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2013-01-26 01:08:01 PM  
Mmm, Shawnee Smith

shawneesmith.org

On the Aliens tip I'd pick Vasquez over Ripley. She had more training and a bigger gun. Sure she died but it's not like she went out like a biatch like Bill Pullman.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-26 01:22:22 PM  

Mugato: On the Aliens tip I'd pick Vasquez over Ripley. She had more training and a bigger gun. Sure she died but it's not like she went out like a biatch like Bill Pullman.


Basically what I came here to say.

The xenomorphs were a whole other level of badness, but you pit Vasquez against any battalion, and I'm puttin' my money on Vasquez.
 
2013-01-26 01:38:54 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The xenomorphs were a whole other level of badness, but you pit Vasquez against any battalion, and I'm puttin' my money on Vasquez.


Yeah and IIRC, she wasn't even killed by a xenomorph. She set off a grenade taking some of them with her.
 
2013-01-26 01:40:48 PM  

Mugato: Yeah and IIRC, she wasn't even killed by a xenomorph. She set off a grenade taking some of them with her.


She and Gorman were surrounded on both sides, so she went the "I'M TAKING YOU WITH ME" route.

I maintain that she could've beaten both xenomorphs if she put her heart into it.
 
2013-01-26 01:43:21 PM  
s3.amazonaws.com


media.comicvine.com
 
2013-01-26 02:14:04 PM  
10 broken, crazed individuals who don't belong anywhere near firearms (except for maybe Ripley...maybe).  I'll take a shot at this, with more grounded people. Not in any particular order except for number one.

10.  t2.gstatic.com
(as mentioned above) Sgt. Vasquez--a bit of a showboat, but follows orders.


9. theeyeoffaith.files.wordpress.com

Selena from 28 Days later

8. encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Ana Dawn of the Dead '04--  Medic


7. upload.wikimedia.org

Whoever this is

6.  encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
Mallory Kane

5.  encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
A little obvious, but come on

4.  encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
Miho

3.  encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
Foxy Brown

2.  www.virginmedia.com
Nikita

1. encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Zoe Washburne
 
2013-01-26 02:21:03 PM  

thamike: 9. theeyeoffaith.files.wordpress.com

Selena from 28 Days later


YES. Naomie Harris *so* brought it for that movie.

"In a heartbeat?"

"In a heartbeat."

So glad that she's now a part of the James Bond franchise.
 
2013-01-26 02:27:29 PM  
Bill Paxton not Bill Pullman.
 
2013-01-26 02:32:41 PM  

fzumrk: Bill Paxton not Bill Pullman.


I hear he's off...to Haiti.

/nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2013-01-26 02:34:08 PM  
cdn1.screenrant.com

Calhoun would like a recount
 
2013-01-26 02:36:12 PM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-01-26 02:38:34 PM  
List Fails with no River Tam, she has SpecOps written all over those long legs...
 
2013-01-26 02:39:48 PM  

firesign: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]


Crazy as sh*t and cripplingly obsessed with Casper Van Dien?  That's combat ready!

If we're talking Verhoeven ladies, I'll stick with Officer Lewis.
 
2013-01-26 02:46:00 PM  
List fails without...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-26 02:55:01 PM  
really surprised was missing from list:

www.metroactive.com
 
2013-01-26 02:55:12 PM  
They booed Katee Sackhoff at the Comic Con? Damn, what a bunch of ingrates.

/her knees must've been too sharp
 
2013-01-26 02:57:12 PM  
also missing

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-26 02:57:19 PM  

fzumrk: Bill Paxton not Bill Pullman.


To-may-to, to-mah-to.

I still get them backwards all the time. I have no idea why.
 
2013-01-26 02:57:38 PM  
i.animecrazy.net

Just saying...
 
2013-01-26 03:02:12 PM  

dahmers love zombie: fzumrk: Bill Paxton not Bill Pullman.

I hear he's off...to Haiti.

/nothing is obscure on Fark


I'm going to stop trying to be whimsically ironic.
 
2013-01-26 03:05:24 PM  
Hmm, not all of those were military. Was disappointed at the lack of Commander Susan Ivanova.
 
2013-01-26 03:06:08 PM  

thamike: If we're talking Verhoeven ladies, I'll stick with Officer Lewis.


Verhoeven ladies, if they survive, are battle-hardened. They're usually beaten, shot, raped or otherwise brutalized. If a woman survives a Verhoeven movie, you have one tough biatch.
 
2013-01-26 03:06:52 PM  
Who needs a gun?

awoiaf.westeros.org

godardsletterboxes.files.wordpress.com

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Ok so that last one wasn't military.
 
2013-01-26 03:12:24 PM  

thamike: 10 broken, crazed individuals who don't belong anywhere near firearms (except for maybe Ripley...maybe)


Ripley has a severe case of PTSD and never touched a rifle before the midpoint of Aliens. She also has a skewed sense of priorities like going back for her cat. Lara Croft is the most sane of the group.
 
2013-01-26 03:13:45 PM  
Commander Shepard
 
2013-01-26 03:14:44 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: They booed Katee Sackhoff at the Comic Con?


Must've been 24 fans.
 
2013-01-26 03:14:56 PM  
Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."
 
2013-01-26 03:15:12 PM  

thamike: 7.

Whoever this is


You're farking kidding, right?
 
2013-01-26 03:15:46 PM  
cdn.hark.com
 
2013-01-26 03:17:32 PM  

Alphax: Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."


Better yet...

"Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me."
 
2013-01-26 03:18:04 PM  
How about the Green Ajah of Aes Sedai?
 
2013-01-26 03:18:43 PM  

WippitGuud: Alphax: Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."

Better yet...

"Only one human captain has ever survived battle with a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me. You are in front of me."


Delenn ended up a great military leader, but she is religious caste.
 
2013-01-26 03:18:57 PM  
No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"? No Aeryn Sun? No Sydney Bristow?
 
2013-01-26 03:19:13 PM  
And as someone mentioned on the site, Buffy Summers
 
2013-01-26 03:20:03 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-26 03:22:05 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?


I thought I was the only one who remembered that film. That movie was great, should have been a franchise. Well except the not making money part.

"Suck my dick."
 
2013-01-26 03:24:06 PM  
1-10: Any Sister of the Adepta Sororitas.
 
2013-01-26 03:30:06 PM  
img716.imageshack.us

Carter can kill with a P90 or a Ph.D.
 
2013-01-26 03:31:01 PM  
Hmm... Rhona Mitra's character in Doomsday.
 
2013-01-26 03:31:33 PM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


Heh, I just read that recently. I'm currently reading The Legion of the Damned series and there is a butt load of badass females in those stories.

List is weak.
 
2013-01-26 03:31:45 PM  

SamFlagg: [img716.imageshack.us image 430x455]

Carter can kill with a P90 or a Ph.D.


Or the sun...
 
2013-01-26 03:33:02 PM  

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: 1-10: Any Sister of the Adepta Sororitas.


Your 10 Sisters vs my 10 Callidus Assassins.


And throw in Kerrigan from Starcraft. I know a guy who converted a Calladus model into her Zerg-corrupted form and player her as a Tyranid hive queen...
 
2013-01-26 03:35:56 PM  
images.wikia.com

/just kidding
 
2013-01-26 03:37:42 PM  
Tank girl?

www.sci-fi-o-rama.com
 
2013-01-26 03:42:21 PM  

Alphax: Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."


Confirmed Survey 1. Upon arrival you will report for debriefing. And just one more thing, on your trip back I want you to take the time to learn the Babylon 5 mantra. Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God. And if this ever happens again Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out! Babylon control out.
 
2013-01-26 03:44:17 PM  

swankywanky: really surprised was missing from list:

[www.metroactive.com image 350x271]


Allen West's favorite movie!

"The president is the benefactor of a lot of information that came from waterboarding," West said on Fox News. "When you look at the precedent, non-state, non-uniform belligerents captured on the battlefield under the Geneva Convention are not afforded the same type of rights. We can make that determination."

"As the president, you need to do those things which are necessary to make sure that the American people are kept safe," the Republican congressman continued, adding, "and furthermore, in the movie 'G.I. Jane,' Demi Moore was waterboarded."

Link
 
2013-01-26 03:55:26 PM  
images.moviepostershop.com

My dad liked war movies. He had no idea.

www.wearysloth.com

Does being in the Judean People's Front count as military?
 
2013-01-26 04:14:31 PM  
Weren't the killer aliens in Alien female?

I want them on my side.
 
2013-01-26 04:18:47 PM  
No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?

I also object to the characterization of Scarlett and Lady Jaye as the "token females" of the GI Joe team. They're not as popular as the Baroness (mainly for cosplay reasons), but not even mentioning them by name is just plain sloppy writing.
 
2013-01-26 04:21:50 PM  
As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-26 04:28:47 PM  

jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez


List maker probably mistook her for a man ...
 
2013-01-26 04:29:47 PM  
i131.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 04:38:40 PM  

GRCooper: jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez

List maker probably mistook her for a man ...


Well, your mom made the same mistake with you.
 
2013-01-26 04:45:03 PM  

Ed Grubermann: GRCooper: jaytkay: As mentioned above, list needs more Vasquez

List maker probably mistook her for a man ...

Well, your mom made the same mistake with you.


Facepalm.jpg
 
2013-01-26 04:46:27 PM  
Needs more FemShep.

cache.g4tv.com
 
2013-01-26 04:50:27 PM  
*sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.
 
2013-01-26 05:04:18 PM  

texdent: thamike: 7.

Whoever this is

You're farking kidding, right?


...

What do you think?

Man, the internet has just gotten morose over the years.
 
2013-01-26 05:08:59 PM  
gee, by 'women' I thought they meant humans!
Agreed with many of the above, add GI Jane, the Matrix chick, Leia, and maybe even Hit Girl.
 
2013-01-26 05:16:50 PM  
www.joethepeacock.com
 
2013-01-26 05:17:04 PM  

Mugato: [images.wikia.com image 307x462]

/just kidding


Weaponized ennui?
 
2013-01-26 05:19:22 PM  
Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter.
 
2013-01-26 05:23:41 PM  
how about now?
 
2013-01-26 05:27:44 PM  
www.toptenz.net
(complicit in RatWar)
 
2013-01-26 05:31:33 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.


Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...
 
2013-01-26 05:51:06 PM  
A big chunk of those women aren't even military. Lara Croft may be a badass, but she's just a treasure hunter, not even an agent for some ill-defined and possibly non-existent government agency..
 
2013-01-26 05:53:28 PM  
Sarah Walker
Sam Carter
Susan Ivanova
 
2013-01-26 06:04:55 PM  
No Ziva David?
 
2013-01-26 06:24:14 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...


Translation;

I'm writing a manuscript, so I came up with a quick list knowing Farkers would write the rest for me

/I keed
 
2013-01-26 06:33:39 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-26 06:42:15 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population.


Skaffen-Amtiskaw was a chick?
 
2013-01-26 06:42:19 PM  

Mugato: Galileo's Daughter: No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?

I thought I was the only one who remembered that film. That movie was great, should have been a franchise. Well except the not making money part.

"Suck my dick."


Loved it. She had two great lines: one, after her daughter asks if they are going to die, she replies, "No, sweetheart. They are." And the other, to the film's villain: "You're going to die screaming."
 
2013-01-26 06:42:54 PM  

digitalrain: No Ziva David?


Oooh, good call, that.

I'll say this: I like the Ziva episodes better than the Kate episodes.

It might be a tad unfair, considering that Kate wasn't around the show for too long, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
 
2013-01-26 06:47:08 PM  

Mugato: thamike: 10 broken, crazed individuals who don't belong anywhere near firearms (except for maybe Ripley...maybe)

Ripley has a severe case of PTSD and never touched a rifle before the midpoint of Aliens. She also has a skewed sense of priorities like going back for her cat. Lara Croft is the most sane of the group.


For that matter Sigourney Weaver absolutely hates firearms and they had to twist her arm to get her to run around with the M41A pulse rifle.

//yeah I know it was really a Thompson and SPAS12 combined...
 
2013-01-26 06:48:05 PM  
rindastartrekds9.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-26 06:54:27 PM  
What the fark is wrong with you, internet?

1mestadelsbilder.files.wordpress.com

2 www.sliverofice.com

3encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

4www.bbc.co.uk

63.bp.blogspot.com

7images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-26 07:02:32 PM  
List fails without Sydney Bristow and Sarah Walker.
 
2013-01-26 07:03:19 PM  
Also, Queen from Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team books (no they aren't well written, but Zelda's a bad-ass)
 
2013-01-26 07:43:44 PM  

Alphax: Susan Ivanova: "Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me."


I came here to say this. List is fail without God's Vengeance Hand/Boot.
 
2013-01-26 07:45:16 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...


is that how it works? i thought If everyone is doing the same thing you have to compete with everyone. but If you have a niche, you have fewer people to compete with, you become known as the 'go to' person, the expert, worth more.

is there really no hope?
 
2013-01-26 08:02:00 PM  
www.netbrawl.com
 
2013-01-26 08:08:24 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.


media.npr.org
Nobody loves Haramid-sol (since neither the list or the comments are military-specific, only women who fight), because the setting is more appropriate to Rudy Valentino fantasies than Errol Flynn fantasies -- and Rudy Valentino fantasies are passe; as evidenced by....

d.gr-assets.com
except that nobody loves Aerin because nobody's allowed to read the book because Aerin had two men and screwed one of them before being married to him

upload.wikimedia.org
Nobody loves the Renunciates of Darkover because they're Real Lesbians... who managed to get that way because a man sexually abused them when they were very very young, not because they were born that way (and y'all know exactly which character I'm talking about)

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.
/hot
 
2013-01-26 08:13:31 PM  
then there's this biatch


www.paperbackfantasies.jjelmquist.com

fk not with The Star Commander
 
2013-01-26 08:22:01 PM  
c2.bibtopia.com

Braxi and Azea's spiritual distant-cousin, After The Fall. I don't think anyone's read this book but me, but it will make a reader see rape (and in particular rape of a man) in a different light. Hopefully. Too bad she never got to finish the series, though of what I remember of the book, there may not have been anything more to say philosophically.

/laughed my ass off at the may-december gender reversals
//then pondered it
///definitely the anti-twilight of literature intended for women
 
2013-01-26 08:26:20 PM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


I like the cut of your jib, sailor. That was a glaring omission.


Also, no love for Friday/Marjorie Baldwin from Heinlein's "Friday"? Brains and sexiness over brawn and firepower.
 
2013-01-26 08:33:14 PM  

Mugato: Mmm, Shawnee Smith

[shawneesmith.org image 638x800]

On the Aliens tip I'd pick Vasquez over Ripley. She had more training and a bigger gun. Sure she died but it's not like she went out like a biatch like Bill Pullman.

[t2.gstatic.com image 256x132]


She went through a horrific blonde short-haired mommy phase a while ago but thankfully she went back to her long dark hair.
 
2013-01-26 08:36:09 PM  
ExperianScaresCthulhu:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.

Are you referring to Tovera? I've read all the books, and this is the first time I've heard a reference to a transexual in the series.

At any rate, I thought of mentioning her earlier, and she's best as a package deal with Tovera.
 
2013-01-26 08:45:01 PM  
Sonya Blade?
 
2013-01-26 08:51:26 PM  

LesserEvil: ExperianScaresCthulhu:

[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 320x235]
Ms. Mundy is ready to take care of business, any time, any where, if some ass needs kickin'. She can even probably recruit a certain popular transexual who'd be willing to do intelligence duty for the right cause.

Are you referring to Tovera? I've read all the books, and this is the first time I've heard a reference to a transexual in the series.

At any rate, I thought of mentioning her earlier, and she's best as a package deal with Tovera.


Nah man, not Tovera, though I know who that is. The transformer actress in Some Golden Harbor. Tripped me out that Drake would make a transformer someone who influences the plot. That never happens.

The transformer is not pure of purpose or a 'good guy', which does happen. But a contact is a contact, and you use your resources as you can. (See also, the Bagwells, Kellermans and Mahones of the world)

/yeah, I'm on a Prison Break marathon
//if I'm misremembering the book, my bad. it's been a while
 
2013-01-26 09:00:05 PM  

jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?

I also object to the characterization of Scarlett and Lady Jaye as the "token females" of the GI Joe team. They're not as popular as the Baroness (mainly for cosplay reasons), but not even mentioning them by name is just plain sloppy writing.


Easy, breezy, beautiful

www.yojoe.com
Cover Girl

(I'd only heard of Cover Girl from my brothers. She *never* appeared at the toy stores, and I searched loooong and hard as a kid. Could always find Baroness. Then Scarlett. Lady Jaye didn't appear in toy stores either, but Cover Girl might as well have been an urban myth, in my parts.)
 
2013-01-26 09:00:44 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: *sigh* Yet another list where 'fictional' is used as a synonym for 'on TV or in Movies, because we can't be bothered to read books anymore'.

Not that there's anything really *wrong* with the list, but it is woefully incomplete. I believe someone has already mentioned Honor Harrington. I would add Lady Cordelia Vorkosigan, and any Heinlein heroine - Friday, Mary Cavanaugh, Hazel Stone, Star, Caroline Mishiyeni (sp?), D.T. Burroughs-Carter, Hilda, Carmen Ibanez (but not Dizzy Flores - in the original, Diz was male) - I can go on and on. Or Jim Butcher's Lt. Karrin Murphy, and Amara of Calderon. And oh! so many more.

Celebrate the ladies on the list, by all means - they are worthy of it. But please don't blinder yourself to the wonders of print.

Here's the thing: I'm currently working on a manuscript about science fiction "heroes," and I realized that if I have any hope in hell of selling this thing, I would need to relegate myself to TV shows. I stated so in the introduction, mostly because TV is accessible to almost everyone, and that the shows allow for greater character development. Believe me, writing about Use of Weapons is only going to draw a small iota of the population. Putting something in there about Firefly or Star Trek, though...

is that how it works? i thought If everyone is doing the same thing you have to compete with everyone. but If you have a niche, you have fewer people to compete with, you become known as the 'go to' person, the expert, worth more.

is there really no hope?


No, there isn't, not if I want a manuscript that an agent will pick up. Sure, I could write about any number of sci fi novels, but no one would touch it; there would be no mainstream appeal. I could always self-publsh, but I've always viewed people who self-publish and then call themselves writers as some of the most depressing people on the planet.
 
2013-01-26 09:04:14 PM  

Mugato: Galileo's Daughter: No Geena Davis from "The Long Kiss Goodnight"?

I thought I was the only one who remembered that film. That movie was great, should have been a franchise. Well except the not making money part.

"Suck my dick."


The Long Kiss Goodnight is that movie everybody in the hood has seen, and loves, but it was supposed to be a failure. You two are right, some great lines in that movie. And Geena was gorgeous and deadly as both of her two personalities. I don't understand why it never made money, either.

Maybe it needed to be on cable tv a million times a day to earn its rightful place.
 
2013-01-26 09:19:54 PM  
List fails with no Jane Sagan.
 
2013-01-26 09:43:17 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Now that's badass.
 
2013-01-26 09:51:28 PM  

jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?


Good point, but Red Alert I's Tanya was way more badass than Kari Whurer.  Not as much of a looker, but way tougher.
/ Kari Whurer did a better Tanya than Jenny McCarthy though.
// Red Alert 3's british chick was pretty awesome though.
www.cncgames.com
 
2013-01-26 10:21:32 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x224]

Now that's badass.


One of my favorite girls in the world and I didn't think of her.
 
2013-01-26 10:53:01 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: jdjoker: No Tanya (Kari Wuhrer) from the Red Alert series?

I also object to the characterization of Scarlett and Lady Jaye as the "token females" of the GI Joe team. They're not as popular as the Baroness (mainly for cosplay reasons), but not even mentioning them by name is just plain sloppy writing.

Easy, breezy, beautiful

[www.yojoe.com image 481x613]
Cover Girl

(I'd only heard of Cover Girl from my brothers. She *never* appeared at the toy stores, and I searched loooong and hard as a kid. Could always find Baroness. Then Scarlett. Lady Jaye didn't appear in toy stores either, but Cover Girl might as well have been an urban myth, in my parts.)



I had her. Cover Girl was never sold as a loose figure, you got her with the Wolverine Tank, which was a fairly rare GI Joe vehicle. There's probably about half of the GI Joe figures that were only available as vehicle drivers/pilots.

i903.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-26 11:29:53 PM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


Yeppers - came to see this, leaving very satisfied
 
2013-01-26 11:41:26 PM  
All these posts and no mention of Kerrigan. Bad Assed Ghost before she became Queen of Blades.
 
2013-01-27 12:01:40 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

The Mord Sith, a group of ladies you would rather having fighting with you not against
 
2013-01-27 12:08:41 AM  
Meryl Silverburg?
 
2013-01-27 12:27:58 AM  
I can't argue with Sarah Connor as #1 (though I would have understood if she was demoted for being mentally unstable), but I do think Vasquez and Major Kira are big oversights.
 
2013-01-27 12:50:42 AM  
eh, starbuck was the hero but struck me as more whiney than badass.

25.media.tumblr.com
had some questionable morals but was considerably more badass
 
2013-01-27 12:55:39 AM  
No Jenette Vasquez?  No Ziva David?  No Aeryn Sun?

List is a total FAIL.
 
2013-01-27 12:57:58 AM  

Yakivegas: Paksenarrion Dorthansdotter.


Nice. I like Elizabeth Moon's work.
 
2013-01-27 01:00:17 AM  

Not_Todd: List fails with no Jane Sagan.


+1 Internets for Scalzi.
 
2013-01-27 01:00:22 AM  

texdent: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x354]

The Mord Sith, a group of ladies you would rather having fighting with you not against


That's one group of severely traumatized women.. their training is the stuff of nightmares.
 
2013-01-27 01:08:54 AM  

texdent: How about the Green Ajah of Aes Sedai?


I'd take any Far Dareis Mai over an Aes Sedai for badassery.
 
2013-01-27 01:30:36 AM  
cloud1.lbox.me

These two alone are worth an entire battalion and they're only sixteen.
 
2013-01-27 02:36:01 AM  
If S.W.O.R.D. counts I'd go with Abigail Brand. If not I'd settle for Captain (formerly Ms.) Marvel.
 
2013-01-27 04:43:01 AM  
List fails without Martha Washington from Frank Miller's old Martha Washington Goes to War series.
 
2013-01-27 07:58:27 AM  
There seriously aren't enough shouts for femShep in this here thread! Hell, I'd take pretty much any of the girls from Mass Effect, especially Jack. And I'd want Starbuck at my side in a fight for sure.

That being said; "Hey Vasquez, have you ever been mistaken for a man?"
 
2013-01-27 11:20:36 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: eh, starbuck was the hero but struck me as more whiney than badass.

[25.media.tumblr.com image 458x330]
had some questionable morals but was considerably more badass


Is there any character she plays who isn't a badass?
 
2013-01-27 11:38:47 AM  

texdent: And as someone mentioned on the site, Buffy Summers


Strictly speaking, is Buffy, Faith or Willow the most Badass?
I'd lean towards willow, because I've had a crush on her for ages.
 
2013-01-27 11:42:13 AM  

SamFlagg: Carter


Or a star and a stargate hooked up to another near a black hole.

Let's see all those other bints on that list do *THAT*.
 
2013-01-27 12:03:12 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: texdent: And as someone mentioned on the site, Buffy Summers

Strictly speaking, is Buffy, Faith or Willow the most Badass?
I'd lean towards willow, because I've had a crush on her for ages.


Willow may have the most power but if she's good she's not going to fight in your army and if she's evil you don't want her. Faith is a badass but I have to give it to Buffy for one reason, the episode where Cordelia made a wish that Buffy never came to Sunnydale. When she finally showed up in the episode and she was all beaten up and had no hope but was still fighting on. That is a badass soldier fighting the good fight because she has to.
 
2013-01-27 01:11:28 PM  

therecksays: Uchiha_Cycliste: texdent: And as someone mentioned on the site, Buffy Summers

Strictly speaking, is Buffy, Faith or Willow the most Badass?
I'd lean towards willow, because I've had a crush on her for ages.

Willow may have the most power but if she's good she's not going to fight in your army and if she's evil you don't want her. Faith is a badass but I have to give it to Buffy for one reason, the episode where Cordelia made a wish that Buffy never came to Sunnydale. When she finally showed up in the episode and she was all beaten up and had no hope but was still fighting on. That is a badass soldier fighting the good fight because she has to.


I can't argue with any part of this analysis. Good call.
So instead I present: i451.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-27 04:29:58 PM  
came for the Martha Washington mention. left with the awesome Halo Jones mention too.

/Kusanagi would be #1 on my list
//followed by Battle Angel Alita at #7 or so
 
2013-01-27 07:58:07 PM  
No mention?
img825.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-27 08:45:49 PM  

Mugato: thamike: 10 broken, crazed individuals who don't belong anywhere near firearms (except for maybe Ripley...maybe)

Ripley has a severe case of PTSD and never touched a rifle before the midpoint of Aliens. She also has a skewed sense of priorities like going back for her cat. Lara Croft is the most sane of the group.


Uh, no. The Major beats even Lara Croft out.
 
2013-01-28 02:44:57 AM  
openwalls.com

120 comments in and I'm the first to mention Lt. Colonel MacKenzie?
 
2013-01-28 05:31:36 AM  

My_Other_Handle_Is_Taken: [openwalls.com image 600x375]

120 comments in and I'm the first to mention Lt. Colonel MacKenzie?


Never follow a Scientologist into battle, no matter the tits.
 
2013-01-28 09:41:39 AM  
jmount43.files.wordpress.com

Sure she's been mentioned four or five times, but she should be, because she's just too bad.
 
2013-01-28 11:02:01 AM  
Anyone mention Osira'h from "The Saga of Seven Suns"?

She may be a little girl, but she is pretty badass.
 
2013-01-28 11:20:10 AM  

LesserEvil: List fails without...

[i.imgur.com image 296x323]


DAMN STRAIGHT!

/Want's to be adopted by a treecat...
 
2013-01-29 04:34:03 AM  
no love for Emma Peel?
 
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