The relation between metal and games is an everlasting one. For some reason most musically enlightened people (being those people who love rock and metal) are also consistent gamers. Coincidence, maybe… But I think a huge part of it is the overwhelming number of badass game characters which support the culture and mentality of metal heads all over the world.
So which of these characters are the baddest of the bad, which of these characters can you imagine cranking up a heavy-as-hell tune and moshing the hell out of a crowd?
Well, being a game fanatic myself, and a game designer by profession, I have figured it out. So here we go with the top 10 BIGGEST, BADDEST, AND MOST HARDCORE METAL game characters EVER!
10. Noob Saibot – Mortal Kombat Series
The dude is dressed in black from head to toe and is the freakin ghost of the original Sub-Zero, not to mention that he has a wicked laugh and can beat you up with his shadow. In the newest Mortal Kombat (aka MK9), him and his shadow rip you into two halves as a finisher.
Reminds me of when Ozzy bit the head off a bat.
9. Lars Umlaut – Guitar Hero Series
This dude does not only look extremely metal-like but he also has one of the most metal names ever.
His last name defined: diacritic in names of heavy metal or hard rock bands for effect.
You know those dots over the letters in rock bands names like Blue Oyster Cult and Motorhead. Need I say more?!
8. Akuma/Gouki – Street Fighter Series
Ah yes, the demonic baby brother of Gouken. Hair on fire and eyes that turn as red as blood. He has been a secret character and final boss in a bunch of games and was even modified by the mutant Apocalypse at one point to be even more bad ass.
In SSFIV he yells out “Die 1’000 deaths” before he whips your ass with his ultra combo.Very metal of him.
7. Sephiroth – Final Fantasy VII
Nobody but nobody messes with Sephiroth, he can burn down your village with a smirk on his face, drop from 200 feet with a look of calmness while baring an insanely long ass Kitana, his hair is just evil looking, and killer music when he pops onto the scene.
And he doesn’t only rock in FFVII he also kicks ass in the 2005 animated movie titled Final fantasy VII: Advent Children.
6. Daniel Garner – Painkiller
From my point of view Painkiller is one of the most metal games out there. You freakin go into the depths of hell to fight off demons, zombies, vampires, ghosts, freaks of nature, and Satan himself with some of the most insane weapons ever created in a shoot ‘em up game, you can even pin zombies to a wall with a stake. So being the main character of this very head banging game makes Daniel Garner a definite pick for this list.
5. Kain – Legacy of Kain Series
The vampire of all vampires, the most epic vampire ever, just being a vampire gives him crazy metal points for this list. I know i said vampire three times but seriously this dude killed his own son and right hand man for spawning wings before he did. He is unbelievably sinister and has no problem killing and draining dry every single being in his way to get what he wants, plus he looks fucking bad ass!!!
4. Illidan Stormrage – Warcraft III/Wow
Where to begin?
He has evil demon wings, huge horns on his head, demon blood flowing through his night elf blood, insane tattoos, he is blind but can see, and he has been known to transform into a blood raged black demon.
“You dare enter my realm?!…..You are not prepared!”
3. Duke Nukem – Duke Nukem Series
Got any gum? Cause he is all out and about to kick some alien ass or as he puts it…”Dick ya in the butt”. I could quote Duke for about 10 days straight and enjoy every minute of it…
Let’s look at a few shall we…
“My boot, your face; the perfect couple.”
“Your face, your ass – what’s the difference?”
“I’ve got balls of steel.”
“Hail to the King, baby!”
Not to mention the other numerous song and movie quotes throughout the game and the R rated content. Metal? I say yes.
2. Dante – Dante’s Inferno
The crusader that killed death…then stitched a cross onto his torso…and ventured into hell to cause a little more chaos…and why not?!…
He looks devilishly bad ass and wields some pretty bad ass weapons for a religious dude on a mission.
is he the Metalhead of his time?…YES.
1. Kratos – God of War Series
“The hands of Death could not defeat me. The sisters of fate could not hold me. And you will not see the end of this day. I will have my revenge!”
The most bad ass game character ever! Kratos has the baddest attitude out of any character I have ever seen in a game. Killing and defying the gods of Greek myth left and right, becoming the God of War, getting stabbed by the sword of Olympus and surviving, and getting it on with the two chicks on the ship in the first God of War. If Kratos were around in real life today, he would definitely have some death metal tunes blasting while he cuts himself up some gods.
\m/r post by Leo