A-Z of My Favorite TV/Movie Characters: Girl Power Edition

Always a work in progress.
  1. A: Arwen (Lord of the Rings)
    Runners Up: Audrey Horne, Arya Stark, Annie Edison, April Ludgate, Ann Perkins, Abbi Abrams, Armistice ("Westworld"), Alice Quinn
  2. B: Brienne of Tarth ("Game of Thrones")
    Runners Up: Buffy Summers, Betty Cooper, Britta Perry, Beatrice Bellacourt
  3. C: Cher Horowitz ("Clueless")
    Runners Up: Cece Parekh, Clarice Starling, Clementine Kruczynski, Carlas Espinosa and Tortelli, Cameron Howe, Clarissa Darling, Cynthia Taylor, Camille O'Connell
  4. D: Dana Scully ("The X-Files")
    Runners Up: Denise ("Master of None"), Donnas Paulson and Meagle and Clark, Daenerys Targaryen, Dolores ("Westworld")
  5. E: Eve ("Only Lovers Left Alive")
    Runners Up: Elizabeths Bennet and Campbell, Eowyn, Elaine Benis, Ellie Nash, Ellen Ripley, Eleven, Elle Woods, Elsie Hughes, Eleanor Shellstrop
  6. F: Furiosa ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
    Runners Up: Fiona ("Shrek"), Fionas Gallagher and Conneely, Fat Amy, Fran Fine
  7. G: Gamora ("Guardians of the Galaxy")
    Runners Up: Galadriel, Glinda, Grace Hart, Gretchen Weiners, Gloria Windsor
  8. H: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
    Runners Up: Helga Pataki, Hailey Rutledge, Harriet M. Welsch (...the spy), Hayley Marshall
  9. I: Isabella ("Galavant")
    Runners Up: Irene Adler, Ilana Wexler
  10. J: Janis Ian ("Mean Girls")
    Runners Up: Joan Holloway-Harris, Johanna Mason, Juno McGuff, Jessicas Huang and Day and Jones, Janet ("The Good Place"), Josie McCoy, Julia Wicker
  11. K: Kitty Forman ("That '70s Show")
    Runners Up: Kim Pine and Kim Possible, Kalinda Sharma, Katara, Katniss Everdeen, Kimmy Schmidt, Kat Stratford, Kady Orloff-Diaz
  12. L: Lagertha ("Vikings")
    Runners Up: Leslie Knope, Liz Lemon, Lane Kim, Luna Lovegood, Leela ("Futurama"), Lydias Martin and Deetz, Lisa Simpson, Lindsay Weir, Lyanna Mormont!
  13. M: Michonne ("The Walking Dead")
    Runners Up: Morticia Addams, Mulan, Matilda Wormwood, Mabel Pines, Mindy Lahiri, Margaery Tyrell, Mary Richards, Molly Hooper, Marceline, McGonagall, Misty Day, Maeve ("Westworld"), Molly Solverson, Margo (or is it Janet?) Hansen
  14. N: Natasha Romanoff (Marvel)
    Runners Up: Nani Pelekai, Norma Jennings, Nadine Hurley, Norah Silverberg
  15. O: Olive Penderghast ("Easy A")
    Runners Up: Ofelia ("Pan's Labyrinth") Olivia Benson, Olenna Redwyne, Olive Hoover
  16. P: Peggy Carter ("Agent Carter" and Marvel etc)
    Runners Up: Peggy Olson, Penny Lane, Pam Beesly/Halpert, Phoebe Buffay, Paris Geller
  17. Q: Quorra ("Tron: Legacy")
  18. R: Rey ("Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens")
    Runners Up: Rosa Diaz, Rory Gilmore, Rae Earl, Rapunzel, Rainbow Johnson, Rebekah Mikaelson
  19. S: Sophia Petrillo ("The Golden Girls")
    Runners Up: Sue Heck, Summer Roberts, Sun Kwan, Sybil Crawley, Sabrina Spellman, Shirley Bennett, Stephanie Tanner, Sally Draper, Sheila Jackson
  20. T: Tulip O'Hare ("Preacher")
    Runners Up: Tina Belcher, Topanga Lawrence, Tahani Al-Jamil, Toph Beifong, Tamra Webb
  21. U: Ursula ("The Little Mermaid")
  22. V: Vod Nordstrom ("Fresh Meat")
    Runners Up: Vanessa Ives, Velma Dinkley, Violet Crawley, Veronica Lodge, Van Keefer
  23. W: Wednesday Addams ("The Addams Family")
    Runners Up: Willow Rosenberg, Winifred Sanderson, Winnie Cooper
  24. X: ...X(wo)men
    (I'm going to cheat here and include all the fantastic women in the X-verse.) Runner up: Xena
  25. Y: Yara Greyjoy ("Game of Thrones")
    ( Look at that Asha Greyjoy— your television adaptation name came in handy!) Runner Up: Ygritte (Way to come through for the letter "y", Thrones.)
  26. Z: Zoe Washburne ("Firefly")
    Runners Up: Zenon Kar