Many female characters flaunt their bodies to seduce, betray and tease their male counterparts. A focused exaggeration on their sexual organs has led to a lot of complaints over the years, some using this as a way to reinstate the obvious fact that gaming is primarily male-oriented. Whether they are representing girl power or are simply eye candy, these following women are certainly not of your every day, passing-on-the-street type.
So, cue the ladies for your inspection, I warn you though, they bite!
9. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider series)
She may be the most notorious on our list for her plump beauties, but in many aspects Lara is more akin to our hyper males.
8. Princess Daphne (Dragon’s Lair series)
I am sure many men would face a dragon to find Daphne waiting for them at the end of it.
7. Nina Williams (Tekken series)
A staple part of the fighting game is the skimpy outfits. Nina is no exception and as for having a slap as part of your moves list…
6. Sally Mae (Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude)
Who needs clothes to exaggerate your assets? Sally Mae caught our eye by stripping off and giving us the once over.
5. Mileena (Mortal Kombat series)
Mileena certainly stands out with her rather famous costume. Oh and look! Her mouth is covered up so you will not have to listen to her nagging.
4. Dead or Alive Girls (Dead or Alive series)
Dead or Alive was the first to introduce gamers to bouncing bazookas, what more can I add? Oh yeah, beach volleyball anyone?
3. Ivy (Soul Calibur series)
Ivy is unbeatable when it comes to hyper females in fighting games. It is hard to find even a single inch of her body that has not been hyper-sexualised in some way.
2. Bonita Zakos (Stretch Panic)
An unusual entry to the list, but a very worthy one. These demons used their giant boobs as weapons!
1. Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
If a female is gender stereotyped by hair, boobs and ass, Bayonetta takes it to the extreme. The costume is made from her hair and is used as a weapon, which means that it is appropriately stripped off when fighting enemies…hmmm how convenient.
That concludes our list of hyper-gendered video game characters. I will leave you to ponder this one question though: What kind of baby would the Duke and Bayonetta make?