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29th Nov '15 9:28:05 AM Prfnoff
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!!Examples of Type 1

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!!Examples of Type 1
the side character/NPC quest type



!!Examples of Type 2

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!!Examples of Type 2
the incapacitated hero type
29th Nov '15 9:25:29 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', after getting knocked unconscious and thrown in jail, all you have to do to get out of there is to talk to a prisoner and read a letter informing you about plot developments.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', you get SwallowedWhole by a Chompasaurus in a cutscene which uses the intimidating BossBattle music, but if you beat a fairly easy MiniGame it will let you go with a Jiggy to boot.

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* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', after getting knocked unconscious and thrown in jail, all you have to do to get out of there is to talk to a prisoner and read a letter informing you about plot developments.
developments. As LetsPlay/DeceasedCrab noted in his playthrough, you aren't even temporarily stripped of your weapons or anything.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', you get SwallowedWhole by a Chompasaurus in a cutscene which uses the intimidating BossBattle music, but if you beat a fairly easy ulcer-shooting MiniGame it will let you go with a Jiggy [[PlotCoupon Jiggy]] to boot.
17th Oct '15 6:38:14 PM ajbit26
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** Ada meanwhile, gets a gun and plentiful ammo, and fires the pistol so fast that she can take down spider's with ease.



** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has easy side quests when you control Sherry (Claire's scenario) or Ada (Leon's scenario) as a type 1. The first time you control them, you have to solve a simple box pushing water raising puzzle to get a key that the main character needs. You also control the secondary characters a second time in the sewers where you just have to go through a straightforward path for a few areas. Ada has a handgun, ammo, and a first-aid spray, so she can deal with enemies just fine. Sherry, however, only has a first-aid spray since she is only 12 years old, thus, she wouldn't have a weapon. To compensate for her lack of offense, Sherry has a lot more health than the main characters and zombies will only attempt to vomit acid on her instead of grabbing and biting her (the vomit is a lot easier to avoid).
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' has Jill get infected with the T-Virus, which weakens her and leads into type 2. You take control of Carlos to find a cure in a nearby hospital. The puzzles are mildly challenging but can be figured out quite easily, The enemies Carlos faces are mostly the deadly Hunters, but Carlos is also armed with an assault rifle and a handgun.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has Ashley and Leon get separated at some point and you temporarily take control of Ashley, leading into type 1. Ashley lacks weapons, but the enemies she runs into are easy to avoid and are fairly weak.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' you're forced into a NoGearLevel in Jake and Sherry's chapter. Sherry's is a ''nightmare'' because she has to [[StealthBasedMission run and hide]], but Jake can kick just as much ass with his bare fists as he can with a handgun and can make quick work of the few J'avo who ''dare'' try to aim uzis at him.

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** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has easy side quests when you control Sherry (Claire's scenario) or Ada (Leon's scenario) as a type 1. The first time you control them, you have to solve a simple box pushing water raising puzzle to get a key that the main character needs. You also control the secondary characters a second time in the sewers where you just have to go through a straightforward path for a few areas. Ada has a handgun, ammo, and a first-aid spray, so she can deal with enemies just fine. Sherry, however, only has a first-aid spray since she is only 12 years old, thus, she wouldn't have a weapon. To compensate for her lack of offense, Sherry has a lot more health than the main characters and zombies will only attempt to vomit acid on her instead of grabbing and biting her (the vomit is a lot easier to avoid).
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' has is a subversion. Jill get gets infected with the T-Virus, which weakens her and leads into type 2. You take control of Carlos to find a cure in a nearby hospital. The puzzles are mildly challenging but can be figured out quite easily, The enemies Carlos faces are mostly the deadly Hunters, but Carlos is also armed with an assault rifle and a handgun.
** ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' has Ashley and Leon get separated at some point and you temporarily take control of Ashley, leading into type 1. Ashley lacks weapons, but the enemies she runs into are easy to avoid and are fairly weak.
he even can have an optional boss fight.
** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' you're forced into a NoGearLevel in Jake and Sherry's chapter. Sherry's is a ''nightmare'' because she has to [[StealthBasedMission run and hide]], but Jake can kick just as much ass with his bare fists as he can with a handgun and can make quick work of the few J'avo who ''dare'' try to aim uzis Uzis at him.
30th Sep '15 3:56:06 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Onimusha}}'' game series is a major offender here. It's downplayed in the first game {{ninja}} girl {{sidekick}} Kaede can't harm the demons with her normal weapon, and it's only when she gets a powered Oni weapon that she can do damage instead of just dodging. Fair enough, although her little demon knife packs a hell of a wallop. The rest of the series though...

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* The ''{{Onimusha}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}'' game series is a major offender here. It's downplayed in the first game {{ninja}} girl {{sidekick}} Kaede can't harm the demons with her normal weapon, and it's only when she gets a powered Oni weapon that she can do damage instead of just dodging. Fair enough, although her little demon knife packs a hell of a wallop. The rest of the series though...
20th Sep '15 3:40:17 PM jordanthejq12
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', on Peragus you play as T3-M4 for a period. He starts at level 3 or so, and has a powerful shock arm with unlimited uses, making the fighting almost trivially easy.
** The same thing happens again on Nar Shadda later in the game, with T3-M4 taking on 4 very powerful HK-50 assassin droids alone. He doesn't have the firepower to win, as 4 of the same droids will give a full party trouble earlier in the game. However, through a sidequest earlier in Nar Shadda, T3-M4 can pick up an ''infinitely regenerating'' [[RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth shield attachment]]. In the KOTOR series, every other personal shield in the game is disposable and limited to either 5 or 10 uses (which are time-limited in addition to damage-absorption-limited), and all but the most elite and expensive shields have low number caps on the damage they stop and are limited in the damage types they apply to. T3's shield never runs out of recharges, has a damage cap on par with the best shields in the game, and applies to every ranged damage type possible. This makes T3 essentially invincible to all but melee attacks, which the HK-50s can't use, and gives him all the time in the world to leisurely whittle down their health bars.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'', ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', on Peragus you play as T3-M4 for a period. He starts at level 3 or so, and has a powerful shock arm with unlimited uses, making the fighting almost trivially easy.
** The same thing happens again on Nar Shadda Shaddaa later in the game, with T3-M4 taking on 4 3 very powerful HK-50 assassin droids alone. He The 50s themselves can be challenging even late-game thanks to sheer damage output, and T3 doesn't have the firepower a saber or Force Deflection to win, as 4 of the same droids will give a full party trouble earlier in the game. compensate. However, through a an earlier sidequest earlier in Nar Shadda, on that system, T3-M4 can pick up an ''infinitely regenerating'' [[RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth shield attachment]]. In the KOTOR series, every other personal shield in the game is disposable and limited to either 5 or 10 uses (which are time-limited in addition to damage-absorption-limited), and all but the most elite and expensive shields have low number caps on the damage they stop and are limited in the damage types they apply to. T3's shield never runs out of recharges, has a damage cap on par with the best shields in the game, and applies to every ranged damage type possible. This makes T3 essentially invincible to all but melee attacks, which the HK-50s can't use, and gives him all the time in the world to leisurely whittle down their health bars.
20th Sep '15 11:18:14 AM nombretomado
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** Plus, with creative use of a glitch in the GameCube version, Ashley can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnG9A1UvQ98 suplex the hell out of enemies.]]

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** Plus, with creative use of a glitch in the GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube version, Ashley can [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnG9A1UvQ98 suplex the hell out of enemies.]]
13th Jan '15 10:30:10 PM Rotpar
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* ''NetHack'' features a borderline example in the case of [[spoiler:Vlad the Impaler]] who lurks in a dungeon sub-branch and guards [[spoiler:an artifact needed to finish the game.]] Instead of the expected titanic struggle, by the time any typical character meets him, they are super-powered death-machines and can kill him almost literally blindfolded with one hand tied behind their back. There is, in fact, a RunningGag in the NetHack community of killing this boss with the weakest weapon you can think of and naming it [[spoiler:Vlad]]bane or something of the like.
** Most amusingly, a rusted, corroded can opener, a weapon so weak it'd actually be more efficient to just use your fists.
* During the Black Bird part in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', you end up in prison without weapons, items, and other stuff. The monsters, however, are much weaker, and it's not a hard dungeon, especially if you have Ayla, [[BareFistedMonk who does not lose her weapon]] in the group.
** Earlier in the game, [[BoisterousBruiser Ayla]] challenges you to a DrinkingContest that [[ButThouMust you must win.]] It involves some serious ButtonMashing ([[GameBreakingBug unless it doesn't register your button presses.]]) If you fail enough times though, Ayla gets full from drinking too much and gives up.

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* ''NetHack'' ''VideoGame/NetHack'' features a borderline example in the case of [[spoiler:Vlad the Impaler]] who lurks in a dungeon sub-branch and guards [[spoiler:an artifact needed to finish the game.]] Instead of the expected titanic struggle, by the time any typical character meets him, they are super-powered death-machines and can kill him almost literally blindfolded with one hand tied behind their back. There is, in fact, a RunningGag in the NetHack ''[=NetHack=]] community of killing this boss with the weakest weapon you can think of and naming it [[spoiler:Vlad]]bane or something of the like.
** Most amusingly,
like. Perhaps the most amusing example: a rusted, corroded can opener, a weapon so weak it'd actually be more efficient to just use your fists.
* During the Black Bird part in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', you end up in prison without weapons, items, and other stuff. The monsters, however, are much weaker, and it's not a hard dungeon, especially if you have Ayla, [[BareFistedMonk who does not lose her weapon]] in the group.
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group. Earlier in the game, [[BoisterousBruiser Ayla]] challenges you to a DrinkingContest that [[ButThouMust you must win.]] It involves some serious ButtonMashing ([[GameBreakingBug unless it doesn't register your button presses.]]) If you fail enough times though, Ayla gets full from drinking too much and gives up.
9th Jan '15 1:17:36 AM CouchAlmark
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* In the first ''KingdomHearts'' game, main character Sora [[spoiler:gets turned into one of TheHeartless]], and you can't do anything but walk. You would expect to at least have to run away from the monsters, but the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Evil Castle]] that was crawling with them a moment ago is suddenly abandoned and monster-free. [[spoiler: All you have to do is catch up to your friends, and wait for ThePowerOfLove to restore him in a cutscene]].

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* In the first ''KingdomHearts'' game, main character Sora [[spoiler:gets turned into one of TheHeartless]], and you can't do anything but walk. You would expect to at least have to run away from the monsters, but the [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Evil Castle]] that was crawling with them a moment ago is suddenly abandoned and monster-free. [[spoiler: All you have to do is catch up to your friends, and wait for ThePowerOfLove to restore him in a cutscene]].cutscene. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that since you're a Heartless, of course the other Heartless won't attack you]].
3rd Jan '15 6:26:01 AM rjd1922
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* MischiefMakers. The heroine is attacked by a superpowerful beam that leaves her incapacitated, and for two levels the control is switched to a previously encountered NPC. In a different way to play this, though, you've seen this particular NPC can morph into a big mecha, but for some reason cannot for the levels you play him.

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* MischiefMakers.''VideoGame/MischiefMakers''. The heroine is attacked by a superpowerful beam that leaves her incapacitated, and for two levels the control is switched to a previously encountered NPC. In a different way to play this, though, you've seen this particular NPC can morph into a big mecha, but for some reason cannot for the levels you play him.



* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', there is a point at which Link is captured by the gerudo, and must break out of jail. This takes less than 5 seconds, due to a convenient overhead wooden beam and the fact that Link is left with all of his gadgets, including the one which can be used to pull him towards anchored wooden surfaces. Not to mention any and all guards can be knocked out with a simple shot with a bow and arrow. [[note]]This is actually only a small part of a quest which involves breaking out several other people from jail, all of whom are better-secured than Link[[/note]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', there is a point at which Link is captured by the gerudo, Gerudo, and must break out of jail. This takes less than 5 seconds, due to a convenient overhead wooden beam and the fact that Link is left with all of his gadgets, including the one which can be used to pull him towards anchored wooden surfaces. Not to mention any and all guards can be knocked out with a simple shot with a bow and arrow. [[note]]This is actually only a small part of a quest which involves breaking out several other people from jail, all of whom are better-secured than Link[[/note]]
22nd Sep '14 1:11:27 AM gophergiggles
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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' you're forced into a NoGearLevel in Jake and Sherry's chapter. Sherry's is a ''nightmare'' because she has to [[StealthBasedMission run and hide]], but Jake can kick just as much ass with his bare fists as he can with a handgun and can make quick work of the few J'avo who ''dare'' try to aim uzis at him.
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