Lara, Niko & Master Chief, Some Of The 'Greatest Characters Of The Last 20 Years'

Kotaku writes: "Homer Simpson is the greatest of the Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years, according to people have the guts to make such a list. Greater than Harry Potter, but how much greater than Halo's quiet Spartan, Master Chief?

Entertainment Weekly ranks the Chief at #59 in its latest issue, far outranked by Homer, Harry and Buffy (the Vampire Slayer!) in the top three, a list that is sure to be contentious for its inclusions—Friends character Rachel Green is that memorable how, exactly? And Pearl the Landlord?—and commended for its nod to Nathan Drake. (The star of Uncharted shares a spot at #93 with God of War's Kratos and Grand Theft Auto IV star Niko Bellic.)"

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led10902967d ago

Cartman should be in the top 10.

GreenRingOfLife2967d ago

Master Chief definitely belongs on that list. He should definitely be in the top 3 so this is a bad list. No one messes with The Chief

SOAD2967d ago

I haven't seen you in a long time.

-Alpha2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

How are you back? I don't get it, I thought you were banned...

Anyways, the list is pretty decent. Like all opinions no one is going to agree 100% with it. And though guys like Drake are great he is seriously not known well enough for two reasons:

1) The franchise is relatively new
2) He hasn't had enough time to gain that recognition that someone like Lara Croft or Master Chief has sunk in.

Niko on the other hand I'd say isn't as memorable as his GTA counterparts like Tommy Vercetti.


The list is simply faces people recognize IMO. These are characters that defined games, genres, etc. and were popular because of the mascot. Doubt it's got much to do with the character himself because if that's the case I'd put a good amount of the Lost cast up there :)

MerkinMax2967d ago

Not only do you give Xbox owners a bad name, you piss off just about everyone on this site in general.

Imperator2967d ago

I don't understand what's so cool about Master Chief. Honestly, I wouldn't put him in the top 20, let alone the top 10. No personality whatsoever.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

Yes, whatever you said, you have the final word, right?

Awesomeness2967d ago

Gotta love master chief

Gotta love Bungie :)

HolyOrangeCows2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

If you have Lara at #17 on a list of greatest characters in the last 20 years, you obviously have a seriously screwed up list.
Lara and Chief are barely characters, they just happen to be in good games.

If Bender isn't on that list, someone needs a slap on the buttocks.

TheDeadMetalhead2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

...Wait a minute. WHERE IS THE IGNORE LIST?


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Conloles2967d ago

Maybe the homer simpson of old the new one since season 10 is bloody terrible.

TROLL EATER2967d ago

well master chief is highest out of the game charectars.

rkimoto2966d ago

And it shouldn't be... I would put Mario before any other.

Delta2967d ago

Yea i agree with you. Flop list.

Timesplitter142967d ago

Yeah what the hell? Niko, Lara Croft and Master Chief are BARELY "characters". They just star in popular games and that's all

Digitaldude2967d ago

Yeah Niko was average and Master Chief? wow

ThanatosDMC2967d ago

I know! Niko being on the list completely screws the list. He's actually worse than MC and that's hard to imagine.

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Cyrus3652967d ago

Drake should be higher, he's definitely memorable, way more than Niko, even though they tied.

LordMarius2967d ago

If the movie franchise is great, Im sure his popularity will increase tenfold

dizzleK2967d ago

a power ranger that has zero personality ranks far higher than nathan drake on a list of best characters? mainstream media is fucking clueless garbage.

SOAD2967d ago

Everyone look at DizzleK, sitting on his cloud of judgment, handing out life lessons to the rest of humanity.

Bu-what? A video game character you don't like garnering more attention than another video game character you love? How can it be that your opinion isn't upheld to the high heavens?

zatrox2967d ago (Edited 2967d ago )

...hipster faggot detected.
Even thought, I belive mostly 13 year old-mindset people that play nothing else than those big name games and watch dumb TV shows are the majority of the people. Sad, but true.
Characters from lesser-known titles will never make it to these charts, so if I was you I would just ignore them.

Dramscus2967d ago

How is master chief even a character.
People that don't talk shouldn't count.

Ps_alm3k2967d ago

there was no kind of character from the likes of him.

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