The EZA community Top 50 Videogame Characters!



  • Nice, Phoenix Wright! A character that's both fun and determined, with a strong moral code. Incredibly smart but also clumsy and insecure. Love the writing in those games. Damn, now I regret not participating, if only to put the Judge on my list, he's the best!



  • Oh god, Wrex is such a good pick. Good work.



  • I'm happy that Phoenix made the cut ^^ I wasn't sure that if others here would show much love towards this wonderful series, because Ace Attorney series is one that most people overlook so easily.
    Thanks @Tearju-Engi and @michemagius!



  • Although the top 100 games gave us a few surprises, I think we're going to find a lot more in this list just due to the scope alone. Good times people!



  • @SabotageTheTruth I shit you not, after that post I looked up a character list of P3FES, I remember everyone, except him, I feel like I slipped into the Bearenstain dimension and he never existed in mine, lol.

    48.Phoenix Wright
    Meh.

    47.Urdnot Wrex
    He's alright. In ME1 I always choose him as permanent squad member for my female Shepperd.


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    So happy to see the List finally starting to take shape!

    1. Shinjiro Aragaki - I haven't played as much Persona as I should of, so can't say much Im afraid

    2. Master Chief - I put this badass on my list (quite high) as I am a sucker for the Halo universe. As I have read the books and played the games many times I feel quite connected to him. Knowing him on a "deeper" level really got to me. He knows what to do and you can't stop him. Thanks to @NCartwright15 and @Fridge-man for putting him on your lists as well.

    3. Phoenix Wright - OBJECTION! ..well I don't know much about these games either Im afraid

    4. Urdnot Wrex - I LOVE mass effect series. However, as I tried to limit my candidates from franchises (could of filled with just final fantasy characters) I decided to take on another character which I personally connected more with during the games. Rex are a cool character though and effective tank in your team. Also learning more about the whole krogan race in the other games kept me interested, there were another team member I liked more.



  • I am PUMPED to see this list take shape!



  • I have a feeling I'm going to actually know about 10 characters on this list, tops. I didn't make a list myself but it sounds really hard. There are a lot of games I just haven't played which are going to keep popping up which will be cool to learn a bit about what makes them great.
    50 - Never played Persona, looking forward to checking out 5 though.
    49 - I know this one! Yeah I can see why he would make the list, and also why he was so low.
    48 - Never played one.
    47 - The second on the list I actually know. He was cool and definitely made it into my party over the other characters, who I found incredibly annoying, but he didn't really make in impact for me and I don't remember much about him.



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    46. Urdnot Wrex - 59 Points - 3 Votes - Highest Vote: #8 ACardAttack

    Aliases: -
    First appearance: Mass Effect (2007)
    Other appearances: Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3
    Developer: BioWare

    Urdnot Wrex is one of the few remaining Krogan Battlemasters in the universe depicted in Mass Effect. Being a battlemaster, Wrex is able to utilize biotics as well as firearms in battle. Wrex, being a natural born warrior, quickly rose through the the ranks of clan Urdnot, which was run by his father Jarrod. As a result of his prowess he was given a tribe, a sub-section of a clan, to lead. He later fought in the Krogan Rebellion against the Turians, who were ordered by the council to stop the Krogan expansion after the Rachni Wars. The Turians beat the Krogan's militarily, then rendered them unable to reproduce correctly with the genophage, which rendered only 1 of 1000 births of Krogan viable. This bio-weapon caused Wrex to change the way thought about the purpose of his people. He felt that the Krogan needed to focus on rebuilding their society, rather than expanding their empire through might, because they did not have the numbers for war. His father, Jarrod, did not agree to with this method of thinking. Jarrod ambushed Wrex on a meeting at the sacred Krogan burial ground, where no violence was permitted. Wrex killed his father defending himself. After seeing how the burial place of his ancestors were desecrated, coupled with the fact that his people had turned into mindless warmongers, Wrex turned his back on his people.

    Other Votes: NCartwright15 (12.), Brannox (14.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Profile on Giantbomb


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    45. Daxter - 60 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #5 Lotias

    Aliases: -
    First appearance: Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)
    Other appearances: Jak II, Jak 3, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Daxter, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
    Developer: Naughty Dog

    Mouthy, brash and head-strong would be one way to describe Daxter. The impetuous and egotistical is partially responsible for Jak's incredible journey in the Jak & Daxter series. Daxter began his adventure as a humanoid similar to Jak, but that didn't last long - while exploring the Misty Islands close to his home with his friend Jak, Daxter is transformed from a buck-toothed kid into an ottsel (an otter/weasel hybrid) after landing in a vat of Dark Eco.

    Other Votes: Churchy (19.), Sentinel Beach (17.), Fridge-man (23.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Profile on Giantbomb



  • Such disrespect for the Empress Mitsuru will not be tolerated, being placed beneath a filthy vermin, preposterous I say!!!



  • Daxter's my man! (Or ottsel.) The embodiment of Naughty Dog's humor and writing skills in the PS2 era, and I love it. :)



  • @Sentinel-Beach Great selection! I would expect nothing less given your name. Daxter is great. He was a great voice for the silent protagonist in that first game, and like you said provided great humor in the series. He definitely would have made it somewhere on my list.



  • @bard91 It's a shame.. I feel somewhat responsible, but I gave my P3 vote for the best girl, not the next best girl.


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    1. Mitsuru Kirijo - Once again, I need to play more Persona!

    2. Dexter - My top chars seems to be at the bottom of the list haha. I have played pretty much all the J&D games and Daxter are a character that I always enjoyed. Fairly energetic and loud but how he looks after Jak and adds in with comments about the situation they are in makes me smile from ear to ear.



  • Phoenix Wright: A fun character. He's iconic and has more going on than just an upright square (which he still is). I think a couple of the supporting mainstays in the series have more dimension than Phoenix does, however.

    Wrex: I've only played Mass Effect 2, and I never saw much that was special about Wrex. Just an archetypal brute with a warrior code.

    Mitsuro: Haven't played Persona 3.

    Daxter: Daxter's cool. Foolhardy, and in the second and third games, a source of humor and frustration that was really welcome given their more sullen atmospheres.



  • Mitsuru Kirijo - Like I said earlier, never played Persona; can't speak about her.

    Daxter - While I've never played the Jak & Daxter games, I have seen some dialouge from Daxter and with his own spinoff game, I can understand why he's on the list.



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    44. Tali'Zorah nar Rayya - 61 Points - 3 Votes - Highest Vote: #5 Brandon_Reister

    Aliases: Tali'Zorah vas Neema, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy
    First appearance: Mass Effect (2007)
    Other appearances: Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3
    Developer: BioWare

    Tali'Zorah nar Rayya (often simply referred to as Tali) is a female Quarian from the video game franchise Mass Effect. Tali is an extremely skilled engineer. Her mother was killed five years before Mass Effect takes place from an airborne virus, while her father is a very high ranking official in Quarian politics and is head of the Admiralty Board. Tali's voice was provided by Liz Sroka.

    Other Votes: Brannox (18.), Musou Tensei (9.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Profile on Giantbomb


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    43. Sarah Kerrigan - 62 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #4 Lotias

    Aliases: Queen of Blades
    First appearance: StarCraft (1998)
    Other appearances: StarCraft: Brood War, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Heroes of the Storm
    Developer: Blizzard

    Sarah Louise Kerrigan was a powerful psychic Terran female who was conscripted into the highly secretive and morally questionable Confederate Ghost program and later joined the rebel group named the Sons of Korhal. She was an unnaturally powerful psychic so much so that her abilities warranted a readjustment of the PI scale that was used to measure psychic potential. After joining the Sons of Korhal she served as second-in-command until Arcturus Mengsk allowed her to be captured and infested by the Zerg Swarm. After she was infested by the Zerg, she would become the self styled "Queen of Blades". She serves as a playable character in the original Starcraft and as the Chief antagonist in Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Sarah was 26 years old during the events of StarCraft and 27 during the events of the Brood War. She was voiced by Glynnis Talken-Campbell in StarCraft and Brood War, and is voiced by Tricia Helfer (from Battlestar Galactica) in StarCraft II.

    Other Votes: Exist 2 Inspire (20.), Tokyo Slim (17.), Brandon_Reister (21.)

    Links:
    Wikipedia
    Profile on Giantbomb



  • Prediction: This list will be dominated with Persona and Final Fantasy characters.

    So on the long journey to work today, I was thinking about what makes a character well... good, memorable, something we would gladly say is our favorite. I think there's a distinction between a great character and a great icon. If Link or Mario or Sonic or any of the typical "mascots" make this list, I'm really curious to see the justifications for them. I certainly see them being icons, something people around the world can associate with that particular brand and how most of them are instantly recognizable - even by those who wouldn't classify themselves as gamers. But as characters? That I don't feel so confident getting behind. Personally, I find a good character to be multi-dimensional, to have an arc, to experience some sort of change throughout their journey. Mario jumps around shouting, "Yahoooo!", Link is mostly silent, and Sonic really, really loves chili dogs.

    Edit: Also, Kerrigan is great and this is the first mark of shame for me.



  • Question. It says Mitsuru Kirijo got 59 points. but the two votes she got only add up to 49?



  • @Oscillator Oh dang you are totally right! So Mitsuru unfortunately falls out of the Top 50 and we get a new #50. Working on it now!