A strong female character doesn't necessarily have to be physically capable, but when we see a TV lady who can hold her own, it's hard not to get excited.
There are many incredible female characters on TV these days, and whether they are giving closing statements in a courtroom, or getting in fist fights with the guys, they are all fierce in their own ways.
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In a time where women are speaking up and going toe to toe with the men in power, it is becoming increasingly relevant to see these sorts of women portrayed in the media.
There will never be enough examples of strong women on television, but there are certainly more now than there have ever been. Here are 17 women of TV who would win a bar fight!
Jessica Jones on Jessica Jones
We all know that Jessica Jones would win in a bar fight because we have seen Jessica win several bar fights.
Betty Cooper on Riverdale
Betty might seem sweet and demure, but we all know she has a dark side. Once the cabaret wig goes on, be prepared. Dark Betty is out.
Fallon Carrington on Dynasty
Fallon comes off as sophisticated and feminine, and she is. But she is also a fearless young woman who will mow down anyone who stands in the way of what she wants.
Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy
Everyone knows that Cristina Yang is absolutely fearless. She is not afraid of a little bit of confrontation and would do absolutely anything for her friends.
Bo on Lost Girl
Don't mess with a succubus. Especially not one with a moral code made of steel. Bo has no patience for entitled, violent men.
Arya Stark on Game of Thrones
There is no shortage of badass women on HBO's Game of Thrones, but it is Arya Stark who really makes her mark. She is a literal assassin and an unstoppable force with a sword. Don't let her small size fool you.
Octavia Blake on The 100
Two words: Blood. Reina.
Madison Montgomery on American Horror Story
Madison somehow manages to be prissy, murderous, conniving and hilarious all while maintaining that perfect blonde coiffe. Slay girl.
Wyatt on Westworld
Thing is that Dolores was pretty strong all on her own, but once she made the transition to Wyatt, she became downright terrifying.
Peach Salinger on YOU
Joe may have gotten the best of Peach in the end, but I'll be damned if that woman didn't put up on epic fight beforehand.
Theo on The Haunting of Hill House
With those black gloves and that smirk, Theo can more than hold her own against ghosts, ghouls, and anything else that stands in her way.
Janine on The Handmaid's Tale
After all that Janine has experienced, she has not let it tear her down. If anything, it has made her much more formidable.
Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl
This Upper East Side vixen can cut you down with just a word, and we have no doubt she could knock someone out with much more.
Quinn on UnREAL
The badass boss who plays socialites like they were puppets is not one to be messed with.
Summer Roberts on The OC
The original mean girl may have had a soft spot for her friends, but she never hesitated to tear down her enemies.
Buffy on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Do I really need to explain this one?
Talon on The Outpost
The last black blood is out for revenge, and she is not going down without a fight!