History AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / VideoGames

17th Jun '16 2:01:59 AM ACW
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*** The Nova 'Covert Ops' mini-campaign seems to simultaneously clear up the matter and also add fuel to its fire; thanks to periodic memory wipes, Nova isn't even entirely sure what she's been up to herself. She ''seems'' to be loyal to the Dominion.... but only the Dominion itself, and not any particular set of ideals; she serves the idealistic Valerian Mengsk just as faithfully as she once served his CompleteMonster father.

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*** The Nova 'Covert Ops' mini-campaign seems to simultaneously clear up the matter and also add fuel to its fire; thanks to periodic memory wipes, Nova isn't even entirely sure what she's been up to herself. She ''seems'' to be loyal to the Dominion.... but only the Dominion itself, and not any particular set of ideals; she serves the idealistic Valerian Mengsk just as faithfully as she once served his CompleteMonster evil father.
14th Jun '16 1:11:45 PM Tinandel_1
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*** The Nova 'Covert Ops' mini-campaign seems to simultaneously clear up the matter and also add fuel to its fire; thanks to periodic memory wipes, Nova isn't even entirely sure what she's been up to herself. She ''seems'' to be loyal to the Dominion.... but only the Dominion itself, and not any particular set of ideals; she serves the idealistic Arcturus Mengsk just as faithfully as she once served his CompleteMonster father.

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*** The Nova 'Covert Ops' mini-campaign seems to simultaneously clear up the matter and also add fuel to its fire; thanks to periodic memory wipes, Nova isn't even entirely sure what she's been up to herself. She ''seems'' to be loyal to the Dominion.... but only the Dominion itself, and not any particular set of ideals; she serves the idealistic Arcturus Valerian Mengsk just as faithfully as she once served his CompleteMonster father.
14th Jun '16 12:13:24 PM Tinandel_1
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*** The Nova 'Covert Ops' mini-campaign seems to simultaneously clear up the matter and also add fuel to its fire; thanks to periodic memory wipes, Nova isn't even entirely sure what she's been up to herself. She ''seems'' to be loyal to the Dominion.... but only the Dominion itself, and not any particular set of ideals; she serves the idealistic Arcturus Mengsk just as faithfully as she once served his CompleteMonster father.
31st May '16 2:39:16 AM Doug86
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* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': Due to the fairly confusing ending and inconsistencies with [[spoiler: the game's manual]], there is some dispute over the motivation of [[spoiler: Jeremiah.]] TheReveal involves [[spoiler: Jeremiah stating that he has been DeadAllAlong and EvilAllAlong and that he used Patrick to kill off his siblings so that he could use the power of the Undying King for himself.]] However, the [[spoiler: journal entries written by him in the manual after his "death" in WorldWarOne are written as though his "cover story" was true]] meaning that there are two general explanations: [[spoiler: Jeremiah was telling the truth in TheReveal and the journal entries were misinformation- which leads to some FridgeLogic-]] or [[spoiler: Jeremiah chose to lie to some degree during TheReveal and was trying to goad Patrick into killing him for an unknown reason.]]

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* ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying'': Due to the fairly confusing ending and inconsistencies with [[spoiler: the game's manual]], there is some dispute over the motivation of [[spoiler: Jeremiah.]] TheReveal involves [[spoiler: Jeremiah stating that he has been DeadAllAlong and EvilAllAlong and that he used Patrick to kill off his siblings so that he could use the power of the Undying King for himself.]] However, the [[spoiler: journal entries written by him in the manual after his "death" in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI are written as though his "cover story" was true]] meaning that there are two general explanations: [[spoiler: Jeremiah was telling the truth in TheReveal and the journal entries were misinformation- which leads to some FridgeLogic-]] or [[spoiler: Jeremiah chose to lie to some degree during TheReveal and was trying to goad Patrick into killing him for an unknown reason.]]
23rd May '16 11:43:40 AM AlienPatch
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}]]:

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18th May '16 1:10:46 PM case
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* ''VideoGame/{{Paperboy}}'': The default and lightest possible interpretation of the Paperboy is that he delivers newspapers to subscribers and vandalizes non-subscribers for fun or out of spite. A darker interpretation is that it was never about the papers at all and the whole thing is one big [[ShameIfSomethingHappened protection racket]], which his superiors, and the police (who will only charge the Paperboy after he leaves the paper), are a part of. In some of the games, non-subscribers will convert to subscribers if they fall victim to enough vandalism.
3rd May '16 4:48:09 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Rika is ripe for this. Is she a poor, innocent girl [[spoiler:trapped in an [[GroundhogDayLoop endless game]] she can't escape from]], or is she a selfish (indirect) [[spoiler:mass-murderer who will make everyone else suffer for her own happiness]]? ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s Bernkastel is essentially the second interpretation given form. This is conveyed well in the arguably BetterThanCanon Silly Hat work seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYRRY66qDC4 here]]. Although even she could be given an alternate interpretation as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

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** Rika is ripe for this. Is she a poor, innocent girl [[spoiler:trapped in an [[GroundhogDayLoop endless game]] she can't escape from]], or is she a selfish (indirect) [[spoiler:mass-murderer who will make everyone else suffer for her own happiness]]? ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'''s ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'''s Bernkastel is essentially the second interpretation given form. This is conveyed well in the arguably BetterThanCanon Silly Hat work seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYRRY66qDC4 here]]. Although even she could be given an alternate interpretation as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.
30th Apr '16 12:28:18 AM Delta2501
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** Is Karol TheHeart binding the group together and with a solid CowardlyLion character arc, or does his cowardice and reliable tendency to run away when things get serious bad indicate he has no business going on a dangerous journey and make him a liability for the others? Is his drive to overcome his fears and emulate the Don's strength admirable, or a sign he's trying to force himself into a role that really doesn't suit him when he'd do better to look for another dream?
24th Apr '16 8:03:14 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}]]:
** Toriel is the first non hostile friendly monster you meet in the underground and she solves some puzzles for you while making sure you're not hurt. After arriving at her house, she is not only overjoyed that she has company again in a long time, she even has a room set up for you and lessons prepared to educate you. If you try to leave her so you can return to your home with the humans, she blocks the way and attacks you to see if you're really capable of standing up on your own two feet. Is Toriel an extreme case of MyBelovedSmother or is she just really worried about the player character's safety and doesn't want anything bad to happen to them? [[spoiler: It's only during the true pacifist route where you discover that Toriel and her husband had two kids of their own that died at the same time before the game started.]]
11th Apr '16 10:52:19 PM aye_amber
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* SayaNoUta: Yousuke is a calm, quiet family man who enjoys his calm, quiet life, until [[spoiler: Saya]] causes him to hallucinate the same way Fuminori does and he immediately becomes a violent psychopath [[spoiler: whose first instinct is to kill the "monsters", his wife and daughter, and rape the only girl he can find, Saya.]] This happens in a matter of ''minutes''. Considering how long it took Fuminori to sink that low, it begs the question of just how sane was Yousuke, really? Did he really go insane, or was he always two steps away from being a lunatic and [[spoiler: Saya]] just happened to bring it to a boil by messing with his brain?

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* SayaNoUta: VisualNovel/SayaNoUta: Yousuke is a calm, quiet family man who enjoys his calm, quiet life, until [[spoiler: Saya]] causes him to hallucinate the same way Fuminori does and he immediately becomes a violent psychopath [[spoiler: whose first instinct is to kill the "monsters", his wife and daughter, and rape the only girl he can find, Saya.]] This happens in a matter of ''minutes''. Considering how long it took Fuminori to sink that low, it begs the question of just how sane was Yousuke, really? Did he really go insane, or was he always two steps away from being a lunatic and [[spoiler: Saya]] just happened to bring it to a boil by messing with his brain?
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