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Submitted by Pozzle 1261d ago | opinion piece

10 Most Annoying Video Game Characters Ever

WC writes: Throughout gaming history, we have been blessed with some wonderful characters, but everything must have its opposite. For every character we grow to love, there will be one who gamers just wish had never been thought of. Bosses that seem to be invincible, worthless allies who cannot do anything for themselves, supposed sidekicks who we just want to kick up the backside – followed by a swift beheading… they’re all there, and they all annoy the ever-loving crap out of us.

From the infamous to the much lesser known, get your stress ball out, because this motley crew just do not know when to leave you alone. (Dead Rising 2, Goldeneye 007, PC, PS3, Retro, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Wii, Xbox 360)

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AIndoria  +   1261d ago
As a Final Fantasy Lover, Vanille from Final Fantasy XIII.
I rest my case.
Godmars290  +   1261d ago
Definitely should be on a list like this instead of Elena. More so because of the reasons they give.

Yeah, just considering #3 on the list, nevermind #1, the list fails.
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Campy da Camper  +   1260d ago
I really liked Elena. She's one of those "good girls" but when you get some alone time with her she will grab you in the busciuts a little extra hard.
MysticStrummer  +   1260d ago
Using Elena's pic for the article assures I won't be awarding a hit to the actual website, because there's no way she should be on a list like this.
MysticStrummer  +   1260d ago
Opinions have replaced the news. FOX News... 'nuff said.
zeeshan  +   1260d ago
Elena???? No way I am going to read the entire article.

I can't stand RICO from KZ2 and KZ3. Also, please don't kill me for this but I could never stand Mario!
pixelsword  +   1260d ago
Rico was cool in Killzone 1, Liberation, and 3.

I didn't like the way GG shifted his personality in 2.

3 he was a little annoying at first, but in the end he got a lot better, and he was right about attacking that MALR in the air instead of on foot like Sev did and got all those people killed; even Narville realized that, that's probably why he told Rico that he would follow Rico's lead in the assault. That, and Rico saved just about everyone a once or twice over in Killzone 3.

I hated Narville for being such a moron and Sev was kinda a jerk because he didn't tell Narville to wait for Rico when he when after those troops. Plus, he was telling Rico to try to follow orders when the orders were stupid, then all of a sudden when he wants to break the rules it's okay.

That, and he basically ripped off Rico's little speech to make his own; that little explosion at the end didn't make it better lol. Oh, yeah; everything could have been squashed between Rico and Narville, but you see that Narville is just a jerk because he talked crap about Rico behind his back to Sev.

Narville needs to get shot in the butt.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1260d ago
WTF! Why is Elena on this, she is the only femlae character that isn't sexualized and have big ass boobs or just plain stupid, she is actually an amazing character
dead_eye  +   1260d ago
If your gonna fail by having Elena in may as well go totally wrong and add Alyx Vance from half life
Marceles  +   1260d ago
*looks for the snot-nosed kid from Wind Waker on the list, doesn't see him, stamps FAIL on article, leaves thread*
ABizzel1  +   1260d ago
Shao Khan

Kicks your @$$ during the fight and mocks you at the same time.

Rage inducing.
sobekflakmonkey  +   1258d ago
Yeah, theres no reason Elena should be on this list, he said "annoying voice" he actually stated that her voice was annoying, besides her having one of the best female voice actors ever, her voice was definitely not annoying, I think Elena and Alyx Vance are my two favorite female characters of all time, they aren't sexualised in any way, they dress like normal females do, and I actually appreciate that...and I'm a guy....
CanadianTurtle  +   1260d ago
The sole reason I stopped playing FF13 was because of the character Vanielle. Who thought it was a good idea to add someone like that in a game?
Treian  +   1260d ago
that's pretty pathetic.
ThanatosDMC  +   1260d ago
HAHAHAHA! I thought it was just me. I swear those characters were stupid especially how she acted all happy after the kid's mom just died and all those other people.

Heck, that kid was annoying too.
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pixelsword  +   1260d ago
Maybe she's like Laughing Octopus...?
colonel179  +   1260d ago
I found Hope much much much more annoying than Vanille. Vanille annoyance was the voice, but she was kind of good. Hope on the other hand, spent all the game complaining about everything and crying for everything! That was more annoying than Vanille's voice!
TheLyonKing  +   1260d ago
I find hope more annoying than vanille but I wanted to smash both of their faces in none the less.
Kin23g  +   1260d ago
Most annoying? It's hands down Carver from Dragon Age 2.
Lockon  +   1260d ago
Oh come on Vanilles orgasm was her saving grace..
pixelsword  +   1260d ago
@ what time? No offense, I just don't want to go through eight minutes of fighting to see something that's probably six or seven seconds.
Lockon  +   1260d ago
@pixel if you click the link it takes you right to the moment..
pixelsword  +   1259d ago
Ok, thanks; I got it.

When I first went there, It took me from the beginning and I was watching they guy's motorcycles and other stuff thinking "that's not an orgasm... well, maybe a threesome when his bike became two girls" lol.
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TomSawyer187  +   1260d ago
I would say Hope was more annoying than Vanille, although she is a close second IMO.
ScytheX3  +   1260d ago
Hope was 5x worse than vanille, but felt like shooting them both =p
Eyeco  +   1260d ago
I might get allot of flak for this but my PERSONAL pick goes to the entire Gears of War cast, just a bunch of blockheaded, 2 dimensional, cocky, jock , stereotypical neanderthals, it's essentially a Football team , but with much less personality all they do is bitch, cry, gloat and trade bad jokes and puns. And these are the people who carry humanity's fate? boo. Don't get me wrong i love the Gears of War games but the characters and story really pi$$es me off.
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Reverent  +   1260d ago
I kinda have to agree (Don't kill me Gears fans)... I think the games are extremely well made and fun, but my god... All of the characters just get on my nerves.
jrbeerman11  +   1260d ago
i would agree if you didnt lump the cole train in that blanket statement.

maybe im biased towards cole train because the VA in my favorite commercials
ToZanarkand86  +   1260d ago
That little bitch Lymle from Star Ocean 4 'kay?'
Most annoying EVOOOR
kanetheking  +   1260d ago
no the other girl in star ocean that went on about friendship every 10 seconds kay
kanetheking  +   1260d ago
no the other girl in SO that went on about friendship every two seconds
DW74  +   1260d ago
Edge! Edge?!....Edge! Edge! Edge? Edge! Edge?! Edge.........Edge! Edge? Edge?! EEEEEEEdge!


Da One  +   1260d ago
LOL WOW, and yes she was totally ****ing annoying.
Aceman18  +   1260d ago
i have a crazy question, what ever happened to that thing we call actual gaming news? you know the ones that either talk about a previews upcoming games, features, and things like that.

articles like this is what made this generation horrible when it pertains to gaming articles :(
ToZanarkand86  +   1260d ago
Quit yo jibber jabber!
MysticStrummer  +   1260d ago
My FOX News comment above was supposed to be right here. O.o Not sure wtf happened...
rezzah  +   1260d ago
I disagree, Snow is the worst.
Bon Scott  +   1260d ago
Well if Sony Fanboys ever became video game characters they would be number one for this article
unknownhero1123  +   1260d ago
yes because every other fanboy is a saint.
kariyanine  +   1260d ago
aww... I liked Vanille. Found Snow and Hope far more annoying.
sjaakiejj  +   1260d ago
Agree on this lol, and Hope wasn't just annoying, he was completely worthless in battle as well. Made him all the more annoying..
ElitaStorm  +   1260d ago
"How to get hits"

1.make a list of annoying video game characters
2.throw in a character from a videogame that ppl love
Axecution  +   1260d ago
Lawl puts Elena in the article for hits.

Probably worked too.
Heavenly King  +   1260d ago
I hate every FFXIII character with the exception of Fang.

Lighting the most, because one thing is to be a tough woman, and other completely different is to act like a man.

Snow looks badass, but is a fucking sissy (and maybe a bit pedophile, dont know how older Serah was lol).

Hope screams to much. Annoying as hell.

Vanille is way too happy even if people just died some moments ago. Really Stupid.

Sazh looks like a complete idiot with his chocobo in his hair. He also behaves stupidly.
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ame22  +   1261d ago
Oh boy, number two is gonna generate a lot of heat.
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PersonaCat  +   1260d ago
lmao Elena... number 2 spot, yet the photo of this article has her in it :p No hits for you silly man!
GribbleGrunger  +   1260d ago
I'm not saying anything. Just keep your eye out for the pics on a lot of articles about general gaming. That's all I'll say on the matter.
lociefer  +   1260d ago
elena ? lol gtfo
smashcrashbash  +   1260d ago
Agreed. In what way was Elena annoying? And you say she is number two above everyone else. This BS pure and simple.
Robotronfiend  +   1260d ago
I heard a lot of people hated Claptrap from Borderlands. I loved him, but I could see how he would irritate some folks.

Most annoying character for me: The stupid Goth classmate kid in Lollipop Chainsaw.

Otherwise i'd say the girl from Ico. I hate escort missions unless it's a different type of escort game, like we play in Vegas. :-)
majiebeast  +   1260d ago
Wow Ashley from resident evil 4 didnt even make the list. Elena being on here is bullshit. Where is Vanille on this list everytime she had any dialogue in FF13 i would mute my tv and emo Hope.
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jghvhv  +   1260d ago
Your rival wasn't that annoying.That little kid with the Rattata that phones you every five minutes was worse :)
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Genmu  +   1260d ago
elena ? seriously dude....
telekineticmantis  +   1260d ago
That was a great article
but why'd you have to talk about my wife Elena? lol The dog from Duck hunt should of been Number 1. not a even question
terrorofdeath  +   1260d ago
The "annoying man" from Fallout 3 isn't there? Facepalm.
Nocturne147  +   1260d ago
Lydia -.-
Sizzon  +   1260d ago
I disagree with Elena.

She's a great created female A.I character this gen and is there for Nate.
InTheLab  +   1260d ago
Wonder why they chose Elena for the pic instead of the #1. Wonder why Elena is even on the list. I can name 5 people in a single game that are far worse than Elena...

Dragon's Dogma

All pawns...most notably, Rook. Strength in number Arisen. I'll strike it with FIRE!!! holy shit...please stfu.

Lady Aelinore- a secreting meeting in her room for a bit of terrible dialog and a bit of a beating in a dirty dungeon afterwards.

Madeleine- Begs you to walk her up the street then has the nerve to beg for 1k gold...then 50k to open her shop that sells crap strider weapons...then she leaves town never to be heard from again.

Valmero- Most probably don't even know this guy is in the game. This bastard goes wondering about and gets into trouble and of course only your herbs will help. He does this three times...comes back to the starting hub...then begs for a bunch of s*** you can't give him till late game. Should have let him die..

Fournival's daughter- Just do the quest and you'll see why she's one of the worst characters in gaming. Good luck getting a gold statue off her. What's a kid doing with it anyway?
wenaldy  +   1260d ago
Dude, elena is the most down to earth female character ever, replace that with Ashley from RE4 or Vanille or Rosemary
Darrius Cole  +   1260d ago
I want to say that Mike Cosgrove's post should not be covered up as spam. It was not spam. His point was spot-on, and should be made visible at once.

I would add my own point that it is the site itself that is trolling for hits.
MattyG  +   1260d ago
People probably disagreed, so instead of using the proper button they decided to just cover it up as spam. The users on N4G have a bit too much power when it comes to comment removal.
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laxbeav  +   1260d ago
I think that Slippy Toad has a special place in Hell reserved for him. He died every mission!
Relientk77  +   1260d ago
dont know how he isnt on the list
Oschino1907  +   1260d ago
Was waiting for someone to mention him, he was the most annoying ever that I can remember.

This is from a website - Critical opinion of Slippy has been generally negative; criticism has been leveled primarily at his voice. An article from IGN calls Slippy "an annoying croaking pest", also noting his "high-pitched cries for help".[2]
 In an April Fools article IGN's Levi Buchanan epithetized his voice as "the sound of the earth cracking open just as the four horsemen visit plague and pestilence on humankind."[4]
GameSpot writer Glenn Rubenstein noted the excessive use of voice acting in "Star Fox 64", highlighting Slippy's voice as androgynous
Slippy has also been criticized for his inadequacy as a pilot. IGN states that "he can never seem to help himself out of any kind of tight situation."[2]
 The IGN team and Colin Moriarty ranked him third on their list of ten video game characters who should die, rationalizing that "[w]e can't decide what makes him more annoying: his inadequacy in the cockpit or his ear-splitting voice."[6]
 In contrast to negative reception, GameSpy
journalist Bryn Williams called him "that froggy legend".[7]
sashimi  +   1260d ago
Elena on that list = invalid and looking for hits
SheenuTheLegend  +   1260d ago
She is the sweetest character ever
SheenuTheLegend  +   1260d ago
10 pages to read 1 article is more annoying than 10 Most Annoying Video Game Characters Ever
ado908  +   1260d ago
Ashley is never on these lists. Also this list is pretty pathetic.
Philoctetes  +   1260d ago
OllieBoy  +   1260d ago
Wait, why is Elena in the picture? Did they actually list her???
forever_milan  +   1260d ago
They did (smh) that too at no. 2 LOL
FadedWolf13  +   1260d ago
Why even make these articles? they're all opinions not everyone will agree with them not that expressing your opinion is wasteful just that telling people your top ten of anything isn't really news.. I personally think characters are necessary no matter their plavored personalities
j-blaze  +   1260d ago
glad i'm not the only one who dislikes that freak Elena her voice and boyish mo-cap acting made me hate so much!
Reverent  +   1260d ago
Oh, J-blaze... And here I thought you had been banned along time ago.
RIP_Weazel  +   1260d ago
..yup. Evidently still hanging around like a dormant case of genital warts. Flaring up now and then, but with a little ointment, hopefully he'll fade.
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wanieldiik  +   1260d ago
most of the characters from final fantasy 13 are way more annoying than Elena.

I'd also add Sunny from MGS4. Loved that game, but i really disliked that character.
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Getowned  +   1260d ago
"Theories abound that she is in fact in love with Bowser himself, and that every time you are controlling Mario, you are in fact carrying out another high-profile kidnapping yourself: Bowser’s traps are merely ever-increasing levels of security against the persistent plumber. Even so, maybe Peach could give Mario some kind of hint that she just isn’t that into him?"

If only that where so, but I agree I hate princess peace! stop getting kidnapped damn it!

Elena never bothered me, I don't find her annoying at all.

Your Rival (Pokémon Red/Blue- never bothered me back in the day I liked beating him and all of his worhless pokemon :P

Roman Bellic only drove me crazy because of his phone calls 24/7 but other than that he was alright imo
Relientk77  +   1260d ago
What did Elena Fisher do?

She isnt annoying
forever_milan  +   1260d ago
If anything, she is lovely
acemonkey  +   1260d ago
they should remove the twins on Dead Rising 2 and replace it with Otis because he was way more annoying
biRdy  +   1260d ago
you beat me to it
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