In less than ten words, the villain says something that compels your character to try and kill them, even if the rest of the group would try to stop you.
What did they say?
Your sister screamed your name till I eventually broke her.
"He... he's still... warm..."
"You are a slave to nature; I am a slave to nature; man is a slave to nature. That is all we will ever be, so why pretend otherwise?"
Pessimists can get fucked, both in game and out.
Doesn't that actually make you lose the will to fight?
Insert whatever plot-relevant time-dependent *thing* the PC's were out to stop.
Be it a coup, or a dark ritual, or, well, a watchmen reference. Finding out that they fought their way through a legion of annoying grunts only to learn that they weren't too late, they were MONUMENTALLY too late, all that would drive my PC to just assault them.
She didn't cry so much, after the first time.
"You're too stupid and weak to do it..."
If I'm allowed to go over ten
"We both know you're too stupid and weak to finish the job, Walter. Now lock me away so I can kill more of you dumb animals later."
If I die before you, he doesn't get my soul.
>brother was corrupted to madness by demons and pulled an Eclipse from Berserk
>Only reason he's still human is because I survived Guts style
>Ritual is ongoing until I'm dead or he is
''Everything dies, even gods of war. I will replace her''
My current character is a paladin dedicated to a God of War. I find declaring a personal intent to attack and/or replace a paladins God is enough to warrant the paladin going full murderhobo on them.
>"I made sure that she loved every minute of it"
>"It doesn't matter, you'll never see her/him/your family again"
"H-hey... *cough* Did I ever tell you how much she loved carnations?"
After the famous jester thief tried to yank pity out of me using his sob backstory, he held a single carnation out to my character. As I promised to bring it back to his dead daughter's grave, it squirted water in my eyes.
After an entire arc of putting up with that bullshit, my character blacked out for awhile. No one had to stop me. At that point everyone was on board for kicking all the honks and squeaks out of the face painted faggot.
"And you see, I built you. In building you, you're mine to control. All the riches you hoard are to fuel my inevitable regime. Nothing you can do to change that. You've done so very admirably."
That's not really pessimist though. He doesn't comment on whether or not it is good to be a slave to nature. For all you know he believes it's only right and proper to fulfill your natural role.
God damn I fucking love clowns and jesters
"You're missing the most important thing: cold blood."
>Any of the usual stuff implying harm being made towards his lover, like half of this thread
"You weak tiny little thing. You can't beat me."
"I dare you."
"It still controls you."
Addison never mattered, and you'll never bring her back.
My Rigger's best friend had her brain fried out of her nose after finding a secret Ares file when they were 9, forcing her family into hiding. She came back 12 years later to Fuck Ares' Shit Up and get her revenge. So far she's used a 1-time-only hacking tool on trying to find the file that killed her friend and blown up over 500,000 nuyen worth of Ares gear against her team's wishes.
To Gainsley Flexington, Muscle Wizard
> He was weak, you know. He died weeping.
To Zevin Zelzin, neurotic Necromancer.
> Best part is, I got away with it! Un-fucking-scathed.
^actually occurred, the DM said it and Zevin tried to kill the BBEG
To Lyle DeSade, intentionally That Guy CE Fighter
> Literally anything
Virtualoptim, which I always read as Virtual OP Tim, choosing to believe he was a seed AI set to the task of becoming the greatest troll on 4chan, was an insufferable tripfag on here last year. I didn't really cap anything, since I pretty much stopped reading any thread once he had two posts in it. Others may have capped stuff, or you could look up his name in an archive site.
"Her fear was delightful. I couldn't eat another bite."
This is what happens when the BBEG is basically an emotional vampire who leaves his victims brain-dead emotion-sucking husks and the PC is attempting to protect his childhood friend.
Sir Humphry made a bit of a mess of naming this new element, at first spelling it alumium (this was in 1807) then changing it to aluminum, and finally settling on aluminium in 1812. His classically educated scientific colleagues preferred aluminium right from the start, because it had more of a classical ring, and chimed harmoniously with many other elements whose names ended in –ium, like potassium, sodium, and magnesium, all of which had been named by Davy.
>at first spelling it alumium (this was in 1807) then changing it to aluminum, and finally settling on aluminium in 1812.
>and finally settling on aluminium
I've wracked my brain for over half an hour and talked to my GM and two other players, but we can't think of anything.
There's nothing that a villain could say that would spur him to such a rash action. Nothing is left of his existence to destroy or a part of his past to explain in a way that would cause him to lose it. There are plenty of things left to scare him, but there's nothing else to be mad about.
It's kinda sad that I've made such an emotional null of a character.
Actually, this could work for a 4th-wall breaking villain against a good aligned party.
A villain that instead of trying to escape his imposed destiny, has embraced it and has made his mission to commit the most repulsive and inhuman acts of villainy possible.
Why? Because he was not to blame. He knows that he is going to lose against the players. He knows that he doesn't stand a chance. He's going to die.
And yet, he can claim one final victory by letting them know that their desire of adventure and glory are the ones responsible of his creation, and thus, of the destruction and suffering he caused.
Also, without actually breaking the 4th wall, just like the Joker, make a villain that solely exist for them. A character that strives to become more powerful and evil just to provide the heroes a challenge.
"I'm kicking your ass and sending you back to prison!"
My current character just spent 20 years in the toughest prison around, his response will be:
Followed by hitting the fool with every spell he's got.