History WrongGenreSavvy / VideoGames

15th Sep '17 3:18:49 PM HighCrate
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has an example that borders on EntertaininglyWrong - the Stormcloaks initially believe that the dragon at Helgen is controlled by the Legion, while the Legion believe that the Stormcloaks woke up a dragon to aid them in the war. Both believe it's far too much of a coincidence that it showed up right as Ulfric was about to be executed. The Blades think the dragon was awakened by the Thalmor and meant to prolong the civil war by saving Ulfric's life, and the Thalmor believe it's the Blades stirring up the Dragons too for whatever reason. All of them are wrong. It showed up because of ''you,'' and none of the earthly conflicts had ''anything to do with it''. Delphine hangs a massive lampshade on this when she learns that the Thalmor are clueless as well, basically saying "ironic, isn't it? All the old enemies blame each other for something that has nothing to do with any of them."

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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has an example that borders on EntertaininglyWrong - the Stormcloaks initially believe that the dragon at Helgen is controlled by the Legion, while the Legion believe that the Stormcloaks woke up a dragon to aid them in the war. Both believe it's far too much of a coincidence that it showed up right as Ulfric was about to be executed. The Blades think the dragon was awakened by the Thalmor and meant to prolong the civil war by saving Ulfric's life, and the Thalmor believe it's the Blades stirring up the Dragons too for whatever reason. All of them are wrong. It showed up because of ''you,'' and none of the earthly conflicts had ''anything to do with it''. Delphine hangs a massive lampshade on this when she learns that the Thalmor are clueless as well, basically saying "ironic, isn't it? All the old enemies blame each other for something that has nothing to do with any of them."
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15th Sep '17 11:58:40 AM Cronosonic
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.

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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.day.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has an example that borders on EntertaininglyWrong - the Stormcloaks initially believe that the dragon at Helgen is controlled by the Legion, while the Legion believe that the Stormcloaks woke up a dragon to aid them in the war. Both believe it's far too much of a coincidence that it showed up right as Ulfric was about to be executed. The Blades think the dragon was awakened by the Thalmor and meant to prolong the civil war by saving Ulfric's life, and the Thalmor believe it's the Blades stirring up the Dragons too for whatever reason. All of them are wrong. It showed up because of ''you,'' and none of the earthly conflicts had ''anything to do with it''. Delphine hangs a massive lampshade on this when she learns that the Thalmor are clueless as well, basically saying "ironic, isn't it? All the old enemies blame each other for something that has nothing to do with any of them."
31st Aug '17 12:39:58 PM GoblinCipher
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.

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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.
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20th May '17 3:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a few cases where characters new to the supernatural side of things think the world they are in works by common horror tropes. Most notable would be one of the thin-bloods, who thinks a full blood transfusion or killing the head vampire can cure him from vampirism. [[{{Jerkass}} The player can milk his gullibility for all it is worth.]] Another example would be when you get a mission to keep the zombie population at a local graveyard under control for a bit.

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* ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' has a few cases where characters new to the supernatural side of things think the world they are in works by common horror tropes. Most notable would be one of the thin-bloods, who thinks a full blood transfusion or killing the head vampire can cure him from vampirism. [[{{Jerkass}} The player can milk his gullibility for all it is worth.]] Another example would be when you get a mission to keep the zombie population at a local graveyard under control for a bit.
7th Apr '17 5:08:09 AM HighCrate
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* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the protagonist's uncle Ryotaro Dojima is a HardboiledDetective investigating the same unexplainable SerialKiller case as the protagonist. Unfortunately, while he ''is'' good at his job, he winds up [[PoliceAreUseless lagging behind the main characters]] due to his belief that it's a mundane LockedRoomMystery rather than an UrbanFantasy.

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* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the protagonist's uncle Ryotaro Dojima is a HardboiledDetective investigating the same unexplainable SerialKiller case as the protagonist. Unfortunately, while he ''is'' good at his job, he winds up [[PoliceAreUseless lagging behind the main characters]] due to his belief that it's a mundane LockedRoomMystery rather than an UrbanFantasy.
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6th Apr '17 9:24:56 PM Dirtyblue929
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* In VideoGame/{{Persona4}}, the protagonist's uncle Ryotaro Dojima is a HardboiledDetective investigating the same unexplainable SerialKiller case as the protagonist. Unfortunately, while he ''is'' good at his job, he winds up [[PoliceAreUseless lagging behind the main characters]] due to his belief that it's a mundane LockedRoomMystery rather than an UrbanFantasy.

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* In VideoGame/{{Persona4}}, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the protagonist's uncle Ryotaro Dojima is a HardboiledDetective investigating the same unexplainable SerialKiller case as the protagonist. Unfortunately, while he ''is'' good at his job, he winds up [[PoliceAreUseless lagging behind the main characters]] due to his belief that it's a mundane LockedRoomMystery rather than an UrbanFantasy.
6th Apr '17 9:24:45 PM Dirtyblue929
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* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.

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* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.though.
* In VideoGame/{{Persona4}}, the protagonist's uncle Ryotaro Dojima is a HardboiledDetective investigating the same unexplainable SerialKiller case as the protagonist. Unfortunately, while he ''is'' good at his job, he winds up [[PoliceAreUseless lagging behind the main characters]] due to his belief that it's a mundane LockedRoomMystery rather than an UrbanFantasy.
31st Mar '17 3:43:08 PM RacattackForce
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.

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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.day.
* The character Linkle in ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors''. She fully believes that, due to the stories her grandmother told her as a child, that she is the reincarnation of the legendary Hero. She isn't. Link, as always, is the actual reincarnation of the Hero's Spirit. That said, she isn't worthless, as while she isn't the Hero, she (unknowingly) makes for a fantastic {{Sidekick}} who ultimately gives the support needed to help save Hyrule. Poor gal never does meet Link though.
11th Mar '17 4:02:27 PM HighCrate
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* Erritis from ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera''. ''Tides of Numenera'' is a very thoughtful, contemplative, and highly philosophical game with very few forced combat sequences. Errits thinks he's a hero in a ThudAndBlunder tale, looking for grand, heroic battles.

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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.
* Erritis from ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera''. ''Tides of Numenera'' is a very thoughtful, contemplative, and highly philosophical game with very few forced combat sequences. Errits thinks he's a hero in a ThudAndBlunder tale, looking for grand, heroic battles.
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11th Mar '17 2:28:11 PM KillerClowns
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-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.

to:

-->'''Flynn:''' Sorry love, but this isn't a movie. And you're not the plucky girl who reforms the villain and saves the day.day.
* Erritis from ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera''. ''Tides of Numenera'' is a very thoughtful, contemplative, and highly philosophical game with very few forced combat sequences. Errits thinks he's a hero in a ThudAndBlunder tale, looking for grand, heroic battles.
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