History MilesGloriosus / VideoGames

7th Mar '17 10:49:14 AM BeerBaron
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' includes an NPC named this. Considering he's a great hunter often referenced in conversation, who never leaves the tradehouse. (Admittedly, that might just be because he isn't an important enough NPC for the scripting effort necessary to avoid that, rather than actual proof that he never leaves the tradehouse.)
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the song "Ragnar the Red," about one of these who bragged so much about his deeds that a local girl named Matilda lost her patience and killed him. [[Quotes/MilesGloriosus See the Quotes tab.]]
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' has an inversion. When closing one of the Oblivion gates you need to find a group of arrogant squires, who have created their own knightly order. When you meet them they are arrogant and boastful, but are actually capable of defending themselves. When you close the Oblivion gate and return to Cyrrodil, their attitude changes completely: they admit they were scared and thank you for saving their lives.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' includes an NPC named this. [=NPCs=] of the "Warrior" class will state that he is pretty much the ideal model of a warrior and offers unique dialogue about weapon and armor types if asked about his trade. Considering this, and that he's a great hunter often referenced in conversation, working out of Maar Gan to kill the [[BodyHorror blighted monsters]] who never leaves sneak through the tradehouse. (Admittedly, that might just [[TheGreatWall Ghost Fence]], he would seem to be because he isn't an important enough NPC for the scripting effort necessary to avoid that, rather than actual proof that he never leaves the tradehouse.)
a {{Subversion}}.
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the song "Ragnar the Red," about one of these who bragged so much about his deeds that a local girl named Matilda lost her patience and killed him. [[Quotes/MilesGloriosus See the Quotes tab.]]
** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion''
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' has an inversion. When closing one of the Oblivion gates you need to find a group of arrogant squires, who have created their own knightly order. When you meet them they are indeed arrogant and boastful, but are actually capable of defending themselves. When you close the Oblivion gate and return to Cyrrodil, Cyrodiil, their attitude changes completely: they admit they were scared and thank you for saving their lives.lives.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has the song "Ragnar the Red," about one of these who bragged so much about his deeds that a local girl named Matilda lost her patience and killed him. [[Quotes/MilesGloriosus See the Quotes tab.]]
20th Jan '17 2:41:08 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of your targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' is a Moroccan army general named Reza Zaydan, who loves to brag to his troops about all the highly classified secret missions he's been on in his career. Listening to his officers, however, makes it clear that all of his "secret missions" are completely fictional, he got his post through {{Nepotism}} and he has no real combat experience.

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* One of your targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' is a Moroccan army general named Reza Zaydan, who loves to brag to his troops about all the highly classified secret missions he's been on in his career. Listening to in on his officers, however, makes it clear reveals that he got his post entirely through {{Nepotism}}, he has no real combat experience and all of his "secret missions" are completely fictional, he got his post through {{Nepotism}} and he has no real combat experience.fictional.
17th Jan '17 4:15:08 PM Odacon_Spy
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* One of your targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' is a Moroccan army general named Reza Zaydan, who loves to brag to his troops about all the highly classified secret missions he's been on in his career. Listening to his officers, however, makes it clear that all his "secret missions" are completely fictional, he got his post entirely through {{Nepotism}} and has no real combat experience.

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* One of your targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' is a Moroccan army general named Reza Zaydan, who loves to brag to his troops about all the highly classified secret missions he's been on in his career. Listening to his officers, however, makes it clear that all of his "secret missions" are completely fictional, he got his post entirely through {{Nepotism}} and he has no real combat experience.
17th Jan '17 4:08:08 PM Odacon_Spy
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----* One of your targets in ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' is a Moroccan army general named Reza Zaydan, who loves to brag to his troops about all the highly classified secret missions he's been on in his career. Listening to his officers, however, makes it clear that all his "secret missions" are completely fictional, he got his post entirely through {{Nepotism}} and has no real combat experience.
10th Jan '17 6:19:45 PM BattleMaster
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* Captain Qwark from ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''. He becomes much more heroic in the later games however.

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* Captain Qwark from ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank''. He becomes much more heroic in the later games however.but remains an idiot with a vastly overblown sense of self-importance.
21st Dec '16 2:44:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', Franklin Payne seems to be this before you meet him, since you hear many NPC's telling of his nearly impossible feats and others who claim that he's really a coward. Subverted when you meet him and see that he [[BadAss is really that good.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', Franklin Payne seems to be this before you meet him, since you hear many NPC's telling of his nearly impossible feats and others who claim that he's really a coward. Subverted when you meet him and see that he [[BadAss is really that good.]]
21st Dec '16 9:35:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a crazy fan of Commander Shepard (the player character) can be found essentially cosplaying as the Commander and attempting to go around the galaxy righting wrongs and helping people. Although he claims to be a {{badass}} he can be scared off by shooting him in the foot or kneeing him, and overall he's incredibly incompetent. There ''is'' one ending to his side quest that shows he has some guts, but the end result is [[spoiler:that he is killed attempting to stop a petty crime]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', a crazy fan of Commander Shepard (the player character) can be found essentially cosplaying as the Commander and attempting to go around the galaxy righting wrongs and helping people. Although he claims to be a {{badass}} badass he can be scared off by shooting him in the foot or kneeing him, and overall he's incredibly incompetent. There ''is'' one ending to his side quest that shows he has some guts, but the end result is [[spoiler:that he is killed attempting to stop a petty crime]].
3rd Nov '16 2:00:34 PM Kadorhal
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* At the outset of the Happy Trails expedition in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts'', one of the expedition members is "Deadeye" Ricky, a badass who fought deathjaws (which are like deathclaws, but have bigger teeth), sniped a Brotherhood of Steel paladin with his [=11mm=] submachine gun, is an honorary member of Vault 22, and has a third nut that glows in the dark. All of that is a lie. The only things he has are a broken [=PipBoy=], a stolen Vault 22 suit, a [=10mm SMG=], and a crippling addiction to Psycho. If the Courier can see through his lies, he can get Ricky booted out of the caravan or blackmail him into acting as a pack mule.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' you have Prancelot of Scufflewick (German: Parzalon von Streitzig) who comes over as such - claiming the glory and rewards for being a hero, but disappearing as soon as any fight might begin. After the abduction at Rattle Farm has been solved, he even runs ahead to the questgiver to claim all the glory. In the prequel ''River of time'' a younger version can be encountered, who already acts exactly the same.

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* At the outset of the Happy Trails expedition in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: Honest Hearts'', one of the expedition members is "Deadeye" Ricky, a badass who fought deathjaws (which are like deathclaws, but have bigger teeth), sniped a Brotherhood of Steel paladin through the eye-slits with his [=11mm=] submachine gun, is an honorary member of Vault 22, and has a third nut that glows in the dark. All of that is a lie. The only things he has are a broken [=PipBoy=], a stolen Vault 22 suit, a [=10mm SMG=], and a crippling addiction to Psycho. If the Courier can see through his lies, he can get Ricky booted out of the caravan caravan, or blackmail him into acting as a pack mule.
mule to let you carry more of your own stuff along for the trip.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' you have Prancelot of Scufflewick (German: Parzalon von Streitzig) who comes over as such - claiming the glory and rewards for being a hero, but disappearing as soon as any fight might begin. After the abduction at Rattle Farm has been solved, he even runs ahead to the questgiver to claim all the glory. In the prequel ''River of time'' Time'' a younger version can be encountered, who already acts exactly the same.
16th Oct '16 1:52:04 PM nombretomado
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* The Head Editor in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' is a perfect mold of this trope. He claims to be able to handle his own, but no matter what mission you do with him, he's ALWAYS at level 10 and half of the time, he gets too scared or nervous to fight, relying on your clan to do the dirty work. His only ability is Camouflage, which lets him hide. In one mission, he brags that the Owner (his boss) is more powerful than he is, but ''he is only at level 1!''.

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* The Head Editor in ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' is a perfect mold of this trope. He claims to be able to handle his own, but no matter what mission you do with him, he's ALWAYS at level 10 and half of the time, he gets too scared or nervous to fight, relying on your clan to do the dirty work. His only ability is Camouflage, which lets him hide. In one mission, he brags that the Owner (his boss) is more powerful than he is, but ''he is only at level 1!''.
18th Jul '16 9:59:20 PM TheCuza
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* "The Fearsome" Captain Blade, a PosthumousCharacter in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty" campaign. Though no coward, he was a pacifist who manufactured the image of a bloodthirsty, fearless cutthroat in order to keep his pirate crew in line. When his crew discovered that he had faked his executions of insubordinates and had never killed anyone in his life, they banded together to violently depose him [[spoiler:and he ended up killing them all in self-defense.]]

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* "The Fearsome" Captain Blade, a PosthumousCharacter in the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' "Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty" campaign. Though no coward, he was a pacifist who manufactured the image of a bloodthirsty, fearless cutthroat in order to keep his pirate crew in line. When his crew discovered that he had faked his executions the execution of insubordinates an insubordinate crew member and had never killed anyone in his life, they banded together to violently depose him [[spoiler:and him. Blade was unwilling to kill his own men even in self-defence and so decided to just sit back and wait to be murdered. [[spoiler:But at the last moment, he just couldn't bring himself go through with it and ended up killing them the lot of them.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Captain Blade:''' ''[[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone devastated]]]'' They're
all in self-defense.dead. They attacked just after daybreak. I promised myself I'd let 'em kill me but I... I couldn't let it-- I... I fought back. The deck is sticky with their blood. Today... they finally met... "The Fearsome Captain Blade"...]]
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