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10th May '16 11:12:07 AM NeoTerraKnight
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* Stranger the BountyHunter in ''Videogame/{{Oddworld}}: Strangerís Wrath''. Although itís optional as to whether enemies are dead or not, Stranger still bounties a heck of a lot of Outlaws. Itís taken even further when [[spoiler:Stranger is outed as a Steef]], meaning that greater amounts of enemies are now being thrown at him [[spoiler:due to ''his'' bounty]], and suddenly there isn't as much pressure to keep enemies alive anymore...

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* Stranger the BountyHunter in ''Videogame/{{Oddworld}}: Strangerís Stranger’s Wrath''. Although itís optional as to whether enemies are dead or not, Stranger still bounties a heck of a lot of Outlaws. Itís taken even further when [[spoiler:Stranger is outed as a Steef]], meaning that greater amounts of enemies are now being thrown at him [[spoiler:due to ''his'' bounty]], and suddenly there isn't as much pressure to keep enemies alive anymore...



** In ''VideoGame/Starfox 64'', the Star Fox team presents their "fee" (kill count) to the Cornerian army for their services. Depending on how high the number is, General Pepper has reactions ranging from "It was worth it," to "WHAT!?!"

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** In ''VideoGame/Starfox 64'', ''VideoGame/Starfox64'', the Star Fox team presents their "fee" (kill count) to the Cornerian army for their services. Depending on how high the number is, General Pepper has reactions ranging from "It was worth it," to "WHAT!?!""WHAT!?!"
** In ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' reboot, this says a lot when [[spoiler:Fox has to go against all four Star Wolf pilots in Venom and defeat them... ''by himself''!]]
28th Apr '16 8:38:40 AM StFan
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', Gordon Freeman starts off as an unassuming [[BadassBookworm theoretical physicist]] whose job basically amounts to [[AlmightyJanitor manual labor]]. But one resonance cascade and crowbar pickup later, Gordon is a virtually unstoppable badass who fends off not only an entire invasion of incredibly lethal aliens, but also whole platoons of crack soldiers. When he returns in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' he finds that he has become a [[ShroudedInMyth legendary figure]] whose mere presence is enough to precipitate a worldwide revolt. (No doubt his nigh-unique "hazard suit" helped, but it amounts to a bit of a {{handwave}}.)
** This was also lampshaded in ''Half-Life 2'' in Dr. Breen's message to the Combine forces:
--->"How could one man have slipped through your force's fingers time and time again? How is it possible? This is not some agent provocateur or highly trained assassin we are discussing. Gordon Freeman is a [[BadassBookworm theoretical physicist]] who had [[InformedAbility hardly earned the distinction of his Ph.D.]] at the time of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Black Mesa Incident]]. I have good reason to believe that in the intervening years, he was in [[HumanPopsicle a state that precluded further development of covert skills]]. The man you have consistently failed to slow, let alone capture, is by all standards simply that--[[RightManInTheWrongPlace an ordinary man]]. How can you have failed to apprehend him? Well... I will leave the upbraiding for another time, to the extent it proves necessary. Now is the moment to redeem yourselves."
** ''FreemansMind'' mentions several times Freeman's increasing body count and the ramifications thereof. "Man, if I get indicted once I leave here this is getting harder and harder to explain. I don't think anyone's gonna buy a few dozen counts of self-defense with a submachine gun."
*** By Episode 31 he [[IncrediblyLamePun changed his mind]] again to a more [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]]-like attitude: who would believe the prosecutor if told that he, Gordon Freeman, an untrained scientist, survived monsters, killed hundreds of marines and launched a missile?
*** And by Episode 51 he's tired of the whole damn thing-"people aspire to be a one man army cause it sounds badass, not because you literally want to be a one many army, it's do everything yourself or ''die''."
** You have to be a complete {{Badass}} for the enemy high command to name you '''Anticitizen One'''.
** Gordon is so badass that he's hired by interdimensional aliens, ostensibly as a walking weapon of mass destruction.
** However, [[MauveShirt Barney]] does the same thing, with only security guard gear, [[HeroOfAnotherStory and no-one really noticed]].
*** No-one except the ''G-Man'', who denies having a hand in his survival.

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', Gordon Freeman starts off as an unassuming [[BadassBookworm theoretical physicist]] whose job basically amounts to [[AlmightyJanitor manual labor]]. But one resonance cascade and crowbar pickup later, Gordon is a virtually unstoppable badass who fends off not only an entire invasion of incredibly lethal aliens, but also whole platoons of crack soldiers. When he returns in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' he finds that he has become a [[ShroudedInMyth legendary figure]] whose mere presence is enough to precipitate a worldwide revolt. (No doubt his nigh-unique "hazard suit" helped, but it amounts to a bit of a {{handwave}}.)
**
) This was also lampshaded in ''Half-Life 2'' in Dr. Breen's message to the Combine forces:
--->"How --->'''Dr. Breen:''' How could one man have slipped through your force's fingers time and time again? How is it possible? This is not some agent provocateur or highly trained assassin we are discussing. Gordon Freeman is a [[BadassBookworm theoretical physicist]] who had [[InformedAbility hardly earned the distinction of his Ph.D.]] at the time of the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Black Mesa Incident]]. I have good reason to believe that in the intervening years, he was in [[HumanPopsicle a state that precluded further development of covert skills]]. The man you have consistently failed to slow, let alone capture, is by all standards simply that--[[RightManInTheWrongPlace that -- [[RightManInTheWrongPlace an ordinary man]]. How can you have failed to apprehend him? Well... I will leave the upbraiding for another time, to the extent it proves necessary. Now is the moment to redeem yourselves."
yourselves.
** ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' mentions several times Freeman's increasing body count and the ramifications thereof. "Man, if I get indicted once I leave here this is getting harder and harder to explain. I don't think anyone's gonna buy a few dozen counts of self-defense with a submachine gun."
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" By Episode 31 he [[IncrediblyLamePun changed his mind]] again to a more [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke]]-like attitude: who would believe the prosecutor if told that he, Gordon Freeman, an untrained scientist, survived monsters, killed hundreds of marines and launched a missile?
*** And
missile?And by Episode 51 he's tired of the whole damn thing-"people aspire to be a one man army cause it sounds badass, not because you literally want to be a one many army, it's do everything yourself or ''die''."
** You have to be a complete {{Badass}} for the enemy high command to name you '''Anticitizen One'''.
** Gordon is so badass that he's hired by interdimensional aliens, ostensibly as a walking weapon of mass destruction.
** However, [[MauveShirt Barney]] does the same thing, with only security guard gear, [[HeroOfAnotherStory and no-one really noticed]].
*** No-one except the ''G-Man'', who denies having a hand in his survival.
"
26th Apr '16 7:30:19 AM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Thunder God Cid Orlandeau in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' can become one with even the slightest focus on leveling him up. His class, Holy Swordsman is essentially three classes' worth of attacks rolled into one (three very good classes, at that), he can easily exploit enemy weaknesses regardless of situation and has the stats to back it up. If you put even the slightest effort into leveling him up, he can solo most maps.

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* Thunder God Cid Orlandeau in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' can become one with even the slightest focus on leveling him up.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics''. His class, Holy Swordsman is essentially three classes' worth of attacks rolled into one (three very good classes, at that), he can easily exploit enemy weaknesses regardless of situation and has the stats to back it up. If you put even the slightest effort into leveling him up, he can solo most maps.
25th Apr '16 10:59:57 PM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Thunder God Cid Orlandeau in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' can become one with even the slightest focus on leveling him up. His class, Holy Swordsman class is essentially three classes' worth of attacks rolled into one (three very good classes, at that), he can easily exploit enemy weaknesses regardless of situation and has the stats to back it up. If you put even the slightest effort into leveling him up, he can solo most maps.

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* Thunder God Cid Orlandeau in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' can become one with even the slightest focus on leveling him up. His class, Holy Swordsman class is essentially three classes' worth of attacks rolled into one (three very good classes, at that), he can easily exploit enemy weaknesses regardless of situation and has the stats to back it up. If you put even the slightest effort into leveling him up, he can solo most maps.
25th Apr '16 10:58:00 PM Seth_Phoenix2000
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* Thunder God Cid Orlandeau in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' can become one with even the slightest focus on leveling him up. His class, Holy Swordsman class is essentially three classes' worth of attacks rolled into one (three very good classes, at that), he can easily exploit enemy weaknesses regardless of situation and has the stats to back it up. If you put even the slightest effort into leveling him up, he can solo most maps.
12th Apr '16 8:13:31 AM Gallimaufry
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* Every player character in ''BillyVsSnakeman'' is considered to be this simply by dint of being ninja. The battles on Kaiju Island requires you to wade through hundreds and hundreds of minions, avoiding their attacks simply by being too ninja-awesome to hit. [[spoiler:Or you can just crush them with your kaiju form.]] Logs from The War That Broke The World reveal that the kaiju were terrified of the ninja's apparent inability to lose against anything but a 0% success chance. [[spoiler:Having the ability to SaveScum helped.]]
31st Mar '16 5:26:53 AM ahasemore
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** [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in Starcraft2. One of the abilities in [[VideoGame/LegacyOfTheVoid]] is to call him down to a location for 30 seconds to fight for you, [[LightningBruiser and that's generally all the time he'll need]].

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** [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in Starcraft2. One of the abilities in [[VideoGame/LegacyOfTheVoid]] [[VideoGame/LegacyOfTheVoid Legacy of the Void]] is to call him down to a location for 30 seconds to fight for you, [[LightningBruiser and that's generally all the time he'll need]].
31st Mar '16 5:26:10 AM ahasemore
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* [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in Starcraft2. One of the abilities in LegacyOfTheVoid is to call him down to a location for 30 seconds to fight for you, and that's generally all the time he'll need.
* Really, most 'Hero' units can be considered this, as they are many times stronger and tougher than any normal unit, and usually carry abilities that makes them capable of taking on multiple top-tech units with proper control.

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* ** [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in Starcraft2. One of the abilities in LegacyOfTheVoid [[VideoGame/LegacyOfTheVoid]] is to call him down to a location for 30 seconds to fight for you, [[LightningBruiser and that's generally all the time he'll need.
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need]].
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Really, most 'Hero' units can be considered this, as they are many times stronger and tougher than any normal unit, and usually carry abilities that makes them capable of taking on multiple top-tech units with proper control.
31st Mar '16 5:24:27 AM ahasemore
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* [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in Starcraft2. One of the abilities in LegacyOfTheVoid is to call him down to a location for 30 seconds to fight for you, and that's generally all the time he'll need.
* Really, most 'Hero' units can be considered this, as they are many times stronger and tougher than any normal unit, and usually carry abilities that makes them capable of taking on multiple top-tech units with proper control.
21st Feb '16 10:24:08 AM karategal
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* The player's character in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' gains notoriety for this as the game progresses. In addition, a good character will express a feeling of being haunted by the hundreds of dead behind them to a party member in the final act.
** Most likely not intended, but the first act involves the player killing, what according to the setting, is significant portion of the eponymous city, who have all decided to join thief's guilds.
*** If the player joins the theives' guild instead, you'll discover most of those are mooks from out of town. It's still a lot of mooks.
** There's even a History Feat that points specifically to this, called "Orcslayer", or something similar. The description says that the "broken remains of the orcs clans curse the day you were born", making it unambigous that you have slain the majority of the orcs of the region.



* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Myth}} Myth 2]]'' Alric the Emperor of the Cath Buric can take on an entire army with the help of a magic sword that shoots fricking lighting out to strike down his enemies, in fact it's suggested that you let him be a one man army considering that the lighting can kill your troops to. when he's not wielding that sword he has a magic spell that jumps from enemy to enemy blowing up each one. Once you run out of spells you still is unbeatable in single combat. His evil counterparts are even more badass emphasis on bad. By using the level editor with ''Myth 2'' you control soulblighter who is invincible to all but alric's attack's. Balor soulblighter's predecessor is once again invincible with the added bonus of calling lighting down out of the sky. shiver has a range of spells well suited for taking out an army but not invincible. And the the deceiver can brainwash an entire army and does in one level.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Myth}} Myth 2]]'' 2]]'', Alric the Emperor of the Cath Buric can take on an entire army with the help of a magic sword that shoots fricking lighting out to strike down his enemies, in fact it's suggested that you let him be a one man army considering that the lighting can kill your troops to. when he's not wielding that sword he has a magic spell that jumps from enemy to enemy blowing up each one. Once you run out of spells you still is unbeatable in single combat. His evil counterparts are even more badass emphasis on bad. By using the level editor with ''Myth 2'' you control soulblighter who is invincible to all but alric's attack's. Balor soulblighter's predecessor is once again invincible with the added bonus of calling lighting down out of the sky. shiver has a range of spells well suited for taking out an army but not invincible. And the the deceiver can brainwash an entire army and does in one level.


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* The player's character in ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' gains notoriety for this as the game progresses. In addition, a good character will express a feeling of being haunted by the hundreds of dead behind them to a party member in the final act.
** Most likely not intended, but the first act involves the player killing, what according to the setting, is significant portion of the eponymous city, who have all decided to join thief's guilds.
*** If the player joins the theives' guild instead, you'll discover most of those are mooks from out of town. It's still a lot of mooks.
** There's even a History Feat that points specifically to this, called "Orcslayer", or something similar. The description says that the "broken remains of the orcs clans curse the day you were born", making it unambigous that you have slain the majority of the orcs of the region.
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