Posted by Hailinel (23871 posts) 7 months, 17 days ago

Poll: Male Character of the Generation: Semifinals Group 2 (233 votes)

Nathan Drake (Uncharted: Drake's Fortune) 31%
Francis York Morgan (Deadly Premonition) 43%
John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) 26%

(Hub Thread)

The voting for Male Character of the Generation has entered the semifinals! Three shall enter, only one shall move on. Ties will not advance. In the event of a tie, those involved shall go one-on-one in one last poll before the finals.

This poll shall remain open until 10PM on Saturday, December 7th Pacific time.

#1 Posted by csl316 (8097 posts) -

Oh god, what a round.

Drake. Circa Uncharted 2 he was on top of the gaming world.

#2 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1173 posts) -
Just call him York.

#3 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2310 posts) -

I think York is a legitimately great character, actually. I can't think of a more unusual protagonist in games.

#4 Posted by TobbRobb (4579 posts) -

Hahaha. York, you are the dark knight that will defeat the king. I BELIEVE!

#5 Edited by Encephalon (1240 posts) -

John Marston is a surprisingly well done character, despite also being a Rockstar errand boy protagonist. York is charming in a way that was probably accidental, but even so, credit where it's due. No particular feelings on Drake.

Giving it to Marston.

#6 Edited by ViciousBearMauling (897 posts) -
FBI Special Agent

Francis York Morgan. No question.

#7 Posted by jkz (4002 posts) -

I played through Deadly Premonition before the crew did.

Francis. York. Morgan. To my eyes the most likable main character in a generation with a dearth of them

#8 Posted by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

I vote for the character with the best taste in movies.

#9 Posted by DeadpanCakes (791 posts) -

Glad I'm not the only one who found York to be so incredibly endearing.

You're with me right, Zach?

#10 Edited by dr_mantas (1789 posts) -

YEAH, he might not actually be the best.

But Francis York Morgan is the BEST.

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#11 Edited by erhard (388 posts) -

York is the best character of the generation.

#12 Edited by Gatehouse (579 posts) -

My head says Nathan Drake, the most charming mass-murderer in videogames. But what does he know about Cat People, Ladyhwake or the CBGB? So York it is.

#13 Edited by Flappy (2127 posts) -

I'm just waiting for all these polls to reach their conclusion so someone can mash them all together into a funky monstrosity.

#14 Edited by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

I love me some Nathen Drake. I really do. But the answer has got to be Marsden.

#15 Edited by spankingaddict (2659 posts) -

Giant Bomb polls , I just will never take them seriously anymore .. :P

Nothing is better than good ole Sully and Drake joking while encountering many near death experiences .

#16 Posted by psylah (2162 posts) -
#17 Posted by ADAMWD (564 posts) -

Easiest vote ever. York might be the most all-around interesting character in video games.

#18 Posted by MetalBaofu (1348 posts) -

The apparent love of York and Deadly Premonition boggles my mind. The fact he was in this at all, much less got this far, is ridiculous to me. It's just one of those things I will never be able to understand.

#19 Posted by SharkEthic (1004 posts) -

THE PEOPLE OF GIANTBOMB! THIS WILL NOT STAND! I'VE HAD IT JUST ABOUT UP TO MY ASSHOLE WITH YOUR BULLSHIT! VOTE JOHN MARSTON! FUCKING NOW!

#20 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5332 posts) -

York is a legend.

#21 Edited by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

You guys are all insane for not picking John Marston. INSANE

#22 Posted by hermes (1366 posts) -

Great... Awesome... Great... Amazing... Great...

#23 Posted by dabe (299 posts) -

Headshot.

#24 Posted by MOAB (374 posts) -
#25 Edited by Video_Game_King (35988 posts) -

There's some symbolism in how the poll results are flipping me off.

#26 Edited by Castiel (2528 posts) -

Well knowing the GB community I can't really say I'm too surprised by the result. York is a fun character though and I'm playing through Red Dead again and while I love most of it, it also stands out that John Marston is an errand boy.

For me it's Nathan Drake. I loved the first two Uncharted games, especially 2, and Drake is such a great main character cause he manages to be both charismatic and fun. That is something a lot of studios try to do: the fun and charismatic lead character but in my opinion Naughty Dog is the only studio that really nailed it. Also Nolan North. I love his silky smooth dreamy voice... oh sorry did I say that out loud?

#27 Posted by Jeust (10473 posts) -

THE PEOPLE OF GIANTBOMB! THIS WILL NOT STAND! I'VE HAD IT JUST ABOUT UP TO MY ASSHOLE WITH YOUR BULLSHIT! VOTE JOHN MARSTON! FUCKING NOW!

That sounds erotic... ahah

#28 Edited by jimmyfenix (3829 posts) -

My brain says Marston but my Heart says York.

#29 Posted by Hailinel (23871 posts) -

Francis York Morgan advances to the finals with 44% of the vote!

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#30 Posted by bluefish (428 posts) -

Drake.