Archive | May, 2012

Top 5 Female Fictional Characters

1 May

With the Males there was centuries of characters to choose from but for the females it was much tougher. There aren’t enough strong women in major leading roles which have taken on a massive cultural status. So here’s our offering to redress the balance.

5. Jessica Rabbit

Jessica Rabbit. Okay she’s gorgeous! She dotes on our dear friend Roger and is faithful even when she thinks the end is near. She’s intelligent and sexy. Everything a woman wants to be. Oh and she’s pointing a gun right at you… you better agree with her!

4. Death

Neil Gaimen makes it onto both the male and female lists. Death. Despite her ‘dayjob’ she’s one of the coolest and smartest beings you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Complicated and desirable… she’s going to meet with each of us at some point so make sure you treat her well!

3.Catwoman

After her dreadful ‘accident’ Catwoman appears and takes ass-kicking to another level. She’s a strong female role model for the little girls. And for the guys… well… yeah. She has all the confidence any young woman should have and we’re pleased to have her included in our list!

2. Ellen Ripley

It starts to get serious right here. Ripley is not only one the most iconic female characters ever written but she rivals the ‘men’ at their own game. Surviving multiple encounters with one of the best ‘baddies’ of the 21st century Ripley has shown us that when push comes to shove – all you need is a ‘walker’ but when all else fails… blow it out the airlock!

1. Sarah Connor

Ripley is a badass. Compared with Sarah here she’s a nursery teacher. This woman gets ripped from her comfortable normal life by a machine that’s looking to kill her before she can give birth to the man that leads the resistence. She becomes the symbolic Mother of Humanity. In the picture she reveals her stockpiling of weapons for the coming war. A devoted mother – perfect friend – decent human being and all round hardass. She uses a hydrolic press to save the world… Did I mention she is a waitress…? Do Not Fuck With This Woman!

‘The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it for the first time with a sense of hope. Because of a machine – a terminator – can learn the value of human life – maybe we can too.’ – Sarah Connor.

Top 5 Male Fictional Characters

1 May

Ask a friend who their biggest hero is and most of the time their answer will probably be a person who only exists on paper or celluloid. Here at Top 5, we decided to honour our favourite fictional characters with, you guessed it, a Top 5 list! Before you cry foul at the absence of the female of the species from this list, don’t panic, the ladies will get a Top 5 all to themselves.

5. Dream

Neil Gaiman’s lord of all stories and dreams. Older than the Gods and commander of everything not in reality he is more human than at first glance. He has his moods and failed relationships. Empire magazine named him the 6th greatest comic book character of all time. We think he deserves an upgrade. He is constantly aware of his responsibility as an ‘Endless’ being while still succombing to the most basic of human emotions and flaws. Ultimately a hero his journey and closeness to his older sister Death makes him one of the most fascinating characters ever penned.

4. Frankensteins Monster

Mary Shelley’s Monster is another of those great literary creations. The character alone spawned a massive number of early features in the world of cinema.

3. Dr. Who

The protagonist of the longest running Sci-Fi television series. Time-Lord/Tardis/Two Hearts general awesomeness.

2. Sherlock Holmes

Greatest dectective ever… would have given Columbo a mention here but only one dectective included in the list for fairness.

1. Batman

He’s got a cool car. Cool suit. Catwoman wants him. Complex childhood. General badass. Oh and he’s rich too.