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30th Jul '16 9:44:16 PM aerojockey
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** The [[IneffectualLoner grim, selfish mercenary]] who over the course of the game learns [[ThePowerOfFriendship what it means to really care about other people]].

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** The [[IneffectualLoner grim, selfish mercenary]] who over the course of the game learns [[CharacterDevelopment learns]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship what it means to really care about other people]].



Forward to {{Console RPG Cliches 25 To 48}}, or back to TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches?

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Forward to {{Console RPG Cliches 25 To 48}}, or back to TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches?
19th Feb '16 11:38:07 PM GrammarNavi
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#'''MacGyver [[ImprobableWeaponUser Rule]]:''' ''Other than for the protagonists, your choice of weapons is not limited to the prosaic guns, clubs, or swords. Given appropriate skills, you can cut a bloody swath across the continent using [[WeaponsKitchenSink gloves, combs, umbrellas, megaphones, dictionaries, sketching tablets]] -- you name it, you can kill with it. Even better, no matter how surreal your choice of armament, every store you pass will just happen to [[SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness stock an even better model of it]] for a very reasonable price. Who else is running around the world killing people with an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]]?''

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#'''MacGyver #'''Series/MacGyver [[ImprobableWeaponUser Rule]]:''' ''Other than for the protagonists, your choice of weapons is not limited to the prosaic guns, clubs, or swords. Given appropriate skills, you can cut a bloody swath across the continent using [[WeaponsKitchenSink gloves, combs, umbrellas, megaphones, dictionaries, sketching tablets]] -- you name it, you can kill with it. Even better, no matter how surreal your choice of armament, every store you pass will just happen to [[SortingAlgorithmOfWeaponEffectiveness stock an even better model of it]] for a very reasonable price. Who else is running around the world killing people with an [[ParasolOfPain umbrella]]?''
11th Jan '16 4:53:23 AM aerojockey
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** The tough-as-nails [[ActionGirl female warrior]] who is ''not'' in love with the hero (note that this is the only female character in the game who is not in love with the hero and will therefore be indicated as such by having a spectacular scar, a missing eye, [[ArtificialLimbs cyborg limbs]] or some other physical deformity -- see The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Rule.)

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** The tough-as-nails [[ActionGirl female warrior]] who is ''not'' in love with the hero (note that this is the only female character in the game who is not in love with the hero and will therefore be indicated as such by having a [[RuggedScar spectacular scar, scar]], a missing eye, [[ArtificialLimbs cyborg limbs]] or some other physical deformity -- see The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Rule.)
18th Sep '15 5:59:12 AM Wyvernil
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#'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Aeris's]] Corollary:''' ''Just as the main male character will always use a sword or a variant of a sword, the main female character will always use a [[SimpleStaff rod or a staff of some sort]].''

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#'''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Aeris's]] Corollary:''' ''Just as the main male character will always use a sword or a variant of a sword, the [[WhiteMagicianGirl main female character character]] will always use a [[SimpleStaff rod or a staff of some sort]].''
12th Aug '15 7:23:04 PM DarthRevanFTW
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#'''[[HeroesPreferSwords "Silly]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]][[HeroesPreferSwords , bringing a sword to a gunfight..."]]''' ''No matter what timeframe the game is set in -- past, present, or future -- the main hero and his antagonist will both use a [[CoolSword sword]] for a weapon. (Therefore, you can identify your antagonist pretty easily right from the start of the game just by looking for the other guy who uses a sword.) These swords will be [[GunsAreWorthless far more powerful than any gun]] and often capable of [[SwordBeam distance attacks]].'' (See also KatanasAreJustBetter)

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#'''[[HeroesPreferSwords "Silly]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall]][[HeroesPreferSwords , bringing a sword to a gunfight..."]]''' ''No matter what timeframe the game is set in -- past, present, or future -- the main hero and his antagonist will both use a [[CoolSword sword]] for a weapon. (Therefore, you can identify your antagonist pretty easily right from the start of the game just by looking for the other guy who uses a sword.) These swords will be [[SwordAlmighty far more powerful]] [[GunsAreWorthless far more powerful than any gun]] and often capable of [[SwordBeam distance attacks]].'' (See also KatanasAreJustBetter)
18th Jul '14 4:42:51 PM eroock
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#'''O Brother, Where Art Thou? ([[VideoGame/GrandiaII Melfice]] Rule):''' ''If the male hero has an older sibling, the sibling will [[AloofBigBrother also be male]] and will [[CainAndAbel turn out to be one of the major villains]]. If the hero has a younger sibling, the sibling will be female and will be [[DamselInDistress kidnapped]] and [[HostageForMacGuffin held hostage by the villains]].'' (A special version of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; related to LukeIAmYourFather and LongLostSibling)

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#'''O Brother, Where Art Thou? ([[VideoGame/GrandiaII Melfice]] Rule):''' ''If the male hero has an older sibling, the sibling will [[AloofBigBrother also be male]] and will [[CainAndAbel turn out to be one of the major villains]]. If the hero has a younger sibling, the sibling will be female and will be [[DamselInDistress kidnapped]] and [[HostageForMacGuffin held hostage hostage]] by the villains]].villains.'' (A special version of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; related to LukeIAmYourFather and LongLostSibling)
18th Jul '14 4:41:58 PM eroock
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** The big, tough, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold angry guy]] who, deep down, [[GentleGiant is a total softy]].

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** [[TheBigGuy The big, tough, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold angry guy]] who, deep down, [[GentleGiant is a total softy]].



#'''O Brother, Where Art Thou? ([[VideoGame/GrandiaII Melfice]] Rule):''' ''If the male hero has an older sibling, the sibling will [[AloofBigBrother also be male]] and will [[CainAndAbel turn out to be one of the major villains]]. If the hero has a younger sibling, the sibling will be female and will be [[DamselInDistress kidnapped and held hostage by the villains]].'' (A special version of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; related to LukeIAmYourFather and LongLostSibling)

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#'''O Brother, Where Art Thou? ([[VideoGame/GrandiaII Melfice]] Rule):''' ''If the male hero has an older sibling, the sibling will [[AloofBigBrother also be male]] and will [[CainAndAbel turn out to be one of the major villains]]. If the hero has a younger sibling, the sibling will be female and will be [[DamselInDistress kidnapped kidnapped]] and [[HostageForMacGuffin held hostage by the villains]].'' (A special version of the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality; related to LukeIAmYourFather and LongLostSibling)
6th Jun '14 8:56:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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#'''[[VideogameSettings The Compulsories:]]''' ''[[SeenItAMillionTimes There's always]] [[LethalLavaLand a fire dungeon]], [[SlippySlideyIceWorld an ice dungeon]], [[DownTheDrain a sewer]] [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer maze]], [[TheLostWoods a misty forest]], [[GhostShip a derelict Ghost Ship]], [[MinecartMadness a mine]], [[UndergroundLevel a glowing crystal maze]], [[TempleOfDoom an ancient temple full of traps]], [[FloatingContinent a magic floating castle]], [[EternalEngine and a technological dungeon]].''

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#'''[[VideogameSettings The Compulsories:]]''' ''[[SeenItAMillionTimes There's always]] ''There's always [[LethalLavaLand a fire dungeon]], [[SlippySlideyIceWorld an ice dungeon]], [[DownTheDrain a sewer]] [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer maze]], [[TheLostWoods a misty forest]], [[GhostShip a derelict Ghost Ship]], [[MinecartMadness a mine]], [[UndergroundLevel a glowing crystal maze]], [[TempleOfDoom an ancient temple full of traps]], [[FloatingContinent a magic floating castle]], [[EternalEngine and a technological dungeon]].''
27th Apr '14 6:08:32 AM WillyFourEyes
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#'''[[ImpoverishedPatrician Poor Little Rich Hero]] ([[ThousandArms Meis]] Rule):''' ''If the hero comes from a rich and powerful family, it will have fallen on hard times and be broke and destitute by the time the game actually starts.''

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#'''[[ImpoverishedPatrician Poor Little Rich Hero]] ([[ThousandArms ([[VideoGame/ThousandArms Meis]] Rule):''' ''If the hero comes from a rich and powerful family, it will have [[RichesToRags fallen on hard times times]] and be broke and destitute by the time the game actually starts.''



** [[MysteriousWaif The demure, soft-spoken female mage]] and [[TheMedic healing]] [[WhiteMagicianGirl magic specialist]] who is not only in love with the hero, but is also the [[LastOfHisKind last survivor of an ancient race.]]

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** [[MysteriousWaif [[MysticalWaif The demure, soft-spoken female mage]] and [[TheMedic healing]] [[WhiteMagicianGirl magic specialist]] who is not only in love with the hero, but is also the [[LastOfHisKind last survivor of an ancient race.]]



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