History AdultFear / VideoGames

7th Aug '17 3:25:17 PM Queenofdragons6
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*** The Death Arcana social link in the game revolves around an elderly lady, whose husband is suffering from [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed something that is heavily implied to be Alzheimer]]. Just as one would think, the social link is about the sadness and horror one experiences, seeing their beloved slowly succumb to an illness. Their loved one is forgetting things, simple things, like whether they brushed their teeth that day, what they had for dinner... and ''her''. The elderly lady is watching her husband forget all the memories they have made over years of their marriage.

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*** The Death Arcana social link in the game revolves around an elderly lady, whose husband is suffering suffered from [[TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed something that is heavily implied to be Alzheimer]]. Just as one would think, the social link is about the sadness and horror one experiences, seeing their beloved slowly succumb to such an illness. Their loved one is forgetting things, simple things, like whether they brushed their teeth that day, what they had for dinner... and ''her''. The elderly lady is watching watched her husband forget all the memories they have made over years of their marriage.
4th Aug '17 3:47:24 AM Wooboo
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** ''[[TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has this at the center of the quest "Laid to Rest". In it, a resident of the town of Morthal survives a house fire that claims the lives of his wife and child. However, he almost immediately afterwards moves in with another woman. It turns out to be a case of MurderTheHypotenuse, where the husband set the fire ''intentionally'' to be with this other woman. The other woman [[spoiler: turns out to be a vampire, who seduced and manipulated the husband to open the way for Morthal to effectively become a human farm for her vampiric brethren.]] And as if that was not enough, part of the quest also has the ghost of the daughter describe her death in the house fire.
2nd Aug '17 9:00:24 PM PsychoNormal91
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** There is also the idea of Yan-chan using a Yakuza connection to kidnap the rivals, who would have their organs harvested, or be smuggled into to a foreign country. Imagine the families of the rivals who get kidnapped by a human trafficking ring. After they end up missing for so long, the police decide to call off the search. For all they know, the parents might think their daughter is dead, unaware that they're trapped in a human trafficking ring. The rivals being girls also leaves the implication of them being sold into prostitution in a foreign country where they don't speak the language.
1st Aug '17 7:13:55 PM Leefan
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* In VideoGame/TeamFortress2 we learn of their world’s version of Santa, “Old Nick” an old Australian who kidnaps bad children and forces them to work in his munitions factory. Given the nature of this game, it’s considered humorous. Fast forward one year after he was introduced. BLU Spy, Scout and Soldier are forced to work as shopping mall Santas when Old nick shows up to steal the kids. These three spring into action to save the children of Tuefort, even if the only weapons they have available are an icicle, a roll of wrapping paper and some Christmas ornaments.

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* In VideoGame/TeamFortress2 we learn of their world’s version of Santa, “Old Nick” an old Australian who kidnaps bad children and forces them to work in his munitions factory. Given the nature of this game, it’s considered humorous. Fast forward one year after he was introduced. BLU Spy, Scout and Soldier are forced to work as shopping mall Santas when Old nick Nick shows up to steal the kids. These three spring into action to save the children of Tuefort, even if the only weapons they have available are an icicle, a roll of wrapping paper and some Christmas ornaments.
13th Jul '17 11:56:54 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, in addition to the usual "being preyed upon while you sleep" fear inherent to all [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], the Telboth vampire bloodline of Valenwood is known to [[ChildEater prey upon children]]. The Telboth are then said to [[{{Shapeshifting}} take the place of those children]], eventually killing the entire family.
3rd Jul '17 12:37:58 PM mario0987
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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' games bring up the [[spoiler: "child hunts".]] A horrifying project in which boys and girls from all the Jugdral continent are [[spoiler: kidnapped, brought to different cities, and then are forced to fight until they die. The few who survive will end up as nobles of the empire, which will be few more that puppets for the Lopto Sect.]] The parents are more often than not killed when they try to oppose to this. The heroes, several of them being very young teenagers not much older than these kids, have to fight themselves to save these poor kids (and in Thracia, more than one chara who joins the troupe actually does so ''specifically'' either to thanks them for saving the children, or to make up for having been in the side of the Empire); meanwhile, more than one villain in the game is [[EvenEvilHasStandards troubled by the existence of such deals]], and those who aren't are very cruel.

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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' games bring up the [[spoiler: "child hunts".]] A horrifying project in which boys and girls from all the Jugdral continent are [[spoiler: kidnapped, brought to different cities, and then are forced to fight until they die. The few who survive will end up as nobles of the empire, which will be few more that puppets for the Lopto Sect.]] The parents are more often than not killed when they try to oppose to this. The heroes, several of them being very young teenagers not much older than these kids, have to fight themselves to save these poor kids (and in Thracia, more than one chara character who joins the troupe actually does so ''specifically'' either to thanks them for saving the children, or to make up for having been in the side of the Empire); meanwhile, more than one villain in the game is [[EvenEvilHasStandards troubled by the existence of such deals]], and those who aren't are very cruel.



* Corrin in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' learns [[spoiler: he / she was kidnapped from birth and is actually the lost prince / princess of a nation their adoptive homeland is at war with. Later they must choose between their adoptive family or their biological one.]] The side not picked takes it rather harshly and the effect it has on them is dire.



* Happens in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokemon Platinum]]'' with an elderly man who laments that he knew his grandson was living in an emotionally unhealthy home (whether it was abusive or just that severely neglectful is left to speculation), but didn't do anything to help until it was already too late to save him. It's heavily implied that his grandson is Cyrus, the BigBad of the game. Imagine living with the guilt of knowing you could have prevented that and ''didn't''.

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* Happens in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokemon Platinum]]'' with an elderly man who laments that he knew his grandson was living in an emotionally unhealthy home (whether it was abusive or just that severely neglectful is left to speculation), but didn't do anything to help until it was already too late to save him. It's heavily implied that his grandson is Cyrus, the BigBad of the game.game, responsible for almost destroying reality. Imagine living with the guilt of knowing you could have prevented that and ''didn't''.



** The [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 fourth game]] has nightmarish renditions of the animatronics attempting to kill a small child. In the safety of their own house, and their own bedroom no less. And the parents? Nowhere to be seen.

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** The [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 fourth game]] has nightmarish renditions of the animatronics attempting to kill a small child. In the safety of their own house, and their own bedroom no less. And the parents? Nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler: It is implied the game is a dying dream resulting from a DeadlyPrank.]]
17th Jun '17 8:25:45 AM AdelePotter
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** Mr. Ronshaku is on the receiving end of this if you help Kokona. [[spoiler:Ronshaku is a LoanShark who has Kokona's father is terrible debt. So Yan-chan helps Kokona out by ''kidnapping Ronshaku's daughter''. Imagine being in his position -- one day, your [[DaddysGirl beloved]] [[DotingParent daughter]] doesn't come home from school. The next thing you know, you get an anonymous text with a video of your daughter attached. She's blindfolded, tied up, and begging for help in someone's basement. And they say that for every hour you don't comply to their demands, they'll [[{Fingore}} chop off one of her fingers.]] Naturally, when the kidnapper demands you release all your clients from debt, you do so, despite this sinking your business -- [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes anything to get your daughter home safely]]. But even when you get her back alive and unharmed, she's permanently traumatized, going from an outgoing, talkative social butterfly to a ShrinkingViolet who spends all her time sitting by herself in silence, unable to speak to anyone.]] Ronshaku is a monster, but ''no'' parent deserves that.

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** Mr. Ronshaku is on the receiving end of this if you help Kokona. [[spoiler:Ronshaku is a LoanShark who has Kokona's father is terrible debt. So Yan-chan helps Kokona out by ''kidnapping Ronshaku's daughter''. Imagine being in his position -- one day, your [[DaddysGirl beloved]] [[DotingParent daughter]] doesn't come home from school. The next thing you know, you get an anonymous text with a video of your daughter attached. She's blindfolded, tied up, and begging for help in someone's basement. And they say that for every hour you don't comply to their demands, they'll [[{Fingore}} [[{{Fingore}} chop off one of her fingers.]] Naturally, when the kidnapper demands you release all your clients from debt, you do so, despite this sinking your business -- [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes anything to get your daughter home safely]]. But even when you get her back alive and unharmed, she's permanently traumatized, going from an outgoing, talkative social butterfly to a ShrinkingViolet who spends all her time sitting by herself in silence, unable to speak to anyone.]] Ronshaku is a monster, but ''no'' parent deserves that.
17th Jun '17 8:25:17 AM AdelePotter
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** Mr. Ronshaku is on the receiving end of this if you help Kokona. [[spoiler:Ronshaku is a LoanShark who has Kokona's father is terrible debt. So Yan-chan helps Kokona out by ''kidnapping Ronshaku's daughter''. Imagine being in his position -- one day, your [[DaddysGirl beloved]] [[DotingParent daughter]] doesn't come home from school. The next thing you know, you get an anonymous text with a video of your daughter attached. She's blindfolded, tied up, and begging for help in someone's basement. And they say that for every hour you don't comply to their demands, they'll [[{Fingore}} chop off one of her fingers.]] Naturally, when the kidnapper demands you release all your clients from debt, you do so, despite this sinking your business -- [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes anything to get your daughter home safely]]. But even when you get her back alive and unharmed, she's permanently traumatized, going from an outgoing, talkative social butterfly to a ShrinkingViolet who spends all her time sitting by herself in silence, unable to speak to anyone.]] Ronshaku is a monster, but ''no'' parent deserves that.
1st Jun '17 3:09:16 AM MoonPumpkin
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* The Franchise/ProfessorLayton franchise gives us a few examples:
** In VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox, it is Layton's reason for not taking Flora with him on his trip to find what killed his friend and mentor Dr Schrader. We also learn, late in the game, that [[spoiler:Sophia fled Folsense and the man she loved so that her baby would not be raised in the vicious environment of this city.]]
** In VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture, this is again the reason for him to try and leave Flora behind, and this is justified since [[spoiler:Clive abducts her to lock her up in his giant fortress which will either destroy all of London or be taken down by the military with her inside.]]
** VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter gives us Clark Triton, who is fully aware of what the villain is doing to his city and all of its inhabitants, but can't say anything or take action, because the villain [[IHaveYourWife abducted his wife Brenda]] and is threatening his son Luke. There is also the fact that [[spoiler:Arianna and her brother]] live entirely alone in a crumbling mansion, but this time don't even have an adult to fear for them (even [[spoiler:Clark]], who is the closest they have to a legal guardian, doesn't seem to care much until the children are directly threatened.)
7th May '17 9:33:56 AM Sabrewing
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* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'' has a situation which, especially in light of economic crises that have become more prevalent since the game was made, is harshly realistic: Willy's father Gordon informs his family at dinner that his agency has terminated him without any warning, leaving him scrambling to look for a new job in the want ads the next morning. No mention of a severance package of any sort, and everyone he knows was expecting him to have earned a big promotion instead.

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* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'' has a situation which, especially in light of economic crises that have become more prevalent since the game was made, is harshly realistic: Willy's father Gordon informs his family at dinner that his agency has terminated him without any warning, leaving him scrambling to look for a new job in the want ads the next morning. Their reason for firing him? MeaninglessMeaningfulWords about public relations being in "a period of negative accelerated growth" to hide the fact they wanted someone younger (Gordon's still in his 30s). No mention of a severance package of any sort, and everyone he knows was expecting him to have earned a big promotion instead.
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