Top 10 Most Iconic Video Game Characters from the 1990s Era

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The Top Ten

1 Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic - Sonic the Hedgehog 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.
2 Crash - Crash Bandicoot Crash - Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot is a video game franchise of platform video games. The series, originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation, was created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin during their tenure at Naughty Dog for Sony Computer Entertainment.
3 Kirby - Kirby Series Kirby - Kirby Series Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.
4 Cloud - Final Fantasy VII Cloud - Final Fantasy VII
5 Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.
6 Wario - Super Mario Wario - Super Mario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.
7 Parappa - PaRappa the Rapper Parappa - PaRappa the Rapper
8 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.
9 Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy 6 Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy 6 Kefka Palazzo is a character in the Final Fantasy series of video games. Originally designed by Yoshitaka Amano, he appears in the 6th installment of the series - Final Fantasy VI.
10 Ryu - Street Fighter Ryu - Street Fighter Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

The Contenders

11 Zero - Mega Man X Zero - Mega Man X
12 Pikachu - Pokémon Pikachu - Pokémon Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.
13 Yoshi - Mario Yoshi - Mario Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.
14 Duke Nukem - Duke Nukem Duke Nukem - Duke Nukem
15 Shao Kahn - Mortal Kombat Shao Kahn - Mortal Kombat Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.
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.
17 Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot
18 M. Bison - Street Fighter M. Bison - Street Fighter M. Bison, also known as Dictator, is a video game character created by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, he is a recurring character and villain in the Street Fighter series of fighting games, acting as the primary antagonist of the series.
19 Chop Chop Master Onion - Parappa The Rapper Chop Chop Master Onion - Parappa The Rapper
20 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.
21 Jigglypuff - Pokémon Jigglypuff - Pokémon Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
22 Giygas - Earthbound Giygas - Earthbound
23 Tails the Fox - Sonic Series Tails the Fox - Sonic Series Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.
24 Dr. Eggman - Sonic Dr. Eggman - Sonic Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.
25 Shadow The Hedgehog - Sonic Shadow The Hedgehog - Sonic 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.
26 Rouge the Bat - Sonic Rouge the Bat - Sonic
27 Knuckles - Sonic The Hedgehog Knuckles - Sonic The Hedgehog Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.
28 Johnny Cage - Mortal Kombat Johnny Cage - Mortal Kombat Johnny Cage is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series and media franchise.
29 Chun Li - Street Fighter Chun Li - Street Fighter
30 Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat Liu Kang - Mortal Kombat Liu Kang is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the Mortal Kombat fighting game series from Midway Games, introduced as one of the original seven player characters in the 1992 first game as a Shaolin monk who enters the Mortal Kombat tournament to save Earthrealm.
31 Solid Snake - Metal Gear 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.
32 Alucard - Castlevania: SOTN Alucard - Castlevania: SOTN Adrian Fahrenheit Țepeș, better known as Alucard, is a character in Konami's Castlevania series of video games.
33 Ness - Earthbound Ness - Earthbound
34 The Baby - Super Metroid
35 Guile - Street Fighter 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.
36 Barret Wallace - Final Fantasy VII
37 Crono - Chrono Trigger
38 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.
39 Lavos - Chrono Trigger
40 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.
41 Doomguy - Doom 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.
42 Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy
43 Ganondorf - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Ganondorf - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.
44 Young Link - Ocarina Of Time Young Link - Ocarina Of Time
45 Charizard - Pokémon Charizard - Pokémon Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.
46 Mewtwo - Pokémon Mewtwo - Pokémon Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.
47 Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum - Pokémon Ash Ketchum, known as Satoshi in Japan, is a fictional character in the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. Ash is training to be a Pokemon Master, with his buddy Pikachu. Ash tries to stop the evil Team Rocket from stealing his Pikachu.
48 Brock - Pokémon Brock - Pokémon Brock is a character from Pokemon and is created by game freak & Nintendo. He was the first gym leader in pewter city, and specializes in rock Pokemon . ...read more.
49 Coco - Crash Bandicoot Coco - Crash Bandicoot
50 King Harkinian - Zelda CD-i
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