Women game characters redesigned by women sci-fi/fantasy artists ⊟
Muddy Colors has shared a thought-provoking gallery showing off “women characters in fantasy art — many infamous for being depictions unwelcoming to women — that have been redesigned by the professional artists in the Women in Fantasy Illustration [Facebook] group. Each woman’s point of view is different, and the redesigns reveal what is most important to that woman, whether it’s realistic body armor, or it’s making sure the woman has a narrative and agency of her own.”
The gallery features redesigns of women characters from a variety of media, including comics, TV shows, and video games, but I’ve featured examples from the last group here. I love the artists’ choices here, like Chun-Li’s more fighting-appropriate boxing shorts, and Peach’s depiction as a badass princess with actual agency. And even if Samus might not be able to fit into her armor with all that gear strapped on, this seems like a more sensible get-up for her Smash Bros. cameos than the impractical high heels and skin-tight Zero Suit.
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