It’s generally assumed that the majority of those who play video games are male, when in reality it’s women who hold a slight edge in gaming population numbers. Unfortunately, the games industry seems to largely ignore these statistics, which is part of the reason why female main characters are few and far between unless they are shown as sex symbols.
However, throughout the history of video games, there have been some completely bad ass female characters that are beloved by all gamers, male and female alike. This article will take a look at ten such figures as we count down the most powerful female video game characters.
10. Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)
If you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series, you know what an absolute boss this woman is. Hell, even if you are a casual video game fan aware of the series, you’ve probably heard of Lightning. She was the first female character in the series who wasn’t branded as “girly”, but instead was branded as a beautiful, yet strong and powerful, main character. She has a very “cold” demeanor throughout the Final Fantasy XIII series, which is a far cry from the normally bubbly and boisterous female characters that normally appear in video games.