Resident Evil Fans Vote for Their Favorite Character: Leon Kennedy Takes the Crown

Resident Evil Fans Vote for Their Favorite Character: Leon Kennedy Takes the Crown

Resident Evil Fans Reveal Their Favorite and Most Detestable Characters in Recent Poll.

Resident Evil fans have spoken, and their favorite character is none other than Leon Kennedy. Japanese video game magazine Famitsu recently polled a survey to find out which Resident Evil characters are admired and despised the most in advance of the highly anticipated release of the Resident Evil 4 remake. Here's what the poll revealed:

Famitsu's Poll Results

Favorite Characters:

  1. Leon Kennedy
  2. Jill Valentine
  3. Chris Redfield
  4. Ada Wong
  5. Claire Redfield
  6. Albert Wesker
  7. Ethan Winters
  8. Rebecca Chambers
  9. Piers Nivans
  10. Hunk

Most Detestable Characters:

  • Albert Wesker
  • Nicholai Ginovaef
  • Licker

It's no surprise that the cunning and conniving Albert Wesker took the top spot for most detestable character. In contrast, Leon Kennedy's popularity is understandable given his prominent roles in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4, which also took the top spots for best Resident Evil games according to the same poll.

Leon Kennedy: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Despite the fact that some might argue that Leon's success is because of his recognizable look and stylish leather jacket, the character is more complicated than it first appears. Fans love Leon because of his engaging behavior, sense of humor, and unflinching resolve. Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, who ranked second and third respectively, are also well-loved characters with their own unique strengths and abilities.

Interestingly, Piers Nivans from Resident Evil 6 made an appearance on the list, outranking series veterans like Barry Burton. It just goes to show that even newer characters can resonate with fans.

Famitsu Readers' Scariest Scenes in Resident Evil

Famitsu readers were also asked for favorite characters to vote for the scariest scenes in the series. The baby monster sequence from Resident Evil Village took the top spot, with the first zombie encounter from the original Resident Evil coming in second. Third place went to the scene where Mia attacks the player in Resident Evil 7.

But that's not all - readers were also asked about the most surprising scene, which saw the infamous dog jumping through the window in the original game taking the top spot. The Tyrant encounter from Resident Evil 2 Remake and the big reveal from Resident Evil Village rounded out the top three.

Leon's Continued Popularity

Resident Evil 4 remake selling three million copies in just two days. It's clear, Leon's popularity isn't going away anytime soon. The game's thrilling combat and overall success have been praised by critics, proving that the franchise still has plenty of life remaining in it.

It's always interesting to see which Resident Evil franchise, fans connect with most, particularly in terms of personalities and scenes. Leon Kennedy's popularity is a testament to his enduring charm and appeal, while the scariest scenes and surprising moments remind us of the terror that has kept fans coming back for more over the years. It's clear after success of Resident Evil 4 remake the franchise will continue to thrill and chill fans for years to come.

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