The 5 coolest profile pictures (PFPs) for Steam, Discord, and more

Be cooler than cool.

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You never know who you are going to run into on social media these days. Whether it’s on Discord, Steam, or any other site, having a cool profile picture can make you stand out from everyone else on the platform. Your profile picture tells people a lot about you, after all, so why not make sure everyone knows you’re the coolest one on the server.

The coolest profile pictures for Discord, Steam, and more

You can have a lot of fun customizing your profile picture for different social media platforms, using them to showcase your mood. You can have a nice, chill picture to set the tone for your online interactions, but sometimes you want to be the coolest one in the chat. Here are some of the best options for cool profile pictures on Discord, Steam, or anywhere else you frequent online.

Elmo Rise

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It has become one of the most popular memes on the internet over the past few years, but its origins are strangely adorable. Back in 2012, a user on posted a picture of a distressed Elmo atop a children’s birthday cake. Someone soon put the image in front of rising flames and Elmo Rise, aka Hellmo, was born.

It makes a cool profile picture simply because it is instantly recognizable and sums up how many of us feel in social situations. Elmo Rise is a good choice for almost any situation.

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Northern Lights

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Few people have the chance to see them, but they are one of the most famous natural phenomena on the planet. The Northern Lights occur when solar radiation bounces around on the Earth’s magnetic field, causing the sky to erupt in a dazzling display of color and light. It is a magical sight to take in, certainly cool enough to make for an understated profile picture.

Northern lights over mountainNorthern Lights over houseNorthern Lights over house
Northern lights over houseNorthern lights with pink hew Northern lights over forest
Northern lights over houseNothern lights over townNorthern lights over forest
Screenshots by Gamepur

Setting your profile picture to the Northern Lights is a way to inject a bit of magic into your online presence.

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Persona 5 Characters

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Few games in recent history have oozed style quite like Persona 5. Every character has a slick design, made even cooler by how they appear during their All-Out Attacks. Whether it is the mischievous grin of Joker, the playfulness of Ann, or the aloof artistry of Yusuke, every character can help represent you on social media in the best possible way.

Persona 5 character AnnYasuke with a dragon and blue glovesFutaba working on a computer
Tae wearing a spiked chokerHaru wearing a hat and holding a staffRyuji smirking at an enemy
Hifumi pondering with hand on chinProtagonist wearing glasses and looking at his phoneMakoto in battle costume and mask
Makoto wearing battle armor and maskMorgana smirkingRyuji wearing mask and hand up
Protagonist in red gloves holding a gunHaru smiling and holding hands togetherManehisha folding his arms
Screenshots by Gamepur

There is also a plethora of fan art for the Persona 5 characters out there for you to choose from that can make your profile picture just a little more unique. There are even plenty out there that can be cute as well as cool. Just be sure to credit the artist where you can.

Anyone from Cowboy Bebop

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Speaking of style, few anime have had the cool factor quite like Cowboy Bebop. Every character in every frame is an absolute mood. There is the smooth and mysterious Spike Spiegel, the treacherous but alluring Faye Valentine, the steady Jet Black, or the eccentric Ed. It is one of the coolest, most celebrated shows in anime history, with a character to match whatever vibe you’re trying to put out.

Anastasia holding a glass of liquorEd wearing glasses on head looking puzzledViscious smirking at Spike
Spike with scratch on face and holding a gunFaye smilingRen wearing a hood over his head
Jet black with eyes closed and smoke around himJulia with a very serious expressionPunch and Judy holding guns and dressed like cowboyz
Screenshots by Gamepur

You can find images from the show that are casual, dramatic, or funny, but anyone who knows the source material will know exactly what you’re about when they see it, making it the perfect option to bring the cool factor to your profile picture on Discord, Steam, or anywhere else.

Squirtle Squad

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Everyone knows the Squirtle Squad, even if they’re only casually aware of the Pokémon anime. These rogue Pokémon showed up in episode 12 of the anime and have become an unforgettable part of the series ever since. Sure, they’re cute, but those shades and that attitude say that they mean business.

Setting your profile picture on any social media site as the Squirtle Squad tells everyone that you’re not here to play, but also that you’re bringing the cute factor as well. There are countless pieces of fanart out there of our favorite renegade Pokémon, so don’t be afraid to get creative with how you show your Squirtle Pride.