Most Overrated Video Game Characters
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What is so great about a silent, unemotional playbook soldier boy.
Whoever put the chief at the top is an idiot!V1 Comment
Gordon Freeman is just a bland character. It's not the fact that he's silent that bothers me, its that he lacks a personality. He has no character traits. He can be replaced with anyone and the game would mostly be the same. Valve said he's silent for immersion, but why give him an official appearance and backstory. Last time I checked, most people aren't physicists. How about making it like KOTOR or Fallout, where you can design your own appearance, and can choose what you want to say. That would be great. Or just give him a voice. And before you go 'Eugh, but when Samus got a voice she became terrible,' just remember, Jak was also a silent protagonist but when he got his voice, he became a much better character. Also, it is possible to have a personality and be silent. Look at Crash Bandicoot for example. We knew what kind of a character he was without him speaking a word, so there is no excuse for this bland, faceless character that can easily be replaced or improved.
Gordon Freeman was once voted #1 on the Top 50 best video game characters of all time. But why? He's just an empty shell of a character and things just happen around him.
Words cannot describe how much of a terrible video game character Gordon Freeman is.V5 Comments
Why is Shadow so special? He has no true powers and is rendered useless without a chaos emerald. Everybody loves him for what exactly? His personality?
Well I disagree with that because Shadow is one of the most one-dimensional characters in the entire franchise.
I think the reason why people love Shadow so much is mostly because of his appearance.
I think this should be lower on the list. I mean, he's my favorite character, far and away, but even I know he's a little overrated, just not to a sharp degree. - ThatOneRacer
This edgy doesn't deserve the attention he gets - applejuiceV7 Comments
I love how when people call out dumb modern pokemon designs, everyone points out some of the, admittedly, lame designs from the first generation like seel. But none of them will dare mention the straight up DRAGON!
Charizard USED TO BE OVERRATED! in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong
If everyone thinks you're overrated, you're not overrated anymore.
100% agree with this. It should be #1V4 Comments
Mario is my favorite franchise but while Mario is the best hero (He's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise) or at least in MY opinion I wouldn't say he's the best character. - HeavyDonkeyKong
How exactly is Mario overrated? He's more like overhated! Every since those stupid theories why Mario is not a hero, people have began to worship Luigi like a god, and hate Mario!
I thought almost nobody liked him because all of the hate he gets compared to the "Godly" Luigi. Besides, so what if he is? He's super iconic! He's supposed to be!
What? Mario is underrated! Those damn Luigi Fans put him here. - DCfnafV10 Comments
I do not hate Rosalina at all. People just talk about her too much, and she's replacing Daisy's spot.
Daisy didn't have the spotlight BEFORE Rosalina. She has just as much spotlight now as she had BEFORE Rosalina. Stop saying Rosalina is replacing Daisy. - DCfnaf
How is SHE overrated? We hardly knew her as much as the other princesses, she deserves to be at the BOTTOM!
Rosalina wouldn't be so bad if she wasn't in everything these days (I mean seriously, why is she in Super Mario 3D World? ).
She is not the best female Mario character -V4 Comments
This needs to be number 1 on this list because, he gets so much popularity than the other characters in the game. And by the way, why do so many people like this character.
At least Rosalina has a backstory and complexity. This is just a pirate animatronic. - DCfnafV2 Comments
He's so overrated that it's hard for me to like him now. I don't hate sans, but in my opinion papyrus is better.
He's a tough boss? He has a cool theme? Well, we all know he's about to land a spot here.V5 Comments
He's not even real. He's just an overrated myth.V2 Comments
Similar to Sonic and Rosalina, I do NOT hate Yoshi at all. Yoshi is one of my favorite characters. Its just that people talk about him way too much.
True. But I think Yoshi actually deserves the popularity. - thelegendaries101
I'm a huge MK fan and I like Sub-Zero but hate when his fans diss other mk fighters in order to make him look good. Let's face it - Sub-Zero is weak without ice freezing. He isn't cool without his power. Sorry, but many mk fighters can do without any power - Magnolia
Sub-zero was the character who started the whole color coded ninja craze. While visually distinctive, it's still just palette swaps until about the 4th or fifth game. Don't really see how ninja= best character in franchise.
The rivalry and revenge between Scorpion and Sub-zero is alright, but since practically every character had some kind of revenge/rivalry (Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung, Sonya vs Kano, Kitana vs Mileena, etc. ), it's just overused so I don't see how the ninja rivalry is much different.
People like him only because he is the mascot, same as Scropion - nintenfan
Yes, Kratos is very powerful, but his one character trait is that he's angry, with most characters in the game.
If you take away the fact that he's killed all the gods, he's just an angry ass. - RizaLovatoV1 Comment
People only likevhim cause he's "hot" but really he looks like a girlV1 Comment
I focused more on her Character rather than her accidentally increased breasts. In fact First Time I saw the game. I didn't even realized her boobs were huge until some time later. - Aguythatpeopleignores
People just won't shut up about her and her 'boobs' or 'sexiness'. Is that all she's famous for? Her looks?! Ugh... typical female protagonists.
Daisy is the most underrated character in the Super Mario franchise!
She's not. Everyone talks about how Rosalina appears in everything and how Daisy appears in nothing. That makes Daisy overrated. - DCfnaf
Pikachu is a really weak Pokemon that somehow beats every other Pokemon on the second try. If I tried to beat a Gym with just a Pikachu I would get my ass destroyed.
This overrated rat doesn't deserve the spotlight. Raichu deserves it so much more.
Pikachu is cute, but OH MY GOSH! He gets way too much attention. He pretty much just rode the anime's popularity in my opinion.
Apparently less overrated than Shadow the gosh dang Hedgehog.V3 Comments
I never get why people wants geno for smash, he only was playable in one game.
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