Xena is for X – the warrior princess http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xena
While Xena, the warrior princess was a fiction character in the TV shows and movies, the entire theme of evil turning to good where Xena goes through her path of redemption is impressive. Ofcourse, the LGBT undertones brought in spice to the Xena character. The reason i added Xena to the list is two fold –
- While there were too many heroes for the little boys to idolize, there were hardly women characters for the little girls – Xena fills in the gap as a female action hero.
- And i do not have any women impressive enough with their name starting with alphabet Z 🙂