Top 10 Silent Protagonists in Videogames

These characters are “strong, silent” types—literally. Join as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Silent Protagonists in Videogames. For this list, we ranked the best video game protagonists whom we rarely, or never, hear speak. We’re sticking to one per franchise, and we’re ruling out characters like Dovahkiin from Skyrim as he talks through text boxes, as well as characters that started as Silent Protagonists, but started speaking in later games, so Issac Clarke and Samus Aran are out too. Inarticulate grunts and yells are fine though.

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NEO_X1233d ago

This is a fun walk down memory lane. Back when games couldn't afford voice actors for main characters.

TheOneWhoIsTornApart1233d ago

Although Crono from Chrono Trigger is listed I still would add Serge from Chrono Cross.

Chapter111233d ago

Ranking silent protagonists is like ranking your favorite brick, or your favorite blade of grass. Blank slates are just that, blank. No personality, no life, just something the player is supposed to project themselves onto.

Spikeantestor1233d ago (Edited 1233d ago )

When you make a game with a silent protagonist and people like him/her it's generally for one of two reasons. They either A) are enjoying the characterization around the character so much that they don't notice or, B) are interpreting all the things the player makes the character do AS characterization. Both fool you into thinking your character is actually being characterized.