History VideoGame / Overlord

16th Jan '18 6:13:18 AM Quanyails
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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 them and release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]

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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, game; the former Overlord corrupted the seven heroes so they accumulate enough evil such that when the eighth hero, namely you, kill them and hero--namely you--kill them, they release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]
16th Jan '18 6:12:24 AM Quanyails
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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.]]

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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 them and release the enough energy for the Overlord. All possible because the seven heroes left you for death when the Tower collapsed.]]
16th Jan '18 6:07:37 AM Quanyails
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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.

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** The Overlord. Interestingly, in Dark Legend ''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.



** 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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** Your typical attitude to the Minions. Dark Legend ''Dark Legend'' has you throttle minions to turn them into suicide bombers, but subverted in II ''II'' where you can resurrect fallen ones that you've taken a liking to.
16th Jan '18 6:06:50 AM Quanyails
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* EvilRedhead: Both Overlords have a thing for redheads. The last mistress in Overlord II, the Dark Fay, is likely an intentional play on this trope. However Rose and Kelda, the main mistresses are generally non-evil and support the Overlords for their own reason (Rose because she thinks he'll bring order and Kelda because she's the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Friend]] of the Witch-Boy).

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* EvilRedhead: Both Overlords have a thing for redheads. The last mistress in Overlord II, ''Overlord II'', the Dark Fay, is likely an intentional play on this trope. However Rose and Kelda, the main mistresses are generally non-evil and support the Overlords for their own reason (Rose because she thinks he'll bring order and Kelda because she's the [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Friend]] of the Witch-Boy).



** 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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** The Overlord. Interestingly, in Dark Legend and Overlord II ''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.



* JustifiedTutorial: You can rest assured that every time you acquire a new Minion type (and Mount in the sequel) you'll be pitted against a series of puzzles and enemies that require you to master the abilities of that exact Minion type. The series is pretty good at setting up the tutorials without breaking the flow, for example in Overlord II an ambush by a squad of soldiers proves the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your new tamed wolves' ability to break enemy formations.

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* JustifiedTutorial: You can rest assured that every time you acquire a new Minion type (and Mount in the sequel) you'll be pitted against a series of puzzles and enemies that require you to master the abilities of that exact Minion type. The series is pretty good at setting up the tutorials without breaking the flow, for example example, in Overlord II ''Overlord II'', an ambush by a squad of soldiers proves the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your new tamed wolves' ability to break enemy formations.



* NiceHat: Besides your own spiky helmet and Quaver's jester hat, the minions in general are fond of strapping random stuff to their heads, be it actual hats and helmets to flowers, pumpkins, and dead rats. In Overlord II, some bosses will drop special minion hats, as well.

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* NiceHat: Besides your own spiky helmet and Quaver's jester hat, the minions in general are fond of strapping random stuff to their heads, be it actual hats and helmets to flowers, pumpkins, and dead rats. In Overlord II, ''Overlord II'', some bosses will drop special minion hats, as well.



* PokeThePoodle: Several such pastimes are provided that don't even nudge the KarmaMeter, such as slaughtering sheep and stomping sunflowers. The early parts of Overlord II feature a lot of killing of baby seals.

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* PokeThePoodle: Several such pastimes are provided that don't even nudge the KarmaMeter, such as slaughtering sheep and stomping sunflowers. The early parts of Overlord II ''Overlord II'' feature a lot of killing of baby seals.
16th Jan '18 6:06:07 AM Quanyails
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** The ending of Overlord II [[spoiler:implies that Gnarl may be planning to pull an EvilerThanThou and backstab the Overlord.]]

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** The ending of Overlord II ''Overlord II'' [[spoiler:implies that Gnarl may be planning to pull an EvilerThanThou and backstab the Overlord.]]
16th Jan '18 6:05:48 AM Quanyails
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The game teeters back and forth on this option. Some games present options for being a good guy with scary armor while Overlord II has you merrily massacring hippies while slaughtering stadium crowds. The sequel suggests that darkness is somewhat necessary for when LightIsNotGood, however.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The game teeters back and forth on this option. Some games present options for being a good guy with scary armor while Overlord II ''Overlord II'' has you merrily massacring hippies while slaughtering stadium crowds. The sequel suggests that darkness is somewhat necessary for when LightIsNotGood, however.
27th Nov '17 6:25:11 AM Cryoclaste
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Due to the series' playstyle, it's often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier Medieval {{Pikmin}}, though they don't [[FandomRivalry clash]] as much as you would think.

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Due to the series' playstyle, it's often seen as a DarkerAndEdgier Medieval {{Pikmin}}, ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'', though they don't [[FandomRivalry clash]] as much as you would think.



* DuelingGames: Basically the EvilCounterpart of ''{{Pikmin}}''.

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* DuelingGames: Basically the EvilCounterpart of ''{{Pikmin}}''.''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}''.
23rd Nov '17 5:44:50 PM Zuxtron
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* CharacterModelKarmaMeter: The appearance of the Overlord's armor changes based on their Corruption (steel-grey with a red cape at 0% corruption, dark grey with a black cape and SpikesOfVillainy at max corruption). Some aspects of the tower lair also change, such as the color of the sky and how many spikes jut out of the ground around it.
15th Sep '17 8:16:29 AM ajbit26
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%%* MascotMook: The Minions

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%%* * MascotMook: The MinionsMinions.



%%* {{Troperiffic}}: Look at these pages!

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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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* %%* CoupDeGraceCutscene



* 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.



* {{Troperiffic}}: Look at these pages!

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* %%* {{Troperiffic}}: Look at these pages!



* 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.]]
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