The industry tends to celebrate the "franchise" characters -- the Marios, the Sonics, the Solid Snakes -- who sell games by virtue of having their faces on the box. These towering icons have plenty of fans, and bully for them. Crispy Gamer finds more fascination, though, in the misfits who played a plum role in a popular series and then disappeared from the public eye forever. Some of these one-hit wonders were swept under the rug by their creators; others simply shone too brightly to sustain their glory beyond a single game. Let's give them another turn in the limelight.