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8 Videogame Villains Who Steal the Show

Ron Whitaker | 26 Feb 2015 17:40
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Nothing feels as satisfying as defeating the final boss in a videogame. That's doubly true if the villain is a memorable one. These eight villains are not only memorable, they actually have become icons synonymous with the game they appear in. In most cases, they're more well-known than the heroes they fight against - and that's just fine with us.

Got a favorite villain that didn't make the list? Tell us who it is in the comments!

SHODAN (System Shock 2)

What's more terrifying than an all-knowing AI that wants nothing more than to complete its mission, even if you get sacrificed along the way? That's right, nothing. Originally intended to be the artificial intelligence of TriOptimum Corporation's research and mining space station Citadel Station, SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network) has had her moral restraints removed. She uses manipulation and trickery to gain the player's trust, and them betrays the player later, when it fits her ends.

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