Samus has an arm cannon. Bayonetta kills angels. For Women’s History Month, these Nintendo ladies show us what girl power is all about.
In honor of Women’s History Month this March, Nintendo has highlighted many of the powerful, clever and elegant female characters that have graced the gaming company’s long history. These Nintendo ladies stand out among the crowd due to their strength, resourcefulness, determination, grace, courage and fun attitude.
In a series of images invoking the World War II-era Rosie the Riveter posters, Nintendo calls our attention to seven leading Nintendo ladies. Tetra, Toadette, Bayonetta, Rosalina, Lucina, Samus and even Bombette each remind women that “We can do it!”
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To accompany the posters, which were sent out via a press email, Nintendo added a short blurb for each lady. Here are a few things Nintendo mentioned about each character:
- Tetra, from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, isn’t just a damsel in distress; she’s tough and spunky enough to save Link and help defeat the evil Ganondorf.
- In Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Toadette dares to challenge Wingo, the greedy bird, and save Captain Toad.
- Stylish, forceful and sassy, Bayonetta the witch takes on angels and demons with pistol-stilettos.
- Rosalina is the mother of the Lumas and a powerful friend of Mario in Super Mario Galaxy.
- In Fire Emblem Awakening, Lucina is just one of many playable female characters. Her strength stems from having witnessed the destruction of her world.
- At the end of the first Metroid game, Samus Aran shocked players by revealing her gender, making many fans question why they assumed she was male in the first place.
- Often forgotten, Bombette the Bob-omb from Paper Mario exploded onto the fighting stage with body slams and dangerous blasts.
That’s not all Nintendo has been recognizing recently. Last month, the company’s public relations team celebrated the Academy Awards by giving out quirky Nintendo-based prizes to several Hollywood films.
Now that’s Ninteresting.