So this is going to be a different from the other articles in this series. I shouldn’t have to tell you Mirror’s Edge is a great game. In all fairness, you should already own a copy.  

In the other articles, I focused more on the game, and if it was worth your hard-earned dollar, and didn’t consider if the protagonist was a positive role model.  

So I am going to pretend I have a daughter and try to figure out if I would be happy with her turning out like Faith.

The Gym

You wouldn’t know by looking at me, but I love going to the gym. I have always been a large person. Even after two and a half years and a half years loading trucks for UPS I was still a 20 or 22W depending on brand…wait I am supposed to lie about size. I meant to say 16 to 18W. Technically petite because of my small legs but this article isn’t about clothing’s convoluted sizing conventions.

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Faith’s entire job is about endurance and running. She runs everywhere for work, Up buildings, along billboards, jumps over fences, and slides under everything.  

So if I was a good father, I think when the heat dies down, and the secret police aren’t trying to kill her, Faith would meet me at the gym and maybe even brunch afterwards.  

The fatherhood trifecta: bonding activity and brunch.  We ask for so little, even our trifectas only have two things.

Self Defense

Parents will do anything to protect their kids: Fathers will enter arm wrestling contests just to win some money, or buy a custom sefaith-connors-mirrors-edge-hd_gtfwmi truck to start a shipping company.

All just to provide for the little Winston Churchills. Heck I saw a mother put on a robotic exoskeleton and punch a H.R. Giger looking thing just to be reunited with
her kid.

Honestly, I’m not sure of the timeline in that last reference.  I was still Eiffel Towering from the “Over the Top” Reference, so much so that I made another reference.  

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With Faith you don’t need to worry, she can disarm and take down almost anyone without firing a single bullet.Speaking of bullets, she can take a couple of slugs before going down. I am pretty sure if I was grazed by a bullet I would be screaming my lungs off like a little kid getting a shot at the doctor’s.  

Points of Concern

With her always trying to overthrow the government, I would be afraid of being father-napped and used as a pawn or even worse being part of the problem and having to learn a life lesson like a crap sitcom.  

That mightMirrors-Edge-PS3 get tiring after a little while. With the face tattoo I would be worried about her biting off my ear and making a cameo in a Zack Galafanakis movie.  

In Conclusion

I would would be proud to have Faith as a daughter, so by my “Logic” that makes her a great female role model.  

Do you concur?

Till next time,  you gotta have Faith, Faith, Faith…

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