History WellIntentionedExtremist / VideoGames

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.
5th May '16 11:20:00 PM Vovka
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** [[spoiler:Kreia]] from the sequel fits as well, in that, ultimately, her goal is to stop the 'will' of the Force [[spoiler:by killing the Force itself]]. Given how the will of the Force essentially results in the world of ''StarWars'' as we know it (and [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse about eighty years of near-constant turmoil and strife four thousand years down the line]]), you can almost see her point.
*** [[spoiler:Except for the small fact that the Force binds ''[[CosmicKeystone all]]'' living things together, so killing it would '''not''' be a good thing!]]
*** One interpretation is that this was just a lie to force the Exile into a final confrontation, since her ''other'' stated goal is to prepare her to support Revan in the last desperate attempt to delay or stop [[spoiler:the True Sith invasion]].
8th Apr '16 3:39:42 PM morenohijazo
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* ''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.]]
22nd Mar '16 2:46:04 AM M84
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* In ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'', Thaos is committed to protecting the DarkSecret [[spoiler:that the gods are merely sentient soul constructs and not true deities]] because he believes revealing it will destroy civilization. He's done a lot of horrible things over the ages to guard that secret. He even admits that [[spoiler:instigating the Hollowborn epidemic by stealing the souls of newborns to empower a goddess]] is one of the ''lesser'' atrocities he's committed.
15th Mar '16 2:19:10 PM Jokubas
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** Even Sargeras, the ultimate evil of the setting who created the [[LegionsOfHell Burning Legion]] to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all creation]], is one of these. Somewhere along the line, he decided that the creation of the Titans was fundamentally flawed, and should be destroyed and remade perfect.


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** Sargeras, one of the ultimate evils of the setting, who created the [[LegionsOfHell Burning Legion]] to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all creation]], is one of these. While still a member of the benevolent Titans, Sargeras discovered that beyond reality, a horrible, physical manifestation of entropy, known as the Void, sought to devour reality itself, and it had found a way to do so by sending shards of itself into the physical realm. These shards would corrupt Titans yet to be born, giving the Void Lords immensely powerful servants within the physical realm. Fearing what would happen if they ever managed to corrupt even a single Titan, Sargeras decided the only course of action was to destroy all life and start things over without such a window for the Void to exploit.
31st Jan '16 7:18:03 PM Quanyails
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* [[SocialDarwinist Albert Wesker]] ''thinks'' he's this in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', but he's just [[AGodAmI out of his mind]]. (The same character doesn't even begin to qualify in his prior appearances, being TheMole in Umbrella's service in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil the original game]] and [[CardCarryingVillain clearly]] [[ItsAllAboutMe looking out for himself only]] in later appearances until ''RE5''.) Derek Simmons from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' is a ''much'' straighter example, as his primary motivation [[spoiler:for having the President zombified]] is to [[spoiler:prevent the social unrest and mayhem that he believes would be the inevitable result of revealing the U.S. government's involvement in the Raccoon City incident.]] However, Simmons is prevented from becoming sympathetic by his [[PerverseSexualLust lust]] for Ada Wong. Not only do Simmons's actions in pursuit of his lust {{squick}} out several other characters (most notably Ada herself and her LoveInterest Leon Kennedy, whose disgusted reactions will most likely [[BrainBleach be shared by the player]]), [[spoiler:they are also the direct cause for Carla Radames's StartOfDarkness, and therefore, ''pretty much every bad thing that happened over the course of the game'']].

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* [[SocialDarwinist Albert Wesker]] ''thinks'' he's this in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', but he's just [[AGodAmI out of his mind]]. (The same character doesn't even begin to qualify in his prior appearances, being TheMole in Umbrella's service in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil the original game]] and [[CardCarryingVillain clearly]] [[ItsAllAboutMe looking out for himself only]] in later appearances until ''RE5''.) ''[=RE5=]''.)
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Derek Simmons from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' is a ''much'' straighter example, as his primary motivation [[spoiler:for having the President zombified]] is to [[spoiler:prevent the social unrest and mayhem that he believes would be the inevitable result of revealing the U.S. government's involvement in the Raccoon City incident.]] However, Simmons is prevented from becoming sympathetic by his [[PerverseSexualLust lust]] for Ada Wong. Not only do Simmons's actions in pursuit of his lust {{squick}} out several other characters (most notably Ada herself and her LoveInterest Leon Kennedy, whose disgusted reactions will most likely [[BrainBleach be shared by the player]]), [[spoiler:they are also the direct cause for Carla Radames's StartOfDarkness, and therefore, ''pretty much every bad thing that happened over the course of the game'']].
29th Jan '16 1:27:26 AM jormis29
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* Illidan Stormrage from ''{{Warcraft}} 3''. Ironically, he went from apparently sliding down the slope to evil, to having his reputation ruin a chance of actually getting some good accomplished (that, and his cold-blooded murder of several of his pursuers), to going for personal power again, to being blackmailed into attempting to do good again (ironically, at the behest of TheDragon of the series' deceased BigBad), all in the game he was introduced in and its expansion pack.

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* Illidan Stormrage from ''{{Warcraft}} 3''.''VideoGame/WarcraftIII''. Ironically, he went from apparently sliding down the slope to evil, to having his reputation ruin a chance of actually getting some good accomplished (that, and his cold-blooded murder of several of his pursuers), to going for personal power again, to being blackmailed into attempting to do good again (ironically, at the behest of TheDragon of the series' deceased BigBad), all in the game he was introduced in and its expansion pack.



* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', during the Opening the Dark Portal Raid, the Infinite Dragonflight tries to convince the players that they're doing good by keeping the Portal from opening by saying such things as "Many lives could be saved." and "The resulting wars could be erased." However, they forget to mention the fact that changing the past drastically will make the time lines collapse in on themselves, destroying all existence, which is coincidentally [[OmnicidalManiac exactly what they are aiming for]]. The questgiver also notes that if the Orcs had never come to Azeroth, not only would they have died out, but the native races of Azeroth would have been destroyed by the Burning Legion.
** Also in ''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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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', during the Opening the Dark Portal Raid, the Infinite Dragonflight tries to convince the players that they're doing good by keeping the Portal from opening by saying such things as "Many lives could be saved." and "The resulting wars could be erased." However, they forget to mention the fact that changing the past drastically will make the time lines collapse in on themselves, destroying all existence, which is coincidentally [[OmnicidalManiac exactly what they are aiming for]]. The questgiver also notes that if the Orcs had never come to Azeroth, not only would they have died out, but the native races of Azeroth would have been destroyed by the Burning Legion.
** Also in ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''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.
23rd Jan '16 7:20:56 PM Willbyr
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* [[spoiler:Johannes]] from ''GodsEaterBurst''. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Aegis Project, claimed to be mankind's last hope, is only capable of saving ''1000'' out of ''several million'' people. Despite this, Johannes continues with the project anyway, truly believing that it's the only way. He even seems aware of how evil he's become, as [[NoPlaceForMeThere he refuses to be one of the 1000 saved]], believing that he no longer deserves salvation.]]

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* [[spoiler:Johannes]] from ''GodsEaterBurst''.''VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst''. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Aegis Project, claimed to be mankind's last hope, is only capable of saving ''1000'' out of ''several million'' people. Despite this, Johannes continues with the project anyway, truly believing that it's the only way. He even seems aware of how evil he's become, as [[NoPlaceForMeThere he refuses to be one of the 1000 saved]], believing that he no longer deserves salvation.]]
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