History AntiVillain / VideoGames

22nd Aug '16 11:54:32 PM Nicoaln
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* Symmetra from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is by default a good hearted lady... except she's pretty much the top enforcer of [[MegaCorp Vishkar]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporation]], a very KnightTemplar organization that have no qualms about making people suffer in order to describe their brand of order while getting more profits. Symmetra is baffled with their underhanded methods, but believed that maybe they're doing it ForTheGreaterGood... which was because she was kidnapped from her old life of poverty by themselves and quite possibly indoctrinated with their philosophies from young age just because they want her talent in HardLight manipulation.

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* Symmetra from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is by default a good hearted lady... except she's pretty much the top enforcer of [[MegaCorp Vishkar]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporation]], a very KnightTemplar organization that have no qualms about making people suffer in order to describe their brand of order while getting more profits. Symmetra is baffled with their underhanded methods, but believed that maybe they're doing it ForTheGreaterGood... which was because she was kidnapped from her old life of poverty by themselves and quite possibly indoctrinated with their philosophies from young age just because they want her talent in HardLight manipulation. WordOfGod states this was intentional - she is described as not being a villain in the sense of Reaper or Widowmaker, but people in-universe may view her as a villain.
14th Aug '16 10:20:03 AM nombretomado
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** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] is this in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''. He's downright polite when facing off against the heroes, saving the [[DefectorFromDecadence trash-talking]] for when dealing with the other villains in Chaos' faction. [[spoiler: And reflecting his HeelFaceTurn from the original game, he turns out to be a StealthMentor for Cecil. By the end of the game, his role in the story can [[GoodAllAlong hardly be called antagonistic.]]]]

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** [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] is this in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''.''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''. He's downright polite when facing off against the heroes, saving the [[DefectorFromDecadence trash-talking]] for when dealing with the other villains in Chaos' faction. [[spoiler: And reflecting his HeelFaceTurn from the original game, he turns out to be a StealthMentor for Cecil. By the end of the game, his role in the story can [[GoodAllAlong hardly be called antagonistic.]]]]
14th Aug '16 2:31:51 AM Potman
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* King Asgore of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has declared war on all humans, giving hope to the monsters trapped in Mt. Ebott that they can one day return to the surface and enact their revenge for being sealed. [[spoiler:Asgore made that declaration in a fit of anger after the death of his son Asriel and his adopted human child, Chara, both of which humans were responsible for. Asgore has regretted it ever since, but is forced to keep up the ruse because the people would turn on him if he didn't. When the player reaches Asgore in a boss battle, it's clear he really doesn't want to go through with killing the player, but feels [[ShootTheDog he has no choice]].]]

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* King Asgore of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has declared war on all humans, giving hope to the monsters trapped in Mt. Ebott that they can one day return to the surface and enact their revenge for being sealed. [[spoiler:Asgore made that declaration in a fit of anger after the death of his son Asriel and his adopted human child, Chara, both of which humans were responsible for. Asgore has regretted it ever since, but is forced to keep up the ruse because the people would turn on him if he didn't. When the player reaches Asgore in a boss battle, it's clear he really doesn't want to go through with killing the player, but feels [[ShootTheDog he has no choice]].]]
21st Jul '16 4:38:26 AM ChrisX
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* Symmetra from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is by default a good hearted lady... except she's pretty much the top enforcer of [[MegaCorp Vishkar]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporation]], a very KnightTemplar organization that have no qualms about making people suffer in order to describe their brand of order while getting more profits. Symmetra is baffled with their underhanded methods, but believed that maybe they're doing it ForTheGreaterGood... which was because she was kidnapped from her old life of poverty by themselves and quite possibly indoctrinated with their philosophies from young age just because they want her talent in HardLight manipulation.
17th Jul '16 8:38:20 AM nombretomado
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* Yasha in ''AsurasWrath'' who despite following the cause, starts to question weather the other Demi-gods way of trying to stop vlitra via [[spoiler: Stealing human souls]] is the right way. [[spoiler: Deus, to a lesser extent, is one of these as well]].

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* Yasha in ''AsurasWrath'' ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' who despite following the cause, starts to question weather the other Demi-gods way of trying to stop vlitra via [[spoiler: Stealing human souls]] is the right way. [[spoiler: Deus, to a lesser extent, is one of these as well]].
10th Jul '16 12:19:12 PM nombretomado
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* Speaking of BioWare, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' features Loghain, who crosses that MoralEventHorizon several times early in the game, but chiefly because [[MyCountryRightOrWrong he pathologically fears a re-invasion of a foreign country]] that had ''enslaved'' the land within most adults' memory. He didn't believe that a real Blight was occurring, just a surge of Darkspawn. When he finds out the Archdemon ''really is coming'', he tries his best to resolve the situation. You can even have him [[TheAtoner atone]] by [[spoiler: forcing him to become a Grey Warden and sacrifice his life to kill the Archdemon]].

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* Speaking of BioWare, Creator/BioWare, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' features Loghain, who crosses that MoralEventHorizon several times early in the game, but chiefly because [[MyCountryRightOrWrong he pathologically fears a re-invasion of a foreign country]] that had ''enslaved'' the land within most adults' memory. He didn't believe that a real Blight was occurring, just a surge of Darkspawn. When he finds out the Archdemon ''really is coming'', he tries his best to resolve the situation. You can even have him [[TheAtoner atone]] by [[spoiler: forcing him to become a Grey Warden and sacrifice his life to kill the Archdemon]].
3rd Jul '16 1:15:11 PM klom99
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*** Oh, and the reveal that [[spoiler: Nobodies can regain new Hearts over time if they go through an especially emotional experience]]. This practically makes every member of Organization XIII oblivious to the Organization's connection to [[spoiler: Xehanort]] an UnwittingPawn.
28th Jun '16 6:15:12 PM Adept
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* Katrina, of ''QuestForGloryIV''. She sees herself as the benevolent ruler of Mordavia and to her credit actually does try to do so. She arguably saved Boris's life by hiring him as gatekeeper (and notably did ''not'' turn him, or apparently even try to stop the Hero from reconciling him with his wife), and she ''genuinely'' believed she was doing the right thing by taking and turning Tanya, feeling that the girl's parents were cruel and didn't really love her. Many of her actions (such as her attempts to seduce and manipulate the Hero) were also driven by her own deep loneliness and desire to be loved. Finally, the only reason she sought to release the Dark One was out of fear that some day, someone might slip into the castle and stake her while she's lying helpless in her coffin during the day. She thought she could control the entity and bring on eternal night, and had no desire to destroy or conquer the world; she was content ruling Mordavia. And she ''genuinely'' fell in love with the Hero, ultimately leading to [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice, and eventual HeelFaceTurn if the Hero resurrects her in ''QuestForGloryV'']].
** To an extent, Baba Yaga in ''QuestForGloryI''. She's certainly an evil, cannibalistic witch with a HairTriggerTemper, but all she ''really'' wanted was the be left alone. In fact she only cursed the Baron and his family when the Baron attempted to drive her out Spielberg Valley, and doesn't do anything to interfere with the Hero. She also gets along well enough with Erasmus (although she cheats at cards), and by the time she appears again in ''Shadows of Darkness'', she's completely willing to overlook the events of the first game, and aid the Hero on a number of minor and major quests (though it helps he brings her something other than himself for her to snack on...)

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* Katrina, of ''QuestForGloryIV''.''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV''. She sees herself as the benevolent ruler of Mordavia and to her credit actually does try to do so. She arguably saved Boris's life by hiring him as gatekeeper (and notably did ''not'' turn him, or apparently even try to stop the Hero from reconciling him with his wife), and she ''genuinely'' believed she was doing the right thing by taking and turning Tanya, feeling that the girl's parents were cruel and didn't really love her. Many of her actions (such as her attempts to seduce and manipulate the Hero) were also driven by her own deep loneliness and desire to be loved. Finally, the only reason she sought to release the Dark One was out of fear that some day, someone might slip into the castle and stake her while she's lying helpless in her coffin during the day. She thought she could control the entity and bring on eternal night, and had no desire to destroy or conquer the world; she was content ruling Mordavia. And she ''genuinely'' fell in love with the Hero, ultimately leading to [[spoiler: her HeroicSacrifice, and eventual HeelFaceTurn if the Hero resurrects her in ''QuestForGloryV'']].
''VideoGame/QuestForGloryV'']].
** To an extent, Baba Yaga in ''QuestForGloryI''.''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI''. She's certainly an evil, cannibalistic witch with a HairTriggerTemper, but all she ''really'' wanted was the be left alone. In fact she only cursed the Baron and his family when the Baron attempted to drive her out Spielberg Valley, and doesn't do anything to interfere with the Hero. She also gets along well enough with Erasmus (although she cheats at cards), and by the time she appears again in ''Shadows of Darkness'', she's completely willing to overlook the events of the first game, and aid the Hero on a number of minor and major quests (though it helps he brings her something other than himself for her to snack on...)
5th Jun '16 11:03:48 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has PlanetEater Pyron and DarkMessiah Jedah. Pyron was prime BigBad material in the original games, considering that he's essentially ComicBook/{{Galactus}} except he destroys planets [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], but the PS2 port of ''Vampire Savior'' showed that he recognized that there was something worthwhile in Makai and Earth and he lets them live. This wasn't the first time he spared Earth, incidentally. And Jedah, granted, has an AssimilationPlot as his grand scheme, but can you really fault him in a world where nine out of every ten demons are bloodthirsty monsters without any sense of dignity, respect, or loyalty and are just furthering their own goals? The others are perfectly nice and upstanding individuals, but [[VanHelsingHateCrimes they've got to worry about humans.]] The savior of humanity is a mentally scarred girl who is probably one step away from going {{Tykebomb}} on us. A chance to start fresh and correct past mistakes can't be ''that'' bad, can it?

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' has PlanetEater Pyron and DarkMessiah Jedah. Pyron was prime BigBad material in the original games, considering that he's essentially ComicBook/{{Galactus}} except he destroys planets [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], but the PS2 [=PS2=] port of ''Vampire Savior'' showed that he recognized that there was something worthwhile in Makai and Earth and he lets them live. This wasn't the first time he spared Earth, incidentally. And Jedah, granted, has an AssimilationPlot as his grand scheme, but can you really fault him in a world where nine out of every ten demons are bloodthirsty monsters without any sense of dignity, respect, or loyalty and are just furthering their own goals? The others are perfectly nice and upstanding individuals, but [[VanHelsingHateCrimes they've got to worry about humans.]] The savior of humanity is a mentally scarred girl who is probably one step away from going {{Tykebomb}} on us. A chance to start fresh and correct past mistakes can't be ''that'' bad, can it?
30th May '16 5:05:30 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Daisy Fitzroy leads a revolution that tears the city apart, sets her mooks after Booker and Elizabeth and [[spoiler:threatens]] to kill a child, but she just wants to end the racism in this city, and [[spoiler:she was disgusted by the idea of killing a child, and only threatened to do so as part of a BatmanGambit]]

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** Daisy Fitzroy leads a revolution that tears the city apart, sets her mooks after Booker and Elizabeth and [[spoiler:threatens]] to kill a child, but she just wants to end the racism in this city, and [[spoiler:she was disgusted by the idea of killing a child, and only threatened to do so as part of a BatmanGambit]]BatmanGambit]] The ''rest'' of the Vox Populi, [[KillEmAll on the other hand...]]
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