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  • Scammeleon - September 25, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    I'd put Chell in there. She strolls through mind-boggling death traps in an underground metallic cage of hell, murdering psychotic robots and blowing up whatever gets in her way with nothing but a gun that shoots science and a silent, no nonsense objectiveness as more and more insane bullshit gets thrown at her. All without breaking a sweat.
  • ChristopherDalley - September 25, 2012 10:48 a.m.

    This. Wrapped in bacon.
  • Rowdie - September 25, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    Good list. Guess you could have made it 8 and gave Brick from Borderlands some luv.
  • Clovin64 - September 25, 2012 3:19 a.m.

    Ah, who else could occupy the No. 1 spot other than the G-Man? I'd also like to give my vote to Gabriel Belmont. He's voiced by Frank Begbie and he beats the shit out of Satan. Also just watch the trailer for Lords of Shadow 2. Surely thats more badass than unlocking doors?
  • CitizenWolfie - September 25, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    Pretty good list, glad Cole got on there. Was it just me though or was the Ionic Storm power in the second game massively inferior to the first? I think either Capt. Price, Reznov or Woods could have been included here since both have basically been left for dead before coming back as older, more badass men in the sequels. Captain Walker from Spec Ops: The Line is pretty badass in a crazy sort of way. And finally Lee Everett from the Walking Dead is totally badass without being too in-your-face "look how badass I am." As for Nathan Drake? I can see why you didn't include him. Sure he's tough but he's more of a loveable rogue than a badass.
  • avantguardian - September 24, 2012 11:33 p.m.

    i'm just gonna throw out sam from vanquish. if you played it, i'm sure you'd agree. i agree with cp'n price, and asura, and maybe big daddy, but that's more like characterS. drake's a tough one...endlessly maintaining both levity and fearlessness is pretty badass. he also grows to better express his feelings, which i think we all can agree, is the most badass thing of all! :D
  • NanoElite666 - September 24, 2012 10:34 p.m.

    The player character (and subsequently, player) of Dark Souls. How did that not make the list?
  • yoyoguy - September 24, 2012 9:44 p.m.

    Definitely FBI agent Francis York Morgan. Ultimate defender of the universe!
  • zombi3grim - September 24, 2012 8:53 p.m.

    Big Daddy. Biggest badass. Out of all these characters, Big Daddy is the one I would not want to meet in a dark alley....
  • SpiritTemple - September 25, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    Couldn't agree more.
  • Evanesco - September 24, 2012 8:29 p.m.

    I don't even like Call of Duty, but Capt. Price deserves to be on this list.
  • kachigop - September 25, 2012 9:34 p.m.

    I agree, Captain Price is quite the bad ass.
  • gaseoussnake - September 24, 2012 7:49 p.m.

    Gabriel Belmont
  • Mr.Bushido - September 24, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    This ain't a list if Kratos from God of War is not mentioned. Kratos Mother of Bad ass's.
  • GR HollanderCooper - September 24, 2012 7:34 p.m.

    This is only characters created this gen, so Kratos, sadly, isn't included.
  • TaserLime - September 24, 2012 7:06 p.m.

    WHERE THE FUCK IS ADAM JENSEN? Dude wears sunglasses and a trenchcoat and has the body of a robot and a gravelly voice. Seriously, what else needs to be said?
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - September 24, 2012 6:33 p.m.

    Bayonetta doesn't fight demons...........But I'm glad Garrus won. He is a giant badass
  • TomSJ3 - September 24, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    Coop, I always respect your opinions, but Baird..? Really? You can make a better case for why any of the other three main characters fit in this list rather than Baird. However, you made Garrus number 1. Redeemed. Also understand why he didn't make the cut since there was only room for seven but I would have definitely found a place for Adam Jensen as a few others mentioned.
  • Smash_Bro - September 24, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    Uhm, Alex Mercer? Heller? Darth Vader's apprentice? Lighning? Sean Devlin (protagonist of The Saboteur)? Let it be known that I'm not complaining--just surprised that some of these guys (plus girl) didn't make it.
  • zeedubz - September 24, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    You really messed up by putting Baird on this list. I can accept the rest of the choices, but any of the other Gears of War main characters would have been a more badass choice. Baird just complained and was a overall jerk though out the whole series. Baird is the least likable human in the entire series. His role of fixing things could have been easily transferred to jack the robot and jack would have done it with more personality. Also, Baird's ideas could have been dispersed to the other characters or just given to a new, more likeable character, and Baird would not have been missed. The only reason for needing Baird is to make the rest of the characters look better when compared to the pile of garbage that is Baird. I thought gamesradar screwed up by calling rust from MW2 one of the best multiplayer maps of all time but this is far worse.
  • zombi3grim - September 24, 2012 8:49 p.m.

    Don't kill yourself or anything...its just a video game list.

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