2. President Huffman
From: Destroy All
As leaders go, President Huffman is barely fit to drive a bus. Cruel, buffoonish and insanely corrupt even before Destroy All Humans!
begins, he’s little more than a shill for a shadowy, anti-alien organization
known as Majestic, the ultimate plans of which involve world domination. And
yet even with all their help, he stupidly ignores and covers up the actions of
DAH’s invading alien "hero," Crypto, until it’s far too late.
After burning a laser-etched swath
across America, Crypto’s bid to destroy the American Dream culminates in
Huffman’s assassination on the steps of the Capitol Building. Then, just when
it seems the U.S. has been brought to its knees before the unstoppable might of
one… lone… invader (you know, the kind you've effortlessly killed scores of in, oh, every other game), we find out
that Majestic has one last surprise up its sleeve: Huffman’s brain was
preserved, and put in control of the colossal RoboPrez.
Above: Wave hello to your robot messiah, America!
Too bad for Majestic, the secret
society learned too late what any gamer could have told them: if you’re going
to build a giant robot, you don’t stick a flabby, middle-aged, corrupt public servant behind
the controls. RoboPrez was defeated in short order, and Huffman went down in
history as the first world leader who was totally unable to stop a single tiny
alien from completely subjugating his country even after having his brain
stuffed into a giant robot.
Or he would have, if Crypto hadn’t
stolen his identity, become president in his place and herded his new constituents
into DNA-harvesting machines.
Above: Still a more competent option, all things considered
1. President Max
From: Sam & Max Save the World
the rest of the presidents on this list are incompetent, conniving or just
plain ineffectual, Max the hyperkinetic rabbity thing is an outright sociopath,
and he makes no attempt to hide this. Also, where other presidents tend to be
semi-inaccessible, mostly behind-the-scenes figures, Max is one of the two
heroes of his series, and that doesn’t change after he gets elected.
became president just four episodes into the first Sam & Max “season,” when
he and his anthropomorphic-dog partner Sam were summoned to the White House to look
into the incumbent president’s erratic behavior. This included (among other
things) federally mandated group hugs before, during and after all major
sporting events, and failing to understand unaccented English. Unsurprisingly,
the guy turned out to be a robot made to hypnotize Americans during televised
Above: GEE I
WONDER WHICH PRESIDENT THIS GUY IS BASED ON
revelation (which came after the president was accidentally decapitated)
prompted an emergency election between a towering robot Abraham Lincoln and the
nearest available contender, which turned out to be Max. Representing the
Random Violence and Destruction Party, Max won an underhanded victory by
tampering with Lincoln’s cue cards.
subsequently attempted to solve all national problems by building an army of
giant battle robots, and then almost single-handedly destroyed the Internet. God
help us all.