Total Nerd The Best Female Video Game Characters  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest female video game characters ever.

Ever wondered who the greatest female video game character of all time is? Is it Chun Li or Samus Aran? See who are the fan favorite female gaming protagonists beflow.  Women video game characters aren't just damsels in distress or femme fatales, they are taking center stage as the main playable character in many games like Tomb Raider or a strong female supporting character in other games like Mass Effect 2. Actually, a few of them are probably femme fatales because they kick the butts of so many men.

Who are the best female videogame characters? A playable female character like Faith from Mirror's Edge? A damsel in distress like Princess Peach? Or maybe just an interesting side character, like Red Dead Redemption's Bonnie MacFarlane? Feel free to use this girls in video games list to start a list of your favorite chick game characters or sexiest female characters in video games. Which one of these "girl video game characters" is your favorite of all the video game female characters?
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1
2,992 1,880
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Tomb Raider Franchise

2
2,707 1,720
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Nintendo Universe

3
1,831 1,193
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Street Fighter II V, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

4
2,224 1,482
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

5
1,887 1,395
Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Retribution

6
1,137 1,319
Cammy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Street Fighter II V, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Street Fighter

7
1,842 1,245
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Final Fantasy VII

8
1,665 976
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

9
1,532 1,105
Mileena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mortal Kombat

10
1,149 1,177
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Nintendo Universe, Super Mario Universe

11
1,557 1,112
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Damnation, Resident Evil 6

12
1,212 743
Ellie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
shaurya-kapoor added The Last Of Us

13
1,238 1,040
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Bayonetta Series

14
1,156 1,079
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife

15
968 1,029
Sonya Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mortal Kombat

16
1,098 827
Kitana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mortal Kombat

17
847 790
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Clementine Telltale's The Walking Dead

18
957 900
Morrigan Aensland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Darkstalkers Series

19
991 602
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

20
1,071 840
Commander Shepard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

21
970 1,111
Poison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Street Fighter, Final Fight

22
697 844
Elena Fisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Uncharted Series

23
797 705
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Final Fantasy Series

24
503 720
Sophitia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Soul Series

25
609 576
Tali'Zorah nar Rayya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

26
562 688
Mai Shiranui is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series

27
583 761
Nina Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Tekken: The Motion Picture, Tekken Universe

28
683 786
GLaDOS is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Portal Series

29
600 692
Aerith Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Final Fantasy Series

30
743 550
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

31
765 682
Ivy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Soul Series

32
617 637
Midna is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

33
609 755
Sarah Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
StarCraft

34
493 651
Felicia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Darkstalkers Series

35
602 655
Jade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mortal Kombat

36
467 375
Rosalina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
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37
814 630
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Final Fantasy Series

38
653 616
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Final Fantasy Series

39
494 304
Tracer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
forcedmyhand added Tracer Overwatch

40
559 415
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
theshadowknight added Ultimate Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers

41
285 405
Trish is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

42
434 499
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Batman & Robin

43
553 429
Triss Merigold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Triss Merigold The Witcher 2

44
967 648
Cortana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Halo Series

45
501 498
Miranda Lawson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Ag47 added

46
520 482
Liara T'Soni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mass Effect Universe

47
257 387
Shantae is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Shantae

48
383 216
Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
forcedmyhand added

49
445 391
Misty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
nick-slade added Pokémon The Movie 2000, Pokémon: Spell Of The Unknown, Pokémon: The First Movie

50
372 471
Rayne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Blood Rayne Series