deedee IS a really great character! she’s true to herself and very inspirational and she doesn’t take crap from mandark or dexter when she doesn’t want to! i could definitely consider adding her to my list.
her mom is actually just a very lightskinned black woman, but that’s cool that it was interpretable like that! proud family really had a lovely amount of diversity :)
it says right in the description that we don’t include anime girls sorry
Unfortunately this theme works a lot better for organizational purposes…I could make the font a little bigger, though! Or maybe have you tried zooming in? You just press Ctrl and then the plus sign button. If that doesn’t help I’ll consider making the font larger!
36. Penny Proud
from Disney’s The Proud Family.
The Proud Family is one of two successful cartoons with a black female main character - the other being Doc McStuffins which just came out in 2012. Penny Proud is an important, iconic character.
She’s a super smart girl with great leadership skills and becomes super dedicated to every project she takes on - whether it be giving another girl a makeover, practicing for a dance competition, or working on her part in the school play. Penny solves all her problems with hard work and advice from her mom, her Suga Mama, and her dad, and always tries to do the right thing.
Through Penny’s struggles and achievements, this show tackles really important issues: sexism, racism, Islamophobia, ableism… can I say it again? This show is so good and so important and Penny is a really awesome character.
If you’re looking to rewatch shows from your childhood, start with The Proud Family. These messages from back in 2001 are still relevant.
35. Marceline Abadeer
from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
Marceline is an extremely popular character from AT, which is already an extremely popular show. And that’s totally awesome! ‘Cause she really does deserve the recognition she gets.
Marcy is honest about what she wants, she stays true to herself no matter what, she doesn’t take shit from anyone, and overall she’s just a totally genuine character that (aside from all the supernatural bits) feels like a real person.
Not only is her personality a gem to experience, but her design is really fun, too. Marceline has on a different outfit in almost every episode she’s been in, but she’s never been shown as someone who takes a lot of pride or puts a lot of work into her appearance (not a bad thing, but just something rare in female characters).
Last but not least - Marceline is, despite technically being a side character on the show, wholly balanced and interesting and has multiple storylines going on throughout the series. She’s got so many stories to tell (most of them heartbreaking, but still…) and Adventure Time has not held back with any of them.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAAAAAAAAY
I haven’t watched any Ben 10 series but I’d hope someone would be able to add them!!
Thanks for the suggestion, but I’m not including any anime on this blog. Publishing this so followers can check it out, though!