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2nd Dec '16 9:15:55 AM MagBas
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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3'' this happens quite often, though mileage varies very wildly on whether they are effective [[PlayerPunch Player Punches]] or just {{Narm}}. For example, after slaughtering the very first group of enemies in the game, a single mook decides that it'd be a better idea to surrender rather than get slaughtered by [[HighlyVisibleNinja Ryu Hayabusa]], and begs Ryu not to kill him, pleading that [[PunchClockVillain he was just trying to feed his family]]. However, you have to kill him anyway to proceed. Most enemies also tend to crawl in pain screaming "I don't wanna die!" if you don't MercyKill them.

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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3'' this happens quite often, though mileage varies very wildly on whether they are effective [[PlayerPunch Player Punches]] or just {{Narm}}.often. For example, after slaughtering the very first group of enemies in the game, a single mook decides that it'd be a better idea to surrender rather than get slaughtered by [[HighlyVisibleNinja Ryu Hayabusa]], and begs Ryu not to kill him, pleading that [[PunchClockVillain he was just trying to feed his family]]. However, you have to kill him anyway to proceed. Most enemies also tend to crawl in pain screaming "I don't wanna die!" if you don't MercyKill them.
1st Dec '16 11:53:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3'' this happens quite often, though mileage varies very wildly on whether they are effective [[PlayerPunch Player Punches]] or just {{Narm}}. For example, after slaughtering the very first group of enemies in the game, a single mook decides that it'd be a better idea to surrender rather than get slaughtered by [[{{Badass}} Ryu]] [[HighlyVisibleNinja Hayabusa]], and begs Ryu not to kill him, pleading that [[PunchClockVillain he was just trying to feed his family]]. However, you have to kill him anyway to proceed. Most enemies also tend to crawl in pain screaming "I don't wanna die!" if you don't MercyKill them.

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* In ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden 3'' this happens quite often, though mileage varies very wildly on whether they are effective [[PlayerPunch Player Punches]] or just {{Narm}}. For example, after slaughtering the very first group of enemies in the game, a single mook decides that it'd be a better idea to surrender rather than get slaughtered by [[{{Badass}} Ryu]] [[HighlyVisibleNinja Ryu Hayabusa]], and begs Ryu not to kill him, pleading that [[PunchClockVillain he was just trying to feed his family]]. However, you have to kill him anyway to proceed. Most enemies also tend to crawl in pain screaming "I don't wanna die!" if you don't MercyKill them.
29th Nov '16 12:26:09 PM Prfnoff
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* Mocked in ''[[http://tinysubversions.com/videogamemoralityplay/ Video Game Morality Play]]'', which was largely a response to ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and video games that [[http://mammon-machine.tumblr.com/post/56239255623/systemic-violence indulge in this trope]]. Eventually, the "game" forces you to kill innocents, and you have to go through with it to proceed. After the deed, the game calls you a monster and asks if you enjoy this. If you respond that you don't enjoy shooting civilians in real life, [[RailRoading the game forces you]] to either say you're a souless person for trying to escape your droll, boring, worthless life (as declared by the game makers) by wasting your time via saccharine "fun" that just forced you to shoot civilians in the face (which is completely your fault, the game tries to convince you so), [[DirtyCommunists or say you're an evil materialistic shit for buying corporate entertainment that lines the pockets of evil fat cats.]] You have to "admit" you are a evil bastard, and you're awarded with [[FauxlosophicNarration "We deserve every bullet we make"]]. Picking [[SarcasmMode FUCK YEAH OBVIOUSLY]] has you go on about your life after rating the game a 7/10 or 6/10 (it's an okay shooter), and you go do some volunteer work, where you decidedly don't appreciate killing civilians.

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\n\n* Mocked in ''[[http://tinysubversions.com/videogamemoralityplay/ Video Game Morality Play]]'', which was largely a response to ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and video games that [[http://mammon-machine.[[http://mendelpalace.tumblr.com/post/56239255623/systemic-violence com/post/56314288277/mammon-machine-systemic-violence indulge in this trope]]. Eventually, the "game" forces you to kill innocents, and you have to go through with it to proceed. After the deed, the game calls you a monster and asks if you enjoy this. If you respond that you don't enjoy shooting civilians in real life, [[RailRoading the game forces you]] to either say you're a souless person for trying to escape your droll, boring, worthless life (as declared by the game makers) by wasting your time via saccharine "fun" that just forced you to shoot civilians in the face (which is completely your fault, the game tries to convince you so), [[DirtyCommunists or say you're an evil materialistic shit for buying corporate entertainment that lines the pockets of evil fat cats.]] You have to "admit" you are a evil bastard, and you're awarded with [[FauxlosophicNarration "We deserve every bullet we make"]]. Picking [[SarcasmMode FUCK YEAH OBVIOUSLY]] has you go on about your life after rating the game a 7/10 or 6/10 (it's an okay shooter), and you go do some volunteer work, where you decidedly don't appreciate killing civilians.



* Similarily, [[http://tinysubversions.com/game/ywhtwt/ You Were Hallucinating the Whole Time]] mocks both this and ShockingSwerve, by having both happen with classic 8-bit games -- where it turns out you keeping the ball away from the opposing paddle in ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' was you making a small child cry, the dots in ''VideoGame/PacMan'' are firefighters you just ate, and the enemy ships in ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' are orphan children. Both authors have a dim, dim view on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and its fanbase.

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* Similarily, [[http://tinysubversions.''[[http://tinysubversions.com/game/ywhtwt/ You Were Hallucinating the Whole Time]] Time]]'' mocks both this and ShockingSwerve, by having both happen with classic 8-bit games -- where it turns out you keeping the ball away from the opposing paddle in ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' was you making a small child cry, the dots in ''VideoGame/PacMan'' are firefighters you just ate, and the enemy ships in ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' are orphan children. Both authors have a dim, dim view on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and its fanbase.children.
13th Nov '16 4:04:02 PM LentilSandEater
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' seems to do this in two ways. First, there's Light's ignominious end (coupled with the ShutUpHannibal he receives during it). Also, FridgeBrilliance indicates that Ryuk is the AudienceSurrogate, and he's consistently shown enormously amused by Light's clever scheming and various acts of treachery and mass murder. This suggests some condemnation of the audience for enjoying and possibly supporting Light's EvilPlan(s) and not thinking all that much about his victims.

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'' seems to do this in two ways. First, there's Light's ignominious end (coupled with the ShutUpHannibal he receives during it). Also, FridgeBrilliance indicates that Ryuk is the AudienceSurrogate, and he's consistently shown enormously amused by Light's clever scheming and various acts of treachery and mass murder. This suggests some condemnation of the audience for enjoying and possibly supporting Light's EvilPlan(s) and not thinking all that much about his victims.



** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' pulls one too when, after [[spoiler: killing Mr. House]] you receive a message chastising you for your action. FridgeBrilliance in that it is actually [[spoiler: his eulogy to whomever kills him, which would be certain since he is essentially immortal]].

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' pulls one too when, after [[spoiler: killing Mr. House]] you receive a message chastising you for your action. FridgeBrilliance in that At first it looks like the game itself is actually [[spoiler: his eulogy to whomever kills him, which would be certain since he is essentially immortal]].berating you, but scrolling down reveals it's just the victim having a posthumous go at you.



** Speaking of ''GTA IV'', Niko Bellic is an incredibly self-aware avatar. He mourns his loneliness when he sleeps with prostitutes, apologizes if he almost runs over a pedestrian, and then spends much of the cutscenes talking about the horrible things he is responsible for and his regret. And then there's the climax: [[spoiler: Roman already holds you responsible for destroying his comfortable life and demands you choose money over revenge. If you choose Money, he dies in a drive-by meant for you. If you ignore him and choose Revenge, he lives but your friend, and possible love interest, Kate Mccreary dies in his place. Either way, after you kill the BigBad, you receive a phone call asking if it was all worth it. Niko seems unconvinced, hangs up, and in a bit of unexpected FridgeBrilliance the post-game plays out with Niko exactly where he was before even making the decision -- minus one relationship.]]
*** In short, the only way to win at ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is not to beat it.

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** Speaking of ''GTA IV'', Niko Bellic is an incredibly self-aware avatar. He mourns his loneliness when he sleeps with prostitutes, apologizes if he almost runs over a pedestrian, and then spends much of the cutscenes talking about the horrible things he is responsible for and his regret. And then there's the climax: [[spoiler: Roman already holds you responsible for destroying his comfortable life and demands you choose money over revenge. If you choose Money, he dies in a drive-by meant for you. If you ignore him and choose Revenge, he lives but your friend, and possible love interest, Kate Mccreary dies in his place. Either way, after you kill the BigBad, you receive a phone call asking if it was all worth it. Niko seems unconvinced, hangs up, and in a bit of unexpected FridgeBrilliance the post-game plays out with Niko exactly where he was before even making the decision -- minus one relationship.]]
*** In short, the only way to win at ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is not to beat it.
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31st Oct '16 12:26:17 PM MasterHero
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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Ganondorf opens the final battle with an explanation that he was just jealous of Hyrule's wind, which has resulted in plenty of fans feeling sorry for him.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' lets you steal from a particular shop. If you do so, the game [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment permanently renames you to "THIEF"]] and asks you, ''"Are you proud of yourself?"'' Come back into the store and [[ShopliftAndDie the shopkeeper kills you]].

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', Ganondorf opens the final battle with an explanation that he was just jealous of Hyrule's wind, which has resulted in plenty of fans feeling sorry for him.
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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'' lets you steal from a particular shop. If you do so, the game [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment permanently renames you to "THIEF"]] and asks you, ''"Are you proud of yourself?"'' Come back into the store and [[ShopliftAndDie the shopkeeper kills you]].
29th Oct '16 4:51:33 AM gophergiggles
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** So you think you're safe from this by simply watching a LetsPlay or a walkthrough on {{Youtube}}? [[spoiler:Think again. In a genocide run, after remarking how horrible of monsters he and the player are, Flowey has this to say:]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Flowey:''' At least we're better than those sickos who stand around and WATCH it happen.]]
22nd Oct '16 9:36:54 PM merotoker
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* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' did this in the manga. In the final volume, [[spoiler: the main character writes a letter telling the reader that the evil things in the volume exist only because the reader, and those like him, are evil enough to be interested in it.]]

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* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' did this in the manga. In the final volume, [[spoiler: the main character writes a letter telling the reader that the evil things in the volume exist only because the reader, and those like him, are evil enough to be interested in it.]]it]].



* [[{{Parody}} Parodied]]/{{subverted|Trope}} in Ricky Gervais' stand-up act ''Animals'', in which at one point he announces that he's going to spend a few moments "talking about the most dangerous animal of them all" with an accusing finger pointed at the audience... before suddenly pointing at a picture of King Kong and yelling "The giant gorilla!" He then incredulously notes that some people say the most dangerous animal in the world is "Man", before pointing at King Kong once again.

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* [[{{Parody}} Parodied]]/{{subverted|Trope}} {{Parod|y}}ied/{{subverted|Trope}} in Ricky Gervais' Creator/RickyGervais' stand-up act ''Animals'', in which at one point he announces that he's going to spend a few moments "talking about the most dangerous animal of them all" with an accusing finger pointed at the audience... before suddenly pointing at a picture of King Kong and yelling "The giant gorilla!" He then incredulously notes that some people say the most dangerous animal in the world is "Man", before pointing at King Kong once again.



* In the very, very rare "[[http://elcondorvuelve.tumblr.com/tagged/especial-macabro Especial Macabro]]" (Macabre Special) that ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' did in 1976, Condorito is an [[TheIgor evil monk]] that challenges readers to read the special, indicating they will become part of his [[TheLegionsOfHell Legion of the Damned]]. He keeps on taunting the readers, telling them there is still but a bit of [[LightIsGood light]] left in their corrupted minds, even [[SchmuckBait challenging them to stop reading]].

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* In the very, very rare "[[http://elcondorvuelve.tumblr.com/tagged/especial-macabro Especial Macabro]]" (Macabre Special) that ''ComicBook/{{Condorito}}'' did in 1976, Condorito is an [[TheIgor evil monk]] that challenges readers to read the special, indicating they will become part of his [[TheLegionsOfHell Legion of the Damned]]. He keeps on taunting the readers, telling them there is still but a bit of [[LightIsGood light]] {{light|IsGood}} left in their corrupted minds, even [[SchmuckBait challenging them to stop reading]].



* In ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Friday the 13th: Part VI]]'', as drunken groundskeeper Martin hurries to restore Jason's grave before anyone discovers it was desecrated; he wonders who could possibly want to disturb the grave of someone like Jason Voorhees as he [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the audience]] and comments on how, "Some folks have a strange idea of entertainment."

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* In ''[[Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives Friday the 13th: Part VI]]'', as drunken groundskeeper Martin hurries to restore Jason's grave before anyone discovers it was desecrated; he wonders who could possibly want to disturb the grave of someone like Jason Voorhees as he [[BreakingTheFourthWall turns to the audience]] and comments on how, "Some folks have a strange idea of entertainment."



* This is one reading of ''Film/StrawDogs''. Some critics argue that the TheSoCalledCoward fantasy is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] by the final rampage rather than supported.

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* This is one reading of ''Film/StrawDogs''. Some critics argue that the TheSoCalledCoward fantasy is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] {{deconstruct|ion}}ed by the final rampage rather than supported.



* ''Series/LifesTooShort'' has one in the first episode. Liam Neeson is testing his comedic skills with Ricky Gervais, who is left cringing as Liam tries to make a joke about AIDS. Stephen Merchant tells Liam that AIDS is not something to laugh at, to which Liam Neeson replies "So how does (Ricky Gervais) get away with it?". Liam Neeson is most likely refernecing how Ricky Gervais once used AIDS as a subject in one of his stand-up tours, but the shoe drops when you realise that since Ricky created the series, he's getting away with it again!

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* ''Series/LifesTooShort'' has one in the first episode. Liam Neeson is testing his comedic skills with Ricky Gervais, who is left cringing as Liam tries to make a joke about AIDS. Stephen Merchant tells Liam that AIDS is not something to laugh at, to which Liam Neeson replies "So how does (Ricky Gervais) get away with it?". Liam Neeson is most likely refernecing referencing how Ricky Gervais once used AIDS as a subject in one of his stand-up tours, but the shoe drops when you realise that since Ricky created the series, he's getting away with it again!



* Done by the host of ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman''. When David is confessing his affairs, people keep on laughing. He asks the public "Why is that funny?"

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* Done by the host of ''The Late Show with DavidLetterman''.Creator/DavidLetterman''. When David is confessing his affairs, people keep on laughing. He asks the public "Why is that funny?"



* Wrestling/MickFoley in general has become famous for doing this. Take, for example, his EnemyMine teamup with Wrestling/{{Edge}} against the {{reviv|al}}ed Wrestling/{{ECW}} promotion in the spring of 2006. Foley declared that he hated ECW because it had forced him to shed blood for the company. Although he was technically lambasting Wrestling/PaulHeyman and not the fans, it was hard not to feel a little soiled if you were an ECW aficionado.
** Mick actually suggested the Mankind name expressly so he could ambiguously do You Bastard material, talking about the evil and ugliness of Mankind in a way in which he may be referring to himself, or to all humans in general.
* Vince would give such a speech on the June 3, 2013 episode of RAW, calling the audience out for wanting an injured Wrestling/TripleH to wrestle and put himself at risk, as well as chanting 'one more time' as Wrestling/{{Ryback}} put Wrestling/KofiKingston through three tables, an act even all the commentators, including JBL, considered going too far.
** [=McMahon=] dressed down the audience in a similar fashion several years earlier. On the October 3, 2005 episode of RAW, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin gave [[FinishingMove Stone Cold Stunners]] to all four members of the [=McMahon=] family while the crowd ate it up. Vince came out the following week with both guns blazing, telling the audience in no uncertain terms that although he was angry with Austin, he was even angrier at everyone in the stands who was cheering for Austin and egging him on while he delivered these (mostly) unprovoked ambushes and assaults on Vince's family.

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* Wrestling/MickFoley in general has become famous for doing this. Take, for example, his EnemyMine teamup with Wrestling/{{Edge}} against the {{reviv|al}}ed Wrestling/{{ECW}} promotion in the spring of 2006. Foley declared that he hated ECW because it had forced him to shed blood for the company. Although he was technically lambasting Wrestling/PaulHeyman and not the fans, it was hard not to feel a little soiled if you were an ECW aficionado.
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aficionado. Mick actually suggested the Mankind name expressly so he could ambiguously do You Bastard material, talking about the evil and ugliness of Mankind in a way in which he may be referring to himself, or to all humans in general.
* Vince would give such a speech on the June 3, 2013 episode of RAW, calling the audience out for wanting an injured Wrestling/TripleH to wrestle and put himself at risk, as well as chanting 'one more time' as Wrestling/{{Ryback}} put Wrestling/KofiKingston through three tables, an act even all the commentators, including JBL, considered going too far.
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far. [=McMahon=] dressed down the audience in a similar fashion several years earlier. On the October 3, 2005 episode of RAW, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin gave [[FinishingMove Stone Cold Stunners]] to all four members of the [=McMahon=] family while the crowd ate it up. Vince came out the following week with both guns blazing, telling the audience in no uncertain terms that although he was angry with Austin, he was even angrier at everyone in the stands who was cheering for Austin and egging him on while he delivered these (mostly) unprovoked ambushes and assaults on Vince's family.



* ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries God of War]]'''s Kratos.

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* ''[[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries God ''VideoGame/{{God of War]]'''s War|Series}}'''s Kratos.



* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' stars an AntiHero squirrel, the point of whose whole quest is an attempt to collect money. (Actually, the original cause was he took a wrong-turn walking home, but it quickly turned into the money thing.) Though he occasionally acts heroic, he also kills whoever happens to get in his way, advertently or inadvertently, and much of the game is set in a comical world with bright visuals and happy jazz music that seem straight out of an old Mickey Mouse cartoon. Then at the end, [[spoiler: Conker becomes rich by robbing a bank and is crowned king, but his girlfriend dies in the process, and he laments about how greedy and foolish he was]].

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* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' stars an AntiHero squirrel, the point of whose whole quest is an attempt to collect money. (Actually, the original cause was he took a wrong-turn walking home, but it quickly turned into the money thing.) Though he occasionally acts heroic, he also kills whoever happens to get in his way, advertently or inadvertently, and much of the game is set in a comical world with bright visuals and happy jazz music that seem straight out of an old Mickey Mouse cartoon. Then at the end, [[spoiler: Conker becomes rich by robbing a bank and is crowned king, but his girlfriend dies in the process, and he laments about how greedy and foolish he was]].



** 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.]]'']]
-->'''The Fair Lady:''' Quelaag? Please, sister, do not cry. I am happy, truly. [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging I have you, don't I?]]

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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]]. But not only is she unaware that Quelaag is dead, ''[[ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity she mistakes you for her.]]'']]
-->'''The
her]]'']].
--->'''The
Fair Lady:''' Quelaag? Please, sister, do not cry. I am happy, truly. [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging I have you, don't I?]]



* The point of the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esYm9q-bi4w Ai no Uta]] for ''{{Pikmin}}'' seems to condemn the player for enslaving the Pikmin and [[WeHaveReserves using them in an expendable manner]], describing the Pikmin as willing to do anything for Olimar and never asking anything in return.

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* The point of the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esYm9q-bi4w Ai no Uta]] for ''{{Pikmin}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'' seems to condemn the player for enslaving the Pikmin and [[WeHaveReserves using them in an expendable manner]], describing the Pikmin as willing to do anything for Olimar and never asking anything in return.



* ''VideoGame/EveOnline'''s chronicles and the ''Burning Life'' novel go a long way to fleshing out how the world of New Eden views capsuleers like ''you''. In the course of being your average MMORPG character, you are an [[AGodAmI immortal]] directed by a moral compass [[OmniscientMoralityLicense completely alien]] to the average [[{{NPC}} denizens]] of the world you inhabit. Thousands die at your bidding for loot or sometimes for fun, and your kind wage endless wars that up that amount by orders of magnitude. Many capsuleers are so far removed from the sphere of the ordinary person's world that they don't [[AllThereInTheManual even realise they're carrying a crew aboard most of the ships they control]]. Good luck not feeling guilty on those rare occasions when those poor saps are given a voice.

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* ''VideoGame/EveOnline'''s chronicles and the ''Burning Life'' novel go a long way to fleshing out how the world of New Eden views capsuleers like ''you''. In the course of being your average MMORPG character, you are an [[AGodAmI immortal]] directed by a moral compass [[OmniscientMoralityLicense completely alien]] to the average [[{{NPC}} [[NonPlayerCharacter denizens]] of the world you inhabit. Thousands die at your bidding for loot or sometimes for fun, and your kind wage endless wars that up that amount by orders of magnitude. Many capsuleers are so far removed from the sphere of the ordinary person's world that they don't [[AllThereInTheManual even realise they're carrying a crew aboard most of the ships they control]]. Good luck not feeling guilty on those rare occasions when those poor saps are given a voice.



* In the game ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', ''you'' perform one of these in a game that otherwise tries to allow you to revel in being a DiabolicalMastermind. Each global anti-Evil-Genius group has a Super Agent, an practically-unkillable Super Agent that can only be killed in a certain way. [[Series/CharliesAngels Mariana Mamba]]? [[spoiler: You strap her down in a surgery booth and make her morbidly obese]]. Not that bad, she can recover. [[BruceLeeClone Jet Chan]]? [[spoiler: You challenge him to a karate duel, win, and he flees to contemplate his loss.]] Thats okay, he's not injured except for his pride. [[ShellshockedVeteran Dirk Masters]]? [[spoiler: You dunk him in a biological tank filled with a chemicals obtained from his own steroid-riddled gym rag]]. Kinda fitting and justified. But defeating [[IceQueen Katarina Frostonova]], the emotionally-dead assassin who lived in a Soviet-run OrphanageOfFear after the KGB accidentally killed her parents? [[spoiler: You find the only thing she ever cared about as a child - a big teddy bear - '''cut it to pieces in front of her.''']]

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* In the game ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', ''you'' perform one of these in a game that otherwise tries to allow you to revel in being a DiabolicalMastermind. Each global anti-Evil-Genius group has a Super Agent, an a practically-unkillable Super Agent that can only be killed in a certain way. [[Series/CharliesAngels Mariana Mamba]]? [[spoiler: You strap her down in a surgery booth and make her morbidly obese]]. Not that bad, she can recover. [[BruceLeeClone Jet Chan]]? [[spoiler: You challenge him to a karate duel, win, and he flees to contemplate his loss.]] Thats okay, he's not injured except for his pride. [[ShellshockedVeteran Dirk Masters]]? [[spoiler: You dunk him in a biological tank filled with a chemicals obtained from his own steroid-riddled gym rag]]. Kinda fitting and justified. But defeating [[IceQueen Katarina Frostonova]], the emotionally-dead assassin who lived in a Soviet-run OrphanageOfFear after the KGB accidentally killed her parents? [[spoiler: You find the only thing she ever cared about as a child - a big teddy bear - '''cut it to pieces in front of her.''']]



* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: The game will call you out if you killed Jesus during the Colored section.....and if you didn't kill him. Considering that the GameWithinAGame is literally designed by {{Satan}}, the player probably won't feel much guilt about this.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: The game will call you out if you killed Jesus during the Colored section.....and if you didn't kill him. Considering that the GameWithinAGame is literally designed by {{Satan}}, the player probably won't feel much guilt about this.]]this]].



* In a lot of [[HGame H-Games]] where your character is not evil from the get go (and is shown to have some shred of human decency or morality), you -- the player -- are given the option (at least once, and there is always a more moral option as well) at some point to pick an amoral choice and cross the MoralEventHorizon at worst, or just become a total {{Jerkass}} at best. The trope comes from the fact the game makes it quite obvious your character is not acting like himself (a subtly implied WhatTheHellPlayer), and you get a DownerEnding for being a total bastard, especially if a more noble alternative was available. Some {{HGame}}s go as far as to invoke this trope by name on your character as you choose the "total asshole" choice.

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* In a lot of [[HGame H-Games]] where your character is not evil from the get go (and is shown to have some shred of human decency or morality), you -- the player -- are given the option (at least once, and there is always a more moral option as well) at some point to pick an amoral choice and cross the MoralEventHorizon at worst, or just become a total {{Jerkass}} at best. The trope comes from the fact the game makes it quite obvious your character is not acting like himself (a subtly implied WhatTheHellPlayer), and you get a DownerEnding for being a total bastard, especially if a more noble alternative was available. Some {{HGame}}s H-Games go as far as to invoke this trope by name on your character as you choose the "total asshole" choice.



* ThreeDO pseudo-porn VisualNovel game ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'' has a surprising instance of this, where the heroine is pleading for a job. You get the option of turning the situation into a classic "I'd do ANYTHING to get this job!" porn movie scenario, but if you do the decision blows up in your face as the scene quickly turns dark and wrong, the boss turning evil and the heroine turning sad and pitiful. Then the narrator chimes in with "What kind of sick, perverted monster are you!?" and slaps you with a penalty that turns your score negative. Because really, what were you thinking choosing the porn option IN A PORN GAME!? Worse, still, [[spoiler:you have to do it to continue with the game]].

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* ThreeDO [[UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer 3DO]] pseudo-porn VisualNovel game ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'' has a surprising instance of this, where the heroine is pleading for a job. You get the option of turning the situation into a classic "I'd do ANYTHING to get this job!" porn movie scenario, but if you do the decision blows up in your face as the scene quickly turns dark and wrong, the boss turning evil and the heroine turning sad and pitiful. Then the narrator chimes in with "What kind of sick, perverted monster are you!?" and slaps you with a penalty that turns your score negative. Because really, what were you thinking choosing the porn option IN A PORN GAME!? Worse, still, [[spoiler:you have to do it to continue with the game]].



* Similarily, [[http://tinysubversions.com/game/ywhtwt/ You Were Hallucinating the Whole Time]] mocks both this and ShockingSwerve, by having both happen with classic 8-bit games -- where it turns out you keeping the ball away from the opposing paddle in ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' was you making a small child cry, the dots in PacMan are firefighters you just ate, and the enemy ships in SpaceInvaders are orphan children. Both authors have a dim, dim view on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and its fanbase.

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* Similarily, [[http://tinysubversions.com/game/ywhtwt/ You Were Hallucinating the Whole Time]] mocks both this and ShockingSwerve, by having both happen with classic 8-bit games -- where it turns out you keeping the ball away from the opposing paddle in ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}'' was you making a small child cry, the dots in PacMan ''VideoGame/PacMan'' are firefighters you just ate, and the enemy ships in SpaceInvaders ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' are orphan children. Both authors have a dim, dim view on ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' and its fanbase.



* There's a pregnancy {{fetish}} comic, ''Olympic Dames'', that introduced a caricature of a nerd who creeps over the pregnant main characters, shares pictures of them online and is deeply immersed in his fetish's subculture. It culminates in him getting the stuffing pounded out of him by the [[NiceGuy upright, sensitive]] LoveInterest that he tries to "befriend" because he saw they shared the same fetish -- which the LI was trying to hide. It's pretty clear what we're supposed to think. (And yet, the artist does commissions. Disingenuous, much?)

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* There's a pregnancy {{fetish}} comic, ''Olympic Dames'', that introduced a caricature of a nerd who creeps over the pregnant main characters, shares pictures of them online and is deeply immersed in his fetish's subculture. It culminates in him getting the stuffing pounded out of him by the [[NiceGuy upright, sensitive]] LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} that he tries to "befriend" because he saw they shared the same fetish -- which the LI was trying to hide. It's pretty clear what we're supposed to think. (And yet, the artist does commissions. Disingenuous, much?)



** In the episode "Tonsil Trouble" (the AIDS episode), [[spoiler:an HIV-infected]] Kyle, fed up with Cartman's jokes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOYk4yn9Ypk launches into an emotional rant:]] [[spoiler:"This isn't funny, AIDS isn't funny, dying isn't funny, so shut the fuck up!"]] It's a bit of a mindfuck for a viewer who just spent 20 minutes laughing, perhaps somewhat nervously, at AIDS jokes. It counts for HypocriticalHumor on Kyle's part considering he couldn't stop laughing at Cartman for contracting AIDS in the first place (though that was mostly due to him seeing it as payback for what Cartman's done through the years). However, he still has no excuse for laughing at a few of Kenny's deaths.

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** In the episode "Tonsil Trouble" (the AIDS episode), [[spoiler:an HIV-infected]] Kyle, fed up with Cartman's jokes, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOYk4yn9Ypk [[http://southpark.cc.com/clips/163974/are-you-hiv-positive#source=473fef35-48a7-434c-afc6-207874c7f1a3:68b761f2-ecfd-11e0-aca6-0026b9414f30&position=3&sort=playlist launches into an emotional rant:]] [[spoiler:"This isn't funny, AIDS isn't funny, dying isn't funny, so shut the fuck up!"]] It's a bit of a mindfuck for a viewer who just spent 20 minutes laughing, perhaps somewhat nervously, at AIDS jokes. It counts for HypocriticalHumor on Kyle's part considering he couldn't stop laughing at Cartman for contracting AIDS in the first place (though that was mostly due to him seeing it as payback for what Cartman's done through the years). However, he still has no excuse for laughing at a few of Kenny's deaths.
4th Oct '16 7:06:11 PM PaulA
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* ''Violence: the Roleplaying Game of Egregious and Repulsive Bloodshed'' by Greg Costikyan, which explicitly states that it was designed to be a ''D&D''-style hack and slay game set in the modern world... and is a jokingly condescending condemnation of how violent the player is. [[http://www.costik.com/Violence%20RPG1.pdf See for yourself!]]

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* ''Violence: the Roleplaying Game of Egregious and Repulsive Bloodshed'' by Greg Costikyan, Creator/GregCostikyan, which explicitly states that it was designed to be a ''D&D''-style hack and slay game set in the modern world... and is a jokingly condescending condemnation of how violent the player is. [[http://www.costik.com/Violence%20RPG1.pdf See for yourself!]]
4th Oct '16 6:02:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''EveOnline'''s chronicles and the ''Burning Life'' novel go a long way to fleshing out how the world of New Eden views capsuleers like ''you''. In the course of being your average MMORPG character, you are an [[AGodAmI immortal]] directed by a moral compass [[OmniscientMoralityLicense completely alien]] to the average [[{{NPC}} denizens]] of the world you inhabit. Thousands die at your bidding for loot or sometimes for fun, and your kind wage endless wars that up that amount by orders of magnitude. Many capsuleers are so far removed from the sphere of the ordinary person's world that they don't [[AllThereInTheManual even realise they're carrying a crew aboard most of the ships they control]]. Good luck not feeling guilty on those rare occasions when those poor saps are given a voice.

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* ''EveOnline'''s ''VideoGame/EveOnline'''s chronicles and the ''Burning Life'' novel go a long way to fleshing out how the world of New Eden views capsuleers like ''you''. In the course of being your average MMORPG character, you are an [[AGodAmI immortal]] directed by a moral compass [[OmniscientMoralityLicense completely alien]] to the average [[{{NPC}} denizens]] of the world you inhabit. Thousands die at your bidding for loot or sometimes for fun, and your kind wage endless wars that up that amount by orders of magnitude. Many capsuleers are so far removed from the sphere of the ordinary person's world that they don't [[AllThereInTheManual even realise they're carrying a crew aboard most of the ships they control]]. Good luck not feeling guilty on those rare occasions when those poor saps are given a voice.
23rd Sep '16 1:31:52 PM Prfnoff
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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: The game will call you out if you killed Jesus during the Colored section.....and if you didn't kill him.]]

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* ''VideoGame/PonyIsland'': [[spoiler: The game will call you out if you killed Jesus during the Colored section.....and if you didn't kill him. Considering that the GameWithinAGame is literally designed by {{Satan}}, the player probably won't feel much guilt about this.]]
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