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9th Oct '17 8:54:37 AM Lots42
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* In the first issue of 'Loki; Agent Of Asgard' Hawkeye chose to play a fishing video game. Somehow he ended up in a malfunctioning helicopter, pursued by the American army. What's worse is that this kind of nonsense is common when he plays video games. Hawkeye is just that terrible.
1st Oct '17 11:12:44 PM WanderingBrowser
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* Deliberately averted in ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'', in part because of the creator's distress at a recent school shooting: the player character has '''no''' weapons of any sort, other than the distinctly non-lethal Propulsion & Repulsion Cannons[[note]]use jets of force to non-lethally "push" creatures away[[/note]] and Stasis Rifle[[note]]freezes enemies in place temporarily so you can escape[[/note]]. The playerbase is notably split on this issue, pointing out that this leaves the player character with no defense other than escape against the abundance of very aggressive predatory creatures in the game.


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* Invoked and deconstructed in the Video Game Violence episode of ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit''. In particular, at one point in the episode, viewers are asked to imagine a world where videogames are the sport of choice, and then people try to introduce UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball -- a sport that involves ''real'' violent physical contact and where people ''actually'' get broken bones, cuts, bruises, concussions, and even have been known to '''die'''.
10th Sep '17 9:16:38 PM Cilver
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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}'' is set in a meticulous recreation of the wild west using "Hosts", RidiculouslyHumanRobots programmed to essentially be non player characters in a real-life sandbox for rich people to mess around with as they please. Naturally, some guests take this to its logical extreme [[RapeAsDrama forcing themselves on the hosts who are programmed to hate it as much as any human would]], if not outright murdering them just because they can (two guests in particular talk about using a friendly host for firing practice if they get bored). One showrunner, Jonathan Nolan, specifically mentioned video games such as ''Videogame/RedDeadRedemption'' and ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV''

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* ''Series/{{Westworld}}'' is set in a meticulous recreation of the wild west using "Hosts", RidiculouslyHumanRobots programmed to essentially be non player characters in a real-life sandbox for rich people to mess around with as they please. Naturally, some guests take this to its logical extreme [[RapeAsDrama forcing themselves on the hosts who are programmed to hate it as much as any human would]], if not outright murdering them just because they can (two guests in particular talk about using a friendly host for firing practice if they get bored). One showrunner, Jonathan Nolan, specifically mentioned video games such as ''Videogame/RedDeadRedemption'' and ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV''''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'' as inspiration.
1st Sep '17 9:51:28 PM Cilver
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*''Series/{{Westworld}}'' is set in a meticulous recreation of the wild west using "Hosts", RidiculouslyHumanRobots programmed to essentially be non player characters in a real-life sandbox for rich people to mess around with as they please. Naturally, some guests take this to its logical extreme [[RapeAsDrama forcing themselves on the hosts who are programmed to hate it as much as any human would]], if not outright murdering them just because they can (two guests in particular talk about using a friendly host for firing practice if they get bored). One showrunner, Jonathan Nolan, specifically mentioned video games such as ''Videogame/RedDeadRedemption'' and ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV''
8th Jul '17 12:42:52 PM MBG
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* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' is a big fan of this, and believes firmly that it's a normal part of gaming to take the most damaging possible action. He credits it simply to subversiveness - if a game is trying to make the character out to be TheMessiah or a ReluctantHero, then having them instead [[ForTheEvulz shoot their friends and run over old women]] is inherently hilarious. Examples he's given include drowning VideoGame/TheSims, [[WreakingHavok shoving physics objects into faces]] during scripted cutscenes in ''VideoGame/HalfLife'', and eating people's spouses before murdering them in ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. Ironically, he's usually bored by games that try to ''encourage'' this, such as ''VideoGame/{{Overlord}}'', simply because it's not fun to do it when the game demands you do it.
30th Oct '16 8:45:40 PM EvilKid
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* In chapter 4 of "Manga/GoblinSlayer", Goblin Slayer demonstrates that a protective barrier can also be used to trap goblins inside of a burning fortress.
15th Sep '16 1:31:48 AM PaulA
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* In ''EndersGame'' the battle school students are basically forced to use this to its furthest extent in order to beat the game on their electronic desks.

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* In ''EndersGame'' ''Literature/EndersGame'' the battle school students are basically forced to use this to its furthest extent in order to beat the game on their electronic desks.
11th May '16 6:18:23 AM jormis29
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* Related to this trope, {{Exalted}} has an inherent metaphysical bond between two player character types. While it was meant by the divinities who put it in place to be the stuff of eternal romances and battle-forged friendships, the nature of the bond between the Solar and the Lunar Exalted has the potential for great abuse, both within the world and with [[MindRape certain magical abilities]] the Solars possess that can subjugate their Lunar Mate even more. There is a reason, after all, one Solar charm was dubbed the Lunar-taming Leash.

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* Related to this trope, {{Exalted}} ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has an inherent metaphysical bond between two player character types. While it was meant by the divinities who put it in place to be the stuff of eternal romances and battle-forged friendships, the nature of the bond between the Solar and the Lunar Exalted has the potential for great abuse, both within the world and with [[MindRape certain magical abilities]] the Solars possess that can subjugate their Lunar Mate even more. There is a reason, after all, one Solar charm was dubbed the Lunar-taming Leash.
5th May '16 7:20:23 PM aye_amber
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* The song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y05TDInaeU&feature=BFa&list=FLO3B8jJIiCAI&index=2 Indiscriminate Murder Is Counter-Productive]]" by MachinaeSupremacy.

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* The song "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y05TDInaeU&feature=BFa&list=FLO3B8jJIiCAI&index=2 com/watch?v=8Y05TDInaeU Indiscriminate Murder Is is Counter-Productive]]" by MachinaeSupremacy.Music/MachinaeSupremacy.



17th Apr '16 8:53:15 AM TheRazgar
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