The Daily Five: Characters That Overachieve

May 15, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

We all know one of those people who are relatively good at anything they try and do. They’re the overachievers who do anything to win and do anything to get the job done. Unfortunately in the gaming industry, overachieving is taken to an entirely new height by watching normal people do incredible things that just wouldn’t be possible in real life.

Today we honor these men and women who have been given incredible abilities that we know, if they were real, would never be capable of doing what they do.

Super Mario
Mario is probably the biggest overachiever in the history of gaming. This guy is nothing more than your average, overweight plumber who rarely, if ever, does his job. Yet as Mario, you’re tasked with taking down wave after wave of enemies all in the hopes of one day rescuing your kidnapped love. And what does any of that have to do with plumbing or the expectation of a plumber? Absolutely nothing. Mario has no business being Chuck Norris.

Max Payne
Max Payne is a badass. That’s hard to argue. He’s a former New York Police Detective and used to work for the DEA. However, this guy has the uncanny ability to take on entire multi-international gangs with nothing more than a few guns and some tripped out effects. Really? Are we supposed to believe that this guy is some form of Punisher? Everyone knows cops love donuts, not going on crazy ass vendettas.

Lara Croft
O-V-E-R-A-C-H-I-E-V-E-R. Lara Croft is that kid in your class that was always doing bonus credit and getting a GPA above the maximum grade possible. However, despite just being an archaeologist, she’s capable of also taking down an entire small privatized army in order to save the world. That’s right. It’s not just a vendetta or killing those who killed her family. She’s saving the world one adventure at a time.

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