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Black History Month Gaming Poll. Favorite Black Protagonist. (Poll)

#1calinksPosted 2/19/2013 11:51:58 AM(edited)
Who is your favorite black protagonist on a videogame. - Results (288 votes)
Jams Heller (Prototype 2)
4.51% (13 votes)
13
Marcus Reed (True Crime New York City)
0.69% (2 votes)
2
Carl Johnson (GTA San Andreas)
25% (72 votes)
72
Emmett Graves (Starhawk)
0.35% (1 votes)
1
Lee Everett (Walking Dead Game)
48.96% (141 votes)
141
Sheva Alomar (Resident Evil 5)
9.03% (26 votes)
26
Vic Vance (GTA Vice City Stories)
0.69% (2 votes)
2
Other (Please Specify)
10.76% (31 votes)
31
This poll is now closed.
Who is your favorite protagonist and why?

There isn't a dearth of options and I am sure I am missing one or two notable ones. We have had a handful of new additions in the last two years so the results could be interesting.

To qualify for the poll the characters should be original videogame characters or at the least, they should owe most of their acclaim to their videogame counter part. That means no characters based off of real people, movie characters, or comics, etc.

This also does not include create a players obviously. Also try to shy away from players in a game where you can select multiple protagonist who don't really impact the story or narrative.

Also, not, that when referring to a protagonist I mean a main character that the player controls. Not side characters or sidekicks that the story doesn't almost totally revolve around or feature.

James Heller
http://www.technosid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/prototype-2-james-heller.jpg

Marcus Reed
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110317180822/deadliestfiction/images/f/f4/Marcus_Reed.jpg

Carl Johnson
http://www.gamedynamo.com/images/galleries/photo/1140/best-video-game-characters-carl-johnson-gta-san-andreas.jpg

Emmett Graves
http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/4/48227/2202371-starhawk_6_1275000cl_8.jpg

Lee Everett
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/487053_104282466398623_1260266207_n.jpg

Sheva Alomar
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120507153755/residentevil/images/2/22/Sheva_Alomar_Close_Up.jpg

Vic Vance
http://gta.neoseeker.com/w/i/gta/9/9b/Victor_Vance.png
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#2darkharePosted 2/19/2013 11:49:35 AM
the dude in limbo
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#3glassghost0Posted 2/19/2013 11:50:33 AM
Besides Lee and CJ, this is the most random list I've ever seen.
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#4MrMikeMaPosted 2/19/2013 11:51:02 AM
Other

Afro Samurai
#5AWarAmp84Posted 2/19/2013 11:51:41 AM
I'm white and this topic promotes racism.

P.S. When's white history month? Where's the double standard?
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#6darkharePosted 2/19/2013 11:53:46 AM
AWarAmp84 posted...
I'm white and this topic promotes racism.

P.S. When's white history month? Where's the double standard?


wouldnt the double standard be you thinking that white ppl need a white month because black people have a black month? walk your own path dude, no need to follow others on theirs.
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#7MrMikeMaPosted 2/19/2013 11:54:06 AM
Oh, c'mon on.

We get the "other" 11 months. Black history even gets the shortest month of the year.

And also, 50 Cent needs to be nominated!
#8calinks(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2013 11:55:27 AM
From: AWarAmp84 | #005
I'm white and this topic promotes racism.

P.S. When's white history month? Where's the double standard?

I am hoping we can have a mature discussion on the subject matter. Not looking to get into debate over other things. There are very few black protagonist in videogames and this is a chance to celebrate our personal favorite. If you don't have one or don't wish to participate that's fine but please don't try to derail the point of the thread for others who want to share their impressions seriously.
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#9SunDevil77Posted 2/19/2013 11:56:28 AM
COLE TRAIN, BABY
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#10ironmaidenfan70Posted 2/19/2013 11:56:47 AM
Torque the suffering
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