Top 5 Most Annoying Videogame Protagonists in Recent Times

Gameranx: For every protagonist like Nathan Drake, there's been an annoying character like Navi to make you want to rip your hair out. Imagine sitting through several dozen hours with them as your only company and you might just lose your mind. Here are five main characters who drove us mad.

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Godmars2902870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

You know, as much as I found XIII to be disappointing, I wasn't all that annoyed by Vanille.

"Sort of like Happy fireworks, ya!"

That just made me feel like repeatedly bouncing a blitz ball off Wakka's nads...

Crystallis2870d ago

Yea I wasnt annoyed by her either, Hope on the other hand annoyed the sh*t out of me.

Julie2870d ago

None of those characters annoyed me and i love Navi :)

Nier is a bit meh but not annoying.

I don't agree with this list at all , mine would be different but is just my opinion :)

Warprincess1162870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

Hope wasn't annoying. Put yourslef in his shoes. You just saw your mother die and you are getting chased around by soliders. The nice life you had before just disappear. So stop acting like hope was complaining for no reason. He had every right to be angry and complain. You have to remember that he is just a child.srry if any of the information i said about the story was wrong. I haven't played FF13 in months.

DelbertGrady2870d ago (Edited 2870d ago )

Nier? Sure, he isn't good, but if anything Grimoire Weiss is extremely annoying. His elitist British accent is so over-acted and cliché.

Love the game btw. Currently playing it. Extremely underrated. It has some of the best boss fights this gen, and the story isn't too shabby either.

Baka-akaB2870d ago


Dont bother , many of the guys complaining about him didnt play long enough to see him evolve and change , once his initially warranted angst vanished .

The only guy from XIII that i can't stand and could find any excuse for so far , has been Snow . To my great surprise he was for more horripiling with his hero act than anything Vanille and Hope said .

Godmars2902870d ago

Hope wasn't well done as a sheltered kid who'd just lost his mother while being hunted by everyone yet forced to rely on a small group of strangers which happened to include the guy he viewed who got his mother killed. But then none of the characters were really handled well.

Just for example, those two under the pope who was suppose to be the main bad guy - I guess - should have been featured in multiple boss fights. Including ones where after dying - at the player's hand - they were brought back as l'Cie. Instead they were just presented as incompetent stooges.

dgroundwater2870d ago

Grimoire Weiss was an awesome throwback to Dr. Caroll from Perfect Dark. Still annoying, but that is intentional.

PS3Freak2870d ago

Grimoire Weiss was awesome! Neir wasn't bad at all either. Vanille on the other hand. She was an autrocity. I wanted to kill myself everytime she spoke with that ridiculous accent that I can't even begin to pinpoint.

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Warprincess1162870d ago

I know this is off-topic but when he got to the limbo part. He said he did not want to have children. I don't understand why people would not want to have any children. Children is the greatest gift you could recieve and he gone to miss out on alot. Now back on topic, i disagree about vanielle. She was just trying to make hope happy and not to be scared of what was going on. I think without her, hope probably would of went crazy

bananlol2870d ago

Whats wrong with not wanting to have children? If more people were like him the world woulnt get overpopulated.

Pozzle2867d ago

Because children aren't the be-all-and-end-all of every person's life. Some people just don't have that maternal/paternal feeling or urge to have a child.
You're hardly going to consider children a gift or think you're missing out on anything if you genuinely don't want children in your life.

Troll-without-Bridge2870d ago

What a terrible list, i loved all characters exemplified. Nier is freaking awesome.

EverydayGuy2870d ago

Everyone in FF 13 annoyed me, Sahz and Lightning was the only normal character in there.

AssassinHD2870d ago

Granted I am only 11 hours in to FFXIII (and have been for months now), but Vanille never annoyed me. I can't stand Hope or Snow though.

SquareEnixFan2869d ago

Sazh and Hope were actually the only characters I hated. Snow started off annoying but he eventually became a likeable character.

CDbiggen2869d ago

It seems everyone hates at least one of the main characters from FFXIII...

SactoGamer2870d ago

I don't care who thinks Vanille is annoying. I'd still tap that.

Acquiescence2870d ago

Nothing a gag couldn't handle.

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