History OnlySaneMan / VideoGames

24th May '17 10:40:19 AM Allronix
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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the only qualification is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.

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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are an AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the nutcase]]. The only qualification for advancement is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an and military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.
24th May '17 10:37:50 AM Allronix
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** A light-Side Imperial character in general takes this role. The Sith theocracy ruling the place are AxCrazy, StupidEvil bunch of {{SorcerousOverlord}}s led by (though no one knows it at the time) [[OmnicidalManiac an omnicidal nutcase]], where the only qualification is [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder "stab the other guy]] [[KlingonPromotion before he stabs you"]]. The military gleefully emulates the Sith's example, and the Mandalorians are a ProudWarriorRace who are actually disdainful of the Empire and just want a chance to test themselves against the Republic (who they consider {{WorthyOpponent}}s) A Light-Sided Warrior or Inquisitor is trying to curb the stupid excesses of their peers, a light-sided Agent is as described above (running after the idiots in the Sith an military with a broom and dustpan), and a light sided BountyHunter can gleefully sabotage the Empire right and left while getting paid for it.
20th May '17 3:18:46 PM nombretomado
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* The [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Malkavian]] PlayerCharacter in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is this. Yes, that's right: the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane]] [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] vampire-for-hire is one of the sanest characters in the game.

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* The [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Malkavian]] PlayerCharacter in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' is this. Yes, that's right: the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness insane]] [[SociopathicHero sociopathic]] vampire-for-hire is one of the sanest characters in the game.
16th May '17 6:08:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TwistedMetal'', if you win the CarFu tournament, you are granted one wish by Calypso; however, Calypso is a LiteralGenie, so most people who win get screwed over, either way. Agent Shepard, a character in ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'', is GenreSavvy enough to outright refuse to wish for anything, and just arrest Calypso when he won.
** In ''TwistedMetal'' 2, Jamie Roberts is GenreSavvy enough to ''trick'' Calypso, allowing her to save her brother.

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* In ''TwistedMetal'', ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal'', if you win the CarFu tournament, you are granted one wish by Calypso; however, Calypso is a LiteralGenie, so most people who win get screwed over, either way. Agent Shepard, a character in ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'', is GenreSavvy enough to outright refuse to wish for anything, and just arrest Calypso when he won.
** In ''TwistedMetal'' 2, ''VideoGame/TwistedMetal 2'', Jamie Roberts is GenreSavvy enough to ''trick'' Calypso, allowing her to save her brother.
13th Apr '17 6:57:37 AM Siempie
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*** Given whatwas later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time [=GlaDOS=] made her move..

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*** Given whatwas what was later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', 2}}'' (namely, the fact that he's a [[ProperlyParanoid paranoid]] schizophrenic), the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time [=GlaDOS=] made her move..
5th Apr '17 9:37:42 AM Discar
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* Lately, Creator/BioWare has made your starting male human party member the only really rational one of the bunch.

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* Lately, Creator/BioWare has made likes to make your starting male human party member the only really rational one of the bunch.


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* ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic'': Imperial Intelligence, the espionage arm of the Sith Empire, is by far the only sane members of the Imperial military. It's repeatedly made clear that the only reason that the Empire has survived as long as it has is because Imperial Intelligence acts with pragmatism and diplomacy while the Sith are busy killing people and stabbing each other in the back. In the prologue of the Imperial Agent storyline, you're tasked with recruiting a Hutt's second in command for the Empire. Everything is going smoothly, you're poised to reveal your nature and claim the second as an asset, when suddenly your boss tells you that some random Sith killed the guy's sons, and there's no way he'll ever work with the Empire now.
25th Feb '17 11:49:32 AM CountDorku
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** Deputy Winger in Lynchwood was recruited at gunpoint into an organisation where all the other employees are murderous bandits ("Marshals", for example, are just renamed Nomad enemies) and his boss is a tyrannical sadist who is obsessed with shooting people. When you eventually take down the Sheriff, there's a bonus objective to spare the Deputy.
--->'''Deputy Winger:''' The sheriff has asked me to read off the punishments for breaking each of her two-hundred and twenty-three laws, but I figured I'd save everyone some time and just say this: DEATH. [[AllCrimesAreEqual The punishment for everything is death!]] So please, keep your head down and be cool!
4th Jan '17 3:54:55 PM nombretomado
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** There's also the [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen never seen in-game character]], Doug Rattmann, who has taken the time to write "the cake is a lie" at least 40 times in small dens throughout the game. Not to mention he covered the calendars' pictures of people with a companion cube. It is thus even sadder to note that [[spoiler: he's also the only sane man among the scientists who created Glados, as he thought that perhaps giving the crazy AI access to deadly gas wasn't a good idea. He was the only one.]]
*** Given whatwas later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time GLaDOS made her move..

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** There's also the [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen never seen in-game character]], Doug Rattmann, who has taken the time to write "the cake is a lie" at least 40 times in small dens throughout the game. Not to mention he covered the calendars' pictures of people with a companion cube. It is thus even sadder to note that [[spoiler: he's also the only sane man among the scientists who created Glados, [=GlaDOS=], as he thought that perhaps giving the crazy AI access to deadly gas wasn't a good idea. He was the only one.]]
*** Given whatwas later revealed about Doug Rattman heading into ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', the irony of his having been the sane one speaks volumes of just how bad it must have been at Aperture around the time GLaDOS [=GlaDOS=] made her move..
21st Dec '16 9:21:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lee, the protagonist of ''Telltale Games' VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', depending on the player's choices of course. [[GuestStarPartyMember Molly]], the {{Badass}} survivalist girl who briefly joins the group for Chapter 4, also notably acts like a normal human being or even as a sort of surrogate for many of the players, doing things like calling out the party's [[WeAreStrugglingTogether chronic infighting]] and refusing to tolerate [[TokenEvilTeammate Kenny's]] [[ItsAllAboutMe abrasive personality]].

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* Lee, the protagonist of ''Telltale Games' VideoGame/TheWalkingDead'', depending on the player's choices of course. [[GuestStarPartyMember Molly]], the {{Badass}} badass survivalist girl who briefly joins the group for Chapter 4, also notably acts like a normal human being or even as a sort of surrogate for many of the players, doing things like calling out the party's [[WeAreStrugglingTogether chronic infighting]] and refusing to tolerate [[TokenEvilTeammate Kenny's]] [[ItsAllAboutMe abrasive personality]].
12th Dec '16 6:01:27 PM LentilSandEater
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* Vayne from ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'', aside from being TheHero of the story, has only one other role: to {{lampshade}} the weirdness of the fellow members of his [[TrueCompanions workshop]]. Like [[HammerSpace the absurd amount of items Jess' bag can hold]], or Flay's 'butterfly mask' that can fool ''[[ClarkKenting anyone]]'', among others...
** Yet it was amusingly subverted where he's '''not''' the OnlySaneMan (ironically, '''''[[IdiotHero Nikki]]''''' played the role) when the party recruited ''a '''slug-like alien''' masquerading as an exchange student''...
*** An ObviouslyEvil slug-like alien bent on world domination, no less. Nikki is the only one to notice the evil part, the world domination rants, etc.

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* Vayne from ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'', aside from being TheHero of the story, has only one other role: to {{lampshade}} the weirdness of the fellow members of his [[TrueCompanions workshop]]. Like [[HammerSpace the absurd amount of items Jess' bag can hold]], or Flay's 'butterfly mask' that can fool ''[[ClarkKenting anyone]]'', among others...
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others. Yet it was amusingly subverted where he's '''not''' the OnlySaneMan (ironically, '''''[[IdiotHero Nikki]]''''' played the role) when the party recruited ''a '''slug-like alien''' masquerading as an exchange student''...
*** An ObviouslyEvil slug-like alien bent on world domination, no less. Nikki is the only one to notice the evil part, the world domination rants, etc.
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** CJ, protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'', wants to be one of these, but he has a crippling weakness: he can be made to go along with any crazy scheme by [[BerserkButton calling him a "buster" for pointing out why said scheme is likely to get him killed]].
*** Most of the GTA protagonists (three and after) fall into this category.
*** ''VideoGame/{{Grand Theft Auto V}}'' has Michael discuss this with Franklin, pondering if it's San Andreas that's making people around them crazy or are they just born that way.

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** * CJ, protagonist of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'', wants to be one of these, but he has a crippling weakness: he can be made to go along with any crazy scheme by [[BerserkButton calling him a "buster" for pointing out why said scheme is likely to get him killed]].
*** Most of the GTA protagonists (three and after) fall into this category.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Grand Theft Auto V}}'' has Michael discuss this with Franklin, pondering if it's San Andreas that's making people around them crazy or are they just born that way.
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