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Old 08-13-2008, 02:35 AM   #1
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Favorite Protagonist

Okay. Favorite protagonist in a video game. Pretty simple question no?


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Old 08-13-2008, 02:38 AM   #2
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:22 AM   #3
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:20 AM   #4
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In no particular order:

Jake Logan - Tachyon: The Fringe
Malkavian PC - Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Link - Legend of Zelda Series
Mario

I always feel like there's one I have to include but can't think of with these things...


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Old 08-13-2008, 05:48 AM   #5
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I'm almost tempted to say "Shepard". Or "The Exile". Or some such. But that'd feel like I was saying "You know what? I am the best protagonist!"

I quite like Eliwood and Hector from Fire Emblem (I count them both because they both have their own campaigns. I suppose Lyn counts too, but she's pretty much just Queen of the Tutorial). Oh, and Laharl from Disgaea (He's certainly not a "hero", but he's still the protagonist).

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Old 08-13-2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:13 AM   #7
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@patient_zero, I'll go ahead and say it if you won't The Exile!

Squall is pretty darned awesome too



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Old 08-13-2008, 07:32 AM   #8
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Wait, so we can't mention the only ones who get close to my awesomness?
In that case Geralt.


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Old 08-13-2008, 08:43 AM   #9
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I've got many favourite protagonists.

Cloud Strife - FF7
Master Chief - HALO
Revan - duh, i wanda wat he's from?
Jak - the series with his name as the title

Thats all I can recall so far...
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:59 AM   #10
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Hmmmmm, well, I have several, just like I have several favorite games...

In no particular order:

Manny Calavera (Grim Fandango)
Kain & Raziel (Legacy of Kain game series)
Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island series)
Mr. 47 (Hitman series)
Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell series)
Max Payne (well, I guess you know from which game he is )

I'm intentionally avoiding Shepard, Revan/Exile and the Bloodlines PC, because even though they all have some kind of backstory, in those games you are the PC so they don't really have that much of a personality of their own.

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Old 08-13-2008, 09:28 AM   #11
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The cold and detached Agent 47 would certainly be one of my favourites...and I don't really play many other games with a non-custom character! I mean, I played FF VII and XII, but I couldn't stand Cloud or Vaan.

If I was to pick a second, it would have to be Revan. Darth Revan, of course!


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Old 08-13-2008, 09:36 AM   #12
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@patient_zero, I'll go ahead and say it if you won't The Exile!
Seconded. And I'll add Kyle Katarn to the list.


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Old 08-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #13
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Link - Legend of Zelda
April - The Longest Journey
Altaîr - Assassin's Creed
Kyle Katarn - Jedi Knight
Commander Keen - Commander Keen

I'd say Revan and the Exile, but Revan's personality in KotOR was non-existent, but since I prefer him to the Exile, the Exile's out, too.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:37 AM   #14
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Altaîr - Assassin's Creed
How did I forget that??

Agreed.


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Old 08-13-2008, 12:14 PM   #15
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:38 PM   #16
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:49 PM   #17
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:41 PM   #18
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Solid Snake:
Metal Gear,
Metal Gear 2 Solid Snake,
Metal Gear Solid,
Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty,
Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots.
(Need I say more...)


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Old 08-13-2008, 03:08 PM   #19
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Here are my favorite In no particular order:

Agent 47 (Hitman)

Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)

Altaîr (Assassins Creed)

The Exile (KOTOR II)

Solid Snake (MGS)

Kyle Katarn (Jedi Knight Series)

Link (The Legend Of Zelda Series)

Max Payne (You know what game :P)

Master Chief (Halo)

Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy 7)

Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)

And that's all folks!



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Old 08-13-2008, 04:01 PM   #20
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Kyle Katarn - Jedi Knight

Commander Shepard - Mass Effect

The Exile - KotOR II

Altair - Assassin's Creed
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:41 PM   #21
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:00 PM   #22
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Mine are

Gabriel Logan (Syphon Filter series 1-3)

Kyle Katarn (Jedi knight series)

Zidane Tribal (Final Fantasy IX)

J.C. Denton (Deus Ex)

Raziel (Soul Reaver)


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Old 08-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #23
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Hm...I wonder who this handsome fellow is?
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:24 PM   #24
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Would Chrono count?

Nico was a cool character also.

And definitely Snake.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #25
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It's difficult for me to get too excited about "protagonists" in RPGs. They're just me, after all.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:59 PM   #26
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Dammit! I forgot another protagonist to add! :O

Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)


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Old 08-13-2008, 06:14 PM   #27
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Crono never said ANYTHING.

Aside from the amicable and insane Mr. Jack Walters, there's also the esteemed Bhaalspawn, charming Ms. Terra Branford, and, of course, Sir Devon Aidendale.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:26 PM   #28
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:44 PM   #29
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Always nice to see people embracing the inexplicably popular.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:14 PM   #30
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:34 PM   #31
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Tempted to say JC Denton, but never was too keen on what they did to him in Invisible War. Apart from that :

-Gordon Freeman
-Garrett from Thief
-Revan


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Old 08-13-2008, 07:48 PM   #32
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Gordon never says ANYTHING.
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:50 PM   #33
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Gordon never says ANYTHING.
I think he is basing it around the fact that he is the only FPS hero who is a scientist and went to college for years. He is like a hero to the pale, gross, porn addicted nerds of the world


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I think he is basing it around the fact that he is the only FPS hero who is a scientist and went to college for years. He is like a hero to the pale, gross, porn addicted nerds of the world
Exactly. He's a testament to what we, the supergeeks, could do whilst stranded miles from nowhere, below the suface and armed only with our wits.

And a crowbar.

And a shotgun.

And that zappy thing that shoots radiation.

He even has a beard like me. That's neat.


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Old 08-13-2008, 09:30 PM   #36
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Gordon never says ANYTHING.
You're such a nay sayer.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:57 PM   #37
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Sam & Max (Self Evident)

Sir-King Graham (King's Quest series)

Garrett (Thief)

J.C. Denton (Deus Ex)

Kyle Katarn (Dark Forces-Jedi knight series)

Max Payne (Self Evident)

Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell)

Guybrush Threepwood (Monkey Island series)

Manny Calavera (Grim Fandango)


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Old 08-13-2008, 10:45 PM   #38
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Solid Snake - MGS series.

Naked Snake/Big Boss - MGS3

Kratos - God of War series

Jimmy Hopkins - Bully

Although I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting some pretty important ones.


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Old 08-13-2008, 10:46 PM   #39
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Daxter in


1.Jak and Daxter

2.Jak II

3.Jak 3

4.Jak X

And finally: Daxter
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:00 AM   #40
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Jimmy Hopkins - Bully
Oh yeah Jimmy Hopkins is also a good protagonist. Rather instead of influencing nerds he influences Bullies. Since Jimmy Hopkin's crusade is to stop everyone from bullying each other. Which is a message people should throw around schools nowadays


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