History VideoGame / TheArtOfTheft

25th Dec '16 5:56:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Trilby. [[spoiler:He [[StuffBlowingUp destroys the Company headquarters]], and [[KleptomaniacHero stole everything of value]] in the process.]] And canonically, he never attacked any security or was even ''seen''.
** Well, except when he was beaten up, captured, tied up and subjected to brainwashing, of course.
22nd Jan '16 3:25:57 AM Stealth
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* GrapplingHookPistol: Trilby's grolly, which has a grappling hook in it. Amusingly, he doesn't actually fire the grappling hook--all he does with it in this game is use its crook to reach up to pull himself up through thin platforms.


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* SmokeOut: If Trilby has to abandon the heist because he triggered too many alarms or tased too many guards, he'll drop a smoke bomb and disappear.


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* StaticStunGun: The business end of Trilby's umbrella has a taser in it, which can knock out any human guard in a single zap. [[spoiler:You need to use it to disable the Battlesphere at the end of the game, suggesting it's got a much bigger electrical charge than it appears]].
22nd Jan '16 3:20:55 AM Stealth
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's voice]] is very easy to spot if a guard detects you.



* [[spoiler:UrbanLegendOfZelda]]: If you beat the bonus mission using the Lazy Sunday Suit (which makes it more difficult to hide), you'll get a very, very special surprise... [[spoiler:An intentional use of this trope by Yahtzee, as the real reward for doing this is a message suggesting that the player spreads word of a hidden secret in its place, like, for example, a [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos Welder]] mini-game. Naturally, the intentional rumour worked extremely well.]]
11th Aug '15 11:56:14 AM corruptmalemenace
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* TheGroup: The Company - a secret conspiracy that makes dangerous tech and occasionally brainwashes people for use as secret agents.
24th Nov '13 4:13:52 AM Akriloth2160
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{VideoGame/Gunpoint}}'', a game developed by someone who once interviewed Yahtzee, so it's likely that some inspiration was taken.
25th Oct '13 3:02:32 AM jormis29
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-> ''"[[{{Thief}} As I]] [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} said]], [[AuthorAppeal I like]] [[StealthBasedGame stealth games]]. Kicking the door in and holding down 'fire' until all organic matter has fused with the wallpaper feels like it should be a last resort, while getting out unnoticed feels like the real show of skill."''

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-> ''"[[{{Thief}} ''"[[VideoGame/{{Thief}} As I]] [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} said]], [[AuthorAppeal I like]] [[StealthBasedGame stealth games]]. Kicking the door in and holding down 'fire' until all organic matter has fused with the wallpaper feels like it should be a last resort, while getting out unnoticed feels like the real show of skill."''



* AntiHero: Much like Garret of the {{Thief}} series, Trilby steals partly for himself, but also mostly out of a personal crusade against what he sees as idleness and greed, only stealing things that the owner does not need, and targeting mainly the rich in a RobinHood fashion. [[WordOfGod Yahtzee himself]] later has noted that this behaviour is slightly delusional, and Trilby eventually discards it during the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' when he realises that this goal is utterly insignificant compared to [[CosmicHorrorStory much, much more terrifying problems]]...

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* AntiHero: Much like Garret of the {{Thief}} VideoGame/{{Thief}} series, Trilby steals partly for himself, but also mostly out of a personal crusade against what he sees as idleness and greed, only stealing things that the owner does not need, and targeting mainly the rich in a RobinHood fashion. [[WordOfGod Yahtzee himself]] later has noted that this behaviour is slightly delusional, and Trilby eventually discards it during the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' when he realises that this goal is utterly insignificant compared to [[CosmicHorrorStory much, much more terrifying problems]]...
21st Oct '13 11:56:33 AM Helcat13
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* CallForward: In the best ending, Trilby decides [[spoiler:to go back to England and start breaking into manors of the recently deceased]], figuring it would be safer. He does this in [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 5 Days A Stranger]]: [[spoiler:it [[CosmicHorrorStory backfires]] '''[[AndIMustScream horribly]]''']].

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* CallForward: In the best ending, Trilby decides [[spoiler:to go back to England and start breaking into manors of the recently deceased]], figuring it would be safer. He does this in [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 5 Days A Stranger]]: [[spoiler:it [[spoiler:It [[CosmicHorrorStory backfires]] '''[[AndIMustScream horribly]]''']].
6th Oct '13 3:41:55 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* LighterAndSofter: While life as a burglar isn't all sunshine and roses, it's not a patch on some of the horrors of [[Videogame/ChzoMythos the parent series]].
13th Sep '13 11:07:25 PM GGCrono
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-> ''"[[{{Thief}} As I]] [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} said]], [[AuthorAppeal I like]] [[StealthBasedGame stealth games]]. Kicking the door in and holding down "fire" until all organic matter has fused with the wallpaper feels like it should be a last resort, while getting out unnoticed feels like the real show of skill."''

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-> ''"[[{{Thief}} As I]] [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} said]], [[AuthorAppeal I like]] [[StealthBasedGame stealth games]]. Kicking the door in and holding down "fire" 'fire' until all organic matter has fused with the wallpaper feels like it should be a last resort, while getting out unnoticed feels like the real show of skill."''
18th Jan '13 6:13:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's voice]] is very easy to spot if a guard detects you.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[ZeroPunctuation [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee's voice]] is very easy to spot if a guard detects you.
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