Thank you PhoenicianGold for your comments; I think they were very clear and align much with my own. I will try to stay close to the topic as possible, but I think I would like to clarify some things regarding Semiramis. When I read comments saying that she wasn't famous or well-known, it honestly perplexed me; I knew about Semiramis years before I ever read about any other Assyrian king. Now, I am not a historian at all: I like history and I like to read up on all these different civs, but I am much more familiar with the arts than I am with history. I also love opera; from the Baroque to the Romantic, operas about larger-than-life characters are the norm. Semiramide by Rossini is a well-known and well-regarded opera, and the role of Semiramide a vehicle for skilled sopranos including the famous aria Bel raggio lusinghier. Anyone who listens to opera will know Semiramide, whether they like Rossini or not. If I may make an assumption, I would wager that this same audience will not be familiar with Assyrian kings, and I struggle to think of an opera that mentions Ashurbanipal, etc. (not that there hasn't been one written, just that they are not famous in the operatic world). This is just one example. I also recall encountering Semiramis in Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies, an important Feminist literary work from the 15th century (which, funny enough, also mentions Dido and Theodora). To enthusiasts of Late Medieval literature, or Feminist theory, Semiramis would be well-know. My point is that Semiramis, depending on who you ask, is a very famous person, and much more than Ashurbanipal at that, shocking as that may seem. I realize that members of this forum look at leaders through a lens that values a specific set of standards for potential civ leaders, and that women leaders often do not fulfill these standards. As a member of this forum I realize and accept that this game will generally appeal to historians. The developers, thankfully, do not pick leaders based on the aforementioned strict standards. I find it rather insulting that suggestions for women leaders are reduced to "quota-filling;" when I suggested Semiramis, I simply thought she was famous enough, and that she would provide a nice visual contrast to Gilgamesh to help differentiate between Sumer and Assyria. I don't hope to convince people that my choice of leader is the correct one, but if she is chosen, I hope this will at least partially explain her appeal to people like me and not reduce her to "quota-filling."