Opinion: Skyrim’s Cicero – The Most Annoying Video Game Character Of All Time?
For those of you who haven’t yet had the dubious ‘pleasure’ of being introduced, I’m talking about Cicero – a character from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim who may well be the most annoying video game character ever conceived. I’ve only been able to endure a matter of seconds in his company so far, and already I fear to return to the Dark Brotherhood’s sanctuary because I’m so terrified of encountering him again.
Oh, there have been annoying characters before of course. Whiny brat Steve from Resident Evil: Code Veronica X; pretty-much the entire cast of Final Fantasy XIII. But this guy really does take the accolade, sending the player into fits of horrified, teeth-gnashing agony. It’s partly his patronising attitude, it’s partly his ridiculous get-up and demeanour (particularly given his line of work, where you’d imagine subtlety might come in handy). But it’s mainly that voice – an ear-piercing, high-pitched whoop reminiscent of this guy from The Simpsons.
So if you’ve yet to bump into the eccentric loon and are thinking of joining the Dark Brotherhood, you have been warned. And if you’ve already had the misfortune of meeting him, I feel your pain…
Who are the most annoying video game characters you’ve had to endure? Post your own choices below.