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These are some of the pioneering female characters in iconic video games. Some are notable for their representation of women as engaging and capable characters, and others are known for their sexualization and/or reduction of women to damsels in distress.
 
These are some of the pioneering female characters in iconic video games. Some are notable for their representation of women as engaging and capable characters, and others are known for their sexualization and/or reduction of women to damsels in distress.
 
====Strong Characters (not overtly sexualized, if at all)====
 
====Strong Characters (not overtly sexualized, if at all)====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Pac-Man Ms Pac-Man] from Ms Pac-Man arcade game
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samus_Aran Samus Aran] from the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid Metroid]'' series
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samus_Aran Samus Aran] from the ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid Metroid]'' series
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Dark Joanna Dark] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_Dark Perfect Dark]''
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Dark Joanna Dark] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_Dark Perfect Dark]''
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Valentine Jill Valentine] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil Resident Evil]'' series
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Valentine Jill Valentine] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil Resident Evil]'' series
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Redfield Claire Redfield] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil Resident Evil]'' series
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Redfield Claire Redfield] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil Resident Evil]'' series
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====Sexualized Characters====
 
====Sexualized Characters====
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tifa_Lockhart Tifa Lockhart] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII Final Fantasy VII]''
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tifa_Lockhart Tifa Lockhart] from ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII Final Fantasy VII]''

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Chell, as she appears in the first Portal game.

Here is a list of female characters in video games. Feel free to add more characters and categories!

Iconic Characters

These are some of the pioneering female characters in iconic video games. Some are notable for their representation of women as engaging and capable characters, and others are known for their sexualization and/or reduction of women to damsels in distress.

Strong Characters (not overtly sexualized, if at all)

Sexualized Characters

Positively Portrayed Characters

There are some female characters that are strong, confident and capable, all while lacking any overt hypersexualization. These women are not reduced to a status of love interest, damsel in distress, or sexualized protagonist.

Sexualized Characters

Some of these female characters are known for their sexualized portrayals and narratives.

Female Options for Lead Characters in Role-Playing Games