Anime/Manga and Video Game Badasses – Your Pick?
Just finish reading Ben Thompson’s Badass, a rather enjoyable, if not colourful romp through histories list of badass characters. It got me thinking, what are your picks for most badass characters in the following categories: anime/manga and videogames.
I’ll start first. Under the anime/manga category, my pick would be Kenshiro from Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star). A quasi Bruce Lee clone with way more bulk and badass kungfu moves, he wanders the post-nuclear fallout wasteland dispatching enemies in a particularly merciless and violent manner and put the phrase “you are already dead” into geek vocabulary.
As for videogames, that guy from DOOM, GTA III or even Ryu can be candidates for this, but my pick would be Master Chief from Halo. Seriously, an almost silent protagonist decked in armour from head to toe with recharging shields to boot, with some crazy armament like duel wield hand guns, rocket launcher, an over-accurate pistol (and a powerful one at that) and those damn plasma grenades…did I mention recharging shields?
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