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20th Dec '16 5:35:35 AM Gosicrystal
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* The first two ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' games have you play as security guards at a SuckECheeses. [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 The third game]], however, has you play as an actor ''playing'' the role of a security guard at a horror attraction ([[NoExceptYes while also looking over the place at night]]). [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 The fourth game]], however, appears to be from the perspective of an ordinary child instead (due to the POV being closer to the ground than before, and the assortment of toys around a colorful bedroom).

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* The first two ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' games have you play as security guards at a SuckECheeses. [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 The third game]], however, has you play as an actor ''playing'' the role of a security guard at a horror attraction ([[NoExceptYes ([[DistinctionWithoutADifference while also looking over the place at night]]). [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 The fourth game]], however, appears to be from the perspective of an ordinary child instead (due to the POV being closer to the ground than before, and the assortment of toys around a colorful bedroom).
8th Dec '16 2:21:07 PM MagBas
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' has quite possibly the most famous example of this. After about an hour and a half of teasing the player with Solid Snake, he was replaced with Raiden, a completely new character who had never been seen in the series before. The storyline shifted, too, from a band of Russian extremists taking over a Tanker to a loony renegade unit taking over an offshore cleaning facility, two years later. All the player's weapons and items were gone, and if they'd spent time LevelGrinding their Grip Gauge it was reset to Level 1. Fans [[TheScrappy were not happy with Raiden for this]].

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' has quite possibly the most famous example of this. After about an hour and a half of teasing the player with Solid Snake, he was replaced with Raiden, a completely new character who had never been seen in the series before. The storyline shifted, too, from a band of Russian extremists taking over a Tanker to a loony renegade unit taking over an offshore cleaning facility, two years later. All the player's weapons and items were gone, and if they'd spent time LevelGrinding their Grip Gauge it was reset to Level 1. Fans [[TheScrappy were not happy with Raiden for this]].
26th Nov '16 6:25:15 PM AG1995
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has this as one if its main selling points; the game has a total of ''three'' protagonists that you can switch between at the press of a button. In shootouts where at least two of them are fighting alongside each other, this switching mechanic often becomes necessary to prevent the demise of whoever you aren't currently playing as.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has this as ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''
** This is
one if of its main selling points; the game has a total of ''three'' protagonists that you can switch between at the press of a button. In shootouts where at least two of them are fighting alongside each other, this switching mechanic often becomes necessary to prevent the demise of whoever you aren't currently playing as.as.
** You spend the first few hours of the game switching between Franklin and Michael, up until the aftermath of the first [[TheCaper Heist Mission]], at which point the game forcibly switches you to Trevor, and the Switch ability is locked out for several missions while Franklin and Michael lay low.
** After Trevor and Michael [[spoiler: kidnap Patricia Madrazo]], you are briefly locked in as Franklin while the other two lay low in the desert.
15th Nov '16 9:33:18 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'', one of the Frameworks suggested is that the players switch out between usually playing members of a cult and occasionally playing the mummy that the cult worships.
* The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' demanded what it called the "character tree," an early form of troupe play. The players had multiple characters and could switch them out between adventures as desired or needed.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' adventure ''Dead Gods'' has a lengthy sequence where the players suddenly have to play through a {{Flashback}} with a group of pre-made characters. [[spoiler:Dead characters. It's a pretty distant flashback and things didn't go well.]]

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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'', one Due to a long history of NoPlotNoProblem, the Frameworks suggested is that the players switch out concept of a player character never truly gelled in pinball. The result is, more often than not, abrupt and rapid switching between usually playing members of a cult and occasionally playing player characters, if there are any player characters at all. For instance, in ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'', you are Dorothy by default, but you switch to the mummy that Tin Man, the cult worships.
* The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' demanded what it called
Scarecrow, the "character tree," an early form of troupe play. The players had Cowardly Lion, or even a complete outside perspective, or multiple characters at once, depending on which modes are active. The nebulous nature of player characters in pinball is best observed in how the term "player character" does not actually exist in pinball terminology, but rather, the less specific and could switch them out between adventures as desired or needed.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' adventure ''Dead Gods'' has a lengthy sequence where the players suddenly have to play through a {{Flashback}} with a group
more abstract term of pre-made characters. [[spoiler:Dead characters. It's a pretty distant flashback and things didn't go well.]]"role."



[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** The POV can change at very inappropriate times. At one point, it actually shows the POV of a ''hat''.
** There's also The Midnight Crew Intermission. It's a chapter's worth of story, but has nothing to do with ''Homestuck''. [[spoiler:Or so you're led to think, anyway.]]

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[[folder:Podcast]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
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''CriticalHit''. The POV can change at very inappropriate times. At game master loves to pull this on the players, giving them a set of different characters to play every once in awhile before switching back to the main party. The goal is to demonstrate different classes and character types in play
* ''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Retsutalk]]'' episode 23 features LetsPlay/ChipCheezum and General Ironicus instead of the usual hosts [[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} slowbeef]] and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}. There have been podcasts where either slowbeef or Diabetus were AWOL, leaving the other
one point, it actually shows the POV of a ''hat''.
** There's also The Midnight Crew Intermission. It's a chapter's worth of story, but has nothing
to do the podcast with ''Homestuck''. [[spoiler:Or so you're led to think, anyway.]]one or several guests, but in this one, ''neither'' of them are there.



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* ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' had Space Guy host the live show for April Fools day.

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' In ''TabletopGame/MummyTheCurse'', one of the Frameworks suggested is that the players switch out between usually playing members of a cult and occasionally playing the mummy that the cult worships.
* The ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' setting for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' demanded what it called the "character tree," an early form of troupe play. The players
had Space Guy host multiple characters and could switch them out between adventures as desired or needed.
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'' adventure ''Dead Gods'' has a lengthy sequence where
the live show for April Fools day.players suddenly have to play through a {{Flashback}} with a group of pre-made characters. [[spoiler:Dead characters. It's a pretty distant flashback and things didn't go well.]]



[[folder:Podcast]]
* ''CriticalHit''. The game master loves to pull this on the players, giving them a set of different characters to play every once in awhile before switching back to the main party. The goal is to demonstrate different classes and character types in play
* ''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Retsutalk]]'' episode 23 features LetsPlay/ChipCheezum and General Ironicus instead of the usual hosts [[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} slowbeef]] and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}. There have been podcasts where either slowbeef or Diabetus were AWOL, leaving the other one to do the podcast with one or several guests, but in this one, ''neither'' of them are there.

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[[folder:Podcast]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''CriticalHit''. ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
**
The game master loves to pull this on POV can change at very inappropriate times. At one point, it actually shows the players, giving them a set POV of different characters to play every once in awhile before switching back to the main party. a ''hat''.
** There's also
The goal is to demonstrate different classes and character types in play
* ''[[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Retsutalk]]'' episode 23 features LetsPlay/ChipCheezum and General Ironicus instead
Midnight Crew Intermission. It's a chapter's worth of the usual hosts [[LetsPlay/{{Slowbeef}} slowbeef]] and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}}. There have been podcasts where either slowbeef or Diabetus were AWOL, leaving the other one story, but has nothing to do the podcast with one or several guests, but in this one, ''neither'' of them are there.''Homestuck''. [[spoiler:Or so you're led to think, anyway.]]


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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' had Space Guy host the live show for April Fools day.
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14th Nov '16 2:42:05 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/SupermanVsTheAmazingSpiderMan'': The first prologue shows Franchise/{{Superman}}'s side of the story. The second prologue shows what Franchise/SpiderMan was up to while Superman ended his battle against Comicbook/LexLuthor. Finally, the third prologue shows what the villains -Luthor and Comicbook/DoctorOctopus- are doing after being arrested and jailed.
13th Nov '16 2:00:11 PM salvadorfranz
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel II'' has you seeing the perspective of Rean Schwarzrer and Class VII for most of the game. After beating the ClimaxBoss, the game has a TimeSkip and suddenly, you're playing as the previous playable characters, [[VideoGame/ZeroNoKiseki Lloyd Bannings and Rixia Mao]], for a brief portion of the game. It then goes back to Rean after the Divertissment chapter.
11th Nov '16 12:00:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PhantasyStarIII'', which features multiple generations of the same family as lead characters. Interestingly, Mieu and Wren, who are cyborgs, retain their levels throughout all three generations.

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* ''PhantasyStarIII'', ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIII'', which features multiple generations of the same family as lead characters. Interestingly, Mieu and Wren, who are cyborgs, retain their levels throughout all three generations.



* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' series is fond of player character changes. ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' and ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' both had sections where you created 3 different teams of characters to complete a section, and there was a small section of the original where you played a lone Dragon Knight.

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* The ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series is fond of player character changes. ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' and ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' both had sections where you created 3 different teams of characters to complete a section, and there was a small section of the original where you played a lone Dragon Knight.



** The ''WildArms'' series tends to open like this quite frequently, introducing us to the characters in separate missions before they all meet up. You can usually choose the order in which you do this, as well. It's part of the series' emphasis on an ensemble cast, rather than one obvious main character and their group of sidekicks.

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** The ''WildArms'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' series tends to open like this quite frequently, introducing us to the characters in separate missions before they all meet up. You can usually choose the order in which you do this, as well. It's part of the series' emphasis on an ensemble cast, rather than one obvious main character and their group of sidekicks.
10th Nov '16 11:59:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** Also made a bit more palatable as you tend to start each generation slightly more BadAss than the previous one. Take that, dad!

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** Also made a bit more palatable as you tend to start each generation slightly more BadAss badass than the previous one. Take that, dad!
15th Oct '16 10:47:23 PM rjd1922
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* All three games of the VideoGame/{{Siren}} series, have you hop from one character to the next constantly, also hopping backwards or forwards in the game's timeline. Unfortunately, when you return to the same character you'll often find that no matter how what weapons or ammo you finished their earlier level with, they start off the next level with less.
** Siren 3 is a remake that replaces many of the original characters with... [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent completely different ones]] from [[ButNotTooForeign America]].

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* All three games of the VideoGame/{{Siren}} ''VideoGame/{{Siren}}'' series, have you hop from one character to the next constantly, also hopping backwards or forwards in the game's timeline. Unfortunately, when you return to the same character you'll often find that no matter how what weapons or ammo you finished their earlier level with, they start off the next level with less.
** Siren 3 ''Siren 3'' is a remake that replaces many of the original characters with... [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent completely different ones]] from [[ButNotTooForeign America]].



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* Downplayed in ''{{Morenatsu}}'', where POV switches to another character for brief moments. The most notable instance is the denouement of Kouya's route where the POV shifts to Kouya [[spoiler: when he visits his father after the [[ConcertClimax big concert]] and begins the process of reconciling with his estranged family.]] while the player character waits outside.

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* Downplayed in ''{{Morenatsu}}'', ''VisualNovel/{{Morenatsu}}'', where POV switches to another character for brief moments. The most notable instance is the denouement of Kouya's route where the POV shifts to Kouya [[spoiler: when he visits his father after the [[ConcertClimax big concert]] and begins the process of reconciling with his estranged family.]] while the player character waits outside.
23rd Aug '16 3:22:23 PM TheJayman49
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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' does the same as ''Revelations'' where you play past and current events, only instead you can actually switch between characters.
** The upcoming ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' is said to feature a completely new protagonist, as oppose to the series' main gang. This ultimately makes sense, as the game inverts the ActionizedSequel trope that had been in effect since ''Resident Evil 4'', and all the previous protagonists have [[TookALevelInBadass taken pretty large levels of badass]] beyond that point.
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