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.
1 426 95 Carol Peletier The Walking Dead
2 225 96 Brienne of Tarth Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
3 221 96 StaB added Lagertha Lothbrok Vikings
4 192 96 Jessica Huang Fresh Off the Boat
5 179 96 Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish
6 172 97 Deandra Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
7 176 106 Arya Stark Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
8 160 96 Marcia Clark The People v. O.J. Simpson
9 157 96 Lena Ray Donovan
10 158 97 Regina Mills Once Upon a Time
11 104 48 Brigitte Brazeau added Tara Chambler The Walking Dead
12 150 97 Detective Rosa Diaz Brooklyn Nine-Nine
13 147 97 Whiterose Mr. Robot
14 147 98 Eleven Stranger Things
15 143 97 LanaYoshii added Elizabeth Keen The Blacklist
16 143 97 Sam Fox Better Things
17 142 97 StaB added Sarah Manning Orphan Black
18 161 117 Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
19 141 97 Helena Orphan Black
20 137 97 StaB added Octavia Black The 100
21 90 51 StaB added Adalind Schade Grimm
22 90 52 Loftka added Lexa Kadosh -