Biggest Badass In Video Game History

The Top Ten

1 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.

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.

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

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.

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 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

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)

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?

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

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.

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.

He is proberly the best spy out there

5 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 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

7 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

8 Gordan: Half-Life

Gordan taught all of us to never underestimate a nerd.

9 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.

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.

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.

10 Scorpion: Mortal Kombat

This dude is a legend

Get over here

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

he has a grappling hook shotgun, so you know he's a good character

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.

Doomguy took down HELL ITSELF. How can he NOT be in the top 10?

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 Ghost: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
19 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

20 Max Payne
21 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

22 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! �"�

23 William B.J. Blazkowicz: Wolfenstein
24 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.
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 more.
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