History AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / VideoGames

18th Jan '18 7:39:35 AM KizunaTallis
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** Did [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Ted Faro]] truly believe he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing the best thing]] for [[spoiler:the reborn human race by erasing the Old Ones' knowledge from APOLLO in the belief that this knowledge was what [[AndManGrewProud laid the groundwork for humanity's self-destruction]]]], or was he a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] DirtyCoward looking for a convenient excuse to remove any chance of [[spoiler:being remembered as the person responsible for the RobotWar disaster that killed off all life on Earth]]? Was he suffering from a case of NeverMyFault and convinced himself that [[spoiler:it wasn't ''his'' fault these events happened but rather the knowledge/society that enabled him to do this]], or did he just completely [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break down]] and [[SanitySlippage go crazy]] from the [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault weight of the guilt]] he felt for being responsible for the mess that destroyed civilization and doomed the human race (in addition to losing his MoralityChain [[FriendToAllLivingThings Elisabet]])]]? [[TakeAThirdOption Or even a mixture of all of these?]]
** Whether Sylens' cynical worldview is truly good or not. He believes that [[spoiler:humanity is a feeble thing and only through mutual gain and the chase of absolute truth do we better ourselves. While his actions helped shed light on the misunderstandings the new generation has regarding the Old Ones, Sylens' history with HADES]] and Aloy's opinion of him seem to suggest that he isn't as benevolent as he thinks he is.

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** Did [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Ted Faro]] truly believe he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing the best thing]] for [[spoiler:the reborn human race by erasing the Old Ones' knowledge from APOLLO in the belief that this knowledge was what [[AndManGrewProud laid the groundwork for humanity's self-destruction]]]], or was he a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] DirtyCoward looking for a convenient excuse to remove any chance of [[spoiler:being remembered as the person responsible for the RobotWar disaster that killed off all life on Earth]]? Was he suffering from a case of NeverMyFault and convinced himself that [[spoiler:it wasn't ''his'' fault these events happened but rather the knowledge/society that enabled him to do this]], or did he just completely [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break down]] and [[SanitySlippage go crazy]] from the [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault weight of the guilt]] he felt for being responsible for the mess that destroyed civilization and doomed the human race (in addition to losing his MoralityChain [[FriendToAllLivingThings Elisabet]])]]? race]]? [[TakeAThirdOption Or even a mixture of all of these?]]
*** To a lesser extent, Ted's relationship with Elisabet Sobeck can be subject to this. He clearly respected her and her intelligence enough to call her for help when crap began to hit the fan, she was essentially his MoralityChain in the days [[spoiler:Project Zero Dawn was being built up, and her death clearly exacerbated his SanitySlippage]]. Were they simply [[WeUsedtoBeFriends former friends and colleagues]] that had a falling out over opposing philosophies, or [[DryDockedShip was there a deeper relationship going on before things went south]]?
** Whether Sylens' cynical worldview is truly good justified or not. He believes that [[spoiler:humanity humanity is a feeble thing and only through mutual gain and the chase of absolute truth do we better ourselves. While his actions helped shed [[spoiler:shed light on the misunderstandings the new generation has regarding the Old Ones, Sylens' history with HADES]] and Aloy's opinion of him seem to suggest that he isn't as benevolent as he thinks he is.
25th Dec '17 8:08:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''

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** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''
25th Dec '17 7:52:42 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/SuperDanganRonpa2''

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** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/SuperDanganRonpa2''''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/SuperDanganRonpa2''
24th Dec '17 8:00:23 PM Angeldeb82
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* ''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}'': The black block (the only thing in the game that you could tentatively call a character) is pretty creepy, so it's easy to think of it as an antagonist, [[YankTheDogsChain a tease]], an EldritchAbomination, etc. But you could also interpret it as just...[[spoiler:lost]]. It seems to be [[spoiler:trying to find its way home]]. This also gives us an alternate interpretation of the ''player's'' role instead of just being "the player", you're [[spoiler:a ''hero'' of sorts. This poor black block can't find its way home, and you swoop in to save the day and personally escort it back to its proper place. With this in mind, the GainaxEnding can feel like a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}'': The black block (the only thing in the game that you could tentatively call a character) is pretty creepy, so it's easy to think of it as an antagonist, [[YankTheDogsChain a tease]], an EldritchAbomination, etc. But you could also interpret it as just...[[spoiler:lost]]. It seems to be [[spoiler:trying to find its way home]]. This also gives us an alternate interpretation of the ''player's'' role instead of just being "the player", you're [[spoiler:a ''hero'' of sorts. This poor black block can't find its way home, and you swoop in to save the day and personally escort it back to its proper place. With this in mind, the GainaxEnding can feel like a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming]].SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'': It's hard to tell with the bosses since all you do is fight them, but not all of them seem inherently evil. After all, Cuphead and Mugman lose their souls to [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] and aren't evil. At least some of the debtors probably aren't evil, but they are none too keen to lose their souls so all of them resolve to go down fighting.



** Likewise, Kaathe [[spoiler:could be honest in his intention to give rise to mankind by ushering in the Age of Dark, or he's being just as deceitful as Frampt, and that the Age of Dark will not be good for any mortal.]]

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** Likewise, Kaathe [[spoiler:could be honest in his intention to give rise to mankind by ushering in the Age of Dark, or he's being just as deceitful as Frampt, and that the Age of Dark will not be good for any mortal.]]mortal]].
24th Dec '17 10:30:13 AM nombretomado
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* Loads of this in the Disney game ''EpicMickey''.

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* Loads of this in the Disney game ''EpicMickey''.''VideoGame/EpicMickey''.
8th Dec '17 10:04:45 AM PrincessGwen
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** Another WalkingSpoiler character, [[spoiler: W. D. Gaster]] is subject to this [[spoiler:due to being DummiedOut and every little references to him still remaining in the game are both ominous and ambiguous. Was he an arrogant EvilScientist who on his science bitted way too much that he could shallow, and whose erasure from reality actually benefited the Underworld? Or was he a relatively harmless scholar who poked too much into things that monsters weren't meant to know and unwittingly paid the price?]]

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** Another WalkingSpoiler character, [[spoiler: W. D. Gaster]] is subject to this [[spoiler:due to being DummiedOut and every little references to him still remaining in the game are both ominous and ambiguous. Was he an arrogant EvilScientist MadScientist who on his science bitted way too much that he could shallow, and whose erasure from reality actually benefited the Underworld? Underground? Or was he a relatively harmless scholar who poked too much into things that monsters weren't meant to know and unwittingly paid the price?]]
30th Nov '17 1:19:07 PM KizunaTallis
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** Did [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Ted Faro]] truly believe he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing the best thing]] for [[spoiler:the reborn human race by erasing the Old Ones' knowledge from APOLLO in the belief that this knowledge was what [[AndManGrewProud laid the groundwork for humanity's self-destruction]]]], or was he a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] DirtyCoward looking for a convenient excuse to remove any chance of [[spoiler:being remembered as the person responsible for the RobotWar disaster that killed off all life on Earth]]? Was he suffering from a case of NeverMyFault and convinced himself that [[spoiler:it wasn't ''his'' fault these events happened but rather the knowledge/society that enabled him to do this]], or did he just completely [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break down]] and [[SanitySlippage go crazy]] from the [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault weight of the guilt]] he felt for being responsible for the mess that destroyed civilization and doomed the human race (in addition to losing his MoralityChain [[FriendToAllLivingThings Elisabet]])]]? [[TakeAThird Or even a mixture of all of these?]]

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** Did [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Ted Faro]] truly believe he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing the best thing]] for [[spoiler:the reborn human race by erasing the Old Ones' knowledge from APOLLO in the belief that this knowledge was what [[AndManGrewProud laid the groundwork for humanity's self-destruction]]]], or was he a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] DirtyCoward looking for a convenient excuse to remove any chance of [[spoiler:being remembered as the person responsible for the RobotWar disaster that killed off all life on Earth]]? Was he suffering from a case of NeverMyFault and convinced himself that [[spoiler:it wasn't ''his'' fault these events happened but rather the knowledge/society that enabled him to do this]], or did he just completely [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break down]] and [[SanitySlippage go crazy]] from the [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault weight of the guilt]] he felt for being responsible for the mess that destroyed civilization and doomed the human race (in addition to losing his MoralityChain [[FriendToAllLivingThings Elisabet]])]]? [[TakeAThird [[TakeAThirdOption Or even a mixture of all of these?]]
30th Nov '17 1:18:39 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''VideoGame/HorizonZeroDawn''
** Did [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom Ted Faro]] truly believe he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing the best thing]] for [[spoiler:the reborn human race by erasing the Old Ones' knowledge from APOLLO in the belief that this knowledge was what [[AndManGrewProud laid the groundwork for humanity's self-destruction]]]], or was he a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-absorbed]] DirtyCoward looking for a convenient excuse to remove any chance of [[spoiler:being remembered as the person responsible for the RobotWar disaster that killed off all life on Earth]]? Was he suffering from a case of NeverMyFault and convinced himself that [[spoiler:it wasn't ''his'' fault these events happened but rather the knowledge/society that enabled him to do this]], or did he just completely [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone break down]] and [[SanitySlippage go crazy]] from the [[spoiler:[[ItsAllMyFault weight of the guilt]] he felt for being responsible for the mess that destroyed civilization and doomed the human race (in addition to losing his MoralityChain [[FriendToAllLivingThings Elisabet]])]]? [[TakeAThird Or even a mixture of all of these?]]
** Whether Sylens' cynical worldview is truly good or not. He believes that [[spoiler:humanity is a feeble thing and only through mutual gain and the chase of absolute truth do we better ourselves. While his actions helped shed light on the misunderstandings the new generation has regarding the Old Ones, Sylens' history with HADES]] and Aloy's opinion of him seem to suggest that he isn't as benevolent as he thinks he is.



** What Diz says is true, when talking about ''normal Nobodies''. The problem is that he applies the same ideas to Roxas, who can and does feel emotions (which probably has something to do with [[spoiler:Ventus]]), and Naminé, who he ''admits'' in the Secret Ansem Reports is almost nothing like a Nobody to begin with.

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** What Diz says is true, when talking about ''normal Nobodies''. The problem is that he applies the same ideas to Roxas, who can and does feel emotions (which probably has something to do with [[spoiler:Ventus]]), and Naminé, who he ''admits'' in the Secret Ansem Reports is almost nothing like a Nobody very unique case to begin with.
28th Nov '17 4:08:16 AM rixion
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* ''Dangan Ronpa series''
** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/SuperDanganRonpa2''
** ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''



* ''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''
28th Nov '17 4:02:48 AM rixion
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* ''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganronpaV3''

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* ''AlternativeCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganronpaV3''''AlternateCharacterInterpretation/NewDanganRonpaV3''
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