History VideoGame / TheDarkness

20th Jun '16 6:52:31 PM bohunk
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* MagicalRealism: The only supernatural phenomenon seen in the game is the Darkness itself (and, by association, the Darklings and the Darkness world). Apart from that, the characters and world are pretty realistic (albeit somewhat stylized).



* MagicalRealism: Dropped in the sequel by the introduction of numerous characters using magic or magical artifacts, the Siphon being the most obvious example. The game also introduces [[spoiler:the Angelus, the Darkness' light counterpart.]]
14th Jun '16 3:37:59 PM PastryPerson
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*StupidSacrifice: The Darkling sacrifices itself to open the door to the roof for Jackie in the Asylum, dying after being exposed to sunlight...but Jackie wasn't actually disabled in any way at the moment. He could have simply just opened the door on his own.
16th Apr '16 4:41:28 AM Turrican
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** Subverted by the eclipse both empowering Jackie and weakening his control over the Darkness, which starts to manifest without his control and causes him to black out several times only to wake up surrounded by mutilated bodies. [spoiler]By the end, all it takes is one more murder for Jackie to surrender completely to the Darkness.[/spoiler]

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** Subverted by the eclipse both empowering Jackie and weakening his control over the Darkness, which starts to manifest without his control and causes him to black out several times only to wake up surrounded by mutilated bodies. [spoiler]By [[spoiler:By the end, all it takes is one more murder for Jackie to surrender completely to the Darkness.[/spoiler]]]
16th Apr '16 4:40:26 AM Turrican
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** Subverted by the eclipse both empowering Jackie and weakening his control over the Darkness, which starts to manifest without his control and causes him to black out several times only to wake up surrounded by mutilated bodies. [spoiler]By the end, all it takes is one more murder for Jackie to surrender completely to the Darkness.[/spoiler]
15th Apr '16 1:22:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If the Brotherhood had simply offered Jackie the chance to get rid of The Darkness without killing dozens of innocent people and threatening all his friends, he'd probably have jumped at the opportunity. The fact that they didn't even consider the option is kind of the point of why letting them have The Darkness would be very bad.
15th Dec '15 2:06:35 AM Morgenthaler
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->''Once The Darkness gets ahold of you, you start to lose control. You start to wonder what the fuck you're doin'. Time slips away from you. And then, all of a sudden, it's like you're sittin' in a theater, watchin' a movie of your own life. And you're up there on the big screen. Big as life, you're a fuckin' movie star. And you're killin' all the bad guys, tearing them limb from limb. And you feel good. You look good. Fuck, you are good. [[HeelRealization And then you realize something.]] Everyone else in the theater: they're screamin', 'cuz they're watchin' a [[MookHorrorShow horror movie]]. And you're not the hero...''

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->''Once The Darkness gets ahold of you, you start to lose control. You start to wonder what the fuck you're doin'. Time slips away from you. And then, all of a sudden, it's like you're sittin' in a theater, watchin' a movie of your own life. And you're up there on the big screen. Big as life, you're a fuckin' movie star. And you're killin' all the bad guys, tearing them limb from limb. And you feel good. You look good. Fuck, you are good. [[HeelRealization And then you realize something.]] something. Everyone else in the theater: they're screamin', 'cuz they're watchin' a [[MookHorrorShow horror movie]].movie. And you're not the hero...''
10th Nov '15 3:55:48 AM ewanern
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: One of the Relics you find [[spoiler: in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon]], is "The Ashes of the Unnamed". In a case of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, it's the ashes of a Brotherhood member who saved the world by releasing the Darkness from the Brotherhood's control, preventing them from destroying the world. The Angelus's response? KillItWithFire UpToEleven, so much so, that said Brotherhood member was RetGone. His ashes are all the remains of him on Heaven, or Earth.
10th Nov '15 3:48:37 AM ewanern
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* ForeShadowing: Throughout the mutilation, you will, occasionally, find relics relating to [[LightIsNotGood The]] [[EldritchAbomination Angelus]], [[DarkIsEvil the Darkness's]] DistaffCounterpart. Some of them detail that's she's been gone for a LONG time. [[spoiler: That's because the Darkness imprisoned her, and when it imprisoned [[TheLostLenore Jenny's]] soul, she found a host. And we all know where THAT went. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Way to go,]][[SarcasmMode The Darkness]]]]
* FiveSecondForeshadowing: In the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, you find 2 Relics; one of which is "The Prism of the Brothers", the container created by the Brotherhood to hold [[LightIsNotGood The]] [[EldritchAbomination Angelus]]. It disturbs [[TheSmartGuy Johnny]], or in his words, 'scares the fuck out of him', that the Prism doesn't give off vibes similar to the Angelus, like it never held her. [[spoiler: Guess who else is waiting for you at the end of the game?]]
14th Jul '15 7:04:52 AM FailcopterWes
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* MookHorrorShow: When the Darkness first manifests itself the player is treated to it slaughtering the hit squad after Jackie. [[spoiler: And again at the end of the game, when the eclipse supercharges Jackie and an extended sequence of horrific slaughter occurs, including one chilling moment where four mooks are backed into a corner begging for their lives while Darklings crawl down towards them.]]
9th Jun '15 5:09:14 PM WillKeaton
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* EvilVersusEvil: Johnny lampshades this in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run5PYOy5ZQ Vendettas trailer]]. Jackie might have the moral high ground, but that's damning with praise considering some of the stuff he does and the company he keeps.

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* EvilVersusEvil: Johnny lampshades this in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Run5PYOy5ZQ Vendettas trailer]]. trailer.]] Jackie might have the moral high ground, but that's damning with praise considering some of the stuff he does and the company he keeps.
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