The Best Female Characters from Superhero Shows: 30-21


I’m continuing my list of the best female characters from superhero shows. Be sure to check out 50-41 and 40-31. Feel like your favorite character should be higher on the list? Make your opinion known in the comments.

30. Poison Ivy (Batman: the Animated Series)

Voiced by: Diane Pershing

Best Episode: “Harley and Ivy”

Poison Ivy is one of Batman: the Animated Series‘ most memorable villains. She’s an interesting mix because she takes genuine moral stands while at the same time often relishing in her villainous behavior.

29. Dale Bozzio (iZombie)

Played by: Jessica Harmon

Best Episode: “Dead Beat”

Dale Bozzio stands out as a figure of human law and order in iZombie‘s chaotic supernatural vigilante world. She may be a no nonsense detective when it comes to work, but her playful side comes out in her endearing relationship with Clive Babineaux.

28. Kendra Saunders a.k.a. Hawkgirl (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)

Played by: Ciara Renee

Best Episode: “Left Behind”

Kendra Saunders is “destined” to always fall in love with Hawkman and always be defeated by Vandal Savage. But this incarnation of Hawkgirl rejects that notion and sets out to make her own path.

27. Lyla Michaels (Arrow)

Played by: Audrey Marie Anderson

Best Episode: “Suicidal Tendencies”

Lyla Michaels is the head of A.R.G.U.S. and a force to be reckoned with. She’s a tough soldier and a remarkable strategist worthy of her own spin-off.

26. Rachel Pirzad (Alphas

Played by: Azita Ghanizada

Best Episode: “Anger Management”

Rachel Pirzad is shy, non-confrontation and, as her teammate Gary Bell puts it, “always nervous.” It’s refreshing to see a timid superhero character who isn’t immediately forced out of her shell. Instead, she’s able to save the day and have a long way to go in working on her assertiveness and confidence.

25. Karen Page (Marvel’s Daredevil)

Played by: Deborah Ann Woll

Best Episode: “Regrets Only”

Karen Page is an intense, determined person who won’t stop searching for the truth, even when everyone else around her is fighting hr on it.

24. Selina Kyle (Gotham)

Played by: Camren Bicondova

Best Episode: “By Fire”

Selina Kyle is a survivor who’s had to learn how to take care of herself. But, it’s not hard to see how much compassion she has and how underneath her tough loner exterior, she feels compelled to help people.

23. Natasha Romanoff a.k.a. Black Widow (Marvel’s Avengers Assemble)

Voiced by: Laura Bailey

Best Episode: “Widow’s Run”

Despite not having unnatural superpowers, Natasha Romanoff is often acknowledged as the most capable and strong-willed member of the team. She’s clear-headed in a crisis and willing to do whatever it takes to complete the mission.

22. Melinda May (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

Played by: Ming-Na Wen

Best Episode: “Melinda”

Melinda May is introduced as an unstoppable force whose taciturn nature means no one knows much about her. She continues to be an incredible force, but she’s also become more nuanced as the show reveals more and more about her character.

21. Raven (Teen Titans Go!)

Voiced by: Tara Strong

Best Episode: “Dog Hand”

Like every character on Teen Titans Go!, Raven is sillier and less nuanced than other incarnations of the character. But, this version is still hilarious and lovable. Her dryly delivered insulting one-liners are easily the highlight of the show.


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Pop Culture Spin Managing Editor Lenny Burnham is a writer/comedian in New York City. He hosts the podcast The Filmographers.

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