History NiceJobBreakingItHero / VideoGames

22nd Mar '17 12:28:08 PM 313Bluestreak
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*** Actually, this was also the case in Knuckles' first appearance (''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}''), in which Eggman [[LetsYouAndHImFight tricks Knuckles into thinking that Sonic is the bad guy]].

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*** Actually, this This was also the case in Knuckles' first appearance (''VideoGame/{{Sonic 3|AndKnuckles}}''), in which Eggman [[LetsYouAndHImFight tricks Knuckles into thinking that Sonic is the bad guy]].



** In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', Mephiles' role as the villain may be entirely the fault of Shadow. When he and Silver went back to seal away Mephiles and Iblis respectively, it appeared that Mephiles was simply trying to escape the lab. However, Shadow pursued him anyway and sealed him in the Scepter of Darkness for ten years; long enough to make anyone go AxCrazy.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', Sonic was so fixated in belittling Eggman instead of paying attention to what he was doing was ultimately the catalyst of the game's plot and his Werehog transformations.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicColors'', when Sonic destroyed Rotatatron/Globatron, an arm got lodged into a nearby structure, which turned out to be part of the mind control cannon. When Eggman tried to fire it, the cannon backfired. The resulting energy created two things: a Nega Hyper-Go-On black hole that consumed the amusement park and, if evidence is correct, [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations the primordial essence known as the Time Eater]]. Basically, Sonic caused ''SonicGenerations'' to occur by destroying the first boss of ''Colors''.



--->'''Sonic:''' Gone! (kicks giant seashell Eggman was holding into the distance) Eggman's shell is gone! Ha ha!
--->'''Dr. Eggman:''' [[TranquilFury That was a mistake...]]
--->'''Sonic:''' Whatever! When is it a mistake to take your toys away?
--->'''Dr. Eggman:''' When it's [[PowerLimiter the only thing]] keeping six angry zeti from controlling my mechs, you moronic hedgehog!

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--->'''Sonic:''' Gone! (kicks giant seashell Eggman was holding into the distance) Eggman's shell is gone! Ha ha!
--->'''Dr.
ha!\\
'''Dr.
Eggman:''' [[TranquilFury That was a mistake...]]
--->'''Sonic:'''
]]\\
'''Sonic:'''
Whatever! When is it a mistake to take your toys away?
--->'''Dr.
away?\\
'''Dr.
Eggman:''' When it's [[PowerLimiter the only thing]] keeping six angry zeti from controlling my mechs, you moronic hedgehog!
9th Mar '17 8:04:56 AM BeerBaron
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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', since AnyoneCanDie if you kill them, should you decide to slay a NPC that would, in the future, become important to the main quest, the game will give you a message telling you that you essentially screwed up the strings of destiny and now must either return to a previous save game or carry out the remainder of your shameful existence in a doomed universe. (There is a "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method to beating the main quest that only requires one character to be alive, but [[GuideDangIt difficult to find]] and much more challenging.)

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', since Morrowind]]'',
*** Since
AnyoneCanDie if you kill them, should you decide to slay a NPC that would, in the future, become important to the main quest, the game will give you a message telling you that you essentially screwed up the strings of destiny and now must either return to a previous save game or carry out the remainder of your shameful existence in a doomed universe. (There is a "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method to beating the main quest that only requires one character to be alive, but [[GuideDangIt difficult to find]] and much more challenging.))
*** Simply completing the main quest essentially "breaks" the land of Morrowind [[HappyEndingOverride in the years that follow]]. [[spoiler: While stopping a deranged PhysicalGod from taking over the world [[BittersweetEnding is still quite good]], the method of doing so (breaking the enchantments on the Heart of Lorkhan) cuts off the Tribunal as well. When Vivec disappears a few years later, the rogue moon above Vivec city resumes its fall with original momentum, destroying the city and causing Red Mountain to erupt, destroying most of Vvardenfell and clouding mainland Morrowind with a constant choking ash for years to come. Between the Oblivion Crisis and the Red Mountain eruption, the Dunmer are left extremely vulnerable, and their long-time enemies, the Argonians, then invade and take over what is left of livable Morrowind]]. Your actions, noble as they were, essentially tipped the first domino in this chain reaction.
9th Mar '17 7:25:28 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' makes use of this trope. In the Benirus Manor quest, the undead former owner wishes to repent and can only do this if you put his severed hand back on his corpse -- which is in fact a Batman Gambit, and releases a (semi-)powerful lich against you and the rest of the town/world etc.
** A subversion is also shown throughout the later Dark Brotherhood quests, as the player believes that they are killing targets, when in actual fact they are systematically killing off all the Higher-Ups of the Brotherhood. 'Well done Hero, Nice job killing our leader'. But the Night Mother knew about the plot all along, but she figured that if the Black Hand weren't smart enough to weed out the traitor in their own ranks, they didn't deserve to live anyway.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' makes use ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', since AnyoneCanDie if you kill them, should you decide to slay a NPC that would, in the future, become important to the main quest, the game will give you a message telling you that you essentially screwed up the strings
of this trope. In destiny and now must either return to a previous save game or carry out the remainder of your shameful existence in a doomed universe. (There is a "[[TakeAThirdOption Backpath]]" method to beating the main quest that only requires one character to be alive, but [[GuideDangIt difficult to find]] and much more challenging.)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'':
***In
the Benirus Manor quest, the undead former owner wishes to repent and can only do this if you put his severed hand back on his corpse -- which is in fact a Batman Gambit, and releases a (semi-)powerful lich against you and the rest of the town/world etc.
** *** A subversion is also shown throughout the later Dark Brotherhood quests, as the player believes that they are killing targets, when in actual fact they are systematically killing off all the Higher-Ups of the Brotherhood. 'Well done Hero, Nice hero, nice job killing our leader'. But It turns out that the Night Mother knew about the plot all along, but she figured that if the her Black Hand members weren't smart enough to weed out the traitor in their own ranks, they didn't deserve to live anyway.
5th Mar '17 5:13:46 PM nombretomado
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* An extremely common way of ensuring yourself a sequel. One example is ''DungeonSiege 2''.

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* An extremely common way of ensuring yourself a sequel. One example is ''DungeonSiege 2''.''VideoGame/DungeonSiegeII''.
28th Feb '17 11:23:46 AM KnightSpark
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* ''inFAMOUS 2'': During an attack on the Militia, Cole rescues Kuo from a hidden underground chamber, where she transformed into an Artificial Conduit. He uses his powers to free her from her bonds, but in doing so, he awakened the now superpowered Vermakk 88, letting loose through out New Marais. And as he rode the elevator with Kuo in his arms, Cole wonders if [[LampshadeHanging he had overdone it a bit]].
1st Feb '17 7:39:41 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer]] does everything to further the villain's plans. Where to begin? [[spoiler:Releasing Elizabeth Greene would cause the virus to spread further, collecting the genetic material for the supposed cure turns out to be a parasite for him to be injected, and helping Cross, who is the Supreme Hunter in disguise, get to Randall]].

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* [[VideoGame/{{Prototype}} Alex Mercer]] Mercer from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' does everything to further the villain's plans. Where to begin? [[spoiler:Releasing Elizabeth Greene would cause the virus to spread further, collecting the genetic material for the supposed cure turns out to be a parasite for him to be injected, and helping Cross, who is the Supreme Hunter in disguise, get to Randall]].
23rd Jan '17 8:08:01 PM TropesForever
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* In ''VideoGame/ '', you join the White Mantle and help them located gifted people... only to find out they're using them as human sacrifices. You then gain the power to combat the Mantle and their gods by allying with others... only to have your allies [[SealedEvilInACan release something worse to kill the gods]]. And then, in finally ending the situation, you cause a volcano to explode.

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* In ''VideoGame/ '', ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', you join the White Mantle and help them located gifted people... only to find out they're using them as human sacrifices. You then gain the power to combat the Mantle and their gods by allying with others... only to have your allies [[SealedEvilInACan release something worse to kill the gods]]. And then, in finally ending the situation, you cause a volcano to explode.
23rd Dec '16 3:58:33 PM Andele3025
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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', you join the White Mantle and help them located gifted people... only to find out they're using them as human sacrifices. You then gain the power to combat the Mantle and their gods by allying with others... only to have your allies [[SealedEvilInACan release something worse to kill the gods]]. And then, in finally ending the situation, you cause a volcano to explode.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', ''VideoGame/ '', you join the White Mantle and help them located gifted people... only to find out they're using them as human sacrifices. You then gain the power to combat the Mantle and their gods by allying with others... only to have your allies [[SealedEvilInACan release something worse to kill the gods]]. And then, in finally ending the situation, you cause a volcano to explode.



** Not to mention when you free Palawa Joko, since he's going to conquer the place about half a century after Nightfall takes place (as revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual The Movement of the World]], an article about [=GW2=]). And seeing as the first thing he does after honoring your bargain is to start rebuilding his armies, you ''know'' what he's going to do.

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** Not to mention when you free Palawa Joko, since he's going to conquer the place about half a century after Nightfall takes place (as revealed in [[AllThereInTheManual The Movement of the World]], an article about [=GW2=]).[= =]). And seeing as the first thing he does after honoring your bargain is to start rebuilding his armies, you ''know'' what he's going to do.



** Well Arthas, it seems trading your soul for power to get revenge and save your kingdom turned out to be less of an awesome idea than it seemed. Especially since Mal'Ganis didn't actually die.

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** Well Arthas, it seems trading your soul for power to get revenge and save your kingdom turned out to be less of an awesome idea than it seemed. Especially since Mal'Ganis didn't actually die.Made even worse with chain retcons which made any success he did do void (Dreadlords die when their souls are destroyed, Frostmourne did just that).
10th Dec '16 6:36:41 PM nombretomado
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* In the 2007 {{Conan|TheBarbarian}} game, the title character broke the seal statue that imprisons the BigBad Graven at the beginning of the game and the hero has to stop him throughout the whole game.

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* In the 2007 {{Conan|TheBarbarian}} ''VideoGame/{{Conan}}'' game, the title character broke the seal statue that imprisons the BigBad Graven at the beginning of the game and the hero has to stop him throughout the whole game.
25th Nov '16 7:52:24 PM kome360
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** And this continues in Knights of the Fallen Empire, when you killing the Emperor (or distracting him long enough to get backstabbed) means his jealous, daddy-issues son takes over and turns the Zakuul Empire into a galaxy-ruling hellhole. The majority of Zakuul calls your character out for assisting in a coup d'état that replaced their God Emperor with TheCaligula that ''glassed six hive planets as an interrogation tactic''. You can usually say in defense (to their denial) that their "benevolent" emperor is actually a soul-devouring galaxy-destroying EldritchAbomination, but then you break it even ''further'' when [[spoiler:Scorpio betrays you, hacks her way into the eternal throne, effectively giving her command of the legendary Zakuul battleship fleet, and literally gives all of Zakuul's non-battleship policies to Arcann's even more psychotic little sister Vailyn]].
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