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6th Feb '16 7:40:21 PM Yalsaris63
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* Flint/[[spoiler:Magpie]] from ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'': Call of Pripyat. The first time you get to Yanov station, you'll probably hear him bragging about his exploits, like finding a new route between Zaton and Yanov, killing a Controller, finding the Oasis, clearing out a bloodsucker lair and killing a Chimera. The catch? All of these are things that ''you'' did. Fortunately, you get multiple opportunities to call him on his bullshit.
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* Flint/[[spoiler:Magpie]] from ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'': ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Call of Pripyat.Pripyat''. The first time you get to Yanov station, you'll probably hear him bragging about his exploits, like finding a new route between Zaton and Yanov, killing a Controller, finding the Oasis, clearing out a bloodsucker lair and killing a Chimera. The catch? All of these are things that ''you'' did. Fortunately, you get multiple opportunities to call him on his bullshit.
13th Sep '15 4:39:08 PM KingLyger
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* A prime example of this trope would be Captain Linebeck, from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. He ''acts'' the part of the dashing hero, but it's quite obvious to everyone that he's really just an enormous coward. Still, even he proves useful, if largely ineffectual, when the chips are down so perhaps he can be excused... ** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he's made the move from this trope to CowardlyLion by the end of the story. He even tops off Ciela's thanks for [[spoiler:taking on the BigBad single-handedly when Link was rendered a BadassInDistress]] with a ThinkNothingOfIt. Unfortunately, the BigBad possesses him and becomes an ElderitchAbomination of himself, the BigBad, and a Phantom.
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* A prime example of this trope would be Captain Linebeck, from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass''. He ''acts'' acts the part of the dashing hero, but it's quite obvious to everyone that he's really just an enormous coward. Still, even he proves useful, if largely ineffectual, when the chips are down so perhaps he can be excused... down. ** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he's made the move from this trope to CowardlyLion by the end of the story. He even tops off Ciela's thanks for [[spoiler:taking on the BigBad single-handedly when Link was rendered a BadassInDistress]] with a ThinkNothingOfIt. Unfortunately, the BigBad possesses him and becomes an ElderitchAbomination EldritchAbomination of himself, the BigBad, and a Phantom.

* The Golem Boss in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' tries to scare you with a big countdown. The problem is he's afraid of heights. And you're fighting him on the wing of a plane. His true nature reveals itself after about ten seconds.
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* The Golem Boss in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' tries to scare you with a big countdown. The problem is he's afraid of heights. And you're fighting him on the wing of a plane. His [[ZeroEffortBoss true nature nature]] reveals itself after about ten seconds.
24th Jul '15 6:58:49 AM Roach
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* 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.
3rd Jun '15 5:43:23 PM nombretomado
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* Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom the MagnificentBastard from ''JadeEmpire'' fits this trope to a T. He's an obnoxious blowhard who seems to be a cross between Don Quixote and a British Imperialist. Subverted in that you can fight him, and he has the strongest weapon in the game (a blunderbuss! In a game based on ancient China! Not quite fair).
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* Sir Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom the MagnificentBastard from ''JadeEmpire'' ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' fits this trope to a T. He's an obnoxious blowhard who seems to be a cross between Don Quixote and a British Imperialist. Subverted in that you can fight him, and he has the strongest weapon in the game (a blunderbuss! In a game based on ancient China! Not quite fair).
14th Jan '15 5:20:44 AM Medictf2
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** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he's made the move from this trope to CowardlyLion by the end of the story. He even tops off Ciela's thanks for [[spoiler:taking on the BigBad single-handedly when Link was rendered a BadassInDistress]] with a ThinkNothingOfIt.
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** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, he's made the move from this trope to CowardlyLion by the end of the story. He even tops off Ciela's thanks for [[spoiler:taking on the BigBad single-handedly when Link was rendered a BadassInDistress]] with a ThinkNothingOfIt. Unfortunately, the BigBad possesses him and becomes an ElderitchAbomination of himself, the BigBad, and a Phantom.
14th Jan '15 5:11:51 AM Trogdor7620
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* ''AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'' had a Borgia captain giving a speech to his soldiers, saying that he knows the Assassins inside and out, that he has survived numerous scraps with them, and how he will defend his soldiers if they do attack. Reveal your prescence, and he spurs his horse to head for the hills.
13th Oct '14 8:21:54 AM Perseus
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* Master Hamon "the Holyfist" from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn'' is shown to be this during the level 15 Pugilist class quest, but he gets better later on.
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* Master Hamon "the Holyfist" from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn'' is shown to be this during the level 15 Pugilist class quest, but he gets better later on. Notably, he ''was'' every bit as powerful as he likes to claim... but then years of idle retirement as well as old age turned him into a shadow of his former self.
29th Sep '14 10:56:36 PM Greenygal
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** Actually it's true : the badass warrior, champion of the Colosseum is ''Siegfried'', Ziegfried was impersonating him in the phantom train.
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** Actually it's true : true: the badass warrior, champion of the Colosseum is ''Siegfried'', Ziegfried was impersonating him in the phantom train.

* Godot's introduction in Case 2 of ''Phoenix Wright VisualNovel/AceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''. He brags that he's never lost a case. [[FromACertainPointOfView Technically, this is true]], because [[spoiler:it's his first case]].
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* Godot's introduction in Case 2 of ''Phoenix Wright VisualNovel/AceAttorney: ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney: Trials and Tribulations''. He brags that he's never lost a case. [[FromACertainPointOfView Technically, this is true]], because [[spoiler:it's his first case]].
21st Sep '14 12:40:44 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Avalon Centrifuge of ''[[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Little Big Planet 2]]''.
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* Avalon Centrifuge of ''[[VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet Little Big Planet 2]]''.LittleBigPlanet 2]]''. He apparently created science, in addition to being the Face of Science. But you can't call him that. -->'''Clive:''' Hello, Science Face. -->'''Avalon:''' [[NoIndoorVoice That's Avalon Centrifuge to you!]]
7th Sep '14 4:59:54 PM Vir
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* Master Hamon "the Holyfist" from ''''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn'' is shown to be this during the level 15 Pugilist class quest, but he gets better later on.
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* Master Hamon "the Holyfist" from ''''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn'' is shown to be this during the level 15 Pugilist class quest, but he gets better later on.
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