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Questions tagged [female-characters]

This tag should be used when the femininity of one or more characters is important to the question, e.g. in questions about the Bechdel test. It should not be used for just any question about a character who happens to be female.

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Superheroine and Supervillainess who oppose each other in day time jobs

A long time ago I saw a movie on television about a superheroine and a supervillainess. I do not remember much, but in the superheroine's day job her boss was the supervillainess. And the villainess ...
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Is there significance to the all-female main characters in Annihilation?

Having watched Annihilation (2018), the film adaptation by Alex Garland, I found it curious to see an all-female lead cast (barring Oscar Isaac who plays Kane). After discovering it was based on a ...
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Did Heinlein intend to portray men and women as equals?

Heinlein's writing career spanned 49 years. Some of his work was written before the Women's Liberation movements of the 60's and 70's, some of his work was written after. His casts of characters ...
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Science Fiction Made for tv Movie where Female Aliens come to Earth to get pregnant

This is an old made for TV movie where there is a planet of all women and they board a ship and come to Earth. They all get in relationships with the men and become pregnant. All of them have female ...
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Sci Fi book female character named Thayne

I am looking for the title of a book written before 1962 that had a female character by the name of Thayne (or some spelling variation of that). Had to do with an planet ruled by amazon women or ...
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Have we ever seen a female Borg drone 'extra'?

Certainly there have been female Borg, such as: The Borg Queen Seven of Nine Riley Frazier of "Unity" Marika Wilkarah of "Survival Instinct" But have we even seen a run-of-the-mill Borg drone (...
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Did Guenhwyvar undergo a sex change?

If memory serves, Drizzt's panther companion Guenhwyvar was referred to as a 'him' in the early Forgotten Realms books (Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogies) but a 'her' in later works (such as ...
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Why was the female Thor not given another name?

The character Thor, with Thor being his birthname I would guess, eventually "retires" as he loses his power to wield his hammer Mjolnir...and his arm. In the recent comics, it seems that a woman (not ...
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What is the first occurrence of a pre-teen female superhero in comics?

I am looking for the first appearance of a female heroine that would generally be considered a super-human and who is under the age of 13. Wonder Tot comes to mind, but is this the first?
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Is “Sith Witch” a title, or a general term for female Sith? [duplicate]

In the story of Star Wars there have been instances where the specific Sith female was considered a "Sith Witch." However there have also been instances where the Sith female was just a Sith. Now my ...
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Do Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion pass the Bechdel test?

Motivation Let's face it, Tolkien wasn't much of a promoter of women's equality (to say the least). Thus there are no female characters in the Hobbit. the Lord of the Rings certainly has several (...
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Is there a generally accepted critical and/or feminist response to Heinlein's work? [closed]

I personally enjoy reading Heinlein, but the argument has been made to me that "All of his women are basically men." I have also heard it said that he basically tried to write forward-thinking ...
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Are comics shifting away from revealing costumes for women?

In the back pages of (the new) Captain Marvel #1 there is an interesting write-up about the decision-making process behind her new costume compared to her older one, including how it was a product "of ...
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Was the nuanced treatment of Uhura a deliberate statement on civil rights and women's liberation?

The wikipedia page in Uhura indicates that she was a role model for African American women and that she... ...was an important part of the original series' multicultural crew [1] and one of the ...
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How could Samantha Carter 's words about the Gulf War be true?

During the famous Briefing Room introduction scene of Samantha Carter in the season one episode "Children Of The Gods" she mentioned spending over 100 hours in enemy airspace during the Desert Storm. ...
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Was there a common influence for the characters Leela on Futurama and Aeryn on Farscape

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, ...
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How could I find fantasy stories with all female characters?

I would be interested in reading a fantasy novel with all-female characters. Is there a good resource for finding such stories? (Or more generally any written science fiction or fantasy with all-...