Top Ten Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 Mario (Mario Series) Mario (Mario Series) 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 more.

Italian, Obsessed with mushrooms, wears a red hat, wears a pre-schooler uniform, saves princesses every time, has a similar, but green partner, who is he? HE IS of course MARIO! - IGN

A preschooler uniform? They're called overalls, and plenty of people wear them! - PeterG99

Who doesn't love the Italian plumber that is obsessed with mushrooms. - vidirg

Snake is not good, vote for Mario, he is the best.

Mario is the best in everything.

He should be number one.

Mario s US is the best, Mario forever.

He is better than Lara Croft.

Lara Croft is better, you just hate her because she had weird bodily proportions and her puzzles are difficult, Mario is loved because he is old and he is the mascot of Nintendo, nothing else. - TriggerTrashKid

Who saved the industry? Mario! You could probably already tell by my username that Mario is the best video game character ever! - MarioMaster101

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2 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic (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.

Mario may have saved the video game industry and to that I applaud him, because without him there would be no Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic burst onto the scene in 1991 with Sonic the Hedgehog for the SEGA Genesis and hasn't quite gone yet. In his early years he was popular around the globe for his speedy platforming, something most games couldn't provide at the time. While his venture in 3D hasn't gone as smoothly as he would have liked, his legacy lives on and with the arrival of Sonic Colours and Generations as well as Sonic 4, people are starting to realise that the Blue Blur is finally back!

Truly the greatest. He's so cool and has simple yet awesome abilities. He has nearly unlimited bravery and a strong heart, he's a true hero.

Easily one of the most iconic characters in video game history, Sonic the Hedgehog has been the very definition of the happy-go-lucky hero. With the iconic personality, classic design, dedicated fans, media presence, incredible soundtracks, and relevancy, Sonic has been rolling around for almost 30 years of games, comics, T.V. shows, movies, and more, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Although he undoubtably has had quite a few bumps along the road (which I'm sure we're all acquainted with), his numerous accomplishments are more prominent, such as having the longest, consistently, running comic series ever, creating the very first fast video game, outselling Mario himself at one point in the 1990s, and now his spot on this list. Although many not everyone loves and respects him, a great deal of people do, and, in my experience, everyone at least likes Sonic the Hedgehog.

Iconic and classic do not make a character good. Also, what accomplishments? Seriously, stop idolizing old video game characters like this. All the credit is due to Sonic's creators. - RogerMcBaloney

Idiots even with your gaming, huh? You are funny. The greatest speed, the sense of duty he has, his cool grin and the trademark thumbs up! The definition of cool. The definition of hero. Plus he's the first character to have a company carrying his name (Sonic Team) and is a legend. Happy 18th birthday, Sonic! He was voted as the greatest character of all times in the video game festival in England. Learn why. And I don't wanna see that stuff again in lists! Never! And certainly not the omission of Shadow, Amy, Knuckles and Silver. Get out of here. - TheNextGreatestRockStar

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3 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.

Master chief is by far my favorite character, but Kirby simply needs to be higher on this list. Don't let his looks fool you, Kirby is a stone cold murderer who will not let anyone get in the way of his quest. Look at Kirby Squeak Squad. He takes out countless innocent victims, defeats Meta Knight, and even Dark Nebula (AKA Satan), all for a slice of cake. Wow. What a hard-butt. Imagine when the fate of the universe is at stake. Kirby is a hero like no other.

My sisters favorite nintendo characters she did not know was made out of gum

Kirby is cute

It Kirby he kill you

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4 Luigi (Mario Series) Luigi (Mario Series) 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 more.

Best character to live. He's such a good brother. He has a heart of gold and is lovable to the very end. Heck, he's even the best ghost wrangler out there. His kindness is unmeasurable. Daisy found the right man. He deserved the Year of Luigi (I was SO happy that year). Luigi is not in Mario's shadow. He is so generous as well (Mario could use more kindness. Luigi gets a hot-air balloon for Mario and Peach and how does Mario thank him? He gets in and leaves Luigi by himself. SO MEAN! ). This guy should be number 1 by far.

I feel bad for luigi cause he helps brother find princess but princess peach gives him no credit for helping he need more respect!

He's the best mario character and I think he's better than mario because luigi isn't fat like mario is

Wears a green hat, is a coward, afraid of ghosts, wears overalls and is married to the worst women ever. What's there not to love?

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5 Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.

1) Is always cool and collected, never lets anything go to his head,
2) Never loud mouths and makes himself look like an ahole
3) Not an emo, like cloud,
Definitely deserves to be #1, Though everybody above him is good to, the good thing is that kratos is below him, I can not stand people talking about how great a guy is that dies in every game.

Enough with past Master Chief is one of the biggest badasses in the gaming world, Although I respect Mario as one the Characters who paved the way, with all due respect he's old news.

How can he be old news if he's been in consistently highly rated and critically acclaimed games for 30 years - ShyGuySwag

The Big Green Virgin is the most overpowered anime character! - HaloFanboy

Master Chief is my man - BigFatNoob

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6 Solid Snake (Metal Gear Series) Solid Snake (Metal Gear Series) 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.

Snake is definitely one of the manliest characters out there. He's saved the world on multiple occasions and almost commits suicide when he realizes his existence could pose a threat to humanity. So please, stop voting for that neanderthal Kratos and vote for a real man.

Snake is a cool character and in smash ultimate he is one of the best characters.

Hrrgnh colonel I'm trying to sneak around but I'm dummy thicc and the clap from my ass cheeks keeps alerting the guards

You mean pliskin?

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7 Yoshi (Mario Series) Yoshi (Mario Series) 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.

He should be #1! Kirby, Sonic, and even Mario himself suck compared to Yoshi! Besides, he is obviously the most badass character in the mario series because he committed tax fraud and the cutest character EVER!

Best should be 1st on this list plus he's cute

I love yoshi. I always use him in the mario games and I always play as him in super smash bros

Yoshi is better than live action sonic ewww www

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8 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.

The kids are not a good person and you are not a minecraft is my favorite game ever I have a favorite of all of it I can go to game for it and I have a good year and a half I think I can do better I can have kids in a

I love Pikachu

Pikachu is one of the most recognizable Pokemon. Show someone a silhouette of Pikachu and they might say "Oh, that's Pikachu! " Kids these days have Fortnite and PUBG, but I grew up with Pokemon and I'll stay loyal to Pokemon until the day I pass.


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9 Samus Aran (Metroid) Samus Aran (Metroid) Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

She's like Master Chief, except that she extinguished two breeds of dangerous predators, she blew up an entire planet, she was able to sneak into the mother ship of the space pirates only with a paralyzer (without her armor) and she's just so cool. She decided to not give a damn about the Space Federation sending reinforcements and to blow up the whole place she was in because there was a major threat inside. She was about to sacrifice herself.

Master Chief killed an entire species of parasite, defeated the covenant and gave them their bomb - HaloFanboy

A great role model - Metroidisdabest

This should be number 3 - Usernameisrandom

Like master chief but better

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10 Bowser (Mario Series) Bowser (Mario 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 more.

Bowser is much better than fortnite

How is he above John Marston aka the best character ever. - TriggerTrashKid

Doesn't matter to Nintendo fans, right? - TriggerTrashKid


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The Newcomers

? Jibanyan (Yo-Kai Watch) Jibanyan (Yo-Kai Watch)
? Meredy (Tales of Eternia)

The Contenders

11 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise) Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise) 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.

Come on! Shadow is by far the best sonic character. Even though his own game was not so good but I can overthink that and I think Shadow should be in the top 15. His speed is enough to match sonic. His abilities are epic. He even has an epic theme song! Shadow is awesome! He rules!

Rated E for edgy - BigFatNoob

My favourite video game character, he brings darkness and edginess to the table. Something any other sonic character couldn't. As for the game, it's underrated I think people expected too much of the game. They mostly hated it because it was different from most sonic games, but if you think about it, it actually shows what anti-heroes are about. Sometimes they pick good, sometimes they pick bad, sometimes they are neutral, but no matter what they almost only ever fight for something if it means they get what they want. Shadow the hedgehog is better than people think the game was completely underrated. Shadow for life

I love shadow

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12 Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2) Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2)

Brilliant character, combined with the odd bit of humour! He needs to be in the top 10. Unfortunately Altair is before him, because Ezio is funnier, epicer, deadlier and downright entertaining!

The best character of all time

I love this game but it's so sad when his friend dies


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13 John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.

Should be in the top 5 easily

He did bad things. He tried to right his wrongs, he just wanted to be with his family. That's all that motivates him in the whole game. Family. Alas John says it himself to Bonnie. "No one gets forgiven and nothing's ever forgotten". No matter what he did, the consequences of his bad deeds came around and he suffered for them. I won't spoil the game, but in the end, he finally gets redeemed. Karma finally enacted. He pays for his maldoing and his sins finally absolved, but at a heavy price. After all, redemption always comes at a heavy price. Brings a whole new light to the name "Red Dead Redemption"...blessed are the peacemakers, Mr. Marston - KronosHunter

Best character way better than Trevor Phillips, and niko bellic and is a character with great quotes, great action and and outstanding personality

Tell me why you wouldn't vote for an outlaw, struggling and betrayed, and sacrfices himself for his family?!?!? Tell me! - TriggerTrashKid

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14 Kratos (God Of War) Kratos (God Of War)

I kinda wanna make the point that the best video game character isn't the character you loved dearly as a child and grew up with. Most characters in this list fall into the nostalgia category, but Kratos, as of recent, has shown to have some legitimate character and heart. He is such an interesting character and has been through and seen many things.

Everybody don't forget the devlopers themselves said they can't even use 100% of his power because even with todays tech its not enough for him to even use 15% of his true power

Kratos is awesome but not this one. The OG. - RobertWisdom

Kratos is by far the coolest most awesome homicidal maniac of all time I mean how can Mario or Lara Croft compare, he killed a whole pantheon of Greek gods, doesn't get more badass

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15 Princess Peach (Mario series) Princess Peach (Mario series) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario 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 more.

Everyone's favorite "damsel in distress" - mlcassidy9

Best Princess in my option U.U - OrangeRin

The damsel in distress - MarioBros11


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16 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.

Why is this #17?!? I mean, when you think of classic video games, Link is the first to come to mind! He did most adventures by himself, while Mario needed more than a single person! Show him some love! - AnnaO

Link is a great character. He may lack personality, but that is so the player can link with him. This allows them to methaphorically become him. Honestly, I am surprised that Link is only ranked 15 as of when I am writing this, due to the popularity of the character of Link and the Legend of Zelda franchise as a whole.

This is place 16?!?!? (it may be a different place at the moment) This is a joke, right? He should be in the top tens

Link should be at the top, right below or above Mario.

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17 Spyro (Spyro Series) Spyro (Spyro Series) Spyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.

What a failiure.

He's just the best. In every way. No other character is as great as him in my opinion.

Spyro is sassy, adventorous and brilliant )

And love the classics and the legend trilogy. He was the biggest part of my childhood.

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18 Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series) Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)

He is hands down the best character ever... He says everything you think and to have that much humour while your getting shot at 24/7 is legendary... And to top it all off he's a good looking ladies man and a real smart ass... We can all relate to drake and that's the reason I love him

is awesome

He is the best! - Cyclne

This shuld be the top 1 - xandude

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19 Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)

I am something of a Final Fantasy veteran, myself, but I've never really met another protagonist I've liked as much as Cloud Strife. I really connected with Cloud. I felt and shared his pain. All the time, I see people on the internet calling him "emo" or otherwise undeserving of the mantle of hero. He was never happy in life, sure, but if you went through what he did, you'd know better.
He starts out arrogant and aloof, only really trying to save the world for the sake of a profit. As the game progressed, you really find out just how screwed up this guy is. To wit, this guy is a psych ward that walks on two legs. There's the obvious multiple identity disorder sure, but as I played further into the game, I picked up hints of post-traumatic stress disorder, some slight bipolarity, and (in the follow-up film especially), depression that he's been stewing in since he was sixteen or so years old. And I felt sorry for him. If Square wishes to continue that Compilation of FFVII, I wish ...more

I am a new final fantasy player, I've played all of the games and this guy is something of a bad A$$.

Probably has really bad back issues from holding that, absolute unit.

The story, the evolution and the characterization of this guy is simply amazing

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20 Pac-Man (Pac-Man) 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.

The pac is the original gangster

Pac-Man is the best! Plus I think that the new awful (full of awe) but I hate his attitude.

Pac-Man is obviously the best video game character of all time. Almost everyone knows about Pac-Man and many of us grew up with this simple character that was just a little yellow dot that kept on beating and getting beaten by the ghosts. His design is so simple and yet so amazing and although he has grown to wear gloves and some shoes, he is still that simple yellow dot that we loved as a child.

To be honest, I think Mario and Zelda are a bit overrated. They are both about princes, saving princesses and being held back by evil villains. Pac-Man was before Mario and Zelda and still has a more original plot than them. He doesn't need a green plumber or a shiny fairy to tell him what to do. Also, he is taking on four villains that can all kill him in one shot.

Whilst Mario has unreal jumping abilities, Sonic can run really fast, and Pikachu can literally shoot lightning, Pac-Man is stuck in a maze, with ghosts chasing him, and the only way he can get out is by eating. ...more

This comment is underrated. Pacman is surely one of the best video game characters of all time and needs to be much higher on this list, maybe in the top 10. Although not my favorite character (which goes to Sonic the Hedgehog), I loved his Pacman World games. - MasterCreepy

The fat yellow boyy - MarioBros11

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21 Meta Knight (Kirby) Meta Knight (Kirby) Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

Should be number one.

I am Meta Knight. I cannot see. Wait what. - ICader

He is epic and edgy. - ShinyEevee101

He's mysterious and part of the Kirby franchise, so he has my vote. - Thanatos

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22 Waluigi (Super Mario) Waluigi (Super Mario) Waluigi is a selfish, greedy man who works closely with the infamous Wario. He is Luigi's rival and is known as the opposite of him. Waluigi first appeared in the Gameboy Color game, Mario Tennis as Wario's partner. He has appeared in every Mario Tennis game since, still remaining as Wario's partner. more.

Smash please


How is this sexy beast not number one

Why is waluigi so underrated, he is de best. please put waluigi in smash

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23 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.

She is one of the most amazing character so intelligent and brave.

They made a movie on Tomb Raider - MarioBros11

Why do people hate her? - TriggerTrashKid

Tomb Raider was an good time classic, the graphics were pretty good for 1996 (not including her boobs). The story is interesting, she's insanely restless for the fact that she can be shot 3 million times and survived being countlessly mauled by animals, and being impaled in the stomach. A lot of people say their inspired by her persistence and strength. While Super Mario Bros is a legend of a game, Lara is an iconic action-adventure shooter protagonist, and I by opinion think the games and Lara are both awesome.

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24 Wario (Wario Warehouse) Wario (Wario Warehouse) Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

Wario is best enough said

I don't really hate Waluigi, but I think Wario deserves to be higher than him, as it makes sense since Mario is (obviously) higher than Luigi. Most people would think the same as he has more character development and actually did something more than appear in the spin-offs. - TheYoshiPyro64

He's handsome! He picks his nose! Is there anything more handsome? (sarcastically)

She's hot. She could have a Russian accent that sounds like Nadia from Muppets Most Wanted's Russian accent. This is why Tina Fey could portray her.

Rouge the Bat's height: 6'2" (188 centimeters).

Rouge the Bat's width: 4'10" (148 centimeters).

Rouge the Bat's weight: Secret.

Rouge the Bat could have an epic rivalry with Axel Chains.

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25 Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV) Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV) Niko Bellic is a fictional character and the playable protagonist of Rockstar North's 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, also featuring as a supporting character in its episodic content The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, all of which are published by Rockstar Games.

I vote for siberia


Niko Bellic is my favorite Grand Theft Auto character ever... Niko my cousin lets go to the top - OreSama

Best video game character ever

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26 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.


Greatest ninja of all time. Total badass with a deadly weapon. And GET OVER HERE! just gives you(not me) the biggest of erections,

sure - Topcansuckit

A ninja from the Shrai Ryu with his family taken away from him by a doppelganger of one of his rivals. "Hanzo is dead I am Scorpion! " yes he awaits the day for vengeance in tournament itself challenging people and using his most famous quote to kill people "get over here" sorry I can't type everything I'm on my phone in the middle of the night

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27 Dante (Devil May Cry Series) Dante (Devil May Cry Series) Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, created and published by Capcom.

Still don't know why Capcom is trying to phase him out. - RobertWisdom

What could be more righteous than a badass half- demon that has fire and lightning
swords which he slays monsters with, and probably listens to Slayer?
I also love Jak(Jak and Daxter) and Prince of Persia (Sands of Time, Warrior within,
Two Thrones) - Crash

So let the Devil cry. - TriggerTrashKid

How the hell is Crash Bandicoot and Mario above Dante? I mean come on, what could be
more righteous than a badass half-demon that slices monsters and bloody puppets in
half with his sword, has fire and lightning swords and probably listens to Slayer? - Crash

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28 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.

How is Crash not higher on this list

Crash Bandicoot Rocks Hes A Great Playable Fun Character - NuMetalRocks

We got a reboot to the beloved Crash Bandicoot. - TriggerTrashKid

Crash is my all time favourite video game character, pity activison screwed him up.

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29 Rosalina (Mario franchise) Rosalina (Mario franchise) 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 more.

From galaxy, which is my second favorite game and shes so cute - peepsmith

Galaxy was boss - MarioBros11

Useless and unnecessary mario character. - Smash64

Eh. She doesn't appear that much, and she doesn't even undergo that much character development. She's also kind of bland, you know what I mean? - ICader

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30 Mega-Man (Mega Man Series) Mega-Man (Mega Man Series)

I knew I'd come across him sooner or later... he should be #2 and Pikachu #1.

Thank god he got an 11th game, but why is he that low?!?!

How is he this low?! - Smash64

Stop boolying and make him higher!

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31 Batman (Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City)

Greatest Superhero of all time... - lm10sd10

He Is Literally Batman

Should be higher than spiderman and superman then hulk should follow

Batman is legend

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32 Ellie (The Last Of Us) Ellie (The Last Of Us) Ellie is the deuteragonist of The Last of Us, the playable protagonist of The Last of Us Part II and The Last of Us: Left Behind, and the main character in The Last of Us: American Dreams.

She is the best she badass

Where tf is Joel? :v

Ellie taught me how to be brave. She taught me that no matter how miserable our life's are, there is always something that keeps us going. Something to fight for. Something that's worth for living. For me she is this one character that I care about. Ellie was a girl that never asked for anything. Even though she was the girl that deserved everything.

I really like her positive attitude toward life, even though she lives in an apocalyptic world she always smiles and maintain her optimistic attitude. She even has a very good sense of humor.

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33 Big Boss aka Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3) Big Boss aka Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3)

You're pretty good!

Should be at number 1

Naked Sanke, Solid Snake. What the heck is that? - TriggerTrashKid

The one who made it possible to create some of the greatest soldiers ever. In his prime he would have kicked Solid Snake's ass. His story is deeper and a lot more tragic as well.

I'll give my life not for honour,
but for youu...


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34 Bowser Jr. (Mario series) Bowser Jr. (Mario series) 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.

A cute and evil guy

I hate him. He's so useless. Just a whiny little brat. - Smash64

If he was voiced by Eminem, what would be his debut line?
I only need one shot. - TriggerTrashKid

Bowser Jr. could be voiced by Eminem.

He's hot, and Diddy Kong needed to replace Yoshi for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

35 Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series) Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series) 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.

She is nice brave and guards the Triforce which takes mad skills. Princess Zelda is more mature then the other princesses. She actually acts like a princess with mysterious parents. She rules Hyrule like no other princess.

She's a badass, admit it. She's awesome and I believe that she is the most awesome princess ever; awesome magic skills, pirate, ninja, skill with sword (? ), archer... come on!

Should be higher, she would destroy Mario... And some of the other overrated characters that hasn't contributed to video game history as much as she has.

Girl fought off Ganon for one hundred years while Link was off napping

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36 Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong) 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.

He's sexy. Also, he needed to be replaced by Diddy Kong at the Vancouver Olympics. He will later have rivalries with Daisy Duck.

No way in hell this guy is lower than Waluigi. - DCfnaf

A piece of gaming history.

Donkey kong is 269... - spodermanfan1000

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37 Miles Tails Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Miles Tails Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Miles Prower, more commonly known by his nickname Tails, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend.

He's the best please sega if you are reading this please make a spinoff game he's the best

Everyone says he's annoying but he cute little thing I loved playing with him in some games he so cute!

Yep, defiantly one of my favourite characters in the series, no logic but best character in the series

I'm a Sonic nut. It's SEGA's fault for demoting Tails so much. GO TAILS! - ICader

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38 Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 2)

It's unsurprising Shepard is so far down the list as unlike a large number of the above choices, Shepard can be any of about 300 people by the end of the story given the number of choices players face through his or her journey that shape both the story and interactions that occur.

I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the citadel

Commander Shepard is one of the greatest soldier characters devised in gaming. A master chief in his own right. Saving the galaxy and proving himself to be one of the most elite leaders conceivable while still being realistic and relative; no gimmicky super power armor or superhuman implants for this guy, but still an all around hero.

Commander Shepard, three-time savior of the galaxy, all-around badass and hero/antihero, is at the 41st spot? That's insane. And the #1 spot is taken by Mario, a plumber whose claim to fame is jumping on people"s heads and trying to save a single person... Really?

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39 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.

He is a classic.

#2 on the MK list of characters (soon to be #1) and the fact that MK beats all tells you that Subzero should be #1 on this list. He could easily freeze and shatter everyone on this list, even, I hate to say it, Master Chief. Why does Lara croft get #1, she is nothing compared to pretty much everyone on this list. She is nothing compared to Subzero.

Cool and Epic. He was so much innovational to Mortal Kombat. His ice attacks are probably best fighting games attacks.

One of the coolest in the mortal kombat series. - barish

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40 Toad (Mario) Toad (Mario) 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, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring more.

Should be in Smash - MarioBros11

Best thing ever I love him - Usernameisrandom

He is so cute + amazing

Greatest Mario Kart character of all time.

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41 Baby Mario (Mario) Baby Mario (Mario)

Putting baby mario on this list is almost as idiotic as putting classic sonic on this list. It's just a baby version of Mario. - Smash64

Nintendo is running out of ideas, so they make baby versions of the existing characters.
O Lord, My Beloved Lord, save me from the Nintendo fanbase. - TriggerTrashKid

Ah yes. The inspiration for Mario Kart 12's newest character, Baby Baby Metal Kitsune Waluigi. - lamourieparkinson

Crying but now he's about 7 years old. Besides I love him in a friendly way.

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42 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 more.

Uhh red had one of these mega evolved and it beat a mewtwo. how is this not higher than mewtwo? - Usernameisrandom

No Pokemon bad! All caps guy

Typo. also why is it so low?

NO MORE Pokemon what

43 King Dedede (from the Kirby Series) King Dedede (from the Kirby Series) King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Killer wepen in all games kills Kirby with it but without it he is the king of Dreamland

Shouldn't it be said as kinG dedede? It's grammatically correct to capitalize the G in god.

All hail lord Dedede!

King Dedede is my favourite video game character ever! He's the king of Dream Land, he's so underrated, he has a huge hammer that can level down an entire building. Also, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl he prooved to be an actual hero by creating the badges. - Nintendonix

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44 Captain Falcon (F-Zero Series) Captain Falcon (F-Zero Series) Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

Your friendly neighborhood captain is here. - Smash64

FALCON PUNCH - rankist

He is a Bad ass with fiery falcons coming out of his hands. Stunning, simply stunning.

45 Leon (Resident Evil)

The best

Leon is cool because he said "Saddler, you're small time".

Is it only me or does Leon actually look like Dante's twin brother (apart from the hair colour)?

This character is amazing

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46 Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

Knuckles> any character on this list

Knuckles is used to be coolest and strongest sonic character. but SEGA hates him and made him just gullible idiot weak, and made that edgy sonic more cooler and stronger instead of him. if knuckles gets treatment like shadow gets or better he will be best character and he will be better than shadow. sega is too coward to let knuckles shows his true personality and his true power.

He needs to be higher. Higher than Tails. - Smash64

He is coolest character ever he should be #1 better than fatty ass called mario

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47 Lucario (Pokemon) Lucario (Pokemon) 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 more.

Lucario should be way higher. - Smash64

My favourite video game character of all time. - Liam31idents

Better than all of you idiots, Lucario should at least be at #3

48 Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2) Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)

Best character in video game history. Nintendo characters don't hold a candle to Arthur Morgan. He has more personality and charisma than all of them combined! Don't get me wrong, playing a Mario game is fun, but I never feel anything towards the characters, unlike more complex games like Red Dead Redemption 2 where the game does a great job at making the player care for every character in the game.

Best character development in all of gaming. Rock Star turned a ruthless legendary outlaw into a man who is sick and dying but fights like crazy to right his wrongs and help as many as he can before eventually dying.

Also, the high-honor ending on top of the mountain is canon. Nobody can argue with me on that. - lolnoman4

Alongside, John Marston, Arthur is the best character in video game history.

This character should be higher on this list.

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49 Red (Pokemon) Red (Pokemon) Red is a Pokémon Trainer from Pallet Town, Kanto. He is the first character to be playable in the Pokémon series and his initial appearance is set in the Generation I main games. He has since then made various appearances in Pokémon media, including the Generation III remakes of Red, Green, Blue, more.

Ash is ahead of Red? Red saved the world! If Red wasn't there to stop Team Rocket in the first place, Team Rocket would have moved on to all the other
Regions and take over Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova. You should actually consider putting Red above Ash. Ash isn't even in the games. To all those Pokemon fans, Red saved the Pokemon world from being a boring place taken over by Team Rocket.


Red is the vehicle through which you experience your first journey as a pokemon trainer...pretty cool.

You can honestly forget about any other Pokemon character, as red has a overlevelled pikachu. GG, light orb volt tackle. And to be honest, he was beaten by a kid who had to go through 3x what he did to come close to him in the first place. So yeah.

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50 Max Payne (Max Payne Series)

"It's a snowy day, I was looking for my laptop in the reflection of myself, and then I found her, at 30th,...
My heart's broken. Like a fallen angle..."

Sounds pretty awesome, don't you think? A man who has a bloody past, telling his story and shooting guys in bullet-time... Even Neo can't be cooler... And yes, a plumber defeated him...

He should be in the top 5! He is such an epic person! Lara croft is an idiot going around here!

He's just a completely cool badass who is able to speak poetry and kill bastards at the same time

He kills the bad guys in slow motion. Bullet time is so cool!

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