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Ganondorf

NINTENDO

1998

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Ganondorf is known as the leader of the Gerudo, King of Thieves, and the human incarnation of what was to become Ganon from the early Zelda titles. He desires above all the Triforce, the sacred object of legend, to rule over the land of Hyrule. His Triforce alignment is that of power, leaving the Triforce of Wisdom and Courage to Princess Zelda and hero Link respectively.

Though given his muscle bound appearance, Ganondorf’s main power lies in his magical skills. His main attack lies in shooting balls of magic from his hand that Link must deflect with his sword. Though he appears with a sword originally, it was not used until the spin off Super Smash Bros Melee and GameCube sequel The Wind Waker.

The King of Evil’s backstory was originally delved into with the 1998 title Ocarina of Time, the first Zelda title chronologically. Arriving from the desert in the west of Hyrule, he proposed an alliance between the Gerudo race and the Hylian King. A young Zelda and Link realized his intentions were not what they seemed to be, proceeding to collect the three spiritual stones to open the path to the Triforce. However, once Link was sealed in the Sacred Realm to become the Hero of Legend, Ganondorf claimed the Triforce for himself and proceded to take over Hyrule.

Ganondorf’s appearance in The Wind Waker depicted an older man returned from the Sacred Realm many years later. His attacks are much more physical, and a different perspective on his character is told through the story.

Quote: "Pathetic little fool! Do you realize who you're dealing with? I am Ganondorf, and soon I will rule the world!"

Source:

Ganondorf Wikipedia Page

Super Smash Bros Melee Trophy Section

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Manual

Ganondorf Indie Zelda Bio

Games Ganondorf has appeared in:

NINTENDO 64

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

GAMECUBE

Super Smash Bros Melee (2001)

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)

November 6 edit- Removed the statement:

'The fiend was eventually defeated seven years later with the help of Link and the Sages, his form mutated by the corrupting power of the Triforce, becoming Ganon.'

It's my impression that Nintendo intended for people to know that Ganondorf is Ganon (Ocarina was a prequel), so that's not a spoiler. The above sentence gives away details of the ending though, hence its removal.

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I'm really interested in knowing what that thing in Dafydd's sig is. And another bio coming soon.

Seconded. I hope.

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Dr. Robotnik

Sega

1991

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Dr. Ivo Robotnik, known in Japan as Dr. Eggman, is the recurring antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games. A mad scientist with a talent for robotics, his malevolent plans classically involve turning Sonic's animal friends into robots, prompting the games' adventures.

In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, his operations expand to include his familiar quest for dominion of the world. He takes control of cities and industrial facilities and, again, captures animals for robotic slaves to build a doomsday machine called the Death Egg, which reappears several times later in the series. It is also in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 that he is first recorded as seeking the Chaos Emeralds: seven large gems of extraordinary power that are, together, a signature of the Sonic series. The race to keep the Emeralds' power from the Doctor's hands takes center stage in Sonic's adventures hereafter.

Dr. Robotnik's character and story are expanded upon piecemeal in more recent games. In Sonic Adventure 2 he is noted as having an I.Q. of 300. This game reveals that his grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik, was a brilliant scientist like him and designed the space colony "ARK," in addition to being involved in the development of Shadow the Hedgehog, the so-called ultimate life form. The Professor's granddaughter, Maria Robotnik, is also noted as Dr. Robotnik's cousin. In Sonic Heroes, he is described as "a romanticist, a feminist, and a self-proclaimed gentleman" but as also possessing a mania that often obscures this side of him.

Dr. Robotnik is the boss of most levels in the Sonic series. His position as Sonic's evil contender is defined by his megalomanic programs of world disaster and his undiluted delirium.

Some Primary Appearances:

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992)

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994)

Sonic & Knuckles (1994)

Sonic CD (1993)

Knuckles' Chaotix (1995)

Sonic 3D Blast (1996)

Sonic Adventure (1999)

Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)

Sonic Heroes (2004)

Sources:

Gamemanuals.net

-Sonic the Hedgehog manual

-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 manual

-Sonic Adventure 2 manual

-Sonic Heroes manual

Wikipedia's Dr. Robotnik page

Other Links:

Sonic Central (Sega's official Sonic site)

The Green Hill Zone Sonic Encyclopedia's Dr. Eggman article

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I'm really interested in knowing what that thing in Dafydd's sig is. And another bio coming soon.

Seconded. I hope.

It's Bonus-Kun from Waku Waku 7. I've never played the game, so that's all I can tell you.

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It's amazing what you'll find once you know some words...which brings up an important point: DJP should know what all of these things are called, since he put them on the site. Can we ask him to add names to the image list?

Bonus kun

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Sunsoft

1995

Bonus kun was the mere punching bag of Rouwe, the final boss of the arcade fighting game Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors. However, he came to life, and Rouwe trained him in the basic skills of fighting.

He is apparently a parody of Ryu, of Street Fighter fame, in both his red headband and his techniques of fighting.

In Galaxy Fight, Bonus kun is only played by the computer, but in Waku Waku 7 he is available to the player. In both games, his lack of limbs prohibit him from dodging attacks or throwing his opponents, leaving him little more than headbutts (and kicks of some nature) at his disposal. However, in the latter game, his special techniques are powerful enough to make up for these farcical inabilities.

Appearances:

Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (1995)

Waku Waku 7 (1996)

Sources:

The Gameroom Blitz

Gamefaqs.com

Kal aMari (thanks for the tip!)

Other Links:

Wikipedia's Waku Waku 7 page

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On the contrary. Changing my sig url in my profile is no biggie - finding someone to write bios on the mascots I put there, on the other hand, is. Thanks, Linearity - and to you, Kal aMari.

That said, however, don't feel like I want you to prioritize writing bios on the characters that are in my sig instead of writing bios on whatever character you want. They will all need to be written eventually. I'm just trying to lure more people into this realm of mine. :) And of course, I wouldn't put a character that's already been covered in my sig. Someone might get the wrong idea and write a new bio on a character that's already been covered, which would be a waste of time. :) When we have maybe 60% of the characters done, I'll put pictures of the uncovered characters into the first post so people can quickly tell which characters have no yet been covered. I'm too lazy to do that now though. I'm gonna write a lara croft bio soon, I think.

I think there's a link to all of the mascot names somewhere on the first few pages... but it might be dead now.

EDIT: The link is dead. :-/ Maybe I should change my horrible looking sig image into "We don't know who this is. Do you?" Or something.

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a) No problem.

B) I don't think there's a list. One would come in handy, since there are quite a few whom I have no idea who they are but look interesting (#101 in particular, I believe.)

c) I probably should write up Mog's bio, but I'm busy right now. Maybe later, maybe someone else if they want to.

d) Also, does anybody know who #101 is?

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Identify the ones you can, if you want, and post your list here. Identifying them all isn't really a hurry until we've written bios on the ones we already know.

Who's Mog? Is that the one in my sig?

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Ok guys, Kal aMari has identified nearly every single one of the mascots for us. I'm adding a link to the list on the first post (not posting the entire list, the post is too long already.) I've also edited the first post to be easier to navigate.

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Last final complete + don't want to pack = bio

I'm still on Disc 1 of Xenogears, so anybody who has anything important to add, speak up.

EDIT: I get this sense that Fei was already done, but he's not on the list...btw nice new sig, Dafydd.

Fei Fong Wong

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Square-Enix

1998

Fei is the main character of Xenogears, an amiable young man of 18 years. His home has been the small village Lahan since he was brought there one night, unconscious, by a silent, masked man. Upon waking up the next morning, Fei had lost his memory and started his life anew.

Fei is a practiced martial artist, and instructs Lahan children in his art. He is also a prolific painter and appears to have been taught his skills by a master. He is quiet but not shy, often expressing his thoughts and feelings but in a controlled, pragmatic tone.

Xenogears is, in part, the story of how Fei's shadowy past violently shapes his life. Although at the game's outset he seems unimportant to the great conflict that rages outside Lahan, he is revealed to be more and more bound to it in past, present, and future as the story progresses.

Over time, Fei is reluctantly transformed into an effective pilot of Weltall, a large engine of war shaped like a person (the likes of which are called "Gears" in the game). Weltall time and again is almost a part of Fei in how extensively it is tied to and influences his fate.

Appearances:

Xenogears 1998

Sources:

Gamemanuals.net

- Xenogears game manual

Wikipedia's Xenogears page

Other Links:

Xenogears: God and Mind

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Thank you very much, Linearity.

Also, my new sig is as awful as the last one, which I might revert to once all characters have been identified. :) It's more a desperate call for help than a sample of my artistic excellence. I'm not gonna sit down and play nfsu (or whatever game the car is from) again just to find out what car this is - there has to be some nfsu fanboy out there who knows instantly by just looking at the picture...

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Mario

Nintendo

1981

Mario is possibly the most widely-known video game character today. He is Nintendo's official mascot and is an icon of the modern era of video games.

Mario first appeared in 1981 as the protagonist of the arcade game Donkey Kong. Here he is a carpenter who must save his girlfriend from his escaped pet gorilla by making his way through a course of obstacles. In this game much of Mario's appearance as we know it today was defined; incidentally, technological limitations played a significant role in how he looked (such as his trademark hat eliminating a difficult task of animating hair).

In Mario's first console game, Super Mario Bros. for the NES (as well as in the arcade game Mario Bros.), his character changed, and he has remained for decades as he is in this milestone title. Mario is a plumber who, with his brother Luigi, must rescue Toadstool, the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, from captivity. She is held by Bowser, the king of an invading tribe of turtles called the Koopa. Princess Toadstool is the only person who can undo the Koopa's black magic that transformed the people of the Mushroom Kingdom into stones, bricks, and plants. To do this, Mario makes use of his facility with plumbing and pipes to adventure both above ground and below.

This game produced a long-running series of sequels in which Mario again and again must foil the Koopa and their malicious operations in ever-expanding ways. The Super Mario series has also branched repeatedly into multiple types of games, from racing to party games, from spectator sports to role-playing. Mario and his supporting characters have been featured in a myriad different places throughout over two decades of his history, and have had an indelible influence and presence in video gaming since the 1980s.

Mario appears here wearing a Wing Cap, a special hat he can find in Super Mario 64 that allows him to fly.

Some Primary Appearances:

Donkey Kong (1981)

Mario Bros. (1985)

Super Mario Bros. (1985)

Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)

Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)

Super Mario Land (1989)

Super Mario World (1990)

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)

Super Mario 64 (1996)

Super Mario Sunshine (2002)

Mario Paint (1992)

Super Mario Kart (1992)

Mario Kart 64 (1996)

Super Mario RPG

Sources:

Wikipedia's Mario page

Gamemanuals.net

- Super Mario Bros. manual

Other Links:

Super Mario Bros. Headquarters

IMDb's Super Mario Bros. (the movie) page

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Yeah. That one needs work not to end up being either too long or full of non-important facts. :-/ Try not to clutter it with too much info. He hardly needs an introduction to most people anyway.

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