History VideoGame / TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings

22nd Sep '17 4:59:49 AM ilayoeli
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* CallBack: In the prologue, Geralt is informed of the capabillities of the ballista by King Foltest. This later comes to attention when Roche expresses concern of Loredo's owning of the weapon and is surprised by Geralt's knowledge of its powers.

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* CallBack: In the prologue, Geralt is informed of the capabillities capabilities of the ballista by King Foltest. This later comes to attention when Roche expresses concern of Loredo's owning of the weapon and is surprised by Geralt's knowledge of its powers.
21st Sep '17 8:09:44 PM ilayoeli
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* CallBack: In the prologue, Geralt is informed of the capabillities of the ballista by King Foltest. This later comes to attention when Roche exresses concern of Loredo's owning of the weapon and is surprised by Geralt's knowledge of its powers.

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* CallBack: In the prologue, Geralt is informed of the capabillities of the ballista by King Foltest. This later comes to attention when Roche exresses expresses concern of Loredo's owning of the weapon and is surprised by Geralt's knowledge of its powers.
21st Sep '17 8:08:22 PM ilayoeli
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* CallBack: In the prologue, Geralt is informed of the capabillities of the ballista by King Foltest. This later comes to attention when Roche exresses concern of Loredo's owning of the weapon and is surprised by Geralt's knowledge of its powers.
-->'''Vernon Roche''': Where did you learn about ballistae?
--> '''Geralt of Rivia''': I knew some who knew a bit about them.
11th Sep '17 10:22:58 AM Forenperser
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The Siege of La Valette Castle is full of it. Roche casually talks about the troops raiding nearby villages, burning and raping as they go, Geralt can save several civilians from being murdered by overzealous soldiers and afterwards there are a whole lot of people tortured in the dungeons, like Aryan La Valette who was promised a fair treatment. It's really driving the point home that in this world, nobody is innocent.
14th Aug '17 3:12:58 PM Gregzilla
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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheHunter the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.

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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.
22nd Jul '17 4:12:24 AM krimzonflygon2
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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheWitchHunter the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.

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The story opens with the assassination of Geralt [[TheWitchHunter [[TheHunter the Witcher's]] current employer, King Foltest, and Geralt being pegged as the prime suspect. Now Geralt must [[ClearMyName clear his name]] by bringing the real Kingslayer to justice. However, Geralt soon realizes there is far more at stake than simply hunting down an assassin of kings, as he is once again drawn into the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt political scheming]] of [[PowersThatBe those who wish to seize power for themselves]]. To complete his quest, Geralt must join forces with one of two potential allies; Vernon Roche, the noble, but [[HotBlooded hotheaded and impulsive]] leader of the Blue Stripes, an elite Temerian Army special forces outfit; or Iorveth, a cynical and violent, but [[WellIntentionedExtremist well intentioned]] elf who leads the last remnants of the Scoia'tael.
9th Jul '17 4:32:14 AM krimzonflygon2
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* WhamLine: "They have your eyes, Your Majesty." Not a particularly noteworthy line in itself, but the fact it's said by a blind man isn't lost on King Foltest or Geralt. Foltest has enough time for a [[OhCrap look of stunned realization]] before the 'blind man' whips out a knife, [[LightningBruiser bolts across the room]] and kills him.

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* WhamLine: "They have your eyes, Your Majesty.Sire." Not a particularly noteworthy line in itself, but the fact it's said by a blind man isn't lost on King Foltest or Geralt. Foltest has enough time for a [[OhCrap look of stunned realization]] before the 'blind man' whips out a knife, [[LightningBruiser bolts across the room]] and kills him.
9th Jul '17 4:23:51 AM krimzonflygon2
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* WhamLine: "They have your eyes, Your Majesty." Not a particularly noteworthy line in itself, but the fact it's said by a blind man isn't lost on King Foltest or Geralt. Foltest has enough time for a [[OhCrap look of stunned realization]] before the 'blind man' whips out a knife, [[LightningBruiser bolts across the room]] and kills him.
5th Jul '17 1:23:59 PM R3GARnator
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* BrokenBridge: Troll Trouble of Chapter 1.
** Though you never have to cross that particular bridge, and indeed it won't be ready to cross before you leave the area for good. Besides you can just go to the other side over the broken pieces.
29th Jun '17 2:22:15 PM xcountryguy
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** Siding with [[spoiler: Malena]] will earn the player only more trouble, while she ''is'' guilty of her charge. A nice nod to the fact that not all girls are worth or should be saved.

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** Siding with [[spoiler: Malena]] [[spoiler:Malena]] will earn the player only more trouble, while she ''is'' guilty of her charge. A nice nod to the fact that not all girls are worth or should be saved.



* AudibleSharpness: Played straight throughout, but particularly when [[spoiler: Geralt is facing execution in the Nilfgaardian camp in Chapter 2 on Iorveth's path]] - the blade "sheens" while going slowly through the air!

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* AudibleSharpness: Played straight throughout, but particularly when [[spoiler: Geralt [[spoiler:Geralt is facing execution in the Nilfgaardian camp in Chapter 2 on Iorveth's path]] - the blade "sheens" while going slowly through the air!



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Letho's plan to kill Foltest as revealed in the epilogue relied on him knowing that Foltest would try to reclaim his illegitimate children as well as the fact that children would be withdrawn to the chapel for sanctuary in case of a siege, which would naturally make Foltest go there to reclaim the children.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Letho's [[spoiler:Letho's plan to kill Foltest as revealed in the epilogue relied on him knowing that Foltest would try to reclaim his illegitimate children as well as the fact that children would be withdrawn to the chapel for sanctuary in case of a siege, which would naturally make Foltest go there to reclaim the children.]]



** Also in Chapter 1, there's a throwaway line from Phillippa about her having contracted Zoltan for crafting a crystal focus for a bit of magicking equipment, noting that it has to be '''very''' precise to work properly. This comes up again at the end of the game [[spoiler: when Letho swapped out Sile's good focus for one with a hard-to-detect flaw]].
* TheChessmaster: The Nilfgaardian ambassador Shilard and pretty much ''every'' sorceress in the game [[spoiler: or at least the members of The Lodge. However, every single one of them gets outplayed by Letho]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: Malena]]. First of all, she lured those soldiers into a trap. When she's captured, Geralt may interfere and investigate her case. He can either cover for her, which will earn him [[UngratefulBastard her betreyal]] or tell the truth, but then go with her claim, visit the spot with soldiers and get betrayed again. While the latter is justifable, covering for her only to get into an ambush is really ungrateful.

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** Also in Chapter 1, there's a throwaway line from Phillippa about her having contracted Zoltan for crafting a crystal focus for a bit of magicking equipment, noting that it has to be '''very''' precise to work properly. This comes up again at the end of the game [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Letho swapped out Sile's good focus for one with a hard-to-detect flaw]].
* TheChessmaster: The Nilfgaardian ambassador Shilard and pretty much ''every'' sorceress in the game [[spoiler: or [[spoiler:or at least the members of The Lodge. However, every single one of them gets outplayed by Letho]].
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: Malena]].[[spoiler:Malena]]. First of all, she lured those soldiers into a trap. When she's captured, Geralt may interfere and investigate her case. He can either cover for her, which will earn him [[UngratefulBastard her betreyal]] or tell the truth, but then go with her claim, visit the spot with soldiers and get betrayed again. While the latter is justifable, covering for her only to get into an ambush is really ungrateful.



* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: Dethmold. Despite spending the vast majority of the game being presented as a formidable mage, working on your side -- his villanry is revealed in chapter 3, alongside his sexual persuasion. A sex slave, sex toys, and general feminine behaviour are thrown in just to make doubly sure we 'get it'.]]

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* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: Dethmold.[[spoiler:Dethmold. Despite spending the vast majority of the game being presented as a formidable mage, working on your side -- his villanry is revealed in chapter 3, alongside his sexual persuasion. A sex slave, sex toys, and general feminine behaviour are thrown in just to make doubly sure we 'get it'.]]



* EyeScream: In the third and final chapter, [[spoiler: on Iorveth's path, Phillipa is taken into custody and has her eyes put out... with a medieval equivalent of an ice-cream scoop.]] You [[{{Squick}} even get to see the after-effects]].

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* EyeScream: In the third and final chapter, [[spoiler: on [[spoiler:on Iorveth's path, Phillipa is taken into custody and has her eyes put out... with a medieval equivalent of an ice-cream scoop.]] You [[{{Squick}} even get to see the after-effects]].



* FelonyMisdemeanor: In Vergen, Geralt confronts Cecil Burdon over something that would get him disgraced - [[spoiler: Cecil is TheTeetotaler, which is completely taboo [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame in Dwarven society]]]].

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* FelonyMisdemeanor: In Vergen, Geralt confronts Cecil Burdon over something that would get him disgraced - [[spoiler: Cecil [[spoiler:Cecil is TheTeetotaler, which is completely taboo [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame in Dwarven society]]]].



*** In particular, from the Enhanced Edition, [[spoiler: the Vran that originally inhabited Loc Muinne, who succumbed to a mutagenic plague unleashed on them by the Aen Siedhe.]]

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*** In particular, from the Enhanced Edition, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Vran that originally inhabited Loc Muinne, who succumbed to a mutagenic plague unleashed on them by the Aen Siedhe.]]



* IncrediblyLamePun: Geralt to Saskia after [[spoiler: he finds out her secret]].

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* IncrediblyLamePun: Geralt to Saskia after [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he finds out her secret]].



** Letho's killing of Demavend. [[spoiler: The event causes a lot of problems throughout the Northern Kingdoms, but admittedly, the guy was a cruel and unjust ruler who was especially guilty of persecuting nonhumans.]]

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** Letho's killing of Demavend. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The event causes a lot of problems throughout the Northern Kingdoms, but admittedly, the guy was a cruel and unjust ruler who was especially guilty of persecuting nonhumans.]]



* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The Nilfgaardian Emperor Emhyr var Emreis]] is behind Letho. His goal is to [[spoiler:destabilize the Northern Kingdoms by putting the blame of the Kingslayers' regicides on the Lodge of Sorceresses, thus getting rid of many powerful northern monarchs as well as sorceresses, which will make it easier for Nilfgaard to invade the weakened kingdoms]].

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* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Nilfgaardian Emperor Emhyr var Emreis]] is behind Letho. His goal is to [[spoiler:destabilize the Northern Kingdoms by putting the blame of the Kingslayers' regicides on the Lodge of Sorceresses, thus getting rid of many powerful northern monarchs as well as sorceresses, which will make it easier for Nilfgaard to invade the weakened kingdoms]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Geralt fails to protect [[spoiler: Foltest]] in the prologue.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Geralt fails to protect [[spoiler: Foltest]] [[spoiler:Foltest]] in the prologue.



** [[spoiler: For example, saving Saskia over Triss results in a bloody pogrom against Witches across the North. Likewise, the two biggest jerks of kings will gain control over much of the country with Loredo getting away with his crimes. Saskia ruling over her little principality is the only bright spot.]]

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** [[spoiler: For [[spoiler:For example, saving Saskia over Triss results in a bloody pogrom against Witches across the North. Likewise, the two biggest jerks of kings will gain control over much of the country with Loredo getting away with his crimes. Saskia ruling over her little principality is the only bright spot.]]



** In the second chapter Geralt can persuade Roche to spare [[spoiler: King Henselt's]] life using NotWorthKilling as an argument.

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** In the second chapter Geralt can persuade Roche to spare [[spoiler: King [[spoiler:King Henselt's]] life using NotWorthKilling as an argument.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Letho]] looks like a [[DumbMuscle big, dumb oaf]], and perceptions of him generally take that mindset at some point. [[MagnificentBastard He exploits this advantage every chance he gets]].

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Letho]] [[spoiler:Letho]] looks like a [[DumbMuscle big, dumb oaf]], and perceptions of him generally take that mindset at some point. [[MagnificentBastard He exploits this advantage every chance he gets]].



** Finally, if you choose to [[spoiler: not save Triss]] on either path, then [[spoiler: Letho will fight his way through the Nilfgaardian camp in order to rescue her for you... just not in time to mitigate the mage pogrom.]]

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** Finally, if you choose to [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not save Triss]] on either path, then [[spoiler: Letho [[spoiler:Letho will fight his way through the Nilfgaardian camp in order to rescue her for you... just not in time to mitigate the mage pogrom.]]



* {{Outgambitted}}: [[spoiler: Philippa Eilhart and Síle de Tansarville, so very much.]]

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* {{Outgambitted}}: [[spoiler: Philippa [[spoiler:Philippa Eilhart and Síle de Tansarville, so very much.]]



* PressXToNotDie: However, these death scenes are usually quite funny. [[spoiler: Such as Geralt getting killed by an evil drug addicted mother]].

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* PressXToNotDie: However, these death scenes are usually quite funny. [[spoiler: Such [[spoiler:Such as Geralt getting killed by an evil drug addicted mother]].



** [[spoiler: Malena]] will set an ambush for Geralt right after he willingly covered her against legit charge of being a spy.

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** [[spoiler: Malena]] [[spoiler:Malena]] will set an ambush for Geralt right after he willingly covered her against legit charge of being a spy.



** Also used as a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} and GameplayAndStoryIntegration on Iorveth's path - [[spoiler: two-thirds of Saskia's lines post-poisoning relate to how Philippa Eilhart is such a good woman, which hints at the fact that Philippa [[MindControl tampered with the cure]].]]

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** Also used as a bit of {{Foreshadowing}} and GameplayAndStoryIntegration on Iorveth's path - [[spoiler: two-thirds [[spoiler:two-thirds of Saskia's lines post-poisoning relate to how Philippa Eilhart is such a good woman, which hints at the fact that Philippa [[MindControl tampered with the cure]].]]
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