History DisproportionateRetribution / VideoGames

17th Nov '17 12:57:25 PM BattleMaster
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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''[='=]s Brotherhood missions, full stop. Worse, it's pure tit-for-tat DisproportionateRetribution. From peace talks where Maero, the Brotherhood leader, offers [[FanNickname Boss]] a 20/80 split out of respect for his accomplishments (as well as a realistic appraisal of the situation in light of Boss' fall from grace), Boss spits in his face and declares war over the implied insult. Boss opens by injecting Maero's tattoo ink with radioactive waste, Maero escalates by dragging Boss' second-in-command to death behind his gang's trucks, Boss then ruins Maero's rocker friend's career by burning his hand with a pyrotechnics display ''and'' locking Maero's girl in the trunk of her own car, then putting it last in a line of cars Maero would later crush with his monster truck. He even stays to gloat, tossing Maero the keys to the car just as the ganglord recognizes it. [[ViciousCycle And all of this only comprises about half of the Brotherhood missions.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''[='=]s Brotherhood missions, full stop. Worse, it's pure tit-for-tat DisproportionateRetribution. From peace talks where Maero, the Brotherhood leader, offers [[FanNickname Boss]] a 20/80 split out of respect for his accomplishments (as well as a realistic appraisal of the situation in light of Boss' fall from grace), grace [[note]]It's realistic if the player goes after the Brotherhood missions first. If they've already completed the Ronin and/or Sons of Samedi missions, it's an insultingly small offer to a gang that's larger and more powerful than the Brotherhood is[/note]]), Boss spits in his face and declares war over the implied insult. Boss opens by injecting Maero's tattoo ink with radioactive waste, Maero escalates by dragging Boss' second-in-command to death behind his gang's trucks, Boss then ruins Maero's rocker friend's career by burning his hand with a pyrotechnics display ''and'' locking Maero's girl in the trunk of her own car, then putting it last in a line of cars Maero would later crush with his monster truck. He even stays to gloat, tossing Maero the keys to the car just as the ganglord recognizes it. [[ViciousCycle And all of this only comprises about half of the Brotherhood missions.]]
14th Nov '17 12:50:25 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''VideoGame/WaxWorks'', a witch tried to steal a chicken from one of your ancestors. She gets her hand chopped off for her trouble. In retribution, she cast a curse on your family bloodline in which whenever twins would be born, one would be forced into evilness and have to serve Beelzebub forever.
13th Nov '17 6:04:50 PM EnchantedCoalition
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Also, the men that raped his mother? Hired by the mayor of Muse, the leader of the nation in question. Luca was less than pleased to learn this.

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Also, ***Also, the men that raped his mother? Hired by the mayor of Muse, the leader of the nation in question. Luca was less than pleased to learn this.
13th Nov '17 6:03:42 PM EnchantedCoalition
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* Luca Blight from Suikoden II thought that [[PsychopathicManchild committing brutal]] and [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] [[OmnicidalManiac genocide]] to an entire nation would be proper retribution for his mother getting raped, pregnant, and dying from the resulting childbirth.
** To be fair, such a thing would be extremely traumatic for a child, and the aftermath of that experience didn't help any: finding out that his father did nothing to help them and practically pretended that nothing was wrong when he came back. Added to how his sister was being bullied and shunned by the rest of the Highland aristocracy for being illegitimate.
Also, the men that raped his mother? Hired by the mayor of Muse, the leader of the nation in question. Luca was less than pleased to learn this.
*** Actually, Muse isn't the leader of the City-States of Jowston, rather just its central site. But still, this actually removes the retribution from being disproportionate. I mean, the leader of the core city of the city-states being responsible for the abduction, rape and death of a queen of an enemy nation is not a small thing any person or their nation of responsibility can let go. Granted, Luca is an [[AxCrazy axe-crazy]] [[TheSociopath sociopath]], but what do you think caused him to be so?
*** Also, Jowston and Highland have been at war for years, and the current peace was as unlikely to last as the rest before it. Jowston basically stirred up war and were crazy enough to do something so heinous to one of the enemy's royals and were unlucky enough that the retaliation was headed by said royal's extremely traumatised, now crazy son.
9th Nov '17 11:32:40 AM BeerBaron
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*** During a wager between the Daedric Princes [[YourWorstNightmare Vaermina]] and [[MadGod Sheogorath]], they conspired to see which of them could most effectively ensnare a famous artist. Namira used grotesque nightmares, driving the artist to make terrifying and disgusting art that made him wildly popular through BileFascination. Sheogorath, meanwhile, did [[WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing nothing at all]], driving the artist to madness when his inspirations disappeared, and as a result he began creating angry, blasphemous art that insulted the gods and authority figures. Eventually the artist insulted the wrong petty king, who had him publicly executed.

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*** During a wager between the Daedric Princes [[YourWorstNightmare Vaermina]] and [[MadGod Sheogorath]], they conspired to see which of them could most effectively ensnare a famous artist. Namira Vaermina used grotesque nightmares, driving the artist to make terrifying and disgusting art that made him wildly popular through BileFascination. Sheogorath, meanwhile, did [[WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing nothing at all]], driving the artist to madness when his inspirations disappeared, and as a result he began creating angry, blasphemous art that insulted the gods and authority figures. Eventually the artist insulted the wrong petty king, who had him publicly executed.
9th Nov '17 11:32:04 AM BeerBaron
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** This trait, along with EvilIsPetty, is possessed by ''many'' of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]], and is fitting for a group of mostly JerkassGods. Examples from within specific games are listed in those entries below. For examples in the backstory or in-game literature:

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** This trait, along with EvilIsPetty, is possessed by ''many'' of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Princes]], and which is fitting for a group of mostly JerkassGods. Examples from within specific games are listed in those entries below. For examples in the backstory or in-game literature:



*** During a wager between the Daedric Princes [[NatureIsNotNice Namira]] and [[MadGod Sheogorath]], they conspired to see which of them could most effectively ensnare a famous artist. Namira used grotesque nightmares, driving the artist to make terrifying and disgusting art that made him wildly popular through BileFascination. Sheogorath, meanwhile, did [[WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing nothing at all]], driving the artist to madness when his inspirations disappeared, and as a result he began creating angry, blasphemous art that insulted the gods and authority figures. Eventually the artist insulted the wrong petty king, who had him publicly executed.

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*** During a wager between the Daedric Princes [[NatureIsNotNice Namira]] [[YourWorstNightmare Vaermina]] and [[MadGod Sheogorath]], they conspired to see which of them could most effectively ensnare a famous artist. Namira used grotesque nightmares, driving the artist to make terrifying and disgusting art that made him wildly popular through BileFascination. Sheogorath, meanwhile, did [[WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing nothing at all]], driving the artist to madness when his inspirations disappeared, and as a result he began creating angry, blasphemous art that insulted the gods and authority figures. Eventually the artist insulted the wrong petty king, who had him publicly executed.
4th Nov '17 5:21:14 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Deadly Neighbors'' you send your family of three to beat up other families for "offenses" such as letting their dog poop in your yard or having a tree which blocks your sunlight.
2nd Nov '17 8:07:15 AM Malady
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** In CurseOfMonkeyIsland, Captain Blondebeard stabbed a patron in the back for complaining about his chicken.

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** In CurseOfMonkeyIsland, ''VideoGame/CurseOfMonkeyIsland'', Captain Blondebeard stabbed a patron in the back for complaining about his chicken.
2nd Oct '17 7:37:14 PM Luigifan
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', the protagonist race builds a mothership, takes it on a test drive, and comes home to find their planet incinerated and 300,000,000 people dead. Why? They violated a 4000 year old ban on interstellar travel, which they weren't even aware of.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Homeworld}}'', the protagonist race builds a mothership, takes it on a test drive, and comes home to find their planet incinerated and 300,000,000 people dead. Why? They violated a 4000 year old 4000-year-old ban on interstellar travel, which they weren't even aware of.



* 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, 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.]]out]].



** To be fair, Dedede ''does'' steal and hoard 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.

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** To be fair, Dedede ''does'' steal and hoard food--in 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.



** In general, the games have pigs and chickens overreact to Link hitting them: They suddenly become some sort of rampaging super farm animal and hunt you down. [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment And inevitably, kill you]].

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** In general, the games have pigs and chickens overreact to Link hitting them: They suddenly become some sort of rampaging super farm animal and hunt you down. [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment And inevitably, kill you]].you.]]



* 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)]].]]

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* 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)]].]]apocalypse)]]]].



* The [[BigBad CEO of [=MegaCo=] Pizza]] in ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl'' sends hordes of ninja to harrass Gemma at every turn [[spoiler: and later goes even further by burning down the [=PizzaRiffic=] restaurant.]] Why? Because [=PizzaRiffic=] was eroding [=MegaCo Pizza=]'s local profit margins by ''almost 0.01 percent!'' A cutscene shows that the losses in revenue were so tiny that they were first mistaken for a smudge on the earnings chart.
* Lot of the actions your crew does in ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' is questionable at best, but one thing they do during Diamond Heist is downright unnecessary. If the codes to the vault fail, you are then told by your supporting heister that you need to capture the CFO so he can use him as a bargaining chip with the CEO to get the codes. Sometimes, the CEO refuses to negotiate and doesn't care what happens to the CFO. What does the crew do next? Kick the CFO out of the helicopter and have him crash land through a glass dome before smacking into the floor. All of it was done just to show the CEO that your crew isn't messing around and this is done before you go hunt down the CEO's son, something that could have been done without killing the CFO.
* When, in ''VideoGame/Portal2'' [[spoiler: Wheatley, during his FaceHeelTurn]] claims Chell is selfish for having him sarcifice so much to get to [=GLaDOS=]'s mainframe, [=GLaDOS=] - who has been [[spoiler: disconnected from her body and fully immobile]] - interjects, weakly pointing out that it was ''Chell'' who did all the work. [[spoiler: Wheatley snaps at her, saying that if that was the case, it was about time ''he'' did something.]] He drags [=GLaDOS=] into the maintenance pit, all the while [[BigNo she's screaming in terror]]. Only after his angry monologue to Chell do we find out what happened to her.

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* The [[BigBad CEO of [=MegaCo=] Pizza]] in ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl'' sends hordes of ninja to harrass Gemma at every turn [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and later goes even further by burning down the [=PizzaRiffic=] restaurant.]] restaurant]]. Why? Because [=PizzaRiffic=] was eroding [=MegaCo Pizza=]'s local profit margins by ''almost 0.01 percent!'' A cutscene shows that the losses in revenue were so tiny that they were first mistaken for a smudge on the earnings chart.
* Lot A lot of the actions your crew does in ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' is questionable at best, but one thing they do during Diamond Heist is downright unnecessary. If the codes to the vault fail, you are then told by your supporting heister that you need to capture the CFO so he can use him as a bargaining chip with the CEO to get the codes. Sometimes, the CEO refuses to negotiate and doesn't care what happens to the CFO. What does the crew do next? Kick the CFO out of the helicopter and have him crash land through a glass dome before smacking into the floor. All of it was done just to show the CEO that your crew isn't messing around and this is done before you go hunt down the CEO's son, something that could have been done without killing the CFO.
* When, in ''VideoGame/Portal2'' [[spoiler: Wheatley, [[spoiler:Wheatley, during his FaceHeelTurn]] claims Chell is selfish for having him sarcifice so much to get to [=GLaDOS=]'s mainframe, [=GLaDOS=] - -- who has been [[spoiler: disconnected [[spoiler:disconnected from her body and fully immobile]] - -- interjects, weakly pointing out that it was ''Chell'' who did all the work. [[spoiler: Wheatley [[spoiler:Wheatley snaps at her, saying that if that was the case, it was about time ''he'' did something.]] something]]. He drags [=GLaDOS=] into the maintenance pit, all the while [[BigNo she's screaming in terror]]. Only after his angry monologue to Chell do we find out what happened to her.



'''[[spoiler: Wheatley]]:''' Ah! ''(a claw moves closer to the player, holding [[spoiler: a potato]])'' See that? That, is [[spoiler: a potato battery. It's a toy. For children. ''(claw turns, revealing [=GLaDOS=]'s optic on the potato)'' And now, [[BalefulPolymorph SHE LIVES IN IT!]]]]

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'''[[spoiler: Wheatley]]:''' Ah! ''(a claw moves closer to the player, holding [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a potato]])'' See that? That, is [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a potato battery. It's a toy. For children. ''(claw turns, revealing [=GLaDOS=]'s optic on the potato)'' And now, [[BalefulPolymorph SHE LIVES IN IT!]]]]



* ''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 ''gatling gun'' and proceed to blast Williamson's men into peices.]]

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* ''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 ''gatling gun'' and proceed to blast Williamson's men into peices.pieces.]]



* 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 sent legions of his goons after him? He didn't like his father.

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* 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 there, and blows up the truck to destroy the plant. What obstacle requires such a massive mass murder? A 2 meter high 2-meter-high electric fence in front of a farm.
** Also 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 sent legions of his goons after him? He didn't like his father.



* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'''s Brotherhood missions, full stop. Worse, it's pure tit-for-tat DisproportionateRetribution. From peace talks where Maero, the Brotherhood leader, offers [[FanNickname Boss]] a 20/80 split out of respect for his accomplishments (as well as a realistic appraisal of the situation in light of Boss' fall from grace,) Boss spits in his face and declares war over the implied insult. Boss opens by injecting Maero's tattoo ink with radioactive waste, Maero escalates by dragging Boss' second-in-command to death behind his gang's trucks, Boss then ruins Maero's rocker friend's career by burning his hand with a pyrotechnics display ''and'' locking Maero's girl in the trunk of her own car, then putting it last in a line of cars Maero would later crush with his monster truck. He even stays to gloat, tossing Maero the keys to the car just as the ganglord recognizes it. [[ViciousCycle And all of this only comprises about half of the Brotherhood missions.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'''s ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2''[='=]s Brotherhood missions, full stop. Worse, it's pure tit-for-tat DisproportionateRetribution. From peace talks where Maero, the Brotherhood leader, offers [[FanNickname Boss]] a 20/80 split out of respect for his accomplishments (as well as a realistic appraisal of the situation in light of Boss' fall from grace,) grace), Boss spits in his face and declares war over the implied insult. Boss opens by injecting Maero's tattoo ink with radioactive waste, Maero escalates by dragging Boss' second-in-command to death behind his gang's trucks, Boss then ruins Maero's rocker friend's career by burning his hand with a pyrotechnics display ''and'' locking Maero's girl in the trunk of her own car, then putting it last in a line of cars Maero would later crush with his monster truck. He even stays to gloat, tossing Maero the keys to the car just as the ganglord recognizes it. [[ViciousCycle And all of this only comprises about half of the Brotherhood missions.]]



** 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.]]

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** 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.]]show]].



* ''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.]] On the radio, Zinyak can be heard on the Classical station, threatening his underlings with death for [[WickedCultured calling Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor "the Dracula music"]].
* 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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* ''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.]] in]]. On the radio, Zinyak can be heard on the Classical station, threatening his underlings with death for [[WickedCultured calling Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor "the Dracula music"]].
* 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.]]Max]].



** In ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' there is a quest where the Monarch [[TheCaligula kills his advisor for disagreeing with him]]. You, the player, are given no reason to believe the advice is malicious or even wrong, but [[ButThouMust there is no way to avoid killing the advisor]]. By tricking him onto the ship and ''blowing it up''.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'' ''VideoGame/TheSimsMedieval'', there is a quest where the Monarch [[TheCaligula kills his advisor for disagreeing with him]]. You, the player, are given no reason to believe the advice is malicious or even wrong, but [[ButThouMust there is no way to avoid killing the advisor]]. By tricking him onto the ship and ''blowing it up''.



* Similar to the above example, ''StarWarsBountyHunter'' has a number of extremely harsh sentences for minor offenses. As the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the player runs through a handful of locations tracking down bounties or sources of information in his overall mission. Mixed in with the enemies and bystanders are minor bounties, wanted dead, alive, or either. Some of them are real scum: murder, arson, kidnapping, political assassination, etc. Some are not: bounties that are wanted dead (including those wanted dead or alive) include a Gamorrean who killed the animal he threw as part of a competition, a Jawa who is begging outside of a shop owner's store, a Gran who painted slang on some transports, and perhaps the best example yet: a death sentence posted by Sebulba on a man for betting against Sebulba in a podrace.

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* Similar to the above example, ''StarWarsBountyHunter'' ''VideoGame/StarWarsBountyHunter'' has a number of extremely harsh sentences for minor offenses. As the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the player runs through a handful of locations tracking down bounties or sources of information in his overall mission. Mixed in with the enemies and bystanders are minor bounties, wanted dead, alive, or either. Some of them are real scum: murder, arson, kidnapping, political assassination, etc. Some are not: bounties that are wanted dead (including those wanted dead or alive) include a Gamorrean who killed the animal he threw as part of a competition, a Jawa who is begging outside of a shop owner's store, a Gran who painted slang on some transports, and perhaps the best example yet: a death sentence posted by Sebulba on a man for betting against Sebulba in a podrace.



* Also in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', the Lakitu Catch Card states Lakitu's motives for throwing Spiny Eggs at opponents is that someone "made fun of its glasses". Say ''what?'' Lakitu has been a pain in Mario's side since the ''original'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', meaning he's kept this grudge for ''thirty years'' because someone called him "four eyes" or something? (Of course, he's not ''always'' a bad guy, but still, you'd ''really'' have to be sensitive to be angry about it that long.)
* In ''Third VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Tengoku-hen'': Sidereal goons go into the bar where [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]] works and demand to be treated to food and drink. Nono gives them the stink eye so they offer to level the entire city and slaughter the occupants. Lal'C gets annoyed and asks them to step outside and summons Dix Neuf.

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* ** Also in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', the Lakitu Catch Card states Lakitu's motives for throwing Spiny Eggs at opponents is that someone "made fun of its glasses". Say ''what?'' Lakitu has been a pain in Mario's side since the ''original'' ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', meaning he's kept this grudge for ''thirty years'' because someone called him "four eyes" or something? (Of course, he's not ''always'' a bad guy, but still, you'd ''really'' have to be sensitive to be angry about it that long.)
* In ''Third VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ: Tengoku-hen'': Sidereal goons go into the bar where [[Anime/{{Diebuster}} Nono]] works and demand to be treated to food and drink. Nono gives them the stink eye eye, so they offer to level the entire city and slaughter the occupants. Lal'C gets annoyed and asks them to step outside and summons Dix Neuf.



* In the classic Flash game "Disorderly" on Website/{{Newgrounds}}, the BigBad is [[spoiler:one of the residents, who is upset that he couldn't have second helpings of applesauce because there were too many other residents.]] His response? [[spoiler:Disguise himself as the owner of the retirement home and order the protagonist to ''murder every other resident''.]]

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* In the classic Flash game "Disorderly" on Website/{{Newgrounds}}, the BigBad is [[spoiler:one of the residents, who is upset that he couldn't have second helpings of applesauce because there were too many other residents.]] residents]]. His response? [[spoiler:Disguise himself as the owner of the retirement home and order the protagonist to ''murder every other resident''.]]



* In ''Sunburn'' Paul traps the vampiric main character in a curtainless office close to sunrise because she ''turned down a second date with him''.

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* In ''Sunburn'' ''Sunburn'', Paul traps the vampiric main character in a curtainless office close to sunrise because she ''turned down a second date with him''.
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** In the first case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', after being humiliated in the previous game by Phoenix and Athena as well as being exposed for falsifying evidence by Edgeworth, [[SmugSnake Gaspen Payne]] fled to the land of Khura'in where he was made Chief Prosecutor. When Phoenix meets him again in Khura'in's court, Payne convinces the judge to have Phoenix [[KangarooCourt executed alongside his 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.

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** In the first case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', after being humiliated in the previous game by Phoenix and Athena as well as being exposed for falsifying evidence by Edgeworth, [[SmugSnake Gaspen Payne]] fled to the land of Khura'in Khura'in, where he was made Chief Prosecutor. When Phoenix meets him again in Khura'in's court, Payne convinces the judge to have Phoenix [[KangarooCourt executed alongside his 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.



** 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 and littering (badmouthing Hyperion is considered "verbal littering").

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** 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 death is a perfectly suitable punishment for swearing and littering (badmouthing Hyperion is considered "verbal littering").



** 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.

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** There's also Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''; he appears in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}'' [[spoiler:to drag Etna back to the Overlord's Castle,]] Castle]], and if you beat him in the first battle, he BLOWS UP the world.



** 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, and without sanction from higher-ups, either.]] [[LampshadeHanging Sebastian even asks why it's necessary when the real criminal is right there.]]
*** Sebastian falls deep into this trope himself. If you refuse to kill [[spoiler:Anders, Sebastian will swear to raise an army and burn Kirkwall to the ground...]] even though his real problem is with [[spoiler:Hawke and Anders, not the innocent inhabitants of the city.]] NotSoDifferent indeed.

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** In [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII the sequel]], it is played a little more straight in the end game endgame 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, and without sanction from higher-ups, either.]] either]]. [[LampshadeHanging Sebastian even asks why it's necessary when the real criminal is right there.]]
*** Sebastian falls deep into this trope himself. If you refuse to kill [[spoiler:Anders, Sebastian will swear to raise an army and burn Kirkwall to the ground...]] even though his real problem is with [[spoiler:Hawke and Anders, not the innocent inhabitants of the city.]] city]]. NotSoDifferent indeed.



** The Rite of Tranquility eventually became this. Tranqulizing a mage involves using a specially made [[AppliedPhlebotinum lyrium]] brand to essentially cauterize a mage's ability to use magic. As collateral damage, it renders them [[EmptyShell emotionless and will-less]]. Originally meant as a means to avoid executing mages that cannot or will not control their powers, it eventually degenerated into a proverbial cudgel to keep malcontent mages in line. [[DefectorFromDecadence Cullen]], a former Templar, states one egregious abuse of the rite, where a mage was passing love notes to a [[StarCrossedLovers templar paramour]] (through another templar intermediary), and got tranquliized on the trumped up charge of "corrupting the moral purity of a Templar". Cullen then said the [[KnightTemplar knight-Commander]] who ordered that had done the same for even lesser transgressions. It should also be noted that [[spoiler:this incident occurred years before Knight-Commander Meredith went crazy from possessing a [[ArtifactOfDoom red lyrium idol]].]] The egregious abuse of the rite (as well as the [[ThePurge Rite of Annulment]]) is one of the grievances that led to the Mage-Templar War. And that's not even getting into the tranquilizations that weren't retribution at all, proportionate or otherwise.

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** The Rite of Tranquility eventually became this. Tranqulizing a mage involves using a specially made [[AppliedPhlebotinum lyrium]] brand to essentially cauterize a mage's ability to use magic. As collateral damage, it renders them [[EmptyShell emotionless and will-less]]. Originally meant as a means to avoid executing mages that cannot or will not control their powers, it eventually degenerated into a proverbial cudgel to keep malcontent mages in line. [[DefectorFromDecadence Cullen]], a former Templar, states one egregious abuse of the rite, where a mage was passing love notes to a [[StarCrossedLovers templar paramour]] (through another templar intermediary), and got tranquliized on the trumped up charge of "corrupting the moral purity of a Templar". Cullen then said the [[KnightTemplar knight-Commander]] who ordered that had done the same for even lesser transgressions. It should also be noted that [[spoiler:this incident occurred years before Knight-Commander Meredith went crazy from possessing a [[ArtifactOfDoom red lyrium idol]].]] idol]]]]. The egregious abuse of the rite (as well as the [[ThePurge Rite of Annulment]]) is one of the grievances that led to the Mage-Templar War. And that's not even getting into the tranquilizations that weren't retribution at all, proportionate or otherwise.



* ''[[VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original]]'', Book 2, "Case of the Crazy Compass": [[spoiler:Dave Grant]] slips a magnet into Alex Hane's backpack right before Alex is scheduled to go into the woods with his exploring club. Said magnet is so powerful that it disrupts Alex's compass badly enough to get him lost in the woods for hours, in the process ruining his chance to get a good grade for his explorer club and also ([[FridgeHorror in hindsight]]) exposing him to the inherent dangers that come with being lost in the woods -- and [[spoiler:Dave]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope did that]] [[MoralEventHorizon with full knowledge]] that Alex would be going into the woods. And his reason for all this? [[spoiler:Alex's science project came in first place ahead of his own]].

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* ''[[VideoGame/EagleEyeMysteries Eagle Eye Mysteries: The Original]]'', Book 2, "Case of the Crazy Compass": [[spoiler:Dave Grant]] slips a magnet into Alex Hane's backpack right before Alex is scheduled to go into the woods with his exploring club. Said magnet is so powerful that it disrupts Alex's compass badly enough to get him lost in the woods for hours, in the process ruining his chance to get a good grade for his explorer club and also ([[FridgeHorror in hindsight]]) exposing him to the inherent dangers that come with being lost in the woods -- and [[spoiler:Dave]] [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope did that]] [[MoralEventHorizon with full knowledge]] that Alex would be going into the woods. And his reason for all this? [[spoiler:Alex's science project came in first place ahead of his own]].own.]]



*** The main quest of the game involves this for the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura. Thousands of years ago, she was one of the "good" Daedra that was worshiped by the Chimer people. Their leader, [[FounderOfTheKingdom Lord Nerevar]], was her faithful servant and champion. Following the disappearance of the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], the Chimer were left in the possession of the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of]] [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] and the Dwemeri [[ArtifactOfDoom Tools of Kagrenac]] needed to tap into the Heart's divine power. Azura, through Nerevar, told the Chimer to never use these "profane" tools. [[TheRashomon There are many different versions]] regarding what happened next, but we do know for sure that Nerevar was killed and [[DeityOfHumanOrigin the Tribunal]] (and [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]]) used the Tools on the Heart to [[PhysicalGod become gods]], neither of which Azura was happy about. In retaliation, she (possibly) turns the Chimer into the modern Dunmer, with ashen gray skin and blood red eyes. She also promises that Nerevar will be reincarnated to cast down the "false gods" of the Tribunal. [[spoiler:The main quest of the game is all of this coming to fruition]]. Following the events of the game, Morrowind is plunged into chaos, and it is largely destroyed by the subsequent Oblivion Crisis, Red Mountain eruption, and Argonian invasion. Despite it all, Azura comes out of it as even ''more'' beloved to the Dunmer people, with their "New Temple" religion centered around her.

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*** The main quest of the game involves this for the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] Azura. Thousands of years ago, she was one of the "good" Daedra that was worshiped by the Chimer people. Their leader, [[FounderOfTheKingdom Lord Nerevar]], was her faithful servant and champion. Following the disappearance of the [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]], the Chimer were left in the possession of the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of]] [[GodIsDead Lorkhan]] and the Dwemeri [[ArtifactOfDoom Tools of Kagrenac]] needed to tap into the Heart's divine power. Azura, through Nerevar, told the Chimer to never use these "profane" tools. [[TheRashomon There are many different versions]] regarding what happened next, but we do know for sure that Nerevar was killed and [[DeityOfHumanOrigin the Tribunal]] (and [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]]) used the Tools on the Heart to [[PhysicalGod become gods]], neither of which Azura was happy about. In retaliation, she (possibly) turns the Chimer into the modern Dunmer, with ashen gray skin and blood red eyes. She also promises that Nerevar will be reincarnated to cast down the "false gods" of the Tribunal. [[spoiler:The main quest of the game is all of this coming to fruition]]. fruition.]] Following the events of the game, Morrowind is plunged into chaos, and it is largely destroyed by the subsequent Oblivion Crisis, Red Mountain eruption, and Argonian invasion. Despite it all, Azura comes out of it as even ''more'' beloved to the Dunmer people, with their "New Temple" religion centered around her.



** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' gives an example for Meridia, typically considered (along with Azura, see above,) one of the "good" Daedric Prince and associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. When a group of Ayleids built a city above one of her shrines, she responded by destroying it with roots, burying it and all who lived there beneath the ground.

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline Online]]'' gives an example for Meridia, typically considered (along with Azura, see above,) above), one of the "good" Daedric Prince Princes and associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood [[LightIsNotGood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]]. When a group of Ayleids built a city above one of her shrines, she responded by destroying it with roots, burying it and all who lived there beneath the ground.



** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': "Oh My God! The doctor just left the Vault! Oh! I know! I'll have his assistant killed, plunge the Vault into mayhem, cause many more deaths, forcefully interrogate my own daughter, and sic my men to go shoot the doctor's [[PlayerCharacter child]] '''on sight'''! That'll show him!" On the other hand, the Overseer is a massive control freak and has a Vault-sized ego. The sheer act of opening the vault doors to leave must have insulted him so much he simply lost his shit.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': "Oh My God! The doctor just left the Vault! Oh! I know! I'll have his assistant killed, plunge the Vault into mayhem, cause many more deaths, forcefully interrogate my own daughter, and sic my men to go shoot the doctor's [[PlayerCharacter child]] '''on sight'''! That'll show him!" On the other hand, the Overseer is a massive control freak ControlFreak and has a [[SmallNameBigEgo Vault-sized ego.ego]]. The sheer act of opening the vault doors to leave must have insulted him so much he simply lost his shit.



*** Letting people in Cavavans go if they don't fight counts as harassing in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} world.

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*** Letting people in Cavavans go if they don't fight counts as harassing in the VideoGame/{{Fallout}} ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' world.



*** 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: Jenova is his mother. That's not strictly true, he was injected with Jenova's cells in the womb, but he doesn't find out the real truth]].

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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: Jenova [[spoiler:Jenova is his mother. That's not strictly true, true -- he was injected with Jenova's cells in the womb, womb -- but he doesn't find out the real truth]].



** 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.

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** Once [[spoiler:Chaos]] learns the war of the gods was orchestrated by [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his father, who now wants him dead]], he decides to destroy the world itself.



* 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''.

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* 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''.ButtMonkey.
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