Starlancer Flight: Morgan Valentine
After watching the recent videos released by Capcom, Asura from Asura's Wrath. His wife was killed by the commander of the other Gods(his leader as well), while his daughter spends the next 10,000 years as a catalyst and battery for the Gods to increase their powers perpetually.
It really makes you feel bad for him after seeing how happy he and his family were.
And people wonder why he's so pissed off.
Do you want fries with that? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?!
The Insanity of Sasuke Uchiha
The No-Life King was both shocked and enraged when he eventually made his way outside and found Seras sparkling in the sunlight. “Police Girl, what do you think you're doing?!” Alucard bellowed, causing Seras to emit a surprised 'gasp'. “Stop that this instant!”
“Oh... M-Master, I-I was just... just...”
“You were sparkling!!!” Alucard shouted.
The Truth about FF
It seems small compared to some of the stories here, but...I was amazed by how much sympathy I felt for the final villain of "Tex Murphy: Overseer".
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As a young idealist, he tries to make a difference in some UN job (I forget the details, it's been over a decade). A traitor blows them up; he survives, but is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
He watches the world turn to shit with nuclear war, and the rebuilding afterward.
He still tries to make a difference. This time around, he becomes a respected business tycoon, using his wealth to support worthy causes...then some corrupt executive with neo-nazi political backers takes over his company and sidelines him yet again.
So, seeing how the world is spiraling into ever-increasing corruption, he decides to stop fucking around. He comes up with this big conspiracy to rule the world behind the scenes, finally doing things right. But the aforementioned pseudo-nazis discover his project, try to take it over, kill a lot of people in the process...
In the end, the pseudo-nazis are beaten by Tex Murphy...who proceeds to destroy his project. "Checkmate." He and Tex have a drink "to the future", and then, once Tex leaves, he shoots himself.
I've never felt so sorry for a video game villain before or after.
I've looked over several lists now for tragic characters and find myself a bit disappointed that none of them have my girl Viola Guines from the Zone of the Enders series. She appears in even the Idolo ova as well as the Dolores,I series, where her character and story are further developed. One could make a valid argument the entire zoe series is about Viola almost. I admit that when I first played zoe 1, she grew a bit irritating, but that's because you knew nothing about her [spoiler] and the fact the only person she loved, Radium, went insane and was killed in front of her. [/spoiler] I also find it quite odd that ever since playing and watching the zoe entries, I keep finding characters named Viola pretty much everywhere now.
To me, Viola defines and personifies the tragic character trope and has since become one of my favorite vg characters.
As he befriends this little girl (Who LOOKS like his daughter) dies. And drives him mad, and it took the sacrifice of his brother in law and best friend to have what it took to fight the "Big Bad." who was responsible for *EVERYTHING*
Aka: The GOlden freakken Spider! (His "Buddy" in Hell) aka: God himself.
The game starts with him being asked to fight impossible odds in a prototype mecha that everybody seems to want, moments after he watched his friends get crushed by an enemy mecha. By the end, just when he's made a pact with the machine, he finds out that the machine's objective was to go on a suicide run, but by that point, there's nothing Leo can say to convince it otherwise.
Though, maybe it's just the fact that the story only continues in 2nd Runner, which I haven't played, that makes the fate of Jehuty and Leo seem so saddening.
X, who suffers in most games of the Mega Man X series.
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Xenogears people. Mothereffin' Xenogears.
First off, let's begin with Lacan. Lacan is the third known reincarnation of a child who made contact with God. God granted this child two things: one was the company and lover he required to no longer be alone, and the other was the chance at receiving ultimate power. This child, known as Abel, would see his love killed in front of him. The second incarnation, Kim, would again be witness to his love's tragic death. Finally we come to Lacan who was also forced to watch helpless as his love died.
In this heartbroken state he happened upon the de facto evil twin of his lover who manipulated his broken spirit into seeking out the aforementioned ultimate power. If he had been all-powerful, he could have saved his love. Only when he finally made contact once more with God, he was in such a damaged state that he couldn't handle it. He couldn't handle the flood of memories of the woman he had loved ceaselessly for 9,000 years dying again and again and again while he couldn't do anything. He subsequently lost his mind and was overwhelmed by the power he had gained.
He only reclaimed his senses long enough to discover that he had committed genocide on a global scale, exterminating 96% of the planet's population. The few survivors were his former friends who promptly had him executed for his crimes. The last thing he knew in life was his former friends killing him.
But he would not allow himself to ease into death. His bitterness lingered on as a spirit known as Grahf. He transcended mortal death for the woman he had loved who's dying wish had only ever been for him to live. Well, he would do as she asked and "live" at any cost.
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Zulf, from Bastion.
An orphan, grew up as a thief until he got caught, turned his life around after that to become a diplomat until he woke up one morning to find that his newly-wedded wife and everyone else he knew (along with most of the planet) had been nuked.
Then later on he finds out the one of the survivors he's been living with had helped build said superweapon that had caused said nuking.
Then even later his attempts at revenge lead to him being nearly killed by the remnants of his own people. Or entirely killed if your character chooses to leave him there.
And finally with the game's ending he can either a)go through it all again via cosmic reboot or b)spend the rest of his life traveling with the guy that had helped murder everyone he ever knew in a post-apocalyptic wasteland in search of other survivors.
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Lee Everett from "The Walking Dead" by Telltale Games. Especially the last 'episode' of the game's first 'season'. spoilers:
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Slowly dying from a zombie bite, and hunting down the man who kidnapped Clementine, the little girl he's been taking care of since finding her alone in episode one. He eventually succumbs to the bite after saving Clem from her kidnapper, and you can either choose to have her kill or spare the zombified Lee.
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
- C.S. Lewis
Dory St. Johns on Wikicadia