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26th Jun '16 10:20:45 AM nombretomado
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* Elminster shows up many times throughout the BaldursGate series, though its not at all surprising given who he is.
** There's also an unexplained farmer called Lahl in the first game who keeps showing up (with the same dialogue) in different places from Nashkel to Beregost. He's even been spotted in two different copies in the same area, so apparently the game chooses to spawn him near you for some reason.

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* Elminster shows up many times throughout the BaldursGate ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, though its not at all surprising given who he is.
** There's also an unexplained farmer called Lahl in [[VideoGame/BaldursGate the first game game]] who keeps showing up (with the same dialogue) in different places from Nashkel to Beregost. He's even been spotted in two different copies in the same area, so apparently the game chooses to spawn him near you for some reason.
15th May '16 10:44:36 AM Koveras
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* The DragonAge games have two traveling dwarven merchants, Bodhan Feddic and his adopted son, Sandal. In the first game, they're actually tagging along with your party on purpose, reasoning that since you're tough and go lots of places, it's pretty safe to stick around wherever you are, and can always be found in your camp. Sandal even shows up during the main plot right before the final boss battle to give you one last chance to buy stuff from him and get buffs for your gear. Dragon Age II has them working for the main protagonist, Hawke, living in Hawke's manor starting from the second act of the game on.

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* The DragonAge games have two ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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traveling dwarven merchants, Bodhan Feddic and his adopted son, Sandal. In the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins first game, game]], they're actually tagging along with your party on purpose, reasoning that since you're tough and go lots of places, it's pretty safe to stick around wherever you are, and can always be found in your camp. Sandal even shows up during the main plot right before the final boss battle to give you one last chance to buy stuff from him and get buffs for your gear. Dragon Age II ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has them working for the main protagonist, Hawke, living in Hawke's manor starting from the second act of the game on.on.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' also features Old Tegrin, a surface dwarf merchant who is met regularly through RandomEncounters while traveling the global map.
1st May '16 7:42:20 PM Vivvav
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* The DragonAge games have two traveling dwarven merchants, Bodhan Feddic and his adopted son, Sandal. In the first game, they're actually tagging along with your party on purpose, reasoning that since you're tough and go lots of places, it's pretty safe to stick around wherever you are, and can always be found in your camp. Sandal even shows up during the main plot right before the final boss battle to give you one last chance to buy stuff from him and get buffs for your gear. Dragon Age II has them working for the main protagonist, Hawke, living in Hawke's manor starting from the second act of the game on.
15th Apr '16 2:36:55 PM WillKeaton
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* In Videogame/SuperMarioRPG, you follow around a shmuck who's looking for the mythical Grate Guy Casino, while Toad follows ''you'' around.

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* In Videogame/SuperMarioRPG, ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG'', you follow around a shmuck who's looking for the mythical Grate Guy Casino, while Toad follows ''you'' around.
14th Apr '16 10:56:01 AM matteste
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' gives us Stephen, creator of the Demon Summoning Program in the first two games. While mainly existing to upgrade you in the first game, he takes on more and more plot-important roles starting in the second game, generally acting as the BigGood for the Neutral alignment. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'', [[spoiler:he takes on his greatest role where he guides Nanashi to YHVH on the Peace and Anarchy routes, recognizing that Nanashi could kill YHVH. DLC lets you fight him, and it's also revealed that he's so powerful that every numbered protagonist needs to team up to fight him]].

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' gives us Stephen, creator of the Demon Summoning Program in the first two games. While mainly existing to upgrade you in the first game, he takes on more and more plot-important roles starting in the second game, generally acting as the BigGood for the Neutral alignment. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', [[spoiler:he takes on his greatest role where he guides Nanashi to YHVH on the Peace and Anarchy routes, recognizing that Nanashi could kill YHVH. DLC lets you fight him, and it's also revealed that he's so powerful that every numbered protagonist needs to team up to fight him]].
14th Apr '16 10:49:06 AM MegaMarioMan
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* [[AlmightyJanitor The Plumber]] in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, who likes to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall softly tread around the fourth wall.]]
** There is also the Smuggler, Slim Cognito, and, to a lesser degree, the Shady Salesman.

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* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'':
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[[AlmightyJanitor The Plumber]] makes an appearance in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, who almost every game. He likes to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall softly tread around the fourth wall.]]
** There *** In [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the first game]], the Plumber can be found on Novalis and will sell Ratchet an Infobot with coordinates to Aridia for 500 bolts. Later, he appears on Batalia having fixed a turret for Ratchet to use to take down some Blarg ships.
*** In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', the Plumber appears on the Flying Lab on Aranos unclogging a pipe, which has a Captain Qwark Action Figure in it that he sells to Ratchet. He then says that he'll [[{{Foreshadowing}} "See ya' in another year or so."]]
*** ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' was released a year later, and The Plumber can be found in the sewers of Aquatos. Upon Ratchet and Clank meeting with him again, he say's that they're "right on schedule" and gives them an optional mission of collecting all 101 Sewer Crystals for him (for [[GlobalCurrency bolts]], of course). Once you give him all of the crystals, he says that he'll see the duo "one of these days."
*** In ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'', The Plumber doesn't actually make an appearance. If you stick around until the end of the credits, you'll find out why.
----> ''Due to a sump pump emergency in the Rygyllian Nebula. the Plumber was not able to appear in this game. He will return. One of these days.''
*** In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'', The Plumber shows up on Sargasso in a cutscene that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzeMwGlYyGk has to be seen]] to be believed. He gives our duo a 3 ¾ Centicubit Hexagonal Washer in case they need it, since he has a spare. [[spoiler:They end up using it to fix the Dimensionator and narrowly avoid dying]].
*** In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime'', The Plumber appears in what
is probably the most ridiculous location: Clank's subconscious. He gives Clank advice about accepting his new responsibilities, no matter how hard they may be. He also says something that, like the Smuggler, Hexagonal Washer, comes in handy later: "I wouldn't risk any more than 6 minutes." [[spoiler:That's how far Clank should go back in time to bring Ratchet back to life]].
*** In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankAll4One'', The Plumber shows up to fix a broken platform that takes the heroes to Uzo City. Before they leave, Ratchet asks The Plumber if he has any advice for defeating Nevo, but he doesn't, [[spoiler:probably because Nevo is not the villain]].
*** The Plumber hangs around the Starship Phoenix II in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFullFrontalAssault''. [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Nobody really minds him.]] [[spoiler:Except he's actually Stuart Zurgo in a hologuise]].
*** The Plumber appears in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus'' on the Nebulox 7, fixing something in the wall. He later gets stuck in a Gadgetron vault made of Raritanium which crashes on Thram. Getting the 6 vault keys will allow you to free him, and bringing him the 9 parts of the RYNO VII plan and giving them to him will earn you the 7th weapon in the line of [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity+1 Guns]].
** The Smuggler makes multiple appearances throughout the [=PS3=] series, namely in ''Tools of Destruction'', ''Quest for Booty'', ''A Crack in Time'', and ''Into the Nexus''.
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Slim Cognito, and, to a lesser degree, Cognito makes appearances in ''Going Commando'' and ''Up Your Arsenal'', and the Shady Salesman.
Salesman appears in the first game and ''Going Commando''.



* Many kids who give you challenges in ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.

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* Many kids who give you challenges in ''[[BackyardSports ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Skateboarding]]''.
14th Apr '16 8:23:35 AM MegaMarioMan
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This is different than the GoldfishPoopGang, since you generally don't fight them along the way. Also different is InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals, where it's not the same traveller but a set of distant relatives with an uncanny family resemblance. The RecurringExtra is a RecurringTraveller who doesn't do anything. They might also be a [[HonestJohnsDealership merchant constantly trying to extort money from you]], [[NoHeroDiscount even if the failure of your main character means the end of the world]].

Sometimes in an [[RolePlayingGame RPG]], The RecurringTraveller is a character who always happens to be staying in a bedroom of the same inn that your party is staying at. He may comment about being a tourist or sight-seer. He may give tips about the local environment, monsters, hazards and landmarks.

The RecurringTraveller is frequently used as a device to help the player when they're in a difficult area. If you run short of supplies after fighting your way through an especially dangerous area, the RecurringTraveller just happens to be someone who can either heal your party or let you replenish your inventory.

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This is different than the GoldfishPoopGang, since you generally don't fight them along the way. Also different is InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals, where it's not the same traveller but a set of distant relatives with an uncanny family resemblance. The RecurringExtra is a RecurringTraveller Recurring Traveller who doesn't do anything. They might also be a [[HonestJohnsDealership merchant constantly trying to extort money from you]], [[NoHeroDiscount even if the failure of your main character means the end of the world]].

Sometimes in an [[RolePlayingGame RPG]], The RecurringTraveller Recurring Traveller is a character who always happens to be staying in a bedroom of the same inn that your party is staying at. He may comment about being a tourist or sight-seer. He may give tips about the local environment, monsters, hazards and landmarks.

The RecurringTraveller Recurring Traveller is frequently used as a device to help the player when they're in a difficult area. If you run short of supplies after fighting your way through an especially dangerous area, the RecurringTraveller Recurring Traveller just happens to be someone who can either heal your party or let you replenish your inventory.
23rd Mar '16 6:08:34 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' gives us Stephen, creator of the Demon Summoning Program in the first two games. While mainly existing to upgrade you in the first game, he takes on more and more plot-important roles starting in the second game, generally acting as the BigGood for the Neutral alignment. In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'', [[spoiler:he takes on his greatest role where he guides Nanashi to YHVH on the Peace and Anarchy routes, recognizing that Nanashi could kill YHVH. DLC lets you fight him, and it's also revealed that he's so powerful that every numbered protagonist needs to team up to fight him]].
23rd Feb '16 6:07:42 AM MegaMarioMan
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* [[AlmightyJanitor The Plumber]] in the ''[[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]]'' series, who likes to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall softly tread around the fourth wall.]]

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* [[AlmightyJanitor The Plumber]] in the ''[[RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]]'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series, who likes to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall softly tread around the fourth wall.]]
12th Jan '16 6:06:11 PM nombretomado
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* Bob the Jagex Cat and Postie Pete in ''{{Runescape}}''. The first is the mascot of the game owners, who wanders endlessly across the land and if you are lucky you can spot it sometimes, though it doesn't serve any purpose. He was originally added to test NPC pathfinding but latter [[EnsembleDarkhorse became a character in several quests]]. The second is a walking (hopping...) skull with a hat and a mailman's bag, who goes around Gielinor delivering letters to every character the player writes to (outside of the game). He's actually in the game as a joke from the developers.
* in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' there is Hemet Nesingwary, a travelling [[GreatWhiteHunter big game hunter]] who is found all over Azeroth (and beyond) with his buddies, killing things.

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* Bob the Jagex Cat and Postie Pete in ''{{Runescape}}''.''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}''. The first is the mascot of the game owners, who wanders endlessly across the land and if you are lucky you can spot it sometimes, though it doesn't serve any purpose. He was originally added to test NPC pathfinding but latter [[EnsembleDarkhorse became a character in several quests]]. The second is a walking (hopping...) skull with a hat and a mailman's bag, who goes around Gielinor delivering letters to every character the player writes to (outside of the game). He's actually in the game as a joke from the developers.
* in In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' there is Hemet Nesingwary, a travelling [[GreatWhiteHunter big game hunter]] who is found all over Azeroth (and beyond) with his buddies, killing things.
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