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11th Mar '18 4:48:40 PM Sollers
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** The crew in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', is better-developed and seems to be higher-functioning than usual for a BioWare game, but party banter, conversations, and [[CompanionSpecificSidequest Companion Specific Sidequests]] reveal otherwise. Your fighting fellowship can include the following: a [[VengefulWidow recent widow]] looking to finish off her husband's killer, a man who was [[WhatHappenedToMommy forced to kill his own mother]], a woman raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society who faces prejudice when she leaves it, another woman who was subject to [[FreakinessShame horrific abuse and abandonment]], a BloodKnight who gleefully tells you he'll kill you [[PsychoSupporter if you become too weak,]] a [[ThePaladin knight]] whose marriage is in shambles because of [[LovedINotHonorMore his devotion to duty]], the knight's {{Jerkass}} protege who has [[WellDoneSonGuy massive daddy issues]], an [[SmugSnake egotistical wizard]] scheming to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least the group), a possibly [[CloudCuckoolander brain-damaged man]] who relies on his [[ConsultingMisterPuppet hamster]] for moral guidance, a bard whose philosophy [[PerkyGoth embraces the eventual destruction of the universe]], a SpoiledSweet who loses her home and family in one blow, another knight who is barred by [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration race/class restrictions]] from becoming ThePaladin and lost her entire adventuring party, a druid who [[spoiler:unknowingly abandoned his unborn son]], a [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] whose beloved married (and is abused by) someone else, and [[spoiler: in ''Throne of Bhaal'', you can recruit Sarevok, who tried his level best to kill you and become the new murder god before you defeated him.]] Not to mention the protagonist, [[spoiler:the offspring of a murder god]], can be played as struggling against their dark side, fully embracing it, or some combination of both. The only exemption from this trope seems to be [[spoiler:Yoshimo]], and even he [[spoiler:is compelled by a geas to make sure the protagonist ends up dead]].

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** The crew in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' is better-developed and seems to be higher-functioning than usual for a BioWare game, but party banter, conversations, and [[CompanionSpecificSidequest Companion Specific Sidequests]] reveal otherwise. Your fighting fellowship can include the following: a [[VengefulWidow recent widow]] looking to finish off her husband's killer, a man who was [[WhatHappenedToMommy forced to kill his own mother]], a woman raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society who faces prejudice when she leaves it, another woman who was subject to [[FreakinessShame horrific abuse and abandonment]], a BloodKnight who gleefully tells you he'll kill you [[PsychoSupporter if you become too weak,]] a [[ThePaladin knight]] whose marriage is in shambles because of [[LovedINotHonorMore his devotion to duty]], the knight's {{Jerkass}} protege who has [[WellDoneSonGuy massive daddy issues]], an [[SmugSnake egotistical wizard]] scheming to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least the group), a possibly [[CloudCuckoolander brain-damaged man]] who relies on his [[ConsultingMisterPuppet hamster]] for moral guidance, a bard whose philosophy [[PerkyGoth embraces the eventual destruction of the universe]], a SpoiledSweet who loses her home and family in one blow, another knight who is barred by [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration race/class restrictions]] from becoming ThePaladin and lost her entire adventuring party, a druid who [[spoiler:unknowingly abandoned his unborn son]], a [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] whose beloved married (and is abused by) someone else, and [[spoiler: in ''Throne of Bhaal'', you can recruit Sarevok, who tried his level best to kill you and become the new murder god before you defeated him.]] Not to mention the protagonist, [[spoiler:the offspring of a murder god]], can be played as struggling against their dark side, fully embracing it, or some combination of both. The only exemption from this trope seems to be [[spoiler:Yoshimo]], and even he [[spoiler:is compelled by a geas to make sure the protagonist ends up dead]].
11th Mar '18 4:47:51 PM Sollers
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** The crew in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', is better-developed and seems to be higher-functioning than usual for a BioWare game, but party banter, conversations, and [[CompanionSpecificSidequest Companion Specific Sidequests]] reveal otherwise. Your fighting fellowship can include the following: a [[VengefulWidow recent widow]] looking to finish off her husband's killer, a man who was [[WhatHappenedToMommy forced to kill his own mother]], a woman raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society who faces prejudice when she leaves it, another woman who was subject to [[FreakinessShame horrific abuse and abandonment]], a BloodKnight who gleefully tells you he'll kill you if you become too weak, a [[ThePaladin knight]] whose marriage is in shambles because of [[LovedINotHonorMore his devotion to duty]], the knight's {{Jerkass}} protege who has [[WellDoneSonGuy massive daddy issues]], an egotistical wizard scheming to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least the group), a possibly brain-damaged man who relies on his hamster for moral guidance, a bard whose philosophy [[PerkyGoth embraces the eventual destruction of the universe]], a SpoiledSweet who loses her home and family in one blow, another knight who is barred by [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration race/class restrictions]] from becoming ThePaladin and lost her entire adventuring party, a druid who [[spoiler:unknowingly abandoned his unborn son]], and a [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] whose beloved married (and is abused by) someone else. And of course, the protagonist, [[spoiler:the offspring of a murder god]], can be played as struggling against their dark side, fully embracing it, or some combination of both. The only exempt from this trope seems to be [[spoiler:Yoshimo]], and even he [[spoiler:is compelled by a geas to make sure the protagonist ends up dead]].

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** The crew in ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', is better-developed and seems to be higher-functioning than usual for a BioWare game, but party banter, conversations, and [[CompanionSpecificSidequest Companion Specific Sidequests]] reveal otherwise. Your fighting fellowship can include the following: a [[VengefulWidow recent widow]] looking to finish off her husband's killer, a man who was [[WhatHappenedToMommy forced to kill his own mother]], a woman raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society who faces prejudice when she leaves it, another woman who was subject to [[FreakinessShame horrific abuse and abandonment]], a BloodKnight who gleefully tells you he'll kill you [[PsychoSupporter if you become too weak, weak,]] a [[ThePaladin knight]] whose marriage is in shambles because of [[LovedINotHonorMore his devotion to duty]], the knight's {{Jerkass}} protege who has [[WellDoneSonGuy massive daddy issues]], an [[SmugSnake egotistical wizard wizard]] scheming to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least the group), a possibly [[CloudCuckoolander brain-damaged man man]] who relies on his hamster [[ConsultingMisterPuppet hamster]] for moral guidance, a bard whose philosophy [[PerkyGoth embraces the eventual destruction of the universe]], a SpoiledSweet who loses her home and family in one blow, another knight who is barred by [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration race/class restrictions]] from becoming ThePaladin and lost her entire adventuring party, a druid who [[spoiler:unknowingly abandoned his unborn son]], and a [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] whose beloved married (and is abused by) someone else. And else, and [[spoiler: in ''Throne of course, Bhaal'', you can recruit Sarevok, who tried his level best to kill you and become the new murder god before you defeated him.]] Not to mention the protagonist, [[spoiler:the offspring of a murder god]], can be played as struggling against their dark side, fully embracing it, or some combination of both. The only exempt exemption from this trope seems to be [[spoiler:Yoshimo]], and even he [[spoiler:is compelled by a geas to make sure the protagonist ends up dead]].
22nd Feb '18 10:51:41 AM babyhenchy1
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** Grunt is krogan {{Supersoldier}} who doesn't care about anything or anybody.

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** Grunt is a [[BornAsAnAdult newborn]] test-tube krogan {{Supersoldier}} SuperSoldier who doesn't care about anything or anybody.loves nothing more than a great fight, but is also [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife searching for purpose and reason for it]].



*** Garrus has spent the last two years as a vigilante on the hellhole of Omega, had his squad betrayed, gets part of his face blown off by a gunship missile, and his loyalty mission involves tracking down the turian who betrayed his squad on Omega, all while he gets closer to going over the edge. He's also more cynical and pragmatic in general.

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*** Garrus has spent the last two years as a vigilante on the hellhole of Omega, [[WretchedHive Omega]], had his squad betrayed, gets part of his face blown off by a gunship missile, and his loyalty mission involves [[{{Revenge}} tracking down the turian who betrayed his squad on Omega, Omega]], all while [[HeWhoFightsMonsters he gets closer to going over the edge.edge]]. He's also more cynical and pragmatic in general.
11th Jan '18 2:51:29 PM nmn3r3
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*** 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}}.

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*** Ryuji had his career as a track star destroyed when Kamoshida [[SadistTeacher Kamoshida]] broke his legs. He pretty much lashes out at any authority as a result and has become a bleach blond haired {{Delinquent}}.



*** 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.]]

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*** 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.via inaction.]]



*** 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]].

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*** Futaba is severely isolated socially [[spoiler: due to her SurvivorGuilt over her mother's death death, stemming from saving a false suicide note planted by the people who killed her in to make it seem like Wakaba killed herself from the stress of being a car accident]].single mother]].
*** Haru [[spoiler:loses her [[spoiler:has a CorruptCorporateExecutive for a father tragically, who tries to sell her in exchange for political power. When the heroes induce a change of heart in him, he's killed and the heroes are framed for it. Haru spends the rest of the game struggling with her guilt over the incident]].
26th Nov '17 9:38:15 AM nombretomado
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*** 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.

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*** 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]].UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories. 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.
28th Oct '17 12:23:50 PM Sollers
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the character personalities are pretty one-dimensional sketches, and tend to range from quirky to the point of being weird to outright insane. In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', where the characters are better developed, not every one has a tragic past... but a good portion of them do, and all four possible {{Love Interest}}s most certainly do. [[spoiler: One is a recent widow, another was raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society and then is subject to prejudice when she leaves it, a third was subject to horrific abuse and abandonment, and the fourth has daddy issues up the wazoo]]. While not a romance option (he was originally supposed to be one, apparently), Valygar also has some [[WhatHappenedToMommy severe problems]].

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* Proving that Creator/BioWare has been doing this from the start, the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series has this trope in spades:
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In ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', the [[VideoGame/BaldursGate first game]], the character personalities are pretty one-dimensional sketches, and tend to range from quirky to the point of being weird to outright insane. In insane.
** The crew in
''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', where is better-developed and seems to be higher-functioning than usual for a BioWare game, but party banter, conversations, and [[CompanionSpecificSidequest Companion Specific Sidequests]] reveal otherwise. Your fighting fellowship can include the characters are better developed, not every one has following: a tragic past... but a good portion of them do, and all four possible {{Love Interest}}s most certainly do. [[spoiler: One is a [[VengefulWidow recent widow, another widow]] looking to finish off her husband's killer, a man who was [[WhatHappenedToMommy forced to kill his own mother]], a woman raised in an AlwaysChaoticEvil society and then is subject to who faces prejudice when she leaves it, a third another woman who was subject to [[FreakinessShame horrific abuse and abandonment, and abandonment]], a BloodKnight who gleefully tells you he'll kill you if you become too weak, a [[ThePaladin knight]] whose marriage is in shambles because of [[LovedINotHonorMore his devotion to duty]], the fourth knight's {{Jerkass}} protege who has [[WellDoneSonGuy massive daddy issues up issues]], an egotistical wizard scheming to TakeOverTheWorld (or at least the wazoo]]. While not group), a romance option (he was originally supposed possibly brain-damaged man who relies on his hamster for moral guidance, a bard whose philosophy [[PerkyGoth embraces the eventual destruction of the universe]], a SpoiledSweet who loses her home and family in one blow, another knight who is barred by [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration race/class restrictions]] from becoming ThePaladin and lost her entire adventuring party, a druid who [[spoiler:unknowingly abandoned his unborn son]], and a [[OurGnomesAreWeirder gnome]] whose beloved married (and is abused by) someone else. And of course, the protagonist, [[spoiler:the offspring of a murder god]], can be played as struggling against their dark side, fully embracing it, or some combination of both. The only exempt from this trope seems to be one, apparently), Valygar also has some [[WhatHappenedToMommy severe problems]].[[spoiler:Yoshimo]], and even he [[spoiler:is compelled by a geas to make sure the protagonist ends up dead]].
27th May '17 2:19:10 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* 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.

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

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* [[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
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** 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.

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** * 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
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** 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.
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