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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.]]
14th Mar '16 4:45:44 PM PurpleAlert
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*** Veers off into MotiveDecay because [[spoiler:the ''real'' Sephiroth was stuck in a five-year hell of defying the lifestream, which required him to concentrate on a few core aspects to preserve a fraction of his personality]]. Turns out that meant his [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for Cloud accidentally killing him]] mutated into a thirst for [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum planetary obliteration]] and [[OmnicidalManiac mass-soul devouring]], and his original belief in his superiority as a Cetra was radicalized into [[AGodAmI a god complex]] when he found out [[spoiler:he was made from Jenova, an entity related to the planet devourer Lavos]].

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*** Veers off into MotiveDecay because [[spoiler:the ''real'' Sephiroth was stuck in a five-year hell of defying the lifestream, which required him to concentrate on a few core aspects to preserve a fraction of his personality]]. Turns out that meant his [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for Cloud accidentally killing him]] mutated into a thirst for [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum planetary obliteration]] and [[OmnicidalManiac mass-soul devouring]], and his original belief in his superiority as a Cetra was radicalized into [[AGodAmI a god complex]] when he found out [[spoiler:he [[spoiler: Jenova is his mother. That's not strictly true, he was made from Jenova, an entity related to injected with Jenova's cells in the planet devourer Lavos]].womb, but he doesn't find out the real truth]].
12th Mar '16 2:15:35 PM kome360
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*** Veers off into MotiveDecay because [[spoiler:the ''real'' Sephiroth was stuck in a five-year hell of defying the lifestream, which required him to concentrate on a few core aspects to preserve a fraction of his personality]]. Turns out that meant his [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for Cloud killing him]] mutated into a thirst for [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum planetary obliteration]] and [[OmnicidalManiac mass-soul devouring]], and his original belief in his superiority as a Cetra was radicalized into [[AGodAmI a god complex]] when he found out [[spoiler:he was made from Jenova, an entity related to the planet devourer Lavos]].

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*** Veers off into MotiveDecay because [[spoiler:the ''real'' Sephiroth was stuck in a five-year hell of defying the lifestream, which required him to concentrate on a few core aspects to preserve a fraction of his personality]]. Turns out that meant his [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for Cloud accidentally killing him]] mutated into a thirst for [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum planetary obliteration]] and [[OmnicidalManiac mass-soul devouring]], and his original belief in his superiority as a Cetra was radicalized into [[AGodAmI a god complex]] when he found out [[spoiler:he was made from Jenova, an entity related to the planet devourer Lavos]].
12th Mar '16 2:15:06 PM kome360
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** Sephiroth himself. "I was born because of a Shinra experiment? Whelp, time to go on an omnicidal rampage, smash a meteor into the earth, and absorb millions of innocent souls to become a god."
** Sephiroth's later actions, including the Meteor thing, are not for the sake of retribution, but due to the [[AGodAmI god complex]] he developed in the intervening years. His actual act of retribution upon discovering that he was an experiment and an abomination? Massacre the village of Nibelheim. Massacring villages seems to be a theme in this game.

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** Sephiroth himself. "I was born created from an EldritchAbomination because of a Shinra experiment? experiment, and my mother was their surgical masterpiece? Whelp, time to go on an omnicidal rampage, smash a meteor into personally butcher the earth, families of everyone who claimed they cared about me, and absorb millions of innocent souls to become a god."
** Sephiroth's later actions, including
then raze down the Meteor thing, are not for the sake of retribution, but due to the [[AGodAmI god complex]] he developed in the intervening years. His actual act of retribution upon discovering that he was an experiment and an abomination? Massacre the village of Nibelheim. towns they live in." Massacring villages seems to be a theme in this game.game.
*** Veers off into MotiveDecay because [[spoiler:the ''real'' Sephiroth was stuck in a five-year hell of defying the lifestream, which required him to concentrate on a few core aspects to preserve a fraction of his personality]]. Turns out that meant his [[ThePowerOfHate hatred for Cloud killing him]] mutated into a thirst for [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum planetary obliteration]] and [[OmnicidalManiac mass-soul devouring]], and his original belief in his superiority as a Cetra was radicalized into [[AGodAmI a god complex]] when he found out [[spoiler:he was made from Jenova, an entity related to the planet devourer Lavos]].
12th Mar '16 2:04:33 PM kome360
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*** In a sick twist of fate, it's possible that they murdered an entire town and destroyed their own reactor intentionally to ''piss said guy off'' [[spoiler:because he's implied to be a Cetra descendant and singling out any of his family for mako experiments would be a net profit]].
1st Feb '16 3:49:15 PM Luigifan
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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... 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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* 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 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.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.



** There's also Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', he appears in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' [[spoiler:to drag Etna back to the Overlord's Castle,]] and if you beat him in the first battle, he BLOWS UP the world.
** Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' launches a rebellion against the netherworld government because they were preventing him from keeping his promise of giving sardines to the prinnys he trained. Granted, there were actully very good reasons besides that, but that was his primary motivation. Valvatorez takes his promises '''''VERY''''' seriously, as if the title weren't a hint.

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** There's also Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'', ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''; he appears in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' [[spoiler:to drag Etna back to the Overlord's Castle,]] and if you beat him in the first battle, he BLOWS UP the world.
** Valvatorez from ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'' launches a rebellion against the netherworld government because they were preventing him from keeping his promise of giving sardines to the prinnys he trained. Granted, there were actully actaully very good reasons besides that, but that was his primary motivation. Valvatorez takes his promises '''''VERY''''' seriously, as if the title weren't a hint.



** ''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).
** This is averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' in which you always get a trial in which you can defend yourself, or have the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood intimidate the judge into letting you go if you belong to those factions.

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** ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIArena'', ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' ''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).
** This is averted in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'' ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall'', in which you always get a trial in which you can defend yourself, or have the Thieves Guild or Dark Brotherhood intimidate the judge into letting you go if you belong to those factions.



** Also in ''Fallout 3'', Allistair Tenpenny wants to blow up the small town of Megaton. Why? Because it blemishes his view of the wasteland. (Think that over for a second)

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** Also in ''Fallout 3'', Allistair Tenpenny wants to blow up the small town of Megaton. Why? Because it blemishes his view of the wasteland. (Think that over for a second)second.) To be fair, he does want the residents evacuated first.



** Sephiroth's later actions including the Meteor thing are not for the sake of retribution, but due to the [[AGodAmI god complex]] he developed in the intervening years. His actual act of retribution upon discovering that he was an experiment and an abomination? Massacre the village of Nibelheim. Massacring villages seems to be a theme in this game.

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** Sephiroth's later actions actions, including the Meteor thing thing, are not for the sake of retribution, but due to the [[AGodAmI god complex]] he developed in the intervening years. His actual act of retribution upon discovering that he was an experiment and an abomination? Massacre the village of Nibelheim. Massacring villages seems to be a theme in this game.



** Kefka is the worst, when Kuja freed Terra from Kefka's mental control and later attempted to assist some of Cosmos warriors in defeating Chaos. He decided to wait until Kuja was killed during the cycle so he could tamper with his memories upon being revived in the next.

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** Kefka is the worst, worst. For instance, when Kuja freed Terra from Kefka's mental control and later attempted to assist some of Cosmos Cosmos' warriors in defeating Chaos. He Chaos, Kefka decided to wait until Kuja was killed during the cycle so he could tamper with his memories upon being revived in the next.



** Once [[spoiler: Chaos]] learns the war of the gods was orchestrated by [[spoiler: his father, who now wants him dead]] he decides to destroy the world itself.
** [[spoiler: Shinryu]] aids Chaos in the final battle with the Warriors of Cosmos as revenge for [[spoiler: Cid]] backing out of their deal. First by lending Chaos his power, and later by trapping [[spoiler: Cid]] in a nightmare realm he created.
* Karma really is a bitch in the Dark Side ending of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. [[spoiler: Instead of helping Kota, Galen gives into his desire for revenge against Vader and after winning, still tries to help Kota, so really, he's not even evil, he just had a moment of weakness. The result? Palpatine kills everyone except Galen, whom he ''crushes'' with his own ship and then rebuilds into his apprentice, promising to discard him the moment he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness]].]] Considering how you get away scot-free in other morality ''StarWars'' games such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', it does seem like Starkiller is something of the universe's ''ButtMonkey''.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'' The Panopticons have turned the very act of being born into a capital offense, netting offenders a ''[[LongerThanLifeSentence one million year prison sentence]]''! It doesn't end there, either: just to name a couple of early examples, the mere act of taking more than five steps in your prison cell without having earned the right to adds another ten years to your sentence; and don't you dare go losing your memory, or you'll have to start your sentence over from one million years!
* In ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'', there's some background history about a race called the Xendar. Manipulated by another race, they attacked a Human colony world - a minor one. The Humans retaliated with an all-out galactic campaign of destruction that all but annihilated the entirety of the Xendar race.

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** Once [[spoiler: Chaos]] [[spoiler:Chaos]] learns the war of the gods was orchestrated by [[spoiler: his father, who now wants him dead]] dead]], he decides to destroy the world itself.
** [[spoiler: Shinryu]] [[spoiler:Shinryu]] aids Chaos in the final battle with the Warriors of Cosmos as revenge for [[spoiler: Cid]] [[spoiler:Cid]] backing out of their deal. First by lending Chaos his power, and later by trapping [[spoiler: Cid]] [[spoiler:Cid]] in a nightmare realm he created.
* Karma really is a bitch in the Dark Side ending of ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed''. [[spoiler: Instead [[spoiler:Instead of helping Kota, Galen gives into his desire for revenge against Vader and after winning, still tries to help Kota, so really, he's not even evil, he just had a moment of weakness. The result? Palpatine kills everyone except Galen, whom he ''crushes'' with his own ship and then rebuilds into his apprentice, promising to discard him the moment he [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlives his usefulness]].]] Considering how you get away scot-free in other morality ''StarWars'' games such as ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', it does seem like Starkiller is something of the universe's ''ButtMonkey''.
* In ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'' The ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'', the Panopticons have turned the very act of being born into a capital offense, netting offenders a ''[[LongerThanLifeSentence one million year prison sentence]]''! It doesn't end there, either: just to name a couple of early examples, the mere act of taking more than five steps in your prison cell without having earned the right to adds another ten years to your sentence; and don't you dare go losing your memory, or you'll have to start your sentence over from one million years!
* In ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'', there's some background history about a race called the Xendar. Manipulated by another race, they attacked a Human colony world - -- a minor one. The Humans retaliated with an all-out galactic campaign of destruction that all but annihilated the entirety of the Xendar race.



-->Bas Rudden [[SpecialGuest (as himself)]] ''"Bas doesn't believe in an eye for an eye. Oh no, Bas believes in an eye for two eyes. Or maybe two eyes and an ear. Or two eyes, and an ear, and a spleen, and maybe a new shirt because '''[[UnstoppableRage this one is covered]] [[LudicrousGibs IN ENTRAILS!]]'''"''

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-->Bas Rudden [[SpecialGuest (as himself)]] himself)]]: ''"Bas doesn't believe in an eye for an eye. Oh no, Bas believes in an eye for two eyes. Or maybe two eyes and an ear. Or two eyes, and an ear, and a spleen, and maybe a new shirt because '''[[UnstoppableRage this one is covered]] [[LudicrousGibs IN ENTRAILS!]]'''"''



** Apparently Michael de Santa's response to [[spoiler: catching the tennis coach sleeping with his wife]] is to drive to a rich house he thinks is owned by the [[spoiler: tennis coach]] and pulling the whole thing down by the beams of the deck.
** [[spoiler: Trevor Philips had just learned that Michael had been lying to him. Turns out Brad is dead, and Michael ratted out to the feds ten years earlier. Response? Trevor abandons Michael to be tortured by Mr. Cheng and his men.]]
** Let's not forget what happens during one of Trevor's rampages. As Trevor is walking through Los Santos he comes across some soldiers. The soldiers notice Trevor is Canadian and start to make fun of his accent. Trevor's response? Grab a freaking grenade launcher and blow away any soldiers that come across him.

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** Apparently Michael de Santa's response to [[spoiler: catching [[spoiler:catching the tennis coach sleeping with his wife]] is to drive to a rich house he thinks is owned by the [[spoiler: tennis [[spoiler:tennis coach]] and pulling the whole thing down by the beams of the deck.
** [[spoiler: Trevor [[spoiler:Trevor Philips had just learned that Michael had been lying to him. Turns out Brad is dead, and Michael ratted out to the feds ten years earlier. Response? Trevor abandons Michael to be tortured by Mr. Cheng and his men.]]
** Let's not forget what happens during one of Trevor's rampages. As Trevor is walking through Los Santos Santos, he comes across some soldiers. The soldiers notice Trevor is Canadian and start to make fun of his accent. Trevor's response? Grab a freaking grenade launcher and blow away any soldiers that come across him.



* In ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'', the response for some errant graffiti is initially little more than police shakedown. Just a few levels later, though, the police [[spoiler:start sending tanks, mecha and later a private trenchcoat-wearing assassination force. When that doesn't work either, they decide they're going to burn a section of the city to the ground just to draw you out.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' and ''Jet Set Radio Future'', the response for some errant graffiti is initially little more than police shakedown. Just a few levels later, though, the police [[spoiler:start sending tanks, mecha mecha, and later a private trenchcoat-wearing assassination force. When that doesn't work either, they decide they're going to burn a section of the city to the ground just to draw you out.]]



** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', tampering with Ansem's computer, even by accident, will result in you being zapped into the computer ''itself'' and then thrown in it's prison, while the power is cut off, preventing you from escaping through a terminal. And, according to the manga, your punishment is [[DeathRow death]].

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** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', tampering with Ansem's computer, even by accident, will result in you being zapped into the computer ''itself'' and then thrown in it's its prison, while the power is cut off, preventing you from escaping through a terminal. And, according to the manga, your punishment is [[DeathRow death]].



* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', the shady innkeepers are perfectly willing to knock you out, tie you up in the basement, and presumably kill you just for "looking like a real troublemaker." (How they stay in business with such a policy is anyone's guest.)

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* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuestV'', the shady innkeepers are perfectly willing to knock you out, tie you up in the basement, and presumably kill you just for "looking like a real troublemaker." (How they stay in business with such a policy is anyone's guest.guess.)



*** Though considering that you usually have to hit them several times in order to get them to attack you, it could be considered self-defense.



* In ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'', [[BigBad Swan]] triggered a ''ZombieApocalypse'' because [[spoiler: he was bullied in high school and [[SelfServingMemory Juliet "dumped" him (in reality, he never spoke to her before triggering the zombie apocalypse)]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/MarcEckosGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'', the CCK's response to graffiti is ''[[SarcasmMode just a liiiiiittle]]'' over-the-top, with [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity heavily-armored, gun-toting goons]] shouting things like "Art IS a crime!" while gunning down graffiti artists. [[spoiler: {{Justified|Trope}} to an extent, because at least one graffiti artist in the city has major dirt on Mayor Sung.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'', [[BigBad Swan]] triggered a ''ZombieApocalypse'' because [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was bullied in high school and [[SelfServingMemory Juliet "dumped" him (in reality, he never spoke to her before triggering the zombie apocalypse)]].]]
* In ''VideoGame/MarcEckosGettingUpContentsUnderPressure'', the CCK's response to graffiti is ''[[SarcasmMode just a liiiiiittle]]'' over-the-top, with [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity heavily-armored, gun-toting goons]] shouting things like "Art IS a crime!" while gunning down graffiti artists. [[spoiler: {{Justified|Trope}} [[spoiler:{{Justified|Trope}} to an extent, because at least one graffiti artist in the city has major dirt on Mayor Sung.]]



** When the Alliance made FirstContact, it was with the [[SpaceRomans turians.]] A turian patrol vessel stumbled across some human explorers trying to activate a dormant [[PortalNetwork Mass Relay,]] which is rather understandably a crime in Citadel space after asari explorers accidentally [[BugWar unleashed the Rachni on the galaxy.]] When this happened, the turians hailed the human ships, and attempted to explain the situation and the laws that they had no way of knowing about... Ha ha, nope, [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill they promptly blew the humans away,]] then happily went to invade the first human colony they could. Only a narrow stalemate and asari intervention prevented the turians from going Total War on the Alliance. It was only afterwards that they realized it was a war they would have lost. The Turians were stalemated with their mandatory service military, while the Alliance had an equally massive volunteer military, with a huge civilian population that could be militarized through the institution of a draft.
* Arguably, the titular hero from ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' is guilty of this, though to be fair, he was really only after three people (four, if you include Gognitti), and everyone else just didn't have the sense to ''get out of the way''. [[spoiler: And B.B. was stupid enough to GET IN THE WAY ON PURPOSE.]]

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** When the Alliance made FirstContact, it was with the [[SpaceRomans turians.]] turians]]. A turian patrol vessel stumbled across some human explorers trying to activate a dormant [[PortalNetwork Mass Relay,]] Relay]], which is rather understandably a crime in Citadel space after asari explorers accidentally [[BugWar unleashed the Rachni on the galaxy.]] galaxy]]. When this happened, the turians hailed the human ships, and attempted to explain the situation and the laws that they had no way of knowing about... Ha ha, nope, [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill they promptly blew the humans away,]] away]], then happily went to invade the first human colony they could. Only a narrow stalemate and asari intervention prevented the turians from going Total War on the Alliance. It was only afterwards that they realized it was a war they would have lost. The Turians were stalemated with their mandatory service military, while the Alliance had an equally massive volunteer military, with a huge civilian population that could be militarized through the institution of a draft.
* Arguably, the titular hero from ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' is guilty of this, though to be fair, he was really only after three people (four, if you include Gognitti), and everyone else just didn't have the sense to ''get out of the way''. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And B.B. was stupid enough to GET IN THE WAY ON PURPOSE.]]



** On a more serious note, it's hinted that [[spoiler: Julie Emmerich]] thought that the correct response to being neglected by her husband was to seduce/sexually abuse his 14-year-old son. This ends up [[DrivenToSuicide driving him to suicide]], but that was probably unintentional.

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** On a more serious note, it's hinted that [[spoiler: Julie [[spoiler:Julie Emmerich]] thought that the correct response to being neglected by her husband was to seduce/sexually abuse his 14-year-old son. This ends up [[DrivenToSuicide driving him to suicide]], but that was probably unintentional.



* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': A somewhat heroic version of this: [[spoiler: Remember how in the beginning, you were shot in the first attempt to enter Fort Mercer? Well, now, you go in with a ''gataling gun'' and proceed to blast Williamson's men into peices.]]
** Another example from this game comes at the very last mission ''Remember My Family''. [[spoiler: You don't have to kill just Ross. You can kill both his wife and brother in entertaining ways before finally going to deal with Ross himself.]]
* During one mission of ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'' the protagonist Jake has to overcome an obstacle in his way. So he runs up to a bunch of innocent truckers. Kills them. Steals their fuel truck. Drives it across a highway killing several dozen policemen trying to stop him. Drives it into a power plant. Kills the innocent workers there and blows up the truck to destroy the plant. What obstacle requires such a massive mass murder? A 2 meter high electric fence in front of a farm.
** Also the big reveal at the end of the game on why the leader of an opposing biker gang wants Jake's family dead and has send legions of his goons after him? He didn't like his father.

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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': A somewhat heroic version of this: [[spoiler: Remember [[spoiler:Remember how in the beginning, you were shot in the first attempt to enter Fort Mercer? Well, now, you go in with a ''gataling ''gatling gun'' and proceed to blast Williamson's men into peices.]]
** Another example from this game comes at the very last mission ''Remember My Family''. [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You don't have to kill just Ross. You can kill both his wife and brother in entertaining ways before finally going to deal with Ross himself.]]
* During one mission of ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'' ''VideoGame/RideToHellRetribution'', the protagonist Jake has to overcome an obstacle in his way. So he runs up to a bunch of innocent truckers. Kills them. Steals their fuel truck. Drives it across a highway highway, killing several dozen policemen trying to stop him. Drives it into a power plant. Kills the innocent workers there and blows up the truck to destroy the plant. What obstacle requires such a massive mass murder? A 2 meter high electric fence in front of a farm.
** Also the big reveal at the end of the game on why the leader of an opposing biker gang wants Jake's family dead and has send sent legions of his goons after him? He didn't like his father.



* In ''SaintsRowTheThird'', Zimo's [[spoiler: apparent forgetting which of the two [=DeWynter=] sisters he slept with was enough for him to spend who knows how long saddled up in a human pony show.]]
** A lot of the assassination missions are this. Some clients want the target dead for playing music they dislike near their favorite club or being better than then at a video game.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': Yes, Zinyak, [[spoiler: blowing up the Earth along with seven billion inhabitants is a totally justified response to the Boss escaping the simulation hellhole you put him/her in.]]

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* In ''SaintsRowTheThird'', Zimo's [[spoiler: apparent [[spoiler:apparent forgetting which of the two [=DeWynter=] sisters he slept with was enough for him to spend who knows how long saddled up in a human pony show.]]
** A lot of the assassination missions are this. Some clients want the target dead for playing music they dislike near their favorite club or being better than then them at a video game.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'': Yes, Zinyak, [[spoiler: blowing lowing up the Earth along with seven billion inhabitants is a totally justified response to the Boss escaping the simulation hellhole you put him/her in.]]



* In ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse]]'', [[spoiler: Max's superego, AKA the narrator, wants to destroy New York City just because he was ignored by Max.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse]]'', [[spoiler: Max's [[spoiler:Max's superego, AKA the narrator, wants to destroy New York City just because he was ignored by Max.]]



* ''VisualNovel/SharinNoKuni'': the opening of the game has the main character witness female trainee get shot through the head for ''arriving late to an exam'', and that's just the beginning.

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* ''VisualNovel/SharinNoKuni'': the opening of the game has the main character witness a female trainee get shot through the head for ''arriving late to an exam'', and that's just the beginning.



** More specifically, sometimes, completely at random, the sky will get annoyed at you for attempting to gaze upon it's clouds and [[DeathFromAbove drop a satellite on your Sim]]. This can happen the ''first'' time you do this.

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** More specifically, sometimes, completely at random, the sky will get annoyed at you for attempting to gaze upon it's its clouds and [[DeathFromAbove drop a satellite on your Sim]]. This can happen the ''first'' time you do this.



* In ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', [[spoiler: Gillian Seed's marriage to Jamie, the woman Elijah Modnar was in love with, causes him to cryogenically freeze Gillian with the intention of leaving him there forever, and to wipe out half of the world's population with a designer virus.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Snatcher}}'', [[spoiler: Gillian [[spoiler:Gillian Seed's marriage to Jamie, the woman Elijah Modnar was in love with, causes him to cryogenically freeze Gillian with the intention of leaving him there forever, and to wipe out half of the world's population with a designer virus.]]



* Dollface from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'': ''Black'' gets this treatment. One say, she accidentally spills coffee over her boss's paperwork. What does he do in response? He seals her face into a WhiteMaskOfDoom, and locks it in place with a one-of-a-kind key [[AndIMustScream to make sure she could never free herself from it]]. To make it even worse, the mask is causing ''brain damage'' to her psyche. [[spoiler:He gets a major KickTheSonOfABitch moment in her ending.]]

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* Dollface from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'': ''Black'' gets this treatment. One say, day, she accidentally spills coffee over her boss's paperwork. What does he do in response? He seals her face into a WhiteMaskOfDoom, and locks it in place with a one-of-a-kind key [[AndIMustScream to make sure she could never free herself from it]]. To make it even worse, the mask is causing ''brain damage'' to her psyche. [[spoiler:He gets a major KickTheSonOfABitch moment in her ending.]]



* The Western-themed ''[[Videogame/EighteenSixtySixAMountAndBladeWestern 1866]]'' for ''Videogame/MountAndBlade'' features bounty hunting quests triggered by {{Wanted Poster}}s, requiring to capture or kill a suspect. The posters mention their crimes, which include "chewing gum in line" and "spitting on somebody shoes".
* The plot of [[http://www.mochigames.com/game/mike-shadow-i-paid-for-it/ this]] flash game in a nutshell: a vending machine takes your coins without giving you anything in return. You respond by unleashing a dozen beat-em-up's equivalent of whoop ass upon it.

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* The Western-themed ''[[Videogame/EighteenSixtySixAMountAndBladeWestern 1866]]'' for ''Videogame/MountAndBlade'' features bounty hunting quests triggered by {{Wanted Poster}}s, requiring to capture or kill a suspect. The posters mention their crimes, which include "chewing gum in line" and "spitting on somebody somebody's shoes".
* The plot of [[http://www.mochigames.com/game/mike-shadow-i-paid-for-it/ this]] flash game in a nutshell: a vending machine takes your coins without giving you anything in return. You respond by unleashing a dozen beat-em-up's beat-em-ups' equivalent of whoop ass upon it.
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* Dollface from ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'': ''Black'' gets this treatment. One say, she accidentally spills coffee over her boss's paperwork. What does he do in response? He seals her face into a WhiteMaskOfDoom, and locks it in place with a one-of-a-kind key [[AndIMustScream to make sure she could never free herself from it]]. To make it even worse, the mask is causing ''brain damage'' to her psyche. [[spoiler:He gets a major KickTheSonOfABitch moment in her ending.]]
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