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Old 04-01-2008, 11:37 PM   #1
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Best Video game hero/heroines

Kinda going off on the "wosrt enemies thread, what is your favorite hero ( read: good guy) in video games so far?


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Old 04-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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The sun goes down and the sky reddens, pain grows sharp.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Gordon Freeman, he kicks @$$.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:57 AM   #5
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If it's heroes as in the character you play, then for me it would be a choice between The Exile, or Indiana Jones.

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Old 04-02-2008, 12:04 PM   #6
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:05 PM   #7
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:08 PM   #8
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:22 PM   #9
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:42 PM   #10
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Master Chief from the Halo series, all those transplants and steroids proved useful in the end

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



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Old 04-02-2008, 01:05 PM   #11
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Gordon Freeman and Solid Snake, though Snake isn't the "typical" hero.

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Old 04-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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Master Chief from the Halo series, all those transplants and steroids proved usefull in the end
Yeah, but you have to be really, really, REALLY high or really crazy to do some of the things he does.

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

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Old 04-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #13
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Dante. From Devil May Cry. Guy's got a sword stabbed on the heart thrice and is still alive.


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Old 04-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:02 PM   #15
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:05 PM   #17
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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?

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:39 PM   #18
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Raziel, from the legacy of kain series. He just oozes class.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #19
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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!"


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Old 04-03-2008, 12:09 AM   #20
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:28 AM   #21
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Mario the plumber. You know, fat, Italian. "Itsa me, Mario!"

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:40 AM   #22
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^Yoshi is also awesome, to eat all those monsters without getting indigestion is just amazing

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


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Old 04-03-2008, 01:14 PM   #23
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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.


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Old 04-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #24
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I second that Inyri. Samus Aran is the indisputed CHAMP of all time. She beats out all others (especially that panty waste Master Chief)


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Old 04-03-2008, 06:30 PM   #25
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Not really. Ever hear tell of Jack Walters, Jedispy? Took on Father Dagon and Mother Hydra and lived to tell the tale.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:35 PM   #26
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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.


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Old 04-03-2008, 07:03 PM   #27
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Jack Walters tackled the Right and Left hand of CTHULHU. I think he could take on a couple of scrag alien parasites.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:05 PM   #28
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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) 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.


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Old 04-03-2008, 09:03 PM   #29
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #30
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HK? I don't think he was that much of a hero.

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



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Old 04-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #31
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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.


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Old 04-05-2008, 08:24 PM   #32
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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.



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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.


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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!
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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.

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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.
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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.
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