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* The basic premise of ''VideoGame/RiskofRain'' and its sequel. You're a lone survivor of an assault on your ship, crash landed on a hostile planet and have to fight your way through varius biomes filled with increasingly strong enemies. All by yourself with nothing but the weapons you brought with you and an increasingly hilarious amount of items you find.


** Sonic the hedgehog could count as a one ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hedgehog]]'' army. We've seen him regularly annihilate entire [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed armies of killer robots]] with ease, infiltrate into Eggman's bases while taking out everything in his path, and destroy Eggman's flying warships, space fleets and even humongous [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Death Star-esque doomsday weapons]].

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** Sonic the hedgehog could count as a one ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin hedgehog]]'' army. We've seen him regularly annihilate entire [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed armies of killer robots]] with ease, infiltrate into Eggman's bases while taking out everything in his path, way, and destroy Eggman's flying warships, space fleets and even humongous [[VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles Death Star-esque doomsday weapons]].weapons]]. In ''VideoGame/SonicX'', he's even sought by the government due to his power and the ease with which he regularly defeats Eggman, even after this one overwhelms authorities.



* in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is a mercenary who explicitly sides with the outnumbered sides to fight more people. Even explicitly mentioned in his good ending in ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'': "If you want to kill me, you had better bring a whole army." Yet even he is outdone by [[BigBad Nightmare,]] who completely annihilates a huge army of Knights in the opening of ''Soul Calibur III''. In his ''weakest state.''

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* Mitsurugi in the ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' is a mercenary who explicitly sides with the outnumbered sides to fight more people. Even explicitly mentioned in his good ending in ''[=SoulCalibur=] III'': "If you want to kill me, you had better bring a whole army." Yet even he is outdone by [[BigBad Nightmare,]] who completely annihilates a huge army of Knights in the opening of ''Soul Calibur III''. In his ''weakest state.''


*** Genesis is literally a one man army, due to his clones.

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*** ** Genesis is literally a one man army, due to his clones.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''. At first, you're generally on par with the imperial scrubs. Near the end of the game, though, you'll probably have "that one guy" (or even better, multiple), who you can just throw into a pile of red guys, and laugh at they waltz up and basically get obliterated. It's almost tragic.
** In fact, for some this is a SelfImposedChallenge, to play through an entire game using only one character.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''.''Franchise/FireEmblem''. At first, you're generally on par with the imperial scrubs. Near the end of the game, though, you'll probably have "that one guy" (or even better, multiple), who you can just throw into a pile of red guys, and laugh at they waltz up and basically get obliterated. It's almost tragic.
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tragic. In fact, for some this is a SelfImposedChallenge, to play through an entire game using only one character.



** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', you get quite a few characters who can ''almost'' solo the very large enemy armies (with the help of terrain bonuses). You'll know them because they wield Holy Weapons.
*** Seriously, the only reason some of them don't solo the chapter is because legendary weapons only have 50 uses per repair, and there are more than 50 enemies in the game's huge chapters. Otherwise, it's not too hard to win when Levin or Sety wields a Holsety tome with 105% evasion and 60 might.

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** In the fourth game, ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', you get quite a few characters who can ''almost'' solo the very large enemy armies (with the help of terrain bonuses). You'll know them because they wield Holy Weapons.
*** Seriously, the
Weapons. The only reason some of them don't solo the chapter is because legendary weapons only have 50 uses per repair, and there are more than 50 enemies in the game's huge chapters. Otherwise, it's not too hard to win when Levin or Sety wields a Holsety tome with 105% evasion and 60 might.



** It is not only entirely possible, but ''easy,'' to solo the entirety of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' with the main character, Ike. [[BadassNormal And he's just a seventeen-year-old mercenary kid]] with a {{BFS}}.
*** In ''Path of Radiance'', there's also Nephenee. The only edge Ike has over her is Aether. Nephenee doesn't need it, because the enemies in most cases are lucky if they ''even manage to damage her at all''. If they manage to bring her health halfway down, her Wrath ability kicks in, which boosts her critical hit ratio dramatically, so one hit kills will be served in bulk.
*** ...and then we have [[BoisterousBruiser Bo]][[NiceGuy yd]]. Hoo boy. Nevermind the fact that his bravado reaches nigh-toxic levels, this guy's is deadly enough to make [[VideoGame/FarCry3 Jason Brody look like a toothpick.]] In ''Path of Radiance'', [[LightningBruiser he was fast, heavy-hitting, and had a brick-ton of HP.]] In ''Radiant Dawn'' he starts out average with his [[MightyGlacier low speed]], but while Haar starts out badass and begins lacking in speed by the endgame, Boyd's the opposite: he starts out slow, then evolves into a killing machine. And this guy gets '''better''' with transfers. Along with his [[NiceGuy kind-hearted nature]], his kick-assery is just one reason why he's remembered fondly by fans.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'':
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It is not only entirely possible, but ''easy,'' to solo the entirety of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance Path of Radiance]]'' the game with the main character, Ike. [[BadassNormal And he's just a seventeen-year-old mercenary kid]] with a {{BFS}}.
*** In ''Path of Radiance'', there's also Nephenee. The only edge Ike has over her is Aether. Nephenee doesn't need it, because the enemies in most cases are lucky if they ''even manage to damage her at all''. If they manage to bring her health halfway down, her Wrath ability kicks in, which boosts her critical hit ratio dramatically, so one hit kills will be served in bulk.
*** ...and then we have [[BoisterousBruiser Bo]][[NiceGuy yd]].Boyd]]. Hoo boy. Nevermind the fact that his bravado reaches nigh-toxic levels, this guy's guy is deadly enough to make [[VideoGame/FarCry3 Jason Brody Brody]] look like a toothpick.]] toothpick. In ''Path of Radiance'', [[LightningBruiser he was he's fast, heavy-hitting, and had has a brick-ton of HP.]] In ''Radiant Dawn'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'' he starts out average with his [[MightyGlacier low speed]], but while Haar starts out badass and begins lacking in speed by the endgame, Boyd's the opposite: he starts out slow, then evolves into a killing machine. And this guy gets '''better''' with transfers. Along with his [[NiceGuy kind-hearted nature]], his kick-assery is just one reason why he's remembered fondly by fans.



** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', there are several. Haar is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries!]]

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Radiant Dawn]]'', there are several. Haar Dawn]]'':
*** While many playable units can wipe out enemy legions (Haar
is one of the biggest, along with Caineghis, Nailah, Tibarn, and of course, Ike. However. Ike), one man overshadows them all: The Black Knight. Not only is he capable of soloing ''every single map in which he is available in the game'', he is also the highest possible level from beginning to end. And did we mention that he has what is arguably the second-most powerful weapon in the game, Alondite? And he's also [[spoiler: the greatest tactical mind in Begnion, and a major military commander in ''two'' countries!]]



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' brings us the usual lord-who-can-kill-anything characters in the form of [[LightningBruiser Edelgard]], [[SuperStrength Dimitri]], and [[DragonRider Claude]], but the character who most easily embodies this trope in-story is the [[BlackKnight Death Knight]]. For all but the last encounter with him, the victory conditions on the maps are "defeat this guy" or "defeat ''everything except this guy''." Sells the challenge, even before you actually check [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his stats and see that he lives up to the hype]].

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'':
*** This game
brings us the usual lord-who-can-kill-anything characters in the form of [[LightningBruiser Edelgard]], [[SuperStrength Dimitri]], and [[DragonRider Claude]], but the character who most easily embodies this trope in-story is the [[BlackKnight Death Knight]]. For all but the last encounter with him, the victory conditions on the maps are "defeat this guy" or "defeat ''everything except this guy''." Sells the challenge, even before you actually check [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his stats and see that he lives up to the hype]].

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** The [[UpdatedReRelease Master Chief Collection]] has an achievement for killing over 100 enemies. In ''any'' of the games, you will have earned that achievement before completing the first mission.[[note]]Excluding cutscene-only "levels" that open up some of the games.[[/note]] The name of the achievement? "Just Getting Started."


** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' seems to play it straight, until the OmegaEnding ([[BadExportForYou only in the Japanese version]]) reveals that [[spoiler:Nemo was an AI and the entire conflict was just a simulation to create a pilot that could beat Abyssal Dision. This was true in almost all cases, though the outcome of the war itself never really changes]]. Japanese fans of the series were not happy about this, which is likely why later games play it straight. TropesAreNotBad.

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** ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' seems to play it straight, until the OmegaEnding ([[BadExportForYou only in the Japanese version]]) reveals that [[spoiler:Nemo was an AI and the entire conflict was just a simulation to create a pilot that could beat Abyssal Dision. This was true in almost all cases, though the outcome of the war itself never really changes]]. Japanese fans of the series were not happy about this, which is likely why later games play it straight. TropesAreNotBad.Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad.

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** It also drastically escalates between games. In the first game, the Security Officer is definitely a tough nut to crack, but is mostly limited to surgical strikes. In the second game, his arrival is considered a turning point in the war against the Pfhor on Lh'owon, and he basically does most of the heavy work on his own. The third game, however, makes both of the prior games look like an opening act in comparison. Seriously, ''Infinity'' can basically be called ''Security Officer VS [[MookHorrorShow Everyone Else]]''

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* Once everything's been said and done, [[HunterOfMonsters the Hunter]] from ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'' will have put down thousands of TorchesAndPitchforks-wielding mobs and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Beasts]], a handful of [[AnimalisticAbomination Cleric Beasts]], hundreds of monstrosities from the nightmare realms, half a dozen [[EldritchAbomination Great Ones]] as well as dozens of [[{{Precursors}} Pthumerians]] and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind hostile Hunters]] -- each one of them a OneManArmy in their own right -- including The First Hunter himself, his prize student and a [[HumanoidAbomination Great One/Hunter Hybrid.]]


* ''Far Cry'':
** Jason Brody in ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. In a bit of a subversion, even with all the health upgrades and body armor, he's still extremely vulnerable, so he achieves victory through trickery, deception, and tactics. Deconstructed [[spoiler: his ability to inflict death drives him closer to insanity.]]

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* Every ''Far Cry'':
Cry'' protagonist:
** Whichever mercenary you pick to play as in ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' will be this, as you're required to slaughter your way through two feuding armies in a fictional {{Bulungi}}. The enemies are a lot dumber and more fragile than in the other ''Far Cry'' games, too, and have no EliteMook variants.
** Jason Brody in ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. In a bit of a subversion, even Even with all the health upgrades and body armor, he's still extremely vulnerable, so he achieves victory through trickery, deception, and tactics. It works, with him killing off literally hundreds of pirates and privateers. Deconstructed because [[spoiler: his ability to inflict death drives him closer to insanity.]]


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** The Deputy of ''VideoGame/FarCry5'' probably kills [[ArtifactMook the entire population of Eden's Gate]] twice over.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' brings us the usual lord-who-can-kill-anything characters in the form of [[LightningBruiser Edelgard]], [[SuperStrength Dimitri]], and [[DragonRider Claude]], but the character who most easily embodies this trope in-story is the [[BlackKnight Death Knight]]. For all but the last encounter with him, the victory conditions on the maps are "defeat this guy" or "defeat ''everything except this guy''." Sells the challenge, even before you actually check [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his stats and see that he lives up to the hype]].
*** Out of the three lords, Dimitri is the one with the in-story reputation to match his statline. He combines SuperStrength and BloodKnight tendencies even before the second act begins. [[spoiler:At that point, he suffers a severe TraumaCongaLine that includes betrayal, being framed for his uncle's murder, and the (presumed) death of his loyal retainer, hits his tipping point, and is forced into exile for five years. During this timeskip, he repeatedly ventures into Imperial territory to slaughter entire battalions on his lonesome.]]


* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the nameless main character is "too tough for Hell to contain", having slaughtered the entire army of Hell, including an ultra-tough Cyberdemon and a Spider Mastermind. (Of course, the ending sequence reveals that part of his motivation in the fourth episode was vengeance for the death of his pet bunny, so perhaps the experience in the preceding three episodes ''had'' unhinged him somewhat...)
** ''Doom 2'' takes this further, with the main character out-and-out ''destroying'' Hell on his second tour. (Granted, via the [[LoadBearingBoss death throes]] of the FinalBoss).
** ''VideoGame/Doom3'' downplays the "anything special about him", though; furthermore as a HeroicMime, his psychological state remains unclear, although in the ExpansionPack you play a different character. Who, er, doesn't even blink when the entire rest of his squad gets annihilated by an artifact which he then carries for the rest of the game...
** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' the Doomguy was such a badass that the legions of hell had to seal him up just to stop his rampage, since he proved himself to be a one man army capable of killing even the strongest demons hell could throw at him. And at the beginning of the game, he wakes up and goes right back to rampaging through hell.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', the nameless main character is "too tough for Hell to contain", having slaughtered the entire army of Hell, including an ultra-tough Cyberdemon and a Spider Mastermind. (Of course, the ending sequence reveals that part of his motivation in the fourth episode was vengeance for the death of his pet bunny, so perhaps the experience in the preceding three episodes ''had'' unhinged ''did'' unhinge him somewhat...)
** ''Doom 2'' takes this further, with the main character out-and-out ''destroying'' Hell on his second tour. (Granted, via the [[LoadBearingBoss death throes]] of the FinalBoss).
FinalBoss.)
** ''VideoGame/Doom3'' ''VideoGame/Doom3'''s reimagined version of the character downplays the "anything special about him", though; furthermore him" angle, in favor of making him a more straightforward BadassNormal ''a la'', say, [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]]; furthermore, as a HeroicMime, his psychological state remains unclear, although in the ExpansionPack you play a different character. character. ...Who, er, doesn't even blink when the entire rest of his squad gets annihilated by an a demonic artifact which that he then carries proceeds to carry around for the rest of the game...
game without skipping a beat...
** In ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' ''VideoGame/Doom2016'', the Doomguy was such a badass that (canonically rechristened "[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Doom Slayer]]") is established as having spent untold eons carving his way through the legions of hell Hell with such ferocity (blessed as he was with terrifying power and speed [[GoodFortuneFromGod by a company of seraphim]]) that they had to seal him up just to stop his rampage, since he proved him having proven himself to be a one man army capable of killing triumphing against even archdemons the strongest demons hell could throw at him. size of [[kaiju]] singlehandedly. And at the beginning of the game, [[SealedBadassInACan he wakes up is freed from his prison]], [[EstablishingCharacterMoment smashes a demon's head literally within ten seconds of waking]], and goes right straight back to rampaging through hell.Hell.
*** Tellingly, the first time you encounter an Imp, the reason it screeches before attacking isn't out of rage or bloodlust, but [[OhCrap sheer panic]]; much is subtly made during the animation work that accompanies the game's Glory Kills (wherein the Doom Slayer finishes off weakened demons by literally ripping them to pieces with his bare hands) that every demon killed in this way spends their final moments [[MookHorrorShow consumed with sheer terror]].


** By late-game, Altaïr of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is ''literally'' hacking and slashing his way through entire ''armies'' of Saracen and Crusader troops.
*** He may be a mortal man, but he surpasses {{Determinator}} status at the speed of light and lands squarely into ImplacableMan territory.

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** By late-game, Altaïr of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'' is ''literally'' hacking and slashing his way through entire ''armies'' of Saracen and Crusader troops.
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troops. He may be a mortal man, but he surpasses {{Determinator}} status at the speed of light and lands squarely into ImplacableMan territory.



*** Averted with the player character of ''Burial At Sea'', who's weak in a stand-up fight and probably won't end up killing more than a couple dozen enemies at most. Stealth is heavily encouraged in this DLC as a single enemy can cut you down if you're not careful.



** [[ColdSniper Pathfinders]] in ''Generals''. A single Pathfinder basically creates a no-go zone for all infantry short of a heavy ZergRush. A ''squad'' of Pathfinders can literally kill hundreds of foot soldiers in under a minute. [[CripplingOverspecialization Though they can't do anything against vehicles.]]



** The Ashen One not only kills all of the above plus some new foes, but tops all who came before by defeating [[spoiler:the Soul of Cinder, the physical manifestation of everyone who linked the First Flame- including the lord of sunlight ''and'' the previous player characters.]]

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** The Ashen One not only kills all of the above plus some new foes, but tops all who came before by defeating [[spoiler:the Soul of Cinder, the physical manifestation of everyone who linked the First Flame- including the lord Lord of sunlight Sunlight ''and'' the previous player characters.]]


** From the backstory, the Snow Prince, the greatest warrior of the Falmer (Snow Elves) who lived on Solsteim during the during the war against Ysgramor and his 500 companions. During the Battle of Moesring, the final battle between the Snow Elves and the Atmorans under Ysgramor, he pretty much carried the Snow Elves through the battle, cutting through the Atmorans like a a scythe through grass. And then a mourning 12-year-old Nord girl threw her slain mother's sword at him. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Sure enough, it hit the intended mark perfectly]].

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** From the backstory, the Snow Prince, the greatest warrior of the Falmer (Snow Elves) who lived on Solsteim during the during the war against Ysgramor and his 500 companions. During the Battle of Moesring, the final battle between the Snow Elves and the Atmorans under Ysgramor, he pretty much carried the Snow Elves through the battle, [[HeroKiller cutting through the legendary Atmorans like a a scythe through grass. grass]]. And then a mourning 12-year-old Nord girl Atmoran squire threw her slain mother's sword at him. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks Sure enough, it hit the intended mark perfectly]].perfectly]], and the great warrior prince of the elves fell dead in the snow. After the remaining Atmorans carried the day, instead of burning his body along with the other slain elves as per their custom, [[WorthyOpponent they constructed a vast tomb for him and buried him with honour, even posting some of their warriors to guard it from robbers]].



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, the fabled Snow Prince, lord of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]]. During the Battle of the Moesring, the LastStand of the Falmer race against [[BadassArmy Ysgramor's Five-Hundred Companions]], he alone slew a great many of Atmora's greatest heroes and nearly turned the tide of the battle. However an Atmoran squire, [[ChildSoldiers a mere girl twelve winters old]], hurled her slain mother's sword at him in rage; the Snow Prince fell dead in the snow with the blade lodged in his chest. After the remaining Atmorans carried the day, instead of burning his body along with the other slain elves as per their custom, [[WorthyOpponent they constructed a vast tomb for him and buried him with honour, even posting warriors to guard it from robbers]].


* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, the fabled Snow Prince, lord of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]]. During the Battle of the Moesring, the LastStand of the Falmer race against [[BadassArmy Ysgramor's Companions]], he alone slew a great many of Atmora's greatest heroes and nearly turned the tide of the battle. However an Atmoran squire, [[ChildSoldiers a mere girl twelve winters old]], hurled her slain mother's sword at him in rage; the Snow Prince fell dead in the snow with the blade lodged in his chest. After the remaining Atmorans carried the day, instead of burning his body along with the other slain elves as per their custom, [[WorthyOpponent they constructed a vast tomb for him and buried him with honour, even posting warriors to guard it from robbers]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, the fabled Snow Prince, lord of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]]. During the Battle of the Moesring, the LastStand of the Falmer race against [[BadassArmy Ysgramor's Five-Hundred Companions]], he alone slew a great many of Atmora's greatest heroes and nearly turned the tide of the battle. However an Atmoran squire, [[ChildSoldiers a mere girl twelve winters old]], hurled her slain mother's sword at him in rage; the Snow Prince fell dead in the snow with the blade lodged in his chest. After the remaining Atmorans carried the day, instead of burning his body along with the other slain elves as per their custom, [[WorthyOpponent they constructed a vast tomb for him and buried him with honour, even posting warriors to guard it from robbers]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' backstory, the fabled Snow Prince, lord of the [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer]]. During the Battle of the Moesring, the LastStand of the Falmer race against [[BadassArmy Ysgramor's Companions]], he alone slew a great many of Atmora's greatest heroes and nearly turned the tide of the battle. However an Atmoran squire, [[ChildSoldiers a mere girl twelve winters old]], hurled her slain mother's sword at him in rage; the Snow Prince fell dead in the snow with the blade lodged in his chest. After the remaining Atmorans carried the day, instead of burning his body along with the other slain elves as per their custom, [[WorthyOpponent they constructed a vast tomb for him and buried him with honour, even posting warriors to guard it from robbers]].


* Whichever of the three mercs you play as in ''{{Mercenaries}}: Playground of Destruction'' automatically qualifies, but plot-wise Mattias meets the description best.

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* Whichever of the three mercs you play as in ''{{Mercenaries}}: ''VideoGame/{{Mercenaries}}: Playground of Destruction'' automatically qualifies, but plot-wise Mattias meets the description best.

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