Best Video Game Protagonists


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1Master ChiefMCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

Master Chief is so epic and awesome. He's the reason why the halo franchise was so popular.

I don't know why he's so awesome, maybe it's the way he speaks, maybe its he's fighting skills, maybe it's because he can jump so high, I don't know. All I know is that he is the coolest protagonist ever.

Because of what he stands for; freedom, and survival. He is a very strong character, yet is kind to other soldiers and sometimes puts their safety ahead of his own showing that even though he is a tough soldier, he is also a caring commander. This is why I believe he should forever be in the top 3 best protagonists of all time.

His leadership impress all of UNSC Rank, even Fleet Admiral Hood was impressed by his progress during Human Covenant war. Even he's not the strongest SPARTAN, he was acknowledged by all SPARTAN as leader of SPARTAN's because of his natural leadership. Even the SPARTAN who ranks above him will gladly following his order because of John-117's great leadership.

Screw Kratos, Master Chief could kick his butt.

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2Gordon Freeman Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.
3Duke Nukem
4Niko Bellic
5Solid Snake

I don't think you can define a better hero in any game. As mislead and misguided as he is within the entire series, Snake always finds a way to do what he believes is best for the rest of mankind, as opposed to his own welfare. A true hero at heart, with unbelievable abilities

Snake defines awesomeness. Being included in Brawl was awesome, and if he's not included in ssb4, I might not even get it. The only way snake could be more epic is... Wait, he can't even get anymore epic.

Snake get up, stop messing around. Snake? Snake? SNAKE?!


Kratos is súper [email protected] Sure, he has a bad temper and such but leave the fight to Kratos and some other video game protagonist who thinks they're cool and you'll see who will win.

7John Marston

John Marston is just a relatable guy. He's not even a good guy by normal standards. He has a not-so-great past, but he's trying to rid himself of it and just have a solid, safe future did his family. Marston is malleable to the player, but still has his own character. The player truly feels connected to him, and his undeserved betrayal and death immortalized him in gamer's minds as the best video game character of all time. He is truly the only fictional character whose death crushed me

Best video game protagonist ever!

8LinkLink refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
9Altair Ibn La'Ahad
10MarioMario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise, created by Nintendo's Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. He serves as the eponymous protagonist of the series and is the mascot of Nintendo. The Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time.

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11Ezio Auditore da Firenze

I like ezio better than altair and that is because of his person he was more calm

12Alex Mason
13Commander Shepard
14Max Payne
15Jodie Holmes
16Nathan Drake
17Soap McTavish
18Agent 47Agent 47 is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Hitman video game series released by IO Interactive and Square Enix Europe.
20Sean Devlin
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