mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Can we do it? Yes we--- err, no. We can't

100 50 Female Characters I Love Meme

Maybe I read the wrong stuff or don't watch the right things, or maybe I take that 'love' too seriously, because there aren't that many characters anywhere I actually *love*. Even here, a number are 'strongly like.' You observe there's nobody from Utena, an *anime* I love, nor from Amelia Peabody, whom I still find perfectly readable, but less so as the kids grow up and turn the whole thing into a romance series.

Might be enlightening to make a list of characters I really do love and see what that looks like. You see that Ya Yu tops my female list, but neither Gou Jian nor Fan Li would make it to a male one. Fascinating, absorbing, provocative, but I don't love them. I love Wen Zhong.

1. Ya Yu (Woxinchangdan)

2. Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice)

3. Haruka (Sailor Moon)

4. Michiru (Sailor Moon)

5. Yaone (Saiyuki)

6. Miranda West (Antonia Forest, Marlow series)

7. Kanzeon Bosatsu if-se-counts (Saiyuki)

8. Chihiro (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)

9. Kinu (100 Demons)

10. Akira (100 Demons)

11. Grandmother (100 Demons)

12. Tsukasa (100 Demons, and in that order)

13. Jill Pole (Narnia)

14. Sybil Vimes (Discworld)

15. Cheery Littlebottom (Discworld)

16. Granny Weatherwax (Discworld)

17. Sai-ou (12 Kingdoms) (the old lady, to jog your memory)

18. Han-rin (12 Kingdoms) (the umm eccentric kirin of the eccentric ruler of Han)

19. Risai (12 Kingdoms)

20. Tamura-sensei (Shall We Dansu?)

21. Baochai (Red Chambers)

22. Li Wan (Red Chambers)

23. Lan Fan (FMA)

24. Riza Hawkeye (FMA)

25. Jane Roland (Temeraire)

26. Anthea (E. Nesbit, Three Children and It etc)

27. Yu Shu-lien (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

28. Chacha (Basara) (the pirate)

29. Ivanova (Babylon 5)

30. Yuika/ Kocho (Kurotsubaki- protagonist)

31, Natsuyo sensei (Kurotsubaki- the hard-drinking doctor)

32. Maho/ Taro-chan (Kurotsubaki-- the outsized maiko)

33. Mrs. Peel (The Avengers)

34. Uhura (ST-TOS)

35. Dr. Pulaski (ST-TNG)

36. Zeniba (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)

37. Rin (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)

38. Kate Sutton (The Perilous Gard)

39. The okami-san (Phantom Moon Tower)

40. Jehane (The Gentle Falcon)

41. Millamant (The Way of the World)

42. Diana Villiers (Aubrey-Maturin)

43. Masamune (Ginga Sengoku Gunyūden Rai/ Thunder Jet)

44. Kaoru no kimi (O-niisama e)

45. Rosaline (As You Like It)

46. Helena (All's Well That Ends Well)

47. Viola (Twelfth Night)

48. Floria Tosca (Tosca)

49. The Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier)

50. Mineko (Sanshiro)
Tags: 12kingdoms, anime, ima_ichiko, karin_mangaka, manga, meme, o'brian, pratchett, saiyuki, soseki, wuxia

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