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Not many would know her and shes more a voice command than an action hero however she controls an entire Kushan Mothership. Those that have played the games would know her importance.

Karan S'jet (Homeworld)

Last edited by Azzanation - on 11 March 2021

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foodfather said:




I'd agree with this.

While I can see some painting her as weak because for most of the game you're powerless prey, that's more a testament to the terrifying lethality of the xenomorph. Amanda uses her smarts rather than her muscles to stay alive and overcome the odds stacks against her, leveraging her hands-on mechanical skills to cobble together distractions and makeshift defenses. She's tenacious, resourceful, and believable.

She's a good example of how a character can be strong without being a destructive powerhouse.



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So... in terms of objective power/capabilities, the strongest female character by a massive margin is Featherine Augustus Aurora. Not counting visual novels, the strongest that I'm aware of would probably be Altera from Fate Extella or Hecatia from Touhou Project. None of them are particularly popular, but I did enjoy them.

As far as personalities (and will powah!!!) though... I never liked oversimplifying a character of my preference as "strong" coz the great majority of "strong" characters that are well written and comprehensible have fucked up sides expressing weakness and fragility.

My favorite female video game protagonist might be Celes Chere from Final Fantasy 6, I really liked her internal conflicts and development but I don't know if I can label her as strong or whatever. I guess she's just as strong as the next decent protagonist!



Azzanation said:

Not many would know her and shes more a voice command than an action hero however she controls an entire Kushan Mothership. Those that have played the games would know her importance.

Karan S'jet (Homeworld)

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Tifa Lockhart, Jill Valentine, Regina from Dino Crisis and Amanda Ripley. I think all of them are really strong women who go through A LOT and make it all the way to the end of their narratives like absolute badasses.



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Spike0503 said:

Tifa Lockhart, Jill Valentine, Regina from Dino Crisis and Amanda Ripley. I think all of them are really strong women who go through A LOT and make it all the way to the end of their narratives like absolute badasses.

And Ripley inspired Samus, with whom this thread opened. ^^



CaptainExplosion said:
Spike0503 said:

Tifa Lockhart, Jill Valentine, Regina from Dino Crisis and Amanda Ripley. I think all of them are really strong women who go through A LOT and make it all the way to the end of their narratives like absolute badasses.

And Ripley inspired Samus, with whom this thread opened. ^^

Thats Amanda Sir. 

Shes, Ellen 



foodfather said:
CaptainExplosion said:

And Ripley inspired Samus, with whom this thread opened. ^^

Thats Amanda Sir. 

Shes, Ellen 

Yikes. That is a terrible render.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Aerith from FF7
Leona from The King of Fighters.