Sheva Alomar – Resident Evil 5
Sheva is one video game character who will always have a special place in gamer history. The certified badass is the first Black female partner Chris Redfield has ever had. She’s also a unique portrayal of a Black woman in the video game world who is not only beautiful but also incredibly intelligent and tough. In a genre that is, unfortunately, known for its female characters (especially of color) who lack any real depth, Sheva is a female Blerd’s dream come true.
Aveline – Assassin’s Creed: Liberation
Aveline is the only Black female character who is even more interesting, perplexing, exciting and refreshing than Sheva. Aveline is actually of Caribbean descent and the daughter of an enslaved woman and her master. Nobody ever thought the stories of the Maroons would make their way into a mainstream video game, but Assassin’s Creed was full of surprises. Aveline also leaves her mark in gamer history as the first Black and the first female protagonist of the Assassin’s Creed series.