Favorite RPG Characters

From the star, to the random bum on the streets, all my favorite RPG characters I can find/think of/happen to see on here will be added.

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  • A smart-mouthed scoundrel with a darker past then he wants to admit. Atton faces his past and overcomes it, becoming a Jedi Knight. He is a deep character with a lot of emotion and drive. Overall, he is my favorite character from either Knights of the Old Republic games.

  • Possibly my favorite Mass Effect character, though Garrus comes pretty close. She's smart, funny, and capable and is one of the more endearing characters in gaming.

  • Transforming from a cowardly flute player into a legitimate hero, Capell is one of the best.

  • How can you not love Garrus? I mean, come one. He's definitely one of the coolest gaming characters out there.

  • The self-professed "leading man" of Final Fantasy 12, Balthier was my favorite character in said game.

  • A Sith assassin who attacks you early in the game and then joins your party, eventually becoming a Jedi. Visas was a little weird at first, but in the end she became one of my favorites.

  • I thought Yuna was a little bland when I started playing Final Fantasy X, but as the story progressed her quirky and awesome personality came through. Her summoning abilities were really cool, as well.

  • Lightning is my favorite lead character in a Final Fantasy game, and possibly my favorite female lead in any game period. It was nice to see the tough-as-nails soldier role fulfilled by a woman, and even cooler when you see walls drop down and get to know her character and past. It made her seem so much more human and real, which is of course the ultimate goal when developing a character. She's one BA chica.

  • He was really about the opposite of what I expected "The Assassin" to be like. He's a deep character with a lot of emotion, although he hides it. Probably my third favorite Mass Effect character, behind Garrus and Tali.

  • Snow plays off like the easy-going guy that doesn't let anything get to him, and like Lightning, it was cool seeing the facade come down and get to know his character. Plus, he can take out tanks with his bare hands. Snow's a beast.

  • Bastila is my favorite character from Knights of the Old Republic 1. I love messing with her when she's trying to be serious, and then laughing at her annoyed reactions.

  • The real main character of Final Fantasy 12, despite the fact that you play as Vaan, and one of my favorite Final Fantasy protagonists.

  • Wakka is one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters. He's a funny, effective, and believable character with probably the most memorable hair style to be found in the genre.

  • Alistair's a believably human character with an interesting past and a funny sense of humor.

  • Leliana has a lot to her, and it was interesting to learn about her past and her motivations. I always love Bioware's characters. They go the extra mile to make them human, and it shows.

  • Upon first seeing the bird chilling in his Afro, I thought something along the lines of "Wow, really? What happened to Final Fantasy?" but Sazh turned out to be really cool. I liked learning about his past, and his sense of humor is pretty great most of the time. Still not to crazy about the Afro-dwelling chocobo chick, though.

  • A bit snobby, but endearing at the same time. Silk Fox was my favorite party member to bring along in the too often overlooked Bioware RPG Jade Empire.

  • Aya is a dynamic and cool character with a lot of personality, and one of the more effective fighters with the combination of archery and healing magic.

  • My favorite character from Gladius. Eiji combined the archer and amazon classes to devastating effect in battle. Also, she had the best sense of humor out of the party. And her accent's cute. XD

  • One of the most believable characters in KOTOR, and one of my favorites. He was a little annoying at first, with all his mistrust and questions, but I guess he was sort of right to be worried, right?

  • Tullius was probably my favorite character in Skyrim. He is a competent and level-headed commander who is pretty much the only thing standing between the Empire and complete annihilation. He's a pretty dynamic character, gaining a respect for his enemies as the war goes on.

  • Awesome bounty hunter girl with an interesting past. One of my favorites from the Knights of the Old Republic series.

  • Jolee is an awesome old Jedi that brings both wisdom and humor to the party.

  • I wasn't very impressed with his game, but I did love Sundeep. He was easily the coolest thing about the Legend of Alon D'ar. Meeting him on the rode earlier in the game I remember liking him and then later I was happy to see he joined as a party member. He should some interesting character development and had the most interesting backstory and personality (in my opinion) of the party.

  • For some reason, I never used to like Valens, but on my last play through of Gladius I used the main cast more and grew to like the character.

  • One of my favorite NPC's in Knights of the Old Republic. I liked his voice actor a lot and thought he was well-portrayed. I also like the option of convincing him to turn away from the dark side.

  • Yuthura was one of the more memorable characters from the first Knights of the Old Republic. I liked the option to befriend her and convince her to leave the Dark Side, and I thought it would be cool if she returned as a party member, but unfortunately not. Ah, well.

  • Agandaûr made a really cool villain in War in the North, in my opinion. He has an intricate and interesting design and a lot of cool powers and plays the role of an epic LOTR villain well enough to place him alongside the likes of Saruman, in my opinion.

  • The narrator of Final Fantasy XII and epic commander of the resistance armies. He's quite awesome, and he just might have the coolest accent. Ever.

  • Master Li is one of the more memorable characters in gaming, as anyone who has played Jade Empire would know.

  • Didn't give him a chance on my first play through, but when I came back through for a second time I decided to bring him out into my main party. He's a lot weaker than Edward (whom I replaced with him), but his special attacks are cooler.

  • Canderous is great. Sometimes he's a bit of a jerk, but more often than not he's pretty hilarious and he packs a serious punch in a fight.

  • Rocking ninja chick. You can never have enough of 'em. This particular rocking ninja chick is from Infinite Undiscovery.

  • She's a little creepy and morbid, but still an undeniably cool character.

  • She brought a lot of life to Dungeon Siege III, in my opinion. Her gun attacks were really awesome and definitely shook up to hack-n'-slash expeience a bit. I also liked her storyline, magical abilities, and her accent. XD Her good looks probably don't work against her either.

  • One of my favorites from Final Fantasy XII.

  • Early on, she was pretty fun to play as, but played to much of a supporting role for me to enjoy her too much, so I switched to Eradan. I switched back to her later at a higher level and found that her higher-level magic attacks are beyond awesome. It is gratifying to be able to blow up a group of powerful enemies with one blast.

  • After her quiet and somewhat reserved display when you first encounter her, I was a bit surprised when she returned all goofy and energetic. But she's funny and cool, and she can steal things and throw bombs at people.

  • I found her sort of annoying at first, but as the game progressed her awkward personality became less irritating and more endearing and cute. She's a pretty cool character with a big secret even she wants to forget.

  • Darth Sion is one of the more interesting Sith designs I've seen, and has a pretty interesting backstory too.

  • A very strange, but interesting character in KOTOR 2.

  • Hope had the look of the "obnoxious kid" that's added to seemingly every JRPG with no real purpose when I first saw him, but he's actually pretty cool. I like how Final Fantasy XIII forces you to switch around and play as the entire party and see things from their perspective, otherwise I probably wouldn't have given Hope a chance.

  • Sundeep's buddy, and the only other character I really liked from the Legend of Alon D'ar.

  • Eradan was who I spent most of my time with War in the North playing as and he was very fun to use, combining close and far range attacks to great effect.

  • The Handmaiden was a pretty interesting character. It was cool learning Echani abilities from her, and training her to be a Jedi in turn.

  • Like Vivec, Almalexia, and Sotha Sil, Dagoth Ur used the Heart of Lorkhan to attain unbelievable power. Unlike them, however, he decided that he would use his power to destroy the empire to avenge the defeat of his people. He makes a pretty cool main villain, managing to be creepy and foreign and yet with a real, human personality driving him.

  • Seemed a little generic at first glance, but turned out to be rather awesome.

  • How can you not like Beleram? It was cool to see a great eagle take such a major role in the game.

  • Reinhart is a great character. I played as Katarina, but I loved Reinhart's character when I encountered him in-game. If I ever play through Dungeon Siege III again, I'll be sure to try out Reinhart here.

  • I don't know why a lot of people regard him as useless or bland, I thought Kimahri kicked arse. And lancet was a lot of fun.

  • My favorite character in Shining Force 2. When this beastly wolf man came out, rocking an epic hat and beating all of my enemies to death with his bare hands, I pretty much decided he was the coolest character around. When it comes to dishing out extreme damage, while taking relatively little himself, Gerhalt comes out on top.

  • Auron isn't as awesome as a lot of people say he is. But he's still one of the coolest characters in gaming.

  • She was pretty hilarious, and I made her into a pretty good battle mage with a bit of work. my personal favorite class.

  • Relatively minor, but awesome.

  • A really unique character with a lot of interesting abilities.

  • Vossler was one of my favorite non-playable characters in Final Fantasy XII.

  • Her name makes me laugh, and her goth-like design repelled me from the character at first, but she ended up one of my favorites in Final Fantasy X.

  • I never would have been able to beat Shining Force without Guntz. He's a tank. Pretty much literally.

  • Vayne made a pretty good villain in Final Fantasy XII. The more intelligent, manipulative sort of villain that makes a memorable experience.

  • Death's Hand at first appeared to be a shallow character that was just "the evil armored guy", but he actually has a lot to him.

  • Awesome wolfman from the original Shining Force.

  • Another character I started out heavily disliking, but ended up being a favorite.

  • A pretty likable character, his light-hearted sense of humor brought a lot to Last Remnant.

  • I loved Mission's interactions with Carth, Zalabar, and Bastila. And exploiting a glitch in the level up system to turn her into a Jedi.

  • This thief is out for revenge, and nothing-not even an army of assassins and golems-will stand in his way.

  • One of the coolest characters from the fantastic RPG, Infinite Undiscovery.

  • A little minor, true, but Caedmon is one of my favorites in the Last Remnant.

  • I always thought Duke Dren was awesome.

  • For an arrogant backstabber, Vivec's alright. XD He does redeem himself by helping you defeat Dagoth Ur, knowing that it would mean giving up his power to do so.

  • Not really sure why Jiub is so awesome. He just is.

  • M'aiq knows much, tells some. M'aiq knows many things others do not.

  • I love this guy. The seemingly mad inventor with some very crazy schemes. Probably my favorite Cid, though Cid Raines (FF XIII) is also a favorite.

  • A fearsome gladiator and legionnaire who helps out a lot in battle. He comes off as a bit of a jerk... And he is. But he's still a pretty cool character.

  • Malak fulfilled his role quite well. He was a memorable villain, and I love his dying monologue. It's epic.

  • True, you never get to see the poor guy when he's alive. Hearing and reading about what he was like in life, though, Sotha Sil became one of my favorite characters in Morrowind. He was the one who discovered how to use the Heart of Lorkhan to ascend to near-godhood. It was pretty messed up how he, Vivec, and Almalexia backstabbed Nerevar like that, but it was one of the more interestig events to read about at the same time. He certainly played is part in the shaping of the Elder Scrolls story.

  • I thought it was interesting how she and Sotha Sil were able to defeat Mehrunes Dagon and banish him single-handedly, when that's what it takes the entire Oblivion story line, and the intervention of on of the Imperial's gods, to do.

  • Barbarian prince of Nordagh, one of my favorite characters from the little known tactical RPG, Gladius.

  • I liked Farin's character more than I actually liked playing as him. He's good, but a bit too much of a brute for me to enjoy playing as him too much.

  • It was cool to see the Shadow Warrior on the path of light on his quest for redemption.

  • Jager is a jerk with a heart of gold. XD One of my favorites from Last Remnant.

  • One of my favorite side characters from FF XIII.

  • Cool character with sideburns that inspire both fear and awe in all who behold them.

  • Sagacious was a little cold, but he was still a cool character.