While there are various real-life examples of irrepressible women, this women’s day, we turn to some of the Strongest Female Fictional Characters who have helped shape the world.
Women across the planet are scaling new horizons and proving their worth through their own grit and strong female characters from movies, TV shows and literature have an abundant role in it.
From female superheroes to female literary characters who have turned down being a damsel and took charge of their life, this list is a complete recipe for boosting your self-confidence and becoming independent.
These are some ladies who developed our minds, overtly or covertly to be unique and powerful and stand up against the gender-based atrocities happening around the globe.
So, here are the Most Powerful Women of the Fictional World who inspire us to be a better version of ourselves every day.
1. Hermione Granger (from the Harry Potter Series)
If you say you didn’t have a crush on Hermione Granger through your Harry Potter phase, you are downright lying.
The Harry Potter Series, unlike the title, is not a story about the protagonist and antagonist or magic or good defeating evil. It was really all about its characters and Hermione Granger was the most pivotal one in it.
Although there are many influential characters in the series, Hermione Granger overpowers them all with her wit and charm.
Her phenomenal character arc has definitely rendered her to be one of the top female literary characters to have ever existed!
2. Eleven (From Netflix’s Stranger Things)
The Show “Stranger Things” has now grown immensely in its popularity and one of the main reasons for it is the presence of the character “El”.
Her telekinetic abilities and her lack of communication skills made her an international sensation! This wouldn’t have been possible without Millie Bobby Brown (who plays El in the Paranormal Drama) and her commendable performance.
El is played by this delightful teenager who now has an ardent fan base on all social media platforms due to her carefree nature and quirky habits.
3. The Bride (From Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2)
“The Bride” from Kill Bill Vol 1 &2, played by Uma Thurman, is the epitome of girl power! She shows the world that not all women will endure everything you throw at them.
With a strong need for revenge, no one can stop her as she tears apart the entire Deadly Viper Assassination squad.
Being one of the Strongest Female Leads of all time, The Bride is bound to feature in this list.
She does a lot of mind-blowing things, including crushing a man’s heart with her mere fingers! She gets the sweet taste of vengeance through ways no one thought a woman could.
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4. Nancy Drew
Many girls (and boys) will love the fact that this Teenage Detective is on this list.
As one of the most profound influences of any child readers’ personality, Nancy Drew Novels showed us how the spark of curiosity within us should never die.
The character was created as a counterpart of the Hardy Boys, but unlike them, Nancy Drew always worked alone showing girls across the world how important it is to be independent.
With her funny remarks and sharp mind, she is definitely one of the most badass female characters to have ever existed.
5. Daenerys Targaryen (from Game Of Thrones)
A mammoth chunk of the Game of Thrones audience was watching the show with the hopes that Daenerys Targaryen would sit on the Iron Throne.
(Spoiler Alert) But even after a sad betrayal from her very own beloved, her story didn’t end.
People still worship and consider Daenerys Targaryen to be one of the strongest female fictional characters to have ever been written about!
After all, Daenerys of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons can never truly die.
We stan a queen for life.
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6. Captain Marvel (from the Marvel Franchise)
As the show stopper of the Marvel Universe, the powerhouse of strength and an incredible character, she is a star!
Captain Marvel was also the first Marvel Studios film to be built around a female superhero, making the character even more epic.
Oh yes, she also is the saviour who brought Iron Man home after he gets lost in space.
But that is NOT her biggest achievement. She is counted as part of the list of the Top Female Superheroes in Marvel or any other franchise.
Played by the wondrous Brie Larson, this character won many hearts and the actress also garnered a humongous fan following with this role.
7. Princess Leia Organa (from Star Wars Series)
People usually remember her for her tremendous skills and funny one-liners, but she gave a whole set of young, impressionable girls mettle which they needed to have in life.
That is one of the greatest achievements of this Powerful Female Fictional Character.
Princess Leia was a part of the royal bloodline but she never showed any signs of dependence. As the leader and General of the Resistance against the New Order, she was a storehouse of strong-worded guidance for all other counterparts of the Movie Series.
The performance delivered by Carrie Fisher is nothing short of legendary.
8. Elizabeth Bennet (from Pride and Prejudice)
Written in the year 1813, the central character of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was way ahead of the time.
Elizabeth Bennet, despite being burdened by societal pressures, does not waver from the stand she has taken even she is the lone one on it.
Showcasing how she would go to any lengths to protect her family, she also does not shy away from speaking her mind. She is termed as one of the Boldest Female Rebels in Literature.
Something which all of us need to learn, right?
She definitely steals the thunder from all other people in the book and thus redeeming herself in the list of the strongest female literary characters of all time.
9. Shuri (from Black Panther)
Shuri from Wakanda is one of the most underrated female fictional characters in the Marvel Universe.
As the little teenage sister of the king, her identity doesn’t end there.
She is a hardworking tech genius who works terrifically for her nation and the benefits of the citizens.
Of course, Wakanda genuinely seems like the least discriminative and pro-women-kind place to be in. After all, there is an all-women army to protect the king!
10. Arya Stark (from Game Of Thrones)
Being one of the most popular characters of the global phenomenon Game of Thrones, she earned her place in the hearts of the audience rightfully.
She shows the struggle of all contemporary women who are usually told by their families to take care of the household and learn to stitch and cook.
But Arya followed her heart and her passion to learn everything that helped her survive better.
And by the end of the series, she was one of the most resilient women on the show and one of the most power-packed persons in the fictional world.
What an icon!
From time to time, we feel that the world often neglects strong and powerful ladies. But long gone are the days when women would be scared to raise their voices.
But these famous female fictional characters prove to be examples set in stone to the upcoming generations. With such spirited women characters in our literature and shows, we are onto a brighter future.
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