Top 7 Most Annoying Video Game Characters

It takes a lot for a fictional character to truly irritate me, and even more for me to actually put them on a list because of that irritation. These seven characters have annoyed me to no end and made the games they are associated with stick out in a negative way in my mind. In all honesty, this list is meant to be a little fun, I don’t necessarily hate these characters I just find them annoying. Some of them are comically annoying while others are just plain irritating.

I have decided not to order these from least to most annoying so they are really in no particular order as they are all equally irritating. By the way, there are a few spoilers involved in my descriptions, if you haven’t played the game involved with the character then read at your own risk.

Jessica Sherawat (Resident Evil: Revelations)

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Not only is Jessica an annoying character personality-wise, she is also the most obnoxiously dressed character in the Resident Evil series. I mean come on, what is the point of that wetsuit with one leg missing and why is her hair kind of hanging out of that cap? On top of that, the wetsuit seen above comes equipped with high heel boots. It’s more than pointless, it’s annoying. Jessica spends most of the time flirting with Chris Redfield (to no avail) and betraying her friends. Otherwise, she is just typical eye-candy, though to be honest her annoying nature makes her sex appeal worthless. To sum it up, one of her quotes happens to be “Me and my sweet ass are on the way!”

Navi (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

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What would an annoying character list be without good ol’ Navi? The little fairy get’s a lot of negativity since pretty much everyone hates her and honestly I feel like she deserves it. I imagine myself in the Water Temple, finding my way around and trying not to get lost, when all of a sudden “HEY LISTEN!!” I think “ok Navi, tell me what to do” and what pops up is “This is the Water Temple! There is water here.” Good. While that isn’t an exact quote, it shows just how pointless what she is usually trying to say is. Navi always says something I either already figured out or something that is common sense. You’d think having a neat looking fairy friend would be awesome, but alas it is just plain annoying.

Oerba Dia Vanille (Final Fantasy 13)

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The only character more annoying than Snow in Final Fantasy 13 was none other than Vanille. My beef with her is layered. Not only is she just flat-out annoying with her cheery, uncalled for comments and high-pitched voice, but I find her character in general to be an annoyance. I don’t really get why she was even there other than for Fang to have some kind of story that gave her emotion. She just pranced around and said stupid things the whole time. Speaking of prancing, even her walk was irritating! I didn’t know a person could walk and shake their ass that much, I thought it was impossible. All in all, Final Fantasy 13 had a handful of irritating characters, but I found Vanille to be the absolute worst.

Ashley Graham (Resident Evil 4)

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Ashley is just the worst. I can’t even being to tell you about how annoying she truly is. Hate escort missions? How about a whole game that is one big escort mission? Did I mention that the person in need of an escort is the most worthless person ever and will always get captured by the enemy? She will also get in your way often, resulting in you shooting her and with her dead you get a “game over” screen. Well if you like all of that, Resident Evil 4 is your game. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the game, but Ashley’s presence was mindbogglingly annoying. Everything about her makes me mad, from the way she acts to the way she walks and everything in between. I must say, the parts of the game in which her stupidity got her captured and Leon was able to stroll about alone where the best parts, hands down.

The Council (Mass Effect Series)

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The Council is one group made up of 3-4 people who will drive you crazy while playing through the Mass Effect series. In the first game you try to warn them that a rogue spectre is using a Reaper (a massive death bot) as an ally against the galaxy, The Council’s response? “Nah.” In the second game you tell them that there is a Reaper threat and that they are abducting human colonists and killing tons of people, The Council’s response? “Meh.” In the third game you tell them that the Reapers are attacking Earth and other planets, killing billions overall, and their response? “Well… Ok, but we can’t help you.” WTF! They are the stupidest group of idiots in the galaxy and they make all the major decisions for everyone. Why? Because. That’s why.

The Owl (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

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Another annoyance from Ocarina of Time – The Owl. This guy pops up at specific times to tell you about the journey you are about to embark upon, and on occasion he is helpful as far as storyline goes, but then – it happens. He has been talking for what feels like 4 hours and you finally get to the end of his spiel. At this point you are mashing the A button to get through his garbage then he asks “Did you get all that?” so you mash it one more time without reading. You have just pressed “No” and are forced to read all his crap again. You mash through it again and get to the end and before you can stop yourself from mashing you press “No” a second time. This may go on forever depending on the player, but I must say that it was the most annoying thing ever in anything that has ever existed. Little 10-year-old me did not have the time for that.

Ellie Langford (Dead Space 2 and 3)

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Ellie’s character makes me sad and annoyed at the same time. The sad part is that she doesn’t start off being annoying. In Dead Space 2 she is actually a pretty cool character who is fully capable of protecting herself and even loses an eye (she got stabbed in the eye with a screwdriver) and keeps going. The annoying part is that by the time the third game rolls around she is a grade A drama queen. At first she is angry at Isaac for not caring enough about her, then she fall back in love with him, then Isaac kills her traitorous boyfriend, then she is mad again, then she dies, then she comes back and leaves Isaac, and then the game is over. It’s makes me think “My GOD! Why is this even happening right now?” I loved that she and Isaac had a thing going on, but by the end of Dead Space 3 I am just so done with that romance and her and anything involving the two of them.

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That’s my list of annoying character for you, what are some of yours? The weird thing about annoying characters is that not all of them annoy everyone the same way. For example, I saw about 3 lists of annoying characters from random websites that had Elena Fisher (Uncharted Series) in their top 5. I loved Elena so it was weird to see her listed as most annoying, just as I’m sure there is someone out there who will see Ashley on my list and think “Oh man! She was AWESOME!” (Just kidding, no one has ever said that about Ashley) Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my list and I look forward to hearing what some of your most annoying characters are!

~LadyCroft3

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