History Main / SchrodingersPlayerCharacter

29th Jan '16 4:28:09 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' has this for the adventure mode. It is assumed that your current party is fighting all the enemies in the story but depending on the character limits placed as you progress, you will never see the other characters jumping in to help.
to:
* ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' has this for the adventure mode. It is assumed that your current party is fighting all the enemies in the story but depending on the character limits placed as you progress, you will never see the other characters jumping in to help.
4th Dec '15 5:33:29 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Averted in ''SeikenDensetsu3'': Not only do the characters you don't choose have their own storylines going in the background; one of them can even ''break you out of jail'' near the beginning of the game depending on the composition of your party.
to:
* Averted in ''SeikenDensetsu3'': ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'': Not only do the characters you don't choose have their own storylines going in the background; one of them can even ''break you out of jail'' near the beginning of the game depending on the composition of your party.
1st Dec '15 2:21:16 PM Kadorhal
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* Averted and played straight in ''FarCry 2'': some (but not all) of the other available player characters show up in the game as mercenaries that you can befriend.
to:
* Averted and played straight ''VideoGame/FarCry'': ** Zig-zagged in ''FarCry 2'': ''VideoGame/FarCry2'': some (but not all) of the other available player characters show up in the game as mercenaries that you can befriend.befriend. ** ''VideoGame/FarCry3''[='=]s co-op mode plays it straight, however - there are four possible characters, and while all four are only actually present in gameplay if there are four players, cutscenes and the like assume all four are all along for the ride.

to:
* The only concrete timeline hints for ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' and ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' are that the original gang coming together in 2011 and that Hoxton got busted in 2012; other references to time assume that the heists take place when they were released (e.g. "Art Gallery" came out a year after the map was used for the first day of "Framing Frame", and Bain will mention having hit it a year ago for The Elephant). There's no timeline-based restrictions about who plays as what heister, only than that two players cannot be the same character - running through the port of the original's First World Bank with a team made up of people who weren't around for that is fair game, as is rescuing Hoxton from custody and then infiltrating the FBI headquarters with him [[MesACrowd while your regular team includes a second Hoxton]].
29th Nov '15 7:01:36 PM thatother1dude
Is there an issue? Send a Message
* The first two ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games offered pre-generated character with mini biographies. Whoever you did not choose never appeared. ** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in the ''Cafe of Broken Dreams'' special encounter in VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}, where you can meet all the other player characters who were pre-generated for VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}, but not "chosen" by the player or even included into the final game.
to:
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': ** The first two ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' games offered pre-generated character with mini biographies. Whoever you did not choose never appeared. ** [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] {{Deconstructed|Trope}} in the ''Cafe of Broken Dreams'' special encounter in VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}, where you can meet all the other player characters who were pre-generated for VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 1}}'', but not "chosen" by the player or even included into the final game.game. ** In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' the [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] is whichever of a married man and woman you wish to play as; the other is your spouse [[spoiler:who dies in the opening]]. The appearances of both are still player-generated.
26th Nov '15 8:31:16 PM Darkstarr
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
** Justified in that WordOfGod states that all seven quests are occurring simultaneously, meaning that each storyline crosses over with the others.
7th Nov '15 10:50:31 PM RainbowPhoenix
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Added DiffLines:
*** At the same time, this is the only origin that likely plays it straight. The mage can be either a human or an elf, with significantly different backgrounds to match, but the only change is flavor dialogue with Duncan and a minor NPC. If the player plays a human mage, there is no indication that the elven mage exists, and vice versa.
6th Nov '15 9:19:23 PM Dirtyblue929
Is there an issue? Send a Message
Not An Example. They still have a role in the story and appear throughout the prologue; this trope is for when the other selectable character never has any appearances or impact.
** In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', character creation is a husband and wife sharing a bathroom mirror. Whoever you don't choose vanishes along with your son.
5th Oct '15 7:54:32 AM eliaskelham
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', character creation is a husband and wife sharing a bathroom mirror. Whoever you don't choose presumably doesn't survive along with your son.
to:
** In ''Videogame/{{Fallout 4}}'', character creation is a husband and wife sharing a bathroom mirror. Whoever you don't choose presumably doesn't survive vanishes along with your son.
29th Sep '15 1:17:10 PM Apocrypha
Is there an issue? Send a Message
** If you rescue the Dwarven Commoner's friend from prison and you're not a Dwarven Noble, his friend is a rotted skeleton in the next cell over. Sorry, alterna-me.
to:
** If you rescue the Dwarven Commoner's friend from prison and you're not a Dwarven Noble, his Commoner, you'll run into the Commoner's friend is in a gang jail cell, with a rotted skeleton in the next cell over. Sorry, alterna-me.
7th Aug '15 12:22:05 PM Bat178
Is there an issue? Send a Message
A game where multiple protagonists are available to choose from, with distinct back-stories and personalities as well as goals, but only the one the player selects is acknowledged as existing by the the overall story. Much like SchrodingersCat, the protagonists both exist and do not exist until the player selects one of them.
to:
A game where multiple protagonists are available to choose from, with distinct back-stories and personalities as well as goals, but only the one the player selects is acknowledged as existing by the the overall story. Much like SchrodingersCat, the protagonists both exist and do not exist until the player selects one of them.

*** [[FridgeHorror However, this takes a darker turn]] if you realize that the the other player character in ZX Advent most likely died after beating their intro bosses; Grey falling to his death after the bridge he was on was destroyed in Ashe's game, and Ashe being killed by Prometheus in Grey's game.
to:
*** [[FridgeHorror However, this takes a darker turn]] if you realize that the the other player character than the one you are playing as in ZX Advent most likely died after beating their intro bosses; Grey falling to his death after the bridge he was on was destroyed in Ashe's game, and Ashe being killed by Prometheus in Grey's game.
This list shows the last 10 events of 251. Show all.