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27th Jun '16 5:58:26 AM longWriter
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This trope covers any subject that could be MissionControl, but is clearly insane, clearly evil, or otherwise not nearly as good at aiding the character as it should be. Compare TreacherousQuestGiver, where the person giving you directions does ''not'' have your best interests at heart; StopHelpingMe, which is annoying or unhelpful, but not intentionally so. When used in video games, MissionControlIsOffItsMeds can be considered a variant of UnreliableNarrator or LemonyNarrator. More extreme and surreal variants (such as the page quote) can dip into WordSaladHorror.

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This trope covers any subject that could be MissionControl, but is clearly insane, clearly evil, or otherwise not nearly as good at aiding the character as it should be. Compare TreacherousQuestGiver, where the person giving you directions does ''not'' have your best interests at heart; StopHelpingMe, AnnoyingVideoGameHelper, which is annoying or unhelpful, but not intentionally so. When used in video games, MissionControlIsOffItsMeds can be considered a variant of UnreliableNarrator or LemonyNarrator. More extreme and surreal variants (such as the page quote) can dip into WordSaladHorror.



* At the end of the expansion of the first ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', Jack of Blades becomes this, replacing the [[StopHelpingMe familiar]] promptings of the guildmaster with taunts and advice that makes you more [[KarmaMeter evil]] if followed.

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* At the end of the expansion of the first ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'', Jack of Blades becomes this, replacing the [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper familiar]] promptings of the guildmaster with taunts and advice that makes you more [[KarmaMeter evil]] if followed.
25th Jun '16 4:57:41 PM LentilSandEater
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Prime offenders are Doc Scratch; who outright tells the heroes he's working for the BigBad, Terezi; who's on the good guy's side but is nuts and trying to screw over her rival, and Vriska; who while tenuously good is mainly trying to make herself look good and who cares about anyone else, right?\\

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Prime offenders are Doc Scratch; who outright tells the heroes he's working for the BigBad, Terezi; who's on the good guy's side but is nuts and trying to screw over her rival, and Vriska; who while tenuously good is mainly trying to make herself look good and who cares struggles to care about anyone else, right?\\who isn't Vriska.\\



Dirk Strider's autoresponder has a few things to answer for itself. It's an AI programmed by Dirk at age 13 to be a perfect copy of his personality at that time, and has developed in its own fashion since then. It seems relatively benign of intent but it still has its own agenda, and is pretty cagey about disclosing what that agenda is. Even better the real Dirk hates it argues with it all the time.

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Dirk Strider's autoresponder has a few things to answer for itself. It's an AI programmed by Dirk at age 13 to be a perfect copy of his personality at that time, and has developed in its own fashion since then. It seems relatively benign of intent but it still has its own agenda, and is pretty cagey about disclosing what that agenda is. Even better the real Dirk hates it and argues with it all the time.
25th Jun '16 4:56:01 PM LentilSandEater
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', many characters do this. Prime offenders are Doc Scratch, Terezi, and Vriska. Kernelsprites merit special mention because although they have access to a great deal of important information about Sburb, they are required to present it one or two pieces at a time, in a roundabout way.
** Also, the exiles, especially the ones who don't really know what the consoles do. But with few exceptions, none of them are actively malicious, just kind of adorably incompetent.
** Dirk Strider's autoresponder has a few things to answer for itself. It's an AI programmed by Dirk at age 13 to be a perfect copy of his personality at that time, and has developed in its own fashion since then. It seems relatively benign of intent but it still has its own agenda, and is pretty cagey about disclosing what that agenda is.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', many characters do this. Like many ideas in Homestuck, it shows what would happen if you gave video game roles to sentient living beings. They make mistakes, they get angry, they try and manipulate you for their own ends, they die, come back and ''die again''. Even guides created by the InUniverse game are zany and odd.\\
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Prime offenders are Doc Scratch, Terezi, Scratch; who outright tells the heroes he's working for the BigBad, Terezi; who's on the good guy's side but is nuts and Vriska. trying to screw over her rival, and Vriska; who while tenuously good is mainly trying to make herself look good and who cares about anyone else, right?\\
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Kernelsprites merit special mention because although they have access to a great deal of important information about Sburb, they are required to present it one or two pieces at a time, in a roundabout way.
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way. The only exception to the rule is Davesprite, who helps main-Dave as best he can with no bullshit.\\
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Also, the exiles, especially the ones who don't really know what the consoles do. But with few exceptions, none of them are actively malicious, just kind of adorably incompetent.
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incompetent.\\
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Dirk Strider's autoresponder has a few things to answer for itself. It's an AI programmed by Dirk at age 13 to be a perfect copy of his personality at that time, and has developed in its own fashion since then. It seems relatively benign of intent but it still has its own agenda, and is pretty cagey about disclosing what that agenda is. Even better the real Dirk hates it argues with it all the time.
13th Jun '16 12:42:00 AM jormis29
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' mod [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/conscientious-objector Conscientious Objector]] features a mission control which constantly taunts or insults you, and attempts to lead you into traps.
* [[spoiler:The Mother]] from ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}''.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3'' ''VideoGame/Doom3'' mod [[http://www.moddb.com/mods/conscientious-objector Conscientious Objector]] features a mission control which constantly taunts or insults you, and attempts to lead you into traps.
* [[spoiler:The Mother]] from ''VideoGame/{{Prey}}''.''VideoGame/Prey2006''.
23rd Mar '16 7:22:35 AM Delta497
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* Castle Heterodyne in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' acts like this to the team of prisoners attempting to repair it. While it's homicidal at the best of times, the problem is intensified by the castle's damage causing a fracturing of its personality. Fragment A might kill all repair crews entering an area that Fragment B desperately wanted repaired, for instance. However, even once Agatha fully restores it, it still ''hugely'' abuses its repair crews ForTheEvulz.

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* [[GeniusLoci Castle Heterodyne Heterodyne]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' acts like this to the team of prisoners attempting to repair it. While it's homicidal at the best of times, the problem is intensified by the castle's damage causing a fracturing of its personality. Fragment A might kill all repair crews entering an area that Fragment B desperately wanted repaired, for instance. However, even once Agatha fully restores it, it still ''hugely'' abuses its repair crews ForTheEvulz.
20th Mar '16 3:20:41 PM Aiguille
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* First-person horror game ''VideoGame/{{Daylight}}'' begins InMediaRes, although it becomes pretty clear rather quickly that there's something sinister and not-quite-right about the mysterious voice on the radio giving you orders.

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* First-person horror game ''VideoGame/{{Daylight}}'' begins InMediaRes, InMediasRes, although it becomes pretty clear rather quickly that there's something sinister and not-quite-right about the mysterious voice on the radio giving you orders.
19th Mar '16 3:31:43 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In the the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''/''VideoGame/SilentHill''/Interactive Fiction megapost ''Fanfic/YouAwakenInRazorHill'', the player periodically finds himself with new quests in his log that he doesn't remember picking up. The mysterious quest-giver starts out encouraging and helpful, makes a gradual slide into the creepy and over-familiar, and eventually veers over into full-on homicidal sadism [[spoiler: (and in fact eventually turns out to be the Eldritch Abomination responsible for this world in the first place.) ]]

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* In the the ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''/''VideoGame/SilentHill''/Interactive ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''/''Franchise/SilentHill''/Interactive Fiction megapost ''Fanfic/YouAwakenInRazorHill'', the player periodically finds himself with new quests in his log that he doesn't remember picking up. The mysterious quest-giver starts out encouraging and helpful, makes a gradual slide into the creepy and over-familiar, and eventually veers over into full-on homicidal sadism [[spoiler: (and in fact eventually turns out to be the Eldritch Abomination responsible for this world in the first place.) ]]
3rd Feb '16 2:29:56 AM LondonKdS
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[[folder:Radio]]
* In the ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'' story "The House of the Dead", the "Gwen" who Ianto believes to be helping him via radio is actually an EldritchAbomination impersonating her, to manipulate him into working towards its objectives.
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25th Dec '15 2:27:21 AM StFan
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[[folder:Film]]
* Mission Control in ''{{Airplane}}'' is clearly insane. Largely as a result of going back on his meds. If you count amphetamines and glue-sniffing as meds.
** The voices announcing loading zone rules at the beginning are operating at cross-purposes, and start arguing directly.
* HAL 9000 in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** In the novel, the actual Mission Control, staffed by sane and non-murderous humans, is still there for Bowman and he finds out exactly what went wrong with Hal and why. This is cold comfort to Bowman, who's over an hour away by radio (the Solar System is a big place, even at light speed) and more alone than anyone has ever been. And in the end, all Mission Control can do is sit there while he utters his Famous Last Words (which oddly enough you ''don't'' get to hear him say in the original film - though they ''are'' the ColdOpen for the sequel).
*** [[spoiler:"My God - it's full of stars!"]] And it is. Literally.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'' JARVIS goes a bit loopy after the attack on Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit.
-->'''Jarvis:''' Sir, I think I need to sleep now...
* In the Hungarian animated film ''Animation/CatCity'' the Rat Gangsters have a CoolCar that they can't operate properly partially thanks to this trope. It has a helpline with ''quirks'' that range from the annoying (addressing everybody as "ma'am") to the downright deadly ("Push the red button and rest in peace"). [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that the hero hacked the system and trolled them from the beginning.]]

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Mission Control in ''{{Airplane}}'' is clearly insane. Largely as ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' has a result of going back on his meds. If you count amphetamines and glue-sniffing as meds.
** The voices announcing loading zone rules at
completely insane hint mode. In Casino Night Zone, the beginning are operating at cross-purposes, and start arguing directly.
* HAL 9000 in ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
** In the novel, the actual Mission Control, staffed by sane and non-murderous humans, is still there for Bowman and he finds out exactly what went wrong
calls from mission control offer advice like [[CaptainObvious "Each directional pad button corresponds with Hal and why. This is cold comfort to Bowman, who's movement for your character. Try them all out for maximum score."]] In Hilltop Zone, Tails takes over an hour away by radio (the Solar System as the ExpositionFairy, and becomes increasingly hostile [[NoFourthWall towards the player]]: "Metal Sonic is more of a big place, man than you'll ever be." Tails even at light speed) and more alone than anyone has ever been. And in starts talking ''to the end, all Mission Control can do is sit there while he utters his Famous Last Words (which oddly enough audience of the LetsPlay'', in case you ''don't'' get to hear him say in haven't felt the original film - though they ''are'' the ColdOpen for the sequel).
*** [[spoiler:"My God - it's full of stars!"]] And it is. Literally.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'' JARVIS goes a bit loopy after the attack on Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit.
-->'''Jarvis:''' Sir, I think I
need to sleep now...
start taking antipsychotics yourself.
* In the Hungarian animated film ''Animation/CatCity'' the Rat Gangsters have a CoolCar ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''/''VideoGame/SilentHill''/Interactive Fiction megapost ''Fanfic/YouAwakenInRazorHill'', the player periodically finds himself with new quests in his log that they can't operate properly partially thanks to this trope. It has he doesn't remember picking up. The mysterious quest-giver starts out encouraging and helpful, makes a helpline with ''quirks'' that range from gradual slide into the annoying (addressing everybody as "ma'am") to the downright deadly ("Push the red button creepy and rest over-familiar, and eventually veers over into full-on homicidal sadism [[spoiler: (and in peace"). [[spoiler:Eventually it fact eventually turns out that to be the hero hacked Eldritch Abomination responsible for this world in the system and trolled them from the beginning.first place.) ]]



[[folder:Literature]]
* Moon Base in ''Destination: Void'' by Creator/FrankHerbert. The Earthling is the 7th Voidship and all six previous ones have been destroyed on orders from Moon Base. Every crew member has been brainwashed in such a way as to, should the proper orders be given, play their part in the destruction of the ship. And Moon Base gives those orders like crazy. There are multiple redundant switches to blow up the ship. The ship is designed to fail, and directives for recovering from that failure are deliberately suicidal, with almost everyone involved sure they will result in the destruction of the ship. [[spoiler:The intent is not to kill them, but to put them in a situation where they have to solve the ''real'' problem they were sent to solve--[[DieOrFly or die]].]]
%% * The voice in ''Literature/MaximumRide'''s head.
* In Creator/TimothyZahn's ''[[HandOfThrawn Spectre Of The Past]]'', Control directs Luke (in disguise as a pilot) through the pirates' base. Then he taunts him about the Jedi trap he led him into.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. USAF pilot Christina Eliopolis relates to the interviewer how, after her plane went down in zombie territory, a local "[[MissionControl Sky Watcher]]" going by the handle "Mets Fan" talked her through the hike over land to a rescue point. Only when she's finished telling the story do Christina and the interviewer remark on the fact that [[spoiler:her radio was found to have been ruined in the crash, and that no one ever found Mets, the cabin that she claimed to be holed up in, or any evidence that a Sky Watcher using the handle "Mets Fan" ever existed. Her MissionControl was probably a ''hallucination''.]]
* ThePlan in ''[[Literature/TommyAndTuppence N or M]]'' is to invoke this; the Nazi agents in Britain will, on a certain day, feed enough false orders to throw Britain into disarray, allowing a Nazi takeover with a minimum of resistance. Fortunately, British counterintelligence has a couple aces up its sleeve, both named Beresford.
* Turned UpToEleven in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''. It's so bad that MissionControl is the story's BigBad.

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[[folder:Literature]]
[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Moon Base in ''Destination: Void'' by Creator/FrankHerbert. The Earthling is In the 7th Voidship and all six previous ones Hungarian animated film ''Animation/CatCity'' the Rat Gangsters have been destroyed on orders a CoolCar that they can't operate properly partially thanks to this trope. It has a helpline with ''quirks'' that range from Moon Base. Every crew member has been brainwashed in such a way as to, should the proper orders be given, play their part in the destruction of the ship. And Moon Base gives those orders like crazy. There are multiple redundant switches to blow up the ship. The ship is designed to fail, and directives for recovering from that failure are deliberately suicidal, with almost everyone involved sure they will result in the destruction of the ship. [[spoiler:The intent is not to kill them, but to put them in a situation where they have to solve the ''real'' problem they were sent to solve--[[DieOrFly or die]].]]
%% * The voice in ''Literature/MaximumRide'''s head.
* In Creator/TimothyZahn's ''[[HandOfThrawn Spectre Of The Past]]'', Control directs Luke (in disguise
annoying (addressing everybody as a pilot) through the pirates' base. Then he taunts him about the Jedi trap he led him into.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. USAF pilot Christina Eliopolis relates
"ma'am") to the interviewer how, after her plane went down in zombie territory, a local "[[MissionControl Sky Watcher]]" going by downright deadly ("Push the handle "Mets Fan" talked her through the hike over land to a rescue point. Only when she's finished telling the story do Christina red button and the interviewer remark on the fact rest in peace"). [[spoiler:Eventually it turns out that [[spoiler:her radio was found to have been ruined in the crash, hero hacked the system and that no one ever found Mets, trolled them from the cabin that she claimed to be holed up in, or any evidence that a Sky Watcher using the handle "Mets Fan" ever existed. Her MissionControl was probably a ''hallucination''.]]
* ThePlan in ''[[Literature/TommyAndTuppence N or M]]'' is to invoke this; the Nazi agents in Britain will, on a certain day, feed enough false orders to throw Britain into disarray, allowing a Nazi takeover with a minimum of resistance. Fortunately, British counterintelligence has a couple aces up its sleeve, both named Beresford.
* Turned UpToEleven in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''. It's so bad that MissionControl is the story's BigBad.
beginning.]]



[[folder:Manhua]]
* In the manhua ''Manhua/InfinityGame'', [[spoiler: D.D. 00, who guides the main party for the beginning of the game is shown to repeat a few sentences twice. This of which is a {{Foreshadowing}} on discovering how the ComputerVirus was implanted into the game.]]

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[[folder:Manhua]]
[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the manhua ''Manhua/InfinityGame'', [[spoiler: D.D. 00, who guides the main party for ''Film/{{Airplane}}'':
** Mission Control in this film is clearly insane. Largely as a result of going back on his meds. If you count amphetamines and glue-sniffing as meds.
** The voices announcing loading zone rules at
the beginning of are operating at cross-purposes, and start arguing directly.
* HAL 9000 in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. In
the game novel, the actual Mission Control, staffed by sane and non-murderous humans, is shown to repeat a few sentences twice. still there for Bowman and he finds out exactly what went wrong with Hal and why. This of which is cold comfort to Bowman, who's over an hour away by radio (the Solar System is a {{Foreshadowing}} on discovering how big place, even at light speed) and more alone than anyone has ever been. And in the ComputerVirus was implanted into end, all Mission Control can do is sit there while he utters his Famous Last Words (which oddly enough you ''don't'' get to hear him say in the game.]]original film -- though they ''are'' the ColdOpen for the sequel). [[spoiler:"My God - it's full of stars!"]] And it is. Literally.
* In ''Film/IronMan3'' JARVIS goes a bit loopy after the attack on Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit.
-->'''Jarvis:''' Sir, I think I need to sleep now...



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This can depend on your GM. Done right, it can liven up the game with paranoia and unpredictability, keeping the players on their toes. Done wrong, and it might just seem more like a KillerGameMaster is making with the RocksFallEveryoneDies.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Depending on play style, the role of Mission Control may be filled by The Computer, or by a more traditional Mission Control staffed by clones. Either way they are either off their meds or on too many.

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* This can depend Moon Base in ''Destination: Void'' by Creator/FrankHerbert. The Earthling is the 7th Voidship and all six previous ones have been destroyed on your GM. Done right, it can liven orders from Moon Base. Every crew member has been brainwashed in such a way as to, should the proper orders be given, play their part in the destruction of the ship. And Moon Base gives those orders like crazy. There are multiple redundant switches to blow up the game ship. The ship is designed to fail, and directives for recovering from that failure are deliberately suicidal, with paranoia and unpredictability, keeping almost everyone involved sure they will result in the players on their toes. Done wrong, and it might just seem more like a KillerGameMaster is making with destruction of the RocksFallEveryoneDies.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Depending on play style,
ship. [[spoiler:The intent is not to kill them, but to put them in a situation where they have to solve the role of Mission ''real'' problem they were sent to solve--[[DieOrFly or die]].]]
%% * The voice in ''Literature/MaximumRide'''s head.
* In Creator/TimothyZahn's ''[[HandOfThrawn Spectre Of The Past]]'',
Control may directs Luke (in disguise as a pilot) through the pirates' base. Then he taunts him about the Jedi trap he led him into.
* ''Literature/WorldWarZ''. USAF pilot Christina Eliopolis relates to the interviewer how, after her plane went down in zombie territory, a local "[[MissionControl Sky Watcher]]" going by the handle "Mets Fan" talked her through the hike over land to a rescue point. Only when she's finished telling the story do Christina and the interviewer remark on the fact that [[spoiler:her radio was found to have been ruined in the crash, and that no one ever found Mets, the cabin that she claimed to
be filled by The Computer, holed up in, or by any evidence that a more traditional Mission Control staffed by clones. Either way they are either off their meds Sky Watcher using the handle "Mets Fan" ever existed. Her MissionControl was probably a ''hallucination''.]]
* ThePlan in ''[[Literature/TommyAndTuppence N
or M]]'' is to invoke this; the Nazi agents in Britain will, on too many. a certain day, feed enough false orders to throw Britain into disarray, allowing a Nazi takeover with a minimum of resistance. Fortunately, British counterintelligence has a couple aces up its sleeve, both named Beresford.
* Turned UpToEleven in ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream''. It's so bad that MissionControl is the story's BigBad.



[[folder:Manhua]]
* In the manhua ''Manhua/InfinityGame'', [[spoiler: D.D. 00, who guides the main party for the beginning of the game is shown to repeat a few sentences twice. This of which is a {{Foreshadowing}} on discovering how the ComputerVirus was implanted into the game.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* This can depend on your GM. Done right, it can liven up the game with paranoia and unpredictability, keeping the players on their toes. Done wrong, and it might just seem more like a KillerGameMaster is making with the RocksFallEveryoneDies.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}''. Depending on play style, the role of Mission Control may be filled by The Computer, or by a more traditional Mission Control staffed by clones. Either way they are either off their meds or on too many.
[[/folder]]



* ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder II: The Temple of Darkmoon''. The last time Khelben Blackstaff contacts you, [[spoiler:it's actually the bad guy in disguise. He tells you to go to the next room and drop dead, almost literally. Considering your last conversation was [[LostInTransmission abruptly cut off]] by a magic barrier, it should be fairly obvious that something's fishy -- in the Amiga version, it also plays [[MusicalSpoiler distinctly different background music]] for the cutscene.]]



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Vic from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' serves as the liaison to both Red and Blue Command, although the Blood Gulch soldiers don't know that. His advice to both teams generally ranges from irrelevant through obvious to actively harmful.
-->'''Vic:''' Well, sucks to be you.
[[/folder]]



* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', the rogue AI [=OzBasic=] is essentially an {{Expy}} of [=GLaDOS=], for an arc that's an homage to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.

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* In ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', the rogue AI A.I. [=OzBasic=] is essentially an {{Expy}} of [=GLaDOS=], for an arc that's an homage to ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''.



--> "Oh, come now, we had '''''fun'''''! And alerting you to every '''''other''''' trap was '''''more''''' than fair!"

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--> "Oh, -->'''Castle Heterodyne:''' Oh, come now, we had '''''fun'''''! And alerting you to every '''''other''''' trap was '''''more''''' than fair!"fair!



* ''VGCats'' parodies the VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 one [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=159 here.]]

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* ''VGCats'' ''Webcomic/VGCats'' parodies the VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' one [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=159 here.]]



* Vic from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' serves as the liaison to both Red and Blue Command, although the Blood Gulch soldiers don't know that. His advice to both teams generally ranges from irrelevant through obvious to actively harmful.
--> '''Vic:''' ''"Well, sucks to be you."''
* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' has a completely insane hint mode. In Casino Night Zone, the calls from mission control offer advice like [[CaptainObvious "Each directional pad button corresponds with movement for your character. Try them all out for maximum score."]] In Hilltop Zone, Tails takes over as the ExpositionFairy, and becomes increasingly hostile [[NoFourthWall towards the player]]: "Metal Sonic is more of a man than you'll ever be."
** Tails even starts talking ''to the audience of the LetsPlay'', in case you haven't felt the need to start taking antipsychotics yourself.
* In the Interactive fiction game You Find Yourself In A Room, the A.I. ABOMI is both insane and completely sadistic. It repeatedly proclaims how it's non-humanity makes it superior to you, throws some brutal, heartbreaking insults your way, and eventually [[spoiler: CUTS OFF YOUR HANDS WITH A ROTARY SAW.]]

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* Vic from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' serves as the liaison to both Red and Blue Command, although the Blood Gulch soldiers don't know that. His advice to both teams generally ranges from irrelevant through obvious to actively harmful.
--> '''Vic:''' ''"Well, sucks to be you."''
* ''SonicTheHedgehog2SpecialEdition'' has a completely insane hint mode. In Casino Night Zone, the calls from mission control offer advice like [[CaptainObvious "Each directional pad button corresponds with movement for your character. Try them all out for maximum score."]] In Hilltop Zone, Tails takes over as the ExpositionFairy, and becomes increasingly hostile [[NoFourthWall towards the player]]: "Metal Sonic is more of a man than you'll ever be."
** Tails even starts talking ''to the audience of the LetsPlay'', in case you haven't felt the need to start taking antipsychotics yourself.
* In the Interactive fiction game You ''You Find Yourself In A Room, in a Room'', the A.I. ABOMI is both insane and completely sadistic. It repeatedly proclaims how it's non-humanity makes it superior to you, throws some brutal, heartbreaking insults your way, and eventually [[spoiler: CUTS OFF YOUR HANDS WITH A ROTARY SAW.]]



* In the the WorldOfWarcraft / SilentHill / Interactive Fiction megapost YouAwakenInRazorHill, the player periodically finds himself with new quests in his log that he doesn't remember picking up. The mysterious quest-giver starts out encouraging and helpful, makes a gradual slide into the creepy and over-familiar, and eventually veers over into full-on homicidal sadism [[spoiler: (and in fact eventually turns out to be the Eldritch Abomination responsible for this world in the first place.) ]]



[-It gets so lonely when you leave...-]
[-[[VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Please don't go. The tropes need you. They look up to you...]]-]

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[-It ->It gets so lonely when you leave...-]
[-[[VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri
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[[VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri
Please don't go. The tropes need you. They look up to you...]]-]]]
24th Dec '15 10:19:58 PM Fyrmer
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* In ''Film/IronMan3'' JARVIS goes a bit loopy after the attack Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit.

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* In ''Film/IronMan3'' JARVIS goes a bit loopy after the attack on Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit.
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