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Slim Is In: The 11 Skinniest Video Game Characters Ever!

In honor of the PS3 Slim, we count down the 11 skinniest game characters.

11. Glass Joe (Punch-Out series)

Glass Joe (Punch-Out series)

Okay, Glass Joe may have a few pounds on Little Mac, but he's a heck of a lot taller, so the Frenchman is the true featherweight of the Punch-Out franchise. The fact that his losses almost outnumber his weight speak more about his ineptitude as a boxer than the inability for skinny dudes to fight.

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10. Faith (Mirror's Edge)

Faith (Mirror's Edge)

You'd be rail-thin like Faith from Mirror's Edge too if you were running and leaping off high rise buildings all day. On top of being one of the few Asian game protagonists, Faith also proved that you don't need massive breasts bursting out of your shirt to be an ass kicking game heroine.

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9. Abe (Oddworld series)

Abe (Oddworld series)

Enslaved with the rest of his Mudokon brothers in the first two Oddworld games, Abe kept his emaciated figure when he returned to save the Gabbits in Munch's Oddysee. Even though he earned his freedom, we're guessing Abe's constant dedication to freeing ugly mutant species didn't allow him time to sit down to a celebratory dinner.

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8. Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)

Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)

The original Metal Gear Solid's mind-reading antagonist Psycho Mantis may look like your average malnourished freak in full bondage garb, but he's honestly one of the most memorable villains of the entire MGS series. This is mostly due to the innovative strategies you had to use to defeat him and his remarkable ability to tell if you've ever played Castlevania.

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7. The Witch (Left 4 Dead)

The Witch (Left 4 Dead)

Anyone who's played Left 4 Dead will tell you that when you hear someone sobbing, you're in deep shit because one of Left 4 Dead's ferocious witches is just around the corner ready to sink her long filthy fingernails into your flesh. Seriously, these undead witches are so deadly they can kill you with one hit.

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6. Voldo (Soul Calibur series)

Voldo (Soul Calibur series)

Not many folks take part in the "become trapped in your mentor's tomb" diet, but it seemed to work wonders for Soul Calibur's Voldo. Not only is he slim and trim, he's also got the flexibility of a yoga teacher. Sure, there's the whole "mute and blind" problem, but who cares when you can fit into the trendiest new leather getups?

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5. Waluigi (Mario Strikers/Kart/Party)

Waluigi (Mario Strikers/Kart/Party)

Just like how Wario is Mario's chunkier doppelganger, Waluigi is an exaggeration of the plumber's thinner sibling Luigi. Sporting an all purple ensemble, elf shoes, and a jaw that trumps Jay Leno's neck goiter of a chin, Waluigi is definitely one of GamePro's favorite underappreciated Nintendo characters.

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4. Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim series)

Earthworm Jim (Earthworm Jim series)

As if to overcompensate for the invertebrate game hero's lack of girth, Earthworm Jim's robotic space suit is fashioned in the shape of a body that would make a world class bodybuilder jealous. Despite Jim's narrow frame, he's still able to lay on the charm with Princess What's-Her-Name when he's not beating the life out of enemies.

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3. Spinal (Killer Instinct)

Spinal (Killer Instinct)

You can't get any skinner than Killer Instinct's skeletal warrior. Was he a Viking before he lost his flesh (note the circular Norse war shield he wields)? Well, no one knows as even the game states that all we know about the bony fighter is he's over 2000 years old.

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2. Dhalsim (Street Fighter series)

Dhalsim (Street Fighter series)

Dhalsim proves the old adage that it's not the size of the dog in the (street) fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. According to the Street Fighter wiki, the 107-pound Dhalsim is lighter than every single one of the World Warriors. Yep, even the spritely schoolgirl, Sakura, outweighs the yoga master. None of that matters, though, when he can send his limbs flying across the screen and shoot balls of fire from his face.

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1. Skinny player (Ice Hockey)

Skinny player (Ice Hockey)

While each weight class in the NES classic Ice Hockey had their benefits and disadvantages, the skill set of the skinniest group is difficult to ignore. As the fastest player type with amazing face-off skills, the skinnies have the ability to dominate the puck, and if the shot is placed just right, score a few goals in the process. Heck, they can even put up a fight against the fat dudes if the body check is timed right.

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