Top Most Iconic Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

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.

Since 1981 Mario Has always Been The Best Gaming Character Ever, With A Wide Variety of Gameplay, and Lots Of Unique Power-ups that Make The Game Really Fun and Playable, From The Early Days Of Jumping Over Barrels To The Days Of Defeating Bowser In Space, Mario Has Finally Proved Himself Good For Number One.

He's-a-Mario. Why would he not be number one? He is Nintendo, one of the companies with the most video game franchises's mascot after all.

Mario will always be the king of gaming even if they do discontinue the franchise one day.

Listen Mario is the most iconic video game character of all time and that's a fact.

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.

Sonic, The Fast Speedy Blue Hedgehog is The Fastest Game Character Ever, And Has Had More Various Incarnations Then Any Other Video Game Character, Sonic's Popularity Has Lead To Fan Creations and Even Game Mods, Sonic Was 1991's Greatest Mascot and Since Has Become SEGA's Crowning Achievement, He's Even Crossed Over With Mario and Other Video Game Legends In Super Smash Bros Brawl.

Sonic the hedgehog outranked Mario in the 8eight and 16 bit eras. Also he had more game related animations than Mario, most that turn out easier to enjoy, two longer running related game related comic book series that were good to read, better retro games, better online games even if he has one less than Mario, more abilities, a better hero, a genius sidekick, more skills, doesn't usually need weapons, smarter, has more fan fictions and fan art. In fact, the only thing that Sonic couldn't match up Mario to is the 64 bit era.

I grew up with sonic and I say I love him! If they hadn't changed the way he looked for 2014 sonic boom, he'd be number one! But sega decided to change him the way NOBODY wanted

On the run since 1991, baby! Sonic is the fastest superhero in any universe!

Master Chief 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.

Halo Was The most Poplar Game That Everyone Wanted And It Was Only Matched By The Tech Power of Master Chief, Master Chief Is The Game's Main Antagonist And The Weapons Master That Has More Fighting Experience Then Almost Any Other Gaming Character, In Addition He's Super Strong And Can Flip Over a Tank Without Breaking a Sweat.

He's the main hero not the villian

Master Chief is my waifu

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

Link Is One Of The Most Popular Video Game Characters In History And Is Still Famous Today, And Is The Elf Fighter of Hyrule, Link's Variations In Games Have Gone Further From Sprite To CGI, And Also Had His Own Cartoon Series, The Legend of Zelda Is The Most Popular Game Of the 2000s and Link Has Appeared Almost In Every Gaming System Since Atari.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, Young Link is 9 years old. I think that makes him the youngest Nintendo hero. At 9 years old, he saved Termina and began his journey to save Hyrule.

Not t be rude but... He's not a elf.
He's a hylian.

In my opinion, Link should be up at 1st place. "Why? " you may ask.. Well the very first video game I've ever played was : The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time, followed by Star Fox, then Super Mario World. Well even though Mario is like, the icon of Nintendo, Link has always been my hero in video games. Also, with "LoZ : Breath of the Wild" now out, the game brought me back to when I was little, with beautfil graphics, good story and interesting gameplay, I think the Hero of Nintendo should be up in 1st place.

Kratos Kratos is a fictional character and the titular primary protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War video game series. He is a demi-god who seeks retribution and vengeance on Ares and later, the Greek Gods after he was betrayed and was forced to kill his family .

As a girl gamer, I feel that Lord Kratos should be number 1

No Kratos will never be more iconic than Mario. I'm sorry but that's just a fact. Deal with it

Pac-Man Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.

The First Gaming Character Ever Created Was Pacman Way Back in 1980, Pacman Was The Yellow Ball Eating Pellets and Devouring Ghost, Pacman Was A Legacy That Even Elders Enjoyed Playing And Was The Most Popular Game In The Arcade, He Had Sequels By Atari And a Spin-Off Game, He's Also Appearing In Super Smash Bros Brawl, and Takes A Cool New Form.

I think he should be at 1 or 2. Who hasn't heard of Pacman?

This is one of the big 3

Actually,he’s supposed to be at number 3

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.

How is he not in the top 10? I am 16 and I've known him ever since twinsanity and I love him like family.

PlayStation's answer to Mario

Definition of a 90's childhood

Lara Croft Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.


Kirby 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.

He adorable and deserves higher than whatever kratos is... it probably does not help that people say his games are "for babies"

He gives good succ

I love me boi


Solid Snake 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.

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Scorpion 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.
John Marston John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.
Samus Aran Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
Pikachu 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.

Pokemon is the highest grossing franchise of all time. It's pretty hard to beat that.

Of All The Pokemon, Pikachu Is The Most Recognizable One Of All, and Is The Main Pokemon Closely Fallowed By Charmander and Jigglypuff, He's The Most Iconic Character Appearing In Every Game and Is One Of The 100 Original Pokemon, Pikachu's Cross Between a Mouse and a Lightning Bolt Is Also Well Known and Is Closely Fallowed By His Owner Red.

Pukachu is one reason Pokemon is popular he's also in the Macy's parades and is referereced lots of times in pop culture

Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

He is a big jerk

Look up DK Rap, you can thank me later

Megaman Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.

1987's Megaman Was A Great Success And Became A Really Popular Game, With Cool Graphics And Interesting Gameplay, and One Of The Smartest Villains In Video Games, Megaman Has Also Had Many Incarnations From Sprites To Anime And Has Something To Offer For Every Fan Of Gaming, He's Even Returned To Appear In Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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

Alex is the newest default character skin in Minecraft because she is a GIRL!

Minecraft Is The Open Sandbox World That Has Lots of Different Mascots, But None Are Greater Then The Default Character Skin: Steve, But Is Closely Fallowed By Notch and The Creeper, Steve Has a Wide Variety Of Weapons That Can Be Used and Crafted Easily Just By Mining, Steve's Game Is Creative and Has Gained Commentaries By Gamers Like PewDiePie, Tobuscus, and Markiplier.

Yoshi 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.

Yo-yo yoshiii



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Luigi Luigi is a character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario franchise, more.


He is the best! #^^#& -Danteem

Sub Zero 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.
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