WC writes: For some reason, there are an unfair and unrepresentative amount of ginger villains in gaming history. Copper-tops have become the butt of a very cruel joke – an extension perhaps of the assertion that red-heads have no soul – as game developers use an easy target to bring an extra tinge of hatred to their villains of choice.
Not only that, there is a worrying lack of red-headed protagonists in games – aside from the excellent Gordon Freeman there are very few to call to mind, and I’m not entirely sure Daxter and Crash Bandicoot really count – and you have to wonder why. Perhaps video game designers have fallen for the old adage that ginger people have no soul, and thus inherently have greater capacity for evil? Looking through the following list, it certainly seems like game developers have a certain set of ideas about red-headed people, and their potential to commit atrocities and generally be extremely and unnecessarily angry.