History TheSmurfettePrinciple / VideoGames

23rd Jun '18 10:11:07 AM Kakai
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** ''VideoGame/FredbearAndFriends'' keeps up the trend with both the humans and the animatronics - Chica is the only female 'bot, while Ashley is the only female human.
21st Jun '18 1:56:44 AM Yukianesa
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' gender inverts this with four playable characters: Claire, a female college student; Sherry, a little girl; Ada, a young woman looking for her reporter boyfriend; and Leon, a rookie cop thrown into a ZombieApocalypse on his first day on the job.
14th Jun '18 7:43:03 AM Loekman3
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** While there are a small handful of important female [=NPCs=], when it comes to the playable characters, the three main characters are all male, and there's only one female GuestStarPartyMember in each game; Ariel of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the first one, and Mulan of ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' in ''KHII''.

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** While there are a small handful of important female [=NPCs=], when it comes to the playable characters, the three main characters are all male, and there's only one female GuestStarPartyMember in each game; Ariel of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the first one, and Mulan of ''{{Disney/Mulan}}'' in ''KHII''.''KHII'', and Rapunzel of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' in ''KHIII''.
4th Jun '18 4:33:42 PM SolidSonicTH
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** The first iteration of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' had only one female warrior out of twelve fighters, Chun-Li. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' lacked even one, making her the first female of the series and genre. [[FanNickname Fans would call her the First Lady of Fighting Games.]] The introduction of Cammy in ''Super Street Fighter II'' initiated an even more dramatic change; games afterwards would tend to introduce several female characters to round out the roster. One of Chun-Li's win quotes in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', which has a [[GenderEqualEnsemble roughly even male/female mix]], makes a CallBack to this trope: "I remember when I was the only girl on the roster."

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** The first iteration of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' had only one female warrior out of twelve fighters, Chun-Li. ''VideoGame/StreetFighterI'' lacked even one, making her the first female of the series and genre.genre with any sort of name recognition. [[FanNickname Fans would call her the First Lady of Fighting Games.]] The introduction of Cammy in ''Super Street Fighter II'' initiated an even more dramatic change; games afterwards would tend to introduce several female characters to round out the roster. One of Chun-Li's win quotes in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', which has a [[GenderEqualEnsemble roughly even male/female mix]], makes a CallBack to this trope: "I remember when I was the only girl on the roster."
26th May '18 4:48:17 PM MrFabulous
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** ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 3}}'' goes for diversity over numbers; three male humans, a genderless (formerly male) super mutant, a dog, a robot, and ''[[AvertedTrope two]]''[[AvertedTrope female humans!]] Later games continue this tradition.

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** ''{{VideoGame/Fallout 3}}'' goes for diversity over numbers; three male humans, a genderless (formerly male) super mutant, a dog, a robot, and ''[[AvertedTrope two]]''[[AvertedTrope two]]'' [[AvertedTrope female humans!]] Later games continue this tradition.
10th May '18 9:19:39 PM Midna
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': Has consistently averted the trope several ways.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'': Has ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has consistently averted the trope several ways.
30th Apr '18 1:44:54 AM Jdb1984
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
** [[spoiler:We have Aether Foundation President Lusamine being the Pokémon series' very first female BigBad.]]
** In Hau's team of six pokémon, his only female is a Komala.

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* Pokemon
**In Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, Karen was the only female elite 4 member. All other games have had at least two, counting the champion. X and Y, Black 2 and White 2, and Sun and Moon have three of the five being female.
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''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'':
** *** [[spoiler:We have Aether Foundation President Lusamine being the Pokémon series' very first female BigBad.]]
** *** In Hau's team of six pokémon, his only female is a Komala.
22nd Apr '18 3:23:20 PM LaptopGuy
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** In the first installment of the Nintendo MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the only playable female was Samus Aran from the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' games ([[SamusIsAGirl and her gender is hidden by her armor]]). Jigglypuff is often assumed to be female, but like Pikachu (at the time) and Yoshi, its gender is actually unknown. So it isn't counted.
** To avert the principle, ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', introduced three new females; Peach from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' multimedia franchise, Zelda from the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, and Nana from the game ''VideoGame/IceClimber''.

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** In the first installment of the Nintendo MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, the only playable female was Samus Aran from the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' games ([[SamusIsAGirl and her gender is hidden by her armor]]). Jigglypuff is often assumed to be female, but like Pikachu (at the time) and Yoshi, Yoshi (who are usually considered to be male), its gender is actually unknown. So it isn't counted.
** To avert the principle, ''Super Smash Bros. Melee'', introduced three new females; Peach from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' multimedia franchise, Zelda and her alter ego Sheik from the ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' games, and Nana from the game ''VideoGame/IceClimber''.''VideoGame/IceClimber''.
** ''Brawl'' only introduced one new woman in Samus's Zero suit form. The fourth game split Samus and Zelda in two characters, cut Nana, and introduced Rosalina, Palutena, Lucina, and Bayonetta. The Wii Fit Trainer, the Villager, Robin, and the Mii Fighters can be both genders; the default Trainer is female while the default Villager and Robin are male. Finally, Wendy Koopa is an alternate costume for Bowser Jr. Of the genderless characters, Jigglypuff remains the only one that fans consider to be female, while the rest are all seen as male.
25th Mar '18 2:04:57 AM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has eleven male party members and only one female, Call Girl AKA Wendy. The player can make it TwoGirlsToATeam instead if they choose to have the New Kid identify as female, but even then only Call Girl ever actually finds out the New Kid is a girl.

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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has eleven male party members and only one female, Call Girl AKA Wendy. The player can make it TwoGirlsToATeam instead if they choose to have the New Kid identify as female, but even then only Call Girl ever actually finds out the New Kid is a girl. The Casa Bonita DLC adds the goth chick Henrietta as a party member, bumping the female roster to a potential three.
11th Mar '18 4:35:41 AM sotnosen95
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* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheFracturedButWhole'' has eleven male party members and only one female, Call Girl AKA Wendy. The player can make it TwoGirlsToATeam instead if they choose to have the New Kid identify as female, but even then only Call Girl ever actually finds out the New Kid is a girl.
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