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6th Aug '17 11:57:20 AM Kadorhal
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** Failing to save the chief in ''Streets of Rage 3'' has the player deviate from the main storyline to stop the imposter chief, culminating in an extra boss fight against Shiva and the main characters arriving at a dead end as to Mr. X's whereabouts. This wouldn't be an example, except that Shiva is even harder than the final boss for the good ending!
* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' has in total five regular endings, two good and three bad. The two good endings are split between two routes the player can take: one leads to the BigBad at the Phylex corporation, who reveals the protagonist's daughter is actually his own, conceived from an affair, but nevertheless ending with the protagonist rescuing his daughter and killing the Big Bad; the other has the protagonist get sidetracked after nearly dying in the subway, take on a child kidnapper and never finding his daughter, [[BittersweetEnding but starting a new family with the woman who rescued him]]. However, there's one ending you get by going through ''both'' paths, starting with the kidnapper, rescuing a police officer during the search, and getting a tip leading to Phylex... and it's a bad one. [[spoiler:With just how much carnage the protagonist has wrought across the entirety of the game, his daughter doesn't see her father - she sees a violent sociopath, and she shoots him to protect her real father. The protagonist promptly commits suicide in the hospital by overdosing on painkillers, knowing that the one thing he had left in his life doesn't want him as a part of hers anymore.]]

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** Failing to save the chief in ''Streets of Rage 3'' has the player deviate from the main storyline to stop the imposter chief, culminating in an extra boss fight against Shiva and Shiva, who is ''even harder'' than the final boss fight for the good ending, after which the main characters arriving arrive at a dead end as to Mr. X's whereabouts. This wouldn't be an example, except that Shiva is even harder than the final boss for the good ending!
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* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' has in total five regular endings, two good and three bad. The bad, with the two good endings are split between two routes the player can take: one take. One leads to the BigBad at the Phylex corporation, who reveals the protagonist's daughter is actually his own, conceived from an affair, but nevertheless ending with the protagonist rescuing his daughter and killing the Big Bad; the Bad. The other has the protagonist get sidetracked after he's nearly dying killed in the subway, take getting rescued by a woman whose son has also gone missing, taking on a child kidnapper that case and confronting a pedophile cannibal, ending with the protagonist never finding his daughter, daughter and left to assume his savior's son is dead, [[BittersweetEnding but starting a new family with the woman who rescued him]].her]]. However, there's one ending you get by going through ''both'' paths, starting with the kidnapper, rescuing a police officer during the search, and getting a tip leading to Phylex... and it's a bad one. [[spoiler:With just how much carnage the protagonist has wrought across the entirety of the game, his daughter doesn't see her father - she sees a violent sociopath, and she shoots him to protect her real father. The protagonist promptly commits suicide in the hospital by overdosing on painkillers, knowing that the one thing he had left in his life doesn't want him as a part of hers anymore.]]



* This applies to the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games as well. One of [[spoiler:Anji Mito]]'s endings in ''XX'' has him getting [[spoiler:a WeCanRuleTogether speech from That Man]]; this is ambiguous enough, but later information says that [[spoiler:Anji ''did'' take the offer and had a FaceHeelTurn]].

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* %%* This applies to the ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' games as well. One of [[spoiler:Anji Mito]]'s endings in ''XX'' has him getting [[spoiler:a WeCanRuleTogether speech from That Man]]; this is ambiguous enough, but later information says that [[spoiler:Anji ''did'' take the offer and had a FaceHeelTurn]].
14th Jul '17 1:19:20 PM KTera
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* The Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name quest in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' requires the player to spend ludicrous amount of resources for no reward at all, while utterly destroy and ruin their character repeatedly, even as the game itself repeatedly tells them to stop. The final step of the quest even requires the player to [[spoiler:make their character account unusable. Forever]].

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* The Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name quest in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' requires the player to spend ludicrous amount of resources for no reward at all, while utterly destroy and ruin their character repeatedly, even as the game itself repeatedly tells them to stop. The final step of the quest even requires the player to [[spoiler:make their character account unusable. Forever]]. Oh, and the quest has MultipleEndings so if you want to see all of them, you'll need to either compare notes with another Seeker or create a new character.
23rd Jun '17 9:48:50 AM sarysa
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'', [[spoiler:if you manage to defeat Heldalf before Zaveid is recruited, then the party never finds out about the infected Maotelus until he becomes too powerful to be stopped, and the world is destroyed.]] However, to do that, you have to go through a miasma-infected area where your party is crippled, and every enemy becomes a BeefGate. Then, you have to beat the FinalBoss while still in this crippled state. It requires far more effort than just [[FollowThePlottedLine following the plotted line]].

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'', [[spoiler:if you manage to defeat Heldalf before Zaveid is recruited, then the party never finds out about the infected Maotelus until he becomes too powerful to be stopped, and the world is destroyed.]] However, to do that, that on your first run, you have to go through a miasma-infected area where your party is crippled, and every enemy becomes a BeefGate. Then, you have to beat the FinalBoss while still in this crippled state. It requires far more effort than just [[FollowThePlottedLine following the plotted line]]. However, the NewGamePlus run makes him available to battle for a short while after the miasma disappears.
16th Jun '17 9:22:39 PM onyhow
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* ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'': Getting the worst ending requires your KarmaMeter to be at zero when you complete the game. Since you start the game with one free karma point and there's only ''one'' specific action that will take away that point from you and five other actions that give you more karma points instead, this is trickier than it might sound. The good news is that you can always [[spoiler:look at the chalkboard]] to check if you're on the right track.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWhiteChamber'': Getting the worst ending requires your KarmaMeter to be at zero when you complete the game. Since you start the game with one free karma point and there's only ''one'' specific action that will take away that point from you and five other actions that give you more karma points instead, instead (including one that [[spoiler:can be gained at the ''one of the starting questionnaire!'']]), this is trickier than it might sound. The good news is that you can always [[spoiler:look at the chalkboard]] to check if you're on the right track.
8th Jun '17 2:40:47 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' has in total five regular endings, two good and three bad. The two good endings are split between two routes the player can take, one leading to the BigBad at the Phylex corporation and ending with the protagonist rescuing his daughter, and the other having him get sidetracked taking on a child kidnapper and never finding his daughter, [[BittersweetEnding but starting a new family with the woman who rescued you]]. However, there's one ending you get by going through ''both'' paths, starting with the kidnapper, rescuing a police officer during the search, and getting a tip leading to Phylex... and it's a bad one. [[spoiler:With just how much carnage the protagonist has wrought across the entirety of the game, his daughter doesn't see her father - she sees a violent sociopath, and she shoots him to protect the Big Bad (who, as it turns out, is her real father from an affair). The protagonist promptly commits suicide in the hospital by overdosing on painkillers, knowing that the one thing he had left in his life doesn't want him as a part of hers anymore.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' has in total five regular endings, two good and three bad. The two good endings are split between two routes the player can take, take: one leading leads to the BigBad at the Phylex corporation and corporation, who reveals the protagonist's daughter is actually his own, conceived from an affair, but nevertheless ending with the protagonist rescuing his daughter, daughter and killing the Big Bad; the other having him has the protagonist get sidetracked taking after nearly dying in the subway, take on a child kidnapper and never finding his daughter, [[BittersweetEnding but starting a new family with the woman who rescued you]].him]]. However, there's one ending you get by going through ''both'' paths, starting with the kidnapper, rescuing a police officer during the search, and getting a tip leading to Phylex... and it's a bad one. [[spoiler:With just how much carnage the protagonist has wrought across the entirety of the game, his daughter doesn't see her father - she sees a violent sociopath, and she shoots him to protect the Big Bad (who, as it turns out, is her real father from an affair).father. The protagonist promptly commits suicide in the hospital by overdosing on painkillers, knowing that the one thing he had left in his life doesn't want him as a part of hers anymore.]]
8th Jun '17 8:45:39 AM ZorotheGallade
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* Playing as a Chaos Knight in Videogame/{{ADOM}} is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS".
** Getting any other ending as the Chaos Knight also requires temporarily becoming Neutral or Lawful to gather the needed artifacts, and ends with you replacing the BigBad.



* Playing as a Chaos Knight in [[Videogame/{{ADOM}}]] is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS". Getting any other ending as the Chaos Knight also requires temporarily becoming Neutral or Lawful to gather the needed artifacts, and ends with you replacing the BigBad.

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* Playing as a Chaos Knight in [[Videogame/{{ADOM}}]] is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS". Getting any other ending as the Chaos Knight also requires temporarily becoming Neutral or Lawful to gather the needed artifacts, and ends with you replacing the BigBad.

8th Jun '17 8:34:56 AM ZorotheGallade
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* Playing as a Chaos Knight in [[Videogame/{{ADOM}}]] is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS".

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* Playing as a Chaos Knight in [[Videogame/{{ADOM}}]] is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS".
ChAoS". Getting any other ending as the Chaos Knight also requires temporarily becoming Neutral or Lawful to gather the needed artifacts, and ends with you replacing the BigBad.
8th Jun '17 8:23:30 AM ZorotheGallade
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* Playing as a Chaos Knight in [[Videogame/{{ADOM}}]] is a trial in and of itself, since most of the NPCs will be unfriendly or hostile to your character and not committing enough atrocities to stay Chaotic will strip your character of all their powers and constantly damage them. The "reward" for completing the main quest and closing the Chaos Gate? Since it was the source of your very essence, you immediately wink out of existance. The ending in question is dubbed "Most stupid followe of ChAoS".
8th Jun '17 8:15:23 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name quest in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' requires the player to utterly destroy and ruin their character repeatedly, even as the game itself repeatedly tells them to stop. The final step of the quest even requires the player to [[spoiler:make their character account unusable. Forever]].

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* The Seeking Mr. Eaten's Name quest in ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' requires the player to spend ludicrous amount of resources for no reward at all, while utterly destroy and ruin their character repeatedly, even as the game itself repeatedly tells them to stop. The final step of the quest even requires the player to [[spoiler:make their character account unusable. Forever]].
8th Jun '17 8:12:24 AM ZorotheGallade
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** Anger the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lady of Pain]] twice. (The first time, she just sends you to an extradimensional maze.) This one can also cause an UnwinnableByMistake situation, depending on playstyle.
** Agree to become [[spoiler:king of the Dead Nations]], which is extraordinarily unwise as the appointment is, well, for life. It is implied that the binding is magical as well.

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** Anger the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lady of Pain]] twice. (The first time, she just sends you to an extradimensional maze.) This one can also cause an UnwinnableByMistake situation, depending on playstyle.playstyle - when the main character angers her she will execute retribution only when he leaves the current map, making it entirely possible to create a doomed savefile where you can't exit the zone you're in.
** Agree to become [[spoiler:king of the Dead Nations]], which is extraordinarily unwise as the appointment is, well, for life. It is implied that the binding is magical as well. This route in particular requires getting enough favor from the Dead Nations' denizens to convince a certain NPC to lead you to the throne.



** Get Marissa the medusa to remove the veil that prevents her from petrifying you.

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** Get Marissa the medusa to remove the veil that prevents her from petrifying you. And piss her off to the point she will actually ''want'' to do so.
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