History MuggingTheMonster / VideoGames

18th Feb '17 10:40:48 PM JAG001
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*** If there were an award for this trope, though, it'd go to the aliens that abduct you in the ''Mothership Zeta'' DLC. Every human living in Earth's various post-apocalyptic wasteland regions is a CombatPragmatist out of necessity for survival, and everybody this fact gets lost on is guaranteed a swift removal from the gene pool. The aliens abduct one of these humans and place them in a containment cell with another human from the wasteland. Cue the humans working together to hatch an escape plan, free several other humans aboard the ship, massacre the ship's security forces/crew, cripple its internal defense grid, disable its death ray, obliterate its research facilities, take control of the bridge, and then use the ship's remaining weapons to destroy its escort while slaughtering any boarding parties that try to retake the ship.

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*** If there medals were an award being awarded for falling for this trope, though, it'd go to the aliens that abduct you in the ''Mothership Zeta'' DLC.DLC deserve one. Every human living in Earth's various post-apocalyptic wasteland regions is a CombatPragmatist out of necessity for survival, and everybody this fact gets lost on is guaranteed a swift removal from the gene pool. The aliens abduct one of these humans and place them in a containment cell with another human from the wasteland. Cue the humans working together to hatch an escape plan, free several other humans aboard the ship, massacre the ship's security forces/crew, cripple its internal defense grid, disable its death ray, obliterate its research facilities, take control of the bridge, and then use the ship's remaining weapons to destroy its escort while slaughtering any boarding parties that try to retake the ship.
21st Dec '16 2:43:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' [[BadAss Geralt of Rivia]] is hired into finding a treasure an abandoned house by a thug who attempts to ambush him with a small pack of friends in said abandoned house. Right before he butchers them all, Geralt [[LampshadeHanging points out that it was pretty stupid of them to pull that scheme on a Witcher.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'' [[BadAss Geralt of Rivia]] Rivia is hired into finding a treasure an abandoned house by a thug who attempts to ambush him with a small pack of friends in said abandoned house. Right before he butchers them all, Geralt [[LampshadeHanging points out that it was pretty stupid of them to pull that scheme on a Witcher.]]



* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'' has an instance that is less Mugging the Monster than it is Mugging the Monster's Friend. Four {{Jerkass}} teens with a video camera and a baseball bat decide to beat up Stan, a defenseless homeless man, ForTheLulz. His newly-made friend Jodie - [[{{Badass}} who has had CIA combat training]] - intervenes. ''Firmly''. The "[[CurbStompBattle fight]]" is made all the more satisfying by the fact that it's caught on the thugs' own camera.

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* ''VideoGame/BeyondTwoSouls'' has an instance that is less Mugging the Monster than it is Mugging the Monster's Friend. Four {{Jerkass}} teens with a video camera and a baseball bat decide to beat up Stan, a defenseless homeless man, ForTheLulz. His newly-made friend Jodie - [[{{Badass}} who has had CIA combat training]] training - intervenes. ''Firmly''. The "[[CurbStompBattle fight]]" is made all the more satisfying by the fact that it's caught on the thugs' own camera.



** You can invoke this in one of the Velocipede Squad options, disguising yourself as a mere drunk and letting people think they can rob you. Since the Velocipede Squad requires you to be a certified {{Badass}} to join, these people are easily trounced and battered to hell if they so much as breathe on your pockets

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** You can invoke this in one of the Velocipede Squad options, disguising yourself as a mere drunk and letting people think they can rob you. Since the Velocipede Squad requires you to be a certified {{Badass}} badass to join, these people are easily trounced and battered to hell if they so much as breathe on your pockets
21st Dec '16 9:32:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Who would attempt to rob a group of travelers consisting of a [[{{Badass}} huge, scarred man]], an [[KnightTemplar animated suit of armor carrying a huge axe]], a MagicKnight with an EmpathicWeapon, a street-savvy [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demonic]] ActionGirl, a [[HornyDevil succubus]], a [[PowerFloats floating]] and [[IncendiaryExponent constantly alight]] AxCrazy mage, a rogue from a [[MechaMooks robotic]] HiveMind, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a wisecracking floating skull]]? If ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' is to be believed, every thug in the goddamn [[WretchedHive Hive]]. Although keep in mind, this is ''Sigil''. Those thugs have probably seen worse by just living there a year, and it's not like most of you wear any equipment that mark you out as particularly dangerous. Well, at least not early on.

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* Who would attempt to rob a group of travelers consisting of a [[{{Badass}} huge, scarred man]], man, an [[KnightTemplar animated suit of armor carrying a huge axe]], a MagicKnight with an EmpathicWeapon, a street-savvy [[HalfHumanHybrid half-demonic]] ActionGirl, a [[HornyDevil succubus]], a [[PowerFloats floating]] and [[IncendiaryExponent constantly alight]] AxCrazy mage, a rogue from a [[MechaMooks robotic]] HiveMind, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a wisecracking floating skull]]? If ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' is to be believed, every thug in the goddamn [[WretchedHive Hive]]. Although keep in mind, this is ''Sigil''. Those thugs have probably seen worse by just living there a year, and it's not like most of you wear any equipment that mark you out as particularly dangerous. Well, at least not early on.



** The list of people who threaten [[PlayerCharacter Commander]] [[{{Badass}} Shepard]] and crew and are obliterated shortly thereafter could fill a short book. In the first game, it's excusable, as Shepard doesn't have much of a reputation outside of the Alliance. In the second game, after Shepard saved the Citadel and killed Sovereign, opposing him/her in any way is probably grounds for a Website/{{Darwin Award|s}} unless you happen to be living someplace really isolated (like a maximum security prison) or been in a coma. [[EldritchAbomination The Reapers]] are justified being [[NighInvulnerability ridiculously powerful]], [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu-esque]] ships of extinction. Others, not so much.

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** The list of people who threaten [[PlayerCharacter Commander]] [[{{Badass}} Commander Shepard]] and crew and are obliterated shortly thereafter could fill a short book. In the first game, it's excusable, as Shepard doesn't have much of a reputation outside of the Alliance. In the second game, after Shepard saved the Citadel and killed Sovereign, opposing him/her in any way is probably grounds for a Website/{{Darwin Award|s}} unless you happen to be living someplace really isolated (like a maximum security prison) or been in a coma. [[EldritchAbomination The Reapers]] are justified being [[NighInvulnerability ridiculously powerful]], [[EldritchAbomination Cthulhu-esque]] ships of extinction. Others, not so much.



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'', it's justified since the various bandit gangs in Amalur have no way of knowing their lone mark is a BackFromTheDead {{Badass}} capable of beating them to death with their own Fate. It does get a little ridiculous if you happen to be completely decked out in full Prismere gear.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomsOfAmalurReckoning'', it's justified since the various bandit gangs in Amalur have no way of knowing their lone mark is a BackFromTheDead {{Badass}} badass capable of beating them to death with their own Fate. It does get a little ridiculous if you happen to be completely decked out in full Prismere gear.
8th Dec '16 5:47:06 PM Shadoboy
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** in ''VideGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', after the Saints get hit with a campaign of desprestige, you can find random NPCs in the map, holding signs telling the Saints to Leave Steelport. Pass by them and they'll insult or even attack you. Yeah, not the smartest choice to attack someone who is known as "The Stillwater Butcher".
7th Dec '16 10:35:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Much later on in ''Dragon Age'', when you've leveled up a lot more and your personal reputation has been well established, you can talk to a city guardsman named Sgt. Kylon in Denerim. Although there's still a bounty on your head for your supposed treason, he explains that he has no interest in attempting to arrest you. "If I asked my men to apprehend you, they'd all run and cry big, sobby tears in their courtesan's bosoms and leave me all alone to be skewered." You can then discuss helping out the guards, at which point he asks you about chasing some mercenaries out of a brothel. "I said beat down, not kill. Let me make that really clear. Not on fire, or exploded, or Maker knows whatever type of grisly death you can dream up... Sorry, used to giving orders to my boys." After you successfully complete this task, he meets you halfway back to the city market area to give you your pay, only to have the leader of the mercenaries come after you in a towering rage. Upon seeing you in action, Sgt. Kylon's only response is "And people actually voluntarily attack you? Are they just stupid?"

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** Much later on in ''Dragon Age'', when you've leveled up a lot more and your personal reputation has been well established, you can talk to a city guardsman named Sgt. Kylon in Denerim. Although there's still a bounty on your head for your supposed treason, he explains that even he has if he believed the claims of treason, which he doesn't, he still would no interest in attempting to arrest you. "If I asked my men to apprehend you, they'd all run and cry big, sobby tears in their courtesan's bosoms and leave me all alone to be skewered." You can then discuss helping out the guards, at which point he asks you about chasing some mercenaries out of a brothel. "I said beat down, not kill. Let me make that really clear. Not on fire, or exploded, or Maker knows whatever type of grisly death you can dream up... Sorry, used to giving orders to my boys." After you successfully complete this task, he meets you halfway back to the city market area to give you your pay, only to have the leader of the mercenaries come after you in a towering rage. Upon seeing you in action, Sgt. Kylon's only response is "And people actually voluntarily attack you? Are they just stupid?"
5th Dec '16 6:59:43 PM BattleMaster
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' takes this a step further with the Freeside Thugs. When you first show up, you are attacked by 2 or 3 unarmored and unwashed thugs armed only with a variety of crappy melee weapons. They pose very little threat even at low levels, yet they will attack the Power Armored wearing badass with an Avenger Minigun, followed by a Nightkin Super Mutant with a BFS and heavily modified Eyebot. They last roughly the amount of time it takes for you to decide which of the numerous means of killing them (which ranges from chainsaws to an [[KillSat orbital death laser]]) you feel like using at that moment in time.

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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' takes this a step further with the Freeside Thugs. When you first show up, you are attacked by 2 or 3 unarmored and unwashed thugs armed only with a variety of crappy melee weapons. They pose very little threat even at low levels, yet they will attack the Power Armored wearing badass with an Avenger Minigun, followed by a Nightkin Super Mutant with a BFS and heavily modified Eyebot. They last roughly the amount of time it takes for you to decide which of the numerous means of killing them (which ranges from chainsaws to an [[KillSat orbital death laser]]) you feel like using at that moment in time. Actually, if you're well liked in Freeside they usually won't even last that long, as members of the Kings gang will typically gun down the idiots before they can even get within line of sight to you.
4th Dec '16 3:54:33 PM Gingerkitteh
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** In ''Heart Gold'' and ''Soul Silver'', the first Pokémon in yout party follows you around on the overworld, outside of its Pokéball. This trope approaches TooDumbToLive levels when Youngster Joey decides to take on you and your {{Olympus Mon|s}}.

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** In ''Heart Gold'' and ''Soul Silver'', the first Pokémon in yout your party follows you around on the overworld, outside of its Pokéball. This trope approaches TooDumbToLive levels when Youngster Joey decides to take on you and your {{Olympus Mon|s}}.
18th Oct '16 10:23:34 PM LinTaylor
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** ''Skyrim'' even has a specific isolated example in Ravenscar Hollow, a cave occupied by a pair of [[WitchSpecies hagravens]] and their minions, including a cave troll. Partway into the cave, the player can find a caged bandit who begs to be released and will help you out; after you defeat the monsters (again, the very same ones that captured him and all his buddies), he announces his intent to rob you blind.
3rd Oct '16 12:21:39 PM JAG001
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*** If there were an award for this trope, though, it'd go to the aliens that abduct you in the ''Mothership Zeta'' DLC. Every human living in Earth's various post-apocalyptic wasteland regions is a CombatPragmatist out of necessity for survival, and everybody this fact gets lost on is guaranteed a swift removal from the gene pool. The aliens abduct one of these humans and place them in a containment cell with another human from the wasteland. The humans lay waste to the ship's security forces/crew and internal-defense grid, disable its death ray, obliterate its research facilities, take control of the bridge, and then use the ship's remaining weapons to destroy its escort while slaughtering any boarding parties that try to retake the ship.

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*** If there were an award for this trope, though, it'd go to the aliens that abduct you in the ''Mothership Zeta'' DLC. Every human living in Earth's various post-apocalyptic wasteland regions is a CombatPragmatist out of necessity for survival, and everybody this fact gets lost on is guaranteed a swift removal from the gene pool. The aliens abduct one of these humans and place them in a containment cell with another human from the wasteland. The Cue the humans lay waste working together to hatch an escape plan, free several other humans aboard the ship, massacre the ship's security forces/crew and internal-defense forces/crew, cripple its internal defense grid, disable its death ray, obliterate its research facilities, take control of the bridge, and then use the ship's remaining weapons to destroy its escort while slaughtering any boarding parties that try to retake the ship.
9th Sep '16 6:58:38 PM Kurogane7
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* In the Grimoire Card "Thorn 2" in ''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}'', this pretty much happens when some bandits pretty much try to bully [[FallenHero Dredgen Yor]] for his HandCannon, the eponymous [[EvilWeapon Thorn]].
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