The 50 Greatest Female Characters in Video Game History

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Samus Aran, Metroid Series

We all remember the moment of shock and awe when the famous one-handed space warrior took off "his" helmet and was revealed to be a woman. And a pretty good-looking woman, too. If you completed the original NES title fast enough, you got to see Samus Aran stripped down to a bikini. Thus, seeing more revealing images of our beloved galactic heroine became a tradition for the Metroid series. And as the graphics enhancements evolved over the years, we got to see more and more of Samus' beautiful blonde hair and stunning 6'3" frame.
Pros: She's a take-no-prisoners bounty hunter with state of the art weaponry and a killer body.
Cons: She's always wearing that damn suit, and she's probably taller than most male gamers.
Should Be Played By: If we're going to be a stickler for the height factor, then it's got to be an athlete over 6'1" like Gabrielle Reece, Amy Acuff, Jennie Finch or, my personal choice, Maria Sharapova. Can you even imagine a Metroid movie with Sharapova? Dare to dream...

Samus as she appears in Other M

Samus as she appears in Other M

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