History TheSociopath / VideoGames

27th Nov '17 10:21:30 PM legendaryweredragon
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** It is also implied that [[spoiler: the first fallen child, Chara]] may have been a sociopath even before [[spoiler: their death and return as a demon in the genocide run.]] When they accidentally poisoned their adoptive father they just laughed, and they later [[spoiler: committed suicide so they could merge with Ariel and destroy humanity.]]

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** It is also implied that [[spoiler: the first fallen child, Chara]] Chara,]] may have been a sociopath even before [[spoiler: their death and return as a demon in the genocide run.]] When they accidentally poisoned their adoptive father they just laughed, and they later [[spoiler: committed suicide so they could merge with Ariel Asriel and destroy humanity.]]
27th Nov '17 10:17:58 PM legendaryweredragon
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* [[spoiler: 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 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, doing whatever he can to feel it again.]]

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* [[spoiler: Flowey]] 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 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, doing whatever he can to feel it again.]]
** It is also implied that [[spoiler: the first fallen child, Chara]] may have been a sociopath even before [[spoiler: their death and return as a demon in the genocide run.]] When they accidentally poisoned their adoptive father they just laughed, and they later [[spoiler: committed suicide so they could merge with Ariel and destroy humanity.
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27th Nov '17 8:55:13 PM MasterN
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* [[spoiler: Ellen]] of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' is a textbook example. She cares only for herself, acts as a FalseFriend to the kind [[spoiler: Viola]], betrays her "friend" when she's no longer useful to her, is an UngratefulBitch ([[spoiler: feeding a frog to a giant snake after it had done nothing but help her, and betraying Viola despite all she had done for her]]), has no empathy and is a total sadist ([[spoiler: taunting Viola about her fate and snickering after she is killed by her own father]]), and naturally, she is not redeemed. [[spoiler: However, unusually for a sociopath to the point she may be a {{subversion}}, everything she does is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by her desire to be loved by both parents and friends]]. When she could receive neither, she turned to magic and began killing, and it's shown in her backstory that many of her first kills (her parents, a boy who ran away after [[BodyHorror seeing her true form]]) were only made ''after'' she thought they showed no love for her. The reason she was so dead-set on stealing Viola's body in the first place, aside from getting one that didn't hurt, was because she knew Viola had a kind and loving father, something she never had, and she wanted him for herself]]. Of course, [[DoubleSubversion that's assuming she didn't eventually start seeing "love" as a possession to be hoarded]]]].

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* [[spoiler: Ellen]] of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' is a textbook example. She cares only for herself, acts as a FalseFriend to the kind [[spoiler: Viola]], betrays her "friend" when she's no longer useful to her, is an UngratefulBitch ([[spoiler: feeding a frog to a giant snake after it had done nothing but help her, and betraying Viola despite all she had done for her]]), has no empathy and is a total sadist ([[spoiler: taunting Viola about her fate and snickering after she is killed by her own father]]), and naturally, she is not redeemed. [[spoiler: However, unusually for a sociopath to the point she may be a {{subversion}}, everything she does is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by her desire to be loved by both parents and friends]]. When she could receive neither, she turned to magic and began killing, and it's shown in her backstory that many of her first kills (her parents, a boy who ran away after [[BodyHorror seeing her true form]]) were only made ''after'' she thought they showed no love for her. The reason she was so dead-set on stealing Viola's body in the first place, aside from getting one that didn't hurt, was because she knew Viola had a kind and loving father, something she never had, and she wanted him for herself]].herself. Of course, [[DoubleSubversion that's assuming she didn't eventually start seeing "love" as a possession to be hoarded]]]].
27th Nov '17 8:54:08 PM MasterN
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* Ellen of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' is a textbook example. She cares only for herself, acts as a FalseFriend to the kind Viola, betrays her "friend" when she's no longer useful to her, is an UngratefulBitch (feeding a frog to a giant snake after it had done nothing but help her, and betraying Viola despite all she had done for her), has no empathy and is a total sadist (taunting Viola about her fate and snickering after she is killed by her own father), and naturally, she is not redeemed. However, usually for a sociopath to the point she may be a {{subversion}}, everything she does is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by her desire to be loved by both parents and friends]]. When she could receive neither, she turned to magic and began killing, and it's shown in her backstory that many of her first kills (her parents, a boy who ran away after [[BodyHorror seeing her true form]]) were only made ''after'' she thought they showed no love for her. [[spoiler:The reason she was so dead-set on stealing Viola's body in the first place, aside from getting one that didn't hurt, was because she knew Viola had a kind and loving father, something she never had, and she wanted him for herself]]. Of course, [[DoubleSubversion that's assuming she didn't eventually start seeing "love" as a possession to be hoarded]].

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* Ellen [[spoiler: Ellen]] of ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' is a textbook example. She cares only for herself, acts as a FalseFriend to the kind Viola, [[spoiler: Viola]], betrays her "friend" when she's no longer useful to her, is an UngratefulBitch (feeding ([[spoiler: feeding a frog to a giant snake after it had done nothing but help her, and betraying Viola despite all she had done for her), her]]), has no empathy and is a total sadist (taunting ([[spoiler: taunting Viola about her fate and snickering after she is killed by her own father), father]]), and naturally, she is not redeemed. [[spoiler: However, usually unusually for a sociopath to the point she may be a {{subversion}}, everything she does is motivated [[IJustWantToBeLoved by her desire to be loved by both parents and friends]]. When she could receive neither, she turned to magic and began killing, and it's shown in her backstory that many of her first kills (her parents, a boy who ran away after [[BodyHorror seeing her true form]]) were only made ''after'' she thought they showed no love for her. [[spoiler:The The reason she was so dead-set on stealing Viola's body in the first place, aside from getting one that didn't hurt, was because she knew Viola had a kind and loving father, something she never had, and she wanted him for herself]]. Of course, [[DoubleSubversion that's assuming she didn't eventually start seeing "love" as a possession to be hoarded]].hoarded]]]].



* 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 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, doing whatever he can to feel it again.]]

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* Flowey [[spoiler: 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 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, doing whatever he can to feel it again.]]
10th Oct '17 3:20:02 PM G-Editor
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.

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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.committed.
16th Aug '17 5:20:39 PM CerotechOmega
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'''s theme centers around bring these types to justice through HeelFaceBrainwashing via "stealing their hearts," the worst of these being [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido, a member of the National Diet]] who acts humble and generous towards the public but actually sees himself as the only person worthy of leading Japan, looks down on everyone else including his subordinates, uses and disposes of people like tissue paper, and refuses to accept responsibility for any events that might hold him back from his ultimate goal.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'''s theme centers around bring these types to justice through HeelFaceBrainwashing via "stealing their hearts," the worst of these being [[spoiler:Masayoshi Shido, a member of the National Diet]] who acts humble and generous towards the public but actually sees himself as the only person worthy of leading Japan, looks down on everyone else including his subordinates, uses and disposes of people like tissue paper, and refuses to accept responsibility for any events that might hold him back from his ultimate goal. One need look no further than both Wild Cards -- "Joker" and Goro Akechi -- to see how casually this man ruins lives without a shred of remorse[[spoiler:; the latter moreso, being Shido's illegitimate son]].
12th Aug '17 8:32:33 AM DecafGrub47393
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* Kefka Palazzo from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has no understanding of morality, no impulse control, manipulates the emotions of others, is a rampant liar, and resorts to ever greater extremes to slake his thirst for destruction. Kefka ticks all the boxes. All of this is before he becomes a god.
1st Aug '17 1:31:34 AM G-Editor
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* ''VideoGame/ AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.

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* ''VideoGame/ AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.
1st Aug '17 1:31:18 AM G-Editor
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* ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.

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* ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' ''VideoGame/ AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.
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* ''AssassinsCreedSyndicate'' gives us [[BombThrowingAnarchist Maxwell Roth.]] He first appears charming enough to get Jacob Frye onto his side with reasoning that he doesn't like [[BigBad Crawford Starrick]] giving him orders. Then he shows his true colors in a mission where he attempts to burn a factory full of child workers inside. When Jacob Frye saves the children, Roth decides to burn down a theatre full of innocent people. It has even been stated before that when Roth is angry, that means a lot of people will suffer. Worst of all, when he is finally assassinate [[FaceDeathWithDignity he still feels satisfied,]] while also showing no remorse or empathy for all the evil that he has done.
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