Ghost looked pretty lame even from the first time you saw him in Modern Warfare 2. He was kind of that cliche, forced "ooh, check out this mysterious ***" character that really didn't add anything to a story that was convoluted and sub-par to begin with. Then Rios and Salem had to come back in a sequel no one wanted, and there they are, right on the cover with stupid skull masks. Enter Halo: Reach, with Emile bringing the skull mask look to space. It's like the video game version of an Affliction or Ed Hardy shirt...they look stupid but you still see them everywhere.

We all know the video game industry loves to beat things into the ground (see: zombies), so let's end this trend now before every shooter looks like this: