Most characters in video games are dominated by male characters. As well as in RPG, many of the main characters are male. Male characters can develop the character in many ways, being protagonist or antagonist. Despite of their role in the game, there are some who were more attractive than the others. Here are top 7 most attractive male RPG characters that you should know.
7. Gaius (Tales of Xillia)
Gaius is the major character and major antagonist in Tales of Xillia. His role is also the major antagonist who serves as the king of Auj Oule. Although his intention is actually good, he clashed with the heroes due to the difference in the method they used in saving the people of Rieze Maxia. Gaius isn’t a playable character in Tales of Xillia, but in the sequel he becomes a playable character.
Although he has a stoic and inscrutable disposition, he is loved by his people. He is a kind of king who spares his time to hear about the people’s problem, and doesn’t mind to look into it personally. He even has the philosophy that it is the duties of the strong to protect the weak. With his great responsibility upon the safety of his people and his cool demeanor, he deserved to be on the list.
6. Snow Villiers (Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2)
Snow is the playable character in Final Fantasy XIII, and become a guest character in Final Fantasy XIII-2. In Final Fantasy XIII, he is the leader of the neighborhood watch group NORA in the town of Bodhum. His determination is shown when he tries to save his fiancée, Serah Farron who is also Lightning’s sister. Later, he has a bigger role in saving Cocoon, the utopia where he and his friends resided.
Snow is a self-proclaimed hero type of a person who wishes to help as many people as he can. He is a kind of person who acts first before thinking. With that kind of attitude, he often causing trouble and putting others in danger. Having relentless optimistic personality, Lightning also stated that his quality is being “too stubborn to die”. Despite all of his naivety, he is attractive enough with his appearance.
5. Chrom (Fire Emblem Awakening)
Chrom is one of the three main protagonists of Fire Emblem Awakening. He is the prince and later the Exalt of the Halidom of Ylisse. He is the direct descendant of the first Exalt and the distance descendant of the Hero-King, Marth. He is also the captain of the Ylisse’s elite force called The Shepherds. Chrom wields the legendary blade Falchion as his weapon.
Being one of the three main characters in the game is attractive enough to make him loved by players. He also has some positive traits such as being direct and commited, making him never hesitate to charge forward achieving that which he believes in. Not only that, he also protective to his sisters. He never thinks himself superior to anyone just because of his royalty.
4. Balthier (Final Fantasy XII)
Balthier, or his real name Ffamran mied Bunansa, is a playable character in Final Fantasy XII. He is a sky pirate who ventures around Ivalice on his airship, the Strahl with his partner Fran. His first meeting with Vaan (the main protagonist) is when he is trying to steal from the Royal Palace of Rabanastre. Later, he finds himself as a part of conflict between political forces that could lead to a war.
With his short brown hair, sharp-styled sideburns, green eyes, and his typical clothing, Balthier easily becomes an attractive male RPG character. His appearance as a pirate is as trendy as a modern youth should be. He has a charming, cunning, and cynical personality. He becomes cocky and self-centered person sometimes, but he trust Fran completely. His appearance only is enough to make him attractive.
3. Akihiko Sanada (Persona Series)
Akihiko Sanada is a playable character in some of Persona series, but he made his debut in Persona 3. He is a student at Gekkoukan High School and also a member of Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (an extracurricular after school club for Persona users at Gekkoukan High School). He uses gloves and his knuckles as weapon, making him proficient at fighting as a boxer character.
Judging by his appearance only is enough to make him attractive, especially to female players. With his short silver hair and gray eyes, he becomes popular to the opposite gender. Akihiko is a well-respected and cool upperclassman. He often being serious and determined, but he can also crack jokes at certain occasion. He is eager to train and fight, making him even more cooler with his tough look.
2. Bowman Jean (Star Ocean: The Second Story)
Bowman is a playable character in Star Ocean: The Second Story and its remake, Star Ocean: Second Evolution. He is a pharmacist who runs a drug store in the town of Linga with his wife. As a pharmacist, Bowman possesses martial art skills. The first time the party run into him was when Claude and friends were looking for someone he knows. Bowman then joins the party later on.
Bowman has everything required for people to like him. He is well-mannered, smart, strong, and also passionate about everything he interested in. He is also a devoted husband to his wife Ninay, although sometimes he flirts with girls when she isn’t around him. With knuckles as his weapon, Bowman is a skilled martial artist. He is a favorite for every melee fighter-type characters lover like me.
1. Albel Nox (Star Ocean: Till the End of Time)
Albel is a playable character in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. He is an Elicoorian swordsman from the kingdom of Airyglyph. The guy who is also known as Albel the Wicked fights the group until about half part of the game before he finally joins. The proud leader of a group called Black Brigade is easily recognized by his gauntlet and his katana. With his weapons, he specializes in one-on-one combat.
His toughness, his strength, and his role as a leader of a certain group are the main reasons why this character is attractive and interesting. But aside from those all, this tough-looking guy is actually has a tragic past. He lost his left arm when he took the Ascension of the Flame ceremony. But apparently, the gauntlet which has replaced his left arm becomes his formidable weapon.
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The top 3 on the list is always become my favorite. Bowman is my favorite with his martial art skills; Akihiko is my favorite with his tough look and his boxing skills; and finally Albel, as soon as I played Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. The two of them are melee-based fighters (which is my favorite), but I will choose Albel for his interesting background and his turning good-role in the game.
What about you? Which one do you think is the most attractive male RPG characters from the list above? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.