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#1 Edited by DarthOrange (3932 posts) -

I think that Sean Brawn from LittleBigPlanet Vita is the best new character of 2012.  

He is brave, strong and just plain awesome. I mean look as him! He has a mustache and a pipe! And his voice acting is just beautiful! He is also never afraid to jump into action, no matter the odds! I would love an "Adventures of Sean Brawn" spin-off game that is just him defeating bad guys with his own brand of poetic justice!

Who do you think is the best new character of 2012?

#2 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2030 posts) -

Labrys. Best backstory in fighting game I've experienced.

EDIT: Clementine is also among the strongest, well-developed characters I've seen and I think I'd really appreciate Vaas once I get my hands on Far Cry 3, but for now I still stand behind Labrys. (This edit was also an excuse to add better official art for her.)

#3 Edited by MentalDisruption (1693 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

Labrys. Best backstory in fighting game I've experienced.

I agree with this.

#4 Posted by Demoskinos (15370 posts) -

Still one of my favorites of the year was Caius Ballad from FFXIII-2

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6575 posts) -

I'm probably going to get some grief about this, but right now, I think Handsome Jack is probably my favorite of the year.

#6 Posted by Richardpie (15 posts) -

Vaas, his performance and motion capture is even probably on par or superior from the stuff you see in the Uncharted titles.

#7 Posted by jewunit (1066 posts) -

Bren Turner is my pick. No one else is so excited about everything around him. He especially loves hamburgers.

P.S.- That face in the corner looks exactly the same even if he is drinking something. I love you so much, E.X. Troopers.

#8 Posted by DystopiaX (5369 posts) -

@Richardpie said:

Vaas, his performance and motion capture is even probably on par or superior from the stuff you see in the Uncharted titles.

Came here to say Vaas.

#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -


#10 Posted by impartialgecko (1694 posts) -

Haytham. I know people are down on AC3 but I was loving every moment he was onscreen. I wish the whole game had been about him.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@EquitasInvictus said:

Labrys. Best backstory in fighting game I've experienced.

This is the correct answer.

#12 Posted by Animasta (14753 posts) -

It's either Caius, Labrys, or Big Bo.

#13 Posted by Zippedbinders (1053 posts) -

Uhh ... Fidgit? I actually liked James Vega in ME3, him and Jack are the only interesting human squaddies in that series.

Overall this year kind of blows for new characters, at least compared to last year. Groose stole the show, let alone the entire cast of Ghost Trick.

#14 Posted by Cowmeat (142 posts) -

Clementine or Caius.

#15 Posted by MegaLombax (445 posts) -

I'm gonna say Vaas. Superb voice acting, crazy to the core.

#16 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6318 posts) -
#17 Posted by MEATBALL (3718 posts) -

Man, there have been some pretty great new characters this year.

#18 Posted by Levio (1786 posts) -

Jondar. When you find out his vision was clouded by the coven's evil magic, you wonder if his betrayal can be forgiven, but then the templar slays him before you have a chance to decide.

#19 Posted by mordukai (7228 posts) -

My vote goes to this guy.

#20 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1837 posts) -

Clem or Vaas ... and while it's probably unpopular I really liked Handsom Jack.

#21 Edited by kerse (2127 posts) -

Labrys is my pick for sure, and I despised her at first. Didn't play walking dead yet but I'm sure Clementine would be way up there from what I've heard. I really like Vaas, but he's kinda not around enough to really be up there. Now if it was a best voice actor of the year category? Whoever did Vaas is the best this year.

#22 Posted by Ghostiet (5504 posts) -

@kerse said:

Whoever did Vaas is the best this year.

Michael Mando. Too bad his character is so underused, because Mando poured his fucking heart into it. He even appeared in-character as Vaas in live action commercials for the game.

#23 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (497 posts) -



#24 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Vaas Montenegro for sure.

Excuse me, for shizzle.

#25 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

My darling Clementine.

#26 Posted by TobbRobb (4917 posts) -

If I ever get around to Binary Domain or Sleepy Dawgs, I'm sure they contain someone I would really like. But as for the ones I can actually comment on from experience, I'd say my bro "Pissed the fuck off" Asura.

#27 Posted by aznjon12 (189 posts) -

Labrys is pretty much the only real answer but Miley Verisse is a real close 2nd place.

#28 Posted by beeftothetaco (426 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish said:

Also, Vaas.

#29 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2336 posts) -

Wei Shen from Sleeping Dogs, Vaas from Far Cry 3 and Clementine from The Walking Dead.

#30 Edited by Nadril (554 posts) -

Vaas. Honestly a lot of the characters in Far cry 3 were really done well in my opinion. It's too bad Vaas didn't have as many moments in the game as I would have liked, but I also think it made each encounter with him something special.

I actually thought Buck was a well done character as well in Far Cry 3, even if he

turned out to be a super creepy rapist guy.
#31 Posted by Ares42 (2845 posts) -

Tiny Tina! ... or not

#32 Posted by Levius (1267 posts) -

Captain Martin Walker is my best character of the year. His character goes beyond a few smart lines, and is one of the main pillars of the plot. Runners up are Cain (even though he is woefully underused in the finale), The Radioman from Spec Ops the line and Old Salty Crab from Sleepy Dawgs.

#33 Posted by Seroth (730 posts) -

Haytham Kenway from Assassin's Creed 3, easy.

#34 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

Surprised no one has said Big Bo yet. For me I would have to go with Clementine. She was just so well written and voiced acted that I grew real attached to her in my play through of The Walking Dead.

#35 Posted by Daiphyer (1371 posts) -

Correct answer? Pork Bun Guy.

#36 Posted by Giantstalker (1794 posts) -

It's Vaas.

He gets you every time, man.

#37 Posted by Revan_NL (347 posts) -

Clementine or Lee

#38 Posted by JoeyRavn (5000 posts) -
#39 Posted by Christoffer (1973 posts) -

Even if The Secret World wasn't all that from a gameplay perspective, I quite liked a lot of the characters. Sadly, most of them only have small parts. I don't know if that's a detriment to their chances of being nominated. If not, I'd say Jack Boone (voice acted by Steve Blum).

#40 Posted by PolygonSlayer (434 posts) -

Clem gets my vote. :)

#41 Posted by forkboy (1222 posts) -

I'll say that Clementine wins this pretty much hands down, but also that I had a fondness for Kenny in my experience of The Walking Dead.

And I'll second the honourable mention of Haytham in Assassins Creed 3, he was an interesting chap. Nice to see the Templars from a different perspective to just EVIL.

And from Sleeping Dogs, I really liked Mrs Chu.

#42 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Vaas is the best villain since Joker in Dark Knight to me, if Ubisoft ever make a Far Cry movie he should be the villain no doubt looks just like Vaas in real life.

#43 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Vaas Montenegro. 
Michael Mandos performance capture-acting-work-stuff-thing-whatever and voice acting is so great and he's a well written character too. 

#44 Posted by cheapandtacky (131 posts) -

How have I read 3 pages without seeing someone mention Big Bo?

#45 Posted by csl316 (10033 posts) -

Asura and his rage.

#46 Edited by Barrock (3563 posts) -

The Pomeranian. Nothing beats it.

PS3 box art (cropped)
#47 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -


#48 Posted by GunstarRed (5580 posts) -

Vaas from Far Cry, Cain form Binary Domain, Nick from Lollipop Chainsaw and Face McShooty.

#49 Posted by RedCream (694 posts) -

Lee or Clementine or Mrs. Chu

#50 Posted by Vexxan (4619 posts) -

I vote Clementine.