History RoaringRampageOfRevenge / VideoGames

4th Sep '17 8:59:15 PM Peteman
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* A particularly brutal [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope is present in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. [[spoiler:The protagonist John is shot and killed in the ending by the corrupt cop Edgar Ross, prompting his grown-up son Jack on one of these for the game's epilogue. Here's where the deconstruction comes in: before John's death, Jack was a kind-hearted, idealistic young man with dreams of becoming a writer. Afterwards, Jack becomes a jaded gunslinger outlaw on the run from the government, drifting from place to place with his former life in ruins. While he eventually succeeds in getting revenge on Ross, it doesn't matter in the end, because Ross is remembered as a hero, John is remembered as a brutal criminal who was brought to justice, and Jack has to spend the rest of his days as a depressed, wandering loner, trapped in a gun-slinging lifestyle that is quickly dying out]]. [[TearJerker Damnit]].

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* A particularly brutal [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] of this trope is present in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. [[spoiler:The protagonist John is shot and killed in the ending by the corrupt cop Edgar Ross, prompting his grown-up son Jack on one of these for the game's epilogue. Here's where the deconstruction comes in: before John's death, Jack was a kind-hearted, idealistic young man with dreams of becoming a writer. Afterwards, Jack becomes a jaded gunslinger outlaw on the run from the government, drifting from place to place with his former life in ruins. While he eventually succeeds in getting revenge on Ross, it doesn't matter in the end, because Ross is remembered as a hero, John is remembered as a brutal criminal who was brought to justice, and Jack has to spend the rest of his days as a depressed, wandering loner, trapped in a gun-slinging lifestyle that is quickly dying out]]. [[TearJerker Damnit]].
20th Aug '17 3:21:19 AM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'', the reson Itchy the swordfish is so eager to kill the aliens is that all his friends were once devoured by one of them. Now he wants them all '''dead'''.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'', the reson reason Itchy the swordfish is so eager to kill the aliens is that all his friends were once devoured by one of them. Now he wants them all '''dead'''.
20th Aug '17 3:21:01 AM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Insaniquarium}}'', the reson Itchy the swordfish is so eager to kill the aliens is that all his friends were once devoured by one of them. Now he wants them all '''dead'''.
7th Aug '17 2:11:36 PM Gemser
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'': Poltergeist Polterguy's motivation is to remorselessly scare Vito and his family out of their house because Vito's company produced crappy skateboards (Polterguy died riding one of these). He is completely merciless with them.
3rd Aug '17 9:52:10 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Gives us a 3 person variant when the enemy forces finally manage to kill off [[spoiler: Chopper]]. The enemy pilots get to savour a few seconds of relieved cheering mainly along the lines of "see, they're not invincible after all!"... At which point you and the rest of the squadron proceed to unleash pure hell upon every enemy unit in sight as payback. By the time the mission's over, the few surviving opponents are almost literally running away crying for their mommies. It gets to the point that, if you're flying particularly well in that mission, by the time reinforcements arrive, they may have ''nothing to fight''.

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* ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': ''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar'': Gives us a 3 person variant when the enemy forces finally manage to kill off [[spoiler: Chopper]]. The enemy pilots get to savour a few seconds of relieved cheering mainly along the lines of "see, they're not invincible after all!"... At which point you and the rest of the squadron proceed to unleash pure hell upon every enemy unit in sight as payback. By the time the mission's over, the few surviving opponents are almost literally running away crying for their mommies. It gets to the point that, if you're flying particularly well in that mission, by the time reinforcements arrive, they may have ''nothing to fight''.
2nd Jul '17 10:12:35 AM Valkyr
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'': The whole story is Velvet Crowe's quest to avenge her brother. By any means necessary.
29th Jun '17 6:08:04 PM infernape612
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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series: Kratos. The man/god is practically an embodiment of the trope, and he doesn't settle for small fry revenge either. He starts with Ares, and then [[RageAgainstTheHeavens works his way through Olympus]] all because [[ThereAreNoTherapists Zeus figured it was easier to betray and kill him than have a reasonable discussion]].

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' series: ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'': Kratos. The man/god is practically an embodiment of the trope, and he doesn't settle for small fry revenge either. He starts with Ares, and then [[RageAgainstTheHeavens works his way through Olympus]] all because [[ThereAreNoTherapists Zeus figured it was easier to betray and kill him than have a reasonable discussion]].



** Also a deconstruction, as Kratos' unrelenting desire for revenge ultimately has dire consequences, showing how one man's desire for revenge can destroy everything that he once held dear ([[spoiler: first, his family is destroyed because he wanted revenge against the man who defeated him in battle, and then, ultimately, the whole world suffers for his devastating rampage]]).

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** Also a deconstruction, as Kratos' unrelenting desire for revenge ultimately has dire consequences, showing how one man's desire for revenge can destroy everything that he once held dear ([[spoiler: first, ([[spoiler:first, his family is destroyed because he wanted revenge against the man who defeated him in battle, and then, ultimately, the whole world suffers for his devastating rampage]]).
9th Jun '17 1:01:09 AM zequeins
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-->'''The Engineer:''' "Start prayin', boy!"
5th Jun '17 11:07:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': [[PlayerCharacter You]] can do this if you join the Stormcloak rebellion. The perspective of a player character in that scenario is that the Empire was about to execute him/her at the beginning of the game for being a Stormcloak even though the player had no prior involvement with them.
** You can also go on a rampage against the Dark Brotherhood after [[spoiler:killing Astrid]], though you will have to visit Aventus Aretino and kill [[ChildHater Grelod the Kind]] for him. Given the number of assassins that she likes to send after you during the course of your quest, you'll most likely want to do ''something'' about them.
** The Thieves' Guild questline turns into one of these after [[spoiler:Mercer Frey betrays you in Snow Veil Sanctum]], and really picks up steam when [[spoiler:the other Guild members learn that he's robbed the guild and is singlehandedly responsible for the downturn their fortunes have taken]].
** The final Dark Brotherhood quest, Hail Sithis, which has you [[spoiler:going after the Emperor]], has a side mission involving taking out [[spoiler:Commander Maro]], who was responsible for [[spoiler:intimidating Astrid into betraying you, and then having the Falkreath Sanctuary destroyed and many of your Dark Brothers and Sisters killed]], something which many players will undoubtedly want [[spoiler:Maro]] dead for.
** The Companions questline has you going on one along with [[spoiler:Vilkas]] after [[spoiler:the Silver Hand assault Jorrvaskr and kill Kodlak Whitemane]].
** The Lights Out quest has you going on a heist with Jaree-Ra, who wants to run a ship aground and make off with its treasure. [[spoiler:Despite his promise to leave the crew alive, his Blackblood Marauders have already murdered everyone on board when you arrive, and when you get to the treasure, you learn they've made off with it already and that Jaree and Deeja never intended to give you a cut or let you live]]. The rest of the quest is an object lesson in why you ''do not betray the Dragonborn.''
** If you have the "Hearthfire" expansion, you can rampage against the bandits who have taken your wife/husband hostage from one of your plots of land, starting with [[ShootTheMessenger the messenger]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** A prominent example in the series' backstory occurred when the [[OurElvesAreBetter Falmer (Snow Elves)]] slaughtered and burnt the ([[UnreliableExpositor supposedly]] [[WrittenByTheWinners peaceful]]) Atmoran ([[{{Precursors}} proto-Nord]]) city of Saarthal. [[FounderOfTheKingdom Ysgramor]] and his sons returned to Atmora to raise an army. Gathering [[BadassArmy 500 of Atmora's greatest warriors]], they returned and nearly drove the Falmer to ''[[FinalSolution extinction]]''.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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[[PlayerCharacter You]] can do this if you join the Stormcloak rebellion. The perspective of a player character in that scenario is that the Empire was about to execute him/her at the beginning of the game for being a Stormcloak even though the player had no prior involvement with them.
** *** You can also go on a rampage against the Dark Brotherhood after [[spoiler:killing Astrid]], though you will have to visit Aventus Aretino and kill [[ChildHater Grelod the Kind]] for him. Given the number of assassins that she likes to send after you during the course of your quest, you'll most likely want to do ''something'' about them.
** *** The Thieves' Guild questline turns into one of these after [[spoiler:Mercer Frey betrays you in Snow Veil Sanctum]], and really picks up steam when [[spoiler:the other Guild members learn that he's robbed the guild and is singlehandedly responsible for the downturn their fortunes have taken]].
** *** The final Dark Brotherhood quest, Hail Sithis, which has you [[spoiler:going after the Emperor]], has a side mission involving taking out [[spoiler:Commander Maro]], who was responsible for [[spoiler:intimidating Astrid into betraying you, and then having the Falkreath Sanctuary destroyed and many of your Dark Brothers and Sisters killed]], something which many players will undoubtedly want [[spoiler:Maro]] dead for.
** *** The Companions questline has you going on one along with [[spoiler:Vilkas]] after [[spoiler:the Silver Hand assault Jorrvaskr and kill Kodlak Whitemane]].
** *** The Lights Out quest has you going on a heist with Jaree-Ra, who wants to run a ship aground and make off with its treasure. [[spoiler:Despite his promise to leave the crew alive, his Blackblood Marauders have already murdered everyone on board when you arrive, and when you get to the treasure, you learn they've made off with it already and that Jaree and Deeja never intended to give you a cut or let you live]]. The rest of the quest is an object lesson in why you ''do not betray the Dragonborn.''
** *** If you have the "Hearthfire" expansion, you can rampage against the bandits who have taken your wife/husband hostage from one of your plots of land, starting with [[ShootTheMessenger the messenger]].
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