History ObfuscatingStupidity / VideoGames

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.]]
29th Mar '16 9:22:16 AM Lan-kun
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* The (almost) [[FourthWallObserver eponymous]] [[GenkiGirl hero]][[LazyBum ine]] of ''{{VideoGame/Neptunia}}'' is somewhat implied to be this just to get the attention. Putting that in mind, [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Hist]][[NumberTwo oire's]] inclination to lecture and get angry at Neptune's shenanigans and laziness make [[FridgeBrilliance a bit more sense now.]]
9th Mar '16 4:18:27 AM Pichu-kun
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** In the Sinnoh region of the main Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games, Dr. Footprint can essentially read Pokemon's minds. Some of the more slow or dumb Pokemon will express simple thoughts full of "hnurr" pauses - except when they suddenly share a complex and grammatically correct sentence or two about how people and other Pokemon assume that they don't think much because they don't speak up often. They don't seem annoyed or insulted though.

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** * In the [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh region region]] of the main Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games, Dr. Footprint can essentially read Pokemon's minds. Some of the more slow or dumb Pokemon will express simple thoughts full of "hnurr" pauses - except when they suddenly share a complex and grammatically correct sentence or two about how people and other Pokemon assume that they don't think much because they don't speak up often. They don't seem annoyed or insulted though.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'':
** [[spoiler:CreepyChild Rika]] seems like a normal little girl however is wise beyond her years [[spoiler:due to the fact she's been stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop for centuries]].
** Rena gives off the [[CuteClumsyGirl clumsy]], [[TheDitz ditzy]] feel, but she may just be the smartest of the gang. She shows incredibly, almost absurdly, good detective skills when [[spoiler:Satoko and Rika disappear in Watanagashi-hen]] and made up an almost believable theory about Hinamizawa in [[spoiler:the Atonement chapter...until she lost it and started [[SanitySlippage talking about aliens]].]]
** Keiichi is also an example of this as before he moved to Hinamizawa he was an InsufferableGenius with no friends that was picked on constantly in school (which lead to his unfortunate stress reliving activity). After moving he decided DumbIsGood and began acting like he is known for in the series; however his intelligence sometimes shines through his act and he appears simply BookDumb. And he's not BookDumb at all. Several scenes show him tutoring the others, including the older [[CoolBigSis Mion]], and it's implied he gets the best grades of the group. He has learned by the start of the story to not put on an act just to feel good about himself and impress others, so he acts the way he does because that's how he genuinely is. So it's really more like he completely lacks common sense. Given [[TownWithADarkSecret the setting]], he [[DysfunctionJunction fits right in]] right away.
** [[spoiler:Hanyuu]] acts like a cute, shy CheerfulChild [[spoiler:however is a centuries old god.]] Even ignoring her [[spoiler:deity status]], she [[spoiler:died as an adult so she isn't even really a kid]]. She does actually have her fair share of [[spoiler:ImmortalImmaturity]] however can show her true colors when provoked.
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