10 Video Game Characters I’d Love To Work For
Sometimes we all see a video game character and think, “it would be an absolute pleasure to work for him”. There could be many reasons for this, maybe you like the idea of working alongside an amazing hero, or maybe you’re a bit more twisted and like the idea of conquering the world with a big bad guy.
I’m definitely not for total world domination, that’s just not my style, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few amazing villains I would totally work with. I think I’d get along with heroes more often than not, but it’s also entirely possible this could turn into a “never met your hero” type deal where I’m stuck with grooming duties for the whole an adventure.
10/10 Commander Shepard – Mass Effect
For some, this might be seen more as working alongside Shepard, but the Mass Effect hero is definitely the kind of person I would work for. No matter how hard work I would do. Getting space cafes, fighting aliens, or traveling to different planets in space sounds amazing. Did I mention space?
Who wouldn’t want to go on an exhilarating expedition through the cosmos? Sure, Shepard can end up hogging all the romance, but it’s cool, I know some of these options can end in less than wonderful ways for those who aren’t careful enough.
9/10 The Boss – Saints Row
Any iteration of the Saints Row gang feels like where everyone should want to be. Unaware of the various illicit activities the crew engages in, the quality of the company and diversions is more than enough to make me want a job.
Obviously I don’t have any superpowers, nor the ability to jump through a plane in midair, heck, I can barely parallel park on the first try, but I feel like I’d have plenty to add to the crew. I’ll just try to stay away from the more sinister villains, and maybe get closer to the more technical side of things.
8/10 Bowser – Super Mario
Bowser may be Mario’s greatest enemy, but he’s not really that sinister. In fact, Bowser looks like he could be a lot of fun to work with. Imagine doing guard duty with a handful of nervous Koopa Troopas or a few silly Goombas.
I’d have no problem acting as Princess Peach’s devoted guard as I’m sure she’s a great conversationalist, but the biggest draw would be Bowser’s temper tantrums. Seeing the mighty Bowser scream like a toddler who just found out he didn’t have a toy would never get old.
7/10 Andrew Ryan – BioShock
I’m not talking about working under Andrew Ryan in the midst of the events of BioShock, because honestly, he doesn’t sound like that chill of a guy I talk about during the rise of Rapture.
It’s true that Rapture is quickly becoming one of the most gruesome locations in gaming, but it was magnificent when it thrived, as seen in Bioshock Infinity’s excellent DLC. I could cope with hard work if it means I can experience life in a lavish city far below the depths of the ocean.
6/10 Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
While bad luck seems to follow her wherever she goes, it would be hard to say no to an expedition around the world with Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft.
I’m not the most outdoorsy guy, but I can start a fire in nature, so I have something to offer. It’s a great job, my bubbly personality and my ability to provide warmth, and in return I have a heartbreaking adventure that could end in my brutal death…wait a minute.
5/10 Professor Oak – Pokémon
At some point, the company will be ready to have the conversation about the various Pokémon professors enlisting children to help with scientific research. Till this day I will recognize how awesome this specific job would be at any age.
Give me a free starter and a Pokedex and I’ll never see you, Oak. I would always be making friends with all the Pokemon I can, except maybe some of the cutest. The only downside is that all of my favorites are some of the hardest creatures to get your hands on.
4/10 Raiden – Mortal Kombat
I recognize that I would be useless in any type of serious fight from the start. My main reason for wanting to work for Raiden is that I want to be front row to see his plans fail miserably.
Everything that has gone wrong with Raiden over the rebooted Mortal Kombat timeline is almost awe-inspiring. I could be there in the background, ready to hold his awesome hat while he smacks it. I would be every moment laughing at Raiden’s continued bad decisions secretly hoping things would turn around before I found myself on the wrong side of brutal doom.
3/10 The Merchant – Resident Evil 4
Come on, anyone who’s played the Resident Evil series loves this creepy but reliable little merchant. His lines are legendary, and that’s exactly what makes me want to work for him. Meeting Leon and Ashley is also a nice side benefit of the whole situation.
His seemingly endless pockets and amazing ability to outrun a man rushing past him are also impressive. I want to know the Merchant’s secrets. What is he buying? What is he selling? Whose? Where? So many questions…
2/10 Barret Wallace – Final Fantasy 7
While I don’t necessarily agree with the route Barret took to protect the planet from Shinra in Final Fantasy 7, I would still want to work for him. Being part of his Avalanche crew feels like a blast in both the original and the remake.
I mean, obviously, I’d rather avoid getting a plate dropped or my ass bitten, but skydiving with friends and hanging out at the bar is my kind of night out. I know I’ll end up getting shot in the feet, but it’s just another day at Avalanche.
1/10 Lady Dimitrescu – Resident Evil 8
Who can deny how magnificent Lady Dimitrescu’s castle from Resident Evil 8 is? It’s a wonderful gothic place, overlooking an old village and it looks like there’s a lot of fresh air everywhere. This is the kind of place I would like to live.
Alright, alright, there’s this other elephant in the room. We all know what it is, don’t we? Everything was on the Internet! Lady Dimitrescu… she has a fantastic hat. With someone with taste in hats like that, I’m ready to be the best butler around. What? Did you think there was another reason?
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