Ugly Video Game Characters

Via Polish the Console: "Every video game has an ugly character or two and I can overlook them. But I find it difficult to get connected to, feel empathy for, or wish for the survival of my main character when all I can think is “Holy crap why did they make him so damn ugly?” I’m supposed to be living for a period of this person’s life. I’m supposed to assume their role and identify with them. Why would I want to? Is it supposed to be fun to have children and women run screaming at my very appearance and have farmers chase me with pitchforks until I eventually burn to death in a windmill (name that movie)? No, its not fun."

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Blacktric2769d ago

Her face was "kinda" f*cked up actually. She was hot there is no doubt about it but she kinda seemed different to most players because of her face. Oh and BTW the ugliest game character is without a doubt Ganon from Wand Of Gamelon and Faces Of Evil.

Rot_in_Fail2768d ago

butterface lol, never heard that before, funny lol :D

StbI9902768d ago

Love butterface over any cute face w/e any @ss...butterface FTW!

Rumor2768d ago

lmao, i ROTF when u said overpowered jaw line hahahahaha

Redrum0592768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

wat about tingle from the zelda games?
i hate that guy... thing?...

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dizzleK2769d ago

i disagreed with it too. miranda would definitely be in the top list of "easy on the eyes" characters.

Kurt Russell2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

I would say she is a BOBFOC personally ;)

Body of baywatch face of crimewatch

Reibooi2768d ago

Her face had that uncanny valley effect. If you know who she is modeled after and have seen the real person and then she Miranda in game she just looks off.

That said I would not go as far as to call her ugly. There are far worse characters out there.

Myze2768d ago

Actually, knowing who she is modeled after, kind of helped me picture her (Yvonne Strahovski) while playing. Anyone who claims the real life woman is ugly has some of the worst taste imaginable.

ExplosionSauce2768d ago

Looks like they made her ugly, compared to the real life model.

b-real2768d ago

but they slightly (just slightly) over powered her jaw line. Other than that she is hot stuff. To bad she hated my ME2 character :(. I ended up f*cking that ugly jack mole just to get a load off...

Socrates2768d ago

"To bad she hated my ME2 character :(. I ended up f*cking that ugly jack mole just to get a load off..."

That stuff had me laughing my @ss off. lol

But yeah, Miranda is hot. I don't care what anybody says.

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Alos882769d ago

I'm surprised they mentioned her but not Jack.

Galaxia2769d ago

Jack was utterly revolting, both physically and personality wise. Worst character ever.

unknownhero11232768d ago

with a bullet wound in the stomache. miranda is not ugly, I don't see why she's on this list.

Ocelot5252769d ago (Edited 2769d ago )


Yi-Long2769d ago

... is one of the worst and ugliest lead-character designs in a game ever. Horrible.

I'm pretty damn sure many people never gave the game a chance because the lead-character was so unappealing.

Persistantthug2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

What planet are you from?
On this planet, she's hot...even if it is a video game.

Also, alot of people didn't give the game a chance because PLATINUM GAMES botched the PS3 version. However, they've since learned their lesson and will now lead develop their game(s) on the PS3. Had they not gone the lazy route and had they done that from the start, Bayonetta would have done better both COMMERCIALLY and CRITICALLY.

Considering this is a Japanese based game, they should have done this from the start.

One good thing to come out of this "fiasco", is that ALOT of other developers took notice.

acky12768d ago

i had a permanent chubby throughout the Bayonetta demo...shes damn hot

Greywulf2768d ago

Bayonetta just didnt' appeal to the general PS3 audience. Even if it ran that 5% better on the PS3, theres this thing called God Of War 3 that people have been looking forward to for years.

It just came out of nowhere, and was an oversexed generic blah of a title.

xskipperx822768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

It ran better on PS3??? Are you retarded?

Persistantthug2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

I didn't say BAYONETTA would have gone double or TRIPLE platinum....

What I said is, if the game (PS3's version) had not been universally reported and WIDELY PUBLICIZED as inferior on the PS3, then the game would have done BETTER both commercially AND critically.

Bayonetta lost review scores AND sales behind this "fiasco".

What's the problem here, Greywulf?

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Yes_22769d ago

I get that some people might not find Miranda's face attractive because she's fairly unique looking, but "ugly"? Hardly. She's no uglier than the average girl you'd see irl. That's what makes her an interesting character to look at imo...She's not a cookie-cutter beauty. She has her flaws. Just like a real person.

"Ugly" is someone who looks like Gruntilda or Wario or Street Fighter's Rufus. Not Miranda.

Sometimes I wonder what sort of standards people on N4G have... or does the internet skew people's perceptions or something? :/

starchild2769d ago

I agree completely. Miranda was nice to look at. I thought she was attractive for a videogame character.

dredgewalker2769d ago

Miranda ain't ugly, she just looks average with a lot of sex appeal. I can say Chloe is ugly even though she also has a lot of sex appeal.

MmaFanQc2769d ago

she look like michel jackson.........

inception1232768d ago

miranda is only ugly because the 360 isn't powerful enough to make her look the way the devs wanted(she was modeled after her voice actress yvonne strahovski).

DarkSpawnClone2768d ago

wow really ?,wtf is with all the trolls and fanboys.can we have one convo with out being a fanboy!!?!?.look at the 2 tools that agreed with him,i hope they just missed the disagree button.

Megaton2768d ago

Miranda's a brown bagger. Jack has a way better face, and Tali probably does too.

otherZinc2768d ago

Any site that could find anything undesirable about Miranda isn't credible at all.

Thanks to whatever site or blog this is, you're stupid, period.

Also, this is how stupid the Mods are at N4G to allow such an article. Some things are opinion, Miranda's Hotttness is Fact!

Odin7772768d ago

Miranda's voice actor is actually pretty damn hot (the actress in the tv show Chuck).

Redrum0592768d ago

wat about twinkle from the zelda games.
i hate that guy... thing?...

mastiffchild2767d ago

[email protected] the comments on the site! Why does someone have tro be gay just for having a different opinion over a female character or, more pertinently, for stating a few male characters aren't very pretty?

I think this kind of thing shows how insecure a few gamers are with their sexuality myself. I mean, seriously, do you NEED to be a homosexual top know whether your fellow man is an ugly or attractive fella? The article wasn't asking for, say, Marcus Fenix to turn him on and just criticised the cliches that surround these characters in most cases. Was any of it needed? No, but neither were the "fagbag" and "FAGGOT" comments from the readers. So the author doesn't find the same collection of pixels as pretty as you-t doesn't mean he wants to sleep with men.

To me the issue is that Miranda just doesn't have the delicacyh of feature that the real life lady has. the jawline and eyebrows being a bit too strong on Miranda and causing a little manliness that we could have done well without. Saying she's a munter, though, is well unfair as Bioware actually had a decent go at replicating Yvonne's face but they just came up short.

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4221852769d ago

Marcus Fenix of Gears of War cannot, at all, wear a normal shirt. Look at him. His wristis the same size as his neck. Is this some medical condition we need to be aware of?

DelbertGrady2769d ago

He's modelled after this guy.

mikeslemonade2769d ago

It's a side effect of the Unreal Engine 3.

starchild2769d ago

Stupid comment. All kinds of characters have been created using Unreal Engine 3 and they look nothing alike. Miranda looks nothing like Batman who in turn looks nothing like Trip from Enslaved. It's up to the designers and artists, not the engine.

corneliuscrust2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

things like that on the ENGINE.

It's a TOOLSET. The DEVS make the assets. The engine didn't build the models or textures.

Megaton2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

Beefcake processing.

NonApplicable2768d ago

Mike's comment is a joke. I'm glad the world hasn't lost it's humor.

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Alos882769d ago

He reminds me of Chris Redfield in RE5, they both suffer from the same Liefeldian proportions.

RedPawn2769d ago

The Hoe from Velvet Assassin.

-MD-2769d ago

The main character? You think she's ugly? For shame.

Alos882769d ago

I thought it was ugly the way she had a mode where she strutted around in hospital garb purely for the viewer's titillation.

Fade_Walker2769d ago

I think that the Entire cast of Oblivion looks a lot worse.

But there is no doubt that the case of Fallout 3 isn't easy on the eyes either.

TrevorPhillips2769d ago (Edited 2769d ago )

Mileena from MK, although she does have a hot body. It's just her face, it's a turn off

spooky2052768d ago

digging the skeletal lower pirahna face that eats you and spits your bones out look.

Kratos should be on this list. He has to be the toughest, ugliest, and angriest bastard in all of greece. Although despite this he GETS LAID IN EVERY SINGLE GAME! HAIL Kratos God of Booty. Clotho from GOW 2 is also a nice mention.

abe from the oddworld series should get a mention too. Prostitues from fable 2 (RIP boner). Oro from streetfighter 3. Sheeva from mortal kombat. The author of this article clearly hasnt witnessed ugly yet.