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Video game character

A video game character is a fictional character appearing in a video game or computer game. In the early days of gaming, most characters were little more than generic figures with little in the way of personality, depth, or likeablity. The first game character to gain massive popualrity was Mario in the 1980s. With Mario began the concept of the "game mascot", the idea that a character could become representative of a game company while being marketable to a wide audience. In the years since, many game characters have become bona-fide pop-culture phenomena. Some of the most popular ones are:

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