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Top 10 Video Game Characters Who Get Picked On A LOT

VO: Riccardo Tucci WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
Leave all these characters alone!! Today, we're looking at video game characters who are unfairly teased, mocked, and bullied. We are considering characters who suffer harsh treatment within their story, not by the fandom. Also, here’s a spoiler warning in case you haven’t played some of these games. Here's our picks for the Top 10 Video Game Characters Who Get Picked On A LOT! What other video game character would you add to this list? To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!
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Top 10 Video Game Characters Who Get Picked On A LOT

Leave them alone!! Leave all these characters alone! Welcome to WatchMojo, and today, we're counting down our picks for the Top 10 Video Game Characters Who Get Picked On...A LOT!

For this list, we're looking at video game characters who are unfairly teased, mocked, and bullied. We are considering characters who suffer harsh treatment within their story, not by the fandom. Also, here’s a spoiler warning in case you haven’t played some of these games.

#10: Kasumi
“Dead Or Alive” series (1996-)


According to Ayane’s backstory, Kasumi was the prettiest and most well-liked girl in their village. Ayane, on the other hand, got ridiculed and scolded often. So, why are we picking Kasumi over her half-sister? To simply put it, everyone is out to get her! Kasumi left the village to seek revenge against her uncle for hurting her brother. Despite her good intentions, Ayane and the clan are still chasing her and calling her a traitor! Then, we have the MIST organization, who used Kasumi’s DNA to make a clone of her, who subsequently tries to kill her in nearly every “Dead Or Alive” game! Like, come on, guys! Why are you all out to get this ONE woman??

#9: Mikan Tsumiki
“Danganronpa” series (2010-)


Mikan may have some sexual tension pent up inside her, but she hasn’t done anything wrong (excluding murdering Hiyoko and Ibuki). Before her execution, she was just a sweet and innocent girl. Although, it always felt like she had a target on her back as anything she said would be followed by a venomous insult by Hiyoko or a perverted remark from Teruteru. Poor girl was under a constant state of anxiety, and the backlash towards her always felt unnecessary. Seriously, there’s a difference between giving somebody a hard time and just plain bullying!

#8: BK
“Donut County” (2018)


This adorable little raccoon is just trying to run a business and save up enough money to buy that sweet-looking Quadcopter drone. So, when Donut County goes underground and the residents blame their situation on BK, we really gotta take his side. Every resident starts their story off with ordering donuts from BK’s store, thinking they were the fried dough kind. However, they eventually find out that they bought a hole to swallow up their homes. Had Donut County’s denizens done their research, they would have learned what BK sells before they ended up underground. Instead, they point their fingers at BK and expect him to fix everything. Because, you know, that’s how you solve ALL problems!

#7: Tatsu
“Xenoblade Chronicles X” (2015)


We know Tatsu can come off as a know-it-all sometimes, but that still doesn't warrant the hefty amount of mockery he gets, specifically from Lin. These two bicker like siblings who can't get along, yet Lin seems to always be the one to take things too far. She often “jokes” about she's going to eat him, referring to his veggie-like appearance. The jokes weren’t funny to begin with, and they become rather mean-spirited as the game progresses. Hey, Tatsu is your healer, and healing keeps you alive. Maybe lay off of him, 'kay?

#6: Cole MacGrath
“inFAMOUS” series (2009-14)


Cole MacGrath had no idea what was inside the package he was delivering. All he knew was that he was tasked to deliver, it exploded, and it gave him some kickass lightning powers. Despite his cluelessness, the residents of Empire City quickly labeled him as a terrorist. Over the course of the first “inFAMOUS” game, people will scowl at Cole, shout insults, or run away out of fear. Of course, their attitudes start changing as soon as he becomes the hero (or villain) of Empire City. People, don’t ever shoot the messenger. Empire City figuratively (and literally) shot the messenger. Don’t be like Empire City.

#5: Ren Amamiya (aka “Joker”)
“Persona 5” (2017)


You ever had a rumor spread about you? Well, “Persona 5” will happily give you that experience! When Ren Amamiya (aka “Joker” (aka YOU)) move to Yongen-Jaya, you learn that you’ve been forced to move away from home because you stopped an aggressive man from harassing a woman. However, because you hurt the man, a criminal charge was put on your record. As you begin attending Shujin Academy, you learn students see you as the scary, quiet kid or the guy who has a violent hatred burning inside him. Although, nobody bothers asking you what REALLY happened, choosing to continue the rumors rather than investigate. Everyone wants to believe their own narrative, even if they know nothing.

#4: Johnny Cage
“Mortal Kombat” series (1992-)


Look, we get why most of the “Mortal Kombat” crew give Johnny Cage a lot of crap. He thinks he’s cool, he says some of the dumbest things imaginable, and there’s something about that sh**-eating grin that makes you want to kick his teeth in. Oh, and lest we forget his nut-punching abilities? Yeah, we wouldn’t be Johnny’s biggest fan either, but like with “Danganronpa’s” Mikan, there’s a point where the mockery gets too much. Johnny can be an ass sometimes, but his heart’s in the right place. He saved Sonya Blade from Kano in “MK9”, helped defend Earthrealm on more than a few occasions, and has been a good father to Cassie Cage. This is a good man here! Let’s show some respect!

#3: Chell
“Portal” series (2007-12)


We all know GLaDOS is one sadistic AI, almost up there with “System Shock’s” SHODAN. However, GLaDOS is on a different scale. Instead of making vicious threats, she’ll happily try to demoralize Chell by mocking her intelligence, no matter how personal things will get. She’ll insult Chell for having adopted parents, incinerating a cube that may have had a living thing inside it, or just flat out saying what a horrible person Chell is. GLaDOS doesn’t even have a good reason for forcing Chell through her experiments. She simply does it for her sick kicks! Here’s hoping our heroine found some kind of peace after the events of “Portal 2”.

#2: Aloy
“Horizon Zero Dawn” (2017)


Aloy is, perhaps, one of the most underappreciated video game characters we’ve come across. Throughout most of her life, Aloy was viewed by many as a “cursed” child, causing her and her foster father Rost to be shunned by their own tribe. Throughout her childhood, Aloy was picked on because she didn't’t have a mother. Later in the game, we learn that she was shunned because her birth came around the same time the machines started rampaging around the planet. Both reasons are insanely stupid to justify picking on somebody, and it felt so damn good being the only one who could tame the machines! Let’s see someone tease her when she’s got a Sawtooth for a pet!

#1: Luigi
“Super Mario” series (1985-)


Poor Luigi just can’t catch a break, even when he’s with his brother. While most of the Mushroom Kingdom is rather accepting of the green-capped Mario brother, Luigi is teased a lot outside of the main games. In the “Mario & Luigi” games, he’s often mistaken for someone else or completely ignored by other characters. In “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”, he’s the literal punching bag for some of the cast. In “Smash for Wii U”, Viridi from “Kid Icarus” takes an unnessisary jab at his attire. Oh, AND he was killed in the reveal trailer for Simon Belmont. Just...why Nintendo?? Why Mario and friends?? WHY are you SOOO hell-bent on making Luigi the butt of every….damn...joke??? We love you, Luigi...and we will protect you.
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