History CharacterDerailment / VideoGames

8th May '18 11:49:01 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* While it can be debated about its canonicity in the game, the Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Dark Pit in * ''VideoGame/SuperSmash Bros.ForWiiU'' contains an heavy derailment for the character in question. Apparentely he's still willing to kill Pit despite the fact that [[spoiler: it was established in VideoGame/KidIcarus:Uprising that his existence is linked to Pit, so if Pit dies, Dark Pit would automatically meet the same fate. So two are the things: or Dark Pit fell in depression and wants to end his life with style, or simply the writers messed up the character.]]

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* While it can be debated about its canonicity in the game, the Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Dark Pit in * ''VideoGame/SuperSmash Bros.ForWiiU'' in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros For Wii U'' contains an heavy derailment for the character in question. Apparentely he's still willing to kill Pit despite the fact that [[spoiler: it was established in VideoGame/KidIcarus:Uprising ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'' that his existence is linked to Pit, so if Pit dies, Dark Pit would automatically meet the same fate. So two are the things: or Dark Pit fell in depression and wants to end his life with style, or simply the writers messed up the character.]]
8th May '18 11:45:15 AM FabulousSpat
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* While it can be debated about its canonicity in the game, the Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Dark Pit in * ''VideoGame/Super Smash Bros. For Wii U'' contains an heavy derailment for the character in question. Apparentely he's still willing to kill Pit despite the fact that [[spoiler: it was established in VideoGame/Kid Icarus Uprising that his existence is linked to Pit, so if Pit dies, Dark Pit would automatically meet the same fate. So two are the things: or Dark Pit fell in depression and wants to end his life with style, or simply the writers messed up the character.]]

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* While it can be debated about its canonicity in the game, the Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Dark Pit in * ''VideoGame/Super Smash Bros. For Wii U'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmash Bros.ForWiiU'' contains an heavy derailment for the character in question. Apparentely he's still willing to kill Pit despite the fact that [[spoiler: it was established in VideoGame/Kid Icarus Uprising VideoGame/KidIcarus:Uprising that his existence is linked to Pit, so if Pit dies, Dark Pit would automatically meet the same fate. So two are the things: or Dark Pit fell in depression and wants to end his life with style, or simply the writers messed up the character.]]
8th May '18 11:43:50 AM FabulousSpat
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* Sima Yi of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' is depicted as a MagnificentBastard who regarded everyone else as imbeciles. When his wife, Zhang Chuahua, was introduced in the eight game as a playable character, Sima Yi was devolved into a HenpeckedHusband who easily cowers whenever his wife reminds him. Historically, Sima Yi was indeed wary of his wife but many fans agreed that his fear of her is somewhat exaggerated in the game.

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* Sima Yi of ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' is depicted as a MagnificentBastard who regarded everyone else as imbeciles. When his wife, Zhang Chuahua, was introduced in the eight game as a playable character, Sima Yi was devolved into a HenpeckedHusband who easily cowers whenever his wife reminds him. Historically, Sima Yi was indeed wary of his wife but many fans agreed that his fear of her is somewhat exaggerated in the game.game.
* While it can be debated about its canonicity in the game, the Palutena's Guidance dialogue for Dark Pit in * ''VideoGame/Super Smash Bros. For Wii U'' contains an heavy derailment for the character in question. Apparentely he's still willing to kill Pit despite the fact that [[spoiler: it was established in VideoGame/Kid Icarus Uprising that his existence is linked to Pit, so if Pit dies, Dark Pit would automatically meet the same fate. So two are the things: or Dark Pit fell in depression and wants to end his life with style, or simply the writers messed up the character.]]
29th Mar '18 7:17:21 AM erforce
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* In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' games, as well as in his ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' appearances, Guy was a vigilante for justice who was also dedicated to his training of his Bushin-Ryu martial art. Then came ''Final Fight: Streetwise'', and for some reason he became the leader of a Yakuza gang in Metro City's Japantown, and has reduced himself to using guns. There's a reason why Capcom never bothered localizing this game in Japan...

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* In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFight'' games, as well as in his ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' appearances, Guy was a vigilante for justice who was also dedicated to his training of his Bushin-Ryu martial art. Then came ''Final Fight: Streetwise'', ''VideoGame/FinalFightStreetwise'', and for some reason he became the leader of a Yakuza gang in Metro City's Japantown, and has reduced himself to using guns. There's a reason why Capcom never bothered localizing this game in Japan...
5th Mar '18 4:05:18 PM Chasem
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** Cloud can be more a case of PanderingToTheBase-triggered CharacterDevelopment in that he is at least given some understandable reasons for his severe depression in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]''. Unfortunately, those reasons are only made clear in the longer ''Advent Children Complete'' version. Also, complainers about Cloud's supposedly wangsty behavior seem to ignore that Cloud explicitly '''gets over it''' by the last third of the movie. This is even more apparent from one of the cutscenes in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' -- when Vincent talks to Cloud over the phone, Cloud is upbeat enough to snort in obvious amusement at one of Vincent's comments.

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** Cloud can be more a case of PanderingToTheBase-triggered CharacterDevelopment in that he is at least given some understandable reasons for his severe depression in ''[[Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren Advent Children]]''. Unfortunately, those reasons are only Children]]'', which were made clear in the longer DirectorsCut ''Advent Children Complete'' version. Also, complainers about Cloud's supposedly wangsty behavior seem to ignore that Cloud explicitly '''gets over it''' by the last third of the movie. This is even more apparent from one of the cutscenes in ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' -- when Vincent talks to Cloud over the phone, Cloud is upbeat enough to snort in obvious amusement at one of Vincent's comments. That said, without the additional exposition in ''Complete'', Cloud's {{wangst}}ing had a negative impact on his character, and was further [[{{Flanderization}} flanderized]] with each subsequent appearance until later in TheNewTens.
5th Mar '18 4:02:51 PM Chasem
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** Princess Peach (also known as [[{{Woolseyism}} Toadstool]]) was originally a very wise and magnanimous MsExposition, but by ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', she becomes a [[TheDitz ditzy]] DamselInDistress. Later spinoffs and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' re-rail her by meeting these personalities in the middle making her a strong-willed (but still a bit ditzy) ActionGirl.

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** Princess Peach (also known as [[{{Woolseyism}} Toadstool]]) was originally a very wise and magnanimous MsExposition, but by ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'', she becomes a [[TheDitz ditzy]] DamselInDistress. Later spinoffs and ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' re-rail her by meeting these personalities in the middle making her a strong-willed (but still a bit ditzy) ActionGirl. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' took this further by depicting Peach as more independent and intelligent, [[spoiler:unwilling to defer to Bowser ''or'' Mario at the end of the game]], and she can be spotted on her own adventures with her companion Tiara after Mario completes the main quest.
3rd Mar '18 8:21:00 PM nmn3r3
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* Yukari and Mitsuru go through this in PlayableEpilogue for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}.'' Yukari was fully willing [[spoiler: to risk reviving Nyx and cause the end of the world just to see the Protagonist again]], and Mitsuru, the SmartGuy, takes her side. This causes [[spoiler: the group to become divided and start fighting each other]]. Suspiciously, all of this seems to be leading to making Aigis look better by comparison.

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* Yukari and Mitsuru go through this in PlayableEpilogue for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}.'' Yukari was fully willing [[spoiler: to risk reviving Nyx and cause the end of the world just to see the Protagonist again]], and Mitsuru, the SmartGuy, takes her side. This causes [[spoiler: the group to become divided and start fighting each other]]. Suspiciously, all of this seems to be leading to ends up making Aigis look better by comparison.
3rd Mar '18 8:15:17 PM nmn3r3
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* Gilgamesh in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is an arrogant {{jerkass}} with a god complex. While he was like that at one point in the mythological canon, he was humbled and had character development into a better person after he failed to obtain the secret of immortality.

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* Gilgamesh in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is an arrogant {{jerkass}} with a god complex. While he was like that at one point in the mythological canon, he was humbled and had character development into a better person after he failed to obtain the secret of immortality. Later entries in the ''Fate'' series introduce the concept of age displaced Servants, explaining Gil's attitude as the result of being summoned at the age when he was at height of his arrogance. ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' introduces Kid Gilgamesh, who is [[UsedToBeASweetKid actually really nice]], and ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' introduces Caster Gilgamesh, who retains all the CharacterDevelopment Gil went through in his stories.



* Yukari and Mitsuru go through this in PlayableEpilogue for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}.'' Yukari was fully willing [[spoiler: to risk reviving Nyx and cause the end of the world just to see the Protagonist again]], and Mitsuru, the SmartGuy, takes her side. This causes [[spoiler: the group to become divided and start fighting each other]].

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* Yukari and Mitsuru go through this in PlayableEpilogue for ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}.'' Yukari was fully willing [[spoiler: to risk reviving Nyx and cause the end of the world just to see the Protagonist again]], and Mitsuru, the SmartGuy, takes her side. This causes [[spoiler: the group to become divided and start fighting each other]]. Suspiciously, all of this seems to be leading to making Aigis look better by comparison.
3rd Mar '18 3:39:45 PM Camberf
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* Penelope from the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series is one of the most egregious examples of this trope. She was introduced in [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third game]] as a friendly girl who joined the Cooper Gang and eventually became Bentley's girlfriend. In the [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the fourth game]], however, it's revealed that she had betrayed the Cooper Gang and was working with the BigBad, Le Paradox. Her reason for this? She wanted more money than the Cooper Gang was bringing in, and felt that they were holding her and Bentley back. It would've been one thing if she had shown any greedy tendencies in her first appearance, or gave any indication at all that she harbored anything even close to the hatred she shows for Sly (who she had a crush on for the first half of Sly 3) and the Cooper Gang in the 4th game, but she hadn't. At the very least, her affection for Bentley was still there, though she betrays him too when he won't turn on his friends. The whole thing comes off as a cheap twist based on a lack of understanding or care for Penelope's established character. This Fanfic dose exaplin why she turns evil in a believable (for a Video Game) [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8993987/1/Penelope-s-Log Penelope's Log]].

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* Penelope from the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series is one of the most egregious examples of this trope. She was introduced in [[VideoGame/Sly3HonorAmongThieves the third game]] as a friendly girl who joined the Cooper Gang and eventually became Bentley's girlfriend. In the [[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime the fourth game]], however, it's revealed that she had betrayed the Cooper Gang and was working with the BigBad, Le Paradox. Her reason for this? She wanted more money than the Cooper Gang was bringing in, and felt that they were holding her and Bentley back. It would've been one thing if she had shown any greedy tendencies in her first appearance, or gave any indication at all that she harbored anything even close to the hatred she shows for Sly (who she had a crush on for the first half of Sly 3) and the Cooper Gang in the 4th game, but she hadn't. At the very least, her affection for Bentley was still there, though she betrays him too when he won't turn on his friends. The whole thing comes off as a cheap twist based on a lack of understanding or care for Penelope's established character. This Fanfic dose exaplin why she turns evil in a believable (for a Video Game) [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8993987/1/Penelope-s-Log Penelope's Log]].
27th Feb '18 1:08:05 PM wootzits
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' derails Belle in the same way that they get derailed in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', with Belle resignedly and meekly accepting the Beast blaming her for Xaldin stealing the rose, when in the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast original movie]] she would never have put up with the Beast's jerkassery and the Beast stops being a jerk to her entirely after she calls him out on it.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' derails Belle and the Beast in the same way that they get derailed in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas'', with Belle resignedly and meekly accepting the Beast blaming her for Xaldin stealing the rose, when in the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast original movie]] she would never have put up with the Beast's jerkassery and the Beast stops being a jerk to her entirely after she calls him out on it.
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