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AthenaByFortune posted this thread...
Dec. 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

Recently published a piece about why Irina Spalko is one of the best female villains you can ask for, because she's not sexualized, and she's also (in my opinion) an intriguing character and kind of tragic. But she's more complex than your typical villain, at least in my opinion.
 
Anyways, I've been a little upset about sexualized female characters in media, and especially the portrayal of female antagonists. What do you all think? Who are the best, most interesting female villains?

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FateRunner replied...
Dec. 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

umbridge. most villianus villan i know who also happens to be female.
 

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AthenaByFortune replied...
Dec. 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

Yes! I was waiting for someone to say that! She is freaky. Scarier than Voldemort by a long shot.

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stuntddude replied...
Dec. 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Homura Akemi
Kyoko Sakura
Kanade Tachibana

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AthenaByFortune replied...
Dec. 15, 2014 at 9:37 am

Are they from anime?

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stuntddude replied...
Dec. 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Yes. Madoka Magica, Madoka Magica, and Angel Beats, respectively.

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FunneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

Angela from Black Butler
She is so creepy

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AthenaByFortune replied...
Dec. 23, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I haven't actually heard of that story. Synopsis?
 
A personal favorite in terms of all out baddies is the White Witch from Narnia. Maleficent, too, although despite some people hating it, I quite liked the updated version, because I felt it made her a more complicated character.

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belllesugarcreek replied...
Jan. 5, 2015 at 8:50 am

belatrix lestrange 

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GenghisSwan replied...
Jan. 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Hillary Clinton

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Allen. replied...
Jan. 22, 2016 at 1:07 am

Captain Phasma!! (And let's not be jerks.)

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WindRunner replied...
Feb. 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Captain Phasma didn't do much villanous stuff.

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Mar. 4, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Read Red Rising. Really strong female characters; around half of the antagonists are female. That and it's a really good book- it's going to be a movie in 2017!

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WordAddict replied...
Mar. 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Hmm... Maybe Elara Merandus from Red Queen?

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FunneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jul. 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke is pretty cool,
The Boogiepop Phantom from the anime of the same name is also pretty cool.
Just try not to confuse her character with a similar one named Boogiepop, as I believe she is good.

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Jul. 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm

Octavia au Lune, Antonia au Severus-Julii, and Aja au Grimmus from Red Rising.
Mistress Coyle from Chaos Walking. 
The mother from Flowers in the Attic.
Umbridge and Bellatrix from Harry Potter.
Dottie Underwood from Agent Carter.
Mystique from X-Men.

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Jul. 17, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Oh:
Fish Mooney from Gotham.
Jiaying from Agents of SHIELD.
Madam Gao from Daredevil.

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Sept. 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Morgana (Merlin)
Queen Levana (The Lunar Chronicles)
And of course, Umbridge (Harry Potter)

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devan-tuck replied...
Sept. 24, 2016 at 6:58 pm

And she's very fleshed out, it's lovely!
I don't think it's a couincedence that J.K. Rowling is a female author and was so good at making female charecters showed in just as much depth as male charecters.

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