Vuokko Tikkanen

Other Titles: Headmaster

Category: Educational Leader

Appears in: A Redtail’s Dream" by Minna Sundberg (webcomic)

Ethnicity: Finnish

About: "Headmaster of the village’s school…the strictest person alive, and she always made sure people around her kept their act together. Her memory wasn’t the greatest" (minnasundberg.fi). She is the leader in chapter 1 whom Hannu and Ville need to speak to. She is attempting to complete an alphabet and enlists Hannu and Ville’s help to find the last letter.

The panel used above can be found on p.41 of Sundberg’s webcomic.

Princess Amira

Other Titles: Captain

Category: Noble, Military Leader

Appears in: Princess Princess" by Strangely Katie (webcomic)

About: Amira is a wandering hero who comes to the rescue of Sadie (then trapped in a tower). Together the two embark on a dangerous but eye-opening and enjoyable adventure. Both learn from each other and grow immensely over the course of the story and they become very close.

Amira left home to escape the boring life of a princess and wants to know what being a hero means, and works hard to accomplish this. She is very brave, funny, compassionate, and has “a sword, a unicorn, and kick-butt hair”.

The image above can be found on Strangely Katie’s tumblr.

*Dual protagonist

Mayor Pamela Winchell (former)

Other Titles: Director of Emergency Press Conferences for Night Vale

Category: Political Leader

Appears in: Welcome to Night Vale" (radio show)

About: "Pamela Winchell is the former mayor of Night Vale, until she was replaced by Dana Cardinal in the 2014 election. During her tenure as mayor, she often made statements and held press conferences regarding important issues, and was known to answer journalists’ questions with hollow stares, gritted teeth, or pounding her bleeding fists on the podium. She has since become Director of Emergency Press Conferences for Night Vale" (nightvale.wikia).

*Recurring cast member

Listen to “Welcome to Night Vale”: podbay, iTunes

Lady Liadrin was the first submission for Female Leaders in Fiction. While I still have a pretty large list to go from, I am keeping track of submissions. If you have a submission, please feel free to message the blog or submit it! I do not plan to attach entries as responses, but I will acknowledge submissions when their entries are posted.

Thank you so much for your interest in the blog!

Lady Liadrin

Other Titles: Matriarch and Supreme Leader of the Blood Knight Order

Category: Religious Leader, Group Leader

Appears in: World of Warcraft" and "Hearthstone" (video games)

Voiced by: Unknown

About: "The matriarch of the Blood Knight order. Once a high priestess of the Light, Liadrin became disillusioned with her faith after the Scourge Invasion of Quel’Thalas, and spent the following years honing her martial prowess against the undead occupying the Ghostlands. When M’uru[, the Naaru,] was shipped to Silvermoon by [Kael’thas], Liadrin was summoned…to partake in a radical idea…the empowerment of Light-wielding warriors by siphoning the captive naaru’s holy energies…Liadrin volunteered herself…and thus became the first of the Blood Knights" (wowpedia.org).

Following M’uru’s death, she traveled to Shattrath City to find a new power source for her order. There she learned from A’dal that M’uru knew its fate and that all that had occurred had been prophesied by the Draenei Prophet Velen. As a result, “Liadrin renounced her loyalty to House Sunstrider, and fought alongside the newly-formed Shattered Sun Offensive” against Kael’thas and the Burning Legion.

"Following the victory at the Sunwell Plateau, Lady Liadrin witnessed the rebirth of the Sunwell firsthand. Ackowledging the road ahead as a hard one Liadrin has since rekindled a far more positive relationship with the light" and works to help heal her people.

She “accompanies Thrall and other Horde heroes to join forces with Archmage Khadgar and members of the Alliance in fighting off the Iron Horde invasion. She is among the first to travel through the altered Dark Portal…[and] leads a Blood Knight-led sin’dorei force named the Sunsworn.”

Category: Caretaker, Economic Leader, Group Leader

Appears in: various Marvel comics, television series, films and video games

Portrayed by: Gwyneth Paltrow (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Voiced by: Peg Dixon (“The Marvel Super Heroes”), Anna Cummer (“Iron Man: Armored Adventures”), Dawn Olivieri (“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”), Oka Hiroe (Japanese - “Marvel Anime: Iron Man”, “Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore”), Cindy Robinson (English) (“Marvel Anime: Iron Man”), Grey DeLisle (“Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload”), Mizusawa Fumie (“Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers”),  Elisa Gabrielli (“The invincible Iron Man”), Kate Higgins (English) (“Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore”), Meredith Monroe (“Iron Man”, “Iron Man 2" - video games), Tara Platt ("Marvel Pinball”), Laura Bailey (“Marvel Super Hero Squad Online”, “Lego Marvel Super Heroes”) and Brett Pels (“Marvel Heroes”)

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Category: Group Leader

Appears in: Babylon 5" (television series)

Portrayed by: Patricia Tallman

Warning: Spoilers for “Babylon 5” beneath the cut:

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Other Titles: Princess of Ironforge, Empress of the Dark Iron

Category: Political Leader, Matriarch

Appears in: World of Warcraft" (video game), "The Shattering", "War Crimes" (books)

Voiced by: Elle Newlands

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Okay, wait… was she really canonically pregnant for several years?

She must have been now that I think about it.

Yikes.

Anyway, she was also Frea from the Skyrim Dragonborn DLC and Death’s Wife on Regular Show! That’s pretty rad.

Technically since the event in Blackrock Depths (where she’s hanging out with Emperor Dagran and the group of heroes is sent to kill him and rescue her) can still happen, she’s still pregnant and has been so for almost a decade, but she isn’t supposed to be canonically pregnant for much longer than I assume the average Dwarf pregnancy in WoW. She announced her pregnancy, stayed with the Dark Irons, had her baby and remained away from Ironforge until she returned to take the throne (and you can now see baby Dagran by the Council of Three Hammers in Ironforge). With the vagaries of time passage in WoW it’s kind of hard to say how long a time period is supposed to have happened, in canon. If anything, it’s her son’s actual age that’s in question (like how old Anduin should actually be).

President Elizabeth Levy
Category: Political Leader
Appears in: "Babylon 5: In the Beginning" (film, novel)
Portrayed by: Tricia O’Neil
About: "The President of the Earth Alliance during the Earth-Minbari War. Following the Minbari surrender at the Battle of the Line, Levy initiated the Babylon Project and convinced the Earth Senate to approve funding on the Babylon Station. In 2250, over Levy’s objections, the Earth Senate voted to cut off supply shipments to Mars in retaliation for their declaration of neutrality during the recent War. On February 9th, 2253, Levy stood down as Earth Alliance President and Luis Santiago was voted in as her successor" (babylon5.wikia).

President Elizabeth Levy

Category: Political Leader

Appears in: "Babylon 5: In the Beginning" (film, novel)

Portrayed by: Tricia O’Neil

About: "The President of the Earth Alliance during the Earth-Minbari War. Following the Minbari surrender at the Battle of the Line, Levy initiated the Babylon Project and convinced the Earth Senate to approve funding on the Babylon Station. In 2250, over Levy’s objections, the Earth Senate voted to cut off supply shipments to Mars in retaliation for their declaration of neutrality during the recent War. On February 9th, 2253, Levy stood down as Earth Alliance President and Luis Santiago was voted in as her successor" (babylon5.wikia).