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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. [[/folder]]
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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]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]] * This can depend on ''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 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 last conversation was [[LostInTransmission abruptly cut off]] by a more traditional Mission Control staffed by clones. Either way they are either off their meds or on too many. 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:Tabletop Games]] [[folder:Web Animation]] * This can depend on your GM. Done right, it can liven up Vic from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' serves as the game with paranoia liaison to both Red and unpredictability, keeping Blue Command, although 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 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 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. 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 \\ [[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.
15th Dec '15 3:02:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''ColourMySeries'', the signs tell you to give up and go home.
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* In the ''ColourMySeries'', ''VideoGame/ColourMySeries'', the signs tell you to give up and go home.

* [[spoiler:The Mother]] from ''{{Prey}}''.
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* [[spoiler:The Mother]] from ''{{Prey}}''.''VideoGame/{{Prey}}''.

* The Tower's God in TowerOfHeaven starts out as a [[JerkAss slightly arrogant]], but more or less just divinity who wants to test your abilities to see if you are worthy of being rewarded. As you progress, he becomes increasingly hostile and intent on making you fail, as he imposes more and more random and unjust rules on you. By the tenth level, he experiences a true VillainousBreakdown:
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* The Tower's God in TowerOfHeaven ''VideoGame/TowerOfHeaven'' starts out as a [[JerkAss slightly arrogant]], but more or less just divinity who wants to test your abilities to see if you are worthy of being rewarded. As you progress, he becomes increasingly hostile and intent on making you fail, as he imposes more and more random and unjust rules on you. By the tenth level, he experiences a true VillainousBreakdown:

* In ''TwelveThirteen'', it is increasingly difficult to tell if [[MadScientist Westbury]] is trying to kill you or help you escape, but he is definitely not at all there. [[spoiler:The commentary explicitly points out that Westbury's mind has been completely snapped by the circumstances that led to everyone being trapped on the space station, and doesn't care what he has to do to get off it.]] * The voice that guides the protagonist of ''{{KOLM}}'' belongs to his [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive mother]], who claims to have a plan for him but refuses to explain it. [[spoiler:Once he gets the item she needs, she tries to get him killed.]]
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* In ''TwelveThirteen'', ''VideoGame/TwelveThirteen'', it is increasingly difficult to tell if [[MadScientist Westbury]] is trying to kill you or help you escape, but he is definitely not at all there. [[spoiler:The commentary explicitly points out that Westbury's mind has been completely snapped by the circumstances that led to everyone being trapped on the space station, and doesn't care what he has to do to get off it.]] * The voice that guides the protagonist of ''{{KOLM}}'' ''VideoGame/{{KOLM}}'' belongs to his [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive mother]], who claims to have a plan for him but refuses to explain it. [[spoiler:Once he gets the item she needs, she tries to get him killed.]]
9th Dec '15 1:02:21 AM Killerweinerdog
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** This is a series staple. Every Bat-villain you go up against yells at their mooks over the radio during the Predator sections. Well, except [[SoftSpokenSadist Scarecrow.]] Instead, he gives his mooks a long, quiet, vividly detailed lecture about the psychological nature of the fear they are currently experiencing, and how they will never truly forget it.
28th Nov '15 7:09:52 AM Freshmeat
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** In the sequel, there's a subversion however: Sinclair, who is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ruthless at times, but is exactly as trustworthy as Tenenbaum says he is.]]]]
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** In the sequel, there's a subversion however: Sinclair, who is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold ruthless at times, but is exactly as trustworthy as Tenenbaum says he is.]]]]]]
28th Nov '15 7:09:12 AM Freshmeat
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these are just villains and antagonists taunting you and at no point do they qualify as being Mission Control in the first place
** Sofia Lamb in [[VideoGame/BioShock2 the sequel]] acts as this as well, harassing you over your radio and the Rapture intercom throughout the game. ** Let's just say ''Bioshock'' loves this trope or owes it money. In the sequel, there's also Grace Holloway, who harasses you over the intercom, Stanley, who [[spoiler:uses you to cover his own ass, and Alexander the Great, who's just plain nuts. Sinclair, however, is a subversion. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He is ruthless at times, but is exactly as trustworthy as Tenenbaum says he is.]]]]
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** Sofia Lamb in [[VideoGame/BioShock2 the sequel]] acts as this as well, harassing you over your radio and the Rapture intercom throughout the game. ** Let's just say ''Bioshock'' loves this trope or owes it money. In the sequel, there's also Grace Holloway, who harasses you over the intercom, Stanley, who [[spoiler:uses you to cover his own ass, and Alexander the Great, who's just plain nuts. a subversion however: Sinclair, however, who is a subversion. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He is ruthless at times, but is exactly as trustworthy as Tenenbaum says he is.]]]]
27th Nov '15 2:17:11 AM erforce
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* In ''FarCry3'', [[SociopathicSoldier Buck]] sends Jason to find a Chinese dagger. The whole while, he sends him on ridiculously dangerous tasks that are nearly suicidal, acts condescending and treats Jason like a disobedient schoolboy. [[spoiler: Later, this trope is given a twist. You find out that the helpful Rakyat, who empowered you with the tatau and help teach you to survive and rescue your friends, have been doing so ultimately to have you become their greatest warrior, and try to make you kill those same friends]]. ** For that matter, the original FarCry has you getting information from what turns out to be the BigBad, who gets you to seriously mess yourself up and make is so EverythingIsTryingToKillYou.
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* ''Franchise/FarCry'' ** The original ''VideoGame/FarCry'' has you getting information from what turns out to be the BigBad, who gets you to seriously mess yourself up and make is so EverythingIsTryingToKillYou. ** In ''FarCry3'', ''VideoGame/FarCry3'', [[SociopathicSoldier Buck]] sends Jason to find a Chinese dagger. The whole while, he sends him on ridiculously dangerous tasks that are nearly suicidal, acts condescending and treats Jason like a disobedient schoolboy. [[spoiler: Later, this trope is given a twist. You find out that the helpful Rakyat, who empowered you with the tatau and help teach you to survive and rescue your friends, have been doing so ultimately to have you become their greatest warrior, and try to make you kill those same friends]]. \n** For that matter, the original FarCry has you getting information from what turns out to be the BigBad, who gets you to seriously mess yourself up and make is so EverythingIsTryingToKillYou.

* In the present day missions of AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag, [[spoiler:John from IT gradually descends into a type one of this.]] * In VideoGame/{{Poacher}}, [[spoiler:the narrator, a.k.a. the Judge, tries to prevent Derek from rescuing Rebecca from the Abyss by indicating to the player that Derek is supposed to leave without her. Of course, Derek refuses to do this, and kills the Judge in the secret ending]].
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* In the present day missions of AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag, ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag'', [[spoiler:John from IT gradually descends into a type one of this.]] * In VideoGame/{{Poacher}}, ''VideoGame/{{Poacher}}'', [[spoiler:the narrator, a.k.a. the Judge, tries to prevent Derek from rescuing Rebecca from the Abyss by indicating to the player that Derek is supposed to leave without her. Of course, Derek refuses to do this, and kills the Judge in the secret ending]].
4th Oct '15 9:51:07 AM DeisTheAlcano
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->''"I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri Rock. [[MemeticMutation I need scissors! 61!]]"'' -->-- '''The Colonel''', ''Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty''

[[caption-width-right:350:Um, colonel, you okay there?]]1`
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[[caption-width-right:350:Um, colonel, you okay there?]]1` there?]] ->''"I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!"'' -->-- '''The Colonel''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty''

* 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 Tony's mansion leaves them stranded in the middle of nowhere in a damaged suit..suit.
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