Of Effiminate, Emo Men and Macho Girls in Final Fantasy Games
I don’t know about you but I’ve noticed that the Final Fantasy games of recent memory (starting from VII, discounting XI and X-2) tend to use slightly effeminate, if not emo-looking men as main protaganists.
But with the latest iteration in the series, Final Fantasy has somewhat of a manly looking woman as the lead and with a little beat more muscle, she would look as if she eats effeminate men like Vaan (FF XII) for breakfast. Even the name, Lightning, sounds macho.
A tomboy as the lead for a change? That’s pretty cool in my books. Trust Japan to come up with this kind of role reversal to spit at traditional Western RPG stereotypes. What do you think?
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