1: Tom Nook
The big cheese himself. Never in the history of Nintendo has there been an NPC so cunning or so conniving (well, except maybe that door repair guy in The Legend of Zelda). One of your first ports of call when you arrive in your newly-generated town, Tom Nook seems like he’s doing you a favour the first time you meet him, but you quickly discover that he’s a top-class con man. Crazy Redd has got absolutely nothing on this guy. He’s so devious he could probably hold the rest of Nintendo’s heroes and villains, nay, the entire history of video games to ransom if he felt like it, and that’s why he’s number one.
And that, my friends, is the end of my top ten. Do you agree that Tom Nook should be number one? Have I missed off the most obvious choice of NPC in the history of Nintendo? If so, or you’d like to make your own list, let us know in the comments below!