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9th Sep '17 9:55:05 PM nombretomado
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* The ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' series has secret characters ranging from Mr. Clanky to the announcers to ''freaking Babe Ruth''.

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* The ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Baseball]]'' ''VideoGame/BackyardBaseball'' series has secret characters ranging from Mr. Clanky to the announcers to ''freaking Babe Ruth''.
14th Aug '17 12:33:24 PM Galacton
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A type of [[UnlockableContent unlockable content]]. This is a playable character that is unavailable to the player at the start of the game and getting to play as them requires some sort of specific action on their part. Like any other form of [[UnlockableContent unlockable content]], getting the SecretCharacter is not required to finish the game.

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A type of [[UnlockableContent unlockable content]]. This is a [[PlayerCharacter playable character character]] that is unavailable to the player at the start of the game and game, getting to play as them requires some sort of specific action on their your part. Like any other form of [[UnlockableContent unlockable content]], getting the SecretCharacter is not required to finish the game.



In a [[FightingGame fighting game]], uncovering the character may be as simple as holding down a button while you select a certain fighter, or you may have to beat the game on the hardest setting, [[NoContinueRun without using any continues]] and then [[DefeatMeansPlayable defeat the character in a one-on-one duel]] to get them. In many fighting games, there is also a secondary path to getting characters that usually entails a set number (usually in the hundreds) of versus matches completed or a set amount of gameplay time for those who don't want to play the story mode.

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In a [[FightingGame fighting game]], uncovering the character may be as simple as holding down a button while you select a certain fighter, or you may have to beat the game on the hardest setting, [[NoContinueRun without using any continues]] and then [[DefeatMeansPlayable defeat the character in a one-on-one duel]] to get them. continues]]. In many fighting games, there is also a secondary path to getting characters that usually entails a set number (usually in the hundreds) of versus matches completed or a set amount of gameplay time for those who don't want to play the story mode.
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In some games the secret character also appears as a [[NonPlayerCharacter Non-player Character]]. If they appear as a [[BossBattle boss]] unlocking them may be as simple as [[DefeatMeansPlayable defeating them in the boss fight]].
6th Aug '17 5:08:56 PM eroock
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->'''HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!'''

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->'''HERE ->''"HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!'''CHALLENGER!"''
1st Aug '17 10:04:14 PM Azek
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** Beating SpectacleFighter ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' on any difficulty unlocks [[TheRival Jeanne]]. There's also [[spoiler:[[GrimReaper Little King Zero]]]], who can be unlocked by beating the BrutalBonusLevel, Angel Slayer.
** Jeanne makes a return as an unlockable character in ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', again unlocked by just beating the game on any difficulty. [[spoiler:Bayonetta's mother, [[GlassCannon Rosa]]]], can also be unlocked by beating the game on 3rd Climax, the second hardest difficulty in the game. Two more characters can be unlocked in the online co-op mode, Tag Climax, through randomly being challenged by them during play, [[spoiler:[[LightEmUp Lumen Sage, Balder]]]], and [[FallenAngel Rodin]], although these two can only be used on the co-op mode and not during normal gameplay.

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** Beating SpectacleFighter Completing ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' on any difficulty with all Platinum ranks unlocks [[TheRival Jeanne]]. There's also [[spoiler:[[GrimReaper Little King Zero]]]], who can be unlocked by beating the BrutalBonusLevel, Angel Slayer.
** Jeanne makes a return as an unlockable character in ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'', again unlocked by just beating the game on any difficulty. [[spoiler:Bayonetta's mother, [[GlassCannon Rosa]]]], can also be unlocked by beating the game on 3rd Climax, the second hardest difficulty in the game. Two more characters can be unlocked in the online co-op mode, Tag Climax, through randomly being challenged by them during play, [[spoiler:[[LightEmUp Lumen Sage, Balder]]]], and [[FallenAngel Rodin]], although these two can only be used on the co-op mode and not during normal gameplay.
29th Jul '17 7:38:39 AM SpinAttaxx
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*** Generation V included [[MyHeroZero Victini]], [[TheSixthRanger Keldeo]], [[TheMuse Meloetta], and [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Genesect]]. While not Mythical Pokémon, [[MasterOfIllusion Zorua and its evolution Zoroark]] could only be obtained in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' via [[OldSaveBonus transferring certain Johto legendaries from an event]]. They didn't stay event-exclusive for long, as they since became catchable in later games starting with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]].

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*** Generation V included [[MyHeroZero Victini]], [[TheSixthRanger Keldeo]], [[TheMuse Meloetta], Meloetta]], and [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Genesect]]. While not Mythical Pokémon, [[MasterOfIllusion Zorua and its evolution Zoroark]] could only be obtained in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' via [[OldSaveBonus transferring certain Johto legendaries from an event]]. They didn't stay event-exclusive for long, as they since became catchable in later games starting with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]].
29th Jul '17 7:37:51 AM SpinAttaxx
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* In the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' games, there are a few secret Pokémon in every game that can only be caught via real life events (or cheating, since for older games those events have long since passed). Fortunately, none of these are required to complete the Pokédex (though you may not be happy with having obvious gaps in it). In recent times, these have been known as "Mythical Pokémon", with new ones added every generation:
** Generation I introduced [[ConfusionFu Mew]], though it can be caught thanks to a glitch.
** Generation II brought [[TimeTravel Celebi]] onboard, which was only available through a GS Ball-related event in Japan. The games' remakes made it a downloadable worldwide event (which unlocked a SecretBoss fight with Giovanni), while also adding a Spiky-Eared Pichu.
** Generation III had [[MakeAWish Jirachi]] and [[StarfishAliens Deoxys]] (as well as Mew, but [[NoExportForYou the required item to access it was never released outside Japan]]). [[spoiler:''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', however, make Deoxys catchable normally.]] [[BlowYouAway Lugia]] and [[ThePhoenix Ho-Oh]] were also rendered this for a time (thanks to no ability to transfer Pokémon from older generations), but could later be obtained via ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' respectively.
** Generation IV added [[MakingASplash Manaphy]] (and to some degree its offspring Phione), [[BadDreams Darkrai]], [[GreenThumb Shaymin]] and [[CrystalDragonJesus Arceus]]. Then again, the last of those being the equivalent of God in the Pokémon universe kinda justifies his status as an event exclusive. Since ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' were released before the Gen II remakes, Lugia and Ho-Oh aren't needed to complete the Dex in them.
** Generation V included [[MyHeroZero Victini]], [[TheSixthRanger Keldeo]], [[TheMuse Meloetta]], [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Genesect]], and [[MasterOfIllusion Zorua and its evolution, Zoroark]]. The latter two didn't stay event-exclusive for long, as they since became catchable in later games.
** Generation VI adds [[GemstoneAssault Diancie]], [[RealityWarper Hoopa]], and [[PlayingWithFire Volca]][[MakingASplash nion]]. The former two of whom have {{Super Mode}}s currently only available in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
** Generation VII includes [[ArtificialHuman Magearna]], obtained via a special QR code, and Marshadow, which has yet to be officially released.

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* In the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' games, ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'':
** Every generation,
there are a few secret Pokémon in every game OlympusMons known as "Mythical Pokémon" that are DummiedOut until being officially revealed at a later date, and can only be caught via real life events (or cheating, since for older games those events have long since passed). Fortunately, none of these are required to complete the Pokédex (though you may not be happy with having obvious gaps in it). In recent times, these have been known as "Mythical Pokémon", with new ones added every generation:
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Generation I introduced [[ConfusionFu Mew]], though it can be caught thanks to a glitch.
** *** Generation II brought [[TimeTravel Celebi]] onboard, which was only available through a GS Ball-related event in Japan. The games' remakes made it a downloadable worldwide event (which unlocked a SecretBoss fight with Giovanni), while also adding a Spiky-Eared Pichu.
** *** Generation III had [[MakeAWish Jirachi]] and [[StarfishAliens Deoxys]] (as well as Mew, but [[NoExportForYou the required item to access it was never released outside Japan]]). [[spoiler:''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', however, make Deoxys catchable normally.]] [[BlowYouAway Lugia]] and [[ThePhoenix Ho-Oh]] were also rendered this for a time (thanks to no ability to transfer Pokémon from older generations), but could later be obtained via ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'' and ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' respectively.
** *** Generation IV added [[MakingASplash Manaphy]] (and to some degree its offspring Phione), [[BadDreams Darkrai]], [[GreenThumb Shaymin]] and [[CrystalDragonJesus Arceus]]. Then again, the last of those being the equivalent of God in the Pokémon universe kinda justifies his status as an event exclusive. Since ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' were released before the Gen II remakes, Lugia and Ho-Oh aren't needed to complete the Dex in them.
** *** Generation V included [[MyHeroZero Victini]], [[TheSixthRanger Keldeo]], [[TheMuse Meloetta]], Meloetta], and [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Genesect]], and Genesect]]. While not Mythical Pokémon, [[MasterOfIllusion Zorua and its evolution, Zoroark]]. The latter two evolution Zoroark]] could only be obtained in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' via [[OldSaveBonus transferring certain Johto legendaries from an event]]. They didn't stay event-exclusive for long, as they since became catchable in later games.
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games starting with [[VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2 the sequels]].
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Generation VI adds [[GemstoneAssault Diancie]], [[RealityWarper Hoopa]], and [[PlayingWithFire Volca]][[MakingASplash nion]]. The former two of whom have also gained {{Super Mode}}s currently only available in starting with ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire''.
** *** Generation VII includes [[ArtificialHuman Magearna]], obtained via a special QR code, and Marshadow, which has yet to be officially released.released.
** Outside of Mythical Pokémon, Tangrowth was this upon ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl''[='=]s release, since Tangrowth wasn't in the Sinnoh Dex and Tangela itself was completely unavailable outside of [[OldSaveBonus importing it]] from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen]]''. ''Platinum'' averted this by adding in wild Tangela and making it and Tangrowth part of the Sinnoh Dex.
19th Jun '17 12:35:10 PM totoofze47
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' has no secret characters per se, but it does have three hidden aeons that are worth obtaining:
*** Yojimbo is found in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth; after going through the dungeon and defeating him, his chamber can be accessed, and Yojimbo can be obtained for a negotiable price.
*** Anima can be fought in the temple of Baaj, after obtaining the secret items in the different Cloisters of Trials must be obtained (Though Bevelle's Cloister is a OneTimeDungeon, its item thanfully cannot be missed) and defeating Geosgaeno (The giant underwater fiend that attacked Tidus in the beginning of the game).
*** The Magus Sisters are found in Remiem Temple, with their chamber unlocked with two key items: the Blossom Crown (Obtained after capturing one of each fiend in Mt. Gagazet) and the Flower Sceptre (Obtained by defeating Belgemine's Bahamut).



*** Finally, the PSP remake adds [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Luso]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasXII Balthier]], both recruitable in their respective sidequests.
** ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' had Ms. Mowz, who makes several appearances as an {{NPC}} but won't join unless you do a certain sidequest.

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*** Finally, the PSP remake adds [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Luso]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasXII [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]], both recruitable in their respective sidequests.
** * ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' had Ms. Mowz, who makes several appearances as an {{NPC}} but won't join unless you do a certain sidequest.
27th May '17 3:37:43 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'': In the original version (''Cross Generation of Heroes''), [[VideoGame/QuizNanairoDREAMS Saki Omakane]], Hakushon Daimao, Ippatsuman and ViewtifulJoe needed to be unlocked by beating the game a certain number of times with either a Tatsunoko or Capcom character, and then purchased in the store. In the updated version ''Ultimate All-Stars'', the above four (save Daimao for licensing reasons) were made into starting characters. Now, Anime/TekkamanBlade, [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Joe The Condor]], [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]], and [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] are unlocked only by beating the game with a set number of characters from both sides. Beating the game with Blade, Joe, Frank and Zero would unlock Anime/{{Yatterman}}-2.

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** ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'': In the original version (''Cross Generation of Heroes''), [[VideoGame/QuizNanairoDREAMS Saki Omakane]], Hakushon Daimao, Ippatsuman and ViewtifulJoe VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe needed to be unlocked by beating the game a certain number of times with either a Tatsunoko or Capcom character, and then purchased in the store. In the updated version ''Ultimate All-Stars'', the above four (save Daimao for licensing reasons) were made into starting characters. Now, Anime/TekkamanBlade, [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Joe The Condor]], [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]], and [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]] are unlocked only by beating the game with a set number of characters from both sides. Beating the game with Blade, Joe, Frank and Zero would unlock Anime/{{Yatterman}}-2.
26th May '17 5:41:38 PM totoofze47
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': Gogo the Mime was found in a small optional dungeon which you accessed by fighting an enemy that only appeared in one place, and letting it eat you instead of killing it.
** Also from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was Umaro who can be found by jumping off a cliff where the Esper Tritoch/[[DubNameChange Valigarmanda]] was and having Mog in your party.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' alone has a number of them:
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Gogo the Mime was found in a small optional dungeon which you accessed by fighting an enemy that only appeared in one place, and letting it eat you instead of killing it.
** Also from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' was *** Mog can be found in the Narshe Cliffs in the World of Balance, or the Narshe Mines in the World of Ruin.
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Umaro who can be found by jumping off a cliff where the Esper Tritoch/[[DubNameChange Valigarmanda]] Valigarmanda]], was and having Mog in your party.party.
*** While Shadow joins and leaves the party as he pleases, he can be recruited for good if you wait for him as the Floating Continent crumbles. If you don't, [[PermanentlyMissableContent he doesn't make it and can't be recruited again]].
*** Technically, every character save for Setzer, Edgar and Celes become this in the World of Ruin, as you don't need to re-recruit them to take on Kefka.



* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' had Ms. Mowz, who makes several appearances as an {{NPC}} but won't join unless you do a certain sidequest.

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* ** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' has a number of them:
*** Beowulf Cadmus can be recruited in Chapter 4 by helping him with a quest in Goug.
*** Beowulf's fiancée Reis Duelar can be recruited as well if you continue along the quest; she's first recruited as a Holy Dragon, but joins the party under her human form after she's returned to normal.
*** Continuing further along the quest nets you the Aquarius auracite, which allows you to recruit the robot Construct 8.
*** A friendly creature named Byblos helps you on the final floor of the BrutalBonusLevel, Midlight's Deep. If it makes it through the battle alive, it can be recruited for good.
*** Cloud Strife, guest-appearing from ''Final Fantasy VII'' can be recruited if you buy a flower from a flower girl in Sal Ghidos, then come back later to help him fend off some thugs.
*** Finally, the PSP remake adds [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2 Luso]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasXII Balthier]], both recruitable in their respective sidequests.
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''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' had Ms. Mowz, who makes several appearances as an {{NPC}} but won't join unless you do a certain sidequest.
14th May '17 10:56:06 AM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', you can recruit a Hydralisk unit from ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' for one mission, hidden behind trees. In the expansion pack it is possible to receive an extra hero unit for one mission providing you first triggered a secret mission in the preceding mission and then completed said secret mission.

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* In ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'', you can recruit a Hydralisk unit from ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' for one mission, hidden behind trees. In the expansion pack it is possible to receive an extra hero unit for one mission providing you first triggered a secret mission in the preceding mission and then completed said secret mission.
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