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.

Not surprised that this is #1. Honestly, fandom, how is a skeleton even REMOTELY sexy? And fangirls, while its not a crime to like him or anything, CHILL OUT A BIT. - Antifi

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2 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!

As much as I love this character, she gets a little too much attention. I mean, yeah she was good in 3d World, but I was really disapointed that Wario wasn't in the game. I didn't mind that she was in Smash at all though. And by the way Yoshi is the most overrated video game character. So Yoshi should be number 1. - Drawbox

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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 why😒

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4 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'm going to put him higher - ParkerFang

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5 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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6 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

This glitch. Stealing ALL of the glory from Link, Sonic, and HECKING MARIO!

7 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!

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 Herobrine (Minecraft)

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

He not even real

He not real.

9 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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10 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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The Newcomers

? Bendy (Bendy and The Ink Machine)
? Mei (Overwatch)

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11 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

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

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

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

He has zero personality (even in his more story-driven games), and his voice is annoying. If his games weren't good, nobody would give a damn about this guy.

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12 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

:OO
kratos is in this list?!
You are drunk, or crazy or... - ShahryRKnoT

13 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

14 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

15 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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16 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

17 Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club)

Just no monika - Dvafan2

18 Geno (Super Mario RPG)

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

19 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.

20 Toad (Super Mario Bros) 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. 2 for the USA. Since then he has been a reoccurring character in the ...read more.

Trash character - WendyIsQueen

Toad is UNDERRATED! - KennyRulz244444

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