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5th Jul '17 11:54:30 AM DanaO
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* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'': You start the first level as Neo with a bunch of special moves and abilities... then the level ends and then it's back to regular guy Thomas Anderson until you get the abilities back.

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* ''VideoGame/TheMatrixPathOfNeo'': You start the first level as Neo with a bunch of special moves and abilities... then the level ends and then it's back to regular guy Thomas Anderson until you get the abilities back. (Although as this level doubles as a test to suggest a difficulty for the main game, most players will find it more challenging than the next few... or even the next half of the game.)



* The start of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has Adam start slightly more durable than normal, and armed with a heavily-modified assault rifle with infinite ammo. The lack of a heads-up display and special abilities is offset by the fact that he is effortlessly slaughtering his way through the bad guys (except on Hard difficulty, where he instead becomes as tough as a wet paper bag).

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* The start of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' has Adam start slightly more durable than normal, and armed with a heavily-modified assault rifle with infinite ammo. The lack of a heads-up display and special abilities is offset by the fact that he is effortlessly slaughtering his way through the bad guys (except on Hard difficulty, where he instead becomes as tough as a wet paper bag). This sequence also can catch out players who are thinking of it entirely as a video game tutorial: just because you ''can'' kill everybody in your way and because you're exceptionally justified in doing just that (and stealth both makes less sense and is more challenging than usual) doesn't mean killing here won't count against a PacifistRun.
30th Jun '17 6:17:27 PM rjd1922
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** In ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', you get to use Samus' Missiles, Bombs, and Power Bombs in the training section at the game's start, then are told you can't use them unless you commanding officer says so once the game kicks off. Although you merely need to get to the first boss before bombs and missiles are unlocked again, Power Bombs are not unlocked until much later.



* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode One'', you begin in the Citadel and shortly get the Supercharged Gravity Gun, the EleventhHourSuperpower from the previous game. Once you contain the Citadel's core, though, the Gravity Gun returns to normal. Unusually for this trope, you never get it back.

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* In ''VideoGame/AbsoluteDespairGirls'', Komaru has full access to all of the Hacking Gun's powers in infinite amounts for her first battle. Shortly afterwards, however, she's captured by the Warriors of Hope and the gun is modified to "balance it," leading to it being severely downgraded so that she has to find and reinstall all of its abilities. And even after she regains all of the gun's functions, she never regains the infinite ammo.
* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode One'', you begin in the Citadel and shortly afterwards get the Supercharged Gravity Gun, the EleventhHourSuperpower from the previous game. Once you contain the Citadel's core, though, the Gravity Gun returns to normal. Unusually for this trope, you never get it back.
8th May '17 1:37:31 AM Giantsgiants
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* In ''VideoGame/NBA2K''''17'', [=MyTEAM=] mode gives you a free agent card with a 90 rated NBA star with a limited number of contracts in addition to your starter team[[note]]your choice of Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, [=LeBron=] James, Russell Westbrook, or Stephen Curry[[/note]]. You can't add anymore contracts to the star player so once his contract count runs out, you are left to continue with your mediocre 60-70 rated squad.

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* In ''VideoGame/NBA2K''''17'', [=MyTEAM=] mode gives you a free agent card with a 90 rated NBA star with a limited number of contracts in addition to your starter team[[note]]your choice of Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, [=LeBron=] James, Russell Westbrook, or Stephen Curry[[/note]]. You can't add anymore contracts to the star player so once his contract count runs out, you are left to continue with your mediocre 60-70 rated squad.
7th May '17 8:06:57 PM Giantsgiants
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* In ''VideoGame/NBA2K''''17'', [=MyTEAM=] mode gives you a free agent card with a 90 rated NBA star with a limited number of contracts in addition to your starter team[[note]]your choice of Kawhi Leonard, Kristaps Porzingis, [=LeBron=] James, Russell Westbrook, or Stephen Curry[[/note]]. You can't add anymore contracts to the star player so once his contract count runs out, you are left to continue with your mediocre 60-70 rated squad.

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3rd Apr '17 5:35:37 PM Sunflorazumarill
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* Midway through the first ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' game, the at-that-point BigBad gets their hands on a godlike superbeing from ages past named Frigisaur, and plans to use it to freeze the world. In order to combat it, you resurrect an OlympusMon named Ignosaur. Ignosaur has insanely powerful moves, is resistant to all attacks, and has stats that are high even for a max-leveled vivosaur (when your own are likely still pretty far from maxed). You can play around with Ignosaur, but as soon as you beat the boss, he vanishes from your party. The only way to get Ignosaur (and Frigisaur) permanently isn't available until the PlayableEpilogue.

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* Midway through the first ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' game, the at-that-point BigBad gets their hands on a godlike superbeing from ages past named Frigisaur, and plans to use it to freeze the world. In order to combat it, you resurrect an OlympusMon [[OlympusMons Olympus Mon]] named Ignosaur. Ignosaur has insanely powerful moves, is resistant to all attacks, and has stats that are high even for a max-leveled vivosaur (when your own are likely still pretty far from maxed). You can play around with Ignosaur, but as soon as you beat the boss, he vanishes from your party. The only way to get Ignosaur (and Frigisaur) permanently isn't available until the PlayableEpilogue.
31st Mar '17 9:05:18 PM PlasmaTalon
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* The ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' prologue shows Ryder's father using various skill profiles to decimate the Kett. Cycling through numerous powerful abilities that Ryder can gain, as well as the ability to switch on the fly.
30th Mar '17 1:40:50 PM lillolillo
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'', especially in Kusuha and Bullet's route, you get Anime/MazinKaiser and Shin Manga/GetterRobo right off the bat, with everything from Alpha 2. A few stages later and a lot of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' ass-kicking, and they're right back to Anime/MazingerZ and Anime/GetterRoboG (granted, it's plot related - Mazinkaiser's getting its Scrander back and Professor Saotome's gotta fix Shin Getter's power imbalance)

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'', especially in Kusuha and Bullet's route, you get Anime/MazinKaiser and Shin Manga/GetterRobo right off the bat, with everything from Alpha 2. A few stages later and a lot of ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' ass-kicking, and they're right back to Anime/MazingerZ and Anime/GetterRoboG Manga/GetterRobo G (granted, it's plot related - Mazinkaiser's getting its Scrander back and Professor Saotome's gotta fix Shin Getter's power imbalance)
24th Mar '17 2:23:26 AM 1kanna
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* ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack//INFECTION]]'' has Orca, Kite's first Party Member. [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Good news, everyone!]] He's [[TheAce one of the strongest players around]]! [[TemptingFate Nothing can stop us now!]] Wait, who's this [[WomanInWhite white-clad]] [[MysteriousWaif girl]]? What's with that [[MacGuffin book]] she gave him? And now we've got a [[TheGrimReaper new monster]] carrying a [[strike: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Cross]]]] [[{{Bowdlerization}} Q-Stick]] who's [[NighInvulnerable immune to Orca's attacks]]. [[OhCrap Uh oh...]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .''[[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack//INFECTION]]'' has Orca, Kite's first Party Member. [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Good news, everyone!]] He's [[TheAce one of the strongest players around]]! [[TemptingFate Nothing can stop us now!]] Wait, who's this [[WomanInWhite white-clad]] [[MysteriousWaif girl]]? What's with that [[MacGuffin book]] she gave him? And now we've got a [[TheGrimReaper new monster]] carrying a [[strike: [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Cross]]]] [[{{Bowdlerization}} Q-Stick]] who's [[NighInvulnerable immune to Orca's attacks]]. [[OhCrap Uh oh...]]
13th Mar '17 9:09:14 PM JMQwilleran
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had you play as Reks who, while still only Level 1, travels with a small squad of Dalmascan soldiers, most notably Captain Basch, who will kill everything that isn't boss-strength in one hit, and one soldier that throws around healing potions to anyone who ever needs them, and never runs out. Then you change to his little brother, Vaan. To put in perspective, you have to grind to at least level three in the ''first area'' to survive the sub-boss you have to face upon taking control of him. Also, you are introduced to the wonder and glory of the greatsword weapon class through the guest party character Vossler--you won't have effective greatswords of your own for quite some time. Another example is Lamont/Larsa, who has unlimited Hi and X-Potions, and isn't afraid to use them. During your first trip with him, dying isn't much of a concern.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' had you play as Reks who, while still only Level 1, travels with a small squad of Dalmascan soldiers, most notably Captain Basch, who will kill everything that isn't boss-strength in one hit, and one soldier that throws around healing potions to anyone who ever needs them, and never runs out. Then you change to his little brother, Vaan. To put in perspective, you have to grind to at least level three in the ''first area'' to survive the sub-boss you have to face upon taking control of him. Also, you are introduced to the wonder and glory of the greatsword weapon class through the guest party character Vossler--you won't have effective greatswords of your own for quite some time. Another example is Lamont/Larsa, who has unlimited Hi and X-Potions, and isn't afraid to use them. During your first trip with him, dying isn't much of a concern. Unless you're playing the ''International Zodiac Job System'', in which case Guests have been altered and he's given Cura instead.
9th Feb '17 8:26:01 PM ILikeRobots
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** In ''Radiant Dawn,'' the player is given control of the wolf [[{{Animorphism}} laguz]] [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority queen]], Nailah, for two chapters in Part I of the game, she's a LightningBruiser that ''far'' outclasses all of the other allied units in play, and PurposefullyOverpowered enough to kill everything on the map effortlessly. She isn't deployable again until Part 4 rolls around, more than ''20'' chapters later.

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** In ''Radiant Dawn,'' the player is given control of the wolf [[{{Animorphism}} laguz]] [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority queen]], Nailah, for two chapters in Part I of the game, she's game. She's a LightningBruiser that ''far'' outclasses all of the other allied units in play, and PurposefullyOverpowered enough to kill everything on the map effortlessly. She isn't deployable again until Part 4 rolls around, more than ''20'' chapters later.
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