History Main / ATasteOfPower

6th Feb '18 10:25:45 PM Loekman3
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'':
** ''God of War II'' begins with Kratos as a (slightly depowered) god, allowing the player to slaughter his way through the armies of Rhodes, before he becomes ''all the way'' depowered.
** Similarly, shortly into the third game, he [[spoiler: falls into the river Styx, losing almost all of his power in the process.]] Hardly the worst excuse ever, though.

to:

* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'':
''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'':
** ''God of War II'' ''VideoGame/GodOfWarII'' begins with Kratos as a (slightly depowered) god, allowing the player to slaughter his way through the armies of Rhodes, before he becomes ''all the way'' depowered.
** Similarly, shortly into the [[VideoGame/GodOfWarIII third game, game]], he [[spoiler: falls into the river Styx, losing almost all of his power in the process.]] Hardly the worst excuse ever, though.
11th Jan '18 7:23:47 AM bitemytail
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' series often does this with an early (but not first) mission giving you an overwhelming force with a crushing tactical advantage, allowing a new player to learn about these new fragile, situational toys while seeing just how powerful they are when used properly.
8th Jan '18 4:33:23 AM ShinyManaphy
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' starts with an ActionPrologue in which you can only play as the protagonist. The sole Persona he has with him - Arsene - is high-levelled and sports heavy-damage attacks that you won't be getting for a very long time. You'll be seeing damage well into the hundreds in the prologue battle, but when you start the game proper, it'll take you quite a while to breach 100 damage under normal conditions.
2nd Jan '18 12:31:29 PM Bugfragged
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/ForeverHome'' has the prologue set in a BadFuture, where Xero and his party are at endgame levels and are capable of curbstomping all enemies they come across. After the prologue, the POV is switched to the present, where Xero is at level 1.
28th Dec '17 10:25:12 AM KingLyger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has powerful spellcaster Jade join you during a seemingly HopelessBossFight. Jade is at level 45, at a time when your two other characters will be lucky to be at level 6, allowing you to defeat the boss very easily. Shortly afterwards, aboard Jade's ship, all his powers are suddenly sealed, and he goes down to level 3.

to:

* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has powerful spellcaster Jade join you during a seemingly HopelessBossFight.SeeminglyHopelessBossFight. Jade is at level 45, at a time when your two other characters will be lucky to be at level 6, allowing you to defeat the boss very easily. Shortly afterwards, aboard Jade's ship, all his powers are suddenly sealed, and he goes down to level 3.
12th Dec '17 5:21:25 PM nighttrainfm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This trope is justified in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' as young magical children tend to subconsciously use magic comparable to what students learn in later Hogwarts years, such as teleportation and advanced forms of transfiguration or charms. Most of these displays of magic are uncontrollable and triggered during times of danger or emotional distress. Education at Hogwarts actually learns how to consciously control magic, meaning a student has to start simple. Specific examples include:

to:

* This trope is justified in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' as young ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Young
magical children tend to subconsciously use magic comparable to what students learn in later Hogwarts years, such as teleportation and advanced forms of transfiguration or charms. Most of these displays of magic are uncontrollable and triggered during times of danger or emotional distress. Education at Hogwarts actually learns teaches how to consciously control magic, meaning a student has to start simple. Specific examples include:



** The first couple of times Harry speaks Parseltongue he does it by instinct and doesn't even realize he's doing it until Ron and Hermione point it out to him in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]''. Later in the book he struggles to do it on purpose.

to:

** The first couple of times Harry speaks Parseltongue Parseltongue, he does it by instinct and doesn't even realize he's doing it until Ron and Hermione point it out to him in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]''. Later in the book he struggles to do it on purpose.
10th Dec '17 4:09:39 PM Trogdor
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' begins with a the player shooting a [[GatlingGood Gatling Gun]] out of a Helicopter - shortly after, this is revealed to be a FlashForward, and the player is sent to a typical JustifiedTutorial, with a simple rifle and pistol.
9th Dec '17 5:33:30 AM Saber15
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* X: Beyond the Frontier]]'' starts [[PlayerCharacter Maj. Kyle Brennan]] off with the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xperimental]] [[CoolStarship Shuttle]] reasonably well-equipped during the JustifiedTutorial. The moment they begin the test of the experimental [[FasterThanLightTravel jumpdrive]], it goes haywire, stranding Brennan [[YouCantGoHomeAgain in deep space]] and shorts out all his equipment to boot.

to:

* X: Beyond the Frontier]]'' ''Videogame/XBeyondTheFrontier'' starts [[PlayerCharacter Maj. Kyle Brennan]] off with the [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xperimental]] [[CoolStarship Shuttle]] reasonably well-equipped during the JustifiedTutorial. The moment they begin the test of the experimental [[FasterThanLightTravel jumpdrive]], it goes haywire, stranding Brennan [[YouCantGoHomeAgain in deep space]] and shorts out all his equipment to boot.
9th Dec '17 5:32:17 AM Saber15
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Horizon 3'' takes this trope UpToEleven: you start off in the Lamborghini Centenario for a drive to the Australian seaside, then has you drive a Baldwin Trophy Truck through the beach, before doing the game's first Showcase event with a Penhall Cholla, before going back to the Centenario again and finally choose your starter car.

to:

** ''Horizon 3'' takes this trope UpToEleven: you start off in the Lamborghini Centenario for a drive to the Australian seaside, then has you drive a Baldwin Trophy Truck through the beach, before doing the game's first Showcase event with a Penhall Cholla, before going back to the Centenario again and finally choose your starter car.car, though they are very fast cars in their own right; a high-end Ford Mustang, a Holden Maloo ute, a BMW M4, or modded Nissan Silvia.
29th Nov '17 1:21:16 PM MBG
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' is a textbook example of this trope. After the (skippable) introductory scene with Richter Belmont, Alucard comes to the titular castle with a full complement of his signature equipment... which is promptly swiped from him by Daddy's [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[TheGrimReaper Death]]. It's not until you've explored the entire castle twice that you can get back everything you lost. (Uniquely, his actual stats for the whole sequence are still his normal Level 1 stats; the boost from the equipment is just ''that'' huge.

to:

* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' is a textbook example of this trope. After the (skippable) introductory scene with Richter Belmont, Alucard comes to the titular castle with a full complement of his signature equipment... which is promptly swiped from him by Daddy's [[TheDragon Dragon]], [[TheGrimReaper Death]]. It's not until you've explored the entire castle twice that you can get back everything you lost. (Uniquely, Uniquely, his actual stats for the whole sequence are still his normal Level 1 stats; the boost from the equipment is just ''that'' huge.
This list shows the last 10 events of 174. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ATasteOfPower