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Title is rather self-explanatory. Who are your favorite video game characters?

Mine are, in no particular order:

  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Ike (Fire Emblem)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Bayonetta (Duh)
  • Hector (Fire Emblem)
  • Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Soma Cruz (Castlevania)
  • 2B (Nier Automata)
  • Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
  • Terra Bradford (Final Fantasy)
  • Simon Belmot (Castlevania)
  • X (Mega Man X)
  • Erika (Fire Emblem)
  • Bill Rizer (Contra)
  • Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden)
  • Doomguy (Doom)
  • Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
  • Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Flynn (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Rex (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Zero (Mega Man X)
  • Alucard (Castlevania)
  • Ryu (Street Fighter)
  • Ken (Street Fighter)
  • Chun Li (Street Fighter)
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken)
  • Frank West (Dead Rising)
  • Cole MacGrath (Infamous)

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Let's see here:

Pokemon:

Cynthia

Zinnia

Wally

Lance

May

Danganronpa:

Maki Roll(note her actual last name is harukawa)

Kaede akamatsu

Kaito mamota

Shuichi Saihara

Keebo

Izuru kamakura

Hajime Hinata

Nagito Komeada

Chihiro Fujisaki

Gundam Tanaka

Kokichi Ouma

Monokuma

I like a lot of characters from danganronpa

Persona:

Naota shirogane

Ren amamiya

Ryuji Sakamoto

Yosuke hanamura

Nanako Dojima

Tohru Adachi

Haru Okumura

Ryotaro Dojima

Fire emblem:

Severa(obviously)

Cordelia

Robin

Chrom

Nyx

Owain

Inigo

Lucina

Takumi

Camilla

Celica

Delthea

Other franchises:

Pyhra

Mythra

Rex

Elma(Xenoblade chronicles X)

Rin Tohsaka(does she count?)

Shirou Emiya(the archer variant specifically but again I dunno if he counts)

2B(thus far anyway still need to finish that game)

Edited by Ottservia

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Off the top of my head:

 

Fire Emblem

Bastian

Lewyn

Zihark

Sigurd

Naesala

 

Persona

Makoto

Futaba

Yusuke

Sojiro

Joker (visually)

 

Tales

Zelos Motherflippin' Wilder

Yuri Lowell

Jade Curtiss

 

Megaman

Zero (MMZ)

 

Castlevania (Based on the incredible Netflix series)

Alucard

Trevor Belmont

Dracula

 

Guild Wars

Rytlock Brimstone

Logan Thackeray

Canach

Shiro Tagachi

 

Mass Effect

Garus

Liara

Tali

 

The Witcher 3

Geralt

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There are too much I like to say favorite I guess? xD

Fire Emblem: Rinkah, Camus, Deirdre
LoH:
Trails in the Sky
:
Olivert, Sherazard
Trails of Cold Steel (Just started with the first game so have mercy, but so far)
Sara, Crow
Valkyrie Profile:
Lenneth, Ailyth. Hrist, Arngrim
Megaman X:
Zero
Castlevania:
Shanoa, Trevor
Red Dead Redemption 2:
Arthur Morgan
Legend of Mana:
Escard
Final Fantasy 7 (Boooo, I guess):
Tifa
Kid Icarus:
Palutena (Why does she have to be lame in Smash Ultimate...)
Persona:
Adachi
Lufia:
Erin, Dekar, Seena
Star Fox:
Fox, Crystal (Some furry never hurts).
Catharine:
Vincent
Tales of:
Velvet, Yuri (A little pattern at sight here).

I make a stop here. I think I could write more. xD
 

Edited by Stroud

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Ooh, this is interesting.

Marth (Fire Emblem)

Caeda (Fire Emblem)

Roy (Fire Emblem)

Eliwood (Fire Emblem)

Link (Legend of Zelda)

Sidon (Legend of Zelda)

Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)

Zack Fair (Final Fantasy VII)

Genesis Rhapsodos (Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core)

Steven Stone (Pokemon)

Blue (Pokemon)

Silver (Pokemon)

Gladion (Pokemon)

Lillie (Pokemon)

Professor Kukui (Pokemon)

Bandana Waddle Dee (Kirby)

Akira Kurusu/Ren Amamiya (Persona 5)

Ann Takimaki (Persona 5)

Futaba Sakura (Persona 5)

Haru Okumura (Persona 5)

Akechi Goro (Persona 5)

Sojiro Sakura (Persona 5)

K.K Slider (Animal Crossing)

Palutena (Kid Icarus)

Welkin Gunther (Valkyria Chronicles)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles) I can never get her last name right.

Richter Belmont (Castlevania)

Alucard (Castlevania)

Maria Renard (Castlevania)

Leon Belmont (Castlevania)

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32 minutes ago, Silafante said:

(I love a lot of other characters but Dante deserves his spot.)

"Who are your favorite video game characters of all time?", featuring Dante from the Devil May Cry series

Edited by Von Ithipathachai

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Plenty, there are too many characters I like.

Pokemon

Red, Blue, Green/Leaf (whichever you prefer her being called), Lance, Giovanni, Silver, Jasmine, Riley, Steven

Megaman

MegaMan EXE, ProtoMan EXE, Bass EXE, Colonel EXE, ShadowMan EXE, HeatMan EXE, Megaman X, Zero, Ciel

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright, Miles Edgeworth, Apollo Justice, Athena Cykes, Ema Skye, Dick Gumshoe

Fire Emblem

Anna, Tiki, Azura, Linde, Palla, L'Arachel, Marisa, Chrom, Owain, Kliff, Boey, Kaze, Camus, Reinhardt, plus tons of others

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Series (Trails in the Sky/Trails of Cold Steel/ Zero no Kiseki)

Lloyd Bannings, Claire Rieveldt, Sara Valestein, Towa Herschel,  Kevin Graham, Ries Argent, Alan Richard

Persona

Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, Joker (Persona 5), Makoto Niijima

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Nice question! I can answer, though I think I'll do by franchise like some others have. :)

Fire Emblem: Ike, Frederick, Elincia, Kieran, Ranulf, Silas, Ephraim
The Legend of Zelda: Ghirahim, Vaati, Toon Link, Ezlo, Groose, Pipit
Mario: Luigi, Daisy, Rosalina, Professor E. Gadd, Mr. L
Pokemon: Cilan, Looker, Roark, Flint, Cynthia
Kid Icarus: Dark Pit, Magnus
Xenoblade: Nia (I've only played Xenoblade 2 and I haven't played through it entirely yet...lol)

Edited by Anacybele

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  • Lucas from Mother 3.
  • Link from The Legend of Zelda. As for which Link, probably the Hero of Time.
  • Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles.
  • Ike from Path of Radiance/Radiant Dawn.
  • Phoenix Wright from Ace Attorney.

I have mained all of them in Smash at one point or another.

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In pretty much no particular order

  • Catria (Fire Emblem)
  • Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou)
  • Kloe Rinz (Trails in the Sky)
  • Laura S. Arseid (Trails of Cold Steel)
  • Makoto Niijima (Persona 5)
  • Terry Bogard (Fatal Fury/King of Fighters)
  • Alucard (Castlevania)
  • Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
  • Silque (Fire Emblem)
  • Melia Antiqua (Xenoblade)
  • Aigis (Persona 3)
  • Mia (Fire Emblem)
  • Joe Musashi (Shinobi)
  • Hibiki Takane (The Last Blade)
  • Leona Heidern (King of Fighters)
  • Millia Rage (Guilty Gear)
  • Sol Badguy (Guilty Gear)
  • Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
  • Luigi (Super Mario)
  • Youmu Konpaku (Touhou)
  • Orie (Under Night In-Birth)
  • Ibuki (Street Fighter)
  • Akuma (Street Fighter)
  • Taki (Soul Calibur)

I can go on with this list.

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I'd be a fool and a faker if I didn't list Oboro here.

Anyway, as for the rest of them, these just come off the top of my head in no real order:

  • Naked Snake/Big Boss (Metal Gear)
  • The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3)
  • Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Catria (Fire Emblem)
  • Lucina (Fire Emblem)
  • Hector (Heckin' Fire Emblem)
  • Katarina (Fire Emblem)
  • Oifaye ('Stache Emblem)
  • Nino (Fire Emblem: Only Franchise That Doesn't Make All Their Kids Annoying Shits)
  • Isara Gunther (Valkyria Chronicles)
  • Literally all the Darcsens in Valkyria Chronicles 1
  • Brigitte "Rosie" Stark (Valkyria Chronicles)
  • Largo Potter (Valkyria Chronicles)
  • Cassandra (Soul Calibur)
  • Seong Mi-Na (Soul Calibur)
  • Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • John Demption Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Garus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
  • Legion (Mass Effect)
  • Tali (Mass Effect - won't say her full name because it changes, like, twice)
  • Arcade israel Ganon (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Caesar (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Veronica Santangelo (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Craig Boone (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Chief Hanlon (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Ulysses (Fallout: New Vegas - All DLCs)
  • Joshua Graham (Fallout: New Vegas)

Let's just say there's too many characters I like from FO:NV, Metal Gear, and Fire Emblem for me to list them all.

And I only limited this to games.  If it extended to official TV shows, movies, and books, there'd be hundreds.  And if it also included stuff from less "official" platforms such as YouTube let's plays, then only the sky would be the limit.

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6 minutes ago, Gregster101 said:

I feel guilty for forgetting to mention him, but my other favorite video game character of all time is Luigi XP

Image result for luigi

I feel guilty about forgetting him as well.

I guess I just had to stop somewhere because I listed a lot as-is.

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Robo (Chrono Trigger)

Graham of Daventry (King's Quest 1)

Bowser (Mario Party)

Arle Nadja (Puyo Puyo)

Grunty Winkybunion (Banjo Kazooie)

Banjo (Banjo Kazooie)

Rayman (Rayman 2)

Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong Country 2)

Yoshi (Yoshi's Island)

Dr. Fluke Hawkins (MDK2)

Boupha (Dr. Lunatic Supreme with Cheese)

Generics

Rogues (Majesty:The Fantasy Kingdom Sim)

Female Burly 1 PC (Wizardry 8)

Ring Members of Humakt  (King of Dragon Pass)

Osean Fleet (Ace Combat 5)

Soul Man (Worms Armageddon)

 

 

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I decided I would only pick characters from games I have played and only one character per series.

Rosalina(Mario)- A character in a Mario game with a fleshed out backstory is rare, but really satisfying.
Midna(Legend of Zelda)- The most likable companion in the Zelda series, at least from what I've played.
Eliwood(Fire Emblem)- I know this is an unpopular choice, but I like having classic paragon heroes.
Hades(Kid Icarus)- Unceasingly entertaining villain I will reference for years to come.
Reyn(Xenoblade)- My favorite video game character of all time. Endearingly goofy, but fiercely loyal to the people he cares about.
Cammy(Street Fighter)- Great backstory, loved seeing her progression through the series, also fun to play.
Cecil(Final Fantasy)- Biased for FF4, but Cecil's arc of redemption really makes me root for him.
Julius Belmont(Castlevania)- Everyone's got a favorite Belmont, Julius is a straight up Badass.
Specter Knight(Shovel Knight)- Specter of Torment does a really good job of getting you to sympathize with this tragic villain.
Prince Vorkken(The Wonderful 101)- A gloriously hammy anti-hero and a great doppelganger boss fight.
The Kid(Bastion)- Once you learn his backstory, The Kid becomes a lot more interesting than his silent protagonist status might lead you to believe.
Sol Badguy(Guilty Gear)- My favorite character to play as in any fighting game, also any reference to my favorite band Queen is always a win.
Jodariel(Pyre)- Jodariel is such a mom and I love her.
Big Band(Skullgirls)- Such a creative character concept and I like jazz.
Reinhardt(Overwatch)- I adore Darin De Paul and Reinhardt embodies true heroism in my eyes.

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My top 50:

 

  1. Yukari Yakumo (Touhou) 
  2. Pneuma (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  3. Nia (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  4. Airi Ban (Devil Survivor 2)
  5. Alisa Reinford (Trails of Cold Steel series)
  6. Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  7. Pyra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  8. Jill Fizzard (Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn) 
  9. Byakuren Hijiri (Touhou)
  10. Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles) 
  11. Rean Schwarzer (Trails of Cold Steel series) 
  12. Futuba Sakura (Persona 5)
  13. Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear (Tales of the Abyss)
  14. Magilou (Tales of Berseria) 
  15. Yuyuko Saigyouji (Touhou) 
  16. Hecatia Lapislazuli (Touhou)
  17. Aigis (Persona 3)
  18. Marcia (Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn) 
  19. Laura S. Arseid (Trails of Cold Steel series) 
  20. Tear Grants (Tales of the Abyss) 
  21. Lucina (Fire Emblem Awakening) 
  22. Mia (Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn) 
  23. Rosalina (Super Mario) 
  24. Kirby (Kirby series) 
  25. Olivert Reise Arnor (The Legend of Heroes series) 
  26. Morag (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  27. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) 
  28. Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia) 
  29. Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria) 
  30. Estelle Bright (Trails in the Sky series) 
  31. Rita Mordio (Tales of Vesperia) 
  32. Edward (Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn) 
  33. Fox McCloud (Star Fox) 
  34. Wolf O'Donnell (Star Fox) 
  35. Captain Falcon (F-Zero) 
  36. Zelda (Zelda series) 
  37. Yoshi (Super Mario) 
  38. Junko (Touhou) 
  39. Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) 
  40. Fumi Kanno (Devil Survivor 2)
  41. King Dedede (Kirby series) 
  42. Ganondorf (Zelda series) 
  43. Reimu Hakurei (Touhou) 
  44. Linoan (Fire Emblem Thracia 776)
  45. Mitsuru Kirijou (Persona 3)
  46. Rex (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
  47. Micaiah (Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn)
  48. Patty Fleur (Tales of Vesperia) 
  49. Leif (Fire Emblem Thracia 776)
  50. L'Arachel (Fire Emblem Sacred Stones) 

 

Edited by Little Princess

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Been a while, hasn't it?
Here's my list of my personal favourite video game characters in no particular order.

  • Christophorus (Nights of Azure / Nights of Azure 2) (I mean, just look at my pfp)
  • Arnice (Nights of Azure / Nights of Azure 2)
  • Malvasia (Nights of Azure 2)
  • Ryuji Sakamoto (Persona 5) (though you could put every party member from that game in this spot, plus Hifumi)
  • Sophie (Atelier Sophie)
  • Chrom (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Hilda (Stella Glow)
  • Lucifer (Shin Megami Tensei IV)
  • Anne (Bravely Second)
  • Edea Lee (Bravely Default)
  • Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
  • Jade Curtiss (Tales of the Abyss)
  • Gaius (Tales of Xillia / Tales of Xillia 2)
  • Amaterasu (Okami)
  • Mia (Fire Emblem Path of Radiance / Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn)
  • Miror B (Pokémon Colosseum / Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness)
  • Grovyle (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky / Time / Darkness)
  • Rinna (Shining Resonance: Refrain)
  • Magilou (Tales of Berseria)
  • Celica (Fire Emblem Echoes)
Edited by DragonFlames

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There aren't many, as I tend to come and go, but:

  • Nearly everyone in Persona 3/4 (and hopefully 5 too - I haven't played yet.) in general, but particularly:
    • Yosuke starts out with some good mature moments when he's not thinking about girls at school, and that makes him more complex than the standard sidekick. (Though, perhaps because of this, his character development seems somewhat weaker than Junpei at times...)
    • Chie's sense of justice was essentially me in elementary school looking after my down symdrome sister.
    • Yukiko has some surprising moments in her character, and she also seem really fitting for my playthrough Yu's girlfriend.
    • Kanji had some good moments showing how the strict gender norms/expectations in Japan is detrimental.
    • Rise had some good commentary on the preception of celebrities in general, and the Japanese idol in particular.
    • Minako, the only female protagonist, and unlike what tends to happen with some female main leads (I'm looking at you, Fire Emblem), she kicks ass just as much as the male protagonist. Atlus, we need more protags like her!
    • Ryotaro Dojima is a well-done tragic figure, who struggled to relate to Nanako and come to terms with his wife's death, while emotionally running away into his job. Nanako Dojima is also another complex character I appreciate; her innocence and her maturity and how she tries to understand society and life. While everyone in the series feels like actual people (as opposed to the so-called trashy anime characters), this applies most with Ryotaro and Nanako. (Persona 4)
    • Mitsuru and Akihiko: So hot, so badass, so intelligent, they are the paragon of all Gekkokan students.
    • Junpei: While he didn't start out with the character complexity of Yosuke, this is offset with his top-notch character development with Chidori.
  • Itsuki Aoi (TMS) - One thing that he did well unlike the majority of FE Lords - actually give the female characters time to shine, and not hogging the spotlight.
  • Roy (FE Binding Blade)
  • Lilina (FE Binding Blade)
  • Caeda (more so on Tokyo Mirage Sessions)
  • Yuna (Final Fantasy 10)
  • Nate and Rosa (Pokemon Black 2)
  • Zelda (Zelda, Twilight Princess)
  • Ganon (Zelda, series-wide)
  • Anju and Kafei (Zelda: Majora's Mask)
Edited by henrymidfields

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Ah man; this is difficult. In no particular order:

Heroes:

  • Link (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Ike (Fire Emblem)
  • Lan Hikari & Megaman (Megaman Battle Network)
  • Geo Stelar (Megaman Star Force)
  • Rhys (Fire Emblem)
  • Elincia (Fire Emblem)
  • Claude Wallace (Valkyria Chronicles 4)
  • Ogma (Fire Emblem)
  • Captain Toad (Mario)
  • Dunban (Xenoblade Chronicles)

Villains:

  • Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Bowser Jr (Mario)
  • Ashnard (Fire Emblem)
  • Lehran (Fire Emblem)
  • Metal Face (Xenoblade Chronicles)
  • Egil (Xenoblade Chronicles)

Supporting Characters:

  • Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, but especially Spirit Tracks Zelda)
  • Palutena (Kid Icarus)
  • The King of Red Lions (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker)
  • Cynthia (Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum)
  • Lillie (Pokémon Sun and Moon)

And I'm certain there are a few more that I just can't remember off the top of my head. 

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