I really don’t understand people who complain about the lack of a female protagonist, yet they didn’t play Assassin’s Creed Liberation. And I also don’t understand Ubisoft for saying that making a female protagonist would be complicated, because Aveline was very much a woman and she was very well made. Everyone’s just ignoring Liberation, which is a shame because Aveline is a really good character, and not just because she is a female.
It was revolting to me how many radfems moved the goalposts when Aveline’s game came out. The arguments about the game availability aside, I heard so many superficial complaints about Aveline herself.
Aveline wasn’t “black enough”. She was being a race traitor because she wore her hair like a white woman on occasion. Or because she had moments where she wasn’t a pristine saint she was therefore a horrible example of a woman and how dare Ubisoft expect us to buy this trash huff huff?!
The same thing is happening with Elise in Unity, and we only have the barest information about her. How many complaints went from “WE WANT A WOMAN” to “OMG GROSS WHAT A BABY, NEEDING TO BE RESCUED UGH SHE HAS NO AGENCY AS A HUMAN BEING, UBISOFT HOW DARE YOU” when the trailer with Elise came out?
While I’m not saying that we should laud shitty efforts, Aveline wasn’t a hackneyed shitshow protagonist. She was actually really badass, and tearing down steps in the right direction just because she didn’t hit every box on the Ideal Progressive Lady Protag chart is not useful.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.
DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.
I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.
But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.
They don’t run around in skimpy little things.
I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.
They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.
I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/
I wouldn’t have much problem with it if they would at least give her some straps.
I’m a martial artist and fighting in a strapless top??? Yeah, no.
I’m guessing none of you have ever even SEEN Wonder Woman because
This is nothing compared to the wonder woman visuals we’ve been getting since she was introduced decades ago.
The costume is true to the character. The leather and metal? Considering she’s a character inspired by Greek Mythology, of course her outfit will reflect that. Her skirt is called a fustanella. MALE Greek soldiers wore that.
All I’m seeing here is “I don’t like Wonder Woman’s costume because it’s true to her classic design AND her Greek heritage!”
Sexualised in the way that Christian Bale is a sexualised version of Adam West?
Are you people honestly trying to tell me that Marvel movies don’t females sexualize their female characters?
like are you for real
How in earth is a leather catsuit more sexual than what Wonder Woman is wearing?
An argument can be made that Diana’s skirt is too short to be practical to fight in sure, but other than that are you serious?!
Do you want to know what traditional Ancient Greek armor looked like?
(images gotten from a quick google search)
Wonder Woman’s costume is literally the baby of the traditional Wonder Woman costume and Ancient Greek armour.
Leather does not equal sexualization. You think that it does? Go yell at the creative team of that new Batgirl design that everyone loves so much, in which the top is clearly marked to be leather.
First her body type, now her costume. For a group of people who want Diana in a movie so badly, you all seem terribly quick to rip it all apart.
I think all the people proclaiming how we should only care about how good and well-written a character is and not their gender are full of it. If that’s all they really cared about, they wouldn’t be so bothered by the very idea of another female Assassin protagonist.
Assassin’s Creed Unity will have women, just not a playable one. AC has always had a track record of badass women in the supporting cast (outnumbering the male protagonists, no less). Charlotte Corday is the most famous assassin of the French Revolution, if Ubisoft doesn’t include her (and they’ll have her in game, mark my words), I’ll eat my hat.
Lots of ppl are pissed Thor will now be female yet even more were mad that the next AC has no women, make up your minds!
Did Ubisoft a solid and named the backup dancers. L+R: Jean-François, Arno/Arnaud, Théo, Michel.
Jean-François is married with two daughters, he and his wife were bakers before the Revolution. Théo and Michel are brothers, much higher class than Jean-François.
Fanart imminent jsyk. Don’t care if they’re just palette swaps in the end, dad!Assassins make me obnoxiously happy.
Anonymous asked: no, it's a huge detail. why even bother cosplaying the character if you don't want to "try"? it's not even recognizable.
Oh, oh okay, so the whispy facial hair they used in Thor 2 is a bigger detail than the actual costume.
FORGIVE ME, FANDOM, FOR I HAVE SINNED.
Look. Cosplay means different things to different people. Some people act ICly, some don’t. Some wear it for socializing, some wear it for photoshoots. Some buy their costumes, some are detail meticulous, some just like the challenge of making it. If you don’t get at this point that it’s a hobby that you do FOR YOURSELF and for your OWN REASONS, I’m going to need you to back off.
I’m not willing to let 4 months of work be negated over the fact that I don’t feel comfortable in certain makeup. It IS a minute detail the way it was done in the film, people cosplay variants of costumes ALL THE TIME and no one bats an eyelash, and the costume worked FOR ME the way that I wanted it to.
Why bother if I’m not willing to “try?” Forgo one step, and all the other effort is for naught? If I feel good about myself doing it, feel good about the challenge I brought to myself and how I overcame it, THAT’S why I bother. And that’s all that should matter. Hell, that’s all that should matter, had I bought or commissioned the thing instead.