History TearJerker / TwistedMetal

3rd Jun '16 5:54:21 AM KamenRiderKrypton
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14th May '16 11:41:20 AM ThraggLootrippa
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** No-Face: A former boxer, No-Face had his jaw and nose shattered after being put in a losing fight - when he went to a BackAlleyDoctor who could fix up his face, the Doctor in question was pissed at losing $20,000 on No-Face that night. After sedating No-Face, the Doctor [[BodyHorror tore out his eyes, his tongue, and stitched his mouth and eyelids shut]]. In No-Face's understandable UnstoppableRage [[AccidentalMurder he murdered six innocent people trying to get to the doctor]], and was locked in Blackfield as a result.
** Billy Ray Stillwell: Once an average farmer, Billy Ray's life was torn upside down when a crop duster sprayed him while he was checking out the fields - it killed all of the crops, and left Billy horribly disfigured. Still more shocked than angered, Billy Ray limped back home to find his wife, Annie, thinking she could figure out what to do. Only to find [[YourCheatingHeart Annie kissing the pilot that just sprayed him]], and the two talking about [[GoldDigger how they were going to collect Billy's life insurance]]. Outraged, Billy grabbed a hoe, and beat Annie to death, and vowed to hunt the pilot down... And in his story, [[AntagonistInMourning he eventually]] ''[[AntagonistInMourning regrets]]'' [[AntagonistInMourning killing Annie]].

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** No-Face: A former small-time boxer, No-Face had his jaw and nose shattered after being put in a losing fight - when he went to a BackAlleyDoctor who could fix up his face, face since he couldn't afford a better one, the Doctor in question was pissed at losing $20,000 on No-Face that night. After sedating No-Face, the Doctor [[BodyHorror tore out his eyes, his tongue, tongue]] [[DisproportionateRetribution and stitched his mouth and eyelids shut]]. In No-Face's understandable UnstoppableRage after realizing what happened, [[AccidentalMurder he murdered six innocent people people trying to get to the doctor]], doctor]] by tearing them to pieces, and was locked in Blackfield as a result.
** Billy Ray Stillwell: Once an average farmer, Billy Ray's life was torn upside down when a crop duster sprayed him while he was checking out the fields - it killed all of the crops, and left Billy horribly disfigured. Still more shocked than angered, Billy Ray limped back home to find his wife, Annie, thinking she could figure out what to do. Only to find [[YourCheatingHeart Annie kissing the pilot that just sprayed him]], and the two talking about [[GoldDigger how they were going to collect Billy's life insurance]]. Outraged, Billy grabbed a hoe, and beat Annie to death, death then kept hitting the body for an hour, and vowed to hunt the pilot down... And in his story, [[AntagonistInMourning he eventually]] ''[[AntagonistInMourning regrets]]'' [[AntagonistInMourning killing Annie]].
3rd Jul '15 9:08:47 PM Prfnoff
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* Virtually all of the characters from TwistedMetalBlack (well, okay, [[TokenEvilTeammate aside from Needles Kane]]) are this, each having a DarkAndTroubledPast or FreudianExcuse worthy enough to push them into the BloodSport that is Twisted Metal, and [[SympatheticMurderer excuse the actions that some of them take in their endings]] [[MoralEventHorizon that would've been flat-out monstrous in any other circumstance]]:

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* Virtually all of the characters from TwistedMetalBlack ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack'' (well, okay, [[TokenEvilTeammate aside from Needles Kane]]) are this, each having a DarkAndTroubledPast or FreudianExcuse worthy enough to push them into the BloodSport that is Twisted Metal, and [[SympatheticMurderer excuse the actions that some of them take in their endings]] [[MoralEventHorizon that would've been flat-out monstrous in any other circumstance]]:
19th Mar '15 6:11:53 PM TMK
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--> '''Mr. Grim:''' [[spoiler:''before death'' I gotta admit, I would'a shot that motherfucker too.]]

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--> '''Mr. Grim:''' [[spoiler:''before death'' Grim''' [[spoiler:''(before death)'': I gotta admit, I would'a woulda shot that motherfucker too.]]
22nd Jan '15 5:06:56 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Grimm]] from the reboot can get some of this too. Even though all three of the characters in the story are [[SerialKiller serial killers]], Mr. Grimm is the most sympathetic. In this incarnation, Mr. Grimm's name derives from his father, who was a daredevil who could seemingly perform any stunt, until one gets him killed. Realizing how tough the world is, he turned to a life of crime, but starts to feel for all the people he hurt and killed. His wish is to go back to the night his father was killed so he could prevent his death from happening. [[spoiler:And when he does, his father starts to attack from when he suddenly appears in the backseat, distracting him from the road where they collide with another car. Mr. Grimm crawls out of the wreckage, and looks up to see that his past self was holding his father's gun and is shot dead, presumably [[StartOfDarkness repeating the cycle once more.]]]]
--> '''Mr. Grim:''' [[spoiler:''before death'' I gotta admit, I would'a shot that motherfucker too.]]
19th Nov '14 10:41:18 PM MaddKossack115
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** Her ending in Twisted Metal 2 is an awful, awful thing. [[spoiler:Krista, surviving the hell-war that is the Twisted Metal contest, is overjoyed to see her father - and Calypso feels the same for her, [[IThoughtYouWereDead having thought that his daughter had died in a car accident that scarred him...]] But it's all a ruse. Krista is actually a cyborg reconstructed by the LAPD, as she's the only person that Calypso would allow in his direct presence, and is wired with an explosive that would detonate once she achieved an audience with Calypso. Before the bomb within her goes off, Krista says to her father, "Hold me daddy: I'm JustAMachine now, but [[ThisIsGonnaSuck I'm afraid the explosion will hurt]]." And Calypso, who you would ''think'' would have full rights to claim "ThatThingIsNotMyChild", and certainly would've damn well knew he'll be KilledOfForReal if he doesn't try to OutrunTheFireball... [[YouAreNotAlone hugs her]], [[TogetherInDeath just as the bomb's detonation obliterates them both]].]] Who'd have thought that ''[[BigBad Calypso]]'' would have deserved any sympathy?
*** And to ''really'' twist the knife, the [[StuffBlowingUp Explosion]] [[SmashToBlack to Black]] cuts to a message saying "[[AWinnerIsYou The LAPD thanks you for putting an end to Twisted Metal. You have won!]]". What ''should'' feel like a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, where the [[ApocalypseHow literally world-shattering]] BloodSport has been ended for good, is delivered as the king of all "YouBastard" moments, [[spoiler: for abusing [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Calypso's sole redeeming relationship with his daughter]] [[WeCanRebuildHim by piecing what was left of her from her fatal accident back together]], [[UnwillingRoboticisation only to force her to become a mechanized]] [[WhyAmITicking suicide bomber]] [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb in the hopes she would deliver a warhead right in Calypso's face]].]] Even if [[IDidWhatIHadToDo this was the only way to stop Calypso]], (which future endings in games like ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'' have disproven, as plenty of contestants can injure, arrest, or outright kill Calypso) and that TheEndJustifiesTheMeans in this case, it's still a bitter pill to swallow.

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** Her ending in Twisted Metal 2 is an awful, awful thing. [[spoiler:Krista, surviving the hell-war that is the Twisted Metal contest, is overjoyed to see her father - and Calypso feels the same for her, [[IThoughtYouWereDead having thought that his daughter had died in a car accident that scarred him...]] But it's all a ruse. Krista is actually a cyborg reconstructed by the LAPD, as she's the only person that Calypso would allow in his direct presence, and is wired with an explosive that would detonate once she achieved an audience with Calypso. Before the bomb within her goes off, Krista says to her father, "Hold me daddy: I'm JustAMachine now, but [[ThisIsGonnaSuck I'm afraid the explosion will hurt]]." And Calypso, who you would ''think'' would have full rights to claim "ThatThingIsNotMyChild", and certainly would've damn well knew he'll be KilledOfForReal KilledOffForReal if he doesn't try to OutrunTheFireball... [[YouAreNotAlone hugs her]], his daughter in her final moments]], [[TogetherInDeath just as the bomb's detonation obliterates them both]].]] Who'd have thought that ''[[BigBad Calypso]]'' would have deserved any sympathy?
*** And to ''really'' twist the knife, the [[StuffBlowingUp Explosion]] [[SmashToBlack to Black]] cuts to a message saying "[[AWinnerIsYou The LAPD thanks you for putting an end to Twisted Metal. You have won!]]". won!]]". What ''should'' feel like a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, where the [[ApocalypseHow literally world-shattering]] BloodSport has been ended for good, is delivered as the king of all "YouBastard" moments, [[spoiler: for abusing [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Calypso's sole redeeming relationship with his daughter]] [[WeCanRebuildHim by piecing what was left of her from her fatal accident back together]], [[UnwillingRoboticisation only to force her to become a mechanized]] [[WhyAmITicking suicide bomber]] [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb in the hopes she would deliver a warhead right in Calypso's face]].]] ]] Even if [[IDidWhatIHadToDo this was the only way to stop Calypso]], (which future endings in games like ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'' have disproven, as plenty of contestants can injure, arrest, or outright kill Calypso) and that TheEndJustifiesTheMeans in this case, it's still a bitter pill to swallow.



** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PyrrhicVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]

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** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PyrrhicVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]
19th Nov '14 10:40:37 PM MaddKossack115
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* Somehow, even ''TwistedMetal'' manages to pull this off, with Grasshopper's ''Head-On'' ending. The reason Krista's ghost is in the tournament? Calypso [[MagnificentBastard wants her to win]] so she can wish herself back to life. Then when she actually ''does'' win, [[spoiler: she fails to realize what he was after, and simply accuses him of using her to kill more people. And just to make things worse, she wishes that the accident that killed her and gave Calypso his powers never happened.]] Calypso is forced to grant her wish, and we see her happily playing with a younger, friendlier father. [[spoiler: Then we see her comatose in a hospital, with Calypso watching. He can't give her what she wants (since trying to RetGone anything in ''Twisted Metal'' never works), and she can't actually come back because [[LiteralGenie that wasn't her wish.]] The best he can do is leave her in a happy dream state until she recovers.]] Just... damn.
** Her ending in Twisted Metal 2 is an awful, awful thing. [[spoiler:Krista, surviving the hell-war that is the Twisted Metal contest, is overjoyed to see her father -- and Calypso feels the same for her, having thought that his daughter had died in a car accident that scarred him... But it's all a ruse. Krista is actually a simulacrum reconstructed by the LAPD, as she's the only person that Calypso would allow in his direct presence. Before the bomb within her goes off, Krista says to her father, "Hold me daddy, I'm just a machine now but I'm afraid the explosion will hurt." Calypso... hugs her.]] Who'd have thought that Calypso deserved any sympathy?

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* Somehow, even ''TwistedMetal'' manages to pull this off, with Grasshopper's ''Head-On'' ending. The reason Krista's ghost is in the tournament? Calypso [[MagnificentBastard wants her to win]] so she can wish herself back to life. Then when she actually ''does'' win, [[spoiler: [[NowYouTellMe she fails to realize what he was after, after]] (or [[WasItReallyWorthIt refused to believe it would be worth all the death and destruction she needed to cause to achieve her wish]]), and [[CallingTheOldManOut simply accuses him of using her to kill more people. people]]. And just to make things worse, [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong she wishes that the accident that killed her and gave Calypso his powers never happened.happened]].]] Calypso is forced to grant her wish, and [[HopeSpot we see her happily playing with a younger, friendlier father.father]]. [[spoiler: Then we see her comatose in a hospital, with Calypso watching. He can't give her what she wants (since trying to RetGone anything in ''Twisted Metal'' never works), and she can't actually come back because [[LiteralGenie that wasn't her wish.]] The best he can do is leave her in a happy dream state until she recovers.]] Just... damn.
** Her ending in Twisted Metal 2 is an awful, awful thing. [[spoiler:Krista, surviving the hell-war that is the Twisted Metal contest, is overjoyed to see her father -- - and Calypso feels the same for her, [[IThoughtYouWereDead having thought that his daughter had died in a car accident that scarred him... him...]] But it's all a ruse. Krista is actually a simulacrum cyborg reconstructed by the LAPD, as she's the only person that Calypso would allow in his direct presence. presence, and is wired with an explosive that would detonate once she achieved an audience with Calypso. Before the bomb within her goes off, Krista says to her father, "Hold me daddy, daddy: I'm just a machine now JustAMachine now, but [[ThisIsGonnaSuck I'm afraid the explosion will hurt.hurt]]." Calypso... And Calypso, who you would ''think'' would have full rights to claim "ThatThingIsNotMyChild", and certainly would've damn well knew he'll be KilledOfForReal if he doesn't try to OutrunTheFireball... [[YouAreNotAlone hugs her.her]], [[TogetherInDeath just as the bomb's detonation obliterates them both]].]] Who'd have thought that Calypso ''[[BigBad Calypso]]'' would have deserved any sympathy?
*** And to ''really'' twist the knife, the [[StuffBlowingUp Explosion]] [[SmashToBlack to Black]] cuts to a message saying "[[AWinnerIsYou The LAPD thanks you for putting an end to Twisted Metal. You have won!]]". What ''should'' feel like a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, where the [[ApocalypseHow literally world-shattering]] BloodSport has been ended for good, is delivered as the king of all "YouBastard" moments, [[spoiler: for abusing [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Calypso's sole redeeming relationship with his daughter]] [[WeCanRebuildHim by piecing what was left of her from her fatal accident back together]], [[UnwillingRoboticisation only to force her to become a mechanized]] [[WhyAmITicking suicide bomber]] [[SomebodySetUpUsTheBomb in the hopes she would deliver a warhead right in Calypso's face]].]] Even if [[IDidWhatIHadToDo this was the only way to stop Calypso]], (which future endings in games like ''Twisted Metal: Head-On'' have disproven, as plenty of contestants can injure, arrest, or outright kill Calypso) and that TheEndJustifiesTheMeans in this case, it's still a bitter pill to swallow.



** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PyrrhicVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]

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** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PyrrhicVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]
19th Nov '14 10:08:39 PM MaddKossack115
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** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PhyricVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]

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** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PhyricVictory [[PyrrhicVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]
19th Nov '14 10:02:22 PM MaddKossack115
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--> '''Grimm:''' "[[PsychologicalHorror They say the mind bends to cope with the horrors of life...]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation I think mine bent so much that it snapped in two]]."
** Preacher's story. Sure, he skirts on the edge of being a HolierThanThou lunatic, but wanting to [[TheAtoner find forgiveness after]] [[MyGreatestFailure butchering a whole church]] is pretty understandable. [[spoiler: And his "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" [[HeroicBSOD breakdown]] he has after finding out he was never a victim of DemonicPossession, but was genuinely insane, is utterly heartwrenching. It gets even worse when he crucifies himself to beg for God's forgiveness, and then, when that didn't work...]]]]

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--> '''Grimm:''' "[[PsychologicalHorror They say the mind bends and twists in order to cope deal with the horrors of life...]] [[GoMadFromTheRevelation I think mine my mind bent so much that it snapped in two]]."
** Preacher's story. Sure, he skirts on the edge of being a HolierThanThou lunatic, but wanting to [[TheAtoner find forgiveness after]] [[MyGreatestFailure butchering a whole church]] is pretty understandable. [[spoiler: And his "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" [[HeroicBSOD breakdown]] he has after finding out he was never a victim of DemonicPossession, but was genuinely insane, is utterly heartwrenching. It gets even worse when [[SelfHarm he crucifies himself to beg for God's forgiveness, forgiveness]], and then, [[DespairEventHorizon when that didn't work...]]]]



** Agent Stone: A ByTheBookCop [[BewareTheNiceOnes who one day snapped]] when facing a HostageSituation, being angered over how criminals could kill indiscriminately, [[KarmaHoudini and eventually got released from court or prison to kill again]]. But in his UnstoppableRage, Stone [[AccidentalMurder accidentally gunned down a mother and her daughter in the crossfire]]. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Utterly horrified at what his haste had cost him]], Stone attempted to [[AteHisGun Eat His Gun]] - [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets only to be thwarted as it was out of ammo]]. Now that he's joined the contest, he's finally gets a chance to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong [[spoiler: and in his ending, [[HopeSpot he seemingly gets it]], and is able to take out the terrorists without killing the mother and daughter in the process. However, he doesn't notice [[NotQuiteDead one of the terrorists is still alive]] (who is heavily implied to be Calypso given his [[EyeScream sunken eye]]), [[BoomHeadshot and gets a bullet to the brain]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog for all his trouble]].]]

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** Agent Stone: A ByTheBookCop [[BewareTheNiceOnes who one day snapped]] when facing a HostageSituation, being angered over how criminals could kill indiscriminately, [[KarmaHoudini and eventually got released from court or prison to kill again]]. But in his UnstoppableRage, Stone [[AccidentalMurder accidentally gunned down a mother and her daughter in the crossfire]]. [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone Utterly horrified at what his haste had cost him]], Stone attempted to [[AteHisGun Eat His Gun]] - [[BungledSuicide only to be thwarted]] [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets only to be thwarted as it was out of ammo]]. Now that he's joined the contest, he's finally gets a chance to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong [[spoiler: and in his ending, [[HopeSpot he seemingly gets it]], and is able to take out the terrorists without killing the mother and daughter in the process. However, he doesn't notice [[NotQuiteDead one of the terrorists is still alive]] (who is heavily implied to be Calypso given his [[EyeScream sunken eye]]), [[BoomHeadshot and gets a bullet to the brain]] [[ShootTheShaggyDog for all his trouble]].]]


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** Charlie Kane - or more accurately, his son. After Charlie took his son away from his BigBrotherBully ([[MonsterClown Needles Kane]]), Charlie [[BoomHeadshot got his brains blown out of his skull one day]], [[SelfMadeOrphan likely by Needles himself]]. Since Charlie's son was desperate not to live without his daddy, [[WeCanRebuildHim he pieced back his father's head]], [[TheKidWithTheRemoteControl and now remotely controls Charlie]]. Entering the contest under Calypso's promise to "[[ShmuckBait make it all better]]" [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies it turned out to be a lie]], [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder and Calypso kills Charlie again by crushing his son's remote]]. Before Charlie's son has a chance to rebuild the remote, [[BookEnds Calypso takes him away from his father's corpse the way Charlie took him from Needles]]: turns out, what Calypso meant by "making it all better" [[EvilMentor was to tutor Charlie's son to become the heir to the Twisted Metal tournament]], especially now [[CainAndAbel since he killed Needles during the competition]]: after all, "[[InTheBlood It's in his blood.]]"]]
** Axel, who one day had [[StuffedIntoTheFridge his wife kidnapped when he wasn't looking]], [[FingerInTheMail and had her body mailed back to him piece-by-piece]]. [[ItsAllMyFault Believing his act of carelessness led to his wife's death]], [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment Axel designed his vehicle]] [[SelfHarm just so the pain would serve as punishment for failing his wife]]. And in his ending, [[spoiler: he finally faces off against his wife's killer, [[MonsterClown Needles "Sweet Tooth" Kane]], [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim and guns him down after]] [[WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied Needles bragged about how his wife cried out for his help as he slowly gutted her]]... [[VengeanceFeelsEmpty but still feels like he should still be punished for his wife's death]].]]
--> '''Axel:''' [[spoiler: [[PhyricVictory The clown is dead... but so is my wife.]] ''[[SurvivorGuilt Now I can never be free...]]'']]
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** Mr. Grimm: Being a ShellShockedVeteran from TheVietnamWar is probably par for the course, but Grimm had the misfortune to experience a terror even most 'Nam vets would be mortified at: He and his best friend Benny were behind enemy lines, desperately fighting for their lives after the rest of the squad was cut down. Benny eventually gets hit, and as Grimm desperately tries to help him, he's knocked out by a Vietnamese soldier. Grimm and Benny were then imprisoned in a hole 25 feet deep, and were left starving for several days. After Mr. Grimm desperately begged for help non-stop for five days, an adviser to the Vietnamese showed up; he claimed that Mr. Grimm would have to eat to stay alive, and dropped a knife into the hole - the implication being that [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty he wanted Grimm to kill and cannibalize Benny]]. Grimm refused, but after Benny died from his untreated wounds two days later, Grimm caved in, and started to chop up his friend for food. As a TragicKeepsake, he forged the shattered remains of Benny's skull into a makeshift helmet. When [[BigDamnHeroes a bunch of Marines]] [[BigDamnHeroes rolled in to save Grimm]], [[BerserkButton one of them tried to take the mask off]], and [[UnstoppableRage Grimm killed four of the Marines before being subdued]]. Now shipped back to the states, Grimm slowly rots in his cell at Blackfield, [[ImAHumanitarean still holding a craving for human flesh...]]

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** Mr. Grimm: Being a ShellShockedVeteran from TheVietnamWar is probably par for the course, but Grimm had the misfortune to experience a terror even most 'Nam vets would be mortified at: He and his best friend Benny were behind enemy lines, desperately fighting for their lives after the rest of the squad was cut down. Benny eventually gets hit, and as Grimm desperately tries to help him, he's knocked out by a Vietnamese soldier. Grimm and Benny were then imprisoned in a hole 25 feet deep, and were left starving for several days. After Mr. Grimm desperately begged for help non-stop for five days, an adviser to the Vietnamese showed up; he claimed that Mr. Grimm would have to eat to stay alive, and dropped a knife into the hole - the implication being that [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty he wanted Grimm to kill and cannibalize Benny]]. Grimm refused, but after Benny died from his untreated wounds two days later, Grimm caved in, and started to chop up his friend for food. As a TragicKeepsake, he forged the shattered remains of Benny's skull into a makeshift helmet. When [[BigDamnHeroes a bunch of Marines]] [[BigDamnHeroes rolled in to save Grimm]], [[BerserkButton one of them tried to take the mask off]], and [[UnstoppableRage Grimm killed four of the Marines before being subdued]]. Now shipped back to the states, Grimm slowly rots in his cell at Blackfield, [[ImAHumanitarean [[ImAHumanitarian still holding a craving for human flesh...]]
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