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15th Mar '17 6:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* While not quite a fit in this section, the MSFHighForum has a few of these. Mitchell, current head GM, is known for trying to make sure his stay out of the fight, especially at climaxes. For instance, Michelle was busy fighting her evil twin in an ultimately irrelevant battle (And lost), and includes one in his planned Mahou Galaxy adventure, and Legion-based online game.

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* While not quite a fit in this section, the MSFHighForum ''Roleplay/MSFHighForum'' has a few of these. Mitchell, current head GM, is known for trying to make sure his stay out of the fight, especially at climaxes. For instance, Michelle was busy fighting her evil twin in an ultimately irrelevant battle (And lost), and includes one in his planned Mahou Galaxy adventure, and Legion-based online game.
23rd Dec '16 1:13:54 AM Mooncalf
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* Cait Sith, in ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', is not only an NPC, but the game's admin, head designer and avatar of the game's creator. He also adds and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.

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* Cait Sith, in ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', is not only an NPC, but the game's admin, head designer and avatar of the game's creator. He also adds and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.him.
* In ''Fanfic/PoniesAndDragons'', Doctor Whooves had one (a Time Lord, too) when he ran the game. After Vinyl Scratch stabbed the character to death, shoved the body into a magic bag, and dumped it down a well, he took the hint and abdicated the GM seat. Vinyl still occasionally gives him grief for it, though.
8th Dec '16 8:13:46 AM Prometheus117
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* A major plot twist in LightNovel/SwordArtOnline is that [[spoiler:Kayaba Akihiko, the BigBad who trapped everyone in TheMostDangerousVideoGame, was actually Heathcliff, leader of the Knights of the Blood guild. Kirito, having wondered where Kayaba had been for the last two years of the game, partially deduced his identity when he realized Heathcliff was in too good a condition after what should have been an exhausting battle for even a high-level player. The other key realization was, as Kirito put it, "Something any kid knows. There's nothing as boring as watching someone else play an RPG."]]

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* A major plot twist in LightNovel/SwordArtOnline is that [[spoiler:Kayaba Akihiko, the BigBad who trapped everyone in TheMostDangerousVideoGame, was actually Heathcliff, leader of the Knights of the Blood guild. Kirito, having wondered where Kayaba had been for the last two years of the game, partially deduced his identity when he realized Heathcliff was in too good a condition after what should have been an exhausting battle for even a high-level player. The other key realization was, as Kirito put it, "Something any kid knows. There's nothing as boring as watching someone else play an RPG."]]" It also turns out that he [[BroughtDownToBadass didn't even need those privileges in the first place]], since he was the one who ''made'' the combat system in the first place and thus had the skill to match and beat [[MasterSwordsman Kirito]] in a straight-up duel without admin status]].
26th Nov '16 12:58:52 PM Prometheus117
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** In the second arc, ''Fairy Dance'', [[DirtyCoward Sugou]] [[BigBad Nobuyuki]] creates an in-game avatar called [[AGodAmI Oberon, the Fairy King]], just to further cement his arrogance and self-importance over everyone [[spoiler:and in the AlternateContinuity ''Infinity Moment/Hollow Fragment'' creates a super-powerful avatar named Alberich to help him keep the players from completing the death game so he can use them for his MindControl experiments]]. He [[KillerGameMaster proceeds to abuse his admin privileges for all their worth to torture Kirito]] [[spoiler:and all of Asuna's friends as well in the latter]] solely to KickTheDog. Of course, ''unlike'' [[spoiler:Kayaba]], he's [[HarmlessVillain pathetically weak combat-wise and once the heroes remove his Game Master privileges]] [[spoiler:thanks to Kayaba's virtual ghost in the novels/anime and Strea in the games]], they proceed to show him [[CurbStompBattle just how pathetic and outclassed he really is]].
18th Nov '16 3:48:05 AM AnotherDuck
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* Many PlayByPostGame forums encourage the GM to have at least one character. Of course, these games don't always need a GM.
* Pretty much all games with some sort of "corruption" mechanic will have player characters who go down that road too far eventually lose their status and turn into {{NPC}}s. As a rule, that's ''not'' this trope unless a player who's lost a character to this takes the GM seat and decides to bring their old character back.

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* Many PlayByPostGame forums encourage the GM to have at least one character. Of course, these games don't always need a GM.
* Pretty much all games with some sort of "corruption" mechanic will have player characters who go down that road too far eventually lose their status and turn into {{NPC}}s. As a rule, that's ''not'' this trope unless a player who's lost a character to this takes the GM seat and decides to bring their old character back.
19th Jul '16 5:21:19 AM MarcusSmiter
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* Mostly averted in ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', but DM Creator/MatthewMercer will occasionally control an allied NPC (or an absent player character) in certain battles if the story works out that way.
** Matt also has an infamous story about why he became a Dungeon Master, and it mostly boiled down to his previous DM abusing his GMPC's privileges.
30th Jan '16 11:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* Not a requirement, but DontRestYourHead has an optional rule where there is no assigned GM, and whoever gets the best roll in a scene gets to control the story, essentially making them the owner of a GMPC for a short time. You would expect this to cause problems, but considering the crowd that game draws in, it actually makes things quite interesting.

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* Not a requirement, but DontRestYourHead TabletopGame/DontRestYourHead has an optional rule where there is no assigned GM, and whoever gets the best roll in a scene gets to control the story, essentially making them the owner of a GMPC for a short time. You would expect this to cause problems, but considering the crowd that game draws in, it actually makes things quite interesting.
16th Dec '15 11:41:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlissStage's Authority Figure is one of these. Notable as one of the possible results of getting to OneHundredAndEight points of Bliss is for a Pilot to mutiny and take over LaResistance: If this happens, that pilot's player ''must'' become the new GM!
* MyLifeWithMaster in a nutshell: The PC's in this game are the Igors to the Game Master's Dr. Frankenstein GMPC.
* MaidTheRPG is a sendup of the entire {{Meido}} trope in which the [[{{GMPC}} Master]] can have a powerful artifact known as the [[Manga/DeathNote Desu]] [[MemeticMutation Note]]. ...Do I really need to say it?

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* BlissStage's TabletopGame/BlissStage's Authority Figure is one of these. Notable as one of the possible results of getting to OneHundredAndEight points of Bliss is for a Pilot to mutiny and take over LaResistance: If this happens, that pilot's player ''must'' become the new GM!
* MyLifeWithMaster TabletopGame/MyLifeWithMaster in a nutshell: The PC's in this game are the Igors to the Game Master's Dr. Frankenstein GMPC.
* MaidTheRPG TabletopGame/MaidTheRPG is a sendup of the entire {{Meido}} trope in which the [[{{GMPC}} Master]] can have a powerful artifact known as the [[Manga/DeathNote Desu]] [[MemeticMutation Note]]. ...Do I really need to say it?



* NinjaBurger has the dispatcher, a Non Action Guy. His job is to watch the [=PCs=] on closed circuit camera and basically provide them with hints and assistance as needed.

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* NinjaBurger TabletopGame/NinjaBurger has the dispatcher, a Non Action Guy. His job is to watch the [=PCs=] on closed circuit camera and basically provide them with hints and assistance as needed.



* The {{Ringworld}} RPG requires players whose characters mutate into [[CursedWithAwesome protectors]] to give up control of the character to the GM. Protectors have superhuman strength and intelligence, but no free will, as they are ruthlessly devoted to ensuring the survival of their bloodline or species.

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* The {{Ringworld}} TabletopGame/{{Ringworld}} RPG requires players whose characters mutate into [[CursedWithAwesome protectors]] to give up control of the character to the GM. Protectors have superhuman strength and intelligence, but no free will, as they are ruthlessly devoted to ensuring the survival of their bloodline or species.
30th Aug '15 10:05:04 PM Ramidel
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->This is a load of bullshit. You don't know the first thing about Call of Cthulhu and you sure as Hell have no idea how to run a role-playing game if you think our idea of a good time is being your pet character's FUCKING ENTOURAGE!
-->'''Al Bruno III''', "Achy Breaky Mythos," from the ''Literature/BinderOfShame''.


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!!!Literature Examples
* Several in the ''Literature/BinderOfShame''. For example, in "Achy Breaky Mythos," the GM had the players all play academics who had a "mutual friend," the adventurer Dick Marvil. The page quote came after Dick Marvil casually snapped the necks of nightgaunts who the [=PCs=] couldn't even scratch.
16th Jul '15 9:23:51 PM konekootome
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* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and head designer. He also add and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.

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* Cait Sith, in FanFic/OffTheLine, ''FanFic/OffTheLine'', is not only an NPC, but the game's admin and admin, head designer. designer and avatar of the game's creator. He also add adds and changes things as long as he helping the player or if it amuses him.
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