It would be hard to pick my Top Favorite Video Game Characters; be it a Top 3, Top 5, or Top 10... & so on! But if I had to make a SHORT list without going on and on, (which is what I like to do when expressing the way I feel); here would be my list:
#1) Link from the Legend of Zelda - namely because I love the Legend of Zelda series! I would love to list all of my other favorite Zelda characters too; from the Princess herself & the INSANE GanonDORK; but LINK IS MY MAN!! Reason I love the Legend of Zelda series so much is because I love epic adventures; & also I'm a knight/medieval buff! So the green clad Link is always my favorite because he's got everything to save his princess from his arch rival/villain! A Link to the Past for the SNES was my first & favorite Zelda game; but Zelda OCARINA OF TIME, MAJORA'S MASK, & TWILIGHT PRINCESS are my TOP 3 FAVORITES of ALL TIME!! I love Wind Waker too; so that's my Top 5 Favorite Zelda titles; & HOPEFULLY WHENEVER FREAKING Skyward Sword COMES OUT; it'll DETHRONE Ocarina of Time as my Top Favorite! Also I can't wait to play Ocarina of Time on my shinny 3DS!!
And did I fail to mention that The Legend of Zelda series is like my favorite book/movie The Princess Bride?! That's because Link is Westley; (who's HEROIC, & SO FUNNY... & "a DECENT FELLOW" LOL)! Zelda is Buttercup; (not so dimwitted to be captured most of the time... "BOO, BOO, BOO")! And Ganondorf is Prince HUMPERDINK, HUMPRDINK... "you promised you would never say that name" LOL!
#2) Mario from the Mario series of course - namely because I love the Mario series just as much as the Zelda series! But Mario ALWAYS TAKES SECOND PLACE in my heart; because I LOVE ZELDA MORE!! But who doesn't love the Itallian plumber & Nintendo's Mascott?! I love all of the Mario games; & characters! I'd name Peach, Yoshi, & Bowser as my other favorite characters too; & even Rosalina from the Galaxy games! Super Mario World was my first Mario game I fell in love with; & not too long afer that was the ADDICTING Super Mario 64!! I love the NES games too; & the GALAXY games are truly MASTERPIECES!! I always look forward to new Mario games in the main series; but I also love the sports, parties, & racing games too! MARIO CAN DO IT ALL!! is there anything he CAN'T DO... (or what Miyamoto the Man has THOUGH OF?!!!
#3) Donkey Kong from the Donkey Kong series of course - namely because I love the hairy ape LOL! Ever since I knew of Mario's existance; I knew his hairy rival would get his own spotlight! And my first LOVE in the DK games was the DKC games for the SNES! I played the heck out of the first one; which is ALWAYS A CLASSIC! And I LOVED the second DKC with Dixie! When DKC Returns came out; I got it last year & LOVED every glorious moment of it! And DK isn't that bad of a character in the Mario sports, party, & racing games either; of DK's own spin off games like DK Konga, Mario vs. DK, or DK Jungle Climber!
#4) Pikachu from Pokemon - because I love my Pokemon games! And like Ash Ketchum; I love PIKACHU! Whenever I play Pokemon games I always have my favorite Pokemon; but Pikachu is my best friend & my choice for an electric Pokemon! He's just TOO GOSH DARN CUTE!! Other favorite Pokemon characters I SIMPLY LOVE are Charizard, Bulbasaur, MEWTWO, Lapras, & Scizor! I'd name a ton more too; since I have several favorites! The first 250 Pokemon from Kanto & Johto will ALWAYS be CLASSIC favorites of mine!!