Coolest Video Game Characters

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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!

He can defeat Master Chief in 2 seconds!

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2 Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief (Halo Series) MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

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

Face it he just looks plain AWESOME!

I'm really sorry Link! 😭 Link is my favorite character but master chief is cool with his suit of armor. Deep voice, assault rifle! What is cooler!

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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.

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4 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
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5 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.

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.

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6 Kratos (God of War)

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

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

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7 Alex Mercer (Prototype)

This dude is badass!

Coolest looking and most badass.

8 Dante (Devil May Cry) Dante (Devil May Cry)

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

He is the like one of the best video game characters of all time, he deserves a higher rank on this list.

Dante is the definition of cool.

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9 Sonic the Hedgedog

I was already expecting this guy. - awesomeriki

Yes! Sonic is the coolest hedgehog on earth.

Somehow I like Mario but I act like Sonic.

10 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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The Contenders

11 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.

12 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.

Most notorious video game anti-hero. - ColdHeartedDevil

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13 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.

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14 Big Daddy (Bioshock)
15 Kos-Mos (XenoSaga)
16 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.

17 Lin (Saints Row)
18 Duke Nukem Duke Nukem
19 Altair (Assassin's Creed)

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

20 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series)
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