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Top 5 Favorite Characters of 2017? (Original New Characters)


Has to come out in 2017, doesnt have to be new ip.


Also if game came out in 2016 but 2017 in your region its fine. (Persona 5)



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Last edited by tbone51 - on 27 December 2017

Kass is potentially my favorite Zelda character ever, so he's up there.
I also really really liked Cappy, probably my favorite Mario character too, not that I particularly loved any Mario character prior.

um... I haven't played too many 2017 games! I feel like Persona 5 could add a bunch here, but I've yet to get the chance to play that one. So, I could cheat by listing Rocket, Groot, Star-Lord, Drax and Gamora since technically they've been introduced in gaming (well at least in a game of their own) this year, but that'd be pretty dumb. Nah, I'll try to make the top 5, but it'll be crappy.

5. Urbosa (Breath of the Wild)
4. Diggernaut (Metroid: Samus Returns)
3. Revali (Breath of the Wild)
2. Cappy (Super Mario Odyssey)
1. Kass (Breath of the Wild)

...yeah. Last couple were just a wild card, actually it's hard to even consider Diggernaut a character but well, it is what it is. Revali's a bit of a weird one though, I really liked him in the base game because they left a lot of room for imagination with these characters and as such I thought of him more positively, but the Ballad of the Champions made him really shallow and more despicable overall. So, I'm not sure how to feel there.


Last edited by Ultrashroomz - on 28 December 2017

Kass (Zelda:BOTW)
Sidon (Zelda:BOTW)
Tora (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)
Cappy (Super Mario Odyssey)
Alm (Fire Emblem Echoes)

Yeah, Alm ain't really an original character, but he's from a total remake of an original on the NES that never got out of Japan. I could have choose Revali instead, if you want :P
Sidon and Kass are great husbando though !

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I'd have to put 2B at #1, will need to think of the rest later.

1. Revali (BotW)

2. Sidon (BotW)

3. Zeke (XC2)

4. Ryuji Sakamoto (P5)

5. Aloy (HZD)

Special mentions to Dromarch, Gramps/Azurda, Rex, Nia & Pyra (XC2), Lucas & Jack Baker (Resident Evil 7), Yusuke Kitagawa and Morgana (P5)


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1. Urbosa

2. Revali

3. Mipha

4. Sidon

5. Daruk

Everyone from Breath of the Wild.

I haven't played Breath of the Wild yet, but I feel like these two would quite possibly make my list if I had:

As for my list, in no particular order:

Makoto Niijima (Persona 5)

Tae Takemi (Persona 5)

Martina (Dragon Quest XI)

Okatsu (Nioh)
Not in terms of story as Nioh was pretty light on that front (lots of lore though), but aesthetically.

Goro Majima (Yakuza 0)

Now, Majima isn't exactly new to the Yakuza series. But this was an origin story where they chose to make him completely different in every sense of the word. He might as well have had a different name. (Think Joker, before he went crazy, or something along those lines.) That was the point. And it surprised me how much I ended up caring about his portion of the story. So I thought that was worth recognition.

Honorable mentions: Morganna (Persona 5), Makoto (Yakuza 0), Kazumi Mishima (Tekken 7), 2B (Nier: Automata which I haven't played yet).

Last edited by Hiku - on 28 December 2017

1. Mithra/Hikari (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

2. Pyra/Homura (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

3. Revali (Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

4. Chihaya Mifune (Persona 5)

5. Rinea (Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)


Special mentions go to Alm, Celica, Clair, and Rudolf from Fire Emblem Echoes, as they were in the original version of the game and aren't new characters. I thought new characters Fernand and Berkut were well-written, but were also too unlikable for most of the game to put on my list.

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