These are the female TV characters of the '90s who could handle anything... and they didn't take any crap while doing it.
Xena's badass battle cry and chakram-wielding abilities made her one deadly warrior.
Nothing could hold C.J. back from saving people or animals in dangerous situations.
The Chosen One slayed so many vampires and demons you probably lost count.
Topanga embraced her weirdness and was proud of her good grades and high standards. When she told Mr. Feeny she'd be president one day, you believed her.
Prue was one righteous witch, dedicated to protecting the innocent and taking care of her sisters.
This character helped pave the way for positive portrayals of trans women on TV. Plus, she's one badass DEA agent.
Clarissa, who could program computer games, was one of the first characters who represented a woman in tech.
Daria honestly did not care what other people thought of her (OK, with maybe the exception of Trent) which made her one chill lady.
Harriette and Laura weren't the only outspoken women on Family Matters. "Mother" Winslow kept the family in line as the witty, straight-talking matriarch.
Judge Judy has always ruled her court in a smart, sarcastic way, and she does not tolerate fools in her courtroom.
Khadijah James ran the show as editor and publisher of Flavor magazine. She was also the glue that held her group of very different gal pals together.
Jessie was all about calling out male chauvinism and inequality at her high school, and refused to be silenced.
Elaine was selfish, opinionated, totally independent, and didn't have any weird hangups about discussing topics like sex and masturbation.
This Borg badass has always felt complete without a partner, leaning into her individuality and independence.
These three girls used their superpowers to fight villains and save the world.
Wise beyond her eight years, Lisa has always been an outspoken feminist and seeker of justice.
She was an FBI agent and a medical doctor. How badass is that?