History RequiredSecondaryPowers / VideoGames

1st Mar '16 11:17:27 PM erforce
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' games, protagonist Ethan Thomas has the primary superpower of [[MakeMeWannaShout super shouting]]. Sadly, he doesn't find out about it until two thirds of the way through the second game, and doesn't learn how to use it [[EleventhHourSuperpower until the last level]]. Thankfully, the super-dense bone structure that allows him to produce the necessary sonic vibrations also gives NighInvulnerability.

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* In ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'', it is revealed that the ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'' games, protagonist Ethan Thomas has the [[spoiler:the primary superpower of [[MakeMeWannaShout super shouting]]. shouting]]]]. Sadly, he doesn't find out about it until two thirds of the way through the second game, and doesn't learn how to use it [[EleventhHourSuperpower until the last level]]. Thankfully, the super-dense bone structure that allows him to produce the necessary sonic vibrations also gives NighInvulnerability.
4th Feb '16 6:37:23 AM GentlemensDame883
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' explores ([[DeconstructorFleet among other things]]) the power of SaveScumming, and the fact that to use it at all, you'd need RippleEffectProofMemory. Since saving is explicitly an in-universe power your character has, they keep their memories when you reload. Flowey ''used'' to be able to save, but can't anymore now that you're in the same ClosedCircle as him, but he still has the required secondary power. [[spoiler:This is inverted when you fight him after your first Neutral ending -- he's stolen back the ability to save, but you've kept the ability to remember.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' explores ([[DeconstructorFleet among other things]]) the power of SaveScumming, and the fact that to use it at all, you'd need RippleEffectProofMemory. Since saving is explicitly an in-universe power your character has, they keep their memories when you reload. Flowey ''used'' to be able to save, but can't anymore now that you're in the same ClosedCircle as him, but he still has the required secondary power. [[spoiler:This is inverted when you fight him after your first Neutral ending -- he's stolen back the ability to save, but you've kept the ability to remember.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Xenonauts}}'', after researching the Alien Alloys, your scientists note that it would be very useful for armour... if they had any tool capable of cutting, never mind machining it. It's not till later that such capability is acquired.
8th Jan '16 5:31:41 PM billybobfred
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* A ''technological'' example in ''{{Geneforge}}'', which takes place in a stock fantasy setting: the discovery of a method for magically reading genes is a major plot point. However, unlike in our world where genome sequencing projects and information technology were able to keep up with each other, here the findings have to be recorded on paper. Because of this, a lot of the information has to be discarded.

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* A ''technological'' example in ''{{Geneforge}}'', which takes place in a stock fantasy setting: the discovery of a method for magically reading genes is a major plot point. However, unlike in our world where genome sequencing projects and information technology were able to keep up with each other, here the findings have to be recorded on paper. Because of this, a lot of the information has to be discarded.discarded.
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' explores ([[DeconstructorFleet among other things]]) the power of SaveScumming, and the fact that to use it at all, you'd need RippleEffectProofMemory. Since saving is explicitly an in-universe power your character has, they keep their memories when you reload. Flowey ''used'' to be able to save, but can't anymore now that you're in the same ClosedCircle as him, but he still has the required secondary power. [[spoiler:This is inverted when you fight him after your first Neutral ending -- he's stolen back the ability to save, but you've kept the ability to remember.]]
15th Dec '15 8:40:18 PM Nohbody
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'', the Little Sisters have [[HealingFactor the ability to heal very quickly]] due to the sea slug in them... but quickly does not equal correctly. [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/They_Feel_Pain One audio diary]] tells about how one Little Sister broke her legs, and they healed at awkward angles. In order to fix them, she had to ''keep having her legs broken'' until they were in the correct position. And what's worse is that Little Sisters ''aren't immune to pain''.
** In the diary concerning the Telekinesis plasmid, Dr. Suchong mentions that it can't be used to do a BulletCatch - not because of the plasmid's deficiency, mind, but the user's reaction time.
** On that pain thing... they tried making the Little Sisters incapable of feeling pain, but that actually made things ''worse,'' since they wouldn't realize when something was injuring them.
** The main characters of the games aren't immune to their own plasmids/vigors. This doesn't cause you any harm, but it makes for some interesting BodyHorror; fire abilities char the skin of your hands, ice abilities cause visible frostbite, and you don't want to know about [[BeeBeeGun Insect Swarm]].

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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'': In ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'', an aversion, the Little Sisters have [[HealingFactor the ability to heal very quickly]] due to the sea slug in them... but quickly does not equal correctly. [[http://bioshock.wikia.com/wiki/They_Feel_Pain One audio diary]] tells about how one Little Sister broke her legs, and they healed at awkward angles. In order to fix them, she had to ''keep having her legs broken'' until they were in the correct position. And what's worse is that Little Sisters ''aren't immune to pain''.
** In the diary concerning the Telekinesis plasmid, Dr. Suchong mentions that it can't be used to do a BulletCatch - not because of the plasmid's deficiency, mind, but the user's reaction time.
** On that pain thing... they tried making the Little Sisters incapable of feeling pain, but that actually made things ''worse,'' since they wouldn't realize when something was injuring them.
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main characters of the games aren't immune to their own plasmids/vigors. This doesn't cause you any harm, but it makes for some interesting BodyHorror; fire abilities char the skin of your hands, ice abilities cause visible frostbite, and you don't want to know about [[BeeBeeGun Insect Swarm]].
14th Dec '15 3:46:29 PM FJH
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** On the subject on Tohno Shiki, his stated ability is Mystic Eyes of Death Perception which perceives the "death of existence" of things as lines and points arrayed across a surface of the said object. Cutting and piercing those lines terminates that existence. He wears [[{{RestrainingBolt}} special glasses]] to block the Mystic Eyes and, while wearing them, he can't see the lines and also cannot accidentally cut them. In other words, Mystic Eyes of Death Perception come with a secondary power that also allows him to "interact" with the lines he can "see."
5th Oct '15 12:19:34 PM KarjamP
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** The player themselves must also have the required secondary power of driving, public transportation, or having someone to drive them if they want to get every Pokémon in real life.

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** The player themselves must also have the required secondary power of driving, public transportation, or having someone to drive them if they want to get every Pokémon in real life. That, or have internet access.
8th Aug '15 3:45:22 PM jakeroo123
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** It's also pretty obvious that Tails has not only some kind of healing ability, but an anchoring one as well, explaining why his tails stay attached to him whenever he flies. Likewise, his tails must also be very strong to achieve flight (with ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' having him carry himself, Sonic and Knuckles simultaneously) as various games allow him to attack with just his tails.

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** It's also pretty obvious that Tails has not only some kind of healing ability, but an anchoring one as well, explaining why his tails stay attached to him whenever he flies. He's also been shown to be incredibly durable otherwise. Likewise, his tails must also be very strong to achieve flight (with ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' having him carry himself, Sonic and Knuckles simultaneously) as various games allow him to attack with just his tails.
4th Aug '15 4:53:37 PM AceOfScarabs
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** There's one notable aversion throughout the series: None of the characters have super-acceleration. The very shortest amount of time it takes a character to reach full speed is just over two seconds. As the series went on, the characters became faster, but didn't accelerate any better, so it can take over ten seconds for them to reach full speed.

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** There's one notable aversion throughout the series: None of the characters have super-acceleration. The very shortest amount of time it takes a character to reach full speed is just over two seconds. As the series went on, the characters became faster, but didn't accelerate any better, so it can take over ten seconds for them to reach full speed. It was not until the games introduced the Boost power that Sonic could accelerate to cruise speed on a dime.
2nd Jun '15 9:17:22 AM WackyPanda
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* An interesting aversion occurs in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' with [[spoiler:Anghel. At first it just seems that he's the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, babbling away about ridiculous things, and acting as everything is taking place in a RPG game. ''Then'' you learn that Anghel secretes hallucinogenic spores, but doesn't have the {{Required Secondary Power}} of being immune to them, hence his strange behaviour.]]

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* An interesting aversion occurs in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' with [[spoiler:Anghel. At first it just seems that he's the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, babbling away about ridiculous things, and acting as everything is taking place in a RPG game. ''Then'' you learn that Anghel secretes hallucinogenic spores, but doesn't have the {{Required Secondary Power}} of being immune to them, hence his strange behaviour.]]]]
* A ''technological'' example in ''{{Geneforge}}'', which takes place in a stock fantasy setting: the discovery of a method for magically reading genes is a major plot point. However, unlike in our world where genome sequencing projects and information technology were able to keep up with each other, here the findings have to be recorded on paper. Because of this, a lot of the information has to be discarded.
14th Apr '15 6:31:07 AM jormis29
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* Some of this in ''VideoGame/InFamous''. Cole's electricity powers must also come with some control over magnetism for him to decrease his falling speed and jump off of skyscrapers only to land without breaking anything - it's mentioned explicitly that being able to jump off buildings is a part of his powers, but how it relates to electricity is up to conjecture. More obviously, Kessler's final power once he fully evolved as a Conduit was [[spoiler:the ability to travel into the past one time]], but likely thanks to this trope, he's immune to [[spoiler:TemporalParadox and freely alters his past life with no side-effects to himself]].

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* Some of this in ''VideoGame/InFamous''.''VideoGame/{{InFAMOUS}}''. Cole's electricity powers must also come with some control over magnetism for him to decrease his falling speed and jump off of skyscrapers only to land without breaking anything - it's mentioned explicitly that being able to jump off buildings is a part of his powers, but how it relates to electricity is up to conjecture. More obviously, Kessler's final power once he fully evolved as a Conduit was [[spoiler:the ability to travel into the past one time]], but likely thanks to this trope, he's immune to [[spoiler:TemporalParadox and freely alters his past life with no side-effects to himself]].



*** Likewise in the second game after rescuing Kuo who now has ice powers, she lacks sufficient control over her powers and accidentally freezes part of Cole's face when she touches it. While she gets better, the Vermaak 88 take this even further and slowly turn into giant ice monsters called Titans. This is because their powers were forcibly grafted on and they don't have any of the powers to stop the ice from giving them frostbite, freezing whole limbs, or other issues. While it doesn't kill them it drives them mad with constant anguish.

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*** Likewise in the second game ''VideoGame/{{InFAMOUS 2}}'', after rescuing Kuo who now has [[AnIcePerson ice powers, powers]], she lacks sufficient control over her powers and accidentally freezes part of Cole's face when she touches it. While she gets better, [[AmoralAfrikaner the Vermaak 88 88]] take this even further and slowly turn into giant ice monsters called Titans. This is because their powers were forcibly grafted on and they don't have any of the powers to stop the ice from giving them frostbite, freezing whole limbs, or other issues. While it doesn't kill them it drives them mad with constant anguish.
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