Warrior Princess series by Mike Roshuk
Because obviously women can’t be warriors unless they make themselves as vulnerable as possible to being wounded
^ sums it up
I mean ariel makes sense (maybe??? does it?) but those are virtually the most useless armour designs I have ever seen WELL MY SHOULDERS ARE PROTECTED WHICH IS GOOD BECAUSE I KEEP ALL OF MY VITAL ORGANS IN THERE
somewhere in the distance, Tarzan pokes his head up, “Hey, where have all of my hyper-feminine loincloths gone??”
Armor: works only for males, turns out.
(Screams quietly into Erasmus’s Praise of Folly.)
Not in the least defending the “female armor trend”, but to address one common component of it that adds nothing to the criticism- The idea of armor that only covers the shoulder and/or arm is plausible and historically accurate. Called a Galerus (shoulder) or Manica (arm), the traditional gladiator armor for someone wielding a net or trident sacrificed body protection for mobility and left the man naked except for a loincloth and armored arm and shoulder:
It’s debatable whether anyone went into an actual battle wearing this, gladiators were meant to die for the entertainment of the viewers, but the idea of someone fighting almost naked with armor only on the shoulder is not in and of itself absurd.
Of course, I haven’t seen a lot of male video game characters wearing one lately. I mean aside from this guy-