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Added by The Flagship on 19 Apr 2008 07:22
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Character: J.C Denton

One of the most legendary character ever to have graced this planet. Ice cold, intelligent and super capable, the nano-augmented agent has provided countless hours of laughs and admiration.

A quote: "A bomb's a bad choice for close range combat."

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Half-Life 2 - PC Games
Character: Gordon Freeman

Gamings most famous mute. The doctor of advanced physics-turned iconic rebel and saviour of humanity from the alien hordes is one of the most legendary characters I can think of, despite never uttering a word.

A quote: "..."
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Character: Max Payne

I really think the top three characters in this list are tied. Max is someone who has had his life continually destroyed over and over again and it's just beautiful. He still maintains his cool, the ultimate noir detective.

A quote: "I lied to myself that it was over. I was still alive, my loved ones were still dead. It wasn't over."
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Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation
Character: Cloud Strife

The poor guy has a lot of issues going on in his head, but he was a solid protagonist in a great game. His look, his attitude and his massive sword struck an instant chord with me in my young days.

A quote: "I ain't interested in a buncha scrubs like you!"
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Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation
Character: Squall Leonheart

Squall starts of as an intolerable bag of emotions but eventually comes out of his shell and turns into a much more likeable guy. He's intelligent and most importantly, he's capable of some serious beatdowns - and that's the most important attribute for a fictional hero.

A quote: "No matter what happens, even if you become the world's enemy, I'll be your knight."
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Character: Solid Snake

Despite the fact that he is a master of subterfuge and a highly trained killer, Snake is still an international hero. Everyone knows of him, everyone loves him and most importantly, everyone wants to be him. Just imagine having that voice!

A quote: "No! That man is NOT Solid Snake!"
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Character: Carl 'C.J' Johnson

The classic rise from street bum to criminal overlord in a grand theft auto game is made all the more funny when you have a classic protagonist who comes out with thousands of one-liners at the drop of a hat.

A quote: "Are you a professional moron or just a gifted amateur?"
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Shadow of the Colossus - PlayStation 2
Character: Wander

A mysterious hero driven only by his desire to resurrect his lover, whatever the cost to his health. A gifted horseman and conqueror of even the most insurmountable of beasts.

A quote: "Agro!"
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Streets of Rage 2 - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Character: Axel

Nobody forms a vigilante cop gang and cleans up the 32-bit street like Axel and his buddies. Sporting a fetching bandanna and skin tight white-tee, you better stay at home tonight if you're criminal scum!

A quote: "AAAARGH!"
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Resident Evil 2 - PlayStation
Character: Leon Kennedy

He doesn't have arteries and veins, he has 'protect' and 'serve'! Seemingly oblivious to the undead goings on in town until he gets right into the middle of it! That doesn't stop him though. Anything to impress on his first day!

A quote: "Man, why doesn't anyone ever listen to me?"
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Character: Sonic

Before I was old enough to know any better I was very much content with silent blue hedgehogs who could only run fast and jump on things as my lifestyle icons. Those were the days! Before Sonic was a cocky juvenile runt.

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Street Fighter II - Super famicom and SNES
Character: Ryu

The ultimate in silent chic. Ryu is an unrivalled Kung Fu master, despite the fact that he has only mastered three special moves and a handful of kicks and punches. But what a bandanna!

A quote: "Now I'll find a better challenge!"
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Character: Lara Croft

Of course. The better graphics get these days, the better Lara looks and the more acceptable it is to fancy her. That's my story anyway. With her array of ridiculously agile gymnastics and unbelievable aerial feats, you can't help but be impressed with her. The fact that she is always inappropriately dressed and prone to spurts of extreme rage makes her all the more heroic.

A quote: "From this moment, your every breath is a gift from me!"
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Character: Nick 'Havoc' Parker

Everything that is WRONG with this diabolical game can be summed up by his abominable face on the front cover. Looking permanently constipated and sporting an expression that looks like it was forged with a pneumatic-shovel, Havoc undoubtedly failed to live up to his predecessor's namesake and broke many of my ribs on the way.

A quote: "Conflict of interest? HYA! I got...Interest...in.. CONFLICT!"
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A list of my favourite characters in video games. I've chosen one character from each game and if they appear in a sequel, the game that I feel most demonstrated their heroism.

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Posted: 9 years, 5 months ago at Apr 19 23:33
I always thought Knuckles was a bit more of a legend than Sonic.
Posted: 9 years, 5 months ago at Apr 19 23:57
That's because you weren't there from the beginning!
Posted: 8 years, 11 months ago at Oct 24 15:07
I thought you had misspelled favorite... but then I realized you were from the UK.... ;)
Posted: 8 years, 3 months ago at Jun 9 16:56
rofl
Posted: 7 years, 10 months ago at Nov 14 8:00
A nice list full of great games.
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Dec 27 18:03
Of course, Sonic is a bigger legend than Knuckles! Right anwer, Grand Assault!

if you want, you can check my list and tell me what you think : http://www.listal.com/list/my-favorite-video-games
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Oct 14 18:16
I kind of like Sonic as a bit of an arrogant jerk, because it makes him more of an independent chaos force who does his own thing. I can see anyone who never got into the cartoons and preferred the Genesis days (because who doesn't?) getting exasperated though. Apparently Jaleel White was sought by Sega to voice Classic Sonic in Sonic Generations. That would have been interesting.

Great list! I'm glad to see someone else likes Cloud, because I always got the impression people overlooked him in favor of Sephiroth. The quotes are icing on the cake.

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