Best Video Game Protagonists


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

Master Chief is so epic and awesome. He's the reason why the halo franchise was so popular.

I don't know why he's so awesome, maybe it's the way he speaks, maybe its he's fighting skills, maybe it's because he can jump so high, I don't know. All I know is that he is the coolest protagonist ever.

Because of what he stands for; freedom, and survival. He is a very strong character, yet is kind to other soldiers and sometimes puts their safety ahead of his own showing that even though he is a tough soldier, he is also a caring commander. This is why I believe he should forever be in the top 3 best protagonists of all time.

His leadership impress all of UNSC Rank, even Fleet Admiral Hood was impressed by his progress during Human Covenant war. Even he's not the strongest SPARTAN, he was acknowledged by all SPARTAN as leader of SPARTAN's because of his natural leadership. Even the SPARTAN who ranks above him will gladly following his order because of John-117's great leadership.


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2 Gordon Freeman Gordon Freeman Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.
3 Duke Nukem
4 Solid Snake Solid Snake 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.

I don't think you can define a better hero in any game. As mislead and misguided as he is within the entire series, Snake always finds a way to do what he believes is best for the rest of mankind, as opposed to his own welfare. A true hero at heart, with unbelievable abilities

Snake defines awesomeness. Being included in Brawl was awesome, and if he's not included in ssb4, I might not even get it. The only way snake could be more epic is... Wait, he can't even get anymore epic.

Snake get up, stop messing around. Snake? Snake? SNAKE?!

5 Niko Bellic Niko Bellic
6 Kratos

Kratos is súper bad@ss. Sure, he has a bad temper and such but leave the fight to Kratos and some other video game protagonist who thinks they're cool and you'll see who will win.

7 John Marston John Marston

John Marston is just a relatable guy. He's not even a good guy by normal standards. He has a not-so-great past, but he's trying to rid himself of it and just have a solid, safe future did his family. Marston is malleable to the player, but still has his own character. The player truly feels connected to him, and his undeserved betrayal and death immortalized him in gamer's minds as the best video game character of all time. He is truly the only fictional character whose death crushed me

Best video game protagonist ever!

8 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
9 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

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10 Altair Ibn La'Ahad

The Contenders

11 Ezio Auditore da Firenze Ezio Auditore da Firenze

I like ezio better than altair and that is because of his person he was more calm

12 Alex Mason
13 Commander Shepard
14 Max Payne
15 Nathan Drake Nathan Drake
16 Jodie Holmes
17 Soap McTavish
18 Agent 47 Agent 47 Agent 47 is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Hitman video game series released by IO Interactive and Square Enix Europe.
19 Shulk Shulk Shulk is a fictional character and the protagonist from Monolith Soft's 2010 role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, part of their overarching Xeno series of video games.
20 Sean Devlin
21 Maya Torres
22 Vito Scaletta Vito Scaletta
23 Sam Fisher
24 Dante

He's cool I'm like his funny way

25 Sonic
26 Serious Sam
27 Quote (Cave Story)
28 Aiden Pearce Aiden Pearce
29 Scar (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.)
30 Alex Mercer
31 Snake (Metal Gear Series)
32 Megaman (Megaman Series)
33 Steve (Minecraft)
34 Frisk Frisk
35 Fei Fong Wong
36 Maxine Caulfield
37 Luigi Luigi Luigi 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.
38 Saints Row Protagonist
39 Trevor Philips
40 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.
41 Spyro Spyro Spyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.
42 Cloud Strife Cloud Strife
43 Ness Ness
44 Lucas
45 Siegfried

One of the coolest characters I've ever seen in any fighting games my favorite character out of the Soul series.

46 Jack (BioShock)
47 Boss (Saints Row)
48 Lee Everett Lee Everett Lee Everett is the main character of the first season of The Walking Dead video game. Lee is the player character in the first season of the game, appearing in five episodes.
49 Rhys (Tales from the Borderlands)
50 Rogue Agent (Goldeneye 007)
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