More inspiring ladies from literature...
1. Lyra Silvertongue, His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
2. Dana, Kindred, Octavia E. Butler
(Full review here) A modern African-American woman, Dana is time-travels back to the deep south during the era of slavery. Her treatment is unsurprisingly disturbing and inhumane, but she survives and manages to retain her compassion and dignity.
3. Catherine, Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes
(Full review here) Catherine struggles against her mental disorders and traumatic memories with admirable courage. She doesn't fight any battles, or slay any dragons, but Catherine is a hero, in the same way many women in real life are heroic, she is a survivor of domestic violence.
4. Arya and Sansa Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin
5. Toby, Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood