One of the key points to making a successful video game are the characters and the way that they are developed. A good story with well developed characters and great gameplay usually leads to a good video game. Whether they are explorers or fighters, in this article I will list the most badass characters seen in video games and explain why they are badass starting from the fifth counting down to the first. So with no further delay, here is the list:
5. agent 47 (hitman)
'I thought you could only be a legend after you are dead'
Along with the other clones, 47 was trained from youth to become a silent assassin. He was instructed in the use of firearms, military hardware, unarmed combat, the use of disguises, and the use of more classical tools of assassination like the infamous fibre wire and poisons. He is an excellent marksman and he himself, is a tool used for killing swiftly and effectively.
4. Ezio (Assassins creed)
'Do not fear the darkness, but welcome it's embrace.'
There have been many great assassins in the Assassins Creed games but two come to mind, Altair and Ezio. Both of them master assassins, they were hard to pick between. I decided to go with Ezio as we see him in a lot more situations than we do Altair.
Ezio is a Florentine nobleman. After his father's death, he join the Assassins, a creed built to end the reign of the Templar's. Ezio made it on to my list as he he takes out legions of men with a single sword, parkours up castles and fights for the freedom of the people.
3. NATHAN DRAKE (UNCHARTED)
'Great, power's out, and a girl's trapped. I swear to God if there's a Zombie around the next corner…'
Nathan is the main character in the Uncharted series. Nathan is an explorer, searching for treasure and lost cities. When jumping over canyons, sneaking into military bases or taking on ruthless war criminals, Drake is always in the action showing how useful, skillful and handy he can be. Ready for all situations, he is a man that you want on your side. He definitely deserves a place on our list.
2. Ellie (The last of us)
'Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me.'
Ellie is definitely my favourite video game character of all time. She was born and grew up in an apocalyptic world. Her parents died before she was old enough to know them and so Ellie was forced to grow up alone in a military prep school. Immune to the infection, Ellie has watched many people she cares about die, shaping her character into a survivor. Ellie has been through a lot including watching loved ones die, being kept hostage as a pet by a gang and sneakily taking out dozens of men using a knife. She definitely deserves a place on my list as she is a hardened emotional survivor who is forced to kill to survive.
1. Master chief (halo)
'Our duty as soldiers is to protect humanity… whatever the cost.'
The Master Chief is the faceless supersoldier protagonist in the Halo franchise. For eight years he learned history, military strategy, weapons, and was given physical fitness training. During his training, Master Chief quickly proved himself to be considered one of the program's top candidates. Fighting against the Spartans, Master Chief has proved himself to be a powerful warrior and he definitely deserves top spot on our list.
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