Most Reconizable Video Game Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Mario Mario 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.

It doesn't matter what age, sex, religion or race you are everyone knows Mario! - lolabannana89

I suppose some people may think Pac-man should be first because he's been around longer, is more simplistic, and it seems that everyone knows him. I'm better with Mario though

For once on the top tens people got the top 3 on a list right (Mario, Pac-man, Sonic).

Saved the industry.

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2 Pac-man Pac-man Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.

You can see it in every place: He's yellow, a circle, and only say "waka waka", he's even in the pizza, what else can I say? Is the most reconizable video game character of all time

Pac Man is known by everyone no matter what you are... My cat even said yeah I know what a pac man is now what do you want

He should be higher than Mario. He's basically everywhere. In fact, he's probably is the most recognizable game character in the world.

I have to say something? I knew about Pac Man in kintergarden. I wasn't even playing video games yet!

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3 Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

Even if you're living under a rock, you know sonic the ' hedgehog. It's a scientific fact.

Everybody in the world knows Sonic, whether they play games or not. How is he not higher?

How can you not recognize Sonic? He is a blue hedgehog for crying out loud!

According to a poll Sonic was found to be more recognizable for a lot of people than Mickey Mouse.

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4 Link - Legend of Zelda Link - Legend of Zelda Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Honestly, Mario is probably the most recognizable character, but it seems unfair to vote for him since it's obvious. How did Soap make it above Link?

Well I guess you could say that if you do see Link you are probably going to know who he is.
I think it's because of the way he looks, everyone who sees him is like "Oh! Look it's that guy in the wreid green Peter Pan outfit! " But Link is not as recognisable as people like Mario though.

5 Sean Devlin Sean Devlin

Brown flatcap, light brown shirt, dark brown jacket, green trousers and brown boots. That's what Sean Devlin wears when he isn't disguised as one of the Nazis.

The video game world's favourite Irish saboteur.

Just to clarify, this character is from The Saboteur (look it up it's on Playstation)

NEver heard of him.

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6 Soap McTavish - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series

I don't play Call of Duty at all so... Yep! But Soap McTavish id rwally reconizable. - sagat2010

His Mowhawk hair style and Scottish brogue accent is what makes him recognisable among his East London S.A. S collegues.

7 Captain Price - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series Captain Price - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series
8 Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire Cole Phelps -  L.A. Noire

The whole game is pretty much a who's who of Mad Men actors. If you are a fan of Mad Men you'd recognize Cole Phelps quicker than anyone else.

9 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

And I hear someone has been adding MK characters in.

This is the MOST RECONIZABLE, not the most awesome

Anyone for some kool-aid? (except for whoever added Mileena in. Man, she sucks) - sagat2010

Dixie Kong and Mario are 1 and 61 of most reconizable characters and Donkey Kong is 11 like my age. I love Donkey Kong, but everyone else hates him for when he got scorn for stupid damm Bowser. Biotch. - Frells01234

DONKEY KONG? WOW JUST WOW

10 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

The Contenders

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

The most reconizable: Boobs (. )(. )!

12 Vito Scaletta Vito Scaletta
13 Princess Peach Princess Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. 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 Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in ...read more.
14 Zero - Mega Man Zero - Mega Man

He's the best robot ever! - sagat2010

15 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.

I have met very, very few people who don't know who Pikachu is. Even people who aren't into Pokemon know Pikachu. I can't even TELL you how many times I've asked, "Do you like Pokemon? " and the person would answer, "Oh... Like that Pikachu guy? "... In conclusion, I honestly think Pikachu should be higher.

16 Ivy - Soulcalibur Ivy - Soulcalibur

Letard, weird man voice definitely reconizable - sagat2010

17 Vladimir Makarov Vladimir Makarov
18 Viktor Reznov
19 Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
20 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario ...read more.

I put Luigi on this list because I just finished putting the Boo and I thought why isn't Luigi up higher on the list!

The reason he's not on here is because barely people know luigi

Who put him here? Only a few people outside the gaming industry know him

21 Raiden - Mortal Kombat Raiden - Mortal Kombat Raiden is a video game character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway Games. Making his official debut as one of the original seven playable characters in 1992's Mortal Kombat, he is one of the central characters of the franchise.
22 Sam Fisher

One of the best secret agents/spies out there... Gotta b in top 20.

23 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. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.
24 Kabal - Mortal Kombat Kabal - Mortal Kombat
25 Marty - Mafia II
26 Cloud Strife Cloud Strife
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.

HOW IS KIRBY THIS LOW you PEOPLE ARE MESSED UP

Come On! Kirby has to be higher on this list. Best power ever!

Everyone knows the little pink ball.

28 Sonya Blade Sonya Blade Sonya Blade is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series. Debuting in the original Mortal Kombat game from 1992, she was a late addition to the game as developers decided deep into the development cycle that the game needed a female character.
29 Joe Barbaro - Mafia II

Sort of looks like a dark haired Seth Rogen or Jonah Hill

30 Master Chief Master Chief MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.
31 Leon S. Kennedy Leon S. Kennedy

Wow people are crazy he is one of the most recognizable characters of all time. Every body know him

32 Yoshi Yoshi 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 should be higher - dinosaur

33 Solid Snake - Metal Gear Solid Solid Snake - Metal Gear Solid Solid Snake is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the video game series Metal Gear by Hideo Kojima. He is a legendary soldier cloned from Big Boss's DNA, who is sent to infiltrate and investigate the titular weapons in an effort to stop a potential war.
34 Lili de Rochefort - Tekken Series Lili de Rochefort - Tekken Series Emilie De Rochefort, better known under her nickname, Lili, was introduced in Tekken 5 : Dark Resurrection and has returned for all subsequent titles. When she debuted, Lili was described as a rich shallow girl from Monaco, who uses her skills in dance to fight in her own street fighting style. Lili ...read more.
35 Heavy Weapons Guy - Team Fortress 2

Everybody knows who the big giant baby-man is! The best of Gmod machinimas, the king of sandvich land (if that exists). The reason why you bought Team Fortress 2! Other than the awesome gameplay.

36 GLaDOS - Portal Series GLaDOS - Portal Series GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.

The name is very recognizable, that name. That funny little... Name. She is easy to recognize. Not even I have heard of Marty; and he is 24. I have no idea who Zero is, but VALVe have always been recognized by their games and their beloved CEO, Gabe Newell.

37 Sophitia - Soulcalibur Sophitia - Soulcalibur
38 Ryu - Street Fighter Ryu - Street Fighter Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.
39 Creeper - Minecraft
40 Duke Nukem Duke Nukem
41 Bowser Bowser 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.

Everyone knows who Bowser is he is the main villian of the Mario series but he is at 75 -

42 Crash Bandicoot 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.
43 Baraka - Mortal Kombat Baraka - Mortal Kombat Baraka is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Baraka was introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993 as an unpredictable warrior in service of Outworld emperor Shao Kahn.
44 Samus Aran Samus Aran Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
45 Kratos
46 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.

He doesn't say a word and yet his is the greatest of all time. Nothing can kill this man.

47 Princess Zelda Princess Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.
48 Ghost - Modern Warfare 2
49 Charizard Charizard 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.

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50 Sora
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