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    Revenge is an act of violence, financial ruin, or emotional torment that one person or group carries out against another, in response to some perceived wrongdoing.

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    Revenge last edited by Sirkinsella98 on 09/14/22 02:52PM View full history


    Revenge is a popular theme in all story-telling media, including video games. Early game stories could easily provide a motivation for the protagonist (and more importantly, the player) in the form of some terrible act perpetrated by his or her enemies, such as the murder of a family member.

    However, more story-focused games tend to use the well-worn literary device of revenge as a tragic flaw, showing how characters gradually lose their humanity as a consequence of their obsession (as Kratos does in God of War, for example.) This usually coincides with the concept of an anti-hero.


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