341randomlypikachuMon 8th Oct 2012 o-o ok im gona do my best to keep this short. (clearly ive failed) 1. i'll start by talking about my feelings on topics like these .... i hate topics like these .-. especialy when its being taken seriously cus to me when hear someone say "hey this character should be a diferent gender!" the reason always seems to be "because they can make this character a diferent gender if they want to!" and the answers that arent that end up being this "because this character is a strong male! so if we made him a girl the character would be a strong female!" ... no... no the character wouldnt. you dont just change a characters gender for the sake of just changing a characters gender, and you definantly dont change a characters gender cus you think its suddenly gona be empowering for females because the characters already been developed as a strong character.. .-. if any company ever wants to make a strong female character good for them, but rather than adding a bigger chest, slightly altered hair, and slightly altered eyes on a male characters body, maby ... just maby, they could make new character thats a strong female! -.- 2. .-. everyone else seems to be bringing up other games and there female characters as well so mine as well go through two that seem to be poping up a lot. with that said, lets talk about princess peach and more importantly her role in the mario games. ok shes a princess, and she gets captured by bowser, and she gets rescued .... princess peach everybody. .-. ok so yea calling peach a weak female character or a bad female character is .... admitedly kinda apropriate .-. and i really do think nintendo should make some sorta change to that problem, but at the same time i kinda see why it isnt changed yet. ok so as far as im concerned marios story is basicaly an excuse. an excuse to just go through 8 crazy worlds and get strange power ups and step on turtles. i meen when you think about it all stories are basicaly excuses for a character to do something .-. marios is just way more basic, and really why change your excuse if its works out so well. with games like zelda and metroid, there was some small factors that lead them up to start telling much bigger stories. mario .... nothing was really set up for him to have any big stories, so it kinda makes sense that peach doesnt evolve from the damsle in the distress role, because her role of needing to be saved is just kinda necasary for this excuse. ... i oculd forgive this really .-. if it wasnt for smash bros (and a few other games as well but due to limited time i just jumped on the one that made its biggest impact) ... to avoid keeping this from going on any longer since i still got one or two more things to add in this post i'll just leave it at this - .-. one of her attacks uses a frying pan and one of her stronger attacks is her buns .... nuff said. 3. samus.... why is she considered a bad female character by so many? and on that note why is she considered a strong female character by so many? .... seriously as far as im concerned theres only been 2 things that work towards these points .-. actualy one shouldnt really count so much these days cus it has the "product of its time" disease, so really only one reason that leans towards the bad female character. but even then that argument always seems to just break down to "she took orders!" ok heres my problem with that. she took orders in fusion .-. it wasnt a big deal then and i think the only reason its a big deal now is because its an actual guy and not a computer. so yea i dont think shes a bad female character ... but like i said earlier i dont think shes really a strong female character either. cus the one reason towards that is the one i said doesnt really count much these days which was her first game, and being revealed to be a woman at the end. it was kinda big back then for obvious but now that samus is more well known ... this scene doesnt exactly hold as important a point as it once did. so with that point being sorta shot down, the only other argument i hear for her being a strong female character is this "she has an arm cannon and she shots aliens!" .... do i need to explain why that doesnt work? and with that arm cannon thing said ... thats basicaly the character of samus, a girl with an arm cannon. this character couldve been made a man at the begining and most likely the only main changes would be the stuff involving adam, and maby some stuff with mother brain and ridley. heck it couldve just been a genderless robot .-. the story would still most likely just recieve major changes with the stuff involving adam and once again maby mother brain and ridley. know what ... anyone whos actualy decided to read all the way to this point, and your either like "samus is a strong female!" or "samus is a weak female!" explain something to me.... why... why do you feel the way you? if its pretty much anything i mentioned in my little discusion on samus though then dont even bother. um ... ok i think thats about it, sorry if this comes out incredibly long and sorry for all the typos that im pretty sure will be in this cus they always seem to show up during my longer posts Edited on Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 08:57 by randomlypikachu just a nintendo gamer on a nintendo related site (who wouldve seen that one coming?) the random user name randomly became a Pikachu.