5 Video Game Heroes Who Are Actually Villains

They’re the noble, crusading paragons of virtue you’ve repeatedly helped find priceless treasures, defeat their sworn enemies and escape into the sunset to fight another day.

Well guess what. You were swindled. Conned into controlling and aiding evil-doers. Yep – that’s right. Many of your most beloved video game heroes are actually dastardly villains.

Here are five of the most shocking examples.

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Aloy-Boyfriend1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

I guess Nathan Drake is a villain for stopping ''El Goddamn Dorado'' from leaving the Island to wipe out the entire world and stopping Lazarevich from becoming a monsters with the Stone of Shambala. Not only that, but also stopping Marlowe from taking the Antlantis of the Sand and rewrite history.

That makes sense.

Also, comparing Drake with the Joker is an awful comparison. First of all, unlike the Joker, Drake doesn't kill without Judgement. He doesn't kill because it's fun. People who see Drake as a psycho mass murdered don't even bother to understand the character nor pay attention to the in game dialogs.

In the beginning of Uncharted 2, When Harry Flinn takes out his gun, Drake says, ''A gun? We don't need this.'' Also, in the beginning of Chapter 17 in Nepal, when you kill the first enemy, Elena says, ''You are still doing this. And then Drake replies, ''I don't ask for trouble.'' And that is true, the enemies are always trying to kill him. I don't blame him for staying alive. These are the only dialogs I can think of right now.

Aloy-Boyfriend1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

Damn! My time for editing expired, but here's the last thing I wanted to say:

Uncharted 1 started with no introduction about the character... anything at all. You started as some treasure junkie that kills people for treasure. Then afterwards, you as well as Drake realize that in this world, there are cursed and forbidden treasures too like El Dorado. So what started as an ambition to get treauses by any means necessary ended with saving the world. And after Uncharted 1, Drake's adventures aren't only to look fro treasures, but also stop the ''actual villains'' from using these forbidden treasures to their own benefits.

The Uncharted world is filled with treauses and discoveries. As Drake says in the beginning of U1, they are the ''Modern Pirates.'' They will kill for treasures, just like real pirates from the seas. I agree that maybe Naughty Dog throws many hordes of enemies at your screen, but that's only to keep you in action. I don't think teh gameplay is canon to the story at all. And I mean, Drake wouldn't kill over 500 enemies like the statistics show after we beat the game.

Well that is my interpretation of the character. I've always wanted to make this point about Drake. it's not like I/m defending him like a fanboy. Cheers!

DanJenkoFMV1354d ago

Plenty of examples of these to be fair, there aren't many heroes in video games that aren't essentially mass-murderers.

PiNkFaIrYbOi1354d ago

Nothing wrong with mass murders.

NiteX1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

Well I do see how Mario is an horrible evil person.. I mean the guy throws fireballs at his enemies burning them alive. That's pretty barbaric!

Xavior_Reigns1354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

Mario is a serial killer who shall be undone by his obsession - Peach... or them mushrooms. After all drugs are said to be bad for your health.

yewles11354d ago

No mention of Kazuma Kiryu? A top Yakuza boss?

Gamer7771354d ago (Edited 1354d ago )

Kratos is an obvious villain and murderer; he sunk Atlantis deliberately, killing tens of thousands and has many more villainous acts.Conker the Squirrel is villain also; he murders villagers by feeding them to a vampire to make progress.
I don't see how Nathan Drake, Mario and Lara Croft are villains; they kill in self defense and also protect the world (defeat actual villains). As for Aiden, he is just a poorly conceived vigilante in a game with a mediocre plot.

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