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8 Most Badass Female Videogame Characters

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There was a time when women in video games did very little. They were damsels in distress, basically walking plot devices rather than actual characters with rich backgrounds and substance to contribute. That has changed a lot in recent years. Let’s take a look at 8 of the most badass female videogame characters ever!

8. Ellie: The Last of Us

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Ellie is a pretty obvious one, but how could she not get a mention here? She’s a 14-year-old girl forced to grow up fast. The developers could have all too easily made her just a character that Joel had to protect. But instead they made her a genuinely ass-kicking companion who at times had to take charge. Her best moment? Probably the one when she shoots the guy trying to drown Joel and remarks, “Man … I shot the hell outta that guy, huh?”

7. Jill Valentine: Resident Evil

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There are two playable characters in the original Resident Evil game, and Jill Valentine is one of them. She’s also a character in Resident Evil 3. In the first game, she has to explore Spencer Mansion to try and find out what happened to Bravo Team. Along the way, she runs into zombie dogs, a giant cobra, and other nasty baddies. In Resident Evil 3, she is being hunted down by Nemesis. In that game, she not only has to kick ass, but she has to solve some seriously tough puzzles. She definitely gets our vote for being one of the most badass characters ever!

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