History Hypocrite / VideoGames

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]].
10th Feb '17 4:28:24 PM Valiona
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* 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.



** Taran Zhu constantly derides the Alliance and Horde conflict as being fuel for the Sha, only to later fall victim to the Sha of Hatred himself. After the players BeatTheCurseOutOfHim he does acknowledge his own shortcomings, but his views on the Alliance and Horde don't change.
*** Zhu also enlists Horde and Alliance heroes in wars of extermination against the Yaungol, Mantid, and Mogu, while continuing to berate them for their "race war" that he does not understand and declares that he has no need to understand.



* 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.
6th Jan '17 1:15:25 PM LordOfTheSword
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*** Along with the fact that [[spoiler:for all of Armstrong's talk about setting your own rules and deciding your own destiny, he gets furious at and talks down to the robotic Bladewolf for doing exactly that.]]
13th Dec '16 11:44:21 AM TheSinful
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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]].
24th Oct '16 7:41:25 PM otemple700
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* In ''KidIcarusUprising'', Viridi the [[NatureSpirit Goddess of Nature]] views humans as violent beings who do nothing but cause war and [[KillAllHumans and must be destroyed for it]]. That said, she isn't afraid of going to war against Pit and Palutena, or [[spoiler:dropping a nature nuke on opposing armies who were manipulated by [[BiggerBad Hades]]]].

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* In ''KidIcarusUprising'', Viridi the [[NatureSpirit Goddess of Nature]] views humans as violent beings who do nothing but cause war and [[KillAllHumans and must be destroyed for it]]. That said, she isn't afraid of going to war against Pit and Palutena, or [[spoiler:dropping a nature nuke on opposing armies who were manipulated by [[BiggerBad Hades]]]].
24th Oct '16 7:40:34 PM otemple700
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* In ''KidIcarusUprising'', Viridi the [[NatureSpirit Goddess of Nature]] views humans as violent beings who do nothing but cause war and [[KillAllHumans and must be destroyed for it]]. That said, she isn't afraid of going to war against Pit and Palutena, or [[spoiler:dropping a nature nuke on opposing armies who were manipulated by [[BiggerBad Hades]]]].
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.
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