Biggest Badass In Video Game History


The Top Ten

1 Duke Nukem: Duke Nukem Duke Nukem: Duke Nukem

-He can kill countless aliens and still have time to step into a Strip Club
-He can be in loads of bad or criticly slammed games and still remain one of the greatest badasses of all time
-Every man wants to be him, every women wants to bed him.
-He's the King

... What more need to say?

And to think the voice actor for duke once voiced Big The Cat. "the more you know"

It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and I'm all out of gum

Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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2 Kratos: God of War Kratos: God of War

This dude kills literal gods in an unparalleled fit of rage. Duke Nukem may have the best one-liners, and Master Chief may have a load of steroids and power armor, but Kratos killed the gods of war and death and the goddess of wisdom and strength among countless other gods and demigods, and did so with a few bladed weapons and his own fury.

Okay Okay the reason why the Ghost of Sparta and the New God of War, Kratos is the number on biggest badass in video gaming history is because he is often forced adventures in attempts to avert disaster or change his fate. Kratos is usually portrayed as being oblivious to all else in the execution of these adventures, often engaging in morally ambiguous activities and performing acts of extreme violence. Kratos us most commonly for being described by reviewers as a "sympathetic antihero". Who is more ruthless? More Savage? More Merciless? No One Krato
S is the ultimate badass! - anthonybecerra831

Kratos is the most badass fictional character by far. He literally killed every one who stood in his way.
He killed all the gods.
He killed the sisters of fate which are supposed to control everything and even they couldn't control his wrath. And he started only as a spartan warrior.

He rapes them all.It s not even a contest..

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

Duke nukem is reasonable but true fans know either master chief, kratos, soap or solid snake/ big boss should be at the top and for me it is mean green killing machine john 117 (master chief)

8 foot tall wall of armor who takes down anything in his way

He wears a bio-suit weighing over a ton and still jumps like he's on the moon. And he fought a war. By himself. And destroyed a planet. And nobody looks that good in a bio-suit(except for Darth Vader). AND THAT EPIC INTRO MUSIC

Number 9 seriously he is the most badass man in video game history he has fought the flood, the elite, covenet hunters, grunts which don't give any points, and other aliens he needs to be number one

4 Solid Snake: Metal Gear 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.

Solid snake is the best end of discussion.

I can tell he should be number one on this list, and I didn't even start playing Metal Gear Solid V (or any Metal Gear game for that matter) until today. - RalphBob

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5 Vito Scaletta: Mafia II Vito Scaletta: Mafia II

Vito should be #1. He has beaten the crap out of so many people with his bare hands. He has taken down armies of Mafia men who are armed to the teeth with Tommy gun's, with a single pistol, while looking good in a three piece suit. He took down Brian O'Neill, who was three times his size, by using his own knife against him. If Master Chief wasn't genetically enhanced and didn't have armor on, Vito would win in a fight. With or without guns. Vito would also beat Captain Price, and Duke Steroids Nukem.

Vito would so eliminate Kratos. Never bring knives to a gunfight, especially against a 50 round Thompson 1928 SMG.

There's one thing Link should learn from Vito Scaletta; never bring a knife to a gunfight because it's useless.

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6 Captain Price: Modern Warfare Captain Price: Modern Warfare

Link would be quickly slaughtered by this rough as nails S.A. S soldier. Carrying a sword is badass if we were in 2012 because, but we're not in 2012 because are we? We're in 2012 AD so a sword won't cut it against Captain Price's modern arsenal including one of the finest Assault Rifles around; the M4A1. - jezza0

Price is just badass, I mean he smokes and doesn't care, he shoots bunch of people and doesn't care, he even commits war crimes and doesn't care, that is the very definition of awesomeness

7 Joe Barbaro: Mafia II

Joe brings the heat all the time. Unlike other characters, he shoots first, and only asks questions after he beats the crap out of people. He gets girls, massacres foes, and became a made man in the Cosa Nostra without a hitch. While Link is doing his stupid sword dance, Joe would just BLAST him with a Tommy.

8 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.

She's badass

9 Gordan: Half-Life

Gordan taught all of us to never underestimate a nerd.

10 LInk: The Legend of Zelda LInk: The Legend of Zelda Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link has had a lot of prowess throughout the many years of his games' lifespan of 30 years. This includes being able to use an ocarina, a countless amount of masks, use a lot of bows, but not limited to swords, bombs, and a lot more that would be really difficult to fit. I forgot to mention, he would also be considered a legendary character with prowess far beyond Mario's in combat, and strategically. That's why I went as Link once for Halloween, he is just outstanding in the industry and never gets old at all! It's amazing how he can stay hot but still be badass for so long.

Link is THE badass of video games. He gets girls and he doesn't even have to say a single word.

Swords are fine but if the enemy is armed with rifles, handguns, SMGs, or grenades, the sword ain't gonna cut it.

He can wear that on maks I forgot it was called. And kill everytihng.

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The Contenders

11 Sean Devlin: The Saboteur

Duke Nukem is just a womanizing old fart who just takes steroids, making him unstable and retarded.

Sean Devlin is very heroic. He liberated Occupied France almost single handedly 4 years before the Normandy invasion.

He's blown up tanks, APCs, zepplins, Kublewagons and Nazi motorbikes with sidecars. Sean also assassinated 50 Nazi generals single handedly along with pushing the Nazi ranks out of France.

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12 Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
13 Dante: Devil May Cry

The red leather jackets, white hair, dual pistols named Ebony And Ivory and also being a half - demon demon hunter. You could always count on Dante being on the scene, making everthing even faintly demonic just that little bit more dead. Or cool.

Most of them in the list are sweet. But 4 top badasses in my opinion? Dante and Kratos at a fight for first and second, and Sephiroth and Solid Snake contending for 3 and 4.

Are you kidding? More badass than at least 8 of the 10. Solid snake and Kratos maybe. But damn.

Deserves to be in top5

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14 Scorpion: Mortal Kombat
15 Adam Jensen: Deus Ex

Augmented sun glasses

16 Marcus Fenix: Gears of War Marcus Fenix: Gears of War Marcus Michael Fenix is a fictional character and the primary protagonist from Gears of War video game series.

This guy has shot hundreds of locusts, stabbed their queen and who could forget his amazing one liners definitely should be number one.

17 Sam Fisher: Splinter Cell

The greatest secret agent out there & d one with d best monologues..

18 Soap MacTavish: Modern Warfare

This guy is just amazing! You are not able to hate him, he is the best, and we want back him! Die, Infinity Ward, you killed him! :'(

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19 Eddie Riggs: Brutal Legend Eddie Riggs: Brutal Legend
20 Cole Phelps: L.A. Noire Cole Phelps: L.A. Noire
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Vito Scaletta: Mafia II
2. Joe Barbaro: Mafia II
3. Master Chief: Halo
1. Solid Snake: Metal Gear
2. Adam Jensen: Deus Ex
3. Eddie Riggs: Brutal Legend
1. Kratos: God of War
2. Solid Snake: Metal Gear
3. Duke Nukem: Duke Nukem

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