History OneManArmy / VideoGames

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.
16th Jun '16 6:44:12 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Doomguy from ''[[VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike Doom the Roguelike]]'' is no slouch either - even on easiest difficulty he can end up with several hundreds kills. And then you can do through the ultra-grind of Archangel of 666 (compared to standard game's 24 levels, this challenge is almost ''28 times'' longer) and get a 100% killrate, for a total bodycount of [[http://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php/topic,7607.0.html 56565]], including ''152 Cyberdemons''.

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** The Doomguy from ''[[VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike Doom the Roguelike]]'' ''VideoGame/DoomTheRoguelike'' is no slouch either - even on easiest difficulty he can end up with several hundreds kills. And then you can do through the ultra-grind of Archangel of 666 (compared to standard game's 24 levels, this challenge is almost ''28 times'' longer) and get a 100% killrate, for a total bodycount of [[http://forum.chaosforge.org/index.php/topic,7607.0.html 56565]], including ''152 Cyberdemons''.



** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' the Doomguy was such a badass that the legions of hell had to seal him up just to stop his rampage, since he proved himself to be a one man army capable of killing even the strongest demons hell co8uld throw at him. And at the beginning of the game, he wakes up and goes right back to rampaging through hell.

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** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' the Doomguy was such a badass that the legions of hell had to seal him up just to stop his rampage, since he proved himself to be a one man army capable of killing even the strongest demons hell co8uld could throw at him. And at the beginning of the game, he wakes up and goes right back to rampaging through hell.
3rd Jun '16 12:37:00 AM Acebrock
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** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' the Doomguy was such a badass that the legions of hell had to seal him up just to stop his rampage, since he proved himself to be a one man army capable of killing even the strongest demons hell co8uld throw at him. And at the beginning of the game, he wakes up and goes right back to rampaging through hell.
30th May '16 7:53:48 PM Pichu-kun
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* Kratos from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', but, you know, [[CaptainObvious he's a god]]. [[spoiler:At least after the first game and his [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching Out of Ares]].]]
** Which then gets drained from his body in the second game. Of course, he then goes from One Man Army to One Man ''Apocalypse''.
** By God of War III it's been stated that if anything was left alive, it's because Kratos hasn't killed it yet.

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* Kratos from ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'', but, you know, [[CaptainObvious he's a god]]. [[spoiler:At least after the first game and his [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Punching Out of Ares]].]]
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]] Which then gets drained from his body in the second game. Of course, he then goes from One Man Army to One Man ''Apocalypse''.
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''Apocalypse''. By God ''God of War III III'' it's been stated that if anything was left alive, it's because Kratos hasn't killed it yet.



* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''. If you decide to kill everything in sight like is expected in other games, you end up fighting off [[spoiler:TWO CONSECUTIVE ALIEN INVASIONS]] IN ONE DAY. You actually get awarded the rank "One Woman Army" if you rack up 300 kills by the end of the game. The alien's chatlogs grow noticeably more afraid, and there is a YouBastard moment if you go this route. On the other hand, it is also possible to go through teh game without killing a single enemy, which leads to a somewhat happier ending.
** The game doesn't ignore the psychological impact that the war has on poor Iji. She isn't a soldier, she'd never killed before the start of the game, and she's reluctant to start fighting in the opening cutscene. During gameplay, she apologizes to the first few aliens she kills, then grows silent as she gets numb to it, then when her kill count gets high enough, she starts screaming "Die!" at her enemies, in a voice that sounds like she's coming unhinged.

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* Deconstructed in ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}''. If you decide to kill everything in sight like is expected in other games, you end up fighting off [[spoiler:TWO CONSECUTIVE ALIEN INVASIONS]] IN ONE DAY. You actually get awarded the rank "One Woman Army" if you rack up 300 kills by the end of the game. The alien's chatlogs grow noticeably more afraid, and there is a YouBastard moment if you go this route. On the other hand, it is also possible to go through teh game without killing a single enemy, which leads to a somewhat happier ending.
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ending. The game doesn't ignore the psychological impact that the war has on poor Iji. She isn't a soldier, she'd never killed before the start of the game, and she's reluctant to start fighting in the opening cutscene. During gameplay, she apologizes to the first few aliens she kills, then grows silent as she gets numb to it, then when her kill count gets high enough, she starts screaming "Die!" at her enemies, in a voice that sounds like she's coming unhinged.



* [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak]]. Let's see, {{BFG}}? Check. SuperpoweredEvilSide? Check. The blessings and occasional help of the {{Precursors}} themselves? Check. Countless FacelessGoons and AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters who just don't know when to quit and inevitably die in amazingly high numbers? Ay-yup. That's Jak.

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* [[VideoGame/JakAndDaxter Jak]].''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': Jak. Let's see, {{BFG}}? Check. SuperpoweredEvilSide? Check. The blessings and occasional help of the {{Precursors}} themselves? Check. Countless FacelessGoons and AlwaysChaoticEvil monsters who just don't know when to quit and inevitably die in amazingly high numbers? Ay-yup. That's Jak.



* VideoGame/{{Kirby}}. Same as Mario but instead of having blood on his shoes, he simply ate millions of people.
** Respect must be given to the [[BadassAdorable cute, pink fluff ball]] that regulary thrashes {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Revenge of Meta Knight, where as you go through the game taking out every enemy and destroying entire sections of the ship you see the conversations between Meta Knight and his men, with them starting off mildly annoyed you get on board, surprised at the damage you do, then finally deciding to fight you honorably before going down as Meta Knight himself says nothing but "...Thank You." As if they were a [[TearJerker small fleet being taken down by an actual army with no way out.]]

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* VideoGame/{{Kirby}}. Franchise/{{Kirby}}. Same as Mario but instead of having blood on his shoes, he simply ate millions of people.
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people. Respect must be given to the [[BadassAdorable cute, pink fluff ball]] that regulary thrashes {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
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Abomination}}s. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in Revenge of Meta Knight, where as you go through the game taking out every enemy and destroying entire sections of the ship you see the conversations between Meta Knight and his men, with them starting off mildly annoyed you get on board, surprised at the damage you do, then finally deciding to fight you honorably before going down as Meta Knight himself says nothing but "...Thank You." As if they were a [[TearJerker small fleet being taken down by an actual army with no way out.]]



* In ''{{Pokemon}}'' it is possible to play throughout the whole game with a single Pokémon. Simply use one Pokémon for battles, and others for [[{{PowerupLetdown}} useless HMs]].
** Made impossible in Black and White, where Pokemon gain less experience the higher level they are compared to their opponent.

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* In ''{{Pokemon}}'' it ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** It
is usually possible to play throughout the whole game with a single Pokémon. Simply use one Pokémon for battles, and others for [[{{PowerupLetdown}} useless HMs]].
** Made
HMs]]. One achievement in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' is even gained when you single-handedly defeat the Elite Four with one Pokémon. This is made impossible in Black and White, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', where Pokemon Pokémon gain less experience the higher level they are compared to their opponent.



** "I eat resistance for breakfast!"



* SonicTheHedgehog could count as an one ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hedgehog]]'' army. We've seen him regularly annihilate entire [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed armies of killer robots]] with ease, infiltrate into Eggman's bases while taking out everything in his way, and destroy Eggman's flying warships, space fleets and even humongous [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Death Star-esque doomsday weapons]].
** Tails in TailsAdventure is a one fox-kit army, which is impressive because he's 8.

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* SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Sonic the hedgehog
could count as an one ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hedgehog]]'' army. We've seen him regularly annihilate entire [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed armies of killer robots]] with ease, infiltrate into Eggman's bases while taking out everything in his way, and destroy Eggman's flying warships, space fleets and even humongous [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Death Star-esque doomsday weapons]].
** Tails in TailsAdventure ''VideoGame/TailsAdventure'' is a one fox-kit army, which is impressive because he's 8.



* Mitsurugi in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is a mercenary who explicitly sides with the outnumbered sides to fight more people. Even explicitly mentioned in his good ending in ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'': "If you want to kill me, you had better bring a whole army."
** Yet even he is outdone by [[BigBad Nightmare,]] who completely annihilates a huge army of Knights in the opening of ''Soul Calibur III''. In his ''weakest state.''

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* Mitsurugi in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is a mercenary who explicitly sides with the outnumbered sides to fight more people. Even explicitly mentioned in his good ending in ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'': "If you want to kill me, you had better bring a whole army."
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" Yet even he is outdone by [[BigBad Nightmare,]] who completely annihilates a huge army of Knights in the opening of ''Soul Calibur III''. In his ''weakest state.''''
* In the single player campaign of ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' the player is only fourteen years old yet single-handedly beats the invading Octoling army, without any formal training at that.



* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'': the title character in every single one of his games, especially the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy. At times he'll have a dozen or more huge, powerful enemies, some with multiple health bars, all attacking him at once, and a minute later they'll all be lying dead.

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* ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'': the The title character in every single one of his games, especially the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' trilogy. At times he'll have a dozen or more huge, powerful enemies, some with multiple health bars, all attacking him at once, and a minute later they'll all be lying dead.
30th May '16 9:11:48 AM Zombiedude101
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* In Telltale Games' ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', [[BadassNormal former university professor-turned-convict]] Lee Everett qualifies for this in Episode 5 after [[spoiler:being bitten by a walker when Clem is kidnapped.]] Despite [[spoiler:potentially having amputated his arm to stop the bite from spreading]], he cuts through a horde of walkers in order to [[spoiler: rescue Clem.]]
29th May '16 6:07:27 PM Pseudoname
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** [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' can wander the countryside alone or with a single companion/packmule/arrowcatcher and clean out fortresses, bandit camps, ruins and crypts of anything remotely hostile. Your follower may be a valuable supporter early on, but eventually they'll just slow you down (and possibly get in the way of your shots). To give you an example, for most people, slaying a dragon is the achievement of a lifetime. For the Dovahkiin, it's not even a chore. Dragons can show up at random times when you're on your way to complete quests, so it's possible to go kill multiple dragons in the space of a single day, while on your way to do more important things. There is even a quest during the Civil War that allows you to take on the enemy alone, intentionally invoking this trope.

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** [[PlayerCharacter the The Dovahkiin]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' can wander the countryside alone or with a single companion/packmule/arrowcatcher and clean out fortresses, bandit camps, ruins and crypts of anything remotely hostile. Your follower may be a valuable supporter early on, but eventually they'll just slow you down (and possibly get in the way of your shots). To give you an example, for most people, slaying a dragon is the achievement of a lifetime. For the Dovahkiin, it's not even a chore. Dragons can show up at random times when you're on your way to complete quests, so it's possible to go kill multiple dragons in the space of a single day, while on your way to do more important things. There is even a quest during the Civil War that allows you to take on the enemy alone, intentionally invoking this trope.


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* Not actually 'men', but the player character monsters in ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' fit this. A single monster is capable of overwhelming the entire military force of a planet, including their scores of Mooks, robot drones, armor support, gunships, and more. According to WordOfGod, this specific scenario has actually happened several times prior to the events of the game.
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''!]]
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