History HumansAreTheRealMonsters / VideoGames

26th Apr '17 1:11:50 AM kome360
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** This trope is mixed with YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame when two Machine faction leaders list the various violent traits of humanity in a ''positive'' light - specifically, that all these horrible things are what makes humanity such a fascinating and cultured species, compared to various alien civilizations which reached the singularity faster than humans invented the wheel, but had the cultural capacity of spoiled children and stayed that way. So the machines start emulating this human culture. Cue fourteen robot wars.

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** ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'': This trope is mixed with YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame when two Machine faction leaders list the various violent traits of humanity in a ''positive'' light - specifically, that all these horrible things are what makes make humanity such a fascinating and cultured species, compared to various alien civilizations which reached the singularity faster than humans invented the wheel, but had the cultural capacity of spoiled children and stayed that way. So the machines start emulating this human culture. Cue fourteen robot wars.
26th Apr '17 1:11:12 AM kome360
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** This trope is mixed with YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame when two Machine faction leaders list the various violent traits of humanity in a ''positive'' light - specifically, that all these horrible things are what makes humanity such a fascinating and cultured species, compared to various alien civilizations which reached the singularity faster than humans invented the wheel, but had the cultural capacity of spoiled children and stayed that way. So the machines start emulating this human culture. Cue fourteen robot wars.
23rd Apr '17 8:24:34 PM nombretomado
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* And that is not the only example to be found when it comes to the Franchise/TalesSeries. In fact, this is a major theme of ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' (along its FantasticRacism), but the message is not "humans are bastards" as much as it's "all people, Humas and Gajumas, are bastards period". They hate each other because they do, and both do pretty nasty things to each other (some Humas refused to give medicine to a Gajuma woman while she was dying ''in front of her daughter'', and some Gajumas chased an old couple out of town, forcing them to live in the middle of a desert filled with monsters). They get better... sort of. [[spoiler:The end of the game implies that they keep on being douches, but at least [[ThePowersThatBe the powers in command]] are doing something about it]].

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* And that is not the only example to be found when it comes to the Franchise/TalesSeries.VideoGame/TalesSeries. In fact, this is a major theme of ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' (along its FantasticRacism), but the message is not "humans are bastards" as much as it's "all people, Humas and Gajumas, are bastards period". They hate each other because they do, and both do pretty nasty things to each other (some Humas refused to give medicine to a Gajuma woman while she was dying ''in front of her daughter'', and some Gajumas chased an old couple out of town, forcing them to live in the middle of a desert filled with monsters). They get better... sort of. [[spoiler:The end of the game implies that they keep on being douches, but at least [[ThePowersThatBe the powers in command]] are doing something about it]].
22nd Apr '17 2:23:51 PM nombretomado
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* Given how prevalent this trope is, it's worth noting that Konami's ''{{Suikoden}}'' series averts it--the kobolds are largely portrayed as personable, but elves and dwarves tend to be ''very'' arrogant and xenophobic, and although most of the villains have been humans, it seems to be because they're more numerous rather than because there's fewer bastards in other races.

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* Given how prevalent this trope is, it's worth noting that Konami's ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series averts it--the kobolds are largely portrayed as personable, but elves and dwarves tend to be ''very'' arrogant and xenophobic, and although most of the villains have been humans, it seems to be because they're more numerous rather than because there's fewer bastards in other races.
11th Mar '17 11:56:27 AM nombretomado
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** Played horrifyingly straight with [[MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Skull Face]] who takes a primordial species that facilitated the birth of human civilization and mutates them into an "ethnic cleanser", capable of killing anyone who thinks and acts in a certain way. [[spoiler:He also uses research on fallout-eating bacteria, reverses the polarity (they now restore the uranium's radioactivity), and applies them to a Metal Gear made of depleted uranium. The end result is a Metal Gear that can be transformed into a nuclear bomb big enough to take out an entire country]]. So yeah, who's the real disease here?

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** Played horrifyingly straight with [[MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Skull Face]] who takes a primordial species that facilitated the birth of human civilization and mutates them into an "ethnic cleanser", capable of killing anyone who thinks and acts in a certain way. [[spoiler:He also uses research on fallout-eating bacteria, reverses the polarity (they now restore the uranium's radioactivity), and applies them to a Metal Gear made of depleted uranium. The end result is a Metal Gear that can be transformed into a nuclear bomb big enough to take out an entire country]]. So yeah, who's the real disease here?
5th Mar '17 5:14:18 PM nombretomado
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* While it doesn't have this theme ''per se'', the [[AllThereInTheManual racial backstory]] in ''DungeonSiege II'' doesn't exactly put humans in a positive light. It says that the human race has a dual nature, but it only mentions the negative, not the positive; it says that humans are [[BloodKnight extremely violent]].

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* While it doesn't have this theme ''per se'', the [[AllThereInTheManual racial backstory]] in ''DungeonSiege II'' ''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeII'' doesn't exactly put humans in a positive light. It says that the human race has a dual nature, but it only mentions the negative, not the positive; it says that humans are [[BloodKnight extremely violent]].
15th Jan '17 11:32:19 AM nombretomado
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* Humans in the PC game series ''AgeOfWonders'' almost always have leaders whose favorite pastimes include leveling elven forests, siding with demons and orcs for more power, and enslaving lesser races. This is despite the fact that they technically have a "Neutral" alignment.

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* Humans in the PC game series ''AgeOfWonders'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders'' almost always have leaders whose favorite pastimes include leveling elven forests, siding with demons and orcs for more power, and enslaving lesser races. This is despite the fact that they technically have a "Neutral" alignment.
14th Jan '17 6:33:23 PM nombretomado
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* The LucasArts adventure game ''The Dig'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this issue. When one of the characters tentatively points out to a friendly alien that not all humans are as [[RousseauWasRight nice]] as they are, the alien cheerily replies that that's okay, since all relatively young species are like that, and anyone who wants to pick a fight will just be [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien squashed like bugs]].

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* The LucasArts Creator/LucasArts adventure game ''The Dig'' [[LampshadeHanging hung a lampshade]] on this issue. When one of the characters tentatively points out to a friendly alien that not all humans are as [[RousseauWasRight nice]] as they are, the alien cheerily replies that that's okay, since all relatively young species are like that, and anyone who wants to pick a fight will just be [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien squashed like bugs]].
3rd Nov '16 1:31:10 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lilith has the protagonists go visit a major Ashura-kai facility to witness what she, a Chaos-aligned demon leader who believes very much in MightMakesRight, considers "true evil". [[spoiler:Said evil consists of Ashura-kai henchmen kidnapping fellow humans and making them into "seedbeds", extracting their ''brains'' in order to make the demon-quelling Red Pills.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lilith has the protagonists go visit a major Ashura-kai facility to witness what she, a Chaos-aligned demon leader who believes very much in MightMakesRight, considers "true evil". [[spoiler:Said evil consists of Ashura-kai henchmen kidnapping fellow humans and making them into "seedbeds", extracting their ''brains'' in order to make the demon-quelling Red Pills.Pills, an act that disgusts the heroes more than almost anything the demons do in the game.]]
3rd Nov '16 1:30:02 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lilith has the protagonists go visit a major Ashura-kai facility to witness what she, a Chaos-aligned demon leader who believes very much in MightMakesRight, considers "true evil". [[spoiler:Said evil consists of Ashura-kai henchmen kidnapping fellow humans and making them into "seedbeds", extracting their ''brains'' in order to make the demon-quelling Red Pills.]]
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