Part Indiana Jones, part supermodel, Lara Croft is the sexiest archaeologist/adventurer to grace the gaming world.
With many videogames, comic books, television and film credits telling the tale of Croft, it is safe to call her one of the most popular videogame characters ever.
Lady first appeared as an NPC in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, but has since surfaced in the manga, anime series, and game sequel. Part of the main storyline of the game, the lady with the two differently-colored eyes fights Dante as a boss but then teams up with him at the end of the game.
The first – and perhaps still the most famous – female competitor in 2D fighting games, Chun-Li is one of the Street Fighter franchise’s icons. She remains a fan favorite years after her debut – her absence from the original Street Fighter III caused considerable outcry.
Ling Xiaoyu is a character from the Tekken videogame series
Ling’s first appearance in the King of Iron Fist tournament came about for an ever-so-slightly frivolous reason. She loves amusement parks, and wanted to use the tournament prize money to build a really big one.Ling fights using many traditional Chinese martial arts, including baguazhang and piguaquan, which she learned from her grandfather, Wang Jinrei. Her companion Panda, however, picked up his fighting skills from Heihachi Mishima, who trained the enormous bear to serve as Ling’s bodyguard.
Tifa’s the prototype of the tough, independent heroine, fiercely loyal to her comrades but not dependent upon them. She’s an expert martial artist, with no need for a gigantic sword or what-have-you to take care of herself.Tifa Lockhart is a character from the Final Fantasy VII videogame.
Cammy White is a character from the Street Fighter videogame series. While Cammy’s appearance varies according to which Street Fighter game you’re playing, one thing remains consistent – doesn’t she get cold in that outfit? Freedom of movement is well and good, which her traditional leotard surely provides, but not at the cost of frostbite
Arkham Asylum is not a safe place to be a psychiatrist – a lesson that Harleen Quinzel learned the hard way. She was driven insane by her patient, the Joker, and helped him escape several times. Quinzel was herself imprisoned, but escaped in the aftermath of the Gotham earthquake. She adopted the guise of a jester and called herself Harley Quinn. Naturally, she attached herself to a less than willing Joker, who returned her affections with abuse. Though Harley never stops obsessing over her “puddin,” she often turns to her friend and partner-in-crime Poison Ivy for support. Ivy even used her technology to grant Harley immunity to toxins and superhuman strength. Her attempts at weaning Harley from Joker were less successful, however. Though his brand of love is harsh, to say the least, Harley Quinn will always be right-hand woman to the Clown Prince of Crime.
Jill Valentine is a character from the Resident Evil series of videogames, in particular Resident Evil and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Jill has appeared in other Resident Evil media in addition to the games, including the second feature film in the series, Resident Evil: Apocalypse. She’s often jokingly referred to as "the master of unlocking" due to a phrase in the game.
She is an exotic beauty that has learned to hold the rest of mankind in contempt, having watched them from afar from her isolated forest home. She is powerful and twisted, and yet as much as she despises the foibles of men she also secretly wishes to know more of them. She yearns to explore beyond the confines of the Korcari Wilds, and when the darkspawn rise to threaten the world once more an opportunity presents itself at last...
Bayonetta the titular main character and protagonist of the game, is a mysterious Umbra Witch who possesses remarkable talent for the bullet arts. After a 500 year slumber in a coffin submerged at the bottom of a lake, she was awakened by Antonio Redgrave and his son Luka. With the help of Rodin, her demonic informant, weaponsmith, and proprietor of The Gates of Hell bar, Bayonetta fights to find the truth of her past. She is hounded endlessly by hosts of angels along the way.
Kitana is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. She is over 10,000 years old, and at first is the loyal stepdaughter of Shao Kahn, then later his enemy. Her weapon of choice is a fan that can rip up her enemies.
Ada Wong first appears in Resident Evil 2, often working with main character option Leon Kennedy in several different spots before being revealed to be a spy sent to retrieve a sample of the virus. Despite appearing to be dead, Ada appears in Resident Evil 4 alive and well, having been saved by Wesker who works for the same company that she does.
The main character of Ninja Theory's Heavenly Sword, Nariko was born into a clan who had been guarding the Heavenly Sword for generations. Legends told of how a son of the tribe would be born to reclaim the sword and lead the land to greatness once more. But, when the time long fortold arrived, the child that was born was female: Nariko
Sure, one reason is that the games are called Legend of Zelda (and not Legend of Link), but more importantly, it's that most Zelda games allowed you to customize the main character's name. What may have been Link for you, was Tom, Chris, or AAAAAA for another player. But one name was always constant: Zelda. The mysterious princess first appeared in the US in 1987's Legend of Zelda for the NES
Rare's videogame heroine of Perfect Dark fame has red shoulder-length hair with a distinctive blonde streak, blue eyes, pale complexion, and a slender, athletic build. 9 times out of 10, she enters a room locked and loaded, ready to unleash a fierce volley of bullets with the help of laser-sited semi-autos.
Christie Monteiro is a video game character from the Tekken series. She is the granddaughter of Ho Chi Myong, the Capoeira mestre who taught Eddy Gordo the art of Capoeira during his incarceration in prison. While in prison, Eddy swore an oath to the Mestre to pass on the art of Capoeira to his granddaughter.
Claire Redfield is a character from the Resident Evil series of videogames, in particular Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica. Claire has appeared in other Resident Evil media in addition to the games, including the third feature film in the series, Resident Evil: Extinction.