Remember Darth Vader? He used to be the epitome of evil, the most recognizable symbol of scum and villainy in cinematic history. Then we saw the prequels and learned the awful, retconned truth: “Annie” liked to build toy robots, wear pageboy haircuts, yell cutesy catchphrases and hit on his babysitters. The character hasn’t been the same since.
Unfortunately, this happens just as often in videogames. Beloved heroes, villains and childhood icons are constantly being ruined through unnecessary back stories, ridiculous revelations, annoying voiceovers, stupid sidekicks and more. Here are 10 whose full lives we wish we could forget, but never ever will.