PlayStation's 10 most influential video game characters, ranked

There are dozens of PlayStation-exclusive characters, but these ten helped revolutionize the gaming industry.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 screenshot, Image courtesy Insomniac Games
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7. Abby Anderson

Video games: The Last of Us 2

"Hey, you're my people!" - Abby Anderson

There has never been a character more hated than Abby. The funny thing is there are times when she’s the protagonist. If we’re being honest, Abby's revenge is as justified as Ellie’s. They both wanted revenge for a death that could have been avoided.

Abby didn’t have to murder Joel. She felt a need to kill him. The funny thing is the nightmares after her father's death continued after she got her pound of flesh. It wasn’t until she helped Yara and Lev that she got peace. Nevertheless, people hated her for slaying Joel and she’ll never be forgiven.

6. Ratchet and Clank

Video games: The Ratchet and Clank franchise

"Hey, look Plumbers Crack!" - Ratchet

Everything about Ratchet and Clank is fun. The names of the things in the game are ridiculous (Raritanium), and the villains are goofy (Dr. Nefarious and Captain Quark). Just being fun isn’t enough. Thankfully, Insomniac Games took Ratchet and Clank and redefined entertainment and it starts with their stars.

Ratchet and Clank are silly individually. However, they’re both highly intelligent. Sometimes their humor is calamitous, Then, they'll turn around a create something groundbreaking. The mixture isn’t seen often in any genre.

Their biggest truth is that they’ve been imitated, but no company’s ever duplicated them with this kind of success. They aren't even the first duo like this created by PlayStation. This proves that they’re more than just characters. They’re classics. 17 games over two decades and a feature film can’t be wrong.