So Deadpool came out this weekend to great success, and Ryan Reynolds had some timely things to say about strong female characters: http://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/women-love-fcking-superhero-movies#.ly32Qgpkxr One of my greatest annoyances watching TV/Movies is when the women are portrayed as either nagging bitches (I'm looking at you, Breaking Bad), or helpless. Focus: What are your favourite fictional female characters, and why? I'll go first: Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, T1 & T2. Here's someone who was told about impending disaster, toughened the fuck up and could kick anyone's ass. The pullup scene in the hospital? Hell yes. Oh, and Linda Hamilton learned to handle weapons and pick locks like a pro, to the extent that the scene where she escapes the mental asylum was her picking the lock in real time and posed security concerns from the filmmakers, who were uncomfortable broadcasting that kind of thing. Cara "Starbuck" Thrace, Battlestar Galactica. I liked that she was tougher and louder than any of the guys, yet she still slept with all the right men (I know this is sexist, but que cera). She's pretty much the only character I would like to actually be for a time. Gemma Teller Morrow, Sons of Anarchy. I tend to like any female character whose loyalties are undivided. Gemma is in it to stay on top and protect her (blood) family. That's about it, and she's the one on that show I'd be least apt to cross. Plus it's refreshing to see a +50 character be that attractive and tough. Any character Lena Headley has ever played. The Queen of Sparta? Check. Cersei Lannister? Yes, her too.