|Sonja Denise (sonjadenise) wrote in blkfeminfic,|
@ 2008-04-10 16:45:00
Your Favorite Characters
This topic is simple enough - who are your favorite black female characters? List as many as you want, even if you repeat someone else's - and tell us something about them!
Doctor Who, Torchwood (TV)
I knew I would like Martha more than the Doctor's previous companion, Rose, but I didn't think I'd love her this much. She's very independent, intelligent, and attractive (the guys just love her). She has a crush on the Doctor, but I'm pleased that it's actually a rather small aspect of the character, and she doesn't pine forever! Martha later gets her medical degree and works for UNIT as a medical officer; she makes her guest appearance on Torchwood because her expertise on alien life is needed. I can't imagine what's not to like about her...
Y: The Last Man (Comic)
I'm only four books into the series, but I came to love Agent 355 pretty quickly. She is the bodyguard for Yorick, the last man in the world. Agent 355 has both physical and emotional strength; she does whatever needs to be to do her job, and multiple times she's had to quickly come up with clever schemes to get Yorick's macho ass out of trouble. And the best part of the series is that with the world populated by only women, Agent 355 and the other characters are defined by their individual characteristics and not their gender. (Oh, and she has dreadlocks. Is that shallow of me?)