Monday, February 17, 2014

My Top 50 Favourite Video Game Villains: The Winner + more

Here we are. At the end. 50 days. 50 villains. I hope you've enjoyed the list!

Here's from #50, to #2, in my favourite video game villains:
  • #50 - Ogre (Tekken 3 series)
  • #49 - Tom Nook (Animal Crossing series)
  • #48 - The Tank (Left 4 Dead series)
  • #47 - Akuma (Street Fighter series)
  • #46 - Ba'Gamnan (Final Fantasy XII)
  • #45 - Mr. X (Streets of Rage series)
  • #44 - The Director (Manhunt)
  • #43 - Tiny Tiger (Crash Bandicoot series)
  • #42 - Goldman (House of the Dead series)
  • #41 - Bryan Fury (Tekken series)
  • #40 - Blue (Pokemon series)
  • #39 - The Ghosts (Pac-Man series)
  • #38 - Lisa Trevor (Resident Evil)
  • #37 - Knuckles (Sonic 3)
  • #36 - Dr Zomboss (Plants vs Zombies series)
  • #35 - Scissorman (Clock Tower series)
  • #34 - Seifer (Final Fantasy VIII)
  • #33 - Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  • #32 - Black (Gunstar Heroes series)
  • #31 - G. Ceara (Super Monaco GP)
  • #30 - Dr Fetus (Super Meat Boy)
  • #29 - Giovanni (Pokemon series)
  • #28 - Creeper (Minecraft)
  • #27 - Nemesis (Resident Evil 3)
  • #26 - Mankar Camoran (Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
  • #25 - Dr Robotnik (Sonic the Hedgehog series)
  • #24 - Zachary Comstock (Bioshock Infinite)
  • #23 - Heihachi Mishima (Tekken series)
  • #22 - Dormin (Shadows of the Colossus)
  • #21 - William Birkin (Resident Evil 2)
  • #20 - Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat series)
  • #19 - Wario (Super Mario series)
  • #18 - Krauser (Resident Evil 4)
  • #17 - Catalina (Grand Theft Auto series)
  • #16 - M. Bison (Street Fighter series)
  • #15 - Seymour (Final Fantasy X)
  • #14 - Calypso (Twisted Metal series)
  • #13 - Frank Fontaine (Bioshock)
  • #12 - Clement (The House of the Dead: Overkill)
  • #11 - Barthandelus (Final Fantasy XIII)
  • #10 - Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)
  • #9 - Lloyd ( The Legend of Dragoon)
  • #8 - Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)
  • #7 - Neo Cortex (Crash Bandicoot series)
  • #6 - Wheatley (Portal 2)
  • #5 - Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
  • #4 - Officer Tenpenny (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
  • #3 - GLaDOS (Portal series)
  • #2 - Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)
So! Who's #1? It is...

Note: There are possible spoilers in each entry so avoid them if you don't want to ruin any storylines.

#1: Albert Wesker
Other Names: None
Debut Game and Year: Resident Evil (1996)
Famous Quote?: ""Every day, humans come one step closer to self-destruction... I'm not destroying the world... I'm saving it..."
Other Appearances: Resident Evil Code Veronica, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, other spinoff titles
Yes, it may not be a surprise but my all time favourite villain is Albert Wesker. I just love everything about him. Believe it or not, I was surprised that Wesker was the main villain at the end of RE1. I never saw the plot twist coming. Sure, I was quite young when playing RE1, but still.

But the biggest surprise for me was when Wesker, out of nowhere, was in Code Veronica. That scene, on his return, solidified for me how amazing this guy was. I never read online rumours when I played Code Veronica, so had no idea about Wesker being back from the dead. It caught me by surprise and I absolutely loved it.

Then was the fight between Chris and Wesker. At the time, I was in awe of how good a fight scene it was. Looking back it sucks, but still, the feeling I had never faded away. I actually found myself wanting Wesker to win, which is funny.

Seeing Wesker in RE4 was fun. Running things in the background, making his own little piece of the cake in the game. It was just like him, the power hungry, manipulative piece of shit. But still, I loved him.

And then there was Resident Evil 5. The end of Wesker. I just can't put into words how much I love Wesker in this game. Everything he does turns to gold. His movements, his attire, his backstabbing of even his own comrades. His fighting Chris and Sheva at the same time, kicking both their asses to the ground.

But best are the quotes. Wesker is a quote machine in this game and everything he says just oozes badass. I can't put into words how much I loved Wesker in Resi 5.

But then... the end. The end of Wesker was absolutely terrible. His transformation into monster, his yelling of "CHWWISSSS" at the helicopter, being killed by the dreaded rocket launcher... just awful. It was the only flaw in, to me, the perfect video game villain.

Wesker will always be my favourite video game villain. He grew as I grew, into an adult. His character twisted and turned in ways I never expected in a video game. And the best thing Capcom can do with Wesker, is to keep him dead. Never bring him back. It'll be a big mistake. Let people remember the legacy of Wesker, as one of the finest character creations in video game history. And thank you, Capcom, for making him, into my favourite video game villain.

So Wesker, this trophy is for you!

Thank you for joining me, in my countdown of favourite video game villains. It's been a blast. Before I wrap up, I thought I'd make this interesting timeline and line chart for you...

So as you can see, from 1990 to 2011 there was at least one villainous entry in my list. 

Here's the line chart...

It's hard to see, so click it to see it properly. There were four years where there were four entries, and they were 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001.

I was going to break down the consoles and stuff but it got a little complicated... and it's getting late!

Anyway, thank you so much for joining me for this. Comment below for your comments. Tell me who your favourite villain is on this list, or off this list! All the best and take care!

See other parts of this listing!
#50 - #41 | #40 - #31 | #30 - #21 | #20 - #11 | #10 - #2 | #1 + More

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