History TooDumbToLive / VideoGames

22nd Jun '16 9:02:16 PM Onlythrice
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** [[LoonyFan Conrad Verner]] deserves honorable mention. He's Shepard's biggest fan and in the first game, tries to become a Spectre. If Shepard blows him off, he picks a fight with a gang of turians and gets himself killed. If he survives, you can meet him again in Mass Effect 2, where he harasses a barkeeper over alleged [[FantasticDrug red sand]] sales, which are actually legal on the planet they're on. If Shepard blows him off again, he tries to arrest a gang on top of a bus... [[RuleOfFunny only to fall off, get hit by several cars, and fall into a turbine.]] Subverted in Mass Effect 3 (if he lives), because after forming a charity foundation and helping out Shepard, he will [[HeroicSacrifice take a bullet for Shepard]] unless you helped out a certain NPC in 2.

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** [[LoonyFan Conrad Verner]] deserves honorable mention. He's Shepard's biggest fan and in [[VideoGame/MassEffect the first game, game]] tries to become a Spectre. If Shepard blows him off, he picks a fight with a gang of turians and gets himself killed. If he survives, you can meet him again in Mass Effect 2, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' where he harasses a barkeeper over alleged [[FantasticDrug red sand]] sales, which sales (which are actually legal on the planet they're on.on). If Shepard blows him off again, he tries to arrest a gang on top of a bus... [[RuleOfFunny [[DeathAsComedy only to fall off, get hit by several cars, and fall into a turbine.]] Subverted in Mass Effect 3 ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' (if he lives), because after forming a charity foundation and helping out Shepard, he will [[HeroicSacrifice take a bullet for Shepard]] unless you helped out completed a certain NPC quest all the way back in 2.the first game.
8th Jun '16 10:08:29 AM Ohio9
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* ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'': The wolf sentry bot in the mission "The Void's Edge" is tasked with destroying a Varelsi portal by leaping into it and detonating a huge pack of explosives. Because this will obviously kill him, Kleese programmed him to be totally oblivious to the suicidal outcome of the mission, literally making him too dumb to live. When Kleese explains what the wolf sentry has to do, the sentry bot replies "Awesome, that sounds both fun and safe."
4th Jun '16 3:12:36 PM TSBasilisk
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** Dr Suchong, who created the Big Daddies, was having trouble imprinting the Big Daddies on the little sisters. In a audio diary, it is shown that he got angry and slapped a little sister. You find his body drilled to his worktable.

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** Dr Suchong, who created the Big Daddies, was having trouble imprinting the Big Daddies on the little sisters. Little Sisters. In a audio diary, it is shown that he got angry and slapped a little sister.Little Sister while a Big Daddy was in the room. You find his body drilled to his worktable.
4th Jun '16 6:14:58 AM MrLavisherMoot
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** Many of the nonplayable characters in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' seem to qualify, from fellow carjackers who [[WhatAnIdiot drive into burning cars that are already on the verge of exploding]], to gang members who side with the player character no matter how many members of their gang you killed, [[EnemyMine so long as you have killed a higher number of people from a gang they hate]]. Arguably the player character too, depending on how you play the game.

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** Many of the nonplayable characters in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'' seem to qualify, from fellow carjackers who [[WhatAnIdiot drive into burning cars that are already on the verge of exploding]], to gang members who side with the player character no matter how many members of their gang you killed, [[EnemyMine so long as you have killed a higher number of people from a gang they hate]]. Arguably the player character too, depending on how you play the game.
31st May '16 1:38:53 PM Prfnoff
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* Buster Badshot from the classic arcade game ''Cheyenne'' (made by Exidy of Death Race infamy) is implied to be this. He's supposedly a bounty hunter who goes after various gangs (with various [[PunnyName "creative"]] names), but all he ever does is walk around the stage (or drive the stagecoach in one level) while the player has to protect him (and get the gangs). Indeed, even his last name alone seems to imply this.

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* Buster Badshot from the classic arcade game Creator/{{Exidy}}'s UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Cheyenne'' (made by Exidy of Death Race infamy) is implied to be this. He's supposedly a bounty hunter who goes after various gangs (with various [[PunnyName "creative"]] names), but all he ever does is walk around the stage (or drive the stagecoach in one level) while the player has to protect him (and get the gangs). Indeed, even his last name alone seems to imply this.
30th May '16 1:31:51 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Quistis gets an honorable mention for the same situation; she scolds Rinoa for not taking the situation seriously enough and for coming up with such a terrible plan in the first place, and is entirely right to do so... but then she feels guilty for being mean to Rinoa and insists on going back to apologize ''in the middle of the mission'', forcing her team to go through a long, tedious dungeon full of dangerous monsters instead of [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis actually solving the problem at hand.]]

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** Quistis gets an honorable mention for the same situation; she scolds Rinoa for not taking the situation seriously enough and for coming up with such a terrible plan in the first place, and is entirely right to do so... but then she feels guilty for being mean to Rinoa and insists on going back to apologize ''in the middle of the mission'', forcing her team to go through a long, tedious dungeon full of dangerous monsters instead of [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedAllThis actually solving the problem at hand.]]
23rd May '16 1:13:56 PM Vir
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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'', one of the Galactic Ranger missions on Thyrranosis involves them trying to deactivate a forcefield offscreen while you assault the Thyrranoid forces. One of the Rangers suggests that another stick his finger in the transformer, and once he's convinced he does so and is vaporized, which also lowers the forcefield.
16th May '16 2:28:34 AM Carnel
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* Fairies in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are an entire species of this trope, pathetically weak beings that throw themselves at individuals magnitudes more powerful than them and are swiftly obliterated as a result (fortunately for them, they instantly resurrect after death, but they never learn their lesson). Cirno is a stellar example, [[SmallNameBigEgo declaring herself to be "the strongest!"]] and acting as such, which rarely ends well for her. In ''Great Fairy Wars'', she even picked a fight with ''Marisa'', a girl with enough firepower to level continents (that Cirno managed to actually win doesn't make her actions any less stupid).

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* Fairies in ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' are an entire species of this trope, pathetically weak beings that throw themselves at individuals magnitudes more powerful than them and are swiftly obliterated as a result (fortunately for them, they instantly resurrect after death, but they never learn their lesson). Cirno is a stellar example, [[SmallNameBigEgo declaring herself to be "the strongest!"]] and acting as such, which rarely ends well for her. In ''Great Fairy Wars'', she even picked a fight with ''Marisa'', a girl with enough firepower to level continents (that Cirno managed to actually win doesn't make her actions any less stupid). She's only saved by the fact that all the danmaku battles she's partaken in are non-lethal, something she didn't even know when she picked her first fight.



** Most humans coming from the Outside World do not last long in Gensokyo either, asking the local man-eating monster for directions and brushing off the natives as [[MedievalMorons backwards and superstitious]].



* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' has Rosencrantz, an ex-Riskbreaker with magic immunity. Thing is, there's a reason he's an ''ex-''Riskbreaker, and it's because he's only decent as a melee combatant, and the only reason he gets as far as he does is because he focuses most of his attention on fighting magicians who can't hurt him. Rather than keep the fact that he can't be affected by magic a secret advantage, he ''flaunts it'' to everyone who'll listen, and by the time he finally confronts Sydney, Sydney has had plenty of time to come up with a counter-strategy... in the form of giant, animated statue that promptly crushes Rosencrantz into Snob Paste.

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* ''VideoGame/VagrantStory'' has Rosencrantz, an ex-Riskbreaker with magic immunity. Thing is, there's a reason he's an ''ex-''Riskbreaker, and it's because he's only decent as a melee me lee combatant, and the only reason he gets as far as he does is because he focuses most of his attention on fighting magicians who can't hurt him. Rather than keep the fact that he can't be affected by magic a secret advantage, he ''flaunts it'' to everyone who'll listen, and by the time he finally confronts Sydney, Sydney has had plenty of time to come up with a counter-strategy... in the form of giant, animated statue that promptly crushes Rosencrantz into Snob Paste.
3rd May '16 2:25:30 PM thatsnumberwang
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** In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' we have the guy driving the truck during the opening. The zombie apocalypse is about a week old at this point. The police have been annihilated, the city has been cordoned off by the Army, the streets on are fire, routinely barricaded and soaked with blood, most of the population is dead, dying or undead... and this guy is still merrily cruising around the city wondering why the hitchhiker he just picked up bit off half his bicep.
29th Apr '16 4:35:24 AM aye_amber
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