The 15 Greatest Femme Fatales In Gaming History
Gaming is filled to the brim with femme fatales of all types. Some are space bounty hunters, others are ancient witches, and there's even a chainsaw-wielding cheerleader. While they're all super cute, these characters are more than just eye candy.
Underneath their alluring facades and seductive outfits, these women all exhibit compelling internal motivations and complexly layered personalities. The added level of character depth helps make these polygonal vixens feel like real people. Well, impossibly attractive real people with inexplicable inclinations towards fishnet stockings and short skirts, but you get the point.
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As one of gaming's most historically easy-on-the-eyes females, Lara's face has always been used to hook thirsty players. Across all of her games, Lara has remained a perfect amalgamation of society's current standard of beauty.
From the low-poly Angelina Jolie look-alike days to the strong, empowered British explorer seen in Rise of the Tomb Raider, she's always a go-to when gamers need to get their bad*ss heroine fix.
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The Batman of the Street Fighter universe, Chun-Li is motivated by two things: a desire to protect the innocent, and a need to serve justice to ne'er-do-wells. She's prepared for these tasks with years of martial arts training, and she has the thighs to prove it.
Chun-Li is fit as hell and ready to take on anyone; she's repeatedly gone toe-to-toe with some of the best fighters in the series, such as the ultra-powerful Akuma and M. Bison. Somehow, she never forgets to keep up appearances while dishing out pain.
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Sexy British lady with glasses and impossibly long legs who strips naked to attack enemies with her latex-hair suit? Yes, please. She spanks her demonic enemies with riding crops, bounces on angelic adversaries with sensuous joy, and is one of the few characters that turns sexuality into a weapon, without the whole thing coming off as exploitative.
Bayonetta is confident and fiery hot, a deadly combo that serves to remind the world that a character can be simultaneously attractive and ultra-empowered. No one bests Bayonetta, and she doesn't let you forget that fact for a second.
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For a lady who's 10,000 years old, Kitana's age certainly isn't showing. Coupling the appearance of a twenty-year-old with the fighting skills of an immortal, Kitana is one of Mortal Kombat's deadliest femme fatales.
She's capable of going head-to-head with any of her direct competitors, such as longtime rival Mileena or the bug-queen D'Vorah. Equipped with razor-sharp fans and a propensity to manipulate the wind, she's a force to be reckoned with.
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As a hardcore special operative who's always working to fulfill her own agenda, Ada is the model femme fatale. She uses her wiles to seduce and abuse Leon Kennedy, and to get what she wants from anyone who stands in her way.
She's got latex-covered legs to die for, which is good, since she could quite easily kill you, and during confrontations, she's equally likely to throw down or slink away to the shadows.
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She's the daughter of an undead pirate and seeks to destroy a soul-eating sword. Aside from having the coolest backstory on this list, Soul Calibur's Ivy Valentine also has a few other tricks up her sleeve, such as her ability to wear exclusively sleeveless clothing.
Using a complex weave of twine to cover the bare essentials, Ivy is almost completely naked in the majority of her appearances. Don't let her looks distract you though, she literally has no soul and is an expert fighter, so trying to woo her probably won't end well.