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21st Apr '18 10:12:49 AM fearlessnikki
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** The opposite happens when you fight Lani. She's a Bounty Hunter charged with bringing the princess back, so all her attacks will be directed at Dagger. She'll even use Scan to figure out her stats. She's also quite vain, so if you physically attack her, [[NotInTheFace she will yell something and counter immediately]].



** Garnet can't summon her Eidolons on the first two discs and the in-story reason is that she is afraid of them. As a result, the MP costs for her Summons are incredibly high. When she has gotten over her fear of them by Disc 3, the MP costs are considerably lower. [[note]]The player ''can'' get her to summon them before they are extracted, but only through a max MP cheat or consistent levelling[[/note]]

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** Garnet can't summon her Eidolons on the first two discs and the in-story reason is that she is afraid of them. As a result, the MP costs for her Summons are incredibly high. When she has gotten over her fear of them by Disc 3, the MP costs are considerably lower. [[note]]The player ''can'' get her to summon them before they are extracted, but only through a max MP cheat or consistent levelling[[/note]]levelling. If doing so naturally then this could tie into her becoming more confident in battle.[[/note]]



** Kimahri is a BlueMage and his Lancet ability is what helps him learn the various skills. When fighting his Ronso brothers Biran and Yenke, they will have a lot of the Ronso Rage abilities too.



** Paine is a very cold and withdrawn character. So if she's put into the flamboyant Songstress Dressphere, she ''will'' complain about it. And she will get very annoyed if you make her sing.

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** Paine is a very cold and withdrawn character. So if she's put into the flamboyant Songstress Dressphere, she ''will'' complain about it. And she will get very annoyed if you make her sing. She also doesn't change into it during cutscenes, while Yuna and Rikku do.


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** In the ''Eternal Calm'' prologue, Yuna is seen practicing holding her breath underwater at Besaid. Later in the game, the player has the option of playing Blitzball. Yuna couldn't in the previous game, but she can now. Rikku couldn't play Blitzball in the first game but she could breathe and fight underwater, so her learning in the two year TimeSkip is also justified. The rest of the Gullwings are Al Bhed, who already are used to going underwater.
18th Apr '18 10:04:15 AM TheHeroHartmut
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** To a similar but lesser degree, in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles2'', when [[spoiler:Mythra]] is awakened, she provides Rex with a form of precognition that enables him to evade enemy attacks, which proves crucial to driving back the enemy at [[spoiler:Olethro Ruins]]. This is represented in ingame battle situations with the Foresight ability, unique to her Affinity Chart, which confers increased accuracy and evasion chances to all party members while she's active.



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11th Apr '18 7:06:11 AM Dhaka-dice
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** The story ends with Batman flying off into the city while the game leaves you back at the island. The Batman who is off fighting Two-Face in Gotham probably knows the move. [[note]]It was supposed to be featured in the next game, but was changed into another move involving the explosive gel.[[/note]] while the Batman staying on the island probably doesn't even exist canonically.

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** The story ends with Batman flying off into the city while the game leaves you back at the island. The Batman who is off fighting Two-Face in Gotham probably knows the move. [[note]]It move[[note]]It was supposed to be featured in the next game, but was changed into another move involving the explosive gel.[[/note]] while the Batman staying on the island probably doesn't even exist canonically.
11th Apr '18 6:28:33 AM Dhaka-dice
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** The story ends with Batman flying off into the city while the game leaves you back at the island. The Batman who is off fighting Two-Face in Gotham probably knows the move. [[note]]It was supposed to be featured in the next game, but was changed into another move involving the explosive gel.[[//note]] while the Batman staying on the island probably doesn't even exist canonically.

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** The story ends with Batman flying off into the city while the game leaves you back at the island. The Batman who is off fighting Two-Face in Gotham probably knows the move. [[note]]It was supposed to be featured in the next game, but was changed into another move involving the explosive gel.[[//note]] [[/note]] while the Batman staying on the island probably doesn't even exist canonically.
11th Apr '18 6:14:50 AM Dhaka-dice
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** The story ends with Batman flying off into the city while the game leaves you back at the island. The Batman who is off fighting Two-Face in Gotham probably knows the move. [[note]]It was supposed to be featured in the next game, but was changed into another move involving the explosive gel.[[//note]] while the Batman staying on the island probably doesn't even exist canonically.
8th Apr '18 7:09:39 PM Benbeasted
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* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' in general is a better example of this as your proficiency in a particular skill isn't just useful for its basic uses (e.g. science is primarily for hacking computers), but can be used to interact with the world at large (e.g. teaching people to synthesize drugs). This even even extends to perks. For example, having the Strong Back perk allows you to convince the Happy Trails caravan merchant that you can handle carrying larger load.
** One of your companions, Boone, is a former NCR sniper and he hates the Legion above all else. Unlike all of the other companions, he will immediately fire upon seeing Legion troops, regardless of your reputation with them.
** One of the side quests involves taking the heads of certain targets. The head will be in their inventory like most loot, but transferring it to your inventory will have the body be violently decapitated.
6th Apr '18 10:32:19 AM Wayyyy
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fangame ''VideoGame/TouhouMother'', Yuuka is described as hating high speeds. During a cutscene, you have to fly very fast to reach a certain location, and during the trip, Yuuka is described to have taken "mortal damage". Sure enough, if you check your stats after the cutscene ends, Yuuka will have just 1 HP remaining. Her speed stat is also consistently at 1, and there is basicly no way to improve it; conversely, she often arrives late in cutscenes.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fangame ''VideoGame/TouhouMother'', Yuuka is described as hating high speeds. During a cutscene, you have to fly very fast to reach a certain location, and during the trip, Yuuka is described to have taken "mortal damage". Sure enough, if you check your stats after the cutscene ends, Yuuka will have just 1 HP remaining. Her speed stat is also consistently at 1, and there is basicly no way to improve it; conversely, she often arrives late in cutscenes.
4th Apr '18 6:21:14 AM Haleryst45
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** There is a rather sneaky example early on, which becomes this in hindsight. All party members begin with 2 ATB-slots, except Vanille, who has 3. After becoming l'Cie, they all gain 1 -- again, except Vanille, who still has 3. [[spoiler:She's already an l'Cie, and has been for [[Really700YearsOld waaaaay longer than everyone else]]...]]

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** There is a rather sneaky example early on, which becomes this in hindsight. All party members begin with 2 ATB-slots, except Vanille, who has 3. After becoming l'Cie, they all gain 1 -- again, except Vanille, who still has 3. [[spoiler:She's already an a l'Cie, and has been for [[Really700YearsOld waaaaay much longer than everyone else]]...the other four playable characters]]...]]
28th Mar '18 10:49:06 AM 32_Footsteps
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** Rubicante, Archfiend of Fire, is one of the series' shining examples of NobleDemon and LetsFightLikeGentlemen, and this plays out in battle with him. If Cecil and party use a Fire spell when his cloak is down, it'll heal Rubicante. Rubicante will then respond in kind by healing Cecil's party. (He doesn't follow up with a heal when the cloak is up, but the reason for that is more covered by ViolationOfCommonSense.)
18th Mar '18 10:49:13 PM BigKlingy
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** After Chapter 3-2, the characters comment on how simple the battle was, with [[TheStrategist Soren]] stating "Their soldiers were well-equipped and well-trained, but their commanders were terrible." Sure enough, that chapter's boss suffers from ''severe'' ArtificialStupidity, always moving before his troops despite the chapter being a Defeat Boss mission. [[EasyLevelTrick The chapter can be completed in a couple of turns by placing a strong character in the boss' attack range, causing him to attack them and get himself killed.]] Better yet, the boss' dialogue implies him to be an impatient glory hog, so his LeeroyJenkins AI makes even more sense.
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