321AviatorMon 8th Oct 2012 thelastlemming wrote: WhiteKnight wrote: She's a male character. The fact that the person in the suit is some what "gender ambiguous" doesn't make the role inherently male. Maybe you would rather leave it open as to what exactly could entail a more feminine protagonist, and don't wan to go into details. But I don't see how this leads us away from being sexist, after all now we are saying that being a strong, confident, unflinching defender of the galaxy precludes the role from being female. To me that's a worse place than where we started. In this day and age, to most people, if they saw a person in a space-suit that was completely genderless, then yes. People could think that she was either a man/a woman. In 19whoknowswhen, whe Metroid was released, everyone assumed that Samus was a man, and that was due to the time it was released in and all that jazz. The problem is, Nintendo has done little to nothing to move Samus away from the 'perceived male role' she plays. When they tried to do it in Other M, they resorted to using stereotypes, such as a female following orders and the whole motherhood thing. The following orders thing isn't that bad when you look at it separately, but they take a female character, who previously hasn't given a damn about orders and place her in that position, it removes and progress on making Samus a female character. I'm fine with a female character having maternal instincts, but by halfway through Other M I was sick of hearing about something that referenced motherhood. QUEEN OF SASS It's like, I just love a cowboy You know I'm just like, I just, I know, it's bad But I'm just like Can I just like, hang off the back of your horse And can you go a little faster?!