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26th Apr '17 9:44:40 PM jtierney50
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** Likewise, several missions in the sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', require you to have a certain companion, like Dogmeat or Nick Valentine. However, the game does not count mandatory companions as counting to the [[ArbitraryHeadcountLimit one-companion limit]], which is extremely helpful. Furthermore, while the DLC ''Far Harbor'' doesn't require you to take Nick Valentine, the story of Nick and Far Harbor are deeply intwined, due to the fact that [[spoiler:Nick's half-brother DiMA runs Arcadia, the Synth refuge on the island]].
22nd Apr '17 2:01:01 PM nombretomado
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* A few of the stars in ''{{Suikoden}}'' games get thrown into your party for plot. Luckily, due to the game's levelling system, even if they're weak when you get them, they catch up fairly quickly. These are also the characters that tend to get the most characterization.
** The [[SuikodenI first game]] was probably the worst about this, to the point where half of your six-person party was predetermined for the last stretch of the plot, right up to the final boss. By contrast, ''SuikodenV'' included four 'extra' party slots (for a total of ten) where you could put non-combatants and spare members. So if somebody was forced into your party for plot reasons and you didn't care to use them/they were ''way'' too underleveled, you could just stick them in there and drag them along without worrying about dead weight.

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* A few of the stars in ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' games get thrown into your party for plot. Luckily, due to the game's levelling system, even if they're weak when you get them, they catch up fairly quickly. These are also the characters that tend to get the most characterization.
** The [[SuikodenI [[VideoGame/SuikodenI first game]] was probably the worst about this, to the point where half of your six-person party was predetermined for the last stretch of the plot, right up to the final boss. By contrast, ''SuikodenV'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' included four 'extra' party slots (for a total of ten) where you could put non-combatants and spare members. So if somebody was forced into your party for plot reasons and you didn't care to use them/they were ''way'' too underleveled, you could just stick them in there and drag them along without worrying about dead weight.
6th Apr '17 7:36:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', Annah is necessary to progress into the Lower Ward. [[spoiler: Unless you kill her, then the game opens another path for you.]]

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* In ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', Annah is necessary to progress into the Lower Ward. [[spoiler: Unless you kill her, then the game opens another path for you.]]
2nd Apr '17 2:54:45 PM nombretomado
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* The Hierophant/Lovers full moon in ''{{Persona 3}}'' requires you to bring Yukari (because your party was fixed last time and did not include her) so you can fall into The Lovers's mind control. This is slightly more lenient in ''Portable'' for the heroine -- you'll need a full party, which ensures that you'll have to bring at least one of the guys.

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* The Hierophant/Lovers full moon in ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' requires you to bring Yukari (because your party was fixed last time and did not include her) so you can fall into The Lovers's mind control. This is slightly more lenient in ''Portable'' for the heroine -- you'll need a full party, which ensures that you'll have to bring at least one of the guys.
28th Mar '17 4:02:57 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has Jacob, Miranda, Jack, and Garrus invariably join you before the second plot mission but the one with most impact on the plot is Prof. Mordin, whose genius provides most of the success-relevant tech on the ''Normandy''. However, you cannot expect to survive the SuicideMission without losses with just the required party members.

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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has Jacob, Miranda, Jack, and Garrus invariably join you before the second plot mission but the one with most impact on the plot is Prof. Mordin, whose genius provides most of the success-relevant tech on the ''Normandy''. However, you cannot expect to survive the SuicideMission without losses with just the required party members.
24th Mar '17 5:10:08 PM Gosicrystal
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* Happens quite a bit in ''SonicChronicles'', whenever you must split into teams. Usually, some choices are already pre-selected for you, which can be a pain as it locks out certain combination attacks.
** One especially annoying example is Omega, who is LostForever if you don't find him in Eggman's City. Better hope you remembered to bring Shadow or Rouge along if you don't want him to try and ''murder Eggman''.

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* Happens quite a bit in ''SonicChronicles'', ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', whenever you must split into teams. Usually, some choices are already pre-selected for you, which can be a pain as it locks out certain combination attacks.
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attacks. One especially annoying example is Omega, who is LostForever becomes [[PermanentlyMissableContent unobtainable]] if you don't find him in Eggman's City. Better hope you remembered to bring Shadow or Rouge along if you don't want him to try and ''murder Eggman''.
11th Feb '17 10:22:54 AM nighttrainfm
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* [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mulan]] (as Ping), [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]], and [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] at certain story points in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Only the third of these has an "[[TheUndead exc]][[HeroMustSurvive use]]" for his requirement.
** Also in the same game, during the last boss battle in [[Film/{{Tron}} Space Paranoids]], the party requires [[BadassBookworm Tron]] to be active during the battle with the MCP[[note]]since he can only be damaged with the "Delete" reaction command[[/note]], even though he didn't get the (!) that the previously mentioned got when they were required. Fortunately, since party members can be switched mid-combat, it's not much of an issue.
** [[spoiler: During the final battle against Xemnas, Riku will be Sora's only remaining party member after the first stage. Like with Jack Sparrow before, [[HeroMustSurvive it's game over if Riku's HP hits zero]]]].

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* [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mulan]] (as Ping), [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]], and [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] at certain story points in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Only the third of these has an "[[TheUndead exc]][[HeroMustSurvive use]]" for his requirement.
** Also in the same game, during the last boss battle in [[Film/{{Tron}} Space Paranoids]], the party requires [[BadassBookworm Tron]] to be active during the battle with the MCP[[note]]since he can only be damaged with the "Delete" reaction command[[/note]], even though he didn't get the (!) that the previously mentioned got when they were required. Fortunately, since party members can be switched mid-combat, it's not much of an issue.
** [[spoiler: During the final battle against Xemnas, Riku will be Sora's only remaining party member after the first stage. Like with Jack Sparrow before, [[HeroMustSurvive it's game over if Riku's HP hits zero]]]].
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** [[Disney/{{Mulan}} Mulan]] (as Ping), [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Auron]], [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Jack Sparrow]], and [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]] at certain story points in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Only the third of these has an "[[TheUndead exc]][[HeroMustSurvive use]]" for his requirement.
** In the same game, during the last boss battle in [[Film/{{Tron}} Space Paranoids]], the party requires [[BadassBookworm Tron]] to be active during the battle with the MCP[[note]]since he can only be damaged with the "Delete" reaction command[[/note]], even though he didn't get the (!) that the previously mentioned got when they were required. Fortunately, since party members can be switched mid-combat, it's not much of an issue.
** During the final battle against Xemnas, [[spoiler: Riku will be Sora's only remaining party member after the first stage. Like with Jack Sparrow before, [[HeroMustSurvive it's game over if Riku's HP hits zero]].]]
31st Dec '16 7:28:44 PM nombretomado
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* Some battles in ''FossilFighters'' require the player to use specific vivosaurs in their team.

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* Some battles in ''FossilFighters'' ''VideoGame/FossilFighters'' require the player to use specific vivosaurs in their team.
28th Nov '16 9:24:01 PM EndarkCuli
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* Frequently occurs in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX''. All missions that continue the main story require Elma and Lin on the party. Most missions unlocked through affinity with other party members must include them, though some are inverted, limiting the party's usual size and disallowing a character so that they can join midway through.
16th Nov '16 1:54:34 PM salvadorfranz
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* In both ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel I and II'', Emma is needed in the final dungeon of the first game, and the shrine trials in the second game. This is because she needs to explain to the party members about the things that are happening. Some party members in the second game are also required during certain sections of the game in the second act; Gaius during Nord, Elliot and Sara to rescue Fiona, Millium because she just wants to tag along, Alisa for Roer, Fie for the third exploration and the first shrine trial, Jusis and Sara for [[spoiler: arresting Duke Albarea]], Laura for the final three shrine trials, and Machias for rescuing his dad.
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