You've seen them in random commercials for non-gaming-related products. You've spotted them on children's bookbags. You've even seen them on the front of cereal boxes, lunch boxes, and old cans of SpaghettiOs!
The characters we speak of are icons derived from the world of gaming. Ever since the interactive entertainment medium we love so much began dominating the world, fans far and wide have come to adore its most recognizable faces. Not a day goes by when at least one of these characters comes across your timeline, gets mentioned during a random conversation, or pops up into your head after listening to an associated song of some kind. We're here to honor 51 of the very best and honor their historic runs.
So without further ado, join us as we showcase the most iconic video game characters of all time.