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14th Nov '17 9:40:00 AM Midna
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** In ''Mario Kart 8'', the super-heavyweights (Bowser, Dry Bowser, Morton, Wario, and large Miis) have the highest speed stat of any racers in the game, and you'll rarely find a world record time that doesn't use one of those five.
7th Nov '17 6:26:03 PM LinTaylor
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* The VideoGame/GundamVsSeries, like ''Capcom vs. SNK'', codified its tiers as part of the gameplay: each team has a 6000-point "resource meter" which depletes every time a player is shot down, and the playable units are divided into different cost tiers, ranging from 3000 (representing mecha like protagonists' MidSeasonUpgrade Gundams and FinalBoss-level enemies) to 1000[=/=]1500 (representing MechaMooks and really low-tech machines). However, these tiers aren't a hard and fast measure of the characters' in-game performance; the 1000-cost Zaku II Kai can be utterly devastating in the right hands thanks to its trap grenades and has actually been banned from tournament play in some editions (the only 1000-cost machine with that honor). On the other side of the equation, the 3000-cost Gundam Epyon is generally low-ranked because while it ''does'' have an extensive melee moveset that lets it carve opponents up like Christmas turkeys, it has a hard time closing to melee range because it has absolutely no ranged weapons whatsoever, making it DifficultButAwesome.

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* The VideoGame/GundamVsSeries, like ''Capcom vs. SNK'', codified its tiers as part of the gameplay: each gameplay. Each team has a 6000-point "resource meter" which depletes every time a player is shot down, resource meter (worth 6000 points in the ''Extreme Versus'' series and the playable units 1000 in ''Gundam Versus'') and characters are divided into different cost tiers, ranging from 3000 (representing mecha like protagonists' MidSeasonUpgrade Gundams and FinalBoss-level enemies) to 1000[=/=]1500 (representing MechaMooks and really low-tech machines). However, these by how much they cost. The lowest tier units can respawn four or five times before depleting the resource meter, while the most powerful machines can only do this twice; however, the tiers aren't are by no means a hard and fast hard-and-fast measure of the characters' in-game performance; the 1000-cost character quality. The [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Zaku II Kai can be utterly devastating Kai]] is always placed in the right hands thanks to lowest cost tier but consistently ranks high overall because of its trap grenades and has actually been banned from grenades, resulting in its being the only bottom-cost unit to get tournament play in some editions (the only 1000-cost machine with that honor). On banned; the other side of the equation, the 3000-cost [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Epyon Epyon]] is the opposite, being in the highest cost tier but generally low-ranked ranking at the bottom overall because while it ''does'' have an extensive can string together insane melee moveset that lets it carve opponents up like Christmas turkeys, combo chains, melee is literally all it has a hard time closing and thus players have to melee range because it has absolutely no ranged weapons whatsoever, be ''incredibly'' good at getting in close in order to actually get to use those combos, generally making it DifficultButAwesome.more trouble than it's worth.
30th Oct '17 8:56:46 AM ShaggySparrow
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** 5th edition tried to rebalance the classes and eliminate the tier system and... ultimately ended up just reshuffling the tiers around a tiny bit. Wizards and Druids are still more than capable of wrecking the game in every situation, while Bards somehow ended up sharing a God Tier spot with them due to their ability to break the skill system entirely and learn up to 9th level spells from EVERY classes spell list. Clerics were bumped down a little bit and Paladins became less specialized, but ultimately the tier system is still prominent, it just looks a little different compared to 3.5.
30th Oct '17 8:49:37 AM ShaggySparrow
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*** The resident JokeCharacter Boss and Boss Borot is an anomally in the tier list. In older SRW, boss is Mid tier at best, having decent Seishin set, and Boss is one of the better Ressuply unit. Its extremely cheap repair cost lets you to use it for suicide bombing purpose just in case. However, some newer SRW gave Boss his subpilots, having awesome Seishin but get hit by MagikarpPower to fully achieve its biggest potential. Then come J, L and W. in J, and W its a SwissArmyKnife able to repair, ressuply, and have strong and economic weapon and its really cheap to upgrade. In L, boss has an awesome Squad bonus, and a lot of its attack deals massive damage AND lower morale. Both game also has 3 Pilot Seishin for Boss. In these SRW, Boss is a contender for Top tier.

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*** The resident JokeCharacter Boss and Boss Borot is an anomally in the tier list. In older SRW, boss is Mid tier at best, having decent Seishin set, and Boss is one of the better Ressuply unit. Its extremely cheap repair cost lets you to use it for suicide bombing purpose just in case. However, some newer SRW gave Boss his subpilots, having awesome Seishin but get hit by MagikarpPower to fully achieve its biggest potential. Then come J, L and W. in J, and W its a SwissArmyKnife able to repair, ressuply, and have strong and economic weapon and its really cheap to upgrade. In L, boss has an awesome Squad bonus, and a lot of its attack deals massive damage AND lower morale. Both game also has 3 Pilot Seishin for Boss. In these SRW, Boss is a contender for Top tier.tier.... then you have games like the Z series and V where he's based off of the Shin Mazinger version and is absolutely useless.
22nd Oct '17 8:22:18 PM Matt620
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* The party members in ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' had a very clear character tier delineation,
** Butters the Merciful was the go-to party member for most of the game. His attacks were very good at hitting heavily armored opponents, and his special skill made him great at harming vertical columns of enemies.
** Elf King Kyle was overpowered as soon as he became available, with a high-damage all-hitting attack he could one-shot almost all enemies, even on higher difficulties. The only reason people rank Butters higher than him is because he is only available at the end game.
** Princess Kenny was better than Butters at dealing with lightly armored foes because the bow attack hit multiple times, and the unicorn attack hit enemy rows, which enemies often grouped themselves as. Unfortunately, a failure would kill Kenny.
** Stan hit very hard and was decently tough, but became less useful once Kyle joined the party.
** Jimmy only had one use, putting [[BonusBoss Al Gore's Secret Service]] to sleep. Other than that, he was useful.
** Cartman's magic wasn't bad, but it simply wasn't as good as Kyle, and by the time Cartman was available, so was Kyle. He was really only useful to gain achievements.
15th Oct '17 8:23:55 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The counselors in ''VideoGame/VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' are easily divided up in terms of utility, and the game rewards ''speed'' over every other trait they might have. That, by itself, puts Mark and Crissy right at the top of the list, with Laura trailing behind them since she can't jump as high. George, Paul and Debbie will count themselves fortunate to be used by any players who aren't specifically making a point to actually use each counselor's individual strengths, or who aren't playing a SelfImposedChallenge.

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* The counselors in ''VideoGame/VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' ''VideoGame/VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' are easily divided up in terms of utility, and the game rewards ''speed'' over every other trait they might have. That, by itself, puts Mark and Crissy right at the top of the list, with Laura trailing behind them since she can't jump as high. George, Paul and Debbie will count themselves fortunate to be used by any players who aren't specifically making a point to actually use each counselor's individual strengths, or who aren't playing a SelfImposedChallenge.
15th Oct '17 8:23:05 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* The counselors in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' are easily divided up in terms of utility, and the game rewards ''speed'' over every other trait they might have. That, by itself, puts Mark and Crissy right at the top of the list, with Laura trailing behind them since she can't jump as high. George, Paul and Debbie will count themselves fortunate to be used by any players who aren't specifically making a point to actually use each counselor's individual strengths, or who aren't playing a SelfImposedChallenge.

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* The counselors in ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' ''VideoGame/VideoGame/FridayThe13thTheGame'' are easily divided up in terms of utility, and the game rewards ''speed'' over every other trait they might have. That, by itself, puts Mark and Crissy right at the top of the list, with Laura trailing behind them since she can't jump as high. George, Paul and Debbie will count themselves fortunate to be used by any players who aren't specifically making a point to actually use each counselor's individual strengths, or who aren't playing a SelfImposedChallenge.
29th Sep '17 4:31:12 PM infernape612
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** As a general rules, the Top Tiers of a ''Fire Emblem'' Tier List are mostly dominated by unit with Mounted Traits. This is largely thanks to the how poorly balanced Mounted units are compared to foot units, who have better movement, solid stats for combat, immediate access to 2 weapons, and the Rescue - Drop system which allow them to excels for both combat and utility. Fliers are usually put on the same category thanks to their ability to ignore terrains which allows fast clears of a lot of maps when used correctly That being said, unless they have a utility that match the mounted units(ex. Healers and Dancer) or have a really good combat, they will not be as high as unit with mounts.
** Character who sit in their God Tiers are generally those who influence the game in a much bigger extent than the rest of the cast, such as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Caeda and Rena]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Sigurd]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Marcus and Hector]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Seth]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius POR!Titania, Jill, and Marcia, and RD!Haar]], and then there's [[GameBreaker Robin]] -- the PlayerCharacter [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening from ''Awakening'']].

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** As a general rules, the Top Tiers top tiers of a ''Fire Emblem'' Tier List tier list are mostly dominated by unit with Mounted Traits. mounted units. This is largely thanks to the how poorly balanced Mounted mounted units are compared to foot units, who have better movement, solid stats for combat, immediate access to 2 weapons, and the Rescue - Drop rescue/drop system which allow them to excels excel for both combat and utility. Fliers are usually put on in the same category thanks to their ability to ignore terrains terrain which allows fast clears of a lot of maps when used correctly That being said, correctly. For everyone else, unless they have a utility that match matches the mounted units(ex. Healers units (ex. healers and Dancer) dancers) or have a really good combat, they will not be as high as unit units with mounts.
** Character who sit in their God Tiers are generally those who influence the game in to a much bigger extent than the rest of the cast, such as [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Caeda and Rena]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Lena]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Sigurd]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade Marcus and Hector]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Seth]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius POR!Titania, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Titania, Jill, and Marcia, and RD!Haar]], Marcia]], [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Haar]], and then there's [[GameBreaker Robin]] -- the PlayerCharacter [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening from ''Awakening'']].''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Awakening]]''.



* VideoGame/RadiataStories proudly boasts over 150 characters you can collect and use in battle, and the quests to obtain them have a wide range of difficulty which doesn't always correspond to each character's strength. There are characters you'd have to be crazy not to go into the final battle with, characters that are only there for the lulz, and inevitably you'll find a character that you just plain like. They're all pretty interesting.

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* VideoGame/RadiataStories ''VideoGame/RadiataStories'' proudly boasts over 150 characters you can collect and use in battle, and the quests to obtain them have a wide range of difficulty which doesn't always correspond to each character's strength. There are characters you'd have to be crazy not to go into the final battle with, characters that are only there for the lulz, and inevitably you'll find a character that you just plain like. They're all pretty interesting.
5th Sep '17 4:24:48 PM sabremeister
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* ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2'', what tier a country belongs to depends almost entirely on its size and industrial capacity. The strongest countries are, in order: Germany, the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, and France. It's possible to conquer a continent or more with some of the smaller countries (especially Brazil and Argentina, which are far away from the main super-powers), but almost any country on the European continent will either be conquered by Germany or allied with Germany. Same with Japan and Asia.

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* ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron 2'', what tier a country belongs to depends almost entirely on its size and industrial capacity. The strongest countries are, in order: Germany, the Soviet Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, and France.France[[note]]At the start of the game, anyway. The order can change quite dramatically when certain industrial advances are researched, or peacetime production penalties removed[[/note]]. It's possible to conquer a continent or more with some of the smaller countries (especially Brazil and Argentina, which are far away from the main super-powers), but almost any country on the European continent will either be conquered by Germany or allied with Germany. Same with Japan and Asia.
29th Aug '17 12:41:03 PM PDL
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', despite having over 700 Pokémon of varying balance (as well as mons with alternate forms and Mega Evolutions), has taken to heart the game's preaching of using your favorite Pokémon. The most well-known tier system, Website/{{Smogon}}'s, organizes all Pokémon into 6 official tiers and a boatload of Other Metagames with modified rules, with tournaments and friendly battles taking place in any one of the tiers. It is also continuously changing, with Pokémon changing tiers based on usage, and even implementation or removal of [[HouseRules clauses]] and other factors (for instance, the introduction of Eviolite[[note]]A held item that boosts the defense and special defense stats of the holding Pokémon by 50% provided that the Pokémon can still evolve[[/note]] altered plenty of Pokémon placement in tiers).

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', despite having over 700 800 Pokémon of varying balance (as well as mons with alternate forms and Mega Evolutions), has taken to heart the game's preaching of using your favorite Pokémon. The most well-known tier system, Website/{{Smogon}}'s, organizes all Pokémon into 6 official tiers and a boatload of Other Metagames with modified rules, with tournaments and friendly battles taking place in any one of the tiers. It is also continuously changing, with Pokémon changing tiers based on usage, and even implementation or removal of [[HouseRules clauses]] and other factors (for instance, the introduction of Eviolite[[note]]A held item that boosts the defense and special defense stats of the holding Pokémon by 50% provided that the Pokémon can still evolve[[/note]] altered plenty of Pokémon placement in tiers).



** The fifth tier is the PU tier, which doesn't stand for anything, introduced in Generation VI. It was once an unofficial tier for Never-Used (NU) Pokémon that happens to have low usage even by NU standard (such as Arbok and Parasect), but has been turned into an official tier by popular demand.

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** The fifth tier is the PU tier, which doesn't stand for anything, anything (Except "Peeyew that stinks!"), introduced in Generation VI. It was once an unofficial tier for Never-Used (NU) Pokémon that happens to have low usage even by NU standard (such as Arbok and Parasect), but has been turned into an official tier by popular demand.
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