Well. Here we go, the conclusion of my top 10 villains of video games countdown. Here is the rundown so far...
The 5 that missed the cut:
15. Meta Knight (Kirby series)
14. Seymour (FFX)
13. Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Sold series)
12. Cats (Zero Wing)
11. Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong)
And the bottom 5:
10. Dr. Wily (Megaman series)
9. Wolf (Star Fox series)
8. Ridley (Metroid series)
7. Andrew Ryan (Bioshock)
6. Bowser (Super Mario series)
One common theme throughout these villains is perseverance. Almost all of them never give up in their hunt to take down the protagonists in their games. Who knows? Maybe that theme will continue...
#5: Dr. Robotnik/Eggman (Sonic series)
Being the villain in a world where hedgehogs run faster that hell is hard. But Dr. Robotnik/Dr. Eggman (whichever way you call him) deserves a spot in the top 5 for being able to keep up with Sonic and his friends. Dr. R/E stands out from the others on the list because he doesn't plan on taking over the world or anything, he just wants to steal cute, furry animals. Cute furry animals? Wow. Oh, and another thing. His obsessiveness about Chaos Emeralds is crazy. Way back when, when the original was released for the Genesis, Dr. R/E probably wanted some Chaos Emeralds for some bling, man. BLING BLING.
#4: Blinky, Inky, Pinky, and Clyde (Pac-man)
Yes, these four ghosts are on my list. The first major upset of this list, these 4 also happen to be the most inept villains. They are cool because they can kill Pac-man with one simple touch, but WHY IN HELL would you allow Pac-man to temporarily stun you and send you back to the start by letting him eat cherries??? Anywho, these guys stand out because they were, in essence, one of the first "villains" of video games. They were villains to the ball-hungry Pac-man, but were also villains to us. The 4 ghosts robbed countless people of their quarters, and for some people, their lives. My cousin happens to actually a Pac-man speed runner, and hell, those ghosts sure are dumb. But they deserve a spot on the top 5 because of their longevity.
#3: Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid series)
The point is, this guy messed with your mind! Psycho Mantis is quite a unique character, one that creeped you out and maybe scared you the first time you met him. He creeped me out... a lot. What sets him apart from the others on the list is indeed his ability to mess with your mind. The way he "read" your memory card, and the way he knew your every move was just pure genius by Kojima's crew. But the best thing of all, he turned the screen off, replacing it with a blue screen that said Hideo in the top area. Pure greatness. He definitely grabbed your attention... he grabbed mine.
#2: G-Man (Half-Life series)
What we don't know about G-Man might hurt us. For all those who have played Half-Life or any other games in the series, what we know is that G-Man is one hell of a character to create. His ability to create illusions stands him out from the crowd. He was always in a room where you had access to, but once you got there, he was already gone. G-Man has the essence of a stalker that wants to know exactly where you are at all times. Another thing that stands out in my mind regarding G-Man is that we just do not know how much of a villain he is, and that makes him #2.
Okay, so after a long wait, here it is, the #1 villain in all the video game land...
#1: Ganondorf/Ganon (Legend of Zelda series)
Yes, Ganondorf is number one. The pentultimate antagonist of video gaming villains is the great dark lord himself. His ways of getting himself in the way of Link and Zelda time and time again just shows his perseverance. Even when you think that he wasn't the primary villain, like in Twilight Princess, he shows up and screws up your plans. His placement of ways to screw your plans up makes him great, and the fact that Ganondorf can transform into Ganon (who is pretty cool himself) and then kick your butt is fantastic. I'm running out of words to describe him. But, to sum it up, one of the most epic video game franchises has the most epic villain ever. read