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 Kabal - Mortal Kombat Kabal - Mortal Kombat Kabal is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise, created for Midway Games by Ed Boon and John Tobias.

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

2 G-Man - Half-Life

Kabal? Kabal before Gman?

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...

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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 Ermac is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise by Midway Games. The character originated due to rumors over a diagnostics menu listing that displayed the text ERMACS, followed by claims of an alleged glitch in the first game.
9 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 . more.

OK, we don't even know his name for sure. The only things we know is what he looks like (not well) and entry number 17

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.

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10 Big Boss - Metal Gear

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

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.

If he's not gonna say anything I'm not gonna comment.

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 The Merchant - Resident Evil 4
15 Cloud - Final Fantasy VII Cloud - Final Fantasy VII
16 Meta Knight Meta Knight Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

Just who is Meta Knight?

17 Giygas - Earthbound Giygas - Earthbound


18 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?

19 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 more.

No one knows what up with his eye

20 Pyro - Team Fortress 2

Why does this gas mask monster doesn't speak people trying to find the person's gender or if it even is a person 2 things about it set things on fire and don't speck its the heart and reson to keep team fortress famouse for the iconic figue

21 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.

22 Geralt - The Witcher
23 Slender Man - Slender
24 Madotsuki - Yume Nikki

Because the game doesn't have a story nor does it even have a dialogue, we don't really know anything about her other than she never leaves her house and keep having these disturbing dreams. There are a lot of theories of what her dreams could possibly mean and why did she commit suicide, but none of them are truly confirmed.

25 Jack - Cave Story

He looks like a girl LOL

26 H. U. N. K. - Resident Evil 4
27 Chara - Undertale Chara - Undertale Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. Her name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the more.

With all the talk about Sans and Gaster, it's easy to forget just how little we know about Chara. Beyond being a human child that fell into the Underground, got adopted by the Dreemur family, died of illness, had their soul taken by Asriel, and became a ghost that seemingly possesses Frisk to make them kill all the monster in the Underground, there is literally no information on just who Chara is. Why do they want all the monsters to die? Why is Frisk choosing not to finish the job of erasing the world worth killing Frisk over, and why does Frisk choosing to erase the world simply send them back to the beginning with Chara now seemingly having fully corrupted them just so they can kill everyone again? If a ghost is created as the result of someone having unfinished business and a strong enough desire to finish it, then why is Chara a ghost and what do they want to finish before accepting eternal rest? Are they really evil, or is their desire for bloodshed the result of being the ...more

28 Alphys - Undertale Alphys - Undertale Alphys is an adorably dorky, lab-coat-wearing, bespectacled, yellow-skinned lizard scientist who resides in her lab in Hotland in the critically acclaimed cult classic RPG known as Undertale, wherein she partakes in the daily act of watching insane amounts of anime and having a vast majority of the more.

Agree - buttersock

29 Red - Penumbra Overture
30 Dr. Strange - Batman Arkham City
31 Shy Guy - Mario Series Shy Guy - Mario Series
32 Golden Diva - Wario Land 4
33 The Masked Man - Mother 3
34 Item Shop Owner - Wario Land 4
35 Flint - Mother 3
36 Ballos - Cave Story Ballos - Cave Story
37 Big Daddy - BioShock
38 Arthur - Cave Story
39 Balrog - Cave Story
40 Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros.
41 Hermit Gunsmith - Cave Story
42 Master Hand - Super Smash Bros.
43 King - Cave Story
44 Zer0 - Borderlands 2
45 Amaterasu - Okami Amaterasu - Okami
46 Alvis - Xenoblade Chronicles
47 Dickson - Xenoblade Chronicles
48 Zanza - Xenoblade Chronicles
49 Slim Cognito - Ratchet & Clank
50 Fassad - Mother 3 Fassad - Mother 3
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