Blizzard Entertainment has a long history of creating heavy lore-based games and just as interesting and complex characters. World of Warcraft alone boasts more than 17 years of world and character building. There is a long list of complex, strong and exciting characters to ramble on about. But this list isn’t just about any old WoW character. Oh no. It is about six of our favorite badass female characters that we love and support! Of course, this is just a small sample of the kickass female characters in-game, so we want to hear yours too! Let us know in the comments below and on social media!
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Tyrande Whisperwind is the High Priestess of Elune and the leader of the World of Warcrafts’ Night Elf race. She was born thousands of years ago and has spent her time leading her people while her love Malfurion Stormrage watched over the Emerald Dreams with the other druids. She is a fierce leader who will do anything to protect her people. Tyrande is an extremely skilled tactician and a key part of the Alliance. Tyrande would do anything for her people and those she loves, including taking on the persona of the Night Warrior to gain the power to win vengeance for the burning of the World Tree Teldrassil and everyone who died during the Battle for Darkshore.
Draka was a member of the Frostwolf Clan before giving her life to protect her son, Thrall. But in World of Warcraft, death doesn’t mean gone forever. Draka found her new purpose within the House of Eyes under Margrave Akarek. She is a key playing in the war against the Jailer and saving Maldraxxus from the anima drought. Even though she was sick as a child, she fought to become strong and earn her place. She did the same thing when she came to the Shadowlands. She studied and practiced hard to earn her spot alongside her new people. She is proof that hard work and determination will pay off and that we must always face our challenges head-on.
Talanji isn’t just a princess; she is a warrior. She is willing to do anything to protect her people, including leaving her home to find those who could help her. When her father dies, she takes over her role as Queen and focuses on her role within the Horde. She isn’t a typical royal who is spoiled and childish. She is worldly and always looking to better herself. She has surrounded herself with a council that is willing to help support her and challenge her when they believe she is making the wrong choices. She is a great example of why it is important to rely not only on yourself but also on those around you.
Valeera is one of the strongest and most skilled females in World of Warcraft. She is also one of the strongest rogues in the franchise as well. Valeera held her on while battling alongside Bearmantle and Varian during her time in the Crimson Ring Tournament and after they left. She used her skills and speed to face off against enemies that would have typically overpowered her. She did everything she could to protect her friends from those who would cause them harm. Valeera used her strength and leaned on her friends to overcome her addiction to mana. Valeera works with both the Alliance and Horde against those looking to hurt Azeroth.
Jaina Proudmoore has gone through so much sadness in her life. For most of her life, she was an advocate for peace until Garrosh Hellscream’s Horde bombed Theramore. In her rage, she swore she would bring an end to the Horde no matter what. But her friends stood by her side and helped her come to terms and even has a civil relationship with the current Horde council. Jaina is one of the strongest mages to have lived, even proving that she could raise a ship from the bottom of the sea and then make it fly. She embraced her strengths and learned to use her emotions to her benefit.
Shandris is a legendary Night Elf Sentinel and the current General of the Sentinel Army, serving under her adoptive mother, Tyrande Whisperwind. After losing her birth family during the War of the Ancients, Shandris vowed to never fall in the face of an enemy. She dedicated her time to sharpening her skills and rising within the ranks of the Night Elf military. She has been a major player in more than a few of World of Warcraft‘s wars over the years, including the most recent Fourth War. She is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and with a bow. But her real badass title comes in how she can lead and command her troops and inspire others to achieve greatness.
This article was originally published on 3/8/21.
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