History ThePollyanna / VideoGames

1st Jun '17 6:29:18 PM Abodos
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* There's reason to regard Link in the various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games as a male Pollyanna. In each game, he's more or less pushed out of his peaceful lifestyle and into massive amounts of fighting, with little to show for it at the end in the way of reward. He gets turned into different animals, stranded in foreign countries, and never even gets the girl (except when he does). He's basically a plaything of the Hyrulean gods. But he's still friendly, good-natured, and never turns down a request for help.

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* There's reason to regard Link in the various ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games as a male Pollyanna. In each game, he's more or less pushed out of his peaceful lifestyle and into massive amounts of fighting, with little to show for it at the end in the way of reward. He gets turned into different animals, stranded in foreign countries, and never even gets the girl (except when he does).does), and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild once]] even lost his life. He's basically a plaything of the Hyrulean gods. But he's still friendly, good-natured, and never turns down a request for help.
1st Jun '17 6:29:18 PM Abodos
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1st Jun '17 6:29:18 PM Abodos
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17th Apr '17 7:35:25 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.

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* Captain Olimar in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer It helps that every time he goes there he is accompanied by adorable little carrot people and loots enough treasure to accumulate more wealth than entire some countries.
17th Apr '17 7:32:53 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.

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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' in ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.
17th Apr '17 7:32:33 PM Kaleidostorm
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* Captain Olimar in''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' manages to see the majesty in a planet that is essentially a DeathWorld to his species. Of course his ventures have probably made him richer than entire countries.
2nd Apr '17 5:18:39 PM nombretomado
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* Marona in the [=PS2=]/[=Wii=] game ''PhantomBrave''. Feared for her ability to summon ghosts, her neighbors all send her hate mail and bilking her pay when they hire her to save them from monsters, and yet she's still unwaveringly kind to them, even though they [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treat her like crap]]. [[TheWoobie She cries when she's alone, though]].

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* Marona in the [=PS2=]/[=Wii=] game ''PhantomBrave''.''VideoGame/PhantomBrave''. Feared for her ability to summon ghosts, her neighbors all send her hate mail and bilking her pay when they hire her to save them from monsters, and yet she's still unwaveringly kind to them, even though they [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer treat her like crap]]. [[TheWoobie She cries when she's alone, though]].
18th Jan '17 9:50:48 PM JakesBrain
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* One of the major songs from the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBbRJoHTJAM ''Pollyanna'']], and the lyrics are from the perspective of, well, a Pollyanna. This isn't obvious in the games (Especially the first two, which have minimal character dialogue), but there is a small theme about keeping happy no matter what happens to you.

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* One of the major songs from the ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series is called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBbRJoHTJAM ''Pollyanna'']], and the lyrics are from the perspective of, well, a Pollyanna. This isn't obvious in the games (Especially the first two, which have minimal character dialogue), but there is a small theme about keeping happy no matter what happens to you.you, and no matter who calls you naive.



* Played to tragic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. On a KillEmAll playthrough, when you meet [[WakeUpCallBoss Papyrus]], [[spoiler:he'll approach you with friendship and mercy and try to redeem you in the hope that you can still be a good person if you only tried. Even when mortally wounded and about to die, with his last breath he will ''still'' encourage you to try and do the right thing.]] Popular consensus is that this is far more of a TearJerker than any amount of [[BreakTheCutie breaking him]], and many players report resetting the game at this point.

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* Played to tragic effect in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. On a KillEmAll playthrough, when you meet [[WakeUpCallBoss Papyrus]], [[spoiler:he'll approach you with friendship and mercy and try to redeem you in the hope that you can still be a good person if you only tried. Even when mortally wounded and about to die, with his last breath he will ''still'' encourage you to try and do the right thing.]] Popular consensus is that this is far more of a TearJerker than any amount of [[BreakTheCutie breaking him]], and many players report resetting the game at this point.point, [[spoiler:which is probably exactly the "right thing" he was talking about.]]
12th Dec '16 5:50:30 PM KingLyger
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* Vyse from ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' never seems to let the overwhelming odds of what he's getting himself into bother him. He consistently [[ShutUpHannibal shuts down anyone who tries to bring him down]], follows his own heroic code, and is very thoroughly a MagneticHero. [[spoiler:When his base gets destroyed, he tells his crew that it's a new opportunity to build it up even better. Nothing gets Vyse down for long.]]
25th Nov '16 9:00:23 PM nombretomado
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* Claudia from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'': She's an orphan, [[LastOfHisKind the last Agarthian alive]], a mere child despite being Really700YearsOld and a lonely, [[CuteMute mute young girl]] scraping her life along with [[ABoyAndHisDog her Guardian Golem]]. Also, [[spoiler: she's [[DoomedByCanon fated to die at your hands]] to save humanity from evil]]. Despite this barrage of sadness she's cheery, lively and literally prances towards her fate with a sunny disposition, well knowing her hardships were worth the prize.

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* Claudia from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'': She's an orphan, [[LastOfHisKind the last Agarthian alive]], a mere child despite being Really700YearsOld and a lonely, [[CuteMute mute young girl]] scraping her life along with [[ABoyAndHisDog [[ABoyAndHisX her Guardian Golem]]. Also, [[spoiler: she's [[DoomedByCanon fated to die at your hands]] to save humanity from evil]]. Despite this barrage of sadness she's cheery, lively and literally prances towards her fate with a sunny disposition, well knowing her hardships were worth the prize.
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