Let’s sing along

Odessa, Kanono, Rosella, Alena, Hatsune Miku, Lyonesse
Mackenzie, and Freya and Beatrix and Eiko, Megurine Luka, Celes
then Marta and Sypha and Farah  Cecilia, Jill Valentine, Maya, Garnet
Aya Brea, Chris Lightfellow, Meliadoul, Agrias, Rafa, Junon and Colette

Nakoruru, Shantotto, Lucia, Lucia, Leona, Leona, Emilia
Asellus, Luna, Yuna, Kunoichi, Feena Katt Rutee Mary and Phillia

Miria, MsPacMan, Red Eye, Fio Germi, then Nadia and Irene Lew  
Opera, Precis, and Lyndis and Jenna then Gum, Cube Piranha and Mew
Tengaar, Kasumi, Cornette, Ladybug, Mia Hamm, Tyra Elson Papri
Timegal and Rydia Charlotte and Lara Croft Monica Kid and Chun Li

Every female ruler you play in Civ 4, and then Samus well that’s a no brainer
Josephine, Alyx Vance, Pyra and Jade and all female pokemon trainers

there’s Lightning and eri, rose and then sami and then goku’s granddaughter pan
Princess Erika, Bianca, Lukia, but only if you buy your games in Japan

Marle and miyaka then ayla then lucca then blaze ronnie bell and aeris
the version with clothes, athena and king  alisa stewart and faris

Lissandra, Irelia Karma Quinn Poppy Soraka Lux Lulu Diana
Caitlyn, Cassiopeia, Fiora Annie and Sona Jinx Nami Tristana

there’s rena and terra and relm and micaiah bayonetta maria renard
and lena and alis masuyo baraduke tower of druaga’s ishtar.

sonia sonia sonia sonia sona? that is an overused name
teefa and teefa… there’s only two teefas valis is from her own game

any game where you can make your own character that applies to male or female gamers
that’s a good chunk of the videogame library…

so when they tell you
they’re not represented
kindly go tell them
to learn about gaming
pick up a controller
and play

Oh good, this load of bull again.

1) If you have to cite female characters from incredibly obscure games to pad your numbers, you’re wrong.

2) If you have to cite female characters that were made 15-30 years ago and haven’t been used since, you’re wrong.

3) If you have to cite minor side characters that didn’t lead their own games, you’re wrong.

4) If you have to pretend many of these women are not the sole token woman or one of only a few women among character rosters that have double or more men, with male characters usually treated as more important, you’re wrong.

Lists like this try to deny there’s a problem by pretending that if you can generate a list of ANY female characters across the ENTIRE HISTORY of video games, then somehow it cancels out the past 5-10 years of mostly male characters as the stars of mainstream entries.

These lists also pretend that taking the same incredibly loose criteria used to come up with at most a hundred women and applying it to male characters wouldn’t result in a list thousands of male characters deep.

None of this “women have enough representation, look at these names” junk is a genuine counter-argument. It’s desperate grasping at straws to act like valid criticism is invalid so the industry doesn’t have to get any better.

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