History LampshadeHanging / VideoGames

17th Jan '18 4:53:35 AM PhatPhish
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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', at first, only Sora, [[spoiler:Riku and The King]] have the ability to wield a Keyblade. Later on, in Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas [[spoiler:and Kairi]] can wield one (Hell, Roxas can wield TWO!). In that Game's secret ending and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', it is also revealed that Terra, Ventus, Aqua, and Master Eraqus can wield them, [[spoiler: as can Master Xehanort and Vanitas.]] Not only that, [[spoiler:Yen Sid is revealed to be a retired Keyblade Master]]. And at the end of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]]'', [[spoiler: Lea is able to weld a Keyblade]]. There's even a world full of abandoned Keyblades at the end of the game, suggesting that at some point, there has been THOUSANDS of people able to wield the Keyblade. I think Braig summed it up best:

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* In ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', at first, first only Sora, Sora [[spoiler:Riku and The King]] have the ability to wield Mickey]] can use a Keyblade. Later on, in Kingdom Hearts II, Roxas [[spoiler:and Kairi]] can wield one (Hell, (with Roxas can wield TWO!). being able to use [[DualWielding two]]). In that Game's game's secret ending and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep Birth by Sleep]]'', it is also revealed that Terra, Ventus, Aqua, and Master Eraqus can wield them, [[spoiler: as can Master Xehanort and Vanitas.]] Not only that, [[spoiler:Yen Sid is revealed to be a retired Keyblade Master]]. And at the end of ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]]'', [[spoiler: Lea is able to weld a Keyblade]].Vanitas]]. There's even a world full of abandoned Keyblades at the end of the game, suggesting that at some point, there has been THOUSANDS of people able to wield the Keyblade. I think Braig summed it up best:
9th Jan '18 12:55:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the ''TheBardsTale'' remake with Cary Elwes, the character is featured repeatedly speaking to the narrator in debate of what he says, or simply because he feels it not necessary, commenting at various points on subjects like [[ImpossibleItemDrop why wolves were carrying valuable items]], or [[KleptomaniacHero the ethics of looting other people's belongings]].

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* In the ''TheBardsTale'' ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' remake with Cary Elwes, the character is featured repeatedly speaking to the narrator in debate of what he says, or simply because he feels it not necessary, commenting at various points on subjects like [[ImpossibleItemDrop why wolves were carrying valuable items]], or [[KleptomaniacHero the ethics of looting other people's belongings]].
13th Nov '17 9:13:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', Dr. Breen hangs a lampshade on Gordon Freeman himself, saying that he's just a theoretical physicist, just one normal human. ...Which makes sense, really. How the heck is this one ordinary guy not only an MIT educated theoretical physicist, but also a OneManArmy?

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Dr. Breen hangs a lampshade on Gordon Freeman himself, saying that he's just a theoretical physicist, just one normal human. ...Which makes sense, really. How the heck is this one ordinary guy not only an MIT educated theoretical physicist, but also a OneManArmy?
9th Oct '17 9:02:57 PM Adbot
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* In 4X game ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilisations'' there is a yearly report which tells you how good you rank compared to everyone, including some text about it. One of the possible texts lampshades the immense population growth of up to 150% per year by telling the player:

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* In 4X game ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilisations'' ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'' there is a yearly report which tells you how good you rank compared to everyone, including some text about it. One of the possible texts lampshades the immense population growth of up to 150% per year by telling the player:
21st Sep '17 12:05:59 AM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame{{Undertale}}'', Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. At this moment, Frisk is trying to avoid being noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* In ''VideoGame{{Undertale}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. At this moment, Frisk is trying to avoid being noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".
21st Sep '17 12:05:12 AM Sammettik
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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness, Wakin from Team Snagem says [[spoiler:when attempting to take your Snag Machine]] something along the lines of, "We know you're a great battler. Well, we're not going to have any of that." [[spoiler:He then proceeds to put you to sleep with his Gloom.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness, ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', Wakin from Team Snagem says [[spoiler:when attempting to take your Snag Machine]] something along the lines of, "We know you're a great battler. Well, we're not going to have any of that." [[spoiler:He then proceeds to put you to sleep with his Gloom.]]



* The color commentators do this ''all the time'' in the ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series.



* Videogame/EarthBound lampshades ''dozens'' of RPG cliches. Understandable, given it's something of an AffectionateParody.

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* Videogame/EarthBound *'' Videogame/EarthBound'' lampshades ''dozens'' of RPG cliches. Understandable, given it's something of an AffectionateParody.



* Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' spend every chance they get pointing out that the game world is based on what amounts to dog fighting, and that it is cruel and wrong. And they are supposed to be the bad guys.
** In COMPLETE spite of several factors that pretty clearly mark Pokemon Battles as something VERY DIFFERENT.
** A Black Belt comments on some of the dangerous gimmicks the gyms have. Naturally, he says this in the gym that has FrictionlessIce going over BottomlessPits.

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* Team Plasma from ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' spend every chance they get pointing out that the game world is based on what amounts to dog fighting, and that it is cruel and wrong. And they are supposed to be the bad guys.
** In COMPLETE spite of several factors that pretty clearly mark Pokemon Battles as something VERY DIFFERENT.
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In''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', A Black Belt comments on some of the dangerous gimmicks the gyms have. Naturally, he says this in the gym that has FrictionlessIce going over BottomlessPits.



* ''HouseOfTheDead2'' Very subtle example. At the very beginning of Stage Two a car swerves towards you out of control, if you don't shoot the zombie on the bonnet it passes you and crashes into a shop, killing the man inside (and changing the path you take). ''Just'' before you duck inside you get a glimpse of the shop's name. It's called [[spoiler:Curtains]]. Boom, boom, tish.



* In {{Undertale}}, Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. At this moment, Frisk is trying to avoid being noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".
* In LuigisMansionDarkMoon, Professor E. Gadd tells Luigi that similar to every other location Luigi's tackled, one of the Professor's Toad assistants had been sent into the mansion. This is followed by the professor commenting on the unlikely odds of this. He then goes on to say the actual likelihood of the situation, then waves it away and says it's not important.

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* In {{Undertale}}, ''VideoGame{{Undertale}}'', Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. At this moment, Frisk is trying to avoid being noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".
* In LuigisMansionDarkMoon, ''VideoGame/LuigisMansionDarkMoon'', Professor E. Gadd tells Luigi that similar to every other location Luigi's tackled, one of the Professor's Toad assistants had been sent into the mansion. This is followed by the professor commenting on the unlikely odds of this. He then goes on to say the actual likelihood of the situation, then waves it away and says it's not important.
9th Sep '17 9:45:34 PM nombretomado
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* The color commentators do this ''all the time'' in the ''BackyardSports'' series.

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* The color commentators do this ''all the time'' in the ''BackyardSports'' ''VideoGame/BackyardSports'' series.
3rd May '17 2:06:34 AM Doryna
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutShelter'', the "Four Horsemen of the Post-Apocalypse" quest sends you to a newspaper called Weekly Exposition. The editor of the paper literally hangs a lampshade before giving you... well, exposition.
24th Apr '17 1:55:09 AM phineas81707
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* In {{Undertale}}, Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. Frisk, of course, probably shouldn't be noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".

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* In {{Undertale}}, Sans is conversing with [[PlayerCharacter Frisk]] when his brother Papyrus comes prancing down the street. Frisk, of course, probably shouldn't be At this moment, Frisk is trying to avoid being noticed by Papyrus. So, what does Sans suggest? To hide behind a "conveniently shaped lamp".
15th Apr '17 11:15:34 PM superstrijder15
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* In 4X game ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilisations'' there is a yearly report which tells you how good you rank compared to everyone, including some text about it. One of the possible texts lampshades the immense population growth of up to 150% per year by telling the player: 'Critics say that there is no way that people are being born so fast, which is true. Really these are just people who got richer due to our economic growth and started paying taxes.
Anyway, we now have XX billion more people paying taxes than last year.'

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* In 4X game ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilisations'' there is a yearly report which tells you how good you rank compared to everyone, including some text about it. One of the possible texts lampshades the immense population growth of up to 150% per year by telling the player: 'Critics player:
-->'''Yearly Report:''' Critics
say that there is no way that people are being born so fast, which is true. Really these are just people who got richer due to our economic growth and started paying taxes.
Anyway, -->Anyway, we now have XX billion more people paying taxes than last year.'
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