- Baraduke - Toby “Kissy” Masuyo
- first first
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Metroid's Samus Aran’s gender may have shocked gamers in 1986 (it was assumed that the character was male, then revealed that she was female), but the first human female as a playable videogame character was actually Toby “Kissy” Masuyo of Namco’s Baraduke. The arcade shooter is reported to have first been released in July 1985, according to Giant Bomb, just a few months ahead of Taito's Onna Sanshiron – Typhoon Gal, which featured the first playable female character in a fighting game.