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

Sackboy from 'LittleBigPlanet'23/50

23. Sackboy

It's surprising the cute toy that represents us in the dreamscape of LittleBigPlanet became so recognizable. At the beginning of the game Sackboy was a blank slate we covered up with customization items – glasses, mustaches, shark hats – but by the end of LittleBigPlanet he'd stopped being our stand-in and become his own entity, friendly and helpful and so gosh-darn nice.

Iconic Moment: When the villain who has been stealing from everyone's dreams turns out to be a lonely old man, Sackboy offers to be his friend. That's how you defeat a final boss, Sackboy-style.

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