The 50 Greatest Video Game Villains Of All Time

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Alma Wade
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Greatest Video Game Villains – #21 Alma Wade

Game(s): F.E.A.R. series

Background: Alma Wade is the primary antagonist and the key figure in the F.E.A.R. series of first-person shooter horror games. Born with mysterious psychic powers, Alma underwent numerous emotionally scarring and horrific experiments at a young age. The identity and mystery of Alma is core to the game’s story. She is frequently seen in the first game as a young girl lurking in the shadows, wearing a red dress with long dark hair covering the blank stare on her face. Giggling and running in the shadows, all encounters with her are extremely unnerving and usually end in violence or death. In F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Alma plays an even larger role due to her psychic connection with the protagonist. Shown as a naked, emaciated young woman, she grows romantic and obsessive feelings for the main character and ends up raping him and impregnating herself. Her final appearance is in F.E.A.R 3, where she gives birth to the child and then disappears for the remainder of the game.

Why She’s One Of The Greatest Video Game Villains: Creepy, giggling children have become a common trope in the horror genre, and F.E.A.R. successfully uses this in their characterization of Alma. Whether she is lurking inside mirrors or whispering in your ears, Alma is one of the most frightening foes you will ever encounter in a horror game. Her transformation from a creepy child to an obsessive adult girl make her even all the more disturbing. But her actions in the second F.E.A.R. really are what solidified her as one of the craziest villains in video games. Locking the main character into a chair, then forcing his mind into a hallucination while she rapes him and impregnates herself is absolutely horrifying on so many levels. And not to mention it’s all in first person view. Enough said.

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