10 Important Life Lessons We Learned From RPGs

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1. Everyone hides their valuables in pots and plants around their house.

Caleb Evans / Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons / Via youtube.com

And everyone’s got a really bad habit of leaving their front doors unlocked. You’d think people would be a bit more concerned with home security when there’s a Great Ancient Evil threatening the land, but nooooo.

2. Even if a sword is five times your body weight, you’ll still be able to lift it like it ain’t no thing.

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Even if you have waspy pretty-boy noodle arms. Especially if you have waspy pretty-boy noodle arms.

3. Wild animals are always — always — carrying cold, hard cash. For some reason.

DSPGaming / Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past / Via youtube.com

Who knew rent in the Forbidden Forest was so damn high?

4. If you kill enough rats then you’re 100% qualified to save the world.

iCABALi / Final Fantasy III / Via youtube.com

It’s every hero’s mantra: skip the gym, hit the sewers.

5. Everyone anywhere will always want to stop and chat with you.

Joofes / Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time / Via youtube.com

Every. Single. Time.

6. If someone has any form of amnesia, then they’re probably the Chosen One.

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Can’t remember your name? You’re the Chosen One. Have a dark, mysterious secret? You’re the chosen one. Hometown burned down before the opening credits? You’re definitely the chosen one.

7. No matter how close to death you are, if you get a good night’s sleep then you’ll be back to full health the next day.

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Real talk: there’s no mortal injury that a fluffy pillow and continental breakfast can’t heal.

8. The world might be ending any day now, but there’s always time to kick back and fish for a few hours.

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Y’know, it’s a good thing that RPG heroes are never afraid to put aside the impending apocalypse and spend some real time on themselves.

9. No matter how ancient a dungeon is, it’ll always be conveniently lit with torches.

Cha0sGuardian / Chrono Trigger / Via youtube.com

For dangerous, monster-infested deathtraps, RPG dungeons are awfully convenient.

10. Nobody’s capable of doing anything ever. Except for you.

PressTo Skip / Borderlands 2 / Via youtube.com

Hey. I know you’re trying to stop that Evil Warlock from bringing about the End Of The World, but I really need someone to hit the farmer’s market for me. I mean, come on, you can’t be that busy.

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