03:25:02 PM Apr 25th 2012
edited by NanoMoose
edited by NanoMoose
Given the...divide between the portrayal of Alex in the first game and Alex in the sequel (and in the name of avoiding spoiler-whiting out all over the place) should we split the recurring characters' entries tropes from the first game and second? Or even just Alex's? Since he seems to have changed the most. EDIT: Split it.
01:43:00 AM May 1st 2012
One problem: there are tropes that apply to Alex in the sequel that did not apply to him in the first game, yet all that there is in his slot of the Prototype 2 characters list is a redirect to the Prototype 1 character list. So we either re-add the tropes from the sequel here or expand his slot beyond "Go here."
03:34:02 PM Sep 27th 2011
Should it be added that Alex is the new master of the viral infection and is trying to spread it beyond the boundries of New York Zero? At least, that's what Blackwatch says he's doing...
10:27:06 AM Oct 31st 2010
"Sorry, wasn't clear before. A Complete Monster isn't just a villain, but a villain with practically no redeeming qualities; most villain protagonists at least have some." Alex Mercer is the Protagonist regardless of their level of evil.
04:10:40 PM Oct 31st 2010
No, the viral doppelganger - ZEUS, the creature that consumed Alex Mercer's genetic material, replicated it, and started walking around in his corpse - is the protagonist. Doctor Alexander Mercer is a villain and a Complete Monster. That's the point of the spoilered addition to that entry. Alex may be bad or good depending on how you interpret him, but his namesake, creator, predecessor was definitely bad, and has a decent claim to being the true villain of the game, the one who drove the main narrative conflict - thus he's a Complete Monster. Also, an Anti-Hero (in this context) is a good or evil protagonist who does bad things for good reasons, played dramatically. A Heroic Sociopath is an evil supporting protagonist who does bad things for bad reasons but works for the good guys, played comedically. A Villain Protagonist is a bad guy who does bad things for bad reasons, full stop. An Anti-Hero and a Heroic Sociopath are not the same. ZEUS may be the hero and a sociopath, but if you believe he's an Anti-Hero, then he's not a Heroic Sociopath as defined by the trope.