Sure everyone knows princess peach, sure everyone knows samus, everyone knows Tifa, and lara croft. Here are some of my fav females who are pretty powerful and or just very smart. Alena from dragon quest 4. She is a complete tom boy, doesnt listen to her father which is a king. She leaves the castle to fight monsters, and even wins a fighting tournament by her self. She does a lot of damage to enemies make her one of the best characters in the game
Jade from beyond good and evil. She is very smart, maybe to smart and she fights soliders and aliens only with her staff. A lot of virgins didnt like her cause she wasnt anything like most other females at the time, she wasnt trying to be sexy.
Noa from legend of legaia. Sure she isnt the smartest female ever. Though thats not her fault, she was alone by her self only with a Ra-seru to talk to. Other then that she was living in the mountain with no human contact and as no idea how people act on the out side world. So some people think she acts to much like a kid, well have your parents die, then get stranded in a mountain with no human contact and tell me how well you would do. She always tries to see the positive side of things, even when her brother turns evil.
Alexandra Roivas. Do I even have to explain how much of a badass she has to become to fight evil its self. Not many fanboys will like this character, like Jade she isnt trying to be sexy, just uncover secrets about her grandfather and in the last battle with evil its self she doesnt even back down.