History TheSmurfettePrinciple / VideoGames

10th Jul '16 10:26:37 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' series, as a whole, does this constantly. There is a grand total of two female characters in the entire original series - Roll, who took until ''10'' to get a single plot-significant action to her name (and is never playable except as a joke -- she's a [[{{Meido}} housekeeping robot]]), and ''VideoGame/MegaMan4's'' Kalinka, who exists entirely to be kidnapped. As for the villains, they had to be male because of the naming scheme -- every Robot Master is called <word> ''Man''. This has changed with the introduction of Splash Woman in ''9''...then ''10'' went back to the status quo.

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* The ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' ''Franchise/MegaMan'' series, as a whole, does this constantly. There is a grand total of two female characters in the entire original series - Roll, who took until ''10'' to get a single plot-significant action to her name (and is never playable except as a joke -- she's a [[{{Meido}} housekeeping robot]]), and ''VideoGame/MegaMan4's'' Kalinka, who exists entirely to be kidnapped. As for the villains, they had to be male because of the naming scheme -- every Robot Master is called <word> ''Man''. This has changed with the introduction of Splash Woman in ''9''...then ''10'' went back to the status quo.



* Despite being the flagship ActionGirl of the video game world, Samus Aran of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' fame managed to become the Smurfette in ''her own series'' in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters.'' Six new bounty hunters were introduced, all of them male or [[PronounTrouble ambiguously so]]. She's also the only Hunter without a unique weapon, unless you count the fact that her missiles home--but this may be due to the tendency of game heroes [[JackOfAllStats not to specialize]] than any smurfiness. ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' is more fair, as one of the three new hunters is another female.

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* Despite being the flagship ActionGirl of the video game world, Samus Aran of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' fame managed to become the Smurfette in ''her own series'' in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime: Hunters.'' Six new bounty hunters were introduced, all of them male or [[PronounTrouble ambiguously so]]. She's also the only Hunter without a unique weapon, unless you count the fact that her missiles home--but this may be due to the tendency of game heroes [[JackOfAllStats not to specialize]] than any smurfiness. ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' is more fair, as one of the three new hunters is another female.



* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' had no important female characters at first. Then along came Bianca and Elora, with the first being a sort of villain and the other just a love interest, then [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sheila]], a female kangaroo. Even in the ''Legend of Spyro'' series, Cynder is the only important female character, with no others present. Largely continues into ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''; out of 80 total Skylanders through 3 games, there are only 14 female characters. Only one of the 8 Giant Skylanders is female, none of the Swap Force Skylanders is female, and it wasn't until the third game that a female Fire Skylander was added. At least the Swap Force case has a reason due to the LegoBodyParts mechanic; mixing males and females would be... awkward.

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* ''VideoGame/SpyroTheDragon'' ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' had no important female characters at first. Then along came Bianca and Elora, with the first being a sort of villain and the other just a love interest, then [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sheila]], a female kangaroo. Even in the ''Legend of Spyro'' series, Cynder is the only important female character, with no others present. Largely continues into ''VideoGame/{{Skylanders}}''; out of 80 total Skylanders through 3 games, there are only 14 female characters. Only one of the 8 Giant Skylanders is female, none of the Swap Force Skylanders is female, and it wasn't until the third game that a female Fire Skylander was added. At least the Swap Force case has a reason due to the LegoBodyParts mechanic; mixing males and females would be... awkward.
10th Jul '16 10:21:46 PM Pichu-kun
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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, although K. Rool's wife is mentioned in passing in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DicieKongsDoubleTrouble''. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast'' that females were finally featured on-screen (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).

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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, although K. Rool's wife is mentioned in passing in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DicieKongsDoubleTrouble''.''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DixieKongsDoubleTrouble''. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast'' that females were finally featured on-screen (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).
6th Jun '16 4:32:32 AM erforce
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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, although K. Rool's wife is mentioned in passing in ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. It wasn't until ''Barrel Blast'' that females were finally featured on-screen (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).

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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, although K. Rool's wife is mentioned in passing in ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry3DicieKongsDoubleTrouble''. It wasn't until ''Barrel Blast'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongBarrelBlast'' that females were finally featured on-screen (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).



* There are a total of 36 Strength heroes in ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} Dota 2]]'' and out of all them, only 1 hero is female (Legion Commander), whom during the transition from its original source, is genderbent from a male.

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* There are a total of 36 Strength heroes in ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota2}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Dota 2}} Dota 2]]'' and out of all them, only 1 hero is female (Legion Commander), whom during the transition from its original source, is genderbent from a male.
24th May '16 4:57:22 AM Dimas28
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* For the longest time, Chica of the ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' fame is the only animatronic officially confirmed to be a female, and even she doesn't have enough TertiarySexualCharacteristics to the point that some people have mistakenly thought of her as male until others point it out. The ''[[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysWorld World]]'' spin-off finally adds another confirmed female: JJ, while ''[[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddysSisterLocation Sister Location]]'' is set to feature at least two new female animatronics to hopefully completely avert this trope. It should be noted that an animatronic's gender doesn't necessarily connote what [[spoiler: gender of the spirits who inhabit them.]] For example, though Golden Freddy is a male, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFrfypcCCfw his laugh is distinctively female]].
13th May '16 6:22:36 AM BrookieTF
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* The ''VideoGame/StarFox'' games follow the principle. [[VideoGame/StarFox1 The original game]], and its remake, ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', featured an all male membership in the title team (bad jokes about Slippy's AmbiguousGender notwithstanding) and only one female character period--sometime ally Katt, who assisted you in Zoness and Sector Z. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' that the team gained a permanent female member: Krystal from ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. The [[VaporWare unreleased]] ''Star Fox 2'', however, would have added two female characters to the roster - GenkiGirl Fay and ActionGirl Miyu. And in ''Command'', there are a solid 4 females: Krystal, Kat, and newcomers Lucy (Peppy's daughter) and [[TheScrappy Amanda]], Slippy's ''female'' love interest. There is even an all-girl mission.
Unfortunately ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' reboots the series, and Kat is back to being the only female in the Lylat System.

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* The ''VideoGame/StarFox'' games follow the principle. [[VideoGame/StarFox1 The original game]], and its remake, ''VideoGame/StarFox64'', featured an all male membership in the title team (bad jokes about Slippy's AmbiguousGender notwithstanding) and only one female character period--sometime ally Katt, who assisted you in Zoness and Sector Z. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' that the team gained a permanent female member: Krystal from ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. The [[VaporWare unreleased]] ''Star Fox 2'', however, would have added two female characters to the roster - GenkiGirl Fay and ActionGirl Miyu. And in ''Command'', there are a solid 4 females: Krystal, Kat, and newcomers Lucy (Peppy's daughter) and [[TheScrappy Amanda]], Slippy's ''female'' love interest. There is even an all-girl mission.
mission. Unfortunately ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' reboots the series, and Kat is back to being the only female in the Lylat System.
13th May '16 6:22:06 AM BrookieTF
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Unfortunately ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' reboots the series, and Kat is back to being the only female in the Lylat System.
10th May '16 3:39:39 PM Midna
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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, and it wasn't until ''Barrel Blast'' that females were finally featured (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).

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** The series has only a few female Kongs: Candy Kong was the first, a vaguely {{fanservice}}y monkey who helps the player. Dixie Kong was introduced as Diddy's girlfriend, simultaneously with the grandmotherly Wrinkly Kong, and Tiny Kong was the only female member of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'''s FiveManBand. Similarly, the Kremlings were always male in the games, and it although K. Rool's wife is mentioned in passing in ''Donkey Kong Country 3''. It wasn't until ''Barrel Blast'' that females were finally featured on-screen (specifically, Kass and Kalypso).
4th Apr '16 3:36:40 PM MiinU
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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was the game's only female, though she was [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as a male.]] Which was used to set up her GenderReveal, if/when she was [[HiddenBuxom defeated by a special attack]] during the final round.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was the game's only female, though she was [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as a male.]] Which was used to set up her GenderReveal, if/when she was [[HiddenBuxom [[SuppressedMammaries defeated by a special attack]] during the final round.
4th Apr '16 3:35:01 PM MiinU
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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was the only female out of ten fighters, though she was [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as a male.]] Which was used to set up her GenderReveal, if/when she was [[HiddenBuxom defeated by a special attack]] during the final round.

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* In the original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King was the game's only female out of ten fighters, female, though she was [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as a male.]] Which was used to set up her GenderReveal, if/when she was [[HiddenBuxom defeated by a special attack]] during the final round.
4th Apr '16 3:34:01 PM MiinU
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* In the first installment of ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King, the sole female out of ten fighters in that game, [[{{Bifauxnen}} is disguised as a male]] [[ClothingDamage until her shirt is torn in battle]].

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* In the first installment of original ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'', King, King was the sole only female out of ten fighters in that game, [[{{Bifauxnen}} is fighters, though she was [[SweetPollyOliver disguised as a male]] [[ClothingDamage until male.]] Which was used to set up her shirt is torn in battle]].GenderReveal, if/when she was [[HiddenBuxom defeated by a special attack]] during the final round.
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