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30th Sep '16 2:05:40 PM Apocrypha
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** Generally averted in the MMO sequel, ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''--the character classes are only ever vaguely referred to in outside material in such a way that you can imagine they were whatever gender or alignment you'd like. There is one exception, however, and that's the Sith Inquisitor, who is at one point referenced as [[spoiler:Darth Nox]], meaning they were canonically [[spoiler:dark side, which is notable as they are the first dark side protagonist in a ''Star Wars'' video game]]. The book ''Annihilation'' also implies that they are a human, though their gender is still unconfirmed.
*** The Barsen'thor is canonically male, as it's their tomb that the protagonist of JediKnightJediAcademy enters.

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** Generally averted in the MMO sequel, ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''--the character classes are only ever vaguely referred to in outside material in such a way that you can imagine they were whatever gender or alignment you'd like. There is one exception, however, and that's the Sith Inquisitor, who is at one point referenced as [[spoiler:Darth Nox]], meaning they were canonically [[spoiler:dark side, which is notable as they are the first dark side protagonist in a ''Star Wars'' video game]]. The book ''Annihilation'' also implies that they are a human, though their gender few exceptions, though--the Consular is still unconfirmed.
*** The Barsen'thor is
stated to have been canonically male, as it's their his tomb that the protagonist of JediKnightJediAcademy enters.enters, and the Inquisitor's race is implied to be human in the book ''Annihilation''. The game also defaults to "Darth Imperius" if a level 60 Inquisitor is rolled for the expansion, although their gender is still unconfirmed.
30th Sep '16 10:57:57 AM pinkdalek
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** Teased in ''Lateral Biography TURKS: The Kids Are Alright''. Evan, discovering Tifa had been to the Gold Saucer, asks her if she's ever been on a date there. Instead of answering, Tifa is offended and tells him that asking her things like that at work is inappropriate. Tifa was one of Cloud's RomanceSidequest options to date in the Gold Saucer in the original game, but [[StoryBranchFavoritism not the game's first preference for a partner]].
17th Sep '16 2:28:19 PM Steam_Lord
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* While left somewhat unclear, ''Videogame/OverlordII'' suggests that the previous EvilOverlord was something of a NobleDemon who at the very least saved the Elves from extinction. The game also goes on to say that [[spoiler:Rose]] was the canonical choice for Mistress.

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* While left somewhat unclear, ''Videogame/OverlordII'' suggests that the previous EvilOverlord was something of a NobleDemon who at the very least saved the Elves from extinction. The game also goes on to say that [[spoiler:Rose]] was the canonical choice for Mistress. [[spoiler:Though the debris from the Tower are in Velvet's style.]]
16th Sep '16 6:12:54 PM Stealth
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* A variation in a simulation game's multiple endings are clarified in a later, mostly unrelated real-time tactical game's sequel. The ''TabletoGame/BattleTech'' based real-time-tactical/RPG game ''The Crescent Hawk's Inception'' received a more true-to-the-tabletop sequel, ''The Crescent Hawk's Revenge.'' ''Revenge'' reveals how the original ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game ended: Gideon Braver Vanderburg successfully defeated the Dark Wing to reclaim his family's heritage as rulers of Ander's Moon. However, he also continued on as a mercenary, and his unit, the Blazing Aces, lasted until at least 3051 where they were destroyed to a man during the Clan invasion. It also clarifies that he was canonically a ''Phoenix Hawk'' pilot, out of the 8 available 'Mechs in the first game.
* Another variation for ''VideoGame/MechCommander.'' It presumes that you trained up some of your pilots as well as having most of them survive, as [[spoiler: your rookie SouthernFriedPrivate of all people]] becomes an elite pilot who survives to return to the Inner Sphere in the true 3D sequel.

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* A variation in a simulation game's multiple endings are clarified in a later, mostly unrelated real-time tactical game's sequel. The ''TabletoGame/BattleTech'' based real-time-tactical/RPG game ''The Crescent Hawk's Inception'' received a more true-to-the-tabletop sequel, ''The Crescent Hawk's Revenge.'' ''Revenge'' reveals how the original ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game ended: Gideon Braver Vanderburg successfully defeated the Dark Wing to reclaim his family's heritage as rulers of Ander's Moon.Moon (had he failed, he would have become a wandering vagabond warrior for the rest of his life). However, he also continued on as a mercenary, and his unit, the Blazing Aces, lasted until at least 3051 where they were destroyed to a man during the Clan invasion. It also clarifies that he was canonically a ''Phoenix Hawk'' pilot, out of the 8 available 'Mechs in the first game.
* Another variation for ''VideoGame/MechCommander.'' This is a game where permanent pilot death is a possibility and that AnyoneCanDie. It also presumes that you trained up some of your pilots as well as having most of them survive, as [[spoiler: your rookie SouthernFriedPrivate of all people]] becomes an elite pilot who survives to return to the Inner Sphere in the true 3D sequel.
16th Sep '16 6:01:14 PM Stealth
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* In one mission of ''[[TabletopGame/BattleTech Mechwarrior 4]]'', Ian Dresari, you, can either save your sister Joanna or secure a cache of weapons for the war effort. The game ends with either Joanna or Ian ascending the throne as Duchess or Duke. The ''Black Knight'' expansion pack assumes that no only did Ian fail to save his sister, but is now ruling as a tyrannical despot. Later material then ended up clarifying that this ending was Steiner propaganda to justify Steiner-backed intervention to overthrow him (as Ian canonically survived to see the end of the Fed-Com Civil War, this ends up making the ending of the ExpansionPackSequel non-canon).

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* In one mission of ''[[TabletopGame/BattleTech Mechwarrior 4]]'', Ian Dresari, you, can either save your sister Joanna or secure a cache of weapons for the war effort. The game ends with either Joanna or Ian ascending the throne as Duchess or Duke. The ''Black Knight'' expansion pack assumes that no only did Ian fail to save his sister, but is now ruling as a tyrannical despot. Later material then ended up clarifying that this ending was Steiner propaganda to justify Steiner-backed intervention to overthrow him (as Ian canonically survived to see the end of the Fed-Com Civil War, this ends up making the ending of the ExpansionPackSequel MissionPackSequel non-canon).
16th Sep '16 6:00:37 PM Stealth
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* A variation in a simulation game's multiple endings are clarified in a later, mostly unrelated real-time tactical game's sequel. The ''TabletoGame/BattleTech'' based real-time-tactical/RPG game ''The Crescent Hawk's Inception'' received a more true-to-the-tabletop sequel, ''The Crescent Hawk's Revenge.'' ''Revenge'' reveals how the original ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game ended: Gideon Braver Vanderburg successfully defeated the Dark Wing to reclaim his family's heritage as rulers of Ander's Moon. However, he also continued on as a mercenary, and his unit, the Blazing Aces, lasted until at least 3051 where they were destroyed to a man during the Clan invasion. It also clarifies that he was canonically a ''Phoenix Hawk'' pilot, out of the 8 available 'Mechs in the first game.
* Another variation for ''VideoGame/MechCommander.'' It presumes that you trained up some of your pilots as well as having most of them survive, as [[spoiler: your rookie SouthernFriedPrivate of all people]] becomes an elite pilot who survives to return to the Inner Sphere in the true 3D sequel.



* In one mission of ''[[TabletopGame/BattleTech Mechwarrior 4]]'', Ian Dresari, you, can either save your sister Joanna or secure a cache of weapons for the war effort. The game ends with either Joanna or Ian ascending the throne as Duchess or Duke. The ''Black Knight'' expansion pack assumes that no only did Ian fail to save his sister, but is now ruling as a tyrannical despot. Later material then ended up clarifying that this ending was Steiner propaganda to justify Steiner-backed intervention to overthrow him (as Ian canonically survived to see the end of the Fed-Com Civil War, this ends up making the ending of the ExpansionPackSequel non-canon).



* In one mission of ''[[TabletopGame/BattleTech Mechwarrior 4]]'', Ian Dresari, you, can either save your sister Joanna or secure a cache of weapons for the war effort. The game ends with either Joanna or Ian ascending the throne as Duchess or Duke. The ''Black Knight'' expansion pack assumes that no only did Ian fail to save his sister, but is now ruling as a tyrannical despot.
9th Sep '16 10:10:40 PM billybobfred
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has 6 endings, but only one of them is considered to be the "true" one. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', takes place following said true ending, as if the other five didn't happen. The trope is played in an unorthodox way, though, because the true ending of 999 is possible thanks to a certain event in the Safe ending.

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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has 6 endings, but only one of them is considered to be the "true" one. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', takes place following said true ending, as if the other five didn't happen. The trope is played in an unorthodox way, though, because the true ending of 999 is possible thanks to a certain event in the Safe ending. All of this is largely because the inevitable VN SaveScumming is [[spoiler:actually Akane in the past viewing possible alternate futures in an effort to save her own life.]]
9th Sep '16 6:43:18 AM JoelTheB
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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne', there are two endings: the first one in which [[spoiler:Mona Sax is fatally shot by Vladimir Lem and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in Max's arms]] after he fails to save her]], and the other one that can be obtained in [[HarderThanHard "Dead on Arrival" mode]], in which [[spoiler:she survives being shot]]. Sadly, however, the former one turns out to be canon and carries over to ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', [[spoiler:in which Max still feels grieved at the loss of Mona, who had been killed nine years ago; and he has since been dismissed from the NYPD trying to nurse his alcoholism and addiction to painkillers.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne', ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'', there are two endings: the first one in which [[spoiler:Mona Sax is fatally shot by Vladimir Lem and [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dies in Max's arms]] after he fails to save her]], and the other one that can be obtained in [[HarderThanHard "Dead on Arrival" mode]], in which [[spoiler:she survives being shot]]. Sadly, however, the former one turns out to be canon and carries over to ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', [[spoiler:in which Max still feels grieved at the loss of Mona, who had been killed nine years ago; and he has since been dismissed from the NYPD trying to nurse his alcoholism and addiction to painkillers.]]
25th Aug '16 3:21:08 PM Apocrypha
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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' and its two expansion packs allow for quite a few possibilities between them, but ultimately hints towards one set of events for the Knight-Captain. The main character canonically has to have gotten the good ending for the original campaign in order for references [[spoiler:Ammon Jerro]] made in Mask of the Betrayer to make any sense; likewise, the presence of [[spoiler:One of Many in Storms of Zehir and some of its allusions imply that the character then succumbed to the spirit eater and became evil, killing Okku and rampaging across Rasheman.]]

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' and its two expansion packs allow for quite a few possibilities between them, but ultimately hints towards one set of events for the Knight-Captain. The main character canonically has to have gotten the good ending for the original campaign in order for references [[spoiler:Ammon Jerro]] made in Mask ''Mask of the Betrayer Betrayer'' to make any sense; likewise, the sense. ''Storms of Zehir'' muddles what happened, though: [[spoiler:the presence of [[spoiler:One One of Many in Storms of Zehir and some of its allusions would imply that the character Knight-Captain then succumbed to the spirit eater evil and became evil, killing Okku and rampaging rampaged across Rasheman.Faerun, ''if'' Khelgar didn't talk about how they had returned to Crossroad Keep, which only happens if they were good.]]
17th Aug '16 9:57:02 PM TheGrandestDad
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** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has many different endings, three of which even involves Shadow's implied breaking of Dr. Eggman's neck and thus ending his JokerImmunity. Nearly all endings in the game are subject to this trope.

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** ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' has many different endings, three of which even involves involve Shadow's implied breaking of Dr. Eggman's neck and thus ending his JokerImmunity. Nearly all endings in the game are subject to this trope.
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