We recently asked the members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite TV and film characters from 2017. Here are some of the best results:
1. Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok
2. The women from The Handmaid's Tale
3. Sam White from Dear White People
4. The Amazons from Wonder Woman
5. Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta, from Wonder Woman
6. Penelope Alvarez from One Day at a Time
7. Sana from Skam
8. Lady Bird from Lady Bird
9. Issa and the women from Insecure
10. Jules and Ophelia from Sweet/Vicious
11. Betty and Veronica from Riverdale
12. The women from GLOW
13. The women from Big Little Lies
14. Nola Darling from She's Gotta Have It
15. Jane Sloan, Kat Edison, Sutton Brady, Jacqueline Carlyle, and Adena el-Amin from The Bold Type
16. Jane Villanueva from Jane the Virgin
17. Sansa and Arya from Game of Thrones
18. Mija from Okja
19. Dina from Girls Trip
20. President Mellie Grant from Scandal
21. Jessica Jones from The Defenders (and Jessica Jones)
22. Hela from Thor: Ragnarok
23. Kate McKinnon's characters from Saturday Night Live
24. Beth from This Is Us
25. Nomi from Sense8
26. Rebecca Bunch from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
27. Lorraine Broughton from Atomic Blonde
28. Beatrice and Princess Carolyn from BoJack Horseman
29. Lady Olenna from Game of Thrones
30. Colleen Wing from Iron Fist
31. Clarke Griffin from The 100
32. Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy
33. Eleven from Stranger Things
34. Rainbow Johnson from Black-ish
35. Fiona Gallagher from Shameless
36. Lagertha from Vikings
37. Farah Black from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
38. Abbi and Ilana from Broad City
39. Ingrid from Ingrid Goes West
40. Wynonna, Waverly, and Nicole from Wynonna Earp
41. Daisy Johnson from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
42. Ally from American Horror Story: Cult
43. And finally, the Thirteenth Doctor from Doctor Who, who was revealed this year.
Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.
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The photo of Nola Darling from She's Gotta Have It has been replaced with a still from the television series. An earlier version of this post used a photo from the original film.