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19th May '17 1:42:24 PM Sakubara
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* Practically too many [[{{Mockbuster}} bootlegs]] (and originals) to count; featuring super inappropriate themes such as pregnancy, surgery, and sometimes even violence or sex (the last one can't help, but make you think [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic "fet...ish...ga...me"]])
18th Apr '17 7:17:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' is in a similar boat to ''Wind Waker'' in that it uses colourful anime-style graphics (specifically, it was animated by StudioGhibli) despite it dealing with some surprisingly dark themes. The main character (who's only 13 by the way) watches his mother die of a heart attack only a few minutes into the game, and the eponymous 'other world' is very clearly a CrapsaccharineWorld with everyone living in fear of an EvilSorceror who can effortlessly MindRape anyone who even ''thinks'' about standing up to him. Then there's Myrtle's story in the real world, which gives a surprisingly realistic view of how domestic troubles can traumatize kids psychologically. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Drippy drops]] [[GoshDangItToHeck G-rated equivalents of]] ClusterFBomb all over the place.

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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'' is in a similar boat to ''Wind Waker'' in that it uses colourful anime-style graphics (specifically, it was animated by StudioGhibli) Creator/StudioGhibli) despite it dealing with some surprisingly dark themes. The main character (who's only 13 by the way) watches his mother die of a heart attack only a few minutes into the game, and the eponymous 'other world' is very clearly a CrapsaccharineWorld with everyone living in fear of an EvilSorceror who can effortlessly MindRape anyone who even ''thinks'' about standing up to him. Then there's Myrtle's story in the real world, which gives a surprisingly realistic view of how domestic troubles can traumatize kids psychologically. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And Drippy drops]] [[GoshDangItToHeck G-rated equivalents of]] ClusterFBomb all over the place.
17th Apr '17 7:53:35 AM rjd1922
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[[quoteright:346:[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Zero_1863.png]]]]
[[caption-width-right:346:Rated E for exploding eyeballs.]]
6th Feb '17 9:55:17 PM Midna
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* ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXV'' averts this with a T for teen rating for mild blood, violence, partial nudity, and language. However, the game has content and themes that make some gamers think that it should have been rated M. The game features very dark themes such as death and one of the characters even says the f word. Most of the main characters, including the protagonist are killed off as well.



** It's practically a RunningGag for the ''Kirby'' series that it will feature pretty dark elements and SurpriseCreepy moments with the latest game, ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', probably being one of the darkest in the entire franchise, only to still be rated E for Everyone!

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** It's practically a RunningGag for the ''Kirby'' series that it will feature pretty dark elements and SurpriseCreepy moments with the latest game, ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', moments. ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' is probably being one of the darkest games in the entire franchise, only to still be rated E for Everyone!
6th Feb '17 9:52:20 PM Midna
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' have new Pokédex entries that tend towards the darker and more realistic, for example, many of them elaborate on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon, whereas previous games and iterations of the franchise barely touched upon such things. Adding to that,[[spoiler:the BigBad of the game is surprisingly dark and twisted, guilty of several types of parental abuse, including emotional abuse, manipulation, and neglect to outright abandonment.]] Furthermore, Team Skull [[spoiler: is a surprisingly cerebral {{deconstruction}} of the typical ''Pokémon'' evil team with goofy grunts, as it's revealed that they merely ended up that way due to their inability to find better lives and are only doing what they need to to survive]].

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' have new Pokédex entries that tend towards the darker and more realistic, for example, many of them elaborate on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon, whereas previous games and iterations of the franchise barely touched upon such things. Some of them even explicitly mention death, which is something the series had generally avoided previously. Adding to that,[[spoiler:the BigBad of the game is surprisingly dark and twisted, guilty of several types of parental abuse, including emotional abuse, manipulation, and neglect to outright abandonment.]] Furthermore, Team Skull [[spoiler: is a surprisingly cerebral {{deconstruction}} of the typical ''Pokémon'' evil team with goofy grunts, as it's revealed that they merely ended up that way due to their inability to find better lives and are only doing what they need to to survive]].
23rd Dec '16 2:23:35 PM Darthrai
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]


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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' have new Pokédex entries that tend towards the darker and more realistic, for example, many of them elaborate on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon, whereas previous games and iterations of the franchise barely touched upon such things. Adding to that,[[spoiler:the BigBad of the game is surprisingly dark and twisted, guilty of several types of parental abuse, including emotional abuse, manipulation, and neglect to outright abandonment.]] Furthermore, Team Skull [[spoiler: is a surprisingly cerebral {{deconstruction}} of the typical ''Pokémon'' evil team with goofy grunts, as it's revealed that they merely ended up that way due to their inability to find better lives and are only doing what they need to to survive]].
23rd Dec '16 2:12:34 PM Darthrai
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
23rd Dec '16 2:09:15 PM Darthrai
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fall under this, as the plots of the games run surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fall under this, as the plots plot of every game in the games run series runs surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:
18th Dec '16 7:59:45 AM WhatArtThee
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games sometimes fall under this:
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games sometimes fall under this:
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this, as the plots of the games run surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:
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''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
11th Dec '16 3:16:32 PM WhatArtThee
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match and [[spoiler:Guzzlord is stated to have eaten a little girl something that would be commonly shown in [[ExaggeratedTrope high PG-13's to an R rating]].]] Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.
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