Archive for February 27th, 2012
When I sat down and really thought about it, I realize I play a lot of female champions in “League of Legends.” In fact, some of my best characters in my arsenal happen to be reppin’ the ♀ sign. Growing up as a male gamer, I used to be reluctant to play any female character in games. I don’t know what I would classify it as, perhaps a phase of being afraid to be called weird for “picking a girl” in a game.
Granted, the gaming industry back then had significantly less female characters to choose from, though there were some exceptions. For instance, characters like Samus Aran from the “Metroid” series paved the way for the gaming world to accept the fact that a strong, female protagonist could be the main hero of a story. Other female characters like Chun-Li would gradually be added into more games, though would largely remain as niche characters to even out the gender distribution (sort of, anyway).
Fast-forward to modern times though, and it is clear that there are plenty of female characters available to select from (though other topics like oversexualization and unfair gender portrayals are different matters altogether to keep in mind).
Anyway, I proudly pick female characters in “League of Legends” without worry. Below is a list of five of my “best” female champions who I play, in no particular order of importance.
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