iGG: In our own special way of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.Day, we’ve thrown together a list of our favorite black video game characters.
Honorable Mention: Doc Louis.
Three Dog from fallout 3 and Emmett Graves from star hawk.
What bout the Cole train from gears how the hell is not on this list?
I wanted to add Shadow the Hedgehog to the list, but I was told he's not the same sort of "black"...
We need more black characters in video games.
*that one disagree* RACISM! (superman annoucers voice)
Rico is an honorable mention?
I hate that guy lol
Rico seemed racist towards the hellghast him self he just purely hated them. I mean I know they were there enemy, but they were suppose to take the leader from 2 alive he was like fuck that. He hated them because they were different RACISM.
1. Augustus "The Coal Train" Cole, "WOOOOO!" - Gears of War 2. CJ - GTA SA 3. Little Jacob - GTA IV 4. Sargeant Johnson - Halo 5. Barret Wallace - Final Fantasy VII
Omg Little Jacob. What a G. The character I cared about most in GTAIV. Thanks for reminding me :-)
^^^ Honorable Mention: Jade from Beyond Good & Evil. She was considered black.
Seemed Hispanic to me.
"Wa gwan, Nico!?"
can't argue with that
i was hoping to see Eli Vance on there.
Sazh should not been on the list. I beat AC3 Liberation last week. I like Aveline a lot she pretty cool she got more sense than Connor in all ways. CJ is my number 1. Lance should had been on there too.
I didn't want to put anyone who promoted criminal activities (like CJ) on the list.
Don't think about what he did, but why he did it.
Sazh was the only character I really liked in FFXIII. I'd play the sequels if he was the protagonist, tbh.
Sazh was awesome. Easily the best character in FF13. He could have been a complete as**ole and I still would've liked him because he had a chocobo in his afro.
he was the only character i liked in ff13
I'm not sure the Japanese are the best at portraying black dudes, and so Barrett and Sazh are pretty exploitative and occasionally steroetypical as characters, Sazh a lot less so though. All the same, they're pretty great. Oh and what about this guy: http://finalfantasy.wikia.c...
Barrett IS pretty stereotypical. Can't say I ever liked him much, honestly. Sazh, though... he had a somewhat stereotypical LOOK, but of the FF's I've BEATEN(I've played nearly every one, but don't include characters from games I haven't completed yet), he's second only to Rikku in terms of my favorites. Reddas was pretty cool, too. I wanna say the Vierra, as a whole, but mostly because of how sexy they were.
Jaxx. He´s been around 4 a long time.
What no Drebin?
sometimes i dont understand why some articles get approved on this site. yes its about games, but does something regarding a race/ethnicity of vidya game characters even relevant?
well with that type of thinking, why is anything but release announcements or rumors on the site? I believe that this is news for gamers, not gaming news. besides, even the greatest publications have opinion pieces.
It's in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day....so...yeah.
If it was a negative article, I could see your point. But what's wrong with celebrating the few well-written black characters in gaming? Especially on Martin Luther King day.
i had forgotten it was MLK day. the real workforce doesnt have MLK day off thus it went unnoticed to me
can white developers make a good black character without stereotype?
Probably not. LOLZ
Yay, more recognition for vita's lil Aveline :) Glad to see she isnt being forgotten.
Garcian Smith, Shinobu, La Mariposa and Dingo Egret deserves some honor as well.
Shadow the Hedgehog :D Team Fortress 2 Demoman. I think the Left 4 Dead series has had a couple of black characters. Balrog (or M.Bison depending on where you're from) Zasalamel from Soul Calibur series is also quite a cool design.
Can't wait for "Top 5 White VIdeo Game characters!"
To be fair, we can have a top 5 female characters, top 5 gay characters, top 5 animal characters, top 5 characters over 55 etc. I know this article is good, but in general this is just an example of why humans and racism go hand-in-hand. Your mind is picking and dividing into groups. Again, good article, just saying that racism will never go away, whether positively or negatively shining light on a 'group' of people.
You're preaching to the choir buddy. Just thought I'd make a funny remark.
That's adorable, you don't understand MLK.
No I understood it, and I am in agreeance with the title, as it promotes healthy thought. Just thought I'd be 'that' guy and point out the obvious hypocrisy when negative light is shown to a minority, as any light is what is singling out a group and creating said 'minority'. Preaching to the choir I was. Good article though. I'd have Sergeant Johnson from Halo as he was ripped straight out of Aliens lol. EDIT: FU&%$#G spelling mistakes.
Shadow Man!!!!!! Very Underrated Gamep
Jesus Christ that's sad... Sahz is a walking black stereotype, and Jacob is pretty much the most unpopular Mass Effect character. The only decent one on this list is Lee, and I can't tell if it's the fault of the article creator or the games industry in general. Probably both...
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