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13th Jun '16 10:59:16 AM 32_Footsteps
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* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}, several abilities give the user extra utility with items. The Pickup ability gives a 10% chance to find random items after a battle (including some very exensive ones, like a RareCandy), plus it allows the user in later generations to grab a copy of an item used up by a foe. Harvest is the "free item" sort, as a user has a 50% chance of getting a berry back after consuming it (going up to 100% if bright sunlight is active).
19th Apr '16 2:24:10 PM Willbyr
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See also QuirkyBard, which this character sometimes mixes with.
May relate to GadgeteerGenius.

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See also QuirkyBard, which this character sometimes mixes with.
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* {{Pokemon}} that have the Pickup ability can get free items at a random chance after battles and are also generally capable of learning Thief or Covet, which allows them to steal items. They tend to not be good for much else, due to frequently being ComMons.

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* {{Pokemon}} Franchise/{{Pokemon}} that have the Pickup ability can get free items at a random chance after battles and are also generally capable of learning Thief or Covet, which allows them to steal items. They tend to not be good for much else, due to frequently being ComMons.
9th Mar '16 12:49:52 AM ThemJohns
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', the Antiquarian has crappy attacks and mediocre support skills, but she allows the party to carry more loot and sometimes finds antiques that turn into trinkets once you return to base.
29th Jan '16 4:44:17 PM nombretomado
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* In an interesting take on this trope, Pichu in ''SuperSmashBrosMelee'' was designed specifically with items in mind. His extreme speed would allow him to capitalize on item drops to gain the upper hand. Unfortunately for him, tournament rules largely ban items, sending him to the bottom of the tier list.

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* In an interesting take on this trope, Pichu in ''SuperSmashBrosMelee'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'' was designed specifically with items in mind. His extreme speed would allow him to capitalize on item drops to gain the upper hand. Unfortunately for him, tournament rules largely ban items, sending him to the bottom of the tier list.
19th Nov '15 12:16:45 PM HighCrate
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Sometimes, characters don't have the physical strength of the LightningBruiser, nor the toughness of the MightyGlacier or even the magic abilities of the SquishyWizard and WhiteMage. Maybe they have the speed of the FragileSpeedster, but sometimes not even that. Oh, what is a TagAlongKid to do in order to be actually helpful then?

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Sometimes, characters don't have the physical strength of the LightningBruiser, MightyGlacier, nor the toughness of the MightyGlacier StoneWall or even the magic abilities of the SquishyWizard and WhiteMage. Maybe they have the speed of the FragileSpeedster, but sometimes not even that. Oh, what is a TagAlongKid to do in order to be actually helpful then?
13th Nov '15 9:10:30 AM 32_Footsteps
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** Another variant of item-depending class is the ability to throw weapons or money at the enemy. The former is usually given to Ninjas, the latter varies more (the Tactics Advance series gave it to the Juggler, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gave it to the Samurai class, because... [[FridgeLogic Samurai are aristocrats? Or something?]]).

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** Another variant of item-depending class is the ability to throw weapons or money at the enemy. The former is usually given to Ninjas, the latter varies more (the Tactics Advance series gave it to the Juggler, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gave it to the Samurai class, because... [[FridgeLogic Samurai are aristocrats? Or something?]]).class as a reference to Zenigata Heiji, the fictional ''sengoku''-era policeman who would throw coins to incapacitate criminals).
17th Oct '15 6:43:39 PM TheHeroHartmut
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** Likewise, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lloyd/Loid/Roid]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Mother]]''. He and Jeff both use special attack items in exchange for not having any PSI abilities like the other party members.
** Boney takes up this role in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Mother 3]]''. While the other party members have useful abilities, Boney is stuck with only able to use his EnemyScan. On top of that, while fast, his attack power starts to pale in comparison to [[LovableRogue Duster]] and [[GlacierWaif Lucas]] at mid-game, so naturally, he's the best user of the usable rockets and bombs that you'll pick up. In addition, he can't equip as many items as the others, so his inventory will have more space in it.

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** Likewise, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Lloyd/Loid/Roid]] from ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} Mother]]''. He and Jeff both use ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings''. Like Jeff, he uses special attack items in exchange for not having any PSI abilities like the other party members.
** Boney takes up is generally used for this role in ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} Mother 3]]''. ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''. While the other party members have useful abilities, PSI, techniques and non-inventory-based tools available to them, Boney is stuck with only able to use his EnemyScan. has an EnemyScan ability. On top of that, while fast, his attack power starts to pale in comparison to [[LovableRogue Duster]] and [[GlacierWaif Lucas]] at around mid-game, so naturally, he's the best user of choice for carrying and deploying the usable rockets and rockets, bombs and utility items that you'll pick up. In addition, he can't equip doesn't have as many items equipment options as the others, other characters, so his inventory will have more space in it.for these items. It's also worth noting that Boney is [[ActionPet Lucas' dog.]] [[BellisariosMaxim Just try not to think about it too hard.]]



** Another variant of item-depending class is the ability to throw weapons or money at the enemy. The former is usually given to Ninjas, the latter varies more (the Tactics Advance series gave it to the Juggler, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gave it to the Samurai class, because... Samurai are aristocrats? Or something?).

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** Another variant of item-depending class is the ability to throw weapons or money at the enemy. The former is usually given to Ninjas, the latter varies more (the Tactics Advance series gave it to the Juggler, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' gave it to the Samurai class, because... [[FridgeLogic Samurai are aristocrats? Or something?).something?]]).



** [[TheHero Klein]] from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris Eternal Mana}}'' has terrible Stat growth and no direct offensive skill except a very weak physical attack. He is also the only one who can use Mana Items, or even Synthesize them mid-battle. All his skills are also directed at strengthening the power of the items.
** In its chronological prequel, ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 2 the Azoth of Destiny}}'', [[TheHero Felt]] can also synthesize items mid-battle, but otherwise he is a perfectly fine fighter and has no item-related skills. On the other hand, your last party member [[spoiler: Viese]] plays this trope straighter, getting a few of Klein's item related skils.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland}}'', main character Rorona is the only one who can use items at all.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Totori The Adventurer of Arland}}'', again, only Totori and her mentor Rorona can use items. Totori plays this trope straighter, though, as she has a skill called Duplicate, which allows her to use items without actually spending it, but at only 80% power. It's her only skill in the game.

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** [[TheHero Klein]] from ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris Eternal Mana}}'' ''VideoGame/AtelierIrisEternalMana'' has terrible Stat growth and no direct offensive skill except a very weak physical attack. He is also the only one who can use Mana Items, or even Synthesize them mid-battle. All his skills are also directed at strengthening the power of the items.
** In its chronological prequel, ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Iris 2 the Azoth of Destiny}}'', ''VideoGame/AtelierIris2TheAzothOfDestiny'', [[TheHero Felt]] can also synthesize items mid-battle, but otherwise he is a perfectly fine fighter and has no item-related skills. On the other hand, your last party member [[spoiler: Viese]] [[spoiler:Viese]] plays this trope straighter, getting a few of Klein's item related skils.
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** In ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Rorona The Alchemist of Arland}}'', ''VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland'', main character Rorona is the only one who can use items at all.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Atelier Totori The Adventurer of Arland}}'', ''VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland'', again, only Totori and her mentor Rorona can use items. Totori plays this trope straighter, though, as she has a skill called Duplicate, which allows her to use items without actually spending it, but at only 80% power. It's her only skill in the game.
15th Sep '15 1:13:35 AM TVT1234
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* In ''VideoGame/PlanetBlupi'', while the titular Blupis can build many stuff to support themselves in survival and combat, these creatures actually rely entirely on using items to fight. An unarmed Blupi is a dead Blupi in battlefield.
8th Sep '15 3:36:06 PM HighCrate
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* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series do this a lot.

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** Edward in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has a bit of this with Salve, an ability that splits a potion among the party. In the DS remake, it was upgraded, allowing him to use five of the same item, so as to use one on everyone in the party. This includes higher-level Potions, status-clearing items, and Phoenix Down. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The sequel]] gives him an ItemAmplifier ring that lets him outpace a WhiteMage in healing ability [[MoneySink provided you have the cash]].

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** Edward in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' has a bit of this with Salve, an ability that splits a potion among the party. In the DS remake, it was is upgraded, allowing him to use five of the same item, so as to use one on everyone in the party. This includes higher-level Potions, status-clearing items, and Phoenix Down. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The sequel]] gives him an ItemAmplifier ring that lets him outpace a WhiteMage in healing ability [[MoneySink provided you have the cash]].



** Larsa a GuestStarPartyMember in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has a gambit that has him use free Hi-Potions and X-Potions on the party when their HP drops below a certain threshold making him a very useful CombatMedic and CrutchCharacter due to the instant effect items have over magic.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', you have to [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing learn a separate Chemist ability for each type of item]] and equip the Item command. Of course, considering the strength of items in the game...
** All characters innately possess the Item command in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', but it has to be equipped in the secondary class slot to be used.

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** Larsa Larsa, a GuestStarPartyMember in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', has a gambit that has him use free Hi-Potions and X-Potions on the party when their HP drops below a certain threshold making him a very useful CombatMedic and CrutchCharacter due to the instant effect items have over magic.
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', you have to [[YouHaveResearchedBreathing learn a separate Chemist ability for each type of item]] and equip the Item command. Of course, considering the strength of items in the game...
** All characters innately possess the Item command in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'', but it has to be equipped in the secondary class slot to be used.
game, this is necessary for balance.



** Salve-Makers in the all-but-in-name SpinOff ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' entirely revolve around this, relying on items to attack and heal. They can be as helpful healers as White Mages, and aren't too shabby when it comes to dealing damage either (as long as they use items, at least, for their other stats are rather subpar).

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** * Salve-Makers in the all-but-in-name FF SpinOff ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' entirely revolve around this, relying on items to attack and heal. They can be as helpful healers as White Mages, and aren't too shabby when it comes to dealing damage either (as long as they use items, at least, for their other stats are rather subpar).
25th Aug '15 8:37:35 PM equalsnil
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lost Odyssey}}'''s Sed, the pirate, can use multiple consumables a turn, increase XP and gold gain, generally improve items' usefulness, and steal items from enemies, some of which can only be obtained by stealing.
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