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25th Aug '16 7:59:29 PM ATropeAddict
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* For the first part of nearly any ''{{Pokemon}}'' game, one of your major annoyances will be the Rattatta coming at you every time you hit a patch of grass. Except for Gen V, where it's Patrat. However, VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire avert this by having Zigzagoon instead, and VideoGame/PokemonXAndY avert this as well by having Bunnelby and the aforementioned Zigzagoon.

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* For In Pokémon, the first part of nearly any ''{{Pokemon}}'' game, one of your major annoyances Pokémon you will find in the wild will be a Rattata in the Rattatta coming at you every time you hit a patch of grass. Except for Gen V, where it's Patrat. However, VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire avert this by having Zigzagoon instead, first and VideoGame/PokemonXAndY avert this as well by having Bunnelby second generation, and Patrat, in the aforementioned Zigzagoon.fifth generation.
26th Jun '16 10:19:56 AM nombretomado
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* At the beginning of ''BaldursGate'', you're asked to kill all the rats in a warehouse as part of the tutorial. The player character's journal contains a several-lines long [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic rant]] on his/her [[LampshadeHanging thoughts]] on the 'quest'.

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* At the beginning of ''BaldursGate'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', you're asked to kill all the rats in a warehouse as part of the tutorial. The player character's journal contains a several-lines long [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastic rant]] on his/her [[LampshadeHanging thoughts]] on the 'quest'.



** ''BaldursGateDarkAlliance'' also begins with one of these, in the cellar beneath the Elfsong Tavern.

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** ''BaldursGateDarkAlliance'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateDarkAlliance'' also begins with one of these, in the cellar beneath the Elfsong Tavern.
11th Apr '16 6:17:52 AM bificommander
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* ''Webcomic/TheNoob'', being a parody of the MMO genre, has plenty of fun with this trope. From the disappointment that the heroic adventure starts with collection [[TwentyBearAsses rat tails]], to the ExplosiveBreeder needed to repopulate the starting zone, to the elf-players looking down on the humans starting with ratstomping (while [[HypocriticalHumor starting elf players are all stuck killing spiders]]), to the starting-zone rats being made into [[DemonicSpider giant spiked monstrosities]] because the head developer ordered the team to ramp up the difficulty or be fired (he only meant the endgame dungeon).
11th Apr '16 4:32:54 AM Dravencour
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** One of your very first tasks upon venturing out into the Commonwealth after escaping Vault 111 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is killing a bunch of Mole Rats that have infested the local Red Rocket station where you first find Dogmeat.

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** One of your very first tasks upon venturing out into the Commonwealth after escaping Vault 111 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is killing going to Concord. Along the way, you find the Red Rocket station near Sanctuary, which is home to [[PostApocalypticDog Dogmeat]], who helps you fight off a bunch of Mole Rats that have infested burrowed out from the local Red Rocket station where you first find Dogmeat.cave under the station.
11th Apr '16 4:29:00 AM Dravencour
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** One of your very first tasks upon venturing out into the Commonwealth after escaping Vault 111 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is killing a bunch of Mole Rats that have infested the local Red Rocket station where you first find Dogmeat.
3rd Apr '16 3:46:24 AM DavidCowie
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* Your first task in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' is to head over to Vault 15 and see if they've got a spare water chip. As it happens, Vault 15 is now a bomb shelter full of mutant rats, and of course you start in the area outside Vault 13, also full of rats.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
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Your first task in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'' is to head over to Vault 15 and see if they've got a spare water chip. As it happens, Vault 15 is now a bomb shelter full of mutant rats, and of course you start in the area outside Vault 13, also full of rats.



*** And then, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', one of the first quests you can obtain involves testing out a rat repellent. It involves hitting rats with a stick. That makes their heads explode.

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*** ** And then, in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', one of the first quests you can obtain involves testing out a rat repellent. It involves hitting rats with a stick. That makes their heads explode.
30th Jan '16 6:34:06 PM KatanaCat
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* For the first part of any ''{{Pokemon}}'' game, one of your major annoyances will be the Rattatta coming at you every time you hit a patch of grass. Except for Gen V, where it's Patrats.

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* For the first part of nearly any ''{{Pokemon}}'' game, one of your major annoyances will be the Rattatta coming at you every time you hit a patch of grass. Except for Gen V, where it's Patrats.Patrat. However, VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire avert this by having Zigzagoon instead, and VideoGame/PokemonXAndY avert this as well by having Bunnelby and the aforementioned Zigzagoon.
26th Dec '15 8:11:45 PM Mhazard
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* Brutally subverted in most RPG created by ''Creator/FromSoftware'', particularly ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', rats can be seen early on, but it isn't you who stomp rats, it's the rats who stomp you. Not only they are twice larger than you, they are also poisonous and can swarm you.

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* Brutally subverted in most RPG created by ''Creator/FromSoftware'', particularly ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' and ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', rats can be seen early on, but it isn't you who stomp rats, [[RussianReversal it's the rats who stomp you. you]]. Not only they are twice larger than you, they are also poisonous and [[ZergRush can swarm you.you]].
26th Nov '15 12:11:07 AM Koveras
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** Another fan module, ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'' contains a rather nasty subversion: in the course of one Act I sidequest, the Princess finds herself alone in a sewer full of common rats... without [[NoGearLevel any of her gear or weapons]] and with [[InjuredPlayerCharacterStage just a single HP left]]. Suddenly, common sewer rats become a terrifying menace that can kill you in one hit and ''you can't even fight back''.
14th Nov '15 6:01:38 PM PlasmaTalon
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the human noble fight off an invasion of rats in their family's pantry in their origin story. Like all classic RPG tropes in the game, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has the human noble fight off an invasion of rats in their family's pantry in their origin story. Like all classic RPG tropes in the game, it's [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded.]]]] Providing the page quote above.
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