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Submitted by Uni-g 938d ago | opinion piece

Video Game Characters That Should Have Been Females

Unigamesity writes: "Despite what people usually think about gamers, video games with female protagonists have a lower profit base. Don’t ask Lara Croft how come, because she’s not available at the moment. Either way, we are really sure that if other games were to offer some female heroines instead of the male protagonists, things would’ve been completely different." (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Ksar  +   938d ago
Tidus from Final Fantasy X
Heisenburger  +   938d ago
*awkward laugh*
minimur12  +   938d ago

(game reference)
SirBradders  +   938d ago
Ewwwww ill stick with the fearsome threesome yuna, rikku and lulu.

I'd ruin yunas innocence have wild jungle sex with rikku and get dominated by lulu and that moogle she carries can watch the darn thing.
Godmars290  +   938d ago
Luna should have been the main character. The temple trials puzzles needing prior summons.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   938d ago
you mean Yuna??
Donnieboi  +   938d ago
Raiden from MGS 2 (I mentally separate him from the Raiden in MGS 4 and Rising).

Anyway, hope to see a MGS game with "The Boss" in it. She was one bad mama.
mattdillahunty  +   938d ago
should have been? no. simply because all of these characters are fine the way they are, and the author doesn't give any reason as to why these characters would be better as a female, or what they would bring as a female that they couldn't as a male.
zerocrossing  +   938d ago
But they would have had boobs! is that not improvement enough?

haha sorry...

Mounce  +   938d ago
I find the articles use of 'Should' is kinda stupid.

Let alone the article-creator looks like some sad balding virgin (Not to sound cruel)

It's like "Look at all these popular characters! - For some reason they should be female so there's more Rule 63 on the internet! More to fap to!"

Hell, I'm fucking amazed Cloud and Sephiroth with giant tits having a threesome with Tifa wasn't in that guys' list.

I just don't understand the article-creators obsession with characters being female, it sounds like he's trying to justify his fetishes of having more female-attention in-game rather than there being sausage-fest amounts of male protagonists and antagonists. Mario being female is just stupid though, a Female Italian plumber? Rescuing what, a Prince in distress instead of a Princess? Or does this go through lengths of saying Mario is a female lesbian saving the Princess where after she saves Toadstool they BOTH go in the bake a Cake.....
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_QQ_  +   938d ago
Not a single good reason was given for any of these characters to be female,Although i do agree that the TF characters should have optional female versions.Otherwise this list is dumb,Its like some feminist fanfiction.
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zerocrossing  +   938d ago
I understand where some of these feminist views come, from I really do, but would it not make more sense for feminists to convince devs to just create new games that have strong female lead characters as well as the games we have now?

This would help remedy the gender equality issue without over stepping any boundaries of both sides of the fence.
_QQ_  +   938d ago
I don't believe there is an issue,most developers are male therefore they like to make male characters,that comes as no surprise to me. Personally i don't care,i'm not against female game characters, but i do think it is silly to want Devs to make female characters for the sake of being female.Same goes for male characters.

Its not like there arn't any main female leads,i can list a few recent ones right now,
Kerrigan from sc2 HOTS
Lightning from FF(not a good game but still)
AC for the vita has a female lead,
Fem Shep.
Remember Me (sucks but still)
Beyond two souls(interactive movie but still).
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cyguration  +   938d ago
So essentially, Gordan as a female would have a lesbian connection with Alyx?

Mario as a female would be gay for Peach?

The whole Reptile from Mortal Kombat makes no sense considering that there's Mileena, who is essentially an acid-free version of Reptile, but I guess logic wasn't a strong point of the article (if they at least wanted to go there they could have named Kung Lao instead).

And then we have Agent 47 -- best known for being bald and with barcode -- not sure how that would work.

And the female Scout (as well as the female Pyro) ARE available in Team Fortress, Garry's Mod and other Source Engine games. Are they saying the fem scout should be the default instead of the male? Even so they did a poor job of explaining why.
MisfitsInc  +   938d ago
the female version of reptile was Khameleon
cyguration  +   938d ago
Hot dang you're right. I completely forgot about Khameleon.
SpiralTear  +   938d ago
I'm gonna agree with the general consensus here and say that there really wasn't any solid explanation in the article as to why this should happen.
dcj0524  +   938d ago
The scout makes alot of sense. Just don't add boob physics. She'll be over powered then.
Stoppokingme  +   938d ago
Could you imagine playing super Maria?

These gaming characters are iconic and don't need to be changed.

However I'd prefer a chick over Marcus Fenix anyday. That bastard was as ugly as sin and spoke like he was constipated.

No offense John DiMaggio.
UnHoly_One  +   938d ago
Why does it say Agent 47 from Hitman, and then show a picture of Kasumi from Mass Effect?

All the others have an artists rendition of the actual character as a female.

They seriously couldn't find a picture of a girl wearing a Suit???
shadowmist13  +   938d ago
Definitely not mario,beacause then it wouldnt have been as iconic,but the scout and Gordon could have worked,but maybe vaas if it was a psycho chick named violet or simething hahaha.
MidnytRain  +   938d ago
Vaas would've been amazing as a female.
EXVirtual  +   938d ago
They're video game characters man. And does it even matter? Faith from Mirror's Edge is a badass and Noctis from FFXV is a badass. Gender doesn't really matter. It's whether they were good characters or not.
Bluepowerzz  +   938d ago
this guy doesnt know what hes saying
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   938d ago
Super Maria sisters how bizarre is that
TheTwelve  +   938d ago
How about videogame characters that should have been men? Take the new Dante for example:
TXIDarkAvenger  +   938d ago
Iunno, I disagree with this whole list.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   938d ago
Dixie Nukem
e-p-ayeaH  +   938d ago
Duke Nukem´s female version is Lara Croft.
STEWIE_PLAY_PS4  +   938d ago
Here I tell u do? Metal Gear Solid must female Snake LoL
Henjin  +   938d ago
No, they shouldn't. And the title should be "What if these video game characters were female". These characters and their stories, backgrounds, characteristics are designed to be male in mind, so replacing them with their female version is just out of place. And in case they're designed as female in first place, they would be very different, they wouldn't be who we know anymore. As if the author've found some "rule 63" pictures of these characters (they couldn't find Agent 47 version though, LOL) and decided to write a lame article using those pictures as material.
e-p-ayeaH  +   938d ago
females with alot of curves aparently...
MotherLight  +   938d ago
Goodness that Far Cry girl scares me.
NioRide  +   938d ago
I call sexist, Damn women wanting more women in video games.

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