Feminist Frequency Examines the Scythian, A Positive Female Video Game Character

The latest video by Feminist Frequency and Anita Sarkeesian examines the Scythian, a positive female character from the 2011 video game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. The episode marks the debut of a new series about positive female characters in video games.

In the debut episode of our series on Positive Female Characters, we celebrate the Scythian, the protagonist of Capybara Games’ 2011 release Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. This episode examines how Sword & Sworcery employs widely recognizable action adventure game tropes to make the Scythian’s quest feel like the stuff of video game legend, and how in doing so, it asserts that women can fill the role of the mythic hero as effectively as men can.