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The Top 10 Sexiest Video Game Characters

Rachel Anders is a PhD student working on a degree in English. She has been playing video games since early childhood.

From Chun-Li to Lara Croft, this article ranks the 10 sexiest video characters of all time. Did your favorite character make the final 10 in our list? Read on to find out!

From Chun-Li to Lara Croft, this article ranks the 10 sexiest video characters of all time. Did your favorite character make the final 10 in our list? Read on to find out!

Who Is the Sexiest Video Game Character?

Throughout video game history, female characters have always held a special place in the hearts and minds of gamers due to their natural abilities, likability, and overall beauty. Of the characters that have appeared so far (as of 2022), a number of ladies stand out above the rest in regard to their overall attractiveness, charm, and sex appeal. From Chun-Li to Lara Croft, this article examines and ranks the 10 sexiest video game characters of all time. It provides a brief analysis of each lady’s origins, powers, and abilities, as well as their overall appearance. Did your favorite video game character make the final 10 in our list? Scroll down to find out!

The 10 Hottest Video Game Characters Ranked

  • Chun-Li
  • Cortana
  • Miranda Lawson
  • Poison Ivy
  • Kitana
  • Bayonetta
  • Kasumi
  • Tifa Lockheart
  • Samus Aran
  • Lara Croft
Chun-Li.

Chun-Li.

10. Chun-Li

  • First Appearance: Street Fighter II
  • Voice Actress: Laura Bailey (English) & Fumiko Orikasa (Japanese)
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown

Overview

The incredibly beautiful Chun-Li is a video game character that first appeared in the hit video game Street Fighter II. Considered to be the main female protagonist of the series, Chun-Li is characterized in Street Fighter as an Interpol officer who is in hot pursuit of a man (named M. Bison) responsible for her father’s death.

After showing a natural interest and talent in mixed martial arts, Chun-Li’s father enrolled her in a number of Hongquan and Chinese martial arts classes during her childhood, allowing her to achieve complete mastery over these fighting skills by the time she was grown. These skills, in turn, proved to be incredibly important to her success as a police officer and detective, as her job continuously places her in harm’s way.

Powers and Abilities

Chun-Li is highly skilled in martial arts, with leg-attacks being her primary skillset. This includes her signature move known as the “Hyakuretsu Kyaku” that allows her to deliver multiple kicks in rapid succession. Although substantially weaker than many of her fellow fighters in the Street Fighter series, Chun-Li more than makes up for this deficiency through her incredibly speed and aggression, which allows her to deliver a number of lightning-fast strikes (and counters) to would-be aggressors. This allows her to quickly overwhelm opponents before they can muster an effective counterattack. Combined with her superhuman speed, agility, and ferocity, Chun-Li is a character that is capable of holding her own against nearly any opponent.

Appearance

Chun-Li’s appearance has been changed numerous times in the Street Fighter series. Nevertheless, she continues to maintain a basic style that is prevalent within each game. First and foremost, she is most notable for her extremely muscular thighs, as well as her curvy body that takes on an “hourglass” shape. These features are highlighted by her revealing Chinese dress known simply as a “qipao.” Modified for extra movement in the legs, audience members are given an extensive view of her blue thong and brown sheer pantyhose that leaves little to the imagination. Coupled with her brownish-black hair, tremendous bust size, and hazel eyes, Chun-Li is easily one of the sexiest video game characters of all time!

Cortana.

Cortana.

9. Cortana

  • First Appearance: Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Voice Actress: Jen Taylor
  • Height: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Purplish-Blue
  • Eye Color: Purplish-Blue

Overview

Cortana is a UNSC Artificial Intelligence construct that made her video game debut in Halo: Combat Evolved. Serving alongside the Master Chief for much of the Halo series, Cortana is portrayed as a flash-cloned copy of Dr. Catherine Halsey’s brain, and she was activated on Reach just before the planet fell to Covenant forces. Throughout the Halo franchise’s long history, Cortana’s primary mission was to aid SPARTANs with the infiltration of Covenant-based vessels, and to help capture a Covenant Prophet so that the UNSC could gain a valuable bargaining chip to negotiate peace. After such ambitions proved fruitless, however, Cortana was reassigned to John-117, where she helped him to destroy the first Halo ring, destroy the parasitic Flood, and defeat the Didact.

Powers and Abilities

As a sophisticated artificial intelligence, Cortana possessed a number of technological skills. Among her most notable traits was the ability to infiltrate (and access) computer systems and to actively learn from the data she acquired. Likewise, she was also highly-gifted in the realm of ship management, and was capable of controlling a variety of starships and battle-stations independently. Her intelligence, however, also became one of her primary downfalls, as she later entered a state of “rampancy” which left her with a desire to acquire additional power over her creators/makers.

Appearance

Regarding her physical attributes, Cortana is an incredibly attractive video game character renowned for her sexy appearance, charm, and natural beauty. Although she lacks a physical body (due to her origins as an Artificial Intelligence), Cortana’s holographic image resembles that of a naked female form, with purplish-blue skin, shoulder-length hair, purple eyes, and blue tattoo-like symbols that adorn much of her body. Possessing an extremely curvaceous figure, she is also renowned for her extremely large bust, hourglass shape, wide hips, and large butt. When combined with her lovely facial features, long legs, and nearly flawless form, Cortana is certainly worthy of inclusion on our current list.

Miranda Lawson.

Miranda Lawson.

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8. Miranda Lawson

  • First Appearance: Mass Effect Galaxy
  • Voice Actress: Yvonne Strahovski
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Blue

Overview

Miranda Lawson is a fictional female character that first appeared in the hit video game Mass Effect Galaxy. Portrayed in the series as a human Cerberus Officer, Miranda is a well-travelled (and informed) individual with a number of contacts stretching from Citadel Space to the hostile realm of the Nemean Abyss. Working as an operative, she maintains close contact with Jacob Taylor, and later became a key love-interest of Commander Shepherd throughout the series. Very little is currently known about her early life and upbringing; however, it is revealed that Miranda had at one point been genetically designed by her father, Henry Lawson, to be perfect in nearly every way. As such, she possesses no human mother, garnering all of her DNA from her father, who was both a rich and powerful businessman on Earth.

Powers and Abilities

Throughout the Mass Effect series, Miranda possesses a number of powers and natural abilities. One of her primary skills involves the ability to utilize telekinesis (via her biotic enhancements) for the purpose of constructing barriers, or to throw objects with tremendous velocity. These enhancements, in turn, also allow Miranda to create gravitational implosions within an object, resulting in massive damage. Combined with her genius-level intellect, tremendous physique (resulting from the biological enhancements of her DNA), as well as her superior reflexes and speed, Miranda Lawson is a highly-capable individual who is able to match (and overcome) nearly any adversary or obstacle that stands in her path.

Appearance

Regarding her overall appearance, Miranda is an extremely sexy video game character that is renowned for her height, fair skin, and curvaceous figure. Wearing a skintight uniform that accentuates all of her natural features nicely, gamers are given an in-depth view of her body’s more prominent areas as her large breasts, tight butt, and wide hips are hard to look away from. Combined with her dark blue eyes, shoulder-length black hair, and beautiful facial features, Miranda Lawson is the true definition of what a “perfect” woman looks like. For these reasons, she is definitely one of the hottest and sexiest video game characters to have appeared over the last few decades.

Poison Ivy.

Poison Ivy.

7. Poison Ivy

  • First Appearance: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Voice Actress: Tasia Valenza
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Hair Color: Red
  • Eye Color: Green

Overview

The beautiful Poison Ivy is a fictional character that first appeared in the Batman comic book series. Making her video game debut in the hit Batman: Arkham Asylum, Poison Ivy is characterized in the game as a plant-human hybrid that was created via a scientific experiment that went horribly wrong. Originally working as a botanist under the name, Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley, Poison Ivy’s accident later encouraged her to pursue ecologically-focused crimes (“eco-terrorism”) to rid the world of pollution and human-encroachment on nature. As such, her actions often place her in direct contact with Batman, who always seems to foil her nefarious plots before they reach fruition. In Arkham Asylum, for example, Poison Ivy attempts to inflict her will on others by infecting Arkham Island with her mutated plants. After a prolonged battle, however, she is once again defeated by Batman.

Powers and Abilities

Regarding her natural abilities in Arkham Asylum, Poison Ivy possesses a wide array of powers and abilities that stem from her powerful connection to nature. Among her most notable powers are chlorokinesis, toxikinesis, as well as her ability to exert control over pheromones (allowing her to seduce both men and women to do whatever she wills. Toxikinesis, in particular, is perhaps her most powerful attribute, as it provides Poison Ivy the ability to kill an individual with a single touch or kiss. Following contact, her body unleashes a powerful set of animal and plant-based toxins that enter their bloodstream, resulting in paralysis and death. As such, it also grants her immunity to nearly any bacteria, toxin, or pathogen on the planet.

Augmenting this impressive array of abilities is Poison Ivy’s genius-level intelligence, as well as her proficiency in hand-to-hand combat. When combined with her natural speed and agility, she is an incredibly beautiful (but deadly) opponent to nearly any adversary that crosses her path.

Appearance

Throughout the Arkham video game series, it is clear that Poison Ivy was designed with sex appeal in mind. In the game, she is depicted in a highly-revealing outfit that showcases her large bust, natural cleavage, as well as her stunning hourglass figure. Very little is left to the viewer’s imagination, as the only thing covering her body is a cluster of small leaves that serve as “panties,” along with a loosely-buttoned top that exposes her torso. When combined with her red hair and seductive green eyes, it is not difficult to see why Poison Ivy is one of the sexiest video game characters of all time!

Kitana.

Kitana.

6. Kitana

  • First Appearance: Mortal Kombat II
  • Voice Actress: Samantha Win; Cree Summer; Audie England; Dara Tomanovich
  • Height: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown

Overview

The gorgeous Kitana is a female character that made her video game debut in Mortal Kombat II. Portrayed as an Edenian in the series, Kitana is approximately 10,000 years old, but maintains a body and appearance similar to that of a 20-year old woman. Acting as the Princess of Edenia, Kitana plays a vital role in the Mortal Kombat series as she attempts to lead a widespread rebellion against her stepfather (and Emperor), Shao Kahn. Choosing to align herself alongside the Earthrealmers, Kitana’s hard work and dedication are eventually rewarded with the defeat of Kahn and her ascension to the role of Empress over Outworld (Mortal Kombat 11).

Powers and Abilities

Possessing a number of powers and abilities that are similar to her sister, Mileena, Kitana is an incredibly talented warrior who relies primarily on the Eagle Claw, Tessenjutsu, and Ba Gua style of fighting. Incorporating a pair of heavy steel fans into her arsenal of weapons, Kitana is granted the ability to perform both melee and projectile-based attacks on her adversaries with devastating potential. When combined with her powerful hand-to-hand combat skills, she is an extremely well-balanced character that is capable of issuing both close and long-range attacks with ease. Among her most prominent (and notable) moves are the infamous “Fan Throw” and “Fan-Nado.” When coordinated with her fatality attack (known a the “Kiss of Death”), Kitana is an extremely ferocious and deadly character capable of subduing nearly any opponent in the fighting ring.

Appearance

In regard to her physical beauty, Kitana is an exceptionally attractive woman who is regularly cited as one of the hottest video game characters of all time. Throughout the Mortal Kombat series, she is generally characterized as having long black hair, dark brown eyes, as well as fair skin (that is virtually flawless in every way). In addition, Kitana is also incredibly athletic and possesses a well-proportioned body that is highlighted by a large bust, well-toned rear, as well as wide hips. Finishing off her appearance is a seductive (and highly-revealing) outfit that consists of a blue-colored top, black thong, and knee-high boots. When combined with her lovely facial features, most gamers agree that Kitana is the hottest Mortal Kombat character to have appeared in the series, and one of the most attractive and beautiful video game figures in recent memory.

Bayonetta.

Bayonetta.

5. Bayonetta

  • First Appearance: Bayonetta
  • Voice Actress: Hellena Taylor
  • Height: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Grey

Overview

The gorgeous Bayonetta is a fictional character that first appeared in the original Bayonetta game (2009). Throughout the series, Bayonetta serves as the story’s main protagonist, and is portrayed as a mysterious Umbra Witch that is the “black sheep” of her clan due to her combined Umbran and Lumen heritage. Sealed away for 500 years (before finally being found and awakened by Antonio Redgrave), Bayonetta discovers that her memory has been severely damaged, but retains that she is one of the sole-remaining Umbra Witches. With this revelation, she decides to dedicate her life towards recovering her lost memories, while simultaneously waging war against the Lumen Sage (Balder), as well as the angelic hordes of Paradiso.

Powers and Abilities

Bayonetta possesses a remarkable number of physical skills and abilities due to the Umbran training she received at an early age. She is highly skilled in the “Bullet Arts,” and showcases a mastery of nearly every weapon that she picks up. Likewise, she is also highly-gifted in the realm of magic, allowing her to summon demons at will, transform into animals, and to inflict massive amounts of damage upon would-be aggressors. Combined with her superhuman strength, incredible speed, and lightning-quick reflexes, Bayonetta is a true force to be reckoned with.

Appearance

In regard to her overall appearance, Bayonetta is a highly-sexualized character that is renowned for her slender frame, curvaceous features, as well as her long legs. She is extremely well-proportioned in the series, and possesses a large (but well-toned) butt, massive breasts, and hips that are dazzling to behold. These physical features are extremely prominent in the Bayonetta series as she tends to wear highly-revealing attire that is skintight, making it nearly impossible not to gaze upon her nearly flawless form. Combined with her black hair, stunning grey eyes, and glasses (which give her a “sexy librarian” style), Bayonetta is clearly one of the hottest video game characters ever designed; a feat that will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Kasumi.

Kasumi.

4. Kasumi

  • First Appearance: Dead or Alive
  • Voice Actress: Devon Aoki
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Hair Color: Copper Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown

Overview

The insanely attractive Kasumi is a female character that made her video game debut in the original Dead or Alive (1996). As one of the series’ original characters, Kasumi is often portrayed as Dead or Alive’s unofficial mascot, of sorts, as she is one of the game’s most popular characters and serves as one of its main protagonists. Characterized as the daughter of Shiden and Ayame, Kasumi was raised in an extremely wealthy (and pampering) home from a young age, granting her tremendous security, protection, and insulation from the effects of the outside world. Tragic circumstances would soon topple her family, however, as Kasumi’s brother, Hayate, was suddenly murdered by an unknown assailant. Seeking to avenge her brother’s death, Kasumi later left her aristocratic life in order to enter the first “Dead or Alive” tournament. There, she hoped to uncover the mystery surrounding her brother’s killer and to bring justice to his untimely (and unnecessary) death.

Powers and Abilities

Kasumi is an extremely gifted and accomplished fighter in the Dead or Alive franchise, and is renowned for her well-balanced nature in regard to her power, strength, and natural abilities. Possessing lightning-quick agility and speed, Kasumi is capable of quickly overwhelming her opponents before they can muster an effective defense against her attacks. Likewise, she possesses a versatile range in her attacks, and is capable of hitting targets at both short and long-range. Among some of her most notable moves are the powerful “roundhouse kick,” and “backwards flip kick.” She is also capable of teleporting at will, giving her a distinct advantage over her adversaries in combat. Taken together, she is virtually unstoppable when controlled by an experienced gamer.

Appearance

Regarding her physical attributes, Kasumi is well-known in the video game industry for her slender build, athletic frame, and nearly flawless skin. Although her character has underwent a number of artistic revisions in recent decades, much of her physical appearance has remained largely the same. This includes her signature chestnut-brown hair, amber-colored eyes, as well as her rounded face, thin nose, and full set of lips. Highlighting these features is her extremely revealing kimono dress that is cut high near the legs. Although this feature was supposedly designed for greater movement in the legs, her dress also reveals a considerable amount of cleavage, as well as her signature white stockings, and tiny white thong when either jumping or kicking. When viewed alongside her massive bust, slim waist, and wide hips that give her a distinct “hourglass” shape, one thing is certainly clear: Kasumi is a true head-turner, and is truly one of the sexiest video game characters ever created!

Tifa Lockhart.

Tifa Lockhart.

3. Tifa Lockhart

  • First Appearance: Final Fantasy VII
  • Voice Actress: Rachael Leigh Cook; Britt Baron; Yoko Asada
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Reddish-Brown

Overview

The lovely Tifa Lockhart is a fictional character that made her first appearance in the hit video game Final Fantasy VII. Serving as one of the primary protagonists in the game, Tifa is portrayed as a close friend of Cloud Strife and is a key member of the resistance group known simply as “Avalanche.” Growing up with Cloud in Nibelheim, the pair is once again reunited in the game, prompting Tifa to coerce Cloud into joining Avalanche in order to battle the Shinra Electric Power Company (who was responsible for the destruction of their homeland). In the quest that ensues, Tifa plays a pivotal role in helping Cloud on his journey, aiding him in his fight against Sephiroth while also providing the group with much-needed encouragement and emotional support along the way.

Powers and Abilities

Throughout the game, Tifa Lockhart is characterized as an extremely powerful martial artist who was trained by the illustrious figure, Zangan. She is well-versed in both kicks and punches, and is renowned for her use of powerful “knuckles” and “claws” as her primary weapons. Some of her most notable moves include the powerful “Dolphin Blow,” as well as her “Meteor Strike” which inflicts massive amounts of damage on her enemies. Combined with her lightning-fast speed, reflexes, and agility (owing greatly to her training under Zangan), Tifa is a remarkably gifted fighter with the ability to defend herself (and others) from nearly any threat that presents itself.

Appearance

Regarding her overall appearance, Tifa Lockhart is a remarkably beautiful woman who is renowned for her dark brown (almost black) hair, reddish-brown eyes, and long legs. Throughout the game, she is portrayed as an extremely athletic individual, maintaining a slender (yet curvaceous) build characterized by wide hips, a slender waistline, and massive breasts (measuring 32 DDD). Complementing these beautiful features is Tifa’s revealing attire, which consists of a white sleeveless shirt that exposes her mid-torso, and a black miniskirt that shows off her legs and thighs. When combined with her beautiful face, thin nose, and lovely personality, Tifa Lockhart is a true head-turner in every conceivable way. For these reasons, she was an ideal choice for our current list of sexiest video game characters.

Samus Aran.

Samus Aran.

2. Samus Aran

  • First Appearance: Metroid
  • Voice Actress: Jennifer Hale; Alesia Glidewell
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Bluish-green

Overview

The incredibly sexy Samus Aran is a playable character that made her video game debut in Metroid. Serving as the story’s main protagonist, Samus is portrayed in the Metroid series as a bounty hunter who was hired by the Galactic Federation to battle (and destroy) criminals known as “Space Pirates.” Samus was well-acquainted with the Space Pirates, as her home was raided and destroyed by them when she was only three years of age, leaving her orphaned and alone in the universe. After being rescued (and adopted) by a birdlike race of people known as the Chozo, Samus eventually became one of the finest warriors on their planet, training extensively in weaponry and hand-to-hand combat. After a brief stint with the Galactic Federation Army, Samus eventually set out on her own, driven by the memory of her parents, as well as the desire to capture (and kill) Ridley, the Space Pirate responsible for the destruction of her home and family.

Powers and Abilities

Samus Aran is a well-trained and gifted warrior with a number of powers and abilities. Utilizing a power suit that consists of military-grade armor (designed by the Chozo), Samus is granted unparalleled strength and agility, allowing her to jump, hover, and strike with incredible grace and power. Likewise, her suit provides her with a number of offensive and defensive capabilities, including a missile launcher, power bombs, and shielding that protects her from harm. In conjunction with her extensive knowledge of combat and military maneuvers, alien physiology (including Phazon, Metroid, and Chozo DNA), and extreme athleticism, Samus Aran is a powerful opponent that should never be underestimated in the field of combat.

Appearance

Samus Aran is an incredibly attractive woman, and is one of the first (playable) female characters to have been introduced in the video game industry. She is extremely tall for a lady (standing at 6’3”), and weighs approximately 198 pounds without her Power Suit. The vast majority of this weight, however, is the result of her extremely athletic and muscular body. Samus is also well-proportioned, possessing long legs, a massive bust, a slim waist, and wide hips (giving her the much-desired “hourglass” figure). Combined with her long blonde hair (which she wears in a ponytail), bluish-green eyes, and full set of lips, she is truly an incredible sight to behold (especially in her skintight “Zero-Suit” attire). As one of the sexiest figures in video game history, her number two ranking on our current list is well-deserved.

Lara Croft.

Lara Croft.

1. Lara Croft

  • First Appearance: Tomb Raider
  • Voice Actress: Shelley Blond; Judith Gibbins; Jonell Elliott
  • Height: 5’9”
  • Hair Color: Reddish-brown
  • Eye Color: Brown

Overview

Topping our list of sexiest video game characters is the incredibly hot and sexy Lara Croft. Making her video game debut in the original Tomb Raider, Lara Croft is portrayed in the series as an English archaeologist who grew up with considerable wealth and pampering by her family. After nearly dying in a plane crash at the age of 21, Lara quickly became bored with the life of a British aristocrat, turning her attention to more adventurous pursuits in an attempt to feel a sense of purpose in her life. Travelling the world in search of adventure and mystery, Lara Croft’s pursuits entangle her in a web of criminal conspiracies, supernatural encounters, and extraterrestrial finds. To date, her adventures have went well-beyond the realm of video games, and have become a favorite of both novelists and movie directors in recent decades due to the tremendous success of the Tomb Raider franchise.

Powers and Abilities

Throughout the Tomb Raider series, Lara Croft is portrayed as an extremely well-balanced character in regard to her strengths and abilities. Owing to years of private tutoring, she possesses a near-genius intellect, and is renowned for her extensive knowledge of foreign languages, history, and religion. Likewise, she is well-versed in the art of hand-to-hand combat, having received extensive training in mixed martial arts from an early age. Combined with her problem-solving skills, medical knowledge, and insane amount of luck, Lara Croft is a one-of-a-kind character with few individuals capable of matching her tremendous skillset.

Appearance

Lara Croft is an insanely hot character that has underwent a number of significant revisions throughout her long history. Nevertheless, many of her initial attributes have remained largely the same, including her signature brown hair, dark brown eyes, and long legs. Lara is also extremely athletic, and possesses a curvaceous figure characterized by a slim waistline, wide hips, large breasts, and a well-toned butt. In an attempt to showcase these features further, her designers purposely dressed Lara in revealing attire throughout her numerous appearances. Common clothing for Lara Croft includes tiny shorts, hiking boots, and various tops that show a great deal of cleavage and her mid-torso. When combined with her lovely facial features, it is not difficult to see why Tomb Raider was one of the biggest sex symbols of the video game industry (particularly in 1990s and early 2000s). For these reasons, Lara Croft is certainly the hottest and sexiest video game character of all time; a feat that will likely remain for the foreseeable future.

Works Cited

Articles/Books:

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  • Mortal Kombat Wiki. Accessed: 19 February 2022. Web.
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Images/Photographs:

  • Pixabay Commons.
  • Wikimedia Commons.

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