There is always a lot of talk about girls being represented in games- this list is on the positive end of that.
Personally I’ve never felt too concerned with the gender of the fictional character i’m playing with and to me, the more creative looks that female characters wear have definitely served as a source of inspiration from time to time while i attended art and fashion school. That being said, i can’t deny the burst of excitement that pops up every time i see a girl kicking ass in a game- it just feels good to see a strong/intelligent woman represented in a game who is able to act without being the damsel. We may not have as much to choose from as guys do, but we still have a pretty awesome selection of characters to fall in love with. These are my Top 10 favorite bad ass chicks of the game world.
10. Mileena, Mortal Kombat
Appears In: Mortal Kombat II, Ultimate Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat Gold, Mortal Kombat Advance, MK: Deception, MK: Unchained, MK: Shaolin Monks, MK: Armageddon, Mortal Kombat , Mortal Kombat X
Vorpax: “Do you really think he’ll let you keep that face? There is no room in the palace for two Prince Kitanas.”
Mileena: “Well, maybe I’ll replace the bitch as Princess.”
9. Aveline de Grandpré, Assassin’s Creed Liberation
Appears In: Assassin’s Creed Liberation, Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
“I stand with those who stand with me. I lure my prey through the guise of a lady. I escape unnoticed through the veil of a slave. And though I may conceal my identity, one thing is certain: commit injustice in this world, and I’ll send you to the next. I am Aveline de Grandpré, I am an Assassin, and I fight for liberation.”
8. Princess Zelda, Legend of Zelda
Appears In: The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of Link, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Four Swords, The Wind Waker, Four Swords Adventures, The Minish Cap, Twilight Princess, Spirit Tracks, Skyward Sword, A Link Between Worlds, etc.
Swamp Man: “HMM? Aren’t you a might puny to go up against Ganon?”
Princess Zelda: “I’ll do alright.”
7. Samus Aran, Metroid
Appears In: Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime, Hunters, Echoes, Corruption, Return of Samus, Super Metroid, Other M, Fusion
“I first battled the Metroids on planet Zebes. It was there that I foiled the plans of the Space Pirate leader, Mother Brain, to use the creatures to attack galactic civilization… I next fought the Metroids on their homeworld, SR388. I completely eradicated them, except for a larva which, after hatching, followed me like a confused child… I personally delivered it to the galactic research station at Ceres so scientists could study it’s energy-producing qualities… The scientists findings were astounding! They discovered that the powers of the Metroid might be harnessed for the good of civilization! Satisfied that all was well, I left the station to seek a new bounty to hunt. But, I had hardly gone beyond the asteroid belt when I picked up a distress signal! Ceres station was under attack!!”
6. Nina Williams, Tekken
Appears In: Tekken 2,Tekken 3, Tekken 4, Tekken 5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken Advance, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Card Challenge, Death by Degrees, Tekken, Resolute, Street Fighter X Tekken, Tekken Card Tournament, Tekken Revolution, Tekken Arena, etc.
“I’m not concerned with your affairs. Now, if you would be so kind as to die…”
5. Cammy White, Street Fighter
Appears In: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Cannon Spike, Capcom vs. SNK: Millenium Fight 2000, Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millenium 2001, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Revival, Final Fight: Streetwise, Super Street Figher II: Turbo HD Remix, Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter V, etc.
“I will keep fighting until I know who I truly am.“
4. Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Appears In: Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II, Tomb Raider III, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Tomb Raider Chronicles, Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Tomb Raider 2013, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, Rise of the Tomb Raider, etc.
“A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I’d finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.”
3. Faith Connors, Mirror’s Edge
Appears In: Mirror’s Edge, Mirror’s Edge 2D, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
“Once the city used to pulse with energy. Dirty and dangerous, but alive and wonderful. Now it’s something else. The changes came slowly at first. Most didn’t realize, or didn’t care, and accepted them. They chose a comfortable life. Some didn’t. And those who refused to conform were pushed to the sidelines, criminalized. They became our clients. We call ourselves Runners. We exist on the edge between the gloss and the reality: the mirror’s edge. We keep out of trouble, out of sight, and the cops don’t bother us. Runners see the city in a different way. We see the flow. Rooftops become pathways and conduits, possibilities and routes of escape. The flow is what keeps us running, keeps us alive.”
2. Tie: Leliana and Cassandra Pentaghast, Dragon Age
Leliana Appears In: Dragon Age: Origins, The Darkspawn Chronicles, Leliana’s Song, Dragon Age II, Mark of the Assassin, Dragon Age: Asunder, Heroes of Dragon Age, Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Trespasser DLC
- Interrogator: “You will break.”
- Leliana: “I will die first. Or you will.”
Cassandra Appears In: Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Trespasser DLC, Heroes of Dragon Age
Cassandra: “That move you performed in our last fight was well executed, Bull. I’m impressed.”
Iron Bull: “Thank you, Seeker. I’d be happy to teach you.”
Cassandra: “If you had done that in our last sparring match, you might have won.”
1. Isabella ‘Ivy’ Valentine, Soul Calibur
Appears In: Soulcalibur, Soulcalibur II, Soulcalibur III, Soulcalibur Legends, Soulcalibur IV, Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny, Soulcalibur V, Soulcalibur: Lost Swords Soulcalibur: Unbreakable Soul, etc.
“What do I care what you think of me? Get lost.”
Honorable Mention: Kunimitsu, Tekken
Appears In: Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Revolution
“Mairu!” [Come at me!]