History KickTheDog / VideoGames

23rd Apr '18 11:11:36 AM Tehrannotaur
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** His partner [[MadScientist Relius]] is no slouch either. He doesn't need to do it to survive like Hazama does and he's near-emotionless so he doesn't take any joy from it, but his actions have left behind a lot of defiled puppies. Among his biggest kicks are [[spoiler: turning his daughter and wife into mind-warping automatons, then getting bored and leaving the daughter halfway through the process, forcing his son to finish the job to save her life,]] and [[spoiler: the prolonged and brutal [[MindRape mental torture]] he put [[PluckyGirl Makoto]] through in her bad ending, which throws her over the DespairEventHorizon and is one hair shy of being a full-on [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene.]] ]]

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** His partner [[MadScientist Relius]] is no slouch either. He doesn't need to do it to survive like Hazama does and he's near-emotionless so he doesn't take any joy from it, but his actions have left behind a lot of defiled violated puppies. Among his biggest kicks are [[spoiler: turning his daughter and wife into mind-warping automatons, then getting bored and leaving the daughter halfway through the process, forcing his son to finish the job to save her life,]] and [[spoiler: the prolonged and brutal [[MindRape mental torture]] he put [[PluckyGirl Makoto]] through in her bad ending, which throws her over the DespairEventHorizon and is one hair shy of being a full-on [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene.]] ]]
17th Apr '18 4:08:56 PM Tehrannotaur
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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s [[BigBad Hazama]] does a crapton of this on a near constant basis. {{Justified|Trope}}: His existence is sustained by people's hatred of him, so going around kicking metaphorical dogs is an actual ''survival tactic'' for him. Played somewhat more literally in the fact he isn't shy about [[WouldHitAGirl kicking young girls]] [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while they're down]], [[spoiler:and what's worse, one of the times he did this, said girl had only just then ''died'', of injuries sustained in a HeroicSacrifice no less]]. Yep, what a scumbag.
** Here's a big one: in ''Wheel of Fortune'', after [[spoiler:Tsubaki loses her sight]], he gives her a barbed TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, telling her that she does everything she does for others only because she wants to feel needed, and she only wants to be close to Jin because she wants him to need her, she's nothing if she doesn't feel needed, and that Jin doesn't care about her. This causes her to break down into tears, at which point Hazama is satisfied with himself, and happily trots off. Oh, yes, ''and he had no reason whatsoever to do this''. [[TheWoobie Poor Tsubaki]] was just unlucky enough to be in a conversation with him.
** Another somewhat literal example: In ''Chronophantasma'', if his Terumi persona wins against [[TheHero Ragna]] (who is referred to as being like a puppy or underdog by several other characters), he walks up to Ragna's corpse, stomps it ten times, then grinds his boot into his face and insults him.
** His partner [[MadScientist Relius]] is no slouch either. He doesn't need to do it to survive like Hazama does and he's near-emotionless so he doesn't take any joy from it, but his actions have left behind a lot of punted puppies. Among his biggest kicks are [[spoiler: turning his daughter and wife into mind-warping automatons, then getting bored and leaving the daughter halfway through the process, forcing his son to finish the job to save her life,]] and [[spoiler: the prolonged and brutal [[MindRape mental torture]] he put [[PluckyGirl Makoto]] through in her bad ending, which throws her over the DespairEventHorizon and is one hair shy of being a full-on [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene.]] ]]

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* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''s ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'''
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[[BigBad Hazama]] does a crapton of this on a near constant basis. {{Justified|Trope}}: His existence is sustained by people's hatred of him, so going around kicking metaphorical dogs is an actual ''survival tactic'' for him. Played somewhat more literally in the fact he isn't shy about [[WouldHitAGirl kicking young girls]] [[KickThemWhileTheyAreDown while they're down]], [[spoiler:and what's worse, one of the times he did this, said girl had only just then ''died'', of injuries sustained in a HeroicSacrifice no less]]. Yep, what a scumbag.
** *** Here's a big one: in ''Wheel of Fortune'', after [[spoiler:Tsubaki loses her sight]], he gives her a barbed TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, telling her that she does everything she does for others only because she wants to feel needed, and she only wants to be close to Jin because she wants him to need her, she's nothing if she doesn't feel needed, and that Jin doesn't care about her. This causes her to break down into tears, at which point Hazama is satisfied with himself, and happily trots off. Oh, yes, ''and he had no reason whatsoever to do this''. [[TheWoobie Poor Tsubaki]] was just unlucky enough to be in a conversation with him.
** *** Another somewhat literal example: In ''Chronophantasma'', if his Terumi persona wins against [[TheHero Ragna]] (who is referred to as being like a puppy or underdog by several other characters), he walks up to Ragna's corpse, stomps it ten times, then grinds his boot into his face and insults him.
** His partner [[MadScientist Relius]] is no slouch either. He doesn't need to do it to survive like Hazama does and he's near-emotionless so he doesn't take any joy from it, but his actions have left behind a lot of punted defiled puppies. Among his biggest kicks are [[spoiler: turning his daughter and wife into mind-warping automatons, then getting bored and leaving the daughter halfway through the process, forcing his son to finish the job to save her life,]] and [[spoiler: the prolonged and brutal [[MindRape mental torture]] he put [[PluckyGirl Makoto]] through in her bad ending, which throws her over the DespairEventHorizon and is one hair shy of being a full-on [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape scene.]] ]]]]
** It's no secret that Jin Kisaragi is a massive {{jerkass}} but he becomes this taken UpToEleven whenever he's with Noel. He will waste no time insulting and belittling her.
6th Apr '18 10:24:22 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''
** Adrian Zorlescu is introduced right in the middle of doing just this, namely menacing the clearly-traumatized Rada Nastase with a knife. For good measure, he's been keeping her drugged to the gills to keep her from either leaving or confessing anything.
** Lilith, fresh from revealing her true identity in a gleefully hammy speech, is suddenly interrupted when one of [[AbandonedLaboratory the Nursery]]'s [[CreepyChild test subjects]] staggers into the room. Humming a lullaby, Lilith reaches out to stroke the little girl's cheek... and [[WouldHurtAChild then snaps her neck]]. [[spoiler: For good measure, just to make sure you can't follow her while she's kidnapping Emma, Lilith promptly ''' '' saws your legs off!'' ''']]
** The Black Signal indulges in this from time to time, usually by assaulting unsuspecting citizens with a BreakingSpeech or two ForTheEvulz. In "The Pagans," for example, he deliberately seizes upon Ricky Pagan's HeroicBSOD as an opportunity to crush his hopes, destroy his heroic identity, and remind him that his friends are all dead - all through a speech transmitted through Ricky's beloved boom-box. Later, diary entries found in the underground clubhouse reveal that the Black Signal got up to quite a bit of this, at one point bombarding the trapped kids with all the details of what was happening to their friends and families out in the ruins of Tokyo; eventually, one of the kids was so desperate to blot out the voice that he went so far as to [[DrivenToSuicide drive a corkscrew through his ear and into his head]], dying horribly as the Black Signal laughed uproariously at him.
** The Bogeyman of Atlantic Island Park got an entire spin-off game to do this: in ''The Park,'' he spends the entire story tormenting Lorraine and Callum for little more than his own sick amusement - especially given that he'd made it clear that the two of them couldn't be used to fuel the Park. Mind-raping Lorraine with horrific illusions and the emotion-distorting influence of the park itself, he essentially gaslights her into the role of the villain in his own narrative; and as if this wasn't bad enough, just when it looks as though Lorraine might be able to rescue Callum, [[spoiler: the Bogeyman seizes control of her and forces the young mother to stab her child to death with an ice-pick.]]
27th Mar '18 8:13:42 AM BeerBaron
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*** An almost literal case with Barbas, [[DealWithTheDevil Clavicus]] [[LiteralGenie Vile]]'s [[MoralityPet external conscience]] who takes the form of a BigFriendlyDog. For unexplained reasons, Sheogorath ''hates'' Barbas and seeks to poison him.

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*** An almost literal case with Barbas, [[DealWithTheDevil Clavicus]] [[LiteralGenie Vile]]'s [[MoralityPet [[MoralityChain external conscience]] who takes the form of a BigFriendlyDog. For unexplained reasons, Sheogorath ''hates'' Barbas and seeks to poison him.
17th Mar '18 12:44:59 PM themerryman
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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag. It makes the fact that he was ultimately caught out by said woman's effort to[[DyingClue indicate to investigators that she was murdered]] with her final strength all the more simultaneously satisfying, and bittersweet.]][[note]]He tried making it look like a suicide, by holding the poison in a perfume bottle and putting it in her hand. She was bewildered, but she wanted to leave some kinda mark that she was killed so she used her last effort to fling the bottle at a nearby wall. The culprit ends up calling the container a "perfume bottle" before even forensics had managed to work out what shattered pieces originally were.[[/note]]

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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag. It makes the fact that he was ultimately caught out by said woman's effort to[[DyingClue indicate to investigators that she was murdered]] with her final strength all the more simultaneously satisfying, and bittersweet.]][[note]]He [[note]]He tried making it look like a suicide, by holding the poison in a perfume bottle and putting it in her hand. She was bewildered, but she wanted to leave some kinda mark that she was killed so she used her last effort to fling the bottle at a nearby wall. The culprit ends up calling the container a "perfume bottle" before even forensics had managed to work out what shattered pieces originally were.[[/note]][[/note]]]]
17th Mar '18 12:44:24 PM themerryman
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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag. It makes the fact that he was ultimately caught out by said woman's effort to[[DyingClue indicate to investigators that she was murdered]] with her final strength all the more simultaneously satisfying, and bittersweet[[note]]He tried making it look like a suicide, by holding the poison in a perfume bottle and putting it in her hand. She was bewildered, but she wanted to leave some kinda mark that she was killed so she used her last effort to fling the bottle at a nearby wall. The culprit ends up calling the container a "perfume bottle" before even forensics had managed to work out what shattered pieces originally were.[[/note]]

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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag. It makes the fact that he was ultimately caught out by said woman's effort to[[DyingClue indicate to investigators that she was murdered]] with her final strength all the more simultaneously satisfying, and bittersweet[[note]]He bittersweet.]][[note]]He tried making it look like a suicide, by holding the poison in a perfume bottle and putting it in her hand. She was bewildered, but she wanted to leave some kinda mark that she was killed so she used her last effort to fling the bottle at a nearby wall. The culprit ends up calling the container a "perfume bottle" before even forensics had managed to work out what shattered pieces originally were.[[/note]]
17th Mar '18 12:44:24 PM themerryman
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17th Mar '18 12:43:58 PM themerryman
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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag.]]

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** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag.]] It makes the fact that he was ultimately caught out by said woman's effort to[[DyingClue indicate to investigators that she was murdered]] with her final strength all the more simultaneously satisfying, and bittersweet[[note]]He tried making it look like a suicide, by holding the poison in a perfume bottle and putting it in her hand. She was bewildered, but she wanted to leave some kinda mark that she was killed so she used her last effort to fling the bottle at a nearby wall. The culprit ends up calling the container a "perfume bottle" before even forensics had managed to work out what shattered pieces originally were.[[/note]]
17th Mar '18 12:25:19 PM themerryman
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* Happens with some of the culprits in ''VideoGame/LaytonBrothersMysteryRoom'', who are given particular moments where they're shown how horrible they truly are to make them particularly detestable Keys examples include:
** [[spoiler:Goldie, who gets a "new man" while her husbands murder is still being investigated that she literally treats like a dog, complete with a leash [[{{UsefulNotes/BDSM}} (although it seems to be consensual)]]. She even brings him into her interrogation, prompting Alfendi to ask her "friend" to wait outside. Later in her interrogation, she starts going on about how she's owed the insurance money from her late-husbands death and it's gonna make her loaded. Lucy becomes particularly irate at how she seems to care more about the money then the fact her husband was killed.]]
** [[spoiler:Strapping already had an affair on his to-be wife, Gloria. After Gloria ends up getting shot dead, he seems more interested in flirting with the detective constable investigating her death then he does anything else, which he does, ''many'' times, and every time said detective constable, aka Lucy, tries shooting him down. The ''actual'' kick the dog moment though, comes when the truth behind Gloria's death is revealed, something that makes even Strapping himself distraught: her heart was broken due to the affair, so she killed herself in an elaborate suicide]].
** [[spoiler:De Bonair, on top of killing a popular radio DJ, murdered a completely innocent 18 year old woman to boot. The case wastes no time empathizing that said woman was at the happiest moment of her entire life at the moment when he went and murdered her out of nowhere, and how terrifying it must've been for her. The kick the dog moment comes after his guilt has been thoroughly established, when Alfendi asks him if he even knows the name of the woman he murdered. He gets it wrong. Lucy is ''not'' happy at this, and says that he really is a total scumbag.]]
17th Mar '18 9:41:47 AM Valiona
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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'''s Megumi Kitanji has one [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the]] ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment instant]]'' [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he introduces himself to the players]], [[spoiler:saying that Neku's entry fee is now Shiki, so instead of restoring her to life like the Reaper's Game promises, he instead sends her to a state of limbo, on pain of death if Neku loses]]. That in itself was a jerk move, but he later ''blantantly abuses the rules he's supposed to uphold'' when he [[spoiler:says that now ''every single player'' is now Neku's entry fee, so he puts ''all'' their lives on the line, ''when Neku needs them to even play the Game without getting killed'']]. Is it any wonder he's listed in TWEWY's own entry as a ''JerkAss''?
** It's stated in the Secret Reports later that [[spoiler:Kitaniji is actually a step below the guy who actually has the power to revive the fallen who win the Game, and was using Shiki's instatement as Neku's entry fee to cover that up.]] The [[{{Jerkass}} jerkery]] still holds [[spoiler:about using every other Player as Neku's entry fee for the final week. He's just very fortunate [[HeelFaceTurn Beat]] was the only Reaper who didn't have intentions of leaving his ass out to dry]].
** Mitsuki Konishi, resident passive-aggressive [[TheBaroness Baroness]]. In her chapter, she crushes Beat's cute pet Noise into a pin [[spoiler:just ''minutes'' before we found out said pet Noise was Rhyme after being BlessedWithSuck so that Beat could resurrect her in human form]]...[[PsychoticSmirk All with a grin on her face]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'''s Megumi Kitanji has one [[EstablishingCharacterMoment the]] ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment instant]]'' [[EstablishingCharacterMoment he introduces himself to the players]], [[spoiler:saying that Neku's entry fee is now Shiki, so instead of restoring her to life like the Reaper's Game promises, he instead sends her to a state of limbo, on pain of death if Neku loses]]. That in itself was a jerk move, but he later ''blantantly abuses the rules he's supposed to uphold'' when he [[spoiler:says that now ''every single player'' is now Neku's entry fee, so he puts ''all'' their lives on the line, ''when Neku needs them to even play the Game without getting killed'']]. Is it any wonder he's listed in TWEWY's own entry as a ''JerkAss''?
** It's stated in the Secret Reports later that [[spoiler:Kitaniji is actually a step below the guy who actually has the power to revive the fallen who win the Game, and was using Shiki's instatement as Neku's entry fee to cover that up.]] The [[{{Jerkass}} jerkery]] still holds [[spoiler:about using every other Player as Neku's entry fee for the final week. He's just very fortunate [[HeelFaceTurn Beat]] was the only Reaper who didn't have intentions of leaving his ass out to dry]].
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''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou''': Mitsuki Konishi, resident passive-aggressive [[TheBaroness Baroness]]. In her chapter, she Baroness]] crushes Beat's cute pet Noise into a pin [[spoiler:just ''minutes'' before we found out said pet Noise was Rhyme after being BlessedWithSuck so that Beat could resurrect her in human form]]...[[PsychoticSmirk All with a grin on her face]].face]], before proceeding to use the pin as Beat's "entry fee." [[spoiler:As she's dying]], she cryptically hints that while Rhyme's memories of Beat were Beat's entry fee, Rhyme's were something else, thus making her point that while Rhyme was most important to Beat, Rhyme didn't feel the same way about him.
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