Most Overrated Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

In a world where Mario is more popular and has way less personality, how is Sans consider more overrated?. At least Sans is sometime appreciated for good reasons, even though I agree that there is too much images of him. He is deep, he is funny, and his fight is great. If you want to know more about why Sans is great, check my comment about Sans in the top 10 video game characters list. - Eclipsmon

People care mo6about him getting a Mii outfit in Smash Ultimate than anything else about it's most recent update!

Here in the Undertale fandom, it really is all about Sans. Stories are written all about him, there are TONS of fangirls that rave about him, and... That's pretty much why I actually HATE this guy.

Overrated... It's like comic makers can live one minute without seeing a picture of sans. He gets into everything, even when he doesn't belong. While it's annoying seeing characters like foxy, and charizard, and herobrine everywhere, Sans gets in things that have nothing to do with undertale. Also, people think he is a pure hearted nice guy who will kill any person he meets, when he's the oppisite. He doesn't care about his brother, or his timeline. He doesn't care about anyone, and will only fight if you are a threat to him. And everyone thinks megalovania is the only good song toby created when there is an ost of hundreds of songs.

2 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.

Gordon Freeman is just a bland character. It's not the fact that he's silent that bothers me, its that he lacks a personality. He has no character traits. He can be replaced with anyone and the game would mostly be the same. Valve said he's silent for immersion, but why give him an official appearance and backstory. Last time I checked, most people aren't physicists. How about making it like KOTOR or Fallout, where you can design your own appearance, and can choose what you want to say. That would be great. Or just give him a voice. And before you go 'Eugh, but when Samus got a voice she became terrible,' just remember, Jak was also a silent protagonist but when he got his voice, he became a much better character. Also, it is possible to have a personality and be silent. Look at Crash Bandicoot for example. We knew what kind of a character he was without him speaking a word, so there is no excuse for this bland, faceless character that can easily be replaced or improved.

Gordon Freeman was once voted #1 on the Top 50 best video game characters of all time. But why? He's just an empty shell of a character and things just happen around him.

I don't understand how people can call him the greatest video game character of all time even though HE HAS NO CHARACTER he's just silent sure Half Life 2 was a great game and the things you do in that game are cool but this guy in no way is the best video game character of all time. - christangrant

We can't see him, we can't hear him but, people very love him. WHY?

3 Rosalina (Super Mario) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games ...read more.

Mario franchise is the most overrated piece of crap ever made

Rosalina is my favorite Mario character, and I'm surprised she's higher on this list then Daisy or Luigi, because if anything, they are the overrated ones.
Rosalina never stole anyone's spotlight, and isn't a Peach clone. These are just stupid excuses to hate a character and I'm tired of it. - RosalinaX

Personally I think Rosa is overrated because, tell me what is, beside being a caring person that has a lot of wisdom, her personality? - Eclipsmon

Note that I grew up with the galaxy games, and that I used to love Rosalina, but now I think she lacks personality, and that her backstory is wasted potential. - Eclipsmon

I've had enough with this "Rosalina is overrated and Daisy is underrated" crap. She did not steal Daisy's spot in ANYTHING, she is not a Mary Sue or a hentai, and she is DEFINITELY NOT a Space Peach. She's overrated, but Yoshi and Luigi are even MORE overrated. - DCfnaf

4 Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's) Foxy is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

I don't think animatronics of FNAF have a lot of personality in what we see in the games. Foxy looks pretty cool though. - Eclipsmon

EVERYONE KNOWS THIS GUY IS OVERRATED! HE GETS SO MUCH POPULARITY! UNFAIR! AND HE STOLE THE RUNNING MECHANIC FROM BONNIE! BONNIE DESERVES SOME LOVE! WE ALL KNOW BY NOW THAT FOXY IS SUPER OVERRATED!

This needs to be number 1 on this list because, he gets so much popularity than the other characters in the game. And by the way, why do so many people like this character.

The furry fandom loves this character

5 Bendy (Bendy and The Ink Machine)

Worst character all time! - warclanw

I didn't play Bendy and the Ink Machine, but from what I've seen, he is pretty mysterious. - Eclipsmon

Yes, the design for Bendy might look a bit bland, but the actual GAME itself has so much detail and thought put into it. That’s why each chapter takes a long time to make. - IceFoxPlayz

6 Mario (Super Mario Bros) 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.

Overrated franchise, overrated character. Why are people saying Microsoft is milking the halo franchise?! Nintendo is clearly milking the Mario franchise!

Without a shadow of a doubt, Mario is the most overrated character in gaming history. He has zero personality. He's a good mascot for Nintendo, but that's it. He shouldn't even get new games anymore. It's always the same thing. Nintendo is just milking dry this franchise to the point that it has a game in every genre of video games. Racing, fighting, etc, you name it. And people eat this crap up every time!

Mario is crap - sonictiger

So overrated. Mario has all the eyes on him and his also overrated games while other characters and franchises deserve more attention. I can already hear the Nintendo fanboys going: "But Mario saved the video game industry! ". That's not a reason to worship him. It's time to let the old rest and let the young prosper. Nintendo has milked this character to the bone. - RogerMcBaloney

7 Master Chief (Halo) 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.

How the heck is he overrated?! - RogerMcBaloney

Should be last on this list

What is so great about a silent, unemotional playbook soldier boy.

Master Chief is just a silent robot Xbox fans claim he is a deep character they are retards PS4 is better than Xbox One

8 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.

Yoshi is not a character. It's a specie. There's a big difference. Characters, have personalities and are unique. Species, doesn't have a personality, because each Yoshis have a different one. If you want to vote for Yoshi, you should vote for a specific Yoshi. - Eclipsmon

Why are people saying he is so great?

Similar to Sonic and Rosalina, I do NOT hate Yoshi at all. Yoshi is one of my favorite characters. Its just that people talk about him way too much.

Should be higher than Rosalina. He gets too much love.

9 Herobrine (Minecraft)

Herobrine is just white eye Steve, he just spends years just having creepy-pasta's about him just watching you, so if he was real, he would just be a little achievement you can find in the End, which we all know wont happen, plus he's overrated AND just a myth.

He's not even real. He's just an overrated myth.

He not even real

He not real.

10 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) 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.

Why is Shadow so special? He has no true powers and is rendered useless without a chaos emerald. Everybody loves him for what exactly? His personality?
Well I disagree with that because Shadow is one of the most one-dimensional characters in the entire franchise.

I think the reason why people love Shadow so much is mostly because of his appearance.

Not really. Most of the Sonic fandom likes him because of his personality and role in the games. - Crxme

Shadow The Hedgehog is More Than Sonic The Hedgehog, Rosalina and Many Others Gaming Characters in General

I think this should be lower on the list. I mean, he's my favorite character, far and away, but even I know he's a little overrated, just not to a sharp degree. - ThatOneRacer

The Contenders

11 Charizard (Pokemon) 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.

I love how when people call out dumb modern pokemon designs, everyone points out some of the, admittedly, lame designs from the first generation like seel. But none of them will dare mention the straight up DRAGON!

If everyone thinks you're overrated, you're not overrated anymore.

Charizard USED TO BE OVERRATED! in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

100% agree with this. It should be #1

12 Kratos (God of War)

After the release of the rebooted God Of War (2018) game he really has character trait now.
I think he is not overrated anymore. - Johnalove

Umm Kratos is the main character so...

All the character that Kratos has is 'I'm angry. I'm gonna kill everyone'. He was alright in the first game, but lost all personality by the third.

Yes, Kratos is very powerful, but his one character trait is that he's angry, with most characters in the game.

13 Daisy (Mario) Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Daisy is kinda bad and has just such an unnecessary fanbase. Rosalina needs more attention.

Annoying fanbrats that constantly whine and moan because of Rosalina. - DCfnaf

They cling to her tomboy personality and bash any female character because they're not tomboys

Yes Daisy is overrated thank you everyone for agreeing with me

14 Luigi (Mario franchise)

He even had a year dedicated to him!

How is he this low? He should be above Rosalina and Mario! - DCfnaf

Why is Luigi under Mario and Daisy?! - DaisyandRosalina

Everyone pretty much loves Luigi and hates Mario

15 Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club)

Get her higher, her fans worship her, she even ruined Mambo Number 5

Why isn't this number one? Explain!

I hate when people do "just monika" jokes everywhere

Just no monika - Dvafan2

16 Tracer (Overwatch) Tracer is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Overrated because of SJW Tumblrinas and their "anything with 'representation' is good" mindset and acting like there have literally been no other lesbians in any media ever.

The only reason why people like tracer is because she has a big butt.

This character is for me male because of the short hair and because she has a girlfriend,and I hate homossexual people

17 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.

Second most overrated character in gaming

Crappo character.

No, I do not hate Sonic. I love Sonic to pieces, but he is a bit overrated.

Sonic is not overrated, he is overWANKED, everyone think he can defeat anyone - FrancescoBertini

18 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.

I'm a huge MK fan and I like Sub-Zero but hate when his fans diss other mk fighters in order to make him look good. Let's face it - Sub-Zero is weak without ice freezing. He isn't cool without his power. Sorry, but many mk fighters can do without any power - Magnolia

Sub-zero was the character who started the whole color coded ninja craze. While visually distinctive, it's still just palette swaps until about the 4th or fifth game. Don't really see how ninja= best character in franchise.

The rivalry and revenge between Scorpion and Sub-zero is alright, but since practically every character had some kind of revenge/rivalry (Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung, Sonya vs Kano, Kitana vs Mileena, etc. ), it's just overused so I don't see how the ninja rivalry is much different.

Subs zeros higher than scorpion?

People like him only because he is the mascot, same as Scropion - nintenfan

19 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy) Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

SEPHIROTH! Ba dum dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum!

People only likevhim cause he's "hot" but really he looks like a girl

He's hot - ParkerFang

20 Toad (Super Mario Bros) Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has ...read more.

Trash character - WendyIsQueen

Toad is UNDERRATED! - KennyRulz244444

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

Lara only owe her popularity to her oversized chest. Now she's copying the adventures of Nathan Drake(on whom she is yet 10 years in advance), on the verge of plagiarism. The half of the fans only play to watch her chest : she's not even a video game character she's a sex toy without any personnality.

I focused more on her Character rather than her accidentally increased breasts. In fact First Time I saw the game. I didn't even realized her boobs were huge until some time later. - Aguythatpeopleignores

Should be number two - yunafreya648

People just won't shut up about her and her 'boobs' or 'sexiness'. Is that all she's famous for? Her looks?! Ugh... typical female protagonists.

22 Geno (Super Mario RPG)

I never get why people wants geno for smash, he only was playable in one game.

PINOCHIO 4 SMASH?
HE JUST A GUY WHO POSSESSED a toy doll - 200589

23 Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud Strife is a fictional character and the main protagonist of Square Enix's 1997 role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII and several of its sequels and spin-offs.

Love this character but he should be higher - ParkerFang

Cloud is a overrated no-personality idiot who ruined Final Fantasy. Zack, from Crisis Core,should have been the protaganist. I do not want a Final Fantasy 7 remake ever!

24 Joker (Persona 5)

I wouldn't say he's overrated, but he's a lot more popular than the other protagonists, and the same goes for the female protagonist from Persona 3 Portable. I like him a lot, but... really..?

Joker is far from overrated, I’d say he is underrated.

25 1x1x1x1 (Roblox)

Not a game character he is a real player

He doesn't even hack. He just bluffed and got banned.

26 Peach (Mario) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario ...read more.

Mediocre at best, she just gets kidnapped without defending herself, does not deserve such a big fanbase. Mario though has a fanbase for a reason, his games saved video games.

LOL I do not like Peach but she seems to be hated by everyone so I wouldn't say that she is overrated... - HeavyDonkeyKong

When I saw Peach on the Wiki site, the critics gave her positive reviews but the most of the people critizied her!? WHY!? - recaller

Yep - yunafreya648

27 Kirby (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.

His fans are mostly 13 year old kids who love to brag about how OP Kirby is and they use that unreliable "Death Battle" video and the non-canon anime as their sources, and they spam that he is the best video game character ever.
When in reality, he has as much personality as a sponge, and is the worst character in a fighting game usually considered the best. - Drawbox

28 Aerith (Final Fantasy VII)

How? I like Yuna better to be honest - yunafreya648

29 Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's) 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.

How? if anything he's UNDERRATED compared to other characters.
COUGHCOUGHfoxyCOUGHCOUGH

He may be the main character but he is the main character of an overrated franchise. I just want to let you guys know that just because foxy and sans are overrated doesn’t mean Freddy isn’t. He was the one who is for making the awful fanbase of his franchise exist

30 Bowser (Super Mario Bros series) Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

People saw he is an amazing villain, HE DOES THE SAME THING EVERY TIME AND NOBODY CARES!

If he was human and if it weren't for some kind of video game grandfather clause, people would be calling him a stalker and a rapist and calling him on his one-track mind.

How long since its been since Bowser has had an original idea. He's been doing nothing but kidnap the same princess for 30 years. How has he not at least figured out if he kidnapped a different princess, Mario probably wouldn't care. Also, how the hell hasn't he killed a plumber after 30 years

What about in Color Splash? That time, he just wanted a rainbow shell. - Synchronocity

Bowser rules, he shouldn’t really be here. Peach should.

I'm kind of sick of seeing Bowser all the time, but at least he's competent and sometimes funny. That's more than you can say about Peach (except for a few games... but those are outnumbered by the number of games that portray her as a useless damsel in distress). - Treacle

31 Jigglypuff (Pokémon) Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love them, but maybe she is overrated

I don't get it why this thing is everywhere.

32 Tails the Fox (Sonic) Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Is Tails even a fox? He's like a cat-fox

Yes, but how come more people dislike Tails in favor of Modern Amy Rose, who has no excuse to be off this list.

I’m sorry but I disagree. Amy Rose who has the personality of a Minnie Mouse needs to be here. I mean when was he overrated sonic hogs the spotlight and poor tails is trying really hard to just be cool like him.

33 PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)

Whoever put her here did not believe. - Drawbox

Lammy easily kicks this guy's arse every which way from Sunday, both as a character and as a game...need I really say more? - xandermartin98

34 Balrog (Cave Story)
35 Asgore (Undertale) Asgore Dreemurr is a boss monster and the king of the monsters in the 2015 RPG Undertale made by Toby Fox. Asgore is the portrayed main antagonist who plans to acquire seven human souls and use their power to break the barrier that seals the monsters underground . Aspects of his character are hinted ...read more.
36 Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy) Um Jammer Lammy is a rhythm video game developed by NanaOn-Sha and published by Sony for the PlayStation video game console in 1999.

Her Fandom is full of Perverted and Furry

It's one thing to be a New Zealander, but it's another thing to actually want to crawl inside a sheep's head and insert your phallic sausage into her BRAIN - xandermartin98

And yes, there is BRAIN-fetish fanfiction of her, extremely extensive at that - xandermartin98

37 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.
38 Bayonetta Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.

People unfavorably compare literally every other female video game character ever to her. It's annoying, and of course got worse when Masuhiro Sakurai made that "Smash Ultimate is for good boys and girls of all ages" comment despite Bayonetta being a full character in that game.

"Everyone only likes her because she flashes her hoo-haw" No, everyone likes her because she's overpowered.

Everyone only likes her because she flashes her hoo-haw, and I'm pretty sure her fans swarmed the Smash Ballot thinking she'd still do that if she got in or at least wanted to see if she still would. I know they actually censored her for her undeserved Smash appearance but I'm still not seeing anything else about her that would have made her that dang popular.

I didn't think she was overrated at first, but then she not only somehow won the Smash Ballot over literally every other possibility but her fans started saying the other characters in the game were "garbage" and "can't fight".

39 Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil franchise) 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.

I love the Resident Evil series, including Leon, but I think a lot of people love him because they liked Resident Evil 4 a lot. My favorite character in the series is Ada.

He's good, but I do prefer other characters in the series like Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.

He's cool, but he's no Barry Burton.

He is judt too overrated and people think he's a saint. He defeated Saddler and saved that area while Chris defeated Wesker saved the whole world.

40 Asriel (Undertale)

He's especially overrated in the sequel, and the sequel version of him is sans 2.0 in terms of his level of being overrated

I don't care of he is overrated or not. I love this marshmallow stuffed into a tee shirt.

41 Steve (Minecraft)
42 MegaMan (MegaMan) Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
43 Shinobu (No More Heroes)

I've never heard of this guy...how can he be so overrated? - SlimVeggie

A character from a cult game on a overrated character list. *Slow clap* And anyway I'm pretty sure everyone who has played the game hates her. I know everyone I know whose played the game dose.

44 Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton is a character in the popular 2015 RPG game, Undertale. He is a robot with a soul built by Dr. Alphys, and is the sole television star of the underground. Mettaton is a popular character in the fanbase. His notable features include his legs, and his catchphrase "OH YESSSS!"

He's not ugly, he's FABULOUS!

Why are like all Undertale characters ugly

45 Pikachu (Pokemon) 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.

I despise this thing. I get it Pikachu is the mascot, but Pikachu has more attention than literally 99% of all pokemon combined.

Cute, but overrated. - Pokemonfan10

Pikachu is cute, but OH MY GOSH! He gets way too much attention. He pretty much just rode the anime's popularity in my opinion.

Pikachu is a really weak Pokemon that somehow beats every other Pokemon on the second try. If I tried to beat a Gym with just a Pikachu I would get my ass destroyed.

46 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.
47 The Great Mighty Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day) The Great Mighty Poo is a fictional character appearing in the 2001 video game Conker's Bad Fur Day. He is a giant, opera-singing pile of feces that appears as a boss in the sloprano chapter.
48 Wario (Mario franchise) 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.

What? Take him off! He's underrated! - DCfnaf

He can have a weird fanbase. - shawnmccaul22

49 Captain Falcon (F-Zero) Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

He's actually underrated. We need another F -zero. - Drawbox

50 Zero (Mega Man X)

In only about 3 games his emotions change, is smile in X5 during death was creepy looking, and worst of all, his death in MegaMan Zero 4 was the reason the Zero series came to end!

Megaman X was a good series until Zero began to take ownership

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