Since they generally spend their time ploughing through hordes of enemies in order to save the world from some terrible threat, it’s only natural that most video game heroes usually look pretty tough. These guys often tend to be legendary warriors or genetically-modified super soldiers, after all.
Characters like Marcus Fenix from Gears Of War, Kratos from God Of War, or Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series represent the virtual embodiment of the male power fantasy, with gruff voices, big muscles, crazy combat skills, and no-nonsense attitudes. In short, they’re the sort of guys you wouldn’t want to bump into in a dark alley.
But not every video game protagonist is designed the same way. They’re not all big bags of testosterone, blasting their way through enemies with gigantic machine guns and ludicrous weapons. Some of them are a little less threatening, at least on the outside.
Underneath their soft and squishy exteriors, many of these video game heroes are more than capable of saving the day in their own special ways. But at first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking they really don’t look like posing much of a threat.