Is this the most realistic portrayal of a woman in all of anime?
Can't wake up?
I think it really depends how you define "realistic". I think Re-L was an excellent and believable female character, but I don't think she was a realistic depiction of a woman at all. Realistically, women are nothing like Re-L, and don't want to have anything with combat, hard work, or getting dirty.
>and don't want to have anything with combat, hard work, or getting dirty.
This all pretty much holds true for Re-L. Hell, she also spends a good portion of the story bullying Vincent into doing what she wants. And he mostly goes along with it because he likes her.
She does, but when it comes down to it she'll still do what needs to be done, especially fighting. I don't feel that's true for most women who won't make hard decisions or actions even if they absolutely need to. Most women wait for a man to save them, or just accept their fate rather than making sacrifices and hard decisions to do what they need to.
>she also spends a good portion of the story bullying Vincent into doing what she wants
Bullying a beta orbiter into doing what she wants is probably the most realistic thing about her.
>Also didn't Monad lose her shit when Ergo abandoned her? If anything she's the beta orbiter.
Re-L isn't Monad, though.
Although it's implied that she's a human clone of the Monad Proxy.