I get bombarded with emails from firms with obvious “survey outcomes” meant to “reveal” one thing fascinating to me about gaming. Normally, they go straight within the bin as with all the opposite crypto and playing shills that worm their approach into my inbox. However at present I needed to carry you the idiocy that offered itself to me with the topic line “Grasp Chief from Halo ranks tenth for many trendy online game character.”

My preliminary thought was, in fact, HOW? This man has one look. Positive you may customise your Spartan to be as vibrant or bland as you want in Halo multiplayer, however that is not Grasp Chief himself. I needed to perceive precisely how these characters had been being named, truthfully, and who can be nearer to the highest if Grasp Chief was quantity ten.

I used to be not disenchanted.

“On-line card game site SolitaireBliss analyzed the variety of Google searches of 1,000 online game characters alongside phrases equivalent to ‘outfit,’ ‘clothes,’ and ‘type’ to find out probably the most trendy.” That is how the listing got here to be, in case you had been questioning. Which does not sound like probably the most scientific technique, though search engine marketing is sapping the net of its final semblance of writing aptitude, so it would not shock me that this was their technique.

Within the grand scheme of issues, although, “1,000 online game characters” hardly touches the floor. Think about what number of game characters have ever existed because the daybreak of video games. And who precisely received to select the 1,000 to analyse within the first place? I’ve a sense they did not even contemplate Pinky, Inky, Blinky, and Clyde’s fantastically colour-coordinated outfits.

Kitana from Mortal Kombat looking badass

(Picture credit score: Warner Bros)
The “most trendy game characters”

1. Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
Carmen Sandiego (Carmen Sandiego)
Steve (Minecraft)
Mileena (Mortal Kombat)
Misty (Pokémon)
Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
Cammy (Road Fighter)
Isabelle (Animal Crossing)
Reaper (Overwatch)
Grasp Chief (Halo)

Let’s get the winner out of the best way earlier than your heads explode, then I am going to go on to complaining about the remainder of the uncultured swines on this listing.

Mortal Kombat’s Kitana sits at primary, and got here up with “8,191 month-to-month searches referring to her gown sense”… or her lack of clothes, extra possible. The epitome of girlboss armour, Kitana would not want precise padding or safety to kick ass. Her cosplay appears like among the most wholly uncomfortable gear I’ve ever seen in my life. And that alternative of royal blue? I feel not.

Popping rapidly down the remainder of the listing, I discover Kitana is not the one Mortal Kombat stylista right here. She’s joined by none apart from Scorpion. As a result of what says type higher than banana yellow vests and a bane masks to cowl all of your scars? Scorpion is sixth, by the best way, so a minimum of he did higher than Chief-one-outfit in tenth.

Scorpion absolutely slaying in his yellow vest.

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The Killer Bee, Cammy from Road Fighter additionally makes an look, although these limitless camo legs and/or blue yoga pants did not make it fairly as excessive up the listing because the notoriously fashionable Steve from Minecraft in *checks notes*… third?

(Picture credit score: Mojang)

Even Misty from Pokémon made it greater than the tough and prepared, purple beret-wearing amnesiac tremendous soldier. How she managed that with a yellow tank high, hotpants, and braces I can not get my head round. Oh, wait, I answered my very own query with hotpants.

I am sorry, I’ve to cease there as a result of if anybody else tells me Animal Crossing’s Isabelle is among the most trendy characters in online game historical past—with that green granny vest—I’ll gouge my eyes out with a Change controller.