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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #180 on: September 08, 2010, 02:39:10 AM »
Master Cheif DIDN'T make it? I expected top 10 at least
Why? It's been a while since I've played the Halo games, but I don't really remember him doing anything that makes him a great character in the literary sense. He seemed very cookie-cutter.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #181 on: September 08, 2010, 07:39:05 AM »
I was surprised he didn't make the cut myself. I've never been a big fan of Halo, but Master Chief was all that and a side of fries just a few years ago. How soon we forget.

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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #182 on: September 08, 2010, 07:41:52 AM »
#15 - Fox McCloud

(78 Points) 5 of 24 Lists - Highest Ranking - #5 - Invader Quirk
 

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List of Games:

Star Fox
Star Fox 2 (Canceled)
Star Fox 64
Super Smash Bros.
Star Fox Adventures
Star Fox: Assault
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Star Fox Command
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Stunt Race FX

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Fox McCloud is an anthropomorphic red fox and the main protagonist of the Star Fox series. He is also a pilot, combatant, adventurer, and leader of the Star Fox team. Fox is the son of James McCloud, who taught him throughout his childhood to never give up. During his teen years, Fox joined the Cornerian Flight Academy with his close friend Bill Grey. It was during this time that Andross made his first move against the Lylat System. Fox is also good friends with Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad, who apparently joined him at the academy. Fox also considers Peppy Hare a father figure, as the two formed a bond after James' death.

Fox has green eyes which sometimes appear to be blue, orange-brown fur, and his golden-brown white-highlighted hair is cut into a crew cut. The rest of his skin is a cream-colored tone. He also has a bushy white-tipped tail. Fox is of medium height and weight, but this is contradicted in the Super Smash Bros. games, where he is a mid-sized target, but also very light.

Fox is an overall strong and loyal leader. Although a bit of a cocky rogue with a tendency to disregard rules and regulations (and to complain if he's not being paid enough), he is ultimately, according to Star Fox Adventures, "pure of heart". Fox is shown to be very protective of his friends, as seen in the games, of his team. Fox's facial expression is always either a stoic look or cocky smile.

Fox speaks in a rather youthful voice in all games.

According to the Japanese manual for Star Fox 64, Fox was born on Papetoon to James and Vixy Reinard McCloud 18 years before the Lylat Wars. Due to his mother's death when he was still young, he was almost entirely raised by his father on Corneria. He displayed exceptional aerial skills even at a young age and joined the Cornerian Flight academy along with Bill and Slippy Toad. It is in this time he also met Falco Lombardi.

Later, strange activity would be reported coming from the planet, Venom, where five years previously General Pepper had banished the delusional power-mad scientist, Andross. James McCloud, member of the Star Fox team, flew to Venom to investigate, but was betrayed by his fellow pilot Pigma Dengar and he along with Peppy were captured. Peppy soon managed to escape and James was supposedly killed by Andross.

Peppy Hare returned from the incident as the sole survivor to inform Fox of his father's fate. Emotionally gripped by the news, Fox dropped out of the Academy in order to avenge his father's apparent death. Peppy took Fox under his wing, and together formed a new Star Fox team, recruiting Falco and Slippy to the team.

Trivia:

Miyamoto finally settled on having a fox as the main character after visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto, the head shrine of Inari, a Japanese kami associated with foxes. Inari is portrayed as being able to fly, and its shrines, particularly the one in Kyoto, are surrounded by red arches (torii), giving Miyamoto the idea of a fox that could fly through arches.

Pak's Thoughts - I'll never forget the first time I played Star Fox on the SNES. The sound of the claxons blaring while the emergency broadcast plays in the opening scene, coupled with the at-the-time revolutionary graphics made for one of the most immersive experiences you could get on your Super Nintendo.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #183 on: September 08, 2010, 07:43:21 AM »
#14 - Donkey Kong

(82 Points) 7 of 24 Lists - Highest Ranking - #4 - Invader Quirk
 

He's the leader of the bunch,
You know him well,
He's finally back,
To kick some tail.
His coconut gun,
Can fire in spurts,
If he shoots ya...
Its gonna hurt!

He's bigger, faster,
And stronger too.
He's the first member,
Of the D.K. Crew.

HUH!

D-K...Donkey Kong...

D-K...Donkey Kong is here!...

List of Games:

Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Donkey Kong 3
F-1 Race
NES Open Tournament Golf
Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Country 2" Diddy's Kong Quest
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Donkey Kong Land 3
Mario Kart 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Game & Watch Gallery 2
Mario Party
Super Smash Bros.
Mario Golf
Donkey Kong 64
Game & Watch Gallery 3
Mario Party 2
Mario Tennis
Mario Tennis (GBC)
Mario Party 3
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Mario Party 4
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Mario Party-e
WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$!
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Party 5
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Donkey Konga
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Party 6
WarioWare Touched!
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
Donkey Konga 3: Tabe-Houdai! Haru Mogitate 50 kyoku
Donkey Konga 2
WarioWare Twisted!
Mario Superstar Baseball
DK: King of Swing
Mario Party 7
Mario Kart DS
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Tetris DS
Mario Hoops 3 on 3
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Mario Party 8
Itadaki Street DS
Mario Strikers Charged
DK: Jungle Climber
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Mario Party DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Super Sluggers
Game & Watch Collection
Punch Out!!
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Metronome
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Upcoming)
Mario Kart Arcade GP
Yakuman DS
Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

Just the facts/Stuff I wiki'd:Trivia:

He is currently voiced by Takashi Nagasako in most of the games as of 2004.

Pak's Thoughts - Donkey Kong is the bomb. He was a great villain back in the old arcade games, and he's gone on to come into his own in a number of great platformers. He's one of my go-to guys in all the multiplayer mario spinoffs he's starred in. If continuously pounding the ground in a game of Smash Bros. is cheap, then lock me in gamer prison. It's just too much fun. :^)


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #184 on: September 08, 2010, 07:44:16 AM »
#13 - Earthworm Jim

(82 Points) 7 of 24 Lists - Highest Ranking - #3 - mr.b.natural

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List of Games:

Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
Earthworm Jim 3D
Clayfighter 63 1/3
Battle Arena Toshinden

Just the facts/Stuff I wiki'd:

Earthworm Jim is the protagonist of the Earthworm Jim video games and animated series. For most of his life, Jim was just an ordinary earthworm engaging in normal worm activities, such as eating dirt, crawling, and fleeing from hungry birds, until one day wherein fate should happen to smile upon him and his life was changed forever. A fearsome bounty hunter named Psy-Crow was en route to deliver the "Ultra-high-tech-indestructible-super-space-cyber-suit" to Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Puss-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt, but got in a confrontation with another space ship and lost the suit out of an airlock. The suit fell to earth landing on a farm somewhere in the southern United States. While fleeing from a flock of hungry crows Jim took refuge in the mysterious suit. The suit's powerful atomic particles affected Jim's wormy flesh and caused him to grow and evolve at a fantastic rate. Upon discovering his new-found powers granted by the suit, he overhears Psy-Crow talking to Queen Slug-For-A-Butt, and becomes interested in meeting the queen's twin sister, Princess What's-Her-Name, setting up the events of the first game. Through the games, Jim travels to many planets and faces many villains who are after the suit. In Earthworm Jim 2, Jim must rescue Princess What's-Her-Name when she is kidnapped by Psy-Crow.

Jim posesses a wealth of firepower while in his suit and also has the ability to grab his Earthworm body out of his suit and crack it like a whip.

Trivia:

Earthworm Jim is voiced in Clayfighter by Dan Castellaneta, of Homer Simpson fame.

Pak's Thoughts - Oh there may be better-made platformers out there, with clearer hit-detection and tighter controls, but Earthworm Jim remains my favorite platformer of all time. How many other games are there that randomly make you launch a cow mid-level for no clear reason, or that make you dress up like a blind cave salamander as a disguise, without really explaining why you were disguised? The animation was beautiful in its day and still looks good today, and Doug TenNapel's character design rocks. One day, in an act of sheer devotion, I may actually play through the abomination that is Earthworm Jim 3D. I haven't yet, but I've thought about it, and that's devotion right there! :^)


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #185 on: September 08, 2010, 07:48:11 AM »
#12 - Sonic the Hedgehog

(89 Points) 4 of 24 Lists - Highest Ranking - #1 - Smoky

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List of Games:

For the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (W)
Knuckles in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (W)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (NE)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (W)
Sonic & Knuckles (W)
Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island/Sonic 3D Blast (NE)
Sonic Compilation/Sonic Classics 3-in-1 (contains Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine) (EN)
Crusader of Centy (Sonic appears as a cameo on Anemone Beach) (W)
OutRunners (Sonic appears as a cameo on a billboard sign at the opening stage) (W)
Wacky Worlds (Sonic and Tails appear as a cameo) (N)
Sports Talk Baseball(Sonic appears as a cameo if you hit the ball far enough) (N)
For Sega Mega-CD/Sega CD
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (aka Sonic CD) (W)
For the Sega Meganet Modem
Sonic Eraser (J)
For the Sega Master System
Sonic the Hedgehog (EN)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (E)
Sonic Chaos (E)
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (E)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (E)
Sonic Blast (E)
For the Sega Game Gear
Sonic the Hedgehog (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (W)
Sonic Chaos (Sonic & Tails) (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (NE)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (NE)
Sonic Drift (NJ)
Sonic Triple Trouble (Sonic & Tails 2) (W)
Sonic Drift 2 (Sonic Drift Racing) (W)
Tails Adventure (W)
Sonic 2 In 1 (contains Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic Spinball (Game Gear version)) (E)
Sonic Labyrinth (W)
Tails' Skypatrol (J)
Sonic Blast (aka G-Sonic) (W)
Sega Game Pack 4 in 1 (Sonic appears as the umpire in Tennis)
For the Sega Pico
Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld (aka Sonic's Gameworld) (JN)
Tails and the Music Maker (W)
For the Genesis 32X / Mega Drive 32X / Super 32X
Knuckles' Chaotix (aka Chaotix) (cameo) (W)
For the Sega Saturn
Gale Racer (Appeared as a keychain) (J)
Sonic Jam (W)
Sonic R (W)
Sonic 3D Blast (aka Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island or Sonic 3D Blast: Flickies' Island) (W)
Bug! Sonic is a cameo in this game and you even get to race him. (W)
Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams Sonic appears as an unlockable character. (W)
For the Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure (W)
Sonic Shuffle (W)
Sonic Adventure 2 (w)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Smash Pack) (N)
Shenmue (appears as a toy capsule) (W)
Sega Gaga (Sonic is a cameo in this game) (J)
For the VMU
Chao Adventure (W)
Chao Adventure 2 (W)
For the LeapFrog Leapster
Sonic X (N)
For the DVD Video Games / PC Videos
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (N)
Sonic the Hedgehog (N)
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (N)
Sonic Underground (N)
Sonic X (N)
For the PC
Sonic the Hedgehog CD (aka Sonic CD) (W)
Sonic's Schoolhouse (N)
Sonic & Garfield Pack (N)
Sonic & Knuckles Collection (a combination of the Sega Genesis games Sonic 3, S&K and S3&K) (W)
Sonic 3D Blast (a port of the Sega Saturn version) (NE)
Sega Smash Pack (N)
Sega Smash Pack 2 (N)
Sonic Action Pack (N)
Sega PC Twin Pack (N)
Sonic the Screen Saver (W)
Sonic R (W)
Sega PC Puzzle Pack (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog (RealArcade) (N)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (RealArcade (N), Sega Smash Pack 2 a.k.a. "SEGA Archives from USA Vol. 3" in Japan)(JN) [1]
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (RealArcade (N), Sega Smash Pack a.k.a. "SEGA Archives from USA Vol. 1" in Japan) (JN) [2]
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (RealArcade (N), Sega Puzzle Pack a.k.a. "SEGA Archives from USA Vol. 2" in Japan) (JN) [3]
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (RealArcade) (N)
Sonic & Knuckles (RealArcade) (N)
Sonic 3D Blast (RealArcade (port of Sega Genesis version)) (NE)
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (W)
Sonic Heroes (W)
Sonic Mega Collection Plus (NE)
Sonic Riders (NE)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Bug! Sonic is a cameo in this game and you even get to race him. (N)
Sonic PC Collection (E)
For SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color / Game Boy Color
Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure (W)
For Game Boy Advance
Sonic Advance (W)
Sega Smash Pack (N)
Sonic Advance 2 (W)
Sonic Pinball Party (W)
Sonic Battle (W)
Sonic X Game Boy Advance Video Volume 1 (N)
Sonic X Game Boy Advance Video Volume 2 (N)
Sonic Advance 3 (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis (N)
For Nintendo GameCube
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (W)
Sonic Adventure DX (W)
Sonic Heroes (W)
Shadow the Hedgehog (W)
Sonic Mega Collection (W)
Sonic Gems Collection (W)
Sonic Riders (W)
For PlayStation 2
Sonic Heroes (W)
Sonic the Fighters (W)
Sega Superstars (W)
Sonic Mega Collection Plus (W)
Sonic Gems Collection (JE)
Shadow the Hedgehog (NW)
Sonic Riders (W)
Sega Genesis Collection (aka Sega Mega Drive Collection) (W)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (W)
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Unleashed
For Nintendo DS / Nintendo DSi
Sonic Rush (W)
Sonic Rush Adventure (W)
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Sonic Classic Collection
Sonic Colors
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
For PlayStation Portable
Sonic Rivals (NE)
Sega Genesis Collection (W)
Sonic Rivals 2
For Xbox
Sonic Heroes (W)
Sonic Mega Collection Plus (W)
Shadow the Hedgehog (W)
Sonic Riders (W)
For Xbox 360
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 game) (W)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Xbox Live Arcade)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Xbox Live Arcade)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Xbox Live Arcade)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Xbox Live Arcade)
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Unleashed/Sonic World Adventure
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
For PlayStation 3
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006 game) (W)
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Unleashed/Sonic World Adventure
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Playstation Network)
LittleBigPlanet (Sonic character costumes available as DLC)[1]
For Wii
Sonic and the Secret Rings (formerly Sonic Wildfire and Hyper Sonic) (W)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (W)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Sonic the Hedgehog (Virtual Console)
Sonic Spinball (Virtual Console)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Virtual Console)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Virtual Console)
Sonic & Knuckles (Virtual Console)
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (Wii Ware)
Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) (Virtual Console)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) (Virtual Console)
Sonic Chaos (Virtual Console)
Sonic 3D (Wii Virtual Console)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Virtual Console)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Sega Superstars Tennis
Sonic Unleashed/Sonic World Adventure
Sonic and the Black Knight
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Sonic Colors
For Nokia N-Gage
Sonic N (NE)
For Arcade
Rad Mobile (A Sonic charm hangs from your car's rear view mirror. This is Sonic's first appearance in a video game)
Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car (J)
SegaSonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol (J)
SegaSonic the Hedgehog (J)
Sonic the Hedgehog AWP (E)
Sonic the Fighters (aka Sonic Championship) (JN)
Dirt Devils (JNE) (A black silhouette of Sonic's head from the Sonic Team logo appears on the hood of the "Agile, but Tricky" Euro-Prototype car)
Sonic & Tails Spinner (N)
CR Sonic (J)
SegaSonic Popcorn Shop (J)
Sonic's Space Tours (J)
UFO Mini: Sega Sonic (J)
Sonic Mini-Games
For Tiger Game.com
Sonic Jam (N)
For Mobile Phones
Sonic the Hedgehog (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic the Hedgehog (E) - Pre-loaded on Panasonic VS2 Tri-band GSM cellphone and for some Verizon cellular phones
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (J)
Sonic Casino Poker (J)
Sonic Kart 3DX (J)
Sonic Timing of the Train (J)
SONIKKU GYAMON (J)
Samba De Amigo (J)
Eggman Panic (J)
Flicky (J)
Sonic Hearts (J)
Sonic Tennis (J) - For Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504 / 505 / 900
Sonic Golf 3D (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Golf (J)
Speed (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Speed DX (J) - For Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo i-mode 505 / 900
Sonic Fishing (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Billiards (J) - For Vodafone and NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Napoleon (J)
Sonic 7 if all (J)
Shadow Shoot (J)
Amy Page One (J)
Nakayoshi Chao (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 504
Sonic Bowling (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Jump (JN)
Sonic No Jirai Sagashi Game (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Racing Shift Up (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Putter (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Darts (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504
Sonic Racing Kart (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504 / 505 / 900
Sonic Reversi (J) - For NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504 / 505
Sonic Reversi Hyper (J)
Sonic's Millionaire (J)
Sonic Panel Puzzel (J)
Tails No Flying Get (J) - NTT DoCoMo i-mode 504 / 505 / 900
Sonic Cake Hopping (J) - NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504 / 505 / 900
Sonic Hopping 2 (J) - NTT DoCoMo i-mode 503 / 504 / 505 / 900
Sonic Jump 2 (NA)
Sonic Unleashed (J,E,N)
Sonic Spinball (E,NA)
Sonic at the Olympic Games
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing

Just the facts/Stuff I wiki'd:

Sonic the Hedgehog is a supersonic hedgehog that can move faster than the speed of sound (765 mph, which is faster than Mach 1), with lightning reflexes to match (hence the name Sonic) and loves adventure. He acknowledges the fact that the Earth is just as cool and blue as he is. He is 15 years old, stands at 100 centimeters (3 ft 3 in), weighs 35 kilograms (77 lbs) and was born on Christmas Island. Artist Naoto ?shima, designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and programmer Yuji Naka are generally credited with the creation of the character, a blue-furred, blue and-peach-skinned, green-eyed, anthropomorphic African pygmy hedgehog, who has the ability to move faster than the speed of sound and possesses the ability curl up into a ball (like a regular hedgehog), primarily to attack enemies. This is a major part of the gameplay of the series.

In April 1990, Sega requested a game capable of selling over one million copies, a character who could compete against Nintendo's Super Mario, and a character to replace Alex Kidd as the company's mascot. Several character designs were submitted by its AM8 research & development department, including an armadillo (who was later developed into Mighty the Armadillo), a dog, an over-sized Theodore Roosevelt in pajamas (which would later be the basis of Doctor Eggman's design), and a rabbit (intended to use its extendable ears to collect objects; these aspects were later incorporated into Ristar, and were later incorporated into Sonic's Werehog transformation). Eventually, a hedgehog, whose color was based on the SEGA logo, his shoe buckles based on "Michael Jackson", his shoe color based on "Santa Clause" and his personality, on the other hand, was directly inspired by future-President Bill Clinton, who Ohshima felt embodied a modern sensibility of wanting to get things done right away, righting wrongs as they presented themselves instead of letting them linger initially codenamed "Mr. Needlemouse", was chosen as the new mascot.

A group of fifteen started working on Sonic the Hedgehog and renamed themselves Sonic Team. The game's soundtrack was composed by Masato Nakamura of the band Dreams Come True. Sega sponsored the group's "Wonder 3" tour, painting Sonic on the tour bus, distributing pamphlets advertising the game, and having footage of the game broadcast above stage prior to its release.

Sonic's precise age, weight, height and other physical characteristics vary depending on the continuity in which he appears and the style in which he is drawn. In the video games, Sonic's original design by Naoto ?shima was quite short and childlike (perhaps because he was 10 years old at the time of debut), with short spiky hair, a round body, one spike in his back, and no visible irises. Artwork featuring this design and drawn by Akira Watanabe was displayed on the package artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), and most subsequent Sonic video games featured similar designs. Beginning with Sonic Adventure in 1998, Sonic was redesigned by Yuji Uekawa as a 15-year-old, taller character with longer legs and a less spherical body, longer and more drooping spiky hair, two spikes in his back, and emerald-green-colored eyes. Further subtle changes to the character's design have been made in subsequent games. Spin-off media such as comics and cartoons have featured variations on all these video game designs, with restrictions set by the standardized model sheets.

Sonic has been described as being "like the wind", and is noted for being free-spirited and adventurous. He mainly prefers to simply be called by his name and not any fancy title; in his encounters with Princess Elise and Cream the Rabbit (both called him "Mr. Sonic"), Shahra the Ring Genie (who called him "Master"), Caliburn the Sword (who called him "Knave", though Sonic was especially annoyed by this), and Erazor Djinn (who kept calling him "Filthy rat", though it might just be an insult), he insisted that they merely call him "Sonic". He enjoys relaxation, but is never one to rest in the face of injustice. He is extremely benevolent and always keeps his word and he willingly puts himself at risk to help others, taking on any challenge that confronts him without hesitation, though he usually sees his heroics and fighting evil as an opportunity to have fun, making him somewhat of a thrill-seeker and adrenaline junkie. However, in times of crisis, he focuses entirely on the task at hand and sees it as truly serious with no real fun involved. Sonic is shown to have a remarkable capacity to forgive, as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), when he quickly forgave Silver and accepted his help in saving Elise in their third encounter, despite that Silver tried to kill him, twice

The Japanese version of Sonic Advance 3 strategy guide, Sonic Unleashed, and Sonic and the Black Knight states that, Sonic's favorite food is chili dogs. He displays an interest in rock music. Some official character art and a television commercial for Sonic Adventure suggests that he has a personal hobby as a Disc Jockey. Furthermore, it is displayed in Sonic Rush for the Nintendo DS that Sonic also enjoys break dancing as it is one of his primary ways for filling up his Rush meter. His battle moves in Sonic Battle are also based on break dancing, as mentioned in the attack descriptions. He also breakdances in Sonic Advance 3 if he finishes a level in a short-enough time. Lastly, one of his taunts in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is him break dancing and saying, "C'mon, step it up!" .He will also breakdance if he gets first place in the "Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games" (Similar to Luigi so they may be rivals in that way.) He has been credited as "the fastest thing alive" being able to run faster than the speed of sound.

Sonic Unleashed's booklet states that his personality is "A juxtaposition of kindness and ferocity, as, on one hand, he does all he can to snuff out evil, but he can't look away when someone is in trouble.". Sonic Unleashed also has sidequests in which Sonic the Werehog is trying to convince the Elder Gregorios in Apotos that he is Sonic the Hedgehog. To prove it, Sonic undergoes a test of speed, which involves him getting a pair of glasses for the Elder in a certain time limit; a test of courage, by protecting the Elder from minions of Dark Gaia; and a test of selflessness and kindness, which involves Sonic obtaining a book for the Elder out of kindness. Despite being very proud and a world renowned showoff, he shows some form of modesty when taking compliments. This is shown in Sonic and the Secret Rings where Sonic prefers not to be called "Master", and where he is referred to as the "Legendary Hedgehog" ("Me? Legendary? You've gotta be kidding! You're gonna make me blush!").

At times, Sonic seems to be somewhat overconfident in his abilities; for example, when Merlina stops him from attacking the Black Knight, he is irked and asked why she did so, positive that he could have defeated him.

Sonic's taunts and confidence easily portray that he is smug, he is also very stubborn, as shown in the end of Team Sonic's story in Sonic Heroes. After narrowly escaping Eggman's exploding ship, Knuckles exclaims, "Boy, talk about cutting close!" to which Sonic replies, "Not really..." this implies Sonic is too stubborn to admit a task is difficult for him, but after being teased by Knuckles, Sonic admits he needed Knuckles' and Tails' help, to Knuckles' obvious great surprise.

Sonic is also known for indomitable will (which no doubt goes hand in hand with stubbornness) and his will to keep on fighting surpasses his actual ability to keep on fighting. An example of this can be seen in Sonic and the Black Knight, where Sonic continues to try to fight Merlina despite being unable to reach her through her force field shield, being hit repeated times so he is badly hurt and exhausted, and having his sword broken as he attempted to parry Merlina's attack. Sonic's friends plead him to give up, but he refuses ("It was never about chivalry for me. I've just gotta do what I gotta do, that's all...")

It has also been shown that Sonic will try to hide pain, fear (unless Amy gets angry) or exhaustion, and will do so up until he faints.

It has been revealed that Sonic loves his speed and that his rivals have never insulted his speed except Jet the Hawk, which makes Jet Sonic's only rival that actually gets him mad.

It is to note that regardless of the countless foes he has fought throughout the series, he bears no ill will to none of them, but rather he admires how powerful some of them are and how much fun they have given to him. An example of this is seen when Metal Sonic is defeated and Sonic tells him that he is open for a rematch. Most notable towards Dr. Eggman, whom has constantly tried to destroy him to complete his schemes, however Sonic is satisfied with merely stopping him, also in occasions where Eggman helps Sonic and co. to save the world (although for his own interests, mainly because he couldn't take over the world, if it's destroyed) he never rejects his help.


Trivia:

The reason Sonic is blue in color is so that he can represent SEGA's logo which is blue. Also, the color blue symbolizes "peace", which Yuji Naka felt that the word "peace" describes Sonic's character very well.

Sonic is usually voiced by Jason Griffith.

Pak's Thoughts - It's all Sonic's fault, really. All those awful mascot games that flooded the market in the '90s starring anthropomorphic animals with a 'tude? They were all trying to be Sonic. But only Sonic can be Sonic, and he remains an icon to this day. A lot of people accuse Sonic of going downhill over the years, saying he's devolved into an outdated X-Treme type character, but Sonic has always been about the Extreme Extremeness to me, and he's stayed pretty true to form over the years, IMHO.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #186 on: September 08, 2010, 07:49:21 AM »
#11 - Kirby

(89 Points) 8 of 24 Lists - Highest Ranking - #9 - Agent Ispep

First you draw a circle, then you dot the eyes, add a great big smile, and presto! It's Kirby !

List of Games:

Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby Canvas Curse
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn (Forthcoming)
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby's Block Ball
BS Kirby no Omotoya Bako Baseball
Kirby's Star Stacker
Kirby no Kirakira Kizzu
Kirby Tilt n' Tumble
Kirby Air Ride
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl


Just the facts/Stuff I wiki'd:Trivia:

Kirby's voice is provided by Makiko Omoto.

Pak's Thoughts - There's an awesome duality to Kirby that I love to death. Here comes this adorable critter who keeps a big, blank smile on his face as he strolls through the countryside, devouring everyone who gets in his way. Cute and deadly are such an awesome combination, and only Nintendo could strike the perfect balance you see in Kirby.

Top Ten begins TOMORROW!


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #187 on: September 08, 2010, 07:59:05 AM »
I did not think Sonic would make this list. The second he spoke a word, he became unbearable for me. Old-school pot-bellied Sonic is still cool, though.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #188 on: September 08, 2010, 08:01:40 AM »
BONUS ENTRY

Master Hand
The second of 2 Co-Winners of the weakest group-effort award - Got the fewest points on 2 lists
2 of 24 Lists - 3 Points - Highest #24 - Relaxing Dragon

*SMACK*

List Of Games:
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Master Hand is one of the main antagonists of the Super Smash Bros. series. The Master Hand is a right-handed, large, disembodied, glove-clad hand. In Super Smash Bros. it has a strange resemblance to one of Mario's gloves, though they appear less similar in later games.

It has been disputed as to what the Master Hand is; some say it is a god-like being with reality-warping power, while others say it is nothing more than a child with an overactive imagination playing with his toys (This assumption is strengthened by the fact that the hand is shown in a child's room and removing the dolls from a toy chest in the original Super Smash Bros).


Trivia:

He is voiced by Jeff Manning in the original, Dean Harrington in Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Pat Cashman in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #189 on: September 08, 2010, 08:10:02 AM »
Whoops. I modified instead of quoted that last bonus entry. Let me recreate the first Co-Winner. :^)


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #190 on: September 08, 2010, 08:13:41 AM »
BONUS ENTRY

9-Volt
The first of 2 Co-Winners of the weakest group-effort award - Got the fewest points on 2 lists
2 of 24 Lists - 3 Points - Highest #24 - Asbestos Bill

New games are cool, but they still don't rock as hard as old-school Nintendo games!

List Of Games:
WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$!
WarioWare: Twisted!
WarioWare: Touched!
WarioWare: Smooth Moves
WarioWare: D.I.Y.

9-Volt is a major human character in the WarioWare series. He is a Nintendo fanboy and collects everything about this company and loves to play video games. 9-Volt lives with his mother 5-Volt and his pet Fronk in their house in Diamond City and attends Diamond Elementary. He first appeared in WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania as one of Wario's friends who helped him produce microgames.

Since WarioWare: Twisted!, 9-Volt always stars together with 18-Volt in the WarioWare series, who became one of 9-Volt's best friends in this game.

Trivia:

9-Volt's name comes from the operating voltage of the NES.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #191 on: September 08, 2010, 08:22:41 AM »
Master Hand

List Of Games:
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Eh?!


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #192 on: September 08, 2010, 09:17:21 AM »
According to the Wiki article I found (So take it with that grain of salt) Master Hand and his partner Crazy Hand show up as minibosses throughout Kirby and the Amazing Mirror.

Ah. As seen here:
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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #193 on: September 08, 2010, 10:20:27 AM »
Master Cheif DIDN'T make it? I expected top 10 at least
Why? It's been a while since I've played the Halo games, but I don't really remember him doing anything that makes him a great character in the literary sense. He seemed very cookie-cutter.

I'll suggest that Master Chief has a lot more personality than, say, Q*bert did. (And neither character was on my list.)

And an update!

With ten lists to go, the tally count for my list stands at 1 of 25. I'm revising my prediction for my final tally down to 2 of 25 appearing.


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Re: LoC #39 - Top 50 Video Game Characters - HIGH SCORES
« Reply #194 on: September 08, 2010, 10:24:49 AM »
I'm predicting Mario, Link, and Bowser in the top ten. My number one is likely up there as well. I expected to see Banjo Kazooie somewhere, although not this high up. Pac Man is also likely, I'd say...