Top 10 Video Game Villains

8) Psycho Mantis

Psycho Mantis is definitely one of the most memorable bosses from Metal Gear Solid. Everything about him from the way he talked through the mask to the way you actually had to fight him left an impression on anybody who played that game.

Psycho Mantis couldn't be defeated by just any old means. He could read your mind! He demonstrated his psychic abilities to the player by bringing up other games that they had played and saved on the current memory card and his telekinetic powers by rumbling the controller in their hands. If Psycho Mantis could read the input from your controller, what hope did you have to beat him? A quick codec call to Colonel Campbell helped find his weakness – plugging your controller into the second port on the console. This prevented Psycho Mantis from reading your next move and allowed you to fight him normally.

This unique method of combat makes Psycho Mantis one of the coolest bad guys in all of the Metal Gear series.

Posted: 24th Apr 2014 by Alexander Hinkley