History DisproportionateRetribution / VideoGames

25th Mar '18 8:26:32 AM catmuto
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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.

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' is kicked off when Mike and his clique choose to 'prank' Hannah tries by getting her to make Mike cheat on his girlfriend with her...so Mike's clique conspire to film undress, while they are filming her without her knowledge. Why? Hannah naked has a very obvious crush on Mike and publicly humiliate her in front flirts with him. So they pull this, instead of five people. As opposed to, you know, actually ''talking'' to simply telling Hannah about her actions or breaking off their friendships with her. to knock it off. Like ''normal'' normal people would do.
14th Jan '18 3:12:55 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LiberalCrimeSquad'', when death penalty laws goes Arch-Conservative, [[AllCrimesAreEqual any crime is punished by death penalty]]. Murder. Arson. Kidnapping. Assault. Vandalism. Disturbing the peace. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Loitering]]. And if you add Arch-Conservative police regulations law, the death penalty is no longer applied, because the Death Squads will execute any criminal caught on the spot. Without trial.

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* In ''LiberalCrimeSquad'', ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'', when death penalty laws goes Arch-Conservative, [[AllCrimesAreEqual any crime is punished by death penalty]]. Murder. Arson. Kidnapping. Assault. Vandalism. Disturbing the peace. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Loitering]]. And if you add Arch-Conservative police regulations law, the death penalty is no longer applied, because the Death Squads will execute any criminal caught on the spot. Without trial.
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.
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