History AdultFear / VideoGames

5th Dec '17 5:14:37 PM WillyFourEyes
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*** [[spoiler: Namatame himself]] also had it ''very'' rough. Not only [[spoiler: his whole life was destroyed because of his affair, he also had to sit and watch two people, including his lover, dying right in front of him, helpless to do anything. And then, right after that, he was tricked into almost murdering several innocent people.]] No wonder everyone thought he was mentally unstable at the end of the game.

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*** [[spoiler: Namatame himself]] also had it ''very'' rough. Not only was [[spoiler: his whole life was destroyed because of his affair, he also had to sit and watch two people, including his lover, dying right in front of him, helpless to do anything. And then, right after that, he was tricked into almost murdering several innocent people.]] No wonder everyone thought he was mentally unstable at the end of the game.



*** There's [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] trying to kill [[spoiler: ''a 12-year-old girl'', Vera.]] The method? So utterly ''sneaky'' and "innocent": [[spoiler: since the girl has the bad habit of biting on her nails, he'll just put poison in her nail polish bottles, so she'll ingest it while seeking solace for her ShrinkingViolet nature.]] Not only it's sneaky, but like a punch in the gut since it involves [[spoiler: attacking a shy little girl when she's at her most vulnerable]] - and not exactly easy to discover.

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*** There's [[spoiler: Kristoph Gavin]] trying to kill [[spoiler: ''a 12-year-old girl'', Vera.]] The method? So utterly ''sneaky'' and "innocent": [[spoiler: since the girl has the bad habit of biting on her nails, he'll just put poison in her nail polish bottles, so she'll ingest it while seeking solace for her ShrinkingViolet nature.]] Not only it's is it sneaky, but like a punch in the gut since it involves [[spoiler: attacking a shy little girl when she's at her most vulnerable]] - and not exactly easy to discover.



** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market (or at least it seemed so).]] While Florent Le'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, used a bomb to sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings (one of them being the aforementioned courtroom) just to protect his identity.]]

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** The first case of ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' has a bomb go off in a crowded court room. The culprit is [[spoiler:a police officer who sold bombs on the black market (or at least it seemed so).]] While Florent Le'Belle L'Belle is more flamboyant than frightening, if you press one of his statements, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he threatened to take the victim's wife off of life support if he wasn't given information he wanted.]] The third case reveals that some of the teachers at a prominent lawyer school have been teaching their children AmoralAttorney philosophies like "the ends justify the means", and that [[spoiler:not only does one of those teachers frame an innocent student for a murder he committed, but later tries to claim that she's just as cold and ruthless as he is.]] The fourth case centers around another explosion, and the reveal that [[spoiler:the head of the Space Center ''knew'' it was coming and was terrified for the safety of his employees.]] Even worse, the case is resolved with [[spoiler:Athena, someone Phoenix knows and trusts deeply,]] being accused of the crime. Tying it all up nicely is the BigBad [[spoiler:who turns out to be an emotionless killer who can perfectly impersonate ''anyone'', had been quietly posing as a police officer for quite some time, and who murdered a woman, tried to kill her daughter, used a bomb to sabotaged a space flight which nearly killed the astronaut and permanently traumatized him, and then blew up two more buildings (one of them being the aforementioned courtroom) just to protect his identity.]]
29th Nov '17 10:05:59 AM N8han11
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* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', already a pretty disturbing game, has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXwWjxbzuIk&feature=related this scene]] (warning: NSFW), the sum of all Adult Fears wrapped up into just under two pants-crappingly horrific minutes.
** For those of you that can't watch it: Curtis Blackburn confronts his former partner Pedro (who has turned against him) and reveals that [[spoiler:he killed (and probably raped) Pedro's wife - ''in front of his son'' - before killing his ''son'' as well. At the same time he mocks them, commenting on his wife's "unique" mole and calling his son a "sissy" for not trying to save his mother. When Pedro babbles his daughter's name, Curtis tosses him ''''' his daughter's head'''''. Curtis then kills Pedro, but by that point the man probably welcomed it.]]
** It's later shown that Curtis kidnaps and rapes young girls. And then makes hauntingly creepy taxidermy dolls out of them.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Killer7}}'', already a pretty disturbing game, has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXwWjxbzuIk&feature=related this scene]] (warning: NSFW), the sum of all Adult Fears wrapped up into just under two pants-crappingly horrific minutes.
** For those of you that can't watch it:
scene where Curtis Blackburn confronts his former partner Pedro (who has turned against him) and reveals that [[spoiler:he killed (and probably raped) Pedro's wife - ''in front of his son'' - before killing his ''son'' as well. At the same time he mocks them, commenting on his wife's "unique" mole and calling his son a "sissy" for not trying to save his mother. When Pedro babbles his daughter's name, Curtis tosses him ''''' his daughter's head'''''. Curtis then kills Pedro, but by that point the man probably welcomed it.]]
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It's later shown that Curtis kidnaps and rapes young girls. And then makes hauntingly creepy taxidermy dolls out of them.]]
25th Oct '17 7:20:36 AM Wooboo
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** Imagine that, through no fault of your own, you get a disease. Said disease makes you a ticking time bomb, which will either kill you, or spread to someone else through your actions, even cause an epidemic. In order to keep this disease in check, you have to take daily doses of an extremely expensive medication that can be hard to obtain. And on top of all this, it also makes you subject to discrimination by both the public ''and'' the government. This is the reality for a ZombieInfectee in ''Dead Rising 2'' and onwards, and it's very similar to the situation people infected with HIV and AIDS faced as its epidemic began to really spread in the 80's.
25th Oct '17 7:08:34 AM Wooboo
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*** Cut away the trappings of Cold War spy fiction, and Tatyana is a woman who is being physically and sexually abused by her boss, Colonel Volgin. [[spoiler: The fact that she's actually a super-capable secret agent can either mitigate this or make this even ''worse'', as the nature of her undercover assignment is such that she's forced into being raped by a psychotic sadist.]]
25th Oct '17 7:01:07 AM Wooboo
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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' has ParentalAbandonment in the form of The Boss' betrayal of Snake. While they aren't actually related by blood, Snake has clearly come to see The Boss as something of a surrogate mother, and the only family he really has. Her betrayal is something he spends the rest of the game coming to grips with, in addition to the fact that he has to kill her. [[spoiler: And then it all turns out to be an elaborate ruse, and despite everything that happened, The Boss still respects and loves Snake. And he ''still'' has to kill her.]]
3rd Sep '17 8:23:58 PM DannyVElAcme
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* ''VideoGame/DyingLight'': Screamers. Screamers are zombified children. But even more horrifying than them being the typical biting zombie, they have their FLIGHT instinct turned UpToEleven. When they are undisturbed, they perpetually wail like a terrified child in distress. When they see you, they scream in abject horror. When you kill them, instead of splattering them like all other zombies, you [[CradlingYourKill cradle them in your arms]] and tenderly calm them down before [[NeckSnap regretfully snapping their neck]]. In that small, hideous rotting body ravaged by the virus, there is a defenseless, terrified child spending its every waking moment afraid of everything around it.
24th Aug '17 10:13:11 PM infernape612
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' has a main villain, Lang, who not only massacres whole villages if one person rebels, but kills boys and ''rapes'' girls. You can imagine how well ''that'' was taken by Marth and his group. It's also invoked in the backstory of Lena's pupil Maillesia (which involved her going into hiding and having to pretend she's much younger than she truly is to avoid him or his troops) and in Yubello and Yumina's (as the fallen heirs of Ludvick, Lang and others kill their guardian and then use them as pawns)

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' has a main villain, Lang, who not only massacres whole villages if one person rebels, but kills boys and ''rapes'' girls. You can imagine how well ''that'' was taken by Marth and his group. It's also invoked in the backstory of Lena's pupil Maillesia (which involved her going into hiding and having to pretend she's much younger than she truly is to avoid him or his troops) and in Yubello and Yumina's (as the fallen heirs of Ludvick, Lang and others kill their guardian and then use them as pawns)



* 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 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.

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* The ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'' games bring ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' brings 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 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.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. You're an amnesiac young man/woman taken in by a kind Prince's troops. You're rebuilding your life, fighting by your companions, making friends, and maybe even getting a girlfriend/boyfriend of your own if you're lucky. And then you and your TrueCompanions find out that [[spoiler: you are not just the son/daughter of a EvilSorceror, but ''you are to become the SoulJar to an Evil God''. And kill your Prince (who may or may not be your female self's husband). And doom your world to a Bad Future, where all your newfound friends are dead and their children (including ''your'' kid/kids, if you're married) are fighting a hopeless war.]] Also, [[spoiler: said EvilSorceror had another daughter, the local DarkActionGirl. A woman who believes him to be her savior, who took her into after saving her life.]] And then it turns out that [[spoiler: she was kidnapped, experimented on, and brainwashed by him... therefore her whole adult life ''[[FakeMemories has been a massive lie]]''.]] Discovering such shit must be ''devastating'' for anyone, and it ''does'' hit [[spoiler: her]] hard.
* 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.
* '' VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has [[spoiler: N's upbringing by Ghetsis, locked in a [[GildedCage room with meaningless toys]], socially isolated, and emotionally abused, so that he will become a {{Tykebomb}} for Ghetsis to take over Unova. Implications are strong that [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when this is done]], Ghetsis plans to [[OffingTheOffspring dispose of N]]]]. To rub salt in that, [[spoiler: one of the Plasma agents mentions that N might not actually be Ghetsis' son, and might have been ''kidnapped from another family'' to be raised in a psychologically-abusive, socially-maladjusted environment as a disposable figurehead for Team Plasma]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. You're ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', you're an amnesiac young man/woman taken in by a kind Prince's prince's troops. You're rebuilding your life, fighting by your companions, making friends, and maybe even getting a girlfriend/boyfriend of your own if you're lucky. And then you and your TrueCompanions find out that [[spoiler: you are not just the son/daughter of a EvilSorceror, but ''you are to become the SoulJar to an Evil God''. And kill your Prince (who may or may not be your female self's husband). And doom your world to a Bad Future, where all your newfound friends are dead and their children (including ''your'' kid/kids, if you're married) are fighting a hopeless war.]] Also, [[spoiler: said EvilSorceror had another daughter, the local DarkActionGirl. A woman who believes him to be her savior, who took her into after saving her life.]] And then it turns out that [[spoiler: she was kidnapped, experimented on, and brainwashed by him... therefore her whole adult life ''[[FakeMemories has been a massive lie]]''.]] Discovering such shit must be ''devastating'' for anyone, and it ''does'' hit [[spoiler: her]] hard.
* Corrin in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' learns [[spoiler: he / she s/he was kidnapped from birth and is actually the lost prince / princess prince/ss 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.
* '' VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has [[spoiler: N's upbringing by Ghetsis, locked in a [[GildedCage room with meaningless toys]], socially isolated, and emotionally abused, so that he will become a {{Tykebomb}} for Ghetsis to take over Unova. Implications are strong that [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness when this is done]], Ghetsis plans to [[OffingTheOffspring dispose of N]]]]. To rub salt in that, [[spoiler: one of the Plasma agents mentions that N might not actually be Ghetsis' son, and might have been ''kidnapped from another family'' to be raised in a psychologically-abusive, socially-maladjusted environment as a disposable figurehead for Team Plasma]].
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.
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