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8th Jan '18 6:45:57 AM Cryoclaste
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* Bleu, the hidden extra character in ''[[BreathOfFire Breath of Fire 2]]''. She gets a LOT of MP and HP, hits reasonably hard, gets the best magic (except Boombada) and is not subject to highly diminishing returns when leveling up... but the game creators made her extra strong on purpose: she can't fuse with the shaman spirits.

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* Bleu, the hidden extra character in ''[[BreathOfFire Breath of Fire 2]]''.''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII''. She gets a LOT of MP and HP, hits reasonably hard, gets the best magic (except Boombada) and is not subject to highly diminishing returns when leveling up... but the game creators made her extra strong on purpose: she can't fuse with the shaman spirits.
10th Dec '17 5:24:21 PM 44no44
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** [[DiscOneNuke Sigurd]] in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' is just the first of a large cast of overpowered characters. The blood of the Twelve Crusaders turns pretty much everyone lucky enough to inherit it into a walking demigod, and everyone knows it: [[IdealHero honest]]-[[IncorruptiblePurePureness and]]-[[KnightInShiningArmor modest]] Sigurd fully intended to ride against the invading Grannvale army alone, and he seemed to think he stood a chance.[[labelnote:*]] Which he does - with a bit of luck, Sigurd can solo the entire first generation without any other units seeing combat.[[/labelnote]] Often applies even before you get their respective [[HolyHandGrenade holy weapons]].
7th Dec '17 11:36:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Phoenix]] in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' (released upon Phoenix getting knocked out while having five full Hyper Gauges in stock), presumably to compensate for the fragility and shortcomings of normal Phoenix. And because in the comics, Dark Phoenix came within about two seconds of [[ApocalypseHow destroying the entire universe]].

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* [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Dark]] [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Phoenix]] in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' (released upon Phoenix getting knocked out while having five full Hyper Gauges in stock), presumably to compensate for the fragility and shortcomings of normal Phoenix. And because in the comics, Dark Phoenix came within about two seconds of [[ApocalypseHow destroying the entire universe]].
30th Nov '17 9:00:20 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Random Loadout Salmon Runs allow players to get random weapons from any available in the mode. That means you can get a ScrappyWeapon... or you can get the Grizzco Blaster, which falls into this category with an absurdly fast fire rate, like it's on the hardest crack cocaine. Its power and ink efficiency leave a bit to be desired, but anything in front of its users (yes, you can get ''[[UpToEleven multiple]]'' Grizzco Blasters in a single round) that takes damage from normal weapons is pretty much gone in one second tops, as is everything right around it. The Grizzco Brella is similarly powerful, having a far faster fire rate and much wider area of attack than any other brella weapon (though it trades off by not having a shield).

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Random Loadout Salmon Runs allow players to get random weapons from any available in the mode. That means you can get a ScrappyWeapon... or you can get the Grizzco Blaster, which falls into this category with an absurdly fast fire rate, like it's on the hardest crack cocaine. Its power and ink efficiency leave a bit to be desired, but anything in front of its users (yes, you can get ''[[UpToEleven multiple]]'' Grizzco Blasters in a single round) that takes damage from normal weapons is pretty much gone in one second tops, as is everything right around it. The Grizzco Brella is similarly powerful, having a far faster fire rate and much wider area of attack than any other brella weapon (though it trades off by not having a shield). The weapons are implied to be entirely illegal; they certainly would violate the rules of the Turf War sports that serve as the main game mode.
1st Nov '17 10:01:28 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has the Ring of the Lucii, which you earn near the end of the game, but can bring with you into a NewGamePlus. It can kill many enemies and bosses fairly quickly (even the Marlboro, who is oft regarded as ThatOneBoss), and can even [[OneHitKill one-shot]] the Adamantoise, a ''Level 99 SuperBoss'' that takes many players ''hours'' to slay when fighting normally.
29th Oct '17 8:30:40 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Random Loadout Salmon Runs allow players to get random weapons from any available in the mode. That means you can get a ScrappyWeapon... or you can get the Grizzco Blaster, which falls into this category with an absurdly fast fire rate, like it's on the hardest crack cocaine. Its power and ink efficiency leave a bit to be desired, but anything in front of its users (yes, you can get ''[[UpToEleven multiple]]'' Grizzco Blasters in a single round) that takes damage from normal weapons is pretty much gone in one second tops, as is everything right around it.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon 2}}'', Random Loadout Salmon Runs allow players to get random weapons from any available in the mode. That means you can get a ScrappyWeapon... or you can get the Grizzco Blaster, which falls into this category with an absurdly fast fire rate, like it's on the hardest crack cocaine. Its power and ink efficiency leave a bit to be desired, but anything in front of its users (yes, you can get ''[[UpToEleven multiple]]'' Grizzco Blasters in a single round) that takes damage from normal weapons is pretty much gone in one second tops, as is everything right around it. The Grizzco Brella is similarly powerful, having a far faster fire rate and much wider area of attack than any other brella weapon (though it trades off by not having a shield).
27th Oct '17 1:34:28 PM rjd1922
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** Starting with the 5th generation, the third version legendary has been introduced with a weakened form (600 BST compared to 680 for the others) that's good, but not really better than the best regular mons. Still banned, though.
** Mythicals (event-only pokemon) almost always have a BST of 600, but usually have some gimmick intended to put them ahead of the curve.

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** Starting with the 5th generation, the third version legendary has been introduced with a weakened form (600 BST base Stat total compared to 680 for the others) that's good, but not really better than the best regular mons. Still banned, though.
** Mythicals (event-only pokemon) Pokémon) almost always have a BST of 600, but usually have some gimmick intended to put them ahead of the curve.
27th Oct '17 1:33:34 PM rjd1922
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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s, version mascots and event-only pokemon tend to be designed this way and are consequentially forbidden to use in the Battle Institutes. Whether they actually succeed at this varies, though.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s version mascots and event-only pokemon Pokémon tend to be designed this way and are consequentially forbidden to use in the Battle Institutes. Whether they actually succeed at this varies, though.
21st Oct '17 7:29:36 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'': Nations that historically did well in the 1400-1800 time-frame usually get a load of powerful National Ideas as well as whatever advantages they get from their starting position and resources. For example, uniting UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies with Prussia (who basically did just that in RealLife and thus have military bonuses up the wazoo) will be a lot easier than doing it with, say, Westphalia or Saxony. It is possible to completely change history with a DarkhorseVictory, but you'll usually have to do more with less.
13th Oct '17 5:17:29 PM nmn3r3
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* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' vastly outclass the rest of their parties put together, with the ability to change their skill set, resistances, and weakness at any time. Balanced out a bit by WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou.

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* The main characters in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' 3}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' 5}}'' vastly outclass the rest of their parties put together, with the ability to change their skill set, resistances, and weakness at any time. Balanced out a bit by WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou.



** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', the ''Persona 3'' protagonist has considerably higher stats than the ''Persona 4'' protagonist, or anyone else for that matter. This is to balance out the fact that everyone is locked into their starting Personas, which means the P3 hero has more weaknesses, including one to [[OneHitKill Dark]], which is a very bad thing on [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Risky Mode]].

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** All of the protagonist's ultimate personas are {{Game Breaker}}s to the nth degree, being resistant to most elements and learning powerful endgame skills. However, you can only fuse them in a NewGamePlus at level 90 (''Persona 3''), 91 (''Persona 4''), 95 (''Persona 5'') or above, and there's likely not much gameplay left at these levels.
** In ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'', the ''Persona 3'' protagonist has considerably higher stats than the ''Persona 4'' protagonist, or anyone else for that matter. This is to balance out the fact that everyone is locked into their starting Personas, which means the P3 hero has more elemental weaknesses, including one to [[OneHitKill Dark]], which is a very bad thing on [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou Risky Mode]].
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