Top Ten Video Game Characters

A video game character is an entity acting in a game. It may take the form of a player character controlled by the player, or a non-player character controlled by the game program.
The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

My god he is popular. Like a BIJILLION games use him as the main protagonist. Fire Flower, Ice Flower, Racoon Suit, White Racoon Suit, Star, Gold flower, Mushroom, Helicopter, Stone Racoon, Boomerang Suit, he is the most powerful video game character virtually alive.
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He shoots fireballs, jumps really high, can breathe underwater, And gets a really beautiful princess. Mario is my favorite character ever since I first knew about him

Super Mario bros vs sonic the hedgehog

Super Mario bros wins!

Super Mario bros 2 vs sonic the hedgehog 2

Mario bros 2 wins!

Super Mario bros 3 vs sonic 3

Smb3 wins!

Super Mario world vs sonic cd

Super Mario world wins!

Super Mario kart vs sonic drift

Super Mario kart wins!

Super Mario 64 vs sonic adventure

Super Mario 64 definitely wins!

Super Mario sunshine vs sonic adventure 2

Super Mario sunshine wins!

Mario party series vs sonic shuffle

Sonic shuffle sucks! Mario party wins!

New super Mario bros series vs sonic 06

NSMB series wins!

Mario galaxy vs sonic and the black knight

Mario galaxy wins!

Mario galaxy 2 vs sonic colors

Even though colors was great, Mario galaxy 2 wins!

Super Mario 3D land vs sonic generations

Super Mario 3D land wins!

Super Mario 3D world vs sonic lost world

Super Mario 3D world ...more

Mario Has Always Been My Favourite Mario Character No One Else Was Ever My Favourite Other Then Him. For Example, Not Even Yoshi Was Ever My Favourite (I Chose Yoshi For An Example Because He Gets 0 Hate I Know That For A Fact Because Yoshi Is #1 On Best Mario Characters And Every Other Mario Lists)

2 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.

Man, do I love me some Sonic! He's such an iconic character and, when you see the friends (and enemies for that matter) he's got around him, you can't help but envy. Let's be real here, ladies and gentlemen; Amy Rose has a crush on him, he rivals Knuckles and Shadow, his arch nemesis is Eggman (which is actually a lot easier and entertaining than it sounds) and he's got the smartest being and best video game character of all-time as his sidekick! (In case you don't know this, I'm talking about Tails.) Sonic definitely has my utmost respect.

Sonic and all his games are flippin awesome! Well frankly all of the sonic media is awesome; the games, the movie, the TV series, and even the comics. My favorite sonic games are sonic generations, and sonic forces (yes I like sonic forces). And I like modern sonic over classic sonic.

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!

Sonic should be at the last place.
He is so dumb and pathetic...
All who give a thumbs down to this comment are only jealousy at Nintendo and Mario.
Nintendo and Mario are god of gods! They are the best.
Sega is much worse than crap. They did nothing. that's not an opinion it's so!
Sonic hasn't done anything. You all can't say he is great because it is pointless.
Mario, Link. Luigi, Bowser, Samus, Kirby, Donkey Kong and the rest of Nintendo. They are the great game gods!
Sega will die. Sonic will die. He will be put out of his pathetic-ness. Sonic and Sega were born as pathetic losers. They lived as the biggest losers. And now they die as the biggest losers.
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3 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.

Kirby should be up higher because he has an ability no other character has. He can swallow up enemies and get their abilitys. Yoshi of course is the same, but he uses the ability only once and has minimum about to choose from.

He's a pink puffball. He eats everything in his way, even living beings. Let's make an example: in Kirby's Adventure, he defeats the evil king of his land and then restores the dreams of the land, but (plot twist) they are cursed by an entity called "Nightmare"! What does Kirby do? At first he panicks, and then he throws himself in SPACE to kill the entity. Cool, isn't it? Also there is Zero, aka the ruler of the evil. It looks like an eye. When Kirby defeats him, he rips the iris out of the ocular bulb, and there's blood everywhere. Not very fitting for a game where the protagonist is a pink puffball, but who cares, it's awesome

I absolutely adore Kirby, with his cute looks, and unique powers, this puffball is one of the most powerful and cute video game characters of all time. Although he is stubborn, you can't blame him, he is a kid. Kirby did some good and bad things in the Kirby series, killed off Nova, defeated guardians of pieces of artifacts that contained the evil entities that Kirby later also destroyed,destroyed countless planets and killed innocent civilians, but he also defeated beings like Dark Nebula, Dark Matter, Nightmare Wizard, Marx, and Magolor. But his motives are... questionable, for pieces of cake and a nap. His motives are the only reason Kirby is not my favorite video game character.

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.

4 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.

No offense Yoshi, but really Luigi should be above you ridding on top of YOU. But other than that my loyalty goes to you thirdly behind Mario and Luigi. You can run so fast that you can fly. With that tongue of yours you can swallow entire Pokeys. You have deserved your spot in fourth place.
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Yoshi is not just the best video game character. He is just the best character from anything! He has the likable personality of Mario and Luigi, he is the cutest video game character, and he is the coolest. He save's crying babies and islands everyday. He also is relatable because he like's to eat like everybody. He isn't afraid to have a different body size and he doesn't follow any anorexic fads.

We are insanely lucky to have this character. Play a game where a Yoshi is relevant. Even Yoshi himself can just cheer up anybody that is upset. YOSHI IS AWESOME!

Yoshi is my favorite Nintendo character. Yoshi's are really cute and they can fly and eat stuff to help you. Baby yoshis can do a bunch of awesome stuff too. Me and my cousins used to often fight about who gets the yoshi if there is only one or who gets the pink yoshi. Yoshi is an awesome character and like I said before my favorite character in Nintendo.

5 Luigi (Mario Series) Luigi is a 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 franchise, ...read more.

Luigi is epic. He can jump higher than Mario, isn't that cool. Why's Mario #1? Mario is lost every time he's at a mansion. Who saves him? Luigi does.

Luigi is not really brave but every once in a while he does Really brave things. Like, for instance, standing up to Bowser a nano-second before Mario does. He seems to have a more observeitave mind.
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Luigi deserves some love. He even saved his friends! (Luigi's Mansion Series) Even Mario! He could've just left them, but no! Luigi was scared by the ghosts but he never EVER gave up.

In my opinion, he's the best Mario character ever, I honestly don't know how Mario tops the list over the likes of Tails, Luigi and Amy Rose.

6 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.

I don’t see how the people ahead of him are seen as better. Mario is in first despite having no personality at all along with other Mario characters such as Luigi and Yoshi who have even less of a personality. How can a character be good if there isn’t anything other than what is seen on the outside? Master chief actually has a personality, while Mario does nothing except jump on mushrooms and try to save the same person from the same fire breathing lizard over and over again. Mario has no purpose, he just does the same thing in every game. Master Chief is the best by far, and I don’t see why people prefer the shallow characters

Uncompromising, heroic, epic. His flaws are his struggle with his own humanity; you can feel it through a simple nod of this helmeted demi-god of a man. He is the true definition of a hero.

Some might call him the closest thing to Hercules that has ever taken the body of a man. Others might call him Jesus with a gun.

Mario and Sonic are laughable next to this guy. And Link has no real character of his own, no personality, no "that's so Link" moments.

So play with your fairies, eat mushrooms, wear catsuits, hang out with two-tailed creatures while spinning to battle against cheesy bosses...The Chief's going to be saving the universe from genocidal aliens, parasitic zombies, ancient transcendent beings, and he'll do it all himself if necessary.

So yeah, hail to the Chief.

Ok I always wanted to say this to the world ok, Mario, SONIC, GORDON FREEMAN, and LauRA CROFT are horrible, they have next to no character development and half life every Mario game, sonic game and tomb raider goldeneye 64 DOOM Quake Wolfenstien Tetris Okami and many more games are also not great games most games were revolutionary but there is a difference between a revolutionary game and a great game same goes for the harder I listed above so get you nostalgia blinders off and wake up people great games like HALO and great characters like master chief have character development which in my opinion is better than being around a long time and in my opinion Mario IS MEDIOCRE.

How is Master Chief not number 1? He's epic. He is the only video game character that I absolutely love. I just wish we could finally see his face instead of getting trolled by fake pictures of Master Chief's face. I can't believe Mario is higher than Master Chief, Mario is not cooler than Master Chief. If Mario tried to fight Master Chief, Master Chief could wipe the floor with Mario (even with just his hands) without a second thought. Mario is a complete wimp compared to Master Chief and Master Chief should be number 1

7 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.

I was gonna vote cloud, but Solid Snake is one bad SoB. Snake is a total Badass, he is tough, courageous, charismatic, and sacrifices so much to save the world. I don't understand how people are voting for such vague and shallow characters like Master Chief, Mario, and Link. I love LoZ games more than Metal Gear, but Link is a mute, Solid Snake has a lot of character depth so he is the definite winner in my eyes.

Solid snake. The most badass there is. The only reason people are in front of him is because they are more known. Snake has mastered a lot of ways to fight, even as he rapidly aged he remained badass at the highest level, not to mention he saved the world numerous times. He even survied getting shot in his eye, punched repeatedly by a man who can channel electricity. Snake deserves number 1.

Who doesn't like the legendary Mercenary Snake. He has saved the world a lot of times, is needed so much that an agency cloned him. He does everything to try make the world a better place by creating his 'nations', even trying to commit suicide.His legend is very inspiring and has some of the greatest sayings, quotes and cutscenes of gaming. He is like Master Chief without the Armour. He deserves to be number 1. I mean all Mario does is save princesses.

He is the clone of Big Boss, people! So much so that solid and naked snake pretty much are the same in personality as well. Whenever the government(patriots) needed him he was there. He mentored raiden and made him more manly. And, in mgs4 despite rapid aging, his ability to fight is as great as ever. Even the player can feel the same pain as old solid snake felt when he was crossing through the radiation chamber.

8 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) 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 don't understand why you wouldn't choose Pikachu. It is obviously the most known (besides Mario and Luigi) game character on the list. Personally, I hate all the other characters on the list, so I choose this guy.. Still he is very popular and has won so many challenges with Ash Ketchum (spoilers if you don't know) and has went through so much with him. I thought Pikachu would at least be top 5, but you people had to ruin it and choose someone else (unless you chose Pikachu like I did lol)

Pikachu is awesome pikachu is cool and he is on my team pikachu is awesome.

Pesonally I think pikachu deserves #1
he is cute, strong, popular, appealing to both boys and girls unlike Mario who is only two of those things popular and strong.

and to all you pikachu haters out there stop hatin on my buddy he never dod anything to offend you or not on purpose at least

The best pokemon ever.While this pokemon is cute and has a very good battle strategy.It is stragetically fit for surviving in this world.Right now pigeys and ratttatas are the most common pokemon in pokemon go,but once breeding gets added they are dead. Pikachu will survive being the most common as well as popular pokemon. It is cute,strong,strategically fit for the human world, and can be loved by boys and girls (more girls like pikachu,I am a boy)

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.

9 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 ...read more.

I don't like Mario series, but I do think he is awesome villain because how his entire being is basically a two halves of the same coin.
If I'd see his design without knowing anything about the franchise, I'd say he is a powerful and merciless embodiment of all evil that exists in the world and torments you in the most painful ways possible if you dare to doubt or laugh at him.
But for the most part, he is nothing more than a comical villain, isn't much more of a threat than the Team Rocket trio, yet he is also badass enough to not only survive being thrown into a lava, but also come back as an awesome skeleturtle. He rocks!

A great antagonist, while he mainly just, kidnap the princess, but in the RPGs, he actually helps Mario and defeat other antagonists like Fawful.

part dragon, part turtle, part dangerous.
This guy is really big but has a small brain I laugh when Mario tricks him into falling in lava

its strange to say this but I'm a girl and I like bowser. I like rosalina too she's my favorite mario character, but I like this character too. it was smash that got me interested in him

10 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.

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

Um, Shadow deserves better than an honorable mention. I think the problem is that like Mario with Luigi, Sonic overshadows Shadow (and Shadow's game was almost unanimously hated back then, but I tend to see his game age surprisingly well now these days). If Sega made more games featuring Shadow (like the one in 2005, only with not too much emphasis on replayability or making missions too tedious or outdated graphics, then Shadow's game could be gladly accepted), he could be able to compete with the top 5.

Shadow is like the best sonic character I was gonna pick toad but toad wasn't in here so I picked shadow plus peach is stupid her Atcha is annoying in smash and I don't care if it's your favorite or not I'm not changing my mind

People say he is a sonic rip-off and because he has a gun he is dark and emo. I disagree he can go super like sonic and can run at speeds rivaling sonic But he can use chaos powers like chaos control and chow blast and he has a completely different personality. He was meant to be a rival so all you haters quit saying he is a rip off. I think it's cool that he is a edgy,badass and all-around cool rival to sonic. He is and always will be my favourite character.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Link (Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

If you look up "strongest videogame weapons", the master sword is at the top of more than one list. If you look up "what is the best rated videogame ever" you'll notice that both Breath of the Wild AND Ocarina of Time are right there at the front. If that isn't evidence that link is AWESOME, what is?

I'm probably going to get a lot of hate from this but I CAN'T STAND LINK. He is literally mute and has no-personality whatsoever, even compared to Mario, the plumber is a more interesting protagonist. I also really dislike the Zelda series.

How dare you put link under 10. Mario is a fat plumber who battles turtles while link is a hylian who fights things that will absolutely murder you. Think of deadhand vs baby Bowser. Deadhand is just creepy while baby Bowser is a little kid! Link would best Mario too. Oh and also link saves Zelda which in BOTW is holding back Ganon. Peach is helpless. Mario also normally just jumps on koopa's heads while link actually uses a sword to cut down enemies! I'm not saying he should be number 1, I just think he should be in the top ten!

Ok, how is link lower than Luigi, Yoshi, Lara Croft, Nathan Drake and (of all people) Princess Peach?!?!? Link is one of the most recognizable video game characters out there, and has helped to make the Legend of Zelda the beloved series that it is today! Come on people! Link needs more love than 19th place! I am so upset with this listing! (At least Shadow barely made the top 10). The chosen hero is certainly MY choice! You rock Link!

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

Samus is a really cool and intelligent. She has a super fast gun ship and has really good items such as her suit which has an arm cannon. Before anyone screams at me saying Samus is a boy then open your eyes folks because Samus is really a girl. She is one of my favorite smash brother characters, she is also the best girl character in smash or what Nintendo has to offer.

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.

I think Samus is a wonderful video game character to represent females. I may be no feminist, but if I was a girl, I'd be pretty honored to be represented by this woman! She is strong, independent, and powerful in general! She blasts aliens like a beast! She may be beautiful, but her bravery and heroism outweighs all of her qualities.

I'd imagine the blatant character assassination Samus went through in Metroid Other M is a viable reason why she isn't in the Top 5 of this list. I hope Nintendo will treat her with more respect in the next Metroid game. IF they even want to make one after that horrible game.

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

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

The greatest video game character of all time no doubt. Unlike many of the characters currently on the top 10, Marston has actual character development and you can't help but get emotionally attached to him and to his story.

We're talking about a true character to the core. By the end of the game I started feeling like John was apart of me. I felt like a real Red Dead gunslinger. Rockstar did a great job as usual and hit the jackpot for me. In my top 5 for sure.

He may not be an immortal god. He may not be a superhero. He may not be an Italian Plumber. But he is a great hero who would do anything to protect and save his family. No matter the cost. He has true hero qualities.

14 Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2)

Ezio's story is more interesting than any of these characters in the top ten. Mario's story is about fighting a giant turtle on steroids, links is about saving a princess (cliché), Sonics is about running or something? Master Chiefs story is really good, but it still can't compare to the depth and emotion of Ezios. I don't even know what a Solid Snake is, and Lara Croft is just known for being the girl on Tomb Raider. The thing that sets Ezio apart from these other characters, is the pain that he feels throughout his journey. His emotions in Florence when he witnesses his father and two brothers are hung are unmatched with the other characters. Then the transformation from cunning teenager to master Assassin is one that I'll personally never forget. Ezio Auditore the Firenze is without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest video game character in video game history.

The Assassin's Creed series did such a great job to making the player get attached to Ezio that ultimate Assassin. Experiencing his birth, initiation, his losses and his death in the extra animation. Ubisoft put a lot of work into making Ezio a likable character, pity Revelations was a terrible game.

Well thought out and excellent character great fighter, smooth with the ladies and intelligent. One way you know he's good at fighting is because out of all the options they had with assassins in the animus they had chosen Ezio Auditore the Firenze to help Desmond how to fight

His Italian accent, story, character development, emotions, depth, evolution from a brash teenager to Master Assassin, speech, quotes, personality, combat sense etc. Everything is so damn perfect! Ezio is so iconic and motivational. Requiescat in pace, Maestro Ezio...

15 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 ...read more.

Real quick I don't even like peach in smash and also I don't hate her that much, and also I know she is made to be kidnapped and at least she doesn't just come for sporting events(daisy) , but I also like and peach so can we just have some peace for once in the life of fans. Do not assume I am a girl I am a boy

Peach is a great character! She has a cute design, is a REALLY good character in Super Smash Bros, I love using her in MarioKart 8, love using her in Mario Party, and plays a crucial role in Mario. Peach haters can SHOVE IT because Peach is a good character. They all just salty because they friend got to peach in smash before they could then beat they're asses. Boom.

PEACH gets way too much hate, she's made to be kidnapped guys. That's her purpose in the franchise. Also she's made to show girls they can be hero's too. Mario was my childhood and still is so I'm not afraid to say I'm a peach fan and please stop hating for no reason like the voice because you know there's a volume button haha

I'm often a defender of Peach for the hate she receive, but other than in the first three Paper Mario games where she is a very sweet and actually helpful character, and Smash bros where kicking ass with her is so funny, especially with the "Atcha! " of her side-B, she is not very good in other games. People say that she sucks because she doesn't know how to defend herself, but I find that the problem is actually the opposite. It has been show in other games in the series that she can defend herself but in other games she gets kidnapped in seconds which makes her an inconsistent character

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

Spyro the Dragon is probably one of, if not the greatest video game character of his generation. I literally grew up on Spyro and I believe he is one of the best. The plot lines of most of his games were so well written and just the games themselves were just amazing. Except for Enter the Dragonfly, do not talk about Enter the Dragonfly!

Spyro deserves a higher rank!This purple dragon was a small package with huge energy all packed inside of him. Following his journey felt like a memory. Thank you Insomniac and thank you Spyro...always cherished in out hearts

Spyro is just awesome. Headstrong attitude and cool looking. Just play his first 3 games. Sad how Insomniac Games gave him up and all these other guys are abusing him.

Spyro is often overlooked. Which is sad. Although he only has two attacks, they provide use of comman sense in his games. Which is to me one of the reasons why spyro is so great.

17 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 ...read more.

I like how he trained Kirby to become a better warrior, how determined he is to become the strongest warrior in the galaxy to the point he faced Galacta Knight multiple times, how cool his fights are, and how badass he is. When he fights Kirby, he always give Kirby a sword to make a fair fight, except in Squeak Squad where his respect for Kirby was lowered by the fact he does all this just for a cake. In Revenge of Meta Knight, the only reason he wanted to rule over dream land is because he find the citizens to be lazy, and when you take that into account, that would explain why he respects Kirby, it's because Kirby makes so much effort to save the world and is not as lazy as others. I find Meta Knight is overall very interesting.

One of the coolest characters nintendo has ever made. This master of swords is completely mysterious. I just like how he always stands up against evil. He shows chivary even when facing his enemies, always offering them a sword before attacking them. And he is better swordsman than even Link.

If you are so overpowered that you are banned from tournaments, that says something about you. His sword is LEGENDARY, he has one of the mot iconic Nintendo ships, his cape becomes wings enabling flight, and what not to say? He is just one pure word, Epic.

Unlike most people, I like Meta Knight better than Mario, Snake, even Lara Croft for crying out loud. Y? Because he's awesome and his sword is awesome. Being an antihero is awesome. In Meta Knight standards of course.

18 Kratos (God Of War) Kratos is a fictional character and the titular primary protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War video game series. He is a demi-god who seeks retribution and vengeance on Ares and later, the Greek Gods after he was betrayed and was forced to kill his family .

As a Mario fan and Halo fan, Kratos is my favorite of the 3 main game mascots, (Sonic is from Sega, which has stopped making consoles), like he so powerful that he killed Zeus, heck, he would even murder almost every video game character that exists.

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.

Men Kratos should be on top, yeah maybe he is slaughter his own family with his hand. But then he repay it by killing Ares, but after the he is the one who get betrayed by the god! I mean he should be on the top because he do many badass thing like killing hydra and slaughter god! You'll kno what I mean right?

Behind Luigi!? Are you serious...Luigi is the scaredy cat of mario series who unwantedely gets on adventures while KRATOS invites adventures and killed every famous person in Greek mythology and visited hell 4 TIMES! And killed the most powerful gods of greek mythology

19 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.

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

Pac-Man was so cute & funny in Pac-Man World. Chris Brown wold be a great voice for Pac-Man, especially if Pac-Man has his Pac-Man World/Mario Kart Arcade GP/Super Smash Bros. 4 design. He would be a great partner towards Princess Daisy, NOT the bossy & stupid Princess Peach.

The first ever video game character to have a legit personality. The rectangles in Pong are... rectangles. The aliens in Space Invaders are... aliens. The ball in Breakout is... a ball. But Pac-Man swept them away with his adventure spin-offs.

How is Crash Bandicoot above Pac-Man. I mean, as far as popularity of the game goes, Pac-Man is second only to Mario. Pac-Man and his wife are both badasses

20 Steve (Minecraft)

Mining Away
I don't know what to mine
I'll mine this anyway
In this minecraft day
So beautiful
And further down
What's that I found?
Mine Diamonds
Mine Diamonds
I'll mine them
So far I've got two
Too easy to mine
With my minecraft pickaxe
And shovels
Hopefully they stay
In my minecraft chests
So I'm gonna make
A lock on it
Mine Diamonds
Mine Diamonds
I mine them
So far I've got two
All these diamonds
Sitting carefully lay
I'm getting worried
If they might get stolen
From my ender chest
Wait who is that?
Holy sheep it's Notch
Mine Diamonds
Mine Diamonds
Now they're safe
Now
Now that they're safe
Mine Diamonds
Mine Diamonds

He is very popular. About 80% of Minecraft players use him as their avatar. And he is the main hero of the entire game. Why is this awesome dude, who looks good in diamond armor, in 19th place? He is the only one who represents Minecraft.
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He is by far the most entertaining character with (In my opinion) The most development of any other character in video game history.

Minecraft Steve brings nothing to the table and has no character development, an awful protagonist. How he is this high on this list is beyond me. This is insanity, my friend..,m

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

The guy who says Mario is better than Lara Croft, doesn't know what a real video game character is. Mario is bland, old, and boring. Lara Croft, on the other hand, is AWESOME! She can fight, climb, swim, flip, and do all kinds of things. Top THAT, Mario. She also has an awesome, smart, badass personality. She has the best of the best gear, too. Doe's Mario have guns, a grapple hook, and a motorcycle? I don't think so. Just because Mario is older, doesn't mean he's better.

Let's face it guys, Lara Croft is better than Mario. Like I said, just because he's older, IT DOESN'T MEAN HE'S BETTER. Older and better are two different things. Lara Croft is the best.

The most upvoted comment is: "The only reason people like her is because of her sex appeal. If it wasn't for sex appeal nobody would like her".

And that guy is just douche who wrote that. Though he is partially right, it's mostly wrong. And here is why, yes, not as many would vote for Lara (probably).

And here comes the thing that proves his more wrong than right:

I am a 14 year old guy, that loves everything that has with hot girls, boobs, and ass in it. But I never buy/like/love a game/franchise for just those factors. I love Nathan Drake, and his franchise, I love Indiana Jones. Both of these two are badass adventurers.

But when it comes to Lara, she's even more badass. And yes, she has a nice for example cleavage. But that is not why I and MANY others like her so much. And with the newest installment in the Tomb Raider series, we know more about her Backstory, which make Lara even more interesting.

I am really looking forward for the next ...more

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.

Really? Mario can swim, climb with ropes, and do everything else you said. And who needs guns when you have a ton of power ups and an Italian, hilarious brother? Can motorcycles fly? Can Lara Croft defeat a massive fire breathing beast more times than anyone can remember?
Seriously, Mario is just as intelligent (or even more intelligent) as her. Mario is number 1 for a reason.

22 Waluigi (Super Mario) Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows ...read more.

If you watched any of my Mario characters remixes you know the song. From what we've seen Wario is the exact same for personality., he didn't make anything interesting for being unique, at least I love his design, and I agree that putting him in a game where he could shine, like what they did for Bowser Jr in Bowser Jr's journey, maybe he could become amazing. Nintendo please make a new Wario Land with Waluigi as a second player or as an alternate character with different abilities, like in Super Mario 64 DS or the lost levels.

So damn underrated, this dude's one of the classiest, funniest and most charismatic ever, he's epic in Strikers Charged, how is he not in Smash yet?

Why do I feel like I'm the only person that unironically likes Waluigi? Oh wait it's because I am.

I praise him every night and I do a satanic goat ritual and sacrifice 4 baby's with cancer to the great and might weeg!

23 Rosalina (Mario franchise) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy 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.

When I was a kid, I thought Rosalina was awesome, and I was happy that she got herself in smash 4. However, while I still think putting her in smash was a good idea, she isn't that great. Her personality amounts to be calm and caring since she is the mother of the lumas, but that's it. Sure she has a cool backstory, but when you think about it, her backstory doesn't give a lot to Super Mario Galaxy's story, it's just a bonus. Also people say that her power to reset the universe is cool, but I don't think she actually has this power (it looks more like it was the lumas entering into the black hole that causes the universe to reset), and even if she had, by seeing her in danger during Super Mario Galaxy 2, I don't think she can do that on demand, and I sincerely doubt she can decide how the universe will reset either, so she is not as powerful as people says.

Honestly, Rosalina is an OKAY character.
I'm not exactly interested in a Space Goddess.
After all, she's number 34 out of HOW MANY characters to ever exist in gaming? She's relatively high actually.

Ok guys why 729!? She is so much better than that! I was expecting her to be like 50 but not 729! She is wise caring, magical and beautiful inside and out. I don't know why she is on the bottom. Vote for her... please.

Rosalina should come in at least top 2. Why is she completely 18 times lower than Princess Peach? Rosalina is the best rival for Inky (from Pac-Man).

24 Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud Strife, more commonly known as simply "Cloud", is a fictional video game character, the main protagonist of Square's video game Final Fantasy VII, which is a role playing game released in 1997. He also is the main protagonist of the high-definition version, as well as many of its sequels and spinoffs. ...read more.

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

He might be an emo in the movie, but he's more relatable that way, in my opinion. He's been through some serious crap, guys. Several of his friends have been killed in the past few years in the movie. plus his design is kinda cool (I want his haircut, for some reason) and he wields this sword with a six foot blade that's two feet wide like it's nothing. He is a straigh up bawss and should be commended for his strength alone.

Because FF7 is my favorite game of all time, you could probably guess I have emotional ties to Cloud as well. I mean, the reason I played FF7 was because I was at a friends house and I saw a badass guy with this huge sword. I love this guy almost as much as the game he comes from.

This guy is amazing! His Buster Sword beats Link's Master Sword and he even made it into Smash Bros. In Smash, he's also literally the most OP character I've played as.

25 Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog) 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.

I had to search for Tails in this list to find him, which I was genuinely surprised by. Tails has previously been ranked as the best sidekick character in history, not just by me, but by an actual website as well! (I forget the name of the website, but it's not important)

Tails is the best character ever, undoubtedly. No one can persuade me otherwise. Oh, and listen to that other person and put Tails in Smash, will ya?

Tails is Sonics sidekick and should really be higher on this list, for starters tails is one of the only characters to catch up to sonic unless sera brings back I don't know mephiles or makes a new character. But tails really should at least be higher then Luigi. This dude should get his own game where he saves sonic and at least bring back super tails.

Also, Tails could team up with Rosalina Princess Daisy from the Mario franchise & be voiced by Chris Colfer.

Also, Tails could carry Mario up high places with his tails, but since Mario is heavy he'll need much more than 2 tails.

Tails's infrequent height after Sonic Boom: 5'2" (160 cm).

Tails's infrequent weight after Sonic Boom: 132 pounds.

Imagine an actual, non-hacked multiple genre having video game for adults by Nintendo & Sega called "Mario & Tails".

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