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10 worst video game protagonists of all time

One of the vital cogs in a video games success, besides its story, setting, graphics, and playability is its main protagonists. After all you can&rsqu ...

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Top 5 / Top 10 13 May 2015, 18:53 IST
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One of the vital cogs in a video games success, besides its story, setting, graphics, and playability is its main protagonists. After all you can’t have a successful video game if your main characters are a bunch of bumbling idiots. In all honest after you’ve played  a few hours of the game you find yourself forming an extremely special connection with the protagonists, with the Call of Duty series being a prime example of that fact.

However almost every fact in life has its exceptions, and while there are some protagonist that really leave a lasting impression on you there are others that make you question why they lasted at all. Let’s find out who some of these annoying characters are in this list of the 10 worst video game protagonists of all time.

The Dog (Duck Hunt) 

I thank my lucky stars for not being born at the time this hideous character was created. Not only does he ruthlessly laugh at you when you fail to shoot a duck, but refuses to die when you aim your bullets at him. And to think he was the first video game character many kids who played video games for the first time saw. If I were in their place and found myself getting laughed at by this vicious dog I’d surely wish the Nintendo zapper worked as effectively in real life as it did in the game. Anyhow even after over three decades the Dog still continues his reign as one video game protagonist we love to hate, and will most likely be at the top for years to come.

Baby Mario (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island)

I can’t believe a character who is so incredibly awesome as an adult was so annoying as a kid. One thing’s for sure adding Baby Mario into the Mario world was one of Nintendo’s biggest mistakes. The main thing that ups the annoying factor of Baby Mario is that the second he’s separated from his dinosaur friend Yoshi he wails so loudly that one can safely say that his crying is as effective as Black Canary’s ‘Canary Cry’ or the bawling of Shinzo from Ninja Hattori. Another major annoyance is his tendency to get kidnapped a few seconds after he’s separated.  I’d strongly recommend the mute button for this one.

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