Saturday, April 16, 2011

THE AWESOME FICTIONAL FEMALE CHARACTERS

Posted by Edwig O' Nguik at 16:35:00
1. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter Series

Most of you must have agreed with me if I say Hermione is strong and awesome, and of course I should put her as first on the list because she is my thesis subject and I praise her to the max in my thesis, so it will be kind of betrayal if I didn’t put her as 1st. Haha. Anyway, I didn’t really adore Hermione since the first and second and third time reading Harry Potter. She’s just a sidekick for me, just like Ron. However, when I did my research, and read Harry Potter series for the-let’s-say-10th time, I just found out that she’s not only smart but she’s brilliant, not only strong but she’s magnificent! I can’t mention all her valuable qualities because it’s 70 pages length (actually more if my mentor let me to put them all, unfortunately she didn’t let me to do that :p) and you can read my thesis if you want to know why she can be that awesome (which of course, if you really have nothing to do hahaha).


2. Adele Blanc-Sec from The Extraordinary Adventure of Adele Blanc-Sec

Really, such a cool mademoiselle! She’s pretty, I like the way she smiles, stares, and commands! She's fierce, but kind-hearted, she's tough, but delicate. I dunno why but I'm really bewitched by this character, the way she rides a pterodactyl! Way too brave, I mean, she just does it easily, without fear at all, to that huge monstrous beast! She's a real feminist! She doesn't need man to do anything, she even controls men to do what she wants. She really doesn't afraid of anything, when she's about to steal the mummy, she's the only woman there, for Ramses sake! Yet she manages to escape when it seems impossible, by using her charm! She can be a digger, a hunter, but also a lady. She can intimidate people, dominate, yet enchant! Also, I really like her humor!


3. Amelia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries series

This is a real princess! Her full name is Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. Okay, at first, you can see that she's still selfish, she just wants to be a princess because her father will donate a lot of money for Greenpeace. Yet, we can find that behind her selfishness, she always cares about others. I like when she places thousands of snails to eat poisonous algae under the Monaco's seas. I like when she insists to place the parking meters in Genovia because she just cares to the infrastructure of Genovia. Although sometimes, she's too exaggerating her problems, tee-hee. Still, she really a green fighter! She writes essays about trees, does actions to save poor animals like dolphins, determines herself to join Greenpeace to save whales! She campaigns about meat industries, protests fashion industries that use animal furs for its clothes, and uses her power to do anything good for nature. Not only that, she also asks for the world starvation to be vanished as her birthday wish. You rock, Princess Mia! She overcomes her problems with a true princess' qualities. Really a Princess Charming!


4. Yvaine from Stardust

I love Yvaine! So much! Haha. She's fierce, too like Adele, but actually her heart is pure and soft. Her story with Tristan is really romantic, that's why I love the movie so much. I like when Yvaine confesses her love to Tristan when he turns into a rat. Yvaine thinks Tristan can't understand her, so she just blabbers her feeling without realizing that Tristan hears it all. She says this:

"You know when I said I knew Iittle about Iove? Well, that wasn't true. I know a Iot about Iove. I've seen it. I've seen centuries and centuries of it. And it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain and Iies. Hate. Made me want to turn away and never Iook down again. But to see the way that mankind Ioves. I mean, you could search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So, yes, I know that Iove is unconditional. But I also know it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable, and, well, strangely easy to mistake for Ioathing. And what I'm trying to say, Tristan, is I think I Iove you. My heart, it feels Iike my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn't belong to me anymore. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange. No gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you Iove me, too. Just your heart in exchange for mine."

What makes it romantic is because, they really have passed the adventures together, the matter of death and life, how Tristan saves her, and not because of 'love at first sight' and it's sweet, really, because they keep arguing and debating at first. That's sweet because Tristan thinks he loves Victoria, but in fact, "her true love is in front of his eyes". My most favorite part is when Yvaine's shining. She's a star, so she will shine when she's happy. Guess what? She shines the brightest when she's with Tristan. So bright. In the end, when they are about to be killed by the witch, Yvaine saves their life by hugging Tristan and saying, "Shine". The way she says it, with smile that we can see as coming from her heart. Adorable, really, that love is powerful.


5. Fleur Delacour from Harry Potter series

Her full name is Fleur Isabelle Delacour, she's a French. I've liked Fleur since the first time Ron likes her. I can see it in my mind that she must be really gorgeous. She must be unimaginably beautiful with that veela-blood inside. She is also smart and skillful enough to be one of the Triwizard Champions. Apparently, she's in love with Bill, and she moves to England to work in Gringgots and "polish her English". We can see that she really loves Bill, doesn't she? But I turned from 'like' to 'love', when Bill's bitten by Fenrir Greyback. Mrs. Weasley (and maybe everyone) thinks the wedding will be canceled because why for Veela sake Fleur wants to continue it? Bill's face is awful! But what does she say? She says, "You thought I would not wish to marry him? Or perhaps, you hoped?” said Fleur, her nostrils flaring. “What do I care how he looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I think! All these scars show is that my husband is brave! And I shall do that!” she added fiercely, pushing Mrs. Weasley aside and snatching the ointment from her." OMG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH FLEUR! I really cried when I read this, haha. Then, when the wedding is held, this quote is awesomely sweet! 

"Fleur was wearing a very simple white dress and seemed to be emitting a strong, silvery glow. While her radiance usually dimmed everyone else by comparison, today it beautified everybody it fell upon. Ginny and Gabrielle, both wearing golden dresses, looked even prettier than usual and once Fleur had reached for him, Bill did not look as though he had ever met Fenrir Greyback."

I like the way Fleur loves Bill, really unconditional, despite Bill's wounded face. She's also sincere towards Weasley family, although at first they don't really like her. What I like the most is when she innocently says, "I'm good looking enough for both of us", hahaha. So she's beautiful, smart, brave, loyal, and kind! What a perfect woman! ^^


6. Eowyn from Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Nah! This one is also my super-favorite character! An awesome female character who really amazes me. I've loved her since 6 years ago in Return of the King. She's the reason why I love the third sequel so much, because she presents the most adorable scene there! Remember when there is a final battle? The men go to fight and the women stay to be safe. But without anyone knows, Eowyn wears the armor and takes Pippin with her to go to battle field. When the Witchking almost kills her uncle, King of Rohan, Eowyn stands between them to protect her uncle and draws her sword. The Witchking says, "Feast on his flesh." and Eowyn says, "I will kill you if you touch him.", then the Witchking says in his arrogance, "No man can kill me.", because there is really, no one ever be able to kill him, and Eowyn, opens her helmet while saying, "I am no man." and DASH! She kills him! COOL isn't it? She's really cool! I adore her to the max, I am no man, yeah because actually she is woman right, hahahaha. It's genius! I'm also happy that she lives happily ever after with Faramir, he is handsome, tho. Better than with Aragorn, just let Aragorn be with Arwen, because Eowyn deserves someone really loves her! Hoho.


7. Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter series

Yes I love Ginevra Molly Weasley, because she's been loving Harry since first they meet, since she's 10 y.o and Harry is 11 y.o! What a young love haha. But it endures for years and forever. Amazing, isn't it? I like when in the second book, Ginny's too shy to talk and see Harry, and the fact that she devotes her feeling to the Tom Riddle diary until she almost becomes a victim. All is only because she loves Harry. Until in the fifth book, she still loves Harry, only she changes and relaxes herself, she dates other guys, but her heart is still for Harry. And Voila! In the sixth book, Harry loves Ginny back and it ends in a marriage and lasts forever. Although I don't like the way Ginny kisses many guys, but then, we can see that she loves Harry so much. She understand what burden Harry should bear and she doesn't complain. She's also awesome, with that Bat-Bogey Hex and her ability in Quidditch. She's also so funny, she always makes Harry laugh. What do you need beside a woman who can make you laugh?


8. Hannah Asgeirsson in Journey to the Center of the Earth

She's really a cool mountain guide! I love her so much! Together with Sean and Trevor, they do the journey to the center of the earth, accidentally actually. Then through the journey we can say that she saves their life the most, even Trevor looks like an idiot beside her haha, but still, I still love that character played by Brendan Fraser. Anyway. Then, the coolest part is when Trevor and Sean have to cross the geyser and Hannah comes by rowing the skull of a T-rex! She's really a fabulous woman in her own way!


P.S I'll continue my list after finding other great characters! :)

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