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The REAL top 50 gaming characters of all time!

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  1. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I just saw this thread by MailMan and nearly had a stroke!

    Guinness Book Names "Top 50 Video Game Characters...

    So why not do our own version?

    I will start by adding a few names and if enough people take part in this I will sort through the names and make a real list :D (maybe it should be top 10 not 50 then lol)

    Here we go. In no particular order (atm):

    1) Mario (anything Mario related)
    2) Chris/Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
    3) Ryu aka Ryu Hoshi (Street Fighter series)
    4) Ken Masters (Street Fighter series)
    5) Sagat (Street Fighter series)
    6) Link (Zelda series)
    7) Sonic The Hedgehog (Sonic series)
    8) Simon Belmont (or maybe the Belmont family (Castlevania series)
    9) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)
    10) Sub Zero (Mortal Kombat series)
    11) Liu Kang (Mortal Kombat series)
    12) Duke Nukem
    13) Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)
    14) Luigi (Marios brother)
    15) Alex Kidd (Alex kidd series)
    16) Wonder Boy (Wonder Boy series)
    17) Soap Mactavish (Call Of Duty series)
    18) Marcus Fenix (Gears Of War series)
    19) M. Bison aka Vega in Japan (Street Fighter series)
    20) Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil series)
    21) Boo (Mario series)
    22) Koopa Troopa (Mario series)
    23) Yoshi (Mario series)
    24) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
    25) Crash Bandicoot (Crash series)
    26) Heihachi Mishima (Tekken series)
    27) Bomberman (Bomberman series)
    28) Toad (Mario Kart series)
    29) Master Chief (Halo series)
    30) Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid series)
    31) Kratos (God Of War series)
    32) Ganondorf (Zelda series)
    33) Fox McCloud (Starwing series)
    34) Ryu Hayabusa )Ninja Gaiden series)
    35) Max Payne (Max Payne series)
    36) Samus Aran (Metroid series)

    Jet Set Willy or Dizzy (the egg) - I've just thrown these in to see who's a REAL old skool gamer :)

    PLEASE NOTE: it seems that some have trouble understanding simple English. This is NOT a FINAL list. It is a few random names that I could think of that could/should be considered on a list of this kind.
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    shame she dies


    duke nukem rofl #27
    lara croft #7 :eek:

    were is alex the kidd?
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    Gordon Freeman (half life)
    Psycho (crysis)
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    Freeman is a good one. But Psycho, no, he's not established enough. It's a bit like them adding Eddie Riggs from Brutal legend to that official Guinness list :(

    I think the likes of Soap Mactavish only just make it on the list because of the sales figures of the titles he appears in.
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  7. Frick

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    No Psycho, and to many from Street Fighter, and to many from Resident Evil and Mortal Kombat! Half the list are with characters from those games! Imo.

    But I'd throw in:

    Kain - from Legacy of Kain because the story is suprisingly good and if you haven't seen the games I recommend you read through it all. It's totally worth it! It's a suprising amount of depth in there.

    April Ryan - of The Longest Journey, one of the best characters ever, and she's a girl that is not all OMG A GIRL BOOBS AND WHY IS MY STEEL BIKINI SO SMALL. She's kinda cute, and smart and she have clothes on her and the entire game is mature without being retarded.

    Guybrush Threepwood - This guy seriously needs to be in a list like that.

    JC Denton Because well yeah.
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    :eek::eek::eek:

    I know Freeman and Lara Croft from playing, all the others are unknown to me (exept Mario, as it is kind of Donald Duck today). I just became aware that I am not a "gamer", but I play games (only carefully selected ones, no need to play what 'all others' play). Feeling better, and anyone knowing all those 'little animals' is sick : ) Remember that when I was a kid, there was nothing except ping-pong! During the arcade years i played Packman and racing games.
    But, of course, I had a hunting gun and passed my time in the hills, lol.
    Wait, I once played a The Simpsons game hehe: add Homer, etc., to that list.
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    You have left out Willy in Manic Miner, Monty Mole and the farmer in Chuckie Egg, without mentioning the protagonist of the Sabre Wulf series of games, but I'll let you off for including Jet Set Willy.
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    My list is just a few names for consideration.

    Good call :D

    What about Jack The Nipper? :D
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    Duke Nukem should be second. It has to much charisma. ;)
    Also I would have included in top 10, that dude from Street Fighter (Insert Coins anyone...???),
    Abe from Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey (great jnr game), April Ryan from Longest Journey, J.C. Denton from DeusEX (Hell YEAH!!), Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey series (a must) etc. I'll thing about others than edit this...
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    Solid Snake, needs to be #10 not quite top 5 material but the story of Snake is a mature one thats grown with are generation and even today the old games hold up, a parody of what could be and the depths a person will go through to see there conviction done, not to mention seriously snake is a complete badass, cloned to be a super soldier he was a disposable hero ment to serve a machines purpose, and rises above it even though hes genetically inferior then the other brothers, he still soldiers on. and his story is done, and its one that few stories in gaming can ever hope to rival. only the duke is more awesome then snake in an american badass kinda way.

    Also no one can tell me SHODAN isnt utterly fucking awesome

    Shodan: The Polito form is dead, insect. Are you afraid? What is it you fear? The end of your trivial existence? When the history of my glory is written, your species shall only be a footnote to my magnificence.

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    Solid Snake would be on a top 10 list for sure.
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    WTF - you never even put Gordon Freeman in your list:confused:
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    How about Gabriel Knight...??? You have so many characters from platforms, beat'em ups ,shooters, but not adventures..? And I agree, Guybrush sould definitely be on that list! If you want this to be a SERIOUS top 50, you should include adventure games characters too....! You know, heroes with an actual STORY behind their name....;)
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    Ah, where is Colin McRae? :)
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    I guess he's not included because he was a REAL person, not a gaming character....;)
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    and his name was used alot, but you didnt really play as him at all if i remember right.
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    Iirc, in one version he kind of acted like your teacher or copilot. Anyway...
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    oh and screw it Otacon needs to be in the top 50 lets face it infatuation with a female sniper, he pissed himself because of a cyborg ninja but hes alive and well and he helped snake kick ass for years not to mention the guys a tech genius, its like giving yourself a virtual high five without being lame when putting him on the list.
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    What about Sam Fisher?
    And definitely Gordon Freeman has to be on the list and pretty close to the top!!

    EDIT: and yeah.half of the list is made of characters from 3 games.

    EDIT2:What was the name of the guy from Project I.G.I?That was another sympathic game character.
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    Otacon? Who's that?

    Ooo oohho hoohoho Ruy from Ninja Gaiden!

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