Video Game Character You Associate Most With?

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A very good evening to everyone!

I was just wondering - rather than the BEST character, or the COOLEST, or the TOUGHEST - those are all boring questions - which video game character do you feel most SIMILAR TO?

That could be because of how they react to situations, how they look, how they talk - whatever - just the gaming character that you thought "Wow - they're a lot like me".

For me, I would have to say either the lead guy from Bulletstorm (always cracking jokes and causing mayhem) - or Gordon Freeman (goatee glasses guy who loves his science).

Or do you feel that you have nothing in common with ANY game character?

See, the problem is that video game characters do cool things while I...oh.....I made myself sad

Well...

Probably Commander Shepard (or really any Bioware-made main character). Every time I play games like that, I always make the choices I want to make, regardless of the morality meter. Generally, it ends up being mostly paragon anyway but still...

If that doesn't count, I'll have to get back to you.

tippy2k2:
See, the problem is that video game characters do cool things while I...oh.....I made myself sad

Well...

Probably Commander Shepard (or really any Bioware-made main character). Every time I play games like that, I always make the choices I want to make, regardless of the morality meter. Generally, it ends up being mostly paragon anyway but still...

If that doesn't count, I'll have to get back to you.

Yeah, if the game offers enough customisation to allow you to feel a connection with that character then yes it definitely counts.

Shepard is a close one for me - I'm not as evil in real life as I usually play in Mass Effect - and I usually play as Fem Shep just because you can!

Nigel Danvers from the Lost Crown

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He's the master of looking at and commenting on things, and the ONLY game hero with a working class English flat cap.

Ehhh... it's kinda tricky. Most video game characters are poorly defined badasses.

I on the other hand am most decidedly not a badass.

April Ryan from The Longest Journey comes to mind. Partly because she's a young penniless person who isn't sure what she wants to do with herself. Also, something about the unflappable and matter-of-fact way she deals with crazy shit struck a chord with me.

Jack Slate, bitch.

I choose squall from ff8 . I find we have the same , not caring attitude wanting to distance ourselves from others , not taking on their burdens . Se are even alike as we turn to complete saps when we find someone special in our lives .

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Yu Narukami: The shear definition of plain.

He's just a normal kid who's parents sent him to a small town because of work issues.

Best thing is... we both get all of the bitches.

I lied about the bitches part...

Delita Hyral from Final Fantasy Tactics.

Every time I go back and play this game, I marvel at how similar we are, no matter how much I've changed in the time between playthroughs.

Bayonetta.

Bwahaha in all seriousness, I have to say Tali'Zorah. When she is first encountered she is mainly shy, reserved, and smart, but she gets aggressive when she needs to. I really loved how she progressed as a character in the games... I kind of felt like it was telling about my own personality, in a way. There's also the fact that she is often trying to balance out all the sides, trying to make everyone happy as much as she can manage. She's relatively tolerant of other ideals, unless they are personally contradicting. And even then, she eventually got over it (i.e. Legion).

I also say "Veeeery carefully" as an answer all the time when I don't feel like giving a legitimate response. When I stumbled across that scene in the third game, I about died.

(cough she also hooks up with Garrus cough cough)

Great thread by the way.

There's a few, but I guess projection plays a small part in a few of these choices.

Kate Walker from Syberia 1 & 2: seeing her evolve from a subservient law clerk to a kickass attorney with a backbone was pretty cool. I identified with her subservient side and I more or less agreed that I had to grow a backbone from time to time.

Chell from Portal: that's where the projection concept comes into play. Chell, like most of Valve's protagonists, is an empty shell I'm given to fill in with whatever I want. So naturally, I'm bound to feel some sort of connection to her. Chell essentially becomes a "redux" of the player's thought processes and personality.

Nathan Drake: I don't know - maybe it's less identification and more a case of empathy, but I certainly feel a connection with Nate while I'm playing. The way the voice acting, the mocap and the set pieces all come together gets to me, and I can dig into any of the three Uncharteds like I do in any favorite summer bestseller of mine.

There's books I could read six, seven or eight times in a row, and then there's games I'd run infinite New Game Plusses of, if I could. Anything with Drake in it makes that list.

Mass Effect: obvious answer is obvious. My first MaleShep was an Auto-Leveled Vanguard, and I absolutely had to run a New Game + for the sake of being able to redo some of my choices as a pure Paragon. The Renegade choices I couldn't avoid are all things I *can* avoid on a second playthrough, so I practically spent two weeks on a fairly destructive ME binge just to redo everything.

Probably Daxter. I can't really explain it but he just does things I would do.
In real life I am sort of the side kick in most situations. Which is a good thing in my opinion.

-shrug- The closest I can come up with at the moment is Aaron from the Sinnoh Elite Four.

We both like bugs. We get irritated easily. We like perfecting our obsessions?

-shrug- both of our eyes are green? xP

Well,

I am terrified of dying
I don't like getting burned
Fire based weapons are fun as hell
I love wearing a helmet with my armor, and my helmet must look cool
I am relatively young but not some kid
When I get in the mood I tend to be reckless
If I were to be in an actual war, I might get lucky a few times because of my squad, then die horribly

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I think I win this thread for being the most spot on, I am Ben Carmine

To be brutally honest, I related a lot to what this sorry bastard had to say.

On a less depressing note however, Arcade Gannon from Fallout New Vegas. He's reasonable, and not overzealous in his opinions, but there are lines he doesn't cross. He believes in the ideal of freedom, but understands when authority is necessary. He's unaggressive and kind, with a sense of humor (sorta.)

I have an aggressive streak that he doesn't, but ADD medication does that, so who knows. Maybe if he did Jet. :v

MrMixelPixel:
-shrug- The closest I can come up with at the moment is Aaron from the Sinnoh Elite Four.

We both like bugs. We get irritated easily. We like perfecting our obsessions?

-shrug- both of our eyes are green? xP

I must say that if I don't win this thread, you do because:

A. You actually used a gym leader BEYOND gen 1
B. You used a gym leader as your comparison
C. Originality

Niko Bellic
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If I don't shave that's how I end up looking, plus we both have a sexy accent.
There are some situations where my reaction would be identical to his. I can't really identify that much with other GTA characters that much, even though I think they have some of the best character arcs ever written.

I'm taller and thinner than my older brother, who is a lot more successful and well known than I am. Sometimes people say we could be twins, as we do look quite similar. Most of the time I'm relegated to second player, but occasionally I get my turn in the spotlight. While I'm not have the most physical prowess, I'm intensely loyal to the people I care about. I have distinctive hat, to the point where some people only know me for wearing it. Who am I?

Edge Vanhite from Atelier Iris 3:

Quiet and honest with a cool head and takes the sensible route! Also keeps his romantic feelings hidden for a while, which describes me to a tee! Plus he does alchemy and I love to mix various things together mwahahahaha...er I mean I enjoy cooking

Balor, Myth II

Hanako Ikezawa, from Katawa Shoujo. It was like looking into a mirror...that somehow showed me from a few years back, and female.

Blue Mage from Final Fantasy Tactics A2.

Blue Mage Pictures, Images and Photos

Simply because I am interested in learning various things, I'm a quick study, and I enjoy dressing up (both in costume and formal attire).

I often felt a connection to Link from Legend of Zelda due to me looking a lot like him, but later I found a far stronger connection to Soren from Fire Emblem because I have a very similar personality.
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tippy2k2:
See, the problem is that video game characters do cool things while I...oh.....I made myself sad

Well...

Probably Commander Shepard (or really any Bioware-made main character). Every time I play games like that, I always make the choices I want to make, regardless of the morality meter. Generally, it ends up being mostly paragon anyway but still...

^This, both paragraphs /sad

That said, I don't go full Paragon anymore. I used to and that was really quite close to my RL personality back then. Over the years though, I've grown a bit... you could say more cynical, I'd say less of a sap. Basically a good guy all the way through, willing to help and all, but I don't take anyone's bullshit.

TheRussian:
If I don't shave that's how I end up looking, plus we both have a sexy accent.

American faking a Serbian accent (even worse than they usually do on Russian accents) is not even remotely sexy :P

Well if we can exclude looks and turn to the way of thinking I suppose you could fuse "The Wolf" And Ezio auditore and you'd get me I suppose (I'm just decidedly less evil than the wolf but just as calculative and strategically apt)
Then there's that distinct notion of free-running and being all poetic and stuff you get from being like Ezio

If we're talking "Who do you most look like"
Well god damn it I'm Alan wake,

TheRussian:
Niko Bellic
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If I don't shave that's how I end up looking, plus we both have a sexy accent.
There are some situations where my reaction would be identical to his. I can't really identify that much with other GTA characters that much, even though I think they have some of the best character arcs ever written.

so.... if you get pissed you shoot the place up and start randomly murdering pedestrians ey?

-steps back carefully-

I'm alot like Aeden Cousland. Though if you're talking about canon characters then

Terminate421:
Well,

I am terrified of dying
I don't like getting burned
Fire based weapons are fun as hell
I love wearing a helmet with my armor, and my helmet must look cool
I am relatively young but not some kid
When I get in the mood I tend to be reckless
If I were to be in an actual war, I might get lucky a few times because of my squad, then die horribly

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I think I win this thread for being the most spot on, I am Ben Carmine

This a million times. I'm just like Ben Carmine. I'm young, a bit of a coward and a bit brash(Although I have yet to be eaten alive).

Also if I was in a position of power (which i'm not) then i'd just be like Saren Arterius. I'd get shit done at whatever the cost.

Terminate421:
Well,

I am terrified of dying
I don't like getting burned
Fire based weapons are fun as hell
I love wearing a helmet with my armor, and my helmet must look cool
I am relatively young but not some kid
When I get in the mood I tend to be reckless
If I were to be in an actual war, I might get lucky a few times because of my squad, then die horribly

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I think I win this thread for being the most spot on, I am Ben Carmine

I was thinking I'd be a bit like Anthony Carmine even before I saw your post, you know someone who is a little reckless, a decent fighter but just ends up getting screwed over by something random like a weapon jam and then taken out by a sniper. I agree with you being spot on though, everyone is trying to be way too cool.

Either this forum is actually full of hardcore badasses who happen to like videogames, or some folks just ain't doin' it right.

Pacman; Imma eat that shit up.

Zhukov:
Ehhh... it's kinda tricky. Most video game characters are poorly defined badasses.

I on the other hand am most decidedly not a badass.

April Ryan from The Longest Journey comes to mind. Partly because she's a young penniless person who isn't sure what she wants to do with herself. Also, something about the unflappable and matter-of-fact way she deals with crazy shit struck a chord with me.

You beat me to it. I will go with Zoe from Dreamfall. Both I could relate with very well.

As far as looks, Soul Calibur's Siegfried.


I have his eyes, his hair, and his face-shape. My friends make fun of me for it all the time.

When it comes to personality, I have no clue. I'll get back to you on that...

Definitely Heather Mason from Silent Hill 3. Honestly, me and her shared the exact same emotions at the exact same time throughout the entire game.

Although I probably wouldn't adapt so easily to the crazy Silent Hill experience as she did if I were in her shoes, buuuuut... Well, I won't lie, not ALL the monsters in that game are exactly that intimidating or even hard to kill, and hell, some of those attacks of theirs, I mean come on, the penis-headed purple things just kinda ram into you... On second thought that's pretty unpleasant, but not in a physically painful kind of way... Oh look, I'm rambling again.

Anyways, Heather Mason. Yeah. Her. Me. Yeah.

giygas from earthbound, off the top of my head. i s'pose that's close enough.

Alex Mercer. Because I can shapeshift and shit like that.

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