The Cheapest, Most Unbeatable Video Game Characters Ever

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Who are the most broken multiplayer characters in video game history? There are thousands of unique video game characters, but they're not all created equal. In fact, some are downright infuriating. Whether they're single player boss battles with overpowered attacks or multiplayer characters with easily exploitable guaranteed wins, there are always going to be a few characters that just make you want to smash your controller in frustration. This is a list of the most unfair video game characters, the opponents who reward button-mashing and punish smart gameplay.

Who is the cheapest video game character? Is it a tough boss like the ultimate boxer, Iron Mike Tyson, who can take you down in five seconds flat in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!? Or is it the classic boss from Sinistar, who mocks you as a ridiculous amount of enemies flood your screen in a way that couldn't possibly be beaten? Try not to scream in rage reading this list of cheap video game characters. You might wake the neighbors. 

So check out our list of the cheapest video game characters and vote up the ones you think are just unreasonably harsh, whether they're big bosses or playable heavies, Downvote the ones you don't really worry about much.
Most divisive: Sinistar

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    734 VOTES

    Mike Tyson

    Mike Tyson
    Photo: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! / Nintendo
    The final boss of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! may very well be one of the cheapest enemies around. When every other opponent has some trick to them, Tyson does not. Iron Mike is simply stronger and faster than you, and you won't be able to weather his insane fisticuff flurries. Maybe, just maybe, you can avoid them, but you probably won't. You basically have to evade every punch and land a thousand of your own to win this one. 
    734 votes
  • 2
    473 VOTES


    Photo: GoldenEye 007 / Nintendo
    Anyone who picks Oddjob in Goldeneye 007 multiplayer is a jerk. He's hard to target due to his size and even when you target him right, the hit detection isn't all that great. When you're looking eye-to-eye with all other characters, Oddjob can sneak up and pop you in the back of the head. A lot of friendships have been ruined by this character. 
    473 votes
  • 3
    523 VOTES

    Any Spawn Camper

    Any Spawn Camper
    Photo: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Activision
    Back in the days where first person shooters had specifics places where players could respawn after they died, some jerks would find themselves a nice little perch and wait for the respawn train to pull into the station, putting a bullet between the eyes of every fresh combatant. Again and again and again. Most gamers consider it the lowest of the low. 
    523 votes
  • 4
    505 VOTES
    Photo: Kingdom Hearts II / Square Enix
    In Final Fantasy VII, Sephiroth is a boss he's appropriately difficult. But then along comes Kingdom Hearts. Luckily, he's an optional boss, but his attacks are disproportionately brutal and you have to be over level 70 to have a ghost of a chance against him. Picking the wrong time to go on the offensive means you're dead, which breeds a lot of frustration. He'll run you through even faster than he did Aeris (too soon?).
    505 votes
  • 5
    417 VOTES
    M. Bison
    Photo: Street Fighter V / Capcom
    A mainstay since Street Fighter II, M. Bison has routinely been that boss that will make short work of you, barely even letting you put up fights in multiple games. Whenever you find yourself getting jumped on the head from this unstoppable force, it all just feels like you were never meant to beat him. When you actually do beat him, it just feels like you got lucky.
    417 votes
  • 6
    332 VOTES
    Psycho Mantis
    Photo: Metal Gear Solid / Konami
    The psycho-kinetic Metal Gear Solid bad dude makes for an incredibly complicated boss fight. Oh, and no part of the game tells you that you need to knock out Mantis multiple times and also plug your controller into the second player slot. No, you're just supposed to guess that whole solution. That's not frustrating at all
    332 votes