History BreakTheCutie / VideoGames

3rd Jan '16 4:23:03 AM DryIce
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*** Not to mention that this happens soon after the poor guy has lost his father figure (who rescued him from life as a templar after he was sent away thanks to the jealous wife of his ''other'' father figure.) It's obvious that he's quite broken up about it, but tries to keep the grief to himself and apologizes for letting it get to him. Later in the game, if you [[spoiler:allow the man whose betrayal caused these deaths to join your party,]] Alistair does not take it well at all, and depending on your previous choices may end up [[spoiler:as a sad, wandering drunk.]]
6th Oct '15 12:43:08 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'

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6th Oct '15 12:42:39 PM catmuto
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* Vanille from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII}}'' was a genuine [[TheCutie cutie]] pre-game before she became a l'Cie. The trauma she experienced thereafter ([[spoiler:guilt over forcing Fang to become Ragnarok alone, becoming a [[HumanPopsicle crystal statue]] and then [[FishOutOfWater waking up on Cocoon]]]]) [[StepfordSmiler ended that]]. Everything she's done since the start of the 13 days ([[spoiler:i.e. guilt over Serah and Dajh, the Purge, Hope's mother - which all wouldn't have happened if she didn't lie to Fang]]) has only added to the stress of maintaining the mask, making her a rather extreme example of this. She gets better.
** Hope Estheim as well. Over just the beginning of the game, he gets bundled up with the other people of Bodhum, where he was on vacation with his [[MommasBoy mother]], and is to be sent to Pulse, a world that is basically ''hell'' to the people on Cocoon. The train gets derailed, the civilians are riled up to fight back and his mother leaves as well, only for her to die as Hope watches in horror. Now the poor guy is left alone, in a situation that he can't handle and ends up a Pulse l'Cie. Meaning he needs to fulfill a vague focus and either become a nice, crystal statue or turn into a [[FateWorseThanDeath sentient]] EldritchAbomination. And then he's also forced to run away from the government, who now deem him a threat to the world and will kill on sight. And that's not even getting into his conflicted feelings of having to work alongside the guy he blames for his mother's death to begin with.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'
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Vanille from ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIII}}'' was a genuine [[TheCutie cutie]] pre-game before she became a l'Cie. The trauma she experienced thereafter ([[spoiler:guilt over forcing Fang to become Ragnarok alone, becoming a [[HumanPopsicle crystal statue]] and then [[FishOutOfWater waking up on Cocoon]]]]) [[StepfordSmiler ended that]]. Everything she's done since the start of the 13 days ([[spoiler:i.e. guilt over Serah and Dajh, the Purge, Hope's mother - which all wouldn't have happened if she didn't lie to Fang]]) has only added to the stress of maintaining the mask, making her a rather extreme example of this. She gets better.
** Hope Estheim as well.Estheim. Over just the beginning of the game, he gets bundled up with the other people of Bodhum, where he was on vacation with his [[MommasBoy mother]], and is to be sent to Pulse, a world that is basically ''hell'' to the people on Cocoon. The train gets derailed, the civilians are riled up to fight back and his mother leaves as well, only for her to die as Hope watches in horror. Now the poor guy is left alone, in a situation that he can't handle and ends up a Pulse l'Cie. Meaning he needs to fulfill a vague focus and either become a nice, crystal statue or turn into a [[FateWorseThanDeath sentient]] EldritchAbomination. And then he's also forced to run away from the government, who now deem him a threat to the world and will kill on sight. And that's not even getting into his conflicted feelings of having to work alongside the guy he blames for his mother's death to begin with.
3rd Oct '15 3:54:08 AM catmuto
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** Hope Estheim as well. Over just the beginning of the game, he gets bundled up with the other people of Bodhum, where he was on vacation with his [[MommasBoy mother]], and is to be sent to Pulse, a world that is basically ''hell'' to the people on Cocoon. The train gets derailed, the civilians are riled up to fight back and his mother leaves as well, only for her to die as Hope watches in horror. Now the poor guy is left alone, in a situation that he can't handle and ends up a Pulse l'Cie. Meaning he needs to fulfill a vague focus and either become a nice, crystal statue or turn into a [[FateWorseThanDeath sentient]] EldritchAbomination. And then he's also forced to run away from the government, who now deem him a threat to the world and will kill on sight. And that's not even getting into his conflicted feelings of having to work alongside the guy he blames for his mother's death to begin with.
6th Sep '15 3:14:36 PM LunaEtte
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* By the time of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', Varric is already cracking under the collective strain of having set in motions the events that led to ''multiple'' current conflicts, having dragged Hawke into all of that, what happened with [[spoiler:his brother]], and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the current state of the world]]. The real Break-the-Cutie moment comes [[spoiler:if Hawke sacrifices themselves in the Fade]], leaving the typically-eloquent dwarf completely speechless.



** Yeoman Kelly Chambers is probably the minor character for which Cutie is the most appropriate. In the third game you can find her again and she refuses to set foot on the Normandy due to [=PTSD=] following her ordeal at the hands of the Collectors from the second game in which [[spoiler:she comes ''this close'' to being liquified alive]], but she still manages helping refugees who had it as bad as her.

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** Yeoman Kelly Chambers is probably the minor character for which Cutie is the most appropriate. In the third game you can find her again and she refuses to set foot on the Normandy due to [=PTSD=] following her ordeal at the hands of the Collectors from the second game in which [[spoiler:she comes ''this close'' to being liquified alive]], but she still manages helping refugees who had it as bad as her. [[spoiler:And in this case, [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you can proceed to Break the Cutie further]], leading to her [[DrivenToSuicide killing herself]].]]


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** Tali, the {{Adorkable}} quarian squadmate who tags along with you through the entire series, [[spoiler:goes through this if you side with the geth over the quarians or peace between the races. [[DrivenToSuicide It doesn't last long.]]]]
5th Sep '15 4:01:08 PM nombretomado
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** [[ButtMonkey Fred]] [[spoiler: used to be one of the asylum orderlies and, from the looks of things, quite the NiceGuy, who one fine day tried to cheer up a withdrawn patient by challenging him to his favorite board game. He was beaten repeatedly and developed a dominating SplitPersonality in the form of his ancestor NapoleonBonaparte, trying to knock him into shape for being a "loser". [[AndIMustScream And he's completely aware of and horrified by his problem, but can't do anything about it, since Napoleon takes over any time he tries to help himself]]. When you find him, Dr. Loboto has appointed the patient who beat him at his own game as a fake orderly who stands off the the side mocking him from a distance as he watches him play the game against himself]].

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** [[ButtMonkey Fred]] [[spoiler: used to be one of the asylum orderlies and, from the looks of things, quite the NiceGuy, who one fine day tried to cheer up a withdrawn patient by challenging him to his favorite board game. He was beaten repeatedly and developed a dominating SplitPersonality in the form of his ancestor NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, trying to knock him into shape for being a "loser". [[AndIMustScream And he's completely aware of and horrified by his problem, but can't do anything about it, since Napoleon takes over any time he tries to help himself]]. When you find him, Dr. Loboto has appointed the patient who beat him at his own game as a fake orderly who stands off the the side mocking him from a distance as he watches him play the game against himself]].
5th Sep '15 4:46:38 AM GamingFan1997
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* "VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys": The Phone Guy sounds so adorable and happy when he's talking about his admiration for the animatronics. He honestly just wants Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria to be a fun place for everyone. [[spoiler: Some time later, he witnesses the [[NoodleIncident Bite of '87]], the murder of five children (or is framed for the murder), and the scrapping of his beloved characters. Not only that, but he ends up getting killed by the animatronics.]]

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* "VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys": The Phone Guy sounds so adorable and happy when he's talking about his admiration for the animatronics. He honestly just wants Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria to be a fun place for everyone. [[spoiler: Some time later, he witnesses the [[NoodleIncident Bite of '87]], the murder of five children (or is framed for the murder), and the scrapping of his beloved characters. Not only that, but he ends up getting killed by the animatronics. Although there is some speculation that he might actually be the murderer...]]
8th Jun '15 10:42:07 PM nombretomado
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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII Compilation]] seems to be one long telling of how they broke the character Cloud, glued him back wrong, broke him again, then fixed him for real. [[TheWoobie Sort of]]. Specifically, [[spoiler:this included being blamed for an accident that injured his childhood crush Tifa, which results in him being forbidden from seeing her, failing at the only dream he ever had (joining SOLDIER), watching his mother die (oh, and knowing she was killed by his idol, aka Sephiroth), watching his other idol - Zack - get shanked by Seph, getting shanked himself, being experimented on for four years straight, and all of this culminates with watching his beloved Zack get gunned down after being dragged across the country by him for a year because the experimentation had left him nearly comatose. [[FromBadToWorse Then it gets worse]]. Unable to cope with all that has happened in the past years, he recreates his memories so Zack never existed (well, he thinks he's Zack, but same thing). And then ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' happens (in which we see him actually break and go comatose again). After the game Cloud settles down with Tifa, only to contract the incurable disease Geo-Stigma, which leads you down a slow and painful death.]] Towards the end of AdventChildren his troubles are finally solved, however.

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* The [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Final Fantasy VII Compilation]] seems to be one long telling of how they broke the character Cloud, glued him back wrong, broke him again, then fixed him for real. [[TheWoobie Sort of]]. Specifically, [[spoiler:this included being blamed for an accident that injured his childhood crush Tifa, which results in him being forbidden from seeing her, failing at the only dream he ever had (joining SOLDIER), watching his mother die (oh, and knowing she was killed by his idol, aka Sephiroth), watching his other idol - Zack - get shanked by Seph, getting shanked himself, being experimented on for four years straight, and all of this culminates with watching his beloved Zack get gunned down after being dragged across the country by him for a year because the experimentation had left him nearly comatose. [[FromBadToWorse Then it gets worse]]. Unable to cope with all that has happened in the past years, he recreates his memories so Zack never existed (well, he thinks he's Zack, but same thing). And then ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' happens (in which we see him actually break and go comatose again). After the game Cloud settles down with Tifa, only to contract the incurable disease Geo-Stigma, which leads you down a slow and painful death.]] Towards the end of AdventChildren ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]'' his troubles are finally solved, however.
4th Jun '15 12:57:53 PM rexis12
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** Don't forget about Zack to. Sure he was already a SOLDIER that fought and killed, but he was still and adorkable one that would help other lower ranked SOLDIERS and unimportant Shinra staff. In fact getting recommended for first class rank was enough to make him act sort-of-childish. Then the mission to Wutai happens where Angeal disappears, then he has to see that same person, who he idolized, kill his own mother, then he has to see Angeal's hometown get blown up. Then comes the part where [[spoiler: He has to kill him]] making the tough SOLDIER, who was promoted to first rank at that point cry. It's sort of heart-breaking to see the normally cheery person turn into a strict role model in the scene that follows.
1st Jun '15 10:19:19 AM phoenix
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** Ienzo is introduced in BirthBySleep shortly after his breaking, an adorable little boy lost and confused, not speaking out of depression and fear. [[FromNobodyToNightmare To say he doesn't quite recover]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories would be something]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII of an understatement]].

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** Ienzo is introduced in BirthBySleep ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' shortly after his breaking, an adorable little boy lost and confused, not speaking out of depression and fear. [[FromNobodyToNightmare To say he doesn't quite recover]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories would be something]] [[VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII of an understatement]].
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