A video game protagonist’s backstory might reveal a lot about him or her. What is your name? Inquiring minds want to know how you got here. What drives you to succeed in your objective or quest, and why? Was it a radioactive spider that bit you? A telekinetic extraterrestrial race may be your lineage. Is it possible that you’re rescuing the planet only out of curiosity?
The literature on video games, like that of other mediums like comics, television, and film, has experienced its share of pros and cons throughout time. The genesis tales of some of our characters are incredible, while the origins of others are harrowing and depressing. We’ve compiled a list of the best ones this time.
1. The Kid (Bastion)
The origin stories of those who escape the catastrophe tend to be interesting. After taking his first swig of the crazy tobacco, we discover more about the Kid’s journey to become the man we know him as. We discover that he pushed against mockery, enlisted in the military, and continued in duty even though he had an opportunity to recover to peacetime. He only made it through the end of the world because of this. As the game progresses, we discover that he seems to be time-looping backward. It’s like getting two amazing backstories in one!
2. Chrono (Chrono Trigger)
However, Chrono is not a particularly well-developed personality, unlike what many people believe. He’s simply a generic JRPG character with a boring backstory. Nevertheless, if you reflect on that now, his genesis tale is fairly epic. In the year 1000, his closest buddy invents a teleporter. Using a magical necklace, a nameless girl at the market gets sent across time and space by this teleporter, and Chrono buckles up to follow her! Ballsy!
3. Kratos (God of War)
As a consequence of Kratos’ betrayal by Ares and the subsequent murder of his own household, the God of War resolves to seek revenge on him. A damaged man who has decided to kill the God of War by stabbing him to pieces becomes ready to do the same to every other person or thing that stands in his path. By making him a god’s son and putting the King of Olympus in all this, the following God of War titles sort of destroy this origin narrative. They essentially make him into a spoiled brat. Kratos’ background tale, on the other hand, was pure badassery in the classic God of War.
4. Peacock (Skullgirls)
Orphan Peacock was a fan of old-school animations. Once the Medici Mob raided her convent because they hadn’t been paid ransom fees, she was brutalized in the worst manner imaginable. Surgeons cut off all of her limbs save for the tip of her nose and popped out all of her eyes, creating a husk of her previous self. Until Dr. Avian came along and reconstructed her into a tool against the Skullgirl’s armies. Her robotic limbs and avian sidekick enable her to break through the fabric of space and time. She makes use of this ability to assemble a comic gang to aid her in her vengeance on the Medici and Skullgirl.
5. Samus Aran (Metroid series)
Her parents were miners from the planet K-2L, where Samus Aran was conceived. A cosmic serpent named Ridley led a band of Galactic Buccaneers to her homeworld when she was a little kid. In addition to killing both of her folks, they also wiped off the whole world. An austere species of extraterrestrial known as the Chozo discovered Samus and brought her home. A robotic-powered armor that can adjust to any situation was given to her after she had been infected with Chozo DNA and educated as a fighter. After joining the Galactic Federation, she was dissatisfied with her company commander and decided to leave.