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I think the line about Planescape: Torment does little except spoil the game, agreed? 08:05, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

No. It may bring up a major theme in the game, but that's not one of the major plot twists in the game. Also, other articles on emotions have references to fictional expressions of the topic, such as the Hulk for Anger and Hitchhiker's Guide for Boredom. Caufman 09:20, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

I disagree. It wasn't a plot "twist" per se, but it was an often-repeated, unanswered question that was only definitively answered/explored towards the very end of the game. Prior to the Fortress of Regrets (the last map/scene in the game), we really only have the vaguest idea what happened with the Nameless One's first incarnation.
That said, spoilers aren't reason enough remove material. I'm ambivalent as to whether the section (removed by months ago) should be restored. The final explanation and themes of regret are indeed powerful and central to the ending (and, in retrospect, much of the rest of the game), but I'm not convinced a couple sentences really does it justice, nor would a couple paragraphs be appropriate in this article. --Lode Runner 10:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Whats the difference beetwen Remorse and Regret[edit]

(Im not english)ThanksDzoni 14:44, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

  • hi dzoni, they are both very similar. im not sure what the diffrence is.Spencerk 16:53, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Yes,I noticed it Spencerk,but it would be interesting if someone could explain to us what excatly is the difference and why are those seperate emotions?It is very interesting that you are english language native(from Canada i figure) and even you dont know it.

Maybe it is because it is the same emotion...Dzoni 22:00, 20 April 2006 (UTC)

Remorse suggests regret, but that you will also do something about it/wouldn't do it again. -- 22:46, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
That's hard to describe because it is really very easy to confuse, but also not quite the same. You could start by explaining that you might regret that last glass of beer you had, but you wouldn't feel remorse for it, because regret is often just caused by undesirable results (like the hangover it got you). Remorse is more closely associated with personal guilt than regret is, it is more moral and emotional in nature. You will probably also regret having started to smoke (especially once you get lung cancer) but you would feel remorse for smoking during pregnancy and having it result in a mentally or physically disabled child. That's moral AND emotional: You are emotionally affected because it is your child suffering and morally because it is also your fault. Do you understand it better now? --TheOtherStephan 22:16, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Regret by inaction[edit]

What about the feeling one gets when wishing one had taken an opportunity to do something in the past, but would now be too late and/or impractical to do so? Could that also be considered as 'regret'? The article dosen't address this. --Seven of Nine 15:31, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Written in the first person point of view[edit]

Parts of his article are written in first person. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:41, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Agreed, this is a wikipedia article not group therapy- keep the language non-specific —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:57, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

'intelligent dislike'?[edit]

Remorse is an emotion. It cannot be an exclusively intellectual activity (as in 'intelligent OR emotional'). It is an emotional activity. The intellect is merely influenced (in terms of generated thoughts) by the emotions. - Nearfar (talk) 18:15, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

The Newer York dictionary entry for Regret[edit]

regret / [rɪˈɡret]


A spontaneous emotional response to getting caught.

Source --Drowninginlimbo (talk) 13:09, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

doesn't match wiktionary definition[edit]

wiktionary: Emotional pain on account of something done or experienced in the past (emphasis mine)

this article: reaction to personal past acts and behaviors

So can you regret something that happened to you, as opposed to something you did or failed to do? If regret is limited to personal acts: can you regret something you did if it wasn't a deliberate choice? -- (talk) 14:54, 12 August 2015 (UTC)