If there was ever anyone we'd nominate to become a goddess of war, the fiery warrior Nariko would be it!
But since that's not going to happen any time soon, the least we can do is make her the Cosplay of the Day. Nariko's from the early PlayStation 3 game, Heavenly Sword, and is one of the most interesting butt-kicking women ever to grace a console with her presence. Her story is an epic and tragic one, but one we were very excited to play and experience. Her clan was tasked with protecting the Heavenly Sword, but she proved that she could do more than just protect it.
Here's the pretty French cosplayer, Lexi Strife, cosplaying the fair Nariko, complete with the Heavenly Sword in tow. It's not the most complex outfit we've seen, but therein lies the beauty. You can see muted strength in this portrayal, which exemplifies Nariko's appeal. Sure, she might not ooze sex appeal and she may not be the flashiest of heroines, but her dutiful spirit and courage make her a winner in our book.
Check out the rest of Lexi's outfits on her deviantART. She's got an eclectic mix of video game and anime-inspired costumes ranging from Street Fighter to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. And know what? She looks pretty amazing in all of them!