Game: Final Fantasy V (1992)

Gather around children and I'll tell you a tale as sad and ridiculous as time itself. There was once an old buffoon called Galuf. Nobody in his party took him seriously, including the higher power holding the game controller. It turns out this occasionally perverted amnesiac was not only king of the world you explore during the second half of the game but was responsible for saving the planet thirty years prior. Then he sacrificed his life in an epic battle with the arboreal villain Exdeath. Galuf's story was filled with the kinds of “oh snap” moments that makes playing these games so fun, imperfect translations and all.