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20th May '17 2:13:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''ValkyrieProfile'' lets you fight Freya, Brahms, and Lezard Valeth in the BonusDungeon, and they join you if you defeat them. You can't use them in the regular game, however, since the bonus dungeon is chosen from the main menu instead of being part of the regular game.

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* ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' lets you fight Freya, Brahms, and Lezard Valeth in the BonusDungeon, and they join you if you defeat them. You can't use them in the regular game, however, since the bonus dungeon is chosen from the main menu instead of being part of the regular game.
28th Apr '17 10:54:20 PM Kayube
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* In ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'', the free Plague of Shadows DLC makes former boss fight Plague Knight a playable character, complete with his own story. He is DifficultButAwesome, being capable of pretty much anything he can do as a boss, and fights [[spoiler:Shovel Knight]] in his own stage, justified by him looking into a disruption in his laboratory. Specter Knight and King Knight are scheduled for the same.

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* In After the release of ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'', additional campaigns for three of the free Plague of Shadows DLC makes former game's boss fight Plague Knight a playable character, complete with his own story. He is DifficultButAwesome, being capable characters (Plague Knight's ''Plague of pretty much anything he can do as a boss, and fights [[spoiler:Shovel Knight]] in his own stage, justified by him looking into a disruption in his laboratory. Shadows'', Specter Knight Knight's ''Specter of Torment'', and King Knight are scheduled for the same.Knight's currently untitled campaign) were released.
23rd Apr '17 5:27:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' tends to do this with its remakes and sequels.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' tends to do this with its remakes and sequels.
22nd Apr '17 1:59:16 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Suikoden}}'', [[spoiler:Kwanda Rosman, Milich Oppenheimer, Sonya Schulen, Varkas, Sydonia, the pirate trio, Alen, Grenseal (though technically their boss is defeated to recruit them), and Griffith (defeated in a tactical battle)]] can be recruited after defeating them. All are necessary to obtain the 108 Stars (best) ending.

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* In ''{{Suikoden}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'', [[spoiler:Kwanda Rosman, Milich Oppenheimer, Sonya Schulen, Varkas, Sydonia, the pirate trio, Alen, Grenseal (though technically their boss is defeated to recruit them), and Griffith (defeated in a tactical battle)]] can be recruited after defeating them. All are necessary to obtain the 108 Stars (best) ending.
15th Apr '17 5:32:52 PM nombretomado
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** Amy introduced in ''SonicCD'' became playable in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.

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** Amy introduced in ''SonicCD'' ''VideoGame/SonicCD'' became playable in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
1st Apr '17 9:20:09 AM nombretomado
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* OswaldTheLuckyRabbit spends ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' driving the plot and having a CainAndAbel relationship with Westernanimation/MickeyMouse. In ''Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two'', he's playable alongside Mickey.

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* OswaldTheLuckyRabbit WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit spends ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' driving the plot and having a CainAndAbel relationship with Westernanimation/MickeyMouse.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse. In ''Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two'', he's playable alongside Mickey.
1st Apr '17 3:58:34 AM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDissidia'' made many villains of the series, including the incredibly popular [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], (though he had already been playable in ''{{Ehrgeiz}}'') into playable characters.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyDissidia'' made many villains of the series, including the incredibly popular [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]], (though he had already been playable in ''{{Ehrgeiz}}'') ''VideoGame/{{Ehrgeiz}}'') into playable characters.
15th Mar '17 7:43:01 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Orcs and Imperials became this as of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. Prior to that, the Orcs were generic {{Mooks}} in ''Arena'' and, while they got development toward becoming [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Blizzard Orcs]] in ''Daggerfall'', they weren't actually playable until ''Morrowind''. Also prior to ''Morrowind'', TheEmpire was considered to be a melting pot of all the other races. ''Morrowind'' established the Imperials as a unique race and made them playable.
26th Feb '17 11:35:48 PM Strafe2409
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** Being the Stage 5 boss is something of an exclusive club that seems to guarantee promotion to the role of "main protagonist." As of ''Double Dealing Character'' - the fourteenth installment - there are only two previous Stage 5 bosses who have never been the main playables of any main series games or any {{Gaiden}} games - Rin and Shou.
*** Several characters have gone on to get their own {{Gaiden}} games in the series canon:

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** Being the Stage 5 boss is something of an exclusive club that seems to guarantee promotion to the role of "main protagonist." protagonist", especially in main games. As of ''Double Dealing Character'' and ''Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom'' - the fourteenth and fifteenth installment respectively - there are only two previous Stage 5 bosses who have never been the main playables of any main series games or any {{Gaiden}} games - games: Rin Kaenbyou and Shou.
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Shou Toramaru.
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Several characters have gone on to get their own {{Gaiden}} games in the series canon:
24th Feb '17 8:34:19 PM 4444jdm
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Typically they are more powerful than your average "normal" character, though of course they may end up a lot weaker than when they were boss characters (expect their HP to be divided by a factor of 10). This may be due to a RedemptionDemotion or for [[PVPBalanced PVP balancing]]. It's also possible that the game has played up a bad guy as such, only for him to become playable near the end of the game. There is no HeelFaceTurn involved; just the bad guy doing stuff on his own or just passively riding the plot along.

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Typically they are more powerful than your average "normal" character, though of course they may end up a lot weaker than when they were boss characters (expect their HP to be divided by a factor of 10). This may be due to a RedemptionDemotion or for [[PVPBalanced PVP balancing]]. It's also possible that the game has played up a bad guy as such, only for him to become playable near the end of the game. There is no HeelFaceTurn involved; just the bad guy doing stuff on his own or just passively riding the plot along.
along. (Unless there's a storyline twist, like AnotherSideAnotherStory or ADayInTheLimelight.)
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