History NiceJobBreakingItHero / VideoGames

26th Aug '16 7:34:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The hero party in ''DeadIsland'' needs to find food for some of the remaining outposts of survivors, and the best place to get large quantities of food is the supermarket, but it's been taken over by bandits who have barricaded themselves inside. A sewer tunnel connects one of the outposts to the supermarket and is the only way in, and the only way to get the guard of that entrance to let them pass is to give him alcohol. In hindsight, maybe letting the only guard on duty get drunk was a colossally stupid idea.

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* The hero party in ''DeadIsland'' ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' needs to find food for some of the remaining outposts of survivors, and the best place to get large quantities of food is the supermarket, but it's been taken over by bandits who have barricaded themselves inside. A sewer tunnel connects one of the outposts to the supermarket and is the only way in, and the only way to get the guard of that entrance to let them pass is to give him alcohol. In hindsight, maybe letting the only guard on duty get drunk was a colossally stupid idea.



* Rolf's actions in ''PhantasyStarII'' end up the case of doing things ''too well'' they go out of control.

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* Rolf's actions in ''PhantasyStarII'' ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarII'' end up the case of doing things ''too well'' they go out of control.
15th Aug '16 8:51:54 PM contrafanxxx
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* In Chapter 13 of ''[[VideoGame/ProjectXZone Project X Zone 2]]'', you find yourself at the [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Fetus of God]] and start hearing a voice calling for help and has only 8 minutes before he's absorbed into the dimension. Upon freeing the captive, it turns out to be none other than Lord Raptor, who had nothing left but a head after his defeat in the first game.
11th Aug '16 5:36:56 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, when one of the Halo weapons is activated, and then deactivated prior to firing, it causes all other Halos in the galaxy to go active and on standby, whereupon a single command from the Ark command center will fire them all, effectively ending all life in the known universe. Whoops, indeed.
** In ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', as the Arbiter, you are sent to kill a "traitor" who has, in fact, seen that what the prophets seek is, indeed, [[spoiler:the triggering of the Halo rings and the destruction of all life.]]
*** Made even worse in Halo 2: Anniversary's terminals, where the traitor in question is revealed to have a great deal of respect for Thel Vadamee (The Arbiter, before he obtained that rank) and planned to inform him of the Halo's purpose. He also mentions to 343GS that his 'heresy' is the kind of thing that Arbiters are made to deal with, and that Thel would have been a major candidate for such a role. He was right.
*** And then later in the game, capturing Sgt. Johnson and Commander Keyes, [[spoiler:since only Humans can activate the Rings, thus giving the Covenant exactly what they needed to trigger the Halo rings and cause the destruction of all life.]]
** Master Chief almost has his own NiceJobBreakingItHero moment in the first game -- helping 343 Guilty Spark retrieve the Index and prep Halo 04 for firing, assuming it would kill the Flood rather than ''everything else''. Luckily, Cortana is on hand to stop the process and clue the Chief in.
** The novel ''Cryptum'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Flood originated when humanity's ancient, more advanced predecessors found automated supply ships full of an unknown powder, which turned out to be genetic material. They injected this genetic material into their domestic animals, including a species called the Pheru, and it seemed harmless. A few generations later, the Flood as we know them started to appear. And since humans ate Pheru, they were infected as well. Attempts to contain the Flood bought them into contact with the Forerunner, who smacked them down back to the pre-tech level humans think they started at. And, it's implied they destroyed all knowledge of the Flood cure they had developed just to spit in the eye of the Forerunner. The Flood proceed to nearly destroy the galaxy.]]
** In the Kilo Five novels, ONI has been forming dissent among the Elites to ensure that the Elites won't be a threat to the UNSC. But their actions have resulted in creating more forces who will join the Storm Covenant in fulfilling the Diadact's goal in eradicating humanity.

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* In the ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' series, when one of the Halo weapons is activated, and then deactivated prior to firing, it causes all other Halos in the galaxy to go active and on standby, whereupon a single command from the Ark command center will fire them all, effectively ending all life in the known universe. Whoops, indeed.
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** In ''{{VideoGame/Halo 2}}'', as the Arbiter, you are sent to kill a "traitor" who has, has in fact, fact seen that what the prophets Prophets seek is, indeed, [[spoiler:the triggering of will actually just trigger the Halo rings and to destroy all sentient life in the destruction of all life.]]
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*** Made even worse in Halo ''Halo 2: Anniversary's Anniversary''[='s=] terminals, where the traitor in question is revealed to have had a great deal of respect for Thel Vadamee (The Arbiter, before he obtained that rank) 'Vadamee (the Arbiter in question) and planned to inform him of the Halo's Halos' purpose. He also mentions mentioned to 343GS that his 'heresy' is the kind of thing that Arbiters are made to deal with, and that Thel would have been be a major candidate for such a role. He was right.
*** And then later in the game, capturing the Arbiter captures Sgt. Johnson and Commander Keyes, Keyes; [[spoiler:since only Humans humans can activate the Rings, thus giving the Arbiter just gave the Covenant exactly what they needed need to trigger the Halo rings and cause the destruction of all life.]]
** Master Chief almost has his own NiceJobBreakingItHero moment in the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game game]] -- helping 343 Guilty Spark retrieve the Index and prep Halo 04 for firing, assuming it would kill the Flood rather than ''everything else''. Luckily, Cortana is on hand to stop the process and clue the Chief in.
** In ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', Chief and Cortana use what they think is a Forerunner signal relay in order to warn the UNSC ''Infinity''. In fact, it's actually the Cryptum [[SealedEvilInACan the Didact was sealed into to prevent him from destroying humanity]]. And they just released him.
** The novel ''Cryptum'' ''VideoGame/HaloCryptum'' reveals that [[spoiler:the Flood originated began to spread when humanity's ancient, more advanced predecessors ancestors found automated supply ships full of an unknown powder, which turned out to be genetic material. They injected this genetic material into their domestic animals, including a species called the Pheru, and it seemed harmless. A few generations later, the Flood as we know them started to appear. And since humans ate Pheru, they were infected as well. Attempts to contain the Flood bought them the humanity into contact with the Forerunner, Forerunners, who smacked them down back to the pre-tech level modern humans think they started at. And, And it's implied they humanity destroyed all their knowledge of the Flood cure they had developed just to spit in the eye of the Forerunner.Forerunners. The Flood proceed to nearly destroy the galaxy.]]
** In the Kilo Five novels, ''Kilo-Five'' novels ''Literature/HaloGlasslands'' and ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar'', it's shown that ONI has been forming dissent among the Elites to ensure that the Elites won't be a threat to the UNSC. But their actions have resulted in creating more forces the formation of powerful Covenant remnants who will seek to destroy humanity, many of whom join the Storm Covenant Didact in fulfilling the Diadact's goal in eradicating humanity.''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.
5th Aug '16 10:12:33 AM longWriter
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** He has a bit of a problem with this. The ''Tresspasser'' DLC later reveals that [[spoiler: millennia ago, Solas created the Veil separating the Fade/Realm of Dreams from material reality, in order to seal away the Elvish Gods who would otherwise have destroyed the world. Turns out that in the context of a civilization whose technology, healthcare, and civil infrastructure was all rooted in use of and connection to the Fade, this was an ''insanely bad idea'', and the elves are ''still'' slaves and refugees reeling from it thousands of years later.]] Naturally, he plans on doing something to correct this, since he is rightfully horrified by the ramifications of his actions... and freely acknowledges that correcting his previous "nice job breaking it hero" error will ''also'' ruin everything, destroying the current civilization and populace. Dread Wolf, ''please'' just StopHelpingMe.

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** He has a bit of a problem with this. The ''Tresspasser'' DLC later reveals that [[spoiler: millennia ago, Solas created the Veil separating the Fade/Realm of Dreams from material reality, in order to seal away the Elvish Gods who would otherwise have destroyed the world. Turns out that in the context of a civilization whose technology, healthcare, and civil infrastructure was all rooted in use of and connection to the Fade, this was an ''insanely bad idea'', and the elves are ''still'' slaves and refugees reeling from it thousands of years later.]] Naturally, he plans on doing something to correct this, since he is rightfully horrified by the ramifications of his actions... and freely acknowledges that correcting his previous "nice job breaking it hero" error will ''also'' ruin everything, destroying the current civilization and populace. Dread Wolf, ''please'' just StopHelpingMe.[[UnwantedAssistance stop trying to help]]!
31st Jul '16 2:19:45 PM Steven
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*** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' has one with [[spoiler: Hanzo, Scorpion's humanized form. The Earthrealm heroes successfully capture Quan Chi and are about to take him in for interrogation, but Hanzo decides to extract revenge on him instead. Hanzo gets into a fight with Sonya just because she was barring his path and once he defeats her, he proceeds to beat the crap out of Quan Chi before killing him. Unknown to Hanzo, Quan Chi was the only person who could bring back the heroes killed from the previous game in their human form. With Quan Chi dead, said heroes are now doomed to be revenants forever. Hope that revenge was worth it, Hanzo!]]
29th Jul '16 5:46:49 AM PokeMaster99999
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** In Metal Gear Solid V you are sent to destroy an oil pumping facility that has been leaking crude all over the place. Turns out [[spoiler:this was intentional, to be able to burn a whole infected village without raising much suspicion]]. This ends up bitting you back in the ass when your motherbase [[spoiler:gets infected with the disease because you fooled that containment plan]].



** In Metal Gear Solid V you are sent to destroy an oil pumping facility that has been leaking crude all over the place. Turns out [[spoiler:this was intentional, to be able to burn a whole infected village without raising much suspicion]]. This ends up bitting you back in the ass when your motherbase [[spoiler:gets infected with the disease because you fooled that containment plan]].
29th Jun '16 3:04:44 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/OneChance'' has this as the ''premise''. You assume the control of John Pilgrim, who had created a pathogen that wipes out cancer by eating the affected cells. Problem is, that the pathogen instead starts to wipe out every cell on the planet and causing mass extinction.
24th Jun '16 8:49:40 PM WillieManga
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** Said core was also allegedly the fluid catalytic cracking unit which made shoes for orphans, leading to GLaDOS literally saying this line. Okay, so it may not really have been that, but still a hillarious quote nonetheless.



** Ironically, when [=GLaDOS=] actually says this, it is not an example of the trope... it is said directly after you destroy one of her vital parts in the final boss battle. She feebly tries to convince you that "it made shoes for orphans".

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** Ironically, when [=GLaDOS=] actually says this, it is not an example of the trope... it is said directly after you destroy one of her vital parts in the final boss battle. She feebly tries to convince you that "it made shoes for orphans". Sure it was probably not true, but still a funny line regardless.
22nd Jun '16 6:47:45 PM Prometheus117
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* ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' is the story of five different heroes who ''completely and royally screw everything up''. Cornelius escapes the netherworld and allows [[spoiler:the evil and completely batshit insane undead King Valentine, who plans to bring about the end of the world]], to escape with him. Gwendolyn rescues her husband from the Queen of the Dead, [[spoiler:and by killing her sets free an insane, nearly-unstoppable undead monster to take control of the Underworld and attack the world of the living]]. Mercedes saves her kingdom by destroying the Demon King's most powerful weapon [[spoiler:that was made specifically to fight against the forces of the apocalypse]]. Oswald kills two of the last four dragons in the world, who might have been able to help, and in the process completely ruins Velvet's attempt at keeping the ring that can control the doomsday machine safe and out of anyone's hands. In their defense, there's a lot of BecauseDestinySaysSo involved.

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* ''VideoGame/OdinSphere'' is the story of five different heroes who ''completely and royally screw everything up''. Cornelius escapes the netherworld and allows [[spoiler:the evil and completely batshit insane undead King Valentine, who plans to bring about the end of the world]], to escape with him. Gwendolyn rescues her husband from the Queen of the Dead, [[spoiler:and by killing her inadvertently sets free an insane, nearly-unstoppable undead monster to take control of the Underworld and attack the world of the living]]. Mercedes saves her kingdom by destroying the Demon King's most powerful weapon [[spoiler:that was made specifically to fight against the forces of the apocalypse]]. Oswald kills two of the last four dragons in the world, who might have been able to help, and in the process completely ruins Velvet's attempt at keeping the ring that can control the doomsday machine safe and out of anyone's hands. Velvet goes through all the trouble of trying to stop Armageddon, but in failing to kill [[spoiler:Ingway after he uses the Darkova curse, she allows one of the Five Disasters of Armageddon to come into being which also causes the previously mentioned undead monster to eventually go on a rampage]]. In their defense, there's a lot of BecauseDestinySaysSo involved.
11th Jun '16 10:33:55 PM WillieManga
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