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29th May '17 11:53:35 AM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series (and [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors spin]][[WarriorsOrochi offs]]) not only have the general meaning of this in spades (you can swing your weapon around freely in a pitched melee and still only hit enemy soldiers, leaving your friendly RedShirts unscathed), it also applies a particularly literal version: Using a Fire Attack to set an area ablaze will generally only harm enemies. So if you just set a base on fire, it'll burn your enemies to a crisp, while you can freely fight amongst the flames without even SWEATING. Of course, it also works the other way around if the AI decides to set something on fire. Interestingly, with fire being so partisan, the only kind of flames that'll indiscriminately hurt BOTH sides are ACCIDENTAL fires... so really, the best way to avoid getting burned is to set the place on fire before anyone ELSE can.

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* The ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series (and [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors spin]][[WarriorsOrochi spin]][[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi offs]]) not only have the general meaning of this in spades (you can swing your weapon around freely in a pitched melee and still only hit enemy soldiers, leaving your friendly RedShirts unscathed), it also applies a particularly literal version: Using a Fire Attack to set an area ablaze will generally only harm enemies. So if you just set a base on fire, it'll burn your enemies to a crisp, while you can freely fight amongst the flames without even SWEATING. Of course, it also works the other way around if the AI decides to set something on fire. Interestingly, with fire being so partisan, the only kind of flames that'll indiscriminately hurt BOTH sides are ACCIDENTAL fires... so really, the best way to avoid getting burned is to set the place on fire before anyone ELSE can.
12th May '17 11:58:12 PM Crocket_Lawnchair
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[[caption-width-right:350:Heavy and Sandvich both passed their Spy Check.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Heavy and Sandvich both passed their Spy Check.]]
[[note]]Unfortunately, this means Sandvich can't be toasted.[[/note]]]]
8th May '17 7:55:45 AM Sabrewing
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* Usually played straight throughout the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', as big area-of-effect spells only target the opposing party, but there's one aversion in ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' which is in the player's favor. In Chapter 3, you're tasked with crossing a natural land bridge which is guarded by a machine called the Laser Eye, which periodically fires a large cannon down the bridge. It hits ''everything'' in its path, and the battle starts with several enemy units waiting in its line of fire. That said, you'll have to [[CutTheKnot make use of your flyers]] if you want to cross unscathed, yourself.

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* Usually played straight throughout the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', as big area-of-effect spells only target the opposing party, but there's one aversion in ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' which is in the player's favor. In Chapter 3, you're tasked with crossing a natural land bridge which is guarded by a machine called the Laser Eye, which periodically fires a large cannon down the bridge. It hits ''everything'' in its path, and the battle starts with several enemy units waiting in its line of fire. That said, you'll have to [[CutTheKnot [[CuttingTheKnot make use of your flyers]] if you want to cross unscathed, yourself.
8th May '17 7:55:24 AM Sabrewing
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* Usually played straight throughout the ''Franchise/ShiningSeries'', as big area-of-effect spells only target the opposing party, but there's one aversion in ''VideoGame/ShiningForce'' which is in the player's favor. In Chapter 3, you're tasked with crossing a natural land bridge which is guarded by a machine called the Laser Eye, which periodically fires a large cannon down the bridge. It hits ''everything'' in its path, and the battle starts with several enemy units waiting in its line of fire. That said, you'll have to [[CutTheKnot make use of your flyers]] if you want to cross unscathed, yourself.
23rd Apr '17 2:51:02 PM nombretomado
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* Most games in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''. As the games in the series are action-{{RPG}}s and the antagonists frequently draw from the same pool of spells as the protagonists, this can make dodging a chore if you're not paying attention, since Abyssion's Meteor Storm looks exactly the same as Genis's Meteor Storm.

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* Most games in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries''.''VideoGame/TalesSeries''. As the games in the series are action-{{RPG}}s and the antagonists frequently draw from the same pool of spells as the protagonists, this can make dodging a chore if you're not paying attention, since Abyssion's Meteor Storm looks exactly the same as Genis's Meteor Storm.
22nd Apr '17 5:04:21 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''SuikodenIII'' - area effect spells hit in the area of effect, and if your friends happen to be standing right next to your target , then that's just too damn bad for them. Spells that are 'Hit All', however, will still only target foes...

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* Averted in ''SuikodenIII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenIII'' - area effect spells hit in the area of effect, and if your friends happen to be standing right next to your target , then that's just too damn bad for them. Spells that are 'Hit All', however, will still only target foes...
16th Apr '17 3:55:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Spore}}'', you cannot kill or even harm any members of your own species in the Cell and Creature stages.

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* In ''{{Spore}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}'', you cannot kill or even harm any members of your own species in the Cell and Creature stages.
18th Mar '17 3:30:06 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena''. Thankfully in some cases, since this meant that there's a chance that [[MultiMookMelee your enemies might accidentally blow their companions up]] trying to get at you, but be very wary if someone like, say... [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Lina]] or [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Nanoha]] is your ally. If you hear the [[KamehameHadoken Dragon Slave]] chant or the words "[[CatchPhrase Zenryoku Zenkai]]", that should be your signal to fly [[SphereOfDestruction far away from their target]].

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/MagicalBattleArena''. Thankfully in some cases, since this meant that there's a chance that [[MultiMookMelee your enemies might accidentally blow their companions up]] trying to get at you, but be very wary if someone like, say... [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Lina]] or [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha]] is your ally. If you hear the [[KamehameHadoken Dragon Slave]] chant or the words "[[CatchPhrase Zenryoku Zenkai]]", that should be your signal to fly [[SphereOfDestruction far away from their target]].
16th Mar '17 3:02:10 PM infernape612
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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAttWar'' plays the trope straight (at least in single player). Especially bad when you can shoot napalm straight through your squad to hit the enemies on the other side... And with one of the Death Cards, you can heal teammates in co-op by shooting them.

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** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAttWar'' ''World at War'' plays the trope straight (at least in single player). Especially bad when you can shoot napalm straight through your squad to hit the enemies on the other side... And with one of the Death Cards, you can heal teammates in co-op by shooting them.
12th Mar '17 10:59:36 PM Ragitsu
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* Thankfully present in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', where your bullets and those of your partner can't hurt each other. Its still annoying, though, that your partner will gladly stand right behind you and keep shooting you in the back to get at the enemy in front of you.
* Completely averted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' You can kill your EscortMission package in ONE hit by ANYTHING including one knife swipe. And even the merchant. However the ENEMY can't hurt each other AT ALL, even if the person obviously had stabbed his partner in the back. However people with dynamites can still kill the other ganados, and Jj can also shoot his own military.
** Of course, there is the option to turn on friendly fire. [[SarcasmMode Good times will be had by all.]]


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* Completely averted in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' You can kill your EscortMission package in ONE hit by ANYTHING including one knife swipe. And even the merchant. However the ENEMY can't hurt each other AT ALL, even if the person obviously had stabbed his partner in the back. However people with dynamites can still kill the other ganados, and Jj can also shoot his own military.
** Of course, there is the option to turn on friendly fire. [[SarcasmMode Good times will be had by all.]]
*** Thankfully present in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', where your bullets and those of your partner can't hurt each other. Its still annoying, though, that your partner will gladly stand right behind you and keep shooting you in the back to get at the enemy in front of you.
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