A list of great video game characters who've been inactive for years. It's inevitable that, over time, some popular characters take breaks. They had a great streak and need to be put on the shelf for a while. However, some characters just have bad luck. Some were in games that failed, some are owned by bankrupt developers, others were left behind by their franchises, and still others have been MIA for no discernible reason.
We dug deep into video game history across all platforms and genres, unearthing characters who've fallen by the wayside and may even be forgotten. But we aren't going to forget. We want to see these characters return, whether they made their marks in beloved point-and-click adventures of the early '90s, open-space fighter games, or even first person shooters.
No matter what your play style, we've definitely got someone here on this list of video game characters that will fill you with nostalgia, someone you'll want to see developed once more. Will it be Ryo Hazuki, his quest for revenge still unfinished? Or will it be Laura Bow, one of the earliest female protagonists in gaming history?Take a look and see for yourself! Be sure to vote for the long-gone video game characters you'd most like to see return!