Sometimes, no matter how big the band, it's mascot can become the act's most recognizable entity. These characters personify the music of its creator, adding an extra visual element to some of metal's most iconic music.

For metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Megadeth, even the notion of no mascot seems like sacrilege. You'll see these characters pressed on millions of shirts and inked on countless fans. Hell, check your skin. You may have one of these 25 Best Metal Mascots tattooed on already.

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