History BreakTheCutie / VideoGames

17th Jun '17 12:27:08 AM susmitds
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* ''KingdomHearts'' does this to several characters, most notably Roxas. Roxas is a curious case in that he's broken multiple times in a relatively short timespan. He's established as a normal kid who just has fun hanging out with his friends during summer until the Keyblade enters his life.[[spoiler: But soon he starts realizing that everything around him, including the people and his friends were actually fake illusions created by a computer and this virtual city was actually a prison to keep him imprisoned for the time being till his death. From there, things go south further even more till it revealed that he was the [[TomatoInTheMirror fake one]] who was never supposed to exist. By this time, he was a broken wreck. In the final day of the week, he gets disposed in a FateWorseThanDeath as his supposed best fried comes to finish him off. Later on, it gets worse as it turns out that his so-called friends chose somebody else's well-being above his revival resulting his chance to escape his fate to be lost. Then ''358/2 Days'' came out showing his past, and it turns out Roxas spent his entire life as the Organization's UnwittingPawn, and among the very few people that seemed to care about him, Larxene got killed in Castle Oblivion, Xion was tasked to kill him and was actually slow-poisoning him and finally Axel, his only other friend realized that only one among Roxas and Xion could survive, and Xion being the more likely candidate, chose her over Roxas after failing to save both. In fact, even these so-called friends frequently insulted and abused him. By the end of the year, after realizing the truth being the organization as well as Xion and how they were using him as a disposable tool only to betray him at the end, breaks whatever was left of him by that point. He eventually faces both of his best friends individually in battle as they try to kill him. Eventually he gets captured and beaten into a coma, after which he is placed in a machine that puts his consciousness in the fake city for a week, which is already known about. In fact, the first few days of this blissfully ignorant week where he had his memories erased and replaced with fake memories from Namine was the probably happiest time in his life, in which he finally gets to experience a normal life.]]

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* ''KingdomHearts'' does this to several characters, most notably Roxas. Roxas is a curious case in that he's broken multiple times in a relatively short timespan. He's established as a normal kid who just has fun hanging out with his friends during summer until the Keyblade enters his life.[[spoiler: But soon he starts realizing that everything around him, including the people and his friends were actually fake illusions created by a computer and this virtual city was actually a prison to keep him imprisoned for the time being till his death. From there, things go south further even more till it revealed that he was the [[TomatoInTheMirror fake one]] who was never supposed to exist. By this time, he was a broken wreck. In the final day of the week, he gets disposed in a FateWorseThanDeath as his supposed best fried friend comes to finish him off. Later on, it gets worse as it turns out that his so-called friends chose somebody else's well-being above his revival resulting his chance to escape his fate to be lost. Then ''358/2 Days'' came out showing his past, and it turns out Roxas spent his entire life as the Organization's UnwittingPawn, and among the very few people that seemed to care about him, Larxene got killed in Castle Oblivion, Xion was tasked to kill him and was actually slow-poisoning him and finally Axel, his only other friend realized that only one among Roxas and Xion could survive, and Xion being the more likely candidate, chose her over Roxas after failing to save both. In fact, even these so-called friends frequently insulted and abused him. By the end of the year, after realizing the truth being the organization as well as Xion and how they were using him as a disposable tool only to betray him at the end, breaks whatever was left of him by that point. He eventually faces both of his best friends individually in battle as they try to kill him. Eventually he gets captured and beaten into a coma, after which he is placed in a machine that puts his consciousness in the fake city for a week, which is already known about. In fact, the first few days of this blissfully ignorant week where he had his memories erased and replaced with fake memories from Namine was the probably happiest time in his life, in which he finally gets to experience a normal life.]]
14th Jun '17 8:25:46 PM susmitds
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* ''KingdomHearts'' does this to several characters, most notably Roxas and Xion. Roxas is a curious case in that he's broken [[spoiler:posthumously]] and only to the player's point of view. He's established as a normal kid not unlike Sora who just has fun hanging out with his friends during summer until the Keyblade enters his life. Then ''358/2 Days'' came out, and it turns out [[spoiler:Roxas spent his entire life as the Organization's UnwittingPawn, and besides Axel and Xion no one cared about him and in fact they frequently insulted and abused him. That blissfully ignorant week where he had his memories erased and replaced with fake memories from Namine was the happiest time in his life--which by the way, was barely a year long.]]

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* ''KingdomHearts'' does this to several characters, most notably Roxas and Xion. Roxas. Roxas is a curious case in that he's broken [[spoiler:posthumously]] and only to the player's point of view. multiple times in a relatively short timespan. He's established as a normal kid not unlike Sora who just has fun hanging out with his friends during summer until the Keyblade enters his life. life.[[spoiler: But soon he starts realizing that everything around him, including the people and his friends were actually fake illusions created by a computer and this virtual city was actually a prison to keep him imprisoned for the time being till his death. From there, things go south further even more till it revealed that he was the [[TomatoInTheMirror fake one]] who was never supposed to exist. By this time, he was a broken wreck. In the final day of the week, he gets disposed in a FateWorseThanDeath as his supposed best fried comes to finish him off. Later on, it gets worse as it turns out that his so-called friends chose somebody else's well-being above his revival resulting his chance to escape his fate to be lost. Then ''358/2 Days'' came out, out showing his past, and it turns out [[spoiler:Roxas Roxas spent his entire life as the Organization's UnwittingPawn, and besides Axel among the very few people that seemed to care about him, Larxene got killed in Castle Oblivion, Xion was tasked to kill him and was actually slow-poisoning him and finally Axel, his only other friend realized that only one among Roxas and Xion no one cared about him could survive, and in fact they Xion being the more likely candidate, chose her over Roxas after failing to save both. In fact, even these so-called friends frequently insulted and abused him. That By the end of the year, after realizing the truth being the organization as well as Xion and how they were using him as a disposable tool only to betray him at the end, breaks whatever was left of him by that point. He eventually faces both of his best friends individually in battle as they try to kill him. Eventually he gets captured and beaten into a coma, after which he is placed in a machine that puts his consciousness in the fake city for a week, which is already known about. In fact, the first few days of this blissfully ignorant week where he had his memories erased and replaced with fake memories from Namine was the probably happiest time in his life--which by the way, was barely life, in which he finally gets to experience a year long.normal life.]]
8th May '17 2:06:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is about a WarriorPrince or BadassPrincess having to choose between [[ChildOfTwoWorlds one Royal Family or another]], and the family that isn't chosen will be ''completely'' shattered through the war. If the PlayerCharacter chooses Nohr, then [[spoiler: his/her eldest Hoshidan brother will have to commit a HeroicSuicide to save him/her; the youngest Hoshidan brother will lose himself to ThePowerOfHate, end up subjected to DemonicPossession, and become the path's FinalBoss; the two sisters will survive, but not before they witness the horrible war and become sad and depressed, though they eventually get better]]. If the player chooses Hoshido, then [[spoiler: the eldest Nohrian sister will cross the DespairEventHorizon and go {{Yandere}} until she's defeated and ultimately survives, the youngest Nohrian sister will die TakingTheBullet for the PC to protect him/her from their eldest Nohrian brother, said eldest Nohrian brother will ''also'' go through the DespairEventHorizon and then let himself get killed, and the youngest Nohrian brother will live through [[CharacterDevelopment and become stronger as a result]], but not before also fighting the armies and almost dying.]] Basically, '''no matter what path the player chooses, someone will be broken'''. [[spoiler: The closest to an exception is the GoldenPath, but even '''then''' a CoolBigSis figure will be murdered by one of the Avatar's closest persons (under DemonicPossession, to be fair) and the reunited armies will have to fight their ways through some people ''very'' dear to them,. who have [[CameBackWrong been forcibly revived by the]] BigBad.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is about a WarriorPrince or BadassPrincess having to choose between [[ChildOfTwoWorlds one Royal Family or another]], and the family that isn't chosen will be ''completely'' shattered through the war. If the PlayerCharacter chooses Nohr, then [[spoiler: his/her eldest Hoshidan brother will have to commit a HeroicSuicide to save him/her; the youngest Hoshidan brother will lose himself to ThePowerOfHate, end up subjected to DemonicPossession, and become the path's FinalBoss; the two sisters will survive, but not before they witness the horrible war and become sad and depressed, though they eventually get better]]. If the player chooses Hoshido, then [[spoiler: the eldest Nohrian sister will cross the DespairEventHorizon and go {{Yandere}} until she's defeated and ultimately survives, the youngest Nohrian sister will die TakingTheBullet for the PC to protect him/her from their eldest Nohrian brother, said eldest Nohrian brother will ''also'' go through the DespairEventHorizon and then let himself get killed, and the youngest Nohrian brother will live through [[CharacterDevelopment and become stronger as a result]], but not before also fighting the armies and almost dying.]] (Plus, the sister of one of the PlayerCharacter's retainers will be forced to fight the group and later will commit suicide.)]] Basically, '''no matter what path the player chooses, someone will be broken'''. [[spoiler: The closest to an exception is the GoldenPath, but even '''then''' a CoolBigSis figure will be murdered by one of the Avatar's closest persons (under DemonicPossession, to be fair) and the reunited armies will have to fight their ways through some people ''very'' dear to them,. who have [[CameBackWrong been forcibly revived by the]] BigBad.]]
28th Apr '17 3:07:38 PM Reflextion
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* City of Heroes Mission Architect Arch ID: 266877....title: The Most Important Thing.



* [[spoiler: MB]] in Metroid: Other M. O boy, was she broken. Hint: [[spoiler: It set up the events of the game]].
25th Apr '17 6:47:41 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Princess Zelda. Having a more {{Adorkable}} portrayal this time around, [[spoiler:her encouraging mother's death and her father's stern demands that she unlock her RoyaltySuperPower for the upcoming fight against Calamity Ganon means that she is not allowed to be the scholar she really wants to be. Then, when Ganon returns, he possesses the mechanisms originally designed to defeat him and devastates the kingdom, all of which Zelda was unable to prevent due to the lack of said power.]] A less extreme example is Paya, a shy ShrinkingViolet [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] with a crush on Link [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove that she doesn't fully understand]], who is devastated when the important Sheikah heirloom she and her ancestors have been guarding for 10,000 years for Link's eventual use gets stolen under her watch; once Link retrieves it and uses it for its intended purpose, though, she gets over it quickly.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Princess Zelda. Having a more {{Adorkable}} portrayal this time around, [[spoiler:her encouraging mother's death and her father's stern demands that she unlock her RoyaltySuperPower for the upcoming fight against Calamity Ganon means that she is not allowed to be the scholar she really wants to be. Then, when Ganon returns, he possesses the mechanisms originally designed to defeat him and devastates the kingdom, all of which Zelda was unable to prevent due to the lack of said power. Cue CryIntoChest scene with Link.]] A less extreme example is Paya, a shy ShrinkingViolet [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] with a crush on Link [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove that she doesn't fully understand]], who is devastated when the important Sheikah heirloom she and her ancestors have been guarding for 10,000 years for Link's eventual use gets stolen under her watch; once Link retrieves it and uses it for its intended purpose, though, she gets over it quickly.
25th Apr '17 6:38:42 PM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Princess Zelda. Having a more {{Adorkable}} portrayal this time around, [[spoiler:her encouraging mother's death and her father's stern demands that she unlock her RoyaltySuperPower for the upcoming fight against Calamity Ganon means that she is not allowed to be the scholar she really wants to be. Then, when Ganon returns, he possesses the mechanisms originally designed to defeat him and devastates the kingdom, all of which Zelda was unable to prevent due to the lack of said power.]]

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Princess Zelda. Having a more {{Adorkable}} portrayal this time around, [[spoiler:her encouraging mother's death and her father's stern demands that she unlock her RoyaltySuperPower for the upcoming fight against Calamity Ganon means that she is not allowed to be the scholar she really wants to be. Then, when Ganon returns, he possesses the mechanisms originally designed to defeat him and devastates the kingdom, all of which Zelda was unable to prevent due to the lack of said power.]]]] A less extreme example is Paya, a shy ShrinkingViolet [[TheIngenue Ingenue]] with a crush on Link [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove that she doesn't fully understand]], who is devastated when the important Sheikah heirloom she and her ancestors have been guarding for 10,000 years for Link's eventual use gets stolen under her watch; once Link retrieves it and uses it for its intended purpose, though, she gets over it quickly.
25th Apr '17 1:16:04 PM Abodos
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* A variation of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' involves breaking a large group of lovable characters called the Gorons. A peaceful, friendly group, they just want to live in peace and harvest their crops, but are content to welcome outsiders as well. However, when Ganondorf shows up and demands they turn over their spiritual stone, they refuse to do it and he punishes them by sealing off their primary food source. Later in the game, when Ganondorf takes over, he has several Gorons locked up in cages in the Fire Temple, and is going to feed them to a dragon as a warning to those who might oppose him. Once you get to the Fire Temple, you see the Gorons trembling in their cells, evidently terrified, begging for mercy, and not being given any. This is arguably the most likely candidate for MoralEventHorizon on Ganondorf's part in the entire game.
** And then you get to march in there, save each and every one of them, and smash the dragon's head in with a shiny new hammer.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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A variation of this in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' involves breaking a large group of lovable characters called the Gorons. A peaceful, friendly group, they just want to live in peace and harvest their crops, but are content to welcome outsiders as well. However, when Ganondorf shows up and demands they turn over their spiritual stone, they refuse to do it and he punishes them by sealing off their primary food source. Later in the game, when Ganondorf takes over, he has several Gorons locked up in cages in the Fire Temple, and is going to feed them to a dragon as a warning to those who might oppose him. Once you get to the Fire Temple, you see the Gorons trembling in their cells, evidently terrified, begging for mercy, and not being given any. This is arguably the most likely candidate for MoralEventHorizon on Ganondorf's part in the entire game.
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game. And then you get to march in there, save each and every one of them, and smash the dragon's head in with a shiny new hammer.hammer.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Princess Zelda. Having a more {{Adorkable}} portrayal this time around, [[spoiler:her encouraging mother's death and her father's stern demands that she unlock her RoyaltySuperPower for the upcoming fight against Calamity Ganon means that she is not allowed to be the scholar she really wants to be. Then, when Ganon returns, he possesses the mechanisms originally designed to defeat him and devastates the kingdom, all of which Zelda was unable to prevent due to the lack of said power.]]
11th Apr '17 8:11:56 PM Abodos
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* In ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', [[spoiler: Elizabeth starts off as an incredibly adorable, cute, sweet and good-hearted girl, who sees wonder in everything. As the game progresses, she starts to see how cruel the world really is, and her personality changes radically after she kills Daisy Fitzroy. In Comstock House, after going through months of torture, she is nowhere like the girl she was before, and is now a cold person.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', [[spoiler: Elizabeth starts off as an incredibly adorable, cute, sweet and good-hearted girl, who sees wonder in everything. As the game progresses, she starts to see how cruel the world really is, and her personality changes radically after she kills Daisy Fitzroy. In Comstock House, after going through months of torture, torture (or in the BadFuture you briefly visit, ''decades'' of torture), she is nowhere nothing like the girl she was before, and is now a cold person.]]
26th Mar '17 1:30:55 PM nombretomado
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* Oichi in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', in her story mode (she didn't break in other stories). Starting out as an introverted woman with casual dark powers, she got a very sadistic son of a bitch for a brother that is OdaNobunaga, who tried to kill her, and then her husband [[{{Tsundere}} Azai]] [[LoveFreak Nagamasa]] [[TakingTheBullet takes a deadly shot from Nobunaga meant for her]]. And then he forcefully drafts her into his army and makes her do many killings in his name, careless if she feels really guilty on the mass murdering. [[BewareTheNiceOnes And she finally snaps, taken over with her evil side]] and kills her brother and his subordinates, all with a twisted EvilLaugh. She finally returns to her gentle self and cries over her atrocity, but even fate wants to ''break'' her. So, the ceiling in the temple where she killed her brother finally falls on her and the whole temple is completely consumed with fire, killing her.

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* Oichi in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', in her story mode (she didn't break in other stories). Starting out as an introverted woman with casual dark powers, she got a very sadistic son of a bitch for a brother that is OdaNobunaga, UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga, who tried to kill her, and then her husband [[{{Tsundere}} Azai]] [[LoveFreak Nagamasa]] [[TakingTheBullet takes a deadly shot from Nobunaga meant for her]]. And then he forcefully drafts her into his army and makes her do many killings in his name, careless if she feels really guilty on the mass murdering. [[BewareTheNiceOnes And she finally snaps, taken over with her evil side]] and kills her brother and his subordinates, all with a twisted EvilLaugh. She finally returns to her gentle self and cries over her atrocity, but even fate wants to ''break'' her. So, the ceiling in the temple where she killed her brother finally falls on her and the whole temple is completely consumed with fire, killing her.
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