:D I just found this blog and it's awesome! You should profile some characters from Detentionaire, like Tina and Ruby Kwee and Brandy Silver or Greta Von Hoffman or Kimmie McAdams or Jenny Jerkins *pauses for inhale* or Sue Ping or Cassandra McAdams even (avoid spoilers though it's a very plot/reveal heavy show)

i’ve never seen detentionaire, but it’d be nice if someone wanted to submit some profiles :D

37. Wadi

from Cartoon Network’s The Secret Saturdays.

Wadi may only be in three episodes of this show, but the fact that she is the only recurring Muslim character in an American cartoon ever (or as far as I could find, if someone finds anyone else, tell me asap!) is something worth noting (note that there was a cartoon called The 99 with an almost entirely Muslim cast, but it never aired in the United States).

Wadi is the love interest to the main character of the series, which gives her the standard amount of backlash from fans. But unlike occasional love-interest-types, she has a totally fresh personality and the writing around her avoids all possible clichés.

Wadi is not just a troublemaker; she’s a kleptomaniac, she’s hard-headed, competitive, and sassy. But it doesn’t stop her from focusing on the mission at hand. She’s fun and easy to love and, honestly, feels very unique.

you know what you should do instead of just writing a woman who fights physically? }
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I feel like dede from dexters lab is a good character but like idk that's just me

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.

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I'm probably wrong, because when the Proud Family aired in my country I was a bit old for cartoons so I never got to see that many episodes but I always thought Penny's mom was Latina, and her Dad and Suga Mama were African American, and I thought that was super cool. Either way, it still was/is a great show, and this is a great blog :)

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 :)


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Asuna from sword art online! She's a great female character :)

it says right in the description that we don’t include anime girls sorry

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I love this blog! There is so much negativity towards female characters for not conforming to rigid radfem standards, it's starting to sicken me. It's nice to see some positivity for a change. Also, I'm wondering if you'd be willing to change the blog theme back? This text is small and hard to read. Personally, I think your blog was perfect the way it was before.

Thank you!

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!

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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.



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