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The 10 Best Female Warriors in TV History

By Beth Mishler Jul 18, 2013

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Xena, Xena, Warrior Princess

Okay, so if the titular magnificence doesn’t lend Lucy Lawless’ Xena enough cred, check this: Xena broke some major ground, yo. Xena came out in 1995—two years before Buffy—Joss Whedon has cited both the show and character as an influence. Geek fave Lucy Lawless, who subsequently went on to kick butt on Spartacus and Battlestar Galactica, nailed the role of a woman warrior out to make up for her past mistakes by fighting for the greater good. No man or woman has ever looked so fierce at wielding a chakram!

Tags: tv, buffy the vampire slayer, alias, game of thrones, women we love, the walking dead, women

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Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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