Since the new wave of feminists, women have felt the need to identify with heroines. This rule is no exception in the world of video games. So we see the rise of female characters appear.
Are you looking for a female example for your young daughter? We covered this! On this Woman’s Day, here are some heroes that have marked some of us.
Character who appears in the series:The Legend of Zelda , Hyrule Warriors and Super Smash Bros
Princess Zelda is a classic character in The Legend of Zelda series created by Nintendo. It appeared in the very first game released in 1986.
Although she is not playable in the original series, only in Hyrule Warriors and the Super Smash Bros. series, Zelda remains a woman with great intelligence that has marked her audience. She is also a character who will help Link in the final fight of several installments.
Zelda is not always presented as the classic “princess in distress” but she is also a leader with no choice but to sacrifice herself for her people. It is also understood in the series that she has a great deal of wisdom, divine blood, thus giving her the power she uses for good.
When I was younger, I really liked the Princess because, despite the situations in the various games of the series, she still has the good in her heart. This personning is fundamentally good and that is what makes it strong. She has the people of Hyrule at heart and has great empathy, even towards her enemies.
So every time I played Link, my desire to protect and save this Princess came back, because she is a precious and good person.
I personally hope that one day Nintendo will allow us to embody it, because as a hero, the Princess is full of potential.
Character that appears in the series: Metroid, Super Smash Bros
Samus Aran is a classic character in the Metroid series. She appeared in the very first game of the series in 1986 on the NES. And it’s only at the end of the game that players realize that under his futuristic armor, Samus is actually a woman.
This revelation that the character you are playing is actually a woman, marked the generations who knew the classic Metroid.
Although it’s been a while since we’ve seen any new games in the series, Samus remains a well-known and popular character to this day.
Playing this character, shooting with his laser cannons gives a certain sense of power and belonging as a young woman. I’m looking forward to a new installment in this series that plunges us into a wonderful sci-fi universe!
– Ultimate Super Smash Bros.
Character that appears in: Horizon Zero Dawn
If you’re looking for a game for a teenage girl, Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn, released in 2017, is perfect for you. The game was first released only on PS4, then eventually it was released on PC.
She is a strong warrior who takes her place in the distant future and takes us on a quest to save humanity.
The story of this game is complex, but our heroine will transport us into this world with courage and bravery. She faces the dangers that will face her.
Brave, intelligent and strong, this female model has praised many awards when the first installment was released.
A second title well awaited by fans should be released this year. The return of our heroine is eagerly awaited.
Character who appears in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
In recent years, Ubisoft has been looking to incorporate female characters into its titles, notably those of the Assassin’s Creed series. There are several debates on this subject, including fans who criticized the fact that “there are no women who have made a big enough mark in history unlike men”.
Unfortunately, it was a real debate. Although sexism has been something that has been going on for hundreds of years, there are many female figures who have made their mark.
Ubisoft has therefore decided to decide in order to please all fans, that is to say: give the choice of sex you want to take for your character. They started this process slowly with Aveline in the game released on PS Vita Of Release, then they introduced Evie in Syndicate, Aya in Origins and they gave the choice to play the entire game from Odyssey with Kassandra.
Which now is also the case for Eivor in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Although this game targets a little more adults, as a young woman, we feel powerful to lead an army of Vikings, fight and make our camp better prepared for attacks. This character is very inclusive and powerful.
Character who appears in the series: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is a well-known character in the world of video games. First appeared in 1996 in the very first installment of the Tomb Raider series, it is known for being a more elegant symbol.
Her character has been so popular that she has also appeared in films. She was played by the famous actress Angelina Jolie in 2001 and 2003. Alicia Vikander has taken over in 2018.
Having known this character for years, I admired Lara Croft for her intelligence and her calmness in the face of situations that could put her in danger. It is a mixture of elegance and strength.
The release of the latest installments under the direction of Square Enix since 2013 have made the games much more violent. That’s why, she’s at the end of this list. Her deaths are violent, she gets brutalized, but still gets away with it. The first games that came out were rather puzzles, more recommendable for teenage girls.
Nevertheless, Lara remains a character who has marked gamers of all eras with his strength, intelligence and unnamed bravery.
This is not an exhaustive list, but we have decided to target characters who have marked generations and gamers who play games with varying degrees of violence and difficulty.
Inclusion is important and has been getting better and better over the past few years. We appreciate more and more the presence of diverse figures and protagonists of all kinds without it seeming forced.
Happy Women’s Day to all!