of Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors
and Sister Trope
to Elemental Rock-Paper-Scissors
(Needs More Examples
, Trope Worthy
? or should it just be added as a subset of Tactical Rock-Paper-Scissors
Another form of balancing advantages and disadvantages, primarily in Video Games
. In this set up, effectiveness is dependant on moral alignment rather than Elemental Powers
of Tactical advantages. Whenever this shows up, expect it to follow this formula:
- Good Defeats Evil
- Evil Defeats Neutral
- Neutral defeats Good
This may take cues from other storytelling tropes in that villains typically target civilians (or seduce Neutrals to to the Dark Side), Heroes vanquish villains (or rise above the influence), and Civilians can either win over heroes or (abuse them without consequence.
- Digimon: Vaccine beats Virus, Virus beats Data, Data beats Vaccine
- Fire Emblem: The magic triangle, Light defeats Dark, Dark defeats Nature, Nature defeats Light.
- Mario Party: One minigame featured a game that was literally Rock Paper Scissor, only played with Mario beats Bowser, Bowser beats Peach, and Peach beats Mario.