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* ''LEGO Marvel SuperHeroes'' - Like the ''Batman'' games, this features an original story.

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* ''LEGO Marvel SuperHeroes'' Super Heroes'' - Like the ''Batman'' games, this features an original story.
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* ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars''

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars''''LEGO Star Wars''



* ''VideoGame/LEGOIndianaJones''

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOIndianaJones''''LEGO Indiana Jones''



* ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' - Unlike most other LEGO games, the ''Batman'' titles feature original stories instead of adapting existing ones.

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' ''LEGO Batman'' - Unlike most other LEGO games, the ''Batman'' titles feature original stories instead of adapting existing ones.



* ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter''

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter''''LEGO Harry Potter''



* ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (featuring ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'')
* ''VideoGame/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings'' (featuring ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''Return of the King'')
** ''VideoGame/LEGOTheHobbit'' (featuring ''[[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney An Unexpected Journey]]'' and ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug Desolation of Smaug]]'', but '''not''' ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies Battle of the Five Armies]]'' (it was planned for a DLC update but was scrapped))
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' - Like the ''Batman'' games, this features an original story.
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'' (featuring ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'')
* ''VideoGame/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings'' ''LEGO The Lord of the Rings'' (featuring ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''Return of the King'')
** ''VideoGame/LEGOTheHobbit'' ''LEGO The Hobbit'' (featuring ''[[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney An Unexpected Journey]]'' and ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug Desolation of Smaug]]'', but '''not''' ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies Battle of the Five Armies]]'' (it was planned for a DLC update but was scrapped))
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes'' ''LEGO Marvel SuperHeroes'' - Like the ''Batman'' games, this features an original story.
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers'' ''LEGO Marvel's Avengers'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)



* ''VideoGame/LEGOJurassicWorld'' (featuring ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/{{The Lost World|JurassicPark}}'', ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', and ''Film/JurassicWorld'')

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOJurassicWorld'' ''LEGO Jurassic World'' (featuring ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/{{The Lost World|JurassicPark}}'', ''Film/JurassicParkIII'', and ''Film/JurassicWorld'')
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!!The LEGO Adaptation Games provide examples of the following tropes:

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!!LEGO Adaptation Games with their own pages include:

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* ''VideoGame/LEGOBatman'' series
* ''VideoGame/LEGOHarryPotter'' series
* ''VideoGame/LEGOIndianaJones'' series
* ''VideoGame/LEGOJurassicWorld''
* ''VideoGame/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings'' (and ''LEGO The Hobbit'')
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers''
* ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelSuperHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean''
* ''VideoGame/LEGOStarWars'' series
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!!The remaining LEGO Adaptation Games provide examples of the following tropes:
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The games are rife with numerous {{shout out}}s, much as you'd expect from a franchise affectionately parodying popular films, to the point where they have [[ShoutOut/LEGOAdaptationGame their own Shout Out page]].

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The games are rife with numerous {{shout out}}s, much as you'd expect from a franchise affectionately parodying popular films, to the point where they have [[ShoutOut/LEGOAdaptationGame their own Shout Out page]].
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* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/LegoAdaptationGame Detailed here.]]
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* LEGO ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel's Avengers]]'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)

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* LEGO ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel's Avengers]]'' ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)



* AdvertisedExtra: The Winter Soldier, Lady Thor and Kamala Khan are all featured on the back of ''Avengers'', despite that fact that the Winter Soldier only appears in one optional mission, Kamala in two sidequests, and Lady Thor is just a playable character with no storyline focus.



* AsHimself: Stan Lee in ''Avengers''. [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]] is also an unlockable character.
* AscendedMeme:
** In ''Marvel's Avengers'', the final mission to [[spoiler:unlock Lou Ferrigno?]] Fighting a bear.
** Third trailer for ''Age of Ultron'' spawned jokes about Hulk looking like he's talking a selfie in the scene where the team is all lunging towards HYDRA in slow motion. Cue the game having an entire string of "Hulk selfie" side quests.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: The Other prepares to send several runaway Chitauri back to Thanos for a FateWorseThanDeath, only to be distracted by the sound of an ice cream truck.



* CreatorCameo: ''Marvel's Avengers'' has the obligatory Creator/StanLee appearance.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Avengers'' compared to ''Marvel Superheroes,'' being based directly off the movies and all. It shows in ways both obvious and subtle. Compare, for example, Maria Hill's mission briefings from one game to the other, or the more RealIsBrown look of New York in ''Avengers'' vs. the bright and cheerful New York of ''Marvel Superheroes.''



* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: A mission in ''Avengers'' has Armin Zola proclaiming how the player's every action will lead to their doom. Comfortable, air-conditioned doom, but DOOM nonetheless.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Once the player finishes a mission that requires foiling Armin Zola's latest plan, he tells them to get the "hail Hydra" out.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In ''Avengers'', certain characters can be unlocked by getting into fights with them. The fights don't come with any explanation, they're just there.



* JokeCharacter
** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Egghead, who has no real abilities other than throwing eggs.
** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Butterball, who is physically invulnerable, but his attacks are all him tumbling over himself and he runs in a awkward waddle.
** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has the Mk 1 Iron Man suit, which moves slowly and can't fly.
* KneelBeforeZod: During his boss fight in Free Play Mode, Loki swears the player characters will kneel before him when the day is through.
* LandmarkingTheHiddenBase: In ''Avengers'', a Hydra base can be found under the Lincoln Monument.
* LethalJokeCharacter: In Lego Avengers, Squirrel Girl [[spoiler:has a set of hulkbuster armor]].



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: A mission in ''Avengers'' involves helping Kamala Khan fight off several crocodiles with FrickinLaserBeams attached to their heads.



** ''Avengers'' wasn't timed with any releases, but had DLC for ''Ant-Man'' and ''Captain America: Civil War''.



* QuoteMine: All of the voicework in ''Marvel's Avengers'' cutscenes is clipped straight from the movies. Many lines are used in the same context as the films -- but some are put into new contexts for comedic purposes.



* RegeneratingHealth: In ''Avengers'', characters like Ultron and The Vision have it.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: A bit of an odd version with Agent Coulson in Lego Avengers. He still "dies" like he did in the original movie, but we see him open his eyes and wink at the camera while Captain America's back is turned, foreshadowing his appearance in Series/AgentsOfSHIELD.
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! Games in the series:

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** LEGO ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel's Avengers]]'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)

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** * LEGO ''[[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel's Avengers]]'' (unrelated to the previous Marvel game; featuring ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' and including other movies from Phase Two of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse)



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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: If you're in cursor mode, you don't have to worry about any enemies harming you due to being unable to take damage at there, so you can continue your task unimpeded.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: AntiFrustrationFeatures:
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If you're in cursor mode, you don't have to worry about any enemies harming you due to being unable to take damage at there, so you can continue your task unimpeded.



*** Third trailer for ''Age of Ultron'' spawned jokes about Hulk looking like he's talking a selfie in the scene where the team is all lunging towards HYDRA in slow motion. Cue the game having an entire string of "Hulk selfie" side quests.

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*** ** Third trailer for ''Age of Ultron'' spawned jokes about Hulk looking like he's talking a selfie in the scene where the team is all lunging towards HYDRA in slow motion. Cue the game having an entire string of "Hulk selfie" side quests.



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* ContinuityLockout: In the earlier games, the cutscenes are only occasional, usually [[HeroicMime pantomimed]], and PlayedForLaughs. So good luck understanding what's going on without watching the movies first. For an example of how these games look to someone unfamiliar with the source material: ''[[http://www.mytgn.co.uk/forum/content.php?67-Lego-Harry-Potter-as-Explained-by-Somone-Who-Has-Never-Read-Harry-Potter-Introduction LEGO Harry Potter as Explained by Someone Who Has Never Read Harry Potter]]''.
*** Averted in the ''Batman'' games and ''Marvel Superheroes'', as they're not based on preexisting stories and they provide either text bites that explain the action or dialogue specifically recorded for the game. Later games like ''Lord of the Rings'', ''The Hobbit'', ''Jurassic World'' and ''Avengers'' also use actual dialogue from their films (albeit moved about on occasion to fit the various cutscenes).

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* ContinuityLockout: In the earlier games, the cutscenes are only occasional, usually [[HeroicMime pantomimed]], and PlayedForLaughs. So good luck understanding what's going on without watching the movies first. For an example of how these games look to someone unfamiliar with the source material: ''[[http://www.mytgn.co.uk/forum/content.php?67-Lego-Harry-Potter-as-Explained-by-Somone-Who-Has-Never-Read-Harry-Potter-Introduction LEGO Harry Potter as Explained by Someone Who Has Never Read Harry Potter]]''.
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* GroundPound: Any character with a melee weapon can do this.

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* GroundPound: GroundPound:
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** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Egghead and Butterball. The former has no real abilities other than throwing eggs and while the latter is physically invulnerable, his attacks are all him tumbling over himself and he runs in a awkward waddle.
** ''Marvel Avengers'' also has the Mk 1 Iron Man suit, which moves slowly and can't fly.
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** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Egghead and Butterball. The former Egghead, who has no real abilities other than throwing eggs and while the latter eggs.
** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Butterball, who
is physically invulnerable, but his attacks are all him tumbling over himself and he runs in a awkward waddle.
** ''Marvel ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' also has the Mk 1 Iron Man suit, which moves slowly and can't fly.
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* TheUnintelligible / SpeakingSimlish: The earliest games used a small voice cast speaking Simlish in the cutscenes, and relied on the players to have seen the movies and know how the story goes already. Later games used dialogue samples from the movie being adapted, a voice actors performing new dialogue, or a combination.




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* TheUnintelligible / SpeakingSimlish: In the movie adaptation games, where the players can be expected to know how the story goes already, everyone speaks Simlish. (Though samples from the movies, such as Han's "Yahoo!" from ''A New Hope'', are occasionally used at appropriate moments.) The DC and Marvel adaptations, which have original plots, have intelligible characters.
** ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' and ''LEGO The Hobbit'' avert this by using actual dialogue from their respective movies.
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* ''LEGO Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (featuring ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'')

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* ''LEGO Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ''VideoGame/LEGOPiratesOfTheCaribbean'' (featuring ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl Curse of the Black Pearl]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest]]'', ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', and ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'')



* {{Bowdlerization}} / {{Disneyfication}}: ''Pirates'' replaces hanging with ProducePelting.



* ContinuityNod: In ''Pirates'', the ''Curse of the Black Pearl'' levels include a few elements that weren't introduced until the next movie: Jack's compass pointing to what he's looking for (''Curse'' implied that it always pointed to Isla de Muerta), Barbossa's body being retrieved in TheStinger, and as a nice touch, a flash of green light at sunset.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In ''LEGO Pirates'', any scenes involving hanging is changed to being put into stocks and [[ProducePelting pelted with fruit]].



* DegradedBoss: In the bonus level of ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'', "The Ride", Barbossa, Davy Jones, and Blackbeard all don't have their boss abilities when you fight them.



* DualWielding: Some characters in ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'' can wield dual swords.



* EvenTheGuysWantHim: In ''LEGO Pirates'', Philip's singing makes hearts appear over guys' and girls' heads alike as they swoon. Often taken to hilarious levels with characters like Blackbeard and Davy Jones.



* GameBreakingBug:
** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'': in the final level of the third movie, you fight Davy Jones, who jumps around his ship as the battle progresses. However, there is one jump where he has a good chance of simply not doing it. There is no way to get him to do it and the only solution is to exit and replay ''the entire level up to that point''... which does not eliminate the possibility of him doing it again. Repeatedly.
** The Wii version of ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'' has a frustrating pair of bugs during the Brethren Court level. One involves the GratuitousDiscoSequence; if you land on the wrong space, the puzzle becomes glitched and cannot be completed. The other affects a puzzle wherein the player must turn a wheel to spin a maze and pull a chain to change the direction that the maze will spin; the chain can only be pulled three times before it stops working due to the bug, meaning that the player cannot afford to make a mistake, but even worse is the fact that the wheel stops working altogether after the first time you use it, rendering the puzzle (and thus the entire level) impossible to complete.



* GlassShatteringSound: A recurring special ability; used by mermaids and bad singers in ''Pirates'', among others.



* GravityIsAHarshMistress: In ''LEGO Pirates'' during the ''Curse of the Black Pearl'' section when Barbossa backs Jack and Elizabeth off the plank and they don't notice until it's too late.
* GroinAttack: Part of a RuleOfThree joke in ''LEGO Pirates'': Anamaria slaps Jack, Cotton slaps Jack, Marty aims lower.



* HubLevel: Each series has its own. In later games that expand to a WideOpenSandbox, there's usually a section of the world that holds most of the Hub functions like shops and character customization; ''Pirates'' has Port Royal.

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* HubLevel: Each series has its own. In later games that expand to a WideOpenSandbox, there's usually a section of the world that holds most of the Hub functions like shops and character customization; ''Pirates'' has Port Royal.customization.



* InterfaceScrew: In ''Pirates'', getting hit by Blackbeard's projectiles will reverse your controls.



* MessyPig: Jokes involving pigs are the RunningGag of ''Pirates''.



* MythologyGag:
** In ''LEGO Rock Band'', the only characters with normal skin tones are those based on the pre-made characters from ''RB2''. The rest (the human ones, anyway) all are built with yellow skin, including your road crew.
** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'': The final, bonus mission is a replication of the original Ride/DisneyThemeParks ride itself, but with enemies.

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* MythologyGag:
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MythologyGag: In ''LEGO Rock Band'', the only characters with normal skin tones are those based on the pre-made characters from ''RB2''. ''RB 2''. The rest (the human ones, anyway) all are built with yellow skin, including your road crew.
** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'': The final, bonus mission is a replication of the original Ride/DisneyThemeParks ride itself, but with enemies.
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* TheNapoleon: ''Lego Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' exaggerates Beckett's shortness, making him even more of this; while he ''was'' originally noticeably shorter than other characters in the movies, his Lego minifig is the same size as the one used for ''hobbits''.



* PercussiveMaintenance
** In ''The LEGO Movie Videogame'', one of the random animations when using a wrench to fix something is hitting it with the wrench.
** In ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'', when fixing something with the hammer, occasionally the character will kick whatever he's repairing.

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* PercussiveMaintenance
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PercussiveMaintenance: In ''The LEGO Movie Videogame'', one of the random animations when using a wrench to fix something is hitting it with the wrench.
** In ''LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean'', when fixing something with the hammer, occasionally the character will kick whatever he's repairing.
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* ProductPlacement: All the games have been based on pre-existing building sets, naturally. ''Pirates'' had the slight twist in that the game was announced before the sets were. More than that, most games are timed to tie in with a related movie release.
** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' with ''On Stranger Tides''.

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* ProductPlacement: All the games have been based on pre-existing building sets, naturally. ''Pirates'' had the slight twist in that the game was announced before the sets were. More than that, most games are timed to tie in with a related movie release.
** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' with ''On Stranger Tides''.
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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black objects can't be manipulated by most characters and are reserved only for those with evil powers (Sith in ''Star Wars'', dark wizards in ''Harry Potter'', Blackbeard in ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', etc).

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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black objects can't be manipulated by most characters and are reserved only for those with evil powers (Sith in ''Star Wars'', dark wizards in ''Harry Potter'', Blackbeard in ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', etc).powers.



** Some have gotten very annoyed by the difficulty of finding Blackbeard (especially since he's a very important special character you ''need'' to buy in order to get 100%), the answer: You have to look near Tia Dalma's shack, where you'll find him.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In many cases, a character who was killed off in the original version won't have their death scene shown and simply [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappear from the plot afterward]]. But apart from that, ''Pirates'' has Anamaria appear in ''Dead Man's Chest'' and ''At World's End'' despite her conspicuous absence from those films.
** An bit of an odd version with Agent Colson in Lego Avengers. He still "dies" like he did in the original movie, but we see him open his eyes and wink at the camera while Captain America's back is turned, foreshadowing his appearance in Series/AgentsOfSHIELD.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean has an achievement for finishing Port Royal with 0 studs. ''Failing'' to collect studs is actually harder than collecting them. Thankfully, there are plenty of enemies in the level so you can lose the studs and have a chance of succeeding at failing.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In many cases, a character who was killed off in the original version won't have their death scene shown and simply [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappear from the plot afterward]]. But apart from that, ''Pirates'' has Anamaria appear in ''Dead Man's Chest'' and ''At World's End'' despite her conspicuous absence from those films.
** An
A bit of an odd version with Agent Colson Coulson in Lego Avengers. He still "dies" like he did in the original movie, but we see him open his eyes and wink at the camera while Captain America's back is turned, foreshadowing his appearance in Series/AgentsOfSHIELD.
* SpringtimeForHitler: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean has an achievement for finishing Port Royal with 0 studs. ''Failing'' to collect studs is actually harder than collecting them. Thankfully, there are plenty of enemies in the level so you can lose the studs and have a chance of succeeding at failing.
Series/AgentsOfSHIELD.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: At least it does for Will Turner.



* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: Any male character in ''LEGO Pirates'', usually unsheathing their weapon in the process.
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* ''LEGO Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' (featuring ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''Return of the King'')
** ''LEGO Film/TheHobbit'' (featuring ''[[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney An Unexpected Journey]]'' and ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug Desolation of Smaug]]'', but '''not''' ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies Battle of the Five Armies]]'' (it was planned for a DLC update but was scrapped))

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* ''LEGO Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''VideoGame/LEGOTheLordOfTheRings'' (featuring ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', ''The Two Towers'', and ''Return of the King'')
** ''LEGO Film/TheHobbit'' ''VideoGame/LEGOTheHobbit'' (featuring ''[[Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney An Unexpected Journey]]'' and ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug Desolation of Smaug]]'', but '''not''' ''[[Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies Battle of the Five Armies]]'' (it was planned for a DLC update but was scrapped))



* AdaptedOut:
** ''Lord of the Rings'' noticeably drops the entire Minas Tirith plotline with Denethor and Faramir. You still get to play the Battle of Pelennor Fields, but it focuses on Éowyn's and Aragorn's involvement instead.
** ''The Lego Movie'' completely omits several of the licensed characters that make appearances in the film itself, such as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Milhouse]], [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Michelangelo]] and [[Film/HarryPotter Dumbledore]]. Furthermore, [[spoiler:the cameo by Millennium Falcon and its crew]] is omitted despite iots relevance to the plot, and one of the major plot points is completely glossed over - [[spoiler:TheReveal that the entire story is really just a boy playing with his Lego is kept, but the subsequent reveal that Lord Business and his plot to freeze everything is based on his father's desire to stop his son from messing up his Lego kits is cut out of the story, removing all context for Lord Business' HeelFaceTurn]].
* AdorableEvilMinions: Pretty much anything evil automatically becomes this, or at least LaughablyEvil, when turned Lego. Uruk-hai and other orcs especially.

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* AdaptedOut:
** ''Lord of the Rings'' noticeably drops the entire Minas Tirith plotline with Denethor and Faramir. You still get to play the Battle of Pelennor Fields, but it focuses on Éowyn's and Aragorn's involvement instead.
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AdaptedOut: ''The Lego Movie'' completely omits several of the licensed characters that make appearances in the film itself, such as [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Milhouse]], [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Michelangelo]] and [[Film/HarryPotter Dumbledore]]. Furthermore, [[spoiler:the cameo by Millennium Falcon and its crew]] is omitted despite iots relevance to the plot, and one of the major plot points is completely glossed over - [[spoiler:TheReveal that the entire story is really just a boy playing with his Lego is kept, but the subsequent reveal that Lord Business and his plot to freeze everything is based on his father's desire to stop his son from messing up his Lego kits is cut out of the story, removing all context for Lord Business' HeelFaceTurn]].
* AdorableEvilMinions: Pretty much anything evil automatically becomes this, or at least LaughablyEvil, when turned Lego. Uruk-hai and other orcs especially.



** In ''Lord of the Rings'', when you set foot into Mordor, you get the achievement "One does not simply...: Walk into Mordor". The accompanying icon even has Boromir in the infamous pose. You also get the "Taking the Hobbits to Isengard" achievement by reaching Isengard with every playable Hobbit (See both icons [[https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6823787008/hF1178B3A/ here).]]



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In the first level of ''Lord of the Rings'', being based on the movie, the player fights Sauron, who for some reason (most likely so he can actually wear the ring like an actual ring) is roughly five times the average character's height. Naturally, when Sauron's battle armour form is unlocked as playable, it's the standard size. So it's possible to play as normal-Sauron scampering around giant-Sauron's feet.



* BeamOWar: The Gandalf vs. Saruman battle in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* BigHeadMode:
** In ''Lord of the Rings'', this can be accomplished by hitting someone with the Ent-Draught.
** Attacking a character in ''The Hobbit'' while wearing the Bee Gloves will swell their head. It wears off.



* {{Bowdlerization}} / {{Disneyfication}}:
** ''Pirates'' replaces hanging with ProducePelting.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' replaces Gollum biting off Frodo's finger with Gollum removing Frodo's hand... only for Frodo to just put it back in afterward.

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* {{Bowdlerization}} / {{Disneyfication}}:
**
{{Disneyfication}}: ''Pirates'' replaces hanging with ProducePelting.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' replaces Gollum biting off Frodo's finger with Gollum removing Frodo's hand... only for Frodo to just put it back in afterward.
ProducePelting.



* ButtMonkey: Each series of games tends to have one, who will fall victim to most of the comic injuries and pratfalls. ''Lord of the Rings'' has Gimli.

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* ButtMonkey: Each series of games tends to have one, who will fall victim to most of the comic injuries and pratfalls. ''Lord of the Rings'' has Gimli.



* TheCameo: Tom Bombadil and Radagast the Brown are available characters in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''. Tom even has his yellow boots.
* CaptainObvious: Legolas' infamous "A diversion!" line is hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when he pops onto the screen with his arm in the air declaratively just to say it.



* ColossusClimb: ''The Hobbit'' has the Stone-giant battle.



* CowardlyBoss: Wormtongue in ''Lord of the Rings''. He stands in front of Theoden but one punch makes him run around the room crazily, then sneak up and hit you while you're trying to heal Theoden with Gandalf. You have to build cages to lock him up in after guards break down a door.



* CutShort: ''LEGO The Hobbit'' was originally designed to adapt the first two movies, with the third being added as DLC. Then said DLC got cancelled, leaving the story on a CliffHanger[=/=]NoEnding note.



* DarkerAndEdgier:
** ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' deserves some mention. While the funny is present as usual, consider that the first two levels of the game feature an epic war against the ultimate evil, an almost SurvivalHorror-esque sequence featuring four unarmed and unprepared hobbits against the black rider, and an intense battle between two wizards, all played completely straight. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. And the cutscenes use the actual dialogue from the movies, which are still dead serious, and even the cartoony visuals can only do so much to lighten things up.
** ''Avengers'' is certainly this compared to ''Marvel Superheroes,'' being based directly off the movies and all. It shows in ways both obvious and subtle. Compare, for example, Maria Hill's mission briefings from one game to the other, or the more RealIsBrown look of New York in ''Avengers'' vs. the bright and cheerful New York of ''Marvel Superheroes.''

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* DarkerAndEdgier:
** ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' deserves some mention. While the funny is present as usual, consider that the first two levels of the game feature an epic war against the ultimate evil, an almost SurvivalHorror-esque sequence featuring four unarmed and unprepared hobbits against the black rider, and an intense battle between two wizards, all played completely straight. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. And the cutscenes use the actual dialogue from the movies, which are still dead serious, and even the cartoony visuals can only do so much to lighten things up.
**
DarkerAndEdgier: ''Avengers'' is certainly this compared to ''Marvel Superheroes,'' being based directly off the movies and all. It shows in ways both obvious and subtle. Compare, for example, Maria Hill's mission briefings from one game to the other, or the more RealIsBrown look of New York in ''Avengers'' vs. the bright and cheerful New York of ''Marvel Superheroes.''



* DemBones: Dancing skeletons are a RunningGag in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* DevelopersForesight:
** When distance-tagging (the ability to tag to another character without standing next to them) was introduced, you may have thought about using this to tag yourself out of falling to your death. However, if the death has already been registered by the game, you'll lose your studs anyway and you will be left at [[OneHitPointWonder 25% health]] (12.5% in ''LEGO Batman'') as a punishment.
** In the prologue of ''Lord of the Rings'', you can actually jump into the fires of Mount Doom as Isildur while holding the ring. Of course as DeathIsCheap in these games, you just respawn. However the devs were clearly aware of the fact that if Isildur had managed to destroy the ring there would have been no story, and give you an achievement for trying this.

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* DemBones: Dancing skeletons are a RunningGag in ''Lord of the Rings''.
* DevelopersForesight:
**
DevelopersForesight: When distance-tagging (the ability to tag to another character without standing next to them) was introduced, you may have thought about using this to tag yourself out of falling to your death. However, if the death has already been registered by the game, you'll lose your studs anyway and you will be left at [[OneHitPointWonder 25% health]] (12.5% in ''LEGO Batman'') as a punishment.
** In the prologue of ''Lord of the Rings'', you can actually jump into the fires of Mount Doom as Isildur while holding the ring. Of course as DeathIsCheap in these games, you just respawn. However the devs were clearly aware of the fact that if Isildur had managed to destroy the ring there would have been no story, and give you an achievement for trying this.
punishment.



* EnemyMine:
** Done in a very weird way in ''Lord of the Rings'' when Sam has to join up with Shagrat the Black Uruk-hai to fight Shelob. It's done to make sure there's a second player character while Frodo is incapacitated. Shagrat can even wield Sting and Galadriel's phial!
** Similarly, based on footage for the upcoming ''The Hobbit'', Bilbo teams up with a goblin while they are both trapped in Gollum's cave. This is most likely based on the goblin who, [[Film/TheHobbit in the film]], falls down with Bilbo and subsequently gets killed by Gollum.



* FollowTheMoney: In games with large hubs/world maps such ''Lord of the Rings'', the game gives you a trail of ghostly or holographic studs to guide you to your destination. Of course, since they're not real, they're not actually worth any money - unless you activate a cheat. The normal version with real studs is also used.

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* FollowTheMoney: In games with large hubs/world maps such ''Lord of the Rings'', maps, the game gives you a trail of ghostly or holographic studs to guide you to your destination. Of course, since they're not real, they're not actually worth any money - unless you activate a cheat. The normal version with real studs is also used.



** In ''Lord of the Rings'', there's places where you're climbing the walls as Gollum. There's some clipping issues on a number of them though, making it easy to get trapped behind the wall and stuck. Not entirely gamebreaking, as you can return to the main map, but very frustrating if said wall is a ways into a mission.
*** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'' has a bug on the same level of brokenness and just as frustrating: in the final level of the third movie, you fight Davy Jones, who jumps around his ship as the battle progresses. However, there is one jump where he has a good chance of simply not doing it. There is no way to get him to do it and the only solution is to exit and replay ''the entire level up to that point''... which does not eliminate the possibility of him doing it again. Repeatedly.

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** In ''Lord of the Rings'', there's places where you're climbing the walls as Gollum. There's some clipping issues on a number of them though, making it easy to get trapped behind the wall and stuck. Not entirely gamebreaking, as you can return to the main map, but very frustrating if said wall is a ways into a mission.
***
''Pirates of the Caribbean'' has a bug on the same level of brokenness and just as frustrating: Caribbean'': in the final level of the third movie, you fight Davy Jones, who jumps around his ship as the battle progresses. However, there is one jump where he has a good chance of simply not doing it. There is no way to get him to do it and the only solution is to exit and replay ''the entire level up to that point''... which does not eliminate the possibility of him doing it again. Repeatedly.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The Battle of Helm's Deep repeats Gimli's "You'll have to toss me - don't tell the elf." bit from the movie, even though dwarf-tossing is a ''gameplay mechanic'' and Legolas will have probably have tossed Gimli himself by that point.
** In Lord of the Rings, good characters attack bad ones on sight and vice versa in the hub world, but this does not apply in story levels, where enemies attack the player characters no matter who they are. This is obviously so that the levels are still challenging no matter what character you use. Also, quest givers don't react to your side at all. Want to give that Rohirrim her Mithril Top Hat while playing as Wormtongue? Go ahead.



* GroinAttack:
** Part of a RuleOfThree joke in ''LEGO Pirates'': Anamaria slaps Jack, Cotton slaps Jack, Marty aims lower.
** Aragorn gets one in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''. At the end of the "Warg Attack" level, the mortally wounded Warg captain's ''disembodied LEGO legs'' deal a low blow to Aragorn and knock him off the cliff into the river below.
** Though the impact is offscreen, Gimli gets it too in the battle against the Watcher In The Water. The Watcher sends his axe flying back at him towards his legs, we hear a thunk, and Gimli slumps onto Legolas.

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* GroinAttack:
**
GroinAttack: Part of a RuleOfThree joke in ''LEGO Pirates'': Anamaria slaps Jack, Cotton slaps Jack, Marty aims lower.
** Aragorn gets one in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''. At the end of the "Warg Attack" level, the mortally wounded Warg captain's ''disembodied LEGO legs'' deal a low blow to Aragorn and knock him off the cliff into the river below.
** Though the impact is offscreen, Gimli gets it too in the battle against the Watcher In The Water. The Watcher sends his axe flying back at him towards his legs, we hear a thunk, and Gimli slumps onto Legolas.
lower.



* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (such as Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.
* HubLevel: Each series has its own. In later games that expand to a WideOpenSandbox, there's usually a section of the world that holds most of the Hub functions like shops and character customization:
** ''Pirates'' has Port Royal.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' puts its Hub functions in the Shire and Bree.

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* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (such as Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.
* HubLevel: Each series has its own. In later games that expand to a WideOpenSandbox, there's usually a section of the world that holds most of the Hub functions like shops and character customization:
**
customization; ''Pirates'' has Port Royal.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' puts its Hub functions in the Shire and Bree.
Royal.



* IFellForHours: Gandalf's battle versus the Balrog in ''Lord of the Rings''.



* LiteralMetaphor: When King Theoden says "My body is broken," the scene cuts to a Rohirrim ''holding Theoden's legs''. Once the top half of Theoden dies, the Rohirrim actually throws the legs aside!



** On the Wii version of ''Lord of the Rings'', you're constantly going from a map, to a load screen, to a cut scene, to another load screen, to the main game, etc. Most of the time, it's faster to walk across the overworld than to try and map travel. Also, switching to a character not currently on the screen can take a while.



** Oddly enough, the 3DS versions of the games, such as ''Lord of the Rings'', fall into this as well. Considering that 3DS games are cartridge-based, unlike the Wii or PSP, the fact that these games have loading times nearly as long as those of ''[[VideoGame/LEGOIsland LEGO Island 2]]'' is rather perplexing, especially when compared to other games on the system such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time 3D]]'' or ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', which have very short loading times. Worse, not only are these loading times long, but they are also very frequent, meaning a ''lot'' of time playing ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' on 3DS will be spent staring at the One Ring spinning in front of the same piece of artwork over and over and over again.

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** Oddly enough, the 3DS versions of the games, such as ''Lord of the Rings'', games fall into this as well. Considering that 3DS games are cartridge-based, unlike the Wii or PSP, the fact that these games have loading times nearly as long as those of ''[[VideoGame/LEGOIsland LEGO Island 2]]'' is rather perplexing, especially when compared to other games on the system such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time 3D]]'' or ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'', which have very short loading times. Worse, not only are these loading times long, but they are also very frequent, meaning a ''lot'' of time playing ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' on 3DS will be spent staring at the One Ring spinning in front of the same piece of artwork over and over and over again.frequent.



* MessyPig: Jokes involving pigs are the RunningGag of ''Pirates''. Pigs appear in ''The Hobbit'', and you have to have a tug-of-war with one for kingsfoil in Lake-town.
* MindScrew:
** Heck, look at any of the games with all the visual cheats turned on.
** ''The Hobbit'' has a Carnival mode which turns on spinning disco-lights everywhere and plays a dubstep song with quotes from the movies.

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* MessyPig: Jokes involving pigs are the RunningGag of ''Pirates''. Pigs appear in ''The Hobbit'', and you have to have a tug-of-war with one for kingsfoil in Lake-town.
''Pirates''.
* MindScrew:
**
MindScrew: Heck, look at any of the games with all the visual cheats turned on.
** ''The Hobbit'' has a Carnival mode which turns on spinning disco-lights everywhere and plays a dubstep song with quotes from the movies.
on.



** Galadriel in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''.



* MobileShrubbery: What Frodo's elven cloak turns him into in ''Lord of the Rings''.



* TheMusicMeister: ''Lord of The Rings'' has a treasure called the "Disco Phial". Equipping it allows you to see in the dark, while causing everyone in the immediate area to dance uncontrollably - which can be a pain if you're in multiplayer mode and your partner does this. ''The Hobbit'' has the Mithril Rhythm Stick, which plays a dubstep remix and causes players to dance. Using this and the Dazzle Wig and Mithril Dance Boots treasures together will give you the "Lord of the Prance" achievement.



** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'':
*** The final, bonus mission is a replication of the original Ride/DisneyThemeParks ride itself, but with enemies.
** ''Lord of the Rings'':
*** Tom Bombadil and Radagast the Brown appear as playable characters who didn't appear in the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies (though Radagast was later added to the ''Hobbit'' films), but ''were'' in the books.

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** ''Pirates of the Caribbean'':
***
Caribbean'': The final, bonus mission is a replication of the original Ride/DisneyThemeParks ride itself, but with enemies.
** ''Lord of the Rings'':
*** Tom Bombadil and Radagast the Brown appear as playable characters who didn't appear in the ''Lord of the Rings'' movies (though Radagast was later added to the ''Hobbit'' films), but ''were'' in the books.
enemies.



* NightmareRetardant:
** The disguises cheat is made even funnier when you realize that it even happens with vehicles, and even in cutscenes. Nothing says "intimidation" like [[MindScrew an AT-AT with a moustache]]!
** How about Shelob wearing skates and kneepads? Or trolls with huge purple mohawks?



* OnceAnEpisode: A disco that plays a dance remix of the theme song. ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' instead has the Disco Phial, an item that makes nearby characters dance, while playing a StupidStatementDanceMix.

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* OnceAnEpisode: A disco that plays a dance remix of the theme song. ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' instead has the Disco Phial, an item that makes nearby characters dance, while playing a StupidStatementDanceMix.



* PaperThinDisguise: Éowyn's male disguise in ''Lord of the Rings'' comes complete with moustache. [[spoiler:Subverted with Sam and Frodo's escape from Cirith Ungol; they dress up in orc armor that looks fairly legit.]]



* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts are sometimes changed from the original material to allow two players in what were originally one-man scenes. For instance, in ''Lord of the Rings'' [[spoiler:Shagrat]] teams up with Sam in the battle against Shelob.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Parts are sometimes changed from the original material to allow two players in what were originally one-man scenes. For instance, in ''Lord of the Rings'' [[spoiler:Shagrat]] teams up with Sam in the battle against Shelob.



** ''Lord of the Rings'' was within a couple months of ''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey''.
*** ''The Hobbit'' accompanies the ''Desolation of Smaug'' DVD.
*** ''Avengers'' wasn't timed with any releases, but had DLC for ''Ant-Man'' and ''Captain America: Civil War''.

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** ''Lord of the Rings'' was within a couple months of ''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey''.
*** ''The Hobbit'' accompanies the ''Desolation of Smaug'' DVD.
***
''Avengers'' wasn't timed with any releases, but had DLC for ''Ant-Man'' and ''Captain America: Civil War''.



* QuoteMine: All of the voicework in ''Lord of the Rings''' cutscenes is clipped straight from the movies. Many lines are used in the same context as the films - but some aren't (for instance, an orc proclaiming "Looks like meat's back on the menu!" was originally a reference to cannibalism; in the LEGO game it's a response to getting a pizza delivery). The same goes for ''The Hobbit'', ''Jurassic World'', and ''Avengers''.

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* QuoteMine: All of the voicework in ''Lord of the Rings''' ''Marvel's Avengers'' cutscenes is clipped straight from the movies. Many lines are used in the same context as the films - -- but some aren't (for instance, an orc proclaiming "Looks like meat's back on the menu!" was originally a reference to cannibalism; in the LEGO game it's a response to getting a pizza delivery). The same goes are put into new contexts for ''The Hobbit'', ''Jurassic World'', and ''Avengers''.comedic purposes.



* RRatedOpening: ''Lord of the Rings'' opens with the Prologue which is essentially the battle between Isildur and Sauron, and the first venture into Mount Doom.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black objects can't be manipulated by most characters and are reserved only for those with evil powers (Sith in ''Star Wars'', dark wizards in ''Harry Potter'', Blackbeard in ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', etc). Played with in ''Lord of the Rings''; where the colors still represent evil but instead need to be destroyed with [[GoodHurtsEvil the holy sword Narsil/Anduril]], which only Elendil, Isildur and Aragorn wield.

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* RRatedOpening: ''Lord of the Rings'' opens with the Prologue which is essentially the battle between Isildur and Sauron, and the first venture into Mount Doom.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red and black objects can't be manipulated by most characters and are reserved only for those with evil powers (Sith in ''Star Wars'', dark wizards in ''Harry Potter'', Blackbeard in ''Pirates of the Caribbean'', etc). Played with in ''Lord of the Rings''; where the colors still represent evil but instead need to be destroyed with [[GoodHurtsEvil the holy sword Narsil/Anduril]], which only Elendil, Isildur and Aragorn wield.



* RunningGag: In nearly every LEGO game, there's a room which has a disco, and the disco theme in question is a remix of a piece of the soundtrack.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' has a disco ball you can equip. The StupidStatementDanceMix is hilarious.
** In many of the games, there's at least one scene where a character is seen sleeping with a teddy bear, regardless of the setting.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
**
In nearly every LEGO game, there's a room which has a disco, and the disco theme in question is a remix of a piece of the soundtrack.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' has a disco ball you can equip. The StupidStatementDanceMix is hilarious.
** In many of the games, there's at least one scene where a character is seen sleeping with a teddy bear, regardless of the setting.



* SceneryPorn: Middle-Earth doesn't lose any of its beauty in either of the games.



* SteppingStoneSword: Done, improbably, with ''arrows'' in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Everyone in ''Lego Lord of the Rings'' drowns unless [[PressXToNotDie you tap A]]. And if they're in [[GrimyWater Dead Marshes swamp water]] they automatically drown.



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman:
** Almost completely averted in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'', thanks to the Treasure Trove: Gollum's exclusive wall-climbing ability can be duplicated by any character wearing Mithril Climbing Boots, and the Berserker's explosives can be replaced by equipping Mithril Fireworks...except for [[GameBreakingBug a single blocked-up tunnel mouth that simply refuses to blow]].




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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: While ''LEGO Marvel'' and ''The Lego Movie Videogame'' had invincible NPC civilians, ''LEGO The Hobbit'' allows you to kill anyone you meet, even a hobbit sleeping on a bridge, who will die when pushed into water. The [=NPC=]s respawn, though.
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[[folder:W]]
* WideOpenSandbox:
** ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' has all of Middle Earth.
* WithCatlikeTread: Expect this to pop up in stories where the heroes are supposed to be stealthy. To name one, The Hobbit. In Laketown and Erebor the characters are supposed to be being super-stealthy but the only way to advance is to smash the shit out of everything in sight so you have parts to build a ladder or something.
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* ArmorIsUseless: Stormtroopers can't take a hit to save their lives. That's normal. It gets odd when Imperial officers, TIE pilots, and even regular stormtroopers wearing bathing suits are used as tougher EliteMooks, despite wearing little to no armor at all.



* BigHeadMode: In ''Lord of the Rings'', this can be accomplished by hitting someone with the Ent-Draught.
** What does Engorgio Skullus mean?

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* BigHeadMode: BigHeadMode:
**
In ''Lord of the Rings'', this can be accomplished by hitting someone with the Ent-Draught.
** What does Engorgio Skullus mean?
Ent-Draught.



** Slave Leia carries a blaster because a blaster is basically Leia's only ability and she carries it in all versions by default, but she doesn't shoot anyone on the cruiser until you gain control of her and she still kills Jabba the way she did in the movie. Also, [[VictoriasSecretCompartment where exactly is she keeping the blaster?]]



* {{Hammerspace}}
** Characters have weapons that grow into its size when taken out and shrink when put away. When walking when either button is pressed, the weapon grows to size or shrinks away in the character's hand.
** Harley Quinn's secondary attack is an actual HyperspaceMallet that pops out when you press the command. It's ''taller than her''.
* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (Mr. Freeze, Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.

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* {{Hammerspace}}
**
{{Hammerspace}}: Characters have weapons that grow into its size when taken out and shrink when put away. When walking when either button is pressed, the weapon grows to size or shrinks away in the character's hand.
** Harley Quinn's secondary attack is an actual HyperspaceMallet that pops out when you press the command. It's ''taller than her''.
* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (Mr. Freeze, (such as Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.



** Characters without any kind of special ability, or even some of the ''basic'' abilities, including Chancellor Palpatine, the PK droid, and carbonite-frozen Han Solo. They can't even ''attack''.
** The Gonk droid is close, unable to do anything but walk around, but it's invincible; the right combination of unlockable cheats can make the Gonk a LethalJokeCharacter. Respectively, Super Gonk (the gonk can now move faster and jump) and Self Destruct (Droids can self destruct.) Aww, wook at da cute widdle Gonk droi- BOOOM!
*** ''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Egghead and Butterball. The former has no real abilities other than throwing eggs and while the latter is physically invulnerable, his attacks are all him tumbling over himself and he runs in a awkward waddle.
*** ''Marvel Avengers'' also has the Mk 1 Iron Man suit, which moves slowly and can't fly.

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** Characters without any kind of special ability, or even some of the ''basic'' abilities, including Chancellor Palpatine, the PK droid, and carbonite-frozen Han Solo. They can't even ''attack''.
** The Gonk droid is close, unable to do anything but walk around, but it's invincible; the right combination of unlockable cheats can make the Gonk a LethalJokeCharacter. Respectively, Super Gonk (the gonk can now move faster and jump) and Self Destruct (Droids can self destruct.) Aww, wook at da cute widdle Gonk droi- BOOOM!
***
''LEGO Marvel Avengers'' has Egghead and Butterball. The former has no real abilities other than throwing eggs and while the latter is physically invulnerable, his attacks are all him tumbling over himself and he runs in a awkward waddle.
*** ** ''Marvel Avengers'' also has the Mk 1 Iron Man suit, which moves slowly and can't fly.



* KnightOfCerebus: Umbridge is just as bad in LEGO form as she was in the books and films. On the plus side, you get to fight her as a boss and take her down a few pegs.



* OneHundredPercentCompletion:
** The main games are short, but getting this can take days.
** UnwinnableByMistake in some of the DS versions because apparently, some minikits are missing. LEGO Batman also sufffers from this problem in the UsefulNotes/{{PS2}} version.

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* OneHundredPercentCompletion:
**
OneHundredPercentCompletion: The main games are short, but getting this can take days.
**
days. UnwinnableByMistake in some of the DS versions because apparently, some minikits are missing. LEGO Batman also sufffers from this problem in the UsefulNotes/{{PS2}} version.missing.



** In 'The LEGO Movie Videogame'', one of the random animations when using a wrench to fix something is hitting it with the wrench.

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** In 'The ''The LEGO Movie Videogame'', one of the random animations when using a wrench to fix something is hitting it with the wrench.



** Following the installation of the new Hyperdrive after the Mos Espa Pod Race, Obi-Wan hits it to start it up.



* RespawningEnemies: The Battle of Yavin (Rebel Attack) and the Battle of Hoth, at least.
** A common mechanism in all of the games to pad things out a bit while the player is solving puzzles. Every fifteen seconds, like clockwork.

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* RespawningEnemies: The Battle of Yavin (Rebel Attack) and the Battle of Hoth, at least.
**
A common mechanism in all of the games to pad things out a bit while the player is solving puzzles. Every fifteen seconds, like clockwork.



* RummageFail: Solomon Grundy and Swamp Thing will toss various items like boulders and bicycles out of swamp pits before finding the item needed in the level.



* ShownTheirWork: In the Bat computer, several titbits are really thrown in. For example, they told us that Bruce's parents died at 10:47 PM, Ra's al Ghul doesn't remember his true name, and Penguin always carries an umbrella because his mother always told him to because his dad died of pneumonia. When they include ''that'' particular piece of information, you know they've done the research.



** Several parts of levels are confusing since the typical ColorCodedForYourConvenience mechanics are difficult to identify due to lighting. Other puzzles are easily overlooked, since they involve repeating an action which granted you something important to the level and give you a minikit the next time, or recreating a condition of the level which goes against the player's instincts to move on (since the games are normally very linear). One that falls under both types of this confusion is in the fourth level of ''Batman 2'', in Mr. Freeze's section of the level. A frozen wall needs to be climbed over the cell to reach a switch that will turn off the electricity on the ladder leading to it. This will melt the ice wall, however, and the player has to use Robin's Ice Suit to refreeze said water. However, the lighting makes it difficult to see the bouncing blue studs indicating freezable water, and it's easy to forget that you can do so at all, since the cutscene emphasizes it melting.

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** Several parts of levels are confusing since the typical ColorCodedForYourConvenience mechanics are difficult to identify due to lighting. Other puzzles are easily overlooked, since they involve repeating an action which granted you something important to the level and give you a minikit the next time, or recreating a condition of the level which goes against the player's instincts to move on (since the games are normally very linear). One that falls under both types of this confusion is in the fourth level of ''Batman 2'', in Mr. Freeze's section of the level. A frozen wall needs to be climbed over the cell to reach a switch that will turn off the electricity on the ladder leading to it. This will melt the ice wall, however, and the player has to use Robin's Ice Suit to refreeze said water. However, the lighting makes it difficult to see the bouncing blue studs indicating freezable water, and it's easy to forget that you can do so at all, since the cutscene emphasizes it melting.



* UseYourHead: One of IG-88's attacks.



* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** You can beat Short Round and Mutt Williams to death, repeatedly, with a shovel or wrench.
** While ''LEGO Marvel'' and ''The Lego Movie Videogame'' had invincible NPC civilians, ''LEGO The Hobbit'' allows you to kill anyone you meet, even a hobbit sleeping on a bridge, who will die when pushed into water. The [=NPC=]s respawn, though.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** You can beat Short Round and Mutt Williams to death, repeatedly, with a shovel or wrench.
**
VideoGameCrueltyPotential: While ''LEGO Marvel'' and ''The Lego Movie Videogame'' had invincible NPC civilians, ''LEGO The Hobbit'' allows you to kill anyone you meet, even a hobbit sleeping on a bridge, who will die when pushed into water. The [=NPC=]s respawn, though.
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* AdaptationExpansion / ArtisticLicense: Though ''Marvel Super Heroes'' is already a combination of various versions of the source material, [[Film/IronMan3 movie style]] Aldrich Killian teaming up with comic style Mandarin for a level is probably the most obvious example of this.



** One specific case is the Mark 42 Armour from Iron Man 3. In the movies the Mk 42 was dozens of upgrades after armors that shrugged off tank fire and could give the thunder god Thor a decent fight, it yet malfunctioned a lot and ''constantly'' fell apart. Here, despite being made of Lego, it never falls apart and is a straight upgrade over Tony's older suits with a fully working arsenal. It not only works, but Tony mentions that he even de-magnetized it so it was immune to Magneto's powers.



* AdorableEvilMinions: Anything evil automatically becomes this, or at least LaughablyEvil, when turned Lego. Uruk-hai and other orcs especially. [[KnightOfCerebus Venom and his symbiote warriors]] are one of the few exceptions to the rule.

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* AdorableEvilMinions: Anything Pretty much anything evil automatically becomes this, or at least LaughablyEvil, when turned Lego. Uruk-hai and other orcs especially. [[KnightOfCerebus Venom and his symbiote warriors]] are one of the few exceptions to the rule.



* AffablyEvil: The Sentinels in ''LEGO Marvel''. While you're fighting them they'll politely ask you if you're a mutant, because if you are they'd very much like to destroy you.



* AllYourPowersCombined: Stan Lee has the abilities of several different Marvel characters. Not ''all'', exactly, but quite a few.
** The Super-Skrull has all the powers of the Fantastic Four.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: If your primary exposure to the Marvel universe comes from the movies, it seems quite strange to see Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men all in the same game. (The game even lampshades this, giving you an achievement if you pair [[Creator/ChrisEvans Captain America and the Human Torch]] on a team.)
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: There are many "characters" in the games that aren't really anything but alternate outfits for the characters. Some, however, do have slightly different properties.
** ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' has Future Foundation outfits for the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, comic versions of the characters (such as Thor without a beard), and also features The ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan(!) as an unlockable character. Surprisingly, it groups them by outfit rather than as separate characters.
* AnimateInanimateObject: In ''Marvel Superheroes'', the Statue of Liberty blinks, and head bangs during one of the race missions. When flying past the Statue on Liberty Island in free roam, she'll look at the character and wink before returning to her original position. And she's a playable character.

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* AllYourPowersCombined: Stan Lee has the abilities of several different Marvel characters. Not ''all'', exactly, but quite a few.
** The Super-Skrull has all the powers of the Fantastic Four.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: If your primary exposure to the Marvel universe comes from the movies, it seems quite strange to see Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men all in the same game. (The game even lampshades this, giving you an achievement if you pair [[Creator/ChrisEvans Captain America and the Human Torch]] on a team.)
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: There are many "characters" in the games that aren't really anything but alternate outfits for the characters. Some, however, do have slightly different properties.
** ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' has Future Foundation outfits for the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, comic versions of the characters (such as Thor without a beard), and also features The ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan(!) as an unlockable character. Surprisingly, it groups them by outfit rather than as separate characters.
* AnimateInanimateObject: In
properties. Later games, including ''Marvel Superheroes'', the Statue of Liberty blinks, Super Heroes'' and head bangs during one of the race missions. When flying past the Statue on Liberty Island in free roam, she'll look at the ''Jurassic World'', give each distinct character and wink before returning to her original position. And she's only one slot in the selection grid, which rotates through the available outfits for that character, so that the overall size of the grid gives a playable character.more accurate idea of how many actual characters there are.



** In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Emma Frost's diamond form is invulnerable, which makes Free Playing levels for collectibles much easier, since you don't need to be preoccupied with defeating the swarms of enemies, or avoiding harmful obstacles while searching for minikits. However, the game doesn't tell you this, so the only way to figure it out is trial and error.



* AntiPoopSocking: ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes'' contains a small gesture in this direction, a line of bystander chatter remarking on the benefits of pausing the game occasionally that recurs once for every 25 cumulative hours of gameplay.
* ArchEnemy: Green Goblin is noticeably disappointed when it's the Fantastic 4 coming to face him and not Spider-Man.
-->'''Green Goblin:''' What? No Spider-Man? Shame. I do so enjoy winding him up.
-->'''Green Goblin:''' This is getting dull without the Spider to keep me entertained.
** According to the official website, the boss battles were designed with this in mind. For instance, the first level has Hulk against Abomination, and Spidey against Sandman.



* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Besides getting very repetitive after a while, the civilians' chatter in ''Marvel Superheroes'' is often mismatched hilariously. Only a few comments are keyed to specific characters, so you can hear "Look Timmy, it's that hero you like" when you're playing as a villain, or "Look what the kids are wearing these days" when you're Peter Parker, Bruce Banner or someone else whose clothes are really ordinary.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In order to have it in the open world hub, the X-Mansion is moved from Westchester to northern Manhattan.
** LEGO Manhattan is like a shrunken caricature of the real thing, with a few city blocks representing each famous neighborhood. It's also surrounded by a large body of water on all sides to keep the player contained there.
* AsHimself: Stan Lee in ''Marvel Superheroes'' and ''Avengers''. And you thought his guest playable appearance in the Video Game version of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' was great.
-->'''Stan Lee:''' [[FourthWallObserver I'm all over this game]]! When do I stop being [[TheCameo a cameo]] and start being a star?
** In addition to Stan Lee reprising his role in ''Lego Avengers'', [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]] is also an unlockable character.

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* ArtificialAtmosphericActions: Besides getting very repetitive after a while, the civilians' chatter in ''Marvel Superheroes'' is often mismatched hilariously. Only a few comments are keyed to specific characters, so you can hear "Look Timmy, it's that hero you like" when you're playing as a villain, or "Look what the kids are wearing these days" when you're Peter Parker, Bruce Banner or someone else whose clothes are really ordinary.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In order to have it in the open world hub, the X-Mansion is moved from Westchester to northern Manhattan.
** LEGO Manhattan is like a shrunken caricature of the real thing, with a few city blocks representing each famous neighborhood. It's also surrounded by a large body of water on all sides to keep the player contained there.
* AsHimself: Stan Lee in ''Marvel Superheroes'' and ''Avengers''. And you thought his guest playable appearance in the Video Game version of ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' was great.
-->'''Stan Lee:''' [[FourthWallObserver I'm all over this game]]! When do I stop being [[TheCameo a cameo]] and start being a star?
** In addition to Stan Lee reprising his role in ''Lego Avengers'',
[[Series/TheIncredibleHulk Lou Ferrigno]] is also an unlockable character.



** In ''Marvel Super Heroes,'' shwarma has is both seen and mentioned several times, and seems to have become Nick Fury's TrademarkFavoriteFood.
*** A cutscene involving Doctor Octopus crashing through the offices of the Daily Bugle also has JJ shouting "Parker! [[Memes/CapcomVsWhatever Do your job!]]"
*** The dev team apparently has fond memories of classic ''Marvel vs Capcom'' games, because Iron Man also refers to his 'superior tech'.
*** A subtle one: [[Myth/NorseMythology Sleipnir]] has become a minor meme in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse fandom. In the Asgard level, you destroy a statue of Loki riding the horse in question.



** ''LEGO Marvel'' does the same thing with the Sentinels, the Destroyer, and Galactus. And [[spoiler: a Magneto-controlled Statue Of Liberty.]]



* BadBoss: Green Goblin's implied to be one. What, you think those scientists ''volunteered'' to have symbiotes bonded to them?
* BaitAndSwitch: Used in ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes''. Batman jumping out of some bushes? [[spoiler: Nope. It's Black Panther.]]
* BattleInTheRain: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Wolverine and Hulk get one against Abomination in episode 4.



* BigEater: ComicBook/{{Galactus}} counts, right? Especially since this version literally seems to munch planets, with an "om nom" sound and everything.



* BossSubtitles



** ComicBook/ThePunisher, understandably, has been softened for a family game; though he keeps his basic attitude intact. His sidequests involve targeting joyriders and wrecking their vehicles.
* BridgeLogic: In a level of ''Marvel Super Heroes'' set in and around an ancient ruin, Spider-Man pulls down a marble column to bridge a crevasse.



* ButtMonkey:
** Each series of games tends to have one, who will fall victim to most of the comic injuries and pratfalls.
** ''Lord of the Rings'' has Gimli.
** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has Creator/StanLee, as he's the recurring victim in the "[[DistressedDude In Peril]]" mechanic from the previous games.
** Deadpool's cameos in the main levels tend towards this - for instance, Green Goblin destroys an elevator while he's standing in it. Spider-Man seems to ''think'' he's this.

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* ButtMonkey:
**
ButtMonkey: Each series of games tends to have one, who will fall victim to most of the comic injuries and pratfalls.
**
pratfalls. ''Lord of the Rings'' has Gimli.
** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has Creator/StanLee, as he's the recurring victim in the "[[DistressedDude In Peril]]" mechanic from the previous games.
** Deadpool's cameos in the main levels tend towards this - for instance, Green Goblin destroys an elevator while he's standing in it. Spider-Man seems to ''think'' he's this.
Gimli.



* TheCameo:
** Tom Bombadil and Radagast the Brown are available characters in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''. Tom even has his yellow boots.
** Space shots in ''Marvel Superheroes'' feature Ego the Living Planet. Deadpool also cameos briefly in almost every story mission.
*** Oddly enough, [[AvertedTrope averted]] in [[Creator/StanLee Stan Lee's]] case. Not only does he show up in pretty much every single area, he's ''[[spoiler:a playable character.]]''
*** Several non-playable (at least, at that point) X-Men show up in the X-Mansion level. Most obviously Gambit and Colossus, but also Emma Frost, and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance of Archangel.
* CameraScrew: In both the ''Batman'' and ''Marvel'' titles, your co-op partner can ''inadvertently'' cause this by going too far or in the wrong direction, thus causing the split-screen to split in such a way that you are interacting with objects that aren't actually visible to you. Worse yet, you can be put in a position where you can't even ''see'' the object you need to interact with to complete the level.
* CaptainOblivious:
** In ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'':
*** As Magneto and company make their escape from the X-Mansion, they dash by Beast, who's carrying a hefty stack of papers in the opposite direction.
--->'''Beast:''' No running in the hallway, please.
*** Not to mention everyone's total cluelessness regarding Oscorp.
---> '''Captain America:''' Oscorp? What would Green Goblin be doing at a completely legitimate and not-at-all-suspicious office tower like Oscorp?
* CaptainObvious:
** Legolas' infamous "A diversion!" line is hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when he pops onto the screen with his arm in the air declaratively just to say it.
** ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' has a few of these:
-->'''Nick Fury:''' We need to move on our Latveria operation. I call it "Operation: Latveria."
-->'''Maria Hill:''' We've collated all of our data from every SHIELD agent and Avenger throughout the world, and we've managed to ascertain that Doctor Doom... is definitely... up to something bad. I know that's not much to go on, but it is a start, right?

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* TheCameo:
**
TheCameo: Tom Bombadil and Radagast the Brown are available characters in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings''. Tom even has his yellow boots.
** Space shots in ''Marvel Superheroes'' feature Ego the Living Planet. Deadpool also cameos briefly in almost every story mission.
*** Oddly enough, [[AvertedTrope averted]] in [[Creator/StanLee Stan Lee's]] case. Not only does he show up in pretty much every single area, he's ''[[spoiler:a playable character.]]''
*** Several non-playable (at least, at that point) X-Men show up in the X-Mansion level. Most obviously Gambit and Colossus, but also Emma Frost, and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance of Archangel.
* CameraScrew: In both the ''Batman'' and ''Marvel'' titles, your co-op partner can ''inadvertently'' cause this by going too far or in the wrong direction, thus causing the split-screen to split in such a way that you are interacting with objects that aren't actually visible to you. Worse yet, you can be put in a position where you can't even ''see'' the object you need to interact with to complete the level.
* CaptainOblivious:
** In ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'':
*** As Magneto and company make their escape from the X-Mansion, they dash by Beast, who's carrying a hefty stack of papers in the opposite direction.
--->'''Beast:''' No running in the hallway, please.
*** Not to mention everyone's total cluelessness regarding Oscorp.
---> '''Captain America:''' Oscorp? What would Green Goblin be doing at a completely legitimate and not-at-all-suspicious office tower like Oscorp?
* CaptainObvious:
**
CaptainObvious: Legolas' infamous "A diversion!" line is hilariously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d when he pops onto the screen with his arm in the air declaratively just to say it.
** ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' has a few of these:
-->'''Nick Fury:''' We need to move on our Latveria operation. I call it "Operation: Latveria."
-->'''Maria Hill:''' We've collated all of our data from every SHIELD agent and Avenger throughout the world, and we've managed to ascertain that Doctor Doom... is definitely... up to something bad. I know that's not much to go on, but it is a start, right?
it.



* ClassifiedInformation: A side gag in ''Marvel Super Heroes'' shows what can happen if you take this too far.
-->'''Coulson ''(over PA system)'':''' Congratulations to Agent Roberts for being named SHIELD Agent of the Month for that thing he did on that mission somewhere some time back.
* CatchphraseInterruptus: This happening to the Thing is a RunningGag in ''Marvel Super Heroes''.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: ComicBook/NormanOsborn. It's heavily implied that Oscorp has been replicating the Venom symbiote and using employees as test subjects.



* CreatorCameo: ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has the obligatory Creator/StanLee appearance, making him a playable character as well as having the player rescue him multiple times. There's also a bonus level where [[Franchise/SpiderMan the Vulture]] and ComicBook/HowardTheDuck attack the Marvel offices, featuring other Marvel staff.
* CuteBruiser: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', She-Hulk is the standard minifigure size, but is capable of feats like smashing walls, ripping doors off, and throwing large objects around that are otherwise restricted to the Big Figs like her cousin and the Thing.

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* CreatorCameo: ''Marvel Super Heroes'' ''Marvel's Avengers'' has the obligatory Creator/StanLee appearance, making him a playable character as well as having the player rescue him multiple times. There's also a bonus level where [[Franchise/SpiderMan the Vulture]] and ComicBook/HowardTheDuck attack the Marvel offices, featuring other Marvel staff.
* CuteBruiser: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', She-Hulk is the standard minifigure size, but is capable of feats like smashing walls, ripping doors off, and throwing large objects around that are otherwise restricted to the Big Figs like her cousin and the Thing.
appearance.



** At first glance ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' averts this. It's bright. It's colorful. Cheesy puns are being thrown around left and right. It's almost like reading some of [[Creator/StanLee Stan and Friends']] early work. But there's a very real and present threat to everything everywhere that's also played completely straight. Certain characters (Venom comes to mind) are at least as scary here as in other continuities. And by the time the game is over, Loki almost comes across as an even more unnerving, dangerous sociopath than his [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movie version]].



* DartboardOfHate: In ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' Deadpool's room has one of Wolverine.
* DeathDealer: Gambit and Bullseye in ''LEGO Marvel''.



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: From ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'', Doctor Doom's [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom Ray of Doom]].



** When Magneto hijacks the Statue of Liberty using his magnetic powers in ''LEGO Marvel'', between then and the end of the game, Liberty Island's pedestal will be vacant in free roam.
** When replaying "Bifrosty Reception" in Free Play mode in ''LEGO Marvel'', Loki has alternate dialogue.
** Sometimes, when you switch to Banner while playing as Hulk during missions or the story, Banner's lines are uniquely recorded to match the context of what the Hulk would say in that situation. Extending this, some other characters will change their lines if Banner is present instead of The Hulk (when meeting The Leader at The Raft, he notes that Banner isn't transformed, asking where his "green friend" is).



** Professor X and Daredevil, [[MarvelUniverse as per usual.]]
* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has "[[Creator/StanLee Stans]] in Peril" that the player can help out of trouble for gold bricks, and the students in the level in the X-Mansion.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom:
** Doctor Doom's goal, to build "Doctor Doom's doom ray...of doom!"
** A mission in ''Avengers'' has Armin Zola proclaiming how the player's every action will lead to their doom. Comfortable, air-conditioned doom, but DOOM nonetheless.

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** Professor X and Daredevil, [[MarvelUniverse as per usual.]]
* DistressedDamsel / DistressedDude: ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has "[[Creator/StanLee Stans]] in Peril" that the player can help out of trouble for gold bricks, and the students in the level in the X-Mansion.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom:
** Doctor Doom's goal, to build "Doctor Doom's doom ray...of doom!"
**
DoomyDoomsOfDoom: A mission in ''Avengers'' has Armin Zola proclaiming how the player's every action will lead to their doom. Comfortable, air-conditioned doom, but DOOM nonetheless.



* TheDreaded: Everyone is clearly most worried about Loki escaping from the Raft, [[FridgeLogic even though other escapees included the Red Skull (a Nazi) and Carnage (a serial killer).]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Red Skull is a Nazi. Carnage is a serial killer. Loki is an Asgardian alien with an incredible amount of power, mind control abilities, and an alien army. While the first two are certainly scary, Loki is vastly more powerful.]]



** Done in the EvilVersusOblivion style in ''LEGO Marvel'', where the heroes and villains team up to stop Galactus.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' is the first game to include female mooks, unless you count the Freeze Girls who appear in one level of ''LEGO Batman''.



* ExaggeratedTrope: Stan Lee's cameos in the Marvel movies are upped to him being the citizen in peril in every stage, come ''LEGO Marvel''.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'', one of The Lizard's grabs involves picking up an opponent with his tail, and then ''eating them''.



** Deadpool will lampshade this on his second mission in ''LEGO Marvel'' when he mimics a fetch quest.
---> '''Deadpool:''' You probably just followed the trail of studs, didn't you? Games are too nice these days.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''LEGO Marvel'', Mission 10 has M.O.D.O.K. as its near-end-of-level boss. This is slightly hinted at with the use of A.I.M. Agents as enemies, but a bizarre version of it pops up early in the level, but can only be seen in free play after you complete the level. There is a switch that you can't activate the first time around that shows an 8-bit version of M.O.D.O.K.'s face on the screen behind it, but it can't be seen the first time through the level.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers:
** When the Green Goblin tricks Spider-Man, Black Widow, and Hawkeye into standing over a trapdoor so he can get the trio to fall through it, Spidey's Spider-Sense oddly never alerts him to the fact that they're being lead into a trap.
** Never once does Magneto think to use his magnetic powers on Wolverine's adamantium skeleton during the raft level, even though Magneto does use his powers to destroy Iron Man's armour effortlessly at a different point.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Done to the characters in ''LEGO Marvel'' in-game with Deadpool's finishing attack. He picks up the circle you stand in to interact with something, jams it around the target's waist, and grabs his targeting icon and bashes them over the head! He uses interface symbols as attacks! But, it ''is'' Deadpool.



** The final level of ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' will sometimes freeze during the third part of the level, prompting a console reset. Some PC players also reach a very frustrating glitch in the fourth level, "Rock Up at the Lock Up", where you cannot raise the bridge needed to progress owing to [[http://steamcommunity.com/app/249130/discussions/0/648811852297159563/ a certain glitch]]. It's not entirely ''impossible'' to navigate, but you need ridiculously specific timing to fix it and even then the bridge may fall back down just before you fix it in place. Fail to complete this, and you're stuck ''on the fourth level''.
** There's also a possible glitch in the third level of ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' during the fight with Venom. Sometimes when Venom is supposed to trigger the next scripted part of the fight, he will fail to trigger it, possibly even despawning, leaving you stuck in the fight forever unless you exit to the worldmap or reset the game.



** ''Marvel Super Heroes'': During "That Sinking Feeling", Thor claims that he cannot call down any lightning inside the submarine. In order to reach that point in the level, you will have already summoned lightning repeatedly.
*** Also, the running gag of Thing's InterruptedCatchPhrase is actually broken ''before'' the Doctor Doom boss fight while fighting Rhino.



* GenreSavvy: Oscorp keeps a giant flamethrower in the room they were studying the symbiotes in.
* GetBackHereBoss: A large number of bosses in ''Lego Marvel''. Sometimes you don't even end up fighting the one you're chasing.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Coulson announcing that [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Agent Romanov]] will be teaching a self-defense class on the Helicarrier, in which she will demonstrate a "variety of holds." [[AllMenArePerverts He then announces the class is sold out.]]
** This:
-->'''Juggernaut:''' [[Film/XMenTheLastStand Don't you know who I am?!]] [[WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment I'm the Juggernau-]]
-->'''Iceman:''' [[CurseCutShort We get it!]]
** In Deadpool's narration for ''The Thrill of the Chess'', he does an impression of Magneto and says "Mysterio has always been after my goods!" The accompanying picture has Mysterio standing directly behind Magneto with Mysterio's arms wrapped around Magneto. Magneto even has a shocked expression on his face. (Did we mention that they were in ''prison'' together at the time? Bonus GettingCrapPastTheRadar points!)
** Once the player finishes a mission that requires foiling Armin Zola's latest plan, he tells them to get the "hail Hydra" out.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In ''Marvel Superheroes'' and ''Avengers'', certain characters can be unlocked by getting into fights with them. The fights don't come with any explanation, they're just there.

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* GenreSavvy: Oscorp keeps a giant flamethrower in the room they were studying the symbiotes in.
* GetBackHereBoss: A large number of bosses in ''Lego Marvel''. Sometimes you don't even end up fighting the one you're chasing.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Coulson announcing that [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Agent Romanov]] will be teaching a self-defense class on the Helicarrier, in which she will demonstrate a "variety of holds." [[AllMenArePerverts He then announces the class is sold out.]]
** This:
-->'''Juggernaut:''' [[Film/XMenTheLastStand Don't you know who I am?!]] [[WebVideo/MyWayEntertainment I'm the Juggernau-]]
-->'''Iceman:''' [[CurseCutShort We get it!]]
** In Deadpool's narration for ''The Thrill of the Chess'', he does an impression of Magneto and says "Mysterio has always been after my goods!" The accompanying picture has Mysterio standing directly behind Magneto with Mysterio's arms wrapped around Magneto. Magneto even has a shocked expression on his face. (Did we mention that they were in ''prison'' together at the time? Bonus GettingCrapPastTheRadar points!)
**
GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Once the player finishes a mission that requires foiling Armin Zola's latest plan, he tells them to get the "hail Hydra" out.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In ''Marvel Superheroes'' and ''Avengers'', certain characters can be unlocked by getting into fights with them. The fights don't come with any explanation, they're just there.



* GunsAkimbo: Black Widow, Mystique, and Star-Lord in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''.



*** Mostly averted in ''LEGO Marvel''. When a character isn't using their weapon, it's shrunken down and attached to their sides/back. [[spoiler:But played completely straight with Agent Coulson, whose "Loki Destroyer" gun ''disappears completely'' when he puts it away.]]



* HandWave: Why does a metal statue animated by Magneto react to being attacked as if it can feel pain? Reed Richards says he has a theory to explain it, but we don't get to hear what it is.
* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (Mr. Freeze, Iceman, Loki[[note]]thanks to the Casket of Ancient Winters[[/note]], Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.

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* HandWave: Why does a metal statue animated by Magneto react to being attacked as if it can feel pain? Reed Richards says he has a theory to explain it, but we don't get to hear what it is.
* HarmlessFreezing: Characters with ice powers or gear (Mr. Freeze, Iceman, Loki[[note]]thanks to the Casket of Ancient Winters[[/note]], Mithril Ice weapons) encase opponents in blocks of ice, which can be broken out of by moving around really quickly. While frozen, however, enemies can be killed with a single hit.



** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' has Manhattan as its sandbox, with level starting points and side-quests scattered across it; hub functions are in the SHIELD Helicarrier hovering over the city.
* HulkSpeak: The Hulk, obviously.
* HurricaneOfPuns: From Sandman in the first stage of ''LEGO Marvel''.



* IdleAnimation: Everyone has them, and there's actually quite a bit of variation. Characters will scratch their head, point their weapon, or twirl around. Loki will put his staff in the ground and lean on his back on it with a chill attitude. Then the staff collapses and Loki falls down and has to pick himself back up.
* IFellForHours:
** Gandalf's battle versus the Balrog in ''Lord of the Rings''.
** ''Leaping off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier'' hovering over NYC. (Most characters get a parachute.)
* IgnoredVitalNewsReports: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', if you wander around New York after finishing the main storyline, you may encounter a random bystander explaining that he missed all the excitement because he'd been playing video games for several days straight.

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* IdleAnimation: Everyone has them, and there's actually quite a bit of variation. Characters will scratch their head, point their weapon, or twirl around. Loki will put his staff in the ground and lean on his back on it with a chill attitude. Then the staff collapses and Loki falls down and has to pick himself back up.
around.
* IFellForHours:
**
IFellForHours: Gandalf's battle versus the Balrog in ''Lord of the Rings''.
** ''Leaping off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier'' hovering over NYC. (Most characters get a parachute.)
* IgnoredVitalNewsReports: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', if you wander around New York after finishing the main storyline, you may encounter a random bystander explaining that he missed all the excitement because he'd been playing video games for several days straight.
Rings''.



* IndyPloy: Captain America's plan for chasing Dr. Octopus.
-->'''Mr. Fantastic:''' Over there, Captain! What's the plan?
-->'''Captain America:''' Wherever he goes, we follow!
** Justified, as Doc Ock was getting away fast and they didn't have time to think of a plan.



** ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'': In the bonus mission "Stunt Show Surprise", the villain [[spoiler:Nightmare]] causes the whole level to take on a dreamlike appearance, making jumping and even ''walking'' problematic at some points.



** ''LEGO Marvel'' has several civilian characters with no abilities, but the two that actually come across as "joke characters" are Aunt May (in part because she's the final prize for Deadpool's quest chain) and [[spoiler: Movie Mandarin]] for being in the game alongside his comic counterpart.



* JumpScare: In one room in the Oscorp building, the lights start flickering out, while Venom jumps around the room. And then the close-up happens.



* KingKongClimb: In ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'', one of the perils Stan Lee must be rescued from is a gigantic ape who has carried him to the top of the Empire State Building.



* KnightOfCerebus:
** Umbridge is just as bad in LEGO form as she was in the books and films. On the plus side, you get to fight her as a boss and take her down a few pegs.
** Loki evolves into this as the full extent of his plan comes to light in ''LEGO Marvel.'' The only real humorous side to him is some childishness with regards to his relationship with Thor. From the same game, Venom may not have a huge role, but when he appears the game gets freaky, and you essentially go from childishly breaking into a lab to a survival horror setting, with the humour level dropping rapidly.

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* KnightOfCerebus:
**
KnightOfCerebus: Umbridge is just as bad in LEGO form as she was in the books and films. On the plus side, you get to fight her as a boss and take her down a few pegs.
** Loki evolves into this as the full extent of his plan comes to light in ''LEGO Marvel.'' The only real humorous side to him is some childishness with regards to his relationship with Thor. From the same game, Venom may not have a huge role, but when he appears the game gets freaky, and you essentially go from childishly breaking into a lab to a survival horror setting, with the humour level dropping rapidly.
pegs.



* LampshadeHanging: ''So'' many lampshades, it's hard to pick just one. An example from ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' (combined with a ShoutOut):
-->'''Spider-Man:''' ''(to Hawkeye)'' Hah! [[Film/TheAvengers2012 "LEGO-las"!]]
** In addition to actual lampshades, made of LEGO.



* LargeHam:
** Doctor Doom in the grand Marvel tradition.
** In ''Marvel Super Heroes'':
-->"I am ComicBook/{{Thor}}... GOD OF THUNDER... and LIIIGHTNIIING!"
* LegionOfDoom:
** ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' plays it straight as an arrow. Every one of the villains you fight (not counting Galactus, naturally) is part of one big organization led by Doctor Doom, Loki, and Magneto.
* LethalJokeCharacter:
** In ''LEGO Marvel'', Squirrel Girl has the ability to quickly destroy a large number of enemies within a certain radius.
** And in Lego Avengers, Squirrel Girl [[spoiler:has a set of hulkbuster armor.]]

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* LargeHam:
** Doctor Doom in the grand Marvel tradition.
**
LethalJokeCharacter: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'':
-->"I am ComicBook/{{Thor}}... GOD OF THUNDER... and LIIIGHTNIIING!"
* LegionOfDoom:
** ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' plays it straight as an arrow. Every one of the villains you fight (not counting Galactus, naturally) is part of one big organization led by Doctor Doom, Loki, and Magneto.
* LethalJokeCharacter:
** In ''LEGO Marvel'', Squirrel Girl has the ability to quickly destroy a large number of enemies within a certain radius.
** And in
Lego Avengers, Squirrel Girl [[spoiler:has a set of hulkbuster armor.]]armor]].



** ''LEGO Marvel'' can be seen as this to ''Batman 2'', fitting with the different spirits of the comic franchises, although both are humorous. The Gotham open world is always at night and rainy, while in the New York open world, it's constantly bright and sunny.



* LookBehindYou: In a cutscene in ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Iron Man successfully pulls the "What's that over there?" trick on a flock of homing missiles.



** Deadpool lampshades it in the Blob sidequest.



* LogoJoke: The opening logos of ''LEGO Marvel'' turn into LEGO versions of themselves, all of which are promptly blown up and eaten by an unseen Galactus.
* LuckBasedMission: ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' has racing challenges in the middle of ''randomly generated traffic''. You might get a clear road or a huge bus in your way, and this makes a massive difference. You can even the odds if you use a vehicle with guns on it, which can destroy obstructive vehicles.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Captain America, who can even use his shield to put out fires and reflect lasers.



* MagicPants: Averted in one moment in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' for the Hulk.
-->'''Hulk:''' HULK RIP PANTS!
* {{Malaproper}}: When walking around Manhattan in ''LEGO Marvel'', one NPC voice will always be excited about the character you're using, and get the name wrong every time he shouts about them. When using Iron Man, the civilian will call him the "metal man" and he calls Dr. Octopus "Professor Squid".



** Phil Coulson in ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes''.



** ''Marvel Superheroes'':
*** [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130710174037/lego/images/b/be/Lego_marvel_cover.jpg The cover]] resembles the iconic cover of the first issue of ''ComicBook/SecretWars''. The Vita port of the game gives a trophy referencing this; "Not So Secret Wars".
*** ComicBook/IronMan, Franchise/SpiderMan, and ComicBook/TheHulk working together in the first level could be seen as one, since the three of them were a rather popular PowerTrio around 2008.
*** One of the billboards early in the game is an homage to the cover of the first issue of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''.
*** The stage you fight Doc Oc on is the same location that Spidey would fight Electro in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'', which wasn't released yet.
*** The Hulk's grab in the game is the one he used when smashing Loki around in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Like the Bane example, he can use it on the one he used it on in canon (in this case, Loki). Actually doing it nets you an achievement, just like with the Bane example.
*** One of the "Stan Lee in Peril" missions involves him [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk drinking toxic soda and turning into the Hulk]].
*** And in another, he's not able to get into Marvel HQ, complaining [[Film/FantasticFour 'But I'm Stan Lee!']]
*** Magneto flies on a metal disc and uses small metal balls as weapons, much like his prison escape in ''X2''.
*** There is an achievement where you play as Magneto, and use the Magneto Mobile to go to the Baxter Building. It is titled "[[WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978 Menace of Magneto"]].
*** Coulson claims that the Helicarrier lab can create any hero they can imagine [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga except for Spider-Man clones]].
*** One of Spider-Man's in-game quotes: "Shall we, [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends my amazing friends?]]"
*** Iron Man briefly offers to make Spidey a rocket-propelled iron suit (the Iron Spider), but Spidey declined because it "sounds heavy".
*** Nick Fury decides to order lunch from a shawarma joint that Tony Stark found, as in the end of ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
*** Agent Coulson, as an unlockable character, is notable for the huge gun he wields- it's the same one he used on Loki in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. Every so often, while blowing stuff up with it, he will also remark [[BondOneLiner "Ha. So that's what it does."]]
*** In the cutscene after the prologue mission against Sandman, Spidey turns down Coulson's offer to the Helicarrier for a number of reasons, including "[[Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan I've got to get my Aunt May half a dozen eggs.]]"
*** In one side mission, the X-Men encounter the Blob on a recruitment mission. They do the same in the comics.
*** Jean Grey and Cyclops are partnered in Mission 8. They are known for their relationship. A few characters also are unlocked when using a related character. For example, Magneto's daughter Polaris is unlocked after completing a bonus mission in which Magneto is heavily used. The Leader, an archenemy of the Hulk appears in the same level as Hulk and is unlocked upon its completion, and so on.
*** [[{{Film/Xmen1}} Wolverine says he has visited the Statue of Liberty before.]]
*** A more subtle one in the Stark Tower lever: Tony's security pass-code is "'''T'''ango '''O'''scar '''S'''ierra '''3963'''". Iron Man debuted in "'''T'''ales '''o'''f '''S'''uspense" #'''39''', 19'''63'''.
*** In a post-credits cutscene, Nick Fury encounters a mysterious silhouetted figure with the same profile as Lego Batman. [[spoiler:It's actually Black Panther.]]
*** Purple studs are the most valuable studs. Purple LEGO pieces are commonly prized among LEGO fans due to their initial rarity.
*** The Manhattan Mission "Feeling Fisky" sees Spider-Man, Captain America, and Daredevil confront the Kingpin. These were the first three Marvel Heroes to each confront the crime boss in the comics.



* NeverSayDie: Some examples, not restricted to the games where characters literally don't say ''anything''. For example, M.O.D.O.K. says that he is "Designed Only for ''Conquest''", rather than "for ''Killing''". (Even though his name is still spelled with a K...)



* NinjaProp: Deadpool ([[FourthWallObserver of course]]) uses the interaction circle in his final attack.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: David Sobolov channels Creator/TomKane as Magneto.



* NoOSHACompliance: All the bad guy lairs in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''. This is {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Thing in "A Doom With a View" when he states that whoever designed Magneto's space station didn't have safety in mind.
* NoodleIncident: ''In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', whatever Agent Roberts did on that mission somewhere some time back that got him named Agent of the Month.
* NoSwastikas: There's no mention of Red Skull and HYDRA having Nazi origins in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''.
* NotSoDifferent: It's subtle, but Tony Stark and the Mandarin have ''very'' similar headpieces.
* NotQuiteFlight: Certain characters in ''LEGO Marvel'', such as Storm, Jean Grey, Magneto, and M.O.D.O.K have a "hover" ability that works like flight, but only raises the character a few feet off the ground. If the character falls while hovering, the descent is much slower than if they fell normally.



* OnlySixFaces: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', although the heroes and major villains are distinctive, the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants consists almost entirely of copies of the same six anonymous mutants. Also, the pedestrians in the Manhattan hub area are variations on a fairly limited set of templates; this is lampshaded in the random chatter, which includes a woman telling her friend about meeting a stranger who looked just like her.
* OpeningTheSandbox: While ''Marvel Super Heroes'' opens up access to all of Manhattan after the second mission, completing more levels to access characters with different abilities progressively opens up more to do.



* PhantomZonePicture: A side mission in ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes'' involves rescuing Dr Strange from one of these.
* PinataEnemy: The Sentinel minibosses in ''LEGO Marvel''. While they are large, intimidating, and have a powerful laser attack, the laser is fairly easy to avoid and they only need to be hit three times with the right weapons in order to defeat them. After which they vomit up a treasure trove of gold studs.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: In ''LEGO Marvel'', Rescue (Pepper Potts's power armor) contrasts Iron Man's blue repulsors with pink repulsors that also emit sparkles, flowers, and hearts.



* PopularityPower: Anyone who read the comics knows this is the ''ONLY'' way that [[spoiler: Loki could manipulate Dr. Doom into helping with his plan.]]



* PowerWalk: When everybody heads out to face Galactus in ''Marvel Super Heroes''.



** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' was released roughly a month before the release of ''Thor: The Dark World'', including characters that promote both that movie and the DVD/Blu-Ray release of ''Iron Man 3''. The game's stinger even throws in a promotion for the following year's ''Guardians of the Galaxy'' movie.



* PummelDuel: Hulk and Abomination get into these whenever they fight, usually with Hulk winning.



* RegeneratingHealth: Wolverine naturally has this. In ''Avengers'', characters like Ultron and The Vision also have it as well.

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* RegeneratingHealth: Wolverine naturally has this. In ''Avengers'', characters like Ultron and The Vision also have it as well.it.



* RoleReprisal: There are many.
** Creator/RogerCraigSmith reprises his role of Captain America.



* SceneryPorn:
** Middle-Earth doesn't lose any of its beauty in either of the games.
** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' painstakingly recreates the Marvel Universe of both the comics and the movies, and it's breathtaking. Special mention has to go to Asgard.
* SelfDeprecation: A sidequest in ''Marvel Super Heroes'' involves finding a child who got separated from his mother while looking for carrots (in the hope that they'd give him super-night-vision). His mother remarks that although an obsession with carrots is a bit odd, it's better than being hooked on video games.

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* SceneryPorn:
**
SceneryPorn: Middle-Earth doesn't lose any of its beauty in either of the games.
** ''Marvel Super Heroes'' painstakingly recreates the Marvel Universe of both the comics and the movies, and it's breathtaking. Special mention has to go to Asgard.
* SelfDeprecation: A sidequest in ''Marvel Super Heroes'' involves finding a child who got separated from his mother while looking for carrots (in the hope that they'd give him super-night-vision). His mother remarks that although an obsession with carrots is a bit odd, it's better than being hooked on video
games.



* SequelHook:
** ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''. The GuardiansOfTheGalaxy arrive, and tell Fury they're not here because of [[spoiler: ComicBook/{{Galactus}}]].
*** Ironically, a game based on the first two Avengers movie is being made, but that isn't going to follow the story of Marvel Super Heroes, sadly. (However, this may or may not change in the future.)
* ShapeShifter: Mystique is a character in ''LEGO Marvel'', so this is obligatory. She poses as Professor X briefly during the story, and as a playable character, she can shapeshift into different things (represented LEGO-wise by her swapping headgear by removing her hairpiece and putting on a hat and the rest of her body morphing into the character):
** In New York, she'll assume the form of a policewoman.
** On the Helicarrier, she'll turn into a male S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent (identical to the actual playable Agent).
** In missions, she'll adapt. i.e., in Times Square Off, she turns into a New York teen boy. In "The Thrill of the Chess", she turns into a Raft guard to get by security.



** There's just an insane amount of work shown in ''Lego Marvel Superheroes.'' So much so, in fact, that the few little oddities that do show up (such as Black Widow having the intelligence ability and not Superior Spider-Man, Magneto's powers being ineffective on Thor's hammer, or Cyclops eye blasts being heat beams) really stand out. There are a few mistakes, such as spelling ComicBook/NormanOsborn's name with an "e".



* SlowMotionDrop: When the heroes and villains are trying to work together near the end of ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Green Goblin accidentally bumps the Hulk and makes him drop his lunch. A Slow Motion Drop ensues before Hulk attacks the Goblin in retaliation, and and all-in brawl breaks out.



* SongsInTheKeyOfLock: In ''Lego Marvel Super Heroes'', Dr Strange's Sanctum contains a secret passageway with a door which opens when a tune is played on a pipe organ.



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Despite ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'' being an original story with more than 100 playable characters, the characters from ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' are far and away the most prominent. At least one of the six Avengers is playable in all but two storyline missions (which are ADayInTheLimelight for the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, respectively), Nick Fury and Maria Hill consistently direct operation throughout the game, and Loki is one of the main villains.
** Spider-Man has a lot of coverage, with the web-head himself showing up in almost half the missions, and many of his more well-known enemies appearing as bosses.



* SteppingStoneSword: Done, improbably, with ''arrows'' in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' and ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''.

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* SteppingStoneSword: Done, improbably, with ''arrows'' in ''LEGO Lord of the Rings'' and ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes''.Rings''.



* SuperDrowningSkills:
** Everyone in ''Lego Lord of the Rings'' drowns unless [[PressXToNotDie you tap A]]. And if they're in [[GrimyWater Dead Marshes swamp water]] they automatically drown.
** Mostly averted in ''Marvel Super Heroes'', except in the level at the Raft. Somewhat justified since the water is shown to be particularly choppy due to the storm.

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* SuperDrowningSkills:
**
SuperDrowningSkills: Everyone in ''Lego Lord of the Rings'' drowns unless [[PressXToNotDie you tap A]]. And if they're in [[GrimyWater Dead Marshes swamp water]] they automatically drown.
** Mostly averted in ''Marvel Super Heroes'', except in the level at the Raft. Somewhat justified since the water is shown to be particularly choppy due to the storm.
drown.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: One of the sidequests in ''Marvel Superheroes'' involves a SHIELD agent who isn't taking a pile of sensitive documents to be shredded and certainly didn't lose the most sensitive one somewhere on the carrier deck.



* TakeThat: In ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'', Spidey tears down a billboard to progress in the level. The billboard in question? The cover to the first issue of ''ComicBook/SuperiorSpiderMan''. Slightly weird considering that [[FanNickname SpOck]] himself is an unlockable character.
** When the Medical Lab is entered for the first time, Coulson states that they are able to create clones of every super hero... [[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga except for Spider-Man, of course]].



** ''LEGO Marvel'' has Ant-Man, who's the only character who can do certain puzzles because of his shrinking power. Other abilities are also pretty exclusive, such as activating shield switches (Captain America), slipping through grates, Fantastic Four shapeshifting pads (both Mr. Fantastic), and taking photos (Peter Parker - ''not'' Spider-Man, he has to switch out of costume first).
*** This isn't actually as bad as it seems at first. The [[AllYourPowersCombined Super-Skrull and Stan Lee]] can use grates, along with characters who can shrink or teleport. Several other characters can deflect lasers aside from Captain America. The game doesn't bother to tell you this, though, so good luck figuring it out.



* ToylessToylineCharacter: The rosters contain LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so this trope is inevitable. Some characters did eventually get toys, though it is usually sometime after the game, sometimes with major differences (''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'', for example, featured Groot and the Sentinels, with Groot being a Big Fig and the Sentinel being represented as a minifigure, even as a giant; the toys proper are conventionally built figures).
* TrapDoor: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Norman Osborn has one in his office for disposing of any meddling superheroes that might happen to drop by.
** There is also one in ''Rock Band'', at the theater where auditions are being held. Your character uses it to dispose of a ''tuba player'' during the auditions for bassists.

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* ToylessToylineCharacter: The rosters contain LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, so this trope is inevitable. Some characters did eventually get toys, though it is usually sometime after the game, sometimes with major differences (''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'', for example, featured Groot and the Sentinels, with Groot being a Big Fig and the Sentinel being represented as a minifigure, even as a giant; the toys proper are conventionally built figures).
differences.
* TrapDoor: In ''Marvel Super Heroes'', Norman Osborn has one in his office for disposing of any meddling superheroes that might happen to drop by.
**
There is also one in ''Rock Band'', at the theater where auditions are being held. Your character uses it to dispose of a ''tuba player'' during the auditions for bassists.



* UnexpectedCharacter: The games are well-known for having massive rosters packed with major and minor characters alike, but there are some characters that are odd choices even in that framework:
** The character roster in ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes'' includes characters like [[ComicBook/FantasticFour H.E.R.B.I.E.]], ComicBook/HowardTheDuck, and [[Franchise/SpiderMan Aunt May]]! Even Howard's introductory caption seems confused to see him there.



* UselessUsefulStealth: Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Invisible Woman all have stealth modes in ''Marvel Super Heroes'', but they are only useful for turning off security systems; mooks can see and attack them normally. This even goes for Invisible Woman, who should be, y'know, ''invisible''.



* VerbalTic: Professor X has an X-tremely obvious preference for words beginning with "ex-".



** In ''Marvel Super Heroes,'' you can just straight up steal someone's car right off the street. And if you're using a hero to do it, they'll basically just smile and let you, since it's obviously for "Superhero business".
** An IGN article about the characters in the game mentioned being able to make Gwen Stacy climb the Brooklyn Bridge and jump off of it.
** One way to solve the problem of cars, taxis, buses, pedestrians, etc... that get in the way of completing your timed challenge races on the New York streets is to use the Cloud Rider motorcycle, which, along with being fast and maneuverable, has a pair of cannon so you can blow civilians out of your way.
** You can just run rodshod over NYC with the Hulk. Once he starts running at full speed, there is nothing that can stop the Hulk. He'll just either flatten or destroy anything that gets in his way (hitting vehicles won't even slow him down). Ironically, the same can't be said for Juggernaut.



* ViewersAreGeniuses: When encountering dinosaurs on Magneto's island, Captain America notes that they must be from the Savage Land. No further mention is made of the Savage Land, what it is, or why there are dinosaurs there. Making it confusing for players who aren't familiar with the X-Men.
* VillainTeamUp:
** ''Marvel Superheroes'' gives us a three man BigBadDuumvirate of Doctor Doom, Loki, and Magneto. The rest of the villains have either been hired by Doom, or are Acolytes of Magneto. Galactus serves as a GreaterScopeVillain.
*** A particularly odd example in the level "Rebooted, Resuited" has you facing a team of [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Mandarin and Aldritch Killian]].



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In the fourth level of ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'', a series of supernatural prisoners escape from The Raft including Rhino, Carnage, Magneto, Leader and Whiplash. All of these are fought and re-captured later in the story - except Carnage, who is never mentioned again and is presumably still at large after the defeat of Doctor Doom. Knowing Carnage, this abounds in FridgeHorror.
** Carnage does appear as an unlockable character, but is otherwise gone for the rest of the game.



** New York fills the role in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.'' It's probably the biggest of the bunch.




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* YellowPeril: Averted. The only way a non-comic would be able to tell Mandarin is Asian is the name and a barely noticeable accent.
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