50 Most Iconic Video Game Characters of the 21st Century

Sackboy
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Sackboy from 'LittleBigPlanet'23/50

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

23. Sackboy

It's surprising the cute toy that represents us in the dreamscape of LittleBigPlanet became so recognizable. At the beginning of the game Sackboy was a blank slate we covered up with customization items – glasses, mustaches, shark hats – but by the end of LittleBigPlanet he'd stopped being our stand-in and become his own entity, friendly and helpful and so gosh-darn nice.

Iconic Moment: When the villain who has been stealing from everyone's dreams turns out to be a lonely old man, Sackboy offers to be his friend. That's how you defeat a final boss, Sackboy-style.

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