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14th Jul '17 3:38:30 PM Dravencour
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* This is how Leia is recruited in the first ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' movie. She went from DamselInDistress to ActionGirl as soon as they got her out of her cell aboard the Death Star, taking charge of the rescue mission and continuing to be an active member of the Rebel Alliance and Luke's team of friends.

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* This is how Leia is recruited in the first ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' movie. She went from DamselInDistress to ActionGirl as soon as they got her out of her cell aboard the Death Star, taking charge of the her own rescue mission and continuing to be an active member of the Rebel Alliance and Luke's team of friends.
14th Jul '17 3:38:02 PM Dravencour
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* This is how Leia is recruited in the first ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' movie. She went from DamselInDistress to ActionGirl as soon as they got her out of her cell aboard the Death Star and continued to be an active member of the Rebel Alliance and Luke's team of friends.

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* This is how Leia is recruited in the first ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' movie. She went from DamselInDistress to ActionGirl as soon as they got her out of her cell aboard the Death Star Star, taking charge of the rescue mission and continued continuing to be an active member of the Rebel Alliance and Luke's team of friends.
14th Jul '17 3:36:51 PM Dravencour
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* A) Captured by the EvilOverlord specifically to prevent them from helping,

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* A) Captured by the EvilOverlord EvilOverlord, either for reasons unrelated to the Hero and his quest or specifically to prevent keep them from helping,
2nd Jun '17 6:08:50 PM TonyG
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' had this as a plot point, as the Baron revisited the trail of his last adventure.

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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' had this as a plot point, as the Baron revisited the trail of his last adventure.adventure and rescues his old partners on the way.
22nd Apr '17 2:00:51 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked often in the {{Suikoden}} series.
** SuikodenII: [[NatureHero Ayda]] is recruited by using one of your Listening Runes on Feather, which triggers an event where the party must help Ayda defend him from a flock of griffons. If you successful, she expresses her thanks and stays behind at the Forest Village, to treat his wounds. Return to your castle and spend the night. Ayda shows up the following day with Feather, in tow, and both join your party.
** SuikodenV: After a lengthy quest, involving the people of Lordlake, that involves unravling truth behind the uprising, [[spoiler: the theft of the Dawn Rune]], and finally a naval battle to destroy the Hate Fortress, all of the Lordlake related characters join your cause and your party.
** The same is true for the people of Sable, who are beseiged by an imposter of the Prince, along with a group of bandits, and the Dragon Calvary, who fail to come to Falena's defense [[spoiler: due to Dolph taking over the dragon's den and threatening to destroy their eggs]]. Each involves a story related quests that require the Prince to come to their aid, after which, they side with his army.

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* Invoked often in the {{Suikoden}} ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series.
** SuikodenII: ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'': [[NatureHero Ayda]] is recruited by using one of your Listening Runes on Feather, which triggers an event where the party must help Ayda defend him from a flock of griffons. If you successful, she expresses her thanks and stays behind at the Forest Village, to treat his wounds. Return to your castle and spend the night. Ayda shows up the following day with Feather, in tow, and both join your party.
** SuikodenV: ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'': After a lengthy quest, involving the people of Lordlake, that involves unravling truth behind the uprising, [[spoiler: the theft of the Dawn Rune]], and finally a naval battle to destroy the Hate Fortress, all of the Lordlake related characters join your cause and your party.
** The same is true for the people of Sable, who are beseiged besieged by an imposter impostor of the Prince, along with a group of bandits, and the Dragon Calvary, who fail to come to Falena's defense [[spoiler: due to Dolph taking over the dragon's den and threatening to destroy their eggs]]. Each involves a story related quests that require the Prince to come to their aid, after which, they side with his army.
19th Apr '17 11:50:00 PM Koveras
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This trope has long been a staple of the RolePlayingGame and Action Platformer genres, as well as games in other genres where team-based gameplay is mixed with a narrative. For the action platformers in particular, it's a bit of a tradition that you'll have to complete some challenge with the characters you have to acquire new characters. Some games also invert the formula, by having the protagonist's future allies rescuing ''them'' from some kind of predicament (such as an execution by the EvilOverlord) in order to recruit them into LaResistance or whatever HeroesRUs they come from.

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This trope has long been a staple of the RolePlayingGame and Action Platformer genres, as well as games in other genres where team-based gameplay is mixed with a narrative. For the action platformers in particular, it's a bit of a tradition that you'll have to complete some challenge with the characters you have to acquire new characters. Some games Games also invert sometimes flip the formula, tables on {{Player Character}}s by having the protagonist's their future allies rescuing rescue ''them'' from some kind of predicament (such as an execution by the EvilOverlord) in order to recruit them into LaResistance or whatever HeroesRUs they come from.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}', where anti-Regency LaResistance recruits Corvo Attano, the Empress' former bodyguard framed for her murder, by breaking him out of death row on the eve of his execution.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}', ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'', where anti-Regency LaResistance recruits Corvo Attano, the Empress' former bodyguard framed for her murder, by breaking him out of death row on the eve of his execution.
19th Apr '17 11:48:43 PM Koveras
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This trope has long been a staple of the RolePlayingGame and Action Platformer genres, as well as games in other genres where team-based gameplay is mixed with a narrative. For the action platformers in particular, it's a bit of a tradition that you'll have to complete some challenge with the characters you have to acquire new characters.

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This trope has long been a staple of the RolePlayingGame and Action Platformer genres, as well as games in other genres where team-based gameplay is mixed with a narrative. For the action platformers in particular, it's a bit of a tradition that you'll have to complete some challenge with the characters you have to acquire new characters.
characters. Some games also invert the formula, by having the protagonist's future allies rescuing ''them'' from some kind of predicament (such as an execution by the EvilOverlord) in order to recruit them into LaResistance or whatever HeroesRUs they come from.


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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}', where anti-Regency LaResistance recruits Corvo Attano, the Empress' former bodyguard framed for her murder, by breaking him out of death row on the eve of his execution.
* Also inverted in ''VideoGame/DreamfallChapters'', where LaResistance rescues the disgraced [[TheEmpire Azadi]] operative Kian Alvane from summary execution in order to make use of his combat and infiltration skills against his former countrymen.
19th Apr '17 9:13:38 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* Inverted twice in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series. Disney/PeterPan and [[Film/{{Tron}} Tron]] will both join the party after helping ''them'' escape from the ArcVillain at the beginning of their respective worlds (Neverland and Space Paranoids). [[ZigzaggedTrope For the latter]], however, upon returning to Space Paranoids, Tron won't rejoin the party until you rescue ''him''. Twice!
** [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]] does this as well in ''Kingdom Hearts II'', when he frees the party [[MyFriendsAndZoiberg and Elizabeth]] from being tied up after a TeamRocketWins moment for Pete, and rejoins the party ([[RequiredPartyMember as a mandatory character]]).
** It is still played straight in other cases throughout the franchise. In the first game, in Agrabah, you need to rescue Disney/{{Aladdin}} from the Heartless before he joins the party. In ''Kingdom Hearts II'', in Olympus Coliseum, you must obtain a certain item to save [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]] from being controlled by [[Disney/{{Hercules}} Hades]]. In ''Birth by Sleep'', in Enchanted Dominion, Aqua will help free [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Prince Phillip]] from Maleficent's dungeon before they both escape to fight the evil fairy.
25th Mar '17 1:32:48 PM nombretomado
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* The UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' for the NintendoDS has the player start out with Yoshi, who was [[GoodMorningCrono sleeping]] and has to rescue Mario, Luigi and Wario in order to get through Peach's castle.

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* The UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' for the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS has the player start out with Yoshi, who was [[GoodMorningCrono sleeping]] and has to rescue Mario, Luigi and Wario in order to get through Peach's castle.
22nd Jan '17 2:50:16 PM Xtifr
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* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': Hamil rescues first Artio then Elissa and Daphnis from slavers working for TheEmpire. They quickly join TheParty, though not for this reason alone.

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* ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'': Hamil rescues first Artio then Elissa and Daphnis from slavers working for TheEmpire. They quickly join TheParty, the party, though not for this reason alone.
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