These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

Ever wonder what @Mario is up to on Twitter? How about @Sonic? Or maybe @Wario, @MarcusFenix or @MasterChief?

You can visit those accounts if you like, but be warned: They're all pretty awful.

You might think that someone lucky enough to have snagged @Link or @PrincessPeach would be goofing it up with all sorts of in-character tweets. Unfortunately, most of the very best video game character Twitter handles are either empty, protected, or entirely out-of-date, with the exception of the odd random person who doesn't seem all that aware that they're sitting on Twitter gold.

Let's take a look:

@MarioMario

Bio: Blank
Tweets: 3
Following: 10
Followers: 52
Takeaway: This one is just the saddest. A vague attempt at a parody account from 2009 that fell flat after just two tweets… one of which was about being constipated. Mario deserves better.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@LuigiMario

Bio: I'm tired of living in my brother's shadow.
Tweets: 107
Following: 613
Followers: 1,609
Takeaway: A more considered effort at a parody account that's been tweeting up until early this year. Probably the best of all of these. Good show, Luigi Mario!

@Zelda

Name: Zelda Ophelia
Bio: Blank
Tweets: 516
Following: 39
Followers: 48
Takeaway: Another private account. Possibly just a person named Zelda.

@SolidSnake

Bio: Enfant terrible
Tweets: 5
Following: 10
Followers: 1,647
Takeaway: Appears to have been started as a parody account before quickly running out of gas.

@SamusAran

Bio: Blank
Tweets: 0
Following: 0
Followers: 3
Takeaway: Samus was always pretty taciturn, but this is likely a camper.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@Ganondorf

Name: Derek Stout
Bio: Shut-in, violin failure, depressed, sullen, ANGRY.
Tweets: 5
Following: 4
Followers: 7
Takeaway: I don't even. Clearly a real person, but also one who is very into being GANONDORF. He even yelled at @Zelda about it! Maybe that's why she set her account to private.

@Link

Bio: personal art diary of a lonely young artist nobody will hear about
Tweets: 170
Following: 4
Followers: 3
Takeaway: It's another protected account, but appears to be owned by a real person. I understand the desire to just make work for yourself, but if you want people to hear about your art, maybe open up your account! You do have one of the best Twitter handles ever, after all…

@MasterChief

Bio: Blank
Tweets: 0
Following: 0
Followers:74
Takeaway: Likely camper. The Twitter kind, not the Halo kind.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@CloudStrife

Name: Matti
Bio: Blank
Tweets: 8
Following: 0
Followers: 9
Takeaway: Random human who hasn't tweeted since 2007. Man, Cloud deserves better.

@Bowser

Bio: Internet Troll [Link To RickRoll]
Tweets: 3
Following: 0
Followers: 9
Takeaway: God only knows. I guess if Boswer did have a twitter account, he'd be a total asshole about it.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@NikoBellic

Bio: GTA IV... all the time (is there anything else?)
Tweets: 4,989
Following: 0
Followers: 151
Takeaway: A game news aggregation account that's been dormant since 2009. Not many mentions of bowling.

@Metroid

Name: Alejandro Quintana
Bio: Blank
Tweets: 0
Following: 0
Followers: 2
Takeaway: Zero tweets for Metroid, and Shadow the Hedgehog as an avatar. This is a real waste.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@Sonic

Bio: i am NOT the fast food chain, the hedgehog, or any other corporate entity. feel free to offer me money.
Tweets: 514
Following: 49
Followers: 551
Takeaway: Just an ordinary person who reviews lots of books and liked Rolling Nowhere by Ted Conover more than Vulcan's Hammer by Phillip K. Dick.

@PrincessPeach

Bio: mother.lover,realist,sometimes writer....
Tweets: 301
Following: 8
Followers: 23
Takeaway: Not a parody account, just an everyday mom who tweets about once a month. Actually, go ahead and do your thing, Princess Peach, I'm not gonna say you shouldn't get to have an awesome Twitter account.

@Wario

Name: Daniel Keller
Bio: Blocked
Tweets: 0
Following: 0
Followers: 0
Takeaway: Yet another depressingly blocked account. Possibly a squatter; that or Wario's just really quiet.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

@KidIcarus

Bio: Blank
Tweets: 13
Following: 3
Followers: 5
Takeaway: Apparently just a normal person who doesn't tweet much but enjoys Uncharted 2.

@MarcusFenix

Bio: Blank
Tweets: 2, but they're AMAZING
Following: 0
Followers: 425
Takeaway: I don't know what the story is with this account, but his two tweets are probably the best two Marcus Fenix tweets possible.

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts

These People Don't Deserve Their Awesome Video Game Twitter Accounts