Five Web Series Characters Who Overturn The Feminine Trope
Power. Those who have it shall conquer the world. However, in the world of avenging, where superheroes are being cherished in a more progressive way, the most fearless female characters on Web series are the most laudable ones. If you consider it, the world only needs badass female leads in the revolutionary male-dominated superhero world – with or without supernatural power.
To celebrate women’s dominance in the medium, today we take you through 5 such powerful women from the web series world who are strong, unapologetic, modern and relatable. And, yes, the only superpower they possess is the attitude to uplift the game for ladies everywhere!
Cross your heart and grace, isn’t she your favourite one? Maisie Williams plays the youngest (alive so far) of Stark and boy does she do justice to the role. She knows how to always get her way.
Game of Thrones last season premieres from April 14, 2019, and the trailer, indeed, got us hooked. But the most amazing capture from the trailer was Arya Stark’s reaction when saw a dragon taking a flying stroll through Winterfell. For most people — at least normal characters on the show — seeing a dragon for the first time could be implausible but Arya simply does not go by the tag of normalcy, isn’t it? She looked it up on the sky and smirked! How badass!
Just give Arya one dragon to ride, already!
For those of you who do not follow the show (extensively judging you tbh), looking back at her character, Arya has evolved to be the strongest and fearless woman over many deaths and bloody floors. From a little girl in love with swords, watching her father die in front of her eyes to becoming a warrior who slays every time she appears on the screen, the scope of her powers is to seemingly become anybody whenever she wants with zero repercussions. Not guilty for putting up her name first here!
After Kevin Spacey‘s exit from House of Cards, it is all about Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the lead. But it would be absolutely unfair to say that Wright took the charge of the series only after Spacey’s termination. No, sir! Over the entire run of the show, she single-handedly defined the role as a powerful wife of the Congressman-cum-President.
In fact, without Claire Underwood there’d be no Frank Underwood to begin with.
She helped him, healed him on the way to reach the sky with her political tactics and strong will to rule the world. She has an appetite for taking a complete command, her presence is becoming more visible each day, surpassing her husband’s predilection for power and revenge at all costs. Her way to desiring more than a statuesque wife, becoming vice president and finally reigning the Presidential chair, is what real women look forward to becoming someday.
A slow-paced series with the most eligible doctor of 1700s. Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser (complicated, I know!) is a WWII nurse who falls back in time to the late 1700s. Her way of adjusting to the male dominating world that knows only violence is quick-witted and resourceful. The fresh portrayal of a strong woman trapped centuries away from her husband is a must-watch.
She is arrogant, educated and bold. She uses her knowledge of medicine, makes herself a valuable resource for Scottish soldiers, and if that’s not going to keep you around for more than what will?
Claire is also not afraid to express her sexual desires, worries nothing and no high command. One of the phrases she uses while having sex with her husband, notes: “Then I beat you half to death and tell ye all the most humiliating things have ever happened to me, and you say ye love me.” How can you not love her!
Praised Be, as I am about to articulate one of the most indomitable, stronger characters on the web series in present days (pardon my humour!). The narrator and protagonist of The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred (played by Elisabeth Moss) is trapped in a body of a Handmaid. This series depicts her willingness to not give up and fight back, again and again, until she succeeds.
The storyline itself is cringe-worthy. Where fertile women are forced to bear children for elite, barren couples. Tagged as Handmaids, these women are raped, assaulted and forcefully obedient of all the unnatural things take place in Gilead, the country formerly known as the United States of America. As the Commander owns them, calling the entire female race ‘the weaker gender,’ but fails to dominate Offred’s soul.
Wearing the signature coloured red suit, Handmaid Offred’s story will empower you. Plus, killer performances by women. Offred was quoted: “We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability?”
It is adapted from the feminist author Margaret Atwood dystopian novel.
She is broken yet firm. Krysten Ritter plays the anti-hero. She is powerful, interestingly flawed and often reluctant to give a flying damn to people around her. Jessica is fresh and the much needed hero the world deserves. While all superheros are labelled flawless, Jessica is ass-kicking, alcoholic but yet a “strong female character.”
Not a token female, Jessica is a cynical person who solves crime in her surroundings. What attracts me the most about her is that even though she is weird in her own way, she never fails to help people in need. More than once she risked her life to save others. What does that tell ya! Do we need a superhero in a cape or just Jessica with a bottle full of attitude to sort things out until she kills or be killed?
She knows no emotions and is a truly damaged person. She is a rape victim, a laboratory experiment and traumatic fellow. But that damaged woman would do anything in her power to make things right. Can’t stress this enough. this flawed protagonist is my favourite on this list.
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