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[–] 2716057 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

Snake. Because he doesn't want to do what he does, but he does what he has to do. Even if he disagrees with it entirely.

The perfect ideal of what a soldier should be. He does what he's told, but he doesn't do it mindlessly. He still understands his actions and regrets and laments many of them.

When called a hero, he shoots it down every tme because he understands that he's not what people make him out to be, even though (in a way) he is.

Kojima did a wonderful job of making a singular character extraordinarily complex. So much so that it's sometimes hard to believe that he doesn't really exist, and that he's nothing but a framework of pixels in your 1 inch thick flatscreen.

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[–] Cassiekin 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Seconding Snake, and I'd like to throw Big Boss into the mix too. In Snake Eater, Big Boss (Naked Snake) has to fight and defeat his mentor and her allies while being confronted with the horrors and dangers of losing yourself to war and combat. Combine that with fights such as The End boss fight where Big Boss has to learn beyond just a weakness, but he must learn a whole new style of combat to win.

And that final battle is the most beautiful fight ever.

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[–] PRETTY_CLOUD_STRIFE 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The coolest thing about Snake and Big Boss is how they have almost identical stories starting out, but the way they mature and handle the aftermath are complete opposites. Big Boss chooses to fight for the soldiers of the world. people who can protect themselves basically. Snake however chooses to fight for those who can't defend themselves, by starting Philanthropy, an anti Metal Gear organization.

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[–] 336401? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

and he loves romen noodles

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[–] hairynip 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

and boxes

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[–] SpaceRosa ago 

Snake? Which one, there's four.

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[–] Duz ago 

All aboard the Snake train. I think Naked was my fav just because I enjoyed 3 the most

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[–] IronTooch 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Omg, this community is small enough that this will actually get seen, so without further ado....

PLOK!

Seriously, this guy is the video game version of The Pest movie. The basic plot of the game is that Plok is trying to recover his flags that have been stolen by fleas, but halfway through has a dream where he learns about his great-grandpappy's amulet, and then part of the game is played in black and white because it's a "flashback". And to fight, he throws his limbs, puts on costumes, and turns into a buzzsaw.

Honorable Mention: Rocky Rodent, the character who fights using his hairstyle

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[–] nrd 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Oh man, I forgot all about Plok!

I don’t think I ever managed to finish this game. 1993 me was a loser :(

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[–] that_makes_me_moist 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

so its like rayman?

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[–] IronTooch 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, considering Plok was released in 1993, and the first Rayman was released in Sep of 1995, I'd actually argue that Rayman's like Plok :P

Plok also has really fun intro music, especially for the time.

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[–] raisin 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Geralt of Rivia. Because even after I'm done the games there are always the books to explore the world and Geralt himself. Plus, he is just a very well thought-out character.

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[–] exolyte 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I haven't read the books but, the thing they did well in the games was to strike a balance between the choices of the player and the personality of Geralt. I felt I was in control and the choices were mine, but they still managed to give Geralt a lot of personality and convey his thoughts to the player.

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[–] Senescence ago 

Did they ever get English translations?

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[–] raisin ago 

The first couple of books did.

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[–] BigNooch ago 

A couple of them did. Maybe 3. There are fan translations of the rest, but I guess they don't necessarily read as nicely.

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[–] raisin 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The games take liberty with some of the stories. You can make most of the choices the book Geralt would make though.

Plus, if you have read the books (I've read all of them, not just the English translations) he does evolve and change as time passes. He is not a shallow character by any means.

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[–] revfredsanford 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Samus for pure nostalgia. I will always remember the dark rumors going around of Metroid's secret ending. I was a Nintendo Power subscriber at the time and looked up the hints on improving my times. Sure enough, Samus was a girl. Never even thought of that on my first playthroughs.

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[–] HotPockets 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I love[d] Samus. First game I played on the NES. Metroid: Other M completely ruined the character for me, though. Casting her as weak with a bullshit backstory just rubbed me the wrong way. Nintendo needs to revamp her in a new Wii U/3DS game BADLY...

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[–] MCVoat 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

John Marston.

Because he's a bad ass.

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[–] Nadrik 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Doom guy. Followed closely by Quake guy.

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[–] Fools_gambit ago 

RIP AND TEAR!!!

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[–] SEND_ME_YOUR_SELFIE 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

master chief, badass.

also bonus to shadow the hedgehog for being a dual gun wielding hedgehog,

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[–] Reddit_Exodus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Throwing in my vote for master chief. Only has to say a few words per game to steal my heart.

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[–] EC0re 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

"Damn."

That stupid game has shadow's "Damn." stuck in my head, and it will probably stay there until I die.

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[–] mmfeelzgud 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I've always been partial to Vivi. He's like many of us, unsure of the future, of himself. But he becomes strong and is able to stand up for what he believes in. There's a little Vivi in all of us!

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[–] Fenrirwulf 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I would have to say it is a tie between Vivi and Zidane. I admire Vivi's strength of character but also Zidane's unerring drive to do what is right, but his right is not necessarily what the world sees as right but what is more of a universal right.

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[–] that_makes_me_moist 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

and hes practically a mirror image of dat little nigga in he-man

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[–] barset ago 

Orec Coe?

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