History SacrificialLamb / VideoGames

27th Sep '16 5:56:26 PM pinkdalek
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* Wedge and Biggs' death in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' served to show us how powerful the Espers are.



* Elia/Aria from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' fits the trope perfectly. She's the first character to appear once you leave the FloatingContinent (starting the game properly), gets about half an hour of character development, and is killed by the first boss you encounter.

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Elia/Aria from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' fits the trope perfectly. She's the first character to appear once you leave the FloatingContinent (starting the game properly), gets about half an hour of character development, and is killed by the first boss you encounter.encounter.
** Wedge and Biggs' death in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' served to show us how powerful the Espers are.
** Wedge and Biggs get offed like this ''again'' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', where, after a charming couple of hours of introduction where they're presented as fellow members of the terrorist team, [[DialogueTree interesting conversation partners]] and potential future party members, they are killed fighting alongside Barret in an attempt to stop Reno from blowing up the Sector 7 Pillar. A third member of AVALANCHE, Jessie, is the most shocking death of this scene - she isn't doomed to being a MauveShirt by her name, gets the most CharacterDevelopment of the three, and is presented in the opening act as a RescueRomance love interest to Cloud and a [[BettyAndVeronica rival to Tifa]].
28th Aug '16 12:00:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Just about every grand-strategy level game set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII will have [[ThrowAwayCountry entire countries]] get this treatment just to show how dangerous the NazisWithGnarlyWeapons are. Poland is usually their first and most prominent victim. There is usually no way to save it, and even if the Poles somehow do hold back the Nazis, they'll get attacked from behind by the Soviets. France can also get this treatment, since it will almost invariably be the first major power to fall to the Axis - usually it will not last longer than one year after war is declared.

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* Just about every grand-strategy level game set in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII will have [[ThrowAwayCountry entire countries]] get this treatment just to show how dangerous the NazisWithGnarlyWeapons UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons are. Poland is usually their first and most prominent victim. There is usually no way to save it, and even if the Poles somehow do hold back the Nazis, they'll get attacked from behind by the Soviets. France can also get this treatment, since it will almost invariably be the first major power to fall to the Axis - usually it will not last longer than one year after war is declared.
2nd Mar '16 6:03:13 AM eliaskelham
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* ''{{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}}'' has Sayaka Maizono, the Ultimate Pop Sensation who's set up to be a LoveInterest and is effectively the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game until the first chapter, wherein she's the first to die. Another case would be Junko Enoshima, who gets publicly executed by the mastermind in the same Chapter for violating a rule. [[spoilers:Things are not how they seem in her case, however, as the "Junko" in the game is actually her twin sister Mukuro Ikusaba. The ''real'' Junko Enoshima is the one who orchestrated her twin's death, and she's also the mastermind behind the events of the game.]]

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* ''{{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}}'' has Sayaka Maizono, the Ultimate Pop Sensation who's set up to be a LoveInterest and is effectively the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game until the first chapter, wherein she's the first to die. Another case would be Junko Enoshima, who gets publicly executed by the mastermind in the same Chapter for violating a rule. [[spoilers:Things [[spoiler:Things are not how they seem in her case, however, as the "Junko" in the game is actually her twin sister Mukuro Ikusaba. The ''real'' Junko Enoshima is the one who orchestrated her twin's death, and she's also the mastermind behind the events of the game.]]
2nd Mar '16 6:02:26 AM eliaskelham
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* ''{{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}}'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.

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* ''{{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}}'' has Sayaka Maizono, the Ultimate Pop Sensation who's set up to be a LoveInterest and is effectively the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game until the first chapter, wherein she's the first to die. Another case would be Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that gets publicly executed by the penalty mastermind in the same Chapter for breaking violating a rule. [[spoilers:Things are not how they seem in her case, however, as the game's rules "Junko" in the game is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.actually her twin sister Mukuro Ikusaba. The ''real'' Junko Enoshima is the one who orchestrated her twin's death, and she's also the mastermind behind the events of the game.]]
22nd Feb '16 4:33:12 PM delightfulCheshire
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** The rod used to resurrect a unit [[FridgeBrilliance won't work on]] [[NotQuiteDead the decoy]].
2nd Jan '16 8:59:07 AM Prfnoff
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* The way ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: Original Generations'' was set up, probably Lamia Loveless was turned into a SacrificialLamb to add suspense in OG Gaiden. So you get acquainted with her a lot in the OG 2 portion. Then in the bonus segment... she's shot down dead. Of course, when OG Gaiden comes out, it turns out to be just a set up for CliffHanger and she came back... well enough. She's not an EnsembleDarkHorse like Zero, though.
* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', a large bulk of the games boss fights come from the Full Moon Shadows, extremely powerful Shadows that each represent a different Tarot Arcana. You fight them all...except for Magician, the first to show appear, who is quickly killed by the Main Character in a cutscene.

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* The way ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Super Robot Wars: Original Generations'' Generations]]'' was set up, probably Lamia Loveless was turned into a SacrificialLamb to add suspense in OG Gaiden. So you get acquainted with her a lot in the OG 2 portion. Then in the bonus segment... she's shot down dead. Of course, when OG Gaiden comes out, it turns out to be just a set up for CliffHanger and she came back... well enough. She's not an EnsembleDarkHorse like Zero, though.
* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', a large bulk of the games boss fights come from the Full Moon Shadows, extremely powerful Shadows that each represent a different Tarot Arcana. You fight them all...except for Magician, the first to show appear, who is quickly killed by the Main Character in a cutscene.
13th Sep '15 12:08:02 PM Aquillion
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* ''{{VideoGame/Danganronpa}}'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Danganronpa}}'' ''{{VisualNovel/DanganRonpa}}'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.
13th Sep '15 12:07:20 PM Aquillion
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* ''VideoGame/Danganronpa'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.

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* ''VideoGame/Danganronpa'' ''{{VideoGame/Danganronpa}}'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.
13th Sep '15 12:07:04 PM Aquillion
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* ''VideoGame/Danganronpa'' has Junko Enoshima, who dies early on to show that the penalty for breaking the game's rules is real. As he kills her, Monokuma even says that he's invoking this trope ''by name''.
30th Jul '15 7:36:21 PM nombretomado
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Call of Duty}}'' series has this as a time-honored tradition, usually paired off with a SacrificialLion later on for added oomph. In order, we have Yasir Al-Fulani from ''ModernWarfare'', Joseph Allen from ''Modern Warfare 2'', Andrei Harkov and Leonid Pudovkin from ''Modern Warfare 3'', Erik Breighner from ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'', Baker, Kyra Mosely, and Ajax from ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Will Irons from ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]''.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Call of Duty}}'' series has this as a time-honored tradition, usually paired off with a SacrificialLion later on for added oomph. In order, we have Yasir Al-Fulani from ''ModernWarfare'', ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Joseph Allen from ''Modern Warfare 2'', Andrei Harkov and Leonid Pudovkin from ''Modern Warfare 3'', Erik Breighner from ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'', Baker, Kyra Mosely, and Ajax from ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Will Irons from ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]''.
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