20 Of The Most Iconic And Memorable Video Game Characters

Ryu Hayabusa

Ryu Hayabusa made his first debut on the original Nintendo in 1998 in Ninja Gaiden. Recently he’s had a few contemporary installments, and he’ll likely go down as the greatest ninja in video games when all is said and done.

The Nameless One

This was the main character in 1999’s Planescape: Torment, and he likely has the most intricate back-story ever given to a character. He’s an immortal, but the ironic twist is that he suffers from amnesia – he’s unable to remember all the lives he’s led.

Garrett The Thief

Garret, the main protagonist from the Thief series, is iconic not only for his skills as a thief, but also for his depth of character. By nature he is a lone wolf, a rogue only looking out for himself. But as his story progresses through the games, he becomes the classic reluctant hero forced to put his skills to good use.

Ryu From Streetfighter

Ryu is the main face from the epic Street Fighter series. His look hasn’t changed much over the years, nor has his “Hadoukens” and “Shoryukens”. He’s the ultimate warrior who dedicates his entire life and time to developing his skills as a fighter.