8 of the Most Abused Videogame Characters of All Time

8 of the Most Abused Videogame Characters of All Time

Plenty of videogame characters have it rough, but these eight take more abuse than most.

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How did Elizabeth from Bioshock not make this list?!
She's essentially kidnapped as a child, locked away in a tower for her entire life, the repeatedly tortured by her own father for years until she agrees to destroy the world!

How many times can Lara say that's happened?!

HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!
Edmund McMellin begs the deffer!!

I think we can all agree that the the Metal Gear Solid, Dark Souls and Max Payne protagonists get the worst of it and deserve our sympathy, while Nathan Drake is the most deserving twat featured. And if we can't agree then I forgive you.

Should lock 'im in a room with Kratos, the bastard.

Gordon Freeman is pretty put-upon, but he also appears to be a psychopath. Chell as well.

Silentpony:
How did Elizabeth from Bioshock not make this list?!
She's essentially kidnapped as a child, locked away in a tower for her entire life, the repeatedly tortured by her own father for years until she agrees to destroy the world!

Well, apart from the last part (and I can't really speak for it as I haven't played it) everything you described was explained to you, not a case of it happening in game. Everyone on the list is abused nearly (or in Dark Souls' case, literally) constantly while you play.

And I would have more sympathy for the pedestrians in the SR series, considering there's a variety of stuff to accomplish in the game that either relies upon, or is easiest to accomplish by killing them. So not only is it frequent that they're abused by accident, they're often targeted. So I would have more sympathy for them, maybe. The fact that they're all self serving assholes themselves who would rather spit on you than say hi helps alleviate that a fair bit. :p

LordLundar:

Silentpony:
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Actually most of what I said happens to her in game. The kidnapping, the torture, the death. Its all on-screen. You see it all happening.
Its not backstory. Its story.

I can't say I have much sympathy for Kratos, considering he brings most of his problems upon himself by being an asshole to everyone. His solution apparently is to be even more of an asshole, and then be surprised when the same things keep happening to him.

WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR DARK SOULS THREE BASED ON THE NETWORK TEST AND TRAILERS! DO NOT OPEN THE SPOILER IF YOU ARE AVOIDING SPOILERS FOR THE GAME!

No love for Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss? The entire world seemed designed specifically to screw Luke in as many ways as possible. Okay, it was screwing everyone pretty badly really, but Luke definitely caught the brunt of it. By the end of the game he hadn't slept in weeks from all nightmares, had been manipulated into committing the worst atrocity in history by the only person he loved, and had tried to kill himself twice just to get away from it all.

Also, nobody from Drakengard or Nier?

I read this is absurd and got really disappointed by the lack of cartoon mascots. Anyway, I can definitely agree with the list here. I feel like Waluigi is neglected if not nearly abused; he's only called upon for party games and sport games. He doesn't have his own game, he isn't a boss or playable character in the platformers, he isn't even playable in any Smash Bros...Slippy is also easily abused but at some point I think most people just want to blast the crap out of that little toad.

Kratos is about as abused a brain dead bully continuously kicking a hornets nest. And Nathan Drake? All he needs to do is just stay at home. Problem solved... for everyone, really.

Abe from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee. Now that guy suffers some legitimate abuse.

Shoggoth2588:
I read this is absurd and got really disappointed by the lack of cartoon mascots.

My feelings as well. I was just about to post this:

If they were still relevant, Crash, Spyro, and a few others (Bubsy? *shudders*) could easily top this list. Especially Crash. All of the various death animations over the course of the series hilariously show what abuse a cartoon mascot has to put up with.

JCAll:
No love for Luke fon Fabre from Tales of the Abyss? The entire world seemed designed specifically to screw Luke in as many ways as possible. Okay, it was screwing everyone pretty badly really, but Luke definitely caught the brunt of it. By the end of the game he hadn't slept in weeks from all nightmares, had been manipulated into committing the worst atrocity in history by the only person he loved, and had tried to kill himself twice just to get away from it all.

Also, nobody from Drakengard or Nier?

I can understand Nier, but Drakengard is almost a comedy in how dark it is.

Yeah, i'd kick out two aforementioned, uhh gentlemen from this list and replace them with:
1. Isaac from TBoI - forced to run butt naked and armed only with his own tears,from his own psychotic mother that wanted to "abort" him, into the basement that is also a portal to hell full of distorded fetus monsters and poo. Lots of poo.
2. Every Silent Hill protag ever.

Where the hell is Raziel from the Legacy of Kain series? The guy gets murdered - twice, the second time basically being dropped into pure acid. He's also had the bones torn out from his wings, then...

 

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