Heroes: the All-star list

The cover of 'Lioness Rampant' by Tamora Pierce
I love the new 'Song of the Lioness' covers.

I recently wrote a review where I lamented the lack of gutsy heroes in young adult urban fantasy, the kind of heroes who don’t pull punches and may just do something bad in order to do something good. That got me to thinking about which heroes, in books, film, television or games, I thought should make the cut. Here’s my list.

Books
Alanna of Trebond, The Song of the Lioness
Anita Blake (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter)
Jane Eyre

Film
Ellen Ripley (Alien)

Television
John Crichton (Farscape)
Kenzi (Lost Girl)
Dyson (Lost Girl)
Ambassador K’Ehleyr (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Games
Commander Shepherd (Mass Effect)
Sith Inquisitor (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

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