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24th Apr '17 1:06:37 PM Divra
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* ''{{VideoGame/Outlaws}}'':So... apparently the villain thought that the correct way to deal with an ex-lawman who was fired for "shooting a few men before the jury gave him the go-ahead" was "burn his home, kill his wife and kidnap his daughter". The villain's henchmen lampshade this with increasing vigor as the body count rises.
24th Apr '17 4:53:54 AM Siempie
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--->'''[=GLaDOS=]''': [[AC:[[PunctuatedForEmphasis This. Sentence. Is. FALSE!]]]] (to self) [[AC:don't think about it don't think about it...]]\\

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'''[=GLaDOS=]''': [[AC:It's a paradox! There IS no answer!]]

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'''[=GLaDOS=]''': [[AC:It's [[AC: It's a paradox! PARADOX! There IS no answer!]]
23rd Apr '17 6:42:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':''VideoGame/TalesSeries'':
8th Apr '17 10:35:06 AM catmuto
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* The [[NoNameGiven Heroine]] of VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome makes some pretty downright [[IdiotHero idiotic]] decisions during the anime/game, for instance ''willingly'' staying with Toma even after she learns he was ''[[{{Yandere}} drugging her and locking her in a cage]]''.
** To highlight just how mind-bogglingly moronic the heroine is during Toma's route in the game, the following happens: She manages to retrieve her cell phone after being locked up by Toma but instead of calling for help the moment he's out of the room, she wastes the last of the phone's battery on checking her messages and chatting with Orion about whether or not she likes Toma. Then she escapes from the cage after discovering that it has a defect but ''goes back'' to the cage after getting injured because she doesn't want to go to a hospital even though someone with two braincells to rub together would realize that Toma would immediately realize that she tried to escape after seeing her injured leg and get even more possessive and unhinged. It's only by sheer dumb luck (read: the heroine's diary magically falling open at the exact page where she confessed that she loved Toma) that she avoids getting raped by a furious Toma.
4th Apr '17 4:13:22 AM fjsdfalms
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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'': The War Chiefs campaign Sheriff Billy Holme, cornered by his ex-partner Chayton (Holme had a FaceHeelTurn) chooses to back into a cliff face surrounded by ''TNT''. After talking for a bit, Holme attempts a Quick Draw shot on Chayton, forgetting that A) his gun was at his back while Chayton had his at his side and B) Native Tribes have a quick reaction time and Chayton was half Sioux. You can guess how it ends.

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* In ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresIII'': The War Chiefs Chief's campaign Sheriff Billy Holme, cornered by his ex-partner Chayton (Holme had a FaceHeelTurn) chooses to back into a cliff face surrounded by ''TNT''. After talking for a bit, Holme attempts a Quick Draw shot on Chayton, forgetting that A) his gun was at his back while Chayton had his at his side and B) Native Tribes have a quick reaction time and Chayton was half Sioux. You can guess how it ends.



** The Hunters. There are two types. The first type shoots blue missiles, which travel in a straight line and can be used as platforms. Since the hunter shoots the platform-missiles, they can be used to easily be used to get to the Hunter and kill it. The second type is slightly smarter, and they shoot red missiles that seek out the player. If you stand near the Hunter, the missile will kill the Hunter.

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** The Hunters. There are two types. The first type shoots blue missiles, which travel in a straight line and can be used as platforms. Since the hunter shoots the platform-missiles, they can be used to easily be used to get to the Hunter and kill it. The second type is slightly smarter, and they shoot red missiles that seek out the player. If you stand near the Hunter, the missile will kill the Hunter.



* ''VideoGame/{{The Sims|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' are notorious for its less-than-intelligent behavior. The best known example is an accidental kitchen fire. Rather then flee the house, the Sims will scream and yell around the fire, occasionally then burning themselves to death.

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* ''VideoGame/{{The Sims|1}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheSims2'' are notorious for its less-than-intelligent behavior. The best known example is an accidental kitchen fire. Rather then than flee the house, the Sims will scream and yell around the fire, occasionally then burning themselves to death.
1st Apr '17 5:20:58 AM Viira
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* Arniel Gane in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. He actually wants to replicate the event that caused the Dwemer to vanish from existence. Fortunately for the world, the shortcuts he takes in his experiment ensure that he is the only one to be killed by his stupidity. Better yet, his ghost becomes a very powerful combat summon.
** What makes it worse is his methods: He finally gets his hands on [[ArtifactOfDoom Keening]], one of three tools necessary to perform the experiment he's trying to replicate. You'd think he'd be cautious and scientific with his use of it, right? Or at least have some actual plan for using it, especially considering he's working with a bare fraction of what he would actually need? Nope! Right after giving a lecture about how dangerous Keening is, he just starts swinging it in the general direction of his bargain-basement Heart of Lorkhan facsimile. Humanity is probably lucky he wasn't smart enough to hurt anyone besides himself.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''
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Arniel Gane in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim''. He actually wants to replicate the event that caused the Dwemer to vanish from existence. Fortunately for the world, the shortcuts he takes in his experiment ensure that he is the only one to be killed by his stupidity. Better yet, his ghost becomes a very powerful combat summon.
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summon. What makes it worse is his methods: He finally gets his hands on [[ArtifactOfDoom Keening]], one of three tools necessary to perform the experiment he's trying to replicate. You'd think he'd be cautious and scientific with his use of it, right? Or at least have some actual plan for using it, especially considering he's working with a bare fraction of what he would actually need? Nope! Right after giving a lecture about how dangerous Keening is, he just starts swinging it in the general direction of his bargain-basement Heart of Lorkhan facsimile. Humanity is probably lucky he wasn't smart enough to hurt anyone besides himself.



** In Ravenscar Hollow, you find a bandit {{mook|s}} who begs you to free him from the Hagravens who have captured him and put him in a cage. When you do, [[UngratefulBastard he turns around and tries to mug you]]. Obviously the fact that you very likely just ''killed three Hagravens single-handedly'' to get him out of there completely eluded him. Bandits in general would count seeing as they're mostly decked out in furs and armed with poorly-made iron weapons and all completely eager to take on a mighty hero who has a plethora of powerful magical artifacts and a suit of armor made from the bones of the various dragons they've killed. Similarly, [[SmugSnake the mad necromancer]] in Rannvieg's Fast who smugly explains how he's going to kill you while slowly walking away with his back to you. And then there's that fire mage coven who decided that Sunderstone Gorge, a massive cavern filled with pools of flammable oil, would be a good place to hole up and train...

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** In Ravenscar Hollow, you find a bandit {{mook|s}} who begs you to free him from the Hagravens who have captured him and put him in a cage. When you do, [[UngratefulBastard he turns around and tries to mug you]]. Obviously the fact that you very likely just ''killed three Hagravens single-handedly'' to get him out of there completely eluded him.
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Bandits in general would count seeing as they're mostly decked out in furs and armed with poorly-made iron weapons and all completely eager to take on a mighty hero who has a plethora of powerful magical artifacts and a suit of armor made from the bones of the various dragons they've killed. killed.
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Similarly, [[SmugSnake the mad necromancer]] in Rannvieg's Fast who smugly explains how he's going to kill you while slowly walking away with his back to you. you.
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And then there's that fire mage coven who decided that Sunderstone Gorge, a massive cavern filled with pools of flammable oil, would be a good place to hole up and train...
31st Mar '17 7:34:05 AM fjsdfalms
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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' even just blatantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it. ''Twice''. First [[spoiler: Baby]] asks out loud what kind of person would willingly return to such a place. And later, the AI voice will complement that one of the traits they enjoy in a worker is the absence of a survival instinct. [[Of course, if the player actually had any survival instinct, he wouldn't have listened to [[TragicMonster Baby]]'s instructions to the scooping room and been disemboweled.]]

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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' even just blatantly [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it. ''Twice''. First [[spoiler: Baby]] asks out loud what kind of person would willingly return to such a place. And later, the AI voice will complement that one of the traits they enjoy in a worker is the absence of a survival instinct. [[Of [[spoiler: Of course, if the player actually had any survival instinct, he wouldn't have listened to [[TragicMonster Baby]]'s instructions to the scooping room and been disemboweled.]]
31st Mar '17 6:44:45 AM fjsdfalms
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* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2'' and ''3'' falls under this. In ''Red Alert 2'', the Soviets decide to give the character Yuri MindControl powers, and then not do anything to keep him from running amok with them, which he does. Using his powers, he gains a private army, and creates some mind control machines that he plans to use to mind control the whole planet, and nobody pays any attention to them. Later, he radios the allied intelligence lieutenant and mind controls her, but doesn't use any secure or scrambled lines, leading to his call being traced back to his main base. In ''Red Alert 3'', the Soviets go back in time to kill Einstein to keep him from developing the technology that allowed the Allies to beat them (again). That works, but in the new time-line, Japan is turned into a global superpower called the Empire of the Rising Sun, which the Soviets pay no attention to while they are trying to invade Europe, which causes them to get invaded. The Allies display similar incompetence when it turns out that there was a city-destroying laser weapon that could hit targets across the globe in Mt. Rushmore, which they could have used to easily defeat the Soviets, but the American President only decides to use it on the Soviets when they and the Allies have to team-up against the Empire. Granted, there is some speculation that the president was really a robot set-up by the Empire (he turns out to be in the Empire campaign, but there are not hints in the others). The Allies later fail to pick up that the Soviets turned on them until a Soviet scientist defects to them. They apparently didn't learn their lesson in the expansion, because in the Allied they decide to trust the Empire's crown prince Tatsu to help them deal with some insurgents, and then not anticipate him turning on them. At the end of the Soviet campaign, the Soviets note that the Allies are starting to make the mistake of trusting them again after the Soviets defeat an evil-megacorporation.

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* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2'' and ''3'' falls under this. In ''Red Alert 2'', the Soviets decide to give the character Yuri MindControl powers, and then not do anything to keep him from running amok with them, which he does. Using his powers, he gains a private army, and creates some mind control machines that he plans to use to mind control the whole planet, and nobody pays any attention to them. Later, he radios the allied intelligence lieutenant and mind controls her, but doesn't use any secure or scrambled lines, leading to his call being traced back to his main base. In ''Red Alert 3'', the Soviets go back in time to kill Einstein to keep him from developing the technology that allowed the Allies to beat them (again). That works, but in the new time-line, Japan is turned into a global superpower called the Empire of the Rising Sun, which the Soviets pay no attention to while they are trying to invade Europe, which causes them to get invaded. The Allies display similar incompetence when it turns out that there was a city-destroying laser weapon that could hit targets across the globe in Mt. Rushmore, which they could have used to easily defeat the Soviets, but the American President only decides to use it on the Soviets when they and the Allies have to team-up against the Empire. Granted, there is some speculation that the president was really a robot set-up by the Empire (he turns out to be in the Empire campaign, but there are not hints in the others). The Allies later fail to pick up that the Soviets turned on them until a Soviet scientist defects to them. They apparently didn't learn their lesson in the expansion, because in the Allied they decide to trust the Empire's crown prince Tatsu to help them deal with some insurgents, and then not anticipate him turning on them. At the end of the Soviet campaign, the Soviets note that the Allies are starting to make the mistake of trusting them again after the Soviets defeat an evil-megacorporation.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'': Bann Esmerelle and the other nobles conspiring to get rid of the Warden Commander if the Warden Commander is the Fereldan Grey Warden imported from Origins. They do this knowing fully that the Warden has both faced and claimed victory over including but not limited to: several dragons, an Archdemon, the Witch of the Wilds, a Pride Demon, a broodmother, and Tevinter slavers led by a powerful Magister. Not to mention he/she (with hardly any effort) dispatches bandit gangs on a regular basis, defeated a Fereldan war hero in one-on-one combat, stormed an Arl's estate and either killed several of the previously mentioned war hero's top knights, or escaped from the largest Fereldan prison while leaving dozens of corpses in his/her wake, and plows through countless numbers of Darkspawn while coming out with hardly a scratch.
** For that matter, any enemy of a Fereldan Warden Commander in ''Awakening''. Some of them can be excused by not knowing exactly who they're facing, but it's [[AvertedTrope averted]] in one case, where revealing that you're [[TheDreaded The Commander of the Grey]] causes your enemies to ''panic''. Most of the mooks run away, and one [[DrivenToSuicide actually ''jumps off a cliff'']] rather than face you.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'': Bann Esmerelle and the other nobles conspiring to get rid of the Warden Commander if the Warden Commander is the Fereldan Ferelden Grey Warden imported from Origins. They do this knowing fully that the Warden has both faced and claimed victory over including but not limited to: several dragons, an Archdemon, the Witch of the Wilds, a Pride Demon, a broodmother, and Tevinter slavers led by a powerful Magister. Not to mention he/she (with hardly any effort) dispatches bandit gangs on a regular basis, defeated a Fereldan war hero in one-on-one combat, stormed an Arl's estate and either killed several of the previously mentioned war hero's top knights, or escaped from the largest Fereldan prison while leaving dozens of corpses in his/her wake, and plows through countless numbers of Darkspawn while coming out with hardly a scratch.
** For that matter, any enemy of a Fereldan Warden Commander in ''Awakening''. Some of them can be excused by not knowing exactly who they're facing, but it's [[AvertedTrope averted]] in one case, where revealing that you're [[TheDreaded The Commander of the Grey]] causes your enemies to ''panic''. Most of the mooks run away, and one [[DrivenToSuicide actually ''jumps jumps off a cliff'']] cliff]] rather than face you.



*** Baron Arlange manages to, depending on player choices, be too dumb to live [[UpToEleven TWI]][[CrossesTheLineTwice CE]]. The first time, he decides to try to kill your party after you've just killed a Wyvern, because he had paid to be the first person to kill one in the hunt. You can choose to spare him after kicking his ass. If you do, you'll end up facing him later, never mind how easily you curbstomped him last time you fought.

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*** Baron Arlange manages to, depending on player choices, be too dumb to live [[UpToEleven TWI]][[CrossesTheLineTwice CE]]. The first time, he decides to try to kill your party after you've just killed a Wyvern, because he had paid to be the first person to kill one in the hunt. You can choose to spare him after kicking his ass. If you do, you'll end up facing him later, never mind how easily you curbstomped [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] him last time you fought.



** Some of Caesar's troops in his Fort fit this. If you play a female Courier, some will attempt to insult and belittle you. Even if you're walking around in power armor and wielding a plasma rifle. While they're wearing salvaged football gear and armed with a machete.

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** Some of Caesar's troops in his Fort fit this. If you play a female Courier, some will attempt to insult and belittle you. [[BullyingADragon Even if you're walking around in power armor and wielding a plasma rifle. While they're wearing salvaged football gear and armed with a machete.]]



** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' even just blatantly lampshades it. ''Twice''. First [[spoiler: Baby]] asks out loud what kind of person would willingly return to such a place. And later, the AI voice will complement that one of the traits they enjoy in a worker is the absence of a survival instinct.

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** ''Videogame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation'' even just blatantly lampshades [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it. ''Twice''. First [[spoiler: Baby]] asks out loud what kind of person would willingly return to such a place. And later, the AI voice will complement that one of the traits they enjoy in a worker is the absence of a survival instinct. [[Of course, if the player actually had any survival instinct, he wouldn't have listened to [[TragicMonster Baby]]'s instructions to the scooping room and been disemboweled.]]
31st Mar '17 5:19:08 AM fjsdfalms
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* Truly, many AI characters are Too Dumb to Live in ways the programmers probably didn't intend. One example in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': Miguel, the NSF member whom you may invite with you on your escape from the Majestic 12 prison. He doesn't believe in stealth and is liable to charge as soon as he sees an enemy, wielding only a combat knife. Keeping him alive to the exit without going ahead to kill all your enemies first is a very difficult feat.

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* Truly, many AI [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] characters are Too Dumb to Live in ways the programmers probably didn't intend. One example in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'': Miguel, the NSF member whom you may invite with you on your escape from the Majestic 12 prison. He doesn't believe in stealth and is liable to charge as soon as he sees an enemy, wielding only a combat knife. Keeping him alive to the exit without going ahead to kill all your enemies first is a very difficult feat.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'': Bann Esmerelle and the other nobles conspiring to get rid of the Warden Commander if the Warden Commander is the Fereldan Grey Warden imported from Origins. They do this knowing fully that the Warden has both faced and claimed victory over including but not limited to: several dragons, an Archdemon, the Witch of the Wilds, a Pride Demon, a broodmother, and Tevinter slavers led by a powerful Magister. Not to mention he/she (with hardly any effort) dispatches bandit gangs on a regular basis, defeated a Fereldan war hero in one on one combat, stormed an Arl's estate and either killed several of the previously mentioned war hero's top knights, or escaped from the largest Fereldan prison while leaving dozens of corpses in his/her wake, and plows through countless numbers of Darkspawn while coming out with hardly a scratch.
** For that matter, any enemy of a Fereldan Warden Commander in ''Awakening''. Some of them can be excused by not knowing exactly who they're facing, but it's averted in one case, where revealing that you're [[TheDreaded The Commander of the Grey]] causes your enemies to ''panic''. Most of the mooks run away, and one ''jumps off a cliff'' rather than face you.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'': Bann Esmerelle and the other nobles conspiring to get rid of the Warden Commander if the Warden Commander is the Fereldan Grey Warden imported from Origins. They do this knowing fully that the Warden has both faced and claimed victory over including but not limited to: several dragons, an Archdemon, the Witch of the Wilds, a Pride Demon, a broodmother, and Tevinter slavers led by a powerful Magister. Not to mention he/she (with hardly any effort) dispatches bandit gangs on a regular basis, defeated a Fereldan war hero in one on one one-on-one combat, stormed an Arl's estate and either killed several of the previously mentioned war hero's top knights, or escaped from the largest Fereldan prison while leaving dozens of corpses in his/her wake, and plows through countless numbers of Darkspawn while coming out with hardly a scratch.
** For that matter, any enemy of a Fereldan Warden Commander in ''Awakening''. Some of them can be excused by not knowing exactly who they're facing, but it's averted [[AvertedTrope averted]] in one case, where revealing that you're [[TheDreaded The Commander of the Grey]] causes your enemies to ''panic''. Most of the mooks run away, and one [[DrivenToSuicide actually ''jumps off a cliff'' cliff'']] rather than face you.



*** Baron Arlange manages to, depending on player choices, be too dumb to live [[UpToEleven TWICE]]. The first time, he decides to try to kill your party after you've just killed a Wyvern, because he had paid to be the first person to kill one in the hunt. You can choose to spare him after kicking his ass. If you do, you'll end up facing him later, never mind how easily you curbstomped him last time you fought.

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*** Baron Arlange manages to, depending on player choices, be too dumb to live [[UpToEleven TWICE]].TWI]][[CrossesTheLineTwice CE]]. The first time, he decides to try to kill your party after you've just killed a Wyvern, because he had paid to be the first person to kill one in the hunt. You can choose to spare him after kicking his ass. If you do, you'll end up facing him later, never mind how easily you curbstomped him last time you fought.
31st Mar '17 4:59:26 AM fjsdfalms
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* The [[NoNameGiven Heroine]] of VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome makes some pretty downright ''idiotic'' decisions during the anime/game, for instance ''willingly'' staying with Toma even after she learns he was ''[[{{Yandere}} drugging her and locking her in a cage]]''.
** To highlight just how mind-bogglingly moronic the heroine is during Toma's route in the game, the following happens: She manages to retrieve her cell phone after being locked up by Toma but instead of calling for help the moment he's out of the room, she wastes the last of the phone's battery on checking her messages and chatting with Orion about whether or not she likes Toma. Then she escapes from the cage after discovering that it has a defect but ''goes back'' to the cage after getting injured because she doesn't want to go to a hospital even though someone with two brain cells to rub together would realize that Toma would immediately realize that she tried to escape after seeing her injured leg and get even more possessive and unhinged. It's only by sheer dumb luck (read: the heroine's diary magically falling open at the exact page where she confessed that she loved Toma) that she avoids getting raped by a furious Toma.
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', FantasticRacism is pretty common, especially against Half-Orcs. However, racism against Half-Ogres is quite rare, due to the fact that the few people who openly pick on such big and strong individuals usually wind up dead.

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* The [[NoNameGiven Heroine]] of VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome makes some pretty downright ''idiotic'' [[IdiotHero idiotic]] decisions during the anime/game, for instance ''willingly'' staying with Toma even after she learns he was ''[[{{Yandere}} drugging her and locking her in a cage]]''.
** To highlight just how mind-bogglingly moronic the heroine is during Toma's route in the game, the following happens: She manages to retrieve her cell phone after being locked up by Toma but instead of calling for help the moment he's out of the room, she wastes the last of the phone's battery on checking her messages and chatting with Orion about whether or not she likes Toma. Then she escapes from the cage after discovering that it has a defect but ''goes back'' to the cage after getting injured because she doesn't want to go to a hospital even though someone with two brain cells braincells to rub together would realize that Toma would immediately realize that she tried to escape after seeing her injured leg and get even more possessive and unhinged. It's only by sheer dumb luck (read: the heroine's diary magically falling open at the exact page where she confessed that she loved Toma) that she avoids getting raped by a furious Toma.
* In ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'', FantasticRacism is pretty common, especially against Half-Orcs. However, racism against Half-Ogres is quite rare, due to the fact that the few people who [[BullyingADragon openly pick on such big and strong individuals usually wind up dead.dead]].



** 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 while a Big Daddy was in the room. 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. In a an audio diary, it is shown that he got angry and slapped a Little Sister while a Big Daddy was in the room. You find his body drilled to his worktable.



** Jeremiah. Let's go over his plans again: You are the weakest of the five undead siblings that no mortal weapon can kill for real. You trick the hero into finding a supernatural weapon that actually can and into using said weapon for killing your stronger siblings, their armies of demonic mooks, and extremely powerful evil wizards. So far so good. Very smart of and good for you. Revealing everything to and mocking/threatening said hero while you have no demonic armies or powers to hurt him in any way? Not so much.

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** Jeremiah. Let's go over his plans again: You are the weakest of the five undead siblings that no mortal weapon can kill for real. You trick the hero into finding a supernatural weapon that actually can and into using said weapon for killing your stronger siblings, their armies of demonic mooks, and extremely powerful evil wizards. So far so good. Very smart of and good for you. Revealing everything to and [[BullyingADragon mocking/threatening said hero while you have no demonic armies or powers to hurt him in any way? way]]? Not so much.



** There are still servants working at the Covenant Manor, despite the fact that many have died from demonic beasts. One guy finally decides he's had enough and leaves, only to get killed at the front gate.
** Hey guys, you know what sounds like fun? Let's read a ritual out of this weird occult book near some creepy standing stones. Nothing could possibly go wrong!
* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2'' and ''3'' falls under this. In ''Red Alert 2'', the Soviets decide to give the character Yuri mind control powers, and then not do anything to keep him from running amok with them, which he does. Using his powers, he gains a private army, and creates some mind control machines that he plans to use to mind control the whole planet, and nobody pays any attention to them. Later, he radios the allied intelligence lieutenant and mind controls her, but doesn't use any secure or scrambled lines, leading to his call being traced back to his main base. In ''Red Alert 3'', the Soviets go back in time to kill Einstein to keep him from developing the technology that allowed the Allies to beat them (again). That works, but in the new time-line, Japan is turned into a global superpower called the Empire of the Rising Sun, which the Soviets pay no attention to while they are trying to invade Europe, which causes them to get invaded. The Allies display similar incompetence when it turns out that there was a city-destroying laser weapon that could hit targets across the globe in Mt. Rushmore, which they could have used to easily defeat the Soviets, but the American President only decides to use it on the Soviets when they and the Allies have to team-up against the Empire. Granted, there is some speculation that the president was really a robot set-up by the Empire (he turns out to be in the Empire campaign, but there are not hints in the others). The Allies later fail to pick up that the Soviets turned on them until a Soviet scientist defects to them. They apparently didn't learn their lesson in the expansion, because in the Allied they decide to trust the Empire's crown prince Tatsu to help them deal with some insurgents, and then not anticipate him turning on them. At the end of the Soviet campaign, the Soviets note that the Allies are starting to make the mistake of trusting them again after the Soviets defeat an evil-megacorporation.

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** There are still servants working at the Covenant Manor, despite the fact that many have died from demonic beasts. One guy finally decides he's [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere had enough and leaves, leaves]], only to get killed at the front gate.
** Hey guys, you know what sounds like fun? Let's read a ritual out of this weird occult book near some creepy standing stones. [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong Nothing could possibly go wrong!
wrong]]!
* Pretty much everyone in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Red Alert 2'' and ''3'' falls under this. In ''Red Alert 2'', the Soviets decide to give the character Yuri mind control MindControl powers, and then not do anything to keep him from running amok with them, which he does. Using his powers, he gains a private army, and creates some mind control machines that he plans to use to mind control the whole planet, and nobody pays any attention to them. Later, he radios the allied intelligence lieutenant and mind controls her, but doesn't use any secure or scrambled lines, leading to his call being traced back to his main base. In ''Red Alert 3'', the Soviets go back in time to kill Einstein to keep him from developing the technology that allowed the Allies to beat them (again). That works, but in the new time-line, Japan is turned into a global superpower called the Empire of the Rising Sun, which the Soviets pay no attention to while they are trying to invade Europe, which causes them to get invaded. The Allies display similar incompetence when it turns out that there was a city-destroying laser weapon that could hit targets across the globe in Mt. Rushmore, which they could have used to easily defeat the Soviets, but the American President only decides to use it on the Soviets when they and the Allies have to team-up against the Empire. Granted, there is some speculation that the president was really a robot set-up by the Empire (he turns out to be in the Empire campaign, but there are not hints in the others). The Allies later fail to pick up that the Soviets turned on them until a Soviet scientist defects to them. They apparently didn't learn their lesson in the expansion, because in the Allied they decide to trust the Empire's crown prince Tatsu to help them deal with some insurgents, and then not anticipate him turning on them. At the end of the Soviet campaign, the Soviets note that the Allies are starting to make the mistake of trusting them again after the Soviets defeat an evil-megacorporation.
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