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1st Nov '17 2:52:50 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* Demitri and Morrigan from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' are considered to be a very well-rounded characters. They are also {{Shotoclone}}s.
* Ky Kiske from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a balanced character, the reason why he's recommended to beginners and why many players find him boring to use.

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* Demitri and Morrigan from ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' are considered to be a very well-rounded characters.characters, with both of them focusing a lot on fundamentals and solid pokes (especially for the former, despite his lack of a high-low mixup game). They are also {{Shotoclone}}s.
* Ky Kiske from ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' is a balanced character, the reason why he's recommended to beginners and why many players find him boring to use.use, until he gains a new mechanic in ''Xrd'', which still makes him a well-rounded character (and still a bit difficult to use as well as the other specialists).
** While he's on the power-based side with more of a up-close game (and some powerful loops of damage), series-protagonist Sol Badguy is also one as well when one takes into consideration his standard set of attacks and range.
1st Nov '17 2:50:18 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* In the MascotFighter ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] is said to a balanced all-around fighter that is good for beginners. Although since this is Kratos, at higher levels he might end up as an ''LightningBruiser''.
%%* In the {{Doujinshi}} FightingGame ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', The main character Akatsuki is like this. He is also a {{Shotoclone}}.

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* In the MascotFighter ''VideoGame/PlayStationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]] is said to a balanced all-around fighter that is good for beginners. Although since this is Kratos, at higher levels he might end up as an ''LightningBruiser''.
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''LightningBruiser''. More clear examples tend to be characters like [[VideoGame/{{Infamous}} Cole]] and [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Spike AKA Kakeru]].
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In the {{Doujinshi}} FightingGame ''VideoGame/AkatsukiBlitzkampf'', The main character Akatsuki is like this. He is also a {{Shotoclone}}. This also plays into his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth''.
1st Nov '17 2:47:45 AM SneaselSawashiro
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** Jin Kisaragi is more of a Jack-of-All-Stats than Bang due to the fact that he is easier for beginners to use. Being the SpiritualSuccessor to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky]], who is another Jack-of-All-Stats, counts as well. However, Jin also has a tendency to ''excel'' in about everything, making him either this or a slightly more balanced MasterOfAll depending on what version the series' installment is.
** Ragna only fits this trope as the main character, since otherwise he's a combo-heavy corner-carrying GlassCannon; his normal attacks and the rest of his moves are supposedly the most fundamental to use out of the rest of the cast.

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** Jin Kisaragi is more of a Jack-of-All-Stats than Bang due to the fact that he is easier for beginners to use. Being the SpiritualSuccessor to [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky]], who is another Jack-of-All-Stats, counts as well. However, Jin also has a tendency to ''excel'' in about everything, making him either this or a slightly more balanced MasterOfAll depending on what version the series' installment is.
is; the most consistent weaknesses of his however, is his mixup game requiring meter to make use of, and his anti-airs being very slow.
** Ragna only fits this trope as the main character, since otherwise he's a combo-heavy corner-carrying GlassCannon; GlassCannon who doesn't focus on long-range zoning; his normal attacks and the rest of his moves are supposedly the most fundamental to use out of the rest of the cast.cast via playing solid footsies that can convert into intuitive combos.
22nd Oct '17 12:52:21 PM KingLyger
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A core member of the CompetitiveBalance lineup who does not specialize, and explicitly so. ''Strong'' but not ''The Strongest'', ''Fast'' but not ''The Fastest''. Good at everything, the best at nothing. His biggest strength is his lack of any glaring weaknesses, and biggest weakness is his lack of any remarkable strengths. He may have trouble dealing with characters whose skills are more extreme than his if they're allowed to press their advantages. Some games tout the FragileSpeedster as [[SkillGateCharacter great for beginners,]] while the MightyGlacier is [[DifficultButAwesome for experts only]]. In other games, the FragileSpeedster can be [[InertiaIsAHarshMistress tough to control]] while the MightyGlacier is easier to handle. In either case, the Jack-of-All-Stats is an all around safe bet for anyone.

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A core member of the CompetitiveBalance lineup who does not specialize, and explicitly so. ''Strong'' but not ''The Strongest'', ''Fast'' but not ''The Fastest''.Fastest'', ''Tough'' but not ''The Toughest''. Good at everything, the best at nothing. His biggest strength is his lack of any glaring weaknesses, and biggest weakness is his lack of any remarkable strengths. He may have trouble dealing with characters whose skills are more extreme than his if they're allowed to press their advantages. Some games tout the FragileSpeedster as [[SkillGateCharacter great for beginners,]] while the MightyGlacier is [[DifficultButAwesome for experts only]]. In other games, the FragileSpeedster can be [[InertiaIsAHarshMistress tough to control]] while the MightyGlacier is easier to handle. In either case, the Jack-of-All-Stats is an all around safe bet for anyone.



* Interestingly, Mario's little brother Luigi tends to follow his big brother in the "All-Around'' path in most spin-off games as the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters mean that more balanced guys might be needed, and Luigi is usually the second choice for that. While Luigi's stats might differentiate from Mario's, it's usually not by much; if his stats are different, Luigi usually hits a little harder but moves a little slower. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fans term this "[[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigification]]" as Luigi started as a clone but later diverged into a separate character that still shares moves but moves and fights differently.

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* Interestingly, Mario's little brother Luigi tends to follow his big brother in the "All-Around'' "All-Around" path in most spin-off games as the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters mean that more balanced guys might be needed, and Luigi is usually the second choice for that. While Luigi's stats might differentiate from Mario's, it's usually not by much; if his stats are different, Luigi usually hits a little harder but moves a little slower. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fans term this "[[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigification]]" as Luigi started as a clone MovesetClone of his older brother, but later diverged into a separate character that still shares moves but moves and fights differently.
15th Oct '17 10:59:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Interestingly, Mario's little brother Luigi tends to follow his big brother in the "All-Around'' path in most spin-off games as the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters mean that more balanced guys might be needed, and Luigi is usually the second choice for that. While Luigi's stats might differentiate from Mario's, it's usually not by much; if his stats are different, Luigi usually hits a little harder but moves a little slower.

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* Interestingly, Mario's little brother Luigi tends to follow his big brother in the "All-Around'' path in most spin-off games as the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters mean that more balanced guys might be needed, and Luigi is usually the second choice for that. While Luigi's stats might differentiate from Mario's, it's usually not by much; if his stats are different, Luigi usually hits a little harder but moves a little slower. ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' fans term this "[[DivergentCharacterEvolution Luigification]]" as Luigi started as a clone but later diverged into a separate character that still shares moves but moves and fights differently.
13th Oct '17 6:44:43 PM Manny20444
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* Wonder Woman from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is one of the heavy hitters for the original League, but doesn't really have anything she excels at compared to the others. She can catch up to a flying jet, but she's not considered as fast as the Flash. She's strong enough to go toe to toe with the likes of Mongul (briefly) or Aquaman, but not in Superman's league. She can take a punch, but apparently she still needs to block bullets. She's also not as intelligent as Batman and lacks the special abilities of Green Lantern and the Martian Manhunter. Maybe she's a fanservice specialist?
13th Oct '17 1:30:52 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters'', Samus herself becomes the Jack-Of-All-Stats. She's the only Hunter without a unique weapon (aside from the fact that her missiles can home), and her alt form's abilities are average.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeHunters'', Samus herself becomes the Jack-Of-All-Stats. She's the only Hunter without a unique weapon (aside from the fact that her missiles can home), and her alt form's abilities are average.
12th Oct '17 1:48:19 PM KingLyger
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'''s main character Cecil fills this role after his class change from a Dark Knight to a Paladin when compared to the rest of the endgame party. He's a MagicKnight who gets [[InfinityPlusOneSword all the best equipment]], but he can't quite reach the damage levels of MightyGlacier Kain's jump or FragileSpeedster Edge's throwing stars. And while he can use white magic, it's nowhere near as good as SquishyWizard Rosa's, and the black magic is left exclusively to GlassCannon Rydia. The only real notable thing about Cecil is his ability to take a hit with the best Defense, but since [[CantDropTheHero he can't be switched out]], this is kind of a necessity.
4th Oct '17 11:35:03 PM Mhazard
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See also NecessaryDrawback, PVPBalanced, AlwaysSomeoneBetter, HumansAreAverage, and NonElemental. Compare the MasterOfAll and LightningBruiser, who can do everything better, and MasterOfNone, who does everything worse (basically the same as this trope except it works ''against'' the character). Often overlaps with the StandardizedLeader. Compare TheRedMage.

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See also NecessaryDrawback, PVPBalanced, AlwaysSomeoneBetter, HumansAreAverage, and NonElemental. Compare the MasterOfAll and LightningBruiser, who can do everything better, and MasterOfNone, who does everything worse (basically the same as this trope except it works ''against'' the character). Often overlaps with the StandardizedLeader. Compare TheRedMage. Contrast CripplingOverspecialization.
29th Sep '17 9:11:54 AM BeerBaron
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** In-universe, this is one of the strengths of the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legion]], along with being BoringButPractical. Specialists aside, the bulk of the Legion is made up of Imperial soldiers. They lack the [[WitchSpecies magical prowess]] of the Altmer or Bretons, the physical strength of the [[HornyVikings Nords]] or [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]], the propensity for stealth of the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], the propensity for [[ArcherArchetype marksmanship]] of the Bosmer, and the strength in [[CombatPragmatism guerilla warfare]] of the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]. However, the Legion also lacks the ''weaknesses'' of those other races as well. The only one that compares to the adaptability of the Legion are the Dunmer, who lack the unity and [[WeHaveReserves sheer numbers]] possessed by the Legion.
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