History HypercompetentSidekick / VideoGames

18th Feb '16 1:02:01 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/WhiteKnightChronicles'', Bishop Ledom is this to [[spoiler:Emperor Madoras]]. Ledom is the one who does all of the heavy lifting and scheming while his boss does absolutely nothing [[spoiler:being technically dead and all while his soul is split apart among the five Knights]]. Ledom pulls off his part in the evil plan (effectively 99% of it) absolutely flawlessly and [[spoiler:successfully revives Madoras]]. His boss on the other hand [[spoiler:is defeated minutes later by his old enemy Queen Mureas (technically her reincarnation Cissna) -- again]] without actually accomplishing anything.
13th Sep '15 9:55:03 PM BattleMaster
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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' game, there is Josef, a Russian mafia lieutenant flown from Moscow to North Korea with the express intention of supporting Sergei, the exceedingly incompetent local mafia boss. With the help of the main character, Josef excels at reluctantly making his boss' insane plans come to fruition. Being so hypercompetent actually works against him, as Sergei grows increasingly paranoid about Josef planning to usurp his position (which wasn't even the case, as Josef honestly felt [[HonorBeforeReason honor-bound to obey his boss no matter what]]).

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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' game, there is Josef, a Russian mafia lieutenant flown from Moscow to North Korea with the express intention of supporting Sergei, the exceedingly incompetent local mafia boss. With the help of the main character, Josef excels at reluctantly making his boss' insane plans come to fruition. Being so hypercompetent actually works against him, as Sergei grows increasingly paranoid about Josef planning to usurp his position (which wasn't even the case, as Josef honestly felt [[HonorBeforeReason honor-bound to obey his boss no matter what]]).what]], at least prior to Sergei's attempt to kill him, at which point Josef has enough and takes over).
10th Jul '15 9:19:04 AM CerotechOmega
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* Hibiki Kohaku of ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' plays this role in regards to [[{{Fratbro}} Kagura]] [[HandsomeLech Mutsuki]], usually carrying out multiple requests on his behalf whilst keeping him reined in, especially when the ladies are around. He and Kokonoe share a moment contemplating the stupidity of people they know in the ''Sector Seven'' story. DummiedOut commentary with Makoto suggests he has multiple complaints from various women about Kagura's lechery.
12th May '15 2:03:59 PM MrUnderhill
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* Sora from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' has the honor of being the sidekick to most of the Disney Universe. In any given world, his first instinct is to help that world's [[GuestStarPartyMember main character]] with whatever's troubling them. In most cutscenes and story events, that character will take center stage (since the worlds are adaptations of Disney Movies). However, Sora is far more powerful than any world companion and is always the one who takes down the main villain for each world (this is in fact a gameplay element--a boss can only be killed by Sora's attacks.). He's often also the one who provides the initiative for said main character to do whatever it is he needs to do.

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* Sora from ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' is an interesting example. While he's TheHero of the games themselves, he also has the honor of being the sidekick to most of the Disney Universe. In any given world, his first instinct is to help that world's [[GuestStarPartyMember main character]] with whatever's troubling them. In most cutscenes and story events, that character will take center stage (since the worlds are adaptations of Disney Movies). However, Sora is far more powerful than any world companion and is always the one who takes down the main villain for each world (this is in fact a gameplay element--a boss element-- bosses can only be killed finished off by Sora's attacks.). attacks). He's often also the one who provides the initiative for said main character to do whatever it is he needs they need to do.
30th Dec '14 11:18:13 AM FerrousFaucet
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, Dracula is often a pansy AnticlimaxBoss, where as Death is more often than not one of the hardest bosses in the game, generally being much harder to hit, faster and having much better attacks. In 'VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', Maria is a little girl Ricther rescues, and playing as her makes the game MUCH easier. It's taken to an extreme in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''. Dracula [[spoiler:aka Matthias]] relies on Death to do all the heavy lifting in the endgame [[spoiler:such as stealing Walter's vampire soul]] and ''Death'' is the FinalBoss.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, Dracula is often a pansy AnticlimaxBoss, where as Death is more often than not one of the hardest bosses in the game, generally being much harder to hit, faster and having much better attacks. In 'VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood'', Maria is a little girl Ricther rescues, and playing as her makes the game MUCH easier. It's taken to an extreme in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence''. Dracula [[spoiler:aka Matthias]] relies on Death to do all the heavy lifting in the endgame [[spoiler:such as stealing Walter's vampire soul]] and ''Death'' is the FinalBoss.
9th Nov '14 9:24:59 PM Therapsid
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* Eddie Riggs in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', as the ultimate roadie serves this role to the Resistance, whose leaders lack ThePowerOfRock and Eddie's skill with stage building and handling of equipment.

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* Eddie Riggs in ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', as the ultimate roadie serves this role to the Resistance, TheResistance, whose leaders lack ThePowerOfRock and Eddie's skill with stage building and building, handling of equipment.equipment, and organizing large groups of people so that they can work in coordination with each other.



* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' game, there is Josef, a Russian mafia lieutenant flown from Moscow to North Korea with the express intention of supporting Sergei, the exceedingly incompetent local mafia boss. With the help of the main character, Josef excels at reluctantly making his boss' insane plans come to fruition. Being so hypercompetent actually works against him, as Sergei grows increasingly paranoid about Josef planning to usurp his position (which wasn't even the case, as Josef honestly felt honor-bound to obey his boss no matter what).

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* In the first ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}'' game, there is Josef, a Russian mafia lieutenant flown from Moscow to North Korea with the express intention of supporting Sergei, the exceedingly incompetent local mafia boss. With the help of the main character, Josef excels at reluctantly making his boss' insane plans come to fruition. Being so hypercompetent actually works against him, as Sergei grows increasingly paranoid about Josef planning to usurp his position (which wasn't even the case, as Josef honestly felt [[HonorBeforeReason honor-bound to obey his boss no matter what).what]]).
28th Oct '14 10:35:17 AM inferno719
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** Similarly, in both of the battles with the Shadow Sirens in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the leader Beldam is the weakest member of the team compared to the far more deadly Marilyn and, in the second battle, the fairly more dangerous [[spoiler: Doopliss]].
17th Oct '14 1:09:14 PM MrUnderhill
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* And then ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening}}'' goes even further. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.

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* And then ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening}}'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' goes even further. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.
17th Oct '14 1:08:45 PM MrUnderhill
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* And then ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening}}'' goes even further. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.

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* And then ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening}}'' ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening}}'' goes even further. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.
17th Oct '14 1:08:29 PM MrUnderhill
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* And then ''[[{{FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' goes and tops it. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.

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* And then ''[[{{FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]'' ''{{VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening}}'' goes and tops it.even further. The Avatar has customizable growths like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, has access to every regular class as well as a [[JackOfAllStats pretty useful exclusive one]], can support with every unit in the army, can marry any unit of the opposite gender, and can have at least one child with all of them who will almost certainly go on to be even more [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] than they are. And ''un''like ''New Mystery's'' My Unit, the Avatar actually has a major presence in the story, even eclipsing [[TheHero Chrom]] and [[spoiler: Lucina]] at some points.
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