Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines On TV and In Books

2015, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines On TV and In Books

TV

Buffy Summers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy was one of the first female characters that I looked up to. This show pretty much got me through high school. It was great to see a female character that was brave and strong, but also girly and vulnerable. She could fight bad guys and worry about what to wear. She was the ultimate hero and she saved the world, a lot.

 

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars was another character that got me through those high school years. I love how tough and smart she was. She always stood up for what she believed in and tried to do the right things. I admired that. Plus, you got to love a girl handle a taser

 

Abbie Mills
Sleepy Hollow

Abbie is smart, strong, and capable. I knew I would love her from the moment I saw her in the Sleepy Hollow pilot. The show doesn’t work without her, she is her own hero. She is just fearless and such a good person. On top of all that it’s great to see a well-rounded black female character that I can look up too.

 

Felicity Smoak
Arrow

Felicity is just amazing, without her the Arrow wouldn’t work. She is smarter than everyone on that show put together and she knows it. She doesn’t need years of fight training be a part of that world. She uses her intelligence and it is the best weapon. On top of all that Felicity is the heart of Arrow. She’s been through a lot, and still manages to keep a positive outlook on life and be optimistic.

 

Sarah Manning
Orphan Black

Sarah is the reason I fell in love with Orphan Black. She is nowhere near perfect, and she gets herself into a lot of messes, but she tries so hard to keep the people she loves safe. Her relationships with Kira and Felix are wonderful and I love the different bonds she’s created with all the other clones. To be honest every one of the clones is equally amazing

 

Books

Sydney Sage
Bloodlines/Vampire Academy

Sydney is the type of heroine I had been looking for. She may not go around kicking ass like Rose, but she was smart, capable and a heroine in her own right. She is proof that women don’t have to go around beating up guys in order to be strong.

 

Penryn
Angelfall

Penryn has a lot on her plate, a schizophrenic mother, a little sister in a wheelchair, and on top of that it’s the end of the world and angels have taken over. Angelical is one of my favorite books and that is mostly because of Penryn. Her dedication to her sister and her refusal to give up are admirable.

 

Claire Beauchamp
Outlander

I’ve only read the first Outlander book and seen the show, but so far Claire is definitely one of my favorites. Thrown into a different time she manages to save herself and adapt to the situation she’s been flung into. I can’t wait to read/see more of Claire’s adventures!

 

Elizabeth Bennet
Pride and Prejudice

I read this book in high school and didn’t fully appreciate it until I read it again about two years ago after watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I love every version of Elizabeth Bennet. You have to admire her for wanting to be in charge of her own life and not settling for less just to make others happy.

 

Sansa Stark
A Song of Ice and Fire

I know a lot of people hate Sansa, but I love her. She’s a fourteen-year-old girl who got thrown into the game of thrones and yes she makes some stupid mistakes but she learns. She watches what is going on around her and she learns from it. She may not fight like Arya or have dragons like Daenerys but I still believe she can be pretty powerful in her own right someday.

 

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37 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Heroines On TV and In Books”

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Yay another Sansa lover! She gets so much hate, I always feel so protective of her.

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Everyone should love Veronica, if they don’t they’re just wrong lol. I was torn between Sarah and Alison for the clones, but Alison is more of a cautionary tale lol. Tatiana is amazing, sometimes I forget that all the clones are played by the same person.

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you! I’ve always loved Sydney, I was so excited when she got her own series.

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Buffy is everything! I have the box set and I watch it every now and then, it always makes me happy :)

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you! Everyone seems to love Buffy and Veronica, which is a good thing!

  1. Aidyl

    I totally would have to agree with you about not fully appreciating Lizzy Bennet the first time I read P&P. After I began studying Jane Austen’s life though, I realized how much more there was beyond what I read the first time. I went to England last year and bought an old copy from the 1890’s and read it while we were there. That was pretty cool!
    Check out my top ten heroines: http://www.aidylewoh.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-favorite-heroines-from_24.html

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      That sounds awesome! I’m so happy I went back and read more of Jane Austen’s work, I definitely didn’t appreciate it when I was a teenager.

  2. [email protected]

    I don’t know how Penryn does it. She manages to kick ass and I love her loyalty towards her family.

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    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I love Penryn so much! Her dedication to her family is great, and I just love reading about her.

  3. Quinn's Book Nook

    Oh my gosh, Veronica Mars is amazing! If I listed heroines from TV shows I would also list Peggy Carter from Agent Carter. Have you been watching that. I just recently discovered the awesomeness of that show and it’s amazing.

    I haven’t really watched Arrow, but I’m thinking I should. I want to meet Felicity.

    And wow, I adore Elizabeth Bennet.

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    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I watched the first episode of Agent Carter than I feel behind. I figured I’d just wait until it was over and binge watch the whole thing. I loved the first episode though.

      WATCH Arrow!! You won’t regret it.

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I could never pick just one tv character, I love them all too much lol. But Buffy above all, she’s just the ultimate heroine.

  4. [email protected]' Los Libros

    Oh I love that you divided it up! Love Buffy and VMars! I miss those shows! I’m also a huge Felicity fan, so yay! I came really close to putting Sydney on my list and I love you put Elizabeth! I can’t wait to meet Penryn and Claire!

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    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      I miss those shows too, there’s nothing like them anymore. You need to meet Penryn and Claire, they’re awesome!

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      The Outlander book and show are so good! I can’t wait for the show to come back.

  5. Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales

    I love Felicity!She’s such an adorable character and she often reminds me of Donna from Suits-whom I also love-but a lot more awkward. I’ve been shipping her with Oliver for so long,and my shipper heart was so happy with season 3:)
    Finally a list that has Sydney!I was so sad to not see her in many lists,as she’s one of my favourite MCs ever.I really admire her.And Sydrian is my OTP!

    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Sydrian is my OTP too! I love them so much, unpopular opinion, I like them way more than Rose/Dimitri. I was so happy that they got their own series, I’m dreading reading the last book because I don’t want it to be over. Felicity and Donna definitely have a lot in common, including stubborn bosses(or ex boss in Felicity’s case).

  6. Kaja

    These are some seriously awesome picks. Felicity would definitely make my top 10 if I did movie/tv heroines! (And I want to steal her wardrobe. Just wow.)
    And YES on Sansa – I love how she changes and learns and becomes so much stronger. She’s great.

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    • Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Tamara @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks! Felicity’s closet must be the happiest place on Earth lol. I would love her wardrobe.
      Sansa is great, she learns from all the players around her and I love that.

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