History RagtagBunchOfMisfits / VideoGames

11th Apr '16 8:00:55 AM thatmadork
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** All your companions qualify. In no particular order: a wasteland dog, your British robotic butler, a soldier dressed like an American revolutionary, a snarky reporter, a [[spoiler:200 year old Synth]] detective, a Synth-hating Brotherhood Knight, a breezy Railroad operative, an Irish pit fighter and drug addict, a robotic scientist's assistant with a cute French accent, a stoner who turned into a ghoul after a bad trip and modelled his new identity on John Hancock, a flirty but surprisingly kind-hearted mercenary, a psychotic barely-restrained Super mutant, and [[spoiler:an Institute Courser]]. They have absolutely nothing in common besides their loyalty to the player character. Because of their different backgrounds and outlooks, some of them only barely tolerate each other.
28th Mar '16 3:45:57 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', it could be said that the [[UndergroundRailroad Railroad]] are a colourful bunch of characters, and that's putting it ''lightly''. Desdemona really does seem like an OnlySaneMan between their top field operative [[ConsummateLiar Deacon]], their mechanic and engineer [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Tinker]] [[ConspiracyTheorist Tom]], their resident doctor [[{{Jerkass}} Carrington]] and their top heavy [[BloodKnight Glory]]. Justified of course as the Railroad are idealistic wastelanders from all walks of life united on the issue of synth liberation and nothing else. The Minutemen would also qualify, as they're described as citizen-soldiers and it shows from their equipment: Minutemen squads can be made up of guys toting the faction's trademark Laser Musket and wearing uniforms, guys packing laser and plasma guns and wearing some leather or metal body armour, and the poor sods who make do with rags and baseball helmets and wield crude guns made from scrap metal and piping.
21st Mar '16 10:22:11 PM M84
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* ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' has the SoleSurvivor of a disaster being driven insane by visions of a past life and the spirits of dead people as its protagonist and the story companions they can encounter are just as screwed up if not worse. It's so bad that the BigBad right before the final battle will accuse them of only following the Watcher because they were a bunch of failures in need of direction in their lives.

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* ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' has the SoleSurvivor of a disaster being driven insane by visions of a past life and the spirits of dead people as its protagonist and the story companions they can encounter are just as screwed up if not worse. It's so bad that the BigBad right before the final battle will accuse them of only following the Watcher because they were a bunch of failures in need of direction in their lives. Considering how quickly and how easily they latch on to the Watcher, the BigBad arguably has a point.
21st Mar '16 10:20:52 PM M84
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* ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' has the SoleSurvivor of a disaster being driven insane by visions of a past life and the spirits of dead people as its protagonist and the story companions they can encounter are just as screwed up if not worse. It's so bad that the BigBad right before the final battle will accuse them of only following the Watcher because they were a bunch of failures in need of direction in their lives.
7th Mar '16 7:35:47 AM Koveras
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* ''Videogame/XComEnemyUnknown'' started off completely averting it by having all the recruits come from the combat branches of various armed forces...then shrugged and decided to go for it anyway bit in the first DLC by having your named and distinctive recruit joining up to keep ahead of the various groups out for his blood. Add to that the expansion, where Annette and the Furies are recruited solely so none of [=XCom=]'s enemies can make use of their psychic abilities before they do.

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* ''Videogame/XComEnemyUnknown'' ''Videogame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' started off completely averting it by having all the recruits come from the combat branches of various armed forces...then shrugged and decided to go for it anyway bit in the first DLC by having your named and distinctive recruit joining up to keep ahead of the various groups out for his blood. Add to that the expansion, where Annette and the Furies are recruited solely so none of [=XCom=]'s XCOM's enemies can make use of their psychic abilities before they do.
31st Jan '16 3:05:27 PM Pseudoname
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* The Crew of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' definitely qualify, being described by the official site as "an elite group of war veterans, psychopaths, heroes and expendables". The team members are a DeathSeeker cyborg [[HuskyRusskie Martian]], a spy who blew her own cover so it wouldn't be a problem later, the SoleSurvivor of a world destroyed by the monsters, [[TeamPet the sole survivor's pet]], an expert in demolitions and asteroid mining, a BloodKnight veteran with a love of fire, a [[GreatWhiteHunter professional hunter]], a medic from the same war who brings people back from the dead rather than heal them, an ex-cop british robot whose brain is in the ship, a member of a failed super-soldier military unit who [[HeroWithBadPublicity tried to do some good]], a BountyHunter who used to work with the aforementioned super-soldier, the youngest leader of a xeno-biology team ever, and an ex-cop who runs the group and used to be partners with the robot. During the Fall of Shear the group expands to include a Cyborg seeking vengeance on the monsters, a HalfHumanHybrid from the other side of the war with the pyromaniac and the necromedic, a loner who lived alone in the wilds of [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Shear]] for his retirement, an expert engineer and pilot who used to work with the bounty hunter and super-soldier, the architect of the colony in a set of PoweredArmor, a teenage GadgeteerGenius with a superhero alter-ego he uses to cope, a medical robot with a commando droid's logic core crammed into his head, and a scientist who fused herself with the monsters to better understand them.
17th Jan '16 9:18:35 PM kawaiineko333
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* VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel has Class VII which involves a NiceGuy swordsman with a SuperpoweredEvilSide, a {{Tsundere}} archer whose mother is the head of the country's MegaCorp, a violin player, a nomad from the far reaches of the country, a nobleman's daughter packing a {{BFS}}, a man with a chip on his shoulder about the nobility, the son one of said nobles, a former ChildSoldier and a witch. Later in the game you are joined by a girl with a RobotBuddy and a guntoting slacker. The guest party members involve a hard drinking Bracer and a lesbian biker Kung fu fighter.
8th Jan '16 12:01:37 AM Koveras
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* Subverted in the first ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', but brought in full force when the series took a turn for the DenserAndWackier in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', where you, a gangbanger who [[MadeOfIron survived being blown up on a yacht]], lead a gang alongside the plucky young gangster who helped you bust out of prison, a SociopathicHero who considers mass murder a weekend hobby, [[ButtMonkey a lieutenant who is smart but constantly ignored]] [[HollywoodToneDeaf and who can't sing to save his life]], and a girl who does every kind of drug you can imagine, [[ReallyGetsAround along with half of the men in the city]]. Later sequels followed suit and added an antisocial ex-FBI hacker, an ex-KGB GeniusBruiser, an unmasked luchador, an aging pimp with a voice synthesizer, an ex-[=MI6=] super spy, and an ambiguously genocidal floating robot (among others).

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* Subverted in the first ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', but brought in full force when the series took a turn for the DenserAndWackier in ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', where you, a gangbanger who [[MadeOfIron survived being blown up on a yacht]], lead a gang alongside the plucky young gangster who helped you bust out of prison, a SociopathicHero who considers mass murder a weekend hobby, [[ButtMonkey a lieutenant who is smart but constantly ignored]] [[HollywoodToneDeaf and who can't sing to save his life]], and a girl who does every kind of drug you can imagine, [[ReallyGetsAround along with half of the men in the city]]. Later sequels followed suit and added an antisocial ex-FBI hacker, an ex-KGB GeniusBruiser, an unmasked luchador, an aging pimp with a voice synthesizer, an ex-[=MI6=] super spy, and an ambiguously genocidal floating robot (among others). When {{Satan}}'s own daughter joins the crew in ''Gat out of Hell'', nobody so much as bats an eyelash at the prospect.
2nd Jan '16 5:24:25 AM porkyThegrumpiest
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* The survivors from either ''Left 4 Dead'' game count. In [[VideoGame/Left4Dead the first]], a [[ShellShockedVetran Vietnam vet]], a BadassBiker who hates [[RunningGag everything]], an [[ActionSurvivor office worker]] who had no clue what's going on, and a GamerChick who's [[BookDumb flunking out of college.]] In [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 the second]], an overweight, middle-aged TeamDad, a [[GeniusDitz ditzy]] ButtMonkey with an accent thicker than pea soup, a [[LoveableRogue snarky conman]] in a white suit, and an IntrepidReporter and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple token chick.]]

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* The survivors from either ''Left 4 Dead'' game count. In [[VideoGame/Left4Dead the first]], a [[ShellShockedVetran [[ShellShockedVeteran Vietnam vet]], a BadassBiker who hates [[RunningGag everything]], an [[ActionSurvivor office worker]] who had no clue what's going on, and a GamerChick who's [[BookDumb flunking out of college.]] In [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 the second]], an overweight, middle-aged TeamDad, a [[GeniusDitz ditzy]] ButtMonkey with an accent thicker than pea soup, a [[LoveableRogue snarky conman]] in a white suit, and an IntrepidReporter and [[TheSmurfettePrinciple token chick.]]
30th Dec '15 7:47:24 PM gunarao
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** ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'': A corporate middle-manager and his nerdy accountant buddy, a con-artist and her gun-obsessed sister, [[spoiler: the holographic ghost of the above-mentioned BigBad]] and their adorable and sarcastic robots. Taken up to ludicrous levels in the finale, when they can team up with any combination of the above mentioned assassins, a MadScientist, a MamasBoy of a gangster, a childrens book-writing mechanic, a GadgeteerGenius grifter and [[spoiler: an irritating helper robot]].
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