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29th Dec '16 10:16:22 AM Mhazard
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An instance, generally restricted to video games, wherein the player gets to control a main villain, as opposed to the hero. This doesn't apply to spin-off games or multiplayer modes, or being a VillainProtagonist; it only counts if it takes place during the course of the story. This is often done to give the player a TasteOfPower, especially if the villain is the BigBad himself or far more powerful than the player character. If done well, this also establishes that the villain could [[CurbStompBattle kill you with his pinky finger]] without having to see him do it to ''you.''

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An instance, generally restricted to video games, wherein the player gets to control a main villain, as opposed to the hero. This doesn't apply to [[VillainEpisode spin-off games games]] or multiplayer modes, or being a VillainProtagonist; it only counts if it takes place during the course of the story. This is often done to give the player a TasteOfPower, especially if the villain is the BigBad himself or far more powerful than the player character. If done well, this also establishes that the villain could [[CurbStompBattle kill you with his pinky finger]] without having to see him do it to ''you.''
''you''. Sometimes, it may involve with a PerspectiveFlip in which you can learn his motives behind his villainy.

If a bonus mode has you playing as the main villain against the hero in the entire story, this is VillainEpisode. If your current PlayerCharacter turns out to be the villain in the sequel, this is RogueProtagonist, which may or may not involve with DuelingPlayerCharacters.


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29th Dec '16 10:09:00 AM Mhazard
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An instance, generally restricted to video games, wherein the player gets to control a main villain, as opposed to the hero. This doesn't apply to spin-off games or multiplayer modes; it only counts if it takes place during the course of the story. This is often done to give the player a TasteOfPower, especially if the villain is the BigBad himself or far more powerful than the player character. If done well, this also establishes that the villain could kill you with his pinky finger without having to see him do it to ''you.''

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An instance, generally restricted to video games, wherein the player gets to control a main villain, as opposed to the hero. This doesn't apply to spin-off games or multiplayer modes; modes, or being a VillainProtagonist; it only counts if it takes place during the course of the story. This is often done to give the player a TasteOfPower, especially if the villain is the BigBad himself or far more powerful than the player character. If done well, this also establishes that the villain could [[CurbStompBattle kill you with his pinky finger finger]] without having to see him do it to ''you.''
25th Dec '16 11:51:36 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* In the ''Birthright'' campaign of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the time spent with the Nohrian army in Chapters 1-5 count as this. Nohr acts as the antagonist in this mode, although they are the protagonists of the ''Conquest'' campaign.
25th Dec '16 10:15:10 AM SwirlySquirrely
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* UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a bonus level where one can play as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins has you play as the Joker briefly.

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* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'', there are multiple opportunities to play as a villain:
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UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' has a bonus level where one can play as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
* ** Videogame/BatmanArkhamOrigins has you play as the Joker briefly.briefly.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' allows you to play as the Joker [[spoiler: inside Bruce's mind after he is injected with a massive dose of fear toxin.]] In addition, you can play as Harley Quinn as part of a pre-order bonus.
1st Dec '16 12:04:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* Like the ''FFVII'' example above, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' allows you to control [[spoiler:Seymour]] several hours before he's revealed to be a villain by anything other than [[spoiler:[[MusicalSpoiler suspiciously unnerving leitmotifs]] and being a non-hero {{Bishonen}}]] in a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game. It also, like [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] above, establishes [[spoiler:Seymour]]'s sheer power quite well and drives the point home by making his partner for that segment, [[BadAss Auron]], seem totally ''useless'' in comparison.

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* Like the ''FFVII'' example above, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' allows you to control [[spoiler:Seymour]] several hours before he's revealed to be a villain by anything other than [[spoiler:[[MusicalSpoiler suspiciously unnerving leitmotifs]] and being a non-hero {{Bishonen}}]] in a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game. It also, like [[spoiler:Sephiroth]] above, establishes [[spoiler:Seymour]]'s sheer power quite well and drives the point home by making his partner for that segment, [[BadAss Auron]], Auron, seem totally ''useless'' in comparison.
14th Aug '16 2:50:41 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' has you play as the Arbiter for quite some time. The Arbiter is an Elite, with a very specific grudge against the Master Chief for destroying one of the halo rings, and for being the whole reason he was in that mess. The two never directly fight, but the thought was definitely there.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' has you play as the Arbiter for quite some time. The Arbiter is an a Covenant Elite, with a very specific grudge against the Master Chief for destroying one of the halo Halo rings, and for being the whole reason he was he's an Arbiter in that mess.the first place. The two never directly fight, but the thought was definitely there.
5th Aug '16 12:08:14 PM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', the [[spoiler:final level, should you choose to play it as Orsted]].

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* In ''VideoGame/LiveALive'', the [[spoiler:final level, should you choose to play it as Orsted]].Oersted. As the newly christened King of Demons, Oersted takes control of the first seven main bosses in order to kill the previous protagonists. Success comes in either killing them all or getting to low enough health to initiate Armageddon]].
2nd Aug '16 7:32:25 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''VideoGame/EmpireAtWar'' has the Empire as a playable faction with their own campaign. The ''Forces of Corruption'' expansion adds another less-than-nice faction opposed to both sides in the form of the Zann Consortium, complete with its own campaign.



* ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' has hidden minigames where you play as some of the killer animatronics that gun for you in normal gameplay. [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 The third game]] also has these minigames, but Freddy and friends are long gone by the time the events of the regular game occur.



* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'' has half of the game dedicated to playing as the Decepticons. The second half is played as the Autobots coming BackFromTheBrink after all the awful stuff you did as a Decepticon.

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* ''TransformersWarForCybertron'' ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' has half of the game dedicated to playing as the Decepticons. The second half is played as the Autobots coming BackFromTheBrink after all the awful stuff you did as a Decepticon.
1st Aug '16 1:31:28 AM NaraNumas
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* In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', after the heroes defeat Cia, HijackedByGanon kicks in. The kicker is that you get to control Ganondorf as he preforms his takeover, beginning with him dominating the monster tribes in the desert and ultimately ending in a NearVillainVictory where he has the entire triforce. There's also a minor side story (Originally DLC but made baseline in the ''Legends'' rerelease) where you play as Cia and her army as she recruits her generals and leads her initial assault against Hyrule and ending after her VillainousBreakdown shortly before the final battle.
31st Jul '16 1:51:36 AM Rustworld
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* In ''Videogame/FinalFantasyTactics'', the player begins the game with [[CrutchCharacter Fell Knight Gaffgarion]] in their party during the intro sequence, whose strength completely outclasses the foes you face. After the intro, the character [[ATasteofPower flashes back to a few months prior]], but upon returning to the present time later on in the game, it is revealed some time later that Gaffgarion was really a gold-hungry mercenary secretly working for the true villains the whole time, and betrays the player, leading them into a fairly tough fight against him and a large unit of opponents.
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