Readers' Choice - The Ten Best Female Characters
Thief and Thief II
Viktoria didn't make our TenSpot, which was a shame. We editors apologize to those of you who lamented our oversight. However, that's why you have a vote, and cast a strong vote for Viktoria you did.
"Her voice was mesmerizing (and terrifying), she was sexy, she was awesomely powerful, and she had a compelling, ominous presence even when she was a 'lesser' character in the shadow of the Trickster. Her brand of evil was absolutely delicious." -Joe Reese
"What can be better than a violent, eye-gouging pseudo-dryad? I was quite surprised she didn't make your TenSpot; of course, then you would have had two Terri Brosius characters, seeing as she also played the ever-beloved SHODAN." -Pete McLaren
"Though in the original Thief she's evil, in Thief II Victoria shows compassion and a true desire to help this world, and her death even encouraged Garrett to fight in her name. The creators showed us the other side, the good side of Victoria, as they did with Garrett." -Illarion Khapersky
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"She goes from villain in Thief to inspired helper in Thief II. Not many characters go through that kind of metamorphosis. Also, how many women do you know are made of wood? Her love of nature is inspiring; she dies for what she believes in." -Dale MacAlpine
"She was strong enough to ally with the one who killed her dearest friend and master - she's got style." -Mara Levis
"Of all the intriguing female characters I have witnessed, Viktoria is clearly the most complex and sophisticated. Everything about her oozes style. There is some sort of deeper motive behind her servile exterior, but her calm demeanor of maturity masks her intentions indefinitely. Viktoria is indeed a pinnacle of female sophistication." -Ben Watson
"From the perspective of a storywriter, I'd have to say Viktoria is one of the most rounded, complex, and remarkable characters ever developed in a story. First of all, her history is a remarkable story: She's a tree goddess that has joined forces with the god of nature. Someone more naive would think that she was his servant, but I could easily tell that she was manipulating him for her own goals. I knew she had something more complex planned. As the story went on, she took the main character, Garrett, for a fool with her charm as well as her seductiveness. She is obviously a genius and a master of character. In Thief II she joined forces with Garrett to defeat a greater enemy. She is extremely powerful, but her full capabilities remained ambiguous. We know her real form is that of a tree, and now that the god of nature is dead she has assumed control. She is the most clever, incredible, cunning - and if the visual graphics count for anything, the most beautiful and well-animated - character I've ever seen in a computer game." -Kyle Mallinson
Who should play Viktoria in the movie adaptation of the Thief games?
"She's so passionate about what she believes in, and manages to get Garrett (the hero in Thief) to believe in her ideals." -Missy Haid
"There are startling twists to her character in the Thief series. Who would have suspected her role in Thief II: The Metal Age was based on the outcome of Thief: The Dark Project? Besides, she was part of Thief. What more do you need?" -Roger Failor
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