Ather City/YMMV

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  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Lee's father. A man forced, through difficult circumstances, to take his son on the run who would do anything to protect him? Or a stupid person who decided to take his son from relative safety into a wide, open world and shove a gun in his hand? Was his mutilation of several NUO soldiers over the top, or justified?
  • Complete Monster: Sarah. First she kills one of her sons. Then she brainwashes an NUO sniper into doing exactly as she says, without her realising she was brainwashed. Then she goes and telepathically torments HER OTHER SON so much he ends up on the ground, crying, pleading for it to stop. Then it turns out she was addicted to her own telepathy and she was doing it for another high. The Moral Event Horizon has not only been crossed, it's been crossed several times.
  • Designated Hero: Dominic. At times, he can be just as bad as some of the antagonists, especially in his interactions with other characters.
  • God Mode Sue: Dominic, full stop. Read the other entries about him and just try to disagree.
    • To be honest, several other kinds of Mary Sue apply to Dominic too. God Mode Sue is probably just the limiter - it'd be outright unfair to say he's a Black Hole Sue as well. We hope.
    • To clarify, here's a few things Dominic has managed so far:
      • Defeat the ruler of Hell in single combat;
      • Survive unimaginable torture at the hands of an Eldritch Abomination;
        • On that note, I'd like to point out that said Eldritch Abomination is the ruler-in-chief of Hell; the guy Dominic defeated was technically the second-in-command. But even so.
      • Possess Matthew's body, which is mechanical and should not be able to have a soul;
      • Learn how to flash-step after fighting Chaos for a couple of minutes;
      • Learn and master the Mindscape spell (which Word of God states only Nick can do without training) after talking to Nick for a few minutes;
      • Destroy a person and absorb both their bodily mass and their soul;
      • Expand his own soul to cover the entire planet;
      • Destroy a conglomeration of all eight Phases of Light at once. Phases being the nigh-omnipotent beings who are destined to fight the True King of Hell when it arises from Hell.
    • This statement sums it up perfectly:

"Dominic destroys an entire city with a single punch."

    • In addition, one could consider Jonathan Newton to be a Sue of this variety too - out of the good-aligned player characters, his abilities give him by far the most versatile moveset, and one of the most powerful to boot. In addition, when Super-Powered Evil Side Nathan takes control of Jonathan's body, his powers receive an utterly insane boost, since Nathan's powers essentially run on pure hatred, which is, quite frankly, the only emotion he feels.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Whilst there haven't been any visual examples of it yet, it is made clear that the True King is essentially made of this trope.
    • Jessica, when she transforms from a Catgirl (closer to cat than girl, to be clear) into... well, something completely different.
    • To some, Michael's "poster kills" are considered by himself to be an art form in the first game.
      • And now in the second game.
    • Pictor Rang.
    • Sarah's Mind Rape of Lee is pretty horrible.