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Our Five Favorite Video Game Characters

Video Game Character

More than just pixels.

Video games have given us their fair share of unique characters so we decided to sift through the masses and share our five favorite video game characters.

It did take us some time and after a few disagreements, we came up with our five favorite video game characters in no particular order.


The man has become synonymous with video games and there is good reason. No matter what your age is, Mario can easily be picked out of a lineup. Whether he is saving Princess Peach for the 100th times or playing game with his enemies, Mario has found his way into our hearts. It still amazes us how popular Mario has become despite looking like a middle-age man who is not in the best shape.

Lara Croft

We were first introduce to Croft as as the lead character in the Tomb Raider series. She was like a female Indiana Jones but handier with a gun and better looking. Sure the character did venture out into the print and movie world, but she is right at home in the video game world. Croft served as a reminder it did not matter if you were a man or a female, just as long as you got the job done.


To call Kirby a unique character would be an understatement. This pink puff ball was tougher than he looked. The weapon that made him incredible to play with was being able to absorb the ability of whatever he ate. Whether is was a simple fire or exploding bombs. This made Kirby someone not to trifle with.


“Get Over Here!” Anytime a gamer hears those three words, they immediately know who it is. Scorpion from the Mortal Combat series. While the character was not the flashiest from the series, his moves put him at the top of the heap in anyone’s capable hands.


When I first ventured into Oddworld, I was not sure what to expect. His unique skill set involved communication and leadership to help his Mudokon race. Oh it was fun using his psionic powers to take care of his enemies. Trust us, once you gave the game a chance, you were hooked on Abe.

Let us know which ones are your favorite video game characters?

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