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13th May '16 10:40:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Niko Bellic, protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', is a veteran of TheYugoslavWars who immigrated to America, and is thus possessed of conflicting worldviews. On the one hand, he [[PapaWolf cares]] about his family and friends from Serbia, but is too [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatized]] by [[SociopathicSoldier war]] to live a normal life. On the other, he wants to build a [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream new life]] in America, but is also [[PunchClockVillain hungry]] for wealth and believes he can only achieve it through [[BecauseImGoodAtIt crime]]. This can explain the {{Moral Dilemma}}s the game presents and even some instances of GameplayAndStorySegregation.

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* Niko Bellic, protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', is a veteran of TheYugoslavWars UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars who immigrated to America, and is thus possessed of conflicting worldviews. On the one hand, he [[PapaWolf cares]] about his family and friends from Serbia, but is too [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatized]] by [[SociopathicSoldier war]] to live a normal life. On the other, he wants to build a [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream new life]] in America, but is also [[PunchClockVillain hungry]] for wealth and believes he can only achieve it through [[BecauseImGoodAtIt crime]]. This can explain the {{Moral Dilemma}}s the game presents and even some instances of GameplayAndStorySegregation.
25th Jan '16 3:32:55 AM WarriorsGate
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\n* Creator/KarlMarx's "Character Mask", the carefully-calculated false faces people adopt to interact with others in society, such as finding employment, being obedient laborers, or convincing potential customers to buy a product. Later adapted by Jean-Paul Sartre into the Existentialist philosophical concept of "Bad Faith".
26th Dec '15 4:37:18 PM nombretomado
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* Niko Bellic, protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', is a veteran of TheYugoslavWars who immigrated to America, and is thus possessed of conflicting worldviews. On the one hand, he [[PapaWolf cares]] about his family and friends from Serbia, but is too [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatized]] by [[SociopathicSoldier war]] to live a normal life. On the other, he wants to build a [[AmericanDream new life]] in America, but is also [[PunchClockVillain hungry]] for wealth and believes he can only achieve it through [[BecauseImGoodAtIt crime]]. This can explain the {{Moral Dilemma}}s the game presents and even some instances of GameplayAndStorySegregation.

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* Niko Bellic, protagonist of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', is a veteran of TheYugoslavWars who immigrated to America, and is thus possessed of conflicting worldviews. On the one hand, he [[PapaWolf cares]] about his family and friends from Serbia, but is too [[ShellShockedVeteran traumatized]] by [[SociopathicSoldier war]] to live a normal life. On the other, he wants to build a [[AmericanDream [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream new life]] in America, but is also [[PunchClockVillain hungry]] for wealth and believes he can only achieve it through [[BecauseImGoodAtIt crime]]. This can explain the {{Moral Dilemma}}s the game presents and even some instances of GameplayAndStorySegregation.
13th Dec '15 8:39:27 AM sgamer82
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* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' has the scientists watching the earth being [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated]] into Japanese students. They all worry at some point about their previous actions or what will become of their now-selves. [[{{Bishonen}} Issei]] is the [[GenderBender reborn Enju]] who was in love with Jinpachi and falls in love with his best friend again, Alice is so afraid that she'll lose herself that she blocks her memories as Mokuren for most of the manga, Daisuke still feels responsible for his actions on the moon and Rin has to fight with the awakened Shion inside of him.
* [[spoiler:Reiner Braun]] from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. [[spoiler:The conflict between his cover as a human soldier, and his true mission as a [[TheMole Titan spy]] leave him so guilty that he begins to suffer [[BecomingTheMask dissociate episodes]] where he genuinely believes his cover is real]].

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* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' has the scientists watching the earth being [[{{Reincarnation}} reincarnated]] into Japanese students. They all worry at some point about their previous actions or what will become of their now-selves. [[{{Bishonen}} Issei]] is the [[GenderBender reborn Enju]] who was in love with Jinpachi and falls in love with his best friend again, Alice is so afraid that she'll lose herself that she blocks her memories as Mokuren for most of the manga, Daisuke still feels responsible for his actions on the moon and Rin has to fight with the awakened Shion inside of him.
* [[spoiler:Reiner Braun]] Reiner Braun from ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. [[spoiler:The The conflict between his cover as a human soldier, and his true mission as a [[spoiler:a [[TheMole Titan spy]] spy]]]] leave him so guilty that he begins to suffer [[BecomingTheMask dissociate episodes]] where he genuinely believes his cover is real]].
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9th Dec '15 3:13:28 AM jormis29
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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' described this after the Angels returned him to Earth unpredictably deranged, claiming they had "stolen his ballast", and that he no longer knew who he was from moment to moment. The rebirth had integrated multiple facets of his personality, some previously repressed, and some that weren't even his. At least his Wangst episodes became briefer and more varied.

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* ''ShadeTheChangingMan'' ''ComicBook/ShadeTheChangingMan'' described this after the Angels returned him to Earth unpredictably deranged, claiming they had "stolen his ballast", and that he no longer knew who he was from moment to moment. The rebirth had integrated multiple facets of his personality, some previously repressed, and some that weren't even his. At least his Wangst episodes became briefer and more varied.
21st Nov '15 10:11:05 PM JulianLapostat
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* Post-colonial philosophers like Frantz Fanon, Edward Said and authors like Creator/SalmanRushdie often note that individuals from ex-colonies experience this, especially the middle-class who work with the colonizers and speak their language. These individuals, they note, see the colonizers as the people see them while they also absorb and ape the colonialist perspective and learn to see their fellow people, their country and themselves as the "colonizers" see them.
* Likewise with the rise of American mass media and EaglelandOsmosis, you have people around the world identifying with American culture and their perspective while at the same time living within their own culture, in some cases more traditional than what they see on TV, and seeing America from a different light on a day-to-day basis.
21st Nov '15 10:00:09 PM vifetoile
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* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' feels this way. It is amplified when he discovers [[spoiler:he is the grandson of both Fire Lord Sozin and Roku, the Avatar's previous incarnation]].

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* Zuko from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' feels this way. On the one hand, [[WellDoneSonGuy he craves the attention and validation of his abusive and distant father, the Firelord]], and [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy tries to be like him]]. On the other, his target, the Avatar, would rather be friends than enemies, and Zuko witnesses firsthand the damage that the One Hundred Years' War has caused. It is amplified when he discovers [[spoiler:he is the grandson of both Fire Lord Sozin and Roku, the Avatar's previous incarnation]].
14th Nov '15 12:50:28 PM kome360
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* This trope turns [[spoiler:Huey]] into a complete psychopath in MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain; he's still a genius who cures ''parapalegism'' in the MGS universe 30 years before mass-implemented cyborg augmentations, but due to his paranoia and hatred causes the deaths of hundreds (in ways that boggle the mind) and is completely unrepentant in his role of developing mass-produced infantry-assisting murder machines. The secret to his psychosis is his ability to restructure his memory in milliseconds, allowing him to lie to EVERYONE, especially HIMSELF, leaving him more deranged as he gets questioned and retaliates destructively in turn. The only saving grace he has in this game is that his boss is even more evil and pushed him to become a sociopath, and even said boss is disgusted by the cowardly monster that he has become.

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* This trope turns [[spoiler:Huey]] into a complete psychopath in MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain; he's still a genius who cures ''parapalegism'' in the MGS universe 30 years before mass-implemented cyborg augmentations, but due to his paranoia and hatred causes the deaths of hundreds (in ways that boggle the mind) and is completely unrepentant in his role of developing mass-produced infantry-assisting murder machines. And yet he has an unviolated conscience. Whenever he says anything contradicting within ten seconds, no lie detector that Diamond Dogs has can see anything; he's telling the truth that he remembers. The secret to his psychosis is his ability to restructure his memory in milliseconds, allowing him to lie to EVERYONE, especially HIMSELF, leaving him more deranged as he gets questioned and retaliates destructively in turn. The only saving grace he has in this game is that his boss is even more evil and pushed him to become a sociopath, and even said boss is disgusted by the cowardly monster that he has become.
14th Nov '15 12:48:12 PM kome360
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* This trope turns [[spoiler:Huey]] into a complete psychopath in MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain; he's still a genius who cures ''parapalegism'' in the MGS universe 30 years before mass-implemented cyborg augmentations, but due to his paranoia and hatred causes the deaths of hundreds (in ways that boggle the mind) and is completely unrepentant in his role of developing mass-produced infantry-assisting murder machines. The secret to his psychosis is his ability to restructure his memory in milliseconds, allowing him to lie to EVERYONE, especially HIMSELF, leaving him more deranged as he gets questioned and retaliates destructively in turn. The only saving grace he has in this game is that his boss is even more evil and pushed him to become a sociopath, and even said boss is disgusted by the cowardly monster that he has become.
3rd Nov '15 7:09:10 AM Alexia
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* There is a theory that everyone has three consciousness: their public idenity, their family [=/=]friend identity, and their private identity.


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* There is a theory that everyone has three consciousness: their public idenity, identity, their family [=/=]friend identity, and their private identity.

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