What's a "BAFTA" and why do they think this?

That was a joke I know what a BAFTA is but look at this list of “Most Iconic Video Game Characters of All Time.” I don’t want to be too mean but, uh… two characters from a less-than-1-year-old smash hit, huh?

This goes without saying but I betcha IC has a different idea of how this list should look.

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When my partner was reading the list to me I did accurately guess number one.

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Yoooo, where is that roster of characters we all made of a hypothetical insert credit forums approved Smash Bros.-like

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Oh no, the forum migration was very unkind to it forums.insertcredit.com joins the battle

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Sackboy being in there makes me think that they asked a 14 year old kid with a british 30 year old older brother to make this list

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Astarion and Shadowheart are about as iconic as the hat Ubisoft tried to pass off as iconic for the protagonist of Watchdogs

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I think I would only agree with four or five of these being genuinely iconic – in that people that do not generally engage with video games would have a good shot at recognising them.

  • Mario
  • Sonic
  • Pac-Man
  • Master Chief
  • Steve

I would wager people recognise Pikachu but I would also wager they think of the cartoon first!

Anybody that does not play games will not see Link as iconic. They might say “oh, that’s Zelda” which I say proves that Link is not iconic.

I enjoy playing a Yakuza game, but nobody will know who the heck Kiryu is.

Unsurprisingly, this is really just a poll of 4,000 (boring) people’s favourite characters.

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It’s for sure a milquetoast list even by the metric of characters instantly recognizable to normies

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“Iconic” is such a particular term, too. If, like the Number One pick suggests, they care about it being British wheres that egg guy that like so much??

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A list of iconic British video game characters has to include Bridget from Guilty Gear imo

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I will say the fact that only 4000 people were asked this question is soooooo understated such a broad question with such a low sample size its insane!

Where’s Amongus on this list? Fail.

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Where is he.

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Damn I was the Amongus all along.

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It’s rude to point!!

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Gobbo detected

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That would be a good Podcast

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gobbo

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