History Main / YouBastard

16th Jul '17 3:28:32 PM Twiddler
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This trope is when the ''work'' calls out the audience. See YouMonster for when this line is used on a character. For video games, it can overlap with VideoGameCrueltyPotential and/or VideoGameCrueltyPunishment.

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This trope is when the ''work'' calls out the audience. See YouMonster for when this line is used on a character. For video games, it can overlap with VideoGameCrueltyPotential and/or VideoGameCrueltyPunishment.
VideoGameCrueltyPunishment. See WhatTheHellPlayer.
1st Jul '17 12:41:39 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/MakaiToshiSaGa'' (known in North America as ''The Final Fantasy Legend''). [[spoiler:The FinalBoss turns out to be God / Creator, who created the demon Ashura to wreak havoc on the world just for the sake of an interesting story. He even kept a record of all the adventurers who tried and failed to ascend the tower as a perverse "High Score" table. The adventuring party is understandably pissed and kills him to free the world of his control. This is one of the rare examples of the bastardry being pinned on the creator of the game rather than the player.]]
17th Jun '17 5:26:33 AM WillBGood
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': The home viewer game "Spot The Looney" concludes with the historical adaptation of "Ivanhoe" determining that the looney was the writer, Sir Walter Scott. Cut to Scott:
-->'''Scott:''' I didn't write that...sounds more like Dickens. (''cut to Dickens'')\\
'''Dickens:''' You bastard!
1st Jun '17 9:59:22 AM Piterpicher
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** When Mr. Garrison(who has become an {{Expy}} of Creator/DonaldTrump) is elected president, Randy shouts "What have you done!? You maniacs!!" at the screen.

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** When Mr. Garrison(who has become an {{Expy}} of Creator/DonaldTrump) UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump) is elected president, Randy shouts "What have you done!? You maniacs!!" at the screen.
15th May '17 11:48:16 AM LentilSandEater
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*** On the other hand, there's also an achievement for doing a total PacifistRun (except for the bosses, who you have to kill).
15th May '17 11:47:55 AM LentilSandEater
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** Except there is another song by the same band from Olimar's point of view that shows he does care about the Pikmin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T-QHAkDf-8 Namida Ga Afureta]].
*** Olimar might, but the former appears to be directed at the ''player''.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' did this to the classic RPG mechanic of killing things for XP, by revealing that you're growing more powerful not because you're learning things, but because you're in a way draining your opponents' lives as you kill them.
** A lesson made even more jarring given it's effectively hand-waved by your party members and by the final outcomes in that if you're good [[spoiler:you lead to the resurrection of the Jedi Order]] and if you're bad [[spoiler:your actions significantly weaken the already fractured Republic potentially leading to it's destruction]]. Values dissonance?

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' did this to the classic RPG mechanic of killing things for XP, by revealing that you're growing more powerful not because you're learning things, but because you're in a way draining your opponents' lives as you kill them.
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them. A lesson made even more jarring given it's effectively hand-waved by your party members and by the final outcomes in that if you're good [[spoiler:you lead to the resurrection of the Jedi Order]] and if you're bad [[spoiler:your actions significantly weaken the already fractured Republic potentially leading to it's destruction]]. Values dissonance?



** ''Mass Effect 3'' has it's fair share, but probably the worst case is if [[spoiler: Wrex is still alive and you faked the genophage cure, leading to a confrontation on the Citadel. Wrex will even go as far as to call Shepard a hypocrite, and the encounter inevitably ends with Wrex's death. If you killed the Virmire survivor during the Citadel invasion, Wrex will call you out on that too]].

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** * ''Mass Effect 3'' has it's fair share, but probably the worst case is if [[spoiler: Wrex is still alive and you faked the genophage cure, leading to a confrontation on the Citadel. Wrex will even go as far as to call Shepard a hypocrite, and the encounter inevitably ends with Wrex's death. If you killed the Virmire survivor during the Citadel invasion, Wrex will call you out on that too]].



*** The Talkative Man in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has similar complaints.

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*** * The Talkative Man in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has similar complaints.
15th May '17 11:46:20 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has plenty of this, too. After killing a wounded soldier, Alistair asks: ''"Does the word "insane" mean anything to you?"''
** Of course, the Warden can respond with ''"[[ShutUpKirk I prefer the term '"ruthless'"]]"''

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' has plenty of this, too.
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After killing a wounded soldier, Alistair asks: ''"Does the word "insane" mean anything to you?"''
** Of course, the
you?"' The Warden can respond with ''"[[ShutUpKirk I prefer the term '"ruthless'"]]"''
15th May '17 11:45:07 AM LentilSandEater
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', in the first mission under the Soviet campaign, your goal is to kill everyone in a village. You have three planes and some soldiers. Alright, everything's fine, just killing some low-graphics sprites for the level. Then the level ends, and you're treated to a (for its time) high graphics CG cutscene of the same planes that you commanded gunning down a family, you see a little girl drop her stuffed bunny, and the [[EmpathyDollShot camera zooms in on it.]] Nice job finishing the first mission, You Bastard.
** Oh, but it gets even WORSE when you think about it. The opposing forces: about a half-dozen Polish Partisans trying to protect dozens of unarmed civilians (ALL of whom you have to kill). Your forces: about 60+ men and air support. The reason you are destroying this village: a handful of survivors from one of the USSR's less-than-ethical experiments involving Sarin Gas managed to escape, and the village made the fatal mistake of taking these poor, near-dead souls in and reporting the matter to the Western Allies. You Bastard indeed.
*** The next video you see? Your immediate superior [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame congratulating you on a job well done]].
** If you use the Liquid Tiberium Bomb in the last GDI mission of ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Tiberium Wars]]'' (despite being warned that using it will set off a chain reaction) you end up killing ''your entire army and twenty five million civilians'' AND set a precedent for GDI using Tiberium weaponry in the future. General Granger immediately resigns in disgust but not before calling the player a war criminal while looking directly at the camera. Also a rare example of this trope implied to be canon by the sequel, which makes it hit even harder.

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', in the first mission under the Soviet campaign, your goal is to kill everyone in a village. You have three planes and some soldiers. Alright, everything's fine, just killing some low-graphics sprites for the level. Then the level ends, and you're treated to a (for its time) high graphics CG cutscene of the same planes that you commanded gunning down a family, you see a little girl drop her stuffed bunny, and the [[EmpathyDollShot camera zooms in on it.]] Nice job finishing the first mission, You Bastard.
** Oh, but it gets even WORSE when you think about it. The opposing forces: about a half-dozen Polish Partisans trying to protect dozens of unarmed civilians (ALL of whom you have to kill). Your forces: about 60+ men and air support. The reason you are destroying this village: a handful of survivors from one of the USSR's less-than-ethical experiments involving Sarin Gas managed to escape, and the village made the fatal mistake of taking these poor, near-dead souls in and reporting the matter to the Western Allies. You Bastard indeed.
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Bastard. The next video you see? Your immediate superior [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame congratulating you on a job well done]].
** * If you use the Liquid Tiberium Bomb in the last GDI mission of ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Tiberium Wars]]'' (despite being warned that using it will set off a chain reaction) you end up killing ''your entire army and twenty five million civilians'' AND set a precedent for GDI using Tiberium weaponry in the future. General Granger immediately resigns in disgust but not before calling the player a war criminal while looking directly at the camera. Also a rare example of this trope implied to be canon by the sequel, which makes it hit even harder.
14th May '17 3:32:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' evidently is in love with this trope. Such as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]] building one turret just for art and [[ICallItVera naming it]] only to have a passing spy casually crush it (this [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge didn't end well]]). And little {{Moe}} [[Franchise/StarCraft Zerglings]], either [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/373 expendable]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/374 cannon fodder]] or [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/219 saved by a Defiler only to be cannibalized]]. Or the creepiest looking example: did you just [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/195 hunt little cute fairies, grab and cram them in bottles]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]?

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* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' evidently is in love with this trope. Such as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]] building one turret just for art and [[ICallItVera naming it]] only to have a passing spy casually crush it (this [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge didn't end well]]). And little {{Moe}} [[Franchise/StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft Zerglings]], either [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/373 expendable]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/374 cannon fodder]] or [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/219 saved by a Defiler only to be cannibalized]]. Or the creepiest looking example: did you just [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/195 hunt little cute fairies, grab and cram them in bottles]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]?
26th Apr '17 7:36:44 PM merotoker
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* Subtely done in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''. When you take Tony Montana's words from the scene when he yells at the people in restaurant out of context, they turn into this.

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* Subtely Subtly done in ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}''. When you take Tony Montana's words from the scene when he yells at the people in restaurant out of context, they turn into this.



* On ''Series/Shameless'', the PreviouslyOn is usually introduced with a character berating you for missing an episode, for instance

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* On ''Series/Shameless'', ''Series/{{Shameless}}'', the PreviouslyOn is usually introduced with a character berating you for missing an episode, for instance



** The BossBattle with Sif in is going to make you feel like a rat unless you're a dog-hater (and maybe even then). Not only does he look like a BigFriendlyDog (well, technically a wolf, and much, much, bigger, but same idea), you have to kill him multiple times. But it gets worse the the third time [[spoiler:when you find out he not only looks like a BigFriendlyDog, you find out he ''is'' one. He's trying to honor the legacy of his dead master and trying to prevent you from making the same mistake ''he'' did. He doesn't even ''want'' to fight you, you rat]]. To make this even worse, as he loses health, he's clearly injured, limping and stumbling more until he collapses. You rat.

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** The BossBattle with Sif in is going to make you feel like a rat unless you're a dog-hater (and maybe even then). Not only does he look like a BigFriendlyDog (well, technically a wolf, and much, much, bigger, but same idea), you have to kill him multiple times. But it gets worse the the third time [[spoiler:when you find out he not only looks like a BigFriendlyDog, you find out he ''is'' one. He's trying to honor the legacy of his dead master and trying to prevent you from making the same mistake ''he'' did. He doesn't even ''want'' to fight you, you rat]]. To make this even worse, as he loses health, he's clearly injured, limping and stumbling more until he collapses. You rat.



** The Fair Lady, Quelaag's Sister. You need the Old Witch's Ring to understand her, and if you can [[PlayerPunch you'll wish you couldn't]]. The poor girl's only comfort in [[IllGirl her unending torment]] (a consequence of her own selfless kindness) is her dear, beloved sister who looks out for her- even her devoted acolytes, the Egg-Burdened, can't do much to comfort her as they don't even speak her language. Unfortunately, if you're actually able to reach the Fair Lady, [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Quelaag is already dead]]. Because [[YouBastard you killed her]]. But not only is she unaware that Quelaag is dead, ''[[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity she mistakes you for her]]'']].

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** The Fair Lady, Quelaag's Sister. You need the Old Witch's Ring to understand her, and if you can [[PlayerPunch you'll wish you couldn't]]. The poor girl's only comfort in [[IllGirl her unending torment]] (a consequence of her own selfless kindness) is her dear, beloved sister who looks out for her- even her devoted acolytes, the Egg-Burdened, can't do much to comfort her as they don't even speak her language. Unfortunately, if you're actually able to reach the Fair Lady, [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Quelaag is already dead]]. Because [[YouBastard you killed her]].her. But not only is she unaware that Quelaag is dead, ''[[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity she mistakes you for her]]'']].



** So you think you're safe from this by simply watching a LetsPlay or a walkthrough on {{Youtube}}? Think again. In a Genocide Run, after remarking how horrible he and the player character are, Flowey has this to say:

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** So you think you're safe from this by simply watching a LetsPlay or a walkthrough on {{Youtube}}? Website/YouTube? Think again. In a Genocide Run, after remarking how horrible he and the player character are, Flowey has this to say:



* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' evidently is in love with this trope. Such as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]] building one turret just for art and [[ICallItVera naming it]] only to have a passing spy casually crush it (this [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge didn't end well]]). And little {{Moe}} [[StarCraft Zerglings]], either [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/373 expendable]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/374 cannon fodder]] or [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/219 saved by a Defiler only to be cannibalized]]. Or the creepiest looking example: did you just [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/195 hunt little cute fairies, grab and cram them in bottles]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]?

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* ''Webcomic/NerfNow'' evidently is in love with this trope. Such as [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]] building one turret just for art and [[ICallItVera naming it]] only to have a passing spy casually crush it (this [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge didn't end well]]). And little {{Moe}} [[StarCraft [[Franchise/StarCraft Zerglings]], either [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/373 expendable]] [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/374 cannon fodder]] or [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/219 saved by a Defiler only to be cannibalized]]. Or the creepiest looking example: did you just [[http://www.nerfnow.com/comic/195 hunt little cute fairies, grab and cram them in bottles]], [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Link]]?



* There was certainly no love lost between the announcer on ''WackyRaces'' and Dick Dastardly.

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* There was certainly no love lost between the announcer on ''WackyRaces'' ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' and Dick Dastardly.
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