History AffablyEvil / VideoGames

13th Dec '17 7:07:25 AM miraculous
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s Professor Hojo is a MadScientist who turns out to be ultimately responsible for most of the bad things that happen in the story, including involevemt in Sephiroth's StartOfDarkness, Cloud's FakeMemories, Aeris's abduction, the Clones' creation, and Sephiroth's summoning of Meteor (not to mention some boss battles and [[AngstWhatAngst glossed-over]] physical and sexual abuse of Red XIII). But the whole time, his basic personality is comparatively normal by the standards of ''VII'' characters, if rude. He gets lots of witty lines, and is quite friendly (and popular?) when you meet him in Costa Del Sol.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has Ardyn Izunia, a grandiloquent, bohemian Chancellor who manages to be an ObviouslyEvil CardCarryingVillain and ''nothing but friendly''. His most villainous actions come across as him [[VillainsActHeroesReact trying to kick the plot to get it moving]] according to [[YouCantFightFate what already was preordained to happen]], and whether he has any agency or is simply a pinball of fate is [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation debatable]]. Even his murders are of people who would have died soon anyway due to their own actions. His casual villainy takes a form closer to convoluted magic pranks, and seems to be an attempt to annoy Noct rather than inconvenience him. He spends the rest of the time making genuinely funny jokes, rescuing the heroes repeatedly, and at one point escorting them to their destination with bodyguards. ''Episode Prompto'' takes it into even a TricksterMentor territory, implying that his reason for splitting the group up was in part to engineer a personal growth experience for Prompto.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': [[spoiler: Shuji Ikutsuki, hands down. He's kind, he makes silly puns, he always answers your questions and generally aids in the mission to bring down the twelve Arcana [[TheHeartless Shadows]]. Although it turns out that he's just been using the protagonists to bring about [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt The Fall]], in addition to being fairly clearly [[AGodAmI insane]]. A cutscene in FES reveals that his jovial personality was indeed genuine, showing him making up puns in complete solitude where there would be no need to maintain a pretense. Even his motives for bringing about the Fall seem more along the lines of DarkMessiah, rather than OmnicidalManiac.]]



** [[spoiler:And speaking of Iris, she earns a spot in this trope as well. She's very polite and sophisticated, even if she orchestrated the whole war and killed her own father and had Karl imprisoned for his attempt to kill her. Her friendly demeanor even allowed all of RKS to trust her without knowing she started the coup [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]].]]
11th Dec '17 6:23:52 AM BeerBaron
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*** Dagoth Gares, one of Dagoth Ur's high ranking minions, will exchange a pleasant conversation with you and offer you some fine vintage brandy before offering to let you strike first.

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*** ** Dagoth Gares, Endus, one of Dagoth Ur's high ranking minions, highest-ranking goons, will exchange a pleasant conversation with you and offer you some [[GargleBlaster fine vintage brandy brandy]] before offering to let you strike first.first.
** Dagoth Gares, something of a DiscOneFinalBoss [[spoiler:who inflicts you with Corprus]], is likewise quite pleasant with you and will offer explanations and information about Dagoth Ur and the Sixth House.
4th Dec '17 11:01:00 AM Wooboo
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*** The Thieves Guild, once you get past a somewhat (and understandable, given their occupation) frosty reception, are by and large friendly with you. Even characters who were once rather brusque with you when you entered Riften who are or were members, such as Sapphire and Maul are much nicer to you once you join the guild. That said, they are still thieves and criminals, who in addition to fleecing half of Skyrim of their valuables are also actively engaged in extortion rackets against local businessmen and heavily involved (if somewhat reluctantly and fearfully) with Maven Black-Briar, a local corrupt businesswoman who is [[SmugSnake as far from this trope]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive as it gets.]]
3rd Dec '17 11:57:47 AM KamiKaze
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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters. Even when the player finally deletes her character data to defeat her, her VillainousBreakdown is more of a despairing HeelRealization.]]

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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters. Even when the player finally deletes her character data to defeat her, her VillainousBreakdown is more of a despairing HeelRealization.]]
15th Nov '17 8:39:42 PM rossbparks
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* While not initially, Bowser has evolved into this in ''Franchise/{{SuperMarioBros}}''. He begins showing shades of this in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' and becomes this all out in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' planning for his big perfect wedding with Princess Peach, complete with a classy tuxedo.

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* While not initially, Bowser has evolved into this in ''Franchise/{{SuperMarioBros}}''.''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''. He begins showing shades of this in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' and becomes this all out in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' planning for his big perfect wedding with Princess Peach, complete with a classy tuxedo.
15th Nov '17 8:39:13 PM rossbparks
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* While not initially, Bowser has evolved into this in ''Franchise/{{SuperMarioBros}}''. He begins showing shades of this in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' and becomes this all out in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' planning for his big perfect wedding with Princess Peach, complete with a classy tuxedo.
7th Nov '17 4:28:28 PM jormis29
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* The various {{Mega Corp}}s in ''Videogame/{{Starcrawlers}}'' at least [[SlaveToPR have to put up a friendly face]], though some of them, such as Agrigen or Chimera Biopharma, are genuinely nice and friendly folks. The former loves everyone and promotes peace and serenity, while still peddling food bars that contain incredibly addictive ingredients. The latter are polite and businesslike, but they'll also lie through their teeth about whether they ''actually'' delivered their medicines, and they'll let entire planets die of plague if they don't pay for their medication.

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* The various {{Mega Corp}}s in ''Videogame/{{Starcrawlers}}'' ''Videogame/StarCrawlers'' at least [[SlaveToPR have to put up a friendly face]], though some of them, such as Agrigen or Chimera Biopharma, are genuinely nice and friendly folks. The former loves everyone and promotes peace and serenity, while still peddling food bars that contain incredibly addictive ingredients. The latter are polite and businesslike, but they'll also lie through their teeth about whether they ''actually'' delivered their medicines, and they'll let entire planets die of plague if they don't pay for their medication.
16th Oct '17 12:39:16 AM LlamaAdventure
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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters. Even when the player finally deletes her character data to defeat her, her VillainousBreakdown is more of a despairing HeelRealization.)]]

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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters. Even when the player finally deletes her character data to defeat her, her VillainousBreakdown is more of a despairing HeelRealization.)]]]]
16th Oct '17 12:38:59 AM LlamaAdventure
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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters (at is, at least, until the player deletes her character data and she finally has her VillainousBreakdown.)]]

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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters (at is, at least, until falters. Even when the player finally deletes her character data and she finally has to defeat her, her VillainousBreakdown.VillainousBreakdown is more of a despairing HeelRealization.)]]
16th Oct '17 12:37:53 AM LlamaAdventure
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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters (at is, at least, until the player deletes her character data and she finally succumbs to despair.)]]

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* [[spoiler: Monika]] in ''Literature/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'' is an interesting example [[spoiler: in that she's a {{Yandere}} (one with MediumAwareness, at that,) which is an odd character trait for the archetype. Despite corrupting the game and ultimately [[MindRape Mind Raping]] and deleting every other girl in the game, and bits of her poetry showing a disturbing-yet-pitiful look into her psyche, her calm, polite NiceGirl personality never visibly falters (at is, at least, until the player deletes her character data and she finally succumbs to despair.has her VillainousBreakdown.)]]
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