Best Video Game Merchants from Our Favorite Franchises (Emil, Xur, Moira Brown, Kilton)

By   /   Jan 11, 2018
Best Video Game Merchants

It is hard to imagine that a lot of video game merchants come up when discussing intriguing and fascinating video game characters. However, what this means is that when we do see a merchant worth remembering, it sticks in our memory for a long time. This is what our Best Video Game Merchants is all about!

Today we will be looking back on some of the Best Video Game Merchants that we have seen in video games in recent years. We will mention what it is that we remember about them and what is it that sets them apart from the rest of the crowd?!

Best Video Game Merchants that We Came Across!

Video game merchants are usually characters which blend into the backdrop of video games, and thus they stay hidden. It can be anything from the way they end up impacting the story to their larger than life characters.

The characters that we mention here are quite different from the usual merchant that we see in games. Whether it is Kilton from Zelda or the Crazy Cap Clerks from Super Mario Odyssey, they really brighten up your playthrough of the game and end up making the experience much more rewarding than the other merchants that we see.

So, let us go ahead and take a look at the ten best merchants that we came across. Our Best Video Game Merchants List is in no particular order.

Kilton (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

Kilton in The Legend of Zelda

The hot air balloon really adds depth to this character. We can imagine him flying through the clouds and seeing the sights as he farms the monster parts and masks. His face which looks so peaceful and terrifying at the same time makes buying stuff from him so much more worthwhile.

Porkrind (Cuphead)

Porkrind in Cuphead

Cuphead was perhaps the best game of 2017. And of course, like everything else in the game the merchant is fabulous. The growl that you head as you enter his store and his smooth voice as he sells you stuff makes the simple task of buying stuff really funny.

Emil (NieR: Automata)

Emil in NieR: Automata

Not only is the shopkeeper an important part of the story, but you can also fight him. He has a shiny bald head and you are able to fight him if you manage to unlock the secret ending of the story.

Xur (Destiny 2)

Xur in Destiny

The biggest reason to love Xur is the fact that he gives you some of the most exotic gear. He might only show up on weekends, but his mysterious look and his rare goodies will definitely make some of the Destiny 2 players wait the entire week for him to show up.

Tanaka (Persona)

Tanaka in Persona Games

Most games try to make their merchants really interesting and strange. However, Persona decided to go a different route with Tanaka. He is your typical corporate guy, and his persuasive abilities seem legendary after a simple glance. You know this guy means business, and he does.

Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)

Tom Nook in Animal Crossing Games

His goofy face backed up by his even goofier dress make him seem like a 1970s drug dealer. But the only way he is similar to the former is through the viciousness that he exudes if you do not manage to pay him on time. Definitely, someone you do not want to mess with.

Moira Brown (Fallout 3)

Moira Brown in Fallout 3

Going back to the oldies for this one, Moira Brown is someone who would have passed by you and you would not even give her a second glance. But the fact that she gives you the longest quest in the game by far means that she will be haunting your dreams for at least a few weeks after you are done with the game.

Crazy Cap Clerks (Super Mario Odyssey)

Crazy Cap Clerks in Super Mario Odyssey

The multiple clerks in the series are not only extremely cure but their charm knows no bounds. Entering the area in Tostarena is one of the best feelings in the game. And you get to witness the Clerks with their numerous caps as you browse through the store and pick up the stuff that you need.

The Guardian of Metal (Brutal Legend)

The Guardian of Metal in Brutal Legend

A game which is built for metal fans by metal fans, the Brutal Legend is exactly what it claims to be. And the Guardian of Metal is voiced by none other than the legend Ozzy Osbourne himself. It is really difficult to get to him, but the chance to interact with the virtual Ozzy will definitely make the trek worthwhile for most fans.

Drebin 893 (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots)

Drebin 893 in MGS4

What really separates Drebin from the rest is his back-story. He was kidnapped by the Ugandans when he was young. He removes the ID chips from the weapons so that they can be used by everyone. The fact that there are Drebin points in the game emphasize his importance.

Those are our Best Video Game Merchants. Have a different opinion? Let us know through the comments section below!

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