Now, I looked back on my original list of top ten hated video game characters. Needless to say, there was quite a few obvious choices. Now, my original list wasn’t bad, but I have played a lot more games since then, and I have seen more horrible characters. Now yes, I am aware that this topic has been done TO DEATH with gamers (Seriously, type in Top Ten Hated Video Game Characters on Youtube and you will see hundreds of lists), but I think it’s time I talk about my own awful characters. A few rules first, only from games that I have played, only on per franchise, and I will try to limit as much obvious choices as I possible can. With that said, lets start the list
#10: Tabuu from Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Even though I like Brawl, I just hate the games main villain. He alone is what makes me like Melee much more. After you defeat Master Hand, you are then given a cutscene that shows Tabuu… and all you can say is “Who is this guy”. Yeah, Tabuu just comes out of nowhere, and becomes the games main villain. I’m not kidding, he just comes out of fucking nowhere, and he instantly becomes the games main villain in a matter of seconds. Nothing about him is ever explained, and you just have to fight him. He also has an attack that is unavoidable and will kill you in one hit, and you had better hope he doesn’t spam it. Also, he is able to defeat the ENTIRE Nintendo roster, but he is easily defeated by Sonic the Hedgehog… HOW! I mean, sure, Sonic is pretty badass, but their are much stronger characters. Link, who can control time. Samus, who is an alien bounty hunter. Kirby, who can use his enemies powers for himself. See what I mean. I just hope they don’t have a similar villain in Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U
#9: Shinobu from No More Heroes 2 - Now, even though I hate Jasper Batt Jr. more, I said I wanted to avoid obvious choices, and he is, well, an obvious choice. And I already talked about Million Gunman in my last list, and we all know how much he fucking sucked, so Shinobu is the last character I can think of. In the first game, she was the 8th Ranked assassin, and, in the first game, she had EASILY the worst fight in the entire game. Yes, even worse than Speed Buster, who you just run up to and hit. However, Travis lets her live at the end, which is a BIG mistake on the developers part, because, when she comes back in the second No More Heroes game, SHE’S EVEN WORSE! As if having her return wasn’t bad enough, we now get to play as her. Her levels are some of the most annoying in video game history. She has such a stiff movement. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she will always stop her combos just to taunt people. She is also the main cause for having the two worst fights in the game, with Million Gunman and New Destroyman. SERIOUSLY, how can you make someone like Destroyman suck, especially when there is two of them. HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! And worse, she is made to represent the younger audience. Yep, my generation is represented by an over-emotional mess. I wish we could’ve played as Henry more. At least he was fun to play as.
#8: Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat 9 - Now, I don’t hate Liu Kang… all the time, anyway. He is always a well respected character, who fights honorably and does his best to protect Earth Realm… But, he was UNBEARABLE in Mortal Kombat 9. You want to know the best way to know why I hate Liu Kang? Well, you know those kids who always whine about doing something what they want until their parents do it. That’s Liu Kang for you. All he does throughout the entire game is whine to Raiden CONSTANTLY! And if that wasn’t bad enough, there was always times when Raiden would mess up. These were moments that were meant to be taken seriously… Until Liu Kang comes by and insults Raiden with some smartass comment. And would you believe me if I said that I found Liu Kang more annoying than Johnny fucking Cage, a character who was designed to be annoying as fuck? Yeah, Liu Kang is THAT bad.
#7: Zeena from Sonic Lost World - I do not like this game. Hell, I don’t like much of the Sonic games of this year. Weather its a broken fucking mess like Sonic Boom or a dull and empty shell like Sonic Lost World, Sega just disappointed me this year. However, they also managed to bring in a new hateable Sonic character. Yeah, because Sonic just NEEDS more unlikable characters. As if Amy, Biggs, Elise, Omochao, Silver, that genie thing, Mepholise, Eggman- You get the point, Sonic has a lot of awful characters. But Zeena… Oh my god, this character. Zeena is a stereotypical girl who is always interested in her looks, no matter what. Yet, she is always so full of herself, that she only goes after Sonic once she is told how great she is. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she has the worst boss fight, not just in Sonic Lost World, but in all Sonic games in general. When you fight her, you need to jump onto a giant snowman that she is standing on, which is hard since 1. You have a limited amount of platforms to jump on 2. Sonic Lost World has a TERRIBLE lock on system, so you may miss her 3. There is a blizzard blowing you away from her. And 4. You could fall of the edge of the platform and die, which you can’t see until you actually fall off it. And despite all that shit you go through, Zeena goes down in two hits…. ZEENA… GOES DOWN… IN TWO FUCKING HITS! WHY WAS THIS CHARACTER NEEDED
#6: Killbane from Saints Row: The Third - (Note: This entry contains spoilers for Saints Row: The Third) I’ve said it before and I’ll say it MANY more times in the future. I fucking hate Saint’s Row: The Third, and I fucking hate Killbane. Now, I have talked about this guy plenty of times, so I will keep this short and sweet…. well, more bitter than sweet, but you get the idea. Killbane is the leader of the Luchadore gang, and he is said to be the strongest fighter in Murderbrawl. So strong, in fact, that he was able to beat Angel De la Muerte, and take his title away from him. So, how is he when you meet him… HE’S A FUCKING PUSHOVER! Seriously, he will always send his Luchadores out to help him in the fight, and when you do fight him, he is so goddamn easy, it’s fucking insulting. And, he is such a coward, that, in the games finale, he tries to run away, and you have the option of stopping him or not… And when you do, he dies from three messily quick-time events, making him so goddamn anti-climactic, that it makes 343 Guilty Spark in Halo 3 look like fucking Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 4. Thank GOD he was only in a simple and short mini-game in Saint’s Row IV and nothing else, because I don’t think I could handle seeing him make a comeback
#5: Eric Sparrow from Tony Hawk Underground - (Note: This entry contains spoilers for Tony Hawk Underground). Oh man. Now we get to the horrible characters. Eric Sparrow started out as your friend, who gets in trouble with the local drug dealers. After saving him, you leave town for a while, which leads you to becoming popular across America as a pro skater. However, Eric begins to get greedy and tries to fuck you over. Later in the game, he films you risking your life for a major stunt, where you jump off the roof of a skyscraper and over a fucking helicopter. However, after you risk your life, he makes it look like he was the one who did that stunt and wins the tournament. And, in Russia, he gets drunk, and steals a Russian tank, which he then crashes and blames it all on you, which causes you to pay a massive fine just to pay it off. And at the end of the game, you are given two different endings. One is where you beat Eric at his own game. But, the second ending is easily the most satisfying, where you punch him in the face. God, you have to play the game to know how good it is to see him get punched. It’s just amazing
#4: Dimitri from Grand Theft Auto IV - (Note: This entry contains spoilers for Grand Theft Auto IV) Now, I said once that Devin Weston was my most hated GTA character, but after playing GTA IV again, I can safely say that he’s off that hook. Now, why did I decide to make Dimitri my most hated GTA character. Well, a lot of reasons, really. After you do jobs for him, Dimitri asks Niko to kill his long time partner, and doing so will allow Niko and Roman to go free. However, was he actually does is bring Niko to Ray Bulgarin, who wants Niko dead after a ship sank and Niko was blamed for it. After that, Dimitri is hell bent on finding Niko, no matter what he does, even burns down Roman’s home and taxi company. Later on in the game, Dimitri asks Johnny Klebitz, who is a major character in Lost and Damned, to kidnap Roman for him, just so he can lure Niko to his death. Later on, Dimitri laters blackmails Bryce Dawkins by revealing his homosexual affair with Bernie Crane, who is an old friend of Niko. However, its near the end of the game where he is at his worst. At the end of the game, you have a choice between Deal or Revenge. Revenge lets you kill the bastard, but it’s the Deal where Dimitri is at his worst. Dimitri betrays Niko AGAIN and leaves Niko to die, who, of course, survives, and manages to escape. And, at Romans wedding, Dimitri sent a hitman to kill Niko. However, this is where Niko accidentally ends up killing Roman, his own cousin. This was the moment that made me despise Dimitri. Sure, Devin Weston is still a fucking prick, but at least, if you agree to his offer, he doesn’t backstab you in the end. Dimitri is a backstabbing criminal, and I am glad that both endings have him die in the end
#3: Bill Hawks from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future - (Note. This entry contains spoilers for Professor Layton and the Unwound Future) My… GOD. I swear, this guy here is a sign of a politician who will do ANYTHING to win. Bill Hawks once worked with the scientist, Dimitri (Thankfully, not the same Dimitri from the last entry) to create a time machine. However, before they could test it, Dimitri finds an error in the machine and tries to get Bill Hawks to stop. However, Bill was given a massive amount of money to test it, and does it anyway, with the help of Claire, Layton’s love interest. However, the experiment goes terribly wrong, causing an explosion, killing Claire and several people nearby. However, Bill unfortunately survives. And, instead of feeling guilty for his actions, he uses this event to climb the political ladder and ends up becoming the prime minister of London. However, it gets WORSE. Later in the game, you learn that Claire is alive, but in the future, so the time machine worked after all. Once you go into the future, you find that Dimitri, and a new character named Clive, have become villains, whose goals are to destroy London to get revenge on Bill Hawks. You then learn that Clive wants revenge because his parents were in the crowd of people that were killed in the explosion caused by Bill Hawks. And, after you stop Clive, and he apologizes for his actions, Bill Hawks has him arrested and says how criminals are the scum of the earth and should be locked away forever- OH LIKE YOU’RE ONE TO FUCKING TALK! Bill Hawks caused Dimitri to lose his lifes work, caused Clive to lose his parents, and caused Layton to lose the love of his life, and used this to gain power makes him nothing more than a heartless monster. But, we still have two more guys on this list
#2: Redd White from Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - (Note: Spoilers for- Oh, you get the idea) I can not believe that someone thought making this guy was an okay idea? Redd White is the CEO of a detective agency whose goal is to find anyone who is a threat to the government. Sure, that sounds like a good sort of thing, but the way he does this are inhuman. He has spies all over the city, wiretaps as much people as he can, and when his employees are unable to work, he just goes and backstabs them. Not just that, but he blackmails them, and ends up ruining their lives. So much, to the point that they commit suicide. And, trust me, this happened A LOT! So much, that Mia Fey, Phoenix Wright’s mentor, had a list of all of the suicide victims that killed themselves due to Redd White ruining their lives. This list is what causes Redd White to do what he did. Not wanting his reputation ruined, he goes and murders Mia Fey, and then write blood on a receipt that says Maya Fey, which is Mia Fey’s sister, to make it look like Maya killed her. And the only reason he wasn’t found out sooner, is because Redd White has dirt on every character in the game, even the Judge himself. A man with so much power, to the point where he can ruin the lives of others and feel no sympathy for it. But, let me remind you. He’s only #2 on this list
#1: Vladimir Makarov from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Oh…. My…. Fucking…. God…. This Guy. Where do I even begin with this guy? Seriously, where the fuck do I begin. Makarov is so terrible, that there is literally NOTHING likable about him. At all. Which is why its so hard to find a good starting point for him. Well, lets start with Modern Warfare 1. Now, I am sure everyone who played Modern Warfare 1 remember the mission Shock and Awe. This was the mission that had a nuclear bomb go off, and killed thirty thousand U.S. soldiers, including Paul Jackson. This event later lead to General Shepherd losing his mind, after seeing all of his men die. This also caused the entire Earth to nearly be destroyed by nuclear warfare. Now, what does any of this have to do with Makarov. ALL OF IT! Literally, all of this was caused by the nuclear bomb. But, Makarov was the one who fired the nuclear bomb in the first place, causing all of this destruction and death. Sure, after all that, you think that would be enough, but, NO, there is more that this bastard has done. MUCH more. In Modern Warfare 2, Joseph Allen, a U.S. soldier, joins Makarov’s party in an attempt to find out what he is planning. Makarov finds out about this, and does something truly evil. Instead of just killing him, he sends his men to a Russian airport and guns down hundreds of innocent civilians. None of them were trying to fight back. They were innocent civilians who were completely defenseless and yet, Makarov ordered his team to kill them. After this, Makarov kills Joseph, and pins the blame on the U.S. government, sending the entire earth into World War 3. But, Makarov is, without a doubt, at his worst in Modern Warfare 3. In Modern Warfare 3, Makarov was the primary target of Delta Force, but as they hunted him down, Makarov began mass producing nuclear missiles, tried to assassinate the Russian president, kidnaps the Russian presidents daughter (Because Resident Evil 4 DEFINITELY didn’t do that idea already), and was the cause for the death of Soap MacTavish. Oh, but that is not all. After the war is over, Price finally tracks down Makarov and finally gets to bring him to an end. So, what does Makarov die with… hanging… Are you fuckign serious, Call of Duty. You give him one of the most humane ways of death possible. I’m not one for inhumane deaths, but, this guy killed thousands of innocent civilians, drove Shepherd to insanity, caused World War 3, and killed off one of the major characters in the Modern Warfare franchise… AND HE DIES IN JUST TEN SECONDS! FUCK THAT, I WANT THIS FUCKING BASTARD TO SUFFER! HE’S A MURDERER, HE’S A MONSTER, HE’S HEARTLESS, AND HE ROBBED ME OF A GOD ENDING! I HATE HIM! I HATE HIM! I FUCKING HATE HIM! FUUUUU- …… I hate Makarov, and so should you
So, there you have it. Did you enjoy the list? Tell me what you thought below. With that, I will see you all next time