Why female VG characters are one-dimensional.

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    It's because when they do make an appearance they're always cast as the protagonist an or amongst the protagonists. How many VG protagonists are there with any depth? You can probably count them on one hand. Antagonists, on the other hand, are almost always given Human qualities, backstories and character development. The proportional increases significantly if they're an antagonist-turned-protagonist and almost absolute if they're an antagonist-turned-protagonist-turned-antagonist.

    I'm not going to list examples because they're too numerous and I don't want to give this discussion tunnel vision. I also want you to search your memories and realise that I'm absolutely right about this. For double points, compare the female protagonists of a game to the female antagonists in the same game.

    Of course, this applies equally to male protagonists/antagonists. Something interesting to note is that some of the deepest games ever made have some of the most shallowest protagonists ever made. Usually protagonists who don't utter a single word throughout. I'm not absolutely certain why this is a thing but I'm pretty sure it has something to do with creators wanting people to like the protagonists they make which is why they don't actually give them any Human qualities or take any risks with them.

    @HeliosOne This is why your waifu sucks. I'm sorry but it's true. Compare her to other female characters in the series including the female protagonist in the second game (who has the same amount of depth and is also a plot device) and the female protagonist in the second game of the series that inspired the current series.
     
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    There do exist female vg characters with depth, and I can think of two reasons why you didn't notice them. Guess what they are.
     
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    In reality, there are no multidimensional females. Video games nowadays are realistic, relatively speaking. Ergo, no multidimensional female VG characters. Logic 101.
     
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    You seem to be implying that his having a cartoon girlfriend in the first place does not automatically qualify as fail itself.
     
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    Where did I claim that, nigger? Where the fuck did I claim that? Also, it's most likely because I don't play Halo or whatever inferior game you're thinking of.

    Don't pick on him just because he's lonely and awkward. We've all been there. Although I was a prepubescent at the time but still.
     
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    Fucking figures.
     
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    this is my "waifu" there is nothing wrong with her OC dont steal

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    I think this happens so often because the developers aren't writing a Strong Character who is Female, but are instead focused on "Look we're giving you a female protagonist, slobber all over our SJW non-binary genitals now plz". They forget to write a character with any...well...character. This isn't limited to female protagonists, but it is more noticeable because they are fewer and are under the microscope from the feminists before the games even come out. What springs to my mind immediately is every protagonist of the Silent Hill series (my pet franchise) -- even the ones with the most depth and personality (James, Heather, and Murphy, IMO), are still about as exciting as a bowl of bran flakes when you start comparing them to other games in other series.
     
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    Did you even read the OP?
     
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    I don't remember, I've slept since then.
     
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    Tits sell, that is all.
     
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    Lol The Member Formerly Known As Baya, you crack me up.
     
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    @HeliosOne How far we've come, my friend.

     
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