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17th Jan '18 4:16:41 PM TheCuza
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** In an NPC example, Ahzrukhal forgot about this trope, as is demonstrated if you buy Charon's contract. Charon may obey whatever command his boss gives him, but he still has a conscience - and once that contract changes hands, he will make his feelings known. [[SchmuckBait So go ahead, nuke Megaton and then tell him he's fired.]]

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** In an NPC example, Ahzrukhal forgot about this trope, as is demonstrated if you buy Charon's contract. Charon may obey be brainwashed into obeying whatever command his boss contract holder gives him, but he still has a conscience - and once that contract changes hands, he will make his feelings known.known. As soon as you tell him that he works for you now, he politely excuses himself to go blast Ahzrukhal in the face before asking for his first order from you. [[SchmuckBait So go ahead, nuke Megaton and then tell him he's fired.]]
5th Dec '17 8:27:27 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''VideoGame/DuckSeason'', the game plays this straight if, at any point, [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment you shoot the dog]]. [[spoiler:If you don't call the cops before the last level in the InUniverse game, he will murder your mother, and depending on the ending, either kills you as well or [[AndIMustScream traps you in the game]].]] The only way to avoid this is if you don't indulge on shooting the dog, [[spoiler:which gets you the Fiesta ending]].
* In the backstory comic of the Jester in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', it's revealed that he used to serve at a DecadentCourt and suffered from humiliation and torment. One day he plays a song describing his woes and grabs a nearby knife to slice off his king's hand and presumably murder everyone in the room before leaving.
27th Oct '17 6:50:22 PM Lanes17B
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has [[FloatingContinent the floating city of Columbia,]] where anyone who is a non-Irish white person who adheres to prophet Zachary Comstock's interpretation of scripture can live a rather comfortable lifestyle. Everyone else has to be happy with the privilege of having to serve such [[SarcasmMode wonderful people.]] The Vox Populi, a group dedicated to sighting such an injustice, is barely a threat when the game begins, but by the second half all of Columbia is engulfed in a race war pitting Columbia's ruling class against the downtrodden ethnic minorities who decided that enough was enough.

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has [[FloatingContinent the floating city of Columbia,]] where anyone who is a non-Irish white person who that adheres to prophet [[DarkShepherd Zachary Comstock's Comstock's]] interpretation of scripture can live a rather comfortable lifestyle. Everyone else has to be happy with the privilege of having to serve such [[SarcasmMode wonderful people.]] [[LaResistance The Vox Populi, a group dedicated to sighting fighting such an injustice, injustice,]] is barely a threat when the game begins, but by the second half of the game [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized all of Columbia is engulfed in a race war war]] pitting Columbia's ruling class against the downtrodden ethnic minorities who decided that enough was enough.
19th Sep '17 8:22:20 PM MagiMecha
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* In ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomInfinite'' [[spoiler:Thanos is tricked by Jedah and Mistress Death into hunting down the Infinity Stones, which lead to him teaming up with Ultron, who betrayed him for Sigma, the two fusing themselves and their universes -- a plan Jedah and Death wanted all along so they could have more dead souls. Thanos is so incensed that his beloved Death used him that he obtains that Satsu no Hadou with the intent to ''kill Death''.]]
10th Jul '17 12:25:33 PM Lanes17B
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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' has [[FloatingContinent the floating city of Columbia,]] where anyone who is a non-Irish white person who adheres to prophet Zachary Comstock's interpretation of scripture can live a rather comfortable lifestyle. Everyone else has to be happy with the privilege of having to serve such [[SarcasmMode wonderful people.]] The Vox Populi, a group dedicated to sighting such an injustice, is barely a threat when the game begins, but by the second half all of Columbia is engulfed in a race war pitting Columbia's ruling class against the downtrodden ethnic minorities who decided that enough was enough.
14th Jun '17 10:16:34 AM BeerBaron
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** Following the events of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], a long-time SlaveRace to the Dunmer (Dark Elves) who were weakened due to the events of the [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]], took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich [[FantasticMetals ebony]] deposits.

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** Following the events of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], a long-time SlaveRace to the Dunmer (Dark Elves) who were weakened due to the events of the [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]], took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They captured most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich [[FantasticMetals ebony]] deposits.
9th May '17 12:58:19 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Dragonborn can choose to help [[spoiler:the king of the Forsworn]] escape and take his revenge on the man who imprisoned him and used him to make [[spoiler:the Forsworn]] kill for him under the guise of terrorism.
** Another ''Skyrim'' example is Arondil, a necromancer who uses the undead spirits of young women as [[ILoveTheDead sex slaves]]. Stealing the soul gem from the pedestal behind Arondil's throne will result in two of his ghostly servants turning against him and murdering him.
** This is essentially the plan for The Empire against the Thalmor; bide their time, pretending to be a Vichy France like state until the time is right to invoke this trope. Sadly part of their "biding for time" includes having to follow the orders passed down from the Thalmor to avoid arousing suspicion, even if said orders are to enforce Thalmor laws, which include denouncing Talos as a god. This in turn causes anger in Skyrim, which is populated mainly by Nords who worship Talos, and leads to the Stormcloak Rebellion taking hold. So basically Skyrim can be summed up as "Dogs biting back at dogs waiting to bite back."
** In the time skip between ''Oblivion'' and ''Skyrim'', the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], a race that's always discriminated against and were enslaved by the Dark Elves of Morrowind invaded and occupied the southern end of the country after the red mountain erupted, driving out the thousands of Dark Elves they didn't kill outright.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the backstory, the Ayleids (Wild Elves) of Cyrodiil took the Nedes, human ancestors of most of the modern races of Men, as slaves. As if that weren't [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil bad enough]], the Ayleids were needlessly vile in their [[KickTheDog Dog-Kicking]], committing such atrocities as skinning runaway slaves alive then turning their hides into blankets for human children, creating sculptures and gardens out of human bones and entrails, and setting human children on fire then loosing wild animals on them. Their slaves would [[SlaveRevolt revolt]], and they would eventually drive the Ayleids to extinction as a unique race.
** Following the events of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], a long-time SlaveRace to the Dunmer (Dark Elves) who were weakened due to the events of the [[ColonyDrop Red]] [[ChekhovsVolcano Year]], took the opportunity to invade Morrowind, the Dunmer homeland. They most of the still-habitable portions, along with Morrowind's rich [[FantasticMetals ebony]] deposits.
** This is essentially the plan for ([[VestigialEmpire what remains of the]]) Third Cyrodiilic Empire against the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]-led [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]] following the Great War of the 4th Era; bide their time, acting like a weak and obedient state, until it is time to invoke this trope. However, part of "biding their time" involves following the rules set forth by the Dominion in the ceasefire, especially the ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] worship. Being perhaps the most popular god to the Nords of Skyrim, they do not take the Talos ban very well, leading to the Stormcloak Rebellion and Skyrim's full blown civil war. The Dominion is of course all too happy to let the Empire bleed itself dry, hoping the war lasts for as long as possible.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
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Dragonborn can choose to help [[spoiler:the king leader of the Forsworn]] escape and take his revenge on the man who imprisoned him and used him to make [[spoiler:the Forsworn]] kill for him under the guise of terrorism.
** Another ''Skyrim'' example is *** Arondil, a necromancer who uses the undead spirits of young women as [[ILoveTheDead sex slaves]]. Stealing the soul gem from the pedestal behind Arondil's throne will result in two of his ghostly servants turning against him and murdering him.
** This is essentially the plan for The Empire against the Thalmor; bide their time, pretending to be a Vichy France like state until the time is right to invoke this trope. Sadly part of their "biding for time" includes having to follow the orders passed down from the Thalmor to avoid arousing suspicion, even if said orders are to enforce Thalmor laws, which include denouncing Talos as a god. This in turn causes anger in Skyrim, which is populated mainly by Nords who worship Talos, and leads to the Stormcloak Rebellion taking hold. So basically Skyrim can be summed up as "Dogs biting back at dogs waiting to bite back."
** In the time skip between ''Oblivion'' and ''Skyrim'', the [[LizardFolk Argonians]], a race that's always discriminated against and were enslaved by the Dark Elves of Morrowind invaded and occupied the southern end of the country after the red mountain erupted, driving out the thousands of Dark Elves they didn't kill outright.
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20th Apr '17 6:24:46 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* You can make these happen in ''FireEmblem'' if you so desire, by having the right unit take out the right boss. The biggest example comes from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if you let [[spoiler: Say'ri]] kill [[spoiler: Excellus]].

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* You The players can make these happen in ''FireEmblem'' if you they so desire, by having the right unit take out the right boss. The biggest example comes from boss:
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheholyWar'', taking out [[spoiler: Travant]] with [[spoiler: Leif]] will lead to the latter, usually a gentle young man, ''screaming'' how much he wants to kill the first for [[spoiler: killing his parents, kidnapping his sister, and leading to the destruction of his homeland.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' has [[spoiler: Nino]] screaming and snapping at [[spoiler: Sonia]] if she faces her, getting completely fed up at the latter's abuse.
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''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if you let [[spoiler: Say'ri]] kill kills [[spoiler: Excellus]].Excellus]], she will ''love'' doing so since [[spoiler: he cruelly mocked her brother's death and the circumstances leading to it.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', depending on the chosen route, has either [[spoiler: Saizo]] or [[spoiler: Shura]] being ''very'' willing to do this to [[spoiler: Kotaro]], who [[spoiler: murdered Saizo and Kaze's father]] and [[spoiler: destroyed Shura's homeland]].
1st Apr '17 11:40:57 AM Siempie
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* This was revealed to be the case with [=GLaDOS=] from the ''Videogame/{{Portal}}''-series. Portal 2 reveals that [=GLaDOS=] [[spoiler: used to be a woman named Caroline, who was forced into a BrainUpload against her will. This pissed her off so much, she'd try to kill the scientists within a ''sixteenth of a picosecond'' after being turned on. The engineers retaliated by hanging Personality Cores on her, effectively giving her artificial schizophrenia]]. In the tie-in comic ''Lab Rat'', it's revealed that [=GLaDOS=] [[spoiler: tricked one of the scientists into giving her control of the supply of neurotoxin. As soon as she had that, she locked down the facility and pumped the neurotoxin into the ventilation system, killing everyone inside (with the exception of Doug Rattman)]].
21st Feb '17 5:04:46 PM Shadoboy
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** It is played straight in Harley Quinn's arcade ending, though: she breaks The Joker our of jail and decides to marry him, but after he playfuly mashes her face into the cake [[RageBreakingPoint she finally snaps]] and murders him with the cake knife.
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