History NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished / VideoGames

6th Jan '17 1:06:36 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* So at the beginning of ''{{Singularity}}'', an unstable time warp sends you back to 1955, right into the midst of a burning building and dying Soviet scientists. You find one man running for his life, only for the floor to collapse beneath him. Naturally, you grab his hand and carry him to safety. Oh, the catch? Turns out Dr. Demichev had cruelty to rival Stalin and because you saved him, the project he was working on went further than it ever had in the original history, giving him fantastic weapons that allowed him to take over the world. [[spoiler:And the only way to undo it is to go back in time and kill yourself. If you do so, it causes a SnapBack to the beginning of the game so you don't technically die... then you find out you're in an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union ''still'' rules the world, albeit with a (hopefully) much more benevolent person in charge.]]

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* So at the beginning of ''{{Singularity}}'', ''{{VideoGame/Singularity}}'', an unstable time warp sends you back to 1955, right into the midst of a burning building and dying Soviet scientists. You find one man running for his life, only for the floor to collapse beneath him. Naturally, you grab his hand and carry him to safety. Oh, the catch? Turns out Dr. Demichev had cruelty to rival Stalin and because you saved him, the project he was working on went further than it ever had in the original history, giving him fantastic weapons that allowed him to take over the world. [[spoiler:And the only way to undo it is to go back in time and kill yourself. If you do so, it causes a SnapBack to the beginning of the game so you don't technically die... then you find out you're in an alternate timeline where the Soviet Union ''still'' rules the world, albeit with a (hopefully) much more benevolent person in charge.]]
25th Nov '16 6:50:01 PM infernape612
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* This becomes unintentionally invoked in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. Throughout the game, you're given chances to aid humanity in defeating the Black Arms or assist in the Black Arms invasion by doing certain things like healing respective troops and destroying property belonging to the respective factions. Doing so has benefits that come with it (You can usually tear through things faster than avoiding them, enemies you've healed won't attack you and stop doing CollisionDamage, all of your work raises the Hero or Dark gauge.) but doing so does NOT affect the reaction of others in the stage, meaning that even if you've healed everyone you've come across thus far and ran out of ammo in your HealingShiv, you'll still be getting shot at by that [[EliteMook Hot Shot mech or Black Oak fighter]] as if you never did anything. Additionally, seeing as this is a SonicTheHedgehog game, You'll have to use enemies as stepping stone frequently, with said enemies being whatever the dominant force of the stage is. Lampshaded by Sonic, who points out that [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption they'll need to use a few of G.U.N's robots as stepping stones across a chasm to continue on]], even though doing so will [[PrecisionFStrike piss off]] G.U.N [[HypocriticalHumor and then turns right around and]] [[WhatTheHellHero chews Shadow out for doing exactly what Sonic suggested.]]

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* This becomes unintentionally invoked in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. Throughout the game, you're given chances to aid humanity in defeating the Black Arms or assist in the Black Arms invasion by doing certain things like healing respective troops and destroying property belonging to the respective factions. Doing so has benefits that come with it (You can usually tear through things faster than avoiding them, enemies you've healed won't attack you and stop doing CollisionDamage, all of your work raises the Hero or Dark gauge.) but doing so does NOT affect the reaction of others in the stage, meaning that even if you've healed everyone you've come across thus far and ran out of ammo in your HealingShiv, you'll still be getting shot at by that [[EliteMook Hot Shot mech or Black Oak fighter]] as if you never did anything. Additionally, seeing as this is a SonicTheHedgehog game, You'll you'll have to use enemies as stepping stone frequently, with said enemies being whatever the dominant force of the stage is. Lampshaded by Sonic, who points out that [[CrueltyIsTheOnlyOption they'll need to use a few of G.U.N's robots as stepping stones across a chasm to continue on]], even though doing so will [[PrecisionFStrike piss off]] G.U.N [[HypocriticalHumor and then turns right around and]] [[WhatTheHellHero chews Shadow out for doing exactly what Sonic suggested.]]
25th Nov '16 6:47:45 PM infernape612
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*** Did you [[spoiler: leave Admiral Koris behind to rescue his team For the good of the many and according to his wish]]? Minus point for peace here.

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*** Did you [[spoiler: leave Admiral Koris behind to rescue his team For for the good of the many and according to his wish]]? Minus point for peace here.
22nd Nov '16 6:23:57 AM ashlay
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** In ''Fate/Zero'' the only thing [[spoiler:Kayneth]] did which could be considered an act of kindness--[[spoiler:giving up at the Grail War (with it his only chance to restore his pride and damaged body) to save his fiancee's life]]--gets him killed immediately after.

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** In ''Fate/Zero'' ''LightNovel/FateZero'' the only thing [[spoiler:Kayneth]] did which could be considered an act of kindness--[[spoiler:giving up at the Grail War (with it his only chance to restore his pride and damaged body) to save his fiancee's life]]--gets him killed immediately after.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': A piece of multiple party members' backstories:
** The Protagonist attempts to help a screaming being assaulted by her drunk boss, only for the boss to fall over in his drunkeness, then convince the woman to blame ''you'' for "attacking him," just so the illicit activities they're both involved in won't come to light. You end up on probation for a year as a result, while the molester walks away scott free.
** Prior to the start of the story, Ryuji Sakamoto slugged EvilTeacher Suguru Kamoshida for abusing himself and his fellow track teammates. Kamoshida used this as an excuse to get the Track Club disbanded, and Ryuji's teammates [[AllTheOtherReindeer ended up blaming him for it.]]
22nd Oct '16 4:55:08 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [[spoilers:The Warriors of Darkness, a group of adventurers who were heroes back in their own world. They were tasked with defeating the evil that was plaguing their world to drive back the darkness and they fought on until the darkness was compeltely vanquished. This caused the world to be flooded in pure light since said light was now unopposed and given enough time, it would destroy the world completely. This is reflected with Arbert's anguish when he tells the player character of his party's tragic tale and even outright says that they did everything that was asked of them and they still lost their home world.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [[spoilers:The [[spoiler:The Warriors of Darkness, a group of adventurers who were heroes back in their own world. They were tasked with defeating the evil that was plaguing their world to drive back the darkness and they fought on until the darkness was compeltely vanquished. This caused the world to be flooded in pure light since said light was now unopposed and given enough time, it would destroy the world completely. This is reflected with Arbert's anguish when he tells the player character of his party's tragic tale and even outright says that they did everything that was asked of them and they still lost their home world.]]
22nd Oct '16 4:54:41 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' has [[spoilers:The Warriors of Darkness, a group of adventurers who were heroes back in their own world. They were tasked with defeating the evil that was plaguing their world to drive back the darkness and they fought on until the darkness was compeltely vanquished. This caused the world to be flooded in pure light since said light was now unopposed and given enough time, it would destroy the world completely. This is reflected with Arbert's anguish when he tells the player character of his party's tragic tale and even outright says that they did everything that was asked of them and they still lost their home world.]]
25th Sep '16 8:13:35 PM HyperKunoichi
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it's revealed that, before the events of the game, the protagonist tried to stop a drunk man from sexually harassing a woman. During the altercation, the man lost his balance and fell, hitting his head in the process. After the fact, said man turned out to be highly influential politician, who then used his connections to have the protagonist arrested, falsely accused of assault, and put on probation. Ultimately, he was expelled from his school and forced to transfer to not only another schools, but move out of his home.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it's revealed that, before the events of the game, the protagonist tried to stop a drunk man from sexually harassing a woman. During the altercation, the man lost his balance and fell, hitting his head in the process. After the fact, said man turned out to be highly influential politician, who then used his connections to have the protagonist arrested, falsely accused of assault, and put on probation. Ultimately, he was expelled from his school and forced to transfer to not only another schools, but school, and also had to move out of his home.
25th Sep '16 8:11:31 PM HyperKunoichi
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* Various trailers show the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' having been arrested and beaten, presumably at the beginning of the game. As it turns out, the ''reason'' he was arrested is that he picked a fight with a man who was molesting a woman.

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* Various trailers show In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', it's revealed that, before the events of the game, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' having been arrested tried to stop a drunk man from sexually harassing a woman. During the altercation, the man lost his balance and beaten, presumably at fell, hitting his head in the beginning of process. After the game. As it turns out, fact, said man turned out to be highly influential politician, who then used his connections to have the ''reason'' protagonist arrested, falsely accused of assault, and put on probation. Ultimately, he was arrested is that he picked a fight with a man who was molesting a woman.expelled from his school and forced to transfer to not only another schools, but move out of his home.
14th Sep '16 11:11:14 AM HyperKunoichi
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* Various trailers show the protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona5'' having been arrested and beaten, presumably at the beginning of the game. As it turns out, the ''reason'' he was arrested is that he picked a fight with a man who was molesting a woman.
2nd Aug '16 3:46:54 AM DarkHunter
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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' the "reward" for following through with the quest to link the First Flame is a horrible burning existence as the new Cinder. And it's doubtful how "good" this deed really is.
** This sort of thing happens a lot in Dark Souls, especially when it comes to the [=NPCs=].
*** Try to help Siegmeyer along his quest? He'll eventually either die trying to sacrifice himself for you or go hollow because you kept showing him up and made him lose faith in his own abilities as an adventurer. The latter option is particularly tragic, as he's the only hollowed NPC that you don't end up fighting. Instead, his own daughter is the one to kill him, and you encounter her standing over his corpse, having clearly crossed the DespairEventHorizon.
*** Tell Laurentius how you got more powerful pyromancies? He'll go hollow in Blighttown looking for Quelana, forcing you to kill him. Tragically, Quelana is only about ten feet away from him, but she has some kind of {{Glamor}} up that renders her invisible to everyone except those with a particularly strong gift for pyromancy. Apparently Laurentius didn't make the cut.
*** Help Lautrec out of his prison cell? He'll [[spoiler: murder the firekeeper and take her soul]].

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* In ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' the is fond of this trope:
** The
"reward" for following through with the quest to link the First Flame is a horrible burning existence as the new Cinder. And it's doubtful how "good" this deed really is.
** This sort of thing happens a lot in
is (are you really reviving the world and keeping the Dark Souls, especially when it comes to at bay, or are you just prolonging the [=NPCs=].
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world's suffering as it dies a slow, inevitable death?).
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Try to help Siegmeyer along his quest? He'll eventually either die trying to sacrifice himself for you or go hollow because you kept showing him up and made him lose faith in his own abilities as an adventurer. The latter option is particularly tragic, as he's the only hollowed NPC that you don't end up fighting. Instead, his own daughter is the one to kill him, and you encounter her standing over his corpse, having clearly crossed the DespairEventHorizon.
*** ** Tell Laurentius how you got more powerful pyromancies? He'll go hollow in Blighttown looking for Quelana, forcing you to kill him. Tragically, Quelana is only about ten feet away from him, but she has some kind of {{Glamor}} up that renders her invisible to everyone except those with a particularly strong gift for pyromancy. Apparently Laurentius didn't make the cut.
*** ** Help Lautrec out of his prison cell? He'll [[spoiler: murder the firekeeper and take her soul]].soul]].
* ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': In Aldia's Keep, you'll come across a terrified man locked in a magical cell. Release him and you'll discover that he is Navlaan, one of the most powerful sorcerers in the land and is either violently insane or possessed by a demon. He'll hunt you down and invade you repeatedly over the rest of the game.
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