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Top 10 Most Annoying Kids in Video Games

VO: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Caitlin Johnson
Kids can be annoying, but annoying kids in a video game can be a million times worse! Welcome to and today we'll be counting down our picks for the top 10 most annoying kids in video games. To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!

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Top 10 Most Annoying Kids in Video Games

Having kids is always a gamble, but having any of these ones is definitely a bust. Welcome to and today we'll be counting down our picks for the top 10 most annoying kids in video games.

For this list, we're looking at teens and pre-teens who are so insufferable you'll be begging developers to do something, anything, to let you get rid of them.

#10: Nelkir

“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (2012)

During your time questing in and around Whiterun, you're going to run by Nelkir and his rich family more times than you would like. He derides and insults you at every opportunity, usually telling you to lick his father's boots, making him without a doubt the most annoying kid in all of Skyrim. Okay, maybe he is only acting out because he's being secretly manipulated by one of the Daedra, but that doesn't excuse his rude attitude. Gamers find him so irritating that there are multiple videos on the internet of them putting an end to Nelkir just so that they don't have to listen to him talk anymore.

#9: Bomber Gang

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask” (2000)

On paper, going to an observatory doesn't sound particularly complicated, but in Majora's Mask the Bombers Secret Society of Justice will do everything in their power to make it a nightmare. In order to enter, Link needs to find a passcode and give it to the Bomber guarding the building, and the only way to get this code is to wander aimlessly around Clock Town playing hide-and-seek with the other Bombers. When it's over, you'd really rather you'd never found any of those kids, let alone five of them.

#8: Street Urchins

“Fable” series (2004-10)

Throughout the Fable series you'll run into various children. The class divide in Albion is split between rich and poor with no in between, and accordingly the children are also split like this. They're either incredibly privileged snobs who treat you like the dirt on their shoes, or they're impoverished orphans following you around in the streets begging for money. Both of these are annoying, but the ones constantly after your hard-earned cash are definitely the worst. At least in Fable III you can go some way to get rid of them by abolishing child labor.

#7: Balloon Kid

“Spider-Man 2” (2004)

While web-swinging through New York City in Spider-Man 2, you'll encounter random strangers who need your help. One particularly annoying side-mission comes in the form of a young girl you can hear crying because she's lost her balloon. Her cries are so loud you can hear them from across the map as you desperately try to retrieve the balloon which, thanks to some not-particularly-great physics mechanics, is no easy task. When you finally rescue the balloon, however, the side mission can reoccur at any moment later in the game as many times as it wants, making it even more annoying.

#6: Lin

“Xenoblade Chronicles X” (2015)

Few things are more irritating than a kid who thinks they know everything, and Lin is one such girl. A 13-year-old - who for some reason knows how to drive a car - the first time she is introduced to the party she does little more than show off how clever she is. But even worse is her relationship with fellow character Tatsu. They may get along well and treat each other like siblings, but for some reason their bond is punctuated by her repeated comments about how she's going to cook him and eat him. Weird.

#5: Starchild

“Mass Effect 3” (2012)

If it wasn't bad enough being told that Shepard should let the Reapers live and continue their cycle of wiping out all life in the galaxy in some twisted plan to also save all life in the galaxy, you are told this information by a ghostly, computer-generated child. The Starchild may technically be the manifestation of the AI controlling the Reapers, but it certainly is patronising to be told that everything you've been working towards for three games is futile by somebody who hasn't even reached puberty. They also keep popping up in Shepard's dreams earlier in the game, which created an intriguing mystery with an uninspired solution.

#4: Pete

“Bully” (2006)

There's no shortage of annoying kid characters in Bully, a game which revolves around Jimmy wanting to beat the crap out of pretty every other kid he meets, but Pete is definitely the worst of the bunch. Introduced at the beginning of the game as a pink-wearing coward, he's picked on by more or less everybody. To make matters worse, he's also protagonist Jimmy's only friend, meaning you're required to speak to him more than anybody else -- even during the Halloween missions when he dresses up as a giant pink bunny and follows you around.

#3: Mayor MacCready

“Fallout 3” (2008)

The foul-mouthed leader of Little Lamplight, the Capital Wasteland's best answer to a day care center, MacCready mocks you and refuses to let you into his town unless you go out of your way to do a side-quest. Since you need to go through Lamplight to advance the main story, you're stuck doing what he asks you unless you happen to have the niche Child at Heart perk or pass a difficult speech check. And He's not the only annoying kid in Fallout; in New Vegas a group of kids endlessly chase a mutated rat around Freeside.

#2: Baby Mario

“Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island” (1995)

Yoshi's Island can be summed up as one long escort mission, where the player controls Yoshi on a quest to reunite Baby Mario and Baby Luigi. Unfortunately, this means having to carry Baby Mario around on Yoshi's back for the game's forty-eight levels. Yoshi is expected to not only complete puzzles and grab items, but also avoid bumping into anything so that Mario doesn't fall to the ground. When this happens he will cry so loud you'll need to unplug your headphones until Yoshi manages to pick him up again.

#1: Blue

“Pokémon Red and Blue” (1998)

He's the ultimate ungrateful brat in gaming and has reigned as the most annoying video game kid around since the 1990s. As if his general attitude wasn't bad enough, his bitterness at the player for being an all-round better Pokémon trainer, as well as the prodigy of his own grandfather Professor Oak, serves to make him a character all too easy to hate. You may start out on a level playing field as Oak gives you both a starter Pokémon, but as soon as he specifically picks the type which weakens yours the most you know this is going to be a long, drawn-out rivalry.

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