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The form a character takes when they have undergone a fundamental physical or psychological change. This is usually the result of training, magic, or a specific event.
Backtracking is the act of navigating through previously explored areas, usually for the purpose of progressing in an objective-based adventure game. Players who are lost may also backtrack to reorient themselves.
A character who is destined to save or destroy the world. Often seen in RPGs.
Typically found in fighting games, combos are a series of strung-together moves.
Finishing moves are typically moves that end a fight in a traditional fighting game.
Flashbacks take a player into a flashback sequence. Often playable, but not always.
"Hand to hand. It is the basis of all combat." -Gray Fox
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
The single most important thing in the world, love is a powerful story telling element that can connect characters or drive a story. There are many video game characters who have fallen in love with someone or something.
The concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods, breaking the fundamental laws of science.
Games that feature an antagonist--someone who opposes the game's protagonist--that is a man.
This concept is for games in which at least one of the main characters is male.
Martial arts are a popular set of skills that many video game characters possess. Martial arts are the cornerstone of any fighting game, and have influenced many platforming and adventure games.
This page is about the concept of Multiple Personalities, also known as Split Personalities. This is the concept of a single physical body being host to many separate identities. Isn't that right, Zach?
A narrative that takes an unexpected turn. Commonly, plot twists come in the form of revealing that the player character is not actually who they thought.
The concept of reviving somebody who is dead or down.
Gameplay type emphasizing deliberately paced tactical battle where each side politely takes turns moving and attacking one another through varied forms of combat.
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