Top 10 Most Badass-Looking Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 Kratos - God of War Kratos is a fictional character and the titular primary protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War video game series. He is a demi-god who seeks retribution and vengeance on Ares and later, the Greek Gods after he was betrayed and was forced to kill his family .
2 Bowser - Super Mario Bros Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

Absolutely. Have you seen him in Mario Odyssey? Definition of badass - Randomator

3 Shao Kahn - Mortal Kombat Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.
4 Nekomaru Nidai - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
5 Id - Xenogears
6 Scorpion - Mortal Kombat Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.
7 Akuma - Street Fighter Akuma known as Gouki in Japan is a character of the Street Fighter series and recurring antagonist, first appearing in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a hidden character and boss who could be summoned after certain conditions were met, an emotionless and powerful warrior fixated on mastering the Satsui ...read more.
8 Geralt - The Witcher
9 Reptile - Mortal Kombat Reptile is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias. He debuted in Mortal Kombat as a hidden opponent and appeared in subsequent titles as a playable character, also appearing in the merchandise and other media related ...read more.
10 Vega - Street Fighter Vega, is a fictional character from the Street Fighter fighting game series by Capcom. Vega is a mask-wearing, claw-wielding fighter from Spain who uses a personal fighting style combining Japanese ninjutsu and Spanish bullfighting, earning him the nickname of "Spanish Ninja".

The Contenders

11 Master Chief - Halo Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.
12 Ridley - Metroid Ridley is a villain from the Metroid series and a character from the Super Smash Bros. series. He's Samus Aran's archenemy and has been fighting her since day one with the first Metroid game in 1986. When Samus was three years old, Ridley murdered her parents in front of her. He is a member of the Space ...read more.
13 Voldo - Soul Calibur Voldo is a fictional character in the Soul series of video games. Created by Namco's Project Soul division, he first appeared in Soul Edge, and later in all games of the Soulcalibur series with the exception of Soulcalibur Legends.
14 Death - Darksiders
15 Shadow The Hedgehog - Sonic the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.
16 Solid Snake - Metal Gear Solid Snake is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the video game series Metal Gear by Hideo Kojima. He is a legendary soldier cloned from Big Boss's DNA, who is sent to infiltrate and investigate the titular weapons in an effort to stop a potential war.
17 Sagat - Street Fighter Sagat is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter fighting game series. Once an unplayable boss, he later became a playable character.
18 Sub-Zero - Mortal Kombat Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.
19 Clockwerk - Sly Cooper
20 Marcus Fenix - Gears of War Marcus Michael Fenix is a fictional character and the primary protagonist from Gears of War video game series.
21 Balrog - Street Fighter Balrog, also known as Boxer, is a fictional character in Capcom's Street Fighter series. He made his first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in 1991.
22 Doomguy - Doom The Doomguy, commonly known as the Marine and referred to as the Doom Slayer in the rebooted portion of the series, is the unnamed player character in the Doom video game franchise of first-person shooters created by id Software, and its sequels and spin-off media.
23 Kuja - Final Fantasy IX
24 Ermac - Mortal Kombat Ermac is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. The character originated due to rumors over a diagnostics menu listing that displayed the text ERMACS, followed by claims of an alleged glitch in the first game.
25 Aiden Pearce - Watch Dogs
26 Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

Compared to the likes of Sephiroth, Shadow the Hedgehog looks like Dora the Explorer. I may not have played any Final Fantasy games, but I will confirm that his design looks amazing. - Synchronocity

The only reason he's so popular is because of his sexually-obsessed fanbase. There are much better video game antagonists out there.

I think that, if he didn't appear in Kingdom Hearts, then he wouldn't be such an issue. (hates KH)

27 Psycho Mantis - Metal Gear Solid
28 Bayonetta - Bayonetta Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.
29 Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry Vaas Montenegro is the secondary antagonist of Far Cry 3, appearing as the main antagonist for the first half of its storyline.
30 M. Bison - Street Fighter M. Bison, also known as Dictator, is a video game character created by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, he is a recurring character and villain in the Street Fighter series of fighting games, acting as the primary antagonist of the series.
31 Inkling Boy - Splatoon 2
32 Ezio - Assassin's Creed
33 Joel - The Last Of Us Joel is a major character and the playable protagonist of The Last of Us, the deuteragonist of The Last of Us Part II, and a supporting character in The Last of Us: Left Behind.
34 Nightmare - Soul Calibur
35 Pyramid Head - Silent Hill
36 Alucard - Castlevania: SOTN Adrian Fahrenheit ČšepeČ™, better known as Alucard, is a character in Konami's Castlevania series of video games.
37 Meta Knight - Kirby Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash ...read more.

He be badass - ShadowDedede

38 Zidane Tribal - Final Fantasy IX Zidane Tribal is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy IX, a role-playing game developed by Square Enix.
39 Kano - Mortal Kombat Kano is a character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He is one of the few original characters, debuting in the first Mortal Kombat arcade game.
40 Inkling Girl - Splatoon
41 Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic 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.
42 Sakura Ogami - Danganronpa
43 Koopatrol - Paper Mario
44 Amalgamates - Undertale
45 Ganondorf - Legend of Zelda Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.
46 Guile - Street Fighter Guile is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He debuted as one of the original eight characters in 1991's Street Fighter II and appeared in the game's subsequent updates.
47 Dante - Devil May Cry Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, created and published by Capcom.
48 Dark Samus - Metroid Prime
49 Altair - Assassin's Creed
50 Undyne - Undertale Undyne is a main character in Toby Fox's 2016 RPG, Undertale. She is the heroic fishlike captain of the Royal Guard, who takes it upon herself to protect the monsters of the Underground. Her name is derived from the word "Undine", and is a pun on the word "Undying". Her most loved monsters are her mentor, ...read more.
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