History SacrificialLion / VideoGames

9th Jul '17 5:26:54 PM SplineTicker
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* Happens ''repeatedly'' in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (to Josef, Minwu, Richard and Cid), to the point where the GBA EnhancedRemake (and every other one after it) had a bonus game, ''Dawn Of Souls'', made up entirely of playable characters who had died (and cameos from other non-playable characters who had also died), and now they're fighting on in the next life. In fact, parts of ''FFII'' felt more like a KillEmAll in a similar vein to [[AnyoneCanDie death-saturated]] stories like ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.

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* Happens ''repeatedly'' Josef in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' (to Josef, Minwu, Richard [[GuestStarPartyMember accompanies the party]] to make up for them saving his daughter...and Cid), makes a HeroicSacrifice to save them from a boulder trap. It quickly makes clear to the point where the GBA EnhancedRemake (and every other one after it) had a bonus game, ''Dawn Of Souls'', made up entirely of playable characters who had died (and cameos from other non-playable characters who had also died), and now they're fighting on in the next life. In fact, parts of ''FFII'' felt more like a KillEmAll in a similar vein to player that [[AnyoneCanDie death-saturated]] stories like ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''.not even their companions are safe]].
26th Jun '17 4:08:07 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* Sergeant Magnusson from ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', the leader of the players squad, gets killed by a German Sniper halfway through the game.
24th Apr '17 6:56:52 PM nombretomado
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* One GuestStarPartyMember in nearly every [[TalesSeries Tales franchise]] installment.

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* One GuestStarPartyMember in nearly every [[TalesSeries [[VideoGame/TalesSeries Tales franchise]] installment.
2nd Apr '17 4:13:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.

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* [[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.''VideoGame/PhantasyStarIV''.
14th Jan '17 1:33:51 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*[[spoiler: Alys Brangwin]] from PhantasyStarIV.
9th Jan '17 9:00:21 AM infernape612
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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]''.

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* Most games in the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series have one. In order, we have Paul Jackson in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'', Ghost and Roach in ''Modern Warfare 2'', Dimitri Petrenko in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', Soap in ''Modern Warfare 3'', Alex Mason in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops 2]]'' ([[spoiler:although he is a possible subversion if you play your cards right]]), Elias Walker in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and Knox and Cormack in ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]'', and Omar and Raines in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyInfiniteWarfare Infinite Warfare]]''.
8th Jan '17 9:13:13 AM nombretomado
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* Isara from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''.
* ''EternalDarkness'' is [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu loaded]] with characters who could at least be considered this - within the [[ShootTheShaggyDog main cast]], no less! The best cases can be made for [[ImpededMessenger Anthony]] and [[GoodShepherd Paul]], who get arguably the most unpleasant ends out of the Chosen - and while most of the others' contribute to an overarching cause in a way that's acknowledged in following chapters, the plot significance of theirs is debatable.

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* %%* Isara from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles''.
* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' is [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu loaded]] with characters who could at least be considered this - within the [[ShootTheShaggyDog main cast]], no less! The best cases can be made for [[ImpededMessenger Anthony]] and [[GoodShepherd Paul]], who get arguably the most unpleasant ends out of the Chosen - and while most of the others' contribute to an overarching cause in a way that's acknowledged in following chapters, the plot significance of theirs is debatable.



* Lars Halford in ''BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].
* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki was killed off to show just how evil Strega is, and to propel the CharacterDevelopment of Ken Amada and Akihiko Sanada, both of whom reach a degree of personal resolution and receive upgraded Personas as a result. Given that he's a well-balanced character and that he has his own personal weapon type that you can continue buying until the end of game (quite unlike most temporary guest characters), it can come as a bit of a shock. In Persona 3 Portable, it is possible for him to survive only to end up in ConvenientComa because the plot would no longer work otherwise.

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* Lars Halford in ''BrutalLegend''.''VideoGame/BrutalLegend''. He's initially in charge of LaResistance, and about halfway through the game he makes a bold stand against [[BigBad Emperor Doviculus]], declaring that he will lead the humans to rise up and defeat the [[TheLegionsOfHell Tainted Coil]]. Doviculus basically says "Can't let you do that" and [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim fatally stabs Lars where he stands]].
* In ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', Shinjiro Aragaki was killed off to show just how evil Strega is, and to propel the CharacterDevelopment of Ken Amada and Akihiko Sanada, both of whom reach a degree of personal resolution and receive upgraded Personas as a result. Given that he's a well-balanced character and that he has his own personal weapon type that you can continue buying until the end of game (quite unlike most temporary guest characters), it can come as a bit of a shock. In Persona 3 Portable, it is possible for him to survive only to end up in ConvenientComa because the plot would no longer work otherwise.
29th Oct '16 2:18:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''GuildWars'':

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28th Oct '16 2:26:14 PM nombretomado
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* Briggs the pirate in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn''. Killed by the shadow monsters spawned by the Grave Eclipse, during the mission to rescue his son Eoleo (who then joins your party [[YouKilledMyFather to avenge him]]).

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* Briggs the pirate in ''GoldenSunDarkDawn''.''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn''. Killed by the shadow monsters spawned by the Grave Eclipse, during the mission to rescue his son Eoleo (who then joins your party [[YouKilledMyFather to avenge him]]).
23rd Sep '16 5:44:58 PM HamburgerTime
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* Anyone who's played the series knows ''FireEmblem'' is an AnyoneCanDie series. However, ''Genealogy Of The Holy War'' gets MEAN with this. Upon hitting Chapter 5: Door to Destiny (Fitting name) you see 2 former party members die to a boss that you can't fight, but the real kick is when you clear that chapter -- you're treated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNE87Taixc the "Battle" of Bahara]] -- and the death of not 1 character, but the death of damn near the ENTIRE CAST. AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent...

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* Anyone who's played the series knows ''FireEmblem'' is an AnyoneCanDie series. However, ''Genealogy Of The Holy War'' gets MEAN with this. Upon hitting Chapter 5: Door to Destiny (Fitting name) you see 2 former party members die to a boss that you can't fight, but the real kick is when you clear that chapter -- you're treated to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNE87Taixc the "Battle" of Bahara]] Belhalla]] -- and the death of not 1 one character, but the death of damn near the ENTIRE CAST. AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent...


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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'':
** In ''Videogame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', Commander Gore, the valiant leader of the Investigation Team, dies to a cheap shot from the first MiniBoss. [[spoiler: However, he is revived by the goddess Ouroboros later on and serves as your mentor should you choose the [[GoldenEnding Neutral path]].]]
** In ''Videogame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'', your character's mentor Nikarri and his fellow student Manabu are [[PlayingWithFire charbroiled]] by the first boss when they take an attack aimed at you and your ImpliedLoveInterest Asahi.
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