History Hypocrite / VideoGames

11th Jul '16 2:38:19 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', the Duty faction preaches about the horrific dangers of the Zone and why it must be contained from spreading over to the whole world. [[spoiler: Yet, in ''Call of Pripyat'', a quest involves you investigating a strange anomaly at an abandoned water cooling station northwest of the Yanov train station. The quest requires you to secure a special detector from the wrecked ship in the first map. Once you have it and use it, the anomaly spits out the bodies of now lifeless Duty stalkers down to the ground. Among them is the original founder of the faction. His PDA reveals that the faction was originally comprised of soldiers and [=SFOs=] from the Ukrainian Security Service (AKA the Ukrainian military) sent out to the Zone to secure it from unauthorized personnel. According to the backstory, his unit was on a particularly risky expedition of unknown caliber when a sudden blowout wiped out almost his entire unit. Shaken by this upheaval, the Captain (AKA the founder, who is only known as Tachenko) of the unit staged a communications breakdown and ordered his troops to go rogue from the USS and join the other stalkers for opportunistic jobs in the Zone. His ploy proved successful even though he also inadvertently caused chaos within his unit. The Captain and his subordinates managed to silence this debacle and continued on with impunity. Then, one day, he and three others with his group traveled to the water cooling station and end up getting trapped in the anomaly that you discover in this game. His group disintegrated under tragic circumstances and Captain Tachenko, by then self-promoted to General, became DrivenToSuicide. The rest of the unit legally declared Tachenko MIA, and by then had recently appointed General Krylov (from ''Clear Sky'') to assume leadership of the unit and he turned it into the now supposedly adamant KnightTemplar faction that we know presently. After hearing the little story in the founder's PDA, you can choose whether to give it to Duty, Freedom, or the trader in the wrecked ship. Giving the PDA to the Freedom leader will cause him to blissfully call out Duty for being a bunch of frauds acting like every other greedy and selfish stalker out there in the Zone. Had this anomaly not occurred and had disappeared in the game or had the PDA's data gotten erased, Duty's dirtiest secret would have never been discovered in the first place and that bit of information would have more likely to be found in the game manual which no player these days would even bother.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', the Duty faction preaches about the horrific dangers of the Zone and why it must be contained from spreading over to the whole world. [[spoiler: Yet, in ''Call of Pripyat'', a quest involves you investigating a strange anomaly at an abandoned water cooling station northwest of the Yanov train station. The quest requires you to secure a special detector from the wrecked ship in the first map. Once you have it and use it, the anomaly spits out the bodies of now lifeless Duty stalkers down to the ground. Among them is the original founder of the faction. His PDA reveals that the faction was originally comprised of soldiers and [=SFOs=] from the Ukrainian Security Service (AKA the Ukrainian military) sent out to the Zone to secure it from unauthorized personnel. According to the backstory, his unit was on a particularly risky expedition of unknown caliber when a sudden blowout wiped out almost his entire unit. Shaken by this upheaval, the Captain (AKA the founder, who is only known as Tachenko) of the unit staged a communications breakdown and ordered his troops to go rogue from the USS and join the other stalkers for opportunistic jobs in the Zone. His ploy proved successful even though he also inadvertently caused chaos within his unit. The Captain and his subordinates managed to silence this debacle and continued on with impunity. Then, one day, he and three others with his group traveled to the water cooling station and end up getting trapped in the anomaly that you discover in this game. His group disintegrated under tragic circumstances and Captain Tachenko, by then self-promoted to General, became DrivenToSuicide. The rest of the unit legally declared Tachenko MIA, and by then had recently appointed General Krylov (from ''Clear Sky'') to assume leadership of the unit and he turned it into the now supposedly adamant KnightTemplar faction that we know presently. After hearing the little story in the founder's PDA, you can choose whether to give it to Duty, Freedom, or the trader in the wrecked ship. Giving the PDA to the Freedom leader will cause him to blissfully call out Duty for being a bunch of frauds acting like every other greedy and selfish stalker out there in the Zone. Had this anomaly not occurred and had disappeared in the game or had the PDA's data gotten erased, Duty's dirtiest secret would have never been discovered in the first place and that bit of information would have more likely to be found in the game manual which no player these days would even bother.]]]] Depending on your perspective, though, this can be seen as either BecomingTheMask or a weird inverted MotiveDecay, as Duty so really seem to be dedicated to their new mission.
** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor character who preaches how Zone artifacts are evil and must be removed from the world. Investigating his corpse however reveals that his unique shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a shard of Gravi embedded in the barrel, this making him a special kind of StrawHypocrite.
17th Jun '16 2:44:33 PM Peridonyx
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light -- consequently making said pro-Light-ers ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers pro-Lighters like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light -- consequently thus making said pro-Light-ers pro-Lighters ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.
9th Jun '16 1:46:04 PM ShorinBJ
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has [[TheDragon High Overseer Campbell]]. Despite being the head of a religious organisation dedicated to rooting out the practice of black magic and [[HumanoidAbomination The Outsider]] worship, he maintains a secret room full of books detailing spells, as well as an Outsider rune. His room also contains discarded lady's undergarments and notes from a nearby brothel, despite preaching of virtue and temperance. [[spoiler:Although, the brothel ''is'' where Lady Emily is being held, but it does mention that he likes being there to sample in their services while keeping an eye on Emily. [[PedophilePriest In fact, that probably hints on something even worse about Campbell]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has [[TheDragon High Overseer Campbell]]. Despite being the head of a religious organisation dedicated to rooting out the practice of black magic and [[HumanoidAbomination The Outsider]] worship, he maintains a secret room full of books detailing spells, as well as an Outsider rune. His room also contains discarded lady's ladies' undergarments and notes from a nearby brothel, despite preaching of virtue and temperance. [[spoiler:Although, the brothel ''is'' where Lady Emily is being held, but it does mention that he likes being there to sample in their services while keeping an eye on Emily. [[PedophilePriest In fact, that probably hints on something even worse about Campbell]].]]]] If you aim the heart at him, it says, "He breaks each of the Seven Strictures daily. It is his own private joke."
1st Jun '16 6:01:00 PM Loekman3
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* Commissioner Gordon in ''VideoGame/ArkhamOrigins'' called out Batman for supposedly killing Bane and refuses to work with him. Except that previously he shot two mooks trying to kill Warden Joseph for the same reason as Batman did (Saving an innocent life). Nobody even acknowledges it when Batman defends himself.

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* Commissioner Gordon in ''VideoGame/ArkhamOrigins'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' called out Batman for supposedly killing Bane and refuses to work with him. Except that previously he shot two mooks trying to kill Warden Joseph for the same reason as Batman did (Saving an innocent life). Nobody even acknowledges it when Batman defends himself.
1st Jun '16 6:00:37 PM Loekman3
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* Commissioner Gordon in ''VideoGame/ArkhamOrigins'' called out Batman for supposedly killing Bane and refuses to work with him. Except that previously he shot two mooks trying to kill Warden Joseph for the same reason as Batman did (Saving an innocent life). Nobody even acknowledges it when Batman defends himself.
28th May '16 4:58:55 AM Loekman3
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* Just as Cronos is about to die at Kratos's hands in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', he accused Kratos as a coward for killing his own kin. This is despite the fact that he previously ate his children out of fear that they will soon overthrow him.



* Franchise/KingdomHearts's Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light -- consequently making said pro-Light-ers ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.

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* Franchise/KingdomHearts's ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light -- consequently making said pro-Light-ers ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.
23rd May '16 6:01:56 PM hamza678
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* In [[DeadToRights Dead to Rights Retribution]], [[CowboyCop Jack Slate]] calls the [[PoliceBrutality G.A.C.]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. He's not quite wrong, but in terms of PoliceBrutality (Case in point, his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bA3Uj6XtnI takedown]] moves.) he's at least as bad as them, if not worse.

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* In [[DeadToRights ''[[VideoGame/DeadToRights Dead to Rights Retribution]], Retribution]]'', [[CowboyCop Jack Slate]] calls the [[PoliceBrutality G.A.C.]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. He's not quite wrong, but in terms of PoliceBrutality (Case in point, his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bA3Uj6XtnI takedown]] moves.) he's at least as bad as them, if not worse.
9th May '16 5:39:40 PM Peridonyx
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* Franchise/KingdomHearts's Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute." But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light--consequently making said pro-Light-ers ProperlyParanoid--but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.

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* Franchise/KingdomHearts's Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Light-ers like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute." "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light--consequently Light -- consequently making said pro-Light-ers ProperlyParanoid--but ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.
13th Apr '16 10:53:23 AM Clessus
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*** By the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Big Boss has firmly cemented himself as one. [spoiler: That is to say, the original Big Boss, and not Venom Snake. After defecting from the Patriots for cloning him without his consent for the purpose of making the ultimate soldier, he does the exact same thing to one of his own men by means of robbing him of his past identity in order to turn him into a body double. In spite of singing a lot of hypocritical purple poetry about creating a nation whereby soldiers will not be abused by their governments, he takes advantage of an innocent soldier's loyalty and ruins his life, becoming the kind of manipulator that he started his private military to get away from.]]

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*** By the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Big Boss has firmly cemented himself as one. [spoiler: [[spoiler: That is to say, the original Big Boss, and not Venom Snake. After defecting from the Patriots for cloning him without his consent for the purpose of making the ultimate soldier, he does the exact same thing to one of his own men by means of robbing him of his past identity in order to turn him into a body double. In spite of singing a lot of hypocritical purple poetry about creating a nation whereby soldiers will not be abused by their governments, he takes advantage of an innocent soldier's loyalty and ruins his life, becoming the kind of manipulator that he started his private military to get away from.]]
13th Apr '16 10:52:44 AM Clessus
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***By the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Big Boss has firmly cemented himself as one. [spoiler: That is to say, the original Big Boss, and not Venom Snake. After defecting from the Patriots for cloning him without his consent for the purpose of making the ultimate soldier, he does the exact same thing to one of his own men by means of robbing him of his past identity in order to turn him into a body double. In spite of singing a lot of hypocritical purple poetry about creating a nation whereby soldiers will not be abused by their governments, he takes advantage of an innocent soldier's loyalty and ruins his life, becoming the kind of manipulator that he started his private military to get away from.]]
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