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24th Nov '15 4:27:21 AM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Double Agent'', one of your earlier "karma choices" is to [[spoiler: decide whether to shoot the pilot of the helicopter that the terrorist organization hijacked, as an act of loyalty to the terrorists. If Sam decides to instead hesitate and stay loyal to the government, Sam's only friend in the organization does it instead in a last-minute decision to save Sam's face.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Double Agent'', ''VideoGame/SplinterCellDoubleAgent'', one of your earlier "karma choices" is to [[spoiler: decide whether to shoot the pilot of the helicopter that the terrorist organization hijacked, as an act of loyalty to the terrorists. If Sam decides to instead hesitate and stay loyal to the government, Sam's only friend in the organization does it instead in a last-minute decision to save Sam's face.]]



*** The above example is made even worse when WordOfGod revealed in ''Conviction'' that not only Sam [[spoiler:killing Lambert]] is canon, but that [[spoiler: Lambert did '''everything''' in Double Agent to protect Sam's daughter, thus only adding to the guilt of killing a friend on a whim.]]

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*** The above example is made even worse when WordOfGod revealed in ''Conviction'' ''[[VideoGame/SplinterCellConviction Conviction]]'' that not only Sam [[spoiler:killing Lambert]] is canon, but that [[spoiler: Lambert did '''everything''' in Double Agent ''Double Agent'' to protect Sam's daughter, thus only adding to the guilt of killing a friend on a whim.]]
8th Oct '15 10:56:22 AM Octoya
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* It's not necessary but highly advised you kill your infected friend Billy in ''[[VideoGame/DontEscape Don't Escape 2]]'', or he'll turn into a zombie by nightfall and make your chances of survival a lot tougher. The player character can choose to kill him in a handful of different ways.

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* It's not necessary but highly advised you kill your infected friend Billy Bill in ''[[VideoGame/DontEscape Don't Escape 2]]'', or he'll turn into a zombie by nightfall and make your chances of survival a lot tougher. The player character can choose to kill him in a handful of different ways.
8th Oct '15 9:59:17 AM Protectronics
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* It's not necessary but highly advised you kill your infected friend Billy in ''[[VideoGame/DontEscape Don't Escape 2]]'', or he'll turn into a zombie by nightfall and make your chances of survival a lot tougher. The player character can choose to kill him in a handful of different ways.
3rd Oct '15 8:28:01 AM ShylokVakarian
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* Defied in ''VideoGame/SpyParty'': If you point at Ms. J's dog, Mog (Designed after John's girlfriend's dog, Olive), as a Sniper, he will duck down into the purse, which is made of kevlar. Since you only have one shot, shooting the purse will not harm Mog. [[note]]But will miraculously kill Ms. J.[[/note]]
2nd Oct '15 9:44:25 PM babyhenchy1
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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Snake's ultimate mission is to [[spoiler: eliminate his old mentor, The Boss, in order to avert a nuclear war.]] At the very end, she lays there dying, and orders him to fire the bullet that will end her life. The game forces you to pull the trigger.

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* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', Snake's ultimate mission is to [[spoiler: eliminate his old mentor, The Boss, in order to avert a nuclear war.]] At the very end, she lays there dying, and orders him to fire the bullet that will end her life. [[PlayerPunch The game forces you to pull the trigger.trigger]].
11th Aug '15 10:34:22 AM theLibrarian
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* The backstory of the ''GearsOfWar'' series has the Coalition of Ordered Governments launch a simultaneous attack on every city and strategic resource on the planet except for the capital city and everything around it on the granite plateau that they're built on in order to buy time to fight back against the Locust, which they had been fighting a losing battle against for the past year. This ends up killing billions but also stops the Locust offensive cold, as the COG government was given an estimate of ''six months'' before the Locust rendered humanity extinct, and fulfills its purpose as the COG, through narrowing the front to a relatively easy-to-defend perimeter instead of a massive, planet-wide government where the Locust could pop up anywhere, and allows humanity to hold out for 13 more years before [[PyrrhicVictory finally winning]].

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* The backstory of the ''GearsOfWar'' series has the Coalition of Ordered Governments launch a simultaneous KillSat attack on every city and strategic resource on the planet except for the capital city and everything around it on the granite plateau that they're built on in order to buy time to fight back against the Locust, which they had been fighting a losing battle against for the past year. This ends up killing billions but also stops the Locust offensive cold, as the COG government was given an estimate of ''six months'' before the Locust rendered humanity extinct, and fulfills its purpose as the COG, through narrowing the front to a relatively easy-to-defend perimeter instead of a massive, planet-wide government where the Locust could pop up anywhere, and allows humanity to hold out for 13 more years before [[PyrrhicVictory finally winning]].
11th Aug '15 10:33:56 AM theLibrarian
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* The backstory of the ''GearsOfWar'' series has the Coalition of Ordered Governments launch a simultaneous attack on every city and strategic resource on the planet except for the capital city and everything around it on the granite plateau that they're built on in order to buy time to fight back against the Locust, which they had been fighting a losing battle against for the past year. This ends up killing billions but also stops the Locust offensive cold, as the COG government was given an estimate of ''six months'' before the Locust rendered humanity extinct, and fulfills its purpose as the COG, through narrowing the front to a relatively easy-to-defend perimeter instead of a massive, planet-wide government where the Locust could pop up anywhere, and allows humanity to hold out for 13 more years before [[PyrrhicVictory finally winning]].
1st Aug '15 10:43:16 AM Onlythrice
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** Clementine [[spoiler:has a near literal run in with the Trope Name. She puts a dog out of its misery after it is impaled on a broken pole.]]

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** Clementine [[spoiler:has a near literal run in with the Trope Name. She puts has the option to either put a dog out of its misery after it is impaled on a broken pole.pole, or leave it there to bleed out. It did try to kill her, after all.]]
17th Mar '15 9:11:33 PM jormis29
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* In ''{{Lusternia}}'', the [[PhysicalGod Vernal Gods]] use a child marked as food for [[EldritchAbomination Muud]] as bait to capture him, and as a living seal to keep him [[SealedEvilInACan permanently trapped]]. To ensure she never commits suicide, thus freeing him, they trap her in a LotusEaterMachine.

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* In ''{{Lusternia}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Lusternia}}'', the [[PhysicalGod Vernal Gods]] use a child marked as food for [[EldritchAbomination Muud]] as bait to capture him, and as a living seal to keep him [[SealedEvilInACan permanently trapped]]. To ensure she never commits suicide, thus freeing him, they trap her in a LotusEaterMachine.
26th Feb '15 7:17:18 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', you will have a short and bloody reign if you don't become very good at this. Assassinating honorable nobles -- even children -- to prevent civil wars trying to put them on the throne and arranging loveless marriages between one's daughters and brutal sadists to forge vital alliances are only the most ordinary deeds a feudal ruler must do to protect their people.

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* In ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'', even if you're trying not to be a total VillainProtagonist, you will have a short and bloody reign if you don't become very good at this. Assassinating honorable nobles -- even children -- to prevent civil wars trying to put them on the throne and arranging loveless marriages between one's daughters and brutal sadists to forge vital alliances are only the most ordinary deeds a feudal ruler must do to protect their people.
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