History AdaptationalVillainy / VideoGames

4th Jun '18 4:29:39 AM Anicomicgeek
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', the Winter Soldier is one of the villains confronted early on. Although he did fight ComicBook/CaptainAmerica originally, this was because he was BrainwashedAndCrazy, with all his memories removed to make him an obedient slave, and they were restored to him not long after his introduction and he's since become an ally. In the game, dialogue states that here [[NotBrainwashed the Winter Soldier has all his memories and is serving the Master of Evil willingly]].

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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'', the Winter Soldier 'VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'':
** ComicBook/BukcyBarnes
is one of the villains confronted early on. Although he did fight ComicBook/CaptainAmerica originally, this was because he was BrainwashedAndCrazy, with all his memories removed to make him an obedient slave, and they were restored to him not long after his introduction and he's since become an ally. In the game, dialogue states that here [[NotBrainwashed the Winter Soldier has all his memories and is serving the Master of Evil willingly]].willingly]].
** [[spoiler:As in ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'', ComicBook/BlackWidow is working against ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, as confirmed in TheStinger]].
20th May '18 9:10:51 PM VulgarBee
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* In the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', most of the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Gods]] are more evil in the games while in the original myths, they are more neutral and AboveGoodAndEvil. For example:
** Ares. While he was hardly a nice guy in the original myths, he never tried to [[spoiler:take down Olympus and conquer the world]].
** Zeus. While his mythological counterpart was a [[JerkassGods total asshole]], this version of Zeus is considerably more malicious and cruel. [[spoiler:But it turns out this is because he was possessed by the evils of Pandora's Box.]]
** Even the Greek Demigod Heroes themselves! In the real life mythology, these heroes were held in high regards despite selfish actions but in the series they are egotistical or somewhat corrupted in one way or another. Hercules fights Kratos because he believes that Zeus favored him more and tries to kill Kratos to regain the status of Zeus' favorite and become the next God of War, Perseus went mad from the trials by The Sisters of Fate and finally Pollux and Castor became slave owners and stole the title as oracle.
5th May '18 2:37:48 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''VideoGame/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyTheTelltaleSeries'' takes after the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse version and sees Yondu of the original 1969 team as a SpacePirate, as opposed to a superhero himself. That said, his reasons for taking Peter fall under AdaptationalHeroism, as [[spoiler:he was tasked by Peter's mother Meredith to take care of him, as opposed to his MCU counterpart being hired by Ego to kidnap him.]]
19th Apr '18 6:56:18 AM Hanz
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** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies. He's also an AdaptationalBadass, and can actually put up a good fight against Batman despite this version of him being 60 years old.

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** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies. He's also an AdaptationalBadass, and can actually put up a good fight against Batman despite this version of him being 60 years old. This is later revealed to be due to [[spoiler:taking part in an secret government project where he was exposed to an experimental virus that acted as a PsychoSerum, increasing his mental and physical attributes at the cost of sanity]].
9th Apr '18 2:06:16 AM miraculous
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** [[spoiler:Embryo]] is the GreaterScopeVillain of the series, influencing multiple conflicts and [[spoiler:kidnapping everyone's love interests from all the different series to use for his new humanity.]]
** [[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine Hoi Kow Loon]] is in his home series nothing more than a malevolent crime boss. Amoral and evil enough to be a force to be reckoned with, sure, but that's about it. However, if you go up against him with Ange in Stage 18, it also turns out that he's a racist, claiming all Norma to be scum of the Earth despite presumably not being from any of the First Nations, but from ''China.''

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** [[spoiler:Embryo]] is the GreaterScopeVillain of the series, influencing multiple conflicts and [[spoiler:kidnapping everyone's love interests from all the different series to use for his new humanity.]]
** [[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine
**[[Anime/TheBraveExpressMightGaine Hoi Kow Loon]] is in his home series nothing more than a malevolent crime boss. Amoral and evil enough to be a force to be reckoned with, sure, but that's about it. However, if you go up against him with Ange in Stage 18, it also turns out that he's a racist, claiming all Norma to be scum of the Earth despite presumably not being from any of the First Nations, but from ''China.''
28th Mar '18 11:32:21 AM TheCuza
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** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies.

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** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies. He's also an AdaptationalBadass, and can actually put up a good fight against Batman despite this version of him being 60 years old.
14th Mar '18 8:17:02 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, when Harley tearfully tells her that she's breaking her heart, she gleefully responds that she'll break more than that), 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 (for example, when Harley tearfully tells her that she's breaking her heart, she gleefully responds that she'll break more than that), and during the Story Mode, [[spoiler: she uses her pheromones to send Harley into shock, which almost kills her.]]



** The Riddler is much more AxCrazy and bloodthirsty than his comic book counterpart, who was more interested in puzzles than killing people.

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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.is usually portrayed as one of Batman's least violent enemies.
9th Mar '18 10:52:35 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 (for example, when Harley tearfully tells her that she's breaking her heart, she threatens to gleefully responds that she'll break her bones after driving her to tears), more than that), and during the Story Mode, [[spoiler: she uses her pheromones to send Harley into shock, which almost kills her.]]
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).
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