History TookALevelInKindness / VideoGames

24th Feb '16 11:34:09 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Somewhere between ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank Ratchet & Clank]]'' and ''[[RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'' Ratchet evolved from being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold to a generally nice, if somewhat [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], protagonist. So much that any insult towards Clank sets off his BerserkButton.

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* Somewhere between ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 Ratchet & Clank]]'' and ''[[RatchetAndClankGoingCommando ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'' Ratchet evolved from being a JerkWithAHeartOfGold to a generally nice, if somewhat [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], protagonist. So much that any insult towards Clank sets off his BerserkButton.
15th Feb '16 1:23:42 AM Pichu-kun
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** Karen was originally standoffish and mean until you befriended her. In ''Back To Nature (For Girl)'' and ''(More) Friends Of Mineral Town'' she lost virtually all of her attitude, is somewhat less of an alcoholic, and became a laid-back CoolBigSis.

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** Karen was originally a standoffish and mean BrokenBird until you befriended her. In ''Back To Nature (For Girl)'' and ''(More) Friends Of Mineral Town'' she lost virtually all of her attitude, is somewhat less of an alcoholic, and became a laid-back CoolBigSis.CoolBigSis.
** Gotz was Karen's aggressive father in ''64'' but is substantially nicer in other games.
14th Feb '16 10:46:57 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series, the Grumpy and Snooty villagers have become nicer with each game. The grumpy villagers have gone from jaded jerks to just being rough on the edges, while snooty villagers have gone from narcissistic and elitist to kind but with refined tastes.

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* In the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' series, the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'':
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Grumpy and Snooty villagers have become nicer with each game. The grumpy villagers have gone from jaded jerks to just being rough on the edges, while snooty villagers have gone from narcissistic and elitist to kind but with refined tastes.


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* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' was originally an outsourced port of ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' however it eventually became its own game. Several characters [[NotAsYouKnowThem changed personalities]], both to this trope and the [[TookALevelInJerkass opposite]]:
** Karen was originally standoffish and mean until you befriended her. In ''Back To Nature (For Girl)'' and ''(More) Friends Of Mineral Town'' she lost virtually all of her attitude, is somewhat less of an alcoholic, and became a laid-back CoolBigSis.
23rd Oct '15 6:05:52 PM nombretomado
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** Also from the Zelda series is Groose from ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. He starts off as a typical arrogant and pompous JerkJock who has it in for Link, but at one point he follows Link to the land below the clouds and witnesses Link fighting and resealing the game's SealedEvilInACan. Though he's at first disillusioned over his own apparent uselessness, he comes to respect Link and begins to grow considerably more noble, even becoming a crucial ally to Link in a number of boss battles.

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** Also from the Zelda series is Groose from ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]''. He starts off as a typical arrogant and pompous JerkJock who has it in for Link, but at one point he follows Link to the land below the clouds and witnesses Link fighting and resealing the game's SealedEvilInACan. Though he's at first disillusioned over his own apparent uselessness, he comes to respect Link and begins to grow considerably more noble, even becoming a crucial ally to Link in a number of boss battles.
20th Oct '15 11:23:56 PM Sugao
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* Morte takes off a few of her rougher edges over the course of ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction''. While she's quite selfish and interested in nothing but the destruction of the world at the start, by the end she's capable of empathy, stating that if any of her team mates have a problem, it's her problem, too, and she will help solve it with [[GenkiGirl just as much gusto as she puts into solving her own issues]]. She even [[spoiler:recants her path of destruction, vowing to rebuild the world instead, and]] genuinely falls for Kyrie, instead of just seeing him as a PersonOfMassDestruction she could use for her own ends. She ''is'' still very impulsive and prone to acting without thinking, and still has a tough demeanor on the outside, but it's clear a softer heart has grown under there.
19th Jun '15 3:28:21 PM infernape612
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* In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa'', Byakuya Togami is a condescending SmugSnake who participates in the killing game with a perverse sense of glee and makes it very clear he eventually intends to commit the perfect murder and graduate. In ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'', although he retains his condescending attitude, the first thing he does when everything goes to hell is to declare himself leader and promise that nobody will die under his watch. [[spoiler:Subverted when it turns out the Byakuya in the sequel is an impostor who gave the real Byakuya more credit than he deserves, but then double subverted when the real Byakuya risks his life in order to save the surviving protagonists.]]
7th May '15 6:33:02 PM troperHearts
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* Dante in ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'' initially starts out as an uncaring, dick-ish guy. As the game progresses, however, [[spoiler: he begins to mature and his interactions with Kat, especially the lengths he goes to just to save her, are pretty much the best indications of him invoking this trope. By the end, he has inherited several of the [[Franchis/DevilMayCry old Dante's]] traits, kindness and sense of justice included.]] Dante, however, will still take the time to fling insults at his enemies.
17th Apr '15 7:01:47 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* The Great Khans in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', compared to the Khans of Fallout1 and Fallout2. The Khans of 1 and 2 were all about the RapePillageAndBurn, and any interaction was pretty much guaranteed to end in violence. The Great Khans, in contrast, make a living selling drugs and can be dealt with entirely through diplomacy. Sure, they aren't angels, but the Great Khans are far nicer than the Khans ever were.

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* The Great Khans in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', compared to the Khans of Fallout1 ''{{VideoGame/Fallout1}}'' and Fallout2.''{{VideoGame/Fallout2}}''. The Khans of 1 and 2 were all about the RapePillageAndBurn, and any interaction was pretty much guaranteed to end in violence. The Great Khans, in contrast, make a living selling drugs and can be dealt with entirely through diplomacy. Sure, they aren't angels, but the Great Khans are far nicer than the Khans ever were.
23rd Mar '15 2:11:34 AM Koveras
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* The Boss in the ''SaintsRow'' series goes from merely taking part in criminal activities [[TookALevelInJerkass to a boarderline sociopath]] whose possibly only saving grace is caring about the other Saints. ''SaintsRowTheThird'' has the gang become LighterAndSofter and the Saints and Boss really only fight other gangs, corrupt police and soldiers who place the city under martial law. Boss also becomes a lot more caring throughout the game, and by ''SaintsRowIV'' s/he begins as utterly heroic and only gets better from there, to the point s/he would actually make an off kilter but still fine President.

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* The Boss in the ''SaintsRow'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' series goes from merely taking part in criminal activities [[TookALevelInJerkass to a boarderline sociopath]] whose possibly only saving grace is caring about the other Saints. ''SaintsRowTheThird'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'' has the gang become LighterAndSofter and the Saints and Boss really only fight other gangs, corrupt police and soldiers who place the city under martial law. Boss also becomes a lot more caring throughout the game, and by ''SaintsRowIV'' ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' s/he begins as utterly heroic and only gets better from there, to the point s/he would actually make an off kilter but still fine President.
31st Dec '14 10:26:15 AM babyhenchy1
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** For someone who started as such a minor character, Cullen has gone through quite the arc. Starting as a naive young Templar who might have been infatuated with a female PC, what happens at the Circle he's stationed at drives him to hatred of all mages, advocating putting every one of them down. By ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', he's calmed down a bit and is one of the few reasonable people in the story, but still has a very large amount of FantasticRacism and is willing to overlook some of the greater atrocities committed by his fellow Templars to innocent mages. However, once his commander, Meredith, goes too far off the deep end with her fanaticism, he turns on her and is willing to let a mage-supporting Hawke go. Come ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', where he apparently went through some soul-searching in between games, having left the Templars, feeling that they had lost their way, and is firmly disgusted by the actions they are now taking. While he still feels that mages are dangerous, almost all traces of his FantasticRacism are gone, and he is fully willing to work with them, and work loyally for a mage Inquisitor.

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** [[AscendedExtra For someone who started as such a minor character, character]], Cullen has gone through quite the arc. Starting as a naive young Templar who might have been infatuated with a female PC, what happens at the Circle he's stationed at drives him to hatred of all mages, advocating putting every one of them down. By ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', he's calmed down a bit and is one of the few reasonable people in the story, but still has a very large amount of FantasticRacism and is willing to overlook some of the greater atrocities committed by his fellow Templars to innocent mages. However, once his commander, Meredith, goes too far off the deep end with her fanaticism, he turns on her and is willing to let a mage-supporting Hawke go. Come ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', where he apparently went through some soul-searching in between games, having left the Templars, feeling that they had lost their way, and is firmly disgusted by the actions they are now taking. While he still feels that mages are dangerous, almost all traces of his FantasticRacism are gone, and he is fully willing to work with them, and work loyally for a mage Inquisitor.
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