History SanitySlippage / VideoGames

8th Oct '17 3:54:44 AM Dimon
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* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] suffers from this in ''VideoGame/Portal2''. After dethroning [=GLaDOS=] and taking over the facility for [[spoiler: him]]self, [[spoiler: he]]'s slowly corrupted by the mainframe, becoming downright sadistic and lashing out in uncharacteristic rage at seemingly random intervals. This culminates in the FinalBoss fight against [[spoiler: him]]. [[spoiler: He starts off rather calmly, engaging in BossBanter and acting extremely intimidating. After bursting the Conversion Gel pipe, he gets ''pissed'', which is when his sanity starts to slip. But it's only when you attach the first and second core to him that he ''really'' starts to lose it. He starts spouting paranoid delusions, using the fact that you didn't catch him at the beginning of the game to accuse you and [=GLaDOS=] of only pretending to be enemies to use him, and that the events of the entire game were all a ploy. But the thing that makes this so heartbreaking is the fact that while he says that, ''he's crying'']].
-->'''[[spoiler: Wheatley]]:''' ''(voice breaking)'' Oh, it's all becoming clear to me now! Find some dupe to break you out of cryosleep! Give him a sob story about escaping to the surface! ''Squeeze'' him for information on how to find a Portal Gun! Then, when he's no more use to you, he has a little "accident"! Doesn't he?! "Falls" off his management rail?! ''DOESN'T HE?!''
18th Apr '17 1:27:39 PM LentilSandEater
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* This is arguably the entire plot arc for Atris in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR II]]''.
** And possibly for Bastila in the first game, though the final stages happened offscreen.
** In a somewhat stranger example, [[spoiler:Revan]] in ''The Old Republic''. [[spoiler:After three hundred years of being [[FateWorseThanDeath trapped in stasis]] and {{mind rape}}d by the Sith Emperor, (all the while subtly influencing him NOT to attack the Republic)]] he's broken out by a strike team..... Only to [[spoiler:immediately go to one of the remaining Star Forges in the galaxy (you know, the EldritchLocation]] he spent the better part of the first game trying to destroy?) and [[spoiler:attempts to build a robotic army that will wipe out all those in the galaxy that contain even a trace of the Sith gene in them-incidentally 97.8% of the Imperial population.]] Not that, given his situation, this isn't ''slightly'' justified.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'': This is arguably the entire plot arc for Atris in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KotOR II]]''.
** And possibly for Bastila
Atris. Before the events of the game she tried a gambit to try and lure the Sith out of hiding. It backfired horribly, killing nearly all the remaining Jedi in the first game, though galaxy. As a result the ex Jedi Council member is cooped up on a remote planet with her handmaidens desperately trying to convince herself she was in the right, and that she can till save the Jedi. Furthermore she is ''convinced'' you are the real villain no matter what you say, or do.\\
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Over the game's length she starts to crack even more, no thanks to Kreia's influence and the Sith artefacts she has gathered, but surprisingly if you are restrained in your
final stages happened offscreen.
meeting with her she shows signs of recovery and there's a RayOfHopeEnding for her
* ''Videogame/TheOldRepublic'':
** In a somewhat stranger example, [[spoiler:Revan]] in ''The Old Republic''. [[spoiler:After three hundred years of being [[FateWorseThanDeath trapped in stasis]] and {{mind rape}}d by the Sith Emperor, (all the while subtly influencing him NOT to attack the Republic)]] he's broken out by a strike team..... Only to [[spoiler:immediately go to one of the remaining Star Forges in the galaxy (you know, the EldritchLocation]] he spent the better part of the first game trying to destroy?) and [[spoiler:attempts to build a robotic army that will wipe out all those in the galaxy that contain even a trace of the Sith gene in them-incidentally 97.8% of the Imperial population.]] Not that, given his situation, this isn't ''slightly'' justified.
3rd Apr '17 8:25:36 AM Siempie
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* [[spoiler: Wheatley]] suffers from this in ''VideoGame/Portal2''. After dethroning [=GLaDOS=] and taking over the facility for [[spoiler: him]]self, [[spoiler: he]]'s slowly corrupted by the mainframe, becoming downright sadistic and lashing out in uncharacteristic rage at seemingly random intervals. This culminates in the FinalBoss fight against [[spoiler: him]]. [[spoiler: He starts off rather calmly, engaging in BossBanter and acting extremely intimidating. After bursting the Conversion Gel pipe, he gets ''pissed'', which is when his sanity starts to slip. But it's only when you attach the first and second core to him that he ''really'' starts to lose it. He starts spouting paranoid delusions, using the fact that you didn't catch him at the beginning of the game to accuse you and [=GLaDOS=] of only pretending to be enemies to use him, and that the events of the entire game were all a ploy. But the thing that makes this so heartbreaking is the fact that while he says that, ''he's crying'']].
-->'''[[spoiler: Wheatley]]:''' ''(voice breaking)'' Oh, it's all becoming clear to me now! Find some dupe to break you out of cryosleep! Give him a sob story about escaping to the surface! ''Squeeze'' him for information on how to find a Portal Gun! Then, when he's no more use to you, he has a little "accident"! Doesn't he?! "Falls" off his management rail?! ''DOESN'T HE?!''
17th Mar '17 12:36:20 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'':

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'':''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
17th Mar '17 12:28:48 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind'':
** The Sleepers, otherwise normal people who've been influenced by [[BigBad Dagoth]] [[PhysicalGod Ur's]] [[PsychicDreamsForEveryone Psychic Dreams]] start out babbling about [[KingInTheMountain Dagoth's return]] and the rise of the [[ReligionOfEvil Sixth House]]. After a certain point in the main quest, they will turn hostile and start attacking the player.
** Dagoth Ur and the [[PhysicalGod Tribunal]] all suffer from sanity slippage to varying degrees as a side-effect of [[DeityOfHumanOrigin becoming Gods]] through the power of the [[CosmicKeystone Heart of Lorkhan]]. Dagoth Ur has it the worst, since he was far less restrained in his consumption of the heart's power. Of the Tribunal, only Almalexia exhibits any [[GoMadFromTheRevelation obvious signs of insanity]], though it is implied that Vivec and Sotha Sil would have eventually suffered the same fate.
25th Feb '17 10:34:04 AM CountDorku
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** While BigBad Handsome Jack started out ''evil'' ([[spoiler:trapping your daughter in a small room for her entire life is not the action of a decent man]]), in ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel'' and the "Get to Know Jack" sidequest in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', he's shown to have steadily degenerated from a reasonably controlled form of evil to the casually murderous, deeply self-obsessed version that gets pointed at the Vault Hunters in ''2''.
6th Dec '16 3:31:05 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* Salvatore Leon from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' comes off as a friendly, if ruthless man in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto3'', only to [[spoiler:try and have Claude killed because he suddenly becomes convinced Claude's a spy]]. ''Liberty City Stories'' shows that he had fits of extreme paranoia before this, one time nearly blowing [[TheLancer Tony's]] head off while accusing him of scheming behind his back. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' reveals that this extreme paranoia was caused by CJ playing him (and pretty much every other faction that was involved) for a fool in the game's bank heist arc.]]

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* Salvatore Leon Leone from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' comes off as a friendly, if ruthless man in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto3'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', only to [[spoiler:try and have Claude killed because he suddenly becomes convinced Claude's a spy]]. ''Liberty City Stories'' shows that he had fits of extreme paranoia before this, one time nearly blowing [[TheLancer Tony's]] head off while accusing him of scheming behind his back. [[spoiler:''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' reveals that this extreme paranoia was caused by CJ playing him (and pretty much every other faction that was involved) for a fool in the game's bank heist arc.]]
1st Dec '16 11:10:37 AM babyhenchy1
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* Over the course of the Batman: Arkham games, the Riddler gets hit with this pretty hard. With every game he tries harder to defeat you, and with every game he fails, cracking his fragile ego further and further until, by Arkham Knight, he's more ranting and aggressive than ever before.

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
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Over the course of the Batman: Arkham games, the Riddler gets hit with this pretty hard. With every game he tries harder to defeat you, and with every game he fails, cracking his fragile ego further and further until, by Arkham Knight, he's more ranting and aggressive than ever before.before.
** In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', Scarecrow is insane, but not much moreso than any other of Batman's rogues. After getting mauled and nearly killed by Killer Croc, he completely loses it and in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' becomes arguably the biggest threat that Batman faces in the entire series.
11th Jun '16 7:10:15 PM bigfatcarp93
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* Over the course of the Batman: Arkham games, the Riddler gets hit with this pretty hard. With every game he tries harder to defeat you, and with every game he fails, cracking his fragile ego further and further until, by Arkham Knight, he's more ranting and aggressive than ever before.
22nd May '16 11:52:03 AM LentilSandEater
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** One of the nice things about this game is that you invert the process for a few characters. By helping them confront deep-buried issues and work through problems they get some of their lives back.
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