Art by kelleybean86.

Well, I just thought maybe we could fight Mog Chothra instead of feeding it.

Vella TartineBroken AgeDouble Fine
One of the protagonists of Broken Age, Vella is a teen girl from a baking town called Sugar Bunting, and apparently the sole voice of reason the whole world over. Chosen as a candidate for the Maiden’s Feast, a ceremony meant to be a great honour in which she will be fed to the eldritch horror Mog Chothra, Vella chooses to find some way to fight back instead.

Art by kelleybean86.

Well, I just thought maybe we could fight Mog Chothra instead of feeding it.

Vella Tartine
Broken Age
Double Fine

One of the protagonists of Broken Age, Vella is a teen girl from a baking town called Sugar Bunting, and apparently the sole voice of reason the whole world over. Chosen as a candidate for the Maiden’s Feast, a ceremony meant to be a great honour in which she will be fed to the eldritch horror Mog Chothra, Vella chooses to find some way to fight back instead.

Art by purplekecleon.

Those of von Karma blood have only one fate. And that is “perfection.”

Franziska von KarmaAce Attorney seriesCapcom
A prodigal prosecutor with a penchant for the word “fool”, Franziska is quite at home among Ace Attorney’s eccentric cast. The headstrong and highly competitive daughter of the (in)famous Manfred von Karma, Franziska was raised a domineering perfectionist, taught to win by any means necessary. Over time she was able to develop a more healthy standard for herself, but she remains a fearsome figure liable to whip any challenger into submission (literally).

Art by purplekecleon.

Those of von Karma blood have only one fate. And that is “perfection.”

Franziska von Karma
Ace Attorney series
Capcom

A prodigal prosecutor with a penchant for the word “fool”, Franziska is quite at home among Ace Attorney’s eccentric cast. The headstrong and highly competitive daughter of the (in)famous Manfred von Karma, Franziska was raised a domineering perfectionist, taught to win by any means necessary. Over time she was able to develop a more healthy standard for herself, but she remains a fearsome figure liable to whip any challenger into submission (literally).

Art by finni.

I prayed to the Hero-King for a small part of the strength he used to save the world. But I need this subterfuge no longer. I choose to fight as Lucina now.

LucinaFire Emblem: AwakeningIntelligent Systems
In the event that an evil dragon the size of a small country raised a zombie horde and ate most of the people you cared about, what would you do? Well, if you’re Lucina, apparently you rally a ragtag resistance and defy a few fundamental laws of nature in the name of putting an end to it. An incredibly driven and determined young girl, Lucina is a heroine that refuses to give up even in the face of fated defeat.
She’s also afraid of really big spiders, so points for relatability.

Art by finni.

I prayed to the Hero-King for a small part of the strength he used to save the world. But I need this subterfuge no longer. I choose to fight as Lucina now.

Lucina
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Intelligent Systems

In the event that an evil dragon the size of a small country raised a zombie horde and ate most of the people you cared about, what would you do? Well, if you’re Lucina, apparently you rally a ragtag resistance and defy a few fundamental laws of nature in the name of putting an end to it. An incredibly driven and determined young girl, Lucina is a heroine that refuses to give up even in the face of fated defeat.

She’s also afraid of really big spiders, so points for relatability.

Art by rhysbarber.

Little girl’s tough as nails.

ClementineThe Walking Dead seriesTelltale Games
By this point a bit of an icon, Clementine is the 9 year old companion character to Lee Everett in the original walking dead, and now one of the only characters of her type to make the transition into lead of her own game. Cute, sweet, and compassionate, Clem makes an unusual survivor for the zombie apocalypse genre, but survive she does, and with her conscience intact. She isn’t always the wisest of people (did I mention she’s 9?), but she’s brave enough to stand up to the grown-ups whose care she’s found herself in and to try to do the right thing, even with the world coming down around her.

Art by rhysbarber.

Little girl’s tough as nails.

Clementine
The Walking Dead series
Telltale Games

By this point a bit of an icon, Clementine is the 9 year old companion character to Lee Everett in the original walking dead, and now one of the only characters of her type to make the transition into lead of her own game. Cute, sweet, and compassionate, Clem makes an unusual survivor for the zombie apocalypse genre, but survive she does, and with her conscience intact. She isn’t always the wisest of people (did I mention she’s 9?), but she’s brave enough to stand up to the grown-ups whose care she’s found herself in and to try to do the right thing, even with the world coming down around her.

Art by moostachu.

To solve a mystery, you sometimes need to take risks. Isn’t that right?

Kyouko KirigiriDangan RonpaSpike
A super high-school level detective, the mysterious and aloof Kirigiri - whose name, incidentally, means “fog-cutter” - is apparently the only student at the bizarre Hope’s Peak Academy to have kept her wits about her. Kirigiri is the perpetual voice of reason throughout each of Dangan Ronpa’s aggressively weird murder mysteries. Her stoic personality belies her gutsy nature, and sometimes trusting her judgement is the only way to get yourself out of a scrape.

Art by moostachu.

To solve a mystery, you sometimes need to take risks. Isn’t that right?

Kyouko Kirigiri
Dangan Ronpa
Spike

A super high-school level detective, the mysterious and aloof Kirigiri - whose name, incidentally, means “fog-cutter” - is apparently the only student at the bizarre Hope’s Peak Academy to have kept her wits about her. Kirigiri is the perpetual voice of reason throughout each of Dangan Ronpa’s aggressively weird murder mysteries. Her stoic personality belies her gutsy nature, and sometimes trusting her judgement is the only way to get yourself out of a scrape.

longstorygame:

LONG STORY is a game about surviving your teen years.

Because being a teen is great and all, but there’s a lot to survive, and much of it doesn’t get talked about.

What’s the game about?

When you return home after a year in France, your new school Weasel Heights proves almost as bizarre as its name. The rugby team is obsessed with animals that don’t exist, the principal keeps trying to talk students into meditating, and the girls who keep harassing you appear to be sharing one brain across three bodies. As if figuring out the social landscape of the school isn’t difficult enough, the previous owner of your locker leaves you the only clue to solve the mystery of her sudden disappearance.

If you manage to work up the nerve to ask out your crush, there are 5 dateable characters in Long Story: Two girls, two boys, and one… well, some people defy labels.

Is the player character a girl?

Yes, but feel free to pretend otherwise if it suits you.

Are there queer dating options?

Sure are, this game is queer-positive.

… You named the school Weasel Heights?

Yes. Yes we did.

Tell me more of these people whose hearts I may steal.

Follow us on tumblr for updates! We plan to start releasing information on the various characters shortly.

When’s it coming out?

LONG STORY is coming out in Fall 2013.

Not a post about an awesome lady in particular, but - I am helping to write this game. It’s made for teen and tween girls and will hopefully feature a variety of awesome lady characters. If you’ve got any interest in the project at all, please do reblog or follow longstorygame - It’ll be much obliged!

Art by prema-ja

It’s not the net worth of one’s life that’s important. It is the day to day concerns, the personal victories, and the celebration of life… and love!

Terra BranfordFinal Fantasy VISquaresoft
Half human and half esper, Terra was enslaved by the empire for her ability to use magic and deployed as a military weapon. When she regains her free will, Terra remembers nothing about her person or her past, only what the Empire made her do. She’s frightened of her powers and troubled by her own emotional inhibition, and in particular is preoccupied with the idea of love, seeing it as some sign of the “humanity” that eludes her. Ultimately, it’s through her “adoption” of a village of orphaned children that she finds that she is able to love - and to keep fighting for a better world.
Terra’s the first female protagonist of the Final Fantasy series, and probably the most iconic Final Fantasy character of her era. Besides being compelling in its own right, her character laid the groundwork for many of the more successful stories that followed.

Art by prema-ja

It’s not the net worth of one’s life that’s important. It is the day to day concerns, the personal victories, and the celebration of life… and love!

Terra Branford
Final Fantasy VI
Squaresoft

Half human and half esper, Terra was enslaved by the empire for her ability to use magic and deployed as a military weapon. When she regains her free will, Terra remembers nothing about her person or her past, only what the Empire made her do. She’s frightened of her powers and troubled by her own emotional inhibition, and in particular is preoccupied with the idea of love, seeing it as some sign of the “humanity” that eludes her. Ultimately, it’s through her “adoption” of a village of orphaned children that she finds that she is able to love - and to keep fighting for a better world.

Terra’s the first female protagonist of the Final Fantasy series, and probably the most iconic Final Fantasy character of her era. Besides being compelling in its own right, her character laid the groundwork for many of the more successful stories that followed.

Sure, women in video games still have a way to go - but let's pause to acknowledge some of the awesome already in our midst, shall we?

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