6. Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
Oh sure, the Vault Hunters are plenty cool and varied. But once you’ve heard the Commando, Axton, spout the same dudebro one-liners over and over again, it can all feel rather…tedious. Handsome Jack is a whole ‘nother story--we never tire of hearing his comedic, malicious rants, or how we were nothing compared to his greatness. Hiding behind someone else’s smarmy visage clamped onto his face, Jack never misses a beat to taunt, belittle, and/or laugh at us while we killed Psychos in the pursuit of loot.
Handsome Jack is, in layman’s terms, a complete dickhead--but for some reason, his constant yammering about how superior and rich he is kind of grows on you after a while. How can you not appreciate the pomposity of a man who names his crystal-covered pony Butt Stallion, then has the nerve to blather about it into your ear for an entire mission? The further you progress, Jack gets increasingly nuttier and deplorable, which only adds to the buildup of putting him down like a sick dog.