Top 10 Most Heroic Racks of Gaming

5. Morrigan from Dragon Age

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Morrigan, the wily Witch of the Wilds, is a dark beauty whose distaste for mankind earned her her reputation as the keeper and greatest danger to be found in the Korcari Wilds. She’s a shapeshifter, and very likely the half-daughter of her dragon mother, Flemeth, who raised her alone and taught her all her arcane secrets. With the proper care, the Warden whom you play as can have her join your party, and she quickly becomes an invaluable asset thanks to both her nature magicks and scathing tongue. Her sense of sarcasm shows her boredom and contempt for the world that man has built while hiding her curiosity. All she’s ever known is the swamp, and to her the Warden’s quest to save (insert kingdom’s name here) is the greatest and most thrilling adventure she will ever know. It consequently makes her aware of just how small she is in the world, and this scares her, forcing her to hide behind her razor-tongued façade. The depth of the character is rare to find, and all the more entertaining for it.

4. Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy VII

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One of the standbys in your average JRPG is female party member that’s optimistic, effervescent, and represents the hope and soul of the group. Her job is to shine brightly and give encouragement to those around her when the road becomes hard and the destination seemingly impossible to reach. Tifa breaks the mould by being all of these things while being able to break every bone in an enemy’s body and then stuff his head up his bottom like a chicken being prepped with some sage and onion. She’s the bruiser with fists of iron and a heart of gold, a perennial favorite for gamers.

3. Jill Valentine from Resident Evil

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The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Jill Valentine is: why isn’t she dead yet? She’s got more lives than a cat and dealt with more heinous shit than a waste treatment facility. She was a member of Raccoon City’s elite police force S.T.A.R.S for the slaughter at the mansion in Raccoon Forest and has since reappeared in ten Resident Evil sequels, putting her in the running for most feature games with Nintendo favorites like Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, and Samus Aran. Nowadays she’s undergone a complete makeover and sports a high-tech jumpsuit and blonde ponytail ala Milla Jovovich, albeit with greater acting ability and more of a personality. Unlike other members from the Resident Evil series, she’s well suited to survival at any measure thanks to her complete lack of mental hangups that would make her hesitate or doubt herself. This makes for a protagonist that lets her actions speak for her, a rarity in Japanese storytelling what with the seemingly ubiquitous need to preface any action with an explanation for it.

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John Richard "Chrysophase" Albers
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John Richard Albers, an author, armchair psychologist, amateur historian, freelance, peacemaker, dragonslayer, warmaster, and part-time herald of the apocalypse, hunts ghosts when he isn't hunting crazy people. He holds dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English Literature, is working toward a degree in parapsychology, and is acting CEO of Prior to Print Proofreading LLC, where he gets to torture editors instead of them torturing him for once.

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