Girl characters used to be in the 'damsel in distress' role most of the time and if they were in another role it was usually the 'tom boy ' role which made them notoriously uninteresting. Usually girls could be found being dragged along by the male lead while being chased by something and then they fall down at the most inconvenient time. We liked the male characters because they were strong, fast and seemed to like yelling at people. They were everything we wanted to be. Then suddenly something happened...girls became the center of our universe, they seemed important...they looked good...oh my god we hit puberty. Now suddenly they were what we wanted!