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8 Gaming Heroes You Didn’t Realise Actually Killed Innocents

19 March 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Unlike avatars, as seen in RPGs like the Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect, we can’t fully control the actions/emotions of our playable characters, and as such, we often hope that the path our hero takes is done under a morally-acceptable light. In other words, we hope that they don’t do things associated with vigilantes, antiheroes, or villains, like killing innocents or causing unnecessary destruction.

Sometimes, however, this simply isn’t possible and the hero ends up acting immorally, either because they are forced to (Altair) or accidentally do so (Spec Ops: The Line’s Captain Walker). Unlike the aforementioned cases, though, this isn’t made obvious to you, as it only occurs that your character has done something wrong when you put down the controller and begin thinking about it outside the magic circle. While it may seem strange that you didn’t notice it the first time, »

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