Dana Scully, The X-Files
Dana Scully can tell you a lot about working weird cases and trying to explain the unexplainable. That’s why she and Fox Mulder were so good for each other – he had an open mind and she looked for actual evidence and proof of what they saw was real. It was a tough job, but she was great at it! Especially having to deal with a handful that was Mulder on a daily basis.
Clarke Griffin, The 100
What is it like to be a teen and in charge of hundreds of people? Clarke Griffin definitely knows a thing or two about that. She kind of ended up telling other people what to do because she was the one ready to make tough choices where others got scared and ran away. There were no grown-ups to help with advice or take charge of difficult situations, so she had to do it to protect her people. Try doing that when literally everything and everyone threatens your life and tries to kill your friends!
Daenerys Targaryen, The Game of Thrones
Our list simply wouldn’t be complete without the Mother of Dragons, the gorgeous and powerful Daenerys Targaryen. She went from a slave girl to a ruler of Dothraki and a force to be reckoned with in the bloodthirsty Game of Thrones that’s taken over all of Westeros. She’s smart enough to understand she needs help from other, more experienced people. She also knows she’s beautiful and is not afraid to show it. She understands what it is to love and to hate, but she also understands responsibility and that some unpleasant things should be done for the greater good of all.
Stella Gibson, The Fall
Can a woman really be so perfect? Being the head of a complex investigation is hard enough, but try being an attractive intelligent woman and head an investigation in the male-infested police station. Stella embraces her beauty and all her intimate needs and is not afraid to admit them to anyone who might be asking. She’s also clever and attentive to detail whether it’s something her co-worker said or a tiny bit that will break the case. Just watching her is empowering!