Cookie Cutter Heroes: A Narrative Analysis

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Cookie Cutter Heroes, a trope seen constantly through gaming, suggesting that for a game to be successful in the 21st Century that the hero has to fit a certain amount of traits, such as being strong, straight, white and of course, male. The lack of diversity and inclusion of different ethnic backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations in protagonists is obvious, such as protagonists in “Call of Duty”, “Assassins Creed” and “Mass Effect.” These games protagonists contrast the overall gaming audience, which should be better represented in the games designed for them to be more inclusive, creating a broader scope of representation for contemporary

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