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17th Jul '16 8:33:20 AM nombretomado
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* AsurasWrath: If its not working, you're simply not angry enough.

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* AsurasWrath: ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'': If its it's not working, you're simply not angry enough.
22nd Jun '16 5:50:55 PM BabyBoo
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** A man is entitled to the sweat of his brow, but in the world above, the Parasite says NO. Cleansed of the Parasite and powered by the engine of a free market, only in Rapture can the Great Chain of Society draw forth the full potential of human achievement.
18th May '16 2:37:00 AM DragDen
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** Someone saves your life? Spend the whole game hunting them down!
11th May '16 3:49:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'':

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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'':''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'':
30th Apr '16 4:56:52 AM TheFarmboy
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Being a doctor is a ''' ''really'' ''' thankless job when your teammates are willing to let you die and expect you to [[EntitledBastard constantly care for them.]]

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': Being a doctor is a ''' ''really'' ''' thankless job when your teammates are willing to let you die and expect you to [[EntitledBastard constantly care for them.]] War has never been so ''[[LastSecondWordSwap Fashionable!]]''
27th Apr '16 6:55:02 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'': massive acts of vandalism are the best way to pick up spare change, and violence is the only solution to any problem.

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* ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank'': massive ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'': Massive acts of vandalism are the best way to pick up spare change, and violence is the only solution to any problem.



*** What, what, what? But the corporations are the good guys, at least in the first game! [[spoiler: Also in the second game. That corporation only seemed evil because the generous CEO was an impostor.]]

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*** What, what, what? But the corporations are the good guys, at least in the first game! [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also in the second game. That corporation only seemed evil because the generous CEO was an impostor.]]
18th Apr '16 5:56:10 AM case
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* ''VideoGame/RhythmHeaven'' series: Welcome to a self-described "heaven" where everyone moves in perfect sync with each other and every slight aberration will be met with stares of disgust. And how can you blame them? You're the only thing holding the rest back from complete perfection. You don't belong here.
15th Apr '16 8:59:30 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''VideoGame/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': Even minor neurological disabilities turn people into amoral killing machines. The imperfect deserve unspeakably horrible deaths.

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* ''VideoGame/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': ''VideoGame/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'':
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Even minor neurological disabilities turn people into amoral killing machines. The imperfect deserve unspeakably horrible deaths.



** ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'': Just come back to town and feeling real pissed because your only friend just got killed? Don't call the cops, whip out the old katana and go after the head of a massive company. Oh, and turning into a tiger is a-okay!

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** * ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'': Just come back to town and feeling real pissed because your only friend just got killed? Don't call the cops, whip out the old katana and go after the head of a massive company. Oh, and turning into a tiger is a-okay!



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'': [[EasilyForgiven Easily forgive]] the bad guy (who, as a part of his routine, has possessed your best friend and has tried to kill you and your other friends while using your friend as a voluntary puppet) and he'll stop his reign of terror.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'':
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[[EasilyForgiven Easily forgive]] the bad guy (who, as a part of his routine, has possessed your best friend and has tried to kill you and your other friends while using your friend as a voluntary puppet) and he'll stop his reign of terror.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': Trusting a man you've known all your life over a group of strangers who you have ''very'' good reasons '''not''' to trust makes you an unforgivable {{Jerkass}}.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'':
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Trusting a man you've known all your life over a group of strangers who you have ''very'' good reasons '''not''' to trust makes you an unforgivable {{Jerkass}}.



* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'': If you don't stand up for yourself against those who hate you, you are worthless. If you do stand up for yourself, they will kill you and those you love. Thus, your only hope is to be stronger than everyone else.

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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'':
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If you don't stand up for yourself against those who hate you, you are worthless. If you do stand up for yourself, they will kill you and those you love. Thus, your only hope is to be stronger than everyone else.



** Don't worry about the consequences, by the third act everyone will have forgotten about it anyway!



** [[WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun War Has Never Been So Much]] ''[[LastSecondWordSwap Fashionable!]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDJQP1xg5EY&fmt=18 Having YouTube take down videos of fan clones of your game is the right thing to do.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'':
** [[WarHasNeverBeenSoMuchFun War Has Never Been So Much]] ''[[LastSecondWordSwap Fashionable!]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'':
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDJQP1xg5EY&fmt=18 Having YouTube take down videos of fan clones of your game is the right thing to do.]]



* ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness'': Wanted for a murder you didn't commit? In that case, killing a few more people is fine so long as you manage to [[ClearMyName clear your name]] in the end.

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* ''VideoGame/TombRaider'':
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''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness'': Wanted for a murder you didn't commit? In that case, killing a few more people is fine so long as you manage to [[ClearMyName clear your name]] in the end.



** Imperishable Night: If you are hiding fugitives inside a stolen mansion then you have the right to steal the moon.
*** And as a corollary if you want to track down that person it's OK to steal a night.

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** Imperishable Night: If you are hiding fugitives inside a stolen mansion then you have the right to steal the moon.
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moon. And as a corollary corollary: if you want to track down that person it's OK to steal a night.



* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': Flirting with attackers is an effective self-defense strategy.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
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Flirting with attackers is an effective self-defense strategy.



* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'': If you're stuck with a shitty job, you can vent your frustration by killing blacks[[note]]The all-Darcssen legion that are all wearing black.[[/note]] ''en masse''. They will even give you medals for that.
** Repeated fratricide and blowing up your homeland's capitol is fine if that means you'll get even with your nemesis.

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* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'': ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'':
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If you're stuck with a shitty job, you can vent your frustration by killing blacks[[note]]The all-Darcssen legion that are all wearing black.[[/note]] ''en masse''. They will even give you medals for that.
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that. Repeated fratricide fraticide and blowing up your homeland's capitol is fine if that means you'll get even with your nemesis.



* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'': Your friends are disposable cannon fodder, as long as you can get what you want.

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* ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'': ''ValkyrieProfileCovenantOfThePlume'':
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Your friends are disposable cannon fodder, as long as you can get what you want.



* ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'': It doesn't matter what the stakes are, or even if losing will mean instant death; playing a game to win instead of being a doormat is unforgivably evil. When you do it. When anyone else does it, that's just strategy.

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* ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'': ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'':
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It doesn't matter what the stakes are, or even if losing will mean instant death; playing a game to win instead of being a doormat is unforgivably evil. When you do it. When anyone else does it, that's just strategy.



* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': You're better off on your own. Partners will just stand there and get your mutual HP eaten up.
** Or you can TakeAThirdOption, which is to trust in your friends, where trust is defined as "tell them how to do everything".

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'':
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You're better off on your own. Partners will just stand there and get your mutual HP eaten up.
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up. Or you can TakeAThirdOption, which is to trust in your friends, where trust is defined as "tell them how to do everything".



* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': People of different races can get along, but mainly for the purposes of killing people of ''even more different'' races. Also, [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Garrosh_Hellscream nepotism is good]] and always preferable to appointing [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Vol%27jin someone else]] [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Varok_Saurfang who may be]] [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Basic_Campfire better]] for the job at hand.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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People of different races can get along, but mainly for the purposes of killing people of ''even more different'' races. Also, [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Garrosh_Hellscream nepotism is good]] and always preferable to appointing [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Vol%27jin someone else]] [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Varok_Saurfang who may be]] [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Basic_Campfire better]] for the job at hand.



* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': If you are Christian, believe in any part of the Bible, or even like to quote the Bible, you are automatically evil and beyond redemption. Likewise, if none of that applies to you, you're one of the good guys unless you're already insane.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'':
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If you are Christian, believe in any part of the Bible, or even like to quote the Bible, you are automatically evil and beyond redemption. Likewise, if none of that applies to you, you're one of the good guys unless you're already insane.



* ''YggdraUnion'': Women favor linear formations, men prefer to flank.

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* ''YggdraUnion'': ''YggdraUnion'':
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Women favor linear formations, men prefer to flank.



* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'': Playing with lightswitches is fun! [[spoiler:'''''aaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAああああああああああ''''']]
** As is talking to a wall repeatedly.

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* ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'': ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'':
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Playing with lightswitches is fun! [[spoiler:'''''aaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAああああああああああ''''']]
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As is talking to a wall repeatedly.



** If you kill the recurring villain why would the princess want you when she doesn't need saving any more?
*** [[{{FamilyUnfriendlyMoral}} Um, dude? You actually made a valid, if painful point.]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', many of the installments of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/StarFox'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''... let's just say "any ongoing video game series with a canon love interest": If you save someone's life and they happen to be the same species as you, they have to [[RescueRomance fall in love with you.]] They ''have'' to.
** With ''Zelda'', species often isn't an obstacle to this. In fact, you may get an offer from a much older woman of a different race... when you're ''[[{{Shotacon}} 10 years old]]''.
*** They don't have to be the same species, genus, family, [[OverlyLongGag order, class, phylum, or kingdom]]. You can and will receive marriage proposals from ''sentient trees''.
*** In other words: Being a hero is pretty dang sweet.
*** If you're a athletic 10-years-old, you will be sexually propositioned by adults on a routine basis, often ending in you running away screaming. This is [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]], and not a cause for concern.
* Alternately: ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog,'' 2D platformers in general. If you don't know what to do, just start running to the right.
** [[OfferVoidInNebraska Offer void for]] ''[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Metr]][[SublimeRhyme oid]]''.
* ''[[ButThouMust Too Many Games To Count]]'': No matter how hard you try, YouCantFightFate.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', among others: You're going to end up in a relationship with the first girl you get to know. If it becomes apparent that she has no personality, at least compared to someone else you meet who actively likes you back, ''suck it''.
*** For ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', ignoring your friend may seem like a {{Jerkass}} thing to do, but if it means you can ScrewDestiny and be with someone else, go ahead and screw it!
** ... unless it's ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', in which case you may ScrewDestiny over bigtime. But only after you've overturned the major world religion that serves as an arbitrator between the two world powers that are constantly engaged in brinkmanship and amassed a civilian body count that's significantly higher than the villain's.
* Any ''RPG''. Your society is crumbling to pieces? Charge the hero who wants to buy your Magical Items cash. Because everyone will love you for it. "What? He needed the Door Buster Spell to rescue our beloved Princess and you charged him fifty gp? You're awesome."
** [[JustifiedTrope You're gonna need the money after the world is safe anyway.]]
* ''Just About Every Fighting Game Ever'': Muscles are for men. Years of grueling martial arts training and practice will have no visible effect whatsoever on that frail, shapely figure of yours. Oh and 30 is old.
** Unless of course you are Chun-Li. In which case your upper body will never change but your legs will become ENORMOUS.
** Or Cammy. In which case your muscle development will be spread out slightly better, but only below the waist.
** If one fighter is clearly better than all the rest, it's not because of training or skill, it's because the competition is [[StopHavingFunGuys broken]] and RUINED FOREVER!!!
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'': The very concept of being able to break out of Hell is sufficient to utterly demolish any existing mythology.

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** If you kill the recurring villain why would the princess want you when she doesn't need saving any more?
*** [[{{FamilyUnfriendlyMoral}} Um, dude? You actually made a valid, if painful point.]]
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', many of the installments of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', ''VideoGame/StarFox'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''... let's just say "any ongoing video game series with a canon love interest": If you save someone's life and they happen to be the same species as you, they have to [[RescueRomance fall in love with you.]] They ''have'' to.
**
to. With ''Zelda'', species often isn't an obstacle to this. In fact, you may get an offer from a much older woman of a different race... when you're ''[[{{Shotacon}} 10 years old]]''.
*** They don't have to be the same species, genus, family, [[OverlyLongGag order, class, phylum, or kingdom]]. You can and will receive marriage proposals from ''sentient trees''.
*** In other words: Being a hero is pretty dang sweet.
*** If you're a athletic 10-years-old, you will be sexually propositioned by adults on a routine basis, often ending in you running away screaming. This is [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]], and not a cause for concern.
* Alternately: ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog,'' 2D platformers in general. If you don't know what to do, just start running to the right.
** [[OfferVoidInNebraska Offer void for]] ''[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Metr]][[SublimeRhyme oid]]''.
* ''[[ButThouMust Too Many Games To Count]]'': No matter how hard you try, YouCantFightFate.
**
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', among others: You're going to end up in a relationship with the first girl you get to know. If it becomes apparent that she has no personality, at least compared to someone else you meet who actively likes you back, ''suck it''.
*** * For ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'', ignoring your friend may seem like a {{Jerkass}} thing to do, but if it means you can ScrewDestiny and be with someone else, go ahead and screw it!
** ... unless it's ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', in which case you may ScrewDestiny over bigtime. But only after you've overturned the major world religion that serves as an arbitrator between the two world powers that are constantly engaged in brinkmanship and amassed a civilian body count that's significantly higher than the villain's.
* Any ''RPG''. Your society is crumbling to pieces? Charge the hero who wants to buy your Magical Items cash. Because everyone will love you for it. "What? He needed the Door Buster Spell to rescue our beloved Princess and you charged him fifty gp? You're awesome."
** [[JustifiedTrope You're gonna need the money after the world is safe anyway.]]
* ''Just About Every Fighting Game Ever'': Muscles are for men. Years of grueling martial arts training and practice will have no visible effect whatsoever on that frail, shapely figure of yours. Oh and 30 is old.
** Unless of course you are Chun-Li. In which case your upper body will never change but your legs will become ENORMOUS.
** Or Cammy. In which case your muscle development will be spread out slightly better, but only below the waist.
** If one fighter is clearly better than all the rest, it's not because of training or skill, it's because the competition is [[StopHavingFunGuys broken]] and RUINED FOREVER!!!
* ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' and ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'': ''VideoGame/DantesInferno'':
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The very concept of being able to break out of Hell is sufficient to utterly demolish any existing mythology.
15th Apr '16 1:52:56 AM GoblinCipher
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** Note: genociding your own species is only a problem because [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality it will kill YOU]]. Genociding OTHER species is perfectly fine and usually a good idea, [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute especially if they look freaky]!

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** Note: genociding your own species is only a problem because [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality it will kill YOU]]. Genociding OTHER species is perfectly fine and usually a good idea, [[WhatMeasureIsANonCute especially if they look freaky]!freaky]]!
15th Apr '16 1:50:43 AM GoblinCipher
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* ''VideoGame/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'': Even minor neurological disabilities turn people into amoral killing machines. The imperfect deserve unspeakably horrible deaths.
** If you ever find yourself dependent on strangers for your survival, make absolutely sure never to share obviously vital information. Conceal everything, even if your actual enemies clearly know everything about you already.


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* ''VideoGame/VirtuesLastReward'': It doesn't matter what the stakes are, or even if losing will mean instant death; playing a game to win instead of being a doormat is unforgivably evil. When you do it. When anyone else does it, that's just strategy.
** Nothing you do matters in the universe, since somewhere there's a parallel dimension where you didn't do it.
** If you're a woman who wants to be respected in a male-dominated field, go around wearing sexy cosplay. Or just go topless with lots of jewelry.
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