History TookALevelInBadass / VideoGames

20th Jun '16 11:29:41 AM PsyckoSama
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16th Jun '16 7:29:50 PM contrafanxxx
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** The Mancubus now has a number of means to stop players from circlestrafing it at close range, including a ground pound move that repels anyone who gets too close.
*** Taken even further with its much more powerful and durable variation: The Cyber-Mancubus!

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** The Mancubus now has a number of means to stop players from circlestrafing it at close range, including a ground pound move that repels anyone who gets too close.
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close. Taken even further with its much more powerful and durable variation: The Cyber-Mancubus!
16th Jun '16 7:29:06 PM contrafanxxx
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* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': A number of returning enemies from the past games are ''significantly'' faster and more aggressive than before, and have new attacks and capabilities.
** The basic Imp is now capable of chucking fireballs while running in any direction, will lead moving targets, and has pinpoint accuracy. It is also capable of navigating the environment with startling agility, and will cling to pipes and walls to rain fireballs down.
** The Possessed Security, this game's version of the Shotgunner, has received a significant buff as it is the only {{hitscan}} enemy in the game now, and is equipped with a riot shield that deflects bullets back at the player.
** Pinkies now sport chitinous armor that resists most attacks from the front, and will charge at the player with impressive speed, while having enough agility to track the player's direction mid-charge.
** After being absent in Doom 3, the Baron of Hell is back and is [[LightningBruiser far more quicker than before]], capable of keeping pace with the player and making great leaps to close the distance, as well as having a number of powerful melee attacks on top of its green fireball attack.
** The Cacodemon's spit now causes your vision to blur for a brief moment should you be hit, and they will constantly advanced on the player to use their bite attack once in range.
** The Revenants, which in the originals were more of a GlassCannon that gradually became passé as time went on, got a pretty significant buff that turns them into {{Lightning Bruiser}}s with the bonus of [[DeathFromAbove being able to fly and smoke you out with]] [[MacrossMissileMassacre a shit load of missiles]].
** The Mancubus now has a number of means to stop players from circlestrafing it at close range, including a ground pound move that repels anyone who gets too close.
*** Taken even further with its much more powerful and durable variation: The Cyber-Mancubus!
** The Summoner, [[{{Expy}} effectively a renamed Arch-Vile]], retains many of the abilities it had in ''Doom 3'' but is much more mobile, teleporting around the area and never staying in one place for more than a few seconds.
** The Cyberdemon as well, even though he's lost his DamageSponge status, he's '''far''' more competent as an opponent and, despite his size, is frighteningly fast, forcing you to keep on your toes or be in for a world of hurt.
** [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss The Spider Mastermind]]. Rather than the weak end-boss she was back then, this one puts up far more of a fight than she did in the original, being much more durable and packing a number of different weapons, including a plasma chaingun, lasers and mines.]]
28th May '16 5:47:25 PM finalsurvivor1
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* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': Team [[TheRival Star Wolf]] were once generic [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad boss enemies]] who soon developed character (at least, Wolf and Leon) and kicked the two [[CardCarryingVillain typical baddies Pigma and Andrew]] and replaced them with [[SuckMyRose Panther]]. They also become involved in the story.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFox'': ''VideoGame/StarFox'':
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Team [[TheRival Star Wolf]] were once generic [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad boss enemies]] who soon developed character (at least, Wolf and Leon) and kicked the two [[CardCarryingVillain typical baddies Pigma and Andrew]] and replaced them with [[SuckMyRose Panther]]. They also become involved in the story.story.
** [[spoiler:The Attack Carrier, the recurring Warm-Up Boss of the franchise, becomes the boss of the third to last level in ''Zero'']].
27th May '16 6:07:28 PM TheCuza
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* From the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, there's Phoenix Wright himself, although we don't know the full extent of it until the third game, where we get to see him before he became a lawyer, as a hopelessly lovesick university student in a pink fuzzy sweater (and no, [[RealMenWearPink real men]] [[AvertedTrope do NOT wear pink]] in this situation). It's seeing Mia Fey get him acquitted for murder that inspires him to change his major to law and become the Ace Attorney we all know.
** From ''[[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations 2]]'', we see [[spoiler:Sebastian Debeste]] go from utterly useless dumbass to something resembling basic competence after overshooting the DespairEventHorizon by a country mile and being pulled back from it by Edgeworth via the longest Logic Chess segment in the game. The change is so drastic that it even affects his ''theme music''. What was previously the comical and goofy-sounding "[[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QugbLVh9Pd4 First-Class Reasoning]]]]" becomes the sombre yet triumphant "[[spoiler:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGrIPF3RutE First-Class Farewell]]]]" as [[spoiler:Sebastian gets the courage to go up against [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem his asshole father]] in court and convict him of his crimes]].
13th Apr '16 1:23:37 PM Camberf
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** Murray in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] was pretty useless. He was only involved in a few missions which inc accidentally getting into street races repeatedly, and needing Sly to cover him against normal enemies, which he cowered in fear from. By [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second game]], however, he had taken on the affectation of a pro wrestler, and was able to take on dozens of enemies by himself, while Sly and Bentley had trouble with more than a couple at a time.

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** Murray in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] was pretty useless. He was only involved in a few missions which inc included accidentally getting into street races repeatedly, and needing Sly to cover him against normal enemies, which he cowered in fear from. By [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second game]], however, he had taken on the affectation of a pro wrestler, and was able to take on dozens of enemies by himself, while Sly and Bentley had trouble with more than a couple at a time.
13th Apr '16 1:23:09 PM Camberf
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** Murray goes from just being big to actually being somewhere near as strong as he thinks he is from [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] to [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second]].
** Bentley is an even more obvious example. He acts strictly as MissionControl in the first game, actually starts going out and doing stuff in the second and by [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third]] has tricked himself out so that Sly is really only the leader of the gang in name. Many fans actually consider Bentley, not Sly, to be the true hero of the franchise thanks to this and his overall characters development.

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** Murray goes from just being big to actually being somewhere near as strong as he thinks he is from in [[VideoGame/SlyCooperAndTheThieviusRaccoonus the first game]] was pretty useless. He was only involved in a few missions which inc accidentally getting into street races repeatedly, and needing Sly to cover him against normal enemies, which he cowered in fear from. By [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second]].
second game]], however, he had taken on the affectation of a pro wrestler, and was able to take on dozens of enemies by himself, while Sly and Bentley had trouble with more than a couple at a time.
** Bentley is an even more obvious example. He acts strictly as MissionControl in the first game, actually starts going out and doing stuff in the second and by [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third]] has tricked himself out so that Sly is really only the leader of the gang in name. Between the first and second games, he also changes from a character that essentially only tells the player how the controls work to the guy who comes up with every single incredibly intricate heist plan. Many fans actually consider Bentley, not Sly, to be the true hero of the franchise thanks to this and his overall characters development.
10th Apr '16 4:47:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Meet Lucy Stillman [[HeyItsThatVoice (voiced by]] Creator/KristenBell). Come [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI AC1,]] she was the blonde chick in a pencil skirt who stood there while you gallivanted about Masyaf in the 12th century. No action girl, no action ''anything.'' Meet the same Lucy Stillman (still voice by Kristen Bell) via [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII AC2.]] She wears high heels, ''blood-stained vests,'' and kicks the shit out of anyone who looks at her funny. Fan reactions thus: "whoah, Lucy's a badass!"

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** Meet Lucy Stillman [[HeyItsThatVoice (voiced by]] by Creator/KristenBell). Come [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI AC1,]] she was the blonde chick in a pencil skirt who stood there while you gallivanted about Masyaf in the 12th century. No action girl, no action ''anything.'' Meet the same Lucy Stillman (still voice by Kristen Bell) via [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII AC2.]] She wears high heels, ''blood-stained vests,'' and kicks the shit out of anyone who looks at her funny. Fan reactions thus: "whoah, Lucy's a badass!"
8th Apr '16 3:20:45 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Jesse and his friends [[spoiler: become the new Order of The Stone in Episode 4, and in Episode 5, Jesse begins the episode by effortlessly dispatching hordes of monsters.]]
5th Apr '16 5:06:14 AM thatmadork
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** Speaking of ''4'', every single enemy has got this treatment compared to the last game! Feral Ghouls aren't much tougher but much more dangerous as they come in huge groups and have unpredictable attack patterns. The basic Radscorpions are now as big and tough as the Giant Radscorpions from ''3'' and ''New Vegas'' and also now burrow underground to ambush you under your feet. Mirelurk Kings are less fish-men and now the monster from the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' films, and Mirelurk Queens are bigger than Super Mutant Behemoths and can shrug off ''the Fat-Man''. Raiders are much better armed and even have their very own suits of Power Armor (albeit crude homemade versions), and also the ability to ''steal yours'' if you allow them the proper circumstances. Sentry Bots are twice as big, pack all the same weapons and will try to blow you up with a Mini-Nuke blast if you heavily damage them. Deathclaws (as if ''they'' could get even more badass) can now tank multiple rockets and insta-kill you if you're not wearing Power Armor, and still put up a tough fight against a Power Armor wearer.
*** Can also potentially happen to the Minutemen in ''4''. They start out getting their asses kicked by raider gangers, ghouls and mirelurks. They can end up [[spoiler:storming the Institute, blowing the whole place sky-high and giving ''the goddamn [[BadassArmy Eastern Brotherhood of Steel]]'' pause for concern. Oh, and if you're so inclined, they can inflict a CurbStompBattle on those Brotherhood jerks too!]]

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** Speaking of ''4'', * In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' every single enemy has got this treatment compared to the last game! Feral Ghouls aren't much tougher but much more dangerous as they come in huge groups and have unpredictable attack patterns. The basic Radscorpions are now as big and tough as the Giant Radscorpions from ''3'' and ''New Vegas'' and also now burrow underground to ambush you under your feet. Mirelurk Kings are less fish-men and now the monster from the ''Film/{{Alien}}'' films, and Mirelurk Queens are bigger than Super Mutant Behemoths and can shrug off ''the Fat-Man''. Raiders are much better armed and even have their very own suits of Power Armor (albeit crude homemade versions), and also the ability to ''steal yours'' if you allow them the proper circumstances. Sentry Bots are twice as big, pack all the same weapons and will try to blow you up with a Mini-Nuke blast if you heavily damage them. Deathclaws (as if ''they'' could get even more badass) can now tank multiple rockets and insta-kill you if you're not wearing Power Armor, and still put up a tough fight against a Power Armor wearer.
*** ** Can also potentially happen to the Minutemen in ''4''.Minutemen. They start out getting their asses kicked by raider gangers, ghouls and mirelurks. They can end up [[spoiler:storming the Institute, blowing the whole place sky-high and giving ''the goddamn [[BadassArmy Eastern Brotherhood of Steel]]'' pause for concern. Oh, and if you're so inclined, they can inflict a CurbStompBattle on those Brotherhood jerks too!]]too!]]
** Codsworth the Mr. Handy robot butler is a textbook CrutchCharacter, with a deadly melee attack early on but no ability to upgrade him or give him good equipment. With the ''Automatron'' [=DLC=] however, you could outfit him with the body of a Sentry bot if you were so inclined. Miniguns, Gatling Lasers, Missile Launchers, [[WalkingArmoury why stop at one]]?
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