I'm participating again in the Fit Geek Friday Linkup and thought I'd share with you guys some of my Kick-Ass Geeky Female inspirations! These are the ladies that I strive to be like both mentally and physically and have been a source for inspiration for me before and during my journey. So hope you enjoy these!
1. Michonne from The Walking Dead
Sure, Daryl Dixon is awesome, but my choice for the buddy system in the zombie apocalypse is hands down, Michonne. She is strong and brave and not afraid to whip out a Katana at a moments notice to dismember a zombie. Plus she has killer arms. (You'll sense a theme here with arms shortly).
2. Daenerys Targaryan from Game of Thrones
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.
And she is proven herself to be quite a leader and a conqueror too!
3. Agent Peggy Carter from Captain America and Marvel's Agent Carter
Agent Carter is by no means a damsel in distress, waiting for Cap to come and rescue her. Homegirl can hold her own. AND she seriously rocks a red hat! I am loving every single thing about this series. And I'm a total 1940s fangirl. I love everything 40s so this is just my favorite show currently on television.
4. Eowyn from Lord of the Rings
She showed such bravery at the Battle of Pelennor Fields in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. But, she ended up with Faramir so she looses awesome points for that (because I claimed Faramir, so that counts right?)
5. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2
Sarah transformed herself between the first movie from a timid woman to a bonafide badass. Those arms. I can't even handle it. I want my arms to look like Sarah Connor's.
6. River Tam from Firefly and Serenity
Ok if you haven't watched Firefly and then Serenity, then go do so. Under no circumstances are you to watch Serenity first. You will be very upset if you do. It will only take about 16 hours and it is my mission in life to get everyone I know of (and that means, you fellow bloggers!) to watch these amazing episodes/movie. And while doing do, pay special attention to the evolution of River Tam. You wouldn't think it from the first episode of Firefly but she will become one of the most revered characters from the series and subsequent movie. And boy does she shine. Er, should I say. She is just shiny.
7. Wonder Woman
I loved every single thing about Diana Prince right down to my Wonder Woman underoos. Now, granted I need to go back and re-watch this series but from what I can remember, I loved it! And she can deflect bullets. That's pretty darn awesome in my book.
8. Ellen Ripley from Alien, Aliens (and I don't count the other 2).
Ripley is hands down one of my all time favorite characters and she was one of the first female heroines that wasn't overshadowed by anyone. Ripley is a survivalist and also a realist.
9. Zoe Washburne from Firefly/Serenity
Joss Whedon is a master at making such strong female characters. Here's another example from Firefly/Serenity. (Have you watched it yet?) Zoe is a soldier, a first mate on a spaceship, a wife and a fighter. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and to her husband.
10. The Bride from Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
As far as revenge flicks go, this is probably my all time favorite. Beatrix Kiddo slices her enemies who have wronged her and gets sweet revenge along the way. It was such a fun ride and such determination and perseverance to see the evolution of her revenge plotted out.
11. Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
And last but certainly not least is my all time favorite television show and character. Who knew that a move that was so terrible would be given a second chance on television (and eventually in comics)! This show literally blew me away. I turned full on nerd when I discovered this show. Yes, sure I loved Star Wars in the 70s and 80s but this show is what turned me full geek and I have never looked back. The story lines, the writing, the acting, just everything about this show was amazing and ahead of it's time. Buffy loved hard, she played hard and she trained hard. Plus, she saved the world. A lot.
Honorable mentions go to the following:
Princess Leia from Star Wars
Mulan from Mulan
and Kara Thrace a/k/a Starbuck from Battlestar Gallactica
Who are some of your favorite geek female fitness inspirations?