Imperial Overlord wrote:
With regard to Riddick, Santana is consistently portrayed as an overconfident rapist with bad judgement. There's a whole night and day contrast between his nearly 100% cocky scum crew and John's crew of badass professionals who don't abuse their prisoners and get shit done.
I can get him raping and murdering his contracts because the Riddick verse is a terrible place. But how could a man with such poor judgement survive being around even other mercs? Surely a man who is willing to rape another merc when everyone is in ear-shot is just as likely to have a contract on his own head.
Similarly, the heroes of Event Horizon would have made out much better if they stayed home. As it is several people died for nothing, but there was no way they could know that going in.
Granted, but it isn't like they had any reason to suspect to find anything like what they did. By the time they started figuring things out, they were already pretty much fucked and just staying home still leaves the Event Horizon sitting in space. The characters in Diablo, Leah especially, have no excuse to not be savvy about the shit-hole world they live in.
Highlord Laan wrote:
I am so tired of storylines that require the heroes/PC's to be fucking retards. Why can I never have an actually intelligent and pragmatic player character in a video game? Do people actually enjoy the water-brained hero that's always a step behind and getting yanked around through pure writer fiat?
I loved them turning this on it's head in Shadow Complex. The "Doctor" taunts the hero (who has a gun pointed at the bad guy) with the line "you don't look like a killer to me," then promptly gets shot in the face.
The villain's "plan" in Star Trek (2009) certainly qualifies. What's his name again? Nemo?
Nero. And does that count for the purposes of this thread? It's explicitly acknowledged in-universe that he's not
thinking things all the way through because he just lost his wife and unborn child to a terrible disaster.
I really just like laughing at an ideas/writing that is so bad, any drama created is overridden by the complete stupidity of the premise or the only way it pans out is due to more writer's fiat or flat-out luck.
It's like in Walking Dead where this weird one-eyed guy shows up to a group of people "who don't trust anyone." IIRC, one of the guys in the group knows the Governer and knows what he's capable of. Pretty soon, all the leaders of this small band start dieing. Then one-day, this same guy declares that he's in charge, even though they were getting by just fine without him. Now they're going to steal the prison from other suvivors because "they are bad people." They bring a tank, and their new leader chops a bound man's head off with a Katana. Everyone knows loud noises attracted the undead. So... then everyone starts shooting and they start blowing holes in the walls of the shelter they want to take from these people.
So, the plan is to take a fortified prison with enough time to avoid getting eaten by walkers..... while also blowing huge chunks out of the walls. During all this, they are expending God only knows how many thousands of rounds of ammunition. How exactly did these people survive at all in the wilderness when some guy can come along and make them murder women and children with a single speech? That one bitch getting shot in the head by a pre-teen was hilarious though.Dead Space
(again): Your plan has succeeded. The marker is back to where it needs to be. Anyone who knows anything is dead (for no good reason). The man who made this all possible through bravery, resourcefulness, and some insanity is standing in front of you. You've just informed him in a mocking tone that has girlfriend is dead and has been from the start. Do you:
A. Apologize and inform him that there's nothing he could have done and that you could use someone like him to help put things back together? Lay it on thick and convince him he's a hero?
B. Mock him even more giving him no good reason not to murder you?
C. B and also get yourself killed by a tentacle monster because you have no one around to protect you from said tentacle monster?BioShock
: Again, your plan has succeeded. Your brain-washed killing machine has murdered Ryan and turned control of the city over to you. You have no idea his controls have been removed and he could still prove valuable considering he's done all the heavy lifting and still has Ryan's DNA. Hell, why drop the Atlas persona at all, even if you never needed it? Having a roving death machine to clear out any other Big Daddies or splicers would be immensely handy. Nah, tell him to off himself and juice yourself up on Adam, I'm sure it will all work out.
Both those games really fell apart at the end.