History RagtagBunchOfMisfits / VideoGames

12th Jan '17 2:28:29 PM Lopiny
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** The end of "The Naked And The Dead" has [[spoiler:Classic Heavy]] lampshade this in fury as he lays dying. [[spoiler:The team is seen as a bunch of lunatics, ineffective and rejected, by the mercenary community. The Classic Team had wiped a good chunk of that community as they tore through the Administrator's hirelings. And yet ''this'' team of freaks destroyed the Classic Team. He goes to his grave wondering how the hell it happened]].
21st Dec '16 9:19:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} Vault Hunters]], step up and take a bow. Set as the series is on Pandora, a hellish planet no sane person would visit of their own free will, the people who make their way there are distinctive, combat-ready, and extremely morally dubious - but they get along, generally speaking.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Borderlands}} ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'': Vault Hunters]], Hunters, step up and take a bow. Set as the series is on Pandora, a hellish planet no sane person would visit of their own free will, the people who make their way there are distinctive, combat-ready, and extremely morally dubious - but they get along, generally speaking.
21st Dec '16 9:18:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'': By the end of the game, the crew of the Calnus consists of a WideEyedIdealist, his bow-slinging ActionGirl girlfriend, a {{Space El|ves}}f technician, a [[CreepyChild creepy demon-summoning vaguely-autistic girl]], a [[GeniusBruiser sophisticated intellectual combat cyborg]], a cheery CatGirl, an enigmatic [[MsFanservice scantily-clad sorceress]], a [[TheDitz scatter-brained]] girl with wings, and a {{Badass}} SuperSoldier with a laser scythe.

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* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'': By the end of the game, the crew of the Calnus consists of a WideEyedIdealist, his bow-slinging ActionGirl girlfriend, a {{Space El|ves}}f technician, a [[CreepyChild creepy demon-summoning vaguely-autistic girl]], a [[GeniusBruiser sophisticated intellectual combat cyborg]], a cheery CatGirl, an enigmatic [[MsFanservice scantily-clad sorceress]], a [[TheDitz scatter-brained]] girl with wings, and a {{Badass}} badass SuperSoldier with a laser scythe.
20th Dec '16 3:57:36 AM Diask
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*** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' the fate of the entire galaxy rests in the hands of a war hero/ruthless commander/ShellShockedVeteran, who is backed up by a telekinetic tech put through brutal training as a child, a religious Marine with an infamous family history she's desperate to redeem, an [[CowboyCop angry cop]] with an estranged dad, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy [[HiredGuns mercenary]] with [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch species]] issues who killed his own father, an alien [[WrenchWench mechanic]] desperate for her father's approval, and a blue-skinned HotScientist recruited to fight her own evil mother. [[DysfunctionJunction Big, happy family, right?]] Even Shepard isn't immune. Depending on which past you choose, s/he either grew up without a family and was raised by gangs and violence (Earthborn) or is the sole survivor of a pirate raid on his/her home planet (Colonist) and either watched his/her whole platoon except for him/her being annihilated by an alien monster (Sole Survivor) or sent the 3/4 of his/her platoon to death to capture a bunker from slavers (Ruthless).

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*** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' the fate of the entire galaxy rests in the hands of a war hero/ruthless commander/ShellShockedVeteran, who is backed up by a telekinetic tech put through brutal training as a child, a religious Marine with an infamous family history she's desperate to redeem, an [[CowboyCop angry cop]] with an estranged dad, a ProudWarriorRaceGuy [[HiredGuns mercenary]] with [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch species]] issues species issues]] who killed his own father, an alien [[WrenchWench mechanic]] desperate for her father's approval, and a blue-skinned HotScientist recruited to fight her own evil mother. [[DysfunctionJunction Big, happy family, right?]] Even Shepard isn't immune. Depending on which past you choose, s/he either grew up without a family and was raised by gangs and violence (Earthborn) or is the sole survivor of a pirate raid on his/her home planet (Colonist) and either watched his/her whole platoon except for him/her being annihilated by an alien monster (Sole Survivor) or sent the 3/4 of his/her platoon to death to capture a bunker from slavers (Ruthless).



* ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Tellius}}: Radiant Dawn'''s Dawn Brigade, justified as they are a group of resistance fighters, rather then a formal military group, but that justification goes straight out the window when they become the core of a full blown rebel army.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Tellius}}: Radiant Dawn'''s Dawn Brigade, justified as they are a group of resistance fighters, rather then than a formal military group, but that justification goes straight out the window when they become the core of a full blown rebel army.






** Special mention goes to [[MOTHERThree the third game]]: The only people fighting to prevent the world's destruction are a cowardly preteenage shepherd boy who can't quite get over his troubled past, his loyal dog, a teen girl raised by freaky cross-dressing fairy things who has been locked away in a castle all her life, and a smelly, ridiculed thief in his 20s with a crippled leg. Yet somehow, we're not doomed.

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** Special mention goes to [[MOTHERThree [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 the third game]]: The only people fighting to prevent the world's destruction are a cowardly preteenage shepherd boy who can't quite get over his troubled past, his loyal dog, a teen girl raised by freaky cross-dressing fairy things who has been locked away in a castle all her life, and a smelly, ridiculed thief in his 20s with a crippled leg. Yet somehow, we're not doomed.



* The various teams that congregate in the SonicTheHedgehog series. Special mentions go to Team Dark and Team Chaotix.

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* The various teams that congregate in the SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series. Special mentions go to Team Dark and Team Chaotix.


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* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', the only people who stand on the OmnicidalManiac's way to destroying the world are a caveman who can barely speak, a petty thief trained in martial arts, a {{ninja}}, a cowboy who [[DeathSeeker put up a bounty on his own head]], a wrestler, a {{psychic|Powers}} teenager and a RobotBuddy that was built by a starship mechanic as a pastime project.
* In ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', the only hope for the galactic federation lies in the hands of [[WithThisHerring an underequipped spaceship]], its motley crew and whoever they can recruit, which can include merceraries hired from stores, "liberated" slaves, rescued prisoners, castaways (some of which act so just to play trivia games with passerbys), InsectoidAliens with delusions of humanhood, {{runaway bride}}s, envoys who wish to test your diplomatic skills, notorious thieves and possibly a mysterious alien resurrected from a damaged stasis pod.
17th Nov '16 6:50:38 AM ashlay
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* Pretty much describes everyone part of S.E.E.S. in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' or the Investigation Team in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', but it's what allows them to summon Personas.

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* Pretty much describes everyone Everyone part of S.E.E.S. in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' or the Investigation Team in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', but it's what allows them as a bunch of high school students with various personal issues (and an animal of some kind) who are expected to summon Personas.save the humanity from TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': The thieves are a bunch of high school students (and a cat), that include a boy on probation for assault, a self-styled {{Japanese Delinquent|s}}, a quarter-white part time fashion model, a painter's apprentice, the StudentCouncilPresident, a recovering {{Hikikomori}}, an [[{{Ojou}} eccentric rich girl]], a teenage GreatDetective, and, again, a cat. Not the best material for becoming famous [[PhantomThief Phantom Thieves]] or fighting a well-funded criminal conspiracy.
8th Nov '16 8:45:01 AM Imjustme
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' continues this. The alcoholic dwarven berserker returns plus a failed marriage, and the new members are a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] rogue mage with an obsessive Templar out for his blood, a murderous elven hippie, a bitter rogue whose father is the noble who killed the Human Noble's family in the first game, [[PerkyGoth a member of the Dwarven Legion of the Dead]] who failed to die when she should have, a Fade spirit of justice trapped in the body of a dead man, and a very nice Grey Warden recruit [[spoiler:who dies the second she takes her Joining]].
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' continues the tradition with your younger sibling who is either a warrior jealous of you or a rogue mage who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants a normal life]]; the widowed daughter of an exiled Chevalier; a dwarven merchant from an exiled noble family with a fondness for storytelling and [[ICallItVera a crossbow named Bianca]]; a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} elf exiled from her clan for practicing BloodMagic; the snarky rogue mage from ''Awakening'' who is [[NotAsYouKnowThem now much less snarky]] and [[DemonicPossession willingly possessed by the spirit of Justice]], whose life in the timeless Fade has made the concept of patience quite difficult for them; a promiscuous pirate captain with a very large number of enemies; and an escaped elven slave with IdentityAmnesia, a bad case of the broods and {{Power Tattoo}}s. If you get the DLC, you can also add a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething prince]][=/=][[BadassPreacher priest]] whose entire family has been murdered, your (other) dog, and a female Qunari elf with a tendency to either kill or flirt with anyone she sees.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' continues this. The alcoholic dwarven berserker returns plus a failed marriage, and the new members are a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] rogue mage with an obsessive Templar out for his blood, a murderous elven hippie, a bitter rogue whose father is the noble who killed the Human Noble's family in the first game, [[PerkyGoth a member of the Dwarven Legion of the Dead]] who failed to die when she should have, a Fade spirit of justice Justice trapped in the body of a dead man, and a very nice Grey Warden recruit [[spoiler:who dies the second she takes her Joining]].
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' continues the tradition with your younger sibling who is either a warrior jealous of you or a rogue mage who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants a normal life]]; the widowed daughter of an exiled Chevalier; a dwarven merchant from an exiled noble family with a fondness for storytelling and [[ICallItVera a crossbow named Bianca]]; a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} elf exiled from her clan for practicing BloodMagic; the snarky rogue mage from ''Awakening'' who is [[NotAsYouKnowThem now much less snarky]] and [[DemonicPossession willingly possessed by the a spirit of Justice]], whose life in the timeless Fade has made the concept of patience them quite difficult for them; unused to concepts such as patience; a promiscuous pirate captain with a very large number of enemies; and an escaped elven slave with IdentityAmnesia, a bad case of the broods and {{Power Tattoo}}s. If you get the DLC, you can also add a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething prince]][=/=][[BadassPreacher priest]] whose entire family has been murdered, your (other) dog, and a female Qunari elf with a tendency to either kill or flirt with anyone she sees.
8th Nov '16 8:41:51 AM Imjustme
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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' continues the tradition with your younger sibling who is either a warrior jealous of you or a rogue mage who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants a normal life]]; the widowed daughter of an exiled Chevalier; a dwarven merchant from an exiled noble family with a fondness for storytelling and [[ICallItVera a crossbow named Bianca]]; a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} elf exiled from her clan for practicing BloodMagic; the snarky rogue mage from ''Awakening'' who is [[NotAsYouKnowThem now much less snarky]] and [[DemonicPossession possessed by the spirit of Justice who has become a demon of Vengeance]]; a promiscuous pirate captain with a very large number of enemies; and an escaped elven slave with IdentityAmnesia, a bad case of the broods and {{Power Tattoo}}s. If you get the DLC, you can also add a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething prince]][=/=][[BadassPreacher priest]] whose entire family has been murdered, your (other) dog, and a female Qunari elf with a tendency to either kill or flirt with anyone she sees.

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** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' continues the tradition with your younger sibling who is either a warrior jealous of you or a rogue mage who [[IJustWantToBeNormal wants a normal life]]; the widowed daughter of an exiled Chevalier; a dwarven merchant from an exiled noble family with a fondness for storytelling and [[ICallItVera a crossbow named Bianca]]; a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} elf exiled from her clan for practicing BloodMagic; the snarky rogue mage from ''Awakening'' who is [[NotAsYouKnowThem now much less snarky]] and [[DemonicPossession willingly possessed by the spirit of Justice who Justice]], whose life in the timeless Fade has become a demon made the concept of Vengeance]]; patience quite difficult for them; a promiscuous pirate captain with a very large number of enemies; and an escaped elven slave with IdentityAmnesia, a bad case of the broods and {{Power Tattoo}}s. If you get the DLC, you can also add a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething prince]][=/=][[BadassPreacher priest]] whose entire family has been murdered, your (other) dog, and a female Qunari elf with a tendency to either kill or flirt with anyone she sees.
8th Sep '16 2:55:50 AM Elfkaiser
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'':
** Pretty much every faction has been reduced to this, thanks to the stars darkening.
** On an individual faction level, the Rogues exemplify this the best. Made up of those who don't exactly fit elsewhere and preferring individual freedom over uniformity, they're a completely incohesive collection of individuals that fits the trope to a T.
** The Battleborn are a group made up of individuals from the different factions who have put aside [[WeAreStrugglingTogether their factions' petty squabbles with one another]] over the last scraps of the universe to come together and fight the actual enemy destroying the universe.
1st Sep '16 11:56:45 AM PlasmaTalon
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*** Both games take some effort to justify such choices in crew. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Shepard is a Spectre, a self-sufficient field agent flying a ship that is technically on loan from the Alliance. The situation with Saren isn't seen as that much of a threat, and Shepard simply picks anyone who offers to tag along; the six party members are the best Shepard could gather on short notice. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the authorities outright ignore the problem and don't provide any help, and Shepard is forced to seek out criminals and social outcasts who are nevertheless insanely talented in their fields.

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*** Both games take some effort to justify such choices in crew. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', Shepard is a Spectre, a self-sufficient field agent flying a ship that is technically on loan from the Alliance. The situation with Saren isn't seen as that much of a threat, and Shepard simply picks anyone who offers to tag along; the six party members are the best Shepard could gather on short notice. In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', the authorities outright ignore the problem and don't provide any help, and Shepard is forced to seek out criminals and social outcasts who are nevertheless insanely talented in their fields. [[spoiler:Recordings from Cerberus' base in Mass Effect 3 shows the Illusive Man actually invoked this when choosing potential team members. Knowing Shepard would feel more comfortable with such a team rather than a task force of soldiers.]]
16th Aug '16 11:14:09 AM kome360
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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 enemies can make use of their psychic abilities before they do.do.
** ''VideoGame/XCOM2'' Plays it straight from the top. Because of the Ethereals' World Domination, you are forced to lower your hiring standards... ''a lot''.
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