There are plenty of wonderful NPCs in video games that steal our hearts. They make the stakes more personal and the journey far more enjoyable.
But not every NPC is a shining bastion of goodness. Some of them are super annoying. Seemingly designed to grind our gears to the point where we pray the game has designed some kind of plotline or mechanic that means we can kill them off.
Thanks again as always for that, BioWare, Ashley the space racist’s absence on the Normandy has really improved morale.
That said, even Mass Effect’s Ashley Williams wasn’t quite terrible enough to make it onto this list because it turns out video games are absolutely stacked with characters we love to hate. Actually, these ones are really just characters we hate to hate.