Total Nerd 16 Video Game Characters We Should Have Known Are Modeled After Famous People  

Crystal Brackett
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List Rules Vote up the gaming characters that best resemble their real-life counterpart.

As you grind away at the levels of a video game, you may find that some of the characters look incredibly familiar. It's not uncommon for a studio to sculpt video game characters that look like celebrities, especially in this day and age when motion capture technology makes the 3D animation process a whole lot easier. Yet it may surprise you that even before the turn of the century, photos of the famous people were being used in concept art to inspire the look and attitude of characters.

Whether you're farming for experience or simply causing mayhem, seeing a familiar face in a video game is totally cool. These side-by-side comparisons of celebrities and their digital counterparts will point out similarities and differences you might not have ever noticed before. Vote up the video game characters that are brilliant facsimiles of the celebrity they are based upon. 

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Dr. Eggman From Sonic The Hedgehog Is Based On Teddy Roosevelt


Dr. Eggman From Sonic The Hedg... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Video Game Characters We Should Have Known Are Modeled After Famous People
Photo:  Sega/Wikimedia Commons
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Balrog From Street Fighter Is Based On Mike Tyson


Balrog From Street Fighter Is ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Video Game Characters We Should Have Known Are Modeled After Famous People
Photo:  Capcom/Wikimedia Commons
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Jonathan Irons In Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Is Based On Kevin Spacey


Jonathan Irons In Call Of Duty... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Video Game Characters We Should Have Known Are Modeled After Famous People
Photo:  Activision/Wikimedia Commons
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Jodie Holmes From Beyond: Two Souls Is Based On Ellen Page


Jodie Holmes From Beyond: Two ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Video Game Characters We Should Have Known Are Modeled After Famous People
Photo:  Sony Computer Entertainment/Wikimedia Commons