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It's been a while since I've done one of these! But I get to talk about tv, so I couldn't resist. I kept my list to heroines who only appear in one medium (or rather the medium they first appeared in), so no anime characters today.
Abby Mills from Sleepy Hollow
Season 2 has been pretty shaky for me, but it's starting to pick up again, and I LOVED season 1. Abby Mills is a huge part of that. She's smart, she's badass, and best of all - despite being totally badass, she's also very emotional. She cries when she's upset, she gets ragey when she's pissed, and she's not afraid to show it.
Olivia Benson from Law & Order SVU
If there was ever a heroine on tv who was a complete role model for me, Olivia Benson would be it. Even when SVU swings and misses (which it does more frequently than not lately), Olivia keeps me watching the show. She's shaped a lot of my beliefs and has made me aware of issues I wouldn't have know about otherwise.
Donna Noble from Doctor Who
I don't care what anyone else says, Donna is my favourite companion. (Although Rory comes close. Followed by Amy. Clearly I have a thing for redheads) She's funny and goofy and I think as far as character arcs go, her growth as a character is the best. And she's the Doctor's best pal - I can't say that any of the other companions. Sadly, she's the only one without romantic undertones (or jealousy at said romantic undertones with other companions).
Jo Lupo from Eureka
Ah, Jo. Unafraid to embrace both the sexy and be assertive in pretty much any situation, she's a definite favourite of mine. Added bonus, Jo/Zane is one of my most passionate OTPs ever. EVER.
Olivia Dunham from Fringe
Olivia is actually in many ways the opposite of everyone I have described so far. She's very closed off, and a true introvert. I feel like you don't see many leading ladies as introverted characters, and it's refreshing to have Olivia.
Gil Ra-Im from Secret Garden
She's a stunt actress, so obviously she's crazy good at action stuff which is...well, again, super badass. But she's also incredibly straight-forward and sincere, focused and career oriented. Despite that, she's not afraid to fall in love. In fact, if Kim Joo-won stopped being such a jerk earlier, I honestly don't think she would have put up a fight about it.
Eun-chan from Coffee Prince
...ok so there's a reason why Secret Garden and Coffee Prince are two of my favourite K-Dramas. Eun-chan is very similar to Gil Ra-Im (and in many ways have a similar set up story wise), but I'd say shyer in general. And of course she's part of probably my biggest OTP ever, so I'm pretty biased on this one.
Willow Rosenburg from Buffy
Geek girls are always going to be my favourite, and having a geek girl move from cute and innocent to basically one of the most powerful people in the world is pretty amazing. Really I'm a fan of all of Whedon's women (I even really love Faith!) and I actually had a hard time choosing only one (couldn't I have picked say..the entire cast of Firefly?), but Willow's been a favourite for the longest, so she wins.
Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time
Ok, first can I just say that I want her evil queen wardrobe? Like seriously, I would hardcore wear the crap out everything she wears. As evil queen. Mayor wardrobe is significantly blander. Until recently Rumple has been my favourite character, but this last season has significantly dampened my enjoyment of him as a grey character (he feels more like a charicature of himself and without a lot of the complexity I've loved). Unsurprisingly Regina has always been a close second (If I'm not being swayed by Hook's good looks) so she's definitely taken the lead this season. Even if she is good these days and therefore lacking that fabulous wardrobe. But really she has everything in her character that I loved about Rumple's character - so I'm always happy to see evil or good Regina.
Felicia Day in everything she's ever been in
I mentioned how I loved geek girls? Well Felicia Day is the QUEEN of geek girls. The Guild is one of the most original shows I've come across, and she is delightfully awkward as Codex. Or Charlie in Supernatural. Or Holly on Eureka. She always plays quirky, socially awkward girls that I've seen so far, and it's funny because from what I've seen on her other media platforms she's actually pretty outgoing. But yeah. Felicia Day love forever!