The Lovers: The Princess and Tim
"Tim is off on a search to rescue the Princess. She has been snatched by a horrible and evil monster. This happened because Tim made a mistake."
So many times we've played the role of the stalwart hero rescuing the princess from untold evil, but Braid broke new ground by revealing that all of your efforts and all of your hope to earn her love would be in vain; you were the monster all along.
Through Tim's journey we come to understand that he feels he is meant to be with her, that he believes that she needs him as much as he needs her. Sadly, it's all a delusion; sometimes the hearts we break can never be mended.