Give Peter Jackson credit for bucking the Tolkien purists and creating a new, female character for the Hobbit movies. The story definitely needed one. But we're not going to pin a pink ribbon on him just yet. Yes, Tauriel is a bad-ass, able to surf and shoot from atop random, moving objects as well as her male elf counterparts. But, after all, it was just one character, and it felt like she was inserted mainly to be part of a romance. Here are other characters that could have (should have!) been women.