Five Favorite: Female Leads

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. It’s an all-around fun excuse to give my 100% amazingly awesome opinion. To see previous (and future) topics, click here. To participate, scroll all the way down.

Whether these females are bad-ass, smart, or just plain awesome, they inspire envy in such a way that I think, “Man! I want to be you.” In honor of March being Women’s History Month, here are my five favorite.

Amy from The Passage ’cause she’s a survivor
Blue from Special Topics in Calamity Physics ’cause she’s smart
Daenerys Targaryen from A Game of Thrones ’cause she’s the freaking mother of dragons
Diana from A Discovery of Witches ’cause she’s strong
Lisbeth from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ’cause she’s a BAMF

Have your own five favorite female leads? Share them! Post them to your blog, link back to this post, and then comment letting me know!

Top Ten: Favorite Heroines from TV & Film

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was top ten favorite heroines from books, movies, and/or TV.

These woman are BAMFs. They’re HBIC. They get shit done. They call the shots. They know how to handle a weapon. And they are AWESOME.

AbbieMills Lieutenant Abbie Mills from Sleepy Hollow

AryaStarkArya Stark from Game of Throne

DanyDaenerys Targaryen aka Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones

JoanHollowayJoan Holloway from Mad Men

KaraThraceLieutenant Kara Thrace aka Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica

KateBeckettDetective Kate Beckett from Castle

BlackWidowAgent Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow from Iron Man 2, The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier

PeggyCarterAgent Peggy Carter from Marvel’s Agent Carter and Captain America: The First Avenger

ClonesRachel Duncan, Alison Hendrix, Sarah Manning, Cosima Niehaus, & Helena from Orphan Black (I couldn’t pick just one!)

RiverSongProfessor River Song from Doctor Who