This Memorial Day, I'd like to take a moment from your busy schedules of drinking, barbecuing, and catching up on game backlogs on your day off to acknowledge the real meaning of this holiday. Let us honor the sacrifice of those who have gone forth and served their respective in-game masters, or merely us, the players, and given their lives in the line of duty.
(I'm talking about dead video game characters, so expect spoilers, at least if you haven't played anything anyone actually liked in the past decade or two.)
And finally, may we remember fondly the tragic life and death of Kurtis, whose passing in order to save the lovely Jennifer served merely to transform into one of the greatest Prinnies to ever seek redemption, and claim his rightful title as the 38th Defender Of Earth.
These are far from the only heroes and heroines to have died valiantly throughout video game history, but they are the first ones to have come to mind as I wondered who to honor today, as well as the only ones I could get to before it stopped being May 30th here on the east coast of the U.S. If I've overlooked some of your favorites, feel free to remember them in the comments below.
Lord Raptor image originally by eldeivi.
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