History YouShallNotPass / VideoGames

20th May '18 7:16:06 PM AuraXtreme
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has Galuf give a crowning example of this trope. The heroes are down, and everything looks poised for TheBadGuyWins . Galuf's grandaughter pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it turns into a HopeSpot that leaves her on the brink of death as well. And then [[BadassOldGuy Galuf]] [[HeroicResolve gets up]]. He pushes through Exdeath's AgonyBeam, saves his grandaughter from the spell trapping her, and then rushes the BigBad ''alone''. He goes head to head with the ''boss of the game'', [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow refusing to fall]] even in the face of [[NonElemental Flare]]/[[HolyHandGrenade Holy]]/[[ColonyDrop Meteor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill combos]]'', even as he hits [[CriticalExistenceFailure 0 HP]]. And he finally manages to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat Exdeath]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome on his own]]'', driving him away to lick his wounds. And then he [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu collapses]]. What follows is one of the most [[TearJerker heart-rending scenes in any FF game]], and the sole subversion to one of the most famous [[Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches Console Roleplaying Game Cliches]], as the heroes try ''everything'' to resurrect him, and it all fails.
--->"Galuf! You can't die! ''Curaga''! Please... ''Raise''! [[PleaseWakeUp Open your eyes!]] ''Phoenix Down!'' ''Elixir!'' '''Anything!'''"



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' beats out all of these with Galuf, though. The heroes are down, and everything looks poised for TheBadGuyWins . Galuf's grandaughter pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it turns into a HopeSpot that leaves her on the brink of death as well. And then [[BadassOldGuy Galuf]] [[HeroicResolve gets up]]. He pushes through Exdeath's AgonyBeam, saves his grandaughter from the spell trapping her, and then rushes the BigBad ''alone''. He goes head to head with the ''boss of the game'', [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow refusing to fall]] even in the face of [[KameHameHadoken Flare/Holy/Meteor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill combos]]'', even as he hits [[CriticalExistenceFailure 0 HP]]. And he finally manages to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat Exdeath]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome on his own]]'', driving him away to lick his wounds. And then he [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu collapses]]. What follows is one of the most [[TearJerker heart-rending scenes in any FF game]], and the sole subversion to one of the most famous [[Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches Console Roleplaying Game Cliches]], as the heroes try ''everything'' to resurrect him, and it all fails.
--->"Galuf! You can't die! ''Curaga''! Please... ''Raise''! [[PleaseWakeUp Open your eyes!]] ''Phoenix Down!'' ''Elixir!'' '''Anything!'''"



* Towards the end of Chapter four of ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' The party is left with one final obstacle blocking the way to [[DiscOneFinalDungeon Everlast Tower]] and the Earth Crystal; Templar Braev Lee, Grand Marshal of Eternia. As the Bearer of the Templar Asterisk, Brave Has the highest defenses of any boss in the game, taking damage in the low hundreds at a point in the game where thousand damage attacks are the norm. However, his attacks are underwhelming to the same degree, barely scratching the party at all. Where he gets this trope is when you finally deplete his health, he falls to his knees, whispers the Trope name, and stands back up with full health. Taking him down once more repeats this, this time with Braev giving a shout that would make Gandalf proud. It takes a third beatdown for him to finally admit defeat. This is a man willing to stand and take blade and spell to an extent that should have killed him three times over, and yet he still survives the battle.

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* Towards the end of Chapter four of ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' The party is left with one final obstacle blocking the way to [[DiscOneFinalDungeon Everlast Tower]] and the Earth Crystal; Templar Braev Lee, the Templar, Grand Marshal of Eternia. As the Bearer of the Templar Asterisk, Brave Has Braev has the highest defenses of any boss in the game, taking damage in the low hundreds at a point in the game where thousand damage attacks are the norm. However, his attacks are underwhelming to the same degree, barely scratching the party at all. Where he gets this trope is when you finally deplete his health, he falls to his knees, whispers the Trope trope name, and stands back up with full health. Taking him down once more repeats this, this time with Braev giving a shout that would make Gandalf proud. It takes a third beatdown for him to finally admit defeat. This is a man willing to stand and take blade and spell to an extent that should have killed him three times over, and yet he still survives the battle.battle - just barely, and in such condition that he is never expected to wield a sword again.
8th Feb '18 8:50:50 PM Kuruni
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* In one of the campaign missions in ''VideoGame/{{Age of Mythology}}'', one of the secondary heroes, Chiron, holds off an army of Fire Giants to allow the rest of the characters to escape. He dies, to the great irritation of this editor, because he was a particularly useful unit.
** Not only that, but he blocks the passage behind him with a cave in.

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* In one of the campaign missions in ''VideoGame/{{Age of Mythology}}'', one of the secondary heroes, Chiron, holds off an army of Fire Giants to allow the rest of the characters to escape. He dies, to the great irritation of this editor, because he was a particularly useful unit.\n** Not only that, but he blocks the passage behind him with a cave in.
16th Jan '18 3:02:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* In {{World of Warcraft}} fifth expansion, [[spoiler: Ga'nar, Durotan's brother]], pulls one of these to prevent the iron horde from passing a narrow passage and overrunning the frostwolf forces, and give [[spoiler: Drek'thar]] the time he needs to collapse the passage with his shamanistic powers, in the climax of the frostridge storyline, complete with an ObiWanMoment, or as close as one as an [[spoiler: orc]] can get.

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* In {{World of Warcraft}} ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'''s fifth expansion, [[spoiler: Ga'nar, Durotan's brother]], pulls one of these to prevent the iron horde from passing a narrow passage and overrunning the frostwolf forces, and give [[spoiler: Drek'thar]] the time he needs to collapse the passage with his shamanistic powers, in the climax of the frostridge storyline, complete with an ObiWanMoment, or as close as one as an [[spoiler: orc]] can get.
5th Jan '18 1:44:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Breath of Fire}} 2'' has a number of secondary characters sacrificing themselves for the party, the party sacrificing itself for the main character, and the main character sacrificing himself for everyone else.

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* ''{{Breath of Fire}} 2'' ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireII'' has a number of secondary characters sacrificing themselves for the party, the party sacrificing itself for the main character, and the main character sacrificing himself for everyone else.



* ''{{Illusion of Gaia}}'' featured the protagonists captured by a village where the natives were so desperate for food as to preparing to resort to [[EatTheDog cannibalism]]. The princess' pet pig, a faithful companion who has gotten the party out of many tough scrapes by luck and its intelligence, leaps into the cooking fire, sacrificing himself to be food for villagers. Kind of sad...though also somewhat {{Narm}} worthy considering the reaction Will has if you examine the cooked remains. Oh, and the fact the pig's name is ''Ham''let.

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* ''{{Illusion ''VideoGame/{{Illusion of Gaia}}'' featured the protagonists captured by a village where the natives were so desperate for food as to preparing to resort to [[EatTheDog cannibalism]]. The princess' pet pig, a faithful companion who has gotten the party out of many tough scrapes by luck and its intelligence, leaps into the cooking fire, sacrificing himself to be food for villagers. Kind of sad...though also somewhat {{Narm}} worthy considering the reaction Will has if you examine the cooked remains. Oh, and the fact the pig's name is ''Ham''let.
26th Dec '17 4:42:12 PM BGFU
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** The robotic Guardian of the Arris Dome also qualifies, since keeping you from getting to the food supplies is pretty much his primary function.

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** The robotic Guardian of the Arris Dome also qualifies, since keeping you from getting to the food supplies is pretty much his its primary function.
26th Dec '17 4:41:06 PM BGFU
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** The robotic Guardian of the Arris Dome also qualifies, since keeping you from getting to the food supplies is pretty much his primary function.
26th Dec '17 4:35:44 PM BGFU
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', your team encounters Mud Imp and his 2 Mudbeasts as a [[GiantSpaceFleafromNowhere weird obligatory boss fight that doesn't affect the main plot]]. The Imp is inexplicably hostile towards you and isn't willing to let you through unless you defeat both beasts (then [[VillainExitStageLeft he just runs away]]).
** When you first enter a room with Nizbel II, he doesn't do anything and seemingly lets you pass. The battle doesn't begin until you actually try to proceed to the next room.
22nd Dec '17 8:30:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' beats out all of these with Galuf, though. The heroes are down, and everything looks poised for TheBadGuyWins . Galuf's grandaughter pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it turns into a HopeSpot that leaves her on the brink of death as well. And then [[BadassOldGuy Galuf]] [[HeroicResolve gets up]]. He pushes through Exdeath's AgonyBeam, saves his grandaughter from the spell trapping her, and then rushes the BigBad ''alone''. He goes head to head with the ''boss of the game'', [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow refusing to fall]] even in the face of [[KameHameHadoken Flare/Holy/Meteor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill combos]]'', even as he hits [[CriticalExistenceFailure 0 HP]]. And he finally manages to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat Exdeath]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome on his own]]'', driving him away to lick his wounds. And then he [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu collapses]]. What follows is one of the most [[TearJerker heart-rending scenes in any FF game]], and the sole subversion to one of the most famous [[TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches Console Roleplaying Game Cliches]], as the heroes try ''everything'' to resurrect him, and it all fails.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' beats out all of these with Galuf, though. The heroes are down, and everything looks poised for TheBadGuyWins . Galuf's grandaughter pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment, but it turns into a HopeSpot that leaves her on the brink of death as well. And then [[BadassOldGuy Galuf]] [[HeroicResolve gets up]]. He pushes through Exdeath's AgonyBeam, saves his grandaughter from the spell trapping her, and then rushes the BigBad ''alone''. He goes head to head with the ''boss of the game'', [[NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow refusing to fall]] even in the face of [[KameHameHadoken Flare/Holy/Meteor]] ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill combos]]'', even as he hits [[CriticalExistenceFailure 0 HP]]. And he finally manages to [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu defeat Exdeath]] ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome on his own]]'', driving him away to lick his wounds. And then he [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu collapses]]. What follows is one of the most [[TearJerker heart-rending scenes in any FF game]], and the sole subversion to one of the most famous [[TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches [[Website/TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches Console Roleplaying Game Cliches]], as the heroes try ''everything'' to resurrect him, and it all fails.
12th Nov '17 11:47:46 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', Father Grigori diverts the attention of the zombies in Ravenholm, helping Gordon escape to the mines. It is debatable whether he survives or not.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'', Father Grigori diverts the attention of the zombies in Ravenholm, helping Gordon escape to the mines. It is debatable whether he survives or not.
22nd Sep '17 12:46:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* Happens in ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', outside the vault where Frostmourne is held:

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/WarCraft III'', ''VideoGame/WarCraftIII'', outside the vault where Frostmourne is held:
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