History DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale / VideoGames

20th Jul '17 6:40:11 AM clandestineThespian
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** While Chie beats up Yosuke "only" twice in the video game (she kicks him in the crotch for breaking her "Trial of the Dragon" DVD and throwing a rope to him when he and the Protagonist return from the TV world with their Personas, [[AngerBornOfWorry having been convinced they were lost inside when her rope got cut]]), she does it a lot more in [[Anime/Persona4TheAni
mation the anime]], even over the smallest insults.

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** While Chie beats up Yosuke "only" twice in the video game (she kicks him in the crotch for breaking her "Trial of the Dragon" DVD and throwing a rope to him when he and the Protagonist return from the TV world with their Personas, [[AngerBornOfWorry having been convinced they were lost inside when her rope got cut]]), she does it a lot more in [[Anime/Persona4TheAni
mation
[[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation the anime]], even over the smallest insults.
23rd Jun '17 9:23:11 PM Klavice
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** While Chie beats up Yosuke "only" twice in the video game (she kicks him in the crotch for breaking her "Trial of the Dragon" DVD and throwing a rope to him when he and the Protagonist return from the TV world with their Personas, [[AngerBornOfWorry having been convinced they were lost inside when her rope got cut]]), she does it a lot more in [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation the anime]], even over the smallest insults.

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** While Chie beats up Yosuke "only" twice in the video game (she kicks him in the crotch for breaking her "Trial of the Dragon" DVD and throwing a rope to him when he and the Protagonist return from the TV world with their Personas, [[AngerBornOfWorry having been convinced they were lost inside when her rope got cut]]), she does it a lot more in [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation [[Anime/Persona4TheAni
mation
the anime]], even over the smallest insults.



* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' we have Raine Sage who is quite the disciplinarian when it comes to Lloyd and her little brother Genis Sage. She kicks Lloyd into a wall knocking him unconscious and smacks Genis on the rear when they disobey her orders to stay in class. Then again when Genis says "You humans are all the same!" to the Governor General of a port town. This would be considered domestic abuse if it was an adult male abusing a teenage female. Somewhat justified by the fact she was a teen when her parents died.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' we have Raine Sage who is quite the disciplinarian when it comes to Lloyd and her little brother Genis Sage. She kicks Lloyd into a wall knocking him unconscious and smacks Genis on the rear when they disobey her orders to stay in class. Then again when Genis says "You humans are all the same!" to the Governor General of a port town. In fact, she seems to smack Lloyd around even more than Genis. In the OVA, she is shown throwing chalk at a sleeping Lloyd. This would be considered domestic abuse if it was an adult male abusing a teenage female. There's also the potential of it being SlapSlapKiss (the kicking around of Lloyd, not [[BrotherSisterIncest Genis]]) should you choose to romance her in Flanoir and later in Dawn of a New World. Somewhat justified by the fact she was only a teen when her parents died.died, and Dirk is also shown attempting to punch his son (Lloyd) meaning corporal punishment is most likely the norm for Symphonia characters.
** There's also Sheena and Zelos' relationship in the game. Granted, Zelos generally [[LoveableSexManiac deserves]] being punched/whacked, but Sheena seems to be the only one who consistently slaps around Zelos. Surprisingly, she doesn't do it as much after [[spoiler: [[TheDogBitesBack Zelos]] betrays the party to get Aionis for Kratos so Lloyd can wield the ultimate sword and split the worlds]] but that's probably because she's so shaken by [[spoiler: his betrayal even if it was only temporary (or permanent depending on what you do in Flanoir)]]. That, or she gained new respect for him. Once again if you choose to romance these two it turns into SlapSlapKiss, like Raine and Lloyd above.
25th May '17 10:42:35 PM Midna
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', a woman has planted a maze of flowers around one of the shrines. To get inside, you have to traverse the maze without stepping on any of the flowers. Do it once or twice, and the woman will yell at you and take you back to the start. Do it three times, and [[DisproportionateRetribution she gets fighting-mad and savagely beats Link]] (offscreen) until he's left at [[HPToOne half a heart]]. PlayedForLaughs, of course, but reverse the genders and it'd be grounds for outrage.
14th Apr '17 6:45:34 PM HighCrate
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* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}:''
** The game features a scene wherein [[spoiler: Catherine]] seriously beats up Vincent and all his friends laugh it off and ignore it. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted once it's revealed that they can't see Catherine and as far as they knew Vincent was alone and making weird noises.]]
** Catherine, however seems to get away with FinancialAbuse and [[spoiler:lying to Vincent that she knew the whole time he was cheating]] and getting no real consequences for it enough to fall into this trope.
** However, this is probably more cultural dissonance since Japanese wives traditionally handle all the household finances. And considering how Vincent seems to throw all his money away, you really can't fault her for brining it up.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}:''
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''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}:'' The game features a scene wherein [[spoiler: Catherine]] seriously beats up Vincent and all his friends laugh it off and ignore it. [[spoiler: It's actually subverted once it's revealed that they can't see Catherine and as far as they knew Vincent was alone and making weird noises.]]
** Catherine, however seems to get away with FinancialAbuse and [[spoiler:lying to Vincent that she knew the whole time he was cheating]] and getting no real consequences for it enough to fall into this trope.
** However, this is probably more cultural dissonance since Japanese wives traditionally handle all the household finances. And considering how Vincent seems to throw all his money away, you really can't fault her for brining it up.
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14th Apr '17 11:05:04 AM FullmetalHeart20
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** However, this is probably more cultural dissonance since Japanese wives traditionally handle all the household finances. And considering how Vincent seems to throw all his money away, you really can't fault her for brining it up.
2nd Apr '17 8:57:20 PM CorahsUncle
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** And averted in the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}/Double Dragon crossovers. In this one, Linda's a buxom long-haired blonde in camo pants and a tight shirt - and the Toads and Dragons hold her up in the air by her hair and punch her in the stomach repeatedly.
** This is furthered in DoubleDragonNeon, where she now has spoken dialogue and is portrayed as a cruel dominatrix, both to the Lee brothers ("On your knees, Lees!"), and her own fellow goons ("On your feet, idiots!").

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** And averted in the VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}/Double Dragon ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}/Double Dragon'' crossovers. In this one, Linda's a buxom long-haired blonde in camo pants and a tight shirt - and the Toads and Dragons hold her up in the air by her hair and punch her in the stomach repeatedly.
** This is furthered in DoubleDragonNeon, ''VideoGame/DoubleDragonNeon'', where she now has spoken dialogue and is portrayed as a cruel dominatrix, both to the Lee brothers ("On your knees, Lees!"), and to her own fellow goons ("On your feet, idiots!").



** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3tVTrcSEFo Asuka's Tekken 5 ending]], Jin transforms from being [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Devil Jin]], and accidentally lands on her breasts. They're still for about 8 seconds, then she get's pissed off. Jin's response? What's going on? Where am I? Her response? [[MegatonPunch YOU PERVERT!]]
* The web-game ''The Boyfriend Trainer'', where you play as a girl who abuses her boyfriend so that he can become the "perfect boyfriend.".

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** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3tVTrcSEFo Asuka's Tekken 5 "Tekken 5" ending]], Jin transforms from being [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Devil Jin]], and accidentally lands on her breasts. They're still for about 8 seconds, then she get's pissed off. Jin's response? What's going on? Where am I? Her response? [[MegatonPunch YOU PERVERT!]]
* The web-game In the web game ''The Boyfriend Trainer'', where you play as a girl who abuses her boyfriend so that he can become the "perfect boyfriend.".



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' had a few scenes of this:
** In the first class trip, a camping trip in the country, Yosuke proposes going swimming at the river because he wants to see the girls (Chie and Yukiko) in bathing suits. They refuse, but reluctantly agree when he shows he [[CrazyPrepared bought swimsuits in the girls' sizes]] and guilt trips them into putting them on. At this point, the Main Character can compliment one, the other, or both girls, and they'll respond favorably to this. When Yosuke compliments them in a somewhat more backhanded and perverted way (something the main character can agree or disagree with) and Kanji suffers a subtle {{nosebleed}}, they push all three guys ''off a cliff'' and into the river below (a river that is only waist-deep.) Lucky for them the SoftWater, and not the riverbed, broke their fall. Unluckily for them, their SadistTeacher was up in the waterfall above, puking on the water, therefore the girls were glad they didn't jump in, and the boys felt like a thousand of showers will never make them clean...

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' had a few scenes of this:
** In the first class trip, a camping trip in the country, Yosuke proposes going swimming at the river because he wants to see the girls (Chie and Yukiko) in bathing suits. They refuse, but reluctantly agree when he shows he [[CrazyPrepared bought swimsuits in the girls' sizes]] and guilt trips them into putting them on. At this point, the Main Character can compliment one, the other, or both girls, and they'll respond favorably to this. When Yosuke compliments them in a somewhat more backhanded and perverted way (something the main character can agree or disagree with) and Kanji suffers a subtle {{nosebleed}}, they push all three guys ''off a cliff'' and into the river below (a river that is only waist-deep.) Lucky for them the SoftWater, and not the riverbed, broke their fall. Unluckily for them, their SadistTeacher was up in the waterfall above, puking on the water, therefore the girls were glad they didn't jump in, and the boys felt like a thousand of showers will never make them clean...



** Katherine, however seems to get away with FinancialAbuse and [[spoiler:lying to Vincent that she knew the whole time he was cheating]] and getting no real consequences for it enough to fall into this trope.

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** Katherine, Catherine, however seems to get away with FinancialAbuse and [[spoiler:lying to Vincent that she knew the whole time he was cheating]] and getting no real consequences for it enough to fall into this trope.



** The main character Croix has his manhood basically held in a vice by the women in the party (minus one you can't marry and one you can). [[spoiler: Luca]] admits to Croix that she's been playing him in order to find [[spoiler: her lost sibling]] and doesn't have any interest in him, which results in Croix getting angry and breaking their relationship, however shortly afterwards you can choose to side with either Luca or Cloche, and siding with [[spoiler: Luca]] will have her basically not admitting she's wrong, and just asking Croix to start over with her like nothing happened and pretending to be all sweet all over again. [[spoiler: This is especially horrendous when you take into account that Croix and Luca have been together as children, so Luca basically played the guy for almost a decade.]] Had Croix done that, it would have had a totally different tone.

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** The main character Croix has his manhood basically held in a vice by the women in the party (minus one you can't marry and one you can). [[spoiler: Luca]] [[spoiler:Luca]] admits to Croix that she's been playing him in order to find [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her lost sibling]] and doesn't have any interest in him, which results in Croix getting angry and breaking their relationship, however relationship. However, shortly afterwards afterward, you can choose to side with either Luca or Cloche, and siding with [[spoiler: Luca]] [[spoiler:Luca]] will have her basically not admitting she's wrong, and just asking Croix to start over with her like nothing happened and pretending to be all sweet all over again. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is especially horrendous when you take into account that Croix and Luca have been together as children, so Luca basically played the guy for almost a decade.]] Had Croix done that, it would have had a totally different tone.



** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the case of [[PunchClockHero Tharja]]'s [[RelationshipValues husband]]. Conversations with Noire ([[spoiler:their future daughter, who herself is a nervous wreck due to her mother's abuse]]) make it clear that [[spoiler:future]] Tharja frequently curses her husband as punishment for talking back to her, and this is not at all painted in a humorous or at all acceptable light, but as a sign of how there's something ''wrong'' with her.
* ''HyperdimensionNeptuniaProducingPerfection'' has [[{{Tsundere}} Noire]] (no relation to the above) act absurdly rude to the player character, who chose to help her instead of the other three [=CPUs=] to become the best idol in Gamindustri. In spite of the player character's desire to help, she ''immediately'' berates him, demotes him despite the fact that he hasn't been able to even take a breather after being summoned without warning, and forces him to do whatever chores she doesn't want to do herself. There's even a scene (that qualifies as a love event) that's just him trying to wake her up and getting ''beaten up'' because of how Noire acted.

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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] {{Averted|Trope}} in the case of [[PunchClockHero Tharja]]'s [[RelationshipValues husband]]. Conversations with Noire ([[spoiler:their future daughter, who herself is a nervous wreck due to her mother's abuse]]) make it clear that [[spoiler:future]] Tharja frequently curses her husband as punishment for talking back to her, and this is not at all painted in a humorous or at all acceptable light, but as a sign of how there's something ''wrong'' with her.
* ''HyperdimensionNeptuniaProducingPerfection'' ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaProducingPerfection'' has [[{{Tsundere}} Noire]] (no relation to the above) act absurdly rude to the player character, who chose to help her instead of the other three [=CPUs=] to become the best idol in Gamindustri. In spite of Despite the player character's desire to help, she ''immediately'' berates him, demotes him despite the fact that although he hasn't been able to even take a breather after being summoned without warning, and forces him to do whatever chores she doesn't want to do herself. There's even a scene (that qualifies as a love event) that's just him trying to wake her up and getting ''beaten up'' because of how Noire acted.



* In ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'', the (male) BigBad is such because he enslaves people with torturous killswitches, and the (female) protagonist...does the same thing to a total stranger. But it's okay, because she sometimes feels bad about it (though not enough to [[spoiler:free Monkey, despite her earlier promise that she would)]]!
* In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' one sidequest involves finding a singer's husband, who has vanished. It turns out he lost one of the songs he had written for her and was too ashamed to be in her presence after that. Once the player gives the song back to the husband, the man then reveals himself to the singer and begs her forgiveness. The singer responds by beating the living hell out of him while he tries to apologize until he's so badly beaten he spends the rest of the game lying on the ground right where she beat him up. Had the genders been reversed this would NOT have been PlayedForLaughs.

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* In ''VideoGame/EnslavedOdysseyToTheWest'', the (male) BigBad is such because he enslaves people with torturous killswitches, and the (female) protagonist...does the same thing to a total stranger. But it's okay, because she sometimes feels bad about it (though not enough to [[spoiler:free Monkey, despite her earlier promise that she would)]]!
would]])!
* In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'', one sidequest involves finding a singer's husband, who has vanished. It turns out he lost one of the songs he had written for her and was too ashamed to be in her presence after that. Once the player gives the song back to the husband, the man then reveals himself to the singer and begs her forgiveness. The singer responds by beating the living hell out of him while he tries to apologize until he's so badly beaten he spends the rest of the game lying on the ground right where she beat him up. Had the genders been reversed this would NOT ''not'' have been PlayedForLaughs.
2nd Apr '17 8:45:45 PM Scabbard
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* In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' one sidequest involves finding a singer's husband, who has vanished. It turns out he lost one of the songs he had written for her and was too ashamed to be in her presence after that. Once the player gives the song back to the husband, the man then reveals himself to the singer and begs her forgiveness. The singer response by beating the living hell out of him while he tries to apologize until he's so badly beaten he spends the rest of the game lying on the ground right where she beat him up. Had the genders been reversed this would NOT have been PlayedForLaughs.

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* In ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' one sidequest involves finding a singer's husband, who has vanished. It turns out he lost one of the songs he had written for her and was too ashamed to be in her presence after that. Once the player gives the song back to the husband, the man then reveals himself to the singer and begs her forgiveness. The singer response responds by beating the living hell out of him while he tries to apologize until he's so badly beaten he spends the rest of the game lying on the ground right where she beat him up. Had the genders been reversed this would NOT have been PlayedForLaughs.
2nd Apr '17 3:44:18 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', Ryoji and Junpei joke around about staying in the hot springs past the allotted time for men, even though they actually panic when girls start coming in for real. When they hear [[TheOjou Mitsuru]] come in also, Akihiko all but freaks out, saying that she'd give them all a FateWorseThanDeath if she catches them in the hot spring --the same Akihiko that is otherwise fearless (bordering on BloodKnight) when facing {{Eldritch Abomination}}s in an EldritchLocation every night and has been Mitsuru's best and oldest friend for ''years''. When Junpei says that they'd just explain and apologize to the girls, Akihiko insists that it wouldn't matter to Mitsuru, she would "execute them" anyway. And indeed, if you fail to escape after a stealth-action minigame ensues, the girls are righteously enraged by the guys' presence and Mitsuru follows through with this "[[NoodleIncident execution]]" that reduces all men to quivering wrecks by the next day, and has the girls either berating them or giving them the silent treatment for at least the following week.

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* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', Ryoji and Junpei joke around about staying in the hot springs past the allotted time for men, even though they actually panic when girls start coming in for real. When they hear [[TheOjou Mitsuru]] come in also, Akihiko all but freaks out, saying that she'd give them all a FateWorseThanDeath if she catches them in the hot spring --the same Akihiko that is otherwise fearless (bordering on BloodKnight) when facing {{Eldritch Abomination}}s in an EldritchLocation every night and has been Mitsuru's best and oldest friend for ''years''. When Junpei says that they'd just explain and apologize to the girls, Akihiko insists that it wouldn't matter to Mitsuru, she would "execute them" anyway. And indeed, if you fail to escape after a stealth-action minigame ensues, the girls are righteously enraged by the guys' presence and Mitsuru follows through with this "[[NoodleIncident execution]]" that reduces all men to quivering wrecks by the next day, and has the girls either berating them or giving them the silent treatment for at least the following week.
10th Feb '17 2:23:26 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It's [[NoodleIncident never shown on screen]], but several supports mention local HandsomeLech Inigo getting assaulted for flirting with various women. Similarly, If CuteMonsterGirl Nah's beau is Inigo, her behavior goes straight into this and she even threatens to transform into a dragon and eat him alive if he cheats on her (or comments on [[OlderThanTheyLook how young she looks]]) in their S support. And for that matter, the entirety of their S support is her creepily strong-arming him into marrying her when he clearly has no interest whatsoever in doing so, and has clearly stated before that he isn't even ''attracted'' to her. Like in the case of Avatar, Nah normally does not act like this ''at all''. ''Unlike'' Avatar, this is completely played for laughs and the only "justification" offered is Inigo's personality and general ButtMonkey status.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the case of [[PunchClockHero Tharja]]'s [[RelationshipValues husband]]. Conversations with Noire ([[spoiler:their future daughter, who herself is a nervous wreck due to her mother's abuse]]) make it clear that [[spoiler:future]] Tharja frequently curses her husband as punishment for talking back to her, and this is not at all painted in a humorous or at all acceptable light.

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** It's [[NoodleIncident never shown on screen]], but several supports mention local HandsomeLech Inigo getting assaulted insulted (at best) or beaten up (at worst) for flirting with various women. Similarly, If CuteMonsterGirl Nah's beau is Inigo, her behavior goes straight into this and she even threatens to transform into a dragon and eat him alive if he cheats on her (or comments on [[OlderThanTheyLook how young she looks]]) in their S support. And for that matter, the entirety of their S support is her creepily her strong-arming him into marrying her when he clearly has no interest whatsoever in doing so, and has clearly stated before that he isn't even ''attracted'' to her. Like in the case of Avatar, Nah normally does not act like this ''at all''. ''Unlike'' Avatar, this is completely played for laughs and the only "justification" offered is Inigo's personality and general ButtMonkey status.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in the case of [[PunchClockHero Tharja]]'s [[RelationshipValues husband]]. Conversations with Noire ([[spoiler:their future daughter, who herself is a nervous wreck due to her mother's abuse]]) make it clear that [[spoiler:future]] Tharja frequently curses her husband as punishment for talking back to her, and this is not at all painted in a humorous or at all acceptable light.light, but as a sign of how there's something ''wrong'' with her.
27th Dec '16 2:44:30 PM Klavice
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' we have Raine Sage who is quite the disciplinarian when it comes to Lloyd and her little brother Genis Sage. She kicks Lloyd into a wall knocking him unconscious and smacks Genis on the rear when they disobey her orders to stay in class. This would be considered domestic abuse if it was an adult male abusing a teenage female. Somewhat justified by the fact she was a teen when her parents died.

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' we have Raine Sage who is quite the disciplinarian when it comes to Lloyd and her little brother Genis Sage. She kicks Lloyd into a wall knocking him unconscious and smacks Genis on the rear when they disobey her orders to stay in class. Then again when Genis says "You humans are all the same!" to the Governor General of a port town. This would be considered domestic abuse if it was an adult male abusing a teenage female. Somewhat justified by the fact she was a teen when her parents died.
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