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** ''VideoGame/BowserJrsJourney'' makes this a central plot point, specifically analyzing the reasons why Bowser inspires his minions and demonstrating how Bowser Jr. does not, forcing CharacterDevelopment on the latter's part.


* Surprisingly enough, [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]], of all people, might be this to S.T.A.R.S., if his line upon TheReveal that [[spoiler:he's Umbrella's [[MoleInCharge mole within STARS]]]] is anything to go by (also doubles as an EvenEvilHasStandards):

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* Surprisingly enough, [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]], of all people, might be this to S.T.A.R.S., if his line upon TheReveal that [[spoiler:he's Umbrella's [[MoleInCharge mole within STARS]]]] is anything to go by (also doubles as an EvenEvilHasStandards):EvenEvilHasStandards). On the other hand, he could have been being sarcastic, and he is willing to [[spoiler:kill Marini, send the team on a suicide mission to collect combat data, blackmail Barry and gloat about how easy Barry was to manipulate]].


* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is this to [[EliteMook The Disfavoured]]. The Disfavoured motto and main greeting is "Graven Ashe Protects", which is NotHyperbole -- his Archon power is literally to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis, which the Disfavoured refer to as "Graven Ashe's Love". [[spoiler:Later in the game it's revealed that not only is Graven Ashe healing his soldiers through his Aegis, he's actually [[EmpathicHealer transferring their wounds onto himself]] [[TheMenFirst to relieve them of their pain]]. As the Conquest of the Tiers progresses, Ashe grows steadily weaker from taking on wounds faster than he can heal them.]]

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* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is this to [[EliteMook [[EliteArmy The Disfavoured]]. The Disfavoured motto and main greeting is "Graven Ashe Protects", which is NotHyperbole -- his Archon power is literally to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis, which the Disfavoured refer to as "Graven Ashe's Love". [[spoiler:Later in the game it's revealed that not only is Graven Ashe healing his soldiers through his Aegis, he's actually [[EmpathicHealer transferring their wounds onto himself]] [[TheMenFirst to relieve them of their pain]]. As the Conquest of the Tiers progresses, Ashe grows steadily weaker from taking on wounds faster than he can heal them.]]


* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is this to [[EliteMook The Disfavoured]]. The Disfavoured motto and main greeting is "Graven Ashe Protects", which is NotHyperbole -- his Archon power is literally to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis, which the Disfavoured refer to as "Graven Ashe's Love". [[spoiler:Later in the game it's revealed that not only is Graven Ashe healing his soldiers through his Aegis, he's actually [[EmpathicHealer transferring their wounds onto himself]] [[TheMenComeFirst to relieve them of their pain]]. As the Conquest of the Tiers progresses, Ashe grows steadily weaker from taking on wounds faster than he can heal them.]]

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* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is this to [[EliteMook The Disfavoured]]. The Disfavoured motto and main greeting is "Graven Ashe Protects", which is NotHyperbole -- his Archon power is literally to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis, which the Disfavoured refer to as "Graven Ashe's Love". [[spoiler:Later in the game it's revealed that not only is Graven Ashe healing his soldiers through his Aegis, he's actually [[EmpathicHealer transferring their wounds onto himself]] [[TheMenComeFirst [[TheMenFirst to relieve them of their pain]]. As the Conquest of the Tiers progresses, Ashe grows steadily weaker from taking on wounds faster than he can heal them.]]


* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' can be considered this, so much as that his Archon power is to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis.

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* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' can be considered this, so much as that ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'', is this to [[EliteMook The Disfavoured]]. The Disfavoured motto and main greeting is "Graven Ashe Protects", which is NotHyperbole -- his Archon power is literally to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to their belief in him manifesting into a protective aegis. aegis, which the Disfavoured refer to as "Graven Ashe's Love". [[spoiler:Later in the game it's revealed that not only is Graven Ashe healing his soldiers through his Aegis, he's actually [[EmpathicHealer transferring their wounds onto himself]] [[TheMenComeFirst to relieve them of their pain]]. As the Conquest of the Tiers progresses, Ashe grows steadily weaker from taking on wounds faster than he can heal them.]]

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* Played with in reference to Dutch van der Linde in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2''. He certainly fancies himself this and acts this way throughout the first half of the main story or so but drops it once his SanitySlippage kicks in. Whether he was EvilAllAlong is left open to the player's interpretation but if one sees it this way, he was never this but pretended to be for his own ends. If you take the interpretation that he did change throughout the game, he was once this but lost it once the TraumaCongaLine of the story kicks in. Some of the characters take the former stance (like Arthur and John who even believes this in the [[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption first game]]) but some of them (like Sadie and Charles) take the latter. By the end of the story, he leaves [[spoiler: his "sons" John (twice!) and Arthur to die.]]

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* Giovanni from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series is hinted to be one. Whilst he isn't shown doing anything particularly noteworthy for his grunts on-screen, his reasons for disbanding Team Rocket are due to being unable to face his followers, with the remakes specifically having him say he betrayed their trust. His speech to [[spoiler: his son]] in the Celebi event in the ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' remakes has him stressing the importance of using the potential of an organization and how he failed to do that. Tellingly, Neo Team Rocket's true goal in ''Gold and Silver'' is to call Giovanni to return to lead them.


* King Varian Wrynn in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''. Rather than let his army be slaughtered by the Burning Legion he sent them all away and made a suicidal last stand. He's also this to most Alliance players. to Horde players he is the ultimate WorthyOpponent. The game has a few other characters who fall into this as well, including some rare female examples. Tyrande Whisperwind is a very literal example, because she actually adopted the leader of the Night Elf Sentinels as her daughter. When her people are slaughtered at the Burning of Teldrassil Tyrande does this super awesome and also kind of creepy ritual that makes her an avatar of her goddess. She and her husband Malfurion then conduct a campaign of terrorism to drive the Horde forces out of their territory. All three of the Windrunner sisters are described this way by those they command: but outsiders don't necessarily see it. The game also has Turalyon, commander of the Army of the Light (and Alleria Windrunner's husband, incidentally). On a statue in the game, Anduin Lothar is described as this and there is an organization called the Sons of Lothar dedicated to avenging his death (they aren't literally his children). Lord Uther is described this way on his tombstone, but it's not completely true: he was quite prejudiced and dogmatic. Tirion Fordring is regarded this way by the Argent Crusade, and a not inconsiderable number of both Alliance and Horde players for that matter. Alexstrazsa, the Red Dragon Queen, views all living creatures this way. One of the ways the orcs used to torture her was to smear yolk from her eggs on her face. Despite this, she doesn't hate orcs in any way. Grom Hellscream was this in the Warlords of Draenor expansion, and some would argue in the original timeline as well (though, he's really controversial). Although he was one of the antagonists, Grom's actions were all dictated by what was best for most of the orcs who lived on the planet Draenor. Jaina Proudmoore was this to the citizens of Theramore, and the destruction of the city was her BerkserkButton in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

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* King Varian Wrynn in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''. Rather than let his army be slaughtered by the Burning Legion he sent them all away and made a suicidal last stand. He's also this to most Alliance players. to Horde players he is the ultimate WorthyOpponent. The game has a few other characters who fall into this as well, including some rare female examples. Tyrande Whisperwind is a very literal example, because she actually adopted the leader of the Night Elf Sentinels as her daughter. When her people are slaughtered at the Burning of Teldrassil Tyrande does this super awesome and also kind of creepy ritual that makes her an avatar of her goddess. She and her husband Malfurion then conduct a campaign of terrorism to drive the Horde forces out of their territory. All three of the Windrunner sisters are described this way by those they command: but outsiders don't necessarily see it. The game also has Turalyon, commander of the Army of the Light (and Alleria Windrunner's husband, incidentally). On a statue in the game, Anduin Lothar is described as this and there is an organization called the Sons of Lothar dedicated to avenging his death (they aren't literally his children). Lord Uther is described this way on his tombstone, but it's not completely true: he was quite prejudiced and dogmatic. Tirion Fordring is regarded this way by the Argent Crusade, and a not inconsiderable number of both Alliance and Horde players for that matter. Alexstrazsa, the Red Dragon Queen, views all living creatures this way. One of the ways the orcs used to torture her was to smear yolk from her eggs on her face. Despite this, she doesn't hate orcs in any way. Grom Hellscream was this in the Warlords of Draenor expansion, and some would argue in the original timeline as well (though, he's really controversial). Although he was one of the antagonists, Grom's actions were all dictated by what was best for most of the orcs who lived on the planet Draenor. Jaina Proudmoore was this to the citizens of Theramore, and the destruction of the city was her BerkserkButton BerserkButton in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

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*King Varian Wrynn in ''VideoGame/WorldofWarcraft''. Rather than let his army be slaughtered by the Burning Legion he sent them all away and made a suicidal last stand. He's also this to most Alliance players. to Horde players he is the ultimate WorthyOpponent. The game has a few other characters who fall into this as well, including some rare female examples. Tyrande Whisperwind is a very literal example, because she actually adopted the leader of the Night Elf Sentinels as her daughter. When her people are slaughtered at the Burning of Teldrassil Tyrande does this super awesome and also kind of creepy ritual that makes her an avatar of her goddess. She and her husband Malfurion then conduct a campaign of terrorism to drive the Horde forces out of their territory. All three of the Windrunner sisters are described this way by those they command: but outsiders don't necessarily see it. The game also has Turalyon, commander of the Army of the Light (and Alleria Windrunner's husband, incidentally). On a statue in the game, Anduin Lothar is described as this and there is an organization called the Sons of Lothar dedicated to avenging his death (they aren't literally his children). Lord Uther is described this way on his tombstone, but it's not completely true: he was quite prejudiced and dogmatic. Tirion Fordring is regarded this way by the Argent Crusade, and a not inconsiderable number of both Alliance and Horde players for that matter. Alexstrazsa, the Red Dragon Queen, views all living creatures this way. One of the ways the orcs used to torture her was to smear yolk from her eggs on her face. Despite this, she doesn't hate orcs in any way. Grom Hellscream was this in the Warlords of Draenor expansion, and some would argue in the original timeline as well (though, he's really controversial). Although he was one of the antagonists, Grom's actions were all dictated by what was best for most of the orcs who lived on the planet Draenor. Jaina Proudmoore was this to the citizens of Theramore, and the destruction of the city was her BerkserkButton in the Mists of Pandaria expansion.


* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 2'' plays with this for magnificent, CrazyAwesome and SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} effect: Nene is a mother to her men - in that she warns them to be careful with their knees and elbows, tells the enemy to stop firing cannons so as not to wake the neighbors (and upon beating them, remarks: "Such weak enemies! Who's feeding them anyway?" with some concern on her face), and, in general, seems to be blissfully unaware of how a battle between two armies is supposed to work - made all the funnier by the fact that she's a very skilled warrior, and that the morale of the men who hear her motherly warnings increases.
** In a slightly more traditional bent, Ujiyasu Hojo from ''3'' treats even the {{Mook}}iest of his soldiers like his own kin, taking the time to speak to them personally and address their worries, a bit like a rough old uncle or grandfather. Thanks to this treatment, his men are absolutely ''fanatical'' in their loyalty to him as a result.

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** ''Samurai Warriors
2'' plays with this for magnificent, CrazyAwesome awesome and SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} effect: Nene is a mother to her men - in that she warns them to be careful with their knees and elbows, tells the enemy to stop firing cannons so as not to wake the neighbors (and upon beating them, remarks: "Such weak enemies! Who's feeding them anyway?" with some concern on her face), and, in general, seems to be blissfully unaware of how a battle between two armies is supposed to work - made all the funnier by the fact that she's a very skilled warrior, and that the morale of the men who hear her motherly warnings increases.
** In a slightly more traditional bent, Ujiyasu Hojo from ''3'' ''Samurai Warriors 3'' treats even the {{Mook}}iest of his soldiers like his own kin, taking the time to speak to them personally and address their worries, a bit like a rough old uncle or grandfather. Thanks to this treatment, his men are absolutely ''fanatical'' in their loyalty to him as a result.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Shadowverse}}'': Rowen treats his comrades like if they were his family members, which is why he is well-liked and respected in his squad. This makes his fate as the LoneSurvivor tragic.


* King Volechek from VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn, who [[HeroicSacrifice gives his life]] to save his people from the ApocalypseHow that [[WhatHaveIDone he unleashed]]

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* King Volechek from VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn, ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', who [[HeroicSacrifice gives his life]] to save his people from the ApocalypseHow that [[WhatHaveIDone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone he unleashed]]unleashed]].


* Greil from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' is like this, saying things like "It doesn't matter what our blood ties are; we are all family. So if you don't want to cause your family any grief, then live!" By the end of the game, [[PromotionToParent his son Ike has taken on the same role.]]
* A Common staple of ''VideoGame/AceCombat''.

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* Greil from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' is like this, saying things like "It doesn't matter what our blood ties are; we are all family. So if you don't want to cause your family any grief, then live!" By the end of the game, [[PromotionToParent his son Ike has taken on the same role.]]
* A Common common staple of ''VideoGame/AceCombat''.


** Amanda Valenciano Libre to the Sandinistas in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', although she herself is a deconstruction as while her men do have some respect for her, they tend to address her on a first-name basis instead of referring to her by her proper title of "Comandante". [[spoiler:At least until late into Chapter 4 after she, Miller, the Sandinistas, and the MSF [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome save Big Boss from Zadornov at literally the last possible moment.]]]]

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** Amanda Valenciano Libre to the Sandinistas in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', although she herself is a deconstruction as while her men do have some respect for her, they tend to address her on a first-name basis instead of referring to her by her proper title of "Comandante". [[spoiler:At least until late into Chapter 4 after she, Miller, the Sandinistas, and the MSF [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome save Big Boss from Zadornov at literally the last possible moment.]]]]



* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 2'' plays with this for magnificent, CrazyAwesome and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] effect: Nene is a mother to her men - in that she warns them to be careful with their knees and elbows, tells the enemy to stop firing cannons so as not to wake the neighbors (and upon beating them, remarks: "Such weak enemies! Who's feeding them anyway?" with some concern on her face), and, in general, seems to be blissfully unaware of how a battle between two armies is supposed to work - made all the funnier by the fact that she's a very skilled warrior, and that the morale of the men who hear her motherly warnings increases.

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* ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors 2'' plays with this for magnificent, CrazyAwesome and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny funny]] SugarWiki/{{Funny|Moments}} effect: Nene is a mother to her men - in that she warns them to be careful with their knees and elbows, tells the enemy to stop firing cannons so as not to wake the neighbors (and upon beating them, remarks: "Such weak enemies! Who's feeding them anyway?" with some concern on her face), and, in general, seems to be blissfully unaware of how a battle between two armies is supposed to work - made all the funnier by the fact that she's a very skilled warrior, and that the morale of the men who hear her motherly warnings increases.


* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' can be considered this, so much as that his Archon power is to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to how much his men believed in him.

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* Graven Ashe, the Archon of War in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' can be considered this, so much as that his Archon power is to feel and heal the wounds that his soldiers receive in battle. It's eventually revealed that it was his abilities as an inspiring leader that led to him becoming an Archon due to how much his men believed their belief in him.him manifesting into a protective aegis.

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