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5. Samus Aran, Metroid

When Metroid was still in its development stage and Samus was a mere thought on the drawing board, she wasn’t always a female. In fact, Metroid’s co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto suggested they change Samus Aran into a female character as to “surprise the player.”

This seemingly mild-mannered suggestion sparked a video game revolution and had meteoric impact on not only the franchise’s place in history, but in video game characters as a whole.

We can thank Sakamoto for literally changing the face of video games and, 30 years on, fans still revel at this transformation. Every year, fans of the franchise are eager to make appearances in her powered Chozo Suit or in most recent years, her Zero Suit armor, with some opting for a body paint rendition that’s truly out of this world.