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-->"You are far too hard on yourself, my dear, sweet, homicidally insane Pelagius. What would the people do without you? Dance? Sing? Smile? Grow old? You are the best Septim that's ever ruled. Well, except for that Martin fellow, but he turned into a dragon god, and that's hardly sporting... You know, I was there for that whole sordid affair. Marvelous time! Butterflies, blood, a Fox, a severed head... Oh, and the cheese! To die for."

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-->"You are far too hard on yourself, my dear, sweet, homicidally insane Pelagius. What would the people do without you? Dance? Sing? Smile? Grow old? You are the best Septim that's ever ruled. Well, except for that Martin fellow, but he turned into a dragon god, and that's hardly sporting... You know, I was there for that whole sordid affair. Marvelous time! Butterflies, blood, a Fox, a severed head... Oh, and the cheese! To die for."[[labelnote:Spoilery possible explanation]]These are all items and elements related to [[[Videogame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion the previous game]]'s more prominent questlines, including one from ''Shivering Isles'' which sees the player character taking up Sheogorath's mantle; it's likely this Sheogorath was once the player character in question but adapted to the role[[/labelnote]]"


*** Adachi gets his own social link in ''Persona 4 [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', which gives a bit more insight into his character and what might have happened. While bright, Adachi is also a big time [[TheSlacker slacker]]; he's unmotivated, tries to wiggle out of assignments, takes shortcuts when he can't escape said assignments, and uses every opportunity he can to goof off. Presumably, this attitude is what got him reassigned to the boonies.

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*** Adachi gets his own social link in ''Persona 4 [[UpdatedRerelease Golden]]'', which gives a bit more insight into his character and what might have happened. [[BrilliantButLazy While bright, bright]], Adachi is also a big time [[TheSlacker slacker]]; he's unmotivated, tries to wiggle out of assignments, takes shortcuts when he can't escape said assignments, and uses every opportunity he can to goof off. Presumably, this attitude is what got him reassigned to the boonies.


* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.[[labelnote:the full story]]The Germans approached Wellington Wells with seemingly an entire Panzer division, threatening to raze the entire town to the ground if they did not turn over their children to be Germany's latest generation of ChildSoldiers. Believing that any amount of resistance would be crushed, the town gave up their children...and only discovered later that the "Panzers" menacing them were nothing but cardboard and plywood replicas. And then to further twist the dagger, all the Wellington Wells children died anyways when a bomb destroyed the train they were on. It's no wonder that it was feared the sheer ''despair'' felt by the city threatened to cause it to collapse.[[/labelnote]]]]

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* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. In essence, the entire city is ''deliberately'' invoking this trope by using Joy to keep the Noodle Incident a Noodle Incident. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.[[labelnote:the full story]]The Germans approached Wellington Wells with seemingly an entire Panzer division, threatening to raze the entire town to the ground if they did not turn over their children to be Germany's latest generation of ChildSoldiers. Believing that any amount of resistance would be crushed, the town gave up their children...and only discovered later that the "Panzers" menacing them were nothing but cardboard and plywood replicas. And then to further twist the dagger, all the Wellington Wells children died anyways when a bomb destroyed the train they were on. It's no wonder that it was feared the sheer ''despair'' felt by the city threatened to cause it to collapse.[[/labelnote]]]]

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* ''Videogame/EndlessSpace2:'' [[TheGreys The Sophons]] apparently accrued a list of these in their ascent to their stars, according to their prologue. While crashing test rockets and setting off artificial earthquakes in the name of science probably has its goals, it's hard to imagine what kind of experiment they were running that ended in [[DetonationMoon accidentally blowing up their moon]].

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* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'': Your FriendInTheBlackMarket Mercurio mentions that he can never go back to New York because "some shit went down" -- the only time he was in a situation he couldn't handle -- and declines to elaborate.


* In one of ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'''s opening Asuran quests (the Synergetics questline), your character refers often to a "sewer incident" involving his krewe's invention, a teleportation device.

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In one of ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'''s the opening Asuran quests (the Synergetics questline), your character refers often to a "sewer incident" involving his krewe's invention, a teleportation device.device.
** In Hoelbrak a brief snippet of conversation is overheard where a Norn tries to apologize for accidentally setting his wife's mother on fire at a moot.


*** ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' drops hints that there was ''another'' restaurant before the two, but gives no details about why it closed down. [[spoiler: The murders happen before Night 6, but the player isn't given the details beyond the murderer using a spare costume, [[OhCrap "a yellow one"]], and that now the animatronics are acting up[[note]]the killscreen minigames and the Night 4 interlude hint that [[BiggerBad The Puppet]] had something to do with the latter[[/note]] ]]. When you finish Night 6, you're shown [[spoiler: a newspaper article detailing the Toy Animatronics getting scrapped, heavily implying the Bite of '87 occurred and the player was either an observer or the victim of the whole affair]].

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*** ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' drops hints that there was ''another'' restaurant before the two, but gives no details about why it closed down. [[spoiler: The murders happen before Night 6, but the player isn't given the details beyond the murderer using a spare costume, [[OhCrap "a yellow one"]], and that now the animatronics are acting up[[note]]the killscreen minigames and the Night 4 interlude hint that [[BiggerBad The Puppet]] Puppet had something to do with the latter[[/note]] ]]. When you finish Night 6, you're shown [[spoiler: a newspaper article detailing the Toy Animatronics getting scrapped, heavily implying the Bite of '87 occurred and the player was either an observer or the victim of the whole affair]].


* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' never explains who won the sauna endurance match between Ishimaru and Oowada. But whatever happened, they went from bitter enemies to BloodBrothers afterwards.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'' never explains who won the sauna endurance match between Ishimaru and Oowada. But whatever happened, they went from bitter enemies to BloodBrothers afterwards.

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' has this description for the 'Pocket Watch' Thing:
--> While this thing can theoretically manipulate time, every effort to use it to go back and avert that unfortunate chowder incident has failed.


* In ''Afterparty'' Milo and Lola died at a frat party and went to hell, we don't know exactly what happened but the aftermath looks like a scene from a slasher movie.

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* In ''Afterparty'' ''VideoGame/{{Afterparty}}'' Milo and Lola died at a frat party and went to hell, we don't know exactly what happened but the aftermath looks like a scene from a slasher movie.


* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.[[labelnote:the full story]]The Germans approached Wellington Wells with seemingly an entire Panzer division, threatening to raze the entire town to the ground if they did not turn over their children to be Germany's latest generation of ChildSoldiers. Believing that any amount of resistance would be crushed, the town gave up their children...and only discovered later that the "Panzers" menacing them were nothing but cardboard and plywood replicas. And then to further twist the dagger, all the Wellington Wells children died anyways when a bomb destroyed the train they were on. It's no wonder that it was feared the sheer ''despair'' felt by
the city threatened to cause it to collapse.[[/labelnote]]

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* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.[[labelnote:the full story]]The Germans approached Wellington Wells with seemingly an entire Panzer division, threatening to raze the entire town to the ground if they did not turn over their children to be Germany's latest generation of ChildSoldiers. Believing that any amount of resistance would be crushed, the town gave up their children...and only discovered later that the "Panzers" menacing them were nothing but cardboard and plywood replicas. And then to further twist the dagger, all the Wellington Wells children died anyways when a bomb destroyed the train they were on. It's no wonder that it was feared the sheer ''despair'' felt by
by the city threatened to cause it to collapse.[[/labelnote]][[/labelnote]]]]


* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.]]

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* ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'': A rare case of this trope played seriously in a DARK direction. Whatever the citizens of Wellington Wells did to drive off the Germans is only ever described as the "Very Bad Thing". What we do know is, it worked, and the Wellies hated having to doing so damn much they drugged themselves into oblivious bliss, and basically rebuilt their entire society around ignoring the fact that it happened, because they were greatly worried their society would simply collapse from sheer guilt otherwise. [[spoiler: It's made even worse when you find out ''exactly'' what the Very Bad Thing was; it wasn't a dreadful act of desperate resistance, but cowardly capitulation to the demands of a German Empire that was barely in any state to enforce its demands.]][[labelnote:the full story]]The Germans approached Wellington Wells with seemingly an entire Panzer division, threatening to raze the entire town to the ground if they did not turn over their children to be Germany's latest generation of ChildSoldiers. Believing that any amount of resistance would be crushed, the town gave up their children...and only discovered later that the "Panzers" menacing them were nothing but cardboard and plywood replicas. And then to further twist the dagger, all the Wellington Wells children died anyways when a bomb destroyed the train they were on. It's no wonder that it was feared the sheer ''despair'' felt by
the city threatened to cause it to collapse.[[/labelnote]]

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** In Kasumi's loyalty mission, you can find the original Locust, infamously known as "the gun that killed two Presidents." Once the mission is over you can view the full story of the event in the codex.


** Then there's Mordin mentioning how he's killed people with guns, knives, drugs, tech attacks, "once with farming equipment," but ''never'' with medicine! Mind you, in the DLC, you find out just what the farming equipment was. [[spoiler:He killed a krogan by stabbing him in the face with a pitchfork.]]
** A rather suspect one can be found by talking to Liara during the approach to Saren's base on Virmire:
--->'''Dr Liara T'Soni''': I don't know which is worse. The geth, or all this sand in my...never mind.

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** Then there's Mordin mentioning how he's killed people with guns, knives, drugs, tech attacks, "once with farming equipment," but ''never'' with medicine! Mind you, in the DLC, you find out just what the farming equipment was. [[spoiler:He killed a krogan civilian farmer by stabbing him in the face with a pitchfork.]]
** A rather suspect one can be found by talking to Liara
pitchfork during the approach [[MyGreatestFailure a black-op to Saren's base on Virmire:
--->'''Dr Liara T'Soni''': I don't know which is worse. The geth, or all this sand in my...never mind.
spread a manufactured disease]].]]





* {{VideoGame/Limbo}}: The kid and his sister are [[spoiler:dead. We find that out in the [[DeadAllAlong ending and title]] screen. But how did they both die, and why is the rope ladder on their treehouse broken?]] Maybe it's best we don't know.
* In VideoGame/DearEsther, we do know that the titular Esther passed away in some kind of accident but it's not exactly said what lead up to said accident, however, it's implied [[spoiler: drinking (may have) had something to do with it]].

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* {{VideoGame/Limbo}}: ''{{VideoGame/Limbo}}'': The kid and his sister are [[spoiler:dead. We find that out in the [[DeadAllAlong ending and title]] screen. But how did they both die, and why is the rope ladder on their treehouse broken?]] Maybe it's best we don't know.
* In VideoGame/DearEsther, ''VideoGame/DearEsther'', we do know that the titular Esther passed away in some kind of accident but it's not exactly said what lead up to said accident, however, it's implied [[spoiler: drinking (may have) had something to do with it]].

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