A game-centric ranking seeking to ascertain the top video game characters that went turncoat has produced some rather masculine results, unsurprisingly yielding the villain of a particular legendary RPG as the king of traitors.

The ranking:

1. Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)


2. Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)


3. Cain Highwind (Final Fantasy IV)


4. Leon Magnus (Tales of Destiny)


5. Yoyo (Bahamut Lagoon)


6. Seifer Almasy (Final Fantasy VIII)


7. Jowy Atreides (Suikoden II)


8. Kefka (Final Fantasy VI)


9. Zelos Wilder (Tales of Symphonia)


10. Sirius (Bomberman 64)


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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 14/11/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    But most of those guys were practically obvious bad guys.
    Unless you meant it as in, whoever f*cked up the world most, for own gain. Then yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:40 14/11/2016 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Sephiroth, Seifer, and Kefka were all obvious in their roles. Sephiroth was misleading for maybe half a thought during the flashback until you remembered he sword was in the Shinra pres's back before you even started the segment. Seifer and Kefka were blatant antagonists.

    Wesker was actually a surprise in the first Resident Evil game, and a legit betrayal. He has been an obvious result in the many games since, but his role in the first game was not expected initially.

    Both Tales characters are legitimate betrayals, though they really just follow the archetype set by Nash in Lunar. Likely they make the list for their character popularity even if they both represent the same "type", though Leon is unique for being killed for his role instead of rejoining (until the sequel retconned his death, that is).

    Kain is fantastic entry to the list, given FFIV's role as one of the first character-developed RPGs of the console era, and his two separate betrayals. He more or less set a standard that many games emulated following its success.

    Jowy is a solid entry, in the same vein as Delita from FFT. The ally who takes the antagonistic role. While there are other, less obvious betrayal characters, Jowy, and Suikoden II as a whole, were really done well (though playing as the foil for Luca Blight is a large part of his charm).

    I'm surprised Sirius is here, as I didn't think Bomberman 64 was popular, but he was a fantastic surprise betrayal within the game. He guides you all throughout, and then when you've defeated the antagonist he finishes the job and casts you aside as unnecessary, proceeding with his own goal now that the opposition is removed. As a character, he's a solid list entry.

    I never played Bahamut Lagoon, so I don't know anything about Yoyo.

    I'm surprised Liquid Snake isn't on this list though, for his Codec role in MGS. Like, legitimately surprised. Really, really surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:25 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoko never was traitor, people just rank her as one because she NTR the protagonist big time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    jowy is still the number one traitor for me. i remember loading 40 times back so i could just save nanami and because of that idiot jowy. and it's joey you dumb shit!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 16/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Bad guy" or not, a lot of these traitorous moments are just so.....lackluster..

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think you're really understanding the whole point here.

    These characters worked with the "good guys" for a while, before showing their true motives.

    It doesn't matter if they were "obviously the bad guy".

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:19 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If that's the case, Kefka should be ousted and replaced with fucking seymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Kekfka working with the "good guys" ? Really ? Oh yeah you mean when he tries to mind control Terra ? Or maybe when he "worked" with Celes. Wooo so traitorous... >__<

    This top is shit as much as Sephiroth is overrated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Kefka betrayed Gestahl. Gestahl was supposed to be the top baddie until Kefka betrayed him. The other anon's definition of a traitor is wrong. You just have to betray a person or a group to be a traitor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:03 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    kefka not 1st and sephirotten is? wtf

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    most of the people on this list arent really trators, in some cases they after the same goal as the main just going about it in a more direct and less idealistic way while the rest are plain bad guys

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kratos is also traitor like Zelos

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    zelos is 9th (66 votes)
    alvin is 13th (45 votes)
    kratos is 16th (41 votes)
    raven is 21th (39 votes)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Uhm.... no "Spoilers" tag?


    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't tell if sarcasm. Nothing on this list is recent enough to warrant that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:05 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    a lot of those weren't traitors, they were enemies from the beginning or were spies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A spy is still a traitor from the point of view of the protagonist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:49 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    A spy can't be a traitor, as they were never really with the group to begin with.

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    Comment by CK
    19:29 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Nagito???

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    1) 最も衝撃的だった「ゲームの裏切り者キャラ」is "traitor game chars that were most shocking", not "most traitorous video game characters". at least use google, sankaku!

    2) those 250 votes total (with 1 vote difference) poll results are nonsensical, cause they express opinions of some stupid website minority.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ikutsuki from P3
    Adachi from P4
    Nicholai from RE3

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a shame to have excluded Double Dragon's protagonists. They turn on each other to fight over the damsel, and they're brothers!

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:57 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah instead of double teaming her, they fight it out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:34 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoyo a bitch who trash childhood promise for another guy.......
    leave Byuu wanderling the sky alone in the end lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:04 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck! nostalgic hate intensifies

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 16/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Ghaleon? Where is the Lunar love?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 16/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ghaleon, from the first Lunar: Silver Star Story. Ultimate traitor. Where the hell is he? (Does kinda become good in the second game)

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:39 17/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... *whispers* Rika from Mystic Messenger.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:53 16/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 15/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadness how about golden sun piers or even even felixes team maybe?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    the sweeping villager in Zelda A Link to the Past

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:19 15/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, no Big Boss or the Boss? Wtf Sankaku.

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    Comment by jnitemann
    06:14 15/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oww frigging Mokona (MKR) didn't make the cut?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:09 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Loaded with Final Fantasy characters that were obvious villains (a clown has never been a hero); and these motherfuckers forgot Luna from Silver Star Story?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    villains can betray other villains too. in sephiroth's case, he was a hero till he went psycho after discovering his birth. luna was really just mind controlled. side note I liked how jowy from suikoden 2 was mentioned. loved suikoden.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kefka betraying his own kingdom shocked a lot of people, I guess. Though I guess one thing to remember is that back then, those tropes hadn't been well established, or at least widely known due to lack of the glory that is the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This may not count, but I will add Kisala from Rouge Galaxy. When you see the ending you'll understand...

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    Comment by Rya
    04:44 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I played Bahamut Lagoon way back when the first translation patch came out but I remember literally nothing of the story. To be ranked at 5 that person must have committed a heinous crime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    She and Byuu the MC, has kind of childhood promise to marriage.. but she choose MC rival (which joined us halfway) instead and fucking friendzone Byuu after she got kidnapped by Empire

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 16/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Surprised other people played Bahamut Lagoon.

    Solid SRPG/RPG mix with its innovative dragon growth system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh trust me. She deserves that spot... maybe even higher

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    like any whore, she cucks the mc

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:04 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Cuck" infers the MC enjoyed watching. It is literally a fetish. What is it with this and NTR (which means they were stolen by sexing specifically) being used wrong all the time?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I remember correctly, the first half of the story revolves a group of freedom fighters attempting to rescue their kidnapped princess (#5) from the "evil" empire. The main character, Byuu, shared a special relationship with the princess on the past and before her capture, and at one point promised to climb up this Cathedral that had a special meaning to people in love.

    After you rescue her (couple of years passed), they lead you to believe that she seeks to rekindle this childhood love, and she evens lead the main character on multiple times.

    Little after the first half, one of the big empire generals defects on the Emperor's order and joins your little merry group. Throughout the princess captivity, you see a couple of scenes of this general and her sharing some moments, chatting, flying on dragons etc.

    When he joins you, she chooses him, and climb the cathedral that she had promised to climb with the MC, while he watches. Main male character does not get main female character, despite having a budding romance, and multiple instances of MFC having feelings for MC. And thus, #5 betrayal on this list is born.

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    Comment by Rya
    20:16 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, I can feel the NTR tears of ronery otaku.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    She definitely deserves to be there. Not your typical heroine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:32 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    no delita hyral?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    IKR? Delita was pretty much the most traitorous FF character ever. From squire to king, seeking own gain and betraying a lot of people.
    But Augus/Algus is the master traitor of FFT.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    06:27 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The protagonist of Baten Kaitos. You play him half the game, then he's like "ha, I'm the bad guy, good bye". You then play as somebody else.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:14 14/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's Airy from Bravely Default?

    She fucking lies to you and betrays you

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 15/11/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, she was a really good one! She should definitely be on the list.

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