I recently started watching the series Farscape and something that struck me were the similarities between the character Aeryn and Leela from Futurama, detailed below.
Both shows were made in 1999, so neither one was the guiding influence on the other. Does anyone know of a prior show that may have influenced both characters, or a writer that worked for both shows?
Similarities as I see them
- Cocky, punch/kick first attitude
- Tall, dark haired, always wearing combat boots
- Left their former life and occupation after meeting the shows chief protagonist
- Adds sexual tension to the show with the chief protagonist because they are similar, but not exactly the same, in each case the female is uncertain while the male (Crichton and Fry) are certain
There's much less of a connection between Crichton and Fry, but is seems interesting that Crichton is basically everything Fry wishes he was at the start of Futurama.