Company: Konami
First Game Appearance: Castlevania

Gamers love Castlevania, and Simon Belmont is a name that they can trust. That's mostly because most people's fondest memories of Castlevania were on the NES, where Belmont reigned supreme. That's called "planting the seed early," folks. Even today, when you think of whip-cracking, vampire-slaying adventures, who else comes to mind but good ol' Simon?