In video games, many of the most popular and well-known characters of all time have been dudes. However, over the years many notable female characters have been introduced to the gaming world. These characters have assumed many roles over time, from the cliché damsel in distress to badass fighters to seductive antagonists. And as more women get into gaming, more and more female characters with diverse abilities and backstories continue to flood the market.

If you grew up gaming, there were likely one or two characters you fancied. Heck, you may even still have a crush on them to this day. Take a look at 20 of the biggest babes in video games in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite character from this list in the comments section on social media.

Princess Peach— "Super Mario Bros."

Introduction: 1985

Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto

Role: Donor and damsel in distress

Bowsette— "Super Mario Bros."

Introduction: 2018

Creator: Ayyk92

Role: Gender-swapped Bowser

Lara Croft— "Tomb Raider"

Introduction: 1996

Creator: Toby Garb

Role: Archeologist

Samus Aran— "Metroid"

Introduction: 1986

Creator: Makoto Kano

Role: Galactic Bounty Hunter

Widowmaker— "Overwatch"

Introduction: 2016

Creator: Blizzard Entertainment

Role: Sniper Assassin

D.Va— "Overwatch"

Introduction: 2016

Creator: Blizzard Entertainment

Role: Tank Shooter

Mercy— "Overwatch"

Introduction: 2016

Creator: Blizzard Entertainment

Role: Healer

Princess Zelda— "The Legend of Zelda"

Introduction: 1986

Creator: Shigeru Miyamoto

Role: Donor and damsel in distress

Kitana— "Mortal Kombat"

Introduction: 1993

Creator: Ed Boon and John Tobias

Role: Princess of Outerworld

Mileena— "Mortal Kombat"

Introduction: 1993

Creator: Ed Boon and John Tobias

Role: Assassin

Chun-Li— "Street Fighter"

Introduction: 1991

Creator: Akira "Nin-Nin" Nishitani

Role: Martial Artist

Tifa Lockhart— "Final Fantasy VII"

Introduction: 1997

Creator: Tetsuya Nomura

Role: Fighter

Cammy White— "Final Fantasy XIV"

Introduction: 1993

Creator: Akira "Akiman" Yasuda

Role: Assassin

Silent Hill Nurse— "Silent Hill"

Introduction: 1999

Creator: Keiichiro Toyama

Role: Monster

Riven— "League of Legends"

Introduction: 2011

Creator: Kuo-Yen “Xypherous” Lo

Role: Fighter

Ciri— "Witcher"

Introduction: 2015

Creator: CD Projekt Red

Role: Witcher

Jill Valentine— "Resident Evil"

Introduction: 1996

Creator: Isao Ohishi

Role: Soldier

Morrigan Aensland— "Darkstalkers"

Introduction: 1994

Creator: Alex Jimenez

Role: Princess of the Aensland House

Ahri— "League of Legends"

Introduction: 2011

Creator: Paul “RiotZeronis” Kwon

Role: Vastaya

Wario— "Super Mario Bros."

Introduction: 1992

Creator: Hiroji Kiyotake

Role: Mario's Arch-Rival