Post by Rankkor
#339: Top 5 most hated videogame characters.
Simple question again. Just as the previous one was who's your favorite protagonist, this one is who are your most hated videogame characters ever? For this one, the answer can be more broad, it can cover protagonists, NPCs, villains, supporting cast, playable, non-playable, go crazy. The only things that matter is that its a character and on a videogame.Number 5
: Aggra. From the videogame World of Warcraft.
The sole reason for her existence is exclusively to sink the fan-favorite ship of Thrall-Jaina (they later cemented that sinking by taking just about everything that fans loved about Jaina and BURNED IT IN THE FIRES OF HADES, but we'll get to that later).
As a character her only reason for existing is serving as a very VERY forced romance interest for Thrall, scream every 5 min "GO'EL ME LOVE YOU LONG TIME" and berate him constantly. Why on earth did good ol' Thrall fell for her, I have no idea. Maybe he likes pain I dunno. All I know is that every time Aggra opens her mouth, I really REALLY wish she could be attacked and killed by alliance players.Number 4
: Carth Onasi from Knights of the Old Republic.
Horrible character. His entire shtick can be summed up with "My life sucks and you're gonna hear me saying it ALL THE DAMNED TIME
" It doesn't help that the game constantly reminds you that "Carth wants to speak to you", only to go and speak to him and have him do nothing more than whine whine and whine. Granted, his past is very tragic and all that, I admit it, but come on, Auron in Final Fantasy X had it WAY WORSE and you don't hear him complaining about it all the time. Heck, I've gone through hell and while I may mention it from time to time I don't complain about it all the time.
When the whole point of your character is to bemoan and lament how bad things have gone for him, and his only reason to be in your group is to say how everyone betrays him, something's gone wrong.Number 3
: Rosemary from the game Metal Gear Solid 2.
If she was intended to be a sympathetic love interest, Kojima FAILED
, hard. This girlfriend of the protagonist Raiden, just like Carth above, exists solely for complaining. Every single time you save the game, she has to harp you about EVERYTHING that bugs her about her relationship with your character, she's a complete drama-queen that makes a big deal out of every single thing raiden has ever done.
Who the hell scolds their boyfriend for not having a poster in their room? WTF?
Her entire "drama" with raiden was really badly written, her voice-actress didn't do a good job at delivering the lines either, sounding over-dramatic, and the sappy cheesy sad piano music DID NOT helped. It made moments that would had been somewhat dramatic, instead feel cheesy and forced. She has absolutely ZERO simpathetic traits, I mean for crying out loud, the moment you rescue Emma Emmerich all you've done is TALK to the girl, and escort her through a base that is full of terrorists, yet she has the balls to BE JEALOUS. So....... raiden just talked (not flirted, just talked) to another female human for 5 minutes, and she's already jealous and accusing him of cheating.
Not to mention the fact that people rarely take kindly to anyone that actually waits until her lover is off at a safe distance - trying very hard not to get killed - before steam-barraging him via digital communication with everything that's bugging her about their relationship.Number 2
: Garrosh Hellscream. From the videogame World of Warcraft.
Perhaps the single most reviled character in the Horde, screw it, the whole damned game. First introduced as the mopey, whining son of Grom Hellscream, depressed over his father's legacy of evil, players underwent a long quest chain to bring him to his senses including a pep talk from none other than Thrall himself. Garrosh's way of repaying Thrall's generosity consisted of a direct challenge to his leadership, open desire to reignite war with the Alliance for essentially no good reason and pissing off everything and everyone even remotely associated with him.
This is quite possibly one of the worst written and inconsistent characters I've ever seen in a videogame. Period.
Come Burning Crusade: He's all sad, whiny, mopey, suicidal, going all "my life sucks cuz my dad sucks, therefore everything sucks". After going through 9 circles of hell in the longest most detailed and fantastic questchain on the entire expansion to lift up his spirits, Thrall himself shows up in Nagrand, and redeems the image of Garrosh's father. One would think this would make him a potential badass am I right?
Come Wrath of the Lich king: WRONG!, all it did was turn him from a whiny bastard, to just plain bastard, treating his own soldiers worse than dirt, insulting everyone within earshot on the argent tournament and on the violet citadel, and butting heads with varian ALL THE DAMNED TIME.
It gets worse in cataclysm: Where he just can't decide if he wanna be good or bad. One moment he's reasonable, the next one he's a prick, one moment he's honorable, the next one he callously throws his own troop's lives aside like they're nothing to him. One moment he executes a general for murdering a civilian population, the next moment he does it on an even bigger scale. This is by far the most infuriating moment for him if you play horde, because he will often say something with his words, then say the complete opposite with his actions, making him both a hypocrite, and a real scumbag.
Come MoP and he has abandoned all forms of subtlety to go straight up into Overcharged Evil Evilness of dooming Evil. Infusing his troops with sha, performing experiments on his own orcs beneath orgrimmar, attacking a young teenager, executing his own troops left and right, threatening to behead his entire expedition force if they don't get him results, mind-raping all the trolls, lininig up against a wall and shooting in the back of the head those who resist.
He would be the one character I've hated the most in a videogame if it wasn't for............NUMBER 1
Ashley Graham, from Resident Evil 4
Seriously Capcom. WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?
Ok so here's an idea, lets take a videogame franchise that has grown stale, with a tedious camera, and a frustrating combat system, and just revamp it, lets start the whole thing from zero, with a fan-loved protagonist, a new graphics engine, new combat, lets do this right, and revive Resident Evil. Lets have the players actually enjoy the game, and give them awesome cinematics, and a very satisfying feeling of shooting zombies in a post-apocalyptic setting.
Then, lets go ahead and ruin that by having them escort a completely useless character through the entire game, having to save her every time she gets in trouble, having to share valuable resources with her, and in case the player is too busy killing zombies and cultists to notice, lets have her SCREAM at the top of their lungs every 5 seconds. To keep things challenging, we're gonna have her provide ZERO help whatsoever, be it in combat or puzzles, and because rescuing a damsel once isn't enough, lets have her be re-kidnapped THREE MORE TIMES, so the players can feel like heroes saving her again and again.
Golly, that sounds like a wonderful idea.
Ashley Graham is by far the most infurating character I've had the displeasure of ever seeing in my entire life. Her entire purpose to the plot is null, I mean other games have you escorting some female NPC for most of it, (Prince of Persia, both Sands of Time, and the reboot, Bioshock Infinite, etc) but at least these girls have some relevance in the plot, they contribute to it, they do something. Ashley during the entire game does NOTHING, she is useless both in plot and gameplay, she's a load you have to carry during most of the game, she complains constantly, she acts like a spoiled brat, she needlessly gets herself into more trouble, all she does is get in the way, and if any zombie or cultist grabs her, ohhh boy, prepare your eardrums to be punctured by her high pitched: LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELPPPPPPPPPPP!
More than once I had to fight the urge to throw my controller at the screen every time she started whining and screaming. She even has the balls to try and become Leon's Love interest (Poor fool, she has NOTHING on Ada Wong) out of the clear blue.
I swear to god, whenever she started screaming that "lovely" line I just linked above, I seriously wished I could put my hands inside the screen and choke her.
Runner up: Varian Wrynn, from the videogame World of Warcraft.
He used to be on this list a while back, but he's out as of MoP. He used to be pretty much the alliance's version of Garrosh. Split personality, complete hypocrite, absolute jerkass, insulting everyone, egocentric bastard, and all too willing to genocide an entire people.
He's grown out of it by now, though unfortunately, blizzard seems to have just taken all the unsympathetic characteristics of him and transplanted them into Admiral Rogers, and Jaina. Can't really say I approve of that crappy move, but I can no longer say I hate Varian. I still don't like him though. >_>