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13th May '17 5:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* The second campaign of ''{{Starcraft}}'' has you playing as the Zerg, the HordeOfAlienLocusts who kill and assimilate everything they come across. The ''Brood War'' expansion later lets you play as MagnificentBastard Kerrigan.

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* The second campaign of ''{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'' has you playing as the Zerg, the HordeOfAlienLocusts who kill and assimilate everything they come across. The ''Brood War'' expansion later lets you play as MagnificentBastard Kerrigan.
9th Apr '17 9:37:15 AM nombretomado
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** A bonus level from the 2nd ''RogueSquadron'' game had the player assume the role of Vader during the Death Star attack of the 1st movie.

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** A bonus level from the 2nd ''RogueSquadron'' ''VideoGame/RogueSquadron'' game had the player assume the role of Vader during the Death Star attack of the 1st movie.
29th Mar '17 12:59:12 PM GoblinCipher
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* In ''VideoGame/TonicTrouble'', you get a chance to disguise yourself as the game's villain at one point, which is used to fool a guard into opening a door for you.
26th Mar '17 9:04:32 AM nombretomado
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* In the NintendoDS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', there was a segment where you play as Golbez in his childhood, although it was only in a town, and with no battles.

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* In the NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS remake of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', there was a segment where you play as Golbez in his childhood, although it was only in a town, and with no battles.
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.
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