11 Disabled Video Game Characters

Adam Jensen – Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an action role-playing video game developed by Eidos Montreal studios and published by Square Enix in 2011 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii U and the Mac OS. The game is set in the year 2027 where protagonist ex-SWAT officer Adam Jensen is employed as a security officer for Sarif Industries a company at the head of the augmented artificial organ revolutions which are bionic parts used to cure people’s disabilities. Adam Jensen is himself injured in an attack on Sarif industries (causing him to become an amputee) that also killed his girlfriend at the time. Despite this Adam Jensen receives an ‘augmentation’ which allows him to walk, run and climb pain-free and with no difference to a real leg.

Master Rahm Kota – Star Wars Unleashed 2

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is an action-adventure platformer video game and published by LucasArts for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Microsoft Windows in 2010. The game continues on the story of protagonist Starkiller who is a clone created to be Darth Vader’s apprentice before turning his back on the dark side with the story following his journey on fighting the corrupt empire while battling his own demons. Master Rahm Kota is an exiled Jedi master who was once on the Jedi Council during the Clone Wars, he helps guide Starkiller through parts of the game. Kota is totally blind but uses the force to ‘see’ and guide him.

Bentley – Sly Cooper

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Sly Cooper is a series of platform stealth video games developed for the PS2 up to the current PS4, the game is set in a fictional world of anthropomorphic creatures magical and futuristic powers. It follows the three characters of the ‘Cooper Gang’, Bentley is one of the characters and is known as the brains of the group. Bentley is a male turtle with green skin and is known for wearing sunglasses at all times, Bentley uses a specially designed wheelchair due to a damaged spinal cord which allows him to fly in mid-air and overcome all obstacles in his way

Taimi – Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCSOFT in the summer of 2012, the game did not have subscription fees instead it has a one time fixed fee to install it with the game eventually becoming free to play with some microtransactions in 2015. Taimi is a character from the asura race who are advanced underground dwellers, Taimi suffers from a degenerative disease that prevents her from walking long distances so she gets the help from her friend golem called Scruffy who is actually a robot she uses for walking around and fighting enemies.

Lester Crest – GTA 5

GTA V is an action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Lester Crest is a character from GTA 5, he suffers from a wasting disease which has worn down his motor skills and left him wheelchair bound, he is part of Michael De Sant’s heist crew and he is responsible for the planning and more technical side of the heists rather than taking part in them directly.

Dr. Huey Emmerich – Metal Gear Solid V

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by Kojima Productions and published by Konami Digital Entertainment in 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. Dr. Emmerich also referred simply as Heuy, he is a mechanical engineer responsible for developing the bipedal locomotion technology for the Peace Walker Project in 1974. Dr. Emmerich is a born paraplegic who is unable to walk due to his abnormally shaped spine and is thus confined to a wheelchair.

Joker – Mass Effect

Mass Effect is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Microsoft Game Studios and Electronic Arts in 2007 for the Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3. The game takes in the year 2183 where the human civilization is threatened by a highly advanced machine race of synthetic organic starships. Joker real name Jeff Moreau is a pilot of the SSV Normandy spaceship, he is one of the best characters and is loathed for his arrogance in always telling everyone and showing off how good of a pilot he is. Joker is born with a condition called Vrolik syndrome, which causes his bones to be super brittle and even in the year 2183 according to the game there is still no cure or medicine for it meaning that Joker needs to use crutches and leg braces.

Woods – Call Of Duty Black Ops

Call Of Duty Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision in 2010, the game is set in the 1960’s during the Cold War with the game following the CIA led by protagonist Alex Mason who is trying to prevent a chemical attack across the USA. Woods, full name Frank Woods is a supporting character in the first Black Ops game and also has more prominent role in Black Ops 2, he is also part of the CIA and was disabled for life after being shot in the legs during a failed mission.

Alcatraz – Crysis 2

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Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts, you play as a Force Recon Marine called Alcatraz who wears a nanosuit that allows him to fight without any repercussions from his many traumatic injuries who are not specifically mentioned or described but its said that Alcatraz does not have full control of his body.

Sir Hammerlock – Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 is an open world action role-playing video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, the game was released in 2012 for the PS3, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and later for the OS X. The game follows the Vault Hunters who are fighting to save the planet from antagonist Handsome Jack who they have finally have had enough with after the first Borderlands game and have decided to finally kill him. Sir Hammerlock is an NPC in Borderlands 2, he is a hunter who is the first friendly human encountered in the Borderlands 2 game and providers the players with the players with their first mission and continuing to provide them with missions throughout the game. He has multiple artificial limbs made from metal scrap to replace his missing limbs.

General Horace Warfield – StarCraft 2

StarCraft 2 is a sequel to the real-time strategy game StarCraft, the game is split in 3 parts made up of 3 expansions allowing for Blizzard to add a lot of characters and a detailed storyline for the second game of the series. The game is set in the beginning of the 26th century, where four races around the galaxy are fighting for dominance. General Horace Warfield is a general from the human Terran Dominion faction, his right hand was amputated after he was injured in battle and its replaced with a new bionic arm which switches between a cannon and an arm.

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