History RunningGag / VideoGames

19th Jan '18 2:38:09 PM X2X
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* In ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank]] [[ChivalrousPervert West]] will try to sneak pictures of attractive women he comes across. In the case of [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOGSagaEndlessFrontier Kaguya]] [[MsFanservice Nanbu]], he sneaks five pictures.

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* In ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank]] [[ChivalrousPervert West]] will try to sneak pictures of attractive women he comes across. In the case of [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOGSagaEndlessFrontier [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Kaguya]] [[MsFanservice Nanbu]], he sneaks five pictures.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has HK-47's "Meatbags!" and general [[ComedicSociopath insanity]], along with Mission's repeated use of [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour "Bantha poodoo"]].

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has HK-47's "Meatbags!" and general [[ComedicSociopath insanity]], along with Mission's repeated use of [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour "Bantha poodoo"]].poodoo."]]



* An odd version of this from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', where the biggest version of it was actually the ''earliest'' and before the joke had been established! Kellam the Knight has a running gag in the game of being incredibly easy to overlook considering he wears massive amounts of armor. One character even comments [[LampshadeHanging "How can you be so stealthy in all that armor?"]] They routinely make references to this joke, from many of his spoken lines, to his supports and appearances in cut scenes, and even his epilogue. It even features in gameplay - he's the first character whom you need Chrom to talk to in order to recruit, and it's entirely possible for a player who doesn't know this to miss recruiting him entirely! Then if one takes a good look at the [[http://i.imgur.com/xd0pgJz.jpg cover art]] they see someone whose [[FridgeBrilliance face is mostly blocked by the main characters knee.]]

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* An odd version of this from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', where the biggest version of it was actually the ''earliest'' and before the joke had been established! Kellam the Knight has a running gag in the game of being incredibly easy to overlook considering he wears massive amounts of armor. One character even comments [[LampshadeHanging "How can you be so stealthy in all that armor?"]] They routinely make references to this joke, from many of his spoken lines, to his supports and appearances in cut scenes, and even his epilogue. It even features in gameplay - he's the first character whom you need Chrom to talk to in order to recruit, and it's entirely possible for a player who doesn't know this to miss recruiting him entirely! Then if one takes a good look at the [[http://i.imgur.com/xd0pgJz.jpg cover art]] art,]] they see someone whose [[FridgeBrilliance face is mostly blocked by the main characters knee.]]
27th Dec '17 6:23:01 AM SeizureFerret
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** From an AscendedMeme, Nancy saying "Its ''locked''." in her very deadpan voice.

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** From an AscendedMeme, Nancy saying "Its "It's ''locked''." in her very deadpan voice.
23rd Dec '17 8:11:00 AM tropower
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2:'' Louie is obsessed with food, to the extent that he is far more concerned with documenting the culinary uses of the various predators he encounters than working out how to survive when faced with them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2:'' Louie is obsessed with food, to the extent that he is far more concerned with documenting the culinary uses of the various predators he encounters than working out how to survive when faced with them. This comes to a head in the secret ending where it's revealed that [[spoiler:he was the one who ate the golden pikpik carrots in the first place, and had actually lied about the monster that supposedly ate them, also revealing after the fact that everyone (i.e., the characters and the players) CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot.]]
4th Dec '17 1:01:10 PM BeerBaron
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** The games begin with the main character locked in prison for some reason or another with alarming frequency. Usually you're freed by the Emperor to aid him in some manner. Subverted for once in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where instead of being locked up in prison, you're on your way to be ''executed''.
** Nearly every game will have, at one point or another, a mention of you having your sweetroll stolen. (Even their ''{{Franchise/Fallout}}'' sister series got in on the action with a sweetroll reference in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.)

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** The Series wide examples:
*** Most of the
games in the series begin with the main character locked in prison for some reason PlayerCharacter [[YouAllMeetInACell as a prisoner]]. Your release or another with alarming frequency. Usually you're freed by escape sequence then serves as the Emperor game's tutorial.
*** There are numerous references and mentions
to aid him in some manner. Subverted for once in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', where instead of being locked up in prison, you're on your way to be ''executed''.
** Nearly every game will have, at one point or another, a mention of you having
your sweetroll getting stolen. (Even their ''{{Franchise/Fallout}}'' sister series got At different times, it has appeared as a question in on the action opening PlayerPersonalityQuiz and has been a recurring phrase in the dialogue of CityGuards. It became a Bethesda-wide running gag when they even snuck it into ''[[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} Fallout 3]]'').
*** Starting with the [[VideoGame3DLeap leap to 3D environments]] and hand-placed items in ''Morrowind'', the devs like to put items with rather... ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestive]]'' uses into NPC bedrooms. Potions of Restore Endurance and items of a certain size and shape (like a horker tusk
with a sweetroll reference strip of leather) are favorites.
*** [[EasterEgg M'aiq the Lair]] is a Khajiit LegacyCharacter who has appeared
in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''.)every game since ''Morrowind''. M'aiq is a known a FourthWallObserver (and [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Leaner]] and ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall Breaker]]'') who [[AuthorAvatar voices the opinions]] of the series' creators and developers, largely in the form of {{Take That}}s, to both the [[TakeThatAudience audience]] (given the ''ES'' UnpleasableFanbase) and isn't above above [[SelfDeprecation taking some]] at [[TakeThatUs Bethesda itself]].



** M'aiq the liar who shows up in every game from ''Morrowind'' onwards (either [[LegacyCharacter the original or his great great grandson]]) to make {{Fandom Nod}}s and TakeThat comments about the fans and [[TakeThatUs devs alike]].
24th Nov '17 12:14:49 PM TheHeroHartmut
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-->'''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioColorSplash Toad NPC:]]''' Mario! Princess Peach has been kidnapped by Bowser! No one could have predicted this!
5th Oct '17 1:07:11 PM MrDuckington
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the Annoying Dog has an inexplicable ability to pop up in storage places (including the player's inventory) where it's neither wanted nor expected. It also has a habit of stealing things that the characters have or want, including Papyrus's special attack, a legendary artifact from a shrine, [[spoiler:Toriel's cell phone]] (potentially, more than once even!)....

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', the Annoying Dog has an inexplicable ability to pop up in storage places (including the player's inventory) where it's neither wanted nor expected. It also has a habit of stealing things that the characters have or want, including Papyrus's special attack, a legendary artifact from a shrine, [[spoiler:Toriel's cell phone]] (potentially, more than once even!).... Another gag is Frisk finding something to eat but something ends up making that food inedible, like dumping all the ketchup on your fries (or burger)
26th Sep '17 7:59:40 AM GunarmDyne
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* The protagonist of the ''Franchise/{{Ys}}'' franchise, Adol Christin, starts many of his adventures via getting shipwrecked and losing all of his equipment from his previous adventure. This notably happens in the first game, ''Dawn of Ys'', ''Ark of Napishtim'', and ''[[VideoGame/YsVIIILacrimosaOfDana Lacrimosa of Dana]]''.
9th Sep '17 9:11:35 PM Dere
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** All Zelda games since ''A Link to the Past'' begin with Link being asleep and [[GoodMorningCrono someone/something waking him up]].
27th Aug '17 1:23:55 PM nombretomado
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* The characters from the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' series seem to have an unhealthy fascination with barrels, and will shout "[[CaptainObvious Barrel!]]" every time the player examines one.

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* The characters from the ''Franchise/{{Atelier}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Atelier}}'' series seem to have an unhealthy fascination with barrels, and will shout "[[CaptainObvious Barrel!]]" every time the player examines one.
16th Aug '17 4:03:16 PM MarsJenkar
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* In a few Mario games (including ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''), the fact that Princess Peach has been kidnapped [[OncePerEpisode AGAIN]] does not escape notice, and makes for a quick joke.
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