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Da_man
04-01-2008, 10:37 PM
Kinda going off on the "wosrt enemies thread, what is your favorite hero ( read: good guy) in video games so far?

Bee Hoon
04-02-2008, 10:00 AM
The PC. Because she is my avatar!:p

Inyri
04-02-2008, 10:31 AM
Samus is teh bext! <3

Da_man
04-02-2008, 10:42 AM
^Agree

Gordon Freeman, he kicks @$$.

Astor
04-02-2008, 10:57 AM
If it's heroes as in the character you play, then for me it would be a choice between The Exile, or Indiana Jones.

Yeah, i'm an LA whore :xp:

Rogue Nine
04-02-2008, 11:04 AM
Leisure Suit Larry. :bernard:

Sabretooth
04-02-2008, 11:05 AM
Guybrush Threepwood, the Mighty Pirate.

Lookbehindyouitsathreeheadedmonkey!

Astor
04-02-2008, 11:08 AM
Sabretooth! That's just inspired me to sing one of the best songs from those games! All together now... :horn:
There's a Monkey in my pocket,
and he's stealing all my change,
his stare's all blank and glassy,
and I think that he's deranged!

:lol:

Don't forget Stan either!

Jeff
04-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Leon S. Kennedy is awesome in Resident Evil 4. Link and Samus are cool too. And then any PC I make in RPGs. :D

JoeDoe 2.0
04-02-2008, 11:42 AM
Master Chief from the Halo series, all those transplants and steroids proved useful in the end :xp:

And an honorable mention to Kaim from Lost Odyssey, he proves that been immortal is not always a good thing

Pho3nix
04-02-2008, 12:05 PM
Gordon Freeman and Solid Snake, though Snake isn't the "typical" hero.

Da_man
04-02-2008, 02:27 PM
Master Chief from the Halo series, all those transplants and steroids proved usefull in the end :xp:

Yeah, but you have to be really, really, REALLY high or really crazy to do some of the things he does. :D

Jak form the Jak game series for the PS2. Has anyone actually played that game?

Ctrl Alt Del
04-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Dante. From Devil May Cry. Guy's got a sword stabbed on the heart thrice and is still alive.

Corinthian
04-02-2008, 05:18 PM
James 'Jimmy' Raynor, StarCraft. Followed closely by 'The Vault Dweller' from Fallout, Chell from Portal, 'the Chosen One' from Fallout II, and 'Nasrudin Reborn' from Arcanum.

Pavlos
04-02-2008, 08:02 PM
I would say the Nameless One or the Vault Dweller but:Leisure Suit Larry. :bernard:End of. No arguments can be raised against this. >_>

Corinthian
04-02-2008, 08:05 PM
Roger Wilco beats Leisure Suit Larry any day of the week. And twice on Sundays.

Alkonium
04-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Gordon Freeman. He's a theoretical physicist with no military training (he also wears glasses), and yet he guns down countless aliens and soldiers. Can you be more awesome than him?

Paddythegreat
04-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Raziel, from the legacy of kain series. He just oozes class.

Rabish Bini
04-02-2008, 11:08 PM
Well, I was gonna say Solid Snake and Master Chief, but they're nothin compared to the might of Duke Nukem!! "Hail to the king, Baby!"

The Betrayer
04-02-2008, 11:09 PM
The guy you name at Sacrifice. Revan at KotOR. Exile at KotOR 2.

Da_man
04-03-2008, 12:28 AM
Mario the plumber. You know, fat, Italian. "Itsa me, Mario!"

JoeDoe 2.0
04-03-2008, 09:40 AM
^Yoshi is also awesome, to eat all those monsters without getting indigestion is just amazing :xp:

The nameless hero from Bioshock for his incredible tolerance to all those chemicals he injects in his body and Nero from DMC 4 and Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, he would be rich if he worked as a gardener

stingerhs
04-03-2008, 12:14 PM
wait a second, why is every one listing the playable characters?? we can list PC allies, too, right?? ;)

on that note:

Canderous Ordo
T3-M4
HK-47
Sergeant Johnson (Halo series)
Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
Martin Septim (TES IV: Oblivion)

as far as playable characters go:
Agent 47 (Hitman series)
Richard B Riddick (Chronicles of Riddick)
John, Spartan 117, Master Chief (Halo series)
Gordan Freeman (Half Life series)

and i chose those characters because you can't change their hero status through the course of the game as you can with games like the Kotor series and Oblivion.

jedispy
04-03-2008, 05:25 PM
I second that Inyri. Samus Aran is the indisputed CHAMP of all time. She beats out all others (especially that panty waste Master Chief)

Corinthian
04-03-2008, 05:30 PM
Not really. Ever hear tell of Jack Walters, Jedispy? Took on Father Dagon and Mother Hydra and lived to tell the tale.

jedispy
04-03-2008, 05:35 PM
Could Jack Walters take out multiple omega metroids? Heck, I bet he'd get turned into a pile of dust from a larval metroid sucking out his life force.

Plus Samus gets dressed for the occasion in like 2 seconds flat. You gotta respect a woman who can do that.

Corinthian
04-03-2008, 06:03 PM
Jack Walters tackled the Right and Left hand of CTHULHU. I think he could take on a couple of scrag alien parasites.

tk102
04-03-2008, 07:05 PM
Dak'kon from PS:T was probably my favorite NPC hero. The dialogs with him were full of masked pain and loyalty.

Jack in VtM:B was great too. That game lit up every time you spoke with him. His comic relief was greatly appreciated in this dark game.


As far as player character heroes, I think voice-acting played a big role in my choices:

Jake Logan (voiced by Bruce Campbell) in Tachyon: The Fringe was quite memorable as was Sam Fisher (Michael Ironside, commentary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqDIDMqxH1o)) in Splinter Cell and Garrett (Stephen Russell) in the Thief series.

Hmm... the only main PC character from an RPG that I would also consider mentioning would be Geralt from The Witcher. Again voice plays a big part here. :p

Taak Farst
04-03-2008, 08:03 PM
NPC: HK-47
PC: Hmm I dunno

Miles Edgeworth
04-03-2008, 08:44 PM
NPC: HK-47

HK? I don't think he was that much of a hero.

Link and Apollo Justice. OK, Apollo wasn't really a hero, but... :lol:

Jae Onasi
04-03-2008, 08:48 PM
Favorite NPCs: Jolee (d'oh!), and of course Carth Onasi.... HK-47's unabashed delight in death and destruction made me laugh a lot.
Next favorites--Sand from NWN2--his acerbic wit is not to be missed. He's worth keeping in the party just for his acid commentary on various events and people.
Jack, VV, and Nines Rodriguez from VtMB (love Nines' voice) are great, too, and Jeanette is just deliciously crazy.

mimartin
04-05-2008, 07:24 PM
NPC:

The Black Whirlwind - from Jade Empire.

Baurus – from Oblivion, Baurus and Jauffre are the only two NPC that would cause me to start a quest over if they died.

Mira – from TSL.

Urdnot Wrex – from Mass Effect, in the same tradition of other BioWare creations, HK and The Black Whirlwind, Wrex is only a hero because he is willing to do what must be done, not because it is the right thing to do. He also, like HK and The Black Whirlwind, has some great lines.

Tali’Zorah nar Rayya – from Mass Effect. Much like Mission Vao, Tali is a youngster caught up in a mission to save the galaxy. Unlike Mission, Tali is useful during the entire game right up to the confrontation with the final boss.

The next one may seem a little weird :)

Kreia – from TSL. What not a hero? To me she was the biggest hero in TSL. She is the one that found the Exile the one person that she knew could defeat Darth Nihilus and could be trained to beat the other Sith Lords and save the galaxy. Talk about making an extreme sacrifice, if that is not a hero I don’t know the definition of the word hero.

I guess I like the reluctant heroes best.

As far as PC I’ll go with:

Commander Shepard – Mass Effect.

The Exile – TSL

I agree with stingerhs that characters that can change their hero status should be excluded from the list, but I would argue that neither of these could change their status. Both PCs mission is to save the galaxy from an unknown threat and both succeed. It is only your choice on how they succeed.

jedispy
04-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Jack Walters tackled the Right and Left hand of CTHULHU. I think he could take on a couple of scrag alien parasites.
Yeah, but Samus has boobs. Does Jack Walters have boobs? This alone makes Samus win. Don't believe me? Women can make us guys do anything just by withholding "something" from us.

Nope. I'm very sorry to say women win, which means Samus wins.

Corinthian
04-05-2008, 07:51 PM
True. Jack Walters, even though he couldn't be stopped by Dagon and Hydra, inevitably still died because of a pair of women.

Of course, these women, well, one was a Deep One. A bipedal, sentient frog servant of Cthulhu. The other was a ten year old girl who the Deep One tore apart. Incidentally, the ten year old girl was a product of a union between the aforementioned Deep One and a human by the name of Thomas Waite. Jack Walters accidentally released the Deep One, and after escaping from Devil's Reef, Jack Walters hung himself in a mental asylum.

Welcome to Call of Cthulhu: If you survive, you'll probably commit suicide afterwards anyway!

Bee Hoon
04-06-2008, 02:07 AM
Oh yes, how could I forget Squall?;p

Da_man
04-06-2008, 02:11 AM
Yeah, but Samus has boobs. Does Jack Walters have boobs? This alone makes Samus win. Don't believe me? Women can make us guys do anything just by withholding "something" from us.

Nope. I'm very sorry to say women win, which means Samus wins.

Burn to the third degree. Gordon Freeman still kicks @$$ though.

JCarter426
04-06-2008, 02:21 AM
Kreia – from TSL. What not a hero? To me she was the biggest hero in TSL. She is the one that found the Exile the one person that she knew could defeat Darth Nihilus and could be trained to beat the other Sith Lords and save the galaxy. Talk about making an extreme sacrifice, if that is not a hero I don’t know the definition of the word hero.

Well said.

dewayne26
04-06-2008, 05:27 AM
Chris Blair from Wing Commander

Angel from Wing Commander

Miltiades
04-06-2008, 07:57 AM
Link from The Legend of Zelda & Revan from KotOR.

mur'phon
04-06-2008, 12:24 PM
The bestness of a hero is for me is determined by their entertainment value.
Yoda v2.0 from Overlord
Deekin from NWN
Sand from NWN2
Hk-47 and Jolee from y'know
Hen-pecked Hou and Kang from Jade Empire
that hero from infernal, for his spech about mittens.
Jack from VtMB

Da_man
04-06-2008, 03:42 PM
M'aiq the Lair in oblivion. he always makes me luagh. keep serching for those calipers and Colovian fur helms. :D

Quanon
04-07-2008, 03:24 PM
Yeah, but Samus has boobs. Does Jack Walters have boobs? This alone makes Samus win. Don't believe me? Women can make us guys do anything just by withholding "something" from us.

Nope. I'm very sorry to say women win, which means Samus wins.

But Kerrigan got boobs and some scythe like blades on her back... so Samus is scrapped for sure :lol:

And still has a sexy look :p , A hail queen of blades!

Corinthian
04-07-2008, 03:42 PM
Oookay, THAT'S new. I wasn't aware people found THIS attractive...

http://www.elite-clan.org/news/data/upimages/Starcraft-Sarah-Kerrigan.jpg

But, uh, whatever floats your boat.

jedispy
04-07-2008, 04:44 PM
Maybe she'd be the best villain, but this thread is for best heroic protagonist. Sarah Kerrigan was a heroine for only a few levels in SC. Without her Zerg powers she is just another dumb Terran ghost...and one with ties to Greenpeace. What's up with the "no nukes" thing? All other ghosts can nuke things, but it's disabled on her. Thumbs down on Kerrigan.

Rabish Bini
04-08-2008, 03:27 AM
Long Live Duke Nukem, King of Anti-Heroes!!

Quanon
04-08-2008, 04:58 AM
Maybe she'd be the best villain, but this thread is for best heroic protagonist.

Hmm, when you play as the zerg she's your hero, then Tassadar and Jimmy are villians. It all depends on the point of view ;)

And she's hot :lol:

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o34/slazzir/Kerri2.jpg


Anyway, I always liked Atton from TSL, he's better company then whiny Carth.

And I can't really think of a WarCraft III hero I liked, best shot the Tauren Cairn Bloodhoof.

All the others where... méh... Its weird, but StarCraft felt better.

Jvstice
04-08-2008, 05:25 AM
1. Rukil from K1
He wants to save everyone he knows and loves from a life of poverty and misery in the Taris underworld and is willing to go to a lot of trouble over many decades to work towards that dream, even though it makes him a laughing stock for decades.

2. Kreia from TSL
She sets a plan into motion to get rid of the galaxy's greatest threats and is willing to make both herself and the exile a target in order to bring it about.

3. Maximilian Straus from VTM: Bloodlines
The perfect Tremere. Need I say more?

4. Thrall from WC3:ROC
Introduction to his character's story is the point at which warcraft went from mere stereotyping the orcs = evil against humans = good. I mean really, in wc2, the main things we knew about the orcs were they "drank demons blood from a skull" and they wiped out most other sentient life on their own world of Draenor. They summoned demons and practiced necromancy. All of these are things that humans would never do!!!

If that doesn't sound like propaganda from the opposite side in a war I don't know what does. With the appearance of Thrall, the characters became more 3 dimensional and interesting all around.

5. Sylvanas from WC3:TFT
If the story of Arthas and the lich king is an inversion of the whole Authurian legend, Sylvanas as a dark ranger is Blizzard's answer to Robin Hood fighting for freedom against an undead legion and against the demonic legions of Sargaras.

6. Tali from Mass Effect
She really is the most likable character in this game, and the one that comes off the most like a "real" friend to your character. She's self sacrificing to her people and the galaxy as a whole, but has a pragmatic mind as well.

Ctrl Alt Del
04-08-2008, 07:34 PM
5. Sylvanas from WC3:TFT
If the story of Arthas and the lich king is an inversion of the whole Authurian legend, Sylvanas as a dark ranger is Blizzard's answer to Robin Hood fighting for freedom against an undead legion and against the demonic legions of Sargaras.

Oh yeah. I kinda liked how her part of the campaign ended. Plus, she's awesome because she's not exactly a good Elf.

Nedak
04-08-2008, 07:56 PM
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2. Kreia from TSL
She sets a plan into motion to get rid of the galaxy's greatest threats and is willing to make both herself and the exile a target in order to bring it about.


Lol, didn't she only do it so she could be the most powerful Sith Lord?

Also, I think the best hero would be Kadan from MassEffect
Because when you choose for him to stay behind so you can save that one chick, he dies by defending the bomb.

Jvstice
04-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Ctrl_Alt_Del: Sylvanas was my favorite character, and if they ever move from the MMO on to wc4, I'm hoping to see a lot more of her character on the single player campaigns. I presume they'll have a regular game that has humans, horde, undead and night elves fighting the lich king, then an expansion where Azeroth gets judged by the returning Titans because of the interference of the old gods, Sargaras, and the legion. I'd love to play as Sylvanas' faction against that in part.

han sala: If kreia lost to the exile she died. If she killed the exile in their battle she had every reason to expect to die because of their lethal connection in the force. She had no reason to expect to live through it.

That's what happens when you get a sith to act selfless and for the good of the galaxy as they see it. The same arguement could be made of Darth Krayt from Star Wars Legacy. He doesn't expect to live beyond the next decade, so you have to believe his internal monologues when he says that he intends to unite the galaxy for it's own good against external threats.

Not that normal people would necessarily agree with the lengths they are willing to go to get their goals, or necessarily even the goals themselves, but I do think in both these instance is a sith acting ultimately unselfishly.

P.S. I see your point about Kaiden and it is a good one, but I still like Tali better.

Serpentine Cougar
04-09-2008, 12:42 AM
- Jak from the Jak and Daxter games
- The Prince from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (he's not the same character in the other PoP games)
- Thrall from Warcraft 3 (mainly because I read the Lord of the Clans tie-in novel (which I would recommend reading with no hesitation!))
- Master Chief (just for the voice, though :XP: )

Gordon Freeman just has no personality...

Crusadergirl
05-29-2009, 03:33 PM
Indiana Jones Or *quotes* I'm Guybrush Threepwood Mighty Pirate

Guybrush always made me laugh

JediAthos
05-29-2009, 10:53 PM
The Heroes from the Fable series, Master Chief, The Vault Dweller, Sam Fisher, and Solid Snake are some of my favorites.

Darth Avlectus
05-29-2009, 11:33 PM
Surprised that nobody has mentioned this hawt piece of azz yet:
http://www.shadowness.com/file/item/23656/image.jpg

Wario

Vile on maverick hunter X

Duke Nukem

All the main character players of the GTA games

Saints row custom character

Mega Man in a few of his various incarnations--older the series the better, except the zero series, but then again that's Zero...

...all I care to post--for now...

Jae Onasi
05-29-2009, 11:49 PM
Why on God's green Earth did they glue bowling balls to her chest?

Rogue15
05-30-2009, 12:12 AM
Sam Fisher

Lynk Former
05-30-2009, 12:28 AM
http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/images/samus/samus_070615d-l.jpg
The REAL Samus.

Not any of that fapping material people have been crapping out lately.

http://mdb.classicgaming.gamespy.com/sb3/trophies/Samus_Varia.jpg

Rogue Nine
05-30-2009, 01:00 AM
Surprised that nobody has mentioned this hawt piece of azz yet:
~Samus Pic snipped for brevity~

Samus is teh bext! <3

Reading is fundamental. :dozey:

jedispy
05-30-2009, 05:57 PM
Reading is fundamental. :dozey:

That and

I second that Inyri. Samus Aran is the indisputed CHAMP of all time. She beats out all others (especially that panty waste Master Chief)

Samus Aran really is the best. The rest are all just pretenders and offenders. Plus Samus would freakin' pwn Zerg Kerrigan. Let's see Kerrigan vs. Metroid Prime. The only person that can beat Samus is Master Chief.....at sucking at being a hero.

I HAVE SPOKEN!!!!

Miltiades
05-30-2009, 06:03 PM
I am ashamed I didn't mention April from The Longest Journey.

igyman
05-30-2009, 06:23 PM
Raziel, from the legacy of kain series. He just oozes class.

Definitely agreeing with you on Raziel, but I think Kain needs to be mentioned too (even though he's more of an anti-hero).

Also, agreeing with stingerhs on Agent 47.

Who else... well, so many have already been mentioned, so I won't repeat them, but I'm pretty sure nobody mentioned Geralt from The Witcher. He's probably the most honest and realistic RPG hero ever - he openly says he'll do it for a bunch of money when all the other RPG heroes say they'll do it for the greater good/to help people/because it's the right thing/etc, but in the end they all politely accept a monetary reward for their deed.

As for NPCs, there's even more of those to choose from. To name just a few:
HK-47 (the best NPC ever, you all know which game he's from)
Smiling Jack (VtM: Bloodlines)
Mitnick (VtM: Bloodlines)
Gorgeous Gary Golden (VtM: Bloodlines)
Urdnot Wrex (Mass Effect)
Moebius the Timestreamer (LoK series)
Little Jacob (GTA 4)
Archmage Rakorium (Drakensang)

mattig89ch
06-04-2009, 01:28 PM
I am ashamed I didn't mention April from The Longest Journey.

How dare you forget April.:xp:

Ah, but my favorite hero is a tough one. I'd have to go with Trent from Freelancer. Some other choices are, Mario, Rhama Sabrier from Galleon, And Gehndar from K1.

Darth Avlectus
06-13-2009, 02:00 AM
Other heroes...

GTA crew: GTA 1,2 & 3 main character (whoever they are), Victor Vance, Tommy Vercetti, Carl Johnson, Tony Cipriatti, Niko Bellic...and whoever else...

The main player of "Odyssey: Legend of Nemesis." Mac owners will like it.
If you have a PC, seriously, get a mac OS emulator of system ~7.5 and download this game so you can play it. You won't be sorry if storyline based on your perception of value judgment choices is entertaining to you. Drop me a line (I've discovered things the walkthrough hasn't if you should get stuck!).
Warning: this game has a kind of tragic and grim storyline. None of the endings are completely happy, but it all depends on your philosophical views how you perceive them.

Wario: the first Anti Hero I ever played as. This guy was the bomb.

Dark Stalkers: all of them.

Mario Bros. Let's face it, these guys and their crew kick ass, even as old farts.

Revan and Exile

The main player on faxanadu for the NES (oddly resembles obi wan from AOTC)

The Mega Man franchise. You can play as an anti hero: Vile in maverick hunter. Somewhat altering the storyline of the game. Also, many of their fun characters are quite lovable.

Link: the old school Zelda games. Zelda 1 & 2. And #3 I guess. I dunno, something sentimaental for the NES titles.

Marvel VS Capcom: the whole cast, you cannot deny, is epic. Well you could but I beg to differ. :xp:

Zeke and Julie: Zombies Ate my Neighbors. (WHY isn't there a section dedicated to this LUCASARTS game and its sequel Ghoul Patrol?) It isn't every day that freaks from nearly every horror flick and some mythology are thrown at you. Zombie Apocalypse people ought to be ape $*** about these two. Zeke and Julie are epic and win. Wielding everything from foods, ancient artifacts, household items, science experiments, to bazookas.


Reading is fundamental. :dozey:

Actually I was probably being a jackass--I had ingested a bit of
http://www.productwiki.com/upload/images/full_throttle_blue_demon.jpg and acting like
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PSMAG/1115575~Bevis-and-Buthead-I-am-the-Great-Cornholio-Posters.jpg

so kinda hard to be fundamental while paying tribute to his bung(holy)o-ness. :P

Speaking of the two exceptional dimwits: I hereby nominate Beavis and Butt-Head for their SNES title where they purged highland of suck and made it to a GWAR concert.

@ Jae: Well, the reason REIQ probably did that is b/c he wants sports illustrated models to be able to compete with those lovely women who naturally have that "gifting". :xp: I.E. Viking princesses we see at renniassance fairs. :dev11: --Dun worry babz, I have a broader definition of beautiful than just the unrealistically narrow view than the hollywierd skanks on magazine covers. :lol:

JediAthos
06-14-2009, 12:24 AM
I thought of one bad chick that I forgot to mention: Lara Croft...she has to be one of the queens of badassness :)

Revan 411
06-22-2009, 07:48 PM
I'm sorry, but no. Samus is not the best heroine. Just because she has boobs and looks hot, doesn't mean she's a good character. I have never once heard her speak in any Metroid game. Plus, she's lacking in personality. I do like her suit though.

A couple of favorite PC's of mine is

-The Exile (She has one of the most saddest and tragic story's I've seen in a video game. I view her story as a tragic and unfortunate event. Honestly, she was cut off the force, and was forced to go into exile in the outer rim. She went to war because she didn't want to see people suffer anymore. She gave the order to activate the Mass Shadow Generator and that Generator destroyed Malachor V and it created a Wound in the force. Thereafter she was deafened to the Force's call; incapable of sensing it through the interference caused by the Force echoes of the suffering that she had inflicted and been forced to witness. The only Jedi under Revan able to turn away from the dark side after Malachor V, she was also the only Jedi to willingly return to Coruscant and face trial for her actions—and also to defend them. Malak originally wanted Revan to use his assassin droid HK-47 to eliminate the Exile, but Revan, who referred to her as a Jedi "who was already dead", wanted her to face the Council and show them the hypocrisy of their teachings, and so let her leave.

-Revan (And by Revan, I mean ''The true'' Revan. The person who claims to be Revan in K1 isn't actually Revan. You know why? Because for me, it doesn't feel like I'm playing as Revan. It feels like I'm playing as a white piece of paper. That's how it feels for me when I play K1. We never hear too much of a backstory on Revan's past. We never see any development in Revan after the twist. The only piece of development is at the end when Malak and the ''PC'' are confronting each other. At least in the KOTOR comics we see how Revan rose through the ranks of the Republic Fleet. And in K2, we hear discussions about how Revan and Malak left the Republic fleet and turned it into a sith empire. Also, Kreia discuss of how Revan's final battle at Malchor V in K2. We never see or hear any of this in K1. All we get is a lot of vague flashbacks in K1 that hardly explains anything. We do get a few discussions with Bastila about how the Jedi captured Revan but really, that's as close to development as we get.)

-Agent 47 (What can I say? This guys a bad ass. And I love his Anti Hero personality he has. He goes around the world killing people. But these people are ruthless and cause harm to others. Agent 47 puts a end to these people by simply killing them by any means necessary. The backstory was pretty interesting, but the climax in Hitman 1 was awesome. In Hitman 2, we go deeper into 47's intentions and personality, as he's not really a cold and ruthless killer as he seems. In fact, 47's real intentions is to get rid of evil and scummed people. He becomes the hero by being a anti hero. I find this interesting because a lot of people think he's a simple minded killer. When really, he's a lot more complex then people think.

And a couple of favorite NPC's of mine are Darth Nihlius, Kreia, Darth Sion, Princess Zelda, Ganondorf, and a few others I can't seem to remember.

Lynk Former
06-23-2009, 12:26 AM
I'm sorry, but no. Samus is not the best heroine. Just because she has boobs and looks hot, doesn't mean she's a good character. I have never once heard her speak in any Metroid game. Plus, she's lacking in personality. I do like her suit though.
I think you're a little behind on your info.

Darth_Yuthura
06-23-2009, 01:11 AM
Yuthura Ban... at least to the extent I made her out to be. She just had such a tragic life that you can understand her reasons for becoming a Sith. Vader is just a laughing stock compared to her, as she always had a greater goal in mind, but just forgot.

The Exile: Revan 411 said it all. Very tragic, very charismatic, very strong character.

Batman: He's just the greatest of the DC comic book heros. The polar opposite of Superman, Batman relies on his skills and cunning instead of just being an invincible juggernaut. I don't know exactly what would be defined as a video game hero, but Batman rules in this.

Darth Avlectus
06-23-2009, 04:16 AM
legaia team was pretty bomb ass. Even if the game itself was kind of hollow.

Your character in Odyssey: Legend of Nemesis b/c you are using both wits and might to overcome a god like enemy who knew about you since day one. It's all value judgments and how you look at the choices you make.

Can be man or woman. Default name is Wally Hackenslacker


Sam and Max. Dunno what it is about a crime investigation team with MgGruff crossed w/ Sherlock holmes as one chaacter plus some needlessly cruel and violent rabbit like creature. Both of them working together. Awesome.

Most any capcom hero or anti hero is aight IMO.

Temari of Suna: while not always the strong silent type of gal, definitely has something about her demeanor that is forthright and yet noble...even a certain kindness she'd never admit to, but you know is there.

Revy from black lagoon...she would make hollywood and bar room thugs all blush. If I have to explain this woman...you really need to see the anime.

Zeke and Julie: Zombies ate my neighbors and ghoul patrol. Too awesome that you can use a multitude of things against monsters from most every film out there from the 50's on up to the 90's.

Three Stooges--YES they had their own game. What a more commendable act but to make money entirely so that Ma's orphanage stays afloat.

I think you're a little behind on your info.

QFT. Thanks Link-y! :D

She's the oldest humanoid heroine of VG history. It was a shock to the world that samus was a girl. Besides, her strong but silent personality is what makes her hawt.

mur'phon
06-23-2009, 04:21 AM
Reverend Ray, Call of Juarez. This guy is believable bat****, not crazy-with-a-higher-goal, simply believable bat**** which is something you rarely find in games.

Billy Candle, Call of Juarez. Billy is proof that sencible protagonists exist, and like Ray feels very human. He do a lot of stupid things, yet you understand him, and unlike just about every other protagonist ever, when acused of murder, he runs, not to track down the killer, but simply to get across the border. In adition he can't take on an army, even when fully armed.

jedispy
06-23-2009, 07:04 PM
The Exile doesn't audibly talk either. In Metroid Zero Mission, Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion Samus narrates and even has a few lines here and there.

What can I say, she's a woman of action. She gets stuff done. The Exile stands around and talks to everyone she meets (just kidding...of course that's a required mechanic of KOTOR).

I wish Nintendo would make a KOTOR style Metroid RPG. THAT would be freakin' sweet!

Revan 411
06-23-2009, 07:33 PM
Meh, whatever. I just think Samus is a overrated heroine. I am eventually going to pick up the Metroid Trilogy for the Wii when it comes out so I can play the three Prime games. As, I've only played the 2d games. I have to admit though, Metroid Another M does look promising.

Darth Avlectus
06-23-2009, 10:28 PM
^^^I rate her so high b/c she was essentially the first action heroine in the VG world. If I had to say who would get credit for that role more universally, Chun Li. She is a close second.

I like the main characters of the GTA games--as if that wasn't an obvious given...oh wait I think I already said that. :D

.... Yeah, your nameless mian characters in 1, 2, 3 (I think--been some years), Tommy, CJ, Tony, Victor, Niko. I wish for the other newer chapters. LATD, & chinatown wars.

I'll never forget the Mario bros and everyone who has been associated with those guys.

Lynk Former
06-24-2009, 12:38 AM
@ Revan 411: Not enough people like Metroid for it to be overrated XD

urluckyday
06-24-2009, 12:41 AM
Sam Fischer is probably the best Video game hero (that or Link...tough choice)

The best heroine is probably Laura Croft...not for her looks (I think being attracted to a girl in a video game is mildy strange) but b/c she's basically the more violent female version of Indiana Jones...

JediAthos
06-24-2009, 01:00 AM
I don't know...they seem to be turning Fisher into more of a vigilante than a hero...

At any rate, I thought Vader's Apprentice from TFU would be a good one to add here too.

Darth Avlectus
06-24-2009, 03:02 AM
My custom smackdown wrestlers.

Dastard Bastard. My main villain--err hero of the story . See I was working on a ROM hack of megaman 3. W.I.P.

Selphie. Though I am not a final fantasy player by any stretch, I have always liked that clumbsy cowgirl in yellow wielding numbchucks and that 60's style hairdoo.

Valiant Comics characters. Too bad Acclaim had to botch this division. Few people if any will remember Iron Man & X-O Manowar in Haevy Metal, fewer still with any fondness. I always wanted to see more of X-O Manowar, or the Armorines... Magnus the robot fighter...Ninjak, Blood Shot, Shadow Man, Metal Man. Shame how they all just died with the faction. Acclaim :swear:. PAH!

You know, if they had contracted with Capcom, it probably would have ended up well.

Drunkside
06-24-2009, 06:55 AM
Revan... lame but he is :xp: And of course The HERO from fable cause he decides to show that "come on" animation to the little school kids!

jedispy
06-24-2009, 09:27 PM
I guess for me I look at the degree of one's heroics. Lara Croft did do some nice work
stopping Jaqueline Natla from overtaking the world with the Scion and um.....WTF else has she done???

However Samus Aran rescued the galaxy numerous times from forces powerful enough to wipe out all life. We all know about the space pirates trying to use Metroids to conquer worlds. However both phazon and the X-parasite make metroid infestations look like child's play. Then there was Gorea.

I have the prime games on Gamecube (I play them on my Wii). I don't have Prime 3 yet though. The new one looks crazy awesome too.

Lynk Former
06-25-2009, 12:24 AM
@ jedispy: You should wait and get Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii which has the entire Prime series on a single disc. It's coming out later this year...

TriggerGod
06-25-2009, 12:56 AM
Some of the best video game heroes/heroines that I can think of:

Nomad, Psycho, and Prophet
Stranded on a hostile island, filled with North Koreans and an ancient secret that can shoot ice at you. And they all manage to do it with an assault rifle (and a mini-nuke launcher, but thats beside the point :P)

Gordon Freeman
Do I really need to explain?

Alyx Vance
Trusty sidekick/love interest of our scientist protagonist. I just love their conversations.

The Revan (not seen in K1)
I've heard all the stories about Revan. He was a great tactician, lead the Republic to victory against the Mandalorians, and he had AWESOME Charisma...
but in K1 your just an average joe who finds out that he is really the charismatic dude.

I have never once heard her speak in any Metroid game.
Do you ever hear Gordon Freeman talk? How about Link?

I do like her suit though.
Yeah, I bet you do like her Zero Suit. ;D

@ jedispy: You should wait and get Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii which has the entire Prime series on a single disc. It's coming out later this year...
Which I am glad for, because I lost both the gamecube games. :D

Samuel Dravis
06-25-2009, 02:22 AM
I liked

Pey'j from Beyond Good and Evil
MD1032 aka Material Defender aka Benjamin St. John from the Descent series
Ben from Full Throttle (I STILL want a leather Polecats jacket)
Manny, Grim Fandango
Karen S'jet, Homeworld/2
April, The Longest Journey
Kyle Katarn, every first person SW game, ever :p
Brenn and Dellis Tantor, Force Commander. The game may have been a crappy RTS but it had a decent story
VV, VtM:B

jedispy
06-25-2009, 02:59 PM
Well of course I like Samus' "zero suit" (I just refer to it as her flight suit though....WTF is a "zero" suit anyway???). It doesn't mean it's the only reason she's my fav. The Chozo power suit is awesome. It's got the best powerups/upgrades over any other armor/uniform.

Plus the other reason I like Samus is that it's not about sex appeal. She is one of the few positive video game role models out there for girls. I myself am not female, but I recognize there is a shortage of positive imagery for girls (at least in America that's the case). Lara Croft (while being a fine heroine) is really more about sex appeal than positive imagery. This is true about most games where a woman is the protagonist.

Samus is portrayed as a strong person with noble goals and a sense of duty. She is a bounty hunter, but unlike characters like Jango Fett, Samus will stare danger in the eye and sacrificially go toe-to-toe. That is why she's my fav.

Lynk Former
06-25-2009, 04:11 PM
It's called the "Zero" suit because it originated from Metroid: Zero Mission. There's no specific canonical reference as to why it's called that in-game though, but we do know now that the Zero Suit is the device that actually generates the Chozo power suit around Samus.