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** Marcy suffers a PlotlineDeath in a setting with a strong tradition for DueToTheDead. Stripping her of her gear before burying her would be seen as highly disrespectful.

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** The party is suddenly forced to abandon Marcy behind enemy lines, leaving them no time to reclaim her gear.


* '''Straight''': CuteWitch [[PlayingWithFire Marcy]]'s a bit of a GlassCannon, so the player upgrades her armor... right before she abruptly leaves the party for a while.

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* '''Straight''': CuteWitch [[PlayingWithFire Marcy]]'s a bit of a GlassCannon, so the player upgrades her armor... right before she abruptly leaves the party for a while.while, causing the player to lose access to the armor they put on her.


** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHeelTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely, or allowing her to use the said gears against them.

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** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHeelTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely, or allowing her to use the said gears against them.


** Filling Marcy's inventory to the brim with powerful artifacts. She will return later with them enchanted into being the best gear in the game.

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** Filling When Marcy returns to the party later, she'll have new equipment that's better than what she had when she left.
** If you fill
Marcy's inventory to the brim with powerful artifacts. She artifacts, she will return later with them enchanted into being the best gear in the game.


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** Marcy would have rejoined with new and better equipment regardless of if she was fully geared up or if you had just stripped her bare before she left, so whatever she had on when she left is well and truly gone.


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** Anyone who leaves the party is never gone for long, and they still have the same equipment they did before when they return.


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** Alternatively, BagOfSharing is in play, so it's a trivial matter to just re-equip Marcy with the same gear you took off of her before, provided you didn't jump the gun and sell it already.


** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHeelTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely.

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** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHeelTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely.severely, or allowing her to use the said gears against them.


** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHealTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely.

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** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHealTurn, FaceHeelTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely.


** Marcy is either TheMole or she's planning to pull a FaceHealTurn, and taking away the gears from the party can weaken them severely.



* '''Exploited''': Dirk takes advantage of Marcy's departure to get rid of VendorTrash gear that's clogging the party's inventory.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Dirk takes advantage of Marcy's departure to get rid of VendorTrash gear that's clogging the party's inventory.inventory.
** Knowing that Marcy is going to pull a FaceHeelTurn, Dirk promptly takes away all of Marcy's gears and delivers a CurbStompBattle in the subsequent fight.


* '''Defied''': Dirk refuses to let anyone leave, because it's too dangerous to travel through TheEmpire alone.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Dirk refuses to let anyone leave, because it's too dangerous to travel through TheEmpire alone.

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** Marcy decides that the party needs her gear more than she will and leaves it all in a chest at the party camp before she goes.


* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Dirk takes advantage of Marcy's departure to get rid of VendorTrash gear that's clogging the party's inventory.


* '''Subverted''': When Marcy leaves, she also leaves behind a package for the rest of the party to open.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...But instead of holding her gear, it's got a PlotCoupon and a thank you note: "[[TitleDrop So long... And thanks for the great gear!]]"

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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When Marcy leaves, she also leaves behind a package for the rest of the party to open.
** Filling Marcy's inventory to the brim with powerful artifacts. She will return later with them enchanted into being the best gear in the game.
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But instead of holding her gear, it's got a PlotCoupon and a thank you note: "[[TitleDrop So long... And thanks for the great gear!]]"gear!]]"
** However it merely amounts to BraggingRightsReward. You'll miss using it when they would be most needed against every boss but the final one - who even without the enchanted equipment is easier than fighting the prior bosses without the artifacts.


* '''Played For Laughs''': When Marcy gets ready to leave, Dirk stops her and says, "one moment" right before the screen blacks out. The screen opens to a scene empty but for a naked Marcy who wakes up to find a note beside her saying, "SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear".

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* '''Played For Laughs''': When Marcy gets ready to leave, Dirk stops her and says, "one moment" right before the screen blacks out. The screen opens to a scene empty [[InvertedTrope but for a naked Marcy who wakes up to find a note beside her saying, saying,]] "SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear".


** Alternately (or perhaps also), the game has a RotatingPOV, and may temporarily put you in charge of Marcy at any point after she's left the party proper. If you left her gear on, the next part will be a cakewalk. Otherwise, you've [[DeathByGenreSavvy just crippled yourself, big-time]].

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** Alternately (or perhaps also), the game has a RotatingPOV, SwitchingPOV, and may temporarily put you in charge of Marcy at any point after she's left the party proper. If you left her gear on, the next part will be a cakewalk. Otherwise, you've [[DeathByGenreSavvy just crippled yourself, big-time]].

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