Why is a long mane necessary to sow evil or good between the pixels? Should capillary imbalances be out of the way? No, and we have great examples of protagonists, archenemies, and supporting characters who are hairless but exude charisma. That is why we wanted to carry out this review by some of the best bald characters in video games.
The most charismatic bald characters in video games
Although there are many bald characters, we wanted to focus our attention on some of the most important ones, without ignoring the clearest ones but wanting to have some special mentions for those who do not usually star in any other list. There are gods and professional assassins, of course, but there are also secondary ones who have starred in memes and even characters that are not human. But we don’t want to gut you anymore. Here you have this selection by the best bald men in video games.
Let’s start with the obvious. Kratos became a God of War after killing Ares himself and wrecking the Greek Olympus without a single hair sticking out of his head. And you worry because you have more tickets than last year. The protagonist of the God of War saga is pure charisma, bad milk and now he is wreaking havoc among Norse mythology with his latest published game (and the one to come). As if that were not enough, he does not use a razor now.
The main problem with Solas is that we cannot comment on everything we would like, so we will simply leave it in what little moments it made us live in Dragon Age Inquisition. He is an elf who shows his pointed ears due to his obvious absence of hair, but it is better not to play a joke because he does not understand it anyway and he volatilizes you with his magic. He is, probably, the character in the saga with the most discussions, theories and conversations among the community. And without spending on shampoo.
If we talk about villains we stay close, specifically in the fictional Spanish town of Resident Evil 4 where they do not need to have too many hairdressers. Bitores Méndez is the mayor of this region, with good intentions, who even opposed Osmund Saddler’s evil plan. But the absence of hair did not serve as a defense to his mind being taken over and he began to do evil. It’s a bit sad because he just wanted to live quietly without hair but with a good beard, taking care of his people, but you know how his story ends.
Jack, Subject Zero
All of us who have enjoyed the Mass Effect saga remember the biotic Jack, a criminal so dangerous that they had to keep her in a cryogenic state after being captured so that she would not continue messing her up. It is the best example that you don’t have to show off your hair to become one of the most feared people in the entire galaxy. Violent, unstable … but that opened his heart to many of us with the possibilities of romance in the saga.
With the recently released Hitman 3 it is unthinkable to leave our favorite bald assassin, Agent 47, off the list. He has a barcode that we can see thanks to his absence of hair, and although the guy looks like a built-in closet he is capable of people do not recognize you when changing clothes. This ICA agent does everything possible to achieve his objective with greater or lesser stealth and using any tool at his disposal … be careful if he takes a razor blade.
He’s not technically a video game character but hey, he’s bald and he’s starred in more than one. Not only has he appeared (evidently) in licensed NBA games, but he’s also starred in the Shaq Fu that made him a master of wrestling with which to slap enemies that crossed his path. Because you don’t have to think of a bald character who can intimidate when you can pull Saquille O’Neil, who is 2.16 meters tall and almost 150 kilos. Laugh at his bald head, come on.
We had not talked about human characters but about bald characters, and Manny Calavera is. Okay, it’s a skull, but does it have hair? The travel agent star of Grim Fandango continues to be one of the best characters in history when it comes to adventure games. And also the bald, of course. This character is sarcastic and his evolution from utter regret to heroism and optimism is still fondly remembered. Accompany Manuel when you can because it is very worth it.
Psycho Mantis (y Fatman, Vulcan Raven…)
Hideo Kojima does not seem to have any problem with baldness, or maybe yes, because there are several enemies of the Metal Gear Solid franchise that we face with serious problems of alopecia, among many others. Psycho Mantis is one of the most mythical, with that ability to read our minds to know all the movements we made with the controller … as long as it was connected to port 1 of the console. But it is that his partner Vulcan Raven did not have hair to show his huge raven tattoo, and so did Fatman in Metal Gear Solid 2 with their pumps and skates.
On his own merits, Craig has earned the affection of many. Even Phil Spencer has a t-shirt in his honor and called him “the Xbox mascot.” In case you have not located, this character became a meme when he appeared in the presentation of Halo Infinite before it was delayed. It was a good sign that the game needed more work and that what was shown on a visual level, perhaps, was not the best example of what Xbox Series X / S was capable of achieving. But Craig and his poorly defined bald spot will always remain in our hearts.
But to finish with another Craig who has accompanied us in the Tekken saga, what do you think of Craig Marduk? This bald Australian could not be more imposing, capable of removing even the hair from our eyelashes with a slap. He has quite a bad temper and took out his mentor, King, in a bar fight because he was a little angry. All our respect for someone who has fists bigger than his shaved head.
And these are just a few of our favorite bald men from video games. Present forever, serve as an example. What are your favorites?