10 Most Shocking Gaming Betrayals

Deception and duplicity from some of gaming's most memorable turncoats.

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Unless they’re doggedly individualistic or just too darn powerful to need them, video game protagonists tend to get by with a little help from their friends.

Whether they assist us through combat, moral support, quest-giving, item drops, or just through not constantly trying to stab us, video game allies are always there for us, on the front lines or back at home base.

So, when they do finally decide to stab us in the back, they twist that knife in deep. You have a certain level of detachment when an actor pretending to be a character in a movie betrays another actor, but when it’s a character you’ve been controlling this whole time, somebody whose mind and body you've effectively been inhabiting, it stings that little bit more.

It’s likely you’ve shared some tender moments or dark secrets with these characters, or have been put through the ringer by them in order to achieve what you thought was a common goal, only to have the rug pulled out from you when it's almost too late.

Have some unresolved trust issues getting you down? You might be able to trace a fair few of them back to these rotten apples...

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