Before we had any sort of online gaming the only way to play video games with friends was to meet up in physical, human form and play the game with them. It was an entirely different experience back then. No one had their own screen, there were no headsets and there was no real concept of how badly someone from China could destroy you. However, one thing has remained consistent throughout the years, there’s always a character in multiplayer games who is really annoying and makes you want to punch your friend in the face for playing with them. Whether it’s because they were faster, or bigger, or smaller, or even if they just made a stupid noise, you had a friend who played with this particular character and you hated them for it. Below are 6 characters that could easily make you hate your friends.
Oddjob from Goldeneye
Playing with Oddjob was the equivalent of watching your best friend have sex with your girlfriend and not being able to do anything about it. Maybe it wasn’t that bad, but it was pretty close. Oddjob was such a small target and when you got into close combat you would either shoot right over his head or miss your slaps. This was infuriating because while you weren’t doing any damage he was dumping bullets right into your crotch. Also he wore a ‘bowler’s hat’ which is basically just a shittier fedora and yes, I know it’s tough to believe a hat can get worse than a fedora but Oddjob found a way to make it happen.
Kirby from Super Smash Bros
This one is difficult for me because I was that asshole that played with Kirby and it wasn’t until I met another asshole that played with Kirby that I realized that Kirby is an asshole and he automatically makes whoever plays with him an asshole. He can float, so it’s tough to knock him off maps. He has a very powerful aerial assault. He has a strong hammer attack and to make it even more of a slap in the face his stock color is pink. Kirby is a dick and anyone who plays with him shall be classified as such. I have weaned myself off the Kirby so I’m okay with myself now.
Chun-Li from Street Fighter
Chun Li was an irritating bitch. She was one of the fastest characters in the game and if she got you into close range she could trap you in her storm of kicks. I had a friend who only used to play with Chun-Li and he would trap me on one side of the stage and just kick me until I was K.O’d. It was bullshit and not only did resent him for playing like a douche; I resented Chun-Li and her shitty kicks. One could argue that E-Honda was annoying with his super fast Sumo hand, but at least he maneuvered slowly around the stage and couldn’t easily corner you the way Chun-Li could with her thunder thighs.
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