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4th Jun '17 10:41:40 AM Sar-Chasm
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'' is a puzzle game based around a less combat oriented version of this trope. Ico is much more athletic than Yorda and can reach areas that she can't. He also has to [[EscortMission protect her from the shadows that frequently attacker her]] by hitting them with a stick. Yorda has the ability to magically open several sealed doors, annihilating any enemies that are nearby as a bonus. The game revolves around having Ico solve puzzles to get Yorda close to objects that only she can interact with while simultaneously protecting her from anything that tries to attack her.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'' is a puzzle game based around a less combat oriented version of this trope. Ico is much more athletic than Yorda and can reach areas that she can't. He also has to [[EscortMission protect her from the shadows that frequently attacker attack her]] by hitting them with a stick. Yorda has the ability to magically open several sealed doors, annihilating any enemies that are nearby as a bonus. The game revolves around having Ico solve puzzles to get Yorda close to objects that only she can interact with while simultaneously protecting her from anything that tries to attack her.
1st Jun '17 7:37:38 PM nombretomado
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* Aes Sedai and Warders in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series; at least, most fall here (especially Green Ajah or Blue Ajah).

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* Aes Sedai and Warders in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series; at least, most fall here (especially Green Ajah or Blue Ajah).
20th May '17 2:14:49 PM nombretomado
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* Parties in the ''ValkyrieProfile'' series usually have this sort of grouping, and the mages can work both as artillery or support. You can either have the rest of the characters build up a combo to boost the Mage's (already stupidly powerful) final attack, or have the mage buff the frontline fighters to obliterate whatever's in the way. Later games in the series [[TakeAThirdOption let you do both at once]].

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* Parties in the ''ValkyrieProfile'' ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'' series usually have this sort of grouping, and the mages can work both as artillery or support. You can either have the rest of the characters build up a combo to boost the Mage's (already stupidly powerful) final attack, or have the mage buff the frontline fighters to obliterate whatever's in the way. Later games in the series [[TakeAThirdOption let you do both at once]].
23rd Apr '17 6:41:22 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' frequently does this with implied and explicit {{Official Couple}}s.

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* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' frequently does this with implied and explicit {{Official Couple}}s.
21st Apr '17 10:46:13 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness'' Fidel and Mike, like Roddick and Millie, have had this dynamic since they were children, Fidel having learned the sword to follow in his father's footsteps while Miki learned to heal to be closer to her late mother.

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** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness'' Fidel and Mike, Miki, like Roddick and Millie, have had this dynamic since they were children, Fidel having learned the sword to follow in his father's footsteps while Miki learned to heal to be closer to her late mother.
21st Apr '17 10:45:49 PM RainbowPhoenix
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The distinction between the two types can be blurry at times. An offensive mage might still have some healing spells for emergencies, and a healer often doesn't want to just sit there and do nothing once the fighter is at full strength.

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The distinction between the two types can be blurry at times. An above is not a hard and fast rule. Many offensive mage might still have some mages know a healing spells spell for emergencies, and offensive magic is a healer often doesn't want common way for healers to just sit there and do nothing once contribute to the battle even after the fighter is at full strength.
strength. Sometimes the sorcerer is TheRedMage and fits both archetypes equally.



** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', Velvet and Laphicet break from the pattern of their predecessors in several ways. It's Velvet, the female of the pair who fights on the front line with wrist blades and knives in her boots while Laphicet, the male of the pair, stays in the back row to use magic of various elements along with the strongest single-target healing. Unlike the other pairs listed, Velvet and Laphicet have a purely platonic relationship. [[spoiler:In fact, Laphicet is Velvet's nephew.]]



* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' allows the player to choose whether the fighter or the healer serves as the viewpoint character.

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* A recurring pattern in the ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series.
** In ''VideoGame/StarOcean1'' Roddick has played the sword to Millie's healer since they were children, and use their abilities to protect their hometown from bandits.
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''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' allows Claude picked up a sword to avoid arousing suspicion on an underdeveloped planet, while Rena comes from a WitchSpecies and has a natural talent for healing. Unlike most examples, where the player to choose whether sword user is the fighter or lead and the healer serves as plays support, the viewpoint character. game can be played from Rena's point of view.
** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', Fayt, like Claude, started using a sword to blend in on a medieval planet, while his childhood friend Sophia is TheRedMage [[spoiler:due to the genetic experiments they were both subjected to as infants.]]
** In ''VideoGame/StarOceanIntegrityAndFaithlessness'' Fidel and Mike, like Roddick and Millie, have had this dynamic since they were children, Fidel having learned the sword to follow in his father's footsteps while Miki learned to heal to be closer to her late mother.
30th Mar '17 5:43:15 AM Divra
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%%* Harry and Michael in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.
%%** Harry and Murphy, as well. Really, any time Harry teams up with a non-magical fighter.


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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Harry takes the "sorcerer"-role, with Murphy, Michael, Thomas or Sanya taking the "fighter"-slot depending on book and context. Not that Harry is particularly squishy, but even wizards aren't omniscient.
25th Mar '17 1:51:21 PM nombretomado
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** Featured prominently in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. In the NintendoDS UpdatedRerelease, the party can find out through talking with [[{{NPC}} [=NPCs=]]] in Baron that Rosa's parents were a typical fighter and healer pair (Dark Knight and White Mage) who fell in love with each other on the battlefield. The theme continues in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'', with the OfficialCouple of Cecil and Rosa.

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** Featured prominently in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''. In the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS UpdatedRerelease, the party can find out through talking with [[{{NPC}} [=NPCs=]]] in Baron that Rosa's parents were a typical fighter and healer pair (Dark Knight and White Mage) who fell in love with each other on the battlefield. The theme continues in ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'', with the OfficialCouple of Cecil and Rosa.
28th Feb '17 7:14:50 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In the first act, at least, Ryushi and Kia from [[Literature/BrokenSky Broken Sky]] could qualify as this, with Ryushi taking up the Glass Cannon role. Although the pair of them are both rather adept at martial combat (Ryushi with his sword, a bo staff for his sister), Ryushi had little to no control over the series' equivalent of magic and ended up burning himself out completely after a single shot. Sure, that single shot has the potential to be immensely powerful, but still. As the series progresses and Ryushi learns how to better control himself, the duo progress to be even more like a [[SiblingTeam]].

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* In the first act, at least, Ryushi and Kia from [[Literature/BrokenSky Broken Sky]] could qualify as this, with Ryushi taking up the Glass Cannon role. Although the pair of them are both rather adept at martial combat (Ryushi with his sword, a bo staff for his sister), Ryushi had little to no control over the series' equivalent of magic and ended up burning himself out completely after a single shot. Sure, that single shot has the potential to be immensely powerful, but still. As the series progresses and Ryushi learns how to better control himself, the duo progress to be even more like a [[SiblingTeam]].SiblingTeam.
27th Feb '17 9:05:26 PM Adept
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* ''ScrappedPrincess'': [[PerpetualFrowner Shannon]] [[DeadpanSnarker Casull]] and his older sister, [[TeamMom Raquel]] form such a duo - with Shannon being the sword, while Raquel is quite possibly the most powerful mage on the face of the planet. Though even ''her'' magic pales in comparison to [[spoiler: Shannon's ability as a D-Knight]].

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* ''ScrappedPrincess'': ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'': [[PerpetualFrowner Shannon]] [[DeadpanSnarker Casull]] and his older sister, [[TeamMom Raquel]] form such a duo - with Shannon being the sword, while Raquel is quite possibly the most powerful mage on the face of the planet. Though even ''her'' magic pales in comparison to [[spoiler: Shannon's ability as a D-Knight]].
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