Top 10 Biggest Badasses in Video Game History

Basically this is a list of characters that are basically unstoppable and can survive any situation. However this list is for everyone so post who you think deserves to be on this list.
The Top Ten
1 Kratos (God of War)

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!

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.

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.

Ok I know what you are thinking like everyone else has put him as number one. But listen this guy has not only killed multiple gods but has escaped the underworld many many times and not to mention the endless amount of limbs he has torn off with his bare hands so yes I think he deserves to be #1.

2 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.

Master Chief can flip an Elephant, which is the biggest vehicle that you can drive in Halo. How much does an Elephant weigh? Two-hundred and five tonnes. Because it is spelled tonne, that makes each tonne 2,204 pounds. Multiply 205 by 2,204 and you get a jaw-dropping 451,280 pounds. He can flip that over with his bare hands. That puts his level of strength nearly on that of Kratos's strength. I don't know what Kratos's biggest feat of strength is, but I'm sure it isn't too much more than the Chief's. Also, he destroyed a group of brutal, religious fanatics twice, killed literal gods (yes, the Flood were known as the Precursors before the Forerunners essentially killed them, and the Precursors were gods), murdered quite a few Forerunners, and survived re-entry from orbit. He may not be more badass than Kratos, but he certainly trumps everyone else.

The reason I think master chief is most badass: he is not a god, he is not immortal, he does not have a bottomless arsenal. And yet he can beat enemies that make the demons from doom look like puppies

He dragged a bomb as big as himself that was stuck to the floor by spikes to a hanger. Then he carried it through SPACE! And he destroyed an enemy battleship with their own bomb!

“For a brick, he flew pretty good! ”

-Sargent Jonson

Survived atmospheric re entry by jumping off a spaceship. Destroyed a halo ring. Singlehandedly defeated the covenant. One of the last surviving spartan 2s. And chiefs greatest line ever...

Cortana: Just one question, what if you miss?

Chief: I won't.

Chief is the definition of badassery.

3 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?

He did not deserve this. he is a stupid expendable jerk who steals crappy one-liners from 90's movies. also, his looks rip off the guy in rocky iv. instead, VOTE FOR RATCHET! Or add sly. or else the ghost of dan johnson will come and kill you.

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

4 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.

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.

Solid should be top 3 honestly. He would destroy most of the people on this list.

He's the definition of a badass action hero

Solid snake is the best end of discussion.

5 Dante (Devil May Cry)

Now I'm going to say that the original Dante is better than the new one and you can hate on me if you want. But he has always been a guy that has fun with his job which would be slaying demons. His sword can slice through anything his guns are always blazing and he has fun with it. I mean come on he had a class literally called trickster so what is not to love.

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.

6 Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.

She has always impressed me with her limitless stamina and agility. Although I've not played many of her games the ones I have are really good. The only thing I don't like is her creepy butler in the third one.

Arguably the most iconic fictional female.

7 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.

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

8 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.

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

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

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

9 Gordon Freeman (Half-Life)

He is the most powerful nerd ever. He fights zombies and head crabs with a crowbar. Well I don't know much else about him but I'm planning to find out more until then this is all I have to say.

Gordan taught all of us to never underestimate a nerd.

Total badass

10 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)

This dude is a legend

Get over here

The Newcomers

? GLaDOS (Portal) GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.
? Arthur Morgan (Red Dead)
The Contenders
11 LInk (The Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Try to parry a gold lynel in botw. More 100.000 pounds on the impact, a single swing of his shield, even the weakest in game, can make the lynel get throwed back immediately. And Link doesn't move an inch when doing this.

I love Link & the game he's in is AMAZING I am not a gamer but from the games on this list that I have played I like this one the best!

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

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

12 Sean Devlin (The Saboteur)

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.

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.

13 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.

The fact that Doomguy isn't #1 is a sin itself. This guy took down Hell's invading forces on Mars, went to Hell itself to demolish the forces of Hell on their own soil, then went to Earth and kicked the crap out of Hell's armies after they invaded Earth.

He can run faster than 50mph, faster than his own rocket launcher fire.
He doesn't use power armor, just standard security armor
He can kill demons with his bare hands
He's the only known human to be able to survive the Haste, Berserk, and Quad-Damage energy boosts.
He once killed Hell's armies over his pet rabbit.

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.

Why is the man and a half doing sittin' at #28?!

14 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.

15 Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)

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

16 Cole McGrath (Infamous)
17 Cole Phelps (L.A. Noire)
18 Mario (Super Mario Bros.) 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 ...read more.

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

It's a good game, But Mario is a bit of a boring character, and he is definitely not badass.

Most badass of all time and not even listed!

19 Ghost (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
20 Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil) Leon Scott Kennedy is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror media franchise by Capcom. He debuted as one of the two playable protagonists of the video game Resident Evil 2.

This man alone started a new era in zombie alien creature killing. I mean sure I could have just as easily picked Chris Redfield but he had a partner. You know what Leon had a almost good for nothing girl who gets kidnapped regularly and does nothing to fight back so the only thing she can do is hide. So yea Leon for the win.

21 Max Payne (Max Payne)
22 Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin's Creed)

"Requiescat en pace"! This sentence is a death signature that all AC fan say before killing a major target, even so it's not Ezio the main Character!

So for me this guy deserve the top 3 (with Link and Snake)

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! �"�

23 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

24 William B.J. Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein)
25 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 ...read more.
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