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8th Feb '17 4:46:35 PM MyFinalEdits
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Grand Marshall Cor Leonis helps you out a little bit early on. He even lampshades it in a dialogue with Noctis.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'':
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Grand Marshall Cor Leonis helps you out a little bit early on. He even lampshades it in a dialogue with Noctis.



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[ShockAndAwe Celia]] plays this role for Haley and Belkar after the party splits. She can't help them much, though, as she's an ActualPacifist.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
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[[ShockAndAwe Celia]] plays this role for Haley and Belkar after the party splits. She can't help them much, though, as she's an ActualPacifist.
8th Feb '17 4:30:01 PM Steven
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[[folder: Stealth-Based Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' has Solid Snake assisting Raiden twice in the Plant chapter. At the start of the fight against the harrier, he gives you a Stinger to use against the jet and he'll also toss you some rations and ammo if you run low. During the raid within Arsenal Gear, Snake will fight alongside you with an assault rifle or a pistol (depending on the difficulty) and will give you more ammo if you need it (he also lampshades how he has infinite ammo by pointing to his bandana, which is a CallBack to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' that gave you the same item in a NewGamePlus). Of course, the game ends if Snake is killed.
1st Feb '17 4:02:31 PM QueenBEAUTY
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''
** In the [[{{VideoGame/Persona}} original]], Yukino Mayuzumi is only playable for ''the very first fight in the game'', and she is completely unusable after she leaves. The regular party consists of [[HeroicMime the protagonist]], [[GenkiGirl Maki]], [[TheSpock Kei]], and [[TheMcCoy Masao]], and whoever fills the fifth slot (can be [[TheDitz Ayase]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Eriko]], [[ButtMonkey Hidehiko]], or [[HairTriggerTemper Reiji]] is determined by a set of choices you make. For the Snow Queen Quest, however, Yukino (and Ayase) are permanent party members instead, and Maki and Masao are unusable.
** Two similar variations occur during both ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' in that the "guest" characters join for one in-game month before leaving, and their Personas both have a full set of moves they can learn up through level 70 (all party members bar the protagonist learn their final spells in the 70's). In tandem with averting InterfaceSpoiler, they're fully controllable and not overleveled like the rest of your party. The characters in question are [[spoiler:[[{{Tsundere}} Shinjiro Aragaki]] in ''3'' and [[GreatDetective Goro Akechi]] in ''5''. The former is [[KilledOffForReal killed]] by Takaya, a Persona-user antagonizing the protagonists, while the latter [[FaceHeelTurn betrays your group]] in order to sell you out to the cops and enact a revenge scheme against his father - and you actually have a boss fight against him to boot.]]
1st Feb '17 4:01:20 PM QueenBEAUTY
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona''
** In the [[{{VideoGame/Persona}} original]], Yukino Mayuzumi is only playable for ''the very first fight in the game'', and she is completely unusable after she leaves. The regular party consists of [[HeroicMime the protagonist]], [[GenkiGirl Maki]], [[TheSpock Kei]], and [[TheMcCoy Masao]], and whoever fills the fifth slot (can be [[TheDitz Ayase]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Eriko]], [[ButtMonkey Hidehiko]], or [[HairTriggerTemper Reiji]] is determined by a set of choices you make. For the Snow Queen Quest, however, Yukino (and Ayase) are permanent party members instead, and Maki and Masao are unusable.
** Two similar variations occur during both ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 5}}'' in that the "guest" characters join for one in-game month before leaving, and their Personas both have a full set of moves they can learn up through level 70 (all party members bar the protagonist learn their final spells in the 70's). In tandem with averting InterfaceSpoiler, they're fully controllable and not overleveled like the rest of your party. The characters in question are [[spoiler:[[{{Tsundere}} Shinjiro Aragaki]] in ''3'' and [[GreatDetective Goro Akechi]] in ''5''. The former is [[KilledOffForReal killed]] by Takaya, a Persona-user antagonizing the protagonists, while the latter [[FaceHeelTurn betrays your group]] in order to sell you out to the cops and enact a revenge scheme against his father - and you actually have a boss fight against him to boot.]]
8th Jan '17 9:20:17 AM nombretomado
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* ''EternalSonata'' had Claves, who joined for a dungeon before [[spoiler:getting killed off]]. You can get her to rejoin for the last boss, however, by completing the BonusDungeon.
* In ''Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes'' for the iPod, you rescue 'Superstars', platinum ranked party members with only 2 deployment. (Deployment goes down every time you use a party member in battle, more if (s)he gets defeated. Zero deployment and you lose the party member FOREVER.) On top of this, YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM REWIND! (+1 Deployment)

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* ''EternalSonata'' ''VideoGame/EternalSonata'' had Claves, who joined for a dungeon before [[spoiler:getting killed off]]. You can get her to rejoin for the last boss, however, by completing the BonusDungeon.
* In ''Song Summoner: ''VideoGame/SongSummoner: The Unsung Heroes'' for the iPod, you rescue 'Superstars', platinum ranked party members with only 2 deployment. (Deployment goes down every time you use a party member in battle, more if (s)he gets defeated. Zero deployment and you lose the party member FOREVER.) On top of this, YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM REWIND! (+1 Deployment)
4th Jan '17 11:53:37 AM Windrays
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4th Jan '17 11:53:35 AM Windrays
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*** Also joining in on the fun are Iris Amiticia and Aranea Highwind: the former doesn't boast much HP but is surprisingly effective in a fight for being a 15 year old girl, using her dolls, martial arts, and potions to be useful; Aranea, meanwhile, is a powerful dragoon who comes at a time when your party is a man down. And she can also temporarily join your party for tough battles in the field later on as well. And, due to an easy to exploit glitch, she can be made into a permanent member of said party.
31st Dec '16 12:58:42 AM ADrago
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* In ''Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes'' for the iPod, you rescue 'Superstars', platinum ranked party members with only 2 deployment. (Deployment goes down every time you use a party member in battle, more if (s)he gets defeated. Zero deployment and you lose the party member [[LostForever FOREVER.]]) On top of this, YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM REWIND! (+1 Deployment)

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* In ''Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes'' for the iPod, you rescue 'Superstars', platinum ranked party members with only 2 deployment. (Deployment goes down every time you use a party member in battle, more if (s)he gets defeated. Zero deployment and you lose the party member [[LostForever FOREVER.]]) ) On top of this, YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM REWIND! (+1 Deployment)



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', there are often temporary members who assist your team in battle. If they accompany your team for multiple battles, they will even show up in your party menus, and you can meddle with their equipment freely. This is even occasionally true of a plot-important character that does not show up in more than one battle, such as Alma or Princess Ovelia, who remains with the team for an extended period but prefers not to fight. However, unlike most GuestStarPartyMember situations, these characters will not be under your control during battle. They will be labeled Guest, to distinguish them from the ones labeled Enemy, but both guests and enemies are computer-controlled. Enemies that are subjected to a successful Invite attempt by one of your Talk Skill users will qualify as a Guest until the battle is won, at which point you will have the option of making them team members or turning them away -- they are not allowed to continue being a Guest beyond the initial battle. Guest characters are the only ones exempt from the "[[LostForever three turns KO'ed=crystal or chest]]" rule, primarily because of [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou their importance to the plot]]. Once their role in the story is fulfilled, they can be recruited and at which point they can die for real at any time after that.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', there are often temporary members who assist your team in battle. If they accompany your team for multiple battles, they will even show up in your party menus, and you can meddle with their equipment freely. This is even occasionally true of a plot-important character that does not show up in more than one battle, such as Alma or Princess Ovelia, who remains with the team for an extended period but prefers not to fight. However, unlike most GuestStarPartyMember situations, these characters will not be under your control during battle. They will be labeled Guest, to distinguish them from the ones labeled Enemy, but both guests and enemies are computer-controlled. Enemies that are subjected to a successful Invite attempt by one of your Talk Skill users will qualify as a Guest until the battle is won, at which point you will have the option of making them team members or turning them away -- they are not allowed to continue being a Guest beyond the initial battle. Guest characters are the only ones exempt from the "[[LostForever "[[FinalDeath three turns KO'ed=crystal or chest]]" rule, primarily because of [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou their importance to the plot]]. Once their role in the story is fulfilled, they can be recruited and at which point they can die for real at any time after that.



** Interestingly enough, the first time you meet Boco the Chocobo, he's a Guest for ''the Enemy''. (This was probably done so that Boco can't be [[LostForever turned into a Crystal]] or [[HeelFaceTurn Invited]] into your party.)

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** Interestingly enough, the first time you meet Boco the Chocobo, he's a Guest for ''the Enemy''. (This was probably done so that Boco can't be [[LostForever [[FinalDeath turned into a Crystal]] or [[HeelFaceTurn Invited]] into your party.)
26th Dec '16 3:15:50 PM MemeMaster
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[[caption-width-right:320:Who cares if he's the [[BigBad villain]]... This is [[ATasteOfPower AWESOME!!!]][[note]] Would be more awesome if you could actually control him during this sequence though...[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Who cares if he's the [[BigBad villain]]... villain]]? This is [[ATasteOfPower AWESOME!!!]][[note]] Would be more awesome if you could actually control him during this sequence though...[[/note]]]]
6th Dec '16 4:46:13 PM infernape612
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Grand Marshall Cor Leonis helps you out a little bit early on. He even lampshades it in a dialogue with Noctis.
-->'''Noctis''': Life's a lot easier with you around!\\
'''Cor''': Don't get used to it. I'll be gone before you know it.\\
'''Noctis''': I'll enjoy it while it lasts, then.
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