Biggest Badass In Video Game History


The Top Ten

1 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.

This guy would rip through master chief and Duke nukem like ants, God of War is the manliest gaming series going in my opinion.

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2 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.

Snake, snake answer me, snake

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

He is proberly the best spy out there

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3 Master Chief: Halo 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.

He's a god compared to Solid Snake

He saved humanity from a fate that puny Kratos god of patheticness could not save himself from

He flip tanks and that's only a minor portion of his badassery... "to give the covernant back their bomb". Most badass dude ever

This dude can smash Doomguy, Solid Snake and LInk in one second. - GAMEKNIGHT999

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4 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

Duke nukem the definition of badass

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5 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

6 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.

Kratos has no hope in hell of overcoming a mobster armed with a 50 round Thompson 1928, a 23 round M1911 and an 8 round M1 Garand

7 Dante: Devil May Cry

Dante should be in the top 5 most badass characters in video game history. Fighting 5 undead skeletons while having 3 blades stuck in his body and eating a slice of pizza is just one of the many badass things this guy has done over his career.

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.

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8 Gordan: Half-Life

Gordan taught all of us to never underestimate a nerd.

9 Captain Price: Modern Warfare Captain Price: Modern Warfare Captain John Price is a main fictional character in the Call of Duty series, being one of three characters to be featured in all of the games in the Modern Warfare series, the others being Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and Nikolai.

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

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.

Link should be number 1! He is amazing! He kicks so much ass. Plus he has sword. And a sword automaticly makes you awesome. - TheStupidHobo

When the opposition is armed with automatic firearms, a sword is useless - mcvito

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The Contenders

11 Sean Devlin: The Saboteur 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.

Sean Devlin is way tougher than Kratos. For a start Kratos doesn't have a sub machine gun or pistol.

Also I doubt Kratos would be able to push the Nazis out of Occupied France single-handedly. All Kratos is is a leotard wearing, gay pride parade member whose taken too many steroids.

12 Scorpion: Mortal Kombat Scorpion: Mortal Kombat

This dude is a legend

13 Doomguy: Doom 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.

He literally beat hell by himself. If he fought kratos, duke nukem, or master chief he would win by a mile. Why isn't one of the most badass badasses in the top 10.

Poor Doomguy, nobody knows how badass he is.

Mario above doom guy? GO PLAY DOOM!

The worlds bighest badass

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14 Adam Jensen: Deus Ex

Augmented sun glasses

15 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.

16 Sam Fisher: Splinter Cell

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

17 Joe Barbaro: Mafia II 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.

18 Eddie Riggs: Brutal Legend Eddie Riggs: Brutal Legend
19 Cole McGrath: Infamous
20 Cole Phelps: L.A. Noire Cole Phelps: L.A. Noire
21 Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
22 Mario: Super Mario Bros

How is Mario even badass to begin with? Yeah he is extremely popular, but that doesn't make him badass!

He fights a big giant turtle who breathes fire. Now that's badass - ParkerFang

23 John Marston: Red Dead Redemption John Marston: Red Dead Redemption John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.

Yes sure he's a real man.R.I. P John.

24 Max Payne
25 Michael De Santa: Grand Theft Auto V Michael De Santa: Grand Theft Auto V Michael De Santa, formerly Michael Townley, is one of the three protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V, along with Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
26 Ezio Auditore da Firenze: Assassin's Creed Ezio Auditore da Firenze: Assassin's Creed

Yup. Ezio is a pretty badass guy! He's an assassin after all!

He's a badass somewhat because the guy got class integrity and many other qualities still whacks people's asses pretty well though! �"�

27 Leon S. Kennedy Resident Evil Leon S. Kennedy Resident Evil
28 William B.J. Blazkowicz: Wolfenstein
29 Trevor Philips: Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Philips: Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Philips is a fictional character in Grand Theft Auto V, a video game in the Grand Theft Auto series made by Rockstar Games.

Yes he's so badass like everyone is afraid of him when Trevor went psycho!

Best videogame character ever

30 Isaac Clarke: Dead Space Isaac Clarke: Dead Space Isaac Clarke is the main protagonist of the Dead Space franchise as an engineer worker who was a part of the emergency response unit of the USG Killian sent to investigate the USG Ishimura after losing contact with the crew members one of which was Isacc's girlfriend Nicole Brennan, upon their arrival more.
31 Mr. Torgue: Borderlands 2
32 Geralt of Rivia: The Witcher

My personal badass #1 of all time! How can one not include him in the badass list!?

Has hardly any emotion...enough said

Hunts down monsters, Kills beasts of the size of mountains, if prepared can almost kill an army of well armed men and bangs every whore or regular woman that he finds in his quests. He is always serious and knows how to deal with people, the ultimate badass!

33 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! :'(

Soap is awesome but he name is stupid

34 Albert Wesker: Resident Evil
35 Jason Brody: Far Cry 3

Is the best main character of the Far Cry series!

He's making fun of survivor T. V show. Jason he's a real survivor.

36 Ratchet: Ratchet and Clank Series Ratchet: Ratchet and Clank Series

Way more powerful than Jak because he has cool weapons and is so funny! Also, unlike jak, his sidekick is not a totally useless moron (i'm talking 2 you daxter) and the only non-agorian to ever win ALL of the battleplex cups. EVER. also, he could talk in his first game.

37 Sub Zero: Mortal Kombat 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.
38 Aiden Pearce: Watch Dogs Aiden Pearce: Watch Dogs

Like a second batman. - Not_A_Weeaboo

To be honest. Aiden is badass, he's afraid of nothing, cold blooded and a hacker. But he's too much serious but its make him more badass.

Maybe he's serious like a white paper but he's badass enough. Even if the game is a bit Dissapointing.

39 Serious Sam: Serious Sam
40 Nathan Drake: Uncharted Nathan Drake: Uncharted


41 Agent 47: Hitman Agent 47: Hitman Agent 47 is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Hitman video game series released by IO Interactive and Square Enix Europe.
42 The Protagonist: Saints Row

What more can I say? A regular guy who worked his way to the top by being a badass, not scared of gangs, the military, or even aliens.

43 Vaas Montenegro: Far Cry 3 Vaas Montenegro: Far Cry 3 Vaas Montenegro is the secondary antagonist of Far Cry 3, appearing as the main antagonist for the first half of its storyline.

Did I ever tell you the definition of Insanity?

44 Rouge the Bat Rouge the Bat

why not

45 Koopa Troopa: Mario Koopa Troopa: Mario Koopa Troopas, or just simply Koopas, known in Japan as Nokonoko, are a fictional race of turtle or tortoise-like creatures from the Mario series, as well as its sister Yoshi series.
46 Shadow the Hedgehog: Sonic Adventure 2

Apparently Rouge is better than him. Should be at least in the top 15

Um, am I the only one to notice Shadow has two spots on this list?

This guy has been placed way too low on the list. Am I the only one who remembers Shadow wielding many actual weapons AND NOT POWERUPS LIKE ROUGE OR MARIO?!?!,!

This guy is the most badass character in existance, hands down!

47 Ryu Hayabusa: Ninja Gaiden Ryu Hayabusa: Ninja Gaiden Ryu Hayabusa is a fictional character who serves as the main protagonist of Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden action-adventure video game series, in addition to featuring as a player character in the Dead or Alive fighting game franchise by Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja.
48 Jack Carver: Far Cry 2
49 Kuja: Final Fantasy IX
50 Axel: Kingdom Hearts II Axel: Kingdom Hearts II
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Vito Scaletta: Mafia II
2. Joe Barbaro: Mafia II
3. Master Chief: Halo
1. Kratos: God of War
2. Solid Snake: Metal Gear
3. Duke Nukem: Duke Nukem
1. Captain Price: Modern Warfare
2. Sean Devlin: The Saboteur
3. Joe Barbaro: Mafia II

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