Who are the best female Sci-Fi characters?

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When we talk about sci-fi films and TV shows, there are tons of different characters that may come to mind. Far from the Star Wars universe, there are a lot more sci-fi movies that have existed which took movie fans' imaginations somewhere really out of this world. Though the sci-fi genre can be highly associated with male-dominated movies and plots, there have been exceptional writing and character development that have come from movies that are all worth mentioning. In an alternate universe loaded with aliens, laser fights and cyborgs, there are female sci-fi characters that do exist.

The likes of Battlestar Galactica, Alien, and Firefly are just some of the sci-fi shows that revolutionized the way audiences perceive feminine roles in such genre. Gender roles and the need to develop plots with female involvement must have really helped the cause of sci-fi movies. Nowadays, to the delight of movie fans, female sci-fi characters are not just limited to being damsels or simple sexy space babes on a spaceship's background. Some badass female sci-fi characters have been put into the limelight which is how it should be. As long as there is good imagination, there will be good storylines that would scream 'girl power' all over it, even in make-believe movies from the sci-fi genre. Check out this list to know more about the best female sci-fi characters that you don't wanna mess with.

  1. 1Ellen Ripley - Alien


    Ridley Scott must have made the right choice when he chose to center 'Alien' around a female. Ellen Ripley might just be the perfect poster girl for female sci-fi characters even a few decades after the height of the franchise. Sigourney Weaver showed that her portrayal of a heroine is something to be reckoned with. Imagine being this pretty while being a certified Xenomorph slayer? Well, there's only gonna be no other sci-fi female character as bad-ass as Ellen Ripley, don't you think?

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  1. 2Leia Organa - Star Wars


    Princess Leia has been a bad-ass from the moment she was introduced to fans via Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. With her nice hair and feminine looks, she talks quite rashly and acts like a real fighter who easily takes down enemies just like Luke Skywalker does. She is known to have influenced a whole generation of sci-fi female characters beyond her generation, all thanks to her strength, bravery and all-out female energy.

  2. 3Barbarella - Barbarella


    Barbarella was supposed to represent an ideal woman of the future in the late '60s where women's movements were at its peak. Everyone knows that she did succeed with it as Jane Fonda showed how space babes should really be like. Her personality might not be as ideal from some female sci-fi character fans but you gotta admit that she looks pretty and sexy in her costumes. To top it all of, she did beat her nemesis, Durand-Durand using sexual powers. Now, that's one hell of a way for a heroine to be on top. 

  1. 4Inara Serra - Firefly


    Well, Inara Serra doesn't really classify as a full-blown female sci-fi character among the likes of those wielding guns and whatnot. However, her beauty, coupled with her bad-ass nature makes her distinct and well-loved of a character. She doesn't take a crap out of anyone, not even from Captain Mal, for sure. Don't be confused about her not being able to handle herself well despite being a space geisha of some sort as knows a thing or two about fencing as well as other things. 

  2. 5Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace - Battlestar Galactica


    Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace from Battlestar Galactica just might be one of the most kick-ass women you'll see in sci-fi movies. Imagine, her character was originally made for a male. Thanks to a chance for a reboot, Katee Sackhoff saved the day and the hopes of all sci-fi fans with her portrayal of an arrogant and brute female. Who says a female Viper pilot as pretty as she can't exist?


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