I know this is a weird topic and not exactly timely, but hear me out a minute. (if this topic is against the rules or in poor taste then an admin or moderator can go ahead and delete it; it's just something that's been gnawing at me for some time now)
I've really enjoyed BioWare's recent run of console RPGs (Dragon Age 1+2, Mass Effect 1-3), but I have to ask: why are there no playable blonde women? Here's a quick list of all the female party members in Dragon Age or Mass Effect (not counting temps or DLC): Ashley, Liara, Tali, Morrigan, Leliana, Wynne, Shale, Miranda, Jack, Samara, Morinth, Merrill, Isabela, Aveline, Bethany, and EDI. By my count, that's seven women with dark hair, two redheads, one with white hair, four space aliens, and two sentient metallic beings. No blondes.
Yes, I know I can get a blonde woman on my team if I make Shepard, Hawke, or the Warden one. I'm also aware that Miranda was almost blonde, and I have to say I'm disappointed she ended up as another brunette. Furthermore, if you look at female blonde NPCs for those five games, they mostly comprise of manipulative NPCs (Anora) and villains (Meredith). The only blonde woman I could think of that might qualify as true ally is Kahlee Sanders.
Note: I haven't played Star Wars: The Old Republic or Sonic: The Dark Brotherhood, hence why I said "console RPGs." They might have blondes, but I still think it's unusual that there are so few in the five games mentioned above. I've played Jade Empire and it doesn't have any blondes, but, well, I think it's reasonable not to see any fair-haired men or women in a fictionalized medieval China.
Another note: I'm a dude in his middle 20s with dark hair. I just like blondes. Especially smart blondes. I'm dating one. I voted for a blonde FemShep in that big vote for the Mass Effect 3 cover last year twice (once for hairstyle, once for color), and was a bit puzzled at the outrage that resulted - why was everyone mad when there hadn't been a playable blonde character in a BioWare game in years? Am I the only person that would like seeing more blondes in BioWare games? Relevant: