When villainous characters are actually on our side

When villainous characters are actually on our side

You would expect these extremely intimidating characters to be on the wrong side of the fence. They are all mean and mostly alluring, and yet they make valuable allies.

Just because you have a dirty face, protruding muscles and accessible weapons for each hand does not mean that you are necessarily a huge villain. Appearances can be deceiving, and we have proof of that once again with these video game characters, who look extremely aggressive and mischievous, but actually turn out to be on our side.. Sometimes it’s good to have villains in your pocket …

Masako Adachi – Ghost Of Tsushima

Do not push Granny ...
Do not push Granny …

Generally speaking, older people are rarely badass in video games, and that’s a shame. Because when that happens, it can make sparks: we think in particular of MGS 4, or more recently of Ghost of Tsushima and the character of Masako Adachi. She freaks out firstly by her charisma, but also because she eviscerates dozens and dozens of enemies before our eyes. What to be happy to have on our side …

Letho – The Witcher 2

Look at me this monster
Look at me this monster

Letho is incredibly intimidating, that’s a given. Already, it has an impossible build: it is the very definition of the mirror cabinet. Then, because he is literally responsible for the assassination of several kings, and that fate has meant that we had to find him on our way. However, Letho is not such a bad guy, we come to understand him by dint of meeting him.

Cicero – Skyrim

A character that it is difficult to define
A character that it is difficult to define

In general, we don’t really like characters who put on weird makeup or who disguise themselves a little too much. They give the impression of having something to hide. This is what we say to ourselves the first time we meet Cicero in Skyrim. And in real life, we wouldn’t be wrong: it’s still quite a twist. But when we have to kill him, it should be noted that Cicero does not take the first step: he defends himself, but it is not he who attacks us first, to show that he remains our ally.

Garrus – Mass Effect

An incredibly loyal character despite his violent background
An incredibly loyal character despite his violent background

When we see Garrus for the first time, he looks like a great enemy: a stout build, a not really reassuring head, not to mention his very intimidating past history. He killed dozens and dozens of people, but hey, he always did it to protect those he loved. And luckily, Garrus becomes one of the characters most loyal to our cause in the Mass Effect series.

Psycho Mantis – Metal Gear Solid

A very powerful character who offers us considerable help
A very powerful character who offers us considerable help

Not only does Psycho Mantis look super powerful, he also does stuff we don’t understand, like breaking the fourth wall. If one has to face him in the first Metal Gear Solid game, he actually turns out to be a valuable ally whose sole purpose is to avenge the destruction of his village.. He notably allows Snake and Meryl to arrive at the Metal Gear REX hangar, specifying that this is the first time he has used his powers to help someone. A good guy!

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