Top Ten Video Game Characters

The Top Ten Video Game Characters

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 more.

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

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

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

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

Mario is the best in everything.

He should be number one.

Mario s US is the best, Mario forever.

He is better than Lara Croft.

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

Mario, the plumber that started it all. Mario has saved peach millions of times and has even deafeted bowser millions of times. But what makes mario games so fun and enjoyable is the fact there is free roam. Games like sonic and pac-man have like flat screen and there are little places you can go, sure super Mario maker has you running along at the speed of sound, but I'm talking about games such as Mario odyssey.

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.

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

Despite all the bad games, sonic is becoming more popular then Mario, speaking of Mario, why is sonic second, Mario should at least be 3rd but come one give them both credit, but sonic has even got his own spot on smash brothers, if only that added tails or shadow. But every time I'm feeling sad sonic always teaches me to be a better person and stand up to bully's.

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.

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 at least be higher then Mario, he is super adorable and is a force to be recond with. Kirby can exorb powers by sucking in his foes and take there powers and they end up in the pocket dimension inside him. Kirby really should be higher.

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".

4 Luigi (Mario Series) Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario more.

Luigi may be in Mario's shadow all the time but give the dude some credit, he has saved Mario sometimes and was even brave enough to confront king boo. Luigi has also some better stats then Mario, Luigi is faster, can jump higher, and is more agile, given the fact, that Mario is fat and luigis skinny. But if Mario is defeated one of the only options left is Luigi

He's pretty brave for facing his biggest fear to save his brother Mario

He was the green Mario until 2001 when he was the main person in Luigis mansion where he saved Mario from king boo and got a year to himself

What makes Luigi better than Mario for me is that he has weaknesses that make him shine in his greatest moments, and make you care for him. - Eclipsmon

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

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

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

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

He has a special device in his crotch that jacks him off to relieve combat stress. Enough said

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

6 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.

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

Yoshi has been with Mario since Mario world so he is a green cute dinosaur from yosho island

Yoshi has been abused, punched and beaten by Mario, but this meme is a legend. He is welcome to join team sonic. He is also is a target for the fbi.

I love Yoshi when I played Mario kart I always picked him no matter what course of kart

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.

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.

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

8 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.

He is the mascot of Pokemon and game freak he was made in Pokemon red and blue which was made in 1996 and got his own game in 1998

Pikachu is so cute! He (or she, don't get mad at me) is adorable and I love them!

When you vote for Pikachu, which Pikachu are you talking about. - Eclipsmon

Pokemon is my favorite franchize and pikachu is sooo cute! Why did they not put Drednaw on this list?

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 more.

Bowser is the rival of Mario and has been since the 14th July 1993 and he owns are a army

Bowser is Mario's number one villain. Even though bowser is evil he actually teaches a life lesson, to never give up. Bowsers giga bowser state is far stronger than Mario and is super powerful.

Bowser is a good mixup for a goofy and a impozing. He is very funny in games like the RPGs, but he is also very impozing in games like galaxy and especially odyssey. - Eclipsmon

I forgot to mention he is my main in smash ultimate for now which is cool. - Eclipsmon

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!

10 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.

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

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!

The Newcomers

? X6-88 (Fallout 4)
? Zeraora (Pokemon)

The Contenders

11 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.

Shadow is the good/evil counterpart of sonic. He also got his own game which was a disaster but shadow is still really cool. He uses chaos control and may seem like an evil warlord but at the end of the day shadow still misses Maria and really cares about saving then world.

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!

I like his backstory quite a bit, but shadow suffer from what I would call the Zero syndrome. He is more a character that stand out for what happened to him than a character that stand out for his personality or his actions. Not that he didn't do anything though. I love the sacrifice he made at the end of SA2 especially. Overall though he is decent, but I don't like him as much as other people. - Eclipsmon

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

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

Well, he doesn't have any personality. Sure there are games where link shows more personality, like in Wind Waker, but I don't care a lot about him. - Eclipsmon

He is the best. he is not fat unlike Mario. He kills people be swinging a sword not bopping them on the head! He should be #1!

I understand why people are upset that link is this low, I think he should 3rd (behind master chief and the arbiter)

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

13 Princess Peach (Mario series) Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario more.

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 - Eclipsmon

Why people hatin this girl cause she has blonde hair and she likes pink what are yall people retarded

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!

But it's the same story every single time. Spinoffs prove we don't need Peach for a story. - MasterCreepy

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

14 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!

He's not better than Altair, but he is still a solid character with a (very) emotional story. He needs to be higher on this list.

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.

People are too much emotionally attached with the retro characters. Otherwise this guy is the best

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

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


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

16 Kratos (God Of War)

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

The new God of War is amazing. and this character is so fun to play.

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

17 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 year of the dragon was the first video game I have ever played and I'm 12. worth it.

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

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!

The purple dragon of fun-loving adventure.

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

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. - Eclipsmon

He is the anti hero in Kirby and always wears a mask and haves different forms

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

19 Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)

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

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)

20 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

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

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

21 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

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

This would be top three but other game companies make crap new versions that completely change the game - SnoopDoggedyDog

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.

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 more.

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

Our sweet purple prince
Memes aiside I love this dude he's so weird and funny

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. - Eclipsmon

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

23 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.

If I didn't played any of the Mario RPGs Wario would be my favorite Mario character. He is just so funny and I love how jealous he is to Mario. He is also very cool to watch and play in smash, has a great design that perfectly captures his character, and while normally I don't think main characters contribute to the quality of the game (for example, I don't think the quality of Mario and Zelda would lowered if you played someone else than Mario or Link), Wario has a motivation to get more money that is more interesting than just saving one princess or something like that which makes Wario a character that if Wario Land didn't have, the games would still be good but not as good. That is unless of course you replace him by someone even better but it might be a little hard. - Eclipsmon

People vote for him because they only played the crap new one - SnoopDoggedyDog

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)

24 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

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$$.

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

25 Steve (Minecraft)

Steve is the star in mine craft which was made in 2009 he is the basic avatar in mine craft along with Alex he is only a avatar so he is technically not a character just a avatar but he is still a good character

He kills monsters for a living and uses their dead body parts.

I'm not sure about that, but I think Steve is just a skin. If that's the case, it's not really a character, and even then he is like most of the boring silent protaginist. - Eclipsmon

I vote steve because he is my second favorite character. but seriously, wheres sans on this list?!

26 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

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

The two best lines in video games. "Toasty! " and "Get over here! "

27 Mega-Man (Mega Man Series)

I might love Megaman's games Megaman, (at least the classic one) isn't close to be my favorite video game character. Megaman is just a robot made to save the world basically. He do have cool powers though. - Eclipsmon

Mega man is one of the best video game characters! I love the games and the characters so much! Why is he so low?

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?!?!

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

How is Dante only 27 on this list. A demon hunter who actually happens to be half demon himself, with kickass weapons and powers plus his comebacks. Epic character - DarkBoi-X

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

29 Rosalina (Mario franchise) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games more.

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. - Eclipsmon

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

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

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).

Exactly. At least THIS character knows how to defend herself and she knows what she's doing! Unlike Peach. - MasterCreepy

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

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.

Niko is the best. What a character. An unstoppable character... Nike rocks

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

I think he is decent, but Sega kind of drop the ball by never mentioning his role to protect the Master Emerald since sonic heroes. Now he is just kind of there. - Eclipsmon

He's just really really awesome. His moves in sonic games are really cool. His style is awesome. And I really think he should be in one of the top numbers. Though Knuckles isn't someone everyone likes, I think he should be beside Sonic.

Knuckles The Echina Is A character from Sonic the hedgehog series He Debuted in Sonic 3/Sonic and Knuckles and so he’d been with team sonic with Battles against the Evil Doctor Robotnik

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.

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

Donkey kong is the main character in two games Donkey Kong Country and the old donkey kong arcade the donkey kong arcade was made in 1981 and the Donkey Kong Country was made in 1994

I like his expressions in smash bros, but like Mario he doesn't get a lot of personality. - Eclipsmon

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.

33 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, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has more.

Toad is better than Mario! Go away, follow me on twitter! (That's just a joke)

Best thing ever I love him - Usernameisrandom

He is more like a Mushroom.
O Lord, My Beloved Lord, save me from the Nintendo fanbase. - TriggerTrashKid

Why is this cute little mushroom OUT OF the top 25?

34 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.

First video game character I ever played as. I love him so much.

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

35 Batman (Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City)

Should be higher than spiderman and superman then hulk should follow

Greatest Superhero of all time... - lm10sd10

He Is Literally Batman

Batman is legend

36 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.

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.

Favorite Sonic character
Favorite video game character
Favorite fictional thing ever

I like how by meeting Sonic, he got confidence in himself. He is also a smart inventor, so that's cool. Very nice character for the Sonic universe. - Eclipsmon


37 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. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

He was a pretty decent and actually pretty badass character in the main series, but since Bower Jr's journey, where he got an awesome character developpment and is pretty funny, he went from one of my favorite characters when I was a kid but then became just okay for me, to my second favorite Mario character of all time. - Eclipsmon

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

A cute and evil guy

Dang why does he remind me of my little brother

38 Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series) Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

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

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

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

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

39 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.

You're pretty good!

Should be at number 1

How come solid snake is so high and naked snake is so low - SnoopDoggedyDog

I see yoshi in the top 15 but not big boss

40 Princess Daisy (Mario Series) Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland. more.

*Big breathing*

Note: The following content is Eclipsmon that is very sick of people liking Daisy for superficial reasons. Please know that at the end of the day, Eclipsmon still respects you, and invite you to make a reply if you disagree with him. Now, you may continue your lecture.

Daisy might be my least favorite video game character of all time. I don't say she is objectively the worst character since she technically done nothing wrong (besides annoying some people with her voice, but I don't even care about that). Actually she literally did nothing, but I'm getting ahead of myself. The reason why I dislike Daisy, is because of the people saying that Daisy is so great for reasons that I judge to be totally wrong, and saying Peach is bad at the same time. Well now, here are some of those reasons why people like Daisy.

So apparently without her Super Mario Land 2 wouldn't exist which is my favorite 2d Mario by the way, and Wario wouldn't exist either. So first, ...more - Eclipsmon

Daisy's awesome. According to her bios in the Mario Party handbooks (ah, remember the good ol' days when handbooks included character bios? ), Daisy's a bit of a tomboy. She shows that just because a girl is a dress wearing princess, it doesn't mean she can't be a tomboy. Plus, Daisy's hardly, if ever, kidnapped. She's better than Peach, at any rate.

Well I got kidnapped less often than Daisy, and since Daisy is a girl that acts like a boy and that I am a boy that acts like a boy, which means that I have the same good traits of Daisy, does that mean I am objectively better than Daisy by your standards. Oh yeah, I'm not because I don't wear a dress. Someone that wear a dress is so much better than someone that doesn't.

In case you didn't know it was sarcasm. - Eclipsmon

Best princess in Mario because she doesn't get kidnapped all the time. - Smash64

Come on guys she's awesome! She's a tomboy because she love the sports, she never wears make up, she sometimes prefer pants to the skirt and she's super atletique ( she wears a dress because she's a princess and the princesses wears a dress of course) and she's sassy and useful in sport games.

41 Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.

When you say charizard is your favorite character, which charizard are you talking about. - Eclipsmon

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?

42 Sans (Undertale) Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.

Oh boy, if you know me, you know that I love undertale. However, at the time I'm doing this comment, I didn't really talk about this game. But now here I am, and this is my first comment related to undertale.

At the moment I make this comment, Sans is consider on TheTopTens to be the most overrated video game character of all time. Even though I understand why people find him overrated because of all the memes, I think being THE most overrated character is over exaggerated. Unlike characters, like Mario or Link, that are popular only because they are the protagonists of very good games, Sans became extremely popular because he is a very good character. After all, undertale doesn't have a mascot, so yeah. And while I like having different opinions than others to make very good discussions, I have to agree that Sans is very good. I would even go as far as saying it's my second favorite undertale character, and my third favorite video game character.

So why do I love Sans? ...more - Eclipsmon

How is he so low? he is the greatest video game character of all time, despite all the memes he's still my favourite video game character - Doglover2007

How is he so low? I know some people think he's quite overrated, but his personality is so layered. it makes him unique.

No one votes for him because he is so low on the list. He is a really good character and has a lot of unexplained story.

43 Lucario (Pokemon) Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

Lucario is one of my favorite pokemon of all time, however Lucario is a specie not a character. Therefore I will say the same thing I said every time there was a specie on the list.

When you say Lucario is your favorite character, which Lucario are you talking about? - Eclipsmon

Lucario should be way higher. - Smash64

My favourite video game character of all time. - Liam31idents

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

44 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.

Really funny to watch in smash bros, but otherwise he is not that good as a character. I do like his rivalry with Kirby, and how he put his different aside to help Kirby during the Crystal Shards and other games in the series. - Eclipsmon

My mans can ledgetrap people to hell and back in Ult holy hell

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.

45 Diddy Kong (Mario Series) Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

Whoever thought about this being DK's sidekick is a genius.

46 Ryu (Street Fighter) Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

"Ryu is like the Kevin Bacon of video game crossovers. If you haven't been punched in the face by Ryu, you've probably met someone who has"

He's bad ass he's better then cammy and my favourite capcom character

Sick ass character. awesome dude

Why isn't this guy higher?

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

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.

Ellie is with out a doubt a good character but I can understand why some people might like Ezio more because there are more assassins creed but I still can't wait to see how this character evolves especially with the new game rumors. This is why I think she is the best gaming character.

48 Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.

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

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

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

He is a classic.

49 Michael de Santa (Grand Theft Auto V) Michael De Santa, formerly Michael Townley, is one of the three protagonists in Grand Theft Auto V, along with Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
50 Captain Falcon (F-Zero Series) Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

Let's be honest, Falcon was nothing before smash. In smash, he is a very flashy and badass character. - Eclipsmon

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

Your friendly neighborhood captain is here. - Smash64

Yeah, he's really cool. I love his falcon punch

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