@verysexypotato: I don't think loving Skullgirls undermines your argument at all. I love it too! Though I was at first put off by the character designs. While most of them fit the "sexy bad ass" formula there's a least a lot of variation. At least no character the same body and facial structure with different hair and eyes like from some games/comics/animations. Then you have characters like Peacock, Painwheel, Double, and Marie. Not to forget all those other in-universe characters who either appear in the backgrounds or exist in the greater story but haven't appear in game yet, like Illium(sp). It's ridiculous but it's not pretending it isn't. Also that link about athletes is fascinating. It's interesting how the NP Comic version of Samus conforms to what you were mentioning.