The #WomenInFiction #MarchMadness Seeding Round is Open!

Years ago, decided to use the thrills of a March Madness style competition to celebrate Women’s History Month, and shortly after our landmark Women in Fiction competition came to an end we finally saw equality spread across the land!


Now, more than ever, everyone at NonPro sees the importance of commemorating the awesome female characters in the stories we love. We the Geeks feel that it is imperative to find and elevate these role-models, these bad-asses, these complex figures – wherever they may be. Strong female characters make for better stories, and better stories help us make sense of the sometimes scary world we find ourselves in.

So, with great pleasure, is once again holding a nerd-centric March Madness competition, and in honor of Women’s History Month, (and the fact that we are phenomenally bad at sports) we’re putting the spotlight on awesome women in fiction.


Oh, and we’re always on the lookout for writers and commentators that can share their feelings about why these characters are so damn awesome. If you’re interested in helping out, email [email protected] today!


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    Please help us “seed” our March Madness competition by selecting as many of the submissions below as you’d like. Using complicated sciencetastic formulas, we will use responses from this form to determine which characters will be pitted against each other in the first round. Remember, only the 64 most voted for characters will make it into a bracket, so vote and share often! Just select as many as you like, and trust in our enormous unbiased brains to do the rest!

    And keep watching the site for our very special Play-In Round where some of your favorites that didn’t make this list might still have a hail-mary to get into our competition!

    [checkbox a1 use_label_element “Alex”] Alex Vance from Half-Life
    [checkbox a2 use_label_element “Alexstrasza”] Alexstrasza from World of Warcraft
    [checkbox a3 use_label_element “Amanda”] Amanda Ripley from Alien: Isolation
    [checkbox a4 use_label_element “Amaterasu”] Amaterasu from Okami
    [checkbox a5 use_label_element “Amy”] Amy Pond from Doctor Who
    [checkbox a6 use_label_element “Angelica”] Angelica Schuyler from Hamilton
    [checkbox a7 use_label_element “Anna”] Anna from Frozen
    [checkbox a8 use_label_element “Anne”] Anne Bonny from Black Sails
    [checkbox a9 use_label_element “Anthy”] Anthy Himemiya from Revolutionary Girl Utena
    [checkbox a10 use_label_element “Ariel”] Ariel from The Little Mermaid
    [checkbox a11 use_label_element “Asami”] Asami from Legend of Korra
    [checkbox a12 use_label_element “Azula”] Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender
    [checkbox a13 use_label_element “Batgirl”] Batgirl/Oracle aka Barbara Gordon from DC Comics
    [checkbox a14 use_label_element “Kane”] Batwoman aka Kate Kane from DC Comics
    [checkbox a15 use_label_element “Beauty”] Beauty Stem from Toad Patrol
    [checkbox a16 use_label_element “Belle”] Belle from Beauty and the Beast
    [checkbox a17 use_label_element “Arachnia”] Black Arachnia from Transformers: Beast Wars
    [checkbox a18 use_label_element “Brienne”] Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones
    [checkbox a19 use_label_element “Janeway”] Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager
    [checkbox a20 use_label_element “Captainmarvel”] Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a21 use_label_element “Fangbattle”] Carey Fangbattle from The Adventure Zone
    [checkbox a22 use_label_element “Carol”] Carol from The Walking Dead
    [checkbox a23 use_label_element “Carrie”] Carrie White from Carrie
    [checkbox a24 use_label_element “Chloe”] Chloe from Life is Strange
    [checkbox a25 use_label_element “Clarice”] Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs
    [checkbox a26 use_label_element “Clementine”] Clementine from Telltale’s The Walking Dead
    [checkbox a27 use_label_element “Connie”] Connie Maheswaran from Steven Universe
    [checkbox a28 use_label_element “Coraline”] Coraline from Coraline
    [checkbox a29 use_label_element “DVa”] D.Va from Overwatch
    [checkbox a30 use_label_element “Daenerys”] Daenerys Targaeryen from Game of Thrones
    [checkbox a31 use_label_element “Quake”] Daisy “Quake” Johnson from Agents of SHIELD
    [checkbox a32 use_label_element “Daria”] Daria from Daria
    [checkbox a33 use_label_element “Darlene”] Darlene Alderson from Mr. Robot
    [checkbox a34 use_label_element “Demona”] Demona from Gargoyles
    [checkbox a35 use_label_element “Diane”] Diane Nguyen from Bojack Horseman
    [checkbox a36 use_label_element “Donna”] Donna Noble from Doctor Who
    [checkbox a37 use_label_element “DorothyGG”] Dorothy from Golden Girls
    [checkbox a38 use_label_element “Dorothy”] Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz
    [checkbox a39 use_label_element “Eleven”] Eleven from Stranger Things
    [checkbox a40 use_label_element “Elizabeth”] Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean
    [checkbox a41 use_label_element “Ellie”] Ellie from The Last of Us
    [checkbox a42 use_label_element “Elphaba”] Elphaba from Wicked
    [checkbox a43 use_label_element “Elsa”] Elsa from Frozen
    [checkbox a44 use_label_element “Eowyn”] Eowyn from The Lord of the Rings
    [checkbox a45 use_label_element “Valentine”] Faye Valentine from Cowboy Beebop
    [checkbox a46 use_label_element “Felicity”] Felicity Smoak from Arrow
    [checkbox a47 use_label_element “Furiosa”] Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road
    [checkbox a48 use_label_element “Galadriel”] Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings
    [checkbox a49 use_label_element “Garnet”] Garnet from Steven Universe
    [checkbox a50 use_label_element “Gwen”] Gwen Stacy aka Spider-Gwen from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a51 use_label_element “Harley”] Harley Quinn from DC Comics
    [checkbox a52 use_label_element “Hera”] Hera Syndulla from Star Wars: Rebels
    [checkbox a53 use_label_element “Homura”] Homura Akemi from PMMM
    [checkbox a54 use_label_element “Inara”] Inara Serra from Firefly
    [checkbox a55 use_label_element “Jade”] Jade from Beyond Good and Evil
    [checkbox a56 use_label_element “Dax”] Jadzia Dax from Star Trek: Deep Space 9
    [checkbox a57 use_label_element “Jem”] Jem from Jem and the Holograms
    [checkbox a58 use_label_element “Jones”] Jessica Jones from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a59 use_label_element “Rabbit”] Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    [checkbox a60 use_label_element “Judge”] Judge Anderson from DREDD and the Judge Dredd Comics
    [checkbox a61 use_label_element “Hopps”] Judy Hopps from Zootopia
    [checkbox a62 use_label_element “Juno”] Juno MacGuff from Juno
    [checkbox a63 use_label_element “Jyn”] Jyn Erso from Star Wars: Rogue One
    [checkbox a64 use_label_element “Kanaya”] Kanaya Maryam from Homestuck
    [checkbox a65 use_label_element “Katara”] Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
    [checkbox a66 use_label_element “Katniss”] Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
    [checkbox a67 use_label_element “Kaylee”] Kaylee Frye from Firefly
    [checkbox a68 use_label_element “Korra”] Korra from Legend of Korra
    [checkbox a69 use_label_element “Eboshi”] Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke
    [checkbox a70 use_label_element “Lady”] Lady Thor from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a71 use_label_element “Croft”] Lara Croft from Tomb Raider
    [checkbox a72 use_label_element “Laura”] Laura Ingalls Wilder from Little House on the Prairie
    [checkbox a73 use_label_element “Roslin”] Laura Roslin from Battlestar Gallactica
    [checkbox a74 use_label_element “Laurie”] Laurie Strode from Halloween
    [checkbox a75 use_label_element “Leela”] Leela from Futurama
    [checkbox a76 use_label_element “Leia”] Leia Organa from Star Wars
    [checkbox a77 use_label_element “Leslie”] Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec
    [checkbox a78 use_label_element “Lightning”] Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII
    [checkbox a79 use_label_element “Lisa”] Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons
    [checkbox a80 use_label_element “Lisbeth”] Lisbeth Salander from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    [checkbox a81 use_label_element “Lucy”] Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy
    [checkbox a82 use_label_element “Lumpy”] Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time
    [checkbox a83 use_label_element “Luna”] Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter
    [checkbox a84 use_label_element “MoonGirl”] Lunella Lafayette from Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur in Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a85 use_label_element “Lydia”] Lydia Martin from Teen Wolf
    [checkbox a86 use_label_element “Mable”] Mable from Gravity Falls
    [checkbox a87 use_label_element “Marceline”] Marceline the Vampire Queen from Adventure Time
    [checkbox a88 use_label_element “Marion”] Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark
    [checkbox a89 use_label_element “Mary”] Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins
    [checkbox a90 use_label_element “Max”] Max Caulfield from Life is Strange
    [checkbox a91 use_label_element “Melinda”] Melinda May from Agents of SHIELD
    [checkbox a92 use_label_element “Merida”] Merida from Brave
    [checkbox a93 use_label_element “Michonne”] Michonne from The Walking Dead
    [checkbox a94 use_label_element “Midna”] Midna from Legend of Zelda
    [checkbox a95 use_label_element “Mikasa”] Mikasa Ackerman from Attack on Titan
    [checkbox a96 use_label_element “Missy”] Missy from Doctor Who
    [checkbox a97 use_label_element “Moana”] Moana from Moana
    [checkbox a98 use_label_element “Monkey”] Monkey from Kubo and the Two Strings
    [checkbox a99 use_label_element “Motoko”] Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell
    [checkbox a100 use_label_element “Frisby”] Mrs. Frisby/Brisby from The Secret of NIMH
    [checkbox a101 use_label_element “MsMarvel”] Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Kkhan from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a102 use_label_element “Mulan”] Mulan from Mulan
    [checkbox a103 use_label_element “Nancy”] Nancy Drew from The Nancy Drew Series
    [checkbox a104 use_label_element “Nausica”] Nausicaa from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    [checkbox a105 use_label_element “Nomi”] Nomi Marks from Sens8
    [checkbox a106 use_label_element “Olivia”] Olivia Dunham from Fringe
    [checkbox a107 use_label_element “Pearl”] Pearl from Steven Universe
    [checkbox a108 use_label_element “Peggy”] Peggy Carter from Agent Carter and Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a109 use_label_element “Bubblegum”] Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time
    [checkbox a110 use_label_element “Peach”] Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros Games
    [checkbox a111 use_label_element “McGonagall”] Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter
    [checkbox a112 use_label_element “Chrysalis”] Queen Chrysalis from My Little Pony
    [checkbox a113 use_label_element “Queenie”] Queenie Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts
    [checkbox a114 use_label_element “Raven”] Raven from Teen Titans and DC Comics
    [checkbox a115 use_label_element “Regina”] Regina Mills aka the Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time
    [checkbox a116 use_label_element “Rey”] Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    [checkbox a117 use_label_element “Riri”] Riri Williams from Iron Man in Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a118 use_label_element “River”] River Song from Doctor Who
    [checkbox a119 use_label_element “Riza”] Riza Hawkeye from Full Metal Alchemist
    [checkbox a120 use_label_element “Lalonde”] Rose Lalonde from Homestuck
    [checkbox a121 use_label_element “Rose”] Rose Tyler from Doctor Who
    [checkbox a122 use_label_element “Rukia”] Rukia Kuchiki from Bleach
    [checkbox a123 use_label_element “Sabine”] Sabine Wren from Star Wars: Rebels
    [checkbox a124 use_label_element “Sabriel”] Sabriel from Sabriel
    [checkbox a125 use_label_element “Moon”] Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon
    [checkbox a126 use_label_element “Sakura”] Sakura from Cardcaptors
    [checkbox a127 use_label_element “Haruno”] Sakura Haruno from Naruto
    [checkbox a128 use_label_element “Samus”] Samus from Metroid
    [checkbox a129 use_label_element “San”] San from Princess Mononoke
    [checkbox a130 use_label_element “Sansa”] Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones
    [checkbox a131 use_label_element “Kerrigan”] Sarah Kerrigan from Star Craft
    [checkbox a132 use_label_element “Manning”] Sarah Manning from Orphan Black
    [checkbox a133 use_label_element “Scarlett”] Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind
    [checkbox a134 use_label_element “7of9”] Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager
    [checkbox a135 use_label_element “SheHulk”] She-Hulk from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a136 use_label_element “SheRa”] She-Ra from She-Ra: Princess of Power
    [checkbox a137 use_label_element “Six”] Six from Battlestar Galactica
    [checkbox a138 use_label_element “SquirrelGirl”] Squirrel Girl aka Doreen Green from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a139 use_label_element “Star”] Star Butterfly from Star Vs The Forces of Evil
    [checkbox a140 use_label_element “Starbuck”] Starbuck aka Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica
    [checkbox a141 use_label_element “Storm”] Storm aka Ororo Munroe from Marvel Comics
    [checkbox a142 use_label_element “Supergirl”] Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El from DC Comics
    [checkbox a143 use_label_element “Baroness”] The Baroness from GI Joe
    [checkbox a144 use_label_element “Bride”] The Bride from Kill Bill
    [checkbox a145 use_label_element “Tifa”] Tifa Lockhart from Final Fantasy 7
    [checkbox a146 use_label_element “Toph”] Toph Bei Fong from Avatar: The Last Airbender
    [checkbox a147 use_label_element “Tracer”] Tracer from Overwatch
    [checkbox a148 use_label_element “Twilight”] Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    [checkbox a149 use_label_element “Undyne”] Undyne from Undertale
    [checkbox a150 use_label_element “Utena”] Utena Tenjou from Revolutionary Girl Utena
    [checkbox a151 use_label_element “Vasquez”] Vasquez from Aliens
    [checkbox a152 use_label_element “Velma”] Velma from Scooby Doo
    [checkbox a153 use_label_element “Violet”] Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events
    [checkbox a154 use_label_element “White”] White Witch from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
    [checkbox a155 use_label_element “Willow”] Willow Rosenberg from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
    [checkbox a156 use_label_element “Windblade”] Windblade from Transformers and IDW Comics
    [checkbox a157 use_label_element “Winifred”] Winifred “Fred” Burkle from Angel
    [checkbox a158 use_label_element “Winry”] Winry Rockbell from Full Metal Alchemist
    [checkbox a159 use_label_element “Wonder”] Wonder Woman from DC Comics
    [checkbox a160 use_label_element “Wyldstyle”] Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie
    [checkbox a161 use_label_element “Xena”] Xena from Xena: The Warrior Princess
    [checkbox a162 use_label_element “Zelda”] Zelda from The Legend of Zelda Series
    [checkbox a163 use_label_element “Zoe”] Zoe Washburne from Firefly