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28th Nov '17 10:22:29 AM MBG
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* In the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' video game series, and also to a much greater extreme in the tabletop strategy game progenitor, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Space Marine race is the most balanced race of all, and many players consider playing Space Marines both a rite of passage for newbies who want a safe army to learn to play with, and a tactical crutch for veterans who ''should'' know enough tricks of the trade to play one of the more specialized races.

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* In the ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' video game series, and also to a much greater extreme in the tabletop strategy game progenitor, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the Space Marine race faction is the most balanced race of all, and many players consider playing Space Marines both a rite of passage for newbies who want a safe army to learn to play with, and a tactical crutch for veterans who ''should'' know enough tricks of the trade to play one of the more specialized races.races. Specifically, Marines aren't as good in melee as Tyranids, as good at taking hits as Necrons, as good at ranged combat as Tau, as psychically powerful as Eldar, as speedy as Dark Eldar, as good with vehicles as Imperial Guard, or as numerous as Orks, but they're above-average or at least capable in all those categories, and they can become competitive with any of the above when geared up properly. And given the presence of Space Marine legions that do specialize (for instance, Space Wolves and Blood Angels focus on melee) and get special tricks for doing so, a Space Marine army could potentially be based on any strategy. Chaos Marines are also this, but generally trade being a bit weaker all-around for special gifts from their gods.
19th Nov '17 8:42:48 AM SolidSonicTH
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* The 'T' Tetromino in ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' is the most versatile piece in the game as it can fit anywhere a vertical 'Z' or 'S' piece or a flat 'L' or 'J' piece can but cannot adequately fill spaces that those pieces can fill in their other orientations.

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* The 'T' Tetromino Tetrimino in ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' is the most versatile piece in the game as it can fit anywhere a vertical 'Z' or 'S' piece or a flat 'L' or 'J' piece can but cannot adequately fill spaces that those pieces can fill in their other orientations.
19th Nov '17 8:31:48 AM SolidSonicTH
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* The 'T' Tetromino in ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' is the most versatile piece in the game as it can fit anywhere a vertical 'Z' or 'S' piece or a flat 'L' or 'J' piece can but cannot adequately fill spaces that those pieces can fill in their other orientations.
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.
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