History TookALevelInJerkass / VideoGames

14th Dec '17 1:44:30 PM SkylaNoivern
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* Lazlow, a recurring [=DJ=] and radio host of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', was frst introduced as the put-upon host of the call-in radio show ''Chatterbox''. Later games showcase the breadth of Lazlow's radio career (now spanning 25 years) and reveal him to be an alcoholic fame-seeker, rather than the OnlySaneMan he appeared to be in ''[=GTAIII=]''. By 2008, Lazlow is middle-aged, divorced, despised by his parents as well as his children, and now ekes out a living as an on-the-street "journalist" in Liberty City, decrying the state of America and insulting passerby. As Lazlow's dialogue is written and voiced by real-life radio host Lazlow Jones, this is a form of AdamWesting. By GTAV, he's even worse off, as his public sexual harassment of Michael's daughter (consensual, quite unfortunately) hits Michael's BerserkButton, humiliating Lazlow in exceptionally funny and degrading ways.

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* Lazlow, a recurring [=DJ=] and radio host of ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', was frst fIrst introduced as the put-upon host of the call-in radio show ''Chatterbox''. ''Chatterbox FM''. Later games showcase the breadth of Lazlow's radio career (now spanning 25 years) and reveal him to be an alcoholic fame-seeker, rather than the OnlySaneMan he appeared to be in ''[=GTAIII=]''. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. By 2008, Lazlow is middle-aged, divorced, despised by his parents as well as his children, and now ekes out a living as an on-the-street "journalist" in Liberty City, decrying the state of America and insulting passerby.pedestrians. As Lazlow's dialogue is written and voiced by real-life radio host Lazlow Jones, this is a form of AdamWesting. By GTAV, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', he's even worse off, as his public sexual harassment of Michael's daughter (consensual, quite unfortunately) hits Michael's BerserkButton, humiliating Lazlow in exceptionally funny and degrading ways.ways. His radio career is also at his lowest, now working as the immature, unpopular co-host of ''Chattersphere'' who can't go a few minutes without making catty remarks host Michelle Makes.
14th Oct '17 4:51:17 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, stealing the monocle off a cartographer and leaving him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it]], and nailing Stan the used ship de-[[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs er, coffin salesman]] inside one of his own coffins to steal from him) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance, and future games have him acting a little more like a good-natured if bumbling GuileHero.

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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, stealing the monocle off a cartographer and leaving him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it]], and nailing Stan the used ship de-[[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs er, coffin salesman]] inside one of his own coffins to steal from him) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance, and future games dial back on the whole "screwing people over" thing to have him acting act a little more like a good-natured if bumbling GuileHero.
14th Oct '17 4:49:56 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance, and future games have him acting a little more like a good-natured if bumbling GuileHero.

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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal stealing the monocle off a cartographer and leave leaving him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) it]], and nailing Stan the used ship de-[[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs er, coffin salesman]] inside one of his own coffins to steal from him) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance, and future games have him acting a little more like a good-natured if bumbling GuileHero.
14th Oct '17 4:43:34 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance.

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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance.comeuppance, and future games have him acting a little more like a good-natured if bumbling GuileHero.
14th Oct '17 4:41:11 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating LeChuck in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance.

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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating LeChuck [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance.
14th Oct '17 4:40:49 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Guybrush Threepwood of the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series fluctuates between varying degrees of jerkassery and [[TookALevelInKindness kindness]] between games, but is at his jerkassiest in ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', where he's gained a noticeable ego after defeating LeChuck in the previous game, and has no problem screwing people over to achieve his goals (including getting a cook fired so he could take his job, get advance payment and then sneak out the window, or steal the monocle off a cartographer and leave him [[BlindWithoutEm blindly searching for it for a lengthy period of time before returning it.]]) Even his love interest Elaine dumped him between games because she couldn't stand him, and when he returns to her it's only for his own self-interest. Fortunately, he's still the ButtMonkey of the series, so he gets plenty of comeuppance.
26th Aug '17 8:16:10 PM CodyDBuni
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* Hoxton from ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' was [[MeanBrit a crude British robber with a mean wit]], but he generally enjoyed the company of his companions. After being caught by the police and being sent to jail, Hoxton's crew break him out 2 years later in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' and he has become a bigger ass hole; not only does Hoxton constantly bitches and belittles the crew (sometimes jokingly and sometimes not) for not saving him faster, he also constantly curses out and antagonizes Huston, who was Hoxton's replacement for a while. If the player has Hoxton call out to Huston, Hoxton will only call Huston by some form of vulgarity and he still does this to him if he is incapacitated.

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* Hoxton from ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' was [[MeanBrit a crude British robber with a mean wit]], but he generally enjoyed the company of his companions. After being caught by the police and being sent to jail, Hoxton's crew break him out 2 years later in ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' and he has become a bigger ass hole; not only does Hoxton constantly bitches and belittles the crew (sometimes jokingly and sometimes not) for not saving him faster, he also constantly curses out and antagonizes Huston, Houston, who was Hoxton's replacement for a while. If the player has Hoxton call out to Huston, Houston, Hoxton will only call Huston Houston by some form of vulgarity and he still does this to him if he is incapacitated.
21st Jul '17 7:34:20 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', two entire ''races'' take a level by the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
** The Nords, who for much of the series (and backstory) have been a ProudWarriorRace of BoisterousBruiser HornyVikings who would gladly swap battle stories over a tankard of mead even with non-Nords, have become bitter and disillusioned following the Great War. They have become prone to FantasticRacism toward any non-Nords and believe that any Nord who doesn't share the mentality that "Skyrim belongs to the Nords" should be shunned as [[NoTrueScotsman not a "true Nord"]]. Largely [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Skyrim has been divided by Civil War in which BothSidesHaveAPoint, making it all the more devastating which feeds the disillusionment of the Nords. (The Imperial-aligned Nords believe that Skyrim has always supported the Empire and that you shouldn't abandon an ally just because they have fallen on hard times while the Stormcloaks believe that the Empire is old and weak, exemplified by them agreeing to the crippling White-Gold Concordant with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] to end the Great War, and that Skyrim is better off being independent.)
** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], while they've always been [[CulturalPosturing haughty and snobbish]], have taken an extreme level in Jerkass under the leadership of the extremist [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]. The Thalmor play the Altmer's (not entirely unjustified) racial stereotypes UpToEleven. Their FantasticRacism has hit all time high levels, ''especially'' toward [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence the races of Men]], and they've [[StopBeingStereotypical essentially been left unchecked]] as most [[NoTrueScotsman Altmer who oppose the Thalmor]] have been exiled, arrested, or outright murdered. They also forcefully annexed the province of Valenwood (homeland of the Bosmer (Wood Elves) and used BlatantLies to appeal to the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], gaining Elsweyr as a client state.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', two ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Deep in the series' backstory, the Dragon Cult originated in Atmora, homeland of the [[BarbarianTribe Atmorans]] (ancient [[{{Precursors}} proto-Nords]]). There, the men worshiped the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]], and the priests demanded tribute, as well as set down laws so dragons and men could live together peacefully. When the dragons and their cult moved to Tamriel, they became far less benevolent. They ruled men with an iron fist, eventually enslaving them. No one really knows why the Cult changed, though it is implied that is was the result of [[BigBad Alduin]]'s desire to ''rule'' the world instead of [[BeastOfTheApocalypse end it]].
** Two
entire ''races'' take a level by the time of ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'':
** *** The Nords, who for much of the series (and backstory) have been a ProudWarriorRace of BoisterousBruiser HornyVikings who would gladly swap battle stories over a tankard of mead even with non-Nords, have become bitter and disillusioned following the Great War. They have become prone to FantasticRacism toward any non-Nords and believe that any Nord who doesn't share the mentality that "Skyrim belongs to the Nords" should be shunned as [[NoTrueScotsman not a "true Nord"]]. Largely [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as Skyrim has been divided by Civil War in which BothSidesHaveAPoint, making it all the more devastating which feeds the disillusionment of the Nords. (The Imperial-aligned Nords believe that Skyrim has always supported the Empire and that you shouldn't abandon an ally just because they have fallen on hard times while the Stormcloaks believe that the Empire is old and weak, exemplified by them agreeing to the crippling White-Gold Concordant with the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri Dominion]] to end the Great War, and that Skyrim is better off being independent.)
** *** The [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmer (High Elves)]], while they've always been [[CulturalPosturing haughty and snobbish]], have taken an extreme level in Jerkass under the leadership of the extremist [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Thalmor]]. The Thalmor play the Altmer's (not entirely unjustified) racial stereotypes UpToEleven. Their FantasticRacism has hit all time high levels, ''especially'' toward [[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence the races of Men]], and they've [[StopBeingStereotypical essentially been left unchecked]] as most [[NoTrueScotsman Altmer who oppose the Thalmor]] have been exiled, arrested, or outright murdered. They also forcefully annexed the province of Valenwood (homeland of the Bosmer (Wood Elves) and used BlatantLies to appeal to the [[CatFolk Khajiit]], gaining Elsweyr as a client state.
7th Jul '17 7:17:58 AM MyFinalEdits
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*** This is taken even further with Shadow in ''Videogame/SonicBoom''. Shadow may be pretty agressive and destructive at times, but he's ''never'' cruel. He has a strong devotion to protect Earth, and has developed friendships with several characters. His ''Boom'' incarnation has none of these redeeming qualities and appears to be a downright evil villain, with no care for anyone but himself.

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*** This is taken even further with ** Shadow in ''Videogame/SonicBoom''. Shadow may be pretty agressive and destructive at times, but he's ''never'' cruel. He has a strong devotion to protect Earth, and has developed friendships with several characters. His ''Boom'' incarnation has none of these redeeming qualities and appears to be a downright evil villain, with no care for anyone but himself.
7th Jul '17 5:25:58 AM Siempie
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** 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.

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** 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 circuits 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.fixed.
*** This is taken even further with Shadow in ''Videogame/SonicBoom''. Shadow may be pretty agressive and destructive at times, but he's ''never'' cruel. He has a strong devotion to protect Earth, and has developed friendships with several characters. His ''Boom'' incarnation has none of these redeeming qualities and appears to be a downright evil villain, with no care for anyone but himself.
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