14. Marcus Fenix
There are plenty of manly, thick-necked heroes in video games, but Marcus Fenix may be the manliest, and also the thickest of neck. The voice performance elevated him though, with John DiMaggio (also voice of Bender and Jake the Dog) giving Marcus surprising humanity. You could hear it in the enthusiastic swearing, the “Nice!” when things went to plan, the way he lost it when someone he cared about was hurt. Marcus could have been another grunting marine, but DiMaggio made him the best grunting marine.
Iconic moment: Chainsawing an enemy in half, Marcus looks on his work and is pleased. “Nice,” he grunts.