7 Nobodies Who Were the Real Hero

Published 2 years ago by Andy Farrant

Nobody move, nobody get hurt

It's easy to tell who the hero of a game is: they're the character on the box, or the game is named after them, or they're played by Troy Baker. While those guys get all the fame, spare a thought for the unsung heroes: the nobodies without whom nothing would get done and those heroes wouldn't be very heroic at all.

In the recent Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour demo, for example, it is possible to get a good ending, in which you escape from the Baker Family guest house without getting horribly murdered. The only reason you can do that is thanks to a guy named Clancy Javis.

Clancy was a cameraman for the show Sewer Gators, a paranormal investigation programme that is, for some reason, called Sewer Gators. These guys were planning to make an episode based on the Baker family's seemingly abandoned house and so they turned up to do a rehearsal, which went about as well as you'd expect of breaking into a haunted house in the middle of the night.

Despite finding himself in the middle of some kind of Texas Chainsaw Massacre nightmare, Clancy keeps his camera running up to and including the point where he discovers his producer's corpse and then is attacked by Jack Baker.

Thanks to Clancy's heroic dedication to his job, you can watch the VHS tape of the footage he shot, which shows you the location of a hidden switch in the fireplace that opens a secret door. This allows you to get the fuse you need to power the stairs to the attic, where you can escape to a happy ending of the police finding drugs on you and no one believing a word you say.

I'm not sure how Clancy's footage ended up on a VHS tape, seeing as he was filming it in 2017, but maybe this dilapidated, run down farmhouse has a VHS mastering station somewhere. Is that any more far fetched than a series of animal themed locks? Exactly.

Previously on Outside Xbox: 7 Nobodies Whose Lives Were Ruined by Game Protagonists

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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