7 Heroes Who Lived Long Enough to Become the Villain

Published A month ago by Jane Douglas

Achilles' heel turn

They say you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. The second option is popular with game protagonists, judging by how we're always battling our former heroes in subsequent games we played as in previous games. Enjoy these ultimate betrayals!

Take Dead Rising 2 follow-up Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, for instance, which reworks Dead Rising 2 with Frank West of Dead Rising 1 fame as the hero instead of motocross champ Chuck Greene.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record envisages how Chuck would deal with the Dead Rising 2 game over you got if you failed to get Katey her anti-zombifyng meds in time. Spoiler alert: the answer is "not well".

Chuck is now a wild-eyed maniac in desperate need of both a haircut and to stop carrying around a creepy doll version of his dead daughter, and not in that order.

Naturally, you end up having to battle fallen protagonist Chuck - no small ask, since he's equipped with his trademark slicycle, a motocross bike with twin chainsaws protruding from the handlebars that's much less fun when you're not the one in the driving seat.

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Jane Douglas
Jane is co-editor at Outside Xbox, where she writes words and makes videos. She enjoys dialogue trees.

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