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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.
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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