One time I wrote this fanfic about Tidus and he's like fifty and a woman and he's vividly describing his adventures at the gynecologist except I was ten back then and didn't know how to pronounced that right, so needless to say it kind of was like guy-nick-oh-LODGE-ist. And I thought it was related to the word vaginecology, which is the ecology of the vagina, which in a sense makes sense I mean if you're considering bacterial flora populations and what-what except back then I was ten and thought economy and ecology meant the same thing and needless to say I sent some SERIOUSLY embarrassing e-mails to Trevor Chan to the effect of wondering why certain resources were absent from Cap Plus.
Anyway I'm sure that if you DID establish an economy of vaginas it'd be prone to bubbles and busts just as well, and we'd still be in a huge recession right now. That's not really the point though. We'd probably be cloning them and burning them for fuel, and we'd still have pollution from that, and resultingly, ecologists -- vaginecologists -- would still be throwing a hissy fit. There is no clean form of energy hewn from the flesh of our fellow humans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is the point?
I'm not honestly sure.
Of course, if we can expand heroines to non-playable but somewhat important female characters, I think that the house master from The Longest Journey is up there. Thriving liberally on every pre-invented lesbian trope in ever, just hearing her talk is like, oh god lady shut up I do not care about your sex life with your creepy, mannish lesbian girlfriend.
Lesbians are not all plumbers or British. Lesbians can be BATMAN VILLAINS! And every time I realize that I listen to Seal - Kiss from a Rose, and swoon.
Oh my god that was the most retardedest thing I ever wrote in my life.
I have this thing against token lesbian characters in RPGs, especially when they just milk really, really overplayed lesbian tropes.
Anyway since KillerAmore mentioned it in another thread, that stupid goddamn heroin from Sword of Mana. Granted, she's more completely purposeless, and not as FUCKING RETARDED as the male lead (I WILL KILL YOU DARIUS! OH MY GOD I AM SO SORRY I KILLED YOU DARIUS!), but whatever story re... relevance she had was sort of mangled and the attempts to give her MORE importance... ... didn't work.
And that whole dire, dire situation with what they did to Amanda. Eugh.
By the way, does Mei Lin from Terranigma count? She's not really a HEROINE per se -- not in the same way Elle is -- but she's still kind of annoying, especially during that clusterfuck called Dragoon's Castle.
Or Kira from Illusion of Gaia, except she's really intentionally annoying to show her growing out of it, which is... actually I felt thta worked.