Some of your favorite NPCs in games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Turd Ferguson, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    I just finished Borderlands 3 and I got to thinking how much I liked the character of Typhon DeLeon, the first Vault Hunter. Then, I also thought about Mr. Torgue, another loud, amusing character from Borderlands 2. Then, I realized, there are a bunch of NPCs in games that I've played over the years that I really like. Some of these may be funny, brooding, quest givers, useless, move the plot along, help out in battle, etc. Here's just a few of mine:

    1. Typhon DeLeon - Borderlands 3
    2. Mr. Torgue - Borderlands 2
    3. Clutch Nixon - Far Cry 5 (technically, he's not in the game himself, but I feel his legend is so badass that he counts as being an NPC :D )
    4. Hurk - Far Cry 3, 4, 5
    5. J. Jonah Jameson - Spider-Man (PS4)

    ...sorry, I'm tired and these are all I can think of right now. But, I'll come up with more! Who are some of your favorite NPCs from your favorite games?
  2. Reverend

    Reverend Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2002
    I'll see your JJJ and raise you one Cave Johnson. ;)

    Others off the top of my head: -
    Tiny Tina (Borderlands 2)
    Cassandra (Dragon Age Inquisition)
    Morrigan (Dragon Age Origins)
    Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
    Literally Everyone but Jacob (Mass Effect 1-3)
    Clementine (The Walking Dead)
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  3. Obsidian7

    Obsidian7 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 2, 2018
    Off the top of my head, I'd have to say Meryl Silverburgh from Metal Gear Solid.
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  4. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 30, 2009
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    One of my favourites is Mordin the Salarian scientist in Mass Effect 2, for the simple fact that he suddenly bursts into song to the tune of the Major-General's song from the Pirates of Penzance, which made me laugh because it seemed to come out of nowhere and ended up being one of my favourite things in the game.
  5. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    May 9, 2008
    South Africa
    Ignoring the squadmates because they're too obvious, one of my favorites in Mass Effect is Conrad Verner, the inept fanboy.
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  6. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 18, 2017
    The clinic located by the Q Continuum
    Pretty much the ones in Skyrim.

    Honorable mentions to a few in NES's Zelda II The Adventure of Link as most of them are unintentionally hilarious, but were more or less a first.
  7. matthunter

    matthunter Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 17, 2004
    Great Britain
    Non-voiced part but I always got the warm fuzzies from the sales patter of the guy who you buy the ship off in Monkey Island.
  8. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    From Fallout New Vegas, a Nightkin (a super mutant who struggles with schizophrenia) who has some very interesting dialog interactions with the player:
  9. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Elizabeth: Bioshock Infinite. IS she an NPC though? If she is she's probably my all time favorite.

    Zanik: Runescape

    Mjoll: Skyrim

    The Funktapus, GTA Vice City: never seen, often heard.

    Yang's Wife: Final Fantasy IV

    Gau: Final Fantasy VI

    Auron, Final Fantasy X

    Fran, Final Fantasy XII. (Don't you judge me. )

    Ish, (The Last of Us: you never see him but he arguably has one of the most compelling stories in a very compelling game)

    Rost: Horizon Zero Dawn.

    Leonardo Da Vinci: Assasin's Creed II

    Ben Franklin: Assassin's Creed III

    Elena: Uncharted (1, 2, 3, and 4)

    Penultimo: Tropico V

    Artemis: No Man's Sky
  10. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I loved Stan Lee's cameo in the PS4 Spider-Man game

    I love pretty much all of the supporting characters in the orignal Mass Effect trilogy, especially Garrus, Liara, and Tali.
    The Plumber from Ratchet & Clank has always been a favorite.