History NiceJobBreakingItHero / VideoGames

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]].
25th Nov '16 7:37:24 PM kome360
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** Also, throwing Dalton into a dimensional rift. Against all odds, he levels up past ** and effectively conquers the world. Oops.
22nd Nov '16 10:41:56 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' has Odin tasking you with unsealing the "Ark", a {{MacGuffin}} that he claims will greatly benefit Flynn, the messiah of Tokyo and Mikado, if opened up. [[spoiler:You do so and...the Divine Powers are unsealed, kidnap Flynn, and decide to get in on the existing war between Merkabah and Lucifer. [[ButThouMust Not that saying no would've helped, as Dagda will force you to unseal it if you refuse.]]]] You are later ''[[WhatTheHellHero called the hell out]]'' on this [[spoiler:by the people of Tokyo and branded a traitor either way (Opened it of your own will? You shouldn't have messed with something you don't know about. Dagda made you do it? As his lackey, you're not worthy of the people's trust.), only given a second chance thanks to the generosity of [[BigGood Skins and Fujiwara]].]]
17th Nov '16 11:06:39 PM TheVictoryStar
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*''VideoGame/XenobladeChronicles''', MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. You know [[spoiler: Zanza? The nice giant unlocked the Monado's power to enable you to hurt sapient beings of the Bionis with the Monado? Turns out that wasn't really him, but Argus, who Zanza was possessing. Argus used to be a good friend of Egil, the Machina leader of the Mechonis. However, when Argus found the Monado, Zanza took control of him and used his body in order to wage war against the Mechonis. Later, you find out that Zanza has to habitally and cyclically exterminate all life in order to recreate the world they live in for Zanza's own personal gain so he can remain a god. You and your friends finally get to Egil, who has been leading all the Mechon to destroy life on Bionis, and you have him at swordpoint. However, you lay down your weapon and make peace with him. Just as you're about to shake his hand and help him up, one of Zanza's dogs, who HAPPENS TO BE YOUR ADOPTIVE FATHER, literally shoots you in the back and allows Zanza, who has been possessing you since you accidentally encountered the Monado at a young age, exits your body, effectively killing you. This allows Zanza to begin the Ceremony of Rebirth, which is basically the apocolypse. Not only did you trying to make peace with the Mechonis cause millions of lives on Bionis, but it also caused an entire race of people to turn into savage killing machines to aid Zanza in the apocolypse, as well as releasing Zanza in the first place and giving him two superweapons, the Monado of the Bionis and the Monado of the Mechonis. GREAT FUCKING JOB HERO.]]
8th Oct '16 8:02:35 AM Dravencour
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* A central theme in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', wherein the actions of the protagonist [[spoiler:make absolutely everything worse. In his attempts to be the hero, Capt. Martin Walker massacres countless American soldiers, launches a white phosphorous strike on civilians, and destroys the water supply. By the end of the game, he is bluntly told that everything would have been better if he had just stopped.]]

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* A central theme in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', wherein ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' could very well be called "Nice Job Breaking It Hero: The Game". Throughout the actions of the game, everything that protagonist [[spoiler:make Captain Martin Walker does [[spoiler:makes absolutely everything worse. In his attempts to be the a hero, Capt. Martin Walker massacres countless American soldiers, launches a white phosphorous phosphorus mortar strike on civilians, enemies and civilians alike with horrific results, and destroys the water supply.supply of Dubai, condemning the entire city and all its people to a slow death. By the end of the game, he is bluntly told that everything would have been better if he had just stopped.]]
26th Sep '16 9:48:57 AM Dechstreme
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has the player character fight against Garuda, a primal summoned by the Ixal beast tribe. The player defeats her, but the Ixal just prays harder and they cause Garuda to come back stronger than ever. The Ixal then slowly kill their Kobold and Amalj'aa hostages in order to cause them so much pain that they would summon their own primals (Ifrit and Titan) out of desperation and fear so that Garuda can absorb their power. After all three primals are present, your companions pull an OhCrap moment as they now have to deal with ''three'' primals. Of course, things only get worse when TheEmpire shows up; [[spoiler:Ultima Weapon shows up and the empire uses it to curbstomp the primals and absorb them to fully power up the ancient weapon. Naturally, you're tasked to stop it.]]
11th Sep '16 9:45:26 AM rixion
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* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad: Twilight of the Spirits'' has a very annoying example. [[spoiler:The guy whose life you saved at the beginning? The one you get a GameOver if you don't save? Who then helps you out on your quest? Turns out he's the BigBad all along, and all you've been doing the entire game with both of your parties was being the MacGuffinDeliveryService, just as he planned. He takes them all, and raises the evil fortress. The world would have been much better off if you had just let the guy die when he was helpless.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArcTheLad: Twilight of the Spirits'' ''VideoGame/ArcTheLadTwilightOfTheSpirits'' has a very annoying example. [[spoiler:The guy whose life you saved at the beginning? The one you get a GameOver if you don't save? Who then helps you out on your quest? Turns out he's the BigBad all along, and all you've been doing the entire game with both of your parties was being the MacGuffinDeliveryService, just as he planned. He takes them all, and raises the evil fortress. The world would have been much better off if you had just let the guy die when he was helpless.]]
10th Sep '16 11:09:08 PM WillBGood
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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', you're given a mission early in the game to make a certain pin popular. In the end, that turns out to be [[spoiler:the key to Kitaniji's plans for {{Instrumentality}}]]. And since you have to complete the missions or face erasure, you had no say in whether or not to do it.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'', you're given a mission early in the game to make a certain pin popular. In the end, that turns out to be [[spoiler:the key to Kitaniji's plans for {{Instrumentality}}]].AssimilationPlot]]. And since you have to complete the missions or face erasure, you had no say in whether or not to do it.
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