History LetsGetDangerous / VideoGames

13th Nov '17 9:14:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', throughout most of the game, the Vortigaunts serve as your alien allies in the fight against the Combine, providing some technical support and adding some interesting variety to the rebel fighters. However, you never actually see them in combat. This changes in Episode 2 in the chapter This Vortal Coil, where the Vortigaunts show you the true power of the Vortessence along with an epic fight song against legions of ant lions.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', throughout most of the game, the Vortigaunts serve as your alien allies in the fight against the Combine, providing some technical support and adding some interesting variety to the rebel fighters. However, you never actually see them in combat. This changes in Episode 2 in the chapter This Vortal Coil, where the Vortigaunts show you the true power of the Vortessence along with an epic fight song against legions of ant lions.
12th Oct '17 9:03:26 AM Arachnos
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** [[BoisterousWeakling Cirno]], of all people. She's just a [[CannonFodder fairy]], right? But when she puts her mind to it, she can go toe-to-toe with the likes of [[WaveMotionGun Marisa]] [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Kirisame]], [[NukeEm Utsuho]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Reiuji]], the aforementioned [[{{Psychopomps}} Yama]], and ''a [[IAmNotLeftHanded full-power]] [[PhysicalGod Okina]] [[BigBad Matara]]'', and sometimes even '''win'''.

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** [[BoisterousWeakling Cirno]], of all people. She's just a [[CannonFodder fairy]], right? But when she puts her mind to it, she can go toe-to-toe with the likes of [[WaveMotionGun Marisa]] [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Kirisame]], [[NukeEm Utsuho]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Reiuji]], the aforementioned [[{{Psychopomps}} [[{{Psychopomp}} Yama]], and ''a [[IAmNotLeftHanded full-power]] [[PhysicalGod Okina]] [[BigBad Matara]]'', and sometimes even '''win'''.
12th Oct '17 9:02:46 AM Arachnos
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** And, of course, there is Eiki Shiki Yamaxanadu, the annoying yama who lectures anyone and everyone about their faults. Her actual power is still not known because Yukari was convinced ''her, Reimu, and Yuyuko'' would be no match for her.

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** And, of course, there is Eiki Shiki Yamaxanadu, the annoying yama who lectures anyone and everyone about their faults. Her actual power is still not known because Yukari was convinced ''her, Reimu, and Yuyuko'' would be no match for her. Admittedly, there exists a translation ambiguity over whether Yukari means her power or simply the intensity of her lectures, but one thing is certain: when death eventually comes, the fate of your soul is solely in Eiki's hands. Maybe you should've listened to her warnings...
** [[BoisterousWeakling Cirno]], of all people. She's just a [[CannonFodder fairy]], right? But when she puts her mind to it, she can go toe-to-toe with the likes of [[WaveMotionGun Marisa]] [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Kirisame]], [[NukeEm Utsuho]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Reiuji]], the aforementioned [[{{Psychopomps}} Yama]], and ''a [[IAmNotLeftHanded full-power]] [[PhysicalGod Okina]] [[BigBad Matara]]'', and sometimes even '''win'''.
16th Sep '17 11:38:01 AM DarkHunter
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': For the first two routes, Rider comes across as a ''very'' mediocre Servant, losing to a half powered Saber in Fate and to a normal ''human'' (with Reinforced fists but ''still'') in UBW. But then you get to HF, and it looks like she's dead again to Saber -- and did she just curbstomp True Assassin, effortlessly turn Archer (who spent the previous two routes establishing himself as a badass) to stone, and fighting on near even terms with Dark Saber while not having a Master to draw energy from? [[TookALevelInBadass Holy crap.]]
** Of course, she had the misfortune of having Shinji as a master in the first two routes. Once Rider regains her true master, she shows what she's really capable of.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': For the first two routes, Rider comes across as a ''very'' mediocre Servant, losing to a half powered Saber in Fate and to a normal ''human'' (with Reinforced fists but ''still'') in UBW. But then you get to HF, and it looks like she's dead again to Saber -- and did she just curbstomp True Assassin, effortlessly turn Archer (who spent the previous two routes establishing himself as a badass) to stone, and fighting on near even terms with Dark Saber while not having a Master to draw energy from? [[TookALevelInBadass Holy crap.]]
** Of course,
]] Part of this was because she had the misfortune of having Shinji as a master in the first two routes. Once Rider regains Not only does Shinji have pathetic magic reserves to power her with, she hates his guts and isn't interested in trying her best for him. When her true master, Master, [[spoiler:Sakura]], is in play, who has enormous magical reserves and whom she shows what she's really capable of.actually cares for, her performance shoots up considerably.
1st Aug '17 6:52:25 PM SpoonElemental
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* ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'': Characters with the laid-back personality type will often exhibit traits such as hiding behind teammates to avoid attacks, or giving up in the middle of a task because it's too hard. They also have a randomly activated passive ability called "Get Serious" which causes them to become unusually focused during the turn in which it activates, doubling the effectiveness of whatever skill they use.
28th May '17 10:41:52 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', one of the recurring side characters is Siegmeyer, a bumbling LordErrorProne who frequently gets himself into trouble and has to be bailed out by the player. However, if you help him out every time he needs it, then he returns the favor in [[spoiler:Lost Izalith]], attempting a HeroicSacrifice by charging a cluster of Chaos Eaters. Note 'attempting': there's a very real chance he'll survive the fight, even if you don't help him out.
-->''[[BewareTheNiceOnes I am Siegmeyer of Catarina, and you will feel my wrath!]]''

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', one ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'':
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of the recurring side characters is Siegmeyer, a bumbling LordErrorProne who frequently gets himself into trouble and has to be bailed out by the player. However, if you help him out every time he needs it, then he returns the favor in [[spoiler:Lost Izalith]], attempting a HeroicSacrifice by charging a cluster of Chaos Eaters. Note 'attempting': there's a very real chance he'll survive the fight, even if you don't help him out.
-->''[[BewareTheNiceOnes --->''[[BewareTheNiceOnes I am Siegmeyer of Catarina, and you will feel my wrath!]]''wrath!]]''
** Solaire of Astora is a FountainOfMemes and is more well-known for his quirkiness and friendliness among the fans. Which often leads to some amazement if those fans get into a situation where they have to fight him and he proves to actually be a very strong fighter. He's the only other Undead in the game that actually manages to fight his way all the way to the FinalBoss (if he doesn't get caught in a trap along the way), and if you get his equipment, the descriptions make note that there is ''absolutely nothing magical'' about any of it: Solaire is just that good.
8th Apr '17 9:34:14 AM nombretomado
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* ''Doc Louis's PunchOut'' ([[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition exclusive to Club Nintendo Platinum members or those around for its final sale]] as of this writing): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EpbyzjlO20 As this video demonstrates]], if you [[spoiler:knock a [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate bar]] out of his hands]], he'll get angry and [[spoiler:shed his jacket to reveal ''a leopard-print jacket'']], and the training essentially becomes a Title Defense fight.

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* ''Doc Louis's PunchOut'' VideoGame/PunchOut'' ([[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition exclusive to Club Nintendo Platinum members or those around for its final sale]] as of this writing): [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EpbyzjlO20 As this video demonstrates]], if you [[spoiler:knock a [[TrademarkFavoriteFood chocolate bar]] out of his hands]], he'll get angry and [[spoiler:shed his jacket to reveal ''a leopard-print jacket'']], and the training essentially becomes a Title Defense fight.
21st Dec '16 9:44:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': For the first two routes, Rider comes across as a ''very'' mediocre Servant, losing to a half powered Saber in Fate and to a normal ''human'' (with Reinforced fists but ''still'') in UBW. But then you get to HF, and it looks like she's dead again to Saber -- and did she just curbstomp True Assassin, effortlessly turn Archer (who spent the previous two routes establishing himself as a {{badass}}) to stone, and fighting on near even terms with Dark Saber while not having a Master to draw energy from? [[TookALevelInBadass Holy crap.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': For the first two routes, Rider comes across as a ''very'' mediocre Servant, losing to a half powered Saber in Fate and to a normal ''human'' (with Reinforced fists but ''still'') in UBW. But then you get to HF, and it looks like she's dead again to Saber -- and did she just curbstomp True Assassin, effortlessly turn Archer (who spent the previous two routes establishing himself as a {{badass}}) badass) to stone, and fighting on near even terms with Dark Saber while not having a Master to draw energy from? [[TookALevelInBadass Holy crap.]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Galuf is a wisecracking old coot who makes bad puns and happily uses his amnesia to duck blame. This changes completely when he has to rescue the others, and particularly whenever [[BigBad Exdeath]] gets involved -- he is quite a {{badass}}, enough to [[spoiler:defeat Exdeath [[TakingYouWithMe with ''zero HP''.]]]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': Galuf is a wisecracking old coot who makes bad puns and happily uses his amnesia to duck blame. This changes completely when he has to rescue the others, and particularly whenever [[BigBad Exdeath]] gets involved -- he is quite a {{badass}}, badass, enough to [[spoiler:defeat Exdeath [[TakingYouWithMe with ''zero HP''.]]]]
10th Nov '16 10:51:39 AM Sar-Chasm
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* Phoenix Wright, ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. He spends the majority of each case absolutely floundering and desperately looking for flaws in the witness testimonies. Then comes that brilliant moment where all the contradictions fall into place to reveal the truth, and he becomes akin to a force of nature.\\
This is reflected in his appearance in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVersusCapcom3'', where he spends most of the battle with fairly underpowered attacks, until he collects enough evidence to enter trial mode, when he becomes a force to be reckoned with. He can even take things UpToEleven by entering the even more powerful Turnabout Mode by landing an objection on his opponent in trial mode.

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* Phoenix Wright, ''Franchise/AceAttorney''. He spends the majority of each case absolutely floundering and desperately looking for flaws in the witness testimonies. Then comes that brilliant moment where all the contradictions fall into place to reveal the truth, and he becomes akin to a force of nature.\\
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is reflected in his appearance in ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVersusCapcom3'', where he spends most of the battle with fairly underpowered attacks, until he collects enough evidence to enter trial mode, when he becomes a force to be reckoned with. He can even take things UpToEleven by entering the even more powerful Turnabout Mode by landing an objection on his opponent in trial mode.



* Porky/[[DubNameChange Pokey]] Minch spends most of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' avoiding confrontation with Ness and just being an annoyance. Come the final battle, and now he's got a spider-mech and he's fighting alongside Gyiyg/[[DubNameChange Giygas]] and he's a major threat. The track that plays during the fight is even titled "Porky Means Business."[[note]]Though it's actually called '''Cease to Exist''']]

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* Porky/[[DubNameChange Pokey]] Minch spends most of ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' avoiding confrontation with Ness and just being an annoyance. Come the final battle, and now he's got a spider-mech and he's fighting alongside Gyiyg/[[DubNameChange Giygas]] and he's a major threat. The track that plays during the fight is even titled "Porky Means Business."[[note]]Though "[[note/Though it's actually called '''Cease to Exist''']]
8th Nov '16 12:34:16 AM Argon2
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* The {{Remake}} of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' has a minor, purely visual example with Chris who normally fires his shotgun from the hip. When you're facing a boss, however, he fires from the shoulder. The implication is that for creatures like zombies he's a good enough shot to take them down with a hip shot, but when facing a giant snake or the [[FinalBoss Tyrant]] they're deadly enough that every shot counts so he'd better aim properly and ''hit that damned weak spot''.

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* The {{Remake}} of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' has a minor, purely visual example with Chris Chris, who normally fires his shotgun from the hip. When you're facing a boss, however, he fires from the shoulder. The implication is that for creatures like zombies he's a good enough shot to take them down with a hip shot, but when facing a giant snake or the [[FinalBoss Tyrant]] they're deadly enough that every shot counts so he'd better aim properly and ''hit that damned weak spot''.spot''.
* For most of ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', Akane is aiming for an ideal outcome in which everyone peacefully survives the Decision Game. Then her LoveInterest is brutally murdered, and you can practically ''see'' her priorities change to '[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge roarsmashkill]]'. She doesn't even try to mediate the situation after that.
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