History AdaptationalVillainy / VideoGames

2nd Feb '18 4:59:32 PM Xtifr
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* In ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'', the [[TheKingdom Kingdom of Hyrule]] and the [[RisingEmpire Labyrnna Regime]] are a bunch of smug, imperialist {{Jerkass}}es who conquer and subjugate all the other races to [[TakeOverTheWorld impose their rule]] and [[ScienceIsBad rape the land to keep their technology developing]] respectively. Conversely, many of the "evil" races from the official games are stated to have nobler motives for their actions.

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* In ''VideoGame/HyruleTotalWar'', the [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom Kingdom of Hyrule]] and the [[RisingEmpire Labyrnna Regime]] are a bunch of smug, imperialist {{Jerkass}}es who conquer and subjugate all the other races to [[TakeOverTheWorld impose their rule]] and [[ScienceIsBad rape the land to keep their technology developing]] respectively. Conversely, many of the "evil" races from the official games are stated to have nobler motives for their actions.
29th Jan '18 10:38:01 PM Loekman3
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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' does this to [[spoiler: Jason Todd. As the titular Arkham Knight, he's party to a chemical attack on a major metropolitan city, something that, even at his worst, his comic counterpart hasn't done.]]

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' does this to [[spoiler: Jason Todd. As the titular Arkham Knight, he's party to a chemical attack on a major metropolitan city, something that, even at his worst, his comic counterpart hasn't done.]]done]].
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Ferris Boyle, the guy who turned Victor Fries into Mr. Freeze was a greedy jerk who didn't care if he ended a life just to save money, and him turning Victor into Freeze was a reaction to Victor pulling a gun on him. In "Cold, Cold, Heart" DLC, he asked Victor to build cold based weapons in exchange for helping his wife, only to renege on the deal. [[spoiler: Later he was willing to kill Batman and Freeze so he could leave no witnesses, and was preparing to kill Nora in front of Freeze out of spite.]]
** Calendar Man. In the comics, he was a petty criminal whose holiday-themed crimes rarely involved murder. In the Arkham series, he's portrayed as a sadistic SerialKiller who crimes revolve solely around murder.
** The Scarecrow himself, while very much a villain, occasionally has sympathetic moments in the comics, generally relating to his backstory as a [[WhosLaughingNow bully victim]] and severe abuse from his family (great-grandmother pre-Crisis, father in the New 52). In the game, he lacks any sympathetic qualities and is even more monstrous than his comics incarnation, easily one of the most vile characters in the series. Background material suggests that this version of Jonathan Crane isn't even mentally ill, just pure evil.
** Much like in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', the Penguin was shown to be quite psychotic, sadistic, and brutal. This version lacks the AffablyEvil and WickedCultured traits of the comics' gentleman of crime, and has displayed racism, misogyny, homophobia, and abelism.
** While most incarnations of the Riddler are fairly narcissistic, they are, at the least, humble enough to respect Batman as a WorthyOpponent and are on good terms with the rest of Gotham's villains. Arkham's Riddler, by contrast, is a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistic]], patronizing, arrogant, and thoroughly obnoxious {{Jerkass}} who is either ignored or outright belittled by Batman and some of the other villains.
** While Jack Ryder could be a jackass, it was usually as part of a feint for his actions as ComicBook/TheCreeper. Here, he's a legitimately self-serving and egoistical asshole.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''[='=] "Initiation" DLC saw Kirigi from as a mild example, making him a TrueNeutral {{Jerkass}} at worst, whereas his comics counterpart was one of the most pacifistic mentors Batman ever had (Denny O'Neil's ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization mentions he stopped training Bruce because Bruce refused to forsake violence forever).
20th Jan '18 12:55:48 AM Anicomicgeek
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** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Ferris Boyle, the guy who turned Victor Fries into Mr. Freeze was a greedy jerk who didn't care if he ended a life just to save money, and him turning Victor into Freeze was a reaction to Victor pulling a gun on him. In "Cold, Cold, Heart" DLC, he asked Victor to build cold based weapons in exchange for helping his wife, only to renege on the deal. [[spoiler: Later he was willing to kill Batman and Freeze so he could leave no witnesses, and was preparing to kill Nora in front of Freeze out of spite.]]
** Calendar Man. In the comics, he was a petty criminal whose holiday-themed crimes rarely involved murder. In the Arkham series, he's portrayed as a sadistic SerialKiller who crimes revolve solely around murder.



** The Scarecrow himself, while very much a villain, occasionally has sympathetic moments in the comics, generally relating to his backstory as a [[WhosLaughingNow bully victim]] and severe abuse from his family (great-grandmother pre-Crisis, father in the New 52). In the game, he lacks any sympathetic qualities and is even more monstrous than his comics incarnation, easily one of the most vile characters in the series. Background material suggests that this version of Jonathan Crane isn't even mentally ill, just pure evil.
** Much like in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', the Penguin was shown to be quite psychotic, sadistic, and brutal. This version lacks the AffablyEvil and WickedCultured traits of the comics' gentleman of crime, and has displayed racism, misogyny, homophobia, and abelism.
** While most incarnations of the Riddler are fairly narcissistic, they are, at the least, humble enough to respect Batman as a WorthyOpponent and are on good terms with the rest of Gotham's villains. Arkham's Riddler, by contrast, is a [[SmugSnake smug]], [[SmallNameBigEgo egotistic]], patronizing, arrogant, and thoroughly obnoxious {{Jerkass}} who is either ignored or outright belittled by Batman and some of the other villains.
** While Jack Ryder could be a jackass, it was usually as part of a feint for his actions as ComicBook/TheCreeper. Here, he's a legitimately self-serving and egoistical asshole.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''[='=] "Initiation" DLC saw Kirigi from as a mild example, making him a TrueNeutral {{Jerkass}} at worst, whereas his comics counterpart was one of the most pacifistic mentors Batman ever had (Denny O'Neil's ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' novelization mentions he stopped training Bruce because Bruce refused to forsake violence forever).
17th Jan '18 3:29:18 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/DeathtrapDungeon'', the video game adaption of the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''Literature/DeathtrapDungeon'' has this with Baron Sukumvit. The original wasn't exactly a saint, but was portrayed more as an opportunistic noble and a fair ruler, while the video game version has him as the BigBad, and a tyrant, and has more in common with his villainous brother Lord Cairn from the sequel book Trial Of Champions.

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* ''VideoGame/DeathtrapDungeon'', the video game adaption of the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''Literature/DeathtrapDungeon'' has this with Baron Sukumvit. The original wasn't exactly a saint, but was portrayed more as an opportunistic noble and a fair ruler, while the video game version has him as the BigBad, and a tyrant, and has more in common with his villainous brother Lord Cairn from the sequel book Trial Of Champions.''Literature/TrialOfChampions''.
13th Jan '18 1:10:38 AM jormis29
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* The video game adaption of the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''Deathtrap Dungeon'' has this with Baron Sukumvit. The original wasn't exactly a saint, but was portrayed more as an opportunistic noble and a fair ruler, while the video game version has him as the BigBad, and a tyrant, and has more in common with his villainous brother Lord Cairn from the sequel book Trial Of Champions.

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* The ''VideoGame/DeathtrapDungeon'', the video game adaption of the ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''Deathtrap Dungeon'' ''Literature/DeathtrapDungeon'' has this with Baron Sukumvit. The original wasn't exactly a saint, but was portrayed more as an opportunistic noble and a fair ruler, while the video game version has him as the BigBad, and a tyrant, and has more in common with his villainous brother Lord Cairn from the sequel book Trial Of Champions.
3rd Dec '17 12:46:40 PM WaterBlap
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* In JapaneseMythology, Susano'o was a total dick to his sister Amaterasu, but after being forced to [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]] for the worst of it, he TookALevelInKindness and ultimately made up with her. The Susano'o unit in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', however, was created as a custodian for Amaterasu... [[spoiler:but ultimately plays this trope straight when it develops a consciousness of its own and desires to destroy everything Amaterasu created out of spite. The original inhabitant of the unit is an entity we better know as Yuuki Terumi. Furthermore, [[SatanicArchetype he also takes aspects of Lucifer/Satan]], that he generates a desire to take over Amaterasu's place, destroy her creations, THEN replace it with his version of world where he is the most feared being, because he simply didn't like his former job as a custodian.]]

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* In JapaneseMythology, Myth/JapaneseMythology, Susano'o was a total dick to his sister Amaterasu, but after being forced to [[WalkingTheEarth walk the earth]] for the worst of it, he TookALevelInKindness and ultimately made up with her. The Susano'o unit in ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', however, was created as a custodian for Amaterasu... [[spoiler:but ultimately plays this trope straight when it develops a consciousness of its own and desires to destroy everything Amaterasu created out of spite. The original inhabitant of the unit is an entity we better know as Yuuki Terumi. Furthermore, [[SatanicArchetype he also takes aspects of Lucifer/Satan]], that he generates a desire to take over Amaterasu's place, destroy her creations, THEN replace it with his version of world where he is the most feared being, because he simply didn't like his former job as a custodian.]]
9th Oct '17 1:35:04 PM Njein
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** While Comicbook/TheJoker is known to be an AxCrazy KillerClown, his Injustice version is responsible for ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s StartOfDarkness by nuking Metropolis and killing his wife Lois Lane. And the rationale for this? All ForTheEvulz, as he was tired of constantly losing to ComicBook/{{Batman}}, so he decided to go after an easier target and see if they would break. And most [[EvenEvilHasStandards villains such as Brainiac, Darkseid, Gorilla Grodd and Reverse-Flash agree]] that the psychotic jester went ''way too far'' this time.

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** While Comicbook/TheJoker is known to be an AxCrazy KillerClown, MonsterClown, his Injustice version is responsible for ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s StartOfDarkness by nuking Metropolis and killing having him kill his wife Lois Lane. And the rationale for this? All ForTheEvulz, as he was tired of constantly losing to ComicBook/{{Batman}}, so he decided to go after an easier target and see if they would break. And most [[EvenEvilHasStandards villains such as Brainiac, Darkseid, Gorilla Grodd and Reverse-Flash agree]] that the psychotic jester went ''way too far'' this time.
9th Oct '17 1:34:10 PM Njein
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** While Comicbook/TheJoker is known to be an AxCrazy KillerClown, his Injustice version is responsible for ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s StartOfDarkness by nuking Metropolis and killing his wife Lois Lane. And the rationale for this? All ForTheEvulz, as he was tired of constantly losing to ComicBook/{{Batman}}, so he decided to go after an easier target and see if they would break. And most [[EvenEvilHasStandards villains such as Brainiac, Darkseid, Gorilla Grodd and Reverse-Flash agree]] that the psychotic jester went ''way too far'' this time.
10th Aug '17 11:27:25 AM Connor2107
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** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who was more interested in puzzles than killing people.
8th Aug '17 4:59:21 AM Connor2107
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** In most continuities, while Comicbook/PoisonIvy is a misanthropic villain, she has a soft spot for Harley Quinn, and is sometimes even romantically linked to her. In ''Injustice 2'', she acts openly hostile to Harley in some of their battle intros, (for example, she threatens to break her bones after driving her to tears), and during the Story Mode, [[spoiler: she uses her pheromones to send Harley into shock, which almost kills her.]]

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** In most continuities, while Comicbook/PoisonIvy is a misanthropic villain, she has a soft spot for Harley Quinn, and is sometimes even romantically linked to her. In ''Injustice 2'', she acts openly hostile to Harley in some of their battle intros, intros (for example, she threatens to break her bones after driving her to tears), and during the Story Mode, [[spoiler: she uses her pheromones to send Harley into shock, which almost kills her.]]
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