History Main / WhatTheHellPlayer

21st Feb '17 4:08:17 PM Angeldeb82
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Very common in InteractiveFiction, where attempting to [[GuessTheVerb Get Ye Flask]] will frequently elicit such a remark.

HostageSpiritLink may be a subtrope, depending on how you look at it. ShopliftAndDie is another common subtrope. Frequently a result of VideogameCrueltyPotential. If taken to extremes, results in VideogameCrueltyPunishment and possibly a NonstandardGameOver. Closely related to WhatTheHellHero, and is (usually) a subtrope of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything. See also AddressingThePlayer.

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Very common in InteractiveFiction, where attempting to [[GuessTheVerb [[YouCantGetYeFlask Get Ye Flask]] will frequently elicit such a remark.

HostageSpiritLink may be a subtrope, depending on how you look at it. ShopliftAndDie is another common subtrope. Frequently a result of VideogameCrueltyPotential. If taken to extremes, results in VideogameCrueltyPunishment and possibly a NonstandardGameOver. Closely related to WhatTheHellHero, and is (usually) a subtrope of TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything.DevelopersForesight. See also AddressingThePlayer.



* There's a secret message in ''[[{{Metroid}} Metroid: Fusion]]'' if you use a DungeonBypass to get out of an area early. Though they're actually more impressed that you managed to make it to the room to hear the message.

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* There's a secret message in ''[[{{Metroid}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Metroid: Fusion]]'' if you use a DungeonBypass to get out of an area early. Though they're actually more impressed that you managed to make it to the room to hear the message.
19th Feb '17 4:07:30 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** If you maintain a [[KillEmAll No Mercy]] run up to Snowdin Forest, Sans shows up at the end of the bridge knowing you're going to fight his brother Papyrus soon, and gives out this warning:
--> '''Sans''': if you keep going the way you are now... [[spoiler:''([[EyeLightsOut the shines in his eyes go out]])'' '''you're gonna have a bad time.''' ''(the screen momentarily turns black, and then Sans is [[OffscreenTeleportation suddenly gone]].)'']]
16th Feb '17 1:40:11 PM ILikeRobots
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: New Mystery of Emblem]]'', the strict commander Jeigan will evaluate your battle performances once in a while. If you let people die or force-retreat, he will put a big "Unsatisfactory" remark on your face.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: New Mystery the remake of Emblem]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'', the strict commander Jeigan Jagen will evaluate your battle performances once in a while. If you let people die or force-retreat, he will put a big "Unsatisfactory" remark on your face.
11th Feb '17 11:08:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/JamesBondEverythingOrNothing'': What The Hell Player + Dame Creator/JudiDench = very awesome, and even makes the player feel somewhat ashamed for doing whatever ended the level. To wit: "Civilian casualties are quite unacceptable. Your role in this mission has ended."

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* ''VideoGame/JamesBondEverythingOrNothing'': ''VideoGame/EverythingOrNothing'': What The Hell Player + Dame Creator/JudiDench = very awesome, and even makes the player feel somewhat ashamed for doing whatever ended the level. To wit: "Civilian casualties are quite unacceptable. Your role in this mission has ended."
11th Feb '17 11:06:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: New Mystery of Emblem]], the strict commander Jeigan will evaluate your battle performances once in a while. If you let people die or force-retreat, he will put a big "Unsatisfactory" remark on your face.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
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In [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: New Mystery of Emblem]], Emblem]]'', the strict commander Jeigan will evaluate your battle performances once in a while. If you let people die or force-retreat, he will put a big "Unsatisfactory" remark on your face.
11th Feb '17 11:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[RedFaction Red Faction: Guerrilla]]'' the opening mission has the hero and his brother smashing up abandoned buildings for spare parts. If you kill the brother, instead of the standard "Mission failed" text the game over message reads "WTF? You killed your brother!"

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* In ''[[RedFaction ''[[VideoGame/RedFaction Red Faction: Guerrilla]]'' the opening mission has the hero and his brother smashing up abandoned buildings for spare parts. If you kill the brother, instead of the standard "Mission failed" text the game over message reads "WTF? You killed your brother!"



* ''{{Crackdown}} 2'' attempts to invoke VideoGameCaringPotential by asking you if you would like to deliver the bad news to an allied officer's family, after you've killed them.

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* ''{{Crackdown}} ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} 2'' attempts to invoke VideoGameCaringPotential by asking you if you would like to deliver the bad news to an allied officer's family, after you've killed them.



* ''JamesBondEverythingOrNothing'': What The Hell Player + Dame Creator/JudiDench = very awesome, and even makes the player feel somewhat ashamed for doing whatever ended the level. To wit: "Civilian casualties are quite unacceptable. Your role in this mission has ended."
* in ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'', during a mission where you're following Metroplex to the outskirts of Iacon, he will interdict at points. If you fire at the wrong time as his hand comes into view, Metroplex will ask in the most ''innocent'' kicked puppy voice, "Why do you fire at me?"

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* ''JamesBondEverythingOrNothing'': ''VideoGame/JamesBondEverythingOrNothing'': What The Hell Player + Dame Creator/JudiDench = very awesome, and even makes the player feel somewhat ashamed for doing whatever ended the level. To wit: "Civilian casualties are quite unacceptable. Your role in this mission has ended."
* in ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'', ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'', during a mission where you're following Metroplex to the outskirts of Iacon, he will interdict at points. If you fire at the wrong time as his hand comes into view, Metroplex will ask in the most ''innocent'' kicked puppy voice, "Why do you fire at me?"
2nd Feb '17 12:49:01 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does this on several occasions. For example, presenting Pearl with a piece of evidence with blood on it causes Phoenix to chew out the player for showing something so violent to a kid. Plus presenting the photo of Edgeworth's dead father to Edgeworth prompts Maya into shouting at you for showing something so tragic to him. Most notoriously, case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Justice For All'' allows you to accuse TheJudge of murder. Doing so nets not one, but ''two'' penalties in a row that total up to 95% (meaning that if you've had any other penalties at all during the trial, it's a [[OneHitKill One-Hit Guilty Verdict]]).

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does this on several occasions. For example, presenting Pearl with a piece of evidence with blood on it causes Phoenix to chew out the player for showing something so violent to a kid. Plus presenting the photo of Edgeworth's dead father to Edgeworth prompts Maya into shouting at you for showing something so tragic to him. Most notoriously, case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Justice For All'' allows you to accuse TheJudge of murder.murder, [[PressXToDie despite there being absolutely no reason to suspect him]]. Doing so nets not one, but ''two'' penalties in a row that total up to 95% (meaning that if you've had any other penalties at all during the trial, it's a [[OneHitKill One-Hit Guilty Verdict]]).
2nd Feb '17 12:48:27 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does this on several occasions. For example, presenting Pearl with a piece of evidence with blood on it causes Phoenix to chew out the player for showing something so violent to a kid. Plus presenting the photo of Edgeworth's dead father to Edgeworth prompts Maya into shouting at you for showing something so tragic to him.

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' does this on several occasions. For example, presenting Pearl with a piece of evidence with blood on it causes Phoenix to chew out the player for showing something so violent to a kid. Plus presenting the photo of Edgeworth's dead father to Edgeworth prompts Maya into shouting at you for showing something so tragic to him. Most notoriously, case 3 of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Justice For All'' allows you to accuse TheJudge of murder. Doing so nets not one, but ''two'' penalties in a row that total up to 95% (meaning that if you've had any other penalties at all during the trial, it's a [[OneHitKill One-Hit Guilty Verdict]]).
31st Jan '17 11:27:45 PM Kotomikun
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has a brick item which can be used to "prank" other players by smashing a window of their house (even if it's a tent, or something else that [[RuleOfFunny clearly doesn't have breakable windows]]). This is, apparently, harmless fun; but if they don't have a house, the game says you "throw the brick at him/her while he/she isn't looking. The brick hits him/her in the [random body part]. That was mean -- you shouldn't make fun of poor people."
29th Jan '17 1:11:50 PM billybobfred
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* When on the save menu of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the game asks for confirmation before overwriting a save file. Repeatedly triggering the confirmation dialog and saying no to it will eventually cause Mario to change poses when the player finally answers yes. This secret was apparently only discovered in the late 2000s, well after the game's release. There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irR6QQ5_2Ik conflicting]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGtHtBJ9IyI reports]] about the exact number of times one must say [[BigNo no]], however.

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* When on the save menu of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'', the game asks for confirmation before overwriting a save file. Repeatedly triggering the confirmation dialog and saying no to it will eventually cause Mario to change poses when the player finally answers yes. This secret was apparently only discovered in the late 2000s, well after the game's release. There are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irR6QQ5_2Ik conflicting]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGtHtBJ9IyI reports]] about the exact number of times one must say [[BigNo no]], no, however.
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