History TheSociopath / VideoGames

13th May '17 4:48:46 PM nombretomado
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* Arcturus Mengsk from StarCraft. Reviewing his key personality traits is like reading through a sociopath diagnostic checklist: superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self, pathological lying, a penchant for manipulating others to achieve his own ends, an absolutely '''''astonishing''''' lack of empathy or remorse for any of his actions, and an insatiable lust for power and dominance that drives his every move. He unleashed the Zerg on a planet populated by ''billions'' of people just to overthrow a few hundred individuals at most and establish himself as the preeminent political figure among the Terrans of the Koprulu sector. He has no qualms whatsoever about sacrificing those closest to him if it suits his purposes.

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* Arcturus Mengsk from StarCraft.''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Reviewing his key personality traits is like reading through a sociopath diagnostic checklist: superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self, pathological lying, a penchant for manipulating others to achieve his own ends, an absolutely '''''astonishing''''' lack of empathy or remorse for any of his actions, and an insatiable lust for power and dominance that drives his every move. He unleashed the Zerg on a planet populated by ''billions'' of people just to overthrow a few hundred individuals at most and establish himself as the preeminent political figure among the Terrans of the Koprulu sector. He has no qualms whatsoever about sacrificing those closest to him if it suits his purposes.
22nd Apr '17 8:54:57 PM QueenBEAUTY
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* Much like the above, [[spoiler:Goro Akechi]] in ''VideoGame/Persona5''. [[spoiler:He pretends to be a GreatDetective who solved many cases (which he himself set up), and, using that persona, infiltrates the Phantom Thieves to lure them to their downfall. Goro ultimately plans on enabling the head of TheConspiracy, to whom Goro is an illegitimate son, to achieve his goals, but then betraying him to bring about the end of his political career and force him to spend time with his son, without caring about all the death and suffering this would cause]].
22nd Apr '17 4:58:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Too often, it's ''[[TomatoInTheMirror you.]]'' An even ''moderately'' high VideogameCrueltyPotential can result in the abuse, deaths, and torture of an entire world. This is best exemplified by open world games like ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' or ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', where it's possible to gleefully [[KillEmAll murder everyone]] you meet. Even if you're not a sociopath in real life, if a game doesn't make you care about its characters enough, you're usually bound to do something pretty nasty to them.
22nd Apr '17 4:55:58 PM nombretomado
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* Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'', the [[TheCaligula "Mad]] [[TheEvilPrince Prince"]] of the Highland kingdom. You get a good idea of his personality in his EstablishingCharacterMoment in which he orchestrates a massacre of children training to be soldiers ''on his side'' to rally up support to restart a pointless war with a neighboring nation, while mocking their deaths and regretting not joining in the massacre. He continues to commit atrocities throughout the game, brutally killing scores of people ForTheEvulz including his own father, while displaying a level of sadism and LackOfEmpathy that disturbs even his underlings. Even during his FinalSpeech, he not only displays a complete lack of regret for his horrific actions, but actually boasts triumphantly of them while reveling in his unredeemably vile nature.

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* Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', the [[TheCaligula "Mad]] [[TheEvilPrince Prince"]] of the Highland kingdom. You get a good idea of his personality in his EstablishingCharacterMoment in which he orchestrates a massacre of children training to be soldiers ''on his side'' to rally up support to restart a pointless war with a neighboring nation, while mocking their deaths and regretting not joining in the massacre. He continues to commit atrocities throughout the game, brutally killing scores of people ForTheEvulz including his own father, while displaying a level of sadism and LackOfEmpathy that disturbs even his underlings. Even during his FinalSpeech, he not only displays a complete lack of regret for his horrific actions, but actually boasts triumphantly of them while reveling in his unredeemably vile nature.
28th Mar '17 6:26:51 AM mrluntishysterical
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** [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]] is a textbook example. It loves all of the pain and destruction it causes, cares nothing about the consequences of its actions, and sees everyone else as nothing more than puppets and playthings to use and throw away.

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** The title character of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]] is a textbook example. It loves all of the pain and destruction it causes, cares nothing about the consequences of its actions, and sees everyone else as nothing more than puppets and playthings to use and throw away.
28th Feb '17 12:39:50 PM TheDapperArsonist
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* Too often, it's ''[[TomatoInTheMirror you.]]'' An even ''moderately'' high VideogameCrueltyPotential can result in the abuse, deaths, and torture of an entire world. This is best exemplified by open world games like ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' or ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', where it's possible to gleefully [[KillEmAll murder everyone]] you meet. Even if you're not a sociopath in real life, if a game doesn't make you care about its characters enough, you're usually bound to do something pretty nasty to them.
13th Jan '17 1:58:15 AM RobbSony3
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* [[spoiler: Being a sadistic, hypocritical [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], [[BigBad Dimitri Rascalov]] ]] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is perhaps one of the best examples of a true sociopath played completely straight in the game. [[spoiler: This quote by Niko Bellic (in the Deal Ending) puts him best: ]]

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* [[spoiler: Being a sadistic, hypocritical [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], jerk]] with zero remorse, [[BigBad Dimitri Rascalov]] ]] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is perhaps one of the best examples of a true sociopath played completely straight in the game. [[spoiler: This quote by Niko Bellic (in the Deal Ending) puts him best: ]]
13th Jan '17 1:56:43 AM RobbSony3
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* [[spoiler: Being a sadistic, hypocritical [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], [[BigBad Dimitri Rascalov]] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is perhaps one of the best examples of a true sociopath played completely straight in the game. This quote by Niko Bellic (in the Deal Ending) puts him best: ]]

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* [[spoiler: Being a sadistic, hypocritical [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], [[BigBad Dimitri Rascalov]] ]] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is perhaps one of the best examples of a true sociopath played completely straight in the game. [[spoiler: This quote by Niko Bellic (in the Deal Ending) puts him best: ]]
13th Jan '17 1:53:32 AM RobbSony3
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* [[spoiler: Being a sadistic, hypocritical [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], [[BigBad Dimitri Rascalov]] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' is perhaps one of the best examples of a true sociopath played completely straight in the game. This quote by Niko Bellic (in the Deal Ending) puts him best: ]]
-->[[spoiler: "You're a strange man. You killed your best friend. You betrayed everyone who ever came in contact with you. You killed my cousin. I guess...the survival of the fittest thing really meant a lot to you."]]
7th Jan '17 1:19:20 AM Tehrannotaur
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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'s protagonist, Agent 47, is a sociopathic clone who is also the best assassin the ICA, Agent 47's employer, has at its disposal. He [[PragmaticVillainy tries to avoid unnecessary deaths, but that is only out of professional pride and a desire to avert suspicion]]; he will [[OmnicidalManiac murder anybody]] [[DisproporionateRetribution who inconveniences him]].

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* VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'s protagonist, Agent 47, is a sociopathic clone who is also the best assassin the ICA, Agent 47's employer, has at its disposal. He [[PragmaticVillainy tries to avoid unnecessary deaths, but that is only out of professional pride and a desire to avert suspicion]]; he will [[OmnicidalManiac murder anybody]] [[DisproporionateRetribution [[DisproportionateRetribution who inconveniences him]].
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