History Hypocrite / VideoGames

1st Dec '17 3:07:28 PM Valiona
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* ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''
** In [[VisualNovel/Danganronpa the first game]], Byakuya Togami is disgusted by how easily Kyoko Kirigiri can investigate corpses. In reality, he strung up the second victim's corpse in a poor man's imitation of Genocide Jack's killings. While Kyoko was motivated by a desire to solve the case, Byakuya did it to expose Genocide Jack and find out who'd be a possible threat to him if he decided to kill someone.
** In ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3'', during the second trial, Maki Harukawa reveals midway through the trial that she was the last to see the victim alive, saying that she didn't admit it earlier because she didn't want to be suspected. One of Maki's classmates scolds her for her "selfish" decision to withhold information. Said classmate happens to be the culprit, who, by their very nature, lied to and withheld information from their classmates for the entire trial.
31st Oct '17 8:40:51 AM AdamC
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** ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' keeps up the tradition with Zachary Hale Comstock, a born-again Christian and Patriot who violates Christian teachings and seceded from his own country. Comstock founded his floating city as a way of upholding what he saw as the values of American life, but rather than a democratically elected leader, Comstock rules Columbia as a theological dictator. Also, Comstock (literally) preaches Christian ideals and philosophy to his populace, and became a Born-Again Christian to cope with the guilt of being a war criminal. Despite this he has no compassion or forgiveness of his own, and actually went so far as to ''build a museum'' praising the "heroism" he claims to have repented from. [[spoiler: Comstock is also openly racist, which he uses to justify the treatment of non-whites in Columbia, but is secretly part Native American. This is all in contrast to the protagonist, Booker, who has many of Comstock's own flaws and failings (and some of his own) but admits his shortcomings and tries to become TheAtoner.]]
--->'''Comstock:''' The Lord forgives everything. But I'm just a prophet, so I don't have to.
29th Sep '17 12:21:22 PM BeerBaron
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*** The Vigil of Stendarr is a ChurchMilitant order dedicated to hunting down and destroying supernatural threats to mortal life, including Daedra, Daedra worshipers, vampires, lycanthropes, and others. Despite serving in the name of Stendarr, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Aedric Divine]] of Mercy, Justice, and Compassion, they're not very quick to extend mercy to anyone who catches their ire, despite invoking Stendarr's name. Additionally, some can be found carrying Daedric weapons, despite doing so going against everything they say and do regarding Daedric objects.
--->'''Vigilant''': ''"Stendarr have mercy, for the Vigil has none to spare."''
19th Sep '17 7:52:32 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', draconic BigBad Alduin calls the the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] "arrogant" for assuming the title of "Dovah". However, Alduim himself is essentially the ''personification'' of draconic arrogance.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', draconic Skyrim]]'':
*** [[DragonsAreDemonic Draconic]]
BigBad Alduin calls the the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] "arrogant" for assuming the title of "Dovah". "[[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dovah]]". However, Alduim himself is essentially the ''personification'' of draconic arrogance.arrogance.
*** The [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] have long served the emperors of Tamriel as [[PraetorianGuard bodyguards]] and [[SecretPolice spies]], dating back to when Reman Cyrodiil co-opted the [[{{Wutai}} Akaviri]] [[CreatureHunterOrganization Dragonguard]]. Tiber Septim, [[FounderOfTheKingdom founder]] of the Third Tamriellic Empire who [[DeityOfHumanOrigin ascended to godhood as Talos]], reformed the Blades order upon becoming emperor, and many Blades worship him as part of the Order of Talos. Prior to his rise, Septim trained with the [[OldMaster Greybeards]] and their leader, the [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Face Turned]] [[NobleDemon dragon]] Paarthurnax, to increase the strength of his [[MakeMeWannaShout Thu'um]]. Tiber Septim then explicitly ordered the Blades to ''not'' kill Paarthurnax. However, come the events of ''Skyrim'', the Blades' hatred for the dragons is so strong that they're literally defying their own ''god'' by ordering Paarthurnax's death.
15th Sep '17 10:47:39 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] were frequent hypocrites throughout their history. They were [[FantasticRacism xenophobic and didn't like outlanders settling in Morrowind]], but they had no problem invading other nations in order to [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil kidnap their inhabitants as slaves]]. Additionally, the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] [[BanOnMagic outlawed necromancy]] and made it punishable by death despite it being legal (with certain limitations) elsewhere in the empire. However, the Temple faithful would summon the spirits of their ancestors or reanimate their corpses to serve as guards for their tombs and other holy sites. This was considered a holy act in reverence of their ancestors, with any other forms of necromancy being a sacrilege. However, at the beginning of the 4th Era, their culture went into a sharp decline and was dealt a devastating blow when the [[ColonyDrop Ministry of Truth crashed down]] causing [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain to erupt]] which destroyed most of Vvardenfell and rendered much of Morrowind uninhabitable due to choking ash. Then, one of their former [[SlaveRace slave races]] (the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]) invaded and captured much of what was left of habitable Morrowind. The Dunmer have paid for their hypocrisy and then some, now scattered with many of them settling on the [[GrimUpNorth frozen, barren island of Solstheim]] and in Skyrim, where they are treated as second-class citizens (at best) by the native [[HornyVikings Nords]].

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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[[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] were frequent hypocrites throughout their history. They were [[FantasticRacism xenophobic and didn't like outlanders settling in Morrowind]], but they had no problem invading other nations in order to [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil kidnap their inhabitants as slaves]]. Additionally, the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] [[BanOnMagic outlawed necromancy]] and made it punishable by death despite it being legal (with certain limitations) elsewhere in the empire. However, the Temple faithful would summon the spirits of their ancestors or reanimate their corpses to serve as guards for their tombs and other holy sites. This was considered a holy act in reverence of their ancestors, with any other forms of necromancy being a sacrilege. However, at the beginning of the 4th Era, their culture went into a sharp decline and was dealt a devastating blow when the [[ColonyDrop Ministry of Truth crashed down]] causing [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain to erupt]] which destroyed most of Vvardenfell and rendered much of Morrowind uninhabitable due to choking ash. Then, one of their former [[SlaveRace slave races]] (the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]) invaded and captured much of what was left of habitable Morrowind. The Dunmer have paid for their hypocrisy and then some, now scattered with many of them settling on the [[GrimUpNorth frozen, barren island of Solstheim]] and in Skyrim, where they are treated as second-class citizens (at best) by the native [[HornyVikings Nords]].Nords]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', draconic BigBad Alduin calls the the [[PlayerCharacter Last Dragonborn]] "arrogant" for assuming the title of "Dovah". However, Alduim himself is essentially the ''personification'' of draconic arrogance.
30th Aug '17 6:01:59 AM FarSider
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* In ''[[VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork Megaman Battle Network 4]]'', Duo seeks to destroy the earth because [[HumansAreBastards humans are wicked]]. For some reason, the morality of ''destroying an entire planet'' is never brought up, despite being painfully obvious to the player.
* Dr. Weil in ''VideoGame/MegamanZero'' is quick to point to the Maverick Wars as reason enough for the subjugation of all Reploids, nevermind that whereas the Maverick Wars were caused by a computer virus and none of the parties involved were at fault, the Elf Wars that Dr. Weil himself started were entirely the product of his own free will and ended up senselessly killing ~75% of the world's population and rendering over 90% of it uninhabitable. With no provocation. In the span of 4 years. Needless to say, nobody else really sees where he's coming from.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork Megaman Battle Network 4]]'', ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 4'', Duo seeks to destroy the earth because [[HumansAreBastards humans are wicked]]. For some reason, the morality of ''destroying an entire planet'' is never brought up, despite being painfully obvious to the player.
* Dr. Weil in ''VideoGame/MegamanZero'' ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' is quick to point to the Maverick Wars as reason enough for the subjugation of all Reploids, nevermind that whereas the Maverick Wars were caused by a computer virus and none of the parties involved were at fault, the Elf Wars that Dr. Weil himself started were entirely the product of his own free will and ended up senselessly killing ~75% of the world's population and rendering over 90% of it uninhabitable. With no provocation. In the span of 4 years. Needless to say, nobody else really sees where he's coming from.
22nd May '17 12:26:50 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elves)]] were frequent hypocrites throughout their history. They were [[FantasticRacism xenophobic and didn't like outlanders settling in Morrowind]], but they had no problem invading other nations in order to [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil kidnap their inhabitants as slaves]]. Additionally, the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] [[BanOnMagic outlawed necromancy]] and made it punishable by death despite it being legal (with certain limitations) elsewhere in the empire. However, the Temple faithful would summon the spirits of their ancestors or reanimate their corpses to serve as guards for their tombs and other holy sites. This was considered a holy act in reverence of their ancestors, with any other forms of necromancy being a sacrilege. However, at the beginning of the 4th Era, their culture went into a sharp decline and was dealt a devastating blow when the [[ColonyDrop Ministry of Truth crashed down]] causing [[ChekhovsVolcano Red Mountain to erupt]] which destroyed most of Vvardenfell and rendered much of Morrowind uninhabitable due to choking ash. Then, one of their former [[SlaveRace slave races]] (the [[LizardFolk Argonians]]) invaded and captured much of what was left of habitable Morrowind. The Dunmer have paid for their hypocrisy and then some, now scattered with many of them settling on the [[GrimUpNorth frozen, barren island of Solstheim]] and in Skyrim, where they are treated as second-class citizens (at best) by the native [[HornyVikings Nords]].
20th Feb '17 12:58:50 AM Jokubas
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** The short story ''Edge of Night'' reveals that this may not be so much hypocrisy, as outright lying from the beginning. She was revealed to have been a vain person who saw her charges as nothing more than [[WeHaveReserves disposable tools on the path to victory]], even when she was alive. Ultimately, she stops seeing undeath as a FateWorseThanDeath because she discovers that death, for her, ''will'' be worse after all. She admits that she finds the people she rules disgusting, and continues to bolster their numbers solely to have CannonFodder to throw in the way of anyone trying to make her meet her fate.

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** The short story ''Edge of Night'' reveals that this the hypocrisy may not actually be so much hypocrisy, as outright a result of her simply lying from the beginning.to her people about how she actually feels. She was revealed to have been a vain person who saw her charges as nothing more than [[WeHaveReserves disposable tools on the path to victory]], even when she was alive. Ultimately, she stops seeing undeath as a FateWorseThanDeath because she discovers that death, for her, ''will'' be worse after all. She admits that she finds the people she rules disgusting, and continues to bolster their numbers solely to have CannonFodder to throw in the way of anyone trying to make her meet her fate.
20th Feb '17 12:56:03 AM Jokubas
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* Sylvanas Windrunner in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' makes a big deal over how she and her followers the Forsaken were raised as undead against their will and forced to serve the Lich King. The ''moment'' she gains access to the power to create new Forsaken, she sets about a campaign of murdering every human in the Eastern Kingdoms to raise as new Forsaken who are forced to serve her.
** The short story ''Edge of Night'' seems to indicate that she no longer views undeath as such a bad thing compared to TheNothingAfterDeath, especially not when she had visions of the Forsaken dying out after her death. There is a reason for her change of heart regarding raising the dead, albeit not necessairly a good one.

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* Sylvanas Windrunner in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' makes a big deal over how she and her followers the Forsaken were raised as undead against their will and forced to serve the Lich King. The ''moment'' she gains access to the power to create new Forsaken, she sets about a campaign of murdering every human in the Eastern Kingdoms to raise as new Forsaken who are forced to serve her. She also has a habit of making the defenders that she turns immediately go to work killing the family and friends they were defending, the ''exact'' thing she hated Arthas so much for doing to her.
** The short story ''Edge of Night'' seems to indicate reveals that this may not be so much hypocrisy, as outright lying from the beginning. She was revealed to have been a vain person who saw her charges as nothing more than [[WeHaveReserves disposable tools on the path to victory]], even when she no longer views was alive. Ultimately, she stops seeing undeath as such a bad thing compared to TheNothingAfterDeath, especially not when FateWorseThanDeath because she had visions of the Forsaken dying out discovers that death, for her, ''will'' be worse after all. She admits that she finds the people she rules disgusting, and continues to bolster their numbers solely to have CannonFodder to throw in the way of anyone trying to make her death. There is a reason for meet her change of heart regarding raising the dead, albeit not necessairly a good one.fate.
20th Feb '17 12:44:15 AM Jokubas
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** Garrosh refuses to tolerate any use of fel magic and in fact has the warlocks of Orgimmar executed. Yet he allows his Dark Shaman to practice their magic, despite dark shamanism requiring torturing the elements with fel magic, and seeks to weaponize the Sha which are remnants of an [[EldritchAbomination Old God]].
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