Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon

Other Titles: Madam Medusa

Category: Political Leader, Matriarch

Appears in: various Marvel comics series (e.g., “Fantastic Four”, “Inhumans”), “The New Fantastic Four" (1978), "Spider-man" "Fantastic Four" (1994), "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." (television series), "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance”, “Marvel: Avengers Alliance" (video game)

Voiced by: Iona Morris (“Fantastic Four”, 1978), Mary Faber (“Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Nancy Linari (“Marvel: Ultimate Alliance”)

About: Inspired by the mythological character, she was “born into the Inhumans’ Royal Family, Medusa was raised as befits an elite Inhuman born and bred to be queen, including exposure to the mutagenic Terrigen Mists” (marvel.com). For a time she was part of the Frightful Four, who were opposed to the Fantastic Four, but was later taken back to her family. She eventually married Black Bolt, becoming queen of the Inhumans, and also served as the public face of the Inhumans, interpreting Black Bolt’s will aloud, as Black Bolt could not speak. She has faced many trials and she briefly joined the Fantastic Four and helped fight numerous foes. After Black Bolt’s death, she serves as the primary leader of the Inhumans, and has pushed to bring disparate Inhumans together and form a closer relationship between humans and Inhumans to combat various prejudices. She did have a son, Ahura, at one point, although he was kept in confinement.

She has the ability to control the movement of her tougher-than-steel hair, even when it has been cut from her head. She can be a very severe person, but she is also quite wise and curious and cares about her people.

*Primary cast member (various)

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Category: Noble, Religious Leader, Matriarch

Appears in: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle" by CLAMP (manga-only)

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Category: Noble, Matriarch

Appears in: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle" (manga, anime) and "xxxHolic" (manga) by CLAMP, "Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations", Tsubasa Spring Thunder Chronicles" (OVAs)

Voiced by: Makino Yui (Japanese) and Monica Rial (English)

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Lady Francis Midford (nee Phantomhive)
Category: Noble, Matriarch
Appears in: “Kuroshitsuji”/”Black Butler" (manga-only)
Ethnicity: British
About: "Ciel’s aunt and Vincent’s younger sister. She is married to Alexis Leon Midford and is Elizabeth and Edward’s mother. Although she is strict, critical and sometimes intimidating to Ciel (and Sebastian, who even fears her and is impressed by her capabilities), she cares deeply for Ciel and her family…Like the rest of the Midford family, she is an expert swordswoman" (wiki). She married her husband, the leader of the British Knights, after defeating him in a fencing event held by Queen Victoria. She is also a trained markswoman and very competitive.
Watch “Kuroshitsuji”: hulu, YouTube
Watch “Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus”: hulu, YouTube

Lady Francis Midford (nee Phantomhive)

Category: Noble, Matriarch

Appears in: Kuroshitsuji”/”Black Butler" (manga-only)

Ethnicity: British

About: "Ciel’s aunt and Vincent’s younger sister. She is married to Alexis Leon Midford and is Elizabeth and Edward’s mother. Although she is strict, critical and sometimes intimidating to Ciel (and Sebastian, who even fears her and is impressed by her capabilities), she cares deeply for Ciel and her family…Like the rest of the Midford family, she is an expert swordswoman" (wiki). She married her husband, the leader of the British Knights, after defeating him in a fencing event held by Queen Victoria. She is also a trained markswoman and very competitive.

Watch “Kuroshitsuji”: hulu, YouTube

Watch “Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus”: hulu, YouTube

C’rel

Category: Political Leader

Appears in: X-Treme X-Men" (comics)

About: A pacifistic saurian. When her people were attacked, she led a group away to safety and negotiated a place for the group with a large group of humans. She accepted the help of the X-Men for passage to the Savage Land, where humans and dinosaurs live together in peace and worked hard to negotiate a place for people in their new home, as well as to stop combat between saurian and humans.

*Primary cast member (“X-Treme X-men: Savage Land”)

Stith

Category: Economic Leader, Educational Leader

Appears in: Titan A.E.” (film), “Titan A.E.: Akima’s Story" (book)

Voiced by: Janeane Garofalo

About: Stith, a Matrin arms dealer, first met Akime when the younger human was learning how to be a pilot. Stith helped Akima and Akima’s foster brother Ishaq thwart a local warlord, Golbus, who was a shared enemy of the three. After outwitting him, Stith guided the two on their next steps and how to survive on their own in an unfriendly galaxy and also trained them how to use weapons. She become close friends with both humans and followed Akima when she become one of Korso’s crew. Stith is skilled with most weapons, very smart and, despite her quick temper, cares greatly for her crewmates. She also helps the crew fight the Drej in the film.

*Primary cast member

Category: Noble, Guide

Appears in: Van Helsing" (film)

Ethnicity: Transylvanian

Portrayed by: Kate Beckinsale

About: The last known living member of her family. The Valerious family has been fighting Dracula and other supernatural threats for centuries in order to keep humans safe. Anna is a capable and brave warrior and has a good sense of humor, as well as a sentimental side, although she is initially quite abrasive to Van Helsing. She saw her brother sacrifice his life to save her from the werewolf, and is horrified to discover that he was bitten in became a werewolf himself as a result. She and Van Helsing become frustrated ‘partners’ in their journey to defeat Dracula. Anna fails to save her brother, and holds him as he dies. She is kidnapped by Dracula and used as leverage against Van Helsing, who later rescues her.

She and Carl, Van Helsing’s comrade, work together to get the werewolf cure for Van Helsing, dodging the last living vampire bride and Igor, Dracula’s helper.

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Berry I Zilwiki, Queen of Torch

Category: Political Leader

Appears in: The Honorverse (books)

About: Originally an orphan in the slums of Chicago on Earth. She and her brother, Larens, were prisoners of a group of lurkers and Berry was repeatedly gang raped until Helen Zilwicki killed their captors and rescued the two children. The pair later became her adoptive siblings. A series of events led her to become part of the plot to free the slaves of Verdant Vista and take it from the control of the genetic slavers, as well as stop a Masadan-Mesan plot on Erewhon. During the fiasco, she became good friends and ‘adopted sisters’ with Lieutenant Thandi Palane and befriended many of her other companions.

"When the Kingdom of Torch, a new star nation of  former genetic slaves, was founded, Berry agreed to become its Queen" and Thandi became Commander of Torch’s Armed Forces (honorverse.wikia). “On that day she became Queen Berry I of the House of Zilwicki.” She insists on as informal a lifestyle as possible, often frustrating her friends and protectors. A bright, active young woman, she is friends with most of those under her charge and well-loved.

Fairy Mary

Category: Group Leader

Appears in: Tinker Bell”, “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”, “Secret of the Wings”, “The Pirate Fairy" (films), "Pixie Hollow Games" (short film), "Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell", "Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure" (video games)

Voiced by: Jane Horrocks

About: The leader of the Tinker Fairies, she oversees the activities of her fellow Tinkers and communicates with Queen Clarion about progress updates and problems. She is often stressed and worrisome over deadlines and things that might be problems, but is also very appreciative of creativity and ingenuity. Although she is often frustrated by the activities of Tinker Bell and other Tinkers, she cares deeply for the Tinkers and has a a good sense of humor. She can also be very competitive, as shown in the Pixie Hollow Games, where she and Tinker Bell were teammates and Fairy Mary coached the younger fairy.

Master Viper

Category: Educational Leader, Caretaker

Appears in: Appears in: Kung Fu Panda”, “Kung Fu Panda 2" (films), "Secrets of the Furious Five”, “Kung Fu Panda Holiday”, “Secrets of the Masters" (short films), "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (animated television series), "Kung Fu Panda: The Game”, “Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors”, “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Game" (video games), "Kung Fu Panda: Art of Balance”, “Kung Fu Panda: Kung Fu Crew" (comics), "Kung Fu Panda: It’s Elemental and Other Stories" (book)

Ethnicity: Chinese

Voiced by: Lucy Liu (films, TV special and TV series), Jessica DiCicco (young version), Kate Higgins (video games)

About: "Viper was born as the beloved daughter of Great Master Viper, protector of the village where he relied on his venomous fangs to defeat his enemies. The Great Master hoped that she would carry on his legacy once she was born, however, she was born without fangs and [did] not develop them as she grew older, much to the dismay of her father. To make [him] smile, Viper took up ribbon dancing, blossoming into a graceful dancer, though this only seemed to mildly please [him]" (kungfupanda.wikia). When her father was confronted by a gorilla bandit and shattered his fangs in combat, Viper heard and raced to help. “She mustered the courage she needed to outwit the gorilla by confusing him with her swift dancing skills and tying him up with her ribbon”. Her father was overjoyed and his legacy as protector was secure. “Some time later, Viper put her fighting skills to use when she came to learn kung fu under Shifu, eventually achieving the rank of master” and joining the Furious Five as a protector of the Valley of Peace. She helps train and support Po.

*Primary cast member