GameDynamo - "Samus Aran is the ultimate galactic bounty hunter, the most badass heroine in video game history, and the champion of GameDynamo's Ultimate Character Showdown. Readers voted Samus victor over the likes of Lara Croft, Nariko, and Mass Effect's Miranda Lawson, amongst many others. The reasons are manifold - she’s a versatile warrior with the ability to incorporate new weapon systems into her arsenal; she can analyze complex anomalies that mottle the worlds she traverses; and she flexes her gymnastic acumen to take on legions of "metroids." She’s also video game’s first real female action hero, and unlike other popular game series, the Samus from the original Metroid remains the same throughout the years... almost."