And now for my favorite female protagonists; some playable and some not, but all wonderful in their own ways.
5. Brigid Tenenbaum (Bioshock)
Brigid Tenenbaum has a complicated and painful backstory. Her audio diaries reveal that she was once a prisoner of the Nazis who ended up working for them just to survive. After World War II, she ended up becoming one of the unlucky people to join Andrew Ryan in his venture to create an underwater city. Ryan set up Rapture to have no limits for the people who lived there. No laws and no morals. This goes about as well as you’d expect.
As a scientist, Tenenbaum could perform all kinds of unethical experiments with no regard for consequences. But her conscience catches up to her and she ends up rescuing the children who have been transformed into Little Sisters. Tenenbaum becomes a mother figure to…
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