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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Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Lara Croft Tomb Raider Franchise

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2,512 1,661
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Samus Aran Nintendo Universe

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1,698 1,111
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Chun-Li Street Fighter II V, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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2,059 1,423
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Princess Zelda Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

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1,773 1,346
Jill Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Jill Valentine Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Retribution

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1,054 1,259
Cammy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Cammy Street Fighter II V, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Street Fighter

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1,748 1,191
Tifa Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Tifa Lockhart Final Fantasy VII

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1,519 931
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

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1,427 1,052
Mileena is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mileena Mortal Kombat

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1,488 1,061
Ada Wong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Ada Wong Resident Evil: Retribution, Resident Evil: Damnation, Resident Evil 6

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1,057 1,109
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Princess Peach Nintendo Universe, Super Mario Universe

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1,111 687
Ellie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
shaurya-kapoor added Ellie The Last Of Us

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1,148 983
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Bayonetta Bayonetta Series

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1,086 1,034
Claire Redfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Claire Redfield Resident Evil: Degeneration, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife

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902 982
Sonya Blade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Sonya Blade Mortal Kombat

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1,013 790
Kitana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Kitana Mortal Kombat

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783 731
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Clementine Telltale's The Walking Dead

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899 857
Morrigan Aensland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Morrigan Aensland Darkstalkers Series

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891 572
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

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1,013 793
Commander Shepard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

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935 1,061
Poison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Poison Street Fighter, Final Fight

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655 803
Elena Fisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Elena Fisher Uncharted Series

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767 663
Rikku is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Rikku Final Fantasy Series

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479 686
Sophitia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Sophitia Soul Series

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584 536
Tali'Zorah nar Rayya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

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554 728
Nina Williams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Nina Williams Tekken: The Motion Picture, Tekken Universe

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520 657
Mai Shiranui is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Mai Shiranui Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series

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643 750
GLaDOS is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
GLaDOS Portal Series

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572 661
Aerith Gainsborough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Aerith Gainsborough Final Fantasy Series

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702 518
Lightning is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

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577 603
Midna is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Midna Nintendo Universe, Universe of The Legend of Zelda

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584 724
Sarah Kerrigan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Sarah Kerrigan StarCraft

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720 658
Ivy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Ivy Soul Series

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468 623
Felicia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Felicia Darkstalkers Series

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569 635
Jade is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Jade Mortal Kombat

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787 605
Lulu is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Lulu Final Fantasy Series

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631 590
Yuna is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Yuna Final Fantasy Series

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420 353
Rosalina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
_1446780878373 added Rosalina

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441 279
Tracer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
forcedmyhand added Tracer Overwatch

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503 401
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
theshadowknight added Black Widow Ultimate Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers

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261 384
Trish is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters

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405 477
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

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518 405
Triss Merigold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Triss Merigold The Witcher 2

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906 633
Cortana is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Cortana Halo Series

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494 458
Liara T'Soni is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Liara T'Soni Mass Effect Universe

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473 478
Miranda Lawson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Ag47 added Miranda Lawson

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244 359
Shantae is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
Shantae

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349 200
Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
forcedmyhand added Elizabeth

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406 364
Misty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
nick-slade added Misty Pokémon The Movie 2000, Pokémon: Spell Of The Unknown, Pokémon: The First Movie

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402 304
Morrigan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Video Game Characters
sebastian-helms added Morrigan Dragon Age: Origins