The sexiest new characters of the decade

MISS 2009: Chloe Frazer

Introduced in: Uncharted 2

Brought onboard as a new partner and love interest for protagonist Nathan Drake, Chloe Frazer is the antithesis of his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Elena Fischer. Not only does she look better in a pair of form-fitting cargo pants, but she’s unsentimental, exotic and aggressively flirtatious. She’s also just a little bit incredibly dangerous, with a husky accent and sly charms that make her the embodiment of smoldering, deadly sexuality. And where Elena frequently feels like a sidekick who needs your protection, Chloe’s tough, competent presence always gave us the sense that we needed her more than she needed us. Because hey, a partner who’s able to take care of herself and not annoy the shit out of us is unbelievably hot.

But Chloe is also pragmatic to the point of being untrustworthy, and the continual uncertainty as to whose side she’s on gives her an unpredictable edge. Rather than letting her treasonous tendencies turn her into an emotionless bitch, however, her creators at Naughty Dog were careful to imbue her with a clearly conflicted conscience and a soft spot for Drake, something that kept us from ever really disliking her for too long. In Chloe, Naughty Dog created a character able to out-Lara-Croft Lara Croft without being a top-heavy cartoon, and if that’s not sexy, then what is?

Sexiest moment: Any time she climbs up ahead of you while wearing tight pants. Which, by the way, is most of the time.

MISTER 2009: Ezio Auditore da Firenze

Introduced in: Assassin's Creed II

Besides having the sexiest name out of all video game heroes in 2009, Italian nobleman Ezio Auditore is a ladies' man we don't feel bad rooting for. He wins major sympathy points after his family is betrayed and his brothers and father are hanged on false accusations, and his appeal doubles when Ezio follows in his father's footsteps and becomes an Assassin. Sympathy and badassery aside, however, Ezio's got a sexy accent and a muscular chest you could drown in mid-embrace. Armed with charm as deadly as his twin hidden daggers, Ezio blends seamlessly into crowds to carry out his dark deeds while presenting a panache unmatched by other men.

Take, for example, his romantic conquests in the early parts of Assassin's Creed II. Before taking up the life of an assassin, Ezio seduces the young and nubile Cristina by climbing up to her bedroom window and plying her with sweet kisses. The deaths of his father and brother sober Ezio up a bit, but even after becoming a hardened assassin, he never loses the sultry gaze that draws women to him like flies to honey. Playboy or not, though, he never lets the affections of women get between him and his goal of avenging his family. Lover and fighter both make Ezio our Mr. 2009.

Sexiest moment: Beating up his sister's cheating boyfriend. Also, any time he says the word "sister" sounds pretty sexy to us.

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  • elilupe - January 5, 2011 1:26 a.m.

    Two furries? I like it...
  • FauxFurry - January 4, 2011 1:54 a.m.

    Looking back at this article, I'm still surprised that noone mentioned Sly Cooper's perchant for perpetual pantlessness as being a contributing factor to his sex appeal. Way to take the high road (as in focus on the area above his snazzy belt buckle (worn for style as much as utility even if it is not utilized for the purpose of holding up lower body garments). Krystal wore a thong and a loin-cloth, at the very least(or should I say most?), rather than falling back on the whole impractical Chewbacca-esque fur merkin look. On the strictly human front, the lack of Sheva Alomar anywhere on the list is a pretty huge oversight. Can't anyone from (some vague location in what is clearly Western)Africa get any love?! 2010 looks to have a great crop of characters to round off this list and close out the previous decade in high style. You could practically pick any character at random from Final Fantasy XIII (yes,even Sazh if one has a thing for the more mature gentleman)as you could with any of the women introduced in Mass Effect 2 for new entries. You have Bayonetta, Jean, Rodin and Chesh...Luca for Sega's contribution. How about Hazama from BlazBlue:Continuum Shift to help fill your badboy quotient(he's also the who has the nigh unavoidable shirtless scene you get in anything anime related so long as attractive human males are involved)? Makoto isn't strictly new for 2010 but she ought to be close enough for the purposes of such an article (to get yet another 'man-animal hybrid' on the list,anyway). Page the firey revolutionary leader and Ben Finn the charming rogue from Fable 3 would also make fine inclusions if the customizable Prince/Princess don't qualify largely due to being the least interesting character(s) for most of the game. You'd just be begging for controversy if you pick anybody from Deathsmiles for the list, considering that all but one of the girls is in Bridget from Guilty Gears age range but lack that certain Y-Factor to lessen the creep factor any. You'd be better off with Raul the ghoul of Lily the super mutant than them! "sacred tliont"? That's not very helpful,ReCaptcha. Player defined names for Sacred characters does nothing to paint a visual image of how appealing this character 'tliont' may have been. The name isn't even particularly soothing to the eyes or ears.
  • hanktherapper - January 4, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    Cate Archer needs to make a comeback.
  • Gameover333 - January 4, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Fang or lightning where is the love? for final fantasy 13?
  • RicePuddingUK - January 3, 2011 11:40 p.m.

    Mister 2002 should've been Tommy Vercetti, Sly Cooper seriously? Mister 2003 should've been Max Payne.....
  • Ganonpork - July 24, 2010 6:53 a.m.

    redo this with Bayonetta and Snow.
  • joy - January 19, 2010 4:02 a.m.

    Good List but what about Jade from Beyond Good & Evil Miss 2003?
  • PerezI03 - January 11, 2010 10:46 p.m.

    Zoey is the hottest gamer chick ever and i wish they brought her back into L4D 2. Rochelle is stupid. What ever happened to Sheva from RE5? She was smokin' hot also.
  • megalodon - January 9, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Would love to see Chloe Frazer get her own spin off game real soon
  • wrapdump - January 6, 2010 1:44 p.m.

    2010: Bayonetta.
  • AssassinsCreedII - January 4, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    You are completly correct! Though, many preffer to call it "Twin Hidden Blades" IMHO I think both are right.
  • JDMDrifter - January 4, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    Ezio was the most obvious for mister 2009, and AssassinsCreedII you are mistaken GR is right it is Cristina he seduces, Claudia is Ezio's sister. Its not twin hidden blades either its double hidden blades. GR only made one mistake in the AC II article
  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - January 4, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    Naomi Campbell from MGS4, I know she was in MGS1 but in reality that was just a photo.
  • AssassinsCreedII - January 3, 2010 3:50 p.m.

  • AssassinsCreedII - January 3, 2010 3:48 p.m.

    I just knew it would be Ezio! There is two mistakes in the ACII thread.. It's called "Twin Hidden Blades" and her name isn't Christine.. It's Claudia :-) and I wrote all this on my PS3 which by the way takes quit longer to write on..
  • iDeza - January 3, 2010 8:49 a.m.

    i gotta hand it to fran she is 1 sexy bitch
  • Romination - January 2, 2010 7:15 a.m.

    2002 was a bad year that animals had to take it. I think runners-up would have been nice
  • ClusterShart - January 2, 2010 4:41 a.m.

    Teddie is proof that crunches make you sexy.
  • Wubbles - January 1, 2010 6:46 a.m.

    I am totally beating up whoever said math wasn't interesting.
  • Frexerik - January 1, 2010 4:57 a.m.

    qft: "Saying a girl “has a great personality” is usually code for “my god is she ever fugly,”"

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