Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The 50 Greatest Female Characters in Video Game History has collected a list of video game heroines and takes a shot at casting live-action versions of the games.

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider Series

Is there any doubt that Lara Croft is the perennial video game heroine? Croft is a female Indiana Jones with Daisy Duke shorts, a tight tank top shirt and two pistols instead of a ragged hat and bullwhip. The buxom adventurer has become a cultural icon, appearing in more than 10 games, two feature films and several comic books and original novels.

Pros: Completely eye-popping and disproportionate features, a zest for adventure and great aim with the firearms.

Cons: She has some Daddy issues and has become increasingly violent as the Tomb Raider series has progressed.

Is Played By: Angelina Jolie, the absolute perfect choice.
Video games are always characterized as being patriarchal and overwhelmingly man-oriented, but the fact they could pull 50 women and leave plenty out shows that the girls are alright.

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