Top 10 Video Games Rulers!

  • Published on Mar 17, 2017
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    Whether it's with an iron fist or a gentle hand, these characters rule. The are the kings, queens, emperors, princes and princesses, chiefs and rulers of all kinds that come from the realm of video games! Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Videogame Rulers.
    00:32 #10. Oryx, The Taken King
    01:23 #9. Emperor Uriel Septim VII
    02:23 #8. Princess Zelda
    03:21 #7. Shao Khan
    04:12 #6. Urdnot Wrex
    05:05 #5. Arthas Menethil
    06:02 #4. Emperor Emhyr
    06:57 #3, #2 & #1: ????
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  • Top 10  Top Five  List  rank  Video Game  Rulers  King  Queen  Prince  Princess  chief  emperor  Katamari  The Witcher  Mario  Bowser  Emhyr  Arthas  Warcraft  Urdnot Wrex  Shao Khan  Mortal Kombat  Zelda  The legend of Zelda  Uriel Septim  Oblivion  Elder Scrolls  Oryx  Taken King  Destiny  best king  greatest king  greatest ruler  best queen  greatest queen  king from  ruler from  koopa king  king koopa  witcher 3 emperor  witcher 3 king  elder scrolls king  

Comments • 675

  •  10 months ago +1

    Play some of the games featured on this list:
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition - PlayStation 4 Emperor Uriel Septim VII
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Wii U Princess Zelda
    Mass Effect Trilogy - Xbox 360 Urdnot Wrex

  • William Brennan
    William Brennan 9 days ago

    Browser would be too lazy for #1

  • ZacRyan777
    ZacRyan777 2 months ago

    Handsome Jack

  • Nikki Villemaire
    Nikki Villemaire 3 months ago

    I'm glad I watched this because I was trying to remember this one video game ruler, that I could see what he looked like in my mind's eye, but I couldn't remember his name for the life of me, nor what game he was in. Thankfully he was on this list at number 10: Oryx, The Taken King.

  • Kirby Leggington
    Kirby Leggington 6 months ago

    0/10 no mention of the majestic King Dedede.

  • Kirby Leggington
    Kirby Leggington 7 months ago

    How do you make this and completely forget about King Dedede?

  • Frodo1261
    Frodo1261 8 months ago

    I'm surprised melia from xenoblade chronicles wasn't on here

  • Hybrant
    Hybrant 9 months ago

    Wait it says that the video was released in March 17, 2017 in the description! How????

  • GrimmR
    GrimmR 9 months ago

    Warcraft III : Reign of chaos (2002), NOT 2004

  • Alex Gray
    Alex Gray 9 months ago

    how about king mickey from kingdom hearts series!!!??????

  • spongeyspikes09
    spongeyspikes09 9 months ago

    ha! Fuck Zelda, the character k?

  • japhygato
    japhygato 9 months ago

    Just clicked because the title is super confusing. Y'all need to work on that... or don't. I guess it did cause me to click on it.
    But seriously, video game is singular and plural. Like moose. Not knowing that really hurts your credibility on the subject.

  • Zikkeboi
    Zikkeboi 9 months ago

    Graham? :/

  • Andy Skied
    Andy Skied 9 months ago

    Bowser is king. he's the best.

  • Chris Taylor
    Chris Taylor 9 months ago

    extremely suprised to not see Diablo on here

  • someone
    someone 9 months ago

    at least put Arthas and Emhyr top 2
    not these shitty 2 be on top 2

  •  10 months ago

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  • Bob Jones
    Bob Jones 10 months ago +1

    PAGAN MIN?!???!???!??????? Y IS HE NOT ON HERE??!???!???!???!?

  • 331Giselerox
    331Giselerox 10 months ago +2

    Yay Cecil! ❤

  • ian moone
    ian moone 10 months ago

    The Protagonist from Saints Row??!?

  • Zlatko Pavlović
    Zlatko Pavlović 10 months ago +1

    mojjo super su ti videi vec sam ih lajkao 2009 jako su super pozz za tebe.

  • Jon Crawford
    Jon Crawford 10 months ago

    Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule

  • Jerek Headrick
    Jerek Headrick 10 months ago

    Asgore in honorable mentions? Yeah, okay. He was kinda a terrible king.

  • Kyero
    Kyero 10 months ago

    Yep knew they'd use Fem Shep

  • dimitri kats
    dimitri kats 10 months ago

    Reason: NO KING DEDEDE!!!!!!!

  • furyberserk
    furyberserk 10 months ago

    Number 1 better not be Peach!!!!

  • VixXstazosJOB
    VixXstazosJOB 10 months ago

    eveytime i feel ZENO from DB being the ruler of all makes no sense, i remember Katamary Damacy and that problem gets solved lol

  • VixXstazosJOB
    VixXstazosJOB 10 months ago

    was about to happy trigger a dislike due to Zelda being so low and dat mainstream boring childish number 3 beating the likes of Arthur and Shao Kan..... but THEN i saw number 1 and the forces moved to the other side for the insta like lol, FF4 is still on my holy square - not pun intended - of best FF games due to him XD

  • Phillip Keen
    Phillip Keen 10 months ago

    ok list but no Lord Gywn?

  • Kayleen's World
    Kayleen's World 10 months ago

    Oh I hope Asgore from "Undertale" is in "Top 10 Video Games Rulers!".
    (Haven't watched "Top 10 Video Games Rulers!" yet)

  • Ehouse33
    Ehouse33 10 months ago

    That Thumbnail of Zelda is enough for me to click.

  • epicanime009
    epicanime009 10 months ago

    Damn Damn Damn Damn DAMN! I still dont have breath of the wild, FUCK

  • Eric
    Eric 10 months ago

    Ulfric Stormcloak jarl of Windhelm and leader of the storcloak rebellion should at least be an honourable mention

  • Tye the Monado Boy
    Tye the Monado Boy 10 months ago

    Egil from Xenoblade Chronicles should definitely have been on this list.

    Also Ike is better than Chrom.

  • XSpectrum
    XSpectrum 10 months ago

    Flemeth from Dragon Age?

  • Corbin Moon
    Corbin Moon 10 months ago +1

    I did click on it because of Zelda I am A die hard LOZ fan

    • Corbin Moon
      Corbin Moon 10 months ago

      She helps link see that there is more power in him than just the Master Sword it gets deep in BOTW

  • Oh GTFO
    Oh GTFO 10 months ago

    Where's Prince of Persia?

  • Charlie Alexander
    Charlie Alexander 10 months ago +1

    When it came to number 8 I was praying for no breath of the wild spoilers

    • Charlie Alexander
      Charlie Alexander 10 months ago

      I know nintendo need to ship out more switches

    • XJasonXx
      XJasonXx 10 months ago

      Charlie Alexander Nintendo Switches are sold out everywhere :(

    • epicanime009
      epicanime009 10 months ago

      Charlie Alexander Same! i dont have the game yet, so i was like " i cant watch this(but i must) but i cant( but i must

  • Sinraiser
    Sinraiser 10 months ago


  • NexusRev
    NexusRev 10 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks Mateus from Final Fantasy II deserved the top spot instead of Cecil?

  • Qwantum
    Qwantum 10 months ago

    WHERE IS SAURON FROM SHADOW OF MORDOR AND SHADOW OF WAR!?!?!? And lord of the rings and hobbit

  • Mitchell Morrison
    Mitchell Morrison 10 months ago

    i kinda expected jack from borderlands

  • Dnny_ Pttr
    Dnny_ Pttr 10 months ago

    I'm just wondering where is JIN KAZAMA?

  • Kyle garcia
    Kyle garcia 10 months ago +1

    Didn't even watch the video just went straight to the breath of the wild part .

  • Ying Dong
    Ying Dong 10 months ago

    I'm not buying a Switch until they make the screen of diamond.

  • Nikola Peh
    Nikola Peh 10 months ago

    Michael Corleone xD

  • super dennis
    super dennis 10 months ago


  • TheShadowHunter
    TheShadowHunter 10 months ago

    if you were going to pick a ruler from the final fantasy series, you could've gone with noctis, regis, ashe, garnet or even edgar. don't get me wrong, cecil is a good choice, just a little outdated is all and the series offers such variety

  • StaticShock42
    StaticShock42 10 months ago +2

    I'm a little disappointed that Mickey from Kingdom Hearts didn't make the list or even honorable mentions.

    • Myung Kou Kang
      Myung Kou Kang 5 months ago

      While WatchMojo did not state the qualifier, the characters on this list needs to come from games first. Micky, though starring in games including Kingdom Hearts, started as a cartoon character first. So he does not count.

  • Low Priority Lord
    Low Priority Lord 10 months ago

    fvck no luca blight?

  • pikachu 1050
    pikachu 1050 10 months ago

    why is everybody hating on zelda?

  • Akatsuki016
    Akatsuki016 10 months ago

    1# Gwyn Lord of Cynder originally the lord of sunlight , dark souls ok fuck u watchmojo

  • Sonicexe THE HEDGEHOG
    Sonicexe THE HEDGEHOG 10 months ago

    I felt that the Lord Of Darkness Dracula should have been in this list

  • alket sadedinaj
    alket sadedinaj 10 months ago +1

    You heathens!! What about the emperor in warhammer!!

  • Parminder Singh
    Parminder Singh 10 months ago

    the queen of the awoken is hot. Oh Mara Sov, why did you die?

  • Iron Sword GAMES
    Iron Sword GAMES 10 months ago

    Doesn't the lich king looks like PopularMMOs aka pat's minecraft skin?

  • Destin The Gamer Gecko
    Destin The Gamer Gecko 10 months ago +1

    i thought oryx was one of the most badass villains in games

  • Neo Aiden
    Neo Aiden 10 months ago

    final fantasy xv king Regis?

  • vrej keuhnelian
    vrej keuhnelian 10 months ago

    What about dr eggman

    • Compucles
      Compucles 10 months ago

      What does Robotnik rule? His plans to set up an empire always fail, and his only loyal minions are robots (and even they occasionally turn against him).

  • David Y
    David Y 10 months ago

    Princess Zelda is the best ruler in all of video games. In fact, not just video games, but also video games combined with movies, books and tv. Get your fucking act together.

  • klaudio mustafaj
    klaudio mustafaj 10 months ago

    the clickbait is real

  • Noob Plays
    Noob Plays 10 months ago

    Artanis,Arturus Mengsk?

  • Haman Karn
    Haman Karn 10 months ago

    Where the fuck is Cao Cao?

  • OtakuLady
    OtakuLady 10 months ago

    Wow this list was awful....

  • Cathal the psycho
    Cathal the psycho 10 months ago

    And Peach not even on honourable mentions oh come on!

    • Compucles
      Compucles 10 months ago

      Not always. She fights in "Super Mario Bros. 2," "Super Mario RPG," "Super Princess Peach," and "Super Mario 3D World," but yeah I agree that she's not a very effective ruler most of the time.

    • Respector Of Women
      Respector Of Women 10 months ago +1

      Cathal Grogan Every single game she gets kidnapped without putting up a fight, does nothing but scream "Mario!" And is just plain boring

  • Fleuria aria
    Fleuria aria 10 months ago

    regis where are you ?!?

  • Joshua Green
    Joshua Green 10 months ago

    We need another top 10 rulers. Preferably male and female. There's just so many.

  • ozzman123
    ozzman123 10 months ago

    where the fuck is Liu bei, Cao Cao and Sun Quan from dynasty warriors

  • Red and Black Cat
    Red and Black Cat 10 months ago

    They should make a Top 10 Fire Emblem rulers list.

    • Red and Black Cat
      Red and Black Cat 10 months ago

      I think the kings, queens, nobles, and generals could all have their own list. But that is just my opinion.

    • Darth Revan
      Darth Revan 10 months ago

      Question is, who qualifices for this list, every king(like Marth) and queen or also powerfull nobels(like Oliver) and generals (like Jarrod(yes not the best example but the first that came to me)?

    • Red and Black Cat
      Red and Black Cat 10 months ago

      Exactly! Or they could do it parts, or something.

    • Darth Revan
      Darth Revan 10 months ago

      Even with 10 spots it would be hard to decide who to have in that list.

  • Chris Hodgson
    Chris Hodgson 10 months ago

    do a top 10 witcher moments

  • Strafka
    Strafka 10 months ago

    Cecil? Really? I thought you would go for Kefka?

  • Benny Moonwalker
    Benny Moonwalker 10 months ago

    not bad

  • Shadow Gamer
    Shadow Gamer 10 months ago

    seriously they used zelda as clickbait

  • sushi xoxo
    sushi xoxo 10 months ago +1

    Here because Zelda

  • djstona
    djstona 10 months ago

    very well chosen with cecil was thinkin this hole video how can u talk about rulers and not mention one of the ff series xD

  • BlueKnight000
    BlueKnight000 10 months ago +1

    you think you can just put zelda at #8 and make ASGORE AN HONORABLE MENTION. Top 10 lists these days.......XD

  • OogieBoogie
    OogieBoogie 10 months ago

    Bowser number 3? (Pause) You know what? I'll accept it.

  • Justin Alexander
    Justin Alexander 10 months ago

    0:01 already promoting Iron Fist.😎

  • warren byrne
    warren byrne 10 months ago


  • Kevin Corzeus
    Kevin Corzeus 10 months ago

    i can voice urdnot wrex in the first try, my friend said so

  • Ysmir PL
    Ysmir PL 10 months ago

    god emperor wh40k ?

  • Kacilan United
    Kacilan United 10 months ago

    Zelda isn't the hero.
    They should've called the game The Hero of Hyrule

    • Compucles
      Compucles 10 months ago

      The games never say she is the hero. She's still heavily involved in the various "legends."

  • paco ramon
    paco ramon 10 months ago +3

    #1 My dick

  • خليفة مطر المزروعي

    Btw I'm almost certain that Zelda is a princess and not a queen am I wrong?

    • Zumo-Jo
      Zumo-Jo 10 months ago

      William Roche you forgot to mention HW in which she's a queen

    • William Roche
      William Roche 10 months ago +3

      She's been the head ruler of hyrule in quite a few games actually, like Spirit Tracks, Twilight Princess, and BotW (technically) and one or two others. But she still takes the title of "princess"

  • When The Music's Over
    When The Music's Over 10 months ago

    "This calls for a celebration! CHEEEESE...for EVERYONE!!!"

  • Julius Sjöstedt
    Julius Sjöstedt 10 months ago


  • Shray Singh
    Shray Singh 10 months ago

    Well #1 was a surprise. Go Cecil

  • TheKamuelaKamike
    TheKamuelaKamike 10 months ago

    I'm all about Jarl Balgruuf.

  • Gaurav Mishra
    Gaurav Mishra 10 months ago +2

    Uriel Septim VII makes through the list but Tiber Septim does not?

  • Emil Smith Nielsen
    Emil Smith Nielsen 10 months ago +1

    I killed Urdnot Wrex in ME1..

  • dank demer
    dank demer 10 months ago +1

    you included the second last in the septim bloodline but not our lord and savior Talos(Tiber septim)

  • Rob Maxwell
    Rob Maxwell 10 months ago +1

    Yall never nail the Final Fantasy pick

  • James Bevan
    James Bevan 10 months ago

    #1 - the ruler you can use as a weapon in Earthbound.

  • Yomi El
    Yomi El 10 months ago

    Do a top 10 evil rulers in video games. I nominate Luca Blight from Suikoden II.

    • Yung Banana Bread
      Yung Banana Bread 10 months ago

      Yomi El no toad from Mario I feel he's just up to no good and only if the game let me kill him I would truley be at peace

  • newageBoundhippie
    newageBoundhippie 10 months ago +6

    no mentions for:
    Princess Peach
    Princess Daisy
    Poo ( EarthBound )
    Melia ( Xenoblade Chronicles )
    Callista ( The Last Story )
    King Dedede ( Kirby series )
    Midna ( Zelda series )
    Laharl ( Disgaea series )
    Mickey Mouse ( Kingdom Hearts series )
    King K Rool ( Donkey Kong series )

    • Myung Kou Kang
      Myung Kou Kang 5 months ago

      newageBoundhippie, Micky does not count. He may been in games including Kingdom Hearts, but he started as a cartoon character, and though not stated, the qualifier is from games first.

    • Zlatko Pavlović
      Zlatko Pavlović 10 months ago

      newageBoundhippie. jebem ti mamu tatu i sve u kuci ili stanu i za tebe fak ju zzfzdtoufzixtdzvoxtszczctdtczcgchicigxgixogogogxigxgyxgxgxgxgygxgggxfxfxgxtxtxtxtxffxfxtxtxtytxtxtxxtxygxtxddtutdfzdtdtdddzdtdtdtdtdtdtddds

    • The Gaming Memester
      The Gaming Memester 10 months ago

      newageBoundhippie i was kind of hoping that they would troll and say one of those characters ( especially King Dedede)

    • Zumo-Jo
      Zumo-Jo 10 months ago

      PouncingPandae it's like she doesn't even try to run

    • PouncingPandae
      PouncingPandae 10 months ago

      newageBoundhippie that's cause princess peach is worthless, all she ever does is get captured.

    AZOLOB 10 months ago

    What no Scolar Visari?

  • Toaster-a
    Toaster-a 10 months ago

    Why not Princess Peach?

  • bbarrett726
    bbarrett726 10 months ago +1

    While we're on the topic of Final Fantasy rulers, we can't forget Edgar.

  • mariokenobi2001
    mariokenobi2001 10 months ago

    #1 better be the 'shatter resistant' ones