Let’s get right down to the most badass female TV characters gracing your screen right now in 2016-2017. So many new shows are putting badass women on TV where they shoot, shop, curse, stab, arrest, investigate, hack, rule, and facelessly get revenge on their enemies all while zinging out razor-sharp dialogue. These ladies are not here to be saved as some sort of damsel furniture and serve a weak plotline. Nope. These female TV badasses don’t need to be rescued. In fact, hang on, they’re coming to save YOU right now.
Across cable, network, and streaming there are tons of female badasses on TV now. They’re playing leads, carrying ratings, and breaking up those old ideas about badass girl TV characters. To be clear, we’re not talking about the best female characters so much as we’re talking about the most badass. She’s got a mission and she’s going to do it, even if she has to make an exit where someone is standing. Or she’ll just swoop down with her dragon and burn your stronghold down. That’s the kind of female TV badasses we’re talking about.
Who are the most awesome women on current shows? Cookie Lyon on Empire? Helena or another one of the clones on Orphan Black? Eleven from Stranger Things? Taystee on Orange Is the New Black? Darlene on Mr. Robot? Or do you prefer Dom or Whiterose from the same show? Carol or Michonne from The Walking Dead? Dany, Cersei, or Arya from Game of Thrones?
There are a lot of current badass TV characters to choose from. But why choose? Vote up all the ladies who really don't need your help, thanks.
1 435 104 Carol Peletier The Walking Dead
2 230 103 Brienne of Tarth Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
3 228 103 StaB added Lagertha Lothbrok Vikings
4 198 101 Jessica Huang Fresh Off the Boat
5 180 101 Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish
6 184 111 Arya Stark Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
7 175 103 Deandra Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
8 164 99 Marcia Clark The People v. O.J. Simpson
9 166 102 Regina Mills Once Upon a Time
10 159 101 Detective Rosa Diaz Brooklyn Nine-Nine
11 158 101 Lena Ray Donovan
12 159 103 Eleven Stranger Things
13 105 54 Brigitte Brazeau added Tara Chambler The Walking Dead
14 172 121 Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
15 147 102 Whiterose Mr. Robot
16 145 101 LanaYoshii added Elizabeth Keen The Blacklist
17 144 101 StaB added Sarah Manning Orphan Black
18 143 101 Helena Orphan Black
19 143 102 Sam Fox Better Things
20 96 55 Loftka added Lexa Kadosh -