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18th Nov '16 10:58:59 AM rjd1922
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* "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]] - We do what we must, [[ForTheEvulz because we can]]."

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* "[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Aperture Science]] - [[ForScience We do what we must, [[ForTheEvulz because we can]]."
7th Aug '16 7:38:49 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Cortana, in the final CutScene of the original ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Sangheili Shipmaster Rtas 'Vadum decides to completely incinerate a Flood-infected portion of Africa, a decision to which Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood initially reacts with hostility, but he is forced to realize that there was nothing else to do.

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* Cortana, in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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the final CutScene end of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Cortana says this about having to blow up Halo (killing any survivor who was still there) in order to save the original ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', galaxy, though it's clear from her tone of voice that she's trying to convince herself and the Master Chief, not stating her actual feelings.
* ** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', the Sangheili Shipmaster Rtas 'Vadum decides to completely incinerate a Flood-infected portion of Africa, a decision to which Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood initially reacts with hostility, but he is forced to realize that there was nothing else to do.



** The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] took some quite morally questionable actions during their tenure as the supreme civilization in the galaxy, but pretty much everyone (in game and out) agrees that firing the Halo Array and killing everything in the galaxy 100,000 years ago was a justified move, given that otherwise the Flood would have overrun everything. And the Forerunners did take precautions to re-seed life in the galaxy afterward.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', this is how Dr. Halsey justifies the Spartan project.

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** The [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]] took some quite morally questionable actions during their tenure as the supreme civilization in the galaxy, but pretty much everyone (in game and out) agrees that firing the Halo Array and killing everything left in the galaxy 100,000 years ago was a justified move, given that otherwise the Flood would have overrun everything. And the Forerunners did take precautions to re-seed life in the galaxy afterward.
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afterward. In fact, when the Forerunner who pressed the button is asked about his decision to do so, he says that he'd do it again if he had to, despite the fact that he himself was reluctant to do it for the longest time.
** Dr. Halsey spends much of the series grappling with being the creator of the SPARTAN-II program, which involved kidnapping 75 children from their families, replacing them with flash clones (which swiftly died), and turning said children into deadly {{Super Soldier}}s through experimental and highly-dangerous medical treatments which kill or cripple more than half. The reason why she originally conceived the idea in the first place was because she saw them as the only way to prevent the UNSC from falling into civil war, but [[VideoGame/HaloReach her journal]] makes it clear that she sometimes has trouble convincing herself that it was all worth it. She ultimately decides to make up for her sins by doing everything she can to help her Spartans survive. That said, she'll still pull this trope whenever people ask her about the [=IIs=]; when she's interrogated about the shady aspects of the S-II program at the beginning of
''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', this is how Dr. Halsey justifies she points out that her Spartans played a key role in saving humanity from the Spartan project. Covenant. This one's more of a blatant self-justification, as the interrogator quickly points out that the [=IIs=] were originally tended to fight human rebels.
12th Jul '16 12:33:36 AM jormis29
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* Unknown Pan-Asian Coallition leader(s) from ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' are guilty of this trope. Their world was turning into CrapsackWorld thanks to new ice age. And only warm place left is the Africa, which is being prepared as warm hidey-place for Europian Union (and possibly also for USA). PAC launched an unprovocked ad merciless attack to conquer Africa for itself. But from their point of view, it was thing of survival of their nations, and PAC are not considered as bad guys by any means in the game. They might have been even on good terms with EU before, but did what they had to do for their nations.

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* Unknown Pan-Asian Coallition leader(s) from ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 2142'' ''VVideoGame/Battlefield2142'' are guilty of this trope. Their world was turning into CrapsackWorld thanks to new ice age. And only warm place left is the Africa, which is being prepared as warm hidey-place for Europian Union (and possibly also for USA). PAC launched an unprovocked ad merciless attack to conquer Africa for itself. But from their point of view, it was thing of survival of their nations, and PAC are not considered as bad guys by any means in the game. They might have been even on good terms with EU before, but did what they had to do for their nations.
12th May '16 9:29:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used often in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', during the personal conversations between Altair and [[TheKnightsTemplar his Templar victims]]. Actually said by both sides, with Altair explaining that he has to kill the Templars for the sake of the Holy Land, and [[KnightTemplar the Templars]] justifying their own heinous crimes.

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* Used often in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', during the personal conversations between Altair and [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar his Templar victims]]. Actually said by both sides, with Altair explaining that he has to kill the Templars for the sake of the Holy Land, and [[KnightTemplar the Templars]] justifying their own heinous crimes.
28th Apr '16 5:42:56 PM Grobi
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* In [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]], the player can choose this attitude for the Jedi Exile when talking about the Mandalorian Wars. [[spoiler:Kreia claims that this is also why Revan turned to the Dark Side and started the Jedi Civil War, because he had to protect the Galaxy from a threat that the Republic couldn't handle]].

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* In [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]], ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the player can choose this attitude for the Jedi Exile when talking about the Mandalorian Wars. [[spoiler:Kreia claims that this is also why Revan turned to the Dark Side and started the Jedi Civil War, because he had to protect the Galaxy from a threat that the Republic couldn't handle]].
22nd Feb '16 12:28:20 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'': The citizens of [[CrapsackWorld Wellington Wells]] attempted to justify the [[DirtyBusiness Very Bad Thing]] they did to drive the Nazis out of England during World War II by saying it was the last thing they could do. This case is notable as [[DeconstructedTrope it completely failed]], forcing everyone to take their Joy [[DespairEventHorizon to prevent society from collapsing from sheer ''guilt'']]!
23rd Jan '16 8:33:57 PM Willbyr
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** By extension, [[spoiler:[[SupportingProtagonist Phoenix Wright]] forging evidence]] in ''[[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'' just to find the truth largely because [[spoiler:the real incriminating evidence had been removed. Taking down the person who destroyed his career and by extension removed said incriminating evidence, Kristoph Gavin, was an unintended bonus on his part]].

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** By extension, [[spoiler:[[SupportingProtagonist Phoenix Wright]] forging evidence]] in ''[[ApolloJusticeAceAttorney Apollo Justice]]'' ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' just to find the truth largely because [[spoiler:the real incriminating evidence had been removed. Taking down the person who destroyed his career and by extension removed said incriminating evidence, Kristoph Gavin, was an unintended bonus on his part]].



* In ''MetroidOtherM'', we learn that, when Samus was a federation soldier, Adam [[spoiler:sacrificed his brother, Ian,]] to ensure that everyone onboard the ship he was commanding didn't die. Later he sacrificed himself to [[spoiler:ensure that Samus didn't get herself killed going into Sector Zero]].

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* In ''MetroidOtherM'', ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', we learn that, when Samus was a federation soldier, Adam [[spoiler:sacrificed his brother, Ian,]] to ensure that everyone onboard the ship he was commanding didn't die. Later he sacrificed himself to [[spoiler:ensure that Samus didn't get herself killed going into Sector Zero]].
19th Jan '16 12:26:33 AM tsstevens
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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.

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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness DirtyBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.
19th Jan '16 12:26:16 AM tsstevens
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** Leliana has taken this road, with the threat so great she resorts to DirtuBusiness to protect her friends and allies, while hating herself for doing so.
2nd Dec '15 1:17:39 PM Ramidel
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* In ''VideoGame/AStudyInSteampunk'', you play a doctor in an {{expy}} of Victorian Britain (specifically, an expy of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Watson]]). At one point, you're tasked with dealing with a cholera outbreak. [[spoiler: If you want to save the most lives possible, then you have to harden your heart and treat absolutely nobody until you've found the contaminated water pump. Leave that sick baby to die; going out to nurse him will mean other people die because you delayed in making that map of the outbreak.

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* In ''VideoGame/AStudyInSteampunk'', you play a doctor in an {{expy}} of Victorian Britain (specifically, an expy of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Watson]]). At one point, you're tasked with dealing with a cholera outbreak. [[spoiler: If you want to save the most lives possible, then you have to harden your heart and treat absolutely nobody until you've found the contaminated water pump. Leave that sick baby to die; going out to nurse him will mean other people die because you delayed in making that map of the outbreak.]]
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