History PlayingWith / MissionControlIsOffItsMeds

26th Jun '15 5:54:34 PM Snopelol
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* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob is going in blind. With faulty information from a source he has no reason to distrust, he gets ripped apart like a schoolgirl in a bad hentai movie.
** The game has a female protagonist, and the stalkerish AI has a male personality, to highlight a double standard: Female stalkers are either amusing or romantic in a weird sort of way. Male stalkers are just creepy.

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* '''Deconstructed''':
** Bob
'''Deconstructed''': [=GeneSYS=] is going in blind. With faulty information from a source he has no reason quickly replaced due to distrust, he gets ripped apart like a schoolgirl in a bad hentai movie.
** The game has a female protagonist, and the stalkerish AI has a male personality, to highlight a double standard: Female stalkers are either amusing or romantic in a weird sort
its lack of way. Male stalkers are just creepy.helpfulness.
26th Jun '15 5:49:28 PM Snopelol
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** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mission Control is]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''literally'']] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin off their meds.]]

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** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mission Control is]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''literally'']] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literally]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin off their meds.]]
26th Jun '15 5:49:10 PM Snopelol
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** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mission Control is ''literally'' off their meds.]]

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** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mission Control is ''literally'' is]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''literally'']] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin off their meds.]]
26th Jun '15 5:48:09 PM VPhantom
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* '''Enforced''': The developers think that having a normal MissionControl will make the game too easy.

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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The developers think that having a normal MissionControl will make the game too easy.
26th Jun '15 5:47:48 PM Snopelol
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** [=GeneSYS=] only malfunctions for one level.

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** [=GeneSYS=] only malfunctions veers into unusual behavior for one level.
26th Jun '15 5:47:27 PM Snopelol
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** [=GeneSYS=] is only featured in one level and quickly forgotten.

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** [=GeneSYS=] is only featured in malfunctions for one level and quickly forgotten.level.
26th Jun '15 5:46:40 PM Snopelol
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** [=GeneSYS=] is relatively helpfull, but sometimes vague.
** [=GeneSYS=] is hacked by the enemy for one level, and returns to normal after its done.
** [=GeneSYS=] is clearly mocking Bob.

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** [=GeneSYS=] is relatively helpfull, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} very eccentric]] but sometimes vague.
still fairly helpful.
** [=GeneSYS=] is hacked by the enemy for one level, and returns to normal after its done.
** [=GeneSYS=] is clearly mocking Bob.
a DeadpanSnarker who mocks Bob during his missions but has no greater malicious intent beyond that.



** It's not formal MissionControl, and whoever is providing it really is insane.
** The MissionControl was hacked.
** It's not formal MissionControl, and whoever's providing it really with [[NoYay is really in love with Bob]].
** [=GeneSYS=] is actually a good MissionControl, but Bob accidentally deleted the novel it was working on, so it deeply resents him and enjoys creeping him out.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They actually are off their meds.]]

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** It's not formal MissionControl, and whoever is providing it really is insane.
[=GeneSYS=] was hacked by one of Emperor Evulz's cronies.
** The MissionControl was hacked.
** It's not formal MissionControl, and whoever's providing it really
stress of putting up with [[NoYay [[IdiotHero Bob]] is really in love with Bob]].
taking a toll on [=GeneSYS=]' sanity.
** [=GeneSYS=] is actually a good MissionControl, usually sane and competent, but Bob accidentally deleted the novel it was working on, so it deeply resents him and enjoys creeping tries to creep him out.
out as revenge.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin They actually are Mission Control is ''literally'' off their meds.]]



** MissionControl urges the maniacal and homicidal Bob to rein in his destructive tendencies and focus on the job at hand.

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** MissionControl [=GeneSYS=] urges the maniacal and homicidal Bob to rein in his destructive tendencies and focus on the job at hand.



** The MissionControl acts as though [[InsistentTerminology she]]'s Bob's surrogate mother.

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** The MissionControl [=GeneSYS=] acts as though [[InsistentTerminology she]]'s Bob's surrogate mother.



** [=GeneSYS=] has unusual ways of putting things, but once Bob gets used to it, he's forced to admit that maybe that's just the result of being not quite human. And [=GeneSYS=]' methods ''are'' effective.
** [=GeneSYS=] is not all-knowing for one reason or another, and can be excused for leading you into traps that it didn't know was there.
* '''Double Subverted''': [=GeneSYS=] had a second layer of programming placed by the true antagonists that causes it to start giving Bob useless or dangerous instructions once he's into the facility far enough that fighting his way back out is impossible.

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** [=GeneSYS=] has appears to be insane at first, but Bob finds that its idiosyncrasies are normal for robots attempting to guide humans through missions. And despite its unusual ways of putting things, but once Bob gets used to it, he's forced to admit that maybe that's just the result of being not quite human. And behavior, [=GeneSYS=]' methods ''are'' effective.
** [=GeneSYS=] [=GeneSYS=]' poor guidance appears to be malevolent. It is not all-knowing for one reason or another, and can be excused for leading you into traps later revealed that it didn't know [=GeneSYS=]' guidance was there.
well-intentioned but erroneous.
* '''Double Subverted''': After revealing that [=GeneSYS=] had a second layer of programming placed by the true antagonists that causes was never malevolent, it exploits Bob's new-found trust in it to start giving Bob useless or dangerous instructions once he's lead him into the facility far enough that fighting his way back out is impossible.a trap.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the MissionControl is sane or even entirely supportive, the other times it clearly wants Bob [[HaveANiceDeath dead in the most painful way possible]]. Bob begin to accept MissionControl as it is, but then the MissionControl begin to act like a {{Yandere}} lover. Repeat until Bob's mind is broken.
* '''Averted''': MissionControl 's instructions are clear and helpful.
* '''Enforced''': The developers think that having a normal MissionControl will make the game too easy. Also, turns out that crazy MissionControl makes a memorable character. Two birds, one stone.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes the MissionControl [=GeneSYS=] is sane or even entirely supportive, the other times it clearly wants Bob [[HaveANiceDeath dead in the most painful way possible]]. Bob begin to accept MissionControl as it is, [=GeneSYS=]' inconsistency, but then the MissionControl begin it begins to act like a {{Yandere}} lover. Repeat until Bob's mind is broken.
lover.
* '''Averted''': MissionControl 's instructions are [=GeneSYS=] does exactly what it was programmed to do by giving clear and helpful.
helpful instructions.
* '''Enforced''': The developers think that having a normal MissionControl will make the game too easy. Also, turns out easy.
** The developers figure
that with the success of [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GladOS]], a crazy MissionControl makes would make for a more memorable character. Two birds, one stone.character.



** Bob smashed his internet connection and decides to take the mission on instinct.

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** Bob smashed his internet connection disables [=GeneSYS=]' transmission and decides to take the mission on instinct.follow his instincts instead.
24th Jan '14 6:24:47 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Parodied''':
** [=GeneSYS=] constantly tells everyone in the facility --including allies ''and'' hostiles-- about Bob's embarrassing secrets, whenever possible.
--> '''[=GeneSYS=]''': (hijacking the facility's speakers) "Aaaaand... did you know that Bob browses TVTropes 8 hours a day?!"
** [=GeneSYS=] Likes to read its awful SlashFic featuring Bob and other characters over the facility speakers.
--> '''[=GeneSYS=]''': "Bob, his skin flushed with anticipation, reached for Joe's throbbing-"\\
'''Bob''': ''"Stop saying words".''

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* '''Parodied''':
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'''Parodied''': [=GeneSYS=] constantly tells repeatedly humiliates Bob in front of everyone in the facility --including allies ''and'' hostiles-- about by reading Bob's embarrassing secrets, whenever possible.
--> '''[=GeneSYS=]''': (hijacking the facility's speakers) "Aaaaand... did you know that Bob browses TVTropes 8 hours a day?!"
** [=GeneSYS=] Likes to read its awful SlashFic
secrets and {{Slash Fic}}s featuring Bob and other characters over the facility speakers.
--> '''[=GeneSYS=]''': "Bob, his skin flushed with anticipation, reached for Joe's throbbing-"\\
'''Bob''': ''"Stop saying words".''
speakers.



* '''Defied''': Bob smashed his internet connection and decides to take the mission on instinct.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Bob smashed his internet connection and decides to take the mission on instinct.
14th Dec '13 12:16:51 PM randomtroper89
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5th Dec '13 1:23:53 AM Scrounge
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** [=GeneSYS=] is clearly mocking Bob.
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