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I think that the "Non-Video Game Examples" ought to be done away with.
This is a Video Game trope. Non-Video Game Examples should be under Tearjerker.
I think it should be limited to in-universe examples.
What is the difference between this trope and Tear Jerker ?
Because judging by the description and most examples, this trope is just Tear Jerker, but in videogames. Or am I missing something?
The folders don't work.
There are a LOT of examples in pretty much every category of video game on this page. Perhaps they should be moved to separate subpages to keep this page from becoming too cluttered.
"UNMARKED SPOILERS are below."
Yeah, FINALLY they are. Seriously, if the trope description says that the spoilers would be unmarked, DO NOT MARK THE SPOILERS!
It took me over an hour to remove all the spoiler tags. It's ridiculous how many people refuse to follow the trope description.
You know, in Final Fantasy 4...
"Only one of them actually stays dead, despite the obvious absurdity of anyone surviving any of the above scenarios."
This is actually an inversion of Gameplay and Story Segregation, since all the characters that "die" and then come back are healed by the same mechanics that heal the party when they are "killed" in battle; most of the "dead" heroes heal by resting in bed for periods of time.
It's not about them recovering, it's about them surviving in the first place. Cid, for instance, explodes. He's got a bomb in his hand, it goes off in his hand, and it's strong enough to level a mountain.
Hey, we should organize the video game entries in folders. Also, as a question, is there an other media equivalent?
Can someone tell me how to put correct folders? I'm trying every single markup loophole I can think of and it still won't work. I just decided that this page is a little too big.
How is this not a subjective trope?
Ostensibly because it can be broken down into more or less objective criteria:
1. Sidekick/supporting character intended to be sympathetic
2. Said character is killed/injured to motivate player
Whether or not those two points succeed is, indeed, subjective, but the invocation and use of the trope isn't dependent on the audience's interpretation as much as the authorial intent.
Well I was going to put down the Dalish Elf origin in Dragon Age but someone beat me to it. As a female gamer with a female character... I cried. A lot. As in I had to set down my controller and tell my guy I loved him kind of crying. Worst player punch I've ever had.
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