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2nd Apr '18 7:12:48 AM gophergiggles
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* "[[ComicBook/TheJoker John Doe]]" of ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'' starts out as a mostly harmless, if capable fighter when necessary, inmate of Arkham Asylum who despite being sociopathic with serious issues is largely a nice guy who genuinely is Bruce's friend. Then he gets involved with The Pact and Batman which [[StartOfDarkness pushes him down the road to villainy]]. Your choices in how you trust and treat him will turn him into either ''The'' Joker we all know and love and Batman's greatest villain, or a ''monumentally'' effed-up BigBadFriend "vigilante" who needs to be taken down. [[spoiler: [[TragicVillain He doesn't get a good ending either way]], but the PostCreditsScene of a "Vigilante Joker" playthrough has Bruce visiting John in Arkham, implying there's at least still hope for him]].
17th Mar '18 9:48:06 PM GeorgyKinyov
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* Protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].

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* Protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].route]]: everymen run away, heroes fight to them and die.
17th Mar '18 9:44:13 PM GeorgyKinyov
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* Protagonist in {''VideoGame/Undertale''} is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].

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* Protagonist in {''VideoGame/Undertale''} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].



** Marcus Cole was exposed to mustard gas during WWI, and after the war went globe-hopping with his now-mercenary platoon buddies, including his best friend Stephen Richter looking for a way to save his life. They eventually find the Well of the Furies, and drink from the Fountain of Zeus. Not only does this fix Marcus, but these two nobodies, these barely-notable privates in a war fought by millions, are now the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Incarnates of the gods themselves]] in generations, going by the respective names [[CaptainGeographic Statesman]] and [[SpidersAreScary Lord Recluse]]

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** Marcus Cole was exposed to mustard gas during WWI, and after the war went globe-hopping with his now-mercenary platoon buddies, including his best friend Stephen Richter looking for a way to save his life. They eventually find the Well of the Furies, and drink from the Fountain of Zeus. Not only does this fix Marcus, but these two nobodies, these barely-notable privates in a war fought by millions, are now the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin [[ExactlyWhatIttSaysOnTheTin Incarnates of the gods themselves]] in generations, going by the respective names [[CaptainGeographic Statesman]] and [[SpidersAreScary Lord Recluse]]
17th Mar '18 9:41:36 PM GeorgyKinyov
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* Protagonist in ''VideoGame/Undertale'' is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].

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* Protagonist in ''VideoGame/Undertale'' {''VideoGame/Undertale''} is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].
17th Mar '18 9:39:34 PM GeorgyKinyov
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*Protagonist in ''VideoGame/Undertale'' is this on [[KillEmAll Genocide route]].
18th Feb '18 3:09:16 PM nombretomado
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* Late in ''ReturnToZork'', it's revealed that [[BigBad Morphius]] started out as [[spoiler: a lump of Illumynite rock that was accidentally impregnated by all the evil magic scattered during [[TheMagicGoesAway the Great Diffusion]]. Having been dug up by the dwarves, made a museum exhibit and titled "The Cluster," it eventually [[DemonicPossession took control]] of the mage Canuck, and used him to escape underground and build a new empire.]]

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* Late in ''ReturnToZork'', ''VideoGame/ReturnToZork'', it's revealed that [[BigBad Morphius]] started out as [[spoiler: a lump of Illumynite rock that was accidentally impregnated by all the evil magic scattered during [[TheMagicGoesAway the Great Diffusion]]. Having been dug up by the dwarves, made a museum exhibit and titled "The Cluster," it eventually [[DemonicPossession took control]] of the mage Canuck, and used him to escape underground and build a new empire.]]
5th Feb '18 4:07:37 PM LentilSandEater
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* Arguably, the Boss from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1''. At the beginning of the first game, he was just some guy on the street. By the end of the second, though... hoo, boy. Just ask the Stilwater Police Department.
** In [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', this random street-kid from the rough part of Stillwater singlehandedly destroys [[spoiler: an AirborneAircraftCarrier]], despite having a sizeable army with heavy military equipment available. He then proceeds to declare independence, turning the city of Steelport into a new city-state, and [[DoNotAdjustYourSet informing the entire US]] that if they have a problem with that, they're welcome to BringIt!
*** The Boss ends up becoming the President in the fourth game and must fight off an alien invasion. [[spoiler:The end of the game sees them as the ruler of said intergalactic alien empire, with access to time travel. By the beginning of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', they elevated themself even further to GodEmperor!]]

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* Arguably, the The Boss from ''VideoGame/SaintsRow1''. At the beginning of the first game, he was just some guy on the street. By the end of the second, though... hoo, boy. Just ask the Stilwater Police Department.
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Department. In [[MultipleEndings one of the endings]] of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', this random street-kid from the rough part of Stillwater singlehandedly destroys [[spoiler: an AirborneAircraftCarrier]], despite having a sizeable army with heavy military equipment available. He then proceeds to declare independence, turning the city of Steelport into a new city-state, and [[DoNotAdjustYourSet informing the entire US]] that if they have a problem with that, they're welcome to BringIt!
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BringIt! The Boss ends up becoming the President in the fourth game and must fight off an alien invasion. [[spoiler:The end of the game sees them as the ruler of said intergalactic alien empire, with access to time travel. By the beginning of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowGatOutOfHell'', they elevated themself even further to GodEmperor!]]
5th Feb '18 4:00:46 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''' Lord Nemesis started out as a toymaker around the time of the Civil War. Now? He's a MadScientist master of SteamPunk, TheChessmaster above all others in the game's universe, and was Emperor of the United States for a brief time.
** Let's not forget the BigGood and BigBad of the series: Marcus Cole was exposed to mustard gas during WWI, and after the war went globe-hopping with his now-mercenary platoon buddies, including his best friend Stephen Richter looking for a way to save his life. They eventually find the Well of the Furies, and drink from the Fountain of Zeus. Not only does this fix Marcus, but these two nobodies, these barely-notable privates in a war fought by millions, are now the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Incarnates of the gods themselves]] in generations, going by the respective names [[CaptainGeographic Statesman]] and [[SpidersAreScary Lord Recluse]]

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* ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''' ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''':
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Lord Nemesis started out as a toymaker around the time of the Civil War. Now? He's a MadScientist master of SteamPunk, TheChessmaster above all others in the game's universe, and was Emperor of the United States for a brief time.
** Let's not forget the BigGood and BigBad of the series: Marcus Cole was exposed to mustard gas during WWI, and after the war went globe-hopping with his now-mercenary platoon buddies, including his best friend Stephen Richter looking for a way to save his life. They eventually find the Well of the Furies, and drink from the Fountain of Zeus. Not only does this fix Marcus, but these two nobodies, these barely-notable privates in a war fought by millions, are now the first [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Incarnates of the gods themselves]] in generations, going by the respective names [[CaptainGeographic Statesman]] and [[SpidersAreScary Lord Recluse]]



* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'''s Siegfried was the leader of a rag-tag bunch of thieves; not much to write home about. After robbing a convoy [[spoiler:where he mistakenly decapitates his own father and quickly loses his mind over it, convincing himself that someone else did it]], he takes it upon himself to locate Soul Edge, thinking that his father's murderer deserves no less than death by that blade. He finds it, alright...

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* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'''s Siegfried was the leader of a rag-tag bunch of thieves; not much to write home about. After robbing a convoy [[spoiler:where he mistakenly decapitates his own father and quickly loses his mind over it, convincing himself that someone else did it]], he takes it upon himself to locate Soul Edge, thinking that his father's murderer deserves no less than death by that blade. He finds it, alright...alright.



** On the other hand, his father was a brave knight that was seen as a champion of the peasants, and went on a crusade. He arguably wasn't a complete nobody...
24th Jan '18 4:36:45 AM Cryoclaste
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* [[spoiler:Edna Strickland]] in ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture''. [[spoiler:She goes from minor annoyance to the leader of a [[NineteenEightyFour Big Brother dystopia]]]].

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* [[spoiler:Edna Strickland]] in ''VideoGame/BackToTheFuture''. [[spoiler:She goes from minor annoyance to the leader of a [[NineteenEightyFour [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Big Brother dystopia]]]].
15th Jan '18 5:16:06 PM Taxima
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has Edda Pureheart, a [[WhiteMage conjurer]] who's apparently not very good at her job, as her first appearance has her party complaining that their only source of healing is potions, and her second shows the party blaming her for the death of Avere, the party's tank (and Edda's fiancé). This seems to be the last the player sees of her, until they start doing [[HardModeFiller the hard mode dungeons]].The quest to unlock the Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) begins when [[spoiler:one of Edda's former party members receives an invitation to Edda and Avere's wedding. This creeps him out greatly, since Avere is ''quite dead'' at this point. Progressing through the dungeon reveals that Edda has gone mad with grief, ritually sacrificed one of her former party members, is trying to sacrifice the other (which you stop), and [[CameBackWrong brought Avere "back" as an ahriman]], who serves as the dungeon's end boss.]] The ending strongly suggests that Edda is still around... [[spoiler:and indeed, she serves as the first non-filler boss in the Palace of the Dead.]]

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'':
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Edda Pureheart, a [[WhiteMage conjurer]] who's apparently not very good at her job, as her first appearance has her party complaining that their only source of healing is potions, and her second shows the party blaming her for the death of Avere, the party's tank (and Edda's fiancé). This seems to be the last the player sees of her, until they start doing [[HardModeFiller the hard mode dungeons]].The quest to unlock the Tam-Tara Deepcroft (Hard) begins when [[spoiler:one of Edda's former party members receives an invitation to Edda and Avere's wedding. This creeps him out greatly, since Avere is ''quite dead'' at this point. Progressing through the dungeon reveals that Edda has gone mad with grief, ritually sacrificed one of her former party members, is trying to sacrifice the other (which you stop), and [[CameBackWrong brought Avere "back" as an ahriman]], who serves as the dungeon's end boss.]] The ending strongly suggests that Edda is still around... [[spoiler:and indeed, she serves as the first non-filler boss in the Palace of the Dead.]]]]
*** This is revealed to be the origins of the Empire of Garlemald. Because the Garlean race are [[UnSorcerer biologically incapable of using magic]], they were hounded by the other races of Hydaelyn and driven from other lands into the harsh north. It was there that they discovered vast ceruleum deposits that lead to their industrialization and nigh unstoppable {{Magitek}} arsenal. The newly formed empire would go on to conquer most of the known world and look down on those who once drove them off as "savages" to either enslave or exterminate.
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