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Posted Jul 13, '12 at 6:37pm

1zth

1zth

189 posts

Steve from minecraft, DUH!!

 

Posted Jul 13, '12 at 7:39pm

Xzeno

Xzeno

2,082 posts

What? 4 pages and so- oh there we go. BKPaladin mentioned Samus Aran. Okay BK, you're cool, th- woah woah woah. Ihsahn mentionin' actual character depth? Distinguishing mindless violence from strong characters? Calling gaming culture patriarchal? I'm sorry BKPaladin, but there's a new sheriff in town. Yeah! We love Ihsahn, isn't that right, Internet? Posts like his are what make this thread worthwhile, with actual analysis and intelligent answers. You're the man, Ihsahn!

Alright, three characters to add, even though there are just so many that I love a whole lot.

As you guessed, I'm mentioning Samus Aran. This isn't just because I've had a giant crush on her ever since I first played Metroid Fusion. There are other reasons I think she's a good character. One of them is simply that she is a woman. Video games, even more than other media, show a gross lack of strong female leads, and that's something that simply needs to change. So it's good to see a strong character like Samus stepping on the neck of patriarchy. Oh, and Other M is noncanon. Don't even mention that antifeminist garbage. Haters get wrecked. But one of the things I really like about Metroid, particularly the Prime series, is the theme of isolation. Samus may be a ****** posthuman bountyhunter, but she's a lonely one. If not lonely, certainly alone. And that theme of isolation is captured perfectly in Metroid: Prime, with how she's not only alone from anyone similar to her, but she also has a second layer of isolation, her suit. That's the big thing. I'd write an essay about it but I'm trying to keep this brief.

Another character: Jade, from Beyond Good and Evil. I'm too lazy and pressed for time now. I'll analyze Jade and Jim Raynor (from StarCraft) later. YOU'RE THE MAN, Ihsahn!

 

Posted Jul 14, '12 at 12:31pm

kingofwar1234

kingofwar1234

461 posts

I'd say Soap... He's a great character who died trying to save the world... And he's the main character for all of the Modern Warefare games... Price is a close second..

 

Posted Jul 14, '12 at 2:33pm

Wyrzen

Wyrzen

325 posts

I see a lot of similarities between Jim Raynor and John Marston.

My favorite is is Delta 1138 from Republic Commando. Or really any of those guys. I've gone back and replayed the game on hard so many times. I'd pay a crap load if they made a sequel.

 

Posted Jul 14, '12 at 7:24pm

Kathorn

Kathorn

6 posts

Strelok from the STALKER series if anybody even knows who that is. You get a free cyber high five from me if you do.:D

 

Posted Jul 15, '12 at 12:03pm

CornCob

CornCob

22 posts

Mastercheif from Halo! he is coming back at Halo 4!!!

 

Posted Jul 15, '12 at 12:26pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

600 posts

Urdnot Wrex from namely the first Mass Effect, but if you've played you're cards right, he will be there all the way to the third.

     He thinks somewhat bull-headed, but when not angered, is tactically superior, and of course physically, being Krogan and all. He is a real leader and knows what to say to keep his people in check, yet still has the long-run goals and the future of his race on his mind, although still able to keep his cool most of the time. Along with all of this, if you keep him alive, you can watch as he grows in importance and power as he progresses. Always looking to improve and working for the better.

     He also deserves all of the respect he has earned, he is a true battlefield veteran. So impressive is his skill, and so respectable is he that a whole race of bull-headed, angry, irrational warriors follow his lead. The longer he lives, the more powerful he is. Talk about character development. He was even one of the driving factors in curing something as big as the genophage, not to diminish Mort's part of course. Seriously, he is a better leader than most politicians these days.

 

Posted Jul 15, '12 at 12:26pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,155 posts

Ganondorf, from the Legend of Zelda.

also his sidekick zant from twilight princess, he is so funny.

 

Posted Jul 15, '12 at 6:18pm

jt25rox

jt25rox

343 posts

obvisouly the winner
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Magikarp from pokemon with his one attack that always does 300 damage splash

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Posted Jul 16, '12 at 2:03am

samiel

samiel

344 posts

id say Alaiester from painkiller overdose he wasnt very popular but come on he ripped of the dog head of cerberus killed an archangel took control of purgatory tore through legions of the undead killed the invisible man on the set of the shining made it look like a little girl this guy is awsome and its all thanks to sam from the first painkiller who killed lucifer i think his name was sam but yah Alaiester is duh bomb

 
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