History TookALevelInBadass / VideoGames

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]]?
2nd Apr '16 2:10:50 PM GrammarNavi
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* In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'': While Booker starts as a seasoned badass Elizabeth starts out as rather naive [[DamselInDistress damsel in distress]], but shows early signs of potential when we see her lockpicking skills and we get glimpses of her special talents. While at first she is rather appalled by all the killing that ensues, she sees herself forced to kill someone to save a child which results in a [[HeroicBSOD Heroic BSOD]] with an [[ImportantHaircut important haircut]] signaling her first level up. In combination with a lengthy torture over months she now merely accepts Booker as a sidekick on her [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge roaring rampage of revenge]], after showing how much she now is able to weaponize her special powers. By the end of the game she pretty much wields god like powers and pretty casually kills of [[TheDreaded Songbird]] before [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong setting right what once went wrong]] at the cost of her own existence. Which is then ignored for the DLCs where in Burial at Sea Part II she takes the last level when she is [[BroughtDownToBadass brought down to normal]] and holds herself against an army of splicers with traditionell badassery, making one final [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]].

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* In ''Videogame/BioshockInfinite'': While Booker starts as a seasoned badass Elizabeth starts out as rather naive [[DamselInDistress damsel in distress]], but shows early signs of potential when we see her lockpicking skills and we get glimpses of her special talents. While at first she is rather appalled by all the killing that ensues, she sees herself forced to kill someone to save a child which results in a [[HeroicBSOD Heroic BSOD]] with an [[ImportantHaircut important haircut]] signaling her first level up. In combination with a lengthy torture over months she now merely accepts Booker as a sidekick on her [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge roaring rampage of revenge]], after showing how much she now is able to weaponize her special powers. By the end of the game she pretty much wields god like powers and pretty casually kills of [[TheDreaded Songbird]] before [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong setting right what once went wrong]] at the cost of her own existence. Which is then ignored for the DLCs {{DLC}}s where in Burial at Sea Part II she takes the last level when she is [[BroughtDownToBadass brought down to normal]] and holds herself against an army of splicers with traditionell badassery, making one final [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]].
31st Mar '16 11:55:41 AM thatmadork
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*** 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!]]
4th Mar '16 9:56:12 AM StarCrossed
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** The Avatar in both ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is a major example. In both games, they are customizable, and start off as somewhat weak units, having to be watched carefully to avoid being annihilated. However, after a few levels, and a re-class or two, they take several levels in badass. As each Avatar has access to their own specific character-only class, maxing that after gaining skills in all other classes, you become a certifiable badass. (In Fire Emblem: Awakening, it is possible to get all gender-specific skills and all other non-enemy class skills on a single Avatar, allowing you to build a ''OneManArmy''. Adding other Avatar characters that you can recruit and do the same thing, you can literally have a ''BadassArmy''.)
20th Feb '16 12:41:53 AM Marine200
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** Nearly everyone got UpToEleven levels in badass in "VideoGame/HyruleWarriors". See above for Zelda, Ruto goes from being carried around and captured (she still does), but [[MakingASplash uses her water manipulation skills to the fullest. Epona goes from mode of transportation to full on war horse. Hell, even the Great Fairy gets an upgrade, being able to [[ColonyDrop pull down]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the moon]] to using Link as a weapon as... one of Link's alternate weapons.

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** Nearly everyone got UpToEleven levels in badass in "VideoGame/HyruleWarriors". See above for Zelda, Ruto goes from being carried around and captured (she still does), but [[MakingASplash uses her water manipulation skills to the fullest. ]] Epona goes from mode of transportation to full on war horse. Hell, even the Great Fairy gets an upgrade, being able to [[ColonyDrop pull down]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the moon]] to using Link as a weapon as... one of Link's alternate weapons.
19th Feb '16 5:10:30 PM Xidphel
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**** And then she becomes able to take down an entire army on her own in "VideoGame/HyruleWarriors", displaying impressive rapier skills. To continue from the above post, this is Zelda [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/zelda/images/f/f6/Zelda_Rapier_(Hyrule_Warriors).png/revision/latest?cb=20140808193037 in 2014]].


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** Nearly everyone got UpToEleven levels in badass in "VideoGame/HyruleWarriors". See above for Zelda, Ruto goes from being carried around and captured (she still does), but [[MakingASplash uses her water manipulation skills to the fullest. Epona goes from mode of transportation to full on war horse. Hell, even the Great Fairy gets an upgrade, being able to [[ColonyDrop pull down]] [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the moon]] to using Link as a weapon as... one of Link's alternate weapons.
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