As you know, I am a woman. I am happily married. I’ve always liked boys. However, it is fair to say that I have some perhaps not-so secret girl crushes on a number of video game characters. After watching JennaMarbles’ “girl crushes” video and also reading a ridiculous article about the “unsexiest video game characters of all time” (which was so biased and uninformed I am not even going to post it here), I had a revelation! I have some severe girl crushes on video game characters and I’m going to talk about them here. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts in the comments!
Now, these are not in any particular order…
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
I first met Lara Croft when I bought my first video game console, the original Playstation, when it first came out. It cost me around $600 if I recall correctly. Tomb Raider was one of the first, if not the first, games I bought. Something about the gun-toting, shorts wearing, large-busted girl on the front screamed awesomeness to me. It did not disappointed. Since then, Lara’s looks have improved, but I am actually yet to progress beyond Angel of Darkness so I’m still in love with her blocky, polygon backside, and happy to profess my fangirlness of the voluptuous beauty. Lara is not just hot, she is sassy, witty, intelligent, and versatile. She is athletic, likes aquatic sports, is well-versed in driving all manner of vehicles, can handle herself in a firefight, and can hold her breath for a loooooong time. She’s a lady to aspire to and will always be one of my biggest video game girl crushes.
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Heavenly Sword was the first PS3 game I ever played, as it was a wonderful gift (along with the PS3 itself) from my husband for Xmas one year. This game absolutely blew my mind, and I was thrilled when my sister-in-law opted to write a guest post on it, because it brought back all the nostalgic memories of playing it for the first time, experiencing the different controls of the Sixaxis, and introducing me to quick-time events.
More importantly however, was my introduction to the enchanting and mysterious Nariko. She has an unearthly beauty, a to-die-for figure, and that hair is indescribable. Nariko is confident and self-assured, even in the face of the terrible struggle she must go through, and her face is so beautifully expressive, it is a delight to watch her on the screen as you play the game. It is unsurprising that she ends up with goddess powers because she truly is something otherwordly. Gush gush gush, you get the point – I love her!
She has gun-shoes. That in itself pretty much does it for me. I think also the Librarian/Nun thing she has going on is vaguely fetishist, and there is a distinct undercurrent of domination in her attire and attitude. She is very much in control of every situation, and finds much enjoyment in just about anything. The game playing experience always left me feeling a bit naughty, like I’d been reading erotica under the noses of workmates, or knew a dirty secret no one else did. Honestly, a lot of the time Bayonetta is making some pretty orgasmic sounds due the fight scenes, so I don’t think it’s wrong of me to think this!
Bayonetta also has a witchy and mysterious aura (and backstory!) which appeals to my pagan side, and thus she is absolutely in touch with her femininity. I’m actually struggling to find words to describe her so I think you should just play the game and then you’ll know what I mean. PS I have the “Climax Edition” of the game. I mean, come on! If this game is not sexy, I don’t know what is.
And many more…
There are plenty of sexy video game characters out there, but these are my best three. I have a few other stand outs and I am sure there are many others I have yet to be exposed to (no pun intended!). I’m keen to hear what you think – whether you are male or female, which lady characters do it for you? Post your thoughts in the comments!