History AndIMustScream / VideoGames

5th Jan '18 11:50:44 AM Dravencour
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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Fate route, under the church. Made worse by the fact that if you don't go there it's game over for you. Despite the protagonist actually saying that he feels a massive evil presence from the church's basement and that he should leave. This feeling has saved his and Saber's life around 5 times before, but the game designers suddenly just expect you to go against it. And the reward is BodyHorror. [[SarcasmMode Joy.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': Fate route, under the church. Made worse by the fact that if you don't go there it's game over GameOver for you. Despite the protagonist actually saying that he feels a massive evil presence from the church's basement and that he should leave. This feeling has saved his and Saber's life around 5 times before, but the game designers suddenly just expect you to go against it. And the reward is BodyHorror. [[SarcasmMode Joy.]]



** And the Bad End where Ilya puts Shirou's soul in a doll. And the one where she carries off [[ALoveToDismember his severed but still living head]]. Really, this trope shows up with disturbing frequency.

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** And the Bad End where Ilya puts Shirou's soul in a doll. And the one where she carries off [[ALoveToDismember his severed but still living head]].head]] (the very first Bad End you can get, by the way!). Really, this trope shows up with disturbing frequency.
15th Dec '17 5:40:42 PM Lopiny
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* ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'' has a few punishments like this, specially Lust's Screaming Subspace Voids, where the damned are put in a straitjacket, blindfolded, have their ears plugged, and are suspended by a cable in a black void with no sides to touch. Description states insanity comes real quick. There's also what the Powers That Be did to Scegf0d the Ungrateful [=Angel/Demon=], who never felt Heaven and its pleasures to be good enough, nor Hell to be painful and awful enough and was quite vocal about it: Remove all feeling from the equation and reincarnate him into an utterly unfeeling rock, a being of pure intellect that will go on through eons to feel nothing but his own increasing dementia.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'' has a few punishments like this, specially Lust's Screaming Subspace Voids, where the damned are put in a straitjacket, blindfolded, have their ears plugged, and are suspended by a cable in a black void with no sides to touch. Description states insanity comes real quick. There's also what the Powers That Be did to Scegf0d [=Scegf0d=] the Ungrateful [=Angel/Demon=], who never felt Heaven and its pleasures to be good enough, nor Hell to be painful and awful enough and was quite vocal about it: Remove all feeling from the equation and reincarnate him into an utterly unfeeling rock, a being of pure intellect that will go on through eons to feel nothing but his own increasing dementia.
15th Dec '17 5:35:19 PM Lopiny
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* ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'' has a few punishments like this, specially Lust's Screaming Subspace Voids, where the damned are put in a straitjacket, blindfolded, have their ears plugged, and are suspended by a cable in a black void with no sides to touch. Description states insanity comes real quick.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Afterlife}}'' has a few punishments like this, specially Lust's Screaming Subspace Voids, where the damned are put in a straitjacket, blindfolded, have their ears plugged, and are suspended by a cable in a black void with no sides to touch. Description states insanity comes real quick. There's also what the Powers That Be did to Scegf0d the Ungrateful [=Angel/Demon=], who never felt Heaven and its pleasures to be good enough, nor Hell to be painful and awful enough and was quite vocal about it: Remove all feeling from the equation and reincarnate him into an utterly unfeeling rock, a being of pure intellect that will go on through eons to feel nothing but his own increasing dementia.
28th Nov '17 7:30:07 PM dearmoviegoers
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*** They can also be fried by a LogicBomb, meaning they are undeniably sentient and intelligent.
17th Oct '17 8:30:30 AM BeerBaron
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* According to the lore behind ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is what happens to Daedra when they are banished or killed. They can come back, but spending a few hundred years in such a state may explain why most Daedra are so keen on destroying that place where so many pesky Daedra-killing heroes come from.
** BigBad Mehrunes Dagon suffers a particularly ironic version. As the Daedra Prince of Destruction, he exists to destroy everything and his Daedric realm reflects that, being a wasteland. However, due to the nature of Oblivion (the dimension that all daedra call home) and the immortality of all daedra, ''he can't actually destroy anything for good''. He's the embodiment of Destruction, and he can't do squat in his own realm. It's his main motivation for trying to enter Tamriel -- there, he ''can'' cause lasting destruction.
*** And another Daedra Prince, Jyggalag the Prince of Order, suffers a similarly ironic version thanks to the other Princes. [[spoiler:He was cursed to become Sheogorath the Prince of Madness, the opposite of everything he originally embodied]].
** The Mythic Dawn agents that you kill over the course of the game. The place they're sent to upon death ''looks'' pleasant, but in truth they're on a plane in Oblivion, being killed over and over again by Daedra until Mehunes Dagon claims victory, which will restore them all.
** The Corprus disease from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' turns you into what the page quote describes. Except you're also hungry for flesh. And you become immune to all other diseases and don't age, meaning you're stuck in this state until someone cures you. [[spoiler:There is a cure, but it only works on the player character. Anyone else who takes it dies.]] Also, most people who have a case in their family ship them off to a quarantine, where the staff tries to ease their suffering to whatever extent they can. Finally, corprus victims can die from the disease instead of becoming immortal. Or, even if it makes them immortal, they can still be put out of their misery.
** Soul Gems. The other games had you assume that they were harmless and just capturing the soul of a dead thing that lived on peacefully. However, in Skyrim, you have to enter a soul gem to remove the soul from it, revealing that the soul trapped inside is ''completely conscious and alive'', left floating in nothingness except for a few crystal platforms potentially forever. Doing it on a man, mer, or beast-man requires a special black soul gem, and is generally frowned upon.
--> '''M'aiq The Liar:''' "M'aiq was soul trapped once. Not very pleasant. You should think about that once in a while."
** In the Dawnguard DLC, we are introduced (or for longtime fans, re-introduced) to the Soul Cairn. You think that random bandit's soul you trapped is simply "used up" when you recharge your weapon? Think again. The moment you do so, the soul is sent straight to the Soul Cairn. Where they remain. ''For the rest of eternity''. There is absolutely no hope of escape or rescue. '''''Ever'''''. Nobody can remove your soul from the Cairn, and since you exist as a pure soul, you cannot even hope for the sweet release of death. While you are there, you can expect to be hunted down by undead horrors and have your soul's power drained and utilized for any number of horrific purposes. Even those who manage to successfully hide speak of merely ''being'' there as hellish; they exist in a constant state of fear, paranoia, and spiritual exhaustion, sure that they are constantly being watched by... something. The truly unlucky are turned into servants of the "Ideal Masters", the rulers of the Soul Cairn. The masters view this as peaceful immortality, but the afflicted souls are left in a state of unending psychological torment, only able to forever curse the beings who have entrapped them so.
--> '''Wrathman:''' "You have taken my life, and given me NOTHING! Eternal happiness? Life everlasting? No! Eternal nightmare! Death everlasting! Nothing now. Nothing forever more... What does it matter? It's not MY fault! You said I'd live forever. And this is LIFE? You CHEATED me! I HATE you!"

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* According to the lore behind ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', this is what happens to ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** The
Daedra when they are banished or killed. the [[OurGodsAreDifferent et'Ada ("original spirits")]] who did not participate in the creation of Mundus (the mortal plane) and thus, maintain their full divine power including CompleteImmortality. They can come back, manifest in a physical form and are not actually killed if that form is slain, but spending their spirit is forced back to Oblivion to coalesce, a process which can take hundreds of years and is considered by them to be "torturous and humiliating". Spending a few hundred years in such a state may explain why most Daedra are so keen on destroying that place (Mundus) where so many pesky Daedra-killing heroes come from.
** BigBad Mehrunes Dagon Dagon, the [[DestroyerDeity Daedric Prince of Destruction]], suffers a particularly ironic version. from this one two levels:
***
As the Daedra Daedric Prince of Destruction, he exists Dagon ''exists'' to destroy everything ''everything'', and his Daedric realm [[EldritchLocation Daedric]] [[GeniusLoci Plane]] reflects that, this, being a wasteland. [[LethalLavaLand Lethal Lava Wasteland]]. However, due to the nature of Oblivion (the dimension that all daedra call home) (chaotic and ever-changing) as well as the aforementioned immortality of all daedra, the Daedric beings who reside there, ''he can't actually destroy anything for good''. He's good''.
*** The [[LooseCanon Obscure Text]] ''[[https://www.imperial-library.info/content/seven-fights-aldudagga The Seven Fights of
the embodiment Aldudagga]]'' implies that this was done ''intentionally'' to Dagon as a form of Destruction, IronicHell, which he can only escape by accomplishing an ImpossibleTask, as punishment for interfering in Alduin's (the [[DragonsAreDemonic draconic]] BeastOfTheApocalypse) [[ViciousCycle cyclical destruction of the world]].
---> '''Alduin:''' ''"You I curse right here
and he can't do squat in his own realm. It's his main motivation right now! I take away your ability to jump and jump and jump and doom you to [the void] where you will not be able to leave except for trying to enter Tamriel -- there, he ''can'' cause lasting destruction.
*** And
auspicious days long between one and another Daedra Prince, Jyggalag and even so only through hard, hard work. And it will be this way, my little corner cutter, until you have destroyed all that in the world which you have stolen from earlier kalpas, which is to say probably never at all!"''
** Jyggalag, the Daedric
Prince of Order, suffers a similarly ironic version thanks [[ControlFreak Order]] (in contrast to the other Princes. [[spoiler:He was cursed [[OrderVersusChaos chaos-leaning]] Princes), suffered a similar IronicHell version by [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis being forced to become Sheogorath his own antithesis]] by the other Princes, who feared his growing power. That antithesis [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan took the form]] of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness, [[MadGod Madness]]. (The main plot of ''Oblivion'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion is all about resolving this situation.)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' has
the opposite Corprus Disease, an [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] disease channeled from the power of everything he originally embodied]].
**
the [[CosmicKeystone Heart]] of a [[GodIsDead "dead" god]] by the game's BigBad, Dagoth Ur. The physical side effects of the disease essentially combine the worst aspects of leprosy, cancer, and dimentia, eventually turning sufferers into mindless bloated monsters. On the "plus" side, it [[IdealIllnessImmunity makes you immune to all other diseases]] and turns you into TheAgeless. Essentially, your only hope for relief once the disease has advanced is a MercyKill. [[spoiler:Naturally, the [[PlayerCharacter Nerevarine]] catches the disease and is cured of the negative effects only. Also, naturally, the cure ''only'' works on the Nerevarine, killing all others it's tested on]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', the members of the [[ApocalypseCult
Mythic Dawn agents that you kill over the course Dawn]], worshipers of the game. Mehrunes Dagon and followers of BigBad Mankar Camoran, end up with such a fate when they die. The place they're sent to upon death ''looks'' pleasant, but in truth they're on a plane in Oblivion, being killed over and over again by Daedra until Mehunes Dagon claims is able to claim victory, at which point they will restore them all.
** The Corprus disease from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' turns you into what the page quote describes. Except you're also hungry for flesh. And you become immune to
(supposedly) all other diseases and don't age, meaning you're stuck in be restored.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
*** Reveals that
this state until someone cures you. [[spoiler:There is a cure, but it only works on the player character. Anyone else who takes it dies.]] Also, most people who have a case in their family ship them off to a quarantine, where for anyone or anything that dies under the staff tries to ease their suffering to whatever extent they can. Finally, corprus victims can die from effects of the disease instead of becoming immortal. Or, even if it makes them immortal, they can still be put out of their misery.
**
[[YourSoulIsMine Soul Gems. The other games had Trap]] spell. One quest requires you assume that they were harmless and just capturing the soul of a dead thing that lived on peacefully. However, in Skyrim, you have to to enter a soul gem to remove the soul from it, revealing that the soul trapped inside is ''completely conscious and alive'', left floating in nothingness except for a few crystal platforms potentially forever. Doing it on a man, mer, or beast-man requires a special black soul gem, and is generally frowned upon.
--> '''M'aiq ---> '''[[LegacyCharacter M'aiq The Liar:''' Liar]]:''' "M'aiq was soul trapped once. Not very pleasant. You should think about that once in a while."
** In the Dawnguard DLC, we are introduced (or for longtime fans, re-introduced) to *** The ''Dawnguard'' DLC takes it even further, having a sequence in the Soul Cairn.Cairn, a bleak SpiritWorld ruled over by the [[EldritchAbomination Ideal Masters]] where soul-trapped sapient souls end up for eternity. You think that random bandit's soul you trapped is simply "used up" when you recharge your weapon? Think again. The moment you do so, the soul is sent straight to the Soul Cairn. Where they remain. ''For the rest of eternity''. There is absolutely no hope of escape or rescue. '''''Ever'''''. Nobody can remove your soul from the Cairn, and since you exist as a pure soul, you cannot even hope for the sweet release of death. While you are there, you can expect to be hunted down by undead horrors and have your soul's power drained and utilized for any number of horrific purposes. Even those who manage to successfully hide speak of merely ''being'' there as hellish; they exist in a constant state of fear, paranoia, and spiritual exhaustion, sure that they are constantly being watched by... something. The truly unlucky are turned into servants of the "Ideal Masters", the rulers of the Soul Cairn. The masters view this as peaceful immortality, but the afflicted souls are left in a state of unending psychological torment, only able to forever curse the beings who have entrapped them so.
-->
so. (LegendaryInTheSequel ''Morrowind'' character Jiub is one of the souls who ends up here.)
--->
'''Wrathman:''' "You have taken my life, and given me NOTHING! Eternal happiness? Life everlasting? No! Eternal nightmare! Death everlasting! Nothing now. Nothing forever more... What does it matter? It's not MY fault! You said I'd live forever. And this is LIFE? You CHEATED me! I HATE you!"
14th Oct '17 9:19:31 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''VideoGame/DuckSeason'', this happens to the [[spoiler:[[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou player]]]] in the [[spoiler:"Stuck Forever" ending]]. If the player fails to [[spoiler:stop the dog from attacking the television screen in the showdown, the dog will go through it and trap the player in the game world. The dog steps in front of the screen and leans down to give a wave to the player before shutting the game off, with TheStinger having the screen turning back on and being presented with a new kid.]]
23rd Sep '17 3:27:33 AM Sumatris
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** You can even use Telepathy to read their minds: some are desperate, some saddened, some simply resigned. Also, on the way to the village there is a group of three trees who are later knocked down.Two of them are forced to helplessly watch as their companion is threatened to be dragged away by the river.

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** You can even use Telepathy to read their minds: some are desperate, some saddened, some simply resigned. Also, on the way to the village there is a group of three trees who are later knocked down. Two of them are forced to helplessly watch as their companion is threatened to be dragged away by the river.river.
** {{Subverted}} at the same time by some positive MoodWhiplash that occurs when you read the minds of some trees that later turn out to be the village's children. Their youthful curiosity and enthusiasm spared them from most of the horror because they were so fascinated by their unusual situation. One of the kid-trees for instance realises they never appreciated how good water can taste before they were turned into a plant.
15th Aug '17 10:11:45 AM Raposa6598
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* In the "Village Idiot" ending [[MultipleEndings (1 of 13!)]] of the FullMotionVideo game "Psychic Detective" the main character, Erik, [[spoiler:is rendered completely mentally handicapped.]] What pushes it into 'And I Must Scream' territory though? According to his narration [[spoiler:"there's still a little flicker in the back of my brain that knows exactly what's going on." ]]
7th Aug '17 7:48:53 PM njein123
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* ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'': The SecretCharacter known as Shadow Lady is [[VideoGame/StreetFighter Chun-Li]] from an AlternateUniverse where she was [[ReforgedIntoAMinion forcibly turned into a]] [[UnwillingRoboticization brainwashed cybernetic minion]] for Shadaloo. Before she was forcibly roboticized, Chun-Li routinely foiled Shadaloo's plans at every turn, and in retaliation, Shadaloo kidnapped, experimented and [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgized]] her for the sake of turning her into a pawn against Interpol. When the task was completed, they turned her into a living weapon, complete with a new name and transformed her into M. Bison's [[TheDragon top operative]]. Unlike Shadow--a roboticized Charlie Nash, who escaped shortly after being transformed--Shadaloo added a RestrainingBolt to Shadow Lady's programming and internal systems so the cyborg would [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul remain fully obedient and loyal to Bison]], and complete her missions by having her body be remotely controlled, essentially making her a [[DarkActionGirl Dark Action]] RobotGirl. As Shadow Lady, [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Chun-Li's formerly cheerful personality was obliterated, and her body's physiology altered so it]] [[EmotionlessGirl experienced no emotion apart from being a ruthless but highly effective killing machine]] and assassin for Shadaloo - in essence, she is essentially a completely different person inhabiting her body and mind (being more machine than human), and serves as nothing but a weapon against her former allies and Interpol. It's also been implied that deep down, [[AndIMustScream the old Chun-Li is still there on some level]], and is at least partially aware of what she has done. Even if her allies ever managed to revive her, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Chun-Li would have to deal with the]] [[HeelRealization guilt of being a tool for Shadaloo]], not to mention the fact that [[RealityEnsues being a brainwashed robotic minion wouldn't go away overnight]] should she become a good person again. Aside from retaining a few moves from her non-cyborgified variant, she has built-in high tech weaponry, and all of this was augmented to her robotic body, like the T-X from the ''{{Franchise/Terminator}}'' series, thus making her more faster and stronger than Shadow, but at the cost of becoming a brainwashed minion for Shadaloo. She shoots [[HomingProjectile homing]]/[[MissileLockOn heat-seeking missiles]] from [[BackpackCannon her back]], thrusts forward with [[ThisIsADrill a drill]], encases herself in a [[ShockAndAwe electric barrier]] (that also [[DeflectorShield deflects attacks]] and stuns opponents), miniaturized Vernier thrusters in her feet that enable her to jump much higher (and allow her to kick more rapidly) and fires a large beam ([[ArmCannon Big Bang Laser]]) from [[HandBlast her palms]]. [[spoiler:In her ending however, she manages to [[HeroicWillpower overcome Shadaloo's brainwashing,]] [[HeelFaceTurn regain her original memories as Chun-Li]], and join forces with Shadow in taking down Shadaloo. Despite this, she retains her robotic parts even after the brainwashing broke.]]
27th Jul '17 11:03:12 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:Rika Furude]] has been stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop for somewhere between a century and a millennium. In most iterations, one of her friends will [[HatePlague go insane and kill a bunch of people]]. In every iteration, [[spoiler:Rika is murdered, usually [[CruelAndUnusualDeath disemboweled while she's still alive]], and most or all of her friends die within a few days. Then she's resurrected in the past, and goes through it all over again, and she's the only one who remembers what's happening, but enough important details keep changing that she can't manage to stop it.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': [[spoiler:Rika Furude]] has been stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop for somewhere between a century and a millennium. In most iterations, one of her friends will [[HatePlague go insane and kill a bunch of people]]. In every iteration, [[spoiler:Rika is murdered, usually [[CruelAndUnusualDeath disemboweled while she's still alive]], and most or all of her friends die within a few days. Then she's resurrected in the past, and goes through it all over again, and she's the only one who remembers what's happening, but enough important details keep changing that she can't manage to stop it.it,]] and as with most examples, Rika but not exactly Rika eventually goes completely mad from it. In the sequel story, ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', there is a new character named Frederica Bernkastel that looks heavily like Rika. [[spoiler:It is revealed that Frederica is an amalgation of all the dozens or hundreds of Rika's incarnations that have died horribly, forming a being aptly titled "The most cruel witch", and one of her passtimes is doing the exact same thing to other mortals that has happened to her unwitting "creator".]]
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