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18th Aug '16 6:55:09 PM DarkHunter
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** Surprisingly, in one case we find out that he ''wasn't'' lying: The Illusive Man wasn't responsible for what happened to Subject Zero/Jack, as you learn from the security logs on Pragia that the staff were hiding their actions from The Illusive Man, going outside their parameters, and feared what he would do if he found out.

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** Surprisingly, in one case we find out that he ''wasn't'' lying: The Illusive Man wasn't responsible for what happened to Subject Zero/Jack, as you learn from the security logs on Pragia that the staff were hiding their actions from The Illusive Man, going outside their parameters, and feared what he would do if he found out. Though whether the Illusive Man objected out of moral qualms or just because the whole incident ended with an incredibly powerful biotic out for Cerberus's blood is an open question.
5th Jul '16 9:05:41 PM tsukixkumori
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* K's route in ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has Dio, who claims that while [[spoiler:he killed the old woman they discovered at the beginning of the game,]] he wasn't responsible for Luna and Alice's deaths. [[spoiler:Turns out, he was telling the truth.]]
5th May '16 8:30:46 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' everyone refers to how the [[LaResistance Golden Path]] leader Mohan Ghale as being killed by [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]], and it's not an unreasonable assumption since the two were enemies. Min for his part doesn't seem all that interested in correcting people, and it's only at the end of the game that the truth comes out: [[spoiler:Min was involved, but only peripherally. Ghale was actually killed by his own wife, Ishwari, after Ghale [[WouldHurtAChild murdered Ishwari's baby daughter with Min]], at which point Ishwari took her son Ajay and fled to the United States]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' everyone refers to how the [[LaResistance Golden Path]] leader Mohan Ghale as being was killed by [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]], and it's not an unreasonable assumption since the two were enemies. Min for his part doesn't seem all that interested in correcting people, and it's only at the end of the game that the truth comes out: [[spoiler:Min was involved, but only peripherally. Ghale was actually killed by his own wife, Ishwari, after Ghale [[WouldHurtAChild murdered Ishwari's baby daughter with Min]], at which point Lakshmana]] after Ghale found out that his plan to have his wife serve as a HoneyTrap spy on Min [[GoneHorriblyRight went too well]] and she genuinely fell for him and had a child. After killing her husband Ishwari took her son Ajay and fled to the United States]].States, and the plot is kickstarted by Ajay wanting to fulfill his mother's dying request to have her ashes placed with Lakshmana's]].
5th May '16 4:31:04 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' everyone refers to how the [[LaResistance Golden Path]] leader Mohan Ghale as being killed by [[TheCaligula Pagan Min]], and it's not an unreasonable assumption since the two were enemies. Min for his part doesn't seem all that interested in correcting people, and it's only at the end of the game that the truth comes out: [[spoiler:Min was involved, but only peripherally. Ghale was actually killed by his own wife, Ishwari, after Ghale [[WouldHurtAChild murdered Ishwari's baby daughter with Min]], at which point Ishwari took her son Ajay and fled to the United States]].
18th Mar '16 3:05:45 PM WaserWifle
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* At one point during the main quest of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Delphine suspects the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]] are behind the recent reappearance of dragons. In search of information, the Dragonborn infiltrates a party being held by Thalmor diplomats, causes a good bit of havoc and death and finds that no, the Thalmor aren't responsible at all, and are in fact conducting their own investigation to see what's going on (and to find out if someone's trying to use the dragons against ''them'').

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* At one point during the main quest of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Delphine suspects the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]] are behind the recent reappearance of dragons. In search of information, the Dragonborn infiltrates a party being held by Thalmor diplomats, causes a good bit of havoc and death and finds that no, the Thalmor aren't responsible at all, and are in fact conducting their own investigation to see what's going on (and to find out if someone's trying to use the dragons against ''them''). In fact, they believe that the Blades are responsible. Delphine Lampshades this when you tell her.
23rd Feb '16 5:41:51 PM DarkHunter
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** Whenever the human supremacist organization Cerberus is caught doing something particularly nasty, the Illusive Man will usually respond with the excuse that it was a rogue cell in the organization operating without his approval. Almost nobody ever believes this. However, in the third game, when a Cerberus force is found wantonly slaughtering human refugees, Hackett notes that the Alliance is, for once, inclined to believe him. The Illusive Man is very much a [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Villain]]: he only does something if he thinks he will gain something from it, and killing off fleeing human refugees is of no benefit to him. This particular incident is actually [[spoiler: never discussed again, but plot developments much later in the game make it likely that the Illusive Man is indeed responsible for it.]]
*** Also, The Illusive Man surprisingly wasn't responsible for what happened to Subject Zero/Jack, as you learn from the security logs on Pragia that the staff were hiding their actions from The Illusive Man, going outside their parameters, and feared what he would do if he found out.

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** Whenever the human supremacist organization Cerberus is caught doing something particularly nasty, the Illusive Man will usually respond with the excuse that it was a rogue cell in the organization operating without his approval. Almost nobody ever believes this. However, in the third game, when a Cerberus force is found wantonly slaughtering human refugees, Hackett notes that the Alliance is, for once, inclined to believe him. The Illusive Man is very much a [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Villain]]: he only does something if he thinks he will gain something from it, and killing off fleeing human refugees is of no benefit to him. This particular incident is actually [[spoiler: never discussed again, but plot developments much later him.
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in the game make it likely one case we find out that the Illusive Man is indeed responsible for it.]]
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he ''wasn't'' lying: The Illusive Man surprisingly wasn't responsible for what happened to Subject Zero/Jack, as you learn from the security logs on Pragia that the staff were hiding their actions from The Illusive Man, going outside their parameters, and feared what he would do if he found out.
22nd Feb '16 6:16:51 AM TheWanderer
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* Inverted with the Al-Bhed in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''. The CorruptChurch that rules much of the world frequently uses the Al-Bhed as TheScapegoat for anything and everything that goes wrong. So when you hear rumors of summoners disappearing and reports that the Al-Bhed may be responsible, it's easy to assume that it's another piece of propaganda. Soon after, however, you learn that it's true, although the reasons why the Al-Bhed are doing it, (to stop a SenselessSacrifice) aren't immediately clear.
16th Jan '16 2:56:39 AM Vir
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* In VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}, [[spoiler: Genocider Syo is both a SerialKiller ''and'' Touko Fukawa's SplitPersonality]]. However [[spoiler: she did '''not''' muder Chihiro Fujisaki and then creepily crucify their lifeless body, despite how the evidence ''does'' point out at her. It ultimately turns out that it was Togami's doing, as he knows who the real killer is but has an ulterior motive.]] It gets lamsphaded by Ishimaru.

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* In VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}, ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'', [[spoiler: Genocider Syo is both a SerialKiller ''and'' Touko Fukawa's SplitPersonality]]. However [[spoiler: she did '''not''' muder Chihiro Fujisaki and then creepily crucify their lifeless body, despite how the evidence ''does'' point out at her. It ultimately turns out that it was Togami's doing, as he knows who the real killer is but has an ulterior motive.]] It gets lamsphaded by Ishimaru.



* In ''Videogame/KidIcarusUprising'', [[spoiler:Hades]] does this twice in the story, stating that he had nothing to do with the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Aurum]] (and he even [[EnemyMine joins in on the fight against them]]) and later showing up when Pit is dealing with the [[spoiler:Chaos Kin]] just to say that he also had nothing to do with this as even he had no way of controlling it.

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* In ''Videogame/KidIcarusUprising'', ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', [[spoiler:Hades]] does this twice in the story, stating that he had nothing to do with the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Aurum]] (and he even [[EnemyMine joins in on the fight against them]]) and later showing up when Pit is dealing with the [[spoiler:Chaos Kin]] just to say that he also had nothing to do with this as even he had no way of controlling it.



* At one point during the main quest of VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim, [[spoiler:Delphine]] suspects the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]] are behind the recent reappearance of dragons. In search of information, the Dragonborn infiltrates a party being held by Thalmor diplomats, causes a good bit of havoc and death and finds that no, the Thalmor aren't responsible at all, and are in fact conducting their own investigation to see what's going on (and to find out if someone's trying to use the dragons against ''them'').

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* At one point during the main quest of VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim, [[spoiler:Delphine]] ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Delphine suspects the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Thal]][[ANaziByAnyOtherName mor]] are behind the recent reappearance of dragons. In search of information, the Dragonborn infiltrates a party being held by Thalmor diplomats, causes a good bit of havoc and death and finds that no, the Thalmor aren't responsible at all, and are in fact conducting their own investigation to see what's going on (and to find out if someone's trying to use the dragons against ''them'').



* The animatronics throughout the ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series act homicidal due to the actions of the [[SerialKiller Purple]] [[WouldHurtAChild Man]], either in part or (as is the case with [[spoiler:Springtrap from the [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 third game]]]]) in whole. This isn't the case with the [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 fourth game's]] Nightmare animatronics - how they came to be had nothing to do with anything he did.

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* The animatronics throughout the ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' series act homicidal due to the actions of the [[SerialKiller Purple]] [[WouldHurtAChild Man]], either in part or (as is the case with [[spoiler:Springtrap from the [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys3 third game]]]]) in whole. This isn't the case with the [[Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys4 fourth game's]] Nightmare animatronics - how they came to be had nothing to do with anything he did.
16th Jan '16 2:55:03 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: The Game'', Bender says this when they find the ship badly damaged. It turns out that [[spoiler:[[StableTimeLoop he (as well as Fry and Leela) ''did'' do it]].]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}: The Game'', Bender says this when they find the ship badly damaged. It turns out that [[spoiler:[[StableTimeLoop he (as well as Fry and Leela) ''did'' Leela)]] ''[[StableTimeLoop did]]'' [[StableTimeLoop do it]].]]
16th Jan '16 2:52:50 AM Vir
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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} often goes after King Dedede for whatever evil plot is going on, whether or not Dedede had anything to do with it. Indeed, in '''most''' games, he either '''doesn't''' have anything to do with it, is trying to '''fix''' it, or is being controlled by another entity, bringing up the question of why Kirby is so insistent that everything is his fault. Dedede is the champion of this trope. Let's look at the list of times he's the actual villain:

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* Franchise/{{Kirby}} often goes after King Dedede for whatever evil plot is going on, whether or not Dedede had anything to do with it. Indeed, in '''most''' most games, he either '''doesn't''' doesn't have anything to do with it, is trying to '''fix''' fix it, or is being controlled by another entity, bringing up the question of why Kirby is so insistent that everything is his fault. Dedede is the champion of this trope. Let's look at the list of times he's the actual villain:



** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' "Spring Breeze" (1996), a remake of Kirby's Dream Land. Okay, well he obviously has to be causing trouble again. And he does, eventually, in...
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' "Revenge of the King" ('''2008'''), ''another'' remake of Kirby's Dream Land. And his defeat is unambiguously played as a tragedy.

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** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' "Spring Breeze" (1996), a remake of Kirby's ''Kirby's Dream Land.Land''. Okay, well he obviously has to be causing trouble again. And he does, eventually, in...
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' "Revenge of the King" ('''2008'''), (2008), ''another'' remake of Kirby's ''Kirby's Dream Land.Land''. And his defeat is unambiguously played as a tragedy.
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