History WellIntentionedExtremist / VideoGames

22nd Aug '16 4:04:23 PM nombretomado
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* TheElderScrollsVSkyrim has Ulfric Stormcloak, who kills (arguably murders) the High King in order to lead Skyrim into seceding from the Empire- not out of any particular animosity, but because he doesn't think the Empire is willing enough to fight [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]], who practically everyone agrees are pure evil.

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* TheElderScrollsVSkyrim ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has Ulfric Stormcloak, who kills (arguably murders) the High King in order to lead Skyrim into seceding from the Empire- not out of any particular animosity, but because he doesn't think the Empire is willing enough to fight [[ANaziByAnyOtherName the Thalmor]], who practically everyone agrees are pure evil.
16th Aug '16 6:03:49 AM Onomateopoetic
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** The true villain of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]], is very much well-intentioned in his wish for [[spoiler:the people to be free from augmentations and the corporations who misuse them]]... Only issue is that he tried to get the point across with mass murder. [[Spoiler:as with the Illuminati above, you can go with Hugh Darrow's message in the end, in a toned down, less extreme take on his idealogy.]]

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** The true villain of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]], is very much well-intentioned in his wish for [[spoiler:the people to be free from augmentations and the corporations who misuse them]]... Only issue is that he tried to get the point across with mass murder. [[Spoiler:as [[spoiler:As with the Illuminati above, you can go with Hugh Darrow's message in the end, in a toned down, less extreme take on his idealogy.]]
16th Aug '16 6:03:04 AM Onomateopoetic
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** The true villain of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]], is very much well-intentioned in his wish for [[spoiler:the people to be free from augmentations and the corporations who misuse them]]... Only issue is that he tried to get the point across with mass murder. [[Spoiler: As with the Illuminati above, you can go with Hugh Darrow's message in the end, in a toned down, less extreme take on his idealogy.]]

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** The true villain of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]], is very much well-intentioned in his wish for [[spoiler:the people to be free from augmentations and the corporations who misuse them]]... Only issue is that he tried to get the point across with mass murder. [[Spoiler: As [[Spoiler:as with the Illuminati above, you can go with Hugh Darrow's message in the end, in a toned down, less extreme take on his idealogy.]]
16th Aug '16 6:02:39 AM Onomateopoetic
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* The villains of the ''Franchise/{{DeusEx}}'' franchise could write entire paragraphs about being this. Because of the setting's realistic GreyAndGrayMorality, most villains got a very decent point, especially because of the CrapsackWorld they inhabit.
** The [[spoiler:Illuminati]] are a good example: They have their fingers in pretty much everything and will willingly kill anyone who upsets the balance they are trying to establish in the world... But as the first game reveals, without them, society would crash and burn in a spectacular manner. They do many horrible things; but they do it all to protect humanity. In fact, in ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:one of the ending choices is going along with the Illuminati's plan, which is to regulate augmentations at least somewhat, to make sure they aren't misused. For the player, who've seen a lot of augmentations used wrong throughout the game, this might be a compelling choice.]]
** The true villain of ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'', [[spoiler:Hugh Darrow]], is very much well-intentioned in his wish for [[spoiler:the people to be free from augmentations and the corporations who misuse them]]... Only issue is that he tried to get the point across with mass murder. [[Spoiler: As with the Illuminati above, you can go with Hugh Darrow's message in the end, in a toned down, less extreme take on his idealogy.]]
11th Aug '16 11:29:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The Moniter of Installation 04, 343 Guilty Spark, is a loyal and devoted servant to the Forerunners, doing what he is programmed to do even with them being extinct since 100,000 years ago. His primary goal is to put down the [[TheVirus Flood]] so that they won't consume the galaxy, and he'll do everything to achieve it...and I mean ''everything''. Even manipulating ignorant humans to activate the Halo rings, which would ''[[KillThemAll kill off every sentient being in the galaxy]]'', just so that the Flood won't have any food sources left to feed on. And if any human refuses to activate the rings, then they're as much of an enemy to the galaxy as the Flood, and they must to be put down too...
** Dr. Catherine Halsey was willing to kidnap 6-year olds to turn them into supersoldiers (a process that had a fairly low survival rate due to the augmentations). [[spoiler:So it's a very bad thing (which Halsey herself points out) when Cortana, who is based on Halsey's brain patterns, acquires vast power and immortality in the fifth game. Cortana decides that she should usher in an era of galactic peace...by unleashing a gigantic KillerRobot army to kill everyone in her way.]]

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** The Moniter of Installation 04, 343 Guilty Spark, is a loyal and devoted servant to the Forerunners, doing what he is programmed to do even with them being extinct since though his creators have been gone for 100,000 years ago.years. His primary goal is to put down the [[TheVirus Flood]] so that they won't consume the galaxy, and he'll do everything to achieve it...and I mean ''everything''. Even manipulating ignorant humans to activate the Halo rings, which would ''[[KillThemAll kill off every sentient being in the galaxy]]'', just so that the Flood won't have any food sources left to feed on. And if any human refuses to activate the rings, then they're as much of an enemy to the galaxy as the Flood, and they must to be put down too...
** Dr. Catherine Halsey was willing to kidnap 6-year olds to turn them into supersoldiers (a process that had a fairly low survival rate due to the augmentations). [[spoiler:So it's a very bad thing (which Halsey herself points out) when Cortana, who is based on Halsey's brain patterns, acquires vast power and immortality in the fifth game.''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians''. Cortana decides that she should usher in an era of galactic peace...by unleashing a gigantic KillerRobot army to kill everyone in her way.]]
28th Jul '16 7:00:57 AM REV6Pilot
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** Also in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', you. Yes, you, the player. You have to go back in time in several instances to make sure that occurrences, both good and bad, happen. So for every "Battle of Mt. Hyjal" you win, you still have to lead Arthas down the path of becoming one of the most evil beings of all Warcraft lore. It's kind of [[OmnicidalManiac the lesser of two evils.]] Seeing as how you'll actually wake up tomorrow morning if Arthas is the Lich King.

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** Also in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', you. Yes, you, the player. You have to go back in time in several instances to make sure that occurrences, both good and bad, happen. So for every "Battle of Mt. Hyjal" you win, you still have to lead Arthas down the path of becoming one of the most evil beings of all Warcraft ''Warcraft'' lore. It's kind of [[OmnicidalManiac the lesser of two evils.]] Seeing as how you'll actually wake up tomorrow morning if Arthas is the Lich King.



* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': In the Sky City from Episode 5, crafting anything(even food)without permission is a crime that's harshly punished by the Founder. [[spoiler: We later find out that it's because everyone, including the Founder, thought the city was isolated so the Founder had to carefully manage the resources they had. When they later find out that the Sky City was suspended over land(and not over a bottomless void), she's still a bit suspicious and careful but when you make Jesse tell her and Milo that they can have a plan without planning every little thing, she goes explore the new land with her chicken.]]

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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': In the Sky City from Episode 5, crafting anything(even food)without anything (even food) without permission is a crime that's harshly punished by the Founder. [[spoiler: We later find out that it's because everyone, including the Founder, thought the city was isolated so the Founder had to carefully manage the resources they had. When they later find out that the Sky City was suspended over land(and land (and not over a bottomless void), she's still a bit suspicious and careful but when you make Jesse tell her and Milo that they can have a plan without planning every little thing, she goes explore the new land with her chicken.]]


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* One specific Variant of ''VideoGame/{{Outlast}}'' isn't AxCrazy for AxCrazy's sake: [[TheHeavy Chris Walker]], TheDreaded even by other Variants. His implacable carnage in the asylum is a twisted sort of military damage control aimed at [[spoiler:keeping [[OurGhostsAreDifferent the Walrider]] contained]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Wuite a selfless, ambitious and important objective]] compared to the other lunatics that threaten Miles and Waylon.
6th Jul '16 8:19:10 PM Karxrida
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** In ''FireEmblemAwakening'', Walhart is the most well-intentioned antagonist. [[spoiler:He is attempting to unite the world under his banner to prevent the resurrection of Grima.]]

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** In ''FireEmblemAwakening'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Walhart is the most well-intentioned antagonist. [[spoiler:He is attempting to unite the world under his banner to prevent the resurrection of Grima.]]
19th Jun '16 4:17:22 PM MagicalDragon
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** In the Trespasser DLC [[spoiler: Solas]] shows himself to be one. He wants to make up for the damage he caused by [[spoiler: creating the Veil]] but he plans to do that by [[spoiler: tearing down the Veil]] which he implies will cause many deaths. He’s convinced this is the only way, though he’s clearly not pleased about it and he’d “cherish the chance to be wrong again.”
16th May '16 1:20:57 PM TheNicestGuy
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* One enemy faction of ''VideoGame/TheDivision'' is the Cleaners, organized and rallied by sanitation worker Joe Ferro. As they roam the streets of Manhattan in hazmat gear and garbage trucks, using flamethrowers and homebrew napalm to incinerate civilians in cold blood (so to speak), it's obvious why the good guys need to put them down. At the same time, however, society has been completely demolished by an [[ThePlague outbreak]] of super-smallpox, and this is Ferro's "cure": If these idiots would [[QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice obey the quarantine]], stay off the streets, and stop trying to flee the city, they could have lived. It doesn't help that Ferro's [[CrusadingWidower wife died]] of this plague early on.
12th May '16 9:29:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Both the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] and the [[TheHashshashin Assassins]] in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''. Both are fighting for peace, but the Assassins seek to bring peace through freedom of thought, while the Templars want to control people's minds so that they all have the same viewpoint, ensuring peace. Lucy even says in the first game that the Templars ''are'' doing the right thing, they're just going about it the wrong way.

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* Both the [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] and the [[TheHashshashin Assassins]] in ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''. Both are fighting for peace, but the Assassins seek to bring peace through freedom of thought, while the Templars want to control people's minds so that they all have the same viewpoint, ensuring peace. Lucy even says in the first game that the Templars ''are'' doing the right thing, they're just going about it the wrong way.
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