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Submitted by Pozzle 1290d ago | opinion piece

Five Annoying Video Game Characters

Zero1gaming writes:

Gaming is a personal experience. What one person sees as a vast world waiting to be explored, another sees as a lifeless plain with things way too far apart, but there is one thing that all gamers can agree on, stupid annoying characters.

Almost every game and every franchise has at least one character that makes you want to gouge out your own eyes or rip out the HDD of your console and burn it, below you will find a selection of these characters that really grind our gears! (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Final Fantasy VIII, PC, PS3, Resident Evil 5, Retro, Xbox 360)

user5467007  +   1290d ago
Wow...picking Rinoa over so many other annoying FF characters. Especialy the ones we see in FF13

I found Rinoas personality pretty realistic in FF8, she neve really was clingy over main character Squall for the entire game she was either too busy annoying him over how closed he was emotionaly, focused on her Timber Owl group or torn over Seifer to see if he was the man she actually loved or just lusted after.

Basicaly he character was the reason for Squalls great character development. From a lonely selfish jerk to a brave heoric leader. She's the one who pushed him and kept trying to get through to him. It was great to see the build up and transformation of his character over the course of the discs. The hug you see in Disc 3 when he saves Rinoa from the sorceress memorial place is much more rewarding because of the build up leading to it. Even the final kiss at the end of the game.

I really didn't think there was anything wrong with Rinoa I just wish they had given her more scenes where she appeared stronger instead of breaking down like most typical FF girls.
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Godmars290  +   1290d ago
What? Vanille literally ties with Rinoa for #3, though after your defense its clear she should have been the only FF character listed. Even Hope was better than her.

Ties with her on the guy's list. And while Hope was a lousy character, at least his convoluted revenge sub-plot with Snow kind of made him more relevant to the milk-water story. Rinoa was better than both of them by several degrees, though the general scale doesn't put her high on my fav FF character list.

I mean Waka's higher and that only because John DiMaggo did his voice.
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user5467007  +   1290d ago
Hope was better then Rinoa as a character and Vanille ties to her :O




Get out
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1290d ago
Rinoa was a great character, I actually cared about her and all the crap she went through when..


she got possessed and Squall had to save her, oh man it was a brilliant and touching scene when they are both lost in space with the oxygen running out.

Also how can you compare her with Vanille?
Final Fantasy XIII was full of dull boring characters not once did I ever get the same feeling in that game as I did with the space scene in FFVIII.
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Ares84HU  +   1290d ago
I don't know what this argument is about but when it comes to FF all characters are a tie.

THE most annoying characters ever created can be found in FF. All of them annoy the hell out of me. I couldn't play more than two hours with FF13 because of the annoying and cheese characters. Everything in that game was so damn gay.
gaffyh  +   1290d ago
There were two twins in Infinite Undiscovery that were REALLY annoying. It was actually one of the reasons I stopped playing the game. There were also some annoying kids in Lost Odyssey, but they weren't as bad.
maddfoxx  +   1290d ago
"she neve really was clingy over main character Squall for the entire game she was either too busy *annoying* him. . ."

Like how you tried to redeem her and then ended up calling her annoying. Hell, clinginess is annoying in its own right. Admit it, there is no other way to describe Rinoa.
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user5467007  +   1290d ago
I didn't call her annoying...I said she annoyed Squall, making fun of him, for being so emotionaly closed. It was a bit of fun on Rinoas part and it was funny how uncomfortable she made Squall
maddfoxx  +   1290d ago
To be fair, you did list some annoying qualities. A lot of people find Rinoa annoying. You even said she was clingy and makes the other characters feel annoying. Those are annoying qualities

I find her annoying because she is very pushy, immature, always throwing fits, always needing to be saved, etc. She has some of the qualities that men hate in women.
crxss  +   1290d ago
i personally loved Rinoa, she was hot and motivates Squall to actually do something, as in the entire FF8 story.
Pozzle  +   1290d ago
I agree. One of the things I've always liked about FFVIII is that the main characters are teenagers who (for the most part) act like real teenagers. They make mistakes, they have flaws, they sometimes act immature or annoying, and they often say and do things that teenagers (no, regular PEOPLE) would do. And that's not a bad thing imo. I've played too many RPGs where the teenage characters either act far too old for their age, or speak in bizarre Shakespearean esque dialogue, or just act in ways that no normal person would act.

But FFVIII's characters usually made sense to me. Even when I didn't agree with them, I could usually see where they were coming from, or why they were doing what they were doing. Even when I was yelling at the screen things like "No, Rinoa! The sorceress will kill you if you try to put that bracelet on her!!" I could still understand why she chose to put herself in such a situation. Her motives made sense...even though you could usually see that they would end in failure.

Does Rinoa have her annoying moments? Yes...what person doesn't? Does that make her an annoying character? Not in my opinion. Sure, she does need a lot of saving in FFVIII. But it never seemed pointless to me. I never got the impression she was a damsel in distress just for the sake of being a damsel in distress. She usually got into such situations by either trying to help the team out (and in doing so, biting off more than she can chew) or because more powerful forces put her in that situation (which would then advance the plot). And even though she did need a lot of saving from Squall and the gang, I never really thought she was weak because of it. She kept on fighting and staying strong. Even after all the times she screwed up and/or saw herself as useless. And that made her a pretty cool character imo.

/sorry for the essay
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310dodo  +   1290d ago
I found rinoas to be realistic too

oh man how can they pick rinoa!!!?

specialguest  +   1290d ago
I agree about the Rinoas realistic personality
The character development in FF8 in my opinion was strong. Rinoas' personality from the high points of her character to her petty flaws and the way she interacts with Squall made her realistic.

There are many games where female characters are often portrayed in a cliche-ish way. A sort of flawed way that a typical male would imagine a female character should act like, influenced by pop culture. With Rinoa in FF8, you could easily imagine or even know real girls who have similar personalities as she does.
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MRMagoo123  +   1289d ago
I wasnt annoyed by rinoa at all in ff8 i even called my daugher rinoa she is 5 months old now
leogets  +   1290d ago
Wow no dumb halo aliens or rico from killzone2? Strange
brettyd   1290d ago | Immature | show
Magnus  +   1290d ago
I would rather pick Slippy the rod from Star Fox then Rinoa from FF8 she was not as annoying as that damn frog. I actually liked Rinoa I thought she was a better character the Vanille.
DivineAssault  +   1290d ago
FF13 characters SUCKED! i never felt the emotional ties with them as i did with all of the previous FF games.. Who the F*#^ decided to make the espers turn into motor vehicles?!?!?
Vanille was the most annoying FF character of all time to me.. It wasnt just her voice either.. Rinoa wasnt that bad.. @ least you didnt have to hear the squeaky voice
johenshin   1290d ago | Bad language | show
Snarkasaur  +   1290d ago
Rinoa was great. To pick her out of the cast of annoying characters from VII is...I don't know...simple minded?

Bad list. No more lists.
CLOUD1983  +   1290d ago
WTF! Rinoa seriously? Rinoa was adorable for me, she was funny & she was making fun of this emo Squal all the time & I find her attitude to be one of the most enjoyable aspect of the game.

Rinoa have most of the things I would like to see in a girl in order to fall in love with her, beauty, charm, humor, she was a complete teaser & she is the kind of girl u want to protect no matter what.

Any1 who put the title of "annoying" to a girl like Rinoa cant be anything else than an emotionless fcking retard & it will be better to keep his opinion for himself.
MRMagoo123  +   1289d ago
one of the reasons i called my 5 month old rinoa is cos i loved the character so much
CLOUD1983  +   1289d ago
he he nice, I wish u to be as cute & pretty as Rinoa is as she grow up :)
jagstatboy  +   1290d ago
what about Cicero from Skyrim; they don't get more annoying than him.
prototypeknuckles  +   1290d ago
i agree with this entire list except for some of sonics friends like knuckles,blaze, and metal sonic
just add fi from sky ward sword, and quan-chi to the list (he turned jade, smoke, and sub-zero into his zombified minions) then you got a complete list.
ElementX  +   1290d ago
What about Cooking Mama?
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1290d ago
I do agree VANILLE is VERY annoying but Rinoa?... what's wrong with you? She's in the 4 angels of FF universe
(if youre wondering wtf is the 4 angels of FF, they are: Aerith, Tifa, Rinoa, Yuna) <-- i just made that up

other than Vanille, few characters in FFXIII

Hope = idk i just find him annoying
Snow = got this "Imma save the world and be a hero" personality
Moogle in FFXIII-2 = annoying thing
Xperia_ion  +   1289d ago
Come on show Ashe some love, she was the tough girl who didn't shove it down throats like Lightning, Ashe is my favorite FF female.
Hicken  +   1289d ago
Vanille might have annoyed me, if I hadn't expected more to her than she showed(and that "more" is shown, if you get that far in the game). I like energetic girls, anyway, so Vanille was just fine for me.

Rinoa, though... how could ANYBODY think she was annoying? She's one of the better characters in the series. And as has been said by others above me, the cast of VIII has very REAL-acting characters; their actions and words are believable, and make you think you're watching real people, far more than stereotypes(though a lot of people try to discredit them by narrowing down to the most basic stereotype you could think of, like Squall being "emo" instead of having a walled-up heart so nobody else close to him would just disappear from his life forever).

The rest on the list I don't really care about.

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