History WhatMeasureIsANonHuman / VideoGames

24th Apr '16 6:20:12 PM aye_amber
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''DigimonWorld2'' takes ''Anime/DigimonTamers''' stance on this issue. The good guys are the people who recognize digimon as sentient beings, our equals and our partners. They knock out other digimon, they don't kill them. The Blood Knights are the bad guys by virtue of massacring digimon, treating them like slaves and tools to be used, and killing them when they've outlived their usefulness. Even the Black Swords, who are more self absorbed and closer to AntiHero territory than the other factions, still find their treatment of digimon disgusting.

to:

* ''DigimonWorld2'' ''VideoGame/DigimonWorld2'' takes ''Anime/DigimonTamers''' stance on this issue. The good guys are the people who recognize digimon as sentient beings, our equals and our partners. They knock out other digimon, they don't kill them. The Blood Knights are the bad guys by virtue of massacring digimon, treating them like slaves and tools to be used, and killing them when they've outlived their usefulness. Even the Black Swords, who are more self absorbed and closer to AntiHero territory than the other factions, still find their treatment of digimon disgusting.
12th Jan '16 6:32:44 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The [[WellIntentionedExtremist H.A.M. Cult]] ([[FunWithAcronyms Humans Against Monsters]]) in ''{{Runescape}}'' practically embodies this trope. They believe that all non-humans are savage beasts and must be destroyed. Among their atrocities are trying to [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon cause the extinction of a benevolent race of cave goblins by flooding their underground city]]]] and creating a race of undead ogres in order to spread disease.[[note]]The previous example on this page was moved to "WhatMeasureIsAMook"[[/note]]

to:

* The [[WellIntentionedExtremist H.A.M. Cult]] ([[FunWithAcronyms Humans Against Monsters]]) in ''{{Runescape}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Runescape}}'' practically embodies this trope. They believe that all non-humans are savage beasts and must be destroyed. Among their atrocities are trying to [[spoiler: [[MoralEventHorizon cause the extinction of a benevolent race of cave goblins by flooding their underground city]]]] and creating a race of undead ogres in order to spread disease.[[note]]The previous example on this page was moved to "WhatMeasureIsAMook"[[/note]]
4th Jan '16 7:56:38 AM TokoWH
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** [[spoiler:Considering there are only three characters (four if you include the cute talking gunturrets) ''all'' of them are among the game's most popular characters.]]
*** Pfft: ''nobody'' gives a damn about [[HeroicMime Chell]].
29th Dec '15 1:51:55 PM Prometheus117
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'': Pit has absolutely zero qualms against fighting and potentially killing the various members of the Underworld Army, the Forces of Nature, and the Aurum, but as soon as he discovers that [[spoiler: Dark Lord Gaol was actually a human [[SamusIsAGirl woman]]]] upon defeating them, he's absolutely horrified.

to:

* ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'': Pit has absolutely zero qualms against fighting and potentially killing the various members of the Underworld Army, the Forces of Nature, and the Aurum, but as soon as he discovers that [[spoiler: Dark Lord Gaol was actually a human [[SamusIsAGirl woman]]]] upon defeating them, he's absolutely horrified. To be fair though, he's fighting to ''save'' humanity and all of the above are trying to destroy it without any trace of mercy. [[spoiler:Heck, when Palutena ends up [[DemonicPossession possessed by the Chaos Kin]] and orders Skyworld's troops to start attacking humans and Pit, he takes them down without remorse either]].
27th Nov '15 6:38:30 PM Adept
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''{{Final Fantasy XIII}}'': L'Cie, humans '[[BlessedWithSuck blessed]]' by fal'Cie, are frequently regarded as 'not even human', despite the fact that they are still very much human in body and mind, they're just able to use magic and have a PowerTattoo to show for it. This attitude is most likely born of the government's rampant paranoia concerning Pulse and all things related.

to:

** ''{{Final Fantasy XIII}}'': ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': L'Cie, humans '[[BlessedWithSuck blessed]]' by fal'Cie, are frequently regarded as 'not even human', despite the fact that they are still very much human in body and mind, they're just able to use magic and have a PowerTattoo to show for it. This attitude is most likely born of the government's rampant paranoia concerning Pulse and all things related.
15th Nov '15 3:08:39 PM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Inverted in ''CadillacsAndDinosaurs'' the arcade game. Humans can be blown up violently and gorily and the death of the one innocent human shown in the game doesn't get the same dramatic reaction from the hero(es) as does the death and imprisonment of several dinosaurs, who, for unknown reasons, will always simply return to their previous calm colors and walk away from any and all punishment you throw their way, up to and including firing an RPG directly at them. It's almost as if PETA had a hand in the game....

to:

* Inverted in ''CadillacsAndDinosaurs'' ''VideoGame/CadillacsAndDinosaurs'' the arcade game. Humans can be blown up violently and gorily and the death of the one innocent human shown in the game doesn't get the same dramatic reaction from the hero(es) as does the death and imprisonment of several dinosaurs, who, for unknown reasons, will always simply return to their previous calm colors and walk away from any and all punishment you throw their way, up to and including firing an RPG directly at them. It's almost as if PETA had a hand in the game....
8th Nov '15 3:55:10 PM AtticusOmundson
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/BioShock'' explores this with the inhabitants of Rapture, most notably the Little Sisters. While Atlas argues that they are nothing more than monsters that look like [[CreepyChild sweet, innocent girls]], Tenenbaum thinks of them as her children, and refuses to see harm come to them, even going as far as developing an antidote so as to turn them back to humans.
1st Nov '15 4:30:24 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the Good ending of ''PhantasyStar'' Portable, [[spoiler: the only reason Vivienne isn't scrapped is because nobody knows what to label her as.]]
* This is the central theme of the ''MegaManZero series''. However, even it is guilty of using human aesthetics to garner sympathy for the key players. Like the X series before it, every reploid that isn't a mook looks almost indistinguishable from a human, with animal/more machine-like reploids attaining MauveShirt status at most.

to:

* In the Good ending of ''PhantasyStar'' Portable, ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarPortable'', [[spoiler: the only reason Vivienne isn't scrapped is because nobody knows what to label her as.]]
* This is the central theme of the ''MegaManZero ''VideoGame/MegaManZero series''. However, even it is guilty of using human aesthetics to garner sympathy for the key players. Like the X series before it, every reploid that isn't a mook looks almost indistinguishable from a human, with animal/more machine-like reploids attaining MauveShirt status at most.
26th Oct '15 2:18:49 PM Arachnos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} draws much of its appeal from subverting this trope as hard as it can. The "monsters" you meet, even those who oppose you, are sympathetic characters with their own motives and AlwaysChaoticEvil is nowhere to be found. If you kill them instead of settling things amicably, the game makes it very clear that [[YouBastard you are doing a very bad thing]], and at the end... [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment you're going to have]] [[MemeticMutation a bad time]].

to:

* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' draws much of its appeal from subverting this trope as hard as it can. The "monsters" you meet, even those who oppose you, are sympathetic characters with their own motives and AlwaysChaoticEvil is nowhere to be found. If you kill them instead of settling things amicably, the game makes it very clear that [[YouBastard you are doing a very bad thing]], and at the end... [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment you're going to have]] [[MemeticMutation a bad time]].
26th Oct '15 2:18:37 PM Arachnos
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Noel struggles with this after discovering [[spoiler:not only is she a clone, but she's been artificially introduced to the timeline - objectively, she shouldn't exist]], and it drives her SuperpoweredEvilSide Mu-12- to complete omnicidal nihilism. Come the third game, [[spoiler:her friends help her come to terms with it, and she accepts that she's a doll, but one with thoughts and feelings, making her no less of a person. ''Cogito ergo sum'' if you will.]]

to:

* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'': Noel struggles with this after discovering [[spoiler:not only is she a clone, but she's been artificially introduced to the timeline - objectively, she shouldn't exist]], and it drives her SuperpoweredEvilSide Mu-12- to complete omnicidal nihilism. Come the third game, [[spoiler:her friends help her come to terms with it, and she accepts that she's a doll, but one with thoughts and feelings, making her no less of a person. ''Cogito ergo sum'' if you will.]]]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}} draws much of its appeal from subverting this trope as hard as it can. The "monsters" you meet, even those who oppose you, are sympathetic characters with their own motives and AlwaysChaoticEvil is nowhere to be found. If you kill them instead of settling things amicably, the game makes it very clear that [[YouBastard you are doing a very bad thing]], and at the end... [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment you're going to have]] [[MemeticMutation a bad time]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 138. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=WhatMeasureIsANonHuman.VideoGames