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Alex is the main and playable character on Minecraft along with their masculine equivalent, Steve.

They were featured as a character in Super Smash Bros on October 1, 2020, and Minecraft Dungeons on May 26, 2020.

Background and Development

According to the WIRED article released on April 28, 2015, there was the concern for the lack of representation in the diversity of Minecraft playbase, thus the character Alex will be a complementary addition to Minecraft as a randomly-assigned character, featuring "thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail", according to Mojang. Alex has been added in version 1.8 in September 2014. In the summer, Alex later released on both consoles, Xbox and Playstation, first and later in mobiles, Pocket Edition.[1][2]

Appearance

Alex is a feminine character with bright orange hair hanging to the left side, pale white skin, and white eyes with green pupils, with a light-green shirt (un-tucked on the right side, and a dark green belt wrapped around it), a pair of brown pants, and grayish boots. Alex appears to have pinkish lips and has thinner arms than Steve. Alex's design shares similarities to lead designer Jens Bergensten. They are often referred to as the "slim" skin on various websites such as "The Skindex.".

Powers/abilities

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References

  1. Minecraft addresses gender gap with free 'Alex' update | WIRED UK
  2. Minecraft for consoles getting new default female character, Alex, this week - Polygon
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