So this is a weekly posting for various topics in fiction; this week, everyone was doing different things, so I picked my favorite of the ones others were doing and here it is- my top favorite female characters(this one person did one for ones that are strong, but not kick-ass). Since I can, I decided to do my favorite of both. :) (I meant to post this yesterday, but I wasn't able to get around to it).
So, first off, I'm going to do my favorite strong, kick-ass female characters.
1: Siri Tachi
Well, she's obviously a Jedi and they are always badass(well, expect for a certain Etain, who is ANNOYING). She was in the same classes as Obi-Wan(even though she was two years younger), and was an excellent, all around, Jedi. She became a Master, trained a Padawan, and was the best Jedi she could be. She was loyal, yet never a sheep, and has been a role model and someone I have related to ever since I read about her. :)
2: Jaina Solo
3: All female Jedi and Sith (Tahiri Veila, Tenel Ka, Satele Shan, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Meetra Surick, Bastila Shan, Luminara Unduli, Shaak Ti, Barriss Offee, Aayla Secura, Darra Thel-Tanis, Adi Gallia, Stass Allie, Darth Zannah, Tahl, Mara Jade, etc)
All female Jedi and Sith in Star Wars are amazing, kick-ass women/girls(except Etain). It was one of the many reasons I loved Star Wars growing up- the abundance of female Jedi for me to read about.
4: Eowyn and Tauriel (Middle Earth Women)
5: Hermione Granger
6: Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg (and pretty much all Buffyverse girls)
7: Attack on Titan girls (Sasha, Annie, Mikasa, Christa, Ymir, Petra, etc) I'd add Hange, but they are non-binary, so I decided against it since they don't identify as female(or male).
8: Doctor Who women (Rose, Martha, Donna)
9: River Tam
10: Black Widow
11:(bonus) ATLA girls (Katara, Toph, Suki, Mai, Azula, and Ty-Lee)
Honorable Mentions: Mulan, Padme Amidala, Leia Organa, Annabeth Chase(PJ and HoO), Katniss Everdeen, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, Zoe(Firefly), Arthuria(Fate/Zero), Holo(Spice and Wolf), Melinda May(Agents of SHIELD), Faith Lehane(Buffy/Angel), Juliet(from Romeo X Juliet), Princess Mononoke, many of the girls in Studio Ghibli films, Marian(Robin Hood BBC), Djaq(Robin Hood), etc
Strong, but not-kick-ass, female characters
2: Cordelia Chase
3: Tara MaClay
4: Women of Downton Abbey (Anna, Mary, Edith, Sybil, Mrs. Hughes, Violet Crawley, Isobel Crawley)
5: Toshiko Sato
6: Skye and Jemma Simmons(Agents of SHIELD)
7: Melinda Sordino
8: Winifred(Fred) Burkle
9: Makoto Konno
10: Mon Mothma
Honorable Mentions: Julia(Star-Crossed), Sophia(Star-Crossed), Eponine, Cosette, Fantine, many girls in Studio Ghibli films, Asuna(Children Who Chase Lost Voices), Belle(Beauty and the Beast), etc