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  • DyranLK - October 19, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Okay, okay, so the whole Drake-being-a-mass-killing-murderer idea has had its fair share of laughs at this point, but really, lol -- he's incredibly more well-written and in-depth than he takes credit for, unfortunately. :-P Maybe, just maybe, in the future, after there's some more breathing room and somehow enough spare time to think back on the Uncharted series, people will be able to see Drake for the character that he really is, which is a man who abandoned his own identity for a life that he hoped would lead to 'greatness' while it was really only leading to a bigger, emptier hole in his heart -- and also eventually caught up to him when he was forced to place the two conflicting ideals that drove him (which was represented as Sir Francis Drake's ring and his lost wedding band in UC3) against each other after a close friend of his was endangered because of his own unrestrained, 'murderous' recklessness; something of which he's been noted for numerous times throughout the series (e.g. "You're no different from me, DRAKE..", "What are you trying to prove?", etc.). But hey, what the hell, then again, I'm tired as shit and probably just need my daily dose of orange juice, 'cause who knows if I even know what I'm talking about until then, 'ey? :-P
  • kachigop - October 19, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    The juxtaposition of Lucas at 19 and Kratos at 18 made me laugh.
  • bang1221 - October 19, 2012 6:41 p.m.

    Cecil from Final Fantasy 4 Spyro the Dragon Sir Daniel Fortesque from Medievil Nameless Marine from Doom The Heroes from Diablo I'm sure there's more that i could add but i'm forgetting some. good list but i'm still confused how crash bandicoot, banjo kazooie and other platform heroes have made the list but not spyro. i would also consider Zidane from final fantasy 9 over Cecil.
  • codystovall - October 19, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    Batman-hes batman. Pokemon Trainer Red-saved the pokemon world, before it was cool. White Galaga ship-you had pacman so why not?
  • spacemanX03 - October 19, 2012 6:12 p.m.

    Marco- Metal Slug
  • gtaivac_ - October 19, 2012 6:02 p.m.

    GLaDOS should be in the top 10
  • codystovall - October 19, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    "heroes"
  • ThatGamerDude - October 19, 2012 5:53 p.m.

    I would put in Rico Rodriguez from Just Cause 2 just for obvious reasons.
  • johnny-kratos-davidson - October 19, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    Also I vote for: Adam Jensen - Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Commander John Shepard - Mass Effect. Nariko - Heavenly Sword. Gabriel Belmont - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Marcus Fenix - Gears of War. Joseph Capelli - Resistance 3.
  • johnny-kratos-davidson - October 19, 2012 5:55 p.m.

    Damn it I almost forgot the fantastic character Alan Wake... from the game Alan Wake.
  • onetimebuster - October 19, 2012 5:45 p.m.

    This list needs more claptrap and how dare you stick snake in this he said hes no hero never was just a old killer hired to do some wetwork.
  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 5:57 p.m.

    Just because he claimed he was no hero doesn't mean he isn't actually one. If anything, it's often the people who don't consider themselves heroes who achieve the toughest, taxing, and most heroic things.
  • onetimebuster - October 19, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    I was just kidding.
  • BladedFalcon - October 19, 2012 7:05 p.m.

    D'oh! My apologies for failing to read the joke ^^;
  • onetimebuster - October 20, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Lol its ok i suck at making them ^^
  • theglove - October 19, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    -Darth Revan (KOTOR): Despite being a horrible monster in KOTOR's backstory, during the canon play-through of the game Revan is noble, kind and selfless. He ultimately saves the galaxy in one of gaming's greatest redemption stories. -Jimmy Hopkins (Bully): While he is kind of a jerk, Jimmy usually stands up to the many bullies of Bullworth Academy and ends up unifying all the cliques. -Celes (FF6): After Kefka destroys the world, Celes sets out on her own to reunite the party and bring an end to that sick clown's rule. -Commander Shepard (Mass Effect): On top of saving hundreds of billions of people three times, Shepard is an avatar for the player, and isn't the player the greatest hero of all?
  • onetimebuster - October 19, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    This list needs more claptrap.
  • Rub3z - October 19, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Viewtiful Joe. Sam Gideon (Vanquish). Garcia FUCKING Hotspur. The Chosen Hero in Dark Souls. Subject Delta from Bioshock 2. Joe Cappelli from Resistance 3. Serious Sam. That's a surprisingly short list of people I think could've gone up. Oh, John Tanner from Driver San Francisco. And *maybe* Luis Lopez from GTA4 (Ballad of Gay Tony), if only because he turns out to be much more sensitive than the other two (in spite of still being a sociopath), and does lots of way better, cooler stuff. Luis is a badass. As for the list itself, I am substantially pleased to see the inclusion of Meat Boy, Eddie Riggs, Francis (my favorite), Rayman, Travis Touchdown, Little Mac, Corvo Attano, Bomberman, the a-bit-less-than-obligatory-Okami-inclusion-because-Gamesradar, Price, Fox, Jade, Max Payne, and Wander. There was only a select few from games i haven't played or recognize, and the whole rest of the list I could kinda tell were going to be included. Like Mario, for instance. It's impossible to leave that guy out. It's now that I just remembered that Captain Falcon could've been included. Are you going to try and argue with a FALCON PAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWNCH??
  • johnny-kratos-davidson - October 19, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Kratos is the best character ever but he is an anti-heroe, amazing how high a tormented pyschopath made it in a goody-two-shoes list of characters. And why do gaming sites always feel obligated to put Link/Zelda at the top of these lists? I mean for goodness sake Link has no character, nothing. And Drake at #3... Come on he is an awfully written generic twit of a character, no depth to him at all. Other than that it's a decent list, I would completely change the order and replace many of the characters though.

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