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Your favorite video game antagonist

SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
edited April 2015 in Off-Topic
We all have a villain we love to hate or hate to love, just wondering who yours was.
I'm only adding the main antagonist in each game I can think of, so characters like Bhodi "who is admittedly better than most other antagonists" won't be part of this poll.

Your favorite video game antagonist 29 votes

Sarevok Anchev: Baldur's Gate
17%
TuthShandyrbooinyoureyesTheElfAboveTheSky 5 votes
Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
41%
Montresor_SPBelgarathMTHYupImMadBrocyberhawkJuliusBorisovSouthpawmeaglothjackjackSmilingSwordwubblejjstraka34haniatri72 12 votes
Ganondorf: The legend of Zelda
3%
CoryNewb 1 vote
Diablo: Diablo
3%
SethDavis 1 vote
John Henry Eden: Fallout 3
3%
Teflon 1 vote
Belhifet: Icewind Dale
0%
Alduin: Skyrim
0%
Sephiroth: Final Fantasy VII
6%
Awong124Saigon1983 2 votes
GLaDOS: Portal
0%
Other/None
24%
elementKamigoroshiOneAngryMushroomFinneousPJGodAdsoFiendish_Warrior 7 votes
JuliusBorisovMontresor_SPbooinyoureyesCrevsDaakTeflon

Comments

  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    So yeah there thousands and thousands of antagonists in video game and these are the ones off the top of my head.
    Honorable mention to some that I couldn't find space for, Bowser, Gary "douchebag" Oak, Shao Khan, Kain, Zeus, Ares, the Joker and about million others I couldn't think of.

    MortiannaYupImMadBroTeflon
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 16,314
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    Stand.

    CrevsDaakTeflon
  • SmilingSwordSmilingSword Member Posts: 827
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    Ahhh, the child of Bhaal has awoken. It is time for more...'experiments'... The pain will only be passing; you should survive the process...

    I have probably heard this bit of dialogue a hundred times and I'm not gonna lie I've never once gotten sick of it.
    Irenicus is a villain i love to hate and one who really never gets old, I must admit, I have developed the terrible habit of saying all his lines along with him.

    wubblebooinyoureyesCrevsDaakTeflon
  • AdsoAdso Member Posts: 122
    Other/None
    CATS from "Zero Wing" (1989)

    Fiendish_WarriorjackjackTeflon
  • Montresor_SPMontresor_SP Member Posts: 2,010
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    Hey, what about Nexlit? Or Uncle Lester? :smiley:

    Seriously though, Irenicus takes the price for me, though both Sarevok and The Transcendent One are close behind.

    JuliusBorisov
  • CoryNewbCoryNewb Member Posts: 1,330
    Ganondorf: The legend of Zelda
    Link to the past is probably my favorite game ever. Haven't played a Zelda game in a while, but I love how scared of ganon I was as a child in the original 2 games.

    booinyoureyes
  • booinyoureyesbooinyoureyes Member Posts: 6,162
    Sarevok Anchev: Baldur's Gate
    image

    JuliusBorisovShandyrjackjack
  • iKrivetkoiKrivetko Member Posts: 934
    edited April 2015
    Officer Tenpenny from GTASA. Portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, no less.

    See ya 'round, like a doughnut, Carl!

  • Fiendish_WarriorFiendish_Warrior Member Posts: 309
    Other/None
    Adso said:

    CATS from "Zero Wing" (1989)

    All your base are now belong to us!

    AdsoTeflon
  • Fiendish_WarriorFiendish_Warrior Member Posts: 309
    edited April 2015
    Other/None
    For me, it's probably Garland from FFI. For being one of the first complex top-down RPGs, what a plot twist. I hope everyone has played it, but out of courtesy...
    who would've thought that the first and easiest boss of the game would turn out to be the catalyst for the final boss, Chaos? That was an epic plot twist.


    A close one is also Golbez from FFIV. He thwarted me at every turn and I truly grew to hate him.

    Similarly, Thanatos from SoM had an incredible story as well.

    Post edited by Fiendish_Warrior on
    FinneousPJCoryNewb
  • Saigon1983Saigon1983 Member Posts: 139
    Sephiroth: Final Fantasy VII
    OneWinged Angel Sephiroth no doubts for me

  • ShandyrShandyr Member Posts: 8,263
    Sarevok Anchev: Baldur's Gate
    An excellent choice my dear Mr Hamster I must say, @booinyoureyes
    :cookie: for you

    booinyoureyes
  • jackjackjackjack Member Posts: 3,247
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    Honorable mention goes to Kefka from Final Fantasy VI
    But seriously, of all the villains who stuck in my memory, Jon Irenicus stands out as #1.

    booinyoureyesFinneousPJSmilingSwordJuliusBorisov
  • FinneousPJFinneousPJ Member Posts: 5,869
    Other/None
    I really tend to like Final Fantasy villains. I feel like FF8 could be the one that induced the most controversial theorycrafting, namely the
    Rinoa is Ultimecia theory.
    I'm going to pick FF8.

    Fiendish_Warrior
  • Saigon1983Saigon1983 Member Posts: 139
    Sephiroth: Final Fantasy VII

    I really tend to like Final Fantasy villains. I feel like FF8 could be the one that induced the most controversial theorycrafting, namely the

    Rinoa is Ultimecia theory.
    I'm going to pick FF8.

    Yeah, second after Sephiroth

    FinneousPJ
  • Saigon1983Saigon1983 Member Posts: 139
    Sephiroth: Final Fantasy VII
    The 90th of Square was pretty... no... awesome good. Unbelievable good. And almost for present time I don't know any of stories that are such... deep in mind, I think. Yes, the best game for me is BG or IWD, and the best realm is FR, but Square stories are something, that settles in my mind. There is 95% of best for me in BG, but 5% is for Squaresoft (not for Squareenix) forever...

  • elementelement Member Posts: 833
    edited April 2015
    Other/None
    assuming we aren't talking main villain only im going to have to say

    psycho mantis



    SethDavis
  • Artemius_IArtemius_I Member Posts: 2,610
    Non-Baldur's Gate antagonists:

    - Loghain, Corypheus - Dragon Age
    - (Liquid) Ocelot - Metal Gear Solid
    - N - Pokemon Black/White
    - Hazama - Blazblue
    - Bowser - Mario

    Can't pick a favorite because they can't really be compared to each other.

    booinyoureyesJuliusBorisov
  • jjstraka34jjstraka34 Member Posts: 5,675
    edited April 2015
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    It's Irenicus for me as well....though I give an honorable mention to LeChuck from the Monkey Island series. And I saw an inspired choice on one list I read....Dysentery, from the Oregon Trail.
    iKrivetko said:

    Officer Tenpenny from GTASA. Portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, no less.

    See ya 'round, like a doughnut, Carl!

    There really wasn't anyone you could trust in that game OR Vice City come to think of it.

    wubbleFiendish_Warrior
  • CoryNewbCoryNewb Member Posts: 1,330
    Ganondorf: The legend of Zelda

    For me, it's probably Garland from FFI. For being one of the first complex top-down RPGs, what a plot twist. I hope everyone has played it, but out of courtesy...

    who would've thought that the first and easiest boss of the game would turn out to be the catalyst for the final boss, Chaos? That was an epic plot twist.


    A close one is also Golbez from FFIV. He thwarted me at every turn and I truly grew to hate him.

    Similarly, Thanatos from SoM had an incredible story as well.

    Golbez was great, and FF4 is my favorite in the series.

    I also like Dracula in the early Castlevania games :)

    Fiendish_Warrior
  • CoryNewbCoryNewb Member Posts: 1,330
    Ganondorf: The legend of Zelda

    Non-Baldur's Gate antagonists:

    - Loghain, Corypheus - Dragon Age
    - (Liquid) Ocelot - Metal Gear Solid
    - N - Pokemon Black/White
    - Hazama - Blazblue
    - Bowser - Mario

    Can't pick a favorite because they can't really be compared to each other.

    Oh man, The Boss in MGS3 is also a personal favorite...so many great choices! :smiley:

  • SouthpawSouthpaw Member Posts: 2,026
    Jon Irenicus: Baldur's Gate 2 Shadows of Amn
    I was inclined to choose Sephiroth from FF7, but Jon is just unforgettable...

  • KamigoroshiKamigoroshi Member Posts: 4,425
    Other/None
    Witsuarunemitea: Utawarerumono

    Closely followed by
    The Transcendent One: Planescape: Torment

    Montresor_SPJuliusBorisov
  • TuthTuth Member Posts: 233
    Sarevok Anchev: Baldur's Gate
    Out of the ones listed, Sarevok would be my favourite, he's been that since I saw the intro from Baldur's Gate for the first time. That voice and armor, not knowing anything about him untill later chapters and how his plan slowly unfolds. I like that theme of Highlander-esque "There can be only one" in the final stages of the game.

    Some other antagonists that I really like:
    - The Transcendent One from Planescape: Torment. At first I had no idea who he was when he showed up in the middle of the story, but I must admit that he is an amazing antagonist and the final dialogue is just amazing.
    - Master from Fallout. One of the reasons, why the first Fallout will always be my favourite in the series. I was so curious to meet him, after learning more and more about him. Wow, just wow.
    - The Warlord from Anvil of Dawn. The one who brought the horrors to that world, he has that aura of invincibility and finally shows up at the final moment. Remids me of Darth Vader in some way.

    I enjoy the antagonists that are mysterious, hearing some scraps of information about them and only to meet them later. As opposed to the obvious sign on the forehead "I'm the villain! Muahaha!".

    ShandyrJuliusBorisov
  • TeflonTeflon Member, Translator (NDA) Posts: 517
    John Henry Eden: Fallout 3
    I heard his voice too much so I became addicted.
    and surprised later found out teh voice actor was malcolm mcdowell, clockwork orange dude.
    I hope someday john henry eden sings singing in the rain ;)

    SmilingSwordMontresor_SPjackjack
  • O_BruceO_Bruce Member Posts: 2,638
    Sorry, I cannot vote this pool. Mainly because I can't really pick my favourite antagonist in videogames, I would have serious problems deciding which one I like the most. As a result, here's the list of my most liked antagonists.

    - Jon Irenicus. No need to introduce the guy, I believe.

    - The Master (Fallout 1). The entire concept, story behind him, creepiness and complete dedication towards his goal. Also, the fact that you have multiple ways to deal with this guy.

    - Malthael (Diablo 3: RoS). Everything about him is badass. Appearance? Check. Voice? Check. Introduction? Check. Personality? Check. Boss battle? Check. Music during said boss battle? Check. The best villain in Diablo series, period.

    These are guys I like the most. Of course, there are others good antagonists, but I've decided to state only the very bests. Also, I'm aware that there are many games I haven't played at all yet, so I guess that's that. Some characters that are highly regarded reason I am unable to understand were missed here as well. Bowser, for example.

    JuliusBorisov
  • TheElfTheElf Member Posts: 788
    Sarevok Anchev: Baldur's Gate
    It's Sarevok of this bunch for me. Much as I like Irenicus, he was just a bitter old man with nothing but revenge on his mind. Sarevok got dealt the worst hand he could in terms of both of his fathers, and almost spun it into godhood (at least if you ignore the events of ToB which make it look like his actions were meaningless :/). You almost had to admire the guy.

    Also, Kefka from FF6.

    jackjackJuliusBorisov
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