History InformedAbility / VideoGames

26th Apr '17 3:47:21 PM Zaptech
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** Garrus also claimed he was a top ranked hand-to-hand specialist. All he ever does without his sniper rifle is sucker punch people.
22nd Apr '17 4:56:50 PM nombretomado
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* Leon Silverberg of ''SuikodenII'' is supposed to be perhaps the greatest strategists to ever live. Except the player only sees brilliance from his former student Shu, who is so terrified of Leon's unbeatable brilliance that he [[spoiler:nearly kills himself to bring Leon down.]] Never mind that Leon is never seen do anything all that special. Considering the mind-boggling brilliance of some of the strategists in the series, Leon is an extreme case of this trope.

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* Leon Silverberg of ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is supposed to be perhaps the greatest strategists to ever live. Except the player only sees brilliance from his former student Shu, who is so terrified of Leon's unbeatable brilliance that he [[spoiler:nearly kills himself to bring Leon down.]] Never mind that Leon is never seen do anything all that special. Considering the mind-boggling brilliance of some of the strategists in the series, Leon is an extreme case of this trope.
16th Apr '17 6:55:09 PM Robotnik
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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', Kratos was stated to have a large amount of success as a general in the Spartan army, which would be more passable if not for the fact the sequels depict him as being TooDumbToLive.

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* In ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', Kratos was stated to have a large amount of success as a general in the Spartan army, which would be more passable if not for the fact the sequels depict him as being TooDumbToLive. Presumably, his status as a OneManArmy made up for any strategic failings.
22nd Mar '17 7:31:57 AM CyrenaPeleman
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** Garrus also claimed he was a top ranked hand-to-hand specialist. All he ever does without his sniper rifle is sucker punch people.
15th Mar '17 6:55:59 PM Loekman3
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Master Xehanort is said to be "a devious tactician", against whom "there is nothing {you} can do that he will not, to some extent, be able to predict". However, it should be noted that almost all of his successes so far have been: (A) merely {{Retcon}}s simply turning him into a GreaterScopeVillain over other villains' well-established accomplishments, and/or (B) largely dependent on the good guys repeatedly holding the IdiotBall. His ObviouslyEvil attributes only make it even more glaring that he's somehow managed to manipulate as many people as he has.


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** Master Xehanort is said to be "a devious tactician", against whom "there is nothing {you} can do that he will not, to some extent, be able to predict". However, it should be noted that almost all of his successes so far have been: (A) merely {{Retcon}}s simply turning him into a GreaterScopeVillain over other villains' well-established accomplishments, and/or (B) largely dependent on the good guys repeatedly holding the IdiotBall. His ObviouslyEvil attributes only make it even more glaring that he's somehow managed to manipulate as many people as he has.
5th Dec '16 2:03:06 PM DustSnitch
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* The wingmen you fly with in the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games are all supposed to be truly {{badass}} veteran pilots, but with a relative few exceptions... well, [[ArtificialStupidity they aren't]].

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* The wingmen you fly with in the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' games are all supposed to be truly {{badass}} badass veteran pilots, but with a relative few exceptions... well, [[ArtificialStupidity they aren't]].
29th Nov '16 6:43:43 PM Gravityman
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** A particularly glaring example is Vikavolt. A lot of materials all claim it is a very fast Pokemon, even though its base speed stat is a glacially slow 43, making it the second slowest fully-evolved Electric-type in the series, only beating out Stunfisk.

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** A particularly glaring example is Vikavolt. A lot of materials all claim it is a very fast Pokemon, even though its base speed stat is a glacially slow 43, making it the second slowest fully-evolved Electric-type in the series, only beating out Stunfisk. Even Vikavolt's wingless ''larval'' form is faster than it is.
29th Nov '16 6:41:06 PM Gravityman
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** A particularly glaring example is Vikavolt. A lot of materials all claim it is a very fast Pokemon, even though its base speed stat is a glacially slow 43, making it the second slowest fully-evolved Electric-type in the series, only beating out Stunfisk.
6th Nov '16 11:09:23 AM ChocolateRob
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** [[spoiler: Turns out he's JustToyingWithThem. When you re-fight him using the [[NewGamePlus Paradox Scope]], he's significantly more difficult. ]]
6th Nov '16 11:07:08 AM ChocolateRob
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* ''VagrantStory'' has Lady Samantha and Callo Merlose. Samantha is a Catholic-schoolgirl-styled, doe-eyed ingenue who we're told is a captain of the Crimson Blades; Callo Merlose is a VKP Inquisitor who spends the entire game as a hostage who is supposedly capable of defending herself (but chooses not to, because she's a psychic spy and her captors were the ones she was supposed to be investigating). Either way, they're not seen doing much of the stuff they're supposedly able to do.

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* ''VagrantStory'' has Lady Samantha and Callo Merlose. 'Commander' Samantha is a Catholic-schoolgirl-styled, doe-eyed ingenue who we're told is a captain of the Crimson Blades; Callo Merlose is a VKP Inquisitor who spends the entire game as a hostage who is supposedly capable of defending herself (but chooses not to, because she's a psychic spy and her captors were the ones she was supposed to be investigating). Either way, they're not never seen doing much any kind of the stuff they're supposedly able to do.commanding or ever really understanding what is going on around her.
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