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30th Mar '18 5:39:23 AM Korodzik
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Bloodnet}}''--all the characters booted from your party leave all their stuff lying on the ground in one big pile.
14th Mar '18 4:58:32 PM rixion
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* The ''Final Fantasy Legend'' games (actually ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' titles renamed for America) all feature temporary party members, but anything the player equips on them can't be removed. Naturally, they all take their equipment with them when they leave.

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* The ''Final Fantasy Legend'' games (actually ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' titles renamed for America) all feature temporary party members, but anything the player equips on them can't be removed. Naturally, they all take their equipment with them when they leave.
5th Mar '18 2:25:44 PM Nevermore2002
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* In ''VideoGame/DiabloII'', hiring a new mercenary while you have an old one, will cause the old one to disappears with whatever equipment you gave him/her.
5th Mar '18 4:34:50 AM Dancutus
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Aerith's [[ItWasHisSled sudden death]] makes you lose all her equipment. Thank God the creators weren't cruel enough to take away all her materia, too... The fact that her equipment is not returned is especially irritating because there is a unique piece of armour (the Edincoat) in the dungeon just before you lose her that you will quite likely equip on her, since she is a WhiteMagicianGirl who is, for that dungeon, a RequiredPartyMember. Luckily the weapon situation is no problem at all because Aerith is the only one that can equip staves in the first place, and there is one part in the last scene at the Temple of the Ancients where you can open the menu and de-equip Aerith of her gear just before she leaves.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' Aerith's Aeris' [[ItWasHisSled sudden death]] makes you lose all her equipment. Thank God the creators weren't cruel enough to take away all her materia, too... The fact that her equipment is not returned is especially irritating because there is a unique piece of armour (the Edincoat) in the dungeon just before you lose her that you will quite likely equip on her, since she is a WhiteMagicianGirl who is, for that dungeon, a RequiredPartyMember. Luckily the weapon situation is no problem at all because Aerith Aeris is the only one that can equip staves in the first place, and there is one part in the last scene at the Temple of the Ancients where you can open the menu and de-equip Aerith Aeris of her gear just before she leaves.
15th Feb '18 4:49:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is pretty obvious with which party members will stay with you and which won't (hint: look for an approval bar), so it's easy to tell when you should strip your [[GuestStarPartyMember buddies]] in the pre-initiation mission. It's just VendorTrash, but hey. As a bonus, the usually dramatic initiation cutscene gets an [[NakedPeopleAreFunny added dose of hilarity]]. However, even the "permanent" party members will leave if you cross their personal MoralEventHorizon -- though if they decide to attack you first, you can then kill them and take your stuff back. Thanks to the game having equippable GameBreaker rewards from purchased DownloadableContent, it's entirely possible for them to walk off with equipment you paid ''real life money'' for. Granted, you could get the armor in a new game, as the DLC quests stay once you've bought them, but it still feels like the game robbing you blind. ''PennyArcade'' makes note of it [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/12/02/ in this strip]].

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is pretty obvious with which party members will stay with you and which won't (hint: look for an approval bar), so it's easy to tell when you should strip your [[GuestStarPartyMember buddies]] in the pre-initiation mission. It's just VendorTrash, but hey. As a bonus, the usually dramatic initiation cutscene gets an [[NakedPeopleAreFunny added dose of hilarity]]. However, even the "permanent" party members will leave if you cross their personal MoralEventHorizon -- though if they decide to attack you first, you can then kill them and take your stuff back. Thanks to the game having equippable GameBreaker rewards from purchased DownloadableContent, it's entirely possible for them to walk off with equipment you paid ''real life money'' for. Granted, you could get the armor in a new game, as the DLC quests stay once you've bought them, but it still feels like the game robbing you blind. ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' makes note of it [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/12/02/ in this strip]].
21st Jan '18 12:28:13 PM nombretomado
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* Cecille from ''LuminousArc'' manages to pull this without leaving the party. She has a particularly unusual class change, which ends up changing all of her equipment except accessories, removing whatever she had equipped before from the game. If, as is quite likely, you had her equipped with the Tiara -- a special headgear that prevents all status effects, equippable only by a very limited number of characters -- you're out of luck, as there's only one per playthrough.

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* Cecille from ''LuminousArc'' ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' manages to pull this without leaving the party. She has a particularly unusual class change, which ends up changing all of her equipment except accessories, removing whatever she had equipped before from the game. If, as is quite likely, you had her equipped with the Tiara -- a special headgear that prevents all status effects, equippable only by a very limited number of characters -- you're out of luck, as there's only one per playthrough.
27th Dec '17 8:31:33 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* ''VideoGame/TreasurePlanetBattleAtProcyon'': Unlike every other ship given to the player in the campaign, the Fast Frigate does not stay in the player's fleet after it is replaced by the Frigate as the player's command ship in mission 9. All of the weapon upgrades, crew and Victory Points the player spent on the Fast Frigate are lost with it.
14th Dec '17 8:32:36 AM Dghcrh
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* Happens due to a programming oversight in ''InazumaEleven 3''. In previous games, story characters only leave for brief periods and come back with everything intact. (In fact, you can still view their equipment and stats in the menu while they're absent - they're merely locked in inactive slots.) And if you dismiss an optional party member, their equipment is returned to your BagOfSharing, but their EXP, stats, and hissatsu techniques are reset (if you recruit them back later), and any techs you taught them are gone. But in the third game, when [[spoiler:Midorikawa, Fubuki, and later Kurimatsu]] get PutOnABus, the game treats these as dismissals and their techs are still reset if/when you get them back. Thankfully, this was fixed for the UpdatedRerelease.

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* Happens due to a programming oversight in ''InazumaEleven ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven 3''. In previous games, story characters only leave for brief periods and come back with everything intact. (In fact, you can still view their equipment and stats in the menu while they're absent - they're merely locked in inactive slots.) And if you dismiss an optional party member, their equipment is returned to your BagOfSharing, but their EXP, stats, and hissatsu techniques are reset (if you recruit them back later), and any techs you taught them are gone. But in the third game, when [[spoiler:Midorikawa, Fubuki, and later Kurimatsu]] get PutOnABus, the game treats these as dismissals and their techs are still reset if/when you get them back. Thankfully, this was fixed for the UpdatedRerelease.
7th Dec '17 1:00:13 PM HighCrate
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* This is {{Lampshaded}} in a side omake by Natsuki Takaya in a ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' volume.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', a GuestStarPartyMember runs off with the expensive gold armor Karn bought for him, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0407.html much to his annoyance]].




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* This can happen in most role playing games. Whether you're buying the NPC decker some new gear to help you in TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}, giving a magical sword to a companion in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', or working your money and black market ties to get your trusty ghoul bodyguard an SMG and some shooting classes in TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade, there's a chance that character will leave the game. They may die with the gear beyond salvage, be bought out or turned by your enemies, become a DamselInDistress, have been TheMole all along, or just decide they've had it with you being a Jerkass (as so many players are). When that NPC was entrusted with essential equipment, this can become a great complication for a fun night of gaming (either saving the NPC, winning them back, or at least getting back the goods) or a reason to grumble at the player who angered the party's allies until they just stormed off.
** And if you're going to leave a gaming group, have the decency to have your last player character killed off within looting distance of the other adventurers.
*** Typically if a player leaves the group while the character is still alive, that character naturally leaves with whatever they were carrying, especially if the player doesn't hand over their character sheet. All the worse if they were tracking group loot.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', a GuestStarPartyMember runs off with the expensive gold armor Karn bought for him, [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0407.html much to his annoyance]].
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15th Oct '17 4:40:52 AM Korodzik
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* In the old DOS rpg ''VideoGame/{{Karma}}'', the numerous [=NPCs=] you can recruit have a nasty habit of leaving your party at random moments, along with whatever expensive equipment you've bought them.
* In ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'', this is averted when [[spoiler:Erik]] is forcibly removed from your party, as they drop all their stuff beforehand. However, played straight when [[spoiler:Pink]] unexpectedly leaves your party.
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