History DysfunctionJunction / VideoGames

27th May '17 2:19:10 PM KamenRiderOokalf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is the ''point'' of ''VideoGame/SilentHill''. If you don't have a tragic past, you're either a hallucination or in the wrong town.

to:

* This is the ''point'' of ''VideoGame/SilentHill''.''Franchise/SilentHill''. If you don't have a tragic past, you're either a hallucination or in the wrong town.
14th May '17 4:42:06 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[TraumaCenter Trauma Team]] has a team of six playable characters, all with their own unique quirks and flaws.

to:

* [[TraumaCenter Trauma Team]] ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'' has a team of six playable characters, all with their own unique quirks and flaws.
4th May '17 6:00:41 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Your parties in ''VideoGanme/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' range from reasonably well-adjusted with a few oddities (Consular, Trooper) to a full-blown CastFullOfCrazy. The Imperial Agent probably ends up with the oddest bunch; a BombThrowingAnarchist, a diplomat who [[GoingNative went native]] with an insectoid species, a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate who [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimented on himself]] with [[PlagueZombie rakghoul DNA]] (and can transform into one at will) and has a [[NoodleIncident long and bizarre career]] as an operative, a low-level Force Sensitive who was sent to the Chiss to avoid being killed by the Sith, and a RoboticPsychopath built by a race of AbusivePrecursors.

to:

** * Your parties in ''VideoGanme/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' range from reasonably well-adjusted with a few oddities (Consular, Trooper) to a full-blown CastFullOfCrazy. The Imperial Agent probably ends up with the oddest bunch; a BombThrowingAnarchist, a diplomat who [[GoingNative went native]] with an insectoid species, a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate who [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimented on himself]] with [[PlagueZombie rakghoul DNA]] (and can transform into one at will) and has a [[NoodleIncident long and bizarre career]] as an operative, a low-level Force Sensitive who was sent to the Chiss to avoid being killed by the Sith, and a RoboticPsychopath built by a race of AbusivePrecursors.
4th May '17 5:59:56 AM Allronix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Your parties in ''VideoGanme/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' range from reasonably well-adjusted with a few oddities (Consular, Trooper) to a full-blown CastFullOfCrazy. The Imperial Agent probably ends up with the oddest bunch; a BombThrowingAnarchist, a diplomat who [[GoingNative went native]] with an insectoid species, a MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate who [[ProfessorGuineaPig experimented on himself]] with [[PlagueZombie rakghoul DNA]] (and can transform into one at will) and has a [[NoodleIncident long and bizarre career]] as an operative, a low-level Force Sensitive who was sent to the Chiss to avoid being killed by the Sith, and a RoboticPsychopath built by a race of AbusivePrecursors.
3rd May '17 3:46:01 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona]]'' is full of this, as befitting a franchise centered around Jungian psychology:

to:

* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona]]'' ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' is full of this, as befitting a franchise centered around Jungian psychology:
3rd May '17 3:45:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Both sets of party members in both parts of the ''VideoGame/Persona2'' duology have terrible issues; the ''Innocent Sin'' party all have issues with their fathers (to the point that the FinalBoss takes on a form resembling a writhing mass with their fathers serving as its limbs...), while the ''Eternal Punishment'' cast suffer from various issues that stem from adulthood in general.
** In ''Innocent Sin'', the daddy issues include: Tatsuya and Katsuya's father could not solve a particular case, and Tatsuya in particular lost respect for him; Eikichi, a VisualKei enthusiast, is afraid of his sushi chef father and does not wish to inherit his store; Lisa, a [[TokenMinority Caucasian girl]], is the daughter of two extremely [[{{Otaku}} Japanophile]] parents, and her father wants her to [[YamatoNadeshiko behave like a supposedly "traditional" Japanese girl]]; Maya's father, a war reporter, has passed away, and Jun's father is a nut for [[ConspiracyTheory conspiracy theories]]. Jun's own mother actually spread devastating rumors of her husband to the point that [[spoiler:he died in a clock tower]] and considers her looks to be more important than her son, but most of Jun's resentment is against his father.
** In ''Eternal Punishment'', Ulala, Maya's roommate, is highly resentful of her successful career and good love life, Katsuya [[spoiler:secretly resents his career as a homicide cop (he wanted to be a pastry chef), and holds a grudge against Tatsuya for his aloof behavior towards him; [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited love]] is also at work in regards to Maya]], and Baofu [[spoiler:is a former public prosecuter, presumed dead, who is living as an extortionist to avenge his partner and lover.]]
* ''VideoGame/Persona3'':
** Every major character in the game you can interact and build social links with has ''some'' kind of mental or physical disorder, tragic past, neglectful or dead parent or similar that they angst over. And the one to reach to them with ThePowerOfFriendship or ThePowerOfLove and make them get over it? [[ThereAreNoTherapists It sure isn't the town psychologist]].
** Apathy Syndrome, a spreading mental condition that causes people to stop caring about anything. By the end of the game and its expansion the trope gets applied to [[spoiler: every human, as it's humanity's collective death wish that summons the coming apocalypse.]]
* Every main character in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (except the [[HeroicMime Protagonist]]) has some sort of secret fear, worry, or issue secretly eating them from the inside that eventually whisks them away to the shadow-possessed [[TrappedInTVLand Mayonaka TV]], where the problem is able to freely manifest and eventually cause their death.
** In the manga, the Protagonist's parents' line of work causes him to move constantly. As a result he is afraid to get close to others, lest he becomes too attached to them and is hurt when he has to leave. This causes him to be a, secretly cynical, StepfordSmiler . [[spoiler: From the final scenes of the game it can be deduced that he gets over it because all the people he formed social links with, while living with his uncle, were actually reaching out to him without either side realizing it(in contrast to P3's protagonist). He left the town with a smile and no regrets. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'aww]]]]
** In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', the protagonist (named Yu Narukami) also has a secret fear, though it's midway into the series before this is made clear. [[spoiler: Yu's biggest fear is that after the investigation is over, the group will go their separate ways and he'll be by himself again (possibly based on past experiences). When this is exploited by Mitsuo's shadow it causes him to have a tremendous HeroicBSOD.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': All your party members have screwed up pasts and misanthropic personalities.
** Ryuji had his career as a track star destroyed when Kamoshida broke his legs. He pretty much lashes out at any authority as a result and has become a bleach blond haired {{Delinquent}}.
** Ann faced bullying and harassment over her heritage [[spoiler: and witnesses one of her friends attempt suicide]], and tends to be distrustful and distant as a result.
** Yusuke lost his parents at a young age and his mentor exploited him. [[spoiler: It is later revealed his mentor basically murdered Yusuke's mother as well.]]
** Makoto has a lot of repressed anger issues over being made to stand on a pedestal by adults who don't follow the same standards themselves and exploit her for her talent. She becomes a bit more even-tempered after her dungeon/episode is complete (even if she still fights like a hellion).
** Futaba is severely isolated socially [[spoiler: due to her SurvivorGuilt over her mother's death from saving her in a car accident]].
** Haru [[spoiler:loses her father tragically, and spends the rest of the game struggling with her guilt over the incident]].
** Goro [[spoiler:is a sociopathic KnightTemplar obsessed with his belief in "justice" above all else as a result of his abusive childhood.]]

to:

* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona]]'' is full of this, as befitting a franchise centered around Jungian psychology:
**
Both sets of party members in both parts of the ''VideoGame/Persona2'' duology have terrible issues; the ''Innocent Sin'' party all have issues with their fathers (to the point that the FinalBoss takes on a form resembling a writhing mass with their fathers serving as its limbs...), while the ''Eternal Punishment'' cast suffer from various issues that stem from adulthood in general.
** *** In ''Innocent Sin'', the daddy issues include: Tatsuya and Katsuya's father could not solve a particular case, and Tatsuya in particular lost respect for him; Eikichi, a VisualKei enthusiast, is afraid of his sushi chef father and does not wish to inherit his store; Lisa, a [[TokenMinority Caucasian girl]], is the daughter of two extremely [[{{Otaku}} Japanophile]] parents, and her father wants her to [[YamatoNadeshiko behave like a supposedly "traditional" Japanese girl]]; Maya's father, a war reporter, has passed away, and Jun's father is a nut for [[ConspiracyTheory conspiracy theories]]. Jun's own mother actually spread devastating rumors of her husband to the point that [[spoiler:he died in a clock tower]] and considers her looks to be more important than her son, but most of Jun's resentment is against his father.
** *** In ''Eternal Punishment'', Ulala, Maya's roommate, Ulala is highly resentful of her roommate Maya's successful career and good love life, Katsuya [[spoiler:secretly resents his career as a homicide cop (he wanted to be a pastry chef), and holds a grudge against Tatsuya for his aloof behavior towards him; [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited love]] is also at work in regards to Maya]], and Baofu [[spoiler:is a former public prosecuter, presumed dead, who is living as an extortionist to avenge his partner and lover.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/Persona3'':
** *** Every major character in the game you can interact and build social links with has ''some'' kind of mental or physical disorder, tragic past, neglectful or dead parent or similar that they angst over. And the one to reach to them with ThePowerOfFriendship or ThePowerOfLove and make them get over it? [[ThereAreNoTherapists It sure isn't the town psychologist]].
** *** Apathy Syndrome, a spreading mental condition that causes people to stop caring about anything. By the end of the game and its expansion the trope gets applied to [[spoiler: every human, as it's humanity's collective death wish that summons the coming apocalypse.]]
* ** Every main character in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' (except the [[HeroicMime Protagonist]]) has some sort of secret fear, worry, or issue secretly eating them from the inside that eventually whisks them away to the shadow-possessed [[TrappedInTVLand Mayonaka TV]], where the problem is able to freely manifest and eventually cause their death.
**
death if they don't admit to it.
***
In the manga, the Protagonist's parents' line of work causes him to move constantly. As a result he is afraid to get close to others, lest he becomes too attached to them and is hurt when he has to leave. This causes him to be a, secretly cynical, StepfordSmiler . [[spoiler: From the final scenes of the game it can be deduced that he gets over it because all the people he formed social links with, while living with his uncle, were actually reaching out to him without either side realizing it(in contrast to P3's protagonist). He left the town with a smile and no regrets. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming D'aww]]]]
** *** In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', the protagonist (named Yu Narukami) also has a secret fear, though it's midway into the series before this is made clear. [[spoiler: Yu's biggest fear is that after the investigation is over, the group will go their separate ways and he'll be by himself again (possibly based on past experiences). When this is exploited by Mitsuo's shadow it causes him to have a tremendous HeroicBSOD.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': All your party members have screwed up pasts and misanthropic personalities.
**
a strong mistrust towards society in general.
***
Ryuji had his career as a track star destroyed when Kamoshida broke his legs. He pretty much lashes out at any authority as a result and has become a bleach blond haired {{Delinquent}}.
** *** Ann faced bullying and harassment over her heritage [[spoiler: and witnesses one of her friends attempt suicide]], and tends to be distrustful and distant as a result.
** *** Yusuke lost his parents at a young age and his mentor exploited him. [[spoiler: It is later revealed his mentor basically murdered Yusuke's mother as well.]]
** *** Makoto has a lot of repressed anger issues over being made to stand on a pedestal by adults who don't follow the same standards themselves and exploit her for her talent. She becomes a bit more even-tempered after her dungeon/episode is complete (even if she still fights like a hellion).
** *** Futaba is severely isolated socially [[spoiler: due to her SurvivorGuilt over her mother's death from saving her in a car accident]].
** *** Haru [[spoiler:loses her father tragically, and spends the rest of the game struggling with her guilt over the incident]].
** *** Goro [[spoiler:is a sociopathic KnightTemplar obsessed with his belief in "justice" above all else as a result of his abusive childhood.]]
23rd Apr '17 8:30:29 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

to:

* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':



** Like many of the other Franchise/TalesSeries games, ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. From CloningBlues to [[MyGreatestFailure accidental murder]] to barely escaping genocide to being kept in wage slavery and blackmailed, pretty much everyone in the party has something ugly in their past for them to be unhappy about, and if not, they find something during the course of the story. Even the ''TeamPet'' is tagging along with the party because he was exiled from his clan for all the death he accidentally caused.

to:

** Like many of the other Franchise/TalesSeries VideoGame/TalesSeries games, ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. From CloningBlues to [[MyGreatestFailure accidental murder]] to barely escaping genocide to being kept in wage slavery and blackmailed, pretty much everyone in the party has something ugly in their past for them to be unhappy about, and if not, they find something during the course of the story. Even the ''TeamPet'' is tagging along with the party because he was exiled from his clan for all the death he accidentally caused.
11th Apr '17 6:50:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Even the [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 first game]], with its relatively bland protagonist, had Dahlia Gillespie, who traumatized her daughter so badly that the trauma took ''three lifetimes'' to sort itself out. The second game, meanwhile, set the standard that the later games [[FollowTheLeader followed]], turning the town into an attraction for the mentally warped.

to:

** Even the [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 first game]], with its relatively bland protagonist, had Dahlia Gillespie, who traumatized her daughter so badly that the trauma took ''three lifetimes'' to sort itself out.
** [[VideoGame/SilentHill2
The second game, game]], meanwhile, set the standard that the later games [[FollowTheLeader followed]], turning the town into an attraction for the mentally warped.
11th Apr '17 6:50:25 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* This is the ''point'' of ''SilentHill''. If you don't have a tragic past, you're either a hallucination or in the wrong town. Even the first game, with its relatively bland protagonist, had Dahlia Gillespie, who traumatized her daughter so badly that the trauma took ''three lifetimes'' to sort itself out. The second game, meanwhile, set the standard that the later games [[FollowTheLeader followed]], turning the town into an attraction for the mentally warped.
** The protagonist of ''SilentHill4'', Henry Townsend, appears even more dysfunctional by not having a tragic past to explain his deadpan acceptance of the surreal and sinister. For a while, by far the longest entry on that game's WildMassGuessing page was devoted to a theory that Henry is the real killer, and "Walter Sullivan's ghost" his delusion. It's frighteningly convincing, but was eventually surpassed in length... by an entry theorizing that ''Eileen'' is the real killer.

to:

* This is the ''point'' of ''SilentHill''.''VideoGame/SilentHill''. If you don't have a tragic past, you're either a hallucination or in the wrong town.
**
Even the [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 first game, game]], with its relatively bland protagonist, had Dahlia Gillespie, who traumatized her daughter so badly that the trauma took ''three lifetimes'' to sort itself out. The second game, meanwhile, set the standard that the later games [[FollowTheLeader followed]], turning the town into an attraction for the mentally warped.
** The protagonist of ''SilentHill4'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'', Henry Townsend, appears even more dysfunctional by not having a tragic past to explain his deadpan acceptance of the surreal and sinister. For a while, by far the longest entry on that game's WildMassGuessing page was devoted to a theory that Henry is the real killer, and "Walter Sullivan's ghost" his delusion. It's frighteningly convincing, but was eventually surpassed in length... by an entry theorizing that ''Eileen'' is the real killer.
6th Apr '17 9:34:59 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Most, if not all, of the major characters of the computer RPG ''PlanescapeTorment'' possess some manner of dysfunction, tragic past, or similar torment. The player character, The Nameless One, is an amnesiac immortal with [[IdentityAmnesia a large number of dark pasts]], and his party members range from an orphaned part-demon to an insane fire wizard who was turned into a living conduit to the elemental plane of fire. Most of the major [=NPCs=] are similarly tormented - many of them, it turns out, as a result of interactions with The Nameless One at some point. This turns out to be a major plot point - [[spoiler: one of the 'powers' possessed by The Nameless One as a result of his immortality is an unconscious dominion over torment, symbolized by a tattoo on his shoulder. Whether he likes it or no, his power draws troubled and dysfunctional souls to him like moths to a flame and binds their destinies to his]]. Furthermore, in several cases (notably [[spoiler: Ignus, Vhailor, Dak'kon, Morte and ''especially'' Deionarra]]) the Nameless One is the direct and intentional ''cause'' of this horrid past, in one of his ChessMaster incarnations.

to:

* Most, if not all, of the major characters of the computer RPG ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' possess some manner of dysfunction, tragic past, or similar torment. The player character, The Nameless One, is an amnesiac immortal with [[IdentityAmnesia a large number of dark pasts]], and his party members range from an orphaned part-demon to an insane fire wizard who was turned into a living conduit to the elemental plane of fire. Most of the major [=NPCs=] are similarly tormented - many of them, it turns out, as a result of interactions with The Nameless One at some point. This turns out to be a major plot point - [[spoiler: one of the 'powers' possessed by The Nameless One as a result of his immortality is an unconscious dominion over torment, symbolized by a tattoo on his shoulder. Whether he likes it or no, his power draws troubled and dysfunctional souls to him like moths to a flame and binds their destinies to his]]. Furthermore, in several cases (notably [[spoiler: Ignus, Vhailor, Dak'kon, Morte and ''especially'' Deionarra]]) the Nameless One is the direct and intentional ''cause'' of this horrid past, in one of his ChessMaster incarnations.
This list shows the last 10 events of 95. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=DysfunctionJunction.VideoGames