History WellIntentionedExtremist / VideoGames

9th Apr '17 1:21:06 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Delta Force team is sent to record any sign of survivors, a mission they abandoned in favor of intervening between the civil war of the two parties above and to take actions into their own terms, lead by a flawed AntiHero [[spoiler:slowly slipping into being a VillainProtagonist]] who ultimately is doing more harm than good without realizing it.

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* ** The Delta Force team is sent to record any sign of survivors, a mission they abandoned in favor of intervening between the civil war of the two parties above and to take actions into their own terms, lead by a flawed AntiHero [[spoiler:slowly slipping into being a VillainProtagonist]] who ultimately is doing more harm than good without realizing it.
9th Apr '17 1:20:08 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* A reoccurring theme of ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' is that each individual party involved in the game's plot thinks what they were doing was right, but their views become warped or jaded along the way:
** The Damned 33rd lead by Konrad was stationed to rescue survivors of the Dubai sandstorms, before having to be pushed onto a military coup and control the citizens with an iron fist, causing unnecessary and unwitting complications and civil unrest. It gets bad to the point where [[spoiler:Konrad is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone so shaken]] by these actions that he is DrivenToSuicide]].
** The CIA, or at least Riggs, is there for a TreacheryCoverUp mission as well as helping the survivors, who are mostly seen as CannonFodder. Riggs in particular [[spoiler:manipulate Walker and the Delta Force into destroying the city's water supply, to ensure that everyone dies of dehydration to make sure the events of Dubai won't go out to the public and to avoid a potential World War III. He expresses no guilt over dooming the population, even as he is dying himself.]]
* The Delta Force team is sent to record any sign of survivors, a mission they abandoned in favor of intervening between the civil war of the two parties above and to take actions into their own terms, lead by a flawed AntiHero [[spoiler:slowly slipping into being a VillainProtagonist]] who ultimately is doing more harm than good without realizing it.
8th Apr '17 9:58:45 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Katrina]] in ''QuestForGloryIV'' is very much this trope. [[spoiler: Everything she's done is because [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she genuinely believes it's the right thing to do]]. She kidnaps Tanya and takes her as her own daughter because of the draconian measures her real mother and father have taken to protect her (which border on the abusive), because clearly their treatment shows they don't really love her. She wants to [[SealedEvilInACan release]] the [[EldritchAbomination Dark One]] not to destroy the world, or as a means of gaining power for conquest, but only because she fears how helpless she is during the day and [[EvilIsNotAToy thinks she is powerful enough to control Him]], ushering in eternal night without the destruction and death Avoozl would ordinarily bring. Ironically, the only thing where she does ''not'' believe TheEndJustifiesTheMeans is her relationship with the Hero. She wants him to help her and love her of his own free will, even though she could ''easily'' force him.]]

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* [[spoiler:Katrina]] in ''QuestForGloryIV'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' is very much this trope. [[spoiler: Everything she's done is because [[BlueAndOrangeMorality she genuinely believes it's the right thing to do]]. She kidnaps Tanya and takes her as her own daughter because of the draconian measures her real mother and father have taken to protect her (which border on the abusive), because clearly their treatment shows they don't really love her. She wants to [[SealedEvilInACan release]] the [[EldritchAbomination Dark One]] not to destroy the world, or as a means of gaining power for conquest, but only because she fears how helpless she is during the day and [[EvilIsNotAToy thinks she is powerful enough to control Him]], ushering in eternal night without the destruction and death Avoozl would ordinarily bring. Ironically, the only thing where she does ''not'' believe TheEndJustifiesTheMeans is her relationship with the Hero. She wants him to help her and love her of his own free will, even though she could ''easily'' force him.]]
27th Mar '17 12:11:02 PM BeerBaron
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* ''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.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', [[BigBad Dagoth]] [[PhysicalGod Ur]] just wants to make Morrowind independent from the Empire, which is an idea that quite a few Dunmer groups would support, ranging from the honorable [[ProudWarriorRace House Redoran]] to the [[TheMafia mafia-esque]] [[TheSyndicate Camonna Tong]]. The fact that his method of achieving that independence involves spreading a disease that drives the victim to homicidal madness and/or [[BodyHorror horrifically mutates]] them throughout the entire world is acceptable in his mind. [[spoiler:(Although if he had succeeded with his ''ultimate'' goal, he would have turned the entirety of the universe/multiverse into nothing more than an extension of his own mind]]. The collective inhabitants of reality dodged a bullet there.)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''
has Ulfric Stormcloak, who kills (arguably murders) the High King in a duel in order to lead Skyrim into seceding from the Empire- 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 [[BlackAndGrayMorality everyone agrees are pure evil.evil]]. (Complicating matters is that one can find evidence that the Thalmor [[spoiler:tortured and brainwashed Ulfric, then set him free to a start a civil war in order to further weaken the Empire]].
19th Mar '17 10:26:41 PM Monsund
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** In ''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.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Walhart is the most only well-intentioned antagonist. [[spoiler:He is attempting to unite wipe out the world under his banner Grimleal religious group to prevent the resurrection of Grima.Grima but uses extremist methods due to falling under the influence of a EvilChancellor who is secretly Grimleal.]]
7th Mar '17 8:26:26 AM MisterVercetti
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** First is General and, by extension, Repliforce from ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', who sought to create an independent nation for Reploids. Unfortunately, he sought to do this via a bloody coup against the world government.
*** Well, it wasn't so much a bloody coup as a peaceful yet stern declaration of independence. It just so happens that the Maverick Hunters saw this as rebellion against humans, labeled all of Repliforce as mavericks, and proceeded to slaughter everyone who said otherwise. This was such a [[WhatTheHellHero bad]] [[DisproportionateRetribution call]] that the then-leader of the Hunters resigned in shame between X4 and X5.
*** You must have been playing a different game, then. The whole fiasco happens when [[HonorBeforeReason Colonel refuses to listen to sense and come in for questioning, so an investigation as to why Repliforce droids were present in the destruction of Sky Lagoon could start.]] The main character even flat out tells him that if he does not come with them, Repliforce will be branded as mavericks. And yet Colonel still refuses (and leaves without even picking his sister up, oddly), and, later, one of the Repliforce has the gall to state that the Hunters branded them mavericks when '''IT WAS ALL THE [[TooDumbToLive COLONEL'S]] FAULT.'''

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** First is General and, by extension, Repliforce from ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', who sought ''VideoGame/MegaManX4''. After sheer coincidence places Repliforce at the site of a ColonyDrop that killed thousands, the Maverick Hunters ask Colonel to create come in for questioning. However, Colonel refuses [[HonorBeforeReason for no other reason than pride]], leading the Maverick Hunters to brand all of Repliforce as Mavericks. In reaction, General declares Repliforce to be an independent nation for Reploids. Unfortunately, he sought to do this via a bloody coup against the world government.
*** Well, it wasn't so much a bloody coup as a peaceful yet stern declaration
of independence. It just so happens that Reploids, which then escalates into a full-blown armed conflict between Repliforce and the Maverick Hunters saw this as rebellion against humans, labeled all of Hunters. Because being declared a Maverick is essentially a death sentence, it could be argued that General was simply protecting Repliforce as mavericks, and proceeded to slaughter everyone who said otherwise. This was such a [[WhatTheHellHero bad]] [[DisproportionateRetribution call]] that the then-leader of the Hunters resigned in shame between X4 and X5.
*** You must have been playing a different game, then. The whole fiasco happens when [[HonorBeforeReason Colonel refuses to listen to sense and come in for questioning, so an investigation as to why Repliforce droids were present in the destruction of Sky Lagoon could start.]] The main character
from being unjustly exterminated, even flat out tells him that if he does not come with them, Repliforce will be branded as mavericks. And yet Colonel still refuses (and leaves without even picking his sister up, oddly), and, later, one of the Repliforce has the gall to state that the Hunters branded them mavericks when '''IT WAS ALL THE [[TooDumbToLive COLONEL'S]] FAULT.'''though that's essentially what ended up happening anyway.
28th Feb '17 10:37:58 AM Mewseeker
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* In ''VideoGame/CreepyCastle'', [[BigBad Darking]] intend to achieve peace by using the [[EmotionSuppression Heartbreaker]] to remove the emotions of people. Also, [[spoiler:despite knowing that it's wrong, he believe that using the Heartbreaker to prevent people of suffering from the painful events of life is worth it.]]
21st Feb '17 6:23:40 PM nombretomado
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** A much more personal version happens with Genesis in ''CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Although he sends armies of [[CloningBlues copies]] to attack various institutions, and seems very eager to fight one-on-one with [=SOLDIERs=], this is all just [[spoiler:to stop the degradation of his cells, so that he won't die.]]

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** A much more personal version happens with Genesis in ''CrisisCore: ''VideoGame/CrisisCore: VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Although he sends armies of [[CloningBlues copies]] to attack various institutions, and seems very eager to fight one-on-one with [=SOLDIERs=], this is all just [[spoiler:to stop the degradation of his cells, so that he won't die.]]
20th Jan '17 6:49:07 PM QueenSaeryen
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** ''[[VideoGame/CielNosurge Ciel nosurge]]'' (and ''[[VideoGame/ArNosurgeOdeToAnUnbornStar Ar nosurge]]'') have Zillillium Rimonite, who is [[Expy very similar]] to ''Ar Tonelico 2'''s Infel. In ''Ciel nosurge'' she took drastic measures to save her dying planet, and at the end of that game [[spoiler:after the planet was destroyed and the link to a new planet was cut, she attempted to restore the link but there wasn't enough energy, and so started an AssimilationPlot that was averted. In ''Ar nosurge'', she tried to the assimilation plot again and was successful at first, but it was undone by the main characters]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/CielNosurge Ciel nosurge]]'' (and ''[[VideoGame/ArNosurgeOdeToAnUnbornStar Ar nosurge]]'') have Zillillium Rimonite, who is [[Expy [[{{Expy}} very similar]] to ''Ar Tonelico 2'''s Infel. In ''Ciel nosurge'' she took drastic measures to save her dying planet, and at the end of that game [[spoiler:after the planet was destroyed and the link to a new planet was cut, she attempted to restore the link but there wasn't enough energy, and so started an AssimilationPlot that was averted. In ''Ar nosurge'', she tried to the assimilation plot again and was successful at first, but it was undone by the main characters]].
18th Jan '17 6:53:00 PM QueenSaeryen
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** ''[[VideoGame/CielNosurge]] (and ''[[VideoGame/ArNosurgeOdeToAnUnbornStar Ar nosurge]]'') have Zillillium Rimonite, who is [[Expy very similar]] to ''Ar Tonelico 2'''s Infel. In ''Ciel nosurge'' she took drastic measures to save her dying planet, and at the end of that game [[spoiler:after the planet was destroyed and the link to a new planet was cut, she attempted to restore the link but there wasn't enough energy, and so started an AssimilationPlot that was averted. In ''Ar nosurge'', she tried to the assimilation plot again and was successful at first, but it was undone by the main characters]].

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** ''[[VideoGame/CielNosurge]] ''[[VideoGame/CielNosurge Ciel nosurge]]'' (and ''[[VideoGame/ArNosurgeOdeToAnUnbornStar Ar nosurge]]'') have Zillillium Rimonite, who is [[Expy very similar]] to ''Ar Tonelico 2'''s Infel. In ''Ciel nosurge'' she took drastic measures to save her dying planet, and at the end of that game [[spoiler:after the planet was destroyed and the link to a new planet was cut, she attempted to restore the link but there wasn't enough energy, and so started an AssimilationPlot that was averted. In ''Ar nosurge'', she tried to the assimilation plot again and was successful at first, but it was undone by the main characters]].
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