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Gamer Roasted Hard After Questioning Why Female Video Game Character Has A 'Beard'

Gamer Roasted Hard After Questioning Why Female Video Game Character Has A 'Beard'
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Video game characters continue to appear more and more realistic as technology continues to advance.

Though it appears some heterosexual male gamer's don't seem to enjoy the more realistic characters we're beginning to find in video games, particularly when it comes to female characters.

It would sadly seem these male gamers would rather have all the female characters possess only the most highly idealized, hypersexualized traits associated with beauty.

This was evidenced when a male gamer recently pointed out on Twitter Aloy, the heroine of Playstation 5's Horizon Forbidden West, had faintly visible peach fuzz on her cheeks.

Rather than applauding the great detail in her design, the original poster circled the area of Aloy's cheek where the peach fuzz was visible, and asked a question which translated to:

"Can you explain to me why the hell Aloy has a beard?”

What this man apparently didn't know was that peach fuzz, scientifically known as Vellus hair, is something that all women have all over their body, including on their face.

Luckily for him, a handful of Twitter users were quick to point this out, with some rightfully expressing their awe it was possible to give Aloy peach fuzz, and feeling she was only all the more beautiful for it.

Others were quick to poke fun at the original poster, believing his statement stemmed from his inexperience with live women.

It is not the first time Aloy's appearance has come under scrutiny, particularly by male gamers who seem to expect all female characters to be designed in the same, fairly sexist fashion.

Last year fan art of Aloy went viral, which reimagined her in a more princess-like appearance as opposed to her more rugged appearance.

Several male gamers applauded this fan art, with some even going so far as to say they wished Sony made their female characters more "realistic", clearly meaning more conventionally beautiful.

However, one doubts Ben McCaw, narrative director of Guerilla Games, will take any note of the numerous sexist trolls demanding more attractive heroines.

He expressed his delight in the advancing technology which comes with each new gaming console in a post on PlayStation's blog this past September, including his delight with the ability to include peach fuzz.

"Each generation of consoles brings extra power that lets us add even denser polygons to our character models, so we can create finer details such as peach fuzz, smooth contouring, or finer texture details and accurate materials expression, to name a few."
We'll never know if the assumptions made about this Twitter poster and his apparent inexperience with women are valid or not.