Top Ten Video Game Characters
The Top Ten
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! - MarioMaster101V 451 Comments
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.
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
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. - RogerMcBaloneyV 271 Comments
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.
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.
Kirby should be 1# because he's my favorite and I hate to see people who think he's horrible. But Kirby is cute, Over-Powered, and the best!
This is the 1# game franchise I playedV 177 Comments
Me and him are just alike our favorite color is green and we both have a brother who gets all the light and his favorite color is red
Luigi has always been my favorite character ever since kindergarten, yes I've known Nintendo for a while.
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.
He's my favorite fictional character
I love him
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
I love this game and this character
Don't you think it's funny that he's being ambushed and has one pistol but still stays calm? - SnoopDoggedyDogV 141 Comments
One of the best Mario characters ever. This should be #1. - MaxTheBorderCollie
Yoshi is cute he should be so much higher
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!
Yoshi can defeat any video game hero, even if they were combined with DeadpoolV 100 Comments
All it takes is one look at his face and you pass out - SnoopDoggedyDog
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.
I got a hard snake - lemur
Snake is a cool character and in smash ultimate he is one of the best characters.V 69 Comments
Bowser is the lamest video game villain ever
Bowser is much better than fortnite
He goods - lemur
How is he above John Marston aka the best character ever. - TriggerTrashKidV 16 Comments
Best thing ever mario sucks pikachu rules
He looks cute and he is strong. - TerryThebestsoccerplayer
It's a little weak
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 aV 133 Comments
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
She is dank and op
She is bootiful and strong
A great role model - MetroidisdabestV 50 Comments
Link not even in the top 10!? Seriously guys? Seriously?
I'm not saying Link is good or bad, but he's classic enough to be in the top fives the way this is going. And number 14?
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.V 54 Comments
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
He did bad things like point a shotgun at us in the cover. WHY ARE YOU POINTING A GUN AT US SO MEANS GAME should B BANND - lemur
Best character way better than Trevor Phillips, and niko bellic and is a character with great quotes, great action and and outstanding personalityV 42 Comments
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!
People are too much emotionally attached with the retro characters. Otherwise this guy is the best
Should be better than 11
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.V 87 Comments
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!
He should be laest 9th place
I like him - Beth2505
Spooky - lemurV 60 Comments
He'll no! She's bossy, ungrateful, overrated supremely annoying, graceless, not elite enough for her tall height, spoiled, stubborn & temperamental. I would put her in my video game franchise, but she is so obsessed with females & unfortunately, she has appeared the most out of any other female video game character in video gaming history, which I moderately deny.
Woah, woah, woah, Hold the phone.
Since when is she ungrateful, Temperamental and whatever else you've stated? Explain where.
Give me 5 sources of evidence.
I find it stupid how just insulting a character without any evidence source gets a lot of likes, yet well thought out comments barely get any. - Qryzx
Everyone's favorite "damsel in distress" - mlcassidy9
sexV 25 Comments
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.
This is the best character to hail in the video game industry
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
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 powerV 57 Comments
Why do I feel like I'm the only person that unironically likes Waluigi? Oh wait it's because I am.
fight me - Radzz202
He's the best it's the best game ever because it's about treasure on island's and it's a shooting game it's the best it's about treasure I played uncharted 4 first than uncharted 1 then uncharted 2 than uncharted 3 then uncharted 4 again then uncharted 5 that just came out August 2016 than uncharted 4 again then a year later I played I'm playing uncharted 4 again
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
He is the best! - CyclneV 42 Comments
Just capital e Edgy ripoff of kirby
Should be number one.
I am Meta Knight. I cannot see. Wait what. - ICader
He is epic and edgy. - ShinyEevee101V 16 Comments
Sad thing is now one remembers him - SnoopDoggedyDog
He is good - lemur
What a failiure.
He's just the best. In every way. No other character is as great as him in my opinion.V 17 Comments
People vote for him because they only played the crap new one - SnoopDoggedyDog
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.
He's handsome! He picks his nose! Is there anything more handsome? (sarcastically)V 11 Comments
She is one of the most amazing character so intelligent and brave.
They made a movie on Tomb Raider - MarioBros11
Amazing game character ever to play! I have played all the series of Lara Croft games and even completed them and I believe its the best game ever made all this time. Once we play we would never regret!
Why do people hate her? - TriggerTrashKidV 35 Comments
This would be top three but other game companies make crap new versions that completely change the game - SnoopDoggedyDog
The pac is the original gangster
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
He ate me - lemurV 47 Comments
SCORPION SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! HE THE BEST NINJA!
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 nightV 18 Comments
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
His origin story: one day. The water evaporated and created cloud. Then he rained... ) pretty dark origin story - lemur
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.V 23 Comments
Niko Bellic is my favorite Grand Theft Auto character ever... Niko my cousin lets go to the top - OreSama
I vote for siberia
The only character in the series with a real personality that doesn't want to live in the world of Grand Theft Auto it was sucked into, and had a story that doesn't involve pointless murder, but instead doing what he need to finally be free of his past.V 14 Comments
Mega man is one of the best video game characters! I love the games and the characters so much! Why is he so low?
When it got to the fifth it started to get repetitive - SnoopDoggedyDog
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?!?!V 4 Comments
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? - ICaderV 14 Comments
I am outraged that this is so low - SnoopDoggedyDog
DKC and DKC 2 will forever hold the spot in my heart for some of the best (and hardest) games I have ever played
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. - DCfnafV 4 Comments
Hey I like baby mario you freaks
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
Crying but now he's about 7 years old. Besides I love him in a friendly way.V 2 Comments
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
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
Greatest Superhero of all time... - lm10sd10
He Is Literally Batman
Should be higher than spiderman and superman then hulk should follow
Batman is legendV 1 Comment
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.
She is the best she badass
Not even words can describe how awesome Ellie is. She is probably my favourite fictional character of all time. Ellie is brave beyond everything, determined, funny, sarcastic, and strangely optimistic, even though she basically lives through hell. It is physically impossible to play the whole game and not completely love Ellie with all your heart by the end of it. Every single one of her lines are so quotable. Not to mention, all this and she's only fourteen!
Where tf is Joel? :vV 27 Comments
How come solid snake is so high and naked snake is so low - SnoopDoggedyDog
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.V 4 Comments
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 nappingV 5 Comments
He looks cool - TerryThebestsoccerplayer
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.V 2 Comments
Believe me or not, he is very smart - Radzz202
Dang why does he remind me of my little brother
A cute and evil guy
I hate him. He's so useless. Just a whiny little brat. - Smash64V 3 Comments
He did ate dick before - lemur
He ate dick before
Should be in Smash - MarioBros11
Best thing ever I love him - UsernameisrandomV 15 Comments
I love this game I've been through the great war of 2017-early 2019
A bit new to the party - SnoopDoggedyDog
Stove is good for the kitchen - lemur
Its steve what can I say it's the number 1 game of all timeV 51 Comments
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
He's the best please sega if you are reading this please make a spinoff game he's the best
He's the best he should be number one instead of the souless plumber
I love Tails!
Everyone says he's annoying but he cute little thing I loved playing with him in some games he so cute!V 21 Comments
Whoever thought about this being DK's sidekick is a genius.
Ah yes, I see 0.5% of people on here are men of culture as well. - ShadowDedede
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!V 9 Comments
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
Should be tied with Master Chief at number 1
Alongside, John Marston, Arthur is the best character in video game history.V 14 Comments
Yeah, he's really cool. I love his falcon punch
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.
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 marioV 13 Comments
How is this 31 - SnoopDoggedyDog
Crash Bandicoot Rocks Hes A Great Playable Fun Character - NuMetalRocks
Crash is my all time favourite video game character, pity activison screwed him up.
How is Crash not higher on this listV 41 Comments
GLaDOS also appears in Poker Night at the Inventory 2, as the dealer.
Yes portal is so great and the is the best character in the franchise if not video games in general
So I'm not your teammate or your partner in crime what am I boys? Shes the bad guy.
GLaDOS is just epic, and evil, and funnyV 22 Comments
He is sans from undertale. Toby said so.
MatPat is sans
12 year old kid
Casually gets hit by dogs, people, ufos, krakens, statues,
Still cries for his mom
I said enough
- A Mother Fan
Ness should be higher. He saved the WORLD!
Yeah if you think that good then look at it this way: he could have stoped the world from exploding but now everyone is in jail for breathing - UsernameisrandomV 17 Comments
Best villain of all time.. - lm10sd10
sucks - Usernameisrandom
He sucks and thinks horribly unfunny things are funny - Hummingbirdf
How is he not HIGHER in this list? HE'S AMAZING!
Different from any other villain! He's Crazy!
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