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20th Oct '17 11:10:50 PM rjd1922
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** [[spoiler:Wheatley]] becomes this. At first, he's your friend and guide, helping you escape Aperture, but when he connects to [=GlaDOs=]'s body and becomes in control of the facility, he goes mad with power and [[FaceHeelTurn betrays you.]] But during the final battle with him, if you listen long enough, he begins ranting. He hysterically claims that you've been using him and that you plan on running off with [=GlaDOs=] once you could escape. He even accuses that you didn't catch him when he disconnected from his management rail [[note]]Which is unfortunately true...[[/note]], which he honestly believed would kill him! And worst of all... he's ''[[TearJerker crying...]]''

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** [[spoiler:Wheatley]] becomes this. At first, he's your friend and guide, helping you escape Aperture, but when he connects to [=GlaDOs=]'s [=GLaDOS=]'s body and becomes in control of the facility, he goes mad with power and [[FaceHeelTurn betrays you.]] But during the final battle with him, if you listen long enough, he begins ranting. He hysterically claims that you've been using him and that you plan on running off with [=GlaDOs=] [=GLaDOS=] once you could escape. He even accuses that you didn't catch him when he disconnected from his management rail [[note]]Which is unfortunately true...[[/note]], which he honestly believed would kill him! And worst of all... he's ''[[TearJerker crying...]]''
4th Sep '17 11:00:19 AM VisitorAlex
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* Niko Bellic from ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' fits very well. As a child, Niko aspired to become an astronaut. But an abusive father, combined with being drafted as a ChildSoldier during the Yugoslav Wars (and feeling regretful for the atrocities he either witnessed or committed), and witnessing a personal betrayal that saw several of his childhood friends (and fellow platoon mates) gunned down all drove him into becoming cynical.

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Niko Bellic from ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' fits very well. As a child, Niko aspired to become an astronaut. But an abusive father, combined with being drafted as a ChildSoldier during the Yugoslav Wars (and feeling regretful for the atrocities he either witnessed or committed), and witnessing a personal betrayal that saw several of his childhood friends (and fellow platoon mates) gunned down all drove him into becoming cynical.cynical.
** Trevor Philips from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. Implied to be one. Given all the misfortunes that he has gone through his life, it is not difficult to imagine that much of his traumas contributed to his AxCrazy behavior.
30th Aug '17 11:01:22 AM PriceCheck
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* [[spoiler: Eveline]] from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7''. [[spoiler: She was a young girl who was ruthlessly experimented on and turned into a living bio-weapon. She is so desperate to find the family unity she never had that she's willing to do anything. When Mia tried to find her after she went rogue, she is begging her caretaker to become her mom and has a emotional breakdown when Mia screams at her that she will never become her mother. When Ethan kills most of the Bakers and foils her plans, she laments how everybody seems to hate her and want to kill her, unable to truly understand the inherent evil in her actions. When Mia returns to the ship, she captures Ethan in a second attempt to make Mia reconsider becoming her mother, being so desperate that she even promises to make him love her forever, if Mia in return loves her.]]

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* [[spoiler: Eveline]] from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7''. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7'', read more sympathetically. [[spoiler: She was a young girl who was ruthlessly experimented on and turned into created as a living bio-weapon. She is so desperate to find the family unity she never had that she's willing to do anything. When Mia tried to find bio-weapon and then kept away from any kind of normal life her after she went rogue, she is begging her entirely childhood, save for one caretaker to become who clearly doesn't care about her mom and has a emotional breakdown as much as she pretends to. Her crying when Mia screams at her that she will never become her mother. When Ethan kills most of the Bakers and foils her plans, she laments how everybody seems is ready to hate kill her and want to kill her, unable to truly asking why everyone hates her could be seen as sociopathic moral myopia on her part, or just a sad girl who genuinely doesn't understand the inherent evil in her actions. When Mia returns to the ship, she captures Ethan in a second attempt to make Mia reconsider becoming her mother, being so desperate that she even promises to make him love her forever, if Mia in return loves her.actions.]]
23rd Aug '17 2:13:50 PM MinisterOfSinister
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** The writers [[DependingOnTheWriters can't seem to agree]] on whether or not Ner'zhul is this. In the original canon he was a borderline cartoon villain who got more than he bargained for; in ''Literature/RiseOfTheHorde'' and ''Literature/BeyondTheDarkPortal'' he's portrayed as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who is tricked into aiding genocide and the corruption of his people and unable to stop it once it's set in motion, later suffering for his actions and those as Warchief of the Horde of Draenor by being made into the Lich King, a state of eternal torment and damnation that only deepened his bitterness and status as a FallenHero.
** Kaelynara Sunchaser, a minor quest antagonist from ''Warlords of Draenor''. At first her draining a crystal mine of its magical energy at the expense of destroying the mine and everyone in it seems to be just regular old blood elf magic-lust at work. Then you find the "Tear-stained Letter" on her body, which reveals she was dismissed from her mage instructor's service in an [[KickTheDog incredibly cruel, callous fashion]] with the none-too-subtle message that she was of no use to anyone and which implies her actions were a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, casting her actions in a new, tragic light. It verges on UnintentionallySympathetic since the NPCs don't offer her any sympathy and seem to dismiss her as simply a cautionary tale. His sheer cruelty towards her also turned her master into TheScrappy for many.

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** The writers [[DependingOnTheWriters [[DependingOnTheWriter can't seem to agree]] on whether or not Ner'zhul is this. In the original canon he was a borderline cartoon villain who got more than he bargained for; in ''Literature/RiseOfTheHorde'' and ''Literature/BeyondTheDarkPortal'' he's portrayed as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who is tricked into aiding genocide and the corruption of his people and unable to stop it once it's set in motion, later suffering for his actions and those as Warchief of the Horde of Draenor by being made into the Lich King, a state of eternal torment and damnation that only deepened his bitterness and status as a FallenHero.
** Kaelynara Sunchaser, a minor quest antagonist from ''Warlords of Draenor''. At first her draining a crystal mine of its magical energy at the expense of destroying the mine and everyone in it seems to be just regular old blood elf magic-lust at work. Then you find the "Tear-stained Letter" on her body, which reveals she was dismissed from her mage instructor's service in an [[KickTheDog incredibly cruel, callous fashion]] with the none-too-subtle message that she was of no use to anyone and which implies her actions were a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, casting her actions in a new, tragic light. It verges on UnintentionallySympathetic since the NPCs [=NPCs=] don't offer her any sympathy and seem to dismiss her as simply a cautionary tale. His sheer cruelty towards her also turned her master into TheScrappy for many.
23rd Aug '17 2:13:20 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* Yasha from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is a combination of this and Stoic Woobie, who is legitimately the only one of the deities that turned on Asura that feels legitimate regret for the way they treat humanity after betraying Asura, forcing them into a MartyrdomCulture.

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* Yasha from ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is a combination of this and Stoic Woobie, IronWoobie, who is legitimately the only one of the deities that turned on Asura that feels legitimate regret for the way they treat humanity after betraying Asura, forcing them into a MartyrdomCulture.



* Depending on how charitable you feel, the darker Forsaken from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' fall into this trope: their penchant for obscenely lethal plagues, doomsday weapons, and tendency to respond to any threat violently are a direct result of having once been decent, devout humans and elves before having been infected by the Plague of Undeath, killed, resurrected into undeath, corrupted by the Lich King and forced to massacre friends and family, and finally breaking free of his control only to be rejected by their faith and persecuted and hunted down by any remaining friends, family, and acquaintances. No wonder so many of them snap ''with apocalyptic fury''.

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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
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Depending on how charitable you feel, the darker members of the Forsaken from ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' may fall into this trope: their penchant for obscenely lethal plagues, doomsday weapons, and tendency to respond to any threat violently are a direct result of having trope. They were once been decent, devout humans and elves before having been being infected by the Plague of Undeath, killed, resurrected into undeath, corrupted by the Lich King and forced to massacre friends and family, and after finally breaking free of his control only to be they were rejected by their faith and persecuted and hunted down by any remaining friends, family, and acquaintances. No wonder That so many of them snap ''with with apocalyptic fury''.fury is certainly understandable, but some players feel that [[MoralEventHorizon the monstrosity of their deeds overrides their sympathetic qualities]]. There are still reasons the Forsaken are considered the TokenEvilTeammate of the Horde, after all, including their penchant for obscenely lethal plagues, doomsday weapons, experiments on living test subjects and tendency to respond to any threat violently.



** The orc warlock Gul'dan was born a cripple. He was shunned, beaten, and eventually exiled by his clan for his weakness. After weeks of starvation in the desert, he turned to the Throne of Elements and begged anyone who was listening to be made into something more, even if it was just a servant. The Elements came, but rejected Gul'dan. In that moment, the [[TheLegionsOfHell Burning Legion]] came to him. Now powered by the fel, Gul'dan killed his former clan and sought out to create a world where all would grovel before him. (Granted, the writers have said that this is Gul'Dan himself telling the story in question, and he may be something of an UnreliableNarrator, but at the least he presents himself in these terms, and we can't say for certain he's ''not'' telling the truth.)

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** The orc warlock Gul'dan was born a cripple. He was shunned, beaten, and eventually exiled by his clan for his weakness. After weeks of starvation in the desert, he turned to the Throne of Elements and begged anyone who was listening to be made into something more, even if it was just a servant. The Elements came, but rejected Gul'dan. In that moment, the [[TheLegionsOfHell Burning Legion]] came to him. Now powered by the fel, Gul'dan killed his former clan and sought out to create a world where all would grovel before him. (Granted, the writers have said It's worth noting that this is Gul'Dan himself telling the story in question, a straight-up {{Retcon}} of his original backstory, which was not even remotely sympathetic and in which he may be something of an UnreliableNarrator, but at the least he presents himself in these terms, became TheQuisling for no reasons other than {{ambition| is evil}}, {{greed}} and we lust for power.
** The writers [[DependingOnTheWriters
can't say for certain seem to agree]] on whether or not Ner'zhul is this. In the original canon he was a borderline cartoon villain who got more than he bargained for; in ''Literature/RiseOfTheHorde'' and ''Literature/BeyondTheDarkPortal'' he's ''not'' telling portrayed as a ReasonableAuthorityFigure who is tricked into aiding genocide and the truth.)corruption of his people and unable to stop it once it's set in motion, later suffering for his actions and those as Warchief of the Horde of Draenor by being made into the Lich King, a state of eternal torment and damnation that only deepened his bitterness and status as a FallenHero.
** Kaelynara Sunchaser, a minor quest antagonist from ''Warlords of Draenor''. At first her draining a crystal mine of its magical energy at the expense of destroying the mine and everyone in it seems to be just regular old blood elf magic-lust at work. Then you find the "Tear-stained Letter" on her body, which reveals she was dismissed from her mage instructor's service in an [[KickTheDog incredibly cruel, callous fashion]] with the none-too-subtle message that she was of no use to anyone and which implies her actions were a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, casting her actions in a new, tragic light. It verges on UnintentionallySympathetic since the NPCs don't offer her any sympathy and seem to dismiss her as simply a cautionary tale. His sheer cruelty towards her also turned her master into TheScrappy for many.
13th Aug '17 5:36:59 AM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', [[spoiler:The Dark Curse]], who stole the face of countless Miis, was OnceAMan that was royally ignored by everybody and came to have his own face, wheich he deemed uninteresting and blamed for his loneliness. He shed his face away and soon the rest of his body faded, leaving a bitter and envious soul behind.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', [[spoiler:The Dark Curse]], who stole the face of countless Miis, was OnceAMan WasOnceAMan that was royally ignored by everybody and came to have his own face, wheich he deemed uninteresting and blamed for his loneliness. He shed his face away and soon the rest of his body faded, leaving a bitter and envious soul behind.
13th Aug '17 5:35:46 AM Jubileus57
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'', [[spoiler:The Dark Curse]], who stole the face of countless Miis, was OnceAMan that was royally ignored by everybody and came to have his own face, wheich he deemed uninteresting and blamed for his loneliness. He shed his face away and soon the rest of his body faded, leaving a bitter and envious soul behind.
2nd Aug '17 4:44:40 AM Siempie
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* The only reason ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Emerl doesn't end up as one of these is because [[spoiler:Sonic {{shoot|TheDog}}s [[PlayerPunch the]] [[TearJerker dog]] before it can happen.]]

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''
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The only reason ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'''s Emerl doesn't end up as one of these is because [[spoiler:Sonic {{shoot|TheDog}}s [[PlayerPunch the]] [[TearJerker dog]] before it can happen.]]
2nd Aug '17 4:27:37 AM Siempie
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''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':

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--> '''The Fallen Child''': [[spoiler: [[VictoryIsBoring There is nothing left for us here.]] Let us erase this pointless world, and move on to the next.]]

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--> ---> '''The Fallen Child''': [[spoiler: [[VictoryIsBoring There is nothing left for us here.]] Let us erase this pointless world, and move on to the next.]]
17th Jul '17 6:45:30 PM 4thWallBreaker132
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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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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
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In the [[spoiler:True Pacifist route]] of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', route]], 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.]]
** This is also what happens to the Fallen Child in the Genocide Route, if you go by the theory that they weren't evil. [[spoiler:They [[ForcedToWatch could only watch as you went around killing all their friends]] and so destroys the world in the end because, since they also hated humanity, they had nothing to live for.]]
--> '''The Fallen Child''': [[spoiler: [[VictoryIsBoring There is nothing left for us here.]] Let us erase this pointless world, and move on to the next.
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