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14th May '16 5:14:16 AM harharhar
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** Dracula may be the GodOfEvil, Prince Of Darkness, TheAntiGod, what-have-you, but one has to wonder if he would have become such had he not suffered the deaths of his two wives. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence His first wife's death]] caused him, then a Crusades warrior, to [[FaithHeelTurn renounce God]], along the way stealing the power of another vampire with the help of Death. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight As stated later on]], several centuries later, he calmed down, fell in love with a human woman and had a son with her and might have been redeemed... had it not that some people [[BurnTheWitch accused her as a witch and burned her]], and he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge snapped]] and declared war on humanity.



** Dracula can be considered as one too. ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' reveals that he once fell in love with a human, and had a son with her, and he was happy. Then [[HumansAreBastards some idiots]] [[BurnTheWitch accused her of being a witch and burned her]]. Dracula [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge snapped]].
** This happened at least TWICE. One lead him to become Dracula in [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaLamentOfInnocence the first place]], he was a devout man until she got killed, and went hog wild with the help of Death and the stolen power of another Vampire. After a while of this, he mellowed out and met a woman who might have even redeemed him... who then got killed by a bunch of witch hunters, causing him to REALLY lose it (Aulcard came from the second pairing, and takes it on himself to help shut down Daddy when he awakens).
14th Mar '16 2:28:02 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries. [[TheLostLenore Enough said.]]. Also in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Arkham Knight, aka Jason Todd]], is one too.

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** Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries. [[TheLostLenore Enough said.]]. ]] Also in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Arkham Knight, aka Jason Todd]], is one too.
14th Mar '16 1:30:53 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries. [[TheLostLenore Enough said.]]

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** Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries. [[TheLostLenore Enough said.]] ]]. Also in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' it is revealed that [[spoiler: Arkham Knight, aka Jason Todd]], is one too.
11th Feb '16 12:18:09 AM Zorc62
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* Anders in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' becomes this by the end of the game. After a time growing up in the Mages Circle--a life stuck in a tower, bound to do whatever [[PathOfInspiration the Chantry]] asked him to--he escaped from the [[KnightTemplar Templars]]... seven times. On the last time, he joined the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Grey Wardens to escape more permanently.]] It's all downhill for him after that, unfortunately. The Grey Wardens consider him a wuss and mock him enough that he leaves, and then he lets a wayward Spirit of Justice--once a friend of his--into his body. All of this isn't too bad, but it starts getting nasty when [[spoiler:he goes to Kirkwall.]] The sheer dark magic of the place corrupts Justice into a Demon of Vengeance. By the time Dragon Age II begins, he's constantly fighting for control over the influence of Vengeance/Justice. After all of this, his brooding is pretty justified. (He gets added points for being the constantly-hunted leader of a Mages' Rights group.) In the final act, though, [[DemonicPossession he can't fight Justice off anymore,]] and essentially performs a [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope terrorist attack on the local branch of the Chantry.]] Talk about a TraumaCongaLine. Ultimately, his fate is left up to [[PlayerCharacter Hawke.]]

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* Anders in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' becomes this by the end of the game. After a time growing up in the Mages Circle--a life stuck in a tower, bound to do whatever [[PathOfInspiration the Chantry]] asked him to--he escaped from the [[KnightTemplar Templars]]... seven times. On the last time, he joined the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Grey Wardens to escape more permanently.]] It's all downhill for him after that, unfortunately. The Grey Wardens consider him a wuss and mock him enough that he leaves, and then he lets a wayward Spirit of Justice--once a friend of his--into his body. All of this isn't too bad, but it starts getting nasty when [[spoiler:he goes to Kirkwall.]] The sheer dark magic of the place corrupts Justice into a Demon of Vengeance. By the time Dragon Age II begins, he's constantly fighting for control over the influence of Vengeance/Justice. After all of this, his brooding is pretty justified. (He gets added points for being the constantly-hunted leader of a Mages' Rights group.) In the final act, though, [[DemonicPossession [[spoiler:[[DemonicPossession he can't fight Justice off anymore,]] and essentially performs a [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope terrorist attack on the local branch of the Chantry.]] ]]]] Talk about a TraumaCongaLine. Ultimately, his fate is left up to [[PlayerCharacter Hawke.]]
23rd Jan '16 10:37:39 AM LordInsane
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** The King of Shadows himself, the BigBad of the Original Campaign. [[spoiler:He started out as the greatest hero of the ancient realm of Illefarn. Then he volunteered for a horrifically painful ritual that turned him into a construct of pure magic, the Guardian, to make an effective deterrent to [[TheEmpire Netheril]]. Then the Netherese wizard Karsus tried to usurp Mystryl's place as god of magic and all hell broke loose. The Weave was interrupted and the Guardian faced destruction. He chose to continue his vigil over Illefarn by drawing power from the [[BlackMagic Shadow Weave]]. That's when he became the King of Shadows. Illefarn tried to destroy him and only succeeded in binding him outside the Material Plane.]]

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** The King of Shadows himself, the BigBad of the Original Campaign. [[spoiler:He started out as the greatest hero of the ancient realm of Illefarn. Then he volunteered for a horrifically painful ritual that turned him into a construct of pure magic, the Guardian, to make an effective deterrent to [[TheEmpire Netheril]]. Then the Netherese wizard Karsus tried to usurp Mystryl's place as god of magic[[note]]Not actually, according to the source material -- Karsus himself arguably fits in this trope -- but when you're borrowing power from the goddess of magic and the consequences end up being he death and magic being permanently reduced, who'd believe you were actually just trying to save your people and thought you were making a HeroicSacrifice?[[/note]] and all hell broke loose. The Weave was interrupted and the Guardian faced destruction. He chose to continue his vigil over Illefarn by drawing power from the [[BlackMagic Shadow Weave]]. That's when he became the King of Shadows. Illefarn tried to destroy him and only succeeded in binding him outside the Material Plane.]]
8th Jan '16 7:20:32 PM Discar
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** Alessa Gillespie is another textbook example. She was [[spoiler:burned to the point of near death but kept alive in excruciating pain, force-fed experimental hallucinogenics, and forcibly impregnated with ''[[OurGodsAreGreater God]]''. This was all done by her mother.]]

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** Alessa Gillespie is another textbook example. She was [[spoiler:burned to the point of near death but kept alive in excruciating pain, force-fed experimental hallucinogenics, and forcibly impregnated with ''[[OurGodsAreGreater ''[[OurGodsAreDifferent God]]''. This was all done by her mother.]]
24th Dec '15 2:00:24 AM CassandraLeo
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*** Even [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI the original game]] provides evidence for this interpretation, although there he is quite likely one of the darkest interpretations of this trope in history. It's outright stated (in a segment that many players miss because you have to go out of your way to see it) that Kefka was literally driven insane during the process that made him a Magitek Knight, so it's not so much him rejecting forces other than destruction (i.e., love and hope) as literally [[EvilCannotComprehendGood not being able to comprehend them in the first place]]. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental material for the game]] also reveals that Kefka was once one of the Empire's top generals, then forced to step down after the Magitek infusion damaged his mind. He was then reappointed as Gestahl's personal lackey and made to oversee the perfected Magitek knights, Celes and Terra, but what ''really'' drove him over the edge was seeing Leo take up his former position and outdo him in pretty much every respect possible. Finally, after the Returners give their collective WorldOfCardboardSpeech at the end of the game, Kefka looks down and turns away for a minute, seeming distinctly sad. Unfortunately, that's when he ''really'' goes off the deep end.
18th Dec '15 7:35:04 AM RobbSony3
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* Niko Bellic from ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoIV''. He's an ex-human trafficker trying to find a new life in America, after all. Given his tragic past, he's possibly still trapped in a wartime mind-set, which may well explain his sociopathic tendencies better than being an actual sociopath.

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* Niko Bellic from ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoIV''. He's an ex-human trafficker trying to find a new life in America, after all. Given his tragic past, The game clearly implies that he's possibly still trapped in a wartime mind-set, which may well explain his sociopathic tendencies better than very unhappy man for being an actual sociopath.a murderer. Sure he's cold at times and did terrible things in the past, but his entire childhood was spent in war, violence and poverty. Following the game's plot, he does nothing but return to the old ways of the violent life.
14th Dec '15 2:04:41 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Mr. Freeze, aka Victor Fries. [[TheLostLenore Enough said.]]
30th Oct '15 5:40:16 AM Kitch
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* In the [[spoiler:True Pacifist route]] of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', this is how [[spoiler:Asriel Dreemurr]] turns out. [[spoiler:He had spent so long in the Flowey form, unable to feel emotions, but really just missed his "best friend", the first Fallen Child. After Frisk snaps him out of it and saves him, he realizes the first Fallen Child wasn't that great a friend.]]
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