Live Poll: Most Badass Video Game Character

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Which one of these badass characters is the father of all badasses?
 
"Badass" is a peculiar way of addressing someone with supreme style. They do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. They don't have to tell you that they're badass, you know it when you look at them or by seeing them in action. A Badass may or may not be good, bad, hero, or villain.

Note: Characters from comics (DC/Marvel) and film/book-based video games are excluded from this list.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091048357/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/SJU5sPwXmto/
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I'm guessing you will also not accept characters from fighting games (such as Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter), because pretty much all of the characters are badass?
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Star Wars video games are film-based, so yeah, it won't be included. Sorry.

As for Mortal Kombat, yes, I agree, pretty much all characters in it (or any fighting game) are badass. But they're only badass in/while fighting because none of them have a story, not their own. (Story gives the character a personality, a purpose, it makes them unique. I'm sure fighting game characters are unique, but only because of their different fighting skills.)

You see, anyone or anything can be shown badass in an action or a fighting scene, it's the character's personality that needs to be badass to be truly called a "Badass".

But on the other hand, yes, I can include a character from the MK series. How about Scorpion? Since I did refer to many other lists (outside of IMDb), they all listed only one character from the whole Mortal Kombat series, and that was Scorpion.
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BONAFIDE BOSS, I mean, plot might be a supplement in fighting genre, but explicit personality or lack thereof is what people remember foremost and amount of lore put into those is often surprisingly ridiculous and complicated. 
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...And those "explicit" personality is (mostly) based on their skills.

But I have added a fighting game character, known as Scorpion.

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BONAFIDE BOSS, and rightfully so, but... Really, fighting game characters are some of the most distinctive out there, because otherwise games usually fail. One could argue that characters in that genre are usually formulaic and exaggerated caricatures, but caricatures can be memorable and awesome too. :)
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Anyway, my favorite game of all time is Dino Crisis 2. Its two leading characters are both badass - Regina and Dylan. I would appreciate if you would make room for them.
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Mr. Pink,

Go to any IMDb movie or video game page > Then scroll down to Photos > click on "See all photos" > You will find an empty box with "Add Image" written on it (with a ➕ sign on it too).

=== OR ===

Simple add "mediaindex" after any title URL.

Example: imdb.com/title/<title_code>/mediaindex

This is the one we're discussing right now: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0252381/mediaindex

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I'm going to add Dylan too, I submitted a couple of images to IMDb, just waiting for them to approve it. Because I was looking for an individual image, or do you want me to add them both together?
Sure, you can add them together as a single entry, or it can only be Regina, representing both of them - after all, a vote for her is essentially a vote for him. It isn't essential to have both of them separately.

Better leave the remaining spots for someone else... a character from Warcraft, maybe? Or a character from some nostalgic games... I think people have a soft spot for badass Samus Aran, although I've never played Metroid games.

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Ok, ok, I got it... if you don't find better entries, for you last two spots I suggest:
- Prince of Persia
- Samus Aran

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Hey there, thanks for suggesting them to complete the list. I'm still collecting better images for them so it might take time, but I'll add it eventually, IMDb yet hasn't approved it.

Btw, I'll be adding Dylan and Regina together in one entry. I've already submitted a few good quality pictures, just waiting for approval.

Thanks again.
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BONAFIDE BOSS,
Thanks for that, it was in front of my eyes the whole time. I didn't see it — damn shame.
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Hey mihailo.razvigor,

I've added all the four characters you suggested.



Three*, I've listed Dylan and Regina as one entry.
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Lara Croft

I like also Talion in Middle-earth: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3330488/mediaviewer/rm4101955840

Some orcs are very badass like The Tower (no picture of him on IMDb) this is how he looks:https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/859474857708502248/B9A2E88AA7EF35ECB406D61E93CB3873C79683...

Anyway, it is not a very popular video game. 

It is only my opinion, but for me, the character in the video game is badass only if you play it well, for example, if you always die because you can't jump or you can't shoot in Tomb Raider (like me at the beginning) Lara Croft isn't badass because you will look like a loser who keeps dying again and again then the only true references you would have is the videos in the video game, which are usually not very long so they don't give enough material to base on.
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Hey there, Lara croft is already on the list.

I thought of adding characters like Talion and Sauron on the list, but they are film-based video games, so they were excluded. But it is a popular game, at least I loved it.

True, games like Metal Gear Solid, it's a stealth game, going guns-blazing is fun but not as badass as it can be in stealth.

Thanks for dropping a comment. Have a good day.
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Hey there, Lara croft is already on the list.
I think he was only saying that Lara would get his vote.

As for what it means to be a badass video game character, I think story-based games have a bigger chance of having a badass character, because of the cut-scenes which expand on a character's personality. Games where you go and mindlessly run-and-gun everything have badass characters only if you are good at playing them.
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Exactly, this is what I meant my vote will go to Lara Croft.
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✔️ Added Chloe Frazer.
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I mentioned your name and linked it to your IMDb profile.
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✔️ Added Duke Nukem.
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I mentioned your name and linked it to your IMDb profile.


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✔️ Added Gordon Freeman.
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I mentioned your name and linked it to both your IMDb and GetSatisfaction profile.


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Current List:

Total No. of Characters: 32 | https://www.imdb.com/list/ls091048357/

1. Kratos
2. Big Boss / Naked Snake
3. Max Payne
4. Arthur Morgan
5. Geralt
6. Agent 47
7. Venom Snake
8. Ezio
9. John Marston
10. Cliff Unger
11. Doomguy
12. Solid Snake
13. Lara Croft
14. Adam Jensen
15. Johnny Silverhand
16. Commander Shepard
17. Niko Bellic
18. Aloy
19. Vaas Montenegro
20. Joseph Seed
21. Master Chief
22. Trevor Philips
23. Higgs Monaghan
24. Joel
25. Scorpion
26. B.J. Blazkowicz
27. Nathan Drake
28. Gordon Freeman
29. Leon S. Kennedy
30. Connor
31. Duke Nukem
32. Chloe Frazer
33. --- nil ---
34. --- nil ---
35. --- nil ---

...3 (three) more spots are available.
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The list was updated. No more spots left.
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John Marston or Arthur Morgan probably.
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The Badasses of the West.
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Kratos is as badass as can be. I mean... look at him
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1199781/mediaviewer/rm3894177280
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Ikr, that's why I put him first on the list. Please don't judge me or call me a fanboy... which I am.
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Hi,

I don't know much about video games but this looks like a good poll. 'Interesting images, ass well.

In your introductory definition of "badass," I'm thinking that "particular" (rather than peculiar) and "describing" (rather than "addressing") are more precisely accurate. May I also suggest one other edit? (A semi-colon, rather than a comma, after "that they're badass.") All three edits are in bold below:

"Badass" is a particular way of describing someone with supreme style. They do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. They don't have to tell you that they're badass; you know it when you look at them or by seeing them in action. A Badass may or may not be good, bad, hero, or villain.

Thanks. : )
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Hi there,

If you're suggesting it, it must be reasonable and better. You're the champ, champ

Sure, Please edit them for me, since I can't. ❤️

I still have two more entries to add, (to complete a 35 characters list). I'll let you know once it's finished. Or you'll know it yourself, I'm sure.
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Hey rubyfruit76,

I've completed the list with all the 35 entries. It is now ready for the poll. With your edited description (which yet has to be edited). Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

You have to edit your own text in the list page. You can't edit the text in the first post in this thread, but that is less important.
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Oh, lol, I never thought about that in my excitement. I've updated the description. 
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 Thank you. 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE (for those who're concerned)

New List: Most Badass Video Game Characters
Original List
: (Not available anymore. Refer the poll or check the image shown below.)

For Your Information:
  • The list has been changed from its original poll-form to my most favorite badass characters.

  • The list was never meant to have the characters which are not listed anymore. I added them for the sake of the poll.


Screenshot of the original list.

I hope this is fine with the staff or champions. I mean no harm.