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5th Jan '18 8:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' mainly runs off of RuleOfCool and RefugeInAudacity, but the overall effect follows the example of RuleOfFun quite a bit, too. How can a Tyranid that big pop up behind enemy lines without warning? How can those ImperialFists scouts move unseen through sparse foliage wearing neon yellow power armour? Why are there (optional) rules for using a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] in smaller-than-Apocalypse games? Because it's cool and fun, that's why.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' mainly runs off of RuleOfCool and RefugeInAudacity, but the overall effect follows the example of RuleOfFun quite a bit, too. How can a Tyranid that big pop up behind enemy lines without warning? How can those ImperialFists Literature/ImperialFists scouts move unseen through sparse foliage wearing neon yellow power armour? Why are there (optional) rules for using a [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] in smaller-than-Apocalypse games? Because it's cool and fun, that's why.
3rd Jan '18 5:30:00 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''[[SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series is essentially based off this trope. The original concept was that of a carpenter named Jumpman saving a beautiful lady from Film/KingKong, no, [[CaptainErsatz Donkey Kong]] by jumping over barrels. This was evidently decided to be too unrealistic, so the designers decided the carpenter would actually be a plumber called Mario, the [[DistressedDamsel beautiful lady]] would be a princess [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped by a giant fire-breathing turtle]], and the plumber would become larger by eating mushrooms, shoot fireballs by collecting flowers, and harness the power of those famed aeronauts, tanuki, to fly. The later games in the series (particularly the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' subseries) have mercilessly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the series's bizarre origins.

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* The ''[[SuperMarioBros ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' series is essentially based off this trope. The original concept was that of a carpenter named Jumpman saving a beautiful lady from Film/KingKong, no, [[CaptainErsatz Donkey Kong]] by jumping over barrels. This was evidently decided to be too unrealistic, so the designers decided the carpenter would actually be a plumber called Mario, the [[DistressedDamsel beautiful lady]] would be a princess [[SaveThePrincess kidnapped by a giant fire-breathing turtle]], and the plumber would become larger by eating mushrooms, shoot fireballs by collecting flowers, and harness the power of those famed aeronauts, tanuki, to fly. The later games in the series (particularly the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' subseries) have mercilessly [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] the series's bizarre origins.



* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' is probably the distilled personification of this trope. Why are an [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} electrically charged rodent]], an [[SuperMarioBros Italian plumber]], a [[SonicTheHedgehog speedy blue hedgehog]] and an [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda elfish tunic-wearing hero]] duking it out with lightsabers on top of a spaceship? Because it's awesome!

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* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' is probably the distilled personification of this trope. Why are an [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} electrically charged rodent]], an [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Italian plumber]], a [[SonicTheHedgehog speedy blue hedgehog]] and an [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda elfish tunic-wearing hero]] duking it out with lightsabers on top of a spaceship? Because it's awesome!



* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' and ''Zelda''.

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* The ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series is about a hedgehog with superpowers who saved small woodland animals from being turned into killer robots/the world from being taken over by an evil fat man with a robot fetish. Said hedgehog, with the help of some GreenRocks, can also apparently go ''[[Manga/DragonBall Super Saiyan]]''. At its peak, this series matched the popularity of ''{{Mario}}'' ''Mario'' and ''Zelda''.
12th Dec '17 11:30:04 AM secretfan14
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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has some pretty noticeable moments of bizarre physics, such as leaping forward and suddenly doing a flying kick/cannonball at a target in the opposite direction, thrown objects like cars that have even but a very limited degree of homing capability, having an extreme disparity in damage potential between a simple fall and a bullet-dive drop both from say seven stories high, running horizontally on the CONVEX side of a vertical plane, the loooooong hang time of doing a max air combo... the list goes on. But it's fun. Especially the [[AwesomeYetPractical cannonball]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' has some pretty noticeable moments of bizarre physics, such as leaping forward and suddenly doing a flying kick/cannonball at a target in the opposite direction, thrown objects like cars that have even but a very limited degree of homing capability, having an extreme disparity in damage potential between a simple fall and a bullet-dive drop both from say seven stories high, running horizontally on the CONVEX side of a vertical plane, the loooooong hang time of doing a max air combo... the list goes on. But it's fun. Especially the [[AwesomeYetPractical cannonball]].cannonball.
9th Sep '17 9:54:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''BackyardSports''. A baseball/soccer/football/whatever game with zany powerups, not to mention that you can play as a kid in a wheelchair, kids who wear glasses while playing, and a '''robot'''. How fun is ''that''?

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* ''BackyardSports''.''VideoGame/BackyardSports''. A baseball/soccer/football/whatever game with zany powerups, not to mention that you can play as a kid in a wheelchair, kids who wear glasses while playing, and a '''robot'''. How fun is ''that''?
20th Aug '17 1:55:28 PM ANTMuddle
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* NoPlotNoProblem Just play.



* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: Just play it.
20th Aug '17 1:54:27 PM ANTMuddle
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* PlayTheGameSkipTheStory: Just play it.
12th Aug '17 10:07:45 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Freelancer}}''. Just ignore the grossly warped scale (entire planets only a few times bigger than a little starfighter!), enjoy the exquisite artwork and the {{Old School Dogfight}}ing.

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* ''{{Freelancer}}''.''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}''. Just ignore the grossly warped scale (entire planets only a few times bigger than a little starfighter!), enjoy the exquisite artwork and the {{Old School Dogfight}}ing.
19th Jul '17 6:15:04 PM gilda4ever
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* Many elements in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series operate on this trope. Why do pilots and squadrons change their aircraft regularly instead of being assigned a particular plane? Why are experimental planes that usually exist in the single digits in real life commonplace in the games? How do planes manage to carry upwards of 70 missiles and twenty bombs? Because all those elements are what make the games fun.
** This is especially noticeable in ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'', however. Unlike most games in the series which take place in a ConstructedWorld with more flexible rules, Assault Horizon takes place in the real world. Despite this, it's still possible to use planes such as the Vietnam Era F-4E Phantom, the fictional CFA-44 Nosferatu, various non-American planes such as the Eurofighter Typhoon or Su-33 Flanker, the retired F-117 Nighthawk, the experimental and rejected YF-23 Black Widow, and even the Russian Su-47, which was not made for combat and of which there is only one in existence. These elements are as equally outrageous as they are iconic to the series.
5th Jul '17 6:46:46 PM nombretomado
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** ''{{Beatmania}}'' and ''Beatmania IIDX'', despite their descriptions, are nothing like real DJ'ing. But who gives a crap? And then there's ''Pop'n Music'', which doesn't even simulate an instrument at all.

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** ''{{Beatmania}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Beatmania}}'' and ''Beatmania IIDX'', despite their descriptions, are nothing like real DJ'ing. But who gives a crap? And then there's ''Pop'n Music'', which doesn't even simulate an instrument at all.
1st Jul '17 1:56:12 PM Spanks
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* StevenUlyssesPerhero



* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: Pinkie Pie. Almost everything she does is motivated by a desire to make her friends smile. When she isn't amusing her friends, [[ItAmusedMe she's amusing herself]].[[note]]Sometimes, as in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli"]], amusing herself has unfortunate consequences.[[/note]]

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* WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: These ponies don't look anything like real horses. How are they able to shoot rainbow lasers made of friendship? Why do they release their most notorious world-threatening arch-enemy from his stone prison to reform him? Why is the Ponyville town mayor named "Mayor Mare"? Was she actually born to be a mayor? We don't know, but it sure is fun.
** A more specific example:
Pinkie Pie. Almost everything she does is motivated by a desire to make her friends smile. When she isn't amusing her friends, [[ItAmusedMe she's amusing herself]].[[note]]Sometimes, as in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli"]], amusing herself has unfortunate consequences.[[/note]]
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