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8 Great Games that have Horrible Protagonists

Ron Whitaker | 5 Jun 2015 20:30
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Game characters run the gamut of archetypes. Some are heroic, some are morally ambiguous, and some are downright despicable. Strangely enough, some of the best games include some of the most horrible protagonists. Despite how bad they are, we still love their games. These eight games picked by our community are great examples of that.

Special thanks to vledleR for starting the thread!

Luke - Tales of the Abyss
First mentioned by TizzytheTormentor

Luke fon Fabre begins Tales of the Abyss as a whiny, annoying brat. While this makes sense in the context of the story, he doesn't seem to learn from his mistakes. He does an evil thing for an evil person, and then is surprised that the evil person is evil. Even worse, when events in the story should lead him to change for the better, he simply adds a layer of angsty behavior to his already annoying persona. Even when he finally decides he's going to save the world, it can't make up for how terrible his character was for the majority of the game.

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