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12th Aug '16 1:13:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The various armor permutations in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series. Sadly, while very cool-looking, they are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay aside from potentially making you more visible to snipers.

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* The various armor permutations in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. Sadly, while very cool-looking, they are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay aside from potentially making you more visible to snipers. Later games add the ability to customize the skins of your basic guns too.
8th Aug '16 9:48:48 AM Willbyr
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* The ''KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.

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* The ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.
28th Jul '16 11:18:58 AM Viira
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* ''[[TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' has 48 "medals" you can collect after beating the game. It's pretty clearly just a stand-in for [=PS3=] trophies or [=XBox=] 360 achievements.

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* ''[[TraumaCenter ''[[VideoGame/TraumaCenter Trauma Team]]'' has 48 "medals" you can collect after beating the game. It's pretty clearly just a stand-in for [=PS3=] trophies or [=XBox=] 360 achievements.
17th Jul '16 8:12:22 PM Doug86
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* The famous "No-Prize" from MarvelComics. It essentially started out as a sort of "Whadda ya want, a medal?" to readers who wrote in pointing out typos or continuity errors. The No-Prize was literally nothing, arriving in an envelope that said it contained an "official No-Prize"... and was, of course, empty. Of course, you got your name mentioned in the comic where the No-Prizes were counted up, which some saw as the real prize.

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* The famous "No-Prize" from MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. It essentially started out as a sort of "Whadda ya want, a medal?" to readers who wrote in pointing out typos or continuity errors. The No-Prize was literally nothing, arriving in an envelope that said it contained an "official No-Prize"... and was, of course, empty. Of course, you got your name mentioned in the comic where the No-Prizes were counted up, which some saw as the real prize.
12th Jul '16 1:21:28 AM jormis29
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** The awards in ''Battlefield 2142'' would give points if you achieved them. The medals wouldn't however.

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** The awards in ''Battlefield 2142'' ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142'' would give points if you achieved them. The medals wouldn't however.
9th Jul '16 12:33:40 PM StFan
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* The ''[[WheresWaldo Where's Waldo]]'' PC game, ''Where's Waldo: The Fantastic Journey'', rewards you for giving you an extra character/item on the level select screen if you manage to get 5 stars on a level.

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* The ''[[WheresWaldo Where's Waldo]]'' ''Literature/WheresWaldo'' PC game, ''Where's Waldo: The Fantastic Journey'', rewards you for giving you an extra character/item on the level select screen if you manage to get 5 stars on a level.



* ''BloodlineChampions'' lampshades that:

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* ''BloodlineChampions'' ''VideoGame/BloodlineChampions'' lampshades that:
21st Jun '16 4:53:13 PM Kotomikun
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* The web-based {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' features a whole series of trophies which can be collected by players to display at their campsite. They must be purchased with game money after earning them, and typically are awarded for feats that diverge sharply from the game's standard quest. The "Boss Boss" trophy, for example, requires one to defeat a quartet of specific {{boss|Battle}}es under conditions that both ramp up the difficulty of the fight ''and'' prevent you from gaining special bonus treasures they might drop.
** Annoying to collectors is that it's impossible to achieve 100% completion on any level, as [=KoL=]'s style of humor means event items and trophies are also affected. One such example would be the Pantsless trophy, which was only gained through pure luck, not having worn pants at rollover on a particular December 31st, midnight. It's said that only a handful of people can even come close, most of them powergamers who aren't affiliated with the coding team. That's right, not even the people that ''made the game'' have everything!
*** In fact, there exists absolutely no account that has every one-time trophy, barring a sudden re-implementation of said Pantsless trophy.

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* The web-based {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' features a whole series of trophies which can be collected by players to display at their campsite. They must be purchased with game money after earning them, and typically are awarded for feats that diverge sharply from the game's standard quest. The "Boss Boss" trophy, for example, requires one to defeat a quartet of specific {{boss|Battle}}es under conditions that both ramp up the difficulty of the fight ''and'' prevent you from gaining special bonus treasures they might drop.
drop. Tattoos are the other main collectible, and also serve no purpose other than making your character page look cooler (with the exception of the Demon Tattoo, which protects you from self-damage when using a certain demon-fire buff).
** Annoying to collectors is that it's impossible to achieve 100% completion on any level, as [=KoL=]'s style of humor means event items and trophies are also affected. One such example would be the Pantsless trophy, which was only gained through pure luck, not having worn pants at rollover on a particular December 31st, midnight. It's said that only a handful of people can even come close, most of them powergamers who aren't affiliated with the coding team. That's right, not even the people that ''made the game'' have everything!
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everything! In fact, there exists absolutely no account that has every one-time trophy, barring a sudden re-implementation of said Pantsless trophy.trophy.
** Many of the game's rare items, acquired through special one-time events or just trudging through a lot of ascensions/sidequests, are either literally useless, or effectively so because more powerful items can be had with less effort. The Plexiglass outfit, for example, requires you to ascend several times in "Oxycore," where you can't eat or drink anything to gain adventures (thus requiring many more real-life days than a regular ascension)... but thanks to PowerCreep, the once-impressive bonuses on the set's items are pretty much obsolete.
9th Jun '16 7:01:15 AM StFan
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* Completing ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'''s [[BonusLevelOfHell Hell Temple]] rewards you with the treasure of Hell Temple, the [[spoiler:Skimpy Swimsuit]]. On top of having no effect on your gameplay, collecting it [[spoiler:exposes you to a [[FanDisservice picture of Lemeza wearing it]], followed by the sage Duracuets making fun of you. After all, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin didn't he warn you that you might regret seeing the treasure?]]]]

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* Completing ''VideoGame/{{La-Mulana}}'''s ''VideoGame/LaMulana'''s [[BonusLevelOfHell Hell Temple]] rewards you with the treasure of Hell Temple, the [[spoiler:Skimpy Swimsuit]]. On top of having no effect on your gameplay, collecting it [[spoiler:exposes you to a [[FanDisservice picture of Lemeza wearing it]], followed by the sage Duracuets making fun of you. After all, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin didn't he warn you that you might regret seeing the treasure?]]]]
31st May '16 11:22:07 AM tropesinreadiness
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'': The Wizard's gifts to the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion "prove" to them that they already have the brains, heart, and courage they've been looking for.
28th May '16 10:45:32 AM nombretomado
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* Getting all the medals in the original ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' for {{PlayStation}}, including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Dreamworks Medal of Valor, gets you several extra characters for the multiplayer mode.

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* Getting all the medals in the original ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' for {{PlayStation}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation, including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Dreamworks Medal of Valor, gets you several extra characters for the multiplayer mode.
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