Everyone knows that most strong men wouldn’t be anywhere without the infinitely stronger women in their lives. This year has brought with it some fresh faces and consistently heavy hitters and we’ve narrowed down our top picks for the most Kick-Ass women on television. Check out the nominations and then be sure to cast your vote!
Wynonna Earp (Wynonna Earp, Season 3)
This season, Wynonna proved she was one badass mother – literally, since she just gave birth! From taking on a coven of sexy vampires all the way through to trying to end the Earp curse once and for all, Wynonna showed that she is a fighter to the bitter end.
Tandy Bowen (Cloak & Dagger, Season 1 & 2)
Like many in this category, Tandy has to overcome her inner demons as much as anything else on her journey to become a hero. And while her powers may be fuelled by hope, you definitely hope to never be on the wrong side of one her light daggers.
Nico Minoru (Runaways, Season 2)
Nico really levelled up in season 2, showing us new depths of her powers. She went toe-to-toe against her mother – twice – and lived to tell the tale. Quickly becoming one of Marvel’s most powerful magic users, Nico is definitely not a young woman you want to mess with.
Starfire (Titans, Season 1)
Crazy Jane (Doom Patrol, Season 1)
It’s very hard to do a character with Dissociation Identity Disorder with the actual dedication it deserves, but both Diane Guerrero and the writers do a hell of a good job. Jane alone is a fantastically complicated character, which would be enough for any actor to handle, but Diane does Jane, Hammerhead, Karen, Baby Doll, Silvertongue, and many others with the same care she does Jane. It’s amazing to watch.
Artemis Crock/Tigress (Young Justice: Outsiders)
Talk about a character who has just been through too much. Her dad is the Deathstroke wannabe Sports Master, her sister is still an assassin, she faked her own death to go undercover, her boyfriend was absorbed into the speed force, and now she’s being forced into a really weird relationship with her Brother-in-Law, but we always know she will come out the other side stronger than ever.
Tulip O’Hare (Preacher, Season 3)
You can’t say kick ass without thinking of Priscilla-Jean Henrietta O’Hare. If you call her a southern belle she will find a bell and shove it up your ass. And sometimes she’ll do this while wearing a dress and heels. She’s powerful, violent, hilarious, smart, and if you cross her or her friends, she will do everything she can to make your life hell.
Arya Stark (Game of Thrones, Season 8)
Arya Stark’s journey through Game of Thrones led to her being the one to kill the Night King in an amazing moment when we all thought there was no hope. Arya’s training and desire to protect her family really showed in this last season.
Adora/She-Ra (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
Adora/She-Ra’s journey from a prized member of the Horde to the defender of the weak and the good. Adora’s strange upbringing aside, she proved time again that she will come into the power of She-Ra and lead the other Princesses to ultimately defeat the Hoard. She had many epic battles, but her battle against Catra in the season 1 episode 11 “Promise” stood out.
The Doctor (Doctor Who, Series 11)
Over half a century since Doctor Who’s launch, Series 11 brought with it the first official female incarnation of the Doctor. And lo, the world did not split in two, rupturing into the abyss, as certain corners of the Who fandom would have you believe when the news was revealed. Jodie Whittaker‘s Doctor taps into the playful, boisterous, optimistic zaniness of the character, always traversing the universe, always helping those in need.