7 Video Game Characters Who Could Beat The Tarnished In A Fight

7 Video Game Characters Who Could Beat The Tarnished In A Fight

The Tarnished did a lot in Elden Ring. They brought down mindless slaves, abominable grafts, gods, and even a flowery empyrean who continues to claim he has never lost a fight, despite all evidence to the contrary. Needless to say, they are quite powerful.

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The thing is, the extended game universe is a big place, full of equally powerful characters. Heck, some characters make The Tarnished and his achievements seem trivial. These are just a few of the legendary fighters that could give The Tarnished a run for its money.


7 Asura – Asura’s Wrath

Asura is easily one of the most powerful characters ever conceived. In his only appearance in a video game, this guy used nothing but his raw, unfiltered rage to destroy just about everything in his path, and we mean everything. People? Dead. countries? Dust. planets? Missing. Gods? vaporized.

The Tarnished may be strong, but when Asura can effortlessly destroy the planet they’re on, well, that’s an instant dub for the insane. But what if The Tarnished got sneak attacked when Asura wasn’t looking? We’re pretty sure Asura wouldn’t even notice. This is a guy who’s been impaled on a planet and hardly noticed.

6 The champion – In the midst of evil

We could have put countless FPS protagonists here. BJ from Wolfenstein, Ranger from Quake, or Doomguy from, well, DOOM. What happens is that it would be unfair. These guys use guns, and just popping open a cap in The Tarnished doesn’t seem very sporting. The Champion of Amid Evil is much fairer…kind of.

The Champion has access to a myriad of mythical items that harness the power of the elements to tear their enemies apart. In the best case? The Tarnished is shattered by The Champion’s axe. Worst of cases? He instantly turns into water and drowns in his own face. That doesn’t even mention the creatures he’s faced, like actual cosmic horrors, not just the sent of such Horrors as The Tarnished.

5 Joe – Viewtiful Joe

Joe from Viewtiful Joe would applaud The Tarnished in an instant and he’d look great doing it. Joe has all kinds of powers that make him practically invincible. He can slow down time, allowing him to dodge any attack with ease. He can speed up time to quickly slaughter anything in his path. He even has a giant robot that he can summon to just crush The Tarnished.

We mentioned that Joe is practically invincible. This is not correct. joe is functionally invincible thanks to his special technique, Ukemi. The Tarnished can moan about Joe all he wants, but Joe will fight his way with Ukemi through anything thrown at him, finishing The Tarnished with a saucy Red Hot One Hundred punch. Henshin a Go-Go baby!

4 The Prince – Katamari Series

We’re getting into some spicy warriors now. The Prince could effortlessly overthrow The Tarnished. It wouldn’t even be fair. It would be brutal. It would be painful to watch. What does the Prince do? He rolls things into a ball and turns those balls into planets. Once you’re glued to his ball, chances are you won’t get out. Game over for you, friend.

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The Prince at full power is capable of winding up entire galaxies. What does The Tarnished do against a threat so incomprehensible, reduced to nothing when their galaxy collides with countless other galaxies? Any. They do not do anything. Don’t mess with the Prince.

3 Kirby – Kirby Series

Kirby is a beast when it comes to fighting just about anyone. For a moment, let’s consider that Kirby has fought, since his inception, in Super Smash Brothers. This pink puffball has gone toe-to-toe with some of the most powerful warriors the game has ever produced, and won. In the last game, when everyone else died, who survived? kirby.

All that aside, Kirby is, according to canon, infinitely powerful. That just ends this fight at that time and place. But again, putting that nugget of evidence aside, let’s take a look at his exploits. Kirby once killed a guy with such force that he destroyed the universe. Not our universe, of course, but a universe. We rest our case.

two Ashley – Resident Evil 4

Ashley from Resident Evil 4 would be such an invincible foe that no reasonable combatant would dare to face her. Of course, we’re talking about Ashley at full power, so she has her armor equipped on her. This makes her invincible. If she can’t die, she can’t lose.

That doesn’t mean she can win. This is where her true strength shines. Ashley is so painfully annoying, so incredibly annoying, that The Tarnished will eventually give up. I could roll off a cliff in frustration. She could sever her connection to her world. No matter what, Ashley would win if she had enough time.

1 Princess Peach – Super Mario Series

Honestly, you could put a bunch of Mario characters in this spot and it would work. Peach, however, wins as she is ridiculously powerful and more than capable of taking down The Tarnished. First of all, Peach is a powerful magic user. She is one of the people who have the power to transform an entire country through sheer force of will, as mentioned in the Super Mario Brothers guide. In theory, she could turn The Tarnished into a bushel of basil and use them to garnish her Bolognese sauce.

Not only that, but he can control the elements with his emotions. If Peach gets angry, he will conjure fire to scorch the earth. Not to mention that she is one of the seven Star Children. The power this gives him is enormous. If the seven stars were combined, they would grant the wearer infinite power. Peach has a seventh of that infinite power, which, according to the math, is still infinite.

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