History TheRival / VideoGames

29th Apr '17 4:59:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TokimekiMemorial'' series, there's two types of rivalries:

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* In the ''TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series, there's two types of rivalries:
23rd Apr '17 8:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* A rival is a staple RecurringElement in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', but ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' puts a different spin on it. When you first meet him, Oscar Dragonia has all the trappings of the rival character: he's in charge of the HellholePrison the protagonist Velvet was trapped in, he's a subordinate of the BigBad, and he fights her to a standstill during her escape in a [[HopelessBossFight battle you don't quite finish]]. After setting him up as someone who the party will be competing against for success, the game takes a hatchet to everything the player expects from a rival; he's a non-presence for most of the plot, and when he does appear, it's mostly so things can go FromBadToWorse for him. He ends up a villainous FailureHero through and through, a complete non-entity to the party only appearing to Velvet with all the presence and memorability of a traffic cone.

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* A rival is a staple RecurringElement in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'', but ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' puts a different spin on it. When you first meet him, Oscar Dragonia has all the trappings of the rival character: he's in charge of the HellholePrison the protagonist Velvet was trapped in, he's a subordinate of the BigBad, and he fights her to a standstill during her escape in a [[HopelessBossFight battle you don't quite finish]]. After setting him up as someone who the party will be competing against for success, the game takes a hatchet to everything the player expects from a rival; he's a non-presence for most of the plot, and when he does appear, it's mostly so things can go FromBadToWorse for him. He ends up a villainous FailureHero through and through, a complete non-entity to the party only appearing to Velvet with all the presence and memorability of a traffic cone.
18th Apr '17 7:46:38 AM Kazmahu
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* A rival is a staple RecurringElement in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', but ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' puts a different spin on it. When you first meet him, Oscar Dragonia has all the trappings of the rival character: he's in charge of the HellholePrison the protagonist Velvet was trapped in, he's a subordinate of the BigBad, and he fights her to a standstill during her escape in a [[HopelessBossFight battle you don't quite finish]]. After setting him up as someone who the party will be competing against for success, the game takes a hatchet to everything the player expects from a rival: [[spoiler:his entire story is one failure after another. An unwanted spare of a noble family, he was made to join the Abbey to give them more influence, but his career has been unknowingly propped up by his beloved sister - who, despite being a baseborn bastard, has more clout in the Abbey than him. He passed over a prestigious assignment because he felt the other candidate deserved it more; instead of being rewarded, he ended up in charge of Titania, which is a [[ReassignedToAntarctica dead-end shithole]] of a post. What looked like skillful use of powerful Artes during Velvet's escape was actually Oscar jumping straight to tactics of last resort just to slow her down, and the only clean he gets was a cheap shot. After being beaten and disfigured by Velvet, he's reassigned to the boonies and not heard from again for half the game, where his sister has petitioned for him to get a safe-but-important gubernatorial role in the sticks. He's not there a week before Velvet causes him to utterly fail at every aspect of his assignment, including not being fought because Velvet knocks him out mid-sentence with a single kick. This results in him being "asked" to act as a candidate for a powerful but completely untested new arte; despite finally putting up a boss fight with a prototype he was apparently compatible with, it ultimately goes completely haywire and he has to be killed in self-defense. It's not for no reason that his title in his final battle is "Failed Oscar".]]

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* A rival is a staple RecurringElement in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', but ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' puts a different spin on it. When you first meet him, Oscar Dragonia has all the trappings of the rival character: he's in charge of the HellholePrison the protagonist Velvet was trapped in, he's a subordinate of the BigBad, and he fights her to a standstill during her escape in a [[HopelessBossFight battle you don't quite finish]]. After setting him up as someone who the party will be competing against for success, the game takes a hatchet to everything the player expects from a rival: [[spoiler:his entire story is one failure after another. An unwanted spare of a noble family, he was made to join the Abbey to give them more influence, but his career has been unknowingly propped up by his beloved sister - who, despite being a baseborn bastard, has more clout in the Abbey than him. He passed over a prestigious assignment because he felt the other candidate deserved it more; instead of being rewarded, he ended up in charge of Titania, which is a [[ReassignedToAntarctica dead-end shithole]] of a post. What looked like skillful use of powerful Artes during Velvet's escape was actually Oscar jumping straight to tactics of last resort just to slow her down, and the only clean he gets was a cheap shot. After being beaten and disfigured by Velvet, rival; he's reassigned a non-presence for most of the plot, and when he does appear, it's mostly so things can go FromBadToWorse for him. He ends up a villainous FailureHero through and through, a complete non-entity to the boonies and not heard from again for half the game, where his sister has petitioned for him party only appearing to get a safe-but-important gubernatorial role in the sticks. He's not there a week before Velvet causes him to utterly fail at every aspect of his assignment, including not being fought because Velvet knocks him out mid-sentence with a single kick. This results in him being "asked" to act as a candidate for a powerful but completely untested new arte; despite finally putting up a boss fight with a prototype he was apparently compatible with, it ultimately goes completely haywire all the presence and he has to be killed in self-defense. It's not for no reason that his title in his final battle is "Failed Oscar".]]memorability of a traffic cone.
16th Apr '17 8:36:38 AM Kazmahu
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* 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.

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* 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.argue.
* A rival is a staple RecurringElement in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'', but ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'' puts a different spin on it. When you first meet him, Oscar Dragonia has all the trappings of the rival character: he's in charge of the HellholePrison the protagonist Velvet was trapped in, he's a subordinate of the BigBad, and he fights her to a standstill during her escape in a [[HopelessBossFight battle you don't quite finish]]. After setting him up as someone who the party will be competing against for success, the game takes a hatchet to everything the player expects from a rival: [[spoiler:his entire story is one failure after another. An unwanted spare of a noble family, he was made to join the Abbey to give them more influence, but his career has been unknowingly propped up by his beloved sister - who, despite being a baseborn bastard, has more clout in the Abbey than him. He passed over a prestigious assignment because he felt the other candidate deserved it more; instead of being rewarded, he ended up in charge of Titania, which is a [[ReassignedToAntarctica dead-end shithole]] of a post. What looked like skillful use of powerful Artes during Velvet's escape was actually Oscar jumping straight to tactics of last resort just to slow her down, and the only clean he gets was a cheap shot. After being beaten and disfigured by Velvet, he's reassigned to the boonies and not heard from again for half the game, where his sister has petitioned for him to get a safe-but-important gubernatorial role in the sticks. He's not there a week before Velvet causes him to utterly fail at every aspect of his assignment, including not being fought because Velvet knocks him out mid-sentence with a single kick. This results in him being "asked" to act as a candidate for a powerful but completely untested new arte; despite finally putting up a boss fight with a prototype he was apparently compatible with, it ultimately goes completely haywire and he has to be killed in self-defense. It's not for no reason that his title in his final battle is "Failed Oscar".]]
31st Mar '17 7:34:19 PM 313Bluestreak
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** Originally it was Knuckles. In his debut Knuckles fought against Sonic & Tails due to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]] by Dr. Eggman. After Eggman revealed himself as the BigBad, Knuckles teamed up with the duo to stop him. Afterward, probably due to their egos, Sonic & Knuckles clashed for one reason or another, mostly due to the latter [[UnwittingPawn being tricked by Eggman into doing so.]] Their rivalry has kind of dissipated in recent years due to other adversaries showing up and Knuckles becoming more of an ally, but still pops up now and then. ''SonicAdvance3'' refers to them as "Fighting Buddies".

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** Originally it was Knuckles. In his debut [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles debut]] Knuckles fought against Sonic & Tails due to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]] by Dr. Eggman. After Eggman revealed himself as the BigBad, Knuckles teamed up with the duo to stop him. Afterward, probably due to their egos, Sonic & Knuckles clashed for one reason or another, mostly due to the latter [[UnwittingPawn being tricked by Eggman into doing so.]] Their rivalry has kind of dissipated in recent years due to other adversaries showing up and Knuckles becoming more of an ally, but still pops up now and then. ''SonicAdvance3'' ''[[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy Sonic Advance 3]]'' refers to them as "Fighting Buddies".



** Sonic himself acts as a FriendlyRival to Tails in ''SonicAdventure''. Since Tails wants to prove himself to Sonic, most of his levels consist of him trying to beat Sonic to the end of the level.

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** Sonic himself acts as a FriendlyRival to Tails in ''SonicAdventure''.''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. Since Tails wants to prove himself to Sonic, most of his levels consist of him trying to beat Sonic to the end of the level.
5th Dec '16 10:17:36 PM Takeshi80
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** In [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire the third generation]], this has an interesting twist: The rival is the playable character who the player did ''not'' choose. This is also the case with one of the rivals in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', which uses a version of Calem or Selena - minus the hat, interestingly enough - depending on who ''your'' character is.

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** In [[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire the third generation]], this has an interesting twist: The rival is the playable character who the player did ''not'' choose. This is also the case with one of the rivals in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', which uses a version of Calem or Selena Serena - minus the hat, interestingly enough - depending on who ''your'' character is.



** In most games, the rivals have default names or no names at all, and the player is able to name them. There are some exceptions; in ''Black and White'' and ''X and Y'' are exceptions; the Rivals there cannot be renamed.

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** In most games, the rivals have default names or no names at all, and the player is able to name them. There are some exceptions; in ''Black and White'' and ''X and Y'' are exceptions; Y''; the Rivals there cannot be renamed.
31st Aug '16 9:44:40 AM Galacton
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** Sonic himself acts as a FriendlyRival to Tails in ''SonicAdventure''. Since Tails wants to prove himself to Sonic most of his levels consist of him trying to beat Sonic to the end of the level.

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** Sonic himself acts as a FriendlyRival to Tails in ''SonicAdventure''. Since Tails wants to prove himself to Sonic Sonic, most of his levels consist of him trying to beat Sonic to the end of the level.
31st Aug '16 9:36:55 AM Galacton
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*** Debuting alongside Shadow was Rouge the Bat, who serves as TheRival to Knuckles. They're both treasure hunters, but for Knuckles it's more of a hobby and his main job is guarding the all powerful Master Emerald, while Rouge is an outright thief who attempts to steal it. This dynamic tends to be laced with FoeYay however.

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*** ** Sonic himself acts as a FriendlyRival to Tails in ''SonicAdventure''. Since Tails wants to prove himself to Sonic most of his levels consist of him trying to beat Sonic to the end of the level.
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Debuting alongside Shadow was Rouge the Bat, who serves as TheRival to Knuckles. They're both treasure hunters, but for Knuckles it's more of a hobby and his main job is guarding the all powerful Master Emerald, while Rouge is an outright thief who attempts to steal it. This dynamic tends to be laced with FoeYay however.
31st Aug '16 9:30:34 AM Galacton
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* The eponymous character of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' tends to attract a lot of these characters for various reasons.
** Originally it was Knuckles. In his debut Knuckles fought against Sonic & Tails due to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]] by Dr. Eggman. After Eggman revealed himself as the BigBad, Knuckles teams up with the duo to stop him. Afterward, probably due to their egos, Sonic & Knuckles clashed for one reason or another, mostly due to the latter [[UnwittingPawn being tricked by Eggman into doing so.]] Their rivalry has kind of dissipated in recent years due to other adversaries showing up and Knuckles becoming more of an ally, but still pops up now and then.
** Since Sonic & Knuckles were slowly becoming friends, Shadow debuted as the new, darker rival for Sonic. Unlike Knuckles, Shadow was ''not'' being tricked into fighting the heroes and was in fact a dangerous foe in his debut. Originally didn't pay Sonic much attention outside of accusing him of copying his style, but due to Sonic's tenacity and cheating death he earned Shadow's respect and acknowledgment as a WorthyOpponent. Even after Shadow's eventual HeelFaceTurn, this dynamic is retained and the two clash quite often before teaming up against a common foe.
*** Debuting alongside Shadow was Rouge the Bat, who served as TheRival to Knuckles. They're both treasure hunters, but it's more of a hobby for Knuckles and he guards the all powerful Master Emerald instead, while Rouge is an outright thief who attempts to steal it. This dynamic tends to be laced with FoeYay however.

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* The eponymous character of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' *''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' tends to attract a lot of these characters rivals for various reasons.
** Originally it was Knuckles. In his debut Knuckles fought against Sonic & Tails due to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]] by Dr. Eggman. After Eggman revealed himself as the BigBad, Knuckles teams teamed up with the duo to stop him. Afterward, probably due to their egos, Sonic & Knuckles clashed for one reason or another, mostly due to the latter [[UnwittingPawn being tricked by Eggman into doing so.]] Their rivalry has kind of dissipated in recent years due to other adversaries showing up and Knuckles becoming more of an ally, but still pops up now and then.
then. ''SonicAdvance3'' refers to them as "Fighting Buddies".
** Since Sonic & Knuckles were slowly becoming friends, Shadow debuted as the new, darker rival for Sonic. Unlike Knuckles, Shadow was ''not'' being tricked into fighting the heroes Sonic and was in fact a dangerous foe in his debut. Originally Shadow didn't pay Sonic much attention outside of accusing him of copying his style, but due to Sonic's tenacity and at cheating death he earned Shadow's respect and acknowledgment as a WorthyOpponent. Even after Shadow's eventual HeelFaceTurn, this dynamic is retained and the two clash quite often before when not teaming up against a common foe.
*** Debuting alongside Shadow was Rouge the Bat, who served serves as TheRival to Knuckles. They're both treasure hunters, but for Knuckles it's more of a hobby for Knuckles and he guards his main job is guarding the all powerful Master Emerald instead, Emerald, while Rouge is an outright thief who attempts to steal it. This dynamic tends to be laced with FoeYay however.
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''.
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