History TookALevelInJerkass / VideoGames

18th Apr '16 5:29:47 AM matteste
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** Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'' reveals why: [[spoiler:This Lucifer isn't the Lucifer we know. He's actually one half of Satan, who serves YHVH with the goal of perpetuating the Forever War]].

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** Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' reveals why: [[spoiler:This Lucifer isn't the Lucifer we know. He's actually one half of Satan, who serves YHVH with the goal of perpetuating the Forever War]].
1st Mar '16 11:18:20 PM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'', Ethan Thomas is a nice enough guy, a gifted investigator, but personality-wise, he was never too impolite, despite clearly being under some MAJOR stress. Come the sequel, Ethan's undergone about a year of alcoholism as well as some JerkAss power leveling. He curses all the time and is routinely impolite and distrustful towards everyone who tries to help him. This is in fact underlined by the change in his voice actor and character design (he went from an AmbiguouslyBrown SCU agent wearing a nondescript police uniform, to a rather less ambiguously Caucasian bum in grunge clothes). The personality change is possibly justified by the year of vagrancy and the events of the first game.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Condemned}}'', ''VideoGame/CondemnedCriminalOrigins'', Ethan Thomas is a nice enough guy, a gifted investigator, but personality-wise, he was never too impolite, despite clearly being under some MAJOR stress. Come the sequel, ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'', Ethan's undergone about a year of alcoholism as well as some JerkAss power leveling. He curses all the time and is routinely impolite and distrustful towards everyone who tries to help him. This is in fact underlined by the change in his voice actor and character design (he went from an AmbiguouslyBrown SCU agent wearing a nondescript police uniform, to a rather less ambiguously Caucasian bum in grunge clothes). The personality change is possibly justified by the year of vagrancy and the events of the first game.
22nd Feb '16 9:28:42 AM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing. Gabriel fares no better - usually the sane member of the Archangels, here, she's tied with Raphael for being the worst.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'':
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Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing. ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVFinal'' reveals why: [[spoiler:This Lucifer isn't the Lucifer we know. He's actually one half of Satan, who serves YHVH with the goal of perpetuating the Forever War]].
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Gabriel fares no better - usually the sane member of the Archangels, here, she's tied with Raphael for being the worst.
27th Dec '15 9:28:34 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', the Capital Wasteland branch of the Brotherhood of Steel were tied with the Commonwealth Minutemen as the most unambiguously heroic faction in the entire post-apocalyptic USA due to Elder Lyons abandoning his mission for searching the ruins of Washington DC for pre-war technology in favour of a WeHelpTheHelpless attitude towards Wastelanders. By the events of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', Elder Lyons has passed away and his (just as noble) daughter Sarah was killed in battle, leaving the Eastern Brotherhood under the control of Arthur Maxson. Under the guidance of Maxson, the Eastern Brotherhood has reverted back to the previous characterization of a conservative, borderline-xenophobic society of technology hunters, with their FantasticRacism against [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghouls]], [[OurOrcsAreDifferent super mutants]] and more recently [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Synths]] kicked UpToEleven. It's also implied the Capital Wasteland now exists in a form of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_the_Teutonic_Order Ordensstaat]], where the people of the Capital Wasteland live as subjects in a restrictive neo-feudalist society.
8th Nov '15 1:08:53 PM Gideoncrawle
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** Tails, inexplicably, does this in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. The [[ThePollyanna childlike naivete]] and [[HumbleHero humility]] that defined him in previous titles was spontaneously replaced with a [[InsufferableGenius smug]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], obnoxious, whiny, and [[ObnoxiousSnarker snarky]] attitude. [[spoiler: He had a falling-out with Sonic because he was interested in teaming up with Dr. Eggman to corrale the Deadly Six, even though he was [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 perfectly]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes fine]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog with it]] before!]] The worst part is that he never owns up to it at the end of the game.

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** Tails, inexplicably, does this in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. The [[ThePollyanna childlike naivete]] and [[HumbleHero humility]] that defined him in previous titles was spontaneously replaced with a [[InsufferableGenius smug]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], obnoxious, whiny, and [[ObnoxiousSnarker snarky]] snarky attitude. [[spoiler: He had a falling-out with Sonic because he was interested in teaming up with Dr. Eggman to corrale the Deadly Six, even though he was [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 perfectly]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes fine]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog with it]] before!]] The worst part is that he never owns up to it at the end of the game.
30th Oct '15 8:20:03 AM 313Bluestreak
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* Tails, inexplicably, does this in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. The [[ThePollyanna childlike naivete]] and [[HumbleHero humility]] that defined him in previous titles was spontaneously replaced with a [[InsufferableGenius smug]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], obnoxious, whiny, and [[ObnoxiousSnarker snarky]] attitude. [[spoiler: He had a falling-out with Sonic because he was interested in teaming up with Dr. Eggman to corrale the Deadly Six, even though he was [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 perfectly]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes fine]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog with it]] before!]] The worst part is that he never owns up to it at the end of the game.
** In the ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series, Silver acts much ruder to everyone than in his debut in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. He seems to have gotten better in his cameo in ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Sonic Colors DS]]''.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
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Tails, inexplicably, does this in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld''. The [[ThePollyanna childlike naivete]] and [[HumbleHero humility]] that defined him in previous titles was spontaneously replaced with a [[InsufferableGenius smug]], [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]], obnoxious, whiny, and [[ObnoxiousSnarker snarky]] attitude. [[spoiler: He had a falling-out with Sonic because he was interested in teaming up with Dr. Eggman to corrale the Deadly Six, even though he was [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 perfectly]] [[VideoGame/SonicHeroes fine]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog with it]] before!]] The worst part is that he never owns up to it at the end of the game.
** In the ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series, Silver acts much ruder and hostile to everyone than in his debut in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. He seems to have gotten better in his cameo in ''[[VideoGame/SonicColors Sonic Colors DS]]''.DS]]''.
** While both [[AntiHeroTeam Team Dark members]] Shadow and Rouge aren't the most pleasant people to talk to, ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Sonic Free Riders]]'' takes their antagonistic tendencies UpToEleven. Shadow's ego and Rouge's greed are inflated to the point of {{Flanderization}} and they basically treat everyone around them like dirt. And that's not even going into the horribly apathetic way they treat E-10000B, working the poor robot to the point where his circuts are overheating from exhaustion. The other teams are outright disgusted at their behavior and Cream in particular practically begs them to get E-10000B fixed.
** Knuckles is usually humble and easy-going, even if he is slightly blunt and hot-headed, but in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' and in the ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series, he's become more hot-headed and a bit hostile towards others compared to his usual self.
** Amy in the later games has become more aggressive, bad-tempered, and is prone to hit people with her hammer with little provocation compared to her earlier appearances, mainly due to {{flanderization}}. This can be DependingOnTheWriter, however.
20th Oct '15 2:20:42 PM SuperLlama
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--> '''[=GLaDoS=]''': Well done. Here come the test results. "You are a horrible person." I'm serious, that's what it says. A horrible person. We weren't even testing for that.
20th Oct '15 1:44:10 PM SuperLlama
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* After spending God knows how long [[AndIMustScream reliving the moment of her death at Chell's hands again and again and again,]] [=GLaDoS=] is understandably a bit...cranky in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' when she's finally reactivated, and acts far more passive aggressive and mean-spirited towards her.
--> '''[=GLaDoS=]''': Well done. Here come the test results. "You are a horrible person." I'm serious, that's what it says. A horrible person. We weren't even testing for that.
7th Oct '15 5:02:25 PM finalsurvivor1
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', Lucifer is far, ''far'' more cruel and insulting than he's ever been in previous installments. Even [[KnightTemplar Merkabah]] expresses pity and sympathy for Flynn when [[spoiler:he's forced to kill Isabeau]] in the Law route. In the Chaos route, Lucifer coldly brushes off [[spoiler:Isabeau's death]] as if it was nothing. Gabriel fares no better - usually the sane member of the Archangels, here, she's tied with Raphael for being the worst.
29th Sep '15 10:45:16 AM MightyKombat
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* Hubert Ozwell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' is regarded to be the king of this trope, and one of the biggest in-series trolls, in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' fandom. He starts off as a weak, and easily-terrified little boy, but seven years down the line [[TookALevelInBadass he takes about a million levels in badass]] due to [[spoiler:being adopted into the military-based Ozwell family]]. When he reunites with his older brother Asbel, Hubert reveals that [[spoiler:part of the alliance his new nation has with Windol is that they get Lhant, the brothers' homeland. Hubert proceeds to [[LimitBreak Blast Caliber]] Asbel into next week, exile him from Lhant, blow their mother off when she tries to intervene, and then [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking sets himself up as the one running the shots]]]]. The reason for his vitriol is less that he's a military man, and more that he felt he was abandoned by his family in Lhant because [[TheUnfavorite they wanted him out of the way]]. Turns out, Hubert's father [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou wanted to spare him from what was going to happen in Lhant]], though all that did was delay the inevitable. Throughout the game, Hubert also [[CharacterDevelopment grows out of it]] and [[TookALevelInKindness takes a level in kindness, too.]]

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* Hubert Ozwell Oswell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' is regarded to be the king of this trope, and one of pretty much the biggest in-series trolls, Franchise/TalesSeries example of this trope and in the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' fandom. He starts off as a weak, and easily-terrified little boy, but seven years down the line [[TookALevelInBadass he takes about a million levels in badass]] grows the hell up]] due to [[spoiler:being adopted into the military-based Ozwell family]]. Oswell family of Strahta]]. When he reunites with his older brother Asbel, Hubert reveals that [[spoiler:part of the alliance his new nation has with Windol Windor is that they get Lhant, the brothers' homeland. When Asbel argues, Hubert proceeds to [[LimitBreak Blast Caliber]] Asbel into next week, exile promptly knocks him down a peg, Mystic Artes him senseless, exiles him from Lhant, blow their rejects his own mother off when she tries to intervene, intervene (as he feels she did absoltuely nothing to help him,) and then [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking sets himself up as the one running the shots]]]].true leader of LHant]]]]. The reason for his vitriol is less that he's a military man, and more that he felt he was abandoned by his family in Lhant because [[TheUnfavorite they wanted him out of the way]]. Turns out, Hubert's father [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou wanted to spare him from what was going to happen in Lhant]], though all Lhant as well as to avoid potential strife between the brothers]], although giving Hubert up more or less ended up causing that did was delay the inevitable.outcome anyway. Throughout the game, Hubert also [[CharacterDevelopment grows out of it]] and [[TookALevelInKindness takes a level in kindness, too.]]
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