody compared to other Lords. While the other Lords were mighty and awesome godlike beings, the Pygmy was just that: a pygmy. He is even described by the opening narration as being "so easily forgotten". Ultimately, the Pygmy turned out to be more cunning and patient than the other Lords, having come up with a scheme that would ensure that the Pygmy's descendants would one day inherit the world. [[spoiler:It's also possible that he became Manus, the terrifyingly powerful lord of the Abyss.]]

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Furtive Pygmy was a nobody compared to other Lords. While the other Lords were mighty and awesome godlike beings, the Pygmy was just that: a pygmy. He is even described by the opening narration as being "so easily forgotten". Ultimately, the Pygmy turned out to be more cunning and patient than the other Lords, having come up with a scheme that would ensure that the Pygmy's descendants would one day inherit the world. [[spoiler:It's also possible that he became Manus, the terrifyingly powerful lord of the Abyss.]]]]
** The Old Iron King in ''Dark Souls II'' was once a very minor and unimportant nobleman who ruled over some worthless pile of dirt, up until he ran into a Iron Sceptre that allowed him to mine rich mineral deposits. He became DrunkWithPower and would relentlessly mine his own homeland in search of riches until he fell into a pool of lava and emerged as a fearsome demon.
** Slave Knight Gael in ''Dark Souls III'' might be the biggest example in the series. As his title indicates, he is exactly that: cannon fodder sent to fight in the bleakest of battles and nobody would ever miss his death. [[spoiler:But then he manage to devour the Pygmy Lords' fragments and become the embodiment of the Dark Soul and one of the most powerful beings in the setting. For bonus points, he serves as the final boss of ''The Ringed City'' DLC expansion, and by extension, the entire series as whole]].



* Several player characters from the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series can count. At the start of each games, the player character is usually rather young (such as [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] or [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity Arno]] or in a relatively unimportant position ([[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] was just a sailor/privateer) but inevitably each one proves to be exceptionally important both to the [[AncientConspiracy secret war between the Assassins and Templars]] and to the [[BeenThereShapedHistory historical setting in which they live]]. Special mention goes to Connor, who first appears in the game as a kid and is assaulted by the game's resident Templars, and declares that one day he'll find and kill all of them; over the next eight years, he does exactly that as well as playing pivotal roles in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Battle of the Chesapeake, among other events]] which completely destroy the Templars' plans for the fledgling United States.

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* Several player characters from the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' series can count. At the start of each games, the player character is usually rather young (such as [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII Connor]] or [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity Arno]] Arno]]) or in a relatively unimportant position ([[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag Edward]] was just a sailor/privateer) but inevitably each one proves to be exceptionally important both to the [[AncientConspiracy secret war between the Assassins and Templars]] and to the [[BeenThereShapedHistory historical setting in which they live]]. Special mention goes to Connor, who first appears in the game as a kid and is assaulted by the game's resident Templars, and declares that one day he'll find and kill all of them; over the next eight years, he does exactly that as well as playing pivotal roles in [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Battle of the Chesapeake, among other events]] which completely destroy the Templars' plans for the fledgling United States.
18th Mar '17 9:29:42 AM Jeffcole2
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** Mega Evolution did this to a lot of weak and forgotten Pokémon. Take Mawile, for example. It was introduced in Generation 3 as a sort of counterpart to Sableye, but unlike Sableye (which had no weaknesses and was a useful support with its Prankster ability) it lacked redeeming factors to compensate for its abysmal stats. Despite its Steel typing and its useful Intimidate ability, Mega Mawile was all but left to rot. Then Generation 6 came around. Suddenly Mawile gained the Fairy typing on top of Steel, which made it either resistant or outright [[NoSell immune]] to 11 out the 18 types in the game and weak to only '''two'''. It also gained a Mega Evolution which gave it, of all things, '''Huge Power'''. Suddenly its 380 base stat total effectively became '''585''', with effectively '''210 attack''' and the movepool to take advantage of it, coupled with competent defenses (especially on the physical side) along with its ridiculously tanky typing. Mawile was now an absolute monster capable of shrugging off most of the moves in the game while dishing out plenty of pain in return. And that Intimidate we mentioned before? It's not made irrelevant by its Mega. Mawile can now pretty much guarantee a swap and use it to freely set up a Swords Dance, sharply raising its already ludicrous attack. According to Smogon tier lists it struggles a bit in Ubers, but that still means that '''it made it to the Uber tier'''.

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** Mega Evolution did this to a lot of weak and forgotten Pokémon. Take Mawile, for example. It was introduced in Generation 3 as a sort of counterpart to Sableye, but unlike Sableye (which had no weaknesses and was a useful support with its Prankster ability) it lacked redeeming factors to compensate for its abysmal stats. Despite its Steel typing and its useful Intimidate ability, Mega Mawile was all but left to rot. Then Generation 6 came around. Suddenly Mawile gained the Fairy typing on top of Steel, which made it either resistant or outright [[NoSell immune]] to 11 out the 18 types in the game and weak to only '''two'''. It also gained a Mega Evolution which gave it, of all things, '''Huge Power'''. Suddenly its 380 base stat total effectively became '''585''', with effectively '''210 attack''' and the movepool to take advantage of it, coupled with competent defenses (especially on the physical side) along with its ridiculously tanky typing. Mawile was now an absolute monster capable of shrugging off most of the moves in the game while dishing out plenty of pain in return. And that Intimidate we mentioned before? It's not made irrelevant by its Mega. Mawile can now pretty much guarantee a swap and use it to freely set up a Swords Dance, sharply raising its already ludicrous attack. According to Smogon tier lists it struggles a bit in Ubers, but that still means that '''it made it to the Uber tier'''.
25th Feb '17 11:40:01 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''AceCombat'' games, your characters always start as unknowns, but quickly become the reason for much OhCrap from the enemies.

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* In the ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' games, your characters always start as unknowns, but quickly become the reason for much OhCrap from the enemies.
19th Feb '17 8:54:05 PM superkeijikun
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* A major plot point in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' invokes this: [[spoiler:Venom Snake is ''not'' actually Big Boss, but was actually an otherwise normal combat medic in Militaires Sans Frontieres before XOF destroyed Big Boss's Mother Base and dismantled MSF. He risked his life to save Big Boss, becoming gravely injured, falling into a coma, undergoing hypnotherapy, and receiving reconstructive surgery to turn him into Big Boss's doppleganger. He would go on to lead the Diamond Dogs, destroy XOF, kill Skull Face, and found Outer Haven. The "Big Boss" that Solid Snake had to contend with in the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear''? That's not the real Big Boss, but a former combat medic who went on to be his exact duplicate in ''every'' way!]]
27th Jan '17 11:25:33 AM Prometheus117
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* ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' heroine Prier was originally a demon hunting nun. [[NunTooHoly A nun who likes using bone-crushing kicks to solve almost every problem]], but clearly an otherwise heroic nun who aspired to be the Maiden of Light. However, she had a desire for power which lead to her becoming an Overlord in one of the endings of the original game. That ending was eventually canonized by the game's UpdatedRerelease ''Ragnarok''. By the time of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, Prier had become synonymous with "FallenHero", having become an infamous BloodKnight that seeks to challenge powerful opponents throughout the Creator/NipponIchi multiverse.

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* ''VideoGame/LaPucelle'' heroine Prier was originally a demon hunting nun. [[NunTooHoly A nun who likes using bone-crushing kicks to solve almost every problem]], but clearly an otherwise heroic nun who aspired to be the Maiden of Light. However, she had a desire for power which lead to her becoming an Overlord in one of the endings of the original game. That ending was eventually canonized by the game's UpdatedRerelease ''Ragnarok''. By the time of the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, Prier had become synonymous with "FallenHero", having become an infamous BloodKnight that seeks to challenge powerful opponents throughout the Creator/NipponIchi multiverse. That said, [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor whether she's good or evil pretty much changes between games]], and even in the UpdatedReRelease there were two endings that picked either one, so she can be either a straight-up FallenHero or just a DarkMessiah...[[BloodKnight who either way really loves fighting others]].
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