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25th Mar '17 6:45:31 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' adds War Monks/War Clerics, who use [[AnAxeToGrind axes.]] The DLC adds the Brides, who use [[BladeOnAStick lances]] and [[ArcherType bows/arrows]]. Additionally, the Falcoknights can now use staves in addition to lances and swords.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' keeps several of these classes, dividing them into Nohrian (Troubadour, Strategist aka Valkyrie) and Hoshidan (Shrine Maiden/Monk aka Cleric/Priest, Onmyouji aka Sage, Falcoknights) ones and gender-unlocking Troubadour. Then it adds Butlers/Maids (who use staves and throwing weapons) and, for Hoshido, both Priestesses (bows/arrows and staves) and Great Masters (naginatas/lances and staves).

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' adds War Monks/War Clerics, who use [[AnAxeToGrind axes.]] The DLC adds the Brides, who use [[BladeOnAStick lances]] and [[ArcherType bows/arrows]]. Additionally, the Falcoknights can now use staves in addition to lances and swords.
swords, and Thieves can be promoted into Tricksters who use swords and staves.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' keeps several of these classes, dividing them into Nohrian (Troubadour, Strategist aka Valkyrie) and Hoshidan (Shrine Maiden/Monk aka Cleric/Priest, Onmyouji aka Sage, Falcoknights) ones and gender-unlocking Troubadour. Then it adds Butlers/Maids (who use staves and throwing weapons) and, and Adventurers (who are like Tricksters but with bows rather than swords) for Nohr, and for Hoshido, both Priestesses (bows/arrows and staves) and Great Masters (naginatas/lances and staves).staves).
20th Mar '17 11:54:42 AM KnightLight321
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* All characters in ''TabletopGame/LegendSystem'' can fight to some degree, so anybody with healing abilities is automatically this. The Sage and Shaman classes are more explicitly this trope: the Sage can heal in a radius and give allies extra turns in-between blowing away enemies with waves of BlackMagic, while the Shaman can cast incantations that can either heal or harm, and gets a spell list with plenty of options for both supporting and blasting. Thanks to the game's multiclassing system, any character who chooses the aforementioned class tracks also becomes a Combat Medic.
21st Feb '17 12:43:21 PM Adeon
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** Orks have Mad Doks. While they do carry supplies for treating wounded Orks their reputation is such that nearby Orks are more likely to decide that their injuries aren't that bad than risk letting the Dok treat them.
12th Feb '17 9:39:21 AM ILikeRobots
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** Mist of ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius ''Fire Emblem Path Of Radiance'']] and its sequel ''Radiant Dawn,'' stands out as unlike most other Bishops in the recent games she uses Swords as her secondary weapon.

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** Mist of ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius ''Fire Fire Emblem Path Of Radiance'']] Radiance]]'' and its sequel ''Radiant Dawn,'' stands out as unlike most other Bishops in the recent games she uses Swords as her secondary weapon.



** Before that, there were the Troubadors of the Jugdral games, likewise sword-wielders. ''Genealogy of the Holy War'''s Lachesis (at least pre-promotion; after promoting she's capable of doing just about everything) and her daughter Nanna are probably the straightest examples.

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** Before that, there were the Troubadors of the Jugdral games, likewise sword-wielders. ''Genealogy of the Holy War'''s Lachesis Raquesis (at least pre-promotion; after promoting she's capable of doing just about everything) and her daughter Nanna are probably the straightest examples.
12th Feb '17 9:38:18 AM ILikeRobots
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* In ''FireEmblem'', you can promote clerics/priests into bishops. In FE 8 aka ''Sacred Stones'', the Bishops' special skill is the Slayer ability, which deals ''three times the normal damage'' to monsters. You can promote them into valkyries or sages, too, but bishops are often much-needed as monsters become the primary enemies. Most promoted magic classes usually are this.
** Mist of ''Fire Emblem Path Of Radiance'' stands out as unlike most other Bishops in the recent games she uses Swords as her secondary weapon.

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* In ''FireEmblem'', you ''Videogame/FireEmblem:''
** You
can promote clerics/priests into bishops. In [[Videogame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones FE 8 8]] aka ''Sacred ''The Sacred Stones'', the Bishops' special skill is the Slayer ability, which deals ''three times the normal damage'' to monsters. You can promote them into valkyries or sages, too, but bishops are often much-needed as monsters become the primary enemies. Most promoted magic classes usually are this.
** Mist of ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemTellius ''Fire Emblem Path Of Radiance'' Radiance'']] and its sequel ''Radiant Dawn,'' stands out as unlike most other Bishops in the recent games she uses Swords as her secondary weapon.



*** Princess Elincia also had an exceptional magic stat and the ability to use swords, with extra mobility to boot. Unlike Mist, Elincia's return in ''Radiant Dawn'' saw a very minor drop in her healing abilities accompanied by a GameBreaker level boost to her combat skills.
*** Before that, there were the Troubadors of the Jugdral games, likewise sword-wielders. ''Genealogy of the Holy War'''s Lachesis (at least pre-promotion; after promoting she's capable of doing just about everything) and her daughter Nanna are probably the straightest examples.

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*** ** Princess Elincia also had an exceptional magic stat and the ability to use swords, with extra mobility to boot. Unlike Mist, Elincia's return in ''Radiant Dawn'' saw a very minor drop in her healing abilities accompanied by a GameBreaker level boost to her combat skills.
*** ** Before that, there were the Troubadors of the Jugdral games, likewise sword-wielders. ''Genealogy of the Holy War'''s Lachesis (at least pre-promotion; after promoting she's capable of doing just about everything) and her daughter Nanna are probably the straightest examples.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' keeps several of these classes, dividing them into Nohrian (Troubadour, Strategist aka Valkyrie) and Hoshidan (Shrine Maiden/Monk aka Cleric/Priest, Onmyouji aka Sage, Falcoknights) ones and gender-unlocking Troubadour. Then it adds Butlers/Maids (who use staves and throwing weapons) and, for Hoshido, both Priestesses (bows/arrows and staves) and Great Masters (naginatas/lances and staves)

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' keeps several of these classes, dividing them into Nohrian (Troubadour, Strategist aka Valkyrie) and Hoshidan (Shrine Maiden/Monk aka Cleric/Priest, Onmyouji aka Sage, Falcoknights) ones and gender-unlocking Troubadour. Then it adds Butlers/Maids (who use staves and throwing weapons) and, for Hoshido, both Priestesses (bows/arrows and staves) and Great Masters (naginatas/lances and staves)staves).
11th Feb '17 11:00:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''[[TransformersFallofCybertron Fall of Cybertron]]'' did away with grenades and changed the repair ray into an ability rather than a weapon, giving Scientists a little more offense while maintaining the ability to heal.

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** ''[[TransformersFallofCybertron Fall of Cybertron]]'' * ''VideoGame/TransformersFallofCybertron'' did away with grenades and changed the repair ray into an ability rather than a weapon, giving Scientists a little more offense while maintaining the ability to heal.
10th Feb '17 6:57:16 AM KnightLight321
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* Thanks to the functionality of the point-buy system in ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'', a character who selects Healing as a power is in no way barred from also buying more combat-oriented abilities- and are in fact encouraged to do so, since the game's Power Level system heavily supports all characters having some baseline level of fighting ability. While it is both possible and easy to build a superhero with no combat ability save for healing, you'd just be deliberately handicapping yourself.
7th Feb '17 1:35:28 PM KnightLight321
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Dana Scully (yes, [[TropeNamer that]] AgentScully) is both a doctor with a medical degree and a trained FBI agent, so you'd best believe that she's capable of kicking your ass and then patching up any injuries she might've given you afterwards. She's a much better shot and generally tougher than Mulder, despite the latter being much taller and more physically inclined, on top of being [[CloserToEarth smarter and more centered than he is]].
5th Feb '17 4:05:30 PM lu127
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* The ''TalesSeries'' has favored this approach to healers in every game save ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', and ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''.
** Estelle in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a healer who sports the highest defense scores in the game and a fast track to the protective skills. You could viably play her as the party tank and leave spot heals to your less proficient members, as she has an array of melee attacks to take advantage of. She's also no sap at supporting from the sidelines with her light based attack magic.
*** Similarly Karol heals as well as a WhiteMage, though his heals are limited to a small radius around him.
*** From the same series, Raven is built for combat, having only a single move that heals for small amount. However, his sheer healing speed and efficiency compared to other characters with higher healing power, like Estelle, makes him the combat medic of choice for many players.
** Tear in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' was clearly intended to be a healer, but was given some useful melee skills and powerful offensive spells as well. If you put Natalia on healing duty, Tear can be used for offense just fine.
*** And the reverse is also true. Natalia lacks offensive spells, but is an amazing archer.
** Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' fits the monk sub-type of this trope, but inverts the general concept by being a primarily melee-based character with just one tech tree of single-target healing spells.

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* The ''TalesSeries'' has favored this approach to healers in every game save ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth''.
''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia''.
** Estelle [[FragileSpeedster Rutee]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a healer who sports the highest defense scores ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' can slash enemies with her sword repeatedly in the game air, perform damaging attacks that produce money from nowhere, use water spells, and a fast track to heal, cure status ailments, and raise the protective skills. You could viably play dead. ''The'' Combat Medic to which all other Tales Combat Medics aspire.
** Reala gets the most healing spells in ''TalesOfDestiny2'', and since
her as TP regeneration is by far the best, she is suited to keep the party tank and leave spot heals to your less proficient members, as she has an array of melee attacks to take advantage of. She's also no sap at supporting from the sidelines with her light based attack magic.
*** Similarly Karol heals as well as a WhiteMage, though his heals are limited to a small radius around him.
*** From the same series, Raven is built for combat, having only a single move that heals for small amount.
alive. However, his sheer healing speed and efficiency compared to other characters with higher healing power, like Estelle, makes him the combat medic of choice for many players.
** Tear in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' was clearly intended to be a healer, but was given some useful melee skills and powerful offensive
she also possesses incredibly destructive spells as well. If based on the four elements, so you put Natalia on healing duty, Tear can will be used for offense just fine.
seeing her nuking half the screen during the second half of the game. Magic is very effective.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'':
*** And the reverse is also true. Natalia lacks offensive spells, but is an amazing archer.
**
Regal in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' fits the monk sub-type of this trope, but inverts the general concept by being a primarily melee-based character with just one tech tree of single-target healing spells.spells.
*** [[MagicKnight Kratos and Zelos]] can also learn three different healing spells regardless of their ability trees. They are not as effective as Raine, but they can provide some much needed relief when she's busy.
*** Raine's spell selection consists primarily of healing and buff spells, but eventually she can learn [[LightEmUp Photon and either Ray or Holy Lance]] to give her some offensive abilities as well. She also has access to Prism Stars and Gospel, two of the most powerful Unison Attacks in the game.



*** Regal is something of an {{Expy}} of ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'''s Farah, a hand-to-hand combatant who learns a couple of basic curing and healing spells before Keele/Meredy get Undine and take over on the backlines.
*** [[MagicKnight Kratos and Zelos]] can also learn three different healing spells regardless of their ability trees.
*** Raine's spell selection consists primarily of healing and buff spells, but eventually she can learn [[LightEmUp Photon and either Ray or Holy Lance]] to give her some offensive abilities as well. In fact, she and Genis can utilize Prism Stars, one of the best Unison Attacks in the game.
** [[FragileSpeedster Rutee]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' can slash enemies with her sword repeatedly in the air, perform damaging attacks that produce money from nowhere, and heal, cure status ailments, and raise the dead. ''The'' Combat Medic to which all other Tales Combat Medics aspire.
** Ange of ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' may look and act like your typical WhiteMagicianGirl, but note that she [[KnifeNut prefers knives]]. And she is not shy about performing some awesome melee combos with them, either. Iria also gets several healing artes, but is perfectly fine [[GunsAkimbo duking it out with her pistols]].
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' follows the example from VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss in how it handles it's healers. Sophie's healing spells focus on single targets for more power. She's also a martial artist who hits like a truck. Cheria's healing focuses on multiple targets for less power. Offensively she throws away the staff to focus entirely on throwing knives and uses powerful offensive magic including ''[[BoltOfDivineRetribution Indignation]]''. There's also [[TheRedMage Hubert]], thanks to doing a little bit of everything, and Pascal, who eventually learns a spell that heals the party and damages the enemy at the same time
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has three. [[TheHero Jude]] follows the same example as Farah and Regal while Leia and Elize once again follow the model used in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' (Also gets extra points for actually being a doctor in training). Leia heals single targets for greater power and can [[StatusBuff raise the party's stats]]. Her [[SimpleStaff traditional healer's staff]] is actually a quarterstaff which she uses to charge into the frontlines alongside [[BareFistedMonk Jude]], [[ActionGirl Milla]], and Alvin. Elize heals multiple targets for slightly less power and can cure StandardStatusEffects. When she's not healing she serves as the party's primary [[CastingAShadow dark-elemental]] nuker. Both can revive KO'd party members, and through the link-system can combine both their healing spells and offensive skills for far greater power than either is capable of alone. All three return in the sequel with even stronger combat and healing abilities.

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** ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'':
*** Regal is something of an {{Expy}} of ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'''s Farah, a hand-to-hand combatant who learns a couple of basic curing and Tear has very potent healing spells before Keele/Meredy get Undine that cover a wide area and take over can use Resurrection. However, her offensive spell pool is extremely powerful and she gains a unique accessory that easily makes her the best offensive spellcaster. Her melee artes are limited but have their uses, so she can easily go out on the backlines.
offence.
*** [[MagicKnight Kratos and Zelos]] can also learn three different healing spells regardless of their ability trees.
*** Raine's spell selection consists primarily of
Natalia lacks offensive spells, but her healing and buff spells, buffing is on point. She's limited to single-target healing outside of FOF changes, but eventually in exchange her spells are usually faster than Tear's and restore the same amount of HP. FOF changes like Angel's Breath only make her better since she can learn [[LightEmUp Photon even resurrect multiple characters at once. However, she is also a very quick and either Ray or Holy Lance]] to give her some offensive abilities as well. In fact, potent archer, so she and Genis can utilize Prism Stars, one of the best Unison Attacks in the game.
** [[FragileSpeedster Rutee]] in ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny'' can slash enemies with her sword repeatedly in the air, perform damaging attacks that produce money
has no problem sniping at people from nowhere, and heal, cure status ailments, and raise the dead. ''The'' Combat Medic to which all other Tales Combat Medics aspire.
afar while healing her own party.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'':
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Ange of ''VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence'' may look and act like your typical WhiteMagicianGirl, but note that she [[KnifeNut prefers knives]]. And she is not shy about performing some awesome melee combos with them, either.
***
Iria also gets several healing artes, but is perfectly fine [[GunsAkimbo duking it out with her pistols]].
pistols]]. Innocence R buffed her healing by giving her Cure, while in the original game she never went above Heal.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''
*** Estelle is a healer who sports the highest defense scores in the game and a fast track to the protective skills. You could viably play her as the party tank and leave spot heals to your less proficient members, as she has an array of melee attacks to take advantage of. She's also no sap at supporting from the sidelines with her light based attack magic.
*** Similarly Karol heals as well as a WhiteMage, though his heals are limited to a small radius around him. He even obtains an arte that lets him remove status ailments!
*** Raven is built for combat, having only a single move that heals for small amount. However, his sheer healing speed and efficiency compared to other characters with higher healing power, like Estelle, makes him the combat medic of choice for many players.
*** Flynn is basically a more melee-oriented Estelle. He has strong offence and crowd control abilities, tanky skills that make it almost impossible for him to die while keeping everyone else safe, light spells to devastate his enemies and two healing spells straight out of Estelle's spell list in case you need to heal. A true Paladin through and through.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has two of them as the brother and sister duo of Hisui and Kohaku Hearts. In the DS version, Hisui will be your only healer for quite a long time, so he gets First Aid, Cure (single-target) and Nurse (multi-target). He needs his sister in combat to access the more powerful area of effect healing in Fairy Circle, but is the only one who can use Resurrection. Kohaku gets the more powerful Heal (single target), Healing Circle and Revitalize (multi target) but tends to be slower than her brother. Her Raise Will has a chance of failure and may not actually resurrect a fallen party member. Things went a bit differently in R, so both siblings got to have area of effect spells and Resurrection.
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' follows the example from VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss in how it handles it's healers.
***
Sophie's healing spells focus on single targets for more power. power and speed. She's also a martial artist who hits like a truck. truck and has the most speed out of all the characters.
***
Cheria's healing focuses on multiple targets for less power.power and less speed. Offensively she throws away the staff to focus entirely on throwing knives and uses powerful offensive magic including ''[[BoltOfDivineRetribution Indignation]]''. There's also [[TheRedMage Hubert]], thanks to doing a little bit of everything, and Pascal, who eventually learns a spell that heals the party and damages the enemy at the same time\n
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has three. [[TheHero Jude]] three.
*** Jude
follows Regal's example. He can heal HP and status ailments in his close vicinity, and can revive the same example person he is linked with automatically as Farah and Regal while Leia and Elize once again follow the model used in ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' (Also gets extra points for actually being a doctor in training). part of his link skills. He's also an exceptionally powerful martial artist.
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Leia heals single targets for greater power and can [[StatusBuff raise the party's stats]]. Her [[SimpleStaff traditional healer's staff]] is actually a quarterstaff which she uses to charge into the frontlines alongside [[BareFistedMonk Jude]], [[ActionGirl Milla]], and Alvin. Alvin.
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Elize heals multiple targets for slightly less power and can cure StandardStatusEffects. When she's not healing she serves as the party's primary [[CastingAShadow dark-elemental]] nuker. Both girls can revive KO'd party members, and through the link-system can combine both their healing spells and offensive skills for far greater power than either is capable of alone. All three return in the sequel with even stronger combat and healing abilities.



** ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' has two of them as the brother and sister duo of Hisui and Kohaku Hearts. Hisui acts as the main healer with the wide area of effect healing spells while Kohaku has the more singular and small area spells.
4th Feb '17 10:43:53 AM goldenchancellor
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* John Watson from the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' series, as well as fulfilling his namesake trope, can be seen as a combat medic. While Watson is a doctor and sometimes patches Holmes up after injuries on a case, he more often acts as physical backup for Holmes in dangerous situations. He is a competent fighter and owns a gun (Holmes does not).

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* John Watson from the ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'' series, as well as fulfilling his namesake trope, can be seen as a combat medic. While Watson is a doctor and sometimes patches Holmes up after injuries on a case, he more often acts as physical backup for Holmes in dangerous situations. He is a competent fighter and owns a gun (Holmes does not).gun.
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