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10th Feb '18 11:09:32 AM TheJayman49
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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' does this in a manner similar to ''2'', since you play four (technically seven since you have partners that you can also play as) playable characters in their own story arc, with these arcs being intertwined and plays the same events from their perspective.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' does the same thing as ''6'', except the characters you play as are in different periods of time. First off, you play as Claire Redfield who gets captured on an island alongside Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton. Claire's arc deals largely with the duo trying to escape while figuring out what's going on. Meanwhile, the second arc involves Barry traveling to the island after receiving a distress signal from Moira six months later and meets a strange little girl named Natalia, who joins him in helping to find Claire and Moira. Like ''Resident Evil 2'', there are things that Claire can do in her arc that'll affect Barry's arc [[note]]for example, if you manage to kill the [[spoiler:mutated Pedro]] in chapter two, the drill he was using can be found by Barry later on[[/note]].
27th Jan '18 9:48:30 PM nombretomado
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** In ''MegaManPoweredUp'', if you choose anyone other than Mega Man or Mega, he will not show up at all outside of the ending (the Mega Man you face when playing as the Robot Masters is an EvilTwin). And Proto Man, of course, doesn't show up at all if playing as anyone other than him.

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** In ''MegaManPoweredUp'', ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'', if you choose anyone other than Mega Man or Mega, he will not show up at all outside of the ending (the Mega Man you face when playing as the Robot Masters is an EvilTwin). And Proto Man, of course, doesn't show up at all if playing as anyone other than him.
22nd Jan '18 6:40:16 PM FF32
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* Variation: in the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', there are five possible party members - Brown, Ayase, Yukino, Elly, and, [[GuideDangIt if you jump through the right hoops,]] Reiji. You get to recruit one of them (possibly two if you take the Snow Queen path, if you replace Ayase with Nanjo, the latter of which is prerequisite for the SEBEC story). The rest? Well, who knows what happens to them? It's worth noting that ''Persona 2'' clarifies that everyone did everything together, more or less.

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* Variation: in the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', there are five possible party members - Brown, Ayase, Yukino, Elly, and, [[GuideDangIt if you jump through the right hoops,]] Reiji. You get to recruit one of them (possibly two if you take the Snow Queen path, if you replace Ayase with Nanjo, the latter of which is prerequisite for the SEBEC story). The rest? Well, who knows what happens to them? It's worth noting that ''Persona 2'' ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' clarifies that everyone did everything together, more or less.
24th Nov '17 9:27:52 PM EndarkCuli
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* Played with in VideoGame/EternalPoison. Thage, Olifen, and Ashley never encounter each other within Bezek, with the latter two being the sole owner of the Librum Aurora in their stories. Rondemion appears in their stories, but when unlocked as a protagonist, has a completely unique story in which ''he'' is the wielder of the Librum Aurora. [[spoiler:Then Duphaston [[MergedReality merges all the timelines together]] and brings all the protagonists together as part of ThePlan.]]
13th Sep '17 1:05:16 PM FF32
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* The Flash game ''DeathVegas'' averts this to the point where it borders on inversion. The game's story mode has a plot in which for any character you select, all of that character's fights with - and ''victories'' over - the other characters are canon in the story. For every character. At once. Note that this means every character you select also gets ''beaten up'' by many of the others - just not while you're playing him or her.

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* The Flash game ''DeathVegas'' ''VideoGame/DeathVegas'' averts this to the point where it borders on inversion. The game's story mode has a plot in which for any character you select, all of that character's fights with - and ''victories'' over - the other characters are canon in the story. For every character. At once. Note that this means every character you select also gets ''beaten up'' by many of the others - just not while you're playing him or her.
3rd Sep '17 12:41:58 PM Gbubu
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For example, the game offers three characters to play as: [[FighterMageThief Alice the Fighter, Bob the Mage, and Charles the Thief!]] Each character comes with a complete biography [[AllThereInTheManual in the manual]], and the character selection screen, on top of explaining their stats, gives each character their unique motivations answering TheCall. Alice wants to [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits save her son]]. Bob wants ToBeAMaster, and Charles seeks to avenge his DoomedHometown.

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For example, the game offers three characters to play as: [[FighterMageThief Alice the Fighter, Bob the Mage, and Charles the Thief!]] Each character comes with a complete biography [[AllThereInTheManual in the manual]], manual]] and the character selection screen, on screen. On top of explaining their stats, the game also gives each character their unique motivations answering TheCall. Alice wants to [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits save her son]]. Bob wants ToBeAMaster, and Charles seeks to avenge his DoomedHometown.
14th Jul '17 2:04:26 AM ShinyAegislash
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** In both ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', when the PlayerCharacter gets married, he or she will have a child named Morgan (''Awakening'') or Kana (''Fates''). In both games, Male Avatar will have a daughter while a Female Avatar will have a son.[[note]](A Male Awakening!Avatar and a Female Fates!Avatar can also have another child, but it depends on ''who'' they married)[[/note]]

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** In both ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', when the PlayerCharacter gets married, he or she will have a child named Morgan (''Awakening'') or Kana (''Fates''). In both games, Male Avatar will have a daughter while a Female Avatar will have a son.[[note]](A Male [[note]]A Female Awakening!Avatar and a Female Male Fates!Avatar can also only have another child, but it depends on ''who'' they married)[[/note]] child with a specific other character, while the opposite gender has more liberty in that regard.[[/note]]
6th Jul '17 5:22:43 AM nighttrainfm
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** Additionally, the circumstances for the Dwarven Noble origin form the basis of the Dwarven Commoner Origin plot, and the Dwarven Nobles (who's plot take place one week later) can learn the majority Dwarven Commoner origin story by talking to the Proving Trainers.
** [[spoiler:Jowan]] escapes in the Magi origin and subsequently becomes partially responsible for the problems in Redcliffe. He could only do that if [[spoiler:his phylactery was destroyed]]. So the Mage PC must have passed the Harrowing and [[spoiler:conspired with Jowan]]. Their fate after that is unknown. It's likely that they were sent to Aeonar or executed for the plot, but if they were working with [[spoiler:Irving]] to expose [[spoiler:Jowan]], maybe not. [[spoiler: Of course, if they ''did'' avoid being sent to Aeonar, it's quite possible they were slain when the Circle was overrun.]]

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** Additionally, the circumstances for the Dwarven Noble origin form the basis of the Dwarven Commoner Origin plot, and the Dwarven Nobles (who's (whose plot take takes place one week later) can learn most of the majority Dwarven Commoner origin story by talking to the Proving Trainers.
** [[spoiler:Jowan]] escapes in the Magi origin and subsequently becomes partially responsible for the problems in Redcliffe. He could only do that if [[spoiler:his phylactery was destroyed]]. destroyed.]] So the Mage PC must have passed the Harrowing and [[spoiler:conspired with Jowan]]. Jowan.]] Their fate after that is unknown. It's likely that they were sent to Aeonar or executed for the plot, but if they were working with [[spoiler:Irving]] to expose [[spoiler:Jowan]], maybe not. [[spoiler: Of course, if they ''did'' avoid being sent to Aeonar, it's quite possible they were slain when the Circle was overrun.]]
13th Jun '17 6:45:47 PM Maljen
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** ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' engages in some subtle [[CuttingOffTheBranches branch trimming]]. Bernard is explicitly mentioned by the Edisons as having been in their house before, and Green Tentacle starting his band suggests Razor or Syd was a companion as well.

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** ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' engages in some subtle [[CuttingOffTheBranches branch trimming]]. Bernard is explicitly mentioned by the Edisons as having been in their house before, and Green Tentacle starting his band along with Weird Ed going to therapy for the [[MicrowaveTheDog hamster incident]] suggests Razor or Syd was a companion as well.
10th Jun '17 5:58:00 PM Gosicrystal
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* Averted in most post-Gen II ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, when you can chose a PlayerCharacter of either sex. The opposite-gender player character becomes a NonPlayerCharacter, typically TheRival to the player. Played straight in ''Crystal'', ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', and ''Sun and Moon'', though.
** Also averted with the starters. Whoever ends up as your main rival will always end up with the starter whose main type is super-effective against your own, and outside of the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]], [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]], and [[PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] games, the third starter will end up in the hands of another NPC.
*** Horrifically/hilariously explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvp8vvH2EqE this fan video]]. But more likely, Professor Oak keeps the third starter with him, as a DummiedOut [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Update%2014/ battle]] with him shows. There are actually three versions of this battle programmed into the game, one with each of the starters (fully evolved) as the fifth Pokémon on the team; presumably, you would fight the version with the starter neither you nor your rival chose.

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Averted in most post-Gen II ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, when you can chose a PlayerCharacter of either sex. The opposite-gender player character becomes a NonPlayerCharacter, typically TheRival to the player. Played straight in ''Crystal'', ''[=FireRed=] and [=LeafGreen=]'', and ''Sun and Moon'', though.
** Also averted Averted with the starters. Whoever ends up as your main rival will always end up with the starter whose main type is super-effective against your own, and outside of the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Kanto]], [[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Johto]], and [[PokemonRubyAndSapphire Hoenn]] games, the third starter will end up in the hands of another NPC.
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NPC. Horrifically/hilariously explained in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvp8vvH2EqE this fan video]]. But more likely, Professor Oak keeps the third starter with him, as a DummiedOut [[http://lparchive.org/Pokemon-Blue/Update%2014/ battle]] with him shows. There are actually three versions of this battle programmed into the game, one with each of the starters (fully evolved) as the fifth Pokémon on the team; presumably, you would fight the version with the starter neither you nor your rival chose.
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