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8 Unforgettable Video Game Girls Who Changed the World


8 Unforgettable Video Game Girls Who Changed the World

Happy holiday, our dear readers! Thank you for bringing beauty and charm to us! Today, on International Women's Day, we remember the most significant heroines from various games that have drastically influenced the fate of their fictional universe. Without them, the world would be different.

Be warned that there are spoilers in the text.

Elizabeth from Bioshock Infinite

  • Age: 20 years old.
  • Special Sign: Can open portals to other dimensions.

March 26, 2023, marks the 10th anniversary of BioShock Infinite's release date. If the first part of the series is devoted exclusively to the underwater city of Rapture, then the third one revealed several interesting topics at once. The main one is parallel dimensions. A girl named Elizabeth began to travel to other worlds to correct the mistakes of her father. She saved different universes from committing thousands of crimes, including the establishment of inhuman power regimes and murders. At the same time, in the main game, Elizabeth remained in the role of an important character, and not the main character. We were able to play for her only in the Burial at Sea - Episode Two add-on.

About Bioshock Infinite:

  • Genre: action shooter
  • Developer: Irrational Games
  • Released: 2007
  • Publisher: 2K Games

Bayonetta from the Bayonetta trilogy

  • Age: about 600 years old.
  • Special features: disproportionately long legs and an incredibly thin waist.
The black-haired witch Bayonetta is wayward and self-confident, so she challenges everyone who gets in her way. In the first part, she fought with angels, in the second - also with demons. And in the third part, Bayonetta actively set some creepy creatures on others. As a result, this beauty killed almost all the high-ranking messengers of heaven and the creatures of hell, which radically changed the balance of power between them. And the big question is what will happen next, given the sad ending of Bayonetta 3.

About the first part of the Bayonetta series:

  • Genre: slasher;
  • Developer: Platinum Games;
  • Year of release: 2009;
  • Publisher: Sega.

Sarah Kerrigan from Starcraft

  • Age: 27 years old.
  • Distinguishing Features: Looks more like an insect than a girl. The strength can be compared with the whole army.
Sarah from Starcraft had psi abilities, so she was a special fighter in the Terran army. One day, a conflict arose between her and her superiors in the person of Arcturus Mengsk. The girl was given a task on a distant planet and left there to die. However, the insectoid zerg did not kill her, but made her part of their swarm. Thanks to her innate abilities, Sarah turned into a powerful Queen of Blades, a hybrid of an Earthman and an alien. She soon became the leader of the Zerg. And after a while, Sarah personally defeated Amun, the Dark God, who planned to destroy life in the universe.

About the first Starcraft:

  • Genre: real-time strategy;
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment;
  • Year of release: 1998;
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment.

Rayne from Bloodrayne

  • Age: about 80 years old.
  • Nickname: Bloody Mary
  • A special sign: she is interested in men primarily as a source of blood.
In the first Bloodrayne, Rayne beheaded a Nazi high-profile who is connected to the occult and vampires. So the dhampir dealt a powerful blow to the leadership of the Third Reich, which directly affected the course of the Second World War.

In Bloodrayne 2, a red-haired beauty pursued and destroyed members of the family of Kagan, her biological father. Toward the end of the game, it turns out that this vampire is alive and is making new cunning plans. Kagan created a special fog that plunged the world into darkness and allowed hordes of monsters to enter the cities and begin to openly exterminate humanity. In this way, Father Rain tried to establish power throughout the world. But the dhampirshi's blade ruined his plans. Without his leadership, the vampires were no longer able to fight on equal terms with humans and were forced to retreat.

About Bloodrayne 2:

  • Genre: action;
  • Developer: Terminal Reality;
  • Year of release: 2004;
  • Publisher: THQ.

Ciri from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Age: 21 years old.
  • Nickname: Falka
  • Distinguishing mark: scar on cheek. But while Ciri has several buttons on her shirt unbuttoned, men do not notice the defects in her face.
In the book saga, "The Witcher" ( The Witcher ) Andrzej Sapkowski (Andrzej Sapkowski) Ciri played an even greater role than Geralt. In the third part of the game series, in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the main storyline was twisted around her search. It was Ciri who, with the help of ancient magic, was able to stop the Wild Hunt and save the world from the White Cold. Without it, Novigrad, Velen, and the lands of Nilfgaard could repeat the fate of other universes that were buried under meters of snow.

About Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt:

  • Genre: role-playing game;
  • Developer: CD Projekt RED;
  • Year of release: 2015;
  • Publisher: CD Projekt RED.

Kaileena from Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and The Two Thrones

  • Age: unknown. It exists from the moment the countdown began.
  • Special Sign: Speaks in the voice of Monica Bellucci.
With the Empress of Time named Kaileena, we first met in the game Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. Like our Prince, she wanted to change her fate. And she succeeded. In an alternate ending believed to be canon, they returned to Babylon together. In The Two Thrones, Kailina fell into the hands of the insidious Vizier and sacrificed herself, but did the main thing - she directed the Prince on the right path. He got rid of the dark side of his personality, saved his beloved Faro, and became a worthy ruler of his country. According to Kailina, this is the best deal for the people of Persia.

About Prince of Persia: Warrior Within:

  • Genre: slasher;
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Year of release: 2004;
  • Publisher: Ubisoft.

Jaina Proudmoore from Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos

  • Age: 26 years old.
When we first met Jaina in Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos, she was an inexperienced sorceress who helped Arthas through numerous battles. But as a result of the betrayal of the crown prince, the troops of the Burning Legion arrived on Azeroth, and all the leaders of the Alliance were killed. The fate of mankind fell on the fragile shoulders of the young sorceress. The girl made a number of correct decisions - first, she evacuated the survivors to the neighboring continent of Kalimdor, and then made an alliance with the night elves and the orcs. She even had to go against her own father, who wanted to continue the war against the Horde. But as a result, Jaina, along with Thrall and Malfurion, defeated the demon leader Archimonde and stopped the Burning Legion.

About Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos:

  • Genre: real-time strategy;
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment;
  • Year of release: 2002;
  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment.

Jill Valentine from Resident Evil

  • Age: 23 years old.
  • Nickname: Jill Sandwich
Jill encountered biological weapons back in 1998 in the first Resident Evil when she learned that a laboratory for the production of man-made viruses was hiding under the guise of a mansion in the mountains of Arklay. The Umbrella Corporation, which is behind it, was interested in not leaving a single witness.

But Jill survived and continued her investigation in Resident Evil 3. It led her to the nearby city of Raccoon City, whose inhabitants began to turn into zombies. The girl got out of there and collected evidence about the activities of Umbrella. In 2003, she found and destroyed her last base. These events took place in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. The fight against the legacy of the corporation will continue for several more years, but the main blow was dealt just then. As a result, Jill managed to avoid the spread of the T-virus around the world.

About Resident Evil 3:

  • Genre: horror;
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Year of release: 1999;
  • Publisher: Capcom.
And what video game heroines that have drastically influenced the universe in which they live do you remember? Share your opinion in the comments. And again, Happy Spring!