27 Female TV Characters Who Started Off Kinda The Worst, Then Had Incredible Growth

    We love a good redemption arc!

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which female TV characters they initially hated but eventually ended up loving. Here are some of the best responses:

    Spoilers ahead!!!

    1. Petra Solano from Jane the Virgin:

    2. Paris Geller from Gilmore Girls:

    Rory and Paris hug at high school graduation and admit they hated each other most of the time

    3. Cece Parekh from New Girl:

    4. Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

    Cordelia: "I think it I say it, it's my way"

    5. Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones:

    6. Alexis Rose from Schitt's Creek:

    Alexis tells Ted she can't go to the Galapagos with him but she's so proud of him and thankful to have met him, "I'd like to think that we helped each other get here"

    7. April Ludgate from Parks and Recreation:

    8. Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill:

    Brooke: "I stopped letting boys define me and I started believing in myself and in my potential, somewhere along the way the lost little party girl became the girl on the wall of honor"

    9. Elektra Abundance from Pose:

    Elektra: "You think I was born a butterfly? I am who I am because I know who I am and I refuse to ever let anyone tell me otherwise"

    10. Caroline Forbes from The Vampire Diaries:

    Caroline: "Whenever anyone tells me I can't do something I prove them wrong"

    11. April Kepner from Grey's Anatomy:

    Jackson tells April she's changed, she responds: "No I've grown, we haven't BEEN through a lot, we're GOING through a hard part, this is the worse of 'for better or worse'"

    12. Regina Mills from Once Upon a Time:

    13. Naomi Clark from 90210:

    Naomi: "I don't have to care what you or anyone else thinks because I am good enough exactly as I am"

    14. Margo Hanson from The Magicians:

    15. Zoë Rivas from Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class:

    Zoë comes out as a lesbian to the whole school: "I've always been afraid to say it and I'm not anymore"

    16. Lola Pacini from Degrassi: The Next Generation and Degrassi: Next Class:

    Lola helps Yael figure out their gender identity: "I guess if you're not all boy or you're not all girl why should people refer to you like you are?"

    17. Santana Lopez from Glee:

    Santana comes out to her grandmother and says she walks around so mad at the world but she doesn't want to fight anymore she just wants to be herself: "I love girls the way I'm supposed to love boys"

    18. Skyler White from Breaking Bad:

    19. Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:

    Hilary: "I'm a beautiful woman trapped in an even more beautiful woman's body"

    20. Summer Roberts from The O.C.:

    Summer: "You're my destiny Cohen," Seth: "Go save the world Summer Roberts"

    21. Lu Montesinos Hendrich from Elite:

    Lu tells Nadia she doesn't need a man or anyone: "Be the badass woman who managed to beat me, be the woman I admire, dammit!"

    22. Cayetana Grajera Pando from Elite:

    Cayetana tells Phillipe's mother: "Your son's impulsiveness isn't a matter of biology, it's a matter of education"

    23. Monica Geller from Friends:

    Monica tells Chandler they're adopting a baby

    24. Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City:

    Miranda: "By the way — never, never call me again; have a nice day"

    25. Lydia Martin from Teen Wolf:

    26. Tabitha Galavan from Gotham:

    27. And finally, Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:

    Catra with sword

    Reminder that I, Kelly Martinez, do not necessarily endorse all of these opinions!!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity. Not all entries were from Community users.