7 Samus Aran Metroid | Best Female Protagonists in games

Written on Sunday, April 14th, 2013 by @Paul Harrison

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 Samus Aran from Metroid is Nintendo’s strongest leading lady and a great female game protagonist.   

7: Samus Aran from Metroid

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 Original, Nintendo hadn’t expected Samus Aran from Metroid to be a female character. Back in the early 90s, sexism was even worse than it is today, with strong games characters almost invariably being male (mosly because the gamers themselves were male) Nintendo, however, were inspired by the movie Alien and its female star, Rippley.

Seeing Metroid as a similar sci-fi IP, decided to make Samus Aran female and in doing so created one of the earliest and best female games protagonists.  

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Paul M Harrison is a video game journalist and novelist who publishes around the world both online and offline. His favourite games include Street Fighter series, and anything that's cute. Contact him via Twitter or Facebook


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