History ShootTheHostage / VideoGames

2nd May '16 8:34:48 AM Piando
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* During the ending of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight, [[spoiler: Batman hallucinates what would happen if the Joker infection caused him to turn as insane as the Joker was. During this hallucination, players play as Joker, carry a shotgun, and shoot several known supervillains. Riddler takes a hostage, and players can just shoot her. Riddler becomes very confused. Remember, only the players see the Joker; the villains see Batman carrying the shotgun.]]

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* During the ending of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight, ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'', [[spoiler: Batman hallucinates what would happen if the Joker infection caused him to turn as insane as the Joker was. During this hallucination, players play as Joker, carry a shotgun, and shoot several known supervillains. Riddler takes a hostage, and players can just shoot her. Riddler becomes very confused. Remember, only the players see the Joker; the villains see Batman carrying the shotgun.]]
28th Mar '16 7:38:42 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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-->'''Kolyat:''' All of you, back off! I'll kill him!
-->'''Shepard:''' No, you won't. ''(kills the hostage)''
-->'''Kolyat:''' OhMyGods...
-->'''Shepard:''' [[BondOneLiner Hostages only work when your enemy cares if they live.]]

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-->'''Kolyat:''' --->'''Kolyat:''' All of you, back off! I'll kill him!
-->'''Shepard:''' --->'''Shepard:''' No, you won't. ''(kills the hostage)''
-->'''Kolyat:''' --->'''Kolyat:''' OhMyGods...
-->'''Shepard:''' --->'''Shepard:''' [[BondOneLiner Hostages only work when your enemy cares if they live.]]
28th Mar '16 7:36:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''SakuraTaisen III'' has a slightly odd example where the "hostage" is a painting (a very thinly-veiled {{Expy}} of the Mona Lisa). [[BoxedCrook Lobelia's]] response? Use her [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] to destroy the painting, which turns out to be a forgery. When asked how she knew it was a fake? [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt She didn't.]]
* During Thane's loyalty quest in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', his son, Kolyat, takes a turian politician hostage. If you don't use the Paragon QuickTimeEvent, you have two choices: shoot Kolyat (nonfatally) or shoot the hostage (fatally). Your possible justifications for the latter are that you kept Kolyat from doing it (the whole point of the quest) or that the hostage deserved it - we see earlier that he has a pretty drastic anti-human bias and was threatening shopkeepers.

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* ''SakuraTaisen III'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars 3'' has a slightly odd example where the "hostage" is a painting (a very thinly-veiled {{Expy}} of the Mona Lisa). [[BoxedCrook Lobelia's]] response? Use her [[PlayingWithFire pyrokinesis]] to destroy the painting, which turns out to be a forgery. When asked how she knew it was a fake? [[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt She didn't.]]
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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During Thane's loyalty quest in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', his son, Kolyat, takes a turian politician hostage. If you don't use the Paragon QuickTimeEvent, you have two choices: shoot Kolyat (nonfatally) or shoot the hostage (fatally). Your possible justifications for the latter are that you kept Kolyat from doing it (the whole point of the quest) or that the hostage deserved it - we see earlier that he has a pretty drastic anti-human bias and was threatening shopkeepers.



** The DLC mission ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' has a moment when an enemy takes a hostage and makes her talk, making her confess that she has a son, she wants to live and see him again, she doesn't want to die. If you don't have a sufficient Paragon or Renegade score to talk your way out of it (in either of those paths, you can [[BadassBoast list off some of your more terrifying achievements]] and ask if the enemy ''really'' thinks you can't kill one innocent for the greater good), you can still choose to shoot the woman nonfatally.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' does it again when you confront [[spoiler:Miranda's father]], who's holding [[spoiler:her sister Oriana]] hostage. If you can't / don't use the Charm / Intimidate options (different ways of saying "You let her go, you walk"), you get a Renegade Interrupt to shoot his hostage in the leg, giving you or [[spoiler:Miranda]] the chance to finish him off.

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** *** The DLC mission ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' has a moment when an enemy takes a hostage and makes her talk, making her confess that she has a son, she wants to live and see him again, she doesn't want to die. If you don't have a sufficient Paragon or Renegade score to talk your way out of it (in either of those paths, you can [[BadassBoast list off some of your more terrifying achievements]] and ask if the enemy ''really'' thinks you can't kill one innocent for the greater good), you can still choose to shoot the woman nonfatally.
* ** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' does it again when you confront [[spoiler:Miranda's father]], who's holding [[spoiler:her sister Oriana]] hostage. If you can't / don't use the Charm / Intimidate options (different ways of saying "You let her go, you walk"), you get a Renegade Interrupt to shoot his hostage in the leg, giving you or [[spoiler:Miranda]] the chance to finish him off.



* ''KaneAndLynch''. Lynch does this during one of his [[AxCrazy psychotic episodes]] and is genuinely distressed when Kane returns. It doesn't help that things go downhill from there as a result.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Psycho Mantis holds Meryl hostage by forcing her to hold a gun to her own head. One of the ways to stop her from committing suicide would be to throw a stun grenade, knocking her cold. Another way to prevent this is to ''punch Meryl to the point of unconsciousness''. In Twin Snakes, the remake, you can also shoot her with the tranquilizer gun.
** The situation repeats itself in 4, this time with Screaming Mantis and Meryl (Again).
** Then there is the variation with Raiden in 4 where Vamp grabs him from behind and he uses his sword to stab himself and nail Vamp through his own gut.
* In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', a MadScientist is holding a young boy at gunpoint while gassing a bunch of kids to death. The boy tells Raiden to [[KillUsBoth kill them both]] and Raiden, in a moment of [[AxCrazy ax craziness]], complies and ''cleaves both of them in half.'' The boy survives and gets a cybernetic shoulder and arm, but still...
** The game also features an unintentional example: Hostages are immune to all of Raiden's attacks, so the easiest way to rescue them is by launching grenades directly at them to kill the hostage-takers.

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* ''KaneAndLynch''.''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch''. Lynch does this during one of his [[AxCrazy psychotic episodes]] and is genuinely distressed when Kane returns. It doesn't help that things go downhill from there as a result.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
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''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': Psycho Mantis holds Meryl hostage by forcing her to hold a gun to her own head. One of the ways to stop her from committing suicide would be to throw a stun grenade, knocking her cold. Another way to prevent this is to ''punch Meryl to the point of unconsciousness''. In Twin Snakes, ''Twin Snakes'', the remake, you can also shoot her with the tranquilizer gun.
** The situation repeats itself in 4, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', this time with Screaming Mantis and Meryl (Again).
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Then there is the variation with Raiden in 4 where Vamp grabs him from behind and he uses his sword to stab himself and nail Vamp through his own gut.
* ** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'', a MadScientist is holding a young boy at gunpoint while gassing a bunch of kids to death. The boy tells Raiden to [[KillUsBoth kill them both]] and Raiden, in a moment of [[AxCrazy ax craziness]], complies and ''cleaves both of them in half.'' The boy survives and gets a cybernetic shoulder and arm, but still...
** *** The game also features an unintentional example: Hostages are immune to all of Raiden's attacks, so the easiest way to rescue them is by launching grenades directly at them to kill the hostage-takers.
3rd Dec '15 2:07:16 AM Killerikala
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* During the ending of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight, [[spoiler: Batman hallucinates what would happen if the Joker infection caused him to turn as insane as the Joker was. During this hallucination, players play as Joker, carry a shotgun, and shoot several known supervillains. Riddler takes a hostage, and players can just shoot her. Riddler becomes very confused. Remember, only the players see the Joker; the villains see Batman carrying the shotgun.]]
30th Jul '15 7:35:40 PM nombretomado
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* Can be done optionally in the ''ModernWarfare 3'' mission "Stronghold"; one of Makarov's men grabs a Czech POW and tries to take him hostage, but there's absolutely no penalty if Yuri (the player) decides to simply shoot through the prisoner to kill the thug. Captain Price even quips, "He never would have made it anyway...".

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* Can be done optionally in the ''ModernWarfare 3'' ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare3'' mission "Stronghold"; one of Makarov's men grabs a Czech POW and tries to take him hostage, but there's absolutely no penalty if Yuri (the player) decides to simply shoot through the prisoner to kill the thug. Captain Price even quips, "He never would have made it anyway...".
5th Jul '15 1:04:10 PM StarSword
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* {{Invoked}} in ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'''s post-Season 8 Federation tutorial. The PlayerCharacter's commanding officer Captain Masc P. Taggart is taken captive by a Klingon battlecruiser crew. He tells the PC to lock onto his combadge signal and open fire, though the Klingon captain stabs him to death right after that.
24th May '15 10:49:50 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''{{VideoGame/Halo 4}}'': Spartan Ops has a variant. Covenant leader Jul 'Mdama tries to use the scientist Dr. Halsey as a shield. What he doesn't know is that Halsey has been marked for assassination, resulting his attacker shooting at them anyway. [[spoiler:Neither of them are killed, but Halsey does lose an arm thanks to her wound.]]
9th Apr '15 10:35:47 PM jormis29
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* Zoran Lazarevic, the BigBad of ''{{Uncharted}} 2: Among Thieves'', does this without hesitation, after giving an impassioned speech comparing himself to such "great men" as Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan, and Pol Pott, saying that "they had the will to do what other men would not."

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* Zoran Lazarevic, the BigBad of ''{{Uncharted}} 2: Among Thieves'', ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'', does this without hesitation, after giving an impassioned speech comparing himself to such "great men" as Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan, and Pol Pott, saying that "they had the will to do what other men would not."
11th Dec '14 9:44:26 PM Nimdok
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*** The above is because the game started out as an on-rails shooter, so the idea of moving around for a better shot wasn't part of the AI programming.
26th May '14 4:35:54 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''[[VideoGame/BattleClash Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge]]'', the FinalBoss shields its weak point with the ST used by your MissionControl. You can opt to destroy her mecha and take a huge chunk out of the boss's life meter, but in order to get the good ending, you have to keep her alive (a lot tougher than it looks, as the boss slowly regenerates health ''and'' hammers you with powerful attacks all the while, constantly leaving you on the defensive).
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