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The Most Hardcore Video Game Heroes of All Time

List RulesKick-ass characters from video games only. Can either NPC or player character.

Who are the toughest and greatest video game characters ever? Not all videogame player characters are necessarily heroic, but we take their side anyway, because our fates are intertwined. But who cares about the weenies? This list tackles only the true badass heroes and protagonists.

The best video game characters immerse us in the story, and eventually gain our sympathy, even if they are anti-heroes (or villains!) And the more badass they are, the more inclined we are to take their side no matter what, and the more powerful we come to feel in controlling them. Even if our princess is constantly hidden in another castle, for some reason...

This is crowdranked list of video game characters, so your votes and lists decide the final order. Which of these popular video game characters do you think is the most badass?

Check out more lists like Most Badass Female Villains, Most Fantastic Fictional Serial Killers, Best RPG Video Games of All Time.

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  • 1
    5,784
    3,051

    Kratos

    God of War Series
  • 2
    4,574
    2,270

    John Marston

    Red Dead Redemption
  • 3
    4,774
    2,521

    Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    Assassin's Creed Universe
  • 4
    5,712
    3,311

    Master Chief

    Halo
  • 5
    3,154
    1,944

    Scorpion

    Mortal Kombat
  • 6
    3,398
    2,200
    midnightq2 added

    Lara Croft

    Revisioned: Tomb Raider Animated Series, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • 7
    2,326
    1,342
    Doom Series
  • 8
    2,531
    1,628
    wiabux addedHitman
  • 9
    2,712
    1,712

    Nathan Drake

    Unchartered Series
  • 10
    2,697
    1,871

    Sub-Zero

    Mortal Kombat
  • 11
    2,892
    1,974
    Devil May Cry
  • 12
    2,609
    1,842

    Leon S. Kennedy

    Resident Evil: Damnation, Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • 13
    4,311
    3,104

    Link

    Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda
  • 14
    2,431
    1,215

    The Dragonborn

  • 15
    2,334
    1,211
    PeteBoyle added

    Joel

    The Last of Us
  • 16
    4,283
    3,353

    Solid Snake

    Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy, Metal Gear
  • 17
    1,380
    773
    Depleef Depleef added

    Edward Kenway

    Assassin's Creed III
  • 18
    2,828
    2,034

    Mario

    Fanboys, Mario ek Maria dan lotel
  • 19
    3,063
    2,253

    Commander Shepard

    Mass Effect Trilogy
  • 20
    2,915
    2,374

    Samus Aran

    Nintendo Universe
  • 21
    2,468
    1,942
    Final Fantasy Universe
  • 22
    1,776
    1,282

    Marcus Fenix

    Gear of Wars Series
  • 23
    1,597
    784
    christian-tiglao added

    Captain Price

  • 24
    1,784
    1,269

    Altaïr Ibn La-Ahad

    Assassin's Creed Series
  • 25
    1,667
    1,262
    wiabux added

    Trevor Phillips

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List Rules: Kick-ass characters from video games only. Can either NPC or player character.