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Amara *Emily Swallow, Gracyn Shinyei (Young Amara), Yasmeene Lily-elle Ball (Tween Amara), Samantha Isler (Teenage Amara)

People have different opinions what they like and don't like. For me the story of the Darkness and Amara has been interesting from the start. As I am a graphic designer that is interested in history, mythology, theology, architecting and cloth designing, I envision her like a goddess. I know she has not been portrayed to be a goddess but her brother is God and she is something that the human kind has never seen. Not knowing  a better word for her, she is a goddess in my book. She took a human vessel which means she might start to know feelings. She grew up fast from a baby to a grown woman and it shows in her clothes and how she looks. Amara needed to take all the information in. She had a huge book to study and she bloomed to an all powerful goddess.

The goddesses have been shown the same throughout all of Supernatural - powerful and not caring about humans. In a way, Amara does seem to care, though, and her goddess dress style is simpler implying that she is that powerful - she could wipe out the other goddesses with a flick of her wrist. I talked about her dressing style more in here with examples. Amara doesn't need to pretend anything, but still she is really a child in how she sees the world and her brother. She is a kick-ass woman just because she is the most powerful being after God or hell, maybe even an equal. Maybe the Winchesters need to save the vessel and Amara turns back to a baby. How they will defeat the Darkness and save the innocent vessel is the main question...or is that even how the story ends?

"Good, evil, Heaven, Hell, people. It all seems so unimportant." – 11.03 The Bad Seed"

He was so threatened by me, fearful that I would make a more perfect creation than he, so he exiled me. Virtually erased me. Passed on stories that I was a threat." – O Brother, Where Art Thou?

"I was the beginning, and I will be the end. I will be all that there is." – O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Known status: Alive and kicking
Seen: 11.01 Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire, 11.02 Form and Void, 11.03 The Bad Seed, 11.05 Thin Lizzie, 11.06 Our Little World, 11.09 O Brother Where Art Thou?


*Lisa Berry

I can't even describe how remarkable Billie's character was in my eyes. She had the balls to get Sam scared, which made the viewer scared for  the Winchesters. It is for sure now that they better not die because that outcome will be the end of them. Billie didn't need to say much to make a statement or show her strength. She just is. Did I mention she has an incredible singing voice too? Well, she has. Also the actress that played her is a Supernatural fan and watches the show too (little backround knowledge for you there). I do hope we see more of her and she keeps her cool. It takes a lot to make such a big impression on the fandom by only being in one episode. Her entrance was almost as memorable as the one for Death.

"O death, o death, o death won't you spare me over another year? Oh, what is this that I can't see with ice-cold hands taking hold of me? When God is gone and the devil takes hold who'll have mercy on your soul?”

"You and Dean . . . Dying and coming back again and again. The old death thought it was funny. But now there's one hard, fast rule in this universe. What lives . . . dies. So the next time you or your brother bite it, well, you're not going to Heaven . . . Or Hell. One of us -- and, Lord, I hope it's me -- we're gonna make a mistake and toss you out into the Empty. And nothing comes back from that. I know you're dying. I can feel it. You're unclean in the biblical sense. So I'll be seeing you again, Sam . . . Seeing you real soon. Name's Billie, by the way." – 11.02 Form and Void
Known status: Alive and kicking
Seen: 11.02 Form and Void


Josie Sands
*Alaina Huffman

We didn't see much of the real Josie but the little time we could spend with her she had wit, snark and she was full of heart. She only wanted to do the right thing and in my eyes she was more of a hunter than a Woman of Letters. She also wanted to save her co-worker that had a wife and family from the possession. Little did she know that her decission would still result in him being killed. That doesn't make her sacrifice mean any less. Alaina was great both as Josie and Abaddon so I hope we might see Josie again in flashbacks or something else.

"I could be more useful to you. People underestimate a woman." – 9.17 Mother's Little Helper
Known status: Deceased
Seen: 8.12 As Time Goes By, 8.22 Clip Show, 8.23 Sacrifice, 9.02 Devil May Care, 9.17 Mother's Little Helper, 9.21 King of the Damned


# leah 2016-01-16 01:48
I enjoyed this article the first time and enjoyed your updates. I do have to say that Billie made a great first impression. I am looking forward to her next appearances. I will always have a fondness for Ellen she might be my favorite female character so far in the series. Honorable mentions to Charlie and Jodi.
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-16 05:04
It was good time to update it. Characters might change and also we are getting new characters to add to the list. Also the more episodes we get the more our view of the character might change. Like with me few characters are not out yet fully from the muddy waters but their direction is better. One is still on hold even if I do like the character better "Rowena". But Billie was the bomb. I really truly liked her and she made that effect only in a one scene. I am keeping my thumbs up for her. :)

- Lilah
# spnlit 2016-01-16 11:23
1. strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective:
Article does a nice job to acknowledge, celebrate and comment on many of the females that appeared on the show and just say YEAH girls in general. I don't agree with the label "kick ass" for all you mentioned and think it is a reserved limited class. Some of these females may have been likable, cool, strong in some aspect, made a good decision, made a realization, helped out a bit, or simply had their own story told. Finally I don't think Alex who was an accessory to murder of humans, feeding them to her vampire family, and Claire who chose the life of crime over foster care and helped plan the murder of Dean Winchester should be getting any kick ass awards just because they had a tough life, made bad choices and eventually had a change of mind. My list of Kick Ass Women whether good or evil: #1 Mary Winchester followed in no order Pamela Barnes, Ellen Harvelle, Mrs.Tran, Charlie, Ruby, Meg, Abaddon, Deanna Campbell, Annie Hawkins, Naomi.
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-16 13:17
It is the way people see things. I see it as a great strength to change your path and do the right thing and like I said. Some of them are teetering on the border. And in part one I mentioned most in your list. Also, I do choose who I pick up carefully. If I wouldn't I would put minion number two also on the list. All the women on this list were at least effective from the word description. But like I said, it is a matter of opinion. This is how I see it. :)

- Lilah
# JJA 2016-01-22 16:40
I think to be a "Woman of Supernatural" you need to actually appear in more than one episode, AND be a significant player in the episodes.

One time guests should not qualify, nor should bit-players (such as the angel Rachel in season 6, and that demon Sam & Ruby tortured for blood that would eat babies). Otherwise, the category is too wide open and subjective.
# Lilah_Kane 2016-01-22 17:10
It depends what kind of impression the woman in question has made. Few of them I have in my list like that. The first article was more varied. You could call this an update to that. :)

Thanks for reading.

- Lilah
# LEAH 2016-01-22 18:20
Well she is giving her personal opinions so yes it is subjective. She didn't specify it had to be a "significant" character. Her theme was kick-ass women so she categorized them as she saw fit, she is the author. A one time character can be impactful also. Agree or disagree but she is allowed her opinions. I enjoyed her article.