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14th Feb '18 2:41:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* The Scoi'a'tel in ''TheWitcher''. The game does go to great lengths to explain the understandable grievances that led to their formation and continued existence (being conquered, treated as second-class citizens and subjected to violence and pogroms by the humans), but also makes it very clear that they are ruthless murderers who attack innocent or not-so-innocent civilians, sometimes in particularly gruesome ways, rather than the oppressing government's armed forces. Quite a few Dwarven and Elven [=NPCs=] express their profound dislike for them.\\

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* The Scoi'a'tel in ''TheWitcher''.''Franchise/TheWitcher''. The game does go to great lengths to explain the understandable grievances that led to their formation and continued existence (being conquered, treated as second-class citizens and subjected to violence and pogroms by the humans), but also makes it very clear that they are ruthless murderers who attack innocent or not-so-innocent civilians, sometimes in particularly gruesome ways, rather than the oppressing government's armed forces. Quite a few Dwarven and Elven [=NPCs=] express their profound dislike for them.\\
28th Jan '18 7:29:26 PM Historian1912
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** In ''Film/RogueOne'' the Alliance cut ties with Saw Gerrera and his resistance group because they became too brutal and caused too much collateral damage. On Jedha, Gerrera's men attack an Imperial convoy in the middle of a crowded neighborhood and cause a lot of civilian deaths. Gerrera is also willing to use MindRape on prisoners to extract information. We also see that the main Alliance leadership is not above fighting a dirty war when necessary. Cassian kills a fellow rebel rather than allow the guy to be captured by Imperials and interrogated. Rogue One is formed from a group of Alliance commandos, spies, saboteurs and assassins who have grown tiered of doing the Rebellion's dirty work.

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** In ''Film/RogueOne'' the Alliance cut ties with Saw Gerrera and his resistance group because they became too brutal and caused too much collateral damage. On Jedha, Gerrera's men attack an Imperial convoy in the middle of a crowded neighborhood and cause a lot of civilian deaths. Gerrera is also willing to use MindRape on prisoners to extract information. We also see that the main Alliance leadership is not above fighting a dirty war when necessary. Cassian kills a fellow rebel rather than allow the guy to be captured by Imperials and interrogated. Rogue One is formed from a group of Alliance commandos, spies, saboteurs saboteurs, and assassins who have grown tiered tired of doing the Rebellion's dirty work.
16th Jan '18 5:28:16 PM krimzonflygon2
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[[caption-width-right:337:[-[[OffWithHisHead Vive la décapitation!]]-] ]]

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13th Jan '18 7:16:50 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* The main antagonists of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are the Equalists, a revolutionary group dedicated to seizing more power for [[MugglePower non-benders]] and attempting to [[AntimagicalFaction bring down bending all together.]] After a terrorist attack in a public event, they end up ''bombing the city''- and while the show can't explicitly say civilians died, anyone looking at the wreckage knows they did.

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* The main antagonists of the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are the Equalists, a revolutionary group dedicated to seizing more power for [[MugglePower non-benders]] and attempting to [[AntimagicalFaction bring down bending all together.]] After a terrorist attack in a public event, they end up ''bombing the city''- and city''--and while the show can't explicitly say civilians died, anyone looking at the wreckage knows they did.
26th Nov '17 4:45:38 AM thatmadork
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* Played for BlackComedy in ''VideoGame/ToothAndTail''. The entire plot hinges on a sort of reenactment of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar '''[-[[RecycledInSpace WITH CUTE ANIMALS]]-]''', where a civilisation of animals refuse to eat grains and plants even though they're not in shortage and instead promote the "civilised virtue" of a carnivorous diet. The four factions, the Longcoats (republican capitalists), Commonfolk ([[RedScare communists]]), Civilised (the priesthood and noble class) and the KSR (StateSec) are actually NotSoDifferent and only guided by a single principle: they want meat and don't want to share. When the pigs ([[CarnivoreConfusion who are docile and kept as livestock]]) start to die out due to over-consumption, the warring factions start ''eating each other's fallen''.
31st Oct '17 10:36:20 AM jeez
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* ''Series/BabylonBerlin'' features a band of Trotskyists who plan to overthrow Josef Stalin's bloody reign in Russia. Literally the ''first'' thing they're shown doing is commandeer a train bound for Germany and execute the engine-drivers.

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* ''Series/BabylonBerlin'' features a band of Trotskyists who plan to overthrow put a stop Josef Stalin's bloody reign in Russia.Russia from abroad. Literally the ''first'' thing they're shown doing is commandeer a train bound for Germany and execute the engine-drivers.
31st Oct '17 10:35:34 AM jeez
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* ''Series/BabylonBerlin'' features a band of Trotskyists who plan to overthrow Josef Stalin's bloody reign in Russia. Literally the ''first'' thing they're shown doing is commandeer a train bound for Germany and execute the engine-drivers.
13th Oct '17 11:17:00 PM rjd1922
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* In Freelancer, there are many factions triyng to overthrown the Colony government. Every Colony has at least one. In storyline, [[spoiler: Lane Hackers, Blood Dragons and Bundshchuh]] are even played as good guys. And even other factions like Mollys actaully have at least not ultimately evil intentions. But how all this factions making their point? By attacking innocent trade convoys not unlike other utterly criminal pirate factions without any morale.

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* In Freelancer, ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', there are many factions triyng to overthrown the Colony government. Every Colony has at least one. In storyline, [[spoiler: Lane Hackers, Blood Dragons and Bundshchuh]] are even played as good guys. And even other factions like Mollys actaully have at least not ultimately evil intentions. But how all this factions making their point? By attacking innocent trade convoys not unlike other utterly criminal pirate factions without any morale.



* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', the floating city of Columbia is controlled by Zachary Comstock and the Founders, xenophobic white-supremacists who brutally oppress all black, Irish, Chinese and Indian citizens within the city. Opposing them is the Vox Populi, made up largely of the people mistreated by the Founders [[WellIntentionedExtremist and led by Daisy Fitzroy]]. The Vox Populi's grievances are understandable, but they have degenerated into vicious marauders who mercilessly bully and butcher the citizens of the city. When the revolt gets underway, Booker and Elizabeth come across the aftermath of many a firing squad and towards the end, Fitzroy [[spoiler: even tries to kill Booker and Elizabeth.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'', the floating city of Columbia is controlled by Zachary Comstock and the Founders, xenophobic white-supremacists who brutally oppress all black, Irish, Chinese and Indian citizens within the city. Opposing them is the Vox Populi, made up largely of the people mistreated by the Founders [[WellIntentionedExtremist and led by Daisy Fitzroy]]. The Vox Populi's grievances are understandable, but they have degenerated into vicious marauders who mercilessly bully and butcher the citizens of the city. When the revolt gets underway, Booker and Elizabeth come across the aftermath of many a firing squad and towards the end, Fitzroy [[spoiler: even tries to kill Booker and Elizabeth.]]



** This was however highly controversial on release, and Ken Levine [[YMMV/BioshockInfinite in response to criticism]] provided a {{Retcon}} in the DLC [[spoiler:where Daisy Fitzroy was against her extreme violence and that it was an act imposed by the Luteces to serve as StealthMentor for Elizabeth]].

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** This was however highly controversial on release, and Ken Levine [[YMMV/BioshockInfinite [[AuthorsSavingThrow in response to criticism]] provided a {{Retcon}} in the DLC ''Burial at Sea'' [[spoiler:where Daisy Fitzroy was against her extreme violence and that it was an act imposed by the Luteces to serve as StealthMentor for Elizabeth]].
13th Oct '17 11:14:56 PM rjd1922
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* Videogame/AssassinsCreedUnity is set during the French Revolution, which as it turns out was actually instigated by the Templars in order to destroy the corrupt monarchy in order to re-establish their own authority.
** Their earlier game VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII makes it clear that the Revolution is essentially led by a group of wealthy white slaveowners who will attack native villages and displace them from their land.

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* Videogame/AssassinsCreedUnity ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedUnity'' is set during the French Revolution, which as it turns out was actually instigated by the Templars in order to destroy the corrupt monarchy in order to re-establish their own authority.
** Their earlier game VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' makes it clear that the Revolution is essentially led by a group of wealthy white slaveowners who will attack native villages and displace them from their land.
13th Oct '17 10:07:00 PM Crackalacking
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* ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 4]]'' has the Golden Path, a large group of rebels opposing [[BigBad Pagaon Min]], the current king of Kyrat. Just like in [[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]], the rebels claim to have the country's best interest at heart, but you eventually see that they're really no different than the people they're fighting against. [[spoiler: Hell, they're even worse. At least the Royal Army never ''[[WouldHurtAChild killed babies]]'' or [[ChildSoldiers forced children to work/fight for them]] by threatening to kill their families.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 4]]'' has the Golden Path, a large group of rebels opposing [[BigBad Pagaon Pagan Min]], the current king of Kyrat. Just like in [[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]], the rebels claim to have the country's best interest at heart, but you eventually see that they're really no different than the people they're fighting against. [[spoiler: Hell, they're even worse. At least the Royal Army never ''[[WouldHurtAChild killed babies]]'' or [[ChildSoldiers forced children to work/fight for them]] by threatening to kill their families.]]
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