Most Overrated Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 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.

Words cannot describe how much of a terrible video game character Gordon Freeman is.

"He is too silent", that's what people think about Gordon so they think this character is overrated, in fact he is just like one of the best heroes in video game. He is just regular scientist with a regular HEV suit who fights his way to Lambda Core, even though the Black Mesa is surrounded by HECUs and Xens, Gordon can do such a lot of things with his single crowbar, He is very great, which lead G-Man to recruits him in his place.

P.S: I don't want Gordon can talk, his silentness is good enough for me

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2 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

I like Shadow. A lot. I like him much better than Sonic. But I still like Sonic. - Wereweegee

He said my favorite Sonic Character. But yeah, he can be overrated. - DCfnaf

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3 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 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

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

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

Basically an Elsa knock off with Peach's face instead but with more Mary Sue traits.

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4 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.

He's an ass in the game!

Please move him up! - DCfnaf

Sorry foxy fans but I just hate foxy. He's extremely overrated and I find it stupid that people say he's a good guy and that he was just checking on you. The fnaf website even states him as as a antagonist(bad guy).

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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!

The bedtime hero of mostly Xbox fanboys and 14 year old boys

6 Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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!

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

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

The frick? Charizard is a million times more overrated than shadow! My god some people are idiots

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7 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.

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.

He's a tough boss? He has a cool theme? Well, we all know he's about to land a spot here.

The reason why I now hate puns

Overrated to the supremacy garbageness right this minuteness. Why everyone wants to get "Boned" by him? He doesn't have a... Hot rod or something? BUT NO! They draw his whatever like a blue transculent shiny hot rod!

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8 Herobrine (Minecraft)

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

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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.

I honestly really love Yoshi. And I honestly don't even see the problem with that lolol. - HeavyDonkeyKong

True. But I think Yoshi actually deserves the popularity. - thelegendaries101

10 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.

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

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 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!

Just because he saved the gaming community dosen't mean he's held up today, all the games are pretty much the same now, just go watch the Mario problem video by lonely goomba - Sanicball

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The Contenders

11 Daisy (Mario)

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

Daisy is the most underrated character in the Super Mario franchise!

She's not. Everyone talks about how Rosalina appears in everything and how Daisy appears in nothing. That makes Daisy overrated. - DCfnaf

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12 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.

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

13 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

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14 MegaMan (MegaMan)
15 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

16 Luigi (Mario franchise)

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

Everyone pretty much loves Luigi and hates Mario

Why is Luigi under Mario and Daisy?! - DaisyandRosalina

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17 Geno (Super Mario RPG)

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

18 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

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.

19 1x1x1x1 (Roblox)

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

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

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1. Rosalina (Super Mario)
2. Charizard (Pokemon)
3. Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's)
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1. Gordon Freeman (Half Life)
2. Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
3. Geno (Super Mario RPG)
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1. Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's)
2. Herobrine (Minecraft)
3. Sans (Undertale)
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