All about Solid Snake myself. Saved the world multiple times, master at wetworks operations, and consummate ladies man. Snake has always been the ultimate badass for me and you can't deny that signature David Hayter voice!
I follow the Giantbomb staff rule of 90 days, in fact I have incorporated into all media I consume. Then again I am a person who will media blackout to avoid spoilers, but the 90 day rule has worked well for me so far. Like they said on the early bombcasts, if you haven't played it in 90 days you don't really care enough about it for it to matter.
I think it really depends on how invested in the Mass Effect universe you are. If you have have been playing the whole series then go with Mass Effect 3. Otherwise it just depends on whether you want sci-fi or fantasy?
Hoo....gotta go through my brain and see. Alright here is my contribution.
Rasputin from Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Kuja from FFIX, Kefka from FFVI, Cid from FFXII, Caius from FFXIII-2, Kain from Shining Force, Joker from the Batman Arkham games, Duke from Tales of Vesperia, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic, Kato from Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series, Revolver Ocelot from the MGS series, Lassic from Phantasy Star, Andrew Ryan from Bioshock, and I think i'll end with Heihachi Mishima from Tekken. There are many more, but this is off the top of my head.