History NotSoDifferent / VideoGames

3rd Sep '16 6:29:08 PM Valiona
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* In ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', optional rebel character J has a less than rosy view of American society before ThoseWackyNazis took over with their DieselPunk, pointing out that the Nazi's actions are just the logical extreme of views on racial superiority and purity that were held by virtually every country in the 1930s, and that in particular America used to treat colored individuals like himself almost as bad as the Nazis treated Jews. To the point that, as a black man, the Nazi regime is pretty much a case of HereComesTheNewBoss. Player character B.J. Blascowicz, an American-born Polish Jew (who ironically looks like he stepped off of a Nazi propaganda poster about the Ubermench), doesn't take the comparison very well.

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* In ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', optional rebel character J has a less than rosy view of American society before ThoseWackyNazis took over with their DieselPunk, pointing out that the Nazi's Nazis' actions are just the logical extreme of views on racial superiority and purity that were held by virtually every country in the 1930s, and that in particular America used to treat colored individuals like himself almost as bad as the Nazis treated Jews. To the point that, as a black man, the Nazi regime is pretty much a case of HereComesTheNewBoss. Player character B.J. Blascowicz, an American-born Polish Jew (who ironically looks like he stepped off of a Nazi propaganda poster about the Ubermench), doesn't take the comparison very well.



* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Magnus and Ellegaard, despite their dislike of each other, are both [[{{Pride}} stubbornly proud]] of their achievements and difficult to get on the good side of. When they meet [[spoiler:the Wither Storm]], they both come to the same conclusions (the one you recruited realizes it's a threat they could never have imagined and decides to go at night, the one not recruited wants to wait til morning, and if you pick going out at night, the opposing party says that they're only going because you're a fan of the other).

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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Magnus and Ellegaard, despite their dislike of each other, are both [[{{Pride}} stubbornly proud]] of their achievements and difficult to get on the good side of. When they meet [[spoiler:the Wither Storm]], they both come to the same conclusions (the one you recruited realizes it's a threat they could never have imagined and decides to go at night, the one not recruited wants to wait til morning, and if you pick going out at night, the opposing party says that they're only going because you're a fan of the other).other).
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona3}}'', Yukari Takeba is initially on bad terms with her mother because Mrs. Takeba, devastated by losing her husband and Yukari's father, entered superficial relationships with many men. Through the course of Yukari's Social Link, as she becomes closer to the protagonist, she'll admit that she gradually has started to understand what it means to lose the one you love ([[LesYay which also goes for the female protagonist]]). In ''The Answer'', [[spoiler:Yukari's grief and desire to see the protagonist again cause her to be willing to go back in time and risk the end of the world just so there's a chance she could save it without him having to die]].
-->'''Yukari''': Deep down inside, I think (Mom) still misses Dad. It's hard to explain, but I realized this when you and I started going out, ([[FirstNameBasis First]] [[HelloInsertCharacterNameHere Name]])-kun. She couldn't handle it... Losing someone so important to her.
28th Aug '16 2:13:49 PM jroggs
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* ''VideoGame/DyingLight'' taunts the player for evil deeds they probably didn't even notice they were committing. Protagonist Kyle Crane meets a crooked politician who offers to help him escape the city and and give him a cut of his $25 million stash. When Crane asks if the money actually belongs to him, the politician brushes it off saying that the people it belonged to are zombies now, "... And besides, don't tell me you've never helped yourself to the wallet of a biter you killed." Err... maybe a few... [[spoiler: thousand...]]
13th Aug '16 2:12:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DirgeOfCerberus'' when Vincent [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales]] Azul the Cerulean ''on his own cannon'' by ''hurling'' it through his torso, Azul comments that Vincent, possessed by [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Chaos]], is an even more of a beast than ''he'' is.

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* In ''DirgeOfCerberus'' ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' when Vincent [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impales]] Azul the Cerulean ''on his own cannon'' by ''hurling'' it through his torso, Azul comments that Vincent, possessed by [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Chaos]], is an even more of a beast than ''he'' is.
5th Aug '16 12:30:31 PM 313Bluestreak
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** [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles the Dark]] is in a way a darker version of Shadow's ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' personality. Both are [[TheChessmasters chessmasters]] that played the desires of another to follow suit to their plans (Shadow to Eggman, Mephiles to Silver). Both desired revenge on humanity (especially those that experimented on them), though for Mephiles, revenge was only a side-motive. Both have planet-sized egos. And both nearly succeeded. Shadow's plan only failed because he decided he didn't want to go through with it; Mephiles' plan actually ''worked'' and the heroes had to really struggle to undo it.

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** [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles the Dark]] is in a way a darker version of Shadow's ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' personality. Both are [[TheChessmasters [[TheChessmaster chessmasters]] that played the desires of another to follow suit to their plans (Shadow to Eggman, Mephiles to Silver). Both desired revenge on humanity (especially those that experimented on them), though for Mephiles, revenge was only a side-motive. Both have planet-sized egos. And both nearly succeeded. Shadow's plan only failed because he decided he didn't want to go through with it; Mephiles' plan actually ''worked'' and the heroes had to really struggle to undo it.
5th Aug '16 12:29:57 PM 313Bluestreak
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* From the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, there is nowhere this trope is more present in than in the titular character and [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog.]] Shadow was unique among Sonic's rivals in that he was very similar to Sonic himself, excluding Metal Sonic who was an artificial construction deliberately designed after Sonic's image. Shadow is somewhat impatient and has [[SmugSuper quite the high opinion of himself]], and is one of the few characters who can keep up with Sonic's speed. Although they do differ in that Shadow is way more serious and introspective than [[MellowFellow Sonic.]] This was actually a point of conflict for the two in VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 (Shadow's debut) where Shadow incidentally frames Sonic for a crime due to their similarities; they then spend the rest of the game trying to one-up each other accusing the other of being a "faker."

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* From the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' series, there is nowhere this trope is more present in than in the titular character and [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog.]] Shadow was unique among Sonic's rivals in that he was very similar to Sonic himself, excluding Metal Sonic who was an artificial construction deliberately designed after Sonic's image. Shadow is somewhat impatient and has [[SmugSuper quite the high opinion of himself]], and is one of the few characters who can keep up with Sonic's speed. Although they do differ in that Shadow is way more serious and introspective than [[MellowFellow Sonic.]] This was actually a point of conflict for the two in VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' (Shadow's debut) where Shadow incidentally frames Sonic for a crime due to their similarities; they then spend the rest of the game trying to one-up each other accusing the other of being a "faker." "
** Sonic and Knuckles are depicted as having contrasting personalities - Sonic is laid-back and carefree while Knuckles is serious and short-tempered with the duty to guard the Master Emerald. What the two share is a sense of pride for certain things (Sonic with his speed while Knuckles with his guardianship and strength).
** [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles the Dark]] is in a way a darker version of Shadow's ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' personality. Both are [[TheChessmasters chessmasters]] that played the desires of another to follow suit to their plans (Shadow to Eggman, Mephiles to Silver). Both desired revenge on humanity (especially those that experimented on them), though for Mephiles, revenge was only a side-motive. Both have planet-sized egos. And both nearly succeeded. Shadow's plan only failed because he decided he didn't want to go through with it; Mephiles' plan actually ''worked'' and the heroes had to really struggle to undo it.
17th Jul '16 8:36:17 AM nombretomado
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* In ''AsurasWrath'', [[BloodKnight Augus]] claims this is true with him and Asura during the fight against him. Defied by Asura, [[spoiler:they couldn't be more different since Asura is actually fighting for someone he loves rather than for its own sake]] and ''that'' is what gives him the strength to defeat Augus in the end.

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* In ''AsurasWrath'', ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'', [[BloodKnight Augus]] claims this is true with him and Asura during the fight against him. Defied by Asura, [[spoiler:they couldn't be more different since Asura is actually fighting for someone he loves rather than for its own sake]] and ''that'' is what gives him the strength to defeat Augus in the end.
26th Jun '16 11:02:47 AM nombretomado
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* While it does depend on how you roleplay TheHero, your half-brother [[BigBad Sarevok]] in ''BaldursGate'' is implied to have several similarities to you. Perhaps the most damning evidence is [[spoiler:a vision in ''Throne of Bhaal'' which shows that, had your positions been reversed, you each would have ended up ''exactly like the other'']]. You can't fulfill this trope any more than that.

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* While it does depend on how you roleplay TheHero, your half-brother [[BigBad Sarevok]] in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' is implied to have several similarities to you. Perhaps the most damning evidence is [[spoiler:a vision in ''Throne of Bhaal'' which shows that, had your positions been reversed, you each would have ended up ''exactly like the other'']]. You can't fulfill this trope any more than that.
27th Apr '16 12:19:43 AM SmartGirl333
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**In a more meta sense, [[spoiler:at the end of a [[KillEmAll Genocide playthrough]], Flowey tells you his story. He has the power to SAVE and RESET just like you, and just like you he used it to find out [[OneHundredPercentCompletion every possible outcome]], without regard for the fact that all the characters are people with feelings. He befriended everyone, then reset and killed everyone. If you're reading that speech, you most likely did the same thing. Or you're watching someone else play, in which case...]]
--->'''Flowey:''' [[spoiler:At least we're better than those sickos who stand around and WATCH it happen...]]
--->'''Flowey:''' [[spoiler:Those pathetic people who want to see it, but are too weak to do it themselves.]]
--->'''Flowey:''' [[spoiler:I bet someone like that's watching right now, aren't they...?]]
10th Apr '16 7:26:36 AM IamTheCaligula
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** On the flip side, [[spoiler: [[{{jerkass}} Flowey the Flower]] tries to push you into accepting his philosophy, "In this world, it's KILL or BE KILLED" and, should you kill him at the end of the neutral path, his last words are a triumphant "I KNEW YOU HAD IT IN YOU."]] Conversely, if you choose to [[spoiler: show him mercy, despite everything that he has done and is threatening to do should you let him live, he'll have a VillainousBreakdown and run away. Fleeing is one of the options in the "mercy" menu, meaning you've made him accept your philosophy, that kill or be killed are never the only options.]]
8th Apr '16 2:55:32 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' employs the trope between monsters and humans. You're told that monsters and humans fought in a war long ago with the humans being the victors, thus one would assume the monsters were evil. You quickly find out that the monsters have a culture very similar to humans (use of the internet, celebrating Christmas, etc) and should you spare monsters instead of killing them, they can see that not all humans are bad and the two sides might be more similar than they think.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' employs the trope between monsters and humans. You're told that monsters and humans fought in a war long ago with the humans being the victors, thus one would assume the monsters were evil. You quickly find out that the monsters have a culture very similar to humans (use of the internet, celebrating Christmas, etc) and should you spare monsters instead of killing them, they can see that not all humans are bad and the two sides might be more similar than they think.think.
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': Magnus and Ellegaard, despite their dislike of each other, are both [[{{Pride}} stubbornly proud]] of their achievements and difficult to get on the good side of. When they meet [[spoiler:the Wither Storm]], they both come to the same conclusions (the one you recruited realizes it's a threat they could never have imagined and decides to go at night, the one not recruited wants to wait til morning, and if you pick going out at night, the opposing party says that they're only going because you're a fan of the other).
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