The world of Video games is largely designed to appeal exclusively to guys, as, only men can be such geeks. This stereotype gives female characters a hard time keeping up with their male counterparts. The muscle-bound rebel, the dark, angsty loner, the tortured hero, this is what most video game heroes are categorized into.

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However, from time to time, a game has been designed keeping in mind a female protagonist, and the ultimate result ended up being a female character who could eat 3 of her male counterparts for breakfast!

I give you the top 9 badass women of video game geekdom, who could give any man a run for his money!

Mona Sax – Max Paine

Mona Sax, the deadly but captivating Russian assassin, who is the complete opposite of a damsel in distress. Seductive but lethal, she gave Max tough competition in her body count! Every teenager’s fantasy at the time, she’s as deadly as beautiful.

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Ciri – Witcher 3

A princess by her own rights, a possessor of Elder Blood powers, and a trained Witcher, is it any surprise Ciri is on this list? Vivacious in the space of the unimaginable hardships she faced in life, Ciri is one girl who never backs down!

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Quiet – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Who else can kill the pilot of a fighter jet through the cockpit, with a single shot through the head, from the inside of a chopper, which is currently under attack, and almost a mile away? Even horrific chemical experiments and being immolated almost to a crisp couldn’t keep her down!

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Tifa Lockhart – Final Fantasy VII

Don’t let her looks fool you! Tifa is deceptively strong, and can beat you to a pulp with her fists! She is also highly empathetic, emotionally shy and forever a high-spirited person, constantly providing both emotional support and encouragement to Cloud in his battles!

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Lara Croft – Tomb Raider

Lara Croft has become the poster girl of the modern woman. Smart, deadly, can make your mind wonder by her athletic abilities, and she’s British! She’ll kick your ass and get that artifact out of your hands before you say gahhh!

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Miranda Lawson – Mass Effect 3

Genetically engineered to achieve perfection is the only possible way anyone could have explained Miranda being played by the mesmerizing Yvonne Strahovski. She can shoot your head off from a 100 meters away or just as easily crush it to dust with her biotic powers!

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Rayne – BloodRayne

Rayne is an agent of the Brimstone society, who hacks and slashes her way through vampires, trying to destroy all supernatural evil in the world. A half human – half vampire seductress, she will literally suck you dry if you mess with her, and not in the fun way!

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Lilith – Borderlands

Lilith certainly is a siren, both because of her looks, and also cause she actually belongs to the Siren class. This fiery rebel soldier with tattoos to die for, can turn invisible, and reappear, releasing a blast killing you and everything you ever loved!

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Ada Wong – Resident Evil

A secret agent with a mysterious past, of unknown origin, with legs that go on forever, Ada will either dropkick you into oblivion, or shoot you in the head with her crossbow without breaking a sweat if you get in her way!

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So who are YOUR favourite female video game characters? Do let us know in the comments!

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