In the spirit of Thor, here are five male video game characters that would benefit from a change of gender.
None because the Thors gender swap doesn't even make sense,
Thor is a demigod. Who the heck said demigods can't change their appearance and gender? :P
but it doesn't make any sense in the context of any of the stories or comics. I mean none of the X-Men changed genders. Spiderman isn't a girl.. what's the point of changing it. Why not just make a new character as say it's Thor's unknown sister or something. Why change something that has been a certain way for so long?
I guess they want the same personality in a woman's body? I couldn't really say. Also while Spider-man has never been a girl, there is a Spider-girl who is his daughter and in the Ultimate series he was replaced by a half black, half hispanic kid with spider powers. :P
Thor isn't changing his appearance and gender. He gets his powers from the hammer, but the hammer can only be wielded by one who is worthy. Thor has lost that privilege more than once through the years, and others have used the hammer. The same thing is happening again. Male Thor will still exist and I would bet he'll eventually get the hammer back, but whoever is deemed worthy to use the hammer gets all the powers of Thor, which effectively makes them Thor.
@MysticStrummer Even then they shouldn't be called Thor or wear the same looking outfit. Other people who have held the hammer have never been called Thor why start now. I mean why replace good characters, if they want a good female character then develop Sif into one.
Maybe they could not ruin iconic characters in the first place... Oh wait, not ruining stuff isn't the way of the twisted, sly and vindictive SJW.
@Anthotis I don't know what SJW stands for but...I gave you an agree regardless.
I don't know why they have to name her "Thor". Plenty of other people have held the hammer without changing their name. Give the girl her own brand name and line of comics. But I guess that wouldn't be politically correct enough for them.
All the Marvel announcements are ridiculous and proof that Marvel is creatively bankrupt. There is nothing wrong with minority or female characters, just don't hijack established characters for the sake of forced diversity. If they want minority or female characters fine, but make them a unique character.
Pretty sure Thor has already been a girl in the comics. Jane Foster wielded the Hammer once, if I'm not mistaken. This is nothinh new.
wait they are making Thor a woman? How ridiculous is that? You're telling me they just couldn't use a female superhero instead? Let me guess, next up Wolverine will become a girl too.. that actually bothers me, but enough of that.
Well, if they make Wolverine a girl I wouldn't be surprised. But then X23(which is practically a girl Wolverine) will be out of the job.
i don't really get the point of genderswaps why can't you just create a new character with a new personality?
That's ridiculous, create a new character instead.
None. Make a new character. It's funny, because if Thor was female and they tried to make her male, everyone would FREAK OUT and cry sexism.
This gender issue is really becoming annoying
NONE!!! As it seems only the femnazis are the ones who are happy with it.
Laura Croft. Oh shit I forgot we already have Uncharted. Snap.
I hate everything about this article... All of the games listed here are some of my favourite ever, but if they dared to mess with the gender of any of these characters all hell would break loose. How on earth they decided that gender swapping is a better idea than creating a new character is beyond me.
Imagine a female B.J." Blazkowicz.. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
NO,stay Away from link! Keep him as he is! They can create a new character for the legend of Zelda and add her to the series BUT DON'T TOUCH LINK...I don't want LINK TO BECOME LINKA...
I can't wait until Nintendo makes a male Samus. Actually, I can wait... /jk OT With Thor it makes more sense because of the Hammer issue. Every book goes through cycles and uses old storylines with slight adjustments. Anyone who knows Thor's history know that other people have been "Thor". So, this was bound to happen. If any of the Iconic characters become female, it won't ruin a game, but it is kind of condescending IMO to blatantly turn an existing icon into a woman- BECAUSE -it's like saying woman characters can't be interesting unless they occupy the space of an existing male character--it's a bit of trickery. Instead of making Female-Link why not make a Zelda game where the Hero of Time is less able and Impa and Zelda are more able. Or a spin-off that highlights Impa or Zelda's part (before, during, or after) any given Zelda title. Most gamers (male and female) have gone Nuts over being able to play as Midna, Zelda, and Impa in Hyrule Warrior. Some of us love Bayonetta and wish and pray for a new Metroid (Samus) game. -I would rather they make new IPs and employ talented women to write and breath life into new characters. Ubisoft's "Children of Light" is an example of this. Nevertheless, 1 day in a 1,000 years Link will be a woman. And if I am around I will still buy L o Zelda (unless something terrible had happened to the franchise over the course of 3 games).
Femnazis want men comic book characters to be women, no problem. Now that we're at it, you can also change societals traditional cultural norms like who cuts the grass, takes out the trash, changes the oil in the car, be a "handyman" around the house, ensures the overall safety/financial stability of their family, etc. Seriously, it's just a small group of misinformed/mentally disturbed women who are running around confused, talking loudly, and have no ultimate direction on where they're bringing this "Women Empowerment!" business. I know TOO MANY WOMEN who originally bought in to this whole movement, and jumped off the bandwagon when they realized that there's no REAL direction to their movement except to spread homosexuality...*smh* And normally, people like that I just blow off and consider them mentally unstable. But the problem is, because of how loud they beg/scream/plead/whine about their "issues", they CHANGE things. Thor to be a woman? For what? What was wrong with the original premise? We don't have enough female heroines? Make some more, GDamnit! But to genderswap Thor, is...*smGDh*
Femnazis LOL XD (GOOD ONE BY THE WAY) This whole thing with the gender issue is Seriously starting to tick me off.Women they just want to ruin everything for us.
Zelda should just follow in the footsteps of Fire Elbem and make a female Link avatar. It wouldn't change the plot much. What romance Link has hadhas been subtle or non-existant.
If link is a girl why not make Lara croft a dude
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