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25 September 2014 @ 08:30 pm
Great Women in Games  
(Cheating - going for a post that doesn't requiring much writing per se :-) )

I've been directed on twitter to a hashtag of "great women in video games". But looking at a hashtag isn't the best of way getting a good grasp of something. So I'm compiling some here. This is in no way complete. Feel free to comment with more. Also great is subjective, so feel free to argue in the comments, or add ones that you don't think are great.

I hope these are playable characters, but I don't know most of the games, so can't say. Please comment if you know! Or if I've included a game creator :-)

Taokaka in Blazblue
Liara in Mass effect
Kreia in KOTOR2
Ivy in SC
Tio, Elie, and Noel from Zero/Ao no Kiseki
Ries Argent from Trails in the Sky
Shodan in System Shock, System Shock 2 (not playable)
Mia Fey, Maya Fey from Ace Attorney
Chie Satonaka
Chun-Li in Street Fighter (playable)
Aya Brea, Parasite Eve (playable)
Sylvanas Windrunner, the Banshee Queen, from WoW (not playable)
Sarisa from Phantasy Star Zero
Amaterasu from Okami (playable)
Queen in Final Fantasy Type-0 (playable)
Lenneth Valkyrie Profile (playable)
Kristi from The Journeyman Project (non playable)
Annet Meyer in El Viento (playable)
Agent 3
Lady, Devil May Cry 3 (non playable)
Selvaria Bles, Valkyria Chronicles
Terra Branford, Final Fantasy VI (playable)
Elly Xenogears (not playable), Terra (playable) and Celes (playable) FFVI
Tali, Liara, FemShep (playable), Kasumi (ME), Rosalind Lutece, Elle, other Elle, Flonne, Isabella, Chelle, Zoey, Gwendolyn
companions in Fallout New Vegas
Alice Liddell. American Mcgee's Alice (playable)
majority of the female cast in Street Fighter (playable)
Chica from Five Nights at Freddy's
Ridley Silverlake of Radiata Stories
Lara Croft (playable)
any game which has a character creation system which has the option of both genders (fallout, many RPGs and MMOs) (playable)
Nanoha Takamachi & most of the cast of #MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha: The Battle of Aces
Vi, the Piltover Enforcer from @LeagueOfLegends
Samus Aran, Meteriod (playable)
Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Blaze the Cat, Marine & more - Sonic the Hedgehog Series
Gwendolyn, Mercedes, Velvet, Odin Sphere
Naoto Shirogane, Persona 4
The Queen of All Cosmos
Chie Satonaka, Persona 4
Palutena, Viridi, Medusa, Phospora, Pandora - Kid Icarus Series
Boss and Meryl, Metal Gear Solid
Mona sax from Max Payne
Clemmy clue
Alma, FEAR 2 (not playable)
Female rapper (game with Samus & Ridley)
Elanee from NW (not playable)
Alex in deus ex 2 (playable)
Tifa, FF7 (playable)
Captain Isumi
Barbara the barbarian
played as a woman in FE:A (playable)
Lucinda, FE:A (not sure if she's the female player, or separate character)
Vilja, Skyrim mod
Elise, AC: Unity
Imoen, BG series
Jade, Beyond good and Evil
Jaheria, BG (not playable)
Cast of MuvLuv: Alternative
Aerie of BG2
Aveline (not playable)
Baiken from the Guilty Gear series
Junko Enoshima - Dongan Rompa
Yoko Kanno, Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Elsa, Latona, and Anizka from Front Mission 4
Legate Rikke
Juli and Juni from Street Fighter Alpha 3
The DOA Girls
Nilin from Remember Me
Fetch from inFAMOUS: Second Son/inFAMOUS: First Light

I believe I have all the top tweets at the time I looked, and some of non-top. Might come back to add more.
peadarogpeadarog on September 25th, 2014 07:57 pm (UTC)
Just shows how long it is since I played video games -- I recognize nobody!
a very caring potato: fruit pacmanmollydot on September 25th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Not even Chun Li and Lara Croft? :-)

I'm the same. This could be a learning experience!

Edited at 2014-09-25 08:05 pm (UTC)
peadarogpeadarog on September 25th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
OK, Lara Croft I remember. The first of her adventures blew my mind back in the day. That was about 3 years before I gave up.
a very caring potato: slayer workoutmollydot on September 25th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
I'm hearing great things about the most recent.
Queen of the Skiesqueenoftheskies on September 25th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
I come from another journal where this post was linked to.

I've actively played some of those games. My favorite of those female characters is Samus Aran of Metroid. I do love Tifa from FFVII and Terra and Celes from FFVI.

Not so much a fan of Sylvanas from WoW, but I do love Jaina Proudmoore from the same game. (Neither is a playable character, BTW.) WoW is full of non-playable female primary characters. And, one of those games where you control the gender of your own charactre.

Also Rosa and Rydia from FFIV.

Lightning from FF13.

Yuna and Lulu from FFX.
a very caring potato: yordamollydot on September 25th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)

I've definitely heard the name Samus positively before. I imagine you're not alone!

Are the FF ones playable? My husband used to play FF7, I think it was, but he was always a guy.
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a very caring potatomollydot on September 25th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
You win a prize! *gives used post-it*