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It's International Women's Day, and that has brought to my mind some of gaming's best examples of strong female protagonists.

Let me just get the obvious choices out of the way first.

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Pyra/Mythra (Xenoblade Chronicles 2)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Jade (Beyond Good & Evil)

Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark)

Grace Walker (Wolfenstein)

Senua (Hellblade:Senua's Sacrifice)

Chun-Li (Street Fighter)

All of the above are great examples of strong female protagonists, even if some of them aren't the main character, but they're all important enough to the story of their respective games and can easily take care of themselves.

Please share whoever you think are the best strong female protagonists in gaming?

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Given both your posting history and very long list of moderations, including that time you said that "Women should not be main characters in video games unless there's a specific reason for it, such as in Alien: Isolation" (where the female lead gives birth to an alien), your intentions here appear as expected.

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Lara, Chun-Li, Samus, Tifa.

Goombella - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

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Some I didn't think to add till now:

Midna (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie)

Title character (Shantae)

Alyx Vance (Half-Life)

Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)

Dulfite said:

Goombella - Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

I completely forgot about her!!

Pretty sure I posted this in a similar thread last year (Alex Roivas - Eternal Darkness)

drbunnig said:

Pretty sure I posted this in a similar thread last year (Alex Roivas - Eternal Darkness)

Now I really wish there was a sequel to Eternal Darkness.

Some more I can't believe I forgot about:

Urbosa (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild)

Dixie Kong (Donkey Kong Country)

Sami (Advance Wars)

Callie and Marie (Splatoon)

Carmelita Fox (Sly Cooper)



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