History SmugSnake / VideoGames

6th Dec '17 11:45:22 PM darkabomination
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----* Mayor Dalmore from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' is a self-assured noble ass who's ObviouslyEvil plan is to burn down an orphanage so he can make room to build luxury housing to sell off to the rich' all so he can pay off his massive debt. When the protagonists point out he could sell his luxury estate to cover his debt, he hypocritically protests that he can't get rid of his home. His plan is quickly found out and while he's quick to gloat that he's protected by code of conduct and has an artifact of power to help, it's not much good and he's quickly reduced to a panicking coward. [[spoiler:Weisman]] ultimately proves to be little better. While his plan is a good and complex one with a particularly sadistic failsafe, when the party manage to beat him he's hardly capable of believing it. It never occurred to him his second in command with a sword that can cut through anything would object to TheReveal that [[spoiler:he kickstarted the war that massacred his village]] and betray him. When he tries to pull a ExitVillainStageLeft, [[ChurchMilitant Keven]] made damn sure he won't.
13th Nov '17 9:07:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Dr. Wallace Breen of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' fame. Acting as the puppet governor for the Combine, Breen keeps spouting out propaganda about the good intentions of "our benefactors" throughout the game (despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary) as well as making disparaging remarks on how Dr. Freeman "has created nothing". He is not even above threatening the transhuman Combine soldiers with "permanent off-world assignment" as a punishment for failure or, for that matter, the ''entire human race'' with extinction if they do not comply. He also seemingly betrays his own [[TheMole Mole]] within LaResistance, [[spoiler:Dr. Mossman]], refusing to make a bargain for [[spoiler:Dr. Vance]]'s life. Breen keeps [[EvilGloating gloating]] about how Freeman will be "destroyed in every way possible and some ways that are essentially ''im''possible" even when he is about to escape through the Combine portal. [[spoiler: He is apparently killed as Freeman damages the dark fusion reactor, causing the portal to collapse.]]

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* Dr. Wallace Breen of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' fame. Acting as the puppet governor for the Combine, Breen keeps spouting out propaganda about the good intentions of "our benefactors" throughout the game (despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary) as well as making disparaging remarks on how Dr. Freeman "has created nothing". He is not even above threatening the transhuman Combine soldiers with "permanent off-world assignment" as a punishment for failure or, for that matter, the ''entire human race'' with extinction if they do not comply. He also seemingly betrays his own [[TheMole Mole]] within LaResistance, [[spoiler:Dr. Mossman]], refusing to make a bargain for [[spoiler:Dr. Vance]]'s life. Breen keeps [[EvilGloating gloating]] about how Freeman will be "destroyed in every way possible and some ways that are essentially ''im''possible" even when he is about to escape through the Combine portal. [[spoiler: He is apparently killed as Freeman damages the dark fusion reactor, causing the portal to collapse.]]
9th Nov '17 3:54:46 PM FlashRebel
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** Palawa Joko, still a very threatening EvilOverlord in GuildWars, got his ass handed to him by Turai Ossa mostly because [[UnderestimatingBadassery he grossly underestimated his opponent's power and wit]]. In the ''Path of Fire'' campaign of GuildWars2, the PlayerCharacter learns that [[spoiler: he made an alliance with [[JerkassGods Balthazar]] and helped him create his forged army before being quickly betrayed and sealed away in the Domin of the Lost once the forged army was ready to invade Elona. Still imprisoned by a magic too powerful for anyone to break it, he still boasts about his own greatness and even tries to bargain with the player and boss them around as if he was in any position to do so, and upon refusal, and worse, the player coming with a plan that he doesn't like, le goes on a long and detailed rant about how he will get revenge on all those who dared to betray him.]]

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** * Palawa Joko, still a very threatening EvilOverlord in GuildWars, got his ass handed to him by Turai Ossa mostly because [[UnderestimatingBadassery he grossly underestimated his opponent's power and wit]]. In the ''Path of Fire'' campaign of GuildWars2, the PlayerCharacter learns that [[spoiler: he made an alliance with [[JerkassGods Balthazar]] and helped him create his forged army before being quickly betrayed and sealed away in the Domin Domain of the Lost once the forged army was ready to invade Elona. Still imprisoned by a magic too powerful for anyone to break it, he still boasts about his own greatness and even tries to bargain with the player and boss them around as if he was in any position to do so, and upon refusal, and worse, the player coming with a plan that he doesn't like, le he goes on a long and detailed rant about how he will get revenge on all those who dared to betray him.]]
9th Nov '17 3:52:25 PM FlashRebel
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** Palawa Joko, still a very threatening EvilOverlord in GuildWars, got his ass handed to him by Turai Ossa mostly because [[UnderestimatingBadassery he grossly underestimated his opponent's power and wit]]. In the ''Path of Fire'' campaign of GuildWars2, the PlayerCharacter learns that [[spoiler: he made an alliance with [[JerkassGods Balthazar]] and helped him create his forged army before being quickly betrayed and sealed away in the Domin of the Lost once the forged army was ready to invade Elona. Still imprisoned by a magic too powerful for anyone to break it, he still boasts about his own greatness and even tries to bargain with the player and boss them around as if he was in any position to do so, and upon refusal, and worse, the player coming with a plan that he doesn't like, le goes on a long and detailed rant about how he will get revenge on all those who dared to betray him.]]
3rd Nov '17 8:35:35 PM DustSnitch
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* Most of the villains in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', but especially [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Protea]]. She's petty, vain, incompetent, has an extremely inflated sense of her own importance, disregards [[BadassPrincess her stepdaughter]] completely, [[KickTheDog kicks any dogs within reach]], and is so oblivious to everything actually going on that she's effortlessly manipulated by [[DragonInChief her advisors]]. When the party actually confronts her in one timeline, she refuses to believe her army could possibly be losing when several of the enemy commanders have just burst into her throne room, and doesn't actually get it through her skull that she should be worried until Stocke is actually holding a blade to her neck.

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* Most of the villains in ''VideoGame/RadiantHistoria'', but especially [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Protea]]. She's petty, vain, incompetent, has an extremely inflated sense of her own importance, disregards [[BadassPrincess her stepdaughter]] stepdaughter completely, [[KickTheDog kicks any dogs within reach]], and is so oblivious to everything actually going on that she's effortlessly manipulated by [[DragonInChief her advisors]]. When the party actually confronts her in one timeline, she refuses to believe her army could possibly be losing when several of the enemy commanders have just burst into her throne room, and doesn't actually get it through her skull that she should be worried until Stocke is actually holding a blade to her neck.
19th Oct '17 10:50:47 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Orvas Dren, the leader of the thuggish, brutal, [[DrugsAreBad drug-pushing]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-trading]] [[TheSyndicate Cammona]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. He's arrogant, prideful, and extremely confident in his position, having two members of the [[ProudMerchantRace House Hlaalu]] council and the lead of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters' Guild]] in his pocket. He has no qualms with plotting to assassinate and overthrow his ReasonableAuthorityFigure brother, Duke Vedam Dren, and has been steering the Cammona Tong down even more morally repugnant paths, such as hiring bounty hunters to track down escaped slaves, using slaves as drug mules and [[spoiler: working with the Sixth House, creepy cultists of the devil of the Dunmeri religion.]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'':
Orvas Dren, the leader of the thuggish, brutal, [[DrugsAreBad drug-pushing]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-trading]] [[TheSyndicate Cammona]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. He's arrogant, prideful, and extremely confident in his position, having two members of the [[ProudMerchantRace House Hlaalu]] council and the lead of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters' Guild]] in his pocket. He has no qualms with plotting to assassinate and overthrow his ReasonableAuthorityFigure brother, Duke Vedam Dren, and has been steering the Cammona Tong down even more morally repugnant paths, such as hiring bounty hunters to track down escaped slaves, using slaves as drug mules and [[spoiler: working with the Sixth House, creepy cultists of the devil of the Dunmeri religion.]].]].
** Series' [[OverarchingVillain recurring villain]] Mannimarco, a [[TheDreaded dreaded]] [[OurLichesAreDifferent Lich]][=/=]{{Necromancer}}, has acted this way in every appearance to date. He tends to see himself as more of a MagnificentBastard, but his schemes have repeatedly failed (or have been generally less successful than hoped) due to his {{Fatal Flaw}}s of {{Pride}} and arrogance.
15th Aug '17 1:03:03 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', the Neo Ghouls and Pegasus's lackeys are this. They're supremely confident that they're going to win, and incredibly surprised when they don't.

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* In ''Videogame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', ''VideoGame/YuGiOhReshefOfDestruction'', the Neo Ghouls and Pegasus's lackeys are this. They're supremely confident that they're going to win, and incredibly surprised when they don't.
11th Jul '17 8:29:18 PM Motherdragon64
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* Myron in VideoGame/Fallout2 is a teenage chemist who is responsible for creating the addictive drug Jet. While he is undoubtedly a genius he is absolutely useless in combat and is generally a pretty terrible person overall.
26th Jun '17 12:20:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Bann Vaughan is another example. In the City Elf origin, he abducts the female members of the elf marriage party. What follows is the PlayerCharacter going on a [[RoaringRampageofRevenge roaring rampage of revenge]] to save the girls. He's [[GenreSavvy genre savvy]] enough to realize the PlayerCharacter, covered head-to-toe in the blood of his household guards, may actually pose a threat to him, but he's [[TooDumbtoLive too stupid]] to just let the girls go. He's smug, entitled, sadistic and treats all [[FantasticRacism elfs with absolute disdain]]. He'll even be racist to an elf PlayerCharacter who [[spoiler: he's relying on to rescue him from Arl Howe's TortureCellar.]]

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** Bann Vaughan is another example. In the City Elf origin, he abducts the female members of the elf marriage party. What follows is the PlayerCharacter going on a [[RoaringRampageofRevenge roaring rampage of revenge]] to save the girls. He's [[GenreSavvy genre savvy]] enough to realize He realizes the PlayerCharacter, covered head-to-toe in the blood of his household guards, may actually pose a threat to him, but he's [[TooDumbtoLive too stupid]] to just let the girls go. He's smug, entitled, sadistic and treats all [[FantasticRacism elfs with absolute disdain]]. He'll even be racist to an elf PlayerCharacter who [[spoiler: he's relying on to rescue him from Arl Howe's TortureCellar.]]
21st Jun '17 10:00:07 AM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Orvas Dren, the leader of the thuggish, brutal, [[DrugsAreBad drug-pushing]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-trading]] [[TheSyndicate Cammona]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. He's arrogant, prideful, and extremely confident in his position, having two members of the [[ProudMerchantRace House Hlaalu]] council and the lead of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters' Guild]] in his pocket. He has no qualms with plotting to assassinate and overthrow his ReasonableAuthorityFigure brother, Duke Vedam Dren, and has been steering the Cammona Tong down even more morally repugnant paths, such as hiring bounty hunters to track down escaped slaves and using slaves as drug mules.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'': Orvas Dren, the leader of the thuggish, brutal, [[DrugsAreBad drug-pushing]], [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave-trading]] [[TheSyndicate Cammona]] [[TheMafia Tong]]. He's arrogant, prideful, and extremely confident in his position, having two members of the [[ProudMerchantRace House Hlaalu]] council and the lead of the [[AdventureGuild Fighters' Guild]] in his pocket. He has no qualms with plotting to assassinate and overthrow his ReasonableAuthorityFigure brother, Duke Vedam Dren, and has been steering the Cammona Tong down even more morally repugnant paths, such as hiring bounty hunters to track down escaped slaves and slaves, using slaves as drug mules.mules and [[spoiler: working with the Sixth House, creepy cultists of the devil of the Dunmeri religion.]].
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