Well Blaze is a pretty competent character in the Sonic Rush games, a queen from another world that gets the job done.
"Shes a badass that just happends to be a woman, instead of the otherway around."
How can you tell that apart?
comes down to how you judge the character design, and beliveability of background story, and how the character acts I guess.
Sometimes its clear, they had the character was designed, they went, we want her to be sexy.... and a badass.
Like its some checkbox situation, where they just check down a list and then fill in the character from that.
Then you have a character thats wearing like a bikini in a middleage set war era, where everyone else is wearing plate mail armors ect.
Theres no justification for her being powerfull or acting like a badass ect.
I prefer them to put some thought into the character design and story/backgrounds.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071