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The 50 Greatest Female Characters in Video Game History

Rob Wright

February 20, 2007 12:42

The List, Part 16

Annah, Planescape: Torment

The unique cult classic Planescape: Torment, based on the Dungeons & Dragons RPG campaign of the same name, features an interesting bit of voice acting casting. Scottish pop singer and actress Sheen Easton provides the voice for Annah-of-the-Shadows, a young demon-like creature. A savvy and independent thief, she joins the player on his quest. The game's developers, Black Isle Studios, reportedly based Annah on the "Archie Comics" character Betty. In a game that's power by dialogue and character rather than combat, Annah is a true standout.
Pros: Annah has a witty, sexy personality and doesn't look bad for a devil.
Cons: She's descended from demons and she has a long, creepy looking tail.
Should be Played By: Sheena's a little old for the part, so I'm going with another Scottish actress: Kelly Macdonald of "Trainspotting."

 Annah-of-the-Shadows from Planescape: Torment

Annah-of-the-Shadows from Planescape: Torment

Annah, Planescape: Torment
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Viktoria, Thief Series

Viktoria is the mysterious woman behind the plot of Thief 1 and 2, the first-person stealth adventure games that takes place in a steam punk-like Middle Ages. In the first Thief, Viktoria is a sinister fence who hires Garret, the protagonist of the series, to steal a magical sword. [SPOILER ALERT!] A cunning thief in her own right, Viktoria evolves from a deceptive villain in the first game to a more benevolent companion to Garret in the sequel, which ends her heroic, sacrificial death. Her hypnotic voice is provided by Terri Brosius, who is the voice of SHODAN in System Shock 1 and 2.
Pros: She's a bad girl with charisma and style.
Cons: She's not entirely human - she's actually a tree spirit - and she's dead.
Should be Played By: Naomi Watts, who's got the sexy voice, beauty and charisma for the part.

Elexis Sinclaire, SiN Series

The villain of the SiN series, Elexis Sinclaire is the sultry and powerful CEO of SinTEK Industries, a giant bio-tech research company. She began as a child prodigy who took over her father's company. A highly complex and disturbed character, the incredibly ambitious Elexis is intent on pushing her genetic research beyond the limits of ethics and law. As a result, she develops a mutagenic drug to speed up human evolution. With the brains of a mad scientist and the body of an underwear model, Elexis is one of a kind.
Pros: She's a genius, a rich entrepreneur and a gorgeous looker.
Cons: Well, she's an evil genius who's obsessed with dangerous genetic research.
Should be Played By: Charisma Carpenter of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Veronica Mars," who's wickedly seductive.

The evil genius hottie Elexis Sinclaire of the SiN series

The evil genius hottie Elexis Sinclaire of the SiN series
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