10 Awesome Anime, Video Game Cosplay Ideas for Female Blerds

Black female characters in video games



 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.

11 of the Best Black Video Game Characters of All Time

In the world of video games, the main characters tend to be white men with five o’clock shadows. As times have progressed, the video game landscape has become more diverse. Here are some of the best butt-kicking characters who happen to be Black:


Sazh KatzroyFinal Fantasy 13

Katzroy is a loving father and airship pilot in this franchise.



RochelleLeft 4 Dead 2

Before the apocalypse, she was a low-level associate producer at a news station waiting for her big break. She thought that the flu outbreak would give her that break, but she ended up fighting for her life.