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11th Apr '18 10:04:01 PM infernape612
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'', you must spend Orbs to roll for new characters. The best units are 5* rarity and only have a 6-8% chance of showing up at base, and while every five summons increases the chance by .5%, it resets when you pull a 5*. This means that if you pull a worthless 5*, all of that pity percentage is wasted. While the 4/10/2018 update alleviated this by moving most of the crummier 5* units to the 3*/4* pool, [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Mist: Helpful Sister]] is still unequivocally the most useless 5* pull due to her mediocre stat spread and lack of good skills in her base kit.
30th Mar '18 6:10:20 PM Yuihime
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** Stheno is a 4* Assassin with poor stats, poor skills, and a [[PowerUpLetdown single-target debuff Noble Phantasm]] that is [[SituationalSword contingent on the target being male]] (it does have a [[OneHitKill instant death chance]], but again that's dependent on the target being male and enemies tend to have high resistance to instant death anyways). A strengthening quest added later did give Stheno a useful Attack buff skill, but that's all she's got.

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** Stheno is a 4* 4-Star Assassin with poor stats, poor skills, and a [[PowerUpLetdown single-target debuff Noble Phantasm]] that is [[SituationalSword contingent on the target being male]] (it does have a [[OneHitKill instant death chance]], but again that's dependent on the target being male and enemies tend to have high resistance to instant death anyways). A strengthening quest added later did give Stheno a useful Attack buff skill, but that's all she's got.


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** Most Servants exclusive to the Story summons pool are given to you for free at completion of their story appearances, or star in events that make them available from the Limited-Time summons pool. The sole exception? [[LightNovel/FateZero Caster Gilles de Rais]], who is almost never seen outside the Story pool, not even available ''in'' the Story pool until completion of the Orleans singularity, and only one of ''many'' 3-Star Casters, most of whom have more useful stats and/or skills than he does as well as being more accessible.
20th Mar '18 7:39:03 PM rjd1922
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** There are plenty of rare {{Mons}} without much going for them in-battle: Tangela and Lickitung are this in the first generation, and subsequent games follow in their footsteps with such duds as Qwilfish and Dunsparce. However, Chimecho takes the cake here: In its [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire debut games]], it is located in a small area of a story location well off the beaten path, only has a 1% chance of appearing there, has a catch rate lower than some [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokémon]], and isn't used by any trainer in the game, so [[GuideDangIt you can't use the Pokedex to find it]]. If you somehow get lucky enough to find and catch it, you'll discover that it's one of the weakest Psychic-types ever introduced, with mediocre stats and a terrible movepool.

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** There are plenty of rare {{Mons}} without much going for them in-battle: Tangela and Lickitung are this in the first generation, and subsequent games follow in their footsteps with such duds as Qwilfish and Dunsparce. However, Chimecho takes the cake here: In its [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire debut games]], it is located in a small area of a story location well off the beaten path, only has a 1% chance of appearing there, has a catch rate lower than some [[OlympusMons Legendary Pokémon]], and isn't used by any trainer in the game, so [[GuideDangIt you can't use the Pokedex Pokédex to find it]]. If you somehow get lucky enough to find and catch it, you'll discover that it's one of the weakest Psychic-types ever introduced, with mediocre stats and a terrible movepool.
17th Mar '18 5:05:40 PM HeatEdgeSword
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** ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' has not one, but ''two'' event-exclusive moves that do nothing when used: Celebrate and Hold Hands. The latter doesn't even work in Single Battles!

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** ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' has not one, but ''two'' event-exclusive moves that do nothing when used: Celebrate and Hold Hands. The latter doesn't even work in Single Battles!Battles! Subverted from ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' and on, where converting these moves with a Z-crystal will boost all of their stats (except for Accuracy and Evasion).
13th Mar '18 11:10:04 AM PDL
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Naturally, one player's AwesomeButImpractical is another player's [[RuleOfCool Who Cares How Impractical It Is, It's Awesome!]] And one should never underestimate the power of NarmCharm. And HundredPercentCompletion. It's also possible that someone may even find a use for it and it turns out [[LethalJokeCharacter it's not as bad]] [[DifficultButAwesome as once thought]].

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Naturally, one player's AwesomeButImpractical is another player's [[RuleOfCool Who Cares How Impractical It Is, It's Awesome!]] And one should never underestimate the power of NarmCharm. And HundredPercentCompletion. It's also possible that someone may even find a use for it and it turns out [[LethalJokeCharacter it's not as bad]] [[DifficultButAwesome as once thought]].
thought]]. If it gains enough [[MemeticMutation notoriety]], it ensures that it'll never leave the players minds.
11th Mar '18 1:51:59 PM DecafGrub47393
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* The first 50 VHS releases by Magnetic Video are PanAndScan versions sourced from beat up 16mm prints. While some of these would have new transfers by 1981, [[Film/TheKingAndI others]] wouldn't be so lucky.
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5th Mar '18 7:36:17 AM Berrenta
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** Probably the earliest examples of JunkRare are Celtic Guardian and most fusions in Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. One is Super Rare - the same rarity as powerful Spells like Raigeki, Dark Hole, and Swords of Revealing Light - but they have lower stats than Commons like Uraby and Skull Red Bird and Rares like Giant Soldier of Stone and Aqua Madoor. On top of that, they were later made available in the starter decks. (This is an odd bit of TheArtifact; LOB is a combination of several sets, and Guardian had been released in some of the earliest sets, where they were strong enough to justify their rarity. They were later packed in with stronger cards from later sets, and their rarities still haven't changed.)

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** Probably the earliest examples of JunkRare Junk Rare are Celtic Guardian and most fusions in Legend of Blue-Eyes White Dragon. One is Super Rare - the same rarity as powerful Spells like Raigeki, Dark Hole, and Swords of Revealing Light - but they have lower stats than Commons like Uraby and Skull Red Bird and Rares like Giant Soldier of Stone and Aqua Madoor. On top of that, they were later made available in the starter decks. (This is an odd bit of TheArtifact; LOB is a combination of several sets, and Guardian had been released in some of the earliest sets, where they were strong enough to justify their rarity. They were later packed in with stronger cards from later sets, and their rarities still haven't changed.)



* Some Servants in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' [[TierInducedScrappy can fall behind their comrades]] due to their skill-set or stats not living up to their rarity status, but the majority are still decent. When it comes to truly JunkRare status, these Servants take it to an art form:

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* Some Servants in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' [[TierInducedScrappy can fall behind their comrades]] due to their skill-set or stats not living up to their rarity status, but the majority are still decent. When it comes to truly JunkRare Junk Rare status, these Servants take it to an art form:
14th Jan '18 8:56:20 AM Prometheus117
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** Angra Mainyu is the rarest thing that can be found the ''Friend Point'' or ''any gacha'' as well as being the game's only No-Star Servant, and he's a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall self-admitted]] JokeCharacter. His stats are in line with the common 2* Servant, his skills don't provide much survivability (in fact, his most useful one also ''kills him'' after a few turns), and his Noble Phantasm is an unblockable AttackReflector that requires him to both survive the enemy's attack while also being dealt enough damage to actually do anything useful. His Bond Craft Essence gives him the ability to [[BackFromTheDead revive from the dead once during a fight]], but one can't help but feel like they're just putting him through more torture. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't a bad thing however]],
[[EnsembleDarkhorse as this is very lore-accurate and contributed to his popularity]].

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** Angra Mainyu is the rarest thing that can be found the ''Friend Point'' or ''any gacha'' as well as being the game's only No-Star Servant, and he's a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall self-admitted]] JokeCharacter. His stats are in line with the common 2* Servant, his skills don't provide much survivability (in fact, his most useful one also ''kills him'' after a few turns), and his Noble Phantasm is an unblockable AttackReflector that requires him to both survive the enemy's attack while also being dealt enough damage to actually do anything useful. His Bond Craft Essence gives him the ability to [[BackFromTheDead revive from the dead once during a fight]], but one can't help but feel like they're just putting him through more torture. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't a bad thing however]],
however]], as he really does suck that bad in-story as well [[EnsembleDarkhorse as this is very lore-accurate and contributed it only contributes to his popularity]].
14th Jan '18 8:54:33 AM Prometheus117
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* Stheno has this reputation in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', as a gold-ranked Assassin with poor stats, poor skills, and a [[PowerUpLetdown single-target debuff Noble Phantasm]] that is [[SituationalSword contingent on the target being male]]. A strengthening quest added later did give Stheno a useful Attack buff skill, but that's all she's got.

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* Some Servants in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' [[TierInducedScrappy can fall behind their comrades]] due to their skill-set or stats not living up to their rarity status, but the majority are still decent. When it comes to truly JunkRare status, these Servants take it to an art form:
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Stheno has this reputation in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'', as is a gold-ranked 4* Assassin with poor stats, poor skills, and a [[PowerUpLetdown single-target debuff Noble Phantasm]] that is [[SituationalSword contingent on the target being male]]. male]] (it does have a [[OneHitKill instant death chance]], but again that's dependent on the target being male and enemies tend to have high resistance to instant death anyways). A strengthening quest added later did give Stheno a useful Attack buff skill, but that's all she's got.got.
** Angra Mainyu is the rarest thing that can be found the ''Friend Point'' or ''any gacha'' as well as being the game's only No-Star Servant, and he's a [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall self-admitted]] JokeCharacter. His stats are in line with the common 2* Servant, his skills don't provide much survivability (in fact, his most useful one also ''kills him'' after a few turns), and his Noble Phantasm is an unblockable AttackReflector that requires him to both survive the enemy's attack while also being dealt enough damage to actually do anything useful. His Bond Craft Essence gives him the ability to [[BackFromTheDead revive from the dead once during a fight]], but one can't help but feel like they're just putting him through more torture. [[TropesAreNotBad This isn't a bad thing however]],
[[EnsembleDarkhorse as this is very lore-accurate and contributed to his popularity]].
9th Jan '18 11:49:59 PM jayharrison
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* The pinball version of ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'' by Atari. Although only 300 tables of the game were made, it requires constant maintenance due to its massive size and playing it is regarded as rather blah (the table's physics feels sluggish due to the increased mass of the ball without a corresponding increase in table slant).

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* The pinball version of ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'' by Atari. Although only 300 ''[=Hercules=]'' tables of the game were made, it requires constant maintenance due to its massive size and playing size. Additionally, it is regarded as having rather blah gameplay (the table's physics feels sluggish due to the increased mass of the ball without a corresponding increase in table slant).



* ''Pinball/{{Orbitor 1}}'' is unique for having a playfield that isn't completely flat, causing the ball to swerve around and trace unusual paths. It is a rarely seen novelty, but it's also ''just'' that--the playfield itself is so empty that there's barely anything to shoot for, and once the novelty wears off on ''Orbitor 1'', what's left is an incredibly boring game.

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* ''Pinball/{{Orbitor 1}}'' is unique for having a playfield that isn't completely flat, causing the ball to swerve around and trace unusual paths. [[AppealToNovelty It is a rarely seen novelty, novelty]], but it's also ''just'' that--the playfield itself is so empty that there's barely anything to shoot for, and once the novelty wears off on ''Orbitor 1'', what's left is an incredibly boring game.













* Video games ''themselves'' can be this. Games such as ''VideoGame/Action52'' might be rare and valuable commodities, but they're also utter garbage gameplay-wise. In fact, many of them are rare ''because'' they're poorly designed and thus didn't sell well in their day and are now only available in low quantities, making them valued items for collectors.
** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first ''Donkey Kong Country'', only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[{{Unwinnable}} game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into similar problems.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' was panned by critics (most notably Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in an issue of EGM) and is impossible to find, and for a ''very'' good reason, since the presence of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional move on the developers part--one of the actresses, who was 17, lied about her age to get a gig in the games filmed segments. They didnt find out about her charade until after the game was released, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it ''illegal'' to sell or own it.

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\n* Video games ''themselves'' can be this.qualify. Games such as ''VideoGame/Action52'' might be rare and valuable commodities, but they're also utter garbage gameplay-wise. In fact, many of them are rare ''because'' they're poorly designed and thus didn't sell well in their day and are now only available in low quantities, making them valued items for collectors.
** The ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Competition Cartridge'' is one of the rarest video games ever released (only 2,500 copies are known to exist) and commands thousands of dollars to buy. whenever appear on the open market. With that in mind, the game itself is a completely unremarkable authorized romhack of the first ''Donkey Kong Country'', only with the save option, multiplayer and animal tokens DummiedOut, and being impossible to complete since the [[{{Unwinnable}} game crashes]] if you complete ''Croctopus Chase'', as the game was solely designed to be used in a Blockbuster high score competition with other players, and has a five minute five-minute time limit slapped onto it that can't be turned off. The very rare ''Star Fox Super Weekend'' and ''Nintendo World Championship'' cartridges fall into feature similar problems.
** The infamous video game adaptation of ''The Guy Game'' was panned by critics (most notably Creator/{{Seanbaby}} in an issue of EGM) and is impossible to find, and for a ''very'' good reason, since the reason: The presence of an underage minor in a pornographic game[[note]]This was not an intentional game[[note]]A wholly unintentional move on the developers part--one developer [=Topheavy=] Studios' part; one of the actresses, who was 17, 17 at the time, lied about her age to get a gig in the games game's filmed segments. They didnt The developers didn't find out about her charade until after the game was released, game's release, and since the filmed segments with her were intertwined into the game, it was impossible to remove her footage without remaking the game from scratch, forcing them to recall the game and take the losses themselves[[/note]] makes it literally ''illegal'' to sell or own it.
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