2. Clarice Starling

Clarice exists in a place, time, and environment where women are seen as lesser. Everyone assumes she's going to need someone to rescue her. You can see what she has to deal with simply by being a woman at Quantico. The truth of the matter is that she has more bravery and toughness in her little finger than every other man in the bureau. All that being said, though, Hannibal rescues her in Hannibal and it's legitimately the most romantic thing I've ever seen.

Jo March
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