History YouShallNotPass / VideoGames

30th May '17 2:08:16 AM ultimomant
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* In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s Fate scenario, [[spoiler:Archer]] does this towards Berserker to let the heroes escape -- the fact that a [[RestrainingBolt Command Spell]] was involved in making him do it is mitigated by the fact that he could probably have managed to save himself in the process if he had stuck strictly to the command wording, which was to 'delay', but chose instead to interpret it as an order to defeat Berserker.
** After [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]], [[spoiler:Lancer]] does this on [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] to let Saber get away with Shirou.

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''':
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In ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s the Fate scenario, [[spoiler:Archer]] does this towards Berserker to let the heroes escape -- the fact that a [[RestrainingBolt Command Spell]] was involved in making him do it is mitigated by the fact that he could probably have managed to save himself in the process if he had stuck strictly to the command wording, which was to 'delay', but chose instead to interpret it as an order to defeat Berserker.
** After [[HeelFaceTurn turning face]], [[spoiler:Lancer]] does this on [[spoiler:Gilgamesh]] to let Saber get away with Shirou. [[spoiler:Lancer lasts for ''12 hours'' before Gilgamesh finally kills him.]]



* Axel pulls this one in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' when he holds off ''every Overlord in the multiverse'' who came to kill Zenon so that the heroes could do it. He's doing this both to be helpful and to be a collossal [[strike:dick of astronomical proportions]] Dark Hero.

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* Axel pulls this one in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' when he holds off ''every Overlord in the multiverse'' who came to kill Zenon so that the heroes could do it. He's doing this both to be helpful and to be a collossal colossal [[strike:dick of astronomical proportions]] Dark Hero.
22nd Apr '17 2:21:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the first ''{{Suikoden}}'' game, [[spoiler:Viktor and Flik]] pull this one off, earning themselves a {{No One Could Survive That}}! Of course, they ''did'' survive...they just didn't ''tell'' anyone that, for some reason.
** Another case in the first {{Suikoden}} game was Pahn, a loyal retainer who tries to hold off the imperial army after the hero's army was defeated. You actually get to control him in the duel which determines whether he lives or dies.
** In the second {{Suikoden}} there was Jowy during the Highland camp infiltration, where he uses holds off the enemy with his True Rune and forces you to run no matter what choice you make. He comes back, [[spoiler:but he betrays you shortly after.]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'':
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first ''{{Suikoden}}'' game, ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden|I}}'' game:
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[[spoiler:Viktor and Flik]] pull this one off, earning themselves a {{No One Could Survive That}}! Of course, they ''did'' survive...they just didn't ''tell'' anyone that, for some reason.
** Another case in the first {{Suikoden}} game was *** Pahn, a loyal retainer who tries to hold off the imperial army after the hero's army was defeated. You actually get to control him in the duel which determines whether he lives or dies.
** In the second {{Suikoden}} ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden|II}}'' there was Jowy during the Highland camp infiltration, where he uses holds off the enemy with his True Rune and forces you to run no matter what choice you make. He comes back, [[spoiler:but he betrays you shortly after.]]
6th Apr '17 9:29:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' does this with all your companions, except for three (one who just pretended to be dead, and depending on your alignment and if you have them with you, as many as two who decide they would rather kill you).

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* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' does this with all your companions, except for three (one who just pretended to be dead, and depending on your alignment and if you have them with you, as many as two who decide they would rather kill you).
2nd Apr '17 3:29:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', this trope is used to justify the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit [[spoiler:during the FinalBattle: while confronting Nyx Avatar, [[MissionControl Fuuka]] [[EnemyScan detects]] a large number of [[TheHeartless Shadows]] approaching from the lower floors of [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Tartarus]]. Mitsuru then orders everyone ''not'' fighting Nyx to defend the combatants and [[HoldTheLine hold off these hordes of enemies]]]].

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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', this trope is used to justify the ArbitraryHeadcountLimit [[spoiler:during the FinalBattle: while confronting Nyx Avatar, [[MissionControl Fuuka]] [[EnemyScan detects]] a large number of [[TheHeartless Shadows]] approaching from the lower floors of [[EvilTowerOfOminousness Tartarus]]. Mitsuru then orders everyone ''not'' fighting Nyx to defend the combatants and [[HoldTheLine hold off these hordes of enemies]]]].
24th Mar '17 7:51:03 AM BGFU
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** Mad Dummy blames you for doing-whatever-you-did with his cousin and starts to fight you. When he's all out of attacks, he just plans to hold his turn forever so that you can't progress.


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** Mad Dummy blames you for doing-whatever-you-did with his cousin and starts to fight you. When he's all out of attacks, he just plans to hold his turn forever so that you can't progress.
11th Mar '17 11:44:36 AM nombretomado
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* Two in succession at the end of ''MetalGearSolid4''. First Meryl stays behind to hold off the FROGS while Snake goes on toward GW, then Raiden does the same. Snake is so awesome that he inspires two "You Shall Not Pass" choke points for the endless swarm of baddies.

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* Two in succession at the end of ''MetalGearSolid4''.''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. First Meryl stays behind to hold off the FROGS while Snake goes on toward GW, then Raiden does the same. Snake is so awesome that he inspires two "You Shall Not Pass" choke points for the endless swarm of baddies.
27th Feb '17 6:23:00 AM LadyNorbert
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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 overruning 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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** ''Every'' {{player character}} in ''Inquisition'' will embody this trope during [[spoiler:the sacking of Haven, staying behind to confront the invading Elder One in order to give their friends and the rest of the village's inhabitants a chance to escape to safety]]. It works.
* 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 overruning 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.



-->Undyne: [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "For the sake of the world...]] [[BadassBoast I, UNDYNE, will strike you down!"]]
-->(transforms)
-->[[SuperMode Undyne the Undying:]] [[BadassBoast You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT.]]

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-->Undyne: -->'''Undyne:''' [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "For For the sake of the world...]] [[BadassBoast I, UNDYNE, will strike you down!"]]
-->(transforms)
-->[[SuperMode
down!]]
-->''(transforms)''
-->'''[[SuperMode
Undyne the Undying:]] Undying:]]''' [[BadassBoast You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT.]]



-->Sans: *that expression on your face... [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall that's the face of somebody who's already died once.]] [[TranquilFury guess that just means i'm really good at my job.]]

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-->Sans: *that -->'''Sans:''' That expression on your face... [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall that's the face of somebody who's already died once.]] [[TranquilFury guess Guess that just means i'm I'm really good at my job.]]]]
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21st Dec '16 8:17:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Dwarf Fortress}}'', especially against the [[SealedEvilInACan HFS]]. Given that the Dwarves are one-tenth {{Badass}} and nine-tenths [[TooDumbToLive obsessive-compulsive alcoholic lemmings]], these occasions tend to end [[BlackComedy hilariously]].

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* Happens occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Dwarf Fortress}}'', especially against the [[SealedEvilInACan HFS]]. Given that the Dwarves are one-tenth {{Badass}} badass and nine-tenths [[TooDumbToLive obsessive-compulsive alcoholic lemmings]], these occasions tend to end [[BlackComedy hilariously]].
3rd Nov '16 5:29:40 AM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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** Sans applies the same method as his [[spoiler: "special attack"]] in Genocide Run to stop you from destroying the world.

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**Undyne the Undying does this, too, trying to stop you on the bridge before you can kill any more monsters on the Genocide Run. [[spoiler:[[ForegoneConclusion She fails]].]]
-->Undyne: [[InTheNameOfTheMoon "For the sake of the world...]] [[BadassBoast I, UNDYNE, will strike you down!"]]
-->(transforms)
-->[[SuperMode Undyne the Undying:]] [[BadassBoast You're gonna have to try a little harder than THAT.]]
** Sans applies the same method as his [[spoiler: "special attack"]] in Genocide Run to stop you from destroying the world.world.
***Actually, that entire battle might qualify. Sans is [[SNKBoss trying to stall you for as long as possible:]] he knows full well that if he [[VideoGameLives kills you, you'll just respawn]] through [[HeroicWillpower Determ]][[VillainousValor ination]], but [[HeroAntagonist he's not gonna let that stop him from fighting to the death in the hopes you just give up.]] Maybe do something [[PacifistRun a little more peaceful.]]
-->Sans: *that expression on your face... [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall that's the face of somebody who's already died once.]] [[TranquilFury guess that just means i'm really good at my job.]]
5th Oct '16 4:22:17 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a lot in the sandbox universe of {{EVE Online}} none more famously as the "Siege of C-J6", Red Alliance's homeworld, by the then more powerful Lotke Volterra. The failure of the siege was the beginning of the end for LV.

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* Happens a lot in the sandbox universe of {{EVE Online}} ''VideoGame/EVEOnline'' none more famously as the "Siege of C-J6", Red Alliance's homeworld, by the then more powerful Lotke Volterra. The failure of the siege was the beginning of the end for LV.



* Happens near the end of ''SpecOpsTheLine'', as [[spoiler:Adams]] faces off against the [[spoiler:last of the Damned 33rd]] to give [[spoiler:Walker]] time to reach and confront [[spoiler:Konrad]].

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* Happens near the end of ''SpecOpsTheLine'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', as [[spoiler:Adams]] faces off against the [[spoiler:last of the Damned 33rd]] to give [[spoiler:Walker]] time to reach and confront [[spoiler:Konrad]].
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