12 Most Ridiculously Overpowered Video Game Characters

If you're looking for realism, you've come to the wrong place.

The entire point of playing video games is to be able to do things that you never could in real life, be it taking on a horde of aliens on a distant planet or fighting off zombies on this one. A common thread throughout games like these is to make the player feel like a total bada**, and awesome though this is, some games arguably take it too far by overpowering the player character to the point where it's the equivalent of watching a 90s-era Steven Seagal movie: it's fun, but also made to look way too easy.

Sure, cutting through the enemies like a knife through butter can be fun to a point, but there's a fine line between being too easy and too difficult that most games struggle to discover. On the other hand, some games go totally the opposite way and present enemy characters who are ridiculously overpowered, or in the case of multiplayer games, characters other players can select who have an unfair advantage over everyone else.

These are unarguably more infuriating because, at least when you're playing the Superman-type hero, you know you're going to win. So, here are 13 ridiculously overpowered video game characters, be they ludicrously strong player characters or controller-smashingly difficult enemies.

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