13. Sonic the Hedgehog

If anyone is in need of further proof of the badass-ness of the Sega icon and first-ever video game character to be featured in the parade, they only need examine the headlines that emerged after 1993's festivities. In a move that we're sure N.W.A. would've approved, Sonic injured an off-duty police officer after smashing into a lamp post. Fuck the police!