History AlasPoorVillain / VideoGames

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.
4th Feb '16 10:13:09 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.
4th Feb '16 9:32:40 AM Arzion5000
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** Skull Face: While he was a douchebag for most of the game, it's hard not to feel sorry for him during his final moments, slowly dying in pain after being crushed and his limbs (except his left arm) dismembered by Ocelot and Big Boss, all while he begged to be killed. But then he got killed by Huey, and then he yelled "REVENGE!"
17th Jan '16 10:45:26 AM thatmadork
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* Comes up more than once in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. It first comes up with [[spoiler:Kellogg, the man who shot your partner and kidnapped your son Shaun]] when you [[spoiler:trawl through his memories after you kill him and find that he lived a horribly cruel life and [[NotSoDifferent lost his own wife and child]], which drove him to become a ruthless mercenary]]. Notable in that the [[PlayerCharacter Sole Survivor]] can either express sympathy for him or rationalise that he doesn't deserve it because [[spoiler:he knew himself what it was like to lose the love of your life and your only child and chose to inflict that misery on someone else]]. It also comes up with [[spoiler:Shaun himself, who is now an old man and head of the Institute]], provided you didn't kill him before the final quest and [[spoiler:didn't side with the Institute: he lies dying knowing that his own mother/father is about to destroy his life's work, still convinced that the Institute is the last hope for humanity. His last interaction with his parent is to bitterly tell them to leave.]]
12th Jan '16 8:00:49 PM AsForMyHandle
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* [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac Flowey,]]]] of all people, gets this at the end of a No Mercy Run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. [[spoiler: After explaining how he came to be to [[VillainProtagonist the Fallen Child]], he realizes that the Fallen Child plans to kill him, and [[VillainousBreakdown utterly panics.]] He destroys Asgore's soul for you in an effort to gain your favor, then takes the appearance and VoiceGrunting of his old self, Asriel, in a desperate attempt to remind the Fallen Child that he was- and still is- his best friend. The Fallen Child then ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath proceeds to brutally murder]]'' '''''[[KickTheDog his best friend.]]''''']] For everything he did, it's still far more horrifying that satisfying to see his demise.
** Another one in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} 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 also is killed in every ending but the Pacifist run.]]

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* [[spoiler: [[OmnicidalManiac Flowey,]]]] of all people, gets this at the end of a No Mercy Run in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''. [[spoiler: After explaining how he came to be to [[VillainProtagonist the Fallen Child]], he realizes that the Fallen Child plans to kill him, and [[VillainousBreakdown utterly panics.]] He destroys Asgore's soul for you in an effort to gain your favor, then takes the appearance and VoiceGrunting of his old self, Asriel, in a desperate attempt to remind the Fallen Child that he was- and still is- his their best friend. The Fallen Child then ''[[CruelAndUnusualDeath proceeds to brutally murder]]'' '''''[[KickTheDog his their best friend.]]''''']] For everything he did, it's still far more horrifying that satisfying to see his demise.
** Another one in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} is [[spoiler: Asgore.[[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 also he is killed in every ending but save for the Pacifist run.]]
9th Jan '16 6:35:14 AM vineshadow26498
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**Another one in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} 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 also is killed in every ending but the Pacifist run.]]
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