Biggest Badass In Video Game History


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1Duke Nukem: Duke Nukem

-He can kill countless aliens and still have time to step into a Strip Club
-He can be in loads of bad or criticly slammed games and still remain one of the greatest badasses of all time
-Every man wants to be him, every women wants to bed him.
-He's the King

... What more need to say?

I'm sorry, but Duke Nukem is the defining badass of gaming. This is because the game comes right out and tells you how badass he is by recounting his cheesy, yet cliche action hero adventures. - Dazarbalt

And to think the voice actor for duke once voiced Big The Cat. "the more you know"

It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum

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2Kratos: God of War

This dude kills literal gods in an unparalleled fit of rage. Duke Nukem may have the best one-liners, and Master Chief may have a load of steroids and power armor, but Kratos killed the gods of war and death and the goddess of wisdom and strength among countless other gods and demigods, and did so with a few bladed weapons and his own fury.

Okay Okay the reason why the Ghost of Sparta and the New God of War, Kratos is the number on biggest badass in video gaming history is because he is often forced adventures in attempts to avert disaster or change his fate. Kratos is usually portrayed as being oblivious to all else in the execution of these adventures, often engaging in morally ambiguous activities and performing acts of extreme violence. Kratos us most commonly for being described by reviewers as a "sympathetic antihero". Who is more ruthless? More Savage? More Merciless? No One Krato
S is the ultimate badass! - anthonybecerra831

Kratos is the most badass fictional character by far. He literally killed every one who stood in his way.
He killed all the gods.
He killed the sisters of fate which are supposed to control everything and even they couldn't control his wrath. And he started only as a spartan warrior.

Kratos kills gods no other game character has done that. Duke Nukem may have better one liners but he can't kill god himself

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3Master Chief: HaloMCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

Duke nukem is reasonable but true fans know either master chief, kratos, soap or solid snake/ big boss should be at the top and for me it is mean green killing machine john 117 (master chief)

8 foot tall wall of armor who takes down anything in his way

He wears a bio-suit weighing over a ton and still jumps like he's on the moon. And he fought a war. By himself. And destroyed a planet. And nobody looks that good in a bio-suit(except for Darth Vader). AND THAT EPIC INTRO MUSIC

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4Solid Snake: Metal Gear

Solid snake is the best end of discussion.

I can tell he should be number one on this list, and I didn't even start playing Metal Gear Solid V (or any Metal Gear game for that matter) until today. - RalphBob

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5Vito Scaletta: Mafia II

Vito should be #1. He has beaten the crap out of so many people with his bare hands. He has taken down armies of Mafia men who are armed to the teeth with Tommy gun's, with a single pistol, while looking good in a three piece suit. He took down Brian O'Neill, who was three times his size, by using his own knife against him. If Master Chief wasn't genetically enhanced and didn't have armor on, Vito would win in a fight. With or without guns. Vito would also beat Captain Price, and Duke Steroids Nukem.

Vito would so eliminate Kratos. Never bring knives to a gunfight, especially against a 50 round Thompson 1928 SMG.

There's one thing Link should learn from Vito Scaletta; never bring a knife to a gunfight because it's useless.

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6Joe Barbaro: Mafia II

Joe brings the heat all the time. Unlike other characters, he shoots first, and only asks questions after he beats the crap out of people. He gets girls, massacres foes, and became a made man in the Cosa Nostra without a hitch. While Link is doing his stupid sword dance, Joe would just BLAST him with a Tommy.

7Captain Price: Modern Warfare

Link would be quickly slaughtered by this rough as nails S.A. S soldier. Carrying a sword is badass if we were in 2012 because, but we're not in 2012 because are we? We're in 2012 AD so a sword won't cut it against Captain Price's modern arsenal including one of the finest Assault Rifles around; the M4A1. - jezza0

8Gordan: Half-Life

Gordan taught all of us to never underestimate a nerd.

9LInk: The Legend of ZeldaLink refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link has had a lot of prowess throughout the many years of his games' lifespan of 30 years. This includes being able to use an ocarina, a countless amount of masks, use a lot of bows, but not limited to swords, bombs, and a lot more that would be really difficult to fit. I forgot to mention, he would also be considered a legendary character with prowess far beyond Mario's in combat, and strategically. That's why I went as Link once for Halloween, he is just outstanding in the industry and never gets old at all! It's amazing how he can stay hot but still be badass for so long.

Link is THE badass of video games. He gets girls and he doesn't even have to say a single word.

Swords are fine but if the enemy is armed with rifles, handguns, SMGs, or grenades, the sword ain't gonna cut it.

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10Sean Devlin: The Saboteur

Duke Nukem is just a womanizing old fart who just takes steroids, making him unstable and retarded.

Sean Devlin is very heroic. He liberated Occupied France almost single handedly 4 years before the Normandy invasion.

He's blown up tanks, APCs, zepplins, Kublewagons and Nazi motorbikes with sidecars. Sean also assassinated 50 Nazi generals single handedly along with pushing the Nazi ranks out of France.

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The Newcomers

?Sagat: Street Fighter
?Angela Belti: Power Instinct

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11Dante: Devil May Cry

The red leather jackets, white hair, dual pistols named Ebony And Ivory and also being a half - demon demon hunter. You could always count on Dante being on the scene, making everthing even faintly demonic just that little bit more dead. Or cool.

Most of them in the list are sweet. But 4 top badasses in my opinion? Dante and Kratos at a fight for first and second, and Sephiroth and Solid Snake contending for 3 and 4.

Are you kidding? More badass than at least 8 of the 10. Solid snake and Kratos maybe. But damn.

Deserves to be in top5

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12Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
13Scorpion: Mortal Kombat
14Sam Fisher: Splinter Cell

The greatest secret agent out there & d one with d best monologues..

15Soap MacTavish: Modern Warfare

This guy is just amazing! You are not able to hate him, he is the best, and we want back him! Die, Infinity Ward, you killed him! :'(

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16Cole Phelps: L.A. Noire
17Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderLara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.
18Mario: Super Mario Bros

How is Mario even badass to begin with? Yeah he is extremely popular, but that doesn't make him badass!

19Leon S. Kennedy Resident Evil
20Isaac Clarke: Dead Space
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