History Determinator / VideoGames

12th May '18 11:45:37 PM GainfulPrickle
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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is the embodiment of this trope. Despite being the prince (and later king) of a massive country, he is the single most powerful human warrior on his side of the field (and arguably, the entire Suikoden universe), turning the tides of entire wide scale battles simply by appearing and punishing/killing any of his men for so much as hesitating in battle. If more proof is needed, his [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat death scene]] should make this trope obvious. This trait, combined with the fact that he is a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him a very intimidating and frightening villain.

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* Luca Blight, the main villain of ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is the embodiment of this trope. Despite being the prince (and later king) of a massive country, he is the single most powerful human warrior on his side of the field (and arguably, the entire Suikoden universe), turning the tides of entire wide scale battles simply by appearing and punishing/killing any of his men for so much as hesitating in battle. If more proof is needed, his [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat death scene]] should make this trope obvious. This trait, combined with the fact that he is a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] OmnicidalManiac and a NietzscheWannabe, makes him [[PsychoforHire a very intimidating and frightening villain.villain]].
5th Mar '18 1:52:26 AM AnotherGuy
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** The Leviathan DLC puts the punctation mark on Shepard: the Leviathan species, who are literally ''billions of years old'' had never seen someone like Shepard: their assessment: "your confidence is singular."
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pretty much the whole game is an example of this trope, you will get crushed, hacked, beaten, roasted,
poisoned, dropped down bottomless pits, eaten by hungry treasure chests and wanted dead by every single living thing in the game, it's strongly implied that even your friends will eventually turn insane and try to kill you. (Most of them do). Despite this, your character will keep pushing on and eventually ''[[spoiler: kill every single badass in the game; some of which are essential gods, all in an attempt to try and remove the curse that has everybody going feral in the first place]]:''. By the end of it all, it's not only the character that's a determinator, it's the player as well.

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** The Leviathan DLC puts the punctation mark on Shepard: the Leviathan species, who are literally ''billions of years old'' had never seen someone like Shepard: their Shepard. Their assessment: "your confidence is singular."
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pretty much the whole game is an example of this trope, you will get crushed, hacked, beaten, roasted,
roasted, poisoned, dropped down bottomless pits, eaten by hungry treasure chests and wanted dead by every single living thing in the game, it's strongly implied that even your friends will eventually turn insane and try to kill you. (Most of them do). Despite this, your character will keep pushing on and eventually ''[[spoiler: kill every single badass in the game; some of which are essential gods, all in an attempt to try and remove the curse that has everybody going feral in the first place]]:''. By the end of it all, it's not only the character that's a determinator, it's the player as well.
5th Mar '18 1:51:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pretty much the whole game is an example of this trope, you will get crushed, hacked, beaten, roasted, poisoned, dropped down bottomless pits, eaten by hungry treasure chests and wanted dead by every single living thing in the game, it's strongly implied that even your friends will eventually turn insane and try to kill you. (Most of them do). Despite this, your character will keep pushing on and eventually ''[[spoiler: kill every single badass in the game; some of which are essential gods, all in an attempt to try and remove the curse that has everybody going feral in the first place]]:''. By the end of it all, it's not only the character that's a determinator, it's the player as well.

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** The Leviathan DLC puts the punctation mark on Shepard: the Leviathan species, who are literally ''billions of years old'' had never seen someone like Shepard: their assessment: "your confidence is singular."
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'': Pretty much the whole game is an example of this trope, you will get crushed, hacked, beaten, roasted, roasted,
poisoned, dropped down bottomless pits, eaten by hungry treasure chests and wanted dead by every single living thing in the game, it's strongly implied that even your friends will eventually turn insane and try to kill you. (Most of them do). Despite this, your character will keep pushing on and eventually ''[[spoiler: kill every single badass in the game; some of which are essential gods, all in an attempt to try and remove the curse that has everybody going feral in the first place]]:''. By the end of it all, it's not only the character that's a determinator, it's the player as well.
5th Mar '18 1:48:52 AM AnotherGuy
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* Talion of ''Videogame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor''. His entire character can be summed up in [[VideGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfWar the sequel]] during his DarkestHour. After [[spoiler:being betrayed by both Celebrimbor and Eltariel and left for dead, he puts on one of the Nine Rings, knowing it'll eventually turn him into a Ringwraith]], promising, "As long as there is breath in my body, ''my fate is my own''."
25th Feb '18 9:20:45 AM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}'', Horace is a badger clad in heavy plate armor. He's as hard to stop as this implies; his play style revolves around setting a destination and brutalizing or shrugging off anything or anyone that tries to stop him from reaching it. As a former knight, the King's Guard stand aside for him. He also has the health and combat stats to overrun anyone else who gets in his way and endure any perils he suffers on his path. Add a magical ring that allows him to travel through mountains as though they were plains, and very little can stand in his way.
14th Feb '18 12:11:18 PM fobarimperius
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* ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'''s main villain Handsome Jack will stop at nothing to win, even when [[spoiler:he loses his daughter, his ultimate laser is demolished in the [[VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel the prequel]], he kills his own boss, and [[TalesFromTheBorderlands lives on as an AI]] and]] he has literally nothing to lose or gain except revenge.
2nd Feb '18 2:21:26 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': Randal, outside one brief moment between the [[spoiler:prison chapter]] and [[spoiler:apocalypse chapter]]. The guy spends [[spoiler:''six years'']] trying to escape the GroundhogDayLoop.
1st Feb '18 5:08:32 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* Nier Automata has a vicious {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. [[spoiler: The superweapon Emil has several clones who fought an endless war with the opposing machines and never came close to winning. They kept fighting, but it cost them their sense of self and sanity.]]

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* Nier Automata ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' has a vicious {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. [[spoiler: The superweapon Emil has several clones who fought an endless war with the opposing machines and never came close to winning. They kept fighting, but it cost them their sense of self and sanity.]]
1st Feb '18 5:08:00 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* Nier Automata has a vicious {{Deconstruction}} of this trope. [[spoiler: The superweapon Emil has several clones who fought an endless war with the opposing machines and never came close to winning. They kept fighting, but it cost them their sense of self and sanity.]]
22nd Jan '18 1:30:43 AM Cryoclaste
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* Doctors Robotnik and Wily from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series share more than just a [[NotThatKindOfDoctor PhD in robotics]]: no matter how many times the heroes stop their plans to take over the world, they ''keep coming back''. Heck, toss Bowser from ''SuperMarioBros'' in and you have a triumvirate.

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* Doctors Robotnik and Wily from the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series share more than just a [[NotThatKindOfDoctor PhD in robotics]]: no matter how many times the heroes stop their plans to take over the world, they ''keep coming back''. Heck, toss Bowser from ''SuperMarioBros'' ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' in and you have a triumvirate.



* [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] himself while we're at it. No matter what the setting, the [[GenreShift genre]] or whether he's alone or with allies, the [[TheEveryman only real personality traits]] he has are kindness and simply not stopping.
** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' turns Bowser's determination into full-on HeroicResolve. When put in the role of a protagonist he'll let nothing will stop him from trying to beat up [[BigBad Fawful]] and getting Peach, not even an EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:taking his form]].

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* [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] himself while we're at it. No matter what the setting, the [[GenreShift genre]] or whether he's alone or with allies, the [[TheEveryman only real personality traits]] he has are kindness and simply not stopping.
** ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' turns Bowser's determination into full-on HeroicResolve. When put in the role of a protagonist he'll let nothing will stop him from trying to beat up [[BigBad Fawful]] and getting Peach, not even an EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:taking his form]].
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