To celebrate Black History Month, SheAttack has created a top 12 list of some of the most memorable and favorite Black Video Game Characters.
Let's see who made it on the list.
top 12 out of a possible thirteen lol
how do you not have Barret Wallace on your list
↑ What he said!
Yeah, that is strange.
Picking Sazh over Barret. Guy with a gun for a hand... Or a guy with a chicken in his Afro.
You can tell hes a new gen gamer , he picked the wrong black guy
They're both my favorite characters from their respective Final Fantasy games.
Good list! I actually prefer Aveline over everyone but Ezio. Edit: Haha. I mean of the assassins.
I'm not sure about the blackness of Ezio.
just no with Rochelle, shes annoying and no with Sheva, [Quote "Sheva is one lady we can depend on when the earth starts being over run by zombies" End Quote] there in not zombies in boring RE5.
Dudley over Balrog and no TJ Combo?
Wheres Bo from Binary Domain? The least stereotypical character ever in a video game. And that was a big whopper of a lie.
Rodin from Bayonetta?
No Marlow Briggs? Say whaaaaaaat!?
Garcian Smith - Killer 7
Barret Wallace NOT THERE???
How about GTA characters, CJ and Franklin? Stupid article.
Dudley is black ???? Mind blown .
oh man, hoping that sir isacc washington from house of the dead Overkill be in the list, dudes kicks lots of ass with his motherF*@^!*G mouth!
I love Sazh and Sheva and lets not forget about Rodin from Bayonetta
They forgot about Afro Samurai
Adéwalé and his machete of death?
Eye. Have. You.
What? No mention of TJ Combo or Balrog?
What a racist list. Why dont we have top 12 white characters list? Oh right, because its okay for Blacks have things for themselves, but not any other race.
Or maybe its because most "top game character" lists are filled with white characters, so this is a chance for black characters to get some recognition for once? If you want a list of white characters, there are hundreds on N4G alone. The only difference is that the authors don't need to call them a "top white characters" list, because white characters tend to top them by default.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/... They have top female lists more often than anything else, so is that sexist against us males? Get real buddy. What's racist is seeing an article about black characters(they get props for saying "black" as opposed to "African American") and coming here and acting like they can't have one. You can go and have your own water fountains, but throw a fit when black people get one. Jesus Christ.
It's pretty sad when you think about it. There are barely any black characters in games to begin with, which reveals a pretty racist (or at least exclusionary) attitude in the game industry. Yet when ONE author decides to recognize the few awesome black characters that DO exist, people cry racism and demand more representation for white people. Because apparently a mostly white-dominated industry isn't enough? Ugh.
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