History MundaneUtility / VideoGames

30th Apr '16 12:04:01 PM Yuihime
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** In ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Archer and Lancer have a fishing competition. Archer uses Projection to recreate a cutting edge, expensive fishing rod, which he uses to beat Lancer. Shirou, having observed this, hopes Archer's doesn't change his name to Angler.

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** In ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'', Archer and Lancer have a fishing competition. Archer uses Projection to recreate a cutting edge, expensive fishing rod, which he uses to beat Lancer. Shirou, having observed this, hopes Archer's doesn't change his name to Angler. In the background, Gilgamesh can be seen with several solid gold fishing rods... presumably pulled from the Gate of Babylon.
22nd Apr '16 9:35:12 AM GutstheBerserker
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** [[ClassyCatBurglar Kasumi]] uses her tactical cloak to steal the most priceless art treasures in the galaxy...and to [[PowerPerversionPotential spy on her crush]], [[ScaryBlackMan Jacob Taylor]]. She also uses it to walk through the CIC without being [[AllMenArePerverts ogled by one of the security men]].

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** [[ClassyCatBurglar Kasumi]] uses her tactical cloak to steal the most priceless art treasures in the galaxy...and to [[PowerPerversionPotential spy on her crush]], [[ScaryBlackMan [[TheStraightMan Jacob Taylor]]. She also uses it to walk through the CIC without being [[AllMenArePerverts ogled by one of the security men]].
19th Apr '16 9:18:11 AM Toadofsteel
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a settlement-building mechanic, which leads to the player scrapping surplus weapons and use their components to build all kinds of things, such as scrapping that Fat Man capable of lobbing miniature nukes because you wanted a new power generator.
31st Mar '16 8:00:42 AM GentlemensDame883
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth''. The Planet Carver KillSat started as an attempt to make a better mining laser, but proved a bit too powerful. The military uses quickly became apparent.
30th Mar '16 12:17:17 AM ryttu3k
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*** A trainer in the Ice-themed gym also suggests using the powerful move Ice Beam, which can take down legendary Dragons, on berry juice to make frappes.
26th Mar '16 8:55:13 AM TheWunn
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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'': Toriel, a powerful fire mage, uses magic to light her stove.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'': Toriel, a powerful fire mage, uses magic to light cook her stove.dinner.
14th Mar '16 7:04:08 AM Dimensio
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* In ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' video game series, Geralt is able to use the Igni sign to damage his foes, set them aflame to make them flail in a panic, sunder their armor to make them defenseless and ... light torches (even when lighting fires with the "interact" key, it's clear that Geralt is using Igni to do it). This is in keeping with the book series, where Geralt used Igni as both an offensive and a utilitarian technique.
5th Mar '16 7:37:58 AM Blazer
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'', Mephisto attempts to tempt [[VideoGame/DevilMayCry Dante]] with the idea of a family reunion in the latter's ending. Dante's response is to threaten the demon by blowing off his head if he doesn't give him a way to have free electricity for a year.
1st Mar '16 9:10:39 AM Kazmahu
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* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura Bon Appetit!'' has a Secret Ninja Art Scroll that can grant any wish as a prize for a cooking tournament (ignore the FridgeLogic, the guy who set it up admits he did it [[ItAmusedMe for a laugh]]). If it doesn;t get used for something ludicrous, it's this trope. Such as [[{{Hikkikomori}} Murasaki]] wishing for a refridgerator so she doesn't have to leave her room as often.
6th Feb '16 8:38:34 AM Koveras
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** Rods of fire, when not being used by the PC to break into the basement, are used for a number of mundane purposes around the Circle Tower: these include lighting fireplaces, burning peepholes in walls, playing pranks on annoying Templars, and general magical research.
** According to the in-game Codex, before the creation of the Circle of Magi, the Chantry employed mages exclusively so they could [[MisappliedPhlebotinum light candles and lamps with their powers.]]
** Meanwhile, the [[EmptyShell Tranquil]] mages occasionally turn their skills in enchanting and alchemy towards the brewing of ale for the more privileged mages.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** *** Rods of fire, when not being used by the PC to break into the basement, are used for a number of mundane purposes around the Circle Tower: these include lighting fireplaces, burning peepholes in walls, playing pranks on annoying Templars, and general magical research.
** *** According to the in-game Codex, before the creation of the Circle of Magi, the Chantry employed mages exclusively so they could [[MisappliedPhlebotinum light candles and lamps with their powers.]]
** *** Meanwhile, the [[EmptyShell Tranquil]] mages occasionally turn their skills in enchanting and alchemy towards the brewing of ale for the more privileged mages.



** Finally, in ''DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor receives a glowing sigil on their left hand that can be used to unleash magical destruction on their enemies, close holes in the fabric of reality, create shields that make the entire party invulnerable to damage, and act as a light source in the dark.

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** Finally, in ''DragonAgeInquisition'', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Inquisitor receives a glowing sigil on their left hand that can be used to unleash magical destruction on their enemies, close holes in the fabric of reality, create shields that make the entire party invulnerable to damage, and act as a light source in the dark.
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