Somehow, it’s always the bad guys who are cooler. Darth Vader. The Joker. Mogambo. Gabbar Singh. It’s the criminals, the lawbreakers, the misguided bad eggs that are more glamorous than the often goody-two shoes heroes who fight them.
It’s been no different in gaming. Some of the most memorable and successful characters in gaming franchises have been dark, sinister (and sometimes hilarious) villains who we, as players, always wanted to destroy.