Susannah Dean, and not because she is the main female in Dark Tower, it's because she is strong and powerful even though she is handicapped physically and has multiple personalities, she strongly made it through a LOT of crazy shit!
There are far too many great female characters to choose from! One of my favorite is Namine from Kingdom Hearts, since she grows so much but doesn't have to become spunky or 'tough' to become strong in her own right (maybe that's why I have such respect for Gone with the Wind's Melanie as well).
That being said, my favorite female character from a more popular medium would probably be Katniss Everdeen because she was so strong and caring. I think she's a great contemporary character for young girls to look up to.
Uh...'scuse me. Not laughing at the question. Laughing at the difference in viewpoints on Nynaeve from The Wheel of Time (Robert Jordan) series. NOT my kind of girl; Lan can have her (as if I or anyone else could come between those two). But I do have a favorite character, and she IS from the same series: Min. No wizardly type powers, but a powerful seer, handy with a knife, and all girl at the same time. That girl, I would not kick out of bed for eating crackers. Second place: Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games. (Not the actress in the movies. I've only read the books.)
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