History PetTheDog / VideoGames

14th Jul '17 10:50:28 AM gophergiggles
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* Ada Wong gets a good one as part of her [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold unknown story]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' where, during her escape from Lanshiang by helicopter she takes the time to gun down some zombies that have survivors cornered on the rooftops. Her repeatedly helping Leon ''may'' count too, but that's less about simply being good and more about having [[DatingCatwoman the hots for him]].

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* From the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise:
** Annette Birkin was right up there with all the other batshit insane Umbrella researchers who's entire motive behind working with viruses seemed to be "[[ForTheEvulz because]]", at the very least genuinely does love her daughter and not only begs the heroes to rescue her from the infection, but also tells them how to do it.
** Series-wide BiggerBad Oswell E. Spencer, the man directly or indirectly responsible for ''every death and monster in the entire franchise'' and a sadistic nihilistic misanthropic EvilutionaryBiologist with a serious GodComplex known for killing anyone who's outlived their usefulness because they might know too much, has exactly ''one'' shred of humanity in him and has done exactly ''one'' decent thing his entire life. He was decent to his loyal butler Patrick, who he apparently grew up with and was his childhood friend. When he's outlived his usefulness, [[spoiler:Oswell simply dismisses him and sends him away rather than having him killed, which also spared Patrick the grisly fate of Oswell's security staff when [[BigBad Wesker]] showed up.]]
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Ada Wong gets a good one as part of her [[TheGreatestStoryNeverTold unknown story]] in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' where, during her escape from Lanshiang by helicopter she takes the time to gun down some zombies that have survivors cornered on the rooftops. Her repeatedly helping Leon ''may'' count too, but that's less about simply being good and more about having [[DatingCatwoman the hots for him]].
7th Jul '17 5:11:55 AM Siempie
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** ''Videogame/SonicGenerations'': Shadow was absent at Sonic's birthday party in the beginning of the game. At the end of the game, he reappears at the party with everyone else. Instead of going back to whatever he was doing before, he decides to stick around, though he does keep himself in the background.
29th Jun '17 1:37:38 AM Fuyumoto
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Onmyoji}} Onmyōji]]'': [[spoiler: Former BigBad Kuro Seimei, though still antagonistic,]] does this by giving [[spoiler: Seimei]] a hint to the [[spoiler: fragments of the Sword of Kusanagi,]] which puzzles [[spoiler: Seimei]] himself.
15th Jun '17 12:51:11 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', between the events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollSIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' (due in large part to the previous events of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''), the [[OurElvesAreBetter Dunmer (Dark Elf)]] people were forced to [[TheMigration flee their ancestral homeland]] of Morrowind due to the events of the [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]] and the subsequent [[LizardFolk Argonian]] [[TheDogBitesBack Invasion]]. The High King of Skyrim, homeland of the generally [[FantasticRacism elf-hating]] [[HornyVikings Nords]], formally offered the Dunmer people the island of Solstheim to resettle on. Subverted, however, as a rather cynical old Dunmer noted - Solstheim was always a [[GrimUpNorth barren rock]] that no one has ever particularly cared about outside its [[FantasyMetals ebony and stalhrim]] deposits, and was theoretically already claimed by Morrowind even if no one there wanted it at the time. Further, refugees were already pouring in after the Red Year, meaning the Nords would have had a hard fight against desperate people on their hands if they wanted to keep the island. To quote from the declaration:
--> ''"Untithed to any thane or hold, and self-governed, with free worship, with no compensation to Skyrim or the Empire except as writ in the armistice of old wheresoever those might still apply, and henceforth let no man or mer say that the Sons and Daughters of Kyne are without mercy or honor."''
29th May '17 12:03:51 PM nombretomado
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** In the Sengoku ending of WarriorsOrochi, [[GenkiGirl Xiao]] [[MoeBlob Qiao]] gets upset when the three main characters (Nobunaga, Uesugi Kenshin, and Takeda Shingen) start trading not-so-veiled threats at each other, so Nobunaga chuckles and pats her on the head. (It's AllThereInTheManual - Xiao Qiao reminds him of his sister Oichi.)

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** In the Sengoku ending of WarriorsOrochi, VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi, [[GenkiGirl Xiao]] [[MoeBlob Qiao]] gets upset when the three main characters (Nobunaga, Uesugi Kenshin, and Takeda Shingen) start trading not-so-veiled threats at each other, so Nobunaga chuckles and pats her on the head. (It's AllThereInTheManual - Xiao Qiao reminds him of his sister Oichi.)
26th May '17 3:28:48 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', a female villain pets a dog to prove her not-all-bad-ness. One of the characters remarks that her love of dogs must mean she's good inside, prompting the main character to rant about how her love of dogs proves nothing. While it might seem like a subversion at the time, as we proceed it turns out that the villain is not a creepy stalkerish murderer, but a lonely dog lover who only wants to be loved. [[ShootTheDog Then Snake kills her.]]

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* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
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In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', a female villain pets a dog to prove her not-all-bad-ness. One of the characters remarks that her love of dogs must mean she's good inside, prompting the main character to rant about how her love of dogs proves nothing. While it might seem like a subversion at the time, as we proceed it turns out that the villain is not a creepy stalkerish murderer, but a lonely dog lover who only wants to be loved. [[ShootTheDog Then Snake kills her.]]



** Snake's love of animals probably counts too, because it's the first suggestion we get that he's anything other than an action hero with no inner life.
*** If anything Snake's dismissal of Otacon's defense of Wolf on this basis is deeply ironic and not a little tragic - he loves dogs too, but he believes himself to be an intrinsically worthless human being outside of the battlefield. Snake's self-loathing becomes more apparent by MGS 4, until [[spoiler: Big Boss reappears, more-or-less apologizes to Snake for how fucked up his life was, and then tells Snake to live out the short remainder of his life in peace and happiness.]]
** From ''Sons Of Liberty'' Fortune blasts apart a squad of Navy Seals for not being able to shoot her and then apologises to the dead seagulls that got hit by their bullets.

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** Snake's love of animals probably counts too, because it's the first suggestion we get that he's anything other than an action hero with no inner life.
*** If anything
life. In fact, Snake's dismissal of Otacon's defense of Wolf on this basis is deeply ironic and not a little tragic - he loves dogs too, but he believes himself to be an intrinsically worthless human being outside of the battlefield. Snake's self-loathing becomes more apparent by MGS 4, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', until [[spoiler: Big Boss reappears, more-or-less apologizes to Snake for how fucked up his life was, and then tells Snake to live out the short remainder of his life in peace and happiness.]]
** From ''Sons Of Liberty'' In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' Fortune blasts apart a squad of Navy Seals for not being able to shoot her and then apologises apologizes to the dead seagulls that got hit by their bullets.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', Linebeck spends the entire game as a gutless coward who has to be bribed by [[spoiler:the Ocean King]] to convince him to help out at all. At the very end of the game, [[spoiler:he sees that Link lost his sword and is being attacked by Bellum and promptly stabs the demon to give Link a chance to fight back. The poor guy is then possessed for his efforts.]]
** At the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', [[spoiler:Ganondorf knocks out Link and steals the Triforce of Courage, but promises not to kill him or Zelda. Unfortunately, this goes out the window a second later when he loses the chance to rule Hyrule and goes rather crazy, determined to drown them all.]]
** Subverted and used quite literally, after you wrangle the goats in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', you are able to stop, drop whatever you're doing and pet them. Whoopee.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass Phantom Hourglass]]'',
Linebeck spends the entire game as a gutless coward who has to be bribed by [[spoiler:the Ocean King]] to convince him to help out at all. At the very end of the game, [[spoiler:he sees that Link lost his sword and is being attacked by Bellum and promptly stabs the demon to give Link a chance to fight back. The poor guy is then possessed for his efforts.]]
** At the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', [[spoiler:Ganondorf knocks out Link and steals the Triforce of Courage, but promises not to kill him or Zelda. Unfortunately, this goes out the window a second later when he loses the chance to rule Hyrule and goes rather crazy, determined to drown them all.]]
** Subverted and used quite literally, after you wrangle the goats in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', you are able to stop, drop whatever you're doing and pet them. Whoopee.
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20th May '17 2:18:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', Bowser, when facing three of his soldiers who betrayed him and returned to grovel their way back, decided to quickly scold them and order them back to their posts ASAP instead of outright kicking them out or worse.
* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', the PC acts as a {{Psychopomp}}, recruiting Einherjar from the 'worthy dead', and sending the rest to Hel. One of your recruitments features a low-down thug named Badrach, who's popped up in the stories of several other characters before - including participating in the kidnapping and transport of a princess, which led to her death. When his deeds finally catches up with him, he drags himself home to his worn-down little house, and his sharp-tongued wife, bleeding all the way before collapsing on the doorstep... and in the afterlife, he finds Lenneth Valkyrie waiting for him, only too eager to send him hurtling down into Hel - but she gives him a chance: Did he ever do ANYTHING worthy? A single good deed? He first tries to lie, but he cannot - instead, he merely spouts a string of crimes, from mugging and burglary to outright murder. But finally, he does recall a single redeeming act - one time, he was running security for slavers, and one slave, a little girl, took a shine to him. When the slavers' pay didn't measure up to his expectations, he ditched them and took the girl out of spite, bringing her to...an abandoned church. Probably better than staying with the slavers, though.

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* In ''MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', Bowser, when facing three of his soldiers who betrayed him and returned to grovel their way back, decided to quickly scold them and order them back to their posts ASAP instead of outright kicking them out or worse.
* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', the PC acts as a {{Psychopomp}}, recruiting Einherjar from the 'worthy dead', and sending the rest to Hel. One of your recruitments features a low-down thug named Badrach, who's popped up in the stories of several other characters before - including participating in the kidnapping and transport of a princess, which led to her death. When his deeds finally catches up with him, he drags himself home to his worn-down little house, and his sharp-tongued wife, bleeding all the way before collapsing on the doorstep... and in the afterlife, he finds Lenneth Valkyrie waiting for him, only too eager to send him hurtling down into Hel - but she gives him a chance: Did he ever do ANYTHING worthy? A single good deed? He first tries to lie, but he cannot - instead, he merely spouts a string of crimes, from mugging and burglary to outright murder. But finally, he does recall a single redeeming act - one time, he was running security for slavers, and one slave, a little girl, took a shine to him. When the slavers' pay didn't measure up to his expectations, he ditched them and took the girl out of spite, bringing her to...an abandoned church. Probably better than staying with the slavers, though.
16th Apr '17 3:09:26 PM Materioptikon
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* In ''MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', Bowser, when facing his troops who went AWOL, decided not to scold or punish them instead told them to continue what they were doing and that they needn't worry of the situation.
* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', the PC acts as a {{Psychopomp}}, recruiting Einheriar from the 'worthy dead', and sending the rest to Hel. One of your recruitments features a low-down thug named Badrach, who's popped up in the stories of several other characters before - including participating in the kidnapping and transport of a princess, which led to her death. When his deeds finally catches up with him, he drags himself home to his worn-down little house, and his sharp-tongued wife, bleeding all the way before collapsing on the doorstep... and in the afterlife, he finds Lenneth Valkyrie waiting for him, only too eager to send him hurtling down into Hel - but she gives him a chance: Did he ever do ANYTHING worthy? A single good deed? He first tries to lie, but he cannot - instead, he merely spouts a string of crimes, from mugging and burglary to outright murder. But finally, he does recall a single redeeming act - one time, he was running security for slavers, and one slave, a little girl, took a shine to him. When the slavers' pay didn't measure up to his expectations, he ditched them and took the girl out of spite, bringing her to...an abandoned church. Probably better than staying with the slavers, though.

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* In ''MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'', Bowser, when facing three of his troops soldiers who went AWOL, betrayed him and returned to grovel their way back, decided not to quickly scold or punish them and order them back to their posts ASAP instead told of outright kicking them to continue what they were doing and that they needn't worry of the situation.
out or worse.
* In ''ValkyrieProfile'', the PC acts as a {{Psychopomp}}, recruiting Einheriar Einherjar from the 'worthy dead', and sending the rest to Hel. One of your recruitments features a low-down thug named Badrach, who's popped up in the stories of several other characters before - including participating in the kidnapping and transport of a princess, which led to her death. When his deeds finally catches up with him, he drags himself home to his worn-down little house, and his sharp-tongued wife, bleeding all the way before collapsing on the doorstep... and in the afterlife, he finds Lenneth Valkyrie waiting for him, only too eager to send him hurtling down into Hel - but she gives him a chance: Did he ever do ANYTHING worthy? A single good deed? He first tries to lie, but he cannot - instead, he merely spouts a string of crimes, from mugging and burglary to outright murder. But finally, he does recall a single redeeming act - one time, he was running security for slavers, and one slave, a little girl, took a shine to him. When the slavers' pay didn't measure up to his expectations, he ditched them and took the girl out of spite, bringing her to...an abandoned church. Probably better than staying with the slavers, though.
16th Apr '17 2:13:24 PM Materioptikon
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** Balrog, of all people, gets one of these in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. Bison's plans have, apparently, gone to Hell, and Balrog is stomping around the ruined base looking for some treasure to loot before the whole place blows up. He runs into a scared child instead, and opts to carry him out. He only decided to save him ''after'' he discovered he had some sort of special powers, so his motives might not be as altruistic as they seem... [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' has the kid, Ed, showing up in some story modes, and it seems he and Balrog ''have'' sorta become [[VitrolicBastBuds friends]].]]

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** Balrog, of all people, gets one of these in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''. Bison's plans have, apparently, gone to Hell, and Balrog is stomping around the ruined base looking for some treasure to loot before the whole place blows up. He runs into a scared child instead, and opts to carry him out. He only decided to save him ''after'' he discovered he had some sort of special powers, so his motives might not be as altruistic as they seem... [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'' has the kid, Ed, showing up in some story modes, and it seems he and Balrog ''have'' sorta become [[VitrolicBastBuds [[VitriolicBestBuds friends]].]]
9th Apr '17 5:50:19 PM nombretomado
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* The Boss in ''SaintsRow2'' comes across as a sociopath who revels in the evil s/he does. In ''SaintsRowTheThird'' s/he mellows out considerably, particularly in regards to the other Saints. The god ending and DLC have this further, with Boss positively nuzzling Jenny to the point she becomes a PromotedFangirl by standing up for herself and killing her JerkAss director, knowing Boss will have her back.

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* The Boss in ''SaintsRow2'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'' comes across as a sociopath who revels in the evil s/he does. In ''SaintsRowTheThird'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' s/he mellows out considerably, particularly in regards to the other Saints. The god ending and DLC have this further, with Boss positively nuzzling Jenny to the point she becomes a PromotedFangirl by standing up for herself and killing her JerkAss director, knowing Boss will have her back.
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