History Literature / WorldsOfPower

7th Aug '15 11:13:20 PM PF
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** One of the stranger examples is the ''Simon's Quest'' book, which adds elements such as the heroes needing to rescue some woman named Linda Entwhistle who is apparently Simon's girlfriend, or Dracula actually being some low-level lackey for a much more evil monster named Thanatos, or an encounter with a friendly troll named Freddie. Strange because the kid who accompanies Simon is [[AscendedFanboy a fan of the ''Castlevania'' games]] and that he specifically enters the world of the games, not just a fantasy world based on a videogame in the reader's world.

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** One of the stranger examples is the ''Simon's Quest'' book, which adds elements such as the heroes needing to rescue some woman named Linda Entwhistle who is apparently Simon's girlfriend, or Dracula actually being some low-level lackey for a much more evil monster named Thanatos, or an encounter with a friendly troll named Freddie. Strange because the kid who accompanies Simon is [[AscendedFanboy a fan fan]] of the ''Castlevania'' games]] games and that he specifically enters the world of the games, not just a fantasy world based on a videogame video game in the reader's world.
7th Aug '15 11:11:59 PM PF
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* AdaptationExpansion: Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. These details would later become canon in ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: AdaptationExpansion:
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Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. These details would later become canon in ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''.
6th Jul '15 7:07:07 PM starofjusticev21
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** One of the stranger examples is the ''Simon's Quest'' book, which adds elements such as the heroes needing to rescue some woman named Linda Entwhistle who is apparently Simon's girlfriend. Strange because the kid who accompanies Simon is [[AscendedFanboy a fan of the ''Castlevania'' games]] and that he specifically enters the world of the games, not just a fantasy world based on a videogame in the reader's world.

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** One of the stranger examples is the ''Simon's Quest'' book, which adds elements such as the heroes needing to rescue some woman named Linda Entwhistle who is apparently Simon's girlfriend.girlfriend, or Dracula actually being some low-level lackey for a much more evil monster named Thanatos, or an encounter with a friendly troll named Freddie. Strange because the kid who accompanies Simon is [[AscendedFanboy a fan of the ''Castlevania'' games]] and that he specifically enters the world of the games, not just a fantasy world based on a videogame in the reader's world.
6th Jul '15 7:02:31 PM starofjusticev21
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** One of the stranger examples is the ''Simon's Quest'' book, which adds elements such as the heroes needing to rescue some woman named Linda Entwhistle who is apparently Simon's girlfriend. Strange because the kid who accompanies Simon is [[AscendedFanboy a fan of the ''Castlevania'' games]] and that he specifically enters the world of the games, not just a fantasy world based on a videogame in the reader's world.
6th Jul '15 8:09:06 AM PF
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* TotallyRadical: Used in a number of these books.
** This is actually used as a weapon against Dracula, of all people.
* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped In Video Game Land]]: Happens in the ''Castlevania II'' book, in which the {{kid hero}} gets transported to the world of the video game itself (which is treated as specifically the world of a video game, unlike, say, the ''[[VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors Warriors & Wizards]]'' book, which treats Kuros's homeland as a fantasy world or other time period).

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* TotallyRadical: Used in a number of these books.
** This
books. For example, this is actually used as a weapon against Dracula, of all people.
* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped In in Video Game Land]]: Happens in the ''Castlevania II'' book, in which the {{kid hero}} gets transported to the world of the video game itself (which is treated as specifically the world of a video game, unlike, say, the ''[[VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors Warriors & Wizards]]'' book, which treats Kuros's homeland as a fantasy world or other time period).
6th Jul '15 6:57:39 AM starofjusticev21
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* LighterAndSofter: Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden'', or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's equivalent in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).

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* LighterAndSofter: Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden'', or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's equivalent in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops does get fairly brutal with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).deaths on both sides once it hits its home stretch.
24th Apr '15 7:15:07 AM PF
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* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors''

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* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors''''[[VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors Warriors & Wizards]]''



* AdaptationExpansion - Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. These details would later become canon in ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''.
* {{Bowdlerize}} - To placate the parents, rarely did the villains actually die. Enemy soldiers would be taken out with tranq bullets, animals and boss enemies turned out to really be robots, and there's a separate world for monsters that they're sent back to when they're defeated by meddling heroes, to name a couple.

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* AdaptationExpansion - AdaptationExpansion: Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. These details would later become canon in ''Blaster Master: Blasting Again''.
* {{Bowdlerize}} - {{Bowdlerize}}: To placate the parents, rarely did the villains actually die. Enemy soldiers would be taken out with tranq bullets, animals and boss enemies turned out to really be robots, and there's a separate world for monsters that they're sent back to when they're defeated by meddling heroes, to name a couple.



* ImprobableAge - Ryu Hayabusa of ''Ninja Gaiden'' has his age lowered from adulthood to 13, making his travel to America and his whole journey rather improbable.
* InNameOnly - ''[[{{Shadowgate}} Before Shadowgate]]'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}''. It's ostensibly a prequel.
* LighterAndSofter - Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's equivalent in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).
* RevisedEnding - In ''Ninja Gaiden'', Ryu's dad doesn't die in the book like he did in the game.
* TagalongKid - Many of the books, though not all, have the main character actually be some middle school student who goes on an adventure with the hero.
* TotallyRadical - Used in a number of these books.

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* ImprobableAge - ImprobableAge: Ryu Hayabusa of ''Ninja Gaiden'' has his age lowered from adulthood to 13, making his travel to America and his whole journey rather improbable.
* InNameOnly - ''[[{{Shadowgate}} InNameOnly: ''[[VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}} Before Shadowgate]]'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}''. It's ostensibly a prequel.
* LighterAndSofter - LighterAndSofter: Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or Gaiden'', or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's equivalent in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).
* RevisedEnding - RevisedEnding: In ''Ninja Gaiden'', Ryu's dad doesn't die in the book like he did in the game.
* TagalongKid - TagalongKid: Many of the books, though not all, have the main character actually be some middle school student who goes on an adventure with the hero.
* TotallyRadical - TotallyRadical: Used in a number of these books.



* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped In Video Game Land]]: Happens in the ''Castlevania II'' book, in which the {{kid hero}} gets transported to the world of the video game itself (which is treated as specifically the world of a video game, unlike, say, the ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' book, which treats Kuros's homeland as a fantasy world or other time period).

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* [[TrappedInTVLand Trapped In Video Game Land]]: Happens in the ''Castlevania II'' book, in which the {{kid hero}} gets transported to the world of the video game itself (which is treated as specifically the world of a video game, unlike, say, the ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' ''[[VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors Warriors & Wizards]]'' book, which treats Kuros's homeland as a fantasy world or other time period).
24th Apr '15 6:58:22 AM PF
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* AdaptationExpansion - Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is probably ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. Notable because of how it's...
* AscendedFanon - The ''Blaster Master'' adaptation is canon. Specifically, in the backstory of ''Blasting Again'', Jason is said to have married Eve, the woman from another planet who appears only in the book and is his companion for much of the story.

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* AdaptationExpansion - Considering how simple the games' plots were, a lot had to be added, and many of the stories added a great deal of backstory, or even additional characters. The most notable here is probably ''VideoGame/BlasterMaster'', which adds Eve, a human from another planet, as the original owner of the Sophia III vehicle. Notable because of how it's...
* AscendedFanon - The
These details would later become canon in ''Blaster Master'' adaptation is canon. Specifically, in the backstory of ''Blasting Again'', Jason is said to have married Eve, the woman from another planet who appears only in the book and is his companion for much of the story.Master: Blasting Again''.
6th Aug '14 4:35:05 PM Saurubiker
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* LighterAndSofter - Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's counterpart in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).

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* LighterAndSofter - Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's counterpart equivalent in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).
6th Aug '14 4:29:51 PM Saurubiker
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* LighterAndSofter - Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's counterpart in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel), or the guy posing as him anyway, takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).

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* LighterAndSofter - Yes, they've been bowdlerized from E and E10-equivalent games. Wildlife is non-fatally diverted away in ''Ninja Gaiden''--or turn out to be robots for no real reason. Jark Markson (Ladd Spencer's counterpart in the ''Bionic Commando'' novel), or the guy posing as him anyway, novel) takes out Badd troops with karate and tranquilizers (though he still explodes Master D at the end).
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