Created By: Kayube on June 30, 2013
Player Character Parent
One of the goals of a video game is to take care of an important NPC, usually a child
A subtrope of Video Game Caring Potential, which aims to maximize the effectiveness of the caring potential by pairing the player's character up with someone young and vulnerable (often the main character's own child) and making one of the main goals (if not the main goal) of the game be to care for this person and get them through the situation safely. A disproportionate number of examples seem to involve an adult male hero acting as father to a younger female NPC. I leave it up to the community to provide some examples/a more detailed description, since I haven't actually played games like this, I'm just aware of the trend, so it'd be better for people who actually knew what they were talking about to help with it.
Hello, Unknown Troper. You'll need to get known to lend a hand here.