Least likeable lead in a game?

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#1 Posted by Cereal_Killa (54 posts) -

Finally got round to playing through Killzone 2 and is it just me or is Rico one of the most irritating characters in gaming? All he ever seems to do is shout fuck for no reason, or run in head first screwing everything up. Was this on purpose?, is the only character in all 3 games meant to be deeply flawed or is it  a case of incredibly poor writing?

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#2 Posted by Jaxley (75 posts) -

I always thought Kane and Lynch were massive raging thundercunts.

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#3 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2748 posts) -

Rico is an annoying piece of shit, and if I get to put a bullet in his head in KZ3, I will declare Guerrilla as the best developer of 2011.

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#4 Posted by Cereal_Killa (54 posts) -
@BulletproofMonk: I've actually stopped with the single player, I dislike him that much I cant finish it. He just beat the shit out of a trooper for no good reason and I was out.
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#5 Edited by Chris2KLee (2402 posts) -

Rico sucks pretty hard. It's obvious Guerilla thought they were making a total badass, what someone on their team thought was a real tough guy. But he comes across as overly crass and whiny. I say kill his ass in the first act of KZ3 and be done with it. Or just have your character run across his bosy at some point.

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#6 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

I simply cannot stand Nathan Drake, Master Cheif (part of the reason why I love Reach so much), and Norman Jayden from Heavy Rain.

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#7 Posted by ShadowKnight508 (780 posts) -

Hmm...Nero from Devil May Cry 4 really got on my nerves for some reason....could never think why xD

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#8 Posted by CaptainObvious (2993 posts) -

De Scorpio, no?

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#9 Posted by FirePrince (1793 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
"De Scorpio, no? "

REAAAAAPERZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. 
That's even worse.Or better.I can't figure it out.
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#10 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3506 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Country 3
Fucking Kiddy Kong!
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#11 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -
@mylifeforAiur said:
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Donkey Kong Country 3
Donkey Kong Country 3
Fucking Kiddy Kong! "
How can you hate that face!? 
 
And I hope the training mission in KZ3 is just stabbing and shooting Rico to death while he swings from a noose. He disobeyed his commanding officer and has committed horrible acts, douchery not even factoring in here. He's loud, annoying, dumb, useless, and even the damn character model is fucked up. Look at his eyes! Each one is on a different plane on his head!
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#12 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3506 posts) -
@FunExplosions: Look at Dixie in that picture. She's clearly sick of Kiddy Kong and is going to stab him when he's not looking >_>
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#13 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -

Yea, he was a giant pain in the ass. My wish is that you get to shoot him in the first 5 mins of KZ3...

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#14 Posted by JoyfullOFrockets (1206 posts) -

Nero was a massive vagina. Miranda is a fu%#ing bitch. Many others exist who have pissed me off but can't recall right now.

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#15 Posted by owl_of_minerva (1485 posts) -

Kill that fuck, dev team, it's long past time.

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#16 Posted by Bones8677 (3492 posts) -

Kratos is pretty unlikable. >_>

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#17 Posted by Cereal_Killa (54 posts) -
@Bones8677: I'll second that one actually at least in two and three.
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#18 Edited by MetalGearGeorge (217 posts) -

I freaking hate nero and dante from the DMC series. I can't fucking believe that people actually like those posers! Don't get me wrong the games rock but the characters suck.

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#19 Posted by Skald (4430 posts) -

To me, Kratos is much worse.

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#20 Posted by Berserker976 (558 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" I simply cannot stand Nathan Drake, Master Cheif (part of the reason why I love Reach so much), and Norman Jayden from Heavy Rain. "
Hmmm, you really cannot stand Master Chief? He only says a few lines in each game, and the rest of the time he's just sort of bland, I can get not thinking he's a good character, but not being able to stand him? That's just strange. 
 
...and Nathan Drake? What exactly is there to dislike? A world where Nathan Drake annoys me is a world I certainly do not want to live in :(
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#21 Posted by warxsnake (2720 posts) -

Kratos is a whiny bitch, I guess that's why he appeals to most teenagers. 
 
Also I can't stand 90% of the characters involved in Japanese games.

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#22 Posted by swamplord666 (1816 posts) -

rico is supposed to be a loose canon but regardless, there are MUCH more likeable loose canons in videogame history.

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#23 Posted by NuclearKnight (37 posts) -

Frank West. Frank always freaks out when a psychopath does something crazy. you would think after about a day or to there he would get used to it but nooooo... also drop the fucking camera Frank! there are more important things than snapping a picture up Jessica's skirt and then saying "FANTASTIC!"
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#24 Edited by Raymayne (1230 posts) -
@Berserker976 said:

...and Nathan Drake? What exactly is there to dislike? A world where Nathan Drake annoys me is a world I certainly do not want to live in :( "

Maybe the endless hokey cliché one-liners, flat sense of humour, and grating, ubiquitous Nolan North voice. I could write a whole god damn script for Drake in a new Uncharted game just by coming up with a dozen synonyms of the phrase "Oh boy, that's not good!" and some sarcastic readings of "Oh, another temple, great!", and yet people somehow fall for it and call it 'charming'. 
 
OT: Nathan Drake, Commander Shepard, Carl Johnson, Zidane Tribal, and quite a lot of others I can't really be bothered to write down. Not trying to be too negative though, there are some fantastic leads out there.
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#25 Posted by Chontamenti (157 posts) -

Nathan Drake has pure luck, and only the profit spurs him on!  

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#26 Posted by owen99 (64 posts) -

Kratos angriness got annoying after the 1st game and he just became an angry dickhead, also cant stand master chief. Either make him speak more or keep him completely silent ala Gordon freeman from half life. Having him be so quiet all the time and so tame pisses me off for some reason

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#27 Posted by sheira (148 posts) -
@Jaxley said:
" I always thought Kane and Lynch were massive raging thundercunts. "
Kane and Lync are IMO the most refreshing characters in recent gaming history.  
 
The thing is, most of "action" characters are pretty much stereotype (handsome, bodybuilder-type, smart and witty). 
 
I'd say the Black Ops dude was quite annoying.
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#28 Posted by Ventilaator (1569 posts) -

Dante in Devil May Cry 3, not in other DMC games, just 3.
Kratos post-God of War 1

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#29 Posted by Chocobodude3 (1338 posts) -

Kratos destroyed the whole world in God of War 3

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#30 Posted by benjaebe (2871 posts) -

No, Rico is definitely at the top of my list for characters I completely hated. I don't know if that was their intention, but goddammit I just wanted that dude to die.

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#31 Posted by GlenTennis (3273 posts) -

I really couldn't stand Bayonetta. She was smug through the whole game and ended the same exact person/angel thing as she started.

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#32 Posted by project343 (2895 posts) -

Samus in Metroid: Other M. Man, I HATE the filth that lives in the suit that I control. To the point that I just want the suit--without the human.

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#33 Posted by Berserker976 (558 posts) -
@Raymayne: Hey, settle down now, there's no need for that kind of negativity. We're all gamers here and expressing how emphatically you dislike something that many people enjoy helps no one, I think that has been proven many times over. 
 
I like to think Giant Bomb is for the most part pretty accepting of opinions (I can dream) so it sort of bugs me when people throw up these relatively pointless and inflammatory digs against things seemingly just because other people like them. That's not to say you aren't entitled to dislike a popular character, but it's the derogatory manner in which you expressed your opinion I find the most objectionable.
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#34 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

Kratos. Absolutely nothing about him appeals to me. Ruined an otherwise decent action game with his whiny bitching.  
 
Also 85% of the cast of Final Fantasy XIII

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#35 Posted by Bobby_The_Great (1136 posts) -
@Bones8677:
Agree, he's totally unrelatable.  
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#36 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -

  

  

"I'm not trying to kill anyone!"
"Kill these 400 people for me."
"Ok sure.  ...Why does everything bad happen to me!??"
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#37 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" To me, Kratos is much worse. "
This.  I can't understand why anyone thinks his constant, unquenchable and incredibly immature rage makes him likable in any sense.
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#38 Posted by metalmoog (971 posts) -

Rico was very annoying because of his lack of A.I. He was as useless as tits on a board. I don't mind that he was angry and had a thirst for violence though. It was Killzone after all, he's a soldier fighting a war on enemy turf. I'm too young to know for certain, but if Oliver Stone's films have taught me anything, the troops in Vietnam were just as angry and shouted fuck just as much, if not more than Rico!

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#39 Posted by ProfessorEss (7957 posts) -

There are just too many horribly written characters in video games for me to put my finger on just one.

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#40 Posted by HandsomeDead (11853 posts) -
@Jaxley said:
" I always thought Kane and Lynch were massive raging thundercunts. "
Why would you say that?
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#41 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -

Agreed with everything said in this thread.

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#42 Edited by xyzygy (10595 posts) -
@Berserker976: I can understand what you're saying about Master Chief but I still cringe whenever he opens his mouth. I can't stand dialog between him and Cortana. I know he doesn't speak that often but I wish he never did speak. And I don't know, I think what Bungie did with him kind of makes him a ridiculously over the top character. 
 
As for Nathan Drake, his dumb comments and damn bickering all the time really grind on me. I think it actually might just be Nolan North though - I did not really enjoy him in anything I've ever played from him. I don't like Desmond Miles, Vashyron, The Prince (loved his character but not the voice acting). 
 
The only character that I liked him play as was Steven Heck from Alpha Protocol, but that was mostly because Obsidian made such a great character in Heck. But then again, all the voicing in that game was stellar... 
 
Crap! I forgot to express my hate for Kratos as well after seeing it already posted.
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#43 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (459 posts) -

I really hated Altair from Assassin's Creed. Look, I get it. You're really good at killing people. But do you have to be such a fucking dick about it?

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#44 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" @Berserker976 said:

...and Nathan Drake? What exactly is there to dislike? A world where Nathan Drake annoys me is a world I certainly do not want to live in :( "

Maybe the endless hokey cliché one-liners, flat sense of humour, and grating, ubiquitous Nolan North voice. I could write a whole god damn script for Drake in a new Uncharted game just by coming up with a dozen synonyms of the phrase "Oh boy, that's not good!" and some sarcastic readings of "Oh, another temple, great!", and yet people somehow fall for it and call it 'charming'.  OT: Nathan Drake, Commander Shepard, Carl Johnson, Zidane Tribal, and quite a lot of others I can't really be bothered to write down. Not trying to be too negative though, there are some fantastic leads out there. "
Wow you summed up perfectly how I feel about Drake.
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#45 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

I dont hate Rico , I understand why he so pissed off , Im of the few who played the first Killzone , so perhaps people dont understand him? I would like to know if you have played the first game , so you would know more about him , or maybe Im just a very forgiving person when it come to videogame characters , tho I hate Nathan Drake too , actually I hate the "Im so funny that I make jokes all the time" type of characters ie Joker , Carth , Nathan Drake , Alister son on so forth

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#46 Posted by bybeach (5670 posts) -

Rico would fuck up Kratos, especially if they were on the same side. 
 
One thing about Rico, I'm playing KZ2 again, and like last time it seemed to me, he gets worse as the game goes on. His men keep giving him shit. Between loss of respect and his world falling about(that one guy dying was a tragedy for him, ironic considering his attitude) he just seems to degenerate. 
 
I get the impression he is a strong character in KZ3, see how that goes.
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#47 Posted by MannyMAR (658 posts) -

I think you're supposed to dislike Rico at the end of that game. At least that's the impression I got out of that game's story anyways. He's like those crazy dudes in Vietnam War flicks that go bat-shit crazy and starts murdering people out of paranoia and just sheer lunacy. 
 
I'm guessing that Guerrilla plans to redeem (or at least attempt to) his character in KZ3, but like the rest of you I'm hoping he gets merc'd along the way.

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#48 Posted by Cereal_Killa (54 posts) -
@bybeach: I did notice the total loss of respect from his men by the end of it, there's a line something like "hey don't worry I'm watching your back not Rico" and he gives a petulant "fuck you" he's totally lost trust and control of the men. 
@Aetheldod:
 I played through the first game before hand and yeah I didn't like him in that but nowhere near to the extent I did in 2.
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#49 Posted by dragonzord (843 posts) -

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I understand it's his, and quite a few other peoples' opinion, but whenever Brad says Enslaved has great characters I have to, 'REALLY?' at my screen. This bitch, this piece of crap is the most unlikable character in a game I've ever encountered. Kane & Lynch might be scum, but they're supposed to be. You're supposed to LIKE this girl. This girl who forces a man into slavery so she doesn't have to be a slave, the same woman who couldn't open the door for that man on a crashing ship, the same one who goes running off and nearly getting the man killed. (The boss fight infront of the turrets by Pigsy or whatever) 
 
The fact that this game didn't end in Monkey ripping her head off and throwing it into a junk heap means the game did not have a 'good' end.
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#50 Edited by NathHaw (2854 posts) -

 from FFX...ugh
 from FFX...ugh

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