History JerkassWoobie / VideoGames

12th Jul '17 11:39:20 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'', both [[UpperClassTwit Fernand]] and [[BlackKnight Prince Berkut]] have quite the {{dark and troubled past}}s, with the first [[spoiler: losing his beloved family in ''horrifying'' circumstances]] and the latter [[spoiler: being raised by very harsh parents and then by a well-intentioned but duty-bound uncle (who kept a life-wreaking secret from him)]]. However, both [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds lash out at the world]] in very reprehensible ways, cause lots of misery to [[EvenEvilCanBeLoved the people who care for them]], and ultimately [[spoiler:die regretting their cruel actions and asking for forgiveness.]]
6th Jul '17 5:24:10 AM Loekman3
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': Kratos, who has spent a good amount of his life as a CosmicPlaything of the gods.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'': ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'': Kratos, who has spent a good amount of his life as a CosmicPlaything of the gods.
11th Jun '17 9:50:31 PM nombretomado
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* Nessiah of ''YggdraUnion'' sits on the borderline between one of these and a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and has a number of characteristics of both character types--he can be really, ''really'' manipulative and uncaring, but he is also ''seriously'' messed-up. Exactly what players perceive him as usually depends on how much they sympathize with him.

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* Nessiah of ''YggdraUnion'' ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion'' sits on the borderline between one of these and a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and has a number of characteristics of both character types--he can be really, ''really'' manipulative and uncaring, but he is also ''seriously'' messed-up. Exactly what players perceive him as usually depends on how much they sympathize with him.
5th Jun '17 5:39:45 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*Alys Brangwin from PhantasyStarIV. True, she often cons Hahn out of his money and one time punched a DirtyOldMan for revealing her measurements but did she deserve to be killed by Zio's Black Wave technique? No, no she didn't.
20th May '17 3:19:53 PM nombretomado
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* [=LaCroix=], the Camarilla Prince in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. For all his ambition, ruthlessness, devious schemes, and the fact that he's the main antagonist in all but one of the possible endings, he's so damn ineffectual that he winds up coming off as more pathetic than villainous. Hell, unless you side with him, he doesn't get so much as a [[spoiler:boss fight in the end. You just shrug off his attempt to dominate you and slice'n'stab him with a [[CherryTapping letter opener off his desk]] in a ''[[HumiliationConga cutscene]]'']].

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* [=LaCroix=], the Camarilla Prince in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''.''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. For all his ambition, ruthlessness, devious schemes, and the fact that he's the main antagonist in all but one of the possible endings, he's so damn ineffectual that he winds up coming off as more pathetic than villainous. Hell, unless you side with him, he doesn't get so much as a [[spoiler:boss fight in the end. You just shrug off his attempt to dominate you and slice'n'stab him with a [[CherryTapping letter opener off his desk]] in a ''[[HumiliationConga cutscene]]'']].
22nd Apr '17 7:09:00 PM nombretomado
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** Solidified in ''SuperPaperMario'', which reveals that were he ever to actually tie the knot with Princess Peach, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt they would create the Chaos Heart]]. That's right. [[SingleTargetSexuality If the one person he's ever been interested in]] [[AllLoveIsUnrequited actually accepted him]], [[RealityBreakingParadox it would be so cosmically WRONG]] [[ApocalypseWow that the multiverse itself would collapse]]. Ouch.

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** Solidified in ''SuperPaperMario'', ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', which reveals that were he ever to actually tie the knot with Princess Peach, [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt they would create the Chaos Heart]]. That's right. [[SingleTargetSexuality If the one person he's ever been interested in]] [[AllLoveIsUnrequited actually accepted him]], [[RealityBreakingParadox it would be so cosmically WRONG]] [[ApocalypseWow that the multiverse itself would collapse]]. Ouch.
11th Apr '17 6:51:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''SilentHill4'': Walter. As mentioned on the [[AntiVillain/VideoGames Anti-Villain page]], it's hard to decide whether or not you want to kill him because of what he did or because he needs to be put out of his misery.

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* ''SilentHill4'': ''VideoGame/SilentHill4'': Walter. As mentioned on the [[AntiVillain/VideoGames Anti-Villain page]], it's hard to decide whether or not you want to kill him because of what he did or because he needs to be put out of his misery.
21st Mar '17 1:33:48 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Elohim and Milton, in different ways. Each attempts to way the User for their own reasons, yet at the end of the day they are just doing exactly what they were created to do, despite (or perhaps as the direct result of) their creators' failing to anticipate [[InstantAIJustAddWater that they too might gain sentience]].
** [[spoiler: Elohim's Jerkassery is [[DownplayedTrope confined to his attempts to prevent the simulation from ever ending]] ([[WellIntentionedExtremist thereby ensuring that the experiment would never succeed and that no AI would ever escape to the real world)]]. Despite this, Elohim is clearly doing his best to be the all-loving God that he believes he should be, offering comfort, support and even protection to the User throughout the game. Certain statements imply that he wanted to make the various worlds as pleasant as possible out of (justified) fear that the real world will be far harsher a place to live in, and that he fears his own death after your ascension partially because the User would be forever beyond his care. The fact that he [[GracefulLoser accepts the User's choice]] with [[FaceDeathWithDignity dignity]] and [[SoProudOfYou pride]] [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just makes it worse]].]]
** [[spoiler: Milton's [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]] is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment more obvious than Elohim's]], yet unlike his omnipresent counterpart, Milton himself is [[AndIMustScream trapped inside the terminals]] with [[ForcedToWatch a front-row seat to the Programs' failures]] and only a catalog of humanity's history to keep him company. Depending on how you play Milton's dialogue trees, you can even force him to admit that his despair comes from the fact he has no real power or agency whatsoever. It doesn't help that he ''really does believe his own StrawNihilist rhetoric''.]]
1st Mar '17 5:39:54 PM Dedars1
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** Also, Cynthia. Yes, she might have been a bit of a bitch, but did she really deserve that?
26th Feb '17 8:19:38 PM PrincessGwen
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* Handsome Jack from the {{Borderlands}} series might also qualify. Though a absolute {{Jerkass}} and the trolling {{Big Bad}}, he's also had a pretty bad life himself, suffering from physical abuse from his grandmother and verbal abuse from his {{Bad Boss}}. He set out to try to make a difference and ''be'' an actual {{Hero}}, but after getting stabbed in the back by a corrupt sheriff, betrayed and permanently scarred by those he considered friends, and his daughter accidentally killing his wife with her Siren powers, he began a slide into insanity, turning the good-natured Jack into the douchebag Handsome Jack.

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* Handsome Jack from the {{Borderlands}} series might also qualify. Though a an absolute {{Jerkass}} and the trolling {{Big Bad}}, he's also had a pretty bad life himself, suffering from physical abuse from his grandmother and verbal abuse from his {{Bad Boss}}. He set out to try to make a difference and ''be'' an actual {{Hero}}, but after getting stabbed in the back by a corrupt sheriff, betrayed and permanently scarred by those he considered friends, and his daughter accidentally killing his wife with her Siren powers, he began a slide into insanity, turning the good-natured Jack into the douchebag Handsome Jack.



** A Renegade Shepard can be this. They're an asshole, but they have also has been dead for 2 years, and if you picked Ash or Kaiden, they also get dumped. Poor Shepard. Oh, and Liara has...changed, which also has the ability to make him/her a Woobie.

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** A Renegade Shepard can be this. They're an asshole, but they have also has been dead for 2 years, and if you picked Ash or Kaiden, Kaidan, they also get dumped. Poor Shepard. Oh, and Liara has...changed, which also has the ability to make him/her a Woobie.



** Jakob is a handsome and skilled BattleButler who is an huge JerkAss to almost anyone but the Avatar and can be [[SinkOrSwimMentor needlessly harsh]] to [[spoiler:his son and]] fellow butler Dwyer. On the other hand his loyalty to the Avatar is ''not'' about sucking up but completely genuine, and it comes from his DarkAndTroubledPast in which [[spoiler:he was badly neglected by his BlueBlood parents before being abandoned in the Nohrian court so they'd become their servant, and the Avatar was [[BecauseYouWereNicetoMe the first person who ever was kind to him]].]]

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** Jakob is a handsome and skilled BattleButler who is an a huge JerkAss to almost anyone but the Avatar and can be [[SinkOrSwimMentor needlessly harsh]] to [[spoiler:his son and]] fellow butler Dwyer. On the other hand his loyalty to the Avatar is ''not'' about sucking up but completely genuine, and it comes from his DarkAndTroubledPast in which [[spoiler:he was badly neglected by his BlueBlood parents before being abandoned in the Nohrian court so they'd become their servant, and the Avatar was [[BecauseYouWereNicetoMe the first person who ever was kind to him]].]]
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