Strongest and weakest female characters of all time?

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I have an ulterior motive for posting this... it's for a paper I'm writing. I just need a few more good leads.

So, what do you think? Who are the awesomest female video game characters ever, and who are the most useless?

I speak in terms of story importance, depth of character, etc... NOT hotness, thank you very much.

Bewaaaaaaaaare my feminist wrath.

Samus Aran as strongest, that slutty chick from Call of Juarez for weakest.

Honestly, she got herself kidnapped around 50 times and tried to hook up with 3 different characters. I was so disappointed when she didn't die and got a happy ending.

samus from metroid is a strong female character, mainly because she can take out hordes of enemys alone

Heather from silent hill 3 is also a strong character, mainly because she didnt go crazy from the event that happened to her. heck i dont think i would survive the horrors of silent hill

useless hmmmm...

princess peach, really she gets kidnapped all the time

About Juarez, could you atleast try to shoot her, even if it means a game over?

Awesome: Any character created by me.

Fail: Everyone else except maybe Samus Aran.

For strong, I'd go with Samus, Lileth (from Borderlands), or Alyx Vance.

For weak...well, mostly all of them.

Strong- Elizabeth Greene - Just so overpowered, it's ridiculous.
Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

Ima let you finish, but I think Chell is the best female character of all time!
Of all time!

No, seriously, it has to be Chell from Portal. She had to deal with a murderous computer trying to poison her.

Strongest: Morrigan from Dragon Age: Orgings. All she does is make fun of the Paladan-like character Alister, and she can turn into a bear!

can't think of a weakest one....

Strongest female character? Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft. She's the most powerful psychic in the human army, gets captured and infested by the Overmind, and then becomes the Queen of the Zerg after the Overmind is destroyed. Hands down, the Queen of Blades isn't just one of the most awesome female characters of all time, she's also one of the most awesome 'villains' of all time. She's great.

Weakest female character? ...I'm tempted to say Princess Peach. For sheer ubiquity alone, and for being the quintessential damsel in distress of all video games. She never does anything. She's just a plot device with legs. There's nothing...human there to redeem her. I mean, at least Zelda had the chuff to save herself once...

I think Alex from Eternal Darkness is pretty strong. She combats the horrors of insanity but pushes through to discover the answers for her grandfather's mysterious death. What's more, she even ends up saving the world from the wrath of an evil deity. She is just a girl with a few guns, a sword, and some simple spells to try to keep that sanity meter up.

Jill Valentine is also a very strong and capable female character of gaming. She fights a hoard of zombies through a mansion hell only to do it again in RE3 and then works to take down Umbrella in Umbrella Chronicles and then again in RE5. Jeez, what a woman! She goes through hell so many times to make sure that the world stays safe from zombies and monsters.
She doesn't even have magic,she just has guns and her wits.

Strongest: Samus Aran (Metroid)

Weakest: Ashley (Resident Evil 4)

L3m0n_L1m3:
Samus Aran as strongest, that slutty chick from Call of Juarez for weakest.

Honestly, she got herself kidnapped around 50 times and tried to hook up with 3 different characters. I was so disappointed when she didn't die and got a happy ending.

It's not really a happy ending; Thomas beats her in the first one and then Juarez come and kills them both.

I'd say Colette (I think that was her name) from Tales of Symphonia is the definition of failure. All she can do is get kidnapped, get cursed, and generally make everything worse for everyone around her.

Note: my earlier post is about what makes the female characters awesome not in power or even ability, but their strength of character. I hope that counts ^_^:;

Best: Bridgette Tenanbaum.

Worst: Any female character in a fighting game (lookin' at you Soul Calibur!).

CloakedOne:
Note: my earlier post is about what makes the female characters awesome not in power or even ability, but their strength of character. I hope that counts ^_^:;

Of course! As long as they serve a purpose that's more than merely decorative.

Strong- Chell, Alyx, Samus, some more I can't remember
Weak-Everyone else
That very much sums it up, also, any character I make in an RPG will have massive breasts, yet 1hit kill people because I like having flawed logic

The3Apocalypses:

Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

That's a couple more arrows than princess peach gave you

The3Apocalypses:

Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

Got Shiek? /faceslap

chinese_democracy:

The3Apocalypses:

Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

Got Shiek? /faceslap

Wow...cannot believe I completely forgot that part of the game...faceslap indeed (although didn't she just teach you music?)

Dnaloiram:
Ima let you finish, but I think Chell is the best female character of all time!
Of all time!

No, seriously, it has to be Chell from Portal. She had to deal with a murderous computer trying to poison her.

And if you talk about Chell in your paper, you get to mention that insane theory that says Portal is a 'female' game because rather than have guns that ejaculate bullets to show your dominance over enemies, you have a gun that creates openings through which you are reborn into new challenges. Seriously, look it up.

OT, Alyx is pretty much the only character that is well-developed and is strong without being a space marine, and attractive without being a set of breasts, at least that I can think of.

You should all be ashamed of yourselves for going so long without mentioning Jade from Beyond Good & Evil.

Strongest: i would have to say that Sheik from the Zelda franchise
Weakest: Princess peach... from any universe or franchise or game or mensa society meeting.

The Random One:
[quote="Dnaloiram" post="9.154203.3725193"]

And if you talk about Chell in your paper, you get to mention that insane theory that says Portal is a 'female' game because rather than have guns that ejaculate bullets to show your dominance over enemies, you have a gun that creates openings through which you are reborn into new challenges. Seriously, look it up.

...That's probably the weirdest/coolest thing I've heard today.

twistkick:
I have an ulterior motive for posting this... it's for a paper I'm writing. I just need a few more good leads.

So, what do you think? Who are the awesomest female video game characters ever, and who are the most useless?

I speak in terms of story importance, depth of character, etc... NOT hotness, thank you very much.

Bewaaaaaaaaare my feminist wrath.

Strongest - The Boss (aka: The Joy) from the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Weakest - Princess Daisy/Peach/Toadstool from the Mario franchise

Alyx Vance is by far the strongest female game character. I'm not counting Samus because she doesn't really have a personallity.

The3Apocalypses:

chinese_democracy:

The3Apocalypses:

Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

Got Shiek? /faceslap

Wow...cannot believe I completely forgot that part of the game...faceslap indeed (although didn't she just teach you music?)

its been a few years since i played the game but if i remember correctly she basically served as an omniscient guide/guardian.

Most useless character is yuffie from final fantasy 7 she just hops on to your party and tries to annoy you.

Useful charecter is Samus aran she is strong, independent and erases the gender barrier between male and female charecters.

Alyx Vance from HL2 and onward is definitely the strongest.

and I fail to think of weaker one then Peach, she is always ALWAYS getting captured and being helpless.

Strongest in my book is Farah in Price of persia.
She was strong without that feel that she was stronger the prince.

The strongest: Alex from Eternal Darkness obviously makes my list, as well as Samus from Metroid series, Yue Ying from Dynasty Warriors, Bastila and DSF Revan from KotOR, tempted to add in Ashley Williams from Mass Effect and Mona Sax from Max Payne 2, at least the first half before she got vulnerable. The Lady from Secret of Mana too.

The weakest: Damn near any princess type or female in general from any older game, they were pretty much eye candy or mages. Add on 50% of the women from the GTA series.

Strongest: Shiek / Tetra
Weakest: Roll from megaman... seriously a vacuum?

Weakest: Princess Peach.

Strongest: Samus Aran, Alyx Vance, Elena Fisher.

Strongest: Alyx Vance

Weakest: Princess Peach

The3Apocalypses:

chinese_democracy:

The3Apocalypses:

Weak- Zelda - has she ever done anything, really, other than give you a couple of arrows?

Got Shiek? /faceslap

Wow...cannot believe I completely forgot that part of the game...faceslap indeed (although didn't she just teach you music?)

Yeah, but the music she taught you was awesome!

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