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31st Oct '17 3:58:02 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': TOM. While he's supremely arrogant and dismissive of human intelligence and reasoning, to the point of [[spoiler: considering [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill mind-controlling humans to be doing them a favour]], and feeling perfectly justified in imprisoning the cew on Europa for the rest of their lives or killing them rather than letting them escape]], it's impossible to not feel sorry for him during either of the endings. Either he [[spoiler: ends up killing someone he regarded as a friend, leaving him shocked and seemingly unable to believe that she's really dead,]] or he [[spoiler: can't bring himself to kill her, and ''she'' kills ''him'' instead, even as he pleads with her that he's not ready to die.]] Either way, and regardless of whether you agree with his reasoning, it's clear that the combination of his programming and events on Europa have put him in a situation where he feels that he has no good choices.
31st Oct '17 1:09:34 PM infernape612
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* Handsome Jack from the {{Borderlands}} series might also qualify. Though 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.
* Kenny from [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead The Walking Dead Video Game]] is practically the definition of this trope. He is supremely hot headed and often selfish, but that's mostly because the guy has been through a lot, including [[spoiler:losing his entire family]].

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* Handsome Jack from the {{Borderlands}} series ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' might also qualify. Though an absolute {{Jerkass}} and the trolling {{Big Bad}}, BigBad, he's also had a pretty bad life himself, suffering from physical abuse from his grandmother and verbal abuse from his {{Bad Boss}}. BadBoss. He set out to try to make a difference and ''be'' an actual {{Hero}}, 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 the slide into insanity, turning the good-natured stable and rational Jack into the douchebag Handsome Jack.
* Kenny from [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead The Walking Dead Video Game]] ''VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'' is practically the definition of this trope. He is supremely hot headed and often selfish, but that's mostly because the guy has been through a lot, including [[spoiler:losing his entire family]].
7th Oct '17 2:45:01 AM Acebrock
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* Sebille, in ''Videogame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', may be snarky, disrespectful, and sometimes just plain mean, never mind being extremely racist towards lizards, but on the other hand, she has spent much of her life as a slave to one of said lizards (from whom she recently escaped), in which she was forced, through mind control to murder her own kind. Several dialogue options with her reveal that this has taken a very big toll on her, and the thought that she might never be free, as well as several revelations in the second act about the elves she killed, only makes it worse for her.
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.
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