History JerkassWoobie / TabletopRPG

12th Apr '17 1:31:46 PM DRickard
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** 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.

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** 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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* ''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.

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* ''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
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* [[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.

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* ''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
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* [[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.

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* [[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
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** 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.

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** 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
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* [[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.

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

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* ''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.
11th Aug '12 2:26:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** The Thousand Sons chapter is really noticeable amongst the space marines in general. They initially were not part of the Horus Heresy and even tried to warn the Emperor when they got word of it. Cue the Space Wolves charging in and trying to exterminate them due to the high number of psykers and mutations which was determined illegal. They fled to the Eye of Terror due and, [[XanatosGambit ironically]], become part of the thing they were fighting. As a last ditched effort to save themselves, Ahriman casted a spell that accidentally wipes the bodies of his brethren, forcing them to a mindless existence as AnimatedArmor. Space marines are universal in their JerkAss {{Knight Templar}}y, but you really gotta feel sorry for these guys.

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** The Thousand Sons chapter is really noticeable amongst the space marines in general. They initially were not part of the Horus Heresy and even tried to warn the Emperor when they got word of it. Cue the Space Wolves charging in and trying to exterminate them due to the high number of psykers and mutations which was determined illegal. They fled to the Eye of Terror due and, [[XanatosGambit ironically]], ironically, become part of the thing they were fighting. As a last ditched effort to save themselves, Ahriman casted a spell that accidentally wipes the bodies of his brethren, forcing them to a mindless existence as AnimatedArmor. Space marines are universal in their JerkAss {{Knight Templar}}y, but you really gotta feel sorry for these guys.
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