Playing the HD Remaster of the Uncharted games made me realize what a true gem they really are. The games are just plain fun with a great cast of characters. The column has covered its hero, Nathan Drake, but now it’s time to write about his better half. Elena Fisher is an awesome character with many crushworthy attributes. To me, she is one the best female video game characters out there.
Who is She?
Elena Fisher is a journalist and adventurer in the Uncharted video game series. Elena first appears in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and is in all the subsequent games. Elena is not afraid to go on the most dangerous adventures to get the story. Her intelligence and spirit see her through all the problems caused by Nathan’s fiascos.
Elena’s voice actress, Emily Rose, looks almost exactly like her.
Why So Crushworthy?
Sadly, many women in video games are sex objects. They are dressed in scanty armor and serve some purpose to make the male look better. That is changing as people favor strong heroines. Elena is beautiful, but she isn’t made to a be a sex object. Elena is a career woman with courage and wits. She is not afraid to give Nathan Drake grief for his recklessness. Their banter makes the games more fun to play. Elena’s intelligence is on display and not hidden like many female game characters. She shows she is just as good as Nate at solving problems and strategizing. Although Nate does save her a few times, she doesn’t rely on him to get her out of trouble. Elena was created to model the girl next door look, but she is hardly the stay at home type.
Like Nathan Drake, Elena is a woman chasing her destiny. She is always taking on dangerous assignments to bring the truth to the people. She has a strong sense of morals and compassion. Unlike Chloe, who is awesome, she isn’t only focused on personal gain or glory. Elena is a good person. However, she can be fierce when she needs to protect herself. She is just as capable as Nate with weapons and fighting. I think Elena is a great role model character and entirely worthy of admiration.