History AlasPoorVillain / VideoGames

17th May '16 8:39:46 PM TheCuza
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* [[spoiler: Handsome Jack]] from ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' actually breaks down ''begging'' his enemy not to put an end to his life (or what little he has left) and actually ''cries'' for forgiveness. Keep in mind that this was the same villain who has been acting as a suave and cool MagnificentBastard who acted as Rhys' best friend before attempting to betray him. Even his enemy sounds sad when he departs ways with him forever.

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* [[spoiler: Handsome Jack]] [[spoiler:Handsome Jack's VirtualGhost]] from ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' actually breaks down ''begging'' his enemy not to put an end to his life (or what little he has left) ([[spoiler:as much as an AI can be alive anyway]]) and actually ''cries'' for forgiveness.forgiveness (unlike [[spoiler:the real Jack, who instead chose to [[DefiantToTheEnd rant angrily at you]] until you decide to interrupt him with bullets]]). Keep in mind that this was the same villain who has been acting as a suave and cool MagnificentBastard who acted as Rhys' best friend before attempting to betray him. Even his enemy sounds sad when he departs ways with him forever.
17th May '16 7:15:44 AM deven0711
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* ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has two examples, depending from the player's option:

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* ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has [[spoiler: two examples, depending from the player's option:option:]]
17th May '16 7:15:25 AM deven0711
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** Trevor's death. On the other hand, one might not feel so bad about killing Trevor when you remember some of his actions... But being burned alive, screaming his head off, is a horrible way to die even for him. That Trevor's implied to be more surprised and hurt by Franklin's betrayal than anything else is rather heartbreaking on its own; he clearly trusted him completely.
** Michael's death, as well. From Michael's distraught voice as he screams how Franklin was like a son to him, and that Michael practically let him stay at his house, to the shot of Michael's corpse on the ground and Franklin looking like he's just fighting back tears when he sees what he's done.

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** Trevor's [[spoiler:Trevor's death. On the other hand, one might not feel so bad about killing Trevor when you remember some of his actions... But being burned alive, screaming his head off, is a horrible way to die even for him. That Trevor's implied to be more surprised and hurt by Franklin's betrayal than anything else is rather heartbreaking on its own; he clearly trusted him completely.
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** Michael's [[spoiler:Michael's death, as well. From Michael's distraught voice as he screams how Franklin was like a son to him, and that Michael practically let him stay at his house, to the shot of Michael's corpse on the ground and Franklin looking like he's just fighting back tears when he sees what he's done.]]
16th May '16 5:21:51 PM Winner1
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** Quincy Sharp may have been a SleazyPolitician and an AxCrazy KnightTemplar who approved of some evil deeds in past Arkham games, but when you find out that he was DrivenToSuicide for [[HeelRealization realizing his misdeeds]] at the urging of a hallucination of Hugo Strange while facing punishment for his crimes in prison, you'd probably feel a little depressed at how his life fell apart so fast. This is only made worse by the fact that his motivation was to become Gotham's hero like Batman.



** Another one is [[spoiler:Asgore. He may be the main reason that you're character has to fight so many monsters, but he is actually a genuinely nice person. And he is killed in every ending save for the Pacifist run.]]

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** Another one is [[spoiler:Asgore. He may be the main reason that you're character has to fight so many monsters, but he is actually a genuinely nice person. And he is killed in every ending save for the Pacifist run.PacifistRun.]]


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* [[spoiler: Handsome Jack]] from ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'' actually breaks down ''begging'' his enemy not to put an end to his life (or what little he has left) and actually ''cries'' for forgiveness. Keep in mind that this was the same villain who has been acting as a suave and cool MagnificentBastard who acted as Rhys' best friend before attempting to betray him. Even his enemy sounds sad when he departs ways with him forever.
5th May '16 10:40:21 AM rufusluciusivan
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*** In the same game, Brahne's death is a surprisingly solemn moment. In spite of all the atrocities she did, Garnet still loses her mother when she dies. Although it's a little played with. While Garnet is (understandably) saddened by her death, the other party members (like Vivi) on the other hand feel sad for Garnet, not really for Brahne.
11th Mar '16 5:23:00 AM captainspycrab
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* In TheJourneymanProject trilogy, villain of the first game Elliot Sinclair gets this in his appearance in the third game when we find out his true motivations: he witnessed his hometown destroyed by a Cyrollan ship and spent the three and a half millennia of life granted him by exposure to an alien artifact slowly growing into a bitter old man. Having failed to stop the Cyrollans from returning, he's given up living and lost his immortality, slowly wasting away in a hospital bed in prison.

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* In TheJourneymanProject ''VideoGame/TheJourneymanProject'' trilogy, villain of the first game Elliot Sinclair gets this in his appearance in the third game when we find out his true motivations: he witnessed his hometown destroyed by a Cyrollan ship and spent the three and a half millennia of life granted him by exposure to an alien artifact slowly growing into a bitter old man. Having failed to stop the Cyrollans from returning, he's given up living and lost his immortality, slowly wasting away in a hospital bed in prison.
11th Mar '16 5:03:42 AM captainspycrab
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* In TheJourneymanProject trilogy, villain of the first game Elliot Sinclair gets this in his appearance in the third game when we find out his true motivations: he witnessed his hometown destroyed by a Cyrollan ship and spent the three and a half millennia of life granted him by exposure to an alien artifact slowly growing into a bitter old man. Having failed to stop the Cyrollans from returning, he's given up living and lost his immortality, slowly wasting away in a hospital bed in prison.
-->'''Gage''': I was at Atlantis. I saw its destruction.
-->'''Sinclair''': You saw it? [heartbroken] Then you ''know'' that the most beautiful city in history was destroyed by our '''benevolent protectors'.''
5th Mar '16 1:38:29 PM X2X
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** Hell, even Vamp gets one of these. Caught in a terrorist bombing, he was forced to drink the blood of his family in order to survive. And with the nanomachines in his body, he becomes as much of a DeathSeeker as Fortune was by the time ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGunsOfThePatriots'' rolls around. The fact that he's ''smiling'' as the nanomachines are finally shut down in his body makes you feel bad for him. Sort of.

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** Hell, even Vamp gets one of these. Caught in a terrorist bombing, he was forced to drink the blood of his family in order to survive. And with the nanomachines in his body, he becomes as much of a DeathSeeker as Fortune was by the time ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGunsOfThePatriots'' ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 4|GunsOfThePatriots}}'' rolls around. The fact that he's ''smiling'' as the nanomachines are finally shut down in his body makes you feel bad for him. Sort of.



** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': [[TheFakeCutie Paz Ortega Andrade (Pacifica Ocean)]], claimed to be a believer of peace, but was really a spy and fooled Big Boss and his people, becoming the BigBad of the game itself. However, her dairy entries showed that during the time she regretted her actions but she felt she didn't have a choice in the matter. Fast forward to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain (Ground Zeroes, prologue)'' and we discover that Paz survived, but is a prisoner who was getting tortured and possibly raped for months. Chico, who deeply cared about her, tried to save her, only to be captured and used as leverage against her. In spite of all this, she found some solace and hope in having Chico, her only companion and friend in that prison camp. Big Boss is able to save her and Chico, and even remove a bomb that was implanted in her stomach. Only for her to wake up and reveal that a second bomb was planted elsewhere in her body. She [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifices herself]] by jumping out of the helicopter just before the bomb detonates.

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** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': [[TheFakeCutie Paz Ortega Andrade (Pacifica Ocean)]], claimed to be a believer of peace, but was really a spy and fooled Big Boss and his people, becoming the BigBad of the game itself. However, her dairy entries showed that during the time she regretted her actions but she felt she didn't have a choice in the matter. Fast forward to ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain (Ground Zeroes, prologue)'' ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Ground Zeroes]]'' and we discover that Paz survived, but is a prisoner who was getting tortured and possibly raped for months. Chico, who deeply cared about her, tried to save her, only to be captured and used as leverage against her. In spite of all this, she found some solace and hope in having Chico, her only companion and friend in that prison camp. Big Boss is able to save her and Chico, and even remove a bomb that was implanted in her stomach. Only for her to wake up and reveal that a second bomb was planted elsewhere in her body. She [[RedemptionEqualsDeath sacrifices herself]] by jumping out of the helicopter just before the bomb detonates.



** In the [[{{Manga/KingdomHeartsII}} manga adaptation]], Sark's reason why he works alongside the Master Control Program was because [[spoiler: he lost faith in the users following the banishment of Ansem the Wise, and Terra-Xehanort taking his name. Since Sark had no idea on what really happened, he simply thought that Ansem betrayed him]]. His derezzing words were to warn Tron that Sora, Donald and Goofy would eventually betray him if he continues to believe in them. Sora, feeling sorry, reassures Tron that they will always be friends.

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** In the [[{{Manga/KingdomHeartsII}} [[Manga/KingdomHeartsII manga adaptation]], Sark's reason why he works alongside the Master Control Program was because [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he lost faith in the users following the banishment of Ansem the Wise, and Terra-Xehanort taking his name. Since Sark had no idea on what really happened, he simply thought that Ansem betrayed him]]. His derezzing words were to warn Tron that Sora, Donald and Goofy would eventually betray him if he continues to believe in them. Sora, feeling sorry, reassures Tron that they will always be friends.



** ''Fire Emblem 6'' has Gale, who was never your enemy, and was possibly romantically linked to one of your party members (though it isn't necessary to kill him) and Brenya in the bonus chapters - fighting for a king already dead and knowing she only fights to be killed to stall your army. The final boss was a frail looking girl, though she gets better.

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** ''Fire Emblem 6'' ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade]]'' has Gale, who was never your enemy, and was possibly romantically linked to one of your party members (though it isn't necessary to kill him) and Brenya in the bonus chapters - fighting for a king already dead and knowing she only fights to be killed to stall your army. The final boss was a frail looking girl, though she gets better.



*** And Kenneth and Jerme might earn a modicum of pity as well when you consider their appearance as Morphs in the finale chapter, GoOutWithASmile included. It ''is'' implied by Eliwood and Co. that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy both men were driven insane by Nergal]], especially when you consider that Jerme used to be the Fang's finest assassin before Jaffar joined the Four Fangs - Brendan had already shown he didn't tolerate sociopaths by locking up [[AxCrazy Pascal]] [[AMillionIsAStatistic Gretzner]] (who deserves to be on the list of 'completely hateable Fang members') in the past, after the man massacred innocents while gunning for his targets, just because he enjoyed killing so much.

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*** And Kenneth and Jerme might earn a modicum of pity as well when you consider their appearance as Morphs in the finale chapter, GoOutWithASmile included. It ''is'' implied by Eliwood and Co. that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy both men were driven insane by Nergal]], especially when you consider that Jerme used to be the Fang's finest assassin before Jaffar joined the Four Fangs - Brendan had already shown he didn't tolerate sociopaths by locking up [[AxCrazy Pascal]] [[AMillionIsAStatistic Gretzner]] (who deserves to be on the list of 'completely "completely hateable Fang members') members") in the past, after the man massacred innocents while gunning for his targets, just because he enjoyed killing so much.



** Back in ''Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu'', several people Tear Jerked over Alvis, who was actually similar to Lyon, and wasn't entirely the evil bastard he would appear to be if you took him in context. (One FreudianExcuse later) He was actually shown to be trying to [[PetTheDog ''stop'']] the Child Hunts that were going on. Even Celice, [[YouKilledMyFather whose father was murdered]] by Alvis, later says that Alvis does not deserve to be demonized in history.
** Even earlier were Camus and Emperor Hardin in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Akaneia series]]. The former is a [[WorthyOpponent Honorable Knight]] who helps the player at several points even though he works for the enemy and suffered from MyCountryRightOrWrong. His death is somewhat lessened by Gaiden revealing that he was NotQuiteDead, but he still gave up his old identity as Camus. The latter was a trustworthy ally who fought alongside Marth, and was a great Hero to the many he rescued from slavery. He ended up going through a DespairEventHorizon and getting BrainwashedAndCrazy into [[EvilOverlord being a power hungry tyrant]]. As he's dying, he [[DyingAsYourself reverts back to his old heroic self]]. Both characters likely inspired the later tragic villains in the series.
** The remake of the game [[FillerVillain adds]] Kleine. Throughout the game, she's depicted as a sadistic, cold-hearted killer, who constantly abuses her adoptive sister Katarina for being useless. So you look forward to the moment when you finally get to fight her...and her death comes as one of the most heart-wrenching [[TearJerker tear jerkers]] in the series, specially when she asks Katarina "StayWithMeUntilIDie".
*** Also, Eremiya from the remake. She's the one to blame for Kleine being the way she is (and Katarina, and Roro, and Roro's clones...), then when you finally beat the bitch, it's like [[DecapitatedArmy a moment to celebra]] - [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle what's]] ''[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle this]]''?! Gharnef put her under MindRape when she fell into despair after witnessing the deaths of the orphans she originally cared for during the war, turning her ''into'' a Mega-Abusive-Bitch? And now, while she's dying, he completely restores her memories of who she once was, laughs, and lets her bleed to death in complete despair? ...Ouch. Just...''[[TearJerker ouch]]''! For a character who didn't even exist in the original game, that's some pretty powerful JerkassWoobie material right there. There's a '''very good''' ''reason'' Gharnef earns more loathing than the game's actual BigBad, [[FantasticRacism Medeus]].

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** Back in ''Fire ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu'', Keifu]]'', several people Tear Jerked over Alvis, who was actually similar to Lyon, and wasn't entirely the evil bastard he would appear to be if you took him in context. (One FreudianExcuse later) He was actually shown to be trying to [[PetTheDog ''stop'']] ''[[PetTheDog stop]]'' the Child Hunts that were going on. Even Celice, [[YouKilledMyFather whose father was murdered]] by Alvis, later says that Alvis does not deserve to be demonized in history.
** Even earlier were Camus and Emperor Hardin in the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Akaneia series]]. The former is a an [[WorthyOpponent Honorable Knight]] honorable knight]] who helps the player at several points even though he works for the enemy and suffered from MyCountryRightOrWrong. His death is somewhat lessened by Gaiden ''Gaiden'' revealing that he was NotQuiteDead, but he still gave up his old identity as Camus. The latter was a trustworthy ally who fought alongside Marth, and was a great Hero to the many he rescued from slavery. He ended up going through a DespairEventHorizon and getting BrainwashedAndCrazy into [[EvilOverlord being a power hungry power-hungry tyrant]]. As he's dying, he [[DyingAsYourself reverts back to his old heroic self]]. Both characters likely inspired the later tragic villains {{tragic villain}}s in the series.
** The remake of the game [[FillerVillain adds]] Kleine. Throughout the game, she's depicted as a sadistic, cold-hearted killer, who constantly abuses her adoptive sister Katarina for being useless. So you look forward to the moment when you finally get to fight her... and her death comes as one of the most heart-wrenching [[TearJerker tear jerkers]] in the series, specially when she asks Katarina "StayWithMeUntilIDie".
"StayWithMeUntilIDie."
*** Also, Eremiya from the remake. She's the one to blame for Kleine being the way she is (and Katarina, and Roro, and Roro's clones...), then when you finally beat the bitch, it's like [[DecapitatedArmy a moment to celebra]] - [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle what's]] ''[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle this]]''?! Gharnef put her under MindRape when she fell into despair after witnessing the deaths of the orphans she originally cared for during the war, turning her ''into'' a Mega-Abusive-Bitch? And now, while she's dying, he completely restores her memories of who she once was, laughs, and lets her bleed to death in complete despair? ... Ouch. Just... ''[[TearJerker ouch]]''! For a character who didn't even exist in the original game, that's some pretty powerful JerkassWoobie material right there. There's a '''very good''' ''reason'' Gharnef earns more loathing than the game's actual BigBad, [[FantasticRacism Medeus]].



*** Then there's his boss, Sephiran, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and DeathSeeker who's out to [[SuicidalCosmicTempertantrum end it all]] because he can't see the good in the world anymore. The latter's cohort, Dheginsea is another example, as is Jarod, who for a relentlessly unpleasant {{Jerkass}} gets a surprisingly sympathetic send off, going down fighting after giving a RousingSpeech to his troops. The previous game has {{Antivillain}}s Shiharam and General Bryce, whose death's cross the line into PlayerPunch territory, and Petrine who while an incredibly vicious bitch for most of the game, goes out so [[HesitantSacrifice terrified]] that it's hard not to at least pity her.

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*** Then there's his boss, Sephiran, a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds and DeathSeeker who's out to [[SuicidalCosmicTempertantrum end it all]] because he can't see the good in the world anymore. The latter's cohort, Dheginsea is another example, as is Jarod, who for a relentlessly unpleasant {{Jerkass}} gets a surprisingly sympathetic send off, going down fighting after giving a RousingSpeech to his troops. The previous game has {{Antivillain}}s [[AntiVillain anti-villains]] Shiharam and General Bryce, whose death's cross the line into PlayerPunch territory, and Petrine who while an incredibly vicious bitch for most of the game, goes out so [[HesitantSacrifice terrified]] that it's hard not to at least pity her.
7th Feb '16 10:38:29 PM Karxrida
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** After Sora and co. defeat the Experiment and return the presents it stole, Santa Claus speculates that it only took them because it believed the joy associated with gifts would somehow give it a heart. Dr. Finklestein backs this up by mentioning he failed to provide the Experiment with a heart during the creation process.
4th Feb '16 10:13:50 AM kome360
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*** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'': Jacob assassinated the railway mogul Malcolm Millner... only to realize that ''he was fighting the Templars''. Jacob's been helping a Templar regain her fortune all along. Whoops.



* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'': Jacob assassinated the railway mogul Malcolm Millner... only to realize that ''he was fighting the Templars''. Jacob's been helping a Templar regain her fortune all along. Whoops.
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