History MisaimedFandom / VideoGames

7th Feb '18 10:36:25 PM lvthn13
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* Chloe in ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'' is supposed to be a likable rebellious spirit that anybody would like to hang out with. Nevertheless, it appears that quite a significant portion of the game's fanbase can't stand her at all, what with her being reckless and moody, constantly mouthing off to her cool mom and stepfather, the latter of whom seems to be more [[HiddenDepths complicated]] than actually evil anyway.
19th Jan '18 11:36:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** After ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[spoiler:Solas]] is revealed to have a plan to [[spoiler:destroy the world]]. While he is an AntiVillain you're supposed to sympathize with, you're clearly not supposed to agree with his plans. This does not stop some people from doing so, going so far as wishing the Inquisitor could help him, even though he himself regrets what he feels he must do and does not want them to go down that path.

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** After ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', [[spoiler:Solas]] is revealed to have a plan to [[spoiler:destroy the world]]. While he is an AntiVillain you're supposed to sympathize with, you're clearly not supposed to agree with his plans. This does not stop some people from doing so, going so far as wishing the Inquisitor could help him, even though he himself regrets what he feels he must do and does not want them to go down that path. There actually is a dialog option to offer to join him (may require romance), but he turns it down.
19th Jan '18 11:28:06 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In Kasumi's loyalty mission, a gold statue of Saren is actually seen as a desireable gift amongst the idle rich.

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** In Kasumi's loyalty mission, a gold statue of Saren is actually seen as a desireable gift amongst the idle rich. Of course it ''is'' a party for crime lords and war profiteers...
28th Dec '17 11:16:06 PM KamiKaze
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': The online fandom of the Phantom Thieves serves as an InUniverse example. When the fan site is first put up, the requests for the protagonists to solve are mostly personal problems and small in scale compared to what they wanted, which is people who are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity well-respected by society]] and getting away with their crimes because of their status and power. As they gain more popularity, and make it clearer to the public that their goal is to target societal corruption, the fandom is still misaimed as they become more focused on [[spoiler:bloodshed, as shown when they congratulate the Thieves for killing Kunizaku Okumura during a live broadcast, despite his death being a set up by TheConspiracy, then start demanding the Thieves be killed as retribution]]. The Phantom Thieves eventually realize [[spoiler:after Okumura's death]] that their fandom doesn't care about their goal of reforming society.

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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': The online fandom of the Phantom Thieves serves as an InUniverse example. When the fan site is first put up, the requests for the protagonists to solve are mostly personal problems and small in scale compared to what they wanted, which is people who are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity well-respected by society]] and getting away with their crimes because of their status and power. As they gain more popularity, and make it clearer to the public that their goal is to target societal corruption, the fandom is still misaimed as they become more focused on [[spoiler:bloodshed, as shown when they congratulate the Thieves for killing Kunizaku Okumura during a live broadcast, despite his death being a set up by TheConspiracy, then start demanding the Thieves be killed as retribution]]. The Phantom Thieves eventually realize [[spoiler:after Okumura's death]] that their fandom doesn't care about their goal of reforming society.society.
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'': there are people who unironically agree with Monika that [[spoiler:nothing she did was wrong, because she did it to fictional characters in a DatingSim and not real people.]] These same people will downplay her more negative traits of her being [[spoiler:a {{Yandere}} who manipulated, gaslit, and basically murdered her friends, then destroyed her game's world just to get close to [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou the player]]]]. Part of this has to do with her illustrating surprising HiddenDepths during Act 3, as well as showing her polite demeanor wasn't ''entirely'' an act. What these fans miss is that the game clearly portrays Monika as being in the wrong, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds even if there is a tragic reason behind her actions]]. [[spoiler:Monika herself even [[HeelRealization realizes this]] once the player decides to delete her file.]] It's also called further into question by the ending's reveal that [[spoiler:being meta-aware isn't a Monika-specific thing, but more something that comes with being the Club's President.]]
26th Dec '17 12:02:15 PM Melancholeric
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** After the release of the game, the Enclave went from being the most generally hated faction in the wasteland, as they were in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', to having a ''huge'' fandom, who [[RootingForTheEmpire consider them the best bet to lead the Capital Wasteland out of the darkness]]. This is partially explainable by the fact that Fallout 3 doesn't directly reference their origins as the insane and inbred descendants of the corrupt military and governmental elites who caused the great war, and tones down their genocidal inclinations from "standard operating procedure" to "providence of the somewhat crazed AI that's supposedly running the show". But, even then, the Enclave are still a bunch of brutal would-be tyrants and warlords who want to rule everything with an iron fist. It's just that the portrayal of the Capital Wasteland as, well, a wasteland full of raiders and super mutants makes some fans argue that their dominance would be a step ''up''.

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** After the release of the game, the Enclave went from being the most generally hated faction in the wasteland, as they were in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', to having a ''huge'' fandom, who [[RootingForTheEmpire consider them the best bet to lead the Capital Wasteland out of the darkness]]. This is partially explainable by the fact that Fallout 3 doesn't directly reference their origins as the insane and inbred descendants of the corrupt military and governmental elites who caused the great war, and tones down their genocidal inclinations from "standard operating procedure" to "providence of the somewhat crazed AI that's supposedly running the show". But, even then, the Enclave are still a bunch of brutal would-be tyrants and warlords who want to rule everything with an iron fist. It's just that the portrayal of the Capital Wasteland as, well, a wasteland full of raiders and super mutants makes some fans argue that their dominance would be a step ''up''. ''up'' - [[SarcasmMode a wasteland full of raiders in power armor is much more welcoming, after all.]]
26th Dec '17 11:41:26 AM Melancholeric
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** After the release of the game, the Enclave went from being the most generally hated faction in the wasteland, as they were in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', to having a ''huge'' fandom, who [[RootingForTheEmpire consider them the best bet to lead the Capital Wasteland out of the darkness]]. This is partially explainable by the fact that Fallout 3 doesn't directly reference their origins as the insane and inbred descendants of the corrupt military and governmental elites who caused the great war, and tones down their genocidal inclinations from "standard operating procedure" to "providence of the somewhat crazed AI that's supposedly running the show". But, even then, the Enclave are still a bunch of brutal would-be tyrants and warlords who want to rule everything with an iron fist. It's just that the portrayal of the Capital Wasteland as, well, a wasteland full of raiders and super mutants makes some fans argue that their dominance would be a step ''up''. Not helping is that, in [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the subsequent game]], you can find some [[TokenHeroicOrc non-evil survivors of the Enclave]] who will actively work for you if you desire, providing the best suit of power armor in the game and some of the most lethal combat assets, which only makes them seem more sympathetic and admirable to some players.

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** After the release of the game, the Enclave went from being the most generally hated faction in the wasteland, as they were in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', to having a ''huge'' fandom, who [[RootingForTheEmpire consider them the best bet to lead the Capital Wasteland out of the darkness]]. This is partially explainable by the fact that Fallout 3 doesn't directly reference their origins as the insane and inbred descendants of the corrupt military and governmental elites who caused the great war, and tones down their genocidal inclinations from "standard operating procedure" to "providence of the somewhat crazed AI that's supposedly running the show". But, even then, the Enclave are still a bunch of brutal would-be tyrants and warlords who want to rule everything with an iron fist. It's just that the portrayal of the Capital Wasteland as, well, a wasteland full of raiders and super mutants makes some fans argue that their dominance would be a step ''up''. Not helping is that, in [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas the subsequent game]], you can find some [[TokenHeroicOrc non-evil survivors of the Enclave]] who will actively work for you if you desire, providing the best suit of power armor in the game and some of the most lethal combat assets, which only makes them seem more sympathetic and admirable to some players.
11th Dec '17 8:29:41 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': An InUniverse example. The online fandom of the Phantom Thieves counts as an InUniverse example. When the fan site is first put up, the requests for the protagonists to solve are mostly personal problems and small in scale compared to what they wanted, which is people who are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity well-respected by society]] and getting away with their crimes because of their status and power. As they gain more popularity, and make it clearer to the public that their goal is to target societal corruption, the fandom is still misaimed as they become more focused on [[spoiler:bloodshed, as shown when they congratulate the Thieves for killing Kunizaku Okumura during a live broadcast, despite his death being a set up by TheConspiracy, then start demanding the Thieves be killed as retribution]]. The Phantom Thieves eventually realize [[spoiler:after Okumura's death]] that their fandom doesn't care about their goal of reforming society.

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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': An InUniverse example. The online fandom of the Phantom Thieves counts serves as an InUniverse example. When the fan site is first put up, the requests for the protagonists to solve are mostly personal problems and small in scale compared to what they wanted, which is people who are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity well-respected by society]] and getting away with their crimes because of their status and power. As they gain more popularity, and make it clearer to the public that their goal is to target societal corruption, the fandom is still misaimed as they become more focused on [[spoiler:bloodshed, as shown when they congratulate the Thieves for killing Kunizaku Okumura during a live broadcast, despite his death being a set up by TheConspiracy, then start demanding the Thieves be killed as retribution]]. The Phantom Thieves eventually realize [[spoiler:after Okumura's death]] that their fandom doesn't care about their goal of reforming society.
11th Dec '17 8:29:17 AM ashlay
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* Although many of the Variants in ''VideoGame/{{Outlast}}'' have fans despite being disfigured psychopaths, the most stunning example of this in the Outlast fandom is that for Eddie Gluskin. Established in the game as criminally insane before the [[MindRape Morphogenic Engine experiments]], Gluskin is an unrepentant (to the point of [[IRejectYourReality refusing to accept the deaths of his victims even when presented with photographic evidence]]) SerialKiller who was responsible for the brutal murder and dismemberment of a number of innocent women before being caught, having butchered them after choosing them to become his "brides" only to be rejected. Further unhinged by the procedures he underwent, Gluskin's psychosis leads to him fixating on the idea that he can "make" a perfect bride from one of the men caught in the asylum with him, which leads to him trying to [[GroinAttack brutally castrate]] anyone he catches in hopes of then using the resultant wound as a vagina to start a family with. A huge fandom absolutely ''loves him'', taking his FauxAffablyEvil presentation of being a romantic, 50s-esque family man (ignoring how that's a thin veneer over a psychotic PoliticallyIncorrectVillain) and playing it absolutely straight, to the point of shipping him with the ''Whistleblower'' protagonist, a HappilyMarried straight man with two sons whom Eddie attempts to castrate with a table-saw and then tries to stab and hang for escaping. All because Eddie is [[DracoInLeatherPants handsome(ish) and feigns being romantic]], and because he has a DarkAndTroubledPast involving [[AbusiveParents being raped by his father & uncle as a child]]. This particular Misaimed Fandom is so vocal that it [[BrokenBase absolutely incenses those who don't buy into it]], especially since the game itself never portrays Eddie as being in the slightest sympathetic or anything other than a deranged murderer.

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* Although many of the Variants in ''VideoGame/{{Outlast}}'' have fans despite being disfigured psychopaths, the most stunning example of this in the Outlast fandom is that for Eddie Gluskin. Established in the game as criminally insane before the [[MindRape Morphogenic Engine experiments]], Gluskin is an unrepentant (to the point of [[IRejectYourReality refusing to accept the deaths of his victims even when presented with photographic evidence]]) SerialKiller who was responsible for the brutal murder and dismemberment of a number of innocent women before being caught, having butchered them after choosing them to become his "brides" only to be rejected. Further unhinged by the procedures he underwent, Gluskin's psychosis leads to him fixating on the idea that he can "make" a perfect bride from one of the men caught in the asylum with him, which leads to him trying to [[GroinAttack brutally castrate]] anyone he catches in hopes of then using the resultant wound as a vagina to start a family with. A huge fandom absolutely ''loves him'', taking his FauxAffablyEvil presentation of being a romantic, 50s-esque family man (ignoring how that's a thin veneer over a psychotic PoliticallyIncorrectVillain) and playing it absolutely straight, to the point of shipping him with the ''Whistleblower'' protagonist, a HappilyMarried straight man with two sons whom Eddie attempts to castrate with a table-saw and then tries to stab and hang for escaping. All because Eddie is [[DracoInLeatherPants handsome(ish) and feigns being romantic]], and because he has a DarkAndTroubledPast involving [[AbusiveParents being raped by his father & uncle as a child]]. This particular Misaimed Fandom is so vocal that it [[BrokenBase absolutely incenses those who don't buy into it]], especially since the game itself never portrays Eddie as being in the slightest sympathetic or anything other than a deranged murderer.murderer.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': An InUniverse example. The online fandom of the Phantom Thieves counts as an InUniverse example. When the fan site is first put up, the requests for the protagonists to solve are mostly personal problems and small in scale compared to what they wanted, which is people who are [[VillainWithGoodPublicity well-respected by society]] and getting away with their crimes because of their status and power. As they gain more popularity, and make it clearer to the public that their goal is to target societal corruption, the fandom is still misaimed as they become more focused on [[spoiler:bloodshed, as shown when they congratulate the Thieves for killing Kunizaku Okumura during a live broadcast, despite his death being a set up by TheConspiracy, then start demanding the Thieves be killed as retribution]]. The Phantom Thieves eventually realize [[spoiler:after Okumura's death]] that their fandom doesn't care about their goal of reforming society.
13th Nov '17 9:08:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Dr. Breen in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' has his fans who think he did the right thing by assuring the survival of humanity by surrendering, except there are hints that he staged the entire Resonance Cascade for personal gain, and he is the one who insisted on the highly specific test requirements. Some of his comments as you [[spoiler: climb up the Citadel]] are [[HannibalLecture actually quite reasonable]], so it is easy to see how this gets started. [[spoiler: Of course, this is discounting how he's a borderline CardCarryingVillain who mind controls the populace with tainted water and by all accounts is still playing the fate of humanity for his own personal stake in the Combine empire]].

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* Dr. Breen in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has his fans who think he did the right thing by assuring the survival of humanity by surrendering, except there are hints that he staged the entire Resonance Cascade for personal gain, and he is the one who insisted on the highly specific test requirements. Some of his comments as you [[spoiler: climb up the Citadel]] are [[HannibalLecture actually quite reasonable]], so it is easy to see how this gets started. [[spoiler: Of course, this is discounting how he's a borderline CardCarryingVillain who mind controls the populace with tainted water and by all accounts is still playing the fate of humanity for his own personal stake in the Combine empire]].
16th Oct '17 2:47:19 PM PF
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** Fans who hate ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' will always point to a particular scene where Tidus is [[AnnoyingLaugh laughing obnoxiously]], to the point where it's become [[MemeticMutation emblematic]] of the game's problems in general. There exists a GameMod which replaces all of Tidus's dialogue with the laughing, and the music with autotuned Tidus laughs. However, in the scene itself, it's clearly supposed to be [[BadBadActing in-character bad acting]], with the other characters finding it embarrassing and complaining about it ("maybe you shouldn't laugh any more"). It got so bad that Creator/JasonArnoldTaylor, Tidus' English voice actor, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRWab0q9aw4 a YouTube video about it]].

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** Fans who hate ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' will always point to a particular scene where Tidus is [[AnnoyingLaugh laughing obnoxiously]], to the point where it's become [[MemeticMutation emblematic]] of the game's problems in general. There exists a GameMod which replaces all of Tidus's dialogue with the laughing, and the music with autotuned Tidus laughs. However, in the scene itself, it's clearly supposed to be [[BadBadActing in-character bad acting]], with the other characters finding it embarrassing and complaining about it ("maybe you shouldn't laugh any more"). It got so bad that Creator/JasonArnoldTaylor, Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor, Tidus' English voice actor, made [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRWab0q9aw4 a YouTube video about it]].
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