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* In the Wii version of ''VideoGame/PunchOut'', one of [[{{Jobber}} Glass Joe's]] challenges is to ''let him win''. It's actually harder than it sounds, since the win has to be by Decision after knocking him down three times.


* Waver Velvet of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord El-Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written midquel series, the ''Lord El-Melloi II Case Files''. He gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.

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* Waver Velvet of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord El-Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written midquel series, the ''Lord El-Melloi II Case Files''.''LightNovel/LordElMelloiIICaseFiles''. He gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.

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* Nick in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is usually either berated by his fellow survivors for his {{Jerkass}} attitude or is teased for his disgust (or possibly fear) of germs and anything unclean. In one of the possible openings to the Swamp Fever campaign, Coach may actually praise and compliment Nick for his quick action in shooting the then turned helicopter pilot, despite the event causing the helicopter to crash.
-->'''Coach''': "That was some crazy shit, the pilot becoming a zombie right before our eyes. Nice shooting, Nick."
-->'''Nick''': "No problem, big guy, sorry about the landing."

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has an example of this for not simply a character, but a ''player class'', TheEngineer. [[SquishyWizard Squishy]] like the [[MindOverMatter Adept]] without the versatility (and fun), it was only really effective against [[MechaMooks machines]] otherwise Shepard had to hide behind more sturdy squadmates like [[MagicKnight Wrex]] and [[ActionGirl Ashley]] in the first game and considering OldSaveBonus meant it was the least popular class players would use throughout the trilogy, polling at ''[[EpicFail 8%]]'' on the Bioware forum. While the second game made the class [[TookALevelInBadass take a few levels in badass]] to not be so pathetic, the bone came in the third game's DLC where ''only'' the Engineer class can TakeAThirdOption to solve a SadisticChoice and even snark at the BigBad about it.

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* ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'': After all Wally Franks has been through (according to his previous recordings), one tape in Chapter 5 reveals that he found a large, uneaten chocolate cake on a chair while cleaning up. While he's unsure why it was there in the first place, he gladly took it as a bonus.


** ''VideoGame/AgentsOfMayhem'' takes place in the AlternateTimeline created by ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'''s CosmicRetcon ending. In this timeline, the Saints do not exist and therefore the man/woman who would become the Boss never got involved in crime. Instead, Pierce is known as "Kingpin", and is the equivalent of both the Boss ''and'' Benjamin King. After succeeding King as leader of the Vice Kings, Pierce united the Vice Kings, Westside Rollers, and Los Carnales under one banner through peaceful negotiations.

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** ''VideoGame/AgentsOfMayhem'' takes place in the AlternateTimeline created by ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'''s CosmicRetcon ending. In this timeline, the Saints do not exist and therefore the man/woman who would become the Boss never got involved in crime. Instead, Pierce is known as "Kingpin", and is the equivalent of both the Boss ''and'' Benjamin King. After succeeding King as leader of the Vice Kings, Pierce united the Vice Kings, Westside Rollers, and Los Carnales under one banner through peaceful negotiations.by [[BribingYourWayToVictory offering them a shitload of money if they agreed to his terms]].


* Luigi of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', Nintendo's poster boy for ButtMonkey, got thrown a bone by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. He ends up as one of the four characters who save the rest of the heroes of the overworld. Granted, it's after a scene where he's scared of [[TheGoomba Waddle Dees]] and gets sneak-attacked by Dedede, but the clumsy little plumber helps Dedede save ''everyone''.
** There's also ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', where Luigi finally takes a starring role, and saves ''Mario'', despite being scared out of his wits (this is technically the second time this had happened, but nobody counts ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'').
** And now Nintendo has announced that 2013 will be "Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi".
** In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'', [[spoiler: Bowser saves the Mushroom Kingdom from the Dark Star and Fawful, only to end up getting beat up by the Mario Brothers once again after challenging them. After the credits, while he's recovering from the injuries, he gets a present from Peach and the Mario Bros. It's a ''Mario 64''-like cake with his face.]]
* After spending years [[SatelliteCharacter as an extra]] and [[TheUnfavorite generally ignored and left out]] in favor of characters like Rosalina, longtime Mario series [[MemeticLoser loser]] ''Princess Daisy'' got the ''biggest'' bone tossed her way: [[spoiler: She is a ''playable character'' in the latest Super Smash Bros game, ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''.]]

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* Luigi of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** Luigi,
Nintendo's poster boy for ButtMonkey, got thrown a bone by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. He ends up as one of the four characters who save the rest of the heroes of the overworld. Granted, it's after a scene where he's scared of [[TheGoomba Waddle Dees]] and gets sneak-attacked by Dedede, but the clumsy little plumber helps Dedede save ''everyone''.
** *** There's also ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', where Luigi finally takes a starring role, and saves ''Mario'', despite being scared out of his wits (this is technically the second time this had happened, but nobody counts ''VideoGame/MarioIsMissing'').
** *** And now Nintendo has announced that 2013 will be "Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi".
** *** In ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'', [[spoiler: Bowser saves the Mushroom Kingdom from the Dark Star and Fawful, only to end up getting beat up by the Mario Brothers once again after challenging them. After the credits, while he's recovering from the injuries, he gets a present from Peach and the Mario Bros. It's a ''Mario 64''-like cake with his face.]]
* ** After spending years [[SatelliteCharacter as an extra]] and [[TheUnfavorite generally ignored and left out]] in favor of characters like Rosalina, longtime Mario series [[MemeticLoser loser]] ''Princess Daisy'' got the ''biggest'' bone tossed her way: [[spoiler: She is a ''playable character'' in the latest Super Smash Bros game, ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''.]]

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* After spending years [[SatelliteCharacter as an extra]] and [[TheUnfavorite generally ignored and left out]] in favor of characters like Rosalina, longtime Mario series [[MemeticLoser loser]] ''Princess Daisy'' got the ''biggest'' bone tossed her way: [[spoiler: She is a ''playable character'' in the latest Super Smash Bros game, ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]''.]]


** And now Nintendo has announced that 2013 will be "TheYearOfLuigi".

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** And now Nintendo has announced that 2013 will be "TheYearOfLuigi"."Advertising/TheYearOfLuigi".



** If Kellam and Frederick are deployed in the Summer Scramble DLC, not only Fred finds Kellam immediately, but he praises the guy highly for his hard work.

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** If Kellam and Frederick are deployed in the Summer Scramble DLC, not only Fred finds Kellam immediately, but he praises the guy highly for his hard work.work.
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** In the game itself, some of his potential girlfriends can spot him easily, like Panne and Nowi (implied to be because neither girl is fully human, so their SuperSenses make it easier).
** If he has a child s/he will see him with no troubles, whether in the proper game or in the DLC dialogues (i.e., a Kellam!Kjelle from The Future Past notices him almost immediately, tells him how strong and brave he was in her Bad Future, and tells him that she's immensely proud of being his child).

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** In the game itself, some of his potential girlfriends can spot him easily, like Panne and Nowi (implied [[note]](implied to be because neither girl is fully human, so their SuperSenses make it easier).
easier).[[/note]]
** If he has a child s/he will see him with no troubles, whether in the proper game or in the DLC dialogues (i.e., a Kellam!Kjelle from The Future Past notices him almost immediately, tells him how strong and brave he was in her Bad Future, and tells him that she's immensely proud of being his child).
** If Kellam and Frederick are deployed in the Summer Scramble DLC, not only Fred finds Kellam immediately, but he praises the guy highly for his hard work.


* Waver Velvet of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord El-Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written midquel series, the ''Lord El-Melloi II Case Files''. He gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.

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* Waver Velvet of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord El-Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written midquel series, the ''Lord El-Melloi II Case Files''. He gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', nobody seems to notice [[TheNondescript Kel]][[GentleGiant lam]]. But this RunningGag ends up subverted a few times:
** In the game itself, some of his potential girlfriends can spot him easily, like Panne and Nowi (implied to be because neither girl is fully human, so their SuperSenses make it easier).
** If he has a child s/he will see him with no troubles, whether in the proper game or in the DLC dialogues (i.e., a Kellam!Kjelle from The Future Past notices him almost immediately, tells him how strong and brave he was in her Bad Future, and tells him that she's immensely proud of being his child).


* Johnny Sasaki of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' finally gets some luck in ''Guns of the Patriots''. [[spoiler: He gets cured of his bowel problems, stars in his own CrowningMomentOfAwesome, and then marries his commanding officer/long-time crush Meryl in the ending of the game.]]
* After all the abuse he suffers through in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', Almaz ends up getting what he wants. [[spoiler:He marries Sapphire in the post credits epilogue of the normal ending.]]

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* Johnny Sasaki of ''Franchise/MetalGear'' finally gets some luck in ''Guns ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Guns of the Patriots''. Patriots]]''. [[spoiler: He gets cured of his bowel problems, stars in his own CrowningMomentOfAwesome, SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, and then marries his commanding officer/long-time crush Meryl in the ending of the game.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}''
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After all the abuse he suffers through in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', Almaz ends up getting what he wants. [[spoiler:He marries Sapphire in the post credits epilogue of the normal ending.]]



* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], Nintendo's poster boy for ButtMonkey, got thrown a bone by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''. He ends up as one of the four characters who save the rest of the heroes of the overworld. Granted, it's after a scene where he's scared of [[TheGoomba Waddle Dees]] and gets sneak-attacked by Dedede, but the clumsy little plumber helps Dedede save ''everyone''.

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** In the sequel to ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'', RecurringExtra Asagi finally gets a starring role in the extra content of the game. It's called Asagi Wars, where her main opponents are- of course -alternate versions of herself.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Luigi]], Luigi of ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', Nintendo's poster boy for ButtMonkey, got thrown a bone by ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''. He ends up as one of the four characters who save the rest of the heroes of the overworld. Granted, it's after a scene where he's scared of [[TheGoomba Waddle Dees]] and gets sneak-attacked by Dedede, but the clumsy little plumber helps Dedede save ''everyone''.



* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', [[TheWoobie Noel Vermillion]] has nothing but sad endings. Except that one ending involving her getting enchanted with Litchi Faye Ling's cute panda hairpin and pins on it happily. It's the closest thing to 'happy ending' she can get. The true endings also improve things for her somewhat (although the second game is still somewhat bittersweet despite the fact that she's [[spoiler: been convinced she's a person despite her ArtificialHuman status and never having been in the timeline before and hanging around with her best friend]] since [[spoiler: her other best friend has undergone a HeelFaceTurn and wants to kill her.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''
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[[TheWoobie Noel Vermillion]] has nothing but sad endings. Except that one ending involving her getting enchanted with Litchi Faye Ling's cute panda hairpin and pins on it happily. It's the closest thing to 'happy ending' she can get. The true endings also improve things for her somewhat (although the second game is still somewhat bittersweet despite the fact that she's [[spoiler: been convinced she's a person despite her ArtificialHuman status and never having been in the timeline before and hanging around with her best friend]] since [[spoiler: her other best friend has undergone a HeelFaceTurn and wants to kill her.]]



* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'', RecurringExtra Asagi finally gets a starring role in the extra content of the game. It's called Asagi Wars, where her main opponents are- of course -alternate versions of herself.
* A ''very'' minor (but memorable) character gets one in the Pokémon franchise. In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', there is a seasonal FerrisWheelDateMoment with a Hiker-class Trainer if the PlayerCharacter is male that involves some very [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar suggestive]] dialogue -- but since it's ''Pokémon'', the man is middle-aged, and the main character is a ''teenage boy'', nothing comes of it. ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' are direct sequels that take place two years later, and if the PlayerCharacter is female, she can meet with the Hiker in the same place, where he'll mourn a lost love. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', a worker will mention offhand that he has a Hiker friend who loves Ferris wheels, and that the man finally found love.

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* In the sequel to ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'', RecurringExtra Asagi finally gets a starring role in the extra content of the game. It's called Asagi Wars, where her main opponents are- of course -alternate versions of herself.
* A ''very'' minor (but memorable) character gets one in the Pokémon franchise.
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In ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', there is a seasonal FerrisWheelDateMoment with a Hiker-class Trainer if the PlayerCharacter is male that involves some very [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar suggestive]] dialogue -- but since it's ''Pokémon'', the man is middle-aged, and the main character is a ''teenage boy'', nothing comes of it. ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' are direct sequels that take place two years later, and if the PlayerCharacter is female, she can meet with the Hiker in the same place, where he'll mourn a lost love. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', a worker will mention offhand that he has a Hiker friend who loves Ferris wheels, and that the man finally found love.



* Three endings in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' have this to [[YankTheDogsChain Scorpion]], [[ShootTheShaggyDog Takeda]], and [[KickTheDog Kitana]].
** In [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos']] ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' ending [[spoiler:he is personally thanked by Raiden, the only god to not stab him in the back or treat him like a tool]].

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* ''Franchise/MortalKombat''
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Three endings in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' have this to [[YankTheDogsChain Scorpion]], [[ShootTheShaggyDog Takeda]], and [[KickTheDog Kitana]].
** In [[VideoGame/GodOfWar [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos']] ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'' ending [[spoiler:he is personally thanked by Raiden, the only god to not stab him in the back or treat him like a tool]].


* Waver Velvet of ''VisualNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War; but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written sequel series, the ''Lord Melloi II Case Files''. But he gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.

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* Waver Velvet of ''VisualNovel/FateZero'' ''LightNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord Melloi El-Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War; War but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written sequel midquel series, the ''Lord Melloi El-Melloi II Case Files''. But he He gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.


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----* Waver Velvet of ''VisualNovel/FateZero'' became "Lord Melloi II" after the Fourth Holy Grail War; but all he ever wanted was to be with his [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat King]] again. It's stated to be a TragicDream in the written sequel series, the ''Lord Melloi II Case Files''. But he gets his wish by becoming a [[{{mon}} Servant]] in ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder''.

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* Pierce Washington of the ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series usually plays ButtMonkey to the other Saints, with the Boss constantly disregarding his [[ComplexityAddiction overly complex plans]] in favour of the much quicker (and much more fun) method of just barging in and shooting everybody between him/her and his/her objective. In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', his loyalty mission involves the Boss actually letting him do one of his plans for once.
** ''VideoGame/AgentsOfMayhem'' takes place in the AlternateTimeline created by ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'''s CosmicRetcon ending. In this timeline, the Saints do not exist and therefore the man/woman who would become the Boss never got involved in crime. Instead, Pierce is known as "Kingpin", and is the equivalent of both the Boss ''and'' Benjamin King. After succeeding King as leader of the Vice Kings, Pierce united the Vice Kings, Westside Rollers, and Los Carnales under one banner through peaceful negotiations.

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