Is he the villain of the story or a tragic anti-hero? Olgierd is nothing more than the janitor of our own hearts. Our hearts of stone.
To me, Gyarados is a model of perseverance and determination: something I’ve had to work at regularly in my own life, as well.
Maybe this essay isn’t all about Red. It’s about the world he helped create. About the safe harbor he helped me find.
Hanzo is the epitome of self-loathing, falling into a dark mental space following all the ugliness with his brother and family. Despite that, though, he never stops trying to find redemption and overcome himself.
Maybe it is defending Kratos that drew me closer to him, maybe it is the anger we both had trouble controlling, or maybe it was the fact that both of us are bald.
Skull Kid brings to life things that only exist in nebulous thought. And it all started with a mischievous, nameless little imp.
I’m the one who controls what he says, who he treats badly and who he helps. As a result he becomes a character that is almost unique to everyone that plays the game.
Everyone has it in them to be a powerful evil force and a harbinger of doom, regardless of who and what they are.
He’s an absolute unit, and that is why he is definitely the best video game protagonist of all time, even better than that silent scientist bloke or even the dude that glides about firing magical arrows at octopus-ish spider robots
His story is sweet and sad, and completely relatable for someone like me that that feels the throbbing void that mortality leaves in its wake on a daily basis.