The female game characters who waggled our joysticks.
Tifa Lockhart, Final Fantasy VII
Tifa, from classic Japanese role-playing game Final Fantasy VII, was cute, but she packed a punch. As a senior member of the AVALANCHE terrorist group, she was schooled in the art of kicking butt, but she did so with an elegance that hinted at a softer interior. And wasn't it a glorious sight? Her kicking butt, we mean… not her butt. Well, we mean that, too. Ah, you know what we mean.