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 ...read 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.

Pretty good character and brother if I must say myself - zeebeethedog

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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.

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

SoNiC's ScHoOlHoUsE - zeebeethedog

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3 Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief (Halo Series) MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

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

Master Chief redefined the term one-man army. Let's see Lara Croft or Mario save the universe single-handedly and revamp an entire video game genre. Oh that's right they can't. Master Chief should be #1

A pretty chill and cool dude. When he wants to kill some aliens’ butts, then he’s just a badass. The others are cool too. - NightJinx

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4 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.

By far the best character ever invented. Kirby games are like Mario games, but actually make sense. And that loser Ash Ketchum isn't even in any video games. If you are talking Kanto, he's RED, not "Ash".

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

His powers are so neat because they could be anything. He's a cute pink puff that's so bad ass that he can beat up a large bird with a hammer and a dark night. - Thanatos

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5 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 screams badass! He is just badass in every way! He got that deep raspy voice that just screams rugged and tough, he is charismastic, he has great courage, and he has strong determination and he will do whatever it takes to make sure the world and its inhabitants are in safe hands! He sacrifices so much for the betterment of the world! Truly a noble, brave, and tough-ass character!

"Killing is just one of those things that gets easier the more you do it"- Solid Snake.

Solid snake is the best game character out there. the story to snake is great and really interesting. plus solid snake is a bad ass who saves the world a few times whilst being tortured and everything. snake deserves to be number 1

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6 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 ...read more.

Luigi is nice and generous and has a heart and daisy helps him become better than Mario. Luigi is very caring I hope he has a kid one day and he saved peach from Peasly! Yes he risked him to help Peach. Superstar saga should give him credit and peach should bake him a cake he saved her!

He walks on water, fights against his fears, slows down time, is able to find a hot-air balloon in the Mushroom Kingdom (seriously, where did he take them from? ) and many other awesome stuff. And he never gets attention. He's like Link from the Faces of Evil! ("I saved you from Ganon! " "You did not...")

Luigi might play second fiddle in almost every Mario game, but this quirky plumber still manages to differentiate himself from his brother. While Mario is your run-of-the-mill protagonist, Luigi has a ton more personality and character development. Luigi is a little cowardly but that only makes him more likable and relatable to players. He's funny and especially kind and loyal to his friends. He's an underdog that every player ends up rooting for.

yes.

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7 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.

Come on it's samus she defeat a entire planet alone, she made think a entire generation that she was a men nly to show that it is a woman

She kicks serious ass. I mean, seriously, she's better than L ara Croft will ever be. She should be number one! 1#! SAMUS ARAN RULES!

Before her all Nintendo women were "damsel in distress" cliches. Then, Samus came in. The best planet-destroying badass ever made.

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8 Yoshi (Mario Series) Yoshi (Mario Series)

As cute as Kirby, Pikachu, and Sackboy combined. This guy gets to you every time.

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.

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. - Imreallyboredrightnow

I love yoshi

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9 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!

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.

It's not fair to compare this character with others in this list, Ezio and Altair are more than main game character they are completely alive and sensible...

Sex he is good

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10 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

I 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)

You choose one Pokemon out of 700, and it's the one from the anime. Not even classified as a character, characters have feelings and personalities.

Pikachu is one of the most famous characters. He's the star of more products than sonic will ever be. By the way, pikachu is a he, his tail isn't in the shape of a heart.

The best

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The Newcomers

? Malus (Shadow of the Colossus) Malus (Shadow of the Colossus)
? The Killmaster (Brutal Legend) The Killmaster (Brutal Legend)

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!

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

Shadow the most badass and the baddest boy in the sonic series he's cool, has guns, can reach up to sonics speed and has powerful chaos powers like chaos spear, chaos rift, chaos blast and chaos control

I love Shadow! He’s faster, cooler, and more badass than Sonic. When I first saw Shadow, I thought he was better than any Sonic character. Shadow should be higher than Sonic - KingSlayer93316

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12 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

Nathan drake should be in first place, compared to mario and sonic and most of the character's before him on the list, nate is more relate able than most of them because unlike most of the other characters, he's just a normal guy who feels pain and has emotions, which is hard to see in many other game characters, drake's character has been built up greatly throughout the games so gamers can actually feel like there are things that they have in common with the character

The Uncharted series is awesome. It has everything from those adventure movies: The mentor, the girl, the crazy bad guy (who dies), and the smart-talking adventurer. Oh yeah, and they end up destroying what they were searching for. (Bye-bye, El Dorado)

Gets me going

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13 Kratos (God Of War) Kratos (God Of War)

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

All hail kratos, the most badass character in gaming history!

Without a moment of doubt, Kratos surpasses all the other options and does it BY FAR! Through the total history of characters in video games, never have I ever seen such a cool, God-killing character! Mario?! Are you SERIOUSLY SERIOUS?!

Best of al time in videogames

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14 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

EPIC! #1 should be him, Vincent or Sephiroth. - CyraxQC

He certainly has a lot more depth and character than some of the other characters on this list (Master Chief, Mario... I'm looking at you)

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

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15 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 ...read more.

Bowser, he is a turtle and dragon combined he sucks at stealing princesses and is terrible at killing plumbers. However there are those times where Bowser is victorious (kinda), when Mario runs out of lives!

108, seriously. I love Tails and I think he should be up there, but Bowser 150% should be at least the best villain. He's Bowser! come on!

Pac-Man (6'2") saves Amy Rose (5'10") from King Bowser (8'8") whom Proto-Man (6'7") makes fun of while supporting him.

I demand to know why the greatest video game villain is not alongside the greatest video game character of all time. He’s the first dude you’ll think of for video game villains most of the time!

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16 John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)

No doubt he is the best. He sacrificed himself for his family. Everyman must do it he is real hero.

HE HAS ACTUAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! Enough SAID! - q1q1q1q1q1

Deep and rich character. Totally a tough guy but some sense on right and wrong. All what matters is safety of those he loves - in any cost. A true hero.

Why is he under "gotta sweep"?
This is some BS he is the best damn character in video game history

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17 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.

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!

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

Person who says Mario is old, you are wrong. Mario CAN fight, climb, swim, and flip! Can Lara Croft stomp? I'm actually not really sure. Mario can also hop, ride Yoshi, throw fire balls, freeze stuff, kick Baby Yoshi, ride a Mario Kart, and much more! Mario is so much more BETTER. - VideoGameTiger

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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18 Princess Peach (Mario series) Princess Peach (Mario series) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in ...read more.

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.

Stop hating, if it wasn't for peach there wouldn't be a story for the game, she is a crucial character for the games. Look at it this way she hasn't been kidnapped for like 3 years or more now, she takes a more lead role as a main playable character these days instead of being the main support character which I really love! GOD SAVE THE PRINCESS!

Why does everyone hate her? No really just wondering? I mean she is the reason most of the games happen and she's not overrated because everyone here hates her! - DCfnaf

Yay
For some reason when I was 4 I was obsessed with her character for no reason
I always use her in Mario Run!

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19 Dante (Devil May Cry Series) Dante (Devil May Cry Series)

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

Hail Dante! Dante could kick these other guy's a$$es!
- MegaToolica1

Dante is the best.He is a half demon,half human who is really badass and can slay any demon but can be cheesy at times.Who wouldn't be cooler than that.Dante would kick the assess of all the characters above him except for maybe Master Chief or Solid Snake.-LitSavage

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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.

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

167?!?! WHAT?! Pac-Man is a classic! He should be in the top 10. - Garythesnail

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.

I just...like him for some strange reason.

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21 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.

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

Remember in Deception when it turned out he was the chosen warrior of the Elder Gods and RIPPED OPEN THE DRAGON KING ONAGA'S BODY OPEN AND JUMPED THROUGH IT

Let me say that Mortal Kombat started with scorpion! I wonder, did the maker of this game had ever been bitten by a scorpion. If yes, it explains everything. Lol. - EdwardSim

who better

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22 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.

The purple dragon of fun-loving adventure.

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 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 my favourite. Spyro was the first game I ever played derserves to be number 1!
Memories and treasures...

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23 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.

Crash Bandicoot Rocks Hes A Great Playable Fun Character - NuMetalRocks

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

Crash as such a playful guy and even though he was mute and was kinda of dumb, he always meant well and could clearly express his emotions. - CopycatTheUnknown

Best character ever

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24 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 ...read more.

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. - wjacob313

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. - Mewbosses

He is awesome, with his sword and cape and wings and gigantic Battleship Halberd, and his mask, pretty boss to me.

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

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25 Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV) Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)

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

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.

My favorite character of all time and my favorite single player experience was from Grand Theft Auto IV. If that game and story had any other main character it would have failed. Niko made that story work and also thrive.

Best video game character ever

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26 Commander Shepard (Mass Effect 2)

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?

Deserves to be up higher, at least the top ten. He and his squad has saved the world on a galactic scale. Plus the game offers a great story and is a top RPG.

She is an awesome character! Sarcastic and badass.

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27 Ellie (The Last Of Us) Ellie (The Last Of Us)

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.

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!

The definition of a teenage badass, and immune to zombies! I'm 14, and if someone wanted to take me over halfway across the country on foot during a zombie apocalypse with a complete stranger, I'd be like "HELL NO! " But Ellie just went with it. That girl deserves everything. Not to mention she had all the funny lines.

Should be in the top 10 at the very least!

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28 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.

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.

I like Wario. He’s my main character in Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart. I think he’s better than Mario, to be honest. Wario has a good backstory (Mario does too, but Wario’s backstory is better) and he doesn’t always run around to castles to save a princess, only to be told that she’s “in another castle” all the time. Also, how is Wario lower than Peach? I don’t hate Peach, but I think Wario is better than her - KingSlayer93316

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29 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.

Bowser Jr. could be voiced by Eminem.

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

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

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 see yoshi in the top 15 but not big boss

Snake is just so great in all different way's I definitely prefer him better than solid snake. Because he's way funnier, he was the first to save the world before snake, he eats basically anything, he invented CQC, he smokes cigars and he created the MSF and diamond dogs. Also without him Metal Gear Solid wouldn't even exist. Also he fultons people and you know how fun that is.

Solid snake is no more than a clone of the "Best soldier of thz 20th century, He was the one that developped the CQC with the boss and the one who had the hardest past, Solid, Liquid or Solidus doesn'tstand a chance against him. He deserve waay better than this rank...

31 Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)

For me, Garrus is number one. He is a walking contradiction and a perfect representation for the mess in our heads and trying to keep sane. He is an amazing lover (if you want him to be), even a better friend and the best companion a game has ever seen. Also he's a great calibrator.

Wait only 33 rank character. Garrison was one of the best video games characters ever. Definitely should be ranked higher with the other Mass effect characters.

I'd Personally put Garrus and Shepard in the same spot its hard to say which is better

Why is Garrus not right up there with Shepard?

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32 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 ...read more.

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).

Rosalina may not be a main character, but she brings so much depth to an otherwise two dimensional cast of characters. Rosalina is wonderful.

Why is she this low on the list? Rosalina is a great character! - DCfnaf

TEAM ROSALINA!

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33 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 wicked ...read more.

This guy needs his own game he is the tallest brother and he's purple and he has the coolest logo in the Mario series

This guy needs his own game he is the tallest brother he's purple he has a cool logo and he has an awesome moustache

Waluigi number one! - Torchpost

WAH

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34 Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum / City) Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum / City) The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

How is he not HIGHER in this list? HE'S AMAZING!
Different from any other villain! He's Crazy!

Come on... He's The Joker... Nothing much is needed to speak... He is a guy capable to things no other villains in DC comics can. Even the most powerful ones... After brains are better than brawns...

He's THE JOKER he could kill Mario to be honest

The craziest and best villian in the world of Batman- XxZenPlaysxX (Zen Hartt)

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35 Captain Price (Modern Warfare 1,2) Captain Price (Modern Warfare 1,2)

The Man, The Captain, The Leader, The Myth, The LEGEND! Captain Price is one of biggest badasses in Video Game history and the greatest character in Call of Duty history. He's always there to answer the call of duty and should be at least in the top 20

What I mean character like lara croft who just jumps on the rope like money is in top ten and the noblest captain price us stands on 19th well I salute developers of Call of Duty for this magical character

Just best of the best. Better then chuck norris anyways.
Before sleeping, chuck is first looking for this man in his closet and under his bed

HE IS THE BEST EVER... HE STAYS EVER IN THE MINDS WHO HAS PLAYED MODERN WARFARE. HE IS THE LEGEND

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36 Leon (Resident Evil)

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

Got any smokes “Got Gum”. - Ninjaturtlesforpresident

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37 Steve (Minecraft) Steve (Minecraft)

WHY IS THE HERO OF THE GREATEST SANDBOX GAME AND THE GOOD SIDE OF THE SPIRIT OF MINECRAFT DOING IN THIS LITTER BOX NUMBER?! Seriously, if Steve's not here in Minecraft, then this game will be ashes on the hands of mobs and Herobrine right now. And if you think Notch will save the day, he won't. He's already sided with Herobrine if you must know.

What is wrong with all of you?

This is why I hate the Minecraft Community, AND I'M IN IT. IT'S THAT BAD. - mattstat716

"Wow. I didn't know I was on a list of the best video game characters! " Think, users, THINK! Steve is YOU! YOU aren't a character in any game, unless your skin is based off of yourself, or you're a Mii. - lamourieparkinson

no - TheInsomniac

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38 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.

The best video game character of all time, this is the true number one.

This is the only time I did not predict the top 3. LINK AT 34?! WHAT IS THIS!

How is link a new comer - Tisme_draGON

44? The hell?

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39 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.

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".

How is Tails down here in 187 while sonic is number 6 he should be at least in the 50's in this list

Tails deserves to be higher! He's an amazing character and needs to come higher! He's super unique and is just as recognizable as Sonic and Mario! I just love this ball of fluff.

He should be in 1st place. I like him better than the plumber :P - ACKREIK

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40 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

Yaaas He was extra sarcastic and grimey real ruthless cut throat and the movie was cold 2 - mountainhawk

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41 Sora (Kingdom Hearts Franchise)

the best swordsmen in the worlds!
he should be the best! unless Riku is an option, then he should be the best.

Sora can defeat a bunch of enemies with a giant key, knows magic, who knows how but he can speak to animals, and he is only 15

I grew up playing Kingdom Hearts and I'm pretty dissapointed that Sora isn't on the top ten, It would've been rather tear-jerking to see him on the top ten, 91 is no place for a hero

cute

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42 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 ...read more.

Hell no, he's obnoxious with his voice he should get replaced by Toadette.

Make him in the top 300 at least

He should be in the top 15

He’s adorable - NightJinx

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43 Altair (Assassin's Creed)

Altair should be second on this list. And Ezio should be the first. Assassins Creed isn't like any other game... Its an epic in itself..

Yeah I think He and Ezio should be at the top they are like the most popular assassins out I mean everybody loves dark figures in the hoodie

Ezio is a Marty Stu, that's it.
Sure, Altair doesn't have much of a personality in AC1 because at the time Ubisoft didn't know what to do that's why the first game wasn't as good as the other games, not to mention the terrible American voice BUT believe or not he was more human than Ezio, how? Well, he made a lot of mistakes and got punished, Ezio, on the other hand, is worshipped by the other characters, causes a disaster, surprise! You are our mentor!
Also, the codex pages reveal another side of him, his emotions, his thoughts and that he was an artist.
Ubisoft did know that they made terrible mistakes with him, that's why they finally made things right, they gave him a perfect accent and a great leader's personality. I don't care if Ezio was more "charming" and had a sense of humor, Altair rebuilt the Order, spread it, killed Genghis Khan, had the apple for over 60 years without allowing it to currupt him, invented many weapons including the hidden gun, all while raising a ...more

Man I love Altair

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44 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.

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

King DeDeDe's best voice actor is Rick Ross.

Also, King DeDeDe deserves to be at least top 2. I can't even believe Princess Peach is top 25.

An underrated antagonist!

HEHEHE I AM A SUPAH STAR WARRIA - VeryPissedOffCinnabon

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45 Red (Pokemon) Red (Pokemon)

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.

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.

Think about the rankings of this list. Mario is 1 and Link is 2. If main characters from some of the most famous game series are in the top 5, and pokemon is definitely an extremely well known and famous series, then why is Red not at least in the top 5? - Dat_GT_dough

How can you guys even consider this nonhuman? It doesn't even speak. - NailgunJesus

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46 Joel (The Last of Us) Joel (The Last of Us)

Joel and Ellie I think are the greatest video game characters of all time

He should be higher on this list

Joel should be number 1.

JOEL SHOULD BE AT THE TOP

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47 Baby Mario (Mario) Baby Mario (Mario)

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

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

48 Clementine (The Walking Dead)

Should be way higher. At least in the top 20. She's been in situations that would make grown men wet themselves. Way badass.

Almost as good as a charge yet as Lee, this was without doubt my favorite supporting character from the first game, and is doing a great job in the lead role in the second.

She's one of the cutest!

One of the most evolved video game characters of all time. She is amazing. - EJ0602

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49 The Prince (Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, Warrior Within, Thet Two Thrones)

He is awesome sadly underrated.

Such a multifaceted character for a such multifaceted game

Smartest character of all

50 Bomberman (Bomberman) Bomberman (Bomberman)

He should be top 1, or at least top 5! He'd make a perfect partner to Princess Daisy from the Mario franchise.

How is this so low?!

Bomber man will never be nowhere near Marios Rank, which is Number 1

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