1. Garrus Vakarian (Mass Effect)
Yes, that’s right, Garrus, not Shepard. Sure, Commander Shepard is the first human specter and he saves the galaxy every morning before eating breakfast, but he’s still only as badass as the player. If you want to make him lame, then Shepard is lame. Want to make him evil, and he’s sort of a dick. There’s no way, however, that you can make Shepard’s Turian pal, Garrus Vakarian, anything less than the awesome. No matter how boring you are, Garrus is still the most badass set of mandibles to be poured into a suit of armor.
After the events of Mass Effect, Garrus gives up his life of military work for a mercenary gig, going under the pseudonym of “Archangel” and single-handedly crippling the gangs of Omega with his sniper rifle and charm. Once he finds out that Shepard is alive, though, he joins back up, helping the good Commander save the universe, just because that’s the kind of guy he is.