Total Nerd The Best Playstation 2 Characters  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Playstation 2 video game characters. Must be on Playstation 2 only.

The second iteration of the Playstation console has proven to be one of the more popular consoles in history. As it staved off competition from Microsoft and Sega, it also incorporated online multiplayer -- something that hadn't been done before on a console, which is a very weird thing to say. Yes, at one point, video game consoles did not connect to the Internet. This list is all about those characters from these video games that appeared only on the Playstation 2 (for consoles; we're not counting PC or Mac). 

Sony had a great number of exclusive titles that went on to great commercial and critical acclaim, and from those titles came a number of video game characters that many consider iconic today. Whether a popular RPG that's since won awards, or a tactical stealth shooter in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, that showed the original in this era of Metal Gear was no fluke, there is many a character that has affected us in impactful ways. 

When you look through this list, get ready to enjoy the trip down memory lane, with game series that were just beginning to become a household name, and series that have since died out and remain on the dustbin to this day. Vote for your favorites and see what games it might be time to revisit after a long absence! 
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Solid Snake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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Dante is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Dante Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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Kratos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Kratos God of War III, God of War, God of War II

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Daxter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Daxter Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

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Sora is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Sora Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts

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Ryu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ryu Street Fighter EX3

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Yuna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Yuna Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2

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Ratchet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ratchet Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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Clank is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Clank Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

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Raiden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Raiden Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Chun-Li Street Fighter EX3

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Jak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jak Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters

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Balthier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters

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Tidus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Tidus Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts

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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters

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Minato Arisato is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Minato Arisato Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

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Jecht is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jecht Final Fantasy X

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Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca Final Fantasy XII

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Wakka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Wakka Final Fantasy X, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X-2

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Seymour Guado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Seymour Guado Final Fantasy X

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Virginia Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Virginia Maxwell Wild Arms 3

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Parappa The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Parappa The Rapper Parappa The Rapper 2

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
InuYasha Inuyasha: Feudal Combat

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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Max Payne Max Payne 3

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Otacon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Otacon Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

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Miles
Miles "Tails" Prower Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Peter Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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Yami Yugi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Yami Yugi Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists of the Roses

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Vaan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Vaan Final Fantasy XII

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Blanka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Blanka Street Fighter EX3

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Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman Land 3

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Jubei Yagyu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jubei Yagyu Onimusha II

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Mega Man Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10

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Ken Masters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Ken Masters Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Stewie Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Brian Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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Snowe Vingerhut is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Snowe Vingerhut Suikoden IV

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Nephilim is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Nephilim Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht

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Brandeau is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Brandeau Suikoden IV

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Chris Griffin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Chris Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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Meg Griffin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Meg Griffin Family Guy Video Game!

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Jacky Bryant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Jacky Bryant Virtua Fighter 4

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Akira Yuki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
Akira Yuki Virtua Fighter 4

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Crow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Playstation 2 Characters
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