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** The main quest of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' involves becoming Hortator, or "War Leader" of the three Great Houses, suggesting that you'll be leading armies into battle... not really. You'll breach the main fortress of the Big Bad on your lonesome (if you follow Vivec's advice, after sacking the enemy's ''other'' fortresses first, equally on your lonesome).
** The PlayerCharacter in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' more or less walks through gates to hell and destroy legions of demonic beings, all on his own. To put this on perspective: Every time the player encounters soldiers or knights entering said gates, they are either traumatized, dead, or TooDumbToLive, causing them to get killed anyways. In addition, the player also easily loots abandoned fortresses and ancient ruins with ease, both of which are usually occupied by large amounts of bandits, dark mages or undead.

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** The In the main quest of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' involves becoming Hortator, or "War Leader" ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', in order to fulfill the Nerevarine Prophesy, you need to be named the "Hortator" of the three Dunmeri Great Houses, suggesting that you'll be leading Houses with holdings on Vvardenfell. A Hortator is a traditional Dunmer war-leader, implied to typically lead entire armies into battle... not really. You'll breach the main fortress of the Big Bad battle. {{Justified}} however, as [[OneRiotOneRanger circumstances are such here]] that you will need to go into [[TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Red Mountain]] to face [[BigBad Dagoth]] [[PhysicalGod Ur]] on your lonesome (if own. Primarily, this is because [[spoiler:you have been [[IdealIllnessImmunity rendered immune to all disease]] (another requirement to fulfill the prophecy) while anyone you follow Vivec's advice, after sacking could bring along would risk catching a Blight disease, or worse, the enemy's ''other'' fortresses first, equally on your lonesome).
Corprus Disease]].
** The PlayerCharacter in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' more or less walks through gates to hell and destroy legions of demonic beings, all on his own. To put this on perspective: Every time the player encounters soldiers or knights entering said gates, they are either traumatized, dead, or TooDumbToLive, causing them to get killed anyways. In addition, the player also easily loots abandoned fortresses and ancient ruins with ease, both of which are usually occupied by large amounts of bandits, dark mages or undead.



** The Snow Prince, the greatest warrior of the Falmer who lived on Solsteim during the [[TheTimeOfMyths Merethic Era]]. During the Battle of Moesring, the final battle between the Snow Elves and the Nords under Ysgramor, he pretty much carried the Snow Elves through the battle, cutting through the Nords like a a scythe through grass. And then a mourning 12-year-old Nord girl threw her slain mother's sword at him. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Sure enough, it hit the intended mark perfectly]].

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** The From the backstory, the Snow Prince, the greatest warrior of the Falmer who lived on Solsteim during the [[TheTimeOfMyths Merethic Era]]. During the Battle of Moesring, the final battle between the Snow Elves and the Nords under Ysgramor, he pretty much carried the Snow Elves through the battle, cutting through the Nords [[HornyVikings Nords]] like a a scythe through grass. And then a mourning 12-year-old Nord girl threw her slain mother's sword at him. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Sure enough, it hit the intended mark perfectly]].
15th Jul '17 4:04:03 PM nombretomado
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* Epitomized in many of the ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' games, where one soldier practically defeats the entire Nazi army and [[AmericaWonWorldWarII wins World War II single-handedly]]. ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: Finest Hour'' is another WorldWarII game that is a major offender (the other games in the series less so, as they're more team-oriented).

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* Epitomized in many of the ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'' games, where one soldier practically defeats the entire Nazi army and [[AmericaWonWorldWarII wins World War II single-handedly]]. ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: Finest Hour'' is another WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII game that is a major offender (the other games in the series less so, as they're more team-oriented).
1st Jul '17 7:01:50 PM infernape612
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* In the World War 2 game ''VideoGame/BlazingAngels'', you play as a pilot known as 'Captain'. Your accomplishments by the end of the game include destroying half of the Blitz bomber force, stopping the Blitzkreig at Dunkirk, destroying the entire Midway invasion force, destroying virtually the entire Pearl Harbor attack force, raiding the Japanese base of Rabaul and devastating the airfield there, taking out the top secret Nazi nuclear project, destroying the entire D-Day bunker network,, stopping Operation Bodenplatte, destroying the Berlin radar network, surviving a three minute dogfight with the rest of Germany's airforce by yourself, and taking out an elite jet squadron (while they taunt you by saying they have jets and you don't).

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* In the World War 2 game ''VideoGame/BlazingAngels'', you play as a pilot known as 'Captain'. Your accomplishments by the end of the game include destroying half of the Blitz bomber force, stopping the Blitzkreig at Dunkirk, destroying the entire Midway invasion force, destroying virtually the entire Pearl Harbor attack force, raiding the Japanese base of Rabaul and devastating the airfield there, taking out the top secret Nazi nuclear project, destroying the entire D-Day bunker network,, network, stopping Operation Bodenplatte, destroying the Berlin radar network, surviving a three minute dogfight with the rest of Germany's airforce by yourself, and taking out an elite jet squadron (while they taunt you by saying they have jets and you don't).



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', there are several. Haar is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game,'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries!]]

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', there are several. Haar is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game,'', game'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries!]]
9th Jun '17 6:45:17 PM infernape612
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* Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath: This is one of the reasons Beethro came to be known as [[spoiler:1st Slayer. The other reason is that all other Slayers died, but he was the one that killed them.]]

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* Videogame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath: ''VideoGame/DeadlyRoomsOfDeath'': This is one of the reasons Beethro came to be known as [[spoiler:1st Slayer. The other reason is that all other Slayers died, but he was the one that killed them.]]
9th Jun '17 6:41:44 PM infernape612
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** As a more specific example, it is apparently not only entirely possible, but ''easy,'' to solo the entirety of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' with the main character, Ike. [[BadassNormal And he's just a seventeen-year-old mercenary kid]] with a {{BFS}}.
** In ''Path of Radiance'', there's also Nephenee. The only edge Ike has over her is Aether. Nephenee doesn't need it, because the enemies in most cases are lucky if they ''even manage damage her at all''. If they manage to bring her health halfway down, her Wrath ability kicks in, which boosts her critical hit ratio dramatically, so one hit kills will be served in bulk.

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** As The original ''Fire Emblem'' One-Man Army is Camus, introduced in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light]]''. 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 ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden Gaiden]]'', ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem Mystery of the Emblem]]'', ''New Mystery'', and ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', 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.
** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', you get quite a few characters who can ''almost'' solo the very large enemy armies (with the help of terrain bonuses). You'll know them because they wield Holy Weapons.
*** Seriously, the only reason some of them don't solo the chapter is because legendary weapons only have 50 uses per repair, and there are
more specific example, it than 50 enemies in the game's huge chapters. Otherwise, it's not too hard to win when Levin or Sety wields a Holsety tome with 105% evasion and 60 might.
** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade 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 apparently 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 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.
** It is
not only entirely possible, but ''easy,'' to solo the entirety of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' with the main character, Ike. [[BadassNormal And he's just a seventeen-year-old mercenary kid]] with a {{BFS}}.
** *** In ''Path of Radiance'', there's also Nephenee. The only edge Ike has over her is Aether. Nephenee doesn't need it, because the enemies in most cases are lucky if they ''even manage to damage her at all''. If they manage to bring her health halfway down, her Wrath ability kicks in, which boosts her critical hit ratio dramatically, so one hit kills will be served in bulk.



*** There's also an enemy One Man Army: the BlackKnight. Tibarn mentions that he wiped out an entire unit of super-powerful bird-people on his own.
*** [[JustifiedTrope Justifed]] in his case, however, as his armor makes him invulnerable to anything but weapons blessed by the Goddess -- and at this point, only TWO weapons in the ENTIRE WORLD have the appropriate blessing, and [[OhCrap he's using one of them]] (Ike [[InfinityPlusOneSword possesses the other for most of the game]], [[TooStupidToLive but doesn't use it until the final confrontation)]]. [[ForegoneConclusion Since the Bird Tribe lacked the appropriate blessing required to hurt him...]]
*** Of course, even without his blessed armor, The Black Knight has by far the highest combined stats of any character in the game, with max Hit Points, Strength, Skill, and Speed, and nearly the highest possible speed and resistance.
** 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 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.
** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', you get quite a few characters who can ''almost'' solo the very large enemy armies (with the help of terrain bonuses). You'll know them because they wield Holy Weapons.
*** Seriously, the only reason some of them don't solo the chapter is because legendary weapons only have 50 uses per repair, and there are more than 50 enemies in the game's huge chapters. Otherwise, it's not too hard to win when Levin or Sety wields a Holsety tome with 105% evasion and 60 might.
** In ''Radiant Dawn'', there are several. Haar is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game,'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries.]]
*** Actually, the enemy has quite a few One Man Armies -- the two most-known are easily [[spoiler: Dheginsea and Ashera, both of which are completely capable of killing level fifteens in the third tier with ease on ''easy mode''.]]

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*** There's also an enemy One Man Army: the BlackKnight. Tibarn mentions that he wiped out an entire unit of super-powerful bird-people on his own.
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own. [[JustifiedTrope Justifed]] in his case, however, as his armor makes him invulnerable to anything but weapons blessed by the Goddess -- and at this point, only TWO weapons in the ENTIRE WORLD have the appropriate blessing, and [[OhCrap he's using one of them]] (Ike [[InfinityPlusOneSword possesses the other for most of the game]], [[TooStupidToLive [[TooDumbToLive but doesn't use it until the final confrontation)]]. [[ForegoneConclusion Since the Bird Tribe lacked the appropriate blessing required to hurt him...]]
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]] Of course, even without his blessed armor, The the Black Knight has by far the highest combined stats of any character in the game, with max Hit Points, Strength, Skill, and Speed, and nearly the highest possible speed and resistance.
** 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 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.
** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', you get quite a few characters who can ''almost'' solo the very large enemy armies (with the help of terrain bonuses). You'll know them because they wield Holy Weapons.
*** Seriously, the only reason some of them don't solo the chapter is because legendary weapons only have 50 uses per repair, and there are more than 50 enemies in the game's huge chapters. Otherwise, it's not too hard to win when Levin or Sety wields a Holsety tome with 105% evasion and 60 might.
** In ''Radiant Dawn'',
''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', there are several. Haar is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game,'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries.]]
countries!]]
*** Actually, the enemy has quite a few One Man Armies -- the two most-known are easily [[spoiler: Dheginsea and Ashera, both of which whom are completely capable of killing level fifteens fifteen units in the third tier with ease on ''easy mode''.]]



** Even the 13-year-old empress Sanaki can rock faces when her speed is upped by 2 or so. Add that to the fact that Flare recharges her health, and all those hits that take her down to 1-2 health are quickly negated.

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** *** Even the 13-year-old empress Sanaki can rock faces when her speed is upped by 2 or so. Add that to the fact that Flare recharges her health, and all those hits that take her down to 1-2 health are quickly negated.



** 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.
23rd May '17 5:17:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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*** Lampshaded by [[GenreSavvy Varric]] in the case of fellow party member Anders, whom Varric claims has killed about 500 men, 250 women, and some huge number of giant spiders. And he's the party's resident ''[[CombatMedic healer]]''.

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*** Lampshaded by [[GenreSavvy Varric]] Varric in the case of fellow party member Anders, whom Varric claims has killed about 500 men, 250 women, and some huge number of giant spiders. And he's the party's resident ''[[CombatMedic healer]]''.



** Darth Malak rather {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this in a flash of GenreSavvy. He tells to send all his troops to confront the PC, not because they'd be able to stop him/her (of course they can't), but in order to give him time to prepare his defenses.

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** Darth Malak rather {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s this in a flash of GenreSavvy.this. He tells to send all his troops to confront the PC, not because they'd be able to stop him/her (of course they can't), but in order to give him time to prepare his defenses.



* In the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, the {{Mooks}} will often run screaming from the player character, and [[GenreSavvy for good reason]]--they currently have three wars with the Rebellion Army, two alien invasion attempts, a ''demonic attack'', and an invasion from the center of the earth on their list of things defeated. Notice that the game plays trope literally: The player doesn't simply blast away ''Mooks'' and other infantry, but indeed, takes out dozens of tanks, combat helicopters, bombers, fighters, battle armors, ships, stationary guns, and, of course, [[HumongousMecha the bosses]]. Of course, the game being on the far side of [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness silly side]], it is all depicted in a most comical manner.

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* In the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, the {{Mooks}} will often run screaming from the player character, and [[GenreSavvy for good reason]]--they reason--they currently have three wars with the Rebellion Army, two alien invasion attempts, a ''demonic attack'', and an invasion from the center of the earth on their list of things defeated. Notice that the game plays trope literally: The player doesn't simply blast away ''Mooks'' and other infantry, but indeed, takes out dozens of tanks, combat helicopters, bombers, fighters, battle armors, ships, stationary guns, and, of course, [[HumongousMecha the bosses]]. Of course, the game being on the far side of [[SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness silly side]], it is all depicted in a most comical manner.
21st May '17 5:42:00 PM nombretomado
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* Rubi Malone from ''{{Wet}}'' is another one woman army, taking out a couple of criminal gangs, and about two thousand mooks over the course of the game.

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* Rubi Malone from ''{{Wet}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Wet}}'' is another one woman army, taking out a couple of criminal gangs, and about two thousand mooks over the course of the game.
20th May '17 1:38:17 PM nombretomado
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* Ashley Riot from ''VagrantStory'' doesn't need reinforcements... he ''is'' the reinforcements.

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* Ashley Riot from ''VagrantStory'' ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' doesn't need reinforcements... he ''is'' the reinforcements.
13th May '17 4:50:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'':
** Sarah Kerrigan from , who as a human was only a mediocre Ghost (and being the first ''StarCraft'' game, you couldn't heal her, making it dangerous to use her in battle), as the Zerg Queen of Blades, she had great armor, huge hitpoints, a melee attack which killed most infantry in one swipe and larger units with 2 or 3, could Entangle from a distance, and could destroy groups with Psionic Storms. During her attack on the ''Amerigo'', when she's ambushed by 20 Marines, she's able to kill every one of them without dying.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'':
''VideoGame/StarCraft'':
** Sarah Kerrigan from , Kerrigan, who as a human was only a mediocre Ghost (and being the first ''StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft|I}}'' game, you couldn't heal her, making it dangerous to use her in battle), as the Zerg Queen of Blades, she had great armor, huge hitpoints, a melee attack which killed most infantry in one swipe and larger units with 2 or 3, could Entangle from a distance, and could destroy groups with Psionic Storms. During her attack on the ''Amerigo'', when she's ambushed by 20 Marines, she's able to kill every one of them without dying.



** [[spoiler:Fenix]] is certainly no slouch in battle, being capable of slicing up Zerglings in a single attack. He's gotten even better in ''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]].

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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 ''VideoGame/Starcraft2''.''VideoGame/StarCraftII''. 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]].
29th Apr '17 11:19:49 PM Exusia
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* Felgorn in ''VideoGame/LastScenario'' goes up against the entire Republic army ''and wins.'' [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he bleeds out from his wounds.]]
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