Most Mysterious Video Game Characters

Not to be confused with evil. Character can be purly evil or helped the protagonists (or be the protagonist).
*note I will be using the saga they're in not the exact game.

The Top Ten

1 G-Man - Half-Life

What does G-Man wants from Freeman? What is his real identity? Is he wants to help you, or he wants anything else? Is he the cause of debacle at Black Mesa? All of this questions still classifies as "unknown", as his background never be revealed, made fans almost impossible to find out who is actually G-Man

You don't have to be a Half life fanboy to get creeped out by this guy.

I agree, nothing much is known about him. Is he good? Is he evil? Well that is simply classified as 'unknown'. G-Man could've caused the downfall of Black Mesa, and the death of Eli. Who is this slender man? Nobody knows...

He is the cause of the resonance cascade, li knew about it but he could not do anything.

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2 Kabal - Mortal Kombat

Yes, we have some info about Kabal but it only gives us more questions than answers! He's very mysterious guy and I love it - Magnolia

Kabal has a very interesting storyline but still we don't know much about him. He is intriguing character - Irina2932

3 Elusive Man - Mass Effect

A middle-aged guy with biotic prosthetic eyes, a Texan accent, and a lot of credits is 3rd place from the tip of the iceberg.

4 Ryu - Ninja Gaiden

A lot of people haven't played this game so compare him to raizo from ninja assassin. mysterious but deadly

5 War - Darksiders

Had to let 1 of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse be on the list.

6 Samantha Maxis - Call of Duty: Black Ops
7 The Boss - Metal Gear Solid

She is one force not to reckon with.

8 Ermac - Mortal Kombat series Ermac - Mortal Kombat series
9 Big Boss - Metal Gear

Can't really describe this guy, but he's a beast compared to Marcus, Gordon Freeman, and the master chief.

10 Gaster - Undertale Gaster - Undertale W . D Gaster is one of the characters from the very popular game, UnderTale . Basically, he was once the royal scientist long ago, but then was forgotten and left in the void . ...read more.

We know so little about him he's one of the most mysterious characters by far

He doesn't even exist until you mess with your save file

He's really mysterious and strange.

Woo hoo gaster and sans

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The Contenders

11 Strange Man - Red Dead Redemption

Yep, a good spot on the list... good spot.

12 Q - Street Fighter

Don't really know if it's male or female. Don't know if it's human, robot or cyborg. Don't know it's background or motives. Don't know if it's good or bad. Don't know it's abilities and I don't know how strong it is. Don't know why it mumbles everything it says. I know NOTHING about this person. Which is why he should at least in the top 5.

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13 Wander - Shadow of Colossus

It is true that he is mysterious, but this is enough and really well done

He's on one of the best games ever he beats rachet and clank in duel

14 Cloud - Final Fantasy VII Cloud - Final Fantasy VII
15 The Merchant - Resident Evil 4
16 Giygas - Earthbound Giygas - Earthbound

OH NO

17 Happy Mask Salesman - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Happy Mask Salesman - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

He will keep you awake at night.

Why did he even get the majoras mask in the first place?

18 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 ...read more.

No one knows what up with his eye

19 Meta Knight Meta Knight Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Just who is Meta Knight?

20 Doug Rattmann - Portal Series

Now this, is one mysterious character. His name 'Ratman' just makes you think about his personality. He is never seen in-game, he is only in 'Lab Rat', the Portal comic. He is the reason Portal and Portal 2 exist. It was his quest to stop GLaDOS' corruption and give Chell her long-deserved freedom. He should definitely be 2, as he is similar to Half-Life's G-man.

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