History ObfuscatingStupidity / VideoGames

16th Aug '16 2:27:46 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' has [[spoiler:George Woodman]] pull a few of these at later murder scenes. The character's actions are meant to either try to help the victim ([[spoiler:wanting to cut the wires that are holding up a barely-alive Becky]]) or the typical hotheaded reactions ([[spoiler:wrestling with Nick, trying to arrest him for Diane's murder]]), but ultimately result in making things worse. During TheReveal, the player realizes that all of that was done on purpose to actually bring about the deaths while looking like clumsy, well-meant accident.

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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' has ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''
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[[spoiler:George Woodman]] pull pulls a few of these at later murder scenes. The character's actions are meant to either try to help the victim ([[spoiler:wanting to cut the wires that are holding up a barely-alive Becky]]) or the typical hotheaded reactions ([[spoiler:wrestling with Nick, trying to arrest him for Diane's murder]]), but ultimately result in making things worse. During TheReveal, the player realizes that all of that was done on purpose to actually bring about the deaths while looking like clumsy, well-meant accident.accident.
** There's also [[spoiler:Forrest Kaysen]] who really plays up the entire jolly, helpful, yet bumbling person role. When the gig is up and [[spoiler:Forrest Kaysen]] is revealed to be pretty much the ManBehindTheMan, the charade is completely dropped.
16th Aug '16 2:09:19 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' has [[spoiler:George Woodman]] pull a few of these at later murder scenes. The character's actions are meant to either try to help the victim ([[spoiler:wanting to cut the wires that are holding up a barely-alive Becky]]) or the typical hotheaded reactions ([[spoiler:wrestling with Nick, trying to arrest him for Diane's murder]]), but ultimately result in making things worse. During TheReveal, the player realizes that all of that was done on purpose to actually bring about the deaths while looking like clumsy, well-meant accident.
23rd Jul '16 1:26:59 PM LentilSandEater
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** Though, then again, that happened '''AFTER''' his HesBack moment.
12th Jul '16 2:54:32 PM Quanyails
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* Letho, the Kingslayer, from VideoGame/TheWitcher2. He's a big, hulking [[DumbMuscle mountain of muscle who really doesn't look very smart]] and he uses this to his advantage like a true MagnificentBastard [[spoiler: as he manipulates the Scoia'tel and the Lodge of Sorceresses to aid him in slaying kings under the pretense that it would aid their own ends, when his actual goal is to make the Northern kingdoms descend into chaos so the Nilfgaardian empire could easily invade them]]:

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* Letho, the Kingslayer, from VideoGame/TheWitcher2.''VideoGame/TheWitcher2''. He's a big, hulking [[DumbMuscle mountain of muscle who really doesn't look very smart]] and he uses this to his advantage like a true MagnificentBastard [[spoiler: as he manipulates the Scoia'tel and the Lodge of Sorceresses to aid him in slaying kings under the pretense that it would aid their own ends, when his actual goal is to make the Northern kingdoms descend into chaos so the Nilfgaardian empire could easily invade them]]:
12th Jul '16 2:48:26 PM Quanyails
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* Double from VideoGame/MegaManX 4 is a portly rookie Maverick Hunter, who is shown falling over at times in the game's FMV. Despite his goofy appearance and clumsiness, [[spoiler:he is actually a fiercely powerful reploid in a fake body]]

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* Double from VideoGame/MegaManX 4 ''VideoGame/MegaManX 4'' is a portly rookie Maverick Hunter, who is shown falling over at times in the game's FMV. Despite his goofy appearance and clumsiness, [[spoiler:he is actually a fiercely powerful reploid in a fake body]]
6th Jul '16 8:17:58 PM Karxrida
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* Nowi from FireEmblemAwakening seems to be a ditzy, childish dragon girl and few more. But she's [[BadassAdorable pretty good at fighting]] and her childishness is at very least partially faked, as a part of her decision to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever handle how she wants to enjoy her immortal life]]. A pretty good example of this is [[spoiler: her being a TricksterMentor to her serious and bookish KidFromTheFuture Nah: knowing that her daughter doesn't take her seriously, Nowi pretends that she only wants to play with Nah, and helps her fix her fighting problems by training her through their "games"...]]

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* Nowi from FireEmblemAwakening ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' seems to be a ditzy, childish dragon girl and few more. But she's [[BadassAdorable pretty good at fighting]] and her childishness is at very least partially faked, as a part of her decision to [[WhoWantsToLiveForever handle how she wants to enjoy her immortal life]]. A pretty good example of this is [[spoiler: her being a TricksterMentor to her serious and bookish KidFromTheFuture Nah: knowing that her daughter doesn't take her seriously, Nowi pretends that she only wants to play with Nah, and helps her fix her fighting problems by training her through their "games"...]]
6th Jul '16 1:02:13 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTalosPrinciple'': Milton plays his cards close to his chest at first, not letting on his true level of intelligence for the first third or so of the game. For instance, if you ask him who Elohim is when you first boot him up, he simply parrots back the dictionary definition of the Hebrew word as a mindless AI would, though he knows perfectly well what you meant.
23rd Jun '16 9:35:36 AM BillyMT
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** From ''Dual Destinies'' we have [[spoiler:detective Fulbright (aptly nicknamed Fool Bright by prosecutor Blackquill). For most of the game he looks like a regular detective who strongly believes in justice, [[LargeHam and makes sure you know it]]. It turns out he is actually a spy who killed the real Fulbright, Metis Cykes (Athena's mother) and Clay Terran. He can also hide and pretend emotions (almost) perfectly.]]

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** From ''Dual Destinies'' we have [[spoiler:detective Fulbright (aptly nicknamed Fool Bright by prosecutor Blackquill). For most of the game he looks like a regular detective who strongly believes in justice, [[LargeHam and makes sure you know it]]. It turns out he is actually a spy who killed the real Fulbright, Metis Cykes (Athena's mother) and Clay Terran. He can also hide and pretend emotions (almost) perfectly. [[ExactWords To a fault]], even.]]
10th Jun '16 3:41:02 PM DoctorTItanX
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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Xigbar shows every sign of being basically a surfer dude PunchClockVillain who just happens to be ThatOneBoss in the former. [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' reveals that he knows ''everything'' about what's going on, even more than the BigBad of the organization, Xemnas, and may have even been at least in part TheManBehindTheMan regarding Xemnas' more Xehanort-y actions]].

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', Xigbar shows every sign of being basically a surfer dude PunchClockVillain who just happens to be ThatOneBoss in the former. [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' reveals that he knows ''everything'' about what's going on, even more than the BigBad of the organization, Xemnas, and may have even been at least in part TheManBehindTheMan regarding Xemnas' more Xehanort-y Xehanort-like actions]].
10th Jun '16 3:39:07 PM DoctorTItanX
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** [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]] from ''Trials and Tribulations''. [[spoiler: a VERY devious girl who [[BitchInSheepsClothing hides her true self behind a sugary sweet personality]], and not once, not twice, but ''three times'' in the game. And bear in mind she's ''dead'' by the third encounter.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dahlia Hawthorne]] from ''Trials and Tribulations''. [[spoiler: a VERY devious girl who [[BitchInSheepsClothing hides her true self behind a sugary sweet personality]], and not once, not twice, but ''three times'' ''thrice'' in the game. And bear in mind she's ''dead'' by the third encounter.]]
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