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18th Dec '15 4:18:34 AM mariofan1000
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* Notably averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' where, after a party member dies, is immediately replaced by another party member who inherits their equipment and experience. (You ''do'' have to re-equip the equipment and abilities, though.)
13th Dec '15 4:22:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/TheThing'' does this practically every level. This game isn't an RPG but is filled with {{Guest Star Party Member}}s. It's a SurvivalHorror game, so ammunition and weaponry are limited. Your party members seem to desert you after each load screen for a new level and take the weapons with them. They apparently think that they have a better chance without the guy who gave them their guns.

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* ''VideoGame/TheThing'' ''VideoGame/TheThing2002'' does this practically every level. This game isn't an RPG but is filled with {{Guest Star Party Member}}s. It's a SurvivalHorror game, so ammunition and weaponry are limited. Your party members seem to desert you after each load screen for a new level and take the weapons with them. They apparently think that they have a better chance without the guy who gave them their guns.
26th Nov '15 5:06:53 AM phineas81707
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'' has a ''required'' example -- [[spoiler:the first time the team rescues Louie, he will make off with ''all your [[PlotCoupon fruit juice]]'' the next day, which can result in a Game Over if you don't collect enough by sunset]].
** [[spoiler:Thankfully, once you find him again, he still has all of your juice.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 3'' has a ''required'' example -- [[spoiler:the first time the team rescues Louie, he will make off with ''all your [[PlotCoupon fruit juice]]'' the next day, which can result in a Game Over if you don't collect enough by sunset]].
** [[spoiler:Thankfully, once
sunset. Luckily, the glutton hasn't eaten any of it when he returns it, and he's also nice enough to open a previously inaccessible area with a large supply of fruit in it, so if you find him again, he still has all made sure to strip the Garden of Hope dry before this moment, [[DevelopersForesight the game devs have your juice.back]].]]



** If you try to avoid this in the final scene, TheDragon will notice (triggered when a defecting character is wearing less than 10000 GP's worth of gear), and he will call it clever but futile before ''[[OhCrap giving them some of the best weapons and armor in the game]]''. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything He also wonders if you knew they were going to betray you]].

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** If you try to avoid this in the final scene, TheDragon will notice (triggered when a defecting character is wearing less than 10000 GP's worth of gear), and he will call it clever but futile before ''[[OhCrap giving them some of the best weapons and armor in the game]]''. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight He also wonders if you knew they were going to betray you]].
15th Nov '15 2:47:13 PM Prfnoff
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* A rare '''non''' video game example, this is {{Lampshaded}} in a side omake by Natsuki Takaya in a ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' volume.

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* A rare '''non''' video game example, this 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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14th Oct '15 9:47:23 PM Vir
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* Though less severe than the others, players who choose to head up to Haven at an elevator in SpiralKnights will take with them their vitapods, potions, remedies, and health capsules if they don't drop them before getting on. If they leave mid-level, however, all of those items will drop where they stood and be up for grab.
* Happened in the short-lived ''TheSimsOnline''. When starting out, your Sim cannot afford a place on his/her own. So, you need to get a roommate. But, you have no idea who is trustworthy. This trope could certainly ensue.

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* Though less severe than the others, players who choose to head up to Haven at an elevator in SpiralKnights ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights'' will take with them their vitapods, potions, remedies, and health capsules if they don't drop them before getting on. If they leave mid-level, however, all of those items will drop where they stood and be up for grab.
* Happened in the short-lived ''TheSimsOnline''.''VideoGame/TheSimsOnline''. When starting out, your Sim cannot afford a place on his/her own. So, you need to get a roommate. But, you have no idea who is trustworthy. This trope could certainly ensue.
25th Sep '15 6:42:34 PM Dedars1
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** Somewhat played straight in the (unofficial) sequel; the 'mons can't be given weapons or armor, but they can hold/wear up to 2 accessories. When they're not in your party, it's impossible to see what is or isn't equipped from the guild menu, forcing you to cycle through them four-at-a-time, exit the guild, manually check every one of them, go back to the guild and select another four to search. That Odin's Cape or Edge Walker statue you spent six hours grinding to find the materials for? Yeah, they were on the spider you released two chapters ago. Good luck!

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** Somewhat played straight in the (unofficial) sequel; the 'mons can't be given weapons or armor, but they can hold/wear up to 2 accessories. When they're not in your party, it's impossible to see what is or isn't equipped from the guild menu, forcing you to cycle through them four-at-a-time, exit the guild, manually check every one of them, go back to the guild and select another four to search. That Odin's Cape or Edge Walker statue you spent six hours grinding to find the materials for? Yeah, they were on the spider you released two chapters ago. Good luck!
25th Sep '15 6:37:12 PM Dedars1
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* Kain from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does a FaceHeelTurn ''[[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor twice]]'' and takes his equipment with him both times. Not to mention the other party members who frequently leave your party over the course of the game, often more than once, and take their gear with them. This includes Tellah (twice), Yang (twice), Rosa, Edward, Rydia, Palom, Porom, and Fu So Ya - in other words, ''every character in the game'' except for Edge (the only character to never leave your party after he first joins, except in [[UpdatedRerelease remakes]]). Even Cecil -- yes, the game's ''main character'' -- pulls this on himself when he class changes (though at least none of his old equipment is usable by anyone). Rosa is an especially bad offender, because when she returns she's lost all her armor and all you get to replace it is the second-weakest armor in the game - ''right'' before a big boss fight. (Unless, of course, you game the system and unequip Tellah before his second departure.) [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/939425-final-fantasy-iv/answers?qid=34784 You might want to keep track of all these shenanigans.]]

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* Kain from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' does a FaceHeelTurn ''[[FaceHeelRevolvingDoor twice]]'' and takes his equipment with him both times. Not to mention the other party members who frequently leave your party over the course of the game, often more than once, and take their gear with them. This includes Tellah (twice), Yang (twice), Rosa, Edward, Rydia, Palom, Porom, and Fu So Ya - in other words, ''every character in the game'' except for Edge (the only character to never leave your party after he first joins, except in [[UpdatedRerelease remakes]]).joins). Even Cecil -- yes, the game's ''main character'' -- pulls this on himself when he class changes (though at least none of his old equipment is usable by anyone). Rosa is an especially bad offender, because when she returns she's lost all her armor and all you get to replace it is the second-weakest armor in the game - ''right'' before a big boss fight. (Unless, of course, you game the system and unequip Tellah before his second departure.) [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/939425-final-fantasy-iv/answers?qid=34784 You might want to keep track of all these shenanigans.]]
8th Sep '15 6:35:56 PM LunaEtte
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' a whole stream of {{Guest Star Party Member}}s are featured. In the GBA adaption, some of them are used in a bonus section after the main game, together with whatever equipment and magic they had when they left, making this trope actually ''useful'' for once.
** Though it made the last boss battle in the main storyline kind of a hassle, it was worth it to send the Blood Sword to the bonus section and kill off the Ultima Weapon to gain its [[DiscOneNuke reward spell at a ridiculously low-level]].
** Although Minwu is likely to only have weak stuff on him because he's with you before you pick up anything good and Josef is a barehanded fighter. So really the only one who has the option of being sent off into Soul of Rebirth with anything good is Ricard. Your 4th member there, Scott, you don't get to use in the main game so you can't give him anything there.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' a whole stream of {{Guest Star Party Member}}s are featured. featured, all of whom take their gear with them. In the GBA adaption, some Soul of them are used Rebirth mode in a bonus section after the main game, together with later adaptations, three of these characters ([[spoiler:Minwu, Josef, and Ricard]]) retain whatever equipment and magic they had when were equipped with and what spells they left, learned, making this trope actually ''useful'' useful for once.
** Though it made
once—especially if you load the last boss battle in of those characters with end-game equipment to share among the main storyline kind of a hassle, it was worth it to send the Blood Sword to the bonus section and kill off the Ultima Weapon to gain its [[DiscOneNuke reward spell at a ridiculously low-level]].
** Although Minwu is
others, who will most likely to only have weak stuff on him because he's with you before you pick up anything good and Josef is a barehanded fighter. So really the only one who has the option of being sent start off into [[BrutalBonusLevel woefully underequipped for Soul of Rebirth with anything good is Ricard. Your 4th member there, Scott, you don't get to use in the main game so you can't give him anything there. Rebirth]].
7th Sep '15 10:26:18 AM nombretomado
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* Happens with several {{NPC}}s in ''NeverwinterNights2''. While you can actually ask the deserting FriendToAllLivingThings companion to leave her stuff behind, the TokenEvilTeammate [[spoiler:turned traitor]] not only will shamelessly use the shiny equipment you gave him against you, but [[spoiler:will attempt to force yet another party member to switch sides]], the success depends on how well you treated your certain {{Cloudcuckoolander}} teammate.

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* Happens with several {{NPC}}s in ''NeverwinterNights2''.''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''. While you can actually ask the deserting FriendToAllLivingThings companion to leave her stuff behind, the TokenEvilTeammate [[spoiler:turned traitor]] not only will shamelessly use the shiny equipment you gave him against you, but [[spoiler:will attempt to force yet another party member to switch sides]], the success depends on how well you treated your certain {{Cloudcuckoolander}} teammate.
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