Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) 1 year, 7 months ago

Poll: 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 (18095 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 (1113 posts) -

Man this is a rough one...

#3 Posted by TheHT (12682 posts) -

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

#4 Edited by Pr1mus (4107 posts) -

Ellie, by far.

#5 Edited by Darji (5412 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 (1441 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 (23714 posts) -

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

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#8 Posted by bluefish (668 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 (383 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 (62 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 (2003 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 (467 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 (5150 posts) -

Jesus, Joel!

#15 Posted by mosespippy (4746 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 (1866 posts) -

Bayonetta. How is this even a question.

#17 Posted by TobbRobb (5256 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 (383 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 (904 posts) -

Bayonetta.

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

#20 Edited by csl316 (11229 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.

#21 Posted by mosespippy (4746 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 (1652 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 (2407 posts) -

FEED BAYONETTA.

#24 Posted by Demoskinos (16527 posts) -

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

#25 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

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

#26 Edited by Guesty_01 (383 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 (1078 posts) -

Ellie. All are great characters though.

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#28 Posted by Disaya (294 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 (1460 posts) -

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

#30 Edited by ZolRoyce (1192 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 (7798 posts) -

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

#32 Posted by Slag (5812 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

And Ellie is moving on to the finals!

#34 Posted by hermes (1806 posts) -

How can you say no these eyes?

You monster...

#35 Edited by ToTheNines (1157 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by Krockett (511 posts) -

Clem...for me.

#37 Edited by Lydian_Sel (2520 posts) -

For Clem!!!!!