You've Seen It a Million Times
. A gaming trope
, mostly seen in (but not limited to) Fighting Games
, where, upon the completion of a task - whether the game itself tells you about it or not
- you get to challenge another opponent, which makes his entrance through a dramatic, as-vague-as-possible "CHALLENGER APPROACHING"
Then, it's one-on-one. As if the tension wasn't enough by itself, you only have one chance. If you win, you can play as your challenger
; but if you screw up... you'll have to access the match again
, whether it's a difficult thing to do or not! On that note, see Double Unlock
See also Promoted to Unlockable
for characters who later in a series become unlockable. Compare and contrast Mega Manning
, which is the same concept applied to the Player Character
Compare Defeat Means Playable
, of which this is a subtrope.
Examples of this trope in action: