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17th Nov '17 8:36:31 AM gophergiggles
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** Considering that all his victories are thanks to him exploiting his fame and connections in the world or genuine intelligence, Mr. Satan would go from this trope to being a GuileHero if he didn't keep lying about his physical prowess.
2nd Nov '17 3:56:10 PM Vox
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* In the Soviet campaign of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert 2'' the character General Vladimir is a womanizing slob who is touted to be a great "Hero of the Soviet Union" and is constantly given all the credit for your character's successes whenever you and he work together during a campaign. Ironically [[spoiler: he catches on to the fact that the EvilChancellor Yuri wants to kill the Premier and take over the Soviet Union long before you do. You kill him on Yuri's orders, but then discover he was right and revolt against Yuri yourself.]]

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* In the Soviet campaign of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert 2'' the character General Vladimir is a an incompetent womanizing slob who is touted to be a great "Hero of the Soviet Union" and is constantly given all the credit for your character's successes whenever you and he work together during a campaign. Ironically [[spoiler: he catches on to the fact that the EvilChancellor Yuri wants to kill the Premier and take over the Soviet Union long before you do. You kill him on Yuri's orders, but then discover he was right and revolt against Yuri yourself.]]
19th Oct '17 3:29:49 PM Amahn
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has [[TheAce Flynn]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Scifo]]. As a twist, he genuinely is very competent and does his job well. That said, he's the one landed with the praise and reputation for handling dangerous situations despite it actually being his ChildhoodFriend [[KnightInSourArmor Yuri]] [[BloodKnight Lowell]] who is responsible for the majority. He ''really'' doesn't like this and tries repeatedly to get [[HumbleHero Yuri]] to step up and claim his rightful place in that regard.
18th Oct '17 12:05:38 PM FlashRebel
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* [[OurLichesAreDifferent Palawa]] [[EvilOverlord Joko]] in ''GuildWars2'' force-feeds propaganda to its people, who live isolated from the rest of the world in the Domain of Vabbi, about how he gave the gift of magic to mortals (that was given to them by the human gods), how he defeated Turai Ossa, a very well-known hero of the past (he lost this battle and was imprisoned for centuries as a result), how he killed Abaddon, God of Secrets, and absorbed his power (Abaddon was killed by the Sun Spears and one of them, Kormir, volunteered to absorb his power and became the benevolent and very popular Goddess of Truth) and even how he singlehandedly killed Zaithan face-to-face and defeated [[OurZombiesAreDifferent his Risen army]] (the PlayerCharacter did it, definitely not singlehandedly and it was a hell of a struggle just to get to fighting him). A historian of the Durmand Priory is absolutely baffled to see these lies taught in Vabbian academies as historical facts.
21st Sep '17 12:37:52 AM LovePsychothefirst
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' has [[TheAce Flynn]] [[KnightInShiningArmor Scifo]]. As a twist, he genuinely is very competent and does his job well. That said, he's the one landed with the praise and reputation for handling dangerous situations despite it actually being his ChildhoodFriend [[KnightInSourArmor Yuri]] [[BloodKnight Lowell]] who is responsible for the majority. He ''really'' doesn't like this and tries repeatedly to get [[HumbleHero Yuri]] to step up and claim his rightful place in that regard.
9th Sep '17 3:26:38 AM Sniccups
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** Amusingly enough, in ''Videogame/DragonballXenoverse'', Mr. Satan teaches the player one of the most useful skills in the game: [[PracticalTaunt "The Champion Has Arrived"]], which [[DrawAggro pulls AI opponents off your allies and has them focus on you]]. Considering the sheer number of missions in the game where you have to [[EscortMission protect woefully-poor AI allies]], this ability is practically required.

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*** This actually makes him the '''''only''''' human to have never died, with the exception of Uranai Baba (who can travel to the afterlife at will, so she doesn't really count)
** Amusingly enough, in ''Videogame/DragonballXenoverse'', Mr. Satan teaches the player one of the most useful skills in the game: [[PracticalTaunt "The Champion Savior Has Arrived"]], Come"]], which [[DrawAggro pulls AI opponents off your allies and has them focus on you]]. Considering the sheer number of missions in the game where you have to [[EscortMission protect woefully-poor AI allies]], this ability is practically required.
7th Sep '17 8:59:09 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Gordon Freeman of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' is sort-of this trope, as many of the things attributed to his [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] / [[PersonOfMassDestruction demonic]] [[ShroudedInMyth reputation]] are either accidents or blatantly false. While true that he can probably [[OneManArmy make a tank implode by staring at it hard enough]], he spends most of his time ''running away'' from the people trying to kill him (indeed running and hiding are valuable tactics in many parts of the games). While true that he killed the Nihilanth and freed the Vortigaunts, it was an (epically failed) attempt to reverse the Resonance Cascade and he didn't even know the Vortigaunts were slaves in the first place. While true that he infiltrated and destroyed Nova Prospekt, the former was only possible because a Vortigaunt basically gave him an army of BigCreepyCrawlies and the latter was due to a TeleporterAccident. And while he destroyed the Citadel, annihilating the Combine base of operations and preventing any chance of reinforcement, that was another accident caused by preventing Breen from escaping.

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* Gordon Freeman of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' is sort-of this trope, as many of the things attributed to his [[MessianicArchetype messianic]] / [[PersonOfMassDestruction demonic]] [[ShroudedInMyth reputation]] are either accidents or blatantly false. While true that he can probably [[OneManArmy make a tank implode by staring at it hard enough]], he spends most of his time ''running away'' from the people trying to kill him (indeed running and hiding are valuable tactics in many parts of the games). While true that he killed the Nihilanth and freed the Vortigaunts, it was an (epically failed) attempt to reverse the Resonance Cascade and he didn't even know the Vortigaunts were slaves in the first place. While true that he infiltrated and destroyed Nova Prospekt, the former was only possible because a Vortigaunt basically gave him an army of BigCreepyCrawlies and the latter was due to a TeleporterAccident. And while he destroyed the Citadel, annihilating the Combine base of operations and preventing any chance of reinforcement, that was another accident caused by preventing Breen from escaping.
6th Sep '17 12:26:58 PM MikeW
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* A historical version in ''Series/{{Outlander}}'' as Claire (a 1948 nurse thrust back to 1743 Scotland) wants to stop the Jacobite Uprising. She and husband Jaime hope to convinced Prince Charles Edwards (Bonnie Prince Charlie) of stopping the uprising, Claire having heard stories of the man as a smart, inspirational and wise ruler. She soon discovers the real Charles is an arrogant drunkard who so believes in his "holy destiny" to rule that he ignores the advice of others and starts this doomed uprising. And while the various clans ends up slaughtered, Charles ends up escaping abroad and future generations hailing him as a heroic icon, which Claire finds disgusting when she comes back to the 20th century.

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* A historical version in ''Series/{{Outlander}}'' as Claire (a 1948 1946 nurse thrust back to 1743 Scotland) wants to stop the Jacobite Uprising. She and husband Jaime hope to convinced convince Prince Charles Edwards Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) of stopping the uprising, Claire having heard stories of the man as a smart, inspirational and wise ruler. She soon discovers the real Charles is an arrogant drunkard who so believes in his "holy destiny" to rule that he ignores the advice of others and starts this doomed uprising. And while the various clans ends up slaughtered, Charles ends up escaping abroad and future generations hailing him as a heroic icon, which Claire finds disgusting when she comes back to the 20th century.
3rd Sep '17 9:26:06 PM MikeW
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* A historical version in ''Series/Outlander'' as Claire (a 1948 nurse thrust back to 1743 Scotland) wants to stop the Jacobite Uprising. She and husband Jaime hope to convinced Prince Charles Edwards (Bonnie Prince Charlie) of stopping the uprising, Claire having heard stories of the man as a smart, inspirational and wise ruler. She soon discovers the real Charles is an arrogant drunkard who so believes in his "holy destiny" to rule that he ignores the advice of others and starts this doomed uprising. And while the various clans ends up slaughtered, Charles ends up escaping abroad and future generations hailing him as a heroic icon, which Claire finds disgusting when she comes back to the 20th century.

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* A historical version in ''Series/Outlander'' ''Series/{{Outlander}}'' as Claire (a 1948 nurse thrust back to 1743 Scotland) wants to stop the Jacobite Uprising. She and husband Jaime hope to convinced Prince Charles Edwards (Bonnie Prince Charlie) of stopping the uprising, Claire having heard stories of the man as a smart, inspirational and wise ruler. She soon discovers the real Charles is an arrogant drunkard who so believes in his "holy destiny" to rule that he ignores the advice of others and starts this doomed uprising. And while the various clans ends up slaughtered, Charles ends up escaping abroad and future generations hailing him as a heroic icon, which Claire finds disgusting when she comes back to the 20th century.


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* First played straight but then subverted on ''Series/PoundPuppies.'' When a ghost seems to attack the pound, Whopper calls in Biff Barker, star of a TV show who hunts ghosts. Barker is really an arrogant actor and as soon as he sees the ghost, he turns tail and runs like a coward, breaking Whopper's heart. But when he finds out the "ghost" is part of a plot to capture the puppies, Barker sucks it up and becomes a hero for real to save them.
3rd Sep '17 9:21:02 PM MikeW
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* A historical version in ''Series/Outlander'' as Claire (a 1948 nurse thrust back to 1743 Scotland) wants to stop the Jacobite Uprising. She and husband Jaime hope to convinced Prince Charles Edwards (Bonnie Prince Charlie) of stopping the uprising, Claire having heard stories of the man as a smart, inspirational and wise ruler. She soon discovers the real Charles is an arrogant drunkard who so believes in his "holy destiny" to rule that he ignores the advice of others and starts this doomed uprising. And while the various clans ends up slaughtered, Charles ends up escaping abroad and future generations hailing him as a heroic icon, which Claire finds disgusting when she comes back to the 20th century.
-->'''Claire''': They took a fool and made him into a hero.
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