History KnightTemplar / VideoGames

13th Oct '17 11:13:54 AM BeerBaron
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** Wulfharth Ash-King, the legendary ancient King of the Nords and noted [[GodInHumanForm Shezarrine]] who [[EternalHero has died and come back to life]] at least three times, was ''fanatically'' obsessed with forcing the citizens of Skyrim to worship only the Old Nordic pantheon. His first act as High King of Skyrim was to outlaw the [[TheOrder Alessian Order]], slaughter their members, and burn their temples to the ground. He also hated the Dunmeri [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]] and wanted them destroyed above all else. When Tiber Septim made a deal with them, Wulfharth (as the Underking) saw it as a validation of the Tribunal religion and abandoned Septim as a result.
10th Oct '17 2:42:08 PM Darkfire545
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* ''VideoGame/FairyFencerF'' has Sherman Shallancer, who believes strongly in justice and wishes for world peace. Despite appearing to be a perfect defender of good, Sherman is actually an extremist who [[spoiler: is willing to kill even the person he loves, just because of the ''possibility'' that her blood could have been used to revive the Vile God.]] In the Goddess timeline, this pushes him off the deep end and he becomes convinced that the only way to achieve world peace is for him to [[spoiler: absorb the Vile God's power and instill world peace himself.]]
6th Oct '17 10:14:03 AM BeerBaron
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** Pelinal Whitestrake was the legendary 1st Era hero of mankind/[[FantasticRacism racist]] [[TheBerserker berserker]]. Believed to have been a [[EternalHero Shezarrine]], [[GodInHumanForm physical incarnations]] of the spirit of the [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god]] Lorkhan (known to the Imperials as "[[IHaveManyNames Shezarr]]"), Pelinal came to [[FounderOfTheKingdom St. Alessia]] to serve as her [[PhysicalGod divine champion]] in the war against the [[AbusivePrecursors Ayleids]]. Pelinal would fly into fits of UnstoppableRage (''mostly'' directed at the Ayleids) during which he [[BloodSplatteredWarrior would be stained with their blood]] and [[PaintTheTownRed left so much carnage in his wake]] that Kyne, one of the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Divines]], would have to [[CueTheRain send in her rain]] to cleanse Ayleid forts and village before they could be used by Alessia's forces. To Pelinal, the [[TheUnfettered only good elf was a dead elf]]. Men, women, children, soldiers, civilians...it didn't matter. He'd slaughter them all, even if his actions risked causing the Divines to ''abandon the mortal world''.
29th Sep '17 12:34:49 PM BeerBaron
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*** Averted by the guards in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', who are much more loose than previous guards to the point that they'll simply ignore you if your bounty is low. The [[ChurchMilitant Vigilants of Stendarr]], a group dedicated to hunting down supernatural threats and monsters, can lean towards this however:
--->'''Vigilant of Stendarr:''' ''"Walk always in the light, else we will drag you into it."''

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*** Averted by the guards in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', who are much more loose than previous guards to the point that they'll simply ignore you if your bounty is low. The [[ChurchMilitant Vigilants of Stendarr]], a group dedicated to hunting down supernatural threats and monsters, can lean towards this however:\n--->'''Vigilant of Stendarr:''' ''"Walk always in the light, else we will drag you into it."''



** In ''Skyrim'', the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] may be sworn to serve the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]], but they consider [[CreatureHunterOrganization dragonslaying]] to be their number one priority. Thus, after a certain point in the ''Skyrim'' main quest, they'll refuse to help the Dragonborn any further unless he/she kills Paarthunax, a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Faced Turn]] dragon who has significantly ''aided'' mankind in the past.

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** In ''Skyrim'', the ''Skyrim'':
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[[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] may be sworn to serve the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]], but they consider [[CreatureHunterOrganization dragonslaying]] to be their number one priority. Thus, after a certain point in the ''Skyrim'' main quest, they'll refuse to help the Dragonborn any further unless he/she kills Paarthunax, a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Faced Turn]] dragon who has significantly ''aided'' mankind in the past.past.
*** The [[ChurchMilitant Vigilants of Stendarr]], a group dedicated to hunting down supernatural threats and monsters, can lean towards this. Whether or not they are viewed as one depends on the individual; to the average man or mer they're genuinely benevolent, as they fight monsters and cultists and heal diseases, but for Dunmer and Orsimer they come off as rude, threatening jerks, and of course for anyone who is actually a vampire, lycanthrope, or Daedra worshipper, they're a straight example of this trope. Additionally, they may attempt to confiscate any Daedric artifacts the player is carrying under the threat of violence, even if they are artifacts from the more benevolent Princes such as Azura and Meridia. Borders on TautologicalTemplar, since the Vigil believe that what they doing is for the greater good. To resist them is to be against them.
--->'''Vigilant of Stendarr:''' ''"Walk always in the light, else we will drag you into it."''
19th Sep '17 8:21:55 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''Skyrim'', the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]] may be sworn to serve the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]], but they consider [[CreatureHunterOrganization dragonslaying]] to be their number one priority. Thus, after a certain point in the ''Skyrim'' main quest, they'll refuse to help the Dragonborn any further unless he/she kills Paarthunax, a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel-Faced Turn]] dragon who has significantly ''aided'' mankind in the past.
14th Sep '17 11:50:30 AM Bugfragged
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* Weissmann from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' is an unsympathetic example of this. He believes humanity is doomed to repeat their history of becoming prosperous, then falling into complacency, and then starting wars once they're forced to abandon their prosperity. Unfortunately, his plan to stop this is to use his Stigma research to brainwash everyone into fitting his idea of perfection, which means forcing them to reject their humanity. Worse yet, his fanatical belief in his own righteousness and humanity's weakness causes him to see his sadism towards them as justified, to the point where he blames his victims and pawns for being stupid enough to fall for his manipulations.
6th Sep '17 6:38:55 AM Njein
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* Superman - or rather, Regime Superman - in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' embodies this trope perfectly, as the fallen Man of Steel shows us how dark an innocent, idealistic hero we know and love can turn should he lose the ones he cherishes and subsequently push his "justice" too far. He starts by [[spoiler:murdering Joker, who tried to push him into that and succeeded, then forcibly stopping all wars, then killing entire invasion force from Apocalypse, then creating world-scale dictatorship to protect Earth's people. He also started hunting all those who oppose or resist him, including his former friends and innocent people, and often murdering them. His supporters from fallen Justice League are this too, to different extents.]]

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* Superman - or rather, Regime Superman - in ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' embodies this trope perfectly, as the fallen Man of Steel shows us how dark an innocent, idealistic hero we know and love can turn should he lose the ones he cherishes and subsequently push his "justice" too far. He starts by [[spoiler:murdering Joker, who tried to push him into that and succeeded, then forcibly stopping all wars, then killing entire invasion force from Apocalypse, then creating world-scale dictatorship to protect Earth's people. He also started hunting all those who oppose or resist him, including his former friends and innocent people, and often murdering them. His supporters from fallen succeeded. With the exception of Batman, most of the Justice League are this too, joined his side, by adopting a WellIntentionedExtremist approach to different extents.stopping all crime by all means, including killing them on the spot, and establishing a totalitarian dictatorship called the One Earth Government aka the Regime.]]
24th Aug '17 10:19:53 AM BeerBaron
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** Meridia, a Daedric Prince whose sphere is obscured to mortals, but is associated with LifeEnergy, [[LightIsNotgood Light]], and [[ProudBeauty Beauty]], ''despises'' anything undead and any other entities of cruelty, darkness, rot, filth, or decay. Undead and necromancy seem to be the only reasons she ever interacts with mortal affairs, usually to have them wiped out. Thus, she will stop at ''nothing'' to destroy them, even if it means causing collateral damage to innocent people or her own followers, bordering on being a WellIntentionedExtremist.
21st Aug '17 7:22:24 AM BeerBaron
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* The guards from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series are infamous for this.
** So much as ''sleep in public'' in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and you've suddenly got guards crawling out the woodwork, all of them shouting at you to '''HALT!'''
** If there were a poster child for this trope, it could be the Ordinators from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. They are the militant wing of the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] and do not tolerate outsiders. Walking past them will usually net you the "We're watching you...''SCUM,''" response. Even if you become the new head of the Temple, the indirect boss of the Ordinators, they don't become much more tolerant. And may the gods help you if you mention the Nerevarine prophecy around them. Or wear their armor.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''? Probably due more to the game's AI for them, but so much as touch something that doesn't belong to you and -- '''''STOP! YOU'VE VIOLATED THE LAW!!!!'''''
** Averted by the guards in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', who are much more loose than previous guards to the point that they'll simply ignore you if your bounty is low. The [[ChurchMilitant Vigilants of Stendarr]], a group dedicated to hunting down daedra and monsters can lean towards this.
-->'''Vigilant of Stendarr:''' Walk always in the light, else we will drag you into it.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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The guards from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' various CityGuards throughout the series are infamous for this.
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much as ''sleep ''sleeping in public'' public'', in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' and you've suddenly got will cause guards to start crawling out the woodwork, all of them woodwork shouting at you to '''HALT!'''
** *** If there were a poster child for this trope, it could be the Ordinators from ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''. They are the [[ChurchPolice militant wing wing]] of the [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] and do not tolerate outsiders. Walking past them will usually net you the "We're watching you...''SCUM,''" response. Even if you become the new head Patriarch of the Temple, the indirect boss of the Ordinators, they don't become much more tolerant. And may the gods help you if you mention the Nerevarine prophecy around them. [[DisproportionateRetribution Or wear their armor.
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armor]].
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''? Probably due more to the game's AI for them, but so much as touch something that doesn't belong to you and -- '''''STOP! YOU'VE VIOLATED THE LAW!!!!'''''
** *** Averted by the guards in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', who are much more loose than previous guards to the point that they'll simply ignore you if your bounty is low. The [[ChurchMilitant Vigilants of Stendarr]], a group dedicated to hunting down daedra supernatural threats and monsters monsters, can lean towards this.
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this however:
--->'''Vigilant
of Stendarr:''' Walk ''"Walk always in the light, else we will drag you into it."''
** Jyggalag, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[ControlFreak Order]], has elements of this. It is his driving mission to put the universe in perfect order. This threatened the other ([[OrderVersusChaos chaotic-leaning]]) Daedric Princes so much that they [[IronicHell cursed him]] into [[BecameTheirOwnAntithesis becoming his own antithesis]] - Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of [[MadGod Madness]]. The ''Shivering Isles'' expansion to ''Oblivion'' is all about him trying to break out of this curse. The [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] under him are even called "Knights of Order".
9th Aug '17 11:35:22 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'': [[GreyAndGrayMorality Everyone]]. All three of the ideological Affinities have some religious flavour to them in a straight {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, and all civilisations will attempt to impose their chosen ideology on everyone else, violently if necessary. A Harmony Civ's end-goal is to invoke an AssimilationPlot and force all it's members into a psychic connection with the planet, with a very questionable tolerance for individual autonomy. A Supremacy Civ's end-goal is to invade- sorry, ''[[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide liberate]]'' the Earth and it's people from their highly flawed fleshy bodies and [[UnwillingRoboticisation forcibly upgrade them to superior forms]]. A Purity Civ's end-goal is to exterminate the native alien life, including any of their transhuman counterparts, and terraform the planet to make room for Earthling settlements, in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything disturbingly similar fashion]] to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalplan_Ost Generalplan Ost]].

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* ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'': [[GreyAndGrayMorality Everyone]]. All three of the ideological Affinities have some religious flavour to them in a straight {{Aver|tedTrope}}sion of OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions, and all civilisations will attempt to impose their chosen ideology on everyone else, violently if necessary. A Harmony Civ's end-goal is to invoke an AssimilationPlot and force all it's members into a psychic connection with the planet, with a very questionable tolerance for individual autonomy. A Supremacy Civ's end-goal is to invade- sorry, ''[[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide liberate]]'' the Earth and it's people from their highly flawed fleshy bodies and [[UnwillingRoboticisation forcibly upgrade them to superior forms]]. A Purity Civ's end-goal is to exterminate the native alien life, including any of their transhuman counterparts, and terraform the planet to make room for Earthling settlements, in a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything disturbingly similar fashion]] to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalplan_Ost Generalplan Ost]].Ost]], the Nazi plan for genocide and recolonization of Eastern Europe.
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