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15th Aug '16 3:15:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' plays this straight, and lampshades it, in the audio logs. A man in a car is honking his horn while people run in panic in the streets. A very large man who was giving away kebabs to refugees approaches and leans on the man's car, telling him to calm down and have a kebab. When the man keeps honking, the butcher tells the man "My friend, I am an eight hundred pound man with a large cleaver, who kills animals every day and chops them into small pieces. Do you really want us to be enemies? Or would you rather have a nice kebab?"
** In the next log, the idiot still hasn't taken a hint, prompting the butcher to smash his cleaver through the car hood. "Oh! a thousand pardons. But it was either that or smash your windshield, pull you out, and make you into kebabs." After making his point, the butcher finishes the conversation with a polite "...please, stop honking your horn. It frightens the children."

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* ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST'' plays ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''
** The audio logs simultaneously play
this straight, straight and lampshades it, in the audio logs.it. A man in a car is honking his horn while people run in panic in the streets. A very large man who was giving away kebabs to refugees approaches and leans on the man's car, telling him to calm down and have a kebab. When the man keeps honking, the butcher tells the man "My friend, I am an eight hundred pound man with a large cleaver, who kills animals every day and chops them into small pieces. Do you really want us to be enemies? Or would you rather have a nice kebab?"
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kebab?"\\
In the next log, the idiot still hasn't taken a hint, prompting the butcher to smash his cleaver through the car hood. "Oh! a thousand pardons. But it was either that or smash your windshield, pull you out, and make you into kebabs." After making his point, the butcher finishes the conversation with a polite "...please, stop honking your horn. It frightens the children.""
** There's also a straight example involving the player themselves in the level "Data Hive". If you've collected 29 audio logs and continued to follow your cop buddy after he tells you not to, [[spoiler:you'll find out that he's a DirtyCop on Kinsler's payroll. He then tells you that you know too much and have to die]]. Thing is, you're a member of the best non-[[SuperSoldier Spartan]] unit in the entire UNSC, wearing the best armor an unaugmented human can wear, ''and'' [[spoiler:that cop just saw you cut through a small army of Covenant. No points for guessing who wins this fight]].
3rd Aug '16 11:39:55 AM billybobfred
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* In a rare non-willing example, in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', to destroy Alioth's GiantFlyer warship, [[Myth/HinduMythology Kama]] is recruited to shoot an arrow into [[BadAss Shiva's]] eye, as he did in a certain myth, so Shiva uses his spear Pasupata to strike Alioth. Problem is, Kama remembers ''very well'' [[WaveMotionGun what Shiva did to him]] [[UnstoppableRage last time he pulled that trick]], and has to be forced into doing it again. [[spoiler:When the time comes, he's also tricked into believing he'd be protected by JP's. Instead, it turns out only ''his memory'' would be protected, and he's promptly elevated into the air against his will to the correct angle so Pasupata's attack destroys both him and Alioth.]]

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* In a rare non-willing example, in ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'', to destroy Alioth's GiantFlyer warship, [[Myth/HinduMythology Kama]] is recruited to shoot an arrow into [[BadAss Shiva's]] eye, as he did in a certain myth, so Shiva uses [[WaveMotionGun his spear Pasupata Pasupata]] to strike Alioth. Problem is, Kama remembers ''very well'' [[WaveMotionGun what Shiva did to him]] [[UnstoppableRage him last time he pulled that trick]], trick, and has to be forced into doing it again. [[spoiler:When the time comes, he's also tricked into believing he'd be protected by JP's. Instead, it turns out only ''his memory'' would be protected, and he's promptly elevated into the air against his will to the correct angle so Pasupata's attack destroys both him and Alioth.]]
15th Feb '16 5:02:40 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls'', in which Jodie attends a birthday party, the partygoers end up ganging up on Jodie and lock her in a cupboard. After she escapes with the help of Aiden, she's given the opportunity to either leave or to have Aiden to wreak havoc on the douchebags.

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* In ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls'', during a chapter in which Jodie attends a birthday party, the partygoers end up ganging up on Jodie and lock locking her in a cupboard.cupboard despite knowing about her "ghost powers". After she escapes with the help of Aiden, she's given the opportunity to either leave or to have Aiden to wreak havoc on the douchebags.
29th Jan '16 1:30:49 AM jormis29
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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]] [[FourStarBadass who used to be a ranger-general]] and a former member of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]]. Naturally, [[KickTheSonOfABitch Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges]].

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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]] [[FourStarBadass who used to be a ranger-general]] and a former member of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]]. Naturally, [[KickTheSonOfABitch Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges]].
1st Dec '15 2:45:02 PM Theokal3
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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]] [[FourStarsBadass who used to be a ranger-general]] and a former member of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]]. Naturally, [[KickTheSonOfABitch Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges]].

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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]] [[FourStarsBadass [[FourStarBadass who used to be a ranger-general]] and a former member of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]]. Naturally, [[KickTheSonOfABitch Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges]].
1st Dec '15 2:44:49 PM Theokal3
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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead elf who used to be a ranger-general and a previous member of the Burning Legion. Naturally, Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges.

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* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead elf [[OurElvesAreBetter elf]] [[FourStarsBadass who used to be a ranger-general ranger-general]] and a previous former member of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion. Legion]]. Naturally, [[KickTheSonOfABitch Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges.obliges]].
6th Sep '15 5:04:46 PM Shadoboy
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** Also in ''3 Ultimate'', Kayamba is introduced in a cutscene where he tosses his boomerang at the weighted tail of a Duramboros, a very large monster. Upon waking up, the Duramboros turns around to see what disturbed its slumber, and then Kayamba runs for his life.

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** Also in ''3 Ultimate'', Kayamba is introduced in a cutscene where he tosses his boomerang at the weighted tail of a Duramboros, a very large monster. Upon waking up, the Duramboros turns around to see what disturbed its slumber, and then Kayamba runs for his life.life.
* In ''{{Warcraft}} III: The Frozen Trone'', [[GeneralRipper Grand Marshal Garrithos]] strikes an [[EnemyMine unholy alliance with the Forsaken]] in order to drive the Undead Scourge out of what remains of Lordaeron. When they succeed, he proceeds to tell the leaders of the forsaken to piss off and get out of ''his'' city. Said leaders are an undead elf who used to be a ranger-general and a previous member of the Burning Legion. Naturally, Sylvanas just tells Varimathras to get rid of the bastard, which he gladly obliges.
5th Sep '15 8:12:59 PM Luigifan
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'': The thoughts running through every single street gangsters' alleged mind must be: "I live in a city where people wielding earth-shattering powers run around dressed in bright colored spandex. I'm bored and I have a baseball bat. Let's attack the very next person we see dressed like that!" The only question is whether it's dumber when they're attacking any hero they see or when they're entirely ignoring REALLY powerful heroes bearing down on them as if they weren't even there.

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'': The thoughts running through every single street gangsters' alleged mind must be: "I live in a city where people wielding earth-shattering powers run around dressed in bright colored spandex. I'm bored and I have a baseball bat. Let's attack the very next person we see dressed like that!" The only question is whether it's dumber when they're attacking any hero they see or when they're entirely ignoring REALLY ''really'' powerful heroes bearing down on them as if they weren't even there.



* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' has an evil company of mercenaries that actively abuse and denigrate their magic-wielding partners. This is doubly stupid, since there's the obvious "oops I fireballed your face" factor plus being mean to them severely limits the power of the abilities they can use to help you.
** [[spoiler:Sure enough, at least one boss is defeated when he asks his abused partner to attack you, after literally enslaving her. She smiles, says 'No'...and uses her charged special on HIM.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' has an evil company of mercenaries that actively abuse and denigrate their magic-wielding partners. This is doubly stupid, since there's the obvious "oops "[[UnfriendlyFire oops I fireballed your face" face]]" factor plus being mean to them severely limits the power of the abilities they can use to help you.
** [[spoiler:Sure enough, at least one boss is defeated when he asks his abused partner to attack you, after literally enslaving her. She smiles, says 'No'... and uses her charged special on HIM.'''him'''.]]



* In ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', the [=NPCs=] do this quite a bit. To make maters worse, the respawn system in Eve is cannon, and the [=NPCs=] know that. So even though they are facing an essentially unkillable foe, they will still taunt and threaten players. It also doesn't matter if you show up in a Vindicator or a strategic cruiser, they will still call you a noob and attack you.

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* In ''VideoGame/EveOnline'', the [=NPCs=] do this quite a bit. To make maters worse, the respawn system in Eve is cannon, canon, and the [=NPCs=] know that. So even though they are facing an essentially unkillable foe, they will still taunt and threaten players. It also doesn't matter if you show up in a Vindicator or a strategic cruiser, they will still call you a noob and attack you.



** Really, regular mercs inexplicably trying to kill Shepard at every possible moment fits this trope, regardless of the origin. Harkin, a corrupt cop from 1 and 2, even taunts Shepard by asking if they think they can get him. There are also several small encounters where someone tries this on Shepard, who can sometimes point out either that a) They are Commander Shepard, aka the galaxy's biggest badass and just what the hell do they think they are trying, or b) They may not know they are dealing with Shepard (or may not believe it), but they can surely see how badass Shepard is, so shut the hell up.

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** Really, regular mercs inexplicably trying to kill Shepard at every possible moment fits this trope, regardless of the origin. Harkin, a corrupt cop from 1 ''1'' and 2, ''2'', even taunts Shepard by asking if they think they can get him. There are also several small encounters where someone tries this on Shepard, who can sometimes point out either that a) They are Commander Shepard, aka the galaxy's biggest badass and just what the hell do they think they are trying, or b) They may not know they are dealing with Shepard (or may not believe it), but they can surely see how badass Shepard is, so shut the hell up.



** Despite being well known as the Champion of Kirkwall by Act III, the amount of people who try to murder the person who defeated [[spoiler:the Arishok]] ''in single-combat'' is particularly baffling, [[CurbStompBattle especially if Hawke is a Mage.]]

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** Despite being well known well-known as the Champion of Kirkwall by Act III, the amount of people who try to murder the person who defeated [[spoiler:the Arishok]] ''in single-combat'' is particularly baffling, [[CurbStompBattle especially if Hawke is a Mage.]]



** In a very amusing example, if you're a female Courier, a low ranked Legion soldier armed with nothing more than a knife will go on a tirade of insults against women. [[TooDumbToLive To your face]]. While you may very well be in hyper advanced Enclave power armour and wielding a plasma rifle.
** The [=NCR=] isn't much better, however. Not only do they also send {{Ranger}}s after you, if at the ending, you decide to pull a fast one on them, [[GeneralFailure General Oliver]] will state that were he in your shoes, he'd have you hung. [[TooDumbToLive While he's surrounded by securitrons armed to the teeth who will do anything you say]].
** But really, the palm goes to the Freeside Thugs. We're armed with pool cues, razors and maybe a baseball bat and clad in basic clothes. Let's pick a fight with the guy/gal with a weapon that can OneHitKill us, a decent armor, who is escorted by a floating robot with a laser on it/a cybernetic dog and a ColdSniper from the best outfit in the wasteland, identified by his beret/A gal with a PowerFist/a guy with a plasma pistol and a [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw knife]]/a ghoul with a revolver/a drunk gal with a shotgun/a super mutant. That will end well...

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** In a very amusing example, if you're a female Courier, a low ranked low-ranked Legion soldier armed with nothing more than a knife will go on a tirade of insults against women. [[TooDumbToLive To your face]]. While you may very well be in hyper advanced hyper-advanced Enclave power armour and wielding a plasma rifle.
** The [=NCR=] isn't much better, however. Not only do they also send {{Ranger}}s after you, if if, at the ending, you decide to pull a fast one on them, [[GeneralFailure General Oliver]] will state that were he in your shoes, he'd have you hung. [[TooDumbToLive While he's surrounded by securitrons armed to the teeth who will do anything you say]].
** But really, the palm goes to the Freeside Thugs. We're armed with pool cues, razors razors, and maybe a baseball bat and clad in basic clothes. Let's pick a fight with the guy/gal with a weapon that can OneHitKill us, a decent armor, who is escorted by a floating robot with a laser on it/a cybernetic dog and a ColdSniper from the best outfit in the wasteland, identified by his beret/A gal with a PowerFist/a guy with a plasma pistol and a [[ChainsawGood a chainsaw knife]]/a ghoul with a revolver/a drunk gal with a shotgun/a super mutant. That will end well...



* A literal example of this is the cause of much of the warring that takes place in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. Humanity mistreated the Manakete race (Dragons who took on human form to escape a plague of mental and physical degeneration), despite the fact that they earlier spared them from annihilation by battling against the rogue Earth Dragon tribe, who went berserk due to their refusal to become Manaketes. Eventually, one of them (who, ironically, is the one Earth Dragon who ''didn't'' go berserk), gets sick of it, and rallies his likeminded brethren together to put the humans in their place.

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* A literal example of this is the cause of much of the warring that takes place in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia''. Humanity mistreated the Manakete race (Dragons who took on human form to escape a plague of mental and physical degeneration), despite the fact that they earlier spared them from annihilation by battling against the rogue Earth Dragon tribe, who went berserk due to their refusal to become Manaketes. Eventually, one of them (who, ironically, is the one Earth Dragon who ''didn't'' go berserk), berserk) gets sick of it, and rallies his likeminded like-minded brethren together to put the humans in their place.



* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins'', some low-ranking Dark Servicemen start taunting Sagi after he's overheard musing over the morality of the assignment. They apparently forgot that Sagi is both a spiriter and a talented swordsman. For extra WhatAnIdiot points, two of the servicemen start ''another'' fight with him ten minutes later - while [[{{Badass}} Guillo]] is backing him up.

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* In the beginning of ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins'', some low-ranking Dark Servicemen start taunting Sagi after he's overheard musing over the morality of the assignment. They apparently forgot that Sagi is both a spiriter and a talented swordsman. For extra WhatAnIdiot points, two of the servicemen start ''another'' fight with him ten minutes later - -- while [[{{Badass}} Guillo]] is backing him up.



* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has this in spades. If you watched all the Jedi/Sith cinematics back to back, it would make a good drinking game counting all the times somebody tells you that, "You're not the first Sith/Jedi they've taken down." One of the most egregious however comes from a small-time wannabe crime boss in the Inquisitor storyline who tries to bully you into working for him ''after'' you've single-handedly devastated an entire syndicate that even the Hutts were afraid of.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' has this in spades. If you watched all the Jedi/Sith cinematics back to back, it would make a good drinking game counting all the times somebody tells you that, "You're not the first Sith/Jedi they've taken down." One of the most egregious however egregious, however, comes from a small-time wannabe crime boss in the Inquisitor storyline who tries to bully you into working for him ''after'' you've single-handedly devastated an entire syndicate that even the Hutts were afraid of.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', a group of slavers decides to attack a runaway Manakete - a {{Shapeshifting}} humanoid (bonus points given that Manaketes' transformed form is a literal dragon) that they had previously enslaved. It goes about as well for them as you'd expect.
* The bullies in the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' story ''Heart to Heart'' do this twice over in the same scene. At one point whilst [[FantasticRacism bullying Makoto]], Noel tries to intervene, only to be pulled aside by the aforementioned Makoto (solely because she didn't want someone else suffering for her sake), and one of the bullies gets herself injured. Said bully tries to pass the blame for the injury to Makoto, yells at Noel (an adopted child of a once-noble family) when she tries to defend Makoto, then talks back to Tsubaki (a child of nobility - a ''Duodecim'' child, to boot) when she tries to adjudicate the affair. Tsubaki takes the opportunity to [[ShamingTheMob turn the bullies' arguments against them]], going to far as to state that her actions at that point were in line with Duodecim expectations with intent to lead by example. The bullies proceed to silently walk out afterwards, having nothing left to say in their defense. In the next scene, Jin reviews Makoto's entrance tests and makes it clear that the bullies would have been ''utterly screwed'' had Makoto chose to physically retaliate.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', a group of slavers decides to attack a runaway Manakete - -- a {{Shapeshifting}} humanoid (bonus points given that Manaketes' transformed form is a literal dragon) that they had previously enslaved. It goes about as well for them as you'd expect.
* The bullies in the ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' story ''Heart to Heart'' do this twice over in the same scene. At one point whilst [[FantasticRacism bullying Makoto]], Noel tries to intervene, only to be pulled aside by the aforementioned Makoto (solely because she didn't want someone else suffering for her sake), and one of the bullies gets herself injured. Said bully tries to pass the blame for the injury to Makoto, yells at Noel (an adopted child of a once-noble family) when she tries to defend Makoto, then talks back to Tsubaki (a child of nobility - -- a ''Duodecim'' child, to boot) when she tries to adjudicate the affair. Tsubaki takes the opportunity to [[ShamingTheMob turn the bullies' arguments against them]], going to far as to state that her actions at that point were in line with Duodecim expectations with intent to lead by example. The bullies proceed to silently walk out afterwards, having nothing left to say in their defense. In the next scene, Jin reviews Makoto's entrance tests and makes it clear that the bullies would have been ''utterly screwed'' had Makoto chose to physically retaliate.



* [[DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] is a former SWAT officer and TheDragon for one of the world's leading biotech corporations. He is a skilled marksman, stealth operative, close-quarter combatant, and all-around {{Badass}}. This is all [[BadassNormal before]] he's [[TookALevelInBadass given custom, military-grade augmentations]] that make him look even more dangerous, even with his BadassLongcoat covering most of them. This is clearly not a man you want to trifle with, regardless of your opinions of him, his employer, or his augmentations. [[spoiler: Everybody]] does it anyway. It's left to the player to decide how Jensen responds.

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* [[DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] is a former SWAT officer and TheDragon for one of the world's leading biotech corporations. He is a skilled marksman, stealth operative, close-quarter combatant, and all-around {{Badass}}. This is all [[BadassNormal before]] he's [[TookALevelInBadass given custom, military-grade augmentations]] that make him look even more dangerous, even with his BadassLongcoat covering most of them. This is clearly not a man you want to trifle with, regardless of your opinions of him, his employer, or his augmentations. [[spoiler: Everybody]] [[spoiler:Everybody]] does it anyway. It's left to the player to decide how Jensen responds.
15th Aug '15 11:18:09 AM JAG001
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* [[DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] is a former SWAT officer and TheDragon for one of the world's leading biotech corporations. He is a skilled marksman, stealth operative, close-quarter combatant, and all-around {{Badass}} ''[[BadassNormal before]]'' he's [[TookALevelInBadass given custom, military-grade augmentations.]] Augmentations that make him look even more dangerous, even with his BadassLongcoat covering most of them. This is clearly not a man you want to trifle with, regardless of your opinions of him, his employer, or his augmentations. [[spoiler: Everybody]] does it anyway. It's left to the player to decide how Jensen responds.

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* [[DeusExHumanRevolution Adam Jensen]] is a former SWAT officer and TheDragon for one of the world's leading biotech corporations. He is a skilled marksman, stealth operative, close-quarter combatant, and all-around {{Badass}} ''[[BadassNormal before]]'' {{Badass}}. This is all [[BadassNormal before]] he's [[TookALevelInBadass given custom, military-grade augmentations.]] Augmentations augmentations]] that make him look even more dangerous, even with his BadassLongcoat covering most of them. This is clearly not a man you want to trifle with, regardless of your opinions of him, his employer, or his augmentations. [[spoiler: Everybody]] does it anyway. It's left to the player to decide how Jensen responds.
12th Aug '15 6:55:15 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' and ''3 Ultimate'' feature the Jaggi picking fights with large monsters, both in-game and in cutscenes. Most of the time, they quickly learn the hard way that they're TooDumbToLive.

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* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter Tri'' ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** ''Tri''
and ''3 Ultimate'' feature the Jaggi picking fights with large monsters, both in-game and in cutscenes. Most of the time, they quickly learn the hard way that they're TooDumbToLive.TooDumbToLive.
** Also in ''3 Ultimate'', Kayamba is introduced in a cutscene where he tosses his boomerang at the weighted tail of a Duramboros, a very large monster. Upon waking up, the Duramboros turns around to see what disturbed its slumber, and then Kayamba runs for his life.
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