#1 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

List your favorite protagonists (and by that, I mean that they have to be playable in a major game) here. Here's mine:

1. Alucard (Symphony of the Night): He had the coolest sprite ever, and had deep-rooted conflict. Hell, he invaded his father's castle to protect those that he would naturally prey upon.
2. The Nerevarine (Morrowind): Being a demigod is always awesome.
3. Gordon Freeman (Half Life series): There's a lot going on around him all the time, yet somehow remains so quiet. What a stoic!

#2 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

Uh, master chief, gordon freeman, ding chavez?

#3 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

1. Guybrush Threepwood
2. Max Payne
3. Agh, Im not sure, Dax, Kratos or Manny Calavera

#4 Posted by Zebadee (491 posts) -
xruntime said:
"Uh, master chief, gordon freeman, ding chavez?"
imo Master Chief is a dull character.
#5 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -
Zebadee said:
"xruntime said:
"Uh, master chief, gordon freeman, ding chavez?"
imo Master Chief is a dull character.
"
Porbably one of the worst actually.

Anyways

1. Tommy Vercetti
2. Gordon Freeman
3. Max Payne
#6 Edited by dankempster (2249 posts) -

1. Cloud Strife
2. Naked Snake (Big Boss)
3. Link

I would've liked to have named about ten characters. These are just the three that came to mind first.

#7 Posted by Clean (2356 posts) -

1. Solid Snake
2. Tidus from Final Fantasy X
3. Sora from Kingdom Hearts series

I know there are tons more but this stand out the most for me. They are all trying to find something

Solid Snake is trying to find out the truth about everything
Tidus is trying to find his way back home
Sora is trying to find his friends

#8 Posted by SmugDarkLoser (4619 posts) -

how does anyone vote for freeman?  He literally has no presence.  You never see him once.  In fact, I dont even think freeman has a model in HL, he's only a cover dude.

#9 Posted by DanCarmichael (220 posts) -

Yeah, how can you call Master chief dull then vote for Gordon Freeman? I guy that doesn't talk AT ALL. I kind of understand where your coming from, he is surrounded by lots of other great characters and you get the impression that if he were to speak you would be awe. But seriously, as just a protagonist he does nothing.

#10 Posted by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

I'm going to have to say all 3 go to Earthworm Jim.  I mean, he rides a giant hamster, whips puppies with his head to get them over large gaps, and says "groovy".  That's like, top 10 protagonists right there.

#11 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -
  1. Solid Snake (surprise surprise).
  2. Cloud
  3. Commander Shepard
Lightning will probably be on here when FFXIII comes out, yeah I'm already in love with her and we've barely seen anything.
#12 Posted by Rowr (5479 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"how does anyone vote for freeman?  He literally has no presence.  You never see him once.  In fact, I dont even think freeman has a model in HL, he's only a cover dude."
I think its due to the player basically being Freeman, hes a blank canvas so everyone projects themselve into him. This is helped by the character being quite alone through the majority of the games i think.

So naturally they rate themselves high as a protaganist.
#13 Posted by DanCarmichael (220 posts) -

Not necessarily my favorite but Frank West from Dead Rising.

#14 Posted by chazer127 (213 posts) -

Hmm...
1) Alucard
2) Solid snake
3) Cloud Strife

#15 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -

Masterchief is just iconic, his personality is pretty dull, that's true. It's like superman or batman - both of them are pretty dull characters, they're just iconic.

#16 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -
SmugDarkLoser said:
"how does anyone vote for freeman?  He literally has no presence.  You never see him once.  In fact, I dont even think freeman has a model in HL, he's only a cover dude."

You know nothing about freeman then.
1. Gordan Freeman.
2. Max Payne.
3. Kane.
#17 Posted by Nude_Dude (1076 posts) -

Cloud, Link, Mario.

#18 Posted by Manks (836 posts) -

Gordon Freeman

Mario
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
#19 Posted by Otacon (2208 posts) -

3rd: Squall FFVIII

2nd: Link
1st: Solid Snake
#20 Posted by JoshA (56 posts) -

1. Cloud Strife
2. Solid Snake
3. Link

#21 Edited by Vaxadrin (2297 posts) -

Cloud, Solid Snake, Link

It's like a Gamefaqs character battle.  Those guys are just generic archetypes.  I want to see some real characters on these lists.  Some Max Payne or some Wander or some dude from CoD4 that rescues a pilot & dies in a nuke.

#22 Posted by pause422 (6172 posts) -

Gordon Freeman is a great character because of so many things, part of it being how he is basically you, but there is plenty more to it. Master Chief is probably one of the worst characters I've ver seen as a main protagonist in a game, to each their own though, all just opinions.

I'd go with Gordon Freeman, Solid Snake, and Revan.

#23 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

Niko Bellic
Gordon Freeman
ummm.....
shit.

#24 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -
Pibo47 said:
"SmugDarkLoser said:
"how does anyone vote for freeman?  He literally has no presence.  You never see him once.  In fact, I dont even think freeman has a model in HL, he's only a cover dude."

You know nothing about freeman then.
1. Gordan Freeman.
2. Max Payne.
3. Kane."
Well it's hard to know something about him if he never talks.

I just picked him cause there's no one else that's interesting. He's just interesting cause you don't know anything about him...
#25 Posted by KillaMaStA (859 posts) -

naked snake is the first but i cant remember any other really good ones

#26 Posted by JoshA (56 posts) -
Vaxadrin said:
"Cloud, Solid Snake, Link

It's like a Gamefaqs character battle.  Those guys are just generic archetypes.  I want to see some real characters on these lists.  Some Max Payne or some Wander or some dude from CoD4 that rescues a pilot & dies in a nuke."

I'm not trying to impress anyone here. I'm just saying who my 3 favorite characters are. If I have to give 3 besides those then I will.

Wander-from SOTC
Sev-from SW: Republic Commando
Cloud Strife-from FF7, yes I picked him twice, that's how effing awesome Cloud is.
#27 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Samus Aran, Gordon Freeman, and Solid Snake.

#28 Posted by Otacon (2208 posts) -

Samus Aran, good choice. a break through in video game characters.

#29 Posted by Teh_Eel (296 posts) -

Krato, Arthas and Naked Snake.

#30 Posted by Absurd (2934 posts) -

No Guybrush threepwood? WHY GUYSZ?

#31 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -

I'm gonna go with Larry Laffer, Ben (from Full Throttle), and Roger Wilco.  Honorable mention goes to Duke Nukem and the lead guy from Shadow Warrior.

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#32 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -
  1. Link
  2. Kratos
  3. Samus


 

#33 Posted by xruntime (1920 posts) -
Major said:
"Final Fantasy sucks."
Way to stick to the topic >_>
#34 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Gordon Freeman, Master Cheif Petty Officer John-117 and Link.

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#35 Posted by elbow (368 posts) -

1. Solid Snake
2. Gordon Freeman
3. Kratos

#36 Posted by Psynapse (1064 posts) -

I don't even need to justify these...

1. Niko Belic 
2. Duke Nukem
3. Halloween Harry

#37 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -
DanCarmichael said:
"Not necessarily my favorite but Frank West from Dead Rising."
This guy is my hero.