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21st Jun '16 4:43:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' features characters like Genji (a cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent scientist gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' features features characters like Genji (a cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent scientist gorilla from the moon), [=McCree=] (a cyborg cowboy), Torbjorn (a cyborg dwarf), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).
21st Jun '16 4:42:36 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings us characters like Genji (a cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings us features characters like Genji (a cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent scientist gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).
21st Jun '16 4:42:01 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings us characters like Genji (cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings us characters like Genji (cyborg (a cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).
21st Jun '16 4:41:52 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}:'' The Beastly Scourge manages to combine ''four'' different monsters into one lifecycle. The Scourge is triggered by consumption of the Old Blood (vampire) - which originates from [[spoiler:otherworldly Great Ones (EldritchAbomination)]] - and first turns the afflicted into mindless, deformed husks (zombie), before finally transforming them into lycanthropes (werewolf). So basically throughout the game you're fighting Vampiric Zombified [[spoiler:Cosmic]] Werewolves.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}:'' The Beastly Scourge manages to combine ''four'' different monsters into one lifecycle. The Scourge is triggered by consumption of the Old Blood (vampire) - which originates from [[spoiler:otherworldly Great Ones (EldritchAbomination)]] - and first turns the afflicted into mindless, deformed husks (zombie), before finally transforming them into lycanthropes (werewolf). So basically throughout the game you're fighting Vampiric Zombified [[spoiler:Cosmic]] Werewolves.Werewolves.
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' brings us characters like Genji (cyborg ninja), Winston (a super-intelligent gorilla from the moon), and Zenyatta (a robot monk).
6th Jun '16 12:33:03 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''Deathsmiles II'' brings us Satan Claws, a fusion of Santa Claus and Satan, who also serves as the FinalBoss.

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** ''Deathsmiles II'' brings us [[BadSanta Satan Claws, Claws]], a fusion of Santa Claus and Satan, who also serves as the FinalBoss.
5th Jun '16 10:29:51 PM erforce
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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country 2]]'' has a rollercoaster level inwhich you are persued by a pirate crocodile skeleton ghost.

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* ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country 2]]'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'' has a rollercoaster level inwhich you are persued by a pirate crocodile skeleton ghost.
6th May '16 6:58:32 PM nombretomado
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* When ''GaiaOnline'' was still developing its MMO, ''zOMG!'', this was mentioned as a selling point of the ring system: players can mix and match different abilities. Equipping a specific set of four rings on one hand results in a Ring Set that provides a status buff. The sets have labels such as Athlete, Chef, Demon... and yes, even Ninja and Pirate. And yes, you '''can''' have two ring sets active at once.

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* When ''GaiaOnline'' ''Website/GaiaOnline'' was still developing its MMO, ''zOMG!'', this was mentioned as a selling point of the ring system: players can mix and match different abilities. Equipping a specific set of four rings on one hand results in a Ring Set that provides a status buff. The sets have labels such as Athlete, Chef, Demon... and yes, even Ninja and Pirate. And yes, you '''can''' have two ring sets active at once.
16th Apr '16 9:55:38 PM Quanyails
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* It is perfectly possible to end up as a blaster-toting Goblin Lich in VideoGame/MightAndMagic VII.

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* It is perfectly possible to end up as a blaster-toting Goblin Lich in VideoGame/MightAndMagic VII.''VideoGame/MightAndMagic VII''.
28th Mar '16 7:46:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Franchise/SuperMarioBros. features a short, slightly pudgy, Italian plumber with a noted ability for high-jumping and his equally skillful brother venturing through vast, often absurd, lands populated by phallic vermin, talking bipedal turtles, sentient fire-breathing flytraps, shy ghosts, mushroom capped midgets, tiny-rhinos, literally flying fish, velociraptors that are born with a saddle and almost everything in between while trying to rescue a cutesy, pink-clad princess from a giant turtle-oni-dinosaur-monster king and his equally weird eight children; while consuming mushrooms, flowers, leaves, herbs, plumes, stars and more recently acorns that somehow grant them super powers. It just doesn't get any weirder than that... Until you turn to the RPG series.
* The game Parasite Eve 2 has the GOLEM, which are human enhanced with cybernetics and advanced weaponry (from laser swords, toxin injectors to grenade launchers), kept in stasis and only awakened when needed. They shamble around slowly like zombies when not in attack mode. The Knight and Bishop variants have camouflage which means they can turn invisible to sneak up on you. So ... ninja, zombie and robot, 3 out of 4. Not bad, eh?

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* Franchise/SuperMarioBros. ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' features a short, slightly pudgy, Italian plumber with a noted ability for high-jumping and his equally skillful brother venturing through vast, often absurd, lands populated by phallic vermin, talking bipedal turtles, sentient fire-breathing flytraps, shy ghosts, mushroom capped midgets, tiny-rhinos, literally flying fish, velociraptors that are born with a saddle and almost everything in between while trying to rescue a cutesy, pink-clad princess from a giant turtle-oni-dinosaur-monster king and his equally weird eight children; while consuming mushrooms, flowers, leaves, herbs, plumes, stars and more recently acorns that somehow grant them super powers. It just doesn't get any weirder than that... Until you turn to the RPG series.
* The game Parasite Eve 2 ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' has the GOLEM, which are human enhanced with cybernetics and advanced weaponry (from laser swords, toxin injectors to grenade launchers), kept in stasis and only awakened when needed. They shamble around slowly like zombies when not in attack mode. The Knight and Bishop variants have camouflage which means they can turn invisible to sneak up on you. So ... ninja, zombie and robot, 3 out of 4. Not bad, eh?



* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is heavy in this trope (more so in the books) due to the Jackals, or Kig-Yar: a series of dinosaur-like aliens that travel around raiding vessels for goods to sell, like pirates(!). They're also employed by the overtly religious Covenant as special-forces soldiers and (in one case) as specialised assassins, making them a troperiffic race of Ninja Priest Commando Dinosaur Space Pirates. Wow.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' is heavy in this trope (more so in the books) due to the Jackals, or Kig-Yar: a series of dinosaur-like aliens that travel around raiding vessels for goods to sell, like pirates(!). They're also employed by the overtly religious Covenant as special-forces soldiers and (in one case) as specialised specialized assassins, making them a troperiffic race of Ninja Priest Commando Dinosaur Space Pirates. Wow.



* VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Kane's Wrath has the Marked of Kane, whose basic infantry squad is composed by [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead]] [[AppliedPhlebotinum tiberium]]-mutated cyborgs of [[KnightTemplar religious fanatics]] armed with, intead of arms, [[ArmCannon heavy machine guns]] and {{EMP}} cannons.

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* VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Kane's Wrath Wrath]]'' has the Marked of Kane, whose basic infantry squad is composed by [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead]] [[AppliedPhlebotinum tiberium]]-mutated cyborgs of [[KnightTemplar religious fanatics]] armed with, intead of arms, [[ArmCannon heavy machine guns]] and {{EMP}} cannons.



** His later review of ''Painkiller'', specifically the particular projectiles launched by a certain weapon. "Shurikens and lightning!"
* ''{{Gungrave}}'' is built around this. If ''Gungrave: Overdose'' didn't feature Rocketbilly Redcadillac - a rockabilly ghost possessing an electricity-shooting guitar - I wouldn't have bought it. Did I mention it's all designed by the creator of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''?

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** His later review of ''Painkiller'', ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'', specifically the particular projectiles launched by a certain weapon. "Shurikens and lightning!"
* ''{{Gungrave}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' is built around this. If ''Gungrave: Overdose'' didn't feature Rocketbilly Redcadillac - a rockabilly ghost possessing an electricity-shooting guitar - I wouldn't have bought it. Did I mention it's all designed by the creator of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''?



** Another mod for Half-Life, ''AfraidOfMonsters'', has this too. Not as blatant as the above mod, but one enemy in it is a ''giant flickering ghost alien NightmareFace that shoot homing bees with a childish laughter''. But it's all okay, because it is only one of many hallucinations in the mod.

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** Another mod for Half-Life, ''AfraidOfMonsters'', ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'', has this too. Not as blatant as the above mod, but one enemy in it is a ''giant flickering ghost alien NightmareFace that shoot homing bees with a childish laughter''. But it's all okay, because it is only one of many hallucinations in the mod.



* Captain Falcon of VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} fame is part racecar driver, part bounty hunter. It doesn't hurt that he actually IS {{badass}}.

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* Captain Falcon of VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' fame is part racecar driver, part bounty hunter. It doesn't hurt that he actually IS {{badass}}.



** The second ''MegaManStarForce'' game stretches this to its limits; depending on what game you choose, you can become a sentient waveform ninja, knight, or ''dinosaur''. And you can also temporarily turn into a combination of two of the three - or, depending on your waveband Brothers, a combination of ''all three''. There were also plans to include a pirate tribe, but unfortunately, uh, they didn't make it.

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** The second ''MegaManStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' game stretches this to its limits; depending on what game you choose, you can become a sentient waveform ninja, knight, or ''dinosaur''. And you can also temporarily turn into a combination of two of the three - or, depending on your waveband Brothers, a combination of ''all three''. There were also plans to include a pirate tribe, but unfortunately, uh, they didn't make it.



*** Speaking of aliens in the Mega Man series, the Robot Masters of Mega Man V for the Gameboy are all confirmed alien in origin, this gives us such combinations as Venus the Alien Anthropomorphic Crab Robot, and Pluto the Alien WereCat Robot.

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*** Speaking of aliens in the Mega Man ''Mega Man'' series, the Robot Masters of Mega Man V ''VideoGame/MegaManV'' for the Gameboy are all confirmed alien in origin, this gives us such combinations as Venus the Alien Anthropomorphic Crab Robot, and Pluto the Alien WereCat Robot.
28th Mar '16 7:39:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''SakuraTaisen'' features [[{{Takarazuka}} Takarazuka actresses]] with [[MagicalGirl magical powers]] piloting [[{{Steampunk}} steam-powered]] [[HumongousMecha mechas]] to fight [[DemonicInvaders demons]]. And it's also DatingSim.
** The fifth (and to date, final) game takes it to another level, with one of the girls also being a half-Japanese/half-American Samurai Cowgirl [[{{Meido}} Maid]]. With a SplitPersonality.

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* ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' features [[{{Takarazuka}} Takarazuka actresses]] with [[MagicalGirl magical powers]] piloting [[{{Steampunk}} steam-powered]] [[HumongousMecha mechas]] to fight [[DemonicInvaders demons]]. And it's also a DatingSim.
** The [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove fifth (and to date, final) game game]] takes it to another level, with one of the girls also being a half-Japanese/half-American Samurai Cowgirl [[{{Meido}} Maid]]. With a SplitPersonality.
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