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Posted by Hailinel (24846 posts) 9 months, 27 days ago

Poll: Male Character of the Generation: Round 1, Group 2 (251 votes)

Joel (The Last of Us) 35%
Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls) 4%
Bang Shishigami (BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger) 1%
Black Baron/Blacker Baron (Madworld/Anarchy Reigns) 0%
Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line) 6%
Kenny (The Walking Dead: Season 1) 6%
Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles) 2%
Sissel (Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective) 7%
Vincent Brooks (Catherine) 6%
Neku Sakuraba (The World Ends With You) 1%
Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy XIII-2) 1%
Oliver (Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch) 2%
Eddie Riggs (Brutal Legend) 7%
Gabriel Belmont (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow) 2%
Varric (Dragon Age II) 5%
Grimoire Weiss (Nier) 4%
Atlas (BioShock) 12%

(Hub Thread)

Well, this should be interesting. I imagine Joel will get a lot of votes, but who else?

Voting closes on November 26th at 9PM Pacific Time.

#1 Edited by csl316 (8693 posts) -

Gabriel Belmont, he had a heck of an arc (especially if you see the mental state he's in during the DLC).

#2 Posted by Pr1mus (3916 posts) -

Joel, by far.

#3 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5490 posts) -

Walker is a better character than Joel, but Joel might be number 3 behind him and York. Yay stacked group.


#4 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5065 posts) -


#5 Edited by TheHT (11292 posts) -

Voted Walker, but I've heard good things about Joel. Geez, it's kinda crazy how the Spec Ops game turned out.

#6 Posted by Aegon (5643 posts) -

Go Sissel!

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

#8 Posted by BisonHero (6533 posts) -

I feel like I have basically become a martyr for Ghost Trick at this point. That game may have my favourite cast of characters of this whole generation, but I recognize that I'm probably just throwing my vote away every time I vote for a Ghost Trick character.

Though man, I'm lucky Persona 4 isn't in this gen, because if you had to pit those characters against Ghost Trick's characters, I might just die.

#9 Edited by ESREVER (2692 posts) -

Grimoire Weiss all the way.

#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -


He's got life figured out.

#11 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

Actually, I voted for Vincent. Fuck you, Joel.

#12 Posted by BeachThunder (11950 posts) -

You know, it's probably best if you don't try to influence the vote of your own poll. Just saying.

#13 Posted by Hailinel (24846 posts) -

You know, it's probably best if you don't try to influence the vote of your own poll. Just saying.

I'm just commenting. Not trying to influence anything.

#14 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

Atlas takes the cake, sorry Nek- I mean... me, I'm sorry me.

#15 Edited by ImmortalSaiyan (4679 posts) -


He's got life figured out.

I did not like that game, but this screenshot makes up for it.

#16 Posted by DeadpanCakes (911 posts) -

I did not like that game, but this screenshot makes up for it.

Haha, this is exactly what I thought.

#17 Edited by ReTarDedFisHy (1065 posts) -

Joel too handsome and manly

#18 Posted by Brendan (7811 posts) -

"The Monado! Monado Monado Monado Monado!" Still like ya Shulk.

#19 Posted by Demoskinos (14841 posts) -

Caius is the best goddamn antagonist a Final Fantasy game has had in years. Boo on more people not voting for him. Then again I guess that is because so few people bothered to play XIII-2 which is also a shame because it is also amazing!

#20 Edited by jakob187 (21674 posts) -

Where is Captain Price on that list?

Nothing beats that mustache. Literally nothing.

*EDIT* Nevermind. He's in group 8.

#21 Posted by MEATBALL (3244 posts) -

Grimoire Weiss

#22 Posted by audioBusting (1550 posts) -

Voting Sissel for the crazy-ass twist at the end of the game. Probably the first character of his kind in a video game ever.

#23 Posted by Emoney244 (161 posts) -

Grimoire Weiss.

#24 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2220 posts) -

Joel for making me feel all kinds of emotions towards him as a person and what he goes through.

#25 Posted by Hunter5024 (5688 posts) -

It's kind of hard to argue with Joel or Walker. I think Grimoire Weiss is awesome though, so I voted for him anyways.

#26 Edited by BisonHero (6533 posts) -

@toowalrus said:

I literally asked myself that question when I saw this poll. Then I remembered "Oh yeah, I guess that was the name of a character in BioShock". Sorry, but the only two characters of note from BioShock are Andrew Ryan and Sander Cohen.

#27 Posted by Abendlaender (2806 posts) -

He obviously has no chance but Martin Walker is, in my opinion, by far the best character of this generation. His decent into madness was just....stunning

#28 Posted by LackingSaint (1816 posts) -

If i'd known how well Joel was doing in the polls, i'd have voted for Walker instead. Joel is the better character, but Walker is just superb. Really sad to see these two face off in round one, they're probably the top two characters of the gen.

#29 Posted by TobbRobb (4653 posts) -

I have to choose between Weiss and VIncent? :C

Sorry Vinboy, that book is just too awesome.

#30 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Sorry, Gwyn. Walker is even more deranged than you are.

#31 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@hailinel Is Grayson Hunt (of Bulletstorm) or Captain Price (of you-already-know) on any of these?

#32 Posted by Hailinel (24846 posts) -
#33 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5490 posts) -

RIP Walker, almost certainly the best vocal performance of the generation. I foolishly thought this poll wouldn't degrade into "how many people played this game" but it is a poll after all. Maybe York can beat the fanboy games.

#34 Edited by Hailinel (24846 posts) -

Congratulations to Joel, Sissel, and Atlus, who move on to round two!

#35 Edited by D_Bones (365 posts) -

Bummer........Varric was THE character in DA2 :(