History OneManArmy / VideoGames

21st Feb '17 6:25:41 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much any SOLDIER 1st Class from the world of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' counts. For example, in ''CrisisCore'', one of Zack's first missions is essentially summed up as "Storm the enemy base alone. [[StormingTheCastle Have fun]]." By the end of the game, it literally takes the strength of the entire Shinra standing army to take Zack down.

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* Pretty much any SOLDIER 1st Class from the world of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' counts. For example, in ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', one of Zack's first missions is essentially summed up as "Storm the enemy base alone. [[StormingTheCastle Have fun]]." By the end of the game, it literally takes the strength of the entire Shinra standing army to take Zack down.
22nd Jan '17 2:55:19 PM Xtifr
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* Melqart's first appearance in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'' has him wipe out an entire legion by himself. He is a WarGod. Though his power depends on the supply of mana the user is able to offer him, and during said appearance TheHero had stored up 7 years worth for such an eventuality. Even so, the WarGod is still far stronger than anyone else in TheParty.

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* Melqart's first appearance in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2'' has him wipe out an entire legion by himself. He is a WarGod. Though his power depends on the supply of mana the user is able to offer him, and during said appearance TheHero had stored up 7 years worth for such an eventuality. Even so, the WarGod is still far stronger than anyone else in TheParty.the party.
7th Jan '17 4:59:29 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''Doom 3'' downplays the "anything special about him", though; furthermore as a HeroicMime, his psychological state remains unclear, although in the ExpansionPack you play a different character. Who, er, doesn't even blink when the entire rest of his squad gets annihilated by an artifact which he then carries for the rest of the game...

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** ''Doom 3'' ''VideoGame/Doom3'' downplays the "anything special about him", though; furthermore as a HeroicMime, his psychological state remains unclear, although in the ExpansionPack you play a different character. Who, er, doesn't even blink when the entire rest of his squad gets annihilated by an artifact which he then carries for the rest of the game...



** And ''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 ([[ContinuitySnarl Maybe]])]]. But the point still stands. Actually he gained the immunity by pulling a similar move and getting a special form of cancer/genetic mutation from using covenant plasma weaponry and grenades.

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** And ''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 ([[ContinuitySnarl Maybe]])]]. But the point still stands. Actually he gained the immunity by pulling a similar move and getting a special form of cancer/genetic mutation from using covenant plasma weaponry and grenades.
3rd Jan '17 5:50:36 PM Wyldchyld
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* As of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'', "The One-Man Army" is the ''official'' nickname of HotBlooded super-soldier [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf Jones]]. [[BadAss Not one bit of it is exaggeration.]]

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* As of ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters XIII'', "The One-Man Army" is the ''official'' nickname of HotBlooded super-soldier [[VideoGame/IkariWarriors Ralf Jones]]. [[BadAss Not one bit of it is exaggeration.]]



** Even more [[BadAss badass]] than Shepard's squadmates are the [[CoOpMultiplayer N7 Special Ops]]. A single promotion is worth a whopping 75 points of military strength, and while the entire class category's level is reset when you do this, the fact that you don't gain more points the more characters you have in that category effectively implies that those 75 points are from one person -- [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration and this assertion is backed up by the game mechanics]]. So one operative is worth more than the Destiny Ascension ''by themselves'' -- and this isn't even getting into how multiplayer is the way most players build up their Galactic Readiness. (a statistic that can double your effective military strength if maxed out)

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** Even more [[BadAss badass]] badass than Shepard's squadmates are the [[CoOpMultiplayer N7 Special Ops]]. A single promotion is worth a whopping 75 points of military strength, and while the entire class category's level is reset when you do this, the fact that you don't gain more points the more characters you have in that category effectively implies that those 75 points are from one person -- [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration and this assertion is backed up by the game mechanics]]. So one operative is worth more than the Destiny Ascension ''by themselves'' -- and this isn't even getting into how multiplayer is the way most players build up their Galactic Readiness. (a statistic that can double your effective military strength if maxed out)
2nd Jan '17 8:58:49 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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]].

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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.''VideoGame/Starcraft2''. One of the abilities in [[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 Dec '16 7:58:32 AM infernape612
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Blade]]'', a character named Pent, a Sage, joins as an NPC surrounded by enemies. You want to rescue him immediately, not because he is in any danger but because accessing the sidequest requires your party to gain a certain amount of experience. If Pent is left alone, he'll destroy anyone who dares attack him and steall the experience that you need. He may even end up killing the bosses. Even when he eventually joins you, he is well capable of clearing large groups of enemies.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Blazing Blade]]'', a character named Pent, a Sage, joins as an NPC surrounded by enemies. You want to rescue him immediately, not because he is in any danger but because accessing the sidequest requires your party to gain a certain amount of experience. If Pent is left alone, he'll destroy anyone who dares attack him and steall steal the experience that you need. He may even end up killing the bosses. Even when he eventually joins you, he is well capable of clearing large groups of enemies.



** The royal siblings in general in ''videogame/FireEmblemFates'', in particular Ryoma and Xander, who will mop the floor with absolutely EVERYTHING on their path. They even have enough evasion/bulk to punch through even the special anti-sword and anti-horse weapons, and it is commonly said the easiest way to win the games is pair the avatar with either of them in Defense Stance and just letting them kill everything in sight.

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** The royal siblings in general in ''videogame/FireEmblemFates'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', in particular Ryoma and Xander, who will mop the floor with absolutely EVERYTHING on their path. They even have enough evasion/bulk to punch through even the special anti-sword and anti-horse weapons, and it is commonly said the easiest way to win the games is pair the avatar with either of them in Defense Stance and just letting them kill everything in sight.sight.
** The original ''Fire Emblem'' One-Man Army is Camus from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. In the original game, he is one of the only enemies who can give GameBreaker Marth pause, he is a very powerful player unit in ''Gaiden'', ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and ''New Mystery'', but his crowning achievement has to be the fourth chapter of ''BS Fire Emblem: Archanean Chronicles''. With nothing but the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Gradivus]], three guys, and [[WhiteMage Nyna]], he fights off about 50 Dohlrian cavalrymen and Aurelian bandits. It gets to the point where if he takes out BonusBoss Bulzark before Nyna escapes, [[BigBad Medeus]] has to ''personally'' come down there to kick his ass, and admits that he is the most powerful warrior on the continent since Anri himself.
27th Dec '16 7:59:45 AM SJMistery
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** The royal siblings in general in ''videogame/FireEmblemFates'', in particular Ryoma and Xander, who will mop the floor with absolutely EVERYTHING on their path. They even have enough evasion/bulk to punch through even the special anti-sword and anti-horse weapons, and it is commonly said the easiest way to win the games is pair the avatar with either of them in Defense Stance and just letting them kill everything in sight.
21st Dec '16 2:42:04 PM Morgenthaler
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** Every Grey Warden is chosen specifically because they are BadAss. A dwarf in Orzammar will tell you that only Grey Wardens go into the Deep Roads without a squad of soldiers at their back. In the Dalish Elf origin, you find Duncan by following the trail of darkspawn corpses left in his wake.

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** Every Grey Warden is chosen specifically because they are BadAss.badass. A dwarf in Orzammar will tell you that only Grey Wardens go into the Deep Roads without a squad of soldiers at their back. In the Dalish Elf origin, you find Duncan by following the trail of darkspawn corpses left in his wake.
21st Dec '16 9:24:16 AM Morgenthaler
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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]]'''.]]

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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 awesome moment 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]]'''.]]



** However, Link takes this trope literally in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. After spending the whole game kicking asses, [[spoiler: he fights entire armies of bokoblins, on his own, before defeating BigBad Ghirahim in a duel to save Zelda.]] And he did it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in a row]].

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** However, Link takes this trope literally in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. After spending the whole game kicking asses, [[spoiler: he fights entire armies of bokoblins, on his own, before defeating BigBad Ghirahim in a duel to save Zelda.]] And he did it [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome in a row]].row.



** [[SerialEscalation Taken to a greater degree]] in The Arrival [[DownloadableContent DLC]], where s/he annihilates an entire base of infantry, engineers, [[CurbStompBattle elite soldiers, and heavy mechs]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without ANY squad members backing him/her up.]]

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** [[SerialEscalation Taken to a greater degree]] in The Arrival [[DownloadableContent DLC]], where s/he annihilates an entire base of infantry, engineers, [[CurbStompBattle elite soldiers, and heavy mechs]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome without ANY squad members backing him/her up.]]



** On the other hand: ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "What do you mean he's unstoppable?!"]]'' By the third game, he's become OneRiotOneRanger.

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** On the other hand: ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "What ''"What do you mean he's unstoppable?!"]]'' unstoppable?!"'' By the third game, he's become OneRiotOneRanger.
21st Dec '16 9:23:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SuperMarioBros Mario]]. Also Luigi in the rare cases where he gets to be the protagonist rather than just a secondary character.

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* [[SuperMarioBros Mario]].''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'':
** Mario always takes out hordes of Bowser's mooks.
Also Luigi in the rare cases where he gets to be the protagonist rather than just a secondary character.
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