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17th Aug '16 11:52:47 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Literature/{{Corpies}}'' reveals that every Hero wears an earpiece that connects him or her to Dispatch, who tells Heroes if they are needed and provides information. As far as anyone knows, no one has actually met Dispatch. The only thing everyone knows is that she is female and sounds vaguely European.
17th Aug '16 11:50:25 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' series, Jane, an AI created from an alien-made psychic disturbance on the internet.

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' series, Jane, an AI created from an alien-made psychic disturbance on the internet. In fact, Ender shutting off the earpiece at one point results in [[spoiler:Jane overreacting and informing the Starways Congress about the xenologists teaching things to the Piggies. In turn, the Congress ends up sending a fleet to evacuate and/or obliterate the colony]].
12th Aug '16 1:27:36 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (yet another Creator/{{Bungie}} game with this):

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (yet another Creator/{{Bungie}} game Creator/{{Bungie}}-originated series with this):
12th Aug '16 1:27:08 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Creator/{{Bungie}} seems to be totally in love with this trope:
** ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' had the artificial intelligences (Leela, Durandal, Tycho, Thoth, and... that thing) as well as Blake and T'Fear. The [[strike: marine]] Security Officer [[HeroicMime never says a word]].
** ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' had Shinatama (a robot, sort of)
** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' had the AI Cortana, who was generally inside the Master Chief's suit.
*** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', when playing as the Arbiter, the Voice is usually supplied by Tartarus or [[FanNickname Half-Jaw]].
*** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the role of Voice with an Internet Connection is generally played by Commander Miranda Keyes or Sergeant Johnson, until late game [[spoiler: when the Chief rescues Cortana.]]
*** The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series in general makes good use of this trope to build tension and emphasize those moments when the character is really on their own, such as the levels "343 Guilty Spark", "Uprising", and "Cortana".

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* Creator/{{Bungie}} seems to be totally in love with this trope:
**
''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' by Creator/{{Bungie}} had the artificial intelligences (Leela, Durandal, Tycho, Thoth, and... that thing) as well as Blake and T'Fear. The [[strike: marine]] Security Officer [[HeroicMime never says a word]].
** * ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' had Shinatama (a robot, sort of)
of). Also by Creator/{{Bungie}}.
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (yet another Creator/{{Bungie}} game with this):
** ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' had the The AI Cortana, who was generally is usually inside the Master Chief's suit.
*** ** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'', when playing as the Arbiter, the Voice is usually supplied by Tartarus or [[FanNickname Half-Jaw]].
*** ** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the role of Voice with an Internet Connection is generally played by Commander Miranda Keyes or Sergeant Johnson, until late game [[spoiler: when the Chief rescues Cortana.]]
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Cortana]].
** In ''VideoGame/HaloReach'', this is shared between Colonel Holland and Auntie Dot, neither of whom even have ''character models''.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''[='s=] ''Spartan Ops'', Miller is usually the one doing this, though both Palmer and Roland occasionally take up the role too.
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The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series in general makes is very good use of at mixing in this trope with its ''absence'' to build tension and emphasize those moments when the your character is really on their own, such as the levels ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved''[='s=] "343 Guilty Spark", ''Halo 2''[='s=] "Uprising", and ''Halo 3''[='s=] "Cortana".



* Anya in ''GearsOfWar''.

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* Anya in ''GearsOfWar''.''VideoGame/GearsOfWar''.
8th Aug '16 5:44:02 AM longWriter
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* In ''{{Mercenaries}}'', Fiona Taylor, your mission support, serves as this. In the first one she's generally helpful, but get's so repetitive during the sequel it quickly gets into StopHelpingMe territory.

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* In ''{{Mercenaries}}'', Fiona Taylor, your mission support, serves as this. In the first one she's generally helpful, but get's so repetitive during the sequel it quickly gets into StopHelpingMe AnnoyingVideoGameHelper territory.



** Inverted for the goons with the Joker talking over the speaker system. He alerts them when you take down one of the suicide-collar-wearing henchmen. He's otherwise [[StopHelpingMe about as helpful]] as you'd expect [[BadBoss the Joker to be]].

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** Inverted for the goons with the Joker talking over the speaker system. He alerts them when you take down one of the suicide-collar-wearing henchmen. He's otherwise [[StopHelpingMe [[UnwantedAssistance about as helpful]] as you'd expect [[BadBoss the Joker to be]].
10th Jun '16 7:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, a scientist in one of the later levels begins communicating with Jack claiming he needs his audio help to find a computer. He explains he secretly slipped a device on Jack, and Jack expresses uncomfortability with that.

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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' game for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube, a scientist in one of the later levels begins communicating with Jack claiming he needs his audio help to find a computer. He explains he secretly slipped a device on Jack, and Jack expresses uncomfortability with that.
9th Jun '16 2:14:51 PM Adannor
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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series were probably the first to justify this trope as an actual plot element for an RTS game. Specifically, the ''Tiberium'' series introduced the Electronic Video Assistants, an expert system designed to monitor the status of all troops on the battlefield in real time instead of using a brigade of human officers to do the same significantly slower. It became especially noticeable in Tiberian Sun where the EVA installed onto the Kodiak is a fully sentient AI and no longer just spouting pre-recorded messages like its predecessor. Red Alert, since it was originally intended to be a prequel, gave the player an experimental EVA prototype but from Red Alert 2 onward, there is a MissionControl in the form of the {{AFGNCAAP}}'s [[BridgeBunny female intelligence officer]] instead.

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* The ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' series series:
** They
were probably the first to justify this trope as an actual plot element for an RTS game. Specifically, the ''Tiberium'' series introduced the Electronic Video Assistants, an expert system designed to monitor the status of all troops on the battlefield in real time instead of using a brigade of human officers to do the same significantly slower. It became especially noticeable in Tiberian Sun where the EVA installed onto the Kodiak is a fully sentient AI and no longer just spouting pre-recorded messages like its predecessor. Red Alert, since it was originally intended to be a prequel, gave the player an experimental EVA prototype but from Red Alert 2 onward, there is a MissionControl in the form of the {{AFGNCAAP}}'s [[BridgeBunny female intelligence officer]] instead.



** The Terrans in ''{{Starcraft}}'' have a similar situation, with AI "adjutants" responsible for distributing orders and collating intelligence.

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** The In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', being a FPS instead of an RTS, you actually go down on the field and have commanding officers telling you where to go. In one cutscene you get a glimpse of their workstation and it looks exactly like the interface of the strategy games.
* Similar to above series,
Terrans in ''{{Starcraft}}'' have a similar situation, with AI "adjutants" responsible for distributing orders and collating intelligence.
6th May '16 10:38:36 PM Doug86
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* Wrench in ''AntiheroForHire'' is another female example, but occasionally becomes a little more involved in her role as Queen of All [[PlayfulHacker Hackers]].

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* Wrench in ''AntiheroForHire'' ''Webcomic/AntiheroForHire'' is another female example, but occasionally becomes a little more involved in her role as Queen of All [[PlayfulHacker Hackers]].
16th Apr '16 12:13:26 AM Tarrn
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An inversion of the above may be considered a subtrope, where ''you'' are the Voice with an Internet Connection and you have to assist a character in a remote and dangerous situation; these are generally variants of the VisualNovel with branching story paths and multiple endings, and were recently popularized by the mobile game ''Lifeline''.
11th Apr '16 5:17:54 PM kataangluvr
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** Subverted in the ''Series/DeathNote'' where he doesn't bother disguising his voice.
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