Servalan, Blake’s 7
The Supreme Commander of the Terran Federation was the best thing about Blake’s 7. She was classy and sassy and so very evil. Even though it was tantamount to rooting for the Cylons, we were always on her side, hoping she’d catch Blake and his Seven and bring them to justice.
Elizabeth Shaw, Prometheus
It takes some kind of brawn to watch your boyfriend get torched with a flamethrower and your whole crew get brutally murdered and then give yourself a c-section before carrying on with your mission to find extraterrestrial life.
Number Six, Battlestar Galactica
She was the sexiest Cylon in all the known universes, but Six was more than just a pretty face/bangin’ body. She was also the reason the Colonies fell to the Cylons and then one of the major reasons humanity was able to return from space. In all of her incarnations, she refused to be shaken down to her robotic instincts and orders.
Toshiko Sato, Torchwood
Tosh was a technology whiz in an alien-fighting headquarters that boasted some of the most sophisticated technology in the world. (They even had a pterodactyl!) She even sacrificed her own life to save her team and all the people in Cardiff.
Trinity, The Matrix
Trinity may not have been The One, but she was the one reason we kept coming back for more and more installments of The Matrix. Not only did she possess standard badass items like guns and leather jackets and a smart mouth, she was also gifted with Bullet-Time, a superpower we’d only ever seen Superman employ.
President Laura Roslin, Battlestar Galactica
The reluctant president to a barely-surviving group of ragtag human refugees in space, Laura Roslin became one of the greatest leaders in sci-fi history. She showed constant compassion, strength, and grace, all while fighting a very private battle with cancer.
Who is your favorite kick-ass sci-fi character?