History DisproportionateRetribution / VideoGames

8th Jan '17 10:59:53 AM Onlythrice
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* [[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' hatches a plan to destroy [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]]'s life after [[spoiler:Shadi Enigmar, a.k.a. Zak Gramarye]], a high-profile client, snubs him after a game of cards in favor of the less-famous attorney. His nefarious scheme succeeds for the most part, but his failure to dispose of two vital witnesses (thanks to dumb luck) resulted in him having to keep a paranoiac eye on all the people involved for the next seven years, making this a DisproportionateRetribution not just for its effects on the intended victim (''Killing'' a client that snubbed you? Seriously?), but also in terms of how much time and effort he spent on it.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** In the 4th case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'', [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma shoots Gregory Edgeworth and later adopts his son (Miles Edgeworth) to raise him with the complete opposite ideals from what his father had. And to top it off, 15 years later, frame him for murder and have Edgeworth believe he killed his own father. And this is because Gregory gave Manfred one, and yes just one, penalty in court once and messed up his perfect record...]]
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[[spoiler:Kristoph Gavin]] in ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' hatches a plan to destroy [[spoiler:Phoenix Wright]]'s life after [[spoiler:Shadi Enigmar, a.k.a. Zak Gramarye]], a high-profile client, snubs him after a game of cards in favor of the less-famous attorney. His nefarious scheme succeeds for the most part, but his failure to dispose of two vital witnesses (thanks to dumb luck) resulted in him having to keep a paranoiac eye on all the people involved for the next seven years, making this a DisproportionateRetribution not just for its effects on the intended victim (''Killing'' a client that snubbed you? Seriously?), but also in terms of how much time and effort he spent on it.



** In the 4th case of ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'', [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma shoots Gregory Edgeworth and later adopts his son (Miles Edgeworth) to raise him with the complete opposite ideals from what his father had. And to top it off, 15 years later, frame him for murder and have Edgeworth believe he killed his own father. And this is because Gregory gave Manfred one, and yes just one, penalty in court once and messed up his perfect record...]]

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** In the 4th first case of ''Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney'', [[spoiler:Manfred von Karma shoots Gregory Edgeworth ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', after being humiliated in the previous game by Phoenix and later adopts his son (Miles Edgeworth) Athena as well as being exposed for falsifying evidence by Edgeworth, [[SmugSnake Gaspen Payne]] fled to raise the land of Khura'in where he was made Chief Prosecutor. When Phoenix meets him with again in Khura'in's court, Payne convinces the complete opposite ideals from what his father had. And judge to top it off, 15 years later, frame him for murder and have Edgeworth believe he killed Phoenix [[KangarooCourt executed alongside his own father. And this is because Gregory gave Manfred one, and yes just one, penalty in court once and messed up his perfect record...]]client]] should they receive a guilty verdict as well as attempting to convince the judge to remove Phoenix's tongue multiple times during the trial.
29th Dec '16 5:23:08 AM Silverblade2
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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIArena'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion ElderScrollsIVOblivion]]'' have guards that react to all crimes by impaling or hacking the criminals into small pieces, regardless of whether you [[AllCrimesAreEqual committed senseless mass murder or stole a clay pot barely worth one gold.]] Even if you ''accidentally'' picked up said clay pot, they will hunt you down. Committing any act of thievery, no matter how small, makes you little more than [[MemeticMutation criminal scum.]] Champion of Cyrodiil? Hero of Kvatch? [[DudeWheresMyRespect Meaningless]] compared to that clay pot you just ''stole'' (probably by accident).

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIArena'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion ElderScrollsIVOblivion]]'' have guards that react to all crimes by impaling or hacking the criminals into small pieces, regardless of whether you [[AllCrimesAreEqual committed senseless mass murder or stole a clay pot barely worth one gold.]] Even if you ''accidentally'' picked up said clay pot, they will hunt you down. Committing any act of thievery, no matter how small, makes you little more than [[MemeticMutation criminal scum.]] Champion of Cyrodiil? Hero of Kvatch? [[DudeWheresMyRespect Meaningless]] compared to that clay pot you just ''stole'' (probably by accident).
28th Dec '16 11:12:38 AM Silverblade2
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* ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins'': An undead granny launches an invasion of the world and has everyone imprisonned because Rayman and his friends are snoring too loudly.
25th Dec '16 2:01:18 PM Deathhacker
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* Between ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Handsome Jack, president of Hyperion, orders the destruction of the entire [=CL4P-TP=] line of robots, leaving only [[LastOfHisKind the main Claptrap we know]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes and not love]] as the remaining one (and not for lack of trying). One would have thought that there was a big storyline reason for it... and then ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' came out and revealed that Jack ordered the Claptraps destroyed... [[OffingTheAnnoyance because they annoyed him]]. That's it. Yes, they ''are'' annoying, but only someone as crazy/evil as Jack would decide that robo-genocide would be the best solution.

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* ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'':
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Between ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', Handsome Jack, president of Hyperion, orders the destruction of the entire [=CL4P-TP=] line of robots, leaving only [[LastOfHisKind the main Claptrap we know]] [[TheFriendNobodyLikes and not love]] as the remaining one (and not for lack of trying). One would have thought that there was a big storyline reason for it... and then ''Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' came out and revealed that Jack ordered the Claptraps destroyed... [[OffingTheAnnoyance because they annoyed him]]. That's it. Yes, they ''are'' annoying, but only someone as crazy/evil as Jack would decide that robo-genocide would be the best solution.solution.
** In 2, Nisha took over Lynchwood (it being a present from Jack) and has made her own set of laws. Despite each offense having a "unique" punishment, her deputy reveals that all of them end in death. This includes mouthing off to her, about jack, and all sorts of other tiny things. Jack is no better, as he deemed Death is a perfectly suitable punishment for swearing.
** In Tales From the Borderlands, Loaderbot can activate "Disproportionate Response Protocol" which is basically firing his weapons in all directions at basically everything. Ironically considering they were being beset by an army of psycho bandits armed with everything from assault rifles to rocket launchers, it's actually pretty proportionate.
13th Dec '16 8:45:27 PM dotchan
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** To be fair, Dedede ''does'' steal and hoard food.

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** To be fair, Dedede ''does'' steal and hoard food.food--in fact, his very first villainous act was to steal ''all'' of the food in Dreamland, and everyone except him would've starved if Kirby hadn't beaten Dedede up and got the food back.
16th Oct '16 1:50:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has a mission involving this. The Lang Bros. (back when they were with the Arbiters of Death) were enjoying drinks at a bar when something causes the drink to spill. One of the brothers ganked the guy responsible, and when others came to restrain them, they subsequently got slashed. Then the Arbiters of Death themselves got involved, and were shanked for their efforts. All of this gone over in detail to Clan Gully. There's SeriousBusiness and then there's ''this''.

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* ''FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has a mission involving this. The Lang Bros. (back when they were with the Arbiters of Death) were enjoying drinks at a bar when something causes the drink to spill. One of the brothers ganked the guy responsible, and when others came to restrain them, they subsequently got slashed. Then the Arbiters of Death themselves got involved, and were shanked for their efforts. All of this gone over in detail to Clan Gully. There's SeriousBusiness and then there's ''this''.
17th Aug '16 12:13:41 PM TheSinful
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* ''Videogame/WorldOfWarcraft'': This comes up a lot with Garrosh Hellscream and his followers.
** In the prequel comic for Cataclysm, Garrosh declared [[DuelToTheDeath Mak'gora]] because Thrall told him not to act rashly like his father did.
** A Tauren Chieftain and his wife kill a general for murdering their son and framing a school of innocent children? Krom'gar has the wife killed and their entire village burned down despite you explaining the situation.
14th Aug '16 10:19:02 AM nombretomado
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* Many of the villains in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'':

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* Many of the villains in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'':''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'':
20th Jul '16 10:39:00 PM Argon2
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is kicked off when Hannah tries to make Mike cheat on his girlfriend with her...so Mike's clique conspire to film Hannah naked and publicly humiliate her in front of five people. As opposed to, you know, actually ''talking'' to Hannah about her actions or breaking off their friendships with her. Like ''normal'' people would do.
30th Apr '16 10:32:25 PM MadCat221
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** In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], it is played a little more straight in the end game after [[spoiler:Anders blows up the Chantry]], and in response to a ''single'' mage who wasn't even part of the local circle's actions, Meredith orders [[spoiler:the Rite of Annulment: the death of every mage in Kirkwall.]] [[LampshadeHanging Sebastian even asks why it's necessary when the real criminal is right there.]]

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** In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], it is played a little more straight in the end game after [[spoiler:Anders blows up the Chantry]], and in response to a ''single'' mage who wasn't even part of the local circle's actions, Meredith orders [[spoiler:the Rite of Annulment: the death of every mage in Kirkwall.Kirkwall, and without sanction from higher-ups, either.]] [[LampshadeHanging Sebastian even asks why it's necessary when the real criminal is right there.]]
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