History LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters / VideoGames

13th Sep '16 12:09:05 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' As of this count has 156 playable characters, and about 50 non-playable others.

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* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' As of this count has 156 playable characters, and about 50 non-playable others.others.
* In the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'', you have seven characters that are playable throughout most of the game (Rean, Elliot, Alisa, Laura, Fie, Jusis and Machias), two that join temporarily in parts of the game that become playable in Chapter 5 (Millium and Crow) and two that are briefly playable (Sara and Angelica). Ten out of those eleven are playable in ''Cold Steel II'' and the game piles on a bevy of PromotedToPlayable characters such that your playable team is larger than ''Final Fantasy VI'', assuming you don't count that game's briefly playable moogles.
8th Sep '16 8:35:18 AM technickal
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** This is actually zig-zagged in the Jugdral series, at least Genealogy of the Holy War. There is no ArbitraryHeadCountLimit, and while the cast of (playable) characters looks about the average size of a Fire Emblem game, you only get to use about ''half'' at once due to the game's narrative. Of the 2nd half, a good portion of the characters you see on a list are merely substitute characters.

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** This is actually zig-zagged in the Jugdral Jugdratl series, at least Genealogy of the Holy War. There is no ArbitraryHeadCountLimit, and while the cast of (playable) characters looks about the average size of a Fire Emblem game, you only get to use about ''half'' at once due to the game's narrative. Of the 2nd half, a good portion of the characters you see on a list are merely substitute characters.



* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' has a special set of costumes that can be unlocked via {{amiibo}}, 100-Mario Challenge and/or Event Courses. There are a whopping 150 of them and counting. So, yes, you can finally play as Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in a Mario game. And Franchise/MegaMan. And Franchise/PacMan.
** Technically, these are just sprites swaps in the form of Mystery Mushroom power-ups, where each character is still bound by the Mario gameplay, and can turn back into Mario upon getting hit.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioMaker'' has a special set of costumes that can be unlocked via {{amiibo}}, 100-Mario Challenge and/or Event Courses. There are a whopping 150 of them and counting. So, yes, you can finally play as Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog in a Mario game. And Franchise/MegaMan. And Franchise/PacMan.
** Technically, these are just sprites swaps in
Franchise/PacMan. Although the form of Mystery Mushroom power-ups, where each character is characters have the same abilities as Mario himself, that's still bound by the Mario gameplay, and can turn back into Mario upon getting hit.a lot.
19th Jul '16 11:32:31 AM Callao
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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' managed to gross 52 playable characters by the time of ''Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkudan'' (''Samurai Shodown VI'').

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' managed to gross 52 playable characters by the time of ''Samurai Spirits: Tenkaichi Kenkudan'' (''Samurai Shodown VI'').VI'').
* ''VideoGame/MarvelAvengersAlliance'' As of this count has 156 playable characters, and about 50 non-playable others.
28th May '16 2:45:35 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** Said "8-sim-per-household" limit can also be circumvented with the help of mods, although interface and processing power limitations do enforce some kind of limit.
15th May '16 6:50:02 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** Following the surprise success of the 64 game, its sequel on the GameCube, ''Super Smash Bros Melee'' had a much larger budget and development cycle. In addition to refining what players loved about the original game, ''Melee'' doubled the amount of playable characters from 12 to 26. Notable additions included obscure Nintendo characters like the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game and Watch as well as two swordsman, Marth and Roy, from a [[MarthDebutedInSuperSmashBros then]] Japanese exclusive franchise called ''Fire Emblem''.

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** Following the surprise success of the 64 game, its sequel on the GameCube, ''Super Smash Bros Melee'' had a much larger budget and development cycle. In addition to refining what players loved about the original game, ''Melee'' doubled the amount of playable characters from 12 to 26. Notable additions included obscure Nintendo characters like the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game and Watch as well as two swordsman, Marth and Roy, from a [[MarthDebutedInSuperSmashBros [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros then]] Japanese exclusive franchise called ''Fire Emblem''.
15th May '16 6:49:28 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** Following the surprise success of the 64 game, its sequel on the GameCube, ''Super Smash Bros Melee'' had a much larger budget and development cycle. In addition to refining what players loved about the original game, ''Melee'' doubled the amount of playable characters from 12 to 26. Notable additions included obscure Nintendo characters like the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game and Watch as well as two swordsman, Marth and Roy, from a then Japanese exclusive franchise called ''Fire Emblem''.

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** Following the surprise success of the 64 game, its sequel on the GameCube, ''Super Smash Bros Melee'' had a much larger budget and development cycle. In addition to refining what players loved about the original game, ''Melee'' doubled the amount of playable characters from 12 to 26. Notable additions included obscure Nintendo characters like the Ice Climbers and Mr. Game and Watch as well as two swordsman, Marth and Roy, from a then [[MarthDebutedInSuperSmashBros then]] Japanese exclusive franchise called ''Fire Emblem''.
11th May '16 3:32:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Collecting the 28 playable characters (each with their own elaborated backstory) is a relevant part of the gameplay of ''ValkyrieProfile''. These characters very soon become so numerous that it's hard for the player to feel attachment for any one of them.

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* Collecting the 28 playable characters (each with their own elaborated backstory) is a relevant part of the gameplay of ''ValkyrieProfile''.''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile''. These characters very soon become so numerous that it's hard for the player to feel attachment for any one of them.



** ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' has about 19 playable characters (20 if you include Ancel the Guest and CrutchCharacter), and you have to play through the game three times on all three paths to get them all, since one playthrough will force you to take a path that will recruit one or two characters but also fight another as a boss. This also does not include the optional characters in the game that you get in the NewGamePlus, many of which are either series characters or had appeared in Covenant of the Plume's story.

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** ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'' has about 19 playable characters (20 if you include Ancel the Guest and CrutchCharacter), and you have to play through the game three times on all three paths to get them all, since one playthrough will force you to take a path that will recruit one or two characters but also fight another as a boss. This also does not include the optional characters in the game that you get in the NewGamePlus, many of which are either series characters or had appeared in Covenant of the Plume's story.
4th May '16 10:23:11 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' starts out with eighteen characters [[ClosedCircle stranded in a mansion on an island during a typhoon]]. [[spoiler: Later episodes introduce a cast of witches, servants to the witches, and people living in a BadFuture that brings the cast up to well over forty people. And then things start to get more complicated with the [[SplitPersonality Split Personalities]].]]

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' starts out with eighteen characters [[ClosedCircle stranded in a mansion on an island during a typhoon]]. [[spoiler: Later episodes introduce a cast of witches, servants to the witches, and people living in a BadFuture that brings the cast up to well over forty people. And then things start to get more complicated with the [[SplitPersonality Split Personalities]].]]
29th Apr '16 3:25:48 PM Quanyails
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fit this trope. Starting with ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', there have been hundreds of named human characters, on top of numerous supporting players and miscellaneous townsfolk throughout the various regions, as well as 721[[note]]as of 2013's ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'') species of {{Mons}}.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fit this trope. Starting with ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'', there have been hundreds of named human characters, on top of numerous supporting players and miscellaneous townsfolk throughout the various regions, as well as 721[[note]]as of 2013's 2013's[[/note]] ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'') species of {{Mons}}.
25th Apr '16 11:11:30 AM erforce
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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' series has made considerable increases in its multiplayer character roster, shooting up to 150 with the release of Future Perfect.

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* The ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' series has made considerable increases in its multiplayer character roster, shooting up to 150 with the release of ''[[VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect Future Perfect.Perfect]]''.



** ''WarriorsOrochi 3'', the series' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, has just over 130 playable characters, each with their own unique moveset, weapons, and voice acting. Advertisements prominently display this: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/rauk3p.jpg this]] is the ''Dynasty Warriors'' 'half' of the cast alone! (The other 'half' being ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', and the rest being exclusives to the ''Warriors Orochi'' trilogy, plus crossovers from other Tecmo-KOEI titles - and even [[VideoGame/SoulSeries at least one from outside the company]].)

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** ''WarriorsOrochi ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'', the series' MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, has just over 130 playable characters, each with their own unique moveset, weapons, and voice acting. Advertisements prominently display this: [[http://i44.tinypic.com/rauk3p.jpg this]] is the ''Dynasty Warriors'' 'half' of the cast alone! (The other 'half' being ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'', and the rest being exclusives to the ''Warriors Orochi'' trilogy, plus crossovers from other Tecmo-KOEI titles - and even [[VideoGame/SoulSeries at least one from outside the company]].)
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