Just thought something to do for fun, why not have a list of characters that used to be popular years back and whose names aren't as popular as they used to be?
I would say Raziel or Kain from the Legacy of Kain games
Sir Daniel Fortesque from Medievil
Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden.
I don't know if anyone still brings up Gex anymore.
That, and I know the game is still around, but I remember when Gabriel Logan used to be a big deal from the Syphon Filter series. But since going to PSP, not so much...
Crash Bandicoot is definitely on that list. There's also Banjo Kazooie, Jak and Daxter (although I think they're making a comeback), Cloud, Squall, Sephiroth, Sora, and Solid Snake