50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters and heroes modern games have to offer

Clementine from 'The Walking Dead'36/50

36. Clementine

The canon of post-apocalyptic stories has shown us that it’s all too easy to lose our sense of right and wrong. This is what makes Clem such a strong presence in Telltale's The Walking Dead. She's our moral compass, her young eyes reflecting the terrible acts that the adults around her keep committing. Her innocence and the care we feel for her is what propels the whole story forward. When she’s left alone at the end of season one, she’s forced to take on all she’s learned from others, particularly the choices and actions we’ve given her father figure, Lee. Hopefully we've mentored her best self.

Iconic moment: Though only nine years old, Clem is strong in the face of adversity. When she encounters her zombie parents she’s still able to get an unconscious Lee to safety.

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