History KarmaHoudini / VideoGames

31st Jan '16 3:10:58 PM ImSpideyTropes
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** The unnamed [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] [[note]]or if you prefer, [[FanNickname Purple Man]][[/note]] who murdered [[spoiler:at the very least]] five children. Despite everything he's done, and because he framed an innocent man for the crimes and that he always covers his tracks, ''the police never caught him and he went off scot-free.'' [[spoiler:Eventually revoked in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]], where the souls of those murdered children finally get a hold of him, giving him no other option than to run into the Spring Bonnie suit he used to murder them. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath This]] leads to him [[TheReveal becoming]] Springtrap 30 years later.]]
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** The To a much greater extent, the unnamed [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] [[note]]or if you prefer, [[FanNickname Purple Man]][[/note]] who murdered [[spoiler:at the very least]] five children. Despite everything he's done, and because he framed an innocent man for the crimes and that he always covers his tracks, ''the police never caught him and he went off scot-free.'' [[spoiler:Eventually revoked in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]], where the souls of those murdered children finally get a hold of him, giving him no other option than to run into the Spring Bonnie suit he used to murder them. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath This]] leads to him [[TheReveal becoming]] Springtrap 30 years later.]]
31st Jan '16 11:28:18 AM MyFinalEdits
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What's so hard about indenting properly?
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' shows that Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria is going to be closed by year's end, and considering [[AIIsACrapshoot all the terrible things]] [[NoOSHACompliance that went down there]], it's just as well. However, [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 it's somehow getting re-opened and expanded]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:the second game is eventually revealed to be a prequel, meaning that before the first game the same thing has happened at ''two previous locations'' before.]]
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'': ** The game shows that Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria is going to be closed by year's end, and considering [[AIIsACrapshoot all the terrible things]] [[NoOSHACompliance that went down there]], it's just as well. However, [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2 it's somehow getting re-opened and expanded]]. Even worse, [[spoiler:the second game is eventually revealed to be a prequel, meaning that before the first game the same thing has happened at ''two previous locations'' before.]]
31st Jan '16 1:32:06 AM ImSpideyTropes
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** The unnamed [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] [[note]]or if you prefer, [[FanNickname Purple Man]][[/note]] who murdered [[spoiler:at the very least]] the five children. Despite everything he's done, and because he framed an innocent man for the crimes and that he always covers his tracks, ''the police never caught him and he went off scot-free.'' [[spoiler:Eventually revoked in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]], where the souls of those murdered children finally get a hold of him, giving him no other option than to run into the Spring Bonnie suit he used to murder them. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath This]] leads to him [[TheReveal becoming]] Springtrap 30 years later.]]
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** The unnamed [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] [[note]]or if you prefer, [[FanNickname Purple Man]][[/note]] who murdered [[spoiler:at the very least]] the five children. Despite everything he's done, and because he framed an innocent man for the crimes and that he always covers his tracks, ''the police never caught him and he went off scot-free.'' [[spoiler:Eventually revoked in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]], where the souls of those murdered children finally get a hold of him, giving him no other option than to run into the Spring Bonnie suit he used to murder them. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath This]] leads to him [[TheReveal becoming]] Springtrap 30 years later.]]
24th Jan '16 10:30:34 AM ImSpideyTropes
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** The unnamed [[SerialKiller Serial Killer]] [[note]]or if you prefer, [[FanNickname Purple Man]][[/note]] who murdered [[spoiler:at the very least]] the five children. Despite everything he's done, and because he framed an innocent man for the crimes and that he always covers his tracks, ''the police never caught him and he went off scot-free.'' [[spoiler:Eventually revoked in [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 the third game]], where the souls of those murdered children finally get a hold of him, giving him no other option than to run into the Spring Bonnie suit he used to murder them. [[CruelAndUnusualDeath This]] leads to him [[TheReveal becoming]] Springtrap 30 years later.]]
14th Jan '16 3:43:05 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* Among the most aggravating examples is Gaius from ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia''. In the Japanese version of the game he tries to destroy Elympios, an entire world, because one terrorist group threatened his home. Not only does he walk away unscathed, but he is later rewarded the position of King of the newly reunited world in spite of nearly destroying half of it. ** Reaver from ''VideoGame/FableII''. When you first meet him, he seems like a pompous yet somewhat awesome pirate king. Then he asks you to do a little favor for him: [[spoiler:secure a sacrifice to the Shadow Court so that he can remain young and beautiful beyond his natural years. It's a choice between making some poor young girl who got lost the sacrifice or willingly giving up some of your own youth and beauty.]] You can't kill him, though, because he's necessary to take down the BigBad.
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* Among the most aggravating examples is Gaius from ''VideoGame/TalesofXillia''.''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia''. In the Japanese version of the game he tries to destroy Elympios, an entire world, because one terrorist group threatened his home. Not only does he walk away unscathed, but he is later rewarded the position of King of Rieze Maxia. This was so egregious that [[{{Woolseyism}} the newly reunited world in spite of nearly destroying half of it. ** English script overhauled his end-game plans to forcing Elympios to do without Spirix technology by force, making him look much more sane]]. * Reaver from ''VideoGame/FableII''. When you first meet him, he seems like a pompous yet somewhat awesome pirate king. Then he asks you to do a little favor for him: [[spoiler:secure a sacrifice to the Shadow Court so that he can remain young and beautiful beyond his natural years. It's a choice between making some poor young girl who got lost the sacrifice or willingly giving up some of your own youth and beauty.]] You can't kill him, though, because he's necessary to take down the BigBad.
13th Jan '16 12:36:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Among the most aggravating examples is Gaius from VideoGame/TalesofXillia. In the Japanese version of the game he tries to destroy Elympios, an entire world, because one terrorist group threatened his home. Not only does he walk away unscathed, but he is later rewarded the position of King of the newly reunited world in spite of nearly destroying half of it.
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* Among the most aggravating examples is Gaius from VideoGame/TalesofXillia.''VideoGame/TalesofXillia''. In the Japanese version of the game he tries to destroy Elympios, an entire world, because one terrorist group threatened his home. Not only does he walk away unscathed, but he is later rewarded the position of King of the newly reunited world in spite of nearly destroying half of it.
13th Jan '16 10:50:15 AM Immortalbear
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* Among the most aggravating examples is Gaius from VideoGame/TalesofXillia. In the Japanese version of the game he tries to destroy Elympios, an entire world, because one terrorist group threatened his home. Not only does he walk away unscathed, but he is later rewarded the position of King of the newly reunited world in spite of nearly destroying half of it.
6th Jan '16 2:05:26 PM FF32
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* [[spoiler:Roy Earle]], the JerkAss DirtyCop of ''LANoire'', has [[spoiler:reported Cole's affair with Elsa to the media]], and gets away scot-free. [[spoiler:He is later seen in Cole's funeral pretending to be his friend, much to Elsa's outrage]].
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* [[spoiler:Roy Earle]], the JerkAss DirtyCop of ''LANoire'', ''VideoGame/LANoire'', has [[spoiler:reported Cole's affair with Elsa to the media]], and gets away scot-free. [[spoiler:He is later seen in Cole's funeral pretending to be his friend, much to Elsa's outrage]].
15th Dec '15 8:53:42 PM Nohbody
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Still needs cleaning, but fixed the Repair Dont Respond with Sophia
* In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', we have Sofia Lamb, who has been presented as, at the very best, a KnightTemplar who believes that elimination of free will is the only way to save mankind, and at worst, a monster who does things like forcing a father to commit suicide in front of his daughter. In the neutral/evil endings, [[spoiler:Eleanor kills Sofia Lamb, stating she is beyond redemption and needs to die]]. However, in the good ending, [[spoiler:Eleanor states that the philosophy that people are beyond redemption is at the core of Sofia's philosophy and rejects this, saving Sofia's life.]] ** [[spoiler:Sofia's survival is hardly a victory. Her plans to create a Utopia were ruined, all her servants and the cult she built to fulfill her plans were killed by her own hands in a childish tantrum, and the weapon she was going to use to bring her Utopia about, her own daughter Eleanor, has probably rejected her for Delta and probably goes on to make the world a better place after his sacrifice, very different from what her mother wished. Considering these facts, Eleanor condemns her mother to a life of regret and/or disappointment, as she realizes she lost everything she tried to achieve forever and has to see her daughter, whom she tried to turn into her tool, ditching her and her beliefs and going on to disrespect her dreams. And she can't do anything to stop her daughter, as Eleanor possess enough power from Plasmids to burn Sofia into cinders. In the end, Sofia's survival is her punishment.]] ** [[spoiler:Still, Andrew Ryan, the first game's BigBad, who had his own war crimes, got his punishment in an ironic way (not just transliteraly), but was never given a tiny chance of redemption by anyone. Sofia, on the other hand, was left without a scar considering all the people that died on her command; including Mark Melter from the TearJerker story ''There is something in the sea''.]] ** All in all, the ''Franchise/BioShock'' series generally gives chances for multiple Karma Houdinis, depending on the choices of the player. In [[VideoGame/BioShock1 the first game]], we have [[spoiler: Jack, the player character himself, if he has chosen to harvest all the Little Sisters, thereby turning him into an old-style PersonOfMassDestruction PoweredByAForsakenChild, having killed about twenty little girls. The end of him? He becomes the king of Rapture, and uses it to kill the crew of a nuclear submarine, and conquer a nuclear weapon. And that's it.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', we have Sofia Lamb, who has been presented as, at the very best, a KnightTemplar who believes that elimination of free will is the only way to save mankind, and at worst, a monster who does things like forcing a father to commit suicide in front of his daughter. In the neutral/evil endings, [[spoiler:Eleanor kills Sofia Lamb, stating she is beyond redemption and needs to die]]. However, in the good ending, [[spoiler:Eleanor states that the philosophy that people are beyond redemption is at the core of Sofia's philosophy and rejects this, saving Sofia's life.]] ** [[spoiler:Sofia's survival is hardly a victory. Her plans to create a Utopia were ruined, all her servants and the cult she built to fulfill her plans were killed by her own hands in a childish tantrum, and the weapon she was going to use to bring her Utopia about, her own daughter Eleanor, has probably rejected her for Delta and probably goes on to make the world a better place after his sacrifice, very different from what her mother wished. Considering these facts, Eleanor condemns her mother to a life of regret and/or disappointment, as she realizes she lost everything she tried to achieve forever and has to see her daughter, whom she tried to turn into her tool, ditching her and her beliefs and going on to disrespect her dreams. And she can't do anything to stop her daughter, as Eleanor possess enough power from Plasmids to burn Sofia into cinders. In the end, Sofia's survival is her punishment.]] ** [[spoiler:Still, Andrew Ryan, the first game's BigBad, who had his own war crimes, got his punishment in an ironic way (not just transliteraly), but was never given a tiny chance of redemption by anyone. Sofia, on the other hand, was left without a scar considering all the people that died on her command; including Mark Melter from the TearJerker story ''There is something in the sea''.]] ''VideoGame/BioShock'' ** All in all, the ''Franchise/BioShock'' series generally gives chances for multiple Karma Houdinis, depending on the choices of the player. In [[VideoGame/BioShock1 the first game]], we have [[spoiler: Jack, the player character himself, if he has chosen to harvest all the Little Sisters, thereby turning him into an old-style PersonOfMassDestruction PoweredByAForsakenChild, having killed about twenty little girls. The end of him? He becomes the king of Rapture, and uses it to kill the crew of a nuclear submarine, and conquer a nuclear weapon. And that's it.]]
23rd Nov '15 4:48:50 PM Onlythrice
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** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler:Ron [=DeLite=], a.k.a. Mask☆[=DeMasque=] the GentlemanThief]]. While he didn't commit the murder, he ''did'' [[spoiler:commit four incidences of grand theft. When he was framed for a fifth, he was put on trial - and found Not Guilty with the help of Phoenix Wright - for ''all'' of them. And due to the court's "Double Jeopardy" law (you can't be put on trial for the same crime twice) this means that he remains unpunished even after his crimes are publicly exposed]]. In the epilogue, he explains that [[spoiler:he quit stealing and became a security consultant along with his wife Desiree - along with a side business of ''selling plans to criminals''. He comments, rather accurately, that "Sometimes I think maybe we're the worst criminals...". Still, the whole reason that case even happened is that Ron got caught by Luke Atmey on his very first crime, indicating his crime-planning abilities completely suck. So by selling his crimes to other criminals, he may actually be lowering the crime rate...]] Also, one might consider [[spoiler:the terror of getting caught, arrested, and nearly convicted of murder]] to be fit punishment for a relatively minor crime.
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** In the 3rd game, [[spoiler:Ron [=DeLite=], a.k.a. Mask☆[=DeMasque=] the GentlemanThief]]. While he didn't commit the murder, he ''did'' [[spoiler:commit four incidences of grand theft. When he was framed for a fifth, he was put on trial - and found Not Guilty with the help of Phoenix Wright - for ''all'' of them. And due to the court's "Double Jeopardy" law double jeopardy (you can't be put on trial for the same crime twice) twice), this means that he remains unpunished even after his crimes are publicly exposed]]. In the epilogue, he explains that [[spoiler:he quit stealing and became a security consultant along with his wife Desiree - along with a side business of ''selling plans to criminals''. He comments, rather accurately, that "Sometimes I think maybe we're the worst criminals...". Still, the whole reason that case even happened is that Ron got caught by Luke Atmey on his very first crime, indicating his crime-planning abilities completely suck. So by selling his crimes to other criminals, he may actually be lowering the crime rate...]] Also, one might consider [[spoiler:the terror of getting caught, arrested, and nearly convicted of murder]] to be fit punishment for a relatively minor crime.

** Jock Cranley in GTA V. He ''literally'' got away with murder after throwing his wife Jolene off a cliff and creating the "GTA V ghost" easter egg. He was arrested, but immediately released and later became rich and famous. He was even allowed to run for governor and got away with throwing feces at his rival's campaign headquarters. (They're both terrible candidates, but the point still stands.)
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** Jock Cranley in GTA V. He ''literally'' got away with murder after throwing his wife Jolene off a cliff and creating the "GTA V ghost" easter egg. causing her ghost to haunt Mount Gordo, scaring unsuspecting hikers. He was arrested, but was immediately released and later became rich and famous. He was even allowed to run for governor and got away with throwing feces at his rival's campaign headquarters. (They're both terrible candidates, but the point still stands.)
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