Playing With / Murder Simulators

Basic Trope: Playing violent video games makes a person violent.
  • Straight: Bob becomes addicted to an Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000 game and becomes more and more violent, culminating with him nearly killing someone.
  • Exaggerated: Bob goes on a massive killing spree after playing the game for a few minutes.
  • Downplayed: Bob becomes slightly more violent and ends up punching Alice after playing the game for 48 hours nonstop.
  • Justified: Bob is highly suggestible, so the game influenced his behavior more than it would for a normal person.
  • Inverted:
    • Bob was already dangerously violent to start with, but he learned to take his anger out on the virtual characters instead of real people.
    • Bob was already violent, yet after playing Ultra Super Happy Cute Baby Fest Farmer 3000 for a few hours he becomes a big softy.
  • Subverted: Bob kills someone, and the murder is blamed on the Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000 game that came out recently. However, a police search of his home reveals Bob owns no violent video games.
  • Double Subverted: The police didn't find the game because Bob had lent it to a friend before the murder.
  • Parodied: Bob goes on a killing spree after playing a Ultra Super Happy Cute Baby Fest Farmer 3000 game.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: The violent game does not affect Bob
  • Enforced: The author has a dislike of video games and wishes to share his view.
  • Lampshaded: "Could Bob really have become so violent just from playing a game?"
  • Invoked: Claire gives Bob a violent video game to Teach Him Anger.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad recruits gamers as mooks.
  • Defied: Bob takes breaks from playing violent video games to look at pictures of kittens to decompress.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???

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