For Women’s History Month, Black Girl Gamers, an internet community for, you guessed it, Black girl gamers, asked, “Who was the first Woman game character that resonated with you?”
As expected, these women chose absolute icons, like Catwoman from Catwoman :
And Aveline de Grandpré from Assassin’s Creed :
Zombie slayers like Ellie from The Last of Us :
And Clementine from Telltale’s The Walking Dead :
Women of all body types like Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey :
And Harper from Fortnite :
Characters that highlight natural hair flawlessly, like Bangalore from Apex Legends :
And Niobe from Enter the Matrix :
And last but certainly not least, those like Jade from Mortal Kombat who continue to inspire years after being released:
BRB, gonna go buy all of these games now.
Which female video game characters inspire you?