History TheRival / VideoGames

27th Mar '16 11:54:17 AM AmethystLeslie
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*** In ''X and Y'', the opposite gender character gets the starter with the type advantage, and Shauna gets the remaining one, just like in ''Black and White''.
28th Jan '16 1:33:20 PM Adam43
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*** Even in spite of his [[GlowingEyesofDoom glowing]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]] when he lets his SuperPoweredAlterEgo take over, Raiden in ''Revengeance'' is still more commonly associated with blue (given his lightning motif) than Sam, who has a red and black artificial arm and a sword with a crimson blade, fully inverting the trope.

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*** Even in spite of his [[GlowingEyesofDoom glowing]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eye]] when he lets his SuperPoweredAlterEgo take over, Raiden in ''Revengeance'' is still more commonly associated with blue (given his lightning motif) than Sam, who has a red and black artificial arm and a sword with a crimson blade, fully inverting the trope.trope.
* The early parts of ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' had this with the partner and Pancham at first. This is shown in many ways, such as when you go with Espurr and Deerling, while your partner makes Pancham's team fail, and the partner and Pancham argue.
9th Jan '16 2:34:47 PM RashandFierce
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* In the ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' series, Bass is Mega Man's rival, obsessed with proving his superiority over Mega Man.
** Zero for ''VideoGame/MegaManX''.
24th Oct '15 8:32:41 PM dasuberkaiser
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** There's usually at least one character in every game developed by Capcom's (now defunct) Clover Studios/Creator/PlatinumGames that acts as a rival to the main character(s) of the game, and in many cases:

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** * There's usually at least one character in every game developed by Capcom's (now defunct) Clover Studios/Creator/PlatinumGames that acts as a rival to the main character(s) of the game, and in many cases:
12th Sep '15 7:48:00 PM nombretomado
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* There are many rivalries from the [[NintendoWars Advance Wars]] series between [=COs=] (Commanding Officers). [[AcePilot Eagle]] and [[JackOfAllStats Andy]] (one of the missions where you fight Eagle is even named "Rivals!"), [[ActionGirl Sami]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Sonja]] and possibly Grit and [[BoisterousBruiser Max]] from the first game, [[SmugSnake Adder]] and [[OldMaster Sensei]] and [[EvilGenius Lash]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Sonja]] from the second game, and possibly [[MagnificentBastard Hawke]] and [[IceQueen Candy/Kindle]] from the third. ''Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict'' doesn't have rivalries as such; everybody generally just hates each other, except for the NRA and IDS (the two main antagonist armies of the game) who get along nicely. [[spoiler: Except when in a [[TheReveal reveal]] the player finds out that Caulder/Stolos (the MadScientist and BigBad) couldn't really care less about anyone living or dying (the NRA included), apart from when [[ForScience it has "scientific" purposes,]] and essentially leaves the NRA to crumble after its defeat.]]

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* There are many rivalries from the [[NintendoWars ''[[VideoGame/NintendoWars Advance Wars]] Wars]]'' series between [=COs=] (Commanding Officers). [[AcePilot Eagle]] and [[JackOfAllStats Andy]] (one of the missions where you fight Eagle is even named "Rivals!"), [[ActionGirl Sami]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Sonja]] and possibly Grit and [[BoisterousBruiser Max]] from the first game, [[SmugSnake Adder]] and [[OldMaster Sensei]] and [[EvilGenius Lash]] and [[{{Meganekko}} Sonja]] from the second game, and possibly [[MagnificentBastard Hawke]] and [[IceQueen Candy/Kindle]] from the third. ''Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict'' doesn't have rivalries as such; everybody generally just hates each other, except for the NRA and IDS (the two main antagonist armies of the game) who get along nicely. [[spoiler: Except when in a [[TheReveal reveal]] the player finds out that Caulder/Stolos (the MadScientist and BigBad) couldn't really care less about anyone living or dying (the NRA included), apart from when [[ForScience it has "scientific" purposes,]] and essentially leaves the NRA to crumble after its defeat.]]
7th Aug '15 12:55:30 AM Alexia
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** Bowser is sort of like this to Mario, kidnapping Princess Peach and being defeated all the time and usually teaming up with the Mario Bros. when there's a bigger threat.
1st Aug '15 12:34:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': Various originals in addition to various official and crossover rivalries ([[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]] and [[Anime/MazingerZ Koji]], [[Anime/GGundam Domon]] and [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Kazuya]], [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Gai]] and [[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Hiroshi]], [[{{Yonkoma}} Getter-1 and AT Field]].

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'': Various originals in addition to various official and crossover rivalries ([[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Asuka]] and [[Anime/MazingerZ Koji]], [[Anime/GGundam [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Domon]] and [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Kazuya]], [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Gai]] and [[Anime/KotetsuJeeg Hiroshi]], [[{{Yonkoma}} Getter-1 and AT Field]].
27th Jul '15 5:26:00 PM LentilSandEater
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'''(Fair Warning: unless you really like or care to learn more about Vergil, Dante's [[EvilTwin evil twin brother]] from ''DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'', you might wanna skip this one, as you were just given all the description required to basically get the idea. T'is why it's at the bottom of the page.)'''
* What more can one say about Vergil that DMC [[FanBoy fanboys]] haven't already said? In terms of appearance, personality and even his ''playstyle'', he is a true rival to his younger brother in every way: strikingly similar, but still totally different. Throughout the game, Vergil clashes with Dante (morally and physically) more than anyone else in spite of their near identicality, which only makes their conflict even more intense (especially since they're brothers, and SiblingRivalry arguably runs the deepest). He has the exact same face and body as Dante, but with his clothes, hair and personality, still manages to present himself in a completely different way. Dante uses a wide array of weapons and flashly maneuvers to show off his skills, but Vergil only uses a few, and relies purely on speed and effectiveness to quickly eviscerate his foes. As half-demons, they're both highly powerful, even compared to the full-demons they face, and while Dante is relatively content with his current status (although not unwilling to pick up whatever weapons bosses leave behind), Vergil lusts and actively seeks even more power, as he believes that, in his own words, [[MightMakesRight might controls everything]]. And last but not least, they're both quite stylish (given the game's [[IdiosyncraticComboLevels ranking]] [[AwesomenessMeter system]] they'd have to be), but whereas Dante thrives on cracking jokes, mocking his opponents and going overboard in an overt attempt to be cool, Vergil only ever says what he needs to, sometimes hardly acknowledging his opponents, cutting them down in a matter of seconds, in a way meant to assert intimidation and dominance, which is debatably even cooler. This pattern can be stretched to occasionally include a single, harsh insult, and is similar to the dismissive dominance an older brother may have over his younger sibling. However, the sole exception to this treatment is, oddly, Dante himself, who Vergil knows could actually be a threat to his plan given their equal PowerLevel, with whom he instead indulges in some pre-battle small talk, a reflection on their equally warped perspectives on "brotherly love" and the "heartwarming family reunion" taking place. In terms of fighting him as a boss, the story progresses very naturally over the 3 fights you have with him, and could also be seen as another metaphor about the relationship between an older and younger brother: the first battle has the older brother win unanimously, the second ends in a stalemate, and the third features both being much stronger than before, but the younger brother ultimately emerges victorious. He also serves as an interesting [[InvertedTrope contrast]] to the typical [[Attackofthe50FootWhatever "giant evil demon"]] boss archetype one usually sees in a character-action game like this, by being the exact same size as your character while remaining equally as imposing, if not moreso. Needless to say, Vergil is the ice to Dante's fire.
** Special thanks to Nelo Angelo in ''DevilMayCry 1'' for prepping the world for Vergil.
** The more observant of you may have noticed a "hero vs. rival = red vs. blue" trope in Capcom/Platinum's rival lineup (Dante vs. Vergil, Viewtiful Joe vs. Captain Blue, Wonder-Red vs. Wonder-Blue). The Platinum crew is clearly aware of this and has even [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the trope a few times.

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'''(Fair Warning: unless you really like or care to learn more about Vergil, Dante's [[EvilTwin evil twin brother]] from ''DevilMayCry3DantesAwakening'', you might wanna skip this one, as you were just given all the description required to basically get the idea. T'is why it's at the bottom of the page.)'''
* What more can one say about Vergil that DMC [[FanBoy fanboys]] haven't already said? In terms of appearance, personality and even his ''playstyle'', he is a true rival to his younger brother in every way: strikingly similar, but still totally different. Throughout the game, Vergil clashes with Dante (morally and physically) more than anyone else in spite of their near identicality, which only makes their conflict even more intense (especially since they're brothers, and SiblingRivalry arguably runs the deepest). He has the exact same face and body as Dante, but with his clothes, hair and personality, still manages to present himself in a completely different way. Dante uses a wide array of weapons and flashly maneuvers to show off his skills, but Vergil only uses a few, and relies purely on speed and effectiveness to quickly eviscerate his foes. As half-demons, they're both highly powerful, even compared to the full-demons they face, and while Dante is relatively content with his current status (although not unwilling to pick up whatever weapons bosses leave behind), Vergil lusts and actively seeks even more power, as he believes that, in his own words, [[MightMakesRight might controls everything]]. And last but not least, they're both quite stylish (given the game's [[IdiosyncraticComboLevels ranking]] [[AwesomenessMeter system]] they'd have to be), but whereas Dante thrives on cracking jokes, mocking his opponents and going overboard in an overt attempt to be cool, Vergil only ever says what he needs to, sometimes hardly acknowledging his opponents, cutting them down in a matter of seconds, in a way meant to assert intimidation and dominance, which is debatably even cooler. This pattern can be stretched to occasionally include a single, harsh insult, and is similar to the dismissive dominance an older brother may have over his younger sibling. However, the sole exception to this treatment is, oddly, Dante himself, who Vergil knows could actually be a threat to his plan given their equal PowerLevel, with whom he instead indulges in some pre-battle small talk, a reflection on their equally warped perspectives on "brotherly love" and the "heartwarming family reunion" taking place. In terms of fighting him as a boss, the story progresses very naturally over the 3 fights you have with him, and could also be seen as another metaphor about the relationship between an older and younger brother: the first battle has the older brother win unanimously, the second ends in a stalemate, and the third features both being much stronger than before, but the younger brother ultimately emerges victorious. He also serves as an interesting [[InvertedTrope contrast]] to the typical [[Attackofthe50FootWhatever "giant evil demon"]] boss archetype one usually sees in a character-action game like this, by being the exact same size as your character while remaining equally as imposing, if not moreso. Needless to say, Vergil is the ice to Dante's fire.
** Special thanks to Nelo Angelo in ''DevilMayCry 1'' for prepping the world for Vergil.
** The more observant of you may have noticed
There's a "hero vs. rival = red vs. blue" trope in Capcom/Platinum's rival lineup (Dante vs. Vergil, Viewtiful Joe vs. Captain Blue, Wonder-Red vs. Wonder-Blue). The Platinum crew is clearly aware of this and has even [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the trope a few times.
26th Jul '15 11:13:37 PM MiinU
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** But the series' most strained relationship, is the one between [[{{ninja}} Chiho Masuda]] and her cousin, [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Kyoko Kirishima.]] They used to be close, but Chiho's decision to flee their Clan has driven a wedge between them. Kyoko has been ordered to find her wayward cousin and either force her to return, or kill her if she refuses to comply. [[spoiler: She defeats Chiho, but couldn't go through with killing her, so she let her go]].

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** But the series' most strained relationship, is the one between [[{{ninja}} Chiho Masuda]] and her cousin, [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Kyoko Kirishima.]] They used to be close, but Chiho's decision to flee desert their Clan has driven a wedge between them. Kyoko has been ordered to find her wayward cousin and either force her to return, capture her, or kill her if she refuses to comply. [[spoiler: She defeats Chiho, but couldn't go through with killing her, so she chooses to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzoFapcll9c let her go]].go]]]].
26th Jul '15 10:32:20 PM MiinU
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** But the series' most strained relationship, is the one between [[{{ninja}} Chiho Masuda]] and her cousin, [[AloofDarkhairedGirl Kyoko Kirishima.]] They used to be close, but Chiho's decision to flee their Clan has driven a wedge between them. Kyoko has been ordered to find her wayward cousin and either force her to return, or kill her if she refuses to comply. [[spoiler: She defeats Chiho, but couldn't go through with killing her, so she let her go]].
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