Posted by Hailinel (22708 posts) 4 months, 10 days ago

Female Character of the Generation: Semifinals Group 2 (305 votes)

Ellie (The Last of Us) 39%
Clementine (The Walking Dead: Season 1) 32%
Bayonetta (Bayonetta) 28%

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The voting for Female Character of the Generation has entered the semifinals! Three shall enter, only one shall move on. Ties will not advance. In the event of a tie, those involved shall go one-on-one in one last poll before the finals.

This poll shall remain open until 9PM on Monday, December 9th Pacifiic time.

#1 Edited by Milkman (16227 posts) -

Man, this is a tough one. I went with Clem but all three are great characters.

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#2 Posted by DeadpanCakes (494 posts) -

Man this is a rough one...

#3 Posted by TheHT (10274 posts) -

Clementine isn't much of a character in Season 1. Bayonetta.

#4 Edited by Pr1mus (3512 posts) -

Ellie, by far.

#5 Edited by Darji (5295 posts) -

Ellie of course. One of the best female videogame characters ever written. It is just depressing that no matter who wins in this round will be beaten by Mass Effect Anyway...

MAan these best of generation votes are so depressing...

#6 Edited by Encephalon (1175 posts) -

Bayonetta doesn't even register on the criteria with which I judge a fictional character. She hardly even tries, which I weirdly respect, but I'm still not voting for her.

Clem is very well-executed for the role the writers wanted her to play--the heavy yoke of pre-zombie morality weighing down on the player, via little girl cuteness. Ellie, though, expanded on that role without feeling quite as nakedly manipulative.

Ellie wins.

#7 Posted by Yummylee (20563 posts) -

I'd be pretty OK with Ellie just winning this whole thing.

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#8 Posted by bluefish (371 posts) -

I... don't think any of them should win.

Elli, as much as I like her, feels like a characters basically modeled on/derivative of Juno. Clem was little more than an adorable device for sympathy and to keep the plot moving and was overshadowed by other female characters in that very game. And Bayonetta, as much as I love her dearly, has no right to win something like this.

I found the other category's nominees really unimpressive too. What a bummer. I voted Bayonetta because I know she won't win and I <3 her.

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#10 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

I'm just wondering how characters like Alyx Vance or Faith can not be here? Does anybody agree or is it simply me? Is there something wrong with me?

#11 Edited by Jacktrote (58 posts) -

I hate The Last of Us for no reason, and I haven't played Bayonetta. So I'll go with Clementine, she was nice in the 2 episodes I played of TWD before getting bored out of my mind and returning to games that consist of being played.

#12 Posted by LackingSaint (1698 posts) -

I would love to hear from somebody that actually played The Last of Us and The Walking Dead, and genuinely believes Clementine is a better character than Ellie.

There are about 20 minutes in Episode 3 and 30 minutes in Episode 5 where Clementine is an interesting character. The rest of the time she's just a cutesy little girl for Lee to take care of. Ellie is an actual character who develops and doesn't rely on "I'm just a naive little girl" for sympathy.

#13 Posted by Berserker976 (291 posts) -

I would love to hear from somebody that actually played The Last of Us and The Walking Dead, and genuinely believes Clementine is a better character than Ellie.

There are about 20 minutes in Episode 3 and 30 minutes in Episode 5 where Clementine is an interesting character. The rest of the time she's just a cutesy little girl for Lee to take care of. Ellie is an actual character who develops and doesn't rely on "I'm just a naive little girl" for sympathy.

Yeah, I guess if your criteria is literally just "adorableness" and nothing else then Clementine would be a better character, but by just about every other metric Ellie is the superior choice.

#14 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4669 posts) -

Jesus, Joel!

#15 Posted by mosespippy (3735 posts) -

@guesty_01: I voted for Faith every chance I had. I wouldn't consider Alyx Vance to be from this generation though because Half Life 2 outdates it.

#16 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1281 posts) -

Bayonetta. How is this even a question.

#17 Posted by TobbRobb (4408 posts) -

Well I voted for Bayonetta in blind fanaticism. I really should play Last of Us one of these days though.... Either way, I wouldn't vote for Clem, so it's not all wrong.

#18 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

@mosespippy: Another Faith supporter! I believe Alyx Vance was in the original voting bracket? Half-Life 2 might pre date the generation but surely by the criteria set Half-Life 2 Episode 2 fits the bill?

#19 Edited by Nentisys (881 posts) -

Bayonetta.

All the people voting for anything other than Bayonetta must not have played Bayonetta.

#20 Edited by csl316 (7352 posts) -

A couple hours into The Last of Us, I was fighting dudes (as Joel tends to do). I thought I cleared out the room with barely any health left, but a guy pushed me against a shelf and I was pretty much done. Out of nowhere, for the first time, Ellie stabbed the dude in the back and yelled "get off him!" I picked up a 2x4 and we survived. And that's how our journey as a team really began.

Ellie.

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#21 Posted by mosespippy (3735 posts) -

@guesty_01: Half Life Two Episode Two does fit the bill but the character predates the generation so I don't think she should have been on the ballot.

#22 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (525 posts) -

Come on, Ellie is good, but Clem is nothing special!!!

Bayonetta should take this. She is a strong, hilarious and badass character that takes fan-service and applies it to herself SO hard that she completely transcends sexism.

How can you say no????
#23 Posted by Flappy (2034 posts) -

FEED BAYONETTA.

#24 Posted by Demoskinos (13851 posts) -

Bayonetta is the only one I can get behind here so she wins by default.

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#25 Posted by tourgen (4229 posts) -

Yeah, which of the 3 kicks a god's ass and punches it into the sun?

#26 Edited by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

@mosespippy: You make a valid point, and perhaps you are right. She wasn't created in this generation, she merely appeared in it. Almost like choosing Mario, or Sonic, let's say.

#27 Posted by JadeGL (609 posts) -

Ellie. All are great characters though.

#28 Posted by Disaya (261 posts) -

Ah I'm really stuck between Ellie and Bayonetta but I'm gonna go with Ellie on this one. All three are great though.

#29 Posted by Random45 (804 posts) -

Holy crap, a poll that doesn't have Mass Effect? Did I just step into an alternate timeline?

#30 Edited by ZolRoyce (419 posts) -

@random45 said:

Holy crap, a poll that doesn't have Mass Effect? Did I just step into an alternate timeline?

We control everything you see and hear in the Outer Bomb Zone.

#31 Posted by Dalai (6877 posts) -

I voted Clementine, but that's a solid list there.

#32 Posted by Slag (3339 posts) -

Better list than the other, went with Clem. Pretty unusual character for games and well acted.

#33 Posted by Hailinel (22708 posts) -

And Ellie is moving on to the finals!

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#34 Posted by hermes (1270 posts) -

How can you say no these eyes?

You monster...

#35 Edited by ToTheNines (501 posts) -

Clem, one of the few convincing child characters in gaming.

#36 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (427 posts) -

Clem...for me.

#37 Edited by Lydian_Sel (2452 posts) -

For Clem!!!!!