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17th Feb '17 8:32:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Conquest'' campaign plays around with this since, on one hand, the Nohr kingdom ''does'' manage to conquer its rival realm, Hoshido, just like King Garon wanted from the very beginning... but on the other hand, Garon's true form is revealed and he's killed immediately afterwards, Hinoka survives and becomes Queen of Hoshido so she and Sakura can start rebuilding her lands, while the Avatar's Nohrian older brother, Xander, inherits the Nohrian throne and succeeds Garon as the ruler of Nohr, so he and the Avatar can ''properly'' begin to change Nohr from within, making it more like "The Anti-Villains Win". [[spoiler: Plus the actual plan of the BiggerBad behind Garon, the Spirit King Anankos (who is thoroughly defeated in the GoldenPath), is to ''destroy both kingdoms'', which logically doesn't happen '''and''', considering how much energy he pumped into corrupting Garon for years (and then on corrupting the FinalBoss, a {{more than mind control}}led Prince Takumi), he's probably been crippled and won't be able to try anything for many years, '''specially''' not in the reign of [[TheGoodKing King Xander]] and [[TheHighQueen Hinoka]].]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': After the player defeat the last boss in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War, Sigurd and his army are escorted to the castle to be met by [[spoiler:the entire army being betrayed by the person who everyone thought of as a friend. Sigurd himself is executed by Lord Alvis and the army scatters to the wind, with the surviving units living out the rest of the lives in hiding or dying from one cause or another. In the 17 years following the massacre, the various countries that the group helped liberate from cruel rulers have become oppressive empires and the citizens are essentially slaves. Chapter 6 begins with Sigurd's son leading a liberation army comprised of children from the men and women who fought in Sigurd's army.]] It's a partial example because the player eventually wins in the end; it just takes nearly two decades before the protagonists can fix everything.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Conquest'' campaign plays around with this since, on one hand, the Nohr kingdom ''does'' manage to conquer its rival realm, Hoshido, just like King Garon wanted from the very beginning... but on the other hand, Garon's true form is revealed and he's killed immediately afterwards, Hinoka survives and becomes Queen of Hoshido so she and Sakura can start rebuilding her lands, while the Avatar's Nohrian older brother, Xander, brother Xander inherits the Nohrian throne and succeeds Garon as the ruler of Nohr, so he and the Avatar can ''properly'' begin to change Nohr from within, making it more like "The Anti-Villains Win". [[spoiler: Plus the actual plan of the BiggerBad behind Garon, the Spirit King Anankos (who is thoroughly defeated only in the GoldenPath), is to ''destroy both kingdoms'', which logically doesn't happen '''and''', happen. '''And''', considering how much energy he pumped into corrupting Garon for years (and then on corrupting the FinalBoss, a {{more than mind control}}led Prince Takumi), he's probably been crippled and depowered so won't be able to try anything for many years, '''specially''' '''''specially''''' not in the reign reigns of [[TheGoodKing King Xander]] and [[TheHighQueen Queen Hinoka]].]]
** The closest to this trope ''actually'' taking place in the Fates universe is... [[spoiler: the ''Heirs of Fates'' DLC stages. Anankos has taken several ''Fates'' worlds (some following the ''Birthright'' contonuity, others following the ''Conquest'' one) plus their Deeprealms and destroyed them, with only one member of the Secod Gens surviving ''per world'', and also destroyed [[BigGood Shigure]]'s own ''Revelations'' realm. The overall plot is about the survivors meeting up and stopping Anankos from doing it to the Multiverse.]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': ''FireEmblemJugdral'': After the player defeat the last boss in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War, Sigurd and his army are escorted to the castle to be met by [[spoiler:the entire army being betrayed by the person who everyone thought of as a friend. Sigurd himself is executed by Lord Alvis and the army scatters to the wind, with the surviving units living out the rest of the lives in hiding or dying from one cause or another. In the 17 years following the massacre, the various countries that the group helped liberate from cruel rulers have become oppressive empires and the citizens are essentially slaves. Chapter 6 begins with Sigurd's son leading a liberation army comprised of children from the men and women who fought in Sigurd's army.]] It's a partial example because the player eventually wins in the end; it just takes nearly two decades before the protagonists can fix everything.
11th Feb '17 3:41:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Conquest'' campaign plays around with this since, on one hand, the Nohr kingdom ''does'' manage to conquer its rival realm, Hoshido, just like King Garon wanted from the very beginning... but on the other hand, Garon's true form is revealed and he's killed immediately afterwards, Hinoka survives and becomes Queen of Hoshido so she and Sakura can start rebuilding Hoshido, while the Avatar's Nohrian older brother, Xander, inherits the Nohrian throne and succeeds Garon as the ruler of Nohr, so he and the Avatar can ''properly'' begin to change Nohr from within, making it more like "The Anti-Villains Win".

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the ''Conquest'' campaign plays around with this since, on one hand, the Nohr kingdom ''does'' manage to conquer its rival realm, Hoshido, just like King Garon wanted from the very beginning... but on the other hand, Garon's true form is revealed and he's killed immediately afterwards, Hinoka survives and becomes Queen of Hoshido so she and Sakura can start rebuilding Hoshido, her lands, while the Avatar's Nohrian older brother, Xander, inherits the Nohrian throne and succeeds Garon as the ruler of Nohr, so he and the Avatar can ''properly'' begin to change Nohr from within, making it more like "The Anti-Villains Win".Win". [[spoiler: Plus the actual plan of the BiggerBad behind Garon, the Spirit King Anankos (who is thoroughly defeated in the GoldenPath), is to ''destroy both kingdoms'', which logically doesn't happen '''and''', considering how much energy he pumped into corrupting Garon for years (and then on corrupting the FinalBoss, a {{more than mind control}}led Prince Takumi), he's probably been crippled and won't be able to try anything for many years, '''specially''' not in the reign of [[TheGoodKing King Xander]] and [[TheHighQueen Hinoka]].]]
9th Jan '17 3:08:50 PM Steven
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* In ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' and ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', you play the role of a robber and you're always taking big scores with your crew. The police and SWAT are always called in to prevent you from stealing money, valuables, or whatever else you're after because, well, stealing is wrong in the first place. The crew will always get what they want and even if everyone is apprehended by the police, [[MissionControl Bain]] will always get the crew bailed out to try again later.
27th Dec '16 2:50:19 PM darkabomination
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* ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' has Lord Brevon successfully invade a kingdom, behead its king despite all of the royal guard banding together to try to stop him, and successfully brainwashing his son in order to become his obedient minion. He later succeeds in obtaining the Kingdom Stone. And according to Torque, he's won MANY times before.

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* ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' has Lord Brevon successfully invade a kingdom, behead its king despite all of the royal guard banding together to try to stop him, and successfully brainwashing his son in order to become his obedient minion. He later succeeds in obtaining the Kingdom Stone. And according to Torque, he's won MANY times before. That being said, the heroes do eventually blow up his ship, his army, and rescue the Kingdom Stone, but Brevon himself still gets away with his life. According to WordOfGod, he's GenreSavvy enough to not return to Avalice and get back to what remains of his conquests.
26th Dec '16 9:57:19 PM DrZulu2010
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Ardyn Izunia's main goal was to end both the Lucis lineage and the Oracle lineage due to being shunned by the publie back when he was a kind healer. [[In the end, he kills Luna, and Noctis has to sacrifice his life to end him and the Starscourge. And while he died, he got everything he wanted.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Ardyn Izunia's main goal was to end both the Lucis lineage and the Oracle lineage due to being shunned by the publie back when he was a kind healer. [[In [[spoiler: In the end, he kills Luna, and Noctis has to sacrifice his life to end him and the Starscourge. And while he died, he got everything he wanted.]]
26th Dec '16 9:56:38 PM DrZulu2010
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Ardyn Izunia's main goal was to end both the Lucis lineage and the Oracle lineage due to being shunned by the publie back when he was a kind healer. [[In the end, he kills Luna, and Noctis has to sacrifice his life to end him and the Starscourge. And while he died, he got everything he wanted.]]
25th Oct '16 7:38:40 AM madammina
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* Xehanort has it in ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' as of right now. The last few games have had the villains win. 358/2 - being an interqual with villain protagonists - is an inbetween example. BBS takes place at least 10 years before Kingdom Hearts 1 so, yes, Xehanort wins. Chain of Memories seems to be a win for Sora but 358/2 gives it context and... it's at most a tie. and with 3D, Sora and Riku have managed to hold off Xehanort but Xehanort clearly has all the cards and is just slightly upset that he had to put off his ultimate victory.
14th Sep '16 9:25:22 AM KoopaKid17
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** In ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', Rather Dashing seeks revenge against Trogdor for burninating his cottage. When he approaches his lair, Trogdor reveals that he cannot be killed because he is indestructible. After congratulating Rather Dashing for making it further than any other peasant, Trogdor [[ShootTheShaggyDog burninates him]].

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** * In ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', Rather Dashing seeks revenge against Trogdor for burninating his cottage. When he approaches his lair, Trogdor reveals that he cannot be killed because he is indestructible. After congratulating Rather Dashing for making it further than any other peasant, Trogdor [[ShootTheShaggyDog burninates him]].
14th Sep '16 9:25:12 AM KoopaKid17
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** In ''VideoGame/PeasantsQuest'', Rather Dashing seeks revenge against Trogdor for burninating his cottage. When he approaches his lair, Trogdor reveals that he cannot be killed because he is indestructible. After congratulating Rather Dashing for making it further than any other peasant, Trogdor [[ShootTheShaggyDog burninates him]].
14th Aug '16 12:01:17 PM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'': The ending of the Iconian War is a {{downplayed}} example. Technically TheAlliance achieves its objectives and the Iconians don't, but this is only because the Alliance's objective was to avoid conquest or complete destruction and the Iconians voluntarily stopped. The Iconians are still [[KarmaHoudini allowed to simply leave unmolested without suffering any comeuppance at all]] for the billions of people they murdered beginning with [[Film/StarTrek causing the Hobus supernova]], and don't even bother to stop one of their number from trying to continue the war on her own. Player comments included the following:
-->'''[[http://forum.arcgames.com/startrekonline/discussion/comment/12712445/#Comment_12712445 dhefferman:]]''' "The Iconian War" is, as a famous Vulcan once said, "based on a moral inversion". '''[[TheBadGuyWins THE BAD GUYS WON.]]''' The Iconians murdered people until they got what they wanted. The crimes of the wicked, war criminals far more horrifying than any found in real life, go unpunished.
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