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To show my appreciation of darker skinned characters (African-American, African, Arab, Indian, etc.), I thought I'd create a thread where we could share our picks for best dark-skinned characters in games.

Keep in mind they don't have to be exactly human, just dark-skinned of any tone at all.

The ones that come to my mind:

Twintelle (ARMS)

Dhalsim (Street Fighter)

Sgt. Avery Johnson (Halo)

Marina (Splatoon 2)

Vandham (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

T. J. Combo (Killer Instinct)

Urbosa (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild)

These aren't the only best dark-skinned characters in games I can think of, so I'd like to hear from you too. :)

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Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:

Yeah, he's pretty awesome. :)

Anyone remember BD Joe from Crazy Taxi?

Oh, and we can't have a discussion on great dark-skinned characters without Shantae.

Cole Train

Sgt Johnson

TJ Combo

Bonus: Awesome TJ Combo Song

I love Michael LeRoi from Shadow Man, but I guess that was a comic book first.

Franklin from GTAV was a pretty good character I think.

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Officer Frank Tenpenny in GTA San Andreas

Last edited by Xxain - on 07 June 2020

I will propably getting a little backlash if I post those, don't sure, but I post them anyway. 


I think the gerudo are based on arabs so this should fit.


propably little to do with black people besides the skin color, still I love Garrosh and the Mag'har.



well he is a blue troll, still he represents afrikan loa / voodoo and he got a top notch voice actor.

Ryuu96 said:

Cole Train

Sgt Johnson

TJ Combo

Bonus: Awesome TJ Combo Song

C, to the O, to the M B O!! C, to the O, to the M B O!! ^^

Another great dark-skinned Street Fighter character, Elena.

Hop and his brother Leon (Pokemon Sword & Shield)

And from the same game, Nessa.

I love Impa from Skyward Sword