50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

Pudge
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Pudge from 'DOTA 2'16/50

From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters and heroes modern games have to offer

From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters and heroes modern games have to offer

16. Pudge

As everyone who played Scorpion in Mortal Kombat knows, hooks are fun. Pudge became the most popular character in DOTA 2 because his Meat Hook attack is a skill shot that's satisfying to use. Being the signature hero of pro player Danil "Dendi" Ishutin didn't hurt his popularity, either. There's a custom mode called 'Pudge Wars' that's been around since the Warcraft 3 days in which teams of five Pudges face off over a river, hooking each other across like they're fishing. It's so popular it has more players than Evolve.

Iconic moment: Pudge gets first blood in a match, yet again. “Have I got juice on me chins?”

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