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The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite current TV characters who are women or girls. No canceled shows!

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which female characters are the best of the best on TV show characters right now?

Are you a Jess Day kind of person, or an Arya Stark lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite female characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list.

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Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #2 Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones
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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #1 Game of Thrones
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Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #3 Game of Thrones
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Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
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Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #5 Game of Thrones
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Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #7 Game of Thrones
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Jennifer
LaChance added Criminal Minds
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Melinda May is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
freelancerrh added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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Lagertha Lothbrok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
jess-hart added Vikings
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Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
RebeccaHannah added The 100
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Michonne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
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Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
looksharp added Modern Family
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Penelope Garcia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LaChance added Criminal Minds
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Kara Zor-El is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Julia Montiel added Supergirl
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Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
MektoubChabane added Grey's Anatomy
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Alicia Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Clexaholic added Alicia Clark Fear The Walking Dead
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Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons
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Crazy Eyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Amy Boal added Crazy Eyes Orange Is the New Black
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Felicity Smoak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Arrow
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Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Bob's Burgers
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Eleanor Shellstrop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
maybe91 added The Good Place
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Malory Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Archer
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Lexa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Lexa The 100
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Octavia Blake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Clexaholic added The 100