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15th Aug '16 7:49:34 PM htuttle
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* In ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', if you charge right into indiscriminate slaughter on terror missions, you'll quickly find that you lose a ''lot'' more rating points for killing civilians yourself, than you would if they get killed by the aliens. The same applies to killing your own soldiers. And if, god forbid, you completely ignore a terror site, you get minus 1000 rating points, in a game where getting 500 positive points per month is a lot.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{X-COM}}'', ''VideoGame/{{XCOM}}'', if you charge right into indiscriminate slaughter on terror missions, you'll quickly find that you lose a ''lot'' more rating points for killing civilians yourself, than you would if they get killed by the aliens. The same applies to killing your own soldiers. And if, god forbid, you completely ignore a terror site, you get minus 1000 rating points, in a game where getting 500 positive points per month is a lot.
13th Aug '16 11:16:39 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Killing a civilian in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' causes Noble Six to [[HostageSpiritLink spontaneously drop dead]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
** Throughout all of the games, killing enough marines will get them to turn against you and kill you. The exception are the plot-important ones with GameplayAllyImmortality, as you can't kill them -- but they will still turn against you if you kill enough marines, and it's still impossible to kill them.
** In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', if you kill your captain in the first mission, you'll be locked inside the bridge and a squad of invincible marines will rush in to butcher you.
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Killing a civilian in ''VideoGame/HaloReach'' causes Noble Six to [[HostageSpiritLink spontaneously drop dead]].



* In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', if you kill your captain in the first mission, you'll be locked inside the bridge and a squad of invincible marines will rush in to butcher you.
* Throughout all of the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' games, killing enough marines will get them to turn against you and kill you. The exception is the plot-important ones with GameplayAllyImmortality, as you can't kill them -- but they will still turn against you if you kill enough marines, and it's still impossible to kill them.
7th Aug '16 5:24:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* Built into the system of ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', where especially cruel and immoral actions (and keep in mind this is cruel and immoral by ''DarkHeresy'''s standards; we're in 'wanton slaughter of innocents ForTheEvulz' or DealWithTheDevil territory) grants you Corruption Points. Corruption Points give your characters derangements and physical defects, makes you more vulnerable to the lure of [[TheDarkSide Chaos]], makes puritans more liable to burn you at the stake, and ultimately renders the characters unplayable.[[note]]Of course, this being ''Dark Heresy'', there are a number of other ways to get Corruption Points unintentionally as well; odds are 95% of Corruption Points will come about as a result of failing Will Saves or similar (such as being a Psyker) unintentionally. Being cruel and evil on top of that just adds a lot of grease to the ol' slippery slope.[[/note]]

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* Built into the system of ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', where especially cruel and immoral actions (and keep in mind this is cruel and immoral by ''DarkHeresy'''s ''Dark Heresy'''s standards; we're in 'wanton slaughter of innocents ForTheEvulz' or DealWithTheDevil territory) grants you Corruption Points. Corruption Points give your characters derangements and physical defects, makes you more vulnerable to the lure of [[TheDarkSide Chaos]], makes puritans more liable to burn you at the stake, and ultimately renders the characters unplayable.[[note]]Of course, this being ''Dark Heresy'', there are a number of other ways to get Corruption Points unintentionally as well; odds are 95% of Corruption Points will come about as a result of failing Will Saves or similar (such as being a Psyker) unintentionally. Being cruel and evil on top of that just adds a lot of grease to the ol' slippery slope.[[/note]]
7th Aug '16 5:19:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* Built into the system of ''DarkHeresy'', where especially cruel and immoral actions (and keep in mind this is cruel and immoral by ''DarkHeresy'''s standards; we're in 'wanton slaughter of innocents ForTheEvulz' or DealWithTheDevil territory) grants you Corruption Points. Corruption Points give your characters derangements and physical defects, makes you more vulnerable to the lure of [[TheDarkSide Chaos]], makes puritans more liable to burn you at the stake, and ultimately renders the characters unplayable.[[note]]Of course, this being ''DarkHeresy'', there are a number of other ways to get Corruption Points unintentionally as well; odds are 95% of Corruption Points will come about as a result of failing Will Saves or similar (such as being a Psyker) unintentionally. Being cruel and evil on top of that just adds a lot of grease to the ol' slippery slope.[[/note]]

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* Built into the system of ''DarkHeresy'', ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'', where especially cruel and immoral actions (and keep in mind this is cruel and immoral by ''DarkHeresy'''s standards; we're in 'wanton slaughter of innocents ForTheEvulz' or DealWithTheDevil territory) grants you Corruption Points. Corruption Points give your characters derangements and physical defects, makes you more vulnerable to the lure of [[TheDarkSide Chaos]], makes puritans more liable to burn you at the stake, and ultimately renders the characters unplayable.[[note]]Of course, this being ''DarkHeresy'', ''Dark Heresy'', there are a number of other ways to get Corruption Points unintentionally as well; odds are 95% of Corruption Points will come about as a result of failing Will Saves or similar (such as being a Psyker) unintentionally. Being cruel and evil on top of that just adds a lot of grease to the ol' slippery slope.[[/note]]
1st Aug '16 8:53:20 AM ModelZXA
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* In the online FPS game Counter Strike: Global Offensive, when playing on the Hostage Rescue gamemode, if you shoot one of the two hostages on the map, you will lose a massive amount of money, which could've been used to buy something like an AWP or armor.
31st Jul '16 6:34:02 AM Nazetrime
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* In the second ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novel, the FictionalVideoGame has a room full of time-frozen people that can be killed by player. The actual in-game purpose of that room is to go talk to a plot-important NonPlayerCharacter that turns out to have completely "unfrozen" before everyone else. Kill her companions instead of talking to her and she'll kill you.
27th Jul '16 6:47:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mostly played straight in ''RollerCoasterTycoon'':

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* Mostly played straight in ''RollerCoasterTycoon'':''VideoGame/RollerCoasterTycoon'':
22nd Jul '16 2:08:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ConquestOfTheCrystalPalace'', you can try to buy stuff from Kim's shop when you're low on gold. Do it too many times, however, and she'll get mad at you and throw you out.

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* In ''ConquestOfTheCrystalPalace'', ''VideoGame/ConquestOfTheCrystalPalace'', you can try to buy stuff from Kim's shop when you're low on gold. Do it too many times, however, and she'll get mad at you and throw you out.
2nd Jul '16 11:28:11 AM ThatBitterTase
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* You can do a ''lot'' of terrible things in ''Bible Black''. Most of them lead to endings where you die violently. Forcing a woman to masturbate in front of the class and then raping her unconscious form in the nurse's office, for example, leads to the ending where she finds you and stabs you in the chest. To get the endings where you're alive and sane, you need to at least try to be a decent person.
28th Jun '16 6:31:44 PM Adept
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** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' especially follows this trope, as typing in "kill monk" while you are in the church results in the game telling you that [[NoFourthWall "Anyone who would kill a man of the cloth doesn't deserve to play this game. Therefore, we will end it."]] You then immediately drop dead. The AGDInteractive FanRemake of the game subverts this, as [[spoiler:the monk is recharacterized as the leader of a werewolf cult whom you ''have'' to kill to complete the game.]]

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** ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIIRomancingTheThrone'' especially follows this trope, as typing in "kill monk" while you are in the church results in the game telling you that [[NoFourthWall "Anyone who would kill a man of the cloth doesn't deserve to play this game. Therefore, we will end it."]] You then immediately drop dead. The AGDInteractive Creator/AGDInteractive FanRemake of the game subverts this, as [[spoiler:the monk is recharacterized as the leader of a werewolf cult whom you ''have'' to kill to complete the game.]]
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