10 Most Badass Women on Television Right Now

These days tons of television shows are being made. Many of them are pretty good. So with a sea of shows available which ones would you see first? If you are into watching shows with most badass women, this is the list for you. Check out the 10 current most badass women on television:

10 Most Badass Female Characters on Television

10. Kara Zor-El


Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
She is the daughter of Zor-El and Alura. Her parent sent her away from their dying planet of Krypton, to follow her cousin, Kal-El and protect him. But when Krypton exploded, her pod got knocked-off and she entered into a zone where she slept for decades to come. Many years after Kal-El had already reached Earth and grown into an adult, he places Kara, who had eventually escaped the zone, with a family on earth. Like all Kryptonians, Kara possesses the ability to absorb and store energy from the sun. She is multilingual, super fast, has super strength, super breadth, X-Ray vision, heat vision and probably all the other qualities possess by the Superman.

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9. Leslie Knope

Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation - Season 6
Leslie Barbara Knope is the protagonist of the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. This fictional character is portrayed by Amy Poehler.  Leslie is the Deputy in the Parks and Recreation department and serves on several committees. Knope is extremely optimistic, cheerful, hard-working and ambitious. Despite being intelligent, she can be naive at times and is sometimes unsuccessful in executing her goals. She is lauded for the positive stances that she takes towards gender equality and feminism.

8. Michonne

The Walking Dead

Michonne The Walking Dead
Michonne is one of the central characters in AMC’s The Walking Dead. Michonne possesses a keen sense of intuition and is something of a loner. Also she is a survivor. She is quiet secretive and stubborn too. She takes time to gradually open up to people but when she does, they realise; Michonne is guilt ridden and somewhat broken. She has killed numerous zombies and her weapon of choice is the katana. Michonne appreciates art and sculptor.

7. Red

Orange Is The New Black

Red Orange Is The New Black
Portrayed by Kate Mulgrew, Galina Red Reznikov is a Russian lady and one of the inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary. She works as the Head Chef. She is characterised as cold and matriarchal. And holds on to her position with an iron fist. She is highly regarded in the prison and is intolerant towards drugs. She also shows keen intellect and motherly affection towards the members of her gangs called Red Girl’s. Red is also known to having an obsession towards free-range chicken which she hopes to cook one day and eat it. The whole scene where she is informed that the “legendary bird” exists shows a very humorous obsessive side of Red.

6. Annalise Keating

How to Get Away with Murder

Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder
Viola Davis won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Annalise Keating on ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder. Being a Criminal Law professor she is brilliant, charismatic, passionate, creative, fearless in courtroom and being a human, she is also unpredictable, dangerous, glamorous and sexy. Outside she is miss perfect but inside she is saturated up to her neck with fear and secrets. But all said and done she still is a badass.

5. Claire Beauchamp (Randall/Fraser)


Claire Beauchamp (Randall Fraser) Outlander
Claire is portrayed by Irish actress Caitriona Balfe for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television in 2015.  Claire is a woman ahead of her own time. She has had an unusual upbringing and therefore is not deterred by rough living conditions and dangers. She is characterised as smart and stubborn who uses wits, practical medical skills and knowledge to survive in the 18th century patriarchal and dangerous world. Though Claire is compassionate she is capable of mercy killing. Her only down side is that she has a quick tongue that often lands her in big troubles.

4. Peggy Carter

Agent Carter

Badass Female Characters
Margaret Peggy Carter was originally introduced as supporting character to Captain America. She is one of the most significant agents of the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) during and after World War II. Also, she is tough and resilient with a bit of sarcastic streak. She believes in morality but doesn’t hesitate to lie when the situation calls for it. She loves her job and knows her worth even when men sneer at her for being a woman. Peggy is a master spy, expert marksman, expert martial artist, multilingual, expert investigator among other things.

3. Game of Thrones

Most Badass Women Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones has a ton of strong characters and many of them are women. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), an exiled princess, a highly intelligent girl who uses her brain well to procure herself with an army and become a power conqueror. Among the other most badass women in the show are Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) who is a survivor and trains to become an assassin, Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) who wants to become queen at all cost, Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie), a noble knight etc.

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2. Sarah Manning

Orphan Black

Sarah Manning Orphan Black
Sarah Manning is the protagonist of the series, Orphan Black. She is portrayed by the brilliant actress Tatiana Maslany for which Maslany has received several awards and accolades. Sarah is described a natural chameleon and a hustler. She is used to living on the fringes by the use of her wits and is tough as hell. She is extremely clever and has a morally ambiguous compass. Sarah can be ferociously protective of the people she considers as her family. She is headstrong and ‘kick first ask questions later’ kind of lass.

1. The 100

most badass women of The 100

The television show The 100 is set in a post-apocalyptical world where people are judged on their ability to survive. It has got a number of badass women including Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) who is the protagonist. Most of the leaders in this show are ruthless survivalists and almost all of them are women. The most badass women of The 100 include, Raven Reyes played by Lindsey Morgan who is a one woman army, Octavia Blake played by Marie Avgeropoulos who from a bitchy young girl transforms into a fearless warrior. Other badass women in the show include, Dr. Abigail Griffin, Anya, Lexa and others.