The women of the silver screen have delighted audiences around the world for generations. They have instilled upon all audiences, regardless of gender, the values of leadership, kindness, virtue, selflessness, and proactiveness as well as shown the downfalls of a lust for power, wickedness, selfishness, and greed. Whether a female character is morally aligned on the side of good or bad or somewhere in-between, they have made a significant impact on the world around us and their contributions to film and popular culture deserve the utmost level of attention.
The values found in many of these female characters are also values found within the perfect partner. Many seek out someone who is kind, understanding, intelligent, funny, etc. and a lot can be said about a type based on the characters that one gravitates towards. That is where this quiz comes into play. In this fun quiz, players will be tasked to pick or pass on 50 of the greatest female characters in (relatively) recent history. After we carefully calculate on our end, we will be able to dictate the trait that the player desires most in their life partner. Now, with all this being said, we hope you can sit back, relax and enjoy the quiz!
Princess Leia Organa, by all accounts, is a truly iconic character. She lit up the silver screen when she first appeared in 1977's classic movie Star Wars, or as it was later retitled, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. A spunky, hardworking princess with a heart of gold, Leia is one of the most competent characters in the entirety of the Star Wars universe. She has appeared in a cameo in the Prequel Trilogy, a main role in the Original Trilogy and a supporting one in the Sequel Trilogy. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, has proved to be one of the most beloved additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She can kick some serious butt, having gone toe-to-toe with notorious baddies as Proxima Midnight, Ultron, Loki, The Winter Soldier (at a point) and more. When she is not fighting alongside The Avengers, Natasha (or as she is also known Nat) has been known to be quite introspective and is one of the most level-headed characters in recent memory. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Dr. Harleen Quinzell was, at one point, a highly intelligent and sophisticated woman. She was a psychologist and was able to get inside the minds of some of the craziest baddies in the DC Universe. Her entire worldview and personality changed when she fell in love with the Joker, and his teachings corrupted her into Harley Quinn. Now a prankster with a love for chaos, Harley rarely does good, but her old self has been known to shine through on occasion. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful and popular characters in the entirety of the MCU. While her control over her powers is somewhat limited, she is still an incredibly competent fighter, and when she can gain full control, she can change the tides of a battle for good. She is kind, charming and likeable, making her an ideal fit for The Avengers. Currently, Marvel has plans for a television series featuring her, although the details on it are scarce. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Catwoman is one of the fiercest anti-heroines in the DC Universe. Whereas Batman is kept in the light by a strict moral code, Catwoman throws such a concept out the window, preferring to live life in a matter that she seems fit. Oftentimes, she will fight on the side of good, but sometimes her desire to make it on her own has put her at odds with local authorities and masked vigilantes. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Jessica Rabbit fills the role of the femme fatale commonly found in noir films. This is incredibly fitting, as the film she appears in, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" is a satirical look at the film noir genre with elements of classic cartoons thrown in. Jessica is not bad, she is just drawn that way, as she has made readily apparent from time to time. One of the most mature Disney animated heroines, is she worth a pick or a pass?
Mikaela Banes was the female lead for the first two live-action Transformers flicks (the ones directed by Michael Bay, not the recent reboot or animated original). While her screen time was at times limited, she certainly made a real impression. Megan Fox, who starred as her, really made her name known with this role, and a few scenes with her character are iconic. Fox would later go on to play April O'Neil in Bay's Ninja Turtles reboot. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
What else can be said about Selene than these two words: Kate Beckinsale. Ok.. maybe we can elaborate and expand it into four words: Kate Beckinsale in leather. Yes, the awesome actress gets a role worthy of her talents and overall awesomeness by letting her put on a really cool costume, holster some awesome tools and take out vampires. While the Underworld films are far from Oscar-caliber material, Selene always made them worth a watch. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Elizabeth Swann is one of the most popular heroines to have emerged in recent memory. Brought to life by the ever beautiful and charming Keira Knightley, Elizabeth made a real impression in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. This is highly impressive, given that Keira herself had to act alongside many larger than life character actors such as Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush and, of course, Johnny Depp. Elizabeth is one of the best elements of the Pirates movies and we hope to see more of her in future. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Brought to life by Natalie Portman, Padme Amidala is a highly tragic but important figure in the Star Wars universe. The lover of Anakin Skywalker, who later went on to be Darth Vader, Padme was an incredibly skilled delegate (she was a Queen and later a Senator) as well as a kind leader who put her people before herself. While she was not force sensitive, she did know how to make the most of a given tool. She later gave birth to Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, some of the greatest heroes in the galaxy. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Carol Danvers is one of the most important and powerful characters in the entirety of the MCU. While she is a beloved character in the comics, she has yet to actually make her debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That honor is set to take place a few mere weeks after the publication of this quiz, so depending on when you are reading it, she may have already made her big screen debut. Is this character worth a pick or a pass?
Gamora is one of the toughest characters in the MCU and an absolute force to be reckoned with. The adopted daughter of notorious Marvel baddie Thanos, Gamora was made into a fighting machine, and she often put her morals behind her to get the job done. However, her life and outlook changed for the better when she joined the Guardians of the Galaxy, and she seemed to warm up to others. Fierce, loyal and funny, is she worth a pick or a pass?
This character, similar to Gamora, is also played by actress Zoe Saldana. She was also played by (and originated by) Nichelle Nichols in the original Star Trek television series. She is a highly skilled lieutenant and a major asset for the crew on the Enterprise. She is smart, funny, competent and an excellent leader and team player, making her one of the most loved characters in the Star Trek universe. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better suited for her?
This brainy blonde is another notable character in the Star Trek universe. One of her first notable appearances was in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where she played a major part in the story of the flick. There was also a special secret revealed about her and Kirk that forever changed the franchise. Actress Alice Eve took on the role in J.J. Abram's sequel/reboot/remake Star Trek Into Darkness. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better?
Neytiri, similar to Gamora (in the rebooted Kelvin timeline of Star Trek) and Gamora, is portrayed by actress Zoe Saldana. She is a kind inhabitant of Pandora that changed the hearts of many of the colonizers which wished to call her planet home. She plays an important part in the first Avatar movie and will continue to play a role in James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequels, provided they actually see the light of day after all the delays. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Lara Croft is less of a cinematic character and more of a video game character, having made her debut in the Tomb Raider series of video games. Still, she has definitely made an impact on cinema as a whole as she has made an appearance in not one, not two but three movies. In the first two, she was brought to life by Angelina Jolie. In the recent reboot, Alicia Vikander stepped into Lara's boots. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Rogue is one of the more interesting characters in the X-Men universe, as her story is rather tragic. For a while, she was unable to touch anyone. If she did, she would steal their powers and drain them of their life force. The same would happen should she kiss them. In return, she would gain their powers, but the cost was too high. She found ways to work around a number of these issues, and she is incredibly kind and sweet. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Storm is one of the more unique characters in the entirety of the X-Men universe. In the first three Xmen movies, she was an incredibly smart and competent professor, although her one-liners certainly left a lot to be desired. In X-Men Apocalypse, a younger version of Storm was introduced who was a bit of a punk and sported an iconic mohawk. Storm is also very, very powerful. Is she worth a pick, or is a pass better suited for her instead?
Mystique is a character who changes in many ways in the X-Men movies and comics, both figuratively and literally. Yes, as a shapeshifter, Mystique can take on the form and powers of almost any other character, making her a genuine master of disguise. In the movies, she has been portrayed as both good and bad depending on the situation. Mystique is certainly one of the most visually striking characters to appear in the universe. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Psylocke is one of the most unique and different characters in the Marvel universe, as well as the X-Men franchise on the whole. Her energy manipulation powers are very, very cool, and her look is one that is not easy to forget. In X-Men Apocalypse, she took on a villainous role, although there is still time for her to be redeemed in the future. In a bit of pitch-perfect casting, Olivia Munn was signed to play her. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
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Mary Jane Watson, or as she is also known, MJ, is one of the most beloved characters in the Spider-Man universe. A kindhearted aspiring actress, Mary Jane Watson is pretty much the perfect girl next door. Sure, sometimes you will have to save her from a couple of Spider-Man's notorious baddies, but trust us, it is worth it. Kirsten Dunst did a good job in the role, capturing the hearts of millions. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Gwen Stacy is the other special girl in Spider-Man's life, as well as one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. She was brought to life brilliantly by Emma Stone in the first reboot of the Spider-Man mythos. While her fate in the comics and movies used to be rather tragic, alternate universes have allowed Gwen to be one of Marvel's most beloved characters, especially Spider-Gwen. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better suited for her instead?
Hermione is one of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter universe. She is the deuteragonist or tritagonist dependent on your interpretation, but for many, she shone above both Harry and Ron. Hermione is an extremely intelligent and caring witch who puts the lives of others above her own. She is selfless, kind, but can be a bit vain at times, although this is due to her underlying insecurities as a muggle's daughter. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Ginny Weasley is another of the most loved characters in the Harry Potter universe. While her role in the books and movies is not as large as the main trio, it is still rather sizeable. Ginny is part of the Weasley family and is sister to Ron. She is kind, caring and a skilled wizard. In the end, she captured Harry's heart and him hers, and they wed in the epilogue. Is she worth a pick or a pass instead?
Sarah Connor is one of the most beloved action heroines of all time. She started off as your everyday waitress, caught up in a major event. It turns out, in the future, Sarah would give birth to John, a major player in the future of humanity as a whole. After surviving against a Terminator sent from the future, Sarah became hardened and trained John to be the leader that society needed. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better suited for her?
Ellen Ripley is another of the most beloved action heroines. She has certainly gone through a lot, surviving against the species of aliens known as the Xenomorph. Ripley's life has often been tragic, but there have been some bright spots amidst all the darkest. At her core, Ripley is a survivor, having escaped the Xenomorphs and even escaping the end of life itself. No character in the Alien series is as beloved as her. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Wonder Woman, or Diana, is one of the most beloved characters in the DC Universe. She is a kind-hearted princess of a hidden island nation, as well as one of the leaders of the Amazons. When the rest of the Earth was troubled by World War I, Diana found herself leaving her home to protect those outside of her island nation, and helped bring an end to the war. She later fought alongside the Justice League. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Mera is in some ways similar to Diana but in many ways different. Like Diana, she is the princess of a nation hidden to the rest of the Earth. In her case, she is the princess of Atlantis. Unlike Diana who is a lot more kind-hearted, it took Mera a bit of time to warm up to those on the surface, as well as her future love Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better?
Lois Lane is the woman who captured the Man of Steel's heart. Lois is an incredibly skilled investigative reporter, and she is able to get to the bottom of almost any big story. Her work has helped the Daily Planet (her newspaper) thrive in the modern environment, and she has taken down large corporations and CEOs such as Lex Luthor. She is also incredibly kind and understanding and hides Superman's secret identity. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Trinity is simply one of the coolest characters out there. She was brought to life by actress Carrie-Anne Moss, who some may know for her work on the Marvel Netflix television shows as Hogarth. Trinity is an incredibly skilled fighter and has a number of powers at her disposal, including the ability to stop time itself. She is incredibly cinematic. Since no more Matrix movies are made at the moment, we hope Carrie-Ann joins her Matrix co-stars in the next John Wick flick. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Katniss is one of the most beloved characters to have emerged in recent memory. She is a symbol of standing up for what one believes in, facing down injustice and putting the lives of others of your own. Katniss is kind, skilled and selfless, providing a beacon of hope for those who had none, and inspiring society, on the whole, to stand up for what is right and make the world a better place. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Ally is one of the best characters to have emerged in cinema last year... or did she? Yes, it is true that A Star is Born is the fourth iteration of a classic story, but Cooper's direction/co-writing and Lady Gaga's performance helped make Ally a refreshingly unique and sympathetic character. A kind singer who stardom had yet to touch, Ally is supporting through thick and thin and has an amazing singing voice. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Laurie Strode is one of the most beloved heroines in all of cinema. In the original Halloween, she had to survive a very spooky night, as the masked force known as Michael Myers pursued her with ill intent. Laurie made a number of appearances after in movies such as Halloween 2, H2O and the Halloween remakes. However, in the new continuity, she did not face off again against Myers until last year's Halloween reboot. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Naomi Lapaglia is one of the most interesting characters to have emerged in recent memory, and Margot Robbie's performance in the role made her an instant star. Based on the real-life wife of Jordan Belfort (the subject of The Wolf of Wall Street) actually named Nadine, Naomi can be quite manipulative and money hungry, but still has a lot of heart. Her character parallels that of Jordan who descends into greed over the movie. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Tina Carlyle, similar to Naomi, made a star out of her actress. In this case, it made Cameron Diaz into the star that we know her as today. The love interest of Jim Carrey in the cult classic movie The Mask, Tina is a kind character who often gets caught up in some unfortunate situations. The Mask will often rush to her help, thankfully. Cameron Diaz's performance was wonderful, embodying the character perfectly. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Linda Barrett is a character known around the world, even if her name is not. Brought to life by actress Phoebe Cates in the classic teen comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Linda is pretty much the perfect girl next door. She is mischievous, fun, flirty and certainly made an impression on popular culture. She is the subject of many fantasies in the movie, of varying levels of safeness for work. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better suited for her?
Catherine Tramell is pretty much the old trope of the Femme Fatale given new life. She is dangerous, manipulative and beautiful. She was brought to life by actress Sharon Stone in the classic movie Basic Instinct. Tramell is a key suspect in a case, who falls for the main detective, but there may be more to her than meets the eye. Stone reprised the role in a sequel released many years later (Wikipedia). Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Furiosa is simply one of the coolest characters to have emerged in recent memory. She can kick some serious butt. She made her debut in the acclaimed action blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road, and while the titular Mad Max does play a large role in the movie, it is effectively hers. Actress Charlize Theron brought Furiosa to life beautifully, showcasing a wide range of emotions and some seriously cool driving and stunt work. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Speaking of Charlize Theron, Charlize also brought this character to life in the movie Atomic Blonde. Atomic Blonde was directed by half of the duo behind John Wick, David Leitch, and it really shows in the stylish action. As mentioned before, Charlize really does know how to deliver an awesome action sequence, and Atomic Blonde and Lorraine Broughton give her a perfect outlet to showcase her immense skills. Is she worth a pick, or is a pass better suited for her instead?
Alice is a protagonist who has been on the big screen for a number of years now. She is the protagonist of the Resident Evil series of movies, although she does not appear in the video games. Alice's journey is very unique, and Milla Jovovich does brilliant work in the lead role. Recently, Alice's story came to an end, but Jovovich will continue her work in video game movies in the upcoming Monster Hunter flick (Wikipedia). Is she worth a pick or a pass?
What else can be said about Mary Poppins other than that she is practically perfect in every way? She is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Anyhow, this cool and kind if sometimes vain Nanny was a major character in P.L. Travers' books, as well as Walt Disney's classic movie. She was first brought to life by actress Julie Andrews, and actress Emily Blunt recently admirably stepped into the Nanny's shoes. Is she worth a pick, or is a pass better suited for her instead?
Cinderella is one of the most beloved Disney princesses out there. She is a kindhearted woman who has had a tough time in life, losing both her mother and her father. She was taken in by her stepmother who treated her like a servant and made her feel inferior to her step-sisters. Her life changed when her Fairy Godmother intervened and made her life better, allowing her to truly shine. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better?
Belle is another of the most beloved Disney princesses. She is kind, intelligent and wise. She is a genius inventor and book worm who can recite many notable passages by memory. Belle is also an incredibly loyal and selfless woman, putting the lives of others over her own. Paige O'Hara brought her to life in the classic Disney movie, and Emma Watson of Hermione fame took over in the live action remake. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Sophie Sheridan is simply delightful. She is a young woman who lives off on a Greek island with her mother and fiance. She has a great singing voice and has been known to belt out Abba songs with a great deal of emotion. Sometimes, she can put her own values over those of others, but she always learns from her mistakes and strives to be better, no matter the cost. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better?
Shuri is one of the most surprisingly delightful characters to have emerged last year. Going into Black Panther, many thought that T'Challa himself would steal the show. Who knew it would be Shuri, a character new to the MCU who would do it. Shuri is a tech genius who knows how to fix most any problem. Her IQ is on a similar level, if not even higher than Bruce Banner and Tony Stark. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Ann Darrow is a thoroughly unique character. An aspiring actress, she goes on a filmmaking expedition to the notorious Skull Island. Upon arrival, she is taken by some of the natives of the island and sacrificed to their god, Kong. Kong, a giant gorilla, falls for Ann, and instead of eating her, protects her from some of the dangers on the island. Ann is kind, friendly and plays a major role in the King Kong story. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Okoye, similar to Shuri, was another delightful surprise in Black Panther. She is the leader of the Dora Milaje (who she is pictured with), and she plays a major part in protecting the throne. She can be loyal to the throne to a fault, but she is kind and a skilled fighter. She also plays a major role in the battle of Wakanda against Thanos and his forces. Okoye is a seriously cool character. Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Galadriel is an important character in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. An elf, Galadriel is very level-headed and knows how to mitigate any extreme situation. She was brought to life by acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett. Although Galadriel did not appear in The Hobbit by Tolkien, she did appear in the movie adaptation by Peter Jackson, which was a nice bit of fanservice and helped tie the two trilogies together. Is she worth a pick or is a pass better?
Mia Toretto is an extremely important character in The Fast and The Furious. She is the sister of Dominic Toretto, one of the main protagonists of the Fast and Furious franchise portrayed by Vin Diesel. She is also the main love interest and later wife of Brian O'Conner, the other protagonist of the series portrayed by Paul Walker. After Paul's untimely passing, Mia appeared less in the franchise but is still mentioned (Wikipedia). Is she worth a pick or a pass?
Letty is another one of the important characters in the Fast and Furious franchise. She is portrayed by Michelle Rodriguez and is the main love interest of series protagonist Dominic Toretto. She is a kind woman with an edge to her, as well as a skilled racer and mechanic. She is presumed to have passed in the series but is later revealed to have survived. We're glad she did as she is a great character. Is she worth a pick or a pass?