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Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?

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Lisbeth Salander, Olive Kitteridge, Marie-Laure LeBlanc. 009 (19) Some cook. 0Miles (16) afd 1 Those who show no shame towards their femininity 50ad (17) Jane Eyre A (19) Orlando (if s/he counts), Brunhilde, Charlotte in the Golden Bowl, Barbara Pym women A Cleopatra A. (27) Hermione Granger and Lisbeth Salander A (26) Those who are uncompromisingly honest with themselves and others, who follow their inner direction. A. n/a A (26) Those who do not let barriers of the world define then AA (23) Real women. aaaaaaa (18) Eustacia Vye, Hester Prynne, Lizaveta Nikolaevna AAAKKK Those who are tender, innocent, yet questioning, worrisome, and very kind aag (22) Those who work behind the scenes so that others can be great aallisonr (30) Naomi Aaron (32) It's difficult to say. Aaron (16) kortney kardashien Aaron The relentless ones, filled with grit, resilience, and tenacity. Aaron Guy Leroux (37) Katniss Everdeen, Sabina Pleasure, Annabeth Chase, Hermione Granger, and Clary Fairchild Aarushi Agarwal (13) Julia from 1984, who loved despite it’s criminalization. Abbie (22) Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings and Ophelia from Pans Labyrinth. Both face terrible odds, both triumph over those odds, and maintain their goodness throughout. Abbie Hartley Strong, independent women, dynamic and complex. Abby (26) Francie (I think, it's been sooo long since I read it) of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. AbbySF women who seem to hide a story Abegando (28) The women that fight and win in the end. Abigail Harris (10) Women who are themselves, who do not worry about what men or anyone else thinks of them who do amazing things every day and don't even realize they do. ABP (50) Pennelope from The Odyssey, Fanny from Mansfield Mark Abs Merda de wise Acara McFadden (28) Mina Harker, Katniss Everdeen, Jane Eyre, Hermione Granger, Scout... more A Caring Tea (51) Any greek goddess ACH (23) Daisy? Maybe Constance Chatterley A. Clifford Stowe (81) Anti-heroines Adam (22) I don't know Adam (25) Hermione Granger Adam (20) Countess Ellen Olenska, Dona Isabel de Porcel Adam Hyde (26) Bella Swan Adam Seline (30) seems none yet adieudusk My Mum fiction/non-fiction she is the best Aditya (25) The mother of Thomas a Becket in Dickens's Child's History of England. Admiral Love (33) Bold, Beautiful and Intelligent. Jane Eyer Adonia (40) I'd rather not read about female heroes because modern romance is sickening and fake to me. Female characters are best focalized when in conjunction with a male role. They are not irrelevant just overbearing. Adrian (18) Eloise (at the plaza) Adriana (16) eloise Adriana (16) jeanne d'arc adriana (45) not sure Adriana Those who aren't "strong female characters", but simply characters. I like to see virtues and flaws, roughness and tenderness, laughter and tears. Pretty much the same I look for on male characters. Adrian Bauza (20) Don't have one. Adrian George Nicolae (24) Leela, Doctor Martha Jones, Belle de Jour Adrian Martyn (34) Zoey Redbird, Wonder Woman, Tinkerbell Adrianna (18) Zoey Redbird and Tinkerbell Adrianna (18) the woman who is the Master of All of the Worlds’ Women AdrianOz (45) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and her ability to find sanity in madness. Adrian Winters (17) buffy the vampire slayer, vivianne - how to have an affair Ady (22) Anna Karenina, Anne of Green Gables aetilson (41) venus + jd + "woman with folded arms" a.g. (23) - agagagaga (24) Those that are strong. Agent00V (18) Esther Greenwood, Madame Bovari, Becky Sharp, Alice Lidell Aggie White Kitty A.G. Mata (21) Miss Skeeter Agneska (20) women in books agony (25) strong, smart women who defy convention Agreen (29) Those who are both exceptionally feminine, but at the same time no less courageous than men. Agu (21) The wonder twins. (Jayna) Agustina (27) Camilla Macauley A Half Empty Beaker hard to say, any woma who stands aginst everyone to ensure her meaning & happiness. ahmad (27) Aragorn ahmad (24) Stargirl Ai (21) those who give up the opportunity to be a women and to wait from her hausband, and go out and stand for themselfs. those who maintain the family alone Aida (22) Catwoman, Miho and Beatrix Kiddo Aidan (21) Women who fight for what they believe in and prove they are every bit as capable as men. Aidan Devlin (15) Same Aiden Daenerys Targaryen Aiden (17) the elusive and intellectual types without acting like a needy spoiled brat aiko (20) those written as full rounded human beings and not a writer's fantasy aimée (22) Women who want to be someone better and not be a part of a traditional mold of a woman aimee.dawson (21) Jemima J. from Jane Green's novel. Aisha Milburn (32) those who i want to be like aishu (14) Women who succeed in male-dominated fields. A.J. (27) Woman who is very pure but also very strong and wity AJ (18) Raskolnikov, Yossarian Ajam (21) Not sure. Ajay (17) Ramona Quimby, Wonder Woman, Mona Lisa Vito, and Diane Russell Ajm9511 (21) independent, confident akansha (26) I adore Wonder Woman. akanthe (19) The objects of worship that are more than mere idols: Estella Havisham was the first and chief among them. Akbar Shahzad (20) Those who do not hold facades in their relationships Aki Good people Aks (20) Juno (the pregnant kid, not the goddess) Al (28) Those brave enough to seek the truth. Al (55) Wonder woman Alan (58) The ones that fight for what they believe in Alan (14) all the clever, determined and true to themselves Alan (14) I don't have any fictional heroines Alan Arkin (44) Samantha from Sex and the city AlbaManuela (18) Hitchcock's women Albertine (29) The more rebellious ones that have things to prove. Alden Lee Klaput (18) Similar kick-ass women, usually born before their time and completely misunderstood Aldonza77 (47) Those who do things that haven't been done before, or that wouldn't be expected of an ordinary person. Ale (28) Any heroine who isn't afraid to show the wrath women can unleash. Alecksi Chaucer's Criseyde, Dostoevsky's Sonya Semyonovna, Vonnegut's Circe Berman Alejandro Amoretti (28) Spirited women who refused to be enslaved by men, who knew and rejected "their place" and drove onward to success. Aleksei Kotsov (63) women with self-confidence, grace, love, and intelligence alessa (21) Mona Sax ("Max Payne 2") Alessandro Pian (30) none Alessio Lucchini (46) Emma, Elizabeth Bennet, Aletha Camack Blanche and Marie, in Per Olov Enquist's novel. Alex Emma Bovary and Cher Horowitz Alex (22) The ones who are true to real-life; who can accomplish whatever they set their mind on Alex (17) strong and passionate alex (38) lisbeth salander alex (23) All of the women in game of thrones, Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice Alex (21) jo from little women Alex (23) Those who have enough sense of humor to laugh even at their own funeral Alex (32) Jane erye alexa (28) Future works. Alexander (33) Wonder Woman Alexander (19) Jane Eyre Alexandra (27) I don't garner a hero from a book. I hold on to the knowledge. Alexandra (19) Buffy Summers. Alexandra (24) Those who live Alexandra (18) Beatrice Prior Alexandra (15) Wilhelmina Murray Alexandra (24) those that grow stronger from their trials and fears Alexandra Bryhter (24) I'm not sure Alexandra Campbell (26) Elizabeth Bennett Alexandra SweetTale4u Cruz Smart women Alexandre (28) courageous AlexandriaHMerlin (40) Those who are strong willed and don't cry at the drop of a hat over every little thing AlexandriaLHash (30) Ophelia, Elizabeth Bennet. alexandrine (15) Someone that stands up for what they believe in Alex Brooks (18) eccentric rogues with a pure heart; those with a pure heart that go through Hell and back but prevail in the end Alex C. Anyone that can take charge. Alexis (17) Veronica Mars, intelligent, beautiful, sarcastic; anyone that is an attainable persona Alexis Johnson (19) Again, I do not read. Aley (60) none al-g (24) The mother in "Family and Friends" (big personality) Ali (37) Daenerys Targaryen, Penny from Big Bang Theory, Mary Magdalene. Ali A. Rizvi ? Alice Hermonie Granger Alicein1derland (27) many heroines of romantic or drama books Alicia (68) A woman who knows when to walk away. alicja (38) Hermione, Katniss, Taz Aliid Lara croft Alin (23) Carol O'Connell's Mallory and other ass-kicking types. Alina Jane Eyre, Joe in Little Women... Aline Guiraudie (36) marple alipans (57) Agnes Towler, Hermoine, Rani from Queen Alishba Zarmeen (24) alice, willow, clare, starbuck alison wonderland Hazrat Ayesha AliZaidi (29) elizabeth alli (49) Phoeby in Their Eyes Were Watching God because she had the courage to ask for Janie's story. Allison (33) Dagny Taggart, Lolita Allison (20) Bitchy broads who have a silly side. Allison super women allison (19) Andromache, Dido, Tess Durbeyfield, Jane Eyre Allison Jean (21) Hmm...apparently I was supposed to be distinguishing between men and women in the earlier question. Pass. Men and women the same, more or less. Just different plumbing. Allison Jean Hazen (34) Those that fight against oppression alliswell (62) Those who can fight at its limits to achieve whatever they pursue, even if they fail at first or even if man can understand or appreciate what they have to give Alma (25) Innocent Erindira almavidrio (35) Dominique Francon... so I guess that means one who intelligent, strong, and speaks her mind while still being unapologetically sexual. Altjungr (30) Teta Magda (Teta Magda ali vsi smo ustvarjalci by Svetlana Makarovič) Alvilda (20) Those who are willing to die. Alx strong and free-spirited Aly (17) Pippy Longstocking and any similar alya (17) Those women who are incapable of jealousy Alyanna (22) Alice in Wonderland Alyce J. Those woman who find themselves invincible. Alyssa Cordova (17) This is tiresome. The ones with spunk and enthusiasm and hope and dreams. They are the most delicious to crush and to squeeze dry. Alyssa Darkling The vixen in the story of the silver vixen with nine tales. She can be any woman and uses that power to take care of her family. She's dishonest and immoral and beautiful and horrible. I love her. Alyssa Moonchild (16) Leisel Meminger from the Book Thief AM I find it hard to admire fictitious people. Amanda Polgara Amanda (42) Katniss Everdean AmandaFYS13 (18) Witty & pretty in the city Amandine (31) Anne of Green Gables Amara I don´t know Amayah (17) Not to sure I have one Amayah Munoz (17) Idgie Threadgoode, the 2nd Mrs de Winter Amber (18) Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet, Isabel Archer, Amber (37) Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet, Isabel Archer, Amber (37) Dont know Ame (37) bad guys Amelia (13) The ones who are surprising. Amelia Gates (formerly Pippet) (10) Ms Marple Americanoid (50) I adore Kate from Taming of the Shrew; Antigone americanwoman (62) bella swan ames (21) those who tried or died defending ther beliefs ammb (29) Hermione Granger. Dagny Taggart. Jo March. Midori. For being headstrong, brilliant, beautiful and believing always in a brighter tomorrow Amrita (22) Lorelai Gilmore (both), temperance Brennan, and Angela amu Intelligent characters who make me laugh and hold the mind mumbing masses in disdain Amy (30) Jane Eyre, Morgan le Fey, Anne Elliott, and the sisters from the Poisonwood Bible Amy (33) tey who are not afraid to be themself amy (14) ... Amy (28) Those who know who they are and what they want amy (33) Elizabeth Bennett Amy (35) Stephanie Plum, Elizabeth Bennett; strong women who know how to speak their minds. Amy Becker; Character: Merriwether Finch (27) All the chicks in As You Like It. They either played the part of a man to get what they so desired or they played the fool to achieve the same thing. Either way they did it and they did it with passion, humour and credibility-more so than I have done. Amy Cottington-Bray the winx girls amz (16) anna karenina. Ana (21) Eliza Doolittle Ana (30) those with a clear purpose with respect to their own inclinations ana (16) a strong, attractive , animated by a good ideals... lady ana (34) Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) Ana Carolina (16) Raven, Black Widow Analise (40) Umrao Jaan Ada Anam (26) Those that have the same qualities as my favorite heroes of fiction. People with strong personalities amaze me. Ana Marija (20) Ladies who punch stuff Ananke (25) Wonderwoman ancientrobot (31) wonder woman andraya (23) She-Ra Andre A woman of intelligence and bravery Andrea (16) Anne Shirley, Anastasia Krupnik, Sara Crewe Andrea (13) The one's that talk to themselves, have an inner monologue ANDREAADKINS (26) Same as in the real one, EI, Lisa Simpson AndreaFeliu (28) Julia and Addie Bundren. Andreas (19) Holly Golightly Andrea SB (32) Topanga andres007 (19) Laura Croft. Andrew (22) Dagny Taggert Andrew (25) Fantine Andrew (20) Joan of Ark, Billie Holiday Andrew (28) Catwoman only on Batman Arkham City Andrew (22) Those who act from the heart, not from a space of womanly pride. andrew (24) The virgin mary Andrew barlow (26) Joanne d'Arc (by Shaw) Andy (25) The Bride of Frankenstein, Holly Golightly, Mystique, Natasha Romanaoff Andy (23) The Bride of Frankenstein, Holly Golightly, Mystique, Natasha Romanaoff Andy (23) Wonder Woman, Elizabeth Bennett andy rayford (28) Beautiful and powerful and loving and just ang (99) My favorite heroines of fictions is Bella Angel (13) the woman who is not afraid of expressing her feeling out loud Angel Sofia Marmeladov-for her sacrificing her dignity to feed her family Angela (21) None Ângela (24) Lady Chatterly Angela (30) Esther Greenwood (The Bell Jar), The Lisbon Sisters (The Virgin Suicides), Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief) Angela (19) Those women who don't whine and complain about hard work but still has the tenderness of a loving mother Angela Estrada (20) dr.mary verghese angelina (26) strong smart women Angelo Navarette (18) women who go on grand adventures. Angel Rodrigues (41) I don't feel a heroin in someone fictional angie (29) Ariel Ani See above. Ani (22) Jane Eyre again. She didn't let anything stop her from getting what she wanted. Anik (16) Those who demonstrate how not to let the world, however restrictive, stifle your intelligence or wit. Anjel (28) Dr. Mayo Angelou expressions of emotions through literature lines Anjelah49 (49) a women holding both beauty and intelligence-- real life and fiction arn't so far apart for me , as many of you can probably tell Ankassandra (15) those women who are women not just for name sake. Ann (19) Women who are dare devils yet smart Ann (62) Elizabeth Bennett Ann (50) Women who created their own space in a world dominated by men ( then and now ) Anna (20) Kate Fitzgerald (My Sister's Keeper), The bride (Kill Bill) Anna (20) my favorite heroine in the ficiton is Elena in vampires diaries Anna (13) Those who are idealistic and live up to their ideals, rather than being hypocrites (same as heros). Anna (16) I have none. Anna (34) those who don't get kidnapped by the villain Anna Kalimar (18) Every one that fights Anna Maria (21) The same and Hermione Granger, I Love Hermione. AnnaMay (51) strong woman I guess - Phaedra, Electra, Medea, Andromacha, Berenika, Hedda Gabler, Anna O. Rosalind from As you Like It and Atalanta (does mythology count as fiction?) Anna Stein (21) Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet, Thea Kronberg Ann Delaney (44) The resilient ones who the author didn't feel the need to break down in order to make their strength and conviction believable Anne (21) Emma, Major Barbara, Isolde Anne Farquharson (78) Quirky, unique, clever, sexy women. Annelise (40) Elizabeth Bennett, Jo March, and Anne Shirley (Green Gables) Anne Louise Sheldon (34) none Annie Anne of Green Gables, Jane Austen heroines Anniel (62) People who are perfect and beautiful in every way AnonAzure (19) I don't think I have any. anonim (18) Those usung heros never mentioned, they did all the work anon moose (19) Does Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman count? Ansley Stevenson (16) Kate Gompert (Infinite Jest) Anthony (23) Honora Kelly Anthony (24) None. Anthony D C (20) Those who are more than woman while still being a woman; everything that is tender;poetic, pure and in every way internally beautiful. Anthony Scine-Sceni (42) jane eyre antoinette (24) Antoinette from 'The Wide Sargossa Sea'; Anna Wulf from 'The Golden Notebook'; Eppie from 'Silas Marner'; Nina from 'The Seagull'; Sonya from 'Crime and Punishment'. Anton (52) Those who are more than women. Antoniette (20) sad, romantic, melancholic girls Antonina (20) Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly Antonio Lemos (18) None Anty who can fit to heroes of fiction and who are great at many businesses Anya (22) I don't read fiction. Anya (71) I don't know anything Buffy, Catwoman, Candy Quakenbush Anzi (27) Pussy King of the Pirates a.o. (40) Babette Hersant (Babette's Feast), author Dorothy L. Sayers, the nine Muses, the women in the Bronte & Austen novels Apollo (58) Catwoman Apos woman who have fought their way even while being suppressed, the brave and fearless brand. Apply (30) Tess of the D'Urbervilles, women who did not settle for less April (20) Aang, from Avatar the Last Airbender. A simple-minded child forced to mature far beyond his age in order to save the world...it's a wonder he hasn't gone insane. April (21) Tender women AR (20) The ones who have all the traits I wish I could find in myself. Ara (15) Morgaine Aranneaa (19) A woman who is of her own mind Ardent (30) Holly Gollightly, Dorothy Gayle, Supergirl A real phony (27) none Areeba (25) Loved Katniss Everdeen, and JK Rowling (although she's real, she writes fiction, same thing) Ari (29) none Arianna (15) Strong and independent women who can still find love in a man Ariella Bordaine: Female Protagonist (20) Wonderwoman; Annabeth Chase; Artemis; Arizona (19) I LOVE fashionista Miranda Priestly because she CLEARLY knows about fashion and she's the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. She kinda reminds me of my boss though Arnold Murray (42) Josephine, Margaret, Elizabeth and Amy in Little Women. AROG someone who is proud of who they are A-ron (15) jane eyre Arsh (24) Lyra from The Golden Compass and Hermione from Harry Potter Artie (17) Lisa Simpson, Lyra Silvertongue Artie Mondello (18) those who are unapologetic in whatever they do Aruz Elliott (29) I suppose I would need to read more fiction to answer this one. AS (32) All of them ascetic monk (51) Those who are unapologetically themselves when not in character Asfiya Mariam (21) Elizabeth Bennet. Ash (23) Elizabeth Bennett, Rani in the movie Queen, Karuvachi of Karuvachi Kaviyam Ash (28) Katniss Everdeen Ash Those who are mighty without being hard. Poetic without being soppy. Pure without being boring. Slutty without being apologetic. Ash Bloom (27) Therese Desqueyroux asherville (55) Rhine Ellery from "The Chemical Garden Triology" by Lauren DeStefano Ashley (18) My favorite heroines of fiction is Alice Liddle. Ashley (12) Those who defend their morals and never give up on the idea of love Ashley (20) My favorite heroines of fiction is Tris, in Divergent Ashley 2.0 (13) not sure ashley baus (24) Isolde and Juliette Ashley Brazil (17) Sailor Moon, daisy buchanan, briony tallis. Ashley Mannara (29) Elizabeth Bennett, who saw life as one great opportunity to find real love. Ashley Meller (26) renee from colette, legs from foxfire ashleytheresa (20) Jesse Bannon. Most fictional women do not fit my criterion. Ashwin Murali (21) Jean Gray, Red Riding Hood Asi (21) Jane Eyre, Sophie Z, Little Dorrit, Madame Bovary asmitchel (67) Six Shapters of a Man's Life- Theodora, Anna Karenina-Tolstoj, Nastasja Filipowna Barashkova- Dostoevsky, Sonjeshka-Dostoevsky, Ada....passionate, intelligent, more than just their gender ASN (25) Honest, loving, beautiful in their own way, independent and intelligent women Astri (36) Rose Hathaway, Princess Leia Astrid Any woman who is a good person, kind, and compassionate. Asuka Suzuki (13) Gretchen Athar (25) i dont have one Athena (17) Nana Atuona (38) Strong women that aren't afraid of accepting help Aubrey Files (25) Kathniss Everdeen and Wonder Woman Aubrey Tate (21) The rational ones who can take care of themselves Audrey (17) Chirriro from Spirited Away. Audrey Bittencourt (24) Lisabet Salander. Audrey Mahone (29) celles qui se battent pour les droits des femmes augustine (70) Elizabeth Bennet Auntie Em (35) Take your definition of pure and choke on it. Hermoine Granger, Annabeth Chase, Katniss Everdeen. Women who were strong to get things done. None of this Bella-worthy definition of femininity. Auntie Em (27) Paladin or knight who has great capabilities, wisdom but always show their mercy and live in a peaceful life. Aurora (32) cat woman Austin (19) Katniss Everdeen Austin Hobbs (16) Ellen Ripely, Kaylee Frye, Thorn Harvestar, etc. Austin Kimmell (16) the women who are broken but beautiful autumn (17) capitu and julia avecamour Lisey From Lisey's Story Awalker I have no idea. But I'm obsessed with Ester Greenwood and Wendy Darling Aya Those of strong women who refuse to inherit the world as other people know it. ayda (25) Pippi Longstockings ayem (57) Elizabeth Bennet and Amy Dorrit. Women who are strong and not afraid to be who they are aym (30) Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful a young boy (91) ordinary, intelligent, brave, and beautiful, so as to influence & change others. ayumi (20) None B (45) Jane Eyre, Arya Stark, Matilda, anyone strong B (31) the complex ones B (21) Those who display a rightous spirit and find their worth and strength. Babette (42) catwoman Babs mermaids, faries Baby (32) Elizabeth Bennet Bad Wolff anne shirley baggal21 (28) Jane Eyre, Marla Singer Bailey (19) Wonder Woman Balaji Harish Iyer (20) Princess Lea Bald Sky (38) Cat woman, or Meg from the disney version of hercules Bambi (17) Elizabeth Bennett barbara (50) The passionate women who are ambitious, refuse to settle for feminine wiles; although, I use mine. Barbarita (21) The governess in Sound of Music Barbielebrun Charley the beach chair (54) Barbie mermaid Barbielebrun Garry the ghost crab (54) I have no favorites Baron Von Nazzenpoppel (46) someone who is capable and intelligent in front of any trouble basbas (22) unknown Batgirl (23) Sandra Bullock Baylee Those who act without regard to gender bc (22) Those who act without regard to gender bc (22) muses Bdme (23) Those who possess extraordinary strength and bravery and know how to solve problems Bea (18) Laura Ingalls Bear (49) brienne of tarth bearoid (30) Olive from Little Miss Sunshine, Harpo from The Color Purple Beatlhoven (47) Momo, ATLA's Katara, Mulan beatricegasti (30) Dorothea Casaubon, Elizabeth Bennet Beatrice Moore (30) Cat Woman Beatriz (13) Superwoman, Wonderwoman, Princess Leia Beavis Christ (30) Those who realize to be a badass, you don't have to be masculine. Becca (16) Hermione Granger Becca (17) Tess Becca (21) Holly Golightly Becca (19) Rue, district 4 Becca (20) Luna Lovegood Becca (21) Women who I can identify with. BeckBeck (26) those who are beautiful, strong and intelligent. fierce but not lacking a tender kindness. becks (24) tracy beaker becky (13) Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Jayne Eyre. Bee those whose stories are not tainted by men bee (16) none, they are fiction beezer (64) Tuesday Next from the Jasper Fforde novels and Molly from Neuromancer. beezersneezer (46) Gretel Beka (33) mata hari belita (39) Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful bella (16) wonderwoman Bella (17) Wonder Woman Belu (19) Next. Ben (23) Elizabeth Bennet? Benedict (38) Noriko, Marie, Otoku, Sandra Benjamin Thomas Galadriel, Hermione Granger, Sweetheart Benjamin Urrutia (61) Any female space traveller. Benjo (23) None that I can recall Ben Johns (21) don't have one Ben Taylor Anna Karenina Berlin (25) The women who have loved passionately, lived dazzlingly, and reciprocated faithfulness when it is necessary Bernard Hartley (18) a character that can make it through tough times. The Anti-Ophelia Beth (20) Antigone and Demeter Bethany (23) Women who made themselves equal to men Bethany The people who go out of the way to save someone they love Beth Ellis (15) Any one who teaches us what life is truly about. Beti (24) Princess Leah and Wonder Woman Betty Usabiaga (37) Someone who like the Monkey King Beu Mihac (15) The ecstatic mystic poets from all walks of life Bhakti Brophy (41) Those who stand up for equality amongst ALL people, regardless of sex, age, religion (or lack thereof), ethnicity,, etc. Bhakti Brophy (45) Women of immense willpower and ever caring at the same time. Bhargava (25) women of conviction that know how to share and deal with it bhl Lucy Honeychurch from A Room with a View and Sudha from Gunahon Ka Devta by Dharmveer Bharti Bhole Porcia in the mercant of Venice. A sexist could have said she had a "male brain". In fact she had Shakespeare's brain. Bianca (18) the one that breaks the habbit and do remarcable things impossible to phisic world bibi have none biggb (46) Evey Hammond big guy (16) Lucy Pevensie from Narnia books, Anne of Green Gables Bijan (27) Any woman who breaks stereotypes and yet retains her feminity Bill (50) NIGELA LAWSON BILLY (38) Those of grace, beauty, sophistication, sensuality, compassion and tenderness BillyBobABC123zzz mother theresa billy boy watson (3) The slave girl in the second 'Wizard of Earthsea' books Billy the Son of the Kid (21) Mary Poppins Biochicklet MOST OF AUDREY HEPBURNS CHARACTERS IN MOVIES BIPS (46) My favorite heroines in fiction is catwoman biscotte (13) any woman who doesn't star in some action flick bismuth Jane Austen characters BJ (56) none in particular blabla (37) Independent woman Blackie (20) Blanche DuBois Blademan (60) Obatala? I feel so sexist, I can't come up with anything better. Blaine (21) The ones who help heroes find solutions Blair C. (29) Those who defy convention to make themselves happy, and have true self worth Blake (24) Those who show no shame towards their femininity blake (16) some writers and some scientist Blanca Parra (66) Someone who produces good morals in life and teaches good life lessons. Blank Tae I don't really know if I have one. blip52 (27) Lexie Anderson, Hermione Granger, Annabeth Chase, and many...many...more. BlondShamrock (16) Those who have bravery and strength to rival that of their male counterparts Blood (15) Women of strength who don't come of a s masculine to achieve strength. Blueagle (47) Thorn Harvestar Bluebird (27) Laura Wingfield BlueOrchid (39) Hard lovers and soft talkers Bluto (29) jane eyre, elisabeth bennet bmo Any who can entertain me long enough to make me forget she's a woman. Bob (22) Um. Actually, having a hard time... bob (38) None Bob (32) Those who fight for women's rights. Boba (22) anne of green gables bobblins Karen Murphy, Jane Bobby (22) Athena, Atalanta, Artemis Bobby (40) those who go above and beyond of what they think they are possible Bobby (21) Katniss Everdeen bobby I don't read much bobby (33) constancy prevails Bobia (25) Ones that kick ass. boku_wa_kami (25) women in comedy bomb (30) those who stay true to themselves Bonnie (15) Those who stand up to evil and oppression bookloverva (58) The ones who seem close to my 'ideals' Boris (16) Black Magica. Borrie (33) the queen bov (19) Emma Bovary, Elizabeth Bennett Brad (17) Lady Chatterley Brad Connors strong women who can still be feminine brad w (35) Strong, idealist, driven, hard. Brady (31) Joan of Arc. bram-is-e-janet-brecht-is-de-max Many heroines of Shidney Sheldon, Bramma (23) Explicitly: Albertine (In Search of Lost Time), Madame Bovary (Flaubert's novel of the same name), Brienne of Tarth, Arya Stark, Hermione Granger Brandon Nobles (31) Women with morals Breanna (18) Black Widow, Princess Leia Bree (23) Beatrix Kiddo aka The Bride Bree Ogden Women in fiction are more often than not solely to entertain the mind Brendan (24) smart women brent (33) Arya Stark, Scout Finch, Lisbeth Salander Brent Findley (19) The cow that jumped over the moon, Audhumbla Brett Ferguson (42) Hester Pryne, Morticia Addams Bri (28) Girls with hard exteriors but soft interiors. Brian (22) Tough, worldly people who still (sometimes against their will) remain compassionate. Brian (37) Again I don't think I have any. Brian (24) Xena, Samus Aran Brian A. Henegar (26) Nancy Drew, because she was always there to help. BriannaBabyFYS13 I have to favorites or least favorites BriannaFYS13 (18) i haven't found them brian S (58) A woman of genius leading an ordinary life Brien Moffett A woman of genius leading an ordinary life Brien Moffett Strong female heroines in drama and action movies. I also like Wonder Woman. Bri Toro Astrid Magnussen from White Oleander, Athena from The Witch of Portobello, Offred from The Handmaid's Tale, Eva Luna from Eva Luna, and Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice Britta Bandit (30) My favorite fictional women are the ones who don't care what they weigh. Brittany (25) Strong yet soft women. Brittney Miller (20) Strong women brns the red tent ladies the good earth women broad (45) Joan of Arc - fighting for what she believed in Brock Schwarzkopf (29) Scarlett O'Hara, Holly Golightly, Clarice Starling, Madeline, Lady Chatterley Bron Blackwell (37) Those who are persons first, women second. Brooke (53) Strong smart women Brooke Any woman who is accurate, and fleshed out. Addie Bunsen comes to mind. Bruce Bennett (20) Those who are independent and courageous yet beautiful, graceful, and intelligent Brutus (20) Princess Leia, Catwoman, Edna from The Awakening Bryan R. (21) Women who don't need anyone, but chooses to rely on others. Bryn (23) Anna Karenina and Marcia Brady Brynlea (17) Strong, loving women. Brynn (39) The Wife of Bath Brynn (18) Cheetarah from the thundercats Bubbles (52) Pandora bubby (43) Elizabeth Bennet and Alice Bubu (37) none buckyballs (35) Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill 1 & 2) Buddy (34) elizabeth bennett, agnes grey bug Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful Bugsy Margaret Schlegel, Dolly Talbo, Tracy Whitney, Madeline White, Evelyn Salt. Bulldozer (50) elizabeth bennet, holly golightly bunny Marmee in 'Little Women' Burella (61) Anna Karenina, Cosette Burke (47) Um... Hermione Granger? Burnable_Material_Here (18) JAYNE AUSTEN BUTTERFLY (41) who are honest yet caring. butunn (19) Fraulein Burstner Byriver Bloke (24) Lizzie Bennett, nancy drew, mary tyler moore BZ Sally Bowles & Lucy Pevensie C cordelia c (21) those who are beautiful in every way C (14) Holly Golightly C (20) Those that perform the real work C (35) those who survive betrayal cacharel (37) Alice, Alice in Wonderland, Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird Caidy (54) Franny Glass, Esther Greenwood, that witchy girl with green eyes from 'This Side of Paradise' Cailey The beautiful ones not only physically but in personality too Caio (18) Hermione Granger, Janeway. Caitlin (21) Fred, and Cpt. Janeway cakes (41) Those misfits who quietly, but proudly maintain who they are when faced with pressure from the mob. Cal (20) The archetypes of strength in adversity... as seen in real life examples (as above)... Camille (52) The ones who are bold and unquestionably themselves. Candice (23) Those who set out with lofty goals, and manage in the most part, to achieve them. Women of power. Candy Elizabeth, Jo Carebeark5 (25) The ones who prevail carlajwms (49) Maleficent, Curella De Ville and Nurse Ratched Carla Tate (19) Can't think of one Carlie (24) Elizabeth Bennett, Martha Sinnott of "A Charmed Life" Carlisle Virgin-whores. Carlo (26) Strong, mysterious, dark and beautiful ones Carlos A. (24) ladies who clean Carlos Cisne (45) Those who are both incredibly strong and incredibly weak; Ophelia of Hamlet, Esther of the Bell Jar Carly (19) Those who are strong without that being portrayed as a novelty Carly C (27) strong women without ego Carol (60) goddesses carolina (23) Those who are fearless. Caroline (38) Jane Eyre Caroline (25) Lottie WIlkins in Enchanted April- all of those characters, actually. Caroline (33) Those who are strong and badass with a heart of gold, a will to do good, and the desire to overcome any obstacles, God help them! Caroline M. (41) Elizabeth Bennett Carol Lacoss (62) Those who are terrible and beautiful, Dulle Grets. Carolyn (18) Claire Frasier Carrie Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse, Jane Eyre Carrie (44) same as heroes cartike dwada Cartman (99) Anne Shirley Cas (25) Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird Casey (36) Wonderwoman; she has a bangin' body Cassandra Watkins (21) Scarlett O'Hara (love to hate her), Anne Shirley, Hermione Granger, Beatrice Cassi Girls that don't take shit and stand up for themselves (Katniss Everdeen) Cassidy I don't know. Cast (17) Jo March Cat (36) Strong, willstrong women with a sense of sensitivity. Cat (24) Mulan Cat (26) Those who break the stereotypes of a homemaker and have adventures on their own Cat Xena, Athena, Pocahontas cat (20) nobody Catalina (44) Alguna vez lo fue Emma Bovary, por su capacidad de escapar, también Penélope, por su capacidad de esperar. Cada libro puede traerme una heroína o un héroe, sólo basta un instante de identificación. Catalina Jiménez Correa (27) the tough women who can stand their ground Cate (23) I have none Cate (33) Little girls who overcome their fears Catelline (26) Those that can carry the world on their shoulders and still wear a smile on their face Catherine Women who manage to save the world, and yet still have a feminine side. Catherine Jean Any strong leader Catherine Mitchell None Cathlow Harmon (50) Wonder Woman and mighty Isis Catlin Benjamin Any female that embraces her self without apology, despite any obstacle or hatred c.a.torres (39) the maiden, mother and crone Cat Podd (37) The innocents, the smart and the funny Catrina (15) Who ever fight for women's freedom and racial descrimination Cattie Chong (26) Batman Cavit Anıl Buram (28) People who live authentically CC (18) Women that know their place but still fight for what is right CC (22) starbuck ccc (27) the ones who save the day ccchnl I don't really have heroes, but I prefer the sensitive, the passionate, the brave cdl (35) Cleopatra Cee Cee (17) Maybe. Celia (15) Ella of Frell Celline Marge (18) those who don't try to be somebody they aren't but instead fight to defend something they really are. cenire (25) Beatrix Kiddo,Mulan,Daria cerisetea (34) Trinity Cestmoi Alex and Abi C face. (22) The ones that change everything without being obvious cfm (37) None Cfreedman (38) Katie Bell ch I don't have a heroines fiction Chacha (13) The mom from Four Brothers Chancelor C.J. King (19) Hermione Granger, Cosima (Orphan Black), Xena and Gabrielle Chandra Alexander (24) I'm not sure Channy (19) Those who stand up above men Chari (21) Don't have any Charlene (17) Black Widow Charlene (18) Mme Sabatier, Jeanne Duval... Charles 01 ( 7) Juliet, Elsa from Casablanca, Dorothy Gale from wizard of Oz, Athena Charles L Davis Jr (51) tess darbyfield charlotte (29) Roald Dahl's Matilda Charlotte (18) I'm often not partial to heroines of fiction, as I feel they are never as developed as the male characters. There never seems to be a balance between an inherent feminine nature and the brute strength of their masculinity. Charlotte H. (23) The free-thinkers and fighters, Moll Flanders, Anna Karenina, Anais Nin, Emma Bovary Charly Mariaan (49) I like women without fear of non-conformity like Stargirl in a book by Jerry Spinelli Chary Silva (22) those who doesn't abide by the laws of cliche' without losing their feminine side chay (40) Scarlet O'Hara, Return to Eden's Tara Cheche (40) Those full of love cheeky (26) Elizabeth Bennet Cheemargh (36) wonder woman chele warrior women chelle (47) The ones with the least to say. Chelsea (23) Ah, Lady Jane Grey. Alison Weir's version, anyway. Chelsea Smith (24) Elizabeth Bennet, Padme Amidala, Belle, Lara Croft Chelsea Whiting (26) Pippy Longstocking Chelsy Women of courage. Cheri D. Jo in Little Women, Portia in Merchant of Venice Cherie (40) Anita Blake Cherish Robinson (21) The women that can balance it all - that lead by example; but still have the darkness Cherlyn (40) Mysterious, hypnotic and adventurous-who like to be naughty Cherub (30) Names escape me now Cheryl Barnette (59) Miss Marple, Alice (in Wonderland), Elizabeth/Anna (Bioshok), Mulan. Cheshire (22) Jane Eyre chi-chi those who create an ideal that no human being has ever attained but to which we should aspire Chickpea (31) The Wife of Bath ChiefJ42 (44) Hermoine Granger. never let others opinions of smart women stop you from being one chiklitz76 (39) Jane Eyre. Hermione Granger. Lisbeth Salander. Chili (17) Amazons, Athena, Artemis Chinita (34) Scarlett 'O' Hara chinnu (20) Meera Bhai Chinnu (38) Women used their intelligence to defeat their enemies and resolve their conflicts Chip Griphix (35) Pick any mahou shoujo character Chiu Jing Hua (17) joan of ark chloe (21) Ripley from Aliens Chonda stong female characters who are unyealding to the oppressive and difficult Choraven (32) The one's who care not to censor their actions to remain feminine, but only do what they need to do. Chris (16) Elizabeth Bennet Chris Same as my answer for heroes. Chris (19) Hester Prynne, Hermoine, Scarlet Ohara Chris The strong, the determined - those who carve their own path Chris (13) Those that find the strength to carry on Chris Ramona Quimby Chris Glass (39) Laura from Brief Encounter Chris S. no one Christa (27) Catwoman Christabelle (29) Juliette (as played by Olivia Hussey), Aschenbrödel (as played by Libuše Šafránková) Christian (44) Tomb Raider, Jessica Atreides Christian Boyanov (24) not sure Christian Soldier (33) Chris reads, I don't Christina (26) Elphaba. Christina Kronberg (23) Regina Giddons in The Little Foxes, Christina Tounzen I like the female characters who are supposed to be the ugly best friend because they usually have more personality than the female leads, and they're rarely actually ugly. Christina X. (37) belle, from "Beauty and the Beast" christine (18) Dilsey, Scarlett Johannsen's character in Lost in Translation Christobel (17) There is no more aching figure than Caddie Compson or Lady Ashley. Christobel in College (18) Those who seem to have more dominion over their life than their creator. Christopher (24) Women are the underpinning of every great literary man. Christopher Blaum (37) None Christopher Boone Those who forego womanly tendencies while still remaining womanly Christopher James Stagg (16) Women who transcend space and time and thus, become so much more womanly Christopher M. (31) The ones who are flawed, so I can see their humanity. Christopher Mitchell (17) Wonder Woman Christopher Ross (23) Joan of Ark, or her parts which are fictional christy (44) Alcestis, Clytemnestra, Diana the Huntress Christy Turner (50) - Chuck (43) cat woman Chuck (44) Women who are adventurous, clever, humorous and interesting Chunky Lover My mom and grandma are the only ones Ciara (24) Too many to count. Ciara (22) Feminine, motherly characters Cickany (51) Just don't know, man. Ciera (16) Ghost Busters Cilie (50) I'm thinking of Jane Austen's female leading ladies: smart women who refuse to be duped by men with ulterior motives. Men in general aren't bad, but there are always the bad apples. Cindy Contemporary female characters who have heightened senses (and pixie dust). Alice Hoffman and Amy Tan have drawn some of my favorites. cindy (50) The woman that stands by her man Cindy (24) Not much of a reader as of late... Cindy (22) Any strong minded character. Cindy (50) Jo March, Stephanie Plum CindyLu (58) Anne Shirley, Sookie Stackhouse, Elphaba Thropp, Scherazadie Cissa Fireheart (32) Those warm maternal figures. Ciucan (18) Lisbeth Salander cizz not sure CJ (18) queen margaret CJN (21) The ones who don't have a romance with another character at any point during the story line. Claire Again with the fiction. I like Lucille Ball--she makes me laugh. Claire (32) Atypical women; women who break all boundaries and teach us more about the real ways of women. Claire Bartholomew (16) Women who are filled with justified rage. ClaireW (65) Wonder Woman Clancy Amelie from the sme title film. She was an eternal romantic. Clara (20) Cinderella Clara Idgie Threadgoode, Esther, Janie Crawford Clarissa (18) Elizabeth Bennet Clark Kent Those who are strong while still being feminine Clark Langridge (32) Alice Pleasance Liddel Clau they try to overcome any circunstances Claudia (36) Those who know how to fight for love Claudia (21) Clay Douglass: Madonna Clay Douglass (34) harry potter characters clazza mgee wendy and sailor moon Clelia Beatriz Valdez (22) It's Violetta Castillo in Violetta clemfolk49 (13) Ones who can save themselves as well as others Cleo (∞) Warrior women. clockwork (34) nancy drew cm (57) Ripley, Goddesses, Coastside007 (42) Is there any? I can't recall exactly but she must be someone who's tough and see the world in a different way cobweb (24) The beautiful, vulnerable and undertstated CockneyKnight (48) Complex characters who contradict themselves and change over the course of a novel, unswayed by outer circumstance or opinion Coco (31) Holly Golightly Coco (19) All of the ones who have overcome adversity. CocoPuff2016 (44) Those who are strong yet equally tender when need be codered (18) females who push to make a difference Cody (25) The shrewd and clever ones who outsmart their obstacles and never let chauvanistic practices in society stop them from what they want. Cody Gould (17) Tess of the D'urbervilles Col (41) The strong minded yet very beautiful in mind and soul Colin (39) Lady Brett Ashley, Beatrice, Franny, Patty Berglund. Colin (22) Those that do not feel any tension between family and work Colorful (28) Lassie was always there for Timmy like the way I am there for my dad. Colton (27) the conniving peasant who fights for his beliefs, the gender matters not comnomnomor (15) Claire Randall Fraser of Outlander, for the reasons Proust explains in his answer Connie Anne Frank Connor Lucy Pevensie. Connor Magdelene conor (34) nadja from andre breton's novel constanceeee (19) Wonder Woman, Black widow Constantin (32) Strong women who figured out how to balance it all and still remain present Consuela Those who overcome adversity Cookie Strong, independent, intelligent women cookie (51) The three witches in The Ladies Of Grace Adieu Cora (26) Women who are powerful strong and independant Core (25) Sadly they are usually reacting to men's action so it is complicated, I prefer them in their autobiographies, so it is half fiction Corentine (25) None that I can think of. Corey none corinne Those who fight for love Cory (22) elizabeth bennett cpaters1 (26) The women who don't fit, who challenge the idea of "woman" cr I like to leave that to my own imagination. ;-) Craig Suga Biles (22) Eve assuming she really didn't live Crimson (60) uff I don't have any cris Juana de arco Crisfe (31) Dont have one :) hellen of troy type Cristi A woman who are intelligent and confident and has no need to rely on a man. Crystal (17) This is a redundant question! Crystal (32) All of the ladies in Brenda Jackson's books. Crystal (34) Women who get what they are looking for out of life and men. Crystal (35) Beatrice Kiddo csheehan (17) Those who roll with the punches and have a sense of humor CStoney (47) those who are truthfully and kind cuchi (40) All the strong women who are capable of self-sacrifice and tender moments cucu (26) Fausta from Les Pardaillan cvelez (64) Those who have been abused in any way and have overcome their past to be transformed healthy and healed in their adulthood cweekly Those who are wise and calm, helping people secretly and genuinely, humble, caring, but can lead when necessary. Cyan Imsomething (28) one who is outspoken d0701 (29) Is this a trick question? Dad (42) woman who can handle anything thrown their way Daesia Garcia (16) Lizzie Benett, Jo March, Claudine and Scout Finch Daffy Sue Esposito (60) Feminine yet strong women Daisy (27) strong females Daisy (17) strong, brilliant women willing to stand up to the establishment Daisy The women who complete the largest tasks, despite a previously miniscule role. Dakota Swaveman (18) Buffy the Vampire Slayer! dA member: sonicbutterfly (17) Athena - Wonder Woman - Bionic Woman (I loved the kitcsh 70's) Damien TC (36) Penolope of the Odyssey comes to mind Dan (29) Princess Leia, Dan Nikki Heat Dan (39) Margret Thatcher Dan (51) Elizabeth Bennet Danae (17) Power Girl Danger (16) "Miss Celie" (The Color Purple). Dani (31) Mina Harker Dani (19) Elphaba Thropp, a woman ho was demonized simply for doing what she felt was right, and Glinda Upland, who found out that happiness is not in the things that you wish for and come true, but the things that you never expected Daniel (16) Rebel Wilson Daniel Below The women of Set it Off Daniella (27) Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Rosalind from As You Like It. Danielle (15) Hecate. Freja. Artemis. Hine Nui Te Po. Danielle (35) not sure DanielleKeith (19) Sylvia Plath in the Bell Jar. Daniel Molina (20) Ones that watch movies. Daniel Phelps (23) I haven't read enough of fiction with women in the lead roles, though perhaps Katniss in her better moments Daniel Stephens (Character Sketch) (22) romeo and juliet, gatsby daniiii (18) Esmeralda, from Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Daniil (22) Same answer to the previous fiction answer...don't read. No where to keep the books. DaniStory (29) I cannot think of any Danny (25) Jane Maple Daph (45) those are feminine but can still kick butt Darcy (20) princess diana dario (21) Those who are strong and capable Darlene (29) Any woman who fought against the tyranny of a system, a country or a man...and won! Darnell Margaret Atwood's ladies. DashEloise (32) Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlett O’Hara, Jane Eyre Dave Cresswell (46) none DaveG (39) Professor McGonagle from Harry Poter Dave Whitaker (40) Hermione Granger Davey (18) Carmela Soprano, Lilith DaveyD (24) Someone is ethereal while still being confident and intellegent. Emboding grace, beauty and intellegence. I can't think of a spefic example. David (19) Nancy Drew. David (10) those who do more then the average person David (18) determined David (63) Women possessed of an unceasing intellect David (24) Those who David I do not favour fiction David (51) some revolutionary cuban woman from 1957 david baiguera (35) My very own Francine Black. I've grown to become quite fond of her David E.J.A Bennett (29) Magda Lilliane Kardoss von Gamsfeld David Sergio Cisneros Ardura (46) Those whose sexuality is an expression of natural unboundness, rather than a mask. Women whose expression of love is of the purest you can imagine. David Timme (19) Those who go against what society wants them to be, without forsaking themselves. Davie (16) Witches and Cleopatra Davi Silva (21) daemaries targaryean dawn (40) Strong independent women. Dawn Robinette (51) Strong women who are fearless Dawson Sarah Jessica Parker character on Sex and the city. I just love her. She gives me strength and a good laugh. Daxion Mr. Dax Johnson (29) those who have more than beauty to recommend themselves and are always full of spirit Daya (22) april ludgate Daydreamer (18) Those who show amazing strength of character, yet maintain femininity Daydreamer (63) Those who show amazing strength of character, yet maintain femininity Daydreamer (63) Women who have the courage to love dbrown (24) Esther Greenwood dcsnowbunny (25) Holy Golightly Dd (43) Women who defy culture's need to masculinize them into understood roles of power, yet are still soaring, incredible characters. Women as women, and as people, and not caricatures. DDG9000 (25) Scarlette O`Hara Dea (40) See above. Sorry. D. E. Alvis (58) The American girl (Cat in the Rain), Amelie, Toph, Chihiro Dean (17) Bridget Jones DeAndre Beck (20) Janie Crawford DeAnna Alexander (35) Wonder woman, Mattie Silver, Catherine Earnshaw Deanna Sanders (44) Elizabeth Bennet and most of Shakespearean muses and characters Deb (37) Anna K. Debby Creech-West (43) Jane Eyre Deborah S. Wilson (56) Debbie Dare (Sandra Bland), Easy Rawlins, Jane Eyre Deborah Wilson Joan of Arc Declan Cohen (35) People who tell a story that is so amazing that it could be true. De-De (36) She-Ra, Wonder Woman, Inanna, Dee (24) Jane Eyre Dee (19) Those who overcome adversity without becoming bitter DefMelon Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet Deja Vu (20) a women who respects herself Delaney Elizabeth Bennett Delia Webster (80) - delice_ok (21) hawk girl dendoo (23) Those who let themselves be complete Denine (24) none Denise 1 Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander, Eowyn of Rohan Dennis (61) Wonder Woman, Evelyn Salt, Foxy Brown, Tank Girl Dennis Theodore (37) Penelope, the wife of Odysseus. denny (23) The girls of Narnia. Denny Anne Elliot, Lucy Honeychurch, Connie Escobar Densio (25) The Bride from Kill Bill Derek Ambrose (22) none derp (22) ultimate compassion desert dweller Anna karenina devanand That girl from "Kill Bill?" - I'm a pretty big Quentin Tarrantino fan I guess... Devon (18) The adventurist, the independant, the romantic. Devon Lisenby (20) the tender, beautiful, clever woman Dev Tucker (17) gaia Devu (22) Don't have one. Dezirae (17) Anyone who is resilient DH (39) those that stepped outside their assigned role diana (52) Those who are everything a man wants to be Diana (20) I don't know...maybe any fictional women who proves to be...a woman Diana (15) Real and gritty women Diana Ditto - Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful Diana Thomas - English Thursday 6pm (38) Alice in Wonderland for going on an adventure DianeD (50) Motoko Kusanagi Diarre Ibrahim (22) Juliet dida (14) Here misogyny is revealed. Diego Miguel Danura Puyó (30) Queen Esther Dietgingerale Violet Baudelaire, Leslie Knope Dilip C Louis (32) Those that realise that in weakness, true strength hides and that you do need another's approval or assistance to be complete. Dimitar Atanasov (25) the superwomen dimitris (25) Susan Trinder and Maud Lily Dindin (20) Black Widow Dino (18) Penelope, Aphrodite, and Christine Daie. Diona (19) The ones that are tender, but become ferocious while protecting their loved ones. dionysis_dt (24) Any women who stood up to overwhelming odds and suceeded Dirk Radman (35) Promethea Dixon Wragg Cinderella. DizzyblondeChic (55) none Dj Becky Sharp. (Whom I doubt would have tolerated me); Lily Rowan dlew919 (40) See above dmca (38) nobody Doc55 (55) those who manage to be happy and keep everyone else happy around them. Dolna (39) Maria Nefeli of Elytis, Medea of Eurypides Dolores Nabokov (26) ddddddd Dom They that are harmonious, filled with the loving oneness of nature and humbly display their purity and power with works and charm. Dominic (17) Ashley Brett, Elinor Dashwood, Esther Greenwood Dominick (23) Women who are never content with their lot in life. Dominick Miller (19) Women willing to destroy the world Dominick Miller (20) Jocasta, Edna Pontellier, Audrey Hepburn characters. Dominick Miller (21) Elphaba from "Wicked," Beatrice Prior, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mary from "American Mary" (film) Dona (35) Miss Marple DonAli (33) Those who are faithful and hardworking donkeys4eva (20) Beatrice Doob Doggo (21) women who have strength, courage and dignity doodledoo12345 The Amazons. Dori (23) Marie Curie, Angela Merker Dothzilla (33) Those who step beyond their traditional roles and show that they truely ARE equal to men. Doug (30) Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Doug Lambert (65) The unstable, hollow women. Duras, Rhys, Koffman....the tortured novelists. Douni Vietnamese tale of Mỵ Châu Dracontomelum (30) also, those who live their life to the fullest, regardless of what anyone else thinks Dragana (22) I like Tamora Pierce's heroines, especially Aly. Dragontongue (22) A woman that fights for the women´s rights Dre (35) Those who are strong yet do not betray their nature entirely; and those whose thoughts are works of poetry and beauty Dre (17) Strong black women who speak truth to power Dreamboat Annie strong DreamBrother (27) Eve, because she saw through the lies Dreda (23) those who help Drew (16) Marla singer drift Crones, I would say. A crone with some power can perform marvelous, world changing acts but still know he place. Dr. Isaac Busafalus (53) none dritjeta (42) quirky outlaws Dr. J (76) Mick Kelly of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Dru (24) Lilith, Rahab, and Jezzie. Drucar (45) nobody ds (45) Andromeda; the protagonist of 'Cold Comfort Farm'(?),Dido of Carthage. D.S.de.P.Ramos Mick Kelly. Duckish Women Ducky Women that support and encourage the men in their lives Dude (49) Any man or women who is courageous and funny duke (18) Lara Croft comes to mind. Duncan Passell (17) catwoman dustxii (22) The ruthless ones.... Dutchess Bonnie Parker; Mallory (Mickey & Mallory) Dutchess HAHA GOOD FEMALE CHARACTERS Dvach (18) Those who challenge what it is to be a woman D.X (22) Delores Hayes, Miranda Dylan (17) Wonder Woman Dylan Adams (25) Women who can overcome the bounds placed upon them by society E modesty blaise e (28) Those who are well-rounded. E (20) Mary Magdalene eagleclaw (35) Cassandra, Dido, etc. E.A. Latham (25) I can't think of any. EAR (19) no one Earth Speck (30) Scout Finch Eau (45) Lizzy Bennett Ed (30) rosalind in as you like it ed Helen of Troy, eddiboy See above. Eddie (48) I can't remember Eddie (12) Mulan (basically all the girls in Disney films) Eden (19) Satoko Ayakura (the Sea of Fertility) - what Proust said Edgar Roberts (15) Mrs. Dalloway Edie (26) Hannah Arendt Edmond Dantes (26) Ophelia. Edouard (41) jocasta Eduardo (19) Independent intelligent woman cap Eduardo Villegas (37) Independent intelligent woman cap Eduardo Villegas (37) those that do not pretend EduGri (53) Dagny Taggart Effie (34) Tender, poetic and pure women or hotties efha (23) anyone played by Audrey Hepburn ehk2 (30) Lisbeth Salander EHM Emma Bovary. Eiichi (16) Those that give their lives for their country the best way they knew how Eilfa (28) kate chopin, "The Awakening" EJ (29) Celie and Shug Avery in The Color Purple, Tambu and Nyasha in Nervous Conditions; women who express the duality of my own nature and a strength I hope I possess E.Jay (21) Anne Shirley ,who taught me intelligence is an intensely attractive trait in a woman. ejb (22) Those that combine strength with femininity El (23) Those who inspire men to strive to lead better lives el3vat0r those strong-willed female characters of fiction and animation elay (21) the strong-willed characters of lierature and gaming elay (23) every strong-willed female character of gaming, literature and animation elay (24) Carmilla, lady Macbeth, lavinia, Emilie in Cinna eldar (25) Hermione Granger Eleanor (14) Jo March, Esther Greenwood, Maggie Tulliver, Hester Prynne Electryo (15) Jo from Little Women, Antje Strubel (she's not fiction but she writes it!) Alice. Elena δεν εχω ελενη (33) Those who have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to live their ideals Elena Di Cesare all indepentent superwomen eleni (18) Shakespeare's: Juliet, and Helen of Troy. Eleni Constantinou (20) Hermoine Granger Elexia (19) cat woman Elexis (18) wonder woman Elexis (18) same as male Elias (22) Amelie Poulain, Tom Robbins's female protagonists. Eliaz McMillan (33) Cinderella eliciabg (23) my favorite heroines is catwoman elicule (13) The one that takes care of people while admitting that she doesn't really like it. because Honesty is truly what a hero needs. Elie (16) buffy summers Elin (47) I don Elisa Varvara Stavrogina Elisabeth (22) Lisa from "Girl, interrupted" (she reminds me of a childhood friend Elisabeth Carver Elizabeth benner Elissa (22) Those who face more than anyone should have to and yet rise above it. Elizabeth Cordelia Naismith, Mercy Thompson, Amelia Peabody, Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth (25) Nobody, to be honest. No woman in fiction has ever called to my interests as much as real women do. Elizabeth (15) I never had the chance to indulge in fiction, but if I had, any heroine who clears obstacles and overcomes. Elizabeth Diane Shaffer (0) Jo March from Little Women (willing to do anything for family); Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird (asks the tough questions); Nancy Drew (smart, could solve crimes & maybe my disease); & Charlotte from Charlotte's Web ( teaches strength, compassion) Elizabeth Diane Shaffer (0) Knights Elle (51) george from the enid blyton books. elizabeth bennett. ElleKay Charlotte Ellen (48) Jane Eyre, Tess Ellen Those who seek help and guidance, but live their own journey. Ellen B Smiley (29) Glencora Palliser, Gunter Grass's women in "The Flounder" Ellen Fitzpatrick (61) Lois Lane Ellie (25) Women in fiction distress and annoy me, I have not yet found the perfect one. Perhaps there is no such thing. Ellie_Estrella (19) Those who care equally about themselves and everyone else whilst still maintaining intelligence and homour Ellie Wilson (15) Molly Clock from Scrubs. Elliot The audience. elliot (22) artists, philosophers who pushe me to be better but have the compassion to understand Elliott (28) Becky Sharpe, and any who bear resemblance to her. Elliott Hemp (23) My favorite heroines in fiction are Lou and Sisters Elo (11) The three characters in the film "The Hours" elSigno (37) My mother Ely (23) Those women who cease to be womanly; everything that denies tenderness, poetry, purerity and is in no way beautiful Elyse (20) Binary file Em_1425616956.html matches Binary file Em_1425616956.html matches The girl from bridge to terabithia. Em Holly Golightly Ema (18) Desdemona, honest till the send. emdonnelly7 Those who are kind to children. emdonnelly7 can not think of a specific one. Wait. Marie Antoinette. Emilee Nightshade (19) Helen Magnus, Elizabeth Bennett, Amy Pond Emilie (23) Confident, strong, independent women who don't have to rely on anyone else. Emilina (27) Ellen Ripley emilio (28) Bridget Jones, Samantha Jones, Lolita, and misunderstood, extraordinary women Emillia (16) Usually the kind women. They can be gun-toting, foul-mouthed or sarcastic, but if their main motive is kindness or a desire to protect 'good things', I fall for them. Emily (19) jane eyre. anyone that is pure, innocent, and self made Emily (24) antigone emily (24) My favourite heroines of fiction is Natacha ROMANOFF Emily (13) I like Jane Eyre and Wonder Woman, among others Emily (22) women who aren't defined by being a woman Emilyann (22) Katniss Everdeen because she kicks ass and can take care of herself Emily Carter (37) the ones that go mad. Emily Clark (25) women who push the boundaries of gender assumptions Emma (20) i don't like fictional women. emma (18) the heroic ones Emma (20) Women with strength and courage Emma (50) who knows emma (14) Harriet from Harriet, the Moses of her People Emma (34) not sure emma (20) Lesley Arfin, for making me laugh and cry and cringe and go, "Oh hey, I've done that....shit." Emma McKinney Katniss Everdeen, Minerva McGonogall, Jane Eyre Emme (21) Katniss Everdeen, Antigone, Nora from "A Doll's House" Empyrean (17) Madame Bovary, Medea, Antigona encolpio8 (22) Those shaped with the traveling clouds on the sky Endimion none endor Hero was a woman ENEgck (56) A woman not afraid to be a woman Engel (48) Ana Karenina, Ema Bovary Enis Helen Of Troy Eno A. Agolli (15) Feminine, yet strong willed. Enrique (21) Ophelia Eric (15) Alia Atreides Eric (40) Éowyn, Princess Leia, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Captain Marvel Eric (37) Clarissa Dalloway, Emma Bovary. Eric (19) non really, just flashy i guess i dunno Erica Lady MacBeth, Lolita, Erica (25) dont have any i really dont idolize anyone though i admire the stregth of marilyn monroe cliche bt she was a fighter, and mother theresa Erica` (21) What Proust said Erica Johnson (21) See answer to question on heroes of fiction. Eric C. Wolfe (28) Samus Aran Erich (20) Janie, Mikage Sakurai, Edna Pontellier. Erich (19) Those similar to the main woman in Hercules, whose name currently escapes me Erict7 Brett Ashley, she reminds me of a 'rotten' ex lover of mine. Erik (25) Evey Hammond Erik Isaac (19) Those who are intelligent and pure of heart Erik Price (18) Scarlett O'Hara Erin (27) Anne of Green Gables Erin (53) Elizabeth bennett Erin (30) Those who are smart and quick witted. Renee from Elegance of the Hedgehog/ Erin Mary Magdalene, Amelia Bedilia Erin (46) Alice in Wonderland Erin (31) Zina ers (22) The ones that sacrifice their generic traits for a greater good Escalus (22) Those that are intelligent and strong and hopeful and gentle and have a good sense of humour. Escapism (19) Antigone, Violet Baudelaire Esmé (18) Romantic figures in the 19th century prose of English writers like Austen, hardy and bronte; of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky; of lupus coupe runs and Frederik van Eeden Esmee fidelius (54) the famous five ESMERELDA (50) Sophia from the Color Purple Estacia Hernandez (37) those who live life to its fullest. esteban (29) Lady Chatterley, Mrs. Dalloway, Ma Joad Esteban (23) Eve Estee those who can heal the sick and do it witouth request even if every healing takes days or her live estrella blanca as above Et (32) Isis and Storm Et Cetera (22) Independent women who suddenly discover love -- Anna Karenina and Stendhal's female characters in particular Etha (26) mysterious, powerful yet still with a sense of femininity ethan (20) Katniss Everdeen Ethan Mayatt (25) Storm, and also the chick from heavy metal 2000 Eva (23) Hermione Granger, The Handmaid, Lara Bellaqua Eva (16) gibson's "molly" evan ass hatch (18) Hermione Granger, the smart, loyal, kind ones Evanna (18) The ones who are both clever and weak, strong and faulted, or ambitious and failing. Evan Washington (20) Jane Eyre despite her sometimes holier-than-thou attitude. She had strength. Tatiana Metanova because she had strength Evie (22) Perhapas elektra... evilwonders (28) Hermione, Winry Rockbell, Pinako Rockbell, Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother in the Cinderella musical, Jack's Mother in into the woods, etc, etc. evren (16) Anna Karenina Ezra (20) See above, above. FA I don't have one Facio I don't have one Facio (19) see previous question F. Ahmed (15) none fallen (24) Those I have fallen in love with, for real Fanourios (40) the pure and honest very beautiful women. farfoura (22) Scheherazade fatgaynig (20) Venus Fatima (19) Those who made a Difference against all odds Fatima (26) I don't have a favorite Fawna (19) Anne of Green Gables, Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennett Fay (22) Alice from Alice in Wonderland. feanix (20) Robin Hood, Felipe Maia Dunno. Ferroever (43) Astronema, Karone. fersfumero (28) Chani of Dune, Galadriel of the LOTR Trilogy, Nanny Ogg of Discworld FeydRautha (46) sookie stakhouse, stars unwrit Feysweetie (43) Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful fhickey (22) Sophie Hatter, Catelyn Stark, Kiki from Miyazaki's Kiki's delivery service, Imperator Furiosa Fidjeridodu (30) The ones you love to hate. Fields (19) marge simpson, betty boop filinia (22) Holly Golightly. final fashion (33) This one is easier. Lady Marion Finnegan Magondolovich (Long Story...) Psyche... deliverance through submission Finokio (38) Elizabeth Bennett fk2005 (34) Ellen Ripley. FlameHorse (28) Oh, I answered that before... Sorry guys, those ladies rock hard. Flantasy Girl (25) Quite honestly, I believe Elizabeth Bennet, as well as Jo from Little Women have been set as ideal women in my mind flavia (13) the underlying ones who drive society with morals Flo see above under heroes Flora (69) Penelopa. Florin-Alexandru Brănescu (16) Galadriel Flower (39) those who seem juxtaposed without seeming out of place Floyd Women who seem to have lost their sense of gender, regarding it as a prejudice FlyinMonki (27) Honor Harrington ForePlinger Those who can tend to everything without a flaw, but has a fatal weakness that she shields from everyone else ForSavvy Becky sharp Fran (52) see proust's response francesca (49) any underdog Francesca all of those who show determination towards their goals in life. Women are strenght. Francisca Bastos (17) Those who aknowledge to respect their sensibility and after that strive to be courageous Francisco Aguirre (23) Isolda Francisco Javier Gil Vidal (54) Little Dorritt Francis Times (20) strong and defiant women able to hold their own in our tumultuous society Frankie (23) Those who ridicule men with a light touch FrankieSmash (49) River Song (Doctor Who), Trinity (Matrix), Zoe Washburne (Firefly) Franklin Frank Anglin (32) Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials Trilogy) Frank Nekrasz (25) ones who do not rely on being a woman to be interesting. fred (16) Jo from Little Women Freda (61) Katniss Everdeen Friedrich Mueller (57) Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, Edda Burber Fritha Grey Lilly Bart, Countess Ellen Olenska, Nata frw N/A fumble (19) meg murray, emma bovary, lily bart, isabel archer furies (27) Katniss Everdeen FYS13Alec (18) Mulan FYS13Amanda (18) All the ones that stand up to oppression. FYS13Andrew Sam from The Perks of Being a Wallflower FYS13Bella The woman who becomes a better ideal through her strife. FYS13Chad the ones who trip up the heros I am not partial to heros FYS13DRJ Those who have flaws that make them come alive by forcing them to face their demons head on. FYS13Michaela (18) Lilo, liesel Meminger FYS13Savannah Henry (18) Hercules FYS13Tyler (19) Wonder woman, Batgirl, Oracle FYS14Darling (18) women who don't answer stupid questions or idiotic insults. FYS14julie Women who are strong, who rise against men but still have the courage to fall in love. FYS14Kelle (20) Wife of Leonidis (Queen of Sparta), Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Kate Winslet as Rose in Titanic FYS14Landon (18) Holly Golightly FYS14Mikaela (19) Hermione, Lilly, Tonks, Molly, Ginny, Fleur, McGonagall, Luna, Hedwig FYS14Payton Superwoman, forreal. FYS14Sam (19) Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl FYS14Sara Women strong enough to take care of themselves and their families FYS14Taylor Anne of Green Gables FYS14Zachary dont have one FYS breont (19) Women who are portrayed as not the "typical" woman FYSMadz (18) A woman who is nurturing and kind. FYSMegha (18) Women who fight against unjust things. FYSMichael (18) Aphrodite FYSNick elizabeth bennet G g g the powerpuff girls Gab (19) The ones I can relate to Gabby (13) ¨Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly¨ Gabby Griego (18) Beatrice Kiddo Gabe (31) strong independent women Gabi Woman who can do anything Gabriela (18) alice in wonderland Gabriela Coelho Mesquita Teixeira Borges (26) Rougue from the X-Men, Cammy White from Street Fighter. Gabriel Gonzalez (26) Princess Leia Gabriella Fuentes (17) my favourite heroine in fiction is Tris Prior in Divergente gaga (13) Women who do not lose their identity nor their soul when accomplishing their goals Gail (44) Wonder Woman Gail Flaherty Those refusing to be gender stereotyped while still maintaining their sense of the feminine. Gainer (52) the same as my heroes. Gait (17) still searching for one. Galareh (23) To be honest I don't read much Gamba Ajani The same as heroes. I do not have them. Garrett (19) Poetric Gator Krazy Dave Aila gavalia (46) Cat Woman. GD (47) Scout Finch, Elizabeth Bennet, Antigone and Calypso Gean Whitehead III (20) any lisa scottoline heroines Gene (51) Me, myself and I Gene (24) Penelope of The Odyssey. Genevieve (22) Daisy Buchanan, Franny Glass, Abra Bacon, Liesel Meminger Genevieve (15) I love Lux Lisbon. Genevieve (16) Scarlett O'Hara, Hester Prinn. Genie (65) brave and feminine women Genie (58) Thelma & Louise GenXer2012 (39) Women of power, knowledge and confidence. Geo (20) Strong female characters who appreciate men but who do not need them. Geo (57) Hitchcock's women George Women of courage. George Mile (35) Sarah Woodruff from 'The French Lieutenant's Woman', Jane Eyre George Owers (21) I have no heroines because none of them seems perfect or ideal in my eyes, but yet I like witches. I wish I were one Georgia (14) Jo from Little Women because she was creative, full of life and took action to help her family Georgia (53) Those who are feminine and sensible but courageous to death when it comes to a noble purpose. That,I think, it's beauty in it's finest. Georgiana Jo March, Agent 99, any woman that doesn't get marginalised and lives gg We still have yet to find many of those written. ghazaleh (27) Women, around the world, still struggling. Ghyles (31) Emma Bovary, Anna Karenina, Ghyles (31) Anna Karenina Gia (21) Hermione Granger Gianne (21) Dolores Haze Giannico (40) the ones that break the mold Gill (63) Tess of the D'Urbervilles Gillian Martin (40) Elizabeth Bennet, Cassandra Mortmain, Celine, Al, and Faye Wong's character in Chungking Express Gina (19) A woman who is initially weak but finds inner strength Gina (30) noble women Ginger Thompson (50) Gaia, Athena, and Hera. Gionna (28) Amy Foster Giorgia Tutte coloro che seppero sacrificarsi Giovanni Moro (32) Grindhouse Babes Girl You Too Rude amelie poulain. Giselle (18) Joan of Arc. Gjabrielle Women that are able to be strong without seeing femininity as a weakness Glenn Parker (24) Hester Prynne, Nancy Drew Glen Reeves (37) Kahlan Amnell Gloria (59) Humanly flawed and courageous women Gloria Jesus Gloria Heatley (58) Heroines who don't define themselves by their gender GMcG Precious Ramotswe, Ninny Threadgood, Clarice Starling goblin64 (45) Warriors who disregard femininity for the sake of service Godfrey (19) Venus,Artemisz gofaify (19) buffy the vampire slayer, katniss everdeen Golden Boy (20) The Virgin Mary, Margaret Thatcher. Gonzalo jane eyre GP (39) Bonnie Abbzug GPB (37) None Grace (30) Alice and Dorothy Grace (12) Those who see other women as equals rather than competition, who are tender but not door mats. Grace (28) Rogue Grace Cooper (20) Currently: Vanessa Ives and the healer Snake gracehoppin (23) Penelope, Holly Golightly, Anna Karenina, Gracie (22) Women who can stand up for themselves; strong and confident Gracie Campbell (23) Katchoo and Francine Graham (20) I don't know greatlove (32) Beatrice from Kill Bill. Greer (33) the Daughters of Zelophehad Greg (24) Dorothy Gayle Greg (17) Marie Curie, countess Marcie's Greg (36) Probably Katniss from the Hunger Games or Trinity from the Matrix Greg (53) Ellen Ripley, Amelie Poulain, Sarah Connor, Eowyn, Julia (Cowboy Bebop) Greg Lytle (26) those who remain strong against all odds and overcome sexism and limitations gretel Strong ones Gret Sidl (17) Franny Glass, CJ Cregg, Hirondelle (BBC1's The Fourth Arm), Princess Leia, Ripley in Alien greythorne (38) Scooby-Doo Grimace sarah connor, gruchi (63) ordinary women doing extraordinary things gruffmusic (49) The women from my novel Gtergab (50) The ones who know how to use their wiles to their advantage Guenther Same as before. guiller van mistoffellees (17) ??? Gus (18) Lady Macbeth Gustavo (21) Those willing to sacrifice themselves gutsyaardvark (19) Anna Karenina, Claudia Chauchat, Marion Bloom Guy Van Driessche (44) The mythical ones Gwen (18) super woman Hadasa (19) Same as the heroes? Dur? Hailey (34) Lea Michele Hailey (15) protagonist in mirada de mujer Hakusha Senbon (24) The women who's lives do not completely revolve around men. Hal (18) The women who are strong and beautiful Haley (19) those who over come obstacles with great faith hamdi (20) cinderella hamideh (26) Elizabeth Bennett, Viola Hamlet (30) Ulyssar Hana (14) Death from The Sandman,Franny Glass HandeG. (13) Women who don't rely on a man Hanna (24) Too many too count, I do seem to favor women with a good strong personality. Hannah (15) katniss everdeen hannah (25) Antigone, Scout Finch Hannah Chambers (24) The ones who kick ass but still get the guy. (That's why it's fiction, I suppose) Hannah Ross (20) I don't know. Hannah Suttles IDK Hanshaw (14) women of virginia wolf Hari (21) Oh, see above. I seem to take a dislike to heroes and have more fictional heroines. Harold E. Leighton (37) The torn and healed, the pure and unpure, the comedienne in dirty shoes, the woman who has misplaced part of herself in a house or a man or a child, en medias res. Hope after the beautiful things are destroyed. Harold E. Leighton (40) none Harold Oberg Holly Golightly Harriet (23) Strong women who keep contact with their feelings Hassallah (30) Sachs from Jeff Daver novel Hassan (21) I don't have one, they are all equally boring. Hayzeus (23) Calliope (Middlesex); Lolita HCE (15) Emily Thorne from Revenge Heath women of strength and love, wonder woman HEATHER (37) Those who don't lie HeavyFire (16) buffy, mer grey, brenda chenowith heider (27) Weetzie Bat, Anne of Green Gables, Margaret Heidi R. Crazy Kat Heinar (52) Like Elizabeth Bennet, those who have such characters as to make us truly love them like friends Helen (32) Holden Caulfield Helen (19) Woman who aren't afraid of a challenge Helena (18) Juliet, Dinah from The Red Tent Helen Mattison Wyatt (20) wonder woman! hellgirl (19) the bionic helz bells (41) Ayn Rand Henry (46) A woman who dares to believe in a world that can't allow it Henry_Z (25) those who follow their heart her (26) Again i've fallen in love with all my characters Herald (71) those who are real but nevertheless reach for the heights of the ideal herbertofwestlake (43) There are so few, really, and mostly very recent and in sci fi and fantasy novels. Hern (39) I really can't say I have one either. Herod (20) beautiful girls Hero Solomon (25) strong Hetal (22) I don't feel the need to choose a heroine, they don't need to be defined in that way, someone can be someone;s heroine without the typical role of being atypical as a woman. H, Han-Jan Scarlett O'Hara HHP (41) Strong, smart, sensitive women. Hira Yousuf (18) Elizabeth Bennett HKas (28) all the heroines is the Fall of Atlantus/Mists of Avalon series of books, Elizabeth Bennett H. McMillan (33) No tengo. H.Nakashima (21) Mulan, The Little Mermaid, the dark Phoenix hobbes (26) Vexille and the rest of the strong-willed females of animation~~ hodouk (22) Christa Wolf's Kassandra... I can't think of many convincing female fictional characters, perhaps I need to read more female writers. Hoelder1in (51) Women of genius, employing their talents for some good. Or Susan Sto Helit. hoffsta ophelia, elizabeth bennett holden (27) Wonder Woman, Holley (39) Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, Holly Golightly. Women who embody and express beauty in countless ways and who make absolutely no apology for who they are. holly (17) Wonder Woman, Tina Fey, and Lorelei Gilmore Holly Avery (32) Don't have any Holly Pajka (28) Those who show that woman can exist, in her full potential without man or child but could choose to take on either. There is a Grace from within usually so that they are not crude nor selfish Honora (40) Hehe..umh..carrie in homeland Hooks Those who are strong, yet romantic, beautiful and have a good family life Hopefloats (24) don't know any Horace pluck (54) catwoman howard (34) I do not have any favorites for fiction. howard (34) Scarlett O' Hara for having the courage to do what is necessary, dagny for being true to herself and unflinching in her beliefs, jane eyre for refusing to comprimise Hrudaya (24) The protagonist in A Handmaid's Tale huck finn (48) All the women who stand strong in the face of trouble and does the opposite of what society expects a womam to do and react Huda (19) helen of troy huggybear (29) Satirical sharp witty women, who maintain their sense of themselves and their intelligence in the face of societies expectations. Hulot Redux Persephone, or Proserpine, from the poem Humbugger Omlet (20) The ones remembered for being true to themselves, refusing to sell out to the world Hunter (23) the whores.... Hurricane Katrina (25) Black widow Hwiseon Lee (24) again anyone in a Tamora Pierce novel Hyosun (25) Tauriel from "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug",Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly Hypnos The Blade (46) Katharine Clifton, 'The English Patient' and all the women of Downton Abby HYS (47) Lily B from "To The Lighthouse",Sarah Burton from "South Riding" by Holtby, Mrs Dalloway by Woolf I (22) People who are woman, act life men but are still in every way feminine and lovely. I Bo, Alicia Florrick, Kalinda. I Marguerite St. Just (Lady Blakeney) Ian (23) Tempernce Brennan Ian (44) Ninian, Lady of the lake ianplanet (47) juliet I Beg (54) The clever ones who play the rest like it's a game. That doesn't come off well in real life. Iblis Anak (22) the kid sleuth Ichabod Jane Eyre Icis The ones that i like in real life i dont know that i know (17) Scarlett Ohara, Christina, Sayard Ignats (70) The criteria is the same for heroines as it is for heroes Igor (29) The ones with common sense, cunning, strength (in character or body), and wisdom. Ika (24) The Jane Austen's women. ile105 (23) Jane Eyre, Diane Lockhart. ile105 (27) Are there any? Illinibeatle (44) Kay Scarpetta, Carrie Matheson Imajones I like the characters to be strong and being able to prove that they are not just women. Imee Any woman written as a heroine is comical to me I.M. (Imam Mahdi) (5) Woman with strong personallity Indrė (17) willing to sacrifice, or like a sad and innocent teenage girl going to abort her baby. inez (21) Tinkerbel: she flies wherever she wants to and waves het magic wand! Sleeping beauty: she had a lot of fun! Inkie (60) A women with a mix of genius, beauty and a little bit of mystery interestedparty margarita, erica jong, sophie i.p. Ann of Green Gables, Pippy Longstockings Ireland Rose (12) Women who had a blaze of glory and could still settle for peace Irene (17) Those to break their stereotypes, be they damsels or hardened worriors Irene (26) Those who are mysterious and beautiful Irina (16) a woman who can be better than man Iris (18) Black Widow Iris Ramsey (32) elizabeth bennet isa (29) The Holy Virgin and Madonna and Dulcinea... Isaac (16) nancy drew Isaac (29) Lady Macbeth. She had the right idea. Isaac Isabel (19) Strong women, not afraid to be independent and yet still womanly. Isabella Fairchild-Heart (Protagonist) (26) Nastasya Filipovna, Nadja Isabelle (26) Those who sacrifice everything for love Isadora Duncan (32) Sylvia Plath in Bell Jar Ismael Santos (20) Sibyl Vane and Irene Adler. Isolde (17) Those who stand up for equality amongst ALL people, regardless of sex, age, religion, ethnicity,, etc. Ita (23) Elisabeth Benneth. Iva The unassuming. Iva Pasztor (20) Those who are just natural in being themselves and are kind hearted to help others without asking for anything in return. Ivy (10) Another me who lead peace ivy (25) Alanna the Lioness, Galadriel, Elena Garanca Izzy (24) Offred from The Handmaid's Tale, Liesel Meminger Izzy (17) None Izzy waterhouse (16) None Izzy waterhouse (16) Woman out of Time, j2a18m (43) miss suck-a-lot jabbar (23) graceful, strong women Jacie Lin Paula Jack (14) rosaline beatrice cassandra jack (30) Mary Breydon from that Louis L'amour novel. I really like the old west. Jack (33) Nausicaa Jack (17) Strong, but gentle. Jack Goodman (18) Dido Twite, CJ Cregg, Nora Charles Jackie Those who are strong, opinionated, and enthusiastic Jackie (24) Wonder woman, Batgirl Jackie Cavalcante (40) Elizabeth Gilbert Jackie Vega (27) ellen ripley Jackson (32) Those who are the foils, or consciences of jerks. Jackson8471 (23) Galadriel Jack Viper (29) Strong, feminine women who aren't afraid to get alittle messy Jaclyn (22) The women who didn't care about making a difference. JaclynM (19) Fluttershy. Jacque (24) Medusa, Circe, The Furies. Jacqueline (34) I've answered this question. Jacqueline Garrett (38) Sankinta -- Danced so beautifully that God would look down from heaven just to watch her. Jade (17) Cat Woman Jade-a-boo (17) Jane Eyre, Katniss Everdeen Jade Green (30) daisy buchanan from the great gatsby, nora from a doll's house, edna pontellier and maggie the cat from cat on a hot tin roof Jadelynn (24) Matilda. Jae (18) I don't have any Jafari (33) Juliet, daughter to Capulet Jaime (18) Bridgette Jaime (28) action and adventure Jake A woman in a mans world Jake (17) Antigone Jake (21) I will need to agree with Marcel Proust; "Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful" Jakelina Hernandez (22) Storm (X-Men). J.A. Lawrence Oedipa Maas James (30) those who contrast james Strong, and tough James (19) Any woman that is true to herself without allowing a man to control her James (25) None James Green (29) The reluctant participant whose potential for strength is realized. James La Salandra (31) Erin Brokovich. Oh wait, she's a real person. I don't have time for reading fiction anymore. James Oliver North (39) Proust said it best: those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly jameson_welsh (22) Molly Bloom, Brett Ashley, Beatrice James William Reath (21) Again, no time for the fiction Jamie (25) Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Narcissa Malfoy, Molly Weasley, Sylvanas, Hime from Princess Resurrection, Christine from “the Autumn Castle”, Ella from “Ella Enchanted”, Sara Crewe from “A Little Princess”. Jamie (22) (included in "favorite heroes," above) Jan Any who are morally strong and realistic, with out being hard. Jan (55) Sheherazad Jana (22) Sheherazad Jana (22) batgirl . Janae (17) if they do abnormal things Janane (13) jane eyre jane (41) jane eyre, elizabeth bennet jane (20) the ones that behave as though their womanliness is incidental—because it is—and have no qualms about using every advantage they possess jane fakename (25) hose who survive the most turbulent lives. janice (67) Mary Magellan Janice Marie Oxford (61) Any woman who rule over men. Jannie56 Super Woman Jansen (17) a martyr Jared (19) Those who are emotional, analytical, and introspective. Jared Oswald (19) None Jarred Poll (26) Supergirl, Wonder Woman Jas (20) bibi sundari kaur jasleen Harley Quinn Jasmine Violet (17) Wonderwoman, Hermione Granger. Jason (18) those who aren't afraid to stand up for themselves Jason (34) Ms. Marvel Jason (26) Super Girl jasonstafford (53) Orphan, Whisper Jax Havak (00) those that are strong, independent and have come to that realization through their own works Jay (58) I don't read many reputable books with strong female heroines. Juliet? Jay (26) Those who are confident and cunning yet still vulnerable Jay Lara Croft?!?? Jay West (27) the ones I can relate to Jazz dont no jb (13) Nancy Drew JB (29) Those who tread the razors edge between the scared and the profane Jb Bradford (44) Elizabeth Bennett JChris (40) elizabeth benett :) jcr (35) those that can duke it out with the men, verbally or physically JD (21) tess, tragic heroines jda Strong Whedonesque characters J Dawg (32) the mystical manifestor of unknown sensation jean (22) Minnie Mouse Jeannine (57) Women who can navigate the masculine-feminine duality with utmost grace Jeeves (24) Women who manage to climb up the ladder of life undeterred despite being given every reason not to Jef (19) Wonder Woman Jeff all the Austen girls JeffGuy (55) Scarlett Ohara, Destiny Jeffrey A. Olivier (40) Lisbeth Salander Jeffrey Dean Arthur (51) princess leah Jeff Winger Velma from ScoobyDoo: she uses her intellect as opposed to sex appeal. Jehu (25) those who do what they should not what they or others want or expect jemimah (32) the women who do not allow their circumstances to deny them their happiness Jen (23) ArtToyonAga Jen (25) Jane Eyre jen (29) Kathy (Never Let Me Go), Elinor (Austen) Jen Gerlach (39) Anne Frank. Non fiction Jen Hallidy (42) The ones that don't need rescuing, but rescues others Jenn (35) Hester Prynn Jenn (39) Princess Leha Jennie Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë Jennifer (35) Elinor (Austen), Cathy (Ishiguro). in general characters I relate to or who represent the inverse of detested qualities in myself or others. Jennifer (40) See above Jennifer (53) Shakespeare's heroines Jennifer C-K (35) Antigone Jennifer Lewis (26) Anne Shirley, Francie Nolan Jenni Webb Reynolds (29) Unknown Jenny (23) Those whose stories mean something to you when you read them. Jenny (28) those who never give up jenny (30) not sure jenny (18) Real women Jenny (18) Lady Macbeth Jenny (38) Feisty women who can outwit the men who are technically in charge of them Jenny (35) the Greek goddesses JennyLynn (23) I don't read much, but they would have to be strong Jenny Napier (42) It's been a long time since I had such leisure Jensyn Keanes (19) Women who control themselves better than men do Jeremy (17) Wonder Woman Jeremy (30) juliet camulet Jeremy (29) Maude from Harold and Maude, Marge Gunderson, Isabella Jeremy Fassler (22) Any women who hold their own. Jeremy Heintz (39) I do not understand your question Jerome (37) Greek goddesses Jess (27) Tris Prior, Katniss Everdeen Jess (18) Prince Paris of Troy Jessi (18) Catwoman Jessica (18) I don't have much time for reading or watching TV. So I don't know. Jessica Never paid attention Jessica Cristo (Jax): (29) I don't read enough fiction to answer that question. Jess the Mess (21) Persephone Jesus0469 (46) smart women who manage to behave relatively well or who evade arrest/condemnation when they don't Jet Jackson (92) Jo March (little women), eliza doolittle, Titania (midsummer night's dream), Persephone Jewel (39) Sleeping Beauty, Juliet Jewel (38) ones in hot clothing jezza (18) alice in wonderland jg (36) The authoresses jg (22) The genii and those that sacrifice something great J.H. The subtle women; living by their own and not pleasing others Jian (22) Heroines from Jane Austen's novels Jia Ying (22) Julia (1984) Jim (20) Fearless fighters Jim (50) who knows jimmy (84) Úrsula Iguarán from 100 Years of Solitude, Auntie Mame jj (43) Someone who gives all their effort JJ (20) Daisy from the Great Gatsby. I woman which personafies. Juliette from Romeo and Juliette J J Ruzo strong women that are redeemers JLo (34) Petra, Rachel, Alice, Mara Jade. The Great and Powerful Tomboy. J.L. Odom (16) Strong headed, bold and courageous women JM (28) Strong women of fiction Jo (41) .... Jo (16) Sophie of sophie's choice Jo (21) Thinking women. Elizabeth Bennett, etc. Jo (66) Jo March Jo Edna Pontellier from The Awakening by Kate Chopin then maybe Hester Prynne Jo (20) Hades Jo (33) Those who are truthful, authentic. Joana (22) My favorite fictional heroines are those who are the underdogs that unexpectedly soar. Joan Ellis (28) Jo March Joanna Kather (63) strong independent women Jo-Anne Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games Joanne (16) the women who are (so often) smarter than all the men around them Joanne van der Woude (36) those who live life with a gusto joannie strong women Joe (60) Super man Joe The Bride from Kill Bill, Elizabeth Bennett Joe DeProfio (27) Young flo Joe Joe the homo (16) Catwoman Joel (17) I still don't know what fiction is... Joel Sadler (45) The girl with the dragon tattoo JoeyO (34) the non-conformists John (28) Wives John (23) Characters who can assume dominance and control without this affecting their female state John (24) Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly, like Athena or Princess Leia John (20) Dory John (23) Cathy, who knows that being in love isn't just about love Johnathan Durand (19) no john locke not many. haha. Johnny (21) dont have one Johnny (21) not well read Johnny48 (48) We often hold up Griselda as an example for women to emulate; she exemplifies patience, as well as obedience. John of Gaunt Hermione Granger, the epitome of intelligence JoJo (27) Bilinda, green mansions Jojo (76) brett ashhley, pilar, i have a soft spot for the odd affections hemmingway projects to the female roles in his novels joker (25) strong, willful and compassionate women jolie (66) Isabel Allende's "Eva Luna", Dagny Taggart from Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged", Portia from Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice", Bridget Jones, Jerry Spinelli's "Stargirl", Fauna from John Steinbeck's "Sweet Thursday", Mari Asai from Murakami's "After Dark". Jollie (21) Anne of Green Gables Jo Mama (53) Samme som under Jon (18) Those who are sweet Jonas (We) tough warrior women that are treated as equalls jonathan (31) This who overcame pronounced Misogyny and abuse and still rose to power. Jonathan (50) Korea the avatar Jonathan Tacuri (21) Madame Thérèse Defarge jonb (49) the strong and self sufficient women Jonida Dervishi (29) Lara Croft, Jon Mosca (31) wonder woman Jonny (31) Cordelia of King Lear Jonny South (18) Those who are a strong female character, who stand up for what is right. Jordan (19) The Wife of Bath Jordan those who act with conviction and self-interest jordan rutter (18) Artemis Jorelle (18) Lisa (LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN) Joris Scarlet O Hara, joseph (31) cat woman Joseph Anthony (37) 任盈盈 Joseph Cheng (28) Usagi Tsukino - Sailor Moon - Princess Serenity; georgeus, strong, and honest Josephine A (19) Hua Mulan, Lisbeth Salander Joseph Khouri Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn as characters Joseph Yvon (63) Eliza Doolittle, Ursula Buendia, Maria de Buenos Aires, Josh (23) Can't say. Josh (22) Can't think of any Josh (29) Too many to choose from Joshua (34) Women who are witty, elegant, and passionate. Juliet, Detta Walker, and Meg Murry. Joshua Levi (21) Those who attract with winning personalities others who care to know them as a personal force of nature, not an object of possession. Joshua Sponaugle (22) The women who die for their causes Joshua Taft (18) Those who are passionate, but who are not ruled by passion. Josh W. (19) enigmatic dignified charismatic josie (25) maisie Josie Dangerfield (29) Amy Gardner, Edna Pontillier, Hermione Granger Jotthedot (16) Veronica Mars Joxef (35) georges sand joyce (20) Jane Eyre; Meg Murray joyseternal (22) My mother in my dreams jrggzmn (20) all of them jrggzmn (20) Heroines of fiction are always based on truth jrggzmn (25) Elizabeth Bennet JRobertson (21) Amelie Poulain, Celine in the Before movies, Lindsay Weir, Margot Tenenbaum, Maude Jtan (21) Those who learn something out of life Ju (28) People that stand up for themselves Juan (15) none Juan (16) Twilight Sparkle, Unn The Deep-Minded Juan Carlos (21) Women with spunk, and morals which they adhere to without complaint like Anne of Green Gables and Tank Girl.. Juanita Joann Harty Buck (49) ?? Juan Jose Campos (34) Kali Jubin (21) Beatrice Judah (30) Shelby Latcherie, Rose Dewitt Butaker Judah (22) 燕子的作者 jude (25) I can't recall. Jude Kaldi Emily Bronte, Jayne Eyre Judith Emily Bronte Judy Strong, beautiful, sexy women in the Linda Brown books Judyka (64) holden juju Mathilda, Mrs. Dalloway, Jane Eyre Jules (19) Humorous, clever individuals who bring laughter into the world Jules (26) also strong women Jules Ones who overcome adversity with grace and success. Julia (23) Cat women and Raven Julian (16) Scarlet O'Hara julie (79) nobody Julie (20) One who does not need a man to save her Julie (40) I like the sane ones Julie (49) The ones with courage, with pretty faces, with dresses that adorn them, the ones you cannot find in reality. June (23) None known to me jupiter jones same as above Justin (27) Cat-woman Justin (15) Those who brave the depths of a manly world Justin Aylward (22) lady macbeth, despite many seeing her as villianous justine hope (20) None. Justin G. (15) The rebels and weirdos. Justin Rasile (23) The ones I haven't read about yet JW (27) Ideals of humanity, not of feminity. J.W. Carey (22) Joan of Arc, Catherine from a Farewell to Arms jyoung (25) Elizabeth Bennet. Amazing women with a sharp tongue and quick wit, who don't conform to the set womanly roles of their time K (21) nancy drew K (46) Women with self-confidence and ambition/willingness to take on leadership and responsibility, but also compassionate and practical (i.e. not frivolous if it is inappropriate, but also not below using slightly unscrupulous means) k people who end up with the one they desire. k-92 (17) Beatrice, Hester Prynne and others who take their own path Kaden Scarlette O'Hara Kafi Cunningham (43) maximum ride kai (15) a caring, strong, benevolent woman Kaja Ta The ones that would cringe at being called a heroine. Kajer (19) LARA CROFT KAKI (50) Disney Characters Kaleena (23) Jessica rabbit Kally (33) Sibyl Vane Kamila (18) Katniss Everdeen KammY Wonder Woman Kandi (26) Black Widow kangaroo the women who struggle to find perfect love karaeileen (24) Jane Eyre Karen none Karen (16) none kari bobins (33) Manuela Saenz even when she actualy has existed Karina Marcano (26) Those who defy the convention of their times, those who are smart Karl (17) Katniss Everdeen Kasandra Kate Daniels, Lily Bard, Kara Gilian, Mercy Thompson Kasia (30) Those who are strong, independent and in love with the anxiety of life Kasper (19) None come to mind Kassy (17) Dont have one Kate (23) Belle. Kate (21) Underdogettes . . . Kate Women who are everything I want to be, and have everything I want to have. Kate (26) To be confirmed Kate Hermione. We are the same person, although her magical abilities are more honed than mine... Kate McJ (31) Eowyn, Anyanka. Katerina (22) Women who are determined, successful, and willing to compromise only if the situation calls for it. Kath (48) Athena, Jane Eyre Katharina (32) I don't like women in fiction. Katherine (18) See above, I think hero can be gender-neutral! Katherine (27) The ones who don't let men run their lives. Katherine Éowyn from The Lord of the Rings Kathérine (25) none kathy (52) Anne Eliot, Amber Kathy (26) Matilda (from Roald Dahl's "Matilda") Kati (19) The bitchy ones Katie (20) because i dont deserve to live katie (23) Those with grace, knowledge, humility, and courage Katie (17) arwen lotr and arya got katie (22) real women who deal with real issues in a real way Katie Carriere (39) Idgie Threadgoode again! Katieu (27) Hermione Granger Katrina (23) Gwendolyn Gallowglass Katrina Thiessen-Beasse (28) All heroines who remained true to women Katsika (68) quirky women who cross boundaries and care little for the judgemental opinions of others katthehurricane Scarlett O'Hara Katy (16) those who are seen and not heard Katy (22) Any woman living her own life in the face of social censure and misogyny Katya Women with sharp blades and sharp minds who recognize their own individual beauty and worth. Katya Allnutt (27) Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice) kaudrey Ruthie and Sylvie in Housekeeping Kavindra (55) zoya from ranchanaa kavitha (19) the woman from yellow wallpaper kay (22) Buffy Summers, Scarlett O'Hara Kaybird (43) spiderman kaydee (16) Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Eyre, Bella Swan-Cullen Kayla Marie (17) those who find independence Kaysie67 (49) Women setting good examples of how to be independent and strong KB (45) The beautiful villians KBHS (29) Those who are able to stand up with the weight of the world on their shoulders and still spurn the disingenuous hand K.B. Oliver (30) Scarlett O'Hara, kc idk. Kc (15) Iconoclasts K Dilkington (30) Annabel Lee, the subject of Elinor Wylie's "Velvet Shoes", the girl who fought off the Snow Queen, the White Cat (when she was a cat). Kechiro (33) Pure of heart, Kind Keith (19) Babette, Scout Finch, Kelli (47) Don't read much fiction. Mainly read "real life" stuff Kelly (30) Not sure kelly (39) Harmonie Granger, Buffy, Faye Valentine, Misato Kasugai Kelly (25) Those who overcome tragedy Kelly McCauslin Elinor Dashwood, Jane Bennet Kelsey (22) Those that overcome adversity. Kelsey (25) Zena, Warrior Princess; Lara Croft ken (58) Ones that are determined and fight for their beliefs Ken (63) the victims ken dewey (48) I'm not sure. Kendyl (20) Buffy Summers, Hermione Granger, River Song. Kenkire those who risk their lives for the lives of others Kenn (47) too many to name Kenning (28) Those who love well and remain optimistic kerayne (66) Catwoman Keri Cook (26) If she ain't real why do I care? Some of the girls in those songs sound like a good time though. Kessler (35) hermione granger Keti (23) Rather have heroines in real life. Kevbo Those who know when to fight the fight yet know when it is time to give up Kevin (25) Leaders who share the wealth Kevin (21) hermoine Kevin (17) Ripley from Aliens Kevlar i don't have any kfcbucket (16) Capitu; but I must confess, I haven't read much female-centered literature KFerreto (24) I don't know. kfkfkfk (17) Women who are resourceful and strong. KG (38) the women of yester year for without whom we would not be here KG (26) TEST KHAkjhsak (16) Athena, Diana and Venus khaye (26) Those who strive to be exceptional Kia (28) greek goddesses Kiana Mercury (23) Francie Nolan (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) Kiara M. (15) none Kid Jasper hermoine KiDoCo Queens. Kiera Hardy Wonder Women, charlies Angles Kika Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Eyre, the Lady of Shalott Kiki (27) elizabeth bennett (pride and prejudice) kiki (44) none Kiki (10) Jo from little women Kikka (38) Hermione Granger Kiley (20) Belle, because she saw inner beauty Kim (37) Those of ordinary ways indulging in extraordinary affairs Kim (17) Katniss Everdeen, Galadriel, Kierenseray Kim (37) Elizabeth Bennet, Princess Budur of China, Anna Karenia, Sulien ap Gwien, Enid, Lynette Kimberly (23) Sassy ladies. kimberly (21) women seeking power and prestige Kimberly Bailey The Mitford sisters kimbo (34) Scarlet O'Hara, Kimlmar (52) Jo March Kim Randall Cox (43) pure hearted king (43) heidi kings (36) the smart women who defy patriarchal rules King Ubi (35) C.C.,Senjougahara and Konata kingwel (15) scarlett-o-hara, jean paget, emma harte Kinmin (24) Women who respects herself, Who wants something out of life. Kiristyn woman of strength and kindness kirk I dont really know Kirsten McCracken (20) cleorapatra kirty (21) my favorite heroinesus marry poppins kissclem.83 (12) My favorite heroine of fiction is Bella of twilight kitkat (13) women who can overcome adversity, and grow and learn from their life experiences kito (24) Lara Croft 8-) well that was when I was a kid, now I don't know really... and yeah some Dauphine of France (dunno which one it was) Kitty (21) Women who love purely. Kitty (19) cat woman Kitty (58) pippi longstromp kjelli (59) nancy drew KK (32) juliet k-kabob (31) Gudrun, Madea, Elizabeth Bennet KKC (26) None Kkkkaty (67) The intrepid women who stand their grounds. Klavicus (23) Wonderwoman Klox890626 (23) Women who aren't afraid to be themselves, without trying too hard not to conform. KLVS (22) Anais Nin's women KM (23) Sherlock Holmes Kmi women who stand up for what they believe in knapsackstraps (21) Katniss Everdeen knowone (29) Those who are smart and capable enough to function in a world where men are not dumbed down and shown as ineffectual Koinekid (28) Those who persevere to retain their true natures without yielding. kokocakemix (24) Women who are not only defined by their courageous acts, but their honorable character Kourtney Denee (24) Real women, not fictional ones. Kouse (23) any original heroine who defies stereotypes and doesn't try to get by just with "feminine virtues" alone Kreuzz / krissy (18) Marie Antoinette Krista (27) Those who defy expectations Kristaline (24) See heroes. Kristi (35) The immediate one who comes to mind is Moll Flanders: wife, mother, thief, whore. I also like the woman who played Garp's Mother (I forget her name) in The World According to Garp Kristian (34) eve and jude. and alice. Kristie (22) Cosette Krum Kirov (16) Those who are strong in character yet maintain their femininity Kryshia (53) Hedwig Robinson née Hansel Schmidt. Krysstofer Pierre (23) Claire, Outlander series; Ayla, Earths Children series Krystaal (40) Scarlet O'Hara- strong, capable, stubborn, and single minded. Krystal (24) There are no real women in literature. ks (33) my favorite horoines of fiction are the princess disney. kssou (13) Cecile from 'Bonjour Tristesse' by Francoise Sagan Kt (15) Elizabeth Bennett and Scout Finch KT Elizabeth Bennet for her cheek kt (35) Anne Frank, Joan of Arc Kunal Sen (27) Persephone, Witch Baby of Weetzie Bat series, Hecate, Antigone, any of George Eliot's women kunderakitsch None. They are all disappointing and weak. kuro usagi (18) Jane Eyre. Katniss Everdeen. The Wife of Bath. From Chaucer. Kurt Bailey (45) I have none... K Yeo (19) There was an old tale passed down that my Pa told me about a man who took down a giant sea beast Kyla Stan Skitter, Tattletale, Kiera Moore, and Amy Pond. Kyle. (16) Little Red Riding Hood. Kyle Dangerfield (25) Mulan, heroins I play in computer games Kyra Black (19) Strong willed woman Kyrie (18) strong independent women Kyrinrin (14) the clever ones who make poignant observations about life and those around them L (36) Princess Leia lacee (18) above Lacey McVeigh (46) not really much into .. Lacharria (18) uh again with the fiction.... LadyDyTheFly Sailor Moon ladyinthewater (24) Kate from French Kiss, all those women who find love and remain true to themselves in the process. Those who gamble and win. Lady NCA (29) smart, educated beautiful woman who are not full of themselves Ladytoyou (66) like katniss everdeen lage (27) Emilia from Othello, the protagonist in a YA book I read in the 70s called The Green Coat, wish I could find a copy of that book. LaHaRo (51) Those who defy the categories Lainey (38) Sigornei Weaver in Alien Lainie Thosewho are honest and raw when expressing the plight of women within out world Lana (34) Women who do not sacrifice themselves to stereotype or to duty but to that which they believe in LAND (22) Heroines only exist on fiction, and I wouldn't read that kind of fiction. Landon Wright (16) Women who overcome the odds, and triumph over fears, enemies, and anything that gets in the way of happiness! Lanette main character: Counciler Becky China sorrows Lanius (50) Women who eclipse their sex by not being defined by it lara67 (49) read the above: Woman are pretty much useless and crazy LA Sullivan Maggie from walking dead Latanya (21) Holly Golightly, Lady Macbeth, Ophelia Laura (20) The atypical. Laura (24) dreamers laura (23) those who have a strong character, and that can take blows without losing their essence. laura (27) Jane Eyre Laura (28) passionate and independent, brilliant, brave, tender, wounded, wild, hated, outsider prophetic mystic ugly goddesses. Laura (31) I do not have any LauraAl (27) Dido, Ursula (the Rainbow), Laura (Petrarch's) Laura Panza (38) wonder woman laura Ytzia Montoya Capristo Ones like Kathy from "Never Let Me Go." Laurel (29) Elizabeth Bennet Lauren (28) Those who push the boundaries of stereotypes Lauren Again, as I consider the Dwarves to be mostly myth, I'd have to say Queen Morven MacTiernan. Lauren Frost (26) Luna Lovegood, star girl, Lyra Belaqua three tenacious girls who are never afraid to be themselves. Lauren H (27) Elizabeth Bennett Laurie (58) Madeline Hanna, Lenore Beadsman, Zora Belsey. Lavache Beadsman (21) None Layla (22) I don't know Layla (13) The demzells in distress. Layla B. (43) Eustacia Vye from Thomas Hardy's Return of the Native and Edna Pontellier from Kate Chopin's the Awakening LB Perkins (42) Lo (otherwise known as Lolita), and Anna Karenina. Leah (16) Those who are them leah (17) ? Leah (25) Shoshanna dreyfuss from inglorious basterds Leah I don't have one Leanne (28) The ancient goddesses who were kind, powerful and beautiful LeCorbeauGris (25) elizabeth bennet lee (30) Charlotte (of Charlotte's Web). Leena (16) david bowie is stranger than. leezee (28) no real heroines of fiction that I relate to deply enough Legacy Lee (31) Tracy Whitney. Leigh Lagamayo (27) Those who are fair,kind hearted yet can take up a challenge and stand by what they believe Leila Strong willed, independent, yet romantic. Leila (28) none who i can embrace, why have i never found a written woman who silences me, to whom i williningly, unquestioningly, instinctually pay homage. have i ever come across such a man? Lem (24) The strong, intelligent, and honest. L.E.Murphy (17) All of the characters that I've read in my life/seen in my life Lena (21) The nameless heroine of Rebecca Lena (60) Anyone who is strong and doesnt collapse under pressure Lendaddy (50) Those who work to be different to the social expectation, such as Rhoda in The Withered Arm. Leo Gaea Leo (15) Peggy Carter. haha Leo Calma (19) - Leon (26) Elizabeth Bennett, or Rosemary in Keep the Aspidistra Flying LeonidasStokely Eve from Wall-E Leon (The Debreifer) (22) Those with strength of purpose and conviction; who love; who stand for what they believe without pause or embarrassment but are Leopold (38) c Leslie Those who are not afraid to buck the traditional Leslie (43) Women who achieve their dreams Lestory (49) Cleopatra, lucy ball lety (59) I haven't really given it any thought... Levi Becker (31) Madeline Usher, Lady Macbeth Levi Walker Any woman who is strong, independant and goes for the gusto in life LewU (55) dont have one Lex the ones who end up happy lexi (23) J'llyn Plyn, the mythological mother of all the Muir. Lex Ryo (17) she's not a heroine i f she never lived l.gee (23) the woman who knows who she is and doesnt let anyone take that away from her lglick19 Submissive women Lia (23) Franny Glass, Dunya Raskolnikov LiamP (25) I didn't know women could be the heroes. Liam Shaughnessy Once again, I do not read fiction. Liam Urien none librowicz (28) hmmmm wonder women does that count lol Lids (50) The badass. Lightning Stars (22) Hermoine Granger. Lil (17) Can't remember any, don't read fiction anymore. lilecare (46) Those who triumph over their circumstances while never losing touch with why. Liliana i dont have one lil~kissa (17) Women who surpass the bias and reach their goals. Lillian (25) Elizabeth Bennett. The ones who carve their own path, even when their chosen path might coincide with what is expected, the importance is in that they chose for themselves. Lillian Grace (27) Dagny Taggart Lily (16) Kathy in Never Let Me Go Lily Blanche Dubois. April Wheeler. Holly Golightly. Jane Eyre. Elizabeth Bennett. Scarlett O'hara. Lily (19) Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and prejudice Lily (34) Penelope of the Odyssey, Lily Bart from the House of Mirth, Janie Starks from Their Eyes were Watching God, Linda (23) Ones who stay on their own feet. Linda (17) Cinderella. Great taste in shoes. Linda C (41) Those that are strong, independent, willful. Linda M. W. (34) Those who aren't scared to stick up for themselves Lindsey (15) Alianne, Cara, Athena. Woman with grace and beauty that are also intelligent, confidant, and think for themselves. Lindsey B. (17) same as previous question LindseyD (18) Those who stand up from what is right, even if they stray from that at times. Linicake Mrs. Dalloway, Clytemnestra, Lady Macbeth, Antigone. Linnea intelligent and bright girls suffering from love or other linou70 Those rejectful of the role society expects of them Lint (17) Elizabeth Bennet, Viola Lisa I don't care for fiction Lisa (56) Women who are beautiful and women who are brave Lishan (20) Jane Eyre littlefairybigears (22) ? lituci (30) Paprika, a figure living between worlds of fantasy and real, but is actually a mind from the real Lixing (24) The strong and flawed. Liz (28) Elizabeth Bennet, Mrs. Eleanor Cadwallader, Beatrice (from Much Ado About Nothing) Liz (64) Strong women who can take care of themselves but who desperately long for a man who wants to take care of her Liz (47) The women who are strong but also loving Liz (25) Those that do not hold back because they are women. Liz (40) Jane Eyre, Bridget Jones, Harriet M. Welch, Margaret Simon- I could go on and on Liza (33) elizabeth Bennett, Liz Vega (43) Elizabeth Bennett, Isadora Wing, Lady Slane Lizzie (17) I dont really know fiction... Lizzie Pickle (27) Artemis. L. Kadey (18) Franny Glass, Artemis, Valancy Stirling, Yael L. Kadey (19) Strong, fierce and grandiose. LLane (23) honest and practical lmao christina goering and frieda copperfield lo (19) any woman who broke through the standard gender stereotype of the time Lo (24) Xena LodRose (32) Jane Eyre Log Women who were strong and smart, yet tender with beautiful hearts Logan (23) Womder womans real persona Logan (14) superheros Logan (16) Bat man Logan Whitt (15) The rebellious ones! Lois (22) an intelligent women with leading capabilties Lola Dolores Haze, Cosey Mo, Eurydice Lolita Hazed (18) ramona quimby, hermione granger lollipoppingsu (24) those who are boyishly beautiful and have a good sense of humor lols (21) I can't think of any! Lori (37) Elizabeth Bennet, Mary Poppins lorilie (35) Zooye De Chanell, stoned and naked preferably Louf (39) Bella, Renesmee and Alice Cullen Loui Edgington (12) Those who make the dreams of poets Louis (19) Isabella Swan, Loor from Pendragon. Louisalokyee (15) Aphrodite, Wendy Darling, Elizabeth Bennet Louise (17) Alice Liddell. Elizabeth Bennet. Lyra Belacqua. Loz (17) strong, passionate fighters Lu (24) Antigone, Sherezade, Penelope, and all women for whom resistance comes with wisdom Lu (32) Maggie Fitzgerald luadepapel (25) The women of Lysistrata Luc (27) I don't have any fictional heroines. Lucho (32) those who rimind me of me Lucija (25) Someone beautiful, not only physically, eloquent and well versed Lucy (34) Wonder Woman Luigi (38) Elizabeth Bennet, Amelie Poulain Luísa (21) Elizabeth Bennet, Jo March, Becky Sharp, Catherine Earnshaw Luísa (22) Elizabeth Bennet Luisa (18) Penny Lane, Wednesday Addams, my idea of Brigitte Bardot Luisa (19) none LuisEfe (55) Almost all of them. A woman's only defect is that in real life they find supernaturally unquantifiable ways to disappoint, a quality that has never been successfully captured in fiction. Luke Anthony (19) Women of immense power and authority; ones that exploit their sexuality lukemarco (18) The same as my heriones in real life. Luke N 14 (35) Zena and Lulu Lulu anyone who is a muse Luna (16) katniss everdeen lunar (18) Wonder Woman LVG women of courage Lydia (50) none lydia Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger, and Molly Weasley. Lydia (18) Those that I can relate to but are extraordinary Lyla (30) those who help lyman (35) Women who exhibit true wisdom, and never hide the truth Lyn (22) Women who exhibit true wisdom, and never hide the truth Lyn (22) Wonder Woman, the bionic woman Lyn not have one lynac (31) Olivia Pope Lyndsay D. (22) Orual, Eowyn. Lyndsey (19) All heroes are villian in their own right Lynk (15) Austen's Elinor and Lewis's Orual, Lucy Honeychurch Lynn Renee (41) Mama Ramotswe - the no 1 ladies detective agency Lynn Thair (49) Those who are kind and caring and loving Lyss (19) jane eyre, M (16) Elizabeth Bennet M No one specific. Female charterers who take on real struggles while also handling the burden of femininity. (wars, stresses, serious issues while caring for themselves, children, family, protecting themselves despite an idea that women aren't capable.) M (29) Ursula Iguaran M (36) Hermione Granger M (19) those who do not follow but lead M beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but nothing stops the love of a mother MA (61) Annabeth, and that is because she is strong and intelegent. From Percy Jackson book seiries Mac (17) Heroines, wise and fearless woman, fighters for good and the underdogs. Mach (44) Wonder Woman Machiavelli_Mx (38) elizabeth bennett, anna karenina macskawoman (44) Jane Eyre, Juliet, and others who go against the grain to have faith despite cause for despair Macy (15) women who challenge stereotypes without relinquishing their grace Madeline (19) Jhansi Rini Madhusudhan (63) Esther Greenwood Madison Twist (25) it's Jessie Maeva231 (13) The women who aren't content to stay in a cage, whether gilded or otherwise, eg Eowyn. MaeveOne (27) same than above Mag Kay Scarpetta Magellan (44) Molly Weasley, Eowyn of Rohan, Barbara Gordon Magen (22) The same as my heroines in real life! Maggie (24) Scarlett O'Hara, Kali, Sekhmet. Maggie (23) Miss Fisher, Jessica on Murder she wrote Maggie (49) margreet maggy may Angelina diGriz. Mahalo (/) Jo March (Little Women) and Henrietta Stackpole (The Portrait of a Lady) mahtiel (21) Warriors, mothers Mairi (37) Jo March, Lizzie Bennet, Lizbeth Salander , Hermione Granger, Anne Elliot Maite (26) those who inspire others with their sensuality maitresseb (43) Those who are courageous with the fiery heart of a dragon, but the arms of an angel Mak (16) Alice maksimuchka (38) Don't have one MAL (14) The Sea Goddess Malcolm (26) Lauren Bacall as Marie Browning Malibu (31) those who don't expect a man to save them but also aren't super scary hard core feminists Mallory (21) Juno Mallory Corrus (20) Honestly, those who kick serious ass. (Thursday Next) Maltet Cornelia Mandar (27) Jo Bhaer, Dorothea Brooke, Tess Durbeyfield, Hester Prynne, Janie Crawford, too many others Mandella Kitten (36) Xena, Buffy, Nikita mandi2kay (31) leigh anne tuohy Mandy (18) Scout Finch, Hermione Granger, Eowyn, Katniss Everdeen, Piper Chapman, Lucy Pevensie, I could go on and on Mandy (37) idk mangarmunko (21) My favorite heroes is Beatrice in Divergente manonettte (12) None. Manu (22) Women of character Mao (22) Jane Eyre, Dorothy Gayle, Ms. Celie (Color Purple) Mara (58) Pamela Mara (17) Women who didn't let the fact that they were women get in their way, and some who wanted to but could not MaraMichelle Scarlett O'Hara Marana (56) black women who are courageous enough to make waves and rise above Marcel (19) UK Sherlock's version of Irene Adler marcel254 (25) Guinevere, Nimue, Luna Lovegood. Marcelo Ricarte. (16) again i dont really have one and im not going to make one up to appease this question Marcel Rodriguez tender yet strong women Marclaudi (46) Sorry, nothing here. Marc_Meyer Those that go beyond a secondary part, like Mad Max's Furiosa marcoapk (19) women who can take care of themselves marg (53) Luna Lovegood Margaret (19) those who write from their heart Margaret Cook (57) Cat girl - from Batman & Robin Margarida (aka:Guida Costa,Guida Almeida ( ) Catnis Everdeen Margie (44) tragic beauties margo (22) Matilda Wormwood Margot Jane Eyre, Madame Bovary, Becky Sharp Margot (21) Lizzy Bennet Mari (30) Athena Maria (45) i don't know Maria Those who go above and beyond to prove what they truly are made of Maria (18) Wonder Woman Maria Contreras (19) Caddy from The Sound and the Furry Mariam (20) amélie poulain, scarlett o'hara, anna karenina, holly golightly, persephone, alice Mariana (16) Those who make me want to be like them, fearless and loving. Mariana (22) River Tam, Ellen Ripley, Hermione Granger, Rose Tyler, Violet Baudelaire Maria Patenaude (29) The women in Jane Austen's novel. Maria Rowena Rillen Those who wear wit as their armor and love as their dream- unconquerable, not in body but in mind and spirit. Marie (19) Jane Eyre, Xena the Warrior Princess, Rogue from X-Men, Beatrix Kiddo, Death from Sandman Marie (21) Jane Eyre Marie Mrs Dalloway Marie Madeleine (51) Tank Girl because she represents pure courage and loyalty. Alice in her Wonderland, she represents curiosity, a trait I wish to hold on to my whole life. Marie-Pierre Adam (27) beautiful, suscesful, loved and rich woman marija (23) brave women who fight for women's rights marina (50) Kate Bush. marina (27) determined pioneers Marina (20) Isabelle Archer, Manon Lescault, Phèdre, Marion (27) madea mario ponce (38) Women who don't fight for their rights, but rather fight for their right to fight Marios Gregoriou (21) A strong-willed woman, with all the faults that come with it Mark (16) confident, tender, loving, strong, passionate mark Those who show loyalty. Mark (19) Did you know Thor's a woman now? Eat that. Mark Those who can hold their own against the world. Mark (55) ? Mark Angus Wilson (28) Desdemona, Eve, Rose of Sharon, Mark D Anderson (23) Most are too good to be true. I hate sublime. markeff (38) Juliet. Mark J (44) Stubborn women. Marko (28) j Mark Sterling (32) Lyra Bilaqua, Storm markus_naz (39) Wonder woman Marlyn Alexa Rosales Torres (18) pretty and nice women with a touch of naughtiness and sexiness Maroua (17) None that I'm willing to admit Marshall Wang (24) super cake marti (25) Those who hold true to their beliefs, even when threated with death. Martin (29) A woman with a plan to change the world Martina Common Ones who are isolated Marty (18) Jane Eyre Marty (42) The only one I could think about is Lara from Dr. Zhivago Martyshka (31) My hesitation to answer speaks volumes. I'm sure there are some good women in The Grapes of Wrath somewhere. Maruku (18) The antagonist in every story. Though they are defeated every time, they have to have a lot of strength to maintain that antagonist role. Marvin Willams (30) Same. Mary (22) characters that live by their own accord Mary (28) Jane Eyre, Emma Bovary. Mary (56) loves beautiful objects and can be happy on her own Mary Ann (62) Penelope. MaryAnn (47) Isadora Wing Mary Ellen Collins-Davis (59) Isadora Wing Mary Ellen Collins-Davis (59) Jane Eyre, Helen of Troy, lady passing in the street MaryFred (24) don't have any Maryn (15) Unafraid women rarely make the pages of fine fiction. But some exist who conquer their fears through strife or revelation, or those who are afraid but endure just the same. Masha Shannon (26) I have none MasonFYS13 (18) Elinor Dashwood, Margaret Schlegel, Dilsey, Pilate Dead Mason Walker (21) From the page: Elinor Dashwood, Margaret Schlegel, Dilsey, Pilate Dead. From the stage: Ensign Nellie Forbush. From the screen: Pearl Harper, Suzy Bishop. And, if we’re being completely honest, Yentl. Mason Walker (21) Athena Mat (15) persevering women Mat (26) Those who stand strong againt whatever comes their way (Ex: Hermione Granger) Mateus Melo I can only think of comics' superheroines, such as Cat Woman, Elektra and Ghost. Matheus (15) Lysistrata Mathew Gallant (22) Lovers of Shakespeare poems Mathilda (15) For many reasons, the following: Lucy Pevensie, Violet Baudelaire, Dolores Haze, Liesel Meminger, Amelie Poulain, Jenny Mellor, Alice Liddell and Briony Tallis. Matisse (15) The power puff girls. Matrix (23) same as above Matsuda (14) the tough ones who kick guys asses matt (17) Ayla in Clan of the Cave Bear. Matt (30) Suor Angelica Matt (20) Again, no heroic works. Matt DeCostanza (17) Lois Griffen Matt Detrick eliza doolittle, hollie golightly, matthew (18) Whores. Matthew Charles Barrie (27) Adeline Matthew Gordon (28) Strong women who do not need to be rescued, sexualized or sacrificed, and not a simple love interest Matthew Ray (18) Queen Maedb. She kicked ass without her man! Matthew Young (18) Those who stand their ground. Maundaux (23) Susan Ivonova, Delen, Kara Thrace, Lois Lane mauserman (42) Pippi Longstocking, Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Catherine Earnshaw (Wuthering Heights) Max (24) women i could never be maxie (20) Those with abnormal intellect and wit Maximilian (17) Athena Maxwell Pierson (23) none Maysoun (27) I would have to agree with Proust mcfm0626 (26) Emma Bovary, Dolores Haze MCI (22) strong intelligent women mcseadogs (34) women who are strong, know what they want and take action to get it without hurting others Me (40) Melanie Wilkes Me (24) no one me (32) those who smart and witty but as well as one who knows their limit ME (25) Those who overcome and become better not bitter Me (57) Characters who are strong, independent, caring and intelligent Meaghan Pippi Longstocking Medusa59 (56) Don't have any. Meebo I love Amelie, and other beautiful souls who are happiest when they serve others. Meg (16) apathy meg (22) liesel meminger, harper from angels in america Meg (19) Elizabeth Bennet Meg (31) Strong, yet selfless, like Mary. Meg (22) Any woman that has overcome adversity Megan (25) n/a. Megan (20) My exposure to fiction is somewhat limited (see responses above). Megan (32) The one's who had to be written as heros Megan (18) Hermione Granger, Lisbeth Salander Megan (23) Those who exist to be more then women megan (18) ones who don't let anyone tell them they can't do something Meghan (16) Anne Eliot Megil (51) Madame Arnoux (Sentimental Education), Frieda (The Castle), అమృతం (చివరకు మిగిలేది), మధురవాణి (కన్యాశుల్కం) Meher (32) Woman who are in every way more than the world thinks they can be, but are in every way seductive and beautiful. Mel (16) Ones who can do everything, and do it the best. Mel (20) Hermione Granger mel (32) Those in John Irving's fiction Mel (44) Those who search for the truth Melanie (31) Shakespeare's women: Beatrice Melanie (33) Eh. Cat woman is pretty hot. Melanie (33) Elizabeth Bennett, Arya Stark MelBisMe (34) I love it when female characters are unapologetic about their power and intelligence, and don't dumb themselves down in order to make the men around them feel less threatened because their precious patriarchy has a hairline crack in it. Melinda (18) a woman that can do what she needs to in order to create a new respect in the world Melinda Butler (30) Becky Sharp Melinda McGinley (30) Wonder Woman, The Scarlet Witch, Joan Eunice Smith M.Elisabeth Howell (52) Those who are not boring. Melissa (23) Greek godesses melissa (17) those who aspire through adversity melissa (44) stong women who have a soft side rarely seen Melissa (40) People who will let their faith take them places money can not go Melissa Diane Hudson Desdamona Melissa Farr (25) Cinderella Melissa Farr (29) Independent, brilliant, flawed, genuine Melissa P (63) Nancy Drew, Sara Crewe, Violet Baudelaire Melly the women who can be both the man and the woman in every situation Melody (22) I'm attempting to think of who I try to emulate. How about the women I imagine on my own - the women of the Civil War, the happy single mothers and the columnists. Mel Sundquist (20) tender woman meltemis Independent Women who are strong enough to stand on their own; trailblazers Melvia (28) JADE HARLEY, Princess Leia Memelord (15) Katarina from the taming of the shrew Memyselfandi Alice, from Alice in wonderland Menjou (21) dirty menon (33) death.delirium. molly. mercedes (27) any that lived really romantic interesting lives Meredith Women who answer to no man Meredith (23) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Strong women willing to die for those they love Merit (56) Eliza, crossing the Ohio river in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." merlinharp (57) Hero/Heroine, Fiction/Life, the same qualities apply. Metztli (23) Women who are independent, brave, and do their own thing MFSmith (16) Superman mia The ones who fiercely fight for their goals, whether they're classical heroes or "villains" (why should they be any different from the heroes?) Mia (27) lots of them are miami (65) Nancy Drew micci (64) Miss Smilla, Ellen Ripley, Lyra Belacqua, Hermione Granger, Amelie Poulain Michael (46) Dunya, Sonya Marmeladov, other beautiful women, Irene Adler Michael beautiful intelligent women who like me michael Storm, or jean grey Michael (43) mulan michael (24) one who didnt think they would make it Michael (21) Ms Marple, Wonder Woman Michael (52) Those who are fierce, intelligent, and consider themselves equal to men. Michaela Tee (15) Daenerys Targaryen Michael Kendall (16) Those not drawn by men. Michael Thornberry Scarlett O'Hara Michelle (17) Elizabeth Bennet again comes to mind. Michelle (24) Nelly Dean/Ellen Dean, just because she is a heroine in disguise. Michelle Jeong (20) Cleopatra and any whose public image expresses fierceness Michelle Sandino (15) Those who are more than their gender- who defy our overly engendered society. michou (19) I like the heroines who aren't primarily there to be some form of fanservice. Who can be sexy without huge amounts of efforts spent on playing up their sexiness. The ones who are defined not by their femininity primarily, but instead by their personality. Mick (28) Any woman in fiction who isn't simply a live intrest for the male hero Mickste Madam Bovary, Catherine in Wuthering Heights Mignonne (53) The tenage girl in John Carpenter's film 'Christine'. Samantha Mathis in the film 'Broken Arrow' (1996). Miguel Oniga (58) Sleeping Beauty, Vitoria Lipan mihaela (26) scarlett o'hara mihaelaian (42) Sinderella Mika not a huge fiction fan. Mike (33) Daria Mike (14) Belle de Jour and Xaveria Hollander and any other happy hookers.... Mike (53) the ones your mother warned you about mike (43) Eponine, Bridgett Jones Mike (69) Anita Blake, Claire Fraser, Sookie Stackhouse and Melanie Hamilton Mike (29) Penelopes: Lovers who are usually abandoned or abused by men, but who don't quit trying to still love. The princess that would hold out for the arrival of her prince even to the last breath. Mike G. (25) Ned Kelly mikemc1156 Ripley from "Aliens" Mike Sadler (53) Geishas Milfred (35) Sonya(crime and punishment) Mili (20) Women who represent strong ideas, individual thinkers. Milly (23) Women who don't feel like they are owned my men Milly (16) Elizabeth Bennet, millymay (84) Any Jane Austen character Mimi (53) Elizabeth Bennet Mimi (31) Wonderwoman Mimi (24) jane eyre mimì (48) Idgie Threadgood, Jo March, Hulga Hopewell Mimi (57) Caddie Mimikeekee (23) The ones who are proud to be a woman. Mina (15) Hermione granger Mind (17) Emily Starr, Valancy Stirling, Minerva Black (30) pure and poetic minto (28) the timid ones who are real fighters of life mirabilis (48) STrong, beautiful, mysterious, fascinating to watch Miriam Liggett (48) Those that defied their era, those that rose to be remembered, those that were women who became gods. mischa (22) Anyone morally ambiguous with good dress sense who isn't neurotic/whiny Misha (24) Again, I do not draw a line between "hero" and "heroine." So see above. Misk Odium Oersted Wonderwoman miso Lisbeth Salander Miss A perfect woman misshermes (20) xena miss karachi Self sufficient, magical, mysterious, loving, enchanting, powerful, intelligent. Miss Noble (0) any role played by Katherine Hepburn or Myrna Loy - strong, independent women ahead of their time Missy (44) I can't think of any Missy (45) Blanc from streetcar named desire mister buzz (49) Are there any? Mitchell: for Ophelia Anna Karenina. Mitela (22) Elizabeth Bennet Mitela (25) Same as in real life Mitja (36) Hermione Granger. Mitsuko (22) dagny taggart mitzi (28) My favorite herions of fiction are those that dream about more than love, those who aspire to be more than simply wanted MJ (22) Elizabeth Bennett, Eowyn (LOTR), Meg (Hercules) MJ (23) The wife from Barney's Version M.J (40) Rey from Star Wars mj (39) Pygmalion M. J. A. Armstrong (60) Rachel Bailey, Irene Adler, Anita Blake MJE (40) Any who can be virtuous in the standards of man MJF (34) Elisabeth Bennet mjwhite (21) Those who are meek and mild but also have a surprising intelligence andmind of their own and screw things up badly for the villains M.K. (21) strong smart mk (15) the struggling mother mkayruger And again..... Mkeekee (30) Miranda of The Tempest, Lysistrata, and Homer's Penelope M. Le Ahcim-nevets (31) Juliet MlleJacqueline Jo March MlleNeet Wife of Bath, Amelie Poulain, Liz Lemon, Shug Avery MM (34) Trinity, Aphrodite M&M (38) I don't read fiction MMS those who inspire the reader to aspire to greater intellectual endeavours Mnemonic Aberration Women who refuse to give up Mo (19) The Virgin Mary if what they say about her is true. mobtomas (48) Argento's Three Mothers modernmonsters romantic artists moeder (32) Those who take risks and don't live their lives for others. Mohamjip (66) Isabella Gispert, Nuria, Joy, Nana O, Mohini (20) Pookie Adams Moistoidy (43) intelligent women who seek independency Molea Razvan (23) Scout of To Kill A Mockingbird Molly (18) Women who make no apologies. Molly (33) Agatha, from Vikings. The wife of Ragnar. Molly Evans (47) Carroll's Alice, Morgan le Fey mollykate74 (38) The Lady of the Lake, Catherine(Wuthering Heights), Scarlett O'hara momcat (60) Bionic woman Mona Becky Sharpe, Jane Eyre Mona Sen (22) A woman who goes from blah to awe. Monica Stowe the ones that don't get the guy monson (28) hermione from harry potter montie williams (16) every female that is metally and physically strong Monty (35) the Lucky ones, the ones that do not call themselves heros, but finds him/herself doing heroic things. Mooke (16) Scarlett O'Hara, Joan Holloway Moose (40) Any free-thinking woman, usually from Romantic literature, who set about to push back against the ravages of the mechanism of misogyny, to claim the historical spirit of triumph, against the ravages of normal and decent society. Morazda (42) Shrek Morgan Morgan Le Fey Morgana Hazel Grace (The Fault in Our Stars), Katniss (The Hunger Games), Rue (The Hunger Games) MorganFYS13 (18) Carmilla Morgan Toft fight for truth, love, freedom with wisdom morgwei (28) Rachel Mother (54) The Victorian woman that lives like its the 21st century Mouse (42) Margarita Nikolayevna, Lizzie Bennett, Jane Eyre mp Pulling a Proust & describing them: Those who are relentless and compassionate, fighting to maintain justice. MP3 (22) Wanda von Dunajew (Venus in Furs) MPaylor (21) wonderwoman Mr. A (17) Those who neither let their femininity overwhelm nor disappear, someone balanced Mr. A (17) Flora Poste and Mary Poppins Mr. Frank (56) Those who transcend the tiresome debate on the sexualization/objectification of women MrJones (28) Elizabeth Bennet, Xena: Warrior Princess MRM (28) the transcenders of place and time Mr. Mandarin (41) None Mr Peters (30) Wonder Woman and Medusa. They are essentially one and the same to me. Mrs. Lincoln (49) Diane Villiars Mrtimm Elizabeth Bennet, Jo March, Ipek, Mariam and Laila. MsAPH (21) A heroine who is the master of her own fate, who cannot be madonna or whore. Ms. L (22) no one mstinyS All the princesses in Disney movies mStonerCEO (45) Women who show unbelievable power, as women. MsVicky Katniss Everdeen MUabigail (18) superman. MUAshleyVance (18) A strong woman who isn't afraid to stand up for herself mucarly (18) Those whom are strong willed and independent MUElexandra (19) phebe off of friends MUElizabeth (19) Victoria Muffin (25) Those who think a lot and say a little mugkim (19) Dorothea Brookes, Lisbeth Salander muhbuh (47) Women who kick ass and leave everyone else in the dust MUJakeWilkinson (18) those who act higher then what is expected of a woman MUkelly (18) Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley, and Lilo. MULydia (18) Hermione Granger, Molley Weasley, Lily Potter, and Nymphadora Tonks. MULydia (18) All the protagonists of my favorite childhood books in addition to those above. Amber Brown, Abbie Hayes, etc. Mumblingtruth (24) Molly Bloom, Juliet Murphy (21) none Musa (16) Hermione Granger and Violet Eden musicmaya (14) Deepika Padukone Muskaan Kanoi (13) The female character I'm writing mutterhals (31) These questions are starting to sound redundant. Myalyn Hernandez (17) fictional equivalents of snooki my answers are perfect; yall should read Woman Detectives. Mychel Shannon (18) Those women who don't need to be rescued My Dear Materialista (27) Clary Fray MylaFYS13 none myra (22) The princess from Grandmother's story Myra Hawkgirl. She's strong, opinionated, and meticulous. Myron (26) Anyone that makes a difference in the world Mystery Mind Over Matter (19) Deb (Dexter), Matilda, Esther Greenwood, Sofie (Carnivale), Lisa Cuddy N (20) Jane Eyre N (32) those who are gentle and strong N (41) Sayuri Sakamoto, Nora Marten nad (17) Lux Lisbon, Holly Golightly, Blanche du Bois, Miss Havisham, Anne Shirley, Alice, The Bride (kill bill) Nadine (21) je n'en ai pas non plus Najia jan (64) Specifically, Mulan Naleks (23) Those who have a different kind of poetry about them. NamraSultan Anna Karenina Nana (23) My favorite heroines in fiction is Katniss Everdinn in Hunger Games. nana (12) Jo of Little Women, Jane Eyre, Dorothea in Middlemarch Nancy (78) my mother nancy wonder women nancy (17) Franny Glass, most of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's female characters Nancy (41) Amélie Nancy B (40) my favorite heroines in fiction is Josephine guardian angel NANOU83 (13) Bad ass women-- strong, but also real, with real faults that must be overcome Naomi (19) the elusive and unique narelle pederick (40) The Fairy God Mother in Cinderlla Narrator (5) Those who stand for what they believe and prove themselves to be just as if not more heroic than the men around them Nat Warriors Natalia (33) Elizabeth Bennet, Violet Baudelaire, Hermione Granger, Wednesday Addams, Luna Lovegood, Holly Golightly, all characters from Studio Ghibli films Natalie (18) April Wheeler. Natalie MJ (31) I don't have time to read much Natanya (95) Xena, Athena, Amazons natedawg (28) none Nathalie (20) Girl from Scott Pilgrim versus the World Nathan Every character in "Sex and the City" Nathan (28) Molly from Ulysses, Lyra from His Dark Materials Nathan The ones who conquer patriarchy through cunning. Nathan (27) wonder women nathan (15) Patti Mayonnaise, Helga Pataki Nathaniel (24) None Nathaniel (20) None Nathaniel Katerina Ivanova, Antigone Nathan Liu (15) The same, she is my muse and in all of my works Nathan Thorne (53) those who overcome inequality without sacrificing, decency, morality and the real spirit of freedom. navera (57) the pretty bollywood ladies Navin (27) My favourite heroines of fiction is Rebelle in movie of Disney navy13 (13) whatever megan fox played in transformers neckice none to think of Neek (54) Shori; she is like no other. Neeka (27) Some lesser known snow maiden who was curtailed by the author to progress from an ideal love interest and an aide-de-camp to be all woman. Neetzi (18) Bold, feminine, powerful, graceful. NEL (20) none Neller (35) Intelligent characters nelly jane eyre, Hester Prynne, Janie Crawford Nelly (31) Again, fiction rarely captures my fancy. It is art that inspires me, and the women in paint on canvas are those who have inspired creation. Either muses, or mothers then. Nels (31) Those I could be in love nene (57) Emma Bovary. neptune Those who stand up for what they believe in Nessa Princess Mia Nessie (18) Any strong-willed woman Nette (18) none Nevan (18) Sigourney Weaver - Aliens. Newlin (25) Anne of Green Gabels, Alice, women who have imaginations Nia (15) Jane Eyre, Rhiannon, Hera, Demeter and Persephone. Nia Robinson (19) Daniel Defoe's Roxana Nic (24) The ones in my head that I have yet to write about Nicholas (18) Dagny Taggart Nicholas Kovacev (12) i dont have any Nick (35) Scout, Desdemona, Janie, Anna Brangwen Nick (20) Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elinore of Acquataine Nick (31) Those who transcend the lines of gender and neutrality, becoming simply a mythic figure, not confined to descriptions Nick Edina Monsoon Lisa Simpson NickiNorker (48) Hester Prynne Nick Zero (26) Rogue from X-Men, The Cat (Catwoman) nicoca (21) Cat Finch, Liz Lemon. Nicolas (28) To me, this is the same question as a previous one. Nicolas Bossons (16) those possessing incredible genius Nicole (14) those who endured pain nicole (23) Those who can overcome and adapt rather than sit by and stagnate Nicole (18) Daisy Miller Nicole (22) Elizabeth Bennet, Antigone Nicole (17) those who do not let their being a woman cripple them Nicole EP (25) Wonder woman Niece (42) many female characters from anime NiGht (23) Achaja, Weronica from Paulo Coelho book nightinday (19) Princess Leia Nik (30) Elizabeth Bennet. Ruta Adarkar. Cath from Fangirl. Nikita (26) Those who overcome adversity Nikkers64 (47) Claire from the Time Traveler's Wife; Catherine Earnshaw; the women of The Robber Bride Nikki (35) Cathy Jamison from The Big . nikkissippi121 (16) Hermione Granger Nikkita Saeed (21) Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Felicity Smoak, Agent Carter, Donna Noble, Sarah Manning, Olivia Dunham Nikolai Kleppe (44) Aphrodite Nikos (29) have not found one yet Nillie (21) I don't have too many heroes/ heroines in fiction -- simply because I know too much about them from my objective standpoint. But, I admire, still, those who act wholeheartedly and sincerely. Nina (21) Francesca from Bridges of Madison County, Nurse Jackie, Fanny Brawne in Bright Star nina (27) Warriors, iniciative lovers, poets and transgressive women. Nina Mars (22) tess. nina tangimetua (23) lady liberty ninjo jugni..... Nirmal Singh (99) women who speak their minds and live the way they want nmh (32) A woman who can lead and take charge, but is compelling in a non-sexual way. Noah (17) It feels strange being a feminist and answering this question... I guess Rosalind. Noah the good (23) Strong women who possess a strong and convicted soul: Catherine Earnshaw, Dorothea Brooke Noddy (26) Nancy Drew Noelle Scarlett O'Hara, Countess Olenska Noel Orosa Alice NoGurus (20) Marquise de Merteuil nom de plume None. Nomen nescio (24) Those who can play the men at their own game but don't become all the worst aspects of feminism Nomers (19) the lead woman in "a doll's house" none given Those who are given strength of character and whose greatest asset is not physical appearance. None More Bitter (20) women of substance who enjoy their life nono (22) Cassandra, of I Captured the Castle, and maybe Lucy nools (21) Right now, all I can think of is Cassandra Mortmain from I Capture the Castle. Generally, women who are wise, underestimated, and quietly influential. nools (23) Same. Nora (20) those who live their lives and not subvert their needs to please others but help others. Noraq Barbara Streisand Norma I like female detectives in fiction Norman W (35) Polgara Not (26) Emma Woodhouse, Elinor Dashwood, Elizabeth Bennett, Nova (44) Shug Avery Nova (32) Leia Skywalker-Solo, Asuna, Winry Rockbell, Major Motoko Kusanagi, Lucy, Gwen Stacy, Mystique NR-2082 (32) Nagisa Furukawa, Noe Isurugi, Tenshi, Juliet, Kirika Yuumura, Alita... Nrvnqsr (27) Female secondary characters ns They who take no guff *because* they are full of love: Ragged Robin, the Lady Jessica, Zoe Washburn Nuance (26) The ones that don't need a man Nudge (36) None. numeroita (24) all the ones who fought or still fight for equal rights and emancipation. NynnaS. (36) women who have been ostracised because of how they loved and whom they loved Nzame (27) the ones that are similar to my mom, very powerful oanaa (23) of self awareness, grit and experiene, dignity and elegance OB The are none Ode The brave. Odie (24) those in whom I see myself reflected Odile (36) Cat Woman. Odilia (47) The women who could take up swords like men Odyssey Willow (16) said, i don't like people that don't exist. ohlaskeau (21) Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings oldie-goldie (99) women who won't let you sleep at night; the reasons for that are not important olga (22) Helen Graham, the Wife of Bath, Irene Adler, Weena, Nora Helmer, Miss Julie, Susan Nipper. Oli Tearle (28) Psylocke from the xmen Oliver Olivia from Shell Seekers Olivia (17) Is Lisa Simpson a decent answer? Oliviaa. Eustacia Vye, Cathy Earnshaw, Hazel Bellamy, Hi'iakaikapoliopele, Pele oliviathunderkitty (63) None. Oliwankenobi (21) Anyone who has felt the urge to follow evolution towards freedom. Olly (37) Bridget Jones, Amélie Poulain, Hermione Granger, Sarah Connor, Ellen Ripley Omar (17) Mary Poppins OneMan Hermione Granger, Lady Macbeth, Maleficent, Elizabeth Proctor, Hester Prynne, Beatrice (Much Ado...), Audrey Horne, Miss Maudie ontherazzle (40) Katherine in Taming of the Shrew, Rosalind in As You Like It ooinla (40) Alice in wonderland Oph (30) Virginia Wolf, Silvia Path Orby (40) Molly Bloom, Caddy Compson. ORK (22) wonderwoman orsetto (19) thelma and louise Oskar (60) Hermione Granger, Princess Leia, and any other women who actully goes out there to fight no matter the consequences. Oso Those who are who fight, are sharp, biting, proud, tender, loving, and are more than female without ceasing to be female. Ovi (24) Those that are not the cause of wars, betrayals, or destruction oxoboxo (22) Max Guevara. Øyvind (27) Hera, Abra Bacon, Isabella Linton, Hermione Granger, Ellen Ripley, and Scarlett O'Hara. Ozymandias Jefferson Roosevelt (24) Dana Scully, Elizabeth Bennet, Beatrice, Alice of Alice in Wonderland, Celie in The Color Purple, Offred in Handmaid's Tale PAB (43) Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood Pacie Shreya Paddy (29) Xena Paggy (33) scarlett ohara and elizabeth bennet pagina (20) Isabelle archer Paige (34) Isabelle archer Paige (34) Elizabeth Bennett Paige (29) The woman who is perfect. In every way a heart stopping beautiful woman, clever, cunning, and kind. Paige Hall (17) Sailor moon Palaila (28) Elizabeth Bennet palais (32) Maggie singers from the bush Paldies (39) Women who fight for what they belive in and also have compassion Pam (63) don't have one Pam Blackwell Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) Pamcake (28) mujer maravilla pamelaja (27) Hermione, Katniss, Panchi real women pandaaah (23) strong independant women panthergirl (36) People like Jessica Parker (18) Characters in Louisa May Alcott, L.M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Goudge and Diana Gabaldon books parksmi (51) Anna Karenina, Scarlett O'Hara parvati6 I refuse to read books with heroines Passepartout (27) Scout from To Kill a MockingBird, Clara from Lonesome Dove and Buffy Summers Pat (39) Irene Adler Patek (25) Katherine Tramell Pat Garrett (26) - patric (30) I'm not sure. Patrick J. Derilus Any woman proficient in the use of armaments as well as wit (Suzanna Dean and Elaine Marley come to mind) Patrick Newman (23) Holly Golightly Patrick Trotti (26) weed patroklos big blonde,and the character of the book, blonde by joyce carol oates patsy,world war II baby Miss Penny Lane Patti (20) Those who are tough, yet feminine Patty (32) Patricia highsmith Patty (56) Eleanor O'Hara Patty Cake (29) Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. Paul women who are soft and feminine as well as strong and intelligent Paula (54) Marla Singer, Ginny Weasley Paula (19) Strong powerful intelligent women with a destiny Paulina (18) Don't have any Pauline53 (53) Beatrix from Kill Bill Paulshrug (44) Beings that I made myselft. Pavel Š. (18) Those with strong character and sense of self PaWe (50) those who stay strong and grow, choosing their own way instead of merely following pax (23) catwoman PB (20) read this book where there was some heroin that made you wake up in spain no matter where you started at, some o dat would hit da spot P-Boh Those who overcome personal challenges, such as Marvel's Natasha Romanov Pea (17) Those who protect the earth around them. Pearl Maxwell (29) The ones that fight for wat they want Pedro Albernaz (20) Rosalind, Portia, Milly Theale, Wife of Bath Pedro Luis Munoz (24) Daria, Astrid Magnussen, Margo Channing, Annie Hall, all the women in an Almodovar movie (hate to be redundant, but his films are too good to be forgotten), Clementine Kruczynski, Marge Gunderson, all the characters in Bjork songs, Karen Walker, etc. etc. Pedro Tejada (20) Those who are smart and know it Peggy (57) Those who affect the minds ot move towards greatness. pehi (26) Those who fight for what they believe in while maintaining their dignity of a woman PEP (18) Belle, Hermione Pepper Belle, Hermione Pepper Women with heroic compassion, even to their enemies Percy (27) Those who inspire the hero to become the best he can be Peregrine Jane Eyre, Meg in a wrinkle in time, Perfidia i like lara croft. perla21 (13) Nausicaa pesser (57) Dido, Rosalind, Nana Pessoa non Grata Princess Leia Peter Dyson (56) Anne Frank Peter Heron (57) Those who are the most Human, as with heroes Peter Joseph Tamber Maxima Gaffney bridget jones Petree (22) Those women who combine tenderness with power; who lend a poetic depth to their existence without losing their reality. The Holy Mother. phantasmatica lolita, stell, countess, mimi Phil (44) those who do what others say they can't Phil Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica Phil (25) Penelope Phil Dignan (52) a woman with a natural look very sure of herself a leader philippe (59) Head-strong and independent women like myself. Philomena (80) The female characters of Wilkie Collins, with all the contortions he had to go through to give them agency. Phil R. (30) NA Phoenix (39) alice, merry gentry phreec (35) Those who persevere against great odds and succeed are my favorite heroines Phyllis Boyajian Branche Jane Eyre, Hermione Granger, Molly Weasley picfxr (45) The ones that aren't afraid to remind men that they are women P.I. Elliot Herman Bang's Tina Pieterpad (80) Anna Karenina Pingbluto aishwarya rai pintoo (24) Katniss Everdeen Piper Bella Rose Ma Joad, Desdemona, Cordelia Pistol Pete My favorite heroines of fiction is CHI in manga pitch1406 (13) A combination of great philosophers, statesmen and warriors pk_evanescent (38) Those who have something to teach. pk_henry The ones who acknowledge their journey as pointless, yet continue anyway. Platinum Era (21) Red, because she knows what is truly good in life. Plebelbe (21) Scarlett O'Hara for her misanthropy and antisocial traits. LOL Pleiadian7 (59) Same as above Plusein (25) stella pluto (26) None PomanderNatalie (45) My favorites heroine of fiction is Eve. Pontius Pilate (30) Those who triumph in non-traditional melieues Poobah (65) beautiful, sensuous and sharp women pooja (30) Innocent trusting women Pooja Scarlett O'Hara Pooki (55) Wild-eyed killers and cold, calculating strategists poop fella (25) Those with a plan. Pope (31) Sita, Lady Macbeth, Death (from Neil Gaiman's Sandman) Pranaya R (28) Powerpuff girls Pranay Gupta (22) Katnis Everdeen, Hermoinee Granger Prasanna (23) No one Prashant Gnawali (22) Antigone Pratama (22) Anastasia Steele Pratiksha (15) again with this fiction thing. Is reading false words important? Preacher (34) WONDERFUL WOMAN PRETTYMARY69 (39) Hypatia Priceequation (33) Mary Jesus' alleged virgin mother. Prime Minister Appa (50) My favorite heroine of fiction is Catwoman princessgirafe83 (13) Those who teach this curious and inquiring young male what it means to be a woman. Rei Ayanami, Nurse Alma, Marge Gunderson, Ellen Ripley and Clarice Sterling. professionalprocrastinator (20) Leisel Meminger Protagonist (20) none Protagonist Colette's characters Protovium (63) Same as male Pseudointeresting (17) miss marpl p-sissy (20) None psv (48) I am my favorite heroine Puffinb (39) rose pughal (30) A mad girl in the book by J.K.TOOLE PUNK PAINTER (37) strong, stubborn. puppylush (35) The ST6 agent in ALIAS Qaz (30) none yet Qi (18) Candy Quakenbush, Megara, Dagny Taggart Quasimodo (30) Those who are brave. Quinn (23) None I can recall qweasd Karen Blixen R (50) Jane Eyre Rachel (21) The ones that do what they want, how they want without answering to anyone Rachel (21) Jane Austin heroines Rachelmate (39) A WOMAN WHO DOESNT SHOW HER WEAKNESSES RACHU (32) Lyra Silvertongue, Dorothea Brook, Debbie Hemlock radomu (18) Pippi Longstocking Raelynn (57) jaded geniuses. raf (19) Scout Finch and Arya Stark Ragna (19) Lisbeth Salander, Elizabeth Bennet RagsTyler (33) Isabel Archer, Rachel Vinrance Rah (25) Hermione Granger. Rahul (21) Mattie Ross Rain (16) Mattie Ross Rain I don't know if I believe in heroines. Mrs Dalloway, Jo March, Jane Eyre, Sara Crewe rainbird Scheherazade Raj (18) There are none Raju (21) Any protective strong woman. Ralph (21) Tank Girl Ramesses Benjamin Lewis (27) Vivianne of Pretty Woman Ramu (59) Clarisse McClaren Ran (25) Arya Stark, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger; the ones who exhibit the strength and fortitude that are often attributed to male protagonists. Raph Hera Rapunzel A woman who is hardworking, happy, and is normal like everyone else Raquelle (17) Maura Isles, Jane Rizzoli Rara (22) None that would chamge my life. Rashmi (21) None. Raumabaya or The Rau (00) agatha christie rave (18) juliet, catherine earnshaw, elizabeth bennet raven (17) Those who do the right thing just because it is right Raven (15) Women who maintain their womanhood while being equals of men Raven Anston The women who forget about the virgin / whore dichotomy or any binary gender based role, or negation of it. Analog women who are human before all else. Ray of Mars (36) Women who act without being swayed by the men in their lives rb3868 (52) the free-spirited, the ones that hold firm in their beliefs RD wonder women RealCoolDave Hermonie Granger. (: Rebecca (19) Uhura, Marie 1 and 2, Violet Harmon, Agent Carter Rebecca Scheid (13) Elizabeth Bennett Recross (25) I have several Red (26) The ones who are independent, yet work well with the men in their lives. Redbeard (24) Those perceptive enough to see that even the most stone cold exteriors require a warm hand to hold to keep out the true darkness. Redrover (50) Those that love without restraint and live without bounds Ree (21) whoever is out of the ordinary ree (24) Emma Woodhouse, Elizabeth Bennet, modern interpretations of Mary Magdalene Reed Braden (19) Sarah Connor Reggie Benjamin (35) Jane Eyre. Catherine Earnshaw. Again my imperfect perfect heroines Remi (28) phryne fisher, miss jane marple, mrs jeffries RENA (62) The ones who behave beyond expected fashion. Renata (0) Those who stand out and do something out of the ordinary Renath Padme in Star Wars, Laura Ingalls in Little House Renee (44) Dagny Taggert from Atlas Shrugged. She has far more courage than I. Renee Stanko (27) Queen Elizabeth I, Duchess of Devonshire reneetriay (40) The kind who take charge of their situations. Ren Harris amazing characters from novels i like renno (17) Those who make a heroine model Renos (24) Scarlet O'Hara, Elizabeth Bennet Renuka (21) those who are independent but admit to needing help when they are overwhelmed renz (15) I cannot think of anyone. Rethinker (26) Psyche retroandi Those who pave their own definitions of femininity without having to transparently align with or oppose social constructs. Reuben Samson (21) Holly Golightly Reva Ann (20) There are none Rewrew none come to mind Rhail (38) Kate Winslet at the end of No Country for Old Men RHCdG (52) stong confident women with a will and a voice Rhea (25) Josephine March, Alice in Wonderland, Stargirl Caraway Ria (24) Lisbeth Salander, Amy Pond, Rose Tyler Ric H (41) Zelda, Samus Aran, Chihiro, Bayonetta Richard (22) Dagny Taggart, Daenerys Targarean, Elphaba, Regina Mills, Lyra Belacqua Rick (18) Those who can break from gender roles and follow their heart. Ricky (20) Jane Eyre, Weetzie Bat, Esther Greenwood. Rie Stubborn toward opposition, soft and loving toward everything else. Riley (26) Fanny Hill, Viola, Becky Sharp riley (19) Katniss Everdeen (THG), Michonne (TWD), Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy) Riley (14) Katniss Everdeen (THG), Michonne (TWD), Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy) Riley (14) a rhythm that flows Rilo tricky beautiful bitchy woman Rina (20) no heoines in fiction Rini No idea. Rinilia (17) Elizabeth Bennett, as she seemed capable of challenging the accepted roles of the time, but was able to reflect on her flaws and make changes to her behaviours to alleviate. Riss (37) Chia (Idoru), Juanita (Snow Crash), America (Cryptonomicon), Diana (A discovery of witches), Rowan (The witching hour), River Song (Doctor Who) RiverSong (32) Cybele Riza (17) those who opt death to insult-like Rani Padmini Rizwan (21) Wonder Woman RJJM (13) Linda Lovelace Rkabrita (43) angelica schuyler ro (21) greek methology rob (54) Scout, Pocahontas, Death Rob (45) Marla Singer Rob (27) Margarita, Antigone, Alice. Robbie Curran (19) Same as in real life, ones who are headstrong. Robert Danduran (26) Those womens who are more than girlfriends, more like mothers Roberto (22) Atenea Roberto Rivadeneyra Q (35) Her outdoors Robert Tatler (18) angelina jolie Robin (22) dostoevskys prostitutes rob luddington (45) Jo in Little Women , characters in Amy Tan novels Robo (56) Samus Aran. robot I don't read alot of fiction that includes a hero or heroine. I only read or listen to stories of a realistic world or stories of a fantasy world that goes beyond reality. Robyn (15) Margaret Dashwood. Hanging in there. Rochelle (40) Xena, warrior princess. Queen of Sheba, Lillith Rockstar Those who exceeded the ideals of femininity. Rodders (32) I'm with Proust Roderick Scarlet O'Hara Rodica (32) Bertie’s Aunt Dahlia Rodrigo (24) abuse porn actresses rodrigo zarate (29) Nausicaä comes to my mind as the most important one. Rod Weiler (21) The ones who didn't feel they had anything to prove to the boys Roe (47) cant think of a single one. Dont like books with female leads i suppose. roguebroccoli (18) Helen of Troy Rollwagen (26) Women- Young or Old that dream and set out to capture it. Roma (14) Those which act as an anchor for a soul at sea. Roman (38) Scout Finch, Holly Golightly, Elphaba from Wicked Romina (16) Anais Nin, Frida Kahlo Romina (21) wonder Woman, Jobilee, Storm Ronald (40) Those who push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable - rebels Ronen (27) Hermione Granger. Roo (20) Heroine, little Mermaid, Rooster (68) jeanned'arc roro (23) God Rorshavhanswer (18) Strong women who aren't afraid of loving strong men--Elizabeth Bennett, Dominique Francon, Princess Leia, and Trinity are examples. Rosa (19) I've never really had heroines Rosalee Firth Hermoine Granger, brillent and beatiful. Rosalie Grace (16) Hermoine Granger, Black Widow, Mulan, Jessica Jones, Louise Belcher Rosalinda Chavez (19) the women that tech me how to be strong Rose (17) Hermione Granger Rose (33) Women who stand up for themselves and seem to have no fear. Rose Rebecca, Clementine, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood. Rose (31) None Roseanne (29) Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennett Rosie (52) Jane Austin Rosie (53) I do not know. I'm not much of a reader. Rosie Those who set out on adventures winning over their own worst fears. ross (29) Austen heroines other than Emma, Angela Walker characters, the ousiders & strivers Rossboss (37) Bones? Women who don't stand behind men and fight with their own strengths and ideals. ro to the rah (20) The ones that don't let their status as a woman stop them from doing whatever they want to do. Roux (18) Don't know, but I like the fiery woman in movies and shows and things like that. Rowan (16) Hera Rowan Bartlett (23) The ones who worth more for what they are than how the look. Rox (17) Hermione Granger, Jane Eyre Roxanne Mooneys (22) don't have one RRRRR father raising 5 kids alone rsan Jane Eyre, Scarlett O'Hara. rubysparkles (23) Women in fiction who triumph over any obstacles Rudi (24) None Rumi (42) Etarre, Penelope. runur (44) Jane Eyre, Aomame, Laura Ingalls Wilder...those with spirit, personality, and intelligence Rushkami (27) Elizabeth I of England Ruska (33) Alice and Bella Cullen Ruskin Clay (17) Gravel Danny Ruskin Clay (17) Olive Oil - Popeye's girlfriend and the love interest of Brutus Russell Sandbach (53) Those who are strong, independent but still vulnerable and tender Ruth (48) Those who have learned not to care for anyone's opinion but their own Ruthie (19) Hermione Granger in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Rux The hard-nosed adventurer, the femme fatale, the mother heroic R. W. (26) elektra rwk (57) Scout Finch Ryan (18) Jean Grey - The Pheneonix Ryan B (23) Marla Singer Ryan Brun (23) Marla Singer. Ryan Brun (27) Marla Singer. Ryan Brun (29) Perhaps this question reveals more to me than it should. Ryan C (30) Haversham, Ryan Riley (26) The ones who can fight even without magic powers Ryh (16) Those who follow their passions Ryno (26) Jane Eyre for her determination and Juliet for her commitment to her heart's ambition Ryssan (22) The Amazons S (26) See favorite heroes S (13) kind women s (23) Those girls who fight against adversity s33d (20) The realistic ones who love unconditionally Saba (19) Anne of Green Gables, Sabine (18) Anne Bonnie, Carmen Sandiego Sabri (19) I don't have any Sabrina None Sabrina wonder woman, power puff girls Sabrina Ruffino (17) Bridget Jones Sacha (30) idk Sahara (15) jane eyre, dorothea brooke s. a. hensley (45) Mrs. Hudson saief (28) Radha from Bhaagawatam SAI LAXMI TATINENI (40) Women who created their own identity in a patriarchal world (back then and now) saill (24) Independent tough girls with a soft side Salem (21) Elizabeth Bennett Sally of Kent tits magee sam (19) Jane Eyre Sam (24) Women who are independent and yet kind and tender. Sam Virginia Woolf Sam (22) A woman who is fearless, daring and courageous Sam (26) Disney princesses Sam (17) Elizabeth Bennet, Cyd Charisse of Gingerbread, Connie and Carla Samantha (17) Black Widow Samantha (30) Katniss Everdeen - yeh, I'll admit it! Samantha (35) Elizabeth Bennett Sam Gordon (18) Not sure Sami (18) Fays samps (29) Scarlett O'Hara SamSam (33) Wonder Woman Samuel (19) Chani, Ellen Ripley, San Severina, Beatrice Rappachini, Molly Millions, Tess Soerensen, Nynaeve al'Meara San Black Widow Sandu (15) Women who love passionatly without losing themselves Sandy Women who overcome struggles and obstacles Sandy (32) Arya Sandy (25) Buffy Summers. Sara (23) The women in Jane Austen novels Sara (57) precious ramotswe Sara (50) None come to mind Sara C aka Snacks aka Sarbs (26) Medea, Scarlett O'Hara, Edith Pontellier Sarah (23) fanny price, jane bennet sarah me. sarah (14) Cathy of "flowers in the attic" and the little girl in "to kill a mocking bird" Sarah (23) Same as my fave heroes Sarah (38) those who are level-headed and have ideas for a better world and can make them happen Sarah (13) pure minded learners sarah (22) Sarah Connor, Hester Prynne, that evil nun from the Song of Bernadette Sarah (33) Storm Sarah (27) Same as last question. The underdog, the person who didn't stop trying. Sarah (24) The quiet but emotionally strong woman who takes the right chance at the right time. Sarah (27) Elizabeth Bennet sarahbeth (21) one who stands for what they believe Sarah Carlton (18) Jane Austen heroines Sarah Hollinger (28) The ones who get things done SarahSometimes (22) I'm not sure Sarah Taylor Vernarecci (19) - Sarah Taylor Vernarecci (19) Rosalind from Shakespeares as you like it,Elle woods from Legally blonde, Esther Greenwood from sylvia plaths Bell jar sara luisa hincapie (23) Any woman who's brave and who does something out of earnest goodwill. Sara Ortiz (27) Strong, elegant and witty personalities (this applies to male characters as well) Sara P. (18) Those who are bold, but pretty Sarge18162 (13) ada lovelace sargual Orlando, women-poets, poor women Sasha (30) the ones who transgress boundaries Sasha My mother Sasha Hasanbegovic (26) Wonder Woman, Skye O' Malley Sasha_M (34) Josephine March, Aisling Grey Sasha Sutton (22) women who exemplify both beauty and courage. sat (20) Hermione Grander, Elizabeth Bennet, sauron (24) The women who do not need a partner to be complete. The women who realize they complete themselves. Savannah (27) Lilo, liesel Meminger Savannah Henry (18) Athena savannahw. (19) Elizabeth Bennett, Jane Eyre Sax (32) Na Sax (8) Anne Shirley, the March family (little women) scarletsquirrel (13) Dagny Taggart, Nikita, Scarlett (25) Phoenix, Storm, Xena, and Sailor Moon. schulzmk (26) The beautiful and sexy ones who come to life and want me. Scooter (29) Any female character who's saracastic, doesn't waste pages second guessing, and avoids typical female gender binaries Scooter190 (21) The ladies that are romantic and have their priorities in order. Scott (60) Those who are not fitting to any stereotypes Scott (17) Those of grace, beauty, sophistication, sensuality, compassion and tenderness Scott777 Not sure I've found one for me yet Scotty (18) One's msotly from superhero movies that make the impossible, possible. Scotty Mrs. Emma Peel, Catwoman Screaming Bastard Child of the Apocalyps (23) The wisest and most experienced, that feel no urge to be any more than they are. Sean (19) The ones who aren't trying to fall over themselves in love. Sean D. Thompson (22) None Sean Reveille (19) Aquellas que no temen convertirse en hermafroditas para alcanzar su plenitud. Sebasagot (23) Holly Golightly. Sebastian (18) the ones who you can imagine that can actually exist but never near you Sebastian H (18) those who remind me of who i want to be Sedona (16) Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis); Jerusha Abbott (Daddy-Long-Legs) Sejal Ghia (24) Those who handle what ever is thrown at them with ease and grace, yet willing to fight to the death if that is what it takes to complete the task Selene H. Brent The ones that are loved for their spirit and fire; the ones that are not tamed nor daunted SeraphimeRising (31) Jane Austen Serena (26) scarlett o'hara serenity Anna Karenina, Lady Macbeth Seth Street (19) Mafalda, Planet Terror's Cherry & Lisa Simpson. Sexismandthecity (28) Those of adventure, daring, and unwavering morals: Hermoine Granger, Lyra Silvertongue, the Wife of Bath (Canterbury Tales) Sgraham (28) Megan Fox in Transformers S. Griffin (16) Those who defy stereotype and just live their lives! shadoww420 (33) Elizabeth Bennett, Hermione Granger Shaina (22) Elizabeth Bennet, Katniss Everdeen, Charlotte the spider ShaLo (66) Penelope Pitstop, but really, Lisa Simpson Shamir (13) Those who are as real as their male counterparts Shana (22) The strong and the brave, the romantic Shane (19) any female played by anna karina shane (25) Any strong leader Shane Women that live for something. Shanna (19) Why any woman who can stick around and put up with old, raggedy men like me. I think they might only be in fiction. Shannon Cole (22) The Invisible Women Sharankumar Nadarajah (19) Marla Singer. The tragic ones. Shari (21) Evelina. Sharice (22) Those who give us raw emotion and show we are not alone. SharonBillings Strong, successful women who take on the roles usually meant for men Shauna (40) Again, I have none shaurora (64) elizabeth bennet Shawna (21) women that experience heartbreak but carry on with bravery shawna (17) women of beauth and accomplishment shawpur (66) Lilith, for dumping Adam's ass SHE (44) Black Momba Shea (28) See previous: Lara Croft. sheavsey (21) Galadriel Sheila D (55) Anne Shirley; Jo March shelby anyone one woman that showed courage, compassion, insight and beauty while consumed with fear shelby (15) Christina Hendricks from Mad Men. Talk about woman empowerment! Shelby Bollner (18) I'm captivated by the boldness of Foxy Brown. Shelley (32) rosie the reviter Shelly (17) Furiosa. She is beautiful, dangerous, strong, decisive and damaged. Shellybelly1 (49) women who do as they are told Shep Howard tender, poetic, pure Sheri See the aforementioned answer re 'heros'. With male heros; I enjoy characters that are well rounded, fallable. Sherry Fuller (41) elsa of arendelle shiela (18) Aerith Gainsborough, Luthien Tinuviel Shig (29) Athena Shiloh Moretti (16) Heroines in fiction remain in fiction, and I do not pursue them as heroines in real life. Shimomeiji (19) Artemis Shina (28) As with heroes. Shinydan (34) elizabeth bennet ShiversB (19) Sati shodhana (20) Those who are more than they seem to be, those who are true leaders and stand up to what is right shorty (14) Woolfian characters Shubhda (24) I don't have any shupiwe (35) The strong powerful self-assured women in my favorite romance novels Shy (25) Panchali Sibin (26) Those women who have scaled the spiritual heights while caring for a family. Sid (57) Pippi Longstocking SID (53) The same as the heroes, really. It is fiction. I expect them to be just as awesome. Siddharth (23) Jane Eyre Sidedrive (70) Dagny Taggart Siena (21) Holly golightly Sienna de Wilde (17) Those who do whatever it takes to survive. Signe (22) Hermione Granger Silvia (18) None, but I am horrible at breadth and representation Simen (18) Cleopatre Simon (19) Anyone who I could see myself falling for Simon (20) Those who learns and teaches others in a good way. Simona (16) Lee Geum Ja, Makino Tsukushi, Mononoke Hime, Elizabeth Bennet sinawae (27) Strong smart scientific tender hearted sindjiro Lisbeth Salander Sirena Wainford (17) Hanna........doesn't get any better than that for me. Sirith (33) I do not know. Sir Richard (52) Jay Griffiths for writing WILD. 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Sophie Cassandra of Troy Sorrow (23) those who are pictured as otherworldly beauties but have kind, gentle and caring nature souma (32) Those who are bold, courageous and yet elegant in their demeanor. Sourabh Bharadwaj (21) None. S.P. (20) Miss Julie, sp3ccylad (44) i like real heroes Spacebug (42) I do not have any Spacey (24) See above for "hero" Sparrow (46) Josephine March Sparrow (17) Jane eyre, fantine Special K The women Who have been strong yet supportive, powerful beyond measure yet sweeter than a brownie shared with family. Speck (36) M from the James Bond Series, Mallory Archer Spencer (25) Eris, the only Goddess who was not ill with vanity Spencer Stewart Princess Leia, Arcee, and Princess Allura. Spencer Valdez (11) Arcee, Uhura, and Hit-Girl. Spencer Valdez (12) joan of ark spider (66) Those with strong mind and body who are able to move my mind and body. 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Stephanie (18) Hermione Granger, Lyra Silvertongue, Annabeth Chase stephanie (13) Miss Marple, Kinsey Millhone Stephanie (49) those who have warm personality, someone whom i can communicate with stephanie (20) I admire women who in fiction are able to come across as feminine yet strong at the same time Stephanie Yt (21) Elizabeth Bennett; stephbsemilla (40) Little Orphan Annie, Jane Eyre, Olive Oyle, Madam Bovery Stephen (56) Marla Singer Stephen (26) sweet and gentle Stephen (78) katniss everdeen Stephen Stacks Hermione Granger, Violet Baudelaire, Marge Simpson, Blanche DuBois and Rachel Berry. Steve (20) elanor of aquitane Steve (53) Wonder Woman Steve Hermione granger Steve (56) Those who like to write about the wonderful and fantastic Steve Hanawalt (56) Those who, like any man, try to become more human than human. Those who transcend human desires while not necessarily abandoning them. Steve K (27) Norma Desmond, Linda from "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", Mary Magdalene Steve Shives (29) the woman that are selfish to their own needs stoffie (26) greek godesses stojan (32) Cassandra, and Wednesday Addams. Stork Daddy Ariel from the little mermaid. Stormy (17) the feminine who is completely in charge of her emotion and faith STP (24) Elizabeth Bennet, stradling Always Romantic Comedic Roles played by Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan STUPID IDIOT (0) Those who let their lovers carry them away Subhartho (26) Those who break the fucking rules. subtlesteph (21) mothers Sumi The mom from The Incredibles because she is a mom that can kick ass. Roseann Bars charicter in Roseann because Summer (28) The tough bitches. Sunbul (18) All bold heroines who makes individual decisions Sundaraa (32) Durga. sunny Lt. 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Susie Q (73) emma woodhouse suzanne Emma Bovary Suzanne (41) Jane Eyre Suzanne Cohen (53) Athena Swallow In virginia Wolf Swan (75) The Pevenzies sybann (50) Alice in Wonderland, Cossette, Eponine, Ophelia Sydchez Those who are more than women without ceasing to be womanly; everything that is tender, poetic, pure and in every way beautiful Sydney Kilbane (18) the same as above t1 athena, artemis T (19) Those are not afraid to eschew traditional roles and take command T (26) Women who are badass as fuck and not interested in romance. T (18) Those who are strong, bold, true to them selves, and sets a good example of a good hearted leader. T (20) The characters who overcome the bullshit rigged male game of ego. T.A. (34) Every princess there is...they're STRONG! Tabitha Murray (42) Supergirl, Kate Beckett, Olivia Benson. As with heroes, those who go in where others run away. Taeleyn I love cat-woman tagada (12) А. 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Tatiana (17) Clytemnestra (Agamemnon), Alice (Alice in Wonderland/Alice Through the Looking-Glass), Mary (The Secret Garden), Nuria (Shadow of The Wind) Tatiana (21) Strong women who don't whine about their circumstances and do something about their circumstances. Tatiz (19) my favorite heroine in fiction is katniss everdeen (jennnifer Laurence) taureau2002 (13) women of lust Taylor (54) Those woman who are tender and aren't afraid to be feminine and beautiful, but also know how to be tough Taylor (24) Classes from Fahrenheit 451 Taylor (15) Jane Eyre, Ellen Olenska. Woman who are smart an brave and do not let men dictate their lives. Taylore Dawn (18) They are mostly unfortunate, Greek sufferers of tragedy in Greek epics Taylor Van Allen (24) Lots Wife TB Women who are not afraid of the consequences of living their own truths and do not subscribe to patriarchal norms tbkemz (42) Nora Charles, Lucy Honeychurch, Evelyn Carnahan, Lady Brett Ashley, Mrs. Emma Peel, Justine (Durrell), Catherine Banning T. Christopher Cox (43) Lady Chaterley, Úrsula Iguarán, Pilar, Tebvy (24) supergirl Ted (26) women who put family before anything and everything Tee (40) Virginia Teehee (18) victorian heroines TEESHA (27) Any woman who faced adversity and came out alive Tekoa Butler Teleute Teleute (17) Arya Stark Teme (18) I'm not sure Tenia (17) same thing here i guess. But here they can have super powers~ Tennrox same thing here i guess. But here they can have super powers~ Tennrox Elizabeth Bennet, her writer Jane Austen... any writer who can move me emotionally. Teresa (43) Elizabeth Bennett teri (73) the sacrificial ones terios (21) Amazonesque yet tender in sorts. Terra (22) Elizabeth Bennett, Margaret Schlegel, Terry (41) Auntie Mame Terry (66) great mothers like carrot top's mumin Harry Potter or Ma Larkin. TerryG (49) Foxy Brown Nicki Mang Terrylee (35) women who suffer hardships or live privately but have a real world view connected with deep emotion, women poets and writers Terrylynn0609 (39) ALL MOTHERS AND FAITHFUL WIVES OF DISASTER. TERRY YORK II the powerful ones tess (24) Bridget Jones Tess (53) the leading ladies with gumption Tess Calopedos (17) Those who fight for their love against all odds (like Mina Harker or Selene) Tess Fiennes (40) none tg (48) I assume 'fiction' includes film heroines too? In that case: Claudine, Juliet, Granny Weatherwax, Buffy Summers, The Bride, Lisbeth Salander (all of the previous three survived being buried alive), Becky Sharp, Sara Crewe, San (of Princess Mononoke). . Thambi (24) a person who constantly cares about others without only thinking of themselves thatchaa (17) Katniss Everdeen and Sadeen that guy #999 (29) Caddie Compson and Dolores Haze That New Chris Sloce (18) Ripley in Alien thebabycub (39) Anyone who is relentless, resilient, tenacious and filled with grit The Beast Xena, Warrior Princess The Big Liddle (31) Marilyn Monroe character in Some Like it Hot, Charlieze Therons character in Mad Max The Boss Alice Butler The Desert (22) River Song. Catwoman. Kitty Pride. Oracle. Lisbeth Salander. TheDoctor76 (35) Mathilda The Essential Man (26) Someone who is able to sacrifice for others TheFear77 (23) realists theGeneral (19) can't think of one, which makes me feel like a sexist fuck the grill (31) The protagonist from Angela Carter's Heroes and Villains The hungry caterpillar (29) Medusa The Man In The Brown Hat Miss Bianca, Nancy Drew, Mrs. Brisby, & several others that are too numerable to mention The Mouse Avenger (20) None. 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Tianna Alysia Kallan (37) Tosca tick Elizabeth Bennet, Bella Swan tiffany Those who become warriors with no thought to losing their femininity Tiffany (44) anne shirley, jo march, cassandra mortmain tiffany; (lifefromtheshelf.blogspot.com) (17) Strong intelligent women TiffanyTee (26) Those who give self-sacrifice for a greater cause. Tim (27) Diomache, Scout Finch. Tim Melian, Susan Pevensie, Jill Pole, Luna Lovegood, Damaris Tighe, Mina Harker, Christine Daae, Miriam, Medea Tim (24) Elizabeth Bennet tim Dorothy Tim The woman who stretches tenderness and commitment to an almost astral plane. Tim Proser (17) Tess Tim Sandle Those that transcend their limitations timwarnock (34) Elizabeth Bennet, Blanche Devaroe, Katniss Everdeen before the third book Tina (32) Cinderella Tina (16) Women that support and encourage the men in their lives. Tina (44) Brillant women Tini non Tinkoo (24) Catherine Earnshaw & Madame Sosostris tintoy (54) The intelligent woman who uses her wits to find her place in society: Hermione Granger, Lyra Belacqua, Jane Eyre. Tinuvielyra Elizabeth Bennett (Darcy) Tivia Stewart (40) Katniss Everdeen tj (39) black widow, hurminy T-man (18) Those that show strength when others, particularly fearsome men, cower. Tobias Budge (25) The Demon Headmaster from Goosebumps, or Tony Blair Tobyn Sebastian (24) Nancy Drew? Todd Rosalind, Ellen Ripley Tofu (19) Strong, intelligent, coniving, sexual predators. 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