Probably worth pointing out here that whenever there’s discourse about sexualized women in FGO someone inevitably drags up a few ikemen in tight clothes or no shirts to prove the pandering is equal but it really isn’t. And I know it isn’t because I can just pull up the most recent GSSR banners.
Female characters outnumber male characters by a ratio of 2:1. Then factor in how many male characters are decidedly not overtly sexualized or intended for fanservice (like Ivan or Darius) and it’s pretty clear based on that alone, that there are far fewer male characters being sexualized than female.
We don’t have a female equivalent to Hessian Lobo or Red Hare for example, because every woman in this game has to be at least human-shaped and traditionally “cute” or “pretty” even if she’s a literal monster like Gorgon or Barghest. We can possibly let them look creepy but never outright scary or off-putting. Hell, we can’t have any of them visibly look over 23 even when they’re intended to be “granny” characters (see: Helena, Scathach, Europa, Chacha) whereas there’s a whole market of older men, including Munenori who is allowed to look shockingly historically-accurate. There’s a “Feminine-Looking” trait but no “Masculine-looking” trait. Even the “shota-appeal” characters like Alexander and Ko-Gil have FA art that emphasizes power instead of passive and suggestive art like Medea Lily or Abigail.
I want to say more but for now I’ll just end this by saying when people talk about this shit you listen and stop playing stupid.
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