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11th Jul '17 12:14:23 AM Loekman3
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* In the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series, Kratos does this a ''lot'', VideoGameCrueltyPotential notwithstanding.

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* In the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series, ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', Kratos does this a ''lot'', VideoGameCrueltyPotential notwithstanding.
28th May '17 2:23:31 AM erforce
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** In ''American Nightmare'', Alan's EvilTwin Mr. Scratch kicks a dog every time he appears on the [=TVs=] in the game. His very first appearance has him strangling a captive with his own tie. "I beat some information out of him earlier, but this part? [[ForTheEvulz This is just for kicks.]]" Later recordings show him slitting the throat of one of Alan's fans and taking great pleasure in stalking Alan's wife.

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** In ''American Nightmare'', ''[[VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare American Nightmare]]'', Alan's EvilTwin Mr. Scratch kicks a dog every time he appears on the [=TVs=] in the game. His very first appearance has him strangling a captive with his own tie. "I beat some information out of him earlier, but this part? [[ForTheEvulz This is just for kicks.]]" Later recordings show him slitting the throat of one of Alan's fans and taking great pleasure in stalking Alan's wife.
26th May '17 5:38:15 AM Dravencour
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* When ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' formally introduces its BigBad, [[spoiler:Father Balder]] in Chapter 16, the scene involving him has quite a lot of Kick The Dog moments, but in particular, he [[spoiler:tries to kill Luka by having him pulled apart by angels, something he did twenty years earlier to Luka's father for trying to expose him for the evil bastard he is, before sending him out a window to his apparent death. And then he ''mocks Jeanne'' to Bayonetta's face, revealing that he'd {{brainwashed}} her, all to facilitate his EvilPlan]]. Needless to say, you ''will'' want to kick his smarmy ass all over the goddamn city by the time the fight actually starts.

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* When ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' formally introduces its BigBad, [[spoiler:Father Balder]] in Chapter 16, the scene involving him has quite a lot of Kick The Dog moments, but in particular, he [[spoiler:tries to kill Luka by having him pulled apart by angels, something he did twenty years earlier to Luka's father once he was no longer useful to him and for trying to expose him for the evil bastard he is, before sending him out a window to his apparent death. And then he ''mocks Jeanne'' to Bayonetta's face, revealing that he'd {{brainwashed}} her, all to facilitate his EvilPlan]]. Needless to say, you ''will'' want to kick his smarmy ass all over the goddamn city by the time the fight actually starts.
26th May '17 5:36:02 AM Dravencour
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* When ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' formally introduces its BigBad, [[spoiler:Father Balder]] in Chapter 16, the scene involving him has quite a lot of Kick The Dog moments, but in particular, he [[spoiler:tries to kill Luka by having him pulled apart by angels, something he did twenty years earlier to Luka's father for trying to expose him for the evil bastard he is, before sending him out a window to his apparent death. And then he ''mocks Jeanne'' to Bayonetta's face, revealing that he'd {{brainwashed}} her, all to facilitate his EvilPlan]]. Needless to say, you ''will'' want to kick his smarmy ass all over the goddamn city by the time the fight actually starts.
17th May '17 2:36:09 PM NNinja
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* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' lets you indulge in a little dog-kicking, if you're evil enough. When your karma meter hits rock bottom, the cute little dogs running around in the background become targetable - interacting with them lets you kick them, making them explode, and drops a health power-up.



** Kristoph from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' has one of these. In the final case, it's revealed that he is [[spoiler:the reason Phoenix lost his badge, that he murdered at least two people and is a complete jackass who doesn't mind killing someone if it helps him.]] Therefore, there's already enough reason for the player to detest his guts. However, the thing that puts him on most players' "top hated villain" list is the fact that he [[spoiler:gave a little girl a bottle of poisoned nail polish so that she would end up killing herself by biting on her fingernails... In other words, ''he tried to kill a little kid''. In the end, said little kid never ended up biting her nails until she became a young adult, upon which she was knocked unconcious by the poison but survived.]] Still, just the fact that he tried to do something so cruel and morbid makes him seem like one of the worst villains in the entire series.
** Furio Tigre in ''Trials and Tribulations'' has a moment when he mocks Viola Cadaverini's feelings for him (she works with him in Tender Lender, believing that he [[spoiler:paid for her life-saving operation]] out of love [[spoiler:and not to avoid her grandfather's wrath]]), on top of [[spoiler:killing a debtor to take his MC Bomber collateral, and using a combination of blackmail, impersonation and staging a fake murder in front of a witness to frame an innocent woman for the murder]].

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** Furio Tigre in ''Trials and Tribulations'' has a moment when he mocks Viola Cadaverini's feelings for him (she works with him in Tender Lender, believing that he [[spoiler:paid for her life-saving operation]] out of love [[spoiler:and not to avoid her grandfather's wrath]]).
** Dahlia from the same game. When she [[spoiler:falsely told Phoenix that his first girlfriend hated his guts knowing that Iris really loved him]], she did so just for the sake of being a bitch.
** Kristoph from ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' has one of these. In the final case, it's revealed that he is [[spoiler:the reason Phoenix lost his badge, that he murdered at least two people and is a complete jackass who doesn't mind killing someone if it helps him.]] Therefore, there's already enough reason for the player to detest his guts. However, the thing that puts him on most players' "top hated villain" list is the fact that he [[spoiler:gave a little girl a bottle of poisoned nail polish so that she would end up killing herself by biting on her fingernails... In other words, ''he tried to kill a little kid''. In the end, said little kid never ended up biting her nails until she became a young adult, upon which she was knocked unconcious by the poison but survived.]] Still, just the fact that he tried to do something so cruel and morbid makes him seem like one of the worst villains in the entire series.
** Furio Tigre in ''Trials and Tribulations'' has a moment when he mocks Viola Cadaverini's feelings for him (she works with him in Tender Lender, believing that he [[spoiler:paid for her life-saving operation]]
did purely out of love [[spoiler:and not to avoid her grandfather's wrath]]), on top of [[spoiler:killing spite, because Zak chose Phoenix over him as a debtor to take his MC Bomber collateral, and using a combination of blackmail, impersonation and staging a fake murder in front of a witness to frame an innocent woman for the murder]]. lawyer.]]
12th May '17 5:21:39 AM Dravencour
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* King Bohan from ''VideoGame/HeavenlySword'' is incredibly cruel towards his own son Roach, who just wants to make him proud. During the fight where Nariko faces Roach, Bohan threatens to kill his pets if he can't take her down, which sends poor Roach into a panic.
9th May '17 7:25:31 AM BeerBaron
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* The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe involves some of the most horrific examples of AbusivePrecursors in fiction, doing this on a near constant basis to human/elf slaves.
** Acts of [[OurElvesAreBetter Ayleid]] cruelty include:
*** Forcing human slaves to work naked.
*** Creating sculptures out of human bones.
*** Creating gardens out of human entrails. When these gardens of flesh started to rot, they ground them up and threw them into the slaves' food troughs.
*** Setting human children on fire and setting out hungry animals on them for fun.
*** Skinning runaways alive and creating their skins into blankets for human children and babies.
** Acts of Dwemer ("Dwarven") cruelty include:
*** Betraying their Snow Elf allies/refugees and turning them into Falmer.
*** Genetically altering the Falmer so that they have to consume blindness-inducing mushrooms to survive.
*** Altering the Falmer so much that their souls turn white (sentient souls are black).
*** Setting up traps in common Dwemer roads and having deathtraps onstage that can be activated by seats in the nobles' booths.
*** Generally torturing / experimenting on any non-Dwemer.
*** And trying to surpass the gods by using the heart of the second creator god to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
** In ''Skyrim'', the Silver Hand don't just hunt werewolves, they capture and torture them to death as well. They seem to have a hatred for regular wolves too given the mutilated bodies strung around their camps - making this a rather literal example of the trope.

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* The ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' universe involves some ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Two (now extinct) races
of [[OurElvesAreDifferent Mer (Elves)]] took the most horrific examples "abusive" part of AbusivePrecursors in fiction, doing this on a near constant basis to human/elf slaves.
** Acts of [[OurElvesAreBetter Ayleid]] cruelty include:
down an extreme dog-kicking path.
*** Forcing human slaves The Ayleids (Wild Elves) of Cyrodiil enslaved and tortured the Nedes (ancestors to most of the modern races of Men) in unimaginably cruel ways. Some of their most horrific treatments included: forcing them all to work naked.
*** Creating
naked, force-feeding them hallucinogenic drugs and watching their reactions, creating sculptures out of human bones.
*** Creating
their bones and gardens out of human entrails. When these gardens of flesh started to rot, they ground them up their entrails, and threw them into the slaves' food troughs.
*** Setting
setting human children on fire and setting out hungry animals on them for fun.
*** Skinning runaways alive and creating
them. Eventually, their skins into blankets for human children [[SlaveRevolt slaves revolted]], overthrew them, and babies.
** Acts of
[[TheDogBitesBack eventually drove their race to apparent extinction]].
*** The
Dwemer ("Dwarven") cruelty include:
*** Betraying
(Deep Elves or "[[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwarves]]") of all of Northern Tamriel were a very scientific and extremely technologically advanced race. For the most part, they wanted to be left alone by the other races, which would put them closer to the category of NeglectfulPrecursors. However, their Snow Elf allies/refugees and turning treatment of the Falmer (Snow Elves) was about as abusive as it gets. With the once great Falmer civilization of Skyrim in ruins following the invasion of the [[HornyVikings Atmorans/Proto-Nords]], some of the survivors turned to their Dwemer cousins for shelter. The Dwemer took them into Falmer.
*** Genetically altering
in, but were anything but benevolent. They genetically altered the Falmer so that they have to consume blindness-inducing mushrooms to survive.
*** Altering the Falmer so much
survive. So great were their alterations that their souls turn white (sentient turned from sentient "black" souls are black).
*** Setting up traps in common
to "white" souls, leaving them little better than animals. Eventually, the Dwemer roads and having deathtraps onstage that can be activated by seats in the nobles' booths.
*** Generally torturing / experimenting on any non-Dwemer.
*** And trying to surpass the gods by using
would attempt ''[[RiddleForTheAges something]]'' (involving the heart of a dead god) which caused their entire race to blink out of existence. Now, the second creator god to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
** In ''Skyrim'',
Falmer lurk in the old Dwemer ruins and other underground areas of Skyrim, a shattered shell of what they once were.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
*** The
Silver Hand don't just hunt werewolves, they capture and torture them to death as well. They seem to have a hatred for regular wolves too given the mutilated bodies strung around their camps - making this a rather literal example of the trope.
22nd Apr '17 4:56:43 PM nombretomado
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* Luca Blight, from SuikodenII, just takes this trope and run with it: he used the massacre of the Youth Brigade of his own army (massacre that he planned ''himself'' with his own troops dressed up as a neighboring nation) in order to restart the war between Highlands and the City-States. The war burning anew, he gleefuly destroys and pillages villages in his path. At one point, a innocent woman begs for her life: he tells her to act like a pig. She obliged, then asked if she can go. Luca then politely requests her to "DIE PIG!" and promptly kills her (while [[EvilLaugh laughing]]). After the mercenary fortress falls to Luca early in the game, Luca is found running Pohl, a teenage boy, through with his sword. He then terrifyingly turns his attention on a very young girl named Pilika (whom he killed the parents during one of his pillage) and in a BreakTheCutie moment, attempts to run her through as well. The heroes try to stop him, but he single-handedly dispose of them, and is ready to cut her in half while Jowy can't do anything but yell at him to stop. Luckily he was prevented from doing so but Pilika becomes a CuteMute after the incident.

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* Luca Blight, from SuikodenII, ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', just takes this trope and run with it: he used the massacre of the Youth Brigade of his own army (massacre that he planned ''himself'' with his own troops dressed up as a neighboring nation) in order to restart the war between Highlands and the City-States. The war burning anew, he gleefuly destroys and pillages villages in his path. At one point, a innocent woman begs for her life: he tells her to act like a pig. She obliged, then asked if she can go. Luca then politely requests her to "DIE PIG!" and promptly kills her (while [[EvilLaugh laughing]]). After the mercenary fortress falls to Luca early in the game, Luca is found running Pohl, a teenage boy, through with his sword. He then terrifyingly turns his attention on a very young girl named Pilika (whom he killed the parents during one of his pillage) and in a BreakTheCutie moment, attempts to run her through as well. The heroes try to stop him, but he single-handedly dispose of them, and is ready to cut her in half while Jowy can't do anything but yell at him to stop. Luckily he was prevented from doing so but Pilika becomes a CuteMute after the incident.
2nd Apr '17 5:18:55 PM nombretomado
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** [[spoiler: Levin]], whom you originally believe is your ally, [[spoiler:attacks Layna, reveals that he's a World Eater and reveals that he killed his sister Euphoria]]. Then, to add insult to injury, [[spoiler:he resurrects Euphoria just long enough to rub in the fact that she was a soulless puppet and Endorph was a chump for falling for her. On top of the shaming and asskicking Gig and company dish out before this insult, he wins the grand prize from Endorph afterward -- one [[PhantomBrave Psycho Burgundy]] to put him to final rest.]]

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** [[spoiler: Levin]], whom you originally believe is your ally, [[spoiler:attacks Layna, reveals that he's a World Eater and reveals that he killed his sister Euphoria]]. Then, to add insult to injury, [[spoiler:he resurrects Euphoria just long enough to rub in the fact that she was a soulless puppet and Endorph was a chump for falling for her. On top of the shaming and asskicking Gig and company dish out before this insult, he wins the grand prize from Endorph afterward -- one [[PhantomBrave [[VideoGame/PhantomBrave Psycho Burgundy]] to put him to final rest.]]
27th Mar '17 4:50:33 AM Dravencour
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*** [[NonIndicativeName Grelod the Kind]] at the orphanage in Riften gets introduced telling the children that they'll get ''extra'' beatings to those that shirk their duties, and spitefully telling them that they'll never be adopted. This is your cue that you shouldn't feel bad about being there to murder her for the Dark Brotherhood. [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing The children certainly won't.]]

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*** [[NonIndicativeName Grelod the Kind]] at the orphanage in Riften gets introduced telling the children that they'll get she'll hand out ''extra'' beatings to those that shirk their duties, and spitefully telling them that they'll never be adopted. This is your cue that you shouldn't feel bad about being there to murder her for the Dark Brotherhood. [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing The children certainly won't.]] ]]
*** If you didn't hate [[spoiler:Mercer Frey]] of the Thieves' Guild questline already for [[spoiler:betraying you in Snow Veil Sanctum]], you will definitely hate him when you learn about [[spoiler:the hell he put Karliah through after murdering Gallus, the previous Guildmaster, for the Skeleton Key]], as well as [[spoiler:his robbery of the Thieves' Guild stores with that very key]].
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