Disposable Hero

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    Specifically in party based titles, a party leader that can fall in combat without causing a game over.

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    Disposable Hero last edited by LordCluntFluck on 12/24/18 06:22AM View full history


    The disposable hero is a gameplay convention where maintaining the main character's health is not a requirement to win a fight. This is in contrast to titles in which the game ends if the protagonist is defeated.

    A disposable hero is of strategic significance in that it eliminates the necessity to keep the party leader alive at all costs.


    The Warden (Dragon Age)

    Rolf Landale (Phantasy Star II)

    Marche (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)

    L'arc (Arc Rise Fantasia)


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