10 video game characters who are meaner than they look
Video game characters come in different shapes and sizes and have various patterns. Upon closer inspection, we can see that the protagonists of video games are dynamic and changeable throughout the stories they title. Today, video games have more depth and so do their characters.
This list doesn’t try to smear our favorite video game heroes and heroines, but offers another take on it. Sometimes, in order to keep video game characters honest, we need to analyze their behaviors. Whether or not you like them the way they are, some video game characters are more evil than they seem.
ten Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Lara Croft isn’t exactly a role model in the category of video game heroines. In the last Grave robber series, she kills almost anyone who crosses her path. Does a sadistic serial killer like Lara Croft look like the heroine everyone claims to be? The Tomb Raider is manic and would kill innocent guards who do nothing to provoke her.
It appears his rampage is aimed at the Trinity Organization, the same organization that caused trouble for his father. She wants the artifacts, just like Trinity. Is one of his murders justified?
9 Darth Revan (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic)
Once the dark side of the Force afflicts a Jedi, it will forever be affected. Darth Revan is a Sith who, because he suffered from amnesia, made an easy transition to the light side of the Force.
Darth Revan is a rare example of a Sith who has moved on to the bright side. Judging by his actions in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, however, it would appear that he identified himself as a Jedi but didn’t do much to prove it. Because Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a player-oriented game, many players regularly use the powers of the Force of the dark side. Darth Revan is badder than good.
8 Kratos (god of war)
God of the war‘s Kratos is held to a different standard than other video game characters since he is a god. Gods, however powerful they may be, can also be regarded as evil. As a person with feelings of resentment towards his father, Kratos justifies the murder of gods and angels. He thinks it’s eye for eye, but in the end he’s worse than the people who wronged him. Kratos calmed down in the last God of the war, now that he has a son. However, the brutality of his manners has hardly changed. Kratos is a threat and he must be stopped!
seven Booker DeWitt (BioShock Infinite)
We’d like to think of Booker DeWitt as the heroic character who saved Elizabeth from Zachary Hale Comstock, but there are some things about Booker that we can’t ignore.
The game begins with Booker DeWitt who sells his daughter so that he can pay off his gambling debt. Already, we don’t like this character. He then gets Anna (now named Elizabeth Comstock) back by freeing her from a tower she didn’t want to leave. It’s hard for Booker to escape his despicable past, but we still see him as a hero.
6 Mario (every Mario game)
Mario is Nintendo’s mascot and one of the most recognizable characters in video games. This Italian plumber might not be so witty and charming after all. He shows his kinky side over and over again. We rarely see Mario performing the duties of a plumber, but Nintendo insists he is.
Mario is someone who wreaks havoc in the Mushroom Kingdom. He’s obsessed with collecting coins and destroying innocent Goombas and Pirhanna plants. Indeed, Mario is meaner than he looks.
5 Nephalem (Diablo 3)
The Nephalem (the protagonist of Diablo 3) is the offspring of an angel and a demon, who is responsible for restoring the balance of the Great Conflict. One might wonder how someone who fights demons for the forces of good could be bad. Well, the Nephalem also kills innocent creatures that inhabit the Diablo 3 world. Including sand wasps, sand dwellers, gall caterpillars, maggot broods, and treasure bandits, there are many examples of innocent creatures being slain by the Nephalem.
4 Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
Vegeta is another television character who has become a video game hero. Video games Dragon ball share the same story as the anime and contribute to the idea that Vegeta is more evil than he looks.
We can ignore Vegeta’s dark and ominous past when he exterminated life forms to prepare the planets for Frieza’s takeover. Yet how can we forget when Vegeta used Babidi’s Majin powers to fight Goku? This shows that Vegeta is unpredictable and should not be trusted.
3 Ezio Auditore (Assassin’s Creed)
Painted as the hero of his story, Ezio Auditore is friends with famous people such as Leonardo da Vinci. While we want to see Ezio Auditore as a hero, surely someone who’s an assassin has to be a villain.
To the game’s credit, he punishes you for killing innocent victims, but it’s hard to justify the number of people he murders throughout his games. Ezio Auditore is worse than Jack the Ripper. It is a threat that strikes in broad daylight.
2 Batman (Batman: Arkham)
Its origins date back to Detective Comics, but Batman is a video game character nonetheless. The black knight is someone who acts against the will of the police force, sowing terror in his enemies. The methods he uses to fight crime are unethical and not in accordance with the book. It’s easy to say that Batman isn’t the heroic character we want him to be. Rather than joining law enforcement as a career, he’s an outlaw vigilante casting a shadow over Gotham City.
1 Nathan Drake (Unexplored)
He is arrogant, arrogant and charming. We want to consider Nathan Drake as the heroic character of the Unexplored series, but things may not seem so. Nathan Drake, like his brother, is a renegade who is seen flying for a living.
Being a salvager for a salvage company wasn’t enough for Nathan. In Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, he lied to Elena about taking a salvage job while he was on a scavenger hunt with his older brother. There is a pattern that suggests Nathan Drake is meaner than he looks.
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