History OffscreenMomentOfAwesome / VideoGames

28th Dec '16 4:36:40 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called "King of the Dwarves". Here's the rundown: the BigBad encourages a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad ''is'' the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents and keep him from gaining power, while you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking a troll warlord into doing it for you. And what does this epic battle look like? ''The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called "King of the Dwarves". Here's the rundown: the BigBad encourages a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad ''is'' the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents and keep him from gaining power, while Dwarves", where you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking trick a troll warlord into doing it for you.battling an army of Chaos Dwarves. And what does this epic battle look like? ''The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.''



* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', once you complete the Neutral path and sorta-befriend [[BigBad Flowey,]] eventually he will tell you how [[Papyrus' brother, Sans,]] 'caused him more than his fair share of resets', presumably when Flowey tried to kill everyone in the underground. We never get to see it ourselves, but you can have a taste of it in the [[KillEmAll No Mercy route.]] But be forewarned: [[ThatOneBoss You're gonna have a bad time.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', once you complete the Neutral path and sorta-befriend [[BigBad Flowey,]] eventually he will tell you how [[Papyrus' [[spoiler: Papyrus' brother, Sans,]] 'caused him more than his fair share of resets', presumably when Flowey tried to kill everyone in the underground. We never get to see it ourselves, but you can have a taste of it in the [[KillEmAll No Mercy route.]] But be forewarned: [[ThatOneBoss You're gonna have a bad time.]]
28th Dec '16 4:30:34 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called King of the Dwarves. Here's the rundown: the BigBad is speaking to a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad is the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents to keep Hreidmar from taking over while you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking a troll warlord into doing it for you. And what does this epic battle look like? The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' features a quest called King "King of the Dwarves. Dwarves". Here's the rundown: the BigBad is speaking to encourages a mob demanding that the oligarchs who run the city reinstate the monarchy based on records of who is descended from the king. Meanwhile, his forces (only the character knows they are his anyway) are preparing an attack on the city to divide the guards. Your character and friends sneak into the record vaults and discover that said Big Bad is ''is'' the rightful heir. The historical expert stays behind to forge the documents to and keep Hreidmar him from taking over gaining power, while you and Veldaban go to help the city guards against his forces. You do so by tricking a troll warlord into doing it for you. And what does this epic battle look like? The ''The troll warlord tells you to go back to the city and he'll take care of it.''
** The Player-Owned Ports minigame culminates in the RagtagBunchOfMisfits you've been helping on their individual quests banding together to take down an Eastern warlord with the powers of an [[ArtifactOfDoom Elder Artifact]], an unlimited horde of brainwashed sea monsters, and potential [[AGodAmI godhood]]. Since you're stuck [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin managing the port]], you never see ''any'' of it.
28th Oct '16 2:26:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' this comes at the very end of the game when [[spoiler: Alex goes off to fight Blados and Chalis off screen to give you time to save the world.]] Of course they all wind up surviving this little encounter. Camelot is quite skilled at never letting you know just how powerful this particular character is.

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* In ''GoldenSunDarkDawn'' ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' this comes at the very end of the game when [[spoiler: Alex goes off to fight Blados and Chalis off screen to give you time to save the world.]] Of course they all wind up surviving this little encounter. Camelot is quite skilled at never letting you know just how powerful this particular character is.
19th Oct '16 10:13:14 PM zequeins
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* Can occur in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. At the end of each match, the game awards "Play of the Game", and shows a replay of it. The problem is, the replay is from the ''player'''s perspective, even if they're someone like Torbjörn with indirect attacks. In that case, it won't show the actual Play of the Game, but what you coincidentally happened to be doing at the time, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ-s4T16M sliding off a cliff while dead]], or [[http://chipers.tumblr.com/post/145171697428 ogling a teammate]].

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* Can occur in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. At the end of each match, the game awards "Play of the Game", and shows a replay of it. The problem is, the replay is from the ''player'''s perspective, even if they're someone like Torbjörn with indirect attacks. In that case, it won't show the actual Play of the Game, but what you coincidentally happened to be doing at the time, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ-s4T16M sliding off a cliff while dead]], or [[http://chipers.tumblr.com/post/145171697428 ogling a teammate]].teammate]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', once you complete the Neutral path and sorta-befriend [[BigBad Flowey,]] eventually he will tell you how [[Papyrus' brother, Sans,]] 'caused him more than his fair share of resets', presumably when Flowey tried to kill everyone in the underground. We never get to see it ourselves, but you can have a taste of it in the [[KillEmAll No Mercy route.]] But be forewarned: [[ThatOneBoss You're gonna have a bad time.]]
11th Aug '16 5:12:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}, the Battle of Earth as a whole is this trope. The actual massive battle takes place ''in between'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Similarly, a lot of the massive battles of ''Reach'' happen in the background.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Halo}}, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', the Battle of Earth as a whole is this trope. The actual massive battle takes place ''in between'' ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}''. Additionally, the climatic space battle between the Elite and Covenant fleets in the latter game also happens offscreen while you're off doing your own thing. Similarly, a lot of the massive battles of ''Reach'' ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' happen in the background.
28th Jun '16 6:22:12 PM Adept
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* QuestForGloryII: Played hilariously straight. Your caravan is accosted by hundreds of brigands and looks to be overwhelmed. Following an intermission, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax you find yourself on top of a mountain of corpses, the brigands vanquished]].

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* QuestForGloryII: VideoGame/QuestForGloryII: Played hilariously straight. Your caravan is accosted by hundreds of brigands and looks to be overwhelmed. Following an intermission, [[CutscenePowerToTheMax you find yourself on top of a mountain of corpses, the brigands vanquished]].
30th May '16 10:13:38 PM billybobfred
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* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.

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* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.subordinate.
* Can occur in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. At the end of each match, the game awards "Play of the Game", and shows a replay of it. The problem is, the replay is from the ''player'''s perspective, even if they're someone like Torbjörn with indirect attacks. In that case, it won't show the actual Play of the Game, but what you coincidentally happened to be doing at the time, such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiMJ-s4T16M sliding off a cliff while dead]], or [[http://chipers.tumblr.com/post/145171697428 ogling a teammate]].
24th Apr '16 12:56:02 AM kazokuhouou
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* One of the most iconic events in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is Dracula's KilledOffForReal moment in 1999, in which Julius Belmont sealed off Dracula's castle, cutting off Dracula from his source of power, and ''then'' killed Dracula. The catch? This climatic battle has never been depicted in any ''Castlevania'' media; the closest we get is retellings of it in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' duology, not even a cutscene.

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* One of the most iconic events in the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' franchise is Dracula's KilledOffForReal moment in 1999, in which Julius Belmont sealed off Dracula's castle, cutting off Dracula from his source of power, and ''then'' killed Dracula. The catch? This climatic battle has never been depicted in any ''Castlevania'' media; the closest we get is retellings of it in the ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow'' duology, not even a cutscene.cutscene.
* Quite a number of people would like to know how, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Camilla talked Beruka, [[spoiler: her ''would-be assassin'',]] into becoming her loyal subordinate.
9th Apr '16 4:27:15 PM Steven
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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise is portrayed as the evil MegaCorp that caused the zombie outbreak throughout multiple games. The endings of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' imply that the protagonists are going to take on Umbrella directly, but the closest they ever gotten was Claire storming Umbrella's headquarters at the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' and then getting captured quickly. By the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Umbrella gets into trouble with the government and they fall into bankruptcy. To rub the salt further into the wound, Jill and Chris in a flashback during ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' are shown to be hunting down the man behind Umbrella, but Wesker intervenes and cuts their plan short. A shame that the player never gets to take Umbrella down themselves directly. [[spoiler: Spencer, the guy behind Umberlla, is shown to be an extremely frail and old man confined to a wheelchair and is killed off by Wesker in a cut scene.]]

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* The Umbrella corporation in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise is portrayed as the evil MegaCorp that caused the zombie outbreak throughout multiple games. The endings of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' imply that the protagonists are going to take on Umbrella directly, but the closest they ever gotten was Claire storming Umbrella's headquarters at the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' and then getting captured quickly. By the start of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', Umbrella gets into trouble with the government and they fall into bankruptcy. To rub the salt further into the wound, Jill and Chris in a flashback during ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' are shown to be hunting down the man behind Umbrella, but Wesker intervenes and cuts their plan short. A shame that the player never gets to take Umbrella down themselves directly. [[spoiler: Spencer, the guy behind Umberlla, is shown to be an extremely frail and old man confined to a wheelchair and is killed off by Wesker in a cut scene. It is also stated that Wesker was the one who had leaked information to the government about Umbrella's experiments and also testified against them in court.]]
17th Feb '16 2:08:46 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a moment where [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin]] has to [[DragonRider ride a dragon]] to reach their final destination. ''"Hold on, Dovahkiin! Prepare to see Skyrim as you never have before!"''. As soon as they rise into the air and the choir kicks in, the player is skipped directly towards the destination. They adressed this later with the "Dovahkiin" DownloadableContent, which adds the ability to travel Skyrim by riding dragons.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a moment where [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin]] has to [[DragonRider ride a dragon]] to reach their final destination. ''"Hold on, Dovahkiin! Prepare to see Skyrim as you never have before!"''. As soon as they rise into the air and the choir kicks in, the player is skipped directly towards the destination. They adressed this later with the "Dovahkiin" "Dragonborn" DownloadableContent, which adds the ability to travel Skyrim by riding dragons.
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