20 Video Game Characters Before They Were Famous

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Nobody starts out as a ninja or a globe-trotting adventurer. You have to work your way up to it.

With that in mind, we asked you to photoshop the early, crappy jobs of famous video game characters, and offered $50 to the most ridiculous entry. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up:

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There are three contests for you to choose from. Click on the prompt that catches your fancy, and post your entry in the thread, or submit to all three and triple your chances of becoming rich and famous. Winner gets 5,000 pennies.

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