Meet Borderlands 2′s Ellie: The “opposite of how most females tend to be represented in games”
I know that videogame characters are a bit out of the usual scope of this blog, but I came across Ellie from Borderlands 2 (above) this morning, and was really impressed with the character design. I think it’s a great example of how a character can have any build and it looks amazing as long as the design is high quality.
It’s also a perfect example of how a woman doesn’t need a Sports Illustrated bikini bod to look like she can handle herself (actually I think Ellie looks like she breaks airbrushed bikini models in half just to wake up in the morning, then moves on to stacked male superheroes for brunch).
The article shows a few of the other highly non-stereotypical designs considered for the character as well.
If anyone was thinking of doing a superheroine story with a big girl kicking ass, Ellie could be some good inspiration.
The full article.
Woah. She really doesn’t look like somebody you want to mess with. Awesome. :D