Tag Archives: Female villains

The Evils of Beauty, That’s What

This is continuing on from So What’s Up With Evil Sorceresses? In that post, I talked about how evil and vanity are frequently embodied in the “vain sorceress” trope and how that’s actually kind of a problem. But that’s not … Continue reading

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So What’s Up With Evil Sorceresses?

I swear whenever there’s a female villain, especially in video games, it’s always some sort of evil sorceress/enchantress. Seriously? What is the deal with that? It’s irritating to me for a variety of reasons, starting with the fact that I’d … Continue reading

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Another Thought on the Motivations of Female Villains

So the husband and I have recently started playing Hyrule Warriors together again. Plotwise, it’s not much to talk about, but it’s a game about killing things with a Zelda skin, so I don’t much care about the plot and … Continue reading

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The Motivations of Female Villains

We all know I think that motivation is the most important part of a character. And we’ve just addressed the lack of female villains. I mentioned one reason there may be less female villains (and characters in general) is because … Continue reading

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Why Are There Less Female Villains?

The answer to this one is actually really simple and comes about in two parts: The first part is that ‘male’ is the default gender for characters. The second is that no one wants to condone violence against women. No … Continue reading

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The Female Villain Dress Code Sucks

Today I’d like to address the way our wicked women dress – namely, I want to talk about the ridiculousness of the Evil is Sexy trope. There’s two things that I really despise about the way female villains tend to … Continue reading

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Male vs Female: Why I Don’t Like Female Villains

Okay, okay. I don’t actually have a problem with female villains. But I do hate the way most of them are written. (Aside – I use ‘he’ when talking about villains because the majority ARE male, it’s shorter than he/she, … Continue reading

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