What are some examples of fallen heroes in video games?
Solid Snake in the first MGS goes on about how he's not a hero and seems to regret all the killing he's done as a soldier
El Shaddai has a segment where Enoch falls to darkness and you play as one of the fallen angels to bust him out of it
any others though? not OP but I do love the fallen hero archetype
Oh Gustave, flew too close to the sun. But it was a fun adventure
Oichi was a hero.
Sheik is a follower of the Sheikah, and failed.
Akuma was practicing the hadou, and the best student, up until he killed the teacher.
Skullkid was tatl and tael's best friend and hero, up until he got that weird mask.
>Sheik is a follower of the Sheikah, and failed.
that's not really what we mean by fallen hero. a fallen hero is a character who starts off as "good" but then either strays from the path of righteousness or ends up causing more harm in the process of doing what they think is right.
Think Darth Vader or Arthas
>Skullkid was tatl and tael's best friend and hero, up until he got that weird mask
I don't know where you got the idea Skullkid was a hero. Pretty sure he was just a mischievous/playful skullkid until Majora's Mask twisted those attributes into something more malicious
Nigga became Dracula, that was quite the fall.
That's what a fallen hero is.
A hero is a person, or thing that is, in the eyes of the cynical a worthless thing.
Heroes have nobility, cause and purpose. To the villain, these things are worthless, imperishable nuisances.
A fallen hero is a hero with these things compromised in the eundurance of values and principles. Sheik fails to escort Link to the final battle safely, and gets captured.
Oichi fails to protect Jubei, and even gets in his way towards the end.
Skullkid gets his friends tied up in a mess of drama because he's possessed by the mask.
And Akuma ends up living the rest of his life in anger and aggression because he can't conceptualize the true form of the hadou, the most free and uninhibited form.
These aren't your elementary school fallen heroes where the hero meets his end at the hands of a villain, or fails to accomplish his goals, these are heroes who can't have what they want because there is a better, stronger hero than them available and as a result fail to meet their goals.
>this whole post
>this whole thread
well you're wrong because the reason he was there corrupted by the abyss in the first place was because he went on a heroic quest to stop it from spreading. He was a famed knight and a hero in the eyes of those who inhabited Lordran during his time.
>OP just wanted a thread to find more oersteds
>Instead he got a namefag talking about gay ass semantics that nobody wanted to read
/vg/ was supposed to contain them
It has failed us yet again