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


30. Sora

At first, Sora seems like little more than a typically generic Final Fantasy boy-hero, complete with spiky hair and silly oversized weapon. He's more down-to-earth than the chosen ones of Square Enix' other games though – he inherited the game's iconic keyblade by mistake, and has to earn it by living up to that accident. That normality makes him perfect for interacting with the Disney characters of Kingdom Hearts, he's often as charmed by them as we were as kids.

Iconic Moment: Sora mopes like a typical JRPG protagonist until Donald and Goofy tell him to cheer up. He tries to smile, and his grimace makes even the cartoon characters laugh.

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