3 Strong Female Characters in TV

Xena

Xena

3 Strong Female Characters in TV

The small screen has given us some of the best fictional female characters of all time. These TV women have reminded us all to stand up for our rights and to fight fiercely against our foes. Celebrating new episodes of Conviction, we have selected three strong female characters that prove that, many times, women can be stronger than men.

Xena

Portrayed by the superb Lucy Lawless, Xena is the ultimate female warrior. She defends not only hers but the rights of those most vulnerable with all the power she’s got. Weapons, body combat, and martial arts, all are faced by those opposing her in Xena: Warrior Princess.

Set primarily in a fantasy version of ancient Greece and filmed in New Zealand, the series follows Xena on a quest to redeem her dark past by using her formidable fighting skills to help people. Xena spends almost every episode on a different mission, always trying to do the right thing, fighting for what she refers to as the "greater good".

Daenerys Targaryen

In a world ruled by men, Daenerys Targaryen proves that women can lead and conquer great cities. Having learnt to do the opposite of her tyrant brother, Daenerys always stands up for herself and her people, refusing to be a victim of circumstance.

Daenerys is portrayed in the Game of Thrones TV series by British actress Emilia Clarke. A very Joan of Arc-style character, this woman transforms from being a silent girl obedient to every wish of her brother and husband into a mother of dragons, queen of armies and a killer of slave masters.

Claire Underwood

In a way distinct from both Xena and Daenerys, Claire Underwood is a woman of strong mind. She might be the power behind the power in the successful TV series, House of Cards, in which she evolves from being a lobbyist and supporting wife to her ambitious husband, Frank Underwood, to becoming the 47th President of the United States.

Based on Elizabeth Urquhart, a character from the eponymous British miniseries from which the current series is derived, Claire is played by Golden Globe Award winning actor, Robin Wright.

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