History BatmanGambit / VideoGames

8th Dec '16 5:10:03 PM totoofze47
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* In VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV, particularly in ''Kinsglaive'', Niflheim's conquest of Insomnia invariably depended on a complex chain of events that ultimately leave the king and crystal unguarded, that could have gone wrong at any point. The fact that they have numerous moles in Insomnia and among the Glaives helped.

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* In VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', particularly in ''Kinsglaive'', Niflheim's conquest of Insomnia invariably depended on a complex chain of events that ultimately leave the king and crystal unguarded, that could have gone wrong at any point. The fact that they have numerous moles in Insomnia and among the Glaives helped.helped.
* The ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games used these a few times.
** In [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney the first game]], Manfred von Karma had one of these as a backup plan, in case something went wrong (which, for him, has happened once in his 40 years as a prosecutor). [[spoiler:If he failed to convict Edgeworth for the murder on Gourd Lake, he was hoping that he would confess to the DL-6 incident. He did, just as planned.]]
** In case 1-5, the main character himself pulled a beautiful one against [[spoiler: Damon Gant. He used a legal loophole to withhold a piece of evidence that would have otherwise cleared Gant of the murder. The angry Gant then confessed about everything short of the murder itself to get himself off the hook. Then Wright shows the evidence, which made said confession to incriminate him of the murder.]]
** [[spoiler:Matt Engarde]], ManipulativeBastard that he is, used one to hinder his rival by [[spoiler: confessing that he had previously been in a relationship with his manager. Since his rival was currently in a relationship with his manager, he broke up out of pride. Having been heartbroken twice by the same man, she commited suicide.]]
** And in ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'' [[spoiler: The ''ENTIRE GAME'' turns out to the result of the BigBad pointing Edgeworth at the people they want revenge on. The final case isn't so much a proper case is it is piecing together all the loose ends of the previous cases and realising they all point to one person.]]
** Half of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' is about Apollo being manipulated by [[TheChessmaster Phoenix]] in his bid to reform the justice system and clear his own name. It starts when Phoenix is framed for murder by [[spoiler:his "friend", Kristoph Gavin]], whom he calls to defend him in court, but then get suspicious when Kristoph lets slip something about the death in the call, so he insists on having ''Apollo'' defend him instead, intending to [[spoiler:manipulate the trial to get Apollo to prove Gavin did it]]. And since [[spoiler:Apollo has now put his own boss in jail for murder]] this means Phoenix is now able to take Apollo under his wing to groom as his successor. Phoenix has come a long way since the first game.
9th Oct '16 3:17:07 PM ShivaIndis
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* Ghaleon of ''{{Lunar}}'' fame manipulates the heroes' altruistic tendencies through his [[VillainWithGoodPublicity immense popularity.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero this results in the hero giving him every single thing he wants.]]

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* Ghaleon of ''{{Lunar}}'' ''Franchise/{{Lunar}}'' fame manipulates the heroes' altruistic tendencies through his [[VillainWithGoodPublicity immense popularity.]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero this results in the hero giving him every single thing he wants.]]
13th Sep '16 7:16:12 PM BattleMaster
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** In between ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[MagnificentBastard the Illusive Man]] pulls off numerous Batman Gambits to either cripple or wipe out anyone who can stand against him, including The Shadow Broker, [[spoiler:with the original killed and Liara's network being greatly harmed]] and Aria T'Loak. This is to allow him to focus all his energy on his primary Batman Gambit: [[spoiler:to take control of the Reapers ensuring human dominance]]. The first goes off magnificently. The second [[spoiler:fails because, as magnificent as his mind was, it was still a human mind going against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that have been doing this for billions of years. He ends up indoctrinated and becoming their UnwittingPawn.]]

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** In between ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' and ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[MagnificentBastard the Illusive Man]] pulls off numerous Batman Gambits to either cripple or wipe out anyone who can stand against him, including The Shadow Broker, [[spoiler:with the original killed and Liara's network being greatly harmed]] and Aria T'Loak. This is to allow him to focus all his energy on his primary Batman Gambit: [[spoiler:to take control of the Reapers ensuring human dominance]]. The first goes off magnificently. The second [[spoiler:fails because, as magnificent as his mind was, it was still a human mind going against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that have been doing this for billions of years. He ends up indoctrinated and becoming their UnwittingPawn. It's revealed by Javik that this is itself a Batman Gambit by the Reapers- in every Cycle there's a group that wants to control the Reapers rather than destroy them, inevitably leading to infighting that weakens the species as a whole and makes it easier for the Reapers to destroy them.]]
17th Aug '16 11:17:55 PM RAMChYLD
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* In VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV, particularly in ''Kinsglaive'', Niflheim's conquest of Insomnia invariably depended on a complex chain of events that ultimately leave the king and crystal unguarded, that could have gone wrong at any point. The fact that they have numerous moles in Insomnia and among the Glaives helped.
22nd Jul '16 11:41:13 AM treehugger0369
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology [[ReversePsychology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.
22nd Jul '16 11:39:33 AM treehugger0369
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'', if you spare Undyne and haven't killed anyone, you can backtrack to her house in Waterfall to hang out with her. She initially balks at the idea of being friends with you, prompting Papyrus to chime in saying [[ReversePsycology he overestimated her and she apparently wasn't really up to the challenge of being friends with you.]] [[ChallengeSeeker Undyne]] immediately does a 180 and becomes determined to be "besties" with you.
18th Jul '16 6:19:15 PM ThatBitterTase
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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] Kanji [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points out that if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the culprit is still at large.

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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] Kanji The instant the Investigation Team figures this out, they come to the conclusion that Naoto is a complete idiot for trying it, although they later accept that it helped reveal the real culprit was at large. Still doesn't calm down Kanji, who [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points it]], pointing out that if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the culprit is still at large.hadn't actually gotten there, ''Naoto would die.''
14th Jul '16 4:21:52 PM IamTheCaligula
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* [[TheChessmaster Yukari Yakumo]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' pulls one off in ''Silent Sinner in Blue''. [[spoiler:First off, she relies on Eirin to relay info back to the moon. Then she relies on Remilia to be greedy and try to take over the moon, distracting one of the two princesses. Then she tries to go to the moon, distracting the other. All the while Yuyuko and Youmu go through a backdoor she created while everyone with power on the moon is distracted. She then plays on the Lunarian's trust of those who are "pure" to keep Yuyuko and Youmu safe (Yuyuko and Youmu are "pure"). During the entire time Yuyuko and Youmu are on the moon she acts like she lost. The end result? A 1000 year old bottle of sake stolen by Yuyuko from under the noses of the princesses.]] Yukari declares victory afterwards.
** Note that this is actually the FAILURE condition. [[spoiler: Besides Remilia not taking the bait, the distraction failing, etc...Yukari had no control over Yuyuko, who was originally supposed to steal something of great value...Sake doesn't QUITE qualify.]]

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* [[TheChessmaster Yukari Yakumo]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' pulls one off in ''Silent Sinner in Blue''. [[spoiler:First off, she relies on Eirin to relay info back to the moon. Then she relies on Remilia to be greedy and try to take over the moon, distracting one of the two Lunarian princesses. Then she tries to go to the moon, distracting the other.other princess. All the while Yuyuko and Youmu go through a backdoor she created while everyone with power on the moon is distracted. She then plays on the Lunarian's trust of those who are "pure" to keep Yuyuko and Youmu safe (Yuyuko and Youmu are "pure")."pure" due to being dead). During the entire time Yuyuko and Youmu are on the moon she acts like she lost. The end result? A 1000 year old bottle of sake stolen by Yuyuko from under the noses of the princesses.]] Yukari declares victory afterwards.
** Note that this is actually the FAILURE condition. [[spoiler: Besides Remilia not taking the bait, the distraction failing, etc...etc., Yukari had no control over Yuyuko, who was originally supposed to steal something of great value...value... Sake doesn't QUITE qualify.qualify, but Yukari appreciates Yuyuko having stolen a "treasure" that the Lunarians will be unable to get back anyway... and the fact that she emotionally scars Eirin for life by serving ''her'' the Lunarian sake, instilling the fear of the unknown in Eirin ultimately having been the point of Yukari's plan all along, completely remidies that minor setback.]]
10th Jun '16 8:13:16 PM Valiona
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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] When the Investigation Team find out about this, they let Naoto have it, pointing out that gambling your life on the assumption a third party will get to you in time, regardless of the rewards involved, is '''''really, really fucking stupid'''''.

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* From another ''ShinMegamiTensei'' game ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (which is about a murder mystery). Prodigy Detective Naoto Shirogane devises a plan to confirm his [[spoiler: or rather '''her''']] suspicions that the police caught a [[JackTheRipoff copycat killer]], not the real killer. [[spoiler: She '''sets herself up as bait for the kidnapper''', confident that the Investigation Team will rescue her.]] When the Investigation Team find out about this, they let Kanji [[WhatTheHellHero lets Naoto have it, pointing it for coming up with such a dangerous plan]], while Yukiko (the first to figure out Naoto's plan), points out that gambling your life on if not for that, they likely wouldn't have realized that the assumption a third party will get to you in time, regardless of the rewards involved, culprit is '''''really, really fucking stupid'''''.still at large.
2nd Apr '16 12:09:42 AM MonsterDog
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has one, where [[spoiler: Father uses Synth!Shaun to implant a memory into Kellogg, knowing that the Sole Survivor would be looking for a way into the Institute and would have revenge on the mind after coming out of the Vault.]]
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