History JerkassWoobie / TabletopRPG

24th Aug '17 12:11:13 PM thatmadork
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Konrad Curze, the Night Lords Primarch. Curze was dropped on a planet of endless night, ruled by criminals through force and fear. He survived in the sewers eating vermin and, occasionally, people. He went mad as a defence against what he saw and wanted to do the right thing but how can you do that on a world where everyone is an evil bastard who just solves their problems with violence and intimidation? And then later after bringing Nostromo to heel, it decays into a lawless hellhole worse than it ever was in his absence and the only justification for his actions falls apart, sending him over the deep end. Add in the premonitions that haunted him throughout his life, and he never stood a chance. Curze was a monster, but he was never given a chance to be anything else. He lived a life without love or hope and in the end he let an assassin kill him.
12th Apr '17 1:31:46 PM DRickard
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The Emperor. Let's say that the guy is a complete KnightTemplar and WellIntentionedExtremist who thought that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He started the greatest war of conquest in man's history and wiped out thousands of human and alien nations in order to ensure mankind survival. He wasn't the most exemplary and comprehensive father for his son; mind you, he was betrayed by half of them, his empire was shattered by a terrible civil war which nearly annihilated mankind, got many of his family, friends, and loyal collaborators killed, and, in the end, after being mutilated and mortally wounded by his most beloved son and having to kill him during his final confrontation with the rebels, he had to be placed in a life-support mechanism which reduced him to a living corpse, having to endure thousands of years of watching and protecting the Imperium in the psychic-Hyperspace realm which happens to be a literal hell full of cosmic horrors...Oh, and time is relative in the Warp, so yeah, may have been an everlasting experience there, you feel sorry for him.

to:

** The Emperor. Let's say that the guy is a complete KnightTemplar and WellIntentionedExtremist who thought that UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. He started the greatest war of conquest in man's history and wiped out thousands of human and alien nations in order to ensure mankind mankind's survival. He wasn't the most exemplary and comprehensive father for his son; sons; mind you, he was betrayed by half of them, his empire was shattered by a terrible civil war which nearly annihilated mankind, got many of his family, friends, and loyal collaborators killed, and, in the end, after being mutilated and mortally wounded by his most beloved son and having to kill him during his final confrontation with the rebels, he had to be placed in a life-support mechanism which reduced him to a living corpse, having to endure thousands of years of watching and protecting the Imperium in the psychic-Hyperspace realm which happens to be a literal hell full of cosmic horrors...Oh, and time is relative in the Warp, so yeah, may have been an everlasting experience there, you feel sorry for him.
4th May '15 5:54:25 PM CountDorku
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Rorg, the Incarna of the asteroid belt. He's a savage, unstable deity, but it's difficult not to pity him. His realm was destroyed by the Wyrm eons ago, and he's been in physical and psychological agony ever since.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Rorg, the Incarna of the asteroid belt. He's a savage, unstable deity, but it's difficult not to pity him. His realm was destroyed by the Wyrm eons ago, and he's been in physical and psychological agony ever since.since.
* Nightmare's Angel of ''TabletopGame/ChuubosMarvelousWishGrantingEngine'' is relentlessly arrogant, selfish, rude and opinionated. On the other hand, Nightmare's Angel is also a desperately lonely teenager haunted by nightmares, cursed with forebodings of doom, and unable to express any desire for friendship without being literally physically weakened by it.
30th Mar '15 10:50:24 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's canonically [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga [[Literature/TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's canonically [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.
25th Dec '14 6:20:23 PM Nopperabo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': It's hard not to feel at least a bit sorry for Eye and Seven Despairs, who, in the First Age, found himself teamed with a group of Curse-maddened sadists and ended up DrivenToSuicide. As a Deathlord, he'd be a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if he wasn't so easily distracted by tormenting a handful of people who look like his former Circlemates.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': It's hard not to feel at least a bit sorry for Eye and Seven Despairs, who, in the First Age, found himself teamed with a group of Curse-maddened sadists and ended up DrivenToSuicide. As a Deathlord, he'd be a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if he wasn't so easily distracted by tormenting a handful of people who look like his former Circlemates.Circlemates.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' has Rorg, the Incarna of the asteroid belt. He's a savage, unstable deity, but it's difficult not to pity him. His realm was destroyed by the Wyrm eons ago, and he's been in physical and psychological agony ever since.
5th Nov '14 6:36:54 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'': [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] canonically [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.
22nd Mar '14 11:32:31 PM WanderingBrowser
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.

to:

* [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[{{Pathfinder}} [[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.
27th Oct '13 7:11:23 PM TheRedHavoc
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** And then there are the [[VestigialEmpire remnants]] of the Eldar, whose entire civilization was [[MindRape Mind Raped]] into oblivion, and now they're dying out and have to live out painfully repressed lives because an EldritchAbomination is out to eat every one of their souls and send them to a FateWorseThanDeath for all eternity. And yet they're xenophobic [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] who would gladly sacrifice a million innocent human lives to save a few hundred of their own.

to:

** And then there are the [[VestigialEmpire remnants]] of the Eldar, whose entire civilization was [[MindRape Mind Raped]] into oblivion, and now they're dying out and have to live out painfully repressed lives because an EldritchAbomination is out to eat every one of their souls and send them to a FateWorseThanDeath for all eternity. And yet they're xenophobic [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastards]] who would gladly sacrifice a million innocent human lives to save a few hundred of their own.
3rd Oct '13 5:30:41 AM theAdeptRogue
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] WhiteHairedPrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.

to:

* [[http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/2008/may/v5748dyo5la02 Seltyiel]], a [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurElvesAreBetter elven]] WhiteHairedPrettyBoy PrettyBoy (or even borderline CaptainErsatz of [[TheElricSaga Elric]]) [[MagicKnight magus]] who's [[{{Pathfinder}} canonically]] [[AntiHero the paladin's pet project]]. Yes, he's also canonically ''[[LawfulEvil evil]]''...but [[FreudianExcuse with a backstory like that]], you almost can't ''blame'' him.
20th Oct '12 9:46:52 PM CountDorku
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Darklords have the potential to be this, though many are just shining examples of {{Ignored Epiphan|y}}ies.

to:

* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' Darklords have the potential to be this, though many are just shining examples of {{Ignored Epiphan|y}}ies.Epiphan|y}}ies.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': It's hard not to feel at least a bit sorry for Eye and Seven Despairs, who, in the First Age, found himself teamed with a group of Curse-maddened sadists and ended up DrivenToSuicide. As a Deathlord, he'd be a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds if he wasn't so easily distracted by tormenting a handful of people who look like his former Circlemates.
This list shows the last 10 events of 14. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=JerkassWoobie.TabletopRPG