History TookALevelInJerkass / VideoGames

22nd Dec '16 1:19:56 PM Steven
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* Ema Skye of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series is introduced as an aspiring forensic investigator, full of useful investigation techniques and eager to meet people in the business. However, eight years later she finds herself in a job she didn't want (detective work) after doing poorly on her forensic investigation exam and her derailed dream definitely takes its toll on her personality. The Ema of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' is a sour and jaded woman who doesn't offer much help (unless she can use some of her forensic investigation techniques, at which point some of her original personality leaks out).

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Ema Skye of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series is introduced as an aspiring forensic investigator, full of useful investigation techniques and eager to meet people in the business. However, eight years later she finds herself in a job she didn't want (detective work) after doing poorly on her forensic investigation exam and her derailed dream definitely takes its toll on her personality. The Ema of ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' is a sour and jaded woman who doesn't offer much help (unless she can use some of her forensic investigation techniques, at which point some of her original personality leaks out). By ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Ema ''finally'' becomes the forensic investigator she always strived to be and is a much happier person.
** Phoenix Wright, while a nervous wreck most of the time, is a big time FirstPersonSmartass. By the time ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'' rolls around, Phoenix is falsely accused of using forged evidence in court and is barred from practicing law. The turn of events has Phoenix become a bit more open with his smartass remarks rather than keeping such thoughts to himself (such as comparing a mob boss' wife to a sherman whale) and is prone to acting very cryptic and aloof, which greatly annoys Apollo to no end. Phoenix returns to his old self in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' since the charges against him were dropped and he was allowed to practice law again.



* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': Lara Croft, a few times. First, between the second and third games, she goes from killing members of an evil cult who want to destroy the world to killing Military Police, museum guards and homeless all for the sake of finding artefacts. The 'saving the world' part only comes in for the last few levels, and by then the only humans left are on her side. The fourth and fifth games see her infamous snark taken UpToEleven, making her even less civil in conversation with other people... and then the sixth game sees her running around two European cities, contaminating crime scenes, breaking into the Louvre, killing police and security personnel, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and being rude to prostitutes]]. [[NotHelpingYourCase All to clear her name of one murder.]]

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* ''Franchise/TombRaider'': Lara Croft, a few times. First, between the second and third games, she goes from killing members of an evil cult who want to destroy the world to killing Military Police, museum guards and homeless all for the sake of finding artefacts. The 'saving the world' part only comes in for the last few levels, and by then the only humans left are on her side. The fourth and fifth games see her infamous snark taken UpToEleven, making her even less civil in conversation with other people... and then the sixth game sees her running around two European cities, contaminating crime scenes, breaking into the Louvre, killing police and security personnel, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and being rude to prostitutes]]. [[NotHelpingYourCase All to clear her name of one murder.]]]] It isn't until the reboot from Crystal Dynamics that Lara's personality dials back the jerk side of her.
22nd Oct '16 8:19:14 AM 313Bluestreak
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** 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.

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** Knuckles is usually humble and easy-going, even if he is slightly blunt and hot-headed, but in games like ''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 started off as sweet and helpful in her earlier appearances, but in the later games due to {{flanderization}}, she 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}}.provocation. This can be DependingOnTheWriter, however.
12th Oct '16 7:24:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Jak becomes this in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' as a result of being tortured for two years straight at the start of the game. In VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy Jak was a HeroicMime, but in ''Jak II'' he speaks for the very first time at the beginning of the game, his first words being "I'm gonna KILL Praxis!", setting the tone for his attitude throughout the game. He mellows out by ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' though.
* Ratchet from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' becomes this about halfway through the first game, where he starts blaming Clank for everything and cutscenes rarely pass by without Clank getting insulted. By the end of the first game however they're [[HeterosexualLifePartners inseparable best friends which carries on in the following sequels.]]
** Though Ratchet reverts to a more jerkass personality in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters''.

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* Jak becomes this in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' as a result of being tortured for two years straight at the start of the game. In VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy'', Jak was a HeroicMime, but in ''Jak II'' he speaks for the very first time at the beginning of the game, his first words being "I'm gonna KILL Praxis!", setting the tone for his attitude throughout the game. He mellows out by ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' though.
* Ratchet from ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'' becomes this about halfway through the first game, where he starts blaming Clank for everything and cutscenes rarely pass by without Clank getting insulted. By the end of the first game however they're [[HeterosexualLifePartners inseparable best friends which carries on in the following sequels.]]
** Though
]] Ratchet reverts to a more jerkass personality in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankSizeMatters''.
12th Oct '16 6:02:30 PM tdwally
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** * TookALevelInJerkass: As of ''Legion'' [[spoiler:Varian's death]] has made Genn Greymane considerably more angry and fixated on revenge to the point that his daughter is getting worried there is no way to distinguish the man from the rage.

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** * TookALevelInJerkass: As of ''Legion'' [[spoiler:Varian's death]] has made Genn Greymane considerably more angry and fixated on revenge to the point that his daughter is getting worried there is no way to distinguish the man from the rage.
12th Oct '16 5:59:51 PM tdwally
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** * TookALevelInJerkass: As of ''Legion'' [[spoiler:Varian's death]] has made Genn Greymane considerably more angry and fixated on revenge to the point that his daughter is getting worried there is no way to distinguish the man from the rage.
29th Jul '16 5:38:45 PM Karxrida
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* Jak becomes this in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' as a result of being tortured for two years straight at the start of the game. In JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy Jak was a HeroicMime, but in ''Jak II'' he speaks for the very first time at the beginning of the game, his first words being "I'm gonna KILL Praxis!", setting the tone for his attitude throughout the game. He mellows out by ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' though.

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* Jak becomes this in ''VideoGame/JakIIRenegade'' as a result of being tortured for two years straight at the start of the game. In JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy Jak was a HeroicMime, but in ''Jak II'' he speaks for the very first time at the beginning of the game, his first words being "I'm gonna KILL Praxis!", setting the tone for his attitude throughout the game. He mellows out by ''VideoGame/Jak3Wastelander'' though.
19th May '16 6:39:16 PM erforce
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* Peter Venkman in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' is a huge jerk compared to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold his occasional niceness]] in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} the movies]].

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* Peter Venkman in ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' is a huge jerk compared to [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold his occasional niceness]] in [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the movies]].
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.
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