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Finn Solomon
2009-05-29, 11:50 AM
Hey everybody. I've participated in and generally liked the voting threads that have been popping up recently. I thought I'd try something similar, but different this time with knockout rounds to determine the best fictional female character of all time. Why? Well because a woman is a glamorous wonderful exotic creature of exciting mystery and we are all the better for having them in our lives. Mostly. Voting for heroes is well and good, but they do tend to be male. So let's shine a spotlight on the double X chromosome carriers and see who emerges as the grand champion!

Ground rules:

- Every character nominated must be fictional, or a fictionalised version of a real world woman. (For example merely naming Queen Elizabeth doesn't count, but Queen Elizabeth as played by Cate Blanchett will)

- Nominate them in from anywhere. Story, film, TV, cartoon, anime, webcomic, I don't care.

- Non-humans are fine, as long as they have recognisable female qualities. (Mother Wolf from The Jungle Book springs to mind)

- Due to increased interest, I will accept 160 nominations. The reason being a permutation of 4 is needed for the knockout rounds.

- After 160 nominations have been collected, I will close the nominations and begin randomly dividing our girls into pairs, through an intricate process known as "drawing names out of a hat".

- We shall then vote the winner of each pair, and knock out the loser until one girl will emerge as champion and reigning Queen of the playground. I'd like to write short descriptions of each "fight" if I may, Inquest Gamer/WWWF Grudge Match style, just for fun. Everyone else is also welcome to join in.

- Vote for the girl you like best, not just who'd win in a fight.

I'll start things off by nominating eight girls. I would appreciate it if you guys followed the same style I used in your own nominations. (Name followed by source in brackets) Please don't nominate a character that has already been nominated.

Nominations so far:

1. Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower)
2. Death (Sandman)
3. Tuip O' Hare (Preacher)
4. River Tam (Firefly)
5. Lina Inverse (The Slayers)
6. Trinity (The Matrix)
7. Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
8. Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)
9. Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
10. Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
11. Amaterasu (Okami)
12. Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
13. Honor Harrington (Honorverse)
14. Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness)
15. Michelle Dessler (24)
16. The Queen (Hazards of Love)
17. Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
18. Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)
19. Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines)
20. Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
21. Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
22. Fuchsia (Sinfest)
23. Temperance Brennan (Bones)
24. Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
25. Samus Aran (Metroid)
26. Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
27. Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
28. Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
29. Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
30. C.C. (Code Geass)
31. Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
32. Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)
33. Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
34. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
35. Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
36. Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
37. Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
38. Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
39. Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
40. Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
41. Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
42. Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
43. Ziva David (Navy CIS)
44. Sam Carter (Stargate)
45. Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)
46. Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
47. Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
48. Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
49. Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)
50. Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
51. Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
52. Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
53. Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
54. Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
55. Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
56. Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
57. Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
58. Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
59. Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
60. Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles, the game, not the anime)
61. Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)
62. Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
63. Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
64. GLaDOS (Portal)
65. SHODAN (System Shock)
66. Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
67. EVE (WALL-E)
68. Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
69. Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
70. Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
71. Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))
72. Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
73. Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
74. Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
75. Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga)
76. Balsa (Seirei No Moributo)
77. Circe (Greek mythology)
78. San (Princess Mononoke)
79. Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
80. Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)
81. Celia (OOTS)
82. Horo (spice and wolf)
83. Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)
84. Etna (Disgaea)
85. Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
86. Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)
87. The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)
88. Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)
89. Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)
90. Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
91. Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
92. Coraline (Coraline)
93. Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)
94. Bethany (Dogma)
95. Emma Peel (Avengers)
96. Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
97. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
98. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
99. Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
100. Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
101. Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)
102. Secret (Keychain of Creation)
103. Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
104. Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)
105. Jessica Atreides (Dune)
106. Chani (Dune)
107. Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga)
108. Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series)
109. Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)
110. Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)
111. Sara Connor (terminator series)
112. Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
113. Molly Hayes (Runaways)
114. Nico Minoru (Runaways)
115. Klara Prast (Runaways)
116. Karolina Dean (Runaways)
117. Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
118. Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
119. Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)
120. Emma Frost (X-Men)
121. Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
122. Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
123. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
124. Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)
125. Leela (Doctor Who)
126. Elphaba (The Wicked Series)
127. G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)
128. Monica (Dark Chronicle)
129. Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
130. Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
131. Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III)
132. Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)
133. Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
134. Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
135. Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)
136. Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever)
137. Camille from the James Bond move Quantum of Solace
138. Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
139. Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
140. Yoko (Gurren Lagann)
141. Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series)
142. Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
143. Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)
144. Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
145. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
146. Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)
147. Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)
148. Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
149. Queen Bavmorda (Willow)
150. Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
151. Mother Gaia (If you consider Gaia a fictional goddess)
152. Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)
153. Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)
154. Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9)
155. Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
156. Wonder Woman (DC)
157. Snow White (Fables)
158. Captain Janeway (Star Trek)
159. Joan of Arc (Clone High)
160. Kim Possible (Kim Possible)

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 12:12 PM
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

The Glyphstone
2009-05-29, 12:14 PM
Honor Harrington (Honorverse)

13_CBS
2009-05-29, 12:19 PM
Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness)

Silent Hunter
2009-05-29, 12:21 PM
Michelle Dessler (24)

Tamburlaine
2009-05-29, 12:21 PM
A music nomination?
The (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHrMkPol_6o) Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpltQ5S4xxc) (Hazards of Love)

Also: Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency), Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials), Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines).

Eldan
2009-05-29, 12:23 PM
Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Tiger Duck
2009-05-29, 12:51 PM
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Fuchsia (Sinfest)
Temperance Brennan (Bones)

Assassin89
2009-05-29, 01:00 PM
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Mando Knight
2009-05-29, 01:18 PM
Dammit. My best picks are already nominated. :smalltongue:

...except
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
C.C. (Code Geass)

Tengu_temp
2009-05-29, 01:26 PM
Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)
Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

I was tempted to add half the cast of Nanoha, but that'd be too much so I just went with my most favorite characters and left the rest for the other fans of the series.

Berserk Monk
2009-05-29, 01:31 PM
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Athaniar
2009-05-29, 01:32 PM
Ten Primary Choices:
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Sam Carter (Stargate)
Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)
Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)

Seven Secondary Choices (depending on what eventual limits may be):
Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
Alexstrasza (Warcraft)

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 01:34 PM
Which ones was it you had wanted to nominate, Mando?

Also since others seem to have nominated more than four characters i have a few more i consider worthy of a nomination.

Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles, the game, not the anime)
Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)

chiasaur11
2009-05-29, 01:41 PM
Well, looks like I have some slack to pick up for, at least in individuals worthy of nomination. (Yes, I vote out of obligation as much as personal preference):

Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
GLaDOS (Portal)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
EVE (WALL-E)

Aidan305
2009-05-29, 01:44 PM
Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))

Tengu_temp
2009-05-29, 01:51 PM
GLaDOS (Discworld)


I don't think so.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 01:52 PM
Xavius, can you trim your list? Seventeen nominations out of a total of 72 in a single post is just to take up too large a percentage of the possible nominations at once.

Also the name is Susan Sto Helit and not Susan Death, Aidan. Not a major thing, just kinda silly to have a character represented with the wrong name.

Flame of Anor
2009-05-29, 02:03 PM
Ha ha ha, Discworld :smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin::smallbiggrin:

Anyway:

Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Kaylee (Firefly)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga)

Knaight
2009-05-29, 02:07 PM
Balsa(Seirei No Moributo).
Samus Aran(Metroid, previously mentioned)

Haarkla
2009-05-29, 02:08 PM
Circe (Greek mythology)
San (Princess Mononoke)
Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)
Celia (OOTS)

Poison_Fish
2009-05-29, 02:11 PM
Horo (spice and wolf)
Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)
Etna (Disgaea)

Lord_Gareth
2009-05-29, 02:11 PM
Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)

Seonor
2009-05-29, 02:14 PM
Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)
Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)
Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
Coraline (Coraline)
Antimony Carver(Gunnerkrigg Court)
Bethany (Dogma)

MikelaC
2009-05-29, 02:16 PM
Emma Peel (Avengers)

Calamity
2009-05-29, 02:22 PM
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

Tengu_temp
2009-05-29, 02:29 PM
Seeing that we already have 98 nominations, I think it's best to increase the number of contestants to 128 or so.

thorgrim29
2009-05-29, 02:33 PM
Zeetha,daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Haarkla
2009-05-29, 02:50 PM
100. Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Athaniar
2009-05-29, 02:54 PM
Xavius, can you trim your list? Seventeen nominations out of a total of 72 in a single post is just to take up too large a percentage of the possible nominations at once.

1. How many should I remove?
2. If we increase to 128, do I have to remove any?

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 03:06 PM
I hold no actual authority to tell you what to do. However, i personally feel kinda bad about having made eight nominations, though if Finn decides to increase the amount of nominations 17 is probably fine since you have already posted that many. If not then i would personally, without having authority to put down a genuine rule, place the upper limit at ten nominations.

Raz_Fox
2009-05-29, 03:15 PM
The Most Secret And Sorrowful Of The Bearers Of The Endless Destiny Of All Creation Which Wander Amidst Forgotten Sights And Fallen Tears Along The Tread Of Ancient Ashen Footsteps Through The Shadow Of That Which Comes And Into That Riotous Cacophony Which Births All Fools And Steals All Beauty, Who Heralds Through Her Silence The Stillness And Chill Of Those Who Were Not Born And Who Will Not Fade Until All Things Fall And... In That Most Grim Harvest Form The... Final Restful Tomb Of... All Awakened Life And... All... The... Sleep... Less...

Just... Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Evrine
2009-05-29, 03:16 PM
A couple have been mentioned already, but are worth mentioning again.

Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
Colonel Sam Carter (Stargate SG-1)
Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)
Jessica Atreides (Dune)
Chani (Dune)
Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga)
Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)

TheThan
2009-05-29, 03:31 PM
Mara Jade (later Mara Jade Skywalker) (starwars Expanded universe.)
Mirax Terrik (later Mirax Horn) (starwars Expanded Universe)
Sara Connor (terminator series)

darkblade
2009-05-29, 03:40 PM
Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
Molly Hayes (Runaways)
Nico Minoru (Runaways)
Klara Prast (Runaways)
Karolina Dean (Runaways)
Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)

Blackjackg
2009-05-29, 03:48 PM
Not sure how many slots are left, but I'll toss out a few more. I'll stick to fantasy/sci-fi/geeklove, since it seems that's the theme we've got going.

Emma Frost (X-Men)
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Yana
2009-05-29, 03:56 PM
Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)
Leela (Doctor Who)

Allysian
2009-05-29, 04:11 PM
Elphaba (The Wicked Series)
G(a)linda(The Wicked Series)
Monica (Dark Chronicle)
I had more as I read this thread, but I've forgotten them....

chiasaur11
2009-05-29, 04:17 PM
I don't think so.

Right, right. Pratchett scrapped that one.

Corrected.

Scylfing
2009-05-29, 04:26 PM
May I suggest separating the nominating procedure out into specific media, say one for literature, one for cinema and theatre, one for comics and cartoons, and one for games? Maybe everyone who posts gets one nomination for each until that bracket has its 64 entries, or four nominations total that they could spread out however they wanted (so four anime characters, or three literary characters and one from a video game, etc.)? Just an idea.

Anyway, as for my nominations:

Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III)
Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)

TheThan
2009-05-29, 04:28 PM
another nomination
Laura Croft (tomb raider)

Quayleman
2009-05-29, 04:43 PM
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 04:56 PM
Partly in order to make sure Nerdo won't get sad that we didn't nominate her in his absence, i hereby nominate:

Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

And just because she's cool:

Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Haarkla
2009-05-29, 05:03 PM
101. Just... Secret (Keychain of Creation)
102. Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
104. Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)
105. Jessica Atreides (Dune)
106. Chani (Dune)
107. Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga)
108. Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series)
109. Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)
111. Mirax Terrik (later Mirax Horn) (starwars Expanded Universe)
112. Sara Connor (terminator series)
113. Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
114. Molly Hayes (Runaways)
115. Nico Minoru (Runaways)
116. Klara Prast (Runaways)
117. Karolina Dean (Runaways)
118. Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
119. Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
120. Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)
121. Emma Frost (X-Men)
122. Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
123. Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)
124. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
125. Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)
126. Leela (Doctor Who)
127. Elphaba (The Wicked Series)
128. G(a)linda(The Wicked Series)
128a. Monica (Dark Chronicle)


Edit: Monica (Dark Chronicle) replaces Mara Jade Skywalker (star wars) (formerly no. 110). Thank you for pointing out my error, which my checks overlooked.

103. Colonel Sam Carter (Stargate SG-1) removed due to duplication.

Cubey
2009-05-29, 05:27 PM
Some nominations repeat themselves. Best to double-check before making a big list.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-29, 05:31 PM
Yeah, at the very least Lyra Belacqua, Lara Croft and Mara Jade are there multiple times.

Faulty
2009-05-29, 05:58 PM
Cate Archer from the No One Lives Forever games, particularly her incarnation in NOLF 2.

NOLF 1 Cate:
http://www.dabbledoo.com/ee/images/uploads/gamertell/nolf_cate.jpg

NOLF 2 Cate:
http://www.nofrag.com/screenshots/actualite/2004-06-28_3_1024.jpg

Camille from the James Bond move Quantum of Solace,

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05sn7SU4ezeAy/610x.jpg

http://www.tjbd.co.uk/images/quantum-of-solace/photos/camille-with-gun.jpg

Nominating both for being beautiful, strong and badass at the same time, which should be more of a trend amongst female fictional characters. Note about Cate Archer: she looks campy on purpose, the NOLF games are partially a spoof on Spy movies.

Tyracus
2009-05-29, 06:26 PM
I'm glad somebody nominated Signum and Rin during the break between my lunch and now otherwise I would have to find some way to hijack this thread.

With them nominated as well as the others I think we're only missing Miria (Claymore, honestly cooler than Claire, then again she is a kind of mentor/lancer/dark horse character), Eclair (Kiddy Grade), and Lafiel (Crest/Banner of the Stars). I do approve of Alicia from the game over the Valkyria Chronicles anime, then again I've come to assume that anything that Terra likes I'll probably share a similar opinion of.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-29, 06:36 PM
Why are Toph Bei Fong and Azula from Avatar yet to be nominated?

Huh?

*stalks around aggressively*

Haarkla
2009-05-29, 07:14 PM
Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower)
Death (Sandman)
Tuip O' Hare (Preacher)
River Tam (Firefly)
Lina Inverse (The Slayers)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)

Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
Honor Harrington (Honorverse)
Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness)
Michelle Dessler (24)
16. The Queen (Hazards of Love)


Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency),
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials),
Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines).
Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
C.C. (Code Geass)
Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)
Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
32. Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)


Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Sam Carter (Stargate)
Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)
47. Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
Max Guevara (Dark Angel)


Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles, the game, not the anime)
Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)
Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
GLaDOS (Portal)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
EVE (WALL-E)


Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))
Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Kaylee (Firefly)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga)


Balsa(Seirei No Moributo).
Circe (Greek mythology)
San (Princess Mononoke)
Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)
Celia (OOTS)
Horo (spice and wolf)
Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)


Etna (Disgaea)
Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)
Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)
Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)
Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)


Coraline (Coraline)
Antimony Carver(Gunnerkrigg Court)
Bethany (Dogma)
Emma Peel (Avengers)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)


Zeetha,daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
98(91). Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)


...


Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
128 (121). Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III)

Berserk Monk
2009-05-29, 08:03 PM
Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Blackjackg
2009-05-29, 08:16 PM
Are we planning to randomize the list somehow before starting the eliminations, so that each person's nominees aren't facing each other right away?

DraPrime
2009-05-29, 08:17 PM
I nominate only one, for there need only be one.

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series)

Finn Solomon
2009-05-29, 09:19 PM
Wow, I didn't expect so much interest! Okay, the number of nominations is hereby increased to 160.


Are we planning to randomize the list somehow before starting the eliminations, so that each person's nominees aren't facing each other right away?

Yes, we will. I will draw the names out of a hat.

Gorgondantess
2009-05-29, 09:33 PM
I nominate only one, for there need only be one.

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series)

Cersei? You're talking about SoI&F and you nominated Cersei? Pffft.
Arya, of Song of Ice and Fire
Le Marquise de Merteuil, of Dangerous Liasons

Kris on a Stick
2009-05-29, 09:51 PM
Everyone always forgets BSG, don't they. :smallsigh::smalltongue:
I'm tempted to stick every major female character in there, but I'll go with just three.

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)

DarthArminius
2009-05-29, 10:38 PM
Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)
Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Queen Bavmorda (Willow)
Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
Mother Gaia (If you consider Gaia a fictional goddess)
Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)
Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)
Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9)

UnChosenOne
2009-05-29, 11:30 PM
I nominate Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft).

North
2009-05-29, 11:59 PM
Wonder Woman (DC)
Molly aka Princess Powerful (Runaways)
Snow White (Fables)
She-Hulk (Marvel)
and just for the hell of it
Captain Janeway (Star Trek) for the hahah no.

Finn Solomon
2009-05-30, 12:29 AM
Two more girls, then voting closes.

Faulty
2009-05-30, 12:43 AM
Oooh, ooh, I have one more. Joan of Arc from Clone High.

http://www.geocities.com/ohmygoo24/clonehigh_cast_Joan.jpg

If you want to see the source material, the entire show is on youtube, starting here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiRUjGVgpMo).

Finn Solomon
2009-05-30, 12:44 AM
Oooh, ooh, I have one more. Joan of Arc from Clone High.

I like her too!

I'll close off the nominations by naming Kim Possible. Thank you very much for your participation, everyone. The fun part will begin soon, but I'll first have to dig my hat out of my closet.

Faulty
2009-05-30, 12:45 AM
I like her too!

Awesome. It's a great show, nice to see people digging it.

DraPrime
2009-05-30, 10:13 AM
Cersei? You're talking about SoI&F and you nominated Cersei? Pffft.
Arya, of Song of Ice and Fire
Le Marquise de Merteuil, of Dangerous Liasons

Pssssh, Arya has irritated me to no end by just wandering off and doing all sorts of random crap. Cersei at least managed to do something useful.

Llama231
2009-05-30, 10:25 AM
Is it possible that you could alphabetize the nominations?
It would make it much easier to read.:smallwink:

bladedSmoke
2009-05-30, 10:27 AM
Pssssh, Arya has irritated me to no end by just wandering off and doing all sorts of random crap. Cersei at least managed to do something useful.

Um, essentially ruin the entirety Westeros? Instigate the resurrection of an evil rapist murderer?

The first useful thing Cersei will ever do is die.

Arya, on the other hand, is badassness concentrated into nine-year-old-girl form.

DraPrime
2009-05-30, 10:28 AM
Um, essentially ruin the entirety Westeros? Instigate the resurrection of an evil rapist murderer?

The first useful thing Cersei will ever do is die.

Yes! At least she's accomplished something. Arya has just run around poking a few people with Needle, and I almost always fall asleep when the story switches to her.

Tengu_temp
2009-05-30, 10:36 AM
Hey, duke it out when the actual voting starts, mmkay?

bladedSmoke
2009-05-30, 10:37 AM
Hey, duke it out when the actual voting starts, mmkay?

*shuffles feet* He started it...

:smalltongue:

Terraoblivion
2009-05-30, 10:57 AM
I look forward to seeing what the match-ups will be. The one i hope the most to see is Lamia Loveless vs. Lamia Lo...err, Signum. The sight of having a character and a direct expy of her fight, would be fun.

cnsvnc
2009-05-30, 01:36 PM
Where is Athena? WHERE? How can you NOT nominate her? Plus it took FAR TOO LONG before someone nominated Death the Endless.
I am sorely disappointed for the displayed lack of taste in the playground.
...

And yes, alphabetized names would be nice.

As for the pairing, will you seriously write all 160 of these names on paper pieces and put them in a hat? Really?

Blackjackg
2009-05-30, 01:36 PM
Fill me in on the etiquette regarding voting on characters you don't know. Is it a no-no to assume the character you like is better than the character you haven't heard of, or is simply being better known enough?

Basically, should there be a rule against voting in a match-up unless you know at least a little bit about both characters? On the honor system, I suppose...

Terraoblivion
2009-05-30, 02:16 PM
I think that imposing a rule of people knowing the characters before voting would reduce voter turnout too much. The first person to know one of the characters after the match-up has been decided should give a quick presentation of who they are. It is not enough to catch all aspects of the character, i certainly know i couldn't begin to do that for any of my nominees, but it will give people who don't know the characters a basis for voting. Or you could just be a sensible person and vote for Kaname Chidori in every match-up she's part of.

Poison_Fish
2009-05-30, 02:21 PM
Oh ho, why not Horo ourselves instead?

But yes, voting restrictions seems silly. Especially ones on an honor system.

DarthArminius
2009-05-30, 02:32 PM
Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)
Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Queen Bavmorda (Willow)
Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
Mother Gaia (If you consider Gaia a fictional goddess)
Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)
Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)
Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9)

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://dic.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/75/KiraNerys001.jpg&imgrefurl=http://dic.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/201342&h=330&w=272&sz=16&tbnid=LktN-voKfELk-M:&tbnh=119&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3DKira%2BNerys&usg=__aJws7OF3vQZGjCBIoJIPaOewMa8=&ei=ob4hSrmYIJLCMYHm5acJ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image
1. Kira Nerys : A former resistance fighter against the Cardassian occupation of Bajor. She was tough enough to beat up on klingons as a pregnant woman after being stabbed on one her sides.

Bleu Dais : A sorceress in the Breath of Fire series. In the first game she slept for centuries until she was woken up by Ryu the dragon. She reappears in later games. In Breath of Fire III it is revealed she is a goddess. She beats up on a superhuman monster while naked in one scene. She brings humor to the games she resides in quite often.

Queen Bavmorda: http://www.lepconnie.com/willow/
(Bavmorda is the woman wearing the black crown on the right.

The evil Queen Sorceresss from the 1988 film Willow. She turned entire an army into pigs, froze an entire castle full of people in quartz crystal, and made a convincing villainous. She made her own breed of dog/boar called death dogs. Queen Bavmorda kidnapped all of the pregnant women of her country and forced them to give her the babies so she could see if they had a birthmark the Prophecied child that would kill her would be born with. In the opening scene She kills the babie's mother when she has a nursemaid smuggle her out of the castle

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://img.tomshardware.com/us/2007/02/20/the_50_greatest_female_characters_in_the_history_o f_video_games/sophitia.jpg&imgrefurl=http://us.tomsgames.com/us/2007/02/20/the_50_greatest_female_characters_in_the_history_o f_video_games/page14.html&h=356&w=425&sz=38&tbnid=nCMCOQzHFFuHhM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=126&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSophitia&usg=__u4TLo2wYmuy4290NjKwr-nM3q4w=&ei=G78hSpvwOp-gNdOsibQJ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=4&ct=image
Sophitia: The priestess of Haephestus. She is an innocent, blonde Greek woman who fights with a short sword and shield. Apparently, she introduces the ball-busting fetish to video game fan boys everywhere with her apologetic "I'm sorry!" attack.

Mother Gaia: Goddess of Nature and the Planet. She appears in some video games and mythology. She had Chronos castrate Uranus. Boy that must of hurt! Gaia's children were Titans.

Sister Miriam Godwinson: Fanatical future Christian leader. She advocates a life of free religion, with the downside of having no political freedoms other than that. She constantly attacks the player character if you don't play as her and she is generally an annoyance.

Hecate: Hecate ruled Heaven, The Underworld and the Earth in Thracian mythology. In Greek mythology she was demoted to being merely a goddess of witchcraft. And she was thought to be evil to the core, despite being nice and kind to children. She protected children.

Kai Winn: Kai Winn was played by the actress who played Nurse Ratchett in One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest. Kai Winn was a religious leader who attempted to assassinate her political/religious rivals. She was very self-righteous and manipulative, like a female Palpatine.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-30, 03:39 PM
Actually everyone describing their own nominees is a good idea, Armin. At least i am going to do so as well in order to make sure they are described, however briefly.


Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist, manga version of the character)

Kaname Chidori (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/kaname.jpg): An ordinary Japanese high school student. In addition to being somewhat weird, due to such things as having a tendency to apply the traits of action movies to the real world and being inordinately proud of planning who had which roles during a class trip, she is generally talented and capable at most things she does. Despite all the problems her military boyfriend without knowledge of civilian life causes she has quite an ability to take care of herself in even the most critical of situations when she has nobody to rely on. Her temper often gets the better of her, however, especially in regards to her boyfriend causing serious danger or trouble for others or just disregarding her emotions despite not knowing what he does wrong, she generally calms down quickly, though.

Naoto Shirogane (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/p4-naoto-shirogane1.jpg): The youngest member of a long line of famous private detectives, this high school student tries her hardest to live up to her family name. Having a lonely childhood filled with fantasies based on detective novels, however, gave her the impression that proper detectives had to be tough, manly men, hurting her self-image significantly. After beginning to pass herself off as a boy, and even trying to convince herself that she was transgendered, she started assisting the police on tough cases, though her being a teenager meant they tended to look down on her despite her undeniable talent at detective work. Over the course of the game she comes to accept herself and conclude that you can be a skilled detective regardless of age and gender, growing more comfortable with herself and becoming more feminine, without it hurting her ambition or talent in the slightest.

Amaterasu (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/256px-OkamiNTSCcoverFinal.jpg): The very head of the Japanese family of heavenly deities come to Earth in the form of a white wolf, to save it from the resurfaced evil of the Orochi. Despite being a wolf and not capable of speech or writing, she succeeds in helping out the people of the land over the course of her quest, often using a very direct approach that hinges on her canine nature. At the same time she's a wolf, displaying behavior that any dog owner will find familiar.

Riza Hawkeye (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/rizaaaaaa.jpg): Riza is a highly talented sniper, able to keep her cool and her head on the goal almost no matter what happens. Despite this she is not a cold person, nor does she actually like hurting others, instead her goal is to overthrow she is part of a conspiracy to overthrow a military dictatorship with a major genocide on its conscience. She is also able to conduct herself calmly and gracefully in social situations, using these skills to further the goal of her conspiracy.

The rest will come later when i'm less lazy.

The Glyphstone
2009-05-30, 04:02 PM
Honor Harrington: the primary character of David Weber's series of sci-fi books, from On Basilisk Station to At All Costs. She's a captain/commander in the Royal Manticoran Space Navy, a small cluster of planets engaged in an interstellar war with the much larger and more powerful Republic of Haven. Personally, she's a skilled fighter in unarmed melee, swordfighting, and 'modern' ranged weapons. One of her eyes and one arm are cybernetic prosthetics, including a small pistol built into the hand, as well as having some moderate genetic enhancements and having grown up on a rural high-gravity planet. Professionally, she's one of the best space combat tacticians on either side of the conflict, matched only by her mentor Hamish Alexander and her opposite number in Haven, Tom Thiesman, and considered a boogeyman by the Havenite fleet during her rise in seniority from captain to fleet admiral. Due to a combination of her genes and her empathic bond with her telepathic treecat companion Nimitz - a sentient alien creature about the size of a six-legged bobcat - she can sense the emotions and feelings of other human beings nearby.

Athaniar
2009-05-30, 04:08 PM
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Played by Lucy Lawless
Picture (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f4/Returnofcallisto_02.jpg)

One a brutal warlord who violently massacred thousands, Xena found redemption, and instead became a travelling heroine trying to make up for her past deeds. Her signature weapon is her chakram (asian throwing blade ring thingie), which she can perform many awesome tricks with (in addition to just killing people). Another of her specialities is her knowledge of pressure points, giving her, among other things, the ability to stop the flow of blood to someone's brain in order to make them give her information. Plus, she can use it for surgery. Oh, and she's an expert in melee, too, both unarmed, with her sword, and occasionally using improvised weaponry.

Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Played by Renée O'Connor
Picture (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Gabby_Xena.jpg)

Xena's sidekick, Gabrielle is generally less grim than her travelling companion. She is a fantastic storyteller, and in combat she uses her staff to great effect, although she aims not to kill anyone.

Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Played by Cote de Pablo
Picture (http://l.yimg.com/l/tv/us/img/site/49/14/0000034914_20061021034339.jpg)

A Mossad officer assigned to the Navy Criminal Investigation Service, she's a real action girl, possessing awesome skills in such areas as assassination, single combat, and mangling American slang.

Sam Carter (Stargate)
Played by Amanda Tapping
Picture (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Samcarteratlantis.jpg)

Brilliant scientist assigned to the primary team (SG-1 for the uninitiated) of USA's Stargate program, meaning that she gets to visit a lot of interesting places and fight aliens. Notable achievements include blowing up a star in order to destroy a Goa'uld fleet.

Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)
Played by Linda Park
Picture (http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/en/images/7/73/Hoshisato2161.jpg)

Communications officer of Earth's first deep-space exploration ship, the Enterprise (NX-01), Hoshi Sato is an expert in linguisitcs with a focus on alien languages, knowing a lot of them and is able to learn new ones incredibly fast.

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
You should know this one.

Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Played by Jeri Ryan
Picture (http://www.animationalley.com/images/prints/mpa/mpa_trek9.jpg)

The daughter of two scientists who went to explore the Delta Quadrant, Annika Hansen was captured and assimilated by the Borg Collective. Years later, during the Borg-Species 8472 War, she was freed from the Collective by the crew of the USS Voyager. With the help of the crew, she gradually returned to normal life as a human.

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
Picture (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/9/97/JainaProudmoore.jpg)

Daughter of the Grand Admiral of Kul Tiras and originally an apprentice mage of Dalaran, Jaina Proudmoore was drawn into the harsh reality of the Third War. Watching her boyfriend (that's Arthas) becoming more and more fanatic and corrupt, she journeyed to the foreign shores of Kalimdor, where she played a major part in the defeat of the Burning Legion's invasion. After that, she founded the human colony of Theramore on Kalimdor's east coast and helped fend off an invasion by her racist and probably insane father. She works actively for peace between the Alliance and the Horde, and she may or may not be romantically involved with Warchief Thrall.

Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)
Picture (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/d/d0/Garona.jpg)

Half draenei, half orc, Garona became the personal assassin and spy of the vile warlock Gul'dan and his Shadow Council. Reluctantly, she assassinated King Llane of Stormwind, and then, when Orgrim Doomhammer seized power from the previous Warchief, Blackhand, she was tortured into revealing the location of her masters. She then went into hiding. Recently it has been revealed that she gave birth to a son, and her latest status is "captured by the Twilight's Hammer".

Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
Picture (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/b/bf/Mara_Jade_SWGTCG.jpg)

Formerly of the prestigious position Emperor's Hand, meaning that she served as the personal assassin and spy of the vile Sith Lord Palpatine and his Galactic Empire. When Palpatine "died", she was, to say the least, confused, but still ardent about carrying out Palpatine's last command: You will kill Luke Skywalker. Then she joined a crime syndicate, met Luke Skywalker, tried to kill Luke Skywalker, became friends with Luke SKywalker, fell in love with Luke Skywalker, married Luke Skywalker, and had a child with Luke Skywalker. Oh, and she also became a Jedi Master. With Luke Skywalker.

Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
Played by Jessica Alba
Picture (http://www.jessica-alba-gallery.com/wallpapers/800x600/dark-angel-pic2.jpg)

One of several genetic experiments created by the secret project Manticore, Max holds incredible skills, being both extremely agile and strong. When she was young, she and several others escaped from the facility, and they have been hiding ever since. She moved to Seattle and began working as a delivery girl, and later hooked up with underground cyber-journalist Logan Cale.

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
Picture (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/5/58/Tyrande-Whisperwind2.jpg)

High priestess of the night elf goddess Elune, Tyrande Whisperwind is one of her people's two leaders. Being a night elf, she has lived for millennia, and in that time helped fend off no less than two Burning Legion invasions. Being a priestess of Elune means more than just preaching sermons, so Tyrande has both moon magic and incredible marksmanship skills at her disposal. She s (basically) married to the first and greatest of all mortal druids, Malfurion Stormrage, whose quite insane brother Illidan is also in love with her.

Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Voiced by Kotono Misuishi
Picture (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_EX8PiePl75g/SGuV7NO8VjI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/1EBH9xc9-Kc/s1600/Misato%2BKatsuragi.gif)

Operations director at Nerv, the organization responsible for protecting the Earth using the Evangelion units. She has blue hair and a pet penguin. For other details, watch the show. It's weird.

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
Played by Claudia Christian
Picture (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/babylon5/images/5/56/SusanIvanovaCC01.jpg)

First officer of space station Baylon 5, Ivanova is loyal and hot-tempered, almost dangerously brave, and thinks and acts quickly. She late rleaves the station to become captain of a warship, and eventually rises to the rank of General.

Morag (Forgotten Realms)
Picture (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/forgottenrealms/images/d/dc/Morag.png)

Vile queen of the Sarrukh, the reptilian progenitor race, Morag and her followers fled to an alternate dimension in order to escape an ice age that gripped Faerûn. Ten thousand years later, she awakens with a desire shared by most great villains: to rule the world. NBut first she must break free. In order to do this, she unleashes a plague upon the city of Neverwinter, corrupts a famous paladin, orchestrates an invasion, and most importantly, sends her servant to gather some plot-important artifacts. She is then, naturally, killed by the hero/heroine.

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
Picture (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/forgottenrealms/images/3/36/Catti-brie_-_Todd_Lockwood.jpg)

A human girl raised by Bruenor Battlehammer and his dwarves, Catti-brie has both dwarven temper and accent. As part of the Companions of the Hall (along with Bruenor, the barbarian Wulfgar, the halfling Regis, and her eventual lover Drizzt Do'Urden), she has accomplished many a great deed. Her weapon of choice is Taulmaril, a bow of infinite arrows, but she has recently began praciticing magic to make up for deabilitating wounds.

Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
Picture (Dragon form) (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/d/d4/Alexstrasza_Dragon.jpg)
Picture (Elf form) (http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/wowwiki/images/c/c7/Alexstrasza_the_Life-Binder.jpg)

Aspect of the Red Dragonflight, Alexstrasza's domain is life, and she is a kind being, but shows no mercy to the likes of the Legion and the Scourge. During the Second War she was captured by the Horde and forced to spawn dragons that they could use in war, but she was freed by a party of brave adventurers. She now leads the draconic forces against the maddened aspect Malygos from atop Wyrmrest Temple, in the shape of an (incredibly hot) elf.

Tamburlaine
2009-05-30, 05:12 PM
The (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHrMkPol_6o) Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpltQ5S4xxc) (Hazards of Love)
Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)
Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines).

The Queen: Anthropic Personification of a forest, and (adoptive) mother of the protagonist of The Decemberists' alterna-folk-rock opera The Hazards of Love. Fiercely protective of her son, she feels rejected when he falls in love with a mortal woman. When the woman is abducted by a notorious rake, she spirits him and the captive woman across a river to keep them from her son. Things end Badly.

Precious Ramotswe: Mma Ramotswe is the kind and caring, yet strongly independent owner of the titular detective agency. Approaching both the mysteries she solves and the happenings of her life in Botswana with the same wisdom, intelligence, and patience, she is a well respected figure, known for her traditional build and traditional values.

Lyra Belacqua: Heroine of His Dark Materials, Lyra has a firey personality that makes it hard for her to fit in with the scholars of Jordan College, getting along better with the street urchins and servants of her own age. Her headlong lunge into adventure catalysed by a visit from her mysterious uncle, Lyra acquits herself well, lying and cheating with the best of them, but keeping to personal sense of honor and her strong friendships. She grows as a character as the series grows in scale, eventually becoming a much more mature and responsible young girl.

Hester Shaw: A bitter and driven young woman, raised by a mechanical warrior, Hester is spurred on by a lust for revenge against the man who killed her parents and scarred her face. Prevented from carrying out her revenge at the very moment of success by the protagonist, and left stranded in the wake of the moving city of London, hester goes on an emotional journey with the naive young hero, eventually meeting him somewhere in the middle. Her ruthlessness and practical skills end up savingthe day more than once.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-30, 05:17 PM
Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles, the game, not the anime)
Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)
Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

Teana Lanster (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/sample-72fcb5d9029ff1694a189fc01d76.jpg): A highly driven special forces trainee in a world of magic, Teana, or Tea as she is usually called, is utterly desperate to prove that her family is talented at magic. This leads her to push herself beyond the limits of her skill, endangering the people around her. In time and with the support of her "best friend" Subaru Nakajima as well as some choice words from her superiors she overcomes it and goes on to making the most of the powers she have, getting to perform the most impressive moment in the entire show she is in.

Fate Testarossa (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/48729.jpg): A gentle, loving girl, who is forced to fight in order to help her abusive mother. Her prodigious magical power and strong talent for magic ensures that she goes on to become vital in the defense of the political order of the multiverse. Kind, gentle and supportive to all around her, she is still able to shed this completely in battle to become one of the most powerful combat mages in her setting, mixing speed and oversized weaponry.

Alicia Melchiott (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/vc-alicia-melchiott.jpg): Leaving her apprenticeship in a bakery behind to join the militia once rumblings of war starts. Levelheaded and friendly, her dream still is to bake bread that will bring lovers together when they eat it. The reality of her life, however, is that she has to fight in to protect her country from one of its larger, more militaristic neighbors. Fighting in every major engagement during the course of the war, events ensure that she becomes central to the eventual defeat of the invaders.

Lamia Loveless (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/lamia.png): A freshly made combat android sent to spy on the dimension her creators are planning to attack. Once there she befriends the people she is spying on, ultimately defecting to their side. Protective of her friends and more than willing to put herself in danger or hurting others to protect them, she still nonetheless have a sense of naivete to her due to her lack of experience with social situations.

Signum (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/Signum.jpg): Voiced by the same voice actor as Lamia, Signum has officially stated to be based on the previous character. There are still differences in personality. Most notably among these is that Signum lacks Lamia's naivete, instead being a jaded veteran who feels that her only true talent is fighting. She does this very well, displaying the same protective traits as Lamia, though taking them further and is willing to risk even her morality and ethics to protect those she care about.

Mia Fey (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/terraoblivion/miasilence.png): A psychic and a mentor figure, Mia is a highly competent defense attorney in the craziest, most illogical court of law ever seen. As such her favorite tactics include outrageous dares to the prosecution, bluffing and generally doing things that would make a mockery of a real court. However, the courts she deal in are sufficiently crazy and stacked in the favor of the prosecution that without such stunts she would never manage to get clearly innocent people off the hook, which is always her goal as an attorney, often taking seemingly impossible cases solely because she believes in the innocence of the accused.

darkblade
2009-05-30, 05:35 PM
Since nominations are closed it is probably too late but could you remove Erin Kelly from the list?

I am starting to feel bad for nominating a character from my own webcomic.

Tengu_temp
2009-05-30, 05:37 PM
I think it's best to include pictures as well as descriptions, when it's possible.

Mando Knight
2009-05-30, 05:42 PM
Sister Miriam Godwinson: Fanatical future Christian leader. She advocates a life of free her religion, with the downside of having no political freedoms other than that. She constantly attacks the player character if you don't play as her and she is generally an annoyance.

Fixed it!

Descriptions of my nominations:

Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya):
A Genki Girl (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GenkiGirl) that warps reality (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RealityWarper). Subconsciously creates a club consisting of a moe (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Moe) time traveler, an emotionless alien robot, an esper, a normal guy, and herself. Weird stuff happens, a good time is had.

Kallen Kozuki (Code Geass):
Half-Britannian, half-Japanese ace pilot (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AcePilot). Helps a Britannian prince plot a rebellion against his father the Emperor (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NorioWakamoto) while maintaining an image as an ill girl (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IllGirl) at the same school in Japan that the prince goes to. Unleashes a 7-hit combo (http://randomc.maximum7.net/image/CODE%20GEASS/CODE%20GEASS%20R2%20-%2016%20-%20Kallen%20beating%20up%20Suzaku.gif) on her rival, a Japanese ace pilot who happens to be one of the Emperor's finest and best friend of the aforementioned prince.

C.C. (Code Geass):
Thousand- (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Immortality)year-old (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReallySevenHundredYearsOld) beauty (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Fanservice) who gives the Britannian prince the ability to command anyone. Eats pizza, helps the prince to plot to take over the world. Knows the Emperor's true plan, but doesn't tell the prince. Wants to die (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WhoWantsToLiveForever).

Terraoblivion
2009-05-30, 05:42 PM
Good point, Tengu. Will edit them in right now.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-30, 06:15 PM
Azula:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/HazJT/azula.jpg

The best villain in any animated show ever, period, Azula is ruthless, cold and calculated. She is a Firebender, with complete mastery over all flame, as well as being able to control lightning as pictured above. Her notable deeds include almost killing the main character of the show with a blast of fire to the back while he was in his transformation sequence. She is manipulative, clever, and although she does eventually spiral into madness and loses her characteristic emotional control, this is decline into insanity is a well-developed character arc which just shows how her sociopathic tendencies have led to her downfall.


Toph Bei Fong:

http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m224/HazJT/toph.png

Toph is a little blind girl. Who is also "the greatest Earthbender in the world." She "sees" by sensing vibrations in the ground. She can bend metal, the first person ever to be good enough to do so. She kicks ass, takes names, and - I repeat - she is a little blind girl. This is complemented by a well-rounded personality - a typically "tough" badass exterior conceals the fact that she is still, at heart, a little girl, as evidenced by her moments when she is separate from the ground and, unable to see, is extremely vulnerable. But Toph is, undeniably, one of the strongest female characters in Avatar - her only competitor is the Firebender above.

Finn Solomon
2009-05-31, 02:02 AM
Where is Athena? WHERE? How can you NOT nominate her? Plus it took FAR TOO LONG before someone nominated Death the Endless.
I am sorely disappointed for the displayed lack of taste in the playground.
...

And yes, alphabetized names would be nice.

As for the pairing, will you seriously write all 160 of these names on paper pieces and put them in a hat? Really?

What are you talking about? I nominated Death first, she's in the top 8. I love her to bits, definitely won't forget her.

Finn Solomon
2009-05-31, 02:11 AM
All right, I've used the randomiser feature on Random.org and have successfully paired up our lovely ladies. The candidates are paired up below, in blocks of twenty. Take your time, do a little research and vote.

First Twenty
Some good match-ups, including Toph vs Hoshi Sato and Rose Tyler vs Molly Hayes.

Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) vs G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) vs Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series) vs Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night) vs Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9) vs Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who) vs Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Alexstrasza (Warcraft) vs Celia (OOTS)

Honor Harrington (Honorverse) vs Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty
The pick of the bunch includes Dr. Horribles Penny vs Death's granddaughter Susan Sto Helit and Esme Weatherwax against Fate Testarossa.

Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) vs Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars) vs Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology) vs Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog) vs Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series) vs Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied) vs Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid) vs Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) vs Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III) vs Morag (Neverwinter Nights)

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape) vs Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty
Haley Starshine and Lyra Belacqua. Catti-brie vs Michelle Dessler. Very cool.

Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars) vs Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)

Death (Sandman) vs Fuchsia (Sinfest)

Amaterasu (Okami) vs Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories) vs Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga) vs Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms) vs Michelle Dessler (24)

Horo (spice and wolf) vs Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)

Etna (Disgaea) vs Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) vs Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) vs Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty
Coraline goes up against Kaname Chidori, and Tulip O'Hare squares off against Emma Peel.

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) vs Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) vs Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars) vs Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft) vs Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft) vs The Queen (Hazards of Love)

Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga) vs Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline) vs Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)

Seras Victoria (Hellsing) vs Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) vs Wonder Woman (DC)

Tuip O' Hare (Preacher) vs Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty
Psychic ninja River Tam against ace attorney Mia Fey. Gunslinger Susannah Dean vs paladin Kazumi Kato.

Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series) vs Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly) vs Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo) vs Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) vs Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers) vs Queen Bavmorda (Willow)

Emma Frost (X-Men) vs Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Nico Minoru (Runaways) vs Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)

Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower) vs Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Jessica Atreides (Dune)

Sara Connor (terminator series) vs Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)


Sixth Twenty
Two interesting Runaways matchups here.

C.C. (Code Geass) vs Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game) vs Martha Jones (Doctor Who)

Circe (Greek mythology) vs Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)

GLaDOS (Portal) vs Chani (Dune)

Karolina Dean (Runaways) vs Trinity (The Matrix)

Temperance Brennan (Bones) vs Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms) vs Max Guevara (Dark Angel)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass) vs Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) vs Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9) vs Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)


Seventh Twenty
Firefly's Kaylee vs NGE's Asuka. Two Joan of Arc match-ups too.

Seven of Nine (Star Trek) vs Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly) vs Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Bethany (Dogma) vs Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E) vs Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible) vs Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Leela (Doctor Who) vs Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever) vs Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

SHODAN (System Shock) vs Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5) vs Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Klara Prast (Runaways) vs Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


Eighth Twenty
San of Princess Mononoke fights Haruhi Suzumiya, and a knock-down kick-ass battle between Eowyn and Xena!

San (Princess Mononoke) vs Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness) vs Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

Elphaba (The Wicked Series) vs Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Snow White (Fables) vs Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines) vs Monica (Dark Chronicle)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men) vs Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) vs Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta) vs Camille (Quantum of Solace)

The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons) vs Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)


Get to voting guys! For those who nominated, descriptions of your candidates are welcome but not compulsory. Try to swing the favour over to your favourites. You have until this time next week. Have fun!

DarthArminius
2009-05-31, 02:31 AM
On Captain Janeway and Mother Gaia, I think that Gaia takes it be a long shot. Gaia is depicted as a goddess that created the Earth, or is the Earth. Captain Janeway is just a Star ship captain.

The Glyphstone
2009-05-31, 02:35 AM
What are the guidelines? Are these simple personal one-on-one slugfests, or do the characters have access to the resources they display in their respective media?

Kris on a Stick
2009-05-31, 02:37 AM
Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) vs Wonder Woman (DC)


...
...
Damn you. Damn you Randomiser Programs. Damn you all to heck.

@Glyphstone: Not fighting, but who is simply 'the better character'.


I'll put my full votes up shortly, once I finish my research.

Finn Solomon
2009-05-31, 02:39 AM
What are the guidelines? Are these simple personal one-on-one slugfests, or do the characters have access to the resources they display in their respective media?

As stated in the original post, just vote for the girl you like better, not who would be more likely to win in a fight.

Athaniar
2009-05-31, 03:25 AM
Soo, do you vote for all you want to vote for in all matchups now, or is it one at a time?

Finn Solomon
2009-05-31, 03:59 AM
Soo, do you vote for all you want to vote for in all matchups now, or is it one at a time?

All of them, mate. That's why I gave you guys a week, to make up your minds and for me to put everything together.

Athaniar
2009-05-31, 05:03 AM
My mind is quicker than that. I vote for the following:

Hoshi Sato
Gabrielle
Ziva David
Alexstrasza
Garona Halforcen
Captain Janeway
Samus Aran
Miko Miyazaki
Morag
Catti-brie
Haley Starshine
Tyrande Whisperwind
Jaina Proudmoore
Sam Carter
Emma Frost
Kazumi Kato
Trinity
Max Guevara
Kira Nerys
Seven of Nine
Asuka Langley Soryu
Sarah Kerrigan
Leela
Cate Archer
Xena
Mara Jade (Skywalker)

Ivanova vs Misato I'm neutral in, since I don't want to favor any of my girls especially.

Oh, and the information on my nominees is up.

Tiger Duck
2009-05-31, 06:12 AM
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)
Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Celia (OOTS)


Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)
Captain Janeway (Star Trek)
Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)


Fuchsia (Sinfest) yeah I know she won't make it against Death but I think she deserves at least one vote ^^
Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)


Sam Carter (Stargate)
River Tam (Firefly)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Emma Frost (X-Men)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Sara Connor (terminator series)


Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
GLaDOS (Portal)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Temperance Brennan (Bones)
Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)


Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
Bethany (Dogma)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)
Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever)


San (Princess Mononoke)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)

I only voted if I knew one of the character, and then mostley on the one i knew.
(unless i had a strong dislike for that character).:smallwink:

darkblade
2009-05-31, 07:50 AM
G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)
Molly Hayes (Runaways)
Toph Bei Fong (Avatar)
Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)
Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Celia (OOTS)
Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Mother Gaia (mythology)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Captain Janeway (Star Trek)
Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Death (Sandman)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
Wonder Woman (DC)
Sam Carter (Stargate)
River Tam (Firefly)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)
Lina Inverse (The Slayers)
Emma Frost (X-Men)
Nico Minoru (Runaways)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
C.C. (Code Geass)
Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game)
Circe (Greek mythology) ((As creator of her competion Erin Kelly I declare this match up Canon)
GLaDOS (Portal)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Temperance Brennan (Bones)
Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Joan of Arc (Clone High)
EVE (WALL-E)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)
Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
SHODAN (System Shock)
Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)
Klara Prast (Runaways)
Haruhi Suzumiya
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
Elphaba (The Wicked Series)
Snow White (Fables)
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Monica (Dark Chronicle)
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Camille (Quantum of Solace)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)

Votes Liable to Change as I do more Research later.

The Dark Fiddler
2009-05-31, 08:06 AM
I'm far to lazy to research, so I'll just vote for those I know.



First Twenty
none
Rose Tyler
Toph Bei Fong
none
none
none
Zelda
Donna Noble
Celia
none

Second Twenty
none
Hat Guy's Girlfriend
Mother Gaia
none
Sophita
none
Samus Aran
Miko Miyazaki
none
none

Third Twenty (So many people I don't know!)
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Haley Starshine

Fourth Twenty
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Wonder Woman
none

Fifth Twenty
none
none
Lara Croft
none
none
none
none
Kazumi Kato
Princess Azula
none

Sixth Twenty
none
Martha Jones
Circe
GLaDOS
none
none
none
none
none
none

Seventh Twenty
none
none
none
Sarah Kerrigan
Kim Possible
Leela
none
none
none
none

Eigth Twenty
All None


We should have had Larxene from Kingdom Hearts on here.

Mando Knight
2009-05-31, 08:28 AM
...Just voting randomly for the ones I don't know! :smalltongue:

First TwentyG(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)

Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Celia (OOTS)

Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty

Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)

Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Morag (Neverwinter Nights)

Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty
Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)

Death (Sandman)

Amaterasu (Okami)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)

Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)

Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)

Etna (Disgaea)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)

Fourth TwentySir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)

Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

The Queen (Hazards of Love)

Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline)

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Wonder Woman (DC)

Emma Peel (Avengers)

Fifth TwentySam Carter (Stargate)

Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

Queen Bavmorda (Willow)

Emma Frost (X-Men)

Nico Minoru (Runaways)

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Sara Connor (terminator series)


Sixth Twenty
C.C. (Code Geass)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game)

Circe (Greek mythology)

GLaDOS (Portal)

Trinity (The Matrix)

Temperance Brennan (Bones)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)

Seventh Twenty
Seven of Nine (Star Trek)

Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible)

Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Klara Prast (Runaways)

Eighth Twenty
Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Snow White (Fables)

Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines)

Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)

Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Camille (Quantum of Solace)

Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

raitalin
2009-05-31, 08:31 AM
Ill leave the ones I don't know to people that have a clue. Don't want to vote someone's favorite out randomly.

G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)
none
none
none
none
Cameron Philps
Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
none
Celia


Honor Harrington
none
Hat Guy's girlfriend
Mother Gaia
Penny
Captain Janeway
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Miko Miyazaki
Morag
none
none



Death
Hecate
Susan Calvin
none
Catti-brie
none
none
none
Haley Starshine
none


Jennifer Walters
Sister Miriam Godwinson
none
none
none
Coraline
Faye Valentine
Wonder Woman
Tuip O' Hare
none


River Tam
Lara Croft
Sarah Williams
Queen Bavmorda
Emma Frost
Le Marquise de Merteuil
Susannah Dean
none
Sara Connor
none


none
Circe
none
Trinity
Beatrix
Max Guevara
none
Buffy
none

Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn
Kaylee Frye
Bethany
EVE
Kim Possible
none
Trillian
Celes Chere
none
none

San
none
Kreia
Snow White
Xena
none
Mara Jade
Willow Rosenberg
Evey Hammond
The Lady of Pain



And somehow Leia and Jaina Solo are nowhere to be found...

Cubey
2009-05-31, 09:06 AM
I agree with the post above. Don't vote randomly when you don't know the participants. Just leave a blank space.

Me, I couldn't decide in several cases, so not all my blank spots are because of ignorance.

Group 1

No vote
No vote
Toph
No vote
Rin
No vote
Zelda
No vote
Celia
Hayate


Group 2

Fate
Lamia
No vote
No vote
Sophita
No vote
Samus
Agatha
Chris
Subaru


Group 3

Ibis
No vote
Amaterasu
No vote
No vote
No vote
Osaka
Etna
Yuki
No vote


Group 4

No vote
Lady Eboshi
Latooni
Teana
The Queen (don't know her, but can't be worse than Jaina "Mary Sue" Proudmoore)
No vote
Kaname
Faye
No vote
No vote


Group 5

No vote
Mia
Balsa (same as the Queen vs Jaina)
No vote
Lina
Saber
No vote
Kazumi
Azula
Alyx


Group 6

Signum
Alicia
No vote
GlaDOS
No vote
Beatrix
Youko
No vote
No vote
No vote


Group 7

No vote
Asuka (close call)
No vote
EVE
No vote
Leela
Cate
Celes
Misato
No vote


Group 8

Haruhi
No vote
No vote
Naoto
Eowyn
No vote
Kitty
No vote
No vote
Midna


This post brought you by the letter W. It stands for weeaboo.

Aidan305
2009-05-31, 09:38 AM
First TwentyGalinda
Molly Hayes
Toph Bei Fong
Cersei Lannister
Rin Tosako
Cameron Philps aka Taminator
Zelda
Donna Noble
Alexstrasza
Honor Harrington

Second Twenty
Esme Weatherwax
Hat Guy's Girlfriend
Mother Gaia
Susan Sto Helit
Captain Janeway
Lucy/Nyu
Samus
Agatha Hetrodyne
Morag
Aeryn Sun

Third Twenty
Ibis Douglas
Death
Hecate
Antimony Carter
Zeetha, Daughter of Chump
Catti-Brie
Osaka
Arya Stark
Ramona Flowers
Haley Starshine

Fourth Twenty
Sir Integra Hellsing
Jennifer Walters
Sister Miriam Godwinson
Tyrande Whisperwind
Jaina Proudmoore
Starbuck
Coraline
Faye Valantine
Laura Roslin
Emma Peel

Fifth Twenty
Sam Carter
River Tam
Lara Croft
Elizabeth Bennet
Queen Bavmorda
Saber
Nico Minoru
Kazumi Kato
Jessica Atredies
Sarah Conner

Sixth Twenty
C.C.
Martha Jones
Circe
GLaDOS
Trinity
Beatrix
Max Guevara
jade
Buffy
Kira Nayes

Seventh Twenty
Mirax
Kaylee
Bethany
EVE
Sally Lockheart
Leela
Trillian
Celes
Susan Ivonova
Mrs Louisa Wilberforce

Eight Twenty
Haruhi Suzumiya
Riza Hawkeye
Elphaba
Snow White
Eowyn
Hester Shaw
Mara Jade
Willow Rosenberg
Camille
The Lady of Pain

Haarkla
2009-05-31, 10:11 AM
I have only voted where I know both characters, on my own nominations or where I particularly like one character.

First Twenty

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9) vs Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Winner: Cameron Philps. I prefer Cameron Philps to any woman from Star Trek DS9.

Alexstrasza (Warcraft) vs Celia (OOTS)

Winner: Celia. Alexstrasza seems good but a bit overpowered. Celia is so sweet.


Second Twenty

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) vs Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Winner: Miko Miyazaki. She is so dedicated and unswerving, and to me, a more interesting character.


Third Twenty

Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars) vs Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)

Winner: Silky. Ibis Douglas seems an interesting character, but she just cannot match the lovely Silky and her wonderful, magical adventures up the Faraway Tree.


Fourth Twenty

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) vs Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Winner: Lady Eboshi. The complex antivillain ruler of Irontown is way better than someone who turns into a big green woman.


Fifth Twenty

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo) vs Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Winner Lara Croft. I like Lara and I cannot find much info on Balsa.

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) vs Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Winner: This is a hard one. Elizabeth Bennet is a great character, but Labyrinth is one of my favorite fantasy films ever. Both are romantic heroines, and Jareth > Mr. Darcy. Sarah by a whisker. But can I nominate Bennet to also go forwards as a top loser, niether woman deserves to go out here.

Lina Inverse (The Slayers) vs Queen Bavmorda (Willow)

Lina Inverse beats the unmemorable Queen Bavmorda.

Sara Connor (terminator series) vs Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)

I havent played Half Life, but Alyx Vance would have a tough time beating Sara Connor.


Sixth Twenty

Circe (Greek mythology) vs Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)

Winner: Circe. Cant find much on Erin Kelly. Circe has been a classic for over 3000 years, "Erin Kelly" "Rural Reign" produced 6 results on Google.


Seventh Twenty

Leela (Doctor Who) vs Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Winner: Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play). Leela is one of the Doctors best companions but she cant beat any incarnation of Joan of Arc.

Klara Prast (Runaways) vs Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))

Winner: Mrs Louisa Wilberforce. She is a great character in the greatest British film ever, and I am not a fan of superhero comics.


Eighth Twenty

San (Princess Mononoke) vs Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Winner: San. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, sounds interesting, if a bit weird, but San is such a great character.

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Winner: Xena. Xena is so much cooler than Eowyn, and makes Eowyn look like a wannabe. Tolkiens female characters are often not as well fleshed out as his male ones.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-31, 10:14 AM
You are an evil man, Finn Solomon. How can you possibly force someone to pick between Fate and Granny Weatherwax or CC and Signum? HOW?!

Ahem, anyway to voting.

First Twenty
None
None
Toph Bei Fong
Cersei Lannister (She's an evil bitch who you love to hate so very much)
Rin Tohsake
None
Zelda
None
Celia
Hayate Yagami

Second Twenty
How can you do this to us? Decided to just suffer in indecision
Lamia Loveless
Mother Gaia
None
None
None
Samus Aran
Agatha Heterodyne
Chris Lightfellow - Added
Subaru Nakajima

Third Twenty
Ibis Douglas
None
Amaterasu
None
Zeetha, daughter of Chump
None
Osaka (though forcing me to pick is evil)
Etna
Yuki Nagato
None

Fourth Twenty
Secret
Lady Eboshi
Latooni Subota
Teana Lanster
The Queen
None
Kaname Chidori
Faye Valentine
None
None

Fifth Twenty
None
Mia Fey
Balsa
None
None
Saber
None
None
Princess Azula
None

Sixth Twenty
Once again, how can you do this to me?
Alicia Melchiott
None
GLaDOS
None
Beatrix
None
Jade
None
None

Seventh Twenty
None
Asuka Langley Sohryu, Kaylee lacks a bit beyond just being cute to compete
None
EVE
None
None
None
Celes Chere
Misato Katsuragi
None

Eighth Twenty
Haruhi Suzumiya
Riza Hawkeye
None
Naoto Shirogane
Eowyn
None
None
Yoko
None
Midna

Drascin
2009-05-31, 10:23 AM
Holy huge lists, Batman! :smalleek:

Pity I didn't arrive in time to nominate a dozen Touhou characters. Yukari should by all accounts be here. Aanyway, to voting!

For ease, I'll just quote the listing post and erase those I won't vote for. By the way "no idea" or "don't like either" means no vote in that particular matchup, of course.

First Twenty


No Idea
No Idea
Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)
No Idea
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
No idea
Don't like either.
Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty


Argh, horribly hard. Going With Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)
Mother Gaia (mythology)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
Don't like either.
Samus Aran (Metroid) )
Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Don't like either.
Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty


Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)
Death (Sandman)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
Don't like either.
Osaka (Azumanga Daioh). Of course!
Etna (Disgaea)
Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)


Fourth Twenty


Secret (Keychain of Creation)
Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
No idea.
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Don't like either.
No idea.


Fifth Twenty


No idea.
Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)
Balsa (Seirei No Moribito). I don't know who nominated Balsa, but kudos to you, good sir!
Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)
Lina Inverse (The Slayers)
Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
No idea.
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Jessica Atreides (Dune)
Don't like either.


Sixth Twenty


Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
No idea.
Circe (Greek mythology)
GLaDOS (Portal)
Don't like either.
No idea.
No idea.
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
No idea.
No idea.


Seventh Twenty


Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)
Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
No idea
EVE (WALL-E)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
No idea.
Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever)
Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
No idea.


Eighth Twenty


Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya). All Hail! :smallbiggrin:
Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness). Sorry, Riza, but I just beat Battle Moon Wars, which has reminded me just how cool Shiki is.
Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
No idea.
Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
Yoko (Gurren Lagann)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
Midna (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

The Glyphstone
2009-05-31, 10:24 AM
First Twenty:

----
----
Toph
----
----
Cameron Phillips
Gabrielle
----
Alexstraza
Honor Harrington


Second Twenty:

----
Hat Guy’s Girlfriend
----
Susan Sto Helit
----
----
Samus Aran
Agatha Heterodyne
----
----


Third Twenty

----
Death
----
Susan Calvin
Zeetha
Catti-brie
----
----
----
Haley Starshine


Fourth Twenty

Secret
Jennifer Walters
----
Tyrande Whisperwind
Jaina Proudmoore
----
Coraline
----
----
----


Fifth Twenty:

----
River Tam
Lara Croft
----
----
----
----
Kazumi Kato
Princess Azula
Sara Connor


Sixth Twenty:

----
----
----
GLaDOS
Trinity
----
----
----
----
----


Seventh Twenty:

Seven of Nine
----
----
EVE
Kim Possible
----
----
----
----
----


Eighth Twenty:

----
----
----
----
Xena
----
Mara Jade
----
----
The Lady of Pain


If SHODAN and GlaDOS don't survive to have a faceoff, I'll be very disappointed.

Dr. Bath
2009-05-31, 10:35 AM
First Twenty


Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) (This is the first vote for her as well ;_;)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

none

none

none

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who)

Celia (OOTS)

none


Second Twenty


Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology)

Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

none

none

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) (hard choice, but the better, more original character is Miko)

none

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)


Third Twenty


none

none

Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories) (reallly hard choice but Susan is just that little bit better)
Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

none

Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)

none

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)


Fourth Twenty


none

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)

none

none

none

Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline)

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Wonder Woman (DC)

Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty


Sam Carter (Stargate)

Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

none

Emma Frost (X-Men)

none

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)


Sixth Twenty


none

none

Circe (Greek mythology)

GLaDOS (Portal)

none

none

none

Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

none


Seventh Twenty


Seven of Nine (Star Trek)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)

Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E) vs

Kim Possible (Kim Possible)

Leela (Doctor Who)

Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

none

none

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


Eighth Twenty


San (Princess Mononoke)

Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

none

Snow White (Fables)

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)

Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

bladedSmoke
2009-05-31, 10:36 AM
Voting only for those I know.

First Twenty

Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)
Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
Celia (OOTS)

Second Twenty


Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)

Third Twenty

Death (Sandman)
Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)

Fourth Twenty

Coraline (Coraline)
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Wonder Woman (DC)
Emma Peel (Avengers)

Fifth Twenty

River Tam (Firefly)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Sara Connor (terminator series)

Sixth Twenty

Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
GLaDOS (Portal)
Trinity (The Matrix)

Seventh Twenty

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
EVE (WALL-E)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Eighth Twenty

Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines) (props to whoever nominated her)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)

Tamburlaine
2009-05-31, 12:29 PM
First Twenty

Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) vs G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) vs Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series) vs Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night) vs Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9) vs Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who) vs Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Alexstrasza (Warcraft) vs Celia (OOTS)

Honor Harrington (Honorverse) vs Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty

Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) vs Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars) vs Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology) vs Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog) vs Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series) vs Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied) vs Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid) vs Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) vs Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III) vs Morag (Neverwinter Nights)

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape) vs Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty

Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars) vs Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)

Death (Sandman) vs Fuchsia (Sinfest)

Amaterasu (Okami) vs Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories) vs Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga) vs Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms) vs Michelle Dessler (24)

Horo (spice and wolf) vs Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)

Etna (Disgaea) vs Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) vs Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) vs Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick) [I can't make this decision...]


Fourth Twenty

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) vs Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) vs Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars) vs Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft) vs Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft) vs The Queen (Hazards of Love)

Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga) vs Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline) vs Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)

Seras Victoria (Hellsing) vs Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) vs Wonder Woman (DC)

Tuip O' Hare (Preacher) vs Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty

Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series) vs Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly) vs Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo) vs Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) vs Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers) vs Queen Bavmorda (Willow)

Emma Frost (X-Men) vs Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Nico Minoru (Runaways) vs Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)

Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower) vs Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Jessica Atreides (Dune)

Sara Connor (terminator series) vs Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)


Sixth Twenty


C.C. (Code Geass) vs Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game) vs Martha Jones (Doctor Who)

Circe (Greek mythology) vs Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)

GLaDOS (Portal) vs Chani (Dune)

Karolina Dean (Runaways) vs Trinity (The Matrix)

Temperance Brennan (Bones) vs Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms) vs Max Guevara (Dark Angel)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass) vs Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) vs Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9) vs Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek) vs Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly) vs Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Bethany (Dogma) vs Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E) vs Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible) vs Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Leela (Doctor Who) vs Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever) vs Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

SHODAN (System Shock) vs Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5) vs Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Klara Prast (Runaways) vs Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


Eighth Twenty

San (Princess Mononoke) vs Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness) vs Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

Elphaba (The Wicked Series) vs Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Snow White (Fables) vs Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines) vs Monica (Dark Chronicle)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men) vs Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) vs Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta) vs Camille (Quantum of Solace)

The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons) vs Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

North
2009-05-31, 12:39 PM
First Twenty

Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) vs G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Yeah going for Galinda here

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) vs Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Molly Hayes, how many other little girls beat up wolverine and the punisher!

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)
Hoshi!

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series) vs Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Going with Bleu Dais, because Cersei shouldnt even be on the list

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night) vs Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar
Galactica)
Six and then some

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9) vs Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Cam because shes great, Kai winn dies in a fire.

Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Tougher one here, but gotta go with Zelda

Donna Noble (Doctor Who) vs Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Zivas funny on NCIS

Alexstrasza (Warcraft) vs Celia (OOTS)
Celia rocks

Honor Harrington (Honorverse) vs Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Id like Honor more if she wasnt such a mary sue. Vote for Hayate Yagami
Second Twenty


Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) vs Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Granny Weatherwax of course

Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars) vs Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
hmm Lamia Loveless I suppose

Mother Gaia (mythology) vs Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)
Garona Halforcen. Mother Gais loses because of Captain Planet

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog) vs Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
verrrrrrryyyy tough. But Susan has proven herself more. Plus she didnt fall for the hammer.

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series) vs Captain Janeway (Star Trek)
Sophitia . Janeway should die in a blackhole.

Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied) vs Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)
Lucy

Samus Aran (Metroid) vs Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
Samus Aran for the win

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) vs Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Agatha in a heartbeat. FOR SCIENCE!!

Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III) vs Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
Morag

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape) vs Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Aeryn was cool in farscape


Third Twenty


Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars) vs Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)
Ibis

Death (Sandman) vs Fuchsia (Sinfest)
Got to go with death from the endless here

Amaterasu (Okami) vs Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)
Hecate I guess

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories) vs Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)
Susan Calvin

Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga) vs Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
Zeetha, again another great Foglio character

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms) vs Michelle Dessler (24)
Catti Brie

Horo (spice and wolf) vs Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
Horo

Etna (Disgaea) vs Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire) \
Arya cant wait for the next book to fiiiinaaallly come out

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) vs Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)
Ramona

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) vs Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
Haley of course


Fourth Twenty

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) vs Secret (Keychain of Creation)
Secret

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) vs Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
She-Hulk is hilarious!

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars) vs Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha
Centauri)
Miriam

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft) vs Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Tyrande

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft) vs The Queen (Hazards of Love)
Jaina here very much

Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga) vs Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Starbuck of course

Coraline (Coraline) vs Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Coraline

Seras Victoria (Hellsing) vs Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Faye

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) vs Wonder Woman (DC)
Wonder Woman, Laura Roslin was a pretty kickass school teacher but WW is much moe awesome.

Tuip O' Hare (Preacher) vs Emma Peel (Avengers)
Tulip. Anyone who disagrees needs to read more preacher.


Fifth Twenty

Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series) vs Sam Carter (Stargate)
Samantha

River Tam (Firefly) vs Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)
River Tam in a flash

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo) vs Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Lara Croft

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) vs Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)
Sarah

Lina Inverse (The Slayers) vs Queen Bavmorda (Willow)
Lina here because again shes just ridiculous

Emma Frost (X-Men) vs Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
Emma brought a new side to X Men.

Nico Minoru (Runaways) vs Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)
Nico

Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower) vs Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Kazumi

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Jessica Atreides (Dune)
Princess Azula

Sara Connor (terminator series) vs Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)
Sara Conner


Sixth Twenty

C.C. (Code Geass) vs Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
CC

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game) vs Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Martha Jones

Circe (Greek mythology) vs Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)
Erin Kelly I guess

GLaDOS (Portal) vs Chani (Dune)
hhehehehe GLADOS

Karolina Dean (Runaways) vs Trinity (The Matrix)
Karolina so much here

Temperance Brennan (Bones) vs Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
Temperance

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms) vs Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
Max, I need to watch that shows seasons some time

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass) vs Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
Jade

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) vs Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)
Buffy!

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9) vs Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
Tough one here. But have to go with Kira


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek) vs Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)
Mirax, fave smuggler ever!

Kaylee Frye (Firefly) vs Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Kaylee!!!!

Bethany (Dogma) vs Joan of Arc (Clone High)
Bethany here.

EVE (WALL-E) vs Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Sarah was a really well done story

Kim Possible (Kim Possible) vs Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)
Kim Possible, proving that disney was still capable of quality shows.

Leela (Doctor Who) vs Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)
Leela

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever) vs Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Trillian

SHODAN (System Shock) vs Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
SHODAN

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5) vs Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Ivanova

Klara Prast (Runaways) vs Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))
Klara


Eighth Twenty

San (Princess Mononoke) vs Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
San

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness) vs Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
Hawkeye

Elphaba (The Wicked Series) vs Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
Kreia

Snow White (Fables) vs Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Snow White. This is the coolest fable youve ever seen.

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
Xena

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines) vs Monica (Dark Chronicle)
Monica

Kitty Pryde (X-Men) vs Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
Tough but have to go with Kitty

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) vs Yoko (Gurren Lagann)
Willow

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta) vs Camille (Quantum of Solace)
Evey

The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons) vs Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
Minda

Blackjackg
2009-05-31, 12:53 PM
Voting only for the ones where I know both. I may do some research and vote on others, but I don't have the energy right now.

First 20:
Precious Ramotswe
Molly Hayes
Zelda

Second 20:
Sophitia

Third 20:
Ameratsu
Haley Starshine

Fourth 20:
Jennifer Walters

Fifth 20:
Sarah Williams
Susannah Dean

Sixth 20:
Trinity
Gertrude Yorkes

Seventh 20:
Bethany
Mrs. Louisa Wilburforce

Eighth 20:
Xena
Kitty Pryde

I'll add descriptions of my nominees shortly.

North
2009-05-31, 12:56 PM
To support Molly

http://bp2.blogger.com/_Xs81uECewhs/SApr9uXMLyI/AAAAAAAAAT8/q3BIfNoLGAo/s400/Molly4.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd171/northqwerty/MollyPun2.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd171/northqwerty/MollyWolv1.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd171/northqwerty/MollyWolv2.jpg

Terraoblivion
2009-05-31, 01:22 PM
And since poor Naoto seems to be losing to a girl without agency who just gets bounced around between evil stepmothers, anthropomorphic personifications and horny royalty, none of whom have more characterization than her, i thought i should present some arguments as to why Naoto is clearly the superior choice. How can you let the character without any but the sketchiest, most formulaic personality beat someone who is introduced seeming like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrvDx7c0QPs) but who can also learn to behave likethis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnboSMzGra0)?

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-05-31, 01:42 PM
Is there 160 already?

My nominations would have been...

Susan Sto Helit - Discworld
Monica Dawson - Heroes
River Tam - Serenity
Petra Arkanian - Ender's Game series
Ivy Walker - The Village

Nerd-o-rama
2009-05-31, 01:42 PM
Hoo boy, here we go

First Twenty
G(a)linda: tragic
Molly Hayes: d'aww
Toph Bei Fong: d'awwpleasdon'thurtme
Cameron Philps: I don't think River's on here, so...
Ziva David
Celia
Hayate Yagami

Second Twenty
I'm too big a fanboy of both Mrs. Weatherwax and Fate, so I'm abstaining on that one
Lamia Loveless
Susan Sto Helit
Samus Aran
Agatha Heterodyne: SCIENCE!
Officer Aeryn Sun: Everyone is shocked I'm voting against a Nanoha lead, I know

Third Twenty
[spoiler]
Ibis Douglas: Do you remember love?
Antimony Carver
Zeetha, daughter of Chump
Osaka: wait, can I just vote for Osaka to win it?
Etna
Yuki Nagato: ......

Fourth Twenty
Latooni Subota: needs her own game
Teana Lanster
Kaname Chidori: let's just say I'm a big fan
Faye Valentine

Fifth Twenty
Sam Carter
River Tam: Okay, so river is on here. Still voting for the Taminator as well
Lina Inverse
Kazumi Kato
Princess Azula
Sara Connor

Sixth Twenty
CC...Signum...argh, too much pressure! Abstaining
GLaDOS
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld: This one was a little easier at least.
Buffy

Seventh Twenty
Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn: a tough one, might have gone differently if it were B'ellana instead of Seven
Kaylee vs. Asuka: ...you're kidding, right? That's like choosing between a life without chocolate and a life without hot sauce. Two great things that are nothing alike, yet both necessary to a happy existence.
Bethany
EVE
Celes Chere
Misato Katsuragi

Eighth Twenty
Haruhi Suzumiya
Elphaba
Naoto Shirogane
Mara Jade: this was the "battle of the Mary Sues you can't help but like anyway", huh?
Willow Rosenberg
The Lady of Pain

Tengu_temp
2009-05-31, 01:57 PM
I'll add descriptions of my nominees soon, and for now you get my votes instead.

First 20

Toph
Rin
Zelda
Celia
Hayate


Second 20

Fate (but damn, that was a tough choice)
Lamia
Gaia
Penny
Sophitia
Samus
Agatha
edit: Chris
Subaru


Third 20

Ibis
Amaterasu
edit: Antimony
Zeetha
Osaka (sorry, PF)
Etna
Yuki


Fourth 20

Secret (another hard decision)
Lady Eboshi
Latooni (I'm surprised people actually vote for the religious fanatic instead of the cute and badass girl)
Teana
edit: the Queen
Kaname
Seras (won by a hair's breadth)


Fifth 20

Mia (mostly because I like River but her fanboys annoy me)
Balsa
Lina
Saber
Susannah


Sixth 20

Signum
Alicia
GlaDOS
Beatrix
Youko
can't decide on Kallen vs Jade


Seventh 20

Kaylee edit: Asuka (another flippin' tough choice)
EVE
Celes
Misato


Eight 20

Haruhi
Riza
Naoto
Eowyn
Kitty
Yoko
Midna

Poison_Fish
2009-05-31, 02:01 PM
First Twenty

G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who)

Celia (OOTS)

Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty

Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars)

Mother Gaia (mythology))

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)

Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III)

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)


Third Twenty

Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)

Death (Sandman)

Amaterasu (Okami)

Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)

Horo (spice and wolf)

Etna (Disgaea)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty

Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)

Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft

Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)

Seras Victoria (Hellsing)

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

Tuip O' Hare (Preacher)


Fifth Twenty

Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly)

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers)

Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Jessica Atreides (Dune)

Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)


Sixth Twenty

C.C. (Code Geass)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game)

Circe (Greek mythology)

Chani (Dune)

Karolina Dean (Runaways)

Temperance Brennan (Bones)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)

Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek) vs Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)

Bethany (Dogma)

EVE (WALL-E)

Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Leela (Doctor Who)

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever)

SHODAN (System Shock)

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


Eighth Twenty


Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness)

Elphaba (The Wicked Series)

Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)

Monica (Dark Chronicle)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men)

Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Camille (Quantum of Solace)

Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)


and I'm spent.

Terraoblivion
2009-05-31, 03:27 PM
Kaname Chidori too could use some support, because she really is that awesome. The haircut scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pv4RDaR0YA) should be very good at showing off just how gentle and caring she can be, while her first meeting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgRBmIe0O2w&feature=related)with her boyfriend's boss shows her tendency to interpret everything in accordance to action movies. Sadly all of the examples of her being badass would be heavy spoilers, so i can only show caring Kaname, jealous Kaname and silly Kaname, leaving badass Kaname for your imagination.

Llama231
2009-05-31, 04:23 PM
I am not voting for all of them.
First Twenty
Rose Tyler
Toph Bei Fong
Kai Winn
Zelda
Celia


Second Twenty
Susan Sto Helit
Samus Aran
Miko Miyazaki


Third TwentyHaley Starshine


Fourth Twentyn/a
[spoiler]


Fifth Twenty[spoiler]Kazumi Kato
Princess Azula


Sixth TwentyMartha Jones
GLaDOS
Buffy
Kira Nerys
[spoiler]


Seventh Twenty[spoiler]Sarah Kerrigan
[spoiler]

Eighth Twenty[spoiler]
Eowyn (Closest by far.)
Willow Rosenberg
Minda

Scylfing
2009-05-31, 04:36 PM
Where is Athena? WHERE? How can you NOT nominate her?

Sorry, dropped the ball on that one. My Athena-worshipping Paladin is gonna have words with me I think.

Well it's time to put on the campaign hat and buttons and get to work. :smallwink:


Jeanne d'Arc (Friedrich Schiller's version):
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1572/jeannedarcorleanide.jpg
Teenage farmgirl turned iconic warrior-maiden and French heroine of the Hundreds Years War, she received visions from God in the persons of saints telling her to drive out the English from France, and proved to be actually both inspiring and skilled as a warlord (until she falls in love at least *cough*). Gets the ending that she deserved in reality by staging a dramatic escape attempt instead of burning at the stake--but, the play is still a tragedy. The definitive female Paladin if ever there was one.

Eowyn:
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6642/eowynb.jpg
"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund’s daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him." And she did. Besides her CMoA for women everywhere vs. the Witch-King, Tolkien’s Shield-maiden is interesting in that she walks the line so narrowly between courage and fatalism and could quite easily have fallen into shadow, all of which situates her quite nicely within the Norse-Germanic tradition of heroism--a field generally reserved for men. I suggest reading “Beowulf, the Monsters and the Critics” to get what Tolkien was on about here. Then again she is rehabilitated of this attitude eventually, but hey, you can't fight all the time.

Chris Lightfellow:
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9843/s3chrisb.jpg http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6995/chris02.jpg
Chris, the Silver Lady, is one of three perspective characters from an underrated game, who can go on to be the main protagonist if the player so chooses. The thing that I like about her is that she's a subversion of Joan’s archetype, in that she doesn't want to be treated as an inspirational symbol for her country, no matter that her great deeds on the battlefield, her magnanimous demeanor toward her charges (and of course her appearance) make this inevitable. What makes me like her even more is that she doesn’t whitewash the horrors of war or what a knight’s duty requires—mostly because she spends half of the game making up for an (accidental) atrocity she committed. Isn’t that what a Paladin should be like? I think so.


Youko Nakajima (anime version preferred):
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/1705/jk111jt1.jpg
(She's the one in the armor.) Youko, otherwise known as the Red Child and Queen of Kei, fits within the ordinary-teenage-girl-who’s-really-a-royal trope and the whisked-off-to-another-world trope, but she too subverts expectations and IMO proves that these don’t need to be solely confined to silly romantic comedies or melodramas. She’s nigh impossible to like at first (but then again it’s entirely realistic why that is) but over the course of her experiences believably overcomes both her surroundings and herself to become a brave, and eventually wise and genuinely humble warrior-queen. I think the fact that she too could quite easily have gone over into amoral selfishness (and therefore failed as a ruler) and doesn’t fail to acknowledge that, is what I like about her the most—yes I’m a broken record, but I know what I like.

I'll cast my votes after I've had a chance to go over the lists.

Quayleman
2009-05-31, 08:29 PM
First Twenty




Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)
Molly Hayes (Runaways)
Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: the Legend of Aang)
Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)
Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)
Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Donna Noble (Doctor Who) vs Ziva David (Navy CIS)
Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)



Second Twenty




Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)
Mother Gaia (mythology)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Morag (Neverwinter Nights)
Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)



Third Twenty




Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)
Death (Sandman)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)
Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)
Michelle Dessler (24)
Horo (spice and wolf)
Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)



Fourth Twenty




Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)
Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
The Queen (Hazards of Love)
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)
Emma Peel (Avengers)



Fifth Twenty




Sam Carter (Stargate)
River Tam (Firefly)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)
Lina Inverse (The Slayers)
Emma Frost (X-Men)
Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Jessica Atreides (Dune)
Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)



Sixth Twenty



C.C. (Code Geass)
Martha Jones (Doctor Who)
Circe (Greek mythology)
GLaDOS (Portal) vs Chani (Dune)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Temperance Brennan (Bones)
Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)



Seventh Twenty




Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
Bethany (Dogma)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
Leela (Doctor Who)
Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
SHODAN (System Shock) vs Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Klara Prast (Runaways)



Eighth Twenty



San (Princess Mononoke)Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
Snow White (Fables) vs Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Monica (Dark Chronicle)
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Seonor
2009-05-31, 08:56 PM
My votes. Character descriptions will follow.

First Twenty


Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)

Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Celia (OOTS)

Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty

Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)

Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)

Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty


Death (Sandman)

Amaterasu (Okami)

Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials)



Fourth Twenty

Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)

Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline)

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty

Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly)

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo)

Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Emma Frost (X-Men)

Nico Minoru (Runaways)

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Sara Connor (terminator series)


Sixth Twenty

Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

GLaDOS (Portal)

Karolina Dean (Runaways)

Temperance Brennan (Bones)

Max Guevara (Dark Angel)

Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)

Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)

Bethany (Dogma)

EVE (WALL-E)

Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever)

SHODAN (System Shock)

Klara Prast (Runaways)


Eighth Twenty

San (Princess Mononoke)

Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Seonor
2009-05-31, 09:02 PM
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
Professional photographer, foster mom for half a dozen children, underground journalist, uncovers a huge conspiracy and saves everyone in the process. Go play it, it is that good.

Coraline (Coraline)
The young heroine of the novel, comic, movie and musical (http://www.mcctheater.org/shows/08-09_season/coraline/index.html). She is clever, curious, resourceful, brave and tricky.

Antimony Carver(Gunnerkrigg Court)
See for yourself (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=1)

Bethany (Dogma)
Metatron: I am to charge you with a holy crusade.
Bethany: For the record, I work in an abortion clinic.


More tomorrow, when I'm less tired.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-01, 04:26 AM
Susannah Dean
http://www.thedarktower.com/images/sdwiki.jpg
I am a maid of constant sorrow, I've seen trouble all my days...

Born Odetta Susannah Holmes and growing up in 1960s New York, she was a bright, educated, politically active and socially conscious young black woman. Not always. At other times she would be Detta Walker, an acid-tongued black soul with grit and spitfire. Suffering from disassociative personality disorder, the woman eventually known as Susannah Dean would become an unshakeable, crucial pillar of Roland Deschain's band of gunslingers. One of Stephen King's most memorable creations.

Death of the Endless
http://images.quizilla.com/L/Lorac/1034605593_turesdeath.jpg
It's not any harder to be nice than it is to be nasty.

Making the anthropomorphic personification of Death a cute, perky young Goth girl was a stroke of genius on the part of Neil Gaiman. Introduced in the 8th issue of the groundbreaking Sandman series, Death embodies joy, cheerfulness and hope, completely at odds with the grim character most expect her to represent. With the fashion sense of a rock star and a social-worker's bleeding heart, Death is a byword for cool in any universe.

Tulip O'Hare
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/760/87995-67205-tulip_super.jpg
Now I have an entire arsenal in that truck outside, and nothing is going to stop me from using every ounce of it to protect you.

Garth Ennis's Preacher's most valuable female star, Tulip O'Hare preferred Sgt Rock comics, hunting deer in the woods and practicing her aim with a sixgun rather than play with dolls and such growing up. After seeing her father get shot and saving her best friend from rape, Tulip met Jesse Custer, and her life would never be the same. From a relatively simple life of grand theft auto and sex under the stars to hunting down God Almighty alongside her boyfriend and an Irish vampire, Tulip is harder than nails and won't hesitate to put a bullet in the head of anything moving that would stop her from being with her man.

River Tam
http://www.gilesbowkett.com/images/river_tam_psychic.jpg
I can kill you with my brain.

Imagine a child prodigy, a genius so blinding that it makes ordinary clever people look as dumb as postholers. Imagine a girl being able to achieve anything she sets her mind to, from math to science to dancing. Now imagine that girl in possession of amazing psychic powers. If you could step back and let her live her life, congratulations, you're a normal person. If you would rather cut into her brain and find out what is it that makes her so special, then you have the right stuff to be an evil scientist in the employ of the Alliance. Hailing from Joss Whedon's Firefly, River Tam is the breakout character for very good reasons. One, she gets the best lines, mixing pseudoscience with hilarious childish insight. Two, she's played by the unbelievably cute Summer Glau. And three, she can shoot three gorram soldiers with her eyes closed and slaughter an entire room full of savage Reavers single handed. River Tam is not to be messed with.

Trinity
http://www.sizemore.freeuk.com/trinity.gif
Neo: I thought you were a guy. Trinity: Most guys do.

Oh come on, you should know this one. Looks good in tight black leather. Can drive anything asleep better than anyone on the planet. Loyal soldier of Morpheus. Far, far too good for the likes of Keanu Reeves. That's Trinity.

Trillian
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjAxODY0ODc3Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMTM2NzI3._V1._ SX481_SY311_.jpg
I have one degree in mathematics and another in astrophysics, and I just didn't feel like waiting another day at the job agency, okay?

Tricia McMillan is the archetype for intelligent girls whom the guy would love to get but never quite manages. Played by the only woman in the world capable of playing her in the movie, Zooey Deschanel, Trillian is Arthur Dent's reason for trudging onwards when the entire universe decides to make his life as miserable as they can possibly manage. Smart, funny and beautiful, only the death of Douglas Adams himself prevented a meaningful resolution to her relationship to the last survivor of the human race.

Ramona Flowers
http://joeshusterawards.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/spvol5.jpg
Dude, we're disobeying arbitrary rules made up by people who hate us. Let's just go home and relax.

You know that cool girl you had a crush on? You know her. Everyone knows someone like her. The girl with the blue hair who listens to the bands that everybody will be gushing over in a few months, who never feels out of place no matter where she is, who can throw a few things from her closet together and look better than a runway model, who is never less than effortlessly cool, calm and in control. That's Ramona. She has it together. Sure, she's got a secret past and seven evil-exes (Note: Not ex boyfriends) that our hero Scott Pilgrim has to defeat before he can officially be with her, but hey. Ramona's worth it.

Kim Possible
http://the-adventurers-club.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/10/kim_possible_mission_outfit.jpg
What's the sitch?

Cheerleader by day, superhero who saves the world by night, Kim is every girl's favourite hero. Star of one of the best Disney animations I've seen in a long while, Kim is resourceful, courageous, heroic, athletic, and consistently awesome. Plus she has long red hair. Love the long red hair.

Haarkla
2009-06-01, 07:01 AM
Fourth Twenty: Vote Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)


http://www.absoluteanime.com/princess_mononoke/eboshi.jpg

http://www.princess-mononoke.com/webkit/images/063_conflict.jpg

Lady Eboshi is Sans (Princess Mononokes) rival and enemy. While both could be considered 'good' they have very different ideas on the future of the forest. Lady Eboshi wants to build a town, while San wants to preserve the forest. This leads to a very realistic conflict between them, while Ash-itaka, the male lead, tries to keep the peace. She has a fantastic catfight with San.


Eboshi: "Without that ancient God the animals here would be nothing but dumb beasts once more. When the forests have been cleared and the Wolves wiped out this desolate place will be the richest land in the world. And Princess Mononoke would become human."

Ash-itaka: "Princess Mononoke?"

Eboshi: "Princess of the spirits, of ghouls, beasts, and ancient gods. The Wolves stole her soul and now she lives to kill me."

Seventh Twenty: Vote Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


I see Klara Prast is narrowing the gap on Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955)). It would be a travesty if she were to win.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Katie_johnson_ladykillers.jpg

Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955)) is a little old lady from the 1950's who takes in a lodger who turn out to be part of a criminal gang disguised as musicians. The criminals use her house as base to commit a daring robbery. Wilberforce finds out about the robbery and insists the criminals return the money, they decide to kill her. The criminals draw straws to determine who has to kill her, but end up killing each other.

The film is excellently put together and both timeless and evocative of the period, and I would describe it as the best British movie ever made. It is far superior to the recent American remake.


"You know, I was so surprised when I heard what you were playing. It brought back something that, really, I'd completely forgotten all about: my 21st birthday party. You see, my father had engaged a string quintet to come in and play in the evening; and while they were playing Boccherini, someone came in and said the old queen had passed away. And everyone went home. And that was the end of my party, all that time ago, in Pembroke."

Finn Solomon
2009-06-03, 10:05 AM
Come on guys, still time to post up descriptions and vote.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-03, 10:59 AM
I know, I am just caught up in one of my usual streaks of laziness.

Serpentine
2009-06-03, 11:07 AM
Whoa. Noone voted for Ripley from Alien? Really? She's only the best example of a truly feminist* character I can think of, and hardcore to boot!

*She's a hero who happens to be female. And that's that, no big deal.

Scylfing
2009-06-03, 11:24 AM
First Twenty


None
None
None
None
None
None
Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
Ziva David (NCIS)
Alexstrasza (Warcraft)
None


Second Twenty


Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
None
Mother Gaia (mythology)
Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)
Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)
None
Samus Aran (Metroid)
Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)
Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III)
Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)


Third Twenty

None
Death (Sandman)
Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)
None
None
Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms)
Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)
Etna (Disgaea)
None
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke)
None
Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)
Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)
None
None
Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)
Wonder Woman (DC)
Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty


None
River Tam (Firefly)
None
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Queen Bavmorda (Willow)
Emma Frost (X-Men)
Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)
Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower)
Jessica Atreides (Dune)
Sara Connor (terminator series)


Sixth Twenty


None
None
Circe (Greek mythology)
Chani (Dune)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)
Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)
Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
None


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek)
Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Joan of Arc (Clone High)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
None
Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)
Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)
Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
None


Eighth Twenty


San (Princess Mononoke)
None
None
Snow White (Fables)
Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)
None
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)

Drascin
2009-06-03, 01:34 PM
I know, I am just caught up in one of my usual streaks of laziness.

Same. But I think I'm morally obligated to post at least a base description of Balsa, because the idea of a genuinely cool female hero losing to Lara Croft is hard to stomach.

Anyway, now, for Balsa:


http://www.fantasymundo.com/galeria/imagenes/Cine01/18678.jpg


Balsa is a female yojimbo - a kind of wandering warrior that acts as temporal bodyguard in exchange for money. Tough but fair, understanding but no-nonsense, with surprising resourcefulness, great skill with the spear, and a will of adamantium, it's not hard to see that she's damn good at it, too.

However, there is much more to Balsa than her badassness, even if she does have that (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdKiPOkh0K8) in spades (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33d9_gAncYc&feature=related). She's a caring woman who ends up being the best surrogate mother that Prince Chagum could have ever hoped for. She's a loyal friend who looks out for her own. She... does have more than a bit of an anti-establishment streak, to be blunt, too. And, most important of all, she's a real female heroine, in the sense Serpentine mentioned for Ripley. No stereotypes, no fanservice. Just a plain female warrior with a heavy load on her mind.

Also, she's a spearwoman in a medium usually dominated by swords. That has to count for coolness points :smallbiggrin:.

So I have to ask for some votes for her, because I honestly think she deserves better than dissappearing in the first round.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-03, 01:38 PM
Then think about how i feel about seeing one of the best portrayals of transgender issues in pop culture losing to someone whose entire characterization was just a formulaic statement of the late medieval standard of beauty.

Drascin
2009-06-03, 01:56 PM
Then think about how i feel about seeing one of the best portrayals of transgender issues in pop culture losing to someone whose entire characterization was just a formulaic statement of the late medieval standard of beauty.

I don't even quite remember who Naoto was against, actually - I do remember the vote being completely obvious, though. I'd remember if I had had to think my decision. Gimme a moment to look back...

...Snow White? Are you sure Naoto is losing to Snow White? That'd indeed be a sad thing. Naoto wasn't even my favorite character in P4, but seriously. Snow White? I barely even counted her as anything more than a MacGuffin, not a character! :smallconfused: Even my six-year old sister thinks she's a terribly boring princess (and Disney's version actually gave her a bit more character than the fables), and she finds even Barbie movies entertaining!

Picture me totally weirded out, here :smallconfused:.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-03, 02:42 PM
I find it weirder that people vote for Sister Miriam, who's clearly the worst, most horrible leader in SMAC - you should hate this close-minded, Luddist fanatic if you're not religious, and hate her even more if you are religious, for besmirching the name of religion.
They could like her as a character, I guess, but it's still a pretty weird choice.

No, still no descriptions. I should have them ready soon, though.

kamikasei
2009-06-03, 03:00 PM
Bold are yeas, strikethroughs are nays, italics are "I don't know the characters well enough or lack strong feelings either way".

Also, Rin clearly beats Six and Nagato is just plain better than Ramona who loses to Kim if we're talking about that series anyway, guys c'mon.

First Twenty

Precious Ramotswe (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) vs G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who) vs Molly Hayes (Runaways)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)

Cersei Lannister (Song of Fire and Ice series) vs Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night) vs Baltar's Hallucinatory Six (Battlestar Galactica)

Kai Winn (Star Trek DS9) vs Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who) vs Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Alexstrasza (Warcraft) vs Celia (OOTS)

Honor Harrington (Honorverse) vs Hayate Yagami (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Second Twenty

Fate Testarossa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) vs Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars) vs Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology) vs Garona Halforcen (Warcraft)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog) vs Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series) vs Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied) vs Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid) vs Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick) vs Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Chris Lightfellow (Suikoden III) vs Morag (Neverwinter Nights)

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape) vs Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty

Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars) vs Silky (Enid Blytons The Faraway Tree)

Death (Sandman) vs Fuchsia (Sinfest)

Amaterasu (Okami) vs Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories) vs Antimony Carver (Gunnerkrigg Court)

Elli Quinn (Vorkosigan saga) vs Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Catti-brie (Forgotten Realms) vs Michelle Dessler (24)

Horo (spice and wolf) vs Osaka (Azumanga Daioh)

Etna (Disgaea) vs Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) vs Ramona Flowers (Scott Pilgrim)

Lyra Belacqua (His Dark Materials) vs Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing) vs Secret (Keychain of Creation)

Lady Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) vs Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars) vs Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft) vs Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft) vs The Queen (Hazards of Love)

Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga) vs Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)

Coraline (Coraline) vs Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic)

Seras Victoria (Hellsing) vs Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica) vs Wonder Woman (DC)

Tuip O' Hare (Preacher) vs Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty

Maev Stiofan (Last Legion series) vs Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly) vs Mia Fey (Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney)

Balsa (Seirei No Moributo) vs Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) vs Sarah Williams (Labyrinth)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers) vs Queen Bavmorda (Willow)

Emma Frost (X-Men) vs Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Nico Minoru (Runaways) vs Le Marquise de Merteuil (Dangerous Liasons)

Susannah Dean (The Dark Tower) vs Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang) vs Jessica Atreides (Dune)

Sara Connor (terminator series) vs Alyx Vance (Half Life 2)


Sixth Twenty

C.C. (Code Geass) vs Signum (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Alicia Melchiot (Valkyria Chronicles game) vs Martha Jones (Doctor Who)

Circe (Greek mythology) vs Erin Kelly (Rural Reign)

GLaDOS (Portal) vs Chani (Dune)

Karolina Dean (Runaways) vs Trinity (The Matrix)

Temperance Brennan (Bones) vs Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms) vs Max Guevara (Dark Angel)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass) vs Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) vs Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9) vs Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)


Seventh Twenty

Seven of Nine (Star Trek) vs Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly) vs Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Bethany (Dogma) vs Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E) vs Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible) vs Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Leela (Doctor Who) vs Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Cate Archer (No One Lives Forever) vs Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

SHODAN (System Shock) vs Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5) vs Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Klara Prast (Runaways) vs Mrs Louisa Wilberforce (The Ladykillers (1955))


Eighth Twenty

San (Princess Mononoke) vs Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness) vs Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

Elphaba (The Wicked Series) vs Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Snow White (Fables) vs Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)

Xena (Xena: Warrior Princess) vs Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Hester Shaw (Mortal Engines) vs Monica (Dark Chronicle)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men) vs Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) vs Yoko (Gurren Lagann)

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta) vs Camille (Quantum of Solace)

The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons) vs Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

Terraoblivion
2009-06-03, 03:15 PM
And i believe i owe everyone an apology for attacking Snow White. A friend told me that Fables was not just a capitalization of a plural noun but the name of the comic book that was the source of the character. From what i read about her, i still clearly prefer Naoto, but at least i see the reason behind the nomination. A disambiguation would probably be wise, however, since i know that quite a few other people made the same mistake i did.

Drascin
2009-06-03, 04:47 PM
And i believe i owe everyone an apology for attacking Snow White. A friend told me that Fables was not just a capitalization of a plural noun but the name of the comic book that was the source of the character.

...oh. Well, it seems I messed up too. By fables I genuinely thought they wanted to say "the 'original' Snow White from old fables and tales, and not the Disney version". I never thought of a comic called Fables.

Well, another notch to the "made self look like an idiot" column :smalltongue:.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-03, 05:25 PM
Current standings:
http://ffrpg.republika.pl/waifu1.PNG
It should be accurate, but I haven't checked it twice to make sure - it took a lot of time even without that.

I'd like to ask everyone for two things:
1. Note in some way to which 20 does every of your votes belong, it makes writing them down much easier.
2. If you make some changes to your votes, mark them in an easily visible way and write a new post in which you say that you made some changes, for the same reason.

Speaking of which, I made some changes to my votes.

Cubey
2009-06-03, 05:34 PM
I've decided to invalidate Tengu's list from the very start - here are changes to my votes!
Group 2:
Fate vs Granny - I voted no one, voting Fate now (I like them both, but Fate needs more votes)
Chris vs Morag - I voted no one, voting Chris now

Huh, only two changes? I could've sworn there were more. Not that any of these would be tiebreakers. Except for Integra vs Secret, and I'm not voting there because I wanna see how it turns out without my intervention. Yes, that's what we call evil.
Updating my original post now.
(And I bet Samus Aran will win anyway)

Scylfing
2009-06-03, 06:06 PM
And i believe i owe everyone an apology for attacking Snow White. A friend told me that Fables was not just a capitalization of a plural noun but the name of the comic book that was the source of the character. From what i read about her, i still clearly prefer Naoto, but at least i see the reason behind the nomination. A disambiguation would probably be wise, however, since i know that quite a few other people made the same mistake i did.

Yeah I assumed it was the Fables comic version and not Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I cast my vote for her. That and I have no idea who Naoto is, sorry.

And it's a good comic, or it was before it got waaaaaaaay too political for my taste.


Chris vs Morag - I voted no one, voting Chris now

Thanks, I'll take it for whatever your reason is. :smallsmile:

I could understand her losing to Morag as she was originally conceived of by Rob Bartel (if you haven't read his leaked notes for how the NWN Original Campaign was supposed to be, before it got gutted, and if you know the game at all, well I recommend doing so), but I mean really, the OC was so bad that nothing coming out of it deserves mention...

Well okay, "Here comes halfling death!" but other than that? Nada.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-03, 06:11 PM
I had never heard about Fables, so it is kinda hard to realize that the character is from it. I should have been smarter and checked if there was something called it first, though. And why the hell are you apologizing? I'm the one who started insulting a character for thinking it was a different one.

Scylfing
2009-06-03, 06:31 PM
And why the hell are you apologizing? I'm the one who started insulting a character for thinking it was a different one.

Um, it wasn't an apology, just expressing condoloences that your favorite character is losing and sorry for not even knowing who she is.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-03, 06:36 PM
Ah, damn. I don't seem to have a good day today. I never really got used to seeing "sorry" as anything but a word of apology either, that's the most common usage and the Danish equivalent of that cannot mean you express sympathy. I mean i should know that usage, it just doesn't seem to come naturally to me.

Cubey
2009-06-03, 06:43 PM
@Scylfing: Your post convinced me to vote for Chris, as she seems an interesting character in your description. As opposed to Morag, who kinda falls flat for me, and also belongs to the absolutely awful single-player campaign of vanilla NWN. Why people vote for her? My theory is only because they know what Neverwinter Nights is, but not Suikoden.

So, the same thing as with Super Robot Wars and SMAC, basically.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-03, 06:49 PM
And Cubey has a pretty good point there, adding a vote for Chris as well. She sounds cool from what you said, Scylfing.

Istari
2009-06-03, 07:08 PM
First 20
Toph Bei Fong
Zelda

Second 20
Samus Aran

Third 20
Haley Starshine

Fourth 20
Tyrande Whisperwind
Jaina Proudmoore

Fifth 20
Lara Croft
Princess Azula

Seventh 20
Kim Possible

Eighth 20
Xena

Scylfing
2009-06-03, 07:55 PM
I never really got used to seeing "sorry" as anything but a word of apology either, that's the most common usage and the Danish equivalent of that cannot mean you express sympathy. I mean i should know that usage, it just doesn't seem to come naturally to me.

No worries, I had a feeling this might have been it actually: it's off-topic but I remember that was one of the examples my Germanic Languages professor mentioned about American definitions and usages of words making their way into other languages.


@Scylfing: Your post convinced me to vote for Chris, as she seems an interesting character in your description.


And Cubey has a pretty good point there, adding a vote for Chris as well. She sounds cool from what you said, Scylfing.

Cool, now I know how campaign managers feel. :smallwink: Thanks.

It's unfortunate that Suikoden III never got a PAL release (I believe it's the only one that didn't) so yeah I imagine it's not too well-known.

This clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw_0g0b-BCA) doesn't really have any big spoilers in it but I thought I'd tag it anyway; it's Lady Chris and her best knights just before the final battle and I think it's worth a view. There's a playthrough of the whole game on there too but it's freaking long.

Linkavitch
2009-06-03, 08:18 PM
Here are my votes:


First Twenty


G(a)linda (The Wicked Series)

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

Hoshi Sato (Star Trek)

Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)

Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Donna Noble (Doctor Who)

Celia (OOTS)

Honor Harrington (Honorverse)


Second Twenty


Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Mother Gaia (mythology)

Penny (Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog)

Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Lucy/Nyuu (Elfen Lied)

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)

Morag (Neverwinter Nights)

Subaru Nakajima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)


Third Twenty


Ibis Douglas (Super Robot Wars)

Death (Sandman)

Hecate (Another Goddess from Greek/Thracian Mythology)

Susan Calvin (Isaac Asimov's Robot stories)

Zeetha, daughter of Chump (Girl Genius)

Michelle Dessler (24)

Horo (spice and wolf)

Etna (Disgaea)

Yuki Nagato (Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty


Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)

Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)

Firekeeper (The Firekeeper Saga)

Coraline (Coraline)

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Wonder Woman (DC)

Emma Peel (Avengers)


Fifth Twenty


Sam Carter (Stargate)

River Tam (Firefly)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers)

Emma Frost (X-Men)

Nico Minoru (Runaways)

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Jessica Atreides (Dune)

Sara Connor (terminator series)


Sixth Twenty


C.C. (Code Geass)

Martha Jones (Doctor Who)

Circe (Greek mythology)

GLaDOS (Portal)

Trinity (The Matrix)

Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)

Youko Nakajima (The Twelve Kingdoms)

Jade (Beyond Good&Evil)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)


Seventh Twenty


Seven of Nine (Star Trek)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)

Joan of Arc (Clone High)

EVE (WALL-E)

Sally Lockhart (Ruby in the Smoke)

Jeanne d'Arc (The Maid of Orleans play)

Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Susan Ivanova (Babylon 5)

Klara Prast (Runaways)


Eighth Twenty


San (Princess Mononoke)

Ryougi Shiki (The Edge of Emptiness)

Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Snow White (Fables)

Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Monica (Dark Chronicle)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)

Minda (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)


Which isn't to say I've actually heard of some of these people...:smalltongue:

king korath
2009-06-03, 10:56 PM
MY Votes

First Twenty
Molly Hayes (runaways)
Toph Bei Fong (avatar)
Baltar's six (battlestar galactica)
Honor Harrington (honorverse)
second twenty
Fate Testarossa
Penny (Dr. Horrible)
Samus Aran
Agatha Heterodyne (girl genius)
third twenty
Death (Sandman)
Arya Stark (Song of Ice and Fire)
Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)
fourth twenty
Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)
Teana Lanster (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Battlestar Galactica)
Seras Victoria (Hellsing)
Wonder Woman (DC)
fifth twenty
River Tam (Firefly)
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Emma Frost (X-Men)
Nico Minoru (Runaways)
Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)
Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)
Sara Connor (terminator series)
sixth twenty
C.C. (Code Geass)
GLaDOS (Portal)
Trinity (The Matrix)
Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Gertrude Yorkes (Runaways)
seventh twenty
Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)
Kim Possible (Kim Possible)
SHODAN (System Shock)
eighth twenty
Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)
Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)
Snow White (Fables)
Kitty Pryde (X-Men)
Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Evey Hammond (V for Vendetta)
The Lady of Pain (Dungeons and Dragons)

Kato
2009-06-04, 02:07 AM
Meh, missed the nominations, dang it. Anyway, some votes. Sadly most of them were sorting out stuff which I didn't watch/read and then there where choices as Ceras vs Faye....



Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Bleu Dais (Breath of Fire)

Rin Tōsaka (Fate Stay Night)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Ziva David (Navy CIS)

Celia (OOTS)

Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)

Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Susan Sto Helit (Discworld)

Captain Janeway (Star Trek)

Teyla Amagin (Stargate Atlantis)

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Miko Miyazaki (Order of the Stick)

Officer Aeryn Sun (Farscape)

Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)

Faye Valentine (Cowboy Bebop)

Sam Carter (Stargate)

Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)

Lina Inverse (The Slayers)

Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Kazumi Kato (Order of the Stick)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

C.C. (Code Geass)

Trinity (The Matrix)

Beatrix (Final Fantasy IX)

Max Guevara (Dark Angel)

Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld (Code Geass)

Buffy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

Kira Nerys (Star Trek DS9)

Seven of Nine (Star Trek)

Asuka Langley Soryu (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Bethany (Dogma)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible)

Trillian (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Celes Chere (Final Fantasy 6)

Misato Katsuragi (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

(not sorted, sorry)

Cubey
2009-06-04, 11:04 AM
Here's a character description.

Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars)
http://srwog.velv.net/char_images/latun.png

A 14 year old girl, with a very unlucky past. She was one of the many children at the School, a facility designed to produce ideal mecha pilots. Conditions at the School were incredibly brutal and inhumane, including experimentation (drugs, mental behavioring, etc), so there was an extremely high mortality rate of the students and only few graduated - and Latooni was not one of them. Her unit crashed during one of exercises, and she was left for dead, only to be discovered by Giado Verendi and Garnet Sunday, a pair of EFA pilots who semi-adopted her and gave her a family she never had. And even after that, bad things just keep happening to her, including having to fight with her old School friends, some of them dying, and similar (highly spoilerrific) unpleasantness. It seems the very world is out to make her traumatized for life.
Latooni is an extremely capable pilot, whether in a fighter jet or a giant robot. She's also very intelligent and an excellent tactician, and can hold her own even on foot as the School's hellish training left her with strength and dexterity easily surpassing most grownup humans. Latooni was extremely withdrawn at first, rarely interacting with anyone, but a warm atmosphere created by her unofficial "parents" and other fellow mecha pilots (including Ryusei Date, a huge otaku on whom Latooni has a hopeless crush - it's hopeless because he's mostly oblivious to her attraction), she's only very shy. Usually wears glasses, not seen on the picture above as that's when she's in her gothic lolita dress, which she ends up in on quite a few situations, usually against her own will. Latooni is one of your best pilots and good at piloting virtually any machine, but eventually gets her own mecha - the Fairlion (http://mahq.net/mecha/srw/og2/xam-007s.jpg). Of course, the (in-universe) designer was a dirty old man and made sure that a unit for a cute girl is equally cute as well. A similar unit is piloted by Shine Hausen, the princess of a small but important Dukedom, who has powerful supernatural abilities that allow her to predict the future but is not much of a fighter, so she needs Latooni as a bodyguard - both in and out of the robots. In fact, Latooni can remotely override Shine's controls (for example, during this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpbIO9Q17lY) attack) and pilot both units by herself AT THE SAME TIME - a testament to her skill.


The description's pretty long now and this is getting out of hand, so I'll finish now. Anyway, whether you didn't vote on anyone in the Latooni vs Miriam fight due to not knowing any of the characters, or voted on Miriam only because you knew SMAC but not SRW and not because you like the fundamentalist Luddite, I hope this post will make you change your mind.

kamikasei
2009-06-04, 01:31 PM
I'm changing a couple of votes:

Second Twenty:
Lamia Loveless (Super Robot Wars) vs Hat Guy's girlfriend (xkcd)

Fourth Twenty:
Latooni Subota (Super Robot Wars) vs Sister Miriam Godwinson (Alpha Centauri)

Tengu_temp
2009-06-04, 05:05 PM
Pretty good description, Cubey - wanna write the ones for the rest of my nominees for me? Yeah, I already know the answer...

Current standings:
http://ffrpg.republika.pl/waifu2.PNG

Finn Solomon
2009-06-04, 09:29 PM
Tengu, where did you get that vote counting program? Anyway it's really helpful and thanks for posting it.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-04, 09:32 PM
I believe he is hand counting them, actually.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-04, 09:44 PM
Yes, I counted by hand and used Excel to record the results.

Aidan305
2009-06-04, 09:53 PM
That's a disappointing number of anime/manga characters in the lead in their respective bouts.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-04, 09:56 PM
Blame western writers for their inability to create captivating female characters.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-04, 09:58 PM
Wouldn't Hyatt be more reliable despite dying all the time? :smalltongue:

Also the latest chart seems to have an error in that the first match-up of the first four twenties has been eaten by the program.

Nerd-o-rama
2009-06-04, 10:00 PM
Blame western writers for their inability to create captivating female characters.Actually, if I'd noticed this thread in time I'd have nominated a few western characters that weren't already. Thursday Next being the one left out that pops immediately to mind.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-04, 10:04 PM
Honestly complaining about either is silly. I won't deny that i have predominantly nominated and voted for characters created in Japan, this does not mean i believe that Japanese created characters are intrinsically better, it merely means i have a greater familiarity with Japanese pop culture. I believe that for people who focus the most on a relatively narrow subset of pop culture it is the only reasonable way around it.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-04, 10:05 PM
Actually, if I'd noticed this thread in time I'd have nominated a few western characters that weren't already. Thursday Next being the one left out that pops immediately to mind.

I know, I answered a stereotypical anti-anime point with a stereotypical anti-western one. There's a lot of western characters I like myself, just like there's a lot of anime characters I hate.

Fixed the table. It wasn't a program, it was me.

Holocron Coder
2009-06-04, 11:31 PM
First Twenty

Toph Bei Fong (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Cameron Philps aka Taminator (Sarah Connor Cronicles)

Zelda (Legend of Zelda)

Alexstrasza (Warcraft)


Second Twenty

Sophitia (Soul Calibur series)

Samus Aran (Metroid) vs Alita/Gally (Battle Angel Alita/Gunnm)
O god, that one's hard.. but I have to go with Samus.


Third Twenty

Death (Sandman)

Haley Starshine (Order of the Stick)


Fourth Twenty

Sir Integra Hellsing (Hellsing)

Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)

Tyrande Whisperwind (Warcraft)

Jaina Proudmoore (Warcraft)

Seras Victoria (Hellsing)


Fifth Twenty

River Tam (Firefly)

Saber (Fate/Stay Night)

Princess Azula (Avatar: The Legend of Aang)

Sara Connor (terminator series)


Sixth Twenty

GLaDOS (Portal)

Caerula Sanguis (Battle Angel Alita: Last Order/Gunnm)


Seventh Twenty

Mirax Terrik/Mirax Horn (starwars Expanded Universe)

Kaylee Frye (Firefly)

Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft)

Kim Possible (Kim Possible)


Eighth Twenty

Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist manga)

Kreia (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2)

Kitty Pryde (X-Men) vs Mara Jade (Skywalker) (Star Wars)
Aw. Kitty's cool, but Mara Jade wins that one

Midna (Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)


I only voted on ones where I knew both characters or felt strongly about a particular one :smallsmile:

Arraxis
2009-06-05, 12:05 AM
Any time I put a dash (-), it means I have elected not to vote, either because I'm not familiar with any of the characters, or I can't decide between them.

Galinda
-
Toph Bei Fong
-
Rin Tōsaka
Cameron Philips aka Taminator
Zelda
-
Alexstrasza
-
Esme Weatherwax
-
Mother Gaia
Susan Sto Helit
Captain Janeway
Lucy/Nyuu
Samus Aran
Miko Miyazaki
-
Officer Aeryn Sun
-
-
Amaterasu
-
-
-
Osaka
Etna
Yuki Nagato
Haley Starshine
-
Lady Eboshi
-
-
-
-
Kaname Chidori
Faye Valentine
-
-
Sam Carter
River Tam
-
-
Lina Inverse
Saber
-
Kazumi Kato
Princess Azula
Sara Connor
C.C.
Alicia Melchiot
Circe
GLaDOS
Trinity
-
Youko Nakajima
Kallen Kozuki/Stadtfeld - to help her catch up, since I like both her and Jade
-
-
Seven of Nine
Kaylee Frye
Bethany
EVE
-
-
Trillian
SHODAN
Misato Katsuragi
-
Haruhi Suzumiya
Riza Hawkeye
Kreia
Naoto Shirogane
Xena
-
Mara Jade
Yoko
-
Midna


It's a shame they all can't be winners, though :D

Poison_Fish
2009-06-05, 02:16 AM
I'm quite saddened by the lack of Ryogi Shiki love going on in here. The reason is pretty clear though, everyone knows of FMA, very few know of Kara no Kyoukai. Now while I agree, Riza Hawkeye is a cool character, I will never the less defend Shiki and offer more information for her. As I believe Shiki to be quite a complex and well written character.

However, I'm also very lazy and I know my efforts are in vain. So, I offer up this meek argument in the form of two musical trailers. Trailer 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUAhJlWx27o&feature=related) Trailer 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNVmT3ho7kw).

Edit: It's highly encouraged to watch them in high quality.

kamikasei
2009-06-05, 05:02 AM
That's a disappointing number of anime/manga characters in the lead in their respective bouts.

If you think the non-anime characters they're competing against are better, by all means argue that case. Or perhaps, if you like some character and see she's being beaten by another, you could ask what makes the leading character so popular? Maybe you'll discover new characters to like.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-06, 01:49 AM
Thanks for voting! The winners have been chosen, the ties were broken by a coin toss. The next round of voting is now open. Same as before, same time next week.

First Twenty Lara Croft goes up against Kira Nerys.
Bleu Dais vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Hayate

Snow White vs Kaylee

Youko Nakajima vs Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya vs Hester Shaw

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty Marvel vs DC.
Emma Frost vs Wonder Woman

Princess Zelda vs Evey Hammond

Molly Hayes vs Leela

Zeetha vs Princess Azula

Death vs Faye Valentine

Antimony Carver vs Osaka

Rin Tosaka vs Riza Hawkeye

Emma Peel vs 7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong vs Etna

Bethany vs Kim Possible

Third Twenty Sam Carter vs Circe of Greek Mythology, and a nice showdown between Susan Sto Helit and Kaname Chidori.
Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Morag vs Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran vs Jade

Susan Sto Helit vs Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter vs Circe

Misato Katsuragi vs Sophitia

Kreia vs Nico Minoru

G(a)linda vs Yuki Nagato

Gaia vs EVE

Celes Chere vs Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty Get out while you still can...River Tam vs Trinity!
Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity

Jaina Proudmoore vs Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs GLaDOS

Ibis Douglas vs Kara Thrace

Trillian vs Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg vs Lucy/Nyuu

Catti-Brie vs Minda

kamikasei
2009-06-06, 04:23 AM
Far fewer hard choices this time. Agatha vs GLaDOS gave me the most pause.

I will urge one particular vote: Lady Eboshi over Jaina Proudmoore - I'm worried Jaina has more exposure, but take my word for it people, Eboshi is by far the more compelling character. If no one has already given a description of her I'll hammer one together...

First Twenty
Bleu Dais vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Hayate

Snow White vs Kaylee

Youko Nakajima vs Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya vs Hester Shaw

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty
Emma Frost vs Wonder Woman

Princess Zelda vs Evey Hammond

Molly Hayes vs Leela

Zeetha vs Princess Azula

Death vs Faye Valentine

Antimony Carver vs Osaka

Rin Tosaka vs Riza Hawkeye

Emma Peel vs 7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong vs Etna

Bethany vs Kim Possible

Third Twenty
Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Morag vs Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran vs Jade

Susan Sto Helit vs Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter vs Circe

Misato Katsuragi vs Sophitia

Kreia vs Nico Minoru

G(a)linda vs Yuki Nagato

Gaia vs EVE

Celes Chere vs Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty
Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity

Jaina Proudmoore vs Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs GLaDOS

Ibis Douglas vs Kara Thrace

Trillian vs Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg vs Lucy/Nyuu

Catti-Brie vs Minda

Haarkla
2009-06-06, 07:15 AM
I too will urge one particular vote: Circe over Sam Carter.

Odyseusses conflict with Circe is one of the highlights of a classic voyage of mystery and discovery. Circe is a strong woman, weilding supernatural power, in a world of powerful men, gods and monsters. She is the original sorceress.

I find Stargate very americanocentric and militaristic, and find it difficult to empathise with any of the characters.



First Twenty

Snow White vs Kaylee

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Lara Croft beats a Star Trek funny forehead with ease.

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Another tough one involving Bennet v one of my own nominations. Both are good characters but Bennet has had far more development and proven staying power so I am going to have to vote against my own nomination.

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF

Xkcd is more scientifically rigourous. Scientific rigour beats pseudoscientific nonsense. Hat Guy's GF is also a more interesting character. Xkcd seems to delight in science while Doctor who seems to look at it as an obstacle to get around.



Second Twenty

Zeetha vs Princess Azula

Emma Peel vs 7 of 9


Third Twenty

Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Little old lady beats Mossad agent.

Sam Carter vs Circe



Fourth Twenty

Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity

Jaina Proudmoore vs Lady Eboshi

Tengu_temp
2009-06-06, 08:43 AM
First Twenty

edit: Bleu
Hayate
Youko
Latooni (damn tough choice, but Esme will surely get more votes here so I'll go with the underdog)
Haruhi
Kira


Second Twenty

Zeetha (Azula is a great character but a horrible person)
Osaka
Can't choose on Rin vs Riza... just can't.
Toph (once again a damn hard choice)


Third Twenty

Cameron
Samus (have I mentioned tough choices yet?)
Kaname
Misato
Yuki
Celes


Fourth Twenty

River
Eboshi
Amaterasu
Agatha
Ibis


I was too late with descriptions for my nominees for the first round, but I have to do them in this round. They need'em.

Terraoblivion
2009-06-06, 09:25 AM
You should find a less evil randomizer, Finn. So many struggles where it will be horrible to decide.

First Twenty
None

Hayate

Kaylee

None

Latooni Subota (Same reason as Tengu)

None

Haruhi Suzumiya

None

None

None

Second Twenty
None

Princess Zelda

None

Zeetha (hard choice, but Zeetha wins in the end)

Faye Valentine

Osaka

Riza Hawkeye (This is pure evil, but i think that in the end i'll stand by Riza, there was a reason i nominated her)

None

Etna

None

Third Twenty
Louisa Wilberforce

None

Jade

Kaname Chidori

None

Misato Katsuragi

None

Yuki Nagato

None

Celes Chere

Fourth Twenty
None

None

River Tam

Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu (How can you do this? But Ammy will probably be the underdog, so i keep her)

Agatha Heterodyne

Ibis Douglas

Sir Integra Hellsing

None

Midna

For such a small amount of different matches, this sure was rough to decide.

darkblade
2009-06-06, 10:31 AM
First Twenty Bleu Dais

Haley Starshine

Kaylee

Lina Inverse

Esme Weatherwax

Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya

Kira Nerys

Celia

Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty
Wonder Woman

Princess Zelda

Molly Hayes

Princess Azula

Death

Osaka

Rin Tosaka

7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong

Kim Possible

Third Twenty
Ziva David

Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran

Susan Sto Helit

Sam Carter

Misato Katsuragi

Nico Minoru

Yuki Nagato

EVE

Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty
Buffy

Sarah Connor

River Tam

Lady Eboshi

C.C.

GLaDOS

Kara Thrace

Sir Integra Hellsing

Honestly can't vote on this one.

Catti-Brie

bladedSmoke
2009-06-06, 11:45 AM
First Twenty

-
Haley Starshine
Kaylee
-
Esme Weatherwax
-
Hester Shaw
-
-
Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty

-
Princess Zelda
Molly Hayes
Princess Azula
Death
Antimony Carver
-
Emma Peel
Toph Bei Fong
Kim Possible

Third Twenty

-
-
-
Susan Sto Helit
-
-
-
-
EVE
-

Fourth Twenty

Eowyn
-
River Tam
-
-
-
-
Trillian
-
-

EDIT: In support of Hester Shaw, who I'm sure will inevitably lose to Haruhi but oh well, Hester is probably the only female character on these lists who is not physically beautiful and yet is still a sympathetic protagonist. She is made hideously ugly by a massive facial scar, and yet is not stuffed in a fridge, is not treated one-dimensionally, and is one of the deepest and most complex characters in the books she is in. I have no doubt that if the Mortal Engines books were more popular, and other Playgrounders had read them, Hester would win, but I guess sometimes popularity =/= quality. :smallsigh:

Oslecamo
2009-06-06, 12:47 PM
Blast me for not noticing this on time. Also I'll hate you all for eternity for not nominating my favorite female fictional character.

On the other hand, you would probably want to burn me at a cross if I told you who she was, so nevermind that.

Athaniar
2009-06-06, 01:09 PM
Looks like my team was quite decimated there.
I keep using that word. I do not think it means what I think it means.

Well, anyway, my votes for round two:

1st 20:
Tyrande Whisperwind
Haley Starshine
Kira Nerys
Celia

2nd 20:
Princess Zelda
Leela
Seven of Nine

3rd 20:
Ziva David
Morag
Samus Aran
Sam Carter
Misato Katsuragi
Gaia

4th 20:
Eowyn
Jaina Proudmoore
Catti-Brie

In addition, I'm making cool (YMMV) badges for those who vote on my girls! Stay tuned.

EDIT: Here they are! Add one to your sig if you're playgrounder enough to vote for that gal.

EDIT EDIT: Hey, I resized them using 'Bucket, but they (all but one) still appear as their previous size when I link them here!

Poison_Fish
2009-06-06, 05:24 PM
First Twenty
Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine

Kaylee

Lina Inverse

Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan

Haruhi Suzumiya

Kira Nerys

Celia

Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty
Emma Frost

Princess Zelda

Molly Hayes

Princess Azula

Death

Osaka

Rin Tosaka

Emma Peel

Etna

Bethany

Third Twenty
Louisa Wilberforce

Samus Aran

Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter

Misato Katsuragi

Nico Minoru

Yuki Nagato

Gaia

Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty
Buffy

Kitty Pryde

River Tam

Lady Eboshi

C.C.

GLaDOS

Kara Thrace

Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg

Minda

Nerd-o-rama
2009-06-06, 05:32 PM
Blast me for not noticing this on time. Also I'll hate you all for eternity for not nominating my favorite female fictional character.

On the other hand, you would probably want to burn me at a cross if I told you who she was, so nevermind that.Bella Swan?

First Twenty
Bleu Dais: I'll be honest here. I just really hate Tyrande and wasn't expecting her to advance.
Hayate
Kaylee
Lina Inverse
Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax: You did it again, you ass****, so I'm abstaining.
Aeryn Sun
Haruhi Suzumiya

Second Twenty
Wonder Woman
Princess Zelda
Leela
Zeetha
Faye Valentine
Osaka
Rin Tosaka
Emma Peel
Toph Bei Fong
Bethany

Third Twenty
Ziva David
Cameron Phillips: This is more of another vote against someone (Morag isn't a character, she's a boss sprite), but SCC is cool.
Samus Aran: I'm probably going to get punched by my Beyond Good and Evil-fan friends
Kaname Chidori: Unlike many people, I have no complaints with Susan, but...
Sam Carter
Misato Katsuragi
Kreia
Yuki Nagato: Sorry, G(a)linda. You both made me cry, but Yuki can flip out and kill people.
EVE
Celes Chere

Fourth Twenty
Eowyn vs Buffy: Gonna have to abstain here
Sarah Connor: Cool won out over cute here.
River Tam
Lady Eboshi
C.C.
Agatha Heterodyne: Tough choice, but Agatha has more character simply because of her medium
Ibis Douglas: Battle of cute pilots with crappy lives go.
Sir Integra Hellsing
Willow Rosenberg
Midna: You meant Midna, right?

Scylfing
2009-06-06, 10:46 PM
I almost want to reinstall NWN just to kill Morag again, but then I'd have to play that campaign so bleh. Well at least I have Eowyn in the battle of the tough blondes, and Youko as the smart redhead vs. the stupid one, so we'll see.

Oh and Samus vs. Jade? That's just evil, man.

First Twenty
Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine

Snow White

Youko Nakajima

Esme Weatherwax

Officer Aeryn Sun

None

None

Elizabeth Bennet

None

Second Twenty
Emma Frost

Princess Zelda

None

None

Death

Osaka

Riza Hawkeye

Emma Peel

Etna

None

Third Twenty
Ziva David

Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran

Susan Sto Helit

Circe

Misato Katsuragi

None

None

Gaia

Celes Chere

Fourth Twenty
Eowyn

Sarah Connor

Trinity

Lady Eboshi

None

None

None

Trillian

Willow Rosenberg

None

Athaniar
2009-06-07, 03:28 AM
I almost want to reinstall NWN just to kill Morag again, but then I'd have to play that campaign so bleh.

Use cheats, that's what I'm doing. Plow through the streets of Neverwinter as a level 20 kobold barbarian!

EDIT: Also, for a second time, here the badges are! Add one to your sig if you're playgrounder enough to vote for that gal.

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/JainaVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/MisatoVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/MoragVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/SamVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/TyrandeVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/ZivaVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/Catti-brieVote.pnghttp://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq108/GitPLordXavius/SevenVote.png

Drascin
2009-06-07, 05:54 AM
Lot of matches I don't particularly care about or don't know enough about both participants, many easy ones, two absolutely impossible ones. Samus vs Jade, you just don't do that to man, dude!

First Twenty
No vote

Hayate Yagami

No vote

Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota (Miss Weatherwax is going to win anyway, so I'll make things a bit more interesting)

Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya

Kira Nerys

No vote

Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty
No vote

Princess Zelda

Leela

Zeetha

Death

Antimony Carver

Rin Tohsaka

No vote

Etna

No vote

Third Twenty
No vote

Cameron Phillips

Jade Second impossible choice.

Susan Sto Helit. Sorry Kaname.

Circe

Misato Katsuragi

No vote

Yuki Nagato

EVE

Celes Chere

Fourth Twenty
Eowyn

Sarah Connor

River Tam

Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu

Agatha Heterodyne

Ibis Douglas

No vote.

No vote.

Midna

Tiger Duck
2009-06-07, 05:56 AM
First Twenty
Bleu Dais

Haley Starshine

Kaylee

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun Sorry bones Aeryn just kicks to much butt

Elizabeth Bennet

Martha Jones

Second Twenty
Wonder Woman

Evey Hammond

Molly Hayes

Princess Azula

Death

7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong

Bethany

Third Twenty
Ziva David

Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran

Sam Carter



Fourth Twenty
Buffy

Sarah Connor

River Tam

Agatha Heterodyne

Kara Thrace

Willow Rosenberg

banthesun
2009-06-07, 07:07 AM
San. She needs more votes. Now, lurker away!

darkblade
2009-06-07, 07:22 AM
EDIT: Also, for a second time, here the badges are! Add one to your sig if you're playgrounder enough to vote for that gal.



Can you put those in a spoiler? Major screen stretching here.

Haarkla
2009-06-07, 07:32 AM
Vote Circe

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/40/Circe_Gumery_cour_Carree_Louvre.jpg/270px-Circe_Gumery_cour_Carree_Louvre.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Circe_and_her_Lovers_in_a_Landscape_WGA.jpg

In the Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew arrived at Aeaea, Circes island, in great despair and exhaustion. After resting on the beach for three days, Odysseus divided his men into two groups, and sent his lieutenant Eurylochus with twenty two men to explore the land.

When Eurylochus's party found Circe's house, they found her singing and weaving on her loom. The witch invited them to enter, and all of them followed her except Eurylochus, for he, suspecting a trap, stayed outside. Those who came in Circe treated to a meal, to which she added a powerful drug. When they had eaten their meal, she struck them with her wand, and turned them into pigs. When this happened, Eurylochus hastened back to the beach and reported to Odysseus that his whole party had vanished. And when Odysseus decided to go to Circe's house, there was no way to convince Eurylochus to go with him.

So Odysseus went by himself, and on his way to Circe's he met Hermes, who, while giving him an antidote (a plant called Moly with black root and white flower) that would rob Circe's drugs of its power.

Once Odysseus proved immune to her magic, Circe realised that he must be a great hero and invited him to her bed. Odysseus then persuaded her to free his comrades. Circe smeared their pig heads with a salve, and they became men again. Charmed by the hospitality of the witch they stayed with her for a whole year.


Circe also features in the legend of the Argonauts. Medea (Circes niece), after killing her brother Apsyrtus to avoid persuit, came to Circes island for atonement, where Circe performed a ritual of purification.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-07, 07:42 AM
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Those are absolutely fantastic! Would you like to do the medals for the top five and eventual winner?

Allysian
2009-06-07, 07:55 AM
O.O I forgot to nominate Gemma Doyle, Felicity Worthington, Ann Bradshaw, and Pippa Cross. (Gemma Doyle Trilogy) I'm melting on the inside. :smallfrown:

Athaniar
2009-06-07, 08:13 AM
Those are absolutely fantastic! Would you like to do the medals for the top five and eventual winner?

Sure, why not. Glad my medal-crafting art is appreciated.

Tengu_temp
2009-06-07, 12:49 PM
Current standings:
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Llama231
2009-06-07, 01:13 PM
First Twenty
Haley Starshine
Kira Nerys
Celia
Martha Jones


Second Twenty
Princess Zelda
Princess Azula
7 of 9
Toph Bei Fong


Third Twenty
Samus Aran
Susan Sto Helit
Kreia
EVE (Finally got around to seeing Wall-E)


Fourth Twenty
Eowyn (Why does Eowyn keep getting characters who have their TV show named after them?!)
GLaDOS
Willow Rosenberg
Minda

Aidan305
2009-06-08, 05:55 AM
First Twenty

1.Bleu Dais
2. Haley Starshine
3. Kaylee
4. Lina Inverse
5. Esmerelda Weatherwax
6. Aeryn Sun
7. Hester Shaw
8. Lara Croft
9. Elizabeth Bennet
10. Hat Guy's Girlfriend

Second Twenty

1. Emma Frost
2. Princess Zelda
3. Molly Hayes
4. Zeetha
5. Death
6. Antimony Carver
7. Riza Hawkeye
8. Emma Peel
9. Toph Bei FOng
10. Kim Possible


Third Twenty

1. Louisa Wilberforce
2. Cameron Phillips
3. Samus Aran
4. Susan Sto Helit
5. Sam Carter
6. Misato Kitsaguri
7. Kreia
8. G(a)linda
9. Mother Gaia
10. Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty

1. Eowyn
2. Kitty Pride
3. River Tam
4. Lady Eboshi
5. Amaterasu
6. Agatha Hetrodyne
7. Kara Thrace
8. Sir Integra Hellsing
9. Willow Rosenberg
10. Midna

Kato
2009-06-08, 10:07 AM
First Twenty

Bleu Dais vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Hayate

Youko Nakajima vs Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya vs Hester Shaw

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF


Second Twenty

Emma Frost vs Wonder Woman

Princess Zelda vs Evey Hammond

Molly Hayes vs Leela

Zeetha vs Princess Azula

Death vs Faye Valentine

Rin Tosaka vs Riza Hawkeye

Emma Peel vs 7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong vs Etna

Bethany vs Kim Possible



Third Twenty

Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Samus Aran vs Jade

Susan Sto Helit vs Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter vs Circe

Misato Katsuragi vs Sophitia

Celes Chere vs Kazumi Kato


Fourth Twenty

Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity

Amaterasu vs C.C.


Trillian vs Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg vs Lucy/Nyuu

Quayleman
2009-06-08, 05:03 PM
First Twenty


Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine

Kaylee

Lina Inverse

Lara Croft

Elizabeth Bennet

Hat Guy's GF


Second Twenty


Emma Frost

Princess Zelda

Molly Hayes

Zeetha

Faye Valentine

Emma Peel

Toph Bei Fong

Bethany


Third Twenty


Samus Aran

Circe

Sophitia

Yuki Nagato

Gaia


Fourth Twenty


Eowyn vs Buffy

Kitty Pryde

Trinity

Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu

Agatha Heterodyne

Trillian

raitalin
2009-06-08, 05:27 PM
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Haley Starshine
Kaylee
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Esme Weatherwax
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Hester Shaw
Lara Croft
Celia
Hat Guy's GF

Emma Frost
Evey Hammond
Leela
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Death
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Emma Peel
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Kim Possible
Louisa Wilberforce

Cameron Phillips aka Taminator
Samus Aran
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Circe
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Kreia
G(a)linda
Gaia
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Buffy

Sarah Connor
River Tam
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Trillian
Willow Rosenberg
Catti-Brie

Arraxis
2009-06-08, 08:58 PM
Some of these match-ups were absolutely evil... I hope that the next round of voting isn't.

Tyrande Whisperwind
Haley Starshine
Kaylee
Lina Inverse (As much as I love The 12 Kingdoms and Youko, I just like Lina better, and she is voiced by Hayashibara Megumi. Sorry!)
Esme Weatherwax
Officer Aeryn Sun
Haruhi Suzumiya
Kira Nerys
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Wonder Woman
Princess Zelda
Leela
Princess Azula
Faye Valentine
Osaka
Rin Tosaka (I'm terribly sorry Riza, but my signature says it all... sorta.)
7 of 9
- (I just can't choose! Both are equal in my mind.)
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Cameron Phillips aka Taminator
Jade (Jade has more personality than Samus, and she beat Kallen, so I'll support her)
Susan Sto Helit
Circe
Misato Katsuragi
Kreia
Yuki Nagato
EVE
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Buffy
Sarah Connor
River Tam
Lady Eboshi
- (Another one I just can't decide on...)
GLaDOS
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Trillian
Lucy/Nyuu
Midna

Again, this round was evil, and I hope the next one is a little more clear-cut.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-09, 08:04 AM
Bloody hell, how I forgot to nominate Agent 355 from Y: The Last Man I have no idea. Damnit!

KataraAltinaII
2009-06-09, 11:05 AM
I don't know enough of these people to be playing...
maybe. I dunno. the few I DID know [or at least, the few that I took the effort of remembering who they were] are listed. lolz.

1st 20

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Haley Starshine
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Lara Croft
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2nd 20

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Princess Zelda
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Princess Azula
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Toph Bei Fong
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3rd 20

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Samus Aran
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Circe
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4th 20

Eowyn
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Midna

king korath
2009-06-09, 04:21 PM
First twenty
Haley Starshine
Snow White
Elizabeth Bennet
second twenty
Emma Frost
Zelda
Molly hayes
Princess Azula
Riza Hawkeye
Toph Bei Fong
Kim Possible
third twenty
Cameron Phillips aka Taminator
Samus Aran
Susan Sto Helit
Circe
Nico Minoru
EVE
Kazumi Kato
fourth twenty
Buffy
Kitty Pryde
Trinity
C.C.
Agatha Heterodyne
Kara Thrace
Sir Integra Hellsing
Willow Rosenberg
Minda

Blackjackg
2009-06-10, 12:03 PM
1st 20

Kaylee
Officer Aeryn Sun
Lara Croft

2nd 20

Emma Frost
Evey Hammond
Emma Peel
Bethany

3rd 20 - No picks

4rd 20

Buffy
Kitty Pryde
River Tam

Flame of Anor
2009-06-11, 10:04 PM
OK, here are my votes. Bold is vote; strikeout is no vote for that pair.

First Twenty

Bleu Dais vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Hayate

Snow White vs Kaylee

Youko Nakajima vs Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya vs Hester Shaw

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty Marvel vs DC.


Third Twenty

Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Morag vs Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran vs Jade

Susan Sto Helit vs Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter vs Circe

Misato Katsuragi vs Sophitia

Kreia vs Nico Minoru

G(a)linda vs Yuki Nagato

Gaia vs EVE

Celes Chere vs Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty

Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity

Jaina Proudmoore vs Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs GLaDOS

Ibis Douglas vs Kara Thrace

Trillian vs Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg vs Lucy/Nyuu

Catti-Brie vs Minda


Also, for anyone considering voting for Snow White, Trinity, or Circe, let me remind you how awesome (and pretty) the sci-fi ladies are.

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North
2009-06-12, 12:19 PM
First Twenty
Bleu Dais vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Hayate

Snow White vs Kaylee
WHAT the HELL????? ARGGHHHLL. So damn tough to pick.

Youko Nakajima vs Lina Inverse

Latooni Subota vs Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan vs Officer Aeryn Sun

Haruhi Suzumiya vs Hester Shaw

Lara Croft vs Kira Nerys

Elizabeth Bennet vs Celia

Martha Jones vs Hat Guy's GF

Second Twenty Marvel vs DC.
Emma Frost vs Wonder Woman
Nother realy tough one.

Princess Zelda vs Evey Hammond

Molly Hayes vs Leela

Zeetha vs Princess Azula

Death vs Faye Valentine

Antimony Carver vs Osaka

Rin Tosaka vs Riza Hawkeye

Emma Peel vs 7 of 9

Toph Bei Fong vs Etna

Bethany vs Kim Possible

Third Twenty
Ziva David vs Louisa Wilberforce

Morag vs Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Samus Aran vs Jade

Susan Sto Helit vs Kaname Chidori

Sam Carter vs Circe

Misato Katsuragi vs Sophitia

Kreia vs Nico Minoru

G(a)linda vs Yuki Nagato

Gaia vs EVE

Celes Chere vs Kazumi Kato

Fourth Twenty
Eowyn vs Buffy

Sarah Connor vs Kitty Pryde

River Tam vs Trinity
So beats trinity. Matrix is overrated.

Jaina Proudmoore vs Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs GLaDOS
Mad Science for the win. Glados will be making her cake and coffee.

Ibis Douglas vs Kara Thrace

Trillian vs Sir Integra Hellsing

Willow Rosenberg vs Lucy/Nyuu

Catti-Brie vs Minda

Seonor
2009-06-12, 05:39 PM
Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine

Kaylee

Lina Inverse

Esme Weatherwax

Temperance Brennan

Haruhi Suzumiya

Lara Croft

Celia

Martha Jones


Wonder Woman

Princess Zelda

Molly Hayes

Zeetha

Death

Antimony Carver

Emma Peel

Toph Bei Fong

Bethany


Ziva David

Cameron Phillips aka Taminator

Jade

Susan Sto Helit

Sam Carter

Kreia vs Nico Minoru

EVE

Kazumi Kato



Buffy

Sarah Connor

River Tam

Lady Eboshi

Amaterasu

Agatha Heterodyne

Trillian

Willow Rosenberg

Midna

Finn Solomon
2009-06-13, 02:15 AM
Thanks for voting! Good responses from all. As always, losers get kicked out, ties were broken by a coin toss. The eighty have become forty. Who will survive the next round of voting?

First Ten - The battle of the mechanical geniuses.

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten - Buffy overcame fierce opposition to make it this far, but her next fight is against Death herself.

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten - Battle of the red-haired fan favourites.

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten - Sam Carter fights robots.

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Tengu_temp
2009-06-13, 02:24 AM
This time all the choices were easy for me.

First Ten
Osaka
Agatha
Esme

Second Ten
Haruhi
Misato

Third Ten
River
Hat Guy's GF
Yuki
Zelda

Fourth Ten
Toph
Rin

banthesun
2009-06-13, 03:49 AM
Lina, Granny Weatherwax and Zelda

Poison_Fish
2009-06-13, 03:50 AM
First Ten

Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun

Osaka

Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace


Second Ten

Haruhi Suzumiya

Death

Elizabeth Bennett

Emma Frost

Misato Katsuragi


Third Ten

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Yuki Nagato

Princess Zelda

Haley Starshine


Fourth Ten

Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka

Sam Carter

Lady Eboshi

Haarkla
2009-06-13, 04:17 AM
Circes loss to Sam Carter is the 1st result here that has really annoyed me, it seems a victory of the ephemeral and culturally specific over the truly classic, and of modern militarism over ancient magic. I think that if this poll was rerun in even 10 years time the result would be very different.



First Ten
Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes
Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips
Osaka vs C.C.
Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye
Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax

Second Ten
Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor
Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit
Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato

Third Ten
Kim Possible vs River Tam
Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Fourth Ten
Sam Carter vs EVE
Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi
Kreia vs Ziva David

Tengu_temp
2009-06-13, 05:04 AM
Circes loss to Sam Carter is the 1st result here that has really annoyed me, it seems a victory of the ephemeral and culturally specific over the truly classic, and of modern militarism over ancient magic. I think that if this poll was rerun in even 10 years time the result would be very different.


Or maybe they prefer a character with an actual personality over a generic Evil Enchantress? Remember, classic != good, and we're voting on characters here, not on the sources they come from.

kamikasei
2009-06-13, 07:12 AM
It's really started coming down to "she's a fantastic character, but she's a more likable person" now.

First Ten

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

darkblade
2009-06-13, 08:48 AM
First Ten

Molly Hayes

Cameron Phillips

Osaka

Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace


Second Ten
Haruhi Suzumiya

Death

Sarah Connor

Emma Frost

Misato Katsuragi


Third Ten
River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Yuki Nagato

Princess Zelda

Princess Azula


Fourth Ten.

Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka

Sam Carter

Willow Rosenberg

Ziva David

Blackjackg
2009-06-13, 09:11 AM
Darn, I figured I'd know more characters the further we got in. Ok.

1st 20 -
Emma Peel
Officer Aeryn Sun

2nd 20 - No Votes

3rd 20 -
River Tam
Hat Guy's GF

4th 20 - No Votes

Terraoblivion
2009-06-13, 11:15 AM
You know, Haarkla, both of the two classics teachers i've had would like a word with you about ancient Greek mythology not being culturally specific. Now that we are at it my historic method teacher would like to have a word with you about the relative worth of things that are old compared to things that are new. I would also like to point out that although the Odyssey is ancient, its status as a classic was totally forgotten in the period between the fall of Rome and the mid-19th century classicism. For most of European history the Odyssey wasn't really well-known to scholars and once it was revived to knowledge the general classicism was such that anything Greek was considered good.

It is also worth keeping in mind that the very status as a classic can prolong the lifespan of a work of art after it has lost its relevance and people have ceased truly enjoying it. At times people trying to defend its relevance attribute new meaning to a work of art, King Oedipus is the most obvious example of that. That is not the same as the work of art possessing an imminent quality making it worthy through the ages, however, it rather means that people try to create meaning for a work that they have a priori decided holds a deeper significance.

Finally Tengu has a good point that the quality of a work or its historical significance, at least the latter of which is hard to contest for the Odyssey, does not necessarily reflect upon the characters in it. It is perfectly possible for a work of art to be truly great, but possess several bad characters, just as it is possible to create a great piece of literature that works partially because of the weakness of the characters. As such it is by no means reasonable to say that because a specific work is a classic then it follows that the characters from it are good too.

There is also the fact to consider that if classic is automatically better the development of human culture would look radically different. After all in such a view we would expect most things to devolve culturally rather than evolve, just like we would expect people today to be dumber than people in the past. However, sciences from neurology to history have reached the opposite conclusion, that more complex societies breed people capable of more complex reasoning, which can be said to rhyme better with the fact that humans presumably didn't evolve from earlier hominids with a complex society fully created.

Also just wondering here, what is bad about the culturally specific? Its very cultural specificity means that it holds a resonance and a significance to the members of that culture that a classic, timeless piece might lack. To put it differently a culturally specific work that not just grows popular, but has a strong effect on those enjoying it likely speaks more deeply to the issues that concern members of that culture, than a classic piece that requires substantial work to understand on even the most superficial level. So essentially what i am saying is that there is no such thing as a work of art that holds specific, deeper value except through its reception with the audience and viewed in such a light it is entirely fair and reasonable that Circe lost, even your arguments for why she should have won hinges less on a deep enjoyment of the character than on an essentialist view of artistic merit.

First Ten
CC

Agatha Heterodyne

Esme Weatherwax

Second Ten
Haruhi Suzumiya

Misato Katsuragi

Third Twenty
River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Yuki Nagato

Princess Zelda

Fourth Ten
Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka

Lady Eboshi

Drascin
2009-06-13, 12:02 PM
This time there's only one point that really gives me pause - Yuki vs Samus. Well, Rin vs Midna too, but to a lesser degree.

First Ten

No vote

No vote

Osaka

Agatha Heterodyne

Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

Haruhi Suzumiya

Death

No vote

Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi


Third Ten

River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Yuki Nagato[/I]

Princess Zelda

Princess Azula


Fourth Ten

Toph Bei Fong

Rin

EVE

Lady Eboshi

Kreia

Scylfing
2009-06-13, 12:58 PM
You know, Haarkla, both of the two classics teachers i've had would like a word with you about ancient Greek mythology not being culturally specific. Now that we are at it my historic method teacher would like to have a word with you about the relative worth of things that are old compared to things that are new. I would also like to point out that although the Odyssey is ancient, its status as a classic was totally forgotten in the period between the fall of Rome and the mid-19th century classicism. For most of European history the Odyssey wasn't really well-known to scholars and once it was revived to knowledge the general classicism was such that anything Greek was considered good.

That doesn't seem quite accurate to me. It is true that Homeric scholarship, particularly examining the Odyssey, rose significantly in Western Europe in the 18th and 19th century, but it wasn't so much that the text came into vogue if that's what you're saying, but because this is when serious questions started arising of the authorship and dating of the poem (or re-arising I guess I should say, since that was a major question in late antiquity too). People began re-examining the Odyssey then in part to match it up linguistically and stylistically with the Iliad and other texts of its presumptive era, but the poem had been known in Western/Northern Europe since at least the late-16th/early-17th Century when the first English translation was made, and well enough in Italy in the Middle Ages for Dante to have taken it as one of his few original contributions to Classical Myth in the Inferno. And that's not even to mention its history in Byzantium.

I agree with you that opinion or status of works like these can and does change as they're transmitted across time and place. But even as that happens though they still have a lasting, permanent affect upon the present and future due to the role they had in developing language, literature and culture beyonds its own point of origin. I think what Haarkla might have been trying to say is that a character like Sam Carter and a story like Stargate SG-1 will never have comparable influence to its competitor.

It's kind of funny though since Stargate was all about how the Ancient and the mythological had direct influence upon the present or near future.

Oh and I disagree with anyone characterizing Circe as simply a "generic evil enchantress," it's more that she's an agent of punishment for Odysseus' men who behave like pigs--and potentially for Odysseus if he does the same. Think of her in comparison to Penelope and the sailors to the suitors; I think we would have cheered Penelope if she had been able to turn the suitors into swine. (Weaving is an important point mentioned for both of them too.) She also plays a significant advisory role to Odysseus so that shouldn't be overlooked. This isn't to say that she's a strong character, but I think there's more going on than just the evil magical stuff.


Anyway, back to the actual topic:

First Group

Emma Peel
Officer Aeryn Sun
Osaka
Esme Weatherwax


Second Group

Haruhi Suzumiya; eh, she would've crushed Youko here anyway.
Death
Elizabeth Bennett
Susan Sto Helit
Misato Katsuragi


Third Group

Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine


Fourth Group

Lady Eboshi
Ziva David

Terraoblivion
2009-06-13, 02:46 PM
While the Iliad and the Odyssey might well have been more well-known than i believed, this is not to say that they were the ancient classics the way they began being considered in the 19th century. If you look at 18th century texts and earlier the classics they focus on tend to be Roman rather than Greek, with the Aeneid as the example standing above all. Greece rather than Rome becoming the focus of classic scholarship was a gradual trend beginning in the 18th century and culminating in the early 20th century with especially Spartan terminology being prevalent in political and athletic movements.

As for Dante including Odysseus in Inferno it does not necessarily imply an intimate familiarity with either the Iliad and the Odyssey. Multiple medieval novels center on the Trojan war, however, neither of them have very much resemblance to the Iliad. Rather they were based on what the writer could figure out based on other medieval writers and whichever ancient texts he had access to, which was frequently nothing more than that it was an ancient and important war. So, not having read Inferno, i cannot conclusively tell that it is not the same at play for Dante, and given my general knowledge about medieval literature and science i am inclined to believe that is the case.

And i completely and utterly agree that the chances of Stargate having a similar influence are utterly minimal for a variety of reasons, none of which include the comparative quality of the show and the poem. Foremost among these reasons is that Stargate was created with a much larger amount of competing works and thus had no ability to become anywhere near as dominant the Iliad and the Odyssey. Basically the chances of anything, achieving that kind of influence today is virtually non-existent, the sheer amount of entertainment produced these days make it unfeasible to expect. The other primary reason is that the Odyssey and the Iliad achieved their influence through a long history of mythologization, essentially divorced from their actual quality. Their status was as early as Archaic Greece based on being the great work of the ancients and thanks to Greek scholarship and views surviving for so long, they kept being presented as possessing the wisdom and moral purity of the ancients, rather than being judged on their literary merits. Which isn't to say that they are bad literature, because they aren't, just that their fame and influence doesn't truly hinge on their quality.

As for Circe being a generic evil sorceress then i think the answer is both yes and no, depending on what aspects of her you are looking at. If you look at her as a character then she most certainly is, she doesn't really get much characterization. If you look at her as a plot element she is a flat character performing numerous important plot functions, like you pointed out. This is essentially a popularity contest for characters, rather than judgement of greatest works of art ever and as such Tengu looked at the aspects of her that were relevant for the situation at hand.

Tiger Duck
2009-06-13, 03:35 PM
o boy some verry tough choices for me

First Ten

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips kicks as much butt but has more personality

Osaka vs C.C. no vote

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten -

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya no vote

Buffy vs Death Death sounds great but i know Buffy

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor on the one hand my best nominate other hand toughes woman on tv..

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit no vote

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato no vote


Third Ten

Kim Possible vs River Tam sorry youre to well adjusted

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind no vote

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula sorry you just miss her ruthfullness


Fourth Ten

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda no vote

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Llama231
2009-06-13, 03:43 PM
First Ten

Second Ten
Buffy
Susan Sto Helit
Kazumi Kato


Third Ten
Hat Guy's GF
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Princess Azula (Toughest one this round for me.)


Fourth Ten Wow, I actually voted for all of these ones.
Toph Bei Fong
Minda
EVE
Willow Rosenberg
Kreia

Kato
2009-06-13, 04:03 PM
First Ten
Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David


We're narrowing it down quite fast. Though, I wonder how some characters (Lady Eboshi? Wth?) are still in there...
And I still regret not nominating the Boss, damn it.

Athaniar
2009-06-13, 05:00 PM
*Emerges from the debris*

Girls? You still with me? Everybody still alive please raise their hands.

Only four, huh? Well, you four, combined with others I like...

My votes for this round are as follows:

Group 2
Emma Frost
Misato Katsuragi

Group 3
Samus Aran
Tyrande Whisperwind (vs Zelda? This one’s going to be hard to win)
Haley Starshine

Group 4
Sam Carter
Ziva David (what an opportunity, I can both vote for a favorite and vote away a character I hate!)

bladedSmoke
2009-06-13, 05:04 PM
First Ten


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Kaylee Frye
Esme Weatherwax

Second Ten

Haruhi Suzumiya
Death
---
Susan Sto Helit
---

Third Ten

River Tam
Hat Guy's GF
---
Princess Zelda
Princess Azula

Fourth Ten

Toph Bei Fong
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EVE
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raitalin
2009-06-13, 05:10 PM
First Ten

Emma Peel
Cameron Phillips
none
Kaylee Frye
Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

none
Death
Sarah Connor
Emma Frost
none


Third Ten

River Tam
Lara Croft
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine


Fourth Ten

Trillian
Minda
EVE
Willow Rosenberg
Kreia


Good, almost all of the people I've never heard of are gone now.

Mando Knight
2009-06-13, 05:17 PM
First TenEmma Peel
Cameron Phillips
C.C.
Agatha Heterodyne
Esme Weatherwax
Second TenHaruhi Suzumiya
Buffy
Sarah Connor
Emma Frost
Kazumi Kato
Third TenRiver Tam
Hat Guy's GF
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine
Fourth TenTrillian
Minda
Sam Carter
Lady Eboshi
Kreia

Campaign platform for C.C.: Pizza.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Codegeass0616LG.jpg

Terraoblivion
2009-06-13, 05:25 PM
Actually i think i will change my vote. Rather than voting for Osaka i will vote for CC. Unlike more than ninety percent of all Azumanga fans i don't have Osaka as one of my very favorites in either the show or the manga, while CC is quite awesome.

So CC rather than Osaka, going to go back and edit too.

afroakuma
2009-06-13, 05:32 PM
First Ten
-
-
-
Agatha Heterodyne
Esme Weatherwax

Second Ten
-
Death
Elizabeth Bennett
-
-

Third Ten
River Tam
-
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine (tough choice, though)

Fourth Ten
Toph Bei Fong (redeemed!)
-
EVE
Willow Rosenberg
-

Flame of Anor
2009-06-14, 01:21 AM
Again, bold is vote, strikeout is no vote on pair.

First Ten


Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax

Second Ten


Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten


Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten


Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Jamin
2009-06-14, 02:22 AM
First Ten -

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten -
Spoiler

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten
Spoiler

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten
Spoiler

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Cubey
2009-06-14, 06:33 AM
Could someone explain where is Minda from? Or is it Midna (Legend of Zelda) and her name is being horribly butchered in like every second post?

GAThraawn
2009-06-14, 07:15 AM
Only a couple of these to weigh in on, but Buffy, River Tam and Willow Rosenburg.

darkblade
2009-06-14, 07:34 AM
Looks like my prize horse Molly is running into some trouble against a British intelligence agent. Time to plead a case.

Exhibit A:
http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/77/76837-75916-molly-hayes_super.jpg

Exhibit B:
http://bp2.blogger.com/_Xs81uECewhs/SApr9uXMLyI/AAAAAAAAAT8/q3BIfNoLGAo/s400/Molly4.jpg

Exhibit C:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2758138990_629ea91ff8.jpg?v=0

Molly Hayes is an 12-year old mutant with the ability to manifest super strength and limited invulnerability in short bursts before tiring out and requiring sleep.

When she was 11 Molly discovered along with a group of five older kids that their parents are a secret society of Supervillains who made a deal with a group of biblical giants to destroy all life on Earth except for their six children who will be gifted with immortality and dominion over the new world.

As a member of the de facto superhero group the "Runaways" Molly seeks to atone for the crimes of her lost parents, protect LA from the influx of supervillains seeking to fill the power vacuum created when the children defeated their parents and most importantly tries "not to die."

Molly usually feigns ignorance and a pure childlike innocence when dealing with adults but is frequently shown to be far more intelligent and slightly cynical when all the cards are on the table.

It is often implied that she was the most traumatized by her parents being evil out of the team and occasionally dreams of finding out that the whole last two years of her increasingly insane life have been nothing more than just dreams.

Arraxis
2009-06-14, 08:29 PM
-
Cameron Phillips
C.C.
Kaylee Frye
Esme Weatherwax
Lina Inverse (Terribly sorry Haruhi, but a close fight will make it more interesting... right? Right?)
Buffy
Sarah Connor
Susan Sto Helit
Misato Katsuragi
River Tam
-
Yuki Nagato
Princess Zelda
Princess Azula
Toph Bei Fong
Rin Tosaka
EVE
Lady Eboshi
Kreia

Wish I could have voted for both Lina and Haruhi...

Alteran
2009-06-14, 09:22 PM
First Ten

Kaylee Frye


Second Ten

Sarah Connor
Kazumi Kato


Third Ten

River Tam
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine


Fourth Ten

Sam Carter

Tengu_temp
2009-06-15, 09:57 AM
Current standings:

http://ffrpg.republika.pl/waifu31.PNG

Soepvork
2009-06-15, 10:44 AM
Votes are bold, strikeouts are no votes :)

First Ten - The battle of the mechanical geniuses.

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten - Buffy overcame fierce opposition to make it this far, but her next fight is against Death herself.

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten - Battle of the red-haired fan favourites.

Kim Possible vs River Tam

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten - Sam Carter fights robots.

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Linkavitch
2009-06-15, 12:40 PM
First Ten

Emma Peel

Officer Aeryn Sun

Osaka vs

Agatha Heterodyne

Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

Lina Inverse

Buffy

Sarah Connor

Emma Frost

Kazumi Kato


Third Ten

River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Samus Aran

Princess Zelda

Haley Starshine


Fourth Ten

Trillian
Minda

EVE

Willow Rosenberg

Kreia


My votes. Here we go!

North
2009-06-15, 02:52 PM
First Ten

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips

Osaka vs C.C.

Agatha Heterodyne vs Kaylee Frye

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten

Lina Inverse vs Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy vs Death

Elizabeth Bennett vs Sarah Connor

Emma Frost vs Susan Sto Helit

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato


Third Ten

Kim Possible vs River Tam
Your a jerk. This is tougher then Agatha vs Haylee.

Hat Guy's GF vs Lara Croft

Yuki Nagato vs Samus Aran

Princess Zelda vs Tyrande Whisperwind

Haley Starshine vs Princess Azula


Fourth Ten

Trillian vs Toph Bei Fong

Rin Tosaka vs Minda

Sam Carter vs EVE

Willow Rosenberg vs Lady Eboshi

Kreia vs Ziva David

Shadow_Elf
2009-06-15, 07:47 PM
First Ten
Kaylee Frye

Second Ten
Lina Inverse
Death
Emma Frost

Third Ten
River Tam
Lara Croft
Samus Aran
Princess Zelda
Haley Starshine

Fourth Ten
Sam Carter

Roland St. Jude
2009-06-15, 08:06 PM
Use cheats, that's what I'm doing. Plow through the streets of Neverwinter as a level 20 kobold barbarian!

EDIT: Also, for a second time, here the badges are! Add one to your sig if you're playgrounder enough to vote for that gal.

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Sheriff of Moddingham: Just a friendly reminder that the maximum height of images allowed in signatures is 120 pixels. You may want to shrink these down so that people who use them don't accrue warnings/infractions.

Nerd-o-rama
2009-06-15, 08:46 PM
Ooh, a lot more of these are difficult

First Ten
Officer Aeryn Sun
Osaka: LSD > Pizza
Kaylee Frye: Same character archetype, one slightly more interesting
Esme Weatherwax: Finally one I feel less guilty about

Second Ten
Lina Inverse: Gotta go with the classic universe-rendering avatar of chaos
Death
Susan Sto Helit: so is the above like her aunt or something?
Misato Katsuragi

Third Ten
River Tam
Hat Guy's GF
Yuki Nagato
Princess Zelda
Princess Azula

Fourth Ten - No Sam you are the robots
Toph Bei Fong
Midna
Sam Carter
Willow Rosenberg
Ziva David

Finn Solomon
2009-06-16, 06:23 AM
Guys, I implore you to vote for Death! My Neil Gaiman fanclub membership will be revoked if she doesn't at least make it to the top twenty.

ThunderCat
2009-06-16, 09:05 AM
OK, I don't know enough of these characters to decide in most cases, but please I put my votes on Death, and Granny Weatherwax, whatever group they're in (I'll drop by again if they're competing against each other).

Flame of Anor
2009-06-16, 09:24 AM
Guys, I implore you to vote for Death! My Neil Gaiman fanclub membership will be revoked if she doesn't at least make it to the top twenty.

Well, I haven't read Sandman, but Neil Gaiman is cool, and so I'll change my vote from Buffy to no-vote.

Fri
2009-06-16, 09:57 AM
Molly Hayes is awesome, but my vote goes to THE spychick. Emma Peel. Come on, she's the original spychick.

CC is made from one thing. Love and Pizza. Make it two thing then, love, pizza, and snark. Uh well, you know. vote for her.

Death in sandman verse is a cute loli goth chick. vote for her.

I love perky wrench girl, but Agatha is cooler (and less common) so vote for Agatha.

Those are that I felt strong enough to vote. I like the other, but either not knowing their opponent enough or like both of them too much.

GoC
2009-06-16, 11:44 AM
Molly Hayes, Zelda, Susan Sto Helit, Death, Esme Weatherwax,

Kato
2009-06-16, 01:10 PM
Why, why so little love for Ziva? I don't mind most fights, many are as they should be I guess, but why does this sexy Mossad chick lose to some Jedi/Sith Chick? Come on, that's not fair.
(Okay, I'd also like CC to win - no effence towards Osaka - and Sam to beat EVE but those are rather hard opponents, I guess... but damn, a Sith!)

Mando Knight
2009-06-16, 03:24 PM
CC is made from one thing. Love and Pizza. Make it two thing then, love, pizza, and snark. Uh well, you know. vote for her.

Love, pizza, snark, and fanservice. :smallwink:

Haarkla
2009-06-17, 09:05 AM
Additional votes.
(To http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6280338&postcount=204 )

Emma Peel vs Molly Hayes
Secret service over secret superpowers.

Officer Aeryn Sun vs Cameron Phillips
This is so close, but I prefer Terminator to Farscape.

Osaka vs C.C.
I prefer the cute, imaginitive daydreamer Osaka to love, pizza, snark, and fanservice.

Kara Thrace vs Esme Weatherwax
While I feel Weatherwax is overated compared to Nanny Ogg (whom I feel to be a more realistic and empathetic character), and to a lesser extent Magrat Garlick; she easily beats a hard-drinking space pilot.

Misato Katsuragi vs Kazumi Kato
Not a great fan of either, but Kato has it.

Kreia vs Ziva David
I feel Ziva is the more realistic character.

Edit: added to original post.

Scylfing
2009-06-18, 10:04 AM
Oops, I left Ziva David off my ballot (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6282211&postcount=211), sorry Kato but thanks for the reminder if it's not too late.

Finn Solomon
2009-06-18, 10:41 AM
Please edit your initial posts if you change your votes, because that's what I'll be looking at when I do the count.

Shosuro Ishii
2009-06-19, 10:59 AM
First Ten - The battle of the mechanical geniuses.

Molly Hayes

Cameron Phillips

Osaka

Kaylee Frye

Esme Weatherwax


Second Ten - Buffy overcame fierce opposition to make it this far, but her next fight is against Death herself.

Haruhi Suzumiya

Buffy

Sarah Connor

Susan Sto Helit

Kazumi Kato


Third Ten - Battle of the red-haired fan favourites.

River Tam

Hat Guy's GF

Samus Aran

Princess Zelda

Haley Starshine


Fourth Ten - Sam Carter fights robots.

Toph Bei Fong

Minda

EVE

Willow Rosenberg

Ziva David
[/QUOTE]

Finn Solomon
2009-06-20, 01:16 PM
Votes closed, thank you for voting! Absolute blowout in some cases extremely close votes in others. In the end, the real women survived and now only twenty remain. The women who have made it this far will have their names enshrined in immortality, but top ten beckons. The end's nearly in sight. Fourth round of voting, begin!

First Contest

http://doanimation.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/haruhicroped.jpg

1. Haruhi Suzumiya vs Rin Tosaka

http://heysayanime.kokidokom.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/rin.jpg

Second Contest

http://nixiepixel.com/blog/media/blogs/a/sexy_funny/samus_metroid_prime_3.jpg

2. Samus Aran vs Princess Zelda

http://www.wackychaco.com/shane/girls/princesszelda.jpg

Third Contest
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/3180353119_269f1927e2.jpg?v=0

3. Haley Starshine vs Willow Rosenberg

http://www.freewebs.com/buffyseasoneight/Willow_Rosenberg.jpg

Fourth Contest
http://blog.avalon.ph/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/deathright.jpg

4. Death vs Toph Bei Fong

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj193/otakucenter_com/avatar_tla/toph_bei_fong/Toph_by_Kazeki.jpg

Fifth Contest
http://kilburnhall.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/175810diana-rigg-posters.jpg

5. Emma Peel vs Cameron Phillips

http://www.grrltv.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/terminator-s2-glau.jpg

Sixth Contest
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h236/mdjasrie1/AzumangaDiaoh3.jpg

6. Osaka vs Misato Katsuragi

http://bp1.blogger.com/_EX8PiePl75g/SGuV7NO8VjI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/1EBH9xc9-Kc/s400/Misato+Katsuragi.gif

Seventh Contest
http://www.sci-fi-london.com/cutenews/data/upimages/hogfather_susan.jpg

7. Susan Sto Helit vs Sam Carter

http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Galleries/Shows/S_Z/Sq_Sz/StargateAtlantis/season4/stargate-atlantis69.jpg

Eighth Contest
http://www.booksillustrated.com/UserFiles/Image/illustrators/Paul%20Kidby/PK0028e.jpg

8. Esme Weatherwax vs Ziva David

http://billounette.b.i.pic.centerblog.net/vp912vkc.jpg

Ninth Contest
http://acplinfo.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/scc.jpg

9. Sarah Connor vs Hat Guy's Girlfriend

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/journal_2.png

(And finally, the one that makes me cry a little inside at the evilness of random list generators...)

Tenth Contest
http://www.universeguide.com/Pictures/KaywinnitLeeKayleeFryeFace.jpg

10. Kaylee Frye vs River Tam

http://boobtubedude.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/river_tam.png

http://summer-glau.net/gallery/albums/1x10%20War%20Stories/Firefly1x10_084.jpg

Llama231
2009-06-20, 01:42 PM
No Vote
Hmm.. Samus Aran
Ummmmm... Willow
Toph Owns
No Vote Again
No Vote Once More
Susan
Wo, another no vote.
HGG
Phooey. No Vote

So basically,
Samus
Willow
Toph
Susan
HGG

bladedSmoke
2009-06-20, 02:01 PM
1) Haruhi
2) Zelda
3) Haley
4) TOPH
5) Emma
6) No vote
7) Susan
8) Granny
9) Hat Guy's GF
10) River Tam

raitalin
2009-06-20, 02:25 PM
1. none
2. Samus Aran
3. Willow Rosenberg
4. Death (Buffy's cool, but I'm soooo glad she made it.)
5. Emma Peel
6. none
7. Susan Sto Helit
8. Esme Weatherwax
9. Sarah Connor (If there was more of HG's girlfriend I'd probably go with her but she's been in, what? A half a dozen strips? T2's Sarah puts her over the top on this.)
10. River Tam