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Submitted by iXenon 536d ago | article

Top 5 Black Video Game Characters

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. (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Borderlands 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect 2, PS3, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day", Xbox 360)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   536d ago
Honorable Mention: Doc Louis.
Oh_Yeah  +   535d ago
Three Dog from fallout 3 and Emmett Graves from star hawk.
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whoyouwit04  +   535d ago
What bout the Cole train from gears how the hell is not on this list?
iXenon  +   536d ago
I wanted to add Shadow the Hedgehog to the list, but I was told he's not the same sort of "black"...
versusALL  +   536d ago
We need more black characters in video games.
MoonLightRose  +   536d ago
*that one disagree* RACISM! (superman annoucers voice)
Rico is an honorable mention?
Mainsqueeze  +   536d ago
I hate that guy lol
whoyouwit04  +   535d ago
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.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   536d ago
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
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Septic  +   536d ago
Omg Little Jacob. What a G. The character I cared about most in GTAIV. Thanks for reminding me :-)
ApolloTheBoss  +   536d ago
^^^ Honorable Mention: Jade from Beyond Good & Evil. She was considered black.
Oh_Yeah  +   535d ago
Seemed Hispanic to me.
Perjoss  +   536d ago
"Wa gwan, Nico!?"
animegamingnerd  +   535d ago
can't argue with that
mattdillahunty  +   536d ago
i was hoping to see Eli Vance on there.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   536d ago
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.
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iXenon  +   536d ago
I didn't want to put anyone who promoted criminal activities (like CJ) on the list.
ApolloTheBoss  +   536d ago
Don't think about what he did, but why he did it.
Pozzle  +   530d ago
Sazh was the only character I really liked in FFXIII. I'd play the sequels if he was the protagonist, tbh.
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Capt-FuzzyPants  +   536d ago
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.
animegamingnerd  +   535d ago
he was the only character i liked in ff13
-Gespenst-  +   536d ago
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...
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Hicken  +   536d ago
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.
Xklaw  +   536d ago
Jaxx. He´s been around 4 a long time.
pbasson  +   536d ago
What no Drebin?
SonyStyled  +   536d ago
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?
dlpg585  +   536d ago
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.
jeeves86  +   535d ago
It's in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day....so...yeah.
Pozzle  +   530d ago
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.
SonyStyled  +   530d ago
i had forgotten it was MLK day. the real workforce doesnt have MLK day off thus it went unnoticed to me
Nexgensensation  +   536d ago
question
can white developers make a good black character without stereotype?
th3n00bg4m3r  +   535d ago
Probably not. LOLZ
r21  +   536d ago
Yay, more recognition for vita's lil Aveline :) Glad to see she isnt being forgotten.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   536d ago
Garcian Smith, Shinobu, La Mariposa and Dingo Egret deserves some honor as well.
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Perjoss  +   536d ago
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.
htownrocket87  +   536d ago
Can't wait for "Top 5 White VIdeo Game characters!"
BanBrother  +   535d ago
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.
htownrocket87  +   535d ago
You're preaching to the choir buddy. Just thought I'd make a funny remark.
jeeves86  +   535d ago
That's adorable, you don't understand MLK.
BanBrother  +   534d ago
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.
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AmkOwns  +   536d ago
Armor King
bryam1982  +   535d ago
donkey kong?
black911  +   535d ago
Shadow Man!!!!!!

Very Underrated Gamep
Hydralysk  +   535d ago
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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