Have you ever been so fascinated with a video game character, that you almost fantasized a romantic or a sexy scenario involving you two? Be honest, I know you have. Everybody has. I think since Lara Croft from Tomb Raider first appeared on Sony PlayStation (Sony PS), people have been having wet dreams about their favorite games character. Later on, even female gamers caught on, or maybe they were there from the start but they kept it a secret…
“Beauty is a construct based entirely on childhood impressions, influences and role models” –S.H.
Lara Croft was for me the first video game character I ever thought was sexy. Sure, I played Mortal Kombat I and II way before that, but those girls didn’t hit it off for me. It was probably because I was too young, or maybe because of the old graphics and the small stature of those characters. Also, maybe because of the battling nature of the game and its fast pace, because we were all swept away but MK’s speed and sheer adrenaline. I had no time nor need to observe the females, I was performing my fatality.
Now, in later Mortal Kombat editions, the graphics are much better and the women are also sexy as hell, even Mileena, well…at least before she takes her mask off. If you don’t know what I’m talking about – SPOILER ALERT!
So, since nowadays even MK has transitioned to the mobile phone, the gamers are admiring their favorite female characters, who are just at the tip of their fingers…or should I say thumbs. I thought I cover my favorite ones in this article, and also maybe possibly discover some new ones as I go, but first a word or two about the female character design and the female aesthetics in video games.
The Female Video Game Character Design
When I was young, my first contact with female character design was through video games and some animated movies, like He-Man. I don’t know how many of you knew this, but He-Man has developed thanks to Conan comic books. When Conan toy line was to be made, the toy making company ‘Mattel’ had the contract for it, but due to Conan characters being too explicit they backed out. They still liked the idea, and later on, they developed a more conservative version of the toys, and thus the Masters of The Universe were created, as was the famous cartoon in 1985 (which is pure awesomeness).
Back then, female characters in Conan and He-Man cartoons and movies reflected what was considered women’s good looks in general pop-culture or at least in the arts and fantasy. The ladies were depicted as warriors, strong, fierce, complete with weapons and well-shaped bodies, but not entirely like fitness models today. They didn’t have so many muscles showing and they had curves where curves were supposed to be. Now that I think of it, I must say I really miss the 80s and the 90s.
This aesthetic influence was spreading to all star genres and media branches, and pretty soon there were crazy sexy females everywhere around us, especially in games. But, when Tomb Raider came out in 1996, Lara Croft was also depicted as a female warrior, with a strong character, but with a slightly different design. Her body was a bit leaner, with famous triangle boobs every serious Lara Croft cosplayer knows are essential for that look.
5. Mina – Arena of Valor
She is sexy as hell and she wields a scythe, nuff said. There is some lore information about her, as it is scarce for any AoV hero, but it appears she’s got her mind eaten by magic, mainly by Mganga’s experiments, which he conducted on her by force.
She broke free and tried to kill Mganga, but Veera intervened, stopping her. The experiments were conducted under her supervision, and Mina has served Veera since.
She is quite the beauty, even with her full plate armor. Female warriors which taunt all enemies around them to attack have some sort of strength about them and their bearing.
4. Mikaela – League of Angels
For those of you who don’t know, League of Angels is an action RPG from the same developer who gave us Legacy of Discord – Gtarcade. Now, even though only a few of the ‘League of Angels’ editions are available on mobile devices, I had to include these beautiful Angels in my picks. Well, they are Angels after all and it was tough to choose the most beautiful one among them, so as always it was a matter of personal taste.
I chose Mikaela, not just because this list wouldn’t be complete without a red-haired beauty, but because of the sheer awesomeness of her looks. Her long, fiery red hair is an adequate décor for her amazing body features. In most depictions, she is shown with fiery wings, a golden armor which only covers what’s crucial on her body letting us enjoy the rest, and a large angelic sword which is also in flames.
If you haven’t played League of Legends, it’s a free-to-play MMORPG, with four installations so far, if I count right. There’s League of Legends I, II, and III, and Paradise Land. The gameplay is similar to various games that utilize RPG, strategy, and the clicker genre, like for instance Mutants: Genetic Gladiators.
3. Wonder Woman – Arena of Valor
AoV Wonder Woman is a must when it comes to these hottest video game character lists, at least in my opinion. She’s had a few different depictions and appearances over the eight decades she’s been around, but she was always a symbol of beauty, and her battle armor and looks did not change much.
As you all know, her name is Diana and she is an Amazonian princess from the hidden island of Themyscira. The character was created by an American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston, who is also known for largely contributing to the creation of the polygraph, or the lie detector.
His inspiration for WW was his wife, and the character of Diana was created with the idea of bringing more girls into the comic book world, thus broadening the audience and giving women a relatable character.
As far as her appearance goes, Princess Diana has a few well-known items in her possession which make up for most of her looks. These include the famous Bracelets of Victory which were created from the remains of Zeus’ shield, the iconic Lasso of Truth which is a good parallel to what Marston helped create. Her Royal Tiara which she can use as a projectile weapon, and naturally her magical Sword and Shield.
Wonder Woman’s body uniform is not a superhero costume, as it turns out. It was recently revealed by DC that it is a religious garment from the Amazonian culture. It only covers her torso and leaves her strong, well-shaped legs displayed in a magnificent manner, along with her beautiful shoulders also revealed.
I love how she looks, with her being strong but not too muscular. She is just the right body type in my opinion, and I wouldn’t change anything in her appearance.
In the movies, she’s been portrayed by various actresses. Most recently, it is Gal Gadot who gave this character life. Gal is one of the most beautiful actresses I’ve seen, no doubt about it, and she is as sexy as she is pretty. Her body type and stature do not, however, do justice to what I think Wonder Woman should look like. As I said, I do like her and this is not a critique, but I would like to see more muscles. I know I said WW doesn’t have too much muscle, but I feel Gal Gadot has too little for the role.
2. Sonya Blade – Mortal Kombat
For all those gamers with a ‘military female commander fetish’ (anybody without it?), Sonya Blade remained an attractive character, even though she’s had some minor changes over the years. In the latest MK X release, which is available on mobile, she’s been significantly improved as far as her facial beauty goes and her ladylike appearance. Earlier, she was a martial artist/commando with her signature leg throws, bicycle kicks, and similar stuff she did with those hot legs of hers.
In the Mortal Kombat universe, Sonya A. Blade is a general, who is a member of the Earthrealm’s Special Forces unit – Outer World Investigation Agency (OIA). She has one child, Cassie Cage, with Johnny Cage. Johnny is my favorite MK fighter of all time so I’m kind of glad, although it only happened later in the new timeline.
Sonya is considered to be a stern and emancipated woman, headstrong and beautiful. She is a skilled martial artist and a capable soldier. Her early appearance was with a green sports bra and pants to match, white socks, a gun holster on her leg, and a black groin region. Her first hairstyle was a bob cut with a headband. Later on, the appearance has changed and she was added all sorts of clothing items, like in UMK3 and the MK Trilogy where she has had black biker gloves, armbands, a halter-style crop top, with longer hair tied into a ponytail.
All changes to her appearance over the years were generally accepted by the audience, but I particularly like her latest look in Mortal Kombat X, where she either wears a Special Forces hat or a Green Beret. Her clothing also has several combinations, like for instance her wedding dress, which is shown in her tower statue.
1. Lara Croft – Tomb Raider
Now, Lara Croft remains a sex symbol until today, and she was played by various beautiful ladies in feature films. Naturally, everyone knows she was initially portrayed by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, but there are also other actresses who played her. The most recent actress to portray the role is Alicia Vikander and the movie is coming out later this year (2018). It is simply titled “Tomb Raider”.
But, Tomb Raider video game franchise transitioned to mobile long ago and there are a few games already available for the fans, such as the original Tomb Raider 1 & 2, but also some other spin-offs like Lara Croft: Relic Run and Lara Croft GO series.
It is important to note that the order in which I’m mentioning my sexiest female mobile game characters is irrelevant. I just began with Lara because she is, as I said, the first ‘pixeled female’ I thought was sexy. Nowadays, she’s even been surpassed by some other insanely attractive female ‘ones and zeroes’.
So, those were my picks folks. I’m not going to lie, they are completely biased. I chose these four solely according to my personal thoughts and impressions. As I said, Lara Croft was the first animated character I ever thought was beautiful and sexy.
I am a long time fan of Mortal Kombat and all of the installations which came out. I love most of their female characters, but I chose Sonya Blade again because she’s the first one from MK universe which caught my eye.
I will always love Wonder Woman because she’s one of the few who managed to steal Batman’s heart in the Justice League animated series. Of course, she is in a romantic relationship with Superman in the New 52 storyline, and the two form the Power Couple.
Lastly, I’ve chosen Mikaela solely for the aesthetics. I do not know much about the lore and the storyline of League of Angels, but once I saw that fiery red hair and her demon-like appearance, I knew she was to be on the list.
I love playing with and watching female video game characters in action, and I do hope the developers keep making the gaming world prettier and more awesome with characters like these.
Also, I will be making a list of my favorite male mobile games characters next, which I will also compile based on appearance. I will be including characters that I consider are cool and well thought out, with attractive aesthetics and anatomy. They will also be humanoid in nature, so I will be skipping some fantasy creatures.