History VideoGame / Overlord

15th Sep '17 8:16:29 AM ajbit26
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%%* MascotMook: The Minions

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%%* * MascotMook: The MinionsMinions.



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4th Aug '17 10:54:04 AM xcountryguy
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Oberon Greenhaze actually ''begs'' for you to kill him so the tree will die.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Oberon [[spoiler:Oberon Greenhaze actually ''begs'' for you to kill him so the tree will die.]]



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: According to WordOfGod, this is what happens to the Third Overlord after the completion of the Infernal Abyss and the killing of the Forgotten God.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: According [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, this is what happens to the Third Overlord after the completion of the Infernal Abyss and the killing of the Forgotten God.]]



* CoupDeGraceCutscene

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* EvilChancellor: Gnarl serves you in this regard. Fortunately, you're evil too. [[spoiler: Not that that stops him from betraying you the moment your predecessor turns up, though this is depicted as merely a duty and encourages you to defeat the Old Overlord so that he can rejoin you.]]
** The ending of Overlord II [[spoiler: implies that Gnarl may be planning to pull an EvilerThanThou and backstab the Overlord.]]

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* EvilChancellor: EvilChancellor:
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Gnarl serves you in this regard. Fortunately, you're evil too. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not that that stops him from betraying you the moment your predecessor turns up, though this is depicted as merely a duty and encourages you to defeat the Old Overlord so that he can rejoin you.]]
** The ending of Overlord II [[spoiler: implies [[spoiler:implies that Gnarl may be planning to pull an EvilerThanThou and backstab the Overlord.]]



* EvilOverlord: [[CaptainObvious Well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]].

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* EvilOverlord: [[CaptainObvious Well]], [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]].So much so that the series is named after it and the player is the title character.



* FaceHeelTurn: Quite the big one, in fact. [[spoiler: It turns out that you were an "eighth hero" that suddenly showed up on the original seven hero's journey to defeat your predecessor. You, the eighth hero, killed your predecessor and gravely injured yourself, The overlord before you hitched a ride in the wizard's body, and serves as the game's final boss]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: Quite the big one, in fact. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that you were an "eighth hero" that suddenly showed up on the original seven hero's journey to defeat your predecessor. You, the eighth hero, killed your predecessor and gravely injured yourself, The overlord before you hitched a ride in the wizard's body, and serves as the game's final boss]]



* FallenHero: A staggering portion of the [=NPCs=]..
* FauxAffablyEvil: Gnarl.

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* FallenHero: A staggering portion of the [=NPCs=]..
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[=NPCs=].
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FauxAffablyEvil: Gnarl.



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Overlord. Interestingly, in Dark Legend and Overlord II the respective candidates have glowing eyes even before they become full-fledged Overlords, though the Overlad is justified since he is actually a EnfanteTerrible. Gromgard is apparently just destined for evil.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: GlowingEyesOfDoom:
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The Overlord. Interestingly, in Dark Legend and Overlord II the respective candidates have glowing eyes even before they become full-fledged Overlords, though the Overlad is justified since he is actually a EnfanteTerrible. Gromgard is apparently just destined for evil.



* GoGoEnslavement: If your chaos level is high enough villagers will offer you a virgin (actually the town's harlot) to calm you. Gnarl will come up with the idea of capturing women as maid and will dress them in skimpy outfits.

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* GoGoEnslavement: If your chaos level is high enough villagers will offer you a virgin (actually the town's harlot) to calm you. Gnarl will come up with the idea of capturing women as maid maids and will dress them in skimpy outfits.



* KarmaMeter: Odd though it may seem. It basically measures JerkWithAHeartofGold vs. StupidEvil.
** After a few reveals, the karma meter in the first game becomes AntiVillain Vs. AxCrazy. The sequel doesn't give you a choice between allegiance, you're evil regardless, your karmic choices come down to MindControl or AxCrazy again.
* KarmicDeath: According to WordOfGod, all Overlords end up in the Abyss one way or another. That's not so bad for [[spoiler: the canonical NobleDemon protagonist of the first game since he's also its new ''[[HellHasNewManagement ruler]]''.]]

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* KarmaMeter: KarmaMeter:
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Odd though it may seem. It basically measures JerkWithAHeartofGold vs. StupidEvil.
** After a few reveals, the karma meter in the first game becomes AntiVillain Vs. AxCrazy. The sequel doesn't give you a choice between allegiance, allegiance; you're evil regardless, regardless and your karmic choices come down to MindControl or AxCrazy again.
* KarmicDeath: KarmicDeath:
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According to WordOfGod, all Overlords end up in the Abyss one way or another. That's not so bad for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the canonical NobleDemon protagonist of the first game since he's also its new ''[[HellHasNewManagement ruler]]''.]]



** Considering the aforementioned, it probably won't suck all that much for [[spoiler: His son, either, considering the aforementioned canonical NobleDemon behavior, he'll most likely cut his own flesh and blood some slack.]]

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** Considering the aforementioned, it probably won't suck all that much for [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His son, either, considering the aforementioned canonical NobleDemon behavior, he'll most likely cut his own flesh and blood some slack.]]



* MascotMook: the Minions

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* %%* MascotMook: the The Minions



* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: This is what becomes of the Third Overlord after the completion of the Infernal Abyss.]]

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* PhysicalGod: [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is what becomes of the Third Overlord after the completion of the Infernal Abyss.]]



** PyroManiac: If you use your fireball spells to set scenery on fire in the first game, all of your minions get way too excited about it.



* {{Polyamory}}: Averted in the first game with the choice of mistress. Gnarl says that you must choose either Velvet or keep Rose as there is only enough room in the Dark Tower for one mistress. Played straight in the sequel where you collect three mistresses over the course of the game, are allowed to keep them, and chose any one to be your primary one at any point in the game.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Averted in the first game with the choice of mistress. Gnarl says that you must choose either Velvet or keep Rose as there is only enough room in the Dark Tower for one mistress. Played straight in the sequel where you collect three mistresses over the course of the game, are allowed to keep them, them and chose choose any one to be your primary one at any point in the game.



* PyroManiac: If you use your fireball spells to set scenery on fire in the first game, all of your minions get way too excited about it.



** On the other hand, [[spoiler: it turns out that you were actually the last Hero, one that joined in defeating the previous Overlord. So really, this is what you looked like then as well.]]

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** On the other hand, [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out that you were actually the last Hero, one that joined in defeating the previous Overlord. So really, this is what you looked like then as well.]]



* SilentProtagonist: the Overlord never speaks, which actually raises his intimidation factor considerably during cutscenes. Compare the Wizard possessed by your predecessor in the first game who never shuts up.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: The Fourth Overlord, for the The Third. [[spoiler: Despite him not technically being dead, the fact that Rose discovers she's pregnant with the Overlad after his father ends up permanently trapped in the Dark Abyss means it qualifies.]]

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* SilentProtagonist: the The Overlord never speaks, which actually raises his intimidation factor considerably during cutscenes. Compare the Wizard possessed by your predecessor in the first game who never shuts up.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: The Fourth Overlord, for the The Third. [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite him not technically being dead, the fact that Rose discovers she's pregnant with the Overlad after his father ends up permanently trapped in the Dark Abyss means it qualifies.]]



* SurroundedByIdiots: your Minions are loyal to the point of willingly embracing death at your merest whim. They're also dumber than a sack of particularly dull hammers. Ah well, you can't have it all...

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* SurroundedByIdiots: your Your Minions are loyal to the point of willingly embracing death at your merest whim. They're also dumber than a sack of particularly dull hammers. Ah well, you can't have it all...



* TakeOverTheWorld: your main goal.

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* TakeOverTheWorld: your Your main goal.



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* VillainProtagonist: Well, duh.

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* VillainProtagonist: Well, duh. You are the titular Evil Overlord.



* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: But without the hardware. Gnarl, and sometimes one or more mistresses, can communicate with the Overlord over any range through the Tower Heart. Later, [[spoiler: Rose can talk to you directly using her mind...somehow]].

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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: But without the hardware. Gnarl, and sometimes one or more mistresses, can communicate with the Overlord over any range through the Tower Heart. Later, [[spoiler: Rose [[spoiler:Rose can talk to you directly using her mind...somehow]].



* WeHaveReserves: Your typical attitude to the Minions. Dark Legend has you throttle minions to turn them into suicide bombers, but subverted in II where you can resurrect fallen ones that you've taken a liking to.

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* WeHaveReserves: WeHaveReserves:
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Your typical attitude to the Minions. Dark Legend has you throttle minions to turn them into suicide bombers, but subverted in II where you can resurrect fallen ones that you've taken a liking to.



* WhatTheHellHero: Almost everyone in this game who is supposed to be "good" is actually pretty corrupt. Ironically, despite the fact that your character is the EvilOverlord, he can be played with more redeemable traits than almost anyone.[[spoiler: This is a plot point in the first game, the former Overlord corrupted the seven heroes so they accumulate enough evil that when the eighth hero, namely you, kill the and release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]
* ZergRush: Really, there are few situations you can't solve just by employing more minions. For those, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer you have to find the right way to employ them.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Almost everyone in this game who is supposed to be "good" is actually pretty corrupt. Ironically, despite the fact that your character is the EvilOverlord, he can be played with more redeemable traits than almost anyone.[[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This is a plot point in the first game, the former Overlord corrupted the seven heroes so they accumulate enough evil that when the eighth hero, namely you, kill the and release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]
* ZergRush: ZergRush:
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Really, there are few situations you can't solve just by employing more minions. For those, [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer you have to find the right way to employ them.]]
18th Jan '17 8:22:26 PM trixus
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* GoGoEnslavement: If your chaos level is high enough villagers will offer you a virgin (actually the town's harlot) to calm you. Gnarl will come up with the idea of capturing women as maid and will dress them in skimpy outfits.



* WhatTheHellHero: Almost everyone in this game who is supposed to be "good" is actually pretty corrupt. Ironically, despite the fact that your character is the EvilOverlord, he can be played with more redeemable traits than almost anyone.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Almost everyone in this game who is supposed to be "good" is actually pretty corrupt. Ironically, despite the fact that your character is the EvilOverlord, he can be played with more redeemable traits than almost anyone. [[spoiler: This is a plot point in the first game, the former Overlord corrupted the seven heroes so they accumulate enough evil that when the eighth hero, namely you, kill the and release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]
16th Jan '17 8:04:09 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Just look at any of the presently-revealed overlords and just say with a straight face that none are badass.
** The one that serves as the protagonist of the first game. The reason being is that [[spoiler: if you take advantage of a certain GameBreaker, he can destroy a giant war machine piloted by the Dwarven hero without any help from his minions']]
1st Jan '17 5:20:24 AM Morgenthaler
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** The one that serves as the protagonist of the first game. The reason being is that [[spoiler: if you take advantage of a certain GameBreaker, he can [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome destroy a giant war machine piloted by the Dwarven hero without any help from his minions]]]]

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** The one that serves as the protagonist of the first game. The reason being is that [[spoiler: if you take advantage of a certain GameBreaker, he can [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome destroy a giant war machine piloted by the Dwarven hero without any help from his minions]]]]minions']]
9th Jun '16 7:37:31 AM Discar
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->''Evil always finds a way...''
-->--'''Gnarl'''

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->''Evil ->''"Evil always finds a way...''
-->--'''Gnarl'''
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-->-- '''Gnarl'''
5th Mar '16 3:08:00 AM Buck
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* OopNorth: Most of the characters have northern accents which is best shown by the villagers of Spree, Melvin Underbelly and his halflings
16th Dec '15 2:23:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''VideoGame/OverlordRaisingHell'': An Expansion Pack to the first game, [[HellGate portals to Hell]] have opened up all over the land and there's only one thing to do: [[LikeABadassOutOfHell march in and take over!]] And you get to personally torment the heroes you previously sent there, as well!

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** ''VideoGame/OverlordRaisingHell'': An Expansion Pack to the first game, [[HellGate portals to Hell]] have opened up all over the land and there's only one thing to do: [[LikeABadassOutOfHell [[HellHasNewManagement march in and take over!]] And you get to personally torment the heroes you previously sent there, as well!



* KarmicDeath: According to WordOfGod, all Overlords end up in the Abyss one way or another. That's not so bad for [[spoiler: the canonical NobleDemon protagonist of the first game since he's also its new ''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell ruler]]''.]]

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* KarmicDeath: According to WordOfGod, all Overlords end up in the Abyss one way or another. That's not so bad for [[spoiler: the canonical NobleDemon protagonist of the first game since he's also its new ''[[LikeABadassOutOfHell ''[[HellHasNewManagement ruler]]''.]]
14th Dec '15 9:28:44 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[ArcWords Evil always finds a way...]]''

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->''[[ArcWords Evil ->''Evil always finds a way...]]''''
26th Oct '15 10:16:11 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/OverlordFellowshipOfEvil'': An upcoming co-op HackAndSlash in which four dark champions are revived from the dead and must work together to raise hell and become true Overlords in their own right.

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* ''VideoGame/OverlordFellowshipOfEvil'': An upcoming A co-op HackAndSlash in which four dark champions are revived from the dead and must work together to raise hell and become true Overlords in their own right.
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