100 best heroes in video games

The most memorable, influential, and badass protagonists in games

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  • shashank-saurav - 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Only person I can think of missing from this is Alex Mercer. Ignoring Prototype 2, in Prototype 1 Alex was a true hero.
  • Fruitbat - 1 month, 1 week ago

    I think we can all agree that, whatever your opinion, the fact there are so many genuinely memorable videogame characters after a relatively short history is nothing short of incredible.
  • Overshrimp - 1 month, 1 week ago

    I havent really played most of the games here (esp. the old ones) so I really don't know who really deserves to be no.1
  • letric5 - 1 month, 1 week ago

    Honestly Master Chief definitely deserved to be higher up for sure I mean #8 really, he's the flagship Xbox 360 Hero and protagonist for the Xbox 360 Flagship series Halo for crying out loud!!!!! Also Sergeant Johnson deserves to be up there too not as high up but nonethless up there if he's on the list or not even on the list. Obviously everybody has their favorites and a list like this is rather pointless actually because everybody's opinions differ.
  • nintendo365 - 1 month, 1 week ago

    I love all the fanboy rage on this page. The only characters I can think of that were missed are, Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series. His story in itself is enough to deem him at least 80 on this list. The Legend in the Skate. series, he did cause a revolution in San Vanelona. And Roland from Borderlands. He lead the original 4 Vault hunters, Destroyed the Destroyer, Stopped the Crimson Lance Army, started and lead his own Army and did take a bullet through the spine. Also, he had one of the sickest Assault Rifles in Borderlands 2, that was the only good part about him dying. If Dizzy made it, anyone can.
  • Grivien - 1 month, 1 week ago

    I will also add. I have never hated a none existant character as much as I freaking loathe and despise the mothertrucking dovahkin moron!
  • Grivien - 1 month, 1 week ago

    What a load of bull! The characters from make your own character games don't even count sometimes! And that frakking twat Dovahkin?! That is the worst make your own character character in history! The character does'nt even freaking exist! It's a sickeningly overused image used to promote the game. It bears no resemblance to the actual joke you end up with. Skyrim is grotesquley overated, overpromoted, overhyped, garbage! I see why the planescape make your owner character was there. That's a actual and good story. But that dovahkin frakwit could'nt get any more vapid and moronic if it tried! Nier from NIER should be there. He completely unique and awesome. He's completely relentless, he's older, and he's a father. There are not a lot of fathers, or people that start at 39 in games. And few are as totally, brutally, relentless in their quest to save their daughter. He literally goes through everything and everyone in his way. Caim from Drakengard 1 should be there too. He's a rarity. A sociopath, who likes killing, killing, more killing, and his sister. A unusual and neutrel hero done in a fun way, as opposed to grinding and boring. And if we're going to have make your own character games. We may as well have these. The Courier from Fallout New Vegas. And the Fateless One from Kingdoms Of Amalur:Reckoning. Both awesome games. Both properly written backgrounds and quests.
  • nintendo365 - 1 month, 1 week ago

    Right, Dovahkiin doesnt deserve to be on this list. Especially since he single handedly saves towns from Dragons, Ancient Dragons, Frost Dragons , Dragon Priests, and various Daedric beings. Also, he doesnt deserve it because he traveled into the next life and back to stop dragons from devouring the strongest human souls. Nope, doesnt deserve it at all. And he defnitely doenst deserve it for defeating another Dovahkiin. You sound like an idiot. "The characters from make your own character games don't even count sometimes!" Who the fuck told you that? So I guess Shepard from Mass Effect doesnt count either? Or does he count because he has a designated "name"? How about the Adventurer and his children in the Fable Series? Or the Leader of the Saints in Saints Row 3? Or the Agent in Crackdown? None of them count as heroes or great leaders right? OH but the nameless hero in Fallout counts right? Do you realize that Skyrim and Fallout are almost the same game? Just one with guns and the other with swords. Theyre both even made by Bethesda... As for your argument for the "The character does'nt even freaking exist! It's a sickeningly overused image used to promote the game. It bears no resemblance to the actual joke you end up with." That applies to Shepard and all the other characters too. They need to have a base model, so people know who they play as in the cutscenes, gameplay previews and promo tools.
  • shahriyar-lk - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    BS list... where is Cloud ??? and Nathan Drake is 3rd ??? WTF I can't believe that there is no one from FF nor Warcraft series I'll bet ppl creating this list are 14 years old whom started playing video games w Uncharted series.
  • Stormskip - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mobius 1 from Ace Combat 4. Starting to fight when your nation is on the ropes, Mobius 1 single handedly destroys modern armies as he spearheads the effort to reclaim his country. What's more heroic or badass than that?
  • abdelrahman-sedik - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Dovakin 71 ..Shepard 99!!!!!!!! just who made this crappy list
  • Stalkarn - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Fucking hippie list! Packman what the -.--. that yellow dot is not a hero and Shepard omg what is greater than risking his own life saving the galaxy. Change the title of this list to "My whet hippie dreams" or something.
  • Stalkarn - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    WET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • shekoufa - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Did you morons know that "Demon Hunter" is probably one of the top most badass protagonist heroes?!! And he's not even in your top 100 list?!!! =))
  • darth heretic - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    This list is all kinds of wrong, how is Sheppard number 98 and Garrus in the top 20? How isn't Darth Revan (if you follow cannon, you'd understand why he'd be in the heroes list) not even on the list?
  • zeroryoko1974 - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Great joke list. Frogger, Kirby, random GTA characters. Aweomse.
  • joshua-myers - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hey where's Hawke?
  • court-vogelsong - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I agree that the vault dweller from fallout 3 should have been on there, that character ventured out into a land of bandits, mutants, and ghouls in search of his only surviving parent and kicked ass! Also I think it's total bullshit dovahkiin was number 71. The dragonborn is one of the most badass hero's I've had the pleasure of playing and he makes the game which you said yourself is one of the best games of all times!
  • El Noodles - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Knights - Castle Crashers Dante - Dante's Inferno Sgt. Johnson - Halo Salem & Rios - Army of Two Cave Johnson - Portal 2(a hero for science)
  • Blackth0rn - 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I skimmed through these, face palmed, and walked away to regain my IQ points.

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