The life of a video game character isn't all collecting gold coins, dying, and respawning, right? There's got to be more to their little pixelated lives than that sort of mundane, border-line hellish existence.

So that got us thinking: What goes on after we've turned off the console for the night? We put that question to our readers and gave money for the best response. But first, the runners-up ...

Entry by T. S. Obiech

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

Entry by Paka

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

Entry by Danzy

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

Entry by mattographer

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

Entry by usernamenazi

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

Entry by misterowlman

What 23 Video Game Characters Do After You're Done Playing

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