We go further into some of the most significant, amusing, and influential Indian video gaming characters.
Indians have historically been underrepresented in the media, particularly in video games, but you might not be aware of the significant role we play there. The game industry has long been attracted by Indian tales, mythology, and characters, which are frequently included. In this post, we’ll examine some of the most popular and important Indian video game characters in more detail. Only those characters are listed here that we believe have had a significant effect on the video gaming industry.
1. Dhalsim: Street Fighter
Dhalsim from the Street Fighter games is one of the first desis in video games. He comes complete with the customary loin robe and body paint, but the true reason he’s so famous is because he’s so much fun to use. His move set and special strikes are among the greatest in the game, enabling players to keep adversaries at a distance while unleashing powerful fireballs, and if they’re skilled enough, even maintain an adversary in a noticeable state of being air juggled. The character is so well-known that he has existed in the Street Fighter world from the beginning of the game. Dhalsim would be the Indian fighter we would like to represent us in a competition.
2. Great Tiger: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
The Great Tiger, a seasoned veteran of the game industry, was Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out for the Nintendo Entertainment System’s fearsome foe. It was one of the first boxing games with a strong fighting system, and it was a huge hit back in its day. With all of his supernatural flying and teleportation, the Great Tiger was a bit of a cliche, but he was still a lot of fun to battle against. In 2009, the character returned on the Wii with the same attacks but improved visuals and animation.
3. Farah: Prince Of Persia
Farah, one of the best Indian video game characters, made her debut in the highly regarded Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and returned in The Two Thrones. In the first game of the trilogy, she has a significant role, assisting the Prince in overcoming the deadly Sands of Time. Her persona is regal and seductive without being over the top.
She is a key character in Sands of Time and the driving force for many of the game’s events. Regrettably, her role too faded away when the trilogy was over.
4. Darun Mister: Street Fighter EX Series
Indian characters undoubtedly are popular in Street Fighter! Darun Mister, who initially appeared in Street Fighter EX, is the second Indian to feature in the fighting game series. The PS1 version of the game has choppy visuals. Both Darun Mister and Zangief had a wrestler-like appearance. Even a couple of Mister’s movements are adaptations of Soviet combat inputs. The character was a unique one with some cool fighting skills, but he only appeared until the conclusion of the EX series.
5. Symmetra: Overwatch
Overwatch is one of the most popular games of the age, despite the fact that the majority of us don’t believe it’s all that great. The 12 original heroes from Overwatch are among the most adored video game characters. Symmetra ranks high in terms of coolness among Indian characters. Symmetra, who was born Satya Vaswani, utilises her ability to bend light, a la Green Lantern, to confuse and defeat foes. Her style mixes the best elements of conventional Indian dress with a modern touch.
6. Jayadeep Mir: Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
It was just a matter of time until an Indian hero appeared in an international franchise like Assassin’s Creed. And while we did get one in the form of the London-born assassin Jayadeep Mir, also known by his alias Henry Green, he was not available for us to play as during our experiences in the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. He demonstrated his nearly magical intelligence in addition to battling like a deadly assassin to aid Jacob and Evie Frye, the game’s twin protagonists, in eliminating Crawford Starrick, the game’s main antagonist. We can only hope that Ubisoft will take note and include more amusing assassins of Indian ancestry in its next games.