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23rd May '18 1:51:40 PM Hjortron18
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->''The Milky Way galaxy is a big place. So big, in fact, that attempting to tell its story would be a job for {{God}}, or maybe Creator/RobertJordan. It's the smaller stories that interest us, the galactic mega-epic is just an out-of-focus backdrop for individual heroes and villains.''

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->''The ->''"The Milky Way galaxy is a big place. So big, in fact, that attempting to tell its story would be a job for {{God}}, or maybe Creator/RobertJordan. It's the smaller stories that interest us, the galactic mega-epic is just an out-of-focus backdrop for individual heroes and villains.''"''
12th Mar '18 5:52:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWitcher'' remains this through most of the game. The principle of neutrality is often emphasized, up to the point where the player must make a choice that will put Geralt against one or all sides of a war. In the novels, maintaining neutrality becomes a greater and greater dilemma for Geralt of Rivia.

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* ''TheWitcher'' ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' remains this through most of the game. The principle of neutrality is often emphasized, up to the point where the player must make a choice that will put Geralt against one or all sides of a war. In the novels, maintaining neutrality becomes a greater and greater dilemma for Geralt of Rivia.
17th Feb '18 1:36:16 AM AuraXtreme
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** Likewise is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''. Ramza doesn't care about [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Ivalician politics]] or the Lion War. He wants his sister back, which incidentally means kicking DemonicInvaders out of Ivalice. His actions ''are'' vitally important to the course of the war, but not intentionally; he just kills off several claimants to the throne while fighting the Lucavi, [[spoiler: allowing Delita to wipe the rest off the map and end up with the Princess and the throne]].

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** Likewise is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''. Ramza doesn't care about [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Ivalician politics]] or the Lion War. War of the Lions. He just wants his sister back, which incidentally means kicking DemonicInvaders [[DemonicInvaders the Lucavi]] out of Ivalice. His actions ''are'' vitally important to the course of the war, but not intentionally; he just kills off several claimants to the throne while fighting the Lucavi, [[spoiler: allowing Delita to wipe the rest off the map and end up with the Princess and the throne]].
1st Feb '18 12:41:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* Played straight and averted in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. While the Crystal Gems did fight in a war against [[TheEmpire Homeworld]] Gems, flashbacks and accounts given suggest that the Crystal Gems numbered in the hundreds, if not thousands of Gem troops, and the very few that have survived it are just the friends their leader Rose Quartz was able to save at the last second from something akin to a DroneOfDread crossed with a FantasticNuke. More generally, while the war for Earth was a turning point in Gem history, it was still only one of several colonies Homeworld has conquered across the universe over a period of several thousand years.

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* Played straight and averted Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''. While the Crystal Gems did fight in a war against [[TheEmpire Homeworld]] Gems, flashbacks and accounts given suggest that the Crystal Gems numbered in the hundreds, if not thousands of Gem troops, and the very few that have survived it are just the friends their leader Rose Quartz was able to save at the last second from something akin to a DroneOfDread crossed with a FantasticNuke. More generally, while the war for Earth was a turning point in Gem history, it was still only one of several colonies Homeworld has conquered across the universe over a period of several thousand years.
1st Feb '18 12:09:26 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' depicts the titular historical event (the rescue of over 300,000 British soldiers from northern France during the second world war) from the perspective of three small groups of characters. One such group are made up of [[PinballProtagonist pinball protagonists]] who are just trying to survive and don't make any plot-relevant decisions (which is lampshaded).

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* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' depicts the titular historical event (the rescue of over 300,000 British soldiers from northern France during the second world war) from the perspective of three small groups of characters. One such group are made up of [[PinballProtagonist pinball protagonists]] who are just trying to survive and don't make any plot-relevant decisions (which is lampshaded).decisions.
23rd Jan '18 12:52:59 PM DavidCowie
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* Creator/TadWilliams enjoys this trope, a good part of the cast of the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels are little heroes in a big... conspiracy and the main character of ''Literature/MemorySorrowandThorn'' keeps repeating how he is just a little scullion until cast and readers alike want him to shut up about it.

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* Creator/TadWilliams enjoys this trope, a good part of the cast of the ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' novels are little heroes in a big... conspiracy and the main character of ''Literature/MemorySorrowandThorn'' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn'' keeps repeating how he is just a little scullion until cast and readers alike want him to shut up about it.
17th Dec '17 12:55:06 PM eroock
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->The Milky Way galaxy is a big place. So big, in fact, that attempting to tell its story would be a job for {{God}}, or maybe Creator/RobertJordan. It's the smaller stories that interest us, the galactic mega-epic is just an out-of-focus backdrop for individual heroes and villains.

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->The ->''The Milky Way galaxy is a big place. So big, in fact, that attempting to tell its story would be a job for {{God}}, or maybe Creator/RobertJordan. It's the smaller stories that interest us, the galactic mega-epic is just an out-of-focus backdrop for individual heroes and villains.''
10th Nov '17 8:41:38 AM NoSpoilerz
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5th Nov '17 5:44:55 AM Divra
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* ''{{VideoGame/Freespace}}'' was heavily criticized for this, the second installment in particular. Several early missions are intended to fail, and you are given objectives which make absolutely no tactical sense whatsoever, with no justification beyond "need-to-know basis". [[spoiler: As you gain security clearance, it becomes increasingly obvious that this was all part of a ploy to gain control of ETAK which failed spectacularly]] One of your wingmates even lampshades it.
--> Why did we attack the Iceni? Why did we destroy that cargo? I can live with being a pawn if the game makes sense!
1st Nov '17 11:10:14 PM BattleMaster
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\n* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' campaigns often run on this trope, as the major actors are already known in the fiction, the players' team tends to get assigned to smaller objectives rather than fighting directly in the major battles. Especially since the game's core rules make running large-scale battles practically impossible, and the rules for large-scale combat (Alpha Strike) aren't conductive for heroics.

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