History BreakTheCutie / VideoGames

3rd Nov '17 8:42:03 PM DustSnitch
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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.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is about a WarriorPrince or BadassPrincess LadyOfWar 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.]]
22nd Oct '17 3:25:25 PM Dere
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* [[{{Pacifist}} Tikal]] from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
13th Oct '17 3:43:28 PM MJTrooper
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** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Pelleas.]] [[TheWoobie Holy SHIT, Pelleas.]] [[spoiler: Shy orphan boy who made a deal to become a spirit charmer? Check. Being though of as the lost prince of Daein? Check. Having his life suck BALLS since then, due to his ArchnemesisDad and his already broken [[MyBelovedSmother smother]] of a mother? Check. Being tricked into making a [[DealWithTheDevil blood pact]] to help his country, only to have things go ''even wronger'' than they were? Check. Ultimately asking Micaiah or Tauroneo to kill him so the pact will go away, [[SenselessSacrifice only to see that it's useless]]? Check.]] It takes a LOT [[spoiler: (re: more than one playthrough)]] to even get the chance to try rebuilding this cutie's heart.

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** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius [[VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn Pelleas.]] [[TheWoobie Holy SHIT, Pelleas.]] [[spoiler: Shy orphan boy who made a deal to become a spirit charmer? Check. Being though of as the lost prince of Daein? Check. Having his life suck BALLS since then, due to his ArchnemesisDad and his already broken [[MyBelovedSmother smother]] of a mother? Check. Being tricked into making a [[DealWithTheDevil blood pact]] to help his country, only to have things go ''even wronger'' than they were? Check. Ultimately asking Micaiah or Tauroneo to kill him so the pact will go away, [[SenselessSacrifice only to see that it's useless]]? Check.]] It takes a LOT [[spoiler: (re: more than one playthrough)]] to even get the chance to try rebuilding this cutie's heart.
13th Oct '17 3:40:04 PM MJTrooper
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* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games are full, full of this trope:
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' has Tailtiu, a young thunder mage originally portrayed as a {{Tsundere}}-ish [[GenkiGirl genki]] RebelliousPrincess. But things start to go downhill for her when [[spoiler:her leader, Sigurd, is killed. She survives the battle only to be separated from her husband (who may be either dead or alive, depending on who she married), and although she once managed to flee to Silesia with her kids Arthur and Teeny, she gets taken back to her destroyed homeland, is separated from her son by force, and she has to withstand mental and physical abuse from [[EvilMatriarch her power-hungry bitch of a sister-in-law Hilda]], with her king and older brother Blume not interfering with the abuse since Tailtiu is seen as a traitor by her people, all while protecting her daughter from said abuses ''by taking them on herself''. Eventually, the poor girl cannot become a genki mother as she was before, cries every day, and eventually dies in sorrow after getting sick.]]
** Averted with CheerfulChild Nino from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''. Having a [[EvilMatriarch manipulative, evil woman]] like Sonia as a mother would be enough to drive a little girl over the edge, but things find a way to go downhill from there. [[spoiler:First, her mother orders her killed in order to make a scapegoat for an assassination plot. After a narrow save by her best friend (and possible love interest through supports), she later confronts Sonia, only to learn that Sonia actually ''murdered her birth family'' when she was a baby, and would have killed her as well if it wasn't for orders from the BigBad. Then, she has to witness the murder of one of her adopted brothers, one which she tried her best to prevent. After watching the Black Fang fall apart, if you keep her around for the final boss, she has to fight ''the animated corpses'' of said adopted family: not only her brothers, but her ''father'' as well.]] Yet in spite of it all, [[PluckyGirl Nino presses on and, despite having her small breakdowns, never fully gives into despair]].

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* The ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games are full, full of this trope:
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'' has Tailtiu, a young thunder mage originally portrayed as a {{Tsundere}}-ish [[GenkiGirl genki]] RebelliousPrincess. But things start to go downhill for her when [[spoiler:her leader, Sigurd, is killed. She survives the battle only to be separated from her husband (who may be either dead or alive, depending on who she married), and although she once managed to flee to Silesia with her kids Arthur and Teeny, she gets taken back to her destroyed homeland, is separated from her son by force, and she has to withstand mental and physical abuse from [[EvilMatriarch her power-hungry bitch of a sister-in-law Hilda]], with her king and older brother Blume not interfering with the abuse since Tailtiu is seen as a traitor by her people, all while protecting her daughter from said abuses ''by taking them on herself''. Eventually, the poor girl cannot become a genki mother as she was before, cries every day, and eventually dies in sorrow after getting sick.]]
** Averted with CheerfulChild Nino from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''. Having a [[EvilMatriarch manipulative, evil woman]] like Sonia as a mother would be enough to drive a little girl over the edge, but things find a way to go downhill from there. [[spoiler:First, her mother orders her killed in order to make a scapegoat for an assassination plot. After a narrow save by her best friend (and possible love interest through supports), she later confronts Sonia, only to learn that Sonia actually ''murdered her birth family'' when she was a baby, and would have killed her as well if it wasn't for orders from the BigBad. Then, she has to witness the murder of one of her adopted brothers, one which she tried her best to prevent. After watching the Black Fang fall apart, if you keep her around for the final boss, she has to fight ''the animated corpses'' of said adopted family: not only her brothers, but her ''father'' as well.]] Yet in spite of it all, [[PluckyGirl Nino presses on and, despite having her small breakdowns, never fully gives into despair]].
13th Oct '17 3:33:15 PM MJTrooper
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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' has Tailto, a young thunder mage originally portrayed as a {{Tsundere}}-ish [[GenkiGirl genki]] RebelliousPrincess. But things start to go downhill for her when [[spoiler:her leader, Sigurd, is killed. She survives the battle only to be separated from her husband (who may be either dead or alive, depending on who did she marry), and although she once managed to fled in Silesia with her kids Arthur and Teeny, she gets taken back to her destroyed homeland, is separated from her son by force, and she has to withstand mental and physical abuse from [[EvilMatriarch her power-hungry bitch of a sister-in-law Hilda]], with her king and older brother Blume not interfering with the abuse since Tailto is seen as a traitor by her people, all while protecting her daughter from said abuses ''by taking them on herself''. Eventually, the poor girl cannot become a genki mother as she was before, cries every day, and eventually dies in sorrow after getting sick.]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblem Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' has Tailto, Tailtiu, a young thunder mage originally portrayed as a {{Tsundere}}-ish [[GenkiGirl genki]] RebelliousPrincess. But things start to go downhill for her when [[spoiler:her leader, Sigurd, is killed. She survives the battle only to be separated from her husband (who may be either dead or alive, depending on who did she marry), married), and although she once managed to fled in flee to Silesia with her kids Arthur and Teeny, she gets taken back to her destroyed homeland, is separated from her son by force, and she has to withstand mental and physical abuse from [[EvilMatriarch her power-hungry bitch of a sister-in-law Hilda]], with her king and older brother Blume not interfering with the abuse since Tailto Tailtiu is seen as a traitor by her people, all while protecting her daughter from said abuses ''by taking them on herself''. Eventually, the poor girl cannot become a genki mother as she was before, cries every day, and eventually dies in sorrow after getting sick.]]
2nd Sep '17 12:00:04 PM HalcyonDayz
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** Speaking of ''[=MGS4=]'', this is revealed to be in the backstories of all the Beauty and the Beast unit girls after they are defeated. [[spoiler:One girl was forced to kill off her neighbors and family while laughing. One accidentally smothered her own brother to keep him from crying after escaping a raid, and then killed a refugee camp's worth of kids [[MindScrew while hallucinating that a wolf did it]]. One found herself among kids that were kidnapped, abused, then abandoned to be eaten by ravens, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo was lucky enough that the ravens accidentally broke her ropes before they pecked her to death]], and [[UnstoppableRage hunted down the soldiers responsible, innocents be damned]]. And the leader was the only one who didn't kill anybody before being turned into her B&B self, but it's not like she got off any better. She was forced to run for her life after her village got burned to the ground, eventually got herself locked in a torture chamber, and only survived through the horrible conditions and the screams of villagers by drinking dirty water and hallucinating about a mantis teaching her to block out sound and feed on the corpses in the chamber for ''ten days'' (the mantis is implied to be Psycho Mantis (who broke a long time ago) during one of his missions in Africa, sometime during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' - after all, HE becomes her spirit mentor / slave master in [=MGS4=]). Combine all that with their [[MsFanservice gratuitous good looks]], it's enough to make someone side with Liquid Ocelot's "get revenge on the world that did this by blowing 'civilization' to hell" plan.]]

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** Speaking of ''[=MGS4=]'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', this is revealed to be in the backstories of all the Beauty and the Beast unit girls after they are defeated. [[spoiler:One girl was forced to kill off her neighbors and family while laughing. One accidentally smothered her own brother to keep him from crying after escaping a raid, and then killed a refugee camp's worth of kids [[MindScrew while hallucinating that a wolf did it]]. One found herself among kids that were kidnapped, abused, then abandoned to be eaten by ravens, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo was lucky enough that the ravens accidentally broke her ropes before they pecked her to death]], and [[UnstoppableRage hunted down the soldiers responsible, innocents be damned]]. And the leader was the only one who didn't kill anybody before being turned into her B&B self, but it's not like she got off any better. She was forced to run for her life after her village got burned to the ground, eventually got herself locked in a torture chamber, and only survived through the horrible conditions and the screams of villagers by drinking dirty water and hallucinating about a mantis teaching her to block out sound and feed on the corpses in the chamber for ''ten days'' (the mantis is implied to be Psycho Mantis (who broke a long time ago) during one of his missions in Africa, sometime during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' - after all, HE becomes her spirit mentor / slave master in [=MGS4=]). Combine all that with their [[MsFanservice gratuitous good looks]], it's enough to make someone side with Liquid Ocelot's "get revenge on the world that did this by blowing 'civilization' to hell" plan.]]
2nd Sep '17 11:59:46 AM HalcyonDayz
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** Speaking of ''[=MGS4=]'', this is revealed to be in the backstories of all the Beauty and the Beast unit girls after they are defeated. [[spoiler:One girl was forced to kill off her neighbors and family while laughing. One accidentally smothered her own brother to keep him from crying after escaping a raid, and then killed a refugee camp's worth of kids [[MindScrew while hallucinating that a wolf did it]]. One found herself among kids that were kidnapped, abused, then abandoned to be eaten by ravens, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo was lucky enough that the ravens accidentally broke her ropes before they pecked her to death]], and [[UnstoppableRage hunted down the soldiers responsible, innocents be damned]]. And the leader was the only one who didn't kill anybody before being turned into her B&B self, but it's not like she got off any better. She was forced to run for her life after her village got burned to the ground, eventually got herself locked in a torture chamber, and only survived through the horrible conditions and the screams of villagers by drinking dirty water and hallucinating about a mantis teaching her to block out sound and feed on the corpses in the chamber for ''ten days'' (the mantis is implied to be Psycho Mantis (who broke a long time ago) during one of his missions in Africa, sometime during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' - after all, HE becomes her spirit mentor / slave master in MGS4). Combine all that with their [[MsFanservice gratuitous good looks]], it's enough to make someone side with Liquid Ocelot's "get revenge on the world that did this by blowing 'civilization' to hell" plan.]]

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** Speaking of ''[=MGS4=]'', this is revealed to be in the backstories of all the Beauty and the Beast unit girls after they are defeated. [[spoiler:One girl was forced to kill off her neighbors and family while laughing. One accidentally smothered her own brother to keep him from crying after escaping a raid, and then killed a refugee camp's worth of kids [[MindScrew while hallucinating that a wolf did it]]. One found herself among kids that were kidnapped, abused, then abandoned to be eaten by ravens, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo was lucky enough that the ravens accidentally broke her ropes before they pecked her to death]], and [[UnstoppableRage hunted down the soldiers responsible, innocents be damned]]. And the leader was the only one who didn't kill anybody before being turned into her B&B self, but it's not like she got off any better. She was forced to run for her life after her village got burned to the ground, eventually got herself locked in a torture chamber, and only survived through the horrible conditions and the screams of villagers by drinking dirty water and hallucinating about a mantis teaching her to block out sound and feed on the corpses in the chamber for ''ten days'' (the mantis is implied to be Psycho Mantis (who broke a long time ago) during one of his missions in Africa, sometime during the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' - after all, HE becomes her spirit mentor / slave master in MGS4).[=MGS4=]). Combine all that with their [[MsFanservice gratuitous good looks]], it's enough to make someone side with Liquid Ocelot's "get revenge on the world that did this by blowing 'civilization' to hell" plan.]]
14th Jul '17 4:31:02 AM RandomNumberReactor
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** Xion herself counts as well. She's [[spoiler:an artificial construct made of Sora's memories, an unnatural existence ''even'' by nobody's standards]], was never seen as true member of Organisation XIII, and most notably, [[spoiler:her original purpose is to sap energy from Roxas, meaning only her or her best friend can live]]. To say she doesn't take this well when she learns about all of that is an understatement. Oh, and the reason she attacked [[spoiler:Roxas? She hoped he will [[SuicideByCop kill]] [[DrivenToSuicide her]], so Sora's memories can be reconstructed. Which he does, with her being [[RetGone forgotten]] by everyone, though as ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance KH3D]]'' out, there ''are'' some memories of her inside Sora's heart.]]
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.]]
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