History HilariousInHindsight / VideoGames

18th Apr '18 9:53:34 AM PiDa
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** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]] The fact that his name is '''V'''ermon makes this even funnier.
** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.



*** [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's]] MotiveRant from ''Revengeance'' has suddenly become quite funny due to Creator/DonaldTrump's slogan for the 2016 American election.

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*** ** ''VideoGame/MetalGearAcid'' came out in 2005 and is set during the American Presidential race of 2016. Over the course of the game it slowly comes to light that the establishment Presidential candidate, their aides, and various other prominent government figures and celebrities had been conspiring to kidnap children from all over the world, lock them in a basement, sexually abuse them, and force them to participate in occult Satanic murder rituals. In retrospect, this now seems like a WholePlotReference to the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory (made extra funny by how unprecedentedly absurd the Pizzagate theory was).
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[[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's]] MotiveRant from ''Revengeance'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has suddenly become quite funny due to Creator/DonaldTrump's slogan for the 2016 American election.



** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.
** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid,'' Otacon famously asks Snake if [[MemeticMutation love can bloom on a battlefield]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid V'', [[spoiler: Venom Snake and Quiet eventually fall in love with each other if you get their bond high enough]]. Could also be considered an AscendedMeme.
17th Apr '18 1:40:54 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The combined soundtrack for ''[[VideoGame/LandingSeries Landing Gear]]'' and ''Side by Side'', released in 1997, has an [[https://imgur.com/T6LYy0l album jacket]] that shows a road sign for a fork, with the straight path marked with an airplane icon and the right path marked with a car icon. One of the memes to gain popularity in 2018 [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/left-exit-12-off-ramp revolves around an image of a car drifting onto an on-ramp]], with the labels for the thru-traffic and off-ramp paths replaced accordingly.
16th Apr '18 11:50:11 AM Beed28
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** The ''Rockman New Years'' series of ROM hacks has you fighting a specific boss that's selected based on the Analysis/EasternZodiac of the retrospective year. The 2017 installment [[note]]the year of the Rooster[[/note]] has you fighting [[VideoGame/MegaManX1 Storm Eagle]] in a multi-phase battle... until [[spoiler:Chill Penguin]] shows up, and then the [[DualBoss both of them eventually fight you together]]. Come the ''Mega Man X Legacy Collections'', there's a new challenge mode that pairs you up against two Mavericks at the same time.
8th Apr '18 4:10:27 PM PiDa
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*** The plot, written long before Website/FourChan even crawled out of the memetic primordial soup, repeatedly refers to an evil [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] type only known as "Anonymous," upon whom [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Black Chamber]] have vowed vengeance. Clearly, they really ''don't'' forgive.
*** Snake's insistance on calling the Delta Force operative Christine Jenner "Chris" now comes across like he's a big fan of [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians the Kardashians]].

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*** The ***The plot, written long before Website/FourChan even crawled out of the memetic primordial soup, repeatedly refers to an evil [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] type only known as "Anonymous," upon whom [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Black Chamber]] have vowed vengeance. Clearly, they really ''don't'' forgive.
*** Snake's ***Snake's insistance on calling the Delta Force operative Christine Jenner "Chris" now comes across like he's a big fan of [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians the Kardashians]].



*** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.
*** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
*** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid,'' Otacon famously asks Snake if [[MemeticMutation love can bloom on a battlefield]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid V'', [[spoiler: Venom Snake and Quiet eventually fall in love with each other if you get their bond high enough]]. Could also be considered an AscendedMeme.

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*** ** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.
*** ** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
*** ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid,'' Otacon famously asks Snake if [[MemeticMutation love can bloom on a battlefield]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid V'', [[spoiler: Venom Snake and Quiet eventually fall in love with each other if you get their bond high enough]]. Could also be considered an AscendedMeme.
8th Apr '18 4:06:57 PM PiDa
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* The plot of ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', written long before Website/FourChan even crawled out of the memetic primordial soup, repeatedly refers to an evil [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] type only known as "Anonymous," upon whom [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Black Chamber]] have vowed vengeance. Clearly, they really ''don't'' forgive.

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* The plot of ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'':
***The plot,
written long before Website/FourChan even crawled out of the memetic primordial soup, repeatedly refers to an evil [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] type only known as "Anonymous," upon whom [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Black Chamber]] have vowed vengeance. Clearly, they really ''don't'' forgive.forgive.
***Snake's insistance on calling the Delta Force operative Christine Jenner "Chris" now comes across like he's a big fan of [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians the Kardashians]].



** [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's]] MotiveRant from ''Revengeance'' has suddenly become quite funny due to Creator/DonaldTrump's slogan for the 2016 American election.

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** *** [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's]] MotiveRant from ''Revengeance'' has suddenly become quite funny due to Creator/DonaldTrump's slogan for the 2016 American election.



** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.
** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid,'' Otacon famously asks Snake if [[MemeticMutation love can bloom on a battlefield]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid V'', [[spoiler: Venom Snake and Quiet eventually fall in love with each other if you get their bond high enough]]. Could also be considered an AscendedMeme.

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** *** In 1990, Konami released an unofficial sequel (i.e. produced without Creator/HideoKojima's involvement) to ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' titled ''VideoGame/SnakesRevenge'' for the NES. The title of the game was pretty nonsensical, as it was really about Big Boss (the antagonist) seeking revenge on Solid Snake for foiling his plot in the original game. But then along comes ''[=MGS3=]'', a prequel set during the Cold War, which reveals that not only is Solid Snake a clone of Big Boss, but that Big Boss himself used to be called Snake in the past. And now we have ''The Phantom Pain'', which centers around Snake (Big Boss) going on a quest for revenge after receiving a cyborg arm.
** *** In the localization for the NES version of the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear1'', the manual stated that Commander South is your MissionControl, and Colonel Vermon [=CaTaffy=] is the BigBad, while in the actual game, both the commander and the villain were intended to be the same character, Big Boss. [[spoiler:Then ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' came along with a RetCon -- it turns out that the Big Boss you've been playing through the game as was a body double, and he was the one who faced Snake at the end of the original game, while the real Big Boss only serves as Snake's MissionControl. So, in the end, the commander and the villain were technically different characters after all.]]
** *** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid,'' Otacon famously asks Snake if [[MemeticMutation love can bloom on a battlefield]]. In ''Metal Gear Solid V'', [[spoiler: Venom Snake and Quiet eventually fall in love with each other if you get their bond high enough]]. Could also be considered an AscendedMeme.
1st Apr '18 3:03:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/StarFox64''[='=]s [[LethalLavaLand Solar]] stage, Slippy remarks that the Arwing can "take temperatures of up to 9,000 degrees." [[Anime/DragonBallZ WHAT? NINE THOUSAND?!]]

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* In ''VideoGame/StarFox64''[='=]s [[LethalLavaLand Solar]] stage, Slippy remarks that the Arwing can "take temperatures of up to 9,000 degrees." [[Anime/DragonBallZ [[Memes/DragonBallZ WHAT? NINE THOUSAND?!]]
30th Mar '18 5:15:03 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/StarFox64''[='=]s [[LethalLavaLand Solar]] stage, Slippy remarks that the Arwing can "take temperatures of up to 9,000 degrees." [[Anime/DragonBallZ WHAT? NINE THOUSAND?!]]
28th Mar '18 7:35:37 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' features the Dremora, one of the lesser Daedra in service to Mehrunes Dagon. They appear as grey-skinned, yellow-eyed {{Horned Humanoid}}s with shaggy black hair. They're a ProudWarriorRace, and every single one of them is trained as a warrior, with their culture revolving around combat. Their society is based around a FantasticCasteSystem, with multiple levels of castes, each containing its own hierarchy of sub-castes. They even come from a parallel universe outside of the one the games take place in. So essentially, Mehrunes Dagon has the trolls from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' in his service. This is actually hilarious from ''both'' perspectives - not only are the Dremora very similar to trolls, Andrew Hussie based the Alternian alphabet on the Daedric alphabet from the games, which is used by - you guessed it - the Dremora. And, seeing as he picked it at random from a website hosting fonts for various fictional alphabets, he had no idea that the one he chose was used by a civilisation with a lot in common with his own.
** And if that wasn't enough, wearing Daedric armour (particularly [[http://www.gamemunition.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Elder-Scrolls-IV-Daedric-Armor.jpg the version]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'') - which, of course, is worn by Dremora - makes your character look a lot like an Imperial Drone!

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' features the Dremora, one of the lesser Daedra in service to Mehrunes Dagon. They appear as grey-skinned, yellow-eyed {{Horned Humanoid}}s with shaggy black hair. They're a ProudWarriorRace, and every single one of them is trained as a warrior, with their culture revolving around combat. Their society is based around a FantasticCasteSystem, with multiple levels of castes, each containing its own hierarchy of sub-castes. They even come from a parallel universe outside of the one the games take place in. So essentially, Mehrunes Dagon has the trolls from ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' in his service. This is actually hilarious from ''both'' perspectives - not only are the Dremora very similar to trolls, Andrew Hussie based the Alternian alphabet on the Daedric alphabet from the games, which is used by - you guessed it - the Dremora. And, seeing as he picked it at random from a website hosting fonts for various fictional alphabets, he had no idea that the one he chose was used by a civilisation with a lot in common with his own.
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own. And if that wasn't enough, wearing Daedric armour (particularly [[http://www.gamemunition.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Elder-Scrolls-IV-Daedric-Armor.jpg the version]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'') - which, of course, is worn by Dremora - makes your character look a lot like an Imperial Drone!
16th Mar '18 4:34:02 PM nombretomado
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* Meta example, but Papyrus the [[DemBones Skeleton]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is presented as an utter loser who is, in his own words, "pretty popular [on the Internet]" since he is "twelve followers away from a double digit count", and doesn't even realizes how utterly unpopular he is. In RealLife, Papyrus has legions of fans thanks to his AwesomeEgo and generally being fodder for the Funny page for Undertale on ThisVeryWiki.

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* Meta example, but Papyrus the [[DemBones Skeleton]] from ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is presented as an utter loser who is, in his own words, "pretty popular [on the Internet]" since he is "twelve followers away from a double digit count", and doesn't even realizes how utterly unpopular he is. In RealLife, Papyrus has legions of fans thanks to his AwesomeEgo and generally being fodder for the Funny page for Undertale on ThisVeryWiki.Wiki/ThisVeryWiki.
12th Mar '18 9:07:42 AM Allronix
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** The fact there is a part of the game where Jet is sent to get something called the Tron Legacy code. Even better when I-No remarks "Tron legacy? It's some kind of upgrade to the original Tron program..." [[spoiler: What happened to the poor fellow in that continuity ''probably'' shouldn't be called an "upgrade."]]

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** The fact there is a part of the game where Jet is sent to get something called the Tron Legacy code. Even better when I-No remarks "Tron legacy? It's some kind of upgrade to the original Tron program..." [[spoiler: [[ReforgedIntoAMinion What happened to the poor fellow in that continuity continuity]] ''probably'' shouldn't be called an "upgrade."]]
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