Coolest Video Game Characters


The Top Ten

1 Link (Legend of Zelda) Link (Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Link dose not talk or really have a set personality, it's a shame because I always looked at Link like a character of his own. Oh! And by the way Link is not a mute he can talk no matter what anybody says.
I really wish they would put voice acting in these games, it would make them even more cool then they already are. And now a little something about Link, I like Link because...
1. He is the main character.
2. I like his hat.
3. I love his designs.
4. The way I see his personality, I love.
5. He cares about others.
6. I like his sword.
7. I love his determination.
8. He can be serious, and goofy.
9. He carries the burden of saving the world on his shoulders.
10. He's smart.
And over all just a really good character, some people just can't see this because he is only half a real character. Some still view him as an avatar, others view him as a character, so over time he became both.
And I hope that some day Link will get a real personality of his ...more

Reasons why Link is awesome:1. He shows his emotions through his actions.2. He makes wearing a skirt look cool.3. That hat

It sucks that he is the only Nintendo character in the top 20, but he is at number 1 like he should be! Link is awesome!

Link number 1 because I grew up playing one game
and mario number 2 because where would we be?

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2 Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief (Halo Series) 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.

One of the most iconic figures in gaming history indisputably. Wear's titanium alloy power armor, has access to a variety of of weapons and vehicles, against all odds took down a multi-species alien empire by inciting a rebellion, blew up not one but two giant super weapons and one giant alien space city, has racked up an impressive kill count (especially if you count High Charity and the two Halo rings) Could probably destroy every other character on this list no problem. He is by far the coolest character EVER!

Maybe not the most iconic, but in terms of style/coolness the Chief takes this one. His silent demeanor, legendary space armor and whole character just ebbs awesome.

Chief is the greatest... Ezio is only that comes close
But Chief is hero, John 117 is a guy we all miss when we don't play this awesome game

What why is Link number 1. Master Chief is God and I believe he is the greatest character ever made.

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3 Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) 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.

Coolest character in gaming history. - firstaid

Best character from the best series ever

Lets face it we all want a voice as cool as snake's, we all want a cool name like Snake and we all want to look like snake.

He's pretty darn awesome

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4 Dante (Devil May Cry) Dante (Devil May Cry) Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, created and published by Capcom.

I would vote for Snake, but Dante is WAY to low on this list. All you have to do is look at him and you know he's bad ass. He's a devil hunter with a sword, guns, red trench coat and white hair, and he's a demon! He taunts enemies quadruple the size of him then proceeds to whop their ass. Every line he says in 1,3, & 4 is cool, his overall style, mannerisms and demeanor are cool. He's just a cool guy!

I don't know if dante should be 11th on the list maybe 1-10 because dante is sick a demon hybrid who hunts evil demons he has the one liners and the weapons that make him awesome

My childhood. He may be cheesy but he's the coolest out there. Being top two and above would be an insult. He does almost everything stylish. His cockiness, taunting even the biggest demon and kicking its ass with them SSStylish combos makes him badass.

Dante is a half demon,half human hybrid that taunts demons 3 times his size and destroys them which is why he is badass but he can be cheesy.How is that not cool? -TheCoolGuy1

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5 Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed) Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed)

He deserves #1. All his Italian accent, the cape, the hood, The heroic mix of Personality as playboy, Assasin, warrior, brawler, leader. He his the COOLEST

Simply the coolest video game character of all time
Requiescat en pace

6 Sonic the Hedgedog Sonic the Hedgedog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

I was already expecting this guy. - awesomeriki

Yes! Sonic is the coolest hedgehog on earth.

Somehow I like Mario but I act like Sonic.

Sonic should be #1

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7 Johnny Gat (Saints Row) Johnny Gat (Saints Row)

Badass. He is referred to as "the most dangerous man alive" in one of the Saints Row games. Gat went to hell, learned to fly, killed satan, and was respected by god so much that god granted him 1 wish. Hands down one of the most badass characters I have ever seen.

8 Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil) Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil)

Leon deserves to be at least in the top 5 because he is in my opinion is the most coolest and handsome looking character ever made in gaming history.

Well he is the best, cool n most good looking gaming character. His hair style is just killing. He obviously deserves the #1 place. Leon Scott Keneddy just rocks.

He's so cool and bad ads love him

Best Character from capcom!

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9 Freddy Fazbear (FNAF) Freddy Fazbear (FNAF) Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.



10 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

My favorite characters are Trevor Phillips, Altair, Kratos, John Marston, master chief, nathan drake, joel, Solid Snake and vaas but Scorpion takes it all. He's such a boss.

Scorpion for the win

Get Over Here Here!

He is badass. - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 Big Daddy (Bioshock)
12 Kos-Mos (XenoSaga) Kos-Mos (XenoSaga)
13 Max Payne (Max Payne Series) Max Payne (Max Payne Series)

Max Payne kills bastards in slow motion or "bullet time" and he can also kill an entire army of bastards by himself.

Max Payne is awesome.

Most notorious video game anti-hero. - ColdHeartedDevil

Max Payne's Bullet Time is cool.

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14 Lin (Saints Row)
15 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.

Lara Croft is like the most badass and coolest female video game character of all time. She deserves to be at least in the top 10 in this list.

16 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series)
17 Ryu (Street Fighter) Ryu (Street Fighter) Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.
18 Samus (Metroid) Samus (Metroid) Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
19 Duke Nukem Duke Nukem
20 Altair (Assassin's Creed)

More cold, efficient, and focused than Ezio, making him an imposing character and a ruthless killer.

21 Mario (Mario Brothers) Mario (Mario Brothers) 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.
22 Zero (Mega Man X) Zero (Mega Man X)
23 Tanya Winters (Saints Row)
24 Alex Mercer (Prototype)

If you don't know about this man, it's your fault.

This dude is badass!

Coolest looking and most badass.

25 Kratos (God of War)

Strongest mortal in the world and deserves to be #1!

He's the best anti hero ever

Kratos should be number 1

Kartos is awesome in god of war 3
ENGAGE in brutal combat using devastating new weapons attack moves and godlike powers. - varun

26 Lenneth Valkyrie (Valkyrie Profile)
27 Kat (Devil May Cry)
28 John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)

John marston should be number one red deads amazing storyline and the ending has to put john at number 1 and all you haters screw u!

John Marston would shoot the crap out of Link. What has Link got that can trump a Henry Repeater? Repeater bullets penetrate shields. Link would gey shot with a Henry bullet and schrapnel from his own shield.

29 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)

He is just epic. he has a katana longer than two people, has the best theme music ever (one winged angel), and his personality is also epic. he even appeares in more than final fantasy. he appeares as one of the hardest bosses ever in kingdom hearts. (i looked it up and he was highly ranked on many websites) I also can't believe I managed to beat hin in kh2!

30 Ada Wong (Resident Evil) Ada Wong (Resident Evil)
31 The Puppet (FNAF)


32 Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
33 Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden) Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
34 Trish (Devil May Cry)
35 Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat) Johnny Cage (Mortal Kombat)

This guy is so hot I'm wet

36 Jin Kazama(Tekken Series) Jin Kazama(Tekken Series) Jin Kazama is a fictional character and main protagonist of the Tekken series released by Namco Bandai Games.
37 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.

Without Mario, video games wouldn't exist. Should be number 1

Video games would exist - Maddox121

You suck Mario is better than link because link is just a bunch of incarnations of him but Mario is the same Mario AND at least Mario can jump HIGH=)

Mario should be 1st

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38 Gordon Freeman (Half Life) Gordon Freeman (Half Life) 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.

Gordon Freeman is VERY awesome! He is cool and for a scientist that's saying something!

Gordon Freeman is so cool he DESERVES TO BE IN THE Top 5!

I prefer Snake but why is Gordon not high on this list? But Freddy is?

39 Captain Falcon (F-Zero) Captain Falcon (F-Zero) Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

Show me your moves!

40 Connor (Assassin's Creed Series)
41 Nathan Drake (Uncharted) Nathan Drake (Uncharted)

Funny, Awesome, Good Looking, Fighter, Guns, Babes, Parkour, Treasure Hunter/Jewel Thief, What's Not To Like? - SevenDaysGone

Wow whover made that last comment is the coolest person I have ever seen. He's probably super good looking and buff


42 Rikimaru (Tenchu)

He's the best video game ninja of all time

43 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.
44 Demi-Fiend (Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne)
45 Shaundi (Saints Row)
46 Sans (Undertale) Sans (Undertale) Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.

Sans is bad to the BONE, he's so awesome, his nonchalance about everything makes him even better. I swear he knows he's a joke

47 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.
48 Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim) Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim) Earthworm Jim is the main protagonist of the Earthwork Jim video game series as a worm who's life changed after coming in contact with a cyber suit that granted him special powers to battle the likes of his nemesis like Evil the Cat, Psycrow, Queen Slug for a Butt and Bob the Killer Gold FIsh, in the more.
49 Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
50 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.

Agent 47 should be number 1. He is obviously good at shooting and he is the best assassin ever made in video game history.

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Freddy Fazbear (FNAF)
2. Big Daddy (Bioshock)
3. Link (Legend of Zelda)
1. Jin Kazama(Tekken Series)
2. Rikimaru (Tenchu)
3. Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
1. Duke Nukem
2. Max Payne (Max Payne Series)
3. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

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