Resident Evil 4's leading man is the sort of soft-headed hero we need more of in gaming.
Characters like Leon, Cloud, and Ichiban are much easier to root for, and as anyone who has played Yakuza: Like a Dragon can tell you, having a loveable protagonist with a heart of gold and brain of rocks does not soften the emotional punches one bit.
I'd love to see more games involving a curvy, scantily-clad but air-headed female protagonist as this representation is sorely lacking. I am also willing to overlook any bad character traits around them.
"Where's everyone going? Bingo??"
Nah, any type of protagonist can work, just have a good writing team. I have no issues rooting for Joel, Kratos or Link, and they are very different from Leon.
He is Leon "S." Kennedy.. Respect the "S" !!! and his NAME!!! :-P
I don't understand, how is Leon a Himbo? Dude doesn't put up with sh*t and gets the job done!