>An ancient evil has awakened
>The military is more than able to deal with it
>military handles the return of an ancient evil
>our biggest opponents in the last century have been someone claiming to be the third great empire, another ancient empire claiming to trace its emperor's lineage to the gods, and basically islam
>the only thing they havent been able to defeat is communism, something that's less than a century old
shit i guess that's accurate.
I like this in Arcanum. The main villain was thrown into another dimension forever for researching a school of magic that is perfectly legal and openly practiced now.
Sure, he moved to a different goal by then. But still, pretty funny.
>An ancient prophecy has been fulfilled
>You are not the chosen one
>Ancient Spirits of Evil Awaken
>they transform this decaying body to mumra the ever living
>Group of teens finds an ancient artifact containing a great evil
>Rather than mess with it they throw it away
>Main character realizes that they've been working for the villain the entire time.
>Realizes that the villains decisions while immoral, are justifiable and easily understood.
>Instead of leaving like a retard, the main character realizes that the best hope they have of making a difference is to continue siding with the main villains.
>A mysterious alien hivemind is taking over the townspeople one by one.
>It's actually just the interdimesional equivalent of a tourist and moves on in a week or two.
>Everyone is returned to normal and now have a better understanding of each other
Would you still call it edgy if it happened to be one of the most colourful games you'll play?
Nonsense. You can do it without it being romantic love. What I meant to say is respect and admiration.
>A G.I. Joe copy show
>troops asking why they all dress differently even though they are an army
>no black or white only grey
>PSA about basic jungle survival and how to disarm a mine
>Deals with PTSD and Eye damage due to exposure bright lasers
I don't play or particularly like Tales so I'd never be able to build a fair opinion on it.
But from the ones I've played I don't expect great plot, characters and general story quality anyways.
>Having superior technology to a race of beings capable of interstellar travel
Unless there's something I'm missing this is fucking stupid and whatever series did this is retarded.
>Hero goes rogue and takes over the world by force, doing some awful things in the process for the sake of the future
>The world actually becomes better under his control, because he has the intelligence and planning to fix a bunch of the world's problems without turning it into an authoritarian dictatorship.
>The main protagonist is a hero
>He might have to kill the primary antagonist
>"BUT IF YOU KILL HIM YOU'LL BE LIKE HIM OR WHAT YOU HATE MOST!"
it kind of did in the game tales of vesperia.
The main character kills some bad guys against his teams wishes. Surprisingly, his team mates don't throw a bitch fit (even the naive young princess) when they discover what he's been doing and even understand where he's coming from. I was pretty surprised.
Not Aang's case but
>kill mooks left/right in spite of that, or at least severely incapacitates them, beyond what would be considered acceptable for someone with a "no kill" policy
I'm looking at you, Netflix Daredevil
This was something that I thought was pretty cool with
Kamen Rider Kuuga. The police and other local law enforcement were completely outclassed at the start but make real progress against the monsters of the week, and by the end of the series have bullets that can outright kill the bastards.
>A female bully picks on the mc
>They fuck their differences aside and become best of friends.
>It gets mentioned in literally every episode, until the show isn't about anything else anymore
To be fair, every Star Kingdom/Empire/Republic etc in Weber's Honorverse is a stand-in for a real world historical parallel. So the idea of the Space Britian being good and Space Napoleaonic France being bad isn't that different from real history.
>villain interupted as they try to start monologuing
Watching GotG, I thought it was amazing they did that shit twice. Fucking brilliant.
Holy shit that'd be hilarious.
>AHHH, I'm awake after 10000 years, time to bring peace and prosperity to this world!
>FUCK what the shit are these brats doing to me? I'm bringing you wealth and happiness disphits
I actually do want to see that. Especially if they manage to fuck shit up for a little while (like button-mashing a fighting game) but ultimately lose to an experienced opponent.
>ancient evil arises
>turns out it was only evil in the minds of the uneducated morons however many years ago and is like a gigantic spirit of gayness or something instead and is mostly nice to people.
I can think of a couple stories where they destroy the 'ultimate good' because they want Humans to achieve it on their own and not have it handed to them.
A bit like a Lex Luthor who wants superman out of the way so Humans will achieve things for themselves.
>caveman/desert island/post-apocalyptic setting
>the men wear shoes and the women are barefoot
>Superhero realizes that "killing to save a life in immediate peril" is a really easy code to stick to and doesn't lead to unchecked massacres.
If you're already Superhuman, you should have a bit more confidence in your own ability to regulate yourself.
>character wins the lottery/becomes filthy rich
>never forgets where they came from, stays pretty level headed
>keeps most of their fortune saved in the bank and goes about living as they did
>the princess has been captured
>she's secretly a badass and got captured on purpose to destroy the villain's lair from within
>turns out that expansionist empire that was hunting for the mystical mcguffins of magic were actually doing so to lock them away in even safer locations than the stupidly old and ancient temples they'd been rotting away in
>also, life in the empire is generally better and the "freedom fighters" that are united against it are just terrorists.
>the evil dictator isn't actually all that evil
>he's been using his absolute power to bring about rapid industrialization and social reform, improving the lives of almost everyone under his rule
Transformers 2 and Ben 10 did this.
Lol'd both times.
I think the lack of sex in my ldr is getting to me, I think I may be attracted to the idea of vanilla sex...not to say that I'm vanilla but that the idea of flavorless sex that just feels good between two people who love each other and are able to please one another is getting to me
fuck, I know I've read a dozen books with this in it, but I read a shit-ton of young adult fiction as a young adult and barely remember any of it.
I just remember it seemed like every other book had either "Move over, Harry Potter!" on the back, or "Not your typical princess!"
>you're not the chosen one
>instead you're best normie and an ensemble darkhorse that everyone likes better, because you kick more ass than the chosen one without getting your dick sucked by the universe
One that I've been actively trying to find:
>Individual commits absolutely horrid, egregious acts for money.
>Killings, kidnapping, raping, and all in between.
>Turns out he was doing it to acquire the money, resources, and skills to take on an even greater evil organization whilst simultaneously hiding his motives
>Using his acquired wealth, skills, and connections he systematically dismantles the conspiracy for the betterment of the world
>Retires to a modest but comfortable life, never is caught or punished for his past sins.
Think back to those books and movies you're thinking about that claim to have a character who "isn't your typical princess". Basically, she's supposedly a badass who doesn't need rescuing thank you very much.
Now how many of those works had said princess as the main character? Exactly.
I think that was sort of the idea behind the Idea of Evil in Berserk's deleted chapter.
>most of them
Bullshit. Are you seriously trying to tell me there's a ton of books and movies where a competent princess is the main protagonist, and I haven't heard of any of them somehow?
You better start naming names, because I actively seek that shit out.
I think Castlevania comes close, what with the whole "I only exist because people are cunts which fuels my power, and/or they summon my ass back from purgatory for funsies" thing Dracula prattles on about in some games.