"We had a strong independent female"

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"We had a strong independent female" is an excuse made to dismiss criticism on Mary Sue characters.


It is well known that most female characters are shown as weak back in the 1960s and earlier before the gender equality movement became more common. It was not until the late 20th century that this problem is now fixed. However as SJWs came into the picture, they started to make a female character that is a Mary Sue or a propaganda type character. Just because you made a strong and powerful female character does not mean you had to make them bland, overpowered, and a tool.

Often when a strong female character ends up being criticized for either poor writing, being sexist to the male audience, being a Mary Sue or even there to promote an ideology and nothing else, some people might use the "We had a strong independent female" as an excuse for doing so. Saying that statement shouldn't be a good enough excuse for making low-quality and effortless strong female characters in general. This excuse also treats females like they are unintelligent beings or idiots with no real taste, which isn't true. In fact, critically acclaimed trilogies like Star Wars have had worse off sequels because they try hard to be "politically correct".

Even if a strong female character is mostly aimed at female audiences, male audiences may also be interested in this character as well. There are many examples of this, but the most well known one are Ochaco Uraraka, Amethyst, Lyn, Raven, and Spinel, just to name few. The aforementioned characters are for female audiences, yet they have enough substance and real effort put in to be relatable and entertaining for the male audience and don't pander towards feminists.

There is no excuse for making a strong female character poorly written just because you want to pander to SJWs.

Examples of a poorly written strong female character

  • Abby Anderson (The Last of Us II)
  • Admiral Holdo (Star Wars sequel trilogy)
  • Agent M (Men In Black: International)
  • America Chavez (Miss America)
  • Anastasia Steele (Fifty Shades trilogy)
  • Batwoman (Arroverse, "strong independent lesbian")
  • Bella Dawson (Bella and the Bulldogs)
  • Bella Swan (Twilight)
  • Berry Shirayuki (Tokyo Mew Mew à la Mode)
  • Blisstina "Bliss" Untonium (The Powerpuff Girls (2016))
  • Blue Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Captain Marvel (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Charlie's Angels (Charlie's Angels (2019))
  • Charlotte Page (Henry Danger)
  • Ciara (Knight Squad)
  • Dani Ramos (Terminator: Dark Fate)
  • Disney Princesses (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  • Ella (Happily N'Ever After)
  • Elodie (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters (2016))
  • Grace (Terminator: Dark Fate)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 (2016))
  • Hua Mulan (Mulan (2020))
  • Ironheart (Ironheart, "strong independent black female")
  • Jade West (Victorious)
  • Jailbreak (The Emoji Movie)
  • Jane Foster (Thor (2014-present))
  • Jasmine (Aladdin (2019))
  • Jasper (Steven Universe)
  • Jes and Zofia Blazkowicz (Wolfenstein)
  • Jyoti Kaur (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)
  • Supergirl/Kara Denvers (Arrowverse)
  • Kayley (Quest for Camelot)
  • Kim Possible (Kim Possible (2019))
  • Lady K (Oggy and the Cockroaches)
  • Michael Burnham (Star Trek: Discovery, "strong independent black female")
  • Miss O (Letter People)
  • Mystique (X-Men: Dark Phoenix)
  • Nella the Princess Knight (Nella the Princess Knight, "strong independent biracial")
  • Nomi Malone (Showgirls)
  • Pink Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Rey (Star Wars sequel trilogy)
  • Rose Tico (Star Wars sequel trilogy)
  • Ruby Daly (The Darkest Minds (film))
  • Sarina Shizukume (Magical Girl Site)
  • Scout (Buddy Thunderstruck)
  • Snow White (Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White—Another Bite @ the Apple)
  • Thirteenth Doctor (Doctor Who)
  • Vanellope von Schweetz (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  • White Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Yellow Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Yukari Takeba (Persona 3)
  • Zoey (Total Drama All-Stars)
  • Zoey Brooks (Zoey 101)

Examples of a well written strong female character

  • 22 (Soul)
  • 2B (Nier: Automata)
  • A2 (Nier: Automata)
  • Abby Archer (Grossology)
  • Abigail Lincoln/Numbuh 5 (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Ada McGrath (The Piano)
  • Adelaide Wilson (Us)
  • Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels, and The Mandalorian)
  • Aigis (Persona 3)
  • Aisling (The Secret of Kells)
  • Akane Owari (Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair)
  • Akane Tsunemori (Psycho-Pass)
  • Akeno Himejima (High School DxD)
  • Alex (Totally Spies!)
  • Alice (Alice in Wonderland (1951))
  • Alice Zuberg/Alice Synthesis Thirty (Sword Art Online)
  • Alita (Battle Angel Alita and Alita: Battle Angel (2019))
  • Amelia Vanek (The Babadook)
  • Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
  • Amethyst (Steven Universe)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Andi Mack (Andi Mack)
  • Android #18 (Dragon Ball)
  • Angela Ziegler (Overwatch)
  • Anna (Frozen)
  • Anne Boonchuy (Amphibia)
  • Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan)
  • Ann Takamaki/Panther (Persona 5)
  • Anta (Touki Bouki)
  • Arriety (Arriety)
  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Asajj Ventress (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
  • Ashley Spinelli (Recess)
  • Asuka (Senran Kagura)‎‎
  • Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Asuna Yuuki (Sword Art Online)
  • Atlanta (Class of the Titans)
  • Athena Asamiya (Psycho Soldier/The King of Fighters)
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty (1959))
  • Ayane (Dead or Alive)
  • Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Baiken (Guilty Gear)
  • Barbara Gordon (pre-New 52)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)
  • Bea Smith (Wentworth)
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast (1991))
  • Beth Heke (Once Were Warriors)
  • Betty Barrett (Atomic Betty)
  • Black Widow (Black Widow)
  • Blake Belladonna (RWBY)
  • Blanc/White Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Blaze the Cat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Billi Wang (The Farewell)
  • Bitsmith (Steven Universe)
  • Blance Devereux (The Golden Girls)
  • Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls (1998))
  • Bonnie Parker (Bonnie and Clyde)
  • Bo Peep (Toy Story 4)
  • The Bride (Kill Bill)
  • Bridie (The Adventures of Sam)
  • Brigitte Lindholm (Overwatch)
  • Bubbles (The Powerpuff Girls (1998))
  • Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Bu-Ling Huang/Mew Pudding (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball)
  • Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls (1998))
  • BW (Long Gone Gulch)
  • Calamity Jane (Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary)
  • Candy Chui (Gravity Falls)
  • Cameron Phillips (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Cammy White (Street Fighter)
  • Cara Dune (The Mandalorian)
  • Carmelita Fox (Sly Cooper)
  • Carmen Cortez (Spy Kids)
  • Carmen Sandiego (Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?/Carmen Sandiego (2019))
  • Carrie White (Carrie)
  • Casca (Berserk)
  • Cassandra Cain (Batman)
  • Cassie Cage (Mortal Kombat)
  • Cassie Harrison (Bounty Hamster)
  • Cathy Gale (The Avengers (British TV series))
  • Cecilia (The Purple Rose of Cairo)
  • Celie (The Color Purple)
  • Charlie Magne (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Charlie's Angels (Charlie's Angels (2000))
  • Charlotte (Samurai Shodown)
  • Cher Horowitz (Clueless)
  • Cherri Bomb (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Chibiusa (Sailor Moon)
  • Chi-Chi (Dragon Ball)
  • Chie Satonaka (Persona 4)
  • Chihiro Ogino (Spirited Away)
  • Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
  • Chris Yukine (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella (1950))
  • Cinderella (Cinderella (2015))
  • Clare (Claymore)
  • Clare Carroll (The Nightingale)
  • Clarice Starling (Hannibal Lecter)
  • Cleopatra Jones (Cleopatra Jones)
  • Clover (Totally Spies!)
  • Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
  • Coffy (Coffy)
  • Connie Maheswaran (Steven Universe)
  • Consuelo (Nahuel and the Magic Book)
  • Colette Bonhour (The Long Long Holiday)
  • Copi (Xico's Journey)
  • Coraline Jones (Coraline)
  • CC (Code Geass)
  • Daenerys Targaryen (Seasons 1-7)
  • Dana Scully (The X-Files)
  • Daria Morgendorffer (Daria)
  • Delilah Devonshire (Delilah & Julius)
  • Delores (The League of 5)
  • Dendy (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Diane (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Dorothy Ann Hudson (The Magic School Bus)
  • Dorothy Zbornak (The Golden Girls)
  • Dottie Hinson (A League of Their Own)
  • Eclipsa (Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • Echidna (Re: Zero)
  • Elektra (Elektra)
  • Ellen Ripley (Alien)
  • Ellie (The Last of Us)
  • Elizabeth Liones (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Ellie Rose (The Henry Stickmin Collection)
  • Elsa (Frozen)
  • Emma (The Promised Neverland)
  • Emma Peel (The Avengers (British TV series))
  • Emilia (Re:Zero)
  • Emily (Thomas & Friends)
  • Enid Mettle (OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes)
  • Erica Wang/Plungerina (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants)
  • Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  • Eula Peazant (Daughters of the Dust)
  • Eve Batiste (Eve's Bayou)
  • Evelyn Salt (Salt)
  • Fa Mulan (Mulan (1998))
  • Filia (Skullgirls)
  • Fio Piccolo (Porco Rosso)
  • Flame Princess (Adventure Time)
  • Foxy Brown (Foxy Brown)
  • Francine Hughes (The Burning Bed)
  • Fresia (Nahuel and the Magic Book)
  • Fubuki (One-Punch Man)
  • Futaba Sakura/Oracle (Persona 5)
  • Futaba Yozakura (Mission: Yozakura Family)
  • Fuuko Izumo (Undead Unluck)
  • Gamora (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Garnet (Steven Universe)
  • Georgina Spica (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover)
  • Ginger (Ginger's Tale)
  • Ginger Foutley (As Told by Ginger)
  • Giselle (Enchanted)
  • Glimmer (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • Go Go Tomago (Big Hero 6)
  • Gwen Tennyson (Ben 10 (2005))
  • Hachikuji Mayoi (The Monogatari series)
  • Hanji Zoë (Attack on Titan)
  • Haru (Beastars)
  • Haru Yoshioka (The Cat Returns)
  • Haruhi Fujioka (Ouran High School Host Club)
  • Helen Lyle (Candyman)
  • Helen Park (Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War)
  • Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
  • Hibiki Tachibana (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Hilda (Hilda)
  • Himiko Toga (My Hero Academia)
  • Hinata Hyuga (Naruto)
  • Historia Reiss (Attack on Titan)
  • Hitagi Senjougahara (The Monogatari series)
  • Homura Akemi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Honey Lemon (Big Hero 6)
  • Hong Meiling (Touhou Project)
  • Huenchur (Nahuel and the Magic Book)
  • Hushpuppy (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Ibuki (Street Fighter)
  • Ichigo Momomiya/Mew Ichigo (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • Illyasviel von Eisbern (Fate series)
  • Imperator Furiosa (Mad Max: Fury Road)
  • Inez (Cyberchase)
  • Inner Moka Akashiya (Rosario + Vampire, Manga incarnation)
  • Isabella (The Promised Neverland)
  • Iroha (Samurai Shodown)
  • Ivy Valentine (Soulcalibur)
  • Jackie (Cyberchase)
  • Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown)
  • Jade Chan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Jasmin Münchgstettner (Bagdad Cafe)
  • Jaye Tyler (Wonderfalls)
  • Jen Masterson (6teen)
  • Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
  • Jessica Cruz/Green Lalter (DC Comics)
  • Jessie (Toy Story sequels)
  • Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
  • Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark)
  • Joan Wilder (Romancing the Stone)
  • Jo (Kid Cosmic)
  • Jolyne Cujoh (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Joy Pepper (Superbook (2011))
  • Josie Trent (Strange Days at Blake Holsey High)
  • Jun the Swan (Science Ninja Team Gatchaman)
  • Juniper Lee (The Life and Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Judy Hopps (Zootopia)
  • Jyn Erso (Star Wars)
  • Kale Stiglic (Our Hero)
  • Kallen Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
  • Kameo (Kameo: Elements of Power)
  • Kanade Amou (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats!)
  • Karen Beecher/Bumblebee (DC Comics)
  • Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
  • Katalina Alize (Granblue Fanatsy Versus)
  • Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Katie Mitchell (Connected/The Mitchells vs The Machines)
  • Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
  • Keesha Franklin (The Magic School Bus)
  • Kei Yonagi (Act-Age)
  • Keiko Yukimura (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  • Kelly (Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • Kiana Kaslana (Honkai Impact 3rd)
  • Kiki (Kiki's Delivery Service)
  • Kirie Konami (World Trigger)
  • Kirika Akatsuki (Senki Zesshou Symphogear G)
  • Kiyoko Shimizu (Haikyu!!)
  • Kima Greggs (The Wire)
  • Kimiko Tohomiko (Xiaolin Showdown)
  • Kim Possible (Kim Possible (2002))
  • Kimberly Ann Hart (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Kira Nerys (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
  • Kitana (Mortal Kombat)
  • Kitt Wonn (Dragon Booster)
  • Komaru Naegi (Danganronpa Another Epiosde: Ultra Despair Girls)
  • Korra (The Legend of Korra)
  • Kurisu Makise (Steins;Gate)
  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date A Live)
  • Kyoka Jiro (My Hero Academia)
  • Kyoko Kirigiri (Danganronpa)
  • Kyoko Sakura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Kylie Bucknell (Housebound)
  • La Brava/Manami Aiba (My Hero Acadmeia)
  • Lady (Devil May Cry)
  • Lady Bird (Lady Bird)
  • Laetitia (Lupin III: The First)
  • Lana Kane (Archer)
  • Lapis Lazuili (Steven Universe)
  • Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
  • Laura (Logan)
  • Laurel Lightfoot (Onward)
  • Laurie Strode (Halloween)
  • Leela (Futurama)
  • Leeloo (The Fifth Element)
  • Leia Organa (Star Wars original trilogy)
  • Lena (Skyland)
  • Lena Oxton (Overwatch)
  • Leona Heidern (The King of Fighters)
  • Lettuce Midorikawa/Mew Lettuce (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • Lily "Muguette" (The Long Long Holiday)
  • Lisa Landry (Sister, Sister)
  • Lisa Lisa (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Liz and Patty Thompson (Soul Eater)
  • Lizzie McGuire (Lizzie McGuire)
  • Lola (Run Lola Run)
  • Louise Sawyer (Thelma & Louise)
  • Lucy Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Lucy Jeffers (Jeopardy)
  • Lucy Mann (Ben 10)
  • Luz Noceda (The Owl House)
  • Lyn (Fire Emblem)
  • Madeline (Madeline)
  • Mai Shiranui (Fatal Fury/KOF)
  • Major Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)
  • Maka Albarn (Soul Eater)
  • Maki Harukawa (Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony)
  • Maki Oze (Fire Force)
  • Makoto Nanaya (BlazBlue)
  • Makoto Niijima/Queen (Persona 5)
  • Marion Ravenwood (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • Maria Cadenzavna Eve (Senki Zesshou Symphogear G)
  • Marji (Persepolis)
  • Mary Daisy Dinkle (Mary and Max)
  • Master Tigress (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Master Viper (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Mebh Óg MacTíre (Wolfwalkers)
  • Mei-Ling Zhou (Overwatch)
  • Mera (Aquaman)
  • Merida (Brave)
  • Merlin (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  • Mia Dolan (La La Land)
  • Midnight (My Hero Academia)
  • Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
  • Miko Kubota (Glitch Techs)
  • Miku Kohinata (Senki Zesshou Symphogear)
  • Millia Rage (Guilty Gear)
  • Mina Ashido (My Hero Academia)
  • Mint Aizawa/Mew Mint (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Mitsuru Kirijo (Persona 3)
  • Moana (Moana)
  • Molly Craig (Rabbit-Proof Fence)
  • Momo Yaoyorozu (My Hero Academia)
  • Moon Butterfly (Star vs the Forces of Evil)
  • Motoko Aoyama (Love Hina, manga incarnation)
  • Mt. Lady (My Hero Academia)
  • Muncie Thunderstruck (Buddy Thunderstruck)
  • Mutsumi Yozakura (Mission: Yozakura Family)
  • Nakoruru (Samurai Shodown)
  • Nami (One Piece)
  • Nana Peazant (Daughters of the Dust)
  • Nancy Botwin (Weeds)
  • Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
  • Natasha (Princess Natasha)
  • Nausicaä (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
  • Nepgear/Purple Sister (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Neptune/Purple Heart (Hyperdimension Neptunia)
  • Neri (Ocean Girl)
  • Nico Robin (One Piece)
  • Nix Degraves (Guns Akimbo)
  • Nobara Kugisaki (Jujutsu Kaisen)
  • Noel Vermillion (BlazBlue)
  • Noelle Silva (Black Clover)
  • Nola Darling (She's Gotta Have It)
  • Norma Rae Webster (Norma Rae)
  • Nya (Ninjago)
  • Ochaco Uraraka (My Hero Academia)
  • Ofelia (Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Olivier Mira Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Origami Tobiichi (Date A Live)
  • Orihime Inoue (Bleach)
  • Pacifica Northwest (Gravity Falls)
  • Padme Amidala (Star Wars)
  • Paikea Apirana (Whale Rider)
  • Parvana (The Breadwinner)
  • Pearl (Steven Universe)
  • Peggy Carter (Captain America)
  • Penny Proud (The Proud Family)
  • Pepper Ann Pearson (Pepper Ann)
  • Pepper Potts (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Petunia Rhubarb (VeggieTales)
  • Phoebe Terese (The Magic School Bus)
  • Piper (Storm Hawks)
  • Piper Champman (Orange Is the New Black)
  • P.I.X.A.L. (Ninjago)
  • Pieck Finger (Attack on Titan)
  • Power (Chainsaw Man)
  • Precious Jones (Precious)
  • Princess Daisy (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Princess Fiona (Shrek)
  • Princess Mirana (DOTA: Dragon's Blood)
  • Princess Peach (Super Mario Bros.)
  • Psylock (X-Men)
  • Quinn Argon (Final Space)
  • Raiquen (Nahuel and the Magic Book)
  • Ram (Re:Zero)
  • Ran Mouri (Detective Conan)
  • Rapunzel (Tangled)
  • Raven (Teen Titans (2003-2005))
  • Rawhide (Long Gone Gulch)
  • Raya (Raya and the Last Dragon)
  • Red Sonja (Red Sonja)
  • Reggie Abbott (Twelve Forever)
  • Reggie Belmont (Night of the Comet)
  • Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Reimu Hakurei (Touhou Project)
  • Rem (Re:Zero)
  • Revy (Black Lagoon)
  • Rias Gremory (High School DXD)
  • Riff Randell (Rock 'n' Roll High School)
  • Rimururu (Samurai Shodown)
  • Rin Tohsaka (Fate series)
  • Ritsuko Akagi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Robyn Goodfellowe (Wolfwalkers)
  • Rosa Diaz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Rose Nylund (The Golden Girls)
  • Rouge the Bat (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Ruby Rose (RWBY)
  • Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
  • Ryuko Matoi (Kill la Kill)
  • Saber (Fate series)
  • Sadie Hawthorne (Naturally, Sadie)
  • Saeko Busujima (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Sailor Jupiter/Makoto Kino (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Mars/Rei Hino (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Mercury/Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Neptune/Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Pluto/Setsuna Meioh (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Saturn/Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Uranus/Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Moon)
  • Sailor Venus/Minako Aino (Sailor Moon)
  • Sakura Haruno (Naruto)
  • Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura)
  • Sakura Ogami (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)
  • Sakuya Izayoi (Touhou Project)
  • Sam (Totally Spies!)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Sango (Inuyasha)
  • Saoirse (Song of the Sea)
  • Sam Puckett (iCarly and Sam & Cat)
  • Samus Aran (Metroid)
  • Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Sarah Connor (pre-Dark Fate)
  • Sarah Bryant (Virtua Fighter)
  • Sasha (Long Way North)
  • Saskia Litras (Noah and Saskia)
  • Satsuki Kusakabe (My Neighbor Totoro)
  • Sawyer (Cats Don't Dance)
  • Sayaka Miki (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
  • Scarlet Witch (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Schwi Dola (No Game No Life: Zero)
  • Sergeant Calhoun (Wreck it Ralph)
  • Seven of Nine (Voyager)
  • Shantae (Shantae)
  • Sheeta (Castle in the Sky)
  • She-Ra (She-Ra: Princess of Power and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
  • She-Hulk (She-Hulk)
  • Shiki (Samurai Shodown)
  • Shirabe Tsukuyomi (Senki Zesshou Symphogear G)
  • Shirley Fenette (Code Geass)
  • Shinobu Kocho (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Shinobu Oshino (The Monogatari series)
  • Shinobu Maehara (Love Hina, manga incarnation)
  • Shion Yozakura (Mission: Yozakura Family)
  • Shizuku Tsukishima (Whisper of the Heart)
  • Sidney Prescott (Scream)
  • Skylor Chen (Ninjago)
  • Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937))
  • Snow White (Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Sonya Blade (Mortal Kombat)
  • Sophia Petrillo (The Golden Girls)
  • Sophie Hatter (Howl's Moving Castle)
  • Sophie Zawistowski (Sophie's Choice)
  • Sophitia (Soulcalibur)
  • Spinel (Steven Universe)
  • Squigly (Skullgirls)
  • Star Butterfly (Star vs. the Forces of Evil)
  • Starfire (Teen Titans (2003-2005))
  • Starr Carter (The Hate U Give)
  • Stephanie (LazyTown)
  • Stephanie Brown (Batman)
  • Sumire Yoshizawa/Violet (Persona 5: Royal)
  • Supergirl (Supergirl)
  • Susan Weinblatt (Girlfriends)
  • Sybylla Melvyn (My Brilliant Career)
  • Sydney Bristow (Alias)
  • Sylvia (Wander Over Yonder)
  • Taeko Okajima (Only Yesterday)
  • Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
  • Taki (Soulcalibur)
  • Talim (Soulcalibur)
  • Tari (Meta Runner)
  • Tatsumaki (One-Punch Man)
  • Teodora (Leyendas)
  • Thelma Dickinson (Thelma & Louise)
  • Theresa (Class of the Titans)
  • The Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Tifa Lockhart (Final Fantasy)
  • Tina (Border)
  • Tohka Yatogami (Date A Live)
  • Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
  • Toko Fukawa/Genocide Jill (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc/Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls)
  • Toph Beifong (Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra)
  • Toru Hagakure (My Hero Academia)
  • Touka Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Tracy Beaker (The Story of Tracy Beaker)
  • Tracey McBean (Tracey McBean)
  • Trini Kwan (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Trish (Devil May Cry)
  • Troy Carmichael (Crooklyn)
  • Tsubaki Nakatsukasa (Soul Eater)
  • Tsubasa Hanekawa (The Monogatari series)
  • Tsubasa Kazanari (Senki Zessho Symphogear)
  • Tsukasa Yuzaki (Tonikaku Kawaii)
  • Tsuyu Asui (My Hero Academia)
  • Tulip Olsen (Infinity Train)
  • Unborn Child (Daughters of the Dust)
  • Uzume Tennouboshi/Orange Heart (Megadimension Neptunia Victory II)
  • Vaggie (Hazbin Hotel)
  • Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph; pre-Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  • Valkyrie (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
  • Velvet Crowe (Tales of Berseria)
  • Vanessa Enoteca (Black Clover)
  • Wadjda (Wadjda)
  • Wanda Goronski (Wanda)
  • Wanda Maximoff (Marvel Cinematic Universe and WandaVision)
  • Wanda Li (The Magic School Bus)
  • Weiss Schnee (RWBY)
  • Wendy Corduroy (Gravity Falls)
  • Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Wonder Woman (Wonder Woman)
  • WordGirl (WordGirl)
  • Wyldstyle (The Lego Movie)
  • Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
  • XJ-9/Jenny Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
  • Yachiyo Namami (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story)
  • Yang Xiao Long (RWBY)
  • Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann)
  • Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)
  • Yoruichi Shihoin (Bleach)
  • Yuri Nakamura (Angel Beats!)
  • Yuri Sakazaki (Art of Fighting/The King of Fighters)
  • Yu Shu Lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
  • Zakuro Fujiwara/Mew Zakuro (Tokyo Mew Mew)
  • Zee Zatara/Zatanna (DC Comics)
  • Zelda (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Zero Two (Darling In The Franxx)


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2 hours 36 minutes ago
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And add in gaz from invader zim


2 hours 39 minutes ago
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Oh add in marceline princess bubblegum


2 hours 49 minutes ago
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For well written section, add in Peacock from Skullgirls. For poorly written section, add in Rose Quartz, Amelia from Infinity ztrain, and even Hazel from Infinity Train.


11 hours 20 minutes ago
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For Poorly written section, add in Yellow Diamond, Blue Diamond, White Diamond, and Gwen Tennyson (Reboot) and for well written section, add in Jiro and Momo from MHA.


one day 5 hours 14 minutes ago
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Now Hagakure and Mina from My Hero Academia and for poorly written section, add in Jasper from Steven Universe, Pink Diamond from SU, and also Ciara from Knight Squad.


one day 10 hours 30 minutes ago
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Add in Tsuyu Asui, Nami, Raven (ORiginal Teen Titans), Himiko Toga, and La Brava. Also Lucy from Ben 10


one day 23 hours 41 minutes ago
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Can you add in Elodie for the poorly written characters section?


2 days ago
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Add in..... Raya from Raya and the last Dragon.


2 days ago
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Can you also add in Dendy?


2 days ago
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Wanna add in Gwen Tennyson?


3 days ago
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Add in Enid


3 days ago
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What about toph bei fong


14 days ago
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They were Mary Sues for no reasons Except:

Fresia from Nahuel and the Magic Book
Pacifica Northwest from Gravity Falls
Connie Maheswaran from Steven Universe
Every single Disney Princesses
Robyn and Mebh from Wolfwalkers
Princess Leia from Star Wars
Black Widow and Gamora from MCU
Bo Peep from Toy Story
Team RWBY from RWBY
Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie
Ashling from The Secret of Kells
Saiorse from Song of the Sea
Wonder Woman
Mera from Aquaman
Ellie Rose from Henry Stickmin Collection
Lily and Colette from The Long Long Holidays
Mirana from DOTA: Dragon's Blood
Helen Park from Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
Calamity Jane from Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
Laetita from Lupin III: The First

XXSeph MySpaceXx

3 months ago
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I really wish that when it came to making strong female characters, people would take notes from the good examples.


22 days ago
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Me too. I always wanted to make my own independent female character.

Obi-Wan Skywalker86

4 months ago
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Do we have any Fighting Game character examples?

Your Typical Random Dude

one month ago
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I added some of them


4 months ago
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Strong Female Leads need to develop, not start out as one


4 months ago
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Anyone think we should put some examples on here?


4 months ago
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I had added examples for this page so you can add what is a well written strong female character and a poorly written strong female character.

The Adaptation Expert

5 months ago
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While I respect on why we can't list any characters here, I just like to vent my anger on recently bad female characters replacing real male characters on this comment section:

-Jasmine (2017 film)- Naomi Scott may have made an excellent performance but for me, Aladdin felt more like a cashgrab Disney Princess movie that panderizes Jasmine for a feminist Muslim community. I feel so sad that the film ruined Jafar, who happened to be one of my fave Disney Villains & Iago, whom I envisioned to be like Waddlesworth from 102 Dalmatians & Paulie in live action form.

-Dani Ramos- As a John Connor fan, I fucking hate this bitch. She's just like the spinosaurus from JP3 but much more worse.

-Ironheart- I knew less of her but I do respect the hate she is getting.

-Mia Sutton- Trash Note's bad SJW attempt to make a female Kira using a whitewashed Misa Amane but failed miserably.

No offense but to be exact, most of the badly made feminist reboots felt too similar to those misogynic ntr rape hentai I formerly watched & loathed a lot. The writers are just doing the exact same thing those rape hentais are writing except the girl's more powerful instead & less pornographic content. I'm a hentai fan so I know this kind of crappy plot & it's no different to those misogynic hentai at all.


6 months ago
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I had made this page because I really hate this excuse. This excuse is made just to defend badly written characters like Ray.