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Playing With: Manual Leader, AI Party
Basic Trope: The player controls one member of the Player Party while the rest are controlled by AI.
  • Straight: The player controls Alice, while Bob and Claire are controlled by the CPU.
  • Exaggerated: There are entire sections where Alice is controlled by the AI too, essentially making them unscripted cutscenes.
  • Downplayed: The player has the option of letting the AI control Bob and Claire or commanding them manually.
  • Justified: The player is a "guardian spirit" guiding Alice and only Alice. The other party members are doing their own thing.
  • Inverted: Bob and Claire are controlled by the player, but Alice is controlled by the CPU.
  • Subverted: Initially the CPU controls Bob and Claire, but Alice angrily tells them to listen to her and they follow the player's commands from then on.
  • Double Subverted: The game has a "loyalty" mechanic. If Bob and Claire get angry with Alice then they'll go back to being AI controlled.
  • Parodied: Alice expects her guardian spirit to command Bob and Claire too when they join her party. They find the idea odd (and a little creepy).
  • Zig Zagged: Some members of the party are AI controlled, others are not.
  • Averted:
    • All characters are controlled by the player.
    • Alice is the only character in the game.
  • Enforced:
    • The game is a tech demo to show off a new AI system.
    • The combat is real time, but the player has a large party. AI control for most of the members is the only option.
  • Lampshaded: "Why would we just wait around for orders? We know how to do what we do better than you do."
  • Invoked: Alice tells Bob and Claire to do their own thing, since they trained together and probably know their own abilities better than she does.
  • Exploited: One boss declares he knows how Bob and Claire's AI works and exploits it.
  • Defied: Bob and Claire insist on being told what to do.
  • Discussed: "So...what do you want us to do, Alice?" "Just fight. You know how, right?"
  • Conversed: "Don't you need to tell the rest of the party what to do?" "Nope, they're controlled by the AI." "Oh my, games have come a long way since my day..."
  • Implied: Not applicable. (This trope can only be shown.)
  • Played For Laughs: While the player is controlling Alice, Bob and Claire do silly stunts in the background.

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