Originally Posted by General Farsight
Well, I apologize if i misunderstood your point, then. My point was simply that most of the people who complain about female objectification in this game seem to judge the female characters simply by their physical appearance, while completely ignoring who they are. You know, judging a book by its cover?
By contrast, this does not seem to happen with male characters, like Tryndamere, Pantheon, Ezreal or Olaf. I just do not understand why they give this courtesy to the males but not to the females.
This is a fair point. I think the main problem, at least in my opinion, is that a lot of times the female characters are often made sexy regardless of who or what they are, while male characters often fit their appearances much more, not always, but more.
For instance, take Morgana. Is there any reason she runs around in a bra all the time? Sure she's evil and a fallen angel, but there's nothing about her or her backstory that also says she's a loose woman or needs to wear something like that in combat.
Or Shyvana. She's not terrible when it comes to weird armor, but she sports a whole lot of midriff and doesn't seem to like wearing real pants. Yet she's a warrior, and a Demacian at that (notorious for being goodie-goodies), and any practical warrior on the battlefield would probably want some form of real armor. I mean, you don't see the U.S. Marine ladies running around in battlebras do you?
And lastly, I don't know much about this new lady, but look at the rest of her. She's got a heavy weapon, a heavy shield, and she rides around on a badass mount. Clearly a warrior, clearly a battle hardened veteran, clearly someone who isn't afraid to take a defensive or offensive posture depending on the circumstances. So why is she in a bikini? It doesn't really fit with the rest of her.
A lot of the female characters in LoL seem to end up forced to be sexy for no particular good reason. There's no basis for it in their backgrounds or characters. In other words, the only reason it's done is because Riot thinks that it'll make people buy the champs.