Most Overrated Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

I think personally he is underrated, He is really cool, and has one of the best personalities, in gaming, He should be, higher on the toughest boss list, and not on this one at all, then I ask the ever-important question:"why is UNDERTALE not a fad

I personally love Sans, but I have to admit he is pretty overrated. People focus so much on his character that it's like the others barely mean anything at all!

He's so overrated that it's hard for me to like him now. I don't hate sans, but in my opinion papyrus is better.

Sans can't be treated as underrated, anyone who says that is one of his weird ass fangirls.

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2 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.

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

I don't know,despite the fact he can't talk he is pretty badass and his reputation is well deserved.

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3 Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's) Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's)

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

He's an ass in the game!

Not only do fnaf fans LOVE this guy but FURRIES also love this guy why? Because he's a fox that's whyūüėí

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4 Rosalina (Super Mario) 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.

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

I do not hate Rosalina at all. People just talk about her too much, and she's replacing Daisy's spot.

Daisy didn't have the spotlight BEFORE Rosalina. She has just as much spotlight now as she had BEFORE Rosalina. Stop saying Rosalina is replacing Daisy. - DCfnaf

How is SHE overrated? We hardly knew her as much as the other princesses, she deserves to be at the BOTTOM!

I do like Rosalina, but her fanbase is just way too much. I hate seeing hate for Peach and Daisy, and always seeing her being number one. I've always liked Peach the most. Sorry Rosalina, but I just can't take it anymore - Aidanisawesome

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5 Master Chief (Halo) Master Chief (Halo) MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

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

Whoever put the chief at the top is an idiot!

Samus did it first, enough said - xandermartin98

Locke is cooler - s0ramble

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6 Herobrine (Minecraft)

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

He not even real

He not real.

7 Charizard (Pokemon) 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

Uhh...charzard deserves to be number #1 on this list. People have the nerve to call out pokemon like klinklang and probopass while no-one will mention the orange lizard..

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8 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) 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.

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

This character is EDDGY

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9 Yoshi (Mario)

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.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is NOT the best platformer, just because it has Yoshi in it.

Overrates for being liked only for his apperance. - DaisyandRosalina

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10 Kratos (God of War)

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.

If you take away the fact that he's killed all the gods, he's just an angry ass. - RizaLovato

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

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The Contenders

11 Daisy (Mario) 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.

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

I’m getting kinda sick of getting screamed at by Daisy fans. I like Daisy, but I also like Rosalina. It seems like you can only like one or the other on this site.

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12 Luigi (Mario franchise)

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

It should be on the top tens - FrancescoBertini

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13 Mario (Super Mario Bros) 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.

How exactly is Mario overrated? He's more like overhated! Every since those stupid theories why Mario is not a hero, people have began to worship Luigi like a god, and hate Mario!

I think he's overhated by fans who believe the stupid "Mario is Mental" theory, but I also think he's a pretty bad character (bland design, annoying voice, no personality) who only gets away with it because he's "iconic" and happens to star in many good games. - Treacle

Mario is my favorite franchise but while Mario is the best hero (He's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise) or at least in MY opinion I wouldn't say he's the best character. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I don't think "he's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise" is a major point in his favor, considering the sheer number of Mario games combined with the fact that Nintendo would never make a Mario game where the villain wins. Heck, you might even count this AGAINST him - he's rescued that stupid Peach so many times, and he still hasn't figured out that he maybe should take some measures to protect her before she's kidnapped? - Treacle

I thought almost nobody liked him because all of the hate he gets compared to the "Godly" Luigi. Besides, so what if he is? He's super iconic! He's supposed to be!

The people who believe the stupid "Mario is Mental" videos are a vocal minority. With that said, I don't care that Mario is "iconic". It doesn't stop his design from being bland. It doesn't make his voice any less annoying. It doesn't improve his flat personality. - Treacle

Definitely overrated. I promise you if took a Mario game and reskined the whole thing to look like a new thing and gave it a different name but kept the same mechanics. It wouldn’t even reach a quarter of the sales.

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14 Tracer (Overwatch) Tracer (Overwatch) Tracer is a player character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a Blizzard Entertainment developed first-person shooter video game and its related media.

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

15 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.

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

16 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)

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

17 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.

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.

18 1x1x1x1 (Roblox)

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

19 Aerith (Final Fantasy VII)

How? I like Yuna better to be honest - yunafreya648

20 Bowser (Super Mario Bros series) 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.

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

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

21 MegaMan (MegaMan)
22 Kirby (Kirby) 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.
23 Balrog (Cave Story)
24 Geno (Super Mario RPG)

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

25 Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy) Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy)

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

26 Steve (Minecraft) Steve (Minecraft)
27 Jigglypuff (Pokémon) 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.

28 PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)

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

29 Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil franchise) Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil franchise)

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.

Chris saved the world four times while Leon just once, Chris was also supposed to be the main character in the serie, however Leon take his place after RE4, most part of Leon fans even know why they Love him, it's just: ''he is badass''

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30 Mettaton (Undertale) 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

31 The Great Mighty Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day) 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.
32 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.
33 Lucario (Pokémon) Lucario (Pokémon) Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing ...read more.

How is it overrated?

He isn't even the best psychic pokemon. Wobuffet, alakazam, and others are stronger and deserve to be in super smash bros.

34 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.
35 Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)

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!

36 Zero (Mega Man X) 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

37 Bayonetta 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.

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".

Dante made female with over-the-top sex appeal. That's all she is.

"Everyone only likes her because she flashes her hoo-haw" No, it's because everyone's so hung up on Strong Female Characters, and her raunchiness and violence apparently equal "strong".

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38 Captain Falcon (F-Zero)

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

39 Ike (Fire Emblem) Ike (Fire Emblem)

What the hell is ike doing this high. He is a go damn badass.

People like Roy better though - yunafreya648

40 Shinobu (No More Heroes) Shinobu (No More Heroes)

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

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41 Peach (Mario)

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

Check out the Reception section of her Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Peach#Reception

The amount of praise is frankly baffling. They base it off her looks and some character traits we barely get to see (to be fair, she'd probably be a somewhat decent character if she had more development and less kidnappings). They overrate her because she's so well known. They either ignore her constant kidnappings or make stupid excuses for them. "Think of all the classics we'd have missed out on if she hadn't been captured so many times." NO. We'd still have the classics. Nintendo would just have to spend two minutes coming up with a different plot. The Official Nintendo Magazine claims that "some might view her as being a bit useless", which is an understatement. Her constant kidnappings make her a massive pain in the neck, which is worse than being useless. - Treacle

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42 Sukapon (Joy Mech Fight)
43 Sue Sakamoto (Cave Story)

In my opinion, the King/Toroko/Jack trio has a massively more intriguing backstory than Sue ever will. - xandermartin98

44 Pikachu (Pokemon) 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.

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.

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.

This overrated rat doesn't deserve the spotlight. Raichu deserves it so much more.

Guy 1: Oh look, it's the strongest Pokemon ever, Pikachu!
Guy 2: I don't like Pikachu... He's weak... Magikarp is much stronger...
Guy 1: he's THE MASCOT SO he's THE STRONGEST SHUT UP NOOB!
Guy 2: that doesn't mean he's str-
Guy 3: SHUT UP!
Pikachu should be 1.

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45 Mangle (Five Nights at Freddy's 2) Mangle (Five Nights at Freddy's 2) Mangle is a character from Five Nights at Freddy's. She has a yellow eye and a black eye. She is designed as a broken fox.

I'll tell you why It's so loved: It's the female counterpart of a male overrated character. So It's basically overrated because of someone with a fanbase of naive fangirls. I don't know if I should hate or feel bad for Mangle.

Mangle is a terrible character, why is it loved by so many people when it is EXTREMELY ANNOYING! - KennyRulz244444

Foxes are just the thing that runs in the fandom. Anything that is a fox will just be the best of the fandom. - applejuice

FNaF Animatronics exist to kill you. All of them are overrated. - DCfnaf

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

He's not overrated. People like link because he is awesome! Especially in his epic adorable wolf form!

To he honest... he deserves number one. - DaisyandRosalina

47 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 ...read more.

How in the hell was she above SANS?

Honestly, as much as I love Undertale, I also sincerely believe that Alphys needs more love (not to mention foot art ) - xandermartin98

48 Sora (Kingdom Hearts series)
49 Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
50 Asuka Kazama (Tekken) Asuka Kazama (Tekken)

Annoying combos, spammer's favorite character.

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