History InformedAbility / VideoGames

9th Oct '17 9:07:31 AM Peridonyx
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* In ''KingdomHearts'', [[TheGambler Luxord]] of Organization XIII is stated to have time-based powers, which extends to putting a "Time Limit" in his boss battle that really just ends up being "Hit Luxord a lot" and fights more with his [[DeathDealer cards]].
** 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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* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'':
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[[TheGambler Luxord]] of Organization XIII is stated to have time-based powers, which extends to putting a "Time Limit" in his boss battle that really just ends up being "Hit Luxord a lot" and fights more with his [[DeathDealer cards]].
** The other characters regard Master Xehanort is said to be "a devious tactician", against whom "there is as the ultimate schemer, leaving nothing {you} can do that he will not, to some extent, be able to predict". chance and being skilled in long-term plans with multiple back-ups just in case. However, it should be noted this status of his only comes about due to ''3D'' retconning the actions of Maleficent, Ansem, and Xemnas as them acting in accordance with Master Xehanort's plans, and everything that almost happened in the prior games was AllAccordingToPlan. Further, 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 Xehanort's incarnations are rather frequently blindsided or make it mistakes, which Master Xehanort even more glaring that he's somehow managed to manipulate as many people admits in ''3D''. He's really not so much a great schemer as he has.is lucky at playing GambitRoulette.
23rd Sep '17 4:18:24 AM lillolillo
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** The tie-in novel ''{{The Shattering|PreludeToCataclysm}}'' informs that Aggra is an exemplary shaman in her own right. As far as she's actually written, however? She's Thrall's SatelliteLoveInterest [[spoiler:and [[BabiesEverAfter eventual]] [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition babymama]]]], but little else.

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** The tie-in novel ''{{The Shattering|PreludeToCataclysm}}'' ''Literature/TheShatteringPreludeToCataclysm'' informs that Aggra is an exemplary shaman in her own right. As far as she's actually written, however? She's Thrall's SatelliteLoveInterest [[spoiler:and [[BabiesEverAfter eventual]] [[BirthDeathJuxtaposition babymama]]]], but little else.
6th Sep '17 12:12:04 PM MBG
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** Gilgamesh, the BigBad of one route and TheDragon of another apparently has such a high charisma (A+ rank) that his goes beyond "Can be said to have achieved the greatest level of popularity as a human being" (which is A rank). However, you never, never see him doing anything remotely charismatic. Quite the opposite, actually. He spends his whole time being a {{Jerkass}}, SmugSnake, SocialDarwinist who tries to rape Saber.

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** Gilgamesh, the BigBad of one route and TheDragon of another apparently has such a high charisma (A+ rank) that his goes beyond "Can be said to have achieved the greatest level of popularity as a human being" (which is A rank). However, you never, never see him doing anything remotely charismatic. Quite the opposite, actually. He spends his whole time being a {{Jerkass}}, SmugSnake, SocialDarwinist who tries to rape Saber. He does end up showing some of it off in ''Anime/FateZero'', where he manages to talk Kirei Kotomine into his StartOfDarkness, but Kirei was pretty clearly on the edge already.
31st Aug '17 5:24:32 AM NNinja
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31st Aug '17 5:23:46 AM NNinja
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Cyan, the greatest knight of Doma, has the unique in-game ability of [[TierInducedScrappy standing around waiting for thirty seconds while monsters kick him and every other party member in the face before he can use his mostly useless sword techniques]].
29th Aug '17 11:21:49 PM Nazo
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers[[/note]]. It's worth pointing out that this, as well as the "curse", are only mentioned in the American translation of the instruction manual and aren't likely {{Canon}} to begin with.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers[[/note]]. platformers.[[/note]] It's worth pointing out that this, as well as the "curse", are only mentioned in the American translation of the instruction manual and aren't likely {{Canon}} to begin with.
29th Aug '17 11:21:14 PM Nazo
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers.[[/note]]. It's worth pointing out too this, as well as this "curse", are only mentioned in the American translation of the instruction manual and aren't likely {{Canon}} to begin with...

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers.[[/note]]. platformers[[/note]]. It's worth pointing out too that this, as well as this the "curse", are only mentioned in the American translation of the instruction manual and aren't likely {{Canon}} to begin with...with.
16th Aug '17 10:48:15 AM MBG
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** Zygarde was introduced as a guardian meant to counter Xerneas and Yveltal. Instead it's a weaker Garchomp and largely useless against both legendaries.
12th Aug '17 4:48:03 AM gophergiggles
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* The various "ultimate weapons" in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' are repeatedly shown to not at all meet such a boast. All the various Tyrants tend to fall to either a single opponent or a group of two armed with conventional weaponry, the Nemesis is debatably only a threat because his opponent is a single underarmed person ''already'' struggling to survive with limited access to supplies, and all are rather easily finished off by a single explosive. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' really hammers this home with the ''five Tyrants'' sent to kill the single United States Army unit that was investigating the Dead Factory. As evidenced by the numerous Tyrant corpses littering the area, it seems a proper military unit was able to take down all five with little difficulty and standard military-grade gear.

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* The various "ultimate weapons" in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' are repeatedly shown to not at all meet such a boast. All the various Tyrants tend to fall to either a single opponent or a group of two armed with conventional weaponry, the Nemesis is debatably only a threat because his opponent is a single underarmed person ''already'' struggling to survive with limited access to supplies, and all are rather easily finished off by a single explosive. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3'' really hammers this home with the ''five Tyrants'' sent to kill the single United States Army unit that was investigating the Dead Factory. As evidenced by the numerous Tyrant corpses littering the area, it seems a proper military unit was able to take down all five with little difficulty and standard military-grade gear.gear. True they took heavy casualties, but if they also had no clue what they would be facing; a military unit with proper intel on these things would smear them all over the landscape with weapons readily available to their soldiers.
12th Aug '17 4:43:07 AM gophergiggles
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers.[[/note]].

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Princess Peach is said in the first game to have magical powers that can reverse Bowser's curse. This is never shown, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness and is not mentioned again past this game]] [[note]]That being said, she does prove to be something of an impressive WhiteMage in several [=RPGs=], though those are all side games instead of main platformers.[[/note]]. It's worth pointing out too this, as well as this "curse", are only mentioned in the American translation of the instruction manual and aren't likely {{Canon}} to begin with...
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