History VideoGame / XMenLegends

21st Jan '18 6:00:20 AM Scorntex
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* AdaptationDistillation: The games liberally combine elements from decades of comics, the [[UltimateUniverse Ultimate]] line, the cartoon, and the movies, along with some things they just make up.

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* AdaptationDistillation: AdaptationDistillation:
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The games liberally combine elements from decades of comics, the [[UltimateUniverse Ultimate]] line, the cartoon, and the movies, along with some things they just make up.up.
** Apocalypse's goal in ''II'' is just his plan from the late 90s storyline ''The Twelve'', condensed greatly.



* TheArtifact: In ''II'', Apocalypse's worshippers are called the Madri, which in ''Age of Apocalypse'' was because they were created from mass-cloning Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man. Here, no such connection is even hinted at.



* BadassInDistress: Magneto gets abducted by Sentinels partway through X-Men Legends. He very quickly breaks free, but he's really angry.

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* BadassInDistress: BadassInDistress:
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Magneto gets abducted by Sentinels partway through X-Men Legends. He very quickly breaks free, but he's really angry.angry.
** Xavier gets captured by the Shadow King, and the X-Men lack the ability to free him for most of the game.
** Gambit is introduced having been captured by the Morlocks, requiring the other X-Men to rescue him.



* CurseCutShort: Forge is introduced yelling at a machine of his, gets as far as calling it a "piece of -" before noticing Magma's entered the room.



* DevelopersForesight: On occasion, in ''II'', bringing certain characters to missions will trigger unique dialogue. For example, Rogue and Mystique when the latter is met in the Savage Land.



* EnemyMine: In the first game, [[spoiler: Magneto and the X-Men temporarily team up to defend themselves when the Xavier Institute is attacked by a squad of Sentinels.]] Additionally Havok, who's working for the Brotherhood, teams up with Cyclops and Wolverine to investigate the disappearances of several mutants at the old Weapon X grounds.

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* EnemyMine: In the first game, [[spoiler: Magneto [[spoiler:Magneto and the X-Men temporarily team up to defend themselves when the Xavier Institute is attacked by a squad of Sentinels.]] Additionally Havok, who's working for the Brotherhood, teams up with Cyclops and Wolverine to investigate the disappearances of several mutants at the old Weapon X grounds.



* FantasticRacism: As always in X-Men. Some humans hate mutants, some mutants hate humans, and most of the Morlocks hate anyone who's not a Morlock.



* FlyingBrick: Rogue and [[spoiler:IronMan (if you enable the power up ability)]].

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* FlyingBrick: Rogue and [[spoiler:IronMan [[spoiler:ComicBook/IronMan (if you enable the power up ability)]].



** [[spoiler:IronMan]] is unlocked by [[spoiler:finding all of his armor and bringing the pieces to his alter ego Tony Stark, who has been kidnapped by Apocalypse's forces and put in a cave, but unfortunately without [[MemeticMutation a box of scraps]]]].

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** [[spoiler:IronMan]] [[spoiler:ComicBook/IronMan]] is unlocked by [[spoiler:finding all of his armor and bringing the pieces to his alter ego Tony Stark, who has been kidnapped by Apocalypse's forces and put in a cave, but unfortunately without [[MemeticMutation a box of scraps]]]].


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** In combat, Professor X will sometimes quip "[[ComicBook/UltimateXMen give my regards to the dodo]]".


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* SchmuckBait: How did Apocalypse capture [[spoiler:Iron Man]]? Turns out all he needed was a beautiful woman. [[spoiler:Tony]] fell for it.


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* ShootTheMedicFirst: The Morlocks have mutants who can revive their fallen allies. Any brawl where they appear can turn into a massive problem if they aren't taken out quickly.


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* ViolenceDiscretionShot: At the end of Wolverine's Weapon X flashback, he corners the scientist, who [[TooDumbToLive continues ranting about how mutants are animals]]. Wolverine advances, the screen goes black, and we hear a scream.
1st Jan '18 12:38:48 PM claireluna
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* {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, [[ComicBook/NewMutants Magma]], {{ComicBook/Storm}}, {{ComicBook/Jean Grey}}, Iceman, {{ComicBook/Rogue}}, Beast, Nightcrawler, {{ComicBook/Jubilee}}, {{ComicBook/Gambit}}, Colossus, {{ComicBook/Emma Frost}}, {{ComicBook/Psylocke}}, Professor X

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* {{ComicBook/Wolverine}}, {{ComicBook/Cyclops}}, [[ComicBook/NewMutants Magma]], {{ComicBook/Storm}}, {{ComicBook/Jean Grey}}, Iceman, {{ComicBook/Rogue}}, Beast, Nightcrawler, Beast,{{ComicBook/Nightcrawler}}, {{ComicBook/Jubilee}}, {{ComicBook/Gambit}}, Colossus, {{ComicBook/Emma Frost}}, {{ComicBook/Psylocke}}, Professor X
5th Dec '17 2:04:00 PM rixion
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* PurposelyOverpowered: In the first Astral Plane mission Professor X joins your team of Jean Grey and Emma Frost when he's at level 40, almost three times the rest of the characters' levels. When other chracters do about 20-40 hit points with a single punch, he does about 240 points, over 700 if he gets a critical. This makes you feel nice and safe with such a powerful character, until you lose him halfway through the mission [[spoiler: when Shadow King abducts him.]]
** Iron Man, but then again the game makes you really work to getting him.

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* PurposelyOverpowered: PurposelyOverpowered:
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In the first Astral Plane mission Professor X joins your team of Jean Grey and Emma Frost when he's at level 40, almost three times the rest of the characters' levels. When other chracters do about 20-40 hit points with a single punch, he does about 240 points, over 700 if he gets a critical. This makes you feel nice and safe with such a powerful character, until you lose him halfway through the mission [[spoiler: when Shadow King abducts him.]]
** Legends II has the [[SecretCharacter Secret Characters]] [[spoiler:Deadpool and Iron Man, but then again Man]], unlocked after beating the game makes you really work to getting him.(or right before the final boss, in the case of the latter). The former is a OneManArmy for most of the game, and the latter can clear whole rooms on his own with his bolts or repulsors when his Boost is activated.
5th Oct '17 4:42:40 PM N8han11
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* BrainwashedAndCrazy - In the second game, [[spoiler: Beast and Angel are captured by Apocalypse and brainwashed into helping him, resulting in the game's versions of Dark Beast (Beast's ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' counterpart) and Archangel. However, defeating them also undoes the brainwashing.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy - BrainwashedAndCrazy: In the second game, [[spoiler: Beast and Angel are captured by Apocalypse and brainwashed into helping him, resulting in the game's versions of Dark Beast (Beast's ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' counterpart) and Archangel. However, defeating them also undoes the brainwashing.]]



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - Despite being the main character of the first game, Magma is nowhere to be found in the second. [[FridgeHorror It could be that]] that really, really dangerous move near the end that she seemed to be okay from just took a while to take full effect...

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome - ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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Despite being the main character of the first game, Magma is nowhere to be found in the second. [[FridgeHorror It could be that]] that really, really dangerous move near the end that she seemed to be okay from just took a while to take full effect...



* CompositeCharacter - [[spoiler: Dark Beast]] See "Brainwashed And Crazy" for details.
** And really, about most of the playable characters in both games, a good deal of the Brotherhood, plus Apocalypse in the second game could be deemed as {{Composite Character}}s as they've combined the Ultimate looks, but the personalities, background, and powers of their classic selves, though there were quite a few expections. Sabretooth combines three different versions of his character as his powers and personality of his classic version, and yet in the second game, he cares for Blink ala the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' version.

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* CompositeCharacter - [[spoiler: Dark Beast]] See "Brainwashed And Crazy" for details.
** And really, about most
CompositeCharacter: Most of the playable characters in both games, a good deal of the Brotherhood, plus Apocalypse in the second game could be deemed as {{Composite Character}}s as they've combined the Ultimate looks, but the personalities, background, and powers of their classic selves, though there were quite a few expections. Sabretooth combines three different versions of his character as his powers and personality of his classic version, and yet in the second game, he cares for Blink ala the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' version.



* DreamLand - In the first game, the team has to enter Professor X's mind on the Astral Plane.

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* DreamLand - DreamLand: In the first game, the team has to enter Professor X's mind on the Astral Plane.



* ElementalPunch - Many characters have powers with this effect, including passive skills and temporary buffs.

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* ElementalPunch - ElementalPunch: Many characters have powers with this effect, including passive skills and temporary buffs.



* FlyingBrick - Rogue and [[spoiler:IronMan (if you enable the power up ability)]].

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* FlyingBrick - FlyingBrick: Rogue and [[spoiler:IronMan (if you enable the power up ability)]].



* GuestFighter - [[spoiler:IronMan]] as a secret character in the second game, where he is unlocked by [[spoiler:finding all of his armor and bringing the pieces to his alter ego Tony Stark, who has been kidnapped by Apocalypse's forces and put in a cave, but unfortunately without [[MemeticMutation a box of scraps]]]]. The second game also features [[spoiler:{{Deadpool}}]].

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* GuestFighter - GuestFighter: The second game features two:
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[[spoiler:IronMan]] as a secret character in the second game, where he is unlocked by [[spoiler:finding all of his armor and bringing the pieces to his alter ego Tony Stark, who has been kidnapped by Apocalypse's forces and put in a cave, but unfortunately without [[MemeticMutation a box of scraps]]]]. scraps]]]].
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The second game also features [[spoiler:{{Deadpool}}]].



* HurricaneOfPuns - [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] gets into full [[FilM/BatmanAndRobin Mr. Freeze]] mode ("I didn't think I could get any cooler!", "I'm too cool for school!" "X-Men, get over here or I'm toast!")

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* HurricaneOfPuns - HurricaneOfPuns: [[AnIcePerson Iceman]] gets into full [[FilM/BatmanAndRobin Mr. Freeze]] mode ("I didn't think I could get any cooler!", "I'm too cool for school!" "X-Men, get over here or I'm toast!")



* InstantArmor - Iceman and Magma can make instant armor based on their elemental abilities after getting the armor upgrade. Storm and Jean Grey get elemental/psychic shields that can be shared with the party.

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* InstantArmor - InstantArmor: Iceman and Magma can make instant armor based on their elemental abilities after getting the armor upgrade. Storm and Jean Grey get elemental/psychic shields that can be shared with the party.



* IShallTauntYou - Toad and Rogue have attacks goading enemies to attack them , with Toad's one even being called "Taunt".

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* IShallTauntYou - IShallTauntYou: Toad and Rogue have attacks goading enemies to attack them , them, with Toad's one even being called "Taunt".



* KillSat - Beast's Xtreme attack, Orbital Bombardment, smites enemies with a laser from a satellite.
* LargeHam - [[TheAnnouncer "COMBO!"]]

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* KillSat - KillSat: Beast's Xtreme attack, Orbital Bombardment, smites enemies with a laser from a satellite.
* LargeHam - LargeHam: [[TheAnnouncer "COMBO!"]]



* OneStatToRuleThemAll - Focus, which increases the amount of energy you have for special attacks and how quickly you regenerate energy, because most special attacks do a fixed amount of damage. In the second game, characters whose attacks are X% of melee damage (typically, X>100) also need Striking.

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* OneStatToRuleThemAll - OneStatToRuleThemAll: Focus, which increases the amount of energy you have for special attacks and how quickly you regenerate energy, because most special attacks do a fixed amount of damage. In the second game, characters whose attacks are X% of melee damage (typically, X>100) also need Striking.
5th Oct '17 4:36:24 PM N8han11
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* InterfaceSpoiler: The roster shows how many unlockable characters are there. And the "Review" menu of the second game makes it clear who one is given "Iron Man Armor" is one of the collectible items.

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* InterfaceSpoiler: The roster shows After you find the first '''secret items''' (dramatic emphasis) in the game, Professor X states that these are the key to locating a certain individual who will help the team greatly. He chooses not to reveal this individual's identity, leaving you to discover it for yourself once all the secret items are uncovered. So you look at the pause menu and it tells you how many unlockable characters are there. And the "Review" menu of the second game makes it clear who one is given "Iron [[spoiler:''Iron Man Armor" is one of the collectible items.armour pieces'']] you have thus far...



* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] - Storm. Jean Grey in the first game, though with more than a little GlassCannon. This is mitigated with their respective personal shields.

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* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]] - OneManArmy:
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Storm. Jean Grey in the first game, though with more than a little GlassCannon. This is mitigated with their respective personal shields.



** Possibly another MythologyGag? Even in the comics before they got married, they still had separate rooms, as shown in a good few issues before then. Then they married and took over the boathouse down by the lake - which made things interesting when the mansion was blown up and it was the only place on the grounds with an intact roof...



* {{Troll}}: In the second game, Juggernaut frequently riles up the X-Men during the mission briefings with insulting or insensitive comments. He goes too far when he starts hitting on Jean Grey right in front of Cyclops, [[BerserkButton causing Cyclops to lose his temper and fire a warning laser at Juggernaut.]]

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* {{Troll}}: {{Troll}}:
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In the second game, Juggernaut frequently riles up the X-Men during the mission briefings with insulting or insensitive comments. He goes too far when he starts hitting on Jean Grey right in front of Cyclops, [[BerserkButton causing Cyclops to lose his temper and fire a warning laser at Juggernaut.]]



* TheUnReveal / InterfaceSpoiler: After you find the first '''secret items''' (dramatic emphasis) in the game, Professor X states that these are the key to locating a certain individual who will help the team greatly. He chooses not to reveal this individual's identity, leaving you to discover it for yourself once all the secret items are uncovered. So you look at the pause menu and it tells you how many [[spoiler:''Iron Man armour pieces'']] you have thus far...
* UnexpectedCharacter: The second game in particular used some very obscure characters as bosses. Most notable would be Grizzly, a BrainwashedAndCrazy good guy who appeared in two comics before being KilledOffForReal, and Zealot, a one-shot bad guy who made the mistake of opposing Magneto's rule of Genosha and was KilledOffForReal at the end of his three issue arc.
** Though see TheUnreveal, the addition of IronMan to the second game was pretty unexpected, and pretty awesome.



5th Oct '17 4:32:56 PM N8han11
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* LuckBasedMission: The "Teamwork" scenarios in the Danger Room seem to be based purely on whether your computer-controlled team-mates feel like using their powers today.
** That's what the "call for help" button is for. Hit it as you're performing a mutant power and chances are good you'll get one of the needed combos. Still falls under luck-based as bad timing or obstacles can get in the way. The easiest way to get around it was to simply use Colossus as the control character with Wolverine in the party, and rely exclusively on FastballSpecial attacks, since they were easy to perform, counted as a combo, and you didn't have to worry about an accidental OneHitKill preventing the combo from triggering.



* MythologyGag: Many references are made to the [[ComicBook/XMen comics]]. For example, during a mission in NYC in the first game, you rescue a little boy who turns out to be Bishop.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
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Many references are made to the [[ComicBook/XMen comics]]. For example, during a mission in NYC in the first game, you rescue a little boy who turns out to be Bishop.
2nd Aug '17 4:36:17 AM StFan
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A series of console video games developed by Raven Software and released by Activision. Two games were made, ''X-Men Legends'' (2004) and its sequel, ''X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'' (2005). Both games featured [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] Comics' ComicBook/{{X-Men}} traveling all over the globe to save the world by defeating of one of their most powerful [[BigBad villains]] - ComicBook/{{Magneto}} in the first game, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} in the sequel.

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A series of console video games developed by Raven Software and released by Activision. Two games were made, ''X-Men Legends'' (2004) and its sequel, ''X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'' (2005). Both games featured [[MarvelUniverse Marvel]] Comics' ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen traveling all over the globe to save the world by defeating of one of their most powerful [[BigBad villains]] - ComicBook/{{Magneto}} in the first game, ComicBook/{{Apocalypse}} in the sequel.



* GiantMecha: [[spoiler:Master Mold, the last boss of X-Men Legends, which is piloted by General Kincaid.]]

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* GiantMecha: [[spoiler:Master Mold, the last boss of X-Men ''X-Men'' Legends, which is piloted by General Kincaid.]]



* MythologyGag: Many references are made to the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} comics]]. For example, during a mission in NYC in the first game, you rescue a little boy who turns out to be Bishop.

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* MythologyGag: Many references are made to the [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen comics]]. For example, during a mission in NYC in the first game, you rescue a little boy who turns out to be Bishop.



** The first game is somewhat similar to [[Film/{{X-Men}} the first X-Men movie]]: a young mutant girl whose powers attract the attention of both the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Magneto wants to use her powers for world domination, while the X-Men want to help her control her abilities.

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** The first game is somewhat similar to [[Film/{{X-Men}} the first X-Men movie]]: ''Film/XMen1'' movie: a young mutant girl whose powers attract the attention of both the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Magneto wants to use her powers for world domination, while the X-Men want to help her control her abilities.
1st Apr '17 6:46:13 PM WarriorsGate
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The games were very similar to an earlier X-Men arcade game. It also provided the template for the ''Ultimate Alliance'' games and was the likely inspiration for much of ''Justice League: Heroes.''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor:
** The chaotic multi-player brawling in a twisty bird's-eye-view dungeon gameplay is definitely in the ''{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}}'' mold.
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The games were very similar to an earlier X-Men arcade game. It also provided the template for the ''Ultimate Alliance'' games and was the likely inspiration for much of ''Justice League: Heroes.''
5th Mar '17 7:58:00 PM nombretomado
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Followed by the ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' series, also developed by Raven Software.

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Followed by the ''MarvelUltimateAlliance'' ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' series, also developed by Raven Software.
11th Feb '17 9:32:17 AM Gosicrystal
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* LimitBreak - Your mutants' super moves, which consume X-Tokens instead of EP.
* LostForever - Just about everything in the first game since you cannot return to an area after finishing a mission, though most items are right out in the open. The second game is a bit better about it, but a few collectible items can still be missed.

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* LimitBreak - LimitBreak: Your mutants' super moves, which consume X-Tokens instead of EP.
* LostForever - Just about everything in the first game since you cannot return to an area after finishing a mission, though most items are right out in the open. The second game is a bit better about it, but a few collectible items can still be missed.
EP.



* PermanentlyMissableContent: Just about everything in the first game since you cannot return to an area after finishing a mission, though most items are right out in the open. The second game is a bit better about it, but a few collectible items can still be missed.



* PungeonMaster: Iceman.

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* %%* PungeonMaster: Iceman.
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