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Emily Kaldwin

Agent 47



Ryu Hayabusa

Aya Brea

Jill Valentine

Desmond Miles

Nathan Drake

Aiden Pearce


Faith Connors

Guybrush Threepwood

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sam Fisher

Ezio Auditore

Solid Snake

Edward Kenway





Samurai Jack






Captain Falcon


Gabriel Belmont


Little Mac

The Arrow


Geralt of Rivia


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Galen Marek



Isaac Clarke

Booker DeWitt

Connor Kenway
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Alex Mason



Lara Croft



Chun Li



Wonder Woman

Arthas Menethil

Luke Cage




Marcus Fenix




Chris Redfield

Master Chief

Duke Nukem

Build Your Own Powersuit

Samus Aran



Donkey Kong


Commander Shepard

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  2. Andy says:

    try geralt of rivia from the witcher,or snake from the metal gear series, and then there’s jedi and sith too, infact try marcus fenix from gears of war and 47 from hitman, characters from dragon age or a vampire game would be badass…

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Well the good news is, you’re not the first person to suggest those characters! Geralt is on the list, as is Starkiller(for a little sith/jedi action), Marcus, and Agent 47. Also, Snake is going to be the next character we cover! I put the characters up for a voting poll on Facebook and Tumblr to pick who I’m going to cover next, so be sure to follow the blog there!

      • Andy says:

        Man how are you ever gonna keep up, The list may just never end…there’s always a new addition to your list of warriors as it happens to the video game industry…

        And one more thing, could you specify the character classes on a separate page with a link on your home page. That’d be swell. I mean a lot of guys i know have trouble choosing which character would suit best for their individual strengths and weaknesses. You could also put up a quiz for that matter. I mean the choices you give are all so lucrative, one might lose oneself in it.

        You’re giving us nerds a chance to finally live our dreams…bless you for that.

        • DaRatmastah says:

          haha, yeah, I know, it’s an uphill struggle. Guess I’ll just keep plugging away =D

          A quiz is actually an excellent idea. I’m currently in the beginning stages of a redesign for the blog, and I will definitely take that and the character class page into consideration.

          Hey, you’re the only one able to give yourself a chance to live your dreams, I’m just trying to show you where the path is. =D I’m really happy to help, though.

    • Tony says:

      I’m wondering if you guys could write a piece on Guts aka Gattsu. He’s probably one of my favorite characters. I know he doesn’t originate from gaming but I think that he is a very layered and complex character that is well worth the exemption. I find these articles really cool and I’d like you guys to give me a look inside my favorite characters head. If you read this whole thing thanks.

        • Cole says:

          Hey, do you still make new posts? I realize this is a pretty old blog. Do you have a new one, do you still update this one, or do you not do either of them? If you do, could I suggest a character for you: Garrett from Thief would be awesome, he is the very definition of the rogue class.

          • DaRatmastah says:

            New posts every Monday and Thursday. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just click the “blog” link on the nav bar at the top. Garrett is a great suggestion ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Brandon says:

      I was thinking about adding a workout routine of Mighty the Armadillo from the Sega series. Actually, I kind of made one. He is super strong but has that slim physique. He was portrayed as both a speed and power character in the games, but in the comics he was only a power character. In the Pre-super genesis wave (SGW) series, he received his super strength from Mammoth Mogul; however, post-SGW Mighty was born with super strength. I know not many remember Mighty but I thought about giving him some attention. He was first before the Chaotix [referring to SegaSonic arcade game], and his pre-SGW self gave special training to Vector and Julie-su (pre-SGW Knuckles’ girlfriend) when Sonic was thought dead for a year.

  3. The Barn Owl says:

    Hey, Dan!

    I just wanted to say how much I love your website! My favourites are Commander Shepard and Isaac Clarke. I was reading the article about Phillip Jones/AstraVex and he was so inspiring. However, my story is quite the opposite. While Phillip is on a mission to lose weight, I need to gain weight. Any tips?

    Also, may I suggest a game character or two for you to add to your to-do list? Garrett of the Thief Series and Corvo Attano of Dishonored. They’re almost similar to some of the characters that you’ve already done, so I wouldn’t mind if you skipped them.

    One more thing, do you mind if I shared your website with some of my friends, real world and online? I’m a bit worried that your website might get spammed with chain mail and advertisement nonsense.

    Take care,
    The Barn Owl

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Hey Barn Owl!

      Thanks for taking the time to write! I’m really glad you enjoy the site! You can most definitely share it with your friends, in fact, I encourage it! Healthy living is one of the best things to spread around (don’t worry, my server can handle it). As to your character suggestions, they’ve actually both been suggested before, so yeah, I’d say there’s a good chance I’ll cover them in the future ๐Ÿ˜‰ Until then, I’d recommend something like The Faith or Ezio workout, as they have similar builds/skills.

      In regards to gaining weight, I’m gonna need a little more info! What’s your current height/weight, and what kind of build are you shooting for? Hit me up in an email to beagamecharacter@gmail.com, I’d be happy to go into detail =)

      Live boldly!

  4. Jon says:

    I love the blog man it’s great. have you ever considered doing Terry Bogarde from Fatal Fury/King of Fighters or Gabriel Belmont from Castlevania Lords of Shadow series?

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Thanks! Those are both excellent suggestions, I think I’ll add them to “The List.” =D The list is pretty long at this point, so it might be a little while, but we’ll get there!

  5. Kat says:

    I would love to see some of the Avengers up on here, especially Captain America. Also if you have time could you also maybe do a Wonder Woman one as well? That would be just too cool!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh, now THAT is tempting. I used to have a moratorium on characters that originate outside of the gaming medium, but I think I’ve kind of broken that wall with Batman, soo….hmmm. >_>

      • Kat says:

        Lol well if it would make the decision easier you could base the DC characters off of games like Injustice and the Marvel ones off of Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter or Marvel Ultimate Alliance. :)Either way it just sounds fun! Love the website so just keep doing what makes you happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Travis says:

    So when can we expect some new characters. I saw in one of the comments you mentioned Starkiller and that got me excited. I loved The Force Unleashed 1 and 2 and i’m a big
    Star Wars fan. Other characters in would love to see are Corvo Attano, the assassin of Dunwall (of course I already recommend him) Cole McGrath or Delsin Rowe from InFAMOUS 1 and 2 and the newly released Second Son. Any Mortal Kombat character would be awesome but the ones I’m sure everyone wants to see are Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Bordelands characters would be cool but im not sure how applicable they are. Sora, Riku, Roxas, Axel, Ansem, any character from Kingdom Hearts would be AMAZING. War and Death from Darksiders would also be pretty epic. Well I think that’s it from me. Hope we get some new ones soon

  7. Joshua says:

    The game isn’t out yet but hopefully we could see how to be like Aiden Pearce from Watch_Dogs! I would be FOREVER grateful!!! Love you guys!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Duuuuude, I saw his Smash4 debut shot and I was like “DAAAAAAYUM.” Coincidentally he’s one of my favorite characters in Brawl, as well.

      Full confession time, though: I’ve never played a Fire Emblem game. Ever. I think I’d have to put in a little hands-on time with him in his native environment before I featured him…or maybe not. We’ll see =D Good suggestion, though!

  8. Chris says:

    Is it possible you could do Deadpool, he is legendary so it would be awesome if you could base a workout around him. Cheers..

  9. Barrett says:

    Awesome website! Have you considered doing Garrett from the thief video games? I have to say it again awesome website!

  10. Cain says:

    Other good idea for a character is Sol Badguy from Guilty Gear, he looks like a Tank/Fighter or just a plain old fighter but who knows just doing this on a fly.

  11. viewber says:

    You should make a workout for jak from the jak and daxter series. He’s extremely agile and quick, and his skills are unparalleled.

  12. TheSwordsman says:

    Hey, thanks for everything you do I am very excited to try out the Shiek workout myself. xP As for character suggestions, I know I am probably not the first to suggest these but to throw out some ideas perhaps Raiden from metal gear, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden, Garett from Theif, and perhaps the protagonist from Mark of the ninja? Anyway, Keep being awesome. ๐Ÿ˜€ -TheSwordsman

  13. TheSwordsman says:

    Hi, its me again! New idea, what about Yasuo from league of legends. He would definitely be a lot about speed and agility, his morals and his fighting style would all make a really cool guide! Anyway, keep it up this is a brilliant way to get geeks like me to exercise. Woo! ^_^

  14. August says:

    How about a workout based on the Prince from the Sands of Time trilogy? I’ve always had him as one of my gamer role-models. (Not counting his appearence in Warrior Within. He’s just a douche in that one…)

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Thanks! Good suggestions! I did do an Akuma Combat Guide on the youtube channel so you can check that out for now (just click videos at the top), and the Ryu workout wouldn’t be a bad sub until I get around to covering Akuma. Thanks for reading!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Guilty Gear and other fighting games are awesome because you can cover basically ANY character from them, hahaha. Good suggestions!

  15. Onataria says:

    Is it okay if I suggest/request the Protagonists from Persona 3 and 4? Or even just any of them at all? Like they use a variety weapons. Like one uses a rapier, one uses her legs, one uses a halberd etc

    • DaRatmastah says:

      It’s always okay! I’ll have to do a little legwork on that as I’ve never actually played any of the Persona games but hey, I’m down! =D

      • Onataria says:

        That’s awesome! I’d be happy to discuss/help with some of them. I’m a big Persona game player so I know quite a bit about them :3

  16. nate jones says:

    Hi. I’ve done a few of these workouts myself ie; ryu and Batman. I’m a big xmen fan and would love to see a workout from that character roster. I think one of the more well rounded mutants in strength,size, and agility like a gambit or wolverine.

  17. Matej says:

    Hey man great site.I am really loving these workouts and curently using solid snake workout and skills but i would like to ask you if you could do a agent 47 workout because he is my favourite game character.Keep up the good work man…

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Thanks! Glad you like the site! Agent 47 has been requested more than a couple of times, so you can rest assured that we’re going to get to him! Thanks for commenting!

  18. Sweeney says:

    I love this blog…my whole life I’ve ran round with sword and shield pretending to be Link or with BB guns pretending to be Resident Evil characters. This blog helped me to begin achieving. Have you ever thought of posting about Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil? Preferably his RE4 phase?

      • Sweeney says:

        Thanks for answering my question in your video too BTW, it was really helpful and my sleeping pattern is getting back to normal (or as normal as it will ever be)

        • DaRatmastah says:

          You’re welcome! Glad I could help. =) Sleep is something I’ve struggled with my whole life (chronic insomnia, mild apnea), so I’ve done a LOT of research on it, and I’m happy to help as much as I can. I sympathize with sleeping issues.

          • Sweeney says:

            Been thinking a lot about this and what if I was to use the Jill workout but with more focus on upper body strength? (The amount of times that guy found himself dragging his ass up a cliff is unreal XD) Just wondered your professional opinion…

          • Sweeney says:

            Had to reply here because for some reason there’s no reply button on your latest comment but this is where I need your professional opinion you see I don’t have a lot of experience with regards to fitness regimes so I don’t know what would constitute gaining strength without bulking out…maybe some small weights or something and more pull-ups per set?

  19. Rob says:

    I know these things take a lot of time and you already have a lot of things lined up, but I would like to suggest Saxton Hale from team fortress 2. I know he isn’t really in the game besides his own unofficial mode, but I think it would be a good one to do.

  20. Sebastian says:

    hey man could you please please please make a workout of Siegfried Schtauffen from Soul calibur Series!it would be so cool

  21. Rob says:

    Hey Dan, for someone trying to be like a dovahkiin, what workout would you recommend for someone who is trying to get the build of a Nord

  22. Alex says:

    Hey Mr Dat is the firt time that i see this website and its really great i love it all the characters,workout and i am a big fan of videogames and working out could you please please add the Altered Beast the Ps2 version character “Luke Caster” workout ๐Ÿ˜€ he is really great! cmon he can transform on 9 different creatures and he knows how to fight when the vital energy is low and with a punch he can absorb that energey from his enemies ๐Ÿ˜€ hope you post it and like it ๐Ÿ˜€ i really like you page bro

    • DaRatmastah says:

      I agree! I think next character poll will be “Fighting Game Characters” and there will definitely be some MK guys on their.

  23. Ashley says:

    Are going to add Claire Redfield to the list, since you already have Jill Valentine? Or even Catwoman? :3 Leon S. Kennedy would also be good to have and Borderlands characters, too.

  24. Poppoff says:

    Yours site’s awesome man.
    The only crime its guilty of is not having the Prince of Persia on the list.
    Looking forward to seeing him……….
    Im really looking for a parkour/agility oriented while still strength/muscle building workout workout.
    Whaddya say?

  25. Hayden says:

    I just found this website and I’m loving it so far! I’m extremely into fitness and video games so it’s perfect! Have you thought of doing a post about Deadpool! He’s kinda a game character. Lol. Oh and Agent 47 would be awesome! I’m starting the Solid Snake workout routine today!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Absolutely. If you’re looking to build muscle (I’m not sure where you’re at, physique-wise), you’re also going to want to eat at a moderate caloric surplus, and get 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. If you’re overweight and want to look like a nord, then shoot for a caloric deficit of around 250-350 calories a day, while still consuming 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight.

  26. CoyFish says:

    How would you suggest combining workouts? I’m interested in mixing 3 right now (Little mac, Raoh, Ezio). Mac for skill, Raoh for power and size, and Ezio for speed.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Honestly? I wouldn’t recommend trying to combine more than two workouts. I would just pick one workout, and maybe work in a little bit of another. Personally, I’d recommend going with Raoh, and work in some of the cardio and sprints from Ezio.

  27. Kaiser93 says:

    I just thought about these recommendations because my girlfriend and I have been talking about potential characters you could look into.

    We suggest: Shay Cormac/Aveline de Grandpre (Assassin’s Creed), Big Boss (Metal Gear), Daredevil (been watching the Netflix series so I thought why not), Leon Kennedy/Claire Redfield (Resident Evil), The Sailor Scouts (Sailor Moon), and Bayonetta (Self titled game lol)

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Awesome recommendations, and I’ve gotten a few of them before! =D I will say it’s the first time I’ve seen The Sailor Scouts suggested before, which is great! Pretty sure my wife would appreciate that one!

  28. GoForTheEyes! says:

    How’s it going? One of my friends suggested this site so I’m a bit lost. Do you have any suggestions for a Rogue that is known for dirty tactics? I’m looking for someone who fights for survival. Thanks for the help

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Hmmmm… Unfortunately, I don’t think I have anyone who fits that EXACT description, yet… Joel might be a good option, he’s not known for dirty tactics, necessarily, but he’s all about survival. http://beagamecharacter.com/2013/07/02/character-breakdown-joel/

      Edward Kenway, as a pirate, would probably be more of a dirty tactics type guy, so he’s an option, too: http://beagamecharacter.com/2013/11/25/the-edward-kenway-workout/

      Deadpool would also be a guy who’d be all about unique tactics, and I’m covering him right now: http://beagamecharacter.com/2016/03/07/how-to-become-deadpool/

      Those would be my three recommendations to start with. Do you have any particular goals you’re looking for in regards to fitness or personal improvement? I might be able to steer you a little better if I knew them. Either way, please make sure you stop in over at The Guild Hall (link is at the top on the right) and have a chat with the community there, we might be able to “crowdsource” something for you. At any rate, thanks so much for stopping by, and thank for friend for me for suggesting the site to you!

      • GoForTheEyes! says:

        Thanks again for the help. Joel seems the most likely route I’m going down. Deadpool and Kenway are good suggestions, but I can’t exactly see myself as such. They both follow a discipline in the way they fight. Joel on the other hand seems like the “if I see it and it’s useful, USE IT!” Type. Anything can happen in a fight, and I’ve seen crazy stuff in some street scraps, like a guy using a fork as a weapon when he got jumped. Very unusual, but very effective when he uses it in a stabbing motion.

        • DaRatmastah says:

          Forks can be really dangerous if they’re all you’ve got. Sounds like Joel is probably closest to what you’re looking for, yeah.

  29. AmericanAssassin says:

    I’m a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, and couldn’t help but cackle like a loon when I had seen that you had Connor, Desmond, Edward, and Ezio. The only problem I’m having is deciding on which one to pick! Ezio has the experiance, Connor has the ferocity, Edward has the know how to survive and fight on land and sea, and Desmond has them all in his head. Please help? I was also told it’s polite to leave a suggestion, so how about Max Payne?

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh, Max Payne is a good suggestion! gonna have to file that one away for some future consideration =D

      In my opinion, you should pick who you feel most connected with, and/or most inspired by. If you had to pick one of them to show up in your life, and act as your mentor, who would you pick? Remember, you want to set them up as a goal to aim for in order to keep you motivated, so you need to have that inner connection to start.

      Thanks a lot for visiting, I’m glad you enjoy the site so far! Make sure you stop over and say hey in The Guild Hall!

  30. CoyFish says:

    Hello! It’s a little late (for me anyways) but I thought I would suggest the Priest from DFO. I noticed that their weren’t very many healers in the list, so here ya go!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh! You know, I’ve actually kind of wanted to start a new “Arcane” or some such archetype to feature magic-type characters. I would say Priest falls in line with the Paladin class, for sure, but I’d like to figure out some sort of take on the archetype that lends itself a bit more to the magic theme (healers, wizards, etc.) Thanks for the suggestion! Got the brain juices going…

      • CoyFish says:

        Hello! I’ve done some looking and I’ve managed to find a Tibetan Buddhist art called Reiki (not sure if spelled right). It seemed useful if you still wanna try the arcan theme.

        • DaRatmastah says:

          Yeeeaaaaah I dunno about bringing in actual new age/metaphysical/magick stuff, just for lack of verifiable scientific evidence. When I was thinking the arcane thing I was thinking more scientifically-based mastery of the mind type stuff. I dunno.

  31. Undertaker says:

    Good evening. I am a Corpsman of the US Navy and was recommended by a friend to check out this site since gaming is one of the few past-times we have. I’m currently studying to be a Mortician (hence the name), so I’m curious if you have any characters in mind? I’m aiming for a slim, but deadly build that can take on any opponent both effectively and efficiently. Being in the military does set good standards, but I would like a goal to help me go above and beyond that. Thank you for your time.

  32. Undertaker says:

    Good evening. I was recommended by a fellow Corpsman to check out this site because “Well purposed workouts, and info”. I’m currently studying to be a Mortician (hence the name), so I’m curious if you have any characters in mind? I’m aiming for a slim, but deadly build that can take on any opponent both effectively and efficiently. Being in the military does set good standards, but I would like a goal to help me go above and beyond that. Thank you for your time.

    • Dan says:

      Hey, thanks for commenting, and thank you for your service! In my opinion, it sounds like Sam Fisher is the best fit for what you’re looking for: http://beagamecharacter.com/2012/12/14/the-sam-fisher-workout/

      Sam’s not a huge guy, but he’s strong enough to overpower his foes efficiently, and remove or overcome any obstacles in his way. His workout is based around progressive overload through weighted bodyweight exercise (probably seems pretty familiar to you in the military,) as well as building supreme bodily control through endurance holds and drills.

      Does that sound like something you’re looking for? If not, we can keep digging!

      Thanks again,


      • Undertaker says:

        I was surprised that a reply was already placed after only one day, thank you for that. Sam Fisher does have awesome qualities that I’m excited to test, but I do feel a little unsatisfied for some reason. Me just probably being picky, but I will give the Sam Fisher build a run through first. I greatly appreciate the help and response, and after looking around the site, I am very impressed! Kudos to you good sir!

  33. Doc of Devils says:

    How’s it going? I’ve heard good things about the site from a couple of other Corpsman that kept singing praises bout this site, and I’m a bit impressed myself. I’m already in a routine with a couple of Marines right now, but I figured I’d ask and see how well this works. Other than trying to patch up my squad, I may also have to run, pick someone up and on my shoulders, and run back as fast as I can. Fighting isn’t the priority, but protecting the injured is, so combat is also possible. A “shield with spikes!” person is how we’re seen. Thank you, not for just reading, but for looking out for my shipmates.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Sorry it took me a few days to get back to you on this, been really jamming on some stuff behind the scenes =D

      Thanks for your service, I appreciate all you and your squad do in your service! Thematically, your description of your job really reminds me of Braum, from League of Legends (who I covered here:http://beagamecharacter.com/2014/05/14/character-spotlight-braum/ ) but workout-wise, I’d probably recommend The Master Chief Workout for you. Solid strength, but also a heavy focus on endurance. Not sure what your current routine looks like, but you might want to work in some stuff from that workout! You can find it here: http://beagamecharacter.com/2013/02/07/the-master-chief-workout/

      Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment! (and thank your squad for spreading the word, for me!)

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Armstrong is the man. He is very similar to Braum, though, so in the event that it takes me a while to get to him, Braum would probably be a good substitute. =D

  34. CoyFish says:

    Hello! Here’s a Horror suggestion for ya, Jason Voorhees. A tank that can take and deal a lot of damage, but possible?

  35. CoyFish says:

    Hello! I’ve figured out the workout I’m gonna be using, but I kinda mixing and mashing the skill. I’ve tailored the Batman schedule to where I can still stay fit and in routine, but learning all the skills from different characters. Any suggestions to help make sure my noggin doesn’t explode?

  36. Gunner Named Tick says:

    Howdy there. Before I start, you are awesome man. Not many dive straight into the inner workings of game characters and bring them to life, and you do it very well! Alright, Fanboying is over. A buddy of mine and myself started a little competition were we pick random game characters (from almost ANY game) and see if we can bring them to life, physique and skills all in one. I’m dead set on the Gunner (Mechanic) from Dungeon Fighter Online, and he’s set on Deadpool. He suggested I ask and see if you have any suggestions on what I could do since the Gunchanic isn’t easy to emulate. Any suggestions boss?

    • Gunner Named Tick says:

      I’m going to start with Isaac Clarke as a base to the build. If you have any tips, please let me know!

      • DaRatmastah says:

        Hey there! Sorry it took me a little while to follow up on this. First off, thanks for reading, I’m glad you and your buddy like the blog, and I love the fact that you challenge each other like this! So, Isaac Clarke is a good one for the Mechanic, I think another solid pick would probably be Aiden Pearce: http://beagamecharacter.com/2014/06/11/character-spotlight-aiden-pearce/ Are you planning on doing any tech type stuff to go with your character theme, or is this strictly a physical quest? Let me know, and I may be able to help out more.

        Thanks again for stopping by, and for taking the time to leave a comment!

        • Gunner Named Tick says:

          I’m gonna be looking into robotics and tech (coding, hardware, and sotware). What we’re aiming for is basically bringing these characters into reality as much as we can. Me and my pal both practice at a gun range, see what tech and skills we’ll need, and how to gain the builds of the characters. So far he’s in the lead with dual katana lessons.

  37. Detective With a Mouth says:

    How about John Constantine? I’m more a fan of his comic book self, but I know there was a game about the guy.

  38. Deadman! (not really) says:

    Hiya! I was going through the comments and saw a commenter with the name Undertaker who wanted to be a mortician. The name and profession he’s going for got me curious of weather there was any game based character like that? I’m still looking and so far I’m coming up with zip!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Honestly? I can’t think of anyone. You’ve got a couple small-ish characters like Dampe in Legend of Zelda and Yorick Mori in League of Legends, but there’s no primary “Undertaker” character that I know of. I think it would be a fantastic concept to run with, though, you know any game dev studio heads? =P

    • Undertaker says:

      Hello again Dan, and Deadman! (not really). I managed to get some leave time and saw this discussion. While the subject is interesting, not many want to delve into how the caretakers of the dead are. Workout wise, I can tell you that you need to be able to carry your own weight or more, and have a good solid core. I started as a gravedigger when I helped out at the local funeral home, and the only equipment I was give was a couple of wooden stakes, a tarp, a pickaxe, and a shovel. As part of the procession you also may be tasked with being a Pallbearer, and help carry the casket. Skill wise, look into anatomy and physiology, thanato-chemistry/ology, restorative arts. If you end up take care of the graveyard, you’ll also want to look into landscaping, gardening and lawn care. The mind of a mortician is tricky, because of the diversity of the people. Some are morose, dark, creepy, empathic, wise, or just silent. You surround yourself with the very object humans always try to outrun; death. You can expect a few individuals to have quirks when they are in this profession, I know I do. I hope this helped you out, and sorry for taking up the space Dan!

      • DaRatmastah says:

        Thanks for the excellent reply! Don’t worry about taking up space, that was high quality! I hope it helps Deadman out!

        • Deadman! (not really) says:

          Can we find a game dev to ask about this?!? It sounded awesome before, but with the explanation and how you visualize it, this would make a hell of a game!

  39. Assassins, Thieves, and Tricksters (Oh my!) says:

    Got a couple of characters for ya. Hope ya like’em.
    Grayson Hunt – Bulletstorm
    John Marston – Red Dead Redemption
    Kane or Lynch – Kane & Lynch
    McCall Brothers – Call of Juarez bound by blood
    Victor Reznov – Call of Duty Black Ops
    Sean Devlin – Saboteur

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Great suggestion! I probably won’t be moving on to him right away, just because I JUST covered Deadpool, but I’m definitely adding him to the list. =D

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh, that would be interesting. Tough, though, in some ways. Like developing a workout for Superman. >_>

  40. Havoc101 says:

    Hi, not sure if any of these have been suggested but Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, or Adam Jensen from Deus Ex all sound like they would be cool ideas. For the partner characters, maybe do something about best friends and how partnerships work?

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh, that would be a cool take! Most of them have been suggested before, but I haven’t gotten to them yet. I like that partnership idea, though! Thanks for suggesting it!

  41. Rob says:

    I would like to suggest Bane. Although he is a comic character more than a game character, he does appear in the arkham series and injustice. He is not very unrealistic in that fact that he has no powers, and besides using venom, he has become a villian by training his mind and his body.

  42. ethan says:

    would it be possible to create a workout around doomguy?
    im really curious to see how the workout would work

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Dude. I don’t know if I can cram that must badass into a blog post. I’m up for a challenge though, haha. I’ll add him to the list!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Probably going to be a while before we revisit overwatch, but hanzo would definitely be a good choice when we do!

  43. Echo Charlie says:

    Howdy! I’m looking to mix and use Oscar Mike and Whiskey Foxtrot from Battleborn. Not only workout wise, but the charisma they have, while not very sane, is inspiring for their allies and I can’t help but want to gain that aswell! Thanks for what every help you can give dude!

    • Echo Charlie says:

      Now that I think about it, you could probably just create those guys or other from Battleborn for everyone, huh? In that I retract and now offer them as requests! (Not sure if I can do that, but oh well).

  44. The 666th legion says:

    I would very much like to see doom guy on this character list. I know he is a lot like master chief and you already covered him. But doom guy is more focused on close combat and melee while chief is more balanced.

  45. Corn-Fed Monster says:

    Hello. I’m pretty new to the site, and looking for a good character (goal) to meet and beat. I’m a pretty solid guy weighing at 238, and standing at 5’11. Any suggestion on who to possibly follow? Video games aren’t exactly a big thing on the farm, but my buddies got me into it, so I hope to see and learn from what you wrote. A buddy said to leave a suggestion for a character, so how bout Luigi from Super Mario/ Smash Bros.?

  46. Eupho says:

    This might be a silly question but here goes:

    My friend and I are looking to start up with a work out plan each from here (these are all awesome by the way many thanks for all the hard work you have put into making your blog and these workout programs, you’re legendary). I noticed on some of the posts you have a “Style” header to denote if the plan is a station or a circuit style, and some do not. So my question is: Are the posts that do not have a notation meant to be done as a circuit style workout? I just wanted to make sure before I ended up doing the workouts in a way they weren’t planned, as I know the order and structure can greatly affect performance and gains.

    Also, I apologize if this was covered in another post. Either way thank you much for your hard work and also answering questions as the come in. Lastly, again thank you so much for you efforts and hard work you have put into these workouts and posts. Take care, and keep being awesome.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Hey, thanks for the comment, it’s not a silly question at all!

      Yes, some of the older workouts have a lack of formatting or direction on circuit vs. station style workouts. Generally speaking, the best rule of thumb is if it involves free weights (barbells or dumbbells,) it’s a station style workout, and if it’s mostly bodyweight, it’s a circuit style workout.

      I do mean to go back and revamp some of the old workouts a bit, thanks for reminding me to put that on my to-do list in the near future, haha, and thanks for reading! Let me know if I can help you and your friend any more!


  47. Kaiser93 says:

    I wanted to ask a question, what exactly makes a character qualify under one of the three archetypes? For example, Tracer is a thin, limber character with time manipulation at her disposal to flank enemies, yet you have her listed under “Rogues” instead of “Fighters”
    Then Connor Kenway is a pretty built dude with explosive power and strength, yet no sacrifice in agility; but you have him listed under “Fighters” – doesn’t he qualify as a “Rogue” because he’s in between a “Tank” and “Fighter”?
    I always assumed that the more agile and limber characters were all of the fighting type; and that the bigger and stronger characters were all under “Tanks”. Naturally, that led me to believe that anyone labeled as a rogue would be someone with agility, but still have enough strength or just raw explosive energy to be close to a tank character.
    Can you clear up why some characters are counted as something different than what someone would naturally assume?

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Rogue = slender, lithe characters. Typically in fantasy RPG type settings a rogue is an assassin or a ranger, or someone who is opportunistic in combat. For the sake of physical fitness, you’re talking a light, fast build.

      Fighters are the “in between.” They’re heavy enough to be “in combat” rather than just sniping from the edges like a rogue, but they don’t have quite the size or power of a tank.

      Tanks are big, heavy, and strong, and don’t care as much about being agile.

      So basically what you classify as a “rogue” I classify as a “fighter,” and vice-versa. The classes are based somewhat loosely on Dungeons and Dragons archetypes, with some MMORPG/Action RPG standards thrown in there.

  48. Charlotte says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you could suggest a build for me, as I’m kind of lost when it comes to deciding which character would fit my abilities best. I’m a 5’5, 100 pound, 16 year old girl. I would say despite being very unfit (that’s why I’m here lol) I’m fairly agile and I’m not a terrible fighter. I’m in love with the Assassin’s Creed series, Ratonhnhake:ton is my favorite character. However I feel like his build and abilities wouldn’t fit me at all.

    It seems as if the Rogue build would fit me best but I’m debating between the Ezio, Faith Connors (I also love Mirror’s Edge), and Lara Croft workouts. I’m leaning towards either Faith or Ezio, just because they seem to compliment my strengths best. I also love the characters. I’d really appreciate it if you could tell me what you think! I’m very, very unfit so with whatever I pick I’ll have to start really small.

    Thanks so much!!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      First off: Fantastic taking that first step to getting in shape. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start (which is why this blog is here!)

      Personally, I’d recommend Faith. Very little equipment required, relatively straightforward routine! Starting small is GOOD! It’s better to do a little of something every day than it is to do a HUGE workout once every two weeks. =P

      If you’ve got any more questions, or want a more detailed writeup, hit me up at dan@beagamecharacter.com Thanks for reading, and for commenting!

      • Charlotte says:

        Wow thanks for the fast reply, I’ll get started on the Faith workout as soon as I can. I don’t want to make you make a detailed writeup for me, that’s too much work for you!! But I really appreciate the offer ๐Ÿ™‚

        Also, will this help me bulk up a little bit? I’m basically a walking stick right now so I need to gain about 10 pounds.

  49. Baby Doc says:

    Hey Dan! I noticed that a lot of military had posted questions, a majority of which are either Corpsman or Medics! My uncle is a Corpsman and I look up to him a lot, so I was wondering how to emulate him. He’s lean, but has a certain spark of crazy shining in his eyes which has me thinking he’s a saboteur, but I’m not sure since he’s also a SARC. Any suggestions or tips?

    • Doc of Devils says:

      Aerobic exercises such as the Shepard workout or Solid Snake workout is what most of us Corpsmen follow, later on some add or make up a new workout to follow. SARC’s are the guys who run with special operations (Recon, SEALS, Dive teams, EOD) so a little crazy is to be expected. Sorry for butting in Dan.

      • DaRatmastah says:

        Totally fine, you clearly have more experience in the matter than I do! =D I’d definitely agree, going with Shepard or Snake would probably be best, Baby Doc!

  50. Novice Soldier says:

    Hey Dan! I’m wanting to emulate the Soldiers/Halberdiers from the Fire Emblem series, but I’m not exactly sure how to start with it. Do you have any tips or suggestions to help? Thanks alot dude. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Novice Soldier says:

      I just found Kilik, and the explanation on polearm weapons, so I’ll follow that for now. Still willing to take any help though!

  51. Insomniac Investigator says:

    Any tips on who to follow for a Sherlock Holmes-esk build? I’ve got fighting style (Bartitsu) and thought process (Lateral as hell) but I’m kinda stuck workout wise.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Oof, that’s rough. Outside of copying his mindset (I’d recommend studying Buddhism) it would be extremely difficult. Which is a shame, because I love playing Zenyatta! I’ll think about it and let you know if I come up with anything in the future.

  52. Dovienya says:

    So are workout gender specific, and only meant to build those specific body types? I ask because I am a guy but I like how the tracer workout is laid out, but even though I’d like to slim and tone abit I’m not looking to get a femine frame.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Sure, if I can find time for him! In the meantime, Ryu Hayabusa would definitely be a good starting place if you’re looking to live that superninja life!

  53. CoyFish says:

    Hello! A buddy of mine is emulating Vash “The Stampede” from Trigun, but he’s having trouble exercise wise. Any suggestions to help him get on course?

  54. rob says:

    Hey dan, i would like to suggest either winston or roadhog from overwatch. I know you already have a lot of stuff planned for the blog, and have already done a few overwatch characters, but i would appreciate if you would consider either of these for the future

  55. R says:

    Hey dan, i know you already have a lot planned for the future characters for the blog. But i would like to suggest the power rangers. I think it would be cool because it could be a multicharacter blog post, similar to the TMNT posts awhile back

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Haha, that’d be cool! I loved the power rangers growing up (green ranger 4 life :-P) so I’m not against it! Maybe when we get closer to the movie release…

  56. Mark M says:

    Hey Dan, amazing site!
    I’ve been following for a couple of months and i was wondering if you were gonna try Agent 47 from Hitman. Anw keep up the gd work

  57. R says:

    Hey dan, i would like to suggest the spy from team fortress 2. The reason being is that for the rogues class, topics like invisibility and disguise havent been dicussed much, so i thougjt it might be interesting

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Someday! Would probably end up being relatively similar to Deadpool, yeah, which is why I’m not jumping on it right away.

  58. Alex says:

    Have you ever thought of doing Black Panther? He’s a great character, has a great physique and plenty of skills and abilities. Plus, with the movie coming out soon, it’ll be popular.

  59. Alex says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEEEASE ADD NIGHTWING TO THIS PAGE!!! I love him so much and he is a beast! Also, he’s a DLC in Arkham City, so he’s still a VG character. DO HIM NOW!

  60. Sooldier says:

    Try Silver the Hedgehog, dis psychokinetic niggy who screams “IT’S NO USE!” as he throws chairs on you.

  61. Midnight Monster says:

    I’d absolutely LOVE to see a workout/skill set for jacket from hotline Miami his adaptability and situational awareness is something i think everyone would want not tp mention his streagth and stamina

  62. Rob says:

    Would you ever consider doing jotaro kujo from jojos bizzare adventure? I know its originally a manga series but it has video games

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Possibly. The issue with the Hulk (and Superman, and others of that ilk) are so impossibly god-tier that approaching anything near their level of strength (or in Hulk’s case, size) is pretty damn unrealistic.

  63. Finn333 says:

    You could do Gregor Eisenhorn or some other Warhammer 40,000 character. I don’t know about Space Marines since they’re so far superhuman, but an Inquisitor or Commissar of some sort would be really cool.

  64. Ken Frankovich says:

    Any other female workouts coming? My GF was asking cause she is interested but nothing is really grabbing her. I suggest characters like, Raven, Starfire, Black Canary, Huntress, (can you tell i am a DC guy?) Black Widow, Black Cat, Storm? All of whom would be cool ideas (at least I think).

    • DaRatmastah says:

      We did just cover a female superhero with Wonder Woman, but I think another in the future is definitely an option! Next female character I was thinking about doing was Alloy, from Horizon Zero Dawn. Do you think that would interest her?

  65. Tiger_Blood says:

    I’m so excited for NIGHTWING! I hope he’s next! Also, make sure to make it BODYWEIGHT (maybe also weighted), because he does Gymnastics and Parkour and it would make no sense if he was doing weighted work. Gymnasts just don’t do that. I mean, gymnasts are ripped, Nightwing is ripped, so show US how to get ripped like Nightwing with BOOOOOOOODYWEIIIIIGHT. (DON’T GIVE IN TO THE DARK SIDEEEE)

    lol thanks for the workouts, Sensei Dan

    • Tiger_Blood says:

      Also, I just wanted to say thank you. I gained around 5 pounds in a little more than a month of training over Summer with a mix between a couple of your workouts (kinda like a bodyweight+sandbag Deadpool). And I got RIPPED. My Body Fat% is around 12%, and your Ryan Reynold cutting advice helped a lot with that. I’m in my teens and right now I’m planning on getting to Connor Kenway level. Right now I’m at Ezio (maybe like a few hundred more in DBZ Power Level). Also, you should do a Power Level calculator for Goku, if you plan to do a grab bag. T’would be lit, sire.


      P.S. Calisthenics=Power=Saitama Power. Calisthenics+Sandbags=Saitama/Akuma “love-child” POWER

    • DaRatmastah says:

      hahaha, I’m glad you’re stoked for Nightwing! He will not be the next character, however he WILL be the next character after that! Next character is female, and from a current-gen game. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Nightwing’s workout is going to be primarily bodyweight, yes, and there will be a fair amount of ring work involved!

  66. Monobrow Ed says:

    Any suggestions for someone who has an endomorphic body type? I got the diet right so far, but having trouble Workout wise…

      • Mono brow Ed says:

        No rush man, appreciate you replying all the same ๐Ÿ˜Š. Iโ€™m pretty new understanding how workouts work, mainly cause when training for football our coach wrote out what he wanted us to do. Iโ€™ve read up on the classes you have listed and know that Rogue and Fighter arenโ€™t very good fits. Power/strength, size and (if possible) speed are my main goals, I just donโ€™t know what, who or where to start looking. Sorry for replying so late, got off of work bout 30 min ago. Thanks again partner ๐Ÿ˜Š

  67. Elle says:

    Um I know youโ€™re busy. If you have time maybe one day Saber from Fate/Stay Night? Sheโ€™s a character I have always admired. In fact sheโ€™s probably the main reason I want to exercise and become stronger, instead of just cutting calories.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Ooh, that’s a good suggestion. I’m always looking for new female characters to profile so there’s a good chance of her getting in the mix soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  68. HobbitHarry says:

    Hello, can you tell me what character would be good for these qualities? My brother and I are going on a trip in 7 months in the wild and want to be physically ready for anything.
    Speed and Endurance โ€“ Run and ruck farther and faster.
    Strength and Power โ€“ Lift equipment, gear, and people too.
    Flexibility and Mobility โ€“ Move easily over uneven terrain and in between obstacles.
    Muscle Stamina โ€“ Move yourself and gear up, over, under, and through space.
    Old Man Grip โ€“ Hold gear, climb rope / mountain, grab things and people without tiring.
    Skills โ€“ Swim to save a life, to cross a river, and to be effective on 75% of this planet.

      • HobbitHarry says:

        Thanks Dan! Been planning the trip for awhile and can’t wait for it! It’s gonna be a two weeks out in the wilderness with only our gear and emergency phones, along with some rock climbing to our site. I’m so freaking hyped!

  69. CoyFish says:

    I just finished playing the End of Zoe DLC for Resident Evil 7, and can’t help but suggest Joe Baker as a character to cover.

  70. MerryKicker says:

    Do you have a suggestion on who would be best to emulate a Scoundrel from SWTOR? Seeing the Kyle Katarn and Galen posts made me want to bring my lovable Rogue out ๐Ÿ˜…

  71. Tiger_Blood says:

    You should do a prison-style workout! Like a mass-building bodyweight workout for all the peeps without equipment.

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Unfortunately it’s veeeerrrrry difficult to build significant mass without equipment, especially in the lower body. There’s only so far you can get without weights. A minimalist-equipment prison-style workout could still be something interesting to do, though! It just wouldn’t be all that great at building significant mass past a certain point.

  72. Timothy Mercado says:

    Please. Marvel’s daredevil workout, I am deaf and hard-of-hearing, I was novice and beginner, my favorite calisthenics and few parkour, weightlifting. I like a pc game.

  73. Victoria says:

    Hello my name is Victoria. I want to get in shape but my character isn’t specific and I don’t know where to start. See I am a big Final Fantasy fan. I went to wiki how and was bummed someone took off the posts how to get the body of a Final Fantasy girl they had a excersize one and a diet one. The only thing I remember in the dietary part was drink lots of water…. I want to achieve the beautiful thin and soft builds of Tifa, Lightning, Terra and Kairi etc. I want to become a Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts Girl ๐Ÿ™‚ Can you guys create this? I need help!

    • DaRatmastah says:

      Hi Victoria! I can definitely help you out with that. It looks like you may have just purchased RPG Fitness, as well? If not, some other Victoria just did… In any case, email me at dan@beagamecharacter.com and we can discuss your goals in detail, and any questions/concerns you might have.



  74. Nick says:

    I love that you have a Goku workout on this list. If you watch Dragonball Super you should do an Android 17 workout. The dude is like the MVP of the show right now and I think it would be awesome to do a workout modeled after him.

  75. Tiger_Blood says:

    Hey Dan,
    I was wondering if the Agent 47 workout is good for me to bulk up to get his type of physique. In the game you see he does have a decent amount of muscle, but can I still do that with the workout being a circuit? Red Delta Project on youtube said you can still build muscle, I just need the Sensei’s approval XD

    • DaRatmastah says:

      You CAN definitely still build muscle with a circuit program! It just comes down to diet, for the most part. Circuit programs burn more calories usually, so if you want to build mass, you need to overcome that caloric deficit. As in almost all questions on bulking, it just comes down to eating more. If you’re not gaining weight (weigh yourself at least twice a week and average it out,) then you need to eat more. Period. Especially protein (0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight should be plenty.)

      Sensei approves!

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