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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Franziska von Karma constantly refers to people by their full names. When she is called by her first name, she says that calling people by their full names is rude.
** Like father, like daughter, at least in regards to hypocrisy. [[spoiler: Case four of ''Investigations'']] has a great example of this:
--->'''Manfred''': There shall be no yelling in this sacred hall of law! ''[Coupled with a loud cane slam and the sound effects denoting yelling.]''
** In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney Trials & Tribulations]]'' during Mia's (as well as Edgeworth's) first trial Edgeworth comes up with phrases like ''"Young people these days simply don't know how to respect their elders"'' or ''"I can't be outwitted by this novice bimbo",'' to the point of Mia outright calling him a hypocrite ([[FirstPersonSmartass in her head]]). Might be justified in a way for as long as he copies his mentor's fashion preferences and gestures at the time, he might also be copying him right down to speech.
--->'''Edgeworth:''' *sigh*... The rashness of youth. How charming.
--->'''Mia:''' (This coming from someone younger than me!)
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' gives the character of Justine Courtney. She claims that Edgeworth hinders investigations by hiding evidence and taking his investigation into legally murky areas. However, Justine does the same thing in the 4th case. When evidence is brought to light that she had ample opportunity to be the killer [[note]]As Justine was the only person who entered the crime scene other than the victim[[/note]], she dismisses the evidence without a second thought, then uses evidence she is already aware was fabricated to arrest an innocent girl. And [[KarmaHoudini she is given no comeuppance for this]].
* Commissioner Gordon in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' called out Batman for supposedly killing Bane and refuses to work with him. Except that previously he shot two mooks trying to kill Warden Joseph for the same reason as Batman did (Saving an innocent life). Nobody even acknowledges it when Batman defends himself.
* ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series.
** [[VideoGame/BioShock1 First game's]] Andrew Ryan founded the underwater city of Rapture to be an [[Creator/AynRand Objectivist]] utopia, where personal freedom and self-advancement were valued above all else. However, Ryan's desire to keep his city an Objectivist utopia eventually led to him taking dictatorial control over the city -- in direct violation of all the principles on which Rapture was founded -- to prevent it from falling into the hands of his (much more competent) competition... exactly the way his own theory said it ought to.
** ''VideoGame/BioShock2'' has Sofia Lamb, who is an extremely outspoken collectivist who preaches that man needs to ignore his selfish desires to advance the greater good (the exact opposite ideals of Ryan). Yet many of her actions are essentially pushing her own beliefs onto others, diverting blame away from herself, refusing to admit she might be wrong, and rarely listens to other's ideas. This makes her a very self centered and biased woman who has a superiority complex with the very flaws she preaches against. Granted, she admits that she is flawed and has biases, yet she remains blind to how contradictory her words and her ''horrible'' actions really are.
* ''VideoGames/{{Borderlands2}}'' 's very own [[BigBad Handsome Jack]]. He views [[spoiler:Angel's suicide-by-vault-hunter]] as the the murder of an innocent girl, and regularly calls the Vault Hunters "child-killers" after it happens, but he himself has implicitly, and in one case very explicitly, killed children, including those of his ''own employees''. In addition, he ruthlessly mocks [[spoiler:Helena Pierce's facial scars]], in spite of the fact that [[spoiler:he himself is scarred under his mask.]] Also, despite disliking his former boss calling him John, [[MaliciousMisnaming he does the same thing when referring to Jeffery Blake as "Jimmy"]]. And, he considers death a perfectly suitable punishment for swearing and often chastises [[spoiler:Angel]] for doing so. This does not stop him from throwing the odd swear word around.
* The dwarves in ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' hate humans for their genocidal, polluting ways. They also commit genocide against the faeries and fight using filthy, smoke-spewing tanks. That the game doesn't recognize the contradiction here is one of the major dividing points in its fanbase.
* The Global Liberation Army in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'' are pretty much this trope. At first, they scream incessantly about oppression, imperialism, and how just they are. Other comments, however, underscore that they're basically ill-tempered, sadistic, sociopathic low-lifes to a man, and have no problem in killing civilians to get what they want. Except for the lowly Workers, who are some of the single most hilariously down-trodden, abused schmucks in gaming history.
* In ''[[VideoGame/DeadToRights Dead to Rights Retribution]]'', [[CowboyCop Jack Slate]] calls the [[PoliceBrutality G.A.C.]] JudgeJuryAndExecutioner. He's not quite wrong, but in terms of PoliceBrutality (Case in point, his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bA3Uj6XtnI takedown]] moves.) he's at least as bad as them, if not worse.
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' - [[spoiler: Super Hero Aurum is a gigantic hypocrite. He kills a nice guy, imposes as a loyal butler, and messes up the next two hundred years of Mao's life to raise him as a cruel and wicked overlord, and all so he (Aurum, that is) could have a truly evil villain to fight. He even abuses his number one fan with a death curse while the poor lad remains painfully oblivious to the fact his mentor betrayed him up until the last moment. By the time Mao turns things around ([[MultipleEndings if he does turn things around]]), the entirety of his party is more than ready to tear him a new one for committing hypocritically evil acts on such a grand scale.]]
** [[spoiler:Aurum has gone pretty much insane from being absurdly powerful and having nobody to fight for hundreds of years, and doesn't seem to be able to die after having absorbed the powers of so many evil gods. Of course, gaining evil powers [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity isn't good for your psyche]] either.]]
* ''VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry'': Vergil absolutely ''despises'' [[BigBad Mundus]] for his poor treatment of the humans, but doesn't [[FantasticRacism have a very high opinion of them]] himself. Dante even accuses him of being NotSoDifferent than Mundus.
** Mundus also hates Dante and Virgil for murdering his wife in cold blood, despite doing the same thing to their mother and planned to do it again to them.
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', almost everyone says that blood magic is evil, including the mages in the party and the PlayerCharacter if the player so chooses. Despite this, all mage characters in the party may learn the Blood Mage specialization. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation They will continue to declare its evilness]].
** Loghain Mac Tir always froths in moral outrage at the mere mention of Orlais because of how it "enslaved" Ferelden decades before the events of the story, and uses it to justify most of more morally questionable actions. But as regent he sold the City Elves into literal slavery. If called out on it by the player, he'll try to justify it with his usual "I Did What I Had to Do to save Ferelden" line, neatly glossing over the fact that the elves are citizens of Ferelden. Instead of showing remorse, he is dismissive and contemptuous, and even has the audacity to call a City Elf player ''egotistical'' for not instantly getting over it.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' Knight-Commander Meredith sees magic as a curse, and mages as a major threat to her city who must be contained at all costs. [[spoiler:So she uses an ancient magical artifact to give herself magical superpowers and animate statues to indiscriminately attack people in the final battle.]]
** The same could be said about Anders, who accuses her of going too far in her treatment of mages as dangerous people, yet he [[spoiler:proves just how dangerous and obsessed he himself is - ask the people in the Chantry he blew up]]. Not exactly the strongest point in making mages seem like all the other people.
** And Fenris believes Mages are too powerful to be trusted and will inevitably abuse their power, so they should accept being enslaved and controlled by the Chantry. He himself is an escaped slave with magical powers who is being hunted by his former master and will mercilessly kill those who are no longer a threat to him if they piss him off enough. Like Meredith he has a massive FreudianExcuse, but it gets a little old when he spouts out reasons for mistreating mages that could just as easily apply to him. Anders calls him out on this.
** Anders is just as bad when dealing with party members, especially Merrill, who is an extremely sweet and friendly blood mage. During her quest, when someone runs from her and gets killed messily, she says that the runner fled her as if she was a monster, at which point Anders bluntly says that she is one. This happens even if Anders himself callously murdered a young mage while under the thrall of the spirit he willingly allowed to possess him, whereas Merrill mostly uses her blood magic to attempt to restore a fragment of lost Elven history, meaning that Anders is saying this despite being ''more monstrous'' than Merrill, and predicting her eventual fall into a dark fate that he himself greeted with open arms!
** The Dwarves of Orzammar are loaded with all kinds of hypocrisy.
*** King Endrin Aeducan of Orzammar [[spoiler: Told Harrowmont on his deathbed to not let Bhelen become king of Orzammar because he suspected that Bhelen had something to do with Trian's death and his other siblings' exile. Bhelen tells the Dwarf Noble that Endrin himself convinced his older brother to enter the Proving against a convicted murderer.]]
*** Orzammar constantly needs goods from the surface, yet any Dwarf who lives there is Casteless and disconnected from the Stone. Well, except for those who become Grey Wardens.
*** The Casteless Dwarves are considered rejects and a stain on Orzammar society. Yet the Nobles do not hesitate using the Cartas' skills in subterfuge for their own ends. And many Male Nobles would love to lay with a Noble Hunter to increase their House.
** During companion dialogue Morrigan flirts with Sten a bit. If you are in a romance with Morrigan, Sten will remind her that she is with you, to which she replies that she belongs to no one and that you probably wouldn't mind. Yet if you are also in a romance with Leliana or Zevran, she will be mad at you for cheating on her.
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' has [[TheDragon High Overseer Campbell]]. Despite being the head of a religious organisation dedicated to rooting out the practice of black magic and [[HumanoidAbomination The Outsider]] worship, he maintains a secret room full of books detailing spells, as well as an Outsider rune. His room also contains discarded ladies' undergarments and notes from a nearby brothel, despite preaching of virtue and temperance. [[spoiler:Although, the brothel ''is'' where Lady Emily is being held, but it does mention that he likes being there to sample their services while keeping an eye on Emily. [[PedophilePriest In fact, that probably hints on something even worse about Campbell]].]] If you aim the heart at him, it says, "He breaks each of the Seven Strictures daily. It is his own private joke."
* Several of the prominent antagonists in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' suffer from this:
** Caesar is an EvilLuddite who considers over-dependence on technology to be a sign of weakness, and forbids the use of any medicine more complicated than healing powder (a concoction of medicinal herbs). This has resulted in thousands dying in his empire due to improper medical care, which he dismisses because apparently they were too weak to live. However, he keeps a broken Auto-Doc in his tent and, if [[PlayerCharacter the courier]] sides with him, commands the courier to fix it so it can cure him of a brain tumour. Plus his EliteMooks get to use more technologically advanced weapons than the lower ranking members.
*** Caesar's Legion generally has ''tons'' of this. Firstly, they preach at how important loyalty is (in fact, it's the reason [[KickTheSonOfABitch they butchered]] [[WretchedHive Nipton]]) but constantly betray their allies, in fact betraying and assimilating their allies is practically their official policy. Secondly, the Legion is strongly opposed to drugs, but Hydra can occasionally be found on the bodies of dead legionnaires, and it's implied that they manufacture drugs themselves.
*** The Legion also propagates the idea that [[TheSocialDarwinist survival must come through personal strength]], right down to the lowliest Legionnaire. Vulpes Inculta himself claims that the main reason he butchered or enslaved the entire town of [[WretchedHive Nipton]] is because they were too weak to prevent him from doing it, and therefore they deserved it. If you decide to kill him then and there and demonstrate his own weakness, his allies send assassins after you to avenge his death. Guess the whole "survival of the strongest" thing only applies when it's convenient to them.
** Ulysses, from the ''Lonesome Road'' DLC, invites the Courier to the Divide so he can deliver a massive WhatTheHellHero about how actions can have unforeseen consequences [[spoiler:(A package the courier delivered to the Divide detonated the nukes that were stored there and completely wrecked the place)]]. But playing through the other three DLC will show that Ulysses himself has caused plenty of chaos throughout the Wasteland, often as an indirect consequence of his actions: [[spoiler:He led the White Legs during the sacking of New Canaan, which was just as prosperous as the town the Courier accidentally destroyed, and he trained them and gave them machine guns, allowing them to become the major antagonists of ''Honest Hearts''. He almost released the [[MadScientist Think-Tank]] from their imprisonment in Big MT by asking them an ArmorPiercingQuestion. And he told Elijah the location of the Sierra Madre, setting in motion the events of ''Dead Money'', which results in dozens of people getting kidnapped and murdered and the entire continent nearly being drowned under poison gas as part of Elijah's plan.]] Unfortunately, since the DLC aren't programmed to interact with each other, there's no way to call him out on this.
** Elijah is a huge example in ''Dead Money''. For example, he'll talk down to you for using a Pip-Boy, saying that it dulls your brain... but you can clearly see him using a Pip-Boy himself. He expresses amazement at how many people he's been forced to kill because they let their greed for the Sierra Madre's treasure get the better of them and compromised his plans, not realising that he's suffering the same obsession as they were.
*** He also criticizes his previous captives for trying to take advantage of each other and killing each other when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they've outlived their usefulness]], necessitating the linked collars, yet once you get into the Villa, he suggests you kill off your now useless team. And once you open the Vault (unless you're evil and make a deal with him) he'll come down to kill you himself.
** Salt-Upon-Wounds, leader of the White Legs from ''Honest Hearts'', says that he and his tribe are are honorable and strong warriors, but he'll beg for mercy if [[OneManArmy Joshua Graham]] shows up, kills all his warriors, and holds him at gunpoint. Even worse, he says that Joshua Graham is crazy because [[YouNoTakeCandle "he kill all White Legs"]], even though Salt-Upon-Wounds ordered the slaughter of every man, woman, and child in New Canaan- Joshua Graham's hometown.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is set ten years after the events of ''3'' and the Eastern Brotherhood of Steel has discarded the idealistic humanitarian beliefs of [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Owyn and Sarah Lyons]] in favour of their old "keep technology out of people's hands to keep it from being abused" mission. This is said while invading the Commonwealth with armies of knights in PoweredArmor, fleets of Vertibirds, [[spoiler:a CoolAirship and a rebuilt Liberty Prime]]. Basically, what they've done is shuffle the deck until they've ended up with all the best cards.
* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' - Saber, who is basically female Shirou with less delusions, as a heroic example. ''Archer'' is the one to call her out on her treatment of Shirou's ideal by pointing out that her wish is the same as his only 'more so.' Tohsaka also realizes she cannot really lecture Shirou anymore when she finds herself making the same kinds of choices and is unable [[spoiler:to kill Sakura, despite the cold pragmatic value that doing so would have.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' the Church of Yevon preaches that all machina (advanced technology) is blasphemous and the reason for Sin's existence. Yet they have no compunctions with using machina weapons themselves. Learning this while exploring the church headquarters in Bevelle is essentially the final straw that causes the party to lose all faith in the church.
-->'''Wakka:''' These machines are abominations against Yevon!
-->'''Seymour:''' Then pretend you didn't see them.
-->'''Wakka:''' ...That's not something a ''maester'' would say!
-->'''Seymour:''' [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Then pretend I didn't say it.]]
* Just as Cronos is about to die at Kratos's hands in ''VideoGame/GodOfWarIII'', he accused Kratos as a coward for killing his own kin. This is despite the fact that he previously ate his children out of fear that they will soon overthrow him.
* Francis [=McReary=] from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' the Deputy Police Commissioner of [[ViceCity Liberty City]], who honestly believes that his status and position automatically make him a morally just person and acquits him of any crimes that he commits. You quickly see past this facade when he orders you to gun down people by the dozens in order to hide his corruption and more importantly, when he [[spoiler: orders you to gun down his own brother to save his career]].
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Michael and Trevor. Michael is a backstabber who criticizes other backstabbers ([[spoiler:a gold digger who gave him ten bucks and an autograph for cleaning up her sabotage of her husband's vehicle, and his psychiatrist for ratting him out after getting paid in the hundreds of thousands]]), and Trevor criticizes Michael for his betrayal of friendship, even after [[spoiler:brutally killing his best friend's cousin and said cousin's fiancee for pissing him off, and selling people to a cult]]. Neither of them are very morally conflicted about this, as seen in this exchange.
-->'''Michael:''' Ooh, Hypocrisy, Franklin; Civilization's greatest virtue.
-->'''Trevor:''' Jesus, your therapist has a lot to answer for.
-->'''Michael:''' I know, I still hate myself. But hey, at least I know the words for it now.
-->'''Trevor:''' Yeah, but I hate you, and I know the words for it, so does that mean I don't have to go to therapy-
-->'''Franklin:''' Hey, look, you two motherfuckers terrify me of that middle-age.
* The Ascalonians of ''VideoGame/GuildWars'', and particularly Gwen, decry the Charr for destroying their country and killing most of them. Unfortunately, they then go on to try to commit genocide against the Charr. Since the RPG elements of Guild Wars Nightfall are gone by [=EotN=], the player has no real choice but to go along with it.
** The Charr in ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' have their fair share of hypocrisy. They refer to the humans as cowardly and dishonorable for using artifacts like the Foefire and Stormcaller to rain magic down upon the Charr, but then turn around and praise the Searing despite it doing the same thing. Furthermore, the Charr like to rub it in the other races' (particularly the humans') faces about how they retook their ancestral homeland and have no need for gods. All the while, they conveniently forget that the Searing, which is largely what allowed them to conquer Ascalon in the first place, was the work of the now hated Flame Legion and the false gods they worshiped.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Master Xehanort claims to seek [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil Balance Between Light and Darkness]], deeming pro-Lighters like his ex-ally Eraqus too "absolute". But Xehanort himself's clearly pro-Darkness, and not only do his plans just help the Realm of Darkness and harm the Realm of Light -- thus making said pro-Lighters ProperlyParanoid -- but he has no qualms saying Darkness can't die while vowing his foes' Light will.
* Kreia of ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights Of The Old Republic II]]'' will talk about how arrogant and closed minded the Jedi are and how they should be more open to other people's ideas. Of course, if you then point out flaws in ''her'' philosophy, she'll dismiss you as incapable of understanding it.
** In addition, Kreia despises TheForce and those who are dependent on it, and [[spoiler:seeks to destroy it.]] However, all of her attacks [[spoiler:and scheming]] are dependent on the Force, and she's too physically frail to fight otherwise. If the player calls her on this, she claims that it's because being intimate with the Force gives greater insight on [[spoiler: how to destroy it.]] But to her credit, she does concede that the player makes a good point, and may very well be right.
** She's got nothing on Atris though. Atris is an immensely HolierThanThou KnightTemplar that smugly insists in being the last true jedi left. She even wanted the exile ''executed'' for defecting to Revan. Even Bastila didn't go that far. She also completely fails to realize [[spoiler: that her absolutism has corrupted her to the dark side long ago. It takes Kreia to convince her otherwise.]]
* Khalisah bint Sinan Al-Jilani in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has shown an extremely strong pro-human and anti-alien bias from Shepard's conversations with her in both games, so it may come as a surprise to see her [[spoiler:kissing and embracing an asari in a few select data files in Lair of the Shadow Broker.]]
** In ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' [[spoiler:Tela Vasir calls Shepard a hypocrite for judging her dealing with the Shadow Broker when s/he's working with the terrorist organization, Cerberus right before she dies. She has a point if you're playing a full Renegade Shepard, who will endorse Cerberus' actions. Paragon Shepard not so much; they see working with Cerberus as a NecessaryEvil at best and will betray it in the end, if s/he hasn't done so already.]]
** Ronald Taylor, Jacob's father, taught his son that a man always admits to his mistakes. On Jacob's loyalty mission, we find out that Ronald has turned the Hugo Gernsback and his crew into his own personal kingdom and thoroughly ''doesn't'' own up to everything that he's been doing.
** Warden Kuril claims that he wants to make the galaxy a safer place by locking up dangerous criminals. Yet he extorts the criminals' homeworlds, sells criminals, [[TooDumbToLive and attempts to arrest Shepard just so he can sell him/her as a slave on the black market or hold him/her for ransom.]] S/he naturally calls him out on this and he attempts to justify it but fails miserably.
** And of course, there's the turian at customs, who has neared meme status:
---> ''"[[HypocriticalHumor You humans are all racist!]]"''
** And then, there's the coup de grace of this universe: [[spoiler:the asari, the most technologically advanced Council race. They make a law stating that anyone who withholds Prothean technology will be fined severely and the tech will be taken from them, with extreme force if necessary, so it can be shared with the galaxy at large. Then [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 the third game]] reveals that they have possibly the only intact Prothean beacon in existence. Obviously, this gives them a massive advantage, especially considering they've had it since their Stone Age and hid it in an ancient temple.]]
** Harbinger derides the asari as inferior for relying on other species to reproduce. [[spoiler:Guess what the Reapers need to make more Reapers?]]
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' has Kai Leng, who brags about how either [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice Thane or Kirrahe]]]] died like cowards if he killed them yet in the game repeatedly proves that he's a DirtyCoward who relies more on [[GunshipRescue firepower]] or [[FlunkyBoss manpower]] rather than personal skill when confronting Shepard and tends to run whenever things go south for him. Not to mention that they went down fighting. Leng's last act? [[spoiler:Trying to stab Shepard while his/her back is turned.]]
** In an unusually tragic example of this, Shepard at one point berates James Vega for the DeathSeeker tendencies he shows, despite having become somewhat of a DeathSeeker him/herself by this time.
** Liara, if the player chooses a certain dialogue option, calls Ashley/Kaidan short-sighted for not trusting Shepard due to Shepard working with Cerberus. She conveniently leaves out the part where that conflict can be traced back to Liara's own shortsightedness in obsessing over revenge to the point of [[PoorCommunicationKills forgetting to tell Shepard's other companions about the circumstances surrounding Shepard's death and return]].
** The Salarian Dalatrass Linron refuses to accept the idea of the Krogan being cured because she sees the Krogan as only violent because the Salarians uplifted them to be that way. She refuses to admit that the Krogan rebelled because the Salarians used them liked tools. [[spoiler:And she is also planning to uplift the Yahg, which are far more dangerous than the Krogan.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork Megaman Battle Network 4]]'', Duo seeks to destroy the earth because [[HumansAreBastards humans are wicked]]. For some reason, the morality of ''destroying an entire planet'' is never brought up, despite being painfully obvious to the player.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Sundowner of ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' constantly goes on about how Desperado Enforcement are only suppliers, rather than the creators of the market for war. When you keep in mind the fact [[spoiler: that Desperado's plan, under Armstrong's guidance, was to instigate a terrorist incident while the U.S President was in Pakistan in order to create another war on terror, thus increasing the market for war big time]], then you can tell that Sundowner is full of crap.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'''s prologue, ''Ground Zeroes'', Kazuhira Miller repeatedly goes on bleak, venomous rants against [[spoiler: Paz for being TheMole for Cipher against [=MSF=], during the rescue, when he himself was leaking info to Cipher behind Big Boss' back during ''Peace Walker'']]. Furthermore, Kaz [[spoiler: ''chose'' to work for Cipher of his own free will, whereas Paz had no say in the matter]].
*** By the end of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', Big Boss has firmly cemented himself as one. [[spoiler: That is to say, the original Big Boss, and not Venom Snake. After defecting from the Patriots for cloning him without his consent for the purpose of making the ultimate soldier, he does the exact same thing to one of his own men by means of robbing him of his past identity in order to turn him into a body double. In spite of singing a lot of hypocritical purple poetry about creating a nation whereby soldiers will not be abused by their governments, he takes advantage of an innocent soldier's loyalty and ruins his life, becoming the kind of manipulator that he started his private military to get away from.]]
* A major and minor instance of this happens in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'':
** On a major level, [[BigBadEnsemble Strega]] calls out SEES for wanting to get rid of the Dark Hour, taking note that most of them feel that they have a purpose with it, and that they'll only go back to boring, everyday lives when it's gone. Several characters, namely Junpei and Akihiko, do feel this way, but as CharacterDevelopment creeps in for SEES, they all truly make it known that the world is better without Shadows, and unlike Strega, they ''have'' things to live for, whereas Strega do not.
** The minor one is the source of tension between longtime friends Akihiko and Shinjiro; the latter left SEES due to [[spoiler:killing Ken Amada's mother by accident, going so far as taking suppressants that seal away his Persona.]] Akihiko continuously pesters Shinjiro to return to SEES, seeing him as an idiot for dwelling on the past...thing is, Akihiko's reason for fighting is nearly identical. When his sister died in a fire when he and Shinjiro were children, he pretty much threw himself into fighting, constantly citing that he'd never lose someone again, and when Shinjiro brings it up, Akihiko gets incredibly defensive. Also problematic is that [[spoiler:Ken Amada also ''wants Shinjiro dead'' for what he did, so it's harder for Shinjiro to avoid penance.]] Akihiko's dwelling is never re-addressed after [[spoiler:Shinjiro dies]], and when Akihiko confesses about Miki to the female protagonist in the Playstation Portable port of the game, the only responses you can give him when he gets upset are sympathetic ones.
* ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' has Ghetsis, who [[spoiler: claims N is a freak without a human heart, when it was Ghetsis who was manipulating N the whole time. N is his ''son''. Cheren and Alder do note this, though. N was only trying to do what he felt was right, but Ghetsis is a self-serving monster.]]
** We also have Team Plasma in general who fight for the freedom of Pokemon while at the same time abuse the Pokemon they catch when nobody's looking.
*** Or when it's just you and your close friends looking. Who [[KickTheDog kicks a Munna]]?
** In fact, N seems to be the only member of Team Plasma who is ''not'' a hypocrite, at least until ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. In that game, he is the leader of a splinter group of Plasma with more noble goals that opposes the current group.
*** N did however has his own team of Pokemon despite being against catching them and using them for battles.
*** N's pokemon are always local, implying that he always releases them back to their homes after facing you. In addition, he admits to the practice, saying that the only way to change the system is to reach the top of it (that is, become League champion, and then, presumably, disband it).
* ''Videogame/PokemonXAndY'' has [[WellIntentionedExtremist Lysandre]]. He hates thieves, liars, and selfish people. Who does he hire? Team Flare; a group that is made up of all the very people he claims to hate and he wants to blow up the world and start it over with THESE people. He's either [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter really stupid]] or this trope. Not to mention that he steals a bunch of pokeballs from the Pokeball Factory. What's worse? No one ever calls him out on it.
* Federal Agent Edgar Ross in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' constantly derides John Marston about how Marston was (and, as Ross sees it, still is) a criminal, never letting up on how morally superior he is because Marston kills people. Although, Ross never seems to make the connection that Marston is only killing people now because Ross has taken his wife and son hostage and is forcing him to hunt down the members of his old gang. And whats more, it was Ross' job to bring in those men, so he's basically having Marston do ''his'' job for him. [[spoiler: And then, when Marston has fulfilled his end of the bargain and goes back to living peacefully on his ranch with his family, [[ShootTheShaggyDog Ross sends the army to kill them anyway]].]]
* In the "Gangstas in Space" DLC of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird'', PrimaDonnaDirector Andy Zhen criticises female lead Jenny for doing the exact same things that he praises the Boss for.
* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'', the Chaos Hero (one of the main hero's companions) leaves the group after defeating his nemesis Ozawa, since now that he's finally acquired real power, you'll just hold him back and slow him down. Nevermind that you've carried him for most of the game until this point, saved him, helped him get out of the afterlife and back to the living world, AND that his precious new power stems from him stealing your most powerful demon and fusing with it.
* Each of the Reason-bearers in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' is a hypocrite who violates the philosophy they subscribe to in some way. The philosophy of [[WorldOfSilence Shijima]] preaches of TheEvilsOfFreeWill and decries human ambition as destructive, yet its most vocal advocate, Hikawa, is a highly ambitious {{Ubermensch}} who's prepared to trigger the apocalypse to see his goals reach fruition. Chiaki preaches the philosophy of Yosuga, in which [[MightMakesRight the strong have absolute power]] and [[SocialDarwinist the weak are subjugated or killed]], despite being a relatively weak individual who only gains power when a much stronger entity sympathises with her and offers her a DealWithTheDevil. Isamu's philosophy of Musubi states that all beings must be isolated from each other and free to pursue their own ideals without interference from others, yet Isamu is ineffective at accomplishing anything for himself and only succeeds when he gets others to do his dirty work for him.
* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', enemy demons get furious at you if you rob them using the Fundraise skill. Yet some of these demons have no problem using Macca Beam, a skill that zaps away a fraction of your Macca. It gets even sillier when you consider that enemy demons actually have infinite Macca and can be Fundraised as many times as you want; you stealing a small amount of their limitless money is wrong, but them destroying 20% of your finite (and frequently scarce) Macca is perfectly acceptable!
* Many of the faction leaders in ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''. Santiago pulls a lot of strings to protect her sickly weakling of a son despite being a firm advocate of TheSpartanWay, Zakharov often conducts horrifying experiments in secret despite his vocal support for freedom of information, and Deidre's avowed [[TechnicalPacifist pacifism]] doesn't get in the way of her [[DeadlyEuphemism "declaring vendetta"]] against other factions or outright weaponizing the Planet's killer fauna when she feels they need to learn a GreenAesop.
* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', in a meta sense. Just... the entire game. [[WarIsHell Anti-violence message?]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped That's fine.]] One that shows up at the end of a game where ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption? Not so much. No PacifistRun here, just force the player to murder everyone, then tell him/her that he/she sucks for doing so. It also says you're a horrible person for enjoying the shooter genre... but the company that made a shooter game might not be pleased if nobody bought it.
* In ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'', the Duty faction preaches about the horrific dangers of the Zone and why it must be contained from spreading over to the whole world. [[spoiler: Yet, in ''Call of Pripyat'', a quest involves you investigating a strange anomaly at an abandoned water cooling station northwest of the Yanov train station. The quest requires you to secure a special detector from the wrecked ship in the first map. Once you have it and use it, the anomaly spits out the bodies of now lifeless Duty stalkers down to the ground. Among them is the original founder of the faction. His PDA reveals that the faction was originally comprised of soldiers and [=SFOs=] from the Ukrainian Security Service (AKA the Ukrainian military) sent out to the Zone to secure it from unauthorized personnel. According to the backstory, his unit was on a particularly risky expedition of unknown caliber when a sudden blowout wiped out almost his entire unit. Shaken by this upheaval, the Captain (AKA the founder, who is only known as Tachenko) of the unit staged a communications breakdown and ordered his troops to go rogue from the USS and join the other stalkers for opportunistic jobs in the Zone. His ploy proved successful even though he also inadvertently caused chaos within his unit. The Captain and his subordinates managed to silence this debacle and continued on with impunity. Then, one day, he and three others with his group traveled to the water cooling station and end up getting trapped in the anomaly that you discover in this game. His group disintegrated under tragic circumstances and Captain Tachenko, by then self-promoted to General, became DrivenToSuicide. The rest of the unit legally declared Tachenko MIA, and by then had recently appointed General Krylov (from ''Clear Sky'') to assume leadership of the unit and he turned it into the now supposedly adamant KnightTemplar faction that we know presently. After hearing the little story in the founder's PDA, you can choose whether to give it to Duty, Freedom, or the trader in the wrecked ship. Giving the PDA to the Freedom leader will cause him to blissfully call out Duty for being a bunch of frauds acting like every other greedy and selfish stalker out there in the Zone. Had this anomaly not occurred and had disappeared in the game or had the PDA's data gotten erased, Duty's dirtiest secret would have never been discovered in the first place and that bit of information would have more likely to be found in the game manual which no player these days would even bother.]] Depending on your perspective, though, this can be seen as either BecomingTheMask or a weird inverted MotiveDecay, as Duty so really seem to be dedicated to their new mission.
** In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'', one side mission involves assassinating a minor character who preaches how Zone artifacts are evil and must be removed from the world. Investigating his corpse however reveals that his unique shotgun whose properties are enhanced by a shard of Gravi embedded in the barrel, this making him a special kind of StrawHypocrite.
* In ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'' Gizel Godwin informs his young wife Queen Lymsleia that her brother is raising an army against them and refers to him as a traitor. Lym angrily points out that Gizel [[spoiler:staged a coup of the palace and caused the deaths of her parents]] and that ''he'' was the traitor.
* Bowser in the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' franchise. He's always [[CardCarryingVillain bragging about his evilness,]] but there are times where he has engaged in [[VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG very]] [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga unvillainous]] [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario behavior]] as an excuse to get ''his'' way, and to (usually) get his castle back.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' gives us Mizuho, a village of {{ninja}}s who have an entire culture built around spying on everyone on the planet for seemingly no reason at all, yet completely flip when someone spies on ''them''.
* Some accuse Yuri Lowell from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' of this. In-universe, Flynn [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on it]] and stats that he is ''very'' close to JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope. Out of universe, the debate is close to reaching InternetBackdraft levels. What most people forget, however, is that Yuri makes a HypocrisyNod:
-->'''Yuri:''' "[[IDidWhatIHadToDo I recognise it for what it is, but I've made my choices]]."
** There is really no excuse for the exchange with Pharoh though, where Yuri responds to Pharoh's use of ''the exact same logic, right down to the wording'', that Yuri used to justify his own vigilantism with;
-->'''Yuri:''' [[BlatantLies I don't believe that for a second!]]
** With the power of context, this isn't ''nearly'' as hypocritical as it sounds. Pharaoh is trying to justify killing [[spoiler: Estelle, whose very existence threatens the world. However, she's a NiceGirl who really, ''really'' doesn't want to destroy the world]] so it's understandable Yuri would like to find a way to save the world without [[spoiler: killing her]]. Yuri's victims, on the other hand, were corrupt and utterly monstrous people stomping down people for their own amusement and [[KarmaHoudini would have gotten away with it without his own intervention]]. He could have avoided looking like a hypocrite if he had bothered to voice this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'' has this with some of the bosses:
** Captain Vor tries to call you out for not fighting with honour. The charge rings hollow given that he uses TeleportSpam and mines and springs flunkies on you.
** Some of Sgt. Nef Anyo's taunts include mocking the Tenno's fashion sense (while wearing a giant shoebox/trashcan on his head) and challenging them to face him (often while cloaking and running away).
* Sylvanas Windrunner in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' makes a big deal over how she and her followers the Forsaken were raised as undead against their will and forced to serve the Lich King. The ''moment'' she gains access to the power to create new Forsaken, she sets about a campaign of murdering every human in the Eastern Kingdoms to raise as new Forsaken who are forced to serve her.
** The short story ''Edge of Night'' seems to indicate that she no longer views undeath as such a bad thing compared to TheNothingAfterDeath, especially not when she had visions of the Forsaken dying out after her death. There is a reason for her change of heart regarding raising the dead, albeit not necessairly a good one.
** Taran Zhu constantly derides the Alliance and Horde conflict as being fuel for the Sha, only to later fall victim to the Sha of Hatred himself. After the players BeatTheCurseOutOfHim he does acknowledge his own shortcomings, but his views on the Alliance and Horde don't change.
*** Zhu also enlists Horde and Alliance heroes in wars of extermination against the Yaungol, Mantid, and Mogu, while continuing to berate them for their "race war" that he does not understand and declares that he has no need to understand.
* The ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' series has [[FantasticDrug Space Fuel]] (AKA Argon Whiskey), an alcoholic beverage that is declared contraband in Commonwealth space. Yet, in the Argon sectors of Herron's Nebula and Nyana's Hideout, two distilleries can be seen there and their goods can be bought. Even more jarring is that every Argon shipyard has them in stock and they actually ''allow'' you to buy one of them for personal use. One wonders why the Commonwealth haven't put a blacklist on the purchasing and sale of distilleries when an [[LoopholeAbuse easy loophole can be exploited by potential fixers]]. Needless to say, this makes trading with pirates easier as long as no combat missions are performed against them and that the distillery in question is built on non-Commonwealth space.
* ''VideoGame/TheSandman'': Regan and her GirlPosse like to torment Sophie. Particularly about her bright red hair... which is quite rich, when one considers one of Regan's cronies has [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair bright bubblegum pink hair]].
* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', The Elder One [[spoiler:Corypheus]] mocks the faith of others in absent gods and declares that [[AGodAmI he will ascend to claim the empty throne of the heavens]]. At the end of the FinalBattle, [[spoiler:he panics and begs Dumat and the other Old Gods to save him.]]
* In the endgame of ''Videogame/ZorkGrandInquisitor'', the Grand Inquisitor who based his regime on stamping out magic can't resist the temptation of the Coconut of Quendor's magic.
* Dr. Weil in ''VideoGame/MegamanZero'' is quick to point to the Maverick Wars as reason enough for the subjugation of all Reploids, nevermind that whereas the Maverick Wars were caused by a computer virus and none of the parties involved were at fault, the Elf Wars that Dr. Weil himself started were entirely the product of his own free will and ended up senselessly killing ~75% of the world's population and rendering over 90% of it uninhabitable. With no provocation. In the span of 4 years. Needless to say, nobody else really sees where he's coming from.
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