The 10 Best Female Nintendo Characters

We hear a lot about Mario, Luigi, and Link, but less about the women of the Nintendo universe. To remedy this situation, here's a list of the best female characters to appear in platformers and third-party Nintendo games. Fair warning: there are spoilers ahead!

Jenna (Golden Sun: The Lost Age)

Jenna (Golden Sun: The Lost Age)

Jenna is an outspoken Mars Adept from the mysterious town of Vale. If you haven't played Golden Sun: The Lost Age, this basically means that she's a natural pyromaniac. Not only is she good at fire spells, but she's a tough cookie. After losing her parents in the first Golden Sun installment, Jenna becomes an essential character in the sequel.

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Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)

Rosalina (Super Mario Galaxy)

Unlike Princess Peach who's always busy getting kidnapped by a giant turtle, Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina is both the guardian of the adorable star-shaped Lumas and an immortal sorceress. You may have already noticed this, but she can propel a freaking spaceship with that magic force field of hers. She's also a serious contender in the new Mario Kart 7; trust me, you don't want her to have a red shell when you're about to cross the finish line.

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Saria (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Saria (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

Sometimes we wonder why Link is so into Zelda when his best friend Saria is so much more competent. Not only does she defend fairy-less Link from Kokiri bullies, but she introduces Link to that oh-so-essential ocarina playing he'll need to complete his quest. Later in the game Saria becomes the new Sage of the Forest Temple. This totally doesn't surprise me; that mess of a temple could stand some level-headed management.

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Alex Rovias (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)

Alex Rovias (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)

Considering this is a game in which you periodically lose your sanity, I find it pretty damn reassuring that the main protagonist is working on a degree in number theory and abstract mathematics. It's a sign that Ms. Rovias is rational to start with, you know? More impressively, Alex copes with her grandfather's murder, a mysterious ancient tome, and some downright evil critters. Oh, and she saves humanity from an ancient being called Mantorok. Not many of us can claim that we did THAT before graduating college.

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