Compiled for no real reason other than that I felt like making a list. Might do some fan art, too
List is in order of appearance:
Princess Daphne (Dragon’s Lair, 1983)
Daphne is a cliché, blonde damsel in distress, yes, but she’s a cliché, blonde damsel in distress that was animated by Don Bluth, who had a stack of Playboy magazines on hand while he was drawing her.
Tyris Flare (Golden Axe, 1989)
Like a Frank Frazetta pic come to life….and then dressed in a bright white bikini by the Censors.
Also: That 360 game of hers really wasn’t that bad.
Blaze Fielding (Streets of Rage 2, 1992)
At some point between Streets of Rage 1 and Streets of Rage 2, Blaze must have washed her costume at the wrong temperature, because there’s a lot less of it. The horror.
Cammy (Super Street Fighter 2, 1993)
Chun Li had legs. Cammy has LEEEEEGS. And a perpetual wedgie.
Felicia (Darkstalkers, 1994)
C’mon. It’s me. Of course Felicia’s on the list.
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider, 1996)
The front cover of the original Tomb Raider is still my fave pic of Croft.
Jill Valentine (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, 1999)
It takes guts to hang around in a city overrun by Zombies. It take more guts to do so while wearing a mini-skirt and boob-tube.
Kaileena (Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, 2004)
She’s the Empress of Time, she’s been alone on that island for a while, she wears a shredded, red tablecloth and she’s voiced by Monica Bellucci…..what’s not to like?
Jessie (Dead Rising, 2006)
A blonde in a business suit. Again: it’s me. Of course she’s on the list. Granted, Jessie gets a bit bitey, but, y’know…..no one’s perfect.
Fran (Final Fantasy XII, 2007)
If this list ran from least to most sexy, rather than chronologically, Fran would be damn close to, if not at the very, top. Not because she’s a bunny-girl in a bullet-proof bikini and heels, but because of that damn sexy voice she uses when not simply strutting around looking awesome.
Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite, 2013)
Hey, Levine? You don’t want people looking lustfully at the girl? Then you shouldn’t have made her so adorable, brilliant and sassy….and you certainly shouldn’t have put her in a corset.