Hottest VG Villain

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Hottest Villain

Poll ended at Thu May 18, 2017 1:57 am

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:40 am

I'm going to toss out a plea for Darth Traya before she's buried under Junko and co.

I know she's not fuckable but she might actually be one of the few well written villains that video games have. If you've never played KotoR II, do yourself a favor and go play it.

Handsome Jack is a worthy villain. He's got it all: Wealth, power, sarcasm, god-complex, complete disregard for life, a pony made of diamonds, and a backstory that was shaping up to be somewhat tragic before I quit 1.5 because holy shit seriously the moon physics.

Porky, oh man. What a fucking bundle of mental health problems to all lay on one kid. Let me just say that while Porky is a worthy villain if you've only played Earthbound, wow does he really fucking up the ante in Mother 3.
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Niku » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:53 am

DID SOMEBODY SAY

PORKY
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"POKEY"
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FUCKIN'
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MINCH?
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Niku » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:01 am

Also, Junko is literally the goddamn best. Spoilers for Danganronpa and all that but;



Not only is she a disassociative disorder sporting garu-nihilist who literally brought about the apocalypse and goes super ahegao over dying in one of her own death traps, but the entirety of the second game is based around people being so fucking hot for her and her brand of ultimate-despair that they defile her corpse to dismember it and transplant pieces of her body onto their own body just to get some tiny bit closer to her AND ALSO SHE'S A GIANT CELL-PHONE INHABITING MATRIX VIRUS QUEEN.

I guess what I'm mostly saying is that if Danganronpa v.3 literally has nothing to do with the first two games it mostly just makes me sad because no more Junko.
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby MarsDragon » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:41 pm

On one hand, I don't want to be killed by Lyrai.

On the other, Junko is pretty cute.

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:49 pm

22. Darth Traya (Kotor 2) 4
13. Thanatos (Secret of Mana) 4
64. Jetstream Sam (Metal Gear Rising) 8
11. Queen Zeal (Chrono Trigger) 10
69. Porky Minch (Mother Series) 9
44. Emperor Mateus Palamecia (Final Fantasy II) 5
55. Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) 7
77. Junko Enoshima (Dangan Ronpa) 8

Next up, and last in the first round:

46. The Dark Queen (Battletoads)
52. Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line)
53. Calypso (Twisted Metal)
60. Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
65. Majora (Majora's Mask)
66. Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue)
70. Vaas (FarCry 3)7
75. Bonny and Betty de Famme (Phoenix Wright)
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Hardly Ideal » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:22 pm

Haven't played Spec Ops, but I heard it's a huge subversion of FPS heroes and things like that. Like it's tagline should be something like "war doesn't determine who's right, but rather who's left."
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:31 pm

It's a retelling/adaptation of Heart of Darkness/Apocalypse Now, so yeah, basically.

It's one of those games that either hits or misses people, based on whether they feel like the game is "tricking them." Some people don't like it when a game forces you through subversion into the villain role. I saw similar blowback with Undertale's trick killing of Toriel.

It's a valid point, I suppose, because it is a form of GOTCHA!!!, but I tend to just appreciate that a video game is doing something different.
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:39 pm

In the game, the player controls Captain Martin Walker, who is sent into a post-catastrophe Dubai with an elite Delta Force team on a recon mission. As the game progresses, Walker's mental health deteriorates, as he begins to experience hallucinations and slowly realizes the horror of war. Players can hide behind cover, vault over obstacles, and shoot enemies while utilizing a variety of gadgets.


I fucking love wikipedia.

Anyway, the most effective thing about The Line is how Walker's initial "Tango down" or "Threat neutralized" when killing a hostile later in the game becomes "DIE, MOTHERFUCKER!" and similar.
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Büge » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:50 pm

Friday wrote:Undertale's trick killing of Toriel.


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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Esperath » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:25 am

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Brentai » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:48 am

Friday wrote:It's one of those games that either hits or misses people, based on whether they feel like the game is "tricking them." Some people don't like it when a game forces you through subversion into the villain role.


Where it lost me is that it's pretty obvious where the game's going with this and there's no real way to avoid or deny it, other than turning off the game which is kind of a pointless gesture. It's pretty much "Press X to Kick Puppy" at various points, especially the critical "WHOOPS WE MADE A BIG MISTAKE" one.

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Büge » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:34 am

But thou must!

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby zaratustra » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:52 am

Brentai wrote:
Friday wrote:It's one of those games that either hits or misses people, based on whether they feel like the game is "tricking them." Some people don't like it when a game forces you through subversion into the villain role.


Where it lost me is that it's pretty obvious where the game's going with this and there's no real way to avoid or deny it, other than turning off the game which is kind of a pointless gesture. It's pretty much "Press X to Kick Puppy" at various points, especially the critical "WHOOPS WE MADE A BIG MISTAKE" one.


It's kind of funny, isn't it?

I mean if a game railroads you towards saving the kingdom and fucking the princess you're like HELL YE'AH I AM THE TOUGHEST MOTHERFUCKER ON EARTH

but if a game railroads you towards killing the wrong people with guns you're like I WAS FLIM-FLAMMED BY THIS MACHINE I DEMAND REPARATIONS

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:42 am

46. The Dark Queen (Battletoads) 10
52. Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line) 4
53. Calypso (Twisted Metal) 3
60. Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid) 10
65. Majora (Majora's Mask) 5
66. Yuuki Terumi (BlazBlue) 1
70. Vaas (FarCry 3) 1
75. Bonny and Betty de Famme (Phoenix Wright) 7

And with that we end the Ro80.
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:00 am

Ro40 list:

1. Kefka (FF6)
2. Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)
3. Kuja (FF9)
4. Delita (FF Tactics)
5. Wesker (RE Series)
6. Flowey (Undertale)
7. Queen Zeal (Chrono Trigger)
8. Dracula (Castlevania Series)
9. Bob Page (Deus Ex)
10. Ganon (Zelda Series)
11. Tohru Adachi (Persona 4)
12. Darth Revan (Kotor)
13. Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)
14. Bowser (Mario)
15. Catherine (Catherine)
16. GLaDOS (Portal)
17. Steven Armstrong (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)
18. LeChuck (Secret of Monkey Island)
19. Ghaleon Magic EMPEROR Ghaleon!!!!! (Lunar: Silver Star / Story Complete)
20. Dictator (Street Fighter 2+)
21. Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (Sonic)
22. SHODAN (System Shock)
23. Bad Girl (No More Heroes)
24. Ocelot (Metal Gear series)
25. Juri Han (Street Fighter series)
26. The Dark Queen (Battletoads)
27. Andrew Ryan (Bioshock)
28. Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
29. Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)
30. SA-X (Metriod Fusion)
31. Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
32. Jetstream Sam (Metal Gear Rising)
33. Majora (Majora's Mask)
34. Porky Minch (Mother Series)
35. Flea (Chrono Trigger)
36. Samuel Hayden (Doom)
37. Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
38. Bonny and Betty de Famme (Phoenix Wright)
39. Junko Enoshima (Dangan Ronpa)
40. Geese Howard (SNK)

Some statistics:

11 out of 23 initial hardlist eliminated (47%)

29 out of 57 write-ins eliminated (50%)

Initial gender ratio: Males: 58 Females: 17 Neither: 5

Ro40 gender ratio: Males: 24 Females: 12 Neither: 4

Females Eliminated: Windy, Darth Traya, Ultimecia, Medusa, Alma
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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:05 am

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby TA » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:05 pm

I think there's a very important question to ask, to contextualize this stage of the poll.

Is option 2 offering us this:
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or this:
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Because one of these I'd vote for, and it's not crazy-eyes on the top.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Büge » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:23 pm

Well, it is Tuesday...

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Niku » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:32 pm

Sorry Kerrigan, but let's just say that this dumptruck full of Bison Dollars moved me.

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Re: Hottest VG Villain

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:20 pm

TA: Bison is whatever you want him to be. I mean, this poll is called "Hottest VG Villain" so by that metric you should only vote for him based on his videogame appearances, which would exclude Raul Julia.

On the other hand, it also says "Hottest" because that's my trademark meme for these polls. It started when I was actually asking about sex appeal in a tournament of sexy girls. Now it doesn't mean anything, or rather, it means whatever you want it to mean. People have been asking me "how should I vote in these polls" for awhile now and my answer has consistently been: "Here's what I'm asking at the start of the poll, feel free to ignore this and vote however you want."

In this case, I'm asking the following: "Who's the best, most well written, most effective/terrifying video game villain?"

Feel free to ignore that, and vote however you want.

Want to upvote Dark Queen? She's literally garbage as far as a character goes, but she's cool because dom outfit and huge tits and you were also 11 and holy shit look at those huge fucking tits.

Want to upvote SA-X? She's not even a character at all. Even Pyramid Head had a "personality" to go with his intimidation factor. SA-X is basically the same type of "relentless invincible terrifying pursuer" type, who also happens to be an evil copy of everyone's favorite (literally, she won the Best Videogame Main Character Poll) space bounty-hunter. But she has no characterization, at all. Literally none. She is effective and terrifying, though, so it's not entirely wrong to vote for her.

But again, I don't care how people vote or why. I put some guidelines in place before the poll starts because it's more fun than saying:

"Here are some videogame villains. This is a popularity poll."

But I mean, that's what this is. I don't mind that this is what this is. Raul Julia is fucking awesome and if you want to vote for Dictator because you love Raul Julia, you're not going to bother me.
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