GamingBolt pick their Top 10 Most Badass Video Game Characters.
I guess some people have never heard of Kain. Or B.J. Blaskowitz. Did you say your name was Duke Nukem? Never heard of you. Most of all I think someone doesn't understand the definition of Badass.
lol alex b4 snake / marcus ? and dont even get me started on duke/raziel/cole/the old guy from l4d/prince / niko not bein on the list , oh did i forget chief and visari ?
The author obviously has only been playing games for 5 years. I would nominate Agent 47 of the Hitman Series. HE'S badass and not in an overdone, "look at me, I'm such a badass" kinda way. Also the epitome of badass for me is Akuma from Street Fighter 2.
There is no denying he deserves the number 1 spot. I don't really agree with Drake being a badass though. He is my favourite video game character just because he is NOT the typical badass, but more of a realistic, relate-able character. But I suppose the combat itself makes him badass.
#1 it's gotta be Kratos, who else is as slick and badass and well known for that matter?
Looks like the writer of this article only started gaming in 2006
No Big Boss? (Naked Snake) No Raiden? (MGS4) I am disappoint.
Sweet tooth needs to be here. He IS the most badass character in video games. However Kratos being Jaffe's other character I would be fair enough to tie the 2. Seriously though how could this love child not be there.
Good pick using Kratos for number 1. But where the hell is Jackie Esticato (the main character from The Darkness) I swear everyone missed that game. The Darkness was hands down one of the best games this gen and everyone seems to have missed it.
Agreed, quite an underrated game. The story was great too, one part specifically really tugged at my heartstrings so to say (I think anyone who's played it knows what I'm talking about.)
The Darkness is one of my favorite games...not just of this generation either. The atmosphere Starbreeze created was incredible! Jackie's voice-acting was top-notch too. Great adaptation of a great series.
YES! The Darkness was incredible and it had an awesome atmosphere/story
Wow good to see a few people played it!!! Bubbles to you all!!
Yep, The Darkness WAS a great game. LOL, but by the time I got it, there was NO ONE playing online (not that it really needed it). I'm glad I kept that game. I'm going to have to go back and revisit it. I loved the little gremlin things too! Made me laugh... :D
Kratos is a decent #1 pick, I can see some people not liking many of the others, but you can never please everyone with these lists. Nice organization and a clean read overall. :-)
what a terrible list.
What a terrible post. At least explain your opinion.
This wasn't written by a Sony fanboy at all. I like the Gears of War thrown in there to try and make it seem non biased.
Told you before , xbox games are no good, they cant make it into any postive lists. The only way they can is out of Pity.
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murderdolls is master chief your top bad*ss character
Is your avatar the elf from gauntlet? ELF NEEDS FOOD
your real clever dude
I actually didn't even see your bad comment when I posted so please forgive me. And Masterchief wouldn't even be in my top 30. It's you're not your by the way.
Who from MS's lineup would be on there? Master Chief? Why? He shoots aliens. Um...don't we ALL do that? Who else?
You shoot aliens in real life? No way bro. I bet you shoot zombies sometimes too huh?
a kickass character http://www.wallpaperez.net/... I really hope they make another Heavenly sword.
I dont think he belongs that high on the list. Where is Raiden in his cyber ninja suit. eh hell not a good list at all except Kratos is #1 lol At the End there will be only Chaos!!! man i need GoW3 now!!!!
The only thing cooler than a Ninja is a God of War
What a great list. I agree 100%.
Come on... Altair walks like a girl !
Yo where is Ryo Hazuki? This list is missing Auron from FFX,The Chief and Revolver Ocelot Weak list
I'm really surprised no one mentioned Riddick
You're right!!! If any of you have played Escape from Butcher Bay, you would know Riddick is one of the most badass characters ever.
what a lame lame lame list... really Alex mercer is more bad ass than snake? L O L
A moralistic Do-Gooder who questions his own professional job of KILLING PEOPLE is the definition of badass these days? Any list without Kain in is null IMO.
and he walks like a girl
i agree with #1, i mean come on, after he is done ripping heads and bodies apart he have sex with 2 girls!!! that's badass!
sorry for spelling im writing this using the ps3 browser
Alex "no personality" Mercer? Get outta here ... that character was dull. Violence and abilities don't make a character badass, it's the attitude.
Surprised I didn't see Sephiroth. Even though he's used on all lists, he really is a badass villain.
he really haven't play many games
no capcom characters? this list is a joke
I piss on this list!
Don't do it like this. Do some research and include games that weren't just made in the last year or two.
especially kratos he s bada$$ . but alex no i disagree . maybe you should have make this list for this generation, it would work better .
10.) Nathan Drake - Sarcastic and smart mouthed treasure hunting everyman; very charismatic but not a badass. 9.) Nathan Hale - Hard-nosed Chimera killing U.S. Ranger; definitely a badass but not top 10 worthy. 8.) Altair - Religious assassin infamous for killing the Kights of Templar; A badass with a conscience, not really Top 10 worthy as well. 7.) Sam Fisher - Former Government operative/spy, out to avenge the death of his daughter; definitely a badass and worthy of top 10 honors. 6.) Nariko - Nomadic warrior who wielded the Heavenly Sword to free her land from the Tyrannical King Bohan; definitely a badass representing for the females, worthy top 10. 5.) Marcus Fenix - Locust killing Hard as nails COG Soldier; as bad ass as it gets, worthy top 10. 4.) Solid Snake - Legendary Soldier; Need I say more, worthy top 10. 3.) Ryu Hyabusa - Dragon Lineage Shinobi who avenged the death of his clan, son of Joe Hyabusa; certified badass, worthy top 10. 2.) Alex Mercer - ????????? (Not sure as I have yet to pay the game). But im pretty confident when i say TOP 2 he is not. 1.) Kratos - God killing, former God of War now on a Crusade to destroy all of Mount Olympus with the help of the Titans; The very definition of badass, worthy of the top spot. My picks for top 10: (in no particular order) Sephiroth, Solid Snake, Kain, Kratos, Dante, Sam Fisher, Master Chief, Ryu Hyabusa, Samus Aran, Marcus Fenix
He's got Nariko up there but not the legendary Samus Aran. That's a no no.
defenatley not before Snake, Marcus and Drake. And yeah....where is Duke??? hummmm??? I want answers.
Kratos is #1 Kratos will wipe all of employee of M$.
definitely the number one, but master chief should def be on that list too. and the duke as well....
Really? Seriously? Honestly? I don't believe you...
Nathan Drake is badass!???:/ Nariko is badass too??? what badass stuff as she done or said? Game only has excellent acting. Marcus Fenix is badass?? a hero with two personality is considered badass? Bruv I think you should re-do the damn list again, because you are only naming famous people everyone calls a badass: Marcus, Kratos and Solid Snake. Your own list only involves PS3 games and recent next gen games. Where is Scorpion from MK? But at least you didn't add people like Mario or Link as badass.
WTF is alex doing at number 2??
1. Dante (Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watc... ) 2. Kratos 3. Axel (Twisted Metal) 4. Marcus Fenix & Cole! 5. Me...Leon S. Kennedy (DUH!) 6. Snake 7. Jackie Estacado (The Darkness...PLAY IT, PEOPLE!) 8. Jak (Jak II & 3...INCREDIBLE!) 9. The King of the Cosmos... 10. Prince of Persia (from Warrior Within) Ryu sucks balls...
I hate to break this list's heart, but Drake isn't a badass. But that's why I like him.
I agree. He's not. He's such a great character though...and, just like you, that's why everyone loves him. Master Chief, on the other hand, is neither BA or lovable. What are you people smoking?
No samus=fail list.
I believe Wesker and Dante should've been on that list.
Master Chief and commander Sheppard need to be on that list. Drake isn't a badass, and the guy from prototype has no business being that high on the list. Also, it would be nice to see some old-school characters, like Sarevok from baldur's gate or Gannondorf from Zelda.
1.Kratos 2. Solid Snake 3. Lara Croft (Legendary Icon and probably the most popular female chracter in videogame history) 4. Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden: This guy has been around since 1985) 5. Shinobi (Joe Musashi) The original ninja hero in videogames. 6.Lord Count Dracula (castlevania series) 7.Nariko (Wielding a sword that only a god is supposed to use is pretty bad ass.) 8.Billy and Jimmy Lee (aka The Lee twins aka the Double Dragon, The two greatest martial artist in videogame history) 9.Sam Fisher 10.Mark Fenix (Gears Of War)
Lara Croft...wtf? She kills monkeys with infinite auto pistols
only thing i can agree is at numer 1, EVERYONE knows that Kratos is the most bada$$ character, the fanboy glasses dont work with him, its just liek that, Kratos pwns everything
Another noob blogger's list - god awful.
why would master chief be on that list?
come on, MC should be up there... if your talking about all the super soldiers with big guns, why not MC. He stopped an alien infection destroying the galaxy, he stopped the covenant from destroying the galaxy, and he stopped a rogue AI from destroying the galaxy. and he didn't need the help of an infinate inventory of guns either.. only two guns at any given time...come on through the halo series so far he has also had to deal with the death of all his closest allies; SG Johnson KIA, both his CO KIA, most of his spartan brothers KIA. taken from is family when he was a kid, no childhood, half his childhood friends didn't make it through the spartan project..... after reading the books, i find it hard to think of MC as just the guy i know from the game.. the MC that i know including what i know of him in the books, would kick Marcus's arse and most of the other guys as well. I would pick him over any of those guys.
I agree MC is a bad ass especially in the books, the Covenant actually put out a hit on MC because he was recognized by their leaders as having killed thousands of them (in the book he nuked a whole city which had 10k Covenant forces) helping to turn battles for the USNC. So in one book this one elite's only job was to kill MC by any means but he ended up getting killed by MC.
This is me the Editor who wrote this article, i wanna clear some thing up. Reason why there is no Sephroth is because i only included main characters in the game, meaning protaganisits. I had alot of thinking about putting Dante and Niko as well as other characters but this is what it came out to be in the end, and i have to admit that i forgot Duke.