According to Jef Rouner over at Houston Press, there are only 14 black women who are playable characters in video games. I'll list them below. But first, Rouner and his friend have some restrictive, but reasonable rules for how they made their count:
- No characters count simply because their skin color can be altered.
- No characters who previously existed prior to the video game (so no characters that derive from comic books, movies, cartoons, etc.).
- No characters from fighting games where you can play every character.
And, here is the list they came up with: