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

Peashooter from 'Plants vs Zombies' series26/50

26. Peashooter

The humble peashooter was the first plant we received in Plants vs. Zombies. It shot peas at zombies and that was enough. It may not have been as impressive as the Cherry Bomb but the solid and reliable Peashooter was the plant we remember saving us repeatedly, slapped down at the last minute when we only had 100 points worth of sun to spend and the lane we thought empty turned out to have one last zombie in it.

Iconic Moment: The pea flies across the lawn and with a wet splat a zombie's head pops clean off. The lawn is safe – for now.

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