As these things often do, this list began life as part of a conversation on Twitter and it just kinda snowballed from there (also as these things often do). So, without further ado…
1. Kitty Pryde
Kitty’s mutant power allows her to walk through walls. But, she doesn’t need any special powers to walk into my heart.
2. Amy Pond
Redhead. Scottish. Shut up.
3. Stephanie Brown
I stand by my belief that, unless otherwise stated in the text, all fictional college students are at least 18 years old.
4. Kaywinnit Lee “Kaylee” Frye
Kaylee: “Wash, tell me I’m pretty.”
Wash: “Were I unwed, I would take you in a manly fashion.”
Kaylee: “Cuz I’m pretty?”
Wash: “Cuz you’re pretty.”
5. Veronica Mars
Intelligent. Tough. And frequently emotionally unavailable. Yup, right in my wheelhouse.
6. Rory Gilmore
Rory’s smart. She’s neurotic. She’s addicted to caffeine. ‘Nuff said.
7. Barbara Gordon
More than anything else, I may be most concerned that two (yes, two) characters on this list have been (or are) Batgirl.
8. Winifred “Fred” Burkle
Okay, okay…so I have a big wheelhouse. It has many rooms.
9. Marion Ravenwood
Marion. Ravenwood. Have you seen Raiders of the Lost Ark?
10. Jaina Solo
Jedi. Pilot. Plus her parents are Han Solo and Princess Leia.