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8th Aug '16 8:38:37 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' '''loves''' this trope; at various points in the game, one character or another is required to be in your party to advance the plot, whether you like it or not.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' '''loves''' this trope; at various points in the game, one character or another is required to be in your party to advance the plot, whether you like it or not. Yuffie and Vincent are the only exceptions since they're optional party members and have no relevance to the main plot.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has an unusual case of the trope at the end of the 2.5 storyline. [[spoiler: Midgardsormr, a legendary and ancient dragon whom you defeat at one point, not only takes away [[TheGift your special ability that the Mothercrystal blessed you with]], but uses some of that power to construct himself a temporary body and forces himself into your company as a minion/pet. Unlike other minions, Midgardsormr is NOT optional and he automatically gets added to your minion list whether you want him to or not. Said dragon will also pop up during certain cut scenes to give his quips on what the current situation is and you can't stop him from doing so. To drive the point home further. Floating/flying minions will sometimes land on your head/shoulder and fly off if you move. Midgardsormr, if you have him out, will perch on your shoulder and will only get off when he feels like it as he sticks to you like glue. That dragon won't be leaving anytime soon.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has an unusual case of the trope at the end of the 2.5 storyline. [[spoiler: Midgardsormr, a legendary and ancient dragon whom you defeat at one point, not only takes away [[TheGift your special ability that the Mothercrystal blessed you with]], but uses some of that power to construct himself a temporary body and forces himself into your company as a minion/pet. Unlike other minions, Midgardsormr is NOT optional and he automatically gets added to your minion list whether you want him to or not. Said dragon will also pop up during certain cut scenes to give his quips on what the current situation is and you can't stop him from doing so. To drive the point home further. Floating/flying minions will sometimes land on your head/shoulder and fly off if you move. Midgardsormr, if you have him out, will perch on your shoulder and will only get off when he feels like it as he sticks to you like glue. That dragon won't be leaving anytime soon. At the end of 3.0, Midgardsormr is impressed by your achievements without your gift and not only do you earn it back, the dragon gains an adult body and allows you to fly on his back as a flying mount while being forced into your mount collection. You don't have to use him as a mount and are free to use a different mount to fly with.]]
20th Jan '16 7:32:12 AM Berrenta
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* ''FireEmblem'' has several chapters in most of it's games where a character is forced into the party and absolutely must be used for that chapter.
** Unfortunately, you usually have to keep them alive too, ie., you can't just let them get beaten and leave the field; if they get beaten, they're dead.

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* ''FireEmblem'' ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has several chapters in most of it's its games where a character is forced into the party and absolutely must be used for that chapter.
** Unfortunately, you
chapter. You usually have to keep them alive too, ie., you can't just let them get beaten and leave the field; if they get beaten, they're dead.
7th Sep '15 10:25:44 AM nombretomado
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* ''NeverwinterNights2'' had an interesting take on this that alleviated the more annoying aspects of the trope. It forced you to take Shandra along for an entire chapter.... but raised the party member limit by one to accommodate her, allowing you to take whatever team you were comfortable with in the previous chapters, plus her. When [[spoiler: she died, the extra spot became open]].

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* ''NeverwinterNights2'' ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' had an interesting take on this that alleviated the more annoying aspects of the trope. It forced you to take Shandra along for an entire chapter.... but raised the party member limit by one to accommodate her, allowing you to take whatever team you were comfortable with in the previous chapters, plus her. When [[spoiler: she died, the extra spot became open]].
4th Sep '15 9:20:28 AM FoolsEditAccount
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* ''VideoGame/TelepathTactics'' does this twice in the campaign: Teresa and Phoebe have to be included in the party in the crypt SideQuest, as does Silithis Predat in Rescuing Sarn Kamina. (In the later case, [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou it's also an automatic game over if she dies]].)
11th Jul '15 9:25:34 PM KetojansKookies
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'', Ashlynn can't be left at Patty's Party Planning Place unlike any other party members, without any reason given for this.
** [[spoiler:Terry]] is required to be in your party in order to [[spoiler:recruit Lizzie the Hackasaurus]].
11th Jun '15 3:03:41 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and ''3 Ultimate'', several Moga Village quests require you to bring at least one of your Shakalaka comrades to begin the quest. In ''4'' and ''4 Ultimate'', some Caravan quests have the Ace Palico's deployment as a requirement to start.
15th May '15 8:51:58 PM nombretomado
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* The ''[[DotHackGUGames .hack]]'' games would occasionally require you to use specific teams for story events. When this happened, you could bet you were going to see an FMV before the dungeon was out. There were also side-dungeons which your party members invited you to, thus requiring you to use that particular person. At one point this results in an inadvertent TwoTimerDate when Kite is invited to the same dungeon by both Black Rose and Terajima Ryoko.

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* The ''[[DotHackGUGames .''[[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames .hack]]'' games would occasionally require you to use specific teams for story events. When this happened, you could bet you were going to see an FMV before the dungeon was out. There were also side-dungeons which your party members invited you to, thus requiring you to use that particular person. At one point this results in an inadvertent TwoTimerDate when Kite is invited to the same dungeon by both Black Rose and Terajima Ryoko.
15th May '15 7:52:37 AM Feckpreston
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15th May '15 7:43:47 AM Feckpreston
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** A much more direct example is in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, where [[spoiler:you need to catch Rayquaza and have it in your party, since it can fly you into space and destroy the meteor in the Delta Episode. It's not at all burdensome, as Rayquaza comes into the final battle instantly a Mega and at a very high level.]]
14th May '15 3:48:37 PM ironcommando
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This can also be ButThouMust, if the game ''appears'' to give you a choice, but then forces you to use the characters it wants you to anyway. If it's the main protagonist that's forced to be in your party at all times (which is almost always the case anyways), that's CantDropTheHero.

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This can also be ButThouMust, if the game ''appears'' to give you a choice, but then forces you to use the characters it wants you to anyway. If it's the main protagonist that's forced to be in your party at all times (which is almost always the case anyways), that's CantDropTheHero. If you can choose not to use the character, but the game becomes nigh-impossible without them, that's CharacterSelectForcing.
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