Top Ten Video Game Characters

I only have a few that really matter to me. The rest are just fill ins. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Mario (from the Mario Series)
Italian, Obsessed with mushrooms, wears a red hat, wears a pre-schooler uniform, saves princesses every time, has a similar, but green partner, who is he? HE IS of course MARIO!

IGN

Who doesn't love the Italian plumber that is obsessed with mushrooms.

vidirg

Snake is not good, vote for Mario, he is the best.

Mario is the best in everything.

He should be number one.

Mario s US is the best, Mario forever.

He is better than Lara Croft.
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I agree with that Mario DESERVES no. 1
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2Link (from the Zelda games)
Well, well, well. This is certainly a surprise. I honestly thought that Link would be top. Aside from the obvious fact that The Legend of Zelda is undoubtedly the greatest game of all time, let me just tell you why. First, Link is portrayed differently through each of the games. Whatever you like, be it the 16-bit Link with his hat bobbing in the wind, the gorgeously stylised Link from The Wind Waker, or the awesome realistic Link from Twilight Princess there is a Link for everybody. Secondly, unlike thug Mario jumping on people's heads, Link is a true Hero. He isn't big or strong, but he is truly courageous, and can think in the direst of situations to solve problems, and fool his enemies. A truly rare personality.

Lastly, the greatest thing about Link is this. He never speaks, but he can do anything. No matter what is thrown at him, he will always rise to the challenge, and will succeed. Link is defined by his actions. Your actions. The reason Link is the greatest gaming character of all time is because, Link, the Hero of Time, is you.
Link is a unique and passionate character. He may not say a single word, but you can still understand his thoughts, emotions and feelings by his facial expressions. He's like a novel; deep, thoughtful and a true hero.
These r all good video game people and have got them self a one way ticket to the video game hall of fame from Mario to Lara Croft this web page has got them all ya Sonic and Master Chief have found a way into r harts but alien lasers and speed is not going to cut in the 3 most honorable characters here r #3 Snake y because unlike some people he can blind in with shadows I mean were not looking at his newer games but if you look at his older games Snake was a work of art! #2 Master Chief through all the halo games 1-4 this one man army has been blowing the face off of alien scum he's got the skills to revenge the earth from floating in the blackness of space to his first mission on Reach Master Chief has kicked alien tail.#1 Link someone who never backs out of a fight he swings his sword like a paint brush painting the micro scopic blood of evil plants pigs bats and more on the ground he has a epic ride a horse name epona and can do almost anything with the mask in his giant pocket face it he's a epic elf human thingy named Link not two pink feet with allergies I mean come on you picked a big noised plumber over Link that's just sad.
[Newest]Link for the win. He will always be my favourite video game character, regardless of what anyone says ^_^ I mean, come on guys, he's not some hollow character that everyone likes because he's some badass-- he's more than that! Link is honourable, courageous, and despite his lack of words a very relatable character. He doesn't need words to express himself! His actions are more than enough :).
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3Master Chief (Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3)
1) Is always cool and collected, never lets anything go to his head,
2) Never loud mouths and makes himself look like an ahole
3) Not an emo, like cloud,
Definitely deserves to be #1, Though everybody above him is good to, the good thing is that kratos is below him, I can not stand people talking about how great a guy is that dies in every game.
Enough with past Master Chief is one of the biggest badasses in the gaming world, Although I respect Mario as one the Characters who paved the way, with all due respect he's old news.
Master Chief redefined the term one-man army. Let's see Lara Croft or Mario save the universe single-handedly and revamp an entire video game genre. Oh that's right they can't. Master Chief should be #1
[Newest]How is Master Chief not number 1? He's epic. He is the only video game character that I absolutely love. I just wish we could finally see his face instead of getting trolled by fake pictures of Master Chief's face. I can't believe Mario is higher than Master Chief, Mario is not cooler than Master Chief. If Mario tried to fight Master Chief, Master Chief could wipe the floor with Mario (even with just his hands) without a second thought. Mario is a complete wimp compared to Master Chief and Master Chief should be number 1
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4Sonic the Hedgehog
Mario may have saved the video game industry and to that I applaud him, because without him there would be no Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic burst onto the scene in 1991 with Sonic the Hedgehog for the SEGA Genesis and hasn't quite gone yet. In his early years he was popular around the globe for his speedy platforming, something most games couldn't provide at the time. While his venture in 3D hasn't gone as smoothly as he would have liked, his legacy lives on and with the arrival of Sonic Colours and Generations as well as Sonic 4, people are starting to realise that the Blue Blur is finally back!
Truly the greatest. He's so cool and has simple yet awesome abilities. He has nearly unlimited bravery and a strong heart, he's a true hero.
What Is This Hes Not Even In The Top 5 Hes Better Than Lara Croft She Sucks

doughnut

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There's no possible way that MASTER CHEIF is akead of sonic.
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5Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Amazing game character ever to play! I have played all the series of Lara Croft games and even completed them and I believe its the best game ever made all this time. Once we play we would never regret!
The guy who says Mario is better than Lara Croft, doesn't know what a real video game character is. Mario is bland, old, and boring. Lara Croft, on the other hand, is AWESOME! She can fight, climb, swim, flip, and do all kinds of things. Top THAT, Mario. She also has an awesome, smart, badass personality. She has the best of the best gear, too. Doe's Mario have guns, a grapple hook, and a motorcycle? I don't think so. Just because Mario is older, doesn't mean he's better.

Let's face it guys, Lara Croft is better than Mario. Like I said, just because he's older, IT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S BETTER. Older and better are two different things. Lara Croft is the best.
She has a personality she's smart and redefine video game charactersI don't like her becauseof her sex appeal
[Newest]Most overrated video game character ever. Enough said.

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6Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
Snake is definitely one of the manliest characters out there. He's saved the world on multiple occasions and almost commits suicide when he realizes his existence could pose a threat to humanity. So please, stop voting for that neanderthal Kratos and vote for a real man.
Snake screams badass! He is just badass in every way! He got that deep raspy voice that just screams rugged and tough, he is charismastic, he has great courage, and he has strong determination and he will do whatever it takes to make sure the world and its inhabitants are in safe hands! He sacrifices so much for the betterment of the world! Truly a noble, brave, and tough-ass character!
"Killing is just one of those things that gets easier the more you do it"- Solid Snake.
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He is just awesome. Period.
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7Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2)
Brilliant character, combined with the odd bit of humour! He needs to be in the top 10. Unfortunately Altair is before him, because Ezio is funnier, epicer, deadlier and downright entertaining!
It's not fair to compare this character with others in this list, Ezio and Altair are more than main game character they are completely alive and sensible...
Ezio's story is more interesting than any of these characters in the top ten. Mario's story is about fighting a giant turtle on steroids, links is about saving a princess (cliché), Sonics is about running or something? Master Chiefs story is really good, but it still can't compare to the depth and emotion of Ezios. I don't even know what a Solid Snake is, and Lara Croft is just known for being the girl on Tomb Raider. The thing that sets Ezio apart from these other characters, is the pain that he feels throughout his journey. His emotions in Florence when he witnesses his father and two brothers are hung are unmatched with the other characters. Then the transformation from cunning teenager to master Assassin is one that I'll personally never forget. Ezio Auditore the Firenze is without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest video game character in video game history.
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8Kirby
By far the best character ever invented. Kirby games are like mario games, but actually make sense. And that loser Ash Ketchum isn't even in any video games. If you are talking Kanto, he's RED, not "Ash".
Best CHARACTER IN GAMING HISTORY! Why? STOOPID QUESTION 1:HE'S ADORABLE 2:HE'S EPIC 3:ADDICTING GAMES ( NOT TO MENTION ZERO TWO THE ADORABLE EPICEST AWESOMEST BUTT KICKING BOSS IN THE UNIVERSES OF THE LIVING! ) IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN AGREEMENT IN 28 SECONDS WELL THIS IS SPARTA I TELL YOU SPARTA! Done
Master chief is by far my favorite character, but Kirby simply needs to be higher on this list. Don't let his looks fool you, Kirby is a stone cold murderer who will not let anyone get in the way of his quest. Look at Kirby Squeak Squad. He takes out countless innocent victims, defeats Meta Knight, and even Dark Nebula (AKA Satan), all for a slice of cake. Wow. What a hard-butt. Imagine when the fate of the universe is at stake. Kirby is a hero like no other.
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Kirby is the cutest video game character of all
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9Kratos (God Of War)
Kratos is by far the coolest most awesome homicidal maniac of all time I mean how can Mario or Lara Croft compare, he killed a whole pantheon of Greek gods, doesn't get more badass
All hail kratos, the most badass character in gaming history!
What KRATOS SHOULD BE number 1 HE KILLED ALL GODS
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[Newest]This needs to go up
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10Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
I am something of a Final Fantasy veteran, myself, but I've never really met another protagonist I've liked as much as Cloud Strife. I really connected with Cloud. I felt and shared his pain. All the time, I see people on the internet calling him "emo" or otherwise undeserving of the mantle of hero. He was never happy in life, sure, but if you went through what he did, you'd know better.
He starts out arrogant and aloof, only really trying to save the world for the sake of a profit. As the game progressed, you really find out just how screwed up this guy is. To wit, this guy is a psych ward that walks on two legs. There's the obvious multiple identity disorder sure, but as I played further into the game, I picked up hints of post-traumatic stress disorder, some slight bipolarity, and (in the follow-up film especially), depression that he's been stewing in since he was sixteen or so years old. And I felt sorry for him. If Square wishes to continue that Compilation of FFVII, I wish this kid the best, even if he did sound like he was getting better in DoC.
EPIC! #1 should be him, Vincent or Sephiroth.

CyraxQC

He certainly has a lot more depth and character than some of the other characters on this list (Master Chief, Mario... I'm looking at you)
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The Contenders

11John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
No doubt he is the best. He sacrificed himself for his family. Everyman must do it he is real hero.
HE HAS ACTUAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! Enough SAID!

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Deep and rich character. Totally a tough guy but some sense on right and wrong. All what matters is safety of those he loves - in any cost. A true hero.
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He's just an amazing character.
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12Altair (Assassin's Creed)
Ezio is a Marty Stu, that's it.
Sure, Altair doesn't have much of a personality in AC1 because at the time Ubisoft didn't know what to do that's why the first game wasn't as good as the other games, not to mention the terrible American voice BUT believe or not he was more human than Ezio, how? Well, he made a lot of mistakes and got punished, Ezio, on the other hand, is worshipped by the other characters, causes a disaster, surprise! You are our mentor!
Also, the codex pages reveal another side of him, his emotions, his thoughts and that he was an artist.
Ubisoft did know that they made terrible mistakes with him, that's why they finally made things right, they gave him a perfect accent and a great leader's personality. I don't care if Ezio was more "charming" and had a sense of humor, Altair rebuilt the Order, spread it, killed Genghis Khan, had the apple for over 60 years without allowing it to currupt him, invented many weapons including the hidden gun, all while raising a family.
Altair should be second on this list. And Ezio should be the first. Assassins Creed isn't like any other game... Its an epic in itself..
Yeah I think He and Ezio should be at the top they are like the most popular assassins out I mean everybody loves dark figures in the hoodie
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13Dante (Devil May Cry Series)
What could be more righteous than a badass half- demon that has fire and lightning
swords which he slays monsters with, and probably listens to Slayer?
I also love Jak(Jak and Daxter) and Prince of Persia (Sands of Time, Warrior within,
Two Thrones)

Crash

How the hell is Crash Bandicoot and Mario above Dante? I mean come on, what could be
more righteous than a badass half-demon that slices monsters and bloody puppets in
half with his sword, has fire and lightning swords and probably listens to Slayer?

Crash

Hail Dante! Dante could kick these other guy's a$$es!

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14Duke Nukem
I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum! And I'm all out of gum...
He is so cool and he kicks asses all the time
Whether you hated DNF or not, Duke is still a bad ass. Hail to the King Baby!

DrMarble

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15Samus Aran (Metroid)
She's like Master Chief, except that she extinguished two breeds of dangerous predators, she blew up an entire planet, she was able to sneak into the mother ship of the space pirates only with a paralyzer (without her armor) and she's just so cool. She decided to not give a damn about the Space Federation sending reinforcements and to blow up the whole place she was in because there was a major threat inside. She was about to sacrifice herself.
Come on it's samus she defeat a entire planet alone, she made think a entire generation that she was a men nly to show that it is a woman
She kicks serious ass. I mean, seriously, she's better than L ara Croft will ever be. She should be number one! 1#! SAMUS ARAN RULES!
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16Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot Rocks Hes A Great Playable Fun Character

NuMetalRocks

Crash is my all time favourite video game character, pity activison screwed him up.
Crash as such a playful guy and even though he was mute and was kinda of dumb, he always meant well and could clearly express his emotions.

CopycatTheUnknown

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He needs to have a permanent Australian accent.

Crash Bandicoot's voice actor - Olly Murs.

Coco Bandicoot's voice actress - Iggy Azelea.

Doctor Neo Cortex's voice actor - Mike Meyers & thus he'd sound like Shrek because he's Australian.
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17Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Niko Bellic is my favorite Grand Theft Auto character ever... Niko my cousin lets go to the top

OreSama

Niko is the best. What a character. An unstoppable character... Nike rocks
what the hell is tomb raider doing all over the place c'mon wise old niko over here

Rocky5

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My favorite character of all time and my favorite single player experience was from Grand Theft Auto IV. If that game and story had any other main character it would have failed. Niko made that story work and also thrive.
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18Captain Price (Modern Warfare 1,2)
Just best of the best. Better then chuck norris anyways.
Before sleeping, chuck is first looking for this man in his closet and under his bed
What I mean character like lara croft who just jumps on the rope like money is in top ten and the noblest captain price us stands on 19th well I salute developers of Call of Duty for this magical character
His voice is so majestic
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19Max Payne (Max Payne Series)
"It's a snowy day, I was looking for my laptop in the reflection of myself, and then I found her, at 30th,...
My heart's broken. Like a fallen angle..."

Sounds pretty awesome, don't you think? A man who has a bloody past, telling his story and shooting guys in bullet-time... Even Neo can't be cooler... And yes, a plumber defeated him...
He should be in the top 5! He is such an epic person! Lara croft is an idiot going around here!
He's just a completely cool badass who is able to speak poetry and kill bastards at the same time
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20Ellie (The Last Of Us)
Ellie taught me how to be brave. She taught me that no matter how miserable our life's are, there is always something that keeps us going. Something to fight for. Something that's worth for living. For me she is this one character that I care about. Ellie was a girl that never asked for anything. Even though she was the girl that deserved everything.
The definition of a teenage badass, and immune to zombies! I'm 14, and if someone wanted to take me over halfway across the country on foot during a zombie apocalypse with a complete stranger, I'd be like "HELL NO! " But Ellie just went with it. That girl deserves everything. Not to mention she had all the funny lines.
Not even words can describe how awesome Ellie is. She is probably my favourite fictional character of all time. Ellie is brave beyond everything, determined, funny, sarcastic, and strangely optimistic, even though she basically lives through hell. It is physically impossible to play the whole game and not completely love Ellie with all your heart by the end of it. Every single one of her lines are so quotable. Not to mention, all this and she's only fourteen!
[Newest]Amazing character. The detail to which her character is built is the best ever. Very realistic with a lot of unexpected turns you dint expect. Just an amazing character
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21Leon (Resident Evil)
Leon is one of the best game characters ever made, with hi looks and smarts. And anyone who played RE4 is sure to know to.
Thumbs up to capcom for one of the most succesful character
What is he doing down here this list is all wrong leon is the coolest person iknow and he should be at the top 10 list at least.

tawhabinnasir

Leon is the best gaming character. He is strong and handsome. His all parteners also fall in love with him
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22Pikachu (Pokemon)
Pikachu is one of the most famous characters. He's the star of more products than sonic will ever be. By the way, pikachu is a he, his tail isn't in the shape of a heart.
What the heck Pikachu is the best video game character by far... He should be number one I tell you.
You choose one Pokemon out of 700, and it's the one from the anime. Not even classified as a character, characters have feelings and personalities.
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23Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
The two best lines in video games. "Toasty! " and "Get over here! "

24Yoshi (Mario Series)
As cute as Kirby, Pikachu, and Sackboy combined. This guy gets to you every time.
Cute Dinosaurs rule!
The best flutter- jumping, tongue shooting little creature in the universe. how come Lara Croft somehow got voted higher than Kirby and Yoshi? One of the best Super Mario characters, period.
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25Lili de Rochefort (Tekken Series)
Her fighting moves are very graceful.. She is very attractive... Very rich and very beautiful... She fights for her father... And one of the mortal enemy of JIN KAZAMA.. She is the best among all the female fighting game character.. She may look innocent but she is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
She is the most popular character in tekken... This is unexpected she is in the top 10...
My favorite character in tekken series... She is so BEAUTIFUL!
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26Luigi (from the Mario Series)
Luigi is nice and generous and has a heart and daisy helps him become better than mario. Luigi is very caring I hope he has a kid one day and he saved peach from Peasly! Yes he risked him to help Peach. Superstar saga should give him credit and peach should bake him a cake he saved her!
Its-a-me-Luigi!
He walks on water, fights against his fears, slows down time, is able to find a hot-air balloon in the Mushroom Kingdom (seriously, where did he take them from? ) and many other awesome stuff. And he never gets attention. He's like Link from the Faces of Evil! ("I saved you from Ganon! " "You did not...")
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Luigi is a very cute character. He gets scared a lot in the Luigi's Mansion games and I find that adorable! Luigi is my second favorite Mario character, and that's not changing.

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27Jak (Jak, Jak2, Jak3, JakX)
BADAZZ! The most incredibly awesome video game character ever! 12 guns, 8 powers, and a go-tee!
Come on, dark jak! He's a beast! He dominated the metal heads, dark makers, all of them.
Out of the 3 Playstation Heroes, Jak was more badass! And the story... Oh my god the story was good throughout the first 3 games!
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The best pedophile ever
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28Big Boss aka Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3)
Solid snake is no more than a clone of the "Best soldier of thz 20th century, He was the one that developped the CQC with the boss and the one who had the hardest past, Solid, Liquid or Solidus doesn'tstand a chance against him. He deserve waay better than this rank...

29Princess Peach (Mario series)
He'll no! She's bossy, ungrateful, overrated supremely annoying, graceless, not elite enough for her tall height, spoiled, stubborn & temperamental. I would put her in my video game franchise, but she is so obsessed with females & unfortunately, she has appeared the most out of any other female video game character in video gaming history, which I moderately deny.

30Mileena (Mortal Kombat)
Cool fighter, ugly under the mask, fantastic, moves, real bitch, hottest body - It's all about Mileena

Alexandr


31Vito Scaletta (Mafia II)
Vito got out of jail by beating other prisoners up... That's all I need to say...

koutsou123

Man has a style...

32Nathan Drake (Uncharted, Uncharted 2)
HOW IS NATHAN DRAKE NOT ON THIS LIST?!? THERE's POKEMON! I MEAN ARCEUS? REALLY? WHY isn't DRAKE HERE?! AND GLADOS, EZIO, ALTAIR, AND COMMANDER SHEPHERD SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER ON THE LIST! ASH KETCHUM AND DAWN FROM POKEMON ARE ABOVE ALL OF THEM!
He is hands down the best character ever... He says everything you think and to have that much humour while your getting shot at 24/7 is legendary... And to top it all off he's a good looking ladies man and a real smart ass... We can all relate to drake and that's the reason I love him
The Uncharted series is awesome. It has everything from those adventure movies: The mentor, the girl, the crazy bad guy (who dies), and the smart-talking adventurer. Oh yeah, and they end up destroying what they were searching for. (Bye-bye, El Dorado)
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33Shadow the Hedgehog (from numerous Sonic games)
Shadow is so amazing I don't see why he is not higher I mean he even has his own gameand it has really good graphics and is very fun
Shadow the most badass and the baddest boy in the sonic series he's cool, has guns, can reach up to sonics speed and has powerful chaos powers like chaos spear, chaos rift, chaos blast and chaos control
Come on! Shadow is by far the best sonic character. Even though his own game was not so good but I can overthink that and I think Shadow should be in the top 15. His speed is enough to match sonic. His abilities are epic. He even has an epic theme song! Shadow is awesome! He rules!
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34Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII)
This guy has a three barreled gun, never says a word, and has claws on his hand. He's freaking awesome!
Although I think Sephiroth from 8 is probably the coolest character (I mean three barreled gun is cool but Sephiroth had a sword that he could extend at will, and he beat SQUALL), Vincent here definitely has a place in my heart as one of the coolest.
Come on man, He is so much cooler than Lara

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35Carl "CJ" Johnson‎ (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
I can't believe what I am seeing here what? CJ can not be in top 200? In germany we say for this kind of situations:Schade! It means:poor you. Cj and the things you can do with him are really amazing. He is such a great guy that you can never imagine everyone knows that
Best game created by rockstar ever.. Don't get such a feeling playing ne other game.
I can't believe he is not in the top 10 he is the best he can do everything from killing innocent people with dildos to hijacking planes he is GREAT!
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36Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series)
My favourite video game villain and my favourite Resident Evil character.

DunnaNunnaBatman

Wesker is by far the best villain in the Resident Evil series. Even though they have killed him off, we're all speculating when he's gonna make his epic return.

37Soap (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
R.I. P
John "Soap" Mactavish
A Scottish legend and a great hero and one of the best
Characters on this list.
Soap great man he is the legend we will remember him
Soap has got everything... N it should be the first instead of lara croft
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38Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
Why the hell is garrus below Ellie from the last of us?

39Trevor Philips (Grand Theft Auto V)
When you start playing as him, you better be ready. He could be asleep on some rails, or be in a strip club with only his boxers on.
WHAT? Trevor is so funny! There's not one cutscene that sucks whenever he's involved in it. He easily deserves #1 on this list!
Come on people how is he not up there.
[newest]
Ah how I love trevor, the best in Grand Theft Auto V.

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40Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 2)
Commander Shepard is one of the greatest soldier characters devised in gaming. A master chief in his own right. Saving the galaxy and proving himself to be one of the most elite leaders conceivable while still being realistic and relative; no gimmicky super power armor or superhuman implants for this guy, but still an all around hero.
Commander Shepard, three-time savior of the galaxy, all-around badass and hero/antihero, is at the 41st spot? That's insane. And the #1 spot is taken by Mario, a plumber whose claim to fame is jumping on people"s heads and trying to save a single person... Really?

41Lee Everett (The Walking Dead)
Lee Everett, a man willing to go through hell and back for a little girl that has been with him since the apocalypse began. He's one of those heroes without powers, going from ordinary university teacher to ultimate badass, he's truely an inspiration and should be way higher on this list.
Lee was a great character that still managed to have flaws.
Lee and Clem should be on hear and in a higher position
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Lee should be higher he is a true video game hero
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42Alex Mason (Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2)
Alex Mason, killer of Dragovich. Father of David Mason. Alex mason made sure all the enemies on his list were killed dead. Badass and amazing... Enough said.
What a character but my favorite bops character is victor reznov who even doesn exist
Mason is just a beast

43Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
Sephiroth has one of the best themes ever one winged angel. Not only that he has a katana longer than his whole damn body! Also combine the disaster of jenova into the mix and the one who influences sephiroth's actions and add his overpowering strength to the cake of evil. And you got a recipe of disaster.
Burns down villages, has the longest sword ever, his hair look so cool, he rips his mother's body apart, his theme song is one of the best things ever, I prefer Kefka but this guy is SO awesome!
well considering that sephiroth is the greatest game villian ever, I think he's been underated here.

lezakattack

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44Darth Revan (KOTOR)
since you control how he acts you've got to love him

Iron_Rose

YOU become Revan when you play this game!

45GLaDOS (Portal)
I was really surprised that GLaDOS wasn't higher on the list. She has a great dark and sarcastic sense of humor that entertains you and keeps you laughing throughout the game. She can make you hate her, being the evil, insane robot she is, or even pity her. I really hope they make another Portal game so that I have the chance to see this amazing character again
GLaDOS is a strange one but in the end is always the person who evil but good at the same time she should be higher on the list.
She survived getting torn apart and having those parts burned just to wake up and attempt to kill and insult Chelle, her "test subject. "
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46Brenda Carlton (Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes)

47Red (Pokemon)
Ash is ahead of Red? Red saved the world! If Red wasn't there to stop Team Rocket in the first place, Team Rocket would have moved on to all the other
Regions and take over Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova. You should actually consider putting Red above Ash. Ash isn't even in the games. To all those Pokemon fans, Red saved the pokemon world from being a boring place taken over by Team Rocket.
You can honestly forget about any other Pokemon character, as red has a overlevelled pikachu. GG, light orb volt tackle. And to be honest, he was beaten by a kid who had to go through 3x what he did to come close to him in the first place. So yeah.
Red is so awesome red rules

Damn you Ash you suck
Red will KO all your pokemon with his awesome charizard

48Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
Sexy, smart, appealing to both males and females and strong. Why isn't Jill higher on this list! She should be in the top ten along with Leon!

49Ryu (Street Fighter)
Sick ass character. awesome dude
HADOKEN TO THE TOP

50Clementine (The Walking Dead)
How is she not higher!? Clementine is the only child in a video game EVER that hasn't made you want' to kill her! She's the sweetest, toughest little girl you'll find. And no matter what we've been through, and no matter how many mistakes a person has made, she finds a way to keep smiling. She can see beyond my misgivings and embraces people's good nature regardless of the evidence on the table. Though her frame may be tiny, she might be the strongest survivor among us. And even though I'm at the brink of abandoning my moral compass"which has been battered by repeated betrayal"one look at her furrowed little eyebrows and teared up eyes sends guilt rattling down my spine. Clementine keeps me grounded. I never want to disappoint Clementine.
Almost as good as a charge yet as Lee, this was without doubt my favorite supporting character from the first game, and is doing a great job in the lead role in the second.
Should be way higher. At least in the top 20. She's been in situations that would make grown men wet themselves. Way badass.
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51Beldam (Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door)
She is unimportant & has very soft skin due to old age. Imagine if Sonic the Hedgehog fought her.

52Gordon Freeman (Half-Life series)
Gordon is 'cooler' than Master Chief. Master Chief is boring, he has guns. All Gordon needs is a crowbar.
omg! 20th! Has anyone on this site ever played a game that isn't from 2006 onwards?

purpl3ninja

Silent, smart, resourceful, rebellious, deadly, these are the qualities of Gordan that makes him so lovable. He doesn't need words, he has a crowbar. Whether he uses the crowbar to fight aliens, cops, or ant lions, Gordan is a bad ass and deserving of the greatest video game character ever.

DamonRageDevil

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53Ghost (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
Ghost should be higher, such a badass costume with skills like that, he sure as heck knows how to handle a gun, as well as not leaving Roach, no man left behind for Ghost, Amazing guy!
Like who doesn't like a guy that gets shot and Is stil ALIVE and has a Call of Duty game named after him
Dude what? Ghoste died and burned from what are you saying that he is alive?! 1

54Yoshimitsu (Tekken)
What? Yoshimitsu should be #1! Who else isn't afraid of stabbing himself in the stomach? I almost cried when I saw he was so low. He's my favourite video game character!

DunnaNunnaBatman

Great guy who was probably only there on the Iron Fist tournament just to give money to the poor.
Honsestly, if I could choose to meet any Tekken character, it would be Yoshimitsu, he's just too cool

55Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)
He's really the best character in the list!
Which is he number 52? He is the best character in mature games
He would kick Snake's ass

56Sean Devlin (The Saboteur)
Irish, smokes a lot, swears like a trooper, hates the Nazis, has a talent with race car driving and sabotage. Who could he be? It's Sean Devlin

Skinner

Sean Devlin is much wittier than Yoshi and Sonic. In a video game battle royale Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Link and Sonic among others would get shot down down by Sean Devlin's silenced sten.
Duke Nukem is just a womanizing old fart who does nothing but take steroids, Kratos is just a member of some gay pride parade waving a pair of kitchen knives around like a lunatic. Sean Devlin on the other hand single handedly pushed the Nazis out of Occupied France.

And if what happened in the game really happened, The British and The Americans wouldn't have had to go to Normandy. Think about that.
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Pikachu is just a Japanese freak, Sean Devlin is an Irish thug. Sean Devlin is proof if proof was needed that the Irish are good brawlers.
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57Johnny Gat (Saints Row)
How come nobody likes him. Gat is one of the best characters of all time. Gat is also a badass. He got shot by a shotgun in knee. The guy who shot Gat was less then 5 inches away. Gat later in the same game he walkes perfectly. He got stabbed by a katana sword and ripped it out. He lives. He also takes on an entire gang and takes the cops. He was in a chair which was bolted to the ground of plane and his arms were tied. He breaks out of the chair, smashes a guys face in the window, gets stabbed by a knife, rippes it out, and throws and hits a guy right in the head. He will also say some funny stuff. To me Johnny Gat is one of the characters of all time, and one of the most badasses.
Johnny Gat is THE definition of "badass".
Johnny gat is the best vidoe game character ever to be created.
He should be first on this list!

58Robert Ashley (Hidden Mysteries: Titanic)

59Spyro (Spyro Series)
The purple dragon of fun-loving adventure.
Spyro is often overlooked. Which is sad. Although he only has two attacks, they provide use of comman sense in his games. Which is to me one of the reasons why spyro is so great.
Spyro is just awesome. Headstrong attitude and cool looking. Just play his first 3 games. Sad how Insomniac Games gave him up and all these other guys are abusing him.
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60The Prince (Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, Warrior Within, Thet Two Thrones)
Smartest character of all

61Agent 47 (Hitman Series)
A cold-blooded original ultimate assassin, agent 47 gets his name from the bar code tattooed on the back of his head.
You know what... Agent 47 got some attitude in him which he preserves deliberately -that cold air around him just sets the vibe for the game.

62Alice (Resident Evil)
She's not a game character! She's from the Resident Evil movies!

DunnaNunnaBatman

So many RE movie fans. Actually, what the hell is Alice doing on this list in the first place? Wouldn't she be in the Top Ten Worst Video Game Characters?

63Jin (Tekken)

64Raziel (Legacy of Kain Series)

65Bomberman
He should be top 1, or at least top 5! He'd make a perfect partner to Princess Daisy from the Mario franchise.

66Joel (The Last of Us)
He should be higher on this list
61 haha yeah pedophile.. I hate ellie too

67Steve (Minecraft)
He can punch trees with bare hands, craft tools with bare hands, bake a cake without an oven, walks into lava and still alive (depends), and he's great at building. Enough said.
He is in the best game in the world

LeEpixDude

He. Breaks. Rock. With. His. Bare. Hands. He can break obsidian with his bare hands, too (it takes 4 minutes and a half, though. )
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68Megaman
He's certainly iconic, he's right up there with Mario, Sonic and Pacman, speaking of which, Is Pacman on here at all?
Come on! Its Megaman, What The HELL!

69Revolver Ocelot (MGS)

70The Mom (Heart's Medicine - Season 1)

71Zero (MegaMan X)
Agreed! Just look how long his hair is, even for his tall height & male gender. He could even be a teammate towards Princess Rapunzel who is spoiled, whose hair is much longer! Imagine if Zero messed with Princess Peach & Rosalina! He even knows Captain Falcon, who should be in the top fives on the list!
Why is he so low on the list? He's my favorite character ever and he is awesome.

72Claude Speed (Grand Theft Auto 2)
Laugh out loud Claude is in Grand theft auto 3. But anyways we is awesome so +1

73Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series)
She is nice brave and guards the Triforce which takes mad skills. Princess Zelda is more mature then the other princesses. She actually acts like a princess with mysterious parents. She rules Hyrule like no other princess.
She's a badass, admit it. She's awesome and I believe that she is the most awesome princess ever; awesome magic skills, pirate, ninja, skill with sword (? ), archer... come on!
He is awesome (of course I'm kidding. )
She dresses herself as A... I dunno, ninja or something? To let Ganon not know where she is.
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74Starfy
He's hawt. Taio Cruz would be a great voice for him.

75Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)
One of the hottest chicks in the mortal kombat series.

76Arbiter (Halo 2, 3)

77Cole Phelps (L.A. Noire)
Oh! Man he is a great detective he should be on#1

78Fox McCloud
I can't believe he wasn't up here yet... Or at least any character from his series...
He is awesome in every game he stars in. Why isn't he in the top ten?

79Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty 5, Call of Duty: Black Ops)
He's done the impossible, even when dead he gotta son to kill Steiner, Dragovich and Kravchenko (Kravchenko survives though he doesn't know that)
He was not a figment of Mason's imagination, he made it out of Vorkuta.
The best charcter I had ever seen reznov influenced entire bops 1 even when he dosn exist

80Mr. Resetti (Animal Crossing)
He is a very funny character, but quite weird at the same time. He is a video game character that spews insults! He's there to save the animal crossing world from having too many paradoxes... So in a way he is the most heroic character ever! He wins, or he wins. You stop resetting. He wins. You keep resetting. He wins. Especially in City Folk. You cheat and he deletes! Scary, but I don't cheat because of him.
I personnally hate Resetti, please no hard feelings...

VideoGameTiger


81Sora (Kingdom Hearts I And II)
the best swordsmen in the worlds!
he should be the best! unless Riku is an option, then he should be the best.
Sora can defeat a bunch of enemies with a giant key, knows magic, who knows how but he can speak to animals, and he is only 15
I grew up playing Kingdom Hearts and I'm pretty dissapointed that Sora isn't on the top ten, It would've been rather tear-jerking to see him on the top ten, 91 is no place for a hero
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82James Bond (007)
I know he is from movies first, but come on... HE'S JAMES BOND!

83Joe Barbaro (Mafia II)

84Zurvan, God of Time (Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Vizier)

85Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)
Elizabeth is one of the best looking females I've seen in gaming, she is truly a girl who makes a emotional bound between a gamer and herself.
Oh come on! She is PERFECT in every reality! This lady is adorable, tough, brave and kind. She is such a great character from such a great game
The nly reason I picked her was becouse the letuce twins weren't on here but it still is heartbreaking when she dies

86Guybrush Threepwood (from the Monkey Island Series)

87Cammy (Street Fighter)

88Meta Knight (Kirby)
If you are so overpowered that you are banned from tournaments, that says something about you. His sword is LEGENDARY, he has one of the mot iconic Nintendo ships, his cape becomes wings enabling flight, and what not to say? He is just one pure word, Epic.

Mewbosses

Unlike most people, I like Meta Knight better than Mario, Snake, even Lara Croft for crying out loud. Y? Because he's awesome and his sword is awesome. Being an antihero is awesome. In Meta Knight standards of course.

wjacob313

Meta Knight is a Knight tonight. With his sword tonight, the knight will cut you with his sword tonight. Meta Knight kicks more moons than the amount of moons Jupiter and Dynamis have.
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89Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
Ass kicking chick rite here - quote- biggest resident evil fan ever and knows the most bout resident evil

90Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum / City)
How is he not HIGHER in this list? HE'S AMAZING!
Different from any other villain! He's Crazy!
Come on... He's The Joker... Nothing much is needed to speak... He is a guy capable to things no other villains in DC comics can. Even the most powerful ones... After brains are better than brawns...
He's THE JOKER he could kill Mario to be honest

91Peggy (Imagine Teacher Class Trip)

92Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Silver the Hedgehog is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. He is a light-grey anthropomorphic hedgehog who has a variety of telekinetic abilities. He comes from the future. He is an optimist despite his future's ruined state, although he is also somewhat naive and dependent.
Silver is the 100% awesomeness. Please vote for this goofball from the future, :3 Please?
He is the best character ever, he comes from a devastated future, stop giving him GRIEF! It's not fair!
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Yeah, but he's kinda bossy & needs to spend time with Princess Daisy from the Mario franchise.
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93Gerald of Rivia ( Witcher Series)

94Toad & Waddle Dee (from the Mario / Kirby series)

95Dark Prince (Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones)
EXTREME POWER and THE DAGGERTAIL COMBINED MEANS: ULTIMATE POWER!

undefeatablebeyblader


96Kain (Legacy of Kain Series)

97Ness (EarthBound)
Ness is a awesome badass, he saved the world from mind controlling aliens and fought one of the most creepy looking characters ever, ness should be way higher than this at least top 20 material.
Why does 'TheTopTens' hate Earthbound? It's an amazing game, and the Ness is by far my favorite character from the series. Nobody would have remembered him if Super Smash Bros didn't exist. His choice of weaponry is a baseball bat (The others have guns and that overrated stuff. ) and is plain cool.
A young teenage hero who uses only a baseball bat to save the world, and PSI of course.
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98The Vizier (Prince of Persia)

99Kabal (Mortal Kombat Series)

100Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)
Lightning... Beautiful, Gorgeous, Amazing, Strong, Loving, Powerful... Think... Lightning Is Everythung! She Care About The People She Loves! She Fight For Them! She Is The Goddess Of The World! The Girl Who Will Save The World! Our Hero!
She is the most badass character of all time, and the hottest. Enough Said.

Iamthebest15

Hottest video game character of all time. deserves to be # -99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

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