Most Reconizable Video Game Characters


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1MarioMario 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.

It doesn't matter what age, sex, religion or race you are everyone knows Mario! - lolabannana89

I suppose some people may think Pac-man should be first because he's been around longer, is more simplistic, and it seems that everyone knows him. I'm better with Mario though

For once on the top tens people got the top 3 on a list right (Mario, Pac-man, Sonic).

That man in the red hat with the mustache and Italian accent is recognized by all.

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You can see it in every place: He's yellow, a circle, and only say "waka waka", he's even in the pizza, what else can I say? Is the most reconizable video game character of all time

Pac Man is known by everyone no matter what you are... My cat even said yeah I know what a pac man is now what do you want

Some of these I've never heard of. Oh well. PAC-man wins. Yay.

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3Sonic the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Even if you're living under a rock, you know sonic the ' hedgehog. It's a scientific fact.

Everybody in the world knows Sonic, whether they play games or not. How is he not higher?

How can you not recognize Sonic? He is a blue hedgehog for crying out loud!

According to a poll Sonic was found to be more recognizable for a lot of people than Mickey Mouse.

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4Link - Legend of ZeldaLink refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Honestly, Mario is probably the most recognizable character, but it seems unfair to vote for him since it's obvious. How did Soap make it above Link?

Well I guess you could say that if you do see Link you are probably going to know who he is.
I think it's because of the way he looks, everyone who sees him is like "Oh! Look it's that guy in the wreid green Peter Pan outfit! " But Link is not as recognisable as people like Mario though.

5Sean Devlin

Brown flatcap, light brown shirt, dark brown jacket, green trousers and brown boots. That's what Sean Devlin wears when he isn't disguised as one of the Nazis.

The video game world's favourite Irish saboteur.

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6Soap McTavish - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series

I don't play Call of Duty at all so... Yep! But Soap McTavish id rwally reconizable. - sagat2010

His Mowhawk hair style and Scottish brogue accent is what makes him recognisable among his East London S.A. S collegues.

7Captain Price - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series
8Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire

The whole game is pretty much a who's who of Mad Men actors. If you are a fan of Mad Men you'd recognize Cole Phelps quicker than anyone else.

9Donkey KongDonkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

And I hear someone has been adding MK characters in.

This is the MOST RECONIZABLE, not the most awesome

Anyone for some kool-aid? (except for whoever added Mileena in. Man, she sucks) - sagat2010

Dixie Kong and Mario are 1 and 61 of most reconizable characters and Donkey Kong is 11 like my age. I love Donkey Kong, but everyone else hates him for when he got scorn for stupid damm Bowser. Biotch. - Frells01234

10Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

The Newcomers

?Steve - Minecraft
?Freddy FazbearFreddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

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11Lara CroftLara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.V1 Comment
12Zero - Mega ManV1 Comment
13Pikachu - PokemonPikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

I have met very, very few people who don't know who Pikachu is. Even people who aren't into Pokemon know Pikachu. I can't even TELL you how many times I've asked, "Do you like Pokemon? " and the person would answer, "Oh... Like that Pikachu guy? "... In conclusion, I honestly think Pikachu should be higher.

14Vito Scaletta
15Princess Peach
16Ivy - SoulcaliburV1 Comment
17Vladimir Makarov
18Viktor Reznov
19Mega ManMega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
20LuigiLuigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario more.

I put Luigi on this list because I just finished putting the Boo and I thought why isn't Luigi up higher on the list!

The reason he's not on here is because barely people know luigi

Who put him here? Only a few people outside the gaming industry know him

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