History VideoGame / EvilGenius

13th Nov '16 12:34:39 PM Sammettik
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** The Bookcases are SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom that rapidly slam the unfortunate agent.
** The Greenhouse and Impact Stress Analyzer subject them to MetronomicManMashing.
** The Laser and Long Range Shooting Stall essentially have the agent facing a firing squad.
** The Brianiac Machine blinds them with EpilepticFlashingLights.
** The Environment Chamber and Brain Washer have the agent (their brain in the case of the latter) tossed around like a ragdoll.
** T.I.M. the AI Supercomper alternates between BreakingSpeech and TickleTorture.



* DoNotAdjustYourSet: The penultimate objective is to hijack the airwaves with broadcast towers and deliver your ultimatum to the world.

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* DoNotAdjustYourSet: The penultimate objective is to hijack the airwaves with broadcast towers and deliver your ultimatum to the world. You get laughed off, necessitating use the DoomsdayDevice to show you mean business.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: No, really.

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* %%* ElaborateUndergroundBase: No, really.


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* PaperThinDisguise: The Forces of Justice can't tell an inflatable Science Machine from the real one.
* PowerUpPose: Minions do this upon finishing their training and ascending to the next rank.
13th Nov '16 12:12:02 PM Sammettik
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''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/JamesBond''. You are the eponymous evil genius, and it is your job to construct [[SupervillainLair a villainous lair in an active volcano]], recruit [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]], steal priceless treasures, hold the world for ransom, and fight off pesky super agents. Also, you need to keep your minions well-trained and happy, because the looting and ransoming won't take care of itself.

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Developed by Elixir Studios in 2004, ''Evil Genius'' is best described as ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/JamesBond''. You are the eponymous evil genius, and it is your job to construct [[SupervillainLair a villainous lair in an active volcano]], recruit [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]], steal priceless treasures, hold the world for ransom, and fight off pesky super agents. Also, you need to keep your minions well-trained and happy, because the looting and ransoming won't take care of itself.



Developed by Elixir Studios in 2004. Rebellion have announced a sequel for Facebook.



* TheBadGuyWins: Your goal, of course. [[spoiler: If you beat the game, you're treated to a scene of your evil genius taking leadership of the Forces of Justice, with its former head bowing down to him as banners of the evil empire are unfurled.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: Your goal, of course. [[spoiler: If you beat the game, you're treated to a scene of your evil genius taking leadership of the Forces of Justice, with its former head leaders bowing down to him as banners of the evil empire are unfurled.]]



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Most of the ways you torture prisoners. Including forcing prisoners to watch a {{Mook}} do Music/MichaelJackson's dance moves.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Most of the ways you torture prisoners. Including forcing prisoners prisoners:
** The Interrogation Chair has you spin around on the chair, crash cymbals on their head and force them
to watch a {{Mook}} do Music/MichaelJackson's dance moves.moves.
** The Centrifuge and Mess Hall Mixer put emphasis on the spinning part.



* EvilSoundsDeep: T.I.M. and Lord Kane.



* FailedASpotCheck: Minions and foreign agents are both more likely to set off traps when their attention stat is low. Less skilled agents can also miss the bodies, hencemen and other incredibly conspicious objects. Reducing enemy's attention with distractions and social minions is a big part of both keeping an operation quiet and ensuring traps are deadlier.

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* FailedASpotCheck: Minions and foreign agents are both more likely to set off traps when their attention stat is low. Less skilled agents can also miss the bodies, hencemen henchemen and other incredibly conspicious conspicuous objects. Reducing enemy's attention with distractions and social minions is a big part of both keeping an operation quiet and ensuring traps are deadlier.



* FiveBadBand: Most players will wind up with onee of these. It's almost always the same group, too: players usually go for getting all three "main" henchmen, and The Matron just ForTheLulz.

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* FiveBadBand: Most players will wind up with onee one of these. It's almost always the same group, too: players usually go for getting all three "main" henchmen, and The Matron just ForTheLulz.



** TheHero: John Steele
** TheLancer: Jet Chan
** TheBigGuy: Dirk Masters
** TheSmartGuy: Katarina Frostanova
** TheChick: Mariana Mamba

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** TheHero: John Steele
Steele.
** TheLancer: Jet Chan
Chan.
** TheBigGuy: Dirk Masters
Masters.
** TheSmartGuy: Katarina Frostanova
Frostanova.
** TheChick: Mariana MambaMamba.



* FurAndLoathing: Alexis

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* %%* FurAndLoathing: AlexisAlexis.



* HollywoodVoodoo: Henchman Montezuma

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Henchman MontezumaMontezuma.



* HypocriticalHumor: The manual's description of the video game cabinet dismisses it a "passing fad".



** How you defeat Dirk Masters permanently. [[spoiler:Find out the secret to his TestosteronePoisoning, and dunk him to the Bio-Tanks to turn him into a unique F.R.E.A.K.]]
** One of the DoomsdayDevice turns everyone on earth into your worker. Not quite MindControl, as you can see some poor victims screaming in terror, but they're your minions now.

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** How Dumping a fallen enemy into the Bio-Tanks result in a mindless mutant. This is also how you defeat Dirk Masters permanently. [[spoiler:Find permanently after you find out the secret to his TestosteronePoisoning, and dunk him to the Bio-Tanks to turn him into a unique F.R.E.A.K.]]
TestosteronePoisoning
** One of the The I.D. Eliminator, a DoomsdayDevice turns everyone on earth into your worker. Not quite MindControl, as you can see some poor victims screaming in terror, but they're your minions now.that erases a person's character and replaces it with that of a Mook.



* RuleOfFunny: Everything everywhere in this game. Why do ''beds'' blow up ? Why are the ninjas brightly colored ? Why do you dispose of Mariana Mamba by [[spoiler:making her ''incredibly'' obese]]? Why do you go out in the world mostly to {{troll}} the enemy agencies, instead of actually disabling them? Because it's hilarious, and you, as a classic EvilOverlord, are a case of ContractualGenreBlindness.

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* RuleOfFunny: Everything everywhere in this game. Why do ''beds'' blow up ? up? Why are the ninjas brightly colored ? colored? Why do you dispose of Mariana Mamba by [[spoiler:making her ''incredibly'' obese]]? Why do you go out in the world mostly to {{troll}} the enemy agencies, instead of actually disabling them? Because it's hilarious, and you, as a classic EvilOverlord, are a case of ContractualGenreBlindness.



** The only way to kill the super agents is to put them on some sort of torture device.

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** The only way to kill the super agents is to put them on some sort of specific torture device.



** More specifically, this is done as a [[KickTheDog Dog-Kicking]] EstablishingCharacterMoment by the Evil Genius at the end of the tutorial mission to the lady who has been guiding you to this point, after she says that she has committed all her other lessons to video tapes. Her desperate protests that she can still be useful are ignored as the Evil Genius gleefully chuckles an EvilLaugh as a Henchman executes her.

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** More specifically, this is done as a [[KickTheDog Dog-Kicking]] EstablishingCharacterMoment by the Evil Genius at the end of the tutorial mission to the lady who has been guiding you to this point, after she says that she has committed all her other lessons to video tapes. Her desperate protests that she can still be useful are ignored as the Evil Genius gleefully chuckles an EvilLaugh as a after the Henchman executes her.
10th Nov '16 4:31:51 PM BURGINABC
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** Additionally, the presence of bodybags lying about your base gives your minions second thoughts about being part of your NebulousEvilOrganisation, sapping their loyalty as long as they remain present. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Stuffing Them In The Freezer]] keeps those bodies out of the minions' sight and minds.

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** Additionally, the presence of bodybags lying about your base gives your minions second thoughts about being part of your NebulousEvilOrganisation, sapping their loyalty as long as they remain present. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Stuffing Them In The Freezer]] Putting them in the freezer keeps those bodies out of the minions' sight and minds.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Literally what one does with Agents one kills, putting them into a large meat locker. However, this is a subversion, since the point of doing so is so that forces of justice do '''not''' find the bodies. If they do manage to get into the freezer, expect their horror to be quite genuine, and body bags appropriately have one of the highest heat ratings of any of the various items that can be found around your base.
10th Nov '16 12:43:20 PM BURGINABC
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* DecapitatedArmy: You lose automatically if your Evil Genius is killed. Justified if your Evil Genius was kept deep in the base, meaning the good guys would have to fight their way through your traps and minions to get to you, but particularly annoying when your Evil Genius is watching an agent get tortured [[BringHimToMe in the middle of an otherwise airtight base]], and he escapes and kills the player while the guards were all elsewhere. All justified though, the Evil Genius is the [[PlayerCharacter Player Avatar]], and if they die the player is out of the game.

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* DecapitatedArmy: You lose automatically if your Evil Genius is killed. Justified if your Evil Genius was kept deep in the base, meaning the good guys would have to fight their way through your traps and minions to get to you, but particularly annoying when your Evil Genius is watching an agent get tortured [[BringHimToMe in the middle of an otherwise airtight base]], and he escapes and kills the player while the guards were all elsewhere. All justified though, the Evil Genius is the [[PlayerCharacter Player Avatar]], and if they die the player is out of the game.
6th Nov '16 4:16:13 PM nombretomado
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* BruceLeeClone: Jet Chan. He's a blatant Creator/BruceLee rip off named after JackieChan and JetLi.

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* BruceLeeClone: Jet Chan. He's a blatant Creator/BruceLee rip off named after JackieChan Creator/JackieChan and JetLi.Creator/JetLi.
20th Oct '16 11:42:26 PM zequeins
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Once you research the appropriate technologies, you can create F.R.E.A.K.s by dumping body bags into the Bio-Tanks.


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* ReforgedIntoAMinion:
** How you defeat Dirk Masters permanently. [[spoiler:Find out the secret to his TestosteronePoisoning, and dunk him to the Bio-Tanks to turn him into a unique F.R.E.A.K.]]
** One of the DoomsdayDevice turns everyone on earth into your worker. Not quite MindControl, as you can see some poor victims screaming in terror, but they're your minions now.
24th Sep '16 9:42:09 AM nombretomado
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* BruceLeeClone: Jet Chan. He's a blatant BruceLee rip off named after JackieChan and JetLi.

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* BruceLeeClone: Jet Chan. He's a blatant BruceLee Creator/BruceLee rip off named after JackieChan and JetLi.
29th Jul '16 10:43:16 AM kefkakrazy
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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: You use these to handle money to store buy things..

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* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: You use these When a minion needs to handle money to store buy things..transport cash for some reason, it takes this form.



** Dirk Masters is [[spoiler:dipped in your bio-tanks. The chemicals react with the numerous illegal steroids in his body, morphing him into a dumb freak under your command.]]

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** Dirk Masters is [[spoiler:dipped in your bio-tanks. The chemicals react with the numerous illegal steroids in his body, morphing him into a dumb freak unique Freak under your command.]]



* DumbMuscle: Freaks do a lot of damage and can take a lot of punishment before going down, but have one of the lowest maximum smarts statistics in the game. The value is so low in fact, that they will constantly be triggering the player's own traps when they pass by the trigger mechanism, even if their smarts are at full value. Some players take full advantage of this by installing a [[http://wiki.n1nj4.com/index.php?title=Freak_Trigger Freak-trigger]].

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* DumbMuscle: Freaks do a lot of damage and can take a lot of punishment before going down, but have one of the lowest maximum smarts statistics in the game. The value is so low in fact, that they will constantly be triggering the player's own traps when they pass by the trigger mechanism, even if their smarts are at full value. Some players take full advantage of this by installing a [[http://wiki.n1nj4.com/index.php?title=Freak_Trigger Freak-trigger]].Freak-trigger]], which takes advantage of a Freak wandering around a sealed-off section of the base to trigger traps remotely.



* EvilGloating: Gloating at prisoners increases your Notoriety. The EvilGenius avatar will also automatically go over to gloat at a Super Agent being tortured. Of course, it's possible that this will lead to the prisoner escaping. Super Agents especially. [[spoiler:John Steele will ''always'' escape if he is gloated at.]]

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* EvilGloating: Gloating at prisoners increases your Notoriety. The EvilGenius avatar will also automatically go over to gloat at a Super Agent being tortured. Of course, it's possible that this will lead However, in true adherence to the prisoner escaping. spirit of the trope, gloating at any captive gives a chance for them to break out immediately, Super Agents especially. [[spoiler:John Steele will ''always'' escape if he is gloated at.]]



* FiveBadBand: Most players will wind up with one of these. It's almost always the same group, too: players usually go for getting all three "main" henchmen, and The Matron just ForTheLulz.

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* FiveBadBand: Most players will wind up with one onee of these. It's almost always the same group, too: players usually go for getting all three "main" henchmen, and The Matron just ForTheLulz.



* HistoricalRapSheet: Criminal mastermind Lord Kane is alleged to have had a hand in every major crime of the 20th century, from starting the fire that crashed UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]]. He does insist that the sinking of the Titanic was [[NeverLiveItDown an honest accident]], as one of his minons appearently misheard his orders.

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* HistoricalRapSheet: Criminal mastermind Lord Kane is alleged to have had a hand in every major crime of the 20th century, from starting the fire that crashed UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]]. He does insist that the sinking of the Titanic was [[NeverLiveItDown an honest accident]], as one of his minons appearently minions appaarently misheard his orders.



* NonActionBigBad: The Evil Genius can't attack enemies.

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* NonActionBigBad: The Evil Genius can't attack enemies. The bodyguards you pick up as your Notoriety rises ''can'', but they're not particularly good at it.



* SelfSurgery: The Butcher's backstory involves him giving himself a pancreas transplant.

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* SelfSurgery: The Butcher's backstory involves him giving himself a pancreas transplant. An ''evil'' pancreas.



* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Literally what one does with Agents one kills, putting them into a large meat locker. However, this is a subversion, since the point of doing so is so that forces of justice do '''not''' find the bodies. If they do manage to get into the freezer, expect their horror to be quite genuine, and your heat rating to go up appropriately if they escape.

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* StuffedIntoTheFridge: Literally what one does with Agents one kills, putting them into a large meat locker. However, this is a subversion, since the point of doing so is so that forces of justice do '''not''' find the bodies. If they do manage to get into the freezer, expect their horror to be quite genuine, and your heat rating to go up body bags appropriately if they escape.have one of the highest heat ratings of any of the various items that can be found around your base.



* VillainCred: "Notoriety", which represents how widely your misdeeds are known to the world. Increasing it is neccesary to progress in the main storyline, and is the main reason to perform side missions. It also makes sense in-story as increasing your notoriety is how you interest new henchmen in joining your organization, and as it gets higher more alliances get nervous and assign their top people to dealing with you.

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* VillainCred: "Notoriety", which represents how widely your misdeeds are known to the world. Increasing it is neccesary necessary to progress in the main storyline, and is the main reason to perform side missions. It You also makes sense in-story as increasing get increases to your notoriety is how minion cap for high Notoriety, but on the downside, once you interest new henchmen in joining your organization, and as it gets higher more alliances get nervous and assign their top people to dealing with you.become ''really' notorious, Super Agents start showing up.
14th May '16 8:21:35 PM billybobfred
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* RuleOfFunny: Everything everywhere in this game. Why do ''beds'' blow up ? Why are the ninjas brightly colored ? Why do you dispose of Mariana Mamba by [[spoiler:making her ''incredibly'' obese]]? Why do you go out in the world mostly to {{troll}} the enemy agencies, instead on actually crippling/disabling them ? Because it's hilarious, and you, as a classic EvilOverlord, are a case of ContractualGenreBlindness.

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* RuleOfFunny: Everything everywhere in this game. Why do ''beds'' blow up ? Why are the ninjas brightly colored ? Why do you dispose of Mariana Mamba by [[spoiler:making her ''incredibly'' obese]]? Why do you go out in the world mostly to {{troll}} the enemy agencies, instead on of actually crippling/disabling them ? disabling them? Because it's hilarious, and you, as a classic EvilOverlord, are a case of ContractualGenreBlindness.



** Setting a door to security level four draws in agents like bees to honey - even when the door is guarded by two giant henchmen. And has absolutely nothing of value behind it.
** One trap is literally a BigRedButton in the middle of a bullseye with arrows pointing at it, saying "DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON" in lights.

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** Setting a door to security level four draws in agents like bees to honey - even when the door is guarded by two giant henchmen. And has absolutely nothing of value behind it.
it. Any agent who falls for this is automatically tagged for capture -- this is the ''only'' time your minions will take that level of initiative.
** One trap is literally a BigRedButton in the middle of a bullseye with arrows pointing at it, saying "DO NOT PRESS THIS BUTTON" in lights. Sadly, it is a self-contained trap, and cannot be used as the trigger for other traps.
29th Feb '16 8:20:24 PM Sammettik
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* HistoricalRapSheet: Criminal mastermind Lord Kane is alleged to have had a hand in every major crime of the 20th century, from starting the fire that crashed UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]]. He does insist that the shinking of the Titanic was [[NeverLiveItDown an honest accident]], as one of his minons appearently misheard his orders.

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* HistoricalRapSheet: Criminal mastermind Lord Kane is alleged to have had a hand in every major crime of the 20th century, from starting the fire that crashed UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg to the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand]]. He does insist that the shinking sinking of the Titanic was [[NeverLiveItDown an honest accident]], as one of his minons appearently misheard his orders.



* RealTimeWithPause

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* %%* RealTimeWithPause



* VillainProtagonist

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* %%* VillainProtagonist



* YellowPeril: Shen Yu

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* YellowPeril: Shen YuYu.
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