Cheerleaders are dancers that have gone retarded
We love lists! Today- 10 disabled characters in computer games! We realise that in light of the DDA disability has been extended to, quite rightly, cover forms of disability that extend beyond the physical, for example, following the new act financial disability has for the first time been considered to be a formal disability. God knows we've all been playing RPGs and been disabled in this way, forced to fight generic blue bad guy for hours on end to get enough gil/rupees whatever to buy a slightly better sword or some much needed potions. But todays post is about celebrating virtual physical disabilities in characters.
1) Captain Ed Shivers- Timesplitters Future Perfect
2) Voldo- Soulblade etc.
3) Con Smith- Killer 7
4) Cloud Strife- Final Fantasy 7
5) Dr. Richard Keller- Half Life
6) Darth Vader- All the star wars games (Most)
7) Bentley- Sly 2
8) Jax- Mortal Kombat
9) Harman Smith- Killer 7
10) Badass Cyborg- Timesplitters 1,2 & 3
Disclaimer for Americans- I know that this list contains mostly characters that are wheelchair bound but did I say this was a top ten list? Did I say list of characters with a disability that I subjectively consider to be more or less "disabled" than fictional characters with other disabilities? No. It's a list of characters from computer games for god sake! Also I realise that all the characters are male and mostly white, with only one animal so I guess I'm racist, zoophobic and sexist. There we go! Saved you posting it.
There are millions more characters with disabilities. Assesing characters with PEN or SEN is hard without empirical testing but see what you can come up with!