Most Overrated Video Game Characters
The Top Ten
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.V 22 Comments
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.V 29 Comments
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😒V 8 Comments
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 - AidanisawesomeV 21 Comments
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 - s0rambleV 2 Comments
He's not even real. He's just an overrated myth.
He not even real
He not real.
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..V 6 Comments
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 EDDGYV 11 Comments
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. - DaisyandRosalinaV 2 Comments
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
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.V 79 Comments
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 - FrancescoBertiniV 3 Comments
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.V 15 Comments
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
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
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
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.
He doesn't even hack. He just bluffed and got banned.
How? I like Yuna better to be honest - yunafreya648
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
I never get why people wants geno for smash, he only was playable in one game.
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
I love them, but maybe she is overrated
I don't get it why this thing is everywhere.
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
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''V 1 Comment
He's not ugly, he's FABULOUS!
Why are like all Undertale characters ugly
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.
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!
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
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".V 2 Comments
He's actually underrated. We need another F -zero. - Drawbox
What the hell is ike doing this high. He is a go damn badass.
People like Roy better though - yunafreya648
I've never heard of this guy...how can he be so overrated? - SlimVeggieV 1 Comment
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
In my opinion, the King/Toroko/Jack trio has a massively more intriguing backstory than Sue ever will. - xandermartin98
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.
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
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
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
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3. Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's)
2. Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
3. Geno (Super Mario RPG)
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