Just because a character is popular, it doesn't mean that they are well-written. This is why we created this list of 10 most popular video game popular characters with stupid backstories.

Some of our favorite heroes and icons sound like someone's horrible acid dream when you step back and really consider them. Maybe that just makes them even cooler. These are the top 10 most popular video game characters with stupid backstories.

Oh, and because of the nature of backstories, you can bet that there might be some SPOILERS AHEAD.