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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