By DrRandle 2 Comments
Behind the LensesBecause I'm still trying to power through some top-notch candidates to uncover my Game of the Year, I've been a bit preoccupied. It's also been a terribly slow couple weeks. I've nothing to rant about! So between my love of video game fashion, and my burning need to post something, I present to you the 5 Most Fashionable Lense-Wearing VG Characters
Number 5: Monty Mole
I have an unnatural fondness for triangular shades. I also think mole's are super adorable. Ergo, out of all of the characters that where triangular shades, I have picked Monty Mole to represent the specific eye-wear, and I doubt it can be argued that he does it well. His tiny, round frame coupled with the sharp edges of the lenses really stand out in contrast against each other. The glasses also do well to reveal his deviant nature; they cover his eyes, they're tinted black, and the sharp edges let the world know that he's dangerous. Which he's really not, but that just makes it all the better.
Number 4: The Medic
Few video game characters are able to rawk the jam-jars, and The Medic makes it look good. Always the professional The Medic has to make sure his bone-saw is clean of blood, his needler is properly maintained, and his glasses aren't crooked. He could have worn any kind of glasses, and in earlier incarnations, he wore a slightly different pair. Clearly, it's about looking like you're the smartest man on the team, and when you look that good, it's not hard.
Number 3: Gordon Freeman
Obviously Valve knows how to design a good pair of spectacles. Gordon Freeman isn't the meat-headed super-star we see headlining most of our First Person Shooters. He's a physicist, and maybe not even the best one. (Certainly, if we could see into the mind of Freeman, we might even find out he's not really that good of a person.) But it can be said that the man has style. Even while fighting against the enslavers of humanity, The Freeman can find time to trim a goatee, keep those side-burns in check, and still have time to shine up his specs. Not even Drew Carey could hope to sport military-issue BC glasses that well. Gordon's a trendsetter, but then we all knew that after everybody else copied the Gravity Gun.
Number 2: Kanji
It was hard, but I had to pick just one character out of Persona who best wore their crime-fighting Lenses of Justice. It came down to Kanji and Chie, and as much as I love Her High-Kicking Highness, I just couldn't say no to the frame-less carbon shades. They say "I'm a bad boy, but also I care way too much about what you think of me, so I make sure these look good." You know he's tough because they're tinted, but perhaps they beguile a tormented soul beneath? It's a good look Kanji, but I still have one question: how would they look when combined with his Marilyn Monroe outfit?
Number 1: Bayonetta
The titular heroine of Bayonetta makes more bold fashion statements than I've ever seen out of a video game character. I mean a skin-tight dress that's actually your hair that comes apart and turns into a giant dragon to crush your enemies? Wait... Did I really just say that? Bold. And when it comes down to it, the one thing that makes those high-heel pistols seem like a good idea, it's the glasses. Those fancy librarian frames with the butterfly motif are both smart, and unique: just like Bayonetta. It's obvious from the first moment she pushes them back in place with her pistol that this bespectacled beauty is at the top of her game when it comes to optical fashions.
Like any Top X List, you've probably thought of a character I'm a complete idiot for leaving off this list, so go ahead, start throwing them around. I love hearing other ideas.
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