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  • Zachary Hale Comstock, the Big Bad of Bioshock Infinite has severe trouble facing his own guilt, to the point that this is arguably his most defining trait. He only exists because he's a version of the main character that accepted baptism and created a new identity to bury his guilt over war crimes committed at Wounded Knee. Driving the point home further, Burial at Sea features an alternate Comstock who accidentally killed Elizabeth when he tried to take her from her own world, and then had the Luteces move him to another world so that he could escape his guilt over that, too.
    Rosalind Lutece: Comstock was never one to own up to his errors, was he, brother?
    Robert Lutece: Never comfortable with the choices he made.
    Rosalind: Always seeking someone else's life to claim as his own.
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  • From the first Bioshock, we have Andrew Ryan who utterly, utterly refuses to believe his polices have led Rapture to ruin, blaming it all on the citizens for not working hard enough when it's his own rules that keep them from getting ahead. When people do try to point it out to him, he never takes it into consideration since it means he has to admit he was wrong. By the middle of the game, he's deluded himself into thinking Rapture will regain prominence once he kills the Player Character.
  • Stross from Dead Space 2. He was unintentionally responsible for the death of his wife, Alexis, and their son. Unable to accept it, the Marker slowly drives Stross more and more insane as time goes on, eventually becoming actively antagonistic and trying to kill Isaac and Ellie. It's not that Stross wants to hurt them, it's just that Stross wants someone, anyone, to validate what he's seeing and tell him his family's deaths wasn't his fault, which is why he listens to what the symbols from the Marker are telling him.
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  • Dynasty Warriors 4. Dong Zhuo's campaign. If Lu Bu defeats Diao Chan in the final act of the campaign. "Why did you take Diao Chan into battle. You are the one that killed Diao Chan!"
  • Part of Siegfried's backstory in Soul Calibur: He and his gang attacked a band of knights, returning from a campaign, with the intention of robbing them. Siegfried beheaded the Knight's commander and held his severed head up to gloat. It turned out to be his own father. His mind became so warped that he psychologically convinced himself that someone else killed him. Some of his endings in the games show him taking responsibility for this.
  • In Scarface: The World Is Yours, some of the truly hilarious insults Tony can scream at pedestrians as he runs them over include "You fucked up my grill, you stupid fuck!", "Hey! You cracked my fucking windshield, man!", and "Next time maybe you look both ways, you fuck!"
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  • Done twice in Episode 3 of Phantasy Star Universe. First the Parum refugees hate the GUARDIANS because of the GUARDIANS Colony crash-landing on Parum, which killed thousands and left the survivors homeless with hardly any means to survive. Then the New Rogues leader, Tylor refuses to work with the GUARDIANS because they did nothing while the SEED-Virus was unleashed on Beasts. Turning them into SEED-forms which lead them to be purified. Both events were beyond the control of the GUARDIANS.
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door: Beldam twice blames Vivian for losing something that she'd earlier insisted on hanging onto herself because Vivian "couldn't be trusted with something so important". After the second time, Vivian gets fed up with Beldam's mistreatment and joins forces with Mario.
  • God of War has this going on on both sides. Kratos relentlessly rages against everyone and their grandmother for tricking him into brutally murdering everything in sight at the drop of a hat. The gods, who successfully tricked him thusly, refuse to admit their culpability, not to mention deceiving him about the rewards for following their orders and generally being the jerkasses they've always been, resulting in most them having the crap murdered out of them. On the other side, Kratos refuses to accept that everything that's happened to him is because he made a deal with Ares, instead blaming every single thing that happens on the Gods even if it's something they didn't actually cause.
    • Downplayed with Freya in God of War (PS4) but still present. After Kratos kills her son Baldur to protect her, she was quick to pin all the blame on Kratos despite the fact that she is the most responsible for Baldur's insanity and obsession with killing her due to her own selfishness.
  • In both Persona 3 and Persona 4, each bad guy before the final Cosmic Horror/Knight Templar-goddess boss says something to the effect of "If this all happened because the world is a crappy place, then it's all your fault for making it this way, isn't it?", completely ignoring the fact that 1) Nyx was prematurely summoned because the Kirijo Group screwed with the Arcana Shadows, namely Death and 2) Adachi's murder spree helped convince Izanami that her Assimilation Plot was the right idea. Takaya truly believes this is the reason and doesn't care either way; Adachi is blaming you because you have him cornered, and he's been partially possessed by Izanami's right-hand man at the time.
    • Persona 4 also has Eri Minami, who recently married and is having a hard time bonding with her stepson Yuuta. While she admits that she rushed into marriage despite not knowing that her husband has a son, she also tends to blame Yuuta for their inability to connect, which is only half-right, as Eri is also somewhat awkward around him. Ultimately, when Eri complains about how Yuuta's behavioral problems have resulted in his teacher and the other mothers disliking her, Yuuta assumes the player character made her cry and punches him in response, forcing Eri to realize that Yuuta is actually a good kid and to open up to him.
    • Persona 5 takes the cake. The citizens of Tokyo, faced with uncertainty and despair in a corrupt society, lose hope in the possibility of change, blaming others for their woes and accepting enslavement in all but name to pass the responsibilities to those that can handle them (and won't). It gets so bad that Yabaldoth transforms the city into a Womb Level, and 99.9% of the population ignores it because they can't understand what they've done.
    • In Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, Hikari's homeroom teacher assigned three students to take care of a rabbit, only to see it become sick. Two out of the three students meekly apologize, but when Hikari rightfully points out that the teacher fed the rabbit something that wasn't safe to eat, the teacher accuses Hikari of shifting the blame and orders her to apologize.
  • Tales of the Abyss:
    • The main issue the party has with Luke unwittingly destroying Akzeriuth is his refusal to accept responsibility for it. Once he realizes that he is responsible and vows to change himself and make amends, the party begins to forgive him, some more quickly than others. Additionally, after they've had time to cool down and think things over, the team admits that they could have stopped Luke, being more aware of the situation than a kid who has spent the most important years of his life locked in his parents' mansion. That's why they decide to give him a second chance. By the time the team is all together again, the only person who's blaming him for "the incident" is Luke himself.
    • There is also a sidequest involving a character named Casim, who tries to use a forbidden fonic art. Jade and Tear manage to stop him from causing an explosion, but as a side affect, Casim loses his eyesight. Casim blames Jade for not stopping him in the first place. Thankfully, Luke sets him straight with punch in the face.
    • Another example that's played entirely for laughs: one skit that's activated by sleeping at the inn in Daath has Jade say that Anise is pretty thin, flat, Luke adds. Anise says "Oh, just...just shut up! It's not all about size, you know! Big blobs of fat like that'll just droop down and look ugly before you even hit thirty!", just as Tear walks in. She leaves in a huff. Jade and Anise scold Luke for hurting Tear's feelings to which Luke bellows "There is no way in hell that this is my fault!"
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Tatl stops you from following the Skull Kid in the beginning, and as a result gets left behind by him. She immediately blames Link for it.
  • Maribel from Dragon Quest VII is known to berate the hero for getting her stuck in trouble with him, even though she forced her way along in the first place!
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Prior to the game, Barry forgot to lock his guns up one day, and his daughters got into them and started playing with them, until Moira accidentally shot Polly. Barry placed the blame on Moira rather than accepting that it was his own fault for not putting his guns away. It isn't until Moira is presumed dead over the course of the game that Barry accepts that it was his fault.
    • In Resident Evil 2 (remake), it's downplayed with Annette. In Leon's scenario, Annette doesn't deny that she is responsible for the mess as she easily had the chance to kill William when he infected himself but hesitated. However, she insists she did not mean for the whole mess to happen in the first place. Leon doesn't buy Annette's attempts to downplay the severity of her actions.
  • James Tobin is just made up of this trope In the 1st Degree. He is charged with murder and grand theft. If you ask the right questions, then Tobin and his lawyer Charleston will try to make a story in which Tobin admits a number of things Yvonne, Simon, and Ruby said and tries to spin it so it was all the murder victim Zack's idea, and Tobin was just the poor guy who was dragged into it against his will. Even at that point, he still obeys this trope. Fortunately, you, as the prosecutor Granger, get to pick apart the details of his new story and have him lose his cool at a couple points. If you do it right, you then get to watch Tobin have a total meltdown right there in the courtroom and reveal a little too much information. If that happens, then you have won the game.
  • G0-T0 of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords gives the PC several repeated What the Hell, Hero? speeches over the destruction of Peragus mining facility (as well as, well, Peragus) — even though the PCs' presence on Peragus was entirely the result of being abducted by G0-T0's bounty hunter, who also gratuitously slaughtered all of the facility's personnel before the PC even came to. And said slaughter, along with keeping the PC drugged, delays the escape long enough for the Sith to catch up, and destroy Peragus in the confrontation.
    • The entire Jedi Council is also guilty of this. Initially refusing to act during the Mandalorian wars, they eventually use the Exile as a scapegoat once they finally do start to feel the effects of the war. While a few admit they were wrong when the Exile meets them, when they convene on Dantootine, they decide the Exile is still somehow to blame so they won't have to acknowledge the truth. This is the basis of "The Reason You Suck" Speech Kreia gives them.
  • Professor Kuriakin in Fahrenheit tells Lucas Kane that the Oracle must never kill directly. Instead, he possesses a random proxy to commit the murder.
  • Portal 2:
    • By the time of the final battle, Wheatley's incompetent management has left the Enrichment Centre on the brink of self-destruction. Wheatley rants at Chell for running off with Glados after he "reluctantly" assumed power, when in reality he jumped at the opportunity to take over and then tried to kill them. He even claims that there's nothing wrong with the facility, and all the alarms and warnings going off are just a conspiracy by the two of them trying to sabotage him, even as his lair starts to catch fire and the ceiling collapses around him.
    • After the final fight, Wheatley finally realizes he screwed up and admits to the camera that if he could see Chell again, he would apologize.
    • GLaDOS also shows signs of this, from the incinerator trap on through Portal 2. She acts like her destruction by Chell was an act of unprovoked aggression, rather than necessary self-defense, and treats Chell like a violent, ungrateful lunatic lashing out at the people trying to help her.
    • Cave Johnson. He blames Black Mesa and life for his company's failure, completely ignoring the fact that his continued abuse of ethics and ridiculous spending was what really got it done.
  • A rather dark example in Spec Ops: The Line. After committing numerous atrocities in Dubai, Walker develops a Dissociative Identity Disorder and starts hallucinating an imaginary colonel Konrad over the radio, on who he blames all the things that he himself has done, even though the real Konrad committed suicide quite some time ago after he couldn't deal with the consequences of his own actions. Even when confronted with Konrad's corpse Walker can still disbelieve that he is hallucinating by shooting the hallucination. That, or show he doesn't need him anymore to owe up to his mistakes (depending on what ending the player is aiming for).
  • In Bully, the nerds' leader Earnest hires Jimmy to take some dirty pictures of the head cheerleader as part of his plan for revenge against the jocks. Later, after he blows the pictures up to poster size and posts them all over town, an angry mob of jocks storm his hideout. Gripped with panic, he quickly blames Jimmy for taking the pictures, even though he was the one who asked for them. This happens all through the game. Everything bad that ever happens is Jimmy's fault.
  • Played with in Batman: Arkham City. The Joker seems to partially blame his impending death from the poisonous side-effects of the Titan Super Serum on Batman, because he "left [him] to die" after their climactic battle at the end of the first game. He then immediately acknowledges that Batman probably doesn't remember it that way, and then just moves on with trying to constructively fix the problem without wasting any more time. Given that the Joker is the Trope Namer for Multiple-Choice Past, it is unclear whether he truly thinks he remembers Batman leaving him to die, or if he's just screwing around (and possibly Lampshade Hanging the villain's tendency to use this trope). The Joker is the one who injected himself with the serum and helped create it.
    • Also occurs when he gives his origin story to Hugo Strange (it's the same story from The Killing Joke). Strange points out the Joker has many different versions of his origin, and the only consistent thing is that he blames Batman for his condition in every one.
    • A more clear-cut example happens during the ending when Joker stabs Batman, causing him to drop the cure. His last hope for survival lost, Joker bitterly asks Batman if he's happy now, as if Batman had done it on purpose. Batman says he would've given Joker the cure, and Joker sees the irony. It comes up again in Batman: Arkham Knight; during the "Look Who's Laughing Now" musical number, the Joker hallucination refers to the events of Arkham City as "the night [Batman] let [him] die."
    • Though Mr. Freeze is treated sympathetically overall, Hugo Strange (fairly accurately) accuses him of this. Though he is fundamentally well-intentioned, Freeze's condition and supervillain career- and his wife Nora's present state- is at least partly grounded in his inability to admit to his mistakes, misdeeds or personal flaws. This is also demonstrated during your boss fight with him; there are breakable statues of Nora scattered around the room, and if Mr. Freeze accidentally destroys one while shooting at you, he'll claim that you made him do it.
    • Likewise with the Penguin and his backstory who constantly blames the Wayne family for financially ruining his family. When in truth it was his own decisions that lead him down his path.
    • Hugo Strange accuses quite a few of his "patients" of this, and treats his sessions with them as a sort of dialog-based torture session. He points out how Two-Face likes to pin the blame of his crimes on fate or the flip of his coin rather than own up to the culpability of his own actions. However, unlike the others on this page, Two-Face is genuinely sick and wants to be treated to cease being a criminal. Strange's torment of him only serves to blame him for his own pathology, while at the same time re-enforcing it (their sessions end with Strange instigating the Two-Face persona and then letting him loose, knowing he'll commit more crimes).
  • In Ghost Trick, Yomiel blames everyone but himself for having a hand in his death. Yes, his vendetta against Detectives Jowd and Cabanela are kind of understandable, seeing as they arrested him, subjected him to merciless interrogation, and were going to shoot him when he tried to escape, all while he was innocent. But then, he also blames Lynn, who was just a little kid playing in the park when he was being chased by the police, and who only was involved in the situation because he chose to take her hostage. Which he blamed her for, by simple fact that he wouldn't have thought to take a hostage if she hadn't been there! It is played with later, as Yomiel admits that he knows Lynn was innocent, and knows that he screwed up his life.
  • In Harvest Moon: The Tale Of Two Towns, the cooking competitions are Serious Business. If you don't take part yourself, you can choose to just cheer your town's cooking team on. If you're a resident of Bluebell and the team loses, Jessica will say "If you'd been a bit more supportive we..." but she stops herself before finishing. Grady will also claim that the cooking team lost because you weren't cheering properly, but he apologies right away.
  • Averted with Gray Mann of Team Fortress 2. While he seethes at the fact all his robots are imbeciles, he admits it's his fault for designing them, and claims that the "hailing circuit" was his one moment of weakness.
  • Any game that has a focus on team gameplay (or, more often, just team gameplay in theory) will always have someone falling into this trope whenever they screw up and costs the team the win. Crosses with Small Name, Big Ego if they promptly take all the credit for when their team actually wins.
  • Tales of Xillia: After the death of Milla, Alvin tries to get Jude to snap out of his Heroic BSoD by attacking him... and takes it too far by shooting Leia In the Back. While initially horrified by it, he soon blows his stack and screams at an equally-enraged Jude that it's his fault. Sure, Alvin, you can blame Jude, but which one of you has the gun in his hand?
  • Tomb Raider (2013): After Alex's death, Reyes blames Lara for failing to save him and accuses her of being a Doom Magnet, apparently forgetting that she was the one who let Alex go off on his own in the first place.
  • Starscream of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron despite being the main reason for the loss of a large amount of Decepticon forces and the failure of a huge operation, he blames his soldiers, the Combaticons (who were the ones who bailed said operation out and cleaned up after Starscream) and tosses them into jail for insubordination when they protest.
    • Megatron considers Cybertron's state of shutdown all Optimus's fault, saying that he's stopped him from returning Cybertron to its natural state when he stopped the Core's corruption from Dark Energon. Already an absurd statement which is even more absurd when Dark Energon literally is Unicron's blood.
  • The krogan in the Mass Effect series have a pretty selective memory, believing, "We saved the galaxy from the rachni, then they neutered us all," completely skipping over the massive aggressive, expansionist war that they started inbetween. Only Wrex and a few other Krogan seem to realize this, with most Krogan remaining belligerent and unapologetic. If you cure the Genophage, Wrex's brother Wreav outright admits that as soon as the Reapers are defeated he's going to raise an army of krogan and take revenge on the galaxy.
    • The quarian race also applies. They despise the geth for driving them off their homeworld, apparently ignoring the fact that the only reason the geth did that was because the quarians were trying to wipe them out. If Shepard points this out to Tali in the first game, she claims that the quarians had no choice, which the third game shows is complete bullshit. Not only did the quarians provoke conflict with the completely docile and friendly geth, but the old quarian government killed off any quarians who spoke out against this state-ordered genocide. In the third game, this leads to the Flotilla going into an idiotic war with the geth thanks to one warmonger of an admiral who refuses to accept that he may be making a mistake. At that point Tali has gone through Character Development and realizes what a bunch of hypocrites/idiots the admirals are.
    • Liara has a small moment near the end of Lair of the Shadow Broker if the player chooses a certain dialogue option. She criticizes Kaidan/Ashley for not trusting Shepard after the latter was brought Back from the Dead by a known terrorist organization, conveniently leaving out the part where she was the one who left them in the dark on the subject, which allowed the Illusive Man to poison them with false information. She also slips into this in 3, repeatedly blaming Javik for not living up to her extremely romanticised view of the Protheans.
  • In League of Legends, "Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars" and every multiplayer game, even "Call of Duty", it is common that a player will yell at his teammates in a losing game, then proceed to say that he is the only competent person on said team, even if he is doing the worst and/or hardly contributes and judges solely on his KDA ratio.
  • Mega Man Zero: Dr. Weil blames the reploids for causing destruction all the time, but he considers it "the right thing" when he enacts Project Elpis and causes Elf Wars (decimating 90% of reploids and 60% of human population), and then blamed humans for punishing him. He might be right, considering that the humans are basically going vigilante... if not for the fact that the judges are reploids made by Weil himself.
  • Scylla Cartier-Wells from Remember Me. While she constantly blames her daughter, Nilin for a car accident that cost her a leg, it was her fault for turning around to talk to her daughter while driving, instead of stopping at the red light just up ahead. While it is true that Nilin was misbehaving before, she wasn't misbehaving for about a minute before the crash, which doesn't justify Scylla's behaviour.
  • In Sonic Rivals, Eggman Nega's motive is that the failures of his ancestor, Dr. Eggman, caused the world to refuse to recognize genius, motivating him to travel back in time, and kill his ancestor, erasing his failures and altering his family history. According to Shadow, though, this is just Nega blaming his own failures on the past.
  • Lyric, the Big Bad of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, blames the other Ancients for his incurable disease, which necessitated his conversion into a cyborg, when in reality, it was his own reckless experiments with the Chaos Crystals that led to him contracting said disease in the first place.
  • ENIGMA: An Illusion Named Family: Unlike his younger brother Minhyuk, who blames himself for everything, Samoon's mantra is that his company's troubles were never his fault. No, it's all the fault of a single employee, and he shouldn't be held responsible for how they killed a patient with a faulty vaccine!
  • The Halo series's background info has the entire Office of Naval Intelligence do this. When the war against the Covenant ends, and the sins of the past are being looked at in detail, ONI decides to pin all of the unethical aspects of the SPARTAN-II program (kidnapping 75 children, replacing them with doomed-to-die flash clones, and subjecting said children to harsh military training and dangerous augmentations) on the project's head scientist Catherine Halsey, portraying her as an insane Mad Scientist who did it all For Science! ONI fails to mention that the SPARTAN-II Program was their idea; in fact, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx shows that ONI head Margaret Parangosky actually considered Halsey to be a "bleeding-heart" who was too concerned about the IIs' well-being.
  • In Dragon Age: Origins, Loghain is of this mind regarding the failure at Ostagar. When Anora asks him an Armor-Piercing Question over whether or not he indirectly killed Cailan, he looks away from her and mutters that Cailan's death was his own fault.
    • Loghain's first response to any mention of his crimes is to deflect the blame onto someone else. He left Cailan and the Grey Wardens to die? Cailan killed himself and/or the Grey Wardens goaded him into the charge (which to be fair isn't entirely inaccurate). Loghain allowed the darkspawn to pour into Ferelden since he was too busy igniting and fighting a needless civil war and/or Orlesian border patrol? It's the nobles' faults for not instantly bowing before him. The Warden points out he sold elves into slavery? It's the Wardens' fault because them raising their own army to fight the Blight he wasn't fighting meant it was somehow their fault he stretched his forces too thin and needed the money. Anora sides with the Warden because Loghain's many crimes, madness, and paranoia have finally gone too far for her? They brainwashed her. Only occasionally does he expand his defense to I Did What I Had to Do.
  • Yuuki Terumi of BlazBlue fame zigzags this trope all over the place. You see, it's whether accepting the blame is beneficial to him that determines whether he'll take it or dodge it.
    • Because he requires external observation to retain his existence (for him, being hated is easier), he's willing to accept the blame for screwing up other people's lives. This includes creating the Black Beast (Nine), killing Tomonori in cold blood (Jubei), murdering Nine and Trinity (Valkenhayn, Hakumen, Kokonoe) and everything he did to Ragna and Saya (Ragna, Noel).
    • On the other hand, if the consequences of accepting blame are harmful to him, he's all too willing to distort the truth of the affair, up to and including attacking (with intent to kill) any potential witnesses. See the affair of "Ministerial Secretary to Jin Kisaragi" as proof; he would rather tell Tsubaki that Noel stole the seat from her than admit his own role in the affair (also, she was Jin's sec in another world, but he left to chase Ragna anyway, one instance had her jump ship to Zero Squadron just to pursue him, and she winds up dead in the end) because (a) he'd rather keep an anti-Observer weapon pointed away from him and (b) he needs an anti-Hakumen shield close at hand. And the first spoilered bit is all the reason he needs to kill Makoto... amongst other things.
  • Huey Emmerich, as of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, is this to a T. When he is called out for his crimes: helping XOF destroy the MSF and the original Motherbase, helping Skull Face create the ST-84 Metal Gear, causing the Vocal Cord parasite mutation that resulted in the deaths of dozens of Diamond Dog's personnel, try to use his son in a weapon experiment, and for murdering his wife; he refuses any blame. He tells outright lies (such as claiming that his wife had committed suicide or that he was not aware of XOF's attack until it had started), shifts the blame onto someone else (trying to blame Venom Snake for the deaths of the Diamond Dogs personnel even though Snake had only killed them to prevent the spread of an infection caused by Huey, or claiming that Kaz was the traitor because he had contacts with Cipher in the past), or, after being caught out in the lie, tries to claim that he had done the right thing anyway (he claims that MSF and Diamond Dogs were just bands of murderers that needed to be destroyed).
  • The Legend of Dragoon: This shows up in Haschel's backstory of him being a lousy parent. As her martial arts master, he pokes and pokes at Claire to be more aggressive until she accidentally kills her sparring partner. Then he accuses her of "planting a murderous intention in her fist." No, what happened on his watch, as a result of his words to his student, wasn't his fault. By the time the game proper has started, he's realized this and his entire motivation is to track her down so she can forgive him.
  • Garrosh Hellscream in World of Warcraft infects his men with the Sha and when they all succumb, blames Anduin who up to that point, had done nothing beyond telling Garrosh he was making a grave mistake. He also orders an attack on the Alliance fleet in Twilight Highlands, despite both parties being present to fight the Twilight's Hammer, and then tells his men that the Alliance attacked first. In the final confrontation with Thrall, he accuses Thrall of leaving him to rule the Horde in spite of the fact that he wasn't ready, conveniently forgetting that Thrall had given him respected Horde leaders to advise him, whom Garrosh then proceeded to alienate and/or try to kill.
    • The nation of Kul Tiras portrays Daelin Proudmoore as a noble man who was ruthlessly betrayed by his daughter he tried to save as he fought valiantly against the evil Horde. In reality, while he did set out to save Jaina, Daelin started the conflict with the Horde and was given multiple chances to withdraw both by Thrall and Jaina, the latter of whom did her best t convince him the Horde wasn't the same as before. Not only did Daelin continue to antagonize the Horde, he ousted Jaina from Theramore and tried to have Thrall killed during parley, only failing due to Rexxar having guessed it would be a trap. In the end, Daelin was killed because it was the only way to end a conflict he started.
  • Mighty No. 9: The entire plot happened because years ago Gregory Graham tried to use Trinity to get ahead of weapon development, only to be stopped by Dr. Blackwell, who was incarcerated so Graham could avoid being arrested. Years later, he tries again and Trinity basically causes the robot apocalypse. He tries to shift blame to anyone he can think of, from Trinity's creators to his own parents.
  • In the Golden Ending of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex, Uka Uka attempts to blast Cortex, but he ducks out of the way and Uka Uka ends up hitting a part of the space station that causes a chain reaction. Uka Uka is quick to say that it's Cortex's fault for not letting himself be killed.
  • In Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Satan blames Vlad the Impaler for the failure of one of his attacks on Heaven, as Vlad was the General he nominated to lead his forces. This is despite the fact that Vlad correctly predicted the attack would end in failure and tried to point out the multiple tactical flaws involved, but Satan ignored him and insisted the attack should go ahead regardless.
  • In Star Trek Online's "Delta Rising" expansion, one mission has the Player Character attempt to broker peace with the invading Vaadwaur. When Vaadwaur leader Gaul learns this means ending his invasion (as opposed to you joining him in conquering the quadrant), he loses his temper and starts massacring Talaxian civilians at the space station where you're holding the talks, then accuses you of laying a trap when Admiral Tuvok arrives with Turei reinforcements.
  • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse: The Big Bad of the game is Dr. Merlot, a scientist who was previously believed dead and who is responsible for the fall of Mountain Glenn. This was a town that was overrun by the Grimm years ago, resulting in the complete loss of life of its inhabitants. The game very strongly implies that Dr. Merlot's unsanctioned experiments on the Grimm to make them even more powerful and dangerous than they already are was to blame. During a confrontation that builds up towards the game's climax, Dr. Merlot asks Professor Ozpin if Ozpin would believe him if he said the fall of Mountain Glenn wasn't his fault. However, Ozpin only believes that Dr. Merlot never takes responsibility for his actions and the consequences that stem from them.
  • In Injustice: Gods Among Us, this is applied to both Injustice!Superman and Injustice!Batman.
    • When Batman points out how Superman starts his Face–Heel Turn and is scaring people, Superman is quick to say he learned it from Batman. He also justifies killing the Joker as "one death to save millions" when really, he was motivated by revenge, not altruism. Superman repeatedly refuses to admit how far he's fallen, at one point blaming Insurgency Batman for his actions. Ironically, the one thing Superman will claim responsibility for was him killing Lois and their unborn baby and that wasn't his fault.
    • While Batman blames himself for not preventing Superman's Face–Heel Turn, he denies his role in the events that lead up to that. His leniency and misplaced mercy against psychopathic villains like the Joker allows them to break out of Cardboard Prison and continue terrorizing society with little repercussions. When Regime members and even the Joker accuse him for Murder by Inaction, Batman staunchly won't accept it.
  • Lord Brevon from Freedom Planet, when he's not trying to portray his villainous actions as necessary evils, likes to deflect all responsibility for said actions (that include usurping control of an entire nation to start a war, brainwashing characters into servitude, stealing the primary source of power for the entire planet, and Cold-Blooded Torture) onto the heroes while painting himself as merely reacting their interference. Fortunately, nobody buys his excuses, and Torque even throws his blame-dodging back in his face at one point.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising: During the Aurum arc, Palutena blames only Viridi and Hades for the Aurum invasion, pointing out that the war between the Underworld and Forces of Nature most likely drew the Aurum, stated to be "beckoned by destruction and corruption," to Earth in the first place. Viridi rightfully points out that Palutena and Pit are just as responsible, since they raised quite a bit of destruction themselves fighting Medusa. Pit shoots back by pointing out that between the three factions, Viridi and her Reset Bomb were the most destructive, which Viridi refuses to acknowledge.
  • In the final mission of Watch_Dogs antagonist Damien accuses protagonist Aiden Pearce of this, pointing out that Pearce's entire motivation throughout the story is to avenge his niece's death, caused when a heist that he and Damien enacted went wrong and got a hit taken out on them. However Aiden immediately responds that he does blame himself for his part in the plan.
  • In South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the New Kid's parents are kidnapped by Mitch Conner, which is just Cartman's alternate persona in hand puppet form. None of the other kids buy it. Despite chasing him throughout the last quarter of the game, cornering him, and beating the shit out of him, he still refuses to admit what he did and still blames everything on Mitch Conner, even though they both one and the same.
  • In Dishonored, in a Low-Chaos run, when all their plans are unraveling, Havelock would say that it was Martin's fault as they had suggested and planned Corvo's breakout. Then, Havelock switches it around and blames Corvo for being "so damn good at his job". Finally, Havelock says it was all their faults for being greedy but at no point, outright takes any responsibility for their actions.


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