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


42. Dovahkiin

Ahh, that helmet. Dovahkiin – AKA the Last Dragonborn – is a fighter of many strengths, but it’s the Iron Helmet (yes, it's a proper name) which cements his (or her) status as Tamriel’s most elite of slayers. For many, it’s the headwear used to steer Skyrim’s lead through critical conversations with scaly ancestors, amplify countless exclamations of that omnipresent call-sign, and protect the Dovahkiin from uncertain beginnings through Skyrim’s climactic, cataclysmic battle with portal-hopping dastard Aldiun. Behind the headgear, though, is you. Through smithing, enchanting, alchemy, and other configurable traits, your personal Dragonborn evolves like no one else's. Save for the fact that they can all bellow "Fus Ro Dah" with breathtaking, devastating authority.

Iconic Moment: Learning your first shout as a dragonborn, Unrelenting Force, and then merrily "Fus ro Dah-ing" all over the place. Even at the dog IRL.

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