Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair: shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen.
In the search for originality and fashion-forward character design, game creators have created some impressively outrageous hairstyles over the years. Our friends in Japan are particularly adept at crazy hair, but we've managed to fit a few North American coifs onto this top ten list as well.
Final Fantasy VII's Cloud Strife introduced the "spiky-haired anime guy" trope to an entire generation of Americans. His distinctive gigantic bang spike remains one of the most recognizable hairstyles in gaming, pairing with his ridiculous sword to form an over-the-top duo that some love, and others love to hate.
Street Fighter's Guile may be a military man, but his hair most certainly isn't regulation. Resembling the bottom end of an industrial broom more than anything else, Guile's 'do has changed very little over the years. You've got to admire a man with that kind of dedication to his own distinctive style.
Hair, hair, everywhere. Milla from Tales of Xillia, which comes out next year in North America, has one of the more impressively massive manes we've seen. On top of her cascade of butt-length hair, she's got a cute green cowlick that hovers mysteriously separate from the other strands. Our hats are off to the animator who had to deal with all that hair while making Milla come to life in the game.