History TheSociopath / VideoGames

29th Jul '16 12:47:09 AM ThursdaysGregor
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* [[spoiler: The real Junko]] from ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'' from inability to care for others [[spoiler: Except for her twin sister, whom she murdered]] to gleeful joys from causing despair towards everyone [[spoiler: including herself]]
18th Jul '16 8:20:13 AM Orin*Okuu
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* [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. [[spoiler:After all, he "wasn't paid to feel."]] [[spoiler: He was so bad that even TheVirus who has taken over his body is a better person than Alex Mercer ever was.]]

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* [[spoiler:The real Alex Mercer]] from ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''. [[spoiler:After all, he "wasn't paid to feel."]] [[spoiler: He was so bad that even TheVirus who has taken over his body is a better person than Alex Dr. Alexander J. Mercer ever was.]]
18th Jul '16 8:19:11 AM Orin*Okuu
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** Nobodies are by their very nature sociopaths, since they lack the hearts required to form bonds or experience true emotions. The members of Organization XIII function at varying levels, with the exceptions of Roxas and Xion, the former of which [[spoiler: actually does have a heart; the heart of the aforementioned Ven]] and the latter of which [[spoiler: isn't even a Nobody.]] Another member, Axel, does gain emotional care for Roxas and Xion after hanging out with them, but it's ''only'' for them; he is still a sociopath in regards to anyone else.

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** Nobodies are by their very nature sociopaths, since they lack the hearts required to form bonds or experience true emotions. The members of Organization XIII function at varying levels, with the exceptions of Roxas and Xion, the former of which [[spoiler: actually does have a heart; the heart of the aforementioned Ven]] is born under very special circumstances]] and the latter of which [[spoiler: isn't even a Nobody.]] Another member, Axel, does gain emotional care for Roxas and Xion after hanging out with them, but it's ''only'' for them; he is still a sociopath in regards to anyone else.
3rd Jul '16 3:11:18 AM Morgaus
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---Ruvik: "These vermin? These microbes? They're mine to deal with as I please."

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---Ruvik: ---> Ruvik: "These vermin? These microbes? They're mine to deal with as I please."
3rd Jul '16 3:11:00 AM Morgaus
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* [[BigBad Ruvik]] from ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin''. Showed sociopathic tendencies at first by dissecting animals, and when Laura was assumed to have died, moving on to people. His response to Dr. Jimenez's horror about the victims of his traps seals the deal on this one:
---Ruvik: "These vermin? These microbes? They're mine to deal with as I please."
26th Jun '16 10:59:38 AM nombretomado
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* [[BigBad Irenicus]] and [[TheDragon Bodhi]] from ''BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn''. In their case, it's a magically caused condition, though from what we hear, they weren't exactly nice people before.

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* [[BigBad Irenicus]] and [[TheDragon Bodhi]] from ''BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn''. In their case, it's a magically caused condition, though from what we hear, they weren't exactly nice people before.
7th Jun '16 10:37:10 AM Santoand
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** The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series has [[BigBad Dr. Weil]], who is one of the few villains in the franchise that could qualify. Everyone's a disposable pawn to him, and he refuses to let anything that he can't control exist.
1st Jun '16 11:18:21 AM SilviaRose64
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*** And then Dram Drop Distance reveals [[spoiler: that all the nobodies had the potential to grow new hearts and feel emotions all along. Bringing this trope UpToEleven with Xemnas, the one who lied to them and made them believe they were Sociopaths all in order to manipulate them and gain control of their minds, hearts and bodies. And though he acts the most emotionless of them all, he likely had Terra's heart all along meaning he was just naturally an uncaring monster.]]

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*** And then Dram Dream Drop Distance reveals [[spoiler: that all the nobodies had the potential to grow new hearts and feel emotions all along. Bringing this trope UpToEleven with Xemnas, the one who lied to them and made them believe they were Sociopaths all in order to manipulate them and gain control of their minds, hearts and bodies. And though he acts the most emotionless of them all, he likely had Terra's heart all along meaning he was just naturally an uncaring monster.]]



** Hazama[=/=][[AxCrazy Yuuki]] [[{{Troll}} Terumi]], whose sociopathy stands in [[RedOniBlueOni stark contrast]] to Relius, is an arrogant and extemely sadistic spirit who greatly relishes the physical and psychological suffering he inflicts on others and feels absolutely no remorse for anyone he hurts. He was directly responsible for the creation of the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]], a monster that ravaged the world 100 years ago. He was then [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}]] and forced to join the Six Heroes to help stop it only to betray the group and kill two of its members. The only difference between his identities is how he portrays it: As Hazama, [[FauxAffablyEvil he does it all with a thin veil of fake politeness]]. As Terumi, [[InsaneEqualsViolent he doesn't even try to hide his utter contempt for everyone and everything]].

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** Hazama[=/=][[AxCrazy Yuuki]] [[{{Troll}} Terumi]], whose sociopathy stands in [[RedOniBlueOni stark contrast]] to Relius, is an arrogant and extemely extremely sadistic spirit who greatly relishes the physical and psychological suffering he inflicts on others and feels absolutely no remorse for anyone he hurts. He was directly responsible for the creation of the [[EldritchAbomination Black Beast]], a monster that ravaged the world 100 years ago. He was then [[spoiler:{{Brainwashed}}]] and forced to join the Six Heroes to help stop it only to betray the group and kill two of its members. The only difference between his identities is how he portrays it: As Hazama, [[FauxAffablyEvil he does it all with a thin veil of fake politeness]]. As Terumi, [[InsaneEqualsViolent he doesn't even try to hide his utter contempt for everyone and everything]].



** Likewise, Calisto Yew from ''Investigations''. For most of the case, she's simply a JerkAss defense attorney who is using her corporate clients to investigate the smuggling ring that killed her sister Cece Yew. [[spoiler:Except that Cece Yew had no sister. Calisto was sent by the smugglers to pose as her in order to trip up Prosecutor Faraday and Detective Badd's efforts to bring them down, becoming TheMole of their three-person Yatagerasu and playing the part perfectly for several years. When part of her identiy is uncovered she describes how she loved the thrill of breaking into her client's offices to steal their secrets and says that Edgeworth's investigation is giving her the same thrill. She also murdered Faraday without hesitation or remorse, did a very good job at disguising the crime scene, and didn't bat an eye that Faraday's kid was in the courthouse that day--then she nearly murders Edgeworth before escaping and becoming Shih-na to hamper Shi Long Lang. When she's eventually exposed, again by Edgeworth, she betrays her boss by dropping incriminating evidence]]. The only genuine emotions she ever shows are either amusement and mockery, or excitement over a battle of wits and has no remorse for betraying everyone she ever works with.

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** Likewise, Calisto Yew from ''Investigations''. For most of the case, she's simply a JerkAss defense attorney who is using her corporate clients to investigate the smuggling ring that killed her sister Cece Yew. [[spoiler:Except that Cece Yew had no sister. Calisto was sent by the smugglers to pose as her in order to trip up Prosecutor Faraday and Detective Badd's efforts to bring them down, becoming TheMole of their three-person Yatagerasu and playing the part perfectly for several years. When part of her identiy identity is uncovered she describes how she loved the thrill of breaking into her client's offices to steal their secrets and says that Edgeworth's investigation is giving her the same thrill. She also murdered Faraday without hesitation or remorse, did a very good job at disguising the crime scene, and didn't bat an eye that Faraday's kid was in the courthouse that day--then she nearly murders Edgeworth before escaping and becoming Shih-na to hamper Shi Long Lang. When she's eventually exposed, again by Edgeworth, she betrays her boss by dropping incriminating evidence]]. The only genuine emotions she ever shows are either amusement and mockery, or excitement over a battle of wits and has no remorse for betraying everyone she ever works with.



** [[spoiler: Bansai Ichiyanagi]] is even worse than Manfred. Outwardly as childish and playful as Dahlia is innocent and sweet, this person is cold, cruel, calculating, and heartless, seeking only to further their career. [[spoiler: He mistreats his own son, belittling him so much that even the usually icy Franziska feels sorry for him and actually offers him a bit of advice, due to her own experiece with a corrupt prosecutor for a father]]. At one point, [[spoiler: Ichiyanagi even aids in a presidential assassination, alongside the equally black-hearted Miwa]]. Incidentally, this person is responsible for [[spoiler: actually giving Manfred the penalty on his record that caused the DL-6. And he's the one who GAVE Manfred the false evidence that caused the mark on his record in the first place]].

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** [[spoiler: Bansai Ichiyanagi]] is even worse than Manfred. Outwardly as childish and playful as Dahlia is innocent and sweet, this person is cold, cruel, calculating, and heartless, seeking only to further their career. [[spoiler: He mistreats his own son, belittling him so much that even the usually icy Franziska feels sorry for him and actually offers him a bit of advice, due to her own experiece experience with a corrupt prosecutor for a father]]. At one point, [[spoiler: Ichiyanagi even aids in a presidential assassination, alongside the equally black-hearted Miwa]]. Incidentally, this person is responsible for [[spoiler: actually giving Manfred the penalty on his record that caused the DL-6. And he's the one who GAVE Manfred the false evidence that caused the mark on his record in the first place]].



* [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Hades]]]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. [[spoiler: He instigates a pointless, international war that results in the deaths of millions of humans for no other reason than to harvest their souls to either create more underworld monsters and do whatever else he wants with them (As well as for his own [[ForTheEvulz sick amusement]]), and has absolutely no remorse for his actions. Even when he helps out during the Aurum Arc, it's not out of alutrism, it's only because [[PragmaticVillainy he wants to be the one to destroy humanity.]] and he still throws Underworld Monsters in Pit's path to hinder his progress just to screw with him.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[GodOfEvil Hades]]]] from ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising''. [[spoiler: He instigates a pointless, international war that results in the deaths of millions of humans for no other reason than to harvest their souls to either create more underworld monsters and do whatever else he wants with them (As well as for his own [[ForTheEvulz sick amusement]]), and has absolutely no remorse for his actions. Even when he helps out during the Aurum Arc, it's not out of alutrism, alturism, it's only because [[PragmaticVillainy he wants to be the one to destroy humanity.]] and he still throws Underworld Monsters in Pit's path to hinder his progress just to screw with him.]]



** [[FrenchJerk Le Paradox]] of ''Thieves In Time''. An criminal art smuggler and a [[spoiler:descendant of a rival family of theives]] who planned to use TimeTravel to make himself French royalty. Le Paradox displays all the traits of a classic narcissistic sociopath: [[LackOfEmpathy He feels no remorse for anything or anyone]], [[ManipulativeBastard he lies and manipulates others with a smile]] ([[spoiler:even the woman he supposedly loved.]]), [[ItsAllAboutMe is selfish and driven by a staggering belief in his own superiority]], [[EvilIsPetty committs small acts of evil for ridiculous reasons despite it having nothing to do with his long-term goals.]], [[NeverMyFault and is quick to blame others despite clearly being in the wrong.]] [[spoiler:His overblown ego is what ultimately leads to his downfall.]]

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** [[FrenchJerk Le Paradox]] of ''Thieves In Time''. An criminal art smuggler and a [[spoiler:descendant of a rival family of theives]] thieves]] who planned to use TimeTravel to make himself French royalty. Le Paradox displays all the traits of a classic narcissistic sociopath: [[LackOfEmpathy He feels no remorse for anything or anyone]], [[ManipulativeBastard he lies and manipulates others with a smile]] ([[spoiler:even the woman he supposedly loved.]]), [[ItsAllAboutMe is selfish and driven by a staggering belief in his own superiority]], [[EvilIsPetty committs commits small acts of evil for ridiculous reasons despite it having nothing to do with his long-term goals.]], [[NeverMyFault and is quick to blame others despite clearly being in the wrong.]] [[spoiler:His overblown ego is what ultimately leads to his downfall.]]



** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has [[BloodKnight Ghirahim]] an arrogant and extremely sadistic Demon Lord who seeks to use Zelda's life force to [[spoiler: revive his master Demise]] and pursues this goal with total disregard for the lives around him. Going through his personality traits is going through a sociopath's checklist: superfical charm, feels no remorse for anything, extremely sadistic and relishes the pain he inflicts on others, and will not heisitate to manipulate others if it serves his ends.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' has [[EvilSorceror Yuga]]. A vain and arrogant sorceror who at first glance seems to be a mere [[spoiler:servant of Hilda, helping her in her quest to use Hyrule's Triforce to restore the kingdom of Lorule.]] At the end of the game, he reveals his true colors when he [[spoiler: reveals that he never cared about Lorule's fate and that he was merely using her to obtain all three pieces of the Triforce and rule Lorule as [[AGodAmI the god he fancies himself as]].]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' has [[BloodKnight Ghirahim]] an arrogant and extremely sadistic Demon Lord who seeks to use Zelda's life force to [[spoiler: revive his master Demise]] and pursues this goal with total disregard for the lives around him. Going through his personality traits is going through a sociopath's checklist: superfical superficial charm, feels no remorse for anything, extremely sadistic and relishes the pain he inflicts on others, and will not heisitate hesitate to manipulate others if it serves his ends.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds A Link Between Worlds]]'' has [[EvilSorceror Yuga]]. A vain and arrogant sorceror sorcerer who at first glance seems to be a mere [[spoiler:servant of Hilda, helping her in her quest to use Hyrule's Triforce to restore the kingdom of Lorule.]] At the end of the game, he reveals his true colors when he [[spoiler: reveals that he never cared about Lorule's fate and that he was merely using her to obtain all three pieces of the Triforce and rule Lorule as [[AGodAmI the god he fancies himself as]].]]



* Doctor Eggman in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a family-friendly version. Firstly, he has no conscience to speak of, using living creatures as batteries and by extension, experimentation on sentient beings. He is determined to take over the world purely because he ''deserves'' to rule the world - while at the same time not being exactly clear on what he'd do afterwards. As well as this, he is always prepared to briefly ally with Sonic against greater evils, then toss him aside once he has no use. He has been known to lie without the twitch of a moustache. Most obvious is his vanity - despite his many, many failures, he continues to fight Sonic with very little variation to his methods. Continuing in that vein, he is portrayed as also being charming and polite even to his enemies. Like most real-life Sociopaths, he also lacks Character Development - while his origins have expanded over the franchise, his goals and methods remain the same.

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* Doctor Eggman in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' is a family-friendly version. Firstly, he has no conscience to speak of, using living creatures as batteries and by extension, experimentation on sentient beings. He is determined to take over the world purely because he ''deserves'' to rule the world - while at the same time not being exactly clear on what he'd do afterwards. As well as this, he is always prepared to briefly ally with Sonic against greater evils, then toss him aside once he has no use. He has been known to lie without the twitch of a moustache.mustache. Most obvious is his vanity - despite his many, many failures, he continues to fight Sonic with very little variation to his methods. Continuing in that vein, he is portrayed as also being charming and polite even to his enemies. Like most real-life Sociopaths, he also lacks Character Development - while his origins have expanded over the franchise, his goals and methods remain the same.
30th Apr '16 12:51:57 PM KEEP_IN
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* Flowey from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is a huge one. He cares about no one but himself, exemplified by his philosophy of "kill or be killed." [[spoiler: His monologue in the No Mercy run reflects a more sympathetic portrayal of The Sociopath than most. Flowey is legitimately upset at his LackOfEmpathy, but years of living without the capacity for love have driven him to his sociopathic nature by the beginning of the game.]]

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* Flowey from ''{{VideoGame/Undertale}}'' is a huge one. He cares about no one but himself, exemplified by his philosophy of "kill or be killed." [[spoiler: His monologue in the No Mercy Genocide run reflects a more sympathetic portrayal of The Sociopath than most. Flowey is legitimately upset at his LackOfEmpathy, but years of living without the capacity for love have driven him to his sociopathic nature by the beginning of the game.game, doing whatever he can to feel it again.]]
24th Apr '16 11:33:44 PM animenutcase
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* [[spoiler:Kyrie Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' displays quite a few elements of this. While she appears to be nice and smart, she also always shows a cold, calculating side, keeping either a faint smile or a deadpan expression. There are a few red flags of her sociopathy in Episode 3 and 5 (where it's mentionned that she can sometimes "think in an extremely cold and ruthless manner"), and Episode 7's Tea Party makes a full display of it. [[spoiler:Not only does she claim that she doesn't give a crap for her daughter Ange, but she isn't overly shaken by the death of her husband and accomplice either, and is in fact rather pleased that he is out of the way. Add to that a brief HannibalLecture to Eva, and you have one of the scariest characters of the series.]]
* Possibly Kotomine Kirei of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He describes himself as never feeling happiness from the happiness of others, only finding joy in their pain and suffering, and being incapable of loving someone else. Interestingly, because he was born to a very religious man, he considers himself a "defective person" and spent most of his life trying to "fix" himself, only to give up ten years before the story. His ultimate goal is to try to understand why a good and loving God would create a seemingly inherently evil person such as himself. He is definitely cunning and manipulative, an excellent liar when he wants to be (he prefers to amuse himself with BrutalHonesty), and is charming in his own way, although the story's protagonist takes an instant dislike to him.

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* [[spoiler:Kyrie Ushiromiya]] in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' displays quite a few elements of this. While she appears to be nice and smart, she also always shows a cold, calculating side, keeping either a faint smile or a deadpan expression. There are a few red flags of her sociopathy in Episode 3 and 5 (where it's mentionned mentioned that she can sometimes "think in an extremely cold and ruthless manner"), and Episode 7's Tea Party makes a full display of it. [[spoiler:Not only does she claim that she doesn't give a crap for her daughter Ange, but she isn't overly shaken by the death of her husband and accomplice either, and is in fact rather pleased that he is out of the way. Add to that a brief HannibalLecture to Eva, and you have one of the scariest characters of the series.]]
* Possibly Kotomine Kirei of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. He describes himself as never feeling happiness from the happiness of others, only finding joy in their pain and suffering, and being incapable of loving someone else. Interestingly, because he was born to a very religious man, he considers himself a "defective person" and spent most of his life trying to "fix" himself, only to give up ten years before the story. His ultimate goal is to try to understand why a good and loving God would create a seemingly inherently evil person such as himself. He is definitely cunning and manipulative, an excellent liar when he wants to be (he prefers to amuse himself with BrutalHonesty), and is charming in his own way, although the story's protagonist takes an instant dislike to him. [[spoiler:Said [[BrokenHero protagonist]] later realizes that he actually ''does'' like Kotomine, and that the reason he immediately felt a twinge of distaste was because he realized that he [[NotSoDifferent subconsciously saw a BIT too much of himself]] in Kotomine.]]
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