History OneManArmy / VideoGames

21st Sep '16 6:17:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a very rare RTS example, ''WorldInConflict'' can have this. An ordinary unit of 5 soldiers can take cover and fight ridiculously well against more enemies, with bad cover. One time while this player was playing Cascade Falls, a unit took cover in the ruins of a house and held off most of the Soviet army until [[spoiler:a [[NukeEm hydrogen bomb]] was dropped on the nearby town]].

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* In a very rare RTS example, ''WorldInConflict'' ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' can have this. An ordinary unit of 5 soldiers can take cover and fight ridiculously well against more enemies, with bad cover. One time while this player was playing Cascade Falls, a unit took cover in the ruins of a house and held off most of the Soviet army until [[spoiler:a [[NukeEm hydrogen bomb]] was dropped on the nearby town]].
18th Sep '16 7:29:42 PM nombretomado
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* Alan Wake in, well, ''AlanWake''. For a novelist who never fired a gun outside of a shooting range, he is impressively adept at gunning down the Taken. It turns out, however, that [[spoiler: he gained this ability by literally giving it to himself. Thanks to the supernatural effects of Cauldron Lake, everything he wrote as part of his novel "Departure" came true - and he wrote himself as the novel's protagonist who faced hordes of Taken and barely survived.]]

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* Alan Wake in, well, ''AlanWake''.''VideoGame/AlanWake''. For a novelist who never fired a gun outside of a shooting range, he is impressively adept at gunning down the Taken. It turns out, however, that [[spoiler: he gained this ability by literally giving it to himself. Thanks to the supernatural effects of Cauldron Lake, everything he wrote as part of his novel "Departure" came true - and he wrote himself as the novel's protagonist who faced hordes of Taken and barely survived.]]



* ''ArmyOfTwo'' has, well, a ''Two'' Man Army, but still.

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* ''ArmyOfTwo'' ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'' has, well, a ''Two'' Man Army, but still.
4th Sep '16 2:51:08 AM thatmadork
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** The Sole Survivor of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' might qualify by single-handedly wiping out the Gunner army at Quincy, the perpetrators of the infamous [[CurbStompBattle "Quincy Massacre"]]. They ''certainly'' qualify if they resolve the ''Nuka World'' story through the "Open Season" quest: [[spoiler:You may remember the CrowningMomentOfAwesome that was wiping out the slaver den of Paradise Falls back in ''3''? Well, "Open Season" is that [[UpToEleven cranked up one hundred times]]. Three ruthless raider gangs, each large, well-armed and organised enough to conquer the Commonwealth themselves, have taken control of what was once a peaceful trading post at the park and enslaved and murdered the traders there. To free the traders, you have to kill the raiders. '''[[GoodIsNotSoft And every last one of the evil bastards has to go]]'''.]]
27th Aug '16 8:05:50 AM thatmadork
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** And in one of the Drama CDs, resident [[GeniusBruiser Genius]] LightningBruiser Sol Badguy carved through an army of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Gears]] singlehandedly. Being the SuperPrototype Gear probably helped.
26th Aug '16 12:03:45 PM KEEP_IN
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* Chin of ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' is apparently a "killer machine" fit to be tasked with wiping out the ''entirety of China'' (at the time of the game's release, that would be 1.2 billion people!)
11th Aug '16 5:08:18 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Though ''all'' of the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are referred to by the ScaryDogmaticAliens of The Covenant as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Demons]]", the Master Chief is a standout even among his fellow [[BioAugmentation bio-augmented]] and PowerArmor-wearing comrades, with only [[VideoGame/HaloReach Noble Six]] possibly equaling him in deadliness.
** The lack of psychological damage is justified as he's been training for this since he was six, with the UNSC taking particular care to make sure that he and the other [=Spartan-IIs=] would be able to remain mentally stable no matter what. Note that in the expanded universe, the [=Spartan-IIIs=] are created with less attention to their psychological well-being, due to being conceived as ''disposable'' SuperSoldiers; Lucy-B091 remained DumbStruck for 7+ years after a suicide mission which killed all but two people of her 300-strong company.
** ''Anime/HaloLegends'' gives us one of the earliest known Arbiters, who manages to carve through an entire Covenant Army with naught but Energy Swords and sheer TranquilFury.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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Though ''all'' of the [[SuperSoldier Spartans]] in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are referred to by the ScaryDogmaticAliens of The Covenant as "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Demons]]", the Master Chief is a standout even among his fellow [[BioAugmentation bio-augmented]] and PowerArmor-wearing comrades, with only [[VideoGame/HaloReach Noble Six]] possibly equaling him in deadliness.
** The lack of the Chief's psychological damage is justified as he's been training for this since he was six, with the UNSC taking particular care to make sure that he and the other [=Spartan-IIs=] would be able to remain mentally stable no matter what. Note that in the expanded universe, the [=Spartan-IIIs=] are created with less attention to their psychological well-being, due to being conceived as ''disposable'' SuperSoldiers; Lucy-B091 remained DumbStruck for 7+ years after a suicide mission which killed all but two people of her 300-strong company.
** ''Anime/HaloLegends'' gives introduced to us one of the earliest known Arbiters, who manages to carve through an entire Covenant Army with naught but Energy Swords and sheer TranquilFury.
21st Jul '16 8:09:36 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** And the Halo graphic novel gave us Sergeant Johnson slaughtering through Flood after Flood all on his own... although it's justified since [[spoiler: he's actually a Spartan-I and therefore somehow immune to the Flood virus.]] But the point still stands.

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** And the Halo graphic novel ''ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel'' gave us Sergeant Johnson slaughtering through Flood after Flood all on his own... although it's justified since [[spoiler: he's actually a Spartan-I and therefore somehow immune to the Flood virus.]] virus ([[ContinuitySnarl Maybe]])]]. But the point still stands.
17th Jul '16 8:36:08 AM nombretomado
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* [[AsurasWrath Asura]] takes this to higher levels, taking down enemy after enemy like no tommorow, from massive buddha mooks, to PLANET SIZED DEMIGODS.

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* [[AsurasWrath [[VideoGame/AsurasWrath Asura]] takes this to higher levels, taking down enemy after enemy like no tommorow, tomorow, from massive buddha mooks, to PLANET SIZED DEMIGODS.
25th Jun '16 12:07:57 PM Prfnoff
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* Michael Ford in ''TheConduit'' and ''{{Conduit 2}}''.
* This occurs in the "Conflict" games, "Desert Storm" and "Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad". In these two games, despite having a team of four highly-trained and specialised soldiers -- a rifleman, sniper, heavy weapons specialist and demolitions expert/engineer -- players were capable of completing each mission of the games with just the heavy weapons specialist, Mick Connors. His skill with a light machine gun and anti-tank weaponry, coupled with the game's [[ImprobableAimingSkills auto-aim system]], [[BagOfHolding bottomless backpacks]], and more than enough ammo to supply an army in each level, made Connors capable of carrying out every mission he appears in solo. Though he would need to be given mission-dependent equipment from his comrades such as C4 and designators at the start of each level.

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* Michael Ford in ''TheConduit'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' and ''{{Conduit ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}''.
* This occurs in the "Conflict" ''VideoGame/{{Conflict}}'' games, "Desert Storm" and "Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad". In these two games, despite having a team of four highly-trained and specialised soldiers -- a rifleman, sniper, heavy weapons specialist and demolitions expert/engineer -- players were capable of completing each mission of the games with just the heavy weapons specialist, Mick Connors. His skill with a light machine gun and anti-tank weaponry, coupled with the game's [[ImprobableAimingSkills auto-aim system]], [[BagOfHolding bottomless backpacks]], and more than enough ammo to supply an army in each level, made Connors capable of carrying out every mission he appears in solo. Though he would need to be given mission-dependent equipment from his comrades such as C4 and designators at the start of each level.



* ''ImmortalDefense'' had your ascended character slaughter thousand of ships and everyone on board in the [[spoiler:eons long]] defense of your [[spoiler:dead]] homeworld.

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* ''ImmortalDefense'' ''VideoGame/ImmortalDefense'' had your ascended character slaughter thousand of ships and everyone on board in the [[spoiler:eons long]] defense of your [[spoiler:dead]] homeworld.
23rd Jun '16 8:05:17 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TimeCrisis'', the protagonist, Richard Miller, is explicitly described as a "one-man army" in the opening scenes. Although his body count is somewhat less than the other examples, he does manage to completely clear out a castle being used as a crime base in about 15 minutes. The rest of the games feature two-man armies.

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* In ''TimeCrisis'', ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'', the protagonist, Richard Miller, is explicitly described as a "one-man army" in the opening scenes. Although his body count is somewhat less than the other examples, he does manage to completely clear out a castle being used as a crime base in about 15 minutes. The rest of the games feature two-man armies.
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