As a female "gamer", I have had exposure to a lot of video game characters. One obvious pattern that I have noticed is the highly sexual appearance of female characters. While this is mildly degrading toward women, I assume that the characters are designed to appeal to potential male gamers. What is attractive about a heroine with hardly any clothes on? Not only are the female characters unrealistically proportioned, but they are often clad in outfits that are very impractical for their occupations or surroundings. Some games have even gone so far as to sexualize the monsters that are to be defeated in the game. Who are they trying to attract? Did the game designers intend to get male gamers interested in terrifying beasts with womanly figures, or do they assume that there are male dragons playing the game, and they are trying to please every audience? This unfortunate pattern has not prevented me from enjoying video games, but it is certainly an annoyance.