Coolest Video Game Characters

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

Reasons why Link is the coolest character ever

1. His clothes.
2. His courage
3. His skill
4. His silence. He is not mute. The tower of gods in Wind Waker and Zelda's diary in botw show that he can talk, but prefer not to.
5. How. Many. Times. He. Saved. Hyrule. From. Ganon, Vaati, And demise? (And the triforce of courage is nothing compared to the other two, especially wisdom.)
6. He is stoic.
7. He have the Master Sword.
8. His hat.
9. He's smart and serious.
10. The hylian shield.
11. A link to the past. Play it.
12. He's strong. VERY strong. Examples: botw, twilight princess.
13. He cares about others more than anyone in the 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!

2 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!

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.

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

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

3 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.

People say Kirby is the most powerful video game character and he is not! Kirby fell from space, so has master chief, Twice! Kirby defeated army’s of marshmallows, master chief defeated: the biggest alien army known to gaming, a race of space parasites that threatens life itself, and an army soldiers made of LIGHT led by one of the very beings that the alien army worships!

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!

Just look at his armor! It makes Kratos look like a child playing pretend war with his buddies! Also, he gives out many, many more badass one-liners than Link ever will.

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.

4 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.

Yes! Sonic is the coolest hedgehog on earth.

Mario ahead? Mario is a frikin plumber and sonic is a fast hedgehog

Somehow I like Mario but I act like Sonic.

I was already expecting this guy.

5 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.

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.

Coolest character in gaming history.

Best character from the best series ever

He's pretty darn awesome

6 Zero (Mega Man X)
7 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

8 Ryu (Street Fighter) Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.
9 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.

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!

10 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.

Biggest Badass in Games History.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Big Daddy (Bioshock)
13 Kos-Mos (XenoSaga) KOS-MOS is a fictional character from the Xenosaga role-playing video game series by Monolith Soft and Bandai Namco Entertainment.
14 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.

Max Payne's Bullet Time is cool.

Max Payne 1s max is really cool

15 Lin (Saints Row)
16 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 Samus (Metroid) Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

Better than half this list

18 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series)
19 Ken (Street Fighter)
20 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.

He is awesome

21 Duke Nukem
22 Guile (Street Fighter) Guile is a character in Capcom's Street Fighter series of fighting games. He debuted as one of the original eight characters in 1991's Street Fighter II and appeared in the game's subsequent updates.
23 Altair (Assassin's Creed)

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

24 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 ...read more.

Snake is overrated and overloved. Mario is classic but still overloved

25 Kratos (God of War)

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

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

He's the best anti hero ever

Kratos should be number 1

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