In recent years, Magic: the Gathering has made a serious effort to improve its depiction of women. The past couple of years has seen such high-profile armor-plated badasses as General Tazri and Alesha, Who Smiles at Death.
General Tazri by Chris Rahn
But it’s a lot more fun to talk about times when they really, REALLY didn’t get it right. So let’s take it back about 10 years and look at Razia.
Razia, Boros Archangel by Donato Giancola
Quick backstory: the plane of Ravnica is ruled by 10 guilds. The Boros guild is effectively a militarized police force. At the head of the guild are the firemane angels and in command of them is Razia. I guess that she thought the standard issue boobplate wasn’t empowering enough and that a platemail thong would better inspire the morale of her troops.
Wizards of the Coast maintains their baffling process of making steps forward then making jumps back when it looks like they’re really progressing.