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18th Apr '16 6:49:07 PM Gallimaufry
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** Bear in mind that the leader's convinced that she's a Telvanni noble and will treat her accordingly. She's easily getting the best life she could hope for, and intends to be the best wife she can be.
24th Mar '16 4:13:52 PM FGHIK
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** Most items have "tooltips" that tell you a little about them. The tooltip for both of the voodoo dolls is just "You are a horrible person."

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** Most items have "tooltips" that tell you a little about them. The tooltip for both of the voodoo dolls is just [[YouBastard "You are a horrible person.""]]
20th Jan '16 3:13:21 PM henry42
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* ''Videogame/SpecOpsTheLine'' -- Using the [[KillItWithFire white]] [[BodyHorror phosphorus]] on the [[spoiler:civilian refugee camp]] is the only way to advance the plot. According to the developer, the only alternate option is quite simple -- stop playing the game.
** This is actually a major part of the narrative; the characters could have turned back at any time, and in fact their orders were to just to scout and bring back word if they met survivors. Just like them, all the player has to do to make the horrible things stop is ''walk away''.

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* ''Videogame/SpecOpsTheLine'' -- Using the [[KillItWithFire white]] [[BodyHorror white phosphorus]] on the [[spoiler:civilian refugee camp]] is the only way to advance the plot. According to the developer, the only alternate option is quite simple -- stop playing the game.
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game. This is actually a major part of the narrative; the characters could have turned back at any time, and in fact their orders were to just to scout and bring back word if they met survivors. Just like them, all the player has to do to make the horrible things stop is ''walk away''.
3rd Jan '16 1:19:11 PM ZerroDefex
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*** Once again a mod restores a DummiedOut option to convince Mr. House to ally with the NCR in that ending path, but the Wild Card and Legion paths still require you to take him out of the picture.
2nd Jan '16 9:46:20 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Solatorobo}}'': At one point, your character enters SuperMode and takes out the two enemies that had been plaguing you. They've recognized their defeat by that point, and there is no point in attacking further... But you have to destroy their mech (and them) to continue.

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* ''{{Solatorobo}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'': At one point, your character enters SuperMode and takes out the two enemies that had been plaguing you. They've recognized their defeat by that point, and there is no point in attacking further... But you have to destroy their mech (and them) to continue.
19th Dec '15 2:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* A "good" variation of this occurs in ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', which has several areas where you're required to attack a flying Black Arms creature to be able to ride on it. This earns you points on the good side of the KarmaMeter, but you have to do it even if you're trying to accomplish the evil mission. The BigBad will even yell at you for doing so even though it's required to progress.

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* A "good" variation of this occurs in ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', which has several areas where you're required to attack a flying Black Arms creature to be able to ride on it. This earns you points on the good side of the KarmaMeter, but you have to do it even if you're trying to accomplish the evil mission. The BigBad will even yell at you for doing so even though it's required to progress.
9th Dec '15 1:46:00 AM Adept
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* In the RPGMaker game {{OFF}}, by Mortis Ghost, the player is more or less tricked (or forced to progress the story) to kill each one of the leaders of the zones he enters, including [[spoiler:The Batter killing his "wife", the Queen, and Hugo, a helpless infant and the one who created both he and The Queen in the hopes of creating a bright future]].

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* In the RPGMaker VideoGame/RPGMaker game {{OFF}}, by Mortis Ghost, the player is more or less tricked (or forced to progress the story) to kill each one of the leaders of the zones he enters, including [[spoiler:The Batter killing his "wife", the Queen, and Hugo, a helpless infant and the one who created both he and The Queen in the hopes of creating a bright future]].
7th Dec '15 9:17:44 AM Hossmeister
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* In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney[=:=] Justice For All'', you're [[ButThouMust forced]] to accuse someone who you know is innocent (not to mention more than a little [[TheWoobie Woobie-ish]] by that point) to buy time. And to make matters worse, [[spoiler:you also know by this point that you're defending an obviously guilty villain]]. The crowd even ''boos you'' for it. Almost guaranteed to make you feel like a terrible person.

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* In the final case of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney[=:=] Justice For All'', ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyJusticeForAll'', you're [[ButThouMust forced]] to accuse someone who you know is innocent (not to mention more than a little [[TheWoobie Woobie-ish]] by that point) to buy time. And to make matters worse, [[spoiler:you also know by this point that you're defending an obviously guilty villain]]. The crowd even ''boos you'' for it. Almost guaranteed to make you feel like a terrible person.
16th Nov '15 8:01:38 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/{{SOMA}}'' has this for practically anyone you meet. Though, given the circumstances, several might come across as {{MercyKill}}ings.
** Early on, you meet a robot and you can either unplug him, effectively killing him, or plug him into a specific socket, which causes continuous, electricity to run through and torture him.
** At one point, you need to get a certain type of chip to start up a zeppelin again. You can either take it from the cute little robot-buddy, who has been helping you in that area and has done nothing wrong, or take it from one of the jerk robots... who will scream and curse in pain, until you take the chip from him. And your little robot-buddy will be scared of you, if you do the latter.
** Late in the game, you encounter [[spoiler: Sarah, the '''last human on earth'''. She's a mere husk of a human, kept alive by a machine. After helping you, Sarah asks you to please turn her life-support machine off. You can choose to not turn it off or you can, in which case she'll ask you to stay with her]].
** The protagonist Simon isn't immune to this. [[spoiler: He learns that he is merely a copy of the original Simon's brain, put into a robot, while the real Simon died a good hundred years ago. Later, Simon needs to be transferred to another body and succeed... only to be told that they ''copied'' his brain, not transferred it. Meaning there is now a Simon copy lying around, unconscious for a few days and will wake up without Catherine or any idea what went down last and be stuck in a dangerous area. Though Simon can choose to drain his battery, so that copy will die. ''And then'', at the end of the game, Simon's brain is copied once more onto The Ark. Meaning he is in his second body, but still stuck at the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by dangerous creatures]].
11th Nov '15 9:22:07 AM Tarlonniel
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** Given that her future husband thinks she's a high-ranking noble and will thus treat her as such, you're actually doing her a great favor, compared to the life she'd have had if someone else had bought her.
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