18Entry by JakeYandell
17Entry by ubermachomonkey
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:
Here's what the inside of a character's brain looks like.