“Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor” Shows Value of Modesty

We’re all familiar with the look. She’s possessed of unspeakable magic power, about to wade into battle against hordes of unspeakable, spiky foes. And yet, she’s wearing lingerie.

This is because she was designed by a horny, male game designer, obviously. You can see 40 examples of this phenomenon in GameFront’s “The Greatest Boobs in Video Game History” gallery, or in our various cos-play galleries.

Still, there are some people hoping to push back against this trend. A new Tumblr, Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor, intends to collect pictures of these demure dressed combatants. A noble task, I contend. Sometimes things are sexier if left to the imagination.

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3 Comments on “Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor” Shows Value of Modesty

LTenhet

On September 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

It really isn’t JUST limited to females really, though obviously its worse for them in games; in general Armor in a lot of Fantasy games seems lackluster, especially older ones, like Doomguy with his giant empty armor-spot on his abdomen.. because he needs shoulder protection, but not protection in case he gets stabbed in the gut!

Filamena

On September 7, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Couldn’t you have, I don’t know, shown some appreciation for the blog by posting a picture of a woman in reasonable armor?

SquireZed

On September 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

“And on the left, we have Mark, in full-plate with ornate skull shoulder pads and spiked breastplate. On the right, we have some girl with her chest hanging out of a strip of cloth.” If video games were as realistic as I would like, it would be hard to find a single female combatant among the ranks of most games after one battle.

Seriously though, do you have to keep using sex to sell games? Grow up, industry, and sell us games because they’re fun to play, not softcore porn.