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Playing With: Optional Party Member
Basic Trope: The player can choose if he wants certain characters to join the party.
  • Straight: After the Five-Man Band of Bob, Alice, Emily, Dave and Charlie join the party, you can pick if you want Doom Komodo, Doctor Von Teslastein, Violet, Lamia and Jason Bloodspiller to join, giving you the ability to rotate the party.
  • Exaggerated: You can pick who you want to be in the Five-Man Band, or even do Solo-Character Run, as none of them is required to join, with the rest doing whatever they do if you don't pick them.
  • Downplayed:
    • Bob has the option of getting Violet to join him through out the game. Other than that, the party is set.
    • You can get a couple of Optional Guest Star Party Members during certain missions, but all your permanent party members will join no matter what.
  • Justified: They offer their services, but don't have to join like the other five, and they aren't The Chosen Ones with the Famous Ancestors.
  • Inverted: You can choose if you want characters to leave.
  • Subverted: They only join temporarily.
  • Double Subverted: You can choose if you want them to rejoin.
  • Parodied: They convince you to take them along, and if you don't, they storm off in anger.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: You can't choose the party.
  • Enforced: The creators feel that the player should be able to choose the heroes.
  • Lampshaded: "Perhaps we should take some along..."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: If you don't choose them, they die.
  • Reconstructed: You can get them later if you are able to bring them Back from the Dead.

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