Chell, Now With Added Sex Appeal

Jeffrey Matulef writes, "Now she's, for lack of a better word, a "hot Asian chick." Her beauty makes her feel out of place in the universe. While her origins are unclear, we never get a sense of who she is/was/would be outside of Aperture's facility, but making her attractive gives off the impression that she probably lead a normal life or at the very least is fit for society. I always speculated that she was either born into this life of being a lab rat or was perhaps a destitute woman down on her luck who took the position as a last resort. Looking like an Asian Angelina Jolie feels incongruous to that."

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wallis2638d ago

Firstly "hot Asian chick" isn't a word.

Secondly chell's origins are clearly at odds with what's expected of the typical lab rat, its part of the enigma.

Thirdly she's hardly sexualized, she's always been based on the one model. Any shift in appearance probably just comes from a new spin by the art department.

DeeZee2638d ago

Didn't know she was Asian.

ATiElite2637d ago

she actually half Scottish half Korean half peanut butter half jelly half sweet half sour half now half later half cute half pretty half today half tomorrow....doesn't matter.

DeeZee2637d ago

Lol, I never said it did matter.

AntiHeroComplex2637d ago

if it doesnt matter why are you wasting our time and talking about it?

DeeZee2637d ago

Because the article says "Hot Asian Chick". That's the only reason I said it. The article pointed her possible race out...

Really, I think some of you guys just want something to argue over. Sorry if that somehow offend someone.

AntiHeroComplex2637d ago

I didnt get offended, and yes was just looking for a fight.

Statix2638d ago (Edited 2638d ago )

Since when was making a female character attractive considered sexist or "objectifying?"

Nathan Drake is a one sexy fella (no homo), yet it's funny that no one complains about Drake being objectified as mere eye candy created for the primary purpose of fulfilling the fantasies of girl gamers with moist panties everywhere. Seems like a bit of a double-standard, or at least a case of reactionary political correctness, to me.

soundslike2638d ago (Edited 2638d ago )

I never met anyone male/female gay/straight who didn't appreciate a decent looking woman

The complaints only come into play when breast size and whore-outfits enter the picture

...and even then, the last person you would expect *sometimes* likes it. Women are just different like that, its hard for guys to understand, it seems, that someone could find someone visually attractive but not sexually.

Ashriel2637d ago (Edited 2637d ago )

well gamers have no problem with playing with an ugly men, but has there ever been an ugly woman protagonizing a game?

Statix2637d ago (Edited 2637d ago )

Fat Princess?

For the record, I don't think most male gamers like to play as ugly male protagonists either. They have to be at least decent looking.

Ashriel2637d ago


Gears of War, Bulletstorm, Red Dead Redemption, GTA4, Killzone, God of War, Starcraft,etc... no one gives a damn if the protagonist is ugly.

and by the way, you never play AS the fat princess and she still has a "cute" design.

Statix2633d ago (Edited 2633d ago )

Most of the characters you mentioned are pretty decent-looking guys. They're not male-models, but they're at least decent; certainly not "ugly" by any stretch of the imagination. Assuming you're a girl, are you saying you wouldn't date someone like "Sev" Sevchenko or Niko Bellic in real life because he was too ugly?

Take off the slightly bizarre, anachronistic warpaint of Kratos, and girls would be all over him in real life.

moaradin2638d ago

She looks more Hispanic or Mixed than Asian.

Statix2638d ago

She definitely looks Asian to me, maybe Korean or Chinese. Maybe even Filipino.

NarooN2638d ago

The model that she's based on is mixed; Brazillian and Japanese from what I recall.

Krakn3Dfx2638d ago

Do you ever actually see her in the game without working at it? I spent a few minutes placing portals at one point to get a better look at her, and she looks the same as she did in the first game IMO.

I haven't clicked on the link, but i can only imagine this entire article is based on the artwork above.

Tainted Gene2637d ago

same here, one of the first things I did when I got the TWO portal guns.

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