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Greatest Female Protagonists In TV Shows, Ranked

What could be more motivating than a female protagonist character in a program that can hold her own, kick some butt and be smarter than everyone else in the room? Fans may rejoice at the emergence of strong female characters on television. The female main character has developed over time to take on many forms and genres. There are numerous fierce female protagonists in current television, ranging from superheroes like Supergirl to vicious lawyers in the courtroom.

5. Krysten Ritter From Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones was a Marvel television program that lasted far too little time for viewers’ tastes. It featured a tough female hero who drew support from followers. Jones (Krysten Ritter) put up her cape after a brief time as a superhero and opened her own detective firm.

Her whole persona, rather than her talents, made her a powerful female hero. She had a strong moral compass and detested utilizing her skills for evil, which is why she quit being a hero after accidentally murdering someone. But she was regarded as a badass not just for her great punk fashion sense, but also because she despised bullies and supported the underdog.

4. Taylor Schilling From Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black became a Netflix success after being inspired by a famous true-crime novel. The entire ensemble received multiple awards for their on-screen performances, and viewers adored the program since it centered on Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who was condemned to prison and had to adjust to life in a women’s prison.

3. Viola Davis From How To Get Away With Murder

In this legal/mystery drama, Viola Davis shone brightly as Annalise Keating. Keating is a well-known criminal defense lawyer who is outstanding at her work and will not tolerate anyone undercutting her. The character soon became a fan favorite because she never backs down and protects her pupils while they strive to juggle the law and their personal life.

2. Elisabeth Moss From The Handmaid’s Tale

The Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the novel of the same name, takes set in a dystopian universe. Following the Second American Civil War, some women are compelled to become “Handmaids,” or child-bearing slaves. Fans soon recognized the tenacity and resolve of the show’s female protagonist, June Osborne/Ofjoseph (Elisabeth Moss).

She’s vocal, vicious, and brave, and she frequently shields the women around her from the new terrible reality while trying to escape and locate her daughter.

1. Anya Taylor-Joy From The Queen’s Gambit

Following its premiere on Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit caused quite a commotion on social media sites. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name, the historical drama miniseries follows Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) as she grows up to become one of chess’s most known prodigies.

At the same time, the spectator saw her challenges, and fans admired the character’s stubborn temperament and determination to prove everyone wrong. Men attempted to discourage her from entering a chess competition, but she had none of it and enters at her preferred level to show everyone wrong.

Written by Aditya Talwar

I'm a 24 year old Lawyer, Born and raised in New Delhi, India. I'm an Anime Freak, NBA fan and a proud bookworm. Currently working as a staff Writer for AnimatedTimes & FandomWire, writing articles ranging from Marvel & DC to Hollywood & Anime.