My first pic of 2011! (Technically a carry over from last year)
I'm a huge fan of the Metal Gear franchise, especially for the strong female characters that appear alongside Snake and the other guys in the games.
My love for Big Boss's mentor from MGS3 and Peace Walker, The Boss/The Joy can't be measured! She is the epitomy of a strong female badass, and is easily on par with ANY male badass in popular culture today. The MGS creator, Hideo Kojima has created a woman who despite all the misfortune that has happened to her during her life, has the strength and conviction to stick to her beliefs to the very end.
I would wholeheartedly endorse her as a character, and for anyone who wants to learn more about her, should play Metal Gear Solid 3 and/or MGS Peace Walker. I can't say fairer than that!
Stay tuned for more MGS female badass's in the future! (Probably Meryl Silverburg first!)