Judging by the internet, I’m not alone in saying that Wonder Woman has restored my faith in DC. As a fan of their animated features, especially the earlier version of the film made in 2009, I was pleasantly surprised by Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the Princess of the Amazons.
But with the film doing as well as it is, I couldn’t help but mull over how many other superheroines deserve more screentime. Too often are such characters left less fleshed out, pushed to the side, or tokenized in lieu of their male counterparts. While full-length movies and spinoffs aren’t for everyone, the following five characters definitely deserve more love. I did my best to pick a variety of girls and women who are beloved in their own right – if only a bit underused.
Looks like it’s back to work for Brian Konietzko! One half of the creative duo behind Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, Konietzko just announced his next project: Threadworlds, a graphic novel following aspiriting scientist Nova as she sets off on an adventure to explore the universe.
I am something of a late convert to the Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fandom. I’ve known about Avatar for years, and I did actually start watching it at one point in college (I think I got through maybe Book I on Netflix), but I never finished it. And I had enough friends who were Avatar fans that I vaguely knew about Legend of Korra when it started, but all I really knew was that it was in the same universe as Avatar, but with a girl Avatar, which I thought was cool, but again, I didn’t really know much about it. I feel like at this point I should include an apology to all of the people who repeatedly told me I would love this show. You were all correct.
You know what’s awesome? Lists. Lists are really awesome. You know what’s also awesome? Relationships. Especially ones with a lot of feels attached. Sometimes, I get so completely overwhelmed with school that the only thing that can calm me down (or sometimes just make me more emotional) is thinking about my favorite relationships on television. So I’ve decided to provide you with a list of twenty of my favorites (not including honorable mentions), in order, broken up into four different categories: Romantic, Platonic Friends, Parent/Child, and Siblings. I’ve also attached a feels-worthy quote and explanation of why each is on my list of favorites.