The Female Character Flowchart
Welcome to Overthinking It, the site that subjects the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. There's much more where this came from, so if you like this article: UPDATE: You can now buy your own poster of the Female Character Flowchart in the Overthinking It Store. Note: This flowchart was created with extensive help from Carlos A. Hann Commander, a guru of the Adobe Illustrator. At the risk of being called a penis-bashing dog-faced psycho feminazi* again, I’m going to talk about gender today! Before we get to the graphic itself, here are some explanations and caveats. This flowchart focuses on the one- and two-dimensional female characters we see over and over again in modern fiction.The graphic does not include every type of female character that has ever existed, but I did my best to focus on the most important tropes.Some of the listed tropes might be considered crazy-sexist, and others represent more positive stereotypes. And that’s it!
• Character Creation