Anti-Heroines

Tired of damsels in distress and Mary Sue spreading happiness that makes you vomit? We are going down dark and dirty into the world of the female anti-heroines, complex characters that happen to belong to a special gender. Please vote and share these grimdark characters with everyone.
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340 books · 202 voters · list created December 15th, 2013 by Otto (votes) .
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message 1: by Otto (new)

Otto So what do you think makes an anti-heroine? Comment and let others know.


message 2: by Jill (new)

Jill love this list, but I admit I'm surprised to see Jane Eyre on here


message 3: by Jill (new)

Jill Ad for Anti-Heroine : Idealism and black and white morality not required, but cynicism and grey morality are welcome. Must be willing to do anything/almost anything to further her purposes. Must possess redeemable cause (revenge or protecting family) characteristics (walks old ladies across the street or treats waiters like humans).
An anti-heroine is definitely one willing to dirty her hands to win. She's not afraid to manipulate, hit, murder, blackmail, cripple, maim, and/or lie to others for her own gains or her hero's. She may have something even she won't do, but whether she's fighting for her her family, her hero, or herself, she'll do almost anything to further her purposes.


message 4: by Jill (new)

Jill I kinda hate Finley now, but I have to say that in The Girl in the Steel Corset she was worthy anti-heroine.


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