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27 March 2011 @ 10:52 pm
day 10!  
First of all, I changed my mood theme. I now have a Shahrukh Khan one. How awesome is that? Sorry, I got excited and had to point it out. lady_nerca made it. I love Clois but SRK was my first love and I figured it was time for a change. :)

Now, it's Day 10 of my 30 Day Female Character Meme. :)

Day Ten: Favorite female character in a sci-fi/supernatural show

The obvious answer is Lois, but I already used her for my favorite leading lady and I don't like to repeat days. So I'm going with another character I love in my favorite sci fi show: Tess Mercer (Smallville).

I absolutely adore Tess and my love for her has only grown over the years. I think she's just amazing. When I first heard that she was one of the new characters in s8, I was more than a little skeptical. Other than her scene with Lois, I wasn't impressed in 'Odyssey'. But at time went on, I found her more fascinating. I had a love/hate relationship with her in s8 (mostly just shipping her with Lois). There were plenty of moments that I started to like her but there were others that I was just frustrated and felt she was trying too hard.

It was season 9 that made her one of my favorite characters. Cassidy seemed to find her ground and her character really began to develop. One of the many things I love about Tess is that nobody knows anything about her so her history can be carved. The retcons in season 10 made sense, because we didn't have any knowledge on her background and it all just worked (even though the timeline does make me scratch my head).

Not only is she beautiful, but she is smart, cunning and tough as nails. Tess is badass. There's no doubt about it. I love how tough she is and how she won't bow down to anyone. Zod thought he could send one of his men after her and that guy ended up dead. You don't mess with Tess Mercer. I love how she sent him the guy's tags and toasted him from across the street. She knew that she would be second guessed after being chosen as Lex's replacement and she made sure her presence felt. Respect her or pay the consequences. Despite this, she does have a vulnerable side, as shown in 'Isis' when Clark and Ollie welcomed her to the team. Her life hasn't been an easy one yet she doesn't use that an excuse or a way to get pity. This gal is no woobie. Sure, she makes mistakes but she doesn't justify them. She is who she is and I love that.

I'm glad that she got to be one of the good guys though and has found real family/friends with the Justice League. I hope she gets a good ending because she deserves it. Cassidy is also an incredible actress, who manages to express so much with just her eyes. She brings Tess to life and I don't think anyone could've done it better.

Day One: Favorite lead female character
Day Two: Favorite supporting female character
Day Three: A female character you hated but grew to love
Day Four: A female character you relate to
Day Five: Favorite female character on a male-driven show
Day Six: Favorite female-driven show
Day Seven: A female character that needs more screen time
Day Eight: Favorite female character in a comedy show
Day Nine: Favorite female character in a drama show
Day Ten: Favorite female character in a sci-fi/supernatural show
Day Eleven: Favorite female character in a children's show
Day Twelve: Favorite female character in a movie
Day Thirteen: Favorite female character in a book
Day Fourteen: Favorite older female character
Day Fifteen: Favorite female character growth arc
Day Sixteen: Favorite mother character
Day Seventeen: Favorite warrior female character
Day Eighteen: Favorite non-warrior female character
Day Nineteen: Favorite non-human female character
Day Twenty: Favorite female antagonist
Day Twenty-One: Favorite female character screwed over by canon
Day Twenty-Two: Favorite female character you love but everyone else hates
Day Twenty-Three: Favorite female platonic relationship
Day Twenty-Four: Favorite female romantic relationship
Day Twenty-Five: Favorite mother/daughter and/or sister relationship
Day Twenty-Six: Favorite classical female character (from pre-20th century literature or mythology or the like)
Day Twenty-Seven: A female character you have extensive personal canon for
Day Twenty-Eight: Favorite female writer (television, books, movies, etc.)
Day Twenty-Nine: A female-centric fic rec
Day Thirty: Whatever you’d like
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svgurl: tesssvgurl on March 28th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Lex is returning for the finale but I doubt they'll team up. Tess pretty much hates him now and she's on the good side. He never will be. I'm just hoping that he won't kill her, because it's a definite possibility.
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svgurl: tess mercersvgurl on March 29th, 2011 08:08 am (UTC)
Since her character is not apart of the mythos (she's more a combination of a few characters), I'm a bit worried about her fate. Hopefully she doesn't die but with Smallville, you never know.
svgurl: tess somebody save mesvgurl on March 28th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Agreed! I just love her and really enjoy her scenes, with the exception of the ones with AU Lionel because he bores me. Though I love when she gets one up on him. :)
Maria :): Summer Glau Smilereality0junkie on March 28th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I love Tess! I'm glad you've chosen her! :)
svgurl: tess somebody save mesvgurl on March 28th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
Tess is just awesome! I had to choose her. After Lois, she's my favorite female character on Smallville. :D
haights: [Disney] Mickey Mousehaights on March 30th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
So cool that you found a moodtheme you really like! :D

It's so interesting how you can really not like a character in the beginning, but then begin to like them and develop an understanding of them. :)
svgurl: tesssvgurl on April 1st, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Thanks! I had a Clois moodtheme for years, but I saw this one and I had to change it up. :)

It's so interesting how you can really not like a character in the beginning, but then begin to like them and develop an understanding of them. :)
Isn't it? Acting goes a long way but there has to be good writing too. That really does change my perceptive of a character. It's hard to like a character you don't really know well.