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1st Jan '16 6:01:41 PM jormis29
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** Given the circumstances of the death (killed by Ares ''seconds'' after claiming Pandora's Box, the one weapon that can kill him), and knowing Kratos, it's possible that when he dies in the plot, he's finally pissed off enough to kill his way out of there. That, and it's only on that visit that someone drops a rope for him. ** Circumstances of his death is probably the key, especially since it's implied he needs supernatural help to be able to escape from the Underworld. If he dies before claiming Pandora's Box, then he's just like anyone else who tried to get it and failed. If he dies after climbing out of Hades and challenging Ares, then even the power of the Box wasn't enough to kill the God of War.
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** Given the circumstances of the death (killed by Ares ''seconds'' after claiming Pandora's Box, PandorasBox, the one weapon that can kill him), and knowing Kratos, it's possible that when he dies in the plot, he's finally pissed off enough to kill his way out of there. That, and it's only on that visit that someone drops a rope for him. ** Circumstances of his death is probably the key, especially since it's implied he needs supernatural help to be able to escape from the Underworld. If he dies before claiming Pandora's Box, PandorasBox, then he's just like anyone else who tried to get it and failed. If he dies after climbing out of Hades and challenging Ares, then even the power of the Box wasn't enough to kill the God of War.
17th Dec '15 2:05:53 PM PurpleAlert
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** Also in ''PhantasyStarIV'', Alys is struck by an attack that's used repeatedly in the battle proper, but when it hits her in the plot, the effects are lethal. This is certainly an example of GameplayAndStorySegregation, however the 'lethal' result is interesting in that Alis doesn't die immediately - she becomes sick, and dies slowly over the next few (in-story) days/weeks - an attack that in most [=RPGs=] would either kill you or not, actually killed because of side-effects such as infections that most games would just ignore. This attack also seems to suppress healing abilities; the party healer attempts to heal her in the cutscene that follows, only to fail..
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** Also in ''PhantasyStarIV'', Alys is struck by an attack that's used repeatedly in the battle proper, but when it hits her in the plot, the effects are lethal. This is certainly an example of GameplayAndStorySegregation, however the 'lethal' result is interesting in that Alis Alys doesn't die immediately - she becomes sick, and dies slowly over the next few (in-story) days/weeks - an attack that in most [=RPGs=] would either kill you or not, actually killed because of side-effects such as infections that most games would just ignore. This attack also seems to suppress healing abilities; the party healer attempts to heal her in the cutscene that follows, only to fail..fail. This actually ends up being a bit of foreshadowing for the second act: [[spoiler: The Black Wave's primary effect on Algo's people ''is' that disease. It can't be cured with magic and will raise corpses as zombies if they're continually exposed after death, with only the most powerful spiritualists actually making a full recovery on their own. The citizens of Mile don't even live long enough to make it ''indoors''. Having taken a Black Wave attack directly in the chest with no protection against it, Alys was only its first victim.]]
8th Dec '15 1:16:38 AM Adept
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* One of the bosses in Sion's campaign in ''TreasureOfTheRudra'' has an ability called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Foxy Killer']] which it uses to force one of these. Foxy can't be revived by usual means after being hit with this skill, only by a trip to the underworld.
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* One of the bosses in Sion's campaign in ''TreasureOfTheRudra'' ''VideoGame/TreasureOfTheRudra'' has an ability called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 'Foxy Killer']] which it uses to force one of these. Foxy can't be revived by usual means after being hit with this skill, only by a trip to the underworld.
29th Nov '15 12:31:53 AM RangerAxel13
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', Milla performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the rest of the party when the E.S.S. Zenethra is destroyed after they defeat Gilland and Celsius. The trope is both averted and played straight when she returns to the human world not long after, but as a spirit with a physical body rather than a human.
15th Nov '15 10:40:25 AM nombretomado
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* In Square's ''SagaFrontier2'', most of your characters will die in plot deaths fighting in battle, due to old age, or due to illness. Granted, the game spans almost a century (Only one character is shown to have lived to experience the entire game).
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* In Square's ''SagaFrontier2'', ''VideoGame/SaGaFrontier2'', most of your characters will die in plot deaths fighting in battle, due to old age, or due to illness. Granted, the game spans almost a century (Only one character is shown to have lived to experience the entire game).
9th Sep '15 11:55:16 PM neoXsaga
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* Jin Uzuki makes a HeroicSacrifice in the ending sequence of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Episode III''. Why did his sister have to survive?
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* Jin Uzuki makes a HeroicSacrifice in the ending sequence of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Episode III''. Why did his sister [[TheScrappy sister]] have to survive?
22nd Jul '15 4:25:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''MedalOfHonor'' series, both major [=NPCs=] and {{Red Shirt}}s are frequently [[ScriptedEvent scripted]] to die, sometimes spontaneously dropping dead without even being hit.
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* In the ''MedalOfHonor'' ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' series, both major [=NPCs=] and {{Red Shirt}}s are frequently [[ScriptedEvent scripted]] to die, sometimes spontaneously dropping dead without even being hit.
21st Jun '15 4:41:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Killzone}} 2'', you play as Sev, a soldier with a "medic gun" that can heal downed soldiers (as long as they haven't been shot in the head). Some time near the end of the game, one of your partners, Garza, is wounded by Radec and eventually dies. Why you couldn't use your Medic gun to heal him doesn't make much sense.
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* In ''{{Killzone}} ''VideoGame/{{Killzone}} 2'', you play as Sev, a soldier with a "medic gun" that can heal downed soldiers (as long as they haven't been shot in the head). Some time near the end of the game, one of your partners, Garza, is wounded by Radec and eventually dies. Why you couldn't use your Medic gun to heal him doesn't make much sense.
10th Jun '15 3:40:27 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
* Heavily subverted in the {{eroge}}-SRPG, ''Genrin no Kishougun 2''. When characters die in combat THEY ARE DEAD FOREVER, not only can you not use them again but they can't even appear in story related sequences, which is particularly frightening in the fact that all but one of the first heroines introduced are your main combatants. Don't let them die.
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* Heavily subverted Subverted in the {{eroge}}-SRPG, ''Genrin no Kishougun 2''. When characters die in combat THEY ARE DEAD FOREVER, not only can you not use them again but they can't even appear in story related sequences, which is particularly frightening in the fact that all but one of the first heroines introduced are your main combatants. Don't let them die.
23rd May '15 1:26:34 PM DecafGrub47393
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** OlderThanTheyThink: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has Josef get crushed by a [[IndyEscape boulder trap]], Minwu/Ming-Wu give up his life energy to break the seal on the Ultima/Xtal Tome, and Ricard/[[NamesTheSame Edward]] Highwind die to let Firion, Maria, Guy and Leon escape from the destroyed Castle Palamecia. Also, the first [[RecurringCharacter Cid]] dies to the Cyclone.
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** OlderThanTheyThink: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' has Josef get crushed by a [[IndyEscape boulder trap]], Minwu/Ming-Wu give up his life energy to break the seal on the Ultima/Xtal Tome, and Ricard/[[NamesTheSame Edward]] Highwind die to let Firion, Maria, Guy and Leon escape from the destroyed Castle Palamecia.revived Emperor. Also, the first [[RecurringCharacter Cid]] dies to the Cyclone.
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