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.
1 428 100 Carol Peletier The Walking Dead
2 228 98 Brienne of Tarth Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
3 224 98 StaB added Lagertha Lothbrok Vikings
4 193 97 Jessica Huang Fresh Off the Boat
5 180 97 Dr. Rainbow Johnson Black-ish
6 173 99 Deandra Reynolds It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
7 181 108 Arya Stark Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
8 162 97 Marcia Clark The People v. O.J. Simpson
9 160 99 Regina Mills Once Upon a Time
10 157 98 Lena Ray Donovan
11 153 98 Detective Rosa Diaz Brooklyn Nine-Nine
12 104 51 Brigitte Brazeau added Tara Chambler The Walking Dead
13 149 99 Eleven Stranger Things
14 147 99 Whiterose Mr. Robot
15 164 119 Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire
16 143 99 StaB added Sarah Manning Orphan Black
17 143 99 Sam Fox Better Things
18 143 100 LanaYoshii added Elizabeth Keen The Blacklist
19 142 99 Helena Orphan Black
20 138 99 StaB added Octavia Black The 100
21 93 54 Loftka added Lexa Kadosh -