The Unreluctant Hero Korra

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Hero Complex interviews Legend of Korra co-creators and Korra voice actress. . . . → Read More: The Unreluctant Hero Korra

Legend of a Strong Female Heroine: Korra’s Journey

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The Legend of Korra features a strong female heroine who undergoes a Heroine’s Journey, joining other iconic characters like Katniss Everdeen and Buffy Summers. . . . → Read More: Legend of a Strong Female Heroine: Korra’s Journey

Coffee With Kenobi Discusses the Ladies of Star Wars

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Tricia sits down to discuss the ladies of Star Wars with Dan and Correy of Coffee With Kenobi. . . . → Read More: Coffee With Kenobi Discusses the Ladies of Star Wars

Seeking SFH: Myka Bering and the Women of Warehouse 13

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From its inception, Syfy channel’s Warehouse 13 has been a fangirl-friendly series with a gender-balanced, diverse cast and character arcs focused on friendships, teamwork, and even some romance. With Warehouse 13 beginning its fourth season, the time is fitting to delve a bit deeper into the Strong Female Heroines – and occasionally more ominous strong female characters – who give the show its heart. . . . → Read More: Seeking SFH: Myka Bering and the Women of Warehouse 13

Aaron Allston Discusses Tyria Sarkin Tainer

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When I was working on my Tyria Sarkin Tainer post for Suvudu, Aaron Allston generously offered his experience and author perspective on creating her character. Over at Suvudu you can find my thoughts on why Tyria is a compelling strong female character as well as the kick-ass artwork of her fighting alongside Jaina Solo. Luckily for me, and I think the fans too, Aaron had a lot to say – a whole post’s worth. Below are his insightful responses to a couple of questions I posed to him. . . . → Read More: Aaron Allston Discusses Tyria Sarkin Tainer

Seeking SFH: Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fights for the Jedi Team

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As I interviewed Allston for the Insider, we had plenty to discuss about strong female characters. Our chat inspired a trip down memory lane, back to the original X-Wing books that had cemented my Expanded Universe fandom. As I reread the series, one of my all-time favorite characters, Tyria Sarkin Tainer, captured my attention once more. Now, though, I was also experiencing the stories with a critical eye toward examining how these female characters become memorable and what made them resonate still. . . . → Read More: Seeking SFH: Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fights for the Jedi Team

Joss Whedon on Strong Female Characters

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Who better to speak on strong female characters and their place in storytelling than the man who Hulksmashed box office records with The Avengers and broke barriers and the entertainment industry’s expectations with Buffy the Vampire Slayer? . . . → Read More: Joss Whedon on Strong Female Characters

The Heroine’s Journey: How Campbell’s Model Doesn’t Fit

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Why isn’t the existing Hero’s Journey model already good enough to use for heroine-centered stories? In this post, we address the three main problems we see in Joseph Campbell’s monomyth and its impact on storytelling, and how we hope to design the Heroine’s Journey model differently to avoid them. . . . → Read More: The Heroine’s Journey: How Campbell’s Model Doesn’t Fit

Seeking SFH: The Women of The Good Wife

Based on the initial premise set out in its earliest episodes, The Good Wife might not have seemed a likely source for multiple strong female heroines. But few shows on television have as many strong female characters as The Good Wife, especially not characters who serve others like the women of Lockhart Gardner. . . . → Read More: Seeking SFH: The Women of The Good Wife

The Legend of Korra: Another Strong Female Heroine Hits Her Mark

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This past Saturday, Nickelodeon premiered The Legend of Korra, a new animated series from the creators of the acclaimed Avatar: The Last Airbender. . . . → Read More: The Legend of Korra: Another Strong Female Heroine Hits Her Mark